Maruti Betting Big On The New Generation Dzire Compact Sedan
We all already knew that the next generation Dzire is not far away when Suzuki showcased the new Swift at the 2016 Geneva Motor show. Afterall the Dzire since its launch back in 2008 has been one of the most popular cars in its segment. Recently Maruti has taken the covers of the all new Dzire at an event and also announced that they would be launching the new generation compact sedan on 16th May 2017. It is also quite obvious that the bookings too will start from the next month onward.
The car was caught being tested a couple of times on the Indian road, and many of you will love the fact that apart from getting a complete makeover regarding styling the compact sedan now also underpins a whole new platform. Now the Swift hatchback was unveiled in the International market, and although India being one of the most important markets for the hatchback, it will still take some time to launch here in India. So definitely the next big launch from Maruti is the new generation Dzire. Now there is no doubt that Maruti is definitely betting big on the new Dzire.
Below provided are some quick points on why the new generation Dzire could be a game changer for Maruti in India
Royal Enfield enters Brazil, the fourth largest two wheeler market in the world.
Royal Enfield entered the motorcycle industry more than 116 years back in the UK. This makes it the world’s oldest motorcycling company in continuous production. Since then they have been giving us with simple and resilient machines that are ridden across some of the world’s most exciting terrains.
After winning over customers in India, it has continued its stride of expansion and has opened up an exclusive brand outlet and sets up a direct distribution subsidiary in Brazil headquartered in Sao Paulo as part of its growing strategy. Enfield’s new retail format showcases “Pure Motorcycling” as its brand philosophy and has now entered the fourth biggest two-wheeler market in the world.
2017 Yamaha Fascino
In recent years, Yamaha Motor India has managed to get a makeover for itself by shifting its focus towards commuters including scooters, apart from just making performance oriented motorcycles. For a manufacturer that stayed off from making scooters till date, Yamaha now has a comprehensive lineup of scooters which cater to each and every segment of buyers in the market, ranging from college going youth to family oriented unisex scooter buyers to even fashion conscious fairer sex.
A couple of years ago, in a very bold and unexpected move, Yamaha introduced the neo-classic themed scooter Fascino, with which it tried to lure the female buyers intending to make their individualistic statement rather being just another regular part of the crowd. As a ritual of giving a midlife update to its every product in India, Yamaha now has given the Fascino its first ever update, which makes the scooter look fresher than before. Here’s a brief outlook on all the changes and details which the new Fascino gets:-
2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Since there is still some time before Maruti launches the new generation Swift hatchback in India, the Swift Dzire is definitely the next big thing that we all have been looking forward from the Indian auto manufacturer. Now that we know Maruti will be launching the new generation Swift Dzire in India on 16th May 2017 thus expect the bookings to commence from 1st of May onward. Let us get straight into the details of the most popular compact sedan of India.
Maruti had already made quite a name for themselves when they introduced the first generation Dzire back in 2008 and now with the new generation Dzire they surely expecting bigger sales figures. What is surprising is also the fact that Maruti has even dropped the Swift nameplate from the car to give the compact sedan its own identity.
The best thing is that the new generation Dzire will be based on a whole new platform which has helped in reducing the overall weight of the car.The only bad news is that The Dzire will continue to be powered by the same 1.2-litre VVT, while the diesel is the 1.3 DDiS, we also do not expect the numbers to be a whole lot different than the existing car.
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2017 Hyundai Xcent
Hyundai has finally launched their sub-4 meter compact sedan in India Xcent which is based on their popular hatchback the Grand i10. The compact sedan rests on a longer wheelbase. Although it did attract a lot of attention during the time of its launch slowly began to lose composure mostly because of its underpowered diesel engine. However, the facelift Xcent promises to have improved itself and worked on what its predecessor lacked.
The facelift sedan not only has received a new and more powerful diesel engine but also has received both exterior and interior cosmetic as well as feature updates as well.
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2017 Ford Aspire Sports Edition
Ford Motors India introduced the Figo Aspire Sports edition last Monday along with the Figo Sports hatchback. Now we already have informed you about the hatchback, and the changes it has received the sedan variant based on the same hatchback, on the other hand, received its unique styling.
Besides getting some cosmetic enhancement, the Aspire Sports edition also received a tuned suspension setup for better handling. Fortunately, these are not dealer level enhancement and have been done entirely at the Ford’s Sanand, Gujarat workshop.
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TVS Akula 310 aka Apache RTR 300 is getting all dressed up for the big party.
TVS had, a while ago, revealed about its launch in Indonesia in the first half of 2017. Working on a somewhat similar frame as the KTM-Bajaj, TVS took the jump with BMW Motorrad. This joint venture will benefit TVS by bringing in investments and expertise to further broaden their R&D capability to improve on existing projects and bring in new innovations across their product lineup. In fact, TVS has already showcased a concept, touted to be the flagship motorcycle for the company.
Today, we see this partnership taking shape in the form these spy images surfacing the internet where the bike is undergoing dyno tests on the factory floor. This is after we found them sitting outside on the factory yard last week. TVS Akula 310 concept made global debut at the 2016 Auto Expo and now is slated to launch sometime in July, 2017. The Akula 310 will, however, be christened as the Apache RTR 310 in India.
2017 BMW HP4 RACE
You know that it is a big deal when BMW themselves call it ‘the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time’. At this year’s EICMA, BMW Motorrad revealed to the world an initial glimpse of the most exclusive model in its history to date: the sinister looking BMW HP4 RACE. The Germans have now showcased the production version of the same at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Expo 2017.
It will be a purposefully limited edition hand built motorcycle by the blokes at BMW, which will itself be a notch higher than the brand’s superstar, the S 1000RR-HP4. With a full carbon fibre twin-spar main frame and rims that are made in the same factory that makes carbon fibre components for BMW’s iconic ‘i-series’ and 7 series of cars.
Someone caught the Honda XRE 300 on the shopfloor in India.
For some people, adventure is about finding your way through the unknown and doing things most have not or seeing things never seen before is a savour best felt. But unless you plan on walking, you need a way to get there. This is where Honda’s new offering comes in and sweeps you off your feet in the most humble and matured way.
Recently we discussed about Honda eyeing to get the brand’s adventure motorcycle, the XRE 300 into the country as part of their four ’all-new’ two wheelers for FY2018. Looks like our speculations were right if we have to believe this snap of Team-BHP’s reader is true.
Honda has exterminated the CBR 150R and CBR 250R. What is the plan here?
The Indian leg of the Japanese brand, Honda 2Wheelers, is targeting a 20% growth in volume and has reportedly invested a tune of ₹ 1600 crore in new capacities and 4 new models it plans to launch in FY-18. Doing so, the Japanese are gunning for the pole position, grabbing it from its erstwhile partner Hero MotoCorp.
Meanwhile, what we know so far is that Honda has taken off their faired commuters, the CBR 150R and the CBR 250R off their official websites too and have stopped selling them. This could be due to the BS-IV regulations and they might even be updated with BS-IV engines and AHO. Or is the brand launching new generations of the brands?
Honda will launch four ’all-new’ models by FY18. Here is what we think are coming.
One of the largest motorcycle manufacturer, Honda, is firing on all pistons and doing tremendously well in pioneering many great technology and features onto the world streets. Now, they are getting busy in a run to stay as the world leaders by introducing newer models to their line-up and getting a fresh breed of motorcycles for us to grin about.
The Indian leg of the Japanese brand, Honda 2Wheelers, is also targeting a 20% growth in volume and has reportedly invested a tune of ₹ 1600 crore in new capacities and 4 new models it plans to launch in FY-18. Doing so, the Japanese are gunning for the pole position, grabbing it from its erstwhile partner Hero MotoCorp.
Watch Sarah Lezito take up the Park N Ride Challenge on the BMW G 310 R
There are many women taking up riding now and unlike before it is no more a taboo as perceived by society. Then there are those few who kick out all norms and do what they believe in. Enter Sarah ‘Lezito’ Vignot. A girl who has been gifted with a bank of talent to dance around with a machine on two-wheels. Where, for some, balancing on two wheels becomes a task, Sarah takes it to a different level altogether.
In this new video, she goes on a downhill race in the car park with bikes and longboards. Starting at the top of a multi-storey car park, three bikes along with people on longboards partner up and race down the building in a fun filled activity created by BMW Motorrad. And obviously, she is seen riding the BMW G 310 R.
NOTE: We do not endorse/promote stunt riding on public roads. Always consider safety first and wear a helmet and all riding gear.
Inside are some of the scintillating images of the all new BMW HP4 Race
BMW Motorrad recently launched a 215 bhp Carbon Fibre maniac from the heavens, the BMW HP4 Race. It is ‘the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time’ according to the German chaps and we have no doubt about it.
It will be a purposefully limited edition hand built motorcycle by the blokes at BMW who had showcased an initial glimpse of the most exclusive model in its history to date at the EICMA in 2016. Now, the production version gets its skin painted and is ready to be shipped to the lucky 750 customers having € 80000 (appx ₹ 56 lakh) to spare.
Here is our weekend treat for you. Our pick of the best snapshots for your eyes only. And of course, the wallpaper needs some changing.
The Royal Enfield BRAT-BOB. A play choreographed by artisans.
Royal Enfield has been the spoilt choice for man custom bikers and builders around the globe. Enfields are mental and they are a gold find for few for its simplistic construction and for customisation. You can chop it up and put them together and it carries a whole new charm.
With the soul of ’go anywhere, do anything’ taking up a new meaning every time it goes under the axe, it is in for some Bobber makeover this time around from a custom house in Kerala called Grid7 Customs.
BMW Motorrad launched the HP4 RACE, a 215 bhp Carbon Fibre maniac from the heavens.
You know that it is a big deal when BMW themselves call it ‘the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time’. At this year’s EICMA, BMW Motorrad revealed to the world an initial glimpse of the most exclusive model in its history to date: the sinister looking BMW HP4 RACE. The Germans have now showcased the production version of the same at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Expo 2017. They have released information, fresh new pictures and an official video of the hyperbike for us to drool at.
It will be a purposefully limited edition hand built motorcycle by the blokes at BMW, which will itself be a notch higher than the brand’s superstar, the S 1000RR-HP4; with full carbon fibre twin-spar main frame and rims that are made in the same factory that makes carbon fibre components for BMW’s iconic ‘i-series’ and 7 series of cars.
Harley Davidson Street Rod vs Triumph Street Cup vs Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
Ever since its entry into the Indian market, Harley-Davidson has become a cult name and has carved a niche among all the motorcycle lovers who ride for the pure passion of motorcycling. Within the portfolio of Harley Davidson in India, though all the motorcycles have been accepted with open arms irrespective of their high price tags and few obvious shortcomings, the most recognised motorcycle among all happens to be the Street 750. It made its debut in India at the Auto Expo 2014 and became an instant success, for the fact that it was (and still is) the most affordable way to lay your hands on a motorcycle from the iconic brand Harley-Davidson is.
The craze of the mid-weight naked is becoming more and more alive in the Indian subcontinent, and Harley-Davidson is looking at getting a bigger piece of this market segment too. To try out their luck, the iconic American brand has launched the third member of its Street family. It had more aggressive styling and improved handling above all of the Streets. That is the all new Harley-Davidson Street Rod. A little sparse, a little spare, and an exercise in understatement. The most sport-oriented version of the Street series offering an alternative to more conventional cruiser variants. This young generation of a machine is a serious effort to reach customers outside the likes of the classic Harley Davidsons’.
This strategy has been already undertaken by the British and Italian powerhouses, and each has launched their 21st-century machines to rope in the new generation of riders early on. We are talking about the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer and the Triumph Street Cup, which too are based on their retro-themed versions – the Ducati Scrambler and Triumph Street Twin. Here’s a comprehensive comparison to find out if Harley’s new baby accomplishes to stand out from Ducati and Triumph to be the most lucrative motorcycle to own. Here you go:-
Honda launched its new Fireblade in the country and it is scorching hot
Honda made everyone sweat when they launched the CBR900RR in 1992 having huge power numbers and weighing lesser than the closest competitor. For the Fireblade’s 25th anniversary, Honda has gone big with the updated engine, chassis, electronic suspension and a whole bunch of rider aids package all combined with the hefty weight loss giving the rivals a run for their money.
Yesterday, the Japanese Red launched the screaming CBR 1000 RR Fireblade in all pomp and fanfare.
2017 Kawasaki Z 250
After making a sweet spot in the hearts of enthusiasts with its Ninja 300, Kawasaki had struck again with its yet another onslaught in the entry-level performance motoring, Z250. It was first launched in 2015 and was the smallest displacement bike from Kawasaki into India (after they stopped making the Ninja 250). As the name suggests, the Z250 is a quarter litre motorcycle from the ‘Z’ family of naked streetfighters of Kawasaki. Designed and engineered on the lines of the bigger Z’s, the Z250 also promises to give the thrills of the Ninja in a more affordable package.
They may not have begun their journey high, but they do seem like having everything under control. After the Ninja 300, we were speculating that Kawasaki might launch its Z300 and replace the Z250, but that seems out of the question at the moment. Nonetheless, there is still oodles of potential waiting to be unleashed with the 250 and Kawasaki has done just the right thing by getting it to the market again and this time, it gets BS-IV compliant engine, new colour schemes and the much needed ABS. Good news is never too late.
Hero Electric has tied up with Bosch for powertrain partnership
Hero Electric has been the sub-brand of Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. The company is a multi-product and a multi-location enterprise with interests in Electric Vehicles, Bicycles and Healthcare. With the newfound interest in electric powertrains, Hero has made strides in this direction and are betting big on the technology.
It has been launching electric two-wheelers for some time now and has sold over 1 lakh customers. They, however, were not market spec vehicles like the Tork T6X or Ather S340 and were very underpowered. Now, they have tied up with the German Technology giant, Bosch, to get things around for them.