CCTV Footage saves Maruti Ertiga driver From Going To Jail: Video
This is definitely something that you don’t get to see everyday this incident took place in on a busy road of Mehdipatnam in Hyderabad.
In this video you can watch a daily traffic scene on one of the busy road, a few people can also be seen crossing the road and then suddenly you can watch one of the pedestrian crossed the one section of the road and instead of going to the other side he stood there on the road divider. Obviously his motive was unknown to the person who was driving his car on the road then suddenly surprisingly the person threw himself infront of one of the oncoming car.
This was a pure case of suicide and fortunately the chilling CCTV footage reveals the other side of the story which will definitely help the case to go in favour of the driver. As of now the person who was driving the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was charged for under section 304-a of IPC which states death cause by negligent or rash driving. The police have already seized the vehicle and the case is pending in court.
The man surely wanted to commit suicide and thus he threw himself infront of the car.
Honda To Launch Brio Facelift In October Before The Festive Season
Honda will be launching the new facelift Brio in India on first half of October 2016. Now don’t get too excited because the facelift Brio has only received few cosmetic updates which we have seen on the Amaze facelift compact sedan already.
Nonetheless the Brio will receive its first proper update after a long time. Talking about change the facelift hatchback gets a new front face which comes with bigger air intakes, a completely new slightly bigger grille finished in Black. The headlamp too gets a revamped touch to it. The front grille which too has been redesigned sports the Honda logo positioned on top of it. Towards the side profile the hatchback gets new set of alloy wheels while towards the rear the hatch gets a redesigned taillamps as well.
The cabin inside the hatch gets a completely new dashboard which is identical to the Amaze facelift sedan. The interiors are finished in Silver and chrome. The instrument cluster too has been redesigned and it now also gets a digital screen as well. For the entertainment of the passenger the Brio facelift will most probably continue with the existing system which has integrated Aux and USB connectivity.
Under the hood there won’t be any changes either the Brio facelift retains the same powertrain. It gets the same 1.2 liter SOHC petrol engine but the engine has been retuned to produce more power and torque. The same petrol unit now produce about 89 Bhp of peak power and 110 Nm of torque (the pre-facelift variant produced about 87 Bhp and 109 Nm of torque). The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.
As far as the pricing is concerned expect it the new facelift Brio to be priced slightly more than the existing variant.
Bajaj VS400 To Be Launched Under The’ Kratos’ Brand Name
This is definitely exclusive news for all the Bajaj fans because quite honestly we all are eagerly waiting for this exclusive new motorcycle from Bajaj, now according to the recent reports the upcoming VS400 which is the production variant of the CS400 will be launched under a new brand called ‘Kratos’.
That’s right! Kratos is a new brand name and these motorcycles will be positioned above the Pulsar brand of motorcycles. The VS400 where the VS stand for Vantage Sport will be Bajaj’s flagship offering for the Indian market.
Coming to the Kratos brand name, the word ‘Kratos’ in the Greek Mythology stands for God of Strength. So when the motorcycle will be launched we are certain that the instead of the Pulsar logo on the fuel tank you will actually notice this new Kratos logo on the motorcycle.
As far as the motorcycle is concerned the VS400 will be powered by the same 373 cc, single cylinder liquid cooled engine which will produce about 34 Bhp of peak power as against 44 Bhp produced in the KTM Duke390. The engine will be paired to 6 speed gearbox. The way things are going we must definitely say this is surely not going to be the fastest motorcycle but will rely more on cruising and will target the Royal Enfield category of motorcycles.
Additional features on this motorcycle will include LED headlamps, duel instrument cluster and also duel channel ABS. Expect the launch to take place in the month of November 2016 in India.
2017 Jeep Compass
Jeep has introduced their brands new global compact SUV Compass in Brazil and yes! For all your information this will make it to the Indian market as well. In other International markets the Compass has been positioned in between their entry level offering the Renegade and the Cherokee. According to Jeep this global SUV will be launched in more than 100 countries around the world and will be available with 17 different powertrain options depending on the region.
The new compact SUV promises uncompromised performance and also best in class 4x4 capability. While the fuel efficient powertrains under the hood will make sure that they do not burn a hole in the pocket either. The new SUV definitely carries a proportionate and authentic Jeep styling and the new compass SUV borrows some of its design elements from the bigger Grand Cherokee.
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Volkswagen Ameo Diesel Variant Launching Tomorrow
Volkswagen will be introducing the diesel variant of the Ameo in India on 27th September. Until now the compact sedan was available in the Indian market with a 1.2 litre petrol engine option.
The diesel variant of this compact sedan will be powered by an updated 1.5 Litre TDI engine which also powers the Volkswagen Polo and the Vento sedan. The engine has recently been updated and it now features a slightly bigger turbocharger which has helped in improving the overall power output. The 1.5 Litre diesel unit now produces about 110 Bhp of peak power. Expect the diesel engine to be paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox while one can also expect an optional 7-speed DSG gearbox as well.
Just like the pterol variant the Ameo diesel variant will also be sold in three trim levels which includes the Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. You definitely won’t find any change when it comes to styling, however the Diesel variant will get a new badge towards the rear.
Inside expect the same feature from the petrol variant to be carried over to the diesel variant as well. Some of the highlighted feature in the Ameo diesel might include touchscsreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, and leather wrapped steering wheel. For the safety of the passengers the Ameo gets dual front airbags as standard along with ABS as well. The top end variants will also feature cruise control, automatic rain sensing wipers, reverse parking camera etc.
The Volkswagen Ameo diesel variant will compete directly with the Maruti Dzire, Tata Zest and the Hyundai Xcent.
Upcoming Bajaj Motorcycles Set To Make Its Name In The Royal Enfield Territory
We all were quite excited about the fact that Bajaj has finally decided to introduce the new VS400 before the festive season but now according to the recent reports they have actually postponed the launch date of the much anticipated motorcycle towards the month of November. The reason behind this delay is Bajaj wanted to concentrate fully on their current products and meet the demands of the people during the festive season.
Bajaj officials have also informed that compared to the last year their sale of product has also picked up because of their recent launches which included the Pulsar AS200, AS150 and the RS200 along with the new range of Avenger cruisers.
But as far as their big motorcycle is concerned it will most probably not be launched under the Pulsar brand name. Mr. Rajiv Bajaj said that they want to get into a new territory with their upcoming motorcycle and thus also wants to look into introducing a new brand.
Now this is obviously a last minute change from Bajaj because the motorcycle was caught couple of times while it was being tested on road and it carried the Pulsar logo on the tank. Even the leaked brochure group of motorcycles with its touring capabilities.
2016 Hero Achiever
Hero Motocorp has launched the all new Achiever iSmart in India; this will replace the existing Achiever in the Indian market. This is the fourth product after the recently introduced Hero Splendor 110 iSmart which was developed and manufactured completely by Hero without any7 assistance from Honda.
The new motorcycle from Hero will help the two wheeler manufacturer to make their presence felt in the premium segment. They already have their strong foothold in the 100cc & 125cc segments in the domestic market with their Splendor and passion series of motorcycles.
Coming to the motorcycle the Achiever 150 has been completely developed in-house in their Centre of innovation R&D centre in Jaipur. This is also where Hero’s future products will also be developed. The motorcycle promises to make a bold statement in the 150 cc segment with its completely new styling and also the new BS-iv compliant engine which also features Hero’s patented i3s technology. The motorcycle also promises to deliver an amazing ride experience too at the same time.
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Comparison – Royal Enfield Himalayan vs Mahindra Mojo vs Honda CBR 250R
It might have taken a long period of time, but finally, Royal Enfield has come up with an all new generation motorcycle which completely deciphers the pre-conceived notions attached with Royal Enfields. With the Himalayan, Royal Enfield has carved out a very niche segment of motorcycles, which is indeed a special and exclusive one, yet is the most practical one for the Indian conditions – that of adventure tourers. The segment which was restricted only in the higher end segments with Triumph and BMW Motorrad being the only major players has now become much more accessible, affordable and practical with the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan is a much more refined and practical motorcycle to live with when compared to the other Royal Enfield motorcycles. It is a motorcycle which promises a lot with its ability of off-road as well as long distance touring, without compromising on the daily duties as well. It indeed is a one-of-its-kind motorcycles currently in the price band to which it belongs right now, but then, some of its attributes are being shared with some other motorcycles. Here in question is the ability of touring, which are already being accomplished by two other motorcycles in its class (apart from the entire Royal Enfield lineup, which will not be discussed here) – Mahindra Mojo and CBR 250R.
Last year, Mahindra did finally put up an end to all the anticipations and doubts revolving around its Mojo project, by launching the much awaited Mojo, which has received rave reviews for its mechanical prowess and long distance touring abilities. Not to forget the Honda CBR 250R, the only fully faired sports tourer in this price, which was the first motorcycle in this price bracket to trigger the want of touring motorcycles with its punchy and refined engine as well as comfortable ergonomics.
In this story, we are going to compare the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Mahindra Mojo and CBR 250R, and find out which motorcycle emerges out to be the best of all the worlds, with the touring abilities being the topmost priority. Here we go:-
2018 Nissan Micra
Compact hatchback segment is surely the most popular, most crowded and most competitive segment in Indian automobile market. Indians love small cars. We want maximum out of the compact small boxes called hatchbacks. In the growing competitive segment, Nissan Micra tried to bring some fresh air around half a decade ago. Now with so many competitors and fresh designs around it, the Nissan Micra is all due for a major change.
Recently a heavily camouflaged Nissan Micra test mule was spotted. The new Nissan Micra sports a radically aggressive design. When Nissan showcased the Sway concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, it gave us a preview of the next generation Nissan Micra. The test mule we have seen in the spyshots look exactly like the Sway concept. Now the next generation Nissan Micra test mule has been spotted, expect the car to reach the market next year. Meanwhile we have a rendered image by our designer which gives the speculative idea of the upcoming hatch.
Update 24.09.2016::-Nissan has teased the new generation NIssan Micra before its unveiling at the 2016 Paris Motor show
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New Set Of Spyshot Images Of The Bajaj VS400 Emerges
A new set of images of the upcoming Bajaj VS400 is going rounds on the internet which also reveals quite a few interesting details about the upcoming motorcycle. There is no doubt in the fact that the motorcycle is going through its final phase of testing and almost all the parts will be carried over the production variant as well.
A new report said that the motorcycle will be launched under a new brand name and not the Pulsar brand which kept us thinking what Bajaj was actually trying to do with their new motorcycle. Could this rebranding also be the reason behind the delay of this motorcycles launch?
Whatever may be the reason the new motorcycle definitely sticks strictly to the concept bike design. Yes! This VS400 will get duel channel ABS which will be first for any Bajaj Motorcycle and will be powered by the same 373 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine which will come incorporated with DTSI technology. The engine is expected to produce about 34 Bhp of peak power and will be paired to a 6 speed gearbox.
The other features of the motorcycle includes fully digital instrument cluster while the second instrument cluster is positioned on top of the fuel tank and will most probably show all the warning lights.
The expected launch of this motorcycle is in the month of November 2016 and we will definitely update you with more details as soon as they are available.
Fiat Launched The Much Anticipated Avventura Urban Cross Crossover
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India today has introduced the Avventura Urban Cross in India. The new Crossover is available in both diesel and petrol drivetrains, the price for the base Diesel variant starts at INR. 6.85 lakh(ex-showroom, New Delhi) while the top-of-the-line petrol variant is priced at INR. 9.85 lakh(ex showroom, Delhi).
The newest Crossover is available in two trim levels namely Active and Dynamic. Both these trims are powered by the 1.3 Litre Multijet engine which is capable of producing about 93 Bhp of peak power. This is also the same unit which also powers the Punto Evo hatchback as well. Powering the top end petrol variant is the 1.4-litre T-Jet engine which is capable of producing about 142 Bhp of peak power. This engine also does duty under the hood of the Fiat Avventura powered by Abarth variant. Both the engines are paired to 5 speed manual transmission.
The Avventura Urban Cross Crossover was first showcased at the 2016 Auto expo, New Delhi. The Crossover gets a piano black finished front grille, duel tone bumpers both towards the front as well as the rear, 16 inch alloy wheels and silver finished body claddings and an integrated roof spoiler.
Besides the exterior the interior too gets duel tone finish, the dashboard which looks premium in red and piano black tone. Standard features in the interior includes central and automatic door locks, ‘smart’ power windows with ‘delay’ and ‘auto-down’ functions. For the entertainment of the passengers inside the Crossover gets a Smartech music system with 5-inch touch screen. This infotainment system integrates navigation which is standard across all its variant, the other features include Bluetooth audio streaming and also telephony.