0-400-0 in just 42 seconds!
Bugatti is known to break record since they introduced the Veyron in the year 2005 which was later succeeded by Chiron last year. After the Veyron broke a world record of being the fastest production car the Chiron too now walked on the same path and recently set a new World Record.
According to the reports, the Chiron recently broke the World Record for being the fastest production car to pull this driving manoeuvre. To make sure everything went according to plan the entire record attempt was supervised and certified by SGS-TÜV Saar, part of SGS. This team happens to be a world leader in inspection, testing, verification and certification.
The Chiron was able to complete the 0-400-0 km/h mark in just 41.96 seconds making it the fastest production car to reach the top speed of 400 km/h and then coming to a standstill by applying the brakes within the notified time. Former Formula 1 driver, Juan Pablo Montoya was behind the wheels of this car for this record attempt.
Ford Motors Extends Mechanical Support To Mumbai & East India Customers Whose Cars Were Affected By Torrential Rains
The Auto Manufacturer is offering 50 percent discount on damaged parts and labor charge
There is some big news for the Ford vehicle owners living in Mumbai and East India. After the devastating rains in Mumbai, Ford Motors has decided to extend their helping hand to those customers whose cars were damaged by the rains, subsequent floods and water logging.
Ford has decided to bare 50 percent of their customer’s liability in replacement of auto parts for which they claimed insurance. To ensure smooth flow of work Surveyors from insurance companies have been stationed at the Ford service centres to make sure that the insurance claims are processed swiftly. To further help their customers Ford is also extending additional benefits as well which includes free engine oil replacement on all affected Ford vehicles, 50% discount on anti-rust coating on the underbody and a 50% discount on labor charges for replacement of those parts not covered under insurance claims.
Additionally all the service centers will remain open and operational until extra hours to continue with the maintenance and repair work. Ford is also helping those customers by offering 20 percent discount on booking self-driving cars from Zoom car in case the cars take more than 24 hours to complete.
Ford Customers can also seek for Ford Road Side Assistance at 1800-209-7400 or 1800-103-7400 and Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1800-419-2500 or 1800-425-2500 for all other queries.
The show will commence from 16th September onward!
The doors to the 67th IAA International Motor Show will be open to the public from September 16th onward. As usual, you can expect some exciting new releases and alongside futuristic concept cars at the show.
What we are interested in is the facts how many cars from the Frankfurt Motor show are relevant for the Indian market. Thus we have picked 10 of the most exciting cars which will be displayed at the Auto show along with their details.
Click past the jump to know more about those cars which are relevant for our Indian market from the 67th IAA International Motor show.
3 Soon to be launched SUV’s of India
Indian automotive market has been changing and fast. Flooded with many renowned national as well as International Auto Manufacturers who are bringing their brand new products people now have plenty of options to choose. For the past couple of years, the biggest trend in our automotive scenario is SUV’s.
Indian people love big cars which not only can carry their friends and families comfortably but their luggage as well for weekend getaways. However, we all have moved on from boring boxy suvs to modern looking vehicles which not only look good but are well equipped with all the modern technologies as well. Apart from getting powerful drivetrains Indian customers now want an SUV which is safer and fuel efficient. It offcourse is a bonus if the vehicle can perform well when there is no tarmac.
For those of you who are planning to invest their hard earned money on a car which matches our criteria mentioned above then we have got some news for you. Some renowned Auto makers are planning to launch three of the most exciting SUV’s soon. So below provided are the list and all the new features which they will be bringing with them that makes these upcoming SUV’s unique and worth buying.
The new gen Duster will be launched in India next year
Dacia has released few images of the new generation Duster recently and quite honestly while many appreciated the new generation SUV while others were not so happy about it.
The new generation Duster according to the officials was built from scratch, and they have tried to resolve the previous issues that the SUV had in this new generation vehicle. What you will find in the images is the five seater SUV although there are talks that Dacia is also interested in launching a seven seater variant of the SUV as well soon.
The reports state that Dacia has plans to introduce the new Duster at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor show while you can expect its presence at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. There is also a possibility of Renault launching the next generation Duster at the Auto Expo itself for the Indian market, but nothing is official yet.
So now that we have provided you with some information about the 2018 Renault/Dacia Duster we are pretty sure that all of you have also grown some interest about this iconic SUV which has started the revolution of affordable SUV in India.
Click past jump to read more about the 2018 Renault Duster
Fastest Road legal production car from Mercedes is here!
Mercedes-Benz has launched their much-awaited flagship sports Coupe and drop top Roadster in India. The GT-R happens to be the road legal version of their award-winning GT3 race car also made quite a name for it by winning the Nürburgring 24-hour-race. The GT-R recently also broke all hell loose when it set a new record of fastest ever lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the car was able to lap around the green hell in just 7:10.9 minutes thus earning the tag of being the fastest road going sports car ever tested. The car even won hearts here in India even before its launch by setting a new lap record around the Buddh International Circuit in just 2min 9.8sec.
The flagship Mercedes-AMG GT-R priced at INR. 2.23 crore ex-showroom while the Roadster variant has a sticker price of INR 1.19 crore (ex-showroom, India).
Compared to the AMG GT the AMG GT-R gets an active rear axle steering, intelligent lightweight construction and an active aerodynamic section in the underbody.
The new generation Swift Sport will be unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor show
The Suzuki Swift Sport is an attractive performance hatchback which is already on sale in many parts of the world. We can call ourselves little unlucky because Maruti has decided not to launch the sportier variant of the Swift yet because performance hatchbacks were not popular in the Indian market. However, that is all going to change soon, according to the recent reports, there is a huge possibility that Maruti will be introducing the new generation Swift Sport in India keeping in mind the fact that hot hatchbacks are now finding places in the garages of many young Indian customers who want slightly powerful hatchbacks.
We already have many popular performance hatchbacks introduced in India recently by few favourite Auto manufacturers including Fiat and Volkswagen. Even Maruti too launched the Baleno RS which is their iteration of performance hatchback based on the Baleno.
Recently Suzuki has released a teaser video of their soon to be launched new generation Swift Sport hatchback which is based on the current generation Swift that was launched recently in the International markets. The new generation Swift hatchback like we all know will be launched in India towards early 2018 while the Swift based sedan is already available for sale in the Indian market. Suzuki will be showcasing the new Swift Sport at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor show. Although we are not sure at this moment, there is a high possibility that Suzuki might showcase the new Swift Sport alongside the new generation Swift hatchback at the 2018 Auto Expo.
So now that we have little information about the upcoming 2018 Swift Sport hatchback clicks past jump to read about the performance hatchback.
Bookings Already open for the soon to be launched sedan
The Verna has been one of the principal players of the game for Hyundai quite a long time. Now Hyundai is all set to introduce the fifth generation Verna sedan in India, and it also was unveiled recently by Hyundai at an event. Bookings for the car have also commenced, and the bookings will close on 21st August. The Verna is a worthy competitor to the other B-segment sedans of the Country like the Maruti Ciaz and the Honda City since its introduction back in 2006.
We have managed to gather some relevant information which will help you to know this soon to be launched sedan soon.
Future plans and expected products details!
Many Indians might still not be familiar with the Kia brand name yet, but for all your information Kia Motors Corporation is also a South Korean Auto manufacturer just like Hyundai. The Seoul based Auto maker is planning to enter the Indian market with their array of new products to attract the attention of people.
The reports state that they are investing around $1.1 billion in building its very first factory in India. Kia Motors Indian website has also gone live recently which also reveals their factory location. Kia chose Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh to build their new facility which will have a production capacity of 300,000 units annually. The plant is set up on 23 million square feet (2.16 Km² or 536 acres) site area. Their official Indian website also reveals that they have started taking dealer and job applications as well.
Although Kia has not announced their Indian lineup yet, they are planning a dealer roadshow soon, and thus you can expect Kia to showcase some products which definitely will also be launched in the Indian market. Kia Motors will enter the Indian market and start selling their cars from the year 2019.
Some reports online state that Kia will enter the Indian market with a compact sedan and an SUV while they will later also introduce some new cars as well. There are possibilities that their first small car is none other than the Kia Rio. The fourth generation Rio sedan was showcased recently at the 2017 New York Auto show.
For all information, Hyundai Motors even owns a minor stake in Kia and thus when they finally launch their products expect them to be highly localised and might even share some of its parts with Hyundai products as well.
The pickup truck will not launch in India yet but there is a possibility of it launching in the near future
Mercedes-Benz Unveiled their very first premium pickup concept towards the end of 2016. It even received new ‘X’ initial branding as well. Although there is no chance of it launching in our Indian market yet, we sincerely wish that this beautiful Pick-Up truck makes its presence felt on our Indian soil sometimes soon.
Although the pickup truck market is not yet flourished in our Indian market, they are quite popular in the markets of Argentina, Brazil and South America. The car will enter production towards late 2017 and will launch in the markets of Europe followed by the rest of the world.
As far as the styling is concerned the soon to be introduced X Class looks identical to the Concept it gets a bold looking front grille which looks like it has taken inspiration from the GLS SUV. It further also features a skid plate horizontal bars and a big hood at the front end. A V6 engine will power the X-Class Pickup truck. The SUV will also get Mercedes like LED headlamps along with LED daytime running lamps. The Pickup truck shares the same ladder frame chassis with the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan.
The new X-Class pickup truck will be made available four-door double cab design and will get a carrier deck attached to the back. Like you already know by now that this will be a premium offering and thus expect the interior to be loaded with high-quality materials like Nappa leather, aluminium and also wood inside.
The X-Class pickup truck will most probably be powered by a V6 motor which will be paired to an automatic gearbox. The gearbox will send all that power to the four wheels of the vehicle via the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
Honda officially discontinues the Mobilio from India
After its disappointing sales performance for the past one year or so Honda Cars India Limited was forced to take the harsh decision, they finally did stop selling the Mobilio MPV in India. The Mobilio was even taken down from their official website which confirmed the news.
To everyone’s surprise, the Mobilio MPV was a new model launched back only in the year 2014. The car was launched to take on its biggest rival the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga which was selling like hot pancakes back then. During the time of its introduction and even after a year of its launch the MPV was selling in real numbers, it even went on to beat its rivals. However, the increasing popularity of the SUV’s and decreasing demand of MPV cars recently could also be one the primary reasons for its poor sales figures.
The Mobilio was a relatively large car which underpinned the same platform that also supported the Amaze and the Brio. This MPV sourced its power from the same 1.5 Litre petrol and diesel engine which powers the City sedan. Honda even launched a sportier version of the MPV called the Mobilio RS to attract more attention of the customers and also to increase the falling sales figures. Although the standard MPV hasn’t received any updates since its launch, the RS variant did get few cosmetic updates in the form of a sportier front and rear bumpers and a spoiler, but it still was not enough.
According to HCIL because of the decline in the personal use of MPV segment, they have decided not to sell the Mobilio in Indian market anymore. However, Honda will ensure the availability of spare parts for their existing customers while the dealers will also continue the service of the current cars.
If you are planning to buy your first car this is the best time to get your hands on one
In our previous article about GST, we have explained to you all the details of the SUVs which have received the biggest price cut post-GST. In this section, we will inform you about five budget cars which have relieved most significant price cut post-GST in the Indian market. As a result of that owning a budget, car has now become even more affordable.
For all your kind information all the sub-4 meter cars which have an engine capacity below 1.2 Litre petrol and 1.5 Litre diesel will now attract 28 percent tax rate along with 1 percent cess for petrol engines and 3 percent cess for diesel engines.
Below provided are the list of 5 budget cars which has received the maximum price cut post-GST
The actor is now a proud owner of a Rapide S
Yesterday Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was spotted driving his brand new car which he gifted himself on his birthday. The actor turned 32 yesterday and do you think he could settle anything less than an Aston Martin? That’s right! The fun-loving actor who is also known for his weird dressing sense planned to gift himself a brand new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The actor was spotted picking up his girlfriend actress Deepika Padukone from her residence and went for dinner at a posh restaurant in the town in his new car. Now enough about Ranveer what we are interested in is his brand new Aston. Ranveer Singh now is a proud owner of a brand New Aston Martin Rapide S, and we always loved the choice of wheels that he has in his collections. Ranveer Singh already is a proud owner of a Jaguar XJ L while he later also bought a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and GLS, rumours said that he also owns an Audi Q5 as well. However, the biggest gift that anyone can gift himself is an Aston Martin.
Owning a SUV of your dreams is much more easier now
In our previous article, we have explained every detail that you would possibly want to know about the GST tax structure that the Indian Government has implemented from July 1st, 2017.
Under the new tax structure, almost all the cars have become cheaper except few which belong to the Hybrid category. However, also do keep in mind the fact that the car makers will now be able to propose a uniformed pricing across the Country. But you also do have to bear in mind the fact that the GST prices do not count the road tax which varies state to state.
With that note, we continue with the list of 5 cars which has received the biggest price cut from the Auto manufacturers Post GST.
An outlook on the possibilities, positives and negetives on the post GST market and how it effected the pricing
Getting your hands on the car of your choice has become more affordable now thanks to our Indian Government and their recent Economic strategies. They recently implemented a new Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure which has resulted in lower tax rates compared to before.
As a consequence of this, the prices of smaller cars in the bracket of Alto to Ford Figo has witnessed a tax drop of few thousand rupees. According to the new GST structure, people will now have to pay 29 percent instead of the 31 percent tax that was demanded earlier on smaller cars. Besides that, the rate of mid-size cars has also gone down as well because they also significantly have also witnessed a drop in tax of 3.6 percent. So, as a result, the prices of sedans like Volkswagen Vento, Honda City has also gone down by atleast INR. 15, 000.
The biggest benefit will be extended to the luxury car buyers because the rate of reduction now is an astonishing 8.8 percent whereas the SUV’s will now be charged at 43 percent compared to 55.3 percent charged earlier. But for all your information the value added costs vary from state to state and thus will not remain same across the Country. Some other expenses such as road tax, insurance and registration cost, however, are not counted under GST and thus will remain unchanged.
Below provided is the list of car manufacturers and their products whose prices have gone down because of the implementation of new Tax structure take a look.
The Vulcan just received an upgraded performance package
Aston Martin is trying every formula to make their AMR brand famous. They already have introduced few cars with the AMR touches including the Vantage, and now this British Auto manufacturer has just launched a wilder Vulcan variant which is their track focused car. Now imagine the Vulcan was Aston Martin’s wildest car ever and now this particular car has received performance upgrade package which has been developed by their performance brand AMR. The car will make its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of speed.
The Vulcan is limited to just 24 units and is already delivered to their respective customers back in 2016. The owners who owned this beautiful machine has received step by step drivers training from the Auto manufacturers expert team of instructors including Aston Martin Racing works driver and three-time Le Mans winner, Darren Turner. The Vulcan is not a street legal car and thus the owners were given a chance to drive their respective cars at some of the world’s best Formula One circuits. These tracks included the Circuit of the Americas in the USA, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi and, Aston Martin’s very own home circuit, Silverstone.
For all your information the Vulcan is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.0-litre V12 engine which has been tuned to generate 804 Hp of peak power which is paired to a Xtrac 6-speed sequential gearbox.
Below we have provided all the details of what the new Vulcan AMR Pro has received
The seventh generation 5 series is bigger, better lighter and is now on sale
BMW has launched the new 2017 5-series in India today; the covers were taken off from the new generation model last year October. The new 5 Series replaced its predecessor codenamed F10, and it was an immensely popular model and was on sale until now.
BMW introduced the new 5 Series with three trim levels which include Sport Line, Luxury Line and M-Sport along with the choices of three engine options at the same time. The prices for the new 5 series start at INR 49.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the top end model is priced at INR 61.3 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Apart from the powerful engine the new 5 Series is also more technologically advanced machine offering plenty of advanced techs both inside and outside.
Below we have provided complete details of the all new 5 series and what does this new sedan brings to the table that its predecessor didn’t and also many more interesting stuff.
The car will go into production from 2019 onward
Aston Martin announced that they would be introducing their very first all-electric production car and it will go on sale from the year 2019 onward. The all-electric car will be based on their Rapid model and will be called RapidE. However, Aston Martin also confirmed that the number would be limited to just 155 units. The car is made to take forward the manufacturers low and zero-emission vehicle strategy which is headed by Aston Martin’s President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer.
The upcoming car will be based on the original Rapid E concept. The all-electric vehicle will be built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering which is located in Grove, Oxfordshire.
The car will share its underpinnings with the Rapide AMR Concept which will be the most powerful Rapide ever produced. As far as the car’s styling is concerned, it will take its inspiration from the same car while for its drivetrain is it will be replacing the six-litre V12 unit. The all-electric Aston promises to offer a unique driving experience which has never been experienced before.
Although Aston Martin hasn’t released the official spec figures of the upcoming Electric car, it is expected to generate above 549 Bhp of peak power. All that power will be sent to the rear wheels. As far as the driving range is concerned, it is expected to cover 300 km on a single charge.
More power means better performance figures!
The reason why we are interested in this particular news is that all the three models which include the XE, XF and F-Pace are for sale in the Indian market. The good news is that Jaguar has decided to introduce a new 2.0 Litre four-cylinder turbocharged powerplant which will be capable of producing g about 300 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive 400 Nm of peak torque. This state of the art powerplant not only enhances the performance if the Jaguar models but is fuel efficient and low on emission at the same time. Now there is a fair chance of Jaguar introducing this petrol engine in India with all the three models.
The engine is paired to Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which promises to provide butter smooth gearshifts along with outstanding performance. The engine is even available with both front as well as rear wheel drive option for the XE and the XF models. However, Jaguar is also giving the customers an opportunity to choose an all wheel drive transmission option as well.
Jaguar has given us a performance figure of what this engine is capable of doing under the hood of the all these above-mentioned cars.
We answer all your queries and provide you with the right answer
The Redi-Go is the joint venture effort of Renault and Nissan which was not quite successful mainly because of the hatchbacks compact dimension which resulted in an insufficient interior room. The Redi-Go, when launched, was priced at INR. 2.39 Lakhs ex-showroom making it even more affordable than the Alto 800.
Now according to the recent reports, Datsun is all set to launch a slightly more powerful variant of the Redi-Go hatchback. Now just like the smaller 799 cc unit this 1.0 Litre, three-cylinder unit will also be borrowed from Renault. This is the same unit which also powers the KWID hatchback as well. Now the good news is that just like the KWID the Redi-Go will also get the AMT transmission as well which will be sold as an option beside the manual transmission.
Now installing a slightly more powerful engine and an AMT will be enough to make the Datsun Redi-Go hatchback a reliable entry level car? Well, we try to find out answers to all your questions.
we have given you enough reasons on why the Nexon will be a hit amongst Indian car buyers
Tata Motors never left a mark in the SUV market in the recent times their only product Safari was able to leave some mark, but that was nothing compared to its rivals. To increase their shares and get a better hold of the market Tata Motors introduced the Hexa Hexa Crossover which replaced its Predecessor Arya which never was a successful product.
But now the future is looking bright for Tata Motors because recently they have introduced two of their new generation products in the form of the Hexa Crossover and the Tiago hatchback. Both of these new products were well appreciated amongst the Indian buyers mostly because they bring the modern feel with their upgraded features and better quality materials and not to forget frugal yet powerful engines.
Tata Motors will be launching another new compact SUV soon which was showcased as a concept for the first time at the 2014 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Nexon was spotted being tested on Indian roads many times and the launch will most probably happen later 2017 or early 2018.
We have found out why and how this upcoming SUV can be a game changer for Tata Motors and the secret behind its success formula.
Almost every part of the Convertible was highlighted in this short video
Drop top sportscars always were little underestimated compared to their hardtop siblings. But that is definitely not the case with the Audi R8 Spyder. The German Auto manufacturer recently unveiled their most powerful and fastest production spec Convertible ever the R8 V10 Plus Spyder.
This is the same Audi R8 V10 with a soft rooftop which can be closed or opened within 20 seconds and can be operated upto speeds of 50 km/h. Both the R8 V10 Plus Coupe and the Convertible shares the same DNA including the heart. Powered by a 5.2 Litre FSI V10 unit capable of producing about 510 Hp of peak power and 620 Nm of torque this is the most powerful production spec engine that Audi ever built. The engine is paired to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox which sends power to all the four wheels at the same time. Inside the cabin also looks identical to the Coupe variant you will get all the luxury that you find in an R8 and additionally it also gets Audi’s latest Virtual Cockpit infotainment system. Besides all that the R8 V10 plus Spyder also gets Audi’s R8’s signature carbon sideblade as well looks brilliant and also helps in the car’s aerodynamics. Talk about performance figures, and this convertible surely won’t disappoint, the R8 V10 Plus is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 33 seconds while it can attain a top speed of 328 km/h mark.