Whats New on offer?
Mahindra has just introduced a top spec trim of their Compact SUV TUV300. The high spec T10 variant is priced at INR. 9.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and INR. 9.66 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Launched during the time of the festive season this top spec surely will turn heads because it offers plenty of goodies to keep the buyers happy. On the outside, the top spec trim gets a slightly tweaked front grille with Black Chrome inserts. The redesigned, headlamp units make the SUV one of the first in its segment to receive static bending lamps which will help illuminate the corners, especially when driving at night. The front profile also gets stylish fog lamps with premium Black inserts. Apart from these changes one another major cosmetic change comes in the form of a new Grey alloy wheels alongside new Metallic Grey roof rails. Lastly, the top spec TUV300 also gets an additional glossy metallic Grey finish on the tailgate-mounted spare wheel.
Inside the cabin, there are few sophisticated changes as well which has helped in making the interior look plusher. The TUV300 T10 variant gets a new faux leather seat. There is a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well which gets Wireless Bluetooth calling music and Audio calling besides GPS navigation USB video and image playback option.
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.
A compact SUV from Tata Motors which opens new doors
Tata Motors is a household name which we are all familiar with not exactly for their passenger’s cars but for their array of commercial vehicles which ply on our Indian roads. However, the entire scenario changed since the year 2014 when our homegrown auto manufacturer decided to introduce their new generation lineup for the Indian market. In that particular year, Tata Motors also showcased a sub-4 meter SUV concept at the 2014 Auto Expo which looked futuristic and way ahead of its time. Later we came to know Tata Motors received a lot of enquiries about the particular concept car which encouraged them to give a green signal to the project.
Move ahead to the year 2016 Auto Expo where we saw an almost production ready Nexon concept which looked futuristic and promised to bring with it an array of new features to this segment. The SUV was spotted being tested a couple of times on the Indian road and other various conditions. We also got to see a glimpse of the production variant of the Nexon at the 2017 Geneva Motor show. Tata Motors has also confirmed that they will be launching the much awaited Nexon sub-4 meter SUV towards the month of September.
The sub-4 meter SUV is a direct rival to the popular Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford Ecosport. Initially, we thought that it would be launched only with a diesel engine under its hood, but now we have received the confirmation that Tata Nexon will be available with both diesel and petrol engines which also give it a slight edge over its rival the Vitara Brezza.
Tata Nexon definitely has the looks to catch everyone’s attention but does it have everything to tick all the boxes? Find it out here in our overview of this new sub-4 meter SUV from Tata Motors.
The newest entry level Crossover from Jaguar will join the F-Pace and I-Pace pack soon!
Almost every other Auto manufacturer has atleast one compact SUV or Crossover in their lineup because of their popularity across the World. Jaguar compared to some of its other rivals entered this competition little late but definitely with a bang with their big sporty Crossover F-Pace last year. Now Jaguar wanted some sales numbers and what else could bring them that except a crossover which collaborate almost all the qualities of their flagship Crossover in a small exciting yet affordable package.
Our spy photographers managed to capture the first testing sessions of the E-Pace Crossover towards early last year with the help of that we can assume that the development of this car began atleast one year before.
So now the question is will the E-Pace be as successful as its big brother the F-Pace? Well, the initial impression of the Crossover picked up lots of positive reviews from across the world. It definitely looks sporty and shares almost the same DNA with its successful brother the F-Pace, the E-Pace based on the modified version of the JLR D8 platform which also underpins the Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery 4. Although the Crossover looks compact, it offers plenty of space inside, but the small shape gives it a more sporty appeal. What else is also interesting is also the fact that the E-Pace gets the 2.0 Litre Ingenium diesel and petrol engines which also powers some of the other cars of the JLR family.
So it already has almost all the right formula which is needed to make this product successful, and Jaguar calls this compact SUV "A seriously smart small SUV. Designed and engineered to be beautiful, fun and bright", but does it live up to its name?
We find out everything that you should know about this new addition which will begin its delivery from early next year and offcourse this will come to the Indian market as well.
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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.
A Fresh new design and lot of Hyundai’s new technology has been added to this Crossover
Hyundai had released a teaser image of their soon to be launched Kona SUV a few weeks ago. Now after almost few weeks Hyundai finally took the covers off the much-awaited sub -compact SUV Kona. This new Sub-compact will join some other SUVs of the Hyundai lineup which includes Grand Santa Fe, Santa Fe and the Tucson. The Kona is expected to adopt Hyundai’s new design language and will also be the auto manufacturers first B-segment SUV to launch in 2017. According to Hyundai, this SUV will create a unique proposition in the sub-compact SUV segment.
The name Kona has derived from the Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii. The compact SUV will be positioned below the Tucson and Santa Fe in their SUV lineup, and there is a fair possibility of it launching in the Indian market towards the end of this year or early 2018. Some reports state that the upcoming Hyundai Kona compact SUV will share lots of its components with the new Elite i20. The Kona SUV will take on the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV300 and some other small SUV’s when it finally launches here.
The Kona SUV underpins the companies B-Platform and has a new and distinct styling which sets it apart from the rest of the Hyundai SUV’s. Now this particular SUV has been designed for the markets of Europe and US, however, we do feel that Hyundai surely has plans to launch it in the Indian market as well soon.
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The Stonic will make its debut in the month of July
The reports of Kia Motors entering Indian market were doing rounds on the internet for quite some time now. The Korean car manufacturer also has plans to build a brand new manufacturing facility in India to start local production while they are planning to rollout their locally manufactured cars from 2019 onward. They also have announced that they will initially be rolling out two compact cars as of now, while their compact sedan will rival the likes of Maruti Ciaz and Honda City while they will also be introducing a sub-4 meter SUV as well.
Now talking about small SUV’s Kia Motors recently unveiled their new B-segment Crossover called ‘Stonic. Stonic is an original compact Crossover which gets true European design. The name ’Stonic’, in particular, combines two words ‘speedy’ and ‘tonic’. The name has been given in particular to describe the vehicles agility and the hint of fresh new design and features that it will bring with it.
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Launch in coming months
Jeep has rolled out their first India made entry level offering the Jeep Compass from their Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra. The new facility will be the primary or mother plant for all the right-hand drive Compass SUV which will be sold in the Indian as well some other International market of the World like Japan, Australia and UK. Almost 70 percent of the assembling is done in the Indian market, and for the first time in India, the doors are laser welded by robots. All these will ensure that the International standard of quality is maintained in the product although it is being made in the Indian market.
The Compass SUV will be offered with a total of 17 engine, gearbox and drivetrain options globally. As far as the Indian market is concerned the customers will get to choose from either a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit which is capable of producing about 160+ hp of power and 250 Nm of torque or a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine developing about 170 hp+ maximum power and around 350 Nm of peak torque. The transmission option will include either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The reports state that Jeep has decided to equip only the diesel variant of the four-wheel drive setup. The transmission will send power directly to the four wheels of the Compass with the help of Jeep Active Drive four-wheel drive system.
The upcoming Mahindra SUV has been codenamed S101 and it will compete directly with the the HYundai Creta and the likes of it
A New compact SUV was spied covered in heavy camouflage on the streets. Reports state that this could be the new D-segment player who will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta in India. The brand Mahindra is definitely the first choice for customers when they are looking to get their hands on a Utility vehicle or an SUV. Now the car which was spotted testing was heavily camouflaged, but there were few details about this upcoming SUV which is available at this moment.
The reports state that this upcoming SUV has been codenamed S201 internally and it will be based on the Ssangyong Tivoli SUV. The Tivoli was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and is sold in some other International markets of the World.
This upcoming Mahindra SUV will be based on the same X100 platform and will be a 5 seater offering. However, that is where the similarities will end believe it or not the S201 will get an entirely new exterior as well as interior styling. For the Indian market, the SUV will get a raised ride height bigger profile tyres to add a more SUVish stance.
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whats new in this new Dzire that you all will love
Maruti launched the new generation Dzire last week, and we all actually love the fact that the new Dzire looks nothing like the old car. Infact it is also based on a completely new platform. This was also the first time in Indian history that the sedan was introduced way ahead of the hatchback upon which it is based. The new Dzire is the third generation model which speaks about its popularity in the Indian market. There is no doubt in the fact that the Dzire is one of the most preferred sub-4m sedans of the Indian market. The new vehicle is wider as well as lighter than its predecessor which makes it a fun car to drive.
Below provided are five things which you all will appreciate about this new generation Dzire sedan.
The new generation sedan is built on a completely new platform and is lighter than its predecessor
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.
Update 16.05.2017: - Maruti launched the new generation Dzire in India today. The new sub-4meter compact sedan is available with both petrol and diesel engines under its hood. We have updated the overview with all the details
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The new Dzire will get plenty of safety features as standard and available across 8 trim levels
Maruti is all set to launch the new generation Swift in India and like you already know by now this will be replacing the old model which is for sale in the Indian market for quite some time now. The new generation Dzire is based on an entirely new Heartect platform which also underpins two of the other Maruti’s new generation products including the Baleno and the Ignis. This Platform is not only agile but lightweight at the same time. This lightweight platform has actually helped the Swift to shed a lot of weight. The new sub-4 meter sedan is now lighter than its predecessor and thus might be more fuel efficient as well at the same time.
Apart from its new exterior styling the car also gets a bigger and far more proportionate looking boot. As far as the drivetrains are concerned the new Swift will likely continue with the same drivetrains which used to power its predecessor. Thus the petrol drivetrain gets the 1.2 Litre K series engine which produces around 82 Bhp of peak power while the diesel variant will continue with the same 1.2 Litre unit which produces about 75 Bhp of peak power and around 190 Nm of torque. Both the engine will be paired to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard while there will also be an AMT as an option available both with diesel as well as petrol drivetrains. The recent reports state that while the gasoline drivetrain claims to return around 22 Kmpl to a litre the diesel variant, on the other hand, promises about 28.4 kmpl making the Dzire the most fuel efficient diesel sedan available in the Country.
The new Dzire will be launched with a total of eight variants which includes the LXi, LDi, VXi, VDi, ZXi, ZDi, ZXi+ and ZDi+. The LXi being the base and the ZDi+ being the top end variant. This car also gives us a glimpse and idea of what you could expect the new generation Swift which will be launched in the Indian market soon.
Below provided are the list of variants that the new Dzire will get and also the features that the each option will be getting