We drive the updated Honda Amaze : does this remain the best compact sedan in India?
When it comes to private buyers, the Honda Amaze remains the most popular option in the compact sedan marker. The company has now updated the model and here is review on Honda’s best-seller..
Official images and more details on the upcoming Force Gurkha 4x4 have surfaced
First showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in Feb last year, Force is all set to launch the all-new Gurkha in the Indian market on the 27th of September. We divulge into more details..
Both diesel and petrol models get the SportX Plus treatment, prices start at Rs 77.90 lakh
The X5 is now sold in a total of five trims across two engine options. The SportX Plus variants join the xLine and M Sport trims and continue to be manufactured in India. The X5 can be booked at shop.bmw.in
Here are the cheapest 5 cars you can buy with the diesel - automatic combination
Inspite of narrowing gap between petrol and diesel prices, owners still prefer oil burners for monthly driving of over 2500km. Further, a lot of buyers out there want the convenience of an automatic as well - and this is what the article is all about. Here are India’s five diesel automatic cars with a low cost sticker price
Which of the two diesel automatic compact sedans should you be putting your money on?
Although an increasing number of buyers in the Rs 7-10 lakh bracket are moving towards compact SUVs, sedans under 4m in length still have a sizeable control over the market. Incase you are looking for diesel powered compact sedans that also offer the convenience of an automatic, these are the only two options.
Gets minor design tweaks, Diesel trims get pricier by over Rs 1 lakh
The second largest selling sub 4 meter compact sedan gets mild updates for 2021. It continues with the same engine & gearbox options but prices have been hiked by a big margin.
The updated compact SUV breaks cover for the first time. Launch soon?
Among the first couple of sub 4 meter compact SUVs in the country, the Ecosport faces tough competition from half a dozen rivals. Sales have been declining but the updated model promises to deliver more
Since its launch in the market, the Innova has time and again been more popular than other 3 row offerings
Inspite of a so called high sticker price, buyers continue to prefer the Toyota Innova over other options in the market. July saw Toyota selling as many as 6093 units of this popular workhorse
The XUV700 aims to create a new benchmark in the segment. Here are some of its stand out points.
After the Thar, the XUV700 has to be the most awaited car in recent times. A few hours back, Mahindra officially unveiled the car through a live stream and we have ample screen grabs to show you how it looks like. Plus a lot of other details to keep your spirits high!
The range topping Savvy variant is now offered in a 7 seater configuration as well
MG Motor India has been churning out good numbers for the Gloster premium SUV. However it now, the top end Savvy trim wasn’t offered in a 7 seat configuration. This limitation has now been removed. Pricing for the same is discussed in the following article
Panoramic sunroof now on offer at a lower price point with these automatic SUVs
The Harrier & Safari duo have been a hit for Tata Motors in India. Given the increasing demand of both sunroofs and automatic transmissions, the company has now launched more affordable variants of the two SUVs
The XUV700 will be the first vehicle to wear Mahindra’s brand-new logo that you may or may not like
Mahindra is gearing up to launch the XUV700 and it is expected to come with a whole lot of changes. But, a week before the launch, the automaker decided to shift its focus a bit by revealing its new logo. The XUV700, debuting on Independence Day, will be the first Mahindra vehicle to wear the ‘Twin Peaks’ logo.
The Fortuner makes a lot more power, but the Seltos is much lighter
‘Arun Panwar’ uploaded a video of a drag race on his YouTube channel. The contenders included a Kia Seltos and a Toyota Fortuner. Both the vehicles belong to different niches, but it evens out at the onset. The Fortuner churns out a lot more power than the Seltos, but it is also a lot heavier than its Korean counterpart. Which SUV do you have your bets on?
An affordable Diesel variant is now here which costs almost 12.32 Lakhs less than the top end diesel variant
Mercedes-Benz, another diesel variant to their E-Class lineup, Called the E 220 d this will be sold as an entry level diesel variant and is priced at INR. 57.14 Lakhs (ex-showroom Pune). This diesel variant is priced just above the entry-level E 200 petrol which is priced at Rs 56.14 lakh. The only diesel powered car until now in the E-Class lineup was priced at a hefty price tag of INR. 69.46 lakh thus this newly introduced entry level diesel variant will be beneficial for those who wants a diesel car within their reach.
Another good thing is that just like the E350D the E200 is also available in the long wheelbase variant of the E-Class which are sold exclusively in the markets of India and China.
The E220D, unlike its bigger brother, uses an entirely new 2.0 Litre four cylinder turbo-diesel engine which produces about 194 Bhp of peak power at 3, 800 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,800 rpm. All those power is then transmitted via the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels of the sedan. This diesel unit replaced the Luxury car makers 2.1 Litre unit internationally last year although this is a new engine has been developed to meet the Euro VI emission in other International markets, Mercedes developed it specifically to meet the BSIV norms of the Indian Government. The engine I s quite a powerful one and is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in just 7.8 seconds while the top speed is limited to 240 Km/h mark.
This was the most powerful diesel engine offered with the X3 CRossover
BMW silently discontinues the 3.0 Litre diesel unit of the X3 lineup from India. This used to be their top end diesel variant which they offered in the Indian market. After the discontinuation, the X3 model lineup now continues to be sold in the Indian market only with the 2.0-litre, four cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains in India.
The top end 3.0 Litre inline six-cylinder unit was available only with the high-end M-sport trim and only with the xDrive 30d guise. The twin turbo diesel unit was capable of producing an impressive 255 Hp of peak power and equally impressive 580 Nm of torque. The diesel engine was paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and it also came along with paddle shifters.
Now after the discontinuation of this powerful diesel unit the X3 model will be available with only a single 2.0 Litre four-cylinder diesel unit which is capable of producing about 188 Bhp of peak power and 400 Nm of torque. Apart from this diesel unit, there is also a 2.0 Litre petrol unit on offer as well with the X3. The petrol unit is capable of producing about 241 Bhp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. Both the diesel and the petrol engine come paired to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox.
The 2.0 Liter diesel unit will be sold alongside the 2.0 Litre Petrol
The rumours of Jaguar launching the new 2.0 Litre diesel unit was doing rounds on the internet for quite some time, and finally, the rumours came true. Jaguar today introduced the 2.0 Litre diesel derivative of MY17 Jaguar XE in India at an attractive starting price of INR.38.25 Lakh, (ex-showroom, Delhi). This engine will be sold alongside the 2.0 Litre petrol unit. The new 2.0 Litre diesel will be available with all the trim levels of the XE sedan including the base Pure, the mid-range Prestige and the top end Portfolio trims.
With the entry of this new 2.0 Litre Diesel unit, the Jaguar XE can compete directly with its other rivals as well which already came equipped with diesel drivetrains alongside the petrol units.
Talking about the new 2.0 Litre 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit, in particular, this diesel mill is capable of producing about 180 Hp of peak power and 430 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 8 speed eight-speed automatic gearbox. This diesel unit also powers some other Jaguar cars as well including the new XF and F-Pace. With the inclusion of the new Diesel unit, the XE can now compete directly with the entry-level Mercedes C 220d, the BMW 320d and the Audi A4 35 TDI.
There is no difference regarding equipment list the Jaguar XE gets Jaguar Drive Control, Torque Vectoring by Braking, All Surface Progress Control, Meridian Sound System (380 W), Sliding Panoramic Sunroof and 20.32 cm (8) Touch Screen with InControl Touch Infotainment System, etc.
The British AUto manufacturer has already commenced bookings for the upcoming diesel variant
Jaguar has launched the XE in India back in February 2016, but it was only launched with a petrol variant. The XE petrol variant gets the 2.0-litre, in-line 4 engine which churns out 197bhp @ 5,500rpm and 320Nm of torque @ 1,200-4,500rpm. But after a year the British luxury car maker has decided to introduce the diesel variant of the sedan as well. The company has even started taking bookings in all the 24 dealerships across India.
The diesel variant of the XE will get the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo diesel engine. This engine develops around 177bhp of peak power at 4000rpm and 430Nm of torque at 1,750 – 2,500rpm. The engine will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel motor powered XE is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 7.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 228km/h.
The XE is the entry level offering from Jaguar which has definitely own immense popularity because of its styling and modern features. Apart from the XE the Jaguar range also consists of XF, XJ, F-Pace SUV and the F-Type coupe and convertible.
if you are looking for fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks then look no further
If you have gone through our part II of the best of 5 series list of articles then you will surely find some common cars here in this article as well.
Fuel efficiency has always been the top priority of Indian customers when it comes to buying Automobiles. The Term "Kitna Deti Hai" is common now for almost all the Automobile buyers who have also prompted the Automakers doing their bit in making their present as well as future products as much fuel efficient as they can.
When we talk about Indian Auto market, we speak of budget and economical cars meant for average Indian buyers. Hatchbacks have always been an important part and parcel of average budget frenzy Indian car buyers and why they won’t be? Let’s face the facts here they are compact, easily manoeuvrable in City traffic, not hard to maintain so there you have it.
Now is it worth buying a diesel hatchback in today’s Indian market where the petrol and diesel prices have almost levelled. The answer is WHY NOT? Do not forget the fact that the diesel vehicles still definitely are more fuel efficient than the petrol cars and although the prices of the fuel have gone up Diesel is still cheaper than fuel by some amount.
So keeping all those facts aside now let us dig straight into our topic here which says 5 most fuel efficient Budget hatchbacks.
The low demand of the smaller diesel engine has forced Maruti to take such a big decision
It looks like Maruti has taken the decision to discontinue the Celerio Diesel variant from the Indian market. The good news is that petrol variant of the Celerio is still on sale in India, but the diesel variant totally disappeared from their Indian website recently.
Maruti launched the Celerio hatchback back in 2014 and during the time of its launch the hatchback was offered only with a petrol engine under the hood. Later, after almost a year, Maruti added the diesel variant as well to the lineup.
The diesel mill which used to power the celery was a completely new unit which was developed by Maruti engineers. The small 793 cc unit produced about 47 bhp peak power at 3,500 RPM and 125 NM torque at 2,000 RPM. Now compared to some other rivals of this segment the power and torque figures were less, but keeping the size of the 2 cylinder engine in mind the power output were quite impressive. The car definitely returned an impressive fuel efficiency figure of 27.6 kmpl which was definitely the highest fuel efficiency figures of its segment. Besides the impressive fuel efficiency figures the diesel engine was also one of the lightest units weighing only 89 Kilograms courtesy the aluminium engine blocks.
Now when Maruti introduced this new engine the trend of the smaller diesel engine was quite popular because of the increasing petrol prices. But recently the Market situation changed completely and the consumers were inclined towards petrol engines only because of the lesser gap in between both fuel prices.