2017 Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Suzuki unveiled the Ignis Crossover at the Tokyo Motor show and since then we knew that Maruti definitely will bring it to the Indian market. And after almost a year we were assured by the Maruti officials that they certainly will be introducing the new Ignis in India.
Now coming to the iconic Japanese auto maker Suzuki, they have been known for their small cars across the globe while their recent plans also are to launch almost 20 global car models. Maruti have already launched the Baleno hatchback which is the production variant of the IK-2 Concept and this is actually a global product which mens better build quality, improved interiors and impressive safety features feature for the passengers inside. Let’s not get into all those details and focus completely on the car which was launched today on 13th January 2017 at a gala event where Swedish DJ, Axwell performed live. To all our surprise Maruti has priced the Ignis compact Crossover quite aggressively which is actually a good thing.
The Ignis Crossover has derived from the IM-4 concept; the car was already previewed at the 2016 Auto expo and was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor show. The Ignis Crossover is positioned below the Vitara Brezza hatchback and will compete with some other B-Segment hatchback & Crossovers like the Mahindra KUV100, Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo etc.
Update05.01.2017:- Maruti has launched the all new Ignis in India today and we have updated the review with all the information, prices and specs available at this moment about the new Ignis
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What To Expect From The Upcoming Ford Ecosport Compact SUV
Now there have been rumours surrounding the upcoming Ford Ecosport facelift while some are saying that Ford will be introducing the new facelift Ecosport which was showcased at the 2016 New York Auto show towards the second half of this year while other are saying that Ford will add some new features to the pre-facelift compact SUV and will launch it first before they introduce the new facelift SUV.
Whatever be the case the good news is that we are getting the new facelift compact SUV which will replace the current SUV by this year only. Coming back to the reports of Ford making some changes to the pre-facelift compact SUV and will sell it in the Indian market until and unless the new Ecosport is introduced.
Today we have decided to provide you all the details about what you can expect from the updated pre-facelift variant as well as the upcoming all new facelift Ecosport which was unveiled at the 2016 New York Motor show.
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2017 Nissan Versa Note
Launched at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the second-generation Note arrived on a new platform that Nissan introduced with the Micra. Although slightly longer and wider than its predecessor, the new Note had a significantly lower roof, trading the former MPV-style looks for a more standard hatchback layout. The Note crossed the pond to the U.S. in 2013, when it replaced the hatchback version of the Versa and was renamed the Versa Note. The North American model also sports the biggest engine available with the nameplate globally, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder. In other markets, the Note uses a 1.2-liter three-cylinder and a 1.5-liter four-pot diesel. The Versa Note was redesigned for the 2017 model year, when it received Nissan’s recent styling language and a few interior updates.
Much like all recent redesigns and facelifts, the updated Versa Note adopted Nissan’s "V-Motion" grille, a design highlight that is already available on the majority of the company’s vehicles. In the U.S., the Verso and the Verso Note were the last models to not feature the grille. Thanks to the new "V-Motion" element, the Versa Note bears a closer family resemblance to the larger Nissan Sentra, Altima,(mot) and Maxima, while also boasting a sportier design that’s more in line with recently updated competitors such as the Honda Fit, Chevrolet Sonic, (art), Kia Rio(url) and Ford Fiesta. (ar)
"Versa Note and Versa sedan combine to be America’s best-selling nameplate in the entry level segment," said Michael Bunce, vice president of product planning. "The enhancements for the new model year give Versa Note a fresh new look, which should help keep the Versa pair in the number one position again in 2017."
It remains to be seen whether Bunce’s comment proves to be accurate with so many cars fighting for supremacy in this segment, but until those sales figures come rollin’ in, let’s have a closer look at what the facelifted Versa Note brings to the table.
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2017 BMW Concept X2
BMW showcased a brand new concept car at the 2016 Paris Motor show and it definitely attracted lot of attention. This concept is their newest addition to the compact car segment, called the Concept X2 this car’s unique design and Urban Sporting appeal is what sets it apart from the rest.
BMW is pitching this vehicle for those people who try to find both funs as well practicality in a vehicle. The X2 seem to blend fast moving body language as well as well as low slung coupe proportions under one structure. While the concept also has enough robust features and designs to be called a member of BMW’s ‘X’ family of vehicles.
According to the reports BMW has plans to launch the production variant of the Concept X2 In Europe towards the second quarter of 2018 or early 2019. Although no details of the drivetrains are available as of yet but it will most probably share the engines with the X1 Crossover.
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2018 Nissan Micra
Compact hatchback segment is surely the most popular, crowded and also the 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.
Now that the car is finally unveiled infront of the public we are pretty sure that it will definitely turn some heads. This new hatchback is wider, and longer than its predecessor which definitely has resulted in more interior space as well. The hatchback also gets a completely new drivetrain and also an agile chassis.
Update 29.09.2016:- Nissan unveiled the next gen Micra at the 2016 Paris Motor show. We have updated the images and all the information in this article
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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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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover surely impressed all of us when they introduced the Range Rover Sport back in 2005 which was then followed by the second generation model in 2013. They have done all kind of experiments with this model which was actually possible. Land Rover even introduced a high performance variant of the SUV as well which can actually accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 4.6 seconds. Be it refinement, off roading capability pr performance the RR Sport has done it all.
For the 2017 model Land Rover definitely has surprised us all to lure the customers Land Rover has actually added a completely new powertrain which not only offers impressive power but also an equally impressive fuel efficiency at the same time. The 2.0 Liter four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine is the latest addition to the RR Sport powertrain lineup. This will definitely be a trat for those customers who wanted a powertrain which could balance power and fuel economy at the same time. Besides the new engine technology Land Rover also introduced a series of autonomous driving technologies to the 2017 RR Sport as well.
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Independence Day Special: 5 Indian Cars Which Made All The Difference
On this auspicious occasion of Independence Day we actually decided to do something different. We know all of you are in happy cheerful holiday mood and enjoying this special day with your family and close friends we actually decided to look back and enjoy some proud moments from the Indian automotive world.
Here is a quick look at 6 of the very special Indian cars which has made all the difference in the Indian automotive scenario and even made our India proud in International market as well.
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Chevrolet Essentia Sub-Compact Sedan Launching In 2017 Few Things You Need To Know
Chevrolet quite honestly has not been able to do wonders in the Indian market recently although their stall at the 2016 Auto Expo attracted lots of attention because of some of their promising future product lineup. The two products which definitely attracted all the attention was the Beat Essentia which is actually the sub-compact sedan based on the new generation Beat hatchback and the other was the Beat Active concept which was a Crossover based on the new generation Beat hatchback.
Now although there is still some time for the launch of new generation Beat hatchback in India but according to the recent report Chevrolet is actually planning to introduce the Beat Essentia sub-compact sedan in the Indian market next year.
Beat Essentia will definitely help Chevrolet with some volumes because this car will compete in one of the most competitive and growing market segments of India. We already have some interesting cars in this segment from Maruti, Hyundai and Ford while Tata will too enter this segment soon with their new compact sedan.
GM will be building parts of the Essentia locally which will help them to keep the prices down. According to the reports GM will be sourcing atleast 80 percent of the parts which will be used to manufacture the car.
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Datsun Introduces GO & GO+ Style Edition (TVC, Images & Many More)
Datsun has decided to introduce a limited edition Go and GO+ in the India dubbed as the Go and the GO+ ‘Style’ edition. These new edition not only gets new exterior colour option but few extra options on the interior as well. The limited ‘Style’ editions of Datsun GO and GO+ are available only in the ‘T’ grade with all the dealers across the country.
Talking about features both the vehicles gets a new Blue exterior colour besides the already available White and Ruby colours. The exterior gets a new roof rails, an additional rear spoiler and also body graphics especially for this limited edition ‘Style’ Logo. Apart from the exterior the interior also gets a dual tone Black and Beige tone. Apart from that the interior also gets a piano black instrument console with a dash of silver finish accents on them.
Besides these special features which are available with the special edition cars, the other standard features includes follow me headlamps, speed sensitive electric power steering, power windows, mobile phone holder, auxiliary in and USB charger. Both the GO and GO+ also benefit from a powerful Air conditioning and also gets central locking as well.
Both the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ is powered by a single 1.2 litre, 3cyliner petrol unit which is capable of producing about 68 Bhp of peak power and 108 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox which sends all that power to the front wheels. Both the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ promises to deliver an impressive fuel efficiency figures of 20.6 kmpl.
The Datsun Go hatchback ‘Style’ Edition is priced is priced at INR 4,06,974 whereas the GO+ is priced at INR 4,77,552 (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. Both these cars will be sold in limited numbers in between the month of August to October 2016.
Toyota Innova Crysta Petrol Launching Next Week
There is no doubt in the fact that the Innova MPV has always been one important product for Toyota in India. The previous generation people mover was a hit amongst the people and so is the new generation which was first showcased infront of the Indian public at the 2016 Auto expo. Quite honestly the Innova is the only car after Fortuner which has helped Toyota to cement its place in the Indian market.
The new generation Innova which was launched in the Indian market dubbed as the Innova Crysta was launched with two diesel engine options only but now after few months of its launch Toyota has decided to introduce the petrol variant as well. The petrol variant of the MPV was recently spotted courtesy Gaadiwaadi. The new Innova Crysta petrol will be powered by 2.7 Litre, four cylinder dual VVT-i motor which will develop around 166 ps of peak power and 245 nm of torque. This new engine will be offered with both six speed manual as well as an automatic transmission at the same time.
The petrol equipped variants will help Toyota to sell the new generation Innova in markets like Delhi and NCR regions where there is a ban on diesel motor above 2.0 Liter. The introduction of petrol engine will help boost the sales of the new Innova even more and that is the reason why Toyota has introduced the new petrol motor sooner than expected.
Expect the manual transmission to be available with GX and VX grades while the automatic petrol variant will be available with top end variants like GX and ZX grades.
2017 Honda City
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For those who don’t know yet Honda is actually planning to introduce the City sedan facelift soon. Expect the new City facelift to get some subtle cosmetic updates to its exterior while you can also expect some upgrades made to the interior as well.
Since its introduction the City sedan has been an important product for the Japanese auto manufacturer and after all these years nobody actually has been able to take its spot. Although now it has some tough rivals in the auto industry which include Maruti’s newest sedan the Ciaz. In order to capture the imagination of the diesel motor enthusiasts, Honda introduced the diesel drivetrain under the hood of the City sedan but that was almost two years ago. Now in order to compete with its rivals Honda surely needs to update their existing product.
According to the report Honda has already started testing the City facelift prototype. Codenamed 2GC Honda looks almost set for the new sedan’s launch.
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New Cars Launching This Festive Season (UPDATED!)
As the festive is nearing all the auto manufacturers of India are also planning their separate strategies to actually pull the customers towards their products. This is also actually the time when Auto manufacturers provides big discounts and also try to launch some new products to keep their customers engaged. Although there is still some time in hand before the festive season starts in India but we decided to provide you the list of some of the exclusive cars which will actually be launched during this upcoming festive season.
We will also keep on updating this article as soon as we get more information about the new car launches in the coming months.
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2018 Tata Q501
Tata Motors definitely has some aggressive plans for the Indian market; we have seen them showcasing some new and exciting products at the 2016 Auto expo and even already launched few of them already. Tata also has planned slew of new launches for the Indian market in the coming months as well as next year. After taking care of the small car segment Tata now wants to strengthen their foothold in the SUV market of India as well. They have plans to introduce the Hexa Crossover which will replace the Aria while they also have plans to introduce a completely new compact SUV called the Nexon as well by the next year end.
Apart from all that there is some other good news for those who actually are looking for a slightly more premium SUV. According to the recent reports Tata is also working on a new SUV codenamed Q501 which will compete directly with the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour. The best thing about this upcoming SUV is that it will actually be based on the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The SUV is already exported to the US market for testing.
Things even get better because Tata actually will use the same Land Rover body shell as well and no we are not done with that the Q501 SUV will even use the same platform of the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
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2016 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
Only yesterday Mercedes-Benz India launched the all new SLC 43 in India which happens to be the AMG variant of the SLC Roadster. The SLC is the facelift variant of the SLK class and is a part of the new Mercedes Nomenclature. What is more surprising is also the fact that Mercedes introduced the SLK 43 just after 4 months of its International debut. This actually also is the first product which was launched with a new two digit nomenclature.
Now apart from the new name the Mercedes SLC also gets a revamped exterior as well as interior. Gone are those boring styling, the new Roadster gets Mercedes families new face while the AMG touches has made it more appealing. However the biggest change that you will find is under the hood, the SLK’s bigger V8 naturally aspirated engine is now replaced by a much smaller 3.0 Liter V6 bit-turbo unit. So now the big question is that has it affected the performance of this new roadster which claims to be a part of the prestigious AMG family which is popular amongst the crowd for its performance.
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2016 Renault Lodgy World Edition’
Renault India launched a special edition Lodgy in the Indian market dubbed as Lodgy ‘World Edition’. This car was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo already. The lodgy is actually based on the Renault Lodgy Stepway variant and gets some interesting new features both inside as well as exterior apart from that rugged styling which is a part of the Stepway variant.
Although there are plenty of interesting features available along with some noticeable cosmetic updates but there are no mechanical changes under the hood whatsoever. This special edition Lodgy is still powered by Renault’s K9K diesel unit which is available in two states of tune. Keeping in mind the fading MPV market the new changes to the Lodgy ‘World Edition’ surely adds some new and interesting changes this big MPV which was launched couple of years ago in the Indian market.
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In what may sound like a one-of-its-kind move by any manufacturer in the country, Maruti Suzuki has started to offer compensations to early buyers of its premium crossover, the S-Cross. This compensation to existing owners comes on the backdrop of the automaker reducing ex-showroom prices of the S-Cross by around 1 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki has been leading the Indian automotive market ever since the introduction of the erstwhile Maruti 800. Over the years, many new global automakers have invaded the Indian industry, but none of them has been able to overthrow Maruti Suzuki from the market leader’s throne. The primary reason behind this unmatched success run of the Japanese automaker is its robust customer support and unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction. And if reports coming from existing Maruti S-Cross owners are to be believed, Maruti is not taking this customer faith for granted.
Auto Expos are something which brings us a chance to watch all our fantasies under one roof. No wonder, every single petrolheads of our country is now keen to watch the cars and motorcycles which will be showcased, launched at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. Almost every automaker that will be present at the Auto Expo will showcase various interesting models, some are facelifts, some completely new generation models, and some will be completely new to Indian market, but the real attraction will surely go to those cool concept cars. In every Auto Expo we get to see some spectacular concept models, which pave the way for the future vehicles. But how about the ones which look like, taken from the video games?
Hyundai will showcase the stunning looking N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Concept. This vehicle is unlikely to be a reality production model, but the design and technologies used to make this car will surely make their way to the future Hyundai models.
Formula One car is something which every motorsports lover are very interested about. Honda will showcase McLaren Honda MP4-30 Formula One car at the upcoming New Delhi Auto Expo. The McLaren Formula One car gets power from Honda engine.
So, the concept car from Hyundai and the Formula One car at the Honda pavilion at Auto Expo will be two cars which will garner much attraction from the visitors.
Let’s check a bit about these two cars.