2017 Maruti-Suzuki Ertiga Limited Edition
Maruti has launched a special edition of their popular people carrier Ertiga in India today. This limited edition variant is available in two grades, the new limited edition Ertiga is available with the choices of both petrol and diesel engines and also gets additional accessories worth INR. 16,990. The VXI variant is priced at INR. 7.85 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the VDi trim of this limited edition model, on the other hand, is priced at INR. 8.10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
If we talk about features then this limited edition car gets quite a few of them on both its exterior as well as interior.
Below provided are the list of details that you will find in the new limited edition Ertiga MPV
2018 Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross
The Indian automotive scenario has been changing drastically in last few years. Indian customers are opening up toward fresh new designs, new niche. The compact SUVs and crossovers have becoming more and more popular day by day in the country like the rest of the world. In 2015 Maruti-Suzuki also tried its luck in the compact crossover segment with the S-Cross.
Now with almost two year after the launch of the model the automaker has developed a facelift version of the S-Cross. Suzuki has showcased the facelifted S-Cross in front of a selected audience in Hungary. As we got a glimpse of the car, it looks absolutely mean compare to the outgoing model. Any SUV lover wants his car to be rugged looking. And the new S-Cross looks exactly so. It can impress with its aggressive styling.
Maruti discontinued the SX4 sedan and launched the S-Cross Crossover in the Indian market. But there is no denying the fact that the S-Cross was not able to leave an impression in the minds of the India Customers. The S-Cross was then completely erased from the mind when Maruti introduced the Vitara Brezza compact SUV which was priced almost in the same range of the Crossover.
Suzuki already introduced the facelift Crossover in some other International markets already and there is a fair chance of Maruti introducing the updated Crosssover soon in India. Although there are no official words from the manufacturer yet but we have decided to provide you some new details of facelift the Crossover.
Update 20.07.2016:- Suzuki Italia recently released a new video of the Suzuki S-Cross and we have added the video with this review do check the new S Cross in action
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Maruti To Sell Ciaz Sedan Through Nexa Showrooms
According to the latest reports on Team-BHP Maruti will sell the new Ciaz sedan through their premium Nexa Showrooms. Although Maruti haven’t made the official announcement yet but the Ciaz sedan was recently spotted at the Nexa showroom wearing Nexa like badges.
Currently, Maruti’s newly launched Ignis Crossover, Baleno hatchback and the S-Cross Crossover are sold through their premium Nexa showrooms. The CIaz will actually be the fourth product which too will be sold via their premium dealership. Maruti will be launching the Baleno RS performance hatchback soon which will sit on top of their existing Baleno hatch and we pretty sure that it will also be sold via the Nexa showrooms as well.
The car which was photographed at the Nexa showroom gets the Ciaz moniker badge towards the left, while the SHVS sticker positioned towards the right side of the rear. What is missing through is the variant name at the rear of the sedan. All the above hints are leading to the confirmation of the Ciaz sedan will most probably be sold via their Nexa showrooms to give a rich and premium buying experience to the customers.
Maruti also has plans to launch the facelift Ciaz sedan towards the last quarter of 2017.
2017 Maruti-Suzuki Baleno RS
Maruti showcased the Baleno RS Concept at the 2016 Auto expo and this although this looked identical to the standard Baleno hatchback with fewer exceptions but will actually feature a more powerful engine under the hood. Maruti already launched the Baleno in India which has definitely impressed the Indian customers but haven’t yet launched the sportier Baleno RS yet.
Like we already mentioned above the Baleno RS will get a slightly more powerful engine under the hood and will be a performance oriented hatch. The soon to be launched hatchback will be positioned above the existing hatchback and will be sold through the Nexa showrooms. According to the recent reports Maruti will be introducing the Baleno RS hatchback towards March 2017 in India.
The report suggests that the newest performance oriented hatchback will get a slightly more powerful 1.0-liter Boosterjet unit. Expect the new engine which too will make its Indian debut to deliver an impressive amount of power and torque figures along with an exceptional fuel efficiency figures..
Click past jump to read more interesting details of the soon to be launched Maruti Baleno RS hatchback
Maruti Discontinues Celerio Diesel In India
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.
7 Upcoming Cars Launching This February 2017 (Updated!)
We have witnessed two of the biggest launch of this year already in the month of January 2017 in the form of the Tata’s Flagship offering the Hexa and Maruti Suzuki Ignis Crossover. Now as we have stepped into the second month of the year we will witness plenty of new launches as well. The good thing is that in the month of February we will not only witness new car launches but also cars both for the mass market as well niche segment.
We have provided the complete list of cars that will be launching in the month of February 2017 here in India.
Suzuki WagonR and Stingray Variant Unveiled For Markets Of Japan
We already have reported about the next generation Suzuki WagonR images which were leaked on the Japanese social media website couple of days earlier. Finally Suzuki has unveiled the next generation WagonR and WagonR Stingray variants for the market of Japan.
The new generation hatchback gets slew of new changes both to its exterior as well as interior. To begin with the new hatchback now gets a roomier cabin compared to its predecessor. The new generation hatchback now has adopted three different styling designs which express functionality and beauty. The hatchback also underpins a new platform “HEARTECT” which also helped the WagonR to become the most fuel efficient miniwagon in Japan; the WagonR is capable of returning 33.4 kmpl.
Apart from the new platform and completely redesigned exterior and interior the hatchback also gets plenty of new safety features as well for the Japanese market. To begin with it gets a dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) collision-mitigating system that features a monocular camera and laser sensor which detects pedestrian and vehicle ahead. The car also features high beam assists which automatically switches high and low beam according the vehicles surroundings.
List of hatchbacks which are made to look like SUVs/crossovers
Given the fact of immensely rising popularity of compact SUVs and crossovers in the Indian market, it is a no surprise how deeply we Indians have a thing for owning SUVs. It is this serious love for SUVs among Indian customers of today, which is why all the manufactures, especially the global ones, have gone back to their design tables and come up with models which are designed in India for the world. Such is the fascination for SUVs among Indians, that the automakers are not shying off from coming up with hatchback based crossovers.
A category of vehicles rather unheard globally, the hatchback based crossovers come with some added design elements and changes inside and out, which make them look more rugged than their hatchback counterparts. Though, it doesn’t mean that they are off-road ready, for the changes are just aesthetic rather than being functional. The majority of the automakers have taken this rather unique step to raise their sales in the market, which surprisingly is paying them as well.
In this feature story, we are throwing some light on all those hatchback based crossovers, which have turned to be game changers for their respective parent manufacturers. Following is a complete list of all such hatchbacks which look like jacked up SUVs.
Updated Maruti Wagon-R VXI+ Top End Variant Launched In India
Maruti has updated their 2017 WagonR hatchback by adding a new VXI+ top end variant to the lineup. The VXI+ variant sits on top of the LXI and VXI variant and gets projector headlamps, stylish grille with some chrome accent long with alloy wheels and side skirts. This is the same Stingray variant which was sold earlier as a slightly more premium offering however the Stingray nameplate has been retired and the same model now will be sold as the top end VXI+ variant.
Apart from the all those exterior changes the interior also gets piano black finish to the duel tone colour scheme inside the cabin. For the safety of the passengers inside the WagonR VXI+ trim gets Dual Airbags, Anti-Lock braking System with Electronic brake - force distribution system, as optional.
There are definitely no changes made under the hood and thus this top end VXI+ variant gets the same 1.0-litre K10 petrol motor which is capable of producing about 67 Bhp of peak power at 6, 200 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3, 500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox while Maruti has also introduced an Auto Gear Shift technology (AGS) in 2015.
The Maruti WagonR has been one of the most popular cars since its launch and it still continues to be one of the top 5 selling cars of the 2016-17. Since its introduction Maruti has sold 131,756 units till (dec 2016).
Upcoming Maruti Baleno RS Hatchback Spec Sheet Leaked!
After Maruti launched the Ignis Crossover in India recently it is time for them to introduce the sportier variant of the Baleno hatchback. Called the Baleno RS, this variant of the hatchback was first previewed in its concept form at the 2016 Auto expo and now exactly after a year it looks as if Maruti is all set to introduce this in India.
Recently a Team-BHP member posted a leaked specification table of the upcoming hatchback which will be positioned above the standard Baleno. The specification table provides lot of new details about the car.
The Baleno RS which is expected to be launched in the month of February in India will be powered by 1.0L Boosterjet (turbo) petrol engine. This engine which will also debut in India with this car is expected to deliver around 100 hp (75kW) of peak power at 5,500 rpm and 150 Nm of torque in between 1,700 rpm – 4,500 rpm, compared to 83 Bhp and 115 Nm of torque produced by the 1.2 Litre petrol unit on the standard hatchback. The engine will be paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox while there are rumours that a 6 speed automatic transmission will also be on offer during its launch.
Expect the Baleno RS 1.0 Litre Boosterjet unit to actually be slightly more fuel efficient than the 1.2 Litre unit as well.
Some other interesting feature that the Baleno RS might include is 15 inch alloy wheels while the top end variant will feature 16 inch wheels. For the safety of the passengers the hatchback should also be equipped with disc brakes on all the four wheels.
List of compact SUVs and crossovers available in India
We Indians buy cars for majorly enhancing or depicting our social status and growth among others, which is a hard fact but truth. No matter whatever our need is, we want the best possible package in the minimum possible price range, which has made almost all the automobile manufacturers scratch their brains and come out with unique and different products from the models available globally. Thus, there is no surprise to the admission of almost all the automakers that India is a tough market to understand.
Take for instance, the segment of compact SUVs. Now, previously, the SUVs were perceived to be an epitome of perennial success achieved by the elite class, as a result of which SUVs were totally out of reach for all the common man and middle class of the country. However, times have changed, and today, we have a huge range of compact SUVs and crossovers to choose from, which offer the versatility and road presence of large SUVs, but at a price of a premium hatchback or a C-segment sedan, making them good options for upgrading from an entry level hatchback or a sedan. Lately, we have also seen a handful of sub four meter SUVs from notable manufacturers, which was almost an unthinkable concept few years ago.
In this feature story, we have noted down all the compact SUVs and crossovers, both sub four meter and above four meter of length, which have dramatically changed the scenario of automobile manufacturers in the country. Such is the popularity of this segment in India, that all the models mentioned here are among the bread earners of their respective makers. Here’s a list of all the compact SUVs and crossovers available in the Indian market today:-
Maruti Launches Swift Dzire Allure Limited Edition In India (Brochures, images and details inside)
Maruti Suzuki compact sedan model which is already on sale in the Indian market.
The cosmetic updates that the Dzire Allure edition compact sedan receives are a special Allure badging towards the side profile to make things appear slightly more elegant. It also receives a chrome corner bumper protector towards the front as well as the rear. To make things slightly sportier, the side profile gets additional side skirts. Last but not least the rear profile of the sedan features a lower lid garnish as well. The sedan also gets an additional window frame kit as well.
What is worth praising is the fact that that the Allure Edition features inside the cabin. The already feature rich cabin further gets a luxurious boost with the newly added premium duel tone seat cover and pillows and door sill garnish. For the comfort of the driver this limited edition model also gets a front seat centre arm rest, white ambient lighting and Beige carpet mats. For the music fanatics there is a separate music kit available as well as an option which includes woofers, amplifiers and speakers.