10 Affordable Cars Which Features An Automatic Transmission
In recent years, we have seen a lot of new changes which our country has been undergoing through, in each and every aspect of human lifestyle. Speaking of automobiles too, we have seen the advent of various new techniques and features which have resulted in a surge in car sales, thus increasing the number of cars on the roads day by day, resulting in a kind of chaos and traffic problems, especially in metropolitan cities.
Due to rising inconvenience caused by poor traffic management, many prospective buyers are shifting towards cars which are offering the convenience of automatic transmissions. As a result, many budget cars are now being offered with an automatic transmission. In the recent years, we have seen a lot of new technologies implemented on automatic cars compared to old days; the entry-level mass market cars were available with the option of only conventional torque converters. In the recent times, we have all seen many manufacturers switching out to new and more contemporary options of automatic transmissions like CVT and AMT, which do offer the convenience of a conventional automatic gearbox, but not at the expense of lower fuel economy and higher maintenance.
In this feature, we are going to throw some light on the ten most affordable automatic cars available in the Indian car market right now, which are aimed at those potential car buyers who wants to enjoy the convenience of an automatic car but without shelling too much from their bank balance.
Tata Tiago Petrol AMT Details Leaked
We heard rumours of Tata Motors introducing the AMT variant of the Tiago and from what it seems like the rumours were actually true. Recently a leaked spec sheet gave away all the details that one needs about these soon to be launched Tata Tiago AMT variants.
The AMT variant of the Tiago was already spied earlier and it will be available with the petrol variant only. The Tiago AMT, when launched, will compete directly with the Alto K10 AMT and the Celerio AMT.
With the launch now almost near Team-BHP was able to get their hands on some leaked spec sheets of the Tiago AMT variant. To begin with, the AMT variant will be available with the top two variants only. The details leaked online said that the Tiago AMT will only be available with the top end XT and XZ trims.
Thus the AMT gearbox will be equipped only with the 1.2 Litre, 3 cylinder Revotron petrol unit capable of producing about 85 PS of peak power and 114 Nm. Apart from just the addition of the AMT gearbox, there won’t be any other changes to be made to the AMT equipped car. As far as the pricing is concerned to expect the AMT variant to be priced a tad bit higher than the manual variants.
After the Nano and the Zest, the Tiago will actually be the third model to be offered with AMT transmission.
Tata’s Upcoming Compact Sedan Tigor Spotted Without Camouflage Wearing The Badge
Tata Motors Tigor sedan has surely become on of the most anticipated car of the Indian market now. It was showcased for the first time at the 2016 Auto Expo and we loved every bit of it. Now recently we also came to know that the upcoming compact sedan will be called Tigor.
Recently the sedan was caught without a camouflage wearing the Tigor nameplate which actually builds up our anticipation even more. According to some reports Tata Motors will most probably launch the new compact sedan during the month of April 2017 in India.
Expect the Tigor’s front profile to be identical to what you have seen on the Tiago hatchback however expect the rear profile to be completely different. The sloping roofline perfectly meets the boot lid and also gets a rear roof spoiler as well while the tail section gets a wraparound taillamps and LED mount stop lamps. The top end petrol and diesel trims is also expected to feature a diamond cut alloy wheels available on the top end Tiago hatchback.
Under the hood expect the Tata Tigor hatchback to get the same 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder diesel and the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol unit taken from its hatchback sibling. Both the engines are paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox while Tata will also introduced an AMT transmission as well.
If we talk about pricing then expect the Tigor compact sedan to be priced quite competitively, some reports suggests that the starting price of the Tigor sedan could be as low as 4 Lakh rupees ex, showroom.
The Tata [Tigor->article156403> will lock horns with some other subcompact sedan like the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze and Hyundai Xcent.
2017 Tata Motors C-Cube Concept
Tata Motors is taking some big steps to promote their future products and platform. They have already tied up with Microsoft for their future infotainment system. This tie-up will increase in car infotainment convenience while also making sure that the driver is safe and fully concentrating behind the steering wheel. Now the recent news also suggests that the Indian auto manufacturer has actually also displayed a concept car called the ‘C-Cube’ at the Future Decoded 2017, which was an event organised by Microsoft India.
The C-Cube, showcased as a part of the product transformation theme at the event. With this newly introduced concept, Tata Motors tried to showcase their advanced structural technology which will enable them to develop more of their breakthrough products from TAMO.
TAMO like you all know is a sub-brand which was introduced recently by Tata Motors and its main objective is to redefine mobility solution in India. They also have plan to unveil a new two-seater sports car at the upcoming 87th Geneva Motor show, while there is still some time before the Motor show let us provide you all the information available at this moment about the newly unveiled C-Cube concept.
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The List Of Ten Exciting Budget Cars Which No One Actually Buys Anymore
Every car manufacturer has the core aim of only one thing – to sell as much cars as possible and position itself as a strong player. With this aim, they seldom produce cars which although being groundbreaking on most of the aspects, fail to click in the minds of the customers. This happens with almost every manufacturer at one point of time or the other. Blame it for the wrong pricing, bad timing or simply bad luck, there are some products which fall under this category.
In this feature story, we are going to take a look on ten such cars which unfortunately are selling in less numbers despite being great products in one aspect or the other. Following is a list of those ten cars which deserve to sell more for the great products they are:-
Tata Motors and Microsoft India Collaborates To Bring Connected Experience For Their Future Customers
Tata Motors and Microsoft has joined hands and announced a strategic agreement to redefine connected and personalized driving experiences for Indian customers. Tata Motors will now benefit from Microsoft’s connected vehicle technologies which work by bringing together artificial intelligence (AI), advanced machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities on the global hyper-scale Azure cloud.
This new technology, in turn, will actually help in creating a highly personalized, smarter and also safer driving experience across both the digital and real world of the vehicle owners. The first car equipped with all these future technologies will be showcased for the first time Infront of the public at 2017, Geneva Motor show which will commence from March 7th onward.
The completely new Tata Motors user interface will now be equipped with Microsoft’s advanced functionality like navigation, predictive maintenance, telematics and also remote monitoring features.
Commenting on the partnership, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said, That their aim is to provide innovative and technologically advanced products which can excite their customers. They are bringing Microsoft’s connected vehicle technologies on the Azure intelligent cloud to actually bring the digital life of their customers into their cars they drive daily. They have plans to create a fully connected and seamless driving experience for their customers.
Tata Motors Tigor To Launch In March 2017
Tata Motors have recently revealed the name of their upcoming compact sedan which is based on their Tiago hatchback. The Tigor will be based on the same XO platform which also underpins the Tiago hatchback. The recent reports suggests that the Tata Motors will be launching the all new Tigor compact sedan towards the month of March here in the Indian market.
The Tigor like we said will be based on the Tiago hatchback and will look identical to the hatchback; however the compact sedan will definitely get some changes of its own from the C pillar onward. Tata Motors have worked extensive in making this compact sedan look aggressive and there is no doubt that the compact sedan definitely looks modern. The sedan gets a coupe- like roofline while the rear profile also features completely different and sharp-looking taillights. Tata Motors already showcased the compact sedan at the 2016 Auto expo where we already got a hint about its looks.
Just like the exterior the interior too will get all the components from the Tiago hatchback. The top end sedan will get some important features like climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system as well. Expect the Tigor sedan to get an impressive boot space as well which will be class leading.
Under the hood the Tigor will carry forward the same powertrains from the Tiago hatchback. It will get the same 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol unit which is capable of producing about 85 PS of peak power and 114Nm of torque. The diesel engine is equipped with the 1.04-litre, 3 cylinder unit which is capable of producing about 70 PS of peak power and 140Nm of torque. Both the engines will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.
2017 Tata Tigor
Tata Motors has already created a lot of hype in the Indian automobile market with their latest hatchback offering Tata Tiago, which was earlier codenamed as the Tata Kite. Alongside the Tiago hatchback, Tata Motors had also showcased a Tiago based compact sedan at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. The compact sedan was yet to be officially named when it was displayed at the Auto expo.
Both the Tiago hatchback and the compact sedan based on the hatchback grabbed people’s attention at the Auto Expo 2016. This compact sedan will get the same powertrain options like its sibling Tiago, while the front fascia, interior of the compact sedan will also boast similarities with the Tiago hatchback.
But does the mew compact sedan can turn the fortunes for Tata motors in India?
Update 09/02/2017:- Tata Motors has officially named their soon to be launched sedan Tigor. We have updated this review with all the latest information about this soon to be launched compact sedan
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Tata TAMO Futuro What We Know About This Upcoming Mid-Engined Sportscar
Tata Motors have introduced their sub brand TAMO yesterday and also have announced their future mobility solution to be called ’FutuReady’. The Indian Auto Manufacturer even teased their first product which will be unveiled for the first time at the upcoming 87th Geneva Motors show in March 2017. Surprisingly! Their first product under their new sub brand will be a two seater mid-engined sports car concept that the AUto manufacturer will showcase at the Upcoming Motorshow.
The Sportscar concept from Tata Motors is called Futuro internally. Only 250 units of the car will be built by Tata Motors and the good news is that the upcoming Sportscar will be priced in the range of 25 Lakh rupees. The production version of the Future Sporstcar will go on sale in the Indian markets by the year 2018.
Not much detail of the sports car is available at this moment, but it is expected to get a turbocharged 1.2 liter petrol engine which will be capable of producing about 180+ HP of peak power. Although the power figures may not impress many, but the sports car will actually weigh only 800 kilograms. So what does that means is that the upcoming product from Tata Motors will actually have an impressive power to weight ratio.
Now, according to some reports the 2 star mid engine sportscar will take its styling inspiration from the Opel Speedster or (Vauxhall VX220).
Tata Motors Announces New Sub-Brand TAMO
Tata Motors today announced their new sub brand- TAMO which is actually a part of their new Passenger Vehicle strategy. This will act as an incubating centre of innovation towards the making of new technologies, business models and partnerships to define future mobility solutions.
This new sub brand will first concentrate on low volume, low investment, model to actually provide fast tracked technologies and concepts. Tata Motors plans to devlop two new platform besides their existing variants under this sub brand. They also plans to develop atleast 7 to 8 passenger vehicles variants from these two platforms. This architecture will also reduce complexity and enable future technologies.
Dr Tim Leverton, President and Head Advanced and Project engineering, Tata Motors said on the occasion that the Auto manufacturer is starting a new era. They are actually planning to find new ways of innovating and experimenting, for that they are scouting for new spaces, technologies and explore new hubs from across the globe. They have even plans to work with start ups in new places.
Speaking on the announcement, Guenter Butschek, MD & CEO, Tata Motors, said, “The success of our transformation journey ‘FutuReady’ is measured by our vision and depends on our ability to deliver on our comprehensive strategies for our business units. Our game plan addresses six themes – topline improvement, cost management, structural improvements, customer centricity, new mobility solutions and organizational effectiveness."
Is Tata Motors Planning To Launch The Tiago Petrol AMT On 2nd February 2017?
Tata Motors has announced on their social media channels that they will be launching something big on 2nd February 2017. Now we are still not sure what this could possibly be. Could this be a completely new product in the form of the Tata Kite5 sedan or is it the AMT variant of their popular Tiago hatchback.
The rumours actually are leaning against the fact that Tata Motors might introduce the AMT variant of the Tiago hatchback on 2nd February 2017.
Tata introduced the Tiago hatchback last year April and since its launch this has actually became one of the best selling products of their portfolio. The hatchback is offered with both diesel as well as petrol drivetrains but the only place where it lacks is the absence of an automatic transmission. Now providing an automatic transmission will increase the overall pricing of this hatchback by quite few margins and thus Tata Motors has decided to provide a cheaper alternative in the form of an AMT transmission.
The AMT equipped car was already spotted being tested couple of times on the Indian roads. The trend of affordable AMT transmissions was started by Maruti with their Celerio hatchback. The biggest advantage of the AMT transmission is that it eliminates the use of clutch and thus helping the driver to drive their cars effortlessly in bumper to bumper city traffic while not hampering the overall fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
List of MUVs available in India
India has always been one country, where all the aspects and facts related to unity get affirmed with facts. Be it its cultural and linguistic diversities or the bonds between different generations, everyone has been coexisting with dignified unities. And when it comes to families, the Indians have always shown a warm bonding between all the members, speaking in particular.
Speaking of the automobile industry, given the varying needs of different members of families, the need of a single vehicle complying to all of these needs in a single package has risen in recent times. This is why the segment of multi utility vehicles (MUVs) has seen a positive growth in recent times. This upward growth of MUVs is the reason why all the manufacturers are trying to have a piece of profit in this category, and are not shying off by experimenting too. In the last two years, we have seen everything starting off from a sub four meter compact family wagon to a full fledged luxury seven seater.
In this feature story, we are throwing some light on all the seven seater MUVs which are existing in the Indian market, catering to varying needs of different people, or to be specific, families. Here is a complete list of all the MUVs available in India:-
2017 Tata Hexa
Tata Motors is currently on a spree to revise its entire portfolio, in order to stop the exponential decline in sales that the Indian automaker is currently experiencing. With the Tiago hatchback already accumulating huge praises from customers and critics, Tata has turned its attention to other upcoming products in its lineup. The Indian origin automaker has been making gradual improvement in their design language, and they are bringing bold and fresh products to the Indian market without hesitation. And the next big thing coming our way is a premium SUV Crossover, christened as the Tata Hexa. What do we know about this Tata crossover? Well, read-on to find out.
Earlier, when Tata Motors showcased the Tata Hexa concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we all knew it would be a replacement of their Tata Aria MPV which didn’t do well in terms of sales in the Indian market. But, at the recently concluded 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, Tata Motors showcased the production version of Tata Hexa, and it took everyone by surprise. The Hexa really impressed us. Rather than being a restyled Aria it came with an individual identity, which made it look a lot different to its stable siblings. The car looks like an MPV in terms of size, but it is actually a stylish and tough looking crossover equipped with the latest off-roading technologies.
The all new Tata Hexa looks sporty and muscular, yet stylish. Not only at the exterior, but the interior too get plenty of attractive features which are luxurious and provide a new-age character to this upcoming Tata Crossover.
Update 18.01.2017:- Tata Motors launched the Hexa Crossover in India today. The new Crossover is the flagship offering from Tata Motors and the prices and details have been updated in the overview article of the Crossover
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Tata Motors Launches Hexa Crossover 8 Key Points That You Should Keep In Mind
Tata Motors has launched the Hexa Crossover in India today. This will replace the Aria in the Indian market and will lock horns with the Mahindra XUV500 and the newly launched Toyota Innova Crysta. The Hexa has been tested by Tata Motors over the span of 2 years and under extreme climate conditions. The Crossover first appeared in the automotive scene back at the Geneva Motor show and the production variant was showcased for the first time at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi.
Tata Motors has launched the Hexa Crossover officially today on 18th January 2018. The prices of the new Tata Hexa Crossover starts from INR. 11.99 Lakhs (ex showroom) for the base XE trim while the top end XT 4X4 trim is priced at INR. 17.49 Lakhs (ex showroom, Delhi).
Below provided are few key points that you should know about the newly launched Tata Hexa Crossover.
Tata Motors Hexa TVC Is Out: Video
Tata Motors will be launching their newest Crossover the Hexa on 18th January 2017. The SUV took almost two years for development and this new TVC shows exactly what the SUV went through during its testing period. The video quite clearly shows that the Hexa was tested at -15 degree Celsius while the maximum temperature that it went through was 50 degree Celsius.
The overall Hexa Crossovers styling was perfected in over 3 different studios across three different Countries. According to Tata Motors they actually have done whatever it takes to make this Crossover perfect.
The Hexa Crossover will be powered by a 2.2 Litre VARICOR 400 diesel engine which is capable of producing about 156 Hp of peak power and an equally impressive 400 Nm of torque. The SUV will be offered with both 4x2 as well as 4x4 configurations. The engine as you already know by now will eb paired to a 6 speed automatic transmission while it will also get a 6 speed manual transmission as standard.
The top end Hexa variants will get plenty of equipements on bo0th its exterior as well interior while on the exterior the Hexa comes equipped with projector headlamps, fog lamps, LED DRLs bigger 18 inch alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. The interior also gets Harman touchscreen infotainment system with JBL speakers, automatic climate control, powered ORVMs, captain seats and many more. For the safety of the passengers inside the Tata Motors Hexa gets Airbags, ABS and EBD as well.
Tata Hexa Trims & Details Out Launch On 18th January 2017
Tata motors already has started the year 2017 with a Bang by launching their pickup Xenon Yoddha now their next product too is also all set for launch as well. That’s right! Tata Motors will also be introducing the Hexa Crossover in India on 18th January 2017 in India, booking for the new vehicle has already commenced officially.
Tata unveiled the Hexa concept for the first time at the Geneva Motor show while the production form was showcased at the 2016 Auto expo last year. The Hexa is much different than the Aria Crossover which is already on sale in the Indian market and actually also promises to be much more capable offroader and gets plenty of new hardwares which will help it in some serious offroading excursions.
The Hexa will be Tata Motors flagship offering for the Indian market and will be priced in between 12 to 18 Lakh rupees which actually makes this new Crossover a direct rival for the Mahindra XUV500 and the Toyota Innova Crysta.