This Is How Bugatti Tested Their Fastest Supercar Chiron In Hot Weather: Video
Most of us are completely unaware about the effort that goes behind an auto manufacturer in perfecting their ultimate supercars which costs a fortune. No, building these cars from scratch isn’t easy. It takes lots of testing and hard work to make everything work perfectly. This hard work includes hours of testing and redoing everything from the beginning if something does not work according to plan. The powerful the cars are the more complex their mechanical are.
Here in this video clip released by Bugatti shows the hot weather testing that the Chiron went through before it was finally launched. There is no denying the fact how popular this supercar has become, not only because it is the successor of the iconic Veyron supercar but also because of the fact this is probably the most powerful production variant car that Bugatti ever produced.
Just to give you an idea, the Chiron powered by an 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine which packs four turbos. This massive engine is capable of producing about 1500 hp of peak power and 1180 lb-ft of torque. Yes! With those numbers you can launch yourself and this car to space. If we talk about acceleration the Chiron will complete the sprint from 0-100 kmh mark in just 2.5 seconds while it can touch speeds of over 420 km/h but, Bugatti electronically restricted the top speed to 420 km/h.
Bugatti has tested their newest Supercar at Death Valley where temperatures go beyond 51.5 degrees or 125 degree Fahrenheit. Bugatti started hot weather testing of their Chiron Supercar during last year summer. The car meets the most stringent quality requirements which included 4.5 weeks of hot weather testing.
Bugatti test drove the vehicle for over 35, 000 kilometers to make it perfect and the result of all that hard work is available at a Bugatti showroom near you for $2.7 million.
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.
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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Lamborghini Urus Gets A Green Signal From Volkswagen
Lamborghini first showcased the Urus SUV at the Beijing Motor Show back in 2012, while we all thought that this concept SUV will never see daylight but Lamborghini actually proved us wrong.
According to the latest reports, the Italian supercar manufacturer will officially build the Urus SUV. Lamborghini is making great efforts to expand their lineup for quite some time now and planning to introduce a new third model to their lineup which will sell along the Huracan and Aventador two door variants. After a lot of effort Lamborghini finally got the positive nod to build the production variant of the Urus SUV from their parent company Volkswagen. The reports also state that the newest SUV will hit the showrooms by the first quarter of 2018.
The Urus Crossover when launched will compete directly with some high-end Crossovers of the World market including the Bentley Bentayga, Jaguar F-Pace, Maseratti Levante to name a few.
However don’t get too surprised on hearing Lamborghini, who are mainly popular for building sportscars trying their hands on a SUV/Crossover. Much before the popular Hummer surfaced on the scene Lamborghini did produced the LM002 which was a sturdy looking SUV powered by the powerful V12 unit.
The upcoming Crossover will be powered by the company’s first Hybrid powertrain. The new hybrid powertrain was already previewed on the Asterion concept, which was showcased in Paris. The SUV will most probably share the same platform which currently underpins the new Audi Q7.
Expect the Urus SUV to be showcased for the first time at the upcoming Shanghai Motor show and later to some selected VIP customers at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata plant.
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..
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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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Audi Launches The 2017 A3 Cabriolet In India
Audi launched the all new A3 Cabriolet in India today; the open top variant of their entry-level sedan priced at INR. 47.98 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the car is sold in the Indian market via the CBU route. Audi introduced the A3 Cabriolet 2 years ago in India and it still remains to be one of the most desirable and affordable premium convertibles of the Country.
The front profile of the Cabriolet like you all can expect has adorned the new face that you all have seen in the facelift A3 sedan. The front profile now gets tweaked LED headlamps which also integrate new LED daytime running lamps which is the signature styling of Audi. The slightly tweaked headlamps are an all LED unit now. Apart from the headlamps the front profile also gets a slightly more pronounced hexagonal grille. The front bumper too looks even sportier and aggressive because of the slightly bigger air vents. While the side profile remains unchanged though the only change that the rear profile of the Cabriolet has received comes in the form of slightly tweaked LED taillamp.
Did You All Watch The New Funny Bajaj Pulsar NS200 TV Commercial: Video
Bajaj Auto launched the 2017 Pulsar NS200 in India recently and the new motorcycle is already available on sale across all Bajaj dealerships. Unfortunately, the new NS200 is launched minus the FI and ABS here in India which is a huge disappointment for many Pulsar fans across the country. The ABS is not even offered as an option like the ones they offer in the Dominar 400 or the Pulsar RS200.
For the Indian market, the updated Pulsar NS200 is offered with the same 199.5 cc, single cylinder engine which delivers around 23 Hp of peak power and 18.3 Nm of torque. The powerful unit, as usual, is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The kerb weight of the motorcycle is 145 kilograms. Apart from the new graphics and colours the only other feature which has been added to the motorcycle is the AHO (Always headlamp on). The motorcycle is offered with three colour options which include Wild Red, Mirage White, and Graphite Black. Surprisingly the same motorcycle is offered with a completely new 194.4 cc, fuel injected unit for the International markets. The new engine produces about 24.5 Ps of peak power and the same 18.3 Nm of torque like the Indian market.
2017 Toyota Etios Liva Duel Tone
Toyota Kirloskar Motors introduced the duel tone Etios Liva in India, the hatchback not only gets a duel tone overall design but also class-leading cabin space and safety features.
Toyota made their presence felt in one of the most competitive segments of the Indian market by launching the Etios Liva hatchback back in 2011 just after a year of the launch of the Etios sedan. Toyota extended their Etios family of hatchbacks by introducing the Etios Cross back in the year 2014. Last year Toyota also introduced the Platinum Etios in Indian market which has helped the auto manufacturer to register an overall growth of 7 percent towards the last quarter of 2016.
Compared to some other hatchback of its segment the Etios Liva failed to impress the crowd despite its feature packed interior, abundant safety feature and fuel-efficient drivetrains. Toyota launched the refreshed Etios and Liva hatchback last year and although these are not exactly new generation cars but mid-life refresh they certainly looked sportier and bolder than the older cars.
Coming to the newly introduced Dueltone variant, the hatchback not only gets some cosmetic updates to its exterior but interior as well. With an option of both petrol and diesel drivetrains on offer the Etios Liva Duel tone surely looks like a compact package.
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Mercedes G-Wagon Gets Exclusive Maybach Treatment: Video
There is no doubt that the Mercedes G-Class stays on top of the list when we talk about big brawny SUV’s. However, that does not actually take away the fact that the G-Class has remained almost unchanged since it entered the market. Off course, the SUV has received some exciting variants like the G63 6x6 but it looks like a Mercedes-Maybach has decided new G-Class will receive a full Maybach treatment before Mercedes introduces the new generation SUV.
Although there have been no official words yet from the luxury car manufacturer about its existence, but a recent Walkaround video of the SUV gave us a full glimpse of the SUV in the flesh. Surprisingly, the SUV was not covered in camouflage and looked like a production ready variant.
The new Maybach product has been badged as the G650 and will definitely be powered by a powerful V12 Motor. The Walkaround video gave us an idea that the SUV has received Maybach badges as well in different places of the SUV, including the C pillar and also towards the rear profile which proves that this is definitely a Myabach product. The partial convertible top gives it the Landaulet nameplate.
Although bigger alloy wheels and wider tires looked dead gorgeous we were unable to get a glimpse of the interior of this SUV. Expect the big SUV to get all the high profile treatment that you expect from a Maybach product. High quality leather seats, focus on the comfort of the rear passenger seat are only few amongst them.
As far as the Drivetrain is concerned expect it to get the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 unit under the hood which churns out about 630 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.
Expect the SUV to be unveiled next month.
2017 Honda City
The City sedan has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and has ruled the segment with its road presence and that impressive IVTEC motor. Then when it was time Honda introduced the diesel motor as well along with a few other updates. Now with the rising competition Honda has actually decided to introduce the facelift variant City sedan after almost three years since it’s got its last update. This is a mid-cycle update that the car will receive before Honda introduces the new generation sedan.
Honda has already unveiled the 2017 City sedan facelift last month in Thailand and it will also make it to the Indian shores on 14th February 2017. Honda has officially confirmed that they will be launching the updated sedan on the above mentioned date. What is even more interesting is that they have teased the soon to be launched sedan on a recently launched teaser video.
Now that we have received official confirmation from Honda about its launch, we have updated the preview article with all the information available at this moment.
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