2017 Ford Figo S
Ford launched the new generation, Figo, back in 2015 which replaced the old Figo in India. Offered with a whole new platform and three drivetrain options which include two petrol and a single diesel engine option. The new generation Figo became a hit amongst the crowd because it offered plenty within the package infact this is the only small hatchback which also provides a total of 6 airbags for the safety of the passengers inside.
According to the recent report, Ford Figo is all set to get a Sports edition which will most probably be termed Figo S. The new S
sports variant will launch later this month, the Figo S will be based on the top end Titanium Plus variant. The Figo S won’t get any mechanical changes though but expect it to feature plenty of cosmetic updates to both its exterior as well as interior.
Update 17.04.2017: - Ford launched the Sportier, Trendier and Fun to Drive Figo Sport in India today. The prices and other details have been updated in this overview
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2017 Volvo S60 Polestar
Volvo surely is taking some big steps for the Indian market; they recently introduced their new products here including the S90, S60 Cross Country and the flagship XC90. Now the latest reports suggest that they will also be adding their performance sub-brand Polestar here as well.
For those who don’t know just like Mercedes has its AMG, BMW has their M lineup Volvo too has their performance brand Polestar which builds performance cars based on their current product list. We always loved Volvo cars for their advanced safety features, sturdy build quality and luxury features. Although nobody preferred the Swedish car maker before, it certainly started getting appreciation now mainly for their modern designs and luxury features and advanced technologies.
Volvo has plans to introduce the Polestar performance brand this April 2017 and the first car which will be launched here will be the S60 Polestar. Although the sedan looks quite ferocious it also has got the subtle touch to it which is its unique point. So without any further due let us get straight to the point.
Update 17.04.2017:- Volvo has launched their performance sedan S60 Polestar in India. The pricing and other details has been updated in this review.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Unveiled At 2017 NYIAS: Video
The Dodge Challenger DRT Demon was not the only wild car showcased at the 2017 New York Auto show this year. Jeep also took covers of the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk which is a wilder variant of the standard Grand Cherokee. Now this car is not only powerful but can also reach a top speed of 180-mph.
Powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, this unit is capable of producing about 707 Hp of peak power. This is the same unit which also powers the Hellcat as well. The FCA engineers surely made some serious amount of effort to swap the whole engine. The V8 is capable of producing about 707 Hp of peak power and 645 lb-ft of torque. Believe it or not but the Trackhawk can sprint from 0-60 mph mark in 3.5 seconds. Furthermore, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk also gets a computer-controlled adaptive suspension system which enhances the overall driving experience. Furthermore, it also gets many different driving modes as well including Track mode which transfers 70 percent of the power output to the rear wheels. The SUV further also gets bigger brakes towards the front wheels. The overall aerodynamics of the SUV has also been improved to make it faster. However, the ride height of the SUV has been lowered to improve the handling dynamics.
To further enhance the track driving experience the Trackhawk also gets a launch control. Although, this is not as wild as the Challenger SRT Demon remember that the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can comfortably sit five occupants inside and can still do its job.
So keeping all that in mind finally we can say that Land Rover Range Sport SVR finally has competition? Do leave your views on what exactly do you think about this beast of an SUV.
Top 5 Cars Showcased At 2017 New York Auto Show
New York Auto show is one of the biggest auto shows of the World, and the 2017 edition is not so different either because it will usher in the latest automotive technologies and trend along with cutting edge design and extraordinary innovation. According to the reports, North America’s biggest Auto show of New will display more than 1000 vehicles this year. The Auto show will be open to the public from April 14th through Sunday, April 23rd.
Below provided is the list of top 5 cars displayed at the 2017 Auto show.
5 Quick Points About The Upcoming Jeep Renegade SUV
According to the recent reports, Jeep is all set to introduce the Compass SUV soon in the Indian market. They already have unveiled their first India made product yesterday infront of the media and also have revealed its specs and other details. Now according to the recent reports by Autocar India Jeep also have plans to introduce their entry level product for the International market in India as well.
Called the Renegade this is the smallest offering from Jeep for some International markets and is actually based on the same platform as the new Compass SUV. The good thing is that the Renegade is smaller in size than the Compass and will be more affordable than the former SUV as well. The car was spotted being tested on the Indian roads couple of times which furthermore strengthens the fact that Jeep might consider launching it here as well.
Below provided are 5 quick points that you should know about Jeep’s upcoming entry level product after the Compass
Jaguar F-Pace Wins The Crown For Best Looking Car At The 2017 World Car Awards
The Jaguar F-Pace has just been crowned the 2017 World Car of the Year at the New York Motor Show. The F-Pace not only won the best car of the year award but at the same time also bagged the accolade for the most beautiful car of the year as well thus scooping the prestigious World Car of Year and World Car Design of the Year titles at the same time.
The F-Pace won the top spot competing with 23 other new cars including the two great finalists including the second generation Q5 and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar said: "The F-PACE is our first ever SUV but it is clearly recognizable as a Jaguar and for it to win the 2017 World Car of the Year trophy vindicates our decision to bring our unique design principles and dynamic qualities to a new sector of the market."
The F-Pace is jaguars first performance SUV from the British car manufacturer which has contributed record sales growth for the brand. The engine options for the SUV includes a 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit, which produces about 132 KW of peak power with CO2 emissions as low as 126g/km* to the high-performance 380PS, supercharged V6 petrol model which can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 5.5 seconds.
Besides the F-Pace the 718 Boxster/Cayman won the World Performance Car 2017 award, while the Toyota Prius Prime won the Green car of the year award. The World Car of the Year and the other awards was chosen by a jury of 75 automobile journalists from 23 countries around the world.
Meet The Fastest Production Car The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Video
Dodge once again proved that Petrol cars could be faster than electric vehicles. All you need to go fast is power; No don’t get me wrong because until now e knew that Tesla Model S P100D is the fastest production car on this planet which can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 2.5 seconds beating many supercars. But Fiat Chrysler-owned car brand Dodge claims that they have just released the fastest production car in the form of the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
That’s right Dodge once again proved that Muscle cars can quickly believe it or not but this Dodge Challenger can sprint from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h mark) in just 2.3 seconds. This beats of a car is powered by 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V-8 motor, which is capable of producing about 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque which also makes this the most powerful Muscle car ever built. The engine is an upgraded version of the ones used in the Hellcat. Dodge has improved the supercharger, pistons, rods, valve train and fuel injection system to generate all that extra power.
This street legal car will be sold in limited numbers. If we talk about performance, the Dodge Demon is the only car which covered Quarter-mile in just 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. The car also holds the record for doing for longest wheelie from a standing start by a production car at 2.92 feet enough to enlist its name in the Guinness World Records. If you are still not happy with that, then this is also the only car which registered the highest g-force (1.8 g) ever recorded at launch in a production car.
Like we already said that the production of this car is limited to just 3,000 vehicles for the United States and about 300 vehicles for Canada.
2017 Jeep Compass
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after a long delay finally made their India debut back in 2016 with two exciting products which included the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee. Both these SUV’s were sold in the Indian market via the CBU route and thus were expensive and well above the reach of many. However, that is all going to change now because Jeep has decided to launch a new SUV which is well within reach of buyers.
Jeep has unveiled the Compass SUV in India today, and the best part is that the compact SUV is made in India product which also means that the new product will also be priced quite aggressively as well. The brands first locally assembled at their Ranjangaon facility in Maharashtra from June onward. The new Jeep Compass replaces the old Compass and Patriot SUV in the International market, and apart from the Indian market, the same SUV is also produced in some other Countries as well. However, the good news is that India will be mother hub for right-hand drive Compass SUV from where it will also be exported to some other right-hand drive markets as well. For all your information the Compass SUV is offered with 17 engine options for different markets of the world.
Now that Jeep Compass is revealed in the Indian market below provided are all the details that you need to know about this new SUV
Massive Sinkhole In Chennai Mount Road Swallows A Bus & A Car: Video
A Honda City sedan and a bus met with an accident in a bizarre incident on Sunday Morning at one of Chennai’s most prominent area Anna Salai. Both these vehicles as you can clearly see in this video trapped in a huge crater that had formed in the area. Fortunately, none of the occupants of the Bus or the Sedan was injured in the accident. As you clearly see in the video that the hole formed on the road is so big that it almost swallowed the entire car while the front of the bus too was completely swallowed by the massive crater.
The reports suggest that the incident took place at the Metro railway constructional site. The particular area has been dug up for to set the metro tunnels and the loose soil has caused the upper portion of the land to sink in. However, the Government officials are investigating the matter and surveying the entire area once again. The traffic, however, was once again back on track the very next day. The reports suggested that the sinkhole is 5 metres wide and 10 metres in length and at a depth of 2metres.
After the incident both the vehicles were removed from the sinkhole with the help of a crane.
Hyundai Updates Eon Hatchback With A New Touchscreen Infotainment System
Hyundai has silently introduced a sports edition of their entry level Eon hatchback. The Eon Sports edition gets some styling updates on its exterior while the big surprise comes in the form of a new touchscreen infotainment system inside the cabin. The prices for the Hyundai Eon Sports edition start at INR. 3.88 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) for the Era plus trim while the Eon Magna Plus trim priced at INR. 4.14 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The changes to the exterior look minimal; this special edition model get a side body moulding which will help protect the side profile from any scratches; the other change comes in the form of new roof rails. On the inside, this trim now gets an entirely new touchscreen infotainment system. The 6.2-inch touchscreen system AV system gets phone link which means the occupants inside can connect their Smartphone and access the navigation system and also play music directly.
The touchscreen system definitely will enhance the convenience and style quotient of the hatchback. The hatchback introduced back in 2011, and this is the first time that Hyundai has included a touchscreen infotainment system. The Eon is the second entry level hatch now after the Renault KWID which offers a touchscreen infotainment system now.
There are no mechanical changes made to this edition, and thus the Eon continues to be powered by the same 0.8-litre iRDE three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 56 PS at 5,500 rpm and 74.53 Nm of torque. The engine paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The more powerful 1.0 Liter unit surprisingly does not get this option. The hatchback offered in base D-Lite, D-Lite+, Era+, Magna+, Sportz+ and Magna+ (O) (O) trim levels. However, the Sports trim is provided with Era+ and Magna+ trim levels only.
The White Polar is the only colour option available with the Hyundai Eon Sports edition.
6 New Cars Launching in The Month Of April-May 2017
We started the year 2017 on a positive note, in the past three months car enthusiasts have seen plenty of new launches from some of the renowned manufacturers. The car sales too have gone up which definitely is also good news for the car manufacturers.
Below provided are the list of cars which will be launching within the next two months in India. We must inform you that there are plenty of exciting cars which are entering the Indian market and we have thus differentiated all these cars according to their price and segment.
2017 Datsun GO+ Anniversary Edition
Datsun has now become a household name in the Indian market and is known to provide some of the well-packaged products at a very low price. To celebrate their three years in the Indian market Datsun has introduced a special edition of their existing product the GO+. Datsun GO+ is the only family car priced under 5 Lakh mark which provides 7 seats for its occupants inside. The Go+ is the second product from Datsun to cater the Indian market.
The GO+ was designed to fulfil the needs of people who wanted a slightly bigger car for to accommodate a family of 7 persons. Datsun hasn’t made any massive changes to the exterior or interior of the GO+ MPV. However, the GO+ MPV is slightly wider and higher than the standard GO hatchback and also has a little longer wheelbase as well than the standard GO hatchback. Talking about this special edition GO+ Anniversary Edition Although the car hasn’t received any changes under the hood it undoubtedly has received plenty of cosmetic updates to keep things fresh and new.
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5 Quick Points About The Soon To Be Launched Ford Figo & Aspire Sport Models
It’s still not official yet, but Ford will be launching a Sportier variant of their existing hatchback Figo and compact sedan Figo Aspire soon in India. This slightly sportier variant of the hatchback and compact sedan will go on sale as a special edition model. The car was recently also spotted at a dealership which clearly showed that the car had received some cosmetic updates to its exterior.
The Figo Sport although won’t receive any mechanical changes under the hood and thus both the Figo hatchback and the Figo Aspire sedan will continue to be offered with three engine options under the hood including two petrol and a diesel mill.
Below provided are 5 quick points that you need to know about the upcoming Ford Figo hatch and Figo Aspire Sports sedan
4 Brave Indian Women 24 Countries 1 Epic Journey!
Dr Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur, flagged off ‘XPD 24-70’ mission to raise funds for the Rotary India Literacy Mission and also to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. The Journey flagged off from Imphal, and four brave women Rotarians have participated in this one epic road trip.
The team of four Adventurous women Meenakshi Aravind (from Coimbatore), Mookambika Rathinam (from Pollachi), Ruckmani V and Priya Rajpal (from Mumbai) picked the Tata Hexa as their weapon of choice to complete the ‘XPD 24-70’ mission.
This epic journey started from Coimbatore India and will end in London, traversing through 8 time zones, 24 Countries and a total of 24, 000 Kms. This drive is being aimed at the longest Literacy Drive. This drive will have events held across several cities across all the 24 Countries to not only promote women literacy but also to support Rotary initiated program T-E-A-C-H.
To complete this Journey, Tata Motors have sponsored an automatic variant of their recently introduced Hexa Crossover along with service and support for their epic voyage. The Tata Hexa comes with a combination of design, comfort and off-road and on-road capabilities. Powered by a 2.2-litre VARICOR 400 diesel engine, which is capable of delivering an impressive 156 Ps of peak power and 400 Nm of torque. The Hexa Crossover also offers four different driving modes as well which include Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road which helps in seamless drive through some tough terrains. For this ultimate thrill seeking journey, the car used here is equipped with accessories like a roof platform, a canopy, luggage bags, high lift jack, shovel, jerry can, a navigation unit and a wireless charger.
5 Insanely Powerful Cars That You Can Buy In India But Cannot Use It Daily
When money isn’t a matter of concern for someone then they surely can take extraordinary steps which other only dreams of. Indian car market has evolved a lot since past and now we have almost all the renowned car brands doing business in India. When we normally do think about cars we think of either a budget hatchbacks or sedans but some rich and famous only settle for something exotic and rare. I mean if you have the money to spend then why not get something extravagant for yourself right?
But if we think carefully is it really worth spending a huge chunk of money on this exotic fast sports car which is meant to be driven fast. Do we really have good roads in India where we can actually test the full potential of this expensive sports car except the tracks and track day that the Car brands organise especially for their customers?
So below provided are the list of 5 insanely powerful cars which are available for sale in the Indian market but we are pretty sure you cannot use them daily.
Jeep Compass Launching Soon Previewed: Video
Jeep has previewed their Indian spec Compass SUV in a new official video. Jeep has plans to debut the Compass SUV in India this month only. The SUV already stated its manufacturing process at Tata Motors-Fiat joint venture’s plant in Ranjangaon near Pune. The Compass will also be the manufacturer’s first product which is locally made in the Country, and as a result, they were able to achieve 80 percent localisation here which apparently will also affect its pricing as well. Expect the prices of this new SUV to begin from under 20 Lakhs ex-showroom.
The new Compass SUV is supposed to get both petrol and diesel options under its hood. While the petrol variant will get the 1.4 FIRE MultiAir 2 unit, the diesel variant, on the other hand, will get the 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel turbocharged unit. While the Indian spec Compass gets only two engine options, the International spec gets a total of five engine options. The Compass SUV is available internationally with three trim levels which include Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk However India will miss the top end trim on offer.
The Jeep Compass SUV borrows its styling cues from the premium Grand Cherokee SUV. The exterior will get projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, big 19-inch alloy wheels on its side profile and LED taillamps. Inside the cabin expect some premium features like the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, premium sound system and also a LED instrument cluster as well.
2017 Hyundai Creta
Hyundai has launched the updated 2017 Creta SUV in India. The updated Creta SUV now gets cosmetic as well equipment upgrade to it. Apart from getting exterior as well as interior update, Hyundai who also happens to India’s second largest car manufacturer has decided to add an exclusive diesel trim in the form of a new Executive variant ‘E+ trim while there is one more trim in the form of SX+ which gets dual tone trim to it.
Unfortunately, Hyundai has decided not to make any changes under the hood and thus this popular SUV still offered with 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol, 1.6 Litre CRDi VGT diesel unit and 1.4L CRDI U2 diesel engine options.
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2017 Hyundai Elite i20
Hyundai has updated their premium hatchback offering the i20 for the Indian market. There is no doubt that the Elite i20 hatchback attracted a lot of attention when it was launched but the sales figures dipped south when Maruti introduced the Baleno in India because it offered the better package at that price point. But Hyundai is unwilling to leave the competition yet and thus decided to updated their current premium hatchback.
Although the changes are subtle both inside and outside the additional equipment now added to the hatchback surely has made the current hatchback a better value for money product for certain. So without any further due let’s get straight to the point, shall we?
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2017 Audi A3 Facelift Vs Mercedes-Benz CLA
Audi has launched the 2017 A3 facelift in India today. The facelift 2017 year model is available in both petrol and diesel drivetrains. The 2017 Audi A3 is available in two grades which include Premium Plus and Technology. The prices for this entry level compact sedan from Audi starts at 30.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the 1.4-litre petrol model, while the 2.0 Litre diesel variant prices start at INR. 32.3 Lakhs.
The Audi A3 has received subtle cosmetic updates to its exterior and interior, however, the significant change comes in the form of a new downsized petrol drivetrain which promises the same amount of fun but returns an impressive overall fuel efficiency. The diesel variant, on the other hand, continues with the 2.0 Litre unit from the pre-facelift car. The Audi A3 locks horns directly with the Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift which was launched here last year November and that sedan too has received some subtle updates as well.
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5 Quick Points About The Recently Launched Special Edition Mercedes S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’
India’s biggest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes has launched a special edition S-Class called the S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’. The luxury sedan is their flagship offering which further enhances the luxury quotient of the car to a new height. The best thing is that this new special edition S-Class is available in both diesel and petrol drivetrains. S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ is the German Automakers 4th launch of the year 2017 and will definitely attract the attention of those customers who prefers to be driven around the City on the backseat of their car.
We have picked out five quick points that you need to know about this newly launched special edition Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
5 Of The Most Powerful Budget Hatchbacks You Can Buy Under 10 Lakh
Hatchbacks were never meant to be powerful they were made to carry a 4 or 5 person from one place to another without much of hustle in bumper to bumper City traffic where space is limited. They are also meant to be fuel efficient and economical at the same time. However, in recent years the idea of hatchback seems to be changing people have now moved on from their humble Maruti 800 and budget hatchback concept and eager to embrace something new. As a result of all that we have seen plenty of new small cars with powerful engines under the hood recently.
Below provided is the list of 5 of the most powerful budget hatchbacks available in the Indian market.
2017 Mahindra Scorpio Adventure
Mahindra has recently introduced the Scorpio Adventure edition. The SUV is a limited edition model which has gone on sale and is actually slightly pricier than the standard top end trim. Mahindra did introduce the Scorpio Adventure edition last year as well, and it came with few cosmetic updates to its exterior and interior but unfortunately has not received any mechanical changes under the hood.
The newly introduced 2017 Scorpio Adventure edition gets the same kind of cosmetic treatment as well but has it received anything new apart from that? For that, you have to go through this overview article.
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Nissan GT-R Scares This Lady Trying To Cross The Street: Video
How can we recognise a supercar fly past us on the streets? Off course by their loud exhaust note. Here in this video, you can actually watch a Nissan GT-R scares a lady while she was trying to cross the road. This scene is from Monaco where some supercar is seen doing some test runs. The Nissan GT-R that you actually watch in this video has been fitted with HKS exhaust system.
According to the description in the video, the Nissan GT-R which scares the lady as she did not listen to the Police and tried to cross the road was tuned by MONSTAKA..Offcourse this video is not linked to India in any way but off course the car that we are talking about here is definitely available in India in i8ts stock form.
The Nissan GT-R which was launched here last year is powered by 3.8 litres 24 valve twin turbocharged DOHC V6 engine which produces about 570 ps peak power at 6800 rpm and around 637 Nm of peak torque in between 3300 – 5800 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters which send all that power directly to the 4 wheels via the all-wheel drive system. The first Indian customer of a Nissan GT-R all Black edition is none other than our Bollywood actor John Abraham.
5 Budget Hatchbacks With Best On Board Safety Features
Safety has always been one of the top priorities of Indian customers recently keeping in mind the fact that Indian roads are perhaps the most treacherous roads of the world. Now, this is not exactly a new topic because many of the Indian automotive websites already has covered the subject in the past including us (Read our top 5 budget safe cars in India here). But time has changed, and now Indian automakers along with the Indian Government are trying hard to make the Indian roads as well as the cars safe.
Now almost all the Indian Auto manufacturers provide airbags for the safety of the front passengers while some other high-tech safety equipment like ABS, EBD, and ESC are now gradually being included in some of the budget cars of India as well. So below provided are the list of 5 budget cars which gets almost all the safety features on board which makes them some of the safest cars available in the Indian market today.
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4 Performance Cars That You Can Expect From Tata Motors After The Tie Up With Jayem Automotives
Tata Motors recently announced their tie-up with Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives to build performance-oriented vehicles recently. Like we already reported earlier this partnership would fully concentrate on performance oriented cars based on Tata Motors current product lineup. For all your information these cars will be developed under JT special vehicles PVT limited. So before we head into anything else let us first inform you all that Jayem Automotives is an independent Automotive R & D Company who designs, tests and manufacture a broad range of automotive components. Now, this type of collaboration is quite common amongst Auto manufacturers while some build their own units like Mercedes-AMG GMBH popularly known as Mercedes-AMG who hires independent engineers and manufacturers to customize Mercedes own product lineup. After Mercedes Jaguar too started operating their own special operational vehicles division which too develops performance oriented cars based on their current product. Then there is Fiat and Abarth.
While the names mentioned above are some of the high-ends luxury carmakers Tata Motors, on the other hand, will focus on performance-oriented cars which will be affordable and well within reach of average Indian buyers. Tata Motors and Jayem Automotives will build a workshop which will also have a design, assembly and testing facilities all under one roof. Now the reports suggest that this new collaboration will atleast be developing three cars soon and below provided are the three expected Tata Cars which will be prepared under this new 50:50 joint venture.
Drag Race Video: Tamo RACEMO vs Toyota GT86
Tata Motors unveiled the ‘TAMO RACEMO’ at the 2017 Geneva Motors and this also happens to be India’s first globally developed ‘phygital’ car, which was used in the Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 game. The Game actually gives an opportunity to the gamer to experience and drive the Tamo Racemo in virtual world. The gamers actually can drive the car before the Racemo is actually launched in the market.
Now here in this video you can actually watch the Tamo Racemo in action as it competes against the Toyota GT86. Now both these cars are entry level 2 door sportscars, while the Racemo is powered by the 1.2 Litre turbocharged 3 cylinder unit which put out about 188 Hp of peak power. The Toyota GT86 on the other hand uses a 2.0 Litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder unit which produces about 197 Bhp of peak power from the front positioned unit.
In this video you can clearly watch that the Racemo accelerates from standstill way quicker than that of the Toyota GT86. But the GT86 managed to overtake the Tamo Racemo towards the end of the race. This proves that while the initial acceleration of the Tamo Racemo was quicker than that of the GT86 the additional power and better top speed helped the Toyota to beat the Racemo at a later stage of the race and win the drag race.
However, do not get disappointed because the Virtual performance and the rear world performance might be a lot different in real life.
Tata Motors Collaborates With Jayem Automotives To Develop Performance Cars
Announcing this JV, Guenter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Motors, said, “We are delighted to partner with Jayem, a brand known for its capabilities in concept creation and prototyping of special performance vehicles. This partnership is a step towards creating long-term relationships as a part of our transformation journey and to bring more exciting performance variants to our product range"
Commenting on this partnership, J Anand, Managing Director, Jayem Automotives Pvt Ltd, said, “We are excited about our joint venture with Tata Motors and to be a part of their transformation journey. We aim to bring World Class Performance Products to market in a short time, and to fulfill expectations of passionate customers in the niche segment of sportier cars.”
Although the company has not revealed anything on exactly when they are planning to bring these products to our Indian market, however, expect the first car from these new tie up venture to enter the Indian market towards the end of this year or early next year. Currently, the possibilities of these cars are being explored at the Coimbatore plant where JT Special Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. will develop a range of performance vehicles in a processed manner.
Best Of 5 Series: 5 Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Hatchbacks (Part III)
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.
Maruti Indeed Planning To Sell Ciaz Through Their Nexa Dealerships
So the rumours are indeed turning out to be true. A couple of weeks ago we came to know that Maruti now has plans to sell the Ciaz sedan via their premium dealerships. Maruti launched the Ciaz back in 2014, and since then it has been sold via the regular Maruti dealerships. But recently they have decided to sell their flagship Ciaz sedan via their more premium Nexa dealerships.
What even makes the point obvious is also the fact that the Maruti has released a teaser image as well which also indicates towards that obvious switch. The Ciaz sedan was also cught using Nexa liked badges towards the rear profile while the Ciaz logo positioned towards the right side of the boot lid. The car which was caught carrying the Nexa like stickers also had the variant badges removed from the sedan. According to the recently leaked reports, the Ciaz sedan will be sold in five trim levels including the four regular NEXA variants i.e. Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha, and an entirely new S (Sport) variant sold as a top end trim.
The car hasn’t received any mechanical changes though and thus will continue with the same 1.4-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines. Both these engines are paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox while there is also be an optional 4-speed AT transmission available as well.
Tata Tigor Vs Rivals
Tata launched their compact sedan the Tigor yesterday in India, and surprisingly the car not only looks good but also is priced quite competitively as well. But does it have everything to compete with some of its already established rivals who have been ruling the Compact sedan of India for quite some time now Well, let’s find out?
The Tata Tigor is the compact sedan variant based on their popular Tiago hatchback and like you all already know it was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo as a concept. But now that it’s finally launched here we can surely provide you all with the facts and figures. But before we just go into anything else let us inform you that the car uses the same but slightly modified XO platform which also underpins the Tiago hatchback. As far as the drivetrains are concerned the compact sedan shares the same petrol and diesel units with the Tiago hatchback. So before we dig deep into the facts let us also inform you that the TIgor hasn’t received any option of an AMT yet and thus both the powertrains are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Tigor competes directly with the Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki DSWift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo Aspire and the Volkswagen Ameo So without any further due let us get straight into the spec comparison of the Tigor vs. its rivals.
Best of 5 Series: 5 Budget Cars Equipped With Touchscreen Infotainment System (Part II)
Yesterday, we started our best of 5 series article list, and we also have informed that we will try to bring you five different interesting topics related to car’s each day for the next five days. (You can read our first topic of the best of 5 series by clicking the link here) Today we have decided to inform you about five budget cars which feature a touchscreen infotainment system.
The ‘Touchscreen infotainment system’ is the latest luxury gadget that the auto manufacturers fit in their cars. Although, there are not plenty of cars which get this feature but still Auto manufacturers know that people love operating touchscreen provided infotainment system in their cars.
The modern touchscreen infotainment system which replaces the standard car stereos mostly combines music players, reverse cameras, car data and navigation. Now the touchscreen featured in some budget cars might not have highly responsive touch sensitive screens like the ones fitted in some premium cars and thus takes some time and patience to operate. As a result of that, the driver might even have to take their eyes off the road to operate these systems and put their fingers in the right place on the screen to work it. Although it may not be safe still people loves this new feature because it adds the premium feel inside the cabin.
So, now that we explained all the positive and negative bits of a touchscreen infotainment system let us now get straight to the point.
2017 Tata Tigor
Tata Motors have revamped their image for the Indian Automobile market; they already created a lot of hype with their hatchback offering Tiago. If you all remember alongside the Tiago hatchback, Tata had also showcased a Tiago based compact sedan back at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo as well. There was no doubt that both the Tiago hatchback and the compact sedan based on the hatchback grabbed people’s attention at the Auto show. The sub-4 meter car was codenamed Kite5 while later it was officially renamed as ‘Tigor’.
There is no denying the fact that Tata Motors started the trend of compact sedans in the Indian market with their product the Indigo ecs but later the segment was overtaken by its rivals. Tata Motors was determined to get their hold back once again here, and as a result of all that, they have launched some modern generation products with refined styling and improved overall interior and exterior. Their new generation products certainly worked for the Indian market, and after almost a year of launch, the Tiago hatch still sells like hot cakes.
Tata Motors used the same strategy and introduced the Tigor compact sedan as well based on the same hatchback platform. But Tata called it Styleback because it did not have the typical styling of a small car. As a matter of fact, the Tigor is the unique looking car of its segment. Look at this car which falls under budget compact sedans category, but it still has the appeal of a premium offering which will impress many.
Yes, the Tigor shares the same drivetrain with the Tiago hatchback gets the same face with few tweaks, but the similarities end there.
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Best Of 5 Series: 5 Budget Cars Worth Giving A Second Look (Part I)
Budget cars always fascinated Indian customers and although we have plenty of new manufacturers stepping into India’s competitive car market, they have atleast one product well within the budget of ordinary people. Now as times have changed Indian customers have become more conscious about their cars and how they look. Most of the budget car conscious customers want a car which not only is featured pack, fuel efficient or easy to maintain but, what they also look for now is that the cars should look equally premium and stylish as well.
So now the Auto manufacturer have to face an extra task of making their products look premium as well which can be a tough job sometimes when you have budget and cost cutting at the back of your mind. However, some auto manufacturers surely have succeeded well in making their products look good and different from the rest of the rivals out there.
We here at top speed have decided to create a best of 5 series, where we will bring some exclusive contents and stories under this category. So without any further due let us dive straight into the 5 best looking budget cars of India.
7 Quick Facts About The Tata Tigor Compact Sedan Launching Tomorrow
Tata was the first manufacturer in India to launch a sub-4 meter compact sedan. The first compact sedan to hit the Indian market came in the form of the Indigo ecs. Currently, Tata already has another car in this segment as well in the form of Zest which based on their Bolt hatchback. The Tigor will be their second offering in this segment for the Indian auto manufacturer.
Quite honestly what did you all expect when you came to know that Tata is launching another compact sedan? Honestly we though it will be some boring and annoying styled car. But when Tata actually revealed the Tigor right in front of our eyes recently we all got super excited. No wonder Tata Motors won many hearts when they unveiled the production variant of the Tigor at the 2017 Geneva Motor show and later showcased it at a media event in India.
Now that we all know that the compact sedan will be launching tomorrow in India here are some quick facts about this soon to be launched car which is also expected to be the cheapest offering of its segment.
2017 Nissan Terrano
Nissan has launched the facelift Terrano in India today. The updated SUV gets minimal changes to the exterior while inside is where one will find the maximum number of changes. The Terrano was launched in India back in 2013 and based on the same platform which Renault uses to underpin their Duster SUV as well. The updated Terrano get 22 brand new features which have been provided to strengthen the SUV’s smarter and bolder appeal to customers.
Nissan says that the SUV will compliment the lifestyle of today’s Indian customers. The updated Terrano although does not get any mechanical upgrades to its engine. It still continues with the same 1.6-litre petrol and the 1.5 Litre diesel unit. Transmission option for the facelift car includes a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and a six speed automated manual which is made available only with the more potent diesel variant.
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Honda Launched the New WR-V In West Bengal, Everything You Need To Know About The Crosshatch
Honda Cars India Limited has launched the all new WR-V in West Bengal. The WR-V is a new sports lifestyle vehicle which underpins the same Jazz platform. The WR-V also happens to be the first model which is developed by Honda R&D India along with Honda R&D Japan. The R&D i9n India has worked particularly on the design and engineering concept suitable for the right-hand drive and India based powerplants.
MR Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO Honda Cars India LTD, said at the launch event that India is one of the fast evolving markets of the world and here they have strong demands for the compact vehicles which are stylish,.comfortable and also gets premium features. He also included that the WR-V would provide everything that one looks for when they take the vehicle out for recreational usage and comfortable driving for daily use within the city.
The WR-V is developed under the concept of "Refresh For Urban India". This concept focuses on three things which include Urban Active lifestyle, smart compact exterior and pleasurable high-quality interiors. The WR-V Crosshatch is made available in two exclusive trims only the VX and the S trims. The new Crosshatch shares the same drivetrains with the Jazz hatchback. The petrol variant6 gets the 1.2 Litre SOHC i-VTEC motor which produces about 90 Ps of peak power at 6000 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 4, 800 rpm. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets the tried and tested 1.5 Litre DOHC i-DTEC motor which churns out about 100 Ps of peak power at 3, 600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. The petrol variant gets the 5-speed manual a 6-speed manual paired to the diesel trim. Honda claims that they have tweaked the gearbox to extract more performance from the petrol variant.
Prices for the Honda WR-V S MT Petrol starts at INR. 8, 04, 500 while the diesel S MT trim priced at INR 9, 11, 400. The top end VX MT Petrol priced at
INR 9, 31, 900 while the top of the line diesel VX trim priced at INR 10, 35, 600.
All the above are ex-showroom based prices Kolkata.
Aston Martin Valkyrie Is The New Hypercar Which Can Talk With The Wind: Video
Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies are developing a revolutionary Hypercar which was formerly codenamed as AM-RB 001, now officially being called Aston Martin Valkyrie.
The name starts with the letter ‘V’ which is actually Aston Martins tradition of naming their cars which began back in 1951 when they named their car Vantage. The Vantage name was given to their high-performance variant of their standard production car DB2 back then. The Vantage back in 1952 produced an impressive 125 Bhp of peak power while the standard variant produced around 102 Bhp. The Vantage sticker was also first used on the side of the DB5.
Now after almost 7 decades of the first use of the Vantage nameplate Aston Martin Valkyrie propels this uniquely distinctive and lyrical family of model names to the next level. The Valkyrie is the ultimate Aston Martin. The name of the car has been inspired by the ancient mythology but it is equipped with all the modern technologies of the world.
Although no details of the Hypercar is available at this moment but it will have the performance which will be on par with some other LMP1 cars. While the reports also state that Aston Martin could also make a street legal variant of this Hypercar as well in the near future which will also be their flagship offering. The Valkyrie will most probably use the 6.5 Litre V12 unit along with an electric motor. Thus it will actually be powered by a hybrid motor.
We will definitely inform you with more details of this Hypercar as soon as something comes up. So till then enjoy the teaser image and video of this new upcoming beast.
Bollywood Actor Boman Irani Adds A New Jaguar XF To His Garage
Only recently we informed you that Jaguar started manufacturing the locally made XF for the Indian market at their Pune plant. Now, we came to know that of the famous Bollywood Actor, Boman Irani who is well known for some of his unique roles in movies like 3 Idiots and PK gifted himself a brand new XF sedan. The car keys were handed to him by none other than Mr Rohit Suri, Managing Director & President, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd.
The all new locally manufactured XF is one of the most popular cars of the Jaguar lineup since its introduction in 2009. The new sedan is all about performance, technology combined with an entirely new blend of design. The new XF takes its design inspiration from their flagship sportscar F-Type. The car also gets an updated interior as well which now features an InControl Touch Pro system with the all-new 25.9 cm (10.2) touchscreen infotainment system and a Meridian Sound System.
The new XF is made available with a 2.0 Litre petrol unit and a 2.0 Litre Ingenium diesel unit. The diesel unit is capable of producing about 132 KW of peak power at 4000 rpm and 430 Nm of peak torque in between 1 750-2 500. The 2.0 Litre petrol unit, on the other hand, churns out about 177 KW of peak power at 5500 rpm and 340 Nm of torque in between 1 750-2 000 rpm. Both the engines paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. While the petrol unit promises to return around 13.12 km to a litre the diesel unit, on the other hand, returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.33 km to a litre.
Police Van Hits Motorcyclist & Then Escapes From The Scene: Video
In a bizarre accident which took place in Noida, a Police van hits two motorcyclists and then fled away from the accident scene. Luckily the entire incident was captured by CCTV camera. The accident took place in Sector 11, Noida at 11 around AM on Sunday morning.
As you can watch in this CCTV footage, two motorcyclists on a Royal Enfield Thunderbird were trying to cross the road when the speeding PCR van carrying a constable and a driver appointed by the Noida law body rear-ended the Thunderbird motorcycle. Both the rider and the pillion were thrown up in the air because of the impact before hitting the ground. After hitting the motorcyclist the PCR van stopped for a few seconds as it is quite clear in the CCTV footage before fleeing away from the spot.
After the accident took place surprisingly the PCR van escaped from the spot instead of saving the accident victims and taking them to the Hospital. The local residents gathered at the spot and then rushed both the victims to the nearby hospital. The reports say that both the motorcycle riders are in seriously injured and are still not out of danger. Both the riders have broken legs and also suffered several other injuries to other parts of their body as well.
However, this is not the first time where an accident victim was not saved by the onlookers. There were many instances where the accident victim died on the spot because they were not taken to a hospital in time where their life could have been saved. But Indian Government has quite clearly passed a law which does not prevent any onlookers to rush an accident victim to the Hospital. The person won’t have to answer anyone about why he brought the victims to the Hospital.
2017 Maruti Alto K10 Plus
Maruti Suzuki has launched a special edition Alto K10 in India today called the K10 plus. This special edition hatchback gets plenty of new features which are missing in the standard variant.
Maruti introduced the K10 which is the premium variant of their entry level Alto 800 hatchback. The Alto K10 powered by a slightly more powerful 1.0 Litre petrol unit, and it also gets an AMT Transmission as well. The K10 competes directly with the Alto KWID 1.0 Litre unit and the Hyundai Eon 1.0 Litre in the Indian market.
This special edition Alto K10 Plus is only offered in the VXi trim and gets a total of ten new features.
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Confirmed! Maruti To Sell Ciaz Sedan Through The Nexa Dealerships
Maruti launched the Ciaz sedan back in 2014 after the Ciaz concept was showcased at the Auto Expo the same year. The mid-size sedan quickly became popular amongst the crowd and also earned the crown of being called a worthy competitor to the popular Honda City. Until now Maruti used to sell the Ciaz through their standard Maruti Suzuki dealerships along with their other products, but there were constant rumours that Maruti will perhaps start selling the Ciaz via their Nexa dealerships when they first inaugurated the dealership in India last year.
Currently, Maruti sells a total of 4 cars via their premium dealership Nexa, which includes the SX4 S-Cross, Baleno, Baleno RS and the Ignis Crossover. We have already reported earlier that Maruti perhaps has plans to sell the Ciaz sedan via their Nexa dealerships with a Nexa kind of badge spotted towards the rear profile of the Ciaz sedan.
Now according to the recent reports, it’s been confirmed that Maruti Suzuki’s flagship sedan offering for the Indian market will be sold through the Nexa dealerships soon. It will also be available in 5 trim levels. While the four trim levels include Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha variants. There will be an additional new trim which will be offered as well in the form of a new S (Sport).
Jeep To Introduce Their Entry Level Compass SUV In India This April
Jeep is all set to unveil the Indian spec Compass SUV on 12th April 2017. The Compass will be India’s first Jeep vehicle to manufacture in India at the Fiat’s facility in Ranjangaon. However, Jeep will only showcase the SUV on 12th April whereas the launch is still far away. For the International model, the new Compass will replace the existing outgoing Compass and Patriot SUVs while this new SUV will also be a major product for the Indian market as well.
The Jeep Compass SUV positioned in between the entry level Renegade and Cherokee SUV in the automaker lineup. Although the Compass SUV was spotted testing a couple of times in India the engine details are not out yet, but it will most probably get the Multijet 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine which is expected to churn out about 170hp of peak power and 350Nm of torque. The engine paired to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The Petrol variant of the Compass, on the other hand, will get the 1.4-litre Multiair engine which is expected to produce around 140 Hp of peak power. The Transmission options will include a 9-speed automatic, while a manual gearbox is also likely to be offered as well. The new Compass SUV will stay true to its SUV offroading genes and thus expect the top end variants will get the 4X4 system along with a low ratio and a traction management system for various terrains like sand, mud, rocks, etc.
Undisguised New-Gen Maruti Swift Dzire Spotted As Production Starts
The new generation Maruti Swift Dzire has been spied once again but this time without camouflage. The new compact sedan will be launching soon in the Indian market and according to the latest reports has already entered production at Maruti’s Manesar plant.
Expect the launch to take place in around the month of May here in India the new generation sub-4Meter sedan will be a lot different than its predecessor. There are also rumours that Maruti will even drop the Swift badge from the sedan and will only call it Dzire.
There is no doubt in the fact that the Swift Dzire is one of the best-selling compact sedans of the Indian market. The new generation sedan is based on an entirely new platform which also supports the Baleno hatchback as well. This lightweight platform will help the Swift Dzire in the fuel efficiency department. If we talk about styling, then the next generation will take all its design cues from the new Swift.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante Launching In India This April
There is no denying the fact that Lamborghini now takes the Indian market very seriously, they are on a launching spree and already introduced almost all their products in the Indian market. The recent rumours are that they are even planning to bring the more powerful and wild Huracan variant in India as well.
The Huracan Performante unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor show where it attracted lots of attention because this happens to be the wildest Lamborghini till date. Not only does this Lamborghini gets many race specs accessories but also is powered by the most powerful V10 engine that Lamborghini ever built.
There is no doubt that the Huracan Performante designed for sheer performance and it was even able to set a new Nurburgring Lap time of 6:52:01. Although it still is powered by the same 5.2-litre V10 engine which powers the standard Huracan this engine has been tweaked to produce an impressive 630 bhp of peak power and peak torque of 600 Nm. The engine still paired to the same 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The Huracan Performante gets few upgrades which come in the form of new titanium valves, revised intake and lighter exhaust system.
Audi A3 Facelift Will Launch In India On 6th April 2017
Some of the reports on the internet suggest that Audi will be launching their entry level compact sedan on 6th April 2017. The A3 will be the German premium auto manufacturers third launch after the A3 Cabriolet and the A4 diesel variant for the Indian market; they have planned 10 new products for the Indian market for the year 2017.
The 2017 model A3 gets few cosmetic updates both on the exterior as well interior but the most interesting part though is that it gets a new petrol engine under the hood as well.
Visually the cosmetic updated made to the facelift sedan includes a slightly larger hexagonal shaped grille and also new LED headlamps as an option, the standard version, on the other hand, gets Bi-xenon lights. The headlight unit also integrated LED daytime running lamps as well which looks a lot sharper. Besides the new grille and the headlights, the A3 facelift also gets a redesigned front grille as well which gets bigger air vents. The side profile, however, remains identical to the pre-facelift variant however the updated sedan does get new 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear profile just like the front gets a revised bumper and tweaked and revised taillamps.
Just like the exterior the interior too has been changed as well. The dashboard remains unchanged and gets the same multimedia screen that pops out from inside. Now the Audi A3 also features a wireless mobile charger. Unlike the other International models, the A3 facelift also misses out the Virtual cockpit but instead gets the analogue instrument console.
2017 Force Gurkha
Force Motors has introduced the updated 2017 Gurkha in India. The new Gurkha has been confronted to meet the BSIV emission norms and is now available with both three and five doors body configuration. The updated SUV is provided with two body variants called Xplorer and Xpedition. The updated Gurkha is not exactly a new generation offering and thus gets minor tweaks to the exterior and interior styling along with the drivetrain.
There is no doubt that the Gurkha has achieved a lot and proved its toughness and durability since its introduction back in 2008. A true contender to the Mahindra Thar Force Motors has tried to retain the offroading genes even in this updated version and made it even more comfortable and upmarket.
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Tata Starts Taking Pre-Bookings For Tigor Styleback Launch On 29th March
Tata Motors today commenced the pre-Bookings for their soon to be launched Tigor Styleback from today onward. The Tigor is the production variant of the Kite5 sedan which was showcased at the 2016 Auto expo and will be launching in the Indian market on 29th March 2017. The bookings for the upcoming compact sedan like we said has already commenced across all the dealerships in India with booking amounts of INR, 5000.
There is no doubt in the fact that the Tigor brings a fresh new air of break freestyling to its segment. The the new styling and design approach is meant to the new and fast generations of the Country according to Tata Motors.
Coming to the car, in particular, the Tigor is the third car from the Tata Motors lineup which embodies IMPACT design philosophy. The Tigor definitely is one of the most stylish car from Tata that will be plying the Indian roads soon. The Coupe like styling an impressive boot space of 419 Litres at the rear, 5-speed opening doors for easy access, a hexagonal detailing on the front grilles are some of its exterior highlights. While the LED elements at the taillamps and chrome bar running in between the rear taillamps are some of the premium elements that is worth praising. Inside things are equally interesting as well compared to the hatchback Tiago the compact sedan has an extended wheelbase by 50 mm which has also helped significantly in improving the rear leg room as well. The compact, besides getting a redesigned seats also gets a touchscreen infotainment system as well.
Audi Confirms Q4 SUV Launch in 2019
We all expected Audi to launch the Q4 SUV by the year 2017, but the launch delayed due to the now infamous Diesel Gate emission scandal. However, Audi is all set to bounce back and has plans not only to rejuvenate their current product lineup but also introduce three battery-electric models by the year 2020 and to electrify new model series after that. To make their plans, successful Audi has already trained 6000 of their employees to work on these electric drivetrains for over the last three years.
Apart from introducing electric vehicles, Audi will also be introducing self-driving cars as well on the road which will be taken care by their newly founded subsidiary, Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH in Munich.
The new models which are lined up and almost ready to launch are their most prestigious flagship A8 sedan alongside the new generation Q5 and A5. In the year 2018, Audi also has plans to launch the second generation A7 as well alongside the Q8 SUV.
However, one particular SUV which will also grace Audi’s new lineup is the Q4 Sporty Compact Utility vehicle.
India’s Richest Businessman Mukesh Amabani’s Sons Adds Two Exclusive & Expensive Cars To Their Collection Spotted!
We do watch different Hollywood celebrities add many exciting cars to their garage every month, but our Indian stars are not far behind as well, especially when we are taking into consideration the two sons of India’s richest Businessman Mr. Mukesh Ambani.
Anant and Akash are well-known personalities in their field of work and love to spend money sensibly. Akash is the elder son of Mr. Mukesh Amabani and is chief of strategy of Jio, a 4G service provides. He may be young, but there is no denying the fact that Akash has an excellent choice when it comes to his love for cars. Recently this young Businessman was spotted at a Bollywood movie success party astride his INR 3.85 crores worth Bentley Bentayga SUV.
Akash is currently the owner of India’s most expensive SUV on sale in India. The Bentayga also is the most fastest and powerful SUV from Bentley on offer. Akash preferred to choose the British Racing Green shade out of 12 other green shades on offer with the SUV, but his SUV also gets carbon fibre on the ORVM’s as well. The Bentayga also features an optional Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon watch accessory which is worth INR 1.95 crore. Under the hood, this expensive and luxurious SUV gets a 6.0-litre W12 engine which produces around 600 bhp of peak power and 900 Nm torque. The SUV is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 4.1 seconds.
Jaguar I-PACE Electric Car Concept Take On The Streets Of London
The Jaguar I-Pace Concept attracted a lot of eyeballs at the 2017 Geneva Motor show. This is one car which has redefined our era of automotive engineering; it is the only car which has supercar inspired aesthetics, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package.
Now after the unveiling, the British Luxury car maker has added another feather to their crown by driving this concept car on the streets of London. The I-Pace is a very unique car to be put outside in the real world.
The I-Pace concept according to Jaguar represents the next generation of battery electric vehicles. Ian Callum who is the director of the design team, Jaguar and has many accolades to his name said that for him the future of motoring has arrived. If you are amongst those persons who keeps themselves updated with the latest news and information’s of the automotive world will surely know that the Automakers are now shifting towards more environment-friendly cars.
The I-Pace is an electric car which has a range of 500 Kilometres (NEDC cycle) from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging the car is also quick with 80 percent charge can be completed in just 90 minutes using 50kW DC charging.
The I-Pace is powered by compact electric lightweight motors which together can combine a total power output of 400PS and 700Nm of torque. It has also had the benefits of an all-weather drive with the help of an all-wheel drive system. If we talk about performance, the i-Pace can accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 4 seconds.
Jaguar promises that the I-Pace will be able to deliver the agility, ride comfort and refinement which will set it apart from the other electric cars available in the market right now. It will also be a true blue Jaguar and a real drivers’ car they added.
List of Cars Best Suited For Hardcore Travellers
In recent years, the words like ‘travel’ and ‘roadtrips’ have become much more synonymous than ever before. The new generation of Indians is now much open to the idea of travelling, and that too on four wheels by enrolling the concept of drive and reach, to make their journeys much more memorable. Thankfully, the cut-throat competition among all the manufacturers has resulted into some cars which make perfect sense and match with the idea of road trips. For falling under this category of vehicles, the primary requirements of a car are the spacious and well-thought cabin, powertrain options punchy enough to breathe comfortably for long miles and a ride quality which is plush sufficiently to keep the people inside the cabin as free of fatigue as possible.
In this feature story, we are pointing and throwing some light on all such cars made for mass market buyers which fulfil all the requirements mentioned above to call themselves the best cars with which you can write new travel stories and memories. Following is a category-wise list of all such cars which are best suited for travel lovers, which ranges from an entry-level mini hatchback and going all the way up to a full-fledged SUV.
India Spec Tata Tigor Styleback Fully Revealed Before Its Launch With Complete Details
Tata Motors today commenced the media drive for their soon to be launched compact sedan Tigor. The Tigor is the sedan variant based on their popular Tiago hatchback, and it will be launched in India officially on 29th March.
The Tigor is production variant of the Kite5 concept car which was showcased at the 2016 Auto expo, New Delhi. Tata Motors is calling it a fastback instead of a regular sedan because they don’t want the car just be called the Tiago hatchback with a new boot. That is also the reason why Tata Motors has given the Tigor a fastback like a roofline which sweeps down beautifully towards the rear profile and blends perfectly with the rear profile, this designing can only be seen in some premium sedans.
The Tata Motors Tigor although is based on the same XO platform which underpins the Tiago hatch but it has an extended wheelbase than the regular hatchback. The extended wheelbase has resulted in slightly more rear legroom. Furthermore, the front seats of the sedan have also has been redesigned to generate more leg room. The Tiago also has a boot space of 419 Litres.
2017 Honda WR-V
Honda unveiled the WR-V Crossover last year in Brazil. The compact SUV made its world premiere at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show 2016 which commenced from the second week of November.
We all know the demand for Crossovers and SUV’s in the Indian market and the compact SUV segment is flooded with many brand new products. So it was quite obvious that Honda would have introduced this new Crossover too in the Indian market as well after its launch in the markets of Brazil and some other countries in South America.
The car was also caught a couple of times testing on the road with full camouflage. For all your information this newest Crossover WR-V is based on the Jazz hatchback platform and is the same car under the hood. It will make it to the Indian market as well to take on some other sub-compact Crossovers.
Update 16.03.2017:- Honda Launched the WR-V Crossover in India today. The newest Crossover joins the Honda lineup and is made available with both diesel and petrol drivetrains. The overview article has been updated with all the information.
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2017 Toyota Corolla Altis
Toyota launched the Corolla Altis Facelift in India yesterday. The Altis is the potential rival to the Octavia and Elantra in India. The Indian spec Corolla Altis resembles a lot to the Thai-spec Corolla.
The Corolla according to Toyota is built on Toyota’s legendary Quality, Durability and Reliability with significantly enhanced quality in every aspect of its design and engineering. This global sedan has been appreciated throughout the world Tokyo, Sydney, Shanghai, Moscow, San Francisco and Rio - de- Janeiro. There is no doubt that this global sedan has made its presence felt across 150 countries across the world and also was able to bring smiles to the faces of over 44 million customers worldwide.
The Corolla Altis Facelift is available in India with both diesel and petrol drivetrains and an option of both manuals as well as an automatic transmission.
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Honda To Launch WR-V Crossover Tomorrow Launches New Teaser: Video
Honda unveiled the Jazz based Crossover the WR-V last year in Brazil, and to everyone’s surprise, the Japanese Automaker actually decided to launch it in the Indian market. Now, that they already sell the Jazz hatchback here the WR-V is based on the same hatch. The WR-V is the smallest Crossover from Honda which will launch in the Indian market and will be positioned above the existing hatchback.
Honda has already started the production of this Crossover at their Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Hopefully, this new Crossover will be able to bring some sales numbers for the company because apart from the City and the Amaze none of the Honda products was actually able to impress the Indian crowd.
Coming to the WR-V, the Crossover looks exactly like the Jazz hatchback besides few additional changes that we usually witness in a hatchback based Crossover. The front profile gets a restyled headlamp design followed by a new hood and also new bumpers which also gets skid plates. The large front grille also gets a thick looking Chrome bar with the Honda logo in the middle. Towards the side profile, the WR-V also gets sporty looking alloy wheels. The Crossover also gets turn indicators on ORVM’s.
Just like the exterior the interior too gets plenty of new features like a one-touch open and close sunroof, climate control. The WR-V will also get the new 7.0-inch Digipad touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation which is carried over from the City sedan. The infotainment system also gets an internal memory of 1.5 GB and also supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
Toyota To Launch Innova Crysta Sport In April
Toyota launched their most popular MPV back in 2004, and there is no doubt that there is absolutely no other car in its segment which comes close to this MPV when it comes to its sales figures. Last year Toyota introduced the new generation Innova and christened it as the Innova Crysta. Apart fro the Indian market Toyota also sells the Innova in the markets of Indonesia. Recently they have introduced a top-spec variant of the MPV in their market called the Innova Venturer. Now according to the recent reports, Toyota will launch the same car in the Indian market as well, and it too will be sold as the top spec variant. However, the top spec MPV will be called ‘Touring Sport’.
The car is expected to get the same styling inspiration seen on the Toyota Venturer. On the outside, the Innova Touring sport will get black body claddings on the front bumper as well on the wheel arches towards the side profile. In addition to the bumper, the car also features new side skirts as well which adds a slightly bolder look to the MPV. Expect the new top end variant of the Innova Crysta also to feature chrome embellishments as well across the exterior. Thus expect the front grille of the Innova Crysta to feature chrome surrounds, while the outer ORVM’s and rear bumpers will also get touches of chrome as well. The Innova Crysta Touring Sport variant will also get slightly bigger alloy wheels as well.
2018 Tamo RACEMO
Last month when Tata Motors introduce their new sub-brand Tamo in India, they did inform at the time of introduction that they will also be taking covers of the first product from the same sub-brand at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor show. They indeed kept their promise and showcased the first product which surprisingly was a two-seater sports coupe.
The newest Sports Coupe is called ‘Racemo’ and is still in its concept form but this will soon turn into a reality and will go on sale in the Indian market in the year 2018 promised the Tata Motors officials. The Tamo is an experimental platform for Tata Motors which will not build mass oriented cars but some exciting products equipped with all the modern features and technology in limited numbers.
The Racemo designed at the company’s studio in Italy, and it gets its styling inspiration from Tata Motors IMPACT design language. The recent reports also suggest that the production variant of the car will also be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo before it finally hits the Indian road.
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Honda Discontinued The Mobilio MPV From India
It might come to many as a shock, but Honda has discontinued their only MPV offering Mobilio from the Indian market due to poor sales figures and demand. They will also decide within the next two months whether they will bring back the new version of the entry-level people mover or not.
The reports also suggest that the Japanese car maker has stopped manufacturing the vehicle and exhausted all their current stocks. Honda launched the Mobilio MPV back in July 2014, and it evidently impressed the crowd with its clean exterior and interior and even managed to outsell its biggest rival the Maruti Ertiga in India soon after its launch. Until now Honda was able to sell a total of 40, 789 units till date but the demand for the people mover declined slowly, and last month Honda was not able to sell even a single unit of this MPV.
The Honda officials said that they are still thinking and taking a decision on whether they will launch the facelifted model in the Country or not. India will implement the new safety regulations soon, and the current Mobilio does not match the safety confrontations. So to continue the sale of the vehicle the company needs to invest a lot of money to modify the car to make it compliant with the norms.
Now, the new car is already available for sale in the markets of Indonesia the company is thus still wondering whether to launch the facelifted car in India or not. The Mobilio was developed entirely at Honda’s R&D facility in Bangkok and was for sale exclusively for the Asian markets. During the time of the launch, the car was priced in between INR. 6.49 lakhs to INR. 10.49 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The current prices of the base variant of the Mobilio rose to INR 7.38 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) presently.
Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch
Only recently we came to know that Tata Motors is all set to introduce the new Nexon compact SUV in India before Diwali 2017. The production spec of the Compact SUV was also showcased recently at 2017, Geneva Motor show. However, Carwale was able to click some undisguised pictures of what looks like the production spec of the Nexon compact SUV recently.
The sub-4 meter SUV will compete directly with the likes of the Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura Cross and the soon to be launched Honda WR-V Crossovers when it finally launches here. According to the reports, Tata Motors will price the new compact SUV aggressively.
The undisguised car which was spotted looked identical to the Nexon show car showcased recently at the 2017 Geneva Motor show. Towards the front profile, the compact SUV features a large honeycomb mesh grille with the Tata Motor logo at the centre. The headlamp unit looks quite similar to the ones found in the concept car showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi. While the lower trims will get halogen lamps, the top end trim will receive projector units. Expect the front headlamp unit also to integrate LED daytime running lights as well. The front profile also gets aggressive looking bumpers which also houses round shaped fog lamps as well.
Nissan Kicks SUV To Make India Debut Towards End Of 2018
Nissan surely made a lot of headlines last year when they launched the new GT-R Supercar in India. Although they do not have any massive launches lined this year, they surely will impress the Indian crowd next year. Believe it or not, Nissan is all set to introduce the Kicks SUV in India in Q3 2018.
According to the latest reports, Nissan will be launching the Kicks SUV will be positioned above the Terrano SUV towards the end of 2018. The Kicks was unveiled in Brazil last year, and the model sold in the South American market underpins Nissan’s V platform. However, to cut the expense, the SUV will be launched in the Indian market will underpin a whole new platform codenamed HHA. The HHA is a modified version of Renaults much talked about MO platform which underpins cars like the Duster and Lodgy in India. The MO platform also is one of the main reasons for Renault-Nissan Alliances in India.
While Renault will launch the Kaptur SUV in India this year and it will also underpin the same modified MO platform, the Kicks, on the other hand, will be launched exactly after a year underpinning the same platform.
10 Most Fun To Drive Hatchbacks In India
We Indians buy cars for a variety of reasons. Some buy for only ferrying themselves and their family members and friends from point A to point B, some buy for fulfilling their business purposes. However, there is one section of buyers in India, which buys car for the pure driving pleasure and to fulfill their craving and love for automobiles. They drive cars to enjoy every bit of it - the way the engine kicks down, the way the gears shift with precision, the way the steering handles with a certain perfection. There are very few such cars which fulfill these requirements and wishes of driving enthusiasts of India, for the market is more tilted towards making feature rich and fuel efficient cars
However, there exist some budget hatchbacks which do fulfill the aforementioned criteria of giving a thrilling experience every time its driver is behind its steering wheel. Some cars are purposely built to give a focused driver’s appeal, while some of them have unknowingly became the cars which are more targeted towards functionality, general appeal and fuel efficiency. Following is a list of ten such hatchbacks in the Indian mass market for cars, which are made for those driving enthusiasts which do not have pockets deep enough to splurge on a proper sportscar, but then these cars are worthy enough to be fun to drive as well as practical at the same time. Here you go:-
The new FF8 Trailer Gives You A Hint Of All The Action: Video
The new fast and furious third and perhaps the final trailer is out, and it gives you a hint of what you are going to witness in this upcoming movie which is all set for its release on 14th April 2017.We already have provided you with the background story when we found an extended trailer of the new movie.
However, this new trailer gives you an idea of the villain is played by Charlize Theron and her background. The video quite clearly shows that the Villain is a high-tech terrorist who can hack and control all the computerised systems of a modern car turning the driverless cars into a weapon to destroy anyone. These will have something exciting, and we are pretty sure that none of us expected this. After London, Abu Dhabi the action now shifts to Cuba.
Offcourse there are plenty of cars, tanks and even a submarine in the movie but the last part of the trailer gives you a sneak peek into the action sequence which takes place on the ice where Dwayne Johnson changes the direction of a Torpedo with hand.
This is the only movie in the Fast and Furious franchise which has been filmed entirely after the death of Actor Paul Walker. It will be fun to watch whether we miss his absence in the film or not.
Maruti To Launch 4 New Cars In The Next Fiscal 2017-18
According to the recent reports, Maruti is all set to launch four new products in the next fiscal. India’s largest car manufacturer has launched atleast two new products each year for the past couple of years but now they want to accelerate the growth of their launch and products in order to catch a big share of the Indian Auto market.
Maruti Suzuki has already announced earlier that they will be bringing atleast 15 new products by the year 2020 and until now they have launched eight new products already, the Ignis and the Baleno RS being their last two. Now, although Maruti Suzuki officials did not mention the names of their upcoming cars but they did mention that out of the 4 upcoming products w will be completely new cars while the other two will be upgrades of their existing model.
Now it is not hard to make out that the upcoming four models will include the all new Swift Dzire and the Swift hatchback, while the upgrades will include the facelift S-Cross Crossover and the Ciaz sedan.
Maruti also has plans to increase their market share from 47 percent to 50 percent and their aim is to grow faster than the industry.
Below provided are few details of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki products that you can expect to launch in the Indian market with the next Fiscal.
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017
At a recent interview, Tata Motors Managing Director Guenter Butscheck has confirmed that Tata Motors will be launching the all new Nexon compact SUV in India towards the month of October 2017. To make it more clear the Tata Nexon SUV will launch in Indian market before Diwali 2017. There is no doubt in the fact that the car sales are highest during the festive seasons and almost all the auto manufacturer either comes up with a new product or tries to offer big discounts on their existing products.
Coming to the Nexon, this is Tata’s new generation product which was showcased as a concept for the first time at the 2016 Auto Expo and now recently it was showcased in its production form alongside the Tigor compact sedan which will launch in India on March 29th.
The range-topping compact SUV will get plenty of sophisticated and advanced technologies and features. The exterior will receive new projector headlamp unit and a LED daytime running lamps as well. The front grille gets finished in gloss black besides that front bumper will also house round shaped fog lamps. Towards the side profile, the SUV will feature bigger 17-inch alloy wheels. While the contrast roof will certainly also draw attention, the side profile will also feature roof rails as well. Towards the rear, the Nexon gets a stylish LED taillamps.
Watch The Mclaren 720S In Action That Took The Center Stage At 2017 Geneva Motor Show: Video
Mclaren inevitably attracted a lot of crowd at the 2017 Geneva Motor show when they unveiled the second generation Super Series. The 720S which was unveiled at the show will replace the 650S and will sit below the P1. The car was codenamed P14 and is not only a price of art but also is practical and performance oriented at the same time. I mean look at the front or the rear profile of the 720S, this thing looks serene from every possible angle, but this also is Mclaren’s stunning new interpretation of design language and their dedication towards aerodynamic principles.
This car has a whole new design and everything looks nothing exactly like what we are used to seeing in a Mclaren. The headlight design towards the front is all new one and will perhaps slightly remind you of the Mclaren logo, the headlamp unit, in particular, is an adaptive LED light unit which gets carbon fibre surround. The lower portion of the headlamp unit has a duct for cooling. The lower front profile has an air duct which channels all the cool air from the lower portion of the car towards the side profile. Walk towards the side profile and these big air intakes surely looks purposeful there is another air cooling duct positioned towards the lower portion of the car. The first thing which will draw your attention towards the rear profile of the car Is the new Aerowing which helps in braking as well as creating downforce in normal driving conditions. The slash cut shaped exhaust system looks almost identical to the 675 LT exhaust, but this one is lighter. The new car uses Carbon fibre chassis based on Monocage II and is 40 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. The Mclaren 720S weighs 1,283kg.
India Bound Jeep Compass SUV Showcased At 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Jeep has showcased their newest SUV the Compass SUV at the ongoing 2017 Geneva Motor show. This will be the cheapest SUV offering from Jeep for the Indian market and reports are that it will be launched in India towards mid-2017 and the good thing is that it will be priced under 20 Lakh rupees as an introductory price.
The lower price tag of the Compass SUV will be possible because Jeep decided to localise most of its parts in India at the FCA’s Ranjangaon plant. The reports state that Jeep will introduce the new Compass in three variants which include Sport, Longitude and Limited variants.
While the Compass takes its styling inspiration from the bigger Grand Cherokee SUV but under the hood, it will most probably get the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine which produces 165PS of power and 350Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission depending on the trims. Hopefully, to truly bring out the capabilities of the SUV, Jeep will offer it with an all-wheel drive system as well.
If we talk about styling, then Compass gets the muscular appeal but it also receives a boxy design. The front profile gets the signature 7 toothed grille while towards the rear the Compass gets LED elements in the taillamps. The SUV showcased at the Auto show gets black-silver finished alloy wheels. Which definitely looks bold and rugged at the same time. Expect the interior to also be well equipped with all the luxury bits which will include a U connect touchscreen infotainment system positioned in the middle of the dashboard, infact this is the only Jeep SUV which will get an option of 3 different touchscreen infotainment system, it also gets a sunroof as well.
Apart from India the Jeep Compass will also be sold across 100 other Countries across the world.
2017 Geneva Motor Show: Lamborghini Showcased The Huracan Performante
Lamborghini showcased their range topping Huracan at the ongoing 87th Geneva Motor show. The range-topping Huracan will be called Huracan Performante. The Coupe comes with new styling and offcourse some tweaks to the powertrain. As a result of that the 5.2 Litre V10 unit now has become the most powerful V10 drivetrain ever installed in a Lamborghini.
The new Huracan Performante combines all the lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis. It further also gets an all wheel drive system along with an improved powertrain. This car has been built to achieve the best lap time in the circuit and also provide the most engaging drive experience on the road.
To keep the overall weight down Lamborghini has used hybrid aluminium and carbon fibre frame to keep the overall weight down. The forged composite carbon fibre has also is used to make the front and rear spoiler, rear bumper and diffuser. All the use these lightweight materials have helped in reducing the overall weight of the car by 40 kilograms. The new car also features companies latest Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva which is their newest active aerodynamic technology which provides maximum downforce and low drag setup by adjusting the front flaps and spoiler at the rear. Just like the exterior the cabin also features carbon fibre materials for some cabin parts like AirCon vents, transmission paddles behind the steering wheel, door handles, and the centre console. It further also gets new digital cockpit displays which can be used to configure different driving modes: Strada, Sport or Corsa, with a display dedicated to the ALA detailing data on downforce and drag.
2017 Renault Kwid Climber
Renault KWID has been an instant hit after its launch in the Indian market and there is no doubt in the fact that after the Duster, the KWID is definitely their most successful product which has helped them to plant a firmer foot in the Indian automotive market.
Renault showcased two of their wild concepts based on the KWID hatchback at the 2016 Auto Expo last year. The two concepts which were showcased included the KWID Climber and the Racer concept. While the Racer concept focused on the racing genes of the KWID, the Climber variant, on the other hand, was Renault’s effort to make the KWID appear more purposeful and brawny.
According to the reports, Renault has sold more than 1,30,000 unit of the KWID hatchback till date and perhaps to share the success of the hatchback with the customers, the French Auto manufacturer now has decided to introduce perhaps a special edition of their popular hatchback in the form of KWID Climber.
Update09.03.2017:- Renault launched the KWID Climber in India today. The prices and other details has been updated in this review
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Land Rover Showcased New Range Rover Velar At 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Land Rover showcased the fourth member of their Range Rover family at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The new Velar positioned in between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The SUV has refined for every occasion and uses unique and sustainable materials and advanced engineering which will help Land Rover to continue their drive to go above and beyond.
The new Velar underpins Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive IQ platform which also underpins the F-Pace Crossover. The SUV comes with many class leading features on both outsides as well as inside. Towards the exterior the Velar gets Matrix LED headlamp unit which is the most slender looking headlamp unit ever used in a Land Rover, the Velar is also the first Land Rover SUV in the RR range to feature flush deployable door handles. The Velar also gets Burnished Copper coloured detailing on the front bumper blades and fender vents. This SUV also gets four corner suspension system which promises to deliver the highest level of comfort and control.
Just like the exterior the interior too also gets many first in class features like two high definitions 10-inch touchscreen while there is a separate 12.3 inch HD display along with a Heads up display for the driver. The driver and front passenger get 20-way adjustable seats. There is also a 1,600-watt, 23-speaker Meridian Signature Sound audio system for the entertainment of the passengers. The new Velar will be available with three trim levels including the S, SE and HSE trims.
Renault To Launch KWID Climber On 9th March
According to the ET Auto, Renault is all set to introduce another new variant of the KWID tomorrow. This is the much awaited KWID Climber variant which was showcased first at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The reports also state that this is the French Automakers strategy of introducing entirely new KWID variants every six months. Until now they already have launched three variants of their entry level offering including the 800 cc variant while later after almost a year they introduced the 1.0 Litre followed by the AMT (Easy-R) option later.
The Renault KWID Climber is powered by the more powerful 1.0 Litre, three-cylinder unit which might also feature the AMT gearbox as an option. The KWID Climber is the same KWID hatchback with few cosmetic updates made to its exterior as well as interior so also expect it to be priced reasonable as well.
As far as the cosmetic changes are concerned to assume the KWID Climber to get a redesigned front grille and bumper while you can also expect the front nose to adorn faux skid plates as well to make the front profile look slightly more brawny and purposeful. Although the side profile of the hatchback will remain the same, the rear profile might receive new bumper and perhaps a protective covering around the taillamps. There won’t be any big changes made to the interior though however expect the KWID Climber variant to get a new set of upholstery inside to keep things fresh and different from the standard variant. The KWID Climber will be flagship offering from the KWID brand thus expect it to get the same 7-inch infotainment system with navigation unit from the top KWID variant.
The KWID definitely has been a successful product for Renault since it joined the lineup and also has helped the French Automaker to achieve a market share of 4.5% by the end of 2016.
New Generation Suzuki Swift Showcased At 2017 Geneva Motor Show India Launch In 2018
The new generation Swift made its World premiere at Japan last year December. Now recently Suzuki showcased the all new European-specific Swift at the 87th Geneva Motor show. The car is codenamed YSD internally, and reports state that it will launch in the Indian market early next year.
The new generation Swift is based on an entirely new lightweight platform which also underpins the Baleno as well as the Ignis Crossover. However, the platform has been tweaked to keep the sporty character of the hatchback intact which is found in the International spec hatchback. The new platform is also expected to be lighter and more rigid which will help the new car to loose some weight and also improve its handling characteristics.
The Indian spec Maruti Swift will be heavily localised to keep the prices in check. The reports also state that the new Swift will also be tuned to deliver the best performance and to handle Indian roads. The Indian spec hatchback will also get a slightly higher ground clearance to cope with Indian road conditions. To make the product even more lucrative, Maruti will sell the new Swift through their regular dealership to increase their reach across the Country instead of their premium dealership Nexa.
Presently we are still unaware of the Indian specs, but it will get the Boosterjet direct-injection turbo-petrol. The car will also get an automatic transmission beside the standard unit in both diesel as well as petrol drivetrain. At a later stage, Maruti could also introduce a sportier version of the Swift just like they have done with the Baleno.
Tamo Racemo Two Seater Sports Coupe From Tata Motors Showcased At 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Tata Motors recently introduced their sub-brand ‘TAMO’ which promises to add new technologies to define future mobility solutions. Tata Motors will use the TAMO platform to add small volume, low investment models to provide fast-tracked proves of techniques and concepts. The Indian Auto Maker already announced during the launch of their new sub-brand that they will be introducing their first car at the upcoming 87th Geneva Motors show and like they promised, TAMO unveiled their first product at the Motor show. The new car is called ‘RACEMO,’ and what makes this even more interesting is that this is the brand’s first two-seater, mid-engine sports coupe.
The ‘RACEMO’ sports coupe designed at the Tata Motors studio in Italy, and it gets its styling inspiration from Tata’s impact design language. The Sports Coupe is the first product from Tata Motors sub-brand TAMO and rumours are that it will make it to Indian market towards the end of this year and showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The Racemo is India’s first ‘phygital’ car, which merges both digitals as well as the physical world. Besides that, this also happens to be India’s first connected car which brings in many new connected technologies like advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, remote monitoring. This sports coupe also features over the air updates using Microsoft cloud-based technologies.
Tata To Launch Tigor Compact Sedan On 29th March
At the ongoing 2017 Geneva Motor show Tata Motors official confirmed that they will be launching the much awaited Tata Tigor compact sedan in India on 29th March 2017.
The production spec Tigor made its World premiere at the 87th Geneva Motor show. Tata Motors also showcased the Nexon SUV at the show which they also said will be launching in India towards the end of this year. According to Tata Motors, the Tigor has been designed like a styleback and it is not like any of the other 3 box sedans which are its rivals. The best thing about the upcoming sedan is that this will be the cheapest compact sedan which will be on sale in the Indian market.
As far as the styling is concerned the Tigor does get some extra features which come in the form of projector headlamps towards the front. The front bumper also has been tweaked to appear different from the ones found on the hatchback. Towards the side profile, the Tigor also gets bigger 15-inch alloy wheels as well. Expect the same cabin to be carried forward to the compact sedan from the hatchback.
Under the hood, the Tigor compact sedan will also share the same 1.2 Litre Revotron 3 cylinder unit from the hatchback while the diesel variant will get the 1.05 Litre Revotorq unit. Both the engine will be paired to a 5-speed manual transmission while also expect Tata Motors to equip the top end variants with the recently introduced AMT gearbox as well.
Tata Motors Showcases The Tigor & Nexon At The 2017 Geneva Motor show
Tata Motors today showcased two special edition cars at the 87th Geneva Motor show. These cars are special because these cars belong to their next generation product lineup. The two products which we are talking about here are the India’s first ‘Styleback’, the Tata TIGOR and the bold, elegant and sporty compact SUV, the Tata NEXON.
Now Tata definitely has plans to introduce both these cars in the Indian market soon and before that, we got a preview of both these cars at the Geneva Motor show. Now before we get into any other details let us inform you Tata Motors also announced that they will be launching the styleback in the Indian market on 29th March while they also announced that they will also be introducing the Nexon compact SUV in India later this year.
Both these cars were showcased at the Tata Motors pavilion at the show, While the Tigor is Tata designers rendition of their first styleback. The compact sedan brings forward a lively and dynamic stance. This car is perhaps the first car in its segment which does not have a boxy stance. While the Tata Nexon compact SUV, on the other hand, gets a sculpted body structure which according to Tata Motors portrays a sense of power as well as agility. The Nexon showcased at the Motor show gets duel tone exterior color scheme.
With all these exciting products on the line, Tata Motors definitely wants to become one amongst the top 3 players of the Indian passenger vehicle market. Their new strategy is to provide advanced products to their customers which are advanced in terms of design, technology, and innovation.
Honda WR-V Launch On 16th March Teased On Indian Website
Honda is all set to introduce the WR-V in India on 16th March 2017 and they have also teased the new upcoming Crossover on their Indian website. Honda has also released the Countdown timer for their new WR-V Crossover which also said that the launch is on 16th March. Like you all know the WR-V made its World debut at the 2016 Sao Paula Motor Show. According to Honda The ‘WR-V’ acronym for ‘Winsome Runabout Vehicle’.
For the Indian market the WR-V will take on the likes of Toyota Etios Cross and the Volkswagen Cross Polo. The WR-V in simple words is the rugged variant of the Jazz hatchback and shares a lot with the former car. To make it appear more brawny the WR-V gets an additional body claddings, roof rails and a slightly larger wheels. The front profile features a chrome appliqué for the front grille, stylish looking headlamps which looks slightly different than the Jazz hatchback the headlamp unit also gets integrated LED DRL’s as well. The lower front bumper also features faux skid plates as well. Towards the rear the WR-V features LED taillamps. Inside the cabin the WR-V gets leather seat upholstery and a touchscreen infotainment system carried over from the new City sedan, the top end trim will also feature a sunroof as well.
Tata Motors Introduces AMT Gearbox On The Tiago Hatchback
There is no doubt that the Tiago hatchback has definitely enlisted its name in the Tata Motors successful list of products. But in order to stay in the competition and make their product even more attractive, the Indian Auto manufacturer introduced the AMT variant of the hatchback as well. The the TIAGO Easy-Shift AMT. Priced at INR 5.73 lakhs, (ex-showroom Mumbai) and INR 5.39 lakhs, (ex-showroom Delhi}.
The car was caught a couple of times being tested on the Indian road, the Tiago Easy Shift AMT will be available only with the top end XZA petrol variant. The Tiago AMT is thus available only with the 1.2L, 3 cylinder Revotron petrol engine which is capable of producing about 85hp of peak power and 114Nm of torque. The car is now available for sale in all the 597 Tata Motors outlets across the country.
The AMT gearbox features four gear positions which include Automatic, Neutral, Reverse and Manual. The gearbox tends to promise smooth acceleration and a stress-free driving in City traffic. The gearbox also gets 2 individual drive modes which include sports and City modes to ensure a peppy as well as economical city cruising. While the ‘Sports’ mode also ensures a performance-oriented driving. The manual mode, on the other hand, allows the driver to shift gears with just a push on the gear stick. Furthermore, the Easy Shift AMT also gets an inbuilt ‘creep’ feature which allows the car to crawl as soon as one takes the foot out of the brake pedal without actually pressing the accelerator; this feature especially comes in handy in sloping terrain because it does not let the car to roll back.
2017 Maruti-Suzuki Baleno RS
Maruti showcased the Baleno RS Concept at the 2016 Auto expo and although this looked identical to the standard Baleno hatchback with fewer exceptions but actually features a more powerful engine under the hood. Maruti already launched the Baleno in India and after a year after of the 2016 Auto Expo, in an attempt to impress the Indian customers who love performance-oriented hatchbacks they now launched the Baleno RS hatchback.
Like we already mentioned above the Baleno RS gets a slightly more powerful engine under the hood and is actually a performance oriented hatch and one of its kind from the stable of Maruti Suzuki. The RS variant is positioned above the existing hatchback and is sold through the Nexa showrooms.
The report suggested that the newest performance-oriented hatchback gets a slightly more powerful 1.0-liter Boosterjet unit. The new engine which also makes its Indian debut promises to deliver an impressive amount of power and torque figures along with an exceptional fuel efficiency figures.
Update 06.03.2017:- Maruti launched the Baleno RS hatchback in India and the prices and details are updated in this review.
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Renault To Launch KWID Climber Variant Soon?
According to the recent reports, Renault perhaps will be launching the KWID Climber variant in India soon. They already have started dealers training for this upcoming KWID variant which indicates to one thing that is the launch of this new KWID variant isn’t far away.
Renault showcased the KWID Climber concept at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo; the KWID concept was just a visually enhanced variant of the existing KWID hatchback which also happens to be the most favourite car of their lineup. The KWID Climber concept which was showcased at the Auto show equipped with redesigned front bumpers which also featured skid plates towards the front; the grille too looked slightly beefier as well. There were also black claddings surrounding the headlamps as well as the taillamps. Towards the side profile, the ORM’s too looked completely new while the wheel design was also entirely different and sportier. The KWID Climber variant also featured slightly thicker body claddings around the wheel arches as well.
Just like the exterior expect the interior also to get new treatment which might come in the form of dual tone colours, new upholstery and door mats.
As far as the drivetrain is concerned to expect the Climber variant to get the more powerful 1.0 Litre three-cylinder engine which will come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard now we are still not sure whether Renault will equip this single variant with the AMT gearbox or not.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante Sets New Record Lap Time In Nurburgring
Like we already reported earlier Lamborghini would soon be unveiling a performance oriented Huracan Performante at the 2017, Geneva Motor Show next week. While they already released a teaser video of this upcoming car with all the aerodynamic improvement that it has received along with the feat that the car has achieved at the most dangerous track of them all the Nurburgring.
As you can already see in this video provided above the Huracan Performante was able to complete the whole lap of the race track in just 6 minutes and 52.01 seconds beating the Porsche 918 Spyder by few seconds. Now the official details of the engine are not out yet, but it will use the same 5.2 Litre V10 unit which powers the standard Huracan. However, just like the Aventador S and the SV model the Performante variant will also receive a slightly more boost in the power figures with some tweaks made to the engine and aerodynamics. Expect the Huracan Performante variant to produce atleast 30-40 Bhp more power.
Now, the Huracan Performante features Active aerodynamics which according to the Supercar manufacturers term is called ‘Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva’. Huracan Performante with its Active aerodynamics gets two flaps on either side of the rear wings which creates maximum downforce on the rear tyres while turning left or right at high speeds and also during cornering. It also gets a huge spoiler which also helps in the cars overall performance. Offcourse expect the vehicle to also feature different tyres and perhaps differently styled wheels as well.
Tata Hexa Pulls A Boeing 737-800 Aircraft: Video
We have seen cars pulling planes in some record setting videos but never on an Indian airstrip. Tata Motors has done something truly epic to promote their newly launched Hexa UV. Taking ‘Whatever it Takes’ philosophy of the brand to the next level Tata Motors has released a new video where you can watch the production variant of the Hexa Crossover pulling a real and fully equipped Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
They surely set a new benchmark amongst the Indian automobile industry by completing this stunt on the Indian soil. According to Mr Vivek Srivatsa, Head of Marketing, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, that they were delighted to complete this incredible challenge with the newly launched Hexa Crossover. He added that the vehicle is capable of achieving the unthinkable and at the same time was also confident that the car would be able to complete the challenge. He also said that the new video would be able to bring forward the capabilities of the Hexa Crossover by towing such a significant mass and also creating a National record.
The vehicle which was used to achieve this record is powered by the 2.2 Litre VARICOR 400 units, which is capable of producing about 400 Nm of torque which has helped to pull the large aircraft. The Hexa was able to pull the plane over a distance of 50 metres demonstrating with certitude the immense reserve power and torque ability of the HEXA.
Watch the video and do tell us what you all think of this new record and off course also about the pulling power of the Crossover.
Next Generation Mahindra Thar Coming Soon!
Mahindra introduced the Thar back in 2010, and since its launch, the vehicle has always attracted the attention of those who loves some serious offroading with their vehicle. Now, this is one machine with ample amount of torque that can take on any terrain with ease. The Thar received its first major facelift back in 2015 and while the demands are slowly fading away because of some potential rivals in this segment. According to some recent reports, Mahindra is all set to introduce the next generation Thar in India.
Although not much information is available at this moment, we can certainly say that it will still take some time for Mahindra to introduce the new generation vehicle in the Indian market. However, there are few things which we can certainly inform you at this moment about the upcoming car.
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Lamborghini Launched The Aventador S In India Priced At INR. 5.01 Crore
Lamborghini today introduced the more potent and sportier variant of the Aventador priced at INR. 5.01 Crore (ex, showroom New Delhi). The Aventador S was revealed internationally back in 2016, and just within few months of its launch, Lamborghini has decided to launch it in the Indian market. They also did introduce the Huracan Spyder RWD in January 2017, and within just two months the Italian supercar manufacturer decided to launch another product in India.
The Lamborghini Aventador S powered by the same 6.5 Litre V12 unit which powers the standard Aventador. But the engine has been tweaked to generate more power on the Aventador S and as a result of the sports coupe now produces about 740 Bhp of peak power which is 40 Bhp more than the standard car while the torque amount remains same at 690 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine paired to the seven-speed ISR transmission which channels all that power directly to the four wheels of the car. Now coming to performance figures, the Aventador S can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 2.9 seconds while it can reach a top speed of 349 km/h mark.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Adds Another Milestone To Its Name Crosses sells over 100,000 units
It has not exactly been one year since Maruti introduced the Vitara Brezza in India and within this short period the compact SUV went on to become the best seller in the compact SUV segment for eight months in a row. MSIL was able to sell over 100,000 units of the SUV.
The compact SUV was launched last year March after it was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The entire SUV was designed in-house by Maruti engineers. Presently the compact SUV is available only with a single 1, 248 cc, four cylinder turbo-diesel unit which is capable of producing about 90 Ps of peak power and 200 Nm of torque. The engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox which sends power to the front wheels.
The Brezza is one of the smartest SUV of the lot because it gets plenty of interior features to keep the occupants happy, for instance, the compact SUV gets a whole new infotainment system which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple car play, cooled upper glove box and much more. For the exterior enhancement, the SUV comes equipped with automatic projector headlamps with LED DRL’s, dual tone colours options. While for the safety of the passengers inside the SUV gets ABS and airbags as standard across the range.
The Vitara Brezza is a direct competitor of the Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and the Mahindra TUV300.
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
Land Rover has added another member to their Range Rover family. The new SUV is called Range Rover Velar and it will be positioned in between the Range Rover Evoque and Sport. The new SUV was unveiled Infront of the World on 1st March 2017 and will be showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor show.
Like they have promised Land Rover deed introduce the Velar on the first day of March. This is actually the fourth member which has joined the RR family. According to Land Rover there are five elements which define the all new Velar SUV. These are driven by reduction, the entire SUV has been designed and engineered with belief in reductionism. The second element that the British auto manufacturer has kept in mind while building the Velar is it has been equipped with technology-enabled design which will provide the next logical step in expanding the RR portfolio. The third and perhaps the most important point about the Velar is that, the entire RR range originated from the original Velar prototypes of 1969. The last element which influences the Velar is that it also promises to incorporate advanced technologies and attention to detail. Land Rover also claims that the Velar has also been refined for every occasion.
The new Velar is based on JLR’s new lightweight Aluminium Architecture and can take on any terrain thrown in its way. So without any further due let us get straight into the details.
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Renault Duster Oroch Patented In India Could This Mean The Launch Is Near?
According to the earlier reports, Renault was planning to introduce a pickup truck in India, and those rumors now seem to be coming true. Only today Gaadiwaadi has released a patented image of the Duster Oroch Pickup truck. Yes! Duster Oroch is the same vehicle that built for the South American market and was showcased at the Brazil Auto show almost two years ago.
The reports also suggest that Renault has patented the image in India. Now like we all know India has never been a Pickup truck friendly market, but there is obviously some competition that Renault will have to face if they consider launching the Oroch in India. Last year when CEO and MD Mr Sumit Sawhney was asked whether there were any plans to introduce the Pickup Truck for the domestic market his reply was a big No. However, it seems like Renault might change their mind soon.
India already has some lifestyle pickup trucks from the likes of Mahindra and Isuzu. However, the Duster Oroch could create an amount of interest mainly keeping the popularity of the Duster in mind.
Seven Popular Cars which Are Making A comeback Soon!
Remember the good old times, not more than a decade ago, when the Indian car market was much lesser crowded than what it was. The first 10 years of the 21st century saw the advent of most of the big giants in the country, which initiated their journey with some world class products which were much popular overseas. However, call it the end of their long lifecycle, their much-ahead-of-the-time or their ill fate of not being received with open hands, most of these globally hit cars died off after a time frame.
Thankfully, all their parent manufacturers still have some soft corners in their hearts for these cars, which is why some of them are making a full-fledged comeback, in all new generation models. These cars will now feature massive changes in and out and are planning to now shake up the well-settled up segment, rather than just creating them what their previous generation models did. Following is a list of seven such previously available cars which are making a comeback in 2017 in the Indian car market:-
2018 Volvo XC60
Volvo has teased the new 2018 model of the XC60 Crossover which will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Although Volvo has not released any major details yet they did announce some exclusive safety features that the soon to be launched Crossover will get.
The new XC60 will be based on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform; this is the same platform which also underpins the bigger XC90 SUV. Volvo hasn’t revealed any exterior details yet but has left some teaser image of the upcoming all new Crossovers.
Apart from the new styling, the XC60 will also feature three new advanced driver assistance features aimed at keeping the driver out of trouble.
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Hyundai To Launch 8 New Products Including Carlino Sub-4 Meter SUV Within Next 3 Years
According to the recent reports, Hyundai soon will be expanding their product portfolio in the Indian market. They have plans to introduce not one not two but a total of eight new products by the year 2020. Expect all the upcoming products to be technologically advanced, while three of these vehicles will be new segment products the rest will be full model changes apart from regular facelifts and updates.
However, the Hyundai company officials also made sure that besides just introducing new models they will also focus on bringing new technologies as well. These technologically advanced products will include "mild" and "full" hybrid, manual and automatic transmission and a turbo petrol engine.
The officials also said that they would showcase the Strong Ioniq Hybrid in India at the 2018 Auto Expo while they will also be launching the three new segment oriented products followed by the suv-4 meter SUV towards the first half of 2019.
Now, this is what brings us to our main discussion here. The new sub-4 meter SUV that Hyundai is talking about is most probably the production variant of the Carlino concept which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The SUV caught all our attention when it showcased at the last year’s show.
So we are here to provide you with some interesting facts about this upcoming compact SUV which will be launched here in 2019.
Watch This New Fast & Furious 8 Movie Trailer Where Vin Diesel Has Gone Rogue: Video
A brand new trailer for the soon to be released Fast and Furious 8 movie is making rounds on the internet. The much awaited 8th instalment of perhaps the longest-running movie sequel will hit the silver screen on April 14th, 2017. In this new trailer, you can watch Vin Diesel gone rogue and switched sides.
Now whether Dom will leave his family in danger is still unknown. But here in this video, we can watch some steamy scenes between the Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel which proves Dom indeed has gone rogue. Theron is playing a negative character in this movie. What is even more surprising is also the fact that we can watch Jason Stratham who has played the role of Decakard Shaw is called to help the big man Luke Hobbs played by the Rock A.K.A Dwayne Johnson.
The last part of the trailer surely hinted at one of the greatest battles that you will witness in the FF movie ever. Off course! You can expect plenty of gun fires, car action sequence, mind boggling customised vehicles, a tank and even a submarine in action.
The Fate of Furious will also be their first movie in the FF movie franchise which has been filmed entirely after the death of Actor Paul Walker. This is also the first time that we can watch Dom turning heel and taking on Hobbs. There were also rumours that things were not going well in between the Rock and Vin Diesel on the sets off screen so this will be interesting to find out how things will turn up when the movie finally hits the theatres.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class long-wheelbase
If you love to driven around the town by a chauffeur but don’t want to extend your budget for the high-end S-Class or the Maybach, then worry no more because Mercedes has got just the car for you. The Long-wheelbase E-Class which was originally introduced for the first time at the Auto China 2016 in Beijing will now be launched here in India as well on 28th February 2017.
The long wheelbase E-Class measures an extra 140 mm in length, and thus the passengers seating at the rear of the saloon gets to enjoy the extra benefit of a larger legroom and also a host of comfort features with the rear seats. So getting in and out of the car is actually easier now because of the larger foot entrance clearance at the foot level.
Mercedes has also taken care of those needs of those who want to get their hands dirty behind the wheels during the weekends outing with their family or close friends by providing a powerful V6 motor alongside the 2.0 Litre, four-cylinder petrol unit as well.
Now that we know that Mercedes is all set to launch this LWB sedan in India soon here are all the details available at this moment about the sedan.
Update 28.02.2017: - Mercedes-Benz launched the new Long wheelbase variant of the E-Class in India today. The prices and other details have been updated in this review
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Jaguar Launches Locally Made XF In India
Jaguar launches the locally manufactured XF in India. The British Auto manufacturer’s most dynamic business sedan priced at INR. 47.50 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The premium sedan entered production at the company’s Pune plant. The XF now underpins a lighter aluminium iQ platform instead of the previous steel based platform. This new underpinning has resulted in a weight reduction of almost 190 kilograms from the overall kerb weight. Apart from the weight loss, the new platform is also much more rigid at the same time which has improved the overall handling as well.
The new-gen XF is shorter in length compared to its predecessor but has a longer wheelbase, and as a result, there has been no compromise in the interior space.
Coming to the drivetrains the locally manufactured XF gets a 2.0 Liter, four cylinder Ingenium diesel engine which is capable of producing about 180 hp of peak power and 430 Nm of peak torque. The petrol variant, on the other hand, gets the 2.0 Litre unit which produces about 240 Hp of peak power and 430 Nm of torque. Both the engines paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Jaguar offers a total of three trim levels for the new XF which include Pure, Prestige and Portfolio. While the Petrol variant offered with Prestige and Portfolio trim levels, the diesel variant is offered only with the Pure trim.
Honda WR-V Interior Revealed In New Spyshots Launch In March!
Honda will be launching the Jazz based Crossover WR-V soon in India. The vehicle was spotted a number of times being tested and also in some spyshots where it was seen arriving at some dealerships. However, until now no details of the interiors were revealed. Recently Team-BHP was able to get their hands on some interior shots of the soon to be launched Crossover which reveals quite a number of details about the interior as well as the list of equipment which you can expect from the upcoming Crossover.
As you can clearly see from the spyshots the WR-V will get a completely blacked-out dashboard. The steering wheel, as well as the instrument cluster too, has been shared with the hatchback. While the list of equipment which you can expect in the WR-V Crossover includes a sunroof which will definitely be available with the top end trims, the rest of the interior equipment includes push button start, new touchscreen infotainment system which is also shared with the recently introduced facelift City sedan. This will also be a 5-Seater Crossover and the seats too have been taken from the Jazz hatchback as well.
If we talk about the exterior styling then surely the WR-V looks completely different from the Jazz hatchback. It gets completely different looking headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps, restyled front and rear bumpers and also different style wheels.
Volkswagen To Launch The Second-Generation Tiguan SUV In 2017!
According to the recent reports, Volkswagen is all set to launch the Tiguan SUV in India this year while they also have plans to launch the all-new Passat as well around the month of July 2017. Now Volkswagen already used to sell the Passat but discontinued the model back in 2013 due to low sales figures whereas the Tiguan will be a completely new product which will actually help the German auto manufacturer to set foot in the executive vehicle segment of the Country.
The second generation SUV first made its official appearance at the 2015 Geneva Motor show while the first generation SUV did not reach the Indian shores. Volkswagen did showcase the second-generation Tiguan at the 2016 Auto Expo, though. The new generation SUV will also be their first SUV which will underpin their MQB platform. The car will be most likely being assembled at their manufacturing facility in Aurangabad after being imported by the CKD route.
Powering the new Tiguan SUV will be a 2.0 Litre, four-cylinder diesel unit which is expected to produce around 177 Hp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine will most likely be paired to a seven-speed DSG gearbox. The good thing about the upcoming SUV is that it will also get a four wheel drive option as well.
Below provided are few quick points that you should know about this soon to be launched SUV
5 Quick Points About The Maruti Baleno RS Launching On 3rd March
We all have talked about this car so much recently that we do not need to re-introduce the Baleno RS once again. The car was showcased first at the 2016 Auto expo and after exactly a year Maruti has decided to introduce the RS variant of the hatchback in India. Recently they also have revealed all the details of the soon to be launched hatchback along with some images as well.
Before we head into anything else let us remind you that Maruti will be launching the Baleno RS in India on 3rd March 2017. This hatchback will be positioned on top of the standard Baleno and will be sold via the Hexa dealerships.
The Indian spec Baleno RS will be powered by a completely new 1.0, three cylinder Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine which will produce about 75 KW/ 102 Hp of peak power at 5500 rpm and 150 Nm of peak torque at 1700-4500 rpm. The engine will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission only. Talking about the new powertrain, this is the same detuned variant o the 1.0 Litre unit which powers the International spec Baleno hatchback. The completely new 1.0 Litre unit will also debut with the Baleno RS as well and could power some future Maruti products as well.
Now like we promised here are the 5 quick points that you should know about new Maruti Baleno RS hatchback.
Watch Football Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Drives The New Bugatti Chiron: Video
Whenever a celebrity gets to drive a car it is definitely fun to watch. What makes this video even more special is the fact that in this video you will be watching the famous football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo driving one of the most powerful production supercars of this planet.
Bugatti recently released the video of CR7 test driving the all-new Chiron just before the French Automaker starts the deliveries of this beast. There is no denying the fact that CR7 is one of the most celebrated athletes in the world and has won several accolades to his name including the World Player of the Year, reigning European Champion, winner.
He already owns several supercars including Lamborghini Aventador, BMW M6, Bentley Continental GTC, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, an Audi Q7 and off course! His recently purchased prized possessions the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport variant. At one time it was even reported that he owned a total of 19 cars at once.
In this video, you can watch him checking out the new Chiron and test driving the car on track. From what it looks like from his expression that he surely feel in love with the new supercar and we are pretty sure that he will add one soon to his collection.
The successor of the Veyron packs a lot of punch from the 8.0 L W16 quad- turbocharged unit, the same engine which used to power the Veyron now produces about 1500 ps of peak power and 1600 Nm of peak torque. The Chiron is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h mark in just 2.5 seconds while it can reach a maximum top speed of electronically restricted 420 km/h mark.
2017 KTM Duke 390
KTM surely knows how to impress their fans and enthusiastic motorcycle riders of the country alike. It’s been four years since KTM introduced the Duke series which consists of the entry level Duke 200 and the Duke 390. Since their launch, they haven’t received any big change except few cosmetic jobs which came in the form of new colour schemes. Yet, they sold like hot cakes.
Last year it was reported that the 2017 Duke 390 was caught testing in Europe first, then on Indian roads. Much later the new motorcycle was also caught undisguised at the Bajaj factory in Pune. Like we all expected, KTM unveiled the completely new 2017 Duke 390 at the EICMA motorcycle show last year, and it inevitably attracted all the attention because of its aggressive new sharper styling and plenty of exciting features.
The naked bike has gone through a decent amount of mechanical upgrades and surely has gone through a major overhaul regarding styling. The new Duke 390 has received its styling inspiration from the bigger and more aggressive Super Duke who happens to be the most powerful naked streetfighter.
For the first time since it came into existence, it also has received the ride by wire throttle system which makes sure that the throttle response is more crisp and accurate. There are plenty of other hardware upgrades which the Duke 390 received which comes in the form of a new 5-way adjustable clutch and brake lever, bigger disc brakes towards the front full LED headlamps and daytime running lamps and a new subframe.
A Performance Oriented Lamborghini Huracan Is Heading Our Way: Video
The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is surely going to be something that we all have been waiting for a long time. Lamborghini is once again digging their roots and pulling out some of their most insane tricks to impress their customers by presenting the most potent member of their Huracan family. I mean that is what they are known for right?
The Italian sports car manufacturer has already dropped a new teaser video which showcased the future car. The car seen in the video was covered in heavy camouflage, and there is no denying the fact that it surely looked intimidating with the addition of that huge rear wing and the front spoiler.
The entire video was shot on the Nurburgring, and the reports also suggest that the new car was able to set a new lap record as well. The car will also get a new feature called "Aereodinamica Lamborghini Attiva."
Now, don’t get confused with the term because the new name is basically an advanced active aerodynamic system. The Coupe gets plenty of new aerodynamics on the front splitter and also a new rear wing. These are exclusively available with this new performance-oriented version of the car and thus won’t be available with the standard model.
Apart from the Active aerodynamics, the bull will also actually shed around 40 kilograms from the original variant, courtesy the new forged composite body materials. However, it will still get the same 5.2 Liter V10 unit which will perhaps be tuned slightly different to produce even more power and torque figures. The Huracan Performante will perhaps also get a tweaked suspension setup and recalibrated gear ratios to match with all those increased power figures.
The car will most probably make its official debut perhaps just a few days ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor show.
Renault Introduces New RXL Variant Of KWID 1.0 L Gets Manual & AMT Transmission
There is no doubt that the KWID has been one of the most successful products for Renault after the Duster. Recently they have introduced the Live for more edition of the KWID, and now they have announced a more affordable RXL trim of the hatchback with the 1.0 Litre variant. Previously the 1.0 Litre variant was available only with the top end RXT variants only. The best part is that the new variant is also available with both manuals as well as AMT transmission.
What is even more interesting is also the fact that the introductory prices for the new RXL are just INR. 30, 000 more than the 1.0 Litre manual transmission. Talking about prices while the 1.0 Litre RXL variant is priced at INR 3.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) the AMT transmission equipped variant priced at INR. 3.84 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Now, coming to the features that you can notice in the newly introduced RXL variants of the KWID, the hatchback gets passenger side ORVM’s, B-Pillar Painted with Black vinyl, a rear roof spoiler on its exterior. Inside the cabin, KWID RXL variants feature single din music system with USB, AUX and two speakers. However, the touchscreen system with navigation is offered only with the top end RXT trim only.
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.