2017 Honda CB Shine SP
Ever since its inception back in 2005, the Honda CB Shine has been ruling the roots of the 125cc motorcycle. For all those motorcyclists who wanted a perfect balance between the fuel efficiency of entry level 100cc commuters and performance of a 150cc naked streetfighter, the motorcycle proved to be one capable option. Within no time of its launch, the CB Shine created and strengthened an all new segment of 125cc motorcycles, which forced other bike makers to enter this segment and amplify their profits.
Since its launch, the CB Shine has been a consistent performer in its segment, maintaining its hegemony in the 125cc motorcycle space and churning up consistent sales month after month. To double up the aura of the brand in the 125cc space, Honda replaced the good old semi-faired Stunner with a sportier avatar of the CB Shine. Dubbed as CB Shine SP, this particular variant is the sportier version of the good old Shine with spruced up front and side looks, along with a couple of modern features.
The CB Shine SP has recently received its first mid-life facelift, which comes with a couple of minute cosmetic changes and additions as well as minor changes done to its powertrain. Let’s have a look at what all changes do the new CB Shine SP gets:-
2017 Maruti-Suzuki Ertiga Limited Edition
Maruti has launched a special edition of their popular people carrier Ertiga in India today. This limited edition variant is available in two grades, the new limited edition Ertiga is available with the choices of both petrol and diesel engines and also gets additional accessories worth INR. 16,990. The VXI variant is priced at INR. 7.85 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the VDi trim of this limited edition model, on the other hand, is priced at INR. 8.10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
If we talk about features then this limited edition car gets quite a few of them on both its exterior as well as interior.
Below provided are the list of details that you will find in the new limited edition Ertiga MPV
2017 Honda City
The City sedan has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and has ruled the segment with its road presence and that impressive IVTEC motor. Then when it was time Honda introduced the diesel motor as well along with a few other updates. Now with the rising competition, Honda has actually decided to introduce the facelift variant City sedan after almost three years since it’s got its last update. This is a mid-cycle update that the car will receive before Honda introduces the new generation sedan.
Honda has already unveiled the 2017 City sedan facelift last month in Thailand and it will also make it to the Indian shores on 14th February 2017. Honda has officially confirmed that they will be launching the updated sedan on the above mentioned date. What is even more interesting is that they have teased the soon to be launched sedan on a recently launched teaser video.
Now that we have received official confirmation from Honda about its launch, we have updated the preview article with all the information available at this moment.
Update 14/02/17:- Honda launched the City Facelift in India today. The new sedan prices start from INR. 8.50 lakh onward. We have updated the review accordingly
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Volvo has launched a total of 3 cars Worldwide since the year 2014, which includes the XC90, S90 and the V90. Out of these 3 cars, Volvo has introduced the XC and the S90 in the Indian market already. There is a common link in between all these above-mentioned cars; they all are based on the Swedish auto manufacturer’s latest scalable product architecture (SPA) platform. This flexible lightweight yet safe architecture allows a number of body forms on a single platform allowing the auto manufacturer to save cost. This new platform which underpins all these unique cars made its debut with the XC90 SUV back in 2014.
According to Volvo officials, the new 90 series cars offers a unique driving experience and they call it "Relaxed Confidence". India is definitely not a popular market for Estate cars but Indian customers always are open to something new and unique. Talking about uniqueness, the Volvo V90 Cross Country definitely falls under one of the most under this unique breed of cars. It carries the ‘Cross Country’ moniker along with its name which clears many of our doubts about its purpose.
Sweden is known for its extreme weather, where the temperature can go upto -40 degree Celsius during winter. The people too are also known for their adventurous nature thus making the Volvo V90 Cross Country an ideal car for this surroundings because it combines off-road capabilities into an Estate car. The raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive capability have given the V90 a whole new meaning.
The reason why we are interested in this particular car is because of the fact that Volvo actually has plans to introduce the V90 Cross Country in the Indian market within this year, so we are here to provide you with all the details available about this truly unique car in detail.
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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.
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2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 150
In the past fifteen years, the ‘Pulsar’ nameplate has become one of the most versatile brands in the field of motorcycles. The name has spawned a variety of bikes, ranging from 135cc to 200cc naked streetfighters, a 220cc semi-faired sports tourer and recently, a 200cc fully faired supersport motorcycle. Talking about the current range, it was the Pulsar NS 200 which turned out to be the model which opened up doors for an all new generation platform, engineering and design philosophy. It was this bike that came with new underpinnings rather than being based on the first generation Pulsar 150, upon which all the other Pulsar models were built before its arrival.
After the arrival of the Pulsar NS 200 on the block, Bajaj came up with few more all new generation offerings, which included Pulsar RS 200, Pulsar AS 200 and Pulsar AS 150. Now, to make its range even more elaborated, Bajaj has added one more version of the Pulsar in the form of Pulsar NS 150. Now, the Pulsar NS 150 is to Pulsar AS 150, what the Pulsar NS 200 is to Pulsar AS 200, and by that we mean to say, that it is, more or less, a naked version of the already existing Pulsar NS 150, which is already selling in good numbers for Bajaj in India. The model has already gone on sale in some of the international markets, with an Indian launch scheduled this year. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Pulsar NS 150:-
2018 Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross
The Indian automotive scenario has been changing drastically in last few years. Indian customers are opening up toward fresh new designs, new niche. The compact SUVs and crossovers have becoming more and more popular day by day in the country like the rest of the world. In 2015 Maruti-Suzuki also tried its luck in the compact crossover segment with the S-Cross.
Now with almost two year after the launch of the model the automaker has developed a facelift version of the S-Cross. Suzuki has showcased the facelifted S-Cross in front of a selected audience in Hungary. As we got a glimpse of the car, it looks absolutely mean compare to the outgoing model. Any SUV lover wants his car to be rugged looking. And the new S-Cross looks exactly so. It can impress with its aggressive styling.
Maruti discontinued the SX4 sedan and launched the S-Cross Crossover in the Indian market. But there is no denying the fact that the S-Cross was not able to leave an impression in the minds of the India Customers. The S-Cross was then completely erased from the mind when Maruti introduced the Vitara Brezza compact SUV which was priced almost in the same range of the Crossover.
Suzuki already introduced the facelift Crossover in some other International markets already and there is a fair chance of Maruti introducing the updated Crosssover soon in India. Although there are no official words from the manufacturer yet but we have decided to provide you some new details of facelift the Crossover.
Update 20.07.2016:- Suzuki Italia recently released a new video of the Suzuki S-Cross and we have added the video with this review do check the new S Cross in action
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2017 Maruti-Suzuki Baleno RS
Maruti showcased the Baleno RS Concept at the 2016 Auto expo and this although this looked identical to the standard Baleno hatchback with fewer exceptions but will actually feature a more powerful engine under the hood. Maruti already launched the Baleno in India which has definitely impressed the Indian customers but haven’t yet launched the sportier Baleno RS yet.
Like we already mentioned above the Baleno RS will get a slightly more powerful engine under the hood and will be a performance oriented hatch. The soon to be launched hatchback will be positioned above the existing hatchback and will be sold through the Nexa showrooms. According to the recent reports Maruti will be introducing the Baleno RS hatchback towards March 2017 in India.
The report suggests that the newest performance oriented hatchback will get a slightly more powerful 1.0-liter Boosterjet unit. Expect the new engine which too will make its Indian debut to deliver an impressive amount of power and torque figures along with an exceptional fuel efficiency figures..
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2017 Tata Tigor
Tata Motors has already created a lot of hype in the Indian automobile market with their latest hatchback offering Tata Tiago, which was earlier codenamed as the Tata Kite. Alongside the Tiago hatchback, Tata Motors had also showcased a Tiago based compact sedan at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. The compact sedan was yet to be officially named when it was displayed at the Auto expo.
Both the Tiago hatchback and the compact sedan based on the hatchback grabbed people’s attention at the Auto Expo 2016. This compact sedan will get the same powertrain options like its sibling Tiago, while the front fascia, interior of the compact sedan will also boast similarities with the Tiago hatchback.
But does the mew compact sedan can turn the fortunes for Tata motors in India?
Update 09/02/2017:- Tata Motors has officially named their soon to be launched sedan Tigor. We have updated this review with all the latest information about this soon to be launched compact sedan
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2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
In 2015, Bajaj Auto launched the first of a new-generation design philosophy in the form of the NS 200, acronym for ’naked sport’. A streetfighter that was later discontinued for not being able to be compliant to the emission norms for some, gearbox issues for others and few say for braking judders. Whatever they were, Bajaj took it off the shelves.
The bike is making a grand comeback in 2017, and we couldn’t have been more excited with Bajaj’s attempt to get back in the streetfighter segment, giving the competition a run for their money. The new edition will see an engine that is BS IV compliant and carries a bunch of cosmetic changes and a couple of mechanical upgrades.
Bajaj calls it the Pulsar 200 NS 2017 Laser Edged edition, and it is all set to take performance biking to a new state of adrenaline. Bajaj termed it as “an adrenaline pumping beast” and we are here to find out why.
2017 Toyota Etios Liva Duel Tone
Toyota Kirloskar Motors introduced the duel tone Etios Liva in India, the hatchback not only gets a duel tone overall design but also class-leading cabin space and safety features.
Toyota made their presence felt in one of the most competitive segments of the Indian market by launching the Etios Liva hatchback back in 2011 just after a year of the launch of the Etios sedan. Toyota extended their Etios family of hatchbacks by introducing the Etios Cross back in the year 2014. Last year Toyota also introduced the Platinum Etios in Indian market which has helped the auto manufacturer to register an overall growth of 7 percent towards the last quarter of 2016.
Compared to some other hatchback of its segment the Etios Liva failed to impress the crowd despite its feature packed interior, abundant safety feature and fuel-efficient drivetrains. Toyota launched the refreshed Etios and Liva hatchback last year and although these are not exactly new generation cars but mid-life refresh they certainly looked sportier and bolder than the older cars.
Coming to the newly introduced Dueltone variant, the hatchback not only gets some cosmetic updates to its exterior but interior as well. With an option of both petrol and diesel drivetrains on offer the Etios Liva Duel tone surely looks like a compact package.
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2017 Mahindra XUV500 Sportz Limited Edition
Mahindra launched the XUV500 Sportz Limited Edition in India yesterday. This special edition SUV is based on XUV’s W10 trim. Mahindra first introduced the Sportz Special edition with the pre-facelift XUV couple of years ago.
This special edition XUV500 Sportz edition features few cosmetic upgrades to the exterior while just like the exterior, the interior too gets some significant updates of its own.
The cosmetic updates that the XUV500 Sportz Edition has received comes in the form of new Bonnet decals, exclusive mirror decals, side decals positioned towards the lower half of the SUV. While other cosmetic updates include Red inserts on front fog lamps, door handles finished in sporty red appliqué and roof racks finished in elegant Red color. This special edition SUV also gets gray alloy wheels and brake callipers painted in Red, lastly, it also has received the signature sports badge towards the rear profile.
The facelift XUV 500 on which this special edition variant is based on gets vertically slated grille, projector headlamp units and also LED daytime running lamps integrated in the headlamp unit.
Inside the special edition SUV carries over all the features from the W10 grade. Thus the XUV500 Sportz Edition features premium Black and Beige leather upholstery. The Sportz Edition also gets a 7 inch Color Touch Screen Display which has been integrated with GPS, USB (Audio / Video), and Bluetooth Audio, Handsfree Call, iPod connectivity & Picture Viewer. This is the same unit carried over from the W10 grade.
2017 Hyundai Grand i10
Hyundai Motors India LTD launched the facelift Grand i10 in India; the hatchback was unveiled for the first time in UK last year. While the hatchback is sold in the European market as the new generation i10 the same car is sold alongside its predecessor in the Indian market.
The facelift hatchback which was launched yesterday promises redefined exterior styling, Hi-tech Features, improved performance and Fuel Efficiency. Priced in between INR 4.58 Lakhs – to INR 7.33 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), this new hatchback surely brings a lot on the table.
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2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR
Towards the end of 2015, Kawasaki surprised everyone with the much-awaited upgrade to its litre class supersport, the Ninja ZX-10R. The motorcycle, which has always remained as one of the one of the most user-friendly and equally precise-to-use supersport in the world, received a thorough upgrade in each aspect, be its design, performance, mechanicals and set of electronics.
Within a year of its official launch, Kawasaki has mildly updated the motorcycle by giving in a few more equipment and mild changes to its powertrain. But instead of launching it as the ‘all new Ninja ZX-10R’, Kawasaki is terming this new version of the motorcycle as an additional variant of the same. Say hello to the new Ninja ZX-10RR then, which promises to be sportier and more eager to roar than the standard ZX-10R. Here’s a quick look at what all changes do the new Ninja ZX-10RR is adorned with, over the standard ZX-10R:-
2017 Yamaha FZ25
Yamaha India has officially taken the wraps off the FZ25 in New Delhi and doing so, they have now officially entered the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. This is Japanese’s answer to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the KTM Duke 200 and the Pulsar 200 range of motorcycles and sits neatly in between its siblings, the YZF-R15 and the YZF R3.
Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. The engineers at Yamaha had a new challenge ahead of them: to create the new generation of street rumblers with a bigger engine and better dynamics. This led to the birth of the FZ25 and here is our attempt to declassify it.
2017 Ducati Multistrada 950
We all know that Ducati is one such motorcycle maker which makes machines straight from the heart. Each and every motorcycle in the stable of Ducati speaks of some purpose which is beautifully blended with the pinch of hardcore passion. One such revolutionary step was taken by Ducati when it first previewed the Multistrada in front of the world. Out of all the motorcycles from Ducati, the Multistrada proved out to be the most practical motorcycle which still doesn’t miss out on the specific Ducati principles.
However, the current generation Multistrada 1200 is a bit intimidating and out-of-reach for a majority of buyers, due to its big 1200cc engine and large dimensions, especially for riders who are new to the big bike world. It seems that Ducati has understood this fact, which is why it has come up with the all-new Multistrada 950, the all-new model in the family of adventure motorcycles from Ducati.
Introduced as an entry level adventure motorcycle from Ducati, the Multistrada 950 is the most affordable and smallest motorcycle in Multistrada family, which is aimed at those riders who are new to two wheeler adventure motoring. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all-new Ducati Multistrada 950:-
2017 KTM RC 200
The Austrian Orange launched the RC editions of the Duke series in 2014 and gave it full fairings and a different riding dynamics to their Duke counterparts. It handled much sharper and gave the rider better confidence due to the more sporty riding position than the upright in the Duke.
For 2017, KTM updated their RC range, both the 390 and the 200, giving them an edge from the other contenders in the segment. While the 390 received better visual cues and better mechanical equipment, the RC 200, however, was updated with only new liveries and a paint job.