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Mahindra KUV 100

mahindra-kuv100

Renown Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has announced launch of its upcoming first ever hatchback car KUV 100. Mahindra & Mahindra is known as one of the major utility vehicle manufacturer in India . With KUV100 Mahindra will mark  its presence in small car segment for the first time. It is supposed to hot market with two powertrain options Gasoline as well as diesel.

It carries Mahindra’s usual aggressive styling and front looks with grille style carried forward from XUV and TUV .

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Name Stands For Kompact Utility Vehicle (KUV)
Status Coming Soon (Launching on 15th Jan 2016)
Body Type Utility Vehicle
Country of Assembly India
Country of Manufacture India
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years or 100,000 km
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 1198 cc
Engine Description mFALCON D75, Turbocharged CRDe (Common Rail Diesel Engine)
Maximum Power 77 bhp @ 3,750 rpm
Maximum Torque 190 Nm @ 1,750-2,250 rpm
No. of Cylinders 3
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission/Gearbox 5-speed
Emission Standard BSIV
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 6 (3+3 seating configuration)
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension Double Wishbone Front Suspension
Rear Suspension Rigid Axle Multi-Link Rear Suspension
WHEELS & TYRES
Alloy Wheels  yes
Spare Wheel  yes
Tubeless Tyres  yes
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Bottle Holder  yes
Anti-glare Mirrors  yes
Ashtray  yes
Steering Mounted Controls  yes
Trunk Room Light  yes
Power Outlet  yes
Rear Parcel Shelf  yes
Air Conditioner  yes
Power Steering  yes
Rear Defogger  yes
Power Windows  yes
MID (Multi Information Display)  yes
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body Coloured Outside Mirrors  yes
Body Coloured Door Handles  yes
B Pillar Black Out Tape  yes
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Electrically Adjustable
Roof Rails  No
INTERIOR FEATURES
Map Pockets  yes
Glove Box  yes
Dual Tone Interiors  yes
Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror  yes

 

EXPECTED PRICE
5,00,000 INR (Expected)

Most Awaited Cars In India 2016

India is one of the fastest growing automotive hub across the globe , launching 100’s of new models every year. 2015 was dominated with launches like Mahindra TUV 300 , Hyundai Creta , Maruti Suzuki Baleno , Honda City Diesel , Honda Mobilio , Renault KWID. Similar kind of lined of big launches is expected in upcoming year. Few of the most awaited launches for upcoming year are

    1.)                              Audi Q7

Audi Q7

The newest iteration of the Audi Q7 luxury SUV should make its way into Indian markets sometime at the end of this year. The German manufacturer put its gargantuan offering on a heavy diet to improve performance and managed to shed a whopping 325kg by the clever use of weight saving measures one of which was the use of aluminium and ultra-high strength steel in the Audi Q7’s chassis. The flagship Audi SUV will be available in both diesel and petrol with a diesel plug-in hybrid in the offing as well. All engine types will be available with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and Quattro system as standard.

In terms of design, the new Audi Q7 is a lot more angular with sharp lines replacing the soft curves of its predecessors. It also features a new front grille, rectangular exhausts, and a redesigned minimalist-themed cabin.
Expected Launch: December, 2015

Expected Price:  65 lakh – 80 lakh

2. )                Volkswagen Beetle

2015 Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most recognizable designs in automotive history ever since production began in 1938. It started off as an affordable and bare basic mode of transport but eventually evolved into a hot-hatchback, packed to the brim with features and new technology. The second generation Beetle was launched in India in 2009 but was greeted with muted success owing to its high price tag. However considering the sudden flurry of people opting to spend big on hot-hatches, Volkswagen will be hoping to ensnare a portion of that market with the imminent launch of the third generation Beetle.

The new Volkswagen Beetle features a longer bonnet, newly designed head-lamps with LED DRLs, and is lower than its predecessor which gives it a sportier look. Expect it to directly compete against the Fiat 500 and Mini Cooper.

Expected Launch: December, 2015

Expected Price: 20 lakh – 25 lakh

3.)            Mahindra S101 Mini SUV

Mahindra-S101

The home-grown automaker, Mahindra & Mahindra, is currently working on a range of new products for India which includes three compact SUVs and an MPV. The one we are talking about is the mini SUV –S101 (code-name) – that will take on the Ford EcoSport and other upcoming sub-compact SUVs. The S101 will be built upon a new monocoque platform which will also be used for other upcoming Mahindra vehicles. Since it will be an entry-level SUV, the S101 will be a sub-4 metre vehicle. Powering the vehicle could be the same 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engine that does duty to the Quanto.

Expected Launch: Festive Season

Expected Price: 4.5 lakh – 6 lakh

Engine: 1.2-litre diesel & 1.2 -litre Gasoline

4. )                        Skoda Superb

2015 Skoda Superb

Czech carmaker Skoda is all set to bring the new-look Superb to Indian shores. Updated features include Skoda’s new look butterfly grille, a more angular design language, sharp crystalline shaped head-lamps with DRLs, and LED tail-lamps. The cabin has been worked on as well with the addition of an improved audio system, high-quality plastics and more interior space thanks to its 28mm longer wheelbase.

The new Skoda Superb is based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform resulting in the car weighing 75kg less than its predecessor. Visibly, the car takes a bunch of design cues from the Skoda Vision C concept which was showcased at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Superb will be available in both petrol and diesel with 3 different gearbox options (depending on engine choice) including two automatics and one manual.

Expected Launch: Mid 2016

Expected Price: 24 lakh – 29 lakh

5. )                              Tata Zica 

Tata-Zica-Sport-rendering

Tata is in no mood to leave any stones upturned in a bid to reclaim its position in the market. In the last year or so, Tata brought the Zest and Bolt, and it’s now planning to launch a small hatchback and an affordable sub-compact sedan. Codenamed as the Kite hatchback and Kite sedan, the new cars will replace the Indica eV2 and Indigo eCS respectively in the Indian market. Since both the vehicles are already on test in India, expect them to be launched come in the next couple of months.
Powering the Tata Kite twins will be a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder diesel engine. While the 1.2-litre petrol unit will be an all new engine, the 1.05-litre, 3-cylinder mill will be a downsized version of Tata’s 1.4-litre DiCOR diesel engine.

Expected Launch: End 2015 or Early 2016

Expected Price: Zica Hatchback – 2.5 lakh – 4 lakh;  Zica sedan – 3 lakh – 4.5 lakh

Engine options: 1.2-litre petrol, 1.05-litre diesel

6. )      Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Following its resounding international success, Tata Motors owned Land Rover is preparing to launch the face-lifted version of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque in India by 19 November, 2015. Updates include a redesigned front bumper with big air-scoops, LED head-lamps, all new alloy design, better seats and an improved multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen display.

On the technology front, the new Range Rover Evoque has been fitted with the All-Terrain Progress Control (ATPC) System borrowed from its bigger Range Rover cousins and a newly developed Ingenium TD4 engine which weighs 20-30kg lesser than the outgoing model. A turbocharged Si4 petrol unit will also be available. It also features a lane-driving assistant, an autonomous emergency braking system and a system to detect and prevent driver drowsiness.

Expected Launch: 19 November, 2015

Expected Price: 50 lakh – 75 lakh

7.)                  Ford Endeavour

New Ford Endeavour

Unveiled earlier this year, the new-generation Ford Endeavour will go on sale in several markets this year including India. The new model will be based on Ford‘s Edge design philosophy and will be more upmarket than its predecessor. In order to improve the vehicle’s off-roading capabilities, the company has built it on a new ladder frame chassis.

While the global model of the vehicle will be offered with two engine options, a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel and a 3.2-litre, 5-cylinder diesel unit, the Indian model might continue to feature the existing 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre diesel units.

Expected Launch: November, 2015

Expected Price: 22 lakh – 28 lakh

8. )                        Toyota Innova

2016 Toyota Innova

The 2016 Indian Auto Expo will see the launch of the long awaited new-look Toyota Innova. The updated model is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and is lighter than the outgoing version.

The new Toyota Innova features a completely re-done front end with swept back head-lamps, a new front grille, LED DRLs and new fog-lamps while the rear end gets a new bumper along with updated tail-lamp clusters.

Inside the cabin, the new Toyota Innova will include a host of bells and whistles including an intelligent touchscreen multimedia system with inbuilt navigation. Power will be provided either by a 2.0-litre petrol or a newly developed 2.4-litre diesel engine unit which put out 137bhp and 147bhp respectively. Transmission is provided by a manual gearbox for both engines with a 6-speed automatic gearbox available on diesel variants.

Also Read: All You Need to Know About Toyota Innova 2016

Expected Launch – Early/Mid 2016

Expected Price10 lakh – 16 lakh

Engine: 2.0-litre petrol, 2.4-litre diesel

9. )          Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Diesel

Maruti Alto 800 diesel

After the launch of its Celerio diesel hatchback, Maruti Suzuki India is planning to bring in the diesel version of its top-seller Alto 800 as well. Set to launch by the end of this calendar year, the Maruti Alto 800 diesel will become the country’s most affordable diesel car. It will feature the same 793cc, two-cylinder diesel units that is good for 47bhp and 125Nm. While the Celerio diesel is claimed to return around 27.62km/l of mileage, the Maruti Alto 800 might return even better mileage thanks to its lighter weight.

Expected Launch: December, 2015

Expected Price: Around 4 lakh

10.)                         Honda BR-V

Honda BR-V

Japanese manufacturing giant Honda is ready to enter the red-hot compact SUV segment in India by confirming that the Honda BR-V will indeed be launched sometime in 2016. The BR-V’s form is visibly based on the extended Brio platform and features multiple design elements borrowed from Honda’s current range of vehicles such as the Mobilio, Jazz and City. Capable of seating 7, the compact SUV will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.

The Honda BR-V is expected to be powered by the same set of engines that drive other Honda offerings like the City and Jazz. Engine options should include a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic transmission box. We expect it to be launched at or around the time of the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.

Expected Launch – Early/Mid 2016

Expected Price8 lakh – 10 lakh

Engine – 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol, 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel

Honda Civic 2016

 

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OVERVIEW

One of the biggest Japanese automaker Honda has established its presence in india , known mostly for luxury cars. In year 1999 , Honda civic was launched , which got a overwhelming response as a luxury sedan in Indian market though there were fewer cars to compete in that segment. Present day Indian automotive luxury segment has many vehicles to compete , in this era of tough competition Honda is once again ready to launch new version of Honda civic which will get Diesel variant too.

EXTERIOR

Honda civic exterior

Honda Civic 2016 is completely evolved version of earlier luxury sedan.  The newer version gets chrome slab in front , honeycomb front radiator grill and day running led lights. It also gets power adjusted ORVMs with body colored shade and integrated indicators into it. Power moon-roof , 16 inch alloy wheels , clear lens rear lights , a new stylish rear bumper with chrome slab. Fair ground clearance of 170mm and turning radius of 5.4 metres with a world class ride makes it true luxury sedan.

INTERIOR

2015 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Interior of Honda Civic is up to level where it can be called a true luxury sedan in terms of aesthetics , comfort and space. It has leather trimmed interiors, adjustable seats with heated front seats, height adjustable driver’s seat, reclining front and fold-down rear seatbacks, adjustable head restraints and adjustable front seat-belt anchors, i-MID with 5-inch LCD screen showing average fuel economy and speed indicator, clock, Bluetooth Hands Free Link, customizable feature settings, Digital odometers, trip-meters and fuel-mileage indicators, elapsed time and exterior temperature indicator, Miles-To-Empty indicator, Maintenance Minder System, Rear-view camera with guidelines, Pandora compatibility, SMS Text Message Function, Turn-By-Turn indicators and welcome screen, a powerful AC with Automatic Climate Control System and Air-Filtration System, Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition, FM Traffic and Multi-angle Rear-view camera with guidelines.

POWERTRAIN

Honda Civic 2015 has a powerful 1798cc, 1.8L, In-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve SOHC i-VTEC, Aluminium-alloy cylinder head, Drive-by-Wire throttle system, Eco Assist System, MPFI, Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer based petrol engine. It generates a maximum power of 140 bhp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 174 Nm at 4300 rpm and has both five speed manual as well automatic gearbox transmission. It has a compression ratio of 10.6:1 and bore and stroke of 81mm and 87.3mm respectively. It also has an ECON button which upon pushing makes the engine operate in more environmental friendly way. It has a good average mileage of 13.2kmpl. Honda will also add a diesel engine to this model after few months of its launching.

SAFETY FEATURES

New Honda Civic is loaded with safety features like ABS , EBD , BA ,Dual-stage multiple-threshold front SRS Airbags, 3-point seat belts at all seating positions with Automatic Tensioning System at front seats, SmartVent front side Airbags, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children(LATCH) rear seat mounting system, side curtain Airbags with Rollover sensor, Tire Pressure Monitoring System(TPMS), Vehicle Stability Assist(VSA) with Traction Control, driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt reminder and child-proof rear door locks.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 1798 cc
Maximum Power 118 Bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque 300 Nm @ 3000 rpm
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission/Gearbox 6-Speed Manual Gearbox
Emission Standard ULEV-2/PZEV
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System  
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage (City) 12.6 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Highway) 16.51 kmpl (approx.)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4556 mm
Overall Width 1752 mm
Overall Height 1435 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance 170 mm
Turning Radius 5.40 metres
Front Headroom 962.6 mm
Rear Headroom 919.4 mm
Front Legroom 1066.8 mm
Rear Legroom 919.48 mm
Front HipRoom 1282.7 mm
Rear HipRoom 1305.5 mm
Front Track 1498 mm
Rear Track 1521 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5 (2 + 3)
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension Multi-Link Rear Suspension, Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension Multi-Link Rear Suspension, Stabilizer Bar
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 195/65 R15
Rear Tyre 195/65 R15
Alloy Wheels  Yes
Wheels 17″ Alloys
Spare Wheel Compact Spare Tyre T135/80 D15 99M
Tubeless Tyres
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
One Touch Triple Turn Signal  Yes
Steering Mounted Controls Yes (Cruise / Audio / Phone / i-MID / Navigation)
Trunk Room Light  Yes
Power Outlet Yes (Front 12V Power Outlet)
Rear AC Vents Yes (Rear-Seat Heater Ducts)
Remote Fuel Filler  Yes
Centre Console With Cup Holder Yes (Center Console with Sliding Armrest and Storage Compartment)
Hands-free Bluetooth  Yes
Vanity mirror Yes (Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Mirrors)
Variable Intermittent Wipers  Yes
Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Climate Control)
Rear Seat (Split) Yes (60/40 Split)
Keyless Entry  Yes
Power Steering Yes (Motion-Adaptive Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS), (Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column)
Rear Defogger Yes (Rear Window Defroster with Timer)
Engine Start/Stop Button Yes (ECON Button, ECON Mode Indicator)
Audible Headlight-on Reminder  Yes
Clutch Foot Rest Driver’s Footrest
Power Windows Yes (Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s Window)
Remote Boot Release  Yes
MID (Multi Information Display) Yes (i-MID with 5-Inch LCD Screen and Customizable Feature Settings) (Welcome Screen)
EXPECTED PRICE
16,00,000 INR

Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2015

Baleno Main image

OVERVIEW

Maruti Suzuki , leading indian auto maker has entered premium hatch segment with Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Premium hatch segment is dominated by Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz in indian market but Maruti being market leader in hatch segment will be  eyeing market shares in premium segment with this eye catching product. Formerly known as YRA concept , elegant all new Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2015 was launched in Oct 2015 and will be available exclusively in NEXA dealerships , targeted for premium customers.

 

EXTERIOR

Baleno exterior

The car looks a bit like a modified swift from the front side. It has gained some weight (feels like obtained from its dimensions) and seems to be broader, longer and completely designed from every single perspective you can have, with a top quality feel, even when seen from far. The front side side grill seems to be cheerful, leading to a lesser agressive and delightful car, matching everyone’s need, regardless of his/her age. The style seems very relaxing and creates a indicate on each center. The rear design seems to be simple, displaying the peacefulness of the amazing style by Maruti Suzuki. This top quality hatch guarantees to bring the real meaning of comfort back and its extensive body style will help the Baleno to be true to its desired fucntion. The fluidic style terminology creates it an unique product from Maruti Suzuki line-up.

 

INTERIOR

baleno interior

The best premium feel of Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes from its interior. The top quality experience would be given to your eyes by means of elegant interior components, to the hearing senses by means of a top-notch Smartplay infotainment system and quieter cabin. The same experience comes to your body with the automated air conditioner, offering the best air around the area. Each of your trips would be a tale for whole life. Maruti Suzuki has organized for the best hatchback driving experience and you may be a extremely pleased aspect of the new beginning. Most elements being used are automated, just concentrating directly onto your comfort. The chairs, mirrors, steering and each electrical element has promised to make your drive as easy as possible. The interior is very spacious this time.

SAFETY FEATURES

Maruti Suzuki has been quite cautious for the safety of the travelers in all the new offering for the nation. Baleno gets dual safety bags and ABS with EBD conventional across all the versions of the car. It has been made 100 kg less heavy than the swift and yet reaches a 10 % more firm framework than the Instant. It gets seat belt pre-tensioners and power limiters, back windshield wiper and appliance with defogger, automatic dimming within back perspective reflection and many more protection measures on the list.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Status Launched
Body Type Hatchback
Country of Assembly India
Country of Manufacture India
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 1248 cc
Engine Description DDiS, 4 cyl, 16-valve
Maximum Power 74 Bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm
No. of Cylinders 4
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission/Gearbox 5-Speed Manual Gearbox
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage (Certified) 27.39 kmpl
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 3995 mm
Overall Width 1745 mm
Overall Height 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2520 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance 170 mm
Kerb Weight 960-985 kg
Turning Radius 4.9 metres
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Boot Space 339 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension McPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam
Parking Brakes Yes (Metal finish tipped parking brake)
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 195/55 R16
Rear Tyre 195/55 R16
Alloy Wheels  Yes
Full Wheelcaps  Yes
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Luggage Lamp Yes (Luggage room illumination)
Steering Mounted Controls Yes (Steering mounted audio control)
Air Conditioner Auto AC
Rear Seat (Split) Yes (60:40 Rear seat Split)
Keyless Entry Remote keyless entry
Power Steering Tilt & Telescopic steering
Rear Defogger  Yes
Rear Washer & Wiper  Yes
Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror  Yes
Power Windows Yes (Front & Rear power windows, auto up power window driver + Pinch guard power window (Driver)
Accessory Socket Yes (Front and rear accessory socket)
EX-SHOWROOM PRICE
 4,99,000 –  8,11,000

Crossover From Maruti – Maruti Suzuki SX4 S Cross

 

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One of the highly awaited car from Indian manufacturer was showcased earlier this month at IIFA awards. Cloned from much successful sedan SX4 , S cross has similar looks and is built on same platform. S cross it expected to hit Indian market upto next month. S cross will give tough competition to SUV’s and Cross over likes of Ford Ecosport , Upcoming Hyundai Creta , Renault Duster & Nissan Terrano.

Interior 

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Interiors looks spacious at first sight . Dashboard carries essence of Maruti interiors just like other cars of theirs. Though a attempt seems to be done on refreshing the basic swift interiors but it fails to prove a eye catching design. you wont find anything out of the box though interior can be rated as ‘decent’.  with a drive selector add on which will reflect on 4 x 4 vehicles will differentiate  S cross’s interior from other Maruti cars. Car has been designed for 5 passengers where 3 can seat comfortably in second row & and a lot of boot space.

Exterior

S cross rear

S cross is designed as a  clean Cross over but to Indian minds at first glance looks much similar to earlier sedan from Maruti Sx4. With much similar head lights , just day time LED being add on , while rear gets a sharp look and classy triangular back lights. A lot of plastic will be seen across the lower circumference of the vehicle making it look more of Soft SUV .The side profile has changed slightly from the previous vehicle with the roofline being altered slightly. At the back, the S-Cross SX4 retains a similar profile as the outgoing vehicle but now gets sharper features including a new design for the tail lamps. The silver and black cladding can be seen here too and runs the length of the rear bumper. Suzuki has also fitted roof rails but in India we expect that they will offer a career as an optional extra.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Status Available/On-Sale
Tagline The Premium Crossover
Body Type Crossover
Country of Assembly India
Country of Manufacture India
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years or 40,000 kms (whichever is earlier from the date of purchase of vehicle)
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 1598 cc
Engine Description 1598cc, 4-cylinder, DOHC, DDiS 320
Maximum Power 118 BHP @ 3750 RPM
Maximum Torque 320 Nm @ 1750 RPM
Bore x Stroke 79.5 x 80.5 mm
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission/Gearbox 6-speed manual gearbox
Drivetrain 2WD
Emission Standard BS IV
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed (kmph) 210
Mileage (Combined) 14 kmpl (approx.)
Mileage (Certified) 22.7 kmpl
0-100 kmph 11.3 secs (approx.)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4300 mm
Overall Width 1765 mm
Overall Height 1590 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance 180 mm
Kerb Weight 1250-1275 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1740 kg
Turning Radius 5.2 metres
Front Track 1535 mm
Rear Track 1505 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space 353 litres
Boot Space (Folded Rear Seats) 810 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Solid Disc
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam with coil spring
Parking Brakes Yes (Chrome Tipped Parking Brake Lever)
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 205/60 R16
Rear Tyre 205/60 R16
Alloy Wheels  Optional
Spare Wheel  Yes
Tubeless Tyres  Yes
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Key In Reminder  Yes
Luggage Lamp Yes (Luggage Room Illumination)
Reading Lamp Yes (Front Map Lamp)
Steering Mounted Controls Yes (Audio Control)
Steering Mounted Calling Controls  Yes
Cabin Filter Yes (Dust & Pollen Filter)
Rear AC Vents  Yes
Remote Fuel Filler  Yes
Vanity mirror Yes (Driver & Co-Driver side with vanity mirror lamps)
Rear Parcel Shelf Yes (Dual Side Operable Parcel Tray)
Air Conditioner Automatic
Glove Box Damper  Yes
Rear Seat (Split) 60:40 split rear seats
Keyless Entry  Yes
Power Steering Tilt & Telescopic
Rear Defogger  Yes
Engine Start/Stop Button  Yes
Rear Washer & Wiper  Yes
Cruise Control  Yes
Audible Headlight-on Reminder  Yes
Clutch Foot Rest  Yes
Rain Sensing Wipers Yes (Rain Sensing Auto Wiper)
Power Windows Yes (Driver Side Auto UP/DOWN Window with anti Pinch)
Remote Boot Release  Yes
Accessory Socket Yes (Front & Luggage Room Accessory Socket)
Sliding and Reclining 2nd Row of Seats  Yes
MID (Multi Information Display) Yes (TFT Information Display)

 

EX-SHOWROOM PRICE
 8,34,000 –  13,74,000

Most Fuel Efficient Car – Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Celerio Mainb

OVERVIEW 

One of the most selling compact car India from Maruti Suzuki get a new power house which claims to be most fuel efficient engine ever in  India. Celerio has hit the Indian market with Diesel version of engine. Available only in petrol version till date maruti celerio  is being launched with 0.8L Diesel engine which claims a whooping mileage of 27.6 kmpl.

Maruti suzuki is first in India to introduce 800 cc Diesel engine in passenger car segment. The already in production variant of celerio is powered with 1.0 L petrol engine.

EXTERIOR

celerio side view

There is no change in trims for this as this new diesel variant of maruti celerio. Same sleek and compact looks will be continued for celerio.The exterior of Maruti Celerio gives a stylish and attractive look while maintaining a sporty stance. It is a well sculpted hatchback which includes a superbly illuminated headlamp cluster with wrap around headlights and separate casing for the parking light, a large air dam which merges well with the front grille and has an inverted curve to its lower end, striking bumper with single fog lamps, stylish front radiator grille with twin chrome slats and Suzuki logo in the middle, a sporty hood with clamshell effect, a small antenna at its front above the windscreen, wider doors, two parallel running character lines at its side, one of which runs along the shoulder, starts at the fender and goes upwards towards the rear window, body colored and internally adjustable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, bright side indicators on its fenders, chunky rear bumper, a rear tailgate which can only be accessed from the outside, tall tail lamps, a large rear windscreen with top mounted brake light, chromed pull type door handles (body colored in case of the top variant Zxi), rear wiper, washer and defogger for the top Zxi variant, rear spoiler with LED brake lights for Zxi variant, 13-inch wheels for the base variant LXi and 6-spoke silver colored alloy wheels with flowing type 14-inch radials for middle VXi and top Zxi variant and a stylish middle crease line in the rear that runs through the tail lamp along the boot door. This marvellous hatchback has a length of 3600mm, a width of 1600mm and a height of 1560mm as its dimensions and has a large wheelbase of 2425mm for a stable and comfy ride.

INTERIOR

Celerio Interior

 

The interior of Maruti Celerio is also an outstanding one with a lot of comfortable and eye-catching features which includes comfy single-piece front seats, dual-toned interior design, as much as 15 utility spaces which includes two front cup holders, a bottle holder behind the handbrake and on each rear door, a boot space capacity of 235 liters which is remarkable, a large dashboard, a U-shaped central console surrounded by a chrome bezel that houses a music player and the air-con controls, a good combination of black and beige, nicely positioned gear shift lever, fairly large glovebox, forward folding 60:40 split rear seats, all seats with integrated headrests, a good air conditioning system, a leather covered electronic power steering wheel(with audio and Bluetooth telephony controls and tilt-adjustment for Zxi variant), a rear parcel shelf, central locking and power windows for middle VXi variant, height adjustable seats for Zxi variant and a good quality music system with USB, Aux-in, Bluetooth and speakers which can also connect with your mobile or iPod.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION 

The Celerio diesel is powered by the DDiS 125 engine, which is a two-cylinder 793 cc unit capable of 47 bhp at 3,500 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Celerio diesel claims 27.62 km/l in the ARAI tests, thus clinching the title of India’s most fuel efficient diesel passenger vehicle.

SPECIFICATIONS

VEHICLE
Body type                Compact sedan
Country of Manufacture                India
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement               793 cc
Engine Descriotion              DDiS 125 engine
No. Of Cylinders              2
Peak Power           47 hp @ 4000 rpm
Peak Torque         125 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Fuel          Diesel
Transmission         5 Speed Manual
DIMENSION
Length          3600 mm
Width         1600 mm
Height        1560 mm
Wheel base         2425 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity         5 ( 2+3)
No. of Rows         2
No. of Doors         5
Boot Space        235 L
OTHER FEATURES
Power Steering       Yes
Front Fog Lamps       Yes
Adjustable Driver Seats       Yes ( Manual)
Engine Immobilizer       Yes
Air bags       1
Rear view Camera      No
PRICE ( INR )
 Celerio diesel LDi – Rs 4.65 lakh 
 Celerio diesel VDi – Rs 4.95 lakh
 Celerio diesel ZDi – Rs 5.25 lakh
 Celerio diesel ZDi (O) – Rs 5.71 lakh

Masterpiece From Hyundai – Hyundai CRETA

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OVERVIEW

Hyundai has come up with another Masterpiece after creating tremendous impact by launching elite i20 in Indian market.  Much talked about upcoming compact SUV from Hyundai was known as ix25 earlier. CRETA was showcased by Korean manufacturer in Shanghai Auto show for the first time recently.

At first glance creta successfully looks to comply with fluidic design philosophy of korean major auto manufacturer. Creta’s design looks to be carried forward from Santa Fe and too much extent Creta looks to be a scaled version of Hyundai Santa Fe. Creta is expected to hit Indian roads later this month. The company elaborates that the name Creta was selected because the ‘pronunciation of Creta evokes welcome similarities with the term creative’. This name will be used in other markets as well.

Creta side view

EXTERIOR

Hyundai has done commendable job on Creta’s design front. SUV carries the charm of Santa Fe & Verna along with Fluidic design. Beautifully designed front head lamps with diamond like studded leds , appealing design of fog lamps , three row chromed front grille , well designed tail lamp somewhat similar to elite i20 combined with sharp looks and alloy wheels gives upper hand compared to rivals.

Hyundai Creta Interior

INTERIOR

The car gets trendy all black and spacious interior. Its practicality can be judged with its 5-seater arrangement, with no lack of space for every passenger and a considerable boot space for their belongings. The car comes with all up to date features like touchscreen navigation system with USB and AUX compatibility, steering mounted controls and Bluetooth. The availability of automatic temperature control unit makes it a fantastic place to be in extreme weathers, riding to your favorite places of relief. Silver accents into the black interior makes it more appealing than everything else and the feeling of being premium is achieved.

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

Creta will be launched with 1.6 L Gasoline & Diesel power house which is carry forward from much proven Hyundai Verna. The Gasoline version will provide 124 hp of power and torque of 154 Nm coupled with 5 speed transmission , while the diesel version will churn 126 hp of max power and 265 Nm of peak torque. Diesel version  is expected to be more sought for Indian market.

Creta front

 

SPECIFICATIONS

VEHICLE 
Body type    SUV
Country of Manufacture   INDIA
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement  1582 cc
Engine Descriotion  1.6L, DOHC CRDi VGT
No. Of Cylinders  4
Peak Power  126 Bhp @ 4000 rpm
Peak Torque  265 Nm @ 1900 rpm
Fuel  Diesel
Transmission  6 Speed Manual Gearbox
DIMENSIONS
Length  4270 mm
Width  1780 mm
Height  1630 mm
Wheel base  2590 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity  5 (2 + 3)
No. of Rows  2 Rows
No. of Doors  4 Door
Boot Space  NA
OTHER FEATURES
Power Steering  Yes
Front Fog Lamps  Yes
Adjustable Driver Seats  Yes ( Manual )
Engine Immobilizer  Yes
Air bags  Yes
Rear view Camera  Yes

PRICE 

8,50,000 –  11,00,000  INR ( Expected )

New Age XUV 5oo

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Bold new styling. Cutting-edge technology. Premium new interiors. Make way for an all-new predator. Make way for the New Age XUV500. One look at the intimidating cheetah-inspired exterior, and you’ll find it hard to look away. Step in and you’re greeted by luxury so grand, you won’t want to step out again. Beneath the hood, improved dynamic torque delivers driving pleasure on any terrain. And the enhanced suspension gives you superior ride and handling. Brimming with exciting new age technology, the New Age XUV500 has been designed for a whole new experience.

Like in most facelifts, the 2015 Mahindra XUV500 retains its original silhouette which most Mahindra loyalists will be glad about. The major exterior changes are done to enhance its face. Replacing the old body coloured grille is a new black one with chrome inserts, similar to the New Scorpio. And though the headlight shape is unchanged, it gets a re-profiled cluster with a distinct S-shaped LED guide light which imitates day time running lights. But the big change here is the inclusion of cornering light which ensures there’s no surprise around a corner.

Also new is a bolder bonnet with rounded corners and fewer creases, and a muscular new front bumper. Replacing the old round shaped fog lamps are these new L-shaped ones, which have been positioned higher than before. There’s plenty of chrome too, like around the fog lamps and on the new skid plate at the bottom of the front bumper.

Look at the 2015 Mahindra XUV500 facelift from the side and you’ll notice a chrome strip highlighting the SUV’s entire shoulder line. Also new are fresh alloy wheels to complete the sporty theme. The only change at the back is a bolder chrome garnish on the registration plate, which completes the exterior design update.

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Mahindra has also introduced two new body colours for the 2015 XUV500, Sunset Orange (which our test car sports) and Pearl White, apart from the usual five other shade offered before. The design has evolved with time and the changing demands of the customers, and overall it’s not over-the-top and nor does it try too hard to look fresh.

Engine
Type Powerful mHawk 140 Diesel Engine, 5th Generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT)
Cubic Capacity 2179 cc
Max Gross Power 103 kW (140 bhp) @ 3750 rpm
Max Gross Torque 330 Nm @1600-2800 rpm
Gear Box 6 speed synchromesh manual
Tyres P235/65 R17, Radial Tubeless
Suspension Independent Suspension
Front McPherson Type with Anti-Roll Bar
Rear Multilink type with Anti-Roll Bar
Brakes All Disc brakes
Front Disc & Caliper type
Rear Disc & Caliper type
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 litres
Turning Circle Radius 5.6 m
Gross Vehicle Weight 2510 Kg
Vehicle Dimensions
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Overall Width 1890 mm
Overall Length 4585 mm
Overall Height 1785 mm

Aston Martin LAGONDA

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Known for its stylish cars , Aston Martin is back with new looks LAGONDA . This Car has every feature a car should have to be classified as Premuim Luxury Sedan. LAGONDA has big history trailing from 1974 to 1990 when 645 odd number of LAGONDA were made. Cars name is derived from Lagonda Marque that Aston Martin had acquired in 1947.

On 28 February 2015 Aston Martin announced that the luxurious new Lagonda super saloon will be made available, in strictly limited numbers, to more customers around the world.

Aston Martin will now accept orders for the Lagonda Taraf – the latest in a proud line of saloons revered worldwide as ‘the finest of fast cars’ – from prospective owners in more major markets. It is now available to clients in EU legislation-compliant Continental Europe, the United Kingdom and South Africa, with the Lagonda Taraf now re-engineered to be available in either left or right-hand drive.

Initially available only to buyers in the Middle East, where it was launched in Dubai late last year, the Lagonda Taraf is being built in a strictly limited small series of no more than 200 cars.

 

Lagonda

 

Details are scarce right now, but it’s safe to assume the four-door will be based on the Rapide S and ride on a stretched version of its wheelbase. Power is likely to come from the same 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers 558 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. More details should become available later this year.

 

Cheapest Renault In India – Renault KWID

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Renault along with its all new compact hatchback has revealed their intention of growing in India through small car Segment. Today Renault unveiled small compact car with elegant looks named KWID.

The vehicle is an A-segment hatchback which will likely be sold in international markets under the Dacia brand as well, just like the Duster. Renault says the Kwid features SUV styling and construction and combines “generous cabin space with unprecedented features for its segment.”

The Kwid features SUV characteristics such as the short front and rear overhangs and the high ground clearance (180mm or 7in).

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The car is 3,68 meters (144.8in) long and 1.58 meters (62.2in) wide, making it ideal for use in the city. The structured grille design reminds of the Duster, while the headlights incorporate Renault’s new lighting signature including a C-shaped chrome trim. From the side, the car looks similar to the Sandero, while the rear has some Renault Captur influences.

Inside, the Kwid’s dashboard features digital instruments, chrome air vent surrounds and a centrally-positioned Media-Nav navigation/multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen display and Bluetooth connectivity. Renault says there’s plenty of room for five passengers and promises a very spacious boot with “best-in-class load capacity.”

The Kwid is the first Renault-Nissan Alliance model to use the all-new CMF-A platform, but the only information regarding powertrains is that it will be offered with a 0.8-liter petrol unit mated to a five-speed manual in India. The model will launch in India in the second half of 2015 with a price tag of between 3 and 4 lakhs.

KWID Rear