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Mahindra KUV 100


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 .


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 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
Seating Capacity 6 (3+3 seating configuration)
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension Double Wishbone Front Suspension
Rear Suspension Rigid Axle Multi-Link Rear Suspension
Alloy Wheels  yes
Spare Wheel  yes
Tubeless Tyres  yes
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
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
Map Pockets  yes
Glove Box  yes
Dual Tone Interiors  yes
Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror  yes


5,00,000 INR (Expected)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2015

Baleno Main image


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.



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.



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.


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.


Status Launched
Body Type Hatchback
Country of Assembly India
Country of Manufacture India
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
Mileage (Certified) 27.39 kmpl
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
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 4 Doors
Boot Space 339 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 litres
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Suspension McPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam
Parking Brakes Yes (Metal finish tipped parking brake)
Front Tyre 195/55 R16
Rear Tyre 195/55 R16
Alloy Wheels  Yes
Full Wheelcaps  Yes
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)
 4,99,000 –  8,11,000

Most Fuel Efficient Car – Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Celerio Mainb


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.


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.


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.


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.


Body type                Compact sedan
Country of Manufacture                India
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
Length          3600 mm
Width         1600 mm
Height        1560 mm
Wheel base         2425 mm
Seating Capacity         5 ( 2+3)
No. of Rows         2
No. of Doors         5
Boot Space        235 L
Power Steering       Yes
Front Fog Lamps       Yes
Adjustable Driver Seats       Yes ( Manual)
Engine Immobilizer       Yes
Air bags       1
Rear view Camera      No
 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