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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hyundai Fuel Cell SUV : 10 Key Things To Know

Hyundai is known for its economical cars with amazing design & features usually otherwise available on high end cars. Recently Hyundi unveiled a Fuel Cell SUV concept at its home Seoul, South Korea. The SUV is slated to be launched next year. Let's dig into what this SUV will potentially offer.



Know 10 Key Things about Hyundai Fuel Cell SUV

a) The SUV will be powered by Hydrogen and might have a range of 800 km.

b) This is first ever fuel cell concept vehicle and an SUV from Hyundai.

c) The commitment of the company is to put its focus on green vehicles.



d) Fuel Cell SUV is yet to be christened and is mostly production ready.

e) The design is inspired by Lexus and is futuristic - interior is simple & elegant looking in comparison to the exterior design with shades of white, silver and grey.

f) SUV features an audio-visual screen integrated into the wide dashboard while  cabin is made of eco-friendly and bio-materials.



g) The front end sports a V-shape grille with a wave-like pattern and looks rather sharp with scimitar-shaped headlamps.

h) The alloys too look rather sporty with its shuriken like design.

Also Read: Jeep Compass - 10 Reason why you should buy it


i) The car will use company's 4th Gen. of hydrogen fuel cell technology.

j) The company aims to provide the SUV with a range of 800 km on a single charge (based on New European Driving Cycle rules) and will produce an output of 161 bhp.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Uber India's 500 Million Rides: 15 Most Interesting Facts

Uber is the first car service which has revolutionized how Indians commute especially in all major cities of India. Recently Uber announced that it has completed 500 million rides in the last four years since the ride-hailing company's debut in the country. There are top 15 most interesting facts that every body should know about Uber services in India.



Top 10 Things To Know About Uber (India).

1. Demand -The demand for Uber, surged by almost 2.5 times between June 2016 and June 2017 now operates in 29 cities in India. 

2. International Market Share - India was the 18th market for the San Francisco-headquartered company when it entered the nation.

3. Number of drivers on platform – There are currently over 450,000 driver partners, or "micro-entrepreneurs," on Uber platform.  

4. Rating & Quality - Over 80 percent of all rides have been rated with a 5-star.

5. Number of riders - Uber didn't disclose exactly how many people in India are registered with the service, but said over five million active riders take at least one ride every week. 

6. Call Stats by TrueCaller: Uber drivers and its users totalled to 39 million calls last year.

7. Earnings: How drivers are compensated - Over 80 percent of its drivers in India -- those who are online for more than six hours a day - make between Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 2,500 net a day, after Uber's service fee. 

8. Distance travelled in Uber cabs -  Riders and driver-partners have together travelled over 5.79 billion kilometres (roughly 3.6 billion miles).

9. Popularity of UberPOOL - The carpooling offering from Uber, called UberPOOL, amounts for more than 25 percent of all Uber rides in the country. UberPOOL is at present available in Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Pune.

10. Stats of UberPool – Using UberPOOL service, riders have saved drivers from travelling an additional 48 million kilometres, which according to company's own estimates equals to 62 trips to the moon and back and helped save 2.3 million litres of fuel and emission of over 5.3 million kilograms of carbon dioxide.

11. Shortest and longest trips- The shortest trip on Uber platform in the country was a journey which stretched only to 0.5 kilometres, while, the longest trip has been 45 kilometres long.

12. Most dedicated driver - Chandigarh-based driver Jaswinder Singh has taken 12,574 trips on Uber's platform so far. Chennai-based driver Raghupathy M is quickly filling the gap, standing at 12,354, according to the latest numbers provided by Uber.

13. Most dedicated rider - A rider from Chennai leads the race with 3,485 trips in India.

14. International travellers prefer Uber - Uber operates in over 650 cities across the world, is unsurprisingly the choice of cab platform among international riders. 

15. Foreign National Using Uber in India- Riders from 94 countries have used Uber in India, visitors from US and Canada have taken the most number of riders in India. i.e.369,003 people from the United States took an Uber ride in India last year.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Review: Moto G5S, Moto G5S Plus With Android 7.1 | Truly Smart

Introduction

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus has been officially unveiled.  'S' in the product names stands for special edition, and starts from EUR 249 ((roughly Rs. 18,900) for G5S and from EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 22,700) for G5S Plus variant. The two smartphones will become available across most countries this month.



Getting to Know More About Moto G5S & G5S Plus

The major USP of new Moto smartphones lies in the camera which sports a 16-megapixel primary rear sensor with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel camera at front with wide-angle lens and LED flash support. Moto G5S Plus comes with a dual camera setup at the back, with two 13-megapixel sensors, and an 8-megapixel front camera with wide-angle lens and LED flash support.

Also Read: InFocus Turbo 5 - Quick Review in 60 Seconds


Build And Quality:


1) Processor & RAM: G5S comes with a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC clocked at up to 1.4GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM offered coupled with 32 GB Storage, while G5S Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC clocked at up to 2.0GHz and is offered in 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. Both variants are explandable upto 128 GB with SD card.

2) Display: G5S comes with a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display while Plus variant comes with a bigger 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display.



3) Connectivity: G5S offers options including 4G LTE connectivity, Micro-USB, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and 3.5mm headphone jack while G5S Plus come simliar specs too.

4) Battery: Both phones comes with 3000mAh battery and however G5S Plus sports a TurboPower feature that provides users with 5 hours of power with just 15 minutes of charging.

5) Scanner: Only Plus variants come with Fingerprint scanner embedded in the front-mounted oval-shaped home button.



6) OS: Both the phones runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.

7) Camera:  G5S  features a 16-megapixel primary rear sensor with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a 5-megapixel camera at front with wide-angle lens and LED flash support. G5S Plus features a dual camera setup at the back, with two 13-megapixel sensors, and an 8-megapixel front camera with wide-angle lens and LED flash support.

8) SIM: Both the phones will be made available with dual-SIM configuration in select markets.

9) Body: The Moto G5S will be made available in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colours.

General Observation & Verdict:


Moto Phones are sturdy and powerful. They have always impressed us. However, we will have to wait for their official India launch. Pricing needs to be more competitive now on since there is a stiff competition will likes of Lenovo, Nokia, Samsung, Oppo and Vivo.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Range Rover Velar - Most Beautiful SUV | 10 Things to Know

The new Range Rover Velar is world’s most beautiful SUV which is all set for its launch in India on September 21 this year. The new Range Rover Velar will come both in petrol and diesel engines. However will this SUV dent the existing high end luxury segment, lets read more on it.


10 Key Things To Know About Range Rover Velar

1) Velar’s diesel engine will be offered in two variants.

2) More powerful variant will be a 3-litre V6 engine that makes 296 bhp of peak power and 700Nm of peak torque.



3) Lesser powered diesel variant will be a 2-litre 4-cylinder Ingenium unit that makes 177 bhp and 430 Nm of peak power.

4) Both engines comes with a eight speed gearbox and all-wheel-drive.



5) Talking about Petrol Variant, it will only have one petrol engine option for Indian buyers i.e. 2-litre motor Ingenium engine offering 246 bhp and 265 Nm of torque.

6) The new SUV features coupe like roofline with a very wide and muscular stance while still staying true to the Range Rover design philosophy.



7) Velar will sport LED headlamps, large 20-inch wheels and a two tone colour choice.

8) Velar will be available in a range of variants starting from the S to the SE and the top spec HSE.



9) Velar will come with two large centrally mounted touchscreens, one for the infotainment and one for functions like climate control.

10) Velar offers two options of interior - standard leather interior or the infinitely cooler microfiber interior package.


Verdict

The Range Rover Velar in India compete with range of SUVs from the likes of the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Volvo XC90 and will be priced under the Rs 1 Crore mark.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Best Petrol Cars under 7 Lacs - A Complete Guide

If you are a city commuter who travels around 20-30 KM a day, most of the auto gurus will recommend a Petrol car over a diesel one. However if you are running on a tight budget, the choices become trickier. Today we are going to recommend most affordable yet powerful and durable urban city cars under Rs. 7 Lacs.

Also Read: Jeep Compass - Made for India


Best Petrol Cars under 7 Lacs:


1. Tata Tigor (Revotron XZ)


Pros -         Very good looking exterior and interiors compact Sedan
                   2 front airbags
                    Comes with a powerful engine & project lamps
                    Manual seat adjustment
                    CD Player with USB & Aux-in (Harmon)
                    Excellent boot space
Cons -  Recently launched and hence not much details available for long term use
Ground Clearance – 170 mm
Boot – 419 Lts
Mileage - 23 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.11 Lacs

2. Ford Aspire (Ford Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium)

Pros -  Good-looking compact sedan
          Loaded with features
            Best-in-segment pricing
            Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
            Fully automatic climate control
Cons - Fuel efficiency bit low when compared to the competition
Ground Clearance – 174 mm
Boot – 359 Lts
Mileage - 18.6 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.13 Lacs

3. Volkswagen Ameo (Volkswagen Ameo Trendline 1.2L (P))


 Pros -  ABS and airbags as standard
            Impressive ARAI-claimed mileage figures
Cons – This is a base model
          After sales service is expensive
          Looks from the rear angle
            Rear seats are cramped
            Multi function steering missing
            Audio system missing
Ground Clearance – 165 mm
Boot – 330 Lts
Mileage - 19 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 5.69 Lacs


Also Read: Guide to buy Second Hand/ Preowned Car in India 


4. Suzuki Dzire (Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI 2017 model)


  Pros -  Impressive Mileage
             Best-in-segment safety features
Cons – Dzire is more popular with taxi owners
             Suzuki stated that this model will not be used for Taxi purpose
             Same old Dzire engine
Ground Clearance – 163 mm
Boot – 378 Lts
Mileage - 22 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.27 Lacs

5. Tata Tiago (Tata Tiago Revotron XZ AMT)


Pros -  Ample storage spaces
           Class leading mileage numbers
            Pleasant design in its class
           Automatic Variant
           Best in Class Climate Controls
Cons – Engine noise audible inside the car
           Rear headroom is low
            Best suited car for 4 people only
Ground Clearance – 170 mm
Boot – 240 Lts
Mileage - 24 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 5.58 Lacs

6. Honda Jazz (S Petrol)


Pros - Spacious and better-equipped cabin
          Improved exteriors
          Tried and tested Engine
          Plush interiors and Honda Quality assurance
Cons – Low ground clearance
            Expensive after sales services & parts
             Slightly Expensive
Ground Clearance – 165 mm
Boot – 354 Lts
Mileage - 18.7 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.71 Lacs

7. Ignis (Maruti Suzuki Ignis Delta 1.2 AT)


Pros - Frugal and Practical
          AMT offers great convenience
          Excellent for city conditions
          Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
          CD Player with USB & Aux-in
          Best in class ground clearance
Cons – Somewhat boxy styling may not please all
             Not good looking rear
             Poor Boot space
             Not suitable for long travel due to boot space for sufficient luggage
Ground Clearance – 180 mm
Boot – 260 Lts
Mileage - 20.89 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 5.80 Lacs

Waitlisted Cars under 7 Lacs: Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i20, Mahindra KUV, Suzuki Desire Swift, Honda Brio and Amaze, Toyota Liva and Ford Figo.

Final Observation and Verdict:

The top 3 petrol compact sedans we would recommend are 1) Tata Tigor (Revotron XZ) 2) Suzuki Dzire (2017 VXI Model ) and 3) Ford Aspire (Ford Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium)  while the top 3 petrol hatch-backs are 1) Tata Tiago AMT 2) Suzuki Ignis AMT and 3) Honda Jazz ( S Petrol).

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Jeep Compass - 10 Key Things To Know | Price & Verdict




Jeep India’s most anticipated entry-level SUV called Compass has been launched on July 31, 2017. Jeep dealers have already started accepting bookings for the new Compass at an amount of Rs 50,000 and if rumors are to be believed, the SUV is priced between Rs 14.95 lakh and Rs 20.65 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The price cut is primarily attributed to local manufacturing under Make In India at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plant near Pune. Jeep Compass will be offered in three trims (Sports, Longitude and Limited) and five colour options. Will get two engine options and two transmission option.Let us explore top 10 key things you should know about Jeep Compass 2017.
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Also Read: Jeep Cherokee India - A quick review

10 Key Things To Know About Jeep Compass


1. Extremely plush - The ski grey interiors deliver this experience, owing to the use of the choicest of leather and impeccable seat design, in order to offer maximum comfort even in the toughest terrains. The Jeep® Compass offers two more interior options.



2. Active Drive with Selec-Terrain® - Active Drive engages when traction is needed to deliver the signature Jeep® capability. The Active Drive system is configured to maximise fuel economy. This system includes the Selec-Terrain® dial, which provides four modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on or off the road, in any weather.



3. Uconnect® Infotainment System - The infotainment on offer includes the signature Uconnect® system on a 7.0 Touchscreen. This gives you control over work and play with the ability to mirror your phone onto the system with *Android Auto and Apple Car play.



4. Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) - The EPB adapts based on the driver's actions. The automatic drive away release system senses if the vehicle is safe to launch and disengages. It also engages automatically when it senses open doors and unbuckled seatbelts while the driver exits the vehicle without engaging the parking brake. The EPB ensures safety leaving you stress-free to enjoy every ride.



5. 7-Speed DDCT - The Jeep® Compass sports a 7-speed Dual Dry Clutch Transmission. This lends split second gear changes which ensure a smooth drive at all speeds while keeping the vehicle fuel efficient.



6. Powerful Engines - When it comes to the engine you can choose between the 2.0 Multijet II diesel engine that drives a force of 173 ps, putting out a torque of 350Nm. Or the 1.4 Multiair Petrol engine that belts out 162 ps with a torque measure250Nm.



7. Hill Start Assist - HSA contributes to the safety of the vehicle and its passengers. In any situation if you find yourself on an incline HSA automatically engages and stops the vehicle from rolling back, giving you a few seconds to accelerate forward.



8. Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel - The leather wrapped steering wheel is one example of this. It provides for comfortable grip and ample feedback while giving the interiors a suave and sporty look. The wheel is also ergonomically designed with audio and phone controls placed in a way that your focus never shifts off the road.



9. Over 50 Safety & Security Features - In addition to a strong body structure the vehicle is equipped with advanced chassis controls including Four-channel Anti-lock Brakes, full function Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Panic Brake Assist, Hydraulic Boost Failure Compensation and Electronic Roll Mitigation. These features enable you to pre-empt any untoward driving situation and minimise damage.



10. Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control - This feature provides for a perfect driving atmosphere. Temperatures can be set separately for the driver as well as the passenger side. Making every drive a comfortable one.



Verdict

The Jeep Compass will compete with the likes of the Tata Hexa, Mahindra XUV500, Toyota Innova and Hyundai SantaFE. The new Jeep Compass will be available in three variants, namely; Sport, Longitude and Limited.  At 14.95 Lacs, its a steal. . However we strongly feel, if you can afford this SUV,  you can blindly go for it.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

InFocus Turbo 5 - Quick Review in 60 Seconds


The affordable smartphone space is heating up in India – thanks to cheap mobile internet availability with launch of Jio few months ago, leading to other key players to drop their prices drastically. Hence now, everyone wants to own a smartphone – majorly for music and videos.  Younger millennials wants to be live on social media all the time and now even tuitions are conducted via apps such as BYUJU. This has led to steep development of high end smartphones yet under affordable bracket to tap the market.

Another mobile company - InFocus unveiled its newest smartphone named Turbo 5 for India.  The phone is powerful as it sports massive 5000mAh battery and  will be exclusively available via Amazon India from July 4 in Mocha Gold and Pure Gold colors. But should you really consider this smartphone – check our quick verdict:

Know 10 Key Things About InFocus Turbo 5:


1) Processor & RAM: The smartphone is powered by  quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC (clocked at 1.3GHz) coupled with Mali T720 MP1 GPU and is powered by 3GB/ 2GB of RAM

2) Storage: Turbo 5 comes in two variants – 16 GB and 32 GB which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB)

3) OS: The smartphone runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat



4) Display: Turbo 5 sports 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass on top

5) Camera: The smartphone brings on a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 apertures

6) Battery: This is the usp of the phone - 5000mAh battery pack that may last upto two days on a single charge, deliver up to 34 days of standby time, 50 hours of continuous music playback, & 23 hours of video calling

7) Unique Features: Smartphone can be utilized as a power bank for charging other devices, thanks to its reverse charging feature; it also offers 4G VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM radio



8) Body & Design: This dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) smartphone comes in an all-metal design with a fingerprint sensor on the back which unlocks the smartphone in 0.5 seconds and it can also be used as shortcuts for selfies and flashlight

9) Vital Stats: Phone is 8.95mm thick, weighs 164 grams, and sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and range sensor

10) Pricing: The phone is priced very competitively at Rs. 6,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB inbuilt storage variant, and Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage variant

Overall Verdict:

This is a very good smartphone at this price considering that it has a very large battery and running on latest Android OS. This can act as your back-up phone especially when you travel frequently – without worrying about recharging it again and again. We rate this phone at 4.5/5 !

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

iPhone 8 Updates- Photos, Specs & Verdict

iPhone 8 is most awaited gadget of 2017. Rumors are strong that smartphone will showcase spectacular specs and features of iOS11. The iPhone will  potentially launch in or after September 2017 however few leaks are already in public domain reflecting what to expect from the new avatar.



10 Key Things To Know About iPhone8


a) The new leak brings re-imagined extracts of the iPhone running on the newly announced iOS 11 and has Bezel-Less Display, Facial Recognition Features which was spotted in HomePod Firmware.

The HomePod's firmware revealed a face unlock feature for the iPhone It has references of "BKFaceDetect," which stands for BiometricKit The codebase also mentions infrared camera.

b) The latest leaks showcases the new Control Center, Lock Screen and Apple Music along with the Messages apps on a bezel-less display.



c) The phone will have no Home Button in the front, and sports a small lip at the top edge to place the earpiece, and front camera sensor.

d) iPhone 8 may also feature a front laser and infrared sensor to bring facial recognition capabilities.



e) Touch ID, will be embedded underneath the display.

f) iPhone 8 is expected to introduce wireless charging capabilities.



g) Camera is going to be major highlight of iPhone 8 – at the back, the vertical dual camera setup is going to be essential for AR capabilities.

h) Apple has almost confirmed that the iPhone 8 will come with AR features, (ARKit released with iOS 11).

i) The new iPhone will have an integrated OLED display, an Apple A11 chip, and a 3D front camera as well.

j) Leaked iPhone 8 dummy models show a stainless steel trim around the edge of a black device. A recent report said that Apple was planning to include an infrared camera for scanning the face of users as well.

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