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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

All new 2018 Hyundai Santro Launched Starting ₹ 3.89 lakh | Know 10 Key Things

Much anticipated 2018 Hyundai Santro has finally been launched in India with the price tag starting at ₹ 3.89 lakh for the base D-Lite variant and going up to ₹ 5.45 lakh for the top end-loaded Asta variant. Interesting the Sportz CNG variant is the most expensive at ₹ 5.64 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, India). 

Also Read: These are the upcoming Cars & SUVs in Diwali & Christmas

The key aspect about the all-new Hyundai Santro has remained its design. Hyundai states that new Santro is a tall-boy design however the overall angular proportions will flabbergast many. The amount of space and specially the headroom is quite impressive. Let's decode the car in quick 30 seconds.

Know 10 Key Things About New Hyundai Santro 2018 Edition:

1) New Santro is angular in the front while the rear looks nice edgy. 

2) The front fascia gets a smiling wide cascade shaped chrome fringed grille with horizontal slats. 

3) The bonnet is well sculpted with subtle muscular lines on either sides followed by a c-shaped profiling on the side adjoining the front door and the fender.

4) The floating beltline elegantly tapers after the front door and runs through the c-pillar. At an entry level hatch, Santro is not offering fancy fitments like LED DRLs and alloy wheels however it still compliments well with its all new halogen headlamps as standard and 14-inch steel wheels. 

5) The new Santro is powered by all new 1.1-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 68 bhp and 99 Nm of peak torque and is coupled to a five-speed gearbox as standard. There is also a CNG version on offer where the engine will pump 59 bhp and deliver a fuel mileage of 30.48 km/kg, the petrol variant offers 20.3 kmpl.

Also Read: This is best compact SUV of India in 2018. 

6) The new Santro is 45 mm longer than it's older generation and has a wheelbase of 3610 mm.

7) Interiors are all new and Hyundai has upped the game by adding a rear air-con vent in the Santro which is uncommon for an entry level car and none of the competitors offer it currently.

8) Even cabin of the new Santro feels plush by segment standard and offers best-in-class legroom at the rear.

9) The major USP of the new Santro is the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is equipped with smart phone connectivity and supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto. 

10) Santro will offer side airbags as standard while dual airbags are available on the higher variants and the seat belt with pre-tensioners and ABS with EBD are standard across variants. 

Key Metrics: 

General Observation & Verdict:

In the marketplace, the new Hyundai Santro will clash with the Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid 1.0, Datsun Redi-Go 1.0, Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Maruti Suzuki Wagon to name few. We think the pricing is the key which Hyundai has kept quite competitive.

We rate this hatch 4.3 out of 5.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Cars and SUVs coming to India this 2018 festival season: A First Look

With upcoming festive season in India, automakers are all set to unveil their arsenal & to bridge the deficit in sales if any. The buyers looking for new options or upgrade, this is the best time to strike gold. If you are planning to buy new car this season you may find this post quite valuable. Take a quick look.

Releases in October:

Datsun Go, Go+ facelifts 
The Go and Go+ will appear in a new avatar or facelift in October 2018. You may find some big interior changes that make the car look much more plush and may sport touchscreen infotainment system. However, the engine with still remain the same. 

2018 Hyundai Santro
India’s one of the most loved hatch is about to make its comeback with loads of new features such as rear AC vents, a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and a rear parking camera. It will also come in AMT Hybrid version which sports a gearbox mated to 1.1-litre Epsilon petrol engine, which has a claimed fuel efficiency of 20.1kpl. 

Ford Aspire
The new facelift of Ford’s Aspire will feature design cues (like the grille) and features (like a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system) with the Freestyle cross-hatch. The new Aspire comes with a 96hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine and 5-speed manual gearbox and may be in price range of Rs. 7-9 Lakhs.

Mahindra Y400
Much anticipated Mahindra’s upcoming SUV is quite macho thanks to the projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps (DRLs), a slim hexagonal grille, LED fog and cornering lamps at the front, and 20-inch alloy wheel base. It is equally complemented by lush interiors which includes niche leather upholstery and a dual-tone beige-and-black dashboard. The SUV is feature loaded with a 9.2-inch HD screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto a 360-degree camera, a 7.0-inch LCD instrument cluster, a larger sunroof and a smart tailgate. The SUV will be powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder unit that makes 187hp and produces 420Nm torque. There’s also a new 7-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels on higher-spec variants.

New Honda CR-V 
Another SUV which will set its mark during this festive season is all-new CR-V which will showcase seven-seater option for first time; It will be powered by 120hp, 1.6-litre diesel engine. It will also feature 9-speed automatic transmission for the diesel motor. 

Mercedes-AMG G 63
Even luxury brands like Merc is not holding itself back during the festive season. All new Mercedes-AMG’s SUV will highlight all new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 585hp and 850Nm of peak torque. The G 63 has reworked suspension that results in 241mm ground clearance. The G 63 zooms to 100kph in just 4.5sec and has a top speed of 220kph.

Porsche Cayenne 
The all-new, third-gen flagship Porsche SUV will now be available in three engine options – the base version (priced from Rs 1.19 crore) gets a 335hp, 3.0-litre V6 engine, the E-Hybrid (Rs 1.58 crore) gets a 3.0-litre V6 along with a 14.1kWh battery that produces a combined 462hp, and the Cayenne Turbo (Rs 1.92 crore) is powered by a 550hp, 4.0-litre twin-turbo, V8 petrol motor. 

Also Read: This is India most safest compact SUV under Rs. 10 Lakhs

Releases in November:

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 
All new 2ndgeneration Ertiga will come loaded with 105hp, K15B petrol engine and 90hp diesel motor. The new MPV will be marginally larger than the predecessor and is capable of seating seven people with enhanced luxury and comfortability. The new Ertiga have a SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system on higher trims, cooled cupholders and a climate control system. Parking sensors are likely to be standard across the range while top-spec variants are expected with a reverse camera as well.

Isuzu MU-X 
Isuzu will launch the refreshed MU-X on which gets styling tweaks both inside and out, along with more features added to its cabin; engine options are likely to remain unchanged for now.

Mahindra S201 
With new S201 car, Mahindra will introduce many segment-first features on this model, some of which include a panoramic sunroof, four-wheel disc brakes and dual zone automatic control to name a few. Under the hood it will be fitted with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol mill and a 1.5-litre diesel motor.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

iPhone XS vs. Note 9: Which $1,000 phone should you buy

The new iPhone of 2018 is out. And with it’s launch, the comparison to other maker especially with Samsung is out in open. This happens each year and users always want to know who takes the crown this year. For many of us a $1,000 phone may not be as flabbergasting when iPhone first broke the barrier with 2017's iPhone X. But one would wonder, if it is worth spending so much of money when all you need phone in 80% of cases to make calls (voice/video), take picture and surf internet & associated apps. The newly announced iPhone XS and Galaxy Note 9 both start at niche price range but do these phones have to justify the $1,000 price tag? Let’s spill some beans around it.

Key Things To Know About iPhone XS vs Samsung Note 9

a) Display: Note 9 has the larger OLED screen is a clear winner. The iPhone XS and even larger iPhone XS Max are Apple's second and third phones sports OLED display (the iPhone XR still uses an LCD screen). OLED technology known for delivering vibrant contrast and color, which gives phones using the display some premium cache. Note 9’s offers larger curved 6.4-inch display rather than the iPhone XS' 5.8-inch screen. 

Also Read: World's first ChromeOS based 10" tablet

b) Camera: Surprisingly iPhone XS camera look the same as the iPhone X on paper, but Apple says it's enhanced the phone's dual 12-megapixel setup with software smarts that can automatically fix red-eye and pump up shadows and detail for improved HDR that Apple calls Smart HDR. In addition to that Apple has also supplemented more portrait lighting effects to the iPhone XS, and thus portrait selfies gives a greater depth. In addition a new slider adjustment that lets you edit the amount of blur you put on a Bokeh selfie after it's taken, a similar feature which Samsung already had for the last two years.

While Note 9's comes with a dual 12-megapixel camera setup and has an automatic scene recognition tool that utilizes AI to automatically select the "best" settings for your photos. The main camera's dual-aperture lens automatically changes to bring you better, brighter low-light shots, but the nature of the technology means that if subjects move, the picture may blur.

Hence camera wise, iPhone still leads the way. 

In terms of video shooting, the Note 9 is loaded with super-slow motion video as well as slow motion (the latter is higher quality), while the iPhone XS has slow-motion video only -- this is a minor feature for most.
c) Hardware & Built: Apple's new A12 Bionic chip offers stiff competition to the Galaxy Note 9's Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The chipset is the phone's powerhouse and is made up of range of processors -- including the CPU, GPU for graphics and coprocessors such as the image signal processor for photography thus everything from loading apps and running daily tasks, to photo processing and power efficiency is handled with such an ease. 

Apple promises apps will load up to 30 percent faster than they did on the iPhone X and that the entire phone will be 15 percent faster. Thus the iPhone is going to be more battery efficient and AR capabilities are top notch. Apple's new A12 chip uses a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, which helps in reducing space inside the phone to make place for a larger battery. 

On other hand, the Snapdragon 845 processor performed extremely well since this chip is also made with the same 7nm process, and will also be ready to support 5G data connection speeds, something that Apple never mentioned in its presentation. We still feel, iPhone with its hardware offers better package in performance. 

d) Battery: Note 9 is clear winner here.  Apple doesn't share battery capacity figures like the rest of the industry instead states that iPhone XS is expected to last 30 minutes per day longer than the iPhone X  i.e. about 11.5 hours, a work day. The Galaxy Note 9, meanwhile, run over 19 hours on a single charge with it’s 4,000mAh battery with so much ease. 

e) Storage: Note 9 offer mores storage for the price. For $1,000, you get 64GB of iPhone XS storage and 128GB of storage on the Galaxy Note 9. That's double the space for photos and videos on Samsung's phone. 

Also Read: Tata Tiago NRG - India's first most affordable & safest cross-over car

f) OS & Security updates, aka Android versus iOS 12: iPhones have always beaten Android in security updates and software upgrades in general. Apple updates all it phones at the same time. For example, iPhones receive their iOS 12 upgrade on Sept. 17. Google  makes its software available for new phones or its nexus series only. The Note 9 shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo and its upgrade to Android Pie may take a while. 

General Observation & Verdict:

The tussle between loyalists of iPhone and Note devices is always on. Since iPhone comes with a brand value it is still perceived as rich man’s phone where as Android is perceived for masses. Most of the corporates & firms prefers iOS ecosystem over Android (after Blackberry disappeared). So Android still has to catch-up. At the end, its your pocket & utility what should determine a choice. 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SUV Inspired Tata Tiago NRG Cross-over Launched: Price starts at Rs 5.5 Lakhs - A Quick Preview

Tata Motors is on a roll. Less than a week from launch of new Tata Hexon Kraz edition, Tata motors have now launched all new cross-over with stunning suv-look alike Tata Tiago NRG at an introductory price tag of Rs 5,49,995 for the petrol model and Rs 6,31,995 for the diesel model (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The Tiago NRG is basically a Tiago with a raised ground clearance and with a body cladding and is powered by the same 1.2-litre (85PS/114Nm) petrol and 1.05-litre (70PS/140Nm) diesel engines.

Also Read: Quick Review Of Tata Nexon Kraz

10 Key Things To Know About Tata Tigor NRG

1. Tiago NRG (to be read as energy) is inspired by a regular Tata Tiago and receives exterior and interior updates that give it an SUV-like look.

2. The crossover will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options and will be offered in three colour options - Malabar Silver, Canyon Orange and Fuji White.

3. Interestingly Tiago NRG version is Tata’s first production cross-hatch, comes with a new design 14-inch alloy wheels and a darker theme. The drivetrain of the car remains the same i.e. its still a 84 hp-making 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 69hp-making 1.0-litre three-cylinder diesel unit.

Also Read: This is India most safest compact SUV under Rs. 10 Lakhs

4. There is quite a bit of body cladding all around the front and the rear bumper, along with a use of faux skid plates and wheel arches get the body cladding in order to give the car a tougher look.

5. The front grille no longer adorns chrome and instead sports a dark strip running on top of it giving the front-end of the car some contrast.

Also Read: Should you buy a new Suzuki Ciaz 2018 - Check out

6. The door handles, the B-pillar and the outside rear view mirrors have been blacked too to sync well with overall cross-over design.

7. The smoked projector headlamp unit has been copied directly from Tigor.

8. The roof of the Tiago NRG has been blacked too along with blacked-out roof rails. 

9. Tiago NRG edition comes with an impressive ground clearance of 180mm.

10. In terms of interiors the contrasting black bits can be seen surrounding the AC vents on the centre console and the NRG edition of the Tiago will come fitted with a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which doubles up as a display for the rear parking camera.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Edition Preview: Features, Price & Launch Dates

The Wagon R is one of the most popular family car from house of Maruti Suzuki in India. It sells close to 14000 units each month. There is a new reason for joy - the new next generation Maruti Suzuki Wagon R in a new avatar will be launched in India in early 2019. The new variant has already been launched in Japan and is available there with a small 660 cc engine under the Kei Car category. 

10 Key Things To Know About New Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Edition:

1. The new car will be the 6th Generation of the Wagon R.

2. The 2019 Wagon R may come in 1-litre K10 engine like the existing one - hence no change in engine category. 

3. It's unconfirmed whether the new version of the car will come in CNG variant. 

4. We also do not expect car to come in Diesel variant either.

Also Read: Should you buy a new Suzuki Ciaz 2018 - Check out

5. Wagon R celebrated its 25th birthday last week and is quite popular option in parts of Western Europe and Japan. 

6. The new Wagon R will sport an all-electric version, which may make its debut in mid 2020. 

7. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 eidition will compete with upcoming Hyundai Santro or Hyundai AH2 and will also take on rivals like the Tata Tiago. 

Also Read: This is India most safest compact SUV under Rs. 10 Lakhs

8. 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will come with an ABS and airbags as standard along with a new platform to meet crash regulations. 

9. The new car will also get refreshed infotainment setup with potential features like a touchscreen infotainment system. 

10. One can also anticipate that top spec models to come loaded with LED projector headlamps and daytime running lights (DRLs) and prices could be marginally higher than existing models.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tata Nexon Kraz Edition Launched - Specifications, Price & Review

Tata Motors is riding high on success of it's passenger segment vehicles in recent times such as Tiago, Tigor, Hexa and Nexon. Just ahead of the festive season, the Tata Motors has launched all new Kraz and Kraz+ variants of its popular compact SUV Nexon. The new variants have been introduced to celebrate the first year anniversary of its subcompact SUV. Let's dig deeper to see how these variants differs from existing Nexon variants.

 New Nexon Kraz

Know 10 Key Highlights of Tata Nexon Kraz Edition

1) Nexon Kraz edition version will sport green highlights on the ORVMs, grille and wheel cover. 

2) The "Kraz" moniker will appear on the boot lid of the model.

Also Read: Tata Hexa SUV Review 

3) Neo-green treatment will appear in the cabin as well with highlights on the AC vents and contrast green stitching on the seats. 

4) The model foregoes the touchscreen infotainment system that is seen on the XZ versions.

5) Tata Nexon Kraz Edition won't get any mechanical changes and will continued to powered from the 1.2-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine options. 

6) Both engines produce 108 bhp, and 170 Nm torque for Petrol and 260 Nm torque for Diesel. 

7) Transmission options include the 6-speed manual and AMT unit.

Also Read: Detailed Review of Mahindra Marazzo

8) Prices for the Tata Nexon starts currently at ₹ 6.15 lakh for the XE petrol, and goes up to ₹ 10.59 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi) for the range-topping XZA dual-tone diesel. 

9) Kraz editions starts at INR 7,14,951 for Petrol version while INR 8,07,566 for Diesel version.

Nexon KRAZ
Rs 7.15 Lakh
Rs 8.07 Lakh
Nexon KRAZ+
Rs 7.76 Lakh
Rs 8.64 Lakh

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Mahindra Marazzo MPV Review - Pros & Cons

Mahindra has launched all new Marazzo MPV in the Indian market on September 3, 2018. The MPV sports a 1.5-litre diesel-manual combination and seven and eight-seater options; automatic gearbox to be introduced later. The dealerships across the nation have started receiving opening stocks and demo vehicles, with bookings being accepted at Rs 10,000. Range starts from ₹ 9.9 Lakh onwards. 

Let’s give you a quick glimpse on various variants of this MPV.

5 Key Things To Know About Mahindra Marazzo MPV

1.       Mahindra Marazzo MPV will be available in four trim levels, starting from the base-spec M2, moving to the top-spec M8, with the M4 and M6 as the mid-spec variants.

2.       Marazzo MPV will be fitted with a single engine option at launch, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel good for 130hp and 300Nm of torque.

3.       Transmission will be a six-speed manual, with an automatic expected to launch later. 

4.       Marazzo MPV comes with host of safety features such as standard dual front airbags, a passenger airbag off-switch, a speed sensitive door lock/unlock feature, ABS with EBD and brake assist and Isofix child seat mounts as standard equipment on all variants.

5.       Mahindra Marazzo primarily take on the likes of the Maruti Ertiga, Tata Hexa, Honda Mobilio and Toyota Innova Crysta.

Also Read: Upcoming Kia Carnival MPV Review

Mahindra Marazzo variant breakup:

Mahindra Marazzo M2

  • Engine immobilizer
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Fabric seat upholstery
  • Power windows
  • Central locking
  • 12V power outlet
  • USB charging point for rear passenger
  • Digital clock
  • Manual HVAC control
  • Roof-mounted rear AC vents
  • Manually adjustable wing mirrors

Also Read: Quick review of Suzuki Ciaz 2018

Mahindra Marazzo M4

  • Full wheel caps
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Driver’s seat height adjust
  • USB socket for front row
  • USB and AUX for rear passenger
  • Rear wiper and washer
  • Voice messaging system
  • Electrically adjustable wing mirrors
  • Mahindra Marazzo M6
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Projector headlamps with follow me home feature
  • Cornering lamps
  • Premium fabric upholstery
  • Adjustable lumbar support for front seats
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Conversation mirror
  • Illuminated passenger-side vanity mirror
  • Sunglass holder
  • Centre console with Tambor door
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  •  Navigation
  •  Personal reminder (anniversary, birthday etc)
  •  Steering mounted controls for audio and other functions
  •  Rear parking sensors
  •  Emergency call feature

Mahindra Marazzo M8

  •  17-inch machined alloy wheels
  •   LED daytime running lamps
  •   Leatherette seating upholstery
  •   Dual USB sockets for front and rear passengers
  •   Puddle lamps
  •   Cooled glovebox with illumination
  •    Infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  •    Cruise control
  •    Reverse camera with display
  •    Automatic climate control
  •    Power folding and adjustable wing mirrors         

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Exclusive Review: Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac | Quick Tips


Are you contemplating about documenting video footage precisely from your screen, here’s the inimitable franchise: the Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac . This announces its ubiquity with its exclusive effervescent. It endows the final screen capture software package with an all –encompassing attributed video editor; a moderator of an export franchise. It is an exemplary contrivance for an aid to veracious transcript their computer screens and enumerates effects such as an audio commentary.

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Getting to know more about Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac

Movavi is moreover 2-IN-1 Recording software for Mac: A Screen recorder and video editor. This is master key for all panorama lineaments like capturing screenshots, video calls, taping screencasts, and video alteration. It equips the audience with its immense delectable regime. It is an enormous way to contrive the visual tutorials with description and voiceover, seize video talks with acquaintances as it seizes the audio channel comprising of speaker and microphone, capture screenshots and cementing them into different apps.

Key Features & Offerings

Prominent features addressing theorem are as follows:

1. Apt of mounting the screen capture region to seize the integral screen.

2. Culling the audio source inclusive of the system audio or audio from third-party input devices such as microphones or MIDI devices.

3. Dexterity to seize the keyboard and mouse behaviour by starring the mouse cursor and exhibiting keystrokes on the screen.

4. Video editing contrivances to augment the video peculiarity as well as trim, join, and reorient video segments.

5. Stylish transmutation that can be infused between scenes to jazz up your videos.

6. Embed text elements and epitomize them to conceive cordial subtitles, captions or watermarks.


7. Chats on Skype and viewing video online without alteration.

8. The enhanced recording codec facilitates one to seize screens at 60 fps.

9. Screencasts may be excised the way one want: merge, split, rotate, and transform video files.

10. Microphone adjustments, webcam editing, etc.

11. Enumerate background music and voiceovers by summating tracks to the video.

12. Distillate audio track from captured video into isolated mp3 files.

13. Adequate of an inscription of desktop screencasts and in-game footage.

14. Protrusive with video excising tools and endeavour to amplify overall video quality.

15. Memoir reviews and demo videos.

16. Bounteous franchises to create video blog posts, tutorials, and even movies using the built-in video editor settings.

17. Ameliorated capture space selection: enlargement, regulations, and automatic choice.

Effective Tips for Users

1. Extricate the results in MOV, AVI, and MP4 form.

2. Confiscate webinars, live streaming, speed painting from your computer’s pedantry.

3. Simultaneously record the screen and consolidate footage of webcam.

4. Elucidate screenshots: highlight vital components, frames, and wordings.

5. Procreate video blog posts.

6. Conceive an exquisite slideshow from your pictures or affix images with fades.

7. Increment the peculiarity of the videos and plight colloquial concerns like blurry and interweave footage.

8. Ambiance the speed of video processing on AMD or Intel multi-core processors as well as accelerated file processing.

9. Liberate music and online streams in HD.

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