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Monday, July 4, 2022

Citroen C3 - Honest Pros & Cons

While it is not wise to call C3 a compact SUV however it's a crossover from hatch to a compact SUV - something in between. Keeping in mind the price-conscious Indian car buyer, C3 is high on the localisation. The made-in-India C3 is derived from the  PSA's Common Modular Platform. 

The all new Citroen - C3 | Bookings Open


For now, only 2 variants - Live and Feel are up for grabs. There are two engine options - an 81 BHP, 1.2L naturally-aspirated petrol mated to a 5-speed MT, and a 109 BHP turbocharged petrol mated to a 6-speed MT. However, it lags the automatic variant. 


Design & Styling

Citroen's design language is unconventional and disruptive. Though dimensions are proportionate it feels like a well-designed SUV but compressed in size, like the Tata Punch. 

The C3 measures 3,981 mm in length, 1,733 mm in width, and 1,604 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,540 mm which is more than the Tata Punch (2,445 mm), and the Nissan Magnite & Renault Kiger (2,500 mm). You don't get alloy wheels as standard, but as an optional add-on.


C3 - Interiors

Also Read: 2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 - Exclusive Review


Build Quality, Fit & Finish

The C3 uses a Common Modular Platform and while it is built to a cost, it doesn't feel cheap.  The doors and the bonnet are sturdy. The doors have a 3-stage opening & closing action providing a satisfactory thud. Overall, the car feels solid. The only downside is the quality of plastic used. 


The Infotainment system - Apple Carplay & Android Auto 


Wheels & Tyres

The Citroen C3 is offered with 15-inch steel wheels as standard with 'Tessera' wheel covers. You can opt for alloy wheels as an option. 

The standard tyre size is 195/65 R15 for both, naturally aspirated and turbo petrol variants and have a speed limit of 80 km/h.


Less on Space - Suitable for 4 passengers

Also Read: Why you should pick Ertiga 2022 over XL6

Ground Clearance

The C3 has a ground clearance of 180 mm, which is suitable for Indian road conditions. Note that the Tata Punch has a GC of 190 mm and the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite have a GC of 205 mm.


Maintenance


Being a new brand in India, Citroen is focusing on providing good service for this car by leveraging virtual remote diagnosis, periodic service and maintenance with pickup and drop facilities, 180-minute RSA guarantee, remote service job card opening, service cost estimator on the website, genuine spare parts availability in 24 hours and service on wheels to name a few. 


Focused on building Service Centers pan India

Safety

The Citroen C3 isn't feature-loaded and have minimalistic safety basic. It has dual airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, speed-sensitive auto door lock, and seatbelt reminder for driver and passenger. You will surel miss the adjustable headrests in the front and rear, ISOFIX child seat anchors, side airbags, and a reverse parking camera.

Also Read: Should you buy 2022 Kia Seltos or Sonet? 


Verdict - The Pros and Cons

Pros

• Disruptive peppy design! 

• Practical Cabin

• 1.2L turbo-petrol is sportier, while the 1.2L naturally-aspirated engine offers excellent drivability

• 6-speed MT offers light and seamless operation 

• Soft suspension offers a very good ride & handling 

• Excellent 10-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

• Lots of customization options and accessories


Cons

• Misses mostly on the latest features like the electric ORVM adjustment, IRVM dimmer (not even manual), climate control, rear wiper & defogger, reversing camera, alloy wheels, tachometer!

• Just 2 variants at launch 

• No automatic transmission on offer - a big miss when ATs are raging in India

• Quality of cabin materials is not at par with European standards

• Some ergonomic issues like the placement of rear power window switches, unusable rear headrest

• Cabin width makes the interiors suitable for 4 adults

• Long-term reliability & after-sales service quality are to be seen


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Monday, April 25, 2022

2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 - Exclusive Review

After recently launched Ertiga 2022, Maruti has given another block buster in form of XL6 for the Indian market, with a few visual edits and some equipment upgrades. Major alteration is to the powertrain of the MPV, to make it more cost effective to run and dual-tone paint.

2022 Maruti Suzuki - XL6


Exteriors:

More chrome accentuates the front grille giving it a mild muscular look. The 15-inch black alloy wheels have been upgraded to 16-inch dual-tone alloy giving it a more sportier look. At the rear, the roof-mounted spoiler is in a renewed avatar and the tailgate gets a new chrome garnish. LED taillights get restyled lighting elements and smoked glass. Rest, everything remains just the same.

Rear Profile of the new 2022 XL6


Interiors:

The design of the cabin remains the same as the former model. The dashboard comes with neatly integrated AC vents on the passenger side & has the same horizontal slots as before. The steering wheel remains identical as well, and keyless entry and push-button start are available. Although the infotainment system still gets a 7-inch touchscreen, it now runs SmartPlay Pro system.

The Interiors



Also Read: Why you should pick Ertiga 2022 over XL6

Connectivity:

XL6 now offers Suzuki Connect with over 40 connected features, including remote HVAC controls, driving behaviour analysis, car status report, vehicle safety and security alert, etc. MPV owners can remotely control their XL6 via a compatible smartwatch or Amazon Alexa.  

The 7” Touch Display

Safety: 

360-degree camera, TPMS, four airbags, electronic stability control, and hill hold assist as standard on all variants. Additional safety features such as ABS (with EBD and brake assist), ISOFIX child seat mount points, central locking, antitheft alarm, rear wiper & defogger, cruise control, ventilated seats etc., are also available

Ventilated Seats in Top Variant of XL6



Also Read: Should you buy 2022 Kia Seltos or Sonet? 


Seating:

The XL6 has six seats on offer, with captain chairs in the second row and two bench seats in the third row. Surprisingly much needed feature in hot Indian summers, AC vents are available for the rear passengers as well.

Comfortable Seating Position


Engine: 

The 2022 Maruti XL6 is fuelled by K15C engine, with a mild-hybrid system on offer. This offers a good 103 PS of maximum power and 136.8 Nm of peak torque. There is an option to choose between a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, and the latter gets paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. While the new XL6 has slightly less power than its predecessor, it gives a higher fuel economy i.e 20.97 kmpl on the manual version and 20.27 kmpl on the automatic version. 


Also ReadKia EV6 Electric Crossover (India edition): 10 Key Things To Know

PricingMaruti Suzuki XL6 is currently priced from Rs. 11.29 lakh to Rs. 14.55 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) 

Verdict: Suzuki has competition from Suzuki i.e. Maruti Showrooms vs. Nexa Showrooms. We feel Ertiga is better value for money option overall especially those under tight budget. None the less, XL6 is a good MPV and even base variant has many good things to offer. 

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Friday, April 15, 2022

2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga - Value for money MPV

Maruti Suzuki finally removed curtain from its 2022 Ertiga MPV in India with prices starting from ₹ 8.35 to 12.79 lakh (ex-showroom). In addition, new Ertiga will be available on its subscription platform with a monthly fee starting from ₹ 18,600 and ₹ 22,400 for the petrol and CNG model respectively. No changes or new introduction of new variants, thus we will continue to see Lxi, Vxi, Zxi and Zxi+ - with an automatic gearbox option available on all but the entry-level variant. 

Front Look of 2022 Ertiga

What’s new:

1.  The new Ertiga features a new engine and automatic gearbox.

2.  More modern 6-speed torque converter & a more efficient 1.5-litre DualJet petrol engine powers new upgrade. 

3.  DualJet unit develops 102 bhp and 137 Nm – marginally 1 bhp and 1 Nm down on the outgoing model.

Rear Look of Ertiga 2022

4.  The dual-fuel petrol CNG model develops a slightly lower 99 bhp and 136 Nm in petrol mode and 87 bhp and 121.5 Nm when running on CNG.

5.  Taking cues from competition, new 6-speed automatic gearbox available on all except for the base petrol variant.

6.  Now the paddle shifters is turning the Ertiga automatic more efficient. The new Ertiga delivers 20.51kpl and 20.30kpl in petrol-manual and petrol-automatic guise with the CNG model returning 26.11 km/kg.

Also Read: Should you buy 2022 Kia Seltos or Sonet? 

7.  On the cosmetic front, the Ertiga gets minimalistic styling changes to the exterior, just the new alloy wheels and the revised front grille. No changes in the rear.

8.  The interiors of upgraded MPV include new fabric upholstery and new faux-wood trim on the dashboard. 

Interiors of Ertiga 2022

9.  Some notable equipment additions includes the infotainment, the fully-loaded models get Maruti's new 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio Pro system replete with a voice assistant and connected car technology offering over 40 connected car features and supports Amazon Alexa and smartwatch connectivity. 

Also ReadKia EV6 Electric Crossover (India edition): 10 Key Things To Know

10.  Other new features offered by the new Ertiga is cruise control, auto headlamps and the availability of four airbags (dual front and front side airbags) on higher models. The dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat mounts are standard fit across the range.

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

2022 Kia Sonet, Seltos Launched: Should you get one?

Kia Motors India has been riding high on the success of Sonet and Seltos for a few years now while they are all set to unveil their first India bound EV in a few months. However, due to poor results in India NCAP ratings, Kia Motors have updated both Sonet & Seltos for 2022 with prices starting from ₹ 7.15 lakh and ₹ 10.19 lakh (ex-showroom, India) respectively.

2022 Edition Kia Sonet & Seltos


Whats new in 2022 Sonet & Seltos:

The new Sonet & Seltos has an upgraded equipment list including a greater safety kit on lower variants along with an all-new diesel-iMT engine-gearbox combination – a first in India - on the Seltos.

Two new paint options on offer are Imperial Blue and Sparkling Silver - and get revised badging across all variants.

The bookings for the new 2022 SUVs are open across all its dealerships and online.

Also Read: Kia EV6 Electric Crossover (India edition): 10 Key Things To Know

2022 Kia Seltos: The upgrades


1.    Seltos now also sports a diesel-iMT powertrain option ( a feature that was limited  petrol or turbo-petrol engine.

2.    The diesel-iMT powertrain is available in the mid-spec HTK+ variant and is priced at ₹ 13.99 lakh. The previously available petrol-iMT powertrain is carried forward. Also new for 2022 is a diesel automatic HTX variant priced at ₹ 16.29 lakh.

 

2022 Kia Seltos - High on safety

3.    Kia has added more safety kit to the lower variants of the Seltos which offers 4 airbags, ESC, VSM, brake assist, hill start assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, and four-wheel disk brakes as standard.

4. The HTX+ and GTX(O) trims offer the addition of curtain airbags which were previously only available on the GTX+ and X Line models.

5.    Seltos has also added paddle shifters, drive modes, and traction modes on all automatic variants.

6.    The Seltos comes in a new Gravity Grey and Aurora Black dual-tone paint scheme on the HTX+ and GTX+ variants. 



 

2022    Kia Sonet: The changes


1.    While the Sonet comes in existing variants only, it too gets an additional safety kit in lower variants.

2.    Four airbags and a tyre pressure monitoring system are now standard fit while curtain airbags are now also available on the second from top HTX+ trim.

2022 Kia Sonet - Same Trims but additional safety


3.    ESC, brake assist and hill start assist are now available with the HTK+ iMT variant as well.

4.    On the aesthetics front, the semi-leatherette seats from the HTK variant are now offered in the HTE trim while the HTX variant now comes with the 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster. 



All prices, ex-showroom, India.

 

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Kia EV6 Electric Crossover (India edition): 10 Key Things To Know

Kia Motors had a successful run across ICE cars in India since the launch. However, with petrol & diesel both crossing Rs. 100 mark in many states the focus of car buyers is towards EV now. There are just very limited options in EV market in India, with Nexon EVs being sold as hot cakes. Taking cues, the Korean major Kia Motors will be launching their EV6 Crossover in India and will be underpinned by the e-GMP platform.

Global Kia Motors - EV6


10 Key Things To Know About Kia EV6 Electric Crossover

1. Kia EV6 is one of the six EVs Kia and Hyundai plan to launch in India and will go on sale as a completely built unit (CBU) or a full-import model.

2. The cabin of the Kia EV6 will sport a clean cabin design with dual-screen layout, including a curved standalone touchscreen for the infotainment system.

Interiors of Kia EV6

3. EV6 will also feature the connected car technology, an augmented reality heads-up display and Advanced Driver Assistance Safety Features (ADAS).

4. In terms of power-train,  EV6 may be equipped with a 58kWh battery pack that is offered in two configurations - rear-wheel drive (RWD) setup with 168 bhp single-motor, or in all-wheel drive (AWD) layout with dual-motor set-up that makes 235 bhp. 

Flared out fenders inspired by luncha stratos in EV6


5. Highly likelihood that EV6 may also come with a larger 77.4 kWh battery pack that offers 225 bhp single-motor in RWD configuration, 321 bhp dual-motor in AWD configuration. 

6. The range-topping, performance oriented GT variant would offer dual-motor AWD layout thrusting out around 578 bhp and 740 Nm of peak torque. 

India Specific Kia EV6 Model seen in Hyderabad

7. The rear of the EV6 is extremely good looking with flared out fenders inspired by luncha stratos from 1970s.

8. The two-spoke steering wheel looks really nice and houses the paddles to set desired levels of regeneration. 

Rear of Kia EV6 (India Model)

9. Kia EV6 is a perfect combination of tech, comfort, drivability however, lately their NCAP ratings in India has dented their image especially around the built quality. 

10. In terms of pricing, we anticipate it to be in range of likes of MG EV, however if they are able to get it between 15-20 Lacs segment, it will be a deal breaker.


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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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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.


Variant
Petrol
Diesel
Nexon KRAZ
Rs 7.15 Lakh
Rs 8.07 Lakh
Nexon KRAZ+
Rs 7.76 Lakh
Rs 8.64 Lakh

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