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Friday, July 13, 2018

Kia Carnival MPV: Everything that you need to know

Kia Motors India is still few months away from rolling out it’s first car on Indian soil, even before that it's Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) is catching huge attention in eyes of car enthusiasts. In India, MPV segment has been dominated by Toyota Innova.  It definitely is the undisputed bestseller despite having gone up in terms of price and offering.  The 7 or 8 seater configurations is becoming very popular with Indian buyers . Keeping that in mind, Kia is planning to unveil ‘Carnival’ for India, somewhere later next year. Let’s apprise you on 10 highlights of this MPV.




10 Key Things To Know About Kia Carnival 


1. Carnival is a full size MPV and is also sold as the Sedona in some markets like the United States.
2. Carnival is in its 3rd generation now, and is available with a front wheel drive, 3.3 litre petrol V6 (270 bhp, 336 Nm) in the US.



3. Engine exhumes a 6-Speed Sportmatic auto transmission while in Korea it sports a 2.2 litre diesel (197 bhp, 440 Nm) with an 8-Speed auto gearbox. The Kia Carnival is a full size MPV and is also sold as the Sedona in some markets like the United States.

Also Read: Nissan Kicks - India Bound SUV: A Preview


4. Carnival is dimensionally larger than the Innova i.e. it is 380.5 mm longer, 154 mm wider, and has a 311 mm longer wheelbase than the Innova Crysta however is 55 mm shorter in height.
It features larger 17/18 inch wheels (the Innova gets 16 inchers) and an optional roof rail, the Carnival is still 40mm shorter.




5. The fascia is elegant, with the Kia tiger-nose grille and LED lights for a nice niche feel. 
6. Carnival gets sliding side rear doors which make ingress and egress a breeze.



7. India bound Carnival may sport a 7-seater configuration with two individual seats in the second row while the third row gets front facing seats that are quite comfortable.
8. The front seats are heated and ventilated at the front and fairly comfortable for long drives. Driver-side seat gets 8-way power adjustment.

Also Read: Upcoming India's cheapest MPV


9. Major USP of Carnival is its 8-inch touchscreen which syncs perfectly with overall dash and offers a host of features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, voice commands plus steering mounted controls, a decent sound system and keyless entry.



10. MPV offers ample storage in it's cabin for drinks bottles, phones etc. The circular roof mounted AC vents for the rear seats are impressive and syncs smoothly against the roof lining.

Overall Verdict:

While rumors are high that Kia will actually bring the Carnival to India. We expect the prices to be in between ₹ 18 and 22 lakh. Overall it will be a great package for that price. 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Honda Amaze 2018 - A quick review

The all new Honda Amaze 2018 has been finally unveiled with a starting price of ₹ 5.59 lakh, going up to ₹ 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Amaze is likely to compete with Suzuki Desire, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent and Volkswagen Ameo in India. Lets quickly dig into some quick facts about this subcompact sedan.



10 Key Things To Know About Honda Amaze 2018


1) The new Honda Amaze comes in an all new platform with a completely new design, features and the option of a diesel CVT as well.

2) The base Petrol Model of Amaze will cost about ₹ 5.59 lakh for E grade, going up to ₹ 7.57 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom) for the range-topping VX grade. 

Also Read: A preview to India bound New Suzuki Ertiga


3) Amaze draws power from a 1.2-litre petrol engine that is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission delivering 100hp.



4) Amaze is slightly expensive, where as the Hyundai Xcent is the most aggressively priced subcompact sedan across most trims.

5) Honda Amaze diesel will use existing 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission delivering 80hp and it's base diesel E trim is priced at ₹ 6.69 lakh, while the top-spec VX MT diesel is priced at ₹ 8.67 lakh.

6) Honda Amaze is offered with an optional CVT paired with the petrol engine and will compete with likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire AMT and Ford Aspire AT.



7) In terms of design, the Amaze borrows styling cues from its elder siblings like the City and the Accord, particularly the grille and face.

8) Amaze will offer best in class mileage of 19.5kpl for the petrol-manual, 19.0kpl for the petrol-automatic, 27.8kpl for the diesel-manual and 23.8kpl for the diesel-automatic.

9) The top-spec VX trim,gets equipments such as a 7.0-inch infotainment system with capacitive touchscreen, GPS with turn-by-turn navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a reverse camera, steering-mounted voice controls and cruise control along with paddleshifters along with kit like LED daytime-running lamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, keyless go with push-button start, automatic climate control and a rear defogge

10) Luggage space has also increased by 20 litres and now stands at 420 litres and offer impressive ground clearance.



Overall Verdict

Having owned Honda Brio for 6 years, one thing you can always rely on Honda is quality of product. The new Amaze will be a game changer for Honda in subcompact category. We would rate the new Amaze 4 out of 5. 


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Friday, April 20, 2018

India bound New Suzuki Ertiga 2018 - A Preview


Suzuki's all new Ertiga MPV is all set to launch in India soon. The new variant was showcased at the Indonesia International Motor Show recently. The latest generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with variety of changes in its design, dimensions and a powerful engine.

Also Read: Complete Review of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT - World cheapest gearless car

Know 10 Key Things About Upcoming Suzuki Ertiga

1) Looks: The new generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga's fascia includes a chrome detailing on its new hexagonal grille while the angular headlamps gets projector lens.

2) Body (Front): The front bumper sports a C-shaped housing for fog lamps, the new bonnet comes with a muscular creases along the hood.



Also Read: Iconic British Racing Sports Brand MG Motors India To Launch SUV In Q2 2019; Know 10 Interesting Facts


3) Body (Rear): Rear is quite inspired by Honda WR-V with the tail lights in L-shape(LED based) and rear windscreen is a bit raked. Interestingly the license plate gets chrome detailing as well while the rear bumper is redesigned for a sleekness.

4) Interiors: The second-gen Ertiga gets a new dashboard  - is now divided in half by a faux wood insert running across the length. The AC vents spans the entire length of the dashboard while the infotainment system is a floating one.



5) Other features: Ertiga is loaded with amazing features such as 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, manual AC with roof-mounted rear AC vents, push-button start, rear parking sensors, height adjustable driver’s seat, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs and a tilt adjustable steering.

6) Tyres: MPV looks quite muscular due to the new 15-inch 185/R65 alloy wheels.

7) Dimensions: There is a signficant improvement in its overall length by 99mm and stands at 4,395 mm, while the width increases by almost 40mm at 1,735 mm and the height is increased by just 5mm at 1,690 mm. The wheelbase is at 2,740 mm.



8) Ground Clearance: The 7-seater MPV has a ground clearance of 180mm.

9) Engine: The new generation Ertiga is powered by all latest 1.5-litre K15B, DOHC, VVT petrol engine that produces max power of 104hp and peak torque of 138NM, coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

10) Seating Capacity & Safety: MPV will come in 7 seater capabilities. Ertiga gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

Also Read: Best Entry-Level CNG Cars In India of 2018-19


Final Observation & Verdict

The Ertiga in India is very popular MPV and is quintessential to middle class family with more than 4 members. The new Ertiga aims to bring exciting facelift and refreshing interiors. We strongly believe that it is going to do very well in India. The launch and pricing is not confirmed as of now but the launch may be sooner than later.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Iconic British Racing Sports Brand MG Motors India To Launch SUV In Q2 2019; Know 10 Interesting Facts

India is soon going to be home of Chinese (SAIC) owned UK based automaker called MG Motor. The manufacturing facility was inaugurated in Halol, Gujarat last year with an investment of Rs 2000 Crore ($300 Million) and will have production capacity of 80,000 units per year. The automaker have revised its investment plans to Rs 5000 Crores now i.e. $770 million. Let’s get into more details what it means for India.


Know 10 Key Interesting Things About MG Motors in India


1. MG Motors will roll out it’s first CAR perhaps a SUV in 2nd quarter of 2019. 

2. The first SUV is likely to be the ZS or the GS.

3. The automaker will be targeting 80% localization of parts which will make it appealing price wise.


Also Read: Why this SUV is a creating storm in India


4. MG Motor India is targeting to launch 1 new car every year from 2019 and 1000 new people have already been hired at the plant.

5. The car maker is also exploring electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell technology for India and will be conducting feasibility studies in years to come.

6. For now The company is waiting for a strong electric vehicle policy and needs a proper charging infrastructure. 



7. MG Motors plans to establish 300 customer touch points over next couple of years (which may include service centres as well). 

8. The state-of-the-art facility, spread over an area of 170 acres, will be completely revamped by MG Motor by 2019.

9. The MG brand, which originated as an iconic British Racing Sports Brand in the year 1924, has evolved into a modern-day innovative brand through the last 93 years.



10. Last year, British automotive marque Morris Garages moved a step closer towards establishing full scale operations in the country, with MG Motor India completing acquisition of Halol plant in Gujarat from General Motors.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Renault Captur: All you need to know

Renault is all set to strike hatrik with it’s new SUV Captur which is set to launch in India in couple of months. The car maker had very successful run with Duster and Kwid in last couple of years. Renault will hit jackpot if the new SUV turns out to be just as successful like its predecessors. Let us give you a quick glimpse of what you can expect from Renault Captur SUV.


Also Read: Quick review of Jeep Compass


10 Key Things to Know About Renault Captur


1. The India-spec SUV even looks similar to the European Captur but will be based on Duster platform (versatile M0 platform).

2. French manufacturer has been testing the Captur for Indian markets for the past few months.



3. India will be the first market where Renault will sell the Captur with a right-hand-drive layout. 

4. Renault has high degree localisation with this platform in India, which may the keep cost of this SUV competitive. 

Also Read: Hyundai Fuel Cell SUV


5. For India, Captur may sport the tried-and-tested powertrains – the 1.5-litre petrol and the universal 1.5-litre K9K motor – but with the motors tweaked to output more power and torque. 

6. There is no update currently for an automatic transmission however it may arrive later along with four-wheel-drive.



7. Captur will be feature loaded – It will come with full-LED headlamps flanked by LED DRLs, an option for a contrast roof, dual-tone interiors, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with media navigation and Bluetooth connectivity.

8. It will compete directly with rival Hyundai’s Creta, Tata Hexa, Mahindra XUV, Toyota Innova and Jeep’s Compass.



9. We expect prices to be in the region of Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). 

10. In terms of launch date, we expect crossover SUV to arrive in India before the end of 2017. 

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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, 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, April 26, 2017

Exclusive Review: New Ford Endeavour - Great Ford Endeavour Drive, Hyderabad 2017



Introduction:

The Ford Motor Company (or "Ford") is an American multinational car maker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is one of the most iconic American Automobile brand. Ford started its India operations India in 1998 at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, with its Ford Escort model, which was later replaced by the locally produced Ford Ikon in 2001. It has since added the Fusion, Fiesta, Mondeo, Figo, Ecosport and Endeavour models to its product line. 


Also Read: All exclusive review of Tata Hexa





Ford Endeavour is the only SUV from the American automaker which is sold in India. It is a mid-sized to semi-full sized sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by Ford. ReviewsToday team was invited specially for a day-long event to test drive (off-roading) this beast in toughest terrains of Hyderabad – The Great Ford Endeavour Drive. Checkout our detailed review below...




Getting to Know About All New Ford Endeavour 2016:

Ford Endeavour directly competes with Toyota Fortuner in India. The former generation Endeavour did really well for Ford in India, until Fortuner came in. The all new Endeavour is an improved SUV from house of Ford in every possible manner thus making it more appealing. The pricing for the SUV is also quite competitive – INR 26,63,000, which is pretty less compared to Toyota Fortuner.



Also Read: Quick review of Isuzu MU-X SUV (India Edition 2017)



Build & Quality:

Let’s quickly get into its hood to see what Ford Endeavour had to offer. We must say – this SUV is really a beast.



Exteriors - Endeavour is truly an American SUV –it has no chiseled edges but the muscular posture is quite distinctive. It sports a big front grille, flared wheel curves, silver skid plate and tall attitude thus commands a lot of road presence.  


Interiors- The SUV really sways with its luxurious, well-appointed interiors. The dashboard is a nice mix of beige and grey, while its top is swathed in leather that provides a premium feel. The feel is heightened with the well-laid out centre console, quality of plastics, and switches. It also sports single glovebox, sans the cooling. Cabin is definitely more spacious when behind the wheel thanks to the bigger windscreen and lower set dash. The major USP of Ford Endeavour is panoramic sunroof which gives SUV an airy feel.




Features- SUV comes loaded with semi-auto parallel park assist and front parking sensors, along with SYNC3 - Endeavour’s infotainment system which allows you to pair your smartphones via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The SUV’s audio system offers a crunchier sound quality and gets 10 speakers. SUV also boasts of featuring dual zone climate control and temperature control for the second row. 

Also Read: 2017 Best CNG Cars at Entry Level



Space- With a near 5 metre length there’s ample legroom for front and rear seat making it one of the most spacious SUV in its segment. Seats on Endeavour are very comfortable. However the third row is little cramped and is best suitable for kids or adults with small height. In terms of Luggage space, SUV’s third row seats are powered, and you can flip the seats down at the press of a button which adds to the convenience.




Engines and Performance-  Engine is heart of any car, and Ford Endeavour is no different - SUV packs in a five-cylinder, 3.2-litre engine producing 200PS and 470Nm of torque, and could race upto 100kmph in 10.86 seconds. Endeavour weighs heavier at about 2394kg, but six-speed automatic transmission deserves acclaim, as it is the quicker of the two gearboxes to shift gears and adds to the performance. There are two engine variants on offer on the Endy - the 3.2 and 2.2 litre Duratorq. The 2.2 TDCi is available in Trend 2WD/4WD manual or 2WD automatic and Titanium 2WD automatic. The 3.2 TDCi is only available in 4WD automatic in Trend or Titanium avatars. The 225mm ground clearance serves you well, especially when you put the car off the road.




Ride Quality & Off-Road Experience:


The SUV performs extremely well in city traffic with its lighter and more responsive steering. It feels lot sportier and yet very easy to drive in bad traffic too. The 4WD is similar to Land Rover, with a dial that allows you to switch the car's personality to respond to varying surfaces. This Terrain Management System has Rock, Snow/Mud and Sand modes, and works with ease. The Endeavour also gets a rear differential lock. When climbing uphill/rocks the Endeavour’s front parking sensors are great help, which lets one know how close the front end is to obstructions. Really cool feature. For our experience a custom made track was prepared at Area 56 motorsports in Keesara, Hyderabad. We tested 3.2L variant (4WD).  Our off-roading included steep climbs, severe turns, hill descent, water-wading, tilted driving at a 30-degree etc. truly meant for adrenaline junkie like us.

Overall Verdict:

The Great Ford Endeavour Drive had been an outstanding event for our team. This was our first high end SUV off-roading experience. We were simply blown away by the fact what a fully loaded SUV can achieve. The prices of SUV are affordable, offers better specs compared to rivals and comes with brilliant features. From city roads to off-roads, from water to snow – this is a true companion for all roads. 

Truly enchanting & mystic experience – Thanks Ford Endeavour. 


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Saturday, April 1, 2017

India-spec Isuzu MU-X SUV Unveiled: 10 Quick Facts To Know

Isuzu is known in India mostly for its sturdy pick-up cross overs. However it is very soon going to launch their premium SUV, the MU-X in India. Potentially, Isuzu SUV will compete directly with Toyota Fortuner, Tata Hexa, Toyota Innova and the Ford Endeavour in the Indian market. Let us quickly reveal quick 10 facts about this upcoming SUV:


10 Key Things To Know About Isuzu MU-X

1)  MU-X borrows  much of its designs from its cousin the D-Max V-Cross pick-up with a front fascia that's near cloned. 

2) The SUV looks extended and sports a third row of seats and added comforts.



3 The rear styling is revamped and comes with split horizontal tail-lamps and new bumper.

Also Read: Complete End to End Review of Tata Hexa 


4) The SUV’s interiors resembles to that of the V-Cross' and the Chevrolet Trailblazer - The new beige interior theme with revised dashboard with wood trim and new seat upholstery add a premium touch to its appearance.



5) The SUV is loaded with bunch of features like a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, a silver accented steering wheel, roof-mounted 10-inch DVD monitor, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat, split and fold 2nd and 3rd row seats, climate control, 12 cup holders and 19 cubby holes.

6)  Isuzu will be launching multiple variants of the MU-X viz.  4X4 MT and AT initially with the 4X2 models joining later. 



7) The SUV comes loaded with 3.0-litre engine initially, with 150hp 1.9-litre engine in works as well for later launch.

Also Read: 10 Key Things to know about Honda WR-V - Mini SUV 


8) Isuzu MU-X will be assembled locally at Isuzu's Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh.

9) Isuzu’s new 7-seater SUV might come as a cheaper option for buyers looking for 7-seater family car and can be priced at Rs 23 lakh – Rs 27 lakh.

10) The SUV will be launched tentatively on May 11, 2017.

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