SCOOP! Volvo S90 Prices Will Start at INR 57 lacs

Volvo is all set to launch the S90 sedan in India later this year. This will be the Swedish manufacturer’s second launch this year, first being the S60 Cross Country. It will replace the Volvo S80 sedan in India. Although the launch is still a few months away, we have exclusive details on the pricing of the Volvo S90 sedan. According to sources, the Volvo S90 D4 trim will cost INR 57 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Also, dealers have started accepting bookings for the upcoming sedan, which should arrive in showrooms by September – October 2016. Here are all the details on the upcoming Volvo S90 India launch, price, specifications and more. Also See – Volvo XC90 Volvo S90 India Launch Volvo is yet to announce a launch date for the S90 sedan in India. Based on information provided by our sources, the Volvo S90 India launch will take place by the end of September 2016 or early October 2016 . Volvo the only luxury car manufacturer in India whose Diesel powered vehicles have not been affected by the ongoing Delhi Diesel ban. This is because they employ a 1969 cc Diesel engine. However, the Supreme Court might do away with the ban following subsequent hearings. With so much uncertainty surrounding the whole issue, it would be wise on Volvo’s part to launch the S90 as soon as possible. It will help them take advantage of the situation. Volvo S90 Bookings Open Volvo S90 India Launch Date September – October 2016 Volvo S90 India Price As we mentioned earlier, the S90 range will start at INR 47 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi). It will be available in two trims – D4 and D5. Variants Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Volvo S90 D4 Diesel Price in India INR 57 lacs Volvo S90 D5 Diesel Price in India INR 65 lacs The S90 will come to India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) attracting high import duties. At the time of launch, only the diesel variants will go on sale. However, Volvo is evaluating the petrol versions for India as well. They could be launched in India at a later stage at a starting price of around 50 lacs. Volvo S90 India – Rivals Volvo S90 Rivals Price Range Mercedes-Benz E-Class INR 50.21 – 62.09 lacs Audi A6 INR 48.10 – 51.80 lacs BMW 5-Series INR 50.50 – 62.00 lacs Jaguar XF INR 47.67 – 59.97 lacs Volvo S90 India – Specifications Length x Width x Height 4963 x 1879 x 1443 mm Kerb Weight 1808 – 1892 kg Wheel Type and Size 17”/18” Alloys Boot Space -NA- Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Turbocharged Diesel Engine Power 190 hp/235 hp Torque 4000 Nm/480 Nm Top Speed 230 kmph/240 kmph Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 8.2 s/7.0 s Transmission (Gearbox) 8-speed automatic Mileage -NA- The 1969 cc four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine will be available in two states of tune – 190 hp – 400 Nm Front-wheel Drive or 235 hp – 480 Nm all wheel drive. Both will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It is the same engine that powers the Volvo XC90 SUV in India. Petrol engine options could arrive in India at a later stage. Volvo S90 India – Dimensions Length 4963 mm Width 1879 mm Height 1443 mm Wheelbase 2941 mm Turning Radius 11.4 m Volvo S90 India – Mileage Volvo S90 D4 Mileage 20 kpl (estimated) Volvo S90 D5 Mileage 19 kpl (estimated) Powering the S90 is the same 2.0 L diesel that does duty on the XC90. Volvo claims an overall fuel efficiency of 17 kpl for the SUV. Therefore, the sedan should deliver more mileage. We’re expecting an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 19-10 kpl for the Volvo S90 sedan. Volvo S90 India – Features The design of the Volvo S90 is based on the Swedish manufacturer’s latest design language. We have already seen it on the XC90. It will also find its way to the V40 and V40 Cross Country facelift that will come to India this year. Thor’s Hammer LED Daytime Running Lights Full LED Headlamps LED Tail lamps 3-zone Automatic Climate Control 6 airbags Electrically Adjustable Seats with memory function Sunroof Digital instrument cluster HUD Bowers & Wilkins audio system Sensus Connect – 8-inch digital driver display, 9-inch centre display with touch screen, steering wheel buttons, voice control and the optional head-up display Blind Spot Information System Adaptive Cruise Control Obviously, the equipment list will vary depending on the options you tick. Also, we will have to wait for the Volvo S90 India launch to obtain the complete list of features. Volvo S90 Design Volvo’s latest design language dictates the styling of the new S90 sedan. It features a front end reminiscent of the new XC90 SUV that was launched in India in 2015. The signature Volvo front grille, full LED headlamps and Thor’s Hammer LED DRLs are the highlights of the nose. The tail is perhaps the most disticntive part of the design. Highlights include a sculpted boot lid and C-shaped taillights. The latter could have been a little sleeker. Overall, the design of the Volvo S90 is understated, yet elegant. The above statement is true for the interiors as well. There is nice usage of light and dark materials around the cabin. Complementing the general theme are tastefully done silver and wood inserts. Dominating the centre console is an 8 inch touchscreen with vertical AC vents on either side. The dials are all digital. In all probability, Volvo will provide a choice of customization options such as choice of leather upholstery, sound system, etc. Volvo S90 Video Volvo S90 Official Image Gallery Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updated on the Volvo S90 India launch and price. Also, follow us for the latest news and reviews from the Indian automotive scene. The post SCOOP! Volvo S90 Prices Will Start at INR 57 lacs appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

Volvo is all set to launch the S90 sedan in India later this year. This will be the Swedish manufacturer’s second launch this year, first being the S60 Cross Country. It will replace the Volvo S80 sedan in India. Although the launch is still a few months away, we have exclusive details on the pricing of the Volvo S90 sedan. According to sources, the Volvo S90 D4 trim will cost INR 57 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Also, dealers have started accepting bookings for the upcoming sedan, which should arrive in showrooms by September – October 2016. Here are all the details on the upcoming Volvo S90 India launch, price, specifications and more. Also See – Volvo XC90 Volvo S90 India Launch Volvo is yet to announce a launch date for the S90 sedan in India. Based on information provided by our sources, the Volvo S90 India launch will take place by the end of September 2016 or early October 2016 . Volvo the only luxury car manufacturer in India whose Diesel powered vehicles have not been affected by the ongoing Delhi Diesel ban. This is because they employ a 1969 cc Diesel engine. However, the Supreme Court might do away with the ban following subsequent hearings. With so much uncertainty surrounding the whole issue, it would be wise on Volvo’s part to launch the S90 as soon as possible. It will help them take advantage of the situation. Volvo S90 Bookings Open Volvo S90 India Launch Date September – October 2016 Volvo S90 India Price As we mentioned earlier, the S90 range will start at INR 47 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi). It will be available in two trims – D4 and D5. Variants Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Volvo S90 D4 Diesel Price in India INR 57 lacs Volvo S90 D5 Diesel Price in India INR 65 lacs The S90 will come to India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) attracting high import duties. At the time of launch, only the diesel variants will go on sale. However, Volvo is evaluating the petrol versions for India as well. They could be launched in India at a later stage at a starting price of around 50 lacs. Volvo S90 India – Rivals Volvo S90 Rivals Price Range Mercedes-Benz E-Class INR 50.21 – 62.09 lacs Audi A6 INR 48.10 – 51.80 lacs BMW 5-Series INR 50.50 – 62.00 lacs Jaguar XF INR 47.67 – 59.97 lacs Volvo S90 India – Specifications Length x Width x Height 4963 x 1879 x 1443 mm Kerb Weight 1808 – 1892 kg Wheel Type and Size 17”/18” Alloys Boot Space -NA- Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Turbocharged Diesel Engine Power 190 hp/235 hp Torque 4000 Nm/480 Nm Top Speed 230 kmph/240 kmph Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 8.2 s/7.0 s Transmission (Gearbox) 8-speed automatic Mileage -NA- The 1969 cc four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine will be available in two states of tune – 190 hp – 400 Nm Front-wheel Drive or 235 hp – 480 Nm all wheel drive. Both will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It is the same engine that powers the Volvo XC90 SUV in India. Petrol engine options could arrive in India at a later stage. Volvo S90 India – Dimensions Length 4963 mm Width 1879 mm Height 1443 mm Wheelbase 2941 mm Turning Radius 11.4 m Volvo S90 India – Mileage Volvo S90 D4 Mileage 20 kpl (estimated) Volvo S90 D5 Mileage 19 kpl (estimated) Powering the S90 is the same 2.0 L diesel that does duty on the XC90. Volvo claims an overall fuel efficiency of 17 kpl for the SUV. Therefore, the sedan should deliver more mileage. We’re expecting an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 19-10 kpl for the Volvo S90 sedan. Volvo S90 India – Features The design of the Volvo S90 is based on the Swedish manufacturer’s latest design language. We have already seen it on the XC90. It will also find its way to the V40 and V40 Cross Country facelift that will come to India this year. Thor’s Hammer LED Daytime Running Lights Full LED Headlamps LED Tail lamps 3-zone Automatic Climate Control 6 airbags Electrically Adjustable Seats with memory function Sunroof Digital instrument cluster HUD Bowers & Wilkins audio system Sensus Connect – 8-inch digital driver display, 9-inch centre display with touch screen, steering wheel buttons, voice control and the optional head-up display Blind Spot Information System Adaptive Cruise Control Obviously, the equipment list will vary depending on the options you tick. Also, we will have to wait for the Volvo S90 India launch to obtain the complete list of features. Volvo S90 Design Volvo’s latest design language dictates the styling of the new S90 sedan. It features a front end reminiscent of the new XC90 SUV that was launched in India in 2015. The signature Volvo front grille, full LED headlamps and Thor’s Hammer LED DRLs are the highlights of the nose. The tail is perhaps the most disticntive part of the design. Highlights include a sculpted boot lid and C-shaped taillights. The latter could have been a little sleeker. Overall, the design of the Volvo S90 is understated, yet elegant. The above statement is true for the interiors as well. There is nice usage of light and dark materials around the cabin. Complementing the general theme are tastefully done silver and wood inserts. Dominating the centre console is an 8 inch touchscreen with vertical AC vents on either side. The dials are all digital. In all probability, Volvo will provide a choice of customization options such as choice of leather upholstery, sound system, etc. Volvo S90 Video Volvo S90 Official Image Gallery Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updated on the Volvo S90 India launch and price. Also, follow us for the latest news and reviews from the Indian automotive scene. The post SCOOP! Volvo S90 Prices Will Start at INR 57 lacs appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

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CNG Conversion Kits for Cars Banned in Delhi – Full News Coverage

After the controversial Odd-Even car rationing policy, Delhi Govt. has now decided to ban retrofitting CNG kits to cars. This order also bans conversion of cars to run on LPG. This decision comes on the back of many complaints received by the Government on illegal fitment of CNG kits at non-authorized dealers. Funnily, however, this order now stops even the authorized dealerships from sales and installation of CNG conversion kits for cars. It maybe noted that non-certified CNG kits are potentially hazardous. CNG is highly flammable in nature and these un-tested CNG kits can malfunction and result in loss of life and property in an event of fire. Now, to curb the sale of such dubious quality kits, the Delhi Transport Department has asked Motor Licensing Officers to stop awarding registration to vehicles running on retrofitted CNG kits. So, basically, the State Transport Department will no longer register vehicles with retro-fitted CNG kits. Cars with factory-fitted CNG kits, however, stand unaffected from this ban. This ban will be lifted only after detailed inquiry on this matter takes place. Transport Minister Satyendar Jain has already come up with a road-map for a detailed inquiry on this matter.“ There will be a full-fledged inquiry and there is no fixed time frame. Till then, the transport department will not register any cars retrofitted with CNG kits. Company-fitted CNG cars will be registered, however, ” said a government official. “The transport department has been conducting its own inquiries and inspections as well over the last few days. We have forwarded a police complaint to Civil Lines police station regarding the matter,” said a Delhi government spokesperson. This ban came into effect after looking into complaints by Aam Aadmi Sena party and a private company raising concern on sales and usage of these sub-standard kits. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the ban on CNG conversion kits for cars in Delhi. The post CNG Conversion Kits for Cars Banned in Delhi – Full News Coverage appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

After the controversial Odd-Even car rationing policy, Delhi Govt. has now decided to ban retrofitting CNG kits to cars. This order also bans conversion of cars to run on LPG. This decision comes on the back of many complaints received by the Government on illegal fitment of CNG kits at non-authorized dealers. Funnily, however, this order now stops even the authorized dealerships from sales and installation of CNG conversion kits for cars. It maybe noted that non-certified CNG kits are potentially hazardous. CNG is highly flammable in nature and these un-tested CNG kits can malfunction and result in loss of life and property in an event of fire. Now, to curb the sale of such dubious quality kits, the Delhi Transport Department has asked Motor Licensing Officers to stop awarding registration to vehicles running on retrofitted CNG kits. So, basically, the State Transport Department will no longer register vehicles with retro-fitted CNG kits. Cars with factory-fitted CNG kits, however, stand unaffected from this ban. This ban will be lifted only after detailed inquiry on this matter takes place. Transport Minister Satyendar Jain has already come up with a road-map for a detailed inquiry on this matter.“ There will be a full-fledged inquiry and there is no fixed time frame. Till then, the transport department will not register any cars retrofitted with CNG kits. Company-fitted CNG cars will be registered, however, ” said a government official. “The transport department has been conducting its own inquiries and inspections as well over the last few days. We have forwarded a police complaint to Civil Lines police station regarding the matter,” said a Delhi government spokesperson. This ban came into effect after looking into complaints by Aam Aadmi Sena party and a private company raising concern on sales and usage of these sub-standard kits. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the ban on CNG conversion kits for cars in Delhi. The post CNG Conversion Kits for Cars Banned in Delhi – Full News Coverage appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

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UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350

What do you if you’ve got around 1-1.5 lacs to spend on a cruiser? Well, you get yourself a Royal Enfield Thunderbird or a Classic 350 . Don’t want an RE? Then you can either save a whole lot of cash and get yourself a Bajaj Avenger, or you can put in some more, a lot more, and get the Harley-Davidson Street 750. Those would have been your only options till last year, but now, UM has launched the Renegade Commando in India. Miami-based United Motors has launched three cruisers in the Indian market – Renegade Commando, Sport S and Commando Classic. So should you give the newbie a shot? Or should go for the tried and tested Royal Enfields? Find out here in our UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 spec-sheet comparo. Also See –  Affordable Cruiser Bikes in India 2016 UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 – Design Comparison The UM Renegade Commando is a typical cruiser in terms of design. You get a round headlamp up front, a no-fuss well-rounded fuel tank and a relaxed riding position. Blacked out mechanicals, fat tyres and spoked wheels round off the design. The Classic 350 is unmistakably Royal Enfield with its retro design elements infused with a few modern touches. The Thunderbird, in comparison, looks fairly modern with its different riding style, projector headlamps, LED taillamps, etc. In terms of features, the Classic 350 misses out on a tachometer, trip meter and a fuel gauge, but that is in line with the old world charm the Classic offers. Also See –  Royal Enfield Himalayan ;  UM Motorcycles UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 – Specifications Comparison   UM Renegade Commando RE Classic 350 RE Thunderbird 350 Dimensions (LengthxWidthxHeight) 2223 x 883 x 1050 mm 2180 x 790 x 1080 mm 2060 x 790 x 1205 mm Kerb Weight -NA- 187 kg 192 kg Ground Clearance -NA- 135 mm 140 mm Engine Displacement 279 cc Single Cylinder, liquid-cooled 346 cc single cylinder air cooled 346 cc single cylinder air cooled Power 25 bhp @ 8500 rpm 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm Torque 21.8 Nm @ 7000 rpm 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm Transmission 6-speed 5-speed 5-speed Suspension Front – Hydraulic Telescopic Rear – Hydraulic With Spring Front – Telescopic, 35mm Forks Rear- Twin gas charged shock absorbers Front – Telescopic, 41mm forks Rear – Twin gas charged shock absorbers   Brakes Front – -NA- Rear – -NA- Front – Disc, 280mm Rear – Drum, 153 mm Front – Disc, 280 mm Rear – Disc, 240 mm Mileage -NA- 37 kpl 37 kpl Top Speed -NA- 130 kph 107 kph Price INR 1.59 lacs INR 1.29 lacs INR 1.40 lacs Although the UM Renegade Commando has a smaller engine, in terms of capacity, the power output is higher in comparison to the Enfields. However, the Thunderbird’s and Classic’s 346 cc engine develops more torque and the peak power and torque figures are developed at a much lower rpm. Dimensionally, the Renegade Commando is longer and wider than the RE siblings. Also See – UM Renegade Commando UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 – Price Comparison   UM Renegade Commando RE Classic 350 RE Thunderbird 350 Price INR 1.59 lacs INR 1.29 lacs INR 1.40 lacs all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is the cheapest of the lot followed by the Thunderbird 350. The UM Renegade Commando costs INR 19,000 more than the Thunderbird and a full 30,000 more than the Classic. However, as the Indian market tends to perceive foreign brands as more premium, the price difference between the UM and the Royal Enfields might not prove to be a big deterrent. UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 – The Verdict! Design – The UM Renegade Commando looks like a typical cruiser. The Thunderbird gets modern touches all around while the Classic’s design’s biggest selling point is its old world charm. Specifications – The Renegade might be more powerful, but it has lower torque figures. Also, the 346 cc motor powering the two RE’s develop peak figures at a lower rpm. Price – The UM Renegade Commando costs 19,000 more than the Thunderbird and 30,000 more than the Classic. So what do you think of our UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 comparison? Do let us know via the comments section below and stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for more updates on UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350. The post UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

What do you if you’ve got around 1-1.5 lacs to spend on a cruiser? Well, you get yourself a Royal Enfield Thunderbird or a Classic 350 . Don’t want an RE? Then you can either save a whole lot of cash and get yourself a Bajaj Avenger, or you can put in some more, a lot more, and get the Harley-Davidson Street 750. Those would have been your only options till last year, but now, UM has launched the Renegade Commando in India. Miami-based United Motors has launched three cruisers in the Indian market – Renegade Commando, Sport S and Commando Classic. So should you give the newbie a shot? Or should go for the tried and tested Royal Enfields? Find out here in our UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 spec-sheet comparo. Also See –  Affordable Cruiser Bikes in India 2016 UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 – Design Comparison The UM Renegade Commando is a typical cruiser in terms of design. You get a round headlamp up front, a no-fuss well-rounded fuel tank and a relaxed riding position. Blacked out mechanicals, fat tyres and spoked wheels round off the design. The Classic 350 is unmistakably Royal Enfield with its retro design elements infused with a few modern touches. The Thunderbird, in comparison, looks fairly modern with its different riding style, projector headlamps, LED taillamps, etc. In terms of features, the Classic 350 misses out on a tachometer, trip meter and a fuel gauge, but that is in line with the old world charm the Classic offers. Also See –  Royal Enfield Himalayan ;  UM Motorcycles UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 – Specifications Comparison   UM Renegade Commando RE Classic 350 RE Thunderbird 350 Dimensions (LengthxWidthxHeight) 2223 x 883 x 1050 mm 2180 x 790 x 1080 mm 2060 x 790 x 1205 mm Kerb Weight -NA- 187 kg 192 kg Ground Clearance -NA- 135 mm 140 mm Engine Displacement 279 cc Single Cylinder, liquid-cooled 346 cc single cylinder air cooled 346 cc single cylinder air cooled Power 25 bhp @ 8500 rpm 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm Torque 21.8 Nm @ 7000 rpm 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm Transmission 6-speed 5-speed 5-speed Suspension Front – Hydraulic Telescopic Rear – Hydraulic With Spring Front – Telescopic, 35mm Forks Rear- Twin gas charged shock absorbers Front – Telescopic, 41mm forks Rear – Twin gas charged shock absorbers   Brakes Front – -NA- Rear – -NA- Front – Disc, 280mm Rear – Drum, 153 mm Front – Disc, 280 mm Rear – Disc, 240 mm Mileage -NA- 37 kpl 37 kpl Top Speed -NA- 130 kph 107 kph Price INR 1.59 lacs INR 1.29 lacs INR 1.40 lacs Although the UM Renegade Commando has a smaller engine, in terms of capacity, the power output is higher in comparison to the Enfields. However, the Thunderbird’s and Classic’s 346 cc engine develops more torque and the peak power and torque figures are developed at a much lower rpm. Dimensionally, the Renegade Commando is longer and wider than the RE siblings. Also See – UM Renegade Commando UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 – Price Comparison   UM Renegade Commando RE Classic 350 RE Thunderbird 350 Price INR 1.59 lacs INR 1.29 lacs INR 1.40 lacs all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is the cheapest of the lot followed by the Thunderbird 350. The UM Renegade Commando costs INR 19,000 more than the Thunderbird and a full 30,000 more than the Classic. However, as the Indian market tends to perceive foreign brands as more premium, the price difference between the UM and the Royal Enfields might not prove to be a big deterrent. UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 – The Verdict! Design – The UM Renegade Commando looks like a typical cruiser. The Thunderbird gets modern touches all around while the Classic’s design’s biggest selling point is its old world charm. Specifications – The Renegade might be more powerful, but it has lower torque figures. Also, the 346 cc motor powering the two RE’s develop peak figures at a lower rpm. Price – The UM Renegade Commando costs 19,000 more than the Thunderbird and 30,000 more than the Classic. So what do you think of our UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 comparison? Do let us know via the comments section below and stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for more updates on UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350. The post UM Renegade Commando vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Thunderbird 350 appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

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New Honda Accord India Launch Soon; Showcased at Auto Expo 2016

Honda showcased the new Accord at the Auto Expo 2016 and there are good chances that the new Honda Accord India launch is in the offing. And the much loved D-segment sedan is likely to make a comeback in the Indian market in late 2016. In an interview with the Financial Express, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Senior VP, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India stated that, “We have the full intention of getting the Accord back in our portfolio, expect the current version sold overseas to come to India next fiscal.” Honda America has unveiled a facelifted version of the India bound Accord. Check out our report here for all the available new Honda Accord 2016 India launch details. Also See – Honda BR-V  | New Honda Civic New Honda Accord 2016 India Launch Date Concrete details on the new Honad Accord 2016 India launch date are unavailable, but the new model has already been showcased at the Auto Expo .  The current generation Accord made its debut in the year 2013 and has already gone under the scalpel for a facelift. 2016 Honda Accord Launch Date in India November 2016 2016 Honda Accord Bookings Open From  October 2016 There are good chances that the new Honda Accord 2016 India launch date will fall in the last quarter of 2016 Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars in India 2015-16 New Honda Accord Price in India 2016 Honda Accord Prices (Expected) Petrol Only Model INR 25 lacs Hybrid Model INR 28 lacs While we’ll have to wait till the new Honda Accord India launch for the official prices, our guess is that this D-segment sedan will go on sale in India at a starting price of roughly INR 25 lakhs. New Honda Accord India Specifications 2016 Honda Accord Specifications Engine 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol; 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol + Electric Motor Maximum Power (Petrol Only) 141BHP; 196 BHP Maximum Torque 306 Nm Transmission CVT New Honda Accord India Mileage 2016 Honda Accord Mileage 2016 Honda Accord Petrol Mileage Upto 15 KMPL 2016 Honda Accord Petrol Mileage Upto 19 KMPL New Honda Accord 2016 India Features Honda introduced the facelift-ed version of the current generation Accord with many new features. The highlight of the car’s features list are – LED headlamps LED tail lamps LED foglights 7 inch touchscreen Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto compatibility New Honda Accord India 2016 Rivals Among the biggest rivals of the new Accord in India will be- New Skoda Superb Toyota Camry Hybrid New Honda Accord 2016 India – Exterior Design The new Honda Accord 2016 looks nothing like the earlier Accord that was on sale in India. It gets a striking front-end that boasts of a large chrome-plated grille, stylish headlamps that have LED fixtures and LED foglamps too. Other highlight here is sporty bumper that has some chrome garnishing. You’ll be quick to appreciate the very sporty alloy wheels when viewing this car in side profile. The rear-end has highlights such as chrome garnishing on the boot-lid, an integrated boot spoiler, a sporty rear bumper and LED tail-lights. New Honda Accord 2016 India – Interior Honda says that the new Accord’s interior is designed as per its ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’ philosophy. Hence, the new Accord’s interior benefits from high cabin space. The new Accord’s interior is loaded with features and is highly ergonomic. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen interface for the AVN (Audio, Video and Navigation). New Honda Accord 2016 India – Engine and Transmission The new Accrord is very likely to come in two engine variants. While one of these will be the petrol-powered version, the other will be a hybrid that will lock horns with the Camry Hybrid. The hybrid car market is slowly picking up in the country, and could have planned to capitalize on this trend. Worth a mention here is that Honda was the first in segment to have launched a hybrid version of the Civic, but thanks to unfavorable market dynamics prevailing at that time, the car never sold well. However, things seem to have changed, and Honda might enjoy a better fate with its second hybrid for India. Internationally, the Accord is being sold with 2.4-liter four-cylinder direct injected petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 185 hp, and comes mated to a CVT/six-speed manual gearbox. As for the hybrid variant, the same was showcased in India back at the 2014 Auto Expo and was equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that came coupled with a 124 kW electric motor. Together, the hybrid powerplant produces 196 hp, and comes paired to an E-CVT gearbox. New Honda Accord 2016 India – Suspension Instead of the earlier car’s double wishbone suspension, the new Honda Accord 2016 sports of a McPherson strut. Hence, the new car is lighter by upto 24kgs. Furthermore, the new Accord 2016 has a stiffer chassis than the earlier car. Also, the Accord’s overall length and wheelbase is now 80mm and 25mm shorter. The new Accord, as a result, is sportier to drive. Honda showcased the new Accord at the Auto Expo 2016 and there are good chances that the new Honda Accord India launch is in the offing. And the much loved D-segment sedan is likely to make a comeback in the Indian market in late 2016. In an interview with the Financial Express, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Senior VP, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India stated that, “We have the full intention of getting the Accord back in our portfolio, expect the current version sold overseas to come to India next fiscal.” Honda America has unveiled a facelifted version of the India bound… New Honda Accord India Launch Soon; Showcased at Auto Expo 2016 New Honda Accord India Launch Soon; Showcased at Auto Expo 2016 2016-06-27 Yatharth Chauhan 2016 Honda Accord Looks – 91% Features – 85% Engines – 94% Brand Image – 85% 89 89 % More Stylish, More Modern and Sportier than the earlier version User Rating: 4.7 ( 1 votes) 2016 Honda Accord Images Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new Honda Accord 2016 India launch, price in India, specifications, features and other details. The post New Honda Accord India Launch Soon; Showcased at Auto Expo 2016 appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

Honda showcased the new Accord at the Auto Expo 2016 and there are good chances that the new Honda Accord India launch is in the offing. And the much loved D-segment sedan is likely to make a comeback in the Indian market in late 2016. In an interview with the Financial Express, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Senior VP, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India stated that, “We have the full intention of getting the Accord back in our portfolio, expect the current version sold overseas to come to India next fiscal.” Honda America has unveiled a facelifted version of the India bound Accord. Check out our report here for all the available new Honda Accord 2016 India launch details. Also See – Honda BR-V  | New Honda Civic New Honda Accord 2016 India Launch Date Concrete details on the new Honad Accord 2016 India launch date are unavailable, but the new model has already been showcased at the Auto Expo .  The current generation Accord made its debut in the year 2013 and has already gone under the scalpel for a facelift. 2016 Honda Accord Launch Date in India November 2016 2016 Honda Accord Bookings Open From  October 2016 There are good chances that the new Honda Accord 2016 India launch date will fall in the last quarter of 2016 Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars in India 2015-16 New Honda Accord Price in India 2016 Honda Accord Prices (Expected) Petrol Only Model INR 25 lacs Hybrid Model INR 28 lacs While we’ll have to wait till the new Honda Accord India launch for the official prices, our guess is that this D-segment sedan will go on sale in India at a starting price of roughly INR 25 lakhs. New Honda Accord India Specifications 2016 Honda Accord Specifications Engine 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol; 2.4-litre, 4-cylinder i-VTEC Petrol + Electric Motor Maximum Power (Petrol Only) 141BHP; 196 BHP Maximum Torque 306 Nm Transmission CVT New Honda Accord India Mileage 2016 Honda Accord Mileage 2016 Honda Accord Petrol Mileage Upto 15 KMPL 2016 Honda Accord Petrol Mileage Upto 19 KMPL New Honda Accord 2016 India Features Honda introduced the facelift-ed version of the current generation Accord with many new features. The highlight of the car’s features list are – LED headlamps LED tail lamps LED foglights 7 inch touchscreen Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto compatibility New Honda Accord India 2016 Rivals Among the biggest rivals of the new Accord in India will be- New Skoda Superb Toyota Camry Hybrid New Honda Accord 2016 India – Exterior Design The new Honda Accord 2016 looks nothing like the earlier Accord that was on sale in India. It gets a striking front-end that boasts of a large chrome-plated grille, stylish headlamps that have LED fixtures and LED foglamps too. Other highlight here is sporty bumper that has some chrome garnishing. You’ll be quick to appreciate the very sporty alloy wheels when viewing this car in side profile. The rear-end has highlights such as chrome garnishing on the boot-lid, an integrated boot spoiler, a sporty rear bumper and LED tail-lights. New Honda Accord 2016 India – Interior Honda says that the new Accord’s interior is designed as per its ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’ philosophy. Hence, the new Accord’s interior benefits from high cabin space. The new Accord’s interior is loaded with features and is highly ergonomic. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen interface for the AVN (Audio, Video and Navigation). New Honda Accord 2016 India – Engine and Transmission The new Accrord is very likely to come in two engine variants. While one of these will be the petrol-powered version, the other will be a hybrid that will lock horns with the Camry Hybrid. The hybrid car market is slowly picking up in the country, and could have planned to capitalize on this trend. Worth a mention here is that Honda was the first in segment to have launched a hybrid version of the Civic, but thanks to unfavorable market dynamics prevailing at that time, the car never sold well. However, things seem to have changed, and Honda might enjoy a better fate with its second hybrid for India. Internationally, the Accord is being sold with 2.4-liter four-cylinder direct injected petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 185 hp, and comes mated to a CVT/six-speed manual gearbox. As for the hybrid variant, the same was showcased in India back at the 2014 Auto Expo and was equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that came coupled with a 124 kW electric motor. Together, the hybrid powerplant produces 196 hp, and comes paired to an E-CVT gearbox. New Honda Accord 2016 India – Suspension Instead of the earlier car’s double wishbone suspension, the new Honda Accord 2016 sports of a McPherson strut. Hence, the new car is lighter by upto 24kgs. Furthermore, the new Accord 2016 has a stiffer chassis than the earlier car. Also, the Accord’s overall length and wheelbase is now 80mm and 25mm shorter. The new Accord, as a result, is sportier to drive. Honda showcased the new Accord at the Auto Expo 2016 and there are good chances that the new Honda Accord India launch is in the offing. And the much loved D-segment sedan is likely to make a comeback in the Indian market in late 2016. In an interview with the Financial Express, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Senior VP, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India stated that, “We have the full intention of getting the Accord back in our portfolio, expect the current version sold overseas to come to India next fiscal.” Honda America has unveiled a facelifted version of the India bound… New Honda Accord India Launch Soon; Showcased at Auto Expo 2016 New Honda Accord India Launch Soon; Showcased at Auto Expo 2016 2016-06-27 Yatharth Chauhan 2016 Honda Accord Looks – 91% Features – 85% Engines – 94% Brand Image – 85% 89 89 % More Stylish, More Modern and Sportier than the earlier version User Rating: 4.7 ( 1 votes) 2016 Honda Accord Images Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new Honda Accord 2016 India launch, price in India, specifications, features and other details. The post New Honda Accord India Launch Soon; Showcased at Auto Expo 2016 appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

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Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100

In January 2016, we witnessed the launch of the Mahindra KUV100 – the UV manufacturer’s take on the hatchback segment. Judging by the response it has received, Mahindra seems to have gotten their strategy spot on.  Maruti is about to launch the Ignis micro-SUV in India soon. The only direct rival to the Ignis we can think of will be the Mahindra KUV100 . In this post, we will compare the two micro SUVs based on price, specifications, mileage, dimensions and more. Read our Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 comparison for more. Also See – Upcoming Maruti Cars in India Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Price Comparison Diesel Maruti Ignis* Mahindra KUV100^ Sigma INR 6.00 lacs K2 INR 5.48 lacs Delta INR 6.55 lacs K2+ INR 5.71 lacs Zeta INR 7.25 lacs K4 INR 5.83 lacs Alpha INR 7.79 lacs K4+ INR 6.05 lacs K6 INR 6.48 lacs K6+ INR 6.70 lacs K8 INR 7.04 lacs Petrol Maruti Ignis* Mahindra KUV100^ Sigma INR 5.00 lacs K2 INR 4.57 lacs Delta INR 5.60 lacs K2+ INR 4.86 lacs Zeta INR 6.20 lacs K4 INR 4.98 lacs Delta Automatic INR 6.55 lacs K4+ INR 5.20 lacs Alpha INR 6.70 lacs K6 INR 5.57 lacs Zeta Automatic INR 7.20 lacs K6+ INR 5.79 lacs K8 INR 6.13 lacs ^ex-showroom, Delhi price *estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price The prices mentioned above (Maruti Ignis) are estimated figures. Actual pricing could be closer to the KUV100’s. However, top-end variants of the Ignis will definitely be more expensive as they will come with a longer list of features. Also, expect overall quality levels to be much better than Mahindra. Unlike the KUV, Ignis will be available with an optional automatic in the form of a CVT. No automatic variants for the KUV100 Also See – Mahindra KUV100 Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100  Specifications Comparison Diesel Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel 1.2 L Diesel Power 75 bhp 77 bhp Torque 190 Nm 190 Nm Top Speed -NA- -NA- Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA- Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual Mileage 25 kpl (estimated) 25.32 kpl (claimed)  Petrol Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.3 L Diesel Power 83 bhp 82 bhp Torque 115 Nm 115 Nm Top Speed -NA- -NA- Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA- Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/CVT 5-speed manual Mileage 21 kpl (estimated) 18.15 kpl (claimed) Also See – Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Maruti Ignis will share its engines with the Swift / Dzire / Baleno . Powering the Ignis will be a 1.3 L Diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. While the petrol variants will employ a 1.2 L Petrol engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT. If the estimates are anything to go by, power and torque figures of both cars will be identical. Hopefully, Ignis petrol will not feel as sluggish as the KUV100 petrol. Also, Maruti will have the advantage of an automatic transmission option over Mahindra. Maruti Ignis will be smaller and less powerful Also See – Upcoming Cars in India 2016-17 Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Dimensions   Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Length x Width x Height 3693 x 1709 x 1566 mm 3675 x 1715 x 1665 mm Wheelbase 2438 mm 2385 mm Kerb Weight -NA- 1085 – 1135 kg Wheel Type and Size -NA- 14 inch alloys Boot Space -NA- 243 L Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Mileage Comparison   Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Diesel 25 kpl (est.) 25.32 kpl Petrol 21 kpl (est.) 18.1 kpl Mahindra is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 25.32 kpl for the KUV100. We’re expecting the Ignis to return an overall claimed mileage of 25 kpl or more. If the Ignis gets SHVS technology or mild hybrid tech then that figure could go up to around 28 kpl. Petrol variants of the KUV100 return a claimed fuel efficiency of 18.1 kpl. Ignis petrol will, almost certainly, be more fuel efficient. Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100  Features Comparison Maruti will be selling the Ignis through the Nexa dealership network meant for their premium models. This means the micro-SUV will come with all the bells and whistles. Highlights will include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more. Mahindra does not offer the KUV100 with projector headlamps, a touchscreen infotainment system or climate control. As we mentioned earlier, the KUV100 might be cheaper than the Ignis, but it will not be as feature rich. Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Manual Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4) Central Locking Yes Yes Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes Audio System Yes (Touchscreen) Yes (2-DIN) Airbags Yes (2) Yes (2) ABS Yes Yes Also See –  KUV100 vs Tiago vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs Figo Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Design Comparison The Mahindra KUV100 features some very interesting styling bits all around. It looks good when viewed from certain angles, but a little awkward from some angles as well. Puny wheels rob it of the proper SUV look and the design, in general, seems a bit overdone. The production spec model of the Ignis will be almost identical to the one showcased at the Auto Expo. Some of the design highlights include – the big, chrome lined grille up front, which also houses the headlamps. LED daytime running lights, steeply raked rear windshield and more. Add to that SUV-like design elements and you get a smart blend of hatchback and SUV. On the inside, it’s pretty much the same story. In order to facilitate the 3+3 seating arrangement, the KUV100 gets a slab-like centre console. The Ignis gets a very cool dashboard design different from anything we’ve seen from Maruti. We’re not sure what colour scheme the Ignis will employ for the India-spec model. However, from the looks of it, both cars will come with a combination of light and dark materials. Additionally, the Ignis is could feature body-coloured highlights in the cabin. Quality levels and fit and finish of the KUV’s cabin isn’t very impressive. Also See – Mahindra KUV100 vs Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison – Verdict Mahindra’s KUV100 is proving to be very popular among the masses. The SUV-crazed Indian audience seems to like what it offers. However, we expect the Ignis to be a better product in terms of design, features and quality. A lot will depend on the pricing of the Maruti Ignis relative to that of the Mahindra KUV100. Therefore, we will be able to provide a definitive verdict only after the Maruti Ignis India launch takes place. Price – Maruti is expected to price the Ignis close to the Mahindra KUV100. However, top-end variants of the Ignis will be more expensive, but more feature-rich as well. Specifications – Both mini-SUVs boast similar power and torque figures. Mahindra KUV100 petrol feels sluggish. Petrol Ignis will get an automatic engine option. Features – Expect the Ignis to be more feature-rich with premium features like a touchscreen infotainment system, projector headlamps and more. Design – The Ignis will definitely be more eye-catching than the Mahindra KUV100. KUV looks awkward from some angles. Also See – Upcoming SUVs in India Under 15 lacs What do you think of our Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 comparison? Do let us know via the comments section below. 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In January 2016, we witnessed the launch of the Mahindra KUV100 – the UV manufacturer’s take on the hatchback segment. Judging by the response it has received, Mahindra seems to have gotten their strategy spot on.  Maruti is about to launch the Ignis micro-SUV in India soon. The only direct rival to the Ignis we can think of will be the Mahindra KUV100 . In this post, we will compare the two micro SUVs based on price, specifications, mileage, dimensions and more. Read our Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 comparison for more. Also See – Upcoming Maruti Cars in India Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Price Comparison Diesel Maruti Ignis* Mahindra KUV100^ Sigma INR 6.00 lacs K2 INR 5.48 lacs Delta INR 6.55 lacs K2+ INR 5.71 lacs Zeta INR 7.25 lacs K4 INR 5.83 lacs Alpha INR 7.79 lacs K4+ INR 6.05 lacs K6 INR 6.48 lacs K6+ INR 6.70 lacs K8 INR 7.04 lacs Petrol Maruti Ignis* Mahindra KUV100^ Sigma INR 5.00 lacs K2 INR 4.57 lacs Delta INR 5.60 lacs K2+ INR 4.86 lacs Zeta INR 6.20 lacs K4 INR 4.98 lacs Delta Automatic INR 6.55 lacs K4+ INR 5.20 lacs Alpha INR 6.70 lacs K6 INR 5.57 lacs Zeta Automatic INR 7.20 lacs K6+ INR 5.79 lacs K8 INR 6.13 lacs ^ex-showroom, Delhi price *estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price The prices mentioned above (Maruti Ignis) are estimated figures. Actual pricing could be closer to the KUV100’s. However, top-end variants of the Ignis will definitely be more expensive as they will come with a longer list of features. Also, expect overall quality levels to be much better than Mahindra. Unlike the KUV, Ignis will be available with an optional automatic in the form of a CVT. No automatic variants for the KUV100 Also See – Mahindra KUV100 Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100  Specifications Comparison Diesel Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel 1.2 L Diesel Power 75 bhp 77 bhp Torque 190 Nm 190 Nm Top Speed -NA- -NA- Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA- Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual Mileage 25 kpl (estimated) 25.32 kpl (claimed)  Petrol Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.3 L Diesel Power 83 bhp 82 bhp Torque 115 Nm 115 Nm Top Speed -NA- -NA- Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA- Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/CVT 5-speed manual Mileage 21 kpl (estimated) 18.15 kpl (claimed) Also See – Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Maruti Ignis will share its engines with the Swift / Dzire / Baleno . Powering the Ignis will be a 1.3 L Diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. While the petrol variants will employ a 1.2 L Petrol engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT. If the estimates are anything to go by, power and torque figures of both cars will be identical. Hopefully, Ignis petrol will not feel as sluggish as the KUV100 petrol. Also, Maruti will have the advantage of an automatic transmission option over Mahindra. Maruti Ignis will be smaller and less powerful Also See – Upcoming Cars in India 2016-17 Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Dimensions   Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Length x Width x Height 3693 x 1709 x 1566 mm 3675 x 1715 x 1665 mm Wheelbase 2438 mm 2385 mm Kerb Weight -NA- 1085 – 1135 kg Wheel Type and Size -NA- 14 inch alloys Boot Space -NA- 243 L Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Mileage Comparison   Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Diesel 25 kpl (est.) 25.32 kpl Petrol 21 kpl (est.) 18.1 kpl Mahindra is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 25.32 kpl for the KUV100. We’re expecting the Ignis to return an overall claimed mileage of 25 kpl or more. If the Ignis gets SHVS technology or mild hybrid tech then that figure could go up to around 28 kpl. Petrol variants of the KUV100 return a claimed fuel efficiency of 18.1 kpl. Ignis petrol will, almost certainly, be more fuel efficient. Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100  Features Comparison Maruti will be selling the Ignis through the Nexa dealership network meant for their premium models. This means the micro-SUV will come with all the bells and whistles. Highlights will include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more. Mahindra does not offer the KUV100 with projector headlamps, a touchscreen infotainment system or climate control. As we mentioned earlier, the KUV100 might be cheaper than the Ignis, but it will not be as feature rich. Maruti Ignis Mahindra KUV100 Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Manual Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4) Central Locking Yes Yes Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes Audio System Yes (Touchscreen) Yes (2-DIN) Airbags Yes (2) Yes (2) ABS Yes Yes Also See –  KUV100 vs Tiago vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs Figo Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Design Comparison The Mahindra KUV100 features some very interesting styling bits all around. It looks good when viewed from certain angles, but a little awkward from some angles as well. Puny wheels rob it of the proper SUV look and the design, in general, seems a bit overdone. The production spec model of the Ignis will be almost identical to the one showcased at the Auto Expo. Some of the design highlights include – the big, chrome lined grille up front, which also houses the headlamps. LED daytime running lights, steeply raked rear windshield and more. Add to that SUV-like design elements and you get a smart blend of hatchback and SUV. On the inside, it’s pretty much the same story. In order to facilitate the 3+3 seating arrangement, the KUV100 gets a slab-like centre console. The Ignis gets a very cool dashboard design different from anything we’ve seen from Maruti. We’re not sure what colour scheme the Ignis will employ for the India-spec model. However, from the looks of it, both cars will come with a combination of light and dark materials. Additionally, the Ignis is could feature body-coloured highlights in the cabin. Quality levels and fit and finish of the KUV’s cabin isn’t very impressive. Also See – Mahindra KUV100 vs Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison – Verdict Mahindra’s KUV100 is proving to be very popular among the masses. The SUV-crazed Indian audience seems to like what it offers. However, we expect the Ignis to be a better product in terms of design, features and quality. A lot will depend on the pricing of the Maruti Ignis relative to that of the Mahindra KUV100. Therefore, we will be able to provide a definitive verdict only after the Maruti Ignis India launch takes place. Price – Maruti is expected to price the Ignis close to the Mahindra KUV100. However, top-end variants of the Ignis will be more expensive, but more feature-rich as well. Specifications – Both mini-SUVs boast similar power and torque figures. Mahindra KUV100 petrol feels sluggish. Petrol Ignis will get an automatic engine option. Features – Expect the Ignis to be more feature-rich with premium features like a touchscreen infotainment system, projector headlamps and more. Design – The Ignis will definitely be more eye-catching than the Mahindra KUV100. KUV looks awkward from some angles. Also See – Upcoming SUVs in India Under 15 lacs What do you think of our Maruti Ignis vs Mahindra KUV100 comparison? Do let us know via the comments section below. 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Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Launch Around Diwali [All the Details]

Joining the Tiago  hatchback in Tata ‘s product portfolio will be a new compact sedan, which, so far, has been known only as the “Kite 5” compact sedan. The upcoming Tata Kite 5 compact sedan will be a logical replacement for the very successful, but now dated, Indigo eCS. We have already driven the new Tata Tiago hatchback and the upcoming small car from Tata Motors will go on sale in January. Its sedan derivative, however, is still some time away from us and from the looks of it, the Tiago-derived sedan, which has made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016 ,will be out only by August this year. While you can safely expect us to come up with a detailed Tata Kite 5 review and test drive report at the earliest, here, on this page, we have all the Tata Kite 5 launch date, along with the available information on its price, features, specifications and variants. Also See- Volkswagen Ameo Petrol Test Drive Review Tata Kite 5 Launch Date Like we said, the Tata Kite 5 compact sedan launch is still some time away from us and while this car’s debut took place at the Auto Expo 2016 , our guess is that the Tata Kite 5 launch date will fall around Diwali this year. Production of the upcoming compact sedan, akin to its hatchback sibling, will take place at the manufacturer’s Sanand facility in Gujarat. Tata Kite 5 Launch Date November 2016 Tata Kite 5 Bookings Open From  October 2016 Tata Kite 5 Price in India While the Tata Kite 5 price will be made public only at the time of its official launch, our guess is that the upcoming Kite 5 compact sedan will go on sale for roughly INR 3.8 lacs (ex-showroom). Here’s the estimated price list of the Tata Kite 5 Petrol and Diesel variants. Tata Kite5 Tiago-based Compact Sedan Prices (Expected) Tata Kite5 XB Petrol INR 3.80 lacs Tata Kite5 XE Petrol INR 4.19 lacs Tata Kite5 XM Petrol INR 4.79 lacs Tata Kite5 XT Petrol INR 5.00 lacs Tata Kite5 XZ Petrol INR 5.49 lacs Tata Kite5 XB Diesel INR 4.59 lacs Tata Kite5 XE Diesel INR 4.89 lacs Tata Kite5 XM Diesel INR 5.19 lacs Tata Kite5 XT Diesel INR 5.59 lacs Tata Kite5 XZ Diesel INR 5.99 lacs Tata Kite 5 Specifications Fuel type Petrol/Diesel Type Revotron, 3 cylinder, MPFi with MULTI DRIVE; Revotorq; 3 cylinder, CRAIL with MULTI DRIVE Cubic capacity 1199 cc; 1057 cc Made of All-Aluminum; Head: Aluminum, Block: Cast Iron Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive Max power 85 PS @ 6000 RPM; 70 PS @ 4000 RPM Max torque 114 Nm @ 3500 RPM; 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 RPM Bore/stroke 77 mm x 85.8 mm; 75 mm x 79 mm Compression ratio 10.8:1; 16:1 Valve gear DOHC 4 valves/ cylinder Engine management ECU controlled The Tata Tiago sedan will be available with the same engines that power its hatchback siblings. This means that the car will go on sale with a set of all-new petrol and diesel engines that are high on both power and fuel mileage. Powering the petrol variant will be a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Revotron engine with a max. power of 84 bhp and a peak torque of 114 Nm . Claimed fuel mileage could be around 20 km/l. The diesel variant will be powered by a new 1.05-litre, three-pot Revotorq engine with a max. power of 69 bhp and peak torque of 140 Nm . Both the models could get an AMT later on, but at the time of launch will come with a 5-speed Manual. This is what the Tata Kite 5 Compact sedan specifications could look like. Tata Kite5 Mileage Tata Kite5 Mileage (Expected) Tata Kite5 Petrol Mileage 23.84 KMPL Tata Kite5 Diesel Mileage 27.28 KMPL Tata Kite5 will share its engines with the Tiago. Hence, it is likely to become one of the most fuel efficient cars in India. As the engines will come from the Tiago, even the mileage figures should be almost the same. With a mileage figure of 23.84 KMPL for the Petrol model and 27.28 KMPL for the Diesel variant, the Tiago scores highly in terms of fuel efficiency. Tata Kite5 Sedan (Sway) Dimensions Overall Length 3946 mm* Overall Width 1647 mm Overall Height 1535 mm Wheel Base 2400 mm Track Front 1400 mm Track Rear 1420 mm Ground Clearance 170 mm Fuel Tank Capacity 35 litres Boot Space 290 litres* *Estimated Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Competition Majorly, the Kite 5 will rival the Chevrolet Essentia Compact Sedan that was also showcased at the Expo 2016. Also, the upcoming Tiago-based sedan will indirectly rival the likes of Hyundai Xcent , Volkswagen Ameo ,  Honda Amaze , Ford Figo Aspire , and most importantly,  Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire . Also See- Tata Tiago Price  |  Tata Tiago Review  |  Tata Tiago vs Rivals Tata Kite 5 Walk-around Video Review Tata Kite 5 Sedan Specifications   Specifications of the Tata Tiago Sedan Revotron Petrol Model Fuel type Petrol Type Revotron, 3 cylinder, MPFi with MULTI DRIVE Cubic capacity 1199 cc Made of Aluminum Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive Max power 85 PS @ 6000 RPM Max torque 114 Nm @ 3500 RPM REDLINE: Bore/stroke 77 mm x 85.8 mm Compression ratio 10.8:1 Valve gear DOHC 4 valves/ cylinder Engine management ECU controlled Specifications of the Tata Tiago Sedan Revotorq Diesel Model Fuel type Diesel Type Revotorq, 3 cylinder, CRAIL with MULTI DRIVE Cubic capacity 1047 cc Made of head: Aluminum, block: Cast Iron Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive Max power 70 PS @ 4000 RPM Max torque 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 RPM REDLINE: Bore/stroke 75 mm x 79 mm Compression ratio 16:1 Valve gear DOHC 4 valves/ cylinder Engine management ECU controlled Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Interior Features Akin to the exterior, the interior of the upcoming Tata compact sedan will mimic the Tiago’s cabin. The Tiago CS, however, could have a beige colour theme instead of the all-black setup on the Tiago. This car too will get a short-diameter three-spoke steering wheel that will boast of audio/telephony controls on the higher variants. Other highlights of the cabin will be – rectangular aircon vents, a 2-DIN audio system, rear wash/wipe, rear defogger, rear defogger and electrically adjustable ORVMs. Upcoming sedan to have Zica-like cabin, but in a shade of beige Tata Zica Video Review Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Design As has always been the case with compact sedans in India, the upcoming Tiago-based sedan will share most of its design with the donor hatchback. This means that its front-end of the Kite sedan will be characterized by wraparound headlamps and a wide honeycomb radiator grille. The design of the upcoming Tata sedan is expected to bog similar to that of the Zica till around the C-pillar, with the major difference arising out of the longer rear overhang on the sedan sibling. The pre-production model shown at the Auto Expo was seen flaunting smoked headlamps and stylish rims, but these two features might not make it to the production spec Kite 5. We will get finer details only on the Tata Kite 5 launch date. Joining the Tiago hatchback in Tata’s product portfolio will be a new compact sedan, which, so far, has been known only as the “Kite 5” compact sedan. The upcoming Tata Kite 5 compact sedan will be a logical replacement for the very successful, but now dated, Indigo eCS. We have already driven the new Tata Tiago hatchback and the upcoming small car from Tata Motors will go on sale in January. Its sedan derivative, however, is still some time away from us and from the looks of it, the Tiago-derived sedan, which has made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016,will be… Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Launch Around Diwali [All the Details] Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Launch Around Diwali [All the Details] 2016-06-27 Yatharth Chauhan Tata Kite5 Compact Sedan Looks – 91% Engines – 83% Features – 91% 88 88 % Tata Kite5 Tiago-based Compact Sedan looks good, will have efficient engines and could come at an attractive price point User Rating: Be the first one ! Stay tuned to Car Blog India for news updates on the Tata Zica sedan aka Tata Kite 5 launch date, price in India, images. Also, stay tuned for a comprehensive Tata Kite 5 Review and Test Drive Report. The post Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Launch Around Diwali [All the Details] appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

Joining the Tiago  hatchback in Tata ‘s product portfolio will be a new compact sedan, which, so far, has been known only as the “Kite 5” compact sedan. The upcoming Tata Kite 5 compact sedan will be a logical replacement for the very successful, but now dated, Indigo eCS. We have already driven the new Tata Tiago hatchback and the upcoming small car from Tata Motors will go on sale in January. Its sedan derivative, however, is still some time away from us and from the looks of it, the Tiago-derived sedan, which has made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016 ,will be out only by August this year. While you can safely expect us to come up with a detailed Tata Kite 5 review and test drive report at the earliest, here, on this page, we have all the Tata Kite 5 launch date, along with the available information on its price, features, specifications and variants. Also See- Volkswagen Ameo Petrol Test Drive Review Tata Kite 5 Launch Date Like we said, the Tata Kite 5 compact sedan launch is still some time away from us and while this car’s debut took place at the Auto Expo 2016 , our guess is that the Tata Kite 5 launch date will fall around Diwali this year. Production of the upcoming compact sedan, akin to its hatchback sibling, will take place at the manufacturer’s Sanand facility in Gujarat. Tata Kite 5 Launch Date November 2016 Tata Kite 5 Bookings Open From  October 2016 Tata Kite 5 Price in India While the Tata Kite 5 price will be made public only at the time of its official launch, our guess is that the upcoming Kite 5 compact sedan will go on sale for roughly INR 3.8 lacs (ex-showroom). Here’s the estimated price list of the Tata Kite 5 Petrol and Diesel variants. Tata Kite5 Tiago-based Compact Sedan Prices (Expected) Tata Kite5 XB Petrol INR 3.80 lacs Tata Kite5 XE Petrol INR 4.19 lacs Tata Kite5 XM Petrol INR 4.79 lacs Tata Kite5 XT Petrol INR 5.00 lacs Tata Kite5 XZ Petrol INR 5.49 lacs Tata Kite5 XB Diesel INR 4.59 lacs Tata Kite5 XE Diesel INR 4.89 lacs Tata Kite5 XM Diesel INR 5.19 lacs Tata Kite5 XT Diesel INR 5.59 lacs Tata Kite5 XZ Diesel INR 5.99 lacs Tata Kite 5 Specifications Fuel type Petrol/Diesel Type Revotron, 3 cylinder, MPFi with MULTI DRIVE; Revotorq; 3 cylinder, CRAIL with MULTI DRIVE Cubic capacity 1199 cc; 1057 cc Made of All-Aluminum; Head: Aluminum, Block: Cast Iron Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive Max power 85 PS @ 6000 RPM; 70 PS @ 4000 RPM Max torque 114 Nm @ 3500 RPM; 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 RPM Bore/stroke 77 mm x 85.8 mm; 75 mm x 79 mm Compression ratio 10.8:1; 16:1 Valve gear DOHC 4 valves/ cylinder Engine management ECU controlled The Tata Tiago sedan will be available with the same engines that power its hatchback siblings. This means that the car will go on sale with a set of all-new petrol and diesel engines that are high on both power and fuel mileage. Powering the petrol variant will be a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Revotron engine with a max. power of 84 bhp and a peak torque of 114 Nm . Claimed fuel mileage could be around 20 km/l. The diesel variant will be powered by a new 1.05-litre, three-pot Revotorq engine with a max. power of 69 bhp and peak torque of 140 Nm . Both the models could get an AMT later on, but at the time of launch will come with a 5-speed Manual. This is what the Tata Kite 5 Compact sedan specifications could look like. Tata Kite5 Mileage Tata Kite5 Mileage (Expected) Tata Kite5 Petrol Mileage 23.84 KMPL Tata Kite5 Diesel Mileage 27.28 KMPL Tata Kite5 will share its engines with the Tiago. Hence, it is likely to become one of the most fuel efficient cars in India. As the engines will come from the Tiago, even the mileage figures should be almost the same. With a mileage figure of 23.84 KMPL for the Petrol model and 27.28 KMPL for the Diesel variant, the Tiago scores highly in terms of fuel efficiency. Tata Kite5 Sedan (Sway) Dimensions Overall Length 3946 mm* Overall Width 1647 mm Overall Height 1535 mm Wheel Base 2400 mm Track Front 1400 mm Track Rear 1420 mm Ground Clearance 170 mm Fuel Tank Capacity 35 litres Boot Space 290 litres* *Estimated Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Competition Majorly, the Kite 5 will rival the Chevrolet Essentia Compact Sedan that was also showcased at the Expo 2016. Also, the upcoming Tiago-based sedan will indirectly rival the likes of Hyundai Xcent , Volkswagen Ameo ,  Honda Amaze , Ford Figo Aspire , and most importantly,  Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire . Also See- Tata Tiago Price  |  Tata Tiago Review  |  Tata Tiago vs Rivals Tata Kite 5 Walk-around Video Review Tata Kite 5 Sedan Specifications   Specifications of the Tata Tiago Sedan Revotron Petrol Model Fuel type Petrol Type Revotron, 3 cylinder, MPFi with MULTI DRIVE Cubic capacity 1199 cc Made of Aluminum Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive Max power 85 PS @ 6000 RPM Max torque 114 Nm @ 3500 RPM REDLINE: Bore/stroke 77 mm x 85.8 mm Compression ratio 10.8:1 Valve gear DOHC 4 valves/ cylinder Engine management ECU controlled Specifications of the Tata Tiago Sedan Revotorq Diesel Model Fuel type Diesel Type Revotorq, 3 cylinder, CRAIL with MULTI DRIVE Cubic capacity 1047 cc Made of head: Aluminum, block: Cast Iron Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive Max power 70 PS @ 4000 RPM Max torque 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 RPM REDLINE: Bore/stroke 75 mm x 79 mm Compression ratio 16:1 Valve gear DOHC 4 valves/ cylinder Engine management ECU controlled Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Interior Features Akin to the exterior, the interior of the upcoming Tata compact sedan will mimic the Tiago’s cabin. The Tiago CS, however, could have a beige colour theme instead of the all-black setup on the Tiago. This car too will get a short-diameter three-spoke steering wheel that will boast of audio/telephony controls on the higher variants. Other highlights of the cabin will be – rectangular aircon vents, a 2-DIN audio system, rear wash/wipe, rear defogger, rear defogger and electrically adjustable ORVMs. Upcoming sedan to have Zica-like cabin, but in a shade of beige Tata Zica Video Review Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Design As has always been the case with compact sedans in India, the upcoming Tiago-based sedan will share most of its design with the donor hatchback. This means that its front-end of the Kite sedan will be characterized by wraparound headlamps and a wide honeycomb radiator grille. The design of the upcoming Tata sedan is expected to bog similar to that of the Zica till around the C-pillar, with the major difference arising out of the longer rear overhang on the sedan sibling. The pre-production model shown at the Auto Expo was seen flaunting smoked headlamps and stylish rims, but these two features might not make it to the production spec Kite 5. We will get finer details only on the Tata Kite 5 launch date. Joining the Tiago hatchback in Tata’s product portfolio will be a new compact sedan, which, so far, has been known only as the “Kite 5” compact sedan. The upcoming Tata Kite 5 compact sedan will be a logical replacement for the very successful, but now dated, Indigo eCS. We have already driven the new Tata Tiago hatchback and the upcoming small car from Tata Motors will go on sale in January. Its sedan derivative, however, is still some time away from us and from the looks of it, the Tiago-derived sedan, which has made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016,will be… Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Launch Around Diwali [All the Details] Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Launch Around Diwali [All the Details] 2016-06-27 Yatharth Chauhan Tata Kite5 Compact Sedan Looks – 91% Engines – 83% Features – 91% 88 88 % Tata Kite5 Tiago-based Compact Sedan looks good, will have efficient engines and could come at an attractive price point User Rating: Be the first one ! Stay tuned to Car Blog India for news updates on the Tata Zica sedan aka Tata Kite 5 launch date, price in India, images. Also, stay tuned for a comprehensive Tata Kite 5 Review and Test Drive Report. The post Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Launch Around Diwali [All the Details] appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

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Tata Tiago On Sale at INR 3.2 lakhs [All the Details]

Joining the Zest , the Bolt and the new Revotron  engine in the list of Tata ’s latest projects for the Indian four-wheel market is a new compact car, which, when unveiled, was known as the ‘Zica’. Following the outbreak of the ‘Zika’ virus, Tata decided to rename the Zica to ‘Tiago’. The Tata Tiago seems to be a logical successor to the very successful, but now dated, Indica hatchback. Tata Motors took the wraps off the Tiago hatchback at a media event in Goa in December 2015. The Tiago was then showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 . Tata launched the Tiago at an official event in Mumbai in early April this year. Check out our detailed report below for information on Tata Tiago price details along with specifications, interior & exterior pictures, video review, features list and other details. It has emerged that the Tiago has bagged over 20,000 bookings so far. Out of these, 70-80 percent are for the petrol model. The entry-level Tata Tiago costs  INR 3.2 Lakhs. You can head to the nearest Tata dealership for a Tata Tiago test drive. Also See – Tata Tiago Petrol & Diesel Test Drive Review  | All about the Tata Tiago  | Tata Tiago Price in India Tata Tiago Price (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi) Tata Tiago XB Petrol INR 3.20 lakhs Tata Tiago XE Petrol INR 3.59 lakhs Tata Tiago XM Petrol INR 3.89 Lakhs Tata Tiago XT Petrol INR 4.19 lakhs Tata Tiago XZ Petrol INR 4.75 lakhs Tata Tiago XB Diesel INR 3.94 lakhs Tata Tiago XE Diesel INR 4.29 lakhs Tata Tiago XM Diesel INR 4.69 lakhs Tata Tiago XT Diesel INR  4.99 lakhs Tata Tiago XZ Diesel INR 5.59 lakhs Also See –   Tata Kite 5 Sedan launch details Tata Tiago Specifications   Fuel type Petrol/Diesel Type Revotron, 3 cylinder, MPFi with MULTI DRIVE; Revotorq; 3 cylinder, CRAIL with MULTI DRIVE Cubic capacity 1199 cc; 1057 cc Made of All-Aluminum; Head: Aluminum, Block: Cast Iron Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive Max power 85 PS @ 6000 RPM; 70 PS @ 4000 RPM Max torque 114 Nm @ 3500 RPM; 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 RPM Bore/stroke 77 mm x 85.8 mm; 75 mm x 79 mm Compression ratio 10.8:1; 16:1 Valve gear DOHC 4 valves/ cylinder Engine management ECU controlled The Tata Tiago goes on sale with newly developed engines. The petrol variant of the upcoming car is powered by a 1.2-litre, three-pot Revotron engine with a maximum power of 84 bhp and a peak torque of 114 Nm. Claimed fuel efficiency of Tiago petrol is 23.84 kpl and that of the Tiago diesel is 27.28 kpl. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets a new 1.05-litre, three-cylinder Revotorq engine with a maximum power of 69 bhp and peak torque of 140 Nm. Both the motors could get an automated manual transmission (AMT) at a later stage, but, for now, make do with a five-speed manual gearbox. Tata Tiago Mileage Tata Tiago Mileage (ARAI-certified) Tata Tiago Petrol Mileage 23.84 KMPL Tata Tiago Diesel Mileage 27.28 KMPL Tata Tiago is among the most fuel efficient cars in India. With a mileage figure of 23.84 KMPL for the Petrol model and 27.28 KMPL for the Diesel variant, the Tiago scores highly in terms of fuel efficiency. However, one needs to remember that the mileage figures shown above are achieved under controlled conditions and may vary under normal usage. Tata Tiago Dimensions Overall Length 3746 mm Overall Width 1647 mm Overall Height 1535 mm Wheel Base 2400 mm Track Front 1400 mm Track Rear 1420 mm Ground Clearance 170 mm Fuel Tank Capacity 35 litres Boot Space 240 litres Tata Tiago Review Video Tata Tiago Exterior Design At the front end, the car gets wraparound headlamps. These are a major part of the all-new design language adopted by Tata. Overall, the exterior features crisp lines and the Tiago has to be the most handsome car from Tata yet. The front gets a neat-looking bumper with wide air-dam and chrome-plated foglamp enclosures. The very neatly executed clamshell hood adds some bulk to the car’s front-end design. The front-end plays an important role in making the car look a tad more premium. The Tiago looks decent in side profile.It gets a striking belt-line and a discreet crease on its C-Pillar. This feature of the Tiago’s design has enabled the manufacturer to seamless integrate a boot for the Kite 5 .You also get a pair of stylish ORVMs and blacked-out B Pillars. Unfortunately, the alloy wheels look boring The rear-end design leaves us unimpressed. There is an uncanny resemblance to the new Ford Figo and the Hyundai Grand i10. This robs off some freshness. Among the highlights here are swept-back taillamps, a neatly sculpted boot-lid and a chunky rear-bumper. Tata Tiago Colors Sunburst Orange Platinum Silver Striker Blue Pearlescent White Espresso Brown Berry Red Tata Tiago Interior & Features Tata Tiago Interior Design The interior of the Tiago is all-new. The cabin comes finished in all black with piano black highlights. The car will come with a short diameter three-spoke steering wheel that will get audio/telephony controls. Other details that can be observed are rectangular aircon vents, a 2-DIN audio system. rear defogger, rear wash/wipe, electrically adjustable ORVMs and tweeters on the A-pillars . Body coloured highlights for the AC vents is an interesting touch. Tata Tiago Features Tata Tiago XB Features List Includes– Aircon Power Steering MID Eco and City mode Engine immobilizer Body colored Bumpers Driver footrest Remote tail-gate opening Flip-folding Rear Seat Tata Tiago XE Features List Includes– All features of XB-trim along with Hub caps Chrome plated grille 12V front Power Outlet Tata Tiago XM Features List Includes– All features of XE-trim along with Power Windows Follow-me-home lamps Speed-sensing door locks Central Locking with Remote Tata Tiago XT Features List Includes– All features of XM-trim along with Body colored door handles and ORVMs Full wheel caps Rear parking sensors Harman Infotainment System Driver’s seatbelt reminder Tata Tiago XZ Features List Includes– All features of XT-trim along with Alloy wheels LED turn indicators on ORVMs Rear wash/wipe Rear Defogger Steering-mounted audio controls Driver’s seat height adjustment Cooled glove compartment  ABS with EBD Corner stability control Dual front airbags Tata Tiago Safety features highlights- Dual Front Airbags ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) Rear Parking Sensors Corner Stability Control Energy-absorbing Body Structure Tata Tiago Images Tata Tiago Rivals Chevrolet Beat Maruti Wagon R   Maruti Celerio Hyundai i10 Tata Tiago is priced between INR 3.2 – 4.75 Lakhs for the petrol and INR 3.94 – 5.54 lakhs for the diesel . At this price point, theTiago will rival the likes of Alto K10, Chevrolet Beat , Maruti Wagon R , Maruti Celerio and the last gen Hyundai i10 . Worth mentioning here is that the Tiago is an important car for Tata Motors. With the Bolt failing to attract small car buyers, it is now the Tiago that can finally push its manufacturer’s sales in the private car market. The Tiago will be joined by the Kite 5 Compact Sedan in a few months. The Kite 5 will be to the Tiago what the Indigo eCS is to the Indica. This means that there are enough chances of TATA giving some sleepless nights to its Japanese and Korean rivals. Here’s the full Tata Tiago price list. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more Tata Tiago price, launch details and pictures. Also, what do you think should be the Tata Tiago price? Do share your thoughts about the Tiago in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to Car Blog India for more posts like our post on the Tata Tiago price details here. 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Joining the Zest , the Bolt and the new Revotron  engine in the list of Tata ’s latest projects for the Indian four-wheel market is a new compact car, which, when unveiled, was known as the ‘Zica’. Following the outbreak of the ‘Zika’ virus, Tata decided to rename the Zica to ‘Tiago’. The Tata Tiago seems to be a logical successor to the very successful, but now dated, Indica hatchback. Tata Motors took the wraps off the Tiago hatchback at a media event in Goa in December 2015. The Tiago was then showcased at the Auto Expo 2016 . Tata launched the Tiago at an official event in Mumbai in early April this year. Check out our detailed report below for information on Tata Tiago price details along with specifications, interior & exterior pictures, video review, features list and other details. It has emerged that the Tiago has bagged over 20,000 bookings so far. Out of these, 70-80 percent are for the petrol model. The entry-level Tata Tiago costs  INR 3.2 Lakhs. You can head to the nearest Tata dealership for a Tata Tiago test drive. Also See – Tata Tiago Petrol & Diesel Test Drive Review  | All about the Tata Tiago  | Tata Tiago Price in India Tata Tiago Price (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi) Tata Tiago XB Petrol INR 3.20 lakhs Tata Tiago XE Petrol INR 3.59 lakhs Tata Tiago XM Petrol INR 3.89 Lakhs Tata Tiago XT Petrol INR 4.19 lakhs Tata Tiago XZ Petrol INR 4.75 lakhs Tata Tiago XB Diesel INR 3.94 lakhs Tata Tiago XE Diesel INR 4.29 lakhs Tata Tiago XM Diesel INR 4.69 lakhs Tata Tiago XT Diesel INR  4.99 lakhs Tata Tiago XZ Diesel INR 5.59 lakhs Also See –   Tata Kite 5 Sedan launch details Tata Tiago Specifications   Fuel type Petrol/Diesel Type Revotron, 3 cylinder, MPFi with MULTI DRIVE; Revotorq; 3 cylinder, CRAIL with MULTI DRIVE Cubic capacity 1199 cc; 1057 cc Made of All-Aluminum; Head: Aluminum, Block: Cast Iron Installation Transverse, Front wheel drive Max power 85 PS @ 6000 RPM; 70 PS @ 4000 RPM Max torque 114 Nm @ 3500 RPM; 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 RPM Bore/stroke 77 mm x 85.8 mm; 75 mm x 79 mm Compression ratio 10.8:1; 16:1 Valve gear DOHC 4 valves/ cylinder Engine management ECU controlled The Tata Tiago goes on sale with newly developed engines. The petrol variant of the upcoming car is powered by a 1.2-litre, three-pot Revotron engine with a maximum power of 84 bhp and a peak torque of 114 Nm. Claimed fuel efficiency of Tiago petrol is 23.84 kpl and that of the Tiago diesel is 27.28 kpl. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets a new 1.05-litre, three-cylinder Revotorq engine with a maximum power of 69 bhp and peak torque of 140 Nm. Both the motors could get an automated manual transmission (AMT) at a later stage, but, for now, make do with a five-speed manual gearbox. Tata Tiago Mileage Tata Tiago Mileage (ARAI-certified) Tata Tiago Petrol Mileage 23.84 KMPL Tata Tiago Diesel Mileage 27.28 KMPL Tata Tiago is among the most fuel efficient cars in India. With a mileage figure of 23.84 KMPL for the Petrol model and 27.28 KMPL for the Diesel variant, the Tiago scores highly in terms of fuel efficiency. However, one needs to remember that the mileage figures shown above are achieved under controlled conditions and may vary under normal usage. Tata Tiago Dimensions Overall Length 3746 mm Overall Width 1647 mm Overall Height 1535 mm Wheel Base 2400 mm Track Front 1400 mm Track Rear 1420 mm Ground Clearance 170 mm Fuel Tank Capacity 35 litres Boot Space 240 litres Tata Tiago Review Video Tata Tiago Exterior Design At the front end, the car gets wraparound headlamps. These are a major part of the all-new design language adopted by Tata. Overall, the exterior features crisp lines and the Tiago has to be the most handsome car from Tata yet. The front gets a neat-looking bumper with wide air-dam and chrome-plated foglamp enclosures. The very neatly executed clamshell hood adds some bulk to the car’s front-end design. The front-end plays an important role in making the car look a tad more premium. The Tiago looks decent in side profile.It gets a striking belt-line and a discreet crease on its C-Pillar. This feature of the Tiago’s design has enabled the manufacturer to seamless integrate a boot for the Kite 5 .You also get a pair of stylish ORVMs and blacked-out B Pillars. Unfortunately, the alloy wheels look boring The rear-end design leaves us unimpressed. There is an uncanny resemblance to the new Ford Figo and the Hyundai Grand i10. This robs off some freshness. Among the highlights here are swept-back taillamps, a neatly sculpted boot-lid and a chunky rear-bumper. Tata Tiago Colors Sunburst Orange Platinum Silver Striker Blue Pearlescent White Espresso Brown Berry Red Tata Tiago Interior & Features Tata Tiago Interior Design The interior of the Tiago is all-new. The cabin comes finished in all black with piano black highlights. The car will come with a short diameter three-spoke steering wheel that will get audio/telephony controls. Other details that can be observed are rectangular aircon vents, a 2-DIN audio system. rear defogger, rear wash/wipe, electrically adjustable ORVMs and tweeters on the A-pillars . Body coloured highlights for the AC vents is an interesting touch. Tata Tiago Features Tata Tiago XB Features List Includes– Aircon Power Steering MID Eco and City mode Engine immobilizer Body colored Bumpers Driver footrest Remote tail-gate opening Flip-folding Rear Seat Tata Tiago XE Features List Includes– All features of XB-trim along with Hub caps Chrome plated grille 12V front Power Outlet Tata Tiago XM Features List Includes– All features of XE-trim along with Power Windows Follow-me-home lamps Speed-sensing door locks Central Locking with Remote Tata Tiago XT Features List Includes– All features of XM-trim along with Body colored door handles and ORVMs Full wheel caps Rear parking sensors Harman Infotainment System Driver’s seatbelt reminder Tata Tiago XZ Features List Includes– All features of XT-trim along with Alloy wheels LED turn indicators on ORVMs Rear wash/wipe Rear Defogger Steering-mounted audio controls Driver’s seat height adjustment Cooled glove compartment  ABS with EBD Corner stability control Dual front airbags Tata Tiago Safety features highlights- Dual Front Airbags ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) Rear Parking Sensors Corner Stability Control Energy-absorbing Body Structure Tata Tiago Images Tata Tiago Rivals Chevrolet Beat Maruti Wagon R   Maruti Celerio Hyundai i10 Tata Tiago is priced between INR 3.2 – 4.75 Lakhs for the petrol and INR 3.94 – 5.54 lakhs for the diesel . At this price point, theTiago will rival the likes of Alto K10, Chevrolet Beat , Maruti Wagon R , Maruti Celerio and the last gen Hyundai i10 . Worth mentioning here is that the Tiago is an important car for Tata Motors. With the Bolt failing to attract small car buyers, it is now the Tiago that can finally push its manufacturer’s sales in the private car market. The Tiago will be joined by the Kite 5 Compact Sedan in a few months. The Kite 5 will be to the Tiago what the Indigo eCS is to the Indica. This means that there are enough chances of TATA giving some sleepless nights to its Japanese and Korean rivals. Here’s the full Tata Tiago price list. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more Tata Tiago price, launch details and pictures. Also, what do you think should be the Tata Tiago price? Do share your thoughts about the Tiago in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to Car Blog India for more posts like our post on the Tata Tiago price details here. 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Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 Comparison [Expected Price, Specifications, Images]

Launched in 2010, the Tata Aria has not enjoyed a successful stint in the market, failing to pull buyers away from traditional MPVs or SUVs. As a result, Tata went back to the drawing board and, after a comprehensive overhaul, have come up with the Hexa . Showcased at the Geneva Auto Show and subsequently at the Auto Expo in February 2016, the Hexa will try to achieve what the Aria never could. This MPV-SUV crossover will rival the likes of the Toyota Innova Crysta (comparison here ) at one end and the Mahindra XUV500 at the other. The XUV500 is a very popular model and taking the fight to an established player is never easy, but that’s exactly what the Hexa will be attempting. You can read our Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 spec sheet comparo here to find out if it is up to the task. Also See – Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta  | Tata Hexa vs Honda BR-V  |  Toyota Innova Crysta: All You Need to Know  |  XUV500 Automatic Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Price Comparison Mahindra XUV500 Tata Hexa^ Diesel INR 12 – 17.37 lacs INR 11-16 lacs ^estimated ex-showroom price Tata will reveal prices of the Hexa only at the time of launch. Based on our estimates, pricing of the Tata Hexa will fall in the same bracket as the Mahindra XUV500. Prices of the Hexa could clash with that of the Tata Safari Storme. The Mahindra XUV500 has always been a very value for money proposition. Tata will be looking to avoid the mistakes they made with the pricing of the Aria in order to stay competitive. Tata Hexa Expected to be Good Value for Money Design & Styling The Tata Hexa looks more butch than the Aria. A flatter bonnet, beefier wheel arches, body cladding, skid plate, etc help the cause. It gets new headlamps and LED DRLs in the bumper. The vertical tail lamp setup has been ditched in favour of a more elegant horizontal unit. Tata’s designers have done a good job of adding some much-needed brawn to the Aria’s exterior. The XUV500 is easily the best looking Mahindra product out there and the Indian public seems to love the way it looks. Recent updates have given it a neater nose and improved interiors. The Aria’s vertical AC vents have now been replaced by horizontal units that sit above the audio system. And the cabin now employs a classy all-black colour scheme. Unlike the Hexa’s all-black treatment, the XUV500 comes with dual tone black-beige interiors. The centre console and steering wheel get silver accents. However, quality levels in the Hexa’s cabin will be better than XUV’s. Both these models come with three rows of seats. Features Tata Motors has added new features making the Hexa more feature-rich than the Aria. Additional features include a Harman sourced 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 10-speaker JBL audio system, projector headlamps. There are also features like LED DRLs, ambient lighting, a colour MID, six airbags and more. Mahindra’s XUV500 comes packed with features including, but not limited to a touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation, Reverse parking camera with guidance, Keyless engine start/stop, projector headlamps and LED DRLs, Second row AC vents, Three rows of seats, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Automatic climate control, cruise control. Both vehicles come with seating for seven. Also See – Mahindra XUV500 Beats Delhi Diesel Car Ban Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Specifications Comparison Mahindra XUV500 Tata Hexa Displacement 2.2 L litre Diesel 2.2 litre Varicor 400 Diesel Power 140 bhp 154 bhp Torque 330 Nm 400 Nm Efficiency 16 kmpl/13.85 kmpl -NA- Transmission 6-speed MT/6-speed AT 6-speed MT/6-speed AT Dimensions (LxWxH) 4585 x 1890 x 1785 mm 4764 x 1895 x 1780 mm Both the SUVs are powered by a 2.2 L diesel engines mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Hexa’s 2.2 L unit produces more power and torque than the XUV500’s. Also, the Hexa is longer and wider than the XUV500, which means it is likely to be roomier on the inside. Both SUVs will get an optional AWD system. Following the ban on registration of vehicles with engine capacity of 2000 cc or more in Delhi NCR, Mahindra launched a 1.99 L version of the 2.2 L Diesel employed by the XUV500. This enabled the manufacturer to continue selling cars in the region. With the ban likley to spread out to more cities soon, the Hexa, with its 2.2 L engine, could be at a disadvantage. Source say that even Tata is working on a downsized verison of that particular engine. Hexa’s 2.2 L Diesel more powerful than the XUV500’s Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Our Verdict Tata Motors has clearly put in a lot of effort into reinventing the Aria. Overall, the Hexa is a much better product now than its predecessor. Although on paper Tata might just have the better product here, there are other factors that determine a vehicle’s success. These include brand image, after sales and service, etc and the XUV500 is pretty strong in those departments. Then there is the issue of the NGT proposed Diesel ban. If the Government does allow the NGT to impose the ban in 11 more cities apart from Delhi, then Mahindra will have an upper hand as they are already selling variants of the XUV500 with a 1.99 L Diesel unit. Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 Comparison Results – Design – While the Mahindra XUV500 looks like a proper SUV, the crossover nature of the Tata Hexa gives it SUV-like and MPV-like design traits. However, at the end of the day, looks are a matter of personal taste really. Features – Expect the Tata Hexa to be as feature rich as the Mahindra XUV500, if not more. Specifications – Both these vehicles are powered by a 2.2 L diesel engines mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Hexa’s engine produces more power and torque. The XUV is available with a 1.99 L version of that engine, which means you can get it registered in Delhi-NCR. Price – As always, pricing will be crucial and we expect the Tata Hexa’s to be competitive. According to our estimates, it will cost slightly less than the Mahindra XUV500. Tata Hexa Walkaround Video Review Mahindra XUV500 Walkaround Video Review What do you say about our Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 comparison? Do let us know by commenting below. 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Launched in 2010, the Tata Aria has not enjoyed a successful stint in the market, failing to pull buyers away from traditional MPVs or SUVs. As a result, Tata went back to the drawing board and, after a comprehensive overhaul, have come up with the Hexa . Showcased at the Geneva Auto Show and subsequently at the Auto Expo in February 2016, the Hexa will try to achieve what the Aria never could. This MPV-SUV crossover will rival the likes of the Toyota Innova Crysta (comparison here ) at one end and the Mahindra XUV500 at the other. The XUV500 is a very popular model and taking the fight to an established player is never easy, but that’s exactly what the Hexa will be attempting. You can read our Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 spec sheet comparo here to find out if it is up to the task. Also See – Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta  | Tata Hexa vs Honda BR-V  |  Toyota Innova Crysta: All You Need to Know  |  XUV500 Automatic Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Price Comparison Mahindra XUV500 Tata Hexa^ Diesel INR 12 – 17.37 lacs INR 11-16 lacs ^estimated ex-showroom price Tata will reveal prices of the Hexa only at the time of launch. Based on our estimates, pricing of the Tata Hexa will fall in the same bracket as the Mahindra XUV500. Prices of the Hexa could clash with that of the Tata Safari Storme. The Mahindra XUV500 has always been a very value for money proposition. Tata will be looking to avoid the mistakes they made with the pricing of the Aria in order to stay competitive. Tata Hexa Expected to be Good Value for Money Design & Styling The Tata Hexa looks more butch than the Aria. A flatter bonnet, beefier wheel arches, body cladding, skid plate, etc help the cause. It gets new headlamps and LED DRLs in the bumper. The vertical tail lamp setup has been ditched in favour of a more elegant horizontal unit. Tata’s designers have done a good job of adding some much-needed brawn to the Aria’s exterior. The XUV500 is easily the best looking Mahindra product out there and the Indian public seems to love the way it looks. Recent updates have given it a neater nose and improved interiors. The Aria’s vertical AC vents have now been replaced by horizontal units that sit above the audio system. And the cabin now employs a classy all-black colour scheme. Unlike the Hexa’s all-black treatment, the XUV500 comes with dual tone black-beige interiors. The centre console and steering wheel get silver accents. However, quality levels in the Hexa’s cabin will be better than XUV’s. Both these models come with three rows of seats. Features Tata Motors has added new features making the Hexa more feature-rich than the Aria. Additional features include a Harman sourced 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 10-speaker JBL audio system, projector headlamps. There are also features like LED DRLs, ambient lighting, a colour MID, six airbags and more. Mahindra’s XUV500 comes packed with features including, but not limited to a touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation, Reverse parking camera with guidance, Keyless engine start/stop, projector headlamps and LED DRLs, Second row AC vents, Three rows of seats, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Automatic climate control, cruise control. Both vehicles come with seating for seven. Also See – Mahindra XUV500 Beats Delhi Diesel Car Ban Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Specifications Comparison Mahindra XUV500 Tata Hexa Displacement 2.2 L litre Diesel 2.2 litre Varicor 400 Diesel Power 140 bhp 154 bhp Torque 330 Nm 400 Nm Efficiency 16 kmpl/13.85 kmpl -NA- Transmission 6-speed MT/6-speed AT 6-speed MT/6-speed AT Dimensions (LxWxH) 4585 x 1890 x 1785 mm 4764 x 1895 x 1780 mm Both the SUVs are powered by a 2.2 L diesel engines mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Hexa’s 2.2 L unit produces more power and torque than the XUV500’s. Also, the Hexa is longer and wider than the XUV500, which means it is likely to be roomier on the inside. Both SUVs will get an optional AWD system. Following the ban on registration of vehicles with engine capacity of 2000 cc or more in Delhi NCR, Mahindra launched a 1.99 L version of the 2.2 L Diesel employed by the XUV500. This enabled the manufacturer to continue selling cars in the region. With the ban likley to spread out to more cities soon, the Hexa, with its 2.2 L engine, could be at a disadvantage. Source say that even Tata is working on a downsized verison of that particular engine. Hexa’s 2.2 L Diesel more powerful than the XUV500’s Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Our Verdict Tata Motors has clearly put in a lot of effort into reinventing the Aria. Overall, the Hexa is a much better product now than its predecessor. Although on paper Tata might just have the better product here, there are other factors that determine a vehicle’s success. These include brand image, after sales and service, etc and the XUV500 is pretty strong in those departments. Then there is the issue of the NGT proposed Diesel ban. If the Government does allow the NGT to impose the ban in 11 more cities apart from Delhi, then Mahindra will have an upper hand as they are already selling variants of the XUV500 with a 1.99 L Diesel unit. Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 Comparison Results – Design – While the Mahindra XUV500 looks like a proper SUV, the crossover nature of the Tata Hexa gives it SUV-like and MPV-like design traits. However, at the end of the day, looks are a matter of personal taste really. Features – Expect the Tata Hexa to be as feature rich as the Mahindra XUV500, if not more. Specifications – Both these vehicles are powered by a 2.2 L diesel engines mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Hexa’s engine produces more power and torque. The XUV is available with a 1.99 L version of that engine, which means you can get it registered in Delhi-NCR. Price – As always, pricing will be crucial and we expect the Tata Hexa’s to be competitive. According to our estimates, it will cost slightly less than the Mahindra XUV500. Tata Hexa Walkaround Video Review Mahindra XUV500 Walkaround Video Review What do you say about our Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 comparison? Do let us know by commenting below. 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All-New 2017 Maruti Swift Launch in 2018! [All the Details]

Leading automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is quite much in the news these days. Following the successful launches of the Baleno and the Vitara Brezza, the manufacturer has already started working on the next generation Maruti Swift . Maruti will probably launch this new model by 2017-end! While details are rather sketchy at the moment and the manufacturer is yet to give an official launch date, it would be rather safe to assume that Maruti will probably launch the next generation Swift in India soon after the international debut. The 2017 Maruti Swift will be  a much more modern car than the current Swift. The next-gen Swift has been internally code-named as the YSD. Test mules of the next generation Swift have been spied on international roads and the leaked images here show what the car could look like. Here’s all that’s available on the new model 2017 Maruti Swift- Also See – Maruti Swift Prices  |  Maruti Swift SP Special Edition  |  Maruti Swift Diesel Hybrid New Model 2017 Maruti Swift India Launch The first generation Maruti Swift was introduced in Japan in 2000, where it replaced the Suzuki Cultus. The second generation of Maruti Swift was launched in year 2004. The current third version of Swift was introduced in 2010. Now, the next generation Maruti Swift will launch before FY 2018. The all-new model Swift will launch in India in late 2017. Expect the new Maruti Swift 2017 Launch Date to fall in November 2017. New Maruti Swift 2017 Launch Date November 2017 The Swift will continue to sit below the new Baleno in the manufacturer’s product portfolio. In India, the Swift will continue to rival the Hyundai Grand i10 and will come in both petrol and Diesel engine variants. The Swift is an important car for the manufacturer and hence, the new model 2017 Maruti Swift has some big shoes to fill. Also See – Figo vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs Brio vs Bolt New Model 2017 Maruti Swift Price in India Currently, the Maruti Swift is available at a starting price of INR 4.4 lakh (Ex- showroom Delhi). Though we do not have details about the pricing of the next-gen car, we expect it to be priced slightly higher than the current version. New Maruti Swift 2017 Price 2017 Maruti Swift LXI INR 4.40 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift VXI INR 5.15 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift ZXI INR 6.30 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift LDI INR 5.50 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift VDI INR 6.10 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift ZDI INR 7.25 Lakhs New Model 2017 Swift Competition The Swift will continue to rival the same cars it rivals currently. These are – Hyundai Grand i10 New Ford Figo Nissan Micra Fiat Punto Tata Bolt The Swift has been a segment leader right from the time it first entered the market. Such has been the demand for this hatchback that it has often been seen outselling even the Maruti Alto , which happens to be a much cheaper product. True, the likes of Grand i10 and new Figo have managed to steal some light-light away from the Swift. However, with the launch of the next generation 2017 Swift, Maruti might end up giving yet another lethal blow to the competition. We are pretty sure that the new model 2017 Maruti Swift India launch will be a significant milestone in Maruti’s really long success story. New 2017 Maruti Swift Exterior As can be seen in the images we have here, the basic design of the next Swift remains almost the same as the current model. However, it does sport many new styling elements like a floating roof, a Renault Pulse-like front grille, stretched-back headlamps, and new wrap-around taillights. Also, much like the Chevrolet Beat, the rear door handle has been moved towards the C-Pillar. New 2017 Maruti Swift  Interior Changes on the inside, however, seem to be far more comprehensive. There’s a new steering wheel that looks sportier, a two-pod speedo console with a large Multi-Information Display (MID), body color coordinated inserts, and circular aircon vents. The interior setup definitely looks more premium than the one we are used to seeing on the current model. New Model 2017 Maruti Swift Specifications The new model 2017 Maruti Swift is likely to benefit from a lightweight platform that will be borrowed from the new Baleno . This new platform not only guarantees weight savings but also a better crash protection. Also, a light kerb weight will ensure that the next Swift will have a high fuel mileage. New Maruti Swift 2017 Specifications Engine 1.0-Litre Boosterjet Petrol; 1.5-Litre DDiS Diesel Max. Power 100 PS; 105 PS Peak Torque 140 Nm; 220 Nm Transmission 6-Speed Manual/CVT; 6-Speed Manual Kerb Weight  ~ 850 KGs Fuel Mileage 20 KMPL; 24 KMPL The new model 2017 Maruti Swift will probably get the SHVS hybrid that has made its debut on the Ciaz Diesel. However, the 1.3 L Multijet diesel could be replaced by a Suzuki 1.5-litre diesel motor to offer more power and fuel economy. This engine will be based on the Celerio’s diesel engine. The petrol variant could get the famed 1.0-litre Boosterjet motor. This all-aluminum engine pumps out a max. power of 100 PS and a peak torque of 140 NM.  The platform of the Next Generation Swift is expected to remain same as the current version. New Maruti Swift 2017 – Engine and Transmission Currently, the Maruti Swift  is sold in petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant comes with 1197 cc K-series petrol engine with VVT. While the max. power is 84.3 PS at 6000 rpm, the peak torque is 115 Nm at 4000 rpm. The diesel variant produces 75 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm and furthermore a peak torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm. Both variants are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The dimensions of this car are 3850 x 1695 x 1530 mm (length, width, and height respectively). It has a wheelbase of 2430 mm and ground clearance of 170 mm. Safety features available on the Swift include Dual SRS Airbags, Reverse Parking Sensor, Boost Assist System (BAS) Braking and new-gen ABS with Motor Speed Regulation System. Internationally, the new Maruti Swift 2017 could bid goodbye to the 1.6-litre Naturally Aspirated motor it currently comes with. Instead, it could get a new 1.4-litre Boosterjet motor that powers the Suzuki Vitara S. This engine pumps out a max. power of 136 PS and a peak torque of 220 Nm. India is likely to get the smaller 1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol engine and the indigenously developed 1.5-litre Diesel engine. Both the engines will get a 6-speed manual transmission and the petrol motor could get a CVT too. New Model 2017 Maruti Swift Spy Images Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new model 2017 Maruti Swift India launch, price and other related details. So, are you waiting for the new model 2017 Maruti Swift India launch? Furthermore, what do you think the new Swift’s price should be? Do share your views on the 2017 Swift in the comments section below. via AutoExpress.co.uk The post All-New 2017 Maruti Swift Launch in 2018! [All the Details] appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

Leading automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is quite much in the news these days. Following the successful launches of the Baleno and the Vitara Brezza, the manufacturer has already started working on the next generation Maruti Swift . Maruti will probably launch this new model by 2017-end! While details are rather sketchy at the moment and the manufacturer is yet to give an official launch date, it would be rather safe to assume that Maruti will probably launch the next generation Swift in India soon after the international debut. The 2017 Maruti Swift will be  a much more modern car than the current Swift. The next-gen Swift has been internally code-named as the YSD. Test mules of the next generation Swift have been spied on international roads and the leaked images here show what the car could look like. Here’s all that’s available on the new model 2017 Maruti Swift- Also See – Maruti Swift Prices  |  Maruti Swift SP Special Edition  |  Maruti Swift Diesel Hybrid New Model 2017 Maruti Swift India Launch The first generation Maruti Swift was introduced in Japan in 2000, where it replaced the Suzuki Cultus. The second generation of Maruti Swift was launched in year 2004. The current third version of Swift was introduced in 2010. Now, the next generation Maruti Swift will launch before FY 2018. The all-new model Swift will launch in India in late 2017. Expect the new Maruti Swift 2017 Launch Date to fall in November 2017. New Maruti Swift 2017 Launch Date November 2017 The Swift will continue to sit below the new Baleno in the manufacturer’s product portfolio. In India, the Swift will continue to rival the Hyundai Grand i10 and will come in both petrol and Diesel engine variants. The Swift is an important car for the manufacturer and hence, the new model 2017 Maruti Swift has some big shoes to fill. Also See – Figo vs Swift vs Grand i10 vs Brio vs Bolt New Model 2017 Maruti Swift Price in India Currently, the Maruti Swift is available at a starting price of INR 4.4 lakh (Ex- showroom Delhi). Though we do not have details about the pricing of the next-gen car, we expect it to be priced slightly higher than the current version. New Maruti Swift 2017 Price 2017 Maruti Swift LXI INR 4.40 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift VXI INR 5.15 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift ZXI INR 6.30 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift LDI INR 5.50 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift VDI INR 6.10 Lakhs 2017 Maruti Swift ZDI INR 7.25 Lakhs New Model 2017 Swift Competition The Swift will continue to rival the same cars it rivals currently. These are – Hyundai Grand i10 New Ford Figo Nissan Micra Fiat Punto Tata Bolt The Swift has been a segment leader right from the time it first entered the market. Such has been the demand for this hatchback that it has often been seen outselling even the Maruti Alto , which happens to be a much cheaper product. True, the likes of Grand i10 and new Figo have managed to steal some light-light away from the Swift. However, with the launch of the next generation 2017 Swift, Maruti might end up giving yet another lethal blow to the competition. We are pretty sure that the new model 2017 Maruti Swift India launch will be a significant milestone in Maruti’s really long success story. New 2017 Maruti Swift Exterior As can be seen in the images we have here, the basic design of the next Swift remains almost the same as the current model. However, it does sport many new styling elements like a floating roof, a Renault Pulse-like front grille, stretched-back headlamps, and new wrap-around taillights. Also, much like the Chevrolet Beat, the rear door handle has been moved towards the C-Pillar. New 2017 Maruti Swift  Interior Changes on the inside, however, seem to be far more comprehensive. There’s a new steering wheel that looks sportier, a two-pod speedo console with a large Multi-Information Display (MID), body color coordinated inserts, and circular aircon vents. The interior setup definitely looks more premium than the one we are used to seeing on the current model. New Model 2017 Maruti Swift Specifications The new model 2017 Maruti Swift is likely to benefit from a lightweight platform that will be borrowed from the new Baleno . This new platform not only guarantees weight savings but also a better crash protection. Also, a light kerb weight will ensure that the next Swift will have a high fuel mileage. New Maruti Swift 2017 Specifications Engine 1.0-Litre Boosterjet Petrol; 1.5-Litre DDiS Diesel Max. Power 100 PS; 105 PS Peak Torque 140 Nm; 220 Nm Transmission 6-Speed Manual/CVT; 6-Speed Manual Kerb Weight  ~ 850 KGs Fuel Mileage 20 KMPL; 24 KMPL The new model 2017 Maruti Swift will probably get the SHVS hybrid that has made its debut on the Ciaz Diesel. However, the 1.3 L Multijet diesel could be replaced by a Suzuki 1.5-litre diesel motor to offer more power and fuel economy. This engine will be based on the Celerio’s diesel engine. The petrol variant could get the famed 1.0-litre Boosterjet motor. This all-aluminum engine pumps out a max. power of 100 PS and a peak torque of 140 NM.  The platform of the Next Generation Swift is expected to remain same as the current version. New Maruti Swift 2017 – Engine and Transmission Currently, the Maruti Swift  is sold in petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant comes with 1197 cc K-series petrol engine with VVT. While the max. power is 84.3 PS at 6000 rpm, the peak torque is 115 Nm at 4000 rpm. The diesel variant produces 75 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm and furthermore a peak torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm. Both variants are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The dimensions of this car are 3850 x 1695 x 1530 mm (length, width, and height respectively). It has a wheelbase of 2430 mm and ground clearance of 170 mm. Safety features available on the Swift include Dual SRS Airbags, Reverse Parking Sensor, Boost Assist System (BAS) Braking and new-gen ABS with Motor Speed Regulation System. Internationally, the new Maruti Swift 2017 could bid goodbye to the 1.6-litre Naturally Aspirated motor it currently comes with. Instead, it could get a new 1.4-litre Boosterjet motor that powers the Suzuki Vitara S. This engine pumps out a max. power of 136 PS and a peak torque of 220 Nm. India is likely to get the smaller 1.0-litre Boosterjet Petrol engine and the indigenously developed 1.5-litre Diesel engine. Both the engines will get a 6-speed manual transmission and the petrol motor could get a CVT too. New Model 2017 Maruti Swift Spy Images Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new model 2017 Maruti Swift India launch, price and other related details. So, are you waiting for the new model 2017 Maruti Swift India launch? Furthermore, what do you think the new Swift’s price should be? Do share your views on the 2017 Swift in the comments section below. via AutoExpress.co.uk The post All-New 2017 Maruti Swift Launch in 2018! [All the Details] appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

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Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza

Maruti is about to launch the Ignis micro-SUV in India soon. With India’s love for SUVs at an all-time high, Maruti is sure to benefit from it. As they did in the Vitara Brezza ‘s case, which has become a runaway success for MSIL. Although the only direct rival to the Ignis we can think of will be the Mahindra KUV100 , mid-level and top-level trims might find themselves competing with the entry-level trims of the Brezza. In this post, we will compare the two small SUVs based on price, specifications, mileage, dimensions and more. Read our Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza comparison for more. Also See – Upcoming Maruti Cars in India Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Price Comparison Maruti Ignis* Maruti Vitara Brezza^ Sigma INR 6.00 lacs LDi INR 6.99 lacs Delta INR 6.55 lacs LDi (O) INR 7.12 lacs Zeta INR 7.25 lacs VDi INR 7.62 lacs Alpha INR 7.79 lacs VDi(O) INR 7.75 lacs ZDi INR 8.55 lacs ZDi + INR 9.54 lacs *estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price ^ex-showroom, Delhi price If our estimates are anything to go by, the mid and top level trim of the Ignis will be comparable in terms of price to the Brezza’s entry and mid level variants. In relative terms, the Brezza is more of an SUV than the Ignis. However, opting for a top-end trim of the Ignis will mean more premium features. Conversely, opting for entry and mid level trims of the Brezza will mean a bigger car and more space. Also, the Ignis will come with a petrol engine as well that will be much cheaper with pricing in the INR 5 – 6.5 lacs range. Maruti Vitara Brezza start at INR 6.99 lacs Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Specifications Comparison   Maruti Ignis Maruti Vitara Brezza Length x Width x Height 3693 x 1709 x 1566 mm 3995 x 1790 x 1640 mm Wheelbase 2438 mm 2500 mm Kerb Weight -NA- 1195 kg Wheel Type and Size -NA- 16 inch alloys Boot Space -NA- 328 L Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel 1.3 L Diesel Power 75 bhp 89 bhp Torque 190 Nm 200 Nm Top Speed -NA- -NA- Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA- Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual Mileage 25 kpl (estimated) 24.3 kpl (claimed) Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic climate control Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4) Central Locking Yes Yes Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes Audio System Yes (2-DIN) Yes (Touchscreen) Airbags Yes (2) Yes (2) ABS Yes Yes Also See – Vitara Brezza vs S-Cross Diesel variants of both cars will come with the 1.3 L Multijet engine. However, the Ignis’ power and torque outputs will be similar to that of the Swift’s. This means the Vitara Brezza will be more powerful and will boast a higher torque output. A 5-speed manual gearbox will be handling will be handling transmission duties in both cases. As we mentioned earlier, the Vitara Brezza will be longer and wider than the Ignis and hence, will have more interior space and boot space. Maruti does not offer the Brezza with a petrol engine yet. So, if it’s a petrol car you’re looking for, you’ll have to settle for either the Ignis or something else. Maruti Ignis will be smaller and less powerful Also See – Upcoming Cars in India 2016-17 Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Mileage Comparison   Maruti Ignis Maruti Vitara Brezza Diesel 25 kpl (est.) 24.3 kpl Petrol 20 kpl (est.) – Maruti is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 24.3 kpl for the Vitara Brezza. We’re expecting the Ignis to return an overall claimed mileage of 25 kpl. If the Ignis gets SHVS technology or mild hybrid tech then that figure could go up to around 28 kpl. Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza  Features Maruti will be selling the Ignis through the Nexa dealership network meant for their premium models. This means the micro-SUV will come with all the bells and whistles. Highlights will include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more. All the aforementioned features are also part of the Vitara Brezza’s equipment list. Again, it will come down to how much you are willing to pay. For instance, with a budget of around 8 lacs, you will either get a fully loaded Ignis or a mid-level Vitara Brezza. The former will be more feature loaded. Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Design Comparison If the model that was present at the Auto Expo is anything to go by, the Ignis will definitely be a looker. Some of the highlights include – the big, chrome lined grille up front, which also houses the headlamps. LED daytime running lights, steeply raked rear windshield and more. Add to that SUV-like design elements and you get a smart blend of hatchback and SUV. While the overall look of the Vitara Brezza is certain to please almost everyone, there isn’t much that makes it stand out from the crowd. Maruti designers have clearly played it safe in this case. On the inside, it’s pretty much the same story. The Ignis gets a very cool dashboard design different from anything we’ve seen from Maruti. While the Vitara Brezza features a functional, but a slightly bland dashboard. We’re not sure what colour scheme the Ignis will employ for the India-spec model. It is possible that the mini-SUV gets a dual tone dash with body coloured highlights. Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza Review Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Comparison – Verdict This will not be the first occurrence of cannibalism within the ranks of Maruti Suzuki. The Baleno took away a huge chunk of Swift sales. But that’s because of a greater price overlap than we’re expecting in the Ignis’ and Vitara Brezza’s case. At the end of the day, a lot will depend on the pricing of the Ignis. That’s why we will have to wait till it is launched for a more conclusive verdict. Price – There will be a price overlap between the mid and top level trims of the Ignis and entry and mid level trims of the Vitara Brezza. Petrol variants of the Ignis will be much cheaper. Specifications – Both cars are powered by 1.3 L diesel engines. However, the Vitara Brezza boasts more power and torque. It will also be more spacious. Petrol Ignis will get an automatic engine option. Features – Both cars will offer an identical list of features. We’re not expecting any significant omissions from Maruti in the case of the Ignis. Design – The Ignis will be smaller, but definitely a more eye-catching design than the Vitara Brezza. Maruti seems to have played it safe with the interior and exterior styling of the Brezza. Also See – Upcoming SUVs in India Under 15 lacs What do you think of our Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza comparison? Do let us know via the comments section below. And stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza comparison. The post Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

Maruti is about to launch the Ignis micro-SUV in India soon. With India’s love for SUVs at an all-time high, Maruti is sure to benefit from it. As they did in the Vitara Brezza ‘s case, which has become a runaway success for MSIL. Although the only direct rival to the Ignis we can think of will be the Mahindra KUV100 , mid-level and top-level trims might find themselves competing with the entry-level trims of the Brezza. In this post, we will compare the two small SUVs based on price, specifications, mileage, dimensions and more. Read our Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza comparison for more. Also See – Upcoming Maruti Cars in India Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Price Comparison Maruti Ignis* Maruti Vitara Brezza^ Sigma INR 6.00 lacs LDi INR 6.99 lacs Delta INR 6.55 lacs LDi (O) INR 7.12 lacs Zeta INR 7.25 lacs VDi INR 7.62 lacs Alpha INR 7.79 lacs VDi(O) INR 7.75 lacs ZDi INR 8.55 lacs ZDi + INR 9.54 lacs *estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price ^ex-showroom, Delhi price If our estimates are anything to go by, the mid and top level trim of the Ignis will be comparable in terms of price to the Brezza’s entry and mid level variants. In relative terms, the Brezza is more of an SUV than the Ignis. However, opting for a top-end trim of the Ignis will mean more premium features. Conversely, opting for entry and mid level trims of the Brezza will mean a bigger car and more space. Also, the Ignis will come with a petrol engine as well that will be much cheaper with pricing in the INR 5 – 6.5 lacs range. Maruti Vitara Brezza start at INR 6.99 lacs Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Specifications Comparison   Maruti Ignis Maruti Vitara Brezza Length x Width x Height 3693 x 1709 x 1566 mm 3995 x 1790 x 1640 mm Wheelbase 2438 mm 2500 mm Kerb Weight -NA- 1195 kg Wheel Type and Size -NA- 16 inch alloys Boot Space -NA- 328 L Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel 1.3 L Diesel Power 75 bhp 89 bhp Torque 190 Nm 200 Nm Top Speed -NA- -NA- Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA- Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual Mileage 25 kpl (estimated) 24.3 kpl (claimed) Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic climate control Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4) Central Locking Yes Yes Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes Audio System Yes (2-DIN) Yes (Touchscreen) Airbags Yes (2) Yes (2) ABS Yes Yes Also See – Vitara Brezza vs S-Cross Diesel variants of both cars will come with the 1.3 L Multijet engine. However, the Ignis’ power and torque outputs will be similar to that of the Swift’s. This means the Vitara Brezza will be more powerful and will boast a higher torque output. A 5-speed manual gearbox will be handling will be handling transmission duties in both cases. As we mentioned earlier, the Vitara Brezza will be longer and wider than the Ignis and hence, will have more interior space and boot space. Maruti does not offer the Brezza with a petrol engine yet. So, if it’s a petrol car you’re looking for, you’ll have to settle for either the Ignis or something else. Maruti Ignis will be smaller and less powerful Also See – Upcoming Cars in India 2016-17 Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Mileage Comparison   Maruti Ignis Maruti Vitara Brezza Diesel 25 kpl (est.) 24.3 kpl Petrol 20 kpl (est.) – Maruti is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 24.3 kpl for the Vitara Brezza. We’re expecting the Ignis to return an overall claimed mileage of 25 kpl. If the Ignis gets SHVS technology or mild hybrid tech then that figure could go up to around 28 kpl. Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza  Features Maruti will be selling the Ignis through the Nexa dealership network meant for their premium models. This means the micro-SUV will come with all the bells and whistles. Highlights will include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more. All the aforementioned features are also part of the Vitara Brezza’s equipment list. Again, it will come down to how much you are willing to pay. For instance, with a budget of around 8 lacs, you will either get a fully loaded Ignis or a mid-level Vitara Brezza. The former will be more feature loaded. Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Design Comparison If the model that was present at the Auto Expo is anything to go by, the Ignis will definitely be a looker. Some of the highlights include – the big, chrome lined grille up front, which also houses the headlamps. LED daytime running lights, steeply raked rear windshield and more. Add to that SUV-like design elements and you get a smart blend of hatchback and SUV. While the overall look of the Vitara Brezza is certain to please almost everyone, there isn’t much that makes it stand out from the crowd. Maruti designers have clearly played it safe in this case. On the inside, it’s pretty much the same story. The Ignis gets a very cool dashboard design different from anything we’ve seen from Maruti. While the Vitara Brezza features a functional, but a slightly bland dashboard. We’re not sure what colour scheme the Ignis will employ for the India-spec model. It is possible that the mini-SUV gets a dual tone dash with body coloured highlights. Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza Review Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Comparison – Verdict This will not be the first occurrence of cannibalism within the ranks of Maruti Suzuki. The Baleno took away a huge chunk of Swift sales. But that’s because of a greater price overlap than we’re expecting in the Ignis’ and Vitara Brezza’s case. At the end of the day, a lot will depend on the pricing of the Ignis. That’s why we will have to wait till it is launched for a more conclusive verdict. Price – There will be a price overlap between the mid and top level trims of the Ignis and entry and mid level trims of the Vitara Brezza. Petrol variants of the Ignis will be much cheaper. Specifications – Both cars are powered by 1.3 L diesel engines. However, the Vitara Brezza boasts more power and torque. It will also be more spacious. Petrol Ignis will get an automatic engine option. Features – Both cars will offer an identical list of features. We’re not expecting any significant omissions from Maruti in the case of the Ignis. Design – The Ignis will be smaller, but definitely a more eye-catching design than the Vitara Brezza. Maruti seems to have played it safe with the interior and exterior styling of the Brezza. Also See – Upcoming SUVs in India Under 15 lacs What do you think of our Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza comparison? Do let us know via the comments section below. And stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza comparison. The post Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza appeared first on CarBlogIndia .

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