Tata Motors rolls out all new Nexon from Pune plant; launch soon


Tata Motors flagged-off the first batch of its much awaited SUV, the Tata Nexon from its Ranjangaon facility near Pune. The Nexon is Tata Motors’ fourth car in the new generation of passenger vehicles under the IMPACT design philosophy, targeting a new segment altogether. Tata Motors had unveiled the all new Nexon at the 88th Geneva Motors Show this year in March. Since then, the new Nexon has made multiple appearances on Indian roads in full camouflage.

The all new Tata Nexon is a sporty SUV with extremely contemporary styling engineered to deliver excellence with dynamic handling , sporty performance, smart connectivity and comfort along with advanced safety features.

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Price:

We expect the upcoming Tata Nexon to come with a price tag of Rs 6.5 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) – Rs 9 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).

Engine:

Powered by a pair of new powertrains – a 1.2L Turbocharged petrol engine from the Revotron series churns out 110PS of peak power and 110Nm of peak torque, while the 1.5L Diesel engine from the Revotorq family produces 110PS of total power output and 260Nm of total torque. Both the engines come mated to six-speed gearbox.

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Design:

The front fascia of the car appears athletic with a chrome ‘Humanity Line’ on the upper grill featuring stylish projector headlamps with daytime running lights (DRLs).

Striking LED tail lamps, a contrast tone rising beltline finisher and a floating roof enhances the rear aesthetics of the car, while the dynamic and stylish 17″ alloy wheels provide a premium exterior look.

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Aston Martin’s newly unveiled supercar DB11 Q is high on customisation potential


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British Luxury car maker Aston Martin is gearing up to unveil a range of new supercars at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Ahead of the show, the Gaydon-based supercar maker has unveiled a special DB11 that highlights the customisation possibilities of in-house service Q by Aston Martin.

Christened as DB11 Q by Aston Martin, the special unit is finished with exclusive Zaffre Blue paint, paired with gloss, satin twill and forged carbon-fibre details including – front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser side strakes, bonnet strakes and door mirrors. Inside, the upper and lower cabin environments are cloaked in swathes of Obsidian Black Semi-Aniline leather. Aston Martin has embossed Q logo on the headrest. The carbon-fibre wheel centres and engine cover add subtle touches while colour matched four-piece luggage set is also available.

The special-edition DB11 highlights the expanded range of customisation services offered by Q. The service offers a collection that includes exclusive paint and upholstery colours, material finishes and craft elements. This range from a unique leather quilt upholstery pattern to tinted wheel finishes that incorporate body-coloured blades to the diamond turned spokes, as well as the use of new wood and leather interior elements.

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The DB11 is the most powerful and most efficient ‘DB’ production model in Aston Martin’s history. It is powered by a newly developed 5.2-litre V12 twin-turbo engine that generates 600bhp at 6,500rpm and a maximum torque of 700Nm from 1,500rpm. The engine is mated to ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to rear wheels. The DB11 need just 3.9 seconds to reach 100kmph from standstill before reaching top speed of 322kmph.

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New Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Launched at Rs 4.58 Lakh, Gets New Styling and Features


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One of the best selling cars by the country’s second largest automaker has been the Grand i10 and the Korean automaker has launched the facelift model at a starting price of Rs 4.58 lakh. The prices of the diesel variant, which gets a new engine, start at Rs 5.68 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

It garnered much appreciation post its launch a few years ago, largely due to the big list of features and comforts it came with. But the competition has caught up with the likes of the Mahindra KUV100 and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and just as the car started to appear a bit dated, the company has updated the car with fresh styling and addition of several creature comforts.

The biggest attraction, though, has to be the new 1.2-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine and the 1.2-litre petrol engine which are claimed to be much more refined, responsive and deliver better fuel efficiency. The petrol engine delivers 82 horsepower and 11.6 Kgm of torque. The diesel engine delivers 74 horsepower and 19.4 Kgm of torque.

Speaking at the launch of New 2017 Grand i10, Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “It is an aspirational car that has won the hearts of its customers across the globe and has become a landmark product in HMIL’s growth story. Over 5.5 lac units of Made in India Grand i10 have been sold in India and world markets which show strong brand admiration. The launch of The New 2017 Grand i10 will create a new benchmark for the segment by offering enhanced Modern Premium Hyundai Experience to the aspirational customers.”

The exteriors of the 2017 Grand i10 follow Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design language. At the front, there is a new radiator grille design, redesigned bumper with LED DRLs (daytime running lights). The back too gets redesigned dual-tone bumper. The side profile remains largely the same except with the addition of a new design diamond cut alloy wheels.

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The biggest change inside the car has to be the inclusion of a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system that supports smartphone connectivity with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. It also gets features like rear parking assist system with dual airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, rear parking camera and a cooled glove box. There’s also the fully automatic temperature control along with rear AC vents.

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Interestingly, Hyundai is also offering 2 years unlimited kilometre warranty with the new Grand i10.
Here is the complete pricing of the 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 facelift.

Petrol

  • Era – Rs 4,58,400
  • Magna – Rs 5,22,990
  • Magna (AT) – Rs 5,98,990
  • Sports – Rs 5,65,990
  • Sports (O) – Rs 5,96,295
  • Sports (O) AT – Rs 6,82,790
  • Asta – Rs 6,39,890

Diesel

  • Era – Rs 5,68,400
  • Magna – Rs 6,15,990
  • Sports – Rs 6,58,989
  • Sports (O) – Rs 6,89,791
  • Asta – Rs 7,32,890

(All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Honda launches Mobilio MPV at a starting price of Rs 6.49 lakh


Honda Cars India launched its new MPV, the Mobilio at a starting price of Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The petrol car will cost Rs 6.49 lakh for the E variant, Rs 7.50 lakh for S variant and Rs 8.76 lakh for the V variant. The diesel Mobilio has been priced between Rs 7.89 lakh to Rs 10.86 lakh. Its direct competitor, the Ertiga petrol is priced between Rs. 5.8 lakh and Rs. 7.3 lakh while diesel starts at Rs. 7.22 lakh and goes up to Rs. 8.49 lakh.

Take a look at the comprehensive photo gallery of the Mobilio and also read our test drive report of Honda Mobilio.

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Mercedes-Benz launches CLA 45 AMG


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New Delhi: Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday launched the CLA 45 AMG in India. The newest member of the AMG Performance Brand was launched by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India at Buddh International Circuit.

The CLA 45 AMG is priced at Rs 68.50 lakh ex-showroom Delhi and will be available for sales across all Mercedes-Benz India dealerships across India.

Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “The launch of the CLA 45 AMG in India is a significant step forward towards the evolution of performance driving in the country. Boasting of the ‘most powerful four-cylinder series production engine in the world’ the CLA 45 AMG is an unmistakable result of Mercedes-AMG’s unsurpassable expertise in motorsports and engine development over four and half decades.”

Exterior styling and design

The compact performance sedan with its new dynamic styling combines the sculptural forms with AMG’s hallmark features. The CLA 45 AMG boasts the sporty AMG style, with the “twin blade” radiator grille encompassing the central Three Pointed Star. Three distinct openings in the front fascia enable an effective flow of air to the cooling modules; the outer black flics further optimise the air ducting. The side view features lines that blend perfectly with the side sill panels and the inserts are in matt titanium grey. The CLA 45 AMG features 18-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels in titanium grey finish.

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The distinctive AMG body styling ensures a dynamic appearance from any angle the car is viewed from. The CLA 45 AMG also includes following exterior design elements like front apron with inserts in front splitter in matt titanium grey, rear apron with trim in matt titanium grey and side sill panels with inserts in matt titanium grey.

Interiors

The interiors of the CLA 45 AMG greet you with an AMG start-up screen on the centrally positioned TFT colour display. The instrument cluster features round black dials, carbon-fibre design, silver/red needles and an attractive speedometer. The CLA 45 AMG has an instrument cluster with a distinguished 2-tube look. The CLA 45 exudes high-class appeal courtesy the use of high-grade materials and AMG’s hallmark main menu in the central display.

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The CLA 45 AMG’s interior features AMG Performance Seats, AMG Performance Steering Wheel and Panoramic sliding sunroof. The sportiness of the CLA 45 AMG’s interiors are also accentuated by the AMG floor mats and illuminated door sill panels with “AMG” lettering which lend an exclusive character to CLA 45 AMG. The red designo seats belts of the CLA 45 AMG completes the sportiness of the interiors.

Engine and Transmission

The newly developed award winning AMG 2.0-litre turbo engine is the most powerful four-cylinder series-production engine in the world. A maximum output of 265 kW and up to 450 Nm of torque are unmatched by any other mass-produced turbocharged four-cylinder engine worldwide. The high output and torque coupled with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive fitted as standard make for extremely dynamic performance: the CLA 45 AMG complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and have a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).

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The CLA 45 AMG’s AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission transfers the engine power to all the four wheels. The dual clutch transmission is flange-mounted on the transversely installed AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine and features seven gears, three modes, a double-declutching function and RACE START function which can be activated by pulling on both shift paddles simultaneously, thus providing extremely fast sprints with no interruption of tractive power resulting in optimum acceleration.

With an independently developed AMG front and rear axle, the AMG sports suspension of the CLA 45 AMG boasts the ideal attributes for fast cornering speeds and agile handling. All of the components are matched to provide high lateral acceleration and a reduced tendency to roll. The AMG sports suspension with specifically tuned spring/damper units and larger anti-roll bars provides for high lateral acceleration and a reduced rolling tendency in fast double bends.

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AMG performance 4MATIC with 4ETS

This innovative variant of the 4MATIC all-wheel drive of the CLA 45 AMG provides for an ideal combination of driving dynamism, traction and efficiency irrespective of myriad driving situation. This is made possible by fully variable torque distribution, ranging from front drive only to a 50:50 split. The CLA 45 AMG is equipped with performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard.

Hands on with the Audi A3 with Android Auto


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Google wants to be everywhere. It’s on your desktop, in your pocket, on your wrist and now in your car. Well maybe not your current car. But possibly your next car.

At today’s Google I/O developer event, the search giant showed off Android Auto. Like Apple’s Car Play, the feature lets you make calls, control and listen to your music, and get you where you’re going all without having to grab your phone and potentially put your life and the lives of others in danger.

We got a quick demo of Android Auto in a red Audi A3 on the second floor of Moscone West. While a giant screen in the foreground played scenes of cars driving along worlds from around the world, we were presented with the system.

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Google wants you to make sure that the system doesn’t want you to read. Instead of visual cues or text of what you’re asking for, a voice gives you a voice cue. Ask the car to navigate to Fresno, CA and the car will respond, “Navigating to Fresno, CA.” It’s pretty slick but if the car has an issue understanding what you’re saying or its reply is phonetically correct but not technically correct you could end up at the wrong location.

Still, anything that keeps your phone out of your hand and your eyes on the road is great. The audio app integration is great. In addition to Google Music, there are 10 apps ready to go including Spotify, Pandora and MLB At Bat. While the main screen looks the same with a color skin to match the app, each app can add its own categories to the navigation. You can also make voice calls and reply to texts with you voice.

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The system is part of the Open Automotive Alliance. In addition to the Audi, there was a Kia with the system installed. Cars from Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Volkswagen and others should be on the road in the future. Until then, keep your phone in your bag while you drive.

India’s first electric bus starts running in Bangalore


Bangalore: India’s first electric bus has started running on Bangalore’s roads. The route on the busy Majestic-Kadugodi road in Bangalore has India’s first electric bus. The city’s transport corporation launched this bus last week.
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Zipping past the smoke-emitting regular buses, the orange beauty stands out. “The pollution level is quite high in Bangalore. So we were exploring the options of hybrid as well as electric buses. A Chinese company – Build Your Dreams – came to us and told us that they wanted to give this bus free of cost for trial,” said Anjum Parwez, Managing Director, BMTC.

The electric bus will run on a trial basis for three months after which hopefully, it will be a regular feature on Bangalore roads. The bus has zero emission levels, operates on a battery that lasts five hours and can cover a distance of 250 km.

“It is much better than driving regular buses. I feel very proud to drive the first electric bus,” said bus driver Ramaswamy.

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Bangaloreans have many reasons to smile as there’s a new metro line and of course the electric bus. And such eco-friendly transport initiatives will help in bringing down the pollution levels in Bangalore and hopefully set an example for other cities.