Renault Kwid, Maruti Celerio, Maruti Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon gets zero rating at Global NCAP crash test

Kwid, Celerio, Eeco, Scorpio and Eon gets zero rating at Global NCAP crash test. Even with airbag, chances of surviving a crash is lower due to collapsing structure

Mahindra Scorpio was the only SUV to be tested and the base variant which comes without airbags was the test mule. Despite the rugged image of the vehicle it shockingly scored zero stars in the adult occupant protection and only two stars in child occupant protection. The collapse of the structure combined with the lack of airbags explains the score for the adult occupant protection which means that there is a high probability of life threatening injuries for at least one of the adult passengers, Global NCAP said.

Tata Tiago Price list

The much awaited tata tiago (zica) is finally launched today. The price list of tiago. Tiago comes in five variants with petrol and diesel engine options

Tiago Petrol price list (ex showroom – Delhi )

XB: Rs 3.2 Lakhs

XE: Rs 3.59 Lakhs

XM: Rs 3.89 Lakhs

XT: Rs 4.19 Lakhs

XZ:Rs 4.75 Lakhs

Tata Tiago Diesel Price list

XB: Rs 3.94 Lakhs

XE: Rs 4.29 Lakhs

XM: Rs 4.69 Lakhs

XT: Rs 4.99 Lakhs

XZ: Rs 5.54 Lakhs

Fords slashes prices of Ecosport on Brezza launch

Ford today announced new (reduced) prices of ecosport suv on account of Maruti vitara brezza launch.

Variant wise Old Prices of Ford EcoSport (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and variant wise new prices in 2nd table

Variants Ambiente Trend Trend+ Titanium Titanium +  
Powertrain Combination            
1.5L Ti-VCT (Petrol) 722,500 818,300 NA 933,900 NA  
1.5L Ti-VCT (Petrol) AT NA 1,036,300 NA  
1.0L EcoBoost (Petrol) NA 896,300 NA 1,032,400  
1.5L TDCi (Diesel) 841,100 913,200 961,200 1,028,800 1,087,300  
Variants Ambiente Trend Trend+ Titanium Titanium +
Powertrain Combination
1.5L Ti-VCT (Petrol) 668,800 740,900 NA 856,500 NA
1.5L Ti-VCT (Petrol) AT NA 961,500 NA
1.0L EcoBoost (Petrol) NA 818,900 NA 945,000
1.5L TDCi (Diesel) 728,800 800,900 848,900 916,500 975,000

2016 Budget Impact on Auto Sector

Budget impact on Auto Sector:

Pay (little) more for all cars, Stay away for diesel cars & SUVs

Small Petrol cars (Nano to i20 to Baleno) – 1% more
Small Diesel cars (Celerio diesel to i20 diesel) – 2.5 % more
SUVs/ Large Diesel cars (Scorpio,XUV500, Safari Storme) – 4% more
Luxury Petrol cars (Accord, Superb) – 1% more
Luxury Diesel cars (Fortuner, Trailblazer) – 4+1% more….

Here is what Jaitely announced during his Budget Speech

1% additional tax will be charged on luxury cars above Rs 10 lakh,” Jaitley announced. In a move aimed at checking pollution and encouraging use of hybrid cars, FM Jaitley also announced that a 1% infra cess will be levied on small petrol cars. A 2.5% infra cess will be imposed on diesel cars.
Jaitley also said that a 4% additional levy will be imposed on high-capacity passenger vehicles and SUVs.

Maruti shows Ignis and Baleno RS

Maruti on the second day of auto expo shown two new concepts – Ignis and Baleno RS. Ignis concept was first shown in Japan and it is expected to be the maruti entry level suv in the indian market. Powered by the 1.2L petrol engine developing 88.79bhp of peak power and 118Nm of peak torque is said to return a mileage of 22kmpl. Ignis will sit below the vitara brezza and will take on the likes of Mahindra KUV 100. Ignis will be sold through NEXA dealerships

Baleno RS: riding on the success of baleno, maruti has unveiled performance variant of Baleno called Baleno RS. Baleno RS powered by a 1.0L boosterjet engine generating max power of 110bhp and peak torque of 175Nm. With the boosterjet engine, Baleno RS will take on the likes of polo GTI, punto abarth and more. This engine is compact yet deliver exceptional performance on the likes of Ford Ecoboost engine which powers the Ecosport. Maruti will integrate this engine on future swift and dzire models if it succeeds with Baleno RS


Mahindra unveils E20 Sport and launch ready electric verito

Mahindra which unveiled XUV aero concept gone green with the unveiling of E2O sport (which comes with range extender) and production ready electric verito.

Fiat launches Punto Urban Cross, Linea 125S and Punto Pure

Lacking any new models, Fiat spruced up its existing models with its vast experience in performance addition. Fiat which has already launched the Abarth and avventura variants of punto and t-jet model of linea has now launched urban cross (more claddings on punto avventura) and exhilarating 125bhp powerful linea called lina 125S.

Urban cross carries the same specs as avventura with cosmetic updates here and there. Punto pure is nothing old stock of original punto and is now being relaunched at Rs4.49 lakhs

Mahindra showcases XUV Aero

Taking a leaf out of germans book, Mahindra has showcased a crossover called XUV aero based on Mahindra’s popular suv XUV500. With scissor doors on one side and coupe like profile, it has all the bells and whistles for a concept. We have to see what all mahindra brings into the production version.

XUV aero gets an all-new 210bhp mHawk diesel engine and XUV Aero is capable of doing 0-60kph in under 6 seconds. XUV aero if and when launched  will sit above the XUV 500 and target the likes of Honda CR-V.

xuv aero

Tata Motors makes a blast with unveiling of Nexon, Hexa and Kite 5

Tata Motors today walked the talk with the unveiling of production ready Nexon compact SUV, Hexa preimum SUV and Kite 5 Compact sedan. However seems to be affected the zika virus, Tata’s branding seems to have tough day with none of the names except the hexa may be the actual product name. Tata has already confirmed zica won’t be the name for the new sporty hatchback launched. Also the kite 5 and nexon seems to be the production code name with the actual names will be unveiled by the time of launch

NEXON: Compact suv which made a splash at the 2014 auto expo, is the tata’s compact suv to take on the Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster, Maruti Vitara brezza, Mahindra TUV300 and more. Nexon gets two engine options – a new 110bhp, 1.5-litre diesel engine and an upgraded turbocharged version of the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine – that powers bolt, zest and zica.

Hexa: After the failure of Aria, Tata has changed the MUV Aria into a premium SUV Hexa. Hexa SUV features a 2.2-litre Varicor 400 diesel engine that also powers the Aria and the Safari Storme. The engine will be mated with a 6 speeed manual and all new 6-speed automatic gearbox. Hexa produces 154.2bhp of peak power and 400Nm of peak torque. Hexa dimensions are 4764mm length, 1780mm height, 1895mm width and 2,850mm wheelbase.

Kite 5 compact sedan: This is the booted version of zica hatchback. We all know kite compact sedan is coming and it will be powered by the same set of petrol and diesel engines that powers the zica though in a different tune. Unlike the other sedans made out of hatchbacks, tata engineers has managed to make the boot gel with the overall profile of the car. This entry level compact sedan will undercut the Maruti dzire, figo aspire, honda amaze and hyundai xcent and create a new segment for itself.

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TVS showcases X21, Akula 310 and ENTORQ210 concepts

Contrary to many expected, TVS showcased three new concepts at the 2016 auto expo.

Akula 310: TVS Akula 310 is the full faired variant of BMW G310R bike which was just unveiled.BMW G310R the bike featured liquid cooled 310cc engine. BMW G310R produced jointly with TV single puts out a claimed 34 horsepower at 9,500 rpm. Akula is built using aluminium and carbon fibre body.

X21: Though TVS has earlier said, apache is naked street fighter motorcycle and hence there won’t be any faired version of apache 200. The success of rival models like Pulsar 200SS might have made the manufacturer to rethink its strategy. X21 is 212cc, 4 valve faired motorcycle with monoshock suspension and fuel injection powertrain.

Entorq 210: is an innovative scooter concept with comes with USD forks and mono suspension at rear Roto-petal disc brakes with ABS ensures confident and safe braking in every road condition. The TVS Entorq210 has lots of convenience features that includes a smart key, TFT speedo, start stop button and large under seat storage.