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Kia SP India will be priced under 16 lakhs?

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Kia Motors had revealed the KIA SP Concept SUV at the Auto Expo in 2018. The production version of the Kia SP India will be the first car the South Korean car maker in the country. For those not aware of the SP concept, it will be a SUV. This will be a great move by Kia to start off in India. SUVs in India are the next big thing with every manufacturer diversifying their portfolio to accommodate more SUVs. The upcoming MG Motors will also be debuting with a India special MG SUV to this effect.

The latest according to one leading publications post is that the car will be priced between Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 16 lakhs, Ex-showroom India. This will make the car a highly competitive among its rivals. The car will also be feature packed and will be a great car to consider above the Hyundai Creta and the

Kia SP India Launch

There is no word on the launch of the SP Concept. It;s right now too early to say anything. The  Kia SP India is going to be possibly, launched very soon next year or during the festive season. There is a possibility we might see a announcement or a pre-production mule in early 2019.

Car Launch Date
KIA SP November, 2019

KIA SP India Name

There are many rumors surrounding the name of the car! It will not be called the SP Concept for sure. The name of the car could be Tusker. Many other automotive websites are calling the car this name. We think KIA will have focus groups and research conducted for the most suitable name for this car. It will be a name that is going to attract audiences globally.

Kia SP India Price

Internationally Kia has the reputation of being the alternative to Hyundai cars and in some cases, the cheaper alternative. In India, we don’t know how they will handle the market with Hyundai. We do know that they will be competitive. We had predicted that the Kia SP India will not be more expensive than Hyundai Creta. It should be within the 15 lakh price range. No we have reports saying that the car will be around Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 16 lakhs.

Kia SP Concept variants Price
Base variant Rs 10 lakhs – Rs 12 lakhs
Mid variant Rs 12 lakhs to Rs 14 lakhs
Top variant Rs 14 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs

 

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Kia SP India Design

The Kia SP Concept has all the hallmarks of the latest Kia design language. Dominating the face is the ‘Tiger Nose’ grille which part of Kia’s design language. There are sleek headlamps and silver colored bash plate element. On to the side we see the rear sloping roof line, white colored roof and massive wheels with the multi-spoke alloy wheel design. The appearance is enhanced by the grey cladding that runs all around the base of the Kia SP India as well as over the heavily flared wheel arches. At the rear, it is a mix of elements thanks to the chrome exhaust setup as well as chrome line that runs across the top section of the body. The chrome also goes through the tail light assembly.

Kia SP India Interior

There is no word on the interiors of the Kia SP India. We expect the production guise to get the standard Kia fare that is present on its SUVs, sedans as well as hatchbacks. Given its positioning, we believe that all the D-segment features like a touch screen system, climate control and faux leather upholstery will be a part of the feature package. Since it will go up against the Hyundai Creta, features like sunroof, cruise control, automatic headlamps, engine start stop, automatic climate control and wireless charging for the phone are expected. The infotainment system should get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There should also be a a  set of fast charging USB ports. The car will also get a lot of storage space, a cooled glovebox and a large center console. The theme of the interior will be black and beige like other KIA cars we have seen in international markets. The 2nd row of this car will also get a lot of utility in the form of rear AC vents, charging sockets, a armrest and cup holders. The bootspace will be ample with a low loading lip.

Kia SP interior

Also Read: Tata Harrier to get the plushest interior of any Tata car

Kia SP India Images

Kia SP India Spy Shots 

 

This is a picture we have got recently of the KIA SP Concept in its production version; being tested out on the roads and it does bear resemblance to it’s concept version. The Tiger grille, the large air vent on the bumper and the tapering off headlights do give it an aggressive look. The KIA SP India in some ways does reflect the design language of the Tata Harrier with it’s high mounted DRLs and raised fog lights.

Kia SP concept pictures

Also Read: Nissan Kicks interiors will be best in class

KIA SP India Render 

A new rendering of the Kia SP India SUV is also here. Done by Koo Ki Sung studio. This render will be the production version of the Kia SP Concept that made its global debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Here is how it is visualised. The production version of the Kia SP here, looks like a slightly toned-down version of the futuristic looking Kia SP India. The render shows off many of the design elements, including sleek LED headlamps, a wide grille and the auxiliary lamps. The render shows the blacked-out A-pillars and the front bumper is close to the one on the concept model. The design of the Kia Tusker you below in the render is as Kia said, ‘will be very close” to its concept’.

By the looks of it, the SUV should rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur. The SP Concept features sharp design elements such as LED headlamp eyebrows, LED tail lights and dynamic turn indicators on the ORVMs. Kia’s signature Tiger Nose grille gets a revised look for India as well. Kia says that the concept features a production-ready design and the one coming to Kia showrooms across the country will look a lot like it. Engine options have not been confirmed, though a 1.0-litre, turbocharged petrol and a 1.6-litre, turbocharged diesel are expected to find their place under the bonnet. Expect the production version of the SUV to be priced withen Rs 10-15 lakh.

We shall update you more on the interior of this car when we know more.

Kia SP India Features

The Kia SP India should get the following feature for sure –

Rain Sensing Wipers

Automatic Headlamps

Cooled Glove-box

Ventilated Seats

Sunroof

Electrically adjustable mirrors

Alloy wheels

Projector headlamps and LED tail lights

Leather Upholstery

Cruise Control

Android Auto/AppleCarplay

Kia SP India Specifications

Nothing on this is out yet. We can say though that there will be the option of one-litre and 1.6-litre engine. The car could have both petrol and diesel engines on option. Both manual and a CVT automatic transmission could be considered for India. AWD is not expected to be offered on the SP as it is not in high demand in India – the Renault Duster is the only SUV in the segment to offer it and it’s not setting the sales charts on fire. There are many details about this car that are yet to come out. Leike the Nexon, we could see different driving modes. We could see the Kia SP also get aids like traction control, ESP and cruise control.

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Kia SP India Competition

The Kia SP will compete with its parent companies car, the Hyundai Creta. The car is expected to also in the future deal with the upcoming Tata Harrier. The Kia SP will have its work cut out for itself when it comes next year. There will be a lot of pressure on this car as it will be their first product in the market. The Tata Harrier and the Renault Kicks will be launched before this car and their will a certain advantage in doing so.

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  1. SARTHAK AGARWALLA

    November 24, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Seems to be a Very Exciting Product..!
    KIA Motors in India will get a tough competition from the other automobile companies.
    Finally A Creta Competitor is coming in the market..#ExcitingKia

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Hyundai Elantra 2019 – More than a facelift

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One of the coolest looking sedans out there is the Hyundai Elantra. The car with its fluidic design looks super premium and eye-catching. The current generation has already received a facelift once and this car looks more than that. The mean new design and cool fascia really set the car apart from the previous facelift. The Hyundai Elantra 2019 will be a great car to wait for and will be launched soon. The car is also said to become 75% safer.

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Hyundai Elantra 2019 Launch

The car will be launched around the same time as it’s an upcoming rival, the Honda Civic. The Hyundai Elantra 2019 will be launched in mid-2019. The exact date is not out yet and we will update you on that when we have more.

Hyundai Elantra 2019 Launching in mid-2019

Hyundai Elantra 2019 Price

The Elantra 2019 is going to be priced aggressively looking at its rivals, the Altis, Octavia and upcoming Honda Civic. The car will undercut the Honda Civic. The Hyundai will try and position itself as the value for money product.

Hyundai Elantra 2019 Price (On-road)
Base variant Rs 15 lakhs
Top Variant Rs 22 lakhs

Also read: The upcoming Honda Civic will be radical!

Hyundai Elantra 2019 Design

The design of this car will see a departure from the fluidic design that Hyundai is known for recently. The most obvious change to the Hyundai Elantra 2019 is the new fascia with LED DRLs, a new hood design, new fenders and also a new front grille that is very Lexus. At the back, the Elantra gets a revised bumper and new taillights. The chrome strip has been replaced with the name ‘Elantra’ written across the back. The new changes to the exterior have made the sedan more dynamic in the way it looks while the single streak look is very elegant to look at. The boot-lid has also received changes with the number plate now positioned on the bumper.

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Hyundai Elantra 2019 Interior

The car will continue to receive the existing features it boasts. This was one of the first cars to come with ventilated seats. The Hyundai Elantra 2019 now comes with a new infotainment system. A new 8.0-inch touchscreen which has everything from Android Auto to Apple Car Play to even wireless charging for your smartphones is now offered. However, this only for the top of the line Elantra, while the lower models will get the same 7.0-inch unit from the other Hyundai’s. The car gets a new steering wheel. The air vents seem to be the only things that are carried over from the previous car.

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Hyundai Elantra 2019 Specifications

The Hyundai Elantra 2019 will be powered by a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder and a 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder diesel engines. These engines will churn out 147 bhp, 128 bhp and 201 bhp respectively. The diesel will be the torque king with 320nm of torque. The Octavia will finally have something to worry about. The company will offer a 6-speed automatic, a 7-speed dual clutch automatic and an option of 6-speed manual or the 7-speed dual clutch for the sports version of the 2019 Elantra.

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Hyundai Elantra 2019 Competition

The Hyundai Elantra 2019 will compete with the upcoming Altis, Honda Civic and the Skoda Octavia.

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MG Hector will be priced to take on Tata Harrier

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MG has finally and officially named the first SUV that it is building for India and making in India. The car will be called the MG Hector.The name ‘Hector’ draws inspiration from the noble qualities of the Trojan warrior hero – Prince Hector of Troy. It pays homage to great British engineering tradition, as a nod to the Royal Hector biplane, used by the Royal Air Force in the 1930s. The car is currently testing in cold weather conditions and will be launched later this year.

Here are five things we think you should know about the upcoming Hector –

  • The MG Hector Will be available with both petrol and diesel engines
  • It is bigger than the Harrier and the Tuscon (scroll down for dimensions)
  • it will be highly localized, MG claims 75% localization
  • The car will get more premium with soft-touch materials, first in class features and a 12.1-inch touchscreen
  • it will be a 5 seater priced at Creta’s price and will be bigger than the Harrier, Compass and XUV500

MG Hector

 

The car will be made in India at the Halol plant in Gujarat. The Hector will also be the first MG India SUV. We have also got some new spy shots of the car, do scroll down for more.

MG Hector Launch

MG will launch this product in India next year, around April. The vehicle will be made in the MG’s Halol plant. As we have known the Bajoun SUV has been spotted testing in India many times now. This will the first product to be launched in India by MG. MG will be then launching a product every year in India. For the Hector, MG will be launching the car in mid-2019.

Car Launch Date
MG Hector Mid-2019

MG Hector Price

So the diesel motor that will be used in the MG SUV will be the Fiat units used in the Jeep Compass. The size of the car will be close to that of the Hyundai Tuscon and the Honda CRV. These attributes paired with a strong pricing strategy will make the MG brand unstoppable. The car is looking to slot itself in the Rs 15 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs price range. This price range will be a very strong and competitive price segment to get into. With that kind of pricing the car car will be competing with the Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and the Mahindra XUV500.

Car  Price Range
MG Hector base variant Rs 15 lakhs
MG Hector top variant Rs 20 lakhs

MG Hector Snow Testing

MG Hector Interior and Design

The interior first! This is where as seen above we have come across some spy shots of the front row of the cars being tested under camouflage. The car looks like it’s borrowing details like the air vents, instrument cluster, door handles and the handbrake lever from it’s SAIC cousins the MG Baojun 530 and the Roewe RX5. The car will get a sunroof, ambient lighting, a digital instrument console and features like lane assist, park assist and 6 airbags for safety. The front driver seat will be electrically adjustable too. Its exterior styling will be very close to the Baojun 530 and will have many design element s from other SAIC products. The interior is likely to be upmarket and plush too, with leather seats, soft-touch materials on the dashboard and chrome surround for the AC vents.

There is some speculation that the Hector will actually be based on the Chevrolet Captiva. The most interesting part of the spy shots(scroll below) is the Hector’s big Tesla like touchscreen and it looks like the car will get a manual gearbox option in India.

MG Hector headlights DRL

 

The car will also get a DRLs which will turn into turn signals like the Harrier. The below image shows us how this DRL will be an individual unit, separate from the main headlight cluster.

Also Read: Tata Harrier will be the bigger than XUV500 and Jeep Compass

 MG Hector Specifications

The premium car that will be the MG Hector is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel. Both engines will be sourced from Fiat. The Jeep Compass’ diesel motor will do duty on the MG SUV too. The top-end variants are expected to be equipped with automatic transmission and AWD capability. The cars will come with 7 speed automatic and a manual version too. Recently a bunch of MG SUV’s have been spotted along with a Hyundai Tucson. This shows that the Chinese automaker is bench-marking its first Indian product against the premium Hyundai offering. MG Motor India MD, Mr. Rajeev Chaba has revealed that the SUV is a mid-sized C segment SUV. It is not a Hyundai Creta or Jeep Compass rival in any way, but a much bigger and a more premium offering.

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MG Hector Dimensions

Measuring 4,655mm in length, 1,835mm in width and 1,760mm in height, the MG is longer and taller than Tata’s Land Rover-platform-based Harrier and even the Hyundai Tucson. As the Hector will only have seats for five, expect a roomy cabin and a large boot.

 

MG Hector Spy Shots

 

Above we can see spy shots of the interior of the car and the car being tested in the demanding high altitude regions of Himachal Pradesh.

Also Read: MG SUV that will be first in India?

MG Hector Videos

MG Hector Competition

The car will compete with the Creta, Compass, upcoming Kia SP, Nissan Kicks and the Tata Harrier in terms of size and pricing. The Hector is bigger than these cars and has a more premium look for sure.

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2020 Ford EcoSport will be made on Fiesta platform, spy pics

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The Ford EcoSport has done very well for the manufacturer in India. Last year, the new EcoSport was launched in India. The company has full faith in this product for India. But somewhere down the line in Europe, the EcoSport has not been able to replicate the same kind of success. The company is now thinking to replace the Ford EcoSport in Eupore with a compact SUV that will be based on the Fiesta platform. The car has been spotted testing in the UK and will make to production soon. The 2020 Ford EcoSport will not come to India anytime soon before the end of next year though.

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Will Ford bring this car to India? Will the new Generation Ford be a part of the companies global product line-up?

2020 Ford EcoSport Launch

The Ford EcoSport will be launched in 2020. The car might come to India later that year. The car is still under testing and Ford will get the car to India after the 2020 Auto Expo. The car will be very important as a new product in India.

2020 Ford EcoSport Launching in late 2020

2020 Ford EcoSport Price

The price of the current car ranges between Rs 8 lakhs to Rs 12 lakhs. The new generation 2020 Ford EcoSport will also be priced in the same range.

2020 Ford EcoSport Price (Ex-Showroom)
Base variant Rs 8 lakhs
Mid variant Rs 10 lakhs
Top variant Rs 12 lakhs

2020 Ford EcoSport Platform

The car is going to based on the platform of the European Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta is really doing wonders for Ford and an SUV based on that car is also expected to do well. The Fiesta is a supermini and can be compared to cars like the Hyundai i20 and the Baleno in India.

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2020 Ford EcoSport Design

The Ford will carry different design style from the current EcoSPort for sure. The car’s design will lean more towards a crossovers looks. The Fiesta’s design is going to be key here. Ford will ake sure there are subtle reminders and touches that relate the car to the Ford families most famous hatchback. The interior will be feature loaded. The car will come with the latest SYNC software for its entertainment system and the upholstery will be more sporty and durable too. There will be more emphasis and though on the rear seat and boot too. While the front row is an excellent place to be in, the EcoSports Achilles heel is its rear seat comfort. Ford will address that.

Ford EcoSport 2020

2020 Ford EcoSport Spy Shots

2020 Ford EcoSport Specifications

The car is set to share a platform – and likely an engine range, including the popular Ecoboost petrol powertrains – with the Fiesta. That means it’s likely to be front-wheel-drive, although a four-wheel drive system could potentially be carried over from the current Ecosport. Currently, the car has 3 engines on offer. There are the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. And the Ecoboost – 1.0-litre engine. The car is available with a manual and automatic gearbox.

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2020 Ford EcoSport Competition

The EcoSport will continue as a nameplate in India with the car already being very popular here. The car’s major competitors will be the Maruti Vitara Bezza, Tata Nexon and the Honda WRV.

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Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 bookings open now, new images, new teaser

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There is a lot of discussion on how and what will be the best tall-boy hatchback once the Hyundai Santro is back. The Maruti Wagon R 2019 is going to make sure that when the new Santro comes this month, the WagonR is updated and available as a second and fresher option. The timing will be very important. The WagonR will not get the Hearteck platform to keep costs in check. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engines will continue on the car with the 1.2-litre engine being offered too. The car will also have more safety features on board like airbags and ABS will be standard. Maruti according to one source is expecting to sell more than 18,000 units a month of the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019.

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Some key things about the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 are –

  • Bigger body and more space
  • More safety
  • Two engine options, 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre petrol
  • Airbags and ABS will be standard
  • No CNG option at the time of launch

 

The booking for this car has already begun and there is a new teaser for the car too. To see those pictures and know more about the upcoming WagonR 2019, scroll down now.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Launch

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR 2019 is scheduled to launch on 23rd January 2019. The car will be made available in showrooms soon. Maruti is planning to also introduce the electric version of the Wagon R in 2020. The company is already testing the Wagon R electric on Indian roads. The surprise element is that it will not be the same shape. The shape of the Indian market will be different.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Launching in 23rd, January 2019

The cars first official image has also been released. The car’s rear has been showed in this image with the slogan, ‘Big New WagonR’. Maruti is now going to talk about how this cars USP is now going to be a bigger and more spacious interior.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Price

The price point of a car is something Maruti knows how to determine well. The Maruti Suzuki WagonR 2019 will be priced looking at the Hyundai Santro. It will be a close price point. Both cars have 1.0-litre engines, five-speed gearbox, AMT options. Both will have an option of a factory fitted CNG as well. Both will have a similar ‘tall boy design’. For buyers, these options are going to be excellent and they will have a hard time selecting one. Price wise, we can speculate that the car will start around 3 lakhs and will go up to 6 lakhs.

The bookings for this car are now open for Rs 11,000.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Price
Base Variant Rs 3 lakhs
Mid Variant Rs 4 lakhs
Top variant Rs 5 lakhs

Also Read: Santro CNG will be a factory fitted option

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Variants

Maruti Wagon R 2019 Variants
MT 1.0-litre Vxi
AMT 1.0-litre Vxi
MT1.2-litre Vxi
MT 1.2-litre Zxi
AMT1.2-litre Zxi

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From many spy pictures, we can say that the design language is going to be a bit different with LED and DRL’s making their way to the car. The bonnet is flatter and bigger too. There will be more space on the inside with more focus on luggage.

The side profile looks different too. There are several aspects that make it stand out. This also looks different, especially the rear window. The rear of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 looks different and it might be changed for the Indian market. The positioning of the tail lamps will be changed. The current design is trendy, it will be made more subtle and serious. The one in Japan has LED headlamps, daytime running LEDs and other features. We doubt some of these features will come to India also. The spy shots reveal differences in the design of the duo.

 

2019 Maruti Wagont R rear

Also Read: Santro, the original tall-boy designed car

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Interiors

The new version of the car will be plusher and more comfortable. There is an all-new steering wheel with multiple controls. The instrument cluster will be on the driver’s side. The interiors will have black and beige interiors. These will be the aspect that shall get multiple changes. In India, Wagon R isn’t sold as a luxurious option,  it is purpose driven and practical. Touchscreen audio maybe is offered this time, however only on the top variant.

Space will be the selling point. The front and the rear seats will have ample headroom and knee room. There will be no compromise on the space front. This time we reckon even the boot shall be slightly larger. The Maruti Suzuki WagonR 2019 shall be more comfortable. The Maruti Wagon R 2019 will have dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature. The infotainment system will have integrated Bluetooth, AUX and USB. Steering audio controls, reverse sensors, and even keyless entry will be offered too. The steering wheel is expected to be shared with the Ignis. 

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Video

 

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Exterior Features

  • No projector headlamps
  • Daytime running LEDs
  • Rear Wiper + Washer
  • Rear parking sensors
  • LED taillamps
  • New Ignis Style Grille
  • Adjustable rear view mirrors
  • New bumpers
  • 14-inch wheels
  • Fog lamps

2019 Maruti Wagon R Side

 

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Interior Features

  • Seat Height Adjust
  • Key Fob
  • 4 power windows
  • Fixed Headrest
  • 12Volt charging socket
  • Circular AC Vents
  • 2 airbags
  • Manual AC
  • No Andriod Auto No Apple CarPlay

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Specifications

Engine 1.0-litre petrol
Power 68bhp
Torque 90Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/AMT
City Mileage 14/13 km/l
2nd Engine option 1.2-litre petrol
Power 85bhp
Torque 113Nm of torque
Transmission 5-speed manual/AMT
Dimensions
Length 3655mm
Width 1620mm
Height 1675mm
Weight 845kgs
Tank Capacity 32 liters
Wheelbase 2435mm
Turning Radius 4.7 meters

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR 2019 will come with one engine option. There won’t be a diesel. The car will have a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual.  The interesting thing here is that there will be a 4-cylinder, 1.2-litre engine with 89bhp and 115Nm of torque also offered. This will be plenty for the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019. There will also be an option of an AMT gearbox. There will be disc brakes on the front. The car will bet ABS as standard with 2 airbags which will be standard too. The car will get ABS as standard.

There will also be a factory option of the CNG variant. The CNG variant will come strictly with the manual. But the CNG variant will not be availble at launch as of now.

New WagonR is 3655 long, 1620 mm wide, 1675 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2435 mm, and a turning radius of 4.7 meters. Fuel tank capacity is at 32 liters. Kerb weight ranges from 805 kgs to 845 kgs.

 

Weight is reduced by 65 kgs on the 1.0 liter variants, while the 1.2 liter variants are 40-50 kgs lighter than old 1.0 L WagonR variant. Weight reduction is due to the new gen platform, which is lighter, but stronger than before. Compared to rival Tata Tiago, new WagonR is lighter by about 135 kgs, and about 100 kgs lighter than new Santro.

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Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 AMT

The AMT version of this car never been spotted before. Here are some pictures of the AMT. The AMT will be available with the petrol version only. It will not be available with the CNG version. Check out the spy shots below.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Colors

  • White
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • and Blue

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Spy Shots

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2019 Competition

The WagonR will also be a great option for a hatchback under 6 lakhs. It will face competition from the Celerio in Maruti’s own line-up. It will face tough competition from the recently launched Hyundai Santro. There is also the Maruti Ignis, Renault Kwid, Mahindra KUV100, and Tata Tiago in the same price range as well.

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Honda City 2019 S variant discontinued, starting price up by Rs 1 Lakh!

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The Honda City 2019 has just been given a crucial mid-life update with the introduction of the new ZX option with the petrol engine and manual gearbox as a top variant. The car also now get 2 new color options and a few more features that will help it stand its ground against the new Ciaz till the Honda City 2020 comes. With the 2019 update, Honda has introduced the ZX trim on the petrol MT version of the City however it has removed a varaint too. The S trim has been discontinued and now the SV trim will serve as the base variant for the City.

If you want to know more about the new generation Honda City with the new design language, please click on the link here—> Honda City 2020

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Honda City 2019 will continue to be an exciting new gen sedan for India.

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New Mahindra Thar 2020 – 5 things to know

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The Mahindra Thar is a great car with old school style and legendary off-road ability. The Thar is a car which will not take you to a place in comfort but will take you anywhere. But it’s now getting old. The New generation Mahindra Thar is long overdue. The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will be made keeping in mind 5 key specs and features –

  • Airbags, ESP, traction control and more aids will be introduced
  • New structure/body which will be safer and compliant with upcoming BS6 norms
  • A new wider and bigger ladder platform will be made
  • More comfort features – Push Start Stop/Touchscreen/Power Windows/ Reverse Parking Sensors and Camera and much more
  • The car will also get a new BS6 compliant engine and could be offered in a 5 door configuration

Also now there are new spy shots of the car that show us how the New generation Mahindra Thar would look like.

New Mahindra Thar 2020 Launch

The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will be most likely shown at the 2020 Auto Expo. The car will be an all new product. It will be Mahindra’s biggest launch after the Alturas G4 and upcoming S201 aka Inferno.

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New Mahindra Thar 2020 Price

The price of the Thar is expected to go up significantly. The car will continue to have manual 4WD and will have a capability to get down and dirty. The extra money will be for a car with more space, features, and comfort.

New Mahindra Thar 2020 Price (ex-showroom)
Base Rs 8 lakhs
Top End Rs 14 lakhs

Expect this car to be priced between Rs 8 lakhs to Rs 14 lakhs. (Ex-showroom)

New Mahindra Thar 2020 Design

The car will continue to go with the Jeep CJ5 inspired looks. The removable doors, soft top roof with bull bars will continue. The front of the car will get new fog lamps, LED DRLS and projector headlamps too. The bumper will have a brand new design. The car will also get a The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will also get the option of a hardtop roof which will be removable and could have an integrated sunroof. There will also be many other customization options that will be available on the car from the factory itself. Mahindra could give a lot of accessories options too.

Mahindra Thar rear 2020

New Mahindra Thar 2020 Interiors

This is where the car is set to have the most improvement. A wider car means more space inside. More space means more storage options and more comfort. The car will get a new infotainment touchscreen, a better instrument cluster with more information, doors with storage and power windows, cruise control, 2 airbags as standard and plush yet durable upholstery.

Mahindra Thar 2015 dashboard

The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will finally get the comfort equipment one expects the car to come with at this price point.

New Mahindra Thar 2020 Specifications

The current engine of the Mahindra Thar is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder unit with a manual 5-speed gearbox and a manual 4WD system. This same setup should continue in the New Mahindra Thar 2020, with the engine being BS6 ready. We can also see Mahindra offering the Thar in a slick automatic variant for people who want the car as a style statement.

New Mahindra Thar 2020 Spy Shots

A camouflaged version of the New Mahindra Thar 2020 has been spotted testing by a leading publication. Launched in 2010, the Thar is due for a generation change. The current car will certainly not be able to meet new crash test norms coming in 2020. Thus, Mahindra has started working on a new generation car which has now been spotted.

New Generation Mahindra That Exterior Front

The above image shows a wider body of the Mahindra Thar. The image shows the car with a bigger body and a wider wheel arches. The windscreen is bigger too. The car also seams the old halogen headlamps, but we can expect the production car to get projector units. There is a new shorter bumper too.

New Generation Mahindra That Exterior Rear

The car also right now seems to have pre-production indicators and taillamps. The car is very wide now. And even the windscreen is now fixed and cannot fold.

New Mahindra Thar 2020 Competition

The Mahindra Thar is going to pull more crowds when it is launched in a brand new generation than it is already achieving. People still by the Mahindra Thar for being more user-friendly and having some creature comforts than the Force Gurkha. The Thar triumphed over the Gypsy with its engine, capability and Maruti’s reluctance to market and sell the Gypsy. But with Maruti planning to get the Jimny to India soon and Force Motors upping the capability of the Gurkha, a New Mahindra Thar 2020 on the horizon is good for Mahindra.

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The compact SUV from Mahindra will be called the Mahindra XUV300. Mahindra launched the Marazzo and the Alturas G4 in this financial year. They also had soft launches of the Scorpio S9 and the TUV300. The official name has been confirmed as XUV300 and the car will be launched next month.

Some of the new things we already know about the XUV300 are –

-It will get both petrol and diesel engines on launch,

-The center console gets a large 8-inch touchscreen.

-It will get 7 airbags which is a first in class feature

-The interiors and upholstery are different from the Ssangyong Tivoli

-The car will also get four disc brakes which are also a first in class offering

-There is a compartment above the touchscreen, on the dashboard like the XUV500. Space in this car is going to be utilized well.

The car has also been tested in a wind tunnel. To see that video scroll to the bottom now,

The company has been working on this SUV and has decided to launch the car under the XUV brand. Mahindra will take on the sub-four meter compact SUV segment with this new car. The pictures for this car have been revealed too, to check them out scroll below. We have also recently discovered the cars

Bookings for the car are now available. Scroll down for more information on that.

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The Tata Harrier has been driven by us and you can check out our review on it. Tata is going to launch the much-awaited SUV in January. This is when the price of the car will also be announced. There is one thing that will set this car apart for the rest of the Tata line-up is that it will be the most premium car to be sold by Tata and it will also be the safest car to be sold. This will specifically make the Tata suitable for international markets like Europe. Tata wants to make a dent in the international market. With the Harrier, Tata is now looking to enter the premium SUV segment where it will a car with a Land Rover platform and technology offered at a third of a Land Rover products price.

The car will be a very cool and interesting choice to consider over the Hyundai Creta or upcoming Nissan Kicks. The cars variant break up has also been revealed. The Harrier will receive 4 more variants in its 1st year or 2 years into its debut. We will see the XMA, XZA and XZ Plus and XZ Plus Automatic variants being offered by Tata. Check out the variant break down below now.

Also, we would like to keep you updated on when this car which we have driven and reviewed. The car will be launched on the 23rd of January, 2019. The official booking of the Tata Harrier has just begun. With a booking amount of Rs 30,000. The car can be booked on the company website itself. The car will soon be offered with a petrol engine too. The current car is only offered with a diesel mill. The petrol variant will be a good option for city dwellers and a cheaper car to own. The Tata Harrier will also be given an automatic gearbox with the update. The petrol variant will make the car a very good alternative to the petrol Hyundai Creta. Also, the latest with this car is that it could soon be made available with 4×4. Why do we think that is possible? Find out below in the variants section.

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Hyundai Creta 2019 will get a new SX(O) variant and more features

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The is Creta is one of the most popular cars in the Indian market. The car came to India in 2014 and was an instant hit with buyers. It is manufactured in Hyundai’s Tamil Nadu factory along with cars like the Eon, Grand i10, new-gen Verna, Elantra, Tucson, i20 Active and the i20. This year with the Creta, we saw a much-needed facelift for the car. With that, we also got a new engine in the form of the 1.6-litre petrol mated to an automatic gearbox. The facelift has made two top variants, SX and SX (O) feature loaded. The Hyundai Creta 2019 will now get a new trim and some other cool features too. Thanks to a leading publication we have just come to know that the Creta will now get an SX(O) Executive trim and a certain number of standard features are now offered in the car on its lower models.

So what do we expect from this 2019, model year update –

-The 2019 Creta is available in 6 variants – E, E+, S, SX, SX (O) and SX (O) Executive

– Rear parking sensors, seat belt reminders for the front seats and speed alert system are now standard across all variants. The S variant comes with fabric upholstery and both front seats get seat back pockets. Additionally, the automatic climate control on the SX variant comes with a Cluster Ionizer.

-The newly added SX (O) Executive trim gets ventilated front seats as standard.

 Hyundai Creta gets SX(O) Executive trim

The Hyundai Creta 2019 will have the same platform as the current generation car. It will have the same engine options too. But such small updates are very important for this car. The Creta will have to watch it’s back with the upcoming Kia SP, Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks and the MG India SUV.

Hyundai Creta 2019 Price

The price of the Hyundai Creta will more or less remain the same. There will be no changes to that. The Hyundai Creta 2019 will be similarly priced as the 2018 car. The price for the Creta starts at 10.98 lakhs (On-road Mumbai) and goes up to 18 lakhs (On-road Mumbai). This price is not going to be changed with the Hyundai Creta 2019.

Hyundai Creta 2019 Price (On-road)
Base variant Rs 10. 38 lakhs
Top variant Rs 18 lakhs

Hyundai Creta 2019 Launch

The car will launch in early 2019. The car is a model year update. The Hyundai Creta will keep receiving these updates thorough out its model year life. The car might be launched with a new mid variant too.

Hyundai Creta 2019 Launching in 2019

Hyundai Creta 2019 Design

Dimensions, size and most exterior elements will remain the same. There will be no changes to that. This car has only just received an update with its facelift this year. There could be subtle changes in this car’s model year life where a new variant is launched or a new special edition comes.

Also Read: Hyundai Creta Diamond Edition

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Hyundai Creta 2019 Dimensions

Dimensions Hyundai Creta 2019
Length 4270mm
Width 1780mm
Height 1630mm
Wheelbase 2590mm
Ground Clearance 190mm

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Hyundai Creta 2019 Interior

The interior might receive new color options. The silver and beige combination on the current Creta looks dull and Hyundai should consider adding some better options and replacing it on the Hyundai Creta 2019. The seats too will receive an update with fabric and leather options. This Creta already comes with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. There is a sunroof option on the SX and SX (O) variant. There is ample storage space. There is also a good amount of boot space. There are cup holders in every door and in the front and rear arm-rest. All these great things are going to continue on the Hyundai Creta 2019 too.

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Hyundai Creta 2019 Colors

The colors options will remain the same. We could see Hyundai offering some special edition colors, matte options or new dual-tone paint schemes.

-Sleek Silver

-Phantom Black

-Red Passion

-Polar White

-Earth Brown

-Mystic Blue

-Star Dust

Hyundai Creta 2019 Mileage

When it comes to mileage, the Creta diesel will return 18km/l in the city to 22km/l on the highway. The petrol will do 12km/l in the city to 15km/l on the highway. (all ARAI figures)

Manual Automatic
Petrol 13km/l to 16km/l 12km/l to 15km/l
Diesel 18km/l to 22 km/l 15km/l to 18km/l

Hyundai Creta 2019 Specifications

Engine options will remain the same with the diesel getting the 1.4-litre and 1.6litre options. The newly introduced petrol option is the 1.6-litre engine which also gets an automatic gearbox. The additional features that are available with the 1.6-litre auto over the SX manual are cruise control, auto dimming rear view mirror and 17-inch alloys.

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 Hyundai Creta 2019 Competition

The Creta never really faced any completion and was in a segment of its own. But with big SUVs like the Tata Hexa, XUV 500 and lifestyle SUVs like the Jeep Compass coming in at its price point there cannot be said much about it not having completion. Even compact SUVs like the Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza have made a case for themselves as being amazing value for money propositions in front of the Creta.

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2019 Maruti Suzuki Vitara – Will battle Hyundai’s 7-seater Creta

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The Maruti Vitara will be the Creta fighter from Maruti. The new Maruti Vitara SUV will be positioned above the Vitara Brezza. This SUV is bigger than the Vitara Brezza in size and is also more spacious inside. Most importantly this car will be taking on the Hyundai Creta 7 seaterThe 2019 Maruti Suzuki Vitara will be a fierce competitor to the Hyundai Creta. Maruti will try and price this car in the regular 5 seater Creta’s price range and make it a bit more competitive for Hyundai when they get the new 7 seater version of the Creta. The Korean maker will see a major challenger now in this segment. The Vitara Brezza is the best selling SUV in India and Maruti would want the Vitara also to be the best seller. It will be interesting to see this battle. Which is why we think that the car will be sold through Nexa dealerships which are more premium.

The Maruti S-Cross is actually Maruti’s natural competitor for the Creta, but the Creta is better in terms of engine options and features. It is also bigger in size and has a better road presence. Despite a recent facelift, the S-Cross is not selling expected volumes. It has got more crossover looks than a proper SUV and that may be a turn-off for many buyers.  The S-Cross will continue to sell, but its crossover image will remain. The Vitara, on the other hand, would be a proper SUV in comparison. The pricing also would be more premium as compared to the S-Cross. The 2019 Maruti Suzuki Vitara will come with new 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, to take on the 7-seater Creta. It is likely to be sold from the Nexa experience showrooms.

What all does the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Vitara have? When will it be launched? Will Maruti finally break the Creta’s monoply in the market? Read further to know more about this upcoming SUV.

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Hyundai Walking Car Concept is the Future: Hyundai Elevate

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Hyundai is all about the future and this year at CES they wanted to flaunt it. CES or Consumer Electronics Show is the place to be when you have a new technology or a product that is going to change a lot of things when introduced for the coming year. This year car manufacturers to have had a lot of presence here and with CES. What Hyundai has done this year is show us something that is completely different and mind-blowing. The Hyundai Walking Car Concept shown at CES 2019 comes with first responders, ambulances and taxi services in its mind. The car is a display of what can be done with a car when it loses a rolling chassis and takes up waking or hopping over obstacles. The cars maneuverability, reach and capabilities are taken to another level. The cars are called Hyundai Elevate and it will be crucial according to Hyundai and in some cases life-saving for those who are victims of natural or man-made disasters where mobility and reaching the victims is difficult.

  • Debuting at CES 2019, “Elevate”, the Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV), prepares communities in the event of a natural disaster
  • Wheels with robotic legs allow users to drive, walk or even climb over the most treacherous terrain

Hyundai Elevate

According to Hyundai, any first responder will tell you that the first 72 hours following a natural disaster are the most crucial to saving lives. However, often times due to the nature of the disaster (forest fire, earthquake, hurricane, or flood), it can be difficult for search-and-rescue and humanitarian aid missions to reach and get immediate help to those in need. The need for efficient, rapid, resilient transportation for disaster assistance is what led Hyundai to develop the first-ever vehicle with moveable legs. Hyundai Elevate is the first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV), blending technology found in electric cars and robots, which allows it to traverse terrain beyond the limitations of even the most capable off-road vehicle.

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The Elevate concept is based on a modular EV platform with the capability to switch out different bodies for specific situations. The robotic leg architecture has five degrees of freedom plus wheel hub propulsion motors and is enabled by the latest in electric actuator technology. This design is uniquely capable of both mammalian and reptilian walking gaits, allowing it to move in any direction.

The legs also fold up into a stowed drive-mode, where the power to the joints is cut, and the use of an integrated passive suspension system maximizes battery efficiency. This allows Hyundai Elevate to drive at highway speeds just like any other vehicle. But no other can climb a five-foot wall, step over a five-foot gap, walk over diverse terrain, and achieve a 15-foot wide track width, all while keeping its body and passengers completely level. Further, the combination of wheeled motion with articulating legs provides a new paradigm of mobility by enabling faster walking speeds, unique dynamic driving postures and torsional control at the end of each leg.

Also read: Tata 45x spotted testing again

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“By combining the power of robotics with Hyundai’s latest EV technology, Hyundai Elevate has the ability to take people where no car has been before, and redefine our perception of vehicular freedom,” said David Byron, design manager, Sundberg-Ferar. “Imagine a car stranded in a snow ditch just 10 feet off the highway being able to walk or climb over the treacherous terrain, back to the road potentially saving its injured passengers – this is the future of vehicular mobility.”

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Inside the Hyundai Elevate, passengers would experience a vehicle fully engineered to tackle the roughest terrain comfortably. Engineering enhancements include:

  • Robotic legs with five degrees of freedom plus in-wheel propulsion
  • Ability to walk in mammalian and reptilian style gaits for omnidirectional motion
  • Capable of climbing a five-foot vertical wall
  • Step over a five-foot gap
  • Non-back drivable motors enable the legs to lock in any position
  • The modular electric vehicle platform

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Nissan Kicks 2019 will be launching on the 22nd of January

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The Nissan Kick was recently shown in its Indian spec. Thecar has already been reviewed by us. The Kicks will be Nissan’s most important launch coming right now. This new SUV will be positioned against the Hyundai Creta. It will also sit above the Terrano in the Nissan line-up. We had recently gone to Dubai with Nissan to experience the current Kicks and it was a flavor for the type of car it will be. The car that will come to India will be a different car with a slightly different stance and a much bigger body. The India spec car is bigger and has the Hyundai Creta and the upcoming Tata Harrier and Kia SP in its cross-hair. .

The car is also going to get a lot of first in class features for its segment. To know more about it scroll down now.

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Cars have always played a defining role in a film. They can be shown as a mode of transportation, some can be shown as a sign to define wealth and in some scenarios in a song or chase sequence to make the movie interesting. In modern times the use of the car in Bollywood movies has increased and in some cases, it has been done tastefully and in other not that much. In the olden days, with no help of the CGI, modern safety tech and stunt coordination the cars were more real and sometimes in an uncontrolled environment where the actor had to act while driving. The cars from this period were cool too. You will be surprised by the marquees and brands that were plying on the Indian roads in the early days after Independence.

Here are the Top vintage cars used in old Bollywood movies. Check them out-

Chevrolet Bel Air

The car was used in the 1967 Dev Anand movie ‘Jewel Thief’ starring the actress, Tanuja. The Bel Air convertible was featured in the popular song, ‘Yeh dil na hota bechara’.

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1928 Ford Model A

The movie ‘Chalti Ka Nam Gaddi’ had a hit cast with Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Madhubala. The car chosen for the film was a Ford Model A and was lovingly called ‘Champion’ by the 3 brothers in the film.

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Jaguar E-Type

The 1978 movie Trishul had some really cool cars. In the span of a few scenes, Bachchan hops between a Chevy Impala convertible and what is indisputably the most gorgeous car of the 20th century: a Jaguar E-Type, modded to include exposed supercharged pipes along the sides.

Jaguar Trishul

Willys Jeep CJ3B

Used in the movie ‘Aradhna’, the ‘Willys Jeep CJ3B was an iconic vehicle during the times. Starring ‘Rajesh Khanna’ in the iconic song ‘mere sapnoki rani’, he is seen in a Willys Jeep CJ3B.

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Mercedes Benz 300 SL Convertible

I want to end this list with a car that the youth of today can at least remember or relate to. Farhan Akhtar’s debut film as director, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ showed us road trip from Mumbai to Goa in an open top Mercedes Benz 300 SL convertible. The road trip scene showed the newly made Mumbai Pune expressway and a race between a train and the big Merc.

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The Honda City 2020 is going to be. The design language of the car will be more fluid and in-line with the recently launched 5th generation Honda CRV. The new City will be another big launch for Honda. The company is trying to increase its footprint in India, by launching several new models. The City has been the most important model for Honda. Slated to enter its fifth generation, this new car will be launched somewhere in late 2019 or early 2020. The City is the best selling Honda in India. Hence, it will be launched first in India. The fan following for the Honda City is huge. Following the City’s launch will come the Honda Civic and the much anticipated Honda HRV

Honda City 2020 will have to compete with more players in the segment.  The Toyota Yaris is the latest rival. Then there is the Tata X451’s sedan version, which will be launched. These will be new players for the Indian car market. The Honda City 2020 will improve on the safety aspect too.

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2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS launched at Rs 1.39 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

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The R15 is a really great bike with characteristics loved by enthusiasts who would let it loose on the track. Now with the 2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS, the manufacturer is finally offering ABS which will be mandatory for the company to offer under the upcoming BS6 laws. The R15 V3 does not get a single channel ABS unit that most manufacturers would think is cost effective. The bike will actually get a dual channel ABS unit which will make the bike extremely safe and aid the rider more effectively.

The 2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS will mostly be offered with only an ABS model and the R15 V3 non-ABS model is going to be discontinued.

 

2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS Price

Though we expected a significant price increase, the price of the R15 is still not bad. The extra Rs 2000 is now for the Darknight edition, which is a new color scheme offered. We would also like to point out that the R15 was earlier offered with a MotoGP livery. We have no word yet if that option is still available.

Model Launch Date Price Colors
YZF-R15 Version 3.0 ABS Jan-19 Rs. 141,000/- Darknight  (New color)
(Ex-showroom Delhi)
YZF-R15 Version 3.0 ABS Jan-19 Rs. 139,000/- Racing Blue
(Ex-showroom Delhi) Thunder Grey

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2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS Design

The bikes looks will remain largely the same. The low stance with the mean high pillion seat will continue to make this bike look like an aggressive track monster. With its weight (wet) of 142 kg and a massive 170 mm ground clearance, the new Yamaha R15 V3 ABS with dual channel ABS gets a stylish look from its fully digital instrument console, LED head and tail light and an added ABS logo. The R15 does also come with a different livery in its MotoGP edition.

R15_Thunder Grey

 

2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS Specifications

The newest addition here will be the 2019 Yamaha R15 ABS will be getting a dual channel ABS unit. The bike will continue to get a single cylinder liquid cooled engine that will make 19bhp and 15Nm of torque. This engine will continue to be paired to a 6-speed gearbox. It will also continue to get dual disc brakes that will now be paired with dual channel ABS. Tyre size will be 17-inches for both front and rear.

 

2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS Colors

Racing Blue

Thunder Grey

Dark Knight

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2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS Competition

The 2019 Yamaha R15 V3 ABS will be competing with the Pulsar RS200 and with it’s increased price, the Bajaj Dominar too.

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