The Tata Harrier is wowing customers. The coming next is the Tata H7X. The car will be shown alin it’s concept form at the Geneva Motor Show. The car has been recently teased by Tata in it’s latest videos.
To the run up of Geneva, Tata has now released a picture of what looks like a Land Rover gear selector. The Tata H7X will seem to have a Land Rover inspired gearbox. This is a very cool addition. We had also bought you news that the Tigor EV was spotted testing with a knob gear selector —> Click here to know more
Tata wants to more actively target the seven-seater segment that is being dominated by big SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. To compete in the same class as these cars, the H7X has to be bigger, powerful, better features and most importantly it should get 4WD. The Hexa has made sure Tata knows how to make a decent, luxurious car with 7 seats. With the Tata H7X, they want to redefine the market once more. The H7X will be the most luxurious car in the segment. With technology from all Tata subsidiaries, the car will have the best of the best. But will it bear the name Harrier or will Tata revive an old marquee? Scroll down to find out.
Tata H7X Launch Date
The H7X is already under development and will be brought to the market quickly. Tata has been introducing products in succession since last year nonstop. They will want to continue this streak that keeps the brands image fresh and new. The H7X will be launched in 2020 and will be unveiled by the end of 2019. Speaking to a leading publication, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said the seven-seat Harrier will be part of a “firework of launches in calendar year 2019”. The car is currently undergoing testing and you can check out some spy shots of the car below.
|Tata H7X||Late 2019|
Also Read: Tata Harrier to come with customization?
Tata H7X Price in India
The price of the upcoming Tata H7X will be somewhere between Rs 16 lakhs to Rs 25 lakhs. It will be a little bit more on the premium side of the segment. The car will be more engaging and have a more appealing design too. The price will make it one of the most expensive Tata cars ever to be sold to the public. But not the most expensive car in India. The H7X will still be cheaper than the Mahindra Alturas G4. The cars price will be kept down because of its localization. The Alturas is a CKD and the H7X will be heavily localized.
|Base variant||Rs 16 lakhs|
|Top-End variant||Rs 25 lakhs|
Tata H7X Interiors
This is way too early to comment but we suspect that the H7X will get a lot of styling and inspiration from its younger siblings, the Tata Harrier and the upcoming 45X hatchback. The car will have features like a 360-degree camera, park assist, different driving modes and different mood light settings. The infotainment system will be the best one Tata has put inside a car and will feature mind-blowing speakers. We expect Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to be standard. The car will get leather upholstery and electrically adjustable seats. We can expect soft touch material all around the dashboard and the door handles. There will be a good amount of smart storage spaces too.
Tata H7X Design
It will be a butch yet elegant SUV. We don’t think too much of the Impact 2.0 design philosophy will carry on this car. The car will have a lot of cool and new design elements that we will see for the first time in a Tata product. These design elements and features will be worthy of a flagship model. The cars new design will then be watered down and applied to models below it in the current and upcoming line-up. This kind of attention to looks and design will make the car stand apart.
Tata H7X Features
The car will see more features come as standard in this car. This will be due to the fact that the H7X will get lesser variants, actually in keeping with the segment, it might only get 2 variants. The car will get a sunroof, 4WD, Electrically adjustable seats, 360-degree camera, electrically adjustable seats and a more informative display and instrument console. The car will be competing with the Mahindra Alturas and will have to be packing way more intelligent storage options and specs to take on the segment.
Tata H7X Specifications and Engine
The car will be made on the Omega platform which is the current base for all upcoming Tata SUVs. The car uses the Fiat sourced four-cylinder diesel engine with a six-speed automatic and manual transmission. Tata calls the unit Kytotec. It will be a new engine in the companies diesel line up. The engine is shared with the Jeep Compass too. This engine will make more than 170bhp when introduced. This could be done to make it more powerful than the Mahindra Alturas G4. It is also too early to comment on the cars petrol engine. The car might also get the excellent terrain-response system from Land Rover. The car is going to also get bigger and chunkier tires than the Harrier five-seater. The car will be built using the Land Rover D8 architecture and the latest OMEGA platform from Tata. Contrary to what many think, the wheelbase of this new car will be bigger and the overhands for this car will be different.
This car like the Hexa, could come in multiple variants. There will definitely be a base variant which will not have features like a big infotainment screen or 4WD. Tata will make sure there are features that will attract buyers from the Toyota Fortuner too.
Tata H7X Competition
The H7X will be made using the latest platform with the best parts available from Tata. The car will compete directly with the Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4 and the Ford Endeavour. It is also important to understand that this will be the most premium offering from Tata. The whole car will be localized and made in a great fashion. The car will also lure some of the buyers of Mahindra XUV500 and Tata’s own, Hexa. Buyers of the Innova Crysta will also look at making the Tata their next car.
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Hyundai Venue Vs Competition – Specifications, safety comparison
The Hyundai Venue has been finally unveiled. The car is going to be launched very soon next month and is the companies foray into the sub-four-meter market. The compact SUV market is already very crowded and there are many who want a chunk of this pie. They are namely the following – Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and the segment leader, the Maruti Vitara Brezza. So how does the Hyundai Venue stack up against the competition? Below are a few tables with the specs and safety features offered by them all. If you want to know more about these cars in detail do check out our YouTube videos where we have done multiple comparisons with them. Also, do check out our other story to know more about the Hyundai Venue in detail.
|Type||3-cyl turbo||4-cyl/3-cyl turbo||3-cyl turbo||–||4-cyl/3-cyl turbo|
|Automatic gearbox||6-speed AMT||6-speed torque converter||–||–||7-speed dual-clutch|
|Type||4-cyl turbo||4-cyl turbo||4-cyl turbo||4-cyl turbo||4-cyl turbo|
|Automatic gearbox||6-speed AMT||–||–||5-speed AMT||–|
|Speed-Sensing Door Locks||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
We will be adding more tables and features to this story so stay tuned.
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle becomes first ARAI certified electric 2 wheeler
The landscape of Indian automobiles is changing very rapidly. We are seeing smart cars, A.I enabled systems and more safety features make their way into vehicles. So why should bikes be left behind? The Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle aims to do something like that. Now they have added another feather in their hat – the company’s first offering becomes India’s first homologated electric motorcycle. The Smart Motorcycle gets an ARAI-certification of 156 kilometers. The motorcycle has also managed to pass several critical tests such as the gradient test, water-proof test and many others in the process of passing the homologation process. To know more scroll down.
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle Launch
Headquartered in Gurgaon, Revolt Intellicorp Pvt. Ltd. has a manufacturing facility in Manesar, Haryana. A high-profile experienced R&D team based in Gurgaon headquarters has been working for close to 2 years with a joint vision of introducing India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle. The bike will be launched in June 2019.
|Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle||Launching in June 2019|
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle ARAI Homologation
Also, Revolt Intellicorp had conducted several stringent tests internally to ensure the best combination of performance and aesthetics. The product stood true to its promise during the Gradient Ability Test, where it went up to an incline smoothly at 10.2 degrees. The battery has gone through a foolproof, high-decibel internal testing process including tests performance, cycle life, nail penetration, shock, all-weather and waterproofing tests. Owing to this, the Lithium-ion battery of the new electric bike from the Revolt stable passed in a single attempt. The ARAI certified range is 156 km.
Speaking about the achievement, Rahul Sharma, Founder – Revolt Intellicorp Pvt. Ltd., said, “When we started developing the product, we had to put together performance, form factor and aesthetics into a powerful package. We invested a lot of time testing it internally to make sure we have a winner before sending it to the ARAI. The speedy ARAI certification is a huge endorsement to our efforts over the last 2 years.”
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle Price
Headquartered in Gurgaon, Revolt Intellicorp Pvt. Ltd. has a manufacturing facility in Manesar, Haryana. Spread over 100,000 square feet, the facility boasts a production capacity of 120,000 vehicles commissioned for Phase 1. The bike will command a bit of a premium, given the number of features it will be carrying. This bike will get A.I enabled smart connectivity features and a whole host of other features that will enrich the riders experience and prioritize safety. We think that the ideal price for this bike would be somewhere near Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakhs.
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle Design
From the first sketch of the new motorcycle by Revolt Intellicorp Pvt. Ltd. showcases the perfect amalgamation of aesthetics and form factor. Designed by Shivam Sharma, Chief Designer- Revolt Intellicorp Pvt. Ltd., this will be India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle and looks nothing like any other electric two-wheeler in the market. While the sketches just show the front of the bike, for the front fascia it gets a projector unit that is vertically stacked. The headlights with LED DRLs on the sides. A pair of LED blinkers accompany the headlamp. The fascia is followed by the cockpit that includes a fully digital display. Moving on, the seat on the motorcycle looks like it’s been designed by keeping both rider and pillion comfort in mind. The upcoming bike from Revolt will feature a full-digital dash and, considering this will be India’s first AI-enabled, LTE-connected motorcycle, it will be interesting to see what the console will be capable of. Also seen is a headlight that comprises a projector and a regular LED setup.
The battery pack and motor are placed behind the fibre panels, and the final product is likely to retain this layout. Revolt Intellicorp has said that it will use the imported battery pack and the motor. The in-house team will develop the Battery Management System and Electronic Control Unit for the motorcycle. The saddle gets a single piece design instead of a split finish. It looks large enough to accommodate two adults comfortably. The pillion grab rail gets a brushed aluminium finish and a compact design. The rear of the motorcycle is not visible in the photographs, but it would be safe to assume that it gets LED tail lamp and blinkers.
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle Features
The upcoming electric motorcycle would feature LTE connectivity via a SIM card that would enable smart functions. We expect features like navigation, Bluetooth, crash alert and more to be present on the Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle.
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle Power and Range
While power figures are unknown, we do know that the Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle will get a tremendous torque number which will be available from the get-go. The bike will get a limited top speed of 85km/h and an ARAI tested range of 156km. This is phenomenal because compared to the premium Ather 450, Revolt’s offering can go for nearly 40km further. This is enough for everyday use in the city. The Revolt electric motorcycle does not have a gearbox so it will not require a clutch. In the spy shot we do see, the bike sports a lever where the one for the clutch. There is also a brake fluid master cylinder. This could mean the front and rear both have hand operated brakes. The bike gets USD forks, a monoshock and a front disc brake. We expect dual channel ABS on it as standard. Revolt Intellicorp will install a charging infrastructure across Delhi-NCR, where it plans to sell this model first.
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle Competition
The Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle will compete with the upcoming bikes from Tork Motors and the Ultraviolette F77.
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle Who Are They?
Revolt Motors is the next-gen mobility company, created for the smart world. Revolt is working with a vision of democratizing clean commute using next-gen mobility solution and a mission to create a future of next-gen mobility with 100% accessibility and 0% fuel residue. With technology at its roots and a class-apart product in the works, Revolt is soon going to introduce India’s first AI-enabled motorcycle without compromising on the performance or aesthetics of a regular ride.
Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle
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Hyundai Venue 2019 – 6 important things to know
The Hyundai Venue 2019 has been finally unveiled. The car’s design and interiors can be seen in our gallery below. The car is an exciting new product in the sub-four-meter SUV space. It has got unique touches and Hyundai has inserted segment first features that have really made it a very compelling buy. We are yet to test the car and the price of the car is also going to be announced next month. In the meantime, here are 10 things you need to know about the Hyundai Venue 2019 launching next month.
- Engine Options – The Hyundai Venue will get a total of 3 engine options. The new engine here will be the 1.0 L (Kappa T- GDI Petrol Engine) which with make around 120bhp and 175Nm of torque and come paired to a 7-speed DCT or six-speed manual transmission. There will be a second petrol engine in the form of the 1.2-litre engine that will produce 83bhp 117Nm of torque and get a five-speed manual only. The diesel offering will come in the form of a 1.4-litre engine and will make 90bhp and 224Nm of torque. It will be paired to a six-speed manual transmission.
- Features – The features list is huge. We are not talking about the BlueLink system, which is a whole point in itself. Some of the many features include – Electric Sunroof, Cruise Control, Air Purifier, Wireless Charger, Voice Recognition, Arkamys Sound, Rear AC Vents, Cornering Lamps, Glove box cooling etc.
- Hyundai BlueLink – The 33 functions are many to mention here. But some of the highlights are – Remote Start, Door/Climate/Horn/ Light Control, Real-time Traffic Information, POI Send2Car (Destination Transfer), Destination Set in link with Schedule, Vehicle Theft Notification/Track/ Immobilize, Share My Car (APP Sharing), 8” Touchscreen, AVNT w/ Apple, Carplay Android Auto.
- Safety – 6 Airbags, Speed Sensing Auto Door lock, ESC/ESP & VSM (Vehicle Stability Mgt.), HAC (Hill Assist Control), BAS (Brake Assist System), ISOFIX
- Stand Out Design Features – Aggressive Front Dark Chrome Grille, LED Taillamps, Projector H/ lamp with LED DRLs, Outside Door Handles Chrome, Shark Fin Antenna, Projector Type Fog lamps.
- Segment First Features – 7 Speed DCT, Wireless Charger, Air Purifier, Projector Fog Lamps, HD Display Screen, Chrome Outside Door Handles, Wheel Air Curtains, Arkamys Sound, Eco-Coating, 3 Years/ Unlimited km Warranty, 3 years roadside assistance.
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Renault Triber 2019 – 5 things to know
Renault Triber is the official name for the RBC concept. The Renault Triber 2019 will be a seven-seater MUV. The car is expected to be a volume churner for Renault and could be a shared product for the Alliance of Nissan and Renault. The car has been spotted testing in spy shots that have surfaced and also have shown the interiors. The camo used in the covering of this car is also interesting and has got a very outdoorsy and adventure vibe to it. Renault wants to project the car as an adventure-oriented vehicle. The Triber is going to get a premium and an upmarket interior too. The car will be given a lot more features than the competition. The Renault Triber 2019 will also be priced very strategically.
While the launch details and other specifications can be found below, here are 5 points that are the most important details of the upcoming Triber –
- This will be based on the Kwid platform which means the CMF-A platform will see some modifications.
- The has been specially been built for India in India. It will have a modular design.
- The car is touted to the 1.0-litre petrol engine with a higher performance tune and could also get the 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both engines will be introduced with manual gearboxes. The petrol engine could spot an AMT.
- In terms of safety, we will see the car come with ABS, EBD, ESP and 2 airbags as standard. Renault could add more safety features like four disc brakes and other stuff as standard.
- The car will get features like, keyless push-start-stop, different driving modes, sunroof, cruise control, LED Headlamps and taillamps and more.
Do you think this will be an exciting package? Can this car take on the Honda BR-V? Scroll to find out below.
Also Read: Hyundai Creta 2020 update
Renault Triber 2019 Launch Date
The second half of 2019, this is when the new MPV is expected. Renault is looking at enhancing its sales network and getting unique products too. With this new product, Renault will be looking at capturing the private taxi market. A good option for city dwellers too. It will enhance the ability to carry more people in a vehicle with a footprint of a hatchback.
|Renault Triber||Launching in 2019|
Renault Triber 2019 Price in India
The Renault Triber will be priced at about ₹6.5 lakhs to ₹INR 11 lakhs (on-road). This will not have a direct competitor. This is the exact kind of segment Renault will be looking at capturing. This will be possible as the CMF-A platform has been localized and this will help to reduce the cost and make it better value for money. Instead of getting an all-new compact SUV, Renault is looking at exploring the compact MUV with MPV practicality and hatchback-like usability. Renault is making the Triber specially for India and the car will be locally manufacturered.
|Renault Triber||Price (ex-showroom)|
|Petrol||₹6.5 lakhs onwards|
|Diesel||₹7.5 lakhs onwards|
They will want a car like this to get back in the MUV game. The Renault Lodgy is not performing to the levels of which the automaker would like to see it perform. With the Triber, Renault will have some ground rules, objectives and goals in mind. This car then should have the following points covered –
- The Triber will be bigger than the Ertiga.
- It will get dual-zone climate control.
- An economical power unit which will be an upgraded engine from the Kwid.
- And it will highly be localized.
- Will you wait for the Kwid? What features will it pack? Scroll down to find out. This is bigger than the Go+ but smaller than the Ertiga.
Renault Triber 2019 Video
Renault Triber 2019 Engine
The Triber will get the 3 cylinders 1.0-litre engine of the Kwid. It will make a lot more power on the 7 seater car. It will get a 5-speed manual and AMT too. The 1.5-litre diesel engine could be a second engine option for a diesel variant. The Renault Triber 2019 will be offered with petrol and diesel engine options. The company is looking at adding a lot more options to the transmission. There will be a five-speed manual and AMT as well. The petrol should churn about 90bhp of power and the diesel about 85bhp. These will be offered on the Renault Triber. We can expect features like ABS, EBD and dual airbags offered on this car as standard. Even though it’s a huge ask, four disc brakes would be a welcome addition with the Marazzo being the first car in this segment to get four disc brakes as standard (Innova is in another price range with more features standard) at a low price point.
Renault is looking at adding this new MPV into the Indian car market by mid-2019. It has plans to get more vehicles on the CMF-A platform. After the Kwid this will be the first product for the French company on this platform. The car will sit below the Duster in the Renault line-up.
Renault Triber 2019 Platform
Designed on the CMF-A+ platform, the Triber will be just around four-meters in length. Renault has been highly successful with the Kwid and the CMF-A platform. The company already has 1.25 lakhs bookings for the Kwid, despite its limited dealership network. The CMF-A+ is a modified platform that can house bigger size vehicles and larger engines. This will help Renault to retain a high level of localization.
Renault Triber 2019 Features
The Renault Triber 2019 will have a lot of features in the offering. This will be the first proper seven-seater MPV that will be under 4 meters. At the moment, there is no other vehicle in this segment. The current and the next Ertiga will be in excess of 4 meters in length and the Datsun Go+ is 5+2 seater. Renault is looking at applying the Lodgy space concept on its all-new MPV.
- 7-inch Touchscreen system
- Navigation system
- Reverse camera
- Steering mounted controls
- 15-inch tyres
- AC vents for second and third rows
- Climate control
- Second-row reclining seats
- Third row flat folding
- Cruise Control
- Parking sensors
Renault Triber 2019 Design
The MPV is bound to pick up its styling cues from the Renault Kwid. When it comes to its proportions, Renault will also look at the Lodgy for some inspiration in space management. This car will sit below the Lodgy in the companies’ line-up. When it comes to proportions it will be interesting to see how the car will look. The overall car is going to be bigger than the Ertiga. Renault will look at the Captur for some design ideas when it comes to Triber’s front look to have a more butch and aggressive stance. There could also be the use of a lot of body cladding. The exterior should have a tougher look than its rivals. The car is also going to mostly have a fascia that resembles the Captur in many ways. Color options could have the existing colors that are offered with the Kwid.
Renault Triber 2019 Colors
-Ice Cool White
These colors are also available with the Kwid and some of these colors most of them are available with the Renault Captur and the Duster. These color options will also be available on the Renault Triber2019.
This car could also be the second car to get the climber treatment like the Kwid.
Renault Triber 2019 Spy Shots
Renault Triber 2019 Competition
This car will be in direct competition with the Datsun Go+. Now there are no plans of launching the Maruti WagonR seven-seater in India but with the competition bringing out with such a car, Maruti could rethink their strategy. The car will be an expansion of the Renault line-up that will make the buyer pool more diverse.
Renault Triber 2019
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Hyundai Venue 2019 officially unveiled, check out video
The Hyundai Venue 2019 has been officially unveiled. The cars unveil took place at what Hyundai calls a unique ‘Venue’ – a cruise liner’. The car is the first connected SUV which makes it a leading product in amongst, sub-four meter SUVs. The Hyundai Venue gets 33 unique connected features and 10 Indian specific features. The cars also going to get 3 engine options in the form of the 1.0-liter Kappa T-GDI, 1.2-liter petrol and 1.4-liter diesel engine. The car is going to be a safe and feature rich. The new connected technology on the car will be something that the company will be very keen to market.
Hyundai Venue 2019 Launch
The Hyundai Venue is going to be launched in May next year. The car has been unveiled today. The car will be made with high tensile steel and will be made using better components.
Hyundai Venue 2019 Price
The price of the Hyundai Venue 2019 will be expected to between Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs. This will make the Venue competitive and more attractive to buyers. The top-end should come with all the features.
Hyundai Venue 2019 Features
The Hyundai Venue will get segment first features like –
- 7 speed DCT
- Wireless charging
- Air Purifier
- Projector Lamps
- HD Display Screen
- Wheel Air Curtain
- Arkamys Sound
- 3 years/ Unlimited kms warranty
- 3 years RSA
The BlueLink Technology will get the following for connectivity –
- Remote Start
- Door/Climate Control/Horn Control/Light Control
- Realtime information
- Vehicle Theft
- Share MY Car
- Android Auto/ Apple Car Play
- 8-inch screen
The car will get the following safety features –
- 6 airbags
- Speed-Sensing locks
- Auto Door lock
Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 the one to buy now
Hyundai Venue 2019 Specifications
The car will come with 3 engines and 3 gearboxes. The 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol engine with 120bhp and 175Nm of torque will be paired to a seven-speed DCT and a six-speed manual. The 1.2-litre petrol will make 85bhp and 117Nm of torque and be offered with a five-speed manual. There will be a diesel option as well which will be a 1.4-litre engine with 90bhp and 224Nm of torque and will come paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The Hyundai Venue boasts the application of 69% Advanced High Strength Steel which greatly improves rigidity. The Hyundai Venue is based on the QXi concept vehicle shown to us at the 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi. In terms of dimensions the Venue’s length is around 3995mm, it has a width of 1770mm and a height of 1560mm. The total wheelbase is around 2500mm.
Hyundai Venue 2019 Design
The Hyundai Venue 2019 really resembles the QXi in many ways. It has a very cool and modern design. The car gets an aggressive front dark chrome grille. It gets LED tail lamps and projector headlamps with LED DRLs. It also gets a shark fin antenna and projector fog lamps.
Hyundai Venue 2019 Interior
The car’s interior reflects the modern touches and the style of the exterior. The cabin is truly a cool place to be in. There is an electric sunroof, air purifier and rear AC vents. The center is dominated by a big 8-inch touchscreen which comes with a host media controls and car settings. Also integrated comes the voice recognition system, cornering headlamps, an Arkamys Sound System and cruise control. There is also a cooled glovebox.
Also Read: Wait for Kia SP
Hyundai Venue 2019 Competition
The Hyundai Venue will compete with the Honda WRV, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Breeza and the Mahindra XUV300. The Hyundai packs more features than the rest and will be a genuine threat when launched.
Hyundai Venue 2019 Gallery
Hyundai Venue 2019
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Maruti Alto 2019 REVEALED in new pictures
The all-new Maruti Alto 2019 has finally been spied. This new hatchback will be launched soon. This car is a mere facelift. The new model will get Airbags and ABS as standard now, The new model of the Maruti Alto will be a much-improved car. The new Alto 2019 will be visually enhanced until the cars new generation model turns up. So a facelift? What is it all about? When will a new-generation model come? Find out below.
Maruti Alto 2019
The Maruti Alto 2019 will be launched next year. It will be built on a new platform and will be more spacious, powerful and fuel efficient. The new Alto will take on the Renault Kwid.
Hyundai Venue to be unveiled today
The Hyundai Venue is going to be unveiled today. We will finally get a clear picture of the much-awaited sub-four meter car from Hyundai. Hyundai will enter the most fierce segment of the market where almost all major manufacturers want a piece of the pie. The car will not enter without a few aces up its sleeves. There will be a lot of segment first features and will make the Hyundai a benchmark to reckon with. The car will be made using the best of technology and the companies new BlueLink technology. To know the features of BlueLink, the launch and specs scroll down now. The car has also been spotted before the official unveiling.
The below image of the car surfaced online where is shown in an advertisement on Times Square. The car will also be shown at the New York Auto Show on 17th. It’s the global debut of the car then.
Hyundai Venue Launch Date
|Hyundai Venue||May 2019|
Hyundai is looking at getting the new compact SUV by the mid of 2019. The company is working on the concept to get it into a production model. The Hyundai Venue has been seen testing in America also. This car is going to be sold in a lot of markets in the world. The car will be unveiled today.
Hyundai Venue Price in India
|Base||₹7 lakh – ₹8 lakh|
|Mid||₹9 lakh – ₹10 lakh|
|Top||₹10 lakh – ₹12 lakh|
Before we get into any more details about the Hyundai Venue, it is important to know how much will it cost. Price is one of the most important aspects of a vehicle. This will be a compact SUV and it will be offered in the price range of ₹8 lakhs to about ₹12 lakhs. It will be competing with other compact SUVs in this price point. There will be not much difference in the pricing.
The Hyundai Venue looks bold and stylish. The LED headlamps and taillamps look neat and so does the interior. Check out the gallery below with the official sketches of the car. Also, check out specifications and features in the story below.
The car will be made in India and will be exported to many countries. Check out the picture below of the name and badging. The latest news is about how the Hyundai Venue is going to be launched in the upcoming few months and it is going to be India’s first ‘smart SUV’. So how will it be a smart SUV? The car has been enabled by Hyundai’s BlueLink technology. The technology will include the following functions –
- In build eSim by Idea Vodafone for seamless connectivity
- 10 India specific functions
- SOS, RSA & BlueLink button inbuilt for easy access
- Key Focus on safety, Security, Vehicle Relationship management and more. (see table below for more information)
- The first car in India with a Panic Button
The companies new marketing slogan with this car is – #WhenYouLoveToExplore. There was a promo shown last week that shows the car leaving the Chennai factory on a trip throughout the nation. The shots shown in the video, give us a sneak peek into the car and its design. The headlights get DRLs integrated into them. The top variant will get a sunroof and the taillights are very Hyundai Cretaisque. The Hyundai Venue will be the SUV that is going up against the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport and the Tata Nexon. This will be an all-new design to capture the compact SUV market.
The design while being new will be heavily inspired by the elder sibling, the Hyundai Creta. Venue appears to have a lot of Creta design in its window, design profile, and roof rails. It also appears have got new alloy wheels which will benefit the distinguishing this car from it’s an elder sibling, the Creta. Under the camouflage, we can see that the wheel arches are a bit more aggressive and make the car look wider. Hyundai has been gaining ground in every segment of the market and beating some in important segments. The car will be coming next year and be a very crucial launch for the manufacturer. This car s being developed in India and South Korea simultaneously. The car was seen testing in North America too.
Hyundai Venue BlueLink Technology
Hyundai says that the technology has been specially tested and developed with India in mind. The SOS, Road Side Assistance and BlueLink button are on the Inside Rear View. The company is going to try and beat MG to the punch on introducing such technologies. The MG Hector is also going to come in with these technologies. While we will know more about the MG in the coming week and the technology on offer. We now know that the Hyundai Venue will be able to monitor live traffic and will also be able to perform other functions like find my car and send distress messages to family members and loved ones. The Venue will also have a chauffeur mode and a geo-fencing ability. With these features and abilities, the car will have added functions like Find My Car. The feature that is really going to be a hit is the remote start function of this car. The car can be started remotely via an app and the temperature can be set according to what climate is prevailing. The car will have a total of 33 such features.
Hyundai Venue Spy Shots
Hyundai has already started testing this new car in the country. Spy shots of the Hyundai Venue testing have surfaced some time back and we had shared them first with you. The car was earlier spotted testing in South Korea and North America last year. With these new shots of the car coming to light, the car looks like it’s is taking a lot of styling and design inspiration from the bigger Hyundai Creta. The car is looking to shape up more in-tune with the Hyundai families design in mind. The rear tail lamps look like they are smaller and sleeker versions of the Creta’s tail lamps.
The below pictures of the car are from the rear. The car has been spotted testing again. we will add here that the car has a great amount of inspiration from the Creta, and some might look at it as a mini Hyundai Creta.
The below images will give one a proper understanding of the design and size of the car. The car looks like it’s trying to keep up with the Carlino concepts squared off edges and boxy and tall looks. The rear looks inspired by the Creta to no end and the front is a new face with a new grille design.
On the inside, we can see that the car gets Creta like seats and big storage area in the centre console. The seats have adjustable headrests and the car has a full on black interior. This will be changed for production. The car could get a dual tone beige interior like the Creta, It will get buttons and bits on the dashboard that will come from more premium models in the llineup
Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 will be a better option
Hyundai Venue Design
The compact SUV concept was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo as the Hyundai Carlino concept. This SUV had boxy styling. Something normally associated with the traditional looks one wants in an SUV. The final product from the concept’s design is cleaner with sleeker and better lines. That is what even the Creta is all about. If you look at the front of this SUV, you shall notice the large front-grille and sleek headlamps.
If we see the spy shots we can see a lot of the design cues from the concept vehicle have been carried on into the production version of the car. The Hyundai Venue looks like it will be borrowing space and practicality in design from its elder sibling the Hyundai Creta. This is Hyundai’s first compact SUV and Hyundai has delayed its MUV plan to get the one faster. There will be some elements from the Carlino concept; however, this will be an all-new SUV in design. The Hyundai Venue will have technology, function and fashion as it three important pillars. The wheel arches are muscular too.
Hyundai Venue Interior
The Hyundai Venue will have macho looks and not a crossover like the design. The Carlino concept showed squarish wheel arches, large size wheels, high ground clearance (at least 195mm) and aggressive styling. The Venue will be a vehicle for daily work use on weekdays and adventure trips on the weekend. So, it will have good space in both the rows and even the boot space should be better than the competition (Just what Hyundai did with the XCent). The length of the Hyundai Venue will be under four meters.
On the inside, it will have good enough space in both rows. Hyundai has been focusing on enhancing the rear seat space on most of its products, like the Grand i10, i20 and the XCent. The Grand i10 was modified for the Indian car market to increase its wheelbase and rear seat knee room. The boot size too will be large enough for a vehicle of this segment. One of the best bits will be the features on offer. Hyundai will be offering best-in-class features. Hyundai Venue seating capacity is for 5 people only.
The car will get a new dashboard with crisper lines than the large and flowing Creta dashboard. It will get the same infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car will get a good amount of storage spaces too. The Venue could also get a sunroof and 6 airbags in its top variant. This will be a good safety measure and also something Hyundai should offer as Mahindra will be offering 7 airbags on the upcoming XUV300.
Hyundai Venue Specifications
Hyundai has announced that the Venue will be getting a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which will make 116bhp of power. This is the same engine that does duty on the i20 abroad. With Ford offering the Ecoboost engine on the Ecosport. This will be an exciting engine for the Indian market. Tata Nexon has been doing well in the Indian market with its petrol engine. Possibly, this will be an example that Hyundai shall be offering lesser power for better mileage. This engine will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission and there will be an automatic or AMT on offer too. The AMT gearbox could be the one that was offered on the Hyundai Santro recently.
In the diesel, there will be the 1.4-litre diesel producing about 95-100bhp of power. The Hyundai Venue will be sold with these two engines. There will be six-speed manual and even a six-speed automatic transmission that will be offered on both the engines. That is when the compact SUV segment will get something new. There is an option for the petrol automatic but no diesel automatic at the moment. The diesel will be the major seller in this segment. The Korean automaker also has a 1.2-litre diesel engine, but we aren’t certain if that will make it into production anytime soon.
Hyundai Venue Mileage
|Hyundai Venue Mileage|
Hyundai Venue Competition
The Hyundai Venue competes with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Honda WRV, Ford Ecosport and the upcoming Mahindra XUV300. This is one segment that is on the rise and at the moment is one of the fastest growing. Hyundai Venue will add more variety for car buyers and an opportunity to upgrade to an SUV instead of a premium hatchback. Hyundai’s strategy will be to price the vehicle at par with Maruti Suzuki and at the same time even offer more added value for its compact SUV. This has what Hyundai has been targeting with its new products. The competition has now become stiff as other compact SUVs have now upped the game.
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2020 Hyundai Creta could take inspiration from the ix25 concept
The Hyundai 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 2020 is now the car we look forward to. The Hyundai Creta’s next-generation model premiered as the ix25 SUV at the ongoing 2019 Shanghai Motor Show. Accompanying the all-new Hyundai ix25 at the debut was the new-gen model of the Hyundai Sonata. The carmaker noted that both cars will lead the way for the company’s new design tenet – Sensuous Sportiness. The car will get more features, more safety features and will be bigger. The car is currently smaller than the XUV500 and Harrier in its class. This could change with the ix25.
The Hyundai Creta 2020 will not have the same platform as the current generation car. It will have the same engine options mostly. But with the ix25 design and features will be a big update for this car. The Creta will have to watch it’s back with the upcoming MG Hector, Kia SP and the
Hyundai Creta 2020 Price in India
The price of the Hyundai Creta 2020 will more or less remain the same. There will be a slight increase in price. The Hyundai Creta will be competitive.
|Hyundai Creta 2020||Price (On-road)|
|Base variant||Rs 12 lakhs|
|Top variant||Rs 18 lakhs|
Hyundai Creta 2020 Launch
The car will be launched in the middle of next year. Hyundai will want to first show it at the 2020 Auto Expo too.
Hyundai Creta 2020 Design
Dimensions, size, and most exterior elements will increase. Weight will come down. Looking at the ix25 design, the car will be a great looking car. It also looks like Hyundai is going for the blown up headlamp configuration like the Hector and the Harrier. Weirdly, the car we see here looks very close to the production version with its door handles. The diamond cut alloy wheels with 18-inch tyres look very attractive.
Also Read: Hyundai Creta Diamond Edition
Hyundai Creta 2020 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. The seats too will receive an update with fabric and leather options. This Creta already comes with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. We also expect the new BlueLink system to be added to this car. The car will also get more unique features that will be segment firsts.
Hyundai Creta 2020 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)
|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 2020 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. There could be a new petrol engine that could be offered too.
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Hyundai Creta 2020 Competition
The Creta never really faced any completion and was in a segment of its own. But with big SUVs like the Tata Harrier, 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. Upcoming cars like the MG Hector, Kia SP and brands like Citroen will make sure that Creta is always on its toes.
Maruti to update its petrol engines for BS-VI
Maruti Suzuki is working on updating its current 1.2-litre petrol engine as the BS-VI norms come in closer. The update will mean, it will get the Dualjet technology. The company is looking at offering this technology in all its vehicles. Even the 1.5-litre is most likely to get this update, as confirmed by one of our sources. India is leap-frogging from BS-IV to BS-VI norms. For the Indian car market, all the petrol and diesel engines will be getting an update. (more…)
MG Hector completely revealed in new spy shots
The MG Hector is a hotly anticipated car from the manufacturer. In the recent I-Drive event, organized by MG, the company revealed the cars I-Smart infotainment system and showed us pictures of the car in its production form. There were no images of the interior of the car but there was the complete exterior of the car that was revealed. The car has been recently spotted in the flesh with no camo. This is the production form of the MG Hector.
To learn more and see more pictures scroll down and check out the story below.
MG Hector Key Features
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. But after today it seems that the name is the only historical bit about this car. The Hector is going to come with a lot of features packed in its I-Smart system that will be made with the help of it’s partners as mentioned above. The cars biggest and most impressive feature is going to be the voice assist and the app-based integrations offered by the MG.net app. The voice assist wakes up as soon as one says – ‘Hello MG’ and the car can control and perform a host of features like – Air Conditioning, Music, sunroof open-close and a lot more. You can perform more tasks than a normal voice assist which only reads out messages or places calls. The Pulse-Hub concierge service helps in finding restaurants, placing orders and doing payment transactions too. The system also has an E-Call feature that helps in emergencies. The
Here are 8 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 available with a subscription service
- It will be available with MG’s I-Smart system that has been developed with several new technologies
- It will have remote start stop availble
- The MG Hector will get a personalized experiance for buying and servicing of the car
Coming back to the I-Smart technology on the car, the MG Hector gets a large 10.4-inch touchscreen that acts as the center console of the car. It will also get tech connectivity features like eSIM which is in collaboration with Airtel. The car gets OTA (Over The Air) technology and updates. The OS, experience, apps and interface of this system is developed by MG India in collaboration with companies like Airtel, Cisco, Adobe, AccuWeather Microsoft, SAP, Nuance, Ganna, Panasonic and TomTom
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.
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.
|MG Hector base variant||Rs 15 lakhs|
|MG Hector top variant||Rs 20 lakhs|
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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.
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.
MG Hector Pictures
MG Hector Features
Another new development is that the car will have tech connectivity features like eSIM. The upcoming MG cars aim at offering a connected mobility experience that would be able to do almost everything that a smartphone can. The OS on this car will be designed to behave in complete pairing with the phone. So a feature like Mirror-Link too can be seen. The platform will not just be able to inform drivers about cars health but can also provide passenger health information. With an eSIM, the MG Hector will offer always-connected experience with navigation, apps, multimedia and transactions as well. This connected car is IPv6 ready and is OTA-enabled. This is similar to getting OTA updates on smartphones and MG could push out software features and inform drivers about the health of car parts, etc directly. OTA mobility is something seen on Tesla cars. And while having its own operating system, it will come with a separate app for Android and iOS.
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. The manual gearbox is expected to be a 6-speed unit while the automatic is most likely to be a dual-clutch set-up. The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol in the MG Hector is going to produce 143bhp of power along with 250Nm of peak torque. Both engines will be sourced from Fiat. The Jeep Compass’ diesel motor will do duty on the MG SUV too. Recently a bunch of MG SUV’s have been spotted along with a Hyundai Tucson. This shows that the Chinese automaker is benchmarking 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.
Apart from this, the car will get 17-inch alloy wheels from the base variant.
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 Subscription
British car manufacturer MG Motors is set to make its entry in India and has collaborated with Indian car-rental service, Myles cars. This collaboration will help customers hire MG Motors’ first entry in India and their latest SUV, the Hector.MG says that this partnership will allow the company to leverage the existing network of Myles across 21 cities, once the company launches its first model in Q2, 2019. This will be in addition to MG’s own network of 110 sales and service dealerships at the start of sales.
This collaboration is an effort by MG Motors to cater to the evolving requirements of the new age customers, as per Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India. The company also plans to extend the subscription model to its second launch, a full-fledged electric vehicle, by the end of this year.
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.
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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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Citroen C5 Aircross scores 4 stars in Euro NCAP crash test results
Citreon has officially entered India. The Citroen C5 Aircross will be the first car to be launched by the brand in the Indian market. This car will be a premium SUV or as Citroen calls it, a Comfort Class SUV. It is going to compete with the kinds of the Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass. The car as you will further read the story is actually larger in dimensions than the other two. Now we have got a detailed walk around video of this car on our channel and you can see it above too. The latest development with this car has been its Euro NCAP crash results. To know more about the results, scroll down now.
The Citroen brand has been a topic of discussion and debate for some time now. Group PSA took the right decision with going with the French automaker rather than Peugout which had left the country abruptly and in fact never repaid customers who had made down payments on cars. So the re-entry into India in the form of Citreon is the right move for Group PSA. Citreon is here in India with a collaboration with CK Birla. The company has been in India since a few years now and the Housar plant in Chennai has already begun to make engines for export.
So what is the Citroen Aircross? When is it launching here? Will this car make a dent in the Indian market? Scroll down and read the story below.
Citroen C5 Aircross Safety
According to the officials of the Euro NCAP, e C5 Aircross remained stable in the frontal offset test. n. In the side barrier impact, protection of all critical parts of the body was good and the car scored maximum points. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. Overall for safety the C5 Aircross scored 87% for the Adult Occupant, 86% for the Child Occupant, 58% for Pedestrians and 75% for Safety Assist.
Citroen C5 Aircross Launch
The Citroen C5 Aircross will be the brand’s first car in India, it is a bold choice. The car is not an entry-level vehicle and will command a premium price. The company, however, is not launching the car now. The car will be brought to the masses next year. The brand will want to build a presence in the sub-continent as Kia and MG did in the beginning. The car will also be localized and the will not be sold as a CBU or CKD to us. Manufacturers have realized how key it is to have localization in India. The Citroen C5 Aircross will launch in India in the year 2020. The company is looking up to 98% localization. There is an also going to be 90% localization for the engine and transmission in India.
|Citroen C5 Aircross||Launching in 2021|
Also Read: MG Hector – ‘Internet Car’
Citroen C5 Aircross Price in India
The price as I mentioned above will be a premium one. But the one thing that Citreon has to keep in mind is that the level of localization required to make the product a force to be reckoned in the market with is going to have to be very high. The car will need to be priced at the same level as the Jeep Compass and the lower than the Hyundai Tucson to make itself look like the viable and value-for-money alternative. The top-end of this car should be not more than Rs 20 lakhs according to us. If this pricing can be achieved, we think the company will be off to a good start.
|Citroen C5 Aircross||Price|
|Base||Rs 15 lakhs|
|Mid||Rs 18 lakhs|
|Top-end||Rs 20 lakhs|
Citroen C5 Aircross Design
The styling of the Citroen C5 Aircross SUV shouts powerful and strong attitude. It is immediately recognizable as an SUV in terms of its design and dimensions, measuring 4.50m long, 1.84m wide and 1.67m high, with a ground clearance of 230mm. It is available with a range of 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch wheels. We know that in India only 1 option will be on offer, the 18-inch wheels. The broad and imposing front end is classic Citroën with a two-tier full-LED light signature and an assertively designed grille. The upper light units, which comprise the daytime running lights and indicators, extend out from the iconic chevrons that stretch across the entire width of the vehicle. The lights at the top are paired perfectly with the lower lighting units. Together they give Citroen C5 Aircross a look many have compared to the Tata Harrier and the MG Hector. Colorful inserts bring the front end to life and underline the vehicle’s unique character, similar to the recent Citroen C3, New C3 Aircross, New C4 Cactus and New Berlingo. These powerful graphic elements are distinctive markers of the new Citroen range. All of this is topped off with a floating roof, glazed area wrapping 360° around the vehicle, thanks to gloss black A and B pillars and gloss black quarter-lights. The uninterrupted glass surface is emphasized by the chrome ‘C’ signature on each side of the car, reflecting the spacious interior. The body features wheel arches and lower body panels with a classic SUV look, highlighted by the graphic shapes of the Airbump® panels with colored inserts for extra modernity and personality. The raised rear lights, with four 3D LED modules on each side of the vehicle, create a graphic and high-tech light signature. The rear bumper is enhanced with two chrome tailpipes, one on either side.
Citroen C5 Aircross Interior
The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV’s cabin immediately suggests comfort with a high-set driving position for a commanding view of the road. This is a spacious environment which is consistent with the exterior styling. The feeling of space and refinement is reinforced by the horizontal design themes in the cabin. The dashboard features a thermocoated strip that extends across the entire width of the car. A colored strip on the upper part of the seats adds a further touch of differentiation. The high-end interior of the C5 Aircross combines style and a relaxed atmosphere. The generous dashboard is punctuated by double air vents highlighting the SUV’s muscular aspect. On the driver’s side, the instrument panel features a 12.3-inch customizable TFT digital screen with three different graphic styles. The selected driving information is located directly within the driver’s field of vision, improving comfort and safety. The steering wheel with built-in controls features a thick rim and a flat base together with a gloss black and satin chrome finish. A two-tone full-grain leather steering wheel is available on some versions. In the center, the air vents and+ 8-inch touchscreen form a unique and integrated unit.
Internationally, the C5 Aircross SUV is available with a broad choice of interior trims, ranging from cloth to Nappa leather. This is something Indian customers will be very happy to see on offer.
Citroen C5 Aircross Specifications
The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV is available internationally with a range of high-performance latest-generation Euro 6 engines. They are equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox or the 8-speed EAT8 automatic gearbox. Two petrol versions: PureTech 130bhp S&S 6-speed manual and PureTech 180bhp S&S EAT8. Three diesel versions: BlueHDi S&S 130bhp 6-speed manual, BlueHDi 130bhp S&S EAT8 and BlueHDi 180bhp S&S EAT8.
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Citroen C5 Aircross Competition
The Citroen C5 Aircross will compete with the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and also the upcoming MG Hector.
Citroen C5 Aircross
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New Mahindra Thar 2020 – Interiors spied
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. Mahindra is going to launch a new car new generation car soon. The new car has been caught testing again recently. If you want to see the entire gallery of spy shots, scroll down. Now there are new spy shots of the car that show us how the New generation Mahindra Thar would look like. This time we get a closer look at the cars interior and the dashboard of the car. Some features of the car are also revealed in these spy shots. Keep scrolling down to know more.
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
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.
|New Mahindra Thar 2020||2020|
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 the 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.
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. The New Mahindra Thar 2020 will finally get the comfort equipment one expects the car to come with at this price point.
Now in the new spy shots, we can see many upcoming new features and details of the interiors of this car. The dashboard has been completely redesigned. The interior shots reveal an all-new digital instrument cluster. The steering mounted audio controls as well. There is a new centre console and its design hints at a big touchscreen that will now be offered on the top variant. The front seats look better too and have bolstering as well. The AC vents have now been moved down and there is a bigger glove box too. The seatbelt mounting points have changed. The car could also get features like cruise control, voice control and different driving modes.
New Mahindra Thar 2020 Specifications
The current engine of the Mahindra Thar is a 2.5-litre 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. The Thar will have better on-road manners too. The car will be brilliant as usual off-road but will also be made more friendly for those who want to go for long road trips too. NVH levels will be brought dow. Comfort features like power windows, rain-sensing wipers will also be offered. There is also a rumor that the new Mahindra Thar is expected to come with an 2.0-litre diesel engine that will comply with the upcoming BS VI emission. Power and torque will be up from the existing model, expect the new Thar to make around 140 horsepower. The will come with a low range gearbox for 4×4 as well.
Safety features on the new Thar will include airbags, ABS, and rear parking sensors as required by the upcoming safety norms.
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.
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.
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.
Renault Kwid Electric based Dongfeng-Venucia E30 shown
The Renault Kwid is a very important car for the brand in India. The car is a favourite among first-time buyers and people with micro-families. The car has been given subtle updates, new features and variants from time to time, the latest being last year. The Kwid has been made safer too with the company recently offering an optional airbag on the passenger side, seat belt reminder and a high-speed alert system. So what’s next. It would be the Renault Kwid Electric. Last we bought you news about the car being tested in China. Dongfeng Motors, Renault-Nissan’s JV partner has released the first image of their new electric car, the Venucia E30 EV. This car is based on the Renault Kwid. Check out the image below. Venucia is a Chinese domestic brand that was launched back in 2012 and is owned by Dongfeng who is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Renault is planning to launch 4 new products in India by 2022 and this car could be one of them. having an EV is good thinking and the car will add to the brands presence in every segment. Scroll down below to know more.
Renault Kwid Electric Price in India
The Renault Kwid Electric will make sure that the company has a green portfolio and the price will make your wallet lighter too. According to us, the Renault Kwid Electric should come in at a price of Rs 6 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs. The base variant of this car will also get a lot of features.
Renault Kwid Electric Launch
The Renault Kwid Electric will come to India by 2022 mostly. The car is currently being developed and the car will be shown as a prototype first, probably. With many manufacturers planning to enter the Indian market with electric SUVs, Renault bringing a hatchback to the market is refreshing. People will want electric cars with different body styles. Renault will make sure that the car has touches and features that will make this car desirable or aspirational.
Renault Kwid Electric Design
From what we can make out in the cars spy shots and the image released by Dongfeng, the front will be completely revised. The car will get a cool new design for the bumper. The headlights have a redesigned look to. The DRL wrapping around the headlights give the car more presence and make it look bigger than before. The ORVMs now have turn indicators. The cladding on the doors remains unchanged. At the rear, we can expect a new bumper, redesigned LED taillights. There is a new grille in place and the Venucia E30 EV shown in the picture will come with blue highlights on front bumper and side skirts. The Kwid will have a frunk and a trunk as a result. The instrument cluster will have range, navigation, media controls and many other vital readouts. the car will get cruise control too. Other features could be, a sunroof, rear ac vents and a cooled glovebox.
Renault Kwid Electric Specifications
On the engine front, there would be none. An electric motor would take its place. The car could also get more airbags, 4 disc brakes and also ESP. The company has not announced any of the information around the vehicle though, like that of its powertrain. But since it is based on the similar platform as the Kwid EV, we can expect it to offer a range of 250 km on a single charge, as per New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standards. The car will also receive an automatic gearbox only.
Renault Kwid Electric Spy Shots
Renault Kwid Electric Competiton
The car will make a cool addition to the Indian market if it comes here. The Kwid will not compete directly with anyone. There will be the Tiago/Tigor EV and the Aspire EV. But the Kwid Electric will be a different and a cooler offering.
Ford and Mahindra partnership: Ford to end independent India business with new Mahindra deal
Ford and Mahindra partnership – Ford to expand business through Mahindra
It’s been almost a year since the strategic alliance was announced that will help Ford expand its product line-up in India and will allow Mahindra to revamp its portfolio too. Now there is some more news. Ford is nearing a deal with Mahindra & Mahindra to form a new joint-venture company in India, a move that will likely see the U.S. automaker cease independent operations in the country. In this new deal, the situation is of Ford will form a new unit in India in which it will hold a 49 percent stake, while Mahindra will own 51 percent. will form a new unit in India in which it will hold a 49 percent stake, while Mahindra will own 51 percent.
With Ford already have invested around 2 billion dollars over the past 2 decades and will be handing over existing facilities and staff to Mahindra to decide and how to run.
Ford and Mahindra partnership – First SUV coming in 2020
We guess the initial plan to build cars along with each other is still on. The Ford and Mahindra partnership was initially to build two SUVs together, with an electric version of the Ford Aspire compact sedan also being part of the joint activities. The electric version of the Ford Aspire will use the technology from Mahindra which has had experience selling the E2O electric hatchback in India. Both, Ford and Mahindra are very interested compact SUV segment. Besides the full-size SUV, the Endeavour, Ford has the Ecosport and the Freestyle.
The lure of the SUV body style and mouthwatering pricing (due to the lower tax on sub-four-meter cars) shows us why this segment is performing so well in India. Both manufacturers have understood the immense potential for this segment to grow further and like other carmakers; Ford and Mahindra to want to cash in this ever-expanding market. The joint venture will either use the SsangYong Tivoli (Mahindra’s S201) or Ford’s Maruti Vitara Brezza rival (codename: B763), that is currently being developed. The Ford and Mahindra/SsangYong SUVs will, however, wear different ‘top hats’ which will make the cars look very different. This means that the body style will be radical and different. ‘Badge engineering’ is not something either company wants to do. In the market, these cars will fiercely compete with each other. This SUV is expected to come in 2020.
Also Read: Honda to go the SUV route
Ford and Mahindra partnership – Other SUVs
The latest car that we will see from the Ford and Mahindra partnership is a Ford SUV which will essentially be a new generation Mahindra XUV500. The plans, however, for the new generation XUV500 have been delayed and dropped. The new XUV500 will come in 2020 now. Mahindra has announced that the XUV700 which will launch near the end of the year will be the last launch of the year and there will be no launches after that till 2020. The Ford meanwhile might still get the XUV500 and get a car ready to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass. We don’t think it will be a seven-seater as the XUV500, but it will be a great car’s underpinnings to have.
Next up is the power train-sharing aspect of the Ford and Mahindra deal. We could see Ford’s C-SUV use Mahindra’s next-gen BS-VI-compliant 2.0-litre diesel, while Ford’s new Dragon petrol engine could be used for all M&M’s compact SUVs. Win-win situation here for both manufacturers. We can see a lot of interesting details of this deal transpire in the coming few months and also see some really cool cars come in.
Ford and Mahindra partnership – The deal
The future we can say is still not bleak for Ford. The company posted it’s best results in terms of sales and profits last year. They are looking for a smart partner and deal. Ford is not done in India, We think a strategic deal will help the company in the long run.
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2019 Maruti Dzire – What’s on offer?
The Maruti Dzire was launched in 2017. The car has not gotten any significant update or anything new ever since. This car continues to be a great product and has been the winner of many comparisons conducted by us in its class. We have also done long term reports of the car where it has been a recommended product too. The Maruti Dzire is currently available with the 1.2-litre petrol and the ageing 1.3-litre diesel engines. The cars main competition is the Ford AspireHonda Amaze, Tata Tigor and the ageing and soon to be updated Hyundai Xcent.
Right now what’s available on this car? Price? Specs? Scroll below to find out more.
2019 Maruti Dzire Price
The price of the car has been good but the sales of the car have dropped quite sharply in the past few months. But this is something the complete segment has faced. Maruti Suzuki Dzire is a brand that has led the segment ever since it came into the market. The cars prices are still competitive.
|LXi||₹ 6.72 Lakhs|
|VXi||₹ 7.72 Lakhs|
|LDi||₹ 7.97 Lakhs|
|VXi AMT||₹ 8.26 Lakhs|
|ZXi||₹ 8.44 Lakhs|
|ZXi AMT||₹ 8.97 Lakhs|
|VDi||₹ 8.99 Lakhs|
|ZXi Plus||₹ 9.5 Lakhs|
|VDi AMT||₹ 9.57 Lakhs|
|ZDi||₹ 9.75 Lakhs|
|ZXi Plus AMT||₹ 10.04 Lakhs|
|ZDi AMT||₹ 10.3 Lakhs|
|ZDi Plus||₹ 10.8 Lakhs|
|ZDi Plus AMT||₹ 11.35 Lakhs|
*on-road price, Mumbai
2019 Maruti Dzire Colors
The Maruti Dzire is available with the following colours –
- Pearl Metallic Arctic White
- Silky Silver
- Prime Gallant Red
- Magma Grey
- Prime Oxford Blue
- Prime Sherwood Brown
Also Read: Tata Nexon- Upgrade to an SUV
2019 Maruti Dzire Specifications
|Dimensions & Specifications|
|Ground Clearance||163 mm|
|Kerb Weight||990 kg|
|Seating Capacity||5 Person|
|No of Seating Rows||2 Rows|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 litres|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Max Power ([email protected])||82 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|Max Torque ([email protected])||113 Nm @ 4200 rpm|
|Mileage (ARAI)||22 kmpl|
|Alternate Fuel||Not Applicable|
|No of gears||5 Gears|
|Fuel System||CRDi(Common Rail Direct Injection)|
|Engine Type||DDiS Diesel Engine|
|Max Power ([email protected])||74 bhp @ 4000 rpm|
|Max Torque ([email protected])||190 Nm @ 2000 rpm|
|Mileage (ARAI)||28.4 kmpl|
|Turbocharger Type||Fixed Geometry|
|No of gears||5 Gears|
|Manual Shifting for Automatic||No|
|Engine Start-Stop Function||No|
|Alternate Fuel||Not Applicable|
|Bore (mm) x Stroke (mm)||69.6 mm x 82 mm|
|Suspensions, Brakes & Steering|
|Suspension Front||MacPherson Strut|
|Suspension Rear||Torsion Beam|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Drum|
|Minimum Turning Radius||4.8 metres|
|Steering Type||Power assisted (Electric)|
|Front Tyres||185 / 65 R15 View all tyres|
|Rear Tyres||185 / 65 R15|
2019 Maruti Dzire Features
The Maruti Dzire is a feature-packed compact sedan and in fact, when the car was updated in 2017, it got a host of new features. Below are some of them.
LED Projector Headlamps
Daylight Running Lamps
Rear Combination LED Lamp
High Mounted LED Stop Lamp
Chrome Accent Front Grille
Body-Colored Door Handles
Side Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Wheels (Steel/Alloy/Precision-cut Alloy) – Precision Cut Alloy
Door Outer Weather Strip – Chrome
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Burl Wood Ornamentation
Outside Temperature Display
Low-Fuel Warning Lamp
Urbane Satin Chrome Accents on Console, Gear Lever and Steering Wheel
Front Dome Lamp
Front Door Armrest with Fabric
Co. Driver Side Sunvisor with Vanity Mirror
Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder
- Comfort and Convenience
Engine Push Start-Stop Button with Smart Key
Auto Headlamp(lead me to vehicle/follow me home)
Rear AC Vent
Rear Seat Center Armrest with Cup Holder
Remote Keyless Entry System
Automatic Climate Control
Front Accessory Socket
Rear Accessory Socket with Mobile Pocket
Electromagnetic Trunk Opening
Gear Shift Indicator (MT Only)
Power Windows (Front + Rear)
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Electrically Retractable ORVMs
Driver Side Auto Down Power Window
Driver Side Auto Up Power Window
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Adjustable Front Seat Headrests
Luggage Room Lamp
Bottle Holder on All Doors
- Audio and Entertainment
Smartplay Infotainment System with Navigation and Voice Command(Android Auto and Apple CarPlay enabled)
Steering Mounted Audio & Calling Controls
Audio Remote Control(through smartphone app)
Door Speakers (4 Speakers)
Also Read: Tata Tigor is a better choice?
2019 Maruti Dzire Safety
- Suzuki HEARTECT body
- ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
- Dual AirbagsReverse Parking Sensors
- Reverse Parking Camera
- Anti-theft Security System
- Front Fog Lamps
- Rear Defogger
- Isofix child seat Anchorages
- Front Seat Belt with Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter
- Pinch Guard Power Window (Driver)
- Engine Immobilizer
- Speed-Sensitive Door Locking
- Night and Day Adjustable IRVM
- Seat Belt Warning Lamp and Buzzer (Driver Side)
- Key-Left Warning Lamp and Buzzer
- Door Ajar Warning Lamp
2019 Maruti Dzire Gallery
2019 Maruti Dzire Competiton
The car competes with the Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent and the Tata Tigor.