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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.

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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.

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Citroen C5 Aircross Launching in 2021

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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.

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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.

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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.

Citroen C5 Aircross dashboard

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.

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2019 Toyota Baleno to be launched during festive season




Toyota Baleno 2019

The 2019 Toyota Baleno is in expected to be in the works by now. The Baleno has been recently updated with a new engine and a Smart Hybrid system as well. Toyota will be more than happy to have all these updated features in a car it intends to sell with its badge on it. The car will also get the new 1.2-liter DualJet engine which is BS6 ready.

Toyota Baleno 2019


The overview of the 2019 Toyota Baleno is that is mechanically going to be the same car. The Baleno has an impressive road presence. The interiors are also roomy and feel quite airy. All these traits are going to be great for a Toyota car. The cars will have some characteristics changed to its appearance. It will be given a subtle but distinctive look.  Along with the current engine and gearbox option offered with the Maruti Baleno, the 2019 Toyota Baleno is expected to get a new 1.5-liter petrol engine with a new six-speed gearbox. The Maruti Baleno was the car which gave the premium hatchback segment a boost. While being spacious and feature loaded, it is economical as well. Toyota has struck a deal with Suzuki which will involve them using the Brezza and the Baleno. This move will help Toyota filling the gap in their line-up. The 2019 Toyota Baleno and the 2019 Toyota Brezza are the types of cars that are needed by the Japanese giant. Suzuki in return is going to receive the Altis sedan. The car that will make sure it has a premium full-size sedan. This car will sit above the Ciaz. We expect this to be sold through the Nexa outlets.

It will be interesting how the Suzuki plant will cope with the added number of cars that it will need to produce along with the Toyota vehicles.

2019 Toyota Baleno Launch Date

The car is scheduled to arrive next year, mostly in the second half. It will be a festive season launch by Toyota.

2019 Toyota Baleno Launching in late 2019

2019 Toyota Baleno Price

The car is expected to priced aggressively. Toyota will be mindful of launching the car with an aggressive price. It will not want to give the Maruti Baleno a free rein on the market despite selling the same car. The 2019 Toyota Baleno should cost somewhere between, Rs 6 lakhs to Rs 11 lakhs (on-road).

Also Read: 2019 Maruti Baleno now gets new engine and SHVS

2019 Toyota Baleno Mileage

The Baleno is a fuel-efficient car. The Maruti Baleno too will be a very fuel efficient car. For the petrol engine, it will return about 13 km/l in the city and about 16km/l on the highway. The CVT will return 11 km/l in the city and about 14km/l on the highway. The diesel engine will return close to 16 km/l in the city and about 19 km/l on the highway. The car is built on a lighter platform thus has a major weight reduction, which results in better fuel efficiency. is a very fuel efficient car. For the petrol engine, it will return about 13 km/l in the city and about 16km/l on the highway. 

Toyota Baleno 2019

2019Toyota Baleno Dimensions

Length 3995 mm
Width 1745 mm
Height 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2520 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Kerb Weight 890 kg

There will not be any changes in the dimensions of the car. It will be identical to the Maruti which is a spacious hatchback and offers good road presence too.

2019 Toyota Baleno Specifications

Two standard engine option with the 2019 Toyota Baleno will be there. There will be the 1.2-liter DualJet VVT Petrol which has [email protected] RPM and torque at [email protected] RPM. The second engine is going to be the 1.3-liter DDiS Diesel which has [email protected] RPM and Torque at [email protected] RPM. Maruti could also offer the new 1.5-liter diesel engine by then. Two Transmission options are going to be the 6-speed manual / CVT.

Toyota Baleno 2019

There are also speculations that there will be a new 1.5-litre engine introduced in the Baleno facelift. We hope to see it being used in the 2019 Toyota Baleno. This engine is developed by Suzuki and will also power other cars like the new Ertiga and Ciaz. A new six-speed transmission will also make it to the car in all probability. There is a good reason to expect that the 2019 Toyota Baleno will receive this engine too.

The Baleno also comes with the RS variant. Will the booster-jet engine make it to the 2019 Toyota Baleno? We don’t know.

2019 Toyota Baleno Mileage

2019 Maruti Baleno Mileage

Engine Mileage
Petrol in City 13 km/l
Petrol on Highway 16 km/l
Diesel in city 16 km/l
Diesel on Highway 22 km/l

2019 Toyota Baleno Smart Hybrid

Progressive Smart Hybrid Technology with Lithium-ion battery helps in the following –

  • Torque assist function: The energy stored in the lithium-ion battery assists during acceleration
    delivering optimal acceleration and performance without compromising on fuel efficiency.
  • Idle start-stop function: The engine automatically stops when idle and silently starts when the
    optimal conditions are met. This helps in increasing Fuel- Efficiency.
  • Brake energy regeneration function: When the vehicle decelerates, the Smart Hybrid
    technology intelligently charges the batteries which in turn assist the engine’s idle start-stop and
    the torque assist functions.

2019 Toyota Baleno Interior

The Toyota Baleno will not have any major change in the interiors. The basic black theme from the Maruti Baleno will continue to be there. New upholstery will be seen. The seat fabrics and leather will be revised. The top end variant will get plush leather seats. The leather on the steering wheel and gear knobs will be of better quality. The steering wheel also might see a change. The dashboard layout will be the same. There should be a more advanced touchscreen audio system in place. It will have Car Play and Android Auto additionally, it will also be able to connect with various apps to control a few features of the car.

Toyota Baleno 2019

2019 Toyota Baleno Design

The Toyota will retain the basic design and platform of the Maruti Baleno. Making an all-new platform and design will make the car expensive. Cosmetic changes will be done to the car, though, to bring in some freshness. It will get a new front end. This includes a new front grille. The headlamps will also have new projectors and will probably have better illumination. The LED daytime running lights also will be in a new shape. There will be new alloy wheels and there could be some different color options too.


2019 Toyota Baleno Competition

The car will receive a mixed reception. There is no telling what it would be like. But we do know it will take on it’s Suzuki cousin, the Baleno, the Hyundai i20 and the Honda Jazz. Let’s see what happens.

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The 2019 Toyota Baleno is in expected to be in the works now. The Maruti Baleno was the car which gave the premium hatchback segment a boost. While being spacious and feature loaded, it is economical as well. Toyota has struck a deal with Suzuki which will involve them using the Brezza and the Baleno. This move will help Toyota filling the gap in their line-up.

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Renault Triber 2019 spotted in new pictures




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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.

Do you think this will be an exciting package? Can this car take on the Honda BR-V? Scroll to find out below.

Renault Triber rear

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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 especially for India and the car will be locally manufactured.

Renault Triber Price (ex-showroom)
Petrol ₹6.5 lakhs onwards
Diesel ₹7.5 lakhs onwards

Renault Triber front

While the launch details and other specifications are going to vary as we come close to the unveiling of this car, here are 5 points that are the most important details of the upcoming Triber that are confirmed –

  • 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-liter petrol engine with a higher performance tune and could also get the 1.5-liter 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.


Also Read: Renault working on compact SUV | Renault working on a compact sedan

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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.

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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

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 Colors

-Electric Blue

-Fiery Red

-Moonlight Silver

-Planet Grey

-Ice Cool White

-Outback Bronze

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.

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Renault Triber – seems to be exciting



Now, generally I don’t write stories in a column or a direct person format but this is my first one. I have never understood why brands aren’t taking the tried and tested routes for India. For instance, Renault is a good case study. It seems to have always gauged the fact – India needs products that will be made for Indian audience. Frugal engineering is one of the most common terms used by the brand. A simple example is Apple – made products for consumers, which they always wanted but never thought it will be possible. The iPod, iPhone, Macbook – all these are great examples. Innovation is the key. Anyone can – monkey see, monkey do! It takes courage to get all new and innovative products. Today any brand that needs to come to India, needs to understand this. If you just get a product from other market for India, it might not be the right choice. 

Renault began its Indian innings with the Duster. This was a runaway hit for the company. An all new segment was created. Back in 2012, no one knew what was a compact SUV. The others joined the band wagon later. There was a need for this, but no segment. Creating an all new product on the customer feedback isn’t a risk. Its a story of success. The Duster didn’t just succeed itself, it has made an entire new segment that has taken up a major set of sales for the Indian car market. It makes it easier to have the numbers going then. Its being a new leader instead of doing a catch up game. With a lesser known name in the country, limited dealerships and smaller number of touch points it is a difficult game to win.

New Renault Duster front scuff plate

Renault achieved success with the Duster and then came in the Kwid. This has made its own segment and became the talking point. A car in the price of Alto, with SUV-like looks, touchscreen and now even reverse camera, this is news in itself. It doesn’t need any extra marketing. The others are working on this and will be doing a catch-up game soon. This is one reason why Renault has been the most successful European car brand in the country.

Renault Kwid

I have always been a fan of this brand, specially when I saw their F1 team with Fernando Alonso to end the winning streak of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari. This company has 120 years of legacy in the automotive industry. There are a lot of things that can be spoken, focus on localising in India – indicating long-term plan for the country, penchant for innovation and focus on the market demands by creating new segments and sub-segments.

Renault Triber 2019

But my today’s discussion is on the Triber. This is likely to be another revolutionary product from the brand. The company will have a highly localised product to create a new segment for itself once again. It will be an ultra modular platform based on a new platform. The key highlights for this product will be its space and modularity. This is the company’s jargon. The image shared indicates it will be a lifestyle product and super spacious. My simple breakdown is: this will have a lot of flexibility in terms of practicality. It has been made for the Indian audience and shall be launched in the second half of 2019, I reckon July-August, before the festive season commences. I can’t wait anymore for this vehicle. Are you excited too?

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Bajaj Electric Rickshaw spotted testing




Bajaj Electric Rickshaw rear

It seems an electric version of a product is the new trend that everyone is jumping on. The trend does not only limit itself to cars and bikes. Bitten by the electric bug is the countries leading three-wheeler manufacturer – Bajaj. The government is pushing big time for electric vehicles and Bajaj does not want to be left out. An electric rickshaw will be a boon for rickshaw owners and passengers likewise. The maintenance, running costs and comfort levels will become better. A quiet rickshaw is an amazing idea. Below we have spotted the three-wheeler testing in full camo. The rickshaw’s electric powertrain, features, interior and other details are still not out and it’s too early to predict those things. We do see a new type of wheel in these spy shots. It looks to have an electric motor fitted to its rims. Just like an electric scooter’s rear wheel. To see more spy shots and know more about this scooters launch – keep scrolling.

Bajaj Electric Rickshaw front

Bajaj Electric Rickshaw Launch

The Electric Rickshaw by Bajaj has just started its testing process. The rickshaw in the spy shots looks like it’s in its initial stages of development. We expect the product ready for a unveil or launch only next year. The Bajaj Electric Rickshaw will be launched in 2020.

Bajaj Electric Rickshaw Launching in 2020

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Bajaj Electric Rickshaw Price

The price of this the Bajaj Electric Rickshaw is too early to predict. The price will be higher than the regular IC version of this product. It should not exceed the price of Bajaj’s own quadricycle – the Bajaj Qute.


Bajaj Electric Rickshaw Design

The design is not going to stray away too much from a normal rickshaw. There will be no great design changes see here. We will though see some details added, like LED headlamps, a digital instrument cluster and a new seat design. There will be more space too. The storage spaces might be better – storage under the driver’s seat and behind the passenger’s seat. There will be added convenience features like charging sockets and a digital display for the passengers.

Bajaj Electric Rickshaw rear

Bajaj Electric Rickshaw Specifications

Powering the Electric Rickshaw will be a set of lithium-ion batteries connected to an electric motor. We do not have any specs for this motor yet, but we can say one this – it will be quiet, have instant acceleration from a standstill, like most electric vehicles it will be an automatic and most importantly – it will have a decent range. The electric rickshaw will also need to charge quickly. This means Bajaj will work on some kind of technology where they will have the batteries configured to be removable. Charging time will also need to be quick. They will be charging stations dedicated to charging up the batteries like they are now for CNG rickshaws.

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2019 Maruti Baleno offered with Smart Hybrid Technology



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The 2019 Maruti Baleno was recently launched. This was the car which gave the premium hatchback segment a boost. While being spacious and feature loaded, it is economical as well. It has an impressive road presence and is large in size. The interiors are also roomy and feel quite airy. The car has now been given another update in the form of a Smart Hybrid variant. Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch new 1.2-liter DUALJET, DUAL VVT BS VI engine with next-generation Smart Hybrid technology in Baleno, India’s best-selling premium hatchback. The new BS VI compliant Baleno (Petrol) with Smart Hybrid will soon be available at NEXA showrooms across the country. The technological advancement leads to improved fuel efficiency while reducing vehicular emissions. Existing 1.2L VVT petrol engine variants will also be BS VI compliant and available in all variants including

The Maruti Baleno 2019 has turned out to be an aspirational car for buyers. It is a good combination of performance and fuel efficiency. Along with that is the reliability of the Maruti brand. It is priced well. It provides loads of space, for a hatchback. With petrol and diesel options, customers are spoiled for choice. The 2019 Maruti Baleno also gets styling updates. These updates will make it stand out. There are more features added and the lower variants will get features from the top variant as well. Hence an update. The Hyundai Elite i20 facelift has already been launched.


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The Baleno has been selling in good numbers. The car will continue to be one of Nexa’s front-runners in the premium hatchback segment.

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Volkswagen Vento 2019 spotted on test again, facelift only




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In the C-segment of sedans, the Vento has been there since 2010. The car received a mild facelift in 2015 and has been in a dire need of a new generation of the country. Volkswagen will now introduce the new generation car in India in 2021. The car will be a highly localized product. The new car will be made on the same MQB A0 IN platform that has been developed by Skoda. But in the meantime, the Volkswagen group has now unveiled its India 2.0 strategy, which will be led by Skoda. The Volkswagen Vento 2019 will be a complete facelift of the car. This upcoming car has been spotted testing recently and has been under development since 2018. To see the entire gallery, scroll down below and check out our full gallery.

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Skoda India is going to head the investment, development and plans for the Volkswagen India Group. The Volkswagen Vento 2021 will be coming in first. The new Volkswagen Polo is in the making too. These will be new generation models. The new Volkswagen Vento is based on the same MQB A0 platform. This is the same platform and it has the same wheelbase as the Polo. The new platform will be more flexible and at the same time even lighter. Volkswagen has been testing the Polo, Vento and even a compact SUV. All three shall be soon unveiled.

But for now, the only new offerings are facelifts. So what does the new Vento 2019 have on offer? We share all the known details.

Also Read: New Generation Vento to come in 2021 

Volkswagen Vento 2019 Launch Date

The Volkswagen Vento 2019 should be making its entry into the Indian car market at the end of 2019. It won’t be anytime earlier than that.

Also Read: Mahindra taking over Ford production?

Volkswagen Vento 2019 Price in India

Volkswagen Vento 2019 Price Expected (on-road)
Base Petrol RS 9.5 Lakhs
Top Petrol Auto RS 13.5 Lakhs
Top Diesel Auto Rs 14.5 Lakhs

Again, there won’t be a major change in the pricing from the current Vento. The pricing will be between Rs 9.5 lakhs to Rs 14.8 lakhs (on-road). The new Vento will offer more features, making it an even better value for money package.

Also Read: Hyundai Creta 2020 revealed in concept form

Volkswagen Vento Design

The new Volkswagen Vento 2019 will not be seen with any major enhancements. Dimensions are not going to change. This is just a facelift. While we do not get to see the car’s front in these spy shots, the updated Volkswagen Vento is also likely to come with a new front look and considering this will be just a minor facelift, we do expect to see a revised grille, headlamps and front bumper. The taillights will also be slightly tweaked. New alloy wheels will also be expected. Similarly, the cabin too is expected to come with minimal changes like some minor visual tweaks and few updated features.

Volkwagen Vento 2019 tailights

Also Read: Hyundai Venue to come with many new features

Volkswagen Vento 2019 Specifications

The specifications on the Volkswagen Vento will remain unchanged. It will continue to feature the same 1.2-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 105 bhp and 175 Nm of torque, a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine which develops 103 bhp and 153 Nm of peak torque and a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder diesel unit which churns out 108 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. The option of a manual and a DSG gearbox will continue.

Volkswagen Vento 2019 Spy Shots

Volkswagen Vento 2019 Competition

The Volkswagen Vento 2019 will continue to compete with the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and the Toyota Yaris. It will also compete with its cousin, the Skoda Rapid.

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Hyundai Venue Vs Competition – Specifications, safety comparison




Hyundai Venue vs Competition

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.

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Dimensions Nexon EcoSport XUV300 Brezza Venue
Length 3994mm 3998mm 3995mm 3995mm 3995mm
Width 1811mm 1765mm 1821mm 1790mm 1770mm
Height 1607mm 1647mm 1617mm 1640mm 1590mm
Wheelbase 2498mm 2519mm 2600mm 2500mm 2500mm

Engine Specifications

Petrol Engine Nexon EcoSport XUV300 Brezza Venue
Displacement 1.2-litre 1.5-litre/1.0-litre 1.2-litre 1.2-litre/1.0-litre
Type 3-cyl turbo 4-cyl/3-cyl turbo 3-cyl turbo 4-cyl/3-cyl turbo
Power 110hp 123hp/125hp 110hp 83hp/120hp
Torque 170Nm 150Nm/170Nm 200Nm 115Nm/172Nm
Manual gearbox 6-speed 5-speed/6-speed 6-speed 5-speed/6-speed
Automatic gearbox 6-speed AMT 6-speed torque converter 7-speed dual-clutch
Diesel Engine
Displacement 1.5-litre 1.5-litre 1.5-litre 1.3-litre 1.4-litre
Type 4-cyl turbo 4-cyl turbo 4-cyl turbo 4-cyl turbo 4-cyl turbo
Power 110hp 100hp 117hp 90hp 90hp
Torque 260Nm 205Nm 300Nm 200Nm 220Nm
Manual gearbox 6-speed 5-speed 6-speed 5-speed 6-speed
Automatic gearbox 6-speed AMT 5-speed AMT


Nexon EcoSport XUV300 Brezza Venue
Airbags 2 6 7 2 6
ABS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ESP No Yes Yes No Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speed-Sensing Door Locks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
High-Speed Warning No Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Revolt Intellicorp Smart Motorcycle becomes first ARAI certified electric 2 wheeler




Revolt Intellicorp Smart motorcyce

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.

Revolt Intellicorp Smart motorcyce

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 Smart Motorcycle

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 instrument cluster

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.


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Hyundai Venue 2019 – 6 important things to know




Hyundai Venue 2019 LED headlights

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.

Hyundai Venue 2019

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Safety – 6 Airbags, Speed Sensing Auto Door lock, ESC/ESP & VSM (Vehicle Stability Mgt.), HAC (Hill Assist Control), BAS (Brake Assist System), ISOFIX
  5. 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.
  6. 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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Hyundai Venue 2019 officially unveiled, check out video




Hyundai Venue 2019

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 rear

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
  • Eco-Coating
  • 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
  • ESC/ESp
  • HAC
  • BAS
  • VSM

Hyundai Venue 2019 LED headlights

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 grille

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.

Hyundai Venue interior

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.

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Maruti Alto 2019 REVEALED in new pictures




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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.


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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.

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Hyundai Venue to be unveiled today




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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 Dual tone New York

Hyundai Venue Launch Date

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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

Variant Price (on-road)
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.

Hyundai VENUE

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

Hyundai Venue Blue Link

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 Styx side

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 Styx sunroof

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
Fuel Type Mileage
Petrol 17km/l
Diesel 22km/l

Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 will be safer than Tata Nexon

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.

Hyundai Creta ix25 front

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)

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 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.


Hyundai Creta 2020 Gallery

 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.

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Maruti to update its petrol engines for BS-VI



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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…)

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MG Hector completely revealed in new spy shots




MG Hector headlights

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.

MG Hector Front

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 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.

Car Launch Date
MG Hector Mid-2019

MG Hector front

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

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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.

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 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 roof

 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

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.

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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