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Hyundai Kona – the new compact SUV

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We had first revealed that Hyundai Kona will be the name of the new SUV that Hyundai was working upon. The Hyundai Kona has finally been unveiled. This all new SUV is based on the Intrado concept introduced. The images of this SUV have been officially been revealed and has created quite a buzz. Kona is compact SUV and sidewise it is slightly smaller than the Creta. So, in the Indian scenario, it will compete with the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport, mainly. 

During the Auto Expo 2016, Hyundai had showcased the Carlino concept in India. This is also a compact SUV and one of the two will be making an entry in India. The Hyundai Kona is currently about 4,165mm long, but will be about about 4 metres in length, in case it comes to India. This will also give it benefit of excise duty. Let’s see what the Hyundai Kona is all about.

Hyundai Kona Launch Date

The new Kona SUV should be launched around early 2018, in the European market, as per our understanding. The Kona has been revealed much ahead of its launch ignored to create some buzz around this compact SUV.. The aim is to reach out to maximum buyers and be ready to gauge the market response early on. For India, Hyundai will want to get into the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport segment and eat into the SUVs numbers or grow the segment further. There is likely to be an entry into India by 2019.

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Hyundai Kona Price in India

Variants Price (on-road)
Base Petrol 1.4 ₹ 7.9 lakhs
S Petrol 1.4 ₹ 8.5 lakhs
SX Petrol 1.4 ₹ 9.3 lakhs
SX (O) Petrol 1.4 ₹ 10.3 lakhs
SX Petrol 1.4 Auto ₹ 10.4 lakhs
SX Petrol (O) 1.0 ₹ 11.5 lakhs
Base Diesel ₹ 9.5 lakhs
S Diesel ₹ 10.3 lakhs
SX Diesel ₹ 11.3 lakhs
SX (O) Diesel ₹ 12.3 lakhs

*Expected price

The expected price of the Kona could be between  7.9 lakhs to ₹ 12.3 lakhs (on-road price). This will coincide with its competition too. Hyundai could look at charging a premium, but then it even needs to create a gap between the Kona and the Creta. The Hyundai Kona will be overlapping in price with the Hyundai i20 Active and even the other compact SUVs.

Also Read: Tata Nexon Price and Launch Date

Hyundai Kona SUV Features

Exterior

  •  16-inch alloy wheels
  • Daytime running LEDs
  • 200mm ground clearance
  • Roof rails
  • LED tail lamps
  • Rugged looks

Interior

  • 7-inch touchscreen system
  • Android Auto/ Apple CarPlay
  • Reverse camera
  • Push start and Stop
  • 1 GB of space for music
  • Rear AC vents
  • Reclining rear seats

Safety

  • Six airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • All-four disc brakes
  • Immobiliser

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Hyundai Kona SUV Specifications

Engine 1.4-litre petrol 1.0-litre turbo petrol 1.4-litre diesel
Power 90bhp 110bhp 90bhp
Torque 145Nm 160Nm 230Nm
Transmission Six-speed manual/ automatic Six-speed manual 6-speed manual

Hyundai Kona Design

Hyundai Kona seen as the i20 SUV so far, internationally. This will be sharing the same platform with the existing Hyundai compact vehicles. This is a monocoque design and will be a front wheel drive vehicle. It will not offer an AWD. There will be a slight similarity to the Creta, if we view it from the rear. However, this will look more muscular than the Creta. 

Also Read: New Ford Ecosport 2017 Price and Launch Date

Hyundai Kona rear

This SUV looks different and is in tune with modern Hyundai vehicles. The headlamps are sleek and the fog lamps are large, giving it an aggressive look. The front grille is now lower and even bigger than ever. The crowned hood looks good and the alloy wheels also are of a muscular design. At the same time, the dual tone theme is carried forward with a contrast roof colour on the Kona. It looks more like a crossover that a SUV, from the side. The silhouette is simplistic and the floating roof looks good. It is at the rear that a lot of similarity can be seen with the current Hyundai vehicles.

Hyundai Kona Interiors

Hyundai Kona interior

The Kona gets all new interiors. A new three-spoke steering wheels does duty here. A lot of buttons are seen on the steering wheel. The instrument cluster is has twin dials and a driver information system. The centre console consists of a large touchscreen system, AC vents, climate control. It offers decent storage space as well. The side AC vents are circular. The interiors are all black and the car will be offering the best-in-class features. The regular safety bits for India should include dual airbags and ABS as a standard offering.

Hyundai Kona Engines

New range of engines will be coming in the Kona. The 1.0-litre direct injection turbo petrol one shall make it into the Kona. There are also 1.4-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel mills that will be made available on the Hyundai Kona. The Hyundai Kona will be coming with six-speed manual and an automatic transmission too. An automatic diesel is also expected to come. Hyundai has been working on a new range of SUVs for India and this compact one will be the smallest on offer. A hybrid on this vehicle was planned but it may not see the light yet.

Also Read: Nissan Kicks SUV Price and Launch Date

Hyundai Kona Competition

A direct competition to the Hyundai Kona will be the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford Ecosport. The upcoming SUVs include the Tata Nexon. The other competing vehicles with the Hyundai Kona shall include the Honda WR-V and the Hyundai i20 Active. The Fiat Avventura also falls in the same price bracket.

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Hyundai Kona is an exciting SUV that will change how the segment is at the moment. It will boost the sales of this segment with its quality, features and performance.

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  1. Pavan

    May 6, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    All best car kona supar model

  2. Pavan

    May 6, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Come in hear india

  3. aakash

    August 6, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Sir ji top modal ki kimat 10 lakh hoti to ham bhi kharid pate

  4. maxin

    June 16, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    I want this..and good looking and budget wise so gd.. and I like kona. My favourite.

  5. Col A N Soni

    June 14, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Want to more on Kona and when is the launch scheduled.

    Please have the simultaneous launch in Army canteens too for the welfare of all those fighting at the country borders and the veterans.

    Best wishes for a very successful innings for Kona.

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Hyundai i20 2019 – A refresh. Major change on the next-gen hatch

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Hyundai i20 2019 isn’t an all new car. The i20 did get a facelift last year. This was majorly the change from the rear. The company is looking at offering a lot of features in its segment. The i20 did get a major change last year. There was the addition of four more airbags and a new rear end do contribute to the styling. The i20 comes with a range of features and premium interiors. It was the launch of this hatchback that grew this segment by leaps and bounds. After this came the Maruti Baleno and soon the Tata Altroz will also be offered.

Hyundai is offering a strong package, it also got a new petrol CVT as well. This was done to reduce the pricing of the automatic version. Hyundai India has been fairly aggressive for the Indian car market and it will continue to deliver that. A new-generation i20 is also in the making. However, there are a few more products that will be coming in before. There is a new compact SUV – QXi and even the Kona that will come before that. Hyundai new-generation i10 is also coming in before the i20. So, quite a few products are coming in. Let’s understand more about the current-generation.

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Hyundai i20 2019 Price in India

The price of the i20 ranges from Rs 5.5 lakhs to Rs 9.2 lakhs (ex-showroom), translating into Rs 6.3 lakhs to Rs 10.3 lakhs (on-road) pricing approximately. This is an all new vehicle. In terms of power and performance, the i20 doesn’t have a lot to say. There are a lot of things that need improvement.

i20 2019 Variants Price in India (ex-showroom)
Era 1.2 INR 5.5 lakhs
Magna Plus 1.2 INR 6.25 lakhs
Sportz Plus 1.2 INR 7.12 lakhs
Asta (O) 1.2 INR 8.06 lakhs
Sportz Plus 1.2 CVT INR 8.22 lakhs
Asta (O) 1.2 CVT INR 9.11 lakhs
Era 1.4 CRDi INR 6.88 lakhs
Magna Plus 1.4 CRDi INR 7.61 lakhs
Sportz Plus 1.4 CRDi INR 8.37 lakhs
Asta (O) 1.4 INR 8.72 lakhs

Hyundai i20 2019 Variants

At the moment, there will be no change in the variants. Do expect Hyundai to add new limited addition variants as the product is coming to its end of life cycle. The Korean automaker is looking at adding multiple new products to its line-up and one of them is the new-gen i20. This year, the i10 will see a major revival. The company will be offering a new product for the Indian car market. The Hyundai product line up for India is extremely aggressive. So, 2019 will see only limited editions on the i20. Nothing more than that. No new engines, transmissions or other features.

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Hyundai i20 2019 Engine and Transmission

Hyundai is offering a 1.2-litre petrol engine churning about 84bhp of power and about 115Nm of torque. This petrol engine comes with five-speed manual and last year, a CVT was also offered on it. So, the 1.4-litre petrol with four-speed automatic has been discontinued. This new CVT combo, reduces the pricing due to taxation and even adds more value to the content. CVT improves the response and even the mileage. The petrol engine is absolutely silent and has decent performance. There is more than sufficient torque to drive daily in the city. However, it misses out on outright performance when compared to the competition. The diesel engine is a gem. It has amazing performance. This engine churns about 90 horses and it has six-speed manual transmission. It is quick and even quiet. This makes it an exciting package to consider.

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Hyundai i20 2019 Mileage

Here is one area, which Hyundai needs to work on. The mileage of the petrol engine isn’t very high. It is somewhere in the range of 10-12km/l for the petrol manual in the city. This goes up to 15km/l on the highway. The CVT is also somewhat similar. While, the diesel makes up for it. In the metro areas, it has about 16km/l while on the open road the numbers come very close to 20km/l.

Hyundai i20 2019 Interiors

The interiors of the i20 2019 are good looking. It has black and beige combination, which makes it look attractive. The other important aspect of the i20 inside is its quality. Everything feels high quality, and even the touch and feel of materials is fantastic. The competing cars offer more of a basic finish, but the i20 feels plush. Literally! that’s the word. The instrument cluster is made up of twin dials and driver information sandwiched between it. Top-spec model gets leather-wrapped steering wheel. This makes it feel good. There are multiple controls on the wheel – music, telephone and cruise. There are automatic headlamps and evenrain-sensing wipers. The music system on the i20 is excellent, and in our Best Music System under Rs 12 lakhs cars, the i20 system came second. Do, check out the video.

The i20 comes with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD on the Asta (O) variant. The other features are push start and stop, climate control, rear AC vents as well. In terms of space, the i20 is an excellent package. It doesn’t miss out on any of the features. We reckon in this segment, it is the best-vehicle. In our previous comparisons, the i20 did even win against the Maruti Baleno and the Honda Jazz.

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Maruti Wagon R 2019 Prices, specifications, variants and more

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The Maruti Wagon R 2019 is one of the hottest little affordable small cars in its segment and the market overall. The new engine, Heartect platform, and an all-new design has been a great move and addition by the manufacturer. The car is now available with the following K-Series petrol engines and factory fitted CNG options – 1.0-litre petrol engine with a 5-speed manual or an AMT, a 1.2-litre engine with a 5-speed manual and a CNG version for the 1.0-litre engine with a manual gearbox. These engine and gearbox options on the new Maruti Wagon R make the car attract a lot of customers who are looking for a specific model with specific specifications.

Some key things about the new Wagon R 2019 are –

  • Bigger body and more space
  • More safety
  • Two engine options, 1.0-litre, and 1.2-litre petrol
  • Airbags and ABS will be standard
  • First-time touchscreen which is different than other models

The cars got more features added along with more space and safety too. The Wagon R is now a more attractive package overall. So to know more details, specifications, pictures and features about this car scroll down now.

Also Read: 2019 Maruti Wagon R review

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Maruti Wagon R 2019 Prices and Variants

Maruti WagonR 2019 Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
1.0L Petrol Manual
LXI Rs 4,19,000
VXI Rs 4,69,000
1.0L Petrol AGS
VXI Rs 5,16,000
1.2L Petrol Manual
VXi Rs 4,89,000
ZXI Rs 5,22,000
1.2L Petrol AGS
VXI Rs 5,36,000
ZXI Rs 5,69,000

Also Read: 2019 Maruti Ertiga

Maruti Wagon R 2019 Variants
MT 1.0-litre LXI
MT 1.0-litre VXI
MT 1.0-litre ZXI
AMT 1.0-litre VXI
MT1.2-litre VXI
MT 1.2-litre ZXI
AMT1.2-litre VXI
AMT1.2-litre ZXI

The 1.0-litre VXI also gets a factory fitted CNG model.

Also Read: 2019 Tata Nexon

Maruti Wagon R 2019 Specifications

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

The new engine here is the 4-cylinder, 1.2-litre petrol motor. The 1.o-litre engine will be the entry engine option and will be available with factory fitted CNG. The new Heartect platform has also resulted in more safety and a bigger car. The Maruti Wagon R now really takes the fight to the Hyundai Santro with its updates and features specified below.

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Maruti Wagon R 2019 Safety

  • Driver Airbag
  • ABS with EBD
  • Seat Belt Reminder with Buzzer (Dr.+Co-Dr.)
  • Speed Alert System
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Central Locking
  • Child Proof Rear Door Lock

Also Read: MG Hector will get petrol and diesel automatic

Maruti Wagon R 2019 Features

Wagon R LXI 

  • 1.0-litre engine
  • 5-speed manual
  • Driver’s side airbag (passenger side optional)
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Speed alert system
  • Seat-belt reminder
  • Door-open warning
  • 13-inch steel wheels with 155/80 R13 tyres
  • Manual air-conditioner
  • 12V charging socket
  • Central locking
  • Front power windows
  • Integrated headrests for the front and rear seats

Wagon R VXI 

  • 1.0-litre engine & 1.2-litre engine options
  • 5-speed manual & 5-speed AMT (on both engines)
  • Speed-sensitive door locks
  • Body-colored wing mirrors and door handles
  • Wheel covers for the 14-inch steel wheels shod in 165/70 R14 tyres
  • Blacked-out B-pillar (1.2L only)
  • Power adjustable wing mirrors
  • Tilt adjustable steering
  • Keyless entry
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Day/night inside rear view mirror
  • 60:40 split folding rear seats
  • Audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Steering-mounted controls (1.2L only)

Wagon R ZXI 

  • 1.2-litre engine
  • 5-speed manual & 5-speed AMT
  • Dual front airbags
  • Seat belt pretensioners and load limiters
  • Front fog lamps
  • Rear defogger, washer and wiper
  • Power folding and adjustable wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators
  • Tachometer
  • The 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility

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Maruti Wagon R 2019 Exterior Features

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

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Maruti Wagon R Colors

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

Maruti Wagon R Service and Warranty

The Wagon R 2019 will be available with a warranty of 2 years and 40,000 kilometres. Maruti has also introduced ‘Forever Yours’ Extended Warranty program, gives customers extra benefits – extended peace of mind and higher resale value. The standard warranty can be extended for a nominal amount, prior to warranty lapse, i.e. within 2 years or 40,000 km or whichever is earlier.

*whichever is earlier

Maruti Wagon R Competiton

The cars main competition is the Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro and the Datsun GO.

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Hyundai Styx shown in new teaser

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We have been bringing you the most recent and the most important news concerning the launch of the upcoming Hyundai sub-four meter car. The latest news here is, the company has released a new promo showing the car embarking on a journey. The companies new marketing slogan with this car is – #WhenYouLoveToExplore. The promo shows the car leaving the Chennai factory and will be travelling throughout the nation. The shots shown in the video, give us a sneak peek into the car and it’s designed now. The headlights get DRLs integrated into them. The top variant will get a sunroof and the taillights are very Hyundai Cretaisque. The Hyundai Styx will be the manufactures 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. 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.

Check out more pictures from the promo in our gallery below.

Hyundai Styx side

Below is a spy shot of the upcoming sub-four meter Hyundai Styx shared by our avid readers. The car was earlier spotted testing on the Faridabad Gurgaon expressway in Delhi NCR. Styx 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. The headlights have also been shown in this spy shots below.

To see more spy shots and pictures from the teaser scroll down below.

Hyundai Styx 2019 front

 

Hyundai Styx Launch Date

Car Launch Date
Hyundai Styx 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 Styx has been seen testing in America also. This car is going to be sold in a lot of markets in the world.

Hyundai Styx 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 Styx, 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 Styx 2019

Hyundai Styx Name

There is a big rumour that the car will be called the ‘Styx’. It will be a great name for the sub-four meter Hyundai. There was always a possibility that this car will not be called the Hyundai Carlino in India. The car will be called Carlino in the North American/South American market only mostly.

Hyundai Styx Spy Shots

Hyundai has already started testing this new car in the country. Spy shots of the Hyundai Styx 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 recently. 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.

We don’t know if Hyundai plans to export this car from India to other nations, but it could definitely be a part of the automaker’s plans. The car which is going to go up against the Brezza, EcoSport and the Nexon is shown testing here. 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 center 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 line up.

Hyundai Styx seats

Hyundai Styx spy shots

Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 will be a better option

 Hyundai Styx 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.

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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 Styx 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 Styx will have technology, function and fashion as it three important pillars. The wheel arches are muscular too. 

Hyundai Styx Interior

The Hyundai Styx 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 Styx 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 Styx will be under four meters.

Hyundai Creta 2017 interiors

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 Styx 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 Styx 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 Specifications

Hyundai has announced that the Styx 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 Styx 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 Carlino side

Hyundai Styx Mileage

              Hyundai Carlino Mileage

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

Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 will be safer than Tata Nexon

Hyundai Styx Competition

The Hyundai Styx 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 Styx 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 with its new products. There is also the Tata Nexon that will compete with the Styx. The Mahindra TUV300 can also be called as competition to this SUV. The competition has now become stiff as other compact SUVs have now upped the game.

There is also the Ford EcoSport and the Honda WR-V, which will be a serious threat to the Styx. These are the new players that have been doing well in the Indian car market. Hyundai will want to counter them all with the new range of its products. Hyundai will be looking at getting the best-in-class space, features, design, performance and mileage on board with the Styx.

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Styx will finally be the car to lead Hyundai’s charge into the sub-four meter SUV market

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Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol: Will get automatic when launched

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The Maruti Vitara Brezza is the highest selling compact SUV in India. It was the company’s strategy to introduce the Vitara Brezza in diesel only. Some might say this strategy has been paying off as the car is a segment killer but having more options in your hat is not a bad thing. Many buyers are today opting for the petrol offerings from its competitors that come in both Petrol and Diesel versions. Maruti has last introduced the AMT version of the Vitara Brezza and given it a mild facelift. This was done right after the launch of Tata Nexon AMT. Also, with prices coming down now, this car is going to receive the 1.5-litre petrol engine of the Ciaz. The Brezza sells high numbers and the introduction of a petrol version will be beneficial. The petrol variant will lower the price of the Brezza. It will bring down the ex-showroom price under ₹7 lakhs. This is going to be a win-win situation for Maruti. A petrol Vitara Brezza would most likely become the cheapest SUV after the Tata Nexon or at least eat into its sales. The petrol version will be a good option for those who mainly drive in the city. The Maruti petrol engines have always been strong sellers. The Brezza petrol will be more affordable. Also, we think this car could be offered with an AMT gearbox and features like a sunroof, cruise control and an SHVS system.

What kind of power will this engine offer, and what shall be its mileage? Read further to find out about more Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

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Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol will reduce the pricing of the car. It will be a good option especially for those who have minimal driving cycle on a daily basis.

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Tata Altroz unveiled at Geneva Motor Show

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2019 Tata Altroz

Yes, folks, you heard it first here. We are the first to bring you this news. The production name of the upcoming Tata hatchback code-named 45x – Tata Altroz. Tata has now unveiled it at the 2019 GIMS. The car has taken inspiration from the Albatross which is a bird that is know to dwell at the sea and can cover great distances without taking a break.

Keep scrolling down to see different pictures of the car.

2019 Tata Altroz

 

What do you think will be the price, specs and features on this premium hatchback? Will you wait for the Altroz and not buy an i20?

Tata Altroz Launch Date in India

Launch Date August 2019

The Tata Altroz will be launched this year, August. It will be unvieled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. We had earlier reported that the car will be launched around September. We were pretty close. The car will be shown in its production avatar at the Geneva Motor Show. The car is currently undergoing rigorous tests. The pictures of the testing mule of this car have been spotted and released multiple times. Currently, the company is focusing on Harrier, Nexon, Tiago, and Tigor. The Harrier, Tigor and Tiago have their JTP versions were launched recently.

2019 Tata Altroz

 

Tata Altroz Price in India

Tata 45X Price (on-road price)
Minimum ₹6 lakhs
Maximum ₹10 lakhs

The Tata Altroz is likely to be priced between Rs 6 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs, on-road. Tata will try and undercut the Maruti Baleno in pricing. This will give it a tremendous edge. The car will be manufactured locally. Thus, from the start, this will give it a big edge in competitive pricing. If the pricing of the Nexon is to be considered, then we can safely assume the Tata 45X is going to want a large piece of the segment. The i20, Jazz, Punto, and Baleno are a part of the premium hatchback segment and have shaped the market to their needs. Tata will have to make sure that they give the features that a customer in this segment is used to. Cars sold in this segment carry certain customer expectations and demands that need to be fulfilled by the manufacturer while being very competitively and closely priced. The Altroz is an exciting package and should be offering some good value for money.

2019 Tata Altroz

 

Tata Altroz Images

 

Tata Altroz Safety 

The Tata Altroz will also be a very safe car when it will launch. The car could get 6 airbags, Traction control, ABS, EBD, ESP and other safety features like Corner Control Stability and also Pedestrian safety.

2019 Tata Altroz

 

Also Read: 2019 Baleno is here

Tata Altroz Design

When it comes to styling, the Altroz follows the Impact 2.0 design language. This design language is what is to be used by Tata Motors on all its future models. This hatchback is based on the Advanced Modular Platform. This platform will underpin all kinds of vehicles from Tata Motors in the coming times. The Tata Altroz is a futuristic concept. It has sharp lines and a very aerodynamic design. Shod with a sleek front end, the windshield rakes sharply, to give it a very sporty stance. It looks dynamic even at a standstill. The whole car gives off a very athletic vibe. The spoiler looks like a continuation of the roof of the car.

 

2019 Tata AltrozThe Tata 45X gets a thin grille. It’s fitted with LED headlamps and DRLs. There is going to be a separate grille on the lower part of the front bumper. The front bumper itself looks very big and low. Flared wheel arches make it look muscular. The car is wide enough to rival the likes of Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno. The Tata 45X has a long wheelbase. It is low slung and the engine bay is small. This gives us a sense that the cabin shall be very spacious. This is what will be its USP and what customers would like to have in a premium hatchback. The other thing if you notice is the flat bonnet will aid in visibility and make manoeuvring this car in traffic a breeze. The result will be the driver having a relaxed drive.

2019 Tata Altroz

 

Tata Altroz Specifications

Engine 1.2-litre petrol 1.5-litre diesel
Power 100bhp 110bhp
Torque 160Nm 260Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual 6-speed manual

The Altroz is going to get a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. There could even be a non-turbo version, which will be an entry price point version. This shall be the same 84bhp, we have already seen on the Tata Tiago as well. The diesel might be the 1.5-litre, which will be shared with the Nexon. These are the new generation engines from Tata. The engines will churn about 100-110bhp of power and will be offered with a six-speed manual and also AMT options. These will be the first set of premium hatchbacks that shall get AMT. The engines will be fuel efficient too. The six-speed gearbox will do wonders for the mileage. They might not be the best when it comes to performance, but they will offer a good package, especially at the price this car is expected to come at. It will also be cheaper and more cost effective to have an AMT unit in the car rather than a traditional automatic. This could be one of the same units as seen on the Nexon.

2019 Tata Altroz

However, there is some talk about this car getting a CVT gearbox like the Hyundai i20. The automatics will come in later. This is what most of the Indian car brands have been doing. A bit too annoying habit for all of us. Auto buyers please wait for it.

Tata Altroz Competition

The Tata Altroz will be competing with the Fiat Punto, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno and the Honda Jazz. Tata Motors is looking at enhancing its reach in this segment. What they will have to offer is the best in class, that is when it will work out. This car is expected to bring some more zing into the segment, which is veering towards SUVs. It is interesting that Tata will be making the car available.

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2019 Tata Nexon to come next year with some more features

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Tata Nexon 2019 – it gets minor changes. The Nexon was launched in 2017, and since then it has been a runaway success for the brand. The Tiago is the best-seller followed by Tata Nexon. The Nexon has been made on the Vista platform, however it has been heavily modified. A compact SUV that can go up against the might Vitara Brezza and the Ecosport. Tata Motors has been updating the product often and this is where it shines. The last few updates, have been some addition or removal of features and even the inclusion of AMT in petrol and diesel engines.

We will share with you all the details. The 2019 version isn’t a facelift, as Tiago also hasn’t got one. The Tiago was launched before the Nexon, a year and half before. So, first the Tiago will get an update, which will be later in 2019. The Nexon will get an update as a facelift by the end of 2020. Not anytime before that.

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Tata Nexon 2019 Price in India 

Where the Nexon shines is pricing. Nothing in this segment can touch it. As the Nexon comes for Rs 7.5 lakhs (on-road) for the base model. While the rest of the competition pricing starts only at Rs 9.8 lakhs for their base petrol models. So, buyers who are looking at models like Swift, Amaze, DZire, Aspire and even Freestyle will also consider the Nexon. While the other SUVs are a lot more expensive. If you are in the market to get an SUV that is under Rs 9.5 lakhs, this is the only choice. The KUV100 is smaller in size. This gives Tata Motors a complete segment to dominate.

Nexon 2019 Variants Price in India (ex-showroom)
XE Petrol INR 6.46 lakhs
XM Petrol INR 7.21 lakhs
XT Petrol INR 7.79 lakhs
XZ Petrol INR 8.26 lakhs
XZ+ Petrol INR 9.06 lakhs
XMA Petrol INR 7.81 lakhs
XZA+ Petrol INR 9.89 lakhs
XE Diesel INR 7.5 lakhs
XM Diesel INR 8.19 lakhs
XT Diesel INR 8.72 lakhs
XZ Diesel INR 9.26 lakhs
XZ+ Diesel INR 9.96 lakhs
XMA Diesel INR 8.89 lakhs
XZA+ Diesel INR 10.66 lakhs

2019 Tata Nexon Variants

There was a new variant had recently been launched in the Nexon. The XZ variant. At the time of the launch of the Nexon there was only the XZ+ variant, which was top of the line. This variant was followed by the XT, XM and XE variants. The Tata Nexon XZ variant sits just below the XZ+. This variant offloads some of the features offered in the XZ+ like the dual-tone roof, daytime running lights (DRLs), alloy wheels, front and a rear armrests, 60:40 split-folding rear seats, front and rear fog lamps, rear defogger, push button start and also the smart key. This variant is priced at Rs. 7.99 lakhs for petrol and Rs. 8.99 lakhs for diesel, (ex-showroom, Delhi).The 2019 Tata Nexon will continue with this variant. There has been no talk of new variants coming with the Nexon.

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2019 Tata Nexon Colors

The Nexon is available in five color options:

  • Moroccan Blue
  • Vermont Red
  • Seattle Silver
  • Glasgow Grey
  • Calgary White

2019 Tata Nexon Features

The 2019 Tata Nexon boasts a lot of great features. Here is a breakdown of the features variant wise.

XE (base variant)

  • Steel Wheels
  • Front Power windows
  • Manual AC
  • Driver Information System
  • Multi driving modes
  • Dual airbags
  • ABS with EBD

XM (all features of XE) and

  • Harman 4 speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth
  • Steering mounted controls
  • ConnectNext smartphone integration
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Central locking with remote
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Electric ORVMs

XT (all features of XM) and

  • Body coloured ORVMs and door handles
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rear AC vents with blower control
  • Electrically retractable ORVMs
  • Cooled glovebox

XZ (all features of XT) and

  • 5-inch floating top touchscreen
  • Projector headlamps
  • Harman 8-speaker audio system
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Android Auto

XZ+ (all features of XT) and

  • Push button start
  • Smart key
  • Reverse camera
  • LED DRLs
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Cornering fog lamps
  • 60:40 rear split seats
  • Rear armrest
  • Floor console storage

Tata Nexon red rear

The 2019 Tata Nexon might get some great features like cruise control, leather upholstery, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlamps.

2019 Tata Nexon Design

The 2019 Tata Nexon’s is design will remain unchanged. It’s a departure from the boxy styling and comes out more stylish and suave in the SUV segment. Tata will not bring any changes to this design. The Nexon surely turns heads wherever it goes and looks really impressive and attractive.

2019 Tata Nexon Interior

Tata cars have always been spacious and so is the Nexon. This is also one of the biggest USPs of the Nexon. In terms of space and features, the Nexon is extremely competitive. There is generous amount of leg room and headroom, both at the front and at the rear. The 2019 Tata Nexon will still carry on this trait.

There are a number of features including keyless entry, push start stop, HD touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and reverse camera. Navigation can be connected from a smart phone. For rear passengers there will be AC vents with blower speed control and rear arm rest too. All these features are going to see no change or upgrade in the 2019 Tata Nexon.

Tata Nexon drive modes

  2019 Tata Nexon Specifications

The 2019 Tata Nexon will come with the same petrol and diesel engine. The 1.2-litre turbo petrol delivers about 108bhp of power and 180Nm of maximum torque. The Tata Tiago also uses the same engine, but it gets a turbocharger in the Nexon, for better performance. The power output is also higher. It comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This is something unique in this segment for a petrol vehicle.

Engine 1.2-litre turbo petrol 1.5-litre turbo diesel
Power 108bhp 108bhp
Torque 180Nm 260Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual, AMT
Steering Electric power assisted
Ground Clearance 200mm
Tyre Size 16-inch

The other engine is a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out about 108bhp of power and it comes with best-in-class torque of 260Nm. The diesel engine is the most powerful one in the segment and this also comes with a 6speed manual transmission. This year the Nexon also got an AMT gearbox too. This engine is a four-cylinder one, unlike the three-cylinder one found on the Tiago. Both engines get multiple driving modes which are Eco, City and Sport.

2019 Tata Nexon Competition

The 2019 Tata Nexon will compete directly with the Ford Ecosport, Honda WRV and  Maruti Vittara Brezza. It also proves to be a bargain when it comes to the Hyundai Certa. In this whole pack the 2019 Tata Nexon stands out as a formidable value for money package.

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2019 Tata Nexon will get some extra updates and this will make it an even exciting package to consider.

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Maruti Ertiga 2019 – Price, features and specs, still an all-rounder?

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The new Maruti Ertiga 2019 had come last year. This car is already setting sales charts on fire. The car’s price starts at Rs 7.44 lakhs (ex-showroom). This year we expect the car to get the new 1.5-litre diesel engine that is being made by Maruti to be offered on this car along with a six-speed gearbox.

To know about prices, features, variants and more, scroll down.

Also Read: 2019 Ertiga to come with CNG variant on petrol engine?

Maruti Ertiga 2019 Price in India

Variants Price
LXi ₹ 7.44 lakhs
VXi ₹ 8.16 lakhs
VXi AMT ₹ 9.18 lakhs
ZXi ₹ 8.99 lakhs
ZXi AMT ₹ 9.95 lakhs
ZXi+ ₹ 9.50 lakhs
Diesel  Price
LDi ₹ 8.84 lakhs
VDi ₹ 9.55 lakhs
Top Variants (Diesel)
ZDi 10.39 lakhs
ZDi+ 10.90 lakhs

The Maruti Ertiga 2019 pricing is impressive and the sales figure show. This is one area that Maruti cannot go wrong. The pricing of the car is very aggressive. The car is now bigger, wider and taller than the last generation of the Ertiga. The 2019 Maruti Ertiga has put the newly launched Marazzo on notice with this pricing. The Marazzo’s price has increased since its launch by Rs 40,000.

Also Read: Mahindra Marazzo – new 7 seater MUV 

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Maruti Ertiga 2019 Specifications

Features and Specifications Petrol Diesel
Dimensions
Length 4395mm
Width 1735mm
Height 1690mm
Wheelbase 2740mm
Turning Radius 5.2mm
Seating Capacity 7 people
Boot space 209L(3 rows, 550L (2 rows), 803L (1 row)
Engine
Type K15 SMART HYBRID DDIS 200 SMART HYBRID
Capacity 1462CC 1248CC
Power [email protected],600rpm [email protected]
Torque [email protected] [email protected]
Fuel Capacity 45Litres
Drive and Transmission
Drive 2WD, Front wheel drive
Transmission 5MT/AT 5MT
Brake
Front Ventilated Disc
Rear Leading and Trailing Drum
Suspension
Front Mac Pherson Strut and coil spring
Rear Torsion Beam and Coil Spring
Tyre Size 185/65/R15
Weight
Kerb weight 1135kg-1170kg 1220kg-1245kg
Gross Weight 1730kg(MT), 1740kg(AT) 1800kg
New Technology
Idle Start Stop Available
Brake Energy Regeneration Available
Torque Assist Available

Maruti Ertiga 2018 rear motion

Maruti Ertiga 2019 Variants 

Fuel Type Variants
Petrol Lxi, Vxi, Vxi AT, Zxi, Zxi AT, Zxi+
Diesel Ldi, Vdi, Zdi, Zdi+

Maruti Ertiga 2019 Dimensions

Length 4395mm
Width 1735mm
Height 1690mm
Wheelbase 2740mm
Boot Space 153 litres

Maruti New Ertiga 2019 Mileage

Variant Mileage
Petrol MT 19.34kmpl
Petrol AT 18.69kmpl
Diesel MT 25.47kmpl

Maruti Ertiga 2019 New Features

The car comes with new features and specs like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, standard dual airbags, Hill Hold, LED tail-lights, projector headlamps, push start-stop, air-cooled cup holder, wooden finish interior and most importantly a micro-hybrid system in the form of SHVS. To get up to speed with the new 2019 Ertiga, scroll down.

Maruti New Ertiga 2019 Interior

The interiors are all new. They are similar to the new DZire as they offer somewhat the same design. Like the Dzire, there are inserts of faux wood to the dashboard and doors. There is a new design for the AC vents, stylish wooden touches, and all beige interiors. A 6.5-inch touchscreen system. There is push start and stop, keyless entry, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with inbuilt navigation. Dual airbags and ABS are be a standard feature. One of the most impressive bits about the new Ertiga 2019 interiors is space and the quality.  Every seat gets its own cup holder and the centre console gets a chilled cup holder. The materials look a lot more premium than they are at the moment. The seat quality, the fabric IS much better than the current vehicle. The cup holders have a cooling function.

The wheelbase has been increased. This means that the new MUV has better knee room for the second row. What’s more, they even offer better space too for the third row of passengers. The India-spec version gets automatic climate control. However, there is no cruise control on offer. The second-row gets a 60:40 split and third-row gets a 50:50 split. The boot space has increased too.

Also Read: Kia SP – cheaper than Creta?

Maruti Ertiga 2018 Front motion

Maruti Ertiga 2019 Design

The new MUV gets a sharp design.  It looks more premium now. The front reminds you of the Innova Crysta. There is a wide front grille with chrome surround and the headlamps are sweptback large ones. This offers projector lamps and even daytime running LEDs as well. There shall be 15-inch wheels on offer. The side profile is sleek and proportioned. The rear too is all new and looks more premium now. The overall appeal is now better.

In terms of dimensions, the length has increased a bit and even the height is about 5mm more. The width has also increased. This has improved the space inside the car. The Ertiga now looks matured and more premium. This has worked in its favour and Maruti continues to add more to its current USP of the Ertiga. One of the strongest points for the new Ertiga is its styling. The new-gen Marutis are looking stylish and this is be one of the talking points for this MUV.

Maruti Ertiga 2019 Exterior Pictures

Maruti Ertiga 2019 Interior Pictures

Also Read: Maruti Swift 2019 | Renault RBC – Wait for it

Maruti Ertiga 2019 Competition

The Maruti Ertiga 2019 directly competes with Renault’s Lodgy. The Lodgy is a bigger car than the Ertiga. The Renault also offers a more powerful engine with six-speeded gearbox. The Lodgy has a far bigger boot than the Ertiga and has a bigger fuel tank. There are more features on the Lodgy than the Ertiga. The new car has a lot to rectify and bring back into its favor. The car wins on pricing as the Lodgy is still very expensive. In fact, the Ertiga is still 2 lakh cheaper than the Lodgy.

 

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The Maruti Ertiga 2019 will be a much improved vehicle. It will be an ideal family vehicle and an MUV. There will be more features on offer this time.

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Renault Duster 2019 will be a major facelift, launch at Diwali

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The Renault Duster 2019 is a highly anticipated car for the Indian market. An India launch of this new SUV is expected next year. A major facelift of the Renault Duster has been pending. Once the best selling SUV, the Duster has lately come under threat from growing competition and lack of features to defend itself. The butchy SUV looks and relatively compact dimensions had customers queuing up to buy this vehicle. The Duster was a favorite for many years. It came with a powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine, all of which made it a winning concoction. It was very comfortable too. Now, with many new premium SUVs and compact SUVs coming in with new features the Duster has to step it’s game up.

Renault will try and win the market share it once enjoyed. Renault’s best seller in India, before the introduction of Kwid, needs a revamp. How will the New Renault Duster 2019 be?  What features will it get? Will it get features from its cousin, the Nissan Kicks? Read further for a detailed preview of the same.

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The Renault Duster 2019 will be a revamped SUV. It will be a good option to consider, once launched. It is expected to come by late 2019.

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Renault RBC interior revealed in latest Spy Shots

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Renault RBC is the French automaker’s answer to the Ertiga. RBC is the internal codename. The RBC will be a seven-seater MUV. This will be based on the Kwid platform and it will be coming in next. The car is expected to be a volume churner for Renault and could be a shared product for the Alliance of Nissan and Renault. Nissan had the Evalia and it did not work out in our market. 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 RBC Renault will have some ground rules, objectives and goals in mind, such as-

  • The RBC 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

The most recent news on this car has been the spy shots that have surfaced and shown the interiors. The RBC is going to get a premium and an upmarket interior that can compete with the Maruti Ertiga. The car will be given a lot more features too.

Renault RBC India

The Renault RBC will also be priced very strategically. 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.

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Kia SP concept spotted testing, nears production form

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Kia Motors’ production version of the Kia SP concept SUV will be the first car the South Korean car maker in the country. SUVs in India have been very popular with customers and every manufacturer is diversifying their portfolio to accommodate more SUVs. Citron is coming to India with the Aircross, which is an SUV. The upcoming MG Hector from MG Motors will also be coming this year. All this will turn this year into another onslaught of SUVs. The Kia SP is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 16 lakhs (Ex-showroom India). This will make the car highly competitive among its rivals. The car will also be feature packed and will be a great car to consider above the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass and the Tata Harrier.

There are now some new spy shots that have revealed the car in its production form. Check them out in the story below.

Kia SP India Launch

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

Car Launch Date
KIA SP November 2019

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Kia SP India Price

Internationally Kia has the reputation of being the alternative to Hyundai cars and in some cases, the cheaper alternative. In India, we don’t know how they will handle the market with Hyundai. We do know that they will be competitive. We had predicted that the Kia SP India will not be more expensive than the Hyundai Creta. It should be within the 15 lakh price range. Now we have reports saying that the car will be around Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 16 lakhs. This will make the car a very interesting choice to consider over it’s Hyundai sibling.

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

 

Kia SP India Design

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

Kia-SP-production model rear

 

KIA SP India Name

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

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Kia SP India Interior

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

Kia SP interior

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

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Kia SP India Spy Shots 

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

Kia SP concept pictures

Also Read: Nissan Kicks interiors will be best in class

KIA SP India Render 

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

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

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

Kia SP India Features

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

Rain-Sensing Wipers

Automatic Headlamps

Cooled Glove-box

Ventilated Seats

Sunroof

Electrically adjustable mirrors

Alloy wheels

Projector headlamps and LED tail lights

Leather Upholstery

Cruise Control

Android Auto/AppleCarplay

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Kia SP India Specifications

Nothing on this is out yet. We can say though that there will be the option of one-litre and the newly developed 1.5-litre engine that will be available on this car. The car could have both petrol and diesel engines on option. Both manual and a CVT automatic transmission could be considered for India. AWD is not expected to be offered on the SP as it is not in high demand in India – the Renault Duster is the only SUV in the segment to offer it and it’s not setting the sales charts on fire. There are many details about this car that are yet to come out. Like the Nexon, we could see different driving modes. We could see the Kia SP also get aids like traction control, ESP and cruise control.

One more interesting detail about this car is that the platform of this car will be also used in the upcoming Hyundai Creta 7 seater. The

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Kia SP India Competition

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

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Tata Rs 3 Lakh car coming soon to compete with Maruti Alto

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Just when we thought Tata SUVs are coming into the market at an insane rate, there is now news about the company wanting to jump into another segment. The segment in which many Indians buy their first car. The small car segment where the Maruti Alto rules and the Renault Kwid and the Datsun Redi-GO fight. The Tata Rs 3 Lakh car will be coming to woo first time buyers and an income group that aspires to get on four wheels by spending by the lowest amount of money possible.

“There is still some market volume (in the segment) below the Tiago and Tigor, where we don’t have a dominant play today – but where we would like to have a play,” Guenter Butschek, CEO, Tata Motors told one source.

Tata Rs 3 Lakh car Launch

We have just found out that the car will be made in the future or that Tata even has the urge to make such a vehicle. The car will not be coming right now or anytime soon. The cars like the Tata Buzzard, the H2X and the upcoming updated Tata Tiago will be more important to Tata. An Alto competition car like this will be seen post-2020 or 2021. This will be when Tata has completed the first set of products it envisioned with the new OMEGA and ALPHA platforms.

Tata Rs 3 Lakh car Price

It has to be cheap and cut-throat. The Tata Rs 3 lakh car will be Tata’s second outing in the sub 3 lakh car segment after the Nano. This will mean applying a lot of what the company learned with marketing and the image of the car being intact for buyers to love the product. The pricing of the car will begin at Rs 2.2 lakhs and should go up to Rs 3 lakhs (Ex-showroom, India). This will mean variants will have a base variant, a top variant, an automatic and a factory-fitted CNG model.

Tata Rs 3 Lakh car Specifications

Tata has got a good engine with the 1.2-litre 3 cylinder petrol engine that is offered on the Tiago. The car could be offered with the different and more economical stage of tune or within a few years, we could see Tata make a smaller capacity engine that is more suited to this segment. A 1.0-litre engine is something that Tata could have in the works. It will be economical, easier to pack in a small car. We have seen a small engine from Tata earlier with the 600cc engine in the Nano.

Tata Tiago AMT engine

Also Read: The Tata Altroz will get features not available in Baleno and Jazz

Tata Rs 3 Lakh car Design

This car will be in tune with the design language that is seen on the current Tata cars that have been designed with the Humanity 2.0 language. The car will get exterior touches and finishes like – a dual tone color job, DRLs, rear parking sensors, sporty spoiler and turn indicators integrated into the rearview mirrors. The car will also have design inspiration from SUVs in Tata’s line-up. On the inside, we will see a lot of equipment and design from the Altroz and the Tiago make its way there.

Tata-Tiago-JTP Mirror Design

Tata will also make sure that the car is very safe. Tata has been gaining a reputation of its cars becoming safer and better in build quality. The car will be an interesting and overall appealing product to look forward too.

Tata Rs 3 Lakh car Competition

The car will compete with the Maruti Alto, Datsun Redi-Go and the Renault Kwid.

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Honda Activa 6G Coming Soon

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The Honda Activa received a lot of changes in its last update. A new headlight, an instrument cluster and much more. But with the new Honda Activa 6G, we will see more. The Honda Activa 6G will firstly spot the updated BS6 engine. The bike will also get a mild redesign too. But for the most part, we think that this bike will remain the same. The no-nonsense approach from Honda will continue and the bike will keep attracting a steady stream of buyers.

The pictures shared here are BS6 ready scooter being tested for ARAI’s mileage test. It also appears that the scooter is the Honda Activa 125. The chrome and front design give it away.

Honda Activa 5G front

Honda Activa 6G Launch

The Honda Activa 6G will come next year, It could be shown at the 2020 Auto Expo. The scooter will be one of the biggest launches of next year. While this date is a speculated time, we will get a more solid date closer to when this scooter is launched.

Honda Activa 6G Price In India

The Honda Activa 6G is going to again come to the market at a reasonable price and we do not expect it increase in price. the Activa 6G should come around Rs 55,000 to Rs 61,000 (Ex-showroom). The scooter will continue to be made using a metal body. This will make sure that the Activa still is an attractive option for its buyers.

Honda Activa 5G Ignition switch

Honda Activa 6G Specifications

The Honda Activa 6G is a bike that has been made with a great amount of understanding from the past. So stuff like telescopic forks will again not make its way on the bike. BS6 is an expensive technology and the price will be further increased if the Activa 6G will be given telescopic forks. The bike will continue with a metal body and the tyres will now get alloy wheels. The 12-inch tyres will get black alloys. There will be the 110cc and 125cc engine on offer with a disc brake up front and a drum at the rear. There will be CBS offered on this bike too. Other than this we do not see any more changes specifications wise. All these new scooters will be BS6, which will mean that it should be fuel injection.

Honda Activa 5G side panel

Honda Activa 6G New Features

The Honda Activa 6G will be getting a kill switch, parking stand warning and a new instrument cluster which has adopted a few things from the Honda Grazia. We will see an overall improvement in the quality of parts too. The LED headlamp and the daytime running light will continue to be offered. The Activa 6G will be offered with drum brakes only. There will be disc brakes. But combi braking will be carried forward on it.

Honda Activa 6G Competiton

The Honda Activa 6G will continue to compete with the TVS Jupiter and the Hero Maestro. The BS6 laws will mean a definite increase in the price of the vehicles. The increase will also make sure that better equipment and more features are offered.

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MG Hector to come with eSIM and a personal OS

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Big news! The MG Hector has been finally spotted in production form. The car has been spotted in Britain. Below are the pictures of the car.

MG Hector front

From the front, the car gets a very Tata Harrier like design. The headlights cluster and DRL has a resemblance to the Harrier’s unit. The use of chrome also does not go unnoticed.

MG Hector production form rear

At the rear, we have LED taillights that resemble the Audi Q7 a lot and the dual exhausts look very sporty. What does not look sporty are the tyres. The overhangs make the tyres look tiny.

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. The 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.

MGas decided to introduce the Hector SUV in both diesel and petrol variants at the time of its launch. The 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre compass engines won’t only get a manual gearbox but will also get a 6-speed automatic gearbox too. According to one source, the car will get safety systems like traction control as standard across all variants. The car will also be available with 17-inch wheels as standard. The option of alloys will come mostly from the 2nd or 3rd variant.

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. The car is currently testing in cold weather conditions and will be launched later this year.

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

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

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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 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.

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MG Hector Mid-2019

MG Hector Price

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

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MG Hector base variant Rs 15 lakhs
MG Hector top variant Rs 20 lakhs

MG Hector Snow Testing

MG Hector Interior and Design

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

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

MG Hector headlights DRL

 

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

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

 MG Hector Specifications

The premium car that will be the MG Hector is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel. 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.

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MG Hector Dimensions

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

MG Hector Spy Shots

 

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

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

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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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2019 Ford Figo Blu spotted testing in city traffic

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The new 2019 Ford Figo facelift is due to come. Just like the Aspire facelift expected soon, the Figo will also get some styling updates and a new heart. There will be more features also offers this time. The latest thing that we will see is the 2019 Ford Figo Blu. Yes, a new variant that will be the top-end for this car will be coming soon. To stay relevant and perform in this segment the cars needs to have a variant that caters to all needs. With the Figo Blu, the car will be targeting the premium customers of the Hyundai i20 and the Honda Jazz. This trim will basically be the ‘Titanium Plus’ version of the Figo. There will be Ambiente, Titanium and Titanium Blu.

Scroll down below to know more about this car and the unique changes this variant will get. This specific variants pictures were also shared with us by an avid reader, do see those too.

2019 Ford Figo Blu Price

The 2019 Ford Figo Blu should start at around Rs 8 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) to Rs 9.5 lakhs. The 2019 Ford Figo Blu will be a great value for money choice when one takes under consideration the extra features.

2019 Ford Figo Blu Price
BLU variant Rs 6 lakhs (Ex-Showroom)

2019 Ford Figo Blu Specifications

The new 2019 Ford Figo Blu will get both the petrol and the diesel engine option. The petrol 1.2-litre with more power mated to a manual gearbox only, the new 1.5-litre petrol that will be available with a manual and a new 6-speed automatic. The Figo will also continue to get the 1.5-litre diesel with a 5-speed manual gearbox. There shall be no change in its specifications. It will be a great choice for those looking at top end Figo. This has replaced the Figo Sport variant for the Indian car market.

2019 Ford Figo Blu

2019 Ford Figo Blu Spy Shots

2019 Ford Figo Blu Design 

The car will not be very different in looks compared to the current car. As we have seen the Aspire launch first, the Figo won’t get projector headlamps. The front and rear bumper have been redesigned and the rear taillights have been slightly tweaked too. There are blue inserts here and there. The rest of the car will remain the same. All-black grille and wing mirrors, blue fog-lamp surround, side and rear decals, dual-tone finish (contrast roof), 15-inch black alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering, automatic headlamps and wipers, automatic day/night inside rear-view mirror.

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2019 Ford Figo Blu Competition

The 2019 Ford Figo Blu will compete with the Honda Jazz, Maruti Baleno and the Hyundai i20. This move shows how Ford wants to target premium customers. We will get you more on this car once it is launched.

 

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2019 Hero Xpulse 200 coming soon, new spy shots

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Hero MotorCorp has declared that Hero Xpulse 200 will be their next big launch at EICMA last year. It was also revealed that the bike will be officially launched in January 2019, that seems to have not happened. The most exciting part about it is that Hero is targeting the bikes price under ₹ 1 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, it will be cheaper than the RE Himalayan by one lakh. The Xpulse is an indigenous product, manufactured in India and will be a revolution in affordable adventure biking. It has been under development for quite some time. The EICMA 2017 saw the first unveil of this bike. The Auto Expo 2018 had an improvised version showcased. The production version shown last year at EICMA has all of us waiting for the launch. The bike was one of the attractions at the show.

Below are images that were leaked online of the bike show the vehicle in production guise and ready for launch. Check them out and also scroll down to know more about the Xpulse 200’s specifcations and other features –

Hero Xpulse

The 2019 Hero Xpulse 200 will replace the Hero Impulse and fill in the void that the bike had left. It will be more powerful as well. This is good news for many enthusiasts who want a bike in this genre and price point. In fact, there are many Impulse bikes found with modifications in the engine. It seems the Xpulse will provide relief to riders. The Xpulse 200 is an adventure tourer. The bike will be a cheaper option to the Royal Enfield Himalayan. It will be more affordable as well. The engine will be powerful and is expected to offer good comfort as well. What will the Hero Xpulse be all about? Read further to know more.

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