This Ssangyong Rexton will be allegedly christened as Mahindra XUV 700. Mahindra would not want to brand it as Rexton, because of its initial failure. This SUV was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018, where it still had the Rexton badging. The internal code name for the car is Y400.
Last we knew was, that this cars launch was delayed. The car will be launched next month but not on 9th, October. Mahindra was going to postpone the launch of this SUV into the last week of October. Mahindra and Mahindra have now officially announced that its all-new SUV – Y400 will be launched on 19th November this year. It will be Mahindra’s most expensive SUV in the market and will be placed above the XUV 500. The upcoming SUV will take on the likes of Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V, Skoda Kodiaq and the Toyota Fortuner.
The Mahindra XUV700 will be a localised product. It drivetrain will be suited for local conditions. It looks modern, fresh and designed for the Indian market. Mahindra wants to pit it against the Toyota Fortuner and get our own desi version of a full-size SUV. It will be offered globally with petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric options. What all will India get? Read further to know more.
Mahindra XUV 700 Launch Date in India
Mahindra XUV 700
Mahindra was looking to get the XUV 700 in the first quarter of 2019. But, now the date has been stepped up. The car will be launched right around the festive season. The new XUV 700 will become the new flagship for the Mahindra brand. This will help them to enhance their sales numbers. This new SUV will have a good range and network. The only change in the initial launch period and timing is that the car will be launched in the last week of October now. This we think is being done because of the launch of the Hyundai Santro and Aspire facelift. Mahindra will now launch the car on 19th November.
We have seen good improvements in Mahindra vehicles lately. The KUV100 NXT is an example of that. Mahindra believes in adopting new technologies quickly. Their vehicles are now more reliable and offer a good mix of performance and utility. The Mahindra XUV 700 will be an affordable SUV, but the premium quotient will still be high. Though technologies will be shared with Ssangyong, this SUV will be manufactured locally. The powertrain also will be suited for Indian conditions. It will be priced aggressively and this help it grab some market share from the Fortuner and Endeavour.
Mahindra XUV 700 Spy Shots
The XUV700 is going to be a big car and maneuvering it is going to be a challenge. Thus, in the spy shots we see the big touchscreen with the 360 degree camera. There are going to be a minimum of four cameras mounted on the sides of the car. They will sync up and provide a 360 degree vision for driver. These cameras will also help in off-roading and making sure that you can park or drive in narrow lanes without hitting obstacles. The XUV 700 is going to be a bigger car than the the Toyota Fortuner and this feature will be more than the add-on and more of a need.
Mahindra XUV 700 Price in India
|Minimum Price||₹ 20 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||₹ 29 Lakh|
(ex-showroom price, expected)
This new SUV will be competing with the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour primarily. As this will have the home advantage, the price of the Mahindra XUV 700 will be a lot more aggressive. We reckon it will start from where the top model of the XUV500 is available. So, this new SUV will be priced in the range of ₹ 21 lakhs to₹ 27 lakhs (ex-showroom). This will mean cheaper than the competition. by atleast about Rs 5-7 lakhs. This will make it an exciting package. The XUV 700 being a Mahindra product, it will have the advantage of wider network too.
Mahindra XUV 700 Mileage
The Mahindra XUV 700 will try to be fuel efficient as well. The petrol is expected to offer a mileage of around 8km/l and the diesel about 12km/l in the city. On the highway, it should return around 11km/l and the diesel about 14km/l. There will be an electric version for India instead of an hybrid, which will be available for overseas markets. We expect the range of the electric batteries to be about 300 kilometres in one charge at least as even the KUV 100 electric will have that kind of a range.
Mahindra XUV 700 Design
The new design language will be similar to other Mahindra vehicles. There will be the seven slat front grille, a lot of lines running across. It will look like a proper SUV and not a crossover. 17-inch alloy wheels will be seen on this SUV and the Mahindra XUV 700 will look proportionate from every angle. There will be a AWD option available and the SUV will have scuff plates below. This will improve its ability to go off the road with ease.
The ground clearance shall be at least 220mm, which will make it a good off-roader. There shall be LED headlamps, with daytime running lights and LED tail lamps too. The design will be muscular and have rugged elements.
The Rexton design will be carried forward on the XUV 700. There will be Mahindra styling added to it. So, the front grille shall have seven vertical slats. Headlamps will be projector with daytime running LEDs. It will have an imposing front end. The fog lamps are LEDs and there is chrome on the grille. The SUV showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 had metallic blue that did look premium. From the side profile it has similarity to the previous Rexton, though this looks a lot more mature. The 18-inch wheels are present on this vehicle and it will even have roof rails too.
Mahindra XUV 700 Interior Images
The Mahindra XUV 700 will get an all-new dashboard. The images of the same have not yet been released. There will be many elements similar to the Rexton. Most of the materials that shall be used will be the same. However, the touch and feel will be more premium. It will come with a neat centre console, which has a large dashboard, touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There shall be reverse camera too. The infotainment system will be about 7-inch in lower variants and about 10-inch in higher variants.
There will be cruise control in the Mahindra XUV 700 and we can expect this one to be adaptive one and the micro-hybrid technology too. The seats will be well-bolstered for good comfort of long journeys. There will be rear AC vents for the second and third row. Mahindra will also offer a better NVH package on the XUV 700. This will up its premium quotient as well.
Mahindra XUV 700 Images
Mahindra XUV 700 Specifications
|Engine||2.2-litre Turbo Diesel/2.0-litre Petrol|
|Max. Power||180bhp/ 225bhp|
|Peak Torque||400Nm/ 250 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual, Automatic|
Mahindra has been refining its petrol as well as diesel engines. The petrol will be the 2.0-litre mill that also powers the Rexton 2017. This is an all new engine and it produces about 225bhp of power and close to 250Nm of torque. It will come mated to a six-speed manual and also an automatic transmission. The XUV 700 petrol mill will be majorly exported and some units will be sold in the domestic market.
For India, however, the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel will be made available. This engine will be the biggest seller. The oil burner will churn about 180bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. The diesel will also be offered with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
The 2.2-litre diesel engine will be quite a powerful engine, with 180bhp. This is the same engine that will be made available on the XUV 500 but with more power and torque. Mahindra is using a different engine on the Ssangyong Rexton as it is Euro-VI compliant. A new a six-speed manual and automatic transmission options will be mated with the engine. The Mahindra XUV 700 will come in 4×2 and 4×4 variants and will offer a number of variants.
The gear ratios will also be different on the Mahindra XUV 700. The petrol engine which will churn out about 225bhp of power and close to 250Nm of maximum torque, will also be powerful.The petrol engine will come only with 4×2 option and an automatic. The petrol will be for limited markets only and it is the diesel which will sell the most in India.
Mahindra XUV 700 Video
Mahindra XUV 700 vs Fortuner
The XUV 700 will be in the same segment as the Fortuner. The pricing of the XUV 700 will be lower as compared to the Fortuner. It will be as spacious and will also get a powerful engine. The XUV 700 will have more features compared to the Fortuner.
Mahindra XUV 700 Seating Capacity
The XUV 700 will be a full size seven seater SUV. There will be a six and seven seater configuration available. This will be a very spacious SUV and will offer good space in the second as well as the third row.
Mahindra XUV 700 Automatic
The Mahindra XUV 700 will be available with an automatic transmission. This will be a six-speed unit. It will be similar to the one in the XUV 500, however will be modified to carry extra load of the powertrain.
Mahindra XUV 700 Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, it will be similar to the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. This will make to look intimidating and also make it have a good road presence. The biggest difference from the XUV 500 will be its space and ground clearance. These dimensions translate into more space inside. This vehicle will be a capable off-roader too, as it ill come with low range AWD. As this will be a high SUV, it will also offer good all round visibility.
Mahindra XUV 700 Features
Though a bit early to put on paper, we expect the Mahindra XUV 700 to be a feature loaded SUV. It will come with a new improved music system. This will also have a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, reverse camera and voice enabled command system. In terms of safety, seven airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control and even hill descent control will be available. There will be several more features in this new SUV. A panoramic sunroof will be made available in top variants.
More features like WiFi Support and electrically adjustable front seats shall be offered. There shall be projector headlamps and daytime running LEDs too. Mahindra’s AWD version will continue on the XUV 700. However, it is expected to have low range too. This will help it tackle offloading in a better way. Additionally, it will even offer leather upholstery, electric tail gate and electrically folding third row seats. Second row passengers could even get LED screens, making XUV 700 a good choice for those are chauffeur driven. This however, will be available only on the top variants.
Mahindra XUV 700 vs XUV500 Difference
The family of both SUVs will be the same. But the XUV500 is more of a crossover that is perfect for daily city driving. The XUV500 is comfortable on the highway too. The Mahindra XUV 700 shall be more powerful and also offer more space. In terms of features and luxuries too, the XUV 700 will be better. This will make it an exciting package to consider for those who need more. As far as off-roading goes, the XUV 700 will have better capabilities.
Mahindra XUV 700 will be a complete off roader, while the 500 is more of a soft roader. The XUV 700 will come equipped with low range gearbox that isn’t offered on the XUV 500 and of course the higher ground clearance. The road presence of the XUV 700 will also be better than the XUV 500.
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Mahindra XUV 700 Platform
The new Ssangyong Rexton is based on the LIV-2 platform and this same one also underpins the Mahindra XUV 700. The new Rexton will be rebadged as XUV700, however, this will be heavily modified for Indian conditions, especially our weather and road conditions. Heavy localisation will help reduce cost. The Mahindra XUV 700 will position Mahindra as a more premium brand than it currently is. Howell the Mahindra XUV 700 be? Can it compete with the Fortuner? how much will it cosy? We tell you this in our detailed preview. Keep reading further.
Mahindra XUV 700 Safety Features
In terms of safety, it will have seven airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, TC and hill assist. The body reinforcements will be stronger compared to other Mahindra vehicles. This will be a proper seven seater and it will have more than sufficient comfort in the second row and the third one too. There will dual airbags and ABS + EBD on all variants. This will make it an exciting package to consider.
Mahindra XUV 700 Competition
This Mahindra SUV will go up against the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and even the Isuzu MU-X. These will be the three major competing SUVs for the Mahindra. The Skoda Kodiaq will also be a competitor, though, being a sevens seater SUV. Mahindra will aim to beat the competition in terms of pricing, due to its localision levels. As this will be a highly localised product, it will have a lesser initial cost and even the maintenance cost will be lower than competition. This will be a major shot in the arm for Mahindra.
The Y400 aka XUV500 will be produced at Mahindra’s Chakan facility and is expected to get a value for money price tag to get the market attention
A good option to consider this SUV. This will be an all new SUV that will be the new flagship. Mahindra XUV 700 will a game changing product, will help to reduce pricing on this segment.
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Mahindra XUV300 Electric will have 350-400 kilometers of range
The Mahindra XUV300 Electric! We expect to see it at the 2020 Auto Expo. The car is codenamed S210. This could be the first affordable electric SUV people could buy. Apart from this, Mahindra has not revealed anything else till now. According to some publications, the car could get around 350 kilometres to 400 kilometres of range with a long-range battery unit. If this happens, the car will be a very real answer to those who are saying that the range of such vehicles is going to be a problem. The car will part of Mahindra’s big push towards electrification of cars in India. The Mahindra KUV100 is also slated to receive an electric variant soon.
Below are our predictions on what features the car will offer. What electric unit will it be? Will it be a hybrid or a fully electric unit? Read more to find out.
Mahindra XUV300 Electric Launch
The Mahindra XUV300 Electric will be launched in 2020. The car will be first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The will launched subsequently. This launch would also make sure that Mahindra has a lot of electric vehicles in its lineup.
|Mahindra XUV300 Electric||Launching 2020|
Mahindra XUV300 Electric Price
The price of the car is to early to predict. The price of the regular XUV300 has not been revealed yet. The car will be obviously more expensive than the car with the combustion engine. The XUV300 Electric will be cheaper than the Hyundai Kona for sure. Mahindra will have taken that car into account before making the decision of getting this car to India. The car should be under Rs 25 lakhs (on-road). electric cars do not have a big reach in India and people with the means who can afford an extra car and want to make a statement or want to experience something different would buy them.
|Mahindra XUV300 Electric||Price|
|Base variant||Rs 22 lakhs|
|Top variant||Rs 24 lakhs|
Mahindra XUV300 Electric Design
The design of the car will be the same as the XUV300. The regular XUV300 takes a lot of inspiration from the Mahindra XUV500. The design will remain the same on the electric variant. The only difference will be that the front engine bay will also have more storage. The interior dashboard layout will be different and there will be more weight saving materials used in the construction of the car. The dimensions will be the same. The car will be a sub-4 meter car but will have some body panels that are different and more suited for the electric car. For e.g – the car will have no grille as an electric car does not require any kind of cooling mechanism or radiator for air flow. Thus we will see a revised bumper and hood. The car will have HID headlamps and LED taillights. The tyre design will be completely different too. Mahindra will make sure the tyre’s are eco tyres which have low resistance and have a good life and aid the car in increasing its range.
Mahindra XUV300 Electric Specifications
Now, no official specifications are out yet and there will be time before Mahindra announces something. But if we can go by the Ssangyong Tivoli EVR concept that was shown at the Geneva motor show, the car will have an electric motor that makes 127bhp and also could feature a small single cylinder petrol range extender which would recharge the battery on the move. Now, this would make the Mahindra XUV300 Electric a hybrid and not a pure electric. Ssangyong says that the electric motor has enough juice for 130 kilometres, but with the range extender, the car could go as far as 500 kilometres. This feature would mean that more people would like to buy the car in India where range anxiety for electric vehicles is a big thing. And with reports of the car being able to do at least 400 kilometres coming in. Many people would consider this EV strongly.
Mahindra XUV300 Electric Images
Mahindra XUV300 Electric Competiton
As of now, there are no competitors in the electric SUV market in India. Hyundai has the Kona EV and will introduce it to India soon. But with an SUV manufacturer like Mahindra making an entry into this segment with this much seriousness means that an electric future is very close for us. Even Tata and FFord have developed and are ready with electric cars like the Tigor EV and the Aspire EV. The days electric cars on the road are seen as a common sight are closing in.
Mahindra XUV300 Electric
Not really a car for the masses by Mahindra. More of a car that will change the opinion of electric cars with the masses
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Hyundai Grand i10 2019: Spied testing again
Hyundai is working on the new-generation Grand i10 and we suspect this new vehicle to be coming in by late 2019 or early 2020. The Hyundai Grand i10 has been a success for the South Korean automaker. The Hyundai Grand i10 2019 will be coming up for certain. The company has announced the launch of eight new products in India till 2020, of which 5 will be new-generation vehicles. One of them for certain is the Grand i10 2019. Hyundai will be going highly aggressive with its product strategy in the coming years and this new hatch will be a solid product.
The car has been recently spotted testing again. Check out the pictures below –
Hyundai has already begun road-testing for two of its upcoming products that will hit the showrooms in the future. The Carlino-based SUV was spied recently and now, fresh spy shots of Hyundai’s replacement for the Grand i10 hatchback, have emerged on the internet. The next-gen Hyundai Grand i10 is likely to make a global debut sometime next year. (more…)
Hyundai Grand i10 2019
Hyundai Grand i10 2019 is an all new hatchback, made on a new platform. This will make it an exciting package with more space and features.
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Tata Altroz will be the production name of the Tata 45X hatchback
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. The trademark given below is proof. Tata had recently asked fans on different forums too to guess the name of the car. The car will be Tata’s first premium hatchback offering. We expect it to come with many first in class features and many safety features.
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
|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.
Tata Altroz Price in India
|Tata 45X||Price (on-road price)|
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.
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.
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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.
The 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.
Tata Altroz Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
The Altroz is going to get a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. 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.
However, there is some talk about this car getting a CVT gearbox like the Hyundai i20.
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.
Tata Altroz Spy Shots
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Ford Endeavour 2019 launched, prices start at Rs 28.19 lakhs (Ex-showroom)
The Ford Endeavour 2019 is going to be Ford’s first launch in the year 2019. The car has been launched at a surprisingly cheaper price than the last model. Ford will rather try to make it more competitive with the addition of new features. The price might go a little high due to the addition of new features. The price will not change significantly. Ford is looking at bettering the Endy, especially against the Fortuner. The 2019 Ford Endeavour facelift will be a compelling option too as new buyers will be attracted to this feature-laden SUV, this time. What all will the New Ford Endeavour 2019 pack in? Scroll down and see pictures of it testing and an all-new interior. Read further to know more.
Ford Endeavour 2019
The Ford Endeavor 2019 will be launched next year. This SUV will get some upgrades and also addition of new features. It will be a good option to consider in the SUV segment.
Maruti Wagon R Electric will be under Rs 7 lakhs
There are electric cars that one can purchase in India at this moment. But ownership is not that simple. There are still some problems like – lack of charging stations, life of the lithium-ion battery and the cost of owning one. But Maruti is planning to make the Maruti Wagon R Electric affordable with the price of this car coming around Rs 7 lakhs (On-road Mumbai) with the current subsidies in place. The car is also turning out to be more attractive with a 200km range. Sounds unreal. With this Maruti could kickstart an entire electric trend in India.
Currently, Maruti has got a fleet of electric cars on testing already. To know more about the Maruti Wagon R Electric scroll down.
Maruti Wagon R Electric How Will It Work?
With it’s logistical prowess and huge network of dealers/service stations, Maruti will make the Wagon R Electric the first Indian mass produced and sold EV. The new WagonR with its electric version is slated to launch in India by 2020. The Maruti WagonR Electric will be developed in partnership with Toyota. Toyota in return will be selling the Brezza and the Balano as rebadged as a Toyota compact SUVs and hatchbacks. The Wagon R Electric will be the first Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MISL) vehicle to offer an electric power-train.
The cars testing has already begun. Maruti is making sure that this EV is ready to tackle the Indian terrain with ease. Around 50 cars are undergoing testing and are getting fine-tuned.
Maruti Wagon R Electric EV Facts
Now with that out of the way, we must tell you some more facts about EVs in India.
- India is still a nation that gets 90% of its energy from non-renewable resources. EVs cannot show a ‘clean car’ image in this environment.
- Coal plants are a major resource and generate a lot of electricity. After this comes petroleum and natural and biogas.
- The government has announced a subsidy for EVs but has not yet drafted a law or passed it through the Ministry of Expenditure.
- Lithium-ion batteries are not cheap. Batteries can cost up to INR 2-3 lakhs and prices seem to not go down soon in the future.
- Buyers of EVs have a minuscule fuel cost compared to run a car with a combustion engine.
- But the time taken to recover the money is huge.
- Then there is the lack of infrastructure that needs to aid EVs when it comes to charging.
- India is a big nation and range anxiety is a problem that many people will face when they want to commute long distances in their electric cars.
Maruti Wagon R Electric Design and Interiors
The car will be made with a great number of design inputs from the Maruti Wagon R. The car will get premium design touches and will be on a different level in terms of safety, features and specifications when compared to the regular or current Wagon R. There will be a more informative instrument cluster and a better infotainment setup. The car will get plush leather seats and automatic climate control.
Finally, with all these points and the imminent launch of EVs in the Indian market, we should make sure that before they get here the infrastructure is in place. Maruti Suzuki’s plan to launch the car in 2020 means that they obviously must have thought about these problems. The government under pressure from the NGT(National Green Tribunal) has declared that by 2030 India has to go full electric.
How much of this will materialise? Are internal combustion engines seeing their last days in India? I don’t think so. But all of this does means EVs on city streets will be a common sight in the future.
Maruti Wagon R Electric
The Wagon R Electric is going to be Maruti’s first electric car launched in India. It is slated to be launched in 2020.
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Tata Harrier Automatic spied for the first time
Tata Motors is not wasting any time in getting new cars and variants to the market. The manufacturer is going to get cars like the 45X and the Harrier 7 seater next year. Before the Harrier 7 seater comes, we will get the Tata Harrier Automatic. The automatic will fulfil the demand of customers in this premium end of the market. The car is very important for customers that are straying away from the Harrier because of the unavailability of an automatic gearbox.
So what will be the specs of this gearbox? When will it come? And how much should we expect the price to be?
To check out the Tata Harrier Automatic gearbox’s spy shot, scroll down now.
Tata Harrier Automatic Launch
The Tata Harrier Automatic will launch in the coming few months. The automatic variant of the flagship SUV could be showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show as well. With the car shown at Geneva, we could see the domestic launch in April. This could be then followed up by the launch of the petrol engine with an automatic and manual gearbox.
|Tata Harrier Automatic||Launching in April 2019|
Also Read: Tata Harrier 7 seater to be shown at Geneva
Tata Harrier Automatic Price
The starting price could be around Rs. 14 lakh (ex-showroom) and go up to Rs 16 lakhs (ex-showroom). The car will be slightly more expensive than the MT variants. But buyers in this category are not driven by price but by the convenience and features they are receiving.
|Tata Harrier Automatic||Price (Ex-showroom)|
|XMA||Rs 14 lakhs|
|XTA||Rs 14.70 lakhs|
|XZA||Rs 15. 50 lakhs|
|XZA Plus||Rs 16 lakhs|
Tata Harrier Automatic Specifications
Tata will source the automatic transmission for the Harrier from Hyundai. This six-speed torque converter will be the same as the Hyundai Creta. This gearbox will come mated to the same 2.0-litre engine sourced from the Jeep Compass. The Harrier automatic will get three driving modes – Eco, City and Sport. It will also get terrain response modes such as Normal, Wet and Rough.
This said Tata has still been tight-lipped about the Harrier 4×4. A 4WD variant, an automatic version for every engine and obviously a petrol engine itself will help the car serve a wider customer base.
Also Read: Tata Harrier with 4WD leaked
Tata Harrier Automatic Variants
It could be offered in XMA, XTA, XZA and XZA Plus variants helping buyers to choose from a wide range of options.
Tata Harrier Automatic Mileage
The Harrier Automatic will be the same as the Hyundai Creta unit. But the Harrier is more powerful, bigger and has more features and capabilities. That said, the automatic gearbox on the diesel motor should be able to return 13km/l in the city and at-least 18km/l on the highway.
Tata 45X to be unveiled at Geneva in production guise
Tata will enter the premium hatchback segment this year. The segment is a very serious one, where buyers want a lot of features for the money they are shelling out. The Tata 45X has not been named yet. 45X is the codename for this car which will be based on the concept shown at the 2018 Auto Expo. It will undoubtedly be a great looking hatchback with the current design language in mind. We now know that the car will be displayed and shown at the Genenva Motor Show. Apart from design, Tata has been giving high importance to safety lately. This segment is currently ruled by the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 in terms of sales, but the safest car here is the Ford Figo with its Titanium Plus edition that packs 6 airbags. Tata will want to shake up the segment with this new car, which will come with some segment first features. The Tata will offer more value and will come with a better price range.
What more will the Tata 45X offer? We share our preview of this upcoming car below. Read further.
The latest with this car is the spy shots that for the first time reveal the production version of the car. Do scroll down to the spy shots section to know more.
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2019 Ford Endeavour gallery
The 2019 Ford Endeavour is not going to get a new engine and mechanically it is going to remain the same. What it does get are a few new features and a mild facelift. It has been a popular design and the mild facelift and addition of features are going to aid in the car’s popularity. The full review of this car will come on the 22nd of February. Below are the pictures of the car’s exterior, interior and driving shots. Check them out now.
2019 Ford Endeavour Exterior
Ford Endeavour Interior
Ford Endeavour Driving
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Renault Kwid Electric spied testing
The Renault Kwid is a very important car for the brand in India. The car is a favorite among first-time buyers and people with micro-families. The car has been given subtle updates, new features and variants from time to time, the latest being last year. The Kwid has been made safer too with the company recently offering an optional airbag on the passenger side, seat belt reminder and a high-speed alert system. So what’s next. It would be the Renault Kwid Electric.
This car was spotted testing recently in China. The car seen here has many changes done to it too. Renault is planning to launch 4 new products in India by 2022 and this car could be one of them. having an EV is good thinking and the car will Scroll down below to know more.
Renault Kwid Electric Price in India
The Renault Kwid Electric will make sure that the company has a green portfolio and the price will make your wallet lighter too. According to us, the Renault Kwid Electric should come in at a price of Rs 6 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs. The base variant of this car will also get a lot of features.
Renault Kwid Electric Launch
The Renault Kwid Electric will come to India by 2022 mostly. The car is currently being developed and the car will be shown as a prototype first, probably. With many manufacturers planning to enter the Indian market with electric SUVs, Renault bringing a hatchback to the market is refreshing. People will want electric cars with different body styles. Renault will make sure that the car has touches and features that will make this car desirable or aspirational.
Renault Kwid Electric Design and Specifications
From what we can make out in the cars spy shots, the front will be completely revised. The car will get a cool new design for the bumper. The headlights have a redesigned look to. The DRL wrapping around the headlights give the car more presence and make it look bigger than before. The ORVMs now have turn indicators. The cladding on the doors remains unchanged. At the rear, we can expect a new bumper, redesigned LED taillights. The car could also get more airbags, 4 disc brakes and also ESP.
On the engine front, there would be none. An electric motor would take its place. The Kwid will have a frunk and a trunk as a result. The car will also receive an automatic gearbox only. The instrument cluster will have range, navigation, media controls and many other vital readouts. the car will get cruise control too. Other features could be, a sunroof, rear ac vents and a cooled glovebox.
Renault Kwid Electric Competiton
The car will make a cool addition to the Indian market if it comes here. The Kwid will not compete directly with anyone. There will be the Tiago/Tigor EV and the Aspire EV. But the Kwid Electric will be a different and a cooler offering.
2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 specifications, features and other details leaked
The Bajaj Dominar 400 is the flagship bike for Bajaj. Keeping it updated is very important. The bike will be launching soon. The 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 has been spotted testing recently. Dealers in multiple cities have started accepting bookings for the bike for an amount of Rs 5,000. The company will be bringing in the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 this year. There will not be too many changes on it, but it will get a few tweaks. The Dominar has anyways, been getting progressive improvements which have made this motorcycle more refined from the time it was launched. We have experienced the Dominar over the last 2 years and have seen subtle improvements in the bike. The Dominar 400 2019 will see more such improvements in refinement and power delivery. It will get newly styled alloy wheels. New suspension and for the first time on an Indian bike – USD(Upside Down) forks too. There will be new colors on offer and also new body graphics will be seen here.
We have now received leaked documents showing the bikes specifications, features and details about the new bikes improved ergonomics. To check them out, scoll down to the spy shots section now. Check out the brochures full of details that were leaked.
The next-gen Dominar 400 has been spotted testing many times over the past few months. Bajaj has also released an advertisement for the company’s new slogan “The World’s Favourite Indian”. We have now come across new pictures that show how the bike will look in real life. The pictures were shared with us by Allan Joseph, an avid reader. The bike shown here is the 2019 Bajaj Dominar 400. Scroll down to check it out from a different angle.
Recently the current Dominar’s did receive a change in the form of an ECU update. The bike’s top speed according to owners has come down. This has to do with the mileage we think. But for the 2019 Bajaj Dominar, we think that the bike will be more powerful and will get higher top speed. Check out below a video of the underproduction Dominar being chased by a Duke 390. Last year the Dominar 400 had won our Bike of the Year award. It was declared a winner, considering various parameters like pricing vs features.
2019 Bajaj Dominar
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Honda Civic 2019 safer and sophisticated
The Honda Civic 2019 was first showcased at the last Auto Expo in New Delhi. This will be the first time the new Civic and this Honda platform comes to India. The car will get a 1.8-litre petrol engine and a 1.6-litre diesel engine. Honda is planning to increase its footprint in premium vehicles and hence the Civic is arriving in its new generation. Before we go further, here are five things you need to know about the Honda Civic 2019 –
- It will be a D segment sedan with Honda placing it above the CIty in its line-up. The price is thus expected to be close to 2o lakhs for the top-end.
- It will receive both diesel and petrol models which will be available at the time of launch. The petrol variant will be available with a manual gearbox only.
- Honda will be getting the latest, 10th generation of the Civic to India.
- The car will receive ABS, EBD, Traction Control as standard among many of its safety features.
- The car will also get a host of new features that will set a benchmark and could make their way into other Honda cars.
Do you want to check out more pics of the upcoming Civic? Do scroll down to check out the car on the streets of Mumbai.
What will the Honda Civic 2019 be like? Would you buy one? Read further for more details.
Mahindra XUV300 launched at Rs 7.90 lakhs (Ex-showroom) for the base variant!
Mahindra launched the Marazzo and the Alturas G4 in the last year. They also had soft launches of the Scorpio S9 and the TUV300. We have brought you the review of the sub-four meter XUV300 and the car has been launched today. The Mahindra XUV300 has been given a very competitive pricing and the base variant, W4 begins with Rs 7.90 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
Some of the new things we already know about the XUV300 are –
-It will get both petrol and diesel engines on launch.
-The center console gets a large 8-inch touchscreen.
-It will get 7 airbags which is a first in class feature
-The interiors and upholstery are different from the Ssangyong Tivoli
-The car will also get four disc brakes which are also a first in class offering
-There is a compartment above the touchscreen, on the dashboard like the XUV500. Space in this car is going to be utilized well.
The car is a great feature loaded package.
The cars other details like ground clearance and boot space have also been revealed. The unladen ground clearance is 180mm. And the boot space for this car is 265-litres.
The company has been working on this SUV and has decided to launch the car under the XUV brand. Mahindra will take on the sub-four meter compact SUV segment with this new car. The pictures for this car have been revealed too, to check them out scroll below.
Bookings for the car are now available. Scroll down for more information on that.
What all will this new SUV pack in? Scroll down to know more.
Maruti Alto 2019 seen in new spy shots.
The all-new Maruti Alto 2019 is in the works. This new hatchback will be launched next year. There will be no similarity to the existing model as this will be an all-new generation car. The current Alto will be phased out as it is now beginning to look dated. The new model will also meet the upcoming safety norms. The new model of the Maruti Alto will be a much-improved car. The new Alto 2019 will be bigger in size and will be more spacious too. It will be more powerful, fuel efficient and a lot more feature loaded. The new look will be more appealing. The hatchback will look more urban and tougher than before. There is going to be a hint of similarity to the Ignis. Could this car be based on the Future S design show at the Auto Expo? Could the Alto be positioned as a micro SUV?
This new car will once again shock the industry. The new Dzire, Swift and Ertiga are the newest examples of that. The company will hope something similar to the Maruti Alto 2019. This new hatchback is expected to get a new 660cc engine, which will make it extremely frugal. It nevertheless should be sufficiently powerful. What all will the new Alto pack in? How much will it be priced at? We share some details of this new generation car.
Maruti Alto 2019
The Maruti Alto 2019 will be launched next year. It will be built on a new platform and will be more spacious, powerful and fuel efficient. The new Alto will take on the Renault Kwid.
2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT – Coming next month!
The 2019 Mahindra Marazzo has been lighting the sales charts up for Mahindra in the past few months since it’s launch. The car has been seen as a major disrupter for the Maruti Ertiga, Renault Lodgy and the Honda BRV. The Marazzo offers a great combination of comfort, specs and features that make is a combination that makes it a value for money option. The AMT gearbox will be a great addition for the Marazzo. According to one publication, the AMT version will be launched next month. Now many of you must be thinking, did Mahindra not announce that it will bring the Marazzo with a torque converter unit? Yes, the speculation is that the car will be offered with an AMT gearbox right now because of the demand for an automatic transmission.
2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT Launch
The car is rumored to be launch next month. This will be a very quick response to the demand by Mahindra. This new variant of the car comes just a few months after the launch a few months ago. The 2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT will be followed by the petrol engine offering. The XUV300 which will be launched on the 14th of this month will come with a petrol and diesel engine.
2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT Price
The 2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT will come with a diesel engine. The current car’s price comes to around Rs 16.25 lakhs (On-road, Delhi). The price of the 2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT should be slightly higher. We expect Mahindra will try and keep the car under 17 lakhs. This car will be a limited run model. The plans to have a CVT in this car are still on track and the Marazzo AMT will mostly be a one year model.
Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 launching tomorrow
2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT Specifications
The 1.5-litre diesel engine will continue in the car. Mahindra will use the Magnetti-Marelli AMT unit. The AMT will be a six-speed gearbox with a reverse gear. Mahindra will not do any changes to the engine or the car in any other way. The 1.5-litre mill is very refined. The 2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT will be a great upgrade for someone looking at a big MPV with convince of driving.
2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT Competition
The Mahindra Marazzo AMT will compete with the Maruti Ertiga and the Renault Lodgy.
2019 Yamaha MT-15 will be launched on March 15th
Your want for an affordable naked street fight is going to be answered by Yamaha soon. The 2019 Yamaha MT-15 will be launched next month, March 15th. This will be a great bike to consider along with the recently launched KTM Duke 125. The bike will have a modern and aggressive new design. The bike will be made with a great amount of design. With the launch of the 2019 Yamaha MT-15, the company will step into a new direction. The manufacturer only wants to focus on the performance market in India. Yamaha could not make a major dent in the commuter market and now the bikes like the MT-15 will only make sense for them. It will be Yamaha’s first MT motorcycle to be built in India, as the other bike in the range, the MT-09, is a CBU product. The Yamaha MT-15 is basically the naked version of the popular Yamaha R15 v3.0. The new motorcycle is expected to be priced around Rs 1.2 lakh to 1.3 lakh (ex-showroom) and will compete against the new KTM 125 Duke.
Below are spy shots of this bike caught testing in various places. Scroll down to know more.
2019 Yamaha MT-15 Launch
The 2019 Yamaha MT-15 will launch on the March 15th. This will be the first all-new product by Yamaha. The bike will be Yamaha’s first major launch sans the ABS variants announcement on the 21st, last month.
|Yamaha MT-15||Launching on 15th March|
2019 Yamaha MT-15 Price in India
The bike’s estimated pricing will be around Rs 1.2 lakhs. This bike will target the Apache 180 and the KTM Duke 125. Yamaha will make sure the pricing is aggressive and leave a lot of stuff for accessories and make the bike more customizable.
2019 Yamaha MT-15 Design
Test mules of the 2019 Yamaha MT-15 have been spotted testing in India and have given us a fair bit of idea. The design of the bike is the same as the one sold in the international market. The seat is also the same, and the headlight silhouette indicates the bike gets the same LED unit as the Thai-spec bike. However, Yamaha has chosen to go with telescopic forks up front and a box-section swingarm at the rear. This has been done to keep prices in check. The one in the Thailand market gets inverted forks and an aluminum swingarm. The alloy wheels in the India-spec bike are also taken from the R15 v3.0 which is again a cost-effective measure.
Also Read: KTM Duke 125 is a better option
2019 Yamaha MT-15 Specifications
The 2019 Yamaha MT-15 will carry the R15 v3.0’s motor in the same state of tune. The single-cylinder engine with VVA generates 19bhp at 10,000rpm and 14Nm of torque at 8500rpm. The 6-speed gearbox with assist and slipper clutch will be paired with this engine.
2019 Yamaha MT-15 Competition
The 2019 Yamaha MT-15 will majorly compete with the KTM Duke 125 in looks, performance and also price.