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Honda Activa 5G priced at ₹52,460 (ex-showroom)

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Honda Activa 5G has been finally launched. This comes in two variants – STD and DLX. The two variants have additional features. The price starts at Rs 52,460 (ex-showroom). The DLX will be more expensive. The 5G stands for fifth generation, hence the name. The Activa 4G was introduced when BS-IV norms had come in. It had AHO and BS-IV engine. The other changes are very cosmetic and minor. The 5G has a lot more changes than what the current Activa 4G.

So, the Activa 5G got unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo. The scooter got multiple new features and additions that were needed, and some that were sorely missed. Honda didn’t want to experiment with the scooters design. Thus, there isn’t a major difference in the styling of the Activa 5G if you compare it to it’s predecessor. Honda is looking at enhancing the experience for scooter buyers. There are no major changes on it, though. The Activa 5G also gets a metal body like its earlier models. The metal body has been a big selling point for it. It also gets a BS-IV 110cc engine and more bells and whistles. The Honda brand has seen its major success in India with its comprehensive scooter range. The company still continues to offer the best in class scooters.

The Activa 3G details were first shared by us, then the 4G. Now, the 5G has more equipment as the 4G. The 4G featured an addition of the new BS-IV engine and removal of headlamp on-off switch. Is the Honda Activa 5G better than the Activa 4G?  We share all the details.

Honda Activa 5G 2018 Price in India

Variant

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Standard

₹52,460

Deluxe

₹54,325

There is no a major change in the pricing of the Activa with every new generation.It is still the same. The new Activa 5G’s on road price is about Rs 58,000 for the base model and close to Rs 61,000 for the DX varient.

Honda Activa 5G Variants

There are two variants on offer for the first time. The Activa 5G has Standard and Deluxe variants. Both of them will get LED’s on them. But the deluxe variant will have a digital odometer and switch at the front for opening the seat. The latter has the same features which also come on the Grazia on the Grazia and it has been adopted from there. The difference in pricing of the two variants is about Rs.2000. In the first lot, only the Activa 5G DX will be launched. The Standard version will take some more time. At the moment, Activa 5G DX will be available at showrooms. The standard version on the Activa 5G will come in a couple of months from now. Arrival is expected in May sometime.

Honda Activa 5G vs Activa 4G

The Honda Activa 5G is a facelift over the Activa 4G. There are a few upgrades that the 5G comes with, over the 4G. There is no change in the engine or transmission. The suspension setup also remains unchanged. The good part is that the same tried and tested engine is still part of this new scooter. The additional features make the Activa 5G a more desirable scooter than the Activa 4G. There is the LED headlamp that is the biggest difference, then the new additional chrome add-ons, daytime running LEDs, analog and digital instrument cluster, dual hooks and  of course the new 5G badging. The Activa 5G DX model will get all these features.

New Honda Activa 5G Honda Activa 4G
Full LED Headlamp Halogen headlamp
Chrome accents No chrome accents
DRLs No DRLs
Digital/Analogue instrument cluster Analogue instrument cluster
Remote seat lock button Seat lock opening with key
Dual hooks Not available
5G badge 4G badge

Honda Activa 5G Release Date

There hasn’t been any official announcement on its launch date. The new Honda scooter will be coming in by March 2018 from what we understand. The Japanese 2W manufacturer will be more bells and whistles on this scooter. This will make it an exciting package for new scooter buyers. Honda’s bread-and-butter scooter for the Indian market and also the highest selling 2W product in India.

Honda Activa 5G 2018 Video Walkaround 

Honda Activa 5G new model Design

Honda Activa 5G Front 2

There has been a gradual evolution in the design of the scooter. All the changes on this new scooter have been subtle and one can notice the changes with the moving time. The Activa 5G does look stylish, but it is also one of the coolest looking designs around. If you look at all the generations, there are small changes. When the Activa moved from 3G to 4G, it got very minor cosmetic changes. One of the reasons behind this is the product’s strength. This is something like Coca-Cola. Make no changes and buyers will still love and buy it.

Honda Activa 5G side panel

The scooter gets small tweaks but not many of them. These include a minor change in the styling of the black add-ons on its snout. The biggest upgrade on the scooter is the headlamps. The headlamps are refreshed with LEDs. This makes it look different in styling. The Honda Activa 5G comes with the same 10-inch tyre and steel wheels. The side profile remains unchanged. There will be the same side profile. So, the foot-board is low enough making it convenient for shorter people to sit. There is a air intake underneath the seat for the engine.

Honda Activa 5G Taillamp

The rear tyre is also a 10-inch one. The seat is large and comfortable for long trips. Two people can easily sit on it with ease, for long city rides too. The tail lamp is large enough and there aren’t major changes in the design. When you look at the scooter, you will not notice too many changes in it. There are minor differences in the duo. One of the strongest reasons for the Activa to sell, apart from the engine and performance, is the metal body. Buyers prefer metal body over the fiber ones.

Also Read: 2017 Honda Activa 125 Review

Honda Activa 5G Brakes and Suspension

Chassis Type Under Bone
Front suspensions Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type
Rear suspension Spring loaded hydraulic type
Tyre Size 90/100-10
Wheel size 10-inch
Tyre Tubeless
Brakes Drum
Brake assist Combi brake

 

The Activa 4G gets drum brakes on the front and even the rear. There is combi-braking too. A big BUT! The new Honda Activa 5G doesn’t even get telescopic suspension, still. Today all the scooters come with one and the Activa is the only one that doesn’t get one. The best-selling scooter still lacks telescopic suspension. We wonder why is it not being offered on the Activa 5G.

Honda Activa 5G Front wheel 2

Honda Activa 5G Dimensions

Length 1761mm
Width 710mm
Height 1149mm
Wheelbase 1238mm
Fuel Tank capacity 5.3 litres
Ground clearance 153mm
Kerb Weight 108kg

Honda Activa 5G Specifications

Engine 109.6cc
Power 8 bhp
Torque 8 Nm
Transmission CVT
Top Speed 82 km/hr

 

The Activa 5G comes with the same 109.7cc engine. This is an air-cooled single-cylinder mill. The new Activa 5G churns about 8bhp of power and there is 8Nm of maximum torque. The engine comes mated to a CVT box. This is a BS-IV engine and there has been no change in the engine tuning or specifications. The update this engine had got last year, the same continues.

Honda Activa 5G Ignition switch

The Honda Activa 5G’s engine is one of its strongest selling points. This has a highly responsive engine. Twist the throttle and there is a quick response. The engine has sufficient grunt to overtake with easy in city traffic. There is more than enough power in the scooter to pull cleanly without any kind of struggle or hesitation. This is the HET engine, which has been refined over decades.

Honda Activa 5G Mileage

The Honda promise is to offer best performance and mileage. This scooter comes with a promise to return 60km/l. Now, those are tested under ideal conditions. In real life, the Activa 5G will return close to 40-45km/l. The mileage on this scooter will be about 45km/l on the highway and close to 40km/l in the city.

Honda Activa 5G front

Honda Activa 5G Features

One of the new additions on the Honda Activa 5G is the instrument cluster. There is a new instrument cluster. The previous one was only analog, but the new one has analog and digital both. It is a mix of the two. There is a dial and even digital bit. The other major change in the 5G scooter is the movement of the seat unlocking. This has been moved to the front, like a switch.

So the Honda Activa 5G has a switch instead of the key slot at the back. So to open the boot you do not need to remove the key from its location. But the fuel tank is still located under the seat. Hence to fill fuel you will have to open the seat. This should also be changed by now. There is a mobile charging point in the Honda Activa5G  but that also comes as an optional accessory. The side stand is also an extra accessory.

Honda Activa 5G Accessories

Following are the features that will be made available on the Activa 5G, but will be optional. So, these will not be made available as a standard. These include side stand, mobile charging port, body chrome guard for the front and the rear.

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15 Comments

  1. MotorOctane Team

    April 25, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Sale bhi chalu ho gaya

  2. Rajendra Jagtap

    April 24, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Honda Activa 5G ki online booking kab shru honewali hi

  3. MotorOctane Team

    April 2, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Dealer apna stock clear kar raha hai Sandeep bhai

  4. Sandeep bramhe

    April 2, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Mene to booking kar di hu Kab launch hogi bata dijiye…. Warna booking cencil kar de hum koi or dusri late hai April aa Gaya hai…..

  5. Arjun chopra

    March 24, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Which date activa 5g launch

  6. Ranjith

    March 18, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Activa 5G. Awesome

  7. MotorOctane Team

    March 7, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Mid March bro

  8. MotorOctane Team

    March 7, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Mid MArch bhai

  9. Rahul Singh

    March 3, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Sir kab aa Raha ha Bata do na agar Jada time lagega to pir dusra bike jupiter Lena padega.. Honda me muj yah bike achi lagi ha wait Kar Raha hu buy ka

  10. VINod gupta

    March 3, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Sir March ka months bi aa Gaya ha kab launch honga muj Lena ha Paisa ready ha sir plz jaldi launch Karo na

  11. MD AKBAR

    February 22, 2018 at 11:28 am

    5g activa is beautiful

  12. MotorOctane Team

    February 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Activa 5G will soon be available in showrooms Mid March is when it is expected.

  13. GOVIND

    February 20, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    CAN I PURCHASE ACTIVA 4 G BUT I SEE ACTIVA 5 G WHAT I CAN DO???

  14. MotorOctane Team

    February 19, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Mid MArch 2018

  15. Gulshan

    February 19, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    When is the launch date of activa 5g

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Mahindra XUV300 Electric will have 350-400 kilometers of range

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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.

Mahindra XUV300 Electric motor

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.

Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 becomes the safest car in the segment

Mahindra XUV 300 Front

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.

 

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Hyundai Grand i10 2019: Spied testing again

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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…)

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Tata Altroz will be the production name of the Tata 45X hatchback

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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.

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

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 side

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.

Tata Altroz front

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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.

Tata-45X-Premium-Hatchback-Concept

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.

Tata-45X-Premium-Hatchback-Concept

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 rear

Tata Altroz Specifications

Engine 1.2-litre petrol 1.5-litre diesel
Power 100bhp 110bhp
Torque 160Nm 260Nm
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.

Tata Altroz drive

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.

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Ford Endeavour 2019 launched, prices start at Rs 28.19 lakhs (Ex-showroom)

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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.

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Maruti Wagon R Electric will be under Rs 7 lakhs

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Wagon R electric testing

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. 

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Tata Harrier Automatic spied for the first time

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Tata 45X to be unveiled at Geneva in production guise

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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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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.

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Renault Kwid Electric spied testing

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2019 Bajaj Dominar 400 specifications, features and other details leaked

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Honda Civic 2019 safer and sophisticated

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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.

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Mahindra XUV300 launched at Rs 7.90 lakhs (Ex-showroom) for the base variant!

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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.

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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.

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Maruti Alto 2019 seen in new spy shots.

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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.

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The Maruti Alto 2019 will be launched next year. It will be built on a new platform and will be more spacious, powerful and fuel efficient. The new Alto will take on the Renault Kwid.

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2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT – Coming next month!

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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.

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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.

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2019 Mahindra Marazzo AMT Competition

The Mahindra Marazzo AMT will compete with the Maruti Ertiga and the Renault Lodgy.

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2019 Yamaha MT-15 will be launched on March 15th

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2019 Yamaha MT-15 Competition

The 2019 Yamaha MT-15 will majorly compete with the KTM Duke 125 in looks, performance and also price.

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