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More powerful VW Polo diesel by 2014

     Volkswagen has confirmed that it will launch the Polo with a more powerful diesel engine in India by 2014. The new 1.5L diesel engine pumps out 95 Ps of power which is 23 Ps more than the current 1.2L engine.

     The 1.5L diesel has been developed with the same structure of the current 1.6L 4 cylinder diesel doing duty in Vento. As the 1.5L engine will be a four cylinder one it will be quieter than the current 1.2L three pot one.

     We feel just by putting a powerful eninge inot the Polo will work in India. The Polo, no doubt is a good car, but lacks some factors. The seating is low which makes difficult to gain entry and out, a strong factor cared by a conservative Indian customer. The interior space too is not in the league of  the B Segment car, so why would anybody buy a Polo just for driving pleasure. The Swift is a classic example of successful car in India. It has good space, good engine, good design and priced competitively. VW should take a leaf out of Swift success story.

     Having seen VW’s track record of making good cars, we fell the next generation Polo will be here by 2014 having a 1.5L diesel engine. Of course expect VW to work on the interior space in the new Polo. 
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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 website goes live

     Maruti Suzuki has updated the new Alto 800 micro site with a teaser picture of the car’s headlamp. The quote says “India has a new favorite. The all new Alto 800. Book Now!” As per the website the Alto 800’s key highlights are – contemporary exterior design, fresh interiors and superior drive experience. To visit the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 official page Click Here.

     Going by what the company has to say about the key features, we doubt anyone will agree with Maruti Suzuki about the Alto 800’s exterior design. From no where the car looks contemporary and we are sorry to say Maruti might has  put a wrong foot forward. As for the interiors are concerned, it is indeed fresh will new console matching the current trend. The engine and suspension has been tweaked so the car will definitely have a superior drive experience.

     With vast experience and diversified service network, Maruti might again pull out a winner in Alto 800. The company is capable of pricing it very competitively (as we have seen earlier) to be just ahead of its rivals. But Maruti lost a good chance to show the people of India that then too can make cars which are attractive to look.

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Toyota launches Innova Aero Edition

     Feeling the heat from its competitors, Toyota today launched a special edition of Innova MUV called ‘Aero Edition’. To remind you, couple of days back Nissan launched its Evalia MPV which is competitively price and surely going to eat Innova’s market share. The special Aero Edition comes with cosmetic upgrades and two new colour shades - Super White & Silver Mica Metallic.

     This is the second special edition of Innova by Toyota. Toyota earlier last year had launched a special edition of Innova named ‘Crysta’. The ‘Aero Edition’ is based on Innova GX which is available in both Euro 2 and 3 versions. Toyota recently launched an Aero edition of its Corolla Altis sedan. 

     The Cosmetic upgrades in ‘Aero Edition’ includes - body coloured side skirt, roof spoiler, dual tone front lip-spoiler and a rear bumper spoiler. The Innova Aero Edition is priced at Rs. 12.30 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Suzuki reveals S Cross compact concept at Paris Motor Show

     Suzuki today revealed its new S-Cross compact crossover at the ongoing 2012 Paris Motor Show. The S-Cross compact crossover will make into production by late next year. Suzuki aims to offer largest luggage areas in its class combined with four wheel drive performance in the form of S Cross concept. 

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Nissan not partner with Bajaj on ULC project

     The ambitious Ultra Low Cost (ULC) project of Bajaj Auto Ltd. seems to be heading nowhere. In 2009 Bajaj had an agreement with Renault-Nissan for contract manufacturing of an low cost car which could be sold under Renault-Nissan brand. Seeing the prototype of the car RE60, Nissan has announced that it will not partner with Bajaj in making the low cost car. Will this mean Nissan will develop a low cost car on its own? It might be so as the company is working on a low cost Micra for the developing markets .

     Nissan-Renault had hoped Bajaj Auto will develop a lost cast car which could be rivalled against Tata Nano. But what Bajaj Auto developed in the form of RE60 was a low cost 4 wheeler which had no essence of a car. The overall design was no where rear the Nano and so do the mechanicals, engine, windows etc. We might see Bajaj launching its low cost vehicle in mass passenger movement segment soon.
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BharatBenz launches its range of trucks in India

     Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) today launched its first set of trucks in India under the BharatBenz brand. The three trucks launched are 2523R and 3123R for the haulage segment and 2423C for the construction segment. These trucks is available at BharatBenz state-of-the-art dealerships. 


     Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Llistosella said: “Today is an important milestone for all of us at Daimler and Indian trucking as, from today on, Indian truck buyers will have a new choice. A choice of trucks that are more fuel efficient, more reliable and in the end makes them more successful. BharatBenz is here, and we are proud to have delivered on the promise we made since 2010, to launch our trucks in September 2012. We will drive the change in the Indian market with a new product experience, a new sales experience and a new service experience for our customers.”

     BharatBenz also has tied up with four leading Indian financial institutions – HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Sundaram Finance and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., who will offer tailored financing solutions for customers. Additionally, several other banks & NBFCs have also approved BharatBenz products with attractive terms & conditions. Cholamandalam, SREI, Magma, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, YES Bank, Reliance Capital, L & T Finance, to name a few.

Source: BharatBenz

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Next Generation Hyundai i10 spied again in Chennai

We in our earlier post had showed you the spy pictures of Hyundai i10 being tested in India. Thanks to MotorVikatan, for new spy pictures of next gen i10 surfaces as the cars were being tested near Chennai.

     The next gen Hyundai i10 features an all new front grille and bumper, larger swept back headlamps, new fluidic sculpture design and new side lines. The most important features will be a diesel engine, probably a 3 cylinder one presently in the European spec i20. A more powerful 1 liter Kappa petrol engine is also on the cards.

     The new Hyundai i10 will debut at Frankfurt Motor Show next year and will go on sale by 2014.

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Hyundai i20 WRC to debut at 2012 Paris Motor Show

     Hyundai to debut i20 WRC (World Rally Championship) specification vehicle at the 2012 Paris Auto Show beginning on 27th September 2012. Hyundai had earlier participated in WRC from the year 2000 to 2003. The Hyundai i20 WRC will take on Volkswagen Polo-R. The i20 WRC will be powered by a petrol engine with 200 horse of power and immense ride and handling capabalities.

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Maruti to launch new Alto 800 on 16th October

This festive season you will see lot of new launches form auto makers in Inida. The all new Maruti Alto 800 is one of them, which will be launched officially on 16th of October 2012. In our earlier post we had posted clear spy pictures of the Alto 800. Maruti in last April stopped the production of M800 and will soon phase out the existing Alto. The new Alto 800 will replace both 800 and Alto, which is likely to be priced competitively at Rs. 2 lakh to rival Tata Nano.

     The new Alto 800 will be powered by the same 800cc engine but the engine has been extensively modified to improve performance and return a high mileage of 22.7 Kmpl. Now the 3 cylinder 796cc petrol engine will have power of 47.5 bhp @ 6000 rpm and torque 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm. Maruti has brought in new technologies – DSA (Down Shift Assist) and DPT (Detent Pin Technology) to improve the performance of transmission.

     The new Alto 800 has better interiors. The all new dashboard with neat central console gives a premium look to the car. Outer styling has been very conservative with lot of styling being copied from other cars such as Ford Figo and Hyundai i20. A CNG option will also be available right from day of the launch. Maruti has got a habit of delivering cars which are going to be a sure success. In case of new Alto 800 it will be tough as the market is flooded with competition with Renault, Nissan & Mahindra also planning to launch a car in that segment. 

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Nissan Evalia launched in India, priced at Rs.8.49 Lakh

Japanese auto major Nissan has launch Evalia MPV in India with price ranging from Rs. 8.49 lakh for the base XE variant and going up to Rs. 9.99 lakh for the top end XV variant (prices ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Evalia comes in 4 variants – XE, XE+,XL and XV.

Nissan Evalia Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Nissan Evalia XE - Rs.8.49 lakh
Nissan Evalia XE+ - Rs. 8.92 lakh
Nissan Evalia XL - Rs. 9.49 lakh
Nissan Evalia XV - Rs. 9.99 lakh

     The Evalia is powered by Renault sourced 1.5 L dCi diesel engine producing 84 Bhp of power and 20.4 Kgm of torque, mated to a 5 speed manual gear box. It delivers fuel efficiency of 19.3 Kmpl as per ARAI. Nissan keeping the safety features first, ABS and EBD are standard on all variants.

     The Evalia is built on Nissan’s NV200 platform. It has 7 seats in three row configuration and two sliding doors like the famous Maruti Van. Nissan doesnot want to call the Evalia a MPV, instead refers its as n a ‘Urban Utility Class Vehicle’ (UUCV). Is that a new segment in the making, we will have to wait and see.

     The Evalia will compete with Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and the latest entrant Maruti Ertiga. Having priced close to Ertiga, the Evalia has an advantage over its competitors. Nissan aims at family car buyers but we feel it will certainly end up in the fleet operator segment.

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2013 Honda CR-V spied in India

          The next generation Honda CR-V 2013 has been spied in India with heavy camouflage. Autocarindia has posted pictures of 2012 Honda CR-V provided by Mr. Vinod Sharma. The CR-V in the picture looks huge and bulkier than the current model, especially from the rear.

      The next generation Honda CR-V made its debut at New Your Auto Show in 2011. As of every Hondas, the new CR-V design is dynamic with sharp edges and flowing lines on the body. In the front the headlamps and grill merge which looks like both overlap each other. The grill, bumper and air dams match to the car’s dynamic profile. In the rear, Honda has retained the tall tail lamps, now more curved to gel with the tail gate. From the side profile the vehicle looks stretched and one feels to imaging of a third row of seats. It is still not clear whether the 2013 Honda CR-V come with a third row of seats.

     With Honda working on the diesel engines, we might see a diesel Honda CR-V 2013 locking its head with the Fortuner, Santa Fe and Pajero Sport. Honda CR-V 2013 will be priced around Rs. 28 lakh in India. 

Picture Source: Autocarindia
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Tata Safari Storme launch on 17th October

     Finally Tata Motors has decided to launch then next generation Safari with a suffix ‘Storme’. Earlier this year at the Auto Expo 2012, Tata Motors had displayed the Safari Storme and couple of spy pictures taken during the TV shoot revealed that vehicle’s launch is around the corner. But Tata Motors has taken more time than expected to launch the much awaited Safari Storme.

     The Safari Storme has new front and rear ends. In the front the headlamps are upward sweeping wrap around type and the grill has been inspired from Land Rover. The spare wheel on the tail gate is removed and put under the vehicle like that in the Aria, for which Tata Motors had to work a bit on the Safari chassis. Apart from the exterior features, a host of interior changes reminds us of the Aria.

     Under the bonnet is the 2.2L ‘VERiCOR diesel engine with dual mass flywheel lifted from Aria which cuts the noise and vibrations. The power output though remains the same but the performance of the engine has been improved largely.

     The Safari Storme will be equipped with most of the latest features seen in the Aria. The Safari Storme will sell alongside the current Safari and will come in LX, EX and VX variants. The VX and ZX variants of the current Safari will be discontinued. The Safari Storme is likely to command a premium of over a lakh rupees than the current model.

     This is a desperate move from Tatas to push the Safari sales. Launched in 1998 along with the Indica, the Safari brand has bought laurels to the company and we feel its high time Tata Motors start thinking of making a truly next generation Safari.  

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Mahindra Quanto launched in India at Rs. 5.82 lakh

     Mahindra today launched the much awaited mini Xylo aka ‘Quanto’ in India with prices starting from Rs. 5.82 lakh all the way going up to Rs. 7.36 lakh  for the top end model (Prices ex-showroom, Mumbai). 

     The Quanto name is derived from the word ‘Quantum’ which means more, and Mahindra in case of Quanto wants to tell its customers that the vehicle has more power, more space and more fun to drive features. 

     The Mahindra Quanto is powered by a 1493cc 3 cylinder CRDi engine that produces 100 Bhp of power @ 3750 rpm and 240 Nm of torque @ 1600-2300 rpm. The engine is both BS3 and BS4 complaint and has twin turbocharger, making it the smallest engine to have twin turbos. The engine delivers 17.21 kmpl, according to ARAI certification.

     The Quanto comes in four variants – C2, C4, C6 and C8. The C6 and C8 variants get ABS and DDAS features (Digital Driver Assist System) while the top end model is equipped with dual front airbags. Mahindra has incorporated Hybrid technology, which lowers fuel consumption by 5% in all the variants.

     The Quanto has turning radius of 5.4 m and ground clearance of 180 mm. It comes in 5+2 seating configuration with the last two seats facing each other. It is available in 6 colours - Black, Brown, Silver, Beige, Red and White. The Quanto bridges the gap between a hatchback and a SUV and aims to woe young customers.

     The Quanto shares its platform with Xylo and Genio and because of platform sharing only Rs. 100 crores has been spent on its development. Mahindra plans to take the Quanto to European markets next year. 

Mahindra Quanto Prices (ex-showroom, Mumbai): 

Mahindra Quanto C2 – 5.82 lakhs
Mahindra Quanto C4 – 6.35 lakhs
Mahindra Quanto C6 – 6.86 lakhs
Mahindra Quanto C8 – 7.36 lakhs

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Fiat India introduces Absolute editions of Punto and Linea

     Fiat India today introduced Absolute editions its cars Punto and Linea. The introduction of Absolute editions marks Fiats celebratory offer to its customers. 

     The Absolute editions are nothing but top end variants of Punto and Linea with customised accessory for no extra cost. Both Punto and Linea Absolute edition comes with a front windshield mounted touchscreen 3D GPS navigator which also acts as a 3G tablet. It is powered by 1GHz processor and runs on Android 2.3 OS. It also has smartphone and multimedia functionality.

Features of Fiat Punto Absolute edition:
Countered splash guards
Grey coloured carpets
Free roadside assistance
Absolute branding on the exterior
Punto branded door sills
Insurance at discounted rate
Exchange bonus

Features of Fiat Linea Absolute edition:
Reverse parking sensor
Countered splash guards
Beige coloured carpets
Chrome strip on the boot
Linea branded door sills
Absolute branding on the exterior
Free roadside assistance
Insurance at discounted rate
Exchange bonus

Press Release:
Speaking on the occasion of launch, Mr Ravi Bhatia, Head of Business Development Fiat India said, “India is an important market for us and this endeavor is an important step for Fiat in that direction. We came out with this celebratory offer keeping the customers sentiments and their needs in mind where they can avail maximum benefits at no extra cost”. He also mentioned about Fiat India’s move to set up 80 more dealerships across India by end of March 2013.

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More spy pictures of Maruti Alto 800 surfaces

     We in our earlier post had showed you spy pictures of soon to be launched Maruti Alto 800. Our friend Carblogindia has much more spy pictures of the Alto 800, exterior as well as interiors. From the pictures it is see than Maruti has given an all new dashboard for Alto 800. The fit and finish of the interiors seems to be good, better than the Nano.

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What Kinds of Trauma Can You Face After An Auto Accident?

It is no doubt that an automobile accident is incredibly traumatizing. When it comes to these accidents, you will probably witness the immediate effects of one of the many different types shortly after the initial collision. By recognizing the traumas that you may be exposed to and seeking the proper help and medical care for them, your wounds can heal much faster and easier than if you were to ignore them or put their care on hold.

For many, it is assumed that physical trauma is the only one to occur. However, this is far from the truth. For physical injuries, you may need to visit a site similar to in order to find a lawyer that can help you out. These lawyers can also help you to seek compensation for the other types of trauma that you may suffer from, so be sure to note everything that goes wrong following an accident.

The Psychological Effects

Mentally, an accident can be highly traumatizing. This is especially true when accidents involve fatalities or are very serious; such as when an injured individual was lucky to survive. This can harm a person very badly psychologically, and could even cause them life-long damage. This trauma can oftentimes never be completely “fixed”. If you have never been to a psychiatrist, they will usually use psychotherapy in the form of communication and medical drugs. Sometimes, rehabilitation or hospitalization can become necessary. While this is usually for the worst cases, it does not mean that a less serious wreck cannot harm someone mentally or emotionally. In either case, personal injury lawyers can help you to gain the money needed to see a psychologist for treatment.

Physical Injury Trauma

As you already know, physical trauma is very common in automotive collisions. Physical trauma occurs with nearly any type of accident, from these to workplace accidents. If you become hurt in any sort of accident, your first move would be to seek medical help. After you have received care for your injuries, you can then pursue a compensation claim. There are so many different ways that you can become hurt in an accident, that it would be hard to outline them here. If the accident was not your fault, a claim will generally be very successful. 

Feeling the Pangs of Financial Trauma

When injured, you can become unable to work. This is truly debilitating; especially if you are currently supporting a family and are the sole provider. Injuries will also incur an assortment of medical bills, and an automotive accident could leave you without a vehicle. All of these different financial problems can really leave you in a hole, and could even lead you into debt. You should make sure that you seek any and all compensation possible in order to bring you out of this financial nightmare should it occur.

This post is brought to you by first4lawyers accident at work specialists. 

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Mercedes Benz B Class launched in India at Rs. 21.49 lakh

     Mercedes Benz today launched B Class hatchback in India in two variants – B100 and B180 Sports. The B100 and B180 Sports are priced at Rs. 21.49 lakh and Rs. 24.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) repectively. The B Class is available in only petrol option with 1.6 Liter engine powering the car. The Merc B Class engine produces 120 Bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque.

The Mercedes Benz B Class has following features:
7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with paddle shifters
Acceleration skid control
Easy vario seats
1500L boot space
Mini spare wheel, and no run flats
5.8 LCD display with the ability of Bluetooth streaming
Attention assist, 7 airbags, hill start assist & eco start-stop
14.8 kmpl ARAI certified mileage
Bi-xenon headlights
Panoramic sun roof
Adaptive brake lights

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All new Maruti Alto 800 spied again, to come with SRS airbags and CNG variant

     The Maruti’s next generation Alto 800, which will replace the legendary 800 and Alto has been spied again, now without any camouflage. This means the launch is around the corner, probably by Diwali.

     What is more interesting is the SRS airbag in the new Alto 800. Maruti is planning to price the car under Rs. 2 lakh and with a car with airbag at such price will certainly cause flutter in the market. Of course the airbag fitted car will be price on the higher side as it is likely to come in the top end variant. Even then if the top end Maruti Alto 800 is priced at Rs. 3 lakh, it will be first car in its class to have airbags.

     The other interesting thing is the CNG variant of the car. You can clearly see CNG sticker in the picture above which means a CNG variant will be available right from the launch.

     The interior pictures of Alto 800 have been spied too which look better than the current car. Round A/C knobs and power windows incorporated in central console are the main highlights. You can also see space for newspaper holding the in the dashboard at passenger side. The A/C vents in the centre are designed nicely and the lateral ones are round in shape.

     The new Alto 800 might not win your heart from its looks. You can see many cars merged into one, that’s what you feel the designers of Maruti have done with this car. Though not pretty, the Alto 800 looks decent like its preceder and with its price will give tough time for Tata Nano.

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Ford offers discounts and easy instalments this festive season

     Ford India has introduced Festive fundays, on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi which includes discounts and easy instalment options for its customers. Ford India crossed 10K sales mark in August this year.

The offers are –

Easy instalment of Rs. 99/- per day
Discount of Rs. 25,000 on petrol and Rs. 28,000 on diesel Figo
Hurricane pack worth Rs. 52,000 free with Endeavour
Please note:
Offers not applicable on Figo LXi. Value of insurance varies based on variant. Total offer on Ford Figo includes Insurance, Loyalty and Accessories. Offers cannot be clubbed.

Endeavour accessories include front bumper grill, 5th door mirror, side graphics, tail pipe chrome finish. Cannot be exchanged for cash or any other benefits. Per day installment is indicative.

Payment is on monthly basis. Credit will be at the sole discretion of the participating financiers/banks. Gifts shown are indicative only. All offers
by dealers only. The gift won by you cannot be exchanged for cash or any other benefit. The scheme is applicable only in Maharashtra, Goa, Belgaum and Gulbarga. Accessories are not part of standard equipment.

For more details click here:

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Toyota Camry History

Toyota Camry has been a highly successful vehicle in Toyota’s history. The story of Camry dates back to 1982 when the first generation Camry was launched. The name “Camry” has no meaning in the English dictionary, as it is derived from the Japanese word “Kanamuri”, which means “Crown”. Toyota incorporated this name in expectation that it would take the leadership in the mid-size passenger car market of the 80s, which it did rightly so. At present in 2011, the CAMRY has become one of Toyota’s most famous models, with a total of more than 14 million vehicles sold in more than 100 countries.

Birth of the Camry
Till late 70s and early 80s the mid-size passenger car market had rear wheel drive cars mainly dominated by Americans, Chevrolet Impala Ford Mustang were the famous cars then. These cars were not only big but were also fuel guzzlers. In around 1977, fuel restrictions and the second oil crisis, prompted automobile manufacturers worldwide to develop a compact front-engine, front-wheel drive (FF) vehicles. Toyota took this opportunity and started developing a FF car using all its technologies. The focus was mainly on the quality, durability and reliability and the result was the Camry, highly acclaimed around the world.

Generations of Camry

1st Generation - 1982 to 1986
The first generation Camry was sold from 1982 to 1986 setting a standard in the mid-size passenger cars. The first gen Camry was built with reduced weight with front-engine front-wheel drive propeller shafts. The highlight of this car was impressive interiors and good driving dynamics.

2st Generation – 1986 to 1991 
The 2nd generation set out to sweep away any tones of novelty and establish a world-class family sedan.

3st Generation – 1991-1996 
The 3rd generation Camry now had to compete with European brands such as BMW and Mercedes Benz which saw an opportunity and made refinements to create pioneering FF entry into the luxury sedans. But the 3rd gen Camry had an advantage of smooth ride and a silent cabin.

4th Generation – 1906 to 2001
Due to collapse of Japanese bubble economies, Japanese domestic market shifted towards light sport utility vehicle. A stronger yen allowed North American built Camry to realise its full potential.

5th Generation –2001 to 2006
The 5th generation Camry was designed to establish a new global benchmark and to suit the needs of the North American market. Features included a stylish new design, enhanced tactile quality and enlarged dimensions.

6th Generation – 2006 to 2012
The 6th Gen Camry was developed with a concept of creating global benchmark for mid size sedans with a key word "Rejuvenation" It offered 3 defining selling points - A stylish design with spacious interior, outstanding safety performance, & refined driving dynamics. The aim of the 6th generation was to rejuvenate the brand and capture a younger audience.

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ICML launches tweaked Rhino MUV as Extreme

     International Cars and Motors Ltd, a subsidiary of Sonalika Group has relaunched its Rhino SUV as Extreme with minor tweaks. The Extreme MUV gets a tweaked engine and a cosmetic make over. The company showcased the Extreme MPV at the Auto Expo earlier this year. The Extreme MPV launch at present will be only in South India which will be extended later to North India and further in all over the country.

     The Extreme MPV comes with two engine options – DI and CRDFi, and different seating options ranging from 7 to 10 seater. The 7 seater variant comes with luxury features and is aimed at private buyers.

     ICML has over 100 dealership network across the country. The company is working on other models including a smaller vehicle for Indian market. Great Wall Haval 5 is one vehicle in the ICML portfolio which might come soon on the roads. 

ICML Extreme Specifications Sheet

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Honda changes its corporate identity to Honda Cars India

     After buying back the remaining shares from Usha International Ltd., Honda has changed its corporate identity Honda Cars India Ltd. The name change come into effect after a fresh Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Registrar of Companies, NCT of Delhi and Haryana. Now HCIL is 100% subsidiary of Honda. Honda last year changed its two wheeler corporate identity to Honda Motorcycles Scooter Ltd. after ending the 26 year JV with Hero Motors.

     Honda with its new corporate identity now wants to focus on small cars in India. The focus will be mainly on the Brio and City which has been received well by the customers. Honda has discontinued Civic sedan in India and soon the Accord will also be pulled out from here. Honda feels Indian market is turning towards small and diesel powered cars ad hence want to focus on them.  

     Honda will launch Brio Automatic and City CNG variant in the near future. A diesel powered Brio and City will also come soon as Honda has already started testing the diesel Brio in India.

Press Release:
Mr Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Limited - “We are committed to the Indian market and will continue to delight our customers with latest products from Honda, which will enrich their lives and enhance their lifestyles. Honda’s quality, superior technology and overall ownership experience is what has endeared this brand to our customers since inception and same philosophy will drive us in future.”

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Renault Scala launched in India

     Renault has officially launched its Scala sedan in India priced between Rs. 6.99 lakh to Rs. 9.57 lakh. The Renault Scala is basically the same Nissan Sunny but with some changes in the front and rear. The Scala is available in two petrol – RxE, RxL and two diesel – RxL, RxZ variants.

     We in our earlier post had showed pictures of Renault Scala due for the photo shoot. As we see from the picture the Scala has more dynamic front end with the Bulgarian beard type grill. The rear has been redesigned smartly to make the car look like a premium sedan. There are no changes in the interior except for the logo on the steering wheel.

     Renault Scala is powered by a 1.5L petol and 1.5L diesel engine. The 1.5L petrol motor (codename: XH2) generates power of 99 Ps @ 6000 rpm and torqe of 134 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The diesel sibling (codenamed: K9K) has a power of 86 Ps @ 3750 rpm and torqe of 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm.

     The Renault Scala promises to give promises to give value for money for its customers. The fuel efficiency of the diesel variant is class leading with over 23 Kmpl. Renault has priced the Scala above the Nissan Sunny as that is the way the two partners have deciced to price their vehicle be it Micra or Sunny. The Renault Scala is available in 6 different colour shades - Solid Black, Metallic Red, Flipped Grey, Pearl White, Metallic Silver, Metallic Blue.

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