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Honda to unveil fourth generation City next month, to come in diesel avatar

The fourth generation Honda City to be unveiled in India soon and will come with a diesel engine.

Good news for all the Honda City lovers, oh sorry for all the car fans in India as Honda City has been an excellence in an automobile and hardly can we find anyone who criticizes the car. The fourth generation Honda City will be unveiled in India next month that is November 2013 according to Economic Times. The icing on the cake is that the new Honda City will come in the diesel option as well, which means the only lacunae in Honda City has been fulfilled and the car now seems to stop now where but on the top.

The fourth generation Honda City will be built on the all new Jazz platform. To remind our readers, Honda recently launched the all new Jazz/Fit in Japan which is bigger and has sharper design. The new City will be an all new car with bigger dimensions and design cures inspired by the new Jazz/Fit. It is likely to come with premium features to get back the top position which it had lost to Hyundai Verna.

The new City will come in diesel engine option as well which makes it for the first time in the City’s history. The diesel City is likely to come with two diesel engine options - 1.5L and 1.6L i-DTEC. 1.6L i-DTEC? Yes we certainly feel so as Honda have to fill the gap of Civic as well and keep the City above the Amaze. Having seen success from Amaze Honda certainly wants to broaden its portfolio range in sedan segment starting from Rs. 6 -14 lakhs. 

At last but not the least, we like to emphasise that the next generation Honda City will be a rocker. Stay tuned as we get more updates on the car soon...

 Honda City rendering
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Datsun Go hatchback spied on Indian roads

The Datsun brand was revived by unveiling of GO hatchback in July this year. The prototype of the car has been spied in Chennai doing testing rounds.

As seen in the pictures, the Datsun logo and GO monogram has only been covered unlike other test mules which have their whole body covered. That is because the car has been officially unveiled and the unveiled car is the production model and not a concept car.

Datsun GO is slated for launch early 2014. Probably the car will be launched at Auto Expo 2014 being held in February 2014. Built on the Nissan Micra’s ‘V’  platform, the Datsun GO is aimed to cater to the lower end of the car market. It is likely to be priced at around Rs. 4 lakh and will compete with Maruti Wagon R, Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat.

Datsun GO will be powered by the same 1.2L petrol engine which powers the Micra and Pulse. However it is likely to be tuned for more fuel efficiency and anything around 20Kmpl is what can be expected from the engine. After its Indian launch, Datsun GO will be launched in Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

More Spy Pictures of Datsun Go in India

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Volkswagen adds Corporate Edition accessory pack to Vento lineup

Volkswagen today added a special accessory pack with 8 features for its Vento car. The pack is available on both petrol and diesel models with manual transmission.

The special Corporate Edition accessory pack can be added to any of the trim levels and will cost Rs. 40,000 extra. The accessory pack contains:

1.   Navigation system with rear-view camera
2.   A trunk-mounted spoiler
3.   Side door protectors
4.   Alloy wheels
5.   Doorstep garnish
6.   Mud flaps
7.   Seat covers
8.   Chrome strip along the window-line

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Tata Indica Vista facelift spied now at Coimbatore

We had posted earlier about a facelift for the Tata Indica Indica Vista. Now more spy pictures of the Inidca Vista facelift has appeared on the net, thanks to Motor Vikatan for posting the pictures on his facebook page. The car with heavy camouflage was found testing at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

What we see from the spy pictures is the covering up of the tall tail lamps and only half of its portion uncovered. Will this mean the tall charismas tree tail lamps will give way to a new design? We and almost all the online motoring journos think so. Tata Motors might ditch the Christmas tree tail lamps and will design a new one, which could extend to the tail gate. Also seen is the number plate moving up from the bumper to the tail gate.

Though not much could be seen on the front end, according to sources, the Indica Vista facelift is likely to get a new grill inspired by Manza Hybrid concept shown at 2012 Auto Show. More angular air dams and fog lamp slits is likely to make the Vista facelift more appealing.

Powering the new Vista facelift will be the same 1.3L Quadrajet engine. But a 3 cylinder 1.1L developed in house from Tata Motors might make its debut here. As the 2014 Auto Expo is nearing, hope to see the new Vista facelift in flesh very soon.
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Maruti’s SX4 replacement YL1 sedan caught on road for the first time

Next Generation Maruti Suzuki SX4 codenamed YL1 spied in India. Will it turn around Maruti Suzuki’s future, like the Swift did?

Few days back we had posted about an all new sedan, being developed by Maruti Suzuki to replace the aging SX4. The new car codenamed YL1 has been spied for the first time on Indian soil with some heavy camouflage.

The spy car was found by a reader and from picture you can see hardly make out any curves on the car. From the concept car picture which was released some months ago, the YL1 sedan has some curves and creases which have been missing in Maruti Suzuki vehicles. As the car market is flooded with cars with curves and creases on the body lines, a similar design language is the hour of need to which Maruti Suzuki has tried to answer. This new design concept is named Suzuki Aesthetic concept revealed few months ago in Japan.

More details of the car like engine and body specs, features etc is still remote. There will likelihood of sharing of parts from Swift and Ertiga to keep the cost competitive. We feel Maruti Suzuki desperately need a car in this segment which could look good and have a status symbol and the YL1 concept perfectly suits the recipe. Keep tuned as we try to get more details about the YL1 or the next generation SX4 soon...

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All new Skoda Octavia 2013 launched in India

Skoda Auto today launched the 3rd generation Octavia in India, priced at Rs. 13.85 lakh Ex-showroom, New Delhi. Skoda had launched the second generation Octavia with the name Laura and now has decided to retain the old name ‘Octavia’ for its 3rd generation model. Skoda had unveiled the all new Octavia in India in August this year, since then the car has been assembling in Skoda’s factory at Aurangabad.

 The all new Skoda Octavia 2013 is available in 3 engine options – 2 petrol and 1 diesel. The starting model of Octavia 2013 comes with a 1.4L TSI petrol engine which produces 140 Ps of power and 250 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox and the model comes only in Active and Ambition grades.

The other petrol engine is the same 1.8L TSI seen in Laura and Superb. The engine now produces 180 Ps of power as compared to earlier 160 Ps and comes only with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The 1.8L petrol model come only in the top of the end Elegance grade.

The Octavia diesel will be powered by the 2.0L CR diesel engine producing 143Ps of power and 320 Nm of torque. The diesel model is available in all the three trim levels – Active, Ambition & Elegance with choices of a manual and an automatic gearbox, both having 6 forward gears.

All new Skoda Octavia 2013 Price in New Delhi:

Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI Active (M) – Rs. 13.95 lakhs
Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI Ambition (M) – Rs. 14.95 lakhs
Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI Elegance (AT) – Rs. 18.25 lakhs
Skoda Octavia Active 2.0 TDI (M) – Rs. 15.55 lakhs
Skoda Octavia Ambition 2.0 TDI (M) – Rs. 16.55 lakhs
Skoda Octavia Ambition 2.0 TDI (AT) – Rs. 17.55 lakhs
Skoda Octavia Elegance 2.0 TDI  (AT) – Rs. 19.45 lakhs

Skoda Octavia Dimensions:

All new Skoda Octavia 2013 is 4659 mm long, 1814 mm wide and 1476 mm tall.

Skoda Octavia Wheelbase:

All new Skoda Octavia 2013 has wheelbase of 2688 mm.

Skoda Octavia Ground Clearance:

All new Skoda Octavia 2013 has ground clearance of 155 mm.

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