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Honda to launch refreshed WR-V

Honda India is all geared up to launch a facelifted WR-V very soon. Booking of the new car has already been started and you can book one for Rs. 21000 at any of the nearest Honda dealer. However the price of the vehicle has not been anounched, which will be done by the end of March.

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Maruti to launch Alto 800 facelift in 2nd week of May

          India’s largest selling car Maruti Alto 800 is getting its first facelift after its launch in 2012. The spy pictures of Alto 800 facelift have surfaced in the internet and show the car to be already in the dealer stockyard. Sources say the Alto 800 facelift will be launched in 2nd week of May.

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          Inspite of its odd design Maruti Alto 800 continued the legacy of its predecessor, the legendary Maruti 800. Competitive price, low maintenance cost, peppy engine and being a Maruti made the new Alto 800 the largest selling car in India with over 25,000 cars sold a month. But the dominance of Alto 800 has a new challenge from Renault Kwid and soon to be launched Datsun Redi-go both aim to cut across Alto 800 sales.

          The Alto 800 facelift features a redesigned headlamp and bumper with broad hexagonal airdam. There is a slot for fog lamps as well which is missing in present alto. The rear features no changes and so do the interiors. Expect to get new fabric on the seats in the facelifted version.

Maruti Alto 800 fact sheet:
Length: 3395 mm
Width: 1490 mm
Height: 1475 mm
Wheelbase: 2360 mm
Ground Clearance: 160 mm
Kerb Weight: 725 Kg
Turning Radius: 4.6 meters
All these parameters are not going to be changed in the Alto 800 facelift

          With Renault Kwid sales increasing and soon to be launch Datsun Redi-go aimed directly at Alto 800, a facelift was very much expected and Maruti is wisely launching the Alto 800 facelift before the official delivery of Datsun Redi-go which will happen in the first week of June.

          According to some random sources Maruti is developing a new Alto 800 model which will have better design elements than the current one. And the most interesting thing is it will come with a 2 cylinder diesel motor which was indeed need for the segment. Who else other than Maruti understands the Indian car market better?

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Toyota Innova Crysta India launch on 3rd May

        Toyota will launch the next generation Innova named Innova Crysta in India on May 3rd 2016. First batch of vehicles have already been sent to the dealer yards. The Innova Crysta will be priced litter higher than the current model.

        The Innova Crysta is bigger compared to the current model. Its length x breadth x height are  4735 mm x 1830 mm x 1795 mm which means the new Crysta is longer by 150 mm, wider by 70 mm and taller by 35 mm. However the wheelbase remains same with 2750 mm. Apart from more interior space Toyota claims the bigger dimensions will improve vehicle’s crash protection.

        The new Innova Crysta will be powered by a 2.4L D4D engine which now pumps out 148 Bhp of power. The new Innova Crysta will feature smart entry system with start/stop button, dual airbags as standard along with ABS, EBD and BA, projector headlamps, ambient lighting, automatic climate control, 7-inch audio system with navigation, front seat with easy slide from rear, and third row seats.

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All new Suzuki Baleno super hatch to be launched in India soon

        Maruti Suzuki is all geared to launch the premium hatchback Baleno (codenamed YRA) in India by October 2015. The Suzuki Baleno which was shown as iK-2 concept in the Geneva Motor Show 2015 will make its debut at Frankfurt Motor Show this month.
        The new Baleno carry forward the design language of the current generation Suzuki vehicles. The front end reminds us of the Swift with dropping hood and peeled up headlamps. The car is bigger than the Swift and will compete with Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz in India.

        Powering the new Baleno will be 1.25L K-series petrol and 1.3L DDiS diesel engines. A 1.0 boosterjet petrol might also find its place but details of the engine is sparse. The new Baleno is built on Suzuki’s next generation platform optimised for better fuel efficiency. An AMT and SVHS will also be available making it highly competitive in the segment. 
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Ford to launch next generation Figo in India soon

            After the launch of Figo Aspire compact sedan in India, Ford is geared up to launch the Figo hatch by the end of September or early October 2015. The new Figo gets dynamic styling, the Aston Martin grill is the highlighting feature.

            The current generation Figo gave a breather to Ford India when launched in 2010. Ford had almost hit the bottom of sales in India and thanks to Figo which pumped lot of faith in the company. The new Figo is likely to carry on the legacy of its predecessor. The rear power window issue has been addressed in the new Figo.

            Just like the Figo Aspire, the Figo hatch will be built to the Ford standards. Features such as Ford SYNC infotainment system, Ford MyKey, and automatic climate control
will be borrowed to the Figo hatch as well. Top of the line Titanium+ variant will get ABS and EBD as standard.

            Powering the Figo hatch will be 1.2L Ti-VCT petrol and 1.5L TDCi diesel. The petrol motor has 88 Ps of power and the diesel gets 100 Ps. Transmission duty is done by 5 speed manual gearbox. The 1.5L TDCi diesel with 100 Ps power will be performance based product considering the small weight of the car. As always Figo hatch will come with class leading drivability and handling.

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