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Honda Amaze diesel to give 25.8 Km a liter

Honda Amaze diesel to deliver class leading fuel efficiency of 25.8 Kmpl, 10% higher than its competitor Swift Dzire.

We all know how good Honda is in making engines. Here is another example of class leading technology, the EarthDreams 1.5L diesel engine which powers the Amaze in India will deliver ARAI certified 25.8 Kmpl. This makes Honda Amaze, the most fuel efficient car in India.

The 1.5L i-DTech engine from Honda delivers 100Ps of power and 200 Nm of torque and with 25.8 Kmpl of fuel efficiency, its a remarkable feet by archived by Honda on its first diesel engine for India. The engine is lighter than most of its competitors, thanks to the new EarthDream technology which also makes the engine cleaner to the environment.

Honda Amaze will compete with Swift Dzire in India. With more power, torque, space, comfort and fuel efficiency, Amaze has an upper hand over Dzire. Honda has to price the Amaze very competitively with Dzire which is most likely to happen as Honda has talked about high localisation of the car.  The petrol variant of Amaze has already reached some of the dealers in Bangalore. Honda Amaze will be officially launched on 11th April in both petrol and diesel avatar.

Stay tuned as we get you the latest updates on Honda Amaze diesel....
Source: Motorbash
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Maruti Suzuki to launch SX4 refresh soon

The SX4 refresh gives Maruti some room to compete against the hot sedans Fluidic Verna and Vento.

Maruti Suzuki will launch the faclifted SX4 soon as the vehicle has been spotted at the dealership at New Delhi. The SX4 refresh/facelift features a new chrome grill which looks to be derived from the famous Mercedes sedans. There are some changes to the bumpers and fog lamps as well. In the interior, the SX4 refresh gets dual tone black and beige, the car now being more airy and upmarket.

Apart from these minor changes, there will be no changes in the mechanicals. The SX4 refresh will be powered by the same 1.6L petrol and 1.3L DDiS turbo diesel engine. The car will be launched by the end of this month. Expect a little price hike on the refreshed vehicle. 

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Mahindra S101 compact SUV spied for the first time

Mahindra’s new compact SUV codenamed S101 to take on the Ford Ecosport and Maruti Alpha XA

The first ever pictures of Mahindra’s new compact SUV codenamed S101 has been posted by Autocarindia. As seen from the picture, the compact SUV looks to be sportier aiming directly at the Ford Ecosport and Maruti Alpha XA. Of course the compact SUV will be under 4 meters length, the second offering by Mahindra in the segment after the Quanto.

Mahindra S101 compact SUV will be positioned below Quanto and we expect it to be priced aggressively. The test mule seen in the picture is probably in its early stage of development and as we know Mahindra it will take probably 9-10 months to be launched in the market.

Along with S101, an upgraded version is also on the cards (codename S102) for the export market. Mahindra has also invested heavily on the engine development at Mahindra Research Valley Chennai to develop a range of petrol and diesel engines for its future products. Three petrol and three diesel engines is reported to be under development with capacities of 1.2, 1.5 and 1.6 Liters.

Mahindra in association with its Korean company SsangYong Motors is developing new vehicles for India as well as abroad with parts sharing between the two to keep the costs low. Stay tuned at for more updates on Mahindra’s new compact SUV S101.
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Honda stops Jazz production in India

Jazz production stoppage speculates coming of the next generation Jazz

Honda has stopped production of Jazz hatchback in India. Dealers have been told not to accept any bookings further while already booked Jazz will be delivered to the customers in time.

Honda has been developing the next generation Jazz which will come by 2014. The Jazz 2014 will feature a diesel engine probable the 1.5L i-Dtec of the Amaze. A diesel option will give a level playing option for Jazz which the car has been devoid since its inception.

As we all know about Honda’s design philosophy, the next generation Jazz too will be an eye catcher with futuristic design.

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Scania launches Metrolink buses and coaches in India

Scania, another major Swedish commercial vehicles manufacturer apart from Volvo has launched three new buses and coaches at the BusWorld India 2013, Mumbai. The three models launched are Scania Metrolink HD 45-seater, Scania Metrolink HD 49-seater and Scania Metrolink HD 53-seater.

Scania Metrolink HD 45-seater
This is a 12-metre 4x2 model with 45 seats, a Scania 9-litre 310 hp Euro 3 engine, Scania Opticruise 8-speed automated gearchanging. The vehicle is 2.6 m wide, 3.7 m high and fitted with a 465-litre fuel tank.

Scania Metrolink HD 49-seater
13.7-metre 6x2 model with 49 semi-sleeper seats (or 53 without calf support), a Scania 13-litre 360 hp Euro 3 engine, Scania Opticruise 8-speed automated gearchanging. The third axle is hydraulically steered for easy manoeuvring. The vehicle is 2.6 m wide, 3.7 m high and fitted with a 465-litre fuel tank.

Scania Metrolink HD 53-seater
This is a 14.5-metre high-capacity 6x2 model featuring 53 semi-sleeper seats (or 57 without calf support). It has the Scania 13-litre 410 hp Euro 3 engine, Scania Opticruise 8-speed automated gearchanging. The third axle is hydraulically steered for easy manoeuvring. The vehicle is 2.6 m wide, 3.7 m high and fitted with a 465-litre fuel tank.

Mr. Anders Grundstr√∂mer, Managing Director Scania Commercial Vehicle India and Senior Vice President Scania Group says 
“It is with great pride that Scania makes India the first market worldwide to enjoy the benefits of the Scania Metrolink, a new range of intercity coaches, with a distinct Scania character, bristling with state-of-the-art technology. Scania has been at the forefront, developing new coach concepts and technologies during more than a century. It gives us great pleasure to now bring the world-renowned Scania buses and coaches to India. Our products are known for their outstanding fuel economy and high uptime, and ensuring low operating costs. “Scania Metrolink is a premium product that is completely in line with Scania's mission to be a trusted partner for the transportation industry in India.”
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Honda starts e mail campaigning of Amaze in India

Today we received an e mail from Honda campaigning its new diesel sedan Amaze. The campaign picture emphasises on the interior space of Amaze, but there is no mention of diesel apart from i-DTEC written on the car. Couple of weeks ago Honda had displayed Amaze on its Indian homepage with the tagline “Coming in 2013”.

According to sources, Honda Amaze, both petrol and diesel has reached India and has gone to ARAI for homologation. So paparazzis in Pune get ready to snap some spy pictures of Amaze.

Honda in its website has posted comments from Indian automobile gurus who have applauded the car for its brilliant space, design and of course the diesel engine. Will the Honda Amaze become the car of the year 2013? lets wait and see...

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