Automobiles – indscoop http://www.indscoop.com Technology News, Entertaiment Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 114420553 Top 5 Affordable Diesel Cars in India – Tata Tiago, Hyundai Grand i10 and more http://www.indscoop.com/top-5-affordable-diesel-cars-in-india-tata-tiago-hyundai-grand-i10-and-more/ http://www.indscoop.com/top-5-affordable-diesel-cars-in-india-tata-tiago-hyundai-grand-i10-and-more/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:06:19 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=16991 […]]]> There was a time when diesel cars were limited to commercial use only, owing to their high emissions, and high maintenance cost. Over the time, the government has worked hard to refine diesel fuel and car manufacturers are also giving their bit to make diesel engines more refined, less pollution emitting and low in maintenance. But still, diesel cars are not accepted that widely as compared to their petrol counterparts and this time, the reason is the high cost of the diesel cars, which amounts to at least Rs 1 Lakhs more than a petrol sibling.

This very reason made buyers reluctant to buy a diesel car, resulting in the high sales of petrol vehicles. Automakers have realized the potential of low-budget cars and there are a lot of offerings in the budget diesel car segment today, priced below Rs 6 lakhs. We have compiled a list of top 5 budget diesel cars to buy in India!

Price – Rs 3.88 Lakhs*

Ever since its launch, Tata Tiago has been making a lot of noise and all because of the right reasons. From becoming the highest selling Tata car (monthly sales), to being the most affordable fully-equipped, Tiago is an obvious choice for buyers looking for a budget hatchback with lots of features. Interestingly, Tiago is also the most affordable diesel car in the market today, the price just for Rs 3.88 Lakhs for the base variant. It’s powered by a 3-cyl 1.05-litre Revotorq engine with 70 PS output.

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Tata Tigor

Price – Rs 5.41 Lakhs*

Yet another Tata on the list is the compact sedan Tigor, based on the Tiago hatchback. The newly launched sedan happens to be the first fastback inspired design in the budget segment and appeals to the young crowd. Again, it is equipped with all the features and what you pay to buy this car is way less than the rivals. The Tata Tigor is priced for Rs 5.41 Lakhs for the base diesel variant. The engine is the same 3-cyl 1.05-litre Revotorq engine with 70 PS output.

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Mahindra KUV100

 

Price – Rs 5.61 Lakhs

Mahindra and Tata are both known for their diesel engine prowess, a skill acquired from their age-old commercial vehicle business. And so it is obvious that a Mahindra features on our list, just below the Tata cars. The new Mahindra KUV100, an SUV inspired hatchback is the only hatchback in the country to offer 6-seater cabin. And if you are diesel fan, you can buy a KUV100 for as low as Rs 5.61 Lakhs for the base variant. It is powered by a mFalcon D75 1.2-litre engine with 77 bhp of output.

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Hyundai Grand i10

 

Price – Rs 5.64 Lakhs

A good news for the brand snobs, who don’t want a Mahindra or a Tata car. Hyundai offers the Grand i10 hatchback in India with a 1.2-litre CRDi U2 engine that has a 75 PS of output. The Grand i10 is a credible offering in this segment with all the bells and whistles and retails at Rs 5.64 Lakhs for the base diesel variant, which makes it the highest selling Hyundai car in India, as it also features in the top 10 selling cars of India.

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Ford Figo

 

Price – Rs 5.76 Lakhs

Last on our list is also the most powerful hatchback on our list. The Ford Figo is powered by a 1.5-litre TDCi engine that is capable of producing 100 horses, making it the most powerful diesel hatchback in this category. All you need to do is pay Rs 5.76 Lakhs for the base version to acquire this hatchback. What you get in result is a highly equipped, powerful and good looking car.

*All prices for base variants and ex-showroom, Delhi.

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Renault Captur in India will be Launched by end of 2017 http://www.indscoop.com/renault-captur-in-india-will-be-launched-by-end-of-2017/ http://www.indscoop.com/renault-captur-in-india-will-be-launched-by-end-of-2017/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:56:05 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=16986 […]]]> Renault India will be launching the Captur in India this year

Renault India recently announced that it will be launching the Captur in India before the end of 2017. In Renault’s words, the Captur is a premium SUV with a strong crossover DNA. The Captur is already on sale in international markets and is one of the highest selling crossovers in Europe.The car that will be launched in India is in fact the Kaptur (which is on sale in Russia) and the Captur ( which is on sale in Latin America). In accordance to the global naming nomenclature, the car will be named Captur upon its launch in India for easy pronunciation.

The company believes that focusing on emerging segments is key for driving volumes and the launch of the Captur will be important with that very regard. Renault India believes that the SUV segment is witnessing a boom in India and more and more new car buyers are looking to buy SUVs, crossovers and the likes. Renault India will tell us the exact date of the Captur launch in the next two months or so. The company says that it has an aggressive plan for the Captur launch in the coming months.

Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and MD, Renault India, said, “We are delighted to announce that we will launch our premium feature loaded Renault Captur in India this year, which has delivered global success and is widely acclaimed for its stunning expressive design. Captur has sold over a million cars worldwide and will enhance our product portfolio as we aim to grow our presence in the SUV segment in India. Like all our offerings in India, there will high levels of innovation and customisation in the Renault Captur that will be launched in India, to best suit the Indian customers.”

Apart from confirming the launch of Renault Captur in India, the company also announced that it recently crossed the milestone of 300 dealerships in India. Renault is focusing on targeting customers in tier 2 and tier 3 cities. One of the initiatives is the ‘Passion on Wheels’ program, which is a mobile showroom of sorts that travels from city to city and reaches out to customers. The company would like to be in the top five auto manufacturers in India by 2020. When launched in India, the Renault Captur will be going up against the likes of Hyundai Creta and other compact SUVs.

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Land Rover Discovery Unveiling in India, Price Starts at INR 68.05 Lakh http://www.indscoop.com/land-rover-discovery-unveiling-in-india-price-starts-at-inr-68-05-lakh/ http://www.indscoop.com/land-rover-discovery-unveiling-in-india-price-starts-at-inr-68-05-lakh/#respond Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:54:09 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=16471 […]]]> The Land Rover Discovery will be launched in India in November 2017, while the car has been priced from INR 68.05 lakh (ex-showroom India).

Land Rover, part of the Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover Group, has officially started accepting booking for the Land Rover Discovery in India. The full-size luxury SUV has been priced in India from INR 68.05 lakh (ex-showroom India). The new Land Rover Discovery will be launched in India in November 2017, while prospective customers can book the SUV at any of the 25 authorised Land Rover dealerships across India or online on www.findmeasuv.in. According to the company, the new Discovery is a highly desirable British SUV with unrivalled capability and technology that has been designed to enable Land Rover customers experience the lifestyle they aspire to live.

Speaking about the new Land Rover Discovery, Rohit Suri, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said, “More & more of our discerning customers today are seeking new experiences, adventures and avenues for an outdoor lifestyle with family and friends. The All-New Land Rover Discovery is the only vehicle they will ever need to fulfill all their desires & aspirations.” The new Discovery is based on the company’s Premium Lightweight Architecture (PLA) platform which has resulted in a massive weight reduction of 480kg as compared to the previous generation model.

Land Rover Discovery 2017 Design Exteriors

The design of the new Land Rover Discovery is inspired from the latest generation Evoque, Range Rover and Discovery Sport SUVs. The SUV looses out on the boxy exteriors of the previous generation model and has opted for a more angular and curvy design philosophy. The front section of the SUV sports sleek sweptback LED headlights along with integrated LED daytime running lights (DRLs), signature twin slat Land Rover grille while the muscular front bumper houses a lower placed wide air dam and vertical air intakes on either of the bumper. The side profile of the car is similar to the similar to the Discovery Sport but gets a larger rear overhang to complement the third row architecture of the SUV while the car sports inclined roofline. The rear gets an integrated spoiler along with LED taillights and a muscular black plastic cladding on rear bumper that houses the silver skid plates.

Land Rover Discovery 2017 Design Interiors

Coming on to the insides of the Land Rover Discovery, the SUV gets a completely new cabin layout along with luxurious interiors. The new Discovery gets a mix of black, beige and brown colored interior scheme. The interiors of the SUV seem to be inspired from the Range Rover while the Discovery comes in both five-seat and seven-seat configurations. The seats can be remotely operated with the help of an exclusive Smartphone App which is part of the Land Rover’s InControl touch pro services. On the features front, the new SUV flaunts a 10-inch infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On the audio front, the SUV comes loaded with a 14-speaker Meridian digital surround sound system.

Land Rover Discovery 2017 Design Interiors
Coming on to the insides of the Land Rover Discovery, the SUV gets a completely new cabin layout along with luxurious interiors. The new Discovery gets a mix of black, beige and brown colored interior scheme. The interiors of the SUV seem to be inspired from the Range Rover while the Discovery comes in both five-seat and seven-seat configurations. The seats can be remotely operated with the help of an exclusive Smartphone App which is part of the Land Rover’s InControl touch pro services. On the features front, the new SUV flaunts a 10-inch infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On the audio front, the SUV comes loaded with a 14-speaker Meridian digital surround sound system.

Land Rover Discovery 2017 Engine Specifications

The new generation 2017 Land Rover Discovery will be available in a choice of diesel and petrol engine options. The petrol variant will be powered by a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 unit that is capable of pumping out 340 PS of maximum power along with 450 Nm of peak torque. The oil burner will be powered by a 3.0-litre TDV6 diesel engine producing 255 BHP of power and 600 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines will come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission that will also get an AWD system.

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Ducati launches all new Scrambler Desert Sled in India; priced at Rs 9.32 lakh http://www.indscoop.com/ducati-launches-all-new-scrambler-desert-sled-in-india-priced-at-rs-9-32-lakh/ http://www.indscoop.com/ducati-launches-all-new-scrambler-desert-sled-in-india-priced-at-rs-9-32-lakh/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:49:14 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=16426 […]]]> Ducati India today announced the launch of the Scrambler Desert Sled. Drawing its inspiration from the off-road bikes of the ’60s and ’70s that made US motorcycling history in the mountains and deserts of California, the Scrambler Desert Sled offers a unique incomparable style.

Prices for the Euro 4 version of the Scrambler Icon and Scrambler Classic start at Rs 7.23 lakh and Rs 8.48 lakh respectively. Bookings for Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, Icon and Classic (now available in Euro 4 version) are open and the motorcycles are available across all dealerships in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kochi.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Sergi Canovas Garriga, Managing Director, Ducati India said, “We’ve introduced for the first time in India, a motorcycle in the ‘easy off-road’ category. Staying true to the Scrambler family and inspiration from the ’60s and ’70s, California motorcycle scene, the Desert Sled reinforces the pure essence of motorcycling: two wheels, wide handlebars, a straightforward engine and endless fun. The bike is perfect for the city and to get off the tarmac and explore the road less travelled.”

Engine:

Equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, the EURO 4-compliant, twin-cylinder 803 cm3 air and oil-cooled engine delivers 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and a torque of 68 Nm at 5,750 rpm. The updated homologation introduces a new throttle control and an all-new engine calibration that has made power delivery even smoother, especially at the bottom end of the rev range.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

The modified frame and suspension, high mudguards (specially designed for this version), type-approved headlight mesh guard and engine skid plate lend to the off-road capability of the Scrambler Desert Sled.

Suspension:

The Scrambler Desert Sled is the natural evolution of the Urban Enduro version towards a more functional off-road style. It is also characterised by a new riding position thanks to the full 200 mm extended travel on the front and rear suspension, higher seat (a 20 mm low seat option is available as an accessory) and off-road style foot pegs with removable rubber pads.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Features:

The 19″ front and 17″ rear spoked wheels on the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled mount the new Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres that have been specially designed to combine the performance of a top-flight off-road tyre with that of an enduro street one.

Combining maximum stopping performance with minimalist styling, the Brembo braking system features a Bosch 9.1 MP ABS system with pressure sensor. The front wheel has a single 330 mm disc and a 4-piston Brembo M4.32B monobloc caliper while the rear features a 245 mm disc gripped by a 32 mm diameter piston caliper.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Colors:

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled comes with a dedicated accessory and apparel line. The Scrambler Desert Sled is available in ‘Red Dusk’ and  ‘White Mirage’ with black frame and spoked wheels with gold rims at Rs 9.32 lakh and Rs 9.45 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively.

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Ducati launches Scrambler Cafe Racer in India at Rs 9.32 lakh http://www.indscoop.com/ducati-launches-scrambler-cafe-racer-in-india-at-rs-9-32-lakh/ http://www.indscoop.com/ducati-launches-scrambler-cafe-racer-in-india-at-rs-9-32-lakh/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:43:33 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=16412 […]]]> Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer.

Ducati has launched the Scrambler Cafe Racer in India, priced at an ex-showroom price of Rs 9.32 lakh. Ducati’s Scrambler is sold in different iterations and recently the company had also launched the Scrambler Desert Sled in India.

 

The design of the motorcycle is inspired by the Cafe Racer movement that happened back in the ’60s. The black coffee shade, clip-on handlebars, anodised aluminium cover and a Termignoni exhaust, all make up the Cafe Racer look.

It is powered by a 803cc L-Twin engine that makes 73bhp and 67Nm of torque. Ducati has equipped it with 7-inch, gold, cast aluminium alloy wheels and Brembo M4.32 calipers.

Managing Director of Ducati India, Sergi Canovas Garriga believes the Scrambler Cafe Racer is the expression of free spirit and is a style icon for the enthusiasts. Ducati India is also offering a wide range of accessories and apparel to go with the Scrambler Cafe Racer.

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BMW launches new variant of 320d http://www.indscoop.com/bmw-launches-new-variant-of-320d/ http://www.indscoop.com/bmw-launches-new-variant-of-320d/#respond Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:02:14 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=16385 […]]]> BMW has launched a new model of its entry level sedan, the 3 Series, christened the 3 Series Edition Sport. The vehicle is only on offer in the 320d diesel version and is priced at Rs 38.60 lakhs, ex-showroom.

It can be had in a total of three colour options, Alpine White, Black Sapphire and Mediterranean Blue. On the inside, sports seats with red contrast stitching. On the outside, the car gets a new gloss black kidney grille up front and all other accents have been finished in black now, giving the car a more meaner look.

The steering wheel is equipped with paddle shifters and has red contrast stitching on it as well. The car has a sun roof, a 205 watt 9 speaker Hi-Fi sound system and the car key is also finished with a red trim. The car is also equipped with a launch control mode, for those quick off the line starts. Other standard features include a new rear view camera, rear parking sensors, 16.5″ iDrive screen with the new tile iDrive system, BMW Apps and driving mode options (Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport, Sport +)

Power comes from the same 2.0 liter engine which was on offer on the 320d and the 520d. The engine produces 190 Bhp and 400 Nm. The engine is mated to an 8 speed ZF transmission. The engine has TwinPower turbo technology to reduce the turbo lag. It does 0-100 in 7.2 seconds and has a top speed of 250 kmph. It has a max fuel efficiency of 22.69 kmpl as per ARAI figures.

The 3 Series diesel range consists of the 320d Prestige, priced at Rs 36.3 lakhs, the Sport line priced at Rs 41.3 lakhs, the Luxury line priced at Rs 41.8 lakhs and the M Sport priced at Rs 43.4 lakhs. The 3 Series competes with the newly launched Jaguar XE, the new Audi A4 and the Mercedes C Class.

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5th gen Verna to fuel competition in the sedan market http://www.indscoop.com/5th-gen-verna-to-fuel-competition-in-the-sedan-market/ http://www.indscoop.com/5th-gen-verna-to-fuel-competition-in-the-sedan-market/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:56:24 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=16304 […]]]> In a bid to bring back excitement into the sedan segment, the Korean giant Hyundai has finally upgraded the Verna as a formidable package to take the next-gen level fight to a whole new dimension. The dynamic Verna was quite a sensation when first launched, given its predecessor was quite a bland design. The new car is more of an evolution when it comes to stylistic features with Verna’s cascading grille along with a more sleeker profile. The insides have also been modified and looks far more pleasing than the previous models. For the gadget-addicts, you get two USB ports upfront along with a 12-volt socket along with a USB charging port at the back. A first in the segment feature the Verna offers is ventilated seats which could be a great boon for the humid summer days. The company has also added rear curtains along with handsfree smart trunk making it extremely utility rich. Furthermore, the new car also gets rich leather upholstery, a gorgeous sunroof, 6 airbags, and rear AC vents. The new car sees a lot of changes in the technical base. The brand new K2 platform gets ‘super body structure’ built on an advanced high strength steel structure that ensures extremely good rigidity and crash performance. Powering the vehicle is a 1.6 litre petrol and a 1.6 litre diesel engine, which, as per Hyundai’s claim, are the best power figures best in the segment.

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Jeep Compass Unveiling in India at Rs 14.95 lakh http://www.indscoop.com/jeep-compass-unveiling-in-india-at-rs-14-95-lakh/ http://www.indscoop.com/jeep-compass-unveiling-in-india-at-rs-14-95-lakh/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 03:30:30 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=16173 […]]]> FCA India today launched the Made-in-India Jeep Compass at a starting price of Rs 14.95 lakh (ex-Delhi). Deliveries of the vehicle will begin nationwide on August 6, 2017. The Company is set to expand its dealer network to 60 by the end of this calendar year, according to a company statement.

The Jeep Compass is manufactured in FCA’s joint venture manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, near Pune, and is made of 65% locally sourced components.

Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “We decided to advance the price announcement so that potential customers can finalize their purchase decisions. We will start retails on August 6, 2017. Analyzing our pre-bookings data it has made sense for us to prioritize the deliveries of diesel manual transmission variants. We will deliver petrol automatic transmission variants closer to Diwali.”

The Jeep Compass range comes in three premium trims – Sport, Longitude and Limited (top of the line), and in a combination of ten (10) variants. The Sport comes with ‘Black’ upholstery while customers have a choice of Dual Tone cloth or leather upholstery respectively, in the Longitude and Limited trims.

The UConnect Infotainment system, comes with a 7-inch touch screen High Definition (HD) display and Integrated Control Stack that facilitates hands-free phone calls and text messages, cabin temperature and air flow control, Lights and Brakes adjustment, music and integrated voice command functions.

The UConnect Infotainment system offers Apple Car Play and Android Auto making the hands-free experience more user-friendly and up to date with the latest technology available in the market.

The Sport and Longitude trims are available in two-wheel drive (4×2) only while the top of the line trim, Limited comes with choice of 4×2 as well as four-wheel drive (4×4) options.

The Limited is equipped with Jeep’s legendary Jeep Active Drive with Selec Terrain Traction Management System that lets the driver chose from four terrain modes – Auto, Mud, Sand and Snow.

Flynn added, “We developed a pricing strategy that could help us keep the product premium, yet attainable, with absolutely no compromise on quality of materials, comfort, safety and drivability, and make worthy impact in the highly aspirational and demanding SUV marketplace.”

The Jeep Compass resembles its bigger and more luxurious sibling, the Grand Cherokee. The front fascia especially keeps up with the Grand Cherokee design theme but a closer look will reveal Jeep’s seven-slot grille, now more contemporary styled.

The Compass also inherits the trapezoidal wheel arches, which can be found on every Jeep product built since the 1940s. The front grille and the squared off wheel arches retain those subtleties of Jeep’s illustrious history even in the present day.

Customers can choose from two powertrain options – the 173 PS, 350 Nm, 2.0-litre MultiJet Turbo Diesel and the 162 PS, 250 Nm, 1.4-Multi-Air Turbo Petrol. The Diesel variant is being offered with the 6-speed manual transmission while the Petrol comes with both options, the 6-speed manual as well as the 7-speed DDCT (Dry Dual Clutch Technology) or Automatic Transmission.

The Compass comes with features such as Electric Parking Brake (EPB), electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Hill Ascent Control (HAC), disc brakes on all four wheels, front airbags are all standard safety equipment across the range.

The Jeep Compass will be available with a three-year / 100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty and in addition, a complimentary Road-side Assistance (RSA) package for three (3) years. Customers can avail of an extended warranty program to enjoy additional warranty up to one or two years.

Customers can also choose from over 30 accessories developed for the Made in India Jeep Compass, available at all authorized sales and service outlets.

Customers can choose from two powertrain options – the 173 PS, 350 Nm, 2.0-litre MultiJet Turbo Diesel and the 162 PS, 250 Nm, 1.4-Multi-Air Turbo Petrol. The Diesel variant is being offered with the 6-speed manual transmission while the Petrol comes with both options, the 6-speed manual as well as the 7-speed DDCT (Dry Dual Clutch Technology) or Automatic Transmission.

The Compass comes with features such as Electric Parking Brake (EPB), electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Hill Ascent Control (HAC), disc brakes on all four wheels, front airbags are all standard safety equipment across the range.

The Jeep Compass will be available with a three-year / 100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty and in addition, a complimentary Road-side Assistance (RSA) package for three (3) years. Customers can avail of an extended warranty program to enjoy additional warranty up to one or two years.

Customers can also choose from over 30 accessories developed for the Made in India Jeep Compass, available at all authorized sales and service outlets.

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The India spec Jeep Compass SUV will be revealed in April 2017 followed by launch in August. The SUV will be manufactured at the company’s Ranjangaon facility. Expect the company to launch the car in both petrol and diesel variants mated to a 7-speed gearbox.

The Compass comes with features such as Electric Parking Brake (EPB), electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Hill Ascent Control (HAC), disc brakes on all four wheels, front airbags are all standard safety equipment across the range.

The Jeep Compass will be available with a three-year / 100,000 km manufacturer’s warranty and in addition, a complimentary Road-side Assistance (RSA) package for three (3) years. Customers can avail of an extended warranty program to enjoy additional warranty up to one or two years.

Customers can also choose from over 30 accessories developed for the Made in India Jeep Compass, available at all authorized sales and service outlets.

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Jeep to launch the Compass SUV in India http://www.indscoop.com/jeep-to-launch-the-compass-suv/ http://www.indscoop.com/jeep-to-launch-the-compass-suv/#respond Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:00:03 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15998 […]]]> Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles are all set to launch the all-new Jeep Compass . To be the first ever India-made Jeep, the Compass will join the Jeep Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee and will be the entry-level car in the American carmaker’s India line-up.

The butch looking SUV aims to take the Jeep brand to the masses, marking Fiat Chrysler first real attempt to get back to the numbers game after the dismal performance of the Fiat brand in the country. With its modern looks and up-to-date equipment lists, the Jeep Compass should prve to be a formidable competitor to the D-segment sedans like the Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and the Toyota Corolla Altis.

The Jeep Compass, built at the Ranjangoan factory, will be offered with two engine options – the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine mated to both manual and automatic gearbox options. Both the powertrains will get the four-wheel drive option as well, staying true to the Jeep DNA.

Bookings for the Jeep Compass are already open, the prices will be announced tomorrow. We have been assured that FCA will employ an aggressive pricing strategy and we expect the entry-level trims to start at somewhere about Rs 15.5 to Rs 16 lakh with the price of the top-spec Compass crawling beyond Rs 20 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.

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Next generation Suzuki Swift Sport http://www.indscoop.com/next-generation-suzuki-swift-sport/ http://www.indscoop.com/next-generation-suzuki-swift-sport/#respond Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:54:33 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15993 […]]]> The brochure for the next generation Suzuki Swift Sport has been leaked ahead of the hatchback’s debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It has seen through the evolution of three generations now and as is the case with the previous two models, this car too picks up from the design philosophy of the new generation Swift, but with sportier overtones to make it standout.

The leaked document indicates that the Swift Sport will be offered in six colours and will get some fancy external design elements like the sporty bumpers, black wheels, projector head lamps and a chrome tipped exhaust. Inside, the dials of the Swift have been retained, but now with a red backlight as well as red insert for the all-black dashboard and cabin. It gets the same trip computer found in the India spec Baleno and Ignis models. There has been no official word on the engine option, but we know that it is a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit that is expected to produce around 150bhp and over 200Nm of torque going to the front through either a six-speed MT or a CVT.

In the present scenario, it is unlikely that the Swift Sport is coming to India as it will have a pricing similar to a premium D-segment sedan or SUV, putting it well out of the comfort zone that Maruti Suzuki has for its smaller models. It is never too late to hope though and if nothing else, we know that Maruti Suzuki will bring the Swift Sport as its show stopper for Delhi 2018.

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Unveiling New Suzuki Swift Sport 2017 http://www.indscoop.com/unveiling-new-suzuki-swift-sport-2017/ http://www.indscoop.com/unveiling-new-suzuki-swift-sport-2017/#respond Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:18:16 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15775 […]]]> The new Suzuki Swift Sport, based on the new Swift, has been revealed and will officially debut at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show in September.

upcoming Suzuki Swift Sport that is underpinned by the new Heartect platform. This lightweight hot hatch will sport a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol Boosterjet engine, while Suzuki has claimed that the model has “undergone a complete redesign and delivers an all new level of excitement for sport-minded drivers across the world.”

The Swift Sport is expected to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and feature the same engaging handling, impressive body control, slick manual gearbox, subtle body kit and a low kerb weight. The previous-generation Swift Sports were offered with a 138hp, 1.6-litre, naturally-aspirated motor and this is the first time a turbocharged petrol engine will be offered instead.

While Maruti Suzuki will debut the new Swift at the 2018 Auto Expo in January, there is no official word on whether the Swift Sport will come to India. However, the likelihood of the hot hatch coming to India with the 1.4-litre motor is high.

The Indian market has seen a new niche emerging in the hot/warm hatchback segment with cars like the Fiat Abarth Punto, Volkswagen Polo GTI and Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS. If Maruti Suzuki’s knack for a well-priced product holds, the Swift Sport could take this segment by storm.

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3 things to consider before buying an electric car. http://www.indscoop.com/3-things-to-consider-before-buying-an-electric-car/ http://www.indscoop.com/3-things-to-consider-before-buying-an-electric-car/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:20:39 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15688 […]]]> This summer has had a lot of news about electric vehicles. Tesla announced last week that it plans to deliver its first mass-market car to customers this month. Volvo said in the same week it will only sell electric and hybrid cars in 2019, and last month, Nissan’s Global Director of EV, Kazuo Yajima, said that the next Leaf will have a range of over 200 miles. As efforts ramp up to get more electric vehicles in front of consumers, here are some things to keep in mind when considering such a purchase:

Battery life:

Batteries in electric vehicles differ from those in gas-powered cars. Electric cars require a more expensive kind of battery, which is what contributes to the high price of most models, said Frederic Lambert, the editor-in-chief of the website Electrek. The batteries are lithium-ion based and designed to give power over sustained periods, while batteries in gas-powered vehicles are lead-acid based and mainly are used to start the conventional gas engine.

Most electric cars come with an extended warranty that covers the car battery up to its first 100,000 miles, said Brian Mooney, an auto analyst and executive editor at Autotrader, which is similar to gas cars depending on the model. Since most electric cars have yet to have their warranties expire, car companies have handled the majority of battery replacements, Lambert said.

Range:

Depending upon the mileage, how fast a car is going and other factors, a nonelectric car can get well over 350 miles on a full tank of gas, according to consumer finance website Bankrate. The range for electric vehicles vary model to model, with the Chevy Bolt advertised to go 238 miles on a full charge, which is considered high for electric cars. The Nissan Leaf has a range of 107 miles, while the Tesla Model S has a range between 210 to 315.

The more miles a car can go on one charge, the higher its price will be, Mooney said. But not everyone needs an electric car that has a range like the Bolt, if they’re only going to use it for a 10-mile commute to work every day. Consumers should consider how they will use the car and the average number of miles they’ll be putting on it before purchasing an electric car, Mooney said. If they’re not traveling far, they can look at the cheaper models rather than overpay for a more expensive one.

Charge time:

How fast an electric car can charge its battery really depends upon the strength of the outlet it’s plugged into and the kind of charger used. One can recharge half the battery in half an hour when it’s plugged into a supercharger, which is unique to Tesla cars only. Cars plugged into a basic wall outlet can take up to 12 hours to charge depending on the wattage, but customers have the option to buy a wall connector that cuts the time by five to six hours, Lambert said.

If you want to know how much electricity is needed for your car, there are websites such as fueleconomy.gov and Plug In America, which can be good starting points.

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Android Auto is now available on 11 Suzuki cars http://www.indscoop.com/android-auto-is-now-available-on-11-suzuki-cars/ http://www.indscoop.com/android-auto-is-now-available-on-11-suzuki-cars/#respond Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:24:44 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15586 […]]]> Android Auto is now available on 11 Suzuki cars from 2016 onwards

Suzuki may not sell cars in the US anymore, but it still does in many global markets. To help keep its cars modern, the Japanese auto manufacturer is adding Android Auto support to quite a few vehicles in its lineup – 11, to be specific. Not bad for a company that is known for building economy cars.

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The Suzuki Android Auto page was just updated today with eleven new compatible vehicles; the page simply said “coming soon” before that. So without further ado, here’s the full list of Suzukis that now support Android Auto:

  • 2016+ Hustler
  • 2016+ Ignis
  • 2016+ Lapin
  • 2016+ Solio
  • 2016+ Solio Bandit
  • 2016+ Spacia
  • 2016+ Spacia Custom
  • 2016+ Spacia Custom Z
  • 2016+ Swift
  • 2016+ WagonR
  • 2016+ WagonR Stingray

All the cars listed above but the Swift, WagonR, and WagonR Stingray have asterisks next to them on the Android Auto page to indicate that a software update may be required to enable Android Auto. However, it seems as if at least a few Suzuki vehicles were already capable of Android Auto; a quick Google search revealed that the Ignis, at least, has had Auto since February, and other unlisted models such as the Baleno, Ciaz, Ertiga, and S-Cross could be updated to have Auto as recently as five days ago.

Either way, it’s good to know that so many of Suzuki’s cars now support Android Auto. If you have a compatible Suzuki, a compatible phone (you probably do), and live in one of 31 supported countries, you should be good to go!

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Suzuki Swift 2017 Hybrid Unveiled http://www.indscoop.com/suzuki-swift-2017-hybrid-unveiled/ http://www.indscoop.com/suzuki-swift-2017-hybrid-unveiled/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:29:29 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15584 […]]]> 2017 Suzuki Swift Hybrid Unveiled; Claims 32 Kmpl

Having introduced the new generation Suzuki Swift earlier this year, the hatchback has now received a new hybrid derivative that was recently unveiled in Japan. Available in two variants – SG and SL, the Suzuki Swift Hybrid is a lot of different from the hybrids that were shown at the time of the global unveil which were equipped with SHVS, and instead carries an electric motor assisting the petrol unit. The new variant is not only more environmentally conscious, but also more fuel efficient and the automaker claims a mileage of 32 kmpl in the Japanese cycle.

2017 Suzuki Swift Hybrid technology


The Suzuki Swift Hybrid remains the same in proportions and it is the technology under the hood that has seen a change. Powering the Swift Hybrid is a 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns out 89 bhp and is mated to a 10 kW electric motor generator sending power only to the front wheels. The hybrid powertrain is paired to a 5-speed AMT unit.

Apart from the hybrid engine, the new Suzuki Swift gets a host of tech upgrades as well. The hatchback can detect low road conditions and will shut the petrol engine off when coasting and run on electric power alone for a limited distance. Suzuki has managed to weigh the Swift Hybrid just under 1000 kg, which results in the hatchback qualifying for several tax benefits in Japan.

The Suzuki Swift Hybrid does not sport any dramatic visual changes


The Suzuki Swift Hybrid gets no exterior changes as such, barring the ‘Hybrid’ badge added to the front fender. The cabin too remains largely similar, save for the blue lining on the gear selector and a blue display on the instrument console. The Swift Hybrid SL variant also comes with paddle shifters, while the car is loaded on safety tech including Suzuki’s Dual Camera Brake Support that uses lasers and cameras to help detect pedestrians.

The new generation Suzuki Swift is an extremely important product for India and is slated to make its domestic debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. While India will get the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine options, as well as the manual and AMT units; the hybrid is unlikely. That said, the new Swift diesel is expected to return around 28 kmpl, going by the ARAI figures on the new generation Dzire.

With the high pricing and expensive technology backing the Swift Hybrid, Maruti Suzuki has refrained from introducing the hybrid version in the country even on the current generation model. Now, with the new GST norms charging 43 per cent taxes on hybrid cars, the Indian automaker will surely refrain from introducing the Swift hybrid here. More so, since the Ciaz and Ertiga that get the SHVS mild-hybrid systems are now over a ₹ 1 lakh more expensive.

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Mercedes to launch GLC43 AMG in July http://www.indscoop.com/mercedes-to-launch-glc43-amg-in-july/ http://www.indscoop.com/mercedes-to-launch-glc43-amg-in-july/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:29:06 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15379 […]]]> Mercedes is a brand that has been experimenting with their Indian portfolio. They have been bringing in a lot of vehicles from their global portfolio to the Indian market, so as to provide variety to the Indian customer. Keeping that in mind, the company will be launching the GLC 43 AMG in the Indian market soon, if reports are to be believed.

Mercedes launched the GLC in the Indian market mid last year, in both petrol and diesel guise. Both are 4-cylinder units that were on offer, in the 300 petrol and 220 diesel format. The 43 AMG has the same engine as that on the C43, which means it is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 unit making 357 Bhp and 521 Nm. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, which transmits power to all 4 wheels. It also gets Mercedes’s air body control and air suspension as standard. The GLC 43 AMG accelerates from 0-100 in 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 250 kmph. Driving modes will also be on offer, where the driver can choose between Eco, Comfort, Sport , Sport Plus and Individual, based on what characteristics the driver wants from the vehicle.

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Changes to the AMG variant include a new AMG grille, larger air intakes on the bumper, 19″  AMG rims, all-black interiors with red stitching and a new AMG steering wheel.

The GLC 43 AMG will be the third model in their 43 line up. The 43 trim line was recently introduced, as an entry level AMG for those who wanted the practicality and yet wanted something special. The GLC 43 is expected to be priced around the Rs 80 lakh mark, since the C 43 is priced at Rs 74.5 lakhs and the GLE 43 AMG Coupe is priced at Rs 90.96 lakhs, which means this will slot right in the middle of both of them. It is expected to be launched in July this year, following the launch of the GLA facelift.

Source: Car & Bike

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GST impact on Car Price in India http://www.indscoop.com/gst-impact-on-car-price/ http://www.indscoop.com/gst-impact-on-car-price/#respond Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:46:44 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=15300 […]]]> Here’s what various auto-makers are offering GST price.

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Hyundai

The newly launched Grand i10 and Xcent facelift from Hyundai India have benefited from this reduction in prices and so has the all-new Tucson. The price cut due to GST effect will be up to 5.9 per cent ex-showroom Delhi and the new prices are effective from July 1, 2017.

GST impact on the Hyundai Creta, price cut of up to Rs 37000

Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has slashed prices of most of its models by up to 3 per cent with immediate effect except for diesel versions of sedan Ciaz and MPV Ertiga with mild hybrid technology, which saw increase in prices by over Rs 1 lakh.

Honda

Honda Cars India has brought down prices of its models by up to Rs 1.31 lakh with immediate effect to help customers reap GST benefit.

Tata Motors

Tata Motors announced a reduction in price of its passenger vehicles by up to Rs 2.17 lakh, making available the GST benefit to its customers.

Mahindra

Mahindra announced reduction in prices of its utility vehicles and SUVs by up to 6.9 per cent on an average to pass on the GST benefit to customers.

Ford

Ford India has decided to reduce vehicle prices by up to 4.5 per cent with immediate effect to pass on the GST benefit to the customers.

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5 Future Concept Cars YOU MUST SEE http://www.indscoop.com/5-future-concept-cars-you-must-see/ http://www.indscoop.com/5-future-concept-cars-you-must-see/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 04:51:56 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=13766 […]]]>

5. 2017 Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ Concept

The German automaker has its sights set at competing in the electric vehicle segment, showing off the Generation EQ Concept in Paris. It’s a bit of a Tesla Model X fighter, with two separate electric motors generating around 400 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes claims it has a driving range of about 310 miles and permanent all-wheel drive helps contribute to a zero-to-62 mph [0-100 km/h] time of less than five seconds.

4. 2017 Volkswagen ID Concept

According to Volkswagen, the production version of the I.D. will arrive by 2020, and a fully self-driving version will be on sale by 2025. In autonomous mode, the steering wheel will tuck back into the dash.

3. 2016 Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept

The company behind this new car is called Faraday Future. Just 18 months old, it’s a new automaker, but it’s backed by some serious friends. Supported by a Chinese billionaire and with help from Nevada state officials, Faraday Future will begin making cars right here in the U.S.

2. 2017 BMW i Vision Future Interaction Concept

e BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept, which is an i8 with an interior packed full of futuristic technology. High-resolution vehicle displays including a 21-inch screen are found throughout the interior, which are controlled using gestures, touch-sensitive surfaces and voice controls.

1. 2016 Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 Concept

Rolls-Royce showed off its Vision Next 100 concept today in London, giving a look at what its vehicles might look like a century years from now. The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 is the most luxurious car ever made. The chassis of this luxury car is a hand-built, and it is made from the most luxurious, advanced, and most expensive materials.

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2016 Honda Brio facelift India launch in October http://www.indscoop.com/2016-honda-brio-facelift-india-launch-in-october/ http://www.indscoop.com/2016-honda-brio-facelift-india-launch-in-october/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:52:00 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=12580 […]]]> The new Brio facelift has already started reaching the dealerships of the company.

The Honda Brio facelift was first showcased at the 2016 Indonesia Motor Show. This was followed with it being spied at Indian dealerships, earlier this month. Now it has been confirmed that Honda will be launching the Brio facelift in India on October 4. Launched in 2011, this is the first time that the Brio is getting an update in the form of a new design and revised features.

The 2016 Honda Brio will get the same additions as the Indonesian-spec model. It gets a completely new front bumper with a larger profile. The same also lends a wider look to the hatchback. Additionally, it will also sport a new single-slat radiator grille as seen on the new Amaze. Honda will retain the silhouette from the previous version, except for a minor update of the 14-inch alloys. The rear profile too looks almost unchanged other than a chrome strip on the tailgate, spoiler and LED stop lamps. We also expect Honda to launch the sportier looking RS version with 15-inch dual-tone alloys, side skirts and badges.

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Inside, the new Honda Brio gets the same cabin layout and feature list as the 2016 Amaze. It will be equipped with a new multi-function steering wheel on the top-end variants and a 2-DIN entertainment system. The quality of plastics is also expected to be better than the previous iteration. Also, Honda might use the same colour beige-black colour scheme on trims and panels. Since there are no changes in terms of dimensions, the Honda Brio facelift will have the same amount of legroom, headroom and shoulder room.

Honda presently offers the Brio with a petrol motor only. The 1.2-litre motor makes 88PS and 109Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. There is also an optional 5-speed CVT unit paired to the same motor. We hope Honda gets the reworked form of the same motor that makes an increased 90PS and 110Nm of torque, similar to the one that comes in the Amaze facelift.

Honda India dealers are offering a discount of Rs 22,000-25,000 on insurance and accessories offered on the Brio. While they have still not started accepting bookings for the facelift, expect the same to begin in the next few days.

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7 bizarre cars of 2016 so far http://www.indscoop.com/7-bizarre-cars-of-2016-so-far/ http://www.indscoop.com/7-bizarre-cars-of-2016-so-far/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:25:28 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=11566 […]]]> Automakers are always pushing the envelope through their concept car designs.

Whether it’s advancing a new idea for the general design of the car or its interior, concept cars offer an interesting look at how the future of transportation will change. But there are a few we can’t help but raise our eyebrows at.

Scroll down to see the seven most bizarre cars we’ve seen so far in 2016.

1. Rolls-Royce Vision 100 concept car is stunning in a lot of ways, but it definitely has some unusual design features like its box-shaped wheel area.

1. Rolls-Royce Vision 100 concept car is stunning in a lot of ways, but it definitely has some unusual design features like its box-shaped wheel area.

Since the concept is fully autonomous, the interior consists of a two-person sofa and a giant TV.

Since the concept is fully autonomous, the interior consists of a two-person sofa and a giant TV.

2. Toyota showed off a boxy, all-electric SUV concept car appropriately dubbed the uBox. Toyota says it’s geared toward young entrepreneurs who want a vehicle that can offer office space.

2. Toyota showed off a boxy, all-electric SUV concept car appropriately dubbed the uBox. Toyota says it's geared toward young entrepreneurs who want a vehicle that can offer office space.
The seating of the uBox can be moved around to create room for working. There’s also panels on the inside that can be reconfigured to add features like vents and door trim.
The seating of the uBox can be moved around to create room for working. There's also panels on the inside that can be reconfigured to add features like vents and door trim.

3. Faraday Future unveiled an interesting looking concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. It looks part-race car, part-Batmobile, and is not intended for production.

3. Faraday Future unveiled an interesting looking concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. It looks part-race car, part-Batmobile, and is not intended for production.
The interior also in no way resembles a production vehicle. It has a cockpit with seats positioned at a 45 degree angle, and a steering wheel that reminds me of a stripped down version you would see in a race car.

4. The McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD concept car also has a bizarre looking steering wheel that looks like a video game controller. It also as cameras that jut out in the place of rearview mirrors.

4. The McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD concept car also has a bizarre looking steering wheel that looks like a video game controller. It also as cameras that jut out in the place of rearview mirrors.

The car itself, like any McLaren, is sleek and beautiful from the outside.
4. The car itself, like any McLaren, is sleek and beautiful from the outside.

5. If you’ve ever thought “wow, I really want a car that seamlessly stores my longboard,” then the Audi connected mobility concept car is the one for you. A longboard is integrated into the bumper and pulls right out when you need it.

The concept car also has an infotainment system that can calculate the best route and suggest using the longboard if that seems like the faster choice. It will even show you the best parking spot for the longboard portion of your commute, potentially making this the most niche concept car we’ve seen.

6. Toyota showed off a concept car made entirely out of wood in April. The car is made up of 86 handmade panels using a technique called okuriari, meaning they were put together using joints instead of nails.

The car is, in fact, capable of a driving, but isn’t street legal since it’s made of wood. The two-seater has a dashboard that will count the passing years up to a century.

The car is, in fact, capable of a driving, but isn't street legal since it's made of wood. The two-seater has a dashboard that will count the passing years up to a century.

7. Lastly, the 1960 Jeep FC 150 concept is a rather interesting mix of old and new. Although it has an old school look, there’s a 2005 Wrangler underneath for optimal off-roading capabilities.

7. Lastly, the 1960 Jeep FC 150 concept is a rather interesting mix of old and new. Although it has an old school look, there's a 2005 Wrangler underneath for optimal off-roading capabilities.

The concept car has vinyl seat covers, a headliner wrapped in a duck hunting pattern, and an analog compass.

The concept car has vinyl seat covers, a headliner wrapped in a duck hunting pattern, and an analog compass.

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Volkswagen Ameo TDI (Diesel) http://www.indscoop.com/volkswagen-ameo-tdi-diesel/ http://www.indscoop.com/volkswagen-ameo-tdi-diesel/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:17:05 +0000 http://www.indscoop.com/?p=10820 […]]]> Though no exact launch date has been revealed, the company has made it official that it’s planning to roll out the Volkswagen Ameo diesel during 2016 festive season.
Similar to the petrol version, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel range will also come at an aggressive price range.

Volkswagen India that recently rolled out the Ameo petrol in the country, will introduce the diesel version of the car during this year’s festive season. Ahead of its launch, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel has been spied testing in Maharashtra. The Ameo petrol features a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, MPI engine that yields 74bhp at 5400rpm and 110Nm at 3750rpm. On the other hand, the Volkswagen Ameo diesel will powered by a 1.5-liter TDI unit that also does duty in the Vento and the Polo. Though for the Ameo, the engine has been tuned to deliver 5bhp more power. Having said that, there will be no improvement in its torque output as it will continue to develop 230Nm.

The updated engine will also be introduced on the company’s mid-sized sedan – the Vento. The Ameo diesel will come with two transmission options – a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic.

Similar to the petrol version, the Volkswagen Ameo’s diesel version is also expected to come at an aggressive price range. While the petrol range is priced between Rs 5.24 lakh – Rs 7.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the diesel variants could be offered within the range of Rs 7 lakh – Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom).

Just like the petrol version of the sub-compact sedan, the diesel-engined model will also get front dual airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard across all trims. The vehicle also comes with a host of segment-first features like cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, anti-pinch power windows, centre arm rest at the front and static cornering light.

Other key features on offer are – rear-view camera with parking sensors, toucscreen multimedia music system, climatronic automatic AC, cooled glove box, electrically-adjustable wing mirrors, LED turn indicators, auto-dimming inside rear view mirror (IRVM), rear AC vents and tilt & telescopic steering wheel.

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