Archives February 2020

Skoda Karoq

February 18, 2020 / 1 Comments / 524 / Upcoming Cars

Engine and Transmission: The Karoq will be offered only with a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine that returns 150PS of power and 250Nm of torque. It will come mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission option.

Features: The SUV will feature 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, connected car tech, ambient lighting, and wireless charging. In terms of safety features, it gets up to 9 airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and ABS with EBD.

Expected Launch and Price: Skoda is expected to launch its mid-size SUV by April 2020 at a starting price of around Rs 20 lakh.

Rivals: It will take on the MG Hector, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier and Gravitas, and the upcoming VW T-Roc.

Suzuki Jimny showcased at Auto Expo 2020

February 18, 2020 / 0 Comments / 500 / Car News
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Showcased at the Maruti Suzuki pavilion to assess response of the Indian customers  World’s toughest compact off-roader with Suzuki ALLGRIP PRO 4WD technology Greater Noida/ New Delhi, 08 February, 2019: Keeping up the excitement at Auto Expo- The Motor Show 2020, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today showcased the Fourth Generation Japan model of Suzuki Jimny. Known as the ‘authentic off-roader’, the all-terrain vehicle has a legacy of over 50 years, catering to customers worldwide. Speaking about the Suzuki Jimny, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Suzuki Jimny with its compact design and superb off-road capabilities is an engineering marvel and speaks volumes about Suzuki’s engineering capabilities. Masterfully designed to ensure reliable driving and ease of handling, Suzuki Jimny is a favourite amongst adventure enthusiasts. Jimny has been developed basis thorough research, assessing the expectations and requirements of professional users.” He added, “The vehicle has been showcased at Auto Expo to assess response of the Indian consumers to the product.” Designed for customers who demand a stylish vehicle with robust off-road performance, Jimny is built on a tough & compact platform offering excellent maneuverability. A true offroad vehicle, the Suzuki Jimny has proven to be reliable and strong despite its compact footprint, becoming Suzuki’s flagship model across 194 countries and regions. Sporting a rectangular body shape helps Jimny create an excellent awareness of the vehicle stance and its surroundings. The use of a ladder frame, low range transfer gear and 3-link rigid axle suspension helps boost performance while ensuring good ride comfort. Interiors have been thoughtfully designed, ensuring functionality in every detail. These have further been inherited and enhanced from previous generations of the Jimny. With a strong 1.5L petrol engine, the Jimny has power of 75 kW /6000 rpm and torque of 130 Nm /4000 rpm to traverse difficult terrains. The 4WD drive enhanced with the ALL GRIP PRO technology, takes on all terrains with unrivalled agility and powerful torque. Its functionality has been appreciated with recognitions like ‘urban car winner’ in the 2019 World Car Awards announced at the New York International Motor Show in April’2019. Dimensions Length (mm) 3550 Width(mm) 1645 Height (mm) 1730 Wheel base (mm) 2250

Mahindra XUV300 receives highest 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP 

February 18, 2020 / 0 Comments / 404 / Car News


Sets new benchmark in Safety, scores highest points amongst all 5 star rated Indian vehicles

 First Indian vehicle to score a 4 star child safety rating

Mumbai, January 21, 2020: Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that its compact SUV, the XUV300 has been awarded the highest 5-Star Safety Rating by Global NCAP. With this global recognition, the XUV300 becomes the first Indian vehicle to score the highest points among all 5-Star rated cars tested so far by Global NCAP.

The XUV300 also becomes the first Indian vehicle to score a 4-Star child safety rating. It is noteworthy that side impact performance is a pre-requisite for a 5-Star safety rating, and the XUV300 side impact performance has been one of the best among all 5-star rated cars.

Commenting on this achievement, Rajan Wadhera, President-Automotive, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “This is a proud moment for Mahindra as the 5-Star rating reiterates our unstinted commitment towards safety. Today’s conscious buyers rate safety as a top priority while making their purchase decision and we have designed the XUV300 to be one of the safest vehicles in India. I am sure that this recognition will further spur us as well as the Indian automotive industry to achieve similar safety standards for the entire range of vehicles on Indian roads”.

The Mahindra XUV300 with its many first-in-segment safety features including 7 airbags, disc brakes on all 4 wheels, front parking sensors and heated ORVMs, offers fortress-like safety that is unmatched. Today the XUV300 has established a new benchmark in terms of vehicle safety in India having been awarded a 5-star rating by Global NCAP, the umbrella body of consumer car safety testing bodies. The official Global NCAP test for the Mahindra XUV300 was conducted in Germany recently.


The XUV300 offers Best-in-Segment safety features*:

  1. First-in-segment 7 airbags including knee airbag, dual-front, side and curtain airbags
  2. First-in-segment disc brakes on all 4 wheels (Among Sub 4-metre Compact SUVs).
  3. First-in-segment front parking sensors
  4. First-in-segment heated ORVMs
  5. Electronic stability program with Dynamic Steering Torque, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Roll-over Mitigation and Traction Control, together with Hill Start Assist.
  6. ABS & EBD standard across all variants
  7. Front & rear fog lamps
  8. ISOFIX child seat mounts
  9. Tyre-tronics (Tyre pressure & temperature monitoring system)
  10. Seat belt reminder for all seats
  11. 3-point seat belt on all seats


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About the XUV300

The XUV300 is a potent combination of cheetah-inspired design and breath-taking performance. Armed with free-flowing torque and nimble-footed manoeuvrability, the sheer joy of driving this SUV kicks in the moment you step on the accelerator pedal. All this, and an arsenal of best-in-segment safety and technology features, make it one of the most exciting SUVs you’ll find on Indian roads. The XUV300 shares its platform with the SsangYong Tivoli which is a globally successful product that has sold over 2.6 lakh units in 50+ countries since its launch in 2015.

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group is a USD 20.7 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume.  It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, aerospace, commercial vehicles, components, defense, logistics, real estate, renewable energy, speedboats and steel, amongst other businesses. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 2,40,000 people across 100 countries.

Maruti Suzuki launches the All New IGNIS 

February 18, 2020 / 0 Comments / 405 / Car News

New Delhi, 18 February, 2020: Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced the prices of the all new IGNIS, unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020. The all new IGNIS exudes an SUV design with imposing front fascia, wide rear appearance and high seating position. Adding to the SUV character of the all new IGNIS are the striking rear spoiler, roof rails and high ground clearance. The comfortable and spacious interior and latest safety features enhance the driving experience. The new IGNIS is powered by peppy 1.2 litre BS6 compliant petrol engine with manual and Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission options. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “IGNIS enjoys a special place in the Maruti Suzuki NEXA portfolio and has been appreciated for its peppy drivability and spacious interiors. We have recognised an increasing preference for feature loaded cars that have SUV-like high seating position and dominant road presence. We are confident that the all new IGNIS with its SUV design and spacious interiors will appeal to the customers.” Complementing its youthful appeal, the new IGNIS comes with two new vibrant colour options – Lucent Orange and Turquoise Blue and three New Dual Color options to enhance the excitement for the customers. The new IGNIS offers two premium customization options Acropolis and Scorcher theme. Price (Ex Showroom, Delhi): Variant Price (in Rs.) Variant Price (in Rs.) Sigma 489,300 – Delta 566,800 Delta (AGS) 613,800 Zeta 589,300 Zeta (AGS) 636,300 Alpha 672,800 Alpha (AGS) 719,800 IGNIS is also being offered in dual tone colour options in Zeta and Alpha variants. The prices for dual tone IGNIS is Rs. 13,000/- above the corresponding variants.