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Fan of Shorter Wheelbase? Say no more Defender 90 is here!!

July 10, 2021 / 0 Comments / 61 / Car News

In 1989, a third model was brought out by Land Rover to be produced in parallel with the other two: the Land Rover Discovery. The 1991 model year Ninety and the One Ten were renamed the “Defender 90” and “Defender 110″ to avoid possible confusion. This is where Defender was born and here is the story of a New Generation Defender 90.

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  • Unstoppable capability: Short wheelbase and minimal overhangs result in excellent off-road geometry, making New Defender 90 the most capable Land Rover ever made
  • Six-seat practicality: Thanks to the innovative front central jump seat, New Defender 90 has room for six people
  • Powertrains: Available in 3 powertrains, 2.0 I petrol, 3.0 l petrol, and 3.0 I diesel
  • Price: Prices of Defender 90 start from ₹ 76.57  lakh, ex-showroom in India

8th July 2021, Mumbai: Jaguar Land Rover India today announced that following a successful launch of Defender 110, sales of Defender 90 have begun in India. The Defender is available in three powertrain options, 2.0 l petrol delivering power of 221 kW and torque of 400 Nm, 3.0 l petrol delivering power of 294 kW, and torque of 550 Nm and 3.0 l diesel delivering power of 221 kW and torque of 650 Nm. Prices of Defender 90 start from ₹ 76.57 lakh, ex-showroom in India.

 Rohit Suri, President, and Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India said, “Demand for Defender 110 continues to be strong and introduction of Defender 90 will further enhance the appeal of Defender and the Land Rover brand. We are extremely excited to introduce the epitome of iconic Land Rover design, the Defender 90. It is the toughest and most capable Land Rover ever made and provides new-age connectivity with unstoppable off-road performance.”

New Defender

 The Defender 90 offers six-seat practicality thanks to the innovative front central jump seat. It embraces 21st-century technologies and features Land Rover’s Pivi infotainment system with an intuitive interface and its own backup battery for always-on responses. Advanced software-over-the-air updates also ensure customers benefit from the latest software at all times, wherever they are in the world.

Configurable Terrain Response allows drivers to fine-tune the set-up of the vehicle to suit the precise off-road conditions like never before. The Terrain Response 2 system also includes a new Wade program to provide the ultimate reassurance when driving through water by optimizing all of the vehicle systems accordingly.

The New Defender is available in several models including Defender, X-Dynamic, and Defender X. Furthermore, Defender and X-Dynamic will come with S, SE, and HSE Specification Packs.

Customers will be able to personalize their vehicle in more ways than any previous Land Rover with four Accessory Packs, the Explorer, Adventure, Country, and Urban Packs, giving each Defender a distinct character with a specially selected range of enhancements.

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The BMW M5 Competition launched in India.

July 3, 2021 / 0 Comments / 91 / Car News

“The M badge is boldly set for those who enjoy high performance and a superior level of excellence. With the new BMW M5 Competition, we are strengthening our coveted performance portfolio in India. It is designed and engineered to offer unmatchable performance and signature attributes of BMW M. The new M5 Competition blends a business sedan’s everyday usability with unbeatable sports car dynamics more effectively than ever.” Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said.

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  •  Best-in-Class performance: High-revving V8 engine with 625 hp, 0-100 in 3.3 seconds.
  • Sharper looks with new kidney-grille and BMW Laser Light.
  •  New M modes, retuned chassis for supreme drivability and handling.
  • Available for booking only on the BMW Online Shop.
  • The ex-showroom price of the new BMW M5 Competition is INR 1,61,90,000

Gurugram. BMW India has launched the new BMW M5 Competition in the country. The power-packed sedan will be available as a completely built-up unit (CBU) and can be booked exclusively in the shop.bmw.in.

The new BMW M5 Competition provides undiluted M feeling with immense performance features like retuned chassis, new shock absorbers, track mode, active M differential with centralized intelligent control, bespoke engine mounting, M multifunction seats, and set-up button that come together to offer even better driving dynamics and superior comfort levels.

Customers of the new M5 Competition will gain membership to the exclusive BMW Excellence Club. A member’s only collective, BMW Excellence Club caters to the discerning taste of BMW customers by curating unmatched luxury experiences from around the world. The program features four main categories: Bespoke Travel, The High Life, Grandstand and BMW Privileges.

 Exterior

The new BMW M5 Competition exterior makes an immediate impression with its front look that consists of newly designed BMW Laser lights and L-shaped light tubes connecting towards the kidney grille in narrow streaks. Black styling details all over the exterior underline its elite status. The BMW kidney grille surround, M-specific double bars, the mesh on the M gills, mirror caps, and the additional rear spoiler on the boot lid all have a High-gloss Black finish. Black M5 Competition badges adorn the kidney grille, the gills, and the boot lid, while the door sill plates have an illuminated version. The rear design features new 3D rear lights with densely illuminated LED bars which give a new interpretation to BMW’s typical “L-shape”. The rear apron includes black inserts. The tailpipes of the standard M Sport exhaust system are finished in Black Chrome.

Interior

 The Interior of the new BMW M5 Competition is sporty and Luxurious. Bespoke upholstery in leather Merino elevates the interior in three choices – Silverstone, Aragon Brown, and Black. The three choices are also available in full leather Merino upholstery with an additional choice in Black / Midrand Beige as an exclusive option. BMW Individual headliner anthracite and high-gloss Shadow Line provide a luxurious feel. M multifunction seats with integral head restraints, an illuminated ‘M5’ logo, and extended functions come as standard. Exclusive functions such as M Seat belts, M footrest, and pedals, M Leather Steering Wheel, seat heating (driver and front passenger), electrical seat adjustment with memory function, automatic tailgate add to the comfort. Adding to the sense of space is the large Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) sunroof. Ambient Lighting with six dimmable light designs creates an atmosphere for every mood while Automatic 4 zone A/C further enhances the in-cabin experience. Welcome Light Carpet, which is projected from the side sill, welcomes passengers in glamorous style. The car is equipped with Adaptive M-specific Suspension, M Sport exhaust system, M high-performance compound brakes, and 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in the standard profile.  Customers can add more equipment of their liking and further enhance the car’s sporty looks and overall experience through optional offerings such as Rear Seat Entertainment, M Carbon ceramic brakes, BMW Individual Shadow line in lights, Ambient Air package, M Carbon engine cover, and 20-inch 810 M double-spoke wheels in polished Orbit Grey.

Performance Figures

The high-performance V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology under the bonnet of the new BMW M5 Competition goes about its business in racing-car-derived, high-revving style. It imposes muscularity and supreme power delivery. Specially designed bespoke engine mounts with a stiffer spring rate result in even more rapid engine response offering greater directness and precision. The engine generates maximum output of 625 hp and a peak torque of 750 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 3.3 seconds.

The eight-speed M Steptronic transmission enables extraordinary short shift times and fast, precise responses to every nudge of the accelerator. The driver can use both the selector lever and the shift paddles on the steering wheel to intervene manually. The damper response settings vary according to the mode selected with the Driving Experience Control switch, which allows the driver to choose between different modes to suit the driving conditions. The new two-button operating concept in the center console originates from the BMW M8. Using the M Setup, the driver can further improve driving dynamics, be it comprehensive driving stabilization. M Mode selector on the center console. It adjusts the contents of the instrument cluster displays and the Head-Up Display and can be used to activate the ROAD and SPORT settings. The BMW M5 Competition also offers TRACK mode, for an undiluted M experience on race

Inside the Cockpit

Modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display behind the steering wheel, and a bigger 12.3-inch Control Display. This makes it even easier to keep a clear eye on the myriad functions associated with the driving dynamics systems and BMW M xDrive all-wheel drive, which can be altered to 2WD mode. The occupants can operate several functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Hands do the talking with BMW Gesture Control that recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for control of several functions. The smartphone holder integrated into the center console allows inductive, Wireless Charging for mobile phones. Wireless Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto ensures seamless smartphone connection with the car to access several functions. Harman Kardon Surround Sound System conjures an engrossing treat for the ears. A high-end 16 speaker system with woofers generates an impressive audio experience in all seats and is unique worldwide in the automotive sector. The sound experience can be further upgraded to the optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound system. BMW Head-Up Display to a special M View projects all information relevant to the journey directly into the driver’s field of vision. BMW Display Key allows drivers to keep in contact with their car round the clock.

Driver Assistance

The new BMW M5 Competition presents best-in-class cutting-edge driver assistance systemsParking Assistant Plus with Surround View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier. Reversing Assistant provides unmatched support in reversing out of a parking spot or through narrow driveways. It keeps a record of the last 50 meters driven and assists by taking over the steering. The Comfort Access System makes it possible to open all four vehicle doors without using the key.

BMW EfficientDynamics includes features such as 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission, Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution, and ECO PRO mode in Driving Experience Control.

Safe Bmw

BMW Safety technologies include six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer, and crash sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounting and emergency spare wheel.

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Journey from Skoda Vision IN to Skoda KUSHAQ

June 28, 2021 / 0 Comments / 58 / Car News

We all have been waiting for this compact SUV, since March 2021. Skoda developed KUSHAQ keeping the Indian Automotive market as a major Business opportunity. This car is designed in competition with the compact SUV market led by Creta, Brezza, Nexon, Ecosport, and so on. With a robust and muscular appearance, the KUSHAQ is perfectly tailored for the taste of Indian SUV buyers. The interiors are a perfect combination of elegance and modernity along with the brand’s typical ‘Simply Clever solutions to make driving easier. The KUSHAQ also comes with numerous active and passive safety features along with ESC as standard across all variants.  

Mumbai, 28th June 2021 – ŠKODA AUTO’s renewed commitment to India takes a strong stride forward as the company opened bookings and announced prices of its most anticipated SUV under the India 2.0 Project –ŠKODA KUSHAQ. Since its world premiere in India earlier this year, KUSHAQ has made a strong presence and stands out as an entirely new ŠKODA that’s made in India, made for India. Yet, it’s every inch a global model that wears the hallowed winged arrow badge with pride.  ŠKODA KUSHAQ will be offered at an ex-showroom price starting at INR 10.49 lacs nationwide, taking forward the ‘One Nation. One Price’s philosophy.  

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  • Powered by the globally acclaimed TSI technology with 2 engine options: 1.0L and 1.5L TSI, delivering 115 PS and 150 PS respectively  
  • Transmission options: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and 7-speed DSG  
  • Three trims on offer: Active, Ambition, and Style  
  • Comes with complete “Peace of Mind” with 4 Years / 1,00,000 km warranty, extendable up to 6 years / 1,50,000 km 
  • Bookings open on www.buyskodaonline.co.in and across the 100 plus sales touchpoints across 85 cities

Pricing:-

With the KUSHAQ, ŠKODA AUTO India has focused on the fundamentals and the things that really matter, as they look ahead to a new era in the Indian market.   

MODEL  1.0 (MT)  1.0 (AT)  1.5 (MT)  1.5 (DSG) 
Active  10,49,999  –  –  – 
Ambition  12,79,999  14,19,999  –  – 
Syle  14,59,999  15,79,999  16,19,999  17,59,999 

 

 EXTERIORS

The SUV is 4,225 mm long, 1,760 mm wide, and has a height of 1,612 mm. Its wheelbase of 2,651 mm is amongst the longest in the segment – and a minimum laden ground clearance of 155 mm.

 

OPULENT INTERIORS

The ŠKODA KUSHAQ’s interior unites ergonomics with a harmonious and emotive design. The car features a central, free-standing infotainment touchscreen and a two-spoke multifunction steering wheel.

The SUV provides up to 26.2 liters of interior storage space in total along with a boot capacity of 385 liters that can be increased to 1,405 liters by folding down the rear seats.

The ambient lighting illuminates the dashboard and door handles from Ambition onwards, while the door handles, handbrake locking button, and air vents are chrome-plated and the gearstick knob is upholstered in leather.

The Style variant includes front ventilated black leather seats upholstered in perforated grey design and black leatherette armrests on the center console and the doors.

Colour options:-

  • Offered in 5 color options: Honey Orange, Tornado Red, Candy White, Reflex Silver, and Carbon Steel 

POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT 1.0 AND 1.5 TSI ENGINES WITH MULTIPLE TRANSMISSION OPTIONS

The new KUSHAQ offers two advanced and efficient TSI engines. Thanks to their particularly low fuel consumption, the direct-injection petrol engines make them more efficient.

The three-cylinder 1.0 TSI produces an output of 85 kW (115 PS). Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or a new-generation 6-speed automatic transmission.

The four-cylinder 1.5 TSI engine develops 110 kW (150 PS) which is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox or can be coupled with a 7-speed DSG. This engine also features the segment-first active cylinder technology (ACT).

COMFORT, CONVENIENCE& CONNECTIVITY

The brand-new ŠKODA KUSHAQ comes with a choice of two modern infotainment systems, each of which enables smartphone integration via SmartLink technology.

The Ambition and Style trim levels include the range-topping infotainment system with a 25.4 cm color touchscreen akin to smartphones, whereas the lower-trim gets a 17.78 cm touchscreen.

The 25.4 cm infotainment also features a dual tuner, a Wi-Fi hotspot, an external microphone for hands-free phone calls, valet mode, and also enables Wireless SmartLink. The ŠKODA KUSHAQ comes with six speakers: two front high-tone tweeters and two front – bass speakers and two wide-range speakers in the rear – providing a wide frequency range and guaranteeing excellent sound. Meanwhile, the style trim level comes with ŠKODA Sound system: 6 high-performance speakers with the rear subwoofer in spare-wheel well. The navigation function can be downloaded from the online ŠKODA Play Apps store as an option.

There are two USB-C ports in the front center console for connecting data and charging as well as two at the rear for charging mobile devices. The style trim also provides a wireless charging function.

The KUSHAQ comes with a touch-controlled climatronic with Air care function in Ambition and Style variant.

THE WEALTH OF SAFETY SYSTEMS

ŠKODA KUSHAQ features first in the segment, Electronic Stability Control as standard, along with Rollover Protection and Multi Collision Braking (MKB). The vehicle also boasts excellent active and passive safety features, with fitment depending on the trim level. Features such as Hill-Hold Control and a tire pressure monitoring system ensure a comfortable driver journey. Occupants are protected by up to six airbags, while all five seats feature three-point seat belts and height-adjustable headrests. ISOFIX and top-tether anchor ensure the greatest possible safety for the vehicle’s youngest passengers.

The vehicle also comes with parking sensors as standard while ambition onwards also gets a rearview camera with static guidelines. The vehicle also comes equipped with brake assist features like ABS (Anti-Lock Braking), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), along with a varied segment-first feature like EDS with XDS & XDS + (Electronic differential lock – advanced differential lock), HBV (Hydraulic brake-boosting), BSW (Brake disc wiping) that enhances the safety.

MyŠKODA CONNECT

The KUSHAQ is equipped with India-developed, “MyŠKODA Connect” an intelligent solution that provides a safe, convenient, and smart driving experience to stay connected with the car. MyŠKODA Connect has inbuilt technology that assists the user with real-time car tracking, driving behavior analysis, trip analysis, and insights, and also helps in case of an emergency with features such as Roadside Assistance and SOS.

 

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Bmw 5 series launched in India

June 26, 2021 / 0 Comments / 57 / Car News

Gurugram. The new Bmw 5 Series has been launched in India today. Locally-produced at BMW Group Plant Chennai, the car is available in one petrol (BMW 530i M Sport) and two diesel variants (BMW 530d M Sport and BMW 520d Luxury Line). Bookings can be made at all BMW dealerships from today onwards.

The new BMW 5 Series is ready to strengthen its leading position with immense style and numerous updates. Enhancing its sporting appeal is the most powerful performance in the segment. Cutting-edge technology comes into play with multiple driver assistance systems such as Remote-Control Parking, BMW Head-up Display, Reversing Assistant, Parking Assistant, BMW Gesture Control. An interior brimming with luxurious refinements and added comfort make each journey a pure indulgence.

The car is available at attractive introductory prices (ex-showroom) as follows –

BMW 530i M Sport                                                                    :           INR 62,90,000

BMW 520d Luxury Line                                                            :           INR 63,90,000

BMW 530d M Sport                                                                   :           INR 71,90,000

The new BMW 5 Series is available in new exciting colors. Offered for the first time – Phytonic Blue metallic and Bernina Grey Amber effect. Other colors are Alpine White and Black (Non-metallic) & Mineral White, Carbon Black, Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver, Bluestone (Metallic). Upholstery: BMW 530i features the new perforated Sensatec trim with contrast stitching. BMW 520d features Natural Leather Dakota upholstery. BMW 530d features refined ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery with diamond stitching. Interior trims: BMW 530i offers new-M specific Aluminium Rhombicle Smoke trim and individual high gloss Satin Chrome. BMW 520d offers fine-wood trim with an exclusive pearl chrome finish. BMW 530d offers M-specific Aluminium Rhombicle Smoke trim.

Online bookings are done till 24 July 2021 will enjoy an attractive offer on limited units of the M Sport variant. These cars will come with a discount of up to 50% on a selected range of exclusive M Performance accessories curated for the  5 Series. Customers can now choose from a wide range of options that can further enhance the sporty aesthetics of the car and customize to their liking at an extremely attractive price point.

Thanks to BMW India Financial Services, customized and flexible financial solutions can be designed as per individual requirements. BMW 360˚ offers exclusive financial packages with great value and absolute peace of mind. Customers will enjoy a hassle-free ownership experience with low monthly payments starting at INR 49,999*, assured buy-back of up to 4 years, and flexible end of term options. Service Inclusive and Service Inclusive Plus further reduce the cost of ownership. Customers can choose from a variety of service plans according to duration and mileage. The packages cover Condition Based Service (CBS) and maintenance work with plans ranging from 3 yrs / 40,000 kms to 10 yrs / 2,00,000 kms. The service packages are lowest in the segment starting at INR 52,000 for a 3-year period

Exterior

 The exterior design of the new BMW 5 Series is headlined by its immense presence and exquisite sporting style with large, clean, and tautly drawn surfaces. The new bold BMW kidney grille and new slimmer full-LED Adaptive headlights ensure a considerable visual impact from the front. Newly added  Laserlight (in M Sport variants) distributes light perfectly up to 650 meters and is unique in this vehicle segment. Distinct wheel arches give a luxurious and dynamic appearance to the car’s side profile. At the rear, the real eye-catcher is the brand-new L shape light graphic that emerges from the taillight in a three-dimensional form. A broad rear with clean horizontal lines emphasizes the width.

Interior

 Inside the new BMW 5 Series blends contemporary elegance with driver-focused cockpit design. It provides the ideal environment for driving pleasure and a comfortable ride over long distances. High-quality materials, bespoke upholstery, and precise workmanship lend a modern, premium ambiance First time for perforated Sensatec upholstery is being offered in the BMW 5 Series (530i) that creates a luxurious impression with contrast stitching and fine quilting. BMW 520d offers Natural Leather Dakota upholstery and BMW 530d offers an even more refined ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery with diamond stitching. Seating in the new BMW 5 Series further enhances comfort for all occupants, at the front and at the back. Electrically adjustable Comfort Seats (530d) for driver and passenger provide perfect position. On the other hand, Sports Seats (530i) with leather covers, sports leather steering wheel and specific trim strips augment the sporty feel. Ergonomically optimized Lumbar Support enables vertical and lateral seat adjustment for a relaxed journey. Adding to the sense of space is the standard large glass sunroof. Ambient Lighting Package with six dimmable designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. Welcome Light Carpet, which is projected from the side sill, welcomes passengers in glamorous style. The car has four-zone automatic climate control with extended Features and SYNC function.

Engine Power Figures

BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the petrol, and diesel engines meld maximum power with exemplary efficiency and offer spontaneous responsiveness even at low engine speeds, with best-in-class acceleration figures. The 2-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW 530i generates maximum output of 252 hp and peak torque of 350 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in just 6.1 seconds. The 2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW 520d develops maximum output of 190 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in 7.3 seconds. The 3-liter 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine of  530d produces maximum output of 265 hp and peak torque of 620 Nm with 0-100 kmph acceleration in 5.7 seconds, making it the quickest car in the executive sedan segment

BMW Multi-media:-

Modern cockpit concept  Live Cockpit Professional with BMW Operating System 7.0 includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument display behind the steering wheel, and a bigger 12.3-inch Control Display. The occupants can operate several functions simply by speaking to their BMW Virtual Assistant. Hands do the talking with Gesture Control that recognizes six pre-defined hand movements for control of a number of functions. The smartphone holder integrated into the center console allows inductive, Wireless Charging for mobile phones. Wireless Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto ensures seamless smartphone connection with the car to access several functions. Harman Kardon Surround Sound System conjures an engrossing treat for the ears. A high-end 16 speaker system with woofers generates an impressive audio experience in all seats and is unique worldwide in the automotive sector.  Head-Up Display (530d) projects all information relevant to the journey directly into the driver’s field of vision. BMW Display Key allows drivers to keep in contact with their car round the clock.

Car Safety Technology:-

 Efficient Dynamics includes features such as 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission, Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution, and ECO PRO mode in Driving Experience Control. BMW Safety technologies include six airbags, Attentiveness Assistance, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer, and crash sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounting and emergency spare wheel

Driver Assistance:-

The new  5 Series presents best-in-class cutting-edge driver assistance systemsParking Assistant Plus with Surround View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier. The newly introduced Reversing Assistant provides unmatched support in reversing out of a parking spot or through narrow driveways. It keeps a record of the last 50 meters driven and assists by taking over the steering. With the Remote-Control Parking function, a driver can maneuver the vehicle into a narrow parking space from outside using the BMW Display Key. The Comfort Access System makes it possible to open all four vehicle doors without using the key. The new intelligent Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns about a drop in air pressure.

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Mr. Bean’s MINI is back!!

June 25, 2021 / 0 Comments / 82 / Car News

Yes, his Mini is back not the one with those retro-looking oval lights and a black hood (bonnet) but a brand New more aerodynamic, convertible, a JCW Hot Hatch, and more importantly 3-door Mini is back.

The iconic all-new MINI range of cars arrives in India.

The all-new 3-Door Hatch – Explore Every Corner

The all-new  Convertible – Live Unfiltered.

The all-new  John Cooper Works Hatch – MINI Thrill Maximised.

Gurugram. MINI India launches the all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch, the all-new MINI Convertible, and the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch in India today. This all-new MINI range will be available in petrol engines as Completely Built-up Units (CBUs). Test Drives and Bookings are open at all MINI authorized Dealers and the MINI Online Shop (shop.mini.in). It now offers its latest range of products in the premium compact car segment in India.

The all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch, the all-new MINI Convertible, and the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch enter the next stage of evolution with an intensive makeover, an enhanced standard profile, and a simplified offer structure. They embody MINI’s love for fun-filled driving as well as a passion for agile handling along with a modern design. The new generation cars also introduce MINI’s new Brand Campaign ‘BIG LOVE’, which captures its inimitable spirit of celebrating individuality while embracing diversity. We’re all different but we’re pretty good together. BIG LOVE.

The ex-showroom prices* of the petrol engine variants is as follows:

The all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch:                                              ₹ 38,00,000

The all-new MINI Convertible:                                                  ₹ 44,00,000

The all-new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch:                       ₹ 45,50,000

Customized and flexible financial solutions can be designed per individual requirements that offer great value and absolute peace of mind. MINI India offers secure and comprehensive ownership packages that include Service Inclusive, Repair Inclusive, and MINI Secure which further reduce the cost of ownership. Customers can choose from a variety of service plans according to duration and mileage. The packages cover Condition Based Service (CBS) and maintenance work with plans ranging from 3 yrs / 40,000 km to 10 yrs / 2,00,000 km.

BIG LOVE Brand Campaign.

The ‘BIG LOVE’ brand campaign is a true reflection of MINI and its individuality. It isn’t just a slogan or a mantra; it’s a mindset. An attitude to welcome the world with an open heart and hit the road with an open mind. It’s a belief that there’s beauty in individuality and richness in diversity. MINI has always embraced difference. Since 1959, owners saw their MINI as an extension of their own unique selves. They customized it to reflect their personal style. They turned it into a symbol of individuality and self-expression. They defied the idea that a car is just a car, and in turn, defined MINI. The new BIG LOVE brand campaign will be live across print, digital, online, and MINI Showrooms.

The all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch, MINI Convertible, and MINI John Cooper Works Hatch.

The all-new MINI 3-Door Hatch and the all-new  Convertible now look better than ever with their simplified and modernized design. This new exterior design language now puts MINI’s unmistakable appearance in a purist form with enhanced aesthetics. The front view is expressive and is dominated by the new characteristic hexagonal radiator grille which exudes a modern, sophisticated aura and the round hallmark  LED headlights. The fog lights are now integrated with the LED headlights. The LED side indicators are integrated into the redesigned side scuttles. The short overhangs continue to define the side view along with striking new contours of the wheel arch surrounds. The British-flag-inspired rear lights graphics are in Union Jack design. The rear fog light is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit. The new air intakes are vertically integrated with the bodywork and increase aerodynamics.

The MINI John Cooper Works models are built to thrill. The all-new John Cooper Works Hatch features a new hexagonal radiator grille at the center section and has a characteristic honeycomb pattern with a cross member at the bottom edge finished in red. Reserved solely for the top athlete, the exclusive John Cooper Works bonnet stripes add a distinctively race-inspired look. The racing genes are enhanced further with a contrasting paint finish for the roof and mirror caps in white, black, or exclusively for  John Cooper Works in Chilli Red. Aerodynamic features include the front apron with integrated air ducts, side sills that ensure uninterrupted driving dynamics.

Colors:-

The all-new MINI 3-door, the all-new Convertible, and the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Hatch are available in 11 attractive colors:

Island Blue, Rooftop Grey, British Racing Green, Chilli Red, Midnight Black, Moonwalk Grey, Pepper White, White Silver, Enigmatic Black (optional), Zesty Yellow, and Rebel Green

The MINI 3-Door Hatch and the Convertible will be available in four new colors – Rooftop Grey metallic, Island Blue metallic, Enigmatic Black, and Zesty Yellow (only for MINI Convertible). An optional Piano Black exterior is available where the door handles, side scuttles, fuel cap, logos on the bonnet and luggage compartment lid, the model lettering and tailpipes of the exhaust system are now finished in high-gloss black in addition to the surrounds of the headlights, radiator grille, and rear lights. Contrasting colors for the roof and exterior mirror caps are among the most striking design features. In addition to the Body Colour, Jet Black, Aspen White, and Melting Silver paintwork (for MINI 3-Door Hatch and Convertible), as well as Chili Red for the MINI John Cooper Works, a new innovative and globally unique variant of the roof paint finish is offered for the MINI 3-door Hatch. The new Multitone Roof (MINI 3-Door and MINI JCW) features a color gradient from San Marino Blue through Pearly Aqua to Jet Black, created with a new painting technique extending from the windscreen frame to the rear. Every MINI with Multitone Roof is unique due to slight deviations in the color pattern.

New Colours | New Colour for MINI Convertible only |  MINI JCW only

The renewed range of 17-inch (43.66 cm) light-alloy wheels is available as standard for all-new  3-Door Hatch and  Convertible. These include  Light Alloy Wheels Roulette Spoke-Two-Tone, Light Alloy Wheels Tentacle Spoke-Black, Light Alloy Wheels Rail Spoke-Two-Tone, and John Cooper Works Track Spoke-Black which is exclusive to all-new  John Cooper Works Hatch along with the option of an 18-inch (46.20 cm) John Cooper Works Course Spoke 2-tone.

Interior

The interior is fresh, sophisticated and comes with two new MINI Interior Surfaces Silver Chequered (the sporty style in which the instrument panel surface and the elliptical ring in the door are available in a Chequered design) and  Interior Surfaces Aluminium (opposing diagonal lines represents a modern, visually impactful evolution of the classical herringbone design). Genuine materials meet innovative designs in the upholstery options.  The  3-Door Hatch and Convertible come with two new standard upholstery options – Cloth-Leatherette combination in Black Pearl Light Chequered and Black Pearl Carbon Black. The sports seats use 100% recycled material for their surfaces in Light Chequered design. The Leatherette Carbon Black is also available as a standard option. Additional upholstery options include your Leather Lounge in Carbon Black, Leather Cross Punch in Carbon Black, Leather Chester in Satellite Grey and Malt Brown as well as JCW Sports Seats in Dinamica.

The new multifunction steering wheel design integrates more functions yet reduces the number of control surfaces. The premium look of the hallmark central instrument has also been optimized. An 8.8-inch (22.35 cm) color touchscreen display, touch-sensitive favorite buttons, and Piano Black high-gloss surfaces are now standard features. In addition, the audio control unit and the function buttons for hazard warning lights and driver assistance systems are integrated harmoniously into the circular control unit. In conjunction with the Ambient Light option, a new surface design with laser engraving accentuates the appearance of the LED light ring surrounding the central instrument. The operating system controller placed on the center console now features an all-black surface in conjunction with a navigation system. The optional 5-inch (12.70 cm) multifunctional instrument display on the steering column gives the driver’s cockpit a whole new feel.

The optional  Wired Package comes with Navigation System, Wireless Charging, enhanced Bluetooth mobile preparation. The multifunctional instrument display comes as standard with  Wired Package. Other infotainment options include Apple CarPlay® along with Radio Visual Boost +  Navigation or with Wired Package and Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi Speaker System.

The MINI Excitement Pack features LED interior and ambient lighting that illuminates the cockpit with a choice of selectable colors as well as a projection of the MINI logo from the exterior mirror on the driver’s side when opening and closing the car door. Additionally, the new ‘Lounge’ and ‘Sport’ modes offer a choice of six interior light colors each. In ‘Lounge’ mode, the content displayed is in a relaxing color setting ranging between turquoise and petrol blue. In the ‘Sport’ mode the screen backgrounds are red and anthracite.

The  Power figures:-

When it comes to power, the MINI 3-Door Hatch and MINI Convertible make no compromises and are powered by the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology offering outstanding performance and fuel efficiency. The 2-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology mobilizes a peak output of 192 hp/141 kW and produces a maximum torque of 280 Nm at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm. The MINI 3-Door Hatch sprints from 0 to 100 km/hr in 6.7 seconds while the  Convertible takes 7.1 seconds for 0 to 100 km/hr.

Performance is paramount and keeps the adrenaline pumping in the MINI John Cooper Works Hatch. Awe-inspiring torque is generated by the 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that can hit 100 km/hr in 6.1seconds, mobilizing a peak output of 231 hp/170 kW and a maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1,450 – 4,800 rpm.

The precision-tuned 7-Speed Double Clutch Steptronic Transmission in  3-Door Hatch and Convertible and the 8-Speed Steptronic Sports Transmission in  JCW Hatch offers even more efficient, comfortable and sporty driving thrill due to a broader gear spread and smaller engine speed steps. The John Cooper Works Hatch features paddle shifters for an even sportier driving experience.

Driving Modes enable an individualized vehicle set-up focusing on ride comfort, enhanced sportiness, or efficiency according to driver’s preference. In addition to the standard MID mode, there is a choice of SPORT and GREEN mode. Driver Assistance Systems include Cruise Control, Park Assistant, Rear View Camera, and Head-Up Display.

Safety:-

The all-new MINI range is stacked with cutting-edge safety technology. The standard safety equipment comprises of front passenger airbags, Brake Assist, 3-Point Seat Belts, Dynamic Stability Control, Crash Sensor, Anti-lock Braking System, Cornering Brake Control, Run-flat tires, and Rear-View Camera as standard. T Convertible features a Rollover Protection System for additional safety. The standard MINIMALISM technology includes auto start/stop function, brake energy recuperation, active cooling air flaps, and electromechanical power steering.

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Land Rover launches Velar in India

June 19, 2021 / 0 Comments / 64 / Car News

 

16th June 2021, Mumbai: Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that it has begun deliveries of the new Range Rover Velar in India. The new Velar is available in the R-Dynamic S trim on Ingenium 2.0 l petrol and diesel powertrains. The 2.0 l petrol engine delivers a power of 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque and the 2.0 l diesel engine delivers a power of 150 kW and 430 Nm of torque. The new Range Rover Velar is priced from ₹ 79.87 Lakh, ex-showroom in India.

Shutterdrives in-shorts:

  • The New Range Rover Velar offers a perfect balance of sophisticated design and intelligent technology with unrivalled all-wheel-drive capability on every terrain
  • The new Velar comes with the next-generation four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine which offers exceptional efficiency, power, and on-road performance
  • New exciting features like Air Suspension, 3D Surround Camera and Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 filter have been introduced
  • Latest technologies such as Pivi Pro infotainment and Active Road Noise Cancellation have also been introduced 
  • The new Range Rover Velar is priced from ₹ 79.87 Lakh, ex-showroom in India
  • Customers can book the new Range Rover Velar online by visiting www.findmeasuv.in from the safety of their homes

The new Range Rover Velar comes with exciting new features such as 3D Surround Camera, Electronic Air Suspension, Cabin Air Ionisation with PM2.5 filter and new Pivi Pro infotainment system. It is cleaner, safer and smarter than ever before and is one of the most technologically advanced luxury SUVs in the world.

Land Rover Product Portfolio in India

The Land Rover range in India includes the 20MY Range Rover Evoque ( starting at ₹ 59.04 Lakh), Discovery Sport (starting at ₹ 65.30 Lakh),  New Range Rover Velar (starting at ₹ 79.87 Lakh),  Defender 110 (starting at ₹ 83.38 Lakh), Range Rover Sport (starting at ₹ 91.27 Lakh) and Range Rover (starting at ₹ 210.82 Lakh). All prices mentioned are ex-showroom in India.

Rohit Suri, President & Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India, said, “Range Rover Velar is one the most aspirational SUV’s in India because of its peerless blend of avant-garde design, luxury and technology. In its latest avatar, with the introduction of new technology and convenience features, the Range Rover Velar has become more desirable than ever”

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S-class, redefining Luxury by Mercedes-Benz

June 19, 2021 / 0 Comments / 53 / Car News

The S-Class is termed as the ‘Best Car in the World’ by critics and media | Winner of ‘2021 World Luxury Car of the Year’

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, formerly known as Sonderklasse.

The S-Class is the centerpiece of the brand:

The S-Class stands for the fascination of the Mercedes-Benz brand, blending legendary engineering expertise with a heritage of craftsmanship that meets progressive digital innovation. The S-Class combines artificial intelligence with the experience gained from 135 years of automobile engineering. Mercedes-Benz laid the foundation for this model series with the ‘Model 220’ (W 187), with which it reoccupied the luxury class segment in 1951. Since its market launch in 1951, more than 4 million S-Class Saloons have been delivered to customers around the world. The designation “S-Class” was officially introduced with the 116 model series in 1972. The new designation went hand in hand with a host of innovations that set new standards in terms of safety and comfort.

Overwhelming response to the 7th generation S-Class: more than half of the 150 units of the CBU Launch Edition booked, even before the flagship’s India debut   

Shutterdrives In-shorts:-

  • Longer (+34 mm), wider (+22 mm), taller (+13 mm) with a longer wheelbase (+51 mm) than the outgoing S-Class
  • First time: Rear Axle steering with up to 4.5-degree movement
  • First time: Seamless door handles with futuristic design appeal, drastic weight reduction, improved wind-tightness, and optimized operating haptics
  • First time: Sporty and stylish AMG exteriors & AMG alloys
  • First time: Second generation of MBUX with NTG7 featuring a fingerprint sensor
  • First time: Vertical central OLED display with all-new graphics | 64% larger display
  • First time: New MBUX NTG7 rear touch tablet in center console
  • First time: Burmester® High-End 4D-Surround-Sound system
  • First time: Frontal airbag for rear-seat passengers for additional safety
  • Completely new rear with intricately designed tail-lamps giving a modern luxury look
  • Active ambient lighting with around 250 LEDs integrated into the driving assistance systems, able to reinforce warnings visually
  • The latest generation of the Driving Assistance Package has new and enhanced functions
  • Comfort levels on the front passenger seat are assisted by up to 19 motors; 10 different massage programs are available in the new S-Class
  • Launched in two variants: Diesel S 400d 4MATIC & Petrol S 450 4MATIC
  • S-Class is one of the world’s most aerodynamic cars with a Cd value of 0.22
  • Price: Rs. 2.17 crores for S 400d 4MATIC and Rs. 2.19 crores for S 450 4MATIC

Reimagining automotive luxury:

The new S-Class can be experienced with your senses – seeing, feeling, hearing, and smelling – while offering numerous innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection, and interaction. The new S-Class utilizes digitization to create a car that responds empathetically to the needs and wishes of its driver and passengers.

 

MBUX: a new dimension in personalization and interaction

MBUX has radically changed the operation of a Mercedes-Benz and now the second generation of MBUX debuts in the new S-Class. The interior of the vehicle is more digital and intelligent featuring five large displays with OLED technology. MBUX now offers enhanced personalization options and intuitive operation. The voice assistant “Hey Mercedes” is even more advanced and dialogue-capable through activation of online services in the Mercedes me App. Moreover, certain actions can be performed even without the activation keyword “Hey Mercedes”.

Interior design: generous ambiance with a lounge-like feeling

The new S-Class has now evolved into a refuge while traveling between the home and workplace. Nearly all comfort-related dimensions of the S-Class have been improved in the front as well as on the rear seats. The sense of space is accordingly generous. The sculptured look of the dashboard, center console, and armrests appears to float above an expansive interior landscape.

Seats: Plenty of high-tech for outstanding long-distance comfort

The seats invite the occupants to sit down and relax. Up to 19 motors in the front seats make it easier for passengers to find a comfortable seating position. The seats also offer ten different massage programs. They use vibration motors and can enhance the effect of a relaxing massage.

 

Driver assistance systems: even more support for the drive

With the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz takes another step closer to its vision of accident-free driving. The driver is supported by numerous new or extended driving assistance systems. When a dangerous situation is detected, the assistance systems are able to respond to impending collisions as the situation demands. With improved environmental sensors, the parking systems provide the driver with increased support when maneuvering at low speed.

Exterior design: Modern luxury in its most desirable form

The S-Class is seen as a trendsetter in its segment. The new generation continues this tradition. With a short front overhang, a long wheelbase, and a balanced rear overhang, the S-Class is designed as a classical sedan with perfect proportions. The limousine is also one of the world’s most aerodynamic cars, specifically in the luxury sedan segment, with a Cd of 0.22.

Technical specifications: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  400 d 450 4MATIC
Engine OM 656, In-line 6 cylinder M256, In-line 6 cylinder
Displacement 2925 cc 2999 cc
Rated output 243 kW (330hp) at 3600-4200 rpm 270 kW (367hp) at 5500-6100 rpm
Rated torque 700 Nm at 1200-3200 rpm 500 Nm at 1600-4500 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.4s 5.1s
Top speed 250 km/h
Length/width/height (in mm) 5289 /1954 /1503
Wheelbase (in mm) 3216

 

15 outstanding innovations in the most advanced S-Class ever:

  1. The S-Class Launch Edition boasts the sporty AMG Line exteriors and interiors with 20” sporty alloys – a first time on the S-Class in India
  2. Seamless door handles are a completely new development. These door handles are electrically extended when the driver approaches, or the outer surface of the door handle is touched
  3. The NTG7 MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) debuts in the new S-Class. Setting another milestone as the interface between the driver, passengers, and vehicle: with five screens on board. The computing power of MBUX has increased by 50 percent compared to the system in the previous model. Additionally, the MBUX Interior voice assistant “Hey Mercedes” can also be controlled from the rear seats in the new S-Class
  4. The all-new portrait OLED head unit now provides a 64% larger screen area in the high resolution providing a fantastic User Interface. The car also has a redesigned new instrument cluster of 12.3”
  5. New Rear MBUX touch tablet in the center console in addition to the MBUX Rear Seat Entertainment System
  6. High level of personalization achieved with Mercedes me connect. Apart from the classic entry of a PIN, a new authentication method ensures a high level of security. Fingerprint, voice recognition is now combined. This allows instant access to individual profile settings the moment you get inside
  7. The Active ambient lighting with around 250 LEDs is now integrated into the driving assistance systems and is able to reinforce warnings visually. In addition, feedback is possible when operating the climate control system or the ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice assistant, from individual seats. This in addition to the regular 64 color ambient lighting
  8. To make buckling the seatbelt more intuitive, the new designer illuminated belt buckles are easy to locate
  9. Nappa leather interiors with diamond cross stitch and the new upholstery shades
  10. Front and rear massage seat functionality provide the best comfort levels and 10 different massage programs to choose from
  11. The ENERGIZING COMFORT programs for front and rear seats provide an unparalleled luxury experience while enhancing one’s well-being
  12. The new Burmester® high-end 4D surround sound system with 30 loudspeakers and 8 resonators
  13. The all-new rear airbags are the world’s first frontal airbags for the rear two passengers on the outer rear seats. Its design with an innovative, tubular structure is unique. It deploys gently, and in severe frontal collisions it can greatly reduce the loads acting on the heads and necks of the outer rear passengers
  14. With all-new rear-axle steering, the S-Class is as maneuverable as a compact car. The steering angle at the rear axle is up to 4.5 degrees, allowing impressive maneuverability and agility in city areas. At the same time, the handling benefits from a virtual extension of the wheelbase at higher speeds.
  15. With safety always on top, the new S-Class now also has the Driving Assistance Package 5.0, latest generation the with new and improved functions.

Colour and trim options in the new S-Class:

Designo Diamond White: Macchiato beige / Magma grey | Sienna Brown / Black

Onyx Black: Macchiato beige / Magma grey | Sienna Brown / Black

Anthracite Blue:  Sienna Brown / Black

Rubellite Red: Macchiato beige / Magma grey

Emerald Green: Sienna Brown / Black.

More than 8000, S-Class on Indian roads.

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ALCAZAR, the Palace you want to own

June 19, 2021 / 0 Comments / 31 / Car News

Hyundai Creta was a great success for Hyundai in India, and one of the best-selling compact Suv of all times. With the new Creta, there are mixed opinions it still does a better job of out-selling other competitors. But Creta could only target an audience with people wanting a 5 seater car. The major market was the 6-7 seater audience, which the Innova, Hector, Scorpio won. With this idea, that Indians love to travel together,  they need to work on something which is a 6-7 seater, affordable, and as comfortable as creta. Yes, Santafe was launched earlier but since it was expensive it didn’t make the impact as creta did. Thus Hyundai thought of something which we saw in Harrier and safari earlier this year. They extended the Cretas wheelbase with the addition of 150mm added 2 seating configurations either 6 or 7 seater, adding a host of electronic features, and launched their Premium Suv called the ALCAZAR.

Shutterdrives in-Shorts:-

  • Hyundai ALCAZAR to be available in 3 feature loaded variants offering both 6 and 7 seater layouts and versatile seating with Best in Segment 2nd Row One Touch Tip and Tumble Seats (Captain & 60:40 Split Seats)
  • Driving or being driven, Hyundai ALCAZAR does it better with 24 First and Best in Segment features, offering a premium travel experience like never before
  • Hyundai ALCAZAR will ensure spacious and comfortable journeys for all occupants with Best in Segment – Longest Wheelbase of 2 760 mm and Boot Space of 180 l behind 3rd row
  • Hyundai ALCAZAR to be powered by 2.0 l Petrol MPi engine and 1.5 l Diesel CRDi engine with options of 6-Speed Manual & 6-Speed Automatic transmissions
  • Hyundai ALCAZAR Launch TVC Video – https://youtu.be/cUjG2_EsKCc

Drawing inspiration from Spanish royal palaces and castles built during the 8th to 15th century that is referred to as Alcazar this new SUV is a symbol of premium-ness, power & rugged elegance. Like the name, Hyundai ALCAZAR is here to redefine benchmarks among 6 and 7 seater SUVs with its magnificent exteriors, premium interiors, and numerous First and Best in segment features.

Hyundai ALCAZAR presents a combination of Elegantly Rugged Design, Plush Interiors, Superlative Performance, Superior Safety, and Unrivalled Comfort. Hyundai ALCAZAR is based on 6 Key Pillars for the Indian Market:

  1. Bold Exteriors
  2. Captivating Interiors
  3. Comfortable & Versatile Space
  4. Advanced Connectivity
  5. Athletic Performance
  6. Reassuring Safety
  1. Bold Exteriors

 With muscular crease lines and an extended hood profile, the façade of Hyundai ALCAZAR creates an impressive road presence. The Dark chrome exterior signature cascading grille offers a magnificent appeal, while the Solid Front Skid Plate boosts the rugged elegance of this SUV. Hyundai ALCAZAR will immaculately illuminate roads where ever it goes, with a combination of Trio Beam LED Headlamps, Crescent Glow LED DRLs and LED Fog Lamps with Dark Chrome Garnish.

The side design seamlessly carries over a Sculpted and Dynamic Look with Flared Wheel Arches and R18 (D=462 mm) Diamond Cut Alloys that add to the impressive road presence of Hyundai ALCAZAR. Complementing the stylish side profile, Hyundai ALCAZAR features Puddle Lamps with Hyundai Logo Projection offering a royal welcome to passengers. Integrated Roof Rails on Hyundai ALCAZAR accentuate the seamlessly dynamic design of this SUV while, the 1st in Segment Side Foot Step complements the SUVs wider stance, offering ease of ingress and egress. To perfectly bring out space innovation in Hyundai ALCAZAR, the Seamless Floating Roof Design with Large DLO (Day Light Opening) Area, offers a superlative panoramic effect.

 Honeycomb Inspired LED Tail Lamps on the Hyundai ALCAZAR offer a unique appeal to the rear while Sporty Twin Tip Exhaust and Rear Skid Plate round off the Hi-Performance appeal of Hyundai ALCAZAR, flawlessly adding to its powerful look. The Shark Fin Antenna with Rear Spoiler completes the seamlessly dynamic design of the Hyundai ALCAZAR.

Exterior Dimensions

Hyundai ALCAZAR offers Smart Packaging with Best in Class Wheelbase and Low Turning Radius. Thereby making it highly maneuverable in the city and on highways, while short overhangs complement its overall SUV stance. Hyundai ALCAZAR also provides a stepped roof to enhance 3rd Row headroom for passengers.

Length x Width x Height 4 500 x 1 790 x 1 675 mm (With Roof Rails)
Wheelbase 2 760 mm (Best in Segment)

 

  1. Captivating Interiors

 The Cockpit Inspired Interior Design on Hyundai ALCAZAR delivers an immersive user experience that is in a class apart. Projecting a plush and opulent car feel, the Premium Dual Tone Cognac Brown interiors inspire a warm and earthy ambiance while perfectly harmonizing with comfortable and spacious seating.

Hyundai ALCAZAR has been equipped with a variety of advanced features and fitment that ensure a convenient and intuitive experience for customers.

  • 26.03 cm (10.25”) Multi-Display Digital Cluster (1st in Segment)
  • 26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen System
  • 64 Colours Ambient Lighting (Crashpad, Front Doors & Rear Doors) (Best in Segment)
  • Perforated Leather* D-Cut Steering & Cockpit Inspired Perforated Gear Knob
  • Piano-Black Interior Finish

The 1st in Segment 26.03 cm (10.25”) Multi-Display Digital Cluster adds to the contemporary styling of the interior while seamlessly displaying important driver information for added safety and convenience. The 26.03 cm (10.25”) Multi-Display Digital Cluster can also be customized in 4 Themes – CUBE, COMFORT, ECO & SPORT using the Infotainment Screen. Hyundai ALCAZAR presents customers with an immersive infotainment experience through a 26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen system with built-in Navigation and connectivity solutions to offer the perfect 3rd Space experience. The system provides control through a High-Resolution wide LCD Display with Split Screen Display capability, access to Auto Healthy Air Purifier Control, and also gets Voice Commands for System Control.

Hyundai ALCAZAR will feature a Bose Premium Sound System (8 Speaker) that delivers a “Theatre like Experience”. This 1st in Segment feature also comes with Dynamic Speed Compensation by monitoring vehicle speed to adjust aspects of sound, thereby ensuring a noise-free theatre-like experience. Featuring a voice-Enabled Smart Panoramic Sunroof, Hyundai ALCAZAR makes a Statement of Grandeur lending a premium look to the exteriors while giving the cabin a spacious appearance on the inside. Furthermore, with commands like “I want to see the sky” customers can easily operate the voice-Enabled Smart Panoramic Sunroof.

 

  1. Comfortable & Versatile Space

The spacious and welcoming, Hyundai ALCAZAR has been designed to optimize occupant comfort, thereby offering passengers the most versatile car experience. Through thoughtful space innovation, Hyundai ALCAZAR offers ample seating space, legroom,m, and headroom for all 3 rows of passengers. Be it traveling with friends and family or for Business, Hyundai ALCAZAR takes care of every passenger’s needs. Creating a comfortable and engaging driver space, Hyundai ALCAZAR is designed to maximize driver comfort while creating a seamless interface between humans and technology with the integration of equipment and features such as –

  • Power Driver Seat – 8 Way (Best in Segment)
  • Tilt & Telescopic Steering
  • Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold
  • Smartphone Wireless Charger (1st Row)
  • Front Row Sliding Sunvisor (1st in Segment)
  • Front Row Ventilated Seats

Hyundai ALCAZAR has been created to facilitate epic journeys be it for business travel or with family and friends. With 2nd-row seating offering Supreme Indulgence, chauffeur-driven travel now entitles enhanced versatility and convenience like never before. Hyundai is offering 6 and 7 seat configurations on ALCAZAR with 6 seat layout featuring 2nd Row Captain Seats. To evoke an indulgent experience for passengers, Hyundai has incorporated features that offer unparalleled comfort and convenience.

  • Premium 2nd Row Console Armrest with Smartphone Wireless Charger (1st in Segment)
  • 2nd Row Headrest cushion (1st in Segment)
  • Front Row Seatback Table with retractable cup holder & IT devise holder (1st in Segment)
  • 2nd Row Sliding and Reclining Seat
  • Rear Window Sunshade (1st in Segment)
  • 2nd Row One Touch Tip and Tumble Seats (Captain & 60:40 Split Seats) (Best in Segment)

With a unique and flexible seating configuration, Hyundai ALCAZAR easily caters to various demands of modern SUV buyers for Family Travel, Group Outings, and leisurely Business Travel. An optimized opening line and 3rd Row Assist Handle, offer ease of access to the 3rd row that presents customers with thoughtfully crafted convenience. A tip and tumble function offers hassle-free access while the 3rd Row Seat – 50:50 Split Fold offers the flexibility of folding seats to accommodate more luggage. With the provision of 2 USB chargers and 3rd Row AC Vents with Speed Control (3 stages), the needs of every passenger are accounted for.

 

Featuring a 1st in Segment Remote Engine Start with Smart Key (MT & AT), Hyundai ALCAZAR enables customers to remotely turn on the engine and cool the cabin before entering the car by pressing the Smart Key Engine Start Button. While dedicated AC Vents on each row offer exceptional cooling for passengers. Another 1st in segment feature, the Auto Healthy Air Purifier protects from air pollutants, keeping the cabin fragrant and healthy.

Hyundai ALCAZAR offers customers a Best in Segment Boot Space of 180literss Behind 3rd Row and can also accommodate luggage for small family outings with the flexibility of storing a large amount of luggage thereby offering true versatility. Hyundai ALCAZAR will come with Multiple Seating Configurations that provide flexibility in adapting the cabin to the needs of family travel, camping experience,s or solo road trips. True to its DNA, Hyundai ALCAZAR also offers a dedicated space for valuables.

  1. Advanced Connectivity

To meet the needs of new-age customers, Hyundai ALCAZAR is offered with Advanced Hyundai Blue Link with enhanced Voice Recognition commands and Over-the-air updates. Through the Blue Link App, customers can avail enhanced safety, security and convenience, while enjoying a vast list of 60+ features that offer up a seamlessly connected drive experience. Equipped with smart and innovative technology that fosters a superior level of comfort and convenience, Hyundai ALCAZAR offers Welcome Greeting that lends a warm feeling every time you step inside Hyundai ALCAZAR. The Technological excellence is further accentuated with the Interactive Voice-controlled Wake-up command “Hello Blue Link” that ensures greater convenience and feature control. Hyundai ALCAZAR will also offer customers a world of convenience and advanced connectivity with Blue Link Integrated Smartwatch App.

  1. Athletic Performance

Hyundai ALCAZAR will be offered with four powerful and efficient powertrain options – 2.0 l Petrol MPi engine (6AT/ 6MT) and 1.5 l Diesel CRDi engine (6AT/6MT). Delivering supreme acceleration performance across powertrains, Hyundai ALCAZAR with a 2.0 l Petrol MPi engine (6MT) achieves an acceleration of 0 – 100 km/h in 9.5secondss*. Further, the petrol engine also offers the best in segment power of 117 kW (159 PS) / 6 500 r/min. Both 2.0 l Petrol MPi engine and 1.5 l Diesel CRDi engine with 6-Speed Manual Transmission and Automatic Transmissions provide customers with the best in segment fuel efficiency.

*Based on internal R&D Calculation

Engine Displacement (cm3) Maximum

Power

Maximum

Torque

Transmission Fuel* Efficiency

(Best in Segment)

2.0 l Petrol MPi 1 999 117 kW (159 PS) /   6 500 r/min 191 Nm (19.5 kgm) / 4 500 r/min 6-Speed Manual 14.5 kmpl
6-Speed Automatic 14.2 kmpl
1.5 l Diesel CRDi 1 493 84.6 kW (115 PS)/   4 000 r/min 250 Nm (25.5 kgm) / 1 500-2 750 r/min 6-Speed Manual 20.4 kmpl
6-Speed Automatic 18.1 kmpl
*As per ARAI Test Result

While also offering customers with Best in Segment fuel efficiency, the 1.5 l Diesel CRDi engine delivers optimum performance for both city and highway driving pleasure. With an efficient power to weight and torque to weight ratio, Hyundai ALCAZAR will ensure strong acceleration performance that satiate customer requirements in different driving conditions.

To enhance the Driving Experience, Hyundai ALCAZAR will offer customers a choice of Drive Mode Select (COMFORT | ECO | SPORT) and Traction Control Modes (SNOW | SAND | MUD) thereby optimizing driving comfort across different terrains. Hyundai ALCAZAR will offer an even more engaging driving experience with paddle shifters.

Ride & Handling  

Hyundai ALCAZAR offers superior ride comfort and stability giving customers a confident and robust driving experience. The front struts feature Hydraulic Rebound Stopper (HRS) that offers better rebound control, plush ride feel even on bad roads and over bumps. Using a U-Shaped Coupled Torsion Beam Axle, Hyundai ALCAZAR offers an enhanced handling performance with controlled body roll. While optimized aerodynamics offered on Hyundai ALCAZAR improves stability, fuel efficiency and a silent cabin for a pleasant travel experience.

  1. Reassuring Safety

Hyundai ALCAZAR has been equipped with a host of safety features offering superior protection and a safe drive for everyone. Constructed on a Strong Body Structure that features an application of 75.6 % Advanced & High Strength Steel as well as Hot Stamping parts, Hyundai ALCAZAR offers enhanced safety. With the application of a Ring structure in Engine room, B-pillar & D-pillar, Hyundai ALCAZAR offers an increase in BIW rigidity for better Handling and stability performance.

To ensure customer safety remains paramount, Hyundai has incorporated a host of active and passive safety features that fortify occupant safety. Hyundai ALCAZAR will be offered with Blind View Monitor (BVM) and Surround View Monitor (SVM) with 360° Camera. Blind View Monitor will assist drivers in changing lanes by providing a live view of the blind spots on either side. Further, the Surround View Monitor, will offer an increased level of safety while parking by displaying a Birds Eye View of the car using 4 cameras, making it easy and smooth to drive & manoeuvre Hyundai ALCAZAR.

 

Enhanced Features

  • 6 Airbags (Dual Front + Front Side + Curtain)
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind View Monitor (1st in Segment)
  • Surround View Monitor with 360° Camera

Standard Safety Features:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC with VSM)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Rear Disc Brakes
  • ECM with Emergency Telematics Function
  • Dual Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear Parking Camera with Steering Adaptive Parking Guidelines
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Child Seat Anchor (ISOFIX)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)
  • Rear Defogger

 

HYUNDAI ALCAZAR ADVANCED & HI-TECH FEATURES:

 

BOLD EXTERIORS CAPTIVATING INTERIORS COMFORTABLE & VERSATILE SPACE ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE REASSURING SAFETY
Signature

Cascading Dark Chrome Grille

Premium Dual-Tone Cognac Brown interiors Engaging Driver Space Advanced Hyundai Blue Link – Connected Car

Technology

Advanced 2.0 l Petrol MPi engine (Most Powerful) 75.6 % HSS+AHSS with Ring Structure and Hot

Stamping Parts

Trio Beam LED Headlamps Piano Black Interior Finish 2nd row Captain Seats with Premium Console Over-The-Air (OTA) Map Updates Best-in-Segment Fuel Efficiency (Petrol & Diesel) Surround View

Monitor (SVM) | Blind View Monitor (BVM)

Crescent Glow LED DRLs Perforated Leather D-Cut Steering Wheel & Gear Knob Front row Seatback Table with retractable cup holder &

IT device holder

Blue Link Integrated Smart Watch App Options of 6MT & 6AT in both petrol & diesel Front & Rear Parking Sensors
LED Fog Lamps Cockpit Inspired Design

·    26.03 cm (10.25”) Multi Display Digital Cluster

·    26.03 cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen System

Rear Window Sunshade &

2nd Row

Headrest Cushion

‘Welcome Greeting’ message Drive Mode Select (ECO | COMFORT | SPORT) 6 Airbags (Dual Front, Front Side and Curtain)
R18 (D=462 mm) Diamond-Cut Alloys 64 Colours Ambient Lighting 2nd row One-touch Tip & Tumble Seats Traction Control Modes (SNOW | SAND | MUD) Standard Safety –

 

ESC | VSM | HAC | All wheel Disc

Brakes | TPMS

(Highline)

 

Honey-Comb inspired LED Tail lamps Bose Premium Sound System (8 Speaker) 3rd Row Seats with 50:50 Split Fold Paddle Shifters
Floating Roof Design with Large DLO Area Voice Enabled Smart Panoramic Sunroof 3rd Row AC and Vents with Speed Control Smooth Ride & Handling
Puddle Lamps with Hyundai Logo Projection Auto Healthy Air Purifier
Side Foot Step Remote Engine Start with Smart Key (MT & AT)

 

Peace of Mind

As a Lifetime Partner in mobility and beyond, Hyundai ALCAZAR will offer customers complete peace of mind with WONDER Warranty Options – 5 years/50 000 kms or 4 years/60 000kms or 3 Years/unlimited kms. Hyundai is also offering 3 Years – Road-Side Assistance, Blue Link Subscription and Map Updates free of cost to customers. Hyundai ALCAZAR is set to wow customers with lowest cost of maintenance in this segment.

Colours 

Hyundai ALCAZAR will be offered with 6 Colour Options (Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Phantom Black, Titan Grey, Starry Night, Taiga Brown and 2 Dual Tone colour options (Polar White with Phantom Black and Titan Grey with Phantom Black).  

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ANNEXURE I

Hyundai ALCAZAR– 60+ Advanced Blue Link Features
S.No Category Services
1 Safety Auto Crash Notification (ACN)
2 SOS/Emergency Assistance
3 Road Side Assistance
4 Panic Notification
5 Security Stolen Vehicle Tracking
6 Stolen Vehicle Notification
7 Stolen Vehicle Immobilization
8 Remote Remote Engine Start/Stop
(AT/ MT )
9 Remote Climate Control
(AT/ MT)
10 Remote Door Lock/Unlock
11 Remote Horn Honk & Light
12 Remote Vehicle Status Check
13 Find My Car Location
14 Share My Car (APP Sharing)
15 Tire Pressure Information*
16 Remote Seat Ventilation Control/Status*
17 Remote Air Purifier ON*
18 Fuel Level Information*
19 In-Vehicle Air Quality Status*
20 Pro-Active Vehicle Status Alert*
21 VRM Auto DTC Check (Diagnosis)
22 Manual DTC Check (Diagnosis)
23 Monthly Health Report
24 Maintenance Alert
25 Driving Information/Behavior
26 GIS Destination Send to Car (from Mobile APP)
27 Destination Send to Car (by Call Center)
28 Real-Time POI Search
29 Real-Time  Traffic Information
30 Share the destination (from Device)
31 Real-Time Vehicle Tracking (from APP)
32 Share & Track Vehicle Location by family (from APP)
33 Schedule Linked Destination Setting
34 Alert Services (APP) Geo-fence (Out-of-Area)Alert
35 Speed Alert
36 Time Fencing (Out-of-Time) Alert
37 Valet Alert
38 Idle Alert
39 VR – POI POI + Location
40 Calling Dial by Name
Dial by Number*
41 Contact Information
42 Map Control Show Map, Cancel Route, Show Desti. Info etc.,
43 VR – Weather Today, Past, Future (+9Days) w/Location
44 VR – Time & Date Time & date, Time differences b/w Countries
45 VR -Holiday Indian Holidays info.*
46 VR – Media Control Open Media
Select Bluetooth Audio
Select USB
FM Radio
AM Radio
Tune to “Frequency”93.5
47 VR – Sports Cricket*
48 Soccer
49 Wake-Up Word Hello “Bluelink” *
50 VR – Car Control Climate Control (Set Temp, Fan speed etc.,)*
51 Sunroof Control *
52 Wind Direction (Floor/Face/Combi.)*
53 Air intake type (Fresh/Circulation)*
54 Defroster (Front/Rear)*
55 Driver Window Control
56 Seat Ventilation*
57 Smart Watch Watch Face (for Android & Tizen)
58 Remote Controls
59 Vehicle Status
60 Alerts
61 Auto Healthy Air
62 OTA OTA Navigation update
63 Welcome Function
(embeded)
Welcome Greeting to customer

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The new Jaguar F-PACE Launched

June 13, 2021 / 0 Comments / 33 / Car News

10th June 2021, Mumbai: Jaguar Land Rover India today announced that it has begun deliveries of the new Jaguar F-PACE in India. The new F-PACE is available for the first time in the R-Dynamic S trim on Ingenium 2.0 l petrol and diesel powertrains. The 2.0 l petrol engine delivers a power of 184 kW and 365 Nm of torque and the 2.0 l diesel engine delivers a power of 150 kW and 430 Nm of torque. The new Jaguar F-PACE is priced at ₹ 69.99 Lakh, ex-showroom in India.

Complete Overview of the car:-

  • The award-winning Jaguar F-PACE gets a complete makeover with the enhanced exterior design, an all-new interior, advanced connectivity, and efficient powertrains
  • The new Jaguar F-PACE is available for the first time in India in the R-Dynamic S trim on Ingenium 2.0 l petrol and diesel powertrains
  • Introduction of next-generation 2.0 l, four-cylinder, turbocharged Ingenium diesel engine
  • Enhanced exterior with new super-slim all-LED headlights, grille, rear lights, and bumper give the new F-PACE a more assertive presence
  • All-new interior colorways introduced in Mars Red and Siena Tan
  • The new Jaguar F-PACE is priced at ₹ 69.99 Lakh, ex-showroom in India
  • Customers can book the new Jaguar F-PACE online by visiting www.findssmeacar.in from the safety of their homes

Exterior Design

The new exterior design gives the award-winning Jaguar F-PACE a cleaner and more assured presence that features a new sculpted bonnet with a wider power bulge. The enlarged grille features Jaguar’s heritage logo-inspired ‘diamond’ detailing, while the side fender vents feature the iconic Leaper emblem. A new front bumper with redesigned air intakes and dark mesh details visually widen the new F-PACE, for a more assured dynamic presence. New super slim all-LED quad headlights with ‘Double J’ Daytime Running Light (DRL) signatures deliver increased resolution and brightness. At the rear, new slimline lights feature Jaguar’s double chicane graphic, first previewed on the all-electric I-PACE, to accentuate the width of the vehicle. The new bumper design and sculpted new tailgate also add visual drama and deliver a more confident appearance.

In R-Dynamic specification, the new F-PACE features a series of distinct design elements for a more performance-focused look

Interior Design

The F-PACE has an all-new interior with heightened luxury, enhanced connectivity, and greater refinement. Two new colorways have been introduced in Mars Red and Siena Tan for a unique, sporty, and luxurious feel. The new cockpit design is bolder, more dynamic, and with a greater focus on the driver. A new center console sweeps up to the instrument panel and incorporates a wireless device charging feature. Authentic aluminum finisher in beautifully formed shapes such as the upper door insert and full width ‘Piano lid’ that is formed across the width of the instrument panel.

The new Drive Selector, just one of the many beautiful details in the new F-PACE, features an upper section finished with ‘cricket ball stitching, the lower part is made of precision-engineered metal for enhanced tactility. New door casings, featuring a 360-degree grab handle, provide easier access and increased storage for bottles and other items.

Other key features include Row 2 Seat with Power Recline, Four Zone Climate Control, Interactive Driver Display, and Fixed Panoramic Roof.

Technology

The new Jaguar F-PACE features a range of new technologies to ensure that the vehicle is always connected and always up to date. The latest Pivi Pro infotainment technology is accessed through the all-new 28.95 cm (11.4) curved glass HD touchscreen. Its key benefits include enhanced clarity and a simplified menu structure that allow customers to access or view up to 90 percent of common tasks from the home screen in two taps or less. Cabin Air Ionisation improves interior air quality through Nanoe technology, which removes allergens and unpleasant odors. The system now also features PM2.5 filtration, which captures ultra-fine particles including PM2.5 particulates to improve occupant health and wellbeing.

The new F-PACE also has exciting features such as the 3D Surround Camera, Meridian Audio System, Smartphone Pack, and Remote (with e-call and b-call functionality

Jaguar Product Portfolio in India

The Jaguar range in India includes XE (starting at ₹ 46.64 Lakh), XF (starting at ₹ 55.67 Lakh),  I-PACE (starting at ₹ 105.9 Lakh), and F-TYPEs (starting at ₹ 97.97 Lakh). All prices mentioned are ex-showroom in India.

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Skoda Launches 4th Generation Octavia

June 11, 2021 / 0 Comments / 49 / Car News

Skoda Octavia this name has been famous in India for over 19 years, First introduced to the Indian Automotive market in early  2002. Octavia is a Latin girl’s name and basically translate as “eighth”.According to Skoda, the company chose the name for the 1959 Octavia as it was the company’s eighth model after World War II and was the eighth model in the company’s “evolutionary line” to feature independent suspension. This was past but today Skoda has launched the all-new Octavia, lets see what does all new exactly mean.

Shutterdrives Shorts:-

  • The all-new OCTAVIA is available at an ex-showroom price of INR 25.99 lacs nationwide
  • The all-new OCTAVIA will be available in Style and Laurin & Klement variants
  • The fourth-generation OCTAVIA is 4,689 mm long, 1,469 mm tall, 1,829 mm wide, and has a wheelbase of 2,680 mm
  • Equipped with the 2.0 TSI engine, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA delivers 190 PS of power, 320Nm of torque, and a fuel efficiency of 15.81 km/l.
  • A first for the Czech marque in India, the fourth generation OCTAVIA features ‘shift by wire’ technology that complements a seven-speed DSG gearbox
  • The fourth-generation OCTAVIA is equipped with a host of advanced safety features.

The new Skoda Octavia Design

The all-new OCTAVIA has been completely redeveloped, it boasts of an all-new, light design that now demonstrates a more powerful and masculine character. The all-new body design not only sharpens the all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA’s visual appearance but also enables excellent aerodynamics. In the OCTAVIA’s front section is a classic robust grill, with its striking chrome frame, that grabs all the attention. Following on from the grill are razor-sharp, narrower, new headlights featuring Bi-LED technology, and daytime running lights (standard), which are a visual delight.

How safe is the new Octy?

The standard safety equipment on the new fourth-generation OCTAVIA Laurin & Klement includes a wide range of features such as eight airbags, iBuzz Fatigue Alert, and AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System). In addition, a host of security equipment and safety support functions include ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), tire pressure monitoring system, acoustic, etc among others. There are eight airbags that spring into action in case the driver cannot influence the situation.

How is the Octy on the inside?

The interior welcomes one with a perfect harmony of style, functionality, comfort, and space. The all-new OCTAVIA gets premium beige suede leather upholstery, gracefully complemented by chrome highlights. The multi-level dashboard has been completely redesigned and is now characterized by an elegant finish. The two-spoke multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift and black leather lends the vehicle an emotive and authentic appearance with a strong identity of its own. passengers can choose from different shades of colors, called the ‘mood tiles’, or customize a color, precisely to his or their liking, on a bar. One can even assign a different color palette to the dashboard and footwell. The new lighting system also assists in safety and turns red when the front doors open.

How are the power figures?

A first for the Czech auto manufacturer in India, the fourth generation Octavia features ‘shift by wire’ technology and an electric parking brake. A rocker switch with a minimalist design, integrated into the center console, controls, and electronically conveys the gear selection to the transmission unit. The turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engine is at the core of the all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA. It delivers 190 PS (140kW) of power and a peak torque output of 320Nm while delivering fuel efficiency figures of 15.81 km/l (ARAI) Automotive Research Association of India.

How about Comfort & Convenience?

A perfect overview is provided by the digital instrument panel which can display onboard computer specifications in combination with other information. The new 25.4 cm display infotainment system with an innovative touch slider adjusts the volume or the map. Smartphones can be paired to the infotainment system, offering access to infotainment apps. The premium Canton Sound system on the all-new Octavia Laurin & Klement features 12 speakers, including a subwoofer, and has a power output of 600 plus watts. The Two Zone Climatronic air conditioning system, with Air Care function, enables different temperatures to be set for the front passengers.

There are storage pockets and the cargo space is fitted with Velcro to stop the unnecessary movement of luggage. The ŠKODA OCTAVIA offers 600 liters and 1,555 liters luggage space after folding down the rear seats. The electrically controlled 5th door opens and closes at the mere touch of the button on the remote control. The door is equipped with a Virtual Pedal enabling contact-free access. The ‘Simply Clever’ features are defined by attention to detail and are as ingenious as they are intuitive.

The OCTAVIA comes with a sophisticated, gesture-operated LED reading light unit, smartphone pockets on the front seatbacks, a storage compartment in the front doors for an umbrella, easy open-cup holders, a pair of USB C Ports in the dashboard and Centre Console, a USB C port behind the IRVM, smart cargo elements, hooks, and net restraints for the luggage compartments, roller sun blinds, and so forth. Another “Simply Clever” feature for the all-new OCTAVIA includes a funnel integrated into the lid of the windscreen washer tank. The windscreens now have water ducts, which allow rainwater to drain optimally.

MyŠKODA CONNECT

The all-new OCTAVIA is now equipped with “MyŠKODA Connect” an intelligent solution that provides a safe, convenient and smart driving experience to stay connected with your car and your family. MyŠKODA Connect has inbuilt technology that helps one in case of an emergency with features such as Road Side assistance and SOS. It also helps keep the car secure in the owner’s absence with features like Geo fence, Time fence, etc. Not only this but MyŠKODA Connect also offers Driving Behaviour and Trip Analysis and much more functions, which are required for daily usage.

What is laruin & Klement?

Laurin & Klement was a Czech automobile, motorcycle, and bicycle manufacturing company founded in 1895 in s by automotive pioneers s Car production commenced in 1905, and the company soon became the largest car manufacturer in Austria-Hungary. It was acquired by industrial conglomerate Škoda Works in 1925 and re-branded as Škoda Auto, which is today the largest car manufacturer in the Czech Republic, Today, the Laurin & Klement name is used by Škoda Auto to distinguish especially luxurious editions of some of their car models.

What all colors offered?

OCTAVIA is available in five paint schemes: Lava Blue, Candy White, Magic Black, Brilliant Silver, and Maple Brown, with the last two exclusively available at the Laurin & Klement.

Final question how much does it cost?

PRICE SUMMARY

MODEL PRICE (EX SHOWROOM, INDIA)
Style INR 25,99,000/-
Laurin & Klement INR 28,99,000/-

We at Shutterdrives loved the New Octavia, gets a lot of features and that massive boot is really handy for avid travelers. We are yet to drive this car, and the conclusion can be made after that. Let us know what you think about the car in the comment section and also about the pricing.

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