Tata Motors today launched its premium flagship SUV branded as the Safari. The all-new Tata Safari is based on the Land Rovers D8 platform, plush and comfortable interiors. The powerhouse of the Safari is derived from the Harrier named the Kryotech engine, churning 170bhp of power.
The Tata Safari is now available in total 4 colors namely Orcus White, Royale Blue, Daytona Grey, and a special edition for customers who are inclined towards adventurous weekends called the Adventure’ persona of the Safari with an expressive and rugged look offering more options for customers to select the SUV that best matches their personality. The Adventure persona will be available in a distinct Tropical Mist color, inspired by the rich and diverse flora present across the vibrant landscapes of our country.
Interior and Safety:
Safari is available in both 6 and 7 seater segments by providing captain or bench seats in the 2nd row. The Tata Safari is extremely versatile, delivering great comfort and assurance, be it intracity commute,expressway cruising or the un-explored paths in the hinterland. The Tata Safari will come with signature Oyster White Interiors paired with the Ashwood finish dashboard, a majestic panoramic sunroof, along with 6 and 7-seater options, which will come with an 8.8-inch floating island infotainment system.As with all Tata Motors products, the Safari consists of a variety of safety features such as all-disc brakes,an electronic parking brake, and an advanced ESP with 14 functionalities. Coupled with the Boss Mode,providing enhanced ride comfort, the Safari sure does give the executive customers a living room style ride experience.(Interior shown in the picture below belongs to Adventure edition of Safari.)
Special edition major changes:
Taking the style quotient a little higher, the newly introduced ‘Adventure’ persona will come with R18 black tinted charcoal grey machined alloys and an all piano black finish in its grille, roof rails inserts, outer door handles along with a Safari mascot placement on the bonnet. On the interiors, the ‘Adventure’ persona looks plush with signature earthy brown interiors, dark chrome interior accents on air vents, knob, switches,inner door handle and instrument cluster along with a piano black interior pack on steering wheel, grab handles, floor console frame, and IP mid pad finisher. The all-new Safari will be available in nine variants,starting from XE and going up to the XZA+.
Pricing of all 9 varients available for the safari *All prices in INR lakh.Ex Showroom Delhi.
SAFARI PRICE LIST
|XZ+ ( 6/7 SEATER)||19.99||21.25|
The Porsche 911 GT3 is a high-performance endorsement model of the Porsche 911 sports car. It is a line of high-speed-performance models, which began with the 1973 911 CARRERA RS . The GT3 was introduced in 1999 as part of the first generation of the Porsche 996 model range (commonly known as 996.1). The seventh edition of the high-performance Porsche 911 GT3 was developed in close collaboration with Porsche Motorsport.
Car launch and booking date?
Customers can order the new 911 GT3 as of 31st of March 2021
What is PDK? Purpose of PDK?
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) in simple terms it can also be called PorscheDual Clutch. It is a combination of two gearboxes as one, it also consists of two driveshafts and two wet clutches. The whole purpose of PDK is to reduce the loss of power and provide efficient gear shifting and increase shift efficiency. Example:- when we shift from (N) NEUTRAL TO 1ST Gear, 2nd gear stays in the ready position which will be engaged further. The new 911 gt3 comes as optional with the PDK unit. This is added advantage as it’s faster than the 911 GT3 RS with a top speed of 318 km/h and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds.
Good news for Old School car enthusiast:
Porsche also offers the new model with a six-speed manual transmission. The aerodynamics benefit from the brand’s vast Motorsport experience and generate significantly more down force without noticeably affecting the drag coefficient. In the Performance drive mode, the manually set wing and diffuser elements increase the aerodynamic pressure for high cornering speeds. During final testing, the new 911 GT 3 lapped the Nuerburgring-Nordschleife, traditionally the ultimate proving ground for all sports cars developed by Porsche, over 17 seconds quicker than its predecessor. ( Porsche 911 Carrera RSR).
It transfers pure racing technology into a production model: the double wishbone front axle layout and sophisticated aerodynamics with a swan neck rear wing and a striking diffuser originate from the successful GT race car 911 RS R. Tried and tested in endurance racing, the 510 PS (375 kW) four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine is based on the drive train of the 911 GT3 R. The acoustically impressive, high-revving engine is also used in the new 911 GT3 Cup. The result is a state-of-the-art sports car, perfect for the track and suitable for everyday use.
Weight and consumption of Fuel:
Lightweight components included are the front bonnet made of Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Plastic (CFRP), lightweight glass windows, light-alloy wheels and a sports exhaust system which reduces the weight by no less than ten kilograms. The combined consumption of the Porsche 911 GT 3 with PDK transmission is 12.4 litres/100 km.
Inside the cockpit:
Its racing genes are expressed in every detail of the new 911 GT 3. The cockpit features a new track screen. It can reduce the digital displays to the left and right of the rev counter to essential information needed for track driving, such as tire and oil pressure, fuel level, and water temperature. It also includes a visual shift assistant with colored bars to the left and right of the rev counter and a shift light derived from Motorsport.
Make your own Porsche:
To meet the growing demand for individualization options, Porsche Exclusive Manufacture offers a wide range of customized equipment for the new 911 GT 3. Highlights include a lightweight roof made of exposed carbon fiber, exterior mirror tops made of carbon, darkened LED matrix main headlights, and matching Exclusive design rear lights. Guards Red or Shark Blue painted wheel rims enhance the black alloy wheels. The colored ring of the dial can be customized in the exterior paint of the owner’s car.
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Electric Vehicles (EV) are growing in Indian Automotive Industry, with every new innovation there is a lot of ground to improve. The major drawbacks of EV these days are they lack design and sporty stance. To overcome this barrier Kabira Mobility has launched new series of EV motorcycles which are KM 3000 and KM 4000 respectively. No they are not Kawasaki Ninja 300 or Yamaha FZ 150 but they look same and its natural to misinterpret as their spare parts look similar.
KM 3000 ( Sports look)
These high-speed electric warriors are completely ‘Made in India,’ a homage to the whole nation’s electric bike enthusiasts that have been eagerly clutching on to their gears to ride into a better, sustainable & eco-friendly tomorrow.
KM 4000 (Street Fighter)
Equipped with Combi-brakes, best in class range, fast charging on board, roadside assistance these electric bikes are as appealing as compared to ICE motorbikes in terms of style and performance. These Electric Warriors sport modern design with a sleek aerodynamic profile, fireproof battery, geo-fencing, park assist, and many more exciting features.
All the best for the Kabira Mobility. (EV)
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The Renault kwid was one of the best competitors for the Maruti Suzuki in the entry-level hatchback. Then came the Duster one of the best SUVs in the segment. The latest offering by Renault was the Triber with 7 seats one of the most affordable MPV in this segment. There was a slight perforation between the prices of these vehicles and Renault lacked a premium hatchback. Renault India and Renault France designed a car in collaboration to overcome this segment gap. As a result, RENAULT KIGER sitting perfectly in the segment of compact SUV. It is developed and produced in India, for Indian customers first, before it is taken globally.
Launch date? Price?
Mumbai, February 15, 2021: Taking ahead of its promise of disruptive innovation, Renault today announced the pricing of the all-new KIGER starting at an introductory price of INR 5.45 lakhs (ex-showroom, PAN India). With this outstanding pricing, Renault KIGER is surely set to radically alter the dynamics in the B-SUV segment.
Customers can book Renault KIGER at dealerships or on the website –https://www.renault.co.in/ by paying a token amount of INR 11, 000/-
Announcing the attractive pricing, Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO; Managing Director, Renault India Operations, shared, “Renault KIGER is a modern SUV that is a perfect fit for the Indian market. It brings to the fore our proven expertise of innovation, creativity, customer understanding, and above all, our focus on making cars that offer an unmatched value proposition.
Renault KIGER will demonstrate the competence of India’s design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities and highlights Renault’s strong commitment to the ‘Make in India’ mission. With a vision of fulfilling the growing SUV aspirations of a wide set of customers, we have ensured that Renault KIGER is attractively priced, and we look forward to strengthening our SUV legacy with this new game-changer.”Renault KIGER has established itself as a Stunning, Smart, and Sporty B-SUV. The Stunning design is exemplified by a host of sporty and muscular elements that make Renault KIGER stand out as a true SUV. On the inside, Renault KIGER’s Smart cabin combines technology, functionality, and roominess.
Renault has introduced innovative ways of reaching out to customers. The Renault Virtual Assistant (RVA) will enable Renault to reach out to customers across all geographies. RVA is available at the finger-tips on Whatsapp and the website. It provides all information and details, along with the option of booking test drives, and even facilitates bookings. The Renault KIGER Virtual Studio is a state-of-the-art virtual studio that seamlessly enables 360-degree views and allows the customers to configure, accessorize and make online bookings. It is an overall customized consumer journey that allows complete access to information and customization on Renault KIGER.
Variants and price?
Renault Kiger will be offered in two engine options 1.0L Energy and 1.0L Turbo with 2 pedal offerings on each of the engines. Customers can choose from four available trims – RXE, RXL, RXT & RXZ. Each version is built keeping in view the customer requirements and needs in the segment and has been attractively priced across all trims. Customers will have a valuable advantage at every level and also have the choice of opting for the stylish dual tone combinations which is available across the range.
|Energy EasyR AMT||Turbo
Stunning design and USPS:
With its distinct, athletic design that is bursting with energy, the KIGER SUV combines urban modernity with agility, whichever road it takes. With its muscular bodywork that exudes sturdiness and dynamism, the KIGER is a real invitation to escape the urban jungle and experience a new kind of driving.
Road presence: A sculpted bonnet that enhances the car’s personality sits at the front, above an impressive bumper. The wings boost the design with their pronounced shoulder lines, while the black sills and wheel arches provide further protection. The high ground clearance (205 mm) and functional roof bars heighten the vehicle’s silhouette and complete its bold SUV look. Renault designers have equipped the KIGER with several features to give the car a sporty look. The front grille’s 3D graphic finish with honeycomb-shaped chromed effects is a perfect example, while the Aluminium Finish skid plate further enhances the rear bumper.
Road grip: At higher trim levels, the KIGER’S 40.64 cm alloy wheels have a black diamond-cut finish for a sporty and stylish look. The protective wheel arch cladding makes the bodywork look bolder and sturdier. The 2,500 mm long wheelbase places the wheels at the four corners of the vehicle, offering increased stability on any type of road while optimizing the space inside the car, providing optimum comfort for each passenger and boot volume of 405 Litres that is unrivalled in the segment.
LED setup: The LED daytime running lights positioned at both ends give the car an elevated
stance. The highly recognizable lower part divides the bumper into two areas, each large corner featuring three LED headlights separately encased in a chrome octagonal unit with PURE VISION and a chrome reflector. The tail lamp units with glossy black inserts are resolutely modern and distinctive within the segment, outlining the KIGER’S rear double C-shaped lighting signature. They are featured at each end of the bodywork and extend out over the wings providing Kiger a distinctly unique personality.
|Width||1,750 mm (without mirrors)|
|Height||1,600 mm (with Roof Bars)|
|Engine Type||3-cylinder 1.0 L Turbocharged Petrol Engine||3-cylinder 1.0 L Turbocharged
|ENERGY 3-cyc 1.0 L
|Displacement||999 cc||999 cc||999 cc|
|Power||100 Ps @ 5000 rpm||100 Ps @ 5000 rpm||72 Ps @ 6250 rpm|
|Torque||160 Nm @ 2800-3600rpm||152 Nm @ 2200-4400||96 Nm @ 3500 rpm|
|Gearbox||5 Speed Manual Transmission||X-TRONIC-CVT||5 Speed Manual Transmission
5 Speed EASY-R AMT
|Tyre size||195/60 R16|
|Front suspension||McPherson strut with lower triangle; coil spring, anti-roll bar; traverse arm|
|Rear suspension||Torsion beam axle|
|Boot volume||405 Liters|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm|
|Fuel tank volume||40 L|
The KIGER comes in six exciting body colors: . All trim-levels include a two-tone option
Providing an opportunity to customers to choose from the wide range of single or dual-tone color options, Radiant Red which is an exclusive color will only be available as a top variant under a two-tone color scheme.
KIGER interiors are called the smart cabin as it combines technology, functionality, and roominess. KIGER is just under four meters long and falls into the compact SUV category, yet thanks to the CMFA+ platform DNA, just like Triber it offers segment-leading roominess, cabin storage, and cargo space.
The chiseled curves that play with light and shade give the impression of a floating cockpit, accentuated by piano-style control dials, suspended air conditioning controls, and a pedestal that is easily accessible from the center console. The console features a 20.32 cm floating touch screen, giving the passenger compartment a modern look, and so does a 17.78 cm Multi-Skin Reconfigurable TFT color cluster.
Comfort and space:
The KIGER provides record levels of roominess with space onboard that you can feel. At the front, the KIGER offers a 710-mm Couple Distance between seats – the best in its segment. At the rear, KIGER provides best in segment second-row legroom (222 mm) and elbow room (1431 mm). The seat height provides a commanding driving position accentuating driving comfort. The Kiger sets a very high standard when it comes to loading capacity, offering the best boot capacity in the segment (405 litres which extend to 879 liters with the second row folded).
Another new feature available at higher trim levels is the white ambient lighting in the passenger compartment. It lights up the storage compartment at the front of the centre console and the back of the front door grip handles. The cockpit features back-lit steering wheel controls. These have a whole host of settings such as access to the onboard computer menu, speaker volume, phone and radio features, and voice recognition. KIGER will also feature a first-in-segment PM2.5 Clean Air Filter. This advanced atmospheric filter fitted into the ventilation system ensures good air quality inside the vehicle.
The KIGER uses technology to ensure safety with radar sensors and a reverse camera with guiding lines. The driver can enjoy greater visibility and precision when reversing or manoeuvring for parking. The turning radius is 5.02 meters.
Infotainment system comprises The KIGER’S high, wide centre console is focused around a large 20.32 cm floating touch screen that features wireless smartphone replication for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at higher trims. Wireless smartphone replication allows passengers to connect their smartphones seamlessly and access the special driving and multimedia apps. Passengers can select five permanent shortcuts for faster access to apps and features. The system not only offers voice recognition through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but also Bluetooth connectivity that can pair with up to five devices, a USB socket for faster charging, and a built-in MP4 video player.
MULTI-SENSE driving experience and ambience lighting:
At higher trim levels, the driver has access to MULTI-SENSE settings to select different driving modes. Engine mapping, gear changes (for automatic transmissions), the responsive steering column, and the digital speedometer are reset when changing driving modes, for an optimum driving experience.
Premium sound system
The KIGER boasts a brand new, well-tuned quality sound system: The Auditorium 3D Sound system by Arkamys, with a technology that diffuses 3D sound tailor-made to suit the materials and shape of the passenger compartment. All in all, there are eight on-board speakers (four boomers, four tweeters). The system also automatically adjusts the sound volume according to the speed of the vehicle at higher trim levels. Hands-free smart access card. For everyday convenience, doors can be opened and closed automatically, and the engine started without a key. The sensors in the card allow drivers to lock and unlock the doors without having to take the card out of their pocket or press a button. They can also start the vehicle without having to insert the card. The hands-free system also includes a door auto-lock function when drivers walk away from the vehicle. This feature is real-time-saver and incredibly convenient.
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We had recently come across the Honda H’ness ( Highness) by October 2020 it was the first offering in the CB family. Now here comes the latest addition to the CB family the new CB350RS. This motorcycle shares the same motor as the CB350 H’ness and comes with added bells and whistles such as the RS badge, slipper clutch to name just a few. What does the RS mean? Road Sailing Concept – RS.
Speaking on the rich legacy of CB Brand, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Brand CB stands for realizing dreams of a true motorcycle enthusiast. Since the launch of the CB92 in 1959, it has pushed the boundaries of technology. Itis a beautiful overlap of performance, comfort, style, technology, and reliability. Last year, Indian riders got a chance to experience the ‘made in India’ CB brand and elevate their pride of fun riding. Today, we are excited to add another chapter to the CB series. Exhibiting the true legacy of CB Brand, the CB350RS will add value for the Indian customer by providing contemporary style and superior stance, further enhancing the fun biking culture.”Elaborating on CB350RS, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Carrying forward the legacy of CB brand, the all-new CB350RS is based on “Road Sailing Concept – RS”. It defines the character of the bike’s smooth performance on the road with a sailing feel & comfort for the rider. The CB350RS is crafted to suit the rider’s lifestyle with its sophisticated urban style and a powerful advanced 350cc engine. It’s a call to all the riders to gear up and live Your Story’
Launch date? Price?
As most of the motorcycle manufacturing companies are gearing up to the 350-500 cc segment Honda motorcycles & scooter India pvt, are no different. As Royal Enfield has been ruling this segment for past many decades, it was time to target this range of motorcycles.
New Delhi, February 16, 2021: the advanced design and sporty design of the Honda CB350 RS is the second offering in the CB (City Bike) family which is made in India for the World’. This beauty can be yours at an attractively priced, starting at INR 1, 96,000(ex-showroom PAN India).
What’s different from the CB350 H’ness?
Strong & powerful 350cc engine, 4 stroke OHC (Over Head Camshaft) with PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection)
-Grip and convenience:BY
Wide pattern tyres, ‘tuck and roll’ seat design, skid plate underneath.
With the new cb350rs Honda has given the rider to flaunt more, by introducing more smart features in this segment.
Real-time mileage: Gives out the live fuel efficiency
Average mileage: According to the riding pattern & condition it displays the average.
Distance to empty: Displays how much the motorcycle can travel before the tank is empty.
A torque control system helps in maintaining the same speed on the rear wheel. It detects the speed of the front wheel and the rear wheel calculating the slip ratio and further controlling the engine torque by increasing or decreasing the quantity of fuel in the FI( Fuel Injection) system.
|ENGINE CC||350cc, 4 stroke OHC single cyclinder|
|Max Power||15.5 KW @5500rpm|
|Max Torque||30 Nm@3000rpm|
|Cooling System||Air Cooled|
The CB350RS is powered by a 350cc, air-cooled 4-stroke OHC single-cylinder engine, which produces max power of 15.5 kW@5500 rpm. The advanced PGM-FI system using on-board sensors constantly ensures optimum fuel delivery to the engine as per the riding conditions allowing efficient combustion and lesser emissions. It delivers a category-leading max torque of 30 Nm@3000 rpm, which makes it an easy-going versatile motorcycle for an urban daily city commute. The engine uses an offset cylinder position that reduces the sliding friction and an asymmetrical connecting rod ensures minimum energy loss while combustion. It uses a closed crankcase with a wall between the crankcase and transmission reducing energy loss due to internal friction.
The air cooling system maintains highly dense air intake to improve efficiency and ensures favourable combustion in all rpm ranges by keeping the engine temperature within an ideal range. The piston cooling jet improves the engine’s thermal efficiency, leading to improved fuel efficiency. The main shaft coaxial balancer placed on the cylinder eliminates both primary & secondary vibrations making CB350RS a perfect riding companion.
CB350RS comes with a large tailpipe of 45mm that optimizes balance with the muffler capacity, producing a bold low-pitched sound. A single one-chamber structure in the expansion chamber helps deliver a rich thumping exhaust note when you wind on the throttle. Exhaust pipes are double-skinned to prevent heat discoloration and intact the visual appeal for a long.
Style and looks:
The beautiful blend of retro-modern converts the cb350rs into more of a scrambler type of motorcycle. The chrome shining beautifully on the tank gives more of a heritage look and difficult to miss out. The smart design of 7-y shaped alloy wheels improves handling as the weight reduces and maneuverability is better than the spokes on the classic 350. It gives a modern roadster aesthetic appearance. CB350RS is styled to stand out from every direction. Round-shaped LED Headlamp with a unique ring design accentuates the retro-modern look. The new eyes-shaped LED blinkers are bright enough. The tail light is redesigned and placed under the seat which gives a complete look to the motorcycle. The muffler on the side gets a smoky-black finish accentuated with the use of chrome. Front forks are offered with boots to give rugged look and avoiding dust & increasing the life of fork seals. The grab rail is intelligently placed and goes unnoticed as the color is the same as the rear fender.
Comfort and safety:
ABS (Antilock Brake System) one of the safety system which avoids the wheels from locking when brakes are applied in an emergency, this allows the rider to maneuver the motorcycle more easily. The Honda CB350 RScomes with dual-channel ABS meaning, both the wheels have ABS.
The front caliper sits on a brake rotor with 310mm while the rear gets a 240cc providing sufficient braking performance in most situations. The rider maintains grip with a road by using wide pattern tires (front- 100/90, rear – 150/70) to increase stability in different riding conditions. The 19-inch front wheel gives a distinctive modern look coupled with a 17-inch wheel at the rear providing a lower rear stance. The half-duplex cradle frame in steel pipe is used for a soft steering feel. Load allocated to the front is optimized by mounting the engine at the low position to lower the center of gravity, which affects the overall riding feel and maneuverability of the motorcycle.
A highly rigid box-section steel tube is used for the swing arm to effectively reduce distortion and transmit a torque of the driving force to the road surface improving the overall comfortable riding experience. The skid plate underneath provides extra protection for the engine so you can take on streets and offroad effortlessly. The ‘tuck and roll’ design of the seat gives superior cushioning providing a relaxed ride for daily commuting as well as during long-distance rides. Honda CB350 RSoffers a forward-leaning riding position to match the sporty riding stance. Large section front suspension not only enhances the massive imposing image but also provides immense comfort on rough roads. The pressurized nitrogen-charged rear suspension provides a highly responsive rear damping performance.
Go on a smarter ride using Eco Indicator that uses sensors to measure the riding speed and injected fuel volume to determine the economical riding. Engine Start/Stop Switch gives the convenience of turning off the engine on brief stops with the flick of a switch. Ensuring the safety of riders in low visibility conditions is the Hazard Switch feature. A bolder and muscular 15-liter fuel tank and top-class mileage ensure an unstoppable longer ride.
Honda CB350 RS will be available in two colour options – Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow. Starting today, Honda has opened the bookings for Honda CB350 RS at its premium dealerships –Bigwig Top line & Bigwig across India. For further information, customers can visit Bigwig website www.hondabigwing.in
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