Maruti Suzuki Dzire Registered 45.8 kmpl in the Dzirable Mileage Rally

Just last week we had been given with the bit of information that Maruti is going to conduct a rally for teasing newly launched Honda Amaze, that had claimed havoc in media with the fuel efficiency of 25.8 kmpl underneath its new 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine.

Exclusively, Maruti is pinned very briefly under the veins of Indians and to say more about the carmaker for now, it has challenged even the official mileage inspecting body of India named “ARAI”.

There are various rallies being conducted around the world for calling down different technicalities or so, but here in India, Maruti had organized an event which was targeted to get the best mileage out of their heat facing model plate Swift Dzire, to show faith and the engineering commitment towards customers to gain good sales figure in return, specifically against the Honda Amaze.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire
As learnt, more than 62 customers with their families have participated in this unique yet exciting action named “Dzirable Mileage Rally” held in Mumbai yesterday.

It was all started from the HP Petrol Pump in Bandra, grasping a distance of 55 kms, sucked down the oil dripping figures at The Park Hotel, CBD Belapur.

Swift Dzire presently enjoys the flourished 5.5 lakh customer base.

Dzirable Mileage Rally was the second in series of celebration that was announced earlier this month due the fifth anniversary of Swift Dzire, being followed by Dzire Regal Edition in limited numbers, just some days before. The celebration was held on pan India basis, and 31 cities were also chosen to derive the best outcome from their beloved metal.

But obviously you’ll will be waiting for the results, let’s announce, Mr. Gurdeep Singh won the competition for knocking down the best mileage at 45.8 kmpl in diesel variant whilst of Mr. Shrirang Chindarkar stood frugal for 42.1 kmpl returns in petrol. Both of the figures are shocking for us because, the certified figures claimed numbers at 19.1 kmpl in petrol and 23.4 kmpl in diesel.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Back View
As concluded, the above bespoken figures of rally were chalked out while riding on highways, where the city ride drove in the dust at 30.6 kmpl in petrol against 32.4 kmpl for diesel.

It is slated, prior to the race participants was bestowed with supportive measures like maximum mileage booklet, time chart, route map and tips to enhance fuel efficiency.

Commenting at the occasion, Mr. Manohar Bhat, Vice President (Marketing), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “The Dizerable Mileage Rally is an innovative way to thank the old, new and prospective Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire customers. Over 5 lakh customers in just 5 years is a milestone that every automobile manufacturer dreams of and our customers have helped Swift Dzire to achieve it. The sales numbers reflect the strong customer connect of the Swift DZire for its high fuel efficiency, low cost of ownership and the overall value.”

Since the launch in March 2008, Maruti is selling around 18000 units of Swift Dzire every month across the nation, which had made us think, why they had felt the need to do this type of event in the times when sun is scorching the traditional Indian summer. Well, must say a celebration rubs off all the rough patches in between striding through the competitive heats.

However, engineers at Maruti had worked out the following tricks to get best out of the every drop of fuel inside fuel tank, though whatever it maybe petrol or diesel, that doesn’t matter the mentioned course of action can be trusted a lot.

  • Do not exceed 50 km/hr
  • Drive in correct gears as per speed and engine rpm
  • Avoid sudden acceleration / deceleration
  • Avoid unnecessary braking
  • Do not switch off the engine while in motion

We too are eagerly waiting if this Indian carmaker is going out to conduct test that will judge 0-100 kmph sprinting time and the top speed as well, but do ARAI has to say something on these defying numbers?

Daimler Trucks to Ensure its No. 1 Position via New Asian Strategy

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd (DICV) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (a Daimler Trucks Company), which today itself has confirmed that (global) Daimler Truck operations  has been established as the No. 1 player in market and is also placing a focused strategy in the way, Asia to be specific, for assuring its numero uno position at best throughout all the time.

Being in the shoes of market leader, Daimler perceives the requirements of fraternity on a continuous basis, as an outcome it brings in new product to provide optimized trucking solutions, inclusive of ‘one of its kind in industry’ badginng on them. However, to maintain oneself in the top market slot, it is necessary to adjust as per the changing trends, and to complement on the action line it has rolled down a ground breaking straight-forward-erected programme called DT#1 (Daimler Trucks No. 1), to address all the markets it is carrying operations in.

Daimler Trucks
On a very important note, it is learnt that Asia (including India) is on the “hot-target” list of organization, where a brand new Asian strategy is chalked out to be a part of this programme, also involves Daimler Truck entities in Asia – MFTBC (Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation), Japan, and DICV (Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Private Limited), India under the same umbrella. In fact, the limelight on Asia has evolved sometime before and DICV was grounded deeply to strengthen this. MFTBC was already well-established one in Japan and other Asian territories, serving them for quite a long period, which was then followed by India who very soon emerged as a new strong market with complete focus.

India is also basically looked upon as a global benchmark due to the cost-efficient yet high quality engineering.

Speaking on the achievement till date, Mr. Marc Llistosella, Managing Director & CEO – DICV, said, “In 2005 when the first blueprint was being drawn, besides realizing that India would be the 2nd largest Truck market, we realized that India would actually become an important hub for our strength in Asia & Africa. However, our primary focus was to clearly leverage Daimler’s capabilities to suit the needs of Indian trucking. Towards this, we have invested our energies. In the meantime, we have gained the capability to fulfill our Asian & African outlook.”

In addition to those derivations of India bound operations, Dr. Albert Kirchmann, President & CEO – MFTBC and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia concluded, “Asia will clearly lead our way in the coming years, not just in demand for trucks but also as a hub for our global operations. Daimler has already established a firm presence in Asia by combining a strong 80-year brand “FUSO” and a state-of-the-art green field facility in India. Leading brands, cutting-edge technologies, strong customer-focused product portfolio, strong distributor network and highly inspired people are the ingredients Daimler possesses to remain a leader. We see ourselves in a very advantageous position.”

Land Rover Celebrates 65 Years of Technology and Innovation

Land Rover is the bench mark of off-roading segment, and when one desires to go adventure in the luxury style then also he will necessarily opt for this British brands due to its un-matched comfort and so, well to an extent for now, the Land Rovers is going to mark 65 years of technology and innovation with a celebratory event at Packington Estate near its Solihull homeland. To additional excitement, a ‘HUE’ birthday cake will be flown in by special delivery in a Lynx helicopter by a member of the ‘Black Cats’ Royal Navy display team,  known for thrilling the audiences with their dynamic air displays.

Taking the start point, Maurice Wilks had kicked the off-road tradition with the sand sketches of vehicles that will tackle every sort of terrain and can explore jungle as well, followed by production in 1948, ‘HUE 166’ was the very first Series I Land Rover, affectionately known by many as ‘Huey’ will be on display to bestow guests at the event.

Land Rover

Around 150 heritage Land Rovers will attend the celebratory event at Packington Estate which was the testing ground for the original 1947-48 Land Rover prototypes through to the Range Rover development vehicles of the late 1960’s and early 70’s era. These vehicles will portray the key milestones in Land Rover’s 65-year history and also some 4×4 world firsts twists such as anti-lock brakes, adjustable air suspension, Electronic Traction Control, Hill Descent Control, Terrain Response® and Stop/Start technologies.

The vehicles on display will also demonstrate Land Rover’s legendary breadth of capability, with ploughing, emergency service, military, expedition, royal and concept vehicles all firmly positioning Land Rover as the world’s most versatile vehicle. In spite of the huge spaces there all oldies preferred to be placed next to Land Rover’s current model line-up – the Defender, Discovery, Freelander, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque – and include the brand’s latest technological innovations in the form of the new Electric Defender research vehicle and the world’s first 9-speed transmission for a passenger car.

Coming to India, Land Rover will also mark the celebration on our local shores, slated to celebrate the 65th anniversary with the launch of its ‘Land Rover Experience’ customer events throughout the country. The first event will commence on 3rd May in the Amby Valley, Lonavla, near Mumbai – where customers will experience Land Rover’s unrivalled all-terrain capabilities.

Speaking on the completion of 65 years, leading heritage proudly, John Edwards, Land Rover’s Global Brand Director said, “Since 1948, every component in our vehicles has been designed and engineered with intent and Land Rover continues to this day, to build the world’s most capable all-purpose vehicles. A blend of refinement, performance and unmatched all-terrain capability make Land Rover vehicles distinctive and unique, ready to tackle the world’s most challenging and inhospitable terrain.”

It is also learnt that, the March sales of Land Rover delivered the strongest ever monthly and quarterly sales performance in brand’s history.

Adding more to the future plans, John Edwards concluded, “The all-new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are the result of unprecedented investment in technology, in engineering and in our manufacturing facilities to produce the world’s first SUVs with a lightweight aluminium body structure. Investing in innovation has always been the lifeblood of Land Rover and we will continue to develop innovative new technology and sustainable motoring solutions for the future, whilst retaining the class-leading and legendary breadth of capability that Land Rover’s heritage is built upon.”

Rolls Royce Wraith May Go Topless by 2015 to Compete Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Rolls Royce had made havoc in the media when it got down in the piece of news with its Wraith, and why not it was a unique piece of metal from that niche British stable, which can also do Nürburgring at the core in spite of being a so luxury vehicle. Many of them also says, Rolls Royce has not delivered this type of assortment before in its long defying past, which seems to be true in all the sense.

Here the talk is going about Wraith who may drop its top by 2015, read down to know how.

Commenting at the launch of Wraith in UK, CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos said, “The design certainly lends itself to a drophead coupe, and I think that will be the next variant,” satisfying the upcoming of couple of years to be embellished for churning dreams into reality via test rounds and so, after all Nürburgring seems not so easy when the roof is slatted down. In our perception the original luxury comes out when some ‘hot faces’ are seen inside a vehicle under the bright sunlight, due to its drop head feature, and that was lacking in the offering list of Rolls Royce for the sporty attired coupe.

Rolls Royce Wraith
Exploring another angle too on the board, Wraith is meant for young generation, so the first preference of the bespoken segment is convertible metal, helping them to show off their charm in wide open gap, where the newly launched Lamborghini Gallardo had did well with their Aventador Roadster, so might this niche bug feeling to get more of the sales in this horizon and drop headed Wraith frames frugal for near future.

Lest, just to inform a bit, the Italians have sold some whopping numbers in the market which now has them landed in the line of one and half year waiting period to customers for Roadster buy, very well the pricing factors of drop headed Wraith is also expected to fall in the nearby category of the raging bull, hence a very clear picture lies in for the launch to happen in 2015.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Very instantly, both of the moniker falls in luxury arena of cars, and so half of the research work is done on tables of Rolls Royce due to success story of Lamborghini’s newbie, and precisely the existence of both the brands lies in almost similar market as well so one can utter “is the luxury following footsteps of sports, in terms of sales?” We find true that way only, but what is your perception do let us know.

Meet Renault’s Formula One Inspired ‘Twizy’

The reports said that the new Renault Twizy, which’s an amazing as well as renowned electric city vehicle that sells for below $10k and boasts a power yield beginning as low as 4 KWs (5 HP) and peaking at around 13 kWs (17 HP).

It’s not just the kind of car you would utilize to spotlight the connection between the globe of Formula One along with that of production vehicles, but that has not barred the company, an engine supplier to well known Formula One groups comprising Red Bull Racing, from introducing an innovative Formula One-inspired Twizy idea.

The idea was established by Renault along with its auto racing section, Renault Sport, and its Formula One section in addition to Renault Sport Formula One.

Renault Twizy Renault Sport F1

It boasts a variety of technologies brought up straightly from a Formula One race vehicle, comprising its Formula One-spec wheels and tyres, innovative front divider, side-pods, diffuser and wing fabricated of Formula One -grade carbon fiber, and even a power-encouraging Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS).

In addition, the idea is outfitted with an Formula One kind steering wheel from the company’s Sport list.

The Kinetic Energy Recovery System is indistinguishable to that utilized in Formula One and encourages power yield 6-fold to hit approximately 100 HP and is able to catapult the vehicle from standstill to sixty-two miles per hour as speedily as Renault’s top-performing road vehicle, Megane Renaul tsport 265.

Renault Twizy Renault Sport F1 Back View

It is incorporated within a clear box located behind the backsides.

At this point, you may be questioning why the company would pick its tiny Twizy to exhibit its Formula One expertise.

I should be noted that this is not the initial time that the company has made use of its less sporty models to exhibit its Formula One expertise.

Meet Renault's F1-Inspired Twizy

2013 Tata Nano Facelift Spotted for the First Time without any Camouflage

Just in the morning we were discussing about the Tata Nano diesel is on the test of sound and vibration level inside cabin, which now seems to be churning the time wheel very fruitfully to make most of the things lean out before time, as of Tata is famous for, and hence we are now bestowed with its first ever spy pictures ever that too without any camouflage.

The spy shots are seemed to be taken in the South Mumbai, and ad campaign type of atmosphere tends lugging around the Nano facelift.

The changes are made in cool recognizable form, chrome strips running from one headlight to another whilst of the similar chrome reaction on rear as well, revised rear bumpers, additional vents on rear too.

2013 Tata Nano Facelift

Interiors were not given a sneak peek, but our expectations go for refreshed upholstery, revised instrument cluster and a bit tad-tad here and there.

2013 Tata Nano Facelift

Major of all, the Nano is slated to do it with 800 cc diesel jag, engulfed with a Garrett Turbocharger churning out impressive figures of 40 PS peak power @ 4000 RPM and 94Nm of torque @ 2500 RPM, making the lavishing midlife blues to happen with most of the sales numbers, which it wasn’t able to get it in the first edition, in spite of heavy media hype on a worldwide platform.

2013 Tata Nano Facelift

Launch as said in the morning, is not going to happen anytime before the 2014, as reported by one of the Tata Motors officials.

 

Tata Nano Diesel not going to Launch before 2014

As we all know that Tata Nano diesel is doing rounds in the outskirts of our cities but the official launch is not slated to happen very soon. Just recently we got our hands on the very interesting piece of news which talks a bit confirming placement on the bespoken model plate.

Very exclusively, we have been invited to the Xtreme Drive of Safari Storme in Mumbai, where the Tata officials were cracking down some codes of secrecy on their upcoming newbies, bestowing that diesel version of the world’s cheapest car is on the ‘sound and vibration test’ inside cabin.

The pictures that we had witnessed recently were of the same derivations, also checking return on fuel figures precisely.

Tata Nano Diesel

Hence, it is learnt, launch not slated nearby, comprising the testing results, it may take this complete full year and a quarter of the next one too, maybe to work out the sprouting tweaks from Union budget, making time to reach this same period of next year, ‘May 2014’ can be termed if stated properly.

Tata is famous for entering the market before anyone else could, so that 800 cc tweaked oil burner of Ace will might prove boon for its makers, where the segment is vying for too long to get these sort of assortments in their kitty, which Maruti is still not confirmed on the part, and busy searching applications for same, rather than embedding its Santro, Alto with the same power mill, that may land here by end of 2014 or so.

Till then ‘wait and watch’ game is suitable for gambling the Nano-tic 800 cc temperament.

Volkswagen formulating 10-speed double clutch gear case and 134bhp/litre diesel

German automobile maker, Volkswagen Group, is fabricating a super well-organized ten-speed DSG gear case and a potent modular diesel motor that originates 134bhp per litre.

This declaration has been made by Volkswagen Group head Dr. Martin Winterkorn at the global Vienna Motor conference.

Volkswagen Group’s aim is to bring down the European innovative vehicle fleet’s carbon dioxide emission level to 95 gram of carbon dioxide/km by the next 7 years (2020).

Dr. Martin stressed that over the medium as well as long term diverse drive system technologies would subsist side by side. These would vary from extremely resourceful interior combustion engines plus natural gas structures to hybrids as well as electric cars.

Dr. Martin stressed that subsisting internal combustion engines still present huge potential and said, “Since 2000, we have lessened the fuel intake of the TDI as well as TSI engines by over 30%. I’m confident that by the next 7 years, we can attain further augmentations in competence of about 15%.”

Volkswagen formulating 10-speed double clutch gear case and 134bhplitre diesel

Components making this promising, Dr. Martin added, would comprise augmentation of the combustion procedure, quick lightweight devise, pioneering operating plans and optimization of friction standards and thermal supervision.

The company also witnesses huge potential for natural gas drive methods, “The gas engine is eco-friendly, inexpensive and appropriate for daily use. The know-how is completely explicated and the cars are already for sale.”

The top notch illustration is the pioneering eco-up! – at 79g of carbon dioxide/km the globe’s most affordable natural gas vehicle. The company will be introducing natural gas know-how together with the Golf TGI Blue Motion as well as the Audi A3 g-tron in a systematic or consistent manner.

Winterkorn added, “We have to turn the community even extra cognizant of the advantages of natural gas engines. Everyone requires to play their part in this: car manufacturers, political leaders and the fuel business.”

The assortment of drive method techs is going up: the group-wide Volkswagen modular constituent arrangement and its supple architecture allow every type of drive structure to be incorporated speedily into the novel models.

The company also presented at the conference innovative technologies, which are detecting their way into the modular diesel component structure’s future engine generation.

Volkswagen Launches 1.2L New Polo GT TSI in India at Rs. 7.99 lakh

Volkswagen, as we all know is one of the leading brands in world, and to be precise the term parent company is the perfected terminology to suit this automotive giant.

Lest of all, the biggest piece of news for this German oriented brand in India is that, it now had rolled out new 1.2L Polo GT TSI at Rs. 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which one can say, is a cosmetic and technical makeover to the existing hatchback Polo.  The new avatar is made available in petrol variant itself, but yielding benefits of both fuels petrol as well as diesel, inclusive of a 7 speed DSG gearbox.

Taking technicalities, Polo GT is engulfed in the bay with 1.2L 4 cylinder TSI delivering maximum output 77 KW @ 5000 RPM and a maximum 175 Nm of torque @ 1500-4100 RPM.

Volkswagen Launches 1.2L New Polo GT TSI in India

When compared both the generations, differences are chalked out as, “Estrada” 185/60 R15 alloy wheels, halogen headlamps with black inputs and “GT” chrome front grille, to name bits of refurbished exteriors, whilst of exclusive niche interiors comprising leather, aluminum and chrome extensively used inside.

Digging a breathtaking space inside, it reveals us with more of them, namely:

  • Superior ‘Milan’ Titanschwarz fabric upholstery
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped gearshift knob and handbrake lever handle
  • Chrome interior trims
  • Aluminum pedal cluster
  • 3 grab handles above doors, folding with coat hooks
  • Sunglass holder inside glove box
  • Front centre console including 12V outlet
  • Luggage compartment cover/parcel tray

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Arvind Saxena, MD of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said ”In the current market scenario, fuel efficiency has become vital for every customer looking at purchasing a new car. Under these circumstances we strongly feel the need to provide our customer with a choice to opt for an efficient petrol car. The Polo GT TSI is the perfect answer with Maximum Power and Minimum Consumption.

Lastly, Volkswagen in India tends to fall in the category of a little-bit up market fragment that trusts only German engineering though whatever it may cost them on pocket, we basically mean those exclusive niche buyers of BMW and Benz, so the automaker does not want to collapse tilting side on the audience hence comfort features namely lane change indicator – triple flash, instrument cluster with tachometer, speedometer, odometer, and trip odometer, remote control central locking, tilt and telescopic adjustment for steering rim, etc are given a shot in this flip.

Dual airbags and ESP are also not overlooked when the discussion heads towards safety. The complete GT package is debuted in Candy White, Deep Black and Flash Red paint job. Lest we hope for good sales figure, after all it is the next launch to the recently unveiled avatar of Polo in SR (Sports Racer).

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Maruti Suzuki Swift Sport spied testing in Mumbai

As per reports, the Maruti Suzuki Swift Sport has been spied being driven near the world famous Siddhivinayak temple in Prabhadevi, in the city of Mumbai.

Mr. Bharat Prajapati, an associate of the CarTrade group, spied the while dazzling Swift Sport, which boasted athletic alloy wheels and back spoiler.

Looking at Swift Sport, it was clear that the Indian edition would boast 5 doors, in place of three doors on the intercontinental version.

With a superior engine, the Swift Sport would also bag a superior body kit that was quite apparent. The influential hatchback would be catered by a 1.6 litre diesel engine that could fabricate 134 bhp of peak power.

For security points, it will carry airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) as well as the highly praised Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

Maruti Suzuki Swift Sport

In totality, the innovative Swift Sport will be a lot more eye-catching as compared to the existing edition, turning it an even improved proposal for performance buffs. It is likely that the new vehicle will first be rolled out in the Malaysian market and in other global regions, before being disclosed in the Indian market.

But, no authorized info has been obtained from the well known auto maker on Swift Sport’s launch in the nation.

For the idea of rivalry in this ‘semi-hot’ hatchback section, the new vehicle will oppose the Skoda Fabia 1.6 and the Volkswagen Polo 1.2 GT close on its heels.

In terms of valuation, the innovative Maruti Suzuki Sport should be priced between Rs. 7 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh.  The

As per reports, the Maruti Suzuki Swift has created a niche for itself and always been a grand driver’s vehicle.

As per reports, the country’s biggest auto maker, Maruti Suzuki, on April 25 touched its 52-week high on the stock markets after it registered a better-than anticipated net profit.

The company recorded a net profit of Rs 1150 crore, an increase of 76.9 per cent as compared to the profit posted during the fourth quarterly period of financial year 2012-2013.

Markets forecasters had approximated a net profit of around Rs 703 crore.

Shares of the company remained up by 5 per cent on April 26 to hit Rs 1655 after it reported its income for the fourth quarterly period.

“The augmentation in net profit in the fourth quarterly period was owing to higher sales of novel models like Ertiga, DZire and Swift, cost decrease and localization attempts and the advantage of a favorable exchange rate,” the company said in a declaration.

Net sales for the fourth quarterly period augmented to Rs 13,056 crore, up 13.62% as compared to Rs 11,490 crore during the corresponding period last fiscal.