2015 Renault Duster Launched In India For Rs 8.30 Lakh

Duster, the bread and butter of Renault India, now received a minor push for 2015. It’s not the new Duster what we were waiting for; instead Renault launched the 2015 Duster in India with minute tweaks and additions of features certainly to keep the ball rolling down the sales floor with excitement. Cosmetically same on the outside, inside the front row passenger receives armrest, soft dashboard and new upholstery for the seat. Also the owners will be able to save more fuel, as it comes loaded with an Eco-Mode that claim better fuel-economy by 10%. Multi-function steering-wheel, cruise control, speed-sensitive door-lock, new steering column and instrument cluster, information display with gear-shift indicator and service-reminder are some other new features that the owners of FWD Duster owner will enjoy. In fact, some of them are carried from the expensive AWD Duster.

Under the hood, 2015 Duster is as same as the current model. A petrol engine of 1.6-litre worth 103bhp, and 1.5-litre K9k diesel in two states of tune – 85bhp and 110bhp – are still found doing their duty. The fuel-efficiency figures now improved by various notches: 19.64kpl from the powerful 110bhp diesel, and 19.87kpl from the lower-spec motor.

2015 Renault Duster Launched In India For Rs 8.30 Lakh

Priced at Rs 8.30 lakh ex-showroom Delhi, the company hasn’t intended about the launch of new Duster, but rather stated the launch of Lodgy MPV to happen soon, and a compact car by end of this year.

2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 CDI Launched At Rs 26.95 Lakh

Mercedes’ focus on the masses seems to have enhanced this year. Earlier the day, it launched B-Class facelift, now the reports arrived affirming company launched the 2015 A-Class in this country for a price of Rs 26.95 lakh. Tagged as A200CDI, the hatchback boasts same 2.2-litre diesel engine, but produce 134bhp and 300Nm of torque, which is quite more than the outgoing model. This new refinement makes it to stand clear in line with the GLA and CLA. Apart from the technical upgrades, some cosmetic improvements like sunroof and 16-inch alloy wheels are turned as standard features. In fact, the A180 Sport of petrol cadre holds that same 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine of 121bhp and 200Nm of torque.

Well, that’s all for now, Mercedes is working on a mid-life facelift of the A-Class which it may bring soon. Till then, stay tuned to us for more automotive updates.

2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 CDI Launched At Rs 26.95 Lakh

2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 CDI Launched

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Facelift Launched For Rs 27.95 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai

Benz’s mass commuter MPV that once stood with the tag of cheapest Mercedes-Benz one can buy in India, taken over by A-Class later on, is now launched with a facelift for a new inning. The big party of this car remains under its hood, with a 2.1-litre jagged-up diesel engine producing 134bhp as against the 107bhp in the older version. The petrol remains same as it used to be with 1.6-litre unit of 121bhp.

Reportedly, this is the same MPV made the first debut at Paris Motor show, is now launched in India for a starting price of Rs 27.95 lakh ex-showroom Mumbai.

Referring to the cosmetic changes made, MPV hosts new LED headlamps, front bumper and grille. Turning at the rear, fresh set of tail lamps bags major part of the attention, and some chrome on the lower bumpers makes to think of the twin-exhausts. Inside the cabin, premium factors get enhanced with regards to the steering-wheel covered in leather from the new C-Class, new 7-inch screen for the new COMAND system and brand new instrument cluster.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Facelift Launched For Rs 27.95 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai

Mentioned below are the prices of B-Class facelift ex-showroom Mumbai:

Mercedes-Benz B-Class B180 Sport (petrol): Rs 27.95 lakh

Mercedes-Benz B-Class B200 Cdi Sport (diesel): Rs 28.95 lakh

Skoda Zeal Edition Launched Across Entire Model Range

The idea of going zealous on tarmac can be thought only behind the steering wheel of hypercars or sports machines, but with its new claim Skoda is also found offering the zealous treatment! Reportedly, they are not going to be served from the engine bay if said precisely, instead several cosmetic changes made by the brand on its entire India lineup included only of cosmetics are the only answer to this latest revelation of carmaker.

Skoda Zeal Edition is applicable to Rapid, Superb, Octavia and Yeti. On a side, Yeti, Octavia and Superb are said to carry black interiors infused by black coloured Alcantara leather seats, black dashboard and door trims. Spanning across three variants of Rapid, Zeal package here includes leatherette and Alcantara seats, navigation device, rear view camera, rear Parktronics, observation mirror and textile mats for floor.

Skoda Zeal Edition Launched Across Entire Model Range

Though, no technical upgrades mentioned. This new edition is made available from March 9, 2015, and would be on the floor of showrooms for a limited period only.

Tata Zest Diesel Automatic Top-End Variant Launched For Rs 8.07 lakh

Diesel automatic, the ongoing buzz of car-town in India had just seen a new launch of the famous Zest. Tata Motor’s entry-level sedan which raised eyebrows for being the cheapest diesel automatic car in India is now rolled out in a new top-end variant for catering the wider array of audience. Priced at Rs 8.07 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), based on the XT diesel trim of Zest, the new diesel AMT called XTA is overpriced more than Rs 70,000 against the said standard diesel model (XT-priced at Rs 7.31 lakh).

For this huge price tag, buyers will now be able to enjoy features like Harman infotainment system, automatic climate control, adjustable driver’s seat, rear parking sensors, rear defogger, daytime-running lights and dual airbags.

For the petrol heads, there aren’t amendments reported in the engine bay.

Tata Zest Diesel Automatic Top-End Variant Launched For Rs 8.07 lakh

And this addition of the trim is still unofficial, but was reported on the base of dealers started accepting the booking and even allotting waiting period of 2-3 weeks, which meant the launch is merely few days away.

Tata Zest Diesel Automatic Top-End Variant

Mumbai Celebrated International Women’s Day With First Ever ‘Women’s Rally To The Valley’

Empowered to drive, shall be well shown off when its women’s day. And a special rally organised for women would just roar that thought into the deaf ears of orthodox thinkers. JK Tyre & Industries Limited in association with Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) and Aamby Valley City organized a women’s rally on the occasion of Women’s Day that happened to fall on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The event named as ‘Women’s Rally to the Valley’ saw a turnout of 250 cars occupied by 1000 women. The rally got flagged off by 8 in the morning from Hotel Sahara Star (near Domestic Airport) and continued to dot the city lines for showing off the women’s liberalisation, leading all the way up to Aamby Valley City for the final gathering. To say of more precise details about the event, a 77-year old Rajkumari S. Kasliwal turned out to be the first driver who got flagged off (by FIA President Mr. Jean Todt).

Commenting on behalf of WIAA, Mr. Nitin Dossa, Executive Chairman, said, WIAA’s core focus remained spreading awareness about road safety, but with rally it decided to further raise the alarm about the women’s safety in public transport, public places and roads. Number of attacks on women had immensely grown in recent times which had taken the organization to with this strong initiative for the Women’s Day this year.

Women's Day Celebration With First Ever 'Women's Rally To The Valley'

At the venue, Mr. Jean Todt, President, Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) – the World body for Motor Sports and Mobility, was present who came on a special invitation. Sharing the stage of special guest for the Mumbai’s first women’s car rally, there were also Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman, FMSCI and a well-known Industrialist as well as true Motor Sports enthusiast Mr. Gautam Singhania.

Other handfuls that made to the rally, where to name the famous, they turned out to be actresses like Tanvi Azmi, Mugdha Godse, Neerja Birla, Gurmeet Chowdhry, and rallyists like Renuka Kripalani, Deepa Damodaran, Navaz Bhathena Sandhu and Katy Bhathena.

Mumbai Celebrated International Women's Day With First Ever 'Women's Rally To The Valley'

A large crowd also gathered to cheer up the enthusiasm who participated in the rally. Hence, this was the first edition of such an event organized by WIAA. We happen to see more of them in the coming years due to such anticipation from the members of society.

2015 Renault Pulse Launched In India For Rs 5.03 Lakh

Renault’s focus on Duster has led the other models of its lineup to sulk with low sales. One such correct example is none other than the hatchback Pulse, which is actually the rebadged Nissan Micra, but isn’t doing well unlike its Japanese sibling. Now, to push the model a step forward, company launched the 2015 trim with minute nip and tucks that would let it to surge against the competitors, just doing a whole lot of difference with features and a much lesser investment. Penning down the add-ons carried out, there comes the automatic headlamps, steering-mounted controls, adjustment options for the driver seat, engine start-stop button, smart key, auto folding wing mirrors, 2-Din music system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, ABS, EBD dual airbags and crash sensors. Now the dashboard too goes under knife for the dual-tone skin run across by piano black finish on the central console.

Hence, this much is changed on the hatchback, while technicalities continue to do with the existing 1.2-litre petrol motor worth of 76PS and 104NM of torque. Alongside, the diesel trim that holds the Renault’s very own K9k diesel engine, which is used in the Duster too, for a max output of just 64PS. Both the cars come attached by a 5-speed manual transmission.

Renault offers lucrative after sales services, which means the 157 service centres across nation is more than enough to serve the purpose as compared to the cars the brand sells.

2015 Renault Pulse Launched In India For Rs 5.03 Lakh

2015 Maruti Swift Dzire Facelift Launched For Rs 5.07 Lakh

Desire to own a Dzire is bound to be notched, as Maruti launched the facelift version of this entry-level sedan for a starting price of Rs 5.07 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. To say for this pricing, 2015 Swift Dzire facelift gets the styling revamps on front grille with chrome, front bumper, grown air dam, reshaped fog lamps with L-shaped aluminum inserts on the sides, black inserts in headlamps for a smoked-out appearance, refreshed wing mirrors, and ultimately the alloy wheels for the refinement.

From inside, this most sold sedan of Maruti retains the dual-tone dashboard, whereas the higher trims gets smart key, push-start button, electronic folding operation for exterior mirrors, reverse parking sensors, electromagnetic boot opening and closing, 12V sockets on front as well as rear, and a better music system with six-speakers and Bluetooth connectivity to complete the package. At the last on its cosmetic appeal, four of the exterior paint shades are added being shared with the Ciaz: Pearl Arctic White, Prime Pacific Blue, Alp Blue, Magma Grey, Silky Silver, Sangria Red and Cave Black.

2015 Maruti Swift Dzire Facelift Launched For Rs 5.07 Lakh

The crown of this new is yet to be revealed, as this time the company had went extra mile to get the so called most ‘fuel-efficient’ tag, where with the mileage of 26.59 kmpl claimed as per ARAI, it has surpassed even the Ciaz that once stood on the top of most fuel-efficient car in India with the number of 26.21 kmpl. Now, with the petrol trim, the efficiency number too has been increased from 19.1 kmpl to 20.85 kmpl.

  • Mentioned below are the price tags as per ex-showroom Delhi:

Petrol

Maruti Swift Dzire LXi – Rs. 5.07 lakh

Maruti Swift Dzire LXi (O) – Rs. 5.20 lakh

Maruti Swift Dzire VXi – Rs. 5.85 lakh

Maruti Swift Dzire ZXi – Rs. 6.80 lakh

Diesel

Maruti Swift Dzire LDi – Rs. 5.99 lakh

Maruti Swift Dzire VDi – Rs. 6.85 lakh

Maruti Swift Dzire ZDi – Rs. 7.81 lakh

In comparison to the prices of old version, it seriously comes out as the Z trim is hiked by Rs 26,000. Meanwhile, the most preferred V trims see notched prices upto Rs 16,000. Hopefully, the carmaker sells almost more than 17,000 units a month of Dzire, where now an added jewel of the most fuel-efficient car in the diesel category will definitely spruce up the oomph in sales figure over the coming months.

Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive Edition Launched For Rs 15.22 Lakh

The Cheetah can only do it that fast, and no one else, could be the ideation of Mahindra behind bringing the XUV500 to market, where now it seems to be turning true as the numbers in which the vehicle is selling at. Reportedly, now to roar raucously in 2015, automaker launched the Xclusive edition of XUV based on the W8 trim of lineup. Hence, the W8 trim for the edition is not all-wheel drive; instead the front-wheel drive layout is given at the moment. Additionally, for the money asked, automaker also provided ‘electronic sunroof’ and ‘electrically adjustable driver’s seat’ as a major attraction. On the smaller side, buyers will also be relinquished from the edition by means of hydraulic attachment to bonnet, internet connection for infotainment, reverse camera and grey alloy wheels.

Hence, under the hood, there is no change in the engine displacement, as continued to do with the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel worth of 138bhp mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

As per to some reports, the SUV Xclusive edition is available two trims of, a one with the electric driver seat adjustment, another without it, which means the buyers will get sunroof in any condition. Mentioned below are the prices, a one wished to look, and work out the differences as against the standard XUV 500 W8 trims of the lineup.

Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive Edition Launched For Rs 15.22 Lakh

  • XUV500 W8 FWD (Front-wheel drive): Rs 14.61 lakh
  • XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition (without powered driver’s seat): Rs 15.05 lakh
  • XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition (with powered driver’s seat): Rs 15.22 lakh
  • XUV500 W8 AWD (All-wheel drive): Rs 15.67 lakh

2015 Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna Facelift Launched In India For Rs 8.11 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai

2015 Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna facelift is launched in India for a price of Rs 8.11 ex-showroom Mumbai. The sedan competes against the likes of Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and more. The carmaker from Korea had blessed it with two petrol and diesel engine options spread across ten variants, with five of them in each. Hence, looking down to the value it delivers for the new model, the company had changed fog lamps, front bumper, front grille, headlamps, tail lamps, rear bumper and embedded exhaust for a suave appearance. However, the car is technically the same except for stiffer rear suspension which is designed specially to suit our road conditions.

Hyundai on the branding aspect had been claiming it as the ‘New 4S Fluidic Verna – The World Sedan’ where the fluidic is understood by its design. By the way, 4S stands for Style, Safety, Sophistication and Speed. And the concept ‘world sedan’ terms it to be built as per international standards, where they sell it throughout the globe without doing many changes.

2015 Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna Facelift Launched In India

Under the bonnet, 4S Fluidic Verna holds two engine options, bestowing to buyers with choices of Gamma 1.4-and 1.6-litre MPI VTVT in petrol, and U2 1.4-and 1.6-litre CRDi in diesel. Both of them derive the options of manual and automatic transmission. Mentioned below are the exact details of technical specifications.

Mentioned below are the prices of 2015 Hyundai Facelift in India ex-showroom Mumbai:

Petrol

  • 1.4L VTVT 5-Speed Manual Rs 8.11 lakh
  • 1.6L VTVT 5-Speed Manual S Rs 9.27 lakh
  • 1.6L VTVT 5-Speed Manual S (O) Rs 9.83 lakh
  • 1.6L VTVT 4-Speed Automatic S (O) Rs 10.60 lakh
  • 1.6L VTVT 5-Speed Manual SX Rs 10.64 lakh

Diesel

  • 1.4L CRDi 6-Speed Manual Rs 9.38 lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 6-Speed Manual S Rs 10.65 lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 6-Speed Manual S(O) Rs 11.10 lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 6-Speed Manual SX Rs 12.02 lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 4-Speed Automatic SX Rs 12.79 lakh

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