Datsun GO Plus Launched At Rs 3.79 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi

Price was the only point where Datsun was in the league to prove a point in the market. Reportedly, it launched the GO Plus MPV in India for a price of Rs 3.79 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.

Posed as a wholly new product if perceived from the angle of makers, as its rear is worked very nicely and doesn’t look slapped over the hatchback GO, despite the same platform being used. Don’t be amazed by its seven-passenger capacity. The third row seats are meant only for children of small ages, which gets better when folded down or removed to store tonnes of cargo. Even the second row is foldable to store as much as possible. Partially, its attitude felt to be of an estate car, whereas the design is chosen of a MPV. In fact, the whole product can be said of a new genre drawn keeping in mind the Indian audience and their characteristics.

Datsun GO Plus Launched At Rs 3.79 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi

Referring to the engine details, the power is sent by 1198cc, inline 3-cylinder, DOHC petrol engine which produces 68PS @ 5000rpm and peak torque of 104Nm @ 4000rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox takes care of the rest. The short turning radius makes it maneuverable in the cornering roads of our cities. However, suspension setting is stiffened than that of GO to hold back the additional weight.

On the name of safety, nothing is provided to GO Plus except the seat belts, which too are manually adjustable. Thankfully, the braking isn’t compromised either. Ventilated discs on front and drum at rear make it to bite right when needed the most.

Datsun launched four trims of GO Plus: D, D1, A and T. As per to us, the top-end is a perfect buy for those looking towards buying it: as equipped with power-steering and all-power windows.

Mentioned below is the price list of Datsun GO Plus, where don’t get amazed by the numbers as they are accrued to such a low extent due to the length of car that falls under 4-metres. Such temptation graced it to be saved from the higher of slab of taxation for cars measuring more than the aforesaid length.

Datsun GO+ D – Rs 3.79 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi

Datsun GO+ D1 – Rs 3.82 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi

Datsun GO+ A – Rs 4.15 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi

Datsun GO+ T – Rs 4.61 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi

Technical Details of Datsun GO Plus

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Volkswagen Cross Polo 1.2MPI Launched At Rs 6.94 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai

It isn’t a secret premium hatchbacks dominates major portion of the auto industry in India, followed by compact cars. Even other derivates based on that same platform have tried their luck, but failed to garner the fortunes, where to name a one as of now is the cross-hatchback.

Some out of the lot still trying hard to work out something in the segment, it’s the Volkswagen Cross Polo just launched with a new engine called 1.2-litre MPI. Power of 74bhp and 110Nm of max torque is delivered along with a strong fuel-efficiency of 16.47kmpl.

Volkswagen Cross Polo 1.2MPI Launched At Rs 6.94 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai

ABS and dual-front airbags are standard.

Other gimmicks on outside makes it more attractive with halogen headlamps infused with dual-beam lamps and black finish, 15-inch wheels, plastic bumpers of ‘Cross’ familiarized with silver accents. Complementing those details are silver roof rails and rear-view mirrors. Even the front grille with chrome accent too features that ‘Cross’ accent.

Drama inside the cabin continues. Flat-bottomed steering wheel with leather draped, automatic AC, Climatronic – all of them are nestled in the backdrop of ‘Cloud Titan Black’ upholstery.

The German automaker had priced it for Rs 6.94 lakhs ex-showroom Mumbai.

Bookings commences from today.

SsangYong Compact SUV Tivoli Showcased In Korea

It is worth seeing; Mahindra owned SsangYong showcased the much hyped compact SUV ‘Tivoli’ in Korea.

Since, both the company shares a lot in common, as there are numerous examples to name, so it isn’t a hidden fact of it to be coming to India as well with rebadging of Mahindra.

Right now, a affirm report on this aspect is not delivered, by official or even by unofficial source.

Peeping to its cosmetic detail, it seems to have taken cues from the XIV Concept that too seen the derivates like XIV Air and XIV-Adventure.

SsangYong Compact SUV Tivoli Showcased In Korea

Aggressive and bold on outer, Tivoli has that appeal to entice onlookers. The top-end version of Tivoli (for Korea) is decently equipped. A 7-inch touchscreen, flat-bottomed steering wheel, auto headlamps, heated seats, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors, reverse parking camera and cruise control, fills the list leaving no space to demand further. Still, some doesn’t feel this isn’t as per their taste, company has lent full customization program for the buyers to customize as per themselves.

The engine bay is a core area of conflict where Indians don’t get to enjoy the car at its fullest due to orthodox laws and regulation backed by rising fuel-prices, which curb down engineers to develop a toned down version for this country. Likewise to what is said, the Tivoli will see the 1.6-litre diesel and petrol both in the Korea. The aforesaid petrol version in Europe will possess the option of six-speed manual as well as six-speed automatic. Expectedly in India, there could be the Mahindra’s newly developed 1.5-litre diesel engine, which it is specially developing to use in its in-house vehicles.

Hence, there isn’t a word on the pricing. It seems, carmaker will fix a suitable equation to fix every pocket of the household.

Do pen down your thoughts if you feel Tivoli will be the next household name in the compact SUV segment dethroning the Ford EcoSport. Will it literally break the ice, be frank with your expectations.

Honda Amaze VX (O) And Brio Variant Launched

Honda’s fresh lineup for the 2015 model plate includes new variants for Amaze and Brio.

The compact sedan Amaze which has garnered enough fanfare since its initial days is introduced in one more trim: VX (O). The top-end package under this hat now gets AVN treatment. None of them from petrol and diesel are disappointed either.

On the other side, that Brio hatchback now includes a VX trim for manual and automatic transmission both. Interior remains the major contributor for seeing this new variant in the lineup. Instead of dual-tone themed cabin it is refreshed with all-black interiors and AVN package as a topping on the cake.

Honda Amaze VX (O) And Brio Variant Launched

For the 2015 make, both the models get a slightly changed speedometer, and folding wing mirror.

In fact, for the SX and higher variant of Amaze carmaker has added wing mirror and rear defogger.

To shed information about the AVN package, it includes a 15.7-cm touchscreen loaded with maps and voice-assisted navigation interface. Bluetooth music streaming and telephony, DVD/CD, iPod, USB, aux, connectivity and MP3 playback are also featured in it. Must not forget, the carmaker has even taken care of the AM/FM radio.

Even the company has announced of officially coming out with the CNG powered version of the Amaze.

Prices of Brio VX and Amaze VX (O):

Honda Brio VX Petrol Manual: Rs 5.99 lakh ex-showroom Delhi

Honda Brio VX Petrol Automatic: Rs 6.78 lakh ex-showroom Delhi

Honda Amaze VX (O) Petrol Manual: Rs. 7.32 lakh ex-showroom Delhi

Honda Amaze VX (O) Diesel Manual: Rs 8.20 lakh ex-showroom Delhi

Kamal Basu Is The New Head Of Marketing At Volkswagen Passenger Cars

It seems VW is still in the need of a better driving force. In a league to do so, Volkswagen Passenger Cars – Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. (VWGSIPL) announces the appointment of Mr. Kamal Basu for the position of Marketing Head and PR.

Kamal Basu joined Skoda Auto India as the Head of Marketing in 2012, and was assigned to the lead management, product marketing, communication & media. In his work tenure there, he had also worked closely with tangents like dealer network teams, sales and after-sales. Alongside to his contribution (in automobile marketing), Mr. Basu possess a very strong background in advertising, as almost two decades spent working with top-of-the-line agencies like BBDO, Rediffusion Y&R, RK Swamy, and with Saatchi & Saatchi (as a CEO).

On the educational background, Mr. Basu has acquired a degree of marketing management from the none other than Jamnalal Bajaj (famously known as JB) Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, and is quite passionate about Indian movies/cinema, cricket, and travelling.

Kamal Basu Is The New Head Of Marketing At Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Sighting his experience over his appointment, Mr. Basu was excited for the contributions in Skoda, and is keen to take on the challenge in this new organization. Fresh thoughts and newer ideas are on his mind to surge ahead the Volkswagen India’s marketing effort.

Kamal Basu’s appointment to this new job is effective from January 1, 2015.

Mahindra Scorpio S4 Plus Launched

2014 would have remained a memorable year for Mahindra, as debuted the new-gen Scorpio. In an attempt to make some memories for the 2015 as well, it launched a new variant of the SUV to target a wider segment of audience.

Reportedly, S4+ variant has been rolled out inclusive of dual-front airbags, warning and panic brake indication, ABS with EBD and seatbelt-reminder. Follow-me-home headlamps are standard.

It is positioned above the S4 trim, so the automaker had removed that shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive from the S4, and has placed it on the S4+.

Likewise to S2 and S4 trims, S4+ is launched with steel rims and black side cladding unlikely to the body coloured cladding and alloys of higher variants.

Mahindra Scorpio S4 Plus Launched

Toyota Fortuner 4×2 With 2.5L Engine Launched At Rs.24.44 Lakh

Shortening the engine size is another catching trend of industry, and Toyota Fortuner bears a latest instance to it. Offering a 3.0-litre diesel unit under its hood since many years, now the Japanese carmaker launched a new variant of the SUV with a ‘2.5-litre diesel’ unit.

To put down the facts precisely, smaller machine of 2494cc 4-cylinder produces 144PS of max power at 3400rpm and 343Nm of peak torque between 1600-2800rpm, as against the 171PS at 3600rpm and 343Nm between 1400-3200rpm of the 3.0-litre manual diesel (where for the automatic it goes at 360Nm).

Hence, it isn’t the engine being trimmed off the displacement, even the mightiest weight is chopped off by 150kgs comparatively to top-end AT trim, means the power to weight ratio will be enhanced comparatively. So, the pulling power wouldn’t have been hampered drastically. Only the 4×2 option is available, with no 4×4 trims offered with this 2.5-litre machine. The drivetrain sends traction to rear wheels via a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. It is exclusive to two paint shades only: white and silver.

Toyota Fortuner 4x2 With 2

Looking down to the features sorted out of the list against the 3.0-litre version are HID headlamps and navigation with voice recognition. Alloy wheels, powered driver’s seat, cruise control, leather seats, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, steering-mounted controls, dual airbags, and more are standard.

The standard TRD Sportivo kit reducing the price difference between the bigger and smaller ones features dual tone front grille and bumper spoilers (front and rear both), side skirts, body stripes, rear spoiler and muffler cutter.

Terming it specifically, ‘Toyota Fortuner 2.5L TRD Sportivo 4×2’ in the manual trims comes tagged at Rs 24.44 lakh where in the automatic guise it is for Rs 25.44 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom Delhi).

Toyota launches Fortuner 2

With the addition of these two trims to the lineup, after including that latest 4×4 AT (automatic) trim as well, it goes to six variants.

Psst…the engine that now Fortuner is deployed with (2.5-litre) is actually borrowed from Innova but is tuned in a higher state for more horsepower.

Toyota Fortuner 4×4 Automatic Launched For Rs 24.17 Lakh

Since, the tenth anniversary of Innova made a mark with the Limited Edition, Toyota did seemed to make this day more worthy by launching the Fortuner 4×4 AT in India.

Earlier, the big-footed SUV of Toyota was available with the automatic transmission only in 4×2 trim, but now the power to front and rear axles will also be controlled with the ‘5-speed auto gearbox’ (a regular torque-converter unit).

Fortuner 4×4 AT is priced between Rs 24.17 lakh and Rs 26.49 lakh (ex-Showroom New Delhi).

Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Automatic Launched For Rs 24.17 Lakh

Power is supplied by the existing 3.0-litre diesel engine churning out 158bhp and 241Nm of torque.

Buyers can also go for the TRD Sportivo body kit for an aggressive appearance.

Now, the Fortuner in India is available in the trims of 4×4 AT, 4×2 AT, 4×4 MT and 4×2 MT. Since, with the launch that laid back loophole in the lineup appears completed.

Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Automatic Launched

Feel free to pen down your thoughts in the comments section below…

Audi A3 Convertible Launched In India For Rs 44.75 Lakh

Audi’s most desirable car for India, A3 Convertible, is launched for Rs 44.75 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.

The convertible compact sedan of Audi is bound to be brought as fully-imported (CBU) unit.

The car is a complete four-seater and in comparison to the hard top, soft-top version chops off two-rear door, means it is a three-door version.

The roof is made of cloth and it takes 18 seconds to uncover upto the speed of 50kmph.

Audi A3 Convertible Launched In India For Rs 44.75 Lakh

Hence, only the petrol version is launched which holds the 1.8-litre TFSI engine of 177bhp mated to 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch auto transmission.

Earlier, the car was displayed at Delhi Auto Expo 2014, and since it must have received the satisfying response from the audience, makers didn’t delay further to make it happen.

Jaguar XF 2.2L Diesel Executive Edition Launched In India For Rs 45.12 Lakh

Jaguar XF 2.2-litre diesel got an Executive Edition in India launched for Rs 45.12 lakh ex-showroom Mumbai (Pre-Octroi).

Conforming changes made, it comes added with an array of new features including Full Colour Touch Screen, Navigation system, 8-Speed automatic Transmission and Jaguar smart key with keyless start.

Under the bonnet there comes the 2.2-litre diesel engine churning out power of 140kW@3500rpm.

Inside the cabin, the sedan cosies up with ambience lighting, electronically operated ORVMs, and electronic power-seats at the front.

Jaguar XF 2.2L Diesel Executive Edition Launched In India For Rs 45.12 Lakh

Apparently, it isn’t made known how far the numbers will be stretched in stating the exclusivity of the XF Executive edition. Interested buyers can experience it in the Jaguar Land Rover dealership networks of 21 showrooms across 19 cities of India.