The introduction of Eleron SUV, a sports utility vehicle and Tia, a 2-seater by DC Design will fulfill the desire of shoppers of stylish and sleek vehicles. In a highly aspirational society like ours, it’s always not possible to fulfill our dreams. For example, nearly all of us go for brand new super cars though we might not be able to afford them. Capitalizing on this psyche DC Design has come up with a groundbreaking idea whereby an enthusiast can possess something that resembles a Ferrari, Lamborghini or a vehicle that will make them stand out in the crowd. DC Design is quite famous for designing vehicles and counts many biggies of Indian film industry amongst its clients. Now, it has built a vehicle from scratch.
At 2014 Auto Expo, DC Design introduced a stunning sports utility vehicle, the Eleron. The introduction was done by Kareena Kapoor, a Bollywood actress in the presence of huge crowd at DC pavilion. Speaking on the occasion, she said it gives me immense pleasure to be a part of such remarkable introduction. The company is clearly the most promising and prominent name in the Indian auto design industry. Both Tia and Eleron are spectacular looking vehicles and are sure to create a buzz amongst Indian aficionados. Eleron is basically an open Targa-topped sports utility vehicle designed and engineered around a space frame with roll cage. It is claimed to provide the top speed of 200km/h with hundred coming up in around 9 seconds.
Motivation for the DC Eleron comes from a Ford-sourced EcoBoost 2.0 liter powerplant, which is good for producing 265 horsepower and 360 newton meters of torque. Its body is constructed of carbon composite; however the vehicle still weighs 2500kg leaving one to wonder wherefrom the sports utility vehicle gained so much weight. The Eleron’s design is on-the-face and radical, while the suspension features strong air suspension at the back and double wishbone at front. It rides on 22-inch wheels and features a large diameter and ventilated and 4-pot drilled discs with Bosch Antilock Braking System with Electronic Stability Program.
The DC Eleron provides comfortable seating for four passengers, thanks to its comfy bucket seats and is available for the price of Rs. 35 Lakhs. The production will start sometime in 2016 and the design company will produce just 500 units.
At the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, Hyundai has displayed its new HND-9 Venace Coupe Concept. This concept had been unveiled earlier at the Seoul Motor Show. It is said that the HND-9 Venace shows the next generation design philosophy of Hyundai. This luxury Coupe Concept shows the future of Hyundai in the sports car segment, which will feature the company’s updated Fluidic sculpture and Design.
This new Hyundai vehicle gets aggressive taillights, 22-inch alloy wheels, butterfly doors as well as a hexagonal front grille. These are said to be some of the major highlights of this new concept vehicle. The Hyundai HND-9 Venace Coupe Concept measures 1890mm in width, 4696mm in length and 1340mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2860mm. The concept car is expected to be powered by a 3.3-litre gasoline engine that is capable of producing power up to 360bhp. The power of the engine gets transmitted to the rear wheels through the 8 speed auto transmission.
Following the tradition of displaying new and outrageous cars at the Expo, DC Design has introduced its latest Eleron. This car is an open top four-seater. The design of the car has been characterized by overlapping surface, curved edges and long lines. The big aggressive grille of the car in the front adds to the sporty look of the car. This Eleron SUV has 22 inch wheels with 285-section tyres. The braking of the car is handled by the ventilated disc brakes that work along with ESP and ABS. The cabin is said to be covered with a hood while there are four leather seats in total.
Eleron is expected to feature a 2.0-litre, 265bhp turbo petrol engine along with a price tag of Rs.35 lakhs. The Tia, on the other hand, is a two-seater sports car. According to DC Deign, the small footprint of the company is suitable for commuting in an urban environment. Tia is said to be powered by a 120bhp, 1.2-litre engine, which will be offered to the customers at a price of Rs.18 lakhs.
DC Design has said that they have invested over Rs.50 crores for the production of Tia and Eleron each. The company is expecting to sell 1,000 units of Tia and 500 units of Eleron by the year 2016. They have also pointed out about their investment of Rs.85 crores for the production of the new Avanti two-seater. From the third quarter of this year, the company is looking for a production capacity of 2,000 units.
Today at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo Isuzu unveiled its D-Max Space cab, which it called the first multi-utility pickup in India. Powered by a 2.5-liter diesel engine the Isuzu D-Max Space comes with a special carriage just 1.5-ft behind the driver’s cabin. It also has air-conditioning and power windows.
This truck will be manufactured at Hindustan Motors Chennai plant along with the MU-7 SUV. The car will soon be launched in India.
Right now, the pickup truck segment occupied almost 35 percent of the commercial vehicle market segment in India and Isuzu is surely hoping to cash in on it with the D-Max Space.