) Moto Buzz cars: 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Maruti Swift will have awesome mileage 20+

Suzuki Swift Hatchback

Maruti celebrated the production of 10 lakh K-Series engines running on road. The K-Series engine will be used are the 1.2 Liter unit with dual VVT (variable valve timing) is a technology that will be soon used by petrol engines worldwide to improve both performance as well as fuel efficiency. Dual VVT technology making it to the 1.2 Liter engine of the new Swift Petrol, that is all set to be launched in August this year. The engine uses variable valve technology for both the intake as well as the exhaust valves, thus pushing the maximum power output by 10 Bhp, to 90 Bhp, even as fuel economy improves.

The swift 1.2 Liter, 90 Bhp engine would be good for a breathtaking 20 KMPL fuel average. If the new Swift manages an ARAI certified fuel economy figure of 20 KMPL, that would make the car the most fuel efficient B segment hatchback in the country, bettering the 18 KMPL+ figure that Toyota claims for the Etios Liva. the new Swifts will feature plastic fuel tanks that are 25-35% lighter than the conventional metal fuel tanks. This also is set to aid fuel economy as overall weight of the car decreases with a lighter fuel tank. Maruti estimates the fuel economy gain to be a whopping 15%  due to the new fuel tanks alone.

The 1.3 Multijet diesel engine gives 23.8 KMPL mileage figure which is outstanding and mind blowing. Also, there are rumours the Swift Petrol getting a 4 speed automatic transmission, which will compete with other automatic cars in the segment is the Hyundai i20.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mercedes planning to launch BMW X6 rival

Mercedes GLS
Mercedes-Benz is set to extend its line-up of dedicated SUVs with a new BMW X6-rivalling model called the GLS. Scheduled for launch in 2014, the new four-seat SUV has been conceived around the same new unibody platform that underpins the third-generation M-class.

Will be fitted with turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 and 4.6-litre V8 petrol, plus a 3.0-litre V6 diesel motors.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

FIA unveils the 2012 calendar

The FIA released the 2012 Formula 1 calendar on Friday confirming the longest ever season in the sport's history.
The schedule marks the return of the United States Grand Prix for the first time since 2007 in June and is the only addition to the year. It is clubbed with the only other race in North America, the Canadian Grand Prix.
The season will start with in Bahrain and will move to Melbourne in the following week, as one of the six back-to-back events of the year.
The Korean GP, its second installation, has been moved towards the first half of the season.
The Turkish Grand Prix is subject to confirmation and the Indian GP is scheduled for Oct. 28.
Here's the full list:
Date     Grand Prix
11/03 Bahrain
18/03 Australia
01/04 Malaysia
08/04 China
22/04 Korea
06/05 Turkey
20/05 Spain
27/05 Monaco
10/06 Canada
17/06 United States
01/07 Valencia
15/07 Britain
29/07 Germany
05/08 Hungary
02/09 Belgium
09/09 Italy
30/09 Singapore
14/10 Japan
28/10 India
11/11 Abu Dhabi
25/11 Brazil

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Indian F1 circuit logo unveiled and ticket details

Buddh Indian Grand Prix Circuit Logo
The official logo of the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) which will be hosting the inaugural Indian GP coming October has been unveiled. The circuit, named after its location in Gautam Budh Nagar in Greater Noida, is nearing completion at rapid rate and looks all set to be in shape for its designated FIA homologation date of June 30th. The stylised B logo representing ‘Bharat’ (India) proudly wears the colours of the Indian tricolour, simultaneously resembling the shape of a heart. The 5.14-km Herman Tilke-designed layout looks promising as the BIC will be the first Formula One circuit to conform to the latest set of FIA guidelines to promote closer racing by providing ample opportunities for overtaking.

Prices will range from INR 2,500 for the grassy lawns to INR 5,000 to other regular stands around the circuit. To watch the race from main grandstand however, you will need to shell out a pricey INR 25 thousand for a weekend worth of F1 action.
Also, the F1 circuit has a total capacity of 1,25,000 seats spread across the circuit with the grand stand alone big enough for 25,000 motorsport fans. All said, we’re still in the dark as to when exactly bookings for the tickets will open on BookMyShow.
India will host its first ever Formula 1 event in the month of October (28th to 30th) with Sunday’s race scheduled tentatively at 1500 GMT local time.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

2011 Indian Formula1 Grand Prix Ticket Prices may start at INR 5000

2011 Indian Formula Grand Prix Circuit
There is some buzz about the possible cost of the Indian Formula1 Grand Prix tickets from none other than Autocar India Editor, Mr Hormazd Sorabjee, who tweeted saying that the cost of the Indian Grand Prix Tickets, could range from INR 5,000 at the lowest to INR 30,000 for the Grand Stand Tickets. The F1 race will be held at the yet to be unveiled Buddha F1 Circuit, off Delhi.
Now, while these prices still are tentative ones, they don’t seem to be good value, especially considering the fact that Grand Stand tickets cost INR 30,000 which is a lot of money, especially for Motorsport event in a country like India, which is yet to warm up to motorsports in a big way, as say cricket.
Also the INR 5,000 cost for normal tickets also appears quite pricey which will make it out of reach of most young people, who cannot afford that kind of money except the richer, well heeled youngsters. What could tilt the scales slightly towards the positive is if the money can buy entry for all three days of the 2011 Indian Formula1 Grand Prix.
Even so, hotel room prices in and around Delhi, which could get exorbitant at the time of the Grand Prix will make the spectacle all the more expensive.  Comparing those prices to the 2011 Singapore F1 Grand Prix, the price of the Indian Grand Stand tickets seem to be higher by 20%. Coming to the case of the cheapest priced tickets which at INR 5,000 is cheaper than that of the Walkabout Tickets of the Singapore Grand Prix which costs SGD 178 or INR 6,300.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Koenigsegg Agera launched in India at Rs.12.5 crore

2011 Koenigseg Agera Super Car

Swedish supercar the Koenigsegg Agera is now officially on sale in India. The Veyron category hypercar, the Swedish Supercar into India is brought by the promoters of the Indigo Airlines, InterGlobe General Aviation, brought  and will retail at a whopping Rs. 12.5 crores.
The Agera is a worthy successor Koenigsegg’s previous supercar the CCX. It is powered by a 910bhp 4.7-litre V8 engine which can propel it from 0-100kph in just 3 seconds. The Agera promises Veyron like exclusivity and performance at a significantly lesser price. the Agera encloses a 5 liter twin-turbo engine that produces 910 Bhp of power and 1000 Nm of torque. It can hit a top speed of just under 400kph. Since there aren’t the roads in India to experience this kind of performance, the Agera with its on-board satellite navigation system, G force meter, power display, lap-timer and compasses can help you find and conquer a nearby race circuit.
2011 Koenigseg Agera Super Car

2011 Aprilia RSV4 Superbike bookings Now Open

Italian superbike maker Aprilia has begun accepting bookings for the RSV4 Factory according to an advertisement in a leading daily.  The Aprilia RSV4 Factory will be sold by Pune based Piaggio and has been priced at Rs. 20 lakh according to sources. Deliveries are expected to comment by the end of April. The RSV4 is powered by a 1,000cc four-cylinder engine which produces 180bhp.
Aprilia RSV4 Factory engine specifications

Engine capacity: 999.6 cc
Architecture: 65° V4
Power: 180 HP (132.4 kW) at 12,500 rpm
Crankcase: monobloc with integrated cylinder liners
Timing system: 4 valves per cylinder (Titanium and Nymonic) operated directly by a camshaft driven by a mixed chain/gear system (lateral timing chain, central gear train)
Fuel system: Magneti Marelli electronic injection with 2 injectors per cylinder and integrated independent Ride by Wire system for each bank. Three mappings selectable from handlebar.
Electronically controlled variable length intake ducts
Antivibration countershaft
Maximum rpm: 14,100 rpm
Compression ratio: 13:1
Transmission: 6-speed direct-control cassette gearbox
Clutch: multiplate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Exhaust system: 4 into 2 into 1 headers with oxygen sensor and single silencer with integrated catalytic converter

New Volkswagen Passat launched at 20.80 lakhs

2011 Volkswagen Passat Diesel 2.0 TDI Car

Volkwagen has launched the new 2011 Passat in India at a starting price of Rs. 20.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). At the moment Volkswagen has only launched the diesel Passat with a 2.0 TDI engine which produces 170bhp (same engine as of Audi A4 and Q5 use). A 1.8 TSI petrol engine Passat is expected to be launched in some time.

The entry level Passat is priced at Rs. 20.80 while the Comfortline costs Rs. 23.80 lakh and the top-end Highline Rs. 25.65 lakh (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). With the new Passat VW has also introduced BlueMotion technologies for the first time. The car features an auto start-stop system which automatically switches off the engine when stationary and restarts when accelerator is pressed. The new Passat also features Brake Energy Recuperation which recovers and recycles energy lost during braking, thus conserving fuel and reducing emissions. The car also gets low resistance tyres, low friction mechanicals, lower idling speeds and brake energy regeneration to conserve fuel as well as cut down on emissions.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ferrari FF wallpapers


Ferrari ff

Ferrari ff

Ferrari ff

Monday, March 21, 2011

Honda Reveals CBR250R

Honda CBR250R

Honda Motorcyle and Scooters India (HMSI) has finally revealed the upcoming CBR250R. The Honda CBR250R standard version is priced at Rs. 1.43 lakhs, whereas the Honda CBR250R ABS is priced at Rs. 1.68 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom).

Sunday, March 20, 2011

World's Fastest bicycle created by mclaren

McLaren bicycle

McLaren Applied Technologies with its team Specialized to create the world's fastest performance bicycle with carbon-fibre technology. In Formula 1, when it flew in the face of prevailing chassis technology to create grand prix racing’s first-ever carbon tub, the MP4/1, in 1981.

While Specialized’s top-of-the-range S-Works Venge already mated the best combination of stiffness, weight, and aerodynamics, their unprecedented collaboration with McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) enabled them to take the frame to an even more extreme level.
By optimizing the way the carbon was cut and applied, and by choosing the most suitable plies, MAT was able to improve efficiency by 10-15 per cent – more than anything previously seen in the cycling world.
The results are simply sensational: the slippery-looking Specialized + McLaren Venge is the fastest complete-performance bike in the world.
“The S-Specialized + McLaren Venge project is unique,” said Brad Paquin, the California firm’s composite design engineer. “We paid no attention to the typical limiting factors and focused solely on producing the most advanced bike possible – Formula 1-style!

Lamborghini to add new models, Gallardo replacement and Estoque on cards

Lamborghini Estoque

Lamborgini Murcielago has been replaced by the Aventador LP700-4. The new Lamborghini supercar was launched at Geneva this year & was a hit. All Lamborgini Aventadors have been sold for this year. Lamborghini might not just stop with the Aventador in fact, the Sant’ Agata factory might produce a whole new range of supercars with the ranging bull logo on them.

Robert Kubica crash update: Doctors say, He will walk on his feet in next 3 weeks


After the horrific crash at a rally event in Italy which left a question mark on, if Robert Kubica will ever be able to race again, the Polish Formula 1 driver has been recovering as his medical condition continues to improve. Kubica is currently under observation at Santa Corona hospital. Medical staff at the hospital have revealed that Kubica will be able to walk on his own feet in 3 weeks time.
However, this doesn’t mean that the F1 ace will be able to jump behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. He is still recuperating from multiple fractures which will take time to heal.
Last week or so, Kubica underwent a surgery for his elbow which was the fourth since he was admitted at the hospital. Doctors are still unsure as to when Kubica could return to racing and that it would be impossible to figure out a timeline for the driver’s return to action, according to Lotus Renault’s team doctor, Riccardo Ceccarelli.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hyundai Accent Facelifted


There is a minor facelift on the Hyundai Accent. Other specifications like the engine and interiors remain bog standard. So, no surprises there. Now, what we’re wondering about is why Hyundai still continues to sell the Accent with the ancient 1.5 Liter SOHC petrol engine.


Monday, March 14, 2011

March Car discount bonanza:

Car dealers are giving hefty discounts on cars to make the more and better sales in 2011
 Here are a list of car discounts that you can grab this March:
2011 Maruti Alto K10: Discount INR 30,000
         2011 Maruti A-Star: Discount INR 35,000

2011 Maruti WagonR: Discount INR 35,000
2011 Maruti Ritz: Cash Discount INR 21,000 plus INR 12,000 exchange discount
2011 Maruti Suzuki SX4 Petrol: Discount INR 40,000
2011 Mahindra Logan: Discount INR 21.000
2011 Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 and 1.6: Discount INR 30,000
2011 Tata Indica Vista: Discount INR 10,000 plus free insurance worth INR 17,000
2011 Tata Sumo Grande: Discount INR 10,000
2011 Volkswagen Jetta: Discount INR 60,000 plus free navigation system/cash discount of INR 15,000
2011 Honda Accord: Discount INR 75,000
2011 All New Honda City: Insurance at rupee 1
2011 Honda Civic: INR 20,000 Exchange Bonus
2011 Honda Jazz: INR 55,000
2011 Hyundai 110: Discount INR 20,000
2011 Hyundai i20: Discount INR 25,000
2011 Hyundai Verna Transform: INR 45,000

Bullet proof Tata Safari at INR. 60 lakh

Tata Safari

Tata Motors has introduced an armored variant of its Safari that can stand an assault by AK-47. The price for all this malarkey – 60 Lakhs. he ballistic grade Safari looks same compared to the the standard INR 8 lakh version that we are used to. The armoured Safari can even withstand  underbelly hand grenade explosion without causing any damage to the fuel tank as well. It also gets NIJ Level III/B6 protection, can even run on flat tyres for 50 kilometres at a speed of 50-60 km/hour. Despite its weight, the Safari tops out at 150 kph and some tweaked suspensions helps it stay on the grey bit.

BMW 6 Series Convertible to be unveiled on 25th march

2011 BMW 6 Series Convertible

BMW India has confirmed that it will launch the new 6 Series in India on the 25th of this month. The vehicle uses a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine producing 320hp and 450Nm.

2011 BMW 6 Series Convertible

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Latest sexy models of the Geneva Motor show 2011

Some Pictures of the Sexy models in the Geneva Motor Show 2011.
Pics of cars will be showcased in next post:-

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bentley’s Continental GT Coming this April

luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors will launch its new Continental GT model in India in April, Indian Express is reporting. The Continental GT will set you back by 2+ crore rupees. The Continental GT is a four seater all-wheel drive car that has a 6 litre petrol engine lurking beneath the bonnet. The revised GT produces 575PS and 700Nm of torque. A new six-speed Quickshift transmission helps it on its way and 100kph comes up in just 4.6 seconds. The car will accelerate till 197mph (318km/h).


Harley Davidson Models Starting 5 Lakhs Only

Harley Super Low Motorcycle India 2011
The two new bikes from the Harley’s stable named SuperLow 883 and Iron 883 are priced at Rs. 5,50,000 and Rs. 6,50,000 (ex-showroom), respectively. At this price levels, expect to see a lot more Harleys rumbling on Indian streets. Bookings for the bikes have already been started from 1st Jan 2011 and will be the first 2 models to roll out of Harley’s CKD assembly facility in Bawal. The two bikes, SuperLow 883 and Iron 883 will use Harley’s traditional V-twin engine displacing 883cc. The SuperLow883 is a motorcycle with balanced and responsive handling and has a low seat height. Whereas the Iron 883 provides responsive handling, smooth clutch effort and durable carbon reinforced drive belt. Covered in black from fender-to-fender, the black powder-coat 883cc Evolution powertrain is tuned for performance with a broad torque curve and delivers plenty of power for city and highway riding

Harley Davidson Iron 883 Bike

Harley Davidson Iron 883 India


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Honda Launches refreshed Accord

Honda has launched a upgraded version of its Accord saloon. The new Accord has more style, more comfort and more sophistication than ever before. A bold and aggressive look and striking interiors will make it the most commanding premium sedan on Indian roads.

The new Accord now features new exterior upgrades such as new front bumper grill with chrome accents, additional chrome garnish at the rear, the new bumper gives the large sedan a slightly sporty look. The V6 version gets new alloy wheel design as well.
On the interiors, the Accord now has upgraded the Accord’s equipment and the car now comes with cruise control, sunroof and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) as standard. More wood garnishing and an improved sound system with a more user-friendly interface as well as blue-tooth connectivity..
The Accord is available in two engine variants, the 2.4-liter four cylinder and a 3.5-litre V6 motor with cylinder de-activation system.

Maruti Suzuki Launches SX4 Diesel


Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the SX4 Diesel with the 1.3-liter diesel engine. The SX4 Diesel uses Fiat-sourced 90bhp, 1.3 Multi-jet diesel unit. The Super Turbo DDiS engine is mounted on the SX4, delivers 90PS of peak power at 4000rpm. It has been offered in three variants VDi; ZDi and ZDi (with leather upholstery). It has a claimed fuel economy of 21.5 kmpl (certified as per CMVR rules). SX4 Diesel is high on power and performance while being low on emissions. The suspension and brakes of the SX4 Diesel Super Turbo have been suitably modified to account for the heavier engine and the changed weight distribution of the car.

Monday, February 21, 2011

2012 Audi A6 India Coming In September 2011


Audi India is bringing in the next generation and the most advanced of A6's the 2012 Audi A6 Sedan. Audi is on a high in 2011 with Audi A8 already launched and Audi Q5 2.0 TDi and audi A7 to be launched.
The brand is giving good competition to car companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz and with important launches scheduled one after the other. Audi is all set to compete with Mercedes E-CLass and BMW 5 Series. Performance wise it is quicker and more fuel efficient than the previous A6. The 2012 Audi A6 will see an Indian launch in September, 2011 and along with it will first come with the 2.0 TDi engine generating about 177 Bhp of power and 360 Nm of torque. Later on, three more engine options that are more powerful will be added.

Audi A7 Sportsback Launching in India in May


Audi A7 is one of the most successful model of the German Luxury car manufacturer. Audi A7 has been Spotted testing numerous times in Pune over the past few months, Audi India will finally launch the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback in May, 2011. This car will compete cars like BMW GT and the Mercedes Benz CLS is expected to come with both a Diesel and a Petrol engine options.Audi A7 is a car built on sophisticated technology which ensures safety, comfort and effortless superiority.The vehicle will be positioned between the A6 and A8 in the Audi model portfolio. The Audi A7 Sportback would cost around INR 60-65 Lakh for the base variant with the prices more or less in the BMW 5 Series GT territory.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Audi Q5 2.0 TDi


Audi India is getting huge success in the Indian market. The recent success is the Audi A8 which got appreciable initial bookings. Q5 2.0 TDI diesel Staled for launch sometime in March, the Q5 2.0 TDI will be priced at around Rs 42 lakh, ex-showroom Mumbai. Will be Powered by a 1968cc, four-cylinder diesel engine as found on the A4, it produces 168 bhp@4200 rpm and about 35.3 kgm of peak torque, available between 1750 and 2500 rpm.

Bentley Sets New Ice Speed Record

Bentley Continental SS convertible

The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible with 621bhp was driven by Finnish WRC driver Juha Kankkunen on the frozen Baltic sea of the coast of Finland. The Bentley managed to achieve top velocity of 330kph, thereby setting a new speed record for a car on ice.
The record setting Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible was equipped with a roll-cage, aerodynamic modifications to add stability, Pirelli winter tyres and a rear parachute to help slow down.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ferrari FF Video winter testing video


Here’s another look at the new Ferrari FF in this video coming from the same snowy regions. The new FF encounters a sleddog team in an unusual meeting. Move over photographers clad in thermal wear using high tech cameras to track cars doing winter testing in Scandinavia.Watch the Ferrari FF caught on video undisguised, after the jump.

Friday, February 18, 2011

LandRover to Unveil Range Rover E Hybrid

2012 Range Rover E Plug-In Hybrid

Land Rover will launch an ultra low emission diesel-electric plug-in hybrid version of the Range Rover Sport at next month’s Geneva motor show.Dubbed Range_e, the prototype is powered by a 3.0-litre TDV6 engine and an unspecified electric motor and battery pack mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
The all-wheel-drive model is capable of travelling up to 32.1 kilometers on electric power alone, a major contribution to its low emission figure. It has a top speed of 120mph. The total combined driving range of the E Hybrid will be close to 690 miles or 1104 kms which is nothing short as it clearly highlights not just the electric motor but the outstanding efficiency at which the diesel engine will perform.

Barcelona Will Host Bahrain's F1 Test session

Barcelona's Catalunya circuit is ready to serve as a substitute venue for Formula 1's final test session of the season if Bahrain is unable to host because of anti-government unrest.
Circuit director Salvador Servia says the track would be available to hold the March 3-6 event after the Formula One Teams Association asked about a potential switch.The protests also cast doubt over the season-opening race on March 13 at the same circuit. FOTA general secretary Simone Perillo says teams were meeting at the circuit on Friday "to consider the situation."

Global recall of Honda City for faulty Parts..

New Honda City 2011

The Japanese carmaker Honda SIEL Cars India which has built a formidable reputation amongst premium cars buyers in India will be recalling 57,853 City cars in India due to a faulty engine part. It will include All New Honda City model that it manufactured and sold in India between November 2008 & December 2009. This recall is a measure that is in line with a global recall of Honda’s 693,497 units. The third generation Honda City requires a change of lost motion springs, which are compressed by rocker arms in normal engine use. These springs may bend or break overtime resulting in abnormal engine noise and potentially causing engine stalling and problems in re-starting. The Co. will send a written letter to the respected owners if their car needs to be recalled.

2011 Maruti Suzuki Swift will Launch In May!!


According to the Website CarWale.in, the 2011 Maruti Suzuki Swift will finally be launched in May, 2011. The 2011 Swift is expected to be roomier with the interiors getting a mild refresh along with the boot getting a little more capacious.The exteriors, apart from being larger than the current swift will feature a new front end with new headlamps and the front grille. The tail lamps too will see a new redesigned sporty look more rounded rear end. The new Swift's wheelbase will be longer than the earlier one and will look sportier at the rear.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mission Impossible IV To Use The Stunning BMW Efficient Dynamics Concept Car

BMW Vision Efficient dynamics

BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics electric concept car is on a roll in the next Tom Cruise blockbuster movie, Mission Impossible IV. The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics was recently caught hanging outside the set of ‘Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol.’ Sources say the car will be featured in some car-chase scenes along with the new 2012 BMW 6-Series Convertible
The car uses a 3 cylinder 1.5ltr turbo diesel motor and has twin electric motors producing 139hp, it’s a plug-in hybrid and has a limited top speed of 155 mph (250kph), more than enough to get you into trouble.

Image gallery: McLaren MP4-12C

Mclaren MP4

“With its Exotic Cars unique carbon frame as a base, and strong, but very powerful engine in his McLaren heart, 2011 McLaren MP4-12C offers a great value. No other carbon-based car to compete in this price-point, or McLaren MP4-12C and performance”
2011 McLaren MP4-12C will be offered with a choice of 17 exterior finishes, including “McLaren Orange”, which harks back to the company in 1960 and 1970 racing cars and the 14 interior trim. Available upgrades will be a performance sport exhaust system, carbon-ceramic brake discs, brake calipers, polished, and two light forged wheels options.

Porsche to unveil Panamera Hybrid

Porsche will unveil the new Panamera S Hybrid which will make its official debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
The sports sedan features the same hybrid system found in the Cayenne Hybrid and is powered by a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine mated to an electric motor. The engine produces 333bhp and the electric motor adds another 47bhp to take the total power output to a stonking 380bhp. The car uses an eight-speed tiptronic transmission and brake regeneration technology to further improve fuel economy which Porsche claims is a tad less than 13kpl.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Volkswagon Passat launch on March 29

Volkswagen India is all set to launch its next-gen Passat saloon on March 29, Autocar India is reporting.
The seventh generation Passat bases itself on the previous generation model. The length is nominally increased by 4mm, while the height and width are left untouched.
Styling changes include a fresh front grille and headlight treatment, and more chrome and new tail-lamps at the rear. The interiors according to reports is well built and quality has witnessed an appreciable upgrade. There is oodles of chrome and the comfort offered by the Passat, at the front or rear, has been retained.
Two engines will be offered – 2.0 TDI and 1.8 TSI – these engines are familiar to Indians as they feature on VW group sedans. the 2.0 TDI will now deliver a considerably healthier 170bhp, 32bhp more than the current engine. The saloon will be offered with manual and DSG gearboxes options. Expect the prices to be marginally higher than the current model.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chevrolet Beat LPG Launched

General Motors has launched the Beat LPG at 4.10-4.53 lakh rupees (ex-showroom Mumbai). The Beat LPG will feature the SMARTECH engine displacing 1.2-liters, developed for the Indian market. The car comes with 3 years and 100,000 km warranty,Rs.45,000 cashless maintenance package offered by Chevrolet. At 13.29 kmpl in LPG mode (Certified by ARAI), it stands first in its class for mileage. It also automatically shifts from LPG to petrol if you run out of fuel.

Cadillac Luxury Sedan India Launch In 2012

Inspired by the booming luxury car market in India, General Motors has announced that it will bring the premium Cadillac brand to the country in two years time i.e 2012. The Cadillac will occupy space amongst the Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and BMW crowd. To do just this, General Motors India is planning to position the Cadillacs between INR 60-70 Lakhs..Even American president Barack Obama’s official vehicle is an armoured Cadillac.

Karl Slym, the president of GM India, had commented on GM’s Cadillac plans for India and here are his words, “Our Chevrolet brand is doing extremely well as every 8 seconds somebody buys our cars. This is a good indicator and India is a growing market with the demand for luxury cars growing…we are looking at introducing our premium brand, Cadillac over the next couple of years. Cadillac is a luxury brand and people in India have a brand recall for the same. We have also done a study and have found that it will not be difficult for us to launch the iconic brand in the country”
Escalade SUV, CTS sports sedan and the new SRX crossover are the cars expected to be launched by cadillac.