) Moto Buzz cars: January 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mercedes-Benz premium small car. A-Class and B-Class

if you wish to survive in the auto business, you’ve got to have a small car in your portfolio. The German’s are slowly but surely realizing this fact. Up till now the German brands were concentrating on the luxury end of the spectrum only. Now though, Mercedes Benz is planning a small car for the masses, a premium hatchback infact.

Mercedes Benz A-Class
Is Mercedes Benz India considering the A-Class or the B-Class hatchbacks? Well, only time will tell. But for now, we think Audi and BMW might be forced to bring in their players too. BMW however, had totally refused to plans of a 1-Series for India. While, it is still not clear if Audi is considering the A3 for India. If Mercedes Benz continue with their aggressive strategy to capture the lower end of the market, BMW and Audi might have to rethink their future plans.
BMW did start of a race with the X1 SUV which has prompted Audi to create their own X1 killer. The Q3 is still under development and the company has gone a step further with rumors of an even smaller SUV in the form of the Q1.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chevrolet Beat LPG coming next week; Beat Diesel in June-July

GM India will launch the LPG version Chevrolet Beat. Set to be priced slightly higher than the petrol version of the Beat, the Beat LPG will deliver brilliant fuel economy and might just prove to be the best bet to battle the rising petrol prices as LPG still remains significantly cheaper than petrol. Beat Diesel’s engine is anticipated to be a sub one liter three cylinder CRDI unit. The Beat Diesel is expected to come with a INR 50,000 premium over the petrol version.

Ford Fiesta to be named as Ford Fiesta Classic

Ford will launch the next generation Fiesta (B299) in India this year. This means that the current Fiesta will either have to be faced out or renamed if Ford wants to call the 2011 Fiesta, the Fiesta. Hence the company will re-badge the current Fiesta as the Fiesta Classic. The new Fiesta will be base on Ford’s global kinetic design theme and is being extensively tested in Chennai, near the company’s manufacturing facility. The 2011 Fiesta will be powered by a more powerful 1.6 liter petrol motor producing 118bhp and 1.6 liter 90bhp diesel with 20.7kgm of torque. Ford will price the new Fiesta between Rs. 7-9 lakhs. the old Ford Fiesta will continue to sell alongside the new model, albeit in a rebranded avatar, and will now be called the Ford Fiesta Classic. Now, will Ford India chop off the Fiesta Classic’s prices and reposition the car as a VFM mid segment sedan alternative

Mahindra Genio pick-up Launched

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched its Xylo-based pick-up truck – the Genio.  Pitched as a next-generation pick-up, the 1.2 tonne pick-up aims to cater to the small and medium-scale businesses. Priced at Rs. 4.99 lakhs for the BS-III variant (ex-showroom Navi Mumbai). With the launch of the Genio, M&M is expecting to change the face of the pick-up industry in India.

The Genio single-cab pick-up will be the second product after Maxximo that will be rolled out of Mahindra’s new Chakan facility. The pickup has been developed from Mahindra’s Ingenio platform (U-platform) – the same platform which formed the basis of the Xylo MPV. It’s powered by a 75 hp 2500cc MDi CRDe engine which makes 22.4 kgm of torque and takes the Genio to a top-speed of 120 kph. The exteriors, especially the front-end elements, have undergone a facelift to make it look fresh and different.

Skoda launches Fabia Monte Carlo

Skoda has launched its latest special edition Fabia, the Monte Carlo.
Based on the Fabia SE and created to celebrate 100 years of the Monte Carlo Rally and 110 years of Skoda’s participation in motorsport, the special edition features piano-black body trim, black roof, door mirrors and radiator grille, smoked headlights and black 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels. The car will be available in seven colors: corrida red, brilliant silver, black magic, candy white, anthracite gray, sprint yellow, and cappuccino beige.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Maruti SX4 Kaunching In February

Maruti Suzuki will launch the SX4 diesel in by end of February, 2011. The diesel variant of the SX4 will be powered by the 1.3L Fiat Multijet engine with VGT, producing 90hp of power and 200Nm of torque. However compared to its rivals, the Fiat Linea and Tata Indigo Manza, the SX4 diesel will be lighter by atleast 70kgs offering better performance. Maruti Suzuki will price the SX4 diesel very aggressively at an introductory pricing of Rs. 6.99 lakh for the VDi variant, which is just Rs. 10,000/- more than the VXi variant.The SX4 is among the few vehicles in the Maruti portfolio that isn’t performing to its expectations. By providing a diesel engine, it hopes to do what Hyundai did with the revamped Verna, if not better.

Koenigsegg Agera Supercar India Launch

Sweden’s supercar maker Koenigsegg is entering India with the launch of its supercar Agera. The carmaker has partnered with InterGlobe Enterprises to launch the stunning Agera in India next month at a shocking price of around Rs. 10 crore. The Car is compititively priced with its competitor Bugatti Veyron which will cost around Rs. 12 Crore. 

Koenigsegg CCX is the predecessor of Agera. It is powered by a 910bhp 4.7-litre V8 engine capable of propelling the car from 0-100kph in 3.1 seconds and attaining top velocity of just under 400kph.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Jaguar XJL Supercharged In India

Jaguar XJ was introduced in the Indian market. Apart from the XJ, Jaguar XJL who is the former’s sibling is also available in other global markets and finally has been brought to India. Jaguar brand is under the tata motors and Jaguar holds a very important place in Tata Motors’ automobile empire.

The car will me made available in two variants, one being a 3.0 Litre supercharged while other being a 5.0 Litre supercharged one and the specifications of the latter are provided below.

Jaguar XJL Specifications In India

Engine position
Engine (displacement)
Engine type
Valves / Valves per cylinder
Cam type
Max power
Max torque
Bore x stroke
Power to weight ratio
Transmission Drivetrain
Acceleration 0-60 mph
Top speed
Turning circle (XJ / XJL)
Cruising range (cty / hwy)
EPA Classification
Cargo volume
Passenger volume
Front head room
Rear head room
Front leg room
Rear leg room (XJ / XJL)
Curb weight (XJ / XJL)
Gross weight (XJ / XJL)
Total width, w/o mirrors
Total height
Total length (XJ / XJL)
Wheelbase (XJ / XJL)
Front brakes type
Rear brakes type
Front suspension type
Rear suspension type
Front tire
Rear tire
Tire width
Drag coefficient
Fuel with highway drive
Fuel with mixed drive
Fuel with city drive
CO2 emision
Fuel tank capacity
: Large luxury sedan
: Front
: 5.0 L (305 cu in)
: Supercharged gas V8
: 32 / 4
: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
: 510 hp @ 6,000 – 6,500 rpm
: 625 Nm @ 2,500 – 5,500 rpm
: 3.64 x 3.66 in
: 9.5:1
: 8.4
: Premium unleaded gas, Direct Injection
: 6-speed shiftable Automatic Transmission : Rear wheel
: 4.7 seconds
: 250 km/h
: 40.4 ft  / 41.6 ft
: 325.5 / 455.7 miles
: Large car
: 4
: 5
: 15.2 cu ft
: 102 cu ft
: 39.5 in
: 37.2 in
: 42.0 in
: 38.9 in / 44.1 in
: 4,281 lbs / 4323 lbs
: 5,215 lbs / 5270 lbs
: 74.6 in
: 57.0 in
: 201.7 in / 206.6 in
: 119.4 in / 124.4 in
: Power Rack & Pinion
: Disc
: Disc
: Independent, double wishbone, coil springs
: Independent, Multi-link, air springs
: P245/40R20
: P275/35R20
: 9.65 in (245 mm)
: 0.29
: 21 mpg
: 17 mpg
: 15 mpg
: 289 g/km
: 82.14 liter

Jaguar XJL Price In India

  • Jaguar XJL 3.0 Litre Supercharged Price:- 77 Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi)
  • Jaguar XJL 5.0 Litre Supercharged Price:- 1.11 Crore (Ex-showroom Delhi)


Friday, January 21, 2011

Ferrari FF- Fantastic four Wheel Drive

Beautiful, Fast, Expensive that's always a Ferrari. The long-anticipated successor to the 612 Scaglietti is here that is ferrari FF. The first four wheel drive sports car by ferrari. It has four seats like its predecessor but elongates the roofline for a shooting brake/hatchback body-style that offers plenty of cabin space. The Ferrari FF’s styling has been compromised to accomodate for more passengers and luggage and the car’s look will attract a lot of criticism from die hard Ferrari fans. The Ferrari FF will make its public debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale by summer 2011. The four-wheel drive system of the FF has a rear bias but can transfer more power to the front wheels if slippage is detected.0-62 in 3.7 seconds (a third quicker than the 612) and a top speed of 208 mph (about nine mph faster than the 612). Credit that bit to the all-new, direct-injection, 6.3-liter V12 and its 651 horsepower and 504 lb-ft of torque. Despite the four-wheel drive system the FF is lighter than the 612 by 50kg and more fuel efficient too.

Toyota to offer Etios Liva instead of Etios

Toyota never estimated how successful the Etios would be in India and now are facing a serious capacity crunch for the car. The company has a huge order list for the Etios and cannot fulfill the orders immediately. It would take atleast 8 months to deliver all the cars to customers who booked their entry level sedan. Thus the company is planning a unique offer to the people in queue with an option to shift to the Etios Liva (the hatchback version of the Etios). The Etios Liva will be launched in March and Toyota is considering increase of the production of all the variants of the Etios to ensure timely delivery. The reason for Toyota considering to shift Etios customers to the hatchback on their approval is due to rising competition. The last thing Toyota wants is customers shifting to alternative brands by canceling their bookings.

BMW X1 M'ED Sports Package

The BMW X1 was recently launched in India and the world over and has been the latest model to drive down to get M’ed.
X1 M Sport --front bumper
As always, the visit to the M-Division has resulted into a total transformation of the original X1. As far as looks go, the X1 M Sport gets wider air intakes, bigger wheels , all-black interiors and a lot of ‘M’ badges. In conjunction to all this BMW also offer new Alpine White, Le Mans Blue, Sapphire Black, Space Grey, Vermillion Red and Mineral White exterior colors.

BMW X1 M --alloys
Well, you might think, all these sporty concoctions are fine and that its all-show-and-no-go. You’d be wrong because, the M Sport Package also includes suspension upgrades and a  six speed manual box to suit the racing overalls.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Civic with sunroof

Honda has launched the new Honda Civic with sunroof in presence of Chitrangada Singh. The Sunroof was found to be the most desirable feature in the Civic based on the customer’s feedback.Honda has also introduces a new colour of Honda Civic in India – Urban Titanium along with the existing colours.
The Civic sunroof range will be available at the following prices (Ex-showroom Delhi):
Civic with sunroof
  • 1.8V MT – Rs.13.53 lac
  • 1.8V AT – Rs.14.27 lac

Mitsubishi "Global Small" revealed

Mitsubishi has released a picture of its new ‘Global Small’ concept, which will appear at the upcoming Geneva motor show.
The showroom version will go into production in March 2012 at Mitsubishi’s ‘third new factory in Thailand.’ Expected to be sold in all major global markets, the new five-seater car will feature various new fuel saving technologies which will also help reduce emissions.
Source-autocar india

Monday, January 17, 2011

Maruti Kazashi Launching in february

The Maruti Kizashi, to be launched on February 2, 2011 across the country, is the costliest car from the company for Indian market.The Kizashi will be completely imported (CBU) from Suzuki’s facility in Japan and will rival the Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Laura, Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta. Maruti Suzuki might consider local assembly of the Kizashi depending on the sales of the car. Powered by a 2.4 liter petrol engine, the Kizashi will be available in both manual and automatic variants.

Audi R8 5.2 FSi Launched

Audi has announced the launch of the new Audi R8 5.2 FSI for India. Propelled by a powerful V10 quattro engine and built using the lightweight Audi Space Frame (ASF) design, the R8 V10 goes from 0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds, boasting of a top speed of 316 kmph. Every Audi R8 5.2 FSI is hand built and is priced at Rs. 1,32,49,000/- (ex-showroom Maharashtra). The Audi R8 5.2 FSI will be available with a manual six-speed transmission or R tronic which enables the driver to change gears in an instant via rocker switches on the steering wheel. The speciality of the this car audi r8 5.2 fsi is that it is handbuilt.

The car also features the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive technology. Then, there's the Launch Control function, which is available with both types of transmission. This ensures the car is stable and there is driving comfort even when it hurtles forward from standstill. The car is built of aluminium and the spaceframe weighs just 210 kg, with no compromise on safety and performance though.No wonder then, that this car has won the 2010 World Performance Car Of The Year award.

Skoda Launches Laura Classic

Skoda Auto India has launched a low version of its new Laura sedan in India. The new Skoda Laura variants named the Classic and priced at Rs 1228999 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The cheap version of Laura might bring more sales as per the company’s strategy. Since the Laura Classic is slated to be the base petrol, a lot of features are given a miss. Laura Classic buyers won’t get front fog lamps, rear parking sensors, lumbar support adjustment for driver and front passenger seats, a front center arm-rest, automatic climate control, rear-A/C vents, leather wrapped steering wheel, gear knob and brake lever, and storage compartment under the front passenger seat.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Detroit 2011: Top 25 car photos

Audi A6:

Audi new racing cars:

Bmw M3

Bmw 650i convertible

Bmw mini:

New Chevrolet Sonic:

Ford's new concept:

New Honda CiViC:

Hyundai New Veloster:

Hyundai new Concept:

Fiat 500:

Mercedes Sls Amg:

New Skoda Fabia Rally Version:

Nissan GTR

Toyota Prius-c concept:

Toyota prius V:

Volkswagon New Passat:

Cadillac Cts:


Ford Focus: