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  1. The Police Cars show offs from Police Departments around the World: Germany Italy Police Department: Lamborghini Gallardo - Max Speed 320km/hr Japan Police Department: Lancer Evo IX Nissan Skyline - Max speed 280km/hr Spain Hungary Police Department: Audi TT - Max Speed 280 km/hr France Police Department: Peugeot Sports GT - Max Speed 260 km/hr USA Police Department: Corvette - Do I need to tell you the speed? UK Netherlands Police Department: How can we forget our beloved latest 2008 BMW M3 Now for the ultimate Police Car of the world
  2. Yamaha has imported its MT07 and MT09 for testing purpose in india Source www.zauba.com
  3. Hi, I am about to collect my first bike, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 from the dealership. I don't know much about the functioning and running of the bike but intend to learn this by experience. Could you please share your thoughts on what are the aspects of the bike should I be looking at while picking up the bike. They say, you need to do a through check before taking the bike home. I would like to check these things and make sure everything is working fine before leaving the dealership. Thanks!
  4. Introduction Its been just over 2 months since I bought the Tata Aria. It was a tough decision since there were so many options in the market one will be spoilt for choice. I still did some research and narrowed down to six cars with Tata Aria, MS Ertiga, Toyota Innova, 2014 Mahindra Scorpio, Chevy Enjoy, Safari Storme. I expelled the Enjoy for its dated cabin and poor quality, next to go was the Storme just because it was so similar to the old safari, next in line to go was the Innova for its taxi image. I narrowed down to 3 options and then deducted the Scorpio because I already owned a 2012 Scorpio and this one was too similar. With the last 2 contender the Tata Aria seemed to be a better contender on parameter of space, practicality and goods on offer in the car. Exterior One would be amazed by looking at its gigantic proportions with a close to 5 meters of length its definitely long. From the front you see a resemblance to other Tata products with vertically slotted sharp headlamps and the smiling grill being the prominent features in the front. Move on to the side and you’re bound to notice the huge proportions of the vehicle. Although the side is pretty much plain you have some design cues such as blacked out B & C pillars and Aria decal running on the side of the car. On the rear it’s the same familiar Tata look with vertical pillar stacked tail lamps with clear lenses. I would like to mention that the panel gaps are prominent in this car although not as drastic and one will be finding these in the bonnet shut lines and the hatch shut lining in the rear, all the other places have almost no panel gaps. The car is quite high and moving in and out of the car is a bit of a task. Also the ORVM are awkwardly designed and are about a feet excess to the car's width. Interior Interior quality is decent but not upto the mark of say a Toyota Innova. One can find some panel gaps although have to mention that the fit and finish is decent and you get a faint resemblance of a range rover dashboard. You get a lot of kit with the car as seen in the pictures which include one touch power down on all windows, Leather upholstery, 3 Rows of AC with independent controls, etc. One thing that might be a sore eye are the ergonomics of the car. For example, there are almost no cubby holes in the car, the twin glove boxes are so shallow that they cant even house the cars own user manual, front passenger footwell is intruded by the 4X4 transfer box, cup holders on the center stack are practically useless as you end up spilling coffee on your gear knob. One saving grace is the size of door pockets which are big enough to have a 2 litre bottle in them and even then have enough space for a harry potter book. Also the bolstering on these seats are not the most efficient and broad frame people will have a problem fitting in them. Middle row is very comfortable with good underthigh support and a reclining backrest and 4 AC vents to keep you cool. Last row is miserable with not enough space for even 5 footer although you have 2 AC vents and enough space for nic nacks. The rear hatch door houses a dedicated subwoofer housing with bracket and boot has an amplifier housing although it’s small, this housing can also be utilized to keep small but necessary things. AC vents are one thing that are in abundance and hence you get 10 AC vents. The armrest does not come in the base model and the one here is a custom made one. Performance and Ride Quality Tata tweaked the engine to make it more refine and up the power to 150 PS and so it’s a good cruiser. The power is there when you want if you keep it in 1500 – 3000 RPM range. Although in lower RPM it showcases a turbo lag. The NVH level of the car are decent considering it to be a single mass flywheel although higher models have a very good NVH level with a dual mass flywheel. The car gives a mileage of 13 in city with AC and 17 on highways with AC and these are good enough for a car in Mumbai. It cruises in peace at about 120Kmph but feels out of place and pushed hard at over 120Kmph. The ride is very leveled with only crater sized potholes filtering into the cabin. It feels at home on highways because car is about 2.5 tonnes it sticks to the tarmac on high speeds and does not wobble. Its sometimes strange to drive of these enormous proportions with this ease. Verdict Many said that I was taking a wrong step in going for a Tata but it was a heart over mind decision and I don’t regret it, although the after sales are very poor and unpremium and regular services take a lifetime to get done let alone the change of parts and Tata is synonymous with poor reliability, but in all due respect I shall say that I will wait and see it for myself how this Tata delivers. Let’s just hope for good, Fingers Crossed.
  5. I recently bought a new Tata Aria as I posted earlier and, it had a temporary registration when it came, now since the car has to get a registration the dealer which is called as Wasan Motors is demanding Rs.8000 as adjustment charges to the RTO. As my proof I have submitted- 1. Latest electricity bill 2. Latest property tax reciept 3. House Agreement 4. Posession Letter The reason he said for the same is that electricity bill as an address proof wont do the whole job so I need to give some adjustment charges. Please Advice that is it necessary to give such charges.
  6. I just got delivery of my Tata Aria Pure LX Pearl White and as you all know it doesn't come with a music system so I'm planning to install a Volkswagen RCD320 BT music system that I sourced from my Vento. The connectors on the rear look the same as universal connectors but I want to make sure that the system does run in the Aria. I would like you all to put some light on my query.
  7. I am looking for a MUV/SUV and have finally bought down my choice to Tata Aria in Pure LX guise and wanted to know if its a good buy or not or should I wait for any new launches. My budget is quite strict at under 10 lacs.
  8. Hello Autocar, I am reading Autocar magazine from a very long time and now very excited to be a member of Autocar Forum. I am from Kota, but lives in Jaipur. I drive a Hyundai Verna. As a member of Autocar Forum, I'll give my useful contribution to the forum, with the knowledge I have in the field of Automobile. Jain Yash
  9. Volvo has gone all out and is giving its whole model range an overhaul. They call it “the most extensive development of existing models” in the firm’s history. The S60 saloon, XC60 SUV and S80 saloon all get a new family look and improved equipment levels. These 3 models are on sale in India apart from the XC90 SUV. Volvo's updates aren't limited to just exterior changes, however. The S60 models benefit from new interior trim and adaptive cornering lights. The S80 saloon is available with a new luxury 'Executive' interior package that provides bespoke trim options. The XC60, Volvo's best-selling model, is now devoid of black trim and torque vectoring is standard fit. A key addition to the firm’s BMW 3-series-rivalling S60 and V60 models is the option of a lowered sports chassis for all variants. A new multimedia system has been introduced across the six revised models. Called Sensus Connected Touch, the system includes full internet access, internet radio, Google maps and search and internet music streaming. Internet access is obtained through 3G/4G from the driver’s mobile phone. The seven-inch touchscreen can also be used while wearing gloves. The TFT instrument panel from the latest V40 has been rolled out across the revised Volvo range. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters have also been added to automatic models, while a heated steering wheel can be specified on the S80, V70 and XC70. Additionally, a fast-clearing heated front windscreen has been added to Volvos that are equipped with a rain sensor. The overhauled Volvo range will go on sale worldwide soon.The V40 Cross Country will be the newest addition to the India lineup in the next few months. Volvo makes fabulous cars but they really havent taken off in India. I really hope these revamped models get the sales going and are marketed well. IMO it would be a good opportunity to expand dealerships & service outlets in the country as well on an aggressive note Do you think this will change the image of Volvo cars in India once the new models arrive?
  10. Hello everyone, I gives me immense pleasure to be a part of this discussion forum. I'd love to contribute in a major way and also learn something new that i myself don't know. About me, I'm Anand, I drive a Ford Ikon 1.6. Also own a Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi. I've been fascinated with bikes and cars since my childhood. My first bike was a Bajaj Discover, but I'm attached more to my Pulsar. I hope you all like my future posts. Happy posting friends. Thanks, VENKYS.
  11. The most awaited new Maruti Alto 800 has been finally launched at a price of Rs. 2.44 lakhs for the base model Ex Showroom Delhi. The first scoop pictures of the Alto 800 were first seen exclusively on the Autocar India forum. The base trim gets standard features like grey interiors, vinyl seats, dual trip-meter and tubeless tyres, while the LX trim gets all these as well as fabric seats, air-conditioning and a remote fuel-lid opener. The top-end Alto 800 LXi comes with body-coloured bumpers and door handles, chrome-trim on front grille, full wheel-caps, grey or brown interior shade, silver-trim on inside door handles and speedometer, metallic finish on the steering wheel, remote opening for the hatch and internally adjustable ORVMs. This is the only variant that comes with an optional driver airbag; the lower variants will not have power windows or steering either. Maruti will also offer the Alto 800 with a factory-fitted CNG kit. Maruti has spent Rs 470 crores on developing the new Alto 800. 200 engineers have worked for 4 years to develop the new car and it has been done entirely in India. Maruti says that over 10,000 cars have been booked even before the launch. Looks like Maruti has hit the bulls eye once again. The new Alto 800 will be sold alongside the Maruti 800 (BS III markets only) and the Alto K10 Maruti Alto 800 prices: Petrol- base Rs 2.44L, LX-Rs 2.76L, LXI-Rs 2.99L, CNG- Base Rs 3.19L, LX-Rs 3.37L, LXI-Rs 3.56L (Ex-Delhi) I feel the pricing is spot on. Maruti is not called small car king for no reason. What do you think of the pricing Here is the ACI review for the new Alto 800: http://forum.autocar...aruti-alto-800/
  12. Looking forward to buy a new car this month. Cruze was my choice or wait for New octavia 2013.
  13. This is the first ever spyshot of the Indica Vista facelift and with the spyshot, Some details of the car including the changes are seen that the final product is expected to be like The 2014 Vista will be a major refresh for Tata Motors in terms of the design direction the automaker will take in the coming years. From the unmistakable smiley face we're so used to on Tata cars, major refreshes from Tata Motors will henceforth feature much more sharper stylistic jobs with the smile giving way to an aggressive snout of sorts. The 2014 Indica Vista will derive inspiration from the Tata Manza Hybrid that was showcased at the 2012 Indian Auto Expo. While the spyshot doesn't offer too many clues when it comes to the new design of the 2014 Vista Facelift, Here's what the 2014 Vista Facelift is expected to feature, Redesigned front grille New front bumper New Headlamps with a more pronounced flaring Turn indicators move back to the conventional position above the front wheel arches (Currently, the Vista has turn indicators positioned on the A-Pillar) The Dashboard is carried over from the new (current) Indica Vista D90 Tail gate is a redesigned item with a prominent dimple On the 2014 Indica Vista, the number plate will sits in the dimple, a-la-Figo's hatch lid New tail lamps Source: Team BHP
  14. The Skoda Rapid with the new logo and lettering was caught testing in Pune. Globally, nearly the entire lineup of Skoda models (except for the Yeti) bears the new logo as well as the brand lettering, with the Citigo small car being the first vehicle. Now, with the spotting of the India-spec Rapid with the new logo, it is likely that Skoda India’s current range of models will soon wear the new branding. However, as is the case globally, it is unlikely for the Yeti and the pre-facelift Superb (sold here in India) to come with the new logo. Here are the pics Source: Oncars.in
  15. Straight from the horses mouth, Hyundai Motor India CEO & MD Bo Shin Seo has said that HMI will 'soon' launch a slew of products for the Indian market, including a compact SUV, an MPV as well as a compact car positioned between its i10and i20 models. He also said that the launches will be supported by a new diesel focus on the back of HMI's recentinvestments in diesel engine capacity. Speaking to TOI, Seo said the carmaker's Korean parent Hyundai Motor Company has a "very strong line up" and "HMI will launch a small SUV soon. The SUV will come earlier, followed by an MPV", he added. The compact SUV segment has seen a buzz with the Renault Duster becoming a runaway hit. HMI's arch rival Maruti has already launched an MPV in the Ertiga and its top brass have been quoted talking about more products in the compact SUV/crossover category. Other players like GM are planning products like the Chevy Enjoy in the same segment. Source: Times of India Read full article here: http://timesofindia....ow/19266223.cms
  16. India's most loved scooter maker lovingly called Hamara Bajaj who made legends like the Chetak and Priya is all set bring an all new scooter into the Indian market. This news is really exciting. Going back to these roots was inevitable at some point. Rajiv Bajaj is said to have stated that the company may explore and ride down this route again, as and when it decides the time is ripe. That’s happened now, for we can share confirmed news that Bajaj are burning the midnight-oil developing an all-new, exciting automatic scooter for India. It’s still early, with little information out in the open, but do expect contemporary, modern styling with universal appeal on the next Bajaj scooter, as well as an upmarket demeanor that will finally bring enthusiasts their scooter option that has barely ever existed here. In trademark Bajaj style, this upcoming scooter will stand out from the crowd, providing more than the current crop of Indian scooters, with healthy specifications including telescopic fork front suspension, as also an ample feature list. Bajaj’s upcoming scooter will be powered by a four-stroke engine, offering the conveniences of electric start and automatic transmission, its single-cylinder displacing somewhere in the region of 125-150cc. More here: http://www.autocarindia.com/News/328419,scoop-new-bajaj-scooter-coming.aspx
  17. Maruti is planning to go into overdrive in the next two years with a series of new launches planned including the SX4 Crossover The other SX4 model (codenamed YL1) will be a new upgraded saloon that is likely to be launched in the latter part of 2013 or early 2014 with a variety of new features. The SX4 model, originally planned for Europe, is designed by Giugiaro’s ItalDesign studio and is in production since 2006 with the SX4 shared by Fiat and Suzuki; the Fiat-badged model is known as Fiat Sedici. For developing markets like India and China, the saloon version of the same name was developed with a crossover styling. Globally, Suzuki calls the SX4 a ‘sporty crossover’, and the carmaker showcased it at the Auto Expo 2012. Maruti is believed to be targeting a production capacity of 100,000 units per annum for both the new SX4 crossover and saloon models, say sources in the know. The SX4 in the hatchback version occupies a niche in a market of five-door mini-SUV crossovers in Europe and is available in petrol variants of 1.5 to 2.0-litre engines. In diesel trim, the SUV crossover is powered with Fiat’s 1.3 to 2.0-litre engines and is available as a 4WD. It is expected to be introduced in India with similar engine options to boost flagging sales of the SX4, as Maruti is keen to be seen both as a saloon as well as a small car player. Maruti is also is getting its new 800cc diesel engine ready in Japan; this motor will power its new small car that will be launched in end-2013 or early 2014. The new five-door model on the A-star platform (codenamed YL-7) is expected to be rolled out just before Diwali and will offer the same petrol and diesel variants as available in the current A-star, say sources. Also in the pipeline is an upgraded Swift in petrol and diesel variants and a Zen that is due to be out in 2013. Source: http://autocarpro.in/contents/technologyDetails.aspx?TechnologyID=141
  18. Honda has launched the fourth-generation CR-V in India.The new CR-V is based on an all-new platform and comes with a blend of both quirky yet modern details. The new car is slightly shorter than the one it replaces, but thanks to some clever interior packaging, it offers a wider and more spacious cabin with more storage spaces. two engine options are on offer – a 2.0-litre petrol and a 185bhp 2.4-litre petrol, mated to a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. The carmaker claims to have tweaked both engines for better fuel economy and performance. The smaller motor will be offered with a six-speed manual and a five-speed automatic. There are four variants on offer. The base 2.0L MT comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, six airbags, a multi-info display, dual zone A/C and an integrated audio system with CD/MP3/USB and iPod connectivity. The next variant, the 2.0L AT, comes with all the features but also gets a five-speed automatic gearbox with hill start assist and a foot-type parking brake. The 2.4L AT gets a more powerful 2.4-litre petrol motor that’s good for 185bhp. It comes with 4WD, sunroof, HID lamps with washer, a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and outer door handles with chrome trim. The top-end trim level is the 2.4L (AVN). It comes with all the features of the 2.4AT and also gets a 6.1-inch touch screen with Navigation, DVD/CD player with IPod, USB, Bluetooth and hands-free telephone connectivity. New Honda CR-V prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) 2.0 MT: Rs 19.95 lakh 2.0 AT: Rs 20.85 lakh 2.4 AT: Rs 22.40 lakh 2.4 AT AVN: Rs 23.85 lakh Read the Autocar India review here: http://www.autocarindia.com/Review/326779,2013-honda-cr-v-review-test-drive.aspx
  19. Tata Motors is working on a new premium small car that to rival premium hatch offerings from Maruti, Hyundai, Ford etc.. The new car which is likely to be built on the refurbished Indicaplatform codenamed 'X0' will be one of the company's biggest launches when it is unveiled in 2015. Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym, who played an important role in introducing cars such as the Spark and the Beat for General Motors in India, is aiming to deliver a modern, contemporary vehicle that appeal to the youth. One person close to the development said the company can introduce a new product quickly and cheaply by using the existing Indica platform. "A common man does not see the platform; he or she is attracted by the style, design and features. The new X0 intends to deliver just that with almost 75% change in body in white (body panels)," the person said, requesting anonymity as he is not authorised to talk to the me dia. The exact product specification in terms of design, cost and time, called final data judgement (FDJ) in industry parlance, is likely to be frozen on March 31. Vendors will then be asked to work on the project. The small car is expected to be powered by a 1.05-litre three-cylinder diesel engine and 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. To offer a wider price range, Tata Motors may include other higher capacity engine options as well. The new hatchback will be positioned in the 40,000-units-a-month hatchback market, which makes up 20% of the overall passenger vehicle segment. It will also see competition in the form of Hyundai's new small car (BA) and localised Skoda Fabia, among others. Source: http://economictimes...ow/18357920.cms
  20. Japanese carmaker Nissan has revealed its future game plan for the Indian market. The company announced plans to launch around 10 new offerings here by 2016. First up will be the Micra CVT which will come with the same petrol motor that powers the manual variant. The X-Tronic CVT gearbox will do duty instead of the five-speed manual transmission. The Micra CVT will compete with the likes of the Ritz automatic and Brio automatic. Next in line will be a version of the Sunny equipped with the X-Tronic CVT gearbox. Expect Nissan to price the Sunny CVT below the badge-engineered Scala CVT. When launched, it is likely to compete with the likes of clutchless versions of the Vento, Rapid, Verna and the City. The third offering from Nissan will be for the compact SUV segment. This will be Nissan’s spin on the Renault Duster. However, the new SUV (Codename: NH87) will be more than just a re-badged Duster and will have some significant sheet metal changes as well. As seen from the brand hierarchy, we can expect Nissan to price the NH87 below the Duster. It is expected to enter showrooms end of 2013. Nissan will bring the low-cost Datsun Brand to India in 2014. Autocar India was the first to break the news about Datsun’s comeback in the June 2011 issue. For India, two Datsun hatchbacks are planned, both of which will slot below the Nissan Micra. The first model will be a Rs 4 lakh hatchback (code: K2) based on the two-generations old K11 Nissan Micra. Believed to incredibly spacious for its size, the K2 will feature an all-new ‘top hat’ and will come with a 1.0-litre petrol engine. A cheaper Rs 3 lakh model (code: I2) is also being developed to compete with the Maruti Alto.
  21. Honda is looking to introduce a new top end variant of its Brio hatch. It is expected to hit the roads in April this year. This new variant will be known as VX. As a hatch, the Brio makes a strong case for itself as a decent overall package, but has a few glaring omissions in its features list. The new variant will address these issues and include additional equipment like a rear de-fogger and driver seat height adjustment. A rear wiper however, will not be seen, as the Brio’s glass hatch lacks the provision to accommodate it. Honda currently averages a modest 2,000 units for the Brio every month and the introduction of a new variant should only make things better for the manufacturer. Last I asked the Brio V MT was at 7.1 lakhs onroad in Mumbai.. I wonder what price hike the VX will come with?
  22. Here are a couple of leaked pictures of the new BMW X5. If these are authentic you can see what can be expected in terms of looks. The front-end styling borrows heavily from the current 3-series, including the narrowed headlamps and prominent kidney grille. The large air vents at each corner of the front bumper are lifted from the recently unveiled 4-series Concept Coupé, while the rear lights are the same units fitted to the current X3.The interior is not revealed, though is likely to go further upmarket and will be offered with a third-row seating option. Engines have yet to be confirmed but the lineup is likely to include a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel, which will compete against the new four-cylinder. The new X5 is expected to hit Indian shores in 2014
  23. Toyota has launched the Fortuner with a 5 Speed autobox as opposed to the 4 speed box it had earlier. This variant is available in 2WD only. Toyota claims this new box will provide better comfort and driveability. Bookings for this model start from 18th January 2013. Additionally, the limited edition TRD Sportivo Fortuner trim has now been incorporated as a regular trim level to its line-up.The TRD Sportivo trim comes with additional features such as front and rear bumper spoilers, a rear roof spoiler, and a TRD Sportivo emblem. The Fortuner TRD Sportivo trim is available in three dual tone colours - Super White and Grey, Silver and Grey and White Pearl Mica and Grey. An all-new Pearl White Mica colour is also available in all trim levels. The new introductions are priced at: 4x2 AT (with five-speed auto transmission) - Rs 22,33,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) 4x2 AT TRD Sportivo (with five-speed auto transmission) - Rs 22,93,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) 4x2 MT TRD Sportivo - Rs 21,96,668 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
  24. Yes thats right. There are 9 new launches coming up next week. The market is going to be swamped by a fleet of new cars across all segments New Maruti Alto 800 Honda Brio Auomatic Chevrolet Sail New Ford Figo Tata Safari Storme Mercedes ML250 SssangYong Rexton Chevy Spark facelift Tata Manza Club Class So whats your pick from the new lot and which do you think will make the biggest impact? Will any of these be a game changer? Lets hear it from you