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  1. thanks suneshk & vikky1971 for your valuable replies.
  2. Dear All, I am planing to upgrade from wagonr (petrol mt) to Ford Aspire Petrol Mt or At. Taken a test drive of MT Aspire i like the car. It is mentioned in may reviews that petrol car is not impressive or lack the performance. Build quality is not of ford standard. I will check the At aspire as well since i drive the car every alternate day in traffic (approx 60 kms) Confuse after gone through the reviews. kindly help to select the car on below criteria 5 seater good boot space nice to drive fuel efficient easy on maintenance safety features
  3. There is an online petition doing the rounds started by a Delhi based harley Davidson street 750 owner, after he and some fellow HOGs suffered terrible crashes on account of the faulty brakes in the Street 750. The Company and its showrooms/dealers have been completely apathetic to the woes of the riders and have simply used this as yet another means to extort exorbitant sums of money to rectify the damage to the bikes, whereas what they should have done is to recall the bikes and rectify the faulty brakes. Some riders have had very narrow escapes, including members of my riding group but repeated requests to Capital Harley Davidson have fallen on deaf ears. some HOGS have now started a petition to HD India management onwww.change.org the URL for the petition is https://www.change.org/p/vikram-pahw...-faulty-brakes We approached some auto mags to carry this story on account of the potential life threat to the riders, but i guess HD india advertising rupees are far more precious for some. Since T-Bhp is neutral and impartial, we are now posting this here to raise awareness among the riders and hope that the HD management wakes up before its too late. God forbid should a rider have a fatal crash on account of the inherently defective bikes. HD claims to have rectified the problem in the 2016 street 750 but have flatly refused to recall earlier bikes to retrofit the improved brakes. If this is not callousness and dereliction, then i dont know what is. I am posting this on behalf of fellow HOGS. a lot of us dont ride street 750s but have decided to throw our weight behind fellow HOG brothers since the issue is much larger than just a particular bike model. (source:team-bhp)
  4. Diwali Wishes

    Dear All Autocar Friends, Wish you a happy and prosperous diwali
  5. Maruti Suzuki Baleno caught enroute Gurgaon

    The all-new Maruti Baleno premium hatchback will be launched in India on October 26, and will be exclusively retailed through Maruti Suzuki’s “premium” NEXA outlets, alongside the S-Cross crossover. Bookings for the new Baleno have commenced, with the token amount being INR 25,000. Styled using Suzuki’s new “Liquid Flow” design philosophy, the new Baleno is based on a new generation platform. In India, it will be positioned above the Swift, and primarily compete against the Hyundai Elite i20. The new Maruti Baleno will be available in four variants, and two engine options. Here are the variant specific details and features that the new Baleno will offer in India: Sigma: 2 airbags ABS with EBD Front power windows Central locking Tilt steering Dual horn Body colored bumpers A/C with heater Power steering Blackened ABC pillars HMSL (high mount stop lamp) and RCL (rear combination lamp) with LED Gear shift indicator Rear parcel tray Front seatbelts with pretensioner & force limiter [*]Delta: [*]Rear wiper with defogger [*]Auto HVAC (climatronic) [*]Electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators [*]Rear parking sensors [*]Steering mounted audio controls [*]HU with Bluetooth [*]60:40 split seat [*]Full wheel cover [*]Keyless entry [*]Power windows for all 4 doors [*]CVT gearbox [*]UV-cut glass [*]Telescopic steering [*]Leather wrapped gear knob and steering [*]LED DRLs [*]Auto IRVM [*]Auto headlights with follow-me-home function [*]Alloy wheels [*]Height adjustable driver seat [*]Keyless entry and go [*]Front fog lights [*]Projector headlights [*]Reverse parking camera [*]Co-driver vanity lamp [*]Touch screen audio with navigation and Apple Car Play [*]Zeta: [*]Alpha: Engine options on offer for India will be the familiar 1.2-liter VVT petrol engine from the Swift, good for 85 PS @ 6000 rpm and 115Nm of torque @ 4000 rpm, along with the 1.3-liter DDis diesel engine, which makes 75 PS @ 4000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque @ 2000 rpm. Both engines will be clubbed to 5-speed manual transmission, while the petrol engine will also be offered with a CVT gearbox (only on the Delta variant). the new Baleno measures 3,995mm long; 1,745mm wide; 1,470mm high, along with a wheelbase of 2,520mm. Ground clearance will be 180 mm, while the new Baleno will ride on 16″ wheels wrapped around 195/55/R16 tires for the Zetaand Alpha variants (source-motoroids)
  6. Maruti Suzuki Baleno caught enroute Gurgaon

    a NEXA dealership has all but confirmed that the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno is due for its imminent launch in the country. Bimal NEXA, a premium Maruti Suzuki dealership in Bengaluru has listed the hatchback on its website with the ‘coming soon’ tag. The accompanying short description reads: “The road will never be the same as the most awaited hatchback is on its way. The premium hatchback is ready to hit the roads. This spacious and luxurious hatchback is powered with an unbeatable engine. Hold your breath and drive your dream car like never before!” Codenamed as YRA and unveiled to the world at the just-concluded Frankfurt Motor Show, the Baleno hatch is 3995 mm long, 1745 mm wide and 1470 mm tall, theoretically lending it more interior room than its bestselling sibling, the Swift. The boot space is also larger, coming in at 355 litres. Exterior highlights include a V-shaped grille, upswept headlamp clusters featuring a L-shaped LED signature, a swooping roofline, blacked out A-pillars, a sharply raked rear screen, a chrome strip on the tail gate, LED tail lamps and 16-inch, 8-spoke alloy wheels.(source-motorodis)
  7. they are of outstanding quality, combination of ultra high performance and quality. used in motorsports and high end cars
  8. Hey friends, I would like to enlist this shop as this shop claims to be India's first Pirelli certified fitment centre. They also had a 'Run flat' tyre changer which is rare to find in aftermarket tyre stores in mumbai.They said they have direct support from Pirelli & can source odd sizes for supercars too being a Pirelli official store. Also they mentioned they have more than 250 sizes available out of which 85 sizes are exclusive only to Pirelli. Note: They provide Shipment to all parts of India. Products offered: Official Pirelli Tyre Dealer, Other brands like Continental, Good Year & Achilles available too Other Services: Avery Vinyl Wraps, Amaron Battery dealer. Contact No. - 022-65600500 Email ID: info@tireright.in Address: C/1 AC Building, Old Panna Lal Compound, LBS Marg, Bhandup (W). (source:teambhp)
  9. With better armed rivals such the Honda City and Hyundai’s Verna 4S (among others), Volkswagen has been feeling the pressure for quite a while. So let’s see what this new 2015 Vento brings to the table.he alterations made to the 2015 Volkswagen Vento are mostly cosmetic. That’s not a bad thing as the outgoing one’s mechanicals are pretty much bullet-proof. Let’s start with exterior changes and the front fascia, first. New and more mature-looking front grille with 3 slats, like the one on the Passat. Newer front bumper that’s more aerodynamic. There’s rectangular fog lights with built-in cornering lights. There’s a pronounced chrome strip running across the lower part of the air dam. The changes to the side of the 2015 Vento aren’t much, save for the integrated turn indicators in the ORVMs. You’ll also notice a newer design for the 15-inch alloy wheels. These are identical to the ones found on the new Polo hatchback. Otherwise, majority of the design here remains unaltered. The rear of the 2015 Volkswagen Vento look a bit more upmarket now. Just like the front fascia, there have been some changes at the rear too. Also, we must add, there’s chrome galore all over this saloon. A revised bumper has a thick strip of chrome at the bottom and gets reflectors. The boot can now be opened externally, thanks to a boot release button. The tailpipe and door handles now get dashings of chrome too. The chrome strip on the boot has moved up, now located just below the ‘VW’ logo. Taillight cluster is now refreshed and looks more premium. The cabin retains the overall look and finish of the 2014 Vento. The fantastic flat-bottom steering wheel remains and so do the audio controls on it. There’s the well executed silver detailing that is to be found on the wheel, AC vents and around the infotainment rig. The new additions include: Cruise control functionality. Darker beige interior than before. Dead pedal for your left foot is a definite boon on long highway stints. There’s now an auto-folding feature for the electronically operated ORVMs. VW has also added a cooled glovebox for added convenience. Mechanically, the 2015 Volkswagen Vento remains unaltered and that isn’t bad. The engines remain the same too and you can opt for a 1.2-litre petrol mill, a 1.6-litre petrol and there’s the 1.5-litre TDI motor too. As before, you get the choice of a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG unit. (source:motoroids)
  10. Spied: Mahindra Thar facelift

    The Mahindra Thar has been here for quite a time now and the only upgrade it got was a HVAC at a later stage. According to reports floating on the cyberspace, Mahindra is planning to launch the updated model soon and here on this page we have some of the images of the updated Thar which has apparently already reached some dealerships. Compared to the outgoing model, the updated Thar has been equipped with a slightly redesigned soft top which comes with transparent plastic windows on both sides. The side step, as can be seen in the image, has been now finished in black. On the interior front, Mahindra hasn’t tinkered much and has added silver inserts on the centre console. Other changes include a more efficient and updated HVAC system. With this update, Mahindra may also slightly bump up the prices for the 2015 Thar which will continue to be powered by the same engines- 2.5 liter CRDe mill churning out 105 BHP and 247 Nm of twisting force and the entry level 2.5 liter DI motor which churns out 63 BHP and 195 Nm of torque. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the updated Mahindra Thar launch and other details.(source-teambhp)
  11. Spied: Hyundai Elite i20 based crossover

    According to a report, the upcoming Hyundai Elite i20 Cross launch is scheduled for the 9th of March this year.Based on the Elite i20, the India specific (for now) Crossover will feature a slightly raised ride height, body cladding, revised grille, re-designed bumpers, new alloy wheels & tires and a pair of roof rails, apart from some changes in interior trim. The upcoming pseudo-crossover will take on others of its ilk, including Fiat Avventura, Toyota Etios Cross, VW Cross Polo and the upcoming Maruti SX4 S-Cross. Powering the vehicle could be the same engine options – 1.2-litre Kappa2 petrol and 1.4-litre CRDi diesel, both sourced from the Elite i20. (source-overdrive)
  12. The Lamborghini Countach in its era could well be termed as a car made for a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster. No wonder it was the car of choice of the Automan series of the eighties where the superhero would make all the unworldly moves in his Countach. Decades would have passed since the first Lamborghini Countach stepped onto the scene but even today, it has been an object-de-desire and an absolute timeless classic. Car collectors fervently looking out for one are in for some good news. Not one, but three Lamborghini Countachs would be going under the hammer at RM Auctions in Paris on the 4th of February 2015. The first of the three is a rare 1977 right-hand drive LP400 “Periscopo” in a lusty red coat with black leather interiors. Records of the car states that the original owner took delivery of the Countach in June 1977 from the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata and clocked 3449 kms in just 14 days returning for its first service. The car has clocked 57,000 kms since and has undergone an engine rebuild and a respray. Expected price- £901,000 to £1,125,000 The next Lambo on the list is a white 1980 LP400S. Though not as stock as the first one, it underwent performance upgrades consisting of a turbocharger, uprated braking system, a modified QV (quattrovalvole aka four valves per cylinder) , custom-built manifold and exhaust. Expected price- £375,000 to £526,000. The third one is a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition and the fastest Countach produced with a top whack of 292 kph (183 mph) and turned out to be the best selling Countach with sales numbers of 667 units. The car has also undergone an engine rebuild- surprisingly for running as low as just 5000 miles. The owner has upgraded the interiors with tan leather and replaced the original rims with OZ racing wheels. Expected price- £188,000 to £225,000 source-Via: TeleGraph
  13. The Middle East has always been a watering hole for premium and boutique manufacturers selling their wares, with a raft of special and limited editions built exclusively for the oil-bearing region. The Bentley Mulsanne Majestic edition adds to that list. Not surprisingly, the Crewe based brand’s flagship saloon has been the most successful in the Middle East, and as a testimony to that, the Majestic edition was born. Only 15 units will be built, five of which will go to Qatar, where the Mulsanne Majestic was launched at the Al Wajba Motors dealership in Doha alongside the Continental GT3-R. Another five units are reserved for Saudi Arabia, with the remaining five to go to the United Arab Emirates. Inspired by royalty, each of the bespoke, limited edition cars are unique in trim and specification, as well as being littered with ostentatious touches like a Special Ivory‎ exterior paint with a single fine line in Saddle, exclusively designed 21-inch Mulliner branded five spoke alloy wheels and “Majestic” badges along the front wheel arches. The interiors feature Magnolia seats, seat belts & panels, Dark Tan carpets, Magnolia binding & deep black curtains in the rear for added privacy, “Majestic” lettering inlaid on the rear iPad tables, cup-holder lid and waist rails, two loose cushions trimmed and piped in the same hide as the seats, a refrigerated bottle cooler with frosted glasses and crystal flutes. Each of the cars has its unique number and also features illuminated tread plate plaques with “‎Majestic” lettering. At the heart of the car lies Bentley’s iconic, powerful 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. (source:motoroids)
  14. Every year, motorcyclists around the country gather in the state of Goa to celebrate biking brotherhood. The event is called India Bike Week. This year, India’s largest festival planners, the SEVENTY Event Media Group, together with the Travel and Lifestyle channel, FOX Life, is back with the Festival of Bikers, Bikes, Music & Mayhem in Indian history. At their announcement meet up at Downtown Café, Gurgaon surrounded by the thunder of mean machines & celebrity bikers, Martin Da Costa, CEO- 70 EMG and Keertan Adyanthaya, MD- FOX International Channels (India) declared that the event will be held in Goa at VAGATOR on 20th and 21st February 2015. Tickets will be priced at Rs 3,000 and will go on sale from October 7th with a special 5 hour only Early Bird Scheme (Buy 1, get 50% off the 2nd one). Over 6,500 people visited the India Bike Week in its first year while year two saw the festival grow larger and louder with over 7500 people attending, 4,000 of who rode down to the festival from across the country. India Bike Week continues to celebrate the spirit and lifestyle of the Indian Biker. India Bike Week will engage the biking brotherhood through a 6-month season of activities culminating in one great party in Goa. 70 EMG & FOX Life also announced the India Bike Week season with a packed calendar of six months of biker activities and the all new India Bike Week on Tour, a taste of the main festival packed into five hours to be held in 8 Tier 2 & 3 cities across the country. (source motoroids)
  15. With new models and updated variants lined up for launch, car makers are clearing off their current inventory by offering huge discounts on their outgoing models. Now, if you are planning to buy a new car but are running low on budget, then this might just prove to be a perfect time for you. Volkswagen is offering as much as Rs 1.2 lakh worth of discount on its mid-size sedan, Vento while Indian car maker Maruti Suzuki is offering its outgoing SX4 with a discount of Rs 90,000. German car maker Volkswagen is all set to introduce the new version of its mid-size sedan, the Vento. However, the current model did not find many buyers and dealers are stuck with the inventory. Hence, dealers are offering the base diesel variant of the Vento at a discount of Rs 1.2 lakh which includes Rs 90,000 cash discount and Rs 30,000 exchange bonus. Showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is all set to enter the Indian car market. The company will be replacing the current SX4 sedan with the new Ciaz. Maruti has already stopped the production of the SX4. To clear the remaining stock, the SX4 is being offered at a discount of Rs 90,000 across all variants. The new 2014 Fiat Grande Punto has already reached dealer stockyards. However, the outgoing variants are also lying in stock and dealers are offering a discount of up to Rs 70,000 on this hatchback from fiat. The offer includes a cash discount of Rs 50,000 and other benefits like free insurance and corporate discount. Tata Motors officially unveiled its new compact sedan this week and is planning to introduce its hatchback, the Bolt soon. With these two new models, the existing Tata Indica Vista and Manza are likely to see drop in demand. Although the company is not planning to stop the production, these old models from Tata may see cut in production. You can grab an Indica Vista at a discount of Rs 63,500 which includes free first year’s insurance along with Rs 30,000 cash discount, exchange bonus and a corporate discount. With Festive season right around the corner, this might be a perfect time to pick up a new car and bring it home. (Source - ET Auto)