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  1. Renault Duster has launched its new edition, Renault Duster Sandstorm @ 10.90 lakhs only.. Here are some of its pics....
  2. There was news earlier that Hyundai was planning a compact SUV but now it looks its already in the next phase. Here are some shots of a test mule that was caught testing in South Korea. This definitely looks like the compact SUV that Hyundai was talking about. The trest mule does wear the Hyundai badge. This one will surely be coming to India as it is a very important market for Hyundai. This will directly take the fight to the Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and Nissan's Terrano. The compact SUV market will see lots of action in the next year or so. Here are the pictures Pics Source: blog.naver.com
  3. SAIC will soon come to India. There are talks that it will bring the MG-Motor brand to our market first. But they also have this butch LDV 90 SUV in their line-up which is also sold in Australia. This means, they have a RHD version too. I think this can be a good rival to the Compass, Fortuner and the likes if priced aggressively.
  4. Honda Urban SUV first spy pics

    Honda had first showcased the urban SUV concept at the Detroit Motor Show and looks like Honda is doing some serious testing of the vehicle. Here are the first spy shots of the Urban SUV testing .The car seems to look a lot similar to the concept that was shown earlier this year. The SUV is based on the new Jazz and should go on sale next year. This would also be perfect for India and the it should come here with the 1.5 litre diesel engine that is currently doing duty in the Amaze. This will go up against the existing compact SUVs in our market. Here are the spy shots and Ive also attached pics of the concept for comparison and pics of the concept for reference Pics are grabbed from a video at this source:
  5. Looking for a compact MUV

    Dear Members, I am in the market now and looking for a compact MUV. My requirements are as below: Budget: Max 14 lacs City/Highway: 70/30 Max pax: 6 adult, 1 child Fuel: Any (preference to Petrol) Monthly running: 1000 km Transmission: AT My initial 1st choice was Innova Crysta but due to registration ban in NCR, it's no more viable. Also, I wanted an AT and even Gx AT (which is bare ones) will cost more than 18 lacs OTR I am not considering Tata and Mahindra vehicles as I already have a fair share of experience with them. Also no 5 seater compact SUV's are under consideration. Others options considered and test driven 1. Maruti Ertiga Pros: Absolute VFM (Diesel top end ZDI+ at 10.25 lacs OTR) Top end model has almost all features (except ACC) Trust worthy A.S.S and low maintenance Cons: No AT (though listed on site but no dealer is taking it's booking) 3rd row bit cramped Almost nil boot space with 3 rows up Plastic quality is average Beige interiors (too much) 2. Honda BRV Before you ask, let me tell you I don't consider it as SUV (as Honda claims) because it's not. It's a MUV or we can just call it as face lifted Mobilio. Pros: Looks very good from front Better space than Ertiga (all rows) AT (CVT) option in petrol with paddle shifters (very convenient) All black cabin I found built quality better than Mobilio/Amaze (definitely better than Ertiga) Usable boot space with all 3 rows up Cons: Petrol CVT is only available in V variant, misses out on some features of top end Vx 13.6 lacs OTR (would say almost 50k to 75k more for what it offers) No touch screen, navigation, reverse camera or parking sensors 3. Renault Lodgy Pros: Good cabin space Very good diesel engine Very good discounts on offer Cons: Bland looks Very average to poor interiors No sliding 2nd row seat (severely impacts cabin space usage) No AT or AMT as of now Currently BRV looks to suit my requirements better. Looking forward for your comments or suggestions.
  6. As my swift is 10 years old now and is showing signs of aging which leaves me to sell it and buy a new car. I already have skoda octavia(2013) hyundai i20 elite(2015) so now loking to buy an suv. my max bugdet is 15-17 lakhs which leaves me with options like Creta, Duster & XUV500. all of them are capable ones but its really confusing to choose one among them. Hyundai Creta- looks amazing from the front but i personally dont like its back, features packed, gem 1.6 engine, great A.S.S Renault Duster- I just love its looks that macho feel but interiors are not as good as creta or the xuv500 but i think i can adjust for that great looks Mahindra XUV500- another great looker, bigger than both of them, feature packed but at a cost Now which one to select is the toughtest part, I love all of them though. This car wont be like a daily commuter. please now advice me which one would be the best. Any other suggestions are welcomed
  7. vitara to india?

    As S cross fail to gain momentum, will maruthi brought vitara to india
  8. xuv 500

    How good is the facelift Mahindra XUV 500, when compared to it's competitors? Im planning on getting one SUV in this price segment. Let me know the best of the lot.
  9. Guys, I am planning to buy a change for the Koleos. Looking at a price range of 50 - 55 lac(55 being max i can stretch) Usage will be around 1500 kms a month. Occasional highway trips. Looking at both petrol and diesel options. As of now havent short-listed any. What would youll suggest ?
  10. 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.
  11. Hey guys I am an employee of Bespoke Digital Media I just want to know which car is best for me SUV or luxury as I have 4 members in my family please let me know as I am too confused
  12. The Leaping Cat is now the newest on the block to join the SUV bandwagon. It has revealed the car is now in its advanced design stages, and could on sale by 2015. With its compact footprint on the road, the long-awaited SUV (expected to be called Q-type or XQ, after Jaguar trademarked both names) will battle the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. But rather than borrowing its underpinnings from theRR Evoque, the newcomer will share its chassis with Jaguar’s forthcoming BMW 3 Series rival. The SUV and compact exec are expected to use a chopped-down version of the XJ’s all-aluminium platform, which will not only help to keep weight down but spread the development costs, too. Both will also get a fuel-saving electric power-steering system – a Jaguar first that was developed on the C-X75 supercar – plus they’ll be offered with the option of rear or four-wheel drive. Given the SUV’s size, the focus will be on four-cylinder engines. These are expected to include the 240bhp 2.0-litre Si4 turbo and 2.2-litre SD4 diesel (in a variety of outputs) from the Evoque. But both are set to be re-engineered for better fuel economy and refinement, while the latest eight-speed ZF auto box will be fitted as standard. At the top of the range, a 340bhp version of Jaguar’s 3.0-litre supercharged V6 could be offered, as could a petrol-electric hybrid. The hybrid is expected to use tech derived from the C-X75 project, with one electric motor working with the engine to drive the rear axle and a second turning the front axle for four-wheel drive. Source: Autoexpress UK
  13. Cancellation of booking

    As I had posted earlier regarding my bad experience with Renault. Now since I'm no longer interested in buying Duster from that dealer or anywhere else, I now want to know how to cancel the booking and how much will I be refunded and in what time bracket as the salesman has quoted that there will be a 30% reduction which turns out to be around 15,000 as I had booked the car for 50,000 and I feel that's too much of a penalty just for cancellation of a booking. Please reply as I don't know about it.
  14. Hi all, Today i came across som einteresting rendered pics of what is to be an Rolls Royce SUV !! Now, to be frank i was not a big of the Bentley SUV concept, which was displayed previously. So do you guys think this is better look wise??? Because i really hated this one !! even more than the Bentley Suv !!
  15. The XA Alpha concept was showcased by Maruti at last years Auto Expo. After that there hadnt been any news on the car but now there is word that the compact SUv might be coming this year. The EcoSport has taken the market by storm so perhaps Maruti wants to launch this car soon. Hopefully the production version looks as good as the concept. Anyone here has more info on this? Info source: Motorbeam
  16. Bentley just confirmed that it will be building an SUV which will go on sale in 2016. There are some renderings which have surfaced on the net and personally I find them really ugly. What do you think? I feel the exclusivity of a Bentley will be lost if they go in that direction Pics source: Autocar UK & Auto Express
  17. Volkswagen has unveiled the CrossBlue SUV concept at the Detroit Motorshow. It will be a seven seater SUV when it goes into production and will rival the likes of the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. It will replace the elderly and slow-selling Routan MPV, fitting into the range between the Tiguan and the Touareg, a car considered too expensive to successfully compete against more affordable competition.At 4987mm long, 2015mm wide and 1733mm tall, the CrossBlue is bigger than a Touareg. It uses VW’s MQB architecture, and the production car is likely to be closely related to the next Tiguan, with transverse engines. It will be built in the US alongside the US-market Passat. The show car has a plug-in diesel-electric hybrid powertrain, with a 2.0-litre engine and a pair of motors, one driving each axle – combined they produce 302bhp and a 0-100kph time of 7.2secs. From the picture the concept looks to be of Mercedes GL proportions size wise. Will definitely be a good seller if it is launched in India, A seven seater makes a lot of sense.
  18. 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
  19. Though Mitsubishi has already launched it's 2014 Outlander (which appeals ugly to many forum members!); they have launched a special edition Outlander for 2013! Mitsubishi Outlander SUV has been revamped and boasts of centre bumper, wheel arch trims, blackout side mirrors as also roof rails and limited edition alloy wheels. Interiors of this dynamic looking crossover have been incorporated with two tone Dove grey and black leather seating arrangements while engine performance has been improved with inclusion of a balancer shaft which provides smooth and quick acceleration features. Though chances of it's launch in india are extreamly rare, but I'm sharing this only because of it's awsome looks! It's complete visual delight & looks way better than 2014 model! i think mitsubishi needs to rethink about it!
  20. Volkswagen has decided to joined the compact SUV bandwagon as it revealed a concept at the Sao Paolo Motor Show. Called the Taigun, the compact four-seater previews the look set to be adopted on a planned new Mini Countryman and Nissan Juke rival to be positioned and priced below the Tiguan when launched towards the middle of the decade. The Taigun is based around a stretched version of the VW Up’s NSF (New Small Family) platform. At 3859mm in length, 1728mm in width and 1570mm in height, the Taigun is 566mm shorter, 82mm narrower and 130mm lower than the Tiguan. The concept is not four-wheel drive, as the NSF platform currently only supports front-wheel drive.Power for the concept comes from the same 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with 108bhp and 129lb ft as the upcoming Up GT. Drive is channeled through a six-speed manual gearbox.The 985kg Taigun can crack 0-100kph in 9.2sec and reach a top speed of 187kph. VW plans to sell the Taigun in each of their global markets. That means the Taigun will come to India as well. This could well go up against the Mahindra Xylo and the Ford Ecosport out here. I think it should be priced ideally between 7 to 9 lakhs
  21. Hello, I have been driving a i10 for the last 3 1/2 yrs and had a hatch before that for 3 yrs as well. Now I guess its time for me to take the leap, move to a SUV and this time not selling the current hatch for small errands and city use. Apart from driving a Innova a few hundred kms on several trips, I have no experience of driving a hatch and so when i decided to buy one for our small family I though it was best to ask the experts for advise. My budget is in the range of 22-25L and I am looking for something with good interiors, a decent list of gadgets and features. I wont be off roading, so I am not looking for a monster, but good/large interiors would be of help. I wont be loading 7 people always when we travel, but a good 3rd row will help for extra space and stuff to carry. I would like to buy in around Mar/April '13 on one of the festive ocassions. No other stringent requirements, so please help me decide what options should i start looking at, cos the list of available SUVs in the market is just confusing the hell out of me. I am keen to hear from one and all..and if you also went through a shortlisting & decision cycle to shortlist your SUV, then please share that, so it may b just help me align my thoughts as well. I appreciate the help ..all fellow car enthusiasts and experts. Ash
  22. Mercedes' has begun testing of the new A-Class based SUV which could be called the GLA. Here are the first ever spy pictures. Source: Carscoop
  23. First-ever spy pictures of the Isuzu MU-7 spied in India. Carries an MH-12 red plate, any guesses who is planning to bring this to India? This one comes with a 3.0-litre diesel engine with approx 146bhp in ASEAN markets. Do you think this is good enough to compete with Fortuner and the new Rexton? Images sent by Autocar India readers: Bharat Manghnani and Rohit Tonapi.
  24. I am interested in purchasing a compact utility vehicle (CUV). However, being a Santro Xing owner, this is like venturing into uncharted territory. So please help in deciding what all features or factors I should focus upon while deciding a CUV. Many thanks in advance!
  25. Continuing its series of launches, Mahindra today launched the first product from the SsangYong portfolio, the Rexton SUV in Mumbai in two variants: RX5 2.7 litre RX270 XDi engine 5 speed manual transmission, intelligent 4x4 162 bhp and 340Nm torque Price: Rs. 17.67 lakhs RX7 2.7 litre RX270 XVT engine 5 speed E Tronic Automatic Transmission with AWD 184 bhp and 402Nm torque Price: Rs 19.67 lakhs All prices are ex showroom Mumbai Other high points from the launch: The Rexton is being sold in 70 countries since its launch in 2002. This is the 3rd generation Rexton which is being launched here. The Automatic transmission is built with Mercedes Benz technology. The Rexton will be manufactured and assembled at Mahindras Chakan facility near Pune Components will be sourced from SsangYong Korea and from India. Standard warranty of 2 years/ 1,00,000 kms with option for one year extra warranty. 24x7 road side assistance for a year. And now for the detailed pictures: