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  1. 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
  2. Tata Motors was the first to come out with a compact sedan when it launched the Indigo CS. Everyone jumped onto the band wagon there after. Now it looks like the Manza is undergoing the same treatment. Here are first pics of the Manza CS . It is based on the same platform as the Vista hatchback and the Manza sedan. But, it will share the wheelbase and track lengths, and its exterior and interior styling with the full length sedan. The most significant change to the design is, of course, at the rear. The Manza CS gets a new boot lid design and fresh tail lamps that are of the wrap around variety. The bumpers - both front and back, as well as the front grille design is new and it gets new ORVMs as well. Given the rules that define the excise benefit, the Manza CS will sport a smaller petrol engine. The engine will be a 1.2 litre turbo petrol and will make close to 90PS of max output. Now, we have seen naturally aspirated engines with similar engine capacity make similar power, so the focus forwith this engine clearly is better fuel economy. The Manza CS will come with a 5-speed manual and will run on 15 inch wheels for the top trims. It will comfortably be one of the most spacious in its class as well. It will be available in a number of trim options for both petrol and diesel versions and expect the top of the line variant to sport best in class kit like Bluetooth telephony, digital climate control and possibly an in-built Satnav as well. Here are the pics Source: Zigwheels
  3. Dzire Design v/s Honda Amaze Design

    With a lot of buzz around the rivals Dzire and Amaze, its clear that Amaze has the finesse of a Honda and the desire comes with the reliability that Maruti stands for. However with such cut-throat similarity and competition one needs to consider the smaller things for eg. the design. I would want you to come up with perspectives where we can decide which is a better designed car out of the two. i personally like Honda Amaze not just because its fresh looking but also has been designed intelligently. Like the 400 ltrs bootspace. The shorter front for a roomier cabin and back. The front grill which looks elegant. Overall a proportionate car where the boot does not look as an ugly extension.
  4. 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
  5. Volkswagen seems to be the latest in jumping onto the sub 4 meter bandwagon. VW has confirmed that it is developing a sub-four-metre Vento for the Indian market. “This is one possibility we are looking at,” said Ulrich Hackenberg, R&D chief at Volkswagen. The sub-four-metre Vento will compete with the Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire and VW is hoping that the compact Vento will bring additional sales. VW is unlikely to launch the compact Vento, which is being developed by VW India’s R&D team in Chakan, before 2014. VW's strategy is to try and maximise the Polo/Vento (PQ25) platform as much as possible by developing other body styles for segments where it is absent. A compact SUV and even an MPV based on the PQ25 platforms are also being considered.
  6. Mercedes has revealed its much talked about CLA compact sedan at the Detroit Motor Show 2013. This will be the entry level sedan in the Mercedes line up and will be positioned below the C Class. Surely Merc is targeting a bigger market . Im not too fond of Merc's current design but Im waitng to see how this looks in the flesh. At 4630mm in length, 1777mm in width and 1437mm in height, the CLA is 40mm longer, a scant 7mm wider and 43mm lower than the existing C-class. However, the C-class is set to grow dramatically in its next incarnation as part of a significant realignment of the Mercedes line-up brought about by a decision to pursue sales more aggressively in the world’s two largest markets, China and North America. Mercedes is talking up the aerodynamic properties of its sleek new entry-level saloon. It claims an overall drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.22 for an upcoming CLA180 BlueEfficiency Edition model that will go on sale in some markets from June. Its 0.22 Cd represents a record for a series-production car. Regular models have a Cd of 0.23. A 120bhp four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine, developed in cooperation with Renault, will power the base C180 model. A turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol powerplant with 208bhp will appear in the initial range-topping CLA250. The sole diesel model at launch will be the CLA220 CDI, powered by a 168bhp 2.1-litre turbodiesel. Other engines will follow, including a highly tuned turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder developed by AMG. Said to boast a specific output of over 174bhp per litre, it is set to provide the upcoming four-wheel-drive CLA45 AMG with a BMW-M135i-topping 349bhp. Full story here: http://www.autocarindia.com/News/328739,mercedes-cla-compact-saloon-revealed.aspx
  7. 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