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  4. It’s been six years since Hyundai revealed the Santa Cruz concept, and just hours before the official unveiling, images of the production-spec Santa Cruz pick-up have leaked online. Although few design elements from the concept car have carried over to the production model, the Santa Cruz does have the current Hyundai family look - there seems to be a lot shared with the Tucson in terms of styling. However, the Santa Cruz’s rear design is all-new. The Santa Cruz will be offered in a crew-cab layout (five-door) in North American markets and will rival the likes of the Honda Ridgeline and the upcoming Ford Maverick. Source
  5. Toyota will expand its Crown line-up by adding a new SUV. This new SUV is based on the popular Toyota Highlander / Kluger sold abroad. The documents also confirm that the SUV features 18-inch alloy wheels and a 189hp, hybrid 2.5-litre engine What do you think of it? Source
  6. Hi All, Have a KIA Seltos HTK+ Petrol bought around 4 months back. Noticed a weird behavior since buying it - the RPM of the car increases immediately after starting and remains at 1250 for about 60 secs and then drops back to 1000. Has anyone noticed a similar behavior in your cars and is it normal. The car also overheats within first 2 minutes of starting. The service guy says its perfectly ok but with no technical explanation given. Ideally a car done neatly should have a constant RPM while idling isnt it? Regards, Sandesh
  7. The Skoda Kodiaq has received a mid-life refresh in international markets. The carmakers have also revealed new Kodiaq RS, which now gets a 245hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (the older model used a 240hp twin-turbo diesel engine, which was discontinued late in 2020 due to tightening emission norms in international markets). The Kodiaq RS features a gloss black grille, black window frames and roof rails, and a new bespoke front bumper. It also sits on new 20-inch alloy wheels finished in metallic black. Inside, it features red RS stitching on the upholstery, and is offered with Skoda’s Virtual Cockpit as standard. The 10.25-inc digital info display features an extra Sport layout option, which gives prominence to the speedometer and rev counter.
  8. Mahindra will make new their for premium SUV 🙃
  9. Lets start a #HashTag which rates the care which is made for Indians from 0-10
  10. In terms of entertainment and communication Features the kia seltos HTK is better than Yaris but in terms of interiors some like kia's single tone interior and some like yaris dual tone interior. In terms of safely seltos scored 8.03 out of 17 and yaris scored 10.77 out of 17.
  11. New images show Hyundai's upcoming MPV in full, along with confirming that it will indeed be called the Custo.
  12. My Budget is 12.5 lakhs and we have shortlisted two cars. Option A is Toyota Yaris and Option B is Kia Seltos HTK. Which one is better in terms of features?
  13. Toyota has introduced the Innova 50th Anniversary Edition for the Indonesian market commemorating it's 50 years of operations of Toyota in Indonesia. The special edition MPV is limited to just 50 units. In terms of exterior updates, the limited-edition MPV adorns a shade of pearl white with a golden accent that runs across the bonnet to the side panels. The front fascia of the MPV looks quite similar to the regular model, the only difference being the use of a different grille. While the 'V' Luxury trims gets a grille finished in chrome, the 'Venturer' gets a dark chrome coating & in addition there are new specially designed 18-inch six-spoke alloy wheels which come finished in dark grey. Inside, the MPV features a premium 'Noble Brown' colour along with a wood finish over the dashboard. It also receives 50th anniversary badging over the carpets, along with a JBL sound system & a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel.
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  16. Kia's unveiled the brand new 3-row version of the Sonet, which will be only made available for the Indonesian market. Al though the car is built & manufactured for export in India, there are no plans for it to be released in our market.
  17. Let me tell you my story. I plan to buy the car on Diwali 2020. I was pretty confused. Actually, there were many options available. After visiting the showroom I liked only luxury cars, but my budget was not for them. And after 6 months I visit the car street India showroom in Delhi. Those guys were amazing. They have used cars of all brands. Finally, I buy a second hand luxury car, BMW X1, and in nearly half price on finance. I am enjoying this car. Car street India also offers 6 month or 7500 kms warranty and roadside assistance. Before visiting any other showroom, visit their website and thanks me later.
  18. Here' a closer look at the recently-unveiled new GMC Hummer EV SUV. It uses the same three-motor layout as the pick-up, but puts out a little less power at 830hp. Torque remains a mighty 15,592Nm (but the real-life figure is likely to be closer to 1,355Nm when factoring in the multiplying effect of the gear ratios), and GMC claims a 0-96kph time of 3.5 secs. A less expensive, two-motor version will be offered in the future, too. The EV SUV marks Hummer’s first new SUV in 12 years. You can head here for more info: Source:
  19. The Kia Seltos Gravity could be coming to India soon. It gets a bespoke, chrome-studded front grille, dual-tone 18-inch machined alloy wheels and a silver finish for the wing mirrors, door garnish as well as the rear skid plate. The mid-size SUV packs in added safety features like forward collision prevention assistance system and rear passenger notification. The interiors include large MID in the instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with UVO connected car tech, ambient lighting, Bose sound system, automatic air conditioner, remote engine start through a key fob and a wireless phone charger. For more info, you can head here: Source
  20. Hi I was wondering what is the current lifespan of Diesel Cars in DELHI? Is is still only 10 years even if the car hasn't been used much. I read somewhere 2 weeks ago that Nitin Gadkari is seeking legal opinion on whether to contest SC earlier decision to ban more than 10 years old Diesel vehicles in Delhi; so has anything been decided. (rest of India it is different) It seems so unfair especially is the car has had very limited usage even though it might have surpassed 10 years of life in DELHI - please advice.
  21. The Volkswagen Taigun, the German brand’s smallest SUV for India, has been revealed in its production form before its launch here in the coming months. The Taigun is based on the heavily localised MQB-A0-IN platform and is a cousin to the Skoda Kushaq. Although the powertrain and platform are shared between the two, there’s enough that separates the two Skoda Auto Volkswagen India SUVs, both of which will contend in the lucrative and competitive midsize SUV segment. Here’s what VW India has revealed about the Taigun SUV. Volkswagen Taigun: exterior design Volkswagen had confirmed that the Taigun concept displayed at Auto Expo 2020 was a near-production model and that holds true. The production Taigun retains the concept’s bold look and typical SUV stance – bearing a familial resemblance to its larger sibling, the Tiguan – and even the alloy wheel design (17-inch dual-tone units) and LED bar running between the LED tail-lights are the same on both. The only differences visible outside includes the black cladding all around the lower part of the SUV, body-coloured wing mirrors, chrome-finished door handles and a shark-fin antenna. Fully-loaded variant will be called the Taigun GT and will come with GT badges on the front grille, front fender and tailgate. As the Taigun and Kushaq share the same platform, they have the same 2,651mm-long wheelbase length, which is more than that of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Volkswagen Taigun: interior and features VW has yet to officially reveal the cabin of the Taigun, though the overall design of the interior will be similar to the concept’s. VW claims the flattened tunnel will help rear seat space, and there’s adjustable head rests for all three rear passengers. Although the concept had an 8.0-inch touchscreen, the production model, in top-spec GT form, will be available with a larger 10.0-inch unit. An all-digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, a powered sunroof, ambient lighting, a leather-wrapped steering with controls, and a touch-enabled auto climate control system will also be on offer. The infotainment unit will come with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, there’ll be a Type-C USB port in the front, and VW will offer its connected car tech as well. Safety kit available on this top-spec trim will include six airbags, a rear camera with guidelines, hill-hold assist, electronic stability control, and a tyre pressure monitor. Volkswagen Taigun: engine and gearbox options The Taigun will be available with a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine making 115hp and 175Nm of peak torque, and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol unit producing 150hp and 250Nm of torque. The same engine-gearbox options will also be seen on the Skoda Kushaq. Although both engines will come paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, the smaller unit gets a 6-speed torque convertor automatic option, while the stronger engine gets a 7-speed dual-clutch auto. Volkswagen Taigun: price and rivals Despite the extensive localisation and sharing of parts to maintain cost targets, VW has said that its midsize SUV will be priced at the higher-end of the segment – expect the Taigun’s price to range from Rs 10-18 lakh (ex-showroom). This means it’ll be in direct contention with the popular Hyundai Creta (Rs 10-17.54 lakh) and Kia Seltos (Rs 9.89-17.29 lakh), with rivals like the Renault Duster (Rs 9.57-13.87 lakh) and Nissan Kicks (Rs 9.50-14.65 lakh) coming in at a lower price point.
  22. Has anyone tried to install cruise on Manual Yaris base model The higher trims come with cruise so can cruise be added to base variant.
  23. Few weeks back I took delivery of my BMW M340i XDrive in the stunning shade of Tanzanite Blue II Metallic & here's a Delivery Video I made on & before the collection day describing the entire experience from Dealership Stockyard to Showroom; Video Link - After spending about 12 Days with the car, here's a summary of my thoughts in the form of this Quick Review; Exteriors & Build Quality; The G20 in flesh is a very handsome looking car. One of the primary reasons for me buying the M340i other than the 6 Cyl Engine is the way the G20 looks. Very impressive in flesh. The Panel Gaps are minimal & have a good consistency to them. The Paint - Not sure that is it the Individual Paint (Given as a No Cost Option for India) i.e. Tanzanite Blue II Metallic (Paint Code: C3Z) or just a new car vibe, but the overall Paint Quality seems to have gone up v/s the F30 too. This colour has a multi personality to it, there is a violet, a blue and green in the sun & a overall Very Rich Metallic Content. Front; ^ I personally love the new Mesh Designed Cerium Grey Grille reserved for the M Performance models. It is a proper sized BMW kidney grille and not as polarising as the G80 M3's. It is encouraging to see the Vertical Vents (finished in Cerium Grey too) in the bumper to be functional. These small touches make the M340i incredibly special. The Laser Headlamps are such a looker. Haven’t really done a Highway Night Drive yet, will report on this later. They do support the Cornering function i.e. move with steering inputs. Side; ^ Particularly for my car, is dominated by those lovely 19" 792M Wheels which adds to the entire much needed differentiation over the regular M Sport kit offered in the 330i with the 790M wheels which came OE on my M340i. I Also love the way the 19s fill up the wheel well area & offer decent ground clearance for Indian roads & speed bumps. Rear; Coming to the rear, I love the entire rear stance of this gen 3 series. For the M340i it is enhanced further with the help of the trapezoidal exhaust (Finished in Cerium Grey), Sporty Diffuser & distinguished badging (Also in Cerium Grey). The Spoiler (Rear Lip) is humble and will need to be replaced with something sportier in the future. Overall the rear stance is helped with an aggressive negative camber (M Models Have more negative camber, so does this M Performance) of the Rear Wheels & 255 Wide Tyres. Interiors; ^ BMW has worked on the Interiors of the G20 very well it has a very modernised F30 feel to it. Definitely more spacious (Front and rear). Love the way the dashboard is tilted towards the driver, typical BMWness. ^ Also love the newly designed short Gear shifter Few noteworthy features for me are the Large Head-Up Display (really grown in projection v/s the previous model), H&K System (Very Crisp) & the Digital Instrument Cluster (Love It). The Cabin Noise Levels are vastly improved over the F30. Quick negatives about the interior is that i was expecting an Alcantara style roof liner, which would have complimented the same material used on the seats. Driving the M340i; (Engine Performance, Gearbox & Exhaust Note) The Primary reason for my buy decision was the M340i's engine. The B58 Motor which it is but this is the upper limit B58 Motor. Allow me to elaborate. B58 came in some years back & was available on the F30 340i (Note. It was just 340i then). BMW gave an Technical Update(TU) & it derived 2 variations; - B58B30M1 (BMW X7, X5 + Z4 & Supra - At launch) - B58B30O1 (M340i, X3M40i X4M40i) Let's break down the B58B30O1 engine Code; B = BMW Group 5 = In Line 6 Cyl. 8 = TVDI (Turbo Valvetronic Direct Injection) B = Petrol, Longitudinal Installation 3 = ] 0 = ] Both these numbers are the aprox. displacement, which in our case is 3L O = Upper 1 = 1st Revision Coming to the practicals, well the power & torque output is a lot. I am still running in the car so trying to abide by the running in guidelines hence haven't redlined the car yet nor tried an out and out 0 - 100 run. But with 50-75% throttle input & manually shifting well before 5.5k RPM mark the performance feels strong enough. Looking forward to explore the 382 hp & 500 nm as soon as the running in is complete. The Gearbox is simply fantastic & very quick shifting. Love the Downshifts too. In City its never jerky in Comfort or Eco. Overall really impressed with this ZF8. The Exhaust Note in Sport+ is good & starting to start louder as I clock more kms on the odo (Presently just about 500) & the soot accumulation starts in the Pipes. But the balance of the exhaust sound is very good as its just enough "Not" Loud & also makes the Engine Sounds Audible. Braking Performance is sharp & confidence inspiring so far, I'm sure it'll get better as the optimum braking is yet to reach. Ride Quality & Handling; The car is very intuitive & predictable. Suspension is firm expectedly as its an M Sport Suspension (Adaptive not provided for India) but i am very satisfied with the ride quality thanks to my performance summer tyre setup in the form of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S' which are very soft and grippy. Currently running 39 Psi all around in accordance with the TPMS recommendations. Still experimenting & have a strong belief that there is potential to get even better ride quality. Back to the handling, the stiffer chassis of the G20 is very rewarding and the car overall feels like a TIGHT handler even with the added weight of the XDrive system. Braking Performance is sharp & confidence inspiring so far, I'm sure it'll get better as the optimum braking is yet to reach. BMW has been trying hard to tweak the settings of its Variable Steering since a while now & many brand enthusiasts have been not liking it still. I Personally dont have much complaints for sporty driving on highways or in city speeds too. Maybe once I track the car the steering system may show its negatives/positives more transparently. In the meanwhile I am loving the entire Ride & Handling balance. Booking/Buying Experience; I had booked my car at BMW Navnit Motors, Mumbai. The overall dealership experience was smooth & guys at the dealership were transparent throughout the deal. Also thanks to BMW India for launching this car in India at an accessible price for the enthusiasts. The Car So Far; These are just my Initial Ownership thoughts after a few days of Driving in the City of Mumbai and two 500+ kms Road Trips driving on the National Highways. I have been running the car on Shell V Power (91 Octane + Additives for India) since a couple of tankfulls but will experiment 97, 99 & 100 Octane too very soon & report back on the changes/performance benefits. In the coming days I intend to drive my M340i a lot more to complete the Running/Break in period & will keep this thread updated. Until then thank you all for the Reading & Enjoy the Delivery Experience Video Posted above.
  24. Ford has showcased some custom Bronco and Bronco Sport concepts at the Moab Easter Safari. Ford has teamed up with some off-road aftermarket giants like RTR Vehicles, ARB 4x4 Accessories, and 4 Wheel Parts for this. Bronco four-door Outer Banks with Sasquatch Package includes off road Ford accessories such as Air Design fender flares, trail armour rocker panel covers by Lund and JAC rock rails. Bronco four-door SUV concept by RTR Vehicles is a 'multipurpose heavy-duty' Bronco that features 35-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tyres, a 3D- printed grille, custom rock sliders and a rear bumper Bronco by ARB 4x4 Accessories displays a heavy-duty differential cover, rock sliders and new bumpers. The high-performance off-road accessories are designed for both the two- and four-door Bronco models. Bronco by 4 Wheel Parts includes parts such as heavy-duty suspension components, an overhead tent by Smittybilt and camping gear and a custom roof rack and light mounts 4 Wheel Parts threw in a Bronco Sport build as well
  25. Hello, I was wondering if Maruti Suzuki cars and Japanese Suzuki cars are the same in terms of quality and reliability.
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