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  3. 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: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/gmc-hummer-ev-suv-revealed-420425 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCB4HztxN-w
  4. 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: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/new-kia-seltos-gravity-revealed-417838 Source
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  6. 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.
  7. 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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lniuhXI3jZY 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.
  8. 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
  9. Remember the Toyota Yaris Cross? Toyota has just revealed a more rugged trim level for the SUV, called the Yaris Cross Adventure. It gets a rear bumper protection plate, new front diffuser, silver roof rails and 18-inch alloy wheels with a dark grey finish. Inside, it gets piano-black elements, black headlining, and special seats.
  10. Now that Ford and Mahindra have called off their engine and platform sharing supply pacts too, it's now likely that Ford's upcoming C-SUV will be built on the Ford Territory platform sold in the Chinese market and not the next-gen XUV500 platform (W601), as originally planned. Here's a closer look at the Territory: Source
  11. Ford recently unveiled the Equator SUV. While this new SUV will first go on sale in China, it has quite a few similarities with the upcoming Ford and Mahindra SUVs in India. The Ford Equator SUV measures 4,905mm in length, 1,930mm in width and 1,755mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,865mm. This makes it bigger than the Ford Endeavour, which is 4,903mm long, 1,869mm wide and 1,837mm tall. The new design language from Ford is expected to be seen on more SUVs and crossovers from the brand. The same dashboard layout with twin-screens and a very-similar looking steering wheel design has been spotted on the test-mules of the upcoming XUV500. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/new-ford-equator-suv-revealed-420288 Source
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  13. Hey guys! Ok let me give a small backdrop to things, so Im already using a Bullet Classic & a Harley FatBob. Now Im looking for a cheap commuter solution to complement my bike collection. Following are the basic requirements: Straight riding posture Very comfortable ride/suspension Reliability So I don't mind either a bike(Bajaj, Honda, Hero, Tvs, etc) or a Scooter(Vespa,etc) or a Scooty(Activa, Jupiter,etc) Keep in mind Im new to the segment & don't know much about the products in these segments. Running would be inside the City & very busy areas, NO highway runs. Basically I'd do good with : <150cc engine Disc/ABS brakes Alloy wheels(where applicable) Self start Not a huge list of things to ask for but covered the basics with which I think I'd do good with. So keep the suggestions coming & if you are yourself using any one of the bikes you are suggesting, don't mind posting a small review. As there's nothing better than a first hand user review. FYI I also checked out the Navi & TVS XL, so that's the twist! Like Im open to a whole lot of commuter ideas. Even an Electric figures in the list. So go ahead suggest Electric also but it should be coming from a manufacturer that runs operations in tier 2 and 3 Cities. Also I'd be opting for a pre-used solution mostly unless really really affordable. Happy to see you all & thanks in advance.
  14. The Hyundai Alcazar three-row SUV based on the Creta, is all set to make its debut in early April. Though, in the run up to the unveil, renders of the Alcazar SUV have surfaced online, that showcase what is expected to be the final design SUV in great details. From the renders we can see that the Alcazar SUV will share much of its styling up front with the Creta. Barring the new grille, the Alcazar looks more or less like the Creta up until the C-pillar. However, it is the rear section that rear differentiates itself from the Creta with a thicker C-pillar and extended rear overhang to accommodate the extra row of seats. Other changes include a unique tailgate design which sports new and wider wraparound tail-lamps, and a restyled bumper with a more pronounce faux skid plate. The model in the renders and recently released Alcazar design sketches also sport a new alloy wheel design. The Hyundai Alcazar will compete with the like of the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and current Mahindra XUV500. Image Source You can read more about it here - Hyundai Alcazar design sketches released ahead of April debut - Autocar India
  15. Hello everyone, today in this video we are gonna talk about my experience of the 2014 Ertiga VXI CNG after 6 and a half years of ownership and 1 LAKH KMS of driving. The car has been absolutely bulletproof and never have I ever had any complaints with the car in terms of drivability. Having owned it for 6 and a half years, I also had to replace some parts like tyres, batteries, etc. I have also done a lot of road trips with this car to Pune, Lonavala, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Igatpuri, Nashik, Ratnagiri, etc. Also, with the rising costs of petrol, CNG has been very pocket friendly and is one of the best alternatives for alternative fuels. The cost of petrol in Mumbai in March 2021 stands at around ₹97 to ₹98 whereas the price for CNG is just ₹49.8!! Hope you guys like the video! Thank you so much! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsTvOoqcZzM&t=39s
  16. Toyota recently introduced the Hiace in India in select cities. Here's one of the very few units seen at a dealer yard in Gujarat. Take a look
  17. Here's a closer look at the recently-unveiled Hyundai Staria MPV. It's a replacement for the H1 / Starex MPV sold overseas and gets multiple seating options of up to 11. It sports quite a wide grille with two vertically placed rectangular-shaped headlamps positioned at each corner. It also gets a lower rear lip to facilitate ease of loading and unloading of cargo in the luggage compartment. The Staria gets a lower beltline and large windows and according to Hyundai, this has been inspired by the lounge of a cruise ship. The multi layered dashboard features a 10.25-inch floating touchscreen and ambient lighting along with a push-button gear selector, already available on other models like the current-gen Santa Fe to name a few. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/hyundai-staria-mpv-revealed-420260 Source 1 Source 2
  18. Hyundai recently unveiled the Bayon SUV which will initially go on sale as a replacement for the i20 Active in multiple international markets. The SUV has now been spotted on public roads for the first time. The Bayon shares its underpinnings with the latest i20, but gets unique exterior styling that is quite similar to the updated Kona. The interior is quite familiar looking, as most of it is a direct lift from the i20. This includes the all-black dashboard, switchgear, steering wheel and even the 10.25-inch display. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/new-hyundai-bayon-suv-revealed-420092 Source
  19. MG has revealed the facelifted Extender pick up truck, which is exclusive sold in Thailand. The facelift adds a radical new front fascia, sporting a massive hexagonal chrome grille with large horizontal slats, split headlights and a new tailgate appliqué that visually extends the taillights. Inside, the main change seems to be the addition of a new brown leather upholstery with faux carbon fibre trim. Source
  20. The Production-spec Skoda Kushaq made its world premiere as the midsize SUV is the first car to arrive from Skoda Auto Volkswagen India’s ‘India 2.0 project.
  21. Skoda recently revealed the Octavia Pro for the Chinese market. It's based on the new, fourth-gen Octavia and has been readied keeping in mind the huge demand of chauffer-driven vehicles in China. So it gets a 2,730mm wheelbase, a 44mm stretch over the standard car, taking its overall length to 4,753mm. Apart from more rear legroom, the Octavia Pro gets a similar list of features as the standard car on the inside replete with a long list of creature comforts. The Octavia Pro comes with a 12-inch touchscreen system and can also be bought with an optional 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a head-up display. Should Skoda consider bringing this to India too? You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/skoda-octavia-pro-unveiled-for-the-chinese-market-420184 Source
  22. New patent images of Hyundai's upcoming MPV have emerged online. Expected to be called the Custo, the new MPV has been developed for Asian markets. The details more-or-less stay true to what was seen on the test mule last year. No word yet on whether this will come to India. Source
  23. Hi guys1 What are you guys recently been up to? Well, I have been keeping myself busy with playing online slots on several sites. But I do think that Jammin to different types of music surely will help you cope up and give you some positive vibes despite the current situation that we are in. I also play a lot of video games and even online slot games as well. But Here are some of my post and pre pandemic jams and playlist to keep you awake and chill lol.. If you want to share yours and if you have a playlist of your own, just leave a message down below.. sharing some good vibes! Chill and Vibin beats for yall.. Rockplaylissttt
  24. IS THE NEW AETHER 450 OR 450 X WORTH BUYING? want a scooter for daily usage, should i buy a regular activa or go for an electric, if electric other than the Aether what other options are there, do let me know??
  25. it is nice to see that there are some developments from Amazon. There are just some people who have done well because there are endless possibilities when it comes to this. I know that there are people who have this kind of thing because there are just some people who will have some experiments when it comes to this but there are just some possible aspects but there are some innovations that they can create because it is nice to see. I hope that there are some positives that we can see like this because it is awesome to see.
  26. There are a lot of trends in the auto industry because some companies love to follow each other's trends. I know a lot of people will love this kind of thing when you analyze the market because there are some aspects that you do not see before. I know that there are some design things that we can talk about. There are people who love sedans and the like but they are so similar nowadays. I know that there are some possibilities that we can talk about but it is nice to see because there are just some good sedans.
  27. I know that there are a lot of electric cars that have broken through the barrier now. There were a lot of cars in the past that were supposed to be electric but the market was not friendly to that kind of thing. I hope that there are now some people who are more accepting because there are just some things that you won't see in the past. I have to thank Tesla for this kind of development because they truly started the trend of having this kind of car and the marketing made it work with a big population.
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