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    Looks great
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    Volkswagen Polo/ Vento to get another update

    Volkswagen is readying another update to its ageing Polo and Vento range in the Indian market. This time, the refreshed Polo will not get just cosmetic tweaks, but will also see mechanical changes. A new set of images surfaced online give us the best look at the upcoming Polo and Vento. First up, the updated cars get new front styling which is quite similar to the high-performance limited edition Volkswagen GTI hatchback. Additionally, both cars get alloy wheels with grey finish and other minor cosmetic tweaks inside out. Under the hood, the TSI variants of the Polo and Vento will get a new BS-VI compliant 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit replacing the 1.2-litre motor and also the 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine. The new VW 1.0-litre TSI motor is from the EA211 series and is likely to come with a 94hp as well as a 115hp version, depending on the model. Apart from the Polo and Vento, this new engine will also see duty on the Skoda Rapid in future. This new engine will be locally assembled in India as part of the brand’s India 2.0 strategy that also includes market introduction of future models like the Volkswagen T-Cross SUV and the Virtus sedan. While the made-for India SUVs from VW Group India (T-Cross and Skoda Kamiq) will use the 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine, the smaller 1.0-litre TSI motor will power the Volkswagen Virtus sedan that will come a little later to replace the Vento. What are your opinions on the Volkswagen Polo/ Vento update?
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    Current Vehicle Recalls

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    Tata Altroz spotted testing in Pune

    Tata Altroz spotted testing multiple times in Pune as Launch nears...
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    Maruti Suzuki XL6

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    Spy pics: New Hyundai Kona SUV

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    New MG Hector SUV

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    New MG Hector SUV

    MG has ticked all the right boxes. Price, Features, Panoramic Sunroof, Connected Car Tech, Loads of Chrome (very tastefully done), punchy engines with hybrid and DCT gearbox. One thing missing is enthusiastic driving experience. But how many actually want that in India? Very few. So MG has gone with the trend to provide plush and superior experience rather than for people who love handling while driving
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    New MG Hector SUV

    YouTube video screen grab.
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    Bookings start July 2019 onwards Love it's styling
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    Revolt RV 400 electric bike

    Revolt Motors has just revealed its first electric bike for India, the RV 400. You can pre-book the bike on Amazon for an amount of Rs 1,000. The bikes will only be available in Delhi, followed by NCR, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ahmedabad and Chennai in the next four months and deliveries are expected to begin in July 2019. The bike also has a limited top sped of 85kph and a claimed range of 156Km. What do you guys think of this new electric bike? You can read more about it here - https://www.autocarindia.com/bike-news/revolt-rv-400-electric-bike-pre-bookings-open-on-june-25-413147
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    The Maxus D90 looks quite promising as its proportions and overall appearance are very eye-pleasing. In this specification, I do believe the styling looks a bit over the top, but It still comes across as a handsome SUV. Also, if I'm not wrong, it trumps its competitors in terms of its dimensions. Hopefully, it comes equipped with a good engine and gearbox combination. Hence in my personal opinion, this SUV will be a good fit and a valuable addition to MG India's line-up, though only if the pricing is competitive and the fit and finish if on par with the competition if not better.
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    Breaking News !

    Thanks a lot for sharing this information. I thought that Maruti has already announced the date of launch for this SUV. I was not able to find any exact price or launch date details and so did I asked the same.
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    Breaking News !

    Can't edit my earlier post hence adding. I will take this news with a pinch of salt. I think Maruti will stop offering diesel in small cars (Ignis, Swift, Baleno etc) but same will be offered in their bigger cars like Ciaz, Ertiga, Brezza and S-Cross. Stopping diesel offering by Maruti means a complete stop to Brezza and S-Cross sales, which I very much doubt they can do or afford to do.
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    Pics of Modified cars in INDIA

    Here is a video of a Tata Harrier with a contrast roof (dual tone scheme) and some aftermarket decals on it. The grille has also got a splash of colour and the standard alloy wheels have black accents. What do you guys think of this mod job?
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    This Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, in all honestly looks like a mix of the Audi Q8, Bentley Betayga, and VW Touareg. In my opinion, the overall boxy shape doesn't lend itself well to a Coupe look, that's not to say it looks bad, it's just not my cup of tea. My opinion might just change if I ever get to see it in person.
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    2,01,634 km Volkswagen Vento 1.6 TDI

    Hello everyone, This is Rajeev Lama and I am updating after a long time. To be honest it’s been almost 5-6 years since my introduction to AutocarIndia. Life got busy but whenever I used to get free time I would hit the road and have been driving My Vento 1.6 TDI (NL-01H 4200)like crazy for the last 6-7 years and it has never disappointed. I have been doing road trips for 1000 km at a stretch and till date, my car never stopped nor gave me any tantrums or issues J. Like Volkswagen says “only Volkswagen can built Volkswagen” I would say yes they do J I have happily covered 2,01,634 kilometers till date on stock clutch, gearbox and the engine which has not been touched at all and trust me all these kilometers are mine meaning solo driving. JThe car still pulls like a dream and the mileage is almost the same. I have been into two accidents with this car. Once I was doing 140kmph on four lane highway and a bull came from nowhere and that poor chap got hit and lucky me only my bonnet got damaged as I happen to hit him on his belly. He was thrown about 10-15 feet and I don’t know whether he survived or not but I still feel bad when I have to think about it. but I still manage to drive the car till the service station where I was told that my carrier also broke and radiator too has developed some cracks and I need to replace them. I told them to do whatever is necessary and they did the same. Secondly, on a rainy day I was on the four lane highway doing around 120kmph which was not constructed fully and it had heaps of muds on road on left and on the right side. Somehow, I just happen to go over one and damage my bumper Jand the bumper got changed. Beside these nothing serious happened and those two incident never stopped me from hitting the highway. Other than 15000km interval servicing things that were changed as per the manual I guess were, timing belt at 1,20,000 km (there were no issue with the belt) but I was told that its mandatory at 1,20,000 km to change so I did. Water pump at around 1,40,000 km as the service guy told me that it’s a wearable part so I need to change so I did that also. Three ugly scene that actually happed at the service center which I came to know later. #1 I still remember the odometer reading as 1,38,000 km or somewhere around that, battery issue came up and it needed replacement which I did. On close inspection, I found out that my battery had been swapped at the service center as the manufacturing year (2010) of the battery and the car manufacturing year (2011) was different and it had a lot of gap (. But since, I was outstation I couldn’t do anything and I was out for quite sometime and I lost the interest to follow up #2 The other thing that was changed at service center was my engine insulator (I don’t know what it’s called the thing which is on the bonnet) which they replaced with an old torn one taking away my new one. #3 I had once complained about the rattling sound coming from the engine side and they told me that it’s the steering box issue. And since the car was in warranty I told them to do whatever is necessary and get it sorted. They actually raised the issue but my steering rack was never changed as it was taking time and I had to drive back home. They told me that I could change it next time to which I happily said okay and left. But when I visited the service center for the next servicing, I told them to change my steering box as well but to my utter surprise they told me that its already done and it’s in their system too. I had an argument but I couldn’t prove it. I was really pissed off but I couldn’t do anything as I didn’t have much idea how to follow up. Apart from these there were many small niggling issues but it just didn’t bother me as I loved the car and its built quality and I had full trust that it would never fail me and it did not even once. From my experience, I found out that it’s not the company that’s at fault but it’s the service engineer/mechanics. I don’t think that they should be called service engineers as they don’t know things properly nor they care for others car. They have this attitude of theirs and they always say “HOJAYEGA” and they tend to break some parts while opening and fitting things. I need some expert advice as I want to retain the car forever and keep driving. Things that needed to be done now and checked, replaced if I have to any parts so that I can continue to drive with any worries. I will keep updating and thanks for reading J
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    Hey... Recently I had done servicing of my CB Hornet 160 R bike from the garage nearby me. The servicing mainly included checking brakes for both front as well as back tyres which got fixed up and there was a need to change engine oil of my bike. Since it was my second time for servicing I hardly had any idea about engine oil. My service mechanic suggested me to go for Divyol Spin X4 20W40 engine oil as he had been using the same for his previous Honda customers and so I agreed to do the same. Now I found my bike running at its smoothest speed without any rugged noise and giving perfect mileage. Please suggest me whether should I continue or replace it???
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    All-new Maruti Ertiga launched

    this car has strong potential to compete with rivals, maruti need to improve its Ground Clearance and quality of Plastic used .........
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    Pics of Modified cars in INDIA

    The modifications seem well done and this definitely looks more aggressive than the stock car. the only thing I feel looks a little out of place are the dual exhaust cutouts on the rear bumper. Though apart from that, it is a very unique look for the Marazzo.
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    In my honest opinion, if Hyundai can equip the QXi well, then it should have no issues taking on the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Keeping in mind that Hyundai has delivered some very excellent interiors on its budget offerings. This paired with the fact that Hyundai will offer the SUV with a dual-clutch automatic gearbox should make it the go-to automatic vehicle in the segment provided its priced competitively. The engines seem to be potent enough to compete in the segment. Only time will tell how strong a package this SUV will end up being, but the way it is shaping up, I believe at the very least it will put up a strong fight.
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    Hi Experts, I own Hyundai Verna Fluidic. Launched in 2011, it was feature loaded. But mp3 play over Bluetooth did not support change of tracks via controls on steering or audio system. Although there is a hack of Apple users to use iPod cable received with the same but it would be nice to have controls change songs via Bluetooth. Android users have no luck here. In 2014, Fluidic verna received a small upgrade where the same music system’s software was updated and supported the change track functionality. How can I update my system to this latest firmware? Firmware update requires USB / CD. We can check firmware by - Turn off radio Long Press 1. Keep 1 pressed and now press 6. To enter setup - Long press 1 and then press 4. Leave 1 and 4 simultaneously and immediately press 1 four times. Press 2 to update firmware OR press 5 to update Bluetooth. My firmware is : PA710RBIGBT S/W : v1.00.GEN EEPROM : RB20KG47 BT : 3.12.2 VERNA Can someone help me update the system? Also can someone follow same steps and post verions in their verna?
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    Tyre Guide

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=85 I thought this was interesting for those who run tires down the the tread limits: Stopping a Car Even though the speed to begin braking the 3,400-pound BMW sedan was 20 mph higher than the 50-0 mph braking tests we conduct at The Tire Rack, the braking forces developed by the new tires felt reminiscent of full tread depth tires weve experienced on our home track. The car pitched forward as the brakes were applied, quickly took a set and slowed the car with authority. After repeated runs we learned that the average stopping distance for the new tires from 70 mph was 195.2-feet in 3.7-seconds. Testing tires with the 2/32-inch minimum legal tread depth taught us the probable origin of the drivers accident report statement, "I hit the brakes hard, but nothing happened." There was a perceptible delay while waiting for the braking forces to grow after initiating the stop. Looking at the graphs recorded by the DriftBox confirmed this discomforting situation when we realized we were still traveling at about 55 mph on the tires with 2/32-inch of remaining tread depth when we reached the same distance it took the new tires to bring the BMW to a complete stop! This time the repeated runs taught us that the average stopping distance for the still legal 2/32-inch deep treaded tires from 70 mph had almost doubled to 378.8-feet and took 5.9 agonizing seconds to accomplish. We had the same car and the same brakes, but the tires with minimum legal tread depths werent able to generate enough traction on the wet road to bring us to a quicker stop. FuelRunGod2007-08-26 10:32:48