Anand Sivaraj

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  1. Yamaha by introducing FZ25, created a new segment "affordable 250cc". Its high time that Honda intoduces CB 250 F Twister model to heat up the competition. Just sharing a link of a comparision between the Brazil version of yamaha and honda counterpart Guys lets discuss.
  2. Maruti launches Ertiga at Rs. 5.89 lakh Maruti has launched the Ertiga MPV with introductory prices of Rs. 5.89 lakh for LXi, Rs.6.60 lakh for VXi, Rs.7.30 lakh for ZXi, Rs.7.30 lakh for LDi, Rs.7.90 lakh for VDi, and Rs.8.45 lakh for ZDi. Powered by next generation K-series 1.4litre V V T engine, Ertiga will offer a mileage of 16.02 kmpl. It will be available in diesel variant as well, powered by the 1.3 DDiS engine inherited from SX4. It will give a mileage of 20.77 kmpl.
  3. Hyundai Unveils 1.2-Litre T-GDI Engine It
  4. Facelifted Hyundai i20 LHD model with LED clusters spotted with no camouflage Without the flood lights and the booth babes, we
  5. New Hyundai Fluidic (Facelift) i20 interiors. Just few tweaks here and there, addition on information display between speedo & tacho meters is good, can we expect these changes in india specific model.
  6. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is readying for the launch of a new sports bike next month. The forthcoming product, the country's third largest two-wheeler producer said, would take on Bajaj Auto's freshly-introduced product under the KTM brand. The CBR 150R of the Japanese subsidiary to be launch in March is priced at about Rs 115,000, pitting it directly against the KTM Duke 200 (Rs 117,000). Only last month had Bajaj Auto, India's second largest two-wheeler maker, launched the Austrian-brand street bike. The CBR 150R, powered by engine of around 150cc, is a downsized clone of the popular CBR 250R that HMSI sells at little over Rs 145,000. The new bike will also compete against Yamaha's R15 sports bike, which recently received a face-lift and is priced at Rs 107,000. Though Bajaj's KTM bike offers better power with a slightly bigger engine in straight comparison, HMSI chose to price its CBR 150R at a premium than Yamaha and fractionally lower than KTM Duke. HMSI had showcased the CBR 150R at the Auto Expo early last month without disclosing price details. The bike, which will be fully built in India, had received strong response from the visitors, according to company officials. The company hopes to sell more than 3,500 units of the CBR 150R every month after its launch. Currently, Yamaha's R15 version 2.0 clocks sales of around 3,000 units per month. This will be the third new offering by HMSI this year after it launched a face-lifted Dio with a new engine this month. The Delhi-based company, which recently overtook Chennai-based TVS Motors to claim the third spot, has lined up seven new products for launch this year. The company has lined up a face-lifted CBR 250R model for launch by this month-end. The new 2012 edition, also show-cased at the Auto Expo, will be dearer by Rs 1,500 offering a new colour combination. Naresh Rattan, vice-president, sales and marketing, HMSI said the company was due to launch the CBR 250R shortly in the market. "The new bike has gone under production by the middle of this month," he added. The CBR 250R has seen some substantial slide in sales in the recent months. The company saw sales of under 140 units of the bike in January as against its usual tally of around 2,500-3,000 units every month. "There is no dearth of demand for premium priced bikes in India despite a broader slowdown in demand for the commuter bikes witnessed by a few players," Rattan noted. "The market is growing rapidly even is such times." HMSI is phasing out the current generation of the bike from the distribution channels before trying to launch a face-lifted version. Further, the company has been facing problems regarding components supplies from Thailand. "There have been issues relating to components shortage due to the recent floods in Thailand which has impacted local production," revealed Rattan. "This matter is being sorted out before we launch the new version." Besides the commuter segment bikes, the company is lining up latest versions of imported models, such as the CB1000R and the CBR Fireblade for launch.
  7. <h2>India-spec Renault Duster gets 1.5L petrol engine</h2>Industry sources have told Indian Autos Blog that Renault India will launch the Duster in the Indian market with a 1.5-liter petrol engine. Following the trail of Renault-Nissan in India leads you to its native place
  8. 1 Liter Ford EcoBoost Turbopetrol engine powering the 2012 EcoSport Crossover to feature the OverBoost function! There
  9. No doubt, the Fiat Linea is the most gorgeous looking car in the Indian market on sale today. Its heart melting curves, beautiful stance and a sultry Italian design definitely means
  10. A speculative render of the 2013 Fiat Linea Sedan. The car in the picture looks heavily inspired by Alfa Romeo, a luxury sports car marque under the Fiat umbrella. Apparently, this is how the future Fiat Linea will look. The 2013 Linea is speculated to be showcased at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Motor Show and might feature a Multiair(Fiat acronym for a turbopetrol with variable valve technology) engine. Going by the looks of it and the scheduled arrival into international markets as the 2013 model of the Linea, don
  11. Renault will launch the Duster with five variants which include a base 1.6-litre petrol at a price of approximately Rs 7 lakh and the 1.5-litre diesel that currently powers the Fluence. The diesel engine will be available in two states of tune
  12. Skoda Rapid launched at Rs 6.75 Skoda has launched the Rapid saloon in India at a starting price of Rs 6.75 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The Rapid is available in both petrol and diesel engine options, and offered with manual and automatic variants. Built on the same platform as the Vento (code: VW251), the Skoda iteration (code SK: 251) shares most mechanical bits with the VW saloon which includes engines as well. Hence, the Rapid is powered by the same 1.6 petrol and diesel motors both of which develop 105bhp, but in a slightly different state of tune. In the looks department, the headlights, the grille and the fogs are similar to Skoda
  13. SCOOP! Ford EcoSport coming next year The next big thing from Ford since the Figo. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre, 90bhp diesel motor, will be priced around Rs 7-9 lakh. 2012 launch. The new Fiesta may not have taken off quite as strongly as Ford expected it to, but the American carmaker still has a couple of aces up its sleeve. One of them is the yet-to-be-revealed EcoSport. Known internally as the B515, this next-generation EcoSport will be unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo, followed by a launch in Brazil in the first few months of the year. The current EcoSport is quite popular in Brazil and since India has similar market dynamics to Brazil, Ford is hoping to replicate that success here. The EcoSport is built on Ford
  14. Exactly that's is what i thought at the first look, it look like fluidic i20, if it is priced much higher than Nissan Micra then Renault atleast have to change the power trains , but that aren't gonna happen. Renault has to introduce Duster first before doing the cut-copy-paste work. Price will decide Pulse!
  15. According to me The car looks like a product of MSI A-star and Hyundai i20. As the discussion goes, FIAT and Mitsubishi doing same mistake, they lack in ASS and both paired into to a non beneficial partnership and not for the partner.(joint-venture) and they're not bringing up their new products, still we're having a decade old lancer model and FIAT still not bringing up the 1.6 multijet engine, and not updating(like punto) its stable.
  16. Globally, the trend of small superminis is catching up with developed markets like US and UK shifting their likings to hatchbacks. Embracing the trend is Mitsubishi which will showcase its new small car Mirage at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Mirage is the production version of the Global Small Concept that was first shown in Geneva earlier this year. This B segment hatchback measures 3,710mm long, 1,665mm wide and 1490mm high and is specifically developed for the emerging markets. As one can see, the production version is nowhere near to the concept version that was showcased in Geneva. The styling is considerable toned down to makes sure that the cost doesn
  17. Yamaha, the famous Japanese based motorcycle manufacturer is planning to tie-up with Mahindra 2-Wheelers to become more successful in the 150cc segment. The partnership could also help Yamaha to promote its range of scooters that Yamaha is planning to bring to India soon. The tie-up is mostly related to the utilization of manufacturing facilities and marketing strategies to rival the likes of Suzuki, Honda, Bajaj and Hero who have already have a very strong presence in that segment. Sources close to the development have revealed that the comprehensive discussions are still going on. Yamaha is a company with many investors so the situation is a bit complicated and there is not going to be a straight forward outcome soon enough. Till date, nothing has been finalised. The talks have not reached the investment stage as of now. Mahindra 2-Wheelers can be in equal benefit with this tie-up to re-enter the market after its first product, the Stallio failed miserably in the market forcing the company to withdraw the bike at one point of time. The partnership could also result in some kind of technology sharing or licensing agreement where either one will have the opportunity to use its partner
  18. Talks are on between Yamaha and Mahindra 2 Wheeler Company to form a partnership whereby Yamaha could compete with both Honda and Suzuki in India. Though talks are yet to be finalized, if this deal is effective it would mean that Yamaha success in the 150cc bike segment and Mahindra
  19. Ford had announced eight new models for India by 2015, one of which (the all new Fiesta) has already been launched. This leaves us with seven models in the next three years, few of which are certain (Focus, Mondeo, Fiesta Hatchback). Ford has clearly mentioned that they plan to expand market share by launching new models which will help them increase their sales. Cars like the Mondeo will not contribute much to Ford
  20. Just another micra with new head lamps and tail lamps. Front looks more like Hyundai i10, renault could've come up with an innovative product, but no wrong in making another cosmetic job with micra, because in India we've same diesel engines(1.3fiat and 1.5renault) running across different cars and VW and Skoda just differs in badges and its is successfully accepted by the customers. So Nissan might have a dent in their sales charts. Hope Renault price it aggressively and increase their dealer network and service centers. Why Renault not bringing Cilo here to India guys i want answers? Anand Sivaraj2011-10-30 16:41:17
  21. The official unveiling of the refreshed Audi A4 is complete in Europe with the car sporting a redesigned grille, revised headlamps and new hood. The 2012 model also gets a new diffuser, redesigned tail lamps and a dual exhaust. No word on the prices yet but don
  22. Updated Audi A4 breaks cover Audi has revealed a face-lifted version of its A4 saloon. The updated A4 will be a key rival to the recently revealed, sixth-generation BMW 3-series and the recently-updated Mercedes-Benz C-class. The reworked A4 gains a host of detailed styling and changes to its interior
  23. Renault's new small car to be called Pulse, will be unveiled on the 29th