Joe_M

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  1. The Kia Seltos, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti S-Presso are the latest Indian cars to be tested by Global NCAP and the results are a rather mixed bag. Three stars for the Seltos, two for the Nios and no stars for S-Presso. Videos for them are below.
  2. Received these images on Whatsapp showing the new Thar, which is due to launch in the coming months. With its positioning also expected to be as a lifestyle vehicle, in a similar move to the Thar. Which one would you prefer? From what's known, both have their own unique points on paper. However, while the actual comparison will have to wait, which do you think looks better of the two?
  3. Image source Kia has announced prices for the Sonet compact SUV with prices ranging from Rs 6.71 to 11.99 lakh for the fully-loaded model. Interestingly though they haven’t yet revealed prices for the fully-loaded petrol and diesel automatic models – we should expect those to come soon though. Full pricing details can be found here >> https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/kia-sonet-launched-at-rs-671-lakh-418633 For now, prices seem to be quite competitive though with no fully-loaded petrol and diesel auto out yet and these being introductory prices, I can't help but feel that the model could get quite pricy especially for the higher variants. However it begs the question, was it smart to list a fully-loaded GTX+ automatic in the brochure and then not reveal prices for it at the time of the launch? Also I wonder how this will affect bookings for the model? What do you people think? Decently priced or pricey?
  4. Mahindra will have quite a few accessories on offer once the new Thar goes on sale ranging from practical bits such as choice of car covers, sunshades and mud flaps to cosmetic bits such as window visors, body decals. There's also the option for the roof mounted speakers if you end up going for the base AX variant. So how do you intend to spruce up your Thar when you do buy one?
  5. The Sonet has started reaching dealerships ahead of its launch later in the month. Here are some images of a display car at a dealership. It's the GTX+ variant finished in the single-tone Beige Gold.
  6. Or you could watch the review here >> https://www.autocarindia.com/car-video-reviews/2020-honda-city-video-review-417775
  7. Autocar India has driven the new fifth-gen Honda City. You can read the review here >> https://www.autocarindia.com/car-reviews/2020-honda-city-review-test-drive-417757
  8. Honda is set to launch the all-new City in India next month. Here are some images of the car for the Indian market. Company's also conformed engine details including a new 1.5-litre petrol engine while the 1.5-litre diesel from before will also be offered. The petrol will be offered with a manual and CVT gearbox option though the diesel will remain manual only. There is set to be plenty of tech too including Honda's own connected car tech aside from bits like LED headlamps, 8.0-inch touchscreen and more.
  9. Found these on Instagram. Looks to be renderings of the next-gen Land Cruiser though with a different front end design to the images previously posted here. It does have the distinct no-nonsense SUV look to it though I don't know, the front bumper doesn't seem to do the overall look too much justice. And aside from the talk of coming with a petrol-hybrids V6 engine, there is a reference to a 3.3-litre V6 turbo diesel unit being offered in the all-new model as well. What do you guys think? Looks nice or would you change something? Image source
  10. Here are some more images of the all-new Elantra or Avante as it's known in some markets. Source
  11. Came across this on Big Boy Toyz. A Roadster version of the DC Avanti. Plenty of pics in the link below and from what I see this actually looks better than the standard Avanti. Specs seem to be standard with a four-cylinder turbo-petrol and six-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels. And this one was registered last year. Source
  12. Came across some rendering of what the new Honda City could look like as a hatchback. The renders are based on the design sketches of a City hatchback that surfaced a few months back. Looks interesting though the nose looks a little too long for the car to me atleast. What do you all think? Source
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    New Hyundai i20

    Came across this image on a Korean website. The new i20 seen undisguised on the road for the first time. The design looks quite busy especially in this white colour where the blocked out bits and full-width taillamps stand out more than in the darker colours depicted in the press images. What do you think? Source
  14. Barely launched a week back and people are already modifying their new Cretas. Here is one with 18-inch aftermarket wheels. Personally not a big fan of how the new Creta looks but I guess that's subjective. What do you guys think? Done right or overdone? Image Source
  15. Found some more deals on some Volkswagens that a Mumbai dealer is looking to liquidate ahead of the BS4 sales deadline. You can connect with the concerned dealer here >> Milind - 9167226966 Details of the cars are below: 2018 White Ameo diesel automatic - a discount of Rs 2 lakh Beige Vento diesel automatic. Year is unspecified. Rs 2.35 lakh off
  16. Here are some images of the Haval Concept H from the ongoing Auto Expo 2020. Details of the concept here>> https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/auto-expo-2020-great-wall-motor-haval-concept-h-makes-world-debut-415973
  17. Force Motors has revealed an all-new Gurkha SUV at the 2020 Auto Expo. It still looks boxy and kind of like a shrunken G-class and there's also a more hardcore jacked-up derivative on display too (4x4 square or 4x4x4 square considering force badges the standard as the Gurkha 4x4x4). More images here >> https://www.autocarindia.com/auto-images/2020-force-gurkha-image-gallery-415958
  18. Kia has officially launched the Carnival at the 2020 Auto Expo. Prices start just above the Innova Crysta, then again you do get a lot of car for the money.
  19. Hyundai is showcasing the Tuscon facelift at the 2020 Auto Expo ahead of its launch later in the year.
  20. It was called the H2X concept last year at Geneva and now it has arrived at the Auto Expo 2020 as the HBX concept. The difference? It now looks closer to a production model. Here are some images.
  21. Renault has showcased its Kwid-based electric car, the K-ZE, at the 2020 Auto Expo. The EV's powered by 33 kW (44hp)/125Nm electric motor, gets a 26.8kW battery pack and has a claimed range of 271km (NEDC). And its coming to India in the next two years. More details are here: https://www.autocarindia.com/news/auto-expo-2020-renault-k-ze-ev-showcased-415881
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    Tata Tiago

    Here is the first official image of the upcoming Tiago facelift. Looks a bit like the Altroz. Note that there are no projector headlamps - its there on the current model - and this looks to be the top-spec model. More info here >> https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/facelifted-tata-nexon-tiago-tigor-revealed-415577
  23. Found some more renders of the SUV. What do you think? Source: https://www.kolesa.ru/news/novoe-byudzhetnoe-kross-kupe-volkswagen-pervye-izobrazheniya
  24. Autocar India recently confirmed that Chinese carmaker FAW Haima Automobile will make its first India appearance at Auto Expo 2020. Just a few days ago, the carmaker revealed a new MPV – the 7X – at the 2019 Guangzhou Auto Show in China. It has a Maserati-esque grille + seating for seven. In terms of dimensions, the 7X is larger than the Toyota Innova Crysta, and is expected to come with a large touchscreen and connected car technology. Powering the 7X is a 1.6-litre T-GDI engine producing 193hp and 293Nm of torque, and it’s mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Currently, there’s no confirmation on which models Haima Automobile plans to display at Auto Expo 2020, but do you think this should be one of them? Read more here>> https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/chinas-faw-haima-to-make-india-debut-at-auto-expo-2020-415053
  25. Hyundai revealed the facelift for the Grandeur premium executive sedan in the South Korean market a few weeks back and now the model seems to have been showcased in China. The model is Hyundai’s flagship sedan in South Korean and was originally introduced back in 2016. This updated model has been given an extensively reworked interior and exterior, which could point towards Hyundai’s design language going forward. You can read more about it here >> https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/hyundai-grandeur-facelift-revealed-414757 Image source