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  1. Meet the Archer, a modified Hyundai Creta. No chrome across the grille, a sporty front bumper, no black body cladding, rear bumper with diffuser, after-market tail-lamps, blacked-out roof and wing mirrors, and a rather noticeable roof-mounted spoiler. Let's not forget the Radi8 alloy wheels or that dual-tip Akrapovic exhaust. Cabin too hasn't been left stock, there's red leather across the dash, steering, and seats and on that point, those front seats aren't stock Creta seats either. What do you guys think? Tastefully done or does it feel overdone in some aspects? Source
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    Jeep has revealed a new Compass Night Eagle edition that it will be showcasing at Geneva. It gets 19-inch black finished alloys, gloss black trim and an all-black cabin. Take a look at the Night Eagle and other Jeeps headed to Geneva here >>
  3. The refreshed Ignis now gets reverse parking sensors, a speed alert system and a passenger side seatbelt reminder as standard with the Zeta and Alpha variants also getting roof rails as standard. There are no mechanical changes. The hatchback continues to be sold via Maruti’s Nexa premium dealerships and is now priced from Rs 4.79 lakh to Rs 7.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). More details here:
  4. Skoda has released images and details of its smallest SUV, the Kamiq, ahead of its public debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show. The new Kamiq, which sits below the Karoq and Kodiaq in Skoda’s international line-up, also hints at the first model under parent company Volkswagen’s India 2.0 plan for our market. The Kamiq gets two 1.0-litre turbo-petrol options – 95hp and 115hp – and a 1.5 TSI turbo-petrol with 150hp. The diesel offering is a 1.6 TDI with 115hp. Skoda will also offer a CNG powertrain in some international markets. Gearbox options will include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Kamiq will only be offered in front-wheel-drive format, but will also be available with an optional Sport Chassis Control, which lowers the SUV by 10mm, and includes adjustable shock absorbers. India will get a modified version of the MQB A0 platform that is meant to be used in emerging markets. For India, this architecture will be called MQB A0 IN. Skoda will showcase a close-to-production concept of the India-spec Kamiq at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 in Delhi next year. You can head here for more info: Check it out in this walk around:
  5. It is hard to say at this point if the Civic will be a success or not, Honda hasn't launched the car yet and all prices are currently just estimates. One thing to keep in mind is that if a brand has made a name for itself in a segment it is likely to perform better. The Civic made a name for itself when we had the old model and that will likely a big factor in its sales. Same is true with the City, we've had the car for multiple generations so it's got a name that people recognise while the Yaris is just the proverbial "new kid on the block".
  6. Fuel economy from a user review will give you a closer estimate of what you can expect but as I said before that the real world economy will depend on how a person drives, how much traffic he faces, commute distance etc. ARAI is a perfect world scenario.
  7. Honda says that the 1.8 petrol will return 16.5kpl (ARAI figure) which is just about 0.2kpl less than ARAI figures for the Corolla (also a 1.8-liter petrol) and the Octavia 1.4 turbo-petrol. Real world economy though will depend on how a person drives and traffic.
  8. The Citroen C5 Aircross SUV is Groupe PSA's second SUV to be spotted undergoing testing in India after the DS7 Crossback a few weeks back. Based on the same platform as the latter, the C5 Aircross made its debut in Shanghai in 2017 and is currently on sale in many European markets. At 4,500mm long, 1,840mm wide and 1,670mm high, and with a wheelbase of 2,730mm, the C5 is longer than the Hyundai Tucson and is offered with a choice of a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol, and a 1.5- and 2.0-litre diesel engines. While it's not yet known if the model will come to India, it could be a test bed for engines manufactured by Groupe PSA at the PSA AVTEC Powertrain plant in Hosur. The plant currently produces the 1.2-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines for PSA. Interestingly, the test car is registered in Tiruvallur where PSA is set to begin manufacturing its cars at CK Birla's plant. Source
  9. The 1.8 i-VTEC unit is a revised version of unit Honda offered in the 8th generation model.