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  1. Hey everyone we have a few popular accessories that we'd like to share! Let us know what you think! Patented technology Laser Shades Easy to install and remove Custom fit to your vehicle Block UVA & UVB rays Reduce interior temperature Durable metal frame with powder coating One year warranty
  2. I have come across some images of a new version of the Ford Endeavour called the Sport. From the images it appears that the Ford Endeavour Sport has gloss black accents all over the exterior, including the front grille, lower section of the front and rear bumpers, wheels, ORVMs, roof rails, rear strip that connects the taillights and even the faux vent on the front fender. The SUV also has a prominent 'Sport' badge on the tailgate. The Ford Endeavour Sport is expected to be launched in India soon. What do you guys think of the blacked-out Ford Endeavour Sport and would you want one of these in your driveway over the standard Endeavour?
  3. Car buying is not as easy as it used to be anymore. There are hundreds of options out there, with cars coming in all sorts of different shapes and sizes and configurations at every possible budget. Add to that the insatiable thirst of the Indian marketplace for big, imposing cars, which are also somewhat affordable and what we are left with is finally a narrower field of vision. Some of the largest and most rugged SUVs in India can be found for sale within 35lacs. To help you choose your next car, we came up with this Toyota Fortuner vs Ford Endeavour vs Volkswagen Tiguan comparison test. But why these cars only? Toyota Fortuner is an established name in India. The direct rival in its path, in terms of rugged design and utility is the Ford Endeavour. And almost out of nowhere, Volkswagen has provided us with the Tiguan which might be the most sensible choice as your daily car. Or, is it? We don't know yet, but we WILL know for sure how each car stands out in different categories which will help YOU make a better purchase for yourself, if not THE best. The new Toyota Fortuner makes the most sense, the earlier Fortuner was good, so this must be great too, right? Yes, and no. See, the problem is that the previous Fortuner was a great car, for its price. In a segment which was dominated by Honda CRV and Hyudai Tucson at one point of time, Fortuner stood out like a body-builder on steroids in a room full of skinny teens. Its road presence, and the overall package made people overlook its shortcomings like slow speed ride quality and the interiors, which were more like the Toyota Innova, which at the time came at under 15lacs and was a budget minivan. It was tough to call it a premium package, even at that price. And that is exactly why the new Fortuner has come into being. In the looks department, Toyota decided to look towards its Lexus brand for inspiration. If the curves of the older Toyota Fortuner reminded you of the Toyota Corolla, the creases of the new one would remind you of the Lexus RX, somewhat. The Toyota Fortuner now is even more imposing than before and boasts a more striking design, busy and not so easy on the eyes. Now that you know that you will turn heads in the Fortuner, let's head over to the more important bits. It is impressive on the outside, but what about the Fortuner's interiors? Interiors are good, but again, not for the price. With the top-of-the-line Fortuner closing in at roughly 32lacs, we expect a little more than exposed wires in the glove-box and a lack of use of metal components. The interiors sure feel luxurious and upmarket, but a little more attention to detail would not have bothered anyone. Toyota Fortuner's specifications: So, what do you get mechanically for that price? The Fortuner is available with a 2.7-l petrol and a 2.8-l diesel engine. The 2.7-l petrol unit is capable of 164bhp and 245Nm of torque. The larger diesel mill produces 175bhp and a whopping 450Nm of torque. It is worth mentioning here that only the 2.8-l diesel unit is available with 4x4. Manual and Automatic versions are available for both, petrol and diesel. The prices for all the three SUVs would be listed together towards the end of the article. The Ford Endeavour has no chance to survive in front of the Fortuner, or does it? Ford could not win a court-case against a spice-powder manufacturer for the name Everest, yeap, that is what the Endeavour is called in other markets, then how can we expect it to win against the segment leader, the Fortuner? Here's the deal. This is where things get real. The forums are all tilted towards the Fortuner, however, when it comes to driving off the tarmac, the Endeavour will DESTROY the Fortuner. Ultimately, these are Sport Utility Vehicles, emphasis 'Sport'. The Endeavour and the Fortuner, both are really capable off-road. The Fortuner comes with features like rear axle diff lock, Hill Start Assist Control, Hill Descent Control and Active Traction Control. The Ford Endeavour also comes with roughly the same features, it gets 225mm ground clearance, 5 mm more than the Fortuner, though. What the Endeavour also comes with is a Terrain Management System with three settings: Snow mode keeps RPMs low for greater control, while enhanced ABS and torque control help minimize wheel slip; Sand mode provides you with a more aggressive torque transfer, a more sensitive throttle response, and even wheel slip to keep the momentum going; Rock mode keeps 4WD in first gear for greater control and maximises ABS and torque transfer to help you navigate through gravel, rocks and the kind. However, what actually sets the Endeavour apart from the Fortuner is this: Ford Endeavour's specifications are something which are yet to be seen in a SUV of this budget. The top-end Endeavour comes with a 3.2-l diesel with roughly 200hp and 470Nm of torque. The Endeavour is higher than the Fortuner by 5mm, has 25bhp more, and an extra 20Nm of torque. The final nail in the coffin is the fact that the Endeavour is also lighter by 340kg. Add to this the 800mm water wading capability of the Endeavour and it is clear which SUV is winning off-road. But, there are things which even the Endeavour doesn't do well. Interiors of the Ford Endeavour are elegant, just like its exteriors. They are in no way flamboyant. And as for the touchscreen infotainment system, it does not get Apple CarPlay OR Android Auto. The best thing about the inside is the neat instrument cluster. It has screens on either side of the speedo which sits in the middle, providing you all sorts of information. Even the tachometer appears among other readouts, which can be seen one at a time. And then there's the little issue of fuel economy. The 200hp 3.2-l diesel unit burns a liter of fuel every 10.9km, which is roughly 16% lesser than that of the Toyota Fortuner, which gives 12 kilometers to the liter. Which one is for you then? If you want a product which is classy and elegant, then the Ford Endeavour makes a lot of sense. If you need something which shouts 'Look at me!', you might go for the Toyota Fortuner. Ford Endeavour is your no frills SUV, it will get you anywhere, even in some places where the Fortuner might not, because of its higher torque and bhp figures. The overall fit and finish of the Endeavour is better, however, the interiors of the Fortuner impress more. If you live in the city rather than the suburbs, then your choice may be different. Actually, here's the truth. Neither of them fit in with the city environment. The low mileage is only expected to fall further in the city, and their enormous proportions are exaggerated in traffic. Moreover, flyovers don't require Hill Descend Control or 4x4. Sure, you can go for the less powerful variants of these SUVs, and can use them as limos, but since these are driver oriented machines, the concrete jungle is just not their habitat. However, that has not stopped people from buying them. In fact, they have been selling pretty well. However, there's a game changer among us. With dimensions similar to that of the Tucson, and priced with the Fortuner and the Endeavour, and made to target the luxury segment, the Volkswagen Tiguan seems to have it all. It's rivals help define what IT really is. If backseat comfort is your priority, then the Volkswagen Tiguan is for you. Moreover, despite being a crossover, you can not call it an overpriced hatchback by ANY means. It is loaded with features not seen on either of the previous discussed SUVs. The Toyota and the Ford look like what an American football player would buy, the Tiguan however, looks like it is the daily vehicle of choice of some model, who happens to tackle some mud and bogs on the way to the location of the photoshoot. It makes the large SUVs look absolutely brash, that's how good it is. And its strongest point is its pedigree. Thanks to the tech which has been derived from cars like this: Tiguan's specifications are its strongest point. You can pretty much be assured that the Tiguan is really capable. It looks soft on the eyes, seats just 5, and moreover is low slung, and it is in fact a crossover. But don't be fooled by its resume. The Tiguan comes with the 4motion technology, which transfers torque according to grip levels to individual wheels in real time. It always helps that the Audi S1 Quattro was a part of the Volkswagen group. AWD has been a strong point common to many cars, right from the humble Tiguan to the big Bentleys. It also has a Drive Mode Selector which allows you to choose from four presets- Normal, Offroad, Offroad Individual and Snow. It also comes with Hill Descent Control. But there's more. It also comes with a panoramic sunroof, 6 airbags, ABS, ESP, and despite being loaded with way more features, it weighs just a tad more than the Fortuner. A 2.0-l TDI diesel enable the Tiguan to produce 141bhp and 340Nm of torque, which is quite sufficient for it. Where it trumps the bigger trucks is its mileage, returning 17 kilometers to the liter. That is hatchback territory. Here's the bottom-line. If sales figures are anything to go buy, the Toyota Fortuner is your choice of ride, hands down. It largely dominates the market. It is no doubt, a great SUV. If you need some flash and dash, there is no better SUV in this price segment that attracts eyes quite like the Fortuner does. However, if you really need to go off the road, the Endeavour is the SUV to go for. After beating around the bush, the little fact that Endeavour is lighter, more powerful and equally equipped, has finally surfaced. The Fortuner is great, no doubt, it is just that the Endeavour is a tad more capable. So, how does the Tiguan fit into the comparison? As discussed earlier, the Tiguan too is well-equipped for off-road use. However, its weight and ground clearance bring it down when it comes to mud bogging. It is the ideal car to go for in the city, that is for sure. If your daily runabout does not require a massive SUV, then the Tiguan is for you. What the sales figures show is that the market is not yet ready to pay this amount of money for a Volkswagen yet. Price is what made the Volkswagen Phaeton a flop in the Indian market, and that trend seems to have infested the sales of the Tiguan too. However, if you are able to look past the price, it is a really capable machine. Here's a link to the original article:
  4. I came across a heavily modified, military-spec version of the Ford F150 Raptor which has been built by Mil-Spec Automotive, a company known for its hardcore conversions. The F150 continues to use a 507hp, 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine, though it has been fitted with reworked suspension which has been specifically designed for improved off-road use. Visually too, it features a stealthy dark grey exterior finish with additional LED light bars, new bumpers, off-road wheels and tyres, reworked pick-up bed, roof rack and new side steps. What do you guys think of this Ford F150? IMAGE SOURCE
  5. Ford's first electric SUV - the Mustan Mach-E has just been confirmed today and some information about the SUV was leaked online via Ford's website. from this information, we can make a quick comparison to see how its 3 variants stack up against its main rival, the Tesla Model Y. SOURCE Ford Mustang Mach-E Select Tesla Model Y Standard Range Plus Price: $43,895 (Rs 31.48 lakh) $43,000 (Estimated) (Rs 30.83 lakh) Range: 370km (EPA) 370km (EPA) 0-60 mph: mid 5-second 5.9 seconds Cargo Space: 59.6 cubic feet 66 cubic feet Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium Tesla Model Y Long Range RWD Price: $50,600 (Rs 36.28 lakh) $48,000 (Rs 34.42 lakh) Range: 483km (EPA) 483km (EPA) 0-60 mph: mid 5-second 5.5 seconds Cargo Space: 59.6 cubic feet 66 cubic feet Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Tesla Model Y Performance Price: $60,500 (Rs 43.39 lakh) $61,000 (Rs 43.75 lakh) Range: 378km (EPA) 450km (EPA) 0-60 mph: mid 3-second 3.5 seconds Cargo Space: 59.6 cubic feet 66 cubic feet
  6. Compact SUV sales have exploded in the car industry over the last few years and are continuing to grow. Customers who want the feel of big chunky SUV but cannot afford the price tag can live their dreams with the compact SUV Segment. And it is no surprise to see companies like Ford are bringing small cross-overs in the market. Ford needs to compete at this small scale to remain competitive. The SUV's footprint is very similar to B segment cars like Fiesta. The new Ford Ecosport stands truly on its name. It is sporty, a compact crossover with a lot of storage spaces and a snazzy side-hinged rear hatch which is perfect for a small mid-size family budget. The 2017- Ecosport carries a new set of technology that makes driving more safer and convenient than ever. It has a BLIS ( Blind Spot Information System) with traffic alerts and use sensors to alert you for your blind spots. Ford Ecosport 2017 Exterior:- From the moment you look at it, you can immediately tell the subcompact SUV is a “Ford”. The front fascia in fact shouts “Ford”. It features a horizontal slat with Ford's signature grille. Something fairly unique to this front end is the way the A-pillars are curved at the bottom to give it a more sleek and muscular look. Moving towards the sides we see the mild Body-lines starting from the front quarter panel and merging with the tail-lamps. It also features an electrically operated sun-roof. Ford Ecosport 2017 Interior:- When you see a compact cross-over, it’s easy to imagine that it would be difficult to find a comfortable space, but Ford has done a commendable job of finding passenger space. The rear seats are particularly impressive for the class. Ford has used a basic instrument cluster with a large speedometer and tachometer. The model also gets an 8- inch display with Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system, which is mounted on top of the dash. The center console has a simplistic design with the BVAC controls front and center. Ford Ecosport 2017 Competition:- Ford Ecosport 2017 will compete in the Compact SUV segment against the Honda WR-V, Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster. Tata Nexon Renault Captur Honda WRV Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Thank-You very much if you like this please comment and share your views.
  7. Hello everyone, My 2016 Ford Ecosport 1.5 TDCi is due for 40,000 km service. Ford recommended oil is 3.8 litres of 5w30 ACEA a5/b5 wss-m2c913-c. I have following options, none of which is wss-m2c913-c - 1) Amsoil Diesel Signature series 5w30 acea E6,7,9 API CK4 - 3800 for 3.78 ltr 2) Amsoil Turbo truck Diesel oil 5w40 API CK4 - 2700 for 3.78 ltrs 3) Amsoil Signature series 5w30 a5/b5 API SN+ - 3900 for 3.78 ltrs 4) Mobil 1 Newer Vehicle formula 5w30 - 3000 for 4 ltr (-100 discount on Flipkart) 5) Liqui Moly New Generation 5w30 - 3500 for 4 ltr 6) Motul 8100 X-cess 5w40 - 2700 for 4 Ltr Or should I just go with the only wss-m2c913-c option available in market i.e. 7) Mobil Super 3000 X1 5w30 - 1600 for 3.5 ltrs
  8. Mahindra and Ford have announced their partnership a few months ago. According to that partnership, the two firms will co-develop a mid-size C-segment SUV for which the platform and powertrain will be provided by Mahindra. Here are some renders of what the SUV could look like once complete. What do you guys think of the rendering? SOURCE
  9. Tata teases the upcoming Tigor refresh by taking a dig at the recently launched updated Ford Aspire. What does this show? For more details on the updates Tigor, you can head here: