Friday, September 12, 2008

honda jazz

Honda, which made Japan known as world leader in small car making, is also ready to enter the Indian small car market with the launch of Jazz next year. Recently, the Jazz Concept was adjudged the Japanese Car of the Year 2007-08.

Honda's second generation Jazz's has all

Appealing packaging

Stylish exteriors

Excellent fuel efficiency

Space with good head and leg room

Great performance

Price: Rs 5-7 lakh

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Upcoming Cars in India


Aston Martin AMV8 Vantage Luxury Car
Audi AG RF4 Premium Car
Bentley Brooklands coupe Luxury Car
BMW Minis Luxury Car
Chevrolet M 300 Mid Size Car
Chevrolet Cruse Luxury Car
Daewoo World Truck Commercial Vehicle
Ford Motor Co. Focus Premium Car
Fiat Linea Mid Size Car
Fiat Grand Punto Mid Size Car
Fiat Bravo Mid Size Car
General Motors Hummer Luxury Car
General Motors Cadillac Luxury Car
Hindustan Motors Outlander SUV
Hindustan Motors Grandis SUV
Honda Motors Jazz Small Car
Hyundai Motor Co. Avante Premium Car
Hyundai Motor Co. Santa Fe SUV
Hyundai Motor Co. i20, i30, i40 Mid Size Car
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Splash Mid Size Car
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd A-Star Mid Size Car
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Kazshi Luxury Car
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Escudo SUV
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd M800 Uniq Small Car
Mahindra Ingenio SUV
Mahindra Hybrid Scorpio SUV
Mercedes Benz C-Class Luxury Car
Mitsubishi Evolution X Luxury Car
Mitsubishi Icar Mid Size Car
Mitsubishi Gallant Premium Car
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Premium Car
Nissan Livina SUV
Nissan Infiniti G35 Mid Size Car
Reva Electric Car Co. Spl.Ed Small Car
Renault Megane SUV
Renault Sandero Luxury Car
Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe Luxury Car
Skoda Auto Roomster SUV
Tata Motors Elegante Mid Size Car
Tata Motors Nano Small Car
Tata Motors Air car OneCat Small Car
Tata Motors Xenon Commercial Vehicle
Toyota Lexus LS 460 Luxury Car
Toyota Corolla CNG Premium Car
Toyota Fortuner SUV
Volkswagen Polo Premium Car
Volkswagen New Beetle Small Car
Volkswagen UP Luxury Car
Volkswagen Tiguan Luxury Car
Volkswagen Phaeton Luxury Car
Volvo C30, C70 Luxury Car

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New ford fiasta 1.6S

New ford fiasta 1.6S

Along with this facelift, Ford has introduced a new sport variant called Fiesta 1.6S. The styling of this sporty variant is accentuated with unique bumper treatments, a sports body kit which extends from the bumpers through the bodyside rocker moulding, a new rear spoiler and chrome tipped exhaust.Fiesta 1.6S gets five-spoke, 15-inch alloy wheel. The suspension of the new Fiesta 1.6 S has been precisely tuned to provide a higher level of driver-machine interaction. This gives Fiesta 1.6 S thebest steering and suspension control in the segment. According toFord, the new Fiesta 1.6S clocks 0-100kmph in just 11 seconds The Fiesta 1.6 S gets Ebony and Jasper Blue interiors combined with a liquid metal audio surround and central console. Along with the SXI series, Fiesta 1.6 S feature advanced CD audio units with MP3 capability and a dedicated audio input jack for iPods and similar MP3 players. Along with other colours, the new Fiesta 1.6 S is offered in bright, eye-catching Aquarius.



Name:Fiesta 1.6
Model:Duratec S
Car Body Type:Sedan
Segment:C Segment
Top Speed:176


Displacement:1596cc, 4 Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type:Petrol
Maximum Power:101bhp@6500rpm
Maximum Torque:14.6kgm@3400rpm


Length:4282 mm
Width:1686 mm
Height:1468 mm


Seating Capacity:5
Tyre Size:175/65R 14

Suspension:Independent McPherson strut, Semi-independent

Turning Circle:4.90
Boot Space:430.00
Brakes:Front Disk, Rear Drum
Gears:5 Manual
Ground Clearance:168.00
Kerb Weight:1130.00
Fuel Tank:45.00
Body Color Bumpers:True
ORVM Indicator:True
Xenon Headlamps:False
Trip Meter:2
Headlamp Washer:False

Fuel Consumption
Fuel Consumption(Highway) :
Fuel Consumption(City):


Price:Rs. 738,000(Ex-Showroom)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Magnum TCDi diesel

About Magnum

Chevrolet Optra Magnum, the diesel variant of Chevrolet Optra was launched on Saturday. The Optra Magnum comes in three variants - and is priced in the range of Rs 8.74 lakh to Rs 9.99 lakh. The Optra Magnum has a 2-litre turbocharged common rail direct injection diesel engine (TCDi, GM calls it). Genereal Motors believes the Optra Magnum's price will make it attractive to customers. The car delivers 120 bhp of max power.


The Chevrolet Optra Magnum has leather wrapped around its steering wheel, seats and gear knob. The colours are two-tone beige. It has all new 2 DIN CD MP3 and cassette player, and 360- degree air vents for surround cooling effect.

The tilt steering and additional lumbar support add to the car's comfort. Even back seats come with a 60:40 split for optimum use of space. There are well-thought additions like a mobile phone holder. The NVH has also been improved in the Chevrolet Optra Magnum diesel for the best drive.


he car has almond shaped head lamps, borrowed from the Chevrolet-SRV hatch-back, which really makes the Chevrolet Optra Magnum stand out from the rest of the pack. The new chrome alloy wheels and special chrome plated door handles are standard in the Optra Magnum. And then there is that loud grille, all chrome and loud and definitely aggressive. The aggresive forward posture of the Chevrolet Optra Magnum complements its aerodynamic design.


ABS system with XPRO protection ensures prompt braking. Impact-proof bumper and dual air bags add to the Optra Magnum's safety.

The Chevrolet Optra Magnum comes in three variants: 2.0 MAX TCDi, 2.0 LS TCDi and 2.0 LT TCDi. There is no automatic transmission yet. Power windows, power steering, central locking, rear window defogger and cooled glove box are standard across all Magnums.

According to GM India president and MD Rajeev Chaba, the Chevrolet Optra Magnum diesel has been launched in India after introducing the diesel model in Europe and Korea.

With the Magnum, GM plans to take the more expensive Skoda Octavia in the luxury segment. Till now, GM India has just one diesel model - the Tavera. The company believes there is more demand in the demand in the diesel car market; Skoda Octavia has ruled the high-end diesel car market in India since launch; the Chevrolet Optra Magnum wants to dethrone the Indian diesel leader. The Magnum is its GM's first attempt to tap India's luxury disel car market.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bajaj Lite small car

So now we keep waiting for the Tata small car

The Bajaj Lite concept will offer a pterol and a diesel engine. So is that 35 kmpl for every liter of diesel or petrol? No answers yet. If you know the answer, please add it in comments below.

According to Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Baja Auto, the car will have a transmission which is unique in that it won't be an automatic transmission or a geared vehicle but something in between.

Discussions are going on with Renault for mass production of the Bajaj Lite.

The price which renault is targeting for the small car is $ 3000, which translates to Rs 1,17,000 at current exchange rates. But this is just a figure - production costs and exchange rates boith could change massively by the time the car is ready for production.

So now we keep waiting for the Tata small car.

Honda Civic

Honda’s 2008 Civic hybrid to hit Indian roads soon

Honda is all set to bring in the 2008 Civic Hybrid edition to the Indian car market.

Significantly, when this happens, Honda would become the first company to launch a hybrid car in the Indian market. According to a report, the hybrid Civic would come loaded with a combustion engine integrated with an electric powered motor. The car would switch between the two engines as and when required to save on fuel. This model is likely to give a fuel efficiency of around 20 kmpl.

Targeting added volumes, Honda looks at launching the hybrid version with a view that the Indian customers would go for it. The company aims at bringing in an environment-friendly technology to India. It already sells the Civic Hybrid globally. It has been reported that Honda Siel Car India, the Indian arm of Honda Motor Company, is trying to make bring in the Civic hybrid in 2008.

Reports added that the Civic hybrid will be the first mass produced hybrid car to hit Indian roads. The Japanese car maker had launched the hybrid version of the Civic in 2003, and the version that will debut on Indian soil would be the 2008 Civic Hybrid. The car which burns less fuel and provides a mileage which is double of the petrol version at around 20 kmpl, when compared with the petrol version which turns out a 130bhp, will give around 110bhp, said automobile writers.

Honda is expected to import completely built units of the model. A steep import duty will push the price of the car to nearly Rs 20 lakh, it is believed.


Indian Cheapest Car(One Lacs)


A comfortable, safe, all-weather car, high on fuel efficiency & low on emissions

Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group and Tata Motors, today unveiled the Tata ‘NANO’, the People’s Car from Tata Motors that India and the world have been looking forward to. A development, which signifies a first for the global automobile industry, the People’s Car brings the comfort and safety of a car within the reach of thousands of families. The People’s Car will be launched in India later in 2008.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at the 9th Auto Expo in New Delhi, Mr. Ratan N. Tata said, “I observed families riding on two-wheelers – the father driving the scooter, his young kid standing in front of him, his wife seated behind him holding a little baby. It led me to wonder whether one could conceive of a safe, affordable, all-weather form of transport for such a family. Tata Motors’ engineers and designers gave their all for about four years to realise this goal. Today, we indeed have a People’s Car, which is affordable and yet built to meet safety requirements and emission norms, to be fuel efficient and low on emissions. We are happy to present the People’s Car to India and we hope it brings the joy, pride and utility of owning a car to many families who need personal mobility.”

Stylish, comfortable

The People’s Car, designed with a family in mind, has a roomy passenger compartment with generous leg space and head room. It can comfortably seat four persons. Four doors with high seating position make ingress and egress easy.

Yet with a length of 3.1 metres, width of 1.5 metres and height of 1.6 metres, with adequate ground clearance, it can effortlessly manoeuvre on busy roads in cities as well as in rural areas. Its mono-volume design, with wheels at the corners and the powertrain at the rear, enables it to uniquely combine both space and manoeuvrability, which will set a new benchmark among small cars.

When launched, the car will be available in both standard and deluxe versions. Both versions will offer a wide range of body colours, and other accessories so that the car can be customised to an individual’s preferences.

Fuel-efficient engine

The People’s Car has a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 623 cc, 33 PS, multi point fuel injection petrol engine. This is the first time that a two-cylinder gasoline engine is being used in a car with single balancer shaft. The lean design strategy has helped minimise weight, which helps maximise performance per unit of energy consumed and delivers high fuel efficiency. Performance is controlled by a specially designed electronic engine management system.

Meets all safety requirements

The People’s Car’s safety performance exceeds current regulatory requirements. With an all sheet-metal body, it has a strong passenger compartment, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. Tubeless tyres further enhance safety.


The People’s Car’s tailpipe emission performance exceeds regulatory requirements. In terms of overall pollutants, it has a lower pollution level than two-wheelers being manufactured in India today. The high fuel efficiency also ensures that the car has low carbon dioxide emissions, thereby providing the twin benefits of an affordable transportation solution with a low carbon footprint.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hyundai i10


Dimensions & Weights
Overall Length (mm) 3565
Overall Width (mm) 1595
Overall Height (mm) 1550
Wheelbase (mm) 2380
Ground Clearance (mm) 165
Front Track (mm) 1400
Rear Track (mm) 1385
Kerb Weight (Kg) 860-952(M/T)
Fuel Tank capacity (l) 35

Configuration In-line, 4 cylinder
Displacement (cc) 1086
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) 66.7/5500
Maximum Torque (Kgm/rpm) 10.1/2800

Front Suspension eMcPherson Strut
Rear Suspension CTBA with coil spring
Rear Shock Absorbers Hydraulic

Front Disc
Rear Drum

Size 155/80 R13
Type Tubeless

Magna (O)


Crystal White
Stone Black
Oyster Grey
Virtual Yellow
Electric Red
Deep Ocean Blue
Champagne Gold
Blushing Red
Sleek Silver
Alpine Blue


13-15 Kms Per Liter

Hyundai Verna


Valve & Cam arrangement 16V - DOHC
Displacement (cc) 1599
Max. Power (ps/rpm) 103.2 / 5500
Max. Torque (kgm/rpm) 14.9 / 3000
Transmission 5 Speed Manual

inimum Turning Radius (m) 4.92 (5.05)

Front Suspension MacPherson Strut with coil springs and anti roll bar
Rear Suspension Coupled torsion beam axle
Shock Absorbers Gas type

Front Brakes Ventilated Discs
Rear Brakes Drum / Disc (ABS)

Overall Length x Width x Height (mm) 4310 x 1695 x 1490
Wheelbase (mm) 2500
Ground Clearance (mm) 170
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 45



Noble White
Bright Red
Mid Night Black
Real Earth
Silky Silver
Pearl Silver

16 Kms Per Liter

Hyundai Sonata


Dimensions & Weight

Overall Length (mm) 4800

Overall Width (mm) 1832

Overall Height (mm) 1485

Wheelbase (mm) 2730

Front Track (mm) 1565

Rear Track (mm) 1550

Ground Clearance (mm) 170

Fuel Tank Capacity (Liter) 70

Seating Capacity (No.s) 5


Model Designation 2.4 VTVT

No. of Cylinders 4-Cylinder

Fuel system MPFI

Displacement (cc) 2359

Transmission 5 - Speed Manual


Max. Horsepower (ps/rpm) 165/5800

Max. Torque (kg m/rpm) 23.6/4250


Steering System Rack & Pinion

Hydraulic Power Assisted Standard


Front / Rear Brakes Disc / Disc

ABS Fitted Yes


Type Alloy

Wheels 6.5 J X 16

Tyres 215/60 R16 (Tubeless)

Embera 2.4 M/T
Embera 2.4 A/T
Embera 2.0L CRDi
Embera CRDi A/T
Noble White
Ebone Black
Space Silver
Charming Grey
10-12 Kms Per Liter

Hyundai Tuscon

Dimensions & Weight
Overall Length(mm) 4325
Overall Width(mm) 1830
Overall Height(mm) 1730
Wheel Base(mm) 2630
Tyre Size 215/65R16
Type Turbocharged CRDI
Fuel Diesel
Power 112@4000
Max. Torque (Kg-m@rpm) 25@1800-2800
Drive System Full time 4-WD
Front Macpherson strut with Coil Spring
Rear Dual Link
Shock Absorbers Pneumatic assisted hydraulic double acting type
Ventilated Disc, Front S
Disc, Rear S
Antilock Braking System S
Traction Control System S
Aqua Silver
Deep Green
Ebony Black
Marine Blue
Noble White
Warm Silver
14 -16 Kms Per Liter

Hyundai Accent


Dimensions & Weight
Overall Length (mm)4250
Overall Width (mm)1670
Overall Height (mm)
Wheelbase (mm)1440
Ground Clearance (mm)172
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
Kerb Weight (Kg)1039
Model Designation
Hyundai Alpha
Configuration and No. of Cylinders
4-Cylinder, in-line, 12-V, SOHC, Petrol
Fuel system
Displacement (cc)
Ignition System Electronic Ignition
Max. Horsepower (ps/rpm)
Max. Torque (kg m/rpm) 12.5/3500
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with coil spring,gas filled Shock Absorber & Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension Dual Link with Coil Spring gas filled Shock Absorber & Anti-roll Bar
Steering System Rack & Pinion

Power Assisted
Min. Turning Radius (m) 5.0
Type Diagonal,dual circuit,hydraulic,power assisted
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Drum

Tyres & Wheel
Type Pressed Steel Disc
5J X 13
Tyres 175/70 R13
Ebone Black
Passion Red
Bright Silver
Dynasty Red
Real Earth
Midnight Grey
Sky Blue
12 -14 Kms Per Liter(Petrol)
16 - 18 Kms Per Liter (Desel)

Hyundai Getz

Overall Length (mm) 3825
Overall Width (mm) 1665
Overall Height (mm) 1515
Wheelbase (mm) 2455
Ground Clearance (mm) 160
Front Track (mm) 1450
Rear Track (mm) 1440
Kerb Weight (Kg) 995 1012-1033 1137-1169
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 45

No. of Cylinders 4
Displacement (cc) 1086 1341 1493
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) 66.6/5500 82.9/5500 110/4000
Max. Torque (kgm/rpm) 10.4/3200 11.8/3200 24/1900~2750

Front Suspension Mc Pherson Strut with Torsion bar & coil spring
Rear Suspension Dependent Torsion beam axle & coil spring

Front Discs
Rear Drum

155/80R13 (GLE, GVS)
175/70R13(GVS Option)
175/70R13 (GLS)
175/65R14 (GLX) 175/65 R14
Dynasty Red
Blue Onyx
Bright Sliver
Real Earth
Sky Blue
Ebony Black
Mid Night Grey
Noble White
Space Silver
12 -14 Kms Per Liter

Hyundai Santro


Overall Length (mm) 3565
Overall Width (mm) 1525
Overall Height (mm) 1590
Wheelbase (mm) 2380
Front Track 2380
Rear Track 1300
Min Turning Radius (m) 4.4
Kerb Weight (Kg) 854(M/T)
Fuel Tank capacity 35
No.of cylinders 4
No. of valves 12
Valvetrain (type ) SOHC
Displacement (cc) 1086
Fuel Petrol
Maximum Power (ps@rpm) 63@5500
Maximum Torque (Kgm@rpm) 9.8 @ 3000

Front Suspension McPherson Strut with Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension Torsional Beam Axle , 3 Link Offset Coil Spring
Rear Shock Absorbers Hydraulic

Front Ventilated Disc
Rear Drum

Size 155/70 R13

Dynasty Red
Blue Onyx
Bright Sliver
Real Earth
Sky Blue
Ebony Black
Mid Night Grey
Noble White
Space Silver


Non AC
14 Kms Per Liter

Monday, June 9, 2008

Maruti Suzuki -Grand Vitara


Dimensions & Weights

Overall Length 4470 mm
Overall Width 1810 mm
Overall Height 1695 mm
Wheel Base 2640 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm
Front Track 1540 mm
Rear Track 1560 mm
Front Legroom
Rear Shoulder
Boot Space 398 liter
Kerb Weight 1604 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight
No of Doors 5 door

Seating Capacity 5 person
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 liter
Fuel Efficiency
Mileage (Highway)
Mileage (Overall)
Maximum Speed
1/4 Mile
80kmph-0 (Braking)

Engine Type/Model 2L 16V DOHC Petrol
Displacement 1995 cc
Power 120 PS @ 5500 rpm
Torque 170 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Valve Mechanism DOHC
Bore 84 mm
Stroke 90 mm
No of Cylinders 4 cylinder
Cylinder Configuration Inline
Valves per Cylender 4 valve
Engine Block Material

Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel System Direct Injection system 4 coil distributorless

Transmission Type Automatic
Gears/Speeds 4 Gears
Clutch Type


Front Suspension McPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Multi Link

Steering Type Rack & Pinion, Power-assisted - Hydraulic
Power Assisted Standard
Minimum Turning Radius 5.5 meter

Brake Type

Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Wheels & Tyres

Wheel Type Alloy
Wheel Size 16inch
Tyres 225/70 R16


Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0 AT

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0 MT

Solid Bright Red
Metallic Garnet Orange
Metallic Mint Frappe
Metallic Beam Blue
Metallic Silky Silver
Metallic Crystal Gold
Metallic Azure Grey
Metallic Midnight Black


13 - 15 Kms Per Liter