Hyundai Xcent Overview Introducing a mid-cycle update for the subcompact sedan, Hyundai India has launched the 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift in the country with prices starting at Rs 5.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 2017 Xcent gets a comprehensively reworked front design. The overall silhouette remains the same, but the grille is all-new and in-line with Hyundai’s bigger sedans while the headlamps have been re-profiled and get new black inserts as well. The front bumper has also been redesigned adding a fresh look and now gets boomerang-shaped LED DRLs as part of the changes. Not only does the Xcent look fresh, but also distinctly different from the Grand i10. The side remains the same, save for the revised alloy wheels, while the[…]

Mahindra Verito Vibe Overview “The best way to save taxes is to cut it short” well! that is what the policy of many Indian Autocar manufacturers recently. Few years ago Indian Government decided to give tax benefits to those cars which are under the sub 4 meter in length or has a 1.2 litre petrol or a 1.5 litre diesel engine, and Tata Motors started the trend and created one of their best sellers the Indigo, then Maruti Suzuki launched their Swift Dzire which also became very popular in the Indian market then we saw Honda launched their sub 4 meter saloon the Amaze in the Indian market recently. Now Mahindra also followed the same path and launched the Verito[…]

Hyundai Eon Overview It’s not easy to upset Maruti. India’s largest automotive manufacturer however now has cause for a headache and it’s coming from as far south as it gets. In the city of Chennai, Hyundai is busy plotting to inject a big migraine with their new Eon. It’s aimed squarely at the Alto, India’s largest selling car which has been in production for a decade. The Alto monopolised the segment that had only one competitor – the M800 – and despite its global evolution to the A-Star, Maruti decided to retain the Alto brand in India knowing just how successful the car is in their scheme of things. So the Hyundai Eon in India will target both the Alto[…]

Mahindra Verito Overview Known for producing utility vehicles, Mahindra tapped into the sedan segment with Verito, earlier named Logan. The sedan has witnessed several changes over the years in a bid to improve in terms of looks to sustain cut-throat competition in the segment. Rugged looks, spacious cabin and a reliable diesel engine make Verito a dependable sedan. the muscular sedan was previously sold under the Logan nameplate. Verito was initially available in petrol and diesel fuel options, but currently it plonks a 1.5 litre, four cylinder engine good for 64bhp and 160Nm. There is ample space for occupants to be seated comfortably inside. Renewed styling, new dashboard and additional features add more comfort to the interior. Mahindra Verito On road[…]

OVERVIEW ; Audi’s most celebrated model, ‘Q7’ has eventually shed its old skin to get into new attire. Embodying numerous overhauls, the premium SUV looks fresh, leaner and newer. The emphasis on newer clearly hints at the dissimilarity between current model and its predecessor. With almost all areas being revised, Audi has not left any parameter untouched. One of the most prominent changes made to the SUV is the trimmed dimensions that said, the length, width and height have been sliced considerably. Use of new components and a much lighter chassis courtesy MLB 2 platform has skimmed a substantial amount of weight from the new Q7. Styling changes on the exteriors blend with the leaner body. Most of the revamp[…]

OVERVIEW ; Hyundai Verna has always been a prominent player in the mid-sized sedan segment in the Indian market. It has churned decent moolah for Hyundai in this highly competitive segment, which comprises of heavyweights such as Maruti Ciaz, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and others. The sales of the Verna sedan dipped concerningly over the past few months as the design was outdated and it missed out on some tempting features as compared to its arch rivals Honda City and Maruti Ciaz, both of whom received a facelifted version with fresh styling and modern features. Therefore, the South-Korean automaker has introduced the next-gen Verna sedan with new styling and sophisticated features to regain the lost ground. The new sedan comes[…]

OVERVIEW ; Hyundai has updated their premium hatchback offering the i20 for the Indian market. There is no doubt that the Elite i20 hatchback attracted a lot of attention when it was launched but the sales figures dipped south when Maruti introduced the Baleno in India because it offered the better package at that price point. But Hyundai is unwilling to leave the competition yet and thus decided to updated their current premium hatchback. Although the changes are subtle both inside and outside the additional equipment now added to the hatchback surely has made the current hatchback a better value for money product for certain. So without any further due let’s get straight to the point, shall we? Check for Elite[…]

OVERVIEW Up until a few years ago, when you would think Maruti Suzuki, chances are that a hatchback would come to mind. Something, that clearly stresses a lot on fuel efficiency and tries to be as cost efficient as possible. Clearly, that formula has worked wonders and the company has been unbeatable in the hatchback segment in the country. So, it was time to look at the higher segment – Sedan. It started with the Maruti Suzuki SX4 and the company, in that segment, is currently represented by the Ciaz. Interestingly, the Ciaz also has a clever hybrid system variant that promises to deliver fuel efficiency unlike any other offering in the segment, making it probably one of the best[…]

OVERVIEW ; The stylish C-class-based Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV was launched last year and we loved the car when we drove it. It was high time that Mercedes-Benz had a competitor in that segment which till date was only captured by the likes of the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. It was in August last year, that we first got a chance to see and drive the GLC Coupe SUV and that one caught our attention. In fact, we were told by the folks at Mercedes-Benz that the GLC Coupe will come to India with one more variant. Sadly though we only get the AMG and even though I began this sentence with ‘sadly’, I am not the one to[…]

OVERVIEW ;. After a remarkably quiet 2013 Maruti Suzuki has begun spreading its gigantic wings all over 2014. They begin the year with a brand new offering aimed squarely at the Indian market. The Celerio, if you aren’t aware of it by now, is a hatchback that will eventually replace the A-Star and the Estilo.. The Celerio is built on an all-new platform that has been in the making for close to three and a half years. A team of around 175 designers, engineers, product planners, visualisers, marketeers etc from both India and Japan have combined their efforts to this end. Except whoever came up with a name that sounds like a veggie in a salad mated to Mahindra’s favourite[…]