Monday, 30 September 2013

Second Anniversary edition of Honda Brio introduced at Rs 4.92 Lakh

Honda Cars India Limited has introduced a special edition of their Brio hatchback priced at Rs 4.92 Lakh. The new variant, which comes with various features including black interiors and new upholstery, also marks the second anniversary of the car in Indian market.

"We are delighted to introduce the new 'Exclusive' edition of Brio with black interiors. It is our constant endeavor to provide freshness to our products and create excitement in the market," HCIL Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Jnaneswar Sen said in a statement.

The company said the new variant will have an 'Exclusive' emblem and would be available in three colours--Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver and Rally Red.

Other features of the car include door visor, exhaust pipe finisher, back-up sensor and illuminated side-step garnish, the company said.

Also check out, Maruti Suzuki also introduced Alto K10 musiK edition.
Also check out, Honda Brio based MPV - Mobilio unveiled.

Honda CBR 250R Police edition unveiled

Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India (HMSI) recently unveiled its CBR 250R Police variant at 16th International Security Expo 2013.

The Delhi Police model of CBR has been designed with the help of Grand US Electronics. As per them, the vehicle has been designed in helping the officers in their duties in patrolling and responding to incidents in a more efficient manner.

The features that assist them are LED lights which consume less battery, red blue police beacon lights, collapsible pole light used at rear. The bike comes equipped with torch light which helps them to read and write even during night.

It also comes equipped with a police siren with P.A. system, which has a push-to-talk button to switch to the microphone when required, and a utility box that allows the officer to carry important documents while patrolling.

Specially designed helmets are also provided which is equipped with inbuilt microphones and allow the officers to communicate and address the public while on drive. 

First Nissan Datsun joint showroom opens in Indonesia - India to follow suit

Datsun, whose parent brand is Nissan is now back to track. The re-birth of the brand has been the main target of Japanese auto major and is a major point in accomplishment of their Nissan 88 power Plan. 

Datsun has now begun collaborating their showrooms with Nissan in Indonesia. Below are the images of their first joint showrooms. India will follow the suit soon. Datsun's small car Go was first unveiled in India at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon. Later the car was unveiled in Indonesia on 17th September along with GO+ MPV, which is said to compete with Ertiga. 

In Indonesia, the car maker plans to have a dozen of showrooms. The two companies should have similar / joint showrooms in India too. However, as Vincent Cobee, Head of Datsun, explains, there are going to be some differences -

Datsun will be sold in a fully-branded environment. In other words, the branding around the car, the sales person, the process and services will be Datsun specific and Datsun-branded.

It could thus be possible that they would be in same premises but handled by separate staff. Nissan in India plans to manufacture 10,000 Datsun cars apart from regular 18,000 cars per month from Nissan. 

Maruti Suzuki introduces Alto K10 musiK edition

Maruti Suzuki has introduced the Limited edition of Alto K10 to  be called as musiK edition. There are addition of some goodies on the regular Alto K10 and no official details on the pricing but we expect it to be a notch higher than the regular one.

The additional list of features that the musiK edition gets are as follows -

  • JVC MP3 player with USB
  • 4 inch front speakers
  • Body graphics
  • Steering covers
  • Ambient lighting
  • Mud flaps
  • Universal mats
  • Alto K10 musiK decal
  • Rear spoiler
No changes in the powertrain though. The Alto K10 is powered by a 3 cylinder 1.o litre K-series engine which produces 68PS and has a fuel efficiency of 20.92 kmpl.

2013 Skoda Octavia starts arriving at the dealerships

Skoda Octavia facelift, which was first teased a couple of months ago and the production of which started in India last month is expected to be unveiled here on 3rd October 2013. The car has already started arriving here in the dealerships.

The car was first unveiled officially by Skoda CEO, Prof. Dr. h.c Winfried Vahland and was officially disclosed that the new car will replace the outgoing Skoda Laura. Skoda's Aurangabad facility has already started the production. The new car would be available in two petrol engine options and one diesel engine option.

The base variants would be available on 1.4L Petrol engine and the higher variants in 1.8L Petrol engines. The 1.4L Petrol engine would be available with 140PS of power output and 250 Nm of torque. The car is claimed to deliver a mileage of 16.8 Km/L. The lower variant engine would be available with 6 speed manual gearbox.

The top end variant would be available with 1.8L Petrol engine delivering 180PS of power rather than earlier 160 PS of power. This engine comes only with the 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Meanwhile, the cars would also be available in 2.0L four cylinder CR diesel engine delivering a power output of 143 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque. While the 6-speed manual comes in Active and Ambition grades, the 6-speed DSG will be available in Ambition and Elegance trims.

New Nissan X-Trail SUV unveiled - to be launched in India soon

Nissan has just revealed the new X-Trail SUV  at the FrankFurt Motor Show and is now also disclosed that the car would be headed to India soon. The new car which looks much more sophisticated and modern than the previous car is what you would love about !

The new car has lost more of the off-road stance that the outgoing car had and borrows the styling cues from Nissan's other range of cars like Qashqai, Juke, Murano and Patrol. The Nissan has an angular nose and sharp cuts around the headlamps, which make it look more like a sleek crossover than a rugged off-roader.

Also, this would be the first car to be build on CMF (Common Module Platform) which means that the new car will be able to share parts like Engine bay, cabin, front and rear suspension which would reduce the cost by apprx. 30 percent and even improve the fuel efficiency of the car. Take for example, the new tail lamps on X-Trail will be much lighter than the outgoing car. The CMF system is expected to be used in approximately 1.6 million vehicles per year initially.

The new car would be manufactured at 5 manufacturing locations and would be sold in apprx. 100 markets. The Japanese car maker also claims that the new car would maintain the off roading capabilities of the outgoing car however would be available in both 2WD and 4WD.

The engines on offer will include the same 2.0-litre diesel unit as in the current car, albeit significantly updated, and a new 1.6-litre diesel unit as well. And there’s also the option of getting the car with Nissan’s X-tronic CVT auto transmission.

The feel of the cabin has been softened considerably over the earlier car too. Black, chrome and beige dominate the insides and the centre console gets a piano-black finish. New tech on the car includes Active Ride Control, which adjusts the suspension after scanning the road ahead, much like in the new Mercedes S-class.

The car could be launched in India with a price tag of below Rs 25 Lakh and could compete with Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor and similar SUV's.

Stay tuned for more information. 

Suzuki unveils WagonR based Karimun 7 seater MPV

Suzuki Japan has unveiled the Karimun WagonR 7 seater MPV that was displayed at 2013 Indonesian International Motor Show. A move by Suzuki that surprised us all.

No doubt that 7 seater MPV's was in focus during the show - with products displayed mainly by Datsun GO+ and Honda Mobilio. Suzuki, too grabbed some attention by displaying the 7 seater MPV without altering the overall length of the car. Yes, the car still remains less than 4 metres.

None other details except wheelbase of the car was disclosed by the Japanese carmaker. Says Davy Tuilan, Marketing Director of PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales – “It’s still a concept and no decision has been made”. However, it has been confirmed that if this Wagon R goes into production, it would be a contender for the Indonesian LCGC (Low Cost Green Car) project, thereby availing some tax benefits.

The WagonR 7 seater MPV would be positioned below Ertiga MPV and could be priced at less than 100 million Indonesian Rupiah (INR 5.37 lakhs) - pricing some thing similar to Datsun GO+ MPV.

Bentley to launch 2014 Flying Spur in India on 01st October

The updated 2014 Bentley Flying Spur was first showcased at 2013 Geneva Motor show and is planned for an Indian launch on 1st October. It really hasn't taken much time coming to India. The new 2014 Bentley Flying Spur comes with an exterior styling that is basically an evolved version of the styling that we first saw on the new Continental GT and Continental GTC.

The new Flying Spur has been meticulously designed by combining the traditional Bentley styling with the new modern and chic sporty stance. The interior of the car is very luxurious and sophisticated. It features advance technologies which are combined with hand-crafted hides and wood veneer.

It gets various advanced technological features like touch-screen infotainment, mobile connectivity including Wi-Fi, a rear seat entertainment suite and new held touch screen remote, which allow rear-cabin passengers to operate various control. For entertainment, the vehicle sports an eight-channel, eight-speaker audio system with balanced mode radiators.

Under the hood, the new Flying Spur is powered by a 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 engine, mated to a ZF eight-speed transmission. The engine is capable of developing a whooping 616bhp and 800Nm of torque. It accelerates to 98kmph from stand still in mere 4.3 seconds, and has a top speed of 322kmph.

Volkswagen Vento TSI coming soon

Volkswagen recently launched Polo TSI in the Indian market fitted with 1.2L Petrol engine with a power output of 105 PS of power mated to a 7 speed automatic gearbox. The car is launched at a price of INR 7.99 Lakh. Days after, the German car maker also launched Polo GT TDI fitted with 105bhp-250 Nm, 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder oil burner.

Now the latest news is that the German car maker will also launch the Vento TSI in India soon. The new sedan would be fitted with 1.2L GT TSI Petrol engine which puts out 103bhp and 17.84kgm of torque.

The combination of the 1.2 motor with the DSG transmission is likely to make the car more fuel efficient as well.

The only changes to the new car would be GT badging. 

Friday, 27 September 2013

Mahindra to hike car prices by up to Rs 20,000 from October

Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra today said it will hike the prices of its passenger cars and commercial vehicles by Rs 6,000 to Rs 20,000 from October 1, partly to offset higher input costs and depreciation of rupee against the dollar.

"The company would be raising the prices of its passenger as well as its commercial vehicles by up to 2 per cent. This increase would be in the range of Rs 6,000 to Rs 20,000 depending on the model and will be effective from October 1," Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Ltd said in a statement.

The increase is primarily due to devaluation of the rupee and increase in raw material costs, it added. "We have been holding back prices for a while but now it has become necessary to raise them due to increasing input costs, devaluation of the rupee and increase in some raw material costs," M&M Ltd Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Pravin Shah said.

The Mumbai-headquartered firm manufactures various models including the sports utility vehicles Scorpio, XUV500, Bolero and entry-level sedan Verito. Earlier this week, Maruti Suzuki India had announced increase in prices of its entire range of models by up to Rs 10,000 from October first week, mainly due to depreciation of rupee.

Earlier, this month, Hyundai and General Motors decided to increase vehicle prices by up to Rs 20,000 to offset the impact of rupee depreciation and rising input costs, resulting in higher spending by new car buyers in the festive season. Tata Motors said it plans to increase the prices of its passenger and commercial vehicles by around 1-1.5 per cent, depending on the model, either petrol or diesel.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor had announced a hike in prices of its key models by up to Rs 24,000 with effect from September 21. Last month, German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz had hiked prices of its entire range in India by up to 4.5 per cent from September 1 due to these factors. General Motors India had also hiked the price of its three models by up to Rs 10,000 from the first week of September.

In July, Audi had also increased prices across its models in the country by up to 4 per cent. Although the rupee has recovered some ground against the dollar in the past few days, it depreciated for a prolonged period. It has weakened against the dollar since April, pushing up import and input costs.

Honda Mobilio MPV to enter Indian market next year, first ever Live images surface

Honda's Mobilio MPV was unveiled first during 2013 Indonesian Motor Show and was announced for a launch next year. The Indian launch could happen around the festive season in 2014.

As the Japanese auto maker make these announcements, here we are with the first ever spy images of the car. The Mobilio MPV seen here is a silver painted car and is a top spec version, called as "E" in Indonesia.

The Mobilio MPV in India will be fitted with 1.5L Earthdreams Diesel engine and a 1.5L i-VTEC engine. Indonesian prices for the Mobilio range from 150-180 million Indonesian Rupiah (INR 8.41 lakhs to INR 10.09 lakhs).

The direct competitor for Mobilio would be Maruti Suzuki Ertiga which has recently achieved 100,000 units of sales in domestic market in just 17 months. You could also get a CVT gearbox for Mobilio once this is launched during next year.

From the front the car looks much similar to Brio however once you start gazing the car from the sides, you feel the aggressive look the car has got due to the side profile which has curves across its body. The Mobilio gets a larger front grille with a more prominent chrome bar running along the centre. The bumper gets a new faux air dam at the bottom while the fog lamps remain the same as those on the Brio.

The flared arch wheels gives it a macho feel while the tweaked rear window near D pillar gives it a longer longer or visually longer appeal. The wheelbase of the Mobilio has been stretched over the Brio’s to make way for more cabin space and its three rows of seating.

The Mobilio is 4.4m long, 1.68m wide, 1.61m tall with a wheelbase measuring 2.65m long and a class-leading ground clearance of 185mm. It would directly compete with Maruti Suzuki's Ertiga.

Stay tuned for more information here at Wheel-O-Mania.  Watch out for more information here.

Tata Nano showcased as a Delhi Police vehicle

Tata Motors showcased the Nano as a probable contender for Delhi Police at the ongoing International Security Expo taking place at Pragati Maidan.

The car was unveiled by Mr. Anil Goswami, Union Home Ministry. The security firm "Grand" who has been supplying similar vehicles to Delhi Police says the vehicle could be used by lady police personels in Delhi to rescue kids and women in distress on Delhi roads.

Mr. Goswami said that he would ask officials and police forces to give this Nano a look and whether it could be of use to them.

Says Monty Singh of Grand security firm -

We have just launched a concept of using the small car for emergency response instead of the big PCR vehicles being used at present by Delhi Police. We would want the police and other agencies tasked for exigency duties to have a look and see if this fits their bill.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Video - Watch Lamborghini Aventador Crash in New York

The horrendous Lamborghini Aventador Crash which happened in Brooklyn city in New York was caught on Video by two separate video cameras which included capturing the whole car into two halves.

Initial impressions were of the opinion that Lamborghini driver was to be blamed as the car first hit the tree and later caused it to imbalance and split into two.

However, further investigations revealed that another black colored sedan coming from the opposite direction was involved in the crash which while taking a left turn hit the white colored Lamborghini Aventador.

Below is the captured Video which shows how the entire incident happened. Watch out !

Self drive a Mahindra e2O just for Rs 100 per hour via CarzOnRent

Mahindra e2O and CarzOnRent have come up with a unique partnership program - basically to promote the newly launched electric car in India. Now, you can self drive a Mahindra e2O by taking it on rent via CarzOnRent through its three dealerships - Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

The India based car maker has as of now deployed 15 cars, 5 in each city which will be given on rent. Subsequently, the number of cars will be increased and more cities to be added in the concept. This is a wonderful concept for a cleaner and a greener drive.

The self drive facility could be taken by any one via 01st October 2013. The login could be done via CarzOnRent website. Below are more details on what and how will it be charged for a drive -

- Log on to the website and select the date and time of your preference.
- Enter your credit card details - A refundable security of Rs 5,000 is blocked.
- Minimum time of picking up a Mahindra e2O is 2 hours - Rs 225.
- Price charged for 2 hours - Rs 200
- Price charged for 4 hours - Rs 300
- Price charged for 6 hours - Rs 400
- Price charged for 12 hours - Rs 500
- Price charged for 24 hours - Rs 800

Mahindra Reva and CarzonRent claim that over 100 recharge points are being set up around the three cities – Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. With the Mahindra e20’s incredibly low running costs, this works out to one of the cheapest modes of transport. A full charge will cost you about Rs. 50 depending on your electricity unit rate. It takes about 8 units of electricity for a full charge, which can be achieved in about 5 hours on a fully depleted battery or about 3 hours when you have 30% charge remaining. It can also recharge up to 80% capacity in 1 hour.

BMW 5 series facelift arriving on 10th October 2013

BMW 5 series facelift is arriving here on 10th October, here are the official words from the German carmaker.  The announcement from the German automaker may come across as a surprise, since the model is being launched in India within a few days of its global unveiling. However, it only highlights the fact that after slipping to the number three position in the luxury car segment, BMW India quickly wants to make its move in order to rival the new Mercedes Benz E-Class and the Audi A6.

On the powertrain front, expect no changes in the car and the same would be available in both Petrol and Diesel variants. The gearbox is the 8 speed automatic unit that gives all variants of the car peppy performance. Some variants of the 5 Series will be assembled in India while others will be imported directly from Germany.

However, coming to interiors, BMW will have more storage spaces and the new car includes refreshed satellite navigation system. The car will continue to come feature-laden and also gets optional Adaptive LED Headlights.

The BMW 5 Series LCI comes with a mildly revised exterior styling that includes a new bumper, new foglamps and a dash of chrome above it. The car also gets trafficators on the ORVMs, new taillamps, more chrome at the rear and a slightly updated rear bumper. BMW claims that the updated 5 Series has a lower drag coefficient of 0.25.

Stay tuned for more information on BMW 5 series facelift. 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Hyundai Grand i10 gets record bookings of 10,000 cars in just 20 days

Hyundai Grand i10 was launched in India on 3rd September 2013, its just been 20 days since the car was launched backed with a strong already tested brand in the country with segment first features and a brand new small diesel engine delivering great mileage, and the car is one hit in the market. The Korean car maker is selling almost 500 cars every day since launch.

As per the company's official figures, there have been 110,000 enquiries for the same with 70,000 test drives and 10,000 converted sales. Hyundai dealerships have seen their footfalls increase by 55%.

While the petrol is the familiar 1.2-liter Kappa2 with variable-valve timing, the diesel is a three-cylinder version of the 1.4 CRDi used in the i20.

Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) said -

Despite the challenging market scenario this quarter, we feel that Grand will continue to generate substantial customer interest and excitement all throughout.

Fiat Linea Classic launched in India at Rs 5.99 Lakh

Fiat Linea Classic, as we told yesterday was scheduled for the launch today - with this being the first out of  nine products to be launched till next 3 years has been launched here at a price tag of INR 5.99 Lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi.

The Fiat Linea has been launched in two variants - Classic and Classic + The Linea Classic would be available in both 1.3L Diesel engine and 1.4L Petrol engine whereas the Classic + variant would be available only in diesel engine.

The Linea Classic comes with features like hydraulic power steering, programmable speed limit buzzer, dual parabola headlamps and fire prevention system.

The new base variant misses out on auto climate control, driver airbag, multifunction steering wheel, brushed aluminium highlights, beige dashboard, chrome body touches and alloy wheels.

Below mentioned are the pricing of the car -

1.4L Petrol Classic - INR 599,000
1.3L Diesel Classic - INR 695,976
1.3L Diesel Classic+ INR 750,976

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Sunny Leone unveils Aprilia bikes in Bangalore

Tuono Motors, the Karnataka Dealership of Aprilia and Moto Guzzi Motorcycles (a division of Piaggio motors) announced the launch of its first outlet in Bangalore in presence of Sunny Leone. The Bollywood actress who happens to be the most searched actress online was the center of attraction during the event.

The actress unveiled four exotic two wheelers: Aprilia RSV4 superbike; Aprilia SRV 850 maxi scooter; Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom; Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE. The two wheelers will be priced between INR 14 to 23 lakhs.

Attended by prospective customers and business associates, the event saw a number of attendees book their bikes well in advance. It was Bollywood actress Sunny Leone who unveiled the bikes and it was she who also handed over the keys to the lucky set of first owners present at the launch party.

The bikes on offer will include Aprilia’s RSV4, Tuono, Caponord, Dorsoduro 1200, Mana 850, and SRV 850. The Moto Guzzi range will include Moto Guzzi 1400 California Touring, Moto Guzzi 1400 California Custom and Moto Guzzi Griso 8V.

Ayushmann Khurrana is the new brand ambassador for Blaupunkt India

Anchor-actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana has been appointed the brand ambassador of Blaupunkt India, a German manufacturer known for its home and car audio equipment. Preeti Bakshi, marketing head, Blaupunkt India, feels that both Ayushmann and Blaupunkt complement each other as they are both known for great music and innovation.

"Ayushmann and Blaupunkt are both recognised for great music, innovation and cool style. We are very excited to partner with Ayushmann and together we will further accelerate the connect of Blaupunkt products with Indian youth and young at heart," Bakshi said in a statement.

Taking the association a step further, Blaupunkt is the official sound partner of Ayushmann's new soft rock love ballad single "O Heeriye!" that was launched Sep 14.

"My association with Blaupunkt goes back a long way. My first car system was Blaupunkt when I was a kid. It's amazing to be a partner now. Music is an integral part of my life and Blaupunkt's premium sound gives music a cool dimension, be it in car or home," Ayushmann said.

"For me, quality and innovation play an equally important role which is reflected in every product of the Blaupunkt range," he added.

New Toyota Innova launch soon - Prices leaked on Internet

As already told to all our readers, a couple of days ago that Toyota would soon introduce new facelifted variant soon in India, here we are with more information on the same. As per the sources, the new variant would also come with a Z variant and first in class features. The prices and other information have also been revealed by Motorbeam. 

The new Innova would be sold in 10 variant with 7 diesel and 3 petrol. The new Z Diesel variant introduced in India would be launched with all the class leading features and would come at a price tag of Rs 15.08 Lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi. This translates to a on road price of Rs 17.66 Lakh.

The engines remain the same and the new Innova will continue to be powered by the reliable D-4D 2.5-litre diesel and the smooth 2.0-litre petrol motor. However, the changes would include at both rear and front - with addition of chrome strips and a more widened grill at the front.

Stay tuned for more details, while the car launches in another 10-15 days. The prices for the new car are here -

Petrol variants
  • Innova G (8S) – Rs. 10,20,345/- 
  • Innova GX (8S) – Rs. 11,58,740/-
  • Innova VX (7S) – Rs. 13,69,530/-
Diesel variants 
  • Innova G (7S) – Rs. 10,89,364/- 
  • Innova G (8S) – Rs. 10,93,981/- 
  • Innova GX (7S) – Rs. 12,45,604/- 
  • Innova GX (8S) – Rs. 12,50,366/- 
  • Innova VX (7S) – Rs. 14,53,136/- 
  • Innova VX (8S) – Rs. 14,57,780/- 
  • Innova Z (7S) – Rs. 15,06,718/-

Fiat to launch Classic Linea tomorrow - 25th September 2013, Spy images are here

Fiat India confirmed that one of the nine new launches until next three years will start from 25th September 2013 - the first one being Linea Classic. Mr. Nagesh Basavanhalli, Fiat India’s head said -

When you come to the Linea Classic, that’s a specific part of the C-Segment. We are playing significantly in the ‘C-High’ segment. The ‘C-Lower’ which is the other aspect of the C-Segment, is what we believe is very viable and effective, and so we clearly are going after that market. We believe that the Linea has the legs to grow in the C Segment. However the Classic is not a sub-4 meter product.

Linea Classic would challenge the higher variants of other C segment sedans like Swift Dire, Etios and Amaze. Stay tuned for tomorrow, while we bring all the details to you from the event.

The changes to be included on Fiat Linea Classic includes -
  • All black Punto's finish
  • 14" black wheel caps borrowed from Punto
  • Steering mounted controls removed
  • Classic badging on the car.
  • Other chrome bits removal
Fiat has already begun marketing the Linea Classic as the longest vehicle in its class, an approach that highlights the "luxury made affordable" marketing strategy.

Customer's XUV 5OO goes missing from service center

Mr. P Jayaram from Thane must be surely annoyed at the Mahindra's authorized service center when he got the news that the car is missing from the service station. It was only after the intervention by Anand Mahindra, chairman of the automobile company, that Jayaram got some relief.

Jayaram, a senior executive in an infrastructure firm, said his vehicle went missing from Global Gallarie Agencies Private Ltd at Manpada on August 30, a day after it was sent there. The centre staffers told Jayaram that his driver must have taken it.

On arrival at the service center, the officials told him that the car was taken by his driver, upon non explanation of reason for missing of the car, Mr. Jayaram filed a FIR with Kapurbawdi police station the same day. Six days later, he sent a legal notice to Global Gallarie. On September 16, he wrote an email to M&M chief. On September 18, Jayaram received a reply from Anand Mahindra, assuring him that his concerns would be looked into. It was only then the agency officials sprung into action and offered him a standby car.

Jayaram, who had spent Rs 14 lakh when he bought the vehicle about 18 months ago, said he made his driver lodge the complaint as the service centre first put the blame on him. "I want a fair compensation and action against the concerned employee. The agency now says they can compensate me only after my insurance claim is settled, which will happen after 90 days."

A spokesperson from M&M said, "Our dealer is taking all necessary action at its end to address this issue and the dealer has agreed to take care of customer's mobility in the interim period by offering a standby vehicle"

Monday, 23 September 2013

Audi A3 sedan spotted testing in India, again

Audi's next weapon for India - the entry level sedan, A3 is spied testing in India a couple of times now and should be ready for launch soon.

Audi India’s previous CEO Michael Perschke confirmed that the A3 sedan would have a launch price of under 25 lakh rupees. Audi's A3 sedan would be the first sedan to enter into this segment and will get the first mover advantage.

Currently, the car is available only in 2.0L TDI engine however it is said that the car would soon be available with 1.6L TDI engine too which currently does the duty in its younger siblings - Rapid and Vento.

More details and a glimpse of the car via Video could be seen here. 

Source - Teambhp

Friday, 20 September 2013

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga crosses 100,000 domestic sales in just 17 months

Maruti Suzuki, India's largest car maker opened a new segment by launching Ertiga in India. The car became so famous that it created a record sales of 100,000 units in domestic market within just 17 months. As on August 31 2013, Maruti has sold a total of 101,041 units of the Ertiga in India.

The company claims that within this segment, Ertiga is first one to cross 100,000 units in such a short time. Nevertheless, there is hardly any competition in this segment as of now - Chevrolet Enjoy was launched much later could be called as its direct competitor.

Now with the launch of Honda Mobilio, next year, lets see how fast they achieve this target.  The Ertiga continues to be a sales success not only in India, but also in Indonesia. It accounts for about 40% of Suzuki’s sales in Indonesia and even Mazda sells a re-badged version of the Ertiga called the VX-1.

More details on Ertiga could be checked here.

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