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Tata Motors to discontinue Vista, Manza and Sumo Grande

Tata Motors is planning to discontinue their average selling variant Vista, Manza and Sumo Grande very soon. The reason behind this sudden action taken by the company is the low sales of the above mentioned cars. Also, car maker needs to concentrate on increasing the sales of its latest lineup that include Zest and Bolt.

Tata to discontinue Vista, Manza and Sumo Grande

It is rumoured that currently the manufacturing of these three vehicles is in process so as to clear the remaining inventory while the production is expected to last till August.

Tata to discontinue Vista, Manza and Sumo Grande

On the other hand, Tata Motors will continue with the manufacturing of the previous generation of these vehicles, the Indica, Indigo and Sumo Gold.

Tata to discontinue Vista, Manza and Sumo Grande

Maruti Suzuki to Discontinue Average Selling Ritz

Maruti Suzuki to Discontinue Average Selling Ritz

India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, has decided to discontinue its average selling variant Ritz. The company says that it could sell only 34,500 units of that variant in FY 2014-15, which is pretty lesser than the number other popular models makes for the brand. So, removing Ritz from the company’s production unit will help the company to focus more on their other products.

Mercedes- Benz Cars to Receive COMAND Online

Mercedes India has upgraded its COMAND infotainment system with a function named as the COMAND Online function that allows user to access the internet and use compatible applications on the go.

Mercedes- Benz Cars to Receive COMAND Online

The COMAND Online function was first introduced in CLS 250 CDI and the E 400 Cabriolet. Apart from using COMAND Online function for the internet browsing, it can be used to access application for radio, weather, location information, news, finance and social networking.

The compatible applications can be accessed via internet connectivity through a Bluetooth-tethered smartphone (Apple, Android, BlackBerry or Windows-based). More details about the applications can be seen on the manufacturer’s official website.

Upcoming Tata Nano GenX AMT to Carry Creep Function

According to reports, the upcoming Tata Nano GenX 2015 will be offered with automated manual transmission (AMT) and some other creep functions. It is going to mark the first major uplift of the Nano from inside-out with few mechanical changes.

Upcoming Tata Nano GenX AMT to Carry Creep Function

The new update is equipped with new bumpers, fog lamps and revised headlamps and new body graphics. Under the roof the new Tata Nano GenX has got a better quality plastic with improved fit & finish. Along with revised front and rear treatment, major feature list include electric power assisted steering, front power windows, newly designed instrument cluster, new set of alloys, colors and an openable rear boot-lid along with refreshed instrumentation and Zest-like new three-spoke steering wheel.

The Nano GenX AMT will be powered by the same 624 cc MPFI naturally aspirated petrol engine. The puny two block motor generates 37.5 bhp and a max torque of 51 Nm. The current Nano with 4-speed manual gearbox delivers an incredible 25.35 kmpl, expect slight bump in the fuel efficiency of the new AMT variant.

The upcoming Tata Nano GenX 2015 variant will be similar to the Tata Nano Twist F-Tronic Concept revealed at Indian Auto Expo 2014. Mechanically, GenX 2015 will come powered by 624cc, MPFI, naturally-aspirated, twin-cylinder petrol unit that develops a maximum power output of 37bhp and a peak torque of 51Nm. The new 5-speed semi-automatic transmission (Automated Manual Transmission) sends power to the rear wheels of the car.

Isuzu Inaugurates its First Dealership in Haryana

Isuzu Motors India has laid the foundation of a new dealership named as ‘Paramount Isuzu,’ in Gurgaon and hence made an entry into Haryana. The dealership is located near Celebration Mall, Netaji Subhash Chowk, Sohna Road and offers a complete sales and service support for the customers.

Isuzu Inaugurates its First Dealership in Haryana

On the occasion, Takashi Kikuchi, Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “While we are rapidly increasing our network reach in North India, we are witnessing huge acceptance for our products in the region. The D-Max range of pick-up trucks have started creating a new segment in the LCV space, thanks to its performance, fuel efficiency and application-oriented design. Gurgaon is one of the key markets for Isuzu in the region, as we believe the market is poised to substantially increase in small and medium businesses.”

With established dealerships in Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Madurai, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Cochin, Calicut, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Ludhiana, Lucknow and Gurgaon, Isuzu has its footmarks in eight states in India and is still planning to open 60 outlets by the end of 2015-16.

Vijay Kumar, Dealer Principal, Paramount Isuzu said, “We are happy to be associated with Isuzu Motors, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial and passenger vehicles. With this dealership we plan to bring the best of Isuzu’s world-renowned pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles to this part of the country. We will continue to offer the best sales and service support to all our customers with Isuzu.”

Maruti Suzuki Launches Swift Dzire Facelift for Rs. 5.07 lakh

India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki has launched the new facelifted Swift Dzire with a price tag of Rs. 5.07 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The most selling compact sedan will be now offered with four new shades in both petrol and diesel trims.

Maruti Suzuki Launches Swift Dzire Facelift for Rs. 5.07 lakh

The exterior of the facelift has got a single-chrome slat grille, smoked headlamps, chrome inserts on log lamps, redesigned bumpers and new set of alloy wheels. The feature list also includes a start-stop button, reverse parking sensors, rear power socket, electrically adjustable folding mirrors and a new music system.

Mechanically, the new Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire facelift is powered by Fiat sourced 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine and 1.2-litre K Series petrol engine. The diesel engine develops maximum power of 74bhp with 190 Nm of peak torque while the petrol engine produces 83bhp with 115 Nm of torque.

The carmaker claims that the diesel variant gives a mileage of 26.59kmpl and the petrol model delivers an average of 20.85kmpl and the dealerships have started accepting the bookings.

R.S. Kalsi, Executive Director Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India said, “We present new DZire as India’s most fuel efficient car returning fuel efficiency of 26.59kmpl. While the compact combustion chamber and higher compression ratio on gasoline engine helps to improve engine efficiency, the advanced thermal management system in diesel engine along with low friction engine oil and modified fuel injection system help diesel engine in faster warm up and lower frictional losses.”

Price List (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) of the new Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Facelift are:

Petrol Variant:

DzireLXi – Rs. 5.07 lakh

DzireLXi (O) – Rs. 5.20 lakh

DzireVXi – Rs. 5.85 lakh

DzireZXi – Rs. 6.80 lakh

Diesel Variant:

DzireLDi – Rs. 5.99 lakh

DzireVDi – Rs. 6.85 lakh

DzireZDi – Rs. 7.81 lakh

Buy a Ford Figo with Zero Down Payment Scheme

The Blue Oval company is giving unbelievable deals on the outgoing Figo. Latest in its list includes the zero down payment scheme, that is one can book a Ford Figo without making any down payment to the dealership. Also, the EMI for the Figo gets as low as Rs. 1,671 per lakh. Even after saving up to Rs. 58,000, one can avail up to 15 per cent discounts on selected accessories.

Buy a Ford Figo with Zero Down Payment Scheme

Since the carmaker looks forward to clear the current stock and make space for the next gen Ford Figo, the offer will be for the limited period only.

With the last update, the hatchback got Wi-Fi package with Blue LED cabin illumination and Black vinyl seat covers. With no mechanical changes, the car comes powered by 1.4-litre Duratorq diesel and 1.2-litre Duratech petrol engine developing 68bhp and 70bhp respectively.

Moreover, the next gen 2015 Ford Figo will get new petrol and diesel engines featuring 1.0-liter TiVCT 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol and EcoSport derived 1.5-liter TDCi turbo diesel engine.

Mahindra Launches W8 Xclusive Edition of XUV500

Mahindra has introduced a W8 Xclusive Edition of the XUV500. As the name reveals, the edition is based on the W8 trim and is a front-wheel drive model, not all-wheel drive. The XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition has been price tagged at Rs. 14.49 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) for the base model.

Mahindra Launches W8 Xclusive Edition of XUV500

The W8 Xclusive Edition has been featured with some cosmetic additions and equipment including an electric sunroof and electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, hydraulic assisted bonnet, internet connectivity for the infotainment system, reversing camera, and grey alloys.

Mechanically, the XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition is powered by a 138bhp 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

As per the rumours, this xclusive edition car is available in limited number and will go on sale till stocks last. The car will be available in two versions- the Xclusive Edition (without powered driver’s seat) priced at Rs. 14.49 lakh and the Xclusive Editon (with powered driver’s seat) priced at Rs. 14.65 lakh. Both the versions fit between the W8 FWD (priced at Rs. 14.07 lakh) and W8 AWD (priced at Rs. 15.05 lakh) in the XUV lineup.

Price list for Mahindra W8 Xclusive Edition of XUV500 (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai)

XUV500 W8 FWD – Rs. 14.61 lakh

XUV500 W8 Xclusive Edition (without powered driver’s seat) – Rs. 15.05 lakh

XUV500 W8 Xclusive Editon (with powered driver’s seat) – Rs. 15.22 lakh

XUV500 W8 AWD – Rs. 15.67 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Facelift Prices Revealed

Prices for the most awaited newer version of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire have been revealed online just before the launch of the car in the Indian market. The new compact sedan will be come in seven variants, with prices starting from Rs. 5.07 lakh for the base petrol LXi, going up till Rs. 7.81 lakh for the top diesel ZDi(Ex-Showroom, Delhi).

 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Facelift Prices Revealed

The new Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire will be mechanically similar to its previous version, and will feature only a few cosmetic upgrades. The front of the car has got a new grille with a single chrome slat and new chrome-lined housings for the fog lamps. The Swift Dzire facelift will expectedly come fitted with new upholstery options as seen in the Swift facelift.

Under the roof, the Swift Dzire will be an extended version of the Swift hatchback’s platform. Mechanically, it comes with two engine options – a 85bhp and 114Nm, 1.2-litre K-Series VVT petrol engine and a 74bhp and 190Nm, 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine.

According to reports, a few dealerships in Delhi have started taking bookings for the car at a token amount of Rs. 25,000. The deliveries of the facelift will start in the first week of March. The Swift Dzire will rival with Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and the upcoming Forg Figo sedan.

Prices of the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Facelift (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

  • Swift Dzire LXi petrol – Rs. 5.07 lakh
  • Swift Dzire LXi (O) petrol – Rs. 5.20 lakh
  • Swift Dzire VXi petrol – Rs. 5.85 lakh
  • Swift Dzire ZXi petrol – Rs. 6.80 lakh
  • Swift Dzire LDi diesel – Rs. 5.99 lakh
  • Swift Dzire VDi diesel – Rs. 6.85 lakh
  • Swift Dzire ZDi diesel – Rs. 7.81 lakh


All New Hyundai Tucson Revealed

Hyundai has released first few details of its all new Tucson SUV just before its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

All New Hyundai Tucson Revealed

The crossover will come powered by two petrol and two diesel engines.  A 1.6-litre petrol engine will be available in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged forms producing 133bhp and 174bhp respectively. And the diesel line-up includes a 1.7-litre unit that develops 113bhp and two versions of Hyundai’s 2.0-litre mill, available in a choice of 134bhp and 181bhp. The 2.0-litre option will also come with four-wheel drive.

All New Hyundai Tucson Revealed

The Hyundai Tucson SUV will include three transmission options namely six-speed manual, six-speed automatic or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

All New Hyundai Tucson Revealed

The crossover will carry Hyundai’s prominent front grille design. Hyundai design boss Peter Schreyer said, “We tried to make an SUV, but make it bolder and stronger. When we do something like this of course we have in mind that it needs to be successful globally. It needs to be a good product, and then it can be successful in all markets.”

The features in the interior include ventilated and heated seats, park assist, powered tailgate, and a navigation system that the carmaker claims to be three times faster than the previous generation.

Hyundai also says that the crossover is built on an all-new platform that will be shared with the new Kia Sportage, offering good interior space and a total of 513 litres of luggage capacity available with all the seats up. The Hyundai Tucson will be a five-seater despite of its larger interior dimensions.

The Tucson SUV will rival with new Nissan Qashqai and will go on sale in the international markets in September.

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