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Chevrolet Beat Car Review and Specifications

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Chevrolet Beat Diesel is a hatchback from General Motors. It was launched on the 25th of July 2011. It is loaded with a 1.0L diesel engine. It has got refined interior and exterior looks. The General Motors have purposefully launched it to compete with the Toyota Etios Liva, Maruti Cervo and Honda Brio. Both the hatchbacks are expected to launch within 3 months. According to the Automotive Research Association of India report it gives a mileage of 24kmpl.

Exteriors

It is a perfect hatchback for those who live in the metropolitan cities. The tidy hatchback does not worry you in the traffic. Compared to the other hatchbacks you will feel a better driving experience in traffic conditions. The front fascia is daunted with sporty head lamps. A chrome coated radiator grille is the central attraction of the car. The signature of the company adds beauty to the car. On the rear side the car has got unique round tail lamps with clear polycarbonate lenses. The body colored bumpers and the stylish fog lamps are the best examples for the unique exterior design. It comes with exterior features like integrated rear spoiler, tubeless tyres, stylized wheels, body colored bumpers and body color tailgate handle etc.

Interiors

It is a five seat hatchback. The interiors are in dual tone color. Head and leg room will not at all be an issue in this hatch. Carrying luggage might be an issue, because it gives less amount of space. The body colored instrumental panel along with the elegantly designed dashboard gives an exceptional look for the car. The inbuilt audio system along with the manual AC is good. The top end model is equipped with airbags which reduces the impact of injury in case of collision. It comes with interior features like abs, alloy wheels, dual airbags and seat belts, power steering, power window, power door locks, and cup holders etc to enhance the luxurious interior atmosphere. Overall the interior design of the hatchback is outstanding.

Engine Specifications

It is equipped with a 1.0Litre, diesel engine. It has 936cc of displacement, 4 cylinders or 6 cylinders. The engines have a capacity to churn out the maximum power of 57 at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 150 at 1750 rpm. According to the official reports of General Motors, these engines generate less sound and will be eco friendly. The advanced engine provides an excellent fuel economy. Overall it will be equipped with robust engines.

Safety Features

It is equipped with most of the important safety features namely the dual front airbags, abs, central locking, child safety door locks, front and rear seat belts, collapsible steering, power doors, front and rear crumple zone etc.

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Toyota Etios Car Looks Price Review Specifications

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Toyota Etios Looks

The exterior of the car is a head turner but it is the interior that will pull you into its grips. The car will surely make you spend a lot of time with its comfortable look and feels. The Toyota Etios photos also reveal that the car has good headroom and leg space both at the front and the rear. Other Toyota Etios photos also reveal the dashboard, car seats, drive wheel, and the cup holders.

Toyota Etios Specifications

The Toyota Etios specifications, versions and fuel efficiency are as follows. The Toyota Etios with a 1.5L engine delivers 90PS of peak power at 5600rpm and 132Nm of peak torque at 3000rpm. Under ARAI standard conditions, the car gives a mileage of 17.64kmpl. The overall Etios India Specifications with respect to the length is 4265mm, 1695mm of width, 1510mm of height and 170mm of ground clearance. The car has a wheelbase 2550mm and luggage space of 595litres.The high end variants Etios have on 185/60 R15 tyres.

Toyota Etios comes in four variants – J, G, V and Vx. The luxury versions of Etios have ABS, Airbags, power windows, power steering, fog lamps, rear defogger, alloy wheels, 13L cooled glove box, central locking, integrated music system with controls mounted on the drive wheel itself. From the Toyota Etios India specifications and the design, it is clear that Toyota has been careful with the Etios. The Etios is a bit old fashioned in the looks and the interiors with centrally mounted instrument cluster and red trims are the usual.

Toyota Etios Price

The Toyota Etios India is powered by diesel (1.4 Litre) and Petrol (1.3 or 1.2L) Engine. TheEtios Price will give stiff competition to the likes of Maruti Swift, Ritz and Fiat Punto. To make Toyota Etios affordable, it will feature limited sound-proofing, durable interior, basic seats and one windscreen wiper.

Toyota Etios Price in India: Approx 5 Lacs to 6 Lacs Indian Rupee (INR)

Toyota Etios Ex-showroom diesel price in India starts at Rs6, 44 lakhs (ex showroom Delhi)

Toyota Etios On Road Price includes logistics (shipping & handling) & number plate charge and other charges which the dealer may apply.

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Mahindra to Bring the Cheapest Sports Utility Car

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Mahindra and Mahindra is gearing up to release a mini SUV at a mind boggling starting price of just Rs 3-4 lakh. In fact work on the project has already begun almost a year earlier. The Indian SUV leader is teaming up with the South Korean Ssangyong Motors to bring up this latest marvel.

The company is expected to come up with car in 28 months and is currently working under the secret codename S101 for the new SUV. The car will come in two fuel versions with the petrol variant to be propelled by a 1-1.2 litre engine, while the diesel version will be equipped with a more robust 1.5 litre engine.

If the company launches the vehicle with the speculated price of around Rs 3-4 lakh this would be the cheapest SUV across the world. There has been no official confirmation on any of these reports from the company but the reports are from a reputed news source in the auto industry. As per those media reports the company has already over a hundred engineers working on the project and will use the expertise of Ssangyong, to launch the ultra low cost SUV.

The company will be able to draw a new line of consumers who are looking for a low cost SUV. If the SUV is able to carry off with style and a robust performance the car will surely give a run for its money to the low cost and mid segment cars in the market. The fact that the SUV market in India has also not fully realized its potential will work in the favour of the company. Currently SUV cars from MNC automakers come at a premium price tag of 15-20 lakh and Indian car makers offer the same at a price tag of Rs 6.5 lakh.

Currently entry segment cars in India are ruling the roost with the likes of Tata Nano (priced between Rs 1.47 lakh to Rs 2.05 lakh), Maruti Suzuki 800 (Rs 1.99 lakh to Rs 2.42 lakh), Hyundai Santro Xing (Rs 2.84 lakh), Maruti Suzuki Alto (Rs 2.39 lakh to Rs 2.89 lakh), Hyundai Eon (Rs 2.71 lakh to Rs 2.93 lakh) and Maruti Eeco (Rs 2.95 lakh).One must tread the path of buying a low cost entry level cars with caution and only price should not influence the purchasing decision. Customers should tread the path of buying a car with caution and keep in mind that low costs always does not lead to a good value buy. Sooner or later you might end up losing a lot more if you have not brought the right car.

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Mahindra Xylo Car Review and Specifications

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Mahindra Xylo is latest entrant from Mahindra. This vehicle is for the rough and rugged with an aggressive look yet appealing to the eyes. The car is a combination of sporty and classy looks. This one looks like a sure shot for the adventure thirsty and customers looking for a value buy.

Engine: It comes in two engine variants. The diesel engine with a capacity of 2498cc is for the power fanatics with robust performance. Packed with a common rail direct injection engine it is available in five speed manual transmission. It is a 112 horse power engine with a torque of 260.

Exterior: The front grille immediately grabs attention with graphics. The front bumper of the car complements the looks and offers good protection. The door handles are simple and match the body color to the exterior. The car occupies up to seven people.

Interiors: The interiors have ample space justifying the tag line. Whatever the terrain you drive on the comfort seems to just follow you. The ambience inside is further enhanced with the leather and fabric upholstery. Other features include the door pads, chromed inner door handles, sporty cockpit, drive selection and parking brake levers, wood print panels, and multi meter. The adjustable steering wheel and the fold able arm rests present in the car makes for a comfortable drive. The surround cool dual air conditioner cools the car instantly. The storage section is also taken care of with the availability of huge leg space, cup holders and storage compartments at the front doors. Some other exciting comfort features are the fold able flight trays for snacks, mobile charging, courtesy lamps, express power windows, integrated footstep, roof console for spectacle, etc.

Safety Features: It has 15 inch alloy puncture resistant wheels. The specification of wheels is capable of taking any road condition. Then the usual safety measure like the airbags for all, fog lamps, engine immobilizer, crumple zone protection and seat belt warning to name a few.

Ride and Handling: The car comes with front disc and back drum brakes with independent coil spring suspension at the front and multi link coil spring at the rear. This high powered engine delivers an impressive mileage.

Available in four basic models it comes in shades of diamond white, toreador red, gold shimmer, fiery black, java brown, mist silver and rocky beige. Entertainment is not far behind with the surround sound. It starts with a price of Rs 7, 16,700 and goes up to Rs 9, 42, 30.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Auto Car Review

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As of today Hyundai is the most leading car exporter in India and also the largest car maker next only the Maruti. The car falls in the premium category and is available in auto transmission with extra options. The car has a four wheel drive option which is equipped with six speed auto gear option. This ensures an easy and smooth driving experience. The other comfort options are the start button, smart key and one touch operations.

Mr. H W Park, MD and CEO, HMIL, said, “The Santa Fe launched last year has been extremely well received, and the new offering with automatic transmission further improves our value proposition.” The Santa Fe AT is available with 2.2.L CRDi engine. It is the most robust engine in its segment and gives a maximum power of 197 horse power at 4000 rpm. It also has torque of 44.5kgm/1800-2500. The hi-tech engine of the Santa Fe has a line of high tech features that gives maximum performance and excellent control under any road condition. It has a fuel mileage of 11.72 kmpl (ARAI certified).

It has also been awarded the five star safety rating by New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Santa Fe is packed with range of active and passive safety features such as electronic stability program (EPS) and anti-lock braking system (ABS) — with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) to ensure greater driving stability. The six standard airbags and active head rests greatly enhance passenger protection and safety. Since its launch in October 2010, the Santa Fe has received an overwhelming response, till date 1100 units have been sold. The Santa Fe has been awarded “SUV of the Year 2011” by several media houses. The 4WD (AT) Santa Fe is priced at Rs 24, 36,500 (ex-showroom Delhi), it’s available in five colours.

Hyundai Launched The Automatic Santa Fe on Monday. The car is priced at Rs.24, 36,500 as per ex-showroom Delhi. The car falls in the SUV segment.

“Santa Fe launched last year has been extremely well received, the new offering with automatic transmission further improves our value proposition,” said H.W. Park , managing director and chief executive, Hyundai Motors India.

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Mahindra Verito Car Just Got More Special

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is now available in a special limited edition offer. The company with aim of gulping huge volumes has launched the limited edition Verito saloon, the Verito Executive.

The special edition Verito is bolstered with alloy wheels, body decals, leather seat covers and leather-wrapped steering wheel, matching door inserts, integrated Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

The Executive class car also comes loaded with the same options of the Verito D6 like the airbag, ABS with EBD, variometric AC, body side cladding, ski racks, rear spoiler and chrome applique. The Car comes in two special contrasts, Pearl White and Walnut Brown.

Vivek Nayer, Sr. Vice President – Marketing, Automotive Sector, M&M, said , “The launch of the Verito Executive Edition will add a more premium status quotient to the saloon. Together with the propositions of space and mileage, which Verito is already known for, this new edition will provide premium interior and exterior features to our customers.”

The Verito Executive comes in a 1.5-litre diesel engine delivering up to 65bhp with a price range of Rs 6.94 lakh for the BS III variant and Rs 7.09 lakh for BS IV. The gasoline version powers up to 85bhp and is equipped with a 1.6-litre engine and comes at a price of Rs 5.95 lakh for BS III and Rs 5.99 lakh for BS IV. All the prices are indicative of ex-showroom, Delhi.

The festive edition cars are looked upon to hook the ever busy business acumen and professionals. Since its inception on the roads the Mahindra Verito has been a chartbuster delivering good sales in India in comparison to its other sedan cars in India.

The Verito Executive Edition, as the name suggests, with the business and executive class as the target audience stands for best value for money, without compromising on the finer aspects of life. This brand positioning exactly relates to the target group – someone who stands apart and above his peers without being pompous about his achievements. The Verito looks ready to lock horns with the likes of other entry level sedans such as Toyota Etios, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Chevrolet Aveo, and many others.

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The Latest Car From Nissan Is the NV200

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Nissan NV200 is the latest creation from the house of Nissan Motors. The car is expected to be a alternative to the likes of the Toyota Innova and the Xylo in the desi auto market.

From pre launch reports the CEO of Hover Automotive India told that the NV 200 will be completely made from the scratch at the Chennai unit of Nissan Motors. The sales, services, accessories, promotional strategies and dealerships will be handled by Hover on behalf of Nissan Motors in India.

“NV 200 is an international product and is a preferred vehicle for the taxi segment and for business needs. In India, NV 200 will be positioned to appeal to both the taxi segment as well as business customers”, he said. “However, it is difficult to tell the exact time when the NV 200 will be launched”.

Mr. Jain also added that “This will be made in India, for the India”. He further added that it is not decided if the car will be called NV 200 in India or will be given a new Indian name. “NV 200 certainly figures in the five car models that Nissan wants to make completely in India. With regard to any further sourcing for the cars parts for the high end variants Mr. Jain said that “Importing will be an option only for high-end international products”.

On its plans for the main stream Indian auto market Nissan, with the likes of Bajaj and Renault, is already working on a low cost car. Nissan this time is surely considering a small car for the Indian market after the launch of its much famed Nissan Micra. “Seventy per cent of the cars sold in India are below Rs 6 lakh. We are evaluating this segment”, he said.

With the sales figures of 15,000 vehicles for the previous year, Nissan plans to increase the sales up to three times this time with target sales of 40,000 units this year on the back of the good response to its Micra and the recent launch of its midsize sedan sunny.

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Maruti Ertiga SUV Review

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The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki at the Auto Expo made another big bang. The company launched the coveted multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) Ertiga. It will come in option of diesel and petrol.

Ertiga will come in 1400 cc diesel engine and is available in petrol 1300 C. Maruti claims that Ertiga runs 20 kilometers in 1 liter of diesel. It is being expected that the seven seat of the car price will be in the range of Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh. The MPV March-April will be sold.

The gasoline has a mileage of 16.02 kilometers per liter. The Key Specifications are: Length 4265mm, Width 1695mm, Height 1685mm. It is a VVT K14A (Variable Valve Timing) engine with 70kw/6000rpm, D13A 66kw/4000rpm power and torque of 130Nm/4000rpm, 200Nm/1750rpm.

“Ertiga” is a light SUV in the Indian market. A compact, small displacement vehicle with “compact 3-row seat”. Yet, spacious with interior comfort and adults can ride well in the third column, good maneuverability due to its compact size, high economic efficiency achieved by the engine with low fuel consumption and low emissions.

On the other hand, “Suzuki Motorcycle India” showed new lightweight and compact fuel-efficient 110cm3 “Hayate (Hayate),” and fuel-efficient and stylish new scooter “Swish 125 (125 swish).

With a birth rate still very high compared to the standard of the old industrial countries, India has a very young population, with most families consisting of more than five members. Reason enough for the first local manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, to develop a new compact MPV 7 seater.

With a modern although almost trivial, the Ertiga has nothing to do with the poverty of Maruti EECO (aka Suzuki Every +) or the Omni, only modernized version of the Suzuki Carry, known at one time We as the GME Rascal in the late 80’s. According to its manufacturer, the Ertiga “is distinguished by its lightweight and compact body and small engines.” It is launched in India with the aim to exploit a new market, the compact MPV with three rows of seats will look to thrive like the Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo local.

Recognizing the buying power of customers, Maruti Suzuki was required to contain costs by borrowing a maximum of component models of its current range. Ertiga betrays its origins: it is based on the platform Swift, with a wheelbase lengthened course increased from 2.43 m to 2.74 m. We also recognize its headlamps.

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Volkswagen Vento Car Price Review and Specifications

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The first feeling is that the Vento is your regular German made medium sized saloon. Well sculpted, sleek and designs that are underplayed make it look sturdy. While the road clearance is good the drawback is that the 15 inch wheels don not quite utilize the arches. The Vento does make up with larger back tyres than its Polo cousin allowing for a large back space.

Once you are inside you get what you wanted. The designs are really underplayed with no nonsense flashy dashboard. The controls are easy on the eye and the interior quality comes as a surprise when compared to its Indian competition. The finer details are all taken care of like the front occupants seat that can be leveraged using a lever from the back seat. The back seats are relaxing with good height support allowing up to three passengers at the back. Like the trademark Volkswagen style all the seats are well cushioned and have a good finishing.

Volkswagen is available in 1.6 liter, 105 horse power petrol and diesel variants. These engines are accompanied by five speed manual gear. You can also go for a six speed auto version in the spark ignition variant. The auto version though might not speed up as quickly as you would like. It involves a bit of gear work during the overtaking maneuver. The engine does make you zoom around the city streets and even cruise at high speeds.

As mentioned earlier the auto gear lacks the punch in the power department as they wanted to be cost efficient. The Vento has a normal torque converter transmission. So if you want to just stroll across your journey the auto transmission is what you need. The gear transmissions are silent and the delay ratios are a no fuss. But the fun part is really thrown out of the window as the shifts are pretty slow and the engine starts panting when compared to the manual gears. The lack of dead pedal is surely a huge miss in an auto gear.

The common rail diesel seems to have all the right nodes to it. Though you will manage to stay away from the bog zone you cannot escape the lag. The Vento is reliable, safe and a simple rider control makes for easy drive in the city traffic. The tyres are really gripping but there might be a hint of body roll. It takes every terrain in its stride. A few bumps did manage to sneak in but that was when we were four up and fully loaded.

All the brothers and sisters of the Vento come with rear armrest. The dashboard sure makes for a dashing appearance with a music player, climate control, electric mirrors, alloy wheels, remote locking, trip comp and a couple of airbags.

The Vento surely is not the one to be overlooked for the solid build, the underplayed class and for its diesel version. It starts from Rs 6.99 lakh for the trend line petrol and goes on to Rs 9.23 lakhs for the high line diesel.

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Hyundai Eon Car to Stay on the Roads for a Long Time to Come

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Hyundai Eon pegged at an entry price of Rs 2.5 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) will be exclusively made in India. The car will come in both manual and auto gear option as well. From the first looks we can tell you that the Hyundai Eon is going to stay on the roads for a long time to come.

Initially the Hyundai Eon was kept under the wraps with the codename HA. The Hyundai Eon is expected to battle with other small cars like the Maruti Alto and the Maruti A-Star and is all set to dethrone Maruti as the market leader in the small car segment. The car looks neatly done with utmost care taken even for the minute details. The Eon certainly has the looks to keep your eyes gazed on it for quite some time. The Hyundai Eon too also embodies the modern fluidic styling and gives it all the characteristics of a low cost car. The wheel arches and shoulder line are all quite intriguing for a small car and don’t be surprised if you ever come up across something similar to the Eon only in the likes of Mercedes-Benz CLS. The front fiasco has a shade of the Hyundai’s hexagonal grille up front and eye catchy floodlights with the chrome.

“New car launches are determined on the basis of the long-term outlook on a market. Our outlook on the Indian market in the medium and long-term is very positive. We want to address the Indian customer with regular product launches,” Hyundai director (marketing & sales) Arvind Saxena said. “Eon is the best bet for Hyundai to increase sales after relatively sound success of its smaller cars like Santro,” said a Mumbai-based auto analyst.

The wheelbase is similar to the likes of other small car contemporaries with measurement of 2380mm. However it is on the shorter side compared to the Santro and light in weight as well. The steel has been craftily used with altering thickness making the Eon both Stubborn and nippy in weight. The car is only a meager 715-795kg taking it to the likes of Maruti’s Alto, which is saying something. The interior of the car shares the credit with the well knitted out i10, and is cleverly arranged with little shelves and cubbyholes. The car is bolstered with enough features like a CD player, USB audio, remote locking, a shift indicator on the dash and tilt steering.

The windscreen is on the steeper side and shorter as well. This makes the space availability come at a premium. The congestion is further increased by the boot space which is best in its class with a capacity of up to 215 litres of luggage. This means that if the driver at the front is tall then the passenger at the rear will be short of space.

You will have some relief as there is some space to place your feet under the front seats as the front seats are erect and upright. With a decent thigh support and head space, it is not all that bad. The best place to be though is the driver’s end with a humungous space.

The Eon has a three-cylinder copy of the Santro IRDE engine. With 814cc and 56bhp you will have something left to rev it up. The refinement of the three-cylinder falls short of expectations as there seems to be considerable amount of vibration at idle. The engine even rattles at times but does seem to respond on higher rpms. In the mid range the car seems to have the entire world under its control and will most probably ease you through any city terrains.