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Mahindra XUV Car 500 Price Review and Specifications

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The official verdict is out. Earlier codenamed as the W201 is now the new Mahindra XUV 500 which will be on the roads from the 28th September 2011. The car is one of kind because it has been built with significant inputs from customers across the globe. The company further cleared that it will launch the much anticipated one of a kind SUV on the September 28, 2011. After this the pricing, strategy and technology behind the vehicle would be announced the next day before a visit to the Chakan plant and test drives.

The car has been completely conceptualized, designed and created at the company’s R & D unit at Chennai with the main focus point being the end customer. The engine is again a first of a kind transverse engine. The novelty does not end here. In fact even the design of the car is based on the monocoque design which just takes out of the box features to a different level. Apart from being different, the car has also adheres to top notch standards, quality, technology, testing, norms, regulations and emissions.

Mahindra has not taken success lightly despite the huge sales of Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra Bolero and the recently launched Mahindra Thar. The company does not want to rest on its laurels and it is the manufacturer’s first attempt at a vehicle aiming at different driving terrains and customers across the globe.

Even the name of the car has not been spared. The 00 in the XUV 500 means double 00 similar to 007 in the famous spy character, the James bond. The overall built of the car is carefully balanced with good proportions distributed all over. The car over all has an imposing stance slightly bending forward which is the final outcome with most monocoque or unibody constructions.

From the computer graphic generated images of the car it is evident that the car has high elevated swept back floodlights. The curvy Mahindra grille as usual rounds off the overall exterior looks making for an eye catching delight. The elevating beltline and tapered roof give it an air of compactness. All these changes are from reports so if Mahindra does not have any other surprises up its sleeve then the XUV 500 will surely be the most attractive product from the house of Mahindra and Mahindra. All this will set up a perfect platform for the M&M, which is hoping its next gen vehicles will put it par with auto makers around the world.

The car has a transversely located 2.2-litre mHawk engine and a new transaxle, specifically developed for the “XUV500” entirely from scratch. The gear transmission is a novelty as well with five and six speed options made with assistance from Ricardo. The engine will have a power of up to 120 to 140 bhp with torque of 32.6 kgm. Then there are the surprise elements like the traction control, ESP, hill descent control capable of handling any terrain.

The XUV 500 will make its debut in India and South Africa and is later slated for releases all over the world. The car will simultaneously come in both two wheel and four wheel drive options. The XUV500 till date can be held as Mahindra’s litmus test product. The car will be positioned above the Scorpio and it could cost around Rs 13 lakh for the base 2WD version.

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Mahindra XUV500 Car Has the License to Thrill

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Mahindra XUV500 is all set to rule the roads from the 28th September this 2011. The XUV will be a first of its kind from the house of the Mahindra. In fact the car has been designed by taking inputs for style and development inputs from customers all over the world. The car has been also tested in various parts of the world across Europe, Australia and South Africa among others.

Mahindra is looking to create a niche identity for itself in this category. It is looking at a place between the Scorpio and the upbeat SUVs. The car is aimed at the gen next and will be styled according to the taste of the youth. The 00 in the name of the Mahindra XUV500 is not just mere numbers. They are similar to that of 00 in the James Bond character. In short the car wants to convey that it is a class ahead in terms of fashion and high tech features. To testify this gen next breed the car has been manufactured using the best in class quality standards.

The Mahindra XUV500 also owns the distinction of being the country’s first indigenously developed monocoque SUV. It is also equipped with a novel transverse engine from the Mahindra. The XUV500 is truly niche and world class and this is further exemplified in the way it was conceptualized and created. Right from ensuring the global standards, quality, technology, testing norms, regulations and emissions every aspect related to the car has not at all been comprised.

The XUV500, in fact seems to indicate the future path of the Mahindra. The Mahindra XUV 500 SUV will be run by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and generates a maximum power of 140 bhp and a torque of 326 Nm.

Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, M&M Ltd. told “We are all set to create a new milestone with the launch of the Mahindra XUV500 which truly embodies and encapsulates the essence of the Mahindra Rise philosophy. Having extensively tested and validated our product with global and Indian customers alike, I am happy to add that we will simultaneously launching the XUV500 in South Africa under the same brand name. I am confident that the XUV500 will follow in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessors to evolve into an iconic brand.”

Rajesh Jejurikar, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said, “The Mahindra brand has evolved over time. Today it enjoys the strongest equity in the SUV category. Therefore, Mahindra will now be the lead brand for the XUV500. Additionally, with the XUV500 we are attempting to create a new category in the SUV segment, that will not only challenge the conventional but will also certainly translate into double customer delight.”

Mahindra has now sort of made a track record in the SUV category with a huge share of the market. The company leads the pack with a market share of 60.5 percent. The success of Mahindra is largely attributed to the Indian and global iconic brands like the Bolero, the Scorpio and the Xylo.

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Mahindra XUV500 Car Is the New Bond on the Roads

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The much awaited SUV code named as W201, the Mahindra XUV 500 is all set to make its appearance on the roads in a few days as we write. In fact the number ‘500’ in the name is similar to the double 00 in the James Bond character. The entire design and development for this first of a kind SUV has been done by Mahindra itself. The Mahindra will arrive at a price of 12 to 14 lakhs in the Indian markets. The launch date is expected to be on the 28th of September 2011.

Mahindra XUV 500 Engine

The Mahindra XUV 500 is bolstered by an engine with 2179cc. The 2.2 litre engine will be similar to that of the mHawk engine of the Mahindra Scorpio. The XUV 500 will power up to a maximum of 120 Bhp and a maximum torque of 290 Nm. The gear box is fused with a 6 speed manual gearbox. It is also expected to arrive in a 6 speed automatic transmission option as well.


Mahindra XUV Exteriors

The Mahindra XUV is one of a kind SUV in its generation. You will hardly find anything like it on the roads. The Mahindra XUV 500 will have a wide front body with the company’s logo at the centre of the front grille. The Car will also sport LED lights along with xenon flood lights and fog lamps for enhanced vision during the drive. The XUV will be a mean machine with huge rough and tough wheel arches. The macho machine will be buoyed by an equally monstrous 17 inch alloy wheels.

Mahindra XUV 500 Interiors

With its one of a kind exterior looks the Mahindra XUV 500 is not far behind in the interior segment as well. The car is nothing short of premium comfort in the SUV segment. The car boasts of comfort features from the both the worlds of SUV and the Sedan. Some of the features are power steering, power windows, dual-zone climate control system, along with an in built music system to take care of the entertainment. AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity is also expected to adorn the Mahindra SUV. The driver seat will be a delight with the electronic adjustable option in addition to the retractable ORVM’s. If rumors are to be believed the car is also expected to come with a global positioning system to keep track of the locations.

Mahindra XUV 500 Ride and Handling

With a robust power of up to 120 bhp steaming the engines, the Mahindra XUV 500 is expected to come with an equally powerful breaking system to cool the car’s thrills. The XUV 500 is expected to have disc braking system at both the front and back wheels.It will also have an Electronic Stability Program in place to keep the big SUV under control irrespective of any terrain. To fight off any global dominance the XUV 500 is also thinking on the lines of international auto brands. It has all the possibilities of having a cruise control and traction control as well.

Mahindra XUV 500 Specifications

This time around though Mahindra is the leader in the SUV segment in the Indian market the company has not just merely launched a SUV. In fact the company claims to have carried out extensive research across the globe before arriving at the design of the Mahindra SUV in India.

The Mahindra XUV500 also owns the distinction of being the country’s first indigenously developed monocoque SUV. It is also equipped with a novel transverse engine from the Mahindra. The XUV500 is truly niche and world class and this is further exemplified in the way it was conceptualized and created.

Mahindra XUV 500 Ex-Showroom Price

The much awaited SUV from Mahindra, the XUV 500 will be available with 4X2 and 4X4 variants. The 4X2 variant is likely to be placed under a price tag of 11- 14 lakhs. The 4X4 variant of the SUV will be priced within the 15- 17 lakh Indian Rupees.

Mahindra XUV 500 Models

Mahindra XUV 500 is expected to come in Mahindra XUV 500 2WD and Mahindra XUV 500 4WD models

Mahindra XUV 500 2WD

This will be the 2179cc mHawk engine powered car. It will be the two wheel drive version.

Mahindra XUV 500 4WD

It will also be powered by the same 2179cc engine with a four wheel drive.

Mahindra XUV 500 Competitors

The Mahindra XUV looks to place itself between the likes of Scorpio and the upbeat SUV cars like the Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Honda CRV. Probably the only remote competitor could be the yet another out of the box Skoda Yeti.

Mahindra XUV 500 Mileage

As per reports the car rightly offers to deliver of 12kmpl in the city and 14 kmpl on the highways.

Mahindra XUV 500 Safety Features

The Mahindra XUV 500 would be well loaded with advanced safety features like the ABS and EBD, along with six airbags to provide utmost safety at the instance of a collision. The park assist feature with parking sensors is definitely an additional safety measure which is very much needed with such a huge size vehicle. Fog lamps, rear defogger, high mounted stop lamps etc ensure total safety.

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Honda Cars Not Rest to on Its Past Laurels

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Honda seems to be back on the road and with a lot of punch as well. With the launch of its cheapest car till date the ‘Brio’, the company seems to have finally hit the right nodes.

The hatchback Brio is already looked upon as a strong competitor to the likes of the Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat. The car is already available on the roads from the 27th September 2011 and has a starting price of Rs. 3.95 lacs onwards for the base variant.

The company is no mood to relax and seems to have learnt its lessons from the past and is not resting on its laurels. Honda is now all set to heed to the market demands and is looking forward to launch diesel cars in India. The move is seen as response to the market demands for the diesel variants and the rising petrol prices.

The work on the diesel engines has already started in Japan, said Honda Siel Cars India Senior Vice-President (Sales and Marketing), Jnaneswar Sen, said. “The Research and Development team in Japan is developing diesel engines. It is premature to say that the products will be rolled out on diesel (platform),” he told reporters here.

However the exact time for the release of the diesel versions have not been revealed and said the diesel cars was only for the Indian market due to the specific market demand for these cars. The company said the diesel engine is not being developed for the global markets as there is no such cue of affiliation towards diesel cars and most of the markets worldwide prefer petrol cars.

On the market expectations from the just launched “Brio” that was formally launched earlier this October, he said “Honda is targeting first time buyers and those who already own a Honda vehicle”.

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BMW Mini Cars All Set for a Mega Launch

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BMW Mini is slated for a huge launch in India within the next two months. The cars would have a starting price of 25 lakhs. The company is planning to bring in the cars and open two flagship dealerships in Delhi and Mumbai. The car will launch the entire variants in the BMW Mini inclusive of the BMW Cooper, BMW Countryman, BMW Clubdoor and the BMW Cabrio. The high end Clubman would reportedly be priced at the 30 lakh range which would also include a total sports deal and accessories.

The history of the Mini dates back to as early as the year 1960. The Mini is one of the pioneers among the cars of the then Great Britain. In fact these cars are said to mark the beginning of a new era in the automotive world. The maximum space utilization design, front wheel drive option, smooth and good old sporty designs today has become the trademark of many a cars to follow. Take for example even the case of the best seller Suzuki Swift. The Swift too carries the same legacy. The mini is still reeling in large sales with annual figures of up to 2.34 lakh cars being sold every year all over the world. The highest sales happen in the US followed by Britain, Germany and Japan.

“The Mini comes to India finally after years of hectic feasibility and surveys,” BMW India President Andreas Schaaf, adding the company will showcase the car in the Auto Expo in January 2012.

The Mini will look to fill the void that the small luxury cars have not been able to fill. The Mini will look to prove its mettle where its counterparts like the Volkswagen Beetle and Fiat 500 could not find too many buyers. The figures reveal that the Volkswagen Beetle has just managed sales of 620 cars right from its launch. Fiat has just sold 100 units. Schaff, however, said the Indian market is changing. “We are selling close to 20,000 luxury cars annually and now the customers are willing to spend money on smaller famed brands. Mini perfectly fits into the definition and India is now a mature market for premium luxury small cars,” BMW India president said.

The Mini is expected to be accompanied by other luxury hatchbacks like the Mercedes-Benz BClass and the Audi A3 next year. Like in all the other markets across the world, the Mini will be sold as a separate brand, with a range of varieties for customization. These cars would be sold independently from the BMW’s other cars such as the 5 Series, the 7 Series and SUVs such as the X5 and the X6.

“We plan to market it as a sporty car with iconic value. It will be a chunky and overtly masculine brand and positioned as a top-notch performer with high levels of customization,” Schaff said.

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What Does the Nissan Sunny Car Look Like ?

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Nissan Sunny looks

The official Nissan Sunny photos reveal that the car sports a racy and raring exterior giving the car a daring image. The new Nissan Sunny Photos also reveal that the design of the car has a dominance of bold lines which decorate the exterior layout of the car.

Nissan Sunny Specifications

– The Nissan Sunny specifications available for the Petrol engine are:
– Maximum power is 97 bhp at 6000 rpm
– It has displacement of 1498cc
– Maximum power is 97 bhp at 6000 rpm
– Maximum torque is 134 nm at 4000 rpm
– Available in 3 variants: XE, XL and XV and diesel variants
– Nissan Sunny safety specifications include features such as SRS airbag, ABS with EBD even for the base model
– Top model feature keyless entry system and push button start/stop system
– Is available in six shades: Bronze Grey, Storm White, Blade Silver, Sapphire Blue, Oynx Black and Brick Red

Nissan Sunny India sedan has been launched in petrol variant only. However the company will soon slip in the diesel avatar of the Nissan Sunny India in January 2012 saloon in India.
Nissan Sunny Price

The Nissan Sunny is priced at 5.78 for the base variant and goes up to 7.68 Lakhs, as per the ex-showroom price Delhi for the high end variants.

The Nissan Sunny price for the diesel version is at 9.5 lakhs which is yet to be launched. The Nissan Sunny India was launched on 20th September 2011.

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Nissan Sunny India Car Petrol Variant Price and Specifications

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Nissan Sunny Price – The Nissan Sunny is priced at 5.78 for the base variant and goes up to 7.68 Lakhs, as per the ex-showroom price Delhi for the high end variants
The diesel version price is priced at 9.5 lakhs which is yet to be launched. The Nissan Sunny India was launched on 20th September 2011.

The Nissan Sunny Ex-showroom Price in India is not the final price and is tentatively at Rs 5.78 lakh. The Nissan Sunny On road Price will be inclusive of the Vehicle price, Road tax, Insurance and registration fees which can further increase the cost up to 10 percent extra. If you want additional accessories you shall have to pay extra amount for the same.

Nissan Sunny Specifications

– The Nissan Sunny Petrol engine specifications are:
– Maximum power is 97 bhp at 6000 rpm
– It has displacement of 1498cc
– Maximum power is 97 bhp at 6000 rpm
– Maximum torque is 134 nm at 4000 rpm
– Available in 3 variants: XE, XL and XV and diesel variants
– Nissan Sunny safety specifications include features such as SRS airbag, ABS with EBD even for the base model
– Top model feature keyless entry system and push button start/stop system
– Is available in six shades: Bronze Grey, Storm White, Blade Silver, Sapphire Blue, Oynx Black and Brick Red

Nissan Sunny India sedan has been launched in petrol variant only. However the company will soon slip in the diesel avatar of the Nissan Sunny India in January 2012 saloon in India.

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The Wait Is Over for the Most Awaited Honda Brio Car

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Finally the wait is over for the most awaited Honda Brio. The Honda brio made its debut at Thailand in March 2010. The Honda Brio will be launched in India by the end of September 2011. The Honda Brio is a tailor made car for the Indian market. The car is placed at under 5 lakhs and is looked as a rival to the other compact cars.

The car comes with a 900 cc engine which equipped to give a decent performance. The compact car is also high on comfort and safety and does not look cheap in spite of its low costs. The Honda Brio is a total comfort and satisfaction while driving. The car comes with a five speed manual gear and an auto transmission option as well.

The New Honda Brio is surely a step ahead in terms of look and space utilization. The car can accommodate up to five people. The car is expected to land on Indian shores by the Diwali this 2011. Mean while even the Toyota is coming with their new Sedan in December followed by a hatchback. It is also planning to launch the diesel variants of the same by March 2011. The Toyota Etios is expected to be a direct competitor to the Honda Brio.

The Honda Brio for a small car is loaded with high end features. The car boasts of great fuel mileage, compact exteriors, big interiors, contemporary style, easy handling, boot space and much more.

Other features included are the alloy wheels, front fog lights, rear wash wiper, folding rear seat, tachometer ,radio, cup holders ,music player ,air conditioner, power windows, power steering, steering adjustment, central locking defogger rear, remote boot fuel lid. The car is also high on safety with an anti lock braking system, driver air bags, passenger air bags, and child safety locks.

The Honda Brio is a compact car that looks quite similar to the Chevrolet Beat which has already had a successful run on the Indian roads. Honda Brio is fitted with a fuel efficient and refined engine which is much smaller in size and yet very tight.

The Honda Brio has some good patterns on its body and a raring to go stance. This combination of beauty and sporty looks are sure to get the cash registers ringing in its favour. The Honda Brio has tail lights at the lower end of the back and the rear is mostly all made of glass. This entire theme of all glass back is something of a rarity seen in this segment and making it completely stand out from the rest.

The inclusion of safety features like airbags increase the price of car by Rs 45,000 to Rs 60,000. So therefore it is expected that safety features like airbags will not be included in the entry variant.

Earlier Honda Jazz and the Honda city too had some issues related to price of the respective hatchbacks. At that time Honda slashed the price of Honda Jazz by Rs 1.5 lakh and the Honda City price by Rs 66,000.

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Fiat Linea and Fiat Punto Are the Blockbusters Cars This Diwali


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Fiat Linea and the Fiat Punto seem to be flavor of this festive season. Fiat India this Diwali has launched special festival discount offers for its customers starting from September to October. This limited period offers discounts during which the customers can avail the maximum benefits. The special festival discounts go up to Rs. 1, 30,000/- on the Fiat Linea and Rs. 75,000/- on the Fiat Punto. The special festival offer also includes an attractive exchange benefit of up to Rs. 20000/- package. This means that customers can actually exchange their old Fiat cars to buy new Fiat cars. The icing on the cake is the festival discount also extends to 50 months road side assistance package along with 1st year insurance for 1 Rupee only.

Stunning car design, comfort when driving, strong engines, and customer satisfaction is been the mantra for Fiat India along with modern engineering marvel. The festive season of September and October 2011 ensures a total bonanza for Fiat India customer’s with special offers. In all the special discounts total up to a amount of Rs. 1, 30,000 for Linea, and Rs. 75,000 on Punto. The exchange scheme gives benefits of up to Rs. 20000.

President and CEO, FIAT India, Mr. Rajeev Kapoor says that “With the launch of this campaign we portray our commitment towards the Indian market and communicate that this campaign has been designed keeping in mind the emotions, sentiments and key values deeply portraying our Indian connect. We at Fiat India hold the same values that an Indian holds. Fiat has exhilarating plans for this festival season. This is our first offering this festive season to celebrate and share the festivities with our customers.”

This is looked upon as a bid to increase sales during the festival season. “With the launch of this campaign, we portray our commitment towards the Indian market and communicate that this campaign has been designed keeping in mind the emotions, sentiments and key values, deeply portraying our Indian connect,” said Fiat India chief executive Rajeev Kapok.

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Honda Brio Car Is Now Available at a Showroom Near You

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Honda Brio has finally been launched. Yes, the much-awaited small car, the Honda Brio (pronounced as Br-ee-o and means “energetic” and “cheerful” in Italian), is available in the Indian market. The car could well go on to become a hot seller with its perfect package for the new era. It has the best of Honda’s technologies to deliver fun and agile driving, fuel-efficiency, spaciousness & safety.

The Car is a result of the company’s thorough market survey in India based on the people’s driving needs and lifestyles.

The Brio has a four cylinder 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that powers up to 88 PS @ 6000 rpm. The torque is 109 Nm (11.2 kg-m) @ 4600 rpm. The car offers a mileage of 18.4 km/l, as per test data. It comes with five speed manual gear box.The car is good at low rpm acceleration and a nippy performer that makes it so enjoyable and fun to drive.

Mr. Takashi Nagai, President and CEO, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. said, “We are delighted to introduce Honda Brio in the Indian market. We have been able to launch the Brio at a competitive price due to our concerted efforts to control costs, maximize production efficiencies and minimize impact of currency fluctuations. And we have achieved this through pure localization – localization of critical components, using local suppliers, local materials, local machines and dies, by localized drawings and our Indian associates.”

The car is already open to bookings and with a wide reach of 135 authorized dealership facilities in 83 cities across the country you do not have to wait much longer for the Honda Brio. In fact for the Honda Brio alone the company has completely revamped its network and notched it up higher to ward off any possible competitors. This dealership network could in fact raise up to 143 facilities in 91 cities by the end of the current financial year.

The Honda Brio comes in four variants – EMT, SMT, S (O) MT and VMT in six exciting exterior colours – Energetic Blue, Rallye Red, Urban Titanium, Alabaster Silver, Taffeta White and Crystal Black Pearl.

The Honda Brio comes with a 2 years or 40,000 kms warranty as standard value for all customers.

Here are the prices as per the Ex-showroom in Delhi

E MT – Rs. 3.95 lacs

S MT – Rs. 4.35 lacs

S (O) MT – Rs. 4.90 lacs

V MT – Rs. 5.10 Lacs

The Car is expected to compete with the likes of Hyundai i10, Maruti WagonR and the Chevrolet Beat.