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Mitsubishi Compact Car is the Next Evolution

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Mitsubishi Motors, could probably succumb to evolution in the small car segment in India and if all goes well as planned by the Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi Motors could well roll out its own small car. If rumors are to be believed then the company is already planning to bring in a small car for the India market. The new evolution small car will be rolled from its Thailand plant worldwide and is expected to lock horns with the likes of Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto, Maruti Ritz, Hyundai i10 and Nissan Micra in India.

The South Asian plant of the company is expected to dole out up to 2 lakh units annually. However, the exact production figures will depend on the demand for the small cars in the up coming car markets. The car is expected to come with a engine capacity of 1.0L to 1.2 L for the hatchback.

This development comes close on the heels of the company’s launch of a new Hindustan Motors-Mitsubishi dealership under the sponsorship of BMS Motors. This increases the dealership number in the country to 41. This new dealership is the second such start up in Andhra Pradesh, the former was launched in Vijayawada by BMS Motors. The first BMS Motors showroom in Ranigunj, Secunderabad, was thrown open to the public by Mr. Ashish Kaul, HM-Mitsubishi’s Head of Sales and Channel Expansion. The service station at Phoolbagh in Old Bowenpally was opened by Mr. Rajeshwar Prasad, HM-Mitsubishi’s Head of Service and Spare Parts. This clearly goes to show that the company is not only interested in the premium market but also looking to expand its wing to end consumer in terms of low cast cars and other auto related services .

The new development is clearly a paradigm shift from Mitsubishi’s offerings of high performance cars in India including Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Mitsubishi Pajero, Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Montero.

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Renault Clio Car Review, Price and Specifications

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Renault Clio is going to be the new small car ahead of the Indian Grand Prix on October 30th.

Renault Clio Engine

The Renault Clio engines and its gear transmission systems are optimized to deliver the best performance and are environment friendly as well.

The car has 1.2 litre, 16 valve engine and is also capable of running on alternative fuels like the E85 bioethanol compatible version and liquefied petroleum gas. The TCe 100 also has the distinction of the lowest CO2 emissions of any 100hp petrol engine.

All the variants of the Renault Clio powered by the 1.2 16V 75, TCe and dCi 70/85/105 engines strictly comply with all the three conditions required to meet the Renault eco² signature.

Renault Clio Exterior

The Renault Clio is best in class in terms of the cabin space index. The rear shoulder room of the car measures up to 1,362mm in the case of three-door versions and 1,343mm for the five door variant and the estate versions. The headroom is 866mm at the rear. The rear occupants also benefit from knee room of 162mm. In fact the Renault Clio comfortably sits passengers who are more than 1.88m tall.

Renault Clio Interior

The dashboard is finished with a soft-touch feel and the instruments are crystal clear with an in built screen of the Carminat TomTom® gps systems placed at the top of the centre console. The Renault Clio makes you feel at home right from the beginning. The interior trims have also not been spared and is completely renewed with an elegant ambience based on the equipment level.

Renault Clio Ride and Handling

The practical controls are as usual very easy to use inclusive of the short steering wheel mounted stalks. The drive control switch and the speed lock are now at the centre console partnering the parking brake. The driver can also check the on or off status of the drive control or the speed lock system.

Renault Clio Safety Features

The Renault Clio has also achieved a lot of firsts in the field of safety. It is the first car in its class to earn a four-star EuroNCAP crash-test rating, in 2000. Then, in 2005, it went on to become the first to achieve five-star status. Last but not least, its exacting build quality has made it one of the most dependable cars in its segment.

Renault Clio Awards

The Renault Clio is the only car model to date to have claimed the Car of the Year award on two separate occasions. In 1991 the Renault Clio bagged the award shortly after the launch of Clio I. Then the second time in 2006, with Clio III.

In the space of 20 years, it has won over 10 million customers in more than 100 countries, which is more valuable than the awards that galore it.

Renault Clio Models

RENAULT CLIO GORDINI R.S.

The Renault Clio Gordini R.S. is for the ever loyal fashion fans that are looking for an exclusive vehicle with an unmistakable French touch. The Renault Gordini has all the gizmos that Renault Sport Technologies developed for the Clio R.S. and carries forward the proud racing culture of the Great Gordini.

RENAULT CLIO GRAND TOUR

Renault Clio Grand Tour has its inspiration from the Renault Mégane. The car measures 4,228mm in length and is one of most sleek estate cars in the market, while its dynamic stance is heightened by its steeply-raked rear screen.

The car has lengthy back which opens a world of space of up to 439dm3 of boot space, a figure which extends to 1,277dm3 (VDA) and not to forget that the rear seats are completely foldable. Meanwhile, the new Renault Clio Grand Tour also has a removable boot floor which gives you the option of maximum luggage space or a flat floor space making it a car for all purposes.

Renault Clio Gordini

The Renault Clio Gordini is a rip of the existing GT version and is for people who are looking for a combo of style and a good driving experience, but yet want to stay rooted with a decent looking car. The car has a 1.6 litre and 128hp petrol engine (K4M), and the 105hp diesel (K9K) with three and five door options.

 

CLIO RENAULT SPORT

The Renault Clio Sport has a 2.0, 16V engine. The car delivers a specific power output of more than 100hp per litre, which makes it a high standard performer in the small car hatch back segment. With a good low rev, the car peaks at 203hp and 7,100rpm.

 

RENAULT CLIO CAMPUS

Renault Clio Campus is surely a head turner with its 3.81m length and its turning circle of 10.3m, the Clio Campus is nippy and versatile suiting both the fun and frivolous. The back seat occupies up to three partners making it a complete get away spot with your friends. The fog lamps provide a perfect foil for any weather conditions.

 

Renault Clio Ex-showroom Price

The upcoming Renault Clio Ex-showroom price is expected to be close to Rs. 6, 00,000. The price may vary as for the transportation and taxes for other states in India.

Renault Clio Competitors

Renault Clio India will lock horns with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Etios Liva, Nissan Micra, Chevrolet Beat and Honda Brio.

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Hyundai Eon Car Secrets Revealed

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Hyundai Eon brochure has been leaked and from the looks of it, in this diwali season we could well be in for a big dhamaka with the likes of Maruti Alto F8D and the K10. The Maruti Alto has been ruling the sales charts for quite some time now in the Indian market with sales of over 20,000 units every month until now.

 

The Alto’s combo of reliability, cost efficiency, good mileage, a simple design and Maruti’s expertise dealership network across the entire country has been able to give tremendous reach in sales and service. Times do change and this time Hyundai Eon is all set to stir up the storm.

Considering Hyundai India manages to get the pricing of the Eon just right with market speculations being around price tag of 2.5 Lakh for entry level Eon, the Alto could very well have met its nemesis.

 

The Hyundai Eon gets its cuts and curvy exterior design from the Hyundai’s Fluidic design philosophy that seems to be the in vogue fashion these days with the company and also the fluid design looks much more contemporary than that of the aging Maruti Alto.

The Interiors are way ahead of its other contemporaries at least that is what we get from the latest leaks. The best part also flows onto the mileage of the car which is also more efficient than the Alto in terms of the road run. The ARAI certifies the Hyundai Eon’s mileage at 21.1 KMPL.

 

The best part just does not seem to end here. The car also has an 814 cc three cylinder petrol engine with a maximum of 55 bhp and 76.5 Nm of top torque. These figures easily surpass the Alto by 15% on paper as of now. The Hyundai Eon is expected to be just priced below the Hyundai Santro Xing.

So what is in favour of the Maruti? The only cause of concern for the Hyundai would be to replicate or even come close to the huge network of Maruti sales and service outlets in India. Maruti’s thirty year dominance still does have a few tricks up its sleeve.

Hyundai has recently been making some inroads into the tier 2 and 3 cities of India and town with standalone dealerships for selling entry level cars like the Hyundai Eon and the Santro Xing.

It all comes down to the actual sales and services and will finally decide who is the winner in the Maruti Suzuki versus Hyundai battle? The dhamaka is all set to begin on the October 13th, 2011, when the Hyundai Eon will be launched in India.

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Hyundai Eon Dhamaka Starts from October 13

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Hyundai Eon being launched on the October 13th around the price tag of 2.5 Lakh for the entry level, the Alto could very well have met its nemesis. The Hyundai Eon gets its cuts and curvy exterior design from the  Hyundai’s Fluidic design philosophy that seems to be the in vogue fashion these days with the company and also the fluid design looks much more contemporary than that of the aging Maruti Alto.

 

The Interiors are way ahead of its other contemporaries at least that is what we get from the latest leaks. The best part also flows onto the mileage of the car which is also more efficient than the Alto in terms of the road run. The ARAI certifies the Hyundai Eon’s mileage at 21.1 KMPL. The best part just does not seem to end here. The car also has an 814 cc three cylinder petrol engine with a maximum of 55 bhp and 76.5 Nm of top torque. These figures easily surpass the Alto by 15% on paper as of now. The Hyundai Eon is expected to be just priced below the Hyundai Santro Xing.

So what is in favour of the Maruti? The only cause of concern for the Hyundai would be to replicate or even come close to the huge network of Maruti sales and service outlets in India. Maruti’s thirty year dominance still does have a few tricks up its sleeve. Hyundai has recently been making some inroads into the tier 2 and 3 cities of India and town with standalone dealerships for selling entry level cars like the Hyundai Eon and the Santro Xing. It all comes down to the actual sales and services and will finally decide who is the winner in the Maruti Suzuki versus Hyundai battle? The dhamaka is all set to begin on the October 13th, 2011, when the Hyundai Eon will be launched in India.

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Hyundai Eon Car to Hit the Indian Markets Ahead of Diwali

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Hyundai Eon is ready for a no holds barred contest against some of the best sellers like the Maruti Suzuki Alto. The small car is expected to be priced at below Rs. 3 lakh. The car is expected to surprise the audience with the launch speculated to be ahead of Diwali from the 10th of October to 15th of October. To be more precise the car is expected to be available at a price of 2.5 lakhs.

The Eon will be an entry level variant in the compact car segment. It is expected to be a spacious car as well with large leg space. The car is equipped with an 814 cc engine with a mileage of over 20 km per litre.

Inspired from the Santro platform the Eon is expected to have a lot parts from the Santro as well as the i10. Apart from Hyundai even other car makers are expected to pitch in with their small cars. The Tata Motors is expected to come with an advanced version of the Nano and the Indica. Volkswagen’s UP! has also made its intentions clear by making its debut at the world auto show in Germany. Ford buoyed by the success of the Figo is also expected to come up with another compact car which will be priced below the Figo.

The auto sales seem to have been a bit sluggish with rising interest rates and fuel prices. This phenomenon though seems to have little effect on the sales of small cars which are still going very strong.

“There is no car that is comparable with Eon. Yes, it is an entry-level car but with no compromise. It is a very spacious car with a large boot – something that you get only in bigger cars. And most importantly it doesn’t compromise on style,” said Arvind Saxena, Hyundai India sales & marketing director.

The Hyundai Eon dimensions are expected to be 75mm wider and 40mm taller than the Alto, while being similar in length at 3.5 meters.