Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Honda Aviator 110 introduced

Honda two wheelers today introduced its new product Honda Aviator that is powered by 110cc engine. The company launched it in two variants- Honda Aviator 110cc and Honda Aviator Deluxe. This is the second scooter launch by Honda in the year. The company unveiled new Honda Activa a few months back in India. New Honda Aviator is loaded with the same mill that is present in Activa. The new gearless scooter is equipped with 110cc powertrain and belts out 8 bhp of peak power at 7500 rpm and churns a maximum torque of 9 Nm at 5500 rpm. The same combi brakes system and key shutter system are borrowed from the Activa to New Aviator. Honda Aviator is priced at Rs. 42160/- and Honda Aviator Deluxe's price tag is Rs 47,000 in Delhi. The new Aviator is priced Rs 6,000 higher than the Honda Activa but proves its worth. Honda AviatorThe scooter will be available in five shades- Monsoon Gray Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, Pearl Heron Blue, Orange Metallic and pearl Black. Honda launched a new version of Aviator due to recent launches by Mahindra- Mahindra Duro and Mahindra Rodeo. The scooter is available in five stunning hues viz., Pearl Igneour Black, Berry Purple, Monsoon Gray, Space Silver and Rebel Red. Honda Aviator is already there with front disc brakes. On the other hand, Royal Enfield is expected to roll out its Royal Enfield Bullet Classic in the first week of November.

Honda to launch new Honda Aviator

Honda two wheelers is going to launch a new Honda Aviator very soon! The new Aviator will be loaded with 110cc engine housing more power. Earlier, the company has launched Honda Activa with upgraded engine and some extra features. In the same way, the Aviator will have 110cc mill and combi brakes. The new Honda Aviator is expected to be introduced in two variants- Honda Aviator and Honda Aviator Deluxe. It might be available in Monsoon Gray, Rebel Red, Berry Purple, Space Silver and Pearl Igneous Black. Front disc brake version of Aviator is already there in the market. Honda Aviator This gearless scooter is believed to be priced around Rs 47160/- that would be Rs 6,000 higher than the existing model of Aviator. Honda Activa 110cc mill belts out 8bhp of maximum power at 7500rpm and 9Nm of top torque at 5500rpm. In addition to this, it is to come with body colour grab bars and key shutter system. Royal Enfield is going to launch it's New version Royal Enfield Bullet Classic. Hero Honda's Hero Honda Hunk is a popular bike in premimum segment in Indian Market.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tata Manza: new avatar of Tata Indigo

Tata Manza Side View Image Tata Motors gave new birth to its existing child, Tata Indigo, and christened it as Tata Manza. The luxury car, Tata Manza, has everything to woo the Indian customers. It has the all desirable features which declares a car luxurious. So, our team was very excited to have the fresh experience of Tata Manza. As we reached the showroom, Roshan Motors-Jaipur, there were lot of customers enquiring for the new launch. Some feeling it by touching and a few just getting technical and other details. The car is sure to fill the space vacated by Tata Indigo as Tata Motors is going to phase out the model. Only a few variants will be seen in market as a token. Tata Manza Instrument Panel It is very clear by a birds eye view of the car that the new avatar is larger than the phasing out model. The dimension of the car is-length-4413 mm, width-1703 mm and height is 1550 mm. The maximum fuel tank capacity of Tata Indigo, Manza is 44 litres. Tata Manza Front Seat Image The sales officers at the showroom showed us the interiors of the car. Tata Motors did intensive home work to design the interior of the vehicle. The front side of the, dashboard and front area of co-driver's seat, is a highly tech-flood area. It has 2-Din music system, in built bluetooth and advanced driver information system, it shows digital clock and fuel consumption, distance to empty and ambient temperature indicator, which provides each and every update about inner and outside area. Apart from these, the other features are audio controls on steering wheel, infrared remote for audio and USB playback. The critical rev indicator turns red when the driver hit the critical RPM. Ample legroom and headroom is carved at the both side-front and rear seat. The ergonomically designed height-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support and the tilt-adjustable power steering enable a better driving experience. A automatic illuminated deep glove box and electric controls for ORVMs and HVAC vents are unmatchable. For the extra comfort, rear seat is blessed with armrest that can have a cup like stuff. Tata Manza Rear Seat Image The Tata Manza boasts rear seat center armrest, rear power windows and one shot power window down movement at driver side. Tata Manza Full Front Interior Image The eye-catching sedan, Tata Manza, designed in attractive two-tone beige interior colour scheme, illuminating ring around keyhole, bottle holder on floor console, vanity mirror and light on co-driver's sunvisor and storage tray and pockets . Tata Manza Stereo Image Now come out from the fairy world of Tata Manza and watch stunning work on exterior. Rear lamps are in new shape and the complete rear side look seems to be borrowed from Logan. In addition to this, height of the back is reduced as against Tata Indica Vista. Outer door handles, front and side rub rails are painted in body colour. Only the higher end variant is having electrically controlled outer rear view mirror. Same is the case of chrome inserts on rub rails and door handles. Chrome plated grilles are there in higher end variant of Tata Manza. A beep sound would be turn on if the seat belts are not used when driving. It is disappointing that any variant of the Manza sports alloy wheels. Tata Manza Door Handles Image Tata Motors comes loaded with a host of advanced safety features that meet stringent international standards. Strong side-door intrusion beams cushion any impact, while the superior crash-tested cockpit design ensures optimal protection to all occupants. Other safety weapons are high mount LED stop lamp, load limiters on front seat belts, immobiliser, central locking, ABS, remote controlled keyless entry, dual front SRS airbags, retractor, pretensioners, child lock on rear doors and collapsible steering. Dual airbags and retractor, pretensioners and load limiters on front seat belts come in Tata Manza Aura Plus. Tata Manza Wheels Image Tata Manza is launched in four variants both in petrol (quaorjet) and diesel (safire) engine- Tata Manza Aqua, Tata Manza Aura, Tata Manza Aqua (ABS) and Tata Manza Aura Plus. The price tags of all these variants starts from Rs 4.8 lakh to 6.75 lakh. The models are available in different hues like breeze blue, dew white, grey noir, gold satin, infinity black, minimal grey and monarch red. Tata Manza Engine The quaorjet diesel engine with a displacement of 1248cc churns a maximum power of 90 Ps at 4,000 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1750-3000 rpm. On the other hand, 1368cc petrol Safire engine generates same 90 Ps at 6,000 rpm while it develops 116 Nm at 4750 rpm. We, the team, already brought you the live coverage of Chevrolet Cruze.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Chevrolet Cruze test drive

Our team got an appointment with the Chevrolet Cruze showroom,Triumph Motors, at Jaipur and very excited to drive it on busy city roads. At the given time we reached at the dealer showroom and the story begins like that.... The appearance of the luxury product is awesome and reflect the GM's DNA. In fact, the name Cruze proves its worth in real way. This is obvious with its exterior and interior looks. After gazing the overall appearance, I got into the car and steering was at my hand. The seating posture is just same as Honda Civic or a real sports car. The company equipped the car with adjustable steering. You can fix it on manual mode, tilt and telescoping mode. Apart form this, driver seat is adjustable for different sized people. As a result, driver can adjust legroom and headroom with these advanced features. Chevrolet Cruze The luxury sedan sports push button start, the car can be started with just a push of a button and stop it by pressing it again. Three spoke steering wheel is thicker in design which enhances grip and feel while driving. The stereo system is capable of playing 6 CDs and auxiliary power outlet on armrest. The car is built on global delta platform that turns into a perfect luxury car. Other features include next gen dual port grille with new Bowtie logo, Dynamically shaped headlamps with dual bezel design, a hollow sculpted shoulder line, tail lamp integrated into rear corners and decklid, chrome handles and seven spoke alloy wheels. On the other hand, interiors include dual cockpit design, leather bucket seats, smart screen, ice blue 3 pod instrument cluster with DIC, integrated centre stack, leather wrapped three spoke steering wheel and power windows with express down. The Passive entry passive start (PEPS) allows operation of central locking system, anti-theft alarm system and ignition and starter system without the use of a mechanical key. This, together with the push-button start, ensures a complete keyless experience. In addition to this, cruise control feature is incorporated for the first time in any car in the segment. This controls the speed automatically and you can fix a speed range by steering mounted controls. Chevrolet Cruze Stereo System A smart screen is also fitted in the car for detecting outside temperature and it shows date and time. Many other settings can be done on it. Reverse parking sensors notify the driver of the rear object's proximity. For the safety reason, dual front air bags are there and ABS system is also installed. For emergency exit, boot opens through a lever on the inside of the boot that prevents occupants from being trapped inside. Chevrolet Cruze Engine The Chevrolet Cruze is a perfect machine which is powered by next generation VCDi diesel engine. The power mill develops 150Ps of peak power and 327 Nm of torque. Chevrolet Cruze instrument panel The seating is comfortable for the driver the systems that is described earlier works well. The sound of the engine do not give an impression of a diesel engine. In fact, it seems that we are driving a petrol engine car. The gear shifting is butter smooth and pick-up is awesome. Pick-up is impressive in any gear even the third gear is enough after a slight braking. The sedan is dam smooth in curves and runs like a sports vehicle. Chevrolet Cruze Gear Shifter The riding experience is just like driving coupe car. Braking system is sensitive and halt the four wheeler immediately with the help of four wheel disc brake. Jerks and jolts would not trouble you as the suspension works in a fine way to avoid feel of shaking. The car is equipped with McPherson strut type front fork and rear one is U-shaped suspension with torsion beam gas charged shock absorbers ensure a smooth and comfortable ride on any terrain. The car comes with numerous storage compartments, which are functional and convenient for storing objects like sunglasses, bottles and CDs. Chevrolet Cruze Side View

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Tata Manza by Tata Motors

Tata Manza
Tata Motors, the leading auto manufacturer of the country, has launched its much awaited and ambitious Tata Manza in Mumbai. This launch is the new model of Tata Indigo. Tata Motors Chairman Ratan Tata unveiled the festival gift for the customers. The entry-level sedan
has been launched in four variants- Aura (ABS), Aqua, Aura and Aura plus. The base petrol version is priced between Rs 4.8 lakh and the high end diesel version has a price tag of Rs 6.75 lakh. It comes in seven stunning shades.
Tata Motors officials informed the reporters at the launch that existing variants of Tata Indigo, Tata Indigo Marina, Tata Indigo XL and Tata Indigo CS, would be sold side by side. Tata Indigo, launched in December 2002, has seen a great success in the entry-level sedan segment till 2008. Since launch, 275,000 units of the Tata Indigo were sold. Tata Manza is developed on the Tata Indica Vista platform and the company has invested Rs 2,000 crore to make the platform. Company officials denied the idea of developing electric version of the new launch. Tata Manza is available with a 2 years or 75,000 kms, whatever completes first. The sedan is powered by Fiat's 90 hp Quadrajet diesel and saffire petrol engines
. The length, width and wheelbase are- 4.4m, 1.7m and 2,520mm, respectively.

Monday, October 12, 2009

General Motors Chevrolet Cruze in India

General Motors launched its much awaited luxury sedan Chevrolet Cruze in India on 12th October. The car's 2.0 litre petrol engine variant is launched initially. The 1.8 litre petrol engine variant will be launched in the months to come. The prices of the car starts from Rs 10.99 lakh. The high end variant is priced at Rs 12.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Chevrolet Cruze is pitted against Skoda Octavia, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. As per the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) standards, the car would give a fine fuel economy of 18.3 kmpl. Chevrolet Cruze The company also informed that a mini car would be introduced by the end of the current year. The yet-to-launch small car is christened as Beat and developed on the same platform. This mini car would be having a price tag of Rs 4 lakh. Apart from this, General Motors small car Chevrolet Spark with a 800cc petrol mill would be launched in 2010. According to news reports, over 1100 units of the sedan already booked across the nation. GM India had also said that it would go ahead with the launch of its long-expected mini car, named and developed on 'Chevrolet Beat' platform by end of this year. The car is expected to be priced around Rs 4 lakh. Besides, GM India has also geared up to introduce its small car Chevrolet Spark with a 800cc petrol engine in 2010.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ninja 250R in India

 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Bajaj is all prepared to launch its new offering, Kawasaki Ninja 250 R, in India. The price of this bike will be declared at the time of launch at around 1 pm today. However, the expected price tag may fall between Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh. The specifications and other silent features are already there on the company site. This will increase the number of bikes launched in India during the festival season. The two-wheelers which were launched during the festival season are- Yamaha VMAX, Hero Honda Karizma ZMR PGM Fi, Mahindra Rodeo and Mahindra Duro. Apart from this, limited edition of Yamaha Fazer, Yamaha FZS and Yamaha FZ16 were launched in India.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ninja 250 R to hit Indian roads on Oct 7

Kawasaki Ninja 250R The wait for Bajaj's new product on the festival season seems to be over now. The company recently said that Kawasaki Ninja 250 R will, now, be launched on October 7. This completely built unit is expected to be priced between Rs 1.50 lakh to Rs 2 lakh in India. Ninja 250 R will sport a liquid cooled, parallel twin, DHOC power mill with the displacement of 249cc. The entry level sports machine churns a maximum power of 30 bhp at 10500 rpm and a maximum torque of 21Nm at 9500 rpm. The Ninja 250 R sports 290 mm front hydraulic disc brake (front) and 220 mm petal disc brake at rear. As announced earlier by Bajaj, the Ninja 250 R will be sold through Bajaj showroom located across India. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 R will be available in four different body colours-Lime Green, Passion Red, Candy Plasma Blue and Ebony. The company registered a 14.62 per cent sales growth in the last month. It sold 2,49,133 units of two-wheelers in September as compared to 2,17,365 units in the same month last year. Bajaj about 71,000 units of Bajaj Discover DTS-Si in September. In addition to this, the company also sold 56,000 units of Bajaj Pulsar. Recently Mahindra two wheelers also launched its two products in market-Mahindra Duro and Mahindra Rodeo.