Tata Motors has recnetly announced that with its 250,000-unit/year Sanand plant becoming operational ahead of schedule, the company will speedily ramp up production of the Tata Nano. Accordingly, the company has begun intimating retainee-customers that their cars are coming up for delivery. This is the final step, before the company opens up sales of the Tata Nano. Retainee-customers are those who had retained their booking with the company though not selected among the first allottee-customers from out of the booking process of 2009. Despite a steep increase in input prices, their Tata Nanos are being priced only three to four percent higher, depending on the model, than the price announced at launch. The terms and conditions of booking had provided that the applicable price of the car for a retainee-customer would be notified at the time of delivery. Also, as announced at the booking, they have received interest on their deposit. The allottee-customers, still awaiting delivery, will get their cars at the same price as announced at launch on March 23, 2009. Tata Motors would like to reward the loyalty of the allottee-customers for bearing with the company through a prolonged period of delivery, given the capacity constraints till the Sanand plant became operational. As a gesture of goodwill and gratitude, the company has announced for them a choice among a one-year free annual maintenance contract (AMC), or free accessories worth Rs.4000/- or an extended warranty. The Tata Nano has already received an overwhelming response. With the ramp-up at the Sanand plant, customers desirous of the car will soon be able to freely purchase the Tata Nano.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
It is not certain that Nokia N8 will release in early September or will take longer than 4 weeks to arrive. But the good news about the launch of the Nokia N8 in India is that it will soon make it to the markets in India.This is official and Nokia buffs are elated. Nokia N8 is a feature packed device that will be launching at a price tag of Rs.22,000. The colours in which this smartphone will be available are confirmed as black, green and silver. For all those who still are unaware of this much awaited piece of amazing gadget, we must tell that Nokia N8 works on Symbian 3 Operating system and has an awesome 12 Mega Pixel camera with advanced features like Carl Zeiss optics and the Xenon Flash. There is HDMI connection, premium-quality dolby digital plus technology, social networking and voice-guided navigation also integrated in the handset.
Samsung mobiles, India has launched its cheapest touchscreen mobile handset in India. It is named as Samsung Champ C3300 or Samsung C3300. This cheap touchscreen price is Rs.4100, which is much less when compared to other touchscreen mobile handset in India. Samsung Champ has a 2.4″ touch-screen with resolution of 240×320 pixels. Its music capabilities lies in its in-built music player and FM radio, whose sound gets great on 3.5mm audio jack. It also has a 1.3MP camera for clicking memorable moments forever.There is GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity and for local data trasfer, there is Bluetooth 2.1. One can access to social networking services and other samsung applications via Samsung Champ.One may expand memory using its microSD memory card. Samsung Champ C3300 is powered by a powerful 1000mAh battery. The battery life is outstanding as it lasts for 27.5 days on standby mode and for up to 12 hours in talktime.
India's one of the largest two-wheeler market leader, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has recently launched the new sports tourer " Honda VFR 1200F " in India with the expansive price range of Rs 17.5 lakh (ex-showroom-Delhi). Bold look of the newly launched Honda VFR 1200F will attract the hug crowd and is expected to get overwhelming response from the Indian buyers. The sporty looks of new VFR will surely create charisma which will catch the heartbeat of the massive bike lovers. The new Honda VFR 1200F was already shown at the 10th anniversary of Delhi Auto Expo 2010. Where it was also getting a excellent attention from the visitors. The most awaited VFR 1200F is additionally packed with awesome features which makes it very stunning superbike in the auto market. The Honda VFR 1200F has got cutting-edge massive engine with innovative and new generation technologies that is sure to become futuristic sports power plant. The new superbike is comes loaded with liquid cooled, 76 degree, SOHC, V-4, four valve per cylinder which churns a top power of 170 bhp at 10,000 rpm while produces a maximum torque of 129 Nm at 8,750 rpm. It has got a good capabilities to deliver fuel economy of around 12 kmpl in the auto market. Besides, the fuel tank capacity of this bike is comes around 18.5ltr. The bike's most outstanding features is the V-4 engine, but only because the dual-clutch automatic transmission is optional. We always found that the massive braking system desirable in the high-end capacity motorcycles and the all new Honda VFR 1200 F is also available with disc brakes with CBS at both the wheels. The front brake is 320mm disc brake with CBS and the rear one also of 276 mm single disc with CBS. The sound braking system of the bike will decelerate the speed of the bike even at higher speed. The all new Honda VFR 1200F available with cutting-edge suspension system that is often seen in MotoGP bikes only. The front shock absorber is 43mm cartridge shocker with spring preloaded adjustability; 4.7 inches of wheel travel while the rear one is Honda Pro Arm® single-sided swingarm with single gas-charged shock generates most advanced rear suspension action; features handy remote spring preloaded adjuster, rebound damping adjustability and 5.1 inches of wheel travel. You can't notice the rear shocker from rear or side view as it is located under the seat. The sports tourer motorcycle offering best braking system that provides superb handling and control. ABS is the latest technology for brakes nowadays. Slipper clutch is also available for Honda VFR 1200F which can be used under hard braking. 1545mm of wheelbase and single side swing arm contribute to chassis rigidity and ultimate balance of the machine. The company hopes that the new massive sports bike will compete with Suzuki Gsxr, Suzuki Hayabusa, Harley Davidson Dyna and Harley Davidson Softail.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Honda VFR 1200F launched in India with Delhi Ex-showroom Rs. 17.5lac today. This is a biggest hit by Honda to launch its VFR in India as a great sports as well with a touring combination bike. As we know the Honda show cased the VFR 1200F at International Auto Expo 2010 at Delhi earlier this year. This is Great to say that Honda VFR launched with many exiting feature in this bike, most awaited feature in the bike is dual transmission availability as we can say that 1. As it can run with 6-speed manual transmission. 2. It can also run with a dual clutch Automatic transmission. 3. As well with a ABS (anti lock breaking system) is also available The Honda VFR 1200F comes in vacuum-moulded cast aluminium chassis. Honda VFR is equipped with the 1237cc engine capacity, liquid cooled V-4 which generates 172bhp at 10,000 rpm, torque of 129nm at 8750 rpm. The bike is weighted with 267kg and its Innovative cylinder layout, Throttle By wire, and Future Generation Shaft drive system, integrals include Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission. Its has a 18.5 liters of fuel-tank capacity. The bike as more features equipped as 43mm cartridge-type front fork and Pro-Link monoshock with gas-charged damper at the rear. The Honda VFR is available in different metallic colours Seal Silver Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White and Candy Prominence Red. Honda VFR 1200F Specifications : Engine Type: 1237cc liquid-cooled V-4 Final Drive: Shaft Induction: PGM-FI 44mm throttle bodies Ignition: Digital electronic Transmission: 6-speed automatic with two modes and manual mode (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission) Bore and Stroke: 81mm x 60mm Suspension: Front - 43mm; 4.7 inches travel, Rear - Pro Arm single-side swingarm with Pro-Link® single gas-charged shock; 5.1 inches travel. Brakes: Front - Dual 320mm discs, CBS 6-piston calipers with ABS, Rear: Single 276mm disc, CBS two-piston caliper with ABS. Tires:Front - 120/70 ZR17 radial, Rear - 190/55 ZR17 radial Wheelbase: 60.8 inches (1545mm) Rake: 25-deg Trail: 101.0mm (4.0 inches) Seat Height: 32.1 inches (815mm) Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gallons Colors: Candy Prominence Red, Seal Silver Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White colours. Curb Weight: 591 lbs (VFR1200F) / 613 lbs (VFR1200F with Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission) Price: Ex-showroom Delhi Rs. 17.5 lac
Huawei Technologies, a China based vendor has plans to sell a million smartphones in Indian smartphone market this year. The company will sell these smartphones through its own retail channels under its brand name. Earlier, company products like mobile phones and wireless data cards for laptops were sold by local service providers and telecom operators like Tata Teleservices, Bharti Airtel, and Reliance Communications used to put their own brand name on them. After introduction of new security regulations by GOI, imposed from February 2010, Huawei has planned to target the smart phone market with 20 new mobile models. These mobiles will be priced between Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 12,000. Like other Chinese handsets, these mobiles will also be made of chipsets from Qualcomm. Some Huawei smartphones will run on open source Android operating system and the rest on the Brew MP operating system from Qualcomm. These phones will be available in India through retail channels from August 1, 2010.
India's one of the leading two-wheeler maker, Bajaj Auto has recently launched an another higher capacity version of its cruiser bike, Bajaj Avenger in the market with the massive 220cc engine and impressive features which makes it very attractive cruiser motorcycle in the Indian auto market. Bajaj Avenger 220 refreshed version of its old horse, Bajaj Avenger. The new version of the This cruiser bike with 220cc engine that is being used in Bajaj Pulsar 220. The new bike model has a very similar looks of previous model. The elegant appearance of the Bajaj Avenger 220 is enhanced more with its large windshield and long handlebars. The new Bajaj Avenger 220cc is comes loaded with 4 stroke, single cylinder, DTS-i air cooled with oil cooler engine. The powertrain of new bike is produces top power output of 19.3 at 8400 bhp and generates a peak torque of 17.5 Nm at 7000 rpm from its 219.89cc engine. All the other features and specifications are kept same as outgoing Bajaj Avenger 200cc. The new Avenger has been offering a DC ignition system with low trigger start rpm to ensure easy button start. Further modification like battery charger level indicator on the tank, dual density seating and maintenance free battery. It comes at an amazing price tag of Rs 69000 (ex-showroom-Delhi). The new cruiser has available with a stepped up warranty of 18 months. The sporty look of the bike is fitted with the alloy wheels and the huge tyres present in the bike. The new cruiser bike 220 is bestowed with dynamic braking system, the front brake is hydraulic operated disc brake of 260 mm dia and the rear brake is drum brake. Besides, Bajaj Auto is current working on two new models such as Bajaj Blade and Bajaj Xcd, which are expected to be launched by the 2010-end. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will see more launches in India that includes TVS Apache 220, Yamaha SS 125, TVS MAX, Yamaha SZ, Mahindra Cevalo and Yamaha Fazer 250.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
There is a bit of sad news for all those who are awaiting the latest announced smartphone from Dell. The Dell Streak will not arrive this July and one needs to keep an eye on its launch and price till the month of October. There is no specific launch date announced as yet even. The definite is the fact that Dell Streak will launch with Android 1.6. Recently Dell announced it will release a cherry red version of the Streak shortly after it launches the standard graphite version. Dell Streak has a lot of features like the Adobe Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2, plus other enhancements like video chat applications and more. The attractive, 5-inch diagonal display is slightly larger than many of the smartphones of current times but is coupled with higher pixel density and surprisingly it will make a lot of difference in everyday activities like browsing the web, playing games or watching video. It's made with Gorilla Glass, the screen also has a pretty big durability advantage over more fragile mobile devices.The Dell Streak is thin (10mm) and though it's just a bit heavier than other smartphones, it feels solid and balanced-which makes using it pretty natural across a number of activities. Dell Streak accessories are good too. It will come with a car dock kit, battery replacements, a home AV dock and more.
Nokia X6 is a Symbian OS v9.4 based TFT capacitive touchscreen smartphone. It is unleashed in India at price of Rs.14499. The ultimate scratch-resistant glass surface phone has a stereo FM radio with RDS and music player. There is 5 MP camera with 2592x1944 pixels resolution and advanced features like Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash and video light with goe tagging. Blue tooth in the configuration of v2.0 with A2DP confers local connectivity. There are other options for connectivity like the v2.0 microUSB, GPRS and EDGE of class 32 and the WLAN. WLAN is in the configuration of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and is UPnP technology based. Despite having alpha-numeric keypad, its a bit thick at 13.8mm, but weighs less just 122 gm. There are SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging and E mail services.Its A-GPS support with Ovi Maps 3.0 makes navigation smooth. Its highlights are its good design, handwriting recognition capability and 32 GB storage, 128 MB RAM and unlimited phonebook entries, Photocalls.
India's one of the leading two-wheeler market leader, Yamaha Motor is going to hit an another upgraded version of its flagship premium bike model, Yamaha Fazer in India by next month. The existing Fazer model is performing considerably well and getting a good attention from the Indian buyers. After hug success of Fazer 150 in the market, the company is all set to launch an another higher capacity version of its existing model in India. It can cope the forces of a single cylinder 250cc engine with ease which can produce maximum power output of 21bhp at 7500rpm and generates a top torque of 20.5Nm at 6500rpm. The upgraded version of Fazer would be more powerful and attractive bike than Fazer 150 model. India Yamaha Motors official has not yet informed regarding that the price tag on this bike. But, according to some news sources the new bike is believes to be available with amazing price tag of Rs. 125,000. The new Yamaha Fazer will be additionally packed with impressive features such as full digital dashboard, anti skid seat skin, wider tyres with black shades alloy wheels and new generation technology which makes it very efficient premium motorcycle in the Indian market. The new Fazer 250 will compete with Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i, Hero Honda Karizma ZMR and Kawasaki Ninja 250R. On the other hand, Yamaha Motors is also planning to launch its new premium motorcycles including Yamaha SS 125, Yamaha SZ and Yamaha Nouvo.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
India Yamaha Motor is going to expand a wide range of premium motorcycles brand by the launching various motorcycles across the country. The company is ready to launch its three new premium bikes in Noida on 5th August 2010. The all new premium motorcycles will be known as Yamaha SS 125, Yamaha YBR 125 and Yamaha SZ 150. The long awaited among them is Yamaha YBR 125, which is expected to be increased the volume of 125cc segment. According to some news sources the new Yamaha YBR 125 is believes to be available with attractive price tag of around Rs 58,000. It has already launched in foreign markets, where is performing well. Yamaha has also launched a base model of Yamaha YBR in the Indian auto market, which is fitted with 106cc engine capacity, behind of it, the new version will be more better and higher than existing model in the country. The base model of YBR is getting a excellent attention from the Indian buyers of this segment. The new Yamaha YBR 125 cc will also be powered by 124cc, Air-cooled, 4-stroke, forward inclined single cylinder, 2-valve, SOHC engine. The powertrain of new YBR 125 has got a good capacity to produce a top power output of 11 PS/7500 rpm and generates a peak torque of 10.4 Nm/6500 rpm. The new upgraded version has now refined instrument panel, new muffler design, new tank covers on the side for protection and additional passenger. The bike will be available with both self and kick start options and will carry chrome coated black shades alloy wheelers. Apart from it, Indian bike lovers will see more launches in India that includes Suzuki Gladius, Kawasaki Ninja 650R, TVS Max, TVS Apache 220 and Bajaj XCD.
The 59th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape, one of India's most loved off-roading adventures, concluded successfully in Panvel, near Mumbai with over 70 vehicles from the Mahindra stable manoeuvring the challenging route. Mahindra customers from Mumbai and neighbouring areas participated in the rally. The Panvel event received an overwhelming response from off-roading enthusiasts. The rally was flagged off by Mr. Rajan Wadhera, Chief Executive, Technology Product Development & Sourcing, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd at 10:00 am from Panoramic Resort on the Mumbai-Goa Road, near Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Panvel district. Iconic Mahindra SUVs including the Scorpio, Bolero, Getaway, Legend, Major and Classic negotiated an arduous, undulating route of over 60 km to reach the finish point. "We are delighted to have chosen Panvel, near Mumbai, as the venue for the 59th edition of the Mahindra Great Escape. The scenic yet challenging route was an off roader's delight and gave Mahindra customers an idea of the tough and enduring nature of Mahindra vehicles. The adrenaline rush was palpable and the atmosphere was absolutely charged up. Infact, for the first time there were live tweets by participants on the Mahindra Great Escape, thereby adding up to the overall excitement. We plan to return with another fun-filled edition of the Great Escape, shortly," said Mr. Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. This edition of the Mahindra Great Escape was conducted in association with JK Tyres, Bosch and Servo Lubricants. The Mahindra Great Escape route was chalked out by the Mahindra team, while the 'With You Hamesha' service team ensured that participants could enjoy the rally unhindered. Mahindra Great Escape - a customer-centric initiative from Mahindra Initiated in 1996, the Mahindra Great Escape is a non-competitive, off-road rally to encourage Mahindra customers to test the strength of their vehicles on terrain other than tarmac. Mahindra vehicles are tough and rugged and are known for their reliable nature. The Great Escape serves as a platform to highlight this incredible ability and experience the thrills of 4x4 adventures. Through the years, the Great Escape has acquired a reputation as one of India's premier off-roading events with each edition seeing eager participation from die-hard Mahindra fans and customers alike. From the hills of Coorg and the tea estates of Munnar to the undulating sand dunes of Mandawa in Rajasthan, the Great Escape has blazed a unique trail across the length and breadth of India. The Mahindra Great Escape was recently held in Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Munnar in Kerala, Coorg in Karnataka, Goa and also at Shahpur near Mumbai. About The Mahindra Group Mahindra embarked on its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willys Jeep in India and is now a US $7.1 billion Indian multinational. It employs over 1,00,000 people across the globe and enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, tractors and information technology, with a significant and growing presence in financial services, tourism, infrastructure development, trade and logistics. The Mahindra Group today is an embodiment of global excellence and enjoys a strong corporate brand image. Mahindra is the only Indian company among the top tractor brands in the world. It is today a full-range player with a presence in almost every segment of the automobile industry, from two-wheelers to CVs, UVs, SUVs and sedan. Mahindra recently acquired a majority stake in REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. (now called Mahindra REVA), strengthening its position in the Electric Vehicles domain. The Mahindra Group expanded its IT portfolio when Tech Mahindra acquired the leading global business and information technology services company, Satyam Computer Services. The company is now known as Mahindra Satyam. Mahindra is also one of the few Indian companies to receive an A+ GRI checked rating for its first Sustainability Report for the year 2007-08 and has also received the A+ GRI rating for the year 2008- 09.
The Micromax mobiles, India has come up with two new dual SIM phones with all the basic and some new cool features. The former, Micromax Q6 is a dual SIM GSM mobile phone with slide-out full QWERTY keypad and Q6 is launched as a member of Micromax ezpad series. Micromax Q6 also features excellent social networking capabilities like the quick launch widgets and Instant Messengers (IM) like Yahoo! , Google Chat, etc. The latter, which is called as “Micromax X600” is also a dual SIM mobile besides being a touch screen mobile in which users may swap between two SIM cards by a flip of palm using the gravity sensors embedded in phone. It also has a 2 Mega pixel camera, Video Player, FM radio and Multi Instant Messenger. Micromax Q6 and Micromax X600 price in India is around Rs.5,500 and Rs. 4499 respectively.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The country's one of the largest premium motorcycle manufacturer, Yamaha Motor has recently announced that it will launch its new premium motorcycle, Yamaha SZ 150 in the month of August 2010. The company known for its excellent engineering and cutting edge technology and the all new Yamaha SZ will also get advantage of cutting-edge technology and great engineering. It will be very attractive and aggressive bike, which can attract Premium motorcycle lovers in India and get a excellent attention from the market. According to some news reports, the new Yamaha SZ will be launched on 5th August 2010 and is expected to be available with amazing price tag of around Rs. 55,000. The new Yamaha SZ 150 seems very sportier motorcycle, because it's fitted with excellent graphic design and stunning colours combination of White and Black. The head light of this bike is included needle front cowl which shows in various style and appearance, both indicators has fitted on mask, twice black shades rear view mirror stepped on the handlebars, Yamaha logo and SZ graphics pasted on the bike fuel tank. The mighty muscular SZ 150 will be released with a basket full of ahead generation features such as self start, disc brakes and bigger wheelbase and alloy wheels. Yamaha SZ 150 will also be packed with many comfy and safety attributes such as suspension, which will be equipped with telescopic hydraulic type at front and adjustable hydraulic shock absorber at rear for the smooth and comfort drive experience. The new Yamaha SZ will be comes with drum and disc brakes combination. It is powered by air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2 valves engine which can produce 11 bhp of maximum power at 7500 rpm and would churn 10.4 Nm of top torque at 6,500 rpm from its 150cc engine capacity. It is to incorporate with 13 liters of fuel tank which includes 1.5 litres of reserve. The new bike will be offering a tough competition against another premium motorcycles which are already performing well in the Indian auto market including Bajaj Discover 150, Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme, Honda CB Dazzler & Unicorn and Hero Honda Hunk.
Karbonn Mobiles have unleashed yet another dual SIM, QWERTY mobile phone “Karbonn K25” in the Indian handset market at an affordable price of Rs.4,400. It has 2.3 inches QVGA display and weighs as low as 95 grams. It can store upto 2000 phonebook entries and music player supports MP3, MDI, AMR and WAV formats. The mobile has numerous good features, primary is its social networking and multimedia features which lets it stand out of the crowd. It comes pre-loaded with social networking applications and users may surf sites like Facebook, Twitter, MSN and e Buddy. It has a 2.0 mega pixel camera with digital zoom and 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution and videos. The mobile phone is also equipped with FM radio, torch, video recording capability. hi-fidelity sound, different equaliser effects and optical trackpad. It has expandable memory up to a giant 8 GB capacity. The phone has other usual features like the SMS, MMS and e-mail among others. The phone’s other connectivity features include GPRS, Bluetooth, 2.0 USB port, WAP, Opera Mini Browser. The battery of the phone can sustain up to 4 hours of talk time.
Monday, July 26, 2010
India Yamaha Motors, one of the leading two-wheeler market leader, is ready to launch their new long awaited premium motorcycle, Yamaha SZ soon in India. According to some media reports the company is scheduled to launch Yamaha SZ 150 on 5th of August in Noida. The new premium motorcycle would be equipped with cutting-edge technology along with advanced features which makes it looks very stunning and great performance motorcycle in the Indian auto market. The all new Yamaha SZ is likely to be available with affordable price tag of around Rs. 55,000. The company hopes that the new Yamaha SZ is going to compete with Hero Honda Hunk, Bajaj Discover 150, Honda CB Dazzler, Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme and Suzuki GS in the Indian market. Yamaha SZ is believes to be gifted with kick and self start options. The new bike will be equipped with 18 inch spoke alloy wheels and the tyre size would be 2.75x18 42P for front and 3.00x18 52P or rear. It might have both drum brakes, besides, the disc brake version of Yamaha SZ is also expected to be launched soon in India. The Yamaha bike yet-to-launch with many features like suspension would be loaded with telescopic hydraulic type at front and adjustable hydraulic shock absorber at rear for the smooth and comfort ride, It had been loaded with a latest designed muffler. As per the initial pictures, the Yamaha SZ might get analogue dashboard comprised of tachometer, fuel guage, speedometer, tripmeter and other indicators. The new Yamaha SZ 150 is believed to be loaded with a 150cc, air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2 valves engine which might produce 11 bhp of maximum power at 7500 rpm and would churn 10.4 Nm of top torque at 6,500 rpm expected. It is to incorporate with 13 litres of fuel tank which includes 1.5 litres of reserve. After getting a excellent powerful engine capacity which believes to offer a mileage of around 50 km/l in city. The new Yamaha SZ is supposed to be available with a 5 speed manual gearbox. The front and rear view of the Yamaha SZ is to be sporty and sharp as displayed in Auto Expo. Apart from that launch, Indian bike lovers will see more launches in India that includes Suzuki Gladius, Kawasaki Ninja 650R, TVS Apache 220, TVS MAX, Vibgyor shark etc.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM) today announced the launch of the Corolla Altis Diesel in India. The latest offering from TKM has been developed keeping in mind the distinctive requirements of the Indian customer with the basic concept of ‘optimum balance of performance and economy’. India is the first Asian country to get the BSIV Corolla Altis Diesel. The Corolla Altis is available with a newly developed 1.4L in-line 4-cylinder D-4D Common Rail Diesel Engine that generates a peak power of 88.4 PS and a peak torque of 205 Nm. Toyota’s D-4D technology also used in the Innova, Fortuner, Prado and Land Cruiser 200 has earned a reputation the world-over for its high quality, durability and reliability. The D-4D engine in the Corolla Altis is complemented by a 6-Speed Manual Transmission − a ‘first-in-segment’ offering − to provide flat torque that would mean lesser gear shifting, leading to better fuel efficiency. The car has registered a best-in-class mileage of 21.43 km/ l as certified by a test agency. The Corolla Altis Diesel gets a differentiating sporty mesh grille, better aerodynamic characteristics, and the lowest NVH and best ground clearance in its segment. The car is available in seven colours − Silver Mica Metallic, Champagne Mica Metallic, Dark Red Mica Metallic, White Pearl Mica, Light Blue Mica Metallic, Super White and Black Mica. Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel The Corolla Altis Diesel comes in three manual transmission grades D-4D J, D-4D G and D- 4D GL with competitive price tags between Rs.10,95,000 lakhs and Rs.13,75,000 lakhs, ex- showroom Delhi. Bookings open today. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Nakagawa (MD, TKM) said, “The Corolla DNA that has been handed down for 40 years is now in its 10th Generation with over 35 million happy customers worldwide. The car made its debut in India in 2003, and now has more than 60,000 satisfied owners in the country. As part of our long-term commitment to bring the best of Toyota’s technology to India, we are very proud to introduce the Corolla Altis Diesel. The Corolla Altis Diesel has Toyota’s proven D-4D technology, and I am happy to say will have the best fuel efficiency in its segment. ”
The country's one of the major two-wheeler maker, Yamaha Motors is all set to launch their brand new premium motorcycle, Yamaha SZ on 5th August 2010 in Noida. India Yamaha Motor was already showcased its premium motorcycle at the Delhi Auto Expo 2010. It is in headlines from January to the launch in India, but the wait has been over now. The all new Yamaha SZ will be comes loaded with the same engine capacity which is already fitted in Yamaha's flagship model, Yamaha FZ. According to some website reports, the new Yamaha SZ is expected to be priced at around Rs. 55,000, which is able to take a tough competition its rivals. The power train of Yamaha SZ has got a good capabilities to produce a maximum power output of 11 BHP at 7500 RPM while delivers top torque of 10.4 NM at 6500 RPM. We can expect the new bike would be delivered mileage of around 50kmpl and the fuel tank capacity is also around 13L. The new Yamaha SZ will be available with white and black shades combination, which has already displayed at same colours combination at the auto event in New Delhi. On the other hand, Yamaha Motor is also planning to launch another premium motorcycles in the Indian market including Yamaha YZF R125, Yamaha BWs(Premium Scooter) Yamaha Fazer 250 and Yamaha Nouvo (an another premium scooter).
Friday, July 23, 2010
Olive Telecom has pioneered in bringing this advanced convergence device to India. The new mobile company has announced the launch of OlivePad-VT100 soon in India. It shall be the first 3G Android Tablet in the Indian market and will soon be seen in the Croma Stores by August, 2010. Olive Pad has awesome features like Bluetooth,mini USB port, Wi Fi, 3 MP camera and a front camera for video calling, GPS for maps,E- book reader. The convergence device runs on Android Operating System. It has excellent messaging services like Instant Messaging and allows for 3.5G HSUPA connectivity and web browsing with flash support. It is company’s endeavor to create technology driven products that brings together the facilities and features of computer, mobile phone and entertainment on single platform. The Olive Pad VT-100 is for the tech-savvy young generation of modern times who want on the move connectivity.It is tempting as well with its magical features and stylish looks. The device has met with tremendous response from consumers in markets of Central, Eastern Europe and Russia and same is expected here in India in the near future.
India's one of the leading premium motorcycles market leader, Yamaha Motors is looking forward to change the scenario of Premium motorcycles market with the introducing two new premium bikes in the Indian market. The company is standing on the top most level of premium bikes in the country with its most popular premium bike brands including Yamaha Fazer, Yamaha FZS, Yamaha FZ16. It is speculated that the company is expected to launch their three new bikes by the month of October 2010. The all new premium bikes will be known as Yamaha SZ, Yamaha Nouvo and Yamaha Fazer 250cc. The new Yamaha SZ is in headlines from the 10th Delhi Auto Expo 2010, where it was displayed as concept bike and recently they disclosed the name of the bike. The all new premium bikes are believes to offer a excellent performance and good mileage in the Indian auto market. Few days back we brought you reports of the upcoming Fazer 250 high-end capacity premium motorcycle from Yamaha motors. The new Fazer 250 will be available with attractive price tag and stunning features which makes it great performer in the Indian market. It is powered by 249cc, 4 stroke, SOHC engine which is able to generate a maximum power output of 21bhp at 7500rpm while produces a peak torque of 20.5Nm at 6500rpm. The existing model of Fazer is offered a wonderful performance and getting a overwhelming response from the Indian buyers. As per the company's opinion that the new upgraded higher version of Yamaha Fazer will be more efficient and attractive motorcycle in the country. Behind of these motorcycles, Yamaha Nouvo will become very first premium scooter line-up of the company. Yamaha Motor will launch its new entrant premium scooter with attractive price tag in the Indian auto market. On the other hand, another leading two-wheeler manufacturers are also planning to introduce its new two-wheelers in the auto market including TVS MAX , Suzuki Gladius, Honda VFR 1200F, Kawasaki Ninja 650R and TVS Apache 220cc.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
India Yamaha motors, the country's largest premium bike manufacturer, has launched a wide range of premium motorcycles in the Indian auto market including Yamaha Gladiator, Yamaha Fazer, Yamaha FZS and Yamaha FZ16. Yamaha Gladiator is one of the best premium motorcycle of the company, which was introduced in the Indian auto market in the beginning of March 2008. Presently, Yamaha Gladiator is available with two different variants called as Yamaha Gladiator RS and SS. There is no technical difference in both the variants except graphic and colour. The Gladiator SS version is stands for sporty and stylish and RS meant for racing style. The all new Yamaha Gladiator is comes at an attractive price tag of between Rs. 46,850 - Rs. 47,350 (ex-showroom-Delhi). The Yamaha Gladiator loaded with 123.7cc, 4 stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, 2 value, SOHC engine. The bike's engine mills a maximum power output of 11 PS at 7,500 rpm and produces a top torque of 10.4 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It's power unit is characterized by its 5 speed transmission and multiple wet clutch. The sportier bike fuel tank capacity of around 13 litres. It has a good capabilities to deliver a fuel economy of around 67 kmpl in city while the company had claimed it as 75 km/l. The five speed gear box which gives enough pickup to get ahead of other bikes when the signal turns green and great mileage for highway cruising. It is a perfect blend for both the highway and city riding conditions. The riding position is very comfortable and specious seat and rider can drive it full day without stress and strain in body. The new bike is offering a excellent corner handling and any gear starting option, which makes a valuable motorcycle in the premium segment. The Gladiator is offered self and kick start options and the alloy wheels comes in black where the people get attracts to its style and graphics. The front brake has a 240mm disc and the rear break comes with a 130mm drum. The dashboard has 3 dials (speedometer,tripmeter and fuel indicator where it has included the indicators signal in same dials). Yamaha Gladiator is compete with Honda Shine 125cc, Hero Honda Glamour, Bajaj Discover and TVS Flame. On the other hand, Yamaha Motor is also planning to launch their new premium motorcycles including Yamaha SZ, Yamaha YZF125 and Yamaha Bws (premium scooter).
After the launch of many latest technology loaded mobile phones in India, recently India based mobile phone manufacturer Zen Mobiles has launched a new stylish mobile phone with QWERTY key pad and analogue TV. Zen Z82 is the first QWERTY Key pad and analogue TV mobile which comes with 2.4 inches screen and QVGA display. The mobile blessed with 2.0 megapixel camera and multi colour trackball for clean photo shout and video recording. Zen Z82 excepts dual sim (GSM+GSM) and working on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequencies. This new device has 9MB internal memory and with 1000 contacts and 1000 SMS restore capacity and it supports large memory 4GB micro SD card. With this large memory capacity the user can store more data. For the entertainment this mobile comes with FM radio, FM recorder, MP3 and MP4 video and Bluetooth features. It also provides social networking sites facility like Facebook, Nimbus and Yahoo. The Zen Z82 has powerful 1100 mAh Li-Ion battery which provides upto 5 hours Talk time and upto 220 hours Stand-by time. This new mobile has steeped with affordable price in Indian market in Rs. 4799/- Zen Z82 in bullets: * Network:Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) * Display :2.4inch (320×240) QVGA * Battery : 1100 mAh Li-Ion * Talk time :UPTO 5 HRS * Stand-by time :UPTO 220 HRS * Camera : 2 megapixel * Video Capture * Digitral Zoom, Night Mode, Effect mode,White Balance * USB charging * Music & Audio * MP3 Player * FM Radio * Video Player MP4 * Bluetooth * Headphone Jack : 3.5mm Jack * T.V. out /Analog T.V. * GPRS * Memory Internal : 9 MB * MicroSD card slot * Predictive Text Input type * Vibration * Calender * Alarm * Calculater * To-Do * Trackball * JAVA
The new Zen Z82 is a dual SIM GSM mobile phone with QWERTY keypad with an awesome feature that make use of analog signals to show F2A channels on itself. Zen Z82 is a substitute to TV as it telecast live shows on TV. Holding the mobile phone closer to another TV connected to cable wire also allows showing of other paid channels. The social networking is also a great experience on Zen Z82, The sites like facebook, nimbus, yahoo and instant chatting is also easily accessible on this handset. The phone comes with a 2.0 MP camera and watching videos will be great 2.4” QVGA widescreen offering MP4 playback. The phone works on Quad Band frequencies of 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. It has expandable memory up to 4GB. The handset also allocates the basic features such as Bluetooth, FM and FM Recorder. Zen Z82 specifications – • Dual SIM • 2MP Camera • MP3/MP4 Player • FM Radio/Recorder • TV on mobile • Expandable Memory upto 4GB • GPRS • QWERTY Keypad • 2.4 inches QVGA Display Zen Z82 price in India is around Rs.4,799 INR.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Recently Indian bike market has blessed with Suzuki's two new and high engine power super motorcycles like Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Bandit 1250S. Both the bikes comes in Superbikes segment but these machines comes in different cubic capacity with high performance. Japan based Suzuki motors is already selling two super bikes in Indian market named as Hayabusa and Intruders. In this category two new bikes Bandit 1250S and GSX-R1000 have joined their siblings in the premium range- that bear a price tag of 12.5 lakh each. The Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Suzuki Bandit are available in the price tag of Rs. 12.75 and 8.5 lakhs in the Indian market. Suzuki GSX-R1000 comes with latest technological features. It comes with 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled and 16-valved 1000 cubic capacity Fi power engine which makes it Superbike. This Superbike provides Electric and Kick start facility, its compression ratio is 12:1. The bike has 73.0 X 59.0mm bore and stroke with 6 speed transmission. The dimension of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 are length-80.5, Width-28.1 and Height-44.6 inches and ground clearance of the bikes is 5.1 inches, this heavy bikes has 370lbs. The bikes has 18-litters big fuel tank capacity. The front suspension of the bikes is telescopic with fully-adjustable spring which makes it smooth during the riding and rear is fully-adjustable spring pre-load, gas or oil damped. Both the suspensions are strongly which provides relief riders during riding. Suzuki GSX-R1000 has strong and comfortable brake like dual hydraulic disc brakes have fitted at front and rear is one disc brake. which makes it's riding secure. The tubeless, Widest and big size tyre of the bikes are 120/70mm and 190/50mm Front and rear respectively. This Superbike is available in four colours range like solid black, titanium silver, metallic matt and glass splash white with the price tag of Rs. 12.5 lakh in India.
The wait for tempting, sleek, stylish QWERTY slider, Nokia C6 has almost ended. The good news is that it will launch soon by the first week of September 2010 in India. The launch has been officially confirmed and it has been declared on Twitter in response to a twitter inquiry by a blogger. Nokia C6 has a High Display bright 3.2“ TFT color display. The resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. There is FM Radio with RDS and java support. Its touch UI and Home screen functionality, 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash are simply superb. The front camera enables video conference calls. The camera has awesome features like exposure compensation, flash, full screen viewfinder, geotagging, self timer and sequence mode.The C6-00 shall use either WLAN or HSDPA (3.5G).WCDMA frequencies are also supported region wise.There is an additional integrated A-GPS and included maps. The Nokia C6 is a typical Nokia Messaging phone expected to cost around Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 14,000 in India approximately. It will be popular in the mid-range segment and will be a good value for money.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) is going to foray into premium segment by the launching wide range of premium motorcycles in the Indian auto market. The company has recently declared that it will launch a new 250cc stunning sports motorcycle in India by this Diwali, called as Honda CBX Twister 250cc expected. HMSI has already introduced Honda CB Twister in the Indian auto market and getting overwhelming response from the market. The company is now looking forward to introduce a big powerful machine in the Indian market, which is already selling under the same definition in many developing countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Eurpoe, Mexico and South America. The all new Honda CBX Twister 250cc will be powered by Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, four-valve, DOHC engine. The power-train of CBX Twister is develops a maximum power output of 24 bhp at 8000rpm and produces a peak torque of 2.48 Kgm at 6000rpm. It is fitted with higher capacity engine which makes it superb performance in the Indian streets. We can expect, the new CBX Twister give a good fuel efficiency of around 50 km/l and get a top speed of 150km/h. According to some auto website reports, the new CBX Twister is expected to be available with affordable price tag of around Rs 1.5 lakh. The new massive motorcycle is additionally developed with a eye-catching looks with aggressive graphic design which can attract the collages guys. It may also pack with regular features like self-start, disc brakes and digital instrument panel. All these features are comes with every premium motorcycles. Behind of it, Suzuki Motorcycles and Yamaha motor are also planning to launch its new premium motorcycles and upgraded version of its flagship premium motorcycles in the country. Apart from that launch, Indian premium bike lovers will see more launches in India that includes Yamaha Fazer 250cc, Suzuki Gladius etc.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Hero Honda Karizma ZMR, one of the most successful sports motorcycle in India. The country's largest two-wheeler manufacturer, Hero Honda had launched its first Karizma since 2003 and after getting hug success from this bike in the country than, Hero Honda had launched another more power and better fuel efficient versions in the auto market including Karizma R and Karizma ZMR. Hero Honda Karizma ZMR Presently the all new Karizma ZMR is performing tremendously well in the auto market. After launching high-end capacity vehicle by Hero Honda, the demand of these kind of motorcycles are quickly increasing in the Indian market. Hero Honda Karizma ZMR The Karizma ZMR is the higher version of its main model which is powered by 223cc, 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder, OHC, Oil Cooled, PGM Fi that produces a top power of 17.6 Bhp at 7000 rpm while generates maximum torque of 18.35 Nm at 6000 rpm. The bike has sports look as well with powerful engine performed with PGMFi technology which comes loaded with six high tech sensors and FTIS. Hero Honda Karizma ZMR The new Karizma ZMR is also additionally packed with multi-functional digital console containing digital bar and tachometer. Hero Honda Karizma ZMR is presently giving a tough competition against Pulsar 220 DTS-i and Yamaha YZF R15. The ex-showroom price of this massive bike is available at Rs. 92,500. Hero Honda Karizma ZMR The new Hero Honda Karizma ZMR is also available with five various shades including Moon Yellow, pearl White, Vibrant Blue, Panther Black and sports red. On the other hand, another major auto players are planning to compete with Karizma ZMR by the introducing their new high-end capacity motorcycles - TVS Apache 220cc, Honda CBX Twister 250 and Yamaha Fazer250.
Apple iPhone has conquered the world with its highly advanced technology, charming looks and superb performance. In India, its popularity is on a high too and in a bid to tap this oppurtunity, Bharti Airtel has collaborated with Apple to launch iPhone 4 in india as soon as September-October time frame. Airtel is the largest telecom operator and the handset maker in India. BWA shall finalize this deal soon and this seems very probable as it has won 13 circles in the auction of airwaves for third generation (3G) network. The company has spent Rs.12,295.46 crore ($2.73 billion) to set up its network to enable a quicker rollout of such services. Airtel claims that 3G network is almost ready and the rest will be soon covered as they are working towards it aggressively. Airtel has also bagged Broadband Wireless Access services in four circles in India. Consequently, the high end iPhone 4 would soon hit the Indian mobile market.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Vishnu Prasad, the 17 year old driver from Chennai, today won the 1st race in Round 2 of the Volkswagen-JK Tyre Polo Cup India 2010 at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore. The racer from Chennai led from start to finish in the 20 lap race as he became only the second winner of the Polo Cup today. He completed the race in 27 minutes and 57.043 seconds covered a total of 42 kilometres. He was followed home closely by Sahil Shelar from Pune and Karthik Shankar from Hyderabad. Championship leader Sailesh Bolisetti finished in a competitive 4th position after starting in 6th place. Most impressive today was the only woman on the grid, Alisha Abdullah who finished in 6th position after starting in 13th position. Vishnu had a great start and led comfortably with Sahil Shelar and Kathik Shankar close behind him. Sailesh Bolisetti made a brilliant overtaking move to pass Mohammed Fahad Kutty for 4th position on lap 11. The safety car came out on lap 12 after Suraj Bhagat stopped on track at the second corner due to a collision. It was back to racing when the safety car veered back into the pits with five laps to go. Vishnu had no trouble picking up from where he left off and crossed the chequered flag to win his first race in the Volkswagen-JK Tyre Polo Cup in India 2010. Mr. K K Swamy Vice-President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private. Limited, commented, "Today marked the first time the Race Polos raced on an actual race track. It was thrilling to see a change in the rankings from debut race in Pune, the hometown Volkswagen. It was also fantastic to see the sole woman racer in the series, Ms Alisha Abdullah, finish in the top 6." A delighted Vishnu expressed, "I had a great first race today. And I would like to thank Volkswagen for organising the event and the technical expertise from the coaches. Although I had few bad starts, it was a close race right till the end, and I fought hard to keep my 1st position." Second placed Sahil said, "This is my first time on the podium and I hope to be back here after the second race this afternoon. I am looking forward to starting in the reverse grid, it should make for a very interesting race." Third placed Karthik commented, "It feels good to be back on the podium, for he third time. My focus remains on the championship and I hope to be on the podium as often as I can." There were a host of dignitaries present for Round 2 of the Volkswagen-JK Tyre Polo Cup in India. This included Mr. K K Swamy, Vice-President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited; Mr. Sashikumar, Chief Executive Officer Ramani Cars Private Limited, Volkswagen Dealer Coimbatore and Mr. Rick Bond, Managing Director, Lear Corporation, Sponsor of Volkswagen-JK Tyre Polo Cup India 2010.
Suzuki Motorcycles, one of the major two-wheeler manufacturer in India, is all set to launch the new Scooter, Suzuki Skydrive 125 soon in India. Presently, the company is selling its most popular scooter, Suzuki Access 125cc, which is getting overwhelming response from the Indian buyers. After huge success of scooter in India, the company is planning to extend the scooter market with the launch of new products range in the Indian market. The new scooter will come at an affordable price tag of around Rs 45,000. The new Suzuki Skydrive 125 is powered by 4-Stroke, Air-cooled, Fuel Injection engine. The powertrain of Skydrive 125 is to get sound capabilities to produce extremely well power output and torque with the 125cc engine. The transmission system of this scooter will be automatic. The all new Suzuki Skydrive 125 is to be loaded with five spoke alloy wheels and Hydraulic Disc brake at front wheel. As per the engine capacity of this scooter, we can expect it to deliver a mileage of around 50 km/l. The fuel tank of Skydrive 125 would be able to have 4 litres of petrol. The new Suzuki Skydrive 125 would be available with kick and electric starting options in the country. The brand new scooter of the company will come with different shades like Black, Silver, Red and White. Suzuki motorcycles has already launched the new Suzuki Skydrive on the Philippine shores last November. Besides it, the company is also planning to launch an another superbike, Suzuki Gladius soon in the Indian auto market.
Motorola India has announced the launch of five low cost mobile phones under its already existing 'MOTOYUVA' brand. The aim is to meet the changing needs of the Indian consumers and make it available mobile for the widest possible audience. Motorola Mobile Devices exist in all major countries and has its customers in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia. These five new models, MOTOYUVA WX181, MOTOYUVA WX260, MOTOYUVA WX265, MOTOYUVA WX290 and MOTOYUVA WX295 shall offer very cheap and easy solutions for conversating, messaging, clicking photos and listening to music. The MOTOYUVA WX range also has superb features like FM radio, MP3 player, torch light, bluetooth and GPRS connectivity, expandable memory up to 2 GB and a digital camera. The MOTOYUVA WX181, MOTOYUVA WX260, MOTOYUVA WX265, MOTOYUVA WX290, and MOTOYUVA WX295 price ranges between Rs 1,490 and Rs. 2,890.