Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Suzuki Gixxer Street Bike-Soon Going To Hit Indian Roads

There are riders who always look for a bike, which has to look futuristic and yet be easy to ride, and the credit goes to the Indian wing of the Japanese two-wheeler maker, Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited to bring these two key features together by unveiling their naked sports bike – Suzuki Gixxer. This bike targets the young blood of the nation and will be sold along side the GS150R, Suzuki's other 150cc two-wheeler. It is expected to go on sale in July.

Suzuki Gixxer

The new Gixxer boasts an SOHC, mono-cylinder engine with a displacement of around 149cc. Using SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) technology, this air-cooled, 4 stroke engine, which is fed via a carburetor, gets better fuel-efficiency without compromising on performance and power due to this new technology as the company claims. The exact power and torque figures are not revealed yet, however, it is speculated that this bike will have its upper-leg in this sector than many of its peers like GS150R and Trigger. A 6 speed manual transmission is going to serve the engine of the bike and its clutch will be multi-plate.

Suzuki Gixxer

This naked bike gets comfortable on various terrains with the help of telescopic forks at the front and mono-shock absorbers at its rear. The safety of the rider and the pillion will depend on its powerful disc brake at the front and drum at the rear help to get an emergency stop. The fuel-guage, techo-meter, trip-meter and speedometer make the instrument console fully digital and keep the rider updated with every minor detail. There is a bright tail-light, rear grab rail, with wide tubeless tyres. It has 17 inch cast alloy wheels with the wheel size of 100/80/17 mm and 140/60/17 mm. The battery of this two-wheeler is maintenance free, and there is a low battery indicator provided to keep the riders informed.

In terms of design, it has got edgy naked styling. It features a cool and funky cowl and a halogen headlamp is fixed inside it. The front mud-guard is not very lengthy, nevertheless, it covers well the front tyre and looks sporty. The fuel-tank too of the bike is sporty enough and quite resembles its sibling GSX's tank. The length, height and width figures of the bike are not revealed yet, though, the pictures express its well-crafted dimensions. Suzuki has kept the bike light-weight to make it more aerodynamic and easy to handle, and that is why they have used quality plastic to cover it and to give it a distinct design. It is going to be available in the shades like Blue, Black, White, Silver and Red.

On the whole, the other competitors of this sports bike are Hero Hunk, Honda CB Trigger and Bajaj pulsar 150, and TVS Apache in the same segment, however, it might win the race as it gets fresh looks and better power and performance than others as expected. A number of features will be unveiled soon, and this will show a clear picture whether Gixxer gets such exposure that will allow it to go a mile away than the current 150cc bikes available in India.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Lava Iris Pro 30 launched at Rs. 15,999

Lava mobiles has launched new smartphone Lava Iris Pro 30 and it is now available in both physical and electronic store shelves. Lava Iris Pro 30 Price is placed at Rs 15,999 and it is targeting players like Micromax as well as Gionee. The company uses magnesium alloy body and has Content Adaptive backlight control screen brightness regulation technology. According to the source, this handset comes in Black color with silver metal bezel. Moreover, this handset comes pre-loaded with LAVA Zone, Twitter, Facebook, MX Player and more.

 
Lava Iris Pro 30
 
This smartphone sports a 4.7 inch HD IPS display based on OGS technology and Corning Gorilla glass protection. The phone is maintaining a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels along with a pixel density of 312 ppi. The company states that the display used in the phone is from Japanese LCD manufacturer Sharp. On the software front, it offers Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and comes with 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. This system is also backed with PowerVR SGX 544 GPU. In terms of storage, this Lava phone has 4GB of internal storage and external memory can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. There is also 1GB RAM memory to support the processor. This smartphone is also equipped with a 2,000mAh battery that claims to deliver a good enough talk time of 4.5 hours on 3G and 7.5 hours on 2G and standby time of 400 hours on 2G and 3G.
 
Lava Iris Pro 30
 
At the rear, there is an 8 megapixel Autofocus camera supported with dual LED Flash and Blue glass filter. It also has a 3 megapixel front-facing camera to make video calls. Well, the phone supports 1080p video recording and playback. It is measured with body dimensions of 138 × 66.7 × 7.5 mm and weighs around 114 grams. The device is OTG-enabled that allows the phone to directly read data from pen drives and also capable to receive inputs from the keyboard or mouse. The phone has 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio. It has connectivity features like 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mercedes Benz S Class – A Blend of Luxury and Class

Mercedes Benz S Class is considered to be an epitome of luxury and lavishness. These vehicles ever since the first generation debuted are always a century ahead in terms of technology and features the cars are equipped with. The S Class is always a status symbol for the white collar job holders, which they can flaunt on their business road trips with state of the art mobile office at the back. The vehicle is one of the safest automobile you can travel around. This vehicle displays and incorporates the best and the latest technological innovation in the motoring field by the German Automaker.

 

Mercedes Benz S Class

 

Mercedes Benz cars launched the latest generation S Class into the Indian market with a price tag of Rs. 1.57 Crore (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi). The vehicle redefines the levels of opulence and rivals to BMW seven series and Audi A8. The car is launched with a new motor, the 4663cc twin turbo V8 gushes out 459Hp of maximum power and a tarmac shattering torque of 700Nm in between 1800-3500rpm. The car is mated to a seven speed automatic transmission christened as 7G-tronic. The S Class is as much about a luxury limousine as it is of performance sedan. The car does naught to 100kmph in 4.8 seconds, and the top speed is electronically limited to 250kmph. Considering the calibre of the vehicle, it has one of the lowest drag coefficient of 0.24.

 

Mercedes Benz S Class

 

The features and comfort the vehicle boosts a never ending list to name a few like, state of the art ambient lighting system with seven unique colours depending on the mood and a full digital instrumentation cluster with two TFT screens. The HVAC includes Thermotronic four zone climate control system as called by the manufacturer. Electronically adjustable seats with memory function for the front seats including head restraint electronically controlled. Wood and leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters. The Panoramic sunroof, sun blind and foldable table to pamper the rear passenger.

 

The infotainment system which has latest MB’s Command online system includes six DVD changer, navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, USB, Aux-in, in built HDD and Wi-Fi hotspot.  The exuberant Burmester 3D surround sound system with powerful 24 speakers and 24 channel amplifier produces heart pumping output of 1540 watts. In term of safety and convenience, we get adaptive braking system with hill hold assist. The vehicle boosts Electronic Stability Program (ESP) which also include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Acceleration Skid Control (ASR). There are Airbags for the driver, co-passenger including side and windows. Mercedes Benz Pre-Safe technology coupled with Attention Assists which monitors the driver’s driving condition continuously. Parking aid is provided through Parktronic system. It has all LED lighting package front and rear tail lamp, daytime running LED with intelligence lighting. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Tata Will Showcase the Automatic Aria At The 2014 Auto Expo

Almost all the automakers are waiting to showcase their future products and concept at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. According to reports, India's leading automaker, Tata cars is also planning to unveil the Automatic version of its flagship crossover Aria at the upcoming Auto Expo. The Aria is an amazing product from Tata Motors in terms of features, engineering and quality. But the vehicle has not managed to rack up the sales because of its high price tag. Now, the company is coming back with a facelifted version of Tata Aria with some cosmetic changes. The company has already showcased the facelifted Aria with an automatic transmission at the Geneva Motor Show. It is also expected that the updated model will be showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.

 

 

The facelifted vehicle is sourced from General Motors and the company has made considerable improvements from the Geneva car to the current model. The six-speed automatic transmission is coupled to the same engine which is the 2.2 liter DICOR engine. The current diesel engine churns out a maximum power of 138bhp and a peak torque of 320Nm. But the company has tuned the diesel engine to produce a maximum power output of 153bhp and 400NM of torque. Apart from the six speed automatic gearbox, the vehicle is also expected to have a few cosmetic changes and additional features.

 

 

The crossover will now sport a restyled set of projector headlamps and refreshed tail lamps. The vehicle might stand tall on a new set of alloy wheels. The company has also made alterations to the seating arrangements by replacing the bench seats by individual captain seats. The overall quality of materials used in the upholstery and interiors is expected to be much better than the current variant. With these additional aspects and changes, the car looks much more appealing and stylish than the current model.

 

The crossover comes with all the standard safety and comfort features without giving up luxury. The list of aspects includes an Anti-lock Braking system, brake assist, airbags, power door locks, air-conditioner with heater, adjustable steering wheels, tachometer, rear seat belts, keyless entry, engine immobilizer and door ajar warning. The facelifted model should be placed on the top of the variant line because of its price and features. The launch of the Automatic Tata Aria facelift is expected to take place in April after the Auto Expo. The company also has plans to unveil the Tata Nano diesel, a compact sedan and a new hatchback at the upcoming Auto Expo.