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Audi Q2 Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 34.99 Lakh And Go Up To Rs. 48.89 Lakh - CarandBike
Audi Q2 goes on sale in India today onwards. Prices start at Rs. 34.99 lakh. The Audi Q2 is the smallest SUV on sale from the company in India yet. It is positioned below the Audi Q3 in India.
Audi India launched the Audi Q2 SUV, with prices starting at ₹ 34.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Q2 is Audi's newest SUV and will be positioned below the Audi Q3 in India. India gets the pre-facelift model of the Q2, whereas globally, the Audi Q2 facelift will be launched soon. Nonetheless, with the festive season around the corner and a burgeoning demand for SUVs, we believe the Audi Q2 has a good opportunity to cash in. It will be offered in five trim options which are - Standard, Premium, Premium Plus I, Premium Plus II and Technology. The top-spec Technology trim is priced at ₹ 48.89 lakh. Overall, the prices of the Q2 variants are pricey! We have driven the Audi Q2 and you can read our comprehensive review of the Q2 by clicking on the link below. Also Read:Audi Q2 SUV First Drive Review|Audi Q2 India Launch Highlights (The Audi Q2 will be positioned below the Audi Q3 in the company's India line-up)
|Audi Q2 Variants||Prices (ex-showroom)|
|Standard||₹ 34.99 lakh|
|Premium||₹ 40.89 lakh|
|Premium Plus I||₹ 44.64 lakh|
|Premium Plus II||₹ 45.14 lakh|
|Technology||₹ 48.89 lakh|
Harley-Davidson Decides To Discontinue India Operations - CarandBike
Harley-Davidson has informed its employees of additional restructuring costs of $75 million which includes exiting the Indian market.
Harley-Davidson has decided to discontinue its sales and manufacturing operations in India, as part of restructuring actions that the company refers to as 'The Rewire' strategy. On Thursday, Harley-Davidson informed its employees of additional restructuring costs amounting to $75 million in 2020, which includes discontinuing the iconic American brand's operations in India. Total costs associated with 'The Rewire' strategy outlined by Jochen Zeitz, President, Chairman and CEO of Harley-Davidson amount to $169 million this year. The motorcycle brand expects to complete the restructuring actions from August to be completed within the next 12 months, which will include optimising its global dealer network, exiting certain international markets and discontinuing its sales and manufacturing operations in India. In India, Harley-Davidson will reduce the workforce by approximately 70 employees. Also Read:Harley-Davidson May Exit India Due To Poor Sales Jochen Zeitz, Harley-Davidson's CEO has outlined 'The Rewire' strategy to focus on markets where there is potential growth, and India doesn't seem to be on that list Also Read:Harley-Davidson Reports $92 Million Loss As Bike Sales Skid In a statement to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Harley-Davidson outlined the development, adding some details about the restructuring costs. "As a result of the actions approved from August 6, 2020 through September 23, 2020, the Company expects to incur restructuring expenses of approximately $75 million in 2020, of which approximately 80% are expected to be cash expenditures, including one-time termination benefits of approximately $3 million, non-current asset adjustments of approximately $5 million, and contract termination and other costs of approximately $67 million. Full implementation of these Rewire actions may require the Company to commit additional funds for additional contract termination and other costs. Including previously disclosed restructuring charges, the Company expects total restructuring expenses associated with Rewire restructuring actions approved through September 23, 2020 of approximately $169 million in 2020. The Company expects to complete the restructuring activities approved through September 23, 2020 within the next 12 months. Announcements associated with additional actions under The Rewire are expected to occur, some of which will likely result in additional restructuring charges," the company said. Also Read:Harley-Davidson To Re-Look Product Strategy; Future Models May Be Shelved Harley-Davidson's big heavyweight cruisers didn't quite receive the response in India in terms of volumes carandbike reached out to Harley-Davidson India for a statement confirming the development, but there's been no official response from the American motorcycle brand. Harley-Davidson has been under pressure in recent years, with sales of the American motorcycle brand slowing down in several markets around the world. And India seems to be one such market, where Harley-Davidson has been present since 2009, and where the first Harley dealership came up in July 2010. Harley-Davidson still led premium motorcycle sales in India over the last few years, led by the made-in-India Street 750 models. In the last financial year, Harley-Davidson India sold fewer than 2,500 units, and between April-June 2020, only about 100 Harleys were sold in India, making it one of the worst performing international markets. Also Read:Harley-Davidson Appoints New Chief Financial Officer The Harley-Davidson Street 750 has been the brand's best-selling offering in India Also Read:Harley-Davidson Removed From S&P 500 Index Earlier this year, Jochen Zeitz replaced former CEO Matt Levatich as President, Chairman and CEO of Harley-Davidson. Levatich was in Harley-Davidson for 26 years, and with increasingly slowing sales in recent years, his exit was seen as a move to give new strategic vision to revive the brand internationally. 'The Rewire' plan outlined by Zeitz intends to re-look Harley-Davidson's product strategy, as well as focus on about 50 markets, mainly in North America, Europe and parts of Asia Pacific, that represent the "majority of the company's volume and growth potential." And India, the world's largest motorcycle market, seems to have been given the miss from those important markets where Harley-Davidson sees potential growth. For the latest auto news and reviews, follow carandbike.com on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
BMW R 18 Cruiser Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs. 18.90 Lakh - CarandBike
BMW Motorrad India today officially launched the BMW R 18 Cruiser flagship motorcycle in India, marking its entry into the cruiser segment. Launched with a starting price of Rs. 18.90 lakh (ex-showroom), the cruiser motorcycle is now available for bookings th…
BMW Motorrad India today officially launched the BMW R 18 Cruiser flagship motorcycle in India, marking its entry into the cruiser segment. Launched at a starting price of ₹ 18.90 lakh (ex-showroom), the company has now opened bookings through the BMW Motorrad dealer network. The motorcycle comes in two variants - the standard version and the First Edition, the latter is priced at ₹ 21.90 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be imported into India as a completely built-up unit (CBU). Also Read: BMW R18 Listed On Company's India Website The design is inspired by the classic BMW R5, complete with the hardtail look This full-blown modern heavyweight cruiser takes its inspiration from the BMW R5, which was in production in the late 1930s. It gets retro styling elements like a circular headlamp, wide handlebars, an exhaust pipe finished in chrome, spoked wheels and more. The regular model of the R 18 is a blacked-out version while the first edition unit gets more white pinstripes and chrome. The latter also gets seat badge with a 'First Edition' clasp, a copper-lettered logo on the tank and a Blackstorm metallic colour. As for features, the BMW R 18 cruiser bike is loaded with all-LED lighting setup, an analog instrument cluster, heated grips and optional reverse gear, ABS, traction control, hill-hold assist and switchable Automatic Stability Control (ASC), three riding modes - Rain, Roll and Rock. For suspension, the bike gets telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock unit at the rear. The braking system consists of a twin-disc brake at the front and a single disc brake at the rear along with four-piston fixed callipers. The BMW R 18 Cruiser gets a 1,802 cc air-and-oil cooled boxer engine The motorcycle comes powered by a 1,802 cc boxer-twin, air-cooled & oil-cooled engine. The engine is capable of making 89.75 bhp at 4,750 rpm and developing a peak torque of 158 Nm at just 3,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a shaft drive. Additionally, reverse gear is available as an optional extra. Also Read: Bookings For BMW R18 Cruiser Open Unofficially In India Presenting the all-new BMW R 18 and R 18 first edition launched at an ex-showroom price of INR 18.90 Lakhs and INR 21.90 Lakhs, respectively. To book a test ride or to know more, contact your nearest BMW Motorrad dealership or click here: https://t.co/bHCAnk7M1L#MakeLifeARidepic.twitter.com/J4R6ktxjE4 BMWMotorrad_IN (@BMWMotorrad_IN) September 19, 2020 Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, "The all-new BMW R 18 is BMW Motorrad's much-anticipated entry into the cruiser segment. Fans and motorcycling enthusiasts in India have been eagerly waiting for this day. The all-new BMW R 18 is a modern interpretation of motorcycling in its most authentic form. It seamlessly invokes the essence of the famous BMW Motorrad classics into the modern era while retaining a purist design. It delivers unadulterated riding fun with the biggest boxer engine ever built by BMW. Riders are in for a complete treat with the cruiser's presence, attitude and promise in equal measures. They know when you ride, emotion is all that matters, and the all-new BMW R 18 is set to win the heart and soul!" For the latest auto news and reviews, follow carandbike.com on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Kia Sonet Receives 25000 Bookings In 14 Days - CarandBike
The newly-launched Kia Sonet has already garnered over 25,000 bookings in two weeks since the order books were officially opened, while deliveries begin from today onwards.
Kia Motors India has launched the Sonet subcompact SUV in India and with prices starting from ₹ 6.71 lakh, the company has taken the aggressive route when it comes to pricing and though this is an introductory price, it certainly will shake up the segment. The company had received more than 6500 bookings for the car on the very first day and now 14 days later, Kia Motors India has announced that it has received 25,000 bookings for the car. Also Read: Kia Sonet Subcompact SUV Launched In India; Cheaper Than Venue, Vitara Brezza In fact, the company added saying that it is receiving 1000 bookings on a daily basis for the Sonet, which is why it is gearing up to keep pace with the bookings that have poured in. Deliveries for the car have started from today and the company has said that the second shift of the car will start soon. The likely annual production capacity for the Sonet has been announced at 1.5 lakh units per annum out of which 1 lakh have been capped for the domestic market and 50,000 for export. Also Read: Kia Sonet Review: 1.0 GDI And 1.5 CRDi Tested Of course, you are wondering which Sonet variant has received the most attention and the company clarified on that front too. Speaking about this, Manohar Bhat, Head Sales and Marketing, Kia Motors India said, "The GTX+ variant has got the most attention and has the highest share of the bookings, but there is a lot of interest for the diesel automatic as well and that's a good sign" For the latest auto news and reviews, follow carandbike.com on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Breaks Cover With More Tech, Hybrid Engines - CarandBike
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class finally breaks cover with an evolutionary design language, larger proportions and a feature-loaded cabin high on engineering and innovation.
After nearly months of teasers, partial reveals and speculations, Mercedes-Benz has finally dropped the curtains on the new-generation S-Class sedan. The brand's most important offering packs in some seriously new levels of technology, along with a new platform with engineering and safety innovations, ensuring that the W223 S-Class lives up to its extremely high standards. We also get a proper look at the design of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class that evolves from the current model, but at the same time comes with a more opulent yet understated elegance, which seems to be the preference for luxury vehicle owners of today. The new S also packs hybrid engine options this time as well as the latest MBUX system that brings an array of new capabilities to the car. Also Read: New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Will Come With Airbags For Rear Seat Passengers The design language on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is evolutionary whille the car offers a more understated yet elegant appearance Starting with the exterior changes, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class looks classier in every sense. The bonnet is longer than the predecessor while the LED headlamps look more sleek with the new LED daytime running lights. The C-pillar blends more seamlessly in the boot, but the big change are the LED taillights, which are horizontally positioned, a first for the luxury sedan. The S-Class uses just the right amount of chrome all over right from the accents on the grille to the boot and the exhaust tips. The range-topping versions get the larger 21-inch wheels with the chrome finish. Another big change are the new flush-style door handles on the 2021 S-Class that offer a clean look to the exterior, while the Outer Rearview mirrors (ORVMs) come with aerostripes, which the company says helps improve air flow. As a result, the new-generation S-Class comes with a drag coefficient of just 0.22 cd, making it one of the most aerodynamic cars ever. The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has also grown in proportions with the car now longer by 33 mm, wider by 50 mm and taller by 10 mm. The wheelbase has also been extended by 50 mm, along with the front track by 35 mm and rear track by 50 mm. The sedan does not have that visually bulbous look despite the large proportions thanks to the short front and rear overhangs. At the same time, the cabin space has vastly improved to pack more creature comforts for the passengers. Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan Gifts Himself A New Mercedes-Benz S-Class The new 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen unit offers most controls via touch or voice command. It also replaces 27 buttons over the older model The post-opulent theme has been carried over in the cabin as well on the new S-Class and it comes with an elegant new design language that looks elegant from every corner. The big update that we've talked about multiple times is the new massive screens replacing the buttons in the cabin. The 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system takes centre-stage literally and floats up and out of the centre console. Mercedes says that the 2021 S-Class comes with 27 fewer knobs and dials over its predecessor, while the functions can be accessed either by voice or touch controllers. The cabin also sports new horizontal AC vents replacing the aircraft-styled units on the outgoing model. The cabin can be asked with carbon fibre finish and piano black wood with pinstriping on the dashboard, depending on the feature you choose. The interior is also finished aluminium and gloss-black finish all over, while the seats come with massage functions, as expected and also get the six 'Energizing' options that can be accessed via the touchscreen. The options further help set the tone of the cabin including the music, ambient lighting, air conditioning, seat position to create the desired effect. While the feature was already available on the W222 S-Class for the front seats, it now extends to the rear seat as a standard fixture. The cabin is upholstered in the best of quilted Nappa leather. The new S-Class comes with six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines that get the EQ Boost mild-hybrid technology The multi-function steering wheel is new as well and comes with capacitive controls. The new unit also comes with capacitive hands-off recognition, courtesy of the two-zone sensor pad in the steering wheel. The sensors help register whether the driver's hands are on the wheel. The cabin also comes with a Burmester high-end 4D sound system with 30 loudspeakers. The ambient lighting options come with LEDs within an optical fibre at every 0.6-inches. The ambient lighting extends from the door panels and the dash to the floorboards. There are about 250 optic lights trough the cabin. The new-generation S-Class also boasts of space improvements with 38 mm more elbow room at the front, while the rear gets 25 mm more legroom and marginally more elbow room and headroom than the current model. The boot space has also grown by 22.6 litres. The 2021 S-Class also comes with the new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that offers better graphics and more natural colours than its predecessor. The sedan also carries over the augmented reality feature with the head-up display unit for a more clear view of directions. The digital cluster also comes with customisable options - Discreet, Sporty, Exclusive, and Classic. The new MBUX system also comes with big updates including the "Hey Mercedes" voice assistant, and the memory function that adjusts the cabin according to the driver. The MBUX system will also come with location-specific services, bringing improved assistance for the passengers. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has also been the benchmark for the automaker's safety systems and the new W223 is no different. The car will come with industry-first frontal airbags for the rearseat passengers along with hands-off recognition and the pre-safe Impulse Control that raises the S-Class by 8 mm to reduce the impact of the collision. The usual active and passive safety features continue to come as standard on the car. Another big update is the addition of the E-Active Body Control adaptive suspension that helps reduce body roll on the vehicle. The car will also offer a blind-spot warning for drivers exiting their vehicles. The new S-Class is also the first car ever to get a frontal airbag for rearseat passengers Engine options on the new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class including the 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol and diesel with the EQ Boost 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The petrol engine makes about 362 bhp and 500 Nm on the S450, while the S500 comes with 429 bhp and 520 Nm. The EQ Boost' mild-hybrid system provides a burst of much as 21.6 bhp and 250Nm of torque in short intervals. There's also twin-turbo V8 petrol with 469 bhp on the S580. All engines are paired with the 9-speed automatic gearbox and come with five driving modes - Eco Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. The new S-Class will be manufactured at Mercedes-Benz's Factory 56, just 20 km away from the Daimler headquarters The new-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class will go on sale internationally by the end of the year, while it should start arriving in most markets including India by 2021. The S-Class is locally made via the CKD route and we expect the model to arrive in the first half of the year itself. Expect prices to start around ₹ 1.5 crore (ex-showroom) for the all-new offering. For the latest auto news and reviews, follow carandbike.com on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Pre-Bookings Begin In India - CarandBike
Toyota India has officially started taking pre-bookings for the Urban Cruiser subcompact SUV from today onwards. Interested buyers can pay Rs. 11,000 and pre-book the SUV at any Toyota dealerships or online.
Toyota India has officially started accepting bookings for the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser subcompact SUV with a token amount of ₹ 11,000. Interested customers can pre-book the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza-based SUV at Toyota's dealerships as well as online. To be launched during the festive period, the SUV will be the second product from Suzuki-Toyota partnership in India. Apart from commencing the pre-bookings, the Japanese carmaker has also listed the Urban Cruiser SUV on its official website. The listing reveals keys specifications, features, colours and details of the SUV ahead of its India launch. Also Read: Toyota Urban Cruiser Subcompact SUV Launch Details Leaked The Toyota Urban Cruiser is expected to be launched in India in September 2020 The upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser will essentially be a re-badged version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza SUV. The SUV will get some styling updates, including two-slat wedge cut grille, trapezoidal bold fog area, Dual LED projector headlamps with dual function LED DRL-cum-indicator, LED fog lamps, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, stylish split LED taillamps, high mounted LED stop lamp, and more. The SUV will be offered in multiple colour options including single tone and dual-tone shades - Blue, Brown, White, Orange, Silver, Grey, Blue/Black, Brown/Black and Orange/White. Also Read: Toyota Urban Cruiser Pre-Bookings To Begin On August 22, 2020 The Toyota Urban Cruiser will come with dual-tone dark brown premium interiors The cabin of the Toyota Urban Cruiser will majorly remain identical to the Vitara Brezza which is underlined by dual-tone dark brown premium interiors. It will also get smart playcast touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility along with smartphone-based navigation. Other features to be offered on the SUV will include automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, push start-stop button, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, electrochromic Inside Rear-View Mirror (IRVM) and more. Also Read: Toyota Urban Cruiser: Things We Know So Far The Toyota Urban Cruiser borrows its powertrain from the Maruti Vitara Brezza Under the hood, there will be a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre K-Series petrol engine borrowed from the Maruti Vitara Brezza. The petrol mill is capable of making 103 bhp of maximum power against the peak torque of 138 Nm. The motor will come mated to a 5-speed manual and an optional 4-speed automatic torque converter unit. Notably, the manual variants will be offered with the pure petrol option, whereas the automatic versions will come with a mild-hybrid system with an advanced Li-Ion battery with an Integrated Starter Generator with functions such as torque assist, regenerative braking and idle start-stop. For the latest auto news and reviews, follow carandbike.com on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
MS Dhoni, Retired, Gifts Himself This. Wife Sakshi Shares A Glimpse - CarandBike
The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is an iconic muscle car built in the 1970s and MS Dhoni's restored example comes in the lovely bright red paint scheme with dual racing stripes on the hood and a V8 Big Block engine underneath.
Former Indian Cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni recently announced his retirement from international cricket, ending a glorious era of being in the sport. While we will still see him in other formats of cricket, we surely will miss him in the iconic blue jersey. Nevertheless, Dhoni seems to be in the mood to celebrate his career for now and has just brought home the perfect retirement gift - a restored Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni recently took to the social media platform Instagram to share images and a video of the recent acquisition. The bright red finished Trans Am with the dual racing stripes sits gloriously in Dhoni's garage with the other exotics. Also Read: MS Dhoni's Latest Mean Machine Is A Mahindra Swaraj Tractor The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is an American muscle car built in the 1970s and is as rare as they get in India. Dhoni's example appears to be an early model built between 1971 and 1973. The car is a left-hand drive version powered by a V8 Big Block engine 455 engine that developed around 325 bhp in its prime. The engine is paired with a 4-speed Muncie transmission with Hurst Shifter. The two-door muscle car was delivered to the cricketer on Independence Day, the cricketer though is currently participating in a camp for the Chennai Super Kings team in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) championship. It's unclear how much Dhoni paid for this latest addition but a very well restored example can fetch well over ₹ 60 lakh at auctions in India. Apart from the Trans Am, the video also gives a more detailed look Dhoni's garage. This includes the Hummer H2, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk as well as the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Series 1. We also see some humble examples including the Mitsubishi Pajero SFX and an older-generation Toyota Corolla. In addition, the Dhoni garage includes a specially-restored Nissan 4W73, also known as the Jonga 1 Ton, first-generation Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Land Rover Freelander 2 and many more. Also Read: MS Dhoni Spotted Driving His New Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk For The First Time Mahi is an avid motorcycle enthusiast as well with an envious line-up of motorcycles in his collection including the Confederate X132 Hellcat, Kawasaki Ninja H2, Ducati 1098, Yamaha RD350, Royal Enfield Machismo, Suzuki Shogun, Yamaha YZF 600R, BSA Goldstar, Harley-Davidson Iron 883, a host of Nortons and more. The TVS brand ambassador also brought home the Apache RR 310 last year, and more recently the Mahindra Swaraj Tractor. For the latest auto news and reviews, follow carandbike on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
New-Generation Mahindra Thar Launch And Booking Details Revealed - CarandBike
The new-generation Mahindra Thar will go on sale on October 2, 2020, with bookings to open on the same day. The off-roader in a quantum leap when compared to the older model and packs in new technology, better features, comfortability and more.
The new-generation Mahindra Thar has been finally unveiled and the off-roader takes a quantum leap over the current model. The all-new offering is feature-packed, technology-rich and designed to meet the current and future safety and emission norms. Mahindra & Mahindra has not only revealed the specifications of the new Thar on India's 74th Independence Day but also disclosed the launch details of the new model. The new Mahindra Thar will be launched on October 2, 2020, coinciding with the automotive giant's Founders' Day. Moreover, the day also marks the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahindra has also announced that bookings for the new-gen Thar will commence from the same day as the launch, in time for the festive season. Also Read: 2020 Mahindra Thar Unveiled; Launch In October (L-R) M&Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Auto & Farm Sector and Dr Pawan Goenka, MD and CEO, M&M with the new Thar The all-new Mahindra Thar will be offered in soft-top and hard-top versions, the SUV retains the familiar silhouette but gets the distinctive new grille that's taken inspiration from the Mahindra's Classic vehicles over the years. It's a big departure from the current seven-slat grille that graced the front. The hood has been raised for enhanced pedestrian protection but the A-pillar remains rearward that leads the long hood into the beltline. The SUV gets wider bumper and wheel arches with integrated turn indicators and LED daytime running lights. The vertically-stacked taillights also get the LED combination lights for a distinctive look. Mahindra says the new Thar is based on the third-generation platform and continues to be a body-on-frame construction. The track has been increased and the SUV is now wider than the predecessor that results in a more comfortable cabin and better safety standards. The SUV also gets 255/65 R18 tyres that have been upsized and are wider as well for improved on-road stability, better compatibility with the wheelbase and an improved stance. The wheelbase has been increased for better ingress to the second row, which now gets the front-facing seats. The lower variants will continue to offer side-facing seats. The new Thar retains the distinctive silhouette, albeit with a redesigned front for improved pedestrian protection The cabin on the Mahindra Thar gets a completely new layout. The dashboard is all-new and integrates a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and adventure gauges to give you real-time information on vehicle articulation, power delivery and more. There's a new instrument cluster with a coloured TFT MID unit, steering-mounted controls, weather-resistant switches, cruise control, roof-mounted speakers and more. The SUV comes with bucket seats with better cushioning and washable upholstery for easy cleaning. The VIN plate also makes it on the dashboard instead of being placed under the hood. Mahindra says that's a result of the feedback from the Thar community. The safety package comprises dual front airbags, ABS, ESP, Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control, built-in roll cage with three-point seatbelt for all passengers, ISOFIX anchors for child seats and more. Front-facing rear seats are a first for the new Thar but will be limited to the LX Series. Lower trims will get side-facing seats Power on the 2020 Mahindra Thar comes from the all-new 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine that develops 150 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Diesel power comes from the familiar 2.2-litre mHawk oil burner that produces 130 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, upgrading from a 5-speed unit on the current model. The modern-day buyers will also appreciate the new 6-speed torque converter automatic on the SUV. The model comes with a manual shift 4x4 transfer case as standard with a low crawl ratio 42:1. The SUV gets an independent suspension at the front while the rear gets a multi-link unit. The rear axle comes with a mechanical locking differential. The touchscreen infotainment system gets smartphone connectivity and offers real-time details on power delivery, articulation and more Mahindra says the new Thar has a water wading ability of 650 mm with an unladen ground clearance of 226 mm. Do note the ground clearance is likely to be different on the entry-level trims that will come with 16-inch wheels. The SUV has an approach angle of 42-degrees, ramp-over angle of 27-degrees and a departure angle of 37-degrees. The new-generation Thar will have a water wading depth of 650 mm and has an unladen ground clearance of 226 mm The new Mahindra Thar will be broadly offered in two versions, AX Series for the adventure enthusiasts, and the LX Series for the lifestyle users. The automatic versions will be limited to the LX Series and so will features like the touchscreen system, dual-tone bumpers, TPMS, height and lumbar adjustability for the front seats, as well as the 18-inch alloys. For the latest auto news and reviews, follow carandbike on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
New-Gen Mahindra Thar India Debut Live Updates: Features, Specifications, Images, Launch Details - CarandBike
Today, on the 74th Independence Day, Mahindra & Mahindra is all set to unveil the new-generation model of the Mahindra Thar, and we'll be bringing you all the live updates here.
Today, on the 74th Independence Day, Mahindra & Mahindra is all set to unveil the new-generation model of the Mahindra Thar, and we'll be bringing you all the live updates here. The Thar off-road SUV has been one of the most iconic SUVs in India and it the successor to the Mahindra's popular MM540, and the spiritual decedent of the Made-in-India Willys Jeep, or as it was called in India, Mahindra 4x4. The Thar is set to receive a generation upgrade after 10 years, and the new-gen model will come with new styling and an array of modern equipment and features. The new Mahindra Thar has been in development for a few years now, we'll finally get to see it today. Also Read: New-Generation Mahindra Thar: What We Know So Far The new Mahindra Thar will come with hard-top roof, along with other features like LED daytime running lamps, alloy wheels, LED taillamps As seen in several spy photos, visually, the Mahindra Thar will continue to come with a boxy design, featuring a long clam-shell bonnet, round headlamps, wide wheel arches and heavy-duty bumpers. The new Thar, for the first time, will also come with a factory-fitted hard-top roof, along with other features like LED daytime running lamps, alloy wheels, LED taillamps, and tailgate-mounted spare wheel. Also Read: 2020 Mahindra Thar Unveil Details Revealed; Launch Expected Post October The Mahindra Thar will come in both petrol and diesel engine option. While the diesel option is likely to get the new BS6 compliant 2.2-litre mHawk engine, the petrol version could get the 2.0-litre turbocharged mStallion motor that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. Both engines are expected to come with a six-speed manual gearbox and the optional 6-speed torque converter. Thar will also get a mechanical four-wheel drive system with four-wheel low, four-wheel high and rear wheel drive modes. We expect it to get differential lock as well. Also Read: New Generation Mahindra Thar Spy Images Reveal Exterior & Interior Details Ahead Of India Debut
Bookings Open For The 2020 Honda Jazz; Launch In August - CarandBike
Honda Cars India has started the pre-launch bookings of its upcoming New Jazz. The New Jazz can be pre-booked with an amount of Rs 21,000 at all authorized HCIL dealerships across the country. The car can also be booked online for an amount of Rs. 5,000.
Honda Cars India has started the pre-launch bookings of its upcoming New Jazz. The New Jazz can be pre-booked with an amount of Rs 21,000 at all authorized HCIL dealerships across the country. The car can also be booked online for an amount of ₹ 5,000. The company will launch the car this month itself Also Read: Car Sales July 2020: Honda Cars India Sells 5863 Units; YoY Sales Down By 42.8 Per Cent New Honda Jazz will be launched in India very soon Honda has already teased the car ahead of its launch in the country and we know that it will be stylish and sporty. There will be no change in dimensions though. However, Honda promises that it will comes with a host of innovative and refined upgrades. The Jazz will only be available with the 1.2-litre i-VTec petrol engine and it will be available in both manual and CVT transmission. There will be no diesel on offer. The 2020 Jazz exudes style too and it gets upgrades to the exterior in the form of new black grille with chrome accents, LED headlights with DRLs, LED fog lamps, rear LED wing Light and new front and rear bumpers. The Jazz will also come with an electric sunroof as well and we reckon that will certainly grab a lot of eyeballs. Also Read: New-Gen Honda City: All You Need To Know New Honda Jazz BS6 teaser revealed new LED headlamps and updated grille Honda is also packing the Jazz with features like cruise control, smart entry and push button Start/Stop system in both Manual and CVT. Honda is also providing paddle shifters on the car on the CVT variant. Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President and Director, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, "Over the years, we observed Jazz customers demonstrating strong preference towards petrol powertrains. Responding to this trend, we have decided to offer the New Jazz exclusively in petrol engine in both Manual and CVT variants. With this latest offering and a full festive season ahead of us, we see fresh excitement in the premium hatchback segment." For the latest auto news and reviews, follow carandbike on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.