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Mahindra Scorpio modified into a Pick-Up truck with a soft top
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Mahindra Scorpio modified into a Pick-Up truck with a soft top

Bimbra 4×4 has modified a Mahindra Scorpio featured below to have a pickup truck like rear bed along with a soft top. The body panels and the soft top among other things are well proportioned and this one does not feel like a hastily done mod job in any way. Finished in a dark shade of teal green, it looks quite good too and is built on the latest generation model of the SUV. The interiors have been kept stock apart from the fact that there are only two seats in the cabin now. The middle and last low seats have given way to the metal rear bed which is the distinguishing feature of this SUV now. The soft top can be rolled up and down easily according to the requirement or need. The tail lamps have been replaced with simpler rectangular units from Thar CRDe. Thi...
Toyota Glanza – rebadged Maruti Baleno spied before official launch
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Toyota Glanza – rebadged Maruti Baleno spied before official launch

‘Glanza’ is the official name of the rebadged Maruti Baleno hatchback which will be retailed via Toyota dealers from 6th June. It is the first car that will be launched under the Toyota Suzuki alliance, which was announced in 2017. The Toyota Glanza was not expected to have any sheet-metal changes, but even the bumpers, headlamps, alloy wheels and tail lamps having no difference from the Maruti Baleno is a little surprising. It seems like Toyota has gone beyond expectations when it comes to cost-cutting, and that the interior may completely mimic that of the donor car. As you can see in the leaked photos of Toyota Glanza, the front features the same chrome lip on the grille, but instead of the black part of Maruti Baleno’s grill, Toyota has given Glanza thick slats of chrome. A...
Road Safety tips for women driving alone
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Road Safety tips for women driving alone

Women are regarded as ‘’safer” drivers and less likely to be in a road accident. Even though all motorists need to be alert and cautious, female drivers, unfortunately, have to be even more vigilant in order to avoid falling prey to criminal acts such as hijacking, intimidation, sexual assault or worse. Women drivers are still regarded as more vulnerable by most criminals. technwheelz would like to offer advice and a few precautions that could enhance the safety of all drivers - and especially our female drivers! Drivers should always consider the threats and possible worst case scenarios – and plan to avoid as many of these as possible.  Precautions would include the following: Vehicle Maintenance A well-maintained car is less likely to break down - Keep your car in g...
Why do most cars have engines in the front? We pick 5 possible reasons
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Why do most cars have engines in the front? We pick 5 possible reasons

We pick five main reasons for why most cars have engines in the front? 1) Manufacturing Cost: Having the entire engine-transmission-drive-cooling package in the front saves on assembly and production costs. The transmission box is directly attached to the engine and it operated manually by a lever mechanism. If the engine is placed at rear side, it will cause the transmission box placed at rear side which requires a more complex mechanism to operate transmission by driver manually. Similarly, the front side engine are easy to connect with control linkages like clutch and accelerator. This is also easy for servicing. 2) Engine Cooling: We know why cooling of an engine is essential for proper running for a car. If an engine got hot, it will fail soon or later. Most of modern autom...
2019 International Female Ride Day on 4 May, 2019
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2019 International Female Ride Day on 4 May, 2019

International Female Ride Day (IFRD) is a one-day motorcycle riding event happening this year on the first Saturday in May – 4 May, 2019. As the women’s motorcycling community all over the world grows, and news of this "ride" spreads, we at TECH 'N WHEELZ get questions on exactly what this event is and how one participates. So, here are five things you need to know about IFRD. 2019 International Female Ride Day Logo What exactly is International Female Ride Day and how did it start?Eleven years ago, Vicki Gray, the founder of Motoress.com, came up with a brilliant idea to bring awareness to the growing numbers of female motorcyclists: designate one day in May for women riders to simply get out on their motorcycles and ride. The effort began by designating the first Friday in May to ...
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 with BSVI compliant engine launched
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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 with BSVI compliant engine launched

Maruti Suzuki has updated its entry-level hatchback and India’s best selling car – the Alto 800 at a price of Rs. 2.93 lakhs, ex-showroom India, for the STD variant. https://youtu.be/ZLzjaS84mpg The changes that have done to the hatchback consists of tweaks in the design along with additional features over the previous iteration. Most importantly, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 now comes equipped with a BSVI compliant engine, a year before the regulation comes into effect. Maruti Alto 800’s 796cc petrol engine is now Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant. The car’s new fuel efficiency is rated at 22.05 Kmpl, which is marked decrease from the outgoing model’s 24.7 Kmpl mileage figure. A five speed manual gearbox is standard, and there’s no automatic gearbox offer...
Force Motors Shaktiman 200 revealed
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Force Motors Shaktiman 200 revealed

Shaktiman 200 is the new LCV from Force Motors. The details of the LCV has been published on the official website of the manufacturer. No details on the pricing are revealed as of now. The Shaktiman 200 is powered by a Mercedes derived 3-Cylinder, Common Rail driveline that delivers power and torque of 50 kW (67hp) @ 3200 rpm and 175 Nm @ 1600-2400 rpm respectively. The payload capacity of Shaktiman 200 is rated at 1750kg for Fixed Side Deck (FSD) and 1700kg for High Side Deck (HSD). The styling of the Shaktiman 200 is heavily inspired from the Shaktiman 400 LCV which essentially is the pick-up variant derived from Force Traveller passenger bus. Dimensions in mm Wheel Base: 2770 Overall Length: 4725 Overall Width: 1807 Overall Height: 2315 FSD...
Actress Vidya Balan buys a Mercedes E-Class
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Actress Vidya Balan buys a Mercedes E-Class

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has got herself a Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan in a shade of blue. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sold in India starts from Rs. 59.12 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)for the base variant while the top end variant costs Rs. 73.21 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The picture above shows Vidya standing with her parents after taking the delivery of the car. Though the exact variant of the car is not yet known, it is likely that she would have bought the top end variant of the E-Class along with many customizations options which would have increased the cost In the Mercedes-Benz lineup here, the E-Class sits between the C-Class and the S-Class sedan. The E-Class is known for being very comfortable and strikes a perfect balance between a fully stretched sedan (S-Class...
Women Motorcycle Diaries: Sarah Merrell- biker, model and actress
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Women Motorcycle Diaries: Sarah Merrell- biker, model and actress

Sarah Merrell from Maryville, Tennessee, is a sportbike rider, pit bike racer, model, and actress. Sarah began acting at a young age and later went on to study film, media production and screen writing. Sarah has modeled in a variety of fashion shows and photo shoots and began landing published work in magazines. Now a Director, Client Service with Fletcher Marketing PR an award-winning marketing and public relations agency based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sarah Merrell continues to act in television episodes and commercials, and directs photo shoots and fashion shows. technwheelz:   How long have you been riding motorcycle? Sarah: I’ve been riding motorcycles for 10 years. technwheelz:   Any specific reason you ride for? Sarah: I ride because it’s my passion and every...
Force Gurkha updated with ABS safety system
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Force Gurkha updated with ABS safety system

Force Motors has silently launched the ABS-equipped Gurkha in the Indian market. The new version of the SUV is priced at Rs 11.05 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Gurkha Xplorer ABS is available with both the trims – 3-door and 5-door. The 3-door trim is the top-spec version and is priced at Rs. 13.30 lakh. With the new safety rules implemented in India from 1st April, manufacturers are silently updating their products to meet with the new laws. Compared to the non-ABS configurations, the ABS-equipped configurations are up to INR 30,000 dearer. Bookings for the updated model are already underway, and deliveries are expected to commence in the coming weeks. Force is yet to offer the ABS with the lower Xpedition variant of the variant but soon, the update may arrive. Non-ABS ...
2020 Mahindra Thar spied. Exterior details and cabin design revealed
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2020 Mahindra Thar spied. Exterior details and cabin design revealed

Here are the new spy images of the 2020 Mahindra Thar. While the prototypes spotted earlier featured dummy panels, the latest spy media shows the next-gen model with production-spec body panels. The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be wider than the current version. While the Thar retain much of its traditional design overall, its front- and the rear-end will receive comprehensive updates. On the sides, the redesigned model has new doors with handles positioned lower for improved ergonomics. What has under a heavy revision is the cabin. The dashboard is completely revamped and the centre stage could house an updated media system. The air-ducts are placed underneath the slot dedicated to the media system. The air-conditioning controls have been restyled as well as the levers to selec...
Hyundai Venue revealed via official sketches
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Hyundai Venue revealed via official sketches

Hyundai has unveiled the design sketches for its yet to be launched sub 4-m SUV, the Venue. The SUV will be loaded with Hyundai's BlueLink connectivity interface, an AI-powered interface with important safety features such as speed alert, geofencing, panic buttons and 'share destination' to ensure the safety of the passengers in case of a distress situation. The BlueLink connectivity interface has been developed with 33 features out of which 10 are specific to the Indian market. The Venue will have an SOS, RSA (Road Side Assistance) and BlueLink button on the inside rear-view mirror (IRVM) for easy access to the car passengers. It is also fitted with a cloud-based voice recognition system, which will be powered by Vodafone Idea network eSIM. This assists in getting real-time t...