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Month: October 2020

Kinetic Green launches Safar Jumbo electric 3-wheeler
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Kinetic Green launches Safar Jumbo electric 3-wheeler

Kinetic Green — a Pune based electric vehicle manufacturer, has introduced India's first one-ton electric cargo three-wheeler, called the Safar Jumbo. The new Kinetic Safar Jumbo electric cargo three-wheeler is priced at Rs 2.50 lakh, ex-showroom (Pune). With payload capacity of 500kg. the electric cargo three-wheeler comes with a specially designed cargo bay with close to 150 cubic feet of space. The Kinetic Safar Jumbo is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack which is capable of offering a maximum of 120km on a single charge. It takes anywhere between 3 to 4 hours for a complete charge. The company will also offer the Safar Jumbo with an optional fast-charger for Rs 20,000 which will bring down the charging time to under 2 hours. The vehicle will also be available on a ...
Mahindra Treo Zor electric cargo 3-wheeler launched
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Mahindra Treo Zor electric cargo 3-wheeler launched

A couple of years ago, Mahindra Electric launched its first electric three-wheeler called the Treo. Now, it’s come out with a cargo variant of that called the Treo Zor at Rs. 2.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) after FAME 2 and state subsidies. Compared to other cargo carrying three-wheelers, the Treo Zor boasts a longer wheelbase and larger wheels, too. In addition to that, it also has the best-in-class tray loading height of 675 mm and a maximum payload carrying capacity of 550 kg. You can opt for either a delivery van, pickup or flatbed variants of the Treo Zor. The 3-wheeler is powered by an 8 kW IP67 rated electric motor that generates 42 Nm and is mated to an automatic transmission. It comes with a lithium-ion battery that the company claims, offers a driving range of 125 k...
DC Design custom kit for 2020 Mahindra Thar. Like it or Hate it
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DC Design custom kit for 2020 Mahindra Thar. Like it or Hate it

DC2 (formerly called DC Designs) has unveiled their dress-kit for the new-generation Mahindra Thar. Mahindra also offers a range of accessories and kits to bring a different look for each customer. However, if you want something a lot more customised to your liking DC2 has revealed the new Dress Kit for the 2020 Mahindra Thar. The company recently released renders of their Mahindra Thar dress-kit on social media. It is entirely subjective whether it is a good looking vehicle or not. As far as looks go, the new Thar has even more road presence than the previous-gen Thar. The front design is completely changed and now features a new front grille design with the familiar seven vertical-slats, smoked rectangular LED headlamps replacing the stock halogen lights, and a massive fro...
A new chapter begins. Harley and Hero officially teamed up
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A new chapter begins. Harley and Hero officially teamed up

Harley-Davidson has been having a rough time in India. In September, 2020 Harley-Davidson had announced that it has wrapped up its sales and manufacturing operations in India. In fact, Harley was evaluating options to retain its presence in India under the company’s new business strategy. As of October 27, 2020, Harley and Hero have officially teamed up. Because it’s a partnership, there’s something in it to benefit both parties. Under the terms of this new agreement, Hero will use its vast network to both sell and service completely built-up (CBU) Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Additionally, it will sell parts and accessories for these bikes through both a Harley-exclusive dealer network, as well as Hero’s own existing dealer network.   Currently, Hero is the biggest volume-selle...
2021 Yamaha MT-09 gets revised styling and more power
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2021 Yamaha MT-09 gets revised styling and more power

Yamaha MT-09 was very well known for its menacing looks. So gone are the iconic and angry-looking twin-pod headlamps. What we get in the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is a single-pod LED headlamp which is accompanied by LED DRLs on either side.  For the 2021 model, Yamaha has added more power to please the enthusiasts. The inline-triple's displacement is up to 890cc from 847cc. This motor is capable of delivering 115 bhp of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and 93 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. The compression ratio, fuel delivery system, and transmission (six-speed, multiplate assist and slipper clutch) are also unchanged.    In terms of styling, apart from the single-pod LED headlamp, Yamaha has also tweaked the side view of the new MT-09. The side panels are absent which let you have ...
Bugatti Bolide unveiled. 1240kg hypercar does 500.50kph
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Bugatti Bolide unveiled. 1240kg hypercar does 500.50kph

The Bugatti Bolide - company calls it the fastest and lightest car it’s ever built, with a top speed over 500.50kmphh, 1,825 horsepower, and a weight of just 1240kg. These two figures are made possible by the use of Bugatti's now-venerable quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine, powering all four wheels, pumped up well beyond the 1600hp, it puts out in the Chiron Super Sport 300+.  This is done via “dethrottling” the intake of an exhaust system, four newly developed turbochargers and a redesigned dry sump lubrication system. It’s worth noting, however, that the maximum claimed output is achieved only by using 110-octane racing fuel. Using 98-octane petrol, the figure is actually the same 1600hp as the Super Sport 300+. The Bolide sits on a super-light and super-stiff c...
Harley-Davidson’s ebike – Serial 1 revealed with mid-mounted motor
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Harley-Davidson’s ebike – Serial 1 revealed with mid-mounted motor

Harley-Davidson has finally announced its new dedicated electric bicycle brand known as Serial 1 Cycle Company.  The stunning new electric bike that it says will go on sale in March 2021. For now, the company is showing off its first prototype model. The name Serial 1 is a reference to “Serial Number One,” the nickname for Harley-Davidson’s oldest known motorcycle built in 1903. The bike’s design, with its white tires, leather saddle and handgrips, and sleek black frame, are meant to harken back to that first prototype. Serial 1 is led by former Harley-Davidson employees, including Serial 1 president Jason Huntsman, who worked at Harley since 2013, including as the company's director of its internal eBicycle development effort. Serial 1 will have two headquarters. Engine...
New Hyundai i20 launch on November 5, 2020. Bookings open
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New Hyundai i20 launch on November 5, 2020. Bookings open

The new Hyundai i20 is all set to be launched in India on November 5, 2020. Hyundai has also officially begun accepting bookings for the new i20 at its dealerships and online retail platform, with the booking amount set for Rs 21,000. Hyundai already revealed the international-spec, 3rd-generation i20, earlier this year. The model for India will receive majority of the features and styling of the international model. Compared to the current Elite i20 offered in India, the all-new i20 will come with much sharper, sportier and more angular overall styling. The new i20 will also feature a new, wider 'cascading grille' design, new headlight and DRL design, along with new taillights with angular Z-shaped LED inserts. Inside, the new i20 with a large feature list, with the hatchbac...
2021 SsangYong Rexton G4 leaked ahead of global unveil
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2021 SsangYong Rexton G4 leaked ahead of global unveil

SsangYong recently released a teaser of its upcoming premium SUV – Rexton. The SUV is scheduled to be launched globally on 2nd November. The Mahindra Alturas G4 which is currently on sale in India, is basically a rebadged version of the Rexton. Therefore, the facelifted version of the Rexton is expected to arrive in India as a facelift for Mahindra Alturas G4. Before its global debut, a new set of images, which reveal the exteriors and interiors has leaked online. New Rexton features full-LED headlamps and an integrated LED daytime running light set-up. The updated Ssangyong Rexton also sports a wider bumper and a new grille. At the rear end, the SUV comes with a set of new LED tail lamps with Rexton lettering, along with a chrome strip. It also gets a sportier rear bu...
Etrio launch electric 3-wheeler Touro Max and Mini
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Etrio launch electric 3-wheeler Touro Max and Mini

Etrio, India’s electric vehicle start-up, with an aim of electrifying intracity logistics has launched its new electric three-wheeler range of products under the brand name “Touro”. Catering to the cargo segment, the two new variants will be focused on intra-city logistics especially in last-mile delivery applications. The passenger variants of the three-wheelers will be rolled out soon. The company raised funding of $3 million, last month to facilitate these launches. The brand, Touro, is derived from the Portuguese word Toro which means ‘a bull’. The design philosophy, thus, emulates the attributes of a bull such as strong stability, unmatched power and immense load carrying capacity. Touro comes with bull inspired signature front grille The company has announced that...
GMC Hummer EV pick-up 1000hp debuts. Rival to the Tesla Cybertruck
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GMC Hummer EV pick-up 1000hp debuts. Rival to the Tesla Cybertruck

GMC recently unveiled the third generation Hummer and calls it a supertruck like no other. It took only a matter of 10 minutes for the first edition of GMC Hummer EV to be sold out in United States shortly after its launch. Hummer EV is powered by  three electric motors paired with an underfloor battery pack, the Hummer EV puts out a claimed 1000hp and 15,592Nm of torque. The SUV can accelerate from 0-96kph in 3 seconds. The batteries will be arranged in a 24-module double-stacked layout, and while GM has yet to reveal their storage capacity, it claims the Hummer EV will be able to travel more than 560km on a full charge. The 800V system can be charged at speeds of up to 350kW on a DC fast charger. The Hummer EV follows a boxy and upright design reminiscent of the origina...
Ssangyong Rexton G4 facelift teased
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Ssangyong Rexton G4 facelift teased

Ssangyong has released a couple of teaser images of the updated Rexton G4. The SUV will be officially revealed on November 4, 2020. The official images provide a close-up view of new headlights (Matrix LEDs, by the look of it) and an octagonal radiator grille. The exterior looks much edgier and sharper overall and shares nothing in common with the old version. Technical specifications aren’t here yet. The updated Rexton G4 is likely to retain its 2.2-litre diesel engine that puts out 184 BHP and 422 Nm. Moreover, rumours suggest that it might also get a turbo-petrol engine from Mahindra's mStallion range. In India, the Mahindra Alturas G4 was introduced in November 2018. It competes with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the MG Gloster. Image Gallery: Ssangyong R...
Mahindra Alfa BS6 3-wheeler launched. Claims to be the most fuel efficient
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Mahindra Alfa BS6 3-wheeler launched. Claims to be the most fuel efficient

The Mahindra Alfa BS6 passenger auto-rickshaw variant has a claimed fuel efficiency of 28.9 kmpl while the load-carrying version returns a fuel efficiency of 29.4 kmpl. The new water-cooled engine is claimed to have undergone rigorous testing in various conditions for over 4 lakh kilometres. Compared to the older BS4 model, the new BS6 version offers 37 per cent higher displacement, 16 per cent higher power and 12 per cent higher torque. The current power output of the new BS6 water-cooled engine stands at 9 bhp and 23.5 Nm torque, thus offering improved pickup and better pulling power on slopes. The Alfa also comes with a long wheelbase, high ground clearance, and strong sheet metal body, offering durability and better driving dynamics on rough roads.
Nissan Magnite compact SUV production version teased. Debut October 21
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Nissan Magnite compact SUV production version teased. Debut October 21

Nissan has released new images of the Magnite ahead of its official reveal. The production-spec Magnite will be unveiled on October 21, 2020. The production version of the Magnite Concept will be based on the CMF-A+ platform. It is the same architecture on which the Renault Triber is based.  The production-spec Nissan Magnite retains most of the concept’s design elements. It has the same sculpted bonnet, octagonal grille and angular headlights.  The production-spec Magnite looks muscular; it has a beefy side profile with prominent body cladding and exaggerated wheel arches. The test mule also sports a dual-tone paintjob, blacked-out pillars and silver roof rails. At the back, the Magnite sports LED tail-lights, a clean, clutter-free tail-gate, a layered bumper and a conto...
Audi Q8 Celebration priced at INR 98.98 lakh
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Audi Q8 Celebration priced at INR 98.98 lakh

Audi has launched a new base variant of the Q8 called the Celebration. It is priced at Rs. 98.98 lakh (ex-showroom). has been introduced just before the 2020 festive season begins and will be sold alongside the Q8 Technology trim that launched in January 2020. The Q8 Celebration costs Rs 33 lakh less than the Technology variant. Dealer sources have confirmed that deliveries for the new trim will begin in November 2020. Despite the Rs 33 lakh difference, the entry-level Q8 gets premium features like Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators, Audi’s latest dual-touchscreen control system, a 10.1-inch screen for infotainment and navigation and an 8.1-inch screen for the HVAC systems, the ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument cluster, a 10-speaker Audi sound system, wireless cha...
Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV launched at INR. 99.30 lakh. Price applicable for first 50 customers only.
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Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV launched at INR. 99.30 lakh. Price applicable for first 50 customers only.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 99.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India). With this, Mercedes-Benz has become the first automaker to introduce an all-electric luxury car in India. This price will be applicable for the first 50 customers only. Powered by two asynchronous motors, one on each axle, the EQC produces a combined output of 408hp and 765Nm of torque. It’ll do a WLTP-certified 400km on a single charge, with energy being stored in a floor-mounted 85kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Generated by pixel @ 2020-09-22T14:35:48.087522 Charging times vary depending on the electrical supply, with a full charge from a standard 15A (3.4kW) domestic socket taking 21 hours, or 10 hours with the 7.5kW wall-box charger provided by Mercedes. These chargi...
MG Gloster launched at INR. 28.98 lakh. Comes with two diesel engine options
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MG Gloster launched at INR. 28.98 lakh. Comes with two diesel engine options

The Gloster was first showcased in India back at the 2020 Auto Expo. The Gloster is a re-badged version of the Maxus D90 that is sold in the Chinese market and the carmaker’s new flagship SUV has been launched in India with a starting introductory price of Rs 28.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).  The MG Gloster is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which comes in two states of tune. In the Super and Smart variants, the engine comes with a single turbocharger and makes 161 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 375 Nm @ 1,500-2,400 rpm. These variants don't get 4-wheel drive. The Sharp and Savvy variants get the 2.0-litre, twin-turbo diesel unit that is rated at 215 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 480 Nm @ 1,500-2,400 rpm. This engine is mated to a shift-on-fly 4WD system and has an electro-mechanical differen...
2020 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS launched. Gets new colour scheme and LED headlights
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2020 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS launched. Gets new colour scheme and LED headlights

BMW has updated the GSG 310 R and G 310 GS. The bikes are priced at Rs. 2.45 lakh and Rs. 2.85 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. The G 310 R features a 'Style Sport' colour scheme with Limestone metallic colour, red rims and red frame. The G 310 GS features a 'Style Rallye' colour scheme with Kyanite Blue metallic colour and a red frame. The adventure bike also comes in a special '40 Years GS' edition colour scheme based on the classic R 100 GS. Barring the paint schemes, the rest of the body panels, be it the tank, BMW GS-correct beak and wheels are exactly like on the BS4 G 310 GS. In terms of equipment, BMW has updated the motorcycle with an LED headlamp that has an integrated DRL. The turn indicators and tail lamps are LEDs too. The motorcycle also gets new adjustable lev...
Peugeot Django 125 210th Anniversary Edition launched. Celebrates 210th anniversary of Peugeot
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Peugeot Django 125 210th Anniversary Edition launched. Celebrates 210th anniversary of Peugeot

Peugeot Motorcycles has launched a limited edition of Django 125 scooter, to celebrate the 210th anniversary of the Peugeot family business. The Django 125 210th Anniversary Edition will have a limited production run of just 21 units. Mahindra-owned Peugeot Motorcycles new scooter doesn’t commemorate the founding of Peugeot’s motorcycle wing, rather it is a celebration of the family business which preceded the company. The Peugeot family started business as a manufacturer of coffee mills and bicycle in France, back in 1810. Peugeot was founded in 1896, by Armand Peugeot. In 2015, Mahindra & Mahindra purchased a majority stake in its motorcycle department (51 per cent), independent of the PSA Groupe. In 2019, Peugeot Motorcycles became a fully-owned subsidiary of Mahindra. R...
Innova Crysta to get styling tweaks. Clear images out
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Innova Crysta to get styling tweaks. Clear images out

The Toyota Innova Crysta facelift will soon be unveiled internationally and will be the first major update to the popular MPV since its world premiere in 2016. The Innova Crysta facelift is expected to be launched in Indonesia first and it is unlikely that there will be any major changes to the engine line-up. As far as India goes, Toyota only just updated the Innova Crysta’s engine line-up earlier this year to comply with the BS6 emissions norms The Innova Crysta in India is available with either a 2.4-litre diesel or a 2.7-litre petrol engine. While the overall shape of the Innova Crysta remains the same, the updated MPV gets a slightly larger grille. There’s an all-new, more aggressive bumper that has a more complex design than its predecessor. It gets contrast black sha...