⚡️Tata Motors made waves at the 2018 Auto Expo when it took the wraps off the H5X SUV concept. Radical in look and desirable like no Tata before, the H5X was easily one of the stars of the show. The best bit? Tata’s team promised the final product will look much like the concept. The production SUV in question has just been christened the Harrier.
Source: Auto Car India, NDTV, ZigWheels.
⚡️The current Hyundai i20 has been on sale in India since August 2014. In May 2018, it was just 8,572 units shy of the half-million mark, having sold 10,664 units in that month. It crossed the 5,00,000-unit mark in June 2018, with an average sales of 10,916 units every month.
⚡️Discounts of upto 50k for Jeep Compass petrol…
The Compass petrol comes with Fiat’s 163hp, 1.4-litre turbo engine. There is no 4WD on offer but all the other plus points of the SUV still remain. Its cabin is spacious for five adults and it is decently sized for tight city roads too. Key rivals include the Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan and the Honda CR-V.
⚡️We have known for a while, that Mahindra would lead a resurrection of sorts for the Jawa brand in India. Jawa motorcycles are in production out of their Pithampur facility in India. Being just a few days away, Anand Mahindra started the day with a tweet that seemed to reach out to the motorcycling community. The tweet contained a meme set to a picture of a motorcyclist in the rain, bearing the quote “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to ride in the rain”; Mahindra tweeted that instead of dancing in the rain, the reason he’d chosen this particular meme since Jawa’s return was imminent and the brand was strong on his mind.
⚡Rs 1 lakh discount this month : The Jazz takes on the Hyundai i20 and the popular Maruti Baleno. It is spacious and the top variant’s rear seats come with clever folding that offers good occupant and cargo space flexibility. Its exterior styling is a bit bland – one of the reasons for its poor sales. Honda dealers are offering discounts of up to Rs 1 lakh on the diesel Jazz.
⚡️Next generation Mahindra Thar is in works and will be getting an all-new body platform. The off-roader will upgrade the body to meet the upcoming crash test norms. The new Thar will be marginally longer than the current one. The new Thar is likely to get a BS-VI engine with some added safety and technology features.
⚡️Bookings have opened for the new top-spec trim of Jeep’s Mahindra XUV500 rival – the Trail Rated Compass Trailhawk. Already manufactured at FCA’s plant in Ranjangaon, the model is currently exported to Australia and Japan. The off-road-spec SUV gets 4WD technology from Jeep’s selection. Although the big news is that a diesel-automatic variant will be on offer for the first time. The 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel motor will be mated to a nine-speed automatic, rather than the six-speed manual offered on the current top-spec trim, the Limited (O) 4×4.
⚡Honda had brought the new CR-V to Auto Expo 2018; its USP – the seven-seat configuration. This third-gen model will replace the current one on sale and, unlike its predecessor, it is expected with a new 120hp, 1.6-litre diesel engine option. A new nine-speed automatic may also be on the cards for this Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass rival.
⚡️Reports suggest that, the new Ertiga is longer and slightly wider than the outgoing model. Its longer rear overhang should mean more space in the third row. Up front, this second-generation model also gets a more upright stance, with a high-set nose and front bumper. Wheels are expected to go up to a size of 16 inches. Maruti is likely to offer the new 104hp, 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel at launch,. But a 1.5-litre diesel engine which is currently under development in-house will replace Fiat’s 1.3-litre diesel engine at a later date.
⚡️Datsun hopes that the upcoming facelifts for its Go hatchback and Go+ MPV do better than the current models on sale in India. They were officially unveiled earlier in May and get a revised styling pack for the exteriors, including the option of 14-inch alloy wheels for higher-spec variants. The cabin is where the highest number of changes can be seen, such as the new dashboard with a centrally mounted 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. While more features are expected to be on offer, the 1.2-litre petrol engine and five-speed manual gearbox combination will remain unchanged.
⚡️Now, the company has introduced the new Go hatchback and Go+ MPV in the Indonesian market. Both the cars continue to be powered by the same 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 68hp and 104Nm of torque.