The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City will soon have a new competitor in their midst – the Toyota Yaris. Demo cars of the Yaris have already started arriving at Toyota dealerships around India, ahead of the car’s May 2018 launch in India. Bookings for the Yaris are now officially open at all Toyota dealerships across India. The car will be positioned between the Etios and Corolla Altis in terms of price and positioning. Toyota aims to sell the Yaris as a premium, feature rich C-Segment sedan. Prices are likely to start from around Rs. 8 lakhs and those who want a diesel C-Segment sedan need to look away now. The Yaris will be a petrol-only car and Toyota has no plans to equip it with a diesel engine even in future. The petrol motor on the Yaris is a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder, naturally aspirated unit with 108 PS and 140 Nm. This engine will be paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox or a 7 speed CVT automatic gearbox depending on the variant chosen. 7 airbags will be … [Read more...] about Toyota Yaris demo cars start arriving at dealerships ahead of launch next month
Renault Kwid became extremely popular in the Indian market soon after its launch. The entry-level car from the French manufacturer gets a huge fan following, thanks to its SUV inspired looks. Renault showcased the Kwid Climber at 2016 Auto Expo but later launched the car with a mere sticker job. However, here is a modification job done on the Kwid that makes it look much better than the stock. In fact, this Kwid has plenty of styling cues that make it look like the Duster and Captur. The Kwid seen here gets a lot of visual modifications that makes it much more intimidating and increases its road presence – a-la-Duster or even for that matter the Renault Captur. The car gets a wrapped roof and the pillars that give a dual tone effect to the body. The Kwid also gets aftermarket LED DRL and HID headlamps with projector lenses and LED angel eyes wrapped around. It also gets an all-new identity with all the changes done in the front. The Kwid also gets painted mirrors and door … [Read more...] about MODIFIED Renault Kwid looks a lot like its SUV siblings
Tata will soon launch the Nexon AMT in the Indian market next month. Tata has officially started taking the bookings at a payment of Rs. 11,000. The new Nexon AMT will only get a single top of the line XZA+ trim. What are the five key changes that the Nexon will offer in the Indian market over other cars? Let’s find out. Hill hold The Nexon’s AMT automatic transmission is quite advanced and will offer the hill-hold feature. Most of the AMT transmissions do not offer hill-hold feature and the users have to keep the handbrake engaged to keep the car from rolling backwards when getting on an incline. The hill hold feature makes it extremely easy to drive on the inclines. Most of the conventional automatic cars offer the hill hold feature but it is yet to see a widespread availability of the AMT automatic transmissions. Kick-down mode The “kick-down” mode in the Nexon makes it feel more like a conventional automatic than an AMT. The “kick down” feature … [Read more...] about Tata Nexon AMT bookings open: 5 key changes REVEALED!
Maruti Dzire has become extremely popular in the Indian market. The sub 4-meter sedan became the highest selling car in the Indian market soon after its launch. The Dzire was launched with an all-new body design that includes an all-new front grille. With so many new Dzires on the road, it becomes quite difficult to differentiate one from the other. This Dzire, however, looks quite different from the rest, thanks to the visual modifications done to it. The all-new Dzire seen here gets a new vertical slated grille, which is similar to what we get to see on the S-Cross facelift that was also launched in India last year. The grille is not a direct fit from the S-Cross. It has been custom made for the Dzire to give it a more macho look. The car also gets new LED fog lamps and new DRL. Maruti already offers DRL with the Dzire but only the top-end versions of the car get them. The DRLs look similar to the ones that come with the high-end Dzire variants but they are shorter in length and look … [Read more...] about Dzire trying to be an S-Cross is the CRAZIEST thing you’ll see all day
DC Design has been getting some flak right here, for building very ugly cars. To be fair to the Indian design house run by Dilip Chhabria has also come up with some interesting designs over the years. Many of these have transformed cars beautifully. Today, we look at 5 beautiful car transformations from DC Design. Infidel While the Avanti pushed DC into sportscar maker territory, it was the Infidel that started it all. A sportscar based on the Toyota MR2, the Infidel looks little like the car it’s based on. While it retains the mid engined layout, the exteriors have been completely redone. The Infidel ends up looking supercar-ish and rides on 19 inch alloy wheels. Also see – 10 ghastly looking cars from DC Design Vampire Few would believe that the Vampire convertible is actually a Daewoo Cielo, a car that was sold in India during the 1990s. The Vampire established DC Design’s credentials as a company that can really transform a car into something that’s never … [Read more...] about 5 GORGEOUS car transformations from DC Design: Hindustan Ambassador to Mitsubishi Lancer
The mighty Bugatti Veyron is known for offering a stratospheric power output and the kind of performance that can put to shame almost any other car in the world. However, the Devel Sixteen is one hypercar that can easily give the Bugatti Chiron many sleepless nights. The Devel Sixteen made its world debut in November 2013 with a promise of a maximum power of a whopping 5000 hp. Of course, with a tall claim like that, it seemed like the Sixteen would never make it to the production. However, not the one to be demotivated by the naysayers, Devel unveiled the production-spec Sixteen in November last year. We finally have a video that shows the Sixteen speeding away from the camera at a pretty fast pace. Moreover, the video description says the car shown in the video ran on a low boost mode at just 20 percent throttle. Hence, there’s definitely a lot more that the Sixteen has on offer. Of course, this seven-second video doesn’t give us enough to go by, but we are … [Read more...] about This car has more horsepower than your entire apartment complex!
Christiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s most expensive football players. The 33-year-old Portuguese footballer has been playing the game for a long time now and has established himself very well in the world of football. Ronaldo is also a known car fanatic and owns some of the most exotic vehicles in the world. His garage space is full of luxury and sports cars. Here are few of his long list of few of his exotic cars! Bugatti Chiron Ronaldo got the delivery of the world’s fastest production car last year. The Bugatti Chiron gets a massive power of 1,479 Bhp and peak torque of 1,600 Nm. And this is not the first Bugatti of Ronaldo. World’s highest-paid footballer announced the arrival of Chiron on Instagram where he also shared a video. All the 200 units of Chiron announced by Bugatti for the first phase were sold out even before the delivery of the first unit of the car. To maintain the exclusivity, Bugatti has announced that they will only produce 500 … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo & his CRAZY cars: Bugatti Chiron to Lamborghinis & Ferraris
Gone are the days when you were required to head to a nearby car decor shop to get your car fitted with some really basic accessories. Today, most mainstream car manufacturers offer various customization options right at the showroom. These personalization options are enough to give your new car a unique identity, even before you leave the showroom to drive your new car home. Here is a list of as many as 15 cars and SUVs that can be customized even before you buy it. Maruti Ignis Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has been very vocal about its plans for attracting the millennials with the Ignis crossover. Thanks to its SUVish design, frugal engines, and a rather funky styling, the Ignis is already a fairly attractive car. However, you can make your Ignis stand out by opting for the various customization options that the manufacturer provides. Maruti’s iCreate in-house personalization wing offers various graphics and roof wraps. You also get accessories like a roof-mounted spoiler, fog … [Read more...] about 15 affordable cars & SUVs that can be customized even before you buy them: Maruti Swift to Mahindra Thar
Tata Nexon is the official car sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 20-20 cricket tournament. The man of the series in the 2018 IPL will drive home a Nexon. Tata Motors has put together a Nexon called the Mumbai Indians IPL edition. The sub-4 meter compact SUV gets a couple of Mumbai Indian decals on the front fenders and one decal on the rear hatch-lid. The SUV also gets a blue and silver paint job with yellow inserts on the bumpers to give it the colours of the Mumbai Indians IPL team. To add some contrast, the SUV also gets black GT stripes on the hood. There’s a blue matte finish roof wrap as well. It remains unclear as to whether Tata Motors will actually sell the Mumbai Indian Edition of the Nexon to customers. Considering how popular cricket is and the huge following that IPL teams have, we won’t be surprised to see many eager takers for this particular special edition Nexon. Meanwhile, we’re just days away from the launch of the Nexon AMT, which will be … [Read more...] about Tata Nexon Mumbai Indians IPL Edition: This is IT!
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is a known motorcycle enthusiast. While he’s said to have nearly given up riding after having kids, the Prince is still known to take an occasional spin on motorcycles he fancies. While inaugurating the recently held Commonwealth Summit, Prince William took some time off to check out the Interceptor 650, a motorcycle that Royal Enfield will soon launch. The Royal Enfield head honcho Siddharth Lal was around to show Prince William the motorcycle. In the recent past, Prince William has been spotted taking a quick spin on a Triumph motorcycle at the bike maker’s Hinckley factory in the UK. Notably, the Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 twins will first be launched in the United Kingdom and European markets in a few weeks from now, after which it will make it to the Indian market. Both bikes were unveiled at EICMA 2017, and since then have been shown at the Royal Enfield Rider Mania at Goa which happens a few weeks after … [Read more...] about Prince William checks out the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 parallel twin motorcycle