The mid-size sedan segment is primarily ruled by three sedans – Ciaz, City and Verna in India. Yes, there are many more in the segment and Toyota will soon launch the Yaris in the segment but which one of these three popular sedans will best fit your needs? Here are types of people and who should buy what in the market. Want a high fuel efficiency sedan Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel SHVS If fuel economy is your top priority then the Maruti Ciaz will fit your needs perfectly. The Ciaz is available in both petrol and diesel engines but the diesel version gets a mild-hybrid technology called SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki). The system uses a large battery pack and assists the vehicle during the acceleration and also during the long traffic signals. The result is a brilliant ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 28.09 km/l making it the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the segment. The diesel Ciaz is powered by a 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 89 Bhp and … [Read more...] about Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna: Which car for whom?
Tweet TweetTomorrow, 18 February, the London Classic Show will open its gates to the visitors. For about £25.00, you’ll have access to some of the most beautiful cars ever made. More, a few automotive related personalities will be present there: the rally legend Ari Vatanen, the F1 champion Jenson Button, the famous F1 designer Gordon Murray (the one who also signed the McLaren F1 road car design) and the 16-time F1 winner, Sir Stirling Moss. If you’re in for some of the greatest supercars, you’re at the right place: from a 1925 Bentley 3 Litre to the 1993 McLaren F1 GTR, there are so many jewelries! I’ll remind only few of them: 1931 Bugatti Type 46, 1933 Hispano Suiza J12, 1955 Mercedes 300S Coupe, 1978 BMW M1, 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C Spyder, 1955 Lancia Aurelia Spyder, 1968 Toyota Sports 800, 1990 Honda NSX, 1964 Jaguar E-Type and 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Abarth will bring two cars, to make a bridge through time: the legendary Fiat Abarth 1000 Monoposto … [Read more...] about Abarth Brings Two Symbols At London Classic Car Show
Only a couple of years back, LED headlamps were used to be a feature offered by only luxury vehicles. Today, many new affordable vehicles offer LED headlamps in the Indian market. LED headlamps are much brighter than the regular halogen lamps that are widely used in affordable vehicles. Such headlamps offer up to 15,000 lumens of brightness while the regular halogen lamps only offer up to 2,000 lumens. LED lamps also use less power than the regular lamps. Which are the cars in the affordable segment that offer such advanced lamps? Let’s find out. Maruti Ignis Price starts at Rs. 4.66 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi The Ignis was the first car in the affordable segment to offer LED headlamps. It is also the cheapest vehicle to provide LED headlamps in India. Ignis is the entry-level Nexa vehicle which offers many premium features like touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, airbags, ABS, and high level of customisation. Maruti Swift Price starts at Rs. 4.99 lakhs … [Read more...] about Popular, affordable cars with LED headlamps: From Maruti Suzuki Swift to Honda City
Tweet TweetWell, that’s good news: Alpine is back! Where else but in the French Alps, the mountain that named the brand. They unveiled today a superb-looking mid-engined sports car: the Alpine Vision. It’s for real, it will be officially presented later this year and it will enter the production in 2017. It will be sold initially in Europe, and progressively on other four continents. For its first road, the French chose the Rally Monte Carlo twisty roads, a perfect playground for a pure sport layout like Vision’s: two seats, mid engine, rear wheel drive. The design line is remarkable: we’re looking at a modern reinterpretation of the classic A110. It’s muscular, yet elegant lines blend in a unique style. Its sculptural body is backed up by a strong mechanics, allowing a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.5 s. It’s a 4 cylinders turbocharged engine, probably a new one derived from the 1.6 l Turbo found in Clio RS. The interior of the concept is … [Read more...] about Alpine Comes Back With A Superb Concept Car: Vision
HOW many times have you pulled up to the petrol pump and got out of your car, only to find your fuel cap is on the other side? Here's a handy tip so you can easily get reminded of where your petrol cap is located. What symbol on a car tells you which side the petrol cap is on? There is a handy reminder on your car as to what side you should be putting your fuel in. In most cars there is a little arrow next to the picture of the petrol pump on the fuel gauge to show you which side your cap is. This will save drivers who always forget from hanging out of the car window to check before pulling in at a petrol station. With some cars, there isn’t an arrow symbol, but there is still a way to tell which side of the car your cap is on. Some vehicles will have a little petrol pump icon off to one side of the gauge, and it’s usually on the same side as the fuel cap is on the car. more on motorssilver service Classic 170mph Ferrari from 70s painted in rare silver to sell for … [Read more...] about Which side of the car is my petrol cap on? The arrow next to the symbol on your petrol gauge explained
BRITS are clueless when it comes to changing tyres - and millennials are to blame, according to a new study. A poll of 2,000 drivers revealed that just 27 per cent of 18-23-year-olds reckon they can switch rubber at the roadside. More than a third of millennials also admitted they would struggle to confidently open a car bonnet while 34 per cent don’t know what power steering does. And only half of under 35s, polled by TV show Flipping Bangers, know how to check and top up the oil level on their car. As a result, 63 per cent of millennials have never tried to fix, repair or modify a car they have bought. It's better the older you get as more than four in ten of those aged 36 and above could confidently change a wheel. Flipping Bangers host Gus Gregory said: “Most people get into their cars, turn the key and drive away, without really knowing anything about the reasons why something goes wrong when it does. “It seems under-35s are the least equipped to deal with basic … [Read more...] about Can YOU change a tyre? Shocking stats show just how bad Brits are at fixing cars
GOOGLE has “no master plan” to harvest the mass of data that will be generated by its self-driving cars arm. The assurance from John Krafcik, the chief executive of Waymo, comes in the wake of the Facebook scandal, where millions of users’ details were shared with other businesses. Mr Krafcik said access to the information generated by those travelling in cars using Waymo’s autonomous driving technology was not a priority for the company, which is owned by Google parent, Alphabet. “Our aim is moving people around the world and that is very hard,” he said, speaking at the New York Auto Show the day after the company revealed a partnership with Jaguar to use tens of thousands of the British company’s I-Pace electric cars. “To the core of my body, I swear on my father’s grave, it’s not a priority,“ Mr Krafcik said. “ I’m not saying it won’t be a workstream in the future but at … [Read more...] about Google’s Waymo denies ‘masterplan’ to harvest data from driverless cars
Sergio Marchionne, the eminently quotable CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), came up with a couple of corkers at the 2018 Geneva motor show. My favourite, delivered during the Ferrari press conference, was when Marchionne was questioned about the criteria for owning the new 488 Pista, a track-honed special of the 488 GTB coupé. He responded that the situation will vary from region to region but the minimum requirement is that you must own at least one Ferrari already. “If you drive a Ford Mustang before,” said Marchionne, “you should go to a Ford dealer for your next car.” With 710bhp, the Pista is 49bhp more powerful than the standard 488 GTB. Equally important, it is 90kg lighter. The aerodynamic tweaks are significant - and it looks exactly as you might expect, with larger wings, slots and vents than the standard car. Regarding Ferrari’s pricing strategy, he said: “We are just beginning to explore what our customers are willing to … [Read more...] about ‘Yes, we’re looking at it’ – Sergio Marchionne admits Ferrari might build new versions of its iconic cars
One of the most effective advertising platforms is on four wheels. “The car is a moving billboard,” said Michelle Krebs, executive analyst for AutoTrader. “The logos on it allow you to identify it and have some perception of what it stands for.”What it stands for is a lot more than marketing. Even a simple letter can be fraught with meaning, such as the H in Hyundai allegedly symbolizing two people shaking hands. A basic word wrapped in a blue oval can be worth billions: Ford pledged its iconic logo as collateral along with other assets in 2006 to secure $23.5 billion in loans and avoid a government bailout.Some logos are just cool, like the pouncing Jaguar or Lamborghini’s raging bull or the man being birthed from a snake in Alfa Romeo, and others are part of a symbolic system that transcends language borders to evoke brand identity in a global marketplace, such as the circular headlights and seven-slotted grille as the face of the Jeep brand.Consistency … [Read more...] about Logo logic: What’s behind the world’s most famous car brands
2018 Chevrolet Tahoe; Cars.com photo by Evan Sears With gas prices having been low for some time, full-size SUVs are once again capturing the eye of many car shoppers. Chevy is looking to turn some heads with its new 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST — which adds street cred to its most luxurious trim level. The Tahoe RST, which stands for "rally sport truck," is an appearance package that takes the Tahoe and paints the exterior black. It's got blacked-out trim; a black grille, Chevy logo, mirror caps, beltline moldings and roof rails; and 22-inch black-and-polished wheels. Moms and dads driving this bad boy will stand out in the carpool lane. Our test vehicle had second-row captain's chairs, taking the total seating from eight to seven. How many car seats fit in the second row? Two How many car seats fit in the third row? Two Related: More Car Seat Checks Solid Infant seat, Grade A: This rear-facing car seat installed easily. We needed to move the front passenger seat … [Read more...] about How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe?