Speaking to Autocar Professional, Gaku Nakanishi, president & CEO, Honda Cars India, said that the company is targeting existing owners of the Civic as prospective customers of the all-new Honda Civic due to launch this financial year. Nakanishi added that the previous Civic, launched in 2006, sold around 40,000 units in the Indian market, before its discontinuation in 2012.Honda will launch the tenth generation Civic which made its debut in 2016. However, India will get the facelifted MY19 version of the Civic which is yet to launch in global markets.The petrol engine is expected to be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC naturally aspirated engine developing 154 PS and 189 Nm of torque, paired to manual and CVT options. The diesel Civic, a first for the Indian market, will use the 1.6-liter i-DTEC four-cylinder engine with a single turbocharger, producing 120 PS and 300 Nm of torque. Unlike the European model which uses twin turbocharging to develop 160 PS and 350 Nm of torque, the … [Read more...] about HCIL banking on existing Honda Civic customers to give the new model a head start
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The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo updates the weird three-door front-wheel drive hatchback, pouring on even more stylish flourish over the first generation inside and out, and laying the groundwork for the upcoming even-hotter Veloster N. (Full disclosure: Hyundai wanted me to drive the new Veloster so bad it flew me down to Austin, Texas for two nights, served me a startling amount of seafood, some barbecue, and two new flavors of the Veloster.) What is it? The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is the second generation of the quirky three-door hatchback that serves as the flashy and fun counterpart to the mechanically similar Elantra GT. Hyundai claims the new Veloster, with the upcoming sportier 275 horsepower Veloster N hot hatch, is meant to serve as the brand’s halo car. Where other automakers have secret meetings in basements and produce mega-fast six-figure supercars, Hyundai hopes the new Veloster can pull in enthusiasm from the bottom of the pyramid, not the top. I have to imagine … [Read more...] about The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Is A Promising Start For A New Type Of Halo Car
When Sebastien Bourdais’ Honda screamed down the frontstretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the end of his first qualification lap, it sounded like a rocket. It was the sound of sheer, raw speed and the fans that came out for the first day of qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 on May 20, 2017, roared with approval as Bourdais was more than one mph faster than any other driver that day. What followed was an explosion so loud it was heard clearly on the frontstretch. Bourdais’ Honda slammed into the turn-two wall at 227 mph. Telemetry showed he was at 97 percent throttle at the time of impact. The crash was so severe, the car erupted into flames as it turned upside down briefly before rolling back onto its wheels. The four-time Champ Car Series titlist was in tremendous pain as the IndyCar Safety Team arrived on the scene. He was rushed to IU Health Methodist Hospital for emergency surgery. The prevailing sense in Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, … [Read more...] about Sebastien Bourdais: Don’t Call It A Comeback
The Care by Volvo subscription service sounded like a hell of a deal. Pay $600 a month and you’d get not only a brand-new Volvo XC40, but everything from insurance to basic maintenance thrown in with it. No down payments, no extra fees. And it should be a deal—but multiple would-be subscribers say their promised cars haven’t shown up. Six months after the details were ironed out, many people who ordered months ago are still waiting. There are some reports of happy and satisfied customers, but more often than not, we’ve been seeing complaints from forum users and people who reached out to Jalopnik directly. “We ordered in early Feb and they gave us a delivery date of April 13, then April 26, and now nothing,” Care by Volvo customer Cameron Balch wrote in an email. “The cars are built and waiting to be delivered, but the holdup is apparently with the paperwork and contracts.” Additionally, “The wait is killing me,” forum poster … [Read more...] about Care By Volvo Is Off To A Messy Start
PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 April 2018 Andy Warren Danny Rowe, Freddie Sears and Myles Kenlock could all potentially benefit from a change of manager at Portman Road. Archant The next Ipswich Town manager will have decisions to make regarding a number of players this summer. ANDY WARREN looks at the players with most to gain. Freddie Sears has now not found the net for a year since scoring against Newcastle last April. Picture: STEVE WALLER Freddie Sears If there’s one Ipswich Town player who will certainly benefit from a fresh start, it’s striker Freddie Sears. The former Colchester frontman has struggled for regular minutes this season under Mick McCarthy and, when they have come, they have generally seen him deployed in a wide role rather than his favoured central striking position. He has now gone more than a year without scoring a goal - a period including 37 games and 1,957 playing minutes dating back to the victory over Newcastle last April. Sears is as hard … [Read more...] about Which Ipswich players could benefit from a fresh start under a new manager?