Ground clearance is one the USPs of popular Indian cars given the road conditions in the country. However, to make the car look better, enthusiasts lower the height of their vehicles. It sure gives the vehicle a much better stance but makes it extremely prone to the underbody damage. However, passion is bigger than practicality for a few enthusiasts and here are 10 such modified examples of Indian cars that have been lowered beautifully. Maruti Swift The Maruti Suzuki Swift is an extremely popular hatchback in India and has been around for a long time now. There are quite a few modified examples of the Swift on the Indian roads and here is one such example. The modified car gets Pete’s performance remap on the 1.3-litre diesel engine, K&N intake system and a customised exhaust that increases the power. It also gets Tanabe Sustec lowering springs, new Brembo brakes, new 17-inch alloy wheels with fatter tyres. The car also gets a customised wide body kit with a huge spoiler and … [Read more...] about 10 modified ‘low rider’ cars from India: Maruti Swift to Honda Accord
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The Jaguar XF has been around for a while but constant revisions have kept pace with its German rivals. But what is it like to live with day to day? Our car: Jaguar XF Portfolio 3.0 V6 Turbocharged Diesel 300ps RWD List price: from £47,600 Price as tested: £64,595 (includes £16,995 of extras) Official fuel economy: 51.4mpg (EU Combined) Read more long-term tests May 24th, 2018 Fuel economy this week: 34.9mpg At 7,670 miles a warning light appeared on the dash, indicating low exhaust cleansing fluid. The alert looks like an ice cream cone but, if ignored, the car will not restart after a certain number of miles – a figure also indicated on the dash. In common with many modern diesels, the XF’s exhaust system is fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) in which a solution of urea converts oxides of nitrogen into harmless water vapour and nitrogen. The filling point for the AdBlue urea solution is located on the left inside … [Read more...] about Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 diesel – long-term test: still a viable alternative to Audi, BMW and Mercedes?
Gallery PUBLISHED: 11:48 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:48 26 March 2018 This 2005 Honda Civic Type R was one of the last first-generation models. Picture: Andy Russell Andy Russell Motoring editor Andy Russell enjoyed a trip down memory lane with some high-revving Type Rs and vociferous VTECs from the Honda heritage fleet and the car that started the ongoing Civic success story. Honda Integra introduced the Type R badge to the UK. Picture: Andy Russell It’s 20 years since Honda unleashed its first Type R model on the UK and, like the cars themselves, the high-performance tag very quickly became a hot hit with petrolheads. The first such model in the UK was the Integra Type R in late 1997 and my first experience of this high-revving coupe left me a bit non-plussed. I’d grown up with British Leyland cars that tended to break all too easily, especially if revved hard. But these tuned VTEC hearts beat sweeter the harder they’re worked and it took some time but gunning … [Read more...] about Fired up by high-revving Hondas’ blast from past
Kilang Honda Motor Co. di Ohio, Amerika Syarikat terpaksa menghentikan produksi Honda Accord generasi baharu selama 11 hari dari April hingga Julai ini kerana jualan sedan tersebut dilihat tidak memberangsangkan serta menyebabkan lambakan stok sedia ada, menurut laporan Automotive News. Kilang berkenaan akan menghentikan produksi Accord untuk dua hari setiap bulan antara April hingga Jun, dan ia akan dilanjutkan selama lima-hari lagi pada Julai untuk penutupan tahunan sempena cuti musim panas, jelas jurucakap Honda kepada portal berita industri auto berkenaan. “Kami sentiasa melaras produksi pada fasiliti automotif kami, naik dan turun,” kata jurucakap itu dan menjelaskan ia hanya aktiviti perniagaan sebenar dan larasan tersebut dilakukan bagi menurunkan jumlah produksi untuk diselaraskan dengan permintaan pasaran semasa. Pada 1 Mac, paras inventori Accord dicatatkan diparas bekalan untuk 104-hari, satu angka yang agak tinggi dalam mana-mana standard. Menurut Automotive … [Read more...] about Produksi Honda Accord 2018 di Amerika dihentikan selama 11 hari kerana jualan tidak memberangsangkan
The Maserati Quattroporte is the flagship, four door, sports saloon from the Trident marque. The sixth generation Quattroporte went on sale in 2013 and has received some updates for the 2018 model year. I recently travelled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to check out the Maserati range with Maserati GB. I enjoyed an extended test drive in the Maserati Quattroporte 3.0 V6 diesel around Belfast and the Ards Peninsula. Styling The Quattroporte is a suitable flagship saloon for Maserati. It’s old-school handsome with imposing dimensions and bearing all the hallmarks of exquisite Italian design. The classic Alfieri-inspired, sharknose grille sets the Quattroporte apart from everything else on the road. For the 2018 model year, the front headlights now incorporate Adaptive full LED technology. At the back there are quad chrome tailpipes, hinting at the car’s potential. There is a choice of eight body colours including Bianco Alpi, Rosso Folgore and Grigio Maratea. Interior The … [Read more...] about Maserati Quattroporte 3.0 V6 Diesel First Drive Review
Tweet TweetThe British customers who were waiting for a powerful but fuel efficient diesel will surely cheer up as the German car manufacturer decided to introduce a new, powerful 3.0-liter V6 engine in the UK. The new bi-turbocharged diesel engine is able to produce 313 horsepower from 3,900 to 4,500rpm and 650 Nm of torque from 1,450 to 2800rpm. Only certain models such as the Audi A6 and A7 will benefit from this new engine which is already available in Germany. Matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 5,1 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h. The fuel economy figures are also a strong point of this unit as the engine returns a combined consumption of 44,1mpg UK (6,4 liters/100 km). According to the company, the A6 Avant and A7 Sportback are slightly slower than the A6 sedan which translates in a 0-100 km/h sprint in 5,3 seconds while the top speed remains the same. Systems such as start-stop and regenerative braking … [Read more...] about Audi unveils new 3.0 V6 TDI engine in Britain
The fifth and newest addition to the Honda Accord electrified vehicle lineup will debut March 23 when the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid is unveiled at dealerships at a lower price than the previous model. The Accord Hybrid, sibling to the 2018 North American car of the year, will have a starting price of $25,990, including its $890 destination fee. The price reflects a $4,505 price drop from the 2017 model, according to Honda. The 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid debuts March 23. The Accord Hybrid lineup now comes in five trim levels: Hybrid, EX (new), EX-L, EX-L Navi (new), and Touring. The newest Accord has an estimated gas mileage average of 47 in city and highway driving. The new Accord Hybrid will offer a lengthy list of standard equipment: 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights (low beam) and taillights, dual-zone climate control, Smart entry with push-button start, a 7-inch TFT digital driver’s meter, and a multi-angle rearview camera. The Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and … [Read more...] about PREVIEW: 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, priced lower
NEW YORK — Midsize family sedans may be losing sales to small SUVs, but hundreds of thousands of the things still left dealerships last year. The 2019 Nissan Altima introduced here at the New York Auto Show replaces one of the segment's best sellers, joining a pair of other best-sellers, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, which were both redesigned last year. The Hyundai Sonata also received a surprisingly thorough refresh for 2018. Therefore, the segment is fresher than ever, providing car shoppers who haven't been evangelized by the mighty SUV an excellent group of choices. To help them, or you, out in that family sedan search, here's how the new 2019 Altima compares to the 2018 Honda Accord, 2018 Toyota Camry, 2018 Hyundai Sonata, and for reference, its 2018 Altima predecessor. Cue the spreadsheet! Engines and Transmissions The Altima once again has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but Nissan indicates that 80 percent of it is new. Regardless of its newness, it is more powerful, … [Read more...] about 2019 Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry: How they compare
The 2018 Honda Accord is an all-new Honda itself. It comes with two engines – both turbo charged – with a 10-speed Automatic gearbox for the 2.0 L Turbo and a refined CVT for the 1.5 L Turbo. This is the comprehensive first drive of the 1.5 T, the second of the new Accord, after the 2.0 L Turbo. I would like to read the 2.0 T first First Drive of the 2018 Honda Accord 1.5 T As the Honda Accord in San Marino Red was parked and the 1.5 L car in white slid out, I could instantly notice two things – one, that the engine feels much more powerful than its size suggests, and two, that the transmission is CVT. As I got the first taste of some torque on the steering, I remembered that the 1.5 T is better than the outgoing 2.4L engine in both horsepower and torque. The haters of CVT seems to be fast losing ground – the G-Shift simulation of this Honda is the best so far, even better than the new CR-V that I drove last summer. [Click here for the review and video.] The … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Accord 1.5 T: Turbo-charging your money?
The Japanese pronunciation of Turbo sounds deceptively similar to taboo – funnily enough, none of the big three from Japan seemed very fond of turbo-charged engines. Well, a Ferrari wears one on its sleeves; the Germans have boldly stuck to turbocharged power in supercars and plain daily drives; the French have held on to small, boosted engines like they are dearer than sales in this region. Until now, the Japanese have held out like they are the last bastions of naturally aspirated glory, but finally, they have started exploring fuel-economy options other than CVT and VVT. The all-new Honda Accord has been launched with two engines – both turbocharged.THE UPSIDE: Smoothly powerful, fuel efficient, evolved driver assistance, premium looks THE FLIPSIDE: Some might miss the V6, 2.0 T available only in one trim THE SPECS: 2.0 L Turbo 268 hp and 370 Nm torque @1500 rpm, 10-speed Automatic Transmission // 1.5 L Turbo 198 hp and 260 Nm torque @1400 rpm, CVT gearbox, Fuel economy: … [Read more...] about Honda Accord 2018 Review: Turbo Ten