The Jeep Compass Trailhawk was said to arrive in India by July this year. Now, citing dealer sources, a report from Autocar India says that Jeep has postponed the launch, and sales will commence only at the end of 2018 or in early 2019.The report says that Jeep is working on upgrading its engines to make them BSVI-compliant, and a possibility is that this is the reason behind the postponement of the Compass Trailhawk’s launch. Dealers were given a preview of the off-road-focused variant in March this year.Internationally, the Trailhawk variant is available with a petrol engine, but here, the plan is to offer only the diesel engine of the standard variant. It’s the 2.0-litre MultiJet II unit that produces 173 PS and 350 Nm of torque. However, the Trailhawk variant will offer more convenience with a 9-speed automatic transmission and higher off-roading capabilities with its Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system with a 20:1 crawl ratio and low range.In addition to an exclusive 4x4 … [Read more...] about Jeep Compass Trailhawk delayed in India, to be launched by early 2019
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The SUV segment in India is gaining popularity with each passing month. While there are many SUV options to choose from in the Indian market, there are only a few that show signs of solid build quality. Here are ten such solidly built affordable SUVs from the Indian market. Tata Nexon Starts at Rs. 6.16 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi Tata launched their first-ever sub-4-meter compact SUV in the Indian market in the form of Nexon and the car has become a big hit on the sales chart. Just like most Tata cars, the Nexon too shows the signs of being a solidly built car. The Nexon feels planted on the highways as well as exhibits a solid build with its door shutting thud. The Nexon also offers a good ride and handling and a set of powerful petrol and diesel engines. The Nexon is the only car in the segment to offer AMT automatic with both petrol and diesel engine options. Ford EcoSport Starts at Rs. 7.82 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi The Ford EcoSport made the sub-4-meter compact SUV popular in … [Read more...] about 10 SOLIDLY built affordable SUVs of India: Tata Nexon to Jeep Compass
Skoda Auto outlined its plans for the Indian market at a press conference yesterday in Delhi. Aside from the announcement of the Skoda India 2.0 project revolving around the MQB A0 IN, the company revealed plans to launch the Skoda Karoq in India.Skoda disclosed its intention to have three SUVs in the Indian market by 2021. The first one is the Skoda Kodiaq already on sale here, while the third will be the MQB A0 IN-based SUV confirmed to debut in the second half of 2020. Before that, however, the company will introduce another SUV. The product in question is the Skoda Karoq.Unveiled in May last year, the Skoda Karoq replaces the Yeti in the company's European lineup. It sits below the Skoda Kodiaq. In January, a report emerged stating that the Skoda Karoq will arrive in India in 2019. When launched, the SUV would rival the Hyundai Tucson and top-end variants of the Jeep Compass. The upcoming new Honda CR-V could turn out to be a potential rival as well.The India-spec Skoda Karoq … [Read more...] about Skoda Karoq arriving in India in 2019
Hyundai Creta is one extremely popular SUV in the Indian market. Since the car has been launched in the market, no other SUV in the segment could catch with the sales number of the Creta and recently, the Korean manufacturer launched the facelifted version of the car. However, the segment will soon see stiff competition from the rivals. Here are ten such cars that will be launched in the Creta segment in the coming times. Renault Duster Expected launch date: End 2018 The all-new Duster has been long-awaited in the Indian market now. Renault was expected to launch the much popular car soon after the international launch but the arrival of the Captur forced the launch to be pushed back. The new Duster gets a new grille and a repositioned windscreen that adds a fresh look to it. The interiors have also been thoroughly updated to give a modern look, which is something missing from the current version. The new car will also be more spacious. Renault may continue to use the current … [Read more...] about 10 Hyundai Creta-rivaling SUVs coming India; From Tata H5X to Mahindra S201 LWB
While the SUVs are gaining popularity in India, most of the times they are not considered as fun or enthusiastic. SUVs are quite practical because of the big ground clearance they provide alongside a commanding view of the road. Is it possible for the SUVs to be enthusiastic cars? Well, it is quite possible and here are ten such SUVs available in India. Mahindra Thar Price: Rs. 8.99 lakhs The Thar for long has been the first choice of many enthusiasts. The lifestyle SUV has been on the market since 2011 and at present, the Thar gets a massive potential for modifications. It is powered by a powerful 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine that churns out a maximum of 105 Bhp – 250 Nm. It gets two-door, a soft-top layout that can be customised in various different ways. The Thar gets a 5-speed transmission, low-ratio transfer case with on-demand 4X4 set-up, air-conditioning and a power steering. Maruti Gypsy Price: Rs. 6.13 lakhs Maruti Gypsy is one the oldest SUVs available in the Indian … [Read more...] about 12 ‘Enthusiast’ SUVs of India: From Thar to Compass Trailhawk
Power is something that has never been on the priority list of the customers while shortlisting cars. However, in recent times, a lot of powerful cars have started arriving in the showrooms and the market is responding quite decently to them too. If you’re out in the market and power is something that is above fuel efficiency on your list then these are the cars that you should look forward to. Here are 10 affordable upcoming cars that will be big on power. Mahindra S201 SWB Expected launch: September/October 2018 This is a highly awaited car in the Indian market. The Mahindra S201 is based on the SsangYong Tivoli but it will wear a Mahindra badge in India because the SsangYong brand is not widely known in the Indian market. The S201 will be the sub 4-meter version of the car and will take on the vehicles like Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon. The petrol version of the S201 will be the most powerful car in the segment. The S201 will get monocoque chassis and … [Read more...] about 10 affordable cars BIG on power coming to India soon
Mahindra will soon launch the XUV 500 facelift in India and the car has already been spied a few times. Mahindra will launch the new SUV on 18th April and will also announce the official price. The facelifted XUV 500 has already started arriving at the dealerships across India. The Mahindra XUV 500 has been updated inside out with the facelift. The front grille has been replaced with a new bigger one with a mesh-like design. The car also gets updated bumpers and headlamps with DRL. At the rear, the new XUV 500 will get new tail lamps too. It replaces the Christmas-tree styled tail lamps. From the side, the XUV 500 facelift remains same as the current model except for new updated alloy wheels. The new XUV 500 will be offered in 5 trim levels that will further get variants. With the facelift, Mahindra will introduce a new top of the line W11 option, which will offer premium features like leather upholstery, and leather trim on the dashboard. The variants also get AWD versions and … [Read more...] about Mahindra XUV500 Facelift launch date REVEALED
Jeep India has revealed plans to introduce the Compass Trailhawk in the country, later this year. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is the hardcore variant of the Compass and comes with a serious upgrade in kit for serious off-roading. The Compass Trailhawk comes with Jeep's active drive low-range 4WD system as well as a new Rock Mode for its Selec-Drive system. In addition to this, the Compass Trailhawk has 20mm more ground clearance than the standard Compass. Jeep® Compass TrailhawkBesides this, the Compass Trailhawk also has revised front and rear bumpers, that offer shorter overhangs. All of this has resulted in improved approach and departure angles. The approach angle now stands at 30 degrees while the departure angle in 33.6 degrees. The breakover angle is 24.4 degrees.Visually, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk looks aggressive, thanks to the shorter bumper, gloss decal on the bonnet, blacked out roof, underbody skid plates, dual-tone alloy wheels,red coloured recovery hooks and … [Read more...] about Jeep to launch the Compass Trailhawk in India later this year
The brand MG is as old as they come. Dating back to 1923 the British automaker (now under SAIC's wing) is making its India debut this year! Yes, while earlier reports suggested that the first MG Motor cars will roll out in 2019-2020, the brand seems to have revised its strategy and now will launch its first car for India, an SUV, in 2018 itself. From what we could gather, it's going to be a mid-sized 5-seater SUV, roughly the size of the Jeep Compass. But here is where it gets interesting: MG will look to price this SUV aggressively, possibly to a point where it falls in the Rs 10-14 lakh bracket. That's Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster territory. This will not only make the SUV great value for money, but at the same time establish MG as a 'more for less' carmaker. Now, if we try to pinpoint to a product in MG's lineup it narrows down to the MG ZS SUV. It fits the profile and the price bracket. Dial in the fact that the ZS … [Read more...] about MG Motor To Launch SUV In India This Year!
The brand MG is as old as they come. Dating back to 1923 the British automaker (now under SAIC's wing) is making its India debut this year! Yes, while earlier reports suggested that the first MG Motors cars will roll out in 2019-2020, the brand seems to have revised its strategy and now will launch its first car for India, an SUV, in 2018 itself. From what we could gather, it's going to be a mid-sized 5-seater SUV, roughly the size of the Jeep Compass. But here is where it gets interesting: MG will look to price this SUV aggressively, possibly to a point where it falls in the Rs 10-14 lakh bracket. That's Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster territory. This will not only make the SUV great value for money, but at the same time establish MG as a 'more for less' carmaker. Now, if we try to pinpoint to a product in MG's lineup it narrows down to the MG ZS SUV. It fits the profile and the price bracket. Dial in the fact that the ZS has … [Read more...] about MG Motors To Launch SUV In India This Year!