The Tata Harrier comes at a time when there's no dearth of options for anyone looking to buy an SUV in India. There's everything from small crossovers like the Hyundai i20 Active right up to performance behemoths like the Lamborghini Urus. But the Harrier's roughly Rs 20 lakh price tag means its finds itself at the deep end of this lot. It's more expensive than the very popular Hyundai Creta but undercuts its closest rival, the Mahindra XUV 500 and the versatile Jeep Compass. Tata Motors has thought this through though and packs its newest offering with the best chassis and engine components it could lay it hands on. This makes for an interesting backdrop for us to start evaluating where the Harrier stands when seen alongside its closest rivals. Styling The Harrier is the longest and widest car in this comparison. And also the most imposing. It grabs attention instantly with its two-part headlamp design and its size. I personally like this look but from certain angles, the Harrier can … [Read more...] about Comparison test: Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta vs Mahindra XUV 500 vs Jeep Compass
Mahindra new xuv 500
Mahindra XUV 500 is a very popular vehicle in the Indian market. The seven-seater, macho-looking XUV 500 is known for its bold looks and value-for-money price tag. The XUV 500 is also the best-selling SUV in the segment and there are many modified examples of the vehicle on the Indian roads. Here is one more such modified XUV 500 that has been transformed into a lounge and looks extremely good. The XUV 500 Moonraker It has been christened as the Moonraker and looks quite different from the stock form. It is based on the facelifted version of the XUV 500 and is an official customisation done by Mahindra. The XUV 500 Moonraker has been designed for long-distance touring and passenger comfort. The vehicle gets a new front grille with new multi-pod fog lamp unit that ensures that the roads stay lit when in the darkest conditions. The front-grille, however, stays quite similar to the stock version of the vehicle. The Moonraker looks extremely good with off-road spec tyres and aftermarket … [Read more...] about Mahindra XUV 500 Moonraker official custom: Tough outside, luxury inside!
Automatic cars are increasingly gaining popularity in India. With increasing traffic and arrival of automatic transmissions in the affordable segment, more are people are choosing automatics over the manual variants. There is a slew of automatic cars that will be launched in the Indian market in the coming few months. Here are the cars and their launch timelines. Honda Amaze Launch: May 2018 The all-new Amaze is ready for launch in India and it will become the first affordable vehicle to offer a Continous Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic gearbox with a diesel engine. The car will offer an automatic CVT with the petrol variant of the vehicle. The Honda Amaze will get an all-new design that looks inspired by the Honda Civic. The engine options will remain similar to the current options. The petrol variants will be powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC, four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 87 Bhp and 110 Nm. The diesel variants will get the 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel … [Read more...] about 10 new diesel automatic cars for India: From Creta to XUV 500 Facelift
Mahindra XUV 500 is one vehicle that has been most affected by Jeep’s most affordable SUV, the Compass in the market. The current version of the XUV 500 has been around for a while now and people are losing interest in the vehicle. Mahindra has been working on the new version of the XUV 500 that will get many additional features. Here are 10 reasons why the new Mahindra XUV 500 will give tough competition to the Jeep Compass. More power There have been numerous rumours in the past about the engine of the new XUV 500. It is now confirmed that the new XUV 500 will get a more powerful engine. The new XUV 500 will be powered by the same 2.2-litre mHawk turbocharged diesel engine that will produce a maximum power of 155 Bhp and a peak torque of 360 Nm. The current version of the XUV 500 gets the same engine but the power output is restricted to 140 Bhp and 330 Nm. The Compass diesel is powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet engine that produces a maximum power 170 Bhp and 350 Nm. More trim … [Read more...] about 10 reasons why the new XUV500 will give Compass a TOUGH fight
Mahindra and Mahindra is known for the brutish looking SUV line-up in India. The manufacturer used to the top of the sales chart when it came to utility vehicles but off-late, Mahindra has lost the steam. The home-grown manufacturer has a slew of upcoming car models that will be launched in India soon. What are these cars? Let’s find out. Mahindra XUV 500 Expected launch: April 2018 Mahindra has been working on the new XUV 500 and it will be launched later this month. The facelifted XUV 500 has been revealed completely through a series of spy pictures. The car now gets a revamped front-end and rear-end. The car gets a new larger front grille with a mesh-inspired design. The rear of the vehicle has been revamped too and it now gets new tail lamps replacing the old Christmas tree styled lamps. The interiors remain similar to the current model but it is expected to get new features like a bigger touchscreen system. Mahindra will continue to power the new XUV 500 with the same … [Read more...] about Upcoming Mahindra cars and SUVs: From XUV700 to Maruti Brezza-rival S201