Volkswagen Vento Performance & Price

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OVERVIEW ; The C-segment has been witnessing a very thorough and intense battle since the past few years. The Honda City has always reigned the market but Hyundai followed up closely with the Verna which did manage to overtake the former in sales. With the fourth generation City in the market, the battle grew even more interesting. Maruti then dropped a bomb by launching the Ciaz which sold in great numbers for the first couple of months and then sales dipped down slightly and settled at number two position in the segment. The Volkswagen Vento is a very worthy contender in this segment but unfortunately it didn’t really sell as much as its rivals thanks to a lot of reasons like poor after-sales perceptions, limited features, etc. Now, the German…
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Mercedes Benz AMG GLC43 Coupe Gearbox

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OVERVIEW ; The stylish C-class-based Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV was launched last year and we loved the car when we drove it. It was high time that Mercedes-Benz had a competitor in that segment which till date was only captured by the likes of the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. It was in August last year, that we first got a chance to see and drive the GLC Coupe SUV and that one caught our attention. In fact, we were told by the folks at Mercedes-Benz that the GLC Coupe will come to India with one more variant. Sadly though we only get the AMG and even though I began this sentence with 'sadly', I am not the one to complain. The GLC 43 Coupe is the third AMG model…
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Mercedes Benz AMG S63 Coupe Transmission

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OVERVIEW ; Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG is the performance oriented version of the S Class coupe. In terms of exterior styling, it is identical to the S 500 coupe, however what sets it apart from the latter is an even higher displacement engine which promises robust output. This in turn brings significant difference in the performance of both the coupes. Other than this, the S 63 AMG coupe gets AMG package which comprises of AMG line including AMG carbon fibre/black piano lacquer trim inside the cabin and AMG 5 twin light alloy wheels on the outside. DESIGN AND STYLE ; The Mercedes S-Class has always carried understated elegance but in the S63 AMG Coupe guise, it transforms its image into a car which invites unending stares. The front-end is…
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Nissan Micra Active Features & Specifications

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OVERVIEW However, don't get your hope high as it is not the new-generation Micra that was unveiled globally last year. Instead, Nissan has added a couple of cosmetic updates to this hatchback. The design and features additions have been introduced primarily in the Micra Active while the regular Micra too receives minor tweaks. The 2017 Nissan Micra Active will be priced around Rs 5.01 lakh for the XL trim, Rs 5.32 lakh for the XV trim and Rs 5.81 lakh for the XV safety trim. The 2017 Micra XV CVT is expected to be priced around Rs 7.40 lakh, all prices ex-Mumbai .Check Price of Micra Active DESIGN Nissan’s sporty hatchback has a spectacular body line and an idiosyncratic design. The newly styled fa?ade makes it score over its earlier…
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Ford Ecosport Engine & Safety Features

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OVERVIEW ; It all began when Renault launched the Duster in India. A completely new segment was created and it took the market by storm. The Duster, a nice and practical compact SUV turned out to be a runaway success and why not, it offered a lot for the price, right? Well, the answer to that question was delivered by Ford who launched the EcoSport which offered a bit more than the Duster and at a price which was a bit lesser. The EcoSport also became quite a success story until other compact SUVs started to flood the market. In a bid to generate more sales and of course to freshen up the product range, the American automaker has given a mid-life update to the baby SUV and here’s how…
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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Engine & Gearbox

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OVERVIEW ; Maruti first launched the Ertiga in India more than 4 years back and the MPV turned out to be an instant success since it offered excellent practicality at a price which screamed value-for-money. The Ertiga has been competing with quite a lot of rivals in the 7-seater space and it has managed to carve out a good reputation for itself. The automaker gave the MPV a mid-life update some time back and also started offering the SHVS feature (shared with the Ciaz) to make the car slightly more frugal. Find best offers on Ertiga EXTERIORS ; The upgrades on the New Maruti Ertiga are not major. A new chrome front grille is introduced, which the company claims makes it look more premium. The new front grille does make the…
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Skoda Superb Features & Driving Dynamics

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INTRODUCTION ; Skoda is a premium car brand in India and the company has been offering the Superb for its King customers. The Superb had grown old and felt old in front of the competition. But now, Skoda has the new-generation Superb that will break the monotony and add new freshness. We lay our hands on this new Superb and find out if it has the aspects to gain more customers. DESIGN AND STYLING '; Skoda’s design language has evolved over time but their mantra remains the same – simple yet elegant. The new Superb just takes your breath away with its sharp, minimalistic and premium styling. One look at it and you might mistake it as a premium luxury branded German if you hide the logo. The projector headlights…
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Renault Captur Features & Specifications

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OVERVIEW ; Renault Captur is the new SUV from the French manufacturer which will be launched in India. The Captur looks radically different from the Duster, though it is based on the same platform and also shares the same engine. The launch of the Captur is expected to happen this mont Renault has discontinued the Scala and the Pulse. It is focussing on new products now. The cross-badging of vehicles with Nissan has also stopped. The Fluence and the Koleos also have been discontinued. The Captur is the new global product from Renault.This SUV is built on the B0 platform. This means it shares its underpinnings with the current Duster. The Captur sold in Europe is built on a different platform. There is no similarity between the two. The B0…
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Audi A3 Hatchback Review

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OVERVIEW ; The Audi A3 is one of the most affordable cars from the German automaker. Its compact dimensions, responsive motor and great driving dynamics does make the car an appealing option for the enthusiasts. When it was first launched in 2014, it left us quite impressed with its fun-to-drive nature. Fast forward to today and the car standing in front of us is the new and improved (refreshed) Audi A3. It boasts a host of upgrades but the engine we’re not sure can be considered one. Check Ex Showroom Price of A3 DESIGN AND STYLE ; The A3 is available globally as a ‘sportback’ body style which is a mix of sedan and hatchback, but India isn’t a mature enough market to accept such a bodystyle. As such we get…
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Renault Duster Facelift Test Drive

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OVERVIEW ; After introducing a handful of special editions and an all-wheel drive version based on it, Renault India has pensioned off the original Duster. Subsequently, the brand has dished out a major facelift for the model, complete with refreshed styling, a better-equipped interior and an all-important automatic gearbox option. On paper, then, this new Duster comfortably outdoes the original, but is it any better to take on the opposition? Check On Road Price of Duster DESIGN AND STYLING ; The dual headlamp cluster looks nice with chrome edging on the new Renault Duster. They are connected with parallel running lines at the centre with a large Renault Logo. The parallel lines are place on the age old honeycomb grill of the duster. The fog lamps are placed at the base…
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