Jeep launched first Made in India SUV in India at Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant.Three models in both Petrol and Diesel version launched in five colors. Price range is starting with Rs 14.95 Lakh. Top model price is Rs 20.95 lakh.
Volkswagen is launching a compact sedan model,Ameo, in Indian market. Competition is going to be tough as this segment is already filled with Honda Amaze,Ford Figo Aspire,Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent. It is not going to be a cakewalk for Ameo to carve a niche in the compact sedan segment that is already crowded with various models of almost all major car companies.
Volkswagen will foray with Petrol version. Diesel version will be launched later after sensing the mood of the market.
The model will be completely manufactured at Volkswagen plant in Chakan, Maharashtra.
Major features of the Ameo is
1.2-litre MPI petrol engine
74 bhp for Petrol engine and 88.7 bhp for Diesel engine.
The car is designed on PQ24 platform that is being used in Polo and Vento.
The company has announced that the cars will be made available for the buyers in between the months of July and August.
Volkswagen has opened bookings for its compact sedan Ameo on Thursday at Rs 10,000. In the backdrop of emission scandal worldwide it is going to be a tough job for Ameo to win the confidence of the buyers.
Maruti has unveiled sub-compact SUV,Vitara Brezza in Auto Expo 2016. Vitara Brezza will be launched in April 2016.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is powered by by a 1.3-litre multijet diesel unit.Intially Diesal Variant will be launched and Petrol version will be rolled out later.The Maruti Suzuki is planning to export the petrol-engine version to several markets.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is the company’s first product that is wholly developed by the Indian research & development team in three and half years.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Variant-wise key features
Vitara Brezza LDi
– Twin pod head-lights
– 15-inch steel wheels
– Audio player with Bluetooth
– Manual AC
– Tilt-adjustable steering
– Parcel tray
– Driver-side airbag
– speed sensitive door locks
– Front power windows
LDi (O) (In addition to features offered on LDi)
– Passenger-side airbag
– Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
– Electronic brakeforce distribution
– Front seat belt pretensioner
VDi (In addition to features offered on LDi optional)
– Full wheel covers
– Blackened A,B & C pillars
– Roof rails
– Body-coloured door handles
– Power windows at rear
– headrests for rear passengers
– Seat back pockets
– Keyless entry
– Security alaram
– Electro-magnetic tail-gate
– Gear-shift indicator
VDi (O) ( In additon to features offered on VDi)
– Anti-lock braking system
– Electronic brakeforce distribution
– seat belt pretensioner
ZDi (In addition to features offered on VDi optional)
– Projector head-lights with LED daytime running lamps
– Chrome front grille
– Fog lamps
– Front & rear silver skid plates
– Alloy wheels with 16-inch tyres
– Grey roof rails
– Audio controls on steering wheel
– piano black-finish centre console
– Automatic air-conditioner
– Better fabric seats
– Height adjustable driver seat
– 60:40 split rear seats,
– Rear wiper & washer
– Mood light in speedometer
– Sunglass holder in over head console
– Vanity mirror lamp
ZDi+ (In addition to features offered on ZDi)
– Electrically adjustable outside rear-view mirrors
– Rain sensing wipers
– Automatic headlamps
– Dual-tone dashboard
– Apple CarPlay
– Navigation and MapCare
– Cooled upper glovebox
– Engine start-stop button
– Front seat-belt height adjuster
– Keyless entry
– Cruise control
– Reverse parking camera
Bajaj Auto Ltd announced the launch of RE-60, four-seater “quadricycle” called is RE-60. RE-60 has single cylinder petrol 200 cc engine with a mileage of 35 to 40 kmpl. RE-60 would create a new fragment called ‘quadricycle.
Bajaj Auto, the world’s largest manufacturer of Two wheelers and three-wheelers Company, announced the launch of RE 60, an ultra-low cost car, priced between Rs 125,000 and Rs 200,000 . Bajaj RE-60 car is available in several colors and materials.
“We could launch the four wheeler first in Sri Lanka,” said Bajaj.
The engine is a new water cooled DTSi (Digital Twin Spark Ignition) 4 valve and would give a maximum speed of 70km per hour. The car has a seating capacity of four people. It has been designed and developed fully by Bajaj Auto and not with Renault or Nissan Motors.
“We are not trying to make a car but a four wheeler meant to ferry people in cities,” said Rajiv Bajaj, managing director, BAL. “It is not an incremental but dramatic improvement over a three wheeler. There are over 5 million Bajaj three wheelers in the country today. Thats the market we are aiming for.”
Powered by a pudgy 200cc engine that belts out around 20bhp power, the RE60 is the smallest four-wheeler ever built. Boasting of an eye-popping fuel economy of 35 kmpl, it is also environment friendly with a CO2 emission of 60 gm per kilometer, the lowest in a four wheeler anywhere in the world
Rajiv Bajaj, MD at Bajaj Auto, made the announcement and said that the engine for the car is state-of-the-art and environment friendly. It is frugally engineered, he added.
“RE 60 will be produced at three-wheeler plant in Aurangabad,” Bajaj said, adding that it will be ready for production in the coming months.
“We have developed a four wheel vehicle with mileage of nearly 40 km / litre. The car emits carbondioxide of just 60 gm per km,” he told reporters.
“We are free to brand our own four wheeler and sell it anywhere in the world,” Rajiv Bajaj said.
Tata Nano is currently the cheapest car in the world. Bajaj Auto has not disclosed the pricing.
Rajiv Bajaj said that Bajaj Auto would end the current fiscal with exports of Rs. 6,500 crore representing nearly 1.6 million vehicles. He also said that it is extremely rare to find a car company with profit of over 10 per cent.
“We are Apple kind of company. We believe in making niche products; we are an ‘anti car’ company. We are 2, 3 and 4 wheeler company and in this space, our investment can’t be anywhere near a car company, investment closer to what one would invest as 2 or 3 wheeler maker,” said the Bajaj honcho.
BAJAJ RE60 : TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
- Engine :- 200cc, water cooled, 4 valve DTS-i
- Weight :- 400 kg (880 lb)
- Power :- About 15 kW (20 hp)
- CO2 Emissions :- 60 g/km
- Mileage :- 35 km/l (99 mpg-imp; 82 mpg-US)
- Maximum speed :- 70 km/h (43 mph)
- Turning circle radius :- 3.5 metres (11 ft)
- Seating capacity :- 1+3
- Torque :- 17 Nm
- Wheelbase :- 1925 mm
- Overall length :- 2752 mm
- Overall width :- 1312 mm
- Overall height :- 1650 mm
- Brakes (F/R) :- Drum/Drum
- price :- Rs 125,000 and Rs 200,000
Bajaj ‘Pulsar 200NS‘ is a next generation bike that offers improvements in terms of styling and technology. It features new design for alloy wheels, instrument cluster, and fuel tank and side scoops.This bike is part of the attempt by Bajaj to change the perception of decade old Pulsar brand in the modern context. Emphasis is on to portray this bike as true sports bike to capture the imagination of the youth.
With changing scenario and customer preferences Bajaj decided to make changes in the brand Pulsar.
Any changes in design and style are done to suit technology wise. All changes in design and style are improving the performance of the bike like Lightweight chasis is designed to boost the bike’s speed and power and newly designed front of the bike I sharper, fiercer and more aggressive. Obviously this is going to boost the performance of the bike.
Design is inspired by Bajaj’s Pulsar 135 model and body type of the bike is based on Naked Sport. That is the reason NS acronym is being used in the Pulsar 200NS.
Technology wise it offers liquid-cooled 200cc engine which generate 23.17 bhp at 9500 rpm with maximum torque of 18.3 nm at 8000 rpm.
Pulsar200NS is capable of a top speed of 136 kmph.The bike can accelerate from 0 to 60 km/kmph in 3.6 seconds and 0 to 100 km/kmph in just 9.8 seconds.
Pulsar 200NS SUMMARY
Name: Pulsar 200NS
Type: Naked Sports
Top Speed: 136kph
Fuel Efficiency: 35.00 City
Fuel Efficiency: 58.00 (Highway)
Fuel Tank Capacity : 12 ltrs
Fuel Tank Reserve : 2 ltrs
Fuel Tank Type : Petrol
Price of 2012 New Bajaj Pulsar 200NS
83,000.00 to Rs. 99,220.00
Pulsar 200NS ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: Triple Spark, 4-valve
Maximum Power: 23.17 Bhp @ 9500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm
Gears: 6 Speed
No. of Cylinders: 1
Chassis Type: Pressed steel perimeter beam section frame
Cooling Type: Liquid Cooling
Speed:- 0 to 60: 3.60 sec.
Pulsar 200NS DIMENSIONS
Length: 2017.00 mm
Width: 804.00 mm
Height: 1195.00 mm
Pulsar 200NS OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Weight: 145.00 kg
Ground Clearance: 167.00 mm
Wheelbase: 1363.00 mm
Electrical System: DC Ignition
Headlamp: H4 bulb 12V 55/60W
Battery Type: VRLA
Battery Voltage: 12V
Battery Capacity: 8AH
Wheel Type: 10 Spoke Alloys
Wheel Size: 100/80 – 17, 52 P, 130/70 – 17, 61 P mm
Colors: Red, Blue, Black & Yellow
Suspension (Front): 37mm Telescopic Front Fork with Antifriction Bush
Suspension (Rear): Nitrox Mono Shock Absorber with piggy back gas canister
Brakes (back): 280mm Disc
Brakes (Rear): 230mm Disc
Stand Alarm: yes
Royal Enfield is presenting Bullet in new avtar.There are plenty of features in the new version like powerful torque,500 cc carburetted UCE,front disc brakes, electric start and gas filled shock absorbers. There is change in color also.New bullet will also be available in Forest Green colour.
Bullet is always a darling of bike lovers in India. There are many factors behind this like toughness, Status symbol, faith on brand and bullet connection with Indian Army and Police. Bullet has loyal customer base and this is the reason due to which Bullet sales is soaring while two wheeler market growths is not rising.
Features of Bullet 500
500 CC ENGINE: Powerful Single Cylinder, 4 strokes, Twinspark, Aircooled 500 cc engine
DISC BRAKES: 280 mm disc brakes with 2 piston callipers for the assuring stopping power
ELECTRIC START: One touch electric starter for ease
SEAT: The Long traditional twin seat contoured to suit rider posture and comfort as well as pillion comfort on long rides
19 INCH WHEELS: 19 inch shod with new MRF Zapper tyres for stability and sure shot grip on the roads
HEADLAMP – TIGER EYES
The headlight casing features the Signature twin pilot lamps known as ‘Tiger Eye Lamps’ for that Bullet look. The headlamp is traditional but with a powerful halogen bulb to provide good illumination
New Version of Bullet will be rolled out in a phased manner across the country. First traditional and loyal market of Bullet will be covered like Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi-NCR and Kerala.Later on new version will be launched all over India.
A senior representative of Royal Enfield said that preferences of traditional bullet loving Indians has been kept in mind while designing the new version of Bullet.
Shaji Koshy, Sr VP sales & marketing, Royal Enfield said, “The Royal Enfield Bullet is the oldest motorcycle in continuous production with a fiercely loyal customer base across the world. While designing the bike for the Indian market, we worked with the preferences of our special Bullet-loving audience here.”
In Financial Year 2013 Royal Enfield sold 1, 20,500 units of Bullet.
Image via Royal Enfield