Tuesday, January 3, 2023

January 03, 2023


From the time baleno has come in markt, it has a unique chram in the market with its top quality features and the never like road hatchback. Like with every Maruti, the crowd responded positively and with reason. The 84hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine is known for its peppy performance and superb fuelefficiency figures. Pair that with a spacious cabin, a 339-litre boot and high levels of equipment like HID headlamps and a touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay, a used Baleno could be all the car you need. As with its predecessor, you will enjoy driving the Baleno. A significant part is the K12 engine, which is fast enough for an exciting drive that doesn’t get you in trouble.

Cruising ability could have been better with an extra gear on the highway, but it’s something you get over. The highlight, however, is the ride quality. Even over our rough roads, the Baleno feels supple and comfy. Potholes and cuts in the roads are well taken care of as well. Now while the city performance is excellent, it does not feel as confident on the highway at speeds of over 100kph. Keep it within the triple-digit mark though, and there is nothing to worry about. And there isn’t much that goes wrong with these. However, there are a few things to watch out for before buying a used model.

The power window switches are prone to malfunctioning, so check these. A replacement is cheap, like all other parts, but it is always better if you find one with no issue. Another thing to look for is the clutch. Owners have reported the clutch setting to be slightly tricky, and as a result you could end up stalling the car. Owing to this, a lot of owners constantly tend to ride the clutch with their foot almost always on it in traffic; this results in premature wear.

A new clutch will cost Rs 6,000 If you prefer the convenience of an automatic, this is a good option. Look for an airbag warning sign on the instrument cluster and have a technician check it out. Lastly, while scouting for a model, try and find the top-spec Alpha trim, which will get you the HID headlamps and the touchscreen infotainment. The parts and service cost too is anything but expensive.

Monday, January 2, 2023

January 02, 2023



This new alliance is one of many currently underway in the industry as manufacturers seek to make electrified vehicles more profitable. Most recently, Ford announced a $500m investment in EV start-up Rivian. No timeframe has been given for when the first fruits of the collaboration will be seen, but it’s likely to be in the next three to four years. Similarly, no volume expectations have been announced but given the need for economies of scale, it is set to be substantial. Both firms are ramping up their electrified line-ups. The announcement comes just weeks after Jaguar Land Rover reported a £3.6 billion (Rs 31,654 crore) loss over its financial year,

amid persistent rumours of a possible takeover by PSA Group, a deal which has yet to be confirmed. The collaboration, which includes joint investment in research and development, engineering and procurement, stems from both, the success of Jaguar’s electric I-Pace and BMW’s long-established expertise at having built EDUs in-house since it launched the i3 in 2013. BMW said the firms "share the same strategic vision of environmentally-friendly and future-oriented electric drive technologies.” Jaguar Land Rover and BMW will work together, at BMW's HQ in Munich, to develop the EDUs, with both developing systems to

“deliver the specific characteristics required for their respective range of products,” said JLR's statement. The EDUs will be made by JLR and BMW at their respective plants. For JLR, this will be the Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, which was confirmed as the home of the firm’s global EDU production earlier this year. BMW has not yet disclosed where it will build its EDUs, but there have been widespread reports that the company is expanding its manufacturing base in Hams Hall, in the Midlands, which would mean it was in close proximity to JLR’s facility.

The financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed. Jaguar Land Rover said the move supports “the advancement of electrification technologies, a central part of the automotive industry’s transition to an ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) future”. This is not the first meeting between Jaguar Land Rover and BMW. In 1994, BMW bought Land Rover but had limited success so sold it to Ford in 2000. Ford later sold the brand to Tata Motors in 2008.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

January 01, 2023


Mahindra’s all-new Scorpio has been spied testing again but the new images show key design details that weren't seen previously. While the first set of spy shots had shown that the new Scorpio will get an upright nose and grille along with a new front bumper design (to meet upcoming pedestrian safety norms), these new images confirm a well-contoured bonnet, a criss-cross pattern for the grille, a more sharply raked front windshield and the larger doors to better fit the longer wheelbase. The extended wheelbase means that the next-gen Scorpio is expected to have a roomier cabin.

The new images also show that the rear bumper is thicker than the current model’s and the boot can be accessed via a side-hinged door, confirmed by the handle on the left side. Mahindra's North American Technical Centre in Detroit, United States, where the new SUV was conceptualised, has made sure that the new Scorpio retains the outgoing model’s muscular and SUV-like overall design.
A set of interior spy shots told us that the next-gen Scorpio (codename: Z101) will come with a new dashboard that is capable of housing a large touchscreen infotainment system. But whether Mahindra will equip the new Scorpio with the Alturas G4’s 8.0-inch infotainment system or the 7.0-inch unit from the XUV300 and Marazzo is still unknown. The images also showed that the Scorpio and the Marazzo are expected to share quite a few interior bits – from the instrument cluster to the steering wheel and control stalks. Recent government norms will also see all variants of the next-gen Scorpio getting forward-facing seats for all three rows.

Mahindra is expected to showcase the all-new Scorpio at the 2023 Auto Expo, before it makes its way to showrooms. When it arrives in India, the next-gen Mahindra Scorpio will rival the upcoming seven-seat version of the MG Hector and Tata Harrier (showcased as the Buzzard at the 2012 Geneva motor show), along with other SUVs like the upcoming Ford and Maruti Suzuki models. This will bring more choices for the Mahindra suv lovers as the new mahindra 2023 is the sport that no one wants to miss and that also with all the new and exciting features which the people are getting. This will also bring a lot of competition for the existing suv and they will have to bring something new in the market which could make them stand better.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

Maruti Suzuki Expects 60% Drop In September Production Due To Chip Shortage

 Maruti Suzuki India's all out creation volume across the two its plants, in Haryana and Gujarat, could be around 40% of ordinary yield, it said in an administrative recording. 

India's top vehicle creator Maruti Suzuki said on Tuesday that the worldwide chip lack will hurt creation at its plants in the provinces of Haryana and Gujarat in September. Absolute creation volume across the two areas could be around 40% of ordinary yield, it said in an administrative recording. Top Indian vehicle producers, similar to their worldwide friends, have been hit by semiconductor production network disturbances during the pandemic, which drove up interest for chips utilized in gadgets like PCs as individuals telecommuted, and hit yield at numerous automakers. 

Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd have as of now cautioned of the effect from rising ware costs and a worldwide lack of semiconductors, joined with pandemic vulnerability. 

In July, Tata Motors said it expected the chip supply mash in the subsequent quarter to be more noteworthy than in the first, reasonable bringing about discount volumes for its Jaguar Land Rover to be about half lower than arranged. 

Examiners prior said Maruti was preferred situated over rivals as it was not subject to a solitary seller for chips. 

Notwithstanding, Maruti Chairman RC Bhargava has shown the semiconductor emergency was not finished and that it is hard to anticipate what occurs straightaway. 

August 31, 2021

Volkswagen Polo And Vento Prices To Be Hiked From September 1, 2021

Both the Volkswagen Polo hatchback and the Vento will become dearer by up to 3 percent and 2 percent separately, across the reach, contingent upon the variation. The modified costs will become effective from September 1, 2021. 

Volkswagen India has reported that it will be expanding the costs of the Polo and Vento models in India in September 2021. Both the Polo hatchback and the Vento will become dearer by up to 3 percent and 2 percent separately, across the reach, contingent upon the variation. Having said that, Volkswagen India has affirmed that the value climb won't be relevant on the GT variation of the Polo carline. The updated costs will happen from September 1, 2021. 

The German carmaker, in its authority explanation, makes reference to that clients who have booked either the Polo or the Vento by August 31, 2021, will be shielded from the cost increment. At the present time, the costs for the Volkswagen Polo start from ₹ 6.27 lakh, going up to ₹ 9.75 lakh (ex-display area, Delhi). What's more, this is barring the GT variation. The Vento, then again, begins from ₹ 9.99 lakh, going up to ₹ 14.10 lakh (ex-display area, Delhi). 

The last time Volkswagen India expanded the cost of the Polo and Vento was in January 2021. While the organization hasn't referenced the justification the cost climb, expanding input costs for crude materials is suspected to be the principle purpose for this value climb. Right now, the carmaker is outfitting to dispatch the all-new Volkswagen Taigun minimal SUV, which will go marked down in India on September 23, 2021.