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Ford Ecosport SE Limited Edition!

by admin | February 21, 2021


Ford Ecosport SE India

Ford India is soon to launch a new updated top spec variant of its best selling Ecosport compact SUV. This new variant will be called the Signature Edition and will get some significant changes on the exterior and interior.

Exterior:

The new Ecosport SE will not be available with the tailgate mounted spare wheel as standard. Just like the globally sold Ecosport, the Indian SE Variant will also let go of the tailgate mounted spare wheel and instead, will have the number plate on the tail gate. The rear bumper also gets a larger skid plate design. The reverse camera will be mounted in the number plate housing on the tailgate now.

According to the Ministry of road transport and highways, it is not necessary for vehicles weighing under 3.5 tonnes and equipped with tubeless tyres with Tyre pressure monitoring system to have spare tyre. Hence, the tailgate mounted spare tire will be available as a paid option on this Signature Edition variant. As standard, this new variant is not likely to receive a spare wheel and instead it will get a puncture repair kit.

At the front though, the Ford Ecosport SE will remain exactly the same without any changes.

Interior:

On the inside, this new Ford Ecosport Signature Edition will get some new features and significant updates. This new Variant will get Tyre pressure monitoring system integrated into the brand new 12.3” touchscreen system expected to be launched exclusively on this variant. This new super-large touchscreen will also get Android auto and Apple carplay compatibility along with the existing Ford Pass connected car features. The centre console too will be significantly different on this updated top spec variant.

All the other features including Auto headlamps and wipers, Cruise control, Electric sunroof, Auto Climate control and keyless access will be carried forward from the existing variants.

Powertrain:

The Ford Ecosport will continue to retain the very same 1.5L Petrol and Diesel engine options with a 5 speed Manual transmission as standard. At present, only the Titanium plus petrol is available with a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox. This gearbox is also likely to be available on the new Signature Edition variant as well.

At present the Ford Ecosport ranges from Rs.7.99L to Rs.11.19L (ex showroom) for the petrol range and Rs.8.69L to Rs.11.49L (ex showroom) for the Diesel range.

Stay tuned for further updates on the new Ford Ecosport Signature Edition.


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    Hyundai India will be launching the new i20 premium hatchback by the end of this year. The i20 has been one among their best selling products and still is one among the most feature loaded hatchbacks in its category. This here is a quick walkthrough on the highlights of the new generation Hyundai i20.

    Exterior: 

           The new Hyundai i20, sports a completely different design language. On the front fascia, it features a new and larger hexagonal cascading grille with a more swooping bonnet and angular headlamps. The headlamps will feature LED lighting on the top spec trims along with inverted L shaped

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    Interior:

           The new Hyundai i20's interior will feature a fresh and clean layout with a wraparound layered design. The interior is expected to sport a flowing cockpit theme while being loaded with features.

     Here's an extensive list of features on the new i20:

    • 10.25” touchscreen system

    • Blue link connectivity

    • Fully digital instrument cluster

    • Automatic climate control

    • Air purifier system

    • Ambient lighting

    • Leather upholstery

    • Ventilated seats

    • Split folding rear seats

    • Electric sunroof

    • Auto LED headlamps

    • Cruise control

    The new i20 will also offer more safety features:

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • 6 airbags

    • ABS with EBD

    • ESP with traction control

    • Hill hold control

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Smart key access

    • Geofencing & tracking

    Powertrains:

           The new i20 is expected to be available with two petrol engine options and one diesel engine. The standard 1.2L 4 cyl Kappa petrol engine will produce 83PS Power through either a 5 Speed manual transmission or a CVT. The 1.0L 3 cyl turbo petrol powertrain is expected to be carried over from the Aura Turbo producing a maximum output of 100PS through either a 6 speed manual gearbox, or the new IMT or a 7 speed DCT. The 1.5L turbo diesel engine from the Venue is also expected to be on offer producing 100PS Power through a 6 speed manual transmission.

    Launch & price:

           The all-new i20 is likely to be launched during the festive month of October this year and will go up against the new Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the new facelifted Honda Jazz and Toyota’s Glanza. Prices are expected to be around Rs20000 to Rs50000 higher than the current gen model which it will replace.


    The Kia Sonet compact SUV is soon to be launched in India, while production and supply has already begun. This here is a quick walkthrough on the highlights of this new Compact SUV in town.

    Exterior: 

    The new Kia Sonet, though being based on the Hyundai Venue, doesnt look anything like it. The Sonet has its own unique design with the Tiger Noise grille at the front with knurled Chrome finish and an aggressive bumper design. The new Sonet features full LED Headlamps with Heartbeat LED DRLs. The Tail lamps too receive this Heartbeat LED elements. The top trim levels will receive

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    funky looking 16” Crystal cut alloy wheels whereas the entry level variants receive 15 inch Steel rims. The Sonet is claimed to provide segment best ground clearance of 211mm.

    Interior:

    The new Kia Sonet interior features a funky design layout with improved quality. The GT line features an all black cabin while the Tech line variants get a dual tone theme. Space is expected to be similar to the Hyundai Venue while also providing ample number of features.

    The top trim levels will receive an Electric sunroof, Auto headlamps, Auto wipers, Cruise control, Auto climate control, a digital instrument cluster and leather upholstery. Theres also an 10.4” touchscreen infotainment system with Android auto, Apple Car-play & Navigation on the top spec variants. This touchscreen is available with 7 Bose speakers including subwoofer and Sound mood lighting. Connected car features & telematics control unit is available through Kia’s UVO connect app featuring Remote engine Start/Stop.

    Practicality:

    The Kia Sonet offers segment best 392L boot space complementing all the storage options in the cabin. All variants get flat folding rear seats despite not offering split folding option.

    Safety:

    The new Kia Sonet will be providing Dual airbags with ABS and EBD as standard across all variants. The top variants will also receive Side & curtain airbags, Vehicle stability management, Electronic Stability control, Hill hold control, Tyre pressure monitor and smart key access system.

    Powertrains:

    The new Kia Sonet will carry forward the same BS6 compliant engines from the Hyundai Venue. The entry level HTE, HTK and HTK+ variants will receive the 1.2l 4 cyl petrol engine producing 83PS power through a 5 speed Manual gearbox while the higher HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ variants get the 1L 3 cyl turbo petrol engine producing 120PS power through either a 6 speed iMT gearbox or 7 speed DCT gearbox. The 1.5L 4 cyl turbo diesel engine will be available in two state of tunes. The 6 speed manual gearbox equipped variants will get 100PS Max Power whereas the 6 speed torque converter Automatic equipped HTK+ & GTX+ variants will get higher 115PS Max Power.

    Launch & price:

    This Kia Sonet will go on sale in the coming weeks and compete against the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Ecosport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Prices are expected to start from Rs 8L on road for the base petrol variant and go upto Rs 14.5L for the top spec automatic variants. Stay tuned for further updates on the Kia Sonet compact SUV.

    Kia Sonet Key Features :

    HTE - Smartstream G1.2 5MT, D1.5 6MT :

    • Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, Rear Parking Sensors, Front Disc Brakes, Emergency Stop Signal
    • Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grille, Heartbeat Tail Lamps, Halogen Headlamps
    • Muscular Front and Rear Skid Plates, R15-38.1 cm (15") Steel Wheels, Wheel Cover,
    • Rear Center Garnish - Reflector Connected Type, Pole Type Antenna
    • Black Interior, Premium Fabric Seat, Premium Roof Lining, Silver Finish AC Vents Garnish
    • Electric Power Steering, Manual Air Conditioner, Tilt Steering, Front Door Power Windows
    • Front and Rear USB Charging Port, Electric Adjust Outside Mirror, Center Locking, Rear AC Vents, Front Adjustable
    • Headrest, Eco Coating
    • 8.89 cm (3.5") Mono Color Instrument Cluster

    HTK (In addition to HTE) - Smartstream G1.2 5MT, D1.5 6MT :

    • R16-40.62 cm (16") Metallic Silver Styled Wheels
    • Black Interior, Semi Leatherette Seats with White Stitching
    • Driver Seat Height Adjust, Keyless Entry, Rear Door Power Windows, Follow me Home Headlamps
    • Sunglass Holder, Passenger Seat Back Small Size Upper & Full Size Lower Pocket
    • 9.65 cm (3.8") 2 DIN Audio, 4 Speakers, Steering Mounted Audio Controls, Bluetooth, UVO Lite 

    HTK+ (In addition to HTK) - Smartstream G1.2 5MT, G1.0 Turbo GDi 6iMT/7DCT, D1.5 6MT/6AT :

    • Projector Fog Lamps, Auto Headlamps, Muscular Front and Rear Silver Skid Plates, Floating Type Roof Rails, Shark Fin Antenna, Outside Mirror LED Turn Signal, Radiator Grille Chrome with Diamond Knurling Pattern, Leatherette Wrapped Gear Knob (AT & DCT Only)
    • Fully Automatic Air Conditioner, Electric Folding Outside Mirrors, Driver One Touch Auto Up/ Down Window with Anti Pinch Function, Rear Defogger,Rear Parcel Shelf
    • 20.32 cm (8.0") Touchscreen with ARKAMYS Tuning, Android Auto and Apple Carplay, Wireless Phone Projection (Only with 20.32 cm Touchscreen),2 Tweeters, Rear View Camera with Guidelines,Driving Rear View Monitor
    • ESC, HAC, VSM, Brake Assist, Multi-drive Modes & Traction Control (Only in 7DCT)

    HTX (In addition to HTK) - Smartstream G1.0 Turbo GDi 6iMT, D1.5 6MT :

    • Projector Fog Lamps, Auto Headlamps, ISO Fix Child Anchor
    • Crown Jewel LED Headlamps, Heartbeat LED DRL with Integrated Indicators, Heartbeat LED Tail Lamps
    • Electric Sunroof, Muscular Front Silver Skid Plates, Rear Bumper with Dual Muffler Design, Diffuser Fin Rear Skid Plates, Floating Type Roof Rails, Shark Fin Antenna, Outside Mirror LED Turn Signal, Radiator Grille Chrome with Diamond Knurling Pattern, Chrome Outside Door Handles, Side Door Silver Garnish
    • Beige & Black Interior, Semi Leatherette Seats with Silver Stitching, Leatherette Wrapped D-cut Steering Wheel with Sonet Logo, Leatherette Wrapped Gear Knob, Smart Key with Push Button Start, Fully Automatic Air Conditioner, Cruise Control
    • Remote Engine Start on Smart Key, Electric Folding Outside Mirrors, Driver One Touch Auto Up/ Down with Anti Pinch Function, Rear Defogger, Rear Parcel Shelf, Rear Seat Center Armrest, Rear Passengers Adjustable Headrest
    • 20.32 cm (8.0") Touchscreen with ARKAMYS Tuning, Android Auto and Apple Carplay, Wireless Phone Projection (Only with 20.32 cm Touchscreen)
    • 2 Tweeters, Rear View Camera

    HTX + (In addition to HTK) - Smartstream G1.0 Turbo GDi 6iMT, D1.5 6MT :

    • Highline Tyre Pressure Monitor
    • R16-40.62 cm (16") Crystal Cut Alloys with Silver Wheel Caps
    • Beige & Black Interior, Leatherette Seats with Silver Stitching, LED Sound Mood Lights, Leatherette Wrapped Door Trims
    • Rear Wiper and Washer, Full Size Driver Seat Back Pocket
    • 26.03 cm (10.25") HD Touchscreen Navigation, UVO Connected Car with OTA Map Updates
    • BOSE Premium 7-speaker System, Ventilated Driver & Passenger Seats
    • Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus Protection, Advanced 10.67 cm (4.2") Color Instrument Cluster
    • AI Voice Recognition with "Hello Kia" Wake-up Command, Smartwatch Connectivity, Auto Antiglare (ECM) Inside Rear View Mirror with UVO Controls
    • Two Tone Roof Color (Optional)

    GTX+ - Smartstream G1.0 Turbo GDi 6iMT / 7DCT, D1.5 6MT / 6AT :

    • Six Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, HAC, VSM, Brake Assist, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Projector Fog Lamps
    • Highline Tyre Pressure Monitor, Auto Headlamps, ISO Fix Child Anchor, Front Disc Brakes, Emergency Stop Signal
    • Crown Jewel LED Headlamps, Heartbeat LED DRL with Integrated Indicators, Heartbeat LED Tail Lamps
    • Electric Sunroof, R16-40.62 cm (16") Crystal Cut Alloys with Sporty Red Wheel Cap, Red Brake Caliper (Front)
    • Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grille - Black High Glossy with GT Line Logo and Red Accents, Front Bumper with Sporty Red Accent, Rear Bumper with Dual Muffler Design and Red Accent
    • Turbo Shaped Masculine Front Skid Plates, Diffuser Fin Rear Skid Plates, Belt Line Chrome, Floating Type Roof Rails, Shark Fin Antenna, Outside Mirror LED Turn Signal
    • Radiator Grille Chrome with Diamond Knurling Pattern, Chrome Outside Door Handle, Side Door Red Garnish, Rear Center Garnish - Reflector Connected Type
    • Black Interior, Leatherette Sports Seats with Red Stitching, LED Sound Mood Lights, Leatherette Wrapped D-cut Steering Wheel with GT Line Logo, Sporty Alloy Pedals
    • Leatherette Wrapped Door Trims, Leatherette Wrapped Gear Knob, Premium Roof Lining, High Gloss Black Finish AC Vents Garnish
    • Smart Key with Push Button Start, Fully Automatic Air Conditioner, Cruise Control, Remote Engine Start with Smart Key, Electric Folding and Adjust Outside Mirrors
    • Electric Power Steering, Driver Seat Height Adjust, Tilt Steering, All Door Power Windows, Driver Window One Touch Auto up/ down with Anti Pinch Function, Front and Rear USB Charging Port
    • Center Locking, Rear AC Vents, Follow Me Home Headlamps, Sunglass Holder, Rear Wiper and Washer, Rear Defogger
    • Rear Parcel Shelf, Front & Rear Adjustable Headrest, Rear Seat Center Armrest, Upper Small Size and Lower Full Size Passenger Seat Back Pocket, Full Size Driver Seat Back Pocket, Eco Coating
    • 26.03 cm (10.25") HD Touchscreen Navigation, UVO Connected Car with OTA Map Updates, BOSE Premium 7-speaker System, Driving Rear View Monitor, Smartwatch Connectivity, Auto Antiglare (ECM) Rear View Mirror with UVO Controls
    • Ventilated Driver and Passenger Seat (Front), Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus Protection, Advanced 10.67 cm (4.2") Color Instrument Cluster,Smartphone Wireless Charger, Multi-drive Modes & Traction Control (Automatic Only), AI Voice Recognition with "Hello Kia? Wake-up Command , Rear View Camera with Guidelines
    • Steering Mounted Audio Controls, Bluetooth, UVO Lite
    • Two Tone Roof Color (Optional)

    Kia Sonet Petrol, Price (ex-showroom) :

    Kia Sonet 1.2L Petrol HTE (5MT) - Rs 6.71 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.2L Petrol HTK (5MT) - Rs 7.59 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.2L Petrol HTK+ (5MT) - Rs 8.45 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.0L Turbo Petrol HTK+ (6iMT) - Rs 9.49 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.0LTurbo Petrol HTK+ (7DCT) - Rs 10.49 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.0L Turbo Petrol HTX (6iMT) - Rs 9.99 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.0L Turbo Petrol HTX+ (6iMT) - Rs 11.65 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.0L Turbo Petrol GTX+ (6iMT) - Rs 11.99 Lakh

    Kia Sonet Diesel, Price (ex-showroom) :

    Kia Sonet 1.5L Diesel WGT HTE (6MT) - Rs 8.05 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.5L Diesel WGT HTK (6MT) - Rs 8.99 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.5L Diesel WGT HTK+ (6MT) - Rs 9.49 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.5L Diesel WGT HTX (6MT) - Rs 9.99 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.5L Diesel WGT HTX+ (6MT) - Rs 11.65 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.5L Diesel WGT GTX+ (6MT) - Rs 11.99 Lakh
    Kia Sonet 1.5L Diesel VGT HTK+ (6AT) - Rs 10.39 Lakh.

    The New Kia Sonet SUV will rival likes the Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 , Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue , Honda WR-V and Upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser.


    Tata’s Nexon EV is a pretty muscular SUV that comes packed with an IP67 waterproof 30.2kWh Lithium Ion battery delivering 127.0 BHP to the front wheels and along lot of torque. 245nm to be specific. Underpowered will definitely not be a description when someone drives it. What comes with power though? A reduction in mileage. But since this is powered by an electric motor, you can charge it even while decelerating/ braking. Thanks to its regenerative braking feature which can be toggled between varying levels depending upon the amount of regen one prefers.

    As a result, this is an excellent package

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    for the city because all we do is start stop repeatedly until we arrive at our destination. In case you’re wondering about fast charging. The batteries on the Tata Nexon EV will charge from 0% to 80% in an hour. That’s excellent because these days, you never realise how time flies. A couple of phone calls, check your social media notifications, a loo break, a short tea/coffee break and you would’ve spent way over 60 minutes already! Also, the Nexon EV comes with an ARAI certified full charge range of 312 kilometres which should take care of… a week’s commute?

    The Nexon EV carries over many things from the Fossil Fuel powered older version of the Tata Nexon like drive modes and an overall feel of the cabin. But some instances like the front profile, rear bumper changes and colour are totally new. Frankly speaking, we like this new look of the Nexon as it looks more modern, more muscular and more SUV- ish. Small highlights to its design give a feel that the manufacturer took the looks of this car quite seriously.

    Coming to some dimensional numbers- the length of the car is just under 4 metres, it seats 5 people quite comfortably, has a generous boot space of 350 litres and with a ground clearance of 205mm, you could go over almost any obstacle without frowning. 

    Speaking of the cars multimedia features and what it has to offer in terms of comfort- well, we’ve seen Tata check most boxes earlier in the older Nexon as well. Naturally, the Nexon EV too would get loads of features. The top end variant XZ Plus LUX which costs around 16 Lakhs Ex-showroom packs a sunroof, a 7 inch touch screen infotainment system, Projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, cornering fog lights and all the other Nexon goodies.

    In the safety department too, there are no compromises. Tata has been repeatedly proving that safety does matter to them. In the Nexon EV, you get ABS, EBD, 2 Airbags, vehicle stability control system, ISOFIX Child seat mounts and much more, which sort of does add to a lot of confidence when one drives the car. However, the addition of side and passenger airbags would’ve made this package a perfect one.

    In terms of the drive and feel, this feels like a comfortable, hassle free automatic car (since it has no gears) while not completely alienating you from the Internal combustion feeling. Thanks to its regenerative braking. You do get a new world feeling when you look at the new instrument cluster and the fact that the Nexon EV won’t have to go through periodic oil changes and other service compulsions that the Internal Combustion Nexon would have to go through.

    To conclude, the Nexon EV has made quite a mark in the electric car scenario in India. With a competitive pricing and a package that has almost all things covered including safety, what else can one ask for?