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2021 Ford Equator Premium 7 Seat SUV!


2021 Ford Equator Premium 7 Seat SUV!

by admin | October 08, 2020


Ford Equator Premium SUV Leaked Online Ahead Of Launch ( Photo Credit - Weibo )

Ford Motor Company's new premium 7 seater SUV, the Equator has been leaked online. The much awaited new SUV is all geared up for launch in the coming months in China with bookings to be opened early next year. The Ford Equator is exclusively built for the Chinese market.

Manufactured under the Jiangling-Ford joint venture, this new large SUV will rival the Hyundai Palisade, Toyota Highlander and the Jeep Commander. The details, specifications and other details of this new SUV have surfaced online on a Chinese social media platform.

The new Equator has a unique front end with a wide grille with honeycomb inserts, resembling the MG Gloster/Maxus D90. The SUV features a set of small headlights on top with integrated daytime running LEDs while the actual headlamps are placed just above the air intakes.

The rear features horizontal LED tail lamps connected by a thick LED strip running across the width. The bold Equator lettering on the tailgate is mounted in the middle below the Ford badge. There are also twin tailpipes and a subtle faux diffuser.

According to the leaked documents, the SUV has a length of 4,905 mm (193 inches), with a width of 1,930 mm (76 inches), the height of 1,755 mm (69 inches) and a 2,865 mm (113 inches) wheelbase.

The Ford Equator SUV will be available with a 2.0-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder petrol engine mated to either a five-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission. An all-wheel drive configuration is also expected on the top-end variants.

The new Ford Equator SUV will be launched early 2021. Stay tuned for further updates.


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    The Nissan Magnite production version was revealed a couple weeks ago. This new compact SUV is going to be the Make-it or Break-it product for Nissan India. Now we have got the details of the variants and features split up of the new compact SUV. Here are some clear details on what to expect:

    Variants:

    The Magnite will be sold in four variants, namely the XE, XL, XV and the XV premium. All variants except for the entry-level XE can be ordered with either the 1.0L non turbo or the turbo petrol engine. Let's take a look at the features on offer:

    XE variant:

    • 16” wheels

    • Dual

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      tone interior

    • Dual tone bumpers

    • Roof rails

    • All power windows

    • 3.5” LCD display

    • Dual airbags

    • ABS with EBD

    • Reverse sensors

    • Central locking

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    XL variant:

    • Electric ORVMs with auto fold

    • Auto climate control

    • 6 speaker audio system

    • Steering mounted audio controls

    XV (High):

    • 16” Dual tone alloy wheels

    • LED DRLs

    • LED fog lamps

    • 8” touchscreen

    • Wireless Android auto & Apple carplay

    • 7” TFT colour instrument cluster

    • Voice commands

    • Reverse camera

    • Smart key access

    • Push button start

    • 60:40 split folding rear seat

    XV (Premium):

    • LED bi-projector headlamps

    • Cruise control

    • 360 degree surround View camera

    • Tire pressure monitoring

    • All black interior

    XV (Premium) optional:

    • Dual tone roof

    Technology pack

    The Nissan Magnite will also be available with an optional Technology Pack on the XV and XV Premium variants. Features on this package include:

    • Wireless smartphone charging

    • Air purifier

    • Ambient mood lighting

    • Puddle lamps

    • JBL speakers

    Exterior

    The production-spec Nissan Magnite seems to retain most of the concept’s design elements including the large grille, the Sharp creases and the funky alloy wheels. It has even the same sculpted bonnet and angular headlights. Since the Magnite was originally meant to be launched as a Datsun, the grille bears resemblance to the other Datsun models.

    The side profile looks muscular with prominent body cladding and large wheel arches which seem to dwarf the 16” wheels. The higher spec variants also receive a dual-tone roof option, blacked-out pillars and silver roof rails. At the back, the Magnite sports sharp looking tail lamps which resemble those on the Triber's, a clean tail gate and a dual tone bumper. The Magnite is also set to be the first model in India to sport the new Nissan logo.

    Interior

    The interior too is quite close to the concept with a large, centrally mounted 8” touchscreen and layered dashboard with hexagonal AC vents.

    Powertrain

    The Nissan Magnite will be available with two engine options. The first will be the 1.0L Energy series, 3 cyl Naturally aspirated engine from the Renault Triber, producing 72PS Power through a 5 speed manual gearbox. The second powertrain will be a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit producing around 100PS through either a 5 speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox.

    The XE variant will be available only with the 1.0L naturally aspirated engine.

    Pricing and launch:

    The new Nissan Magnite will be launched with pricing by early December 2020. The Magnite is also likely to be priced very aggressively with expected starting price of Rs.5.5L ex showroom for the entry level non turbo variant. The fully loaded top spec variant is expected to be priced equivalent to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, one of its chief rivals. When launched, the Magnite will go against the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Ford Ecosport, Mahindra XUV300 and the Honda WRV as well. 

    Stay tuned for further updates on the Nissan Magnite.


    Morris Garages India have have launched their new flagship full size Gloster SUV in India ranging from Rs.28.9L to Rs.35.3L. Bookings are now open for the feature loaded full size SUV, with the booking advance of Rs.1L. MG’s full-size SUV will be available with either a six- or seven-seat layout and will offer 4WD as an option. The MG Gloster is a rebadged version of China's Maxus D90 which is also sold as the LDV D90 in Australia.

    Variants and features:

    The Gloster is available in four trim levels – Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy. The MG Gloster Savvy and Sharp variants

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    will be available with a 6-seat configuration; with captain seats in the middle row, while the MG Gloster Super & Smart will feature a 7 seat layout as standard. The MG Gloster Sharp can be optioned with either seating arrangement.

    The top spec Savvy variant will include the following features:

    • All LED Headlamps & tail lamps

    • Cornering assist lamps

    • Auto headlamps & wipers

    • Auto Dimming IRVMs

    • 19" alloy wheels

    • Panoramic sunroof

    • Auto park assist

    • 12 way Power adjustable driver seat with memory

    • 8 way Power adjustable passenger seat

    • Triple zone auto climate control

    • Ventilated front seats

    • Massaging driver seat

    • Auto park assist

    • Intelligent auto start Stop

    • PM 2.5 filter

    • Smart powered tailgate

    • Heated and smart ORVMs

    • Tire pressure monitoring system

    • 12.2” touchscreen system

    • i-Smart connected car tech

    • Digital instrument cluster

    • Leather upholstery

    The MG Gloster also features Advanced Driver Assist Systems which include:

    • Adaptive Cruise control

    • Automatic parking assist

    • Forward Collision warning

    • Auto emergency braking

    • Blind spot detection

    • Lane departure warning

    Powertrain:

    The Gloster will be available with two 2.0-litre diesel engine options. The Super and Smart Variants will be available with a single turbocharger engine and develops 163hp and 375Nm, while the Sharp and Savvy Variants will get a twin turbo unit developing a superior 218hp and 480Nm. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is standard on both engines. The twin turbo engine will be available with Borg Warner's shift-on-the fly four-wheel drive with selectable drive modes including Snow, Sand, Mud, Rock, Auto, Eco and Sport modes. The single turbo diesel is two-wheel drive only.

    Safety features:

    The Gloster has been awarded 5 Star rating at the Australian NCAP crash tests and includes a long list of standard safety features:

    • 6 airbags

    • All wheel disc brakes

    • ABS with EBD

    • ESP with traction control

    • Hill hold control

    • Hill descent control

    • Auto vehicle hold

    • Roll movement intervention

    • Electro mechanical differential lock

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • 360 degree camera

    • Driver Fatigue reminder

    • Heated ORVMs

    • Electric parking brake

    • Smart key access

    Pricing and launch:

    The new MG Gloster is competing against other full-size, 7-seat ladder-frame SUVs including the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and the Mahindra Alturas G4. Prices for the Single turbo diesel range start from Rs.28.98L for the Super Variant and goes upto Rs.30.98L for the Smart variant. The Twin Turbo range starts from Rs.33.68L for the Sharp 7 seater with the 6 seater costing Rs.33.98L and the top spec Savvy 6 seater priced at Rs.35.38L.

    These prices simply make the Gloster the best value for money full size SUV compared to its rivals.


    The popular performance version of the Octavia- the RS has a new version- the RS 245 and straight away, it has some striking numbers. Starting with the price- at 35.99 Lakhs, the introductory price tag is quite brave to be honest. But again, only 200 units of this car will be available in India so yes, it does have that special touch to it.

    Talking of more numbers- the RS 245 is equipped with the 2.0 Litre TSI petrol unit that churns out 245 PS and 370 NM of torque. Connected to a 7 Speed automatic Dual Clutch Gearbox compared to

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    the earlier version that had a 6- speed unit, the RS 245 is expected to leave behind its predecessor in terms of acceleration as it now crossed 100 Kmph in 6.6 seconds. Power is also 15 PS more compared to the older model. Skoda claims that the top speed of the Rs 245 is limited to 250 kmph. We told you, these are some really striking numbers.

    While the performance has changed, the exterior remains the same mostly. A sports butterfly grille, gloss black touches, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail lights, sporty tailpipes, the sport vRS badging, 18- inch glossy Black Dual Tone alloy wheels make this car very appealing to look at. We the like the way it looks like a normal sedan but has some prominent highlights to it that don’t scream performance but when you need it, it is all at your disposal. So much, that it will surprise many!

    The interior does look like a normal Skoda Octavia apart from some exception like RS seats with perforated leather and red stitching, 3- spoke flat bottom steering wheel with paddle shift. LED ambient lighting, an 8 –inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, digital instrument panel, dual-zone Climatronic air conditioning suggest that comfort and convenience is in no way compromised for the sake of performance. Some optional features include Black Alcantara sport seats and a 12- way electrically adjustable driver and passenger seats.

    The Skoda Octavia RS 245 also comes with loads of safety tech like ABS, ESC, Mechanical brake assist (MBA), multi- collision brake (MCB), adaptive front- light system (AFS), Anti- slip regulation (ASR) and Electronic differential lock (ESR). So, this car then does add a lot to the confidence.

    Available in five colours like Race Blue, Magic Black, Rallye Green, Corrida Red, and Candy White. The Skoda Octavia RS 245 is a highly desirable performance car for enthusiasts who want to drive tastefully.