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India’s safest hatchback, Tata ALTROZ, turns two


India’s safest hatchback, Tata ALTROZ, turns two

by admin | February 09, 2022


India’s safest hatchback, Tata ALTROZ, turns two!

India’s safest hatchback, Tata ALTROZ, turns two! Marks the celebration with the addition of ALTROZ XT and XZ+ (diesel) to its #DARK range

Mumbai, February 9, 2021: Keeping the New Forever brand promise, Tata Motors, India’s leading automotive brand, today celebrated the 2nd anniversary of its premium hatchback – The ALTROZ, by extending the #DARK edition to its XT and XZ+ (diesel) trims. Since launch in July 2021, the ALTROZ #DARK has received an overwhelming response and there have been consumer requests to extend to additional trims. This extension is aimed at expanding its customer base and introducing premium styling & popular features. With bookings starting today, the ALTROZ #DARK XT will be available at authorized Tata Motors dealership at an introductory price of INR 7.96 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Rajan Amba, Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Care, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd. said, “The ALTROZ has created its own mark in the premium hatchback market with more than 1.2 lakh happy owners. With over 20% market share (YTD) in its segment, it has been very popular amongst customers. The addition of the #DARK to its portfolio last year further enhanced its style quotient. The ALTROZ offers true international standards of safety, design and performance and has played an important role in enhancing our New Forever range. We would like to celebrate the brands 2nd anniversary with our customers with these product extensions, making it more accessible and offering exciting feature updates. With increasing recognition from Indian consumers and earning incremental market share year on year, we are confident that ALTROZ is poised for more success in the future.”

The ALTROZ #DARK XT and XZ+ will carry forward the imposing persona of #DARK through its exterior and interior design. It will come with host of premium features including perforated leatherette seats, rear armrest, #DARK tint Hyper-style wheels, height adjustable driver seat, rear headrest, front adjustable seat belts, leather wrapped steering wheels, leather wrapped gear knob and more. #DARK Mascot on the new XT variant along with the dark theme exterior and interior will further accentuate the bold and premium appeal at the mid variants. Adding to the above, the top-of-the-line XZ+ variant will now be offered with new additional safety features like Brake Sway Control and iTPMS. (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) to make the car more desirable & safe.

Being the first vehicle on the ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) architecture, the ALTROZ has always set #TheGoldStandard and has been appreciated for its design and safety. With its laser cut design, highest safety rating, absolute comfort and thrilling performance it has created a benchmark in its segment. The ALTROZ comes loaded with features and is available in six variants with 1.2L Revotron Petrol, 1.2L i-Turbo Petrol and 1.5L diesel engine options.

 

 

 

 


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    The all New Nissan Magnite Compact SUV Launched in India Priced at ?4.99 lakh. 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:

    Nissan Magnite XE Base Variant Review

    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

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    the turbo petrol engine. Let's take a look at the features on offer:

    XE variant:

     

    • 16” wheels

    • Dual 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

    • Rear Wiper and Washer

    • Rear Defogger

    • Reverse Parking Sensors

    • Rear Adjustable Head Rest

    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 cylinder Naturally aspirated engine from the Renault Triber, producing 72PS Power through a 5 speed manual gearbox. The second powertrain will be a new HRA0 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit producing around 100PS (97bhp) of power and 160Nm of torque which will be mated to a 5 speed manual transmission option as well as an X-TRONIC CVT automatic gearbox. 

    The new HRA0 1.0 3 cylinder turbocharged engine will get mirror bore cylinder coating technology from its legendary sport's car Nissan GT-R which will help to reduce the resistance inside the powertrain and also it will increase the overall efficiency of the engine.

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

    Nissan Magnite Available on 8 Colours: 


    Flare Garnet Red With Onyx Black, 
    Vivid Blue With Strom White, Tourmaline Brown onyx Black, Onyx Black, 
    Blade Silver, 
    PEARL WHITE WITH ONYX BLACK, 
    Sandstone Browns
    Storm White.

    Pricing and launch:

    The new Nissan Magnite will be launched and cheaper than it's rivals. 

    All-new Nissan Magnite Variant wise price details (ex-showroom)

    1.0L Petrol XE - Rs 4,99,000

    1.0L Petrol XL - Rs 5,99,000

    1.0L Petrol XV - Rs 6,68,000

    1.0L XV Premium - Rs 7,55,000

    1.0L Turbo Petrol XL - Rs 6,99,000

    1.0L Turbo Petrol XV - Rs 7,68,000

    1.0L Turbo Petrol XV Premium - Rs 8,45,000

    1.0L Turbo Petrol XL CVT Rs 7,89,000

    1.0L Turbo Petrol XV CVT Rs 8,58,000

    1.0L Turbo Petrol XV Premium CVT RS 9,35,000

    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.


    Skoda is getting ready for an aggressive 2021. Apart from the new-generation Octavia and Kodiaq petrol next year, Skoda will debut it’s all new ‘India 2.0’ products, starting with an all-new SUV and sedan.

    All new mid size SUV (Vision IN):

    Skoda Vision India SUV

    The most eagerly awaited product is the upcoming Creta fighter that will be a mid-size SUV developed and manufactured entirely for India.

    This new mid size SUV was first previewed by the Vision IN concept at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. The production-spec version will retain most of the design elements from the

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    concept. This new SUV will be over 4.2m-long and have a 2,671mm wheelbase. It will be based on the India-specific MQB A0 IN platform.

    This new Mid size SUV will be available with two engine options. Lower variants are expected to get the 110hp, 1.0-litre TSI engine with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Higher variants will be getting the 150hp, 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol motor from the Karoq and will be mated to a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox. 

    Fourth Gen Skoda Octavia:

    Skoda Octavia

    The launch of the all new fourth-gen Octavia has been pushed to the April-June 2021 period. 

    The new Octavia has already been spied testing in India and the India spec model ditches the quad-headlamp setup. The new car adopts the brand’s latest design language and looks similar to the facelifted Superb. The interior gets a new dashboard design, a freestanding 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit digital dials among other features.

    The new Octavia will get a 190hp, 2.0 TSI turbo-petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic. However, the lower variants are likely to get the 150hp, 1.5 TSI Petrol engine from the Karoq.

    Skoda Kodiaq petrol BS6:

    Skoda Kodiaq

    The Kodiaq’s 150hp, 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine will be replaced by the 190hp, 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine that is already offered on the Volkswagen Tiguan All-space and Skoda Superb. No exterior or interior changes are expected to the updated model.

    All new Generation Skoda Rapid:

    Skoda Rapid

    The final product for the 2021 year will be the new mid-size sedan that will replace the decade-old Rapid Sedan in India. 

    Like the production-spec Vision IN SUV, the upcoming sedan will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform that will bring in key improvements in terms of space and technology. The new Sedan will be larger than the current Rapid and will introduce a lot of features to keep up with competition from the New Honda City. The new Rapid is expected to be priced smartly as well. The engine however, will be the same 110hp, 1.0 TSI turbo-petrol motor mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

    Stay tuned for further updates on the all new Skoda cars.

     


    In terms of looks, the Facelifted model receieves many visual updates. The front looks a bit more aggressive and more modern. LED headlamps, new bumper design and grille give it the much needed change from the boring avatar it had. The rear has remained mostly unchanged apart from the LED tail lamps and a rear skid plate integrated quite well into the rear bumper.

    The interior of the new Facelifted Nissan Kicks is quite different from the existing India-spec model. The central AC vents are positioned above the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system while it also has a semi-digital instrument cluster with

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    a 7-inch TFT display. Other changes include a flat-bottom steering wheel, updated centre console for the e-Power drive train, six airbags, active safety systems like front collision warning and rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, auto headlamps, 360-degree camera and engine start-stop button. That’s a good deal of features to start with!

    While the Kicks e-Power and its hybrid powertrain are unlikely to come to India, Nissan could refresh the existing model with updates from the Facelift e-Power version that could go on sale in 2021. Nissan had previously stated it will study the feasibility of the e-Power tech in India, but so far no announcement has been made regarding its introduction. The Thai-spec Nissan Kicks e-Power starts at a price od from Rs 21 lakh (converted 889,000 baht), which is quite a lot of money for a car that size. 

    The Indian version of the Nissan Kicks recently updated wothBwith complaint with new 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine churning out 156PS, making it the most powerful in this segment The BS6 Kicks has been recently launched with prices ranging between Rs 9.5 lakh and Rs 14.15 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It will continue to rival the likes of the Renault Duster, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.