Mahindra Thar Scored 4 Star Safety Rating - Safer than Jeep Wrangler!

Mahindra Thar Scored 4 Star Safety Rating - Safer than Jeep Wrangler!

by admin | November 26, 2020

Mahindra Thar is Safer than Jeep Wrangler

The Mahindra XUV300 had scored an outstanding 5 star rating at the global NCAP crash tests, becoming the safest Made in India car tested to date. The Marazzo had also scored an impressive 4 stars. Now the all-new 2020 Mahindra Thar has also been crash tested by Global NCAP. The 2020 Thar has been awarded an impressive 4 star rating in the crash test. The tested model is the Thar LX with twin airbags, ABS and ESP and the vehicle’s body structure was noted as ‘stable’. However, the footwell area was noted to be unstable, and incapable of withstanding further load. The crash test was conducted at 64Kmph.

Global NCAP also subjected the new Thar to side impact crash test.

Global NCAP also conducted separate test for the Thar’s Electronic Stability Control ( ESC). However, the vehicle showed an unstable dynamic behaviour. Global NCAP has recommended that Mahindra review the Thar’s dynamic behaviour, and improve on the same.

The Mahindra Thar has scored four stars (12.52/17) for adult protection and four stars (41.11/49) for child protection. The Thar has received the highest child protection score ever for made in India cars tested by Global NCAP.

Mahindra has seriously worked on the new Mahindra Thar over the previous generation model in terms of comfort, features and safety. Being based on an updated platform of the Mahindra Scorpio, the new Thar is much safer than before.

The standard safety features on the top spec LX Variant include:

  • Dual airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Engine immobiliser

  • Central remote locking

  • ESP with traction control

  • Hill hold assist

  • Mechanical locking differential

  • Reverse parking sensors

  • Front fog lamps

  • ISOFIX Child seat mounts

Going by the results, the New Mahindra Thar is currently the 6th safest made in India car tested by the Global NCAP.

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    The Nissan Magnite production version was revealed a couple of weeks ago and now the price has been revealed online before its official launch. 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:


    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.


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    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

    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 color 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


    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 tailgate, and a dual-tone bumper. The Magnite is also set to be the first model in India to sport the new Nissan logo.


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


    The Nissan Magnite will be available with two engine options. The first will be the 1.0L Energy series, 3 cylinders 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 cylinders 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.

    Pricing and launch:

    The new Nissan Magnite will be launched with pricing by early December 2020. 

    All-new Nissan Magnite Compact SUV Expected Price will start from 5.5 lakh and the top-spec Turbo Petrol CVT variant will go up to 9.55 Lakh.

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

    • 1.0L Petrol XE - Rs 5,50,000
    • 1.0L Petrol XL - Rs 6,25,000
    • 1.0L Petrol XV - Rs 6,75,000
    • 1.0L XV Premium - Rs 7,65,000
    • 1.0L Turbo Petrol XL - Rs 7,25,000
    • 1.0L Turbo Petrol XV - Rs 7,75,000
    • 1.0L Turbo Petrol XV Premium - Rs 8,65,000
    • 1.0L Turbo Petrol XL CVT Rs 8,15,000
    • 1.0L Turbo Petrol XV CVT Rs 8,65,000
    • 1.0L Turbo Petrol XV Premium CVT Rs 9,55,000

    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.

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    The Ford Figo has been an underperforming underdog in the Indian B segment hatchback market for a long time now. Despite having a good pair of engines and segment-besting safety features, the second gen Figo never replicated the success of the original model. Part of the reason could be the rather ordinary design and the constant Feature-cuts on the BS6 version.

    Now however, the Ford Motor Company has planned several new models for the Indian market based on enthusiast opinions. The new enthusiast line up of Ford cars set to be launched in India include the Ranger Raptor off-road pick-up, Focus


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    hatchback and Focus ST hot hatch. Apart from this, the company is also expected to launch the new generation versions of the Ecosport compact SUV and the Figo hatchback. While the new Ecosport will arrive by 2022, the new Figo is expected to arrive later next year.

    As a result of the Ford-Mahindra alliance, the new-generation Figo is expected to come with one of Mahindra’s new mStallion turbo-petrol engines launched at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. The Figo is likely to receive the 1.2L TGDI petrol engine with direct injection technology and will produce max power of 120bhp and 200Nm of peak torque, making the 2021 Ford Figo petrol, India’s most powerful hatchback.

    Apart from the new engine, the new Figo will also receive a significantly updated design language, keeping in line with some new Ford cars sold abroad. The interior too will be completely revamped, featuring way more features than ever before. Expected features include a new touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Auto climate control with rear AC vents, smart key with push-button start, Ford pass connected car tech, an updated instrument cluster and larger alloy wheels. Safety features will include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer and pretensioner seatbelts as standard whereas the top spec Variants will recieve Electronic Stability Program, Hill Launch assist, Traction control and a reverse parking camera.

    The current Ford Figo hatchback comes with a 1.2L, 3-cylinder petrol, and a 1.5L, 4 cylinder diesel. While the 1.2L petrol unit makes 96bhp and 120Nm, the 1.5L diesel unit develops a peak power of 100bhp and 215Nm of torque. While the current crop of engines and 5 speed Manual gearboxes are expected to be carried forward, a new 6 speed torque converter automatic transmission is also expected to be offered with the petrol engines.

    Stay tuned for further updates on the new Ford Cars.

    Morris Garages India has silently been developing a facelift version of their best selling Hector 5 seat Crossover SUV and now this facelift version has started to arrive at showrooms a few weeks ahead of its expected launch. Here's a quick summary on what to expect on the updated Hector.

    The 2021 MG Hector gets cosmetic and feature upgrades to the exterior and interior.

    Exterior updates:

    MG Hector Facelift
    • New front grille with Chrome studs (similar to Mercedes Benz cars)

    • Glossy black strip connecting the tail lamps, replacing the red reflector.

    • 18” dual tone alloy


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    Apart from these updates, the 2021 Hector will look largely the same as the current model and will carry forward the same features including LED headlamps, DRLs and tail lamps, Roof rails, Panoramic sunroof and surround body cladding.

    Interior and feature updates:

    MG Hector Facelift Interior
    • Dual tone, beige and black interior theme

    • Ventilated front seats

    • Wireless charging

    • Proximity auto door locks

    While the design layout and quality will remain exactly the same, the 2021 Hector will get a dual tone colour theme while also offering some new features to have an edge over the Seltos and Creta. It will also receive Proximity sensing auto door locks which can automatically lock or unlock the car by sensing the distance of the key fob, without the need to press the request button on the door handles.

    Other features including the large portrait-style touchscreen system, 100+ voice commands, ambient mood lighting, digital instrument cluster, powered seats, leather upholstery are expected to remain the same on the top spec variants.

    The Hector will continue to offer class leading 625L of boot space, while also offering smart powered tailgate.


    The current range of engine will be carried forward to the facelift Hector as well:

    • 1.5L turbo petrol non hybrid producing 145PS through 6 speed manual or DCT

    • 1.5L turbo petrol with 48V mild hybrid producing 145PS through 6 speed manual

    • 2.0L Fiat-sourced turbo diesel producing 170PS through a 6 speed manual.

    Launch and price:

    The new MG Hector facelift is expected to be launched officially before mid-January and the top spec Sharp Variant is expected to be priced around ?30,000 higher than the current Sharp trim level.

           Just as before, the new Hector will compete against the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass. Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

    Stay tuned for further updates.