Tata Motors is getting ready for the launch of the Turbo petrol version of its Altroz premium hatchback on the 13th of January. Teaser images and videos have been released by the manufacturer. However, the complete details of the Altroz turbo have been leaked online as well.
Here are the details on the new Altroz turbo petrol:
Will be available with a 1.2L Revotron 3 cyl turbo petrol engine similar to the Tata Nexon.
Will produce maximum power of 110PS (108bhp) and torque of 140NM through a 5 speed Manual gearbox.
Will be available with a Sport mode instead of the Economy mode.
Will also include Engine auto Start/Stop system on specific variants.
The turbo petrol option is likely to be available on XT, XT(O), XZ, XZ(O) and XZ+ variants.
A new 'Harbour Blue’ shade will also be made available on the Altroz.
A 7 speed DCT automatic transmission option is expected to arrive later.
A new XZ+ variant will be introduced with more features.
The new features on the XZ+ will include:
8 speaker Harman system
Personalised wallpaper (Doodle) for touchscreen
IRA connected car features
What 3 words based navigation
Hindi and English voice recognition
X-press cool function for Climate control
Though there won't be significant cosmetic changes on the Turbo petrol variants except for the “i-Turbo” badge at the rear.
The interior of all the Altroz Variants will get a new “Light grey and black” colour theme.
Pricing for the new turbo petrol equipped version is expected to start from Rs.7.99L for the XT variant and go up to Rs.9L for the XZ+ variant. (All prices ex showroom) Stay tuned for further updates on the Tata Altroz turbo version.
Tata Motors has produced 4 million passenger vehicles in India as of today and are now running the ‘We Love You 4 Million’ campaign. Tata says that the Indica, Sierra, Sumo, Safari and Nano broke barriers across categories in the Indian automobile sector. Tata Safari launch pioneered the idea of ‘lifestyle SUV’ in the Indian auto industry, and was an aspirational four-wheeler for customers. In honouring Sumant Moolgaonkar’s legacy, Tata Sumo SUV was introduced. The Indica shaped how a compact passenger vehicle is received. In recent years, their new age vehicles comprise Tiago and Nexon, both of which have been
a great success and one among the best in their segment. Currently its product portfolio comprises of Tiago, Tigor, Nexon, Harrier and Altroz.
Next on, the 7-seat Gravitas is expected to launch along with a mini crossover codenamed the HBX. Tata Motors has also the small volume EV segment and enjoys 67 percent market share. The 1 million production mark for passenger vehicles was reached in 2005-06. The 3 million mark was reached in 2015.
Tata Motors is the first homegrown auto manufacturer to have developed indigenous capabilities from design, development, validation and manufacturing stages, along with streamlined sales and service operations. Tata Motors also notifies it’s the first car manufacturer to install a crash test facility in India. Tata Motors has in-house design and simulation studios, which facilitate rapid prototyping, digital product development, and fully-equipped emission testing facilities. Tata Motors operates manufacturing facilities at Chikhali, Pune; Sanand in Gujarat; and the FIAPL plant at Ranjangaon in Pune.
Toyota India is preparing to launch the facelifted Toyota Fortuner on the 6th of January, 2021. Apart from launching the facelifted version of the existing Fortuner, Toyota is also bringing the Legender version of the SUV as well. The Legender is essentially a highly upgraded flagship Variant of the Fortuner SUV, previously launched in Thailand and Australia. Bookings have commenced unofficially for the new facelifted SUV at select dealerships for an advance of ?50,000.
The majority of the upgrades will occur at the front end of the Fortuner. While the facelift of the existing model will feature a new grille, LED
headlights with LED DRLs, redesigned fog lights and a new silver skid plate, the highest-spec Legender variant will feature a sharper front design with Bi-projector LED Headlamps with LED DRLs. Other changes will include redesigned 18” alloy wheels and re-profiled LED taillights. The Legender will feature unique design 20” alloy wheels.
The new Fortuner launched in Thailand features an all-black interior with a new instrument cluster and a larger, 9” touchscreen infotainment system. The Fortuner Legender edition also offers a powered tailgate with the swipe-to-open function, wireless charging and a 360-degree parking camera. Similar to the facelifted Innova Crysta, the new Fortuner will also include Android auto and Apple carplay finally.
The first powertrain for the facelifted Fortuner will be the 2.7L petrol engine which produces 166 PS and 245 Nm through either a 6 speed manual or automatic gearbox. The highest spec Fortuner Legender will get a new 2.8L turbo diesel engine which produces 204 PS and 500 Nm. While all the models will be 2WD as standard, only the diesel will get a 4WD option.
The current BS6 Toyota Fortuner is available from ?28.66 lakh to ?36.88 lakh (ex-showroom).
The price of the upgraded models will be available on the launch date, 6th January 2021.
Stay tuned for further updates on the new Fortuner.
Mercedes Benz has revealed the new 2021 Mercedes-Maybach S-class a couple months after the debut of the new-generation S-class. Following S-class tradition, the new Maybach S-class promises to raise the bar for luxury limousines by offering greater interior space and a host of new comfort-oriented features.
At 5,469mm, the new Maybach S class is a significant 180mm longer than the long-wheelbase version of the new S-class, which translates to the wheelbase, which is 3,396mm long – 31mm longer than even the outgoing Maybach S-class.
However, Mercedes-Benz has only made small exterior additions to help distinguish the Maybach from lesser S-classes. These changes
include the signature Maybach grille with slim vertical bars and a ‘Maybach’ inscription on top, a central chrome fin on the bonnet, a chrome applique for the lower parts of the front and rear bumpers, 34-spokealloy wheels, larger rear doors, Maybach insignias on the C-pillars and an optional two-tone paintjob with a ‘dividing line’, which can take up to a week to be completed.
The Maybach S class retains the minimalistic interior design of the new S-class, while also including the second-gen MBUX infotainment system, a 12.8-inch tablet-style OLED infotainment screen, a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument display and up to three screens for rear-seat passengers.
The interior also gets wood finishes for the front seatbacks, with a matching finish applied to the rear-centre console as well. The new Maybach S-class gets individual ‘Executive’ rear seats and a Chauffeur package as standard. The backrest of the Executive seats can be reclined by as much as 43.5 degrees, and the backrest of the front passenger seat can be tilted forward by as much as 23 degrees to free up even more room at the back, allowing the rear-seat passenger to stretch out and relax.
The Maybach also features a massage function integrated into the rear seat calf rests, a neck/shoulder heating function for the rear passengers, adaptive rear lighting, powered rear door opening and closing, an optional rear refrigeration compartment between the Executive seats and active road noise compensation included in the Burmester 4D sound system to produce counter-phased sound waves.
Other features include an active ambient lighting system, which employs 253 LEDs, a head-up display with augmented reality, along with an optional Interior Assist function, which uses cameras to track movements of the car’s occupants and proactively trigger certain functions.
The new Maybach S-class gets only a 4.0L twin turbo V8 assisted by a 48V ‘EQ Boost’ mild-hybrid system that can provide as much as 20hp in short bursts. This powertrain can produce upto 496hp and 700Nm torque. A 9-speed automatic gearbox is standard, along with all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Maybach S-class also gets a rear-axle steering system, which turns the rear wheels by up to 10 degrees in the opposite direction of the front axle when parking, and by up to 4.5 degrees in the same direction as the front axle at speeds of over 60kph. This provide a tighter turning circle (11.2m) to the new Maybach S class.
The new Maybach S class is equipped with 18 airbags as standard.
Other safety features include the Pre-Safe Impulse side function (part of the E-Active Body Control suspension), which lifts the car up by 80mm when it detects an impending side-on crash. The E-Active Body Control suspension is a part of optional extras.
Like the standard S-class, the new Maybach S-class, too, gets Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities, and by the second half of 2021, will be able to drive entirely on its own on certain stretches with dense traffic upto a max speed of 60kph in Germany. As with all Level 3 autonomous-certified vehicles, the Maybach S-class will require the driver to be alert at all times and ready to take to the controls again, should the situation demand it.
Launch and price:
The new Maybach S-class will be launched in the first half of 2021 initially in China. An Indian launch is likely to happen only by the year 2022, only after the launch of the standard S500. When launched, the new Maybach S-class will be priced at around Rs.2 crore (ex-showroom).
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