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Tata Altroz takes a dig at New i20 and Hyundai Responded Back Cleverly!


Tata Altroz takes a dig at New i20 and Hyundai Responded Back Cleverly!

by admin | November 02, 2020


Tata Altroz vs Hyundai New i20

Rivalry can be quite fun for the spectators. It's even more fun when big brands take a dig at their rivals in a direct manner. Tata motors has released an ad for their Altroz premium hatchback based on the Halloween theme, which takes a dig at the soon to be launched Hyundai i20. 

            Tata Motors have been running an all new 2020 Halloween Campaign using their cars. However, one particular ad with the Altroz directly takes a hit on the upcoming rival, 2020 Hyundai i20. This short video has a caption too, “You Can I the Trick 20 Times , but it’s the treat that you fall for” which is directly mentions the upcoming i20. The car is even wrapped in the video to show that it is yet to be launched. In simple terms, they are referring to the i20 as a trick with loads of features and the Altroz as a treat. Hyundai i20 is all set to become the most feature loaded car in the segment once launched next week in India. 

         Hyundai has also responded to this ad from Tata with a short video along with the caption, “The darkness has found a new treat. This is no trick. The all-new i20 is all set to treat you with its sleek style and thrilling performance. Stay tuned.”

The 2020 Hyundai i20 will be launched in India on 5th November, 2020. Bookings for the new premium hatchback have already commenced in India and a considerable amount of details of the new i20 are already out on the internet. It will be loaded with features and compete against the Tata Altroz with two petrol engines and one diesel engine. The Altroz is a strong product too, with best in class safety credentials and handling. It remains to be seen how both the hatchbacks perform in real world, as well as in terms of sales.


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    Nissan will be unveiling their new Magnite compact SUV later this year. This here is a quick walkthrough on the highlights of this new Compact SUV in town.

    Exterior

    The new Nissan Magnite, though being based on the Renault Triber's CMFA platform, will sport a unique and aggressive design language. The Magnite will feature a large Octagonal grille at the front of an aggressive bumper design. The new Magnite will also feature large L-shaped LED DRLs on either side of the grille. The sides will have strong muscular shoulder lines and squared-off wheel arches. The Tail lamps will receive 3D LED treatment

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    as well. The top trim levels will receive funky looking 16” dual-tone alloy wheels whereas the entry-level variants are expected to receive 15 inch Steel rims. A dual-tone roof option is also expected to be provided at launch.

    Interior:

    The new Nissan Magnite interior will feature a traditional design layout with some nice design touches. The interior is expected to sport a hexagonal theme with hexagonal AC vents, the hexagonal pattern on the seats while the centre console will house a freestanding 8-inch Touchscreen system. All the variants are expected to get a dual-tone theme. Space is expected to be comparable to other compact SUVs while also providing an ample number of features.

    The top trim levels will receive Auto headlamps, Auto wipers, Cruise control, Auto climate control, a semi-digital instrument cluster similar to the Triber and armrests for the front and rear seats. The touchscreen system will also be available with Connected car features & telematics control unit through the Nissan connect app.

    Practicality:

    The Nissan Magnite is expected to offer boot space compared to other compact SUVs in its class complementing all the storage options in the cabin. All variants will get flat-folding rear seats too.

    Safety:

    The new Nissan Magnite will be providing dual airbags with ABS and EBD as standard across all variants. The top variants will also receive Side airbags similar to the Renault Triber along with Vehicle stability management, Electronic Stability Control, Hill hold control and smart key access system.

    Powertrains:

    The new Nissan Magnite will feature two petrol engine options. The entry-level variants will receive the 1.0l 3 cyl petrol engine from the Renault Triber producing 72PS power through a 5 speed Manual gearbox while the higher variants will be available with a new 1.0L 3 cyl turbo petrol engine producing 95PS power through either a 5-speed gearbox or a CVT gearbox.

    Launch & price:

    This Nissan Magnite will go on sale by early next year and compete against the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Ecosport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the new Kia Sonet. Prices are expected to start from around ?6L on road for the base petrol variant and go up to ?11L for the top-spec automatic variants. Stay tuned for further updates on the Nissan Magnite compact SUV.


    Tata Motors has launched its flagship Safari 7-seat SUV on the 22nd February 2021. The new Safari ranges from Rs.14.69l to Rs.21.25l (ex showroom).

    The new Safari will be available in 6 variants in total.

    The Variants include:

    XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, XZ+

    The new gen Safari is essentially the 7 seat extended version of the Harrier 5 seat SUV based on the Land Rover derived OMEGA arc platform. Earlier this SUV was named the Buzzard at the Geneva auto expo, which was then changed to Gravitas for the Delhi auto expo last year. Now, Tata motors has finalized that it will be

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    the successor to legendary and iconic Safari SUV.

    Based on the Harrier, the Safari is around 60mm longer than the Harrier to accommodate the extra 2 seats while also being taller to provide better headroom for the 3rd row. Except for the larger dimensions and extra seats, the Safari is largely similar to the 5-seat Harrier. However, the front grille gets a slightly different treatment, featuring the signature Tri-arrow pattern finished in Chrome.

    The tailgate is more upright, giving the Safari a more boxy appearance and the SUV also features long functional roof rails for lifestyle utility. The top spec variants receive 18” dual tone alloy wheels with the design similar to the Harrier's whereas the lower spec variants carry forward the exact same 16” Steel wheels seen on the Harrier’s lower variants. The higher variants are also offered with a Panoramic sunroof.

    The new Safari is available  with 7 seats as standard while only the XZ and XZ+ will be optional with a 6 seat configuration.

    Here’s a detailed walkthrough on the features available on the different Variants:

    XE: Rs.14.69L

    • Projector headlamps

    • Functional roof rails (75kg load bearing)

    • Halogen bi-functional DRLs

    • Central locking

    • All-black interior

    • Telescopic steering wheel

    • Front center armrest with cooled storage

    • Power windows

    • Manual Air-con

    • Rear AC vents

    • Digital MID

    • 60:40 split 2nd row seats

    • Boss mode 2nd row

    • 50:50 split 3rd row

    • 16” Steel rims

    Standard safety features include:

    • Dual airbags

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • All wheel disc brakes

    • ABS with EBD

    • Corner stability control

    • ESP with traction control

    • Hill hold control

    • Roll over mitigation

    • Hydraulic brake assist

    • Electronic brake prefill

    • Brake disc wiping

    • Engine drag torque control

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Reverse sensors

    • Engine immobilizer

    • Perimetric alarm

    XM: Rs.16L (XMA : Rs.17.25L)

    • Front fog lamps

    • Rear wiper/washer and defogger

    • Electrically adjustable ORVMs

    • Driver seat height adjust

    • 7” touchscreen system

    • Reverse assist display

    • 6 speakers from Harman

    • Steering mounted audio controls

    • Rear armrest

    • Remote central locking

    • Multi drive modes : City, Eco and Sport

    XT: Rs.17.45L

    • 18” single tone alloys

    • Soft touch dash top

    • Dual tone interior

    • Reverse camera

    • Android Auto & Apple carplay

    • IRA connect features

    • What 3 words

    • Smart key access

    • Push button start

    • Power folding ORVMs

    • Cruise control

    • Auto climate control

    • Auto Headlamps & wipers

    • Mood lighting

    • Auto dimming IRVM

    • Tyre pressure monitoring system

    XT+: Rs.18.25L

    • Panoramic sunroof

    XZ: Rs.19.15L (XZA : Rs.20.40L)

    • Dual tone machined 18” alloys

    • Xenon projector headlamps

    • Oyster white Leather upholstery

    • Leather wrap steering and gear lever

    • 7” semi digital instrument cluster

    • 8.8” touchscreen system

    • 9 speakers from JBL with subwoofer

    • 6 way Powered driver seat

    • Driver lumbar adjust

    • Terrain response modes (Wet and rough modes)

    Additional safety features include:

    • 6 Airbags

    • Hill descent control

    XZ+: Rs.19.99L (XZA+ : Rs.21.25L)

    • Panoramic sunroof

    As a surprise, Tata motors has also launched the ADVENTURE PERSONA special edition of the Safari which sports a few significant cosmetic changes. This special edition features a new Tropical Mist body colour along with piano Black replacing the Chrome inside and out. The Grille, window line and door handles are finished in piano Black while the R18 alloy wheels are finished in charcoal grey. The interior too gets a different treatment, with an all black dashboard featuring a lot more piano Black and the oyster white upholstery replaced by Earthy brown(beige) on the seats and door pads.

    This special Adventure Persona edition is priced at Rs.20.20L for the manual and Rs.21.45L for the Automatic.

    Powertrain:

           The Safari, just like the Harrier is available with a diesel engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission as standard. A 6 speed torque converter automatic transmission is available only on the XMA, XZA and XZA+ variants. The 2L Kryotec turbo diesel produces 170PS Power and 350NM torque. From the XM variant onwards, the Safari is available with three drive modes; Eco, City and Sport. The XZ and XZ+ variants also get Terrain response modes which includes a Wet mode and Rough road mode as well.

    Rivals:

     Tata’s new flagship SUV will compete against the likes of the MG Hector plus and the next generation Mahindra XUV500.


    Honda has launched the new WR-V facelift after the delays due to Corona virus pandemic. The updated WR-V is available with a petrol and diesel engine options.

    Exterior:

    On the outside, the new WR-V gets more aggressive front and rear bumpers with a new grille with horizontal slats, new LED projector headlamps, new LED tail lamps, LED DRLs and roof rails. Additionally, both the petrol and diesel versions get separate new 16” alloy wheel designs.

    Interior:

    The interior gets new design pattern on the upholstery and updated quality materials. Features like Power windows, electric foldable ORVMs, 16” alloy wheels, driver seat height adjust, 7”

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    Digipad2.0 touchscreen system, reverse camera, automatic climate control and projector headlamps are standard on both the variants of the new WR-V facelift.

    The VX variant additionally gets LED projector headlamps, LED fog lamps, front center armrest, cruise control, electric sunroof, Smart key with push button start and a leather wrap steering wheel.

    Engines:

    The new WR-V is available with BS6 complaint 1.2L petrol and 1.5L Diesel engines producing 90PS & 100PS of maximum power and 110NM and 200NM of Peak Torque respectively. The petrol is available with a 5 speed manual transmission while the Diesel is available with a 6 speed manual gearbox.

    Price:

    The new WR-V will take on the BS6 versions of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford Ecosport. The petrol versions of the WR-V are priced at ?8.5L & ?9.7L while the diesel versions are priced at ?9.8L & ?10.99L for the SV & VX variants respectively. Honda is additionally offering the WR-V with a 3-year/unlimited kilometre warranty as standard to provide peace of mind & hassle free experience to its customers.