Hyundai i20 Active Facelift Review & First Drive

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Hyundai i20 Active Overview

The hatchback-based crossover segment is slowly metamorphosing and the recent launches in this division imply the immense potential it has. Hyundai i20 Active is the Korean car maker’s first hatchback-based crossover for the Indian market, which is conceived based on the company’s immensely popular premium hatchback, i20.While it retains the DNA that i20 embodies, tweaks made are confined to cosmetic changes on the outside, minor interior revisions (excluding the equipment list) and insignificant mechanical updates. Apply car loan for i20 Active at Fincarz.

Exterior styling additions include matte grey cladding on the base of the car, faux skid plates, roof rails, redesigned alloy wheels, reworked bumpers in front/rear/ round fog lights, projector head lights with DRLs/cornering lights, new fuel filler lid and glossy black C-pillar. Cabin features a blue/black dual-tone interior scheme for light exterior shades and an all-black colour scheme for darker exterior shades. Safety features have been carried forward as it is from the regular i20.

The crossover’s range includes two petrol and three diesel variants. Engine configuration comprises the same 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine along with the 1.4-litre CRDi diesel motor powering the standard i20. Ground clearance has been raised by 20 mm to 190 mm and minor gearing changes (6% for petrol and 11% for diesel variants) have also been bestowed for improved bottom-end responses.

Hyundai i20 Active Exterior & Look

There are quite a few changes in the Hyundai i20 Active. Out goes the trapezoidal fog lamp design and in come rounded ones with cornering function. This is a steering wheel based function so when you turn right the right driving lamp lights up, similarly the left one lights up when you turn left (this is activated only when you switch on the headlamps). Hyundai have inverted the i20’s grille on the Active with a chunky lower bumper protruding into the grille. There are LED daytime running lamps along with the projectors. Hyundai has given the i20 Active new colour schemes (like the brown from the spy shots we posted earlier) to differentiate it from the Elite i20.

The changes have been done up in a subtle manner and we feel that the i20 is one of the best ‘cross’ vehicles out there in the market. There are satin-finish roof rails, however we would have preferred them to be in body colour. The alloys have a new design too, but look largely similar to the ones on the Elite i20. The fuel lid is also done in a satin finish. Typical to its cross-styled rivals, the i20 Active too gets matte black cladding that underscores the bumpers and the side skirts. There are changes to the rear as well and these include the faux aluminium skid plate and round reflectors.

Hyundai i20 Active Interior & Space

Not much has changed on the inside. The design elements continue unchanged on the i20 Active when compared to the Elite i20. So, one gets the same dash, the same instrumentation and similar quality as the Polo challenger. And that’s not a bad thing because the Elite i20 is already top of the class when it comes to interiors; be it the feeling of space, the numerous stowage spaces, seating comfort or even space for that matter, the Elite i20 leads the pack.The equipment list is equally exhaustive. One gets everything from the top of the line Elite i20 on this, the i20 Active SX. So there’s keyless entry and start, a multifunctional steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, a stereo with 1 GB internal memory, digital climate control and a reversing camera.

It also gets automatic lights, ABS and air bags. Additionally, the i20 Active gets cornering lights and aluminium pedals. Yes, we know the latter doesn’t really add to the driving experience in any way, but we like it for it looks cool.What’s not so cool, is the use of blue on the dashboard, the doors and the seats. It just takes away from that plush feeling the Elite i20 is known for. Now this ‘blue’ is exclusive to the silver car. If you do however choose the brown or the red, all you get is matte orange outlines and inserts for the aircon vents, stereo, seats and the gear-lever. To be honest, we would have preferred an all black interior but if we had to choose between the two existing options – and this reads strange to me even as I write it – we’d settle for the orange.For i20 Active visit Sccaudi

Hyundai i20 Active Engine & Gearbox

The i20 Active gets two engine options, first is a 1.2-litre petrol and second is the 1.4-litre U2 diesel. First is the petrol engine. This engine also powers the i20, and it produces 81bhp and 114Nm of torque. The engine is extremely quiet and there isn’t much vibrations. The engine does pull well but only at high-rpm, which means you need go up to 3,500rpm every time you drive in traffic. You need to alter a bit of your driving style, else get used to shifting gears much often to move fast, especially in traffic. For relaxed driving, this engine power is sufficient. For that quick overtake you need to downshift, be it in city or on an open road.

The diesel engine is a 1.4-litre that produces a good power of 90bhp and 220Nm. One thing that has impressed be about this engine is its quietness and the vibrations that are minimal, despite being a diesel. The output on paper is decent, but in reality it is linear increase and there is sufficient power to pull at low engine speeds. The final drive of the i20 Active has been shortened when compared to the Elite i20, making it extremely easy to drive. This makes it effort less as one doesn’t really have to shift gears often in city traffic. Even for overtaking most of the times there is sufficient power to pull. This comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission that is again easy to shift. The diesel gave us a mileage of 16km/l in the city under normal driving conditions and 20km/l on the highway.The five-speed manual gear levers are easy to shift and do not feel rubbery. Even the throws of the gear lever are short and easier to change. In city, the petrol will return about a fuel efficiency of 13.8km/l under normal driving.

Hyundai i20 Active Driving Dynamics

The i20 Active gets a revised suspension setup while towards the front it has been fitted with McPherson strut with coil spring towards the front while the rear gets coupled torsion beam axle with coil spring, gas type shock absorbers which will really effective for bad roads plus it definitely gains its advantage from the enhanced ground clearance of 190 mm.

Hyundai i20 Active Braking & Safety

In terms of occupant protection, the i20 Active is very well equipped. The top-end variant gets six airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors and camera. The centre infotainment screen on the top end variant doubles up as the display of the reversing camera while the mid S variant, the rear view mirror does the same. The overall build of the car also feels strong and confidence inspiring.

Hyundai i20 Active Price in Bangalore

Hyundai I20 Active On-Road Price in Bangalore ranges from 8,60,574 to 12,70,411 for variants i20 Active 1.2 Base and i20 Active 1.4 SX Dual Tone respectively. Hyundai I20 Active is available in 7 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Hyundai I20 Active variants price in Bangalore. check for i20 Active price in Bangalore at Autozhop.

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As far as cross hatchbacks go, then, this is a great example – not over-styled, but just distinctive enough to stand out from the thousands of i20s that already ply our streets. It has all of Hyundai’s core strengths – equipment, styling and ease of use, but also suffers from its usual weaknesses – primarily an unengaging driving experience. Its use of funky interior colours is a bit adventurous, but we think it works in a more ‘lifestyle-oriented’ vehicle like this.

We have to say, however, that its biggest strength comes from the fact that its donor car – the i20 – is such a capable product, and less so from the rugged styling add-ons that the Active brings with it. For most, we still think the i20 hatchback will be more than car enough, but for those who want something more distinctive, the i20 Active is clearly one of the best cars of its kind. However, at a price that’s around Rs 90,000 more than the equivalent i20, this top-end SX trim bears a heavy premium, so you will have to shell out a lot to stand out from the crowd.

 

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Toyota Carolla Altis Performance & Test Drive

Toyota Carolla Altis Overview

Even before the Corolla was first launched in India in 2003, its legendary reputation preceded it. Yet, the world’s best-selling car couldn’t really replicate its global triumph in India. Sure, it had bullet-proof reliability and promised fuss-free motoring, but the Corolla had to deal with twin challenges of a segment that was fast shrinking and increasing competition from rivals that were more exciting to look at and drive. Worries that the all-new Corolla is popped from the same mould can be cast aside. The new styling is superb not just by conservative Corolla standards, but even when compared to the competition. The interiors are completely new too, and spec-for-spec, the Corollas have now been better-equippe

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Toyota Carolla Altis Design

Toyota has taken a page or two out of other manufacturers’ books, and that’s no bad thing. The Altis leads with the prominent logo on the nose of the chrome grille, and runs into swept-back double-barrel headlamps that remind me of the Chris Bangle-designed BMW 5-series. Only one projector unit is present per headlamp, but that is also a step ahead from the previous bulb-and-reflector design. Look carefully and you’ll notice an interesting mix of chrome and blacked-out bits in the headlamp itself. There is also an LED strip, but unexpectedly it isn’t a DRL array, it is the pilot lamp substitute. I really like the way the horizontal chrome strips of the grille extend above – and inside! – the headlamps. Toyota has also followed the now-standard trapezoid design for the front bumper that lends the Altis quite a bit of aggression, but they’ve not made it overt like the Mitsubishis, which is nice. Strangely, the diesel top-spec variant doesn’t get fog lamps.

From the front three quarter and the side, the Corolla reveals its intentions to be comfortable rather than sporty, but it certainly isn’t dumpy any more. There is an element of the horizontal lines rising toward the rear, like the shoulder line and the lower window sill. The strong creases help accentuate the sporty design elements and the thin spokes of the new alloy wheels help give it that ‘superleggera’ feel.

At the rear, the pictures reveal that the sporty plot is lost sight a little, but it doesn’t look out of proportion at all in the flesh. The slim, wrap-around tail-lamps that extend into the bootlid and the fat chrome strip that links the two tail-lamps help take your eyes off the height of the tail. Interestingly, the same trapezoid design of the front is carried over at the rear with the metal surrounding the numberplate and the creases of the bumper, and the Altis carries it off with style. Toyota has stuck with giving the Altis badge priority, and a small variant designation is present below the right tail ;

Toyota Carolla Altis Cabin

They might not have the lines to flaunt and impress but then when it comes to functionality, this one does its job well. It gets everything from leather upholstery, spacious and comfy seats to a host of many other features.Apply car loan for Carolla Altis.

The seats are extremely comfortable and well cushioned. Only the GL variant gets a 8 way power adjustable driver seat. Seats in both rows are well crafted. The headroom is fantastic even though this one is shorter in height and also due to the increase in length and wheelbase; the rear seats too offer great legroom. It is also the only car in this segment to have reclining rear seats

On the central console, there is a nice beige touch given to the dashboard. The GL and G variants get 7.0 LCD touch screen while the JS gets a 5.8 LCD touchscreen. It can control various functions like Bluetooth telephony, navigation system, entertainment as well as accessing vehicle information. Along with offering options like USB and Aux-in, it has a SD card reader too which can be accessed by tilting the touchscreen.

It gets numerous storage options throughout the cabin. The Auto Climate control Ac can be controlled via the unit on the central console. This unit cools the cabin effectively but then absence of rear AC vents is felt too especially under extreme day time climate.

Toyota Carolla Altis Gearbox

The Altis gets the same 1.8 litre unit albeit with a host of changes. The VVTi unit gets an upgraded ECU and now puts out 132 PS @ 6000 rpm and a max torque of 170 Nm @ 4200 rpm. All this adds up the Altis being pretty urgent in its power delivery. Mash the throttle from rest and the car gallops to a 100 km/h in 13.11 seconds. Keeping the throttle pinned and we managed to hit a 188.54 km/h before we ran out of roads. Check for Carolla Altis in sccaudi

The Altis managed pretty good acceleration figures as you can see, but the real forte of the car is its drivability. Be it any gear the Altis never gets bogged down and squirts forward the moment you jab the throttle. In-gear acceleration is simply outstanding with hardly any downshifts required which is a boon when driving around town.

Our Altis came equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox which had a positive shift action but required more effort when shifting through the gate quickly. The excellent powerplant though is somewhat of a let down on the refinement front. At high speeds the all aluminium unit gets pretty vocal and was not quite melodious according to automotive standards. Another noticeable thing was the over enthusiastic rev limiter which gets involved pretty soon and made the acceleration tests a real chore. Braking though is one of the Altis’s strong points with ABS, EBD and discs all round managing to haul down the car from 100 km/h in just 57 metres without any sort of drama.

Toyota Carolla Altis Driving

Toyota cars are usually known for their comfort oriented suspension setup. The new Corolla Altis has McPherson Strut at the front and Torsion Beam for the rear. The Japanese automaker has managed to achieve a good balance of ride and handling with a more comfort oriented layout. The softly sprung suspension makes the ride pliant in most of the road conditions and at variable speeds. It absorbs potholes and undulations smoothly, without giving much vertical movement inside the cabin. There is no sharp sound and feel from the suspension over bad roads and it just thuds at broken and harsh section of roads. At high speeds, it lacks the solid feel of its European rivals but it is composed enough for highway confidence.

Handling has improved and it is quite responsive in corners, maintaining its line with confidence. However, there is some body roll while cornering hard and the steering feedback is on the lighter side. For a well cushioned ride and strong grip, the 205/55/R16 Yokohama tyres do a fantastic job. The steering is light and easy for maneuvering at slow speeds and weighs up as the speed increases but not as much as we would have liked. Braking performance is brisk with a controlled nose-dive and positive pedal feedback.

Toyota Carolla Altis Safety

The New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 gets automatic climate control. It also gets a new seven-inch touchscreen audio with Bluetooth, Navigation and Steering mounted controls. It also gets a revers parking camera. This touch screen is new and is easy to use. The touch functionality is nice and feels more premium now. For more information on Toyota Carolla Altis check AutoZhop

The car also features cruise control, which becomes a boon on this long expressway drives. Auto dimming mirrors and chrome door handles are also seen now on this car. The headlamps of the New Toyota Corolla Altis 2017 are projectors with LED DRLS and also the taillamps are LEDs. It terms of safety, it is equipped with seven airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist and ESP.

Toyota Carolla Altis Price

Toyota Corolla Altis On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 20,00,515 to 23,73,896 for variants Corolla Altis 1.8 G and Corolla Altis 1.8 VL AT respectively. Toyota Corolla Altis is available in 5 variants and 7 colours. Below are details of Toyota Corolla Altis variants price in Chennai. Check for Carolla Altis price in Chennai at Carzprice.

Toyota Carolla Altis Round Up

The 2014 Toyota Corolla Altis is back with a bang. The styling has vastly improved, so much so that it looks better than most of the competition. Interiors are distinctive yet luxurious and there are enough features on offer to make you feel special. In terms of comfort, the new Altis is a tough nut to crack in this segment with a spacious cabin and pliant ride. However, new engine options would have been appreciated, especially the diesel, which is underpowered for a car of this size and a few safety features are sorely missing for this segment. Toyota cars are known for their interior quality, comfortable ride and durability. Such has been the case with the Corolla until now but along with this, Toyota has definitely managed to add the ‘Wakudoki’ factor to the new eleventh generation Corolla.

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Major Features Which Are Enabled With Virtual Phone Number

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You can get business number without any cost. It will be unique phone number and toll free for your all customers. Having business phone number is not a difficult task. There are number of website that gives you business phone number freely with number of best features.

Everyone has their own mobile phones. Especially people have smart Phones that made their life much easier as everything is application based. If you want your business at peak point in the market, you must have to upload your business phone number on your webpage.

People, who have their specific business, require a phone number for their business.Business phone number is only way that connects to you from your customer directly.

Every customer will have any query related to your product and it is your responsibility to solve it immediately. That business phone number separates your personal calls and business calls. You will have idea which call has to attend at what time. For Virtual Phone Number visit Linkedphone.

Number of websites or applications is available on the internet that provide you  business number easily and without charges. One of best feature of business phone number provider is auto attendant or auto receptionist

.In this case, you do not have to need for large number of employees for attending all calls. When you get virtual phone number for enhancing your business, you will also get many facilities including calling facility at cheap rates.

Other facilities which are enabled with virtual phone number are:

Customer greeting

Auto receptionist

Email request

Facebook and twitter messages

Call history

Call recording

Port existing number

Multiple extensions

No extra hardware needed

Dynamic task management

Voice mail and transcription

Call queues

High quality sound

Free talk up to 10000 minutes Toll free

Call forwarding to any device

DND status

Permanent reports

Black list call routing

Conference calls

Visual call flow configuration

Use your existing phone

Mobile app for both android and iOS

The number that you have chosen for your business from virtual phone number service provider will be active within two minutes. You should have to place this phone number on your website so that customers will call you instantly and your calling feature will activated on your chosen number.

This number will be toll free across all over world and very local with number in area code.The service provider will give you calling facility with effective rate. So, buy virtual phone number as soon as possible for your business and its growth.

Your customer will satisfy with your quick response and interesting problem solving trick.It will be unique and toll free phone number for your all customers. Get your business phone number from website that gives you business phone number freely with number of best features.

 

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What Are The Benefits Of Virtual Receptionists

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A virtual receptionist can work 24 hours a day, every single day including holidays. It is an instant phone answering service all the time. Each virtual receptionist account is set up to meet the needs of your business.Virtual receptionist is a great alternative to having an actual employee.

Hiring a virtual receptionist service will eliminate hiring, pays, and dealing with employee issues. The virtual receptionist will learn all about your company and all vital information about your business will be delivered directly to the operator as data with every incoming call. 

They will answer your phone with a custom company greeting. This will give the operator the advantage of dealing with the clients as if they were answering the phones at your company.The virtual receptionist is a great method to streamline your organisation.

This type of service will optimise your profits and time. The virtual receptionist can perform at the same level as a staff member. This will allow you to focus on work and less about the company phones.

The receptionist is the front line of many business and practices around the country. They will handle all incoming calls, route phone calls, screen and transfer the callers to certain departments. In many cases, the receptionist gives the first impression to callers about your business.

Every call is a very important part of your business and your virtual receptionist can handle all of these functions at a fraction of the cost.Today, your receptionist doesn’t need to be seated at a desk in your office. In fact, you do not even have to hire an employee at all. For Virtual Receptionists check oksociety

The virtual receptionist is the best way to reduce your overhead and improve the company’s image. With the recent high gas prices, offices going green, the idea of a virtual receptionist is gaining in popularity all around the country. This service will mean your present employees can utilise their time with office services while not being inside of an office all day.

The virtual receptionist services will help a small business grow by providing a live operator to handle client calls. This service will save money for the small business by not dealing with the hassle of hiring a full time employee in the office.

 

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Volkswagen Polo GT Facelift First Drive & Overview

Volkswagen Polo GT Overview

Volkswagen came up with a mid-life update for its Polo last year. While the cosmetic changes were very minute and subtle, the alterations under the bonnet made it to the news for all the right reasons. The three-cylinder not-so-refined diesel engine was now replaced with an all-new mill having an extra cylinder on-board.This new 1.5-litre four-pot oil burner unit helped the German carmaker to kill two birds with a single stone. How? First, it overthrew the squawky 1.2-litre diesel engine, overcoming the lack of refinement and adequate power in the standard version. And secondary, it became a cheaper alternative to propel its performance-oriented GT version that fetched additional taxes due to a bigger 1.6-litre motor from the elder sibling Vento.

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We had a spin in the updated Polo couple of months back and found its very impressive overall. Although the earlier three-pot motor also felt decent around the city, but the moment you hit the highway and a quick overtaking was needed, the engine whined and laboured to power through, which is certainly not an issue with this new engine on duty.View offers on Volkswagen Cars from Volkswagen dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Volkswagen Polo GT Look

On the exterior there isn’t too much change. VW has added a black lip on the top of the hatch that matches the black side mirrors. The lights have been tweaked a bit but apart from that there is no change at all. On the interior the GT Tsi does feel a lot plusher than it did before. The steering wheel has been updated to the latest version that is seen across the board in al VW cars. The black and silver contrast on the steering mounted audio controls looks very classy. Same goes with the new dashboard and multimedia system. Like the previous car this GT TSi gets Bluetooth, AUX in, USB and an SD Card reader, this makes for no shortage of audio media.

Volkswagen Polo GT Comfort

Like any other German offering, cabin of the Polo GT focuses more on the functionality rather than aesthetics. The quality is top-notch and the layout is simple and extremely straightforward. Instead of the earlier dual-tone colour theme, the updated model gets an all-black treatment. From the black-beige dashboard to the silver centre console trim, now you get everything painted in black. Too much black. I must say. The new flat-bottomed steering wheel, however, comes as a pleasant surprise and enhances the sporty character of the car. The fine leather finish on the steering wheel, gear knob and hand brake lever is absolutely brilliant to hold and feels high-end.While the aluminium pedals and door sill plates with GT badges goes well with the theme inside and, overall, the cabin feels plush.

Volkswagen Polo GT Gearbox

The reduced displacement hasn’t made the Polo GT TDI slow by any measure. Useable power comes in from as low as 1,600rpm and when the turbo spools up nicely at about 1,900rpm, the engine pulls cleanly to 4,500rpm before gradually losing steam near its very un-diesel-like 5,500rpm limiter. Flat-out, it’ll do 0-100kph in 11.52 seconds, which is slightly slower than the older car’s 10.51 seconds. Like its 89bhp counterpart and its 1.6-litre predecessor, this motor has a solid mid-range, and it’s fun to work the five-speed manual gearbox to keep it in this zone. We can’t be certain without a back-to-back drive, but the new engine doesn’t seem to have as much power at the top end as the old 1.6. Check for Volkswagen Polo GT in aspnetmenu.com  

At the official test drive, VW had set up a handling circuit, which got our inner enthusiast excited about the possibility of reworked suspension for the GT TDI. Unfortunately, however, there has been no such change, and the car carries on with the standard setup. This is not to say the Polo is overly soft or floaty; in fact it handles quite tidily in any guise. It’s just that for a car that bears a sporty GT badge, we would have preferred a differently tuned ride and handling balance, one that erred more on the side of sportiness than comfort. Skoda did it with the Laura vRS, as did Ford with the old Fiesta S. Like before, however, the GT front suspension does seem a touch firmer than the GT TSI’s, to compensate for the heavier engine.

Volkswagen Polo GT Rideing

Driving the GT TSi is great. It behaves well when you want it to and even returns a good fuel mileage. That does depend on your driving style as well. The more you push it, the more visits you gotta make to the gas station. Yes, you will have fun pushing it, but that can be quite pricey on the pocket. The brakes can be quite touchy. Press the pedal and there is a definitive lag in the bite. At speeds you may be coming up on a car pretty quick and you may ease on the brakes to slow down the GT TSi but it doesn’t till you press quite hard on the pedal, and instead of gradually bringing the car to a halt kind does it with an unwanted jerk.

Volkswagen Polo GT Safety

There are plenty of Volkswagen Polo GT features in the safety section that ensure that customers rely upon the prowess of the hatch. Some of the safety features offered by the hatch include height-adjustable head restraints, 3-point seat belts, emergency exit, high mounted stop lamp, etc. For the braking system, Volkswagen Polo GT gets ABS along with disc brakes for the front wheel and drum brakes for the rear.

Volkswagen Polo GT Price in Hyderabad

Volkswagen Polo Gt On-Road Price in Hyderabad ranges from 10,58,528 to 10,73,526 for variants Polo GT TSI and Polo GT TDI respectively. Volkswagen Polo Gt is available in 2 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Volkswagen Polo Gt variants price in Hyderabad. Check for Polo GT price in Hyderabad at Carzprice.

Volkswagen Polo GT Bottomline

Now that the standard Polo TDI gets a punchy 89bhp version of this same engine rather than the weak old three-cylinder unit from before, forking out the extra money for the GT version may not seem as worthwhile as before. This is emphasised by the fact that there are no other mechanical changes to the car, and very few cosmetic differences. However, the standard TDI Highline is also more expensive than before, so while the performance gap between it and the GT has narrowed, so has the price gap; it’s now just around Rs 60,000. Still, if you enjoy driving, we feel the extra 14bhp is worth the extra spend.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport Review & First Drive

Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview

The Land Rover Discovery Sport is a perfect amalgamation of British luxury and off-road capabilities. It happens to be Land Rover’s most affordable SUV and is less expensive and more adventurous than its rivals. Also, the 3rd-row seat give it an edge over competition. The 4-cylinder, 2.0-L diesel engine from the Ingenium family offers an increased power output of 237 bhp, though the base model is still equipped with 134 bhp unit. The Land Rover Discovery Sports price in India has been tagged competitively, which makes it a viable option in the segment. View offers on Land Rover Cars from Land Rover dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport Look

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport images show its stylish exterior. A series of unique aesthetics add to the SUV’s sporty cues and muscular stance. At front, it gets a sleek grille, redesigned bumper, and premium LED automatic headlights with LED DRLs. The Dynamic design pack is exclusive on HSE Luxury and the exterior advancements comprise a chrome Tailpipe Finisher, Body Styling Kit, Black Pack with Unique Black Grille and also the Red ‘Sport’ badge and a distinct Black Rear License Plate Plinth.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Comfort

On the inside, the Discovery Sport is straight and simple. Purposeful, yet classy. It cannot be termed very premium but the build quality is solid and built to last. The finish in some areas does feel ordinary. The instrument cluster has twin dials and is lit in white, having a simplistic design. A new centre console comes in place and houses the gear dial which rises for use only when the ignition switch is activated. A new touchscreen infotainment system is seen in this SUV which is easy to operate even while driving, however, it takes time getting used to the interface .The driving position is not very tall but near perfect, and offers good visibility. The seats are firm, well contoured and comfortable. The seats also have electric adjustments. The vehicle over all is pretty spacious and has air vents for all rows. The huge panoramic glass roof further makes it feel spacious. The unique thing here is that every passenger gets a USB charging point which makes it a total of seven USB ports.

The Discovery Sport is slightly longer than the Freelander 2 and hence it also comes as a seven-seater option. Hence it makes this compact SUV a good option for a larger family. But its only the kids who can occupy the third row comfortably . The seven-seat version gets a space saving spare tyre instead of the full-size spare which is found on the standard five-seat version. For Land Rover Discovery Sport  check aspnetmenu.com 

Land Rover Discovery Sport Gearbox

The Discovery carries over its engines from the Freelander2, which are the 2.0-litre turbo petrol and 2.2-litre diesel. The diesel engine is offered in states of tune – 148bhp and 188bhp. The Discovery Sport weighs less than the Freelander2 and therefore has better performance too. The engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive. The 188 bhp version, that we got to drive, is very responsive and strong. The engine pretty silent and the NVH levels well controlled.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Rideing

The ride in the Discovery Sport is supple and Handling is comparable to its competition. It is sprung slightly stiffer than the Freelander2, which can be felt at times over some bad potholes. However, it has a lesser body roll and remains well composed even at high speeds. The steering is light and easy to maneuver, building weight as speed rises.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Safety

The Land Rover Discovery Sport gets disc brakes at both ends. On the safety front, it comes with advanced driver assistance features like- speed limiter, cruise control, lane departure and emergency braking. The Driver Pack comprises traffic sign recognition, driver condition monitor, adaptive speed limiter and blind spot monitor.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Price in Hyderabad

Land Rover Discovery Sport On-Road Price in Hyderabad ranges from 50,46,586 to 62,15,258 for variants Discovery Sport 2.0l Diesel Pure 5 Seats and Discovery Sport 2.0l Diesel HSE Luxury 5 Seats respectively. Land Rover Discovery Sport is available in 2 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Land Rover Discovery Sport variants price in Hyderabad. Check for Discovery Sport price in Hyderabad at Carzprice.

Land Rover Discovery Sport Bottomline

The Land Rover Discover Sport features stylish looks, excellent powertrain, great ride and handling, elegant cabin and an over-achieving off-road capability and is a bargain for the entry-level price.The Land Rover Discovery Sport challenges the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Volvo XC60. Its price ranges from INR 53.6 lakhs to INR 72.2 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai). While it compares well with its competition and is at par in most things, it doesn’t impart an equivalent luxurious feel. Rather, the Discover Sport differentiates itself as being a more serious, spacious and a skilled off-roader. This SUV will set you apart from the rest.

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Performance & Test Drive

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Overview

Maruti Suzuki had one of the hottest exhibits at the 2016 Auto Expo, where they showcased the Ignis. The off-beat styling with a crossover-esque design grabbed a lot of eye balls. After waiting for a year, the Ignis has been finally launched with a range of engine and transmission options along with highly customisable trims. The Indo-Japanese carmaker is targeting the millennial youth audience with the Ignis and retailing it via their premium NEXA dealerships across the country. What’s the hype all about? We find out in our test drive in Chennai.The Maruti Ignis is a first of its kind hatchback with crossover styling based on a new global platform of Suzuki. Although Maruti themselves have a few hatchbacks cannibalising the Ignis, the carmaker is targeting a different audience with their latest product. View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis Look

The designers has not messed much with the production variant of the Ignis and thus the car looks identical to the concept IM-4 which was showcased at the Geneva Motor show.

Compared to the concept the production variant Ignis has a striking front profile with a large grille with some chrome elements on it. The encapsulated headlamps actually will remind you of the old retro Japanese cars. Suzuki says that the headlamp design has been inherited from the first-generation Cervo, which was their fist mini sports car. The lower front profile of the Ignis however looks quite modern because of the sportier yet bold appearing front bumper; this sporty bumper also gets integrated round shaped fog lamps which definitely blend well with the capsule like silhouette of the Crossover. The front bonnet gets clamshell shaped bonnet and fender garnish which actually are some of now elements considered by Suzuki for their SUV designs. This kind of design was first implemented on the first generation Vitara SUV.

The side profile gets big wheels which are pushed to the extreme corners to gain maximum interior space inside. The Blacked out B-Pillar and the thick C- Pillar once again reminds you of the old Japanese cars. The C-Pillar styling has been inherited from Fronte Coupe which was actually Suzuki’s first mini sports car sold in Japan.

The rear profile too carries over the retro design elements and gives this car a very unique styling which will makes the Ignis one unique looking Crossover with old yet modern styling never seen before in a Suzuki car recently.If we ask me then the Ignis is Crossover is one unique looking car which will certainly attract the attention of SUV crazed Indian fans.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Comfort

At the front, there’s good visibility out of all the corners of the Ignis, and the ergonomics are spot-on too. The soft grain textured dashboard looks funky and has a dual tone that’s finished in black and light grey, with carbon fibre look-alike inserts around the vents. Quality levels are on par with what we have to come to expect of Maruti products. There’s lots of cubby space to store your valuables in the centre console and the door pads too.

While a tablet styled infotainment screen occupies a prominent portion of the centre console, a unique tubular shaped air-con control unit sits below it with the related buttons. Since the dash design is compact, it smartly liberates extra legroom, but on the flipside, it does tend to look incomplete. Furthermore, the large front seats are well cushioned, and along with good back and thigh support, offer a comfortable drive. There’s ample legroom and headroom here too.

Move over to the rear portion, and one will notice the slightly less amount of thigh support towards the doors. Nevertheless, the back rest angle is appropriate and there’s adequate headroom and legroom. Three adult passengers should be a tight fit, though. Also, visibility for rear seat passengers inspite of the angled quarter glass and thick C-pillar, is reasonable. The Ignis has a 260-litre boot enclosure that’s a bit hollow with a high boot lip, and has just about enough space for four medium-sized soft bags. For more details on Maruti Suzuki Ignis  visit sccaudi.com   

The Ignis is set to get the I-Create customisation option like on the Vitara Brezza, and is also available with varying paint schemes, contrasting roofs and cabin colour options. The top of the line Alpha version comes with features like LED projector headlamps with DRLs, reverse parking camera, climate control, start-stop push button, 15-inch alloys and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the Ignis.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Performance

Powering the Maruti Ignis are the tried and tested 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDIS diesel engines. The petrol engine is quite fun to drive and loves to be revved. The 81 HP motor offers strong mid and high-end performance making it a peppy car to drive. The diesel engine has relatively less turbo lag compared to the Swift. It is very practical in city traffic conditions and once you hit the mid-range, the strong pulling performance is very much evident. The torquey oil burner with a light clutch makes it a tractable engine. The diesel engine feels very refined as NVH levels are excellent.

Maruti is offering 5-speed AMT with both the petrol and diesel engine options. We drove the diesel AMT. Yes there is that typical AMT lag between shifts but it’s not bad at all at this price for automatic transmission convenience. If you switch to the manual mode, you can extract better performance from the engine if the shifts are timed well. Maruti claims 20.89 km/l for the petrol and 26.80 km/l for the diesel engine, you can expect around 16 km/l and 20 km/l respectively in real world conditions.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Driving

Let’s talk about the ride and handling now. With the sporty looks of the Ignis, we expected it to drive the same way. However, this car weighs just 825kg. So, along with the bigger wheels and stiffer suspension setup, it translated into a low speed ride that’s quite choppy. Even on smooth roads there’s a fair bit of up and down movement. It only gets slightly better as speeds increase but the car never feels settled. Maruti could have made the ride more pliant to aid the character of the Ignis. Also, one will hear the suspension working at road imperfections that you won’t even feel within the cabin.

Furthermore, the steering felt vague around the dead centre with a few turns from lock to lock. An indication of the arm work needed when a U-turn is required in tight situations. However, the tight 9.4m turning circle provides some relief. We mostly had straight roads on our drive and weren’t able to judge the handling, but there’s decent grip from the tyres which also aids braking characteristics. The high ground clearance is a boon when you have to dodge rocks on those unplanned sections of non-tarmac road.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Safety

The Indian spec Maruti Ignis has been equipped with plenty of safety features the Ignis gets ABS and EBD, dual front airbags, pedestrian protection, Seat Belt Pre-tensioners with Force Limiters, Full Frontal, Frontal Offset, Side Impact Safe and ISOFIX child seat anchorage as standard. While additional optional safety features includes security alarm system, rear parking sensor, rear defogger and childproof rear doors and many more.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Price in Bangalore

Maruti Suzuki Ignis On-Road Price in Bangalore ranges from 5,45,202 to 9,03,088 for variants Ignis 1.2 Sigma MT and Ignis 1.3 Alpha MT respectively. Maruti Suzuki Ignis is available in 11 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Maruti Suzuki Ignis variants price in Bangalore. Check for Ignis price in Bangalore at Cazrprice.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Round Up

After driving the Ignis we got to see a new dimension of Maruti. Usually the carmaker plays it safe when it comes to styling or interiors. The Ignis has come across as a distinct car after a long time that looks quirky, feels fresh from the inside and offers a different experience to the Indian customer in terms of customisation for a car that’s meant for masses. At this price point you get many cars from Maruti itself but what really defends Ignis is its crossover style and the premium experience of NEXA. The well rounded packaged of the Ignis actually appeals to more people than the millennials.

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BMW X1 Hatchback First Drive & Transmission

BMW X1 Overview

BMW X1 is a big and powerful looking car that has sturdy build and offers off-road capabilities too. BMW X1 new model released during Auto Expo 2016 is an amazing amalgamation of class and style. It falls in the well above 4-meter category and has amazing features that compare well with its rivals in this price range. This muscular looking SUV has 2670mm of wheelbase that allows it to seat around five passengers comfortably. The design of this SUV looks masculine and the comfort level of this car is on par with other such vehicles in this price category. View offers on BMW Cars from BMW dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

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BMW X1 Exterior

As expected, the second-gen X1 sports an evolutionary design with styling cues borrowed from its bigger siblings, the X3 and X5. The front fascia features a slightly bigger twin-kidney grille and longer, sleeker headlamps. Down below, the X1 received larger fog lamps and larger air intakes, making it seem not only bigger than its predecessor, but more aggressive as well. In all, it seems as if the X1 is no longer the ugly duckling of the BMW crossover family.When viewed from the side, the X1 seems nearly identical to its predecessor from the waist down. The trademark beltline is still in place, while the side skirt area is creased in a similar fashion as on the previous model. However, things are different from the waist up, with a taller glass area, a bigger quarter window, and a raked roofline.

The rear fascia has received its fair share of upgrades as well, starting with significantly larger taillights, which look way better than the previous units, and a better sculpted tailgate and upper bumper area. Overall, it seems the X1 has become a baby X5, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Mini SUVs aren’t exactly appealing design-wise, but BMW tried really hard with the X1 and the result is quite good.

BMW X1 Interior

Looking at the generous dimensions of the vehicle on the outside, I was a bit surprised when I opened the door to step into the driver’s seat. The cabin feels compact and even the dashboard and centre console seem to have a compact layout. Just like any other BMW, ergonomics are spot on and the dash is very driver centric. Materials used all over feel very upmarket and premium but when you drive this X1 back to back with any other car from the same stable, say the 3-Series, that is when you realise how superior the other car feels.

There are lesser number of buttons on the steering wheel, centre console, etc. and even though you do get a lot of features, the X1 does make you feel evident that yes it is one of the cheapest BMWs around. Even the round knob that is used to control the infotainment system is smaller in size. I found the front seats very comfortable and finding that perfect driving position is super easy thanks to the electric seat controls. The driving position itself feels much like that of a crossover and if you’re expecting a proper SUV-like driving position that feels commanding, then you’ll be disappointed. For more info on BMW X1 visit sccaudi.com 

The rear seats are comfortable too and space is better than the old X1. You also get a basic centre armrest at the rear. The best part about the new X1 is the large windows that BMW has endowed and it makes the cabin feel very airy and lends a positive vibe. Gone is the claustrophobic feel that you get in cars with smaller glass areas. If you’re buying a car for Rs. 40 odd lakhs you expect it to have a ton of fancy gizmos (a la Skoda Superb or Ford Endeavour) but BMW is known to skip a lot of features from the standard equipment list and the X1 is no different. It misses out on vital stuff like a parking camera. It doesn’t even have cruise control.

BMW X1 Transmission

Just like the previous model, the new X1 is available with a wide range of drivetrains. However, U.S. customers are restricted to just one configuration, with either front- or all-wheel-drive. The model in question is called the 28i and cranks out 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Although it’s the only X1 you can buy in the U.S., it’s important to note that it’s the most powerful gasoline version of the crossover. The same engine is offered in Europe as the 25i model.

In other parts of the world, the X1 range begins with the 18i trim, which uses a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine shared with the Mini Cooper. This tiny powerplant cranks out 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. The same 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the American models is offered in a detuned state in the 20i, which comes with 189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet on tap. The 25i sits at the top of the gasoline range with the same output as the U.S.-spec 28i model.

A hybrid version using the 25Le iPerformance nameplate is also offered. The drivetrain brings together the 134-horsepower three-pot engine and a 94-horepower electric motor. Total system out is rated at 228 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque.Moving over to diesels, there are four different versions available. The base 16d is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder that’s good for 114 horsepower and 199 pound-feet, while the 18d gets its juice from a 2.0-liter four-pot that cranks out 148 horses and 243 pound-feet. The 20d and 25d use the same four-cylinder, but output increases to 187 horsepower and 295 pound-feet and 228 horses and 332 pound-feet, respectively.

BMW X1 Driving

The powerful 1995cc mill along with the 8-speed transmission gearbox gives the SUV enormous power that allows it to reach its top speed of 219kmph in no time. The pickup is also smooth and it crosses 100kmph from standstill in just 7.6 seconds. For a bump free ride, it has an advanced M Sports suspension system that keeps the car running smoothly even on uneven roads.

BMW X1 Safety

For braking, BMW X1 has powerful ventilated disc brakes for all the tyres with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. In addition, it also include six airbags, three point seat belts with front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and force limiters, the cornering brake control, dynamic stability as well as traction control, ISOFIX child seat mounting, run flat indicator, emergency spare wheel, and side impact protection among a host of others.

BMW X1 Price in Mumbai

Bmw X1 On-Road Price in Mumbai ranges from 38,97,273 to 51,35,058 for variants X1 sDrive20d Expedition and X1 xDrive20d M Sport respectively. Bmw X1 is available in 2 variants and 7 colours. Below are details of Bmw X1 variants price in Mumbai. Check for X1 price in Mumbai at Carzprice.

BMW X1 Round Up

If you look at the X1 as an entry-level BMW, you won’t be disappointed at all because the car has evolved very nicely from the previous generation and it feels very good as an overall package. Yes, it misses out on some very vital equipment but this shouldn’t really be a deal breaker. The X1 also gets an AWD system now which makes it a proper compact SUV. The 2016 BMW X1 makes for a splendid buy if you’re looking at entering the elite club but don’t want something as basic as a 1-Series or something. Even when compared to rivals, the X1 feels more of an SUV compared to the Mercedes GLA while the Audi Q3 is something that’ll give a tough fight to this Bimmer.

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Toyota Etios Liva Hatchback First Drive

Toyota Etios Liva Overview

The Toyota Etios Liva has been facing tough competition in the hatchback segment from its rivals. Toyota had updated both the Etios and Liva back in 2016 but it still couldn’t manage to keep up with others in sales. To keep up with the sales of its rivals, Toyota has launched a new Dual-Tone Etios Liva. The new vehicles gets roof rails, dual-tone contrast roof and pillars, a front grille with a black coloured finish, new fog lamps with chrome finish, diamond cut alloy wheels and electrically foldable ORVMs.

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The Toyota Etios Liva Dual-Tone is available in the V and VX trims only. The car comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat locks as standard. On the inside, the hatchback gets a new piano black instrument panel, rear removable headrests and a new Optriton Combimeter. Toyota Etios Liva in Tryaldrive

Toyota Etios Liva Exterior & Look

The plain vanilla styling on the Toyota Etios may be ideal for people who do not like to grab attention in their mid-life. However, when the Liva was spawned, it looked crisper than the booted brother with the better finished rear end. The boxy body with minimum curves and slashes looks contemporary. In the recent facelift of the Etios Liva, Toyota has given the vehicle an updated grille with chrome finish along with new tail lights with minor modifications in the turn indicators which now use orange glass rather than clear glass.

The major contributor to the feel good factor is the subtle body kit, rear spoiler, gunmetal finished 15-inch alloy wheels (all other Liva variants get 14-inchers) and a plethora of TRD Sportivo badges. The side skirts, front-lip, boot-lid, rear-spoiler, side-skirts and even the rear bumper is not spared from TRD Sportivo badges.

Toyota Etios Liva Interior & Comfort

The best of the features of the Etios Liva are found in the interiors, though they are of course similar to the Etios. Just as in the Etios, Toyota has put the instrument cluster in the middle portion like that of Vista. When it had been introduced by Tata Motors, it had received lot of negative comments. Perhaps at this time, the Toyota Etios Liva’s dashboard would be better received. Further, the music system is nicely placed surrounded by the instrument cluster, with blower vents and AC control knobs beneath the dashboard. Also glove box is designed well to accommodate good lot of materials and has provision of AC input to keep things cool.

The seating positioning is good and one has ample space for stretching his legs. There is good amount of head room too to help for comfortable seating for tall persons. The integrated head rest seats on the front are of alright quality, and help provide extra length for back. Steering wheel is slightly oval shaped, making it stand out a bit. In the VX variant, we find audio controls on steering wheel also. The power window switches provided on the driver side door help for ease of operation.On the rear seats of the Liva there is good leg space and comfortable seating for three passengers. Though there is good back support, one could feel the seat is bit narrow, lacking full comfort for thighs. Indeed, from the rear the car looks wider than it is on the inside.

The integrated front seats help for better support but at the same time block the front side visibility for rear seat passengers. Bottle holders are provided in the rear door panels, and would certainly be a advantage for the convenience of the passenger.The foldable rear seat provides expandable space for luggage. The seat lock is easy to operate, just a simple flip is enough to open it and fold the seat. The panel on the back can be used for fitment of additional speakers if needed and it is also detachable easily to accommodate of easy of usage of interiors.Even with rear seat in sitting position, there is good enough space in boot to accommodate for storage of two or three bags.Indeed, all in all the interiors are a great boosting factor for Etios Liva. Though, it should be noted that we saw the dual tone version, and the single colour, black interior may be less impressive.

Toyota Etios Liva Engine & Gearbox

Toyota has not made much of a change under the hood of this hatchback and thus it gets the same 1.2 Litre, 4 cylinder, 16V DOGC motor which is capable of producing about 80 Ps of peak power at 5, 600 rpm and 104 Nm of peak torque at 3, 100 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The petrol unit promises to return around a claimed mileage figure of 18.16 kmpl.

Like we already mentioned above the Etios Liva hatchback is also offered with a diesel variant as well. The 1.5 Liter, 4 cylinder 8V, D-4D unit is capable of producing about 68 ps of peak power at 3, 800 rpm and 170 Nm of peak torque 1800- 2400 rpm. As you all know the the only transmission option available with both the engine is a 5 speed manual unit. This diesel unit promises to deliver around 23. 59 kmpl.

Toyota Etios Liva Ride & Handling

The suspension setup on the Liva has been setup to provide best of both worlds. The handling is neutral. Liva turns into corners quickly, thanks to the lower kerb weight. There is a bit of body roll and the steering feel is average. It is nowhere as feedback rich or eager as the Maruti Suzuki Swift or the Ford Figo in the corners. The electronic steering is light and does city duties well but it does not offer feedback or weight up at high speeds. The steering wheel in particular is not good enough to hold in the first place, it’s too big.

The ride quality is mature and the wide tyres offer splendid levels of grip. The Liva doesn’t get unsettled on bad roads and absorbs most bumps in its stride remaining reasonably composed. Braking is excellent with good pedal feel and offer quick speed shedding capacity. High speed stability is good too and changing lanes does not upset the car’s balance. Ground clearance is not an issue and we did not scrape the body kit or the under body on any large speed breakers at all.

Toyota Etios Liva Safety & Security

Toyota has taken care of the safety of the passengers inside and a s a result they actually have loaded the LIva hatchback with ABS and EBD which comes as standard across all its grades. Furthermore the hatch also gets duel front SRS airbags as well. There is also an optional rear parking sensors as well with the car.

Toyota Etios Liva Cost in Gurgaon

Toyota Etios Liva On-Road Price in Gurgaon ranges from 6,00,087 to 8,35,071 for variants Etios Liva G and Etios Liva VXD Dual Tone respectively. Toyota Etios Liva is available in 12 variants and 10 colours. Below are details of Toyota Etios Liva variants price in Gurgaon. Check for Etios Liva price in Gurgaon at Carzprice

Toyota Etios Liva Conclusion

The Etios Liva can be termed as a better late than never introduction of a hatchback car from Toyota. It is the car for people who want a hatchback with the Quality of Toyota at a good price. Indeed, the competitive price with different options is a great boosting factor for the entry variant, which is however quite poorly equipped. As features get added, the price does shoot up steeply.While the Etios Liva maintains a good quality, Toyota has necessarily compromised on a few points of brand image which one could have seen in an Endeavour or Altis, in order to provide a reliable premium hatch car in the range of 5 to 7.5 Lakh.

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Honda Amaze Facelift Review & Test Drive

Honda Amaze Overview

Honda introduced the first ever compact sedan, the Amaze in the year 2013 in India. The car comes under limits of a four-meter length, and the company has managed to carve out an amazingly spacious cabin and boot to make the vehicle a capable and practical package. However, since its launch, many competitors in the extremely competitive segment have come up with their updated models, creating troubles for Amaze. So, Honda responded rather quickly and revealed its all-new Amaze at the Auto Expo 2018. This time around, it has ditched the underpinnings of Brio and has been built on an all-new platform for better results. The inner and outer profile of the car has been updated while the mechanicals remain the same. Honda Amaze in Tryaldrive

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Honda Amaze Exterior & Style

Speaking about the exterior, the 2018 Honda Amaze comes with a completely redesigned appearance compared to the old model. It gets a flat and muscular looking front fascia with sharp headlamps featuring integrated LED positioning lights. There is a thick and wide chrome bar and bold bumper with black housing boasting the fog lamps.At the side profile too, the boxy look of the front fascia is visible and it comes with sporty alloy wheels, body coloured door handles, large glass area, LED turn indicator integrated ORVMs. Moving to the back, the taillights get a C shaped look inspired from the tenth generation Honda Civic sedan. A muscular bumper is also there, while the boot-lid gets a slightly protruding lip spoiler like part.

Honda Amaze Interior & Space

On the inside, the Honda Amaze has a lot of cabin space and can seat four adults comfortably. The 2 DIN integrated audio has USB, AUX-in and Bluetooth streaming as well as phone connectivity with steering mounted audio controls. The beige/black combination on the dashboard with beige fabric seats makes the cabin feel airier. Large windows, even for the rear passengers makes the rear occupants feel less claustrophobic and the carved out front seats also add to more leg room for the rear without making the occupants in the first row uncomfortable.

Honda Amaze Engine & Gearbox

The Honda Amaze is powered by two engine options a 1,198 cc petrol and a 1,498 diesel. Power generated by the petrol is 86.7hp at 6,000 rpm with 109Nm torque at 4,500 rpm. The diesel has more power at 98.6hp at 3,600 rpm and 200Nm at 1,750 rpm. Both engines are responsive and have a good rev band. The diesel in particular has a good low end torque, however, there is considerable engine noise that creeps into the cabin.The Honda Amaze has three transmission options namely a 5 speed manual for the petrol, a CVT for the petrol as well as a 5 speed manual for the diesel engine. All gearboxes are smooth and they slot in fine. There is a bit of vibration in the gear lever of the diesel Honda Amaze variants.

The Honda Amaze has one of the best mileage figures for its segment. While the petrol manual has a claimed fuel efficiency of 17.8 km/l, interestingly, the CVT versions have a better mileage figure rated at 18.1 km/l. The diesel has a mileage of 25.8 km/l. These figures are courtesy of the light minimum kerb weight of 940 kg for the petrol and 1050 kg for the diesel.The petrol manual variant of the new Amaze generates 19.5 kmpl of mileage, while the petrol CVT model generates 19 kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel manual variant offers 27.4 kmpl of fuel efficiency, while the diesel CVT generates 23.4 kmpl.

Honda Amaze Driving Dynamics

In terms of performance and handling capacity, the new Amaze comes impressive compared to the old model. Honda has refined the handling of this car compared to the predecessor, while performance too has been improved.What amazes the driver in the new Amaze is the fantastic ride quality. The new platform has allowed intense recalibration of the suspension system. As a result, the bad roads and undulation are hardly noticeable. While the suspension setup helps glide over poor surfaces with ease, on highways, it feels more poised and cocooned.

Honda Amaze Braking & Safety

The Honda Amaze comes with a light yet strong ACE body structure with impact absorbing crumple zones as well as immobiliser on all variants. All trims also have the option of getting dual front airbags and ABS come standard across all diesel variants.The new Honda Amaze gets several safety features that include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, child seat anchor points and seatbelt warning. The structure itself is capable of absorbing impact offering better protection to the occupants.

Honda Amaze Cost in Pune

Honda Amaze Ex-Showroom Price in Pune ranges from 5,54,140/- (Amaze E MT Petrol) to 8,99,900/- ( Amaze V CVT Diesel). Get best offers for Honda Amaze from Honda Dealers in Pune. Check for Amaze price in Pune at Carzprice

Honda Amaze Conclusion

The Honda Amaze is a compact sedan offering from the Japanese carmaker that is based on the Brio’s platform. It is powered by two engines namely a 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel. Both engines have a good response, however, what is the standout feature in the three box is the addition of a boot which has space for 400 litres worth luggage which is one of the largest in its segment. Another noteworthy mention is the extremely spacious cabin that is courtesy a 2,405 mm wheelbase and carved out front seats for better legroom at the rear without compromising the back comfort for the first row occupants. The engines have three gearbox options a 5 speed manual for the petrol along with an option of an automatic and a 5 speed for the diesel but do not have an option of an automatic.

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