Hyundai Tucson Features ,Performance & Test Drive

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Hyundai Tucson Overview The third-generation Hyundai Tucson debuted at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3rd of 2015 as a 2016 model. Compared to the outgoing model, it was a pretty huge departure in terms of exterior styling. The Tucson received a new hexagonal grille, more aggressive front fascia, and more upscale headlamps. In the rear, the Tucson got restyled tail lamps and a sportier rear fascia. Since the Tucson is larger than the outgoing model, the cabin offered up more passenger space and cargo room to go with the softer materials and a new premium look. To go with a new dash layout, the infotainment screen got a new chrome-looking bezel, and there is a new steering wheel to tie the interior together. Being a global model, the Tucson…
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Hyundai Xcent Facelift Performance & Driving Dynamics

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Hyundai Xcent Overview Introducing a mid-cycle update for the subcompact sedan, Hyundai India has launched the 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift in the country with prices starting at Rs 5.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). 2017 Xcent gets a comprehensively reworked front design. The overall silhouette remains the same, but the grille is all-new and in-line with Hyundai's bigger sedans while the headlamps have been re-profiled and get new black inserts as well. The front bumper has also been redesigned adding a fresh look and now gets boomerang-shaped LED DRLs as part of the changes. Not only does the Xcent look fresh, but also distinctly different from the Grand i10. The side remains the same, save for the revised alloy wheels, while the rear gets the more upmarket wide taillights, revised bumper and…
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Tata Bolt Hatchback First Drive & Gearbox

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Tata Bolt Overview In what should be seen as the resurgence of Tata Motors, the GenNext series of models have undergone a complete overhaul in how Tata designs and builds its cars.The Bolt is Tata's contender in the premium hatchback segment, and by the looks of it, Tata has hit the bull's eye. Essentially it is the same design architecture as that of the Zest, the Bolt has a large interior space, the interior quality has improved to a level where it can actually stand at par with its German competitors.Bolt features one of the highest spec equipment listings in the segment. The choice of engines is same as that of the ones available in the Zest, and with such refined and capable engines, comfortable quality interiors, Bolt is seriously…
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Land Rover Discovery Sport Facelift First Drive

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Land Rover Discovery Sport Overview Land Rover India has introduced the 2018 edition of the Discovery Sport in the country. The updated luxury SUV gets a host of new features for the new year with prices starting at Rs 41.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). More prominently, the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport boasts of the InControl Pro Services and Wi-Fi hotspot, which provide access to a host of other connectivity features. A replacement to the Freelander 2 in Land Rover's line-up, the Discovery Sport is one of the more affordable SUVs from the British car maker's stable and is offered with a diesel heart. The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport is now offered only with a diesel heart and draws power from the 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine, which is available in…
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Ford Ecosport Review & First Drive

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Ford EcoSport Overview The new Ford EcoSport receives a mild facelift and the changes under the skin are what make a significant difference in the package. Gone is the critically acclaimed and award winning 1.0 EcoBoost engine that couldn’t find favour with Indian customers. The other 4-cylinder petrol has also been axed and in its place is a new 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol that is lighter and promises to be more efficient as well. The new automatic transmission also assures to offer petrol buyers a smoother drive in the city. Ford also promises the cheapest cost of ownership in the class and this could be just the boost that the EcoSport needed to regain the ground it’s lost since it was launched in 2013. The addition of the new petrol engine…
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Honda Amaze Facelift First Drive

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Honda Amaze Overview The first-gen Amaze was a pioneer for the Honda brand in many ways. It was the first Honda in India to get a diesel engine and it was also the carmaker’s first crack at the compact sedan segment. It went on to become a huge sales success and in the span of five years, it reached 2.5 lakh households to become the second bestseller in the segment (after the Dzire) and the second bestselling Honda too (after the City). So the Amaze is a very important car for Honda, and, for this all-new model, the Japanese company has taken lots of learning from the first-gen car to take the game up several notches. Gone is the built-to-a-cost Brio platform – a fundamental weakness of the previous-gen model;…
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Volkswagen Ameo Performance & Test Drive

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Volkswagen Ameo Overview It was a little surprising to find out that the VW Ameo – a late entrant in the super-competitive compact sedan segment – would be entering the market with one arm tied behind its back. It was launched with only a single engine and gearbox option – the 75hp 1.2-litre MPI with a five-speed manual. In fact, the engine was the weakest point in what turned out to be an otherwise rather excellent car. We knew a diesel variant would be introduced by the festive season, and the wait appears to have been worth it, as it’s an upgraded version of the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TDI motor we’ve already tried in the Vento, Polo and Skoda Rapid. It’s got 5hp more power and the same 250Nm of torque…
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Jeep Compass Facelift Review & First Drive

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Jeep Compass Overview Jeep Compass created quite a storm when launched last year. The pricing was a surprise and it instantly attracted many buyers. This is a product that suited many aspirations of Indian buyers. It is tough, good looking, with a great road presence and it comes with a great engine too. The SUV has been selling good numbers and has created a premium imagery. This is also something which is helping its growth. The Compass has muscular looks and looks intimidating despite being not so big. It was also priced well, hence fitted the bill perfectly. The Jeep Compass 2019 will come next year. This will also be a locally manufactured SUV and will be exported to other car markets. The design and the powertrain will remain the…
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Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Overview & Test Drive

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Hyundai Grand i10 Overview The Hyundai Grand i10 was launched in global markets as a successor to the i10 but both the models continued to be sold along side each other in India. The Grand i10 has been extremely successful for Hyundai and it is also one of the top 10 selling cars in the country. Hyundai has now given the hatchback a mid-life facelift that brings in refreshed exteriors, additional features on the inside and a revamped diesel engine.The Hyundai Grand i10 is one of the top 10 selling cars in India. It competes fiercely with the Maruti Swift and in the previous month, it managed to overtake the Swift in sales, thus acquiring the slot of the 4th highest selling car in the country. View offers on Hyundai Cars…
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Hyundai Eon Facelift First Drive

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Hyundai Eon Overview Small cars are very popular in India and to counter Maruti Suzuki’s dream run in the entry-level A-segment, Hyundai launched the Eon in 2011. The impact of the Eon was immediately apparent, within no time it became Hyundai’s best selling model in India while Maruti Suzuki could feel the heat and had to update its bread and butter model, the Alto, which was being sold unchanged for more than a decade. Everybody who drove the Eon was impressed by the car, Hyundai engineers (the car was jointly developed by the company’s R&D centres in Korea and India) had done a fantastic job of packaging everything so well in this small size that this entry-level automobile never felt basic or cheap. However, there was always one gripe, the…
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