Volkswagen’s New Cross Polo speeds high on sale-way

New Cross PoloVolkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, launched the New Cross Polo 1.2 MPI almost fifteen day back, but the speed it catches, leave others behind. Powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 74bhp and 110Nm of torque, the New Cross Polo 1.2 MPI boasts crossover design flair, outstanding build quality and class-leading safety. With its 16.47kmpl mileage, the petrol-engined Cross Polo offers an optimum blend of power and fuel economy.

Safety levels on the New Cross Polo are unmatched, with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and dual front airbags. As with the rest of the Volkswagen Polo range, the New Cross Polo comes with a 4-star NCAP safety rating. Extras that make the New Cross Polo even more attractive are dual-beam halogen headlamps with black finish, 15-inch alloy wheels, ‘Cross’ bumpers with silver accents, silver-painted roof rails and rear-view mirror housing and ‘Cross’ front grille with chrome accent.

The New Cross Polo also features upgraded interiors, with leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel, superior ‘Cloud Titan Black’ upholstery and ‘Climatronic’ automatic air-conditioning.

With its rugged, dynamic styling, upmarket interiors and high levels of safety, the company assures the New Cross Polo will appeal to buyers who like a bit of sportiness and individuality in the car. New Cross Polo available across India, prices start at Rs 6.94 lakh, ex-showroom Mumbai.

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image001Escorts Limited, India’s leading tractor manufacturer, announced the launch of its most effective Farmtrac Heritage Series at Tanzania’s biggest agriculture show, East Africa Agri Business Exhibition 2015. Escorts’ Heritage series, after receiving tremendous response at “Agritechnica 2013” in Hannover, Germany and “NAMPO 2014” in South Africa, is now being introduced in Tanzania. The 6075 four wheel drive (4WD) tractor was unveiled by H. E. Mohamed Gharib Bilal, Vice President, United Republic of Tanzania. With world-class technology and impressive features delivering maximum productivity and safety – this Classic, Simple and Efficient new tractor series is set to bring about generational change in the tractor markets of Tanzania and contribute towards an agricultural transformation.

With this product, Escorts Limited brings in a stunning mix of Indian engineering excellence and world class design. Farmtrac 6075 is a futuristic technological marvel that is amenable to tough front and reverse haulage operations, and it comes across as a custom made self-contained tractor for rural roads offering good value for money.

The ergonomically engineered Farmtrac Heritage 6075 is the most fuel efficient tractor in its class. This tractor delivers maximum machine control and safe driving experience without any technological complexity. Delivering extra traction with better economics, it is most suitable for all kind of agri & commercial haulage & multiple hard soil farm applications as required by farmers of Tanzania. The new offering is aimed at driving a revolution in sub 80 HP farm market through world class, competitively price product.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Vice President International Business, Escorts Agri Machinery, said, “Escorts group has more than 2000 satisfied customers in Tanzania. We take pride in having had the opportunity to bring our tractors under the KILIMO KWANZA (Agriculture First) program to accelerate Tanzania’s march toward becoming a food surplus country.ESCORTS MAKES IN INDIA FOR TANZANIA TRACTOR MARKET

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Max Mhagama, Sales Manager, Noble Motors Limited said, “We are very happy today in bringing the Farmtrac Heritage Series of tractors to the doorsteps of Tanzania farmers. The launch is followed by a road show across country from 31st January to 8th February 2015, starting from Dar-Es-Salaam and ending in Hanang.

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Renault Duster: Compact SUV at the price of a Sedan

None of Renault’s product could make any noticeable impact like Duster in Indian market. This well built, good looking, spacious, compact SUV comes with a price tag of C2 segment sedan ranging from Rs 7.19 lakh to Rs 11.29 lakh. It has got great amount of ground clearance compared to other compact SUV’s and MUV’s making it ideal for Indian road conditions.

Renault Duster Front Review India

Renault Duster

Inside the cabin, it is spacious enough for an average Indian family. Cost cutting is visible on the dashboard, plastics are shiny and hard. The instrument cluster does not feel premium but decent enough considering the price tag. The controls are neatly arranged and well placed but the side mirror controls are placed under hand-brake handle making them hard to access while driving. The steering wheel mounted controls are actually a separate unit of controls placed under the steering wheel on the steering column.

There are enough head and leg room for both, front and rear row passengers. There are good amount of storage space and plenty of cup holders inside the cabin. The seats feel little hard but once you are set on them, you can be comfortable throughout your journey.

Basic features in Renault Duster include Air Conditioner, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Immobilizer and Folding Rear-Seat. Top end trim level gets few extra features like Anti-Lock Braking, System, Rear Wash Wiper, Air-Bags, Alloy Wheels, Front Fog Lights, Leather Seats and AM/FM/CD Audio System.

Renault Duster comes with three different engines, a 102.5bhp 1598cc 4 cylinder petrol, and 84bhp and 108.5bhp 4 cylinder diesel.

Renault Duster Side

The 1.6 litre 104 PS Multi-point Fuel Injection petrol engine produces 104 PS at 5850 rpm while the 1.5 litre Common Rail Direct Injection (dCi) diesel engine produces 85 PS at 3750 rpm and the other version produces 110PS maximum at 3900 rpm. The 102.5bhp petrol and 84bhp diesel engine comes with a 5 speed manual transmission while 108.5bhp diesel engine is combined with a 6-speed manual transmission.

With no third row of seats, the Duster has plenty of space for cargo and can hold up-to 475-litre cargo. Folding down the single-piece rear bench increases the carrying capacity to 1,064 litres.

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor Launches the All New Camry

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) launched the All New Camry. The vehicle will be assembled at a separate assembly line within TKM’s second plant located in Bidadi, near Bangalore, in Karnataka. Camry, the legendary cornerstone of the Toyota brand, first introduced in 2002 in India, was until now imported as a CBU from Japan. The new model is the 7th generation of the Camry.

The new vehicles are powered with an all powerful new gasoline engine, 2.5 liter Dual VVT-i, that generates maximum power of 181PS@ 6000rpm and highest torque of 231NM@ 4100 rpm. The new engine is teamed with a 6 speed Automatic Transmission with a sequential shift. The All New Camry has been styled befitting a prestige sedan. It offers best-in-class cabin space, derived from the impressively designed wide body. The super silent passenger cabin provides a luxurious and quiet ride.

Leadership in Prestige and Performance
• To be made in India, globally the 11th plant to manufacture The New Camry
• All powerful new engine 2.5L Dual VVT-i gasoline engine
• 6 speed AT with sequential shift
• Best-in-class cabin space and super silent passenger cabin
• Priced at 23,80,000/- (ex showroom Delhi)
• Booking and deliveries start today

The All New Camry is priced at 23,80,000/- (ex showroom Delhi) and is available in four vibrant colours – white pearl crystal shine, silver metallic, attitude black and beige metallic.

Speaking on the occasion of the launch Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director said “We are extremely happy to introduce the 7th generation, All New Camry. The vehicles are the latest addition to our fleet of domestically manufactured vehicles. This further reinforces the growing importance of TKM in Toyota’s global operations. The New Camry is currently being manufactured in 10 plants across the globe and TKM will be the 11th one. The local production of New Camry of global standards will mark an important milestone in the history of TKM.”

Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Marketing added “The globally renowned Camry is the flagship brand of Toyota and we are delighted to introduce the All New Camry in India. The All New Camry is aimed at offering enhanced design, sense of quality, spaciousness and comfort. We request all our customers to experience this luxury. The vehicles are on display in all our dealerships across India, from today. Bookings will be accepted and deliveries undertaken, starting today. We thank our customers for appreciating and accepting the Camry sold in India previously, and hope to see continued patronage of this legendary model of Toyota. We will continue delighting our customers with this new offering and wish to see many more Camry happy customers.”

Mr. Michihiko Sato, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation said “As a Luxury sedan, Camry is a symbol of Toyota’s prestige. We believed that the new model should offer an added sense of luxury and appeal, which represent the new model of the Camry. The All New Camry comes with an Emotional and Rational Appeal, thereby making it the New ERA Sedan. It offers best – in – class space, high power, torque, top – class fuel economy, excellent driving stability and drive comfort. Like the world over, we hope to see our customers in India appreciate and enjoy the latest model of the Camry.”

Vehicle Outline (Exterior)
The bold and luxurious styling of the vehicle lends a prestigious appeal to the All New Camry.

– Wide, luxurious and firmly planted Front design
– Chrome Grill with accents for prestigious looks
– Elevated hood for a majestic presence
– Wedge shaped uncluttered side design
– New designed roofline, leading to more headroom
– Sharp trailing edge towards rear
– Ground hugging stance emphasize prestige
– Sharp combination Lamps and Garnish instill sense of width
– Automatic HID Headlamps with washer
– Chrome –surround Front Fog lamps
– Door Rockers with chrome inserts
– ORVM Electronic Adjust/Retract, Indicator, Hydrophylic and Wide View
– Smart entry system with concealed sensors
– 10-spoke 16” Dynamic Design Alloy Wheels

Interior –

The interiors have been carefully crafted to provide a heightened sense of luxury and space that creates an emotional appeal

– 8 Way power adjust driver seat + lumbar support

– 8 Way power adjust passenger seat with Easy Access buttons
– Leather Seats and Leather and wood finish steering wheel with multi function buttons. Leather trim on dashboard with real stitching
– Smart entry with start and stop button
– 6” Touchscreen DVD player with USB,AUX, Bluetooth and Car Info
– 2 Zone Automatic climate control
– Rear AC vents
– Optitron combimeter with Eco indicator (lamp and bar type)
– Illuminated entry system and diffused cabin illumination
– Spaciousness – Curved roof lining liberates generous headroom .New seat design and larger sliding range creates more legroom at rear

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Rapid marks ŠKODA’s entry into the popular C segment

ŠKODA Auto India launched its much awaited C segment sedan ŠKODA Rapid in India on Wednesday. With superior quality design and exclusive features tailor made for the Indian market, the Rapid will be available at a price of Rs. 6.75 lakhs ex showroom Delhi. Symbolizing ŠKODA’s brand value – “Simply Clever”, the Rapid is ideal for the Indian streets with an attractive design, ample space, excellent safety equipment and modern proven technology. With this offering, Rapid is expected to become the cornerstone for brand ŠKODA in India.

The Rapid has been created keeping the Indian customer in mind and marks ŠKODA’s entry in the extremely important C segment. It is a comfortable car for the family with an elegant design, ensuring an efficient drive. The Rapid will be produced at the group’s Chakan plant in Pune.

> It will be priced at Rs. 6.75 lakhs ex showroom Delhi

> India is the debut market for ŠKODA Rapid

> Launch of the Rapid reinforces ŠKODA’s commitment to the Indian market

> It is a made in India and made for India car

With the central philosophy of “Clever engineering with a human touch” and the attitude of “Listen closely to customers’ wishes”, ŠKODA also unveiled its new corporate identity with a young, fresh and precise logo in India.

“ŠKODA Auto India marks a crucial milestone in India with the launch of Rapid. We intend to strengthen our presence in the highly competitive C segment in the country with this launch. We are confident that this car will become the cornerstone for the ŠKODA brand in India. It’s distinctly fresh, young, smart and clear-cut design makes Rapid a well-balanced car and therefore successfully fills the gap between ŠKODA Fabia and the current Laura”, Mr. Thomas Kuehl, Member of the Board & Director, Sales & Marketing, ŠKODA Auto India commented.

The typical buyers in this segment are people who have succeeded in their profession on their own. The Rapid customer loves driving and wants the tactile feel of a well-engineered, solid, comfortable car. These people are self-confident, they have high expectations of the car they buy, and they demand quality and performance; while at the same time valuing an optimum cost of ownership.

Mr. Thomas Kuehl further added, “The Rapid is positioned as a family car, compact enough for the city and spacious enough for longer trips. Our plans for the Rapid in India are fairly ambitious, given that we expect it to become the bestselling car in our model line-up in India, in the near future. We aim to penetrate in the competitive C segment and have an advantage over our competitors with our high quality design and unique features for the Indian market.”

ŠKODA currently has 90 dealerships in India, and expects to have about 100 by the year end.

ŠKODA Rapid Prices

ŠKODA Rapid variants-Prices (in Rs)______ Ex Showroom Maharashtra_______Ex Showroom Delhi

Active 1.6 MPI MT_______________________662,363___________________675,000

Ambition 1.6 MPI MT_____________________695,717___________________709,000

Elegance 1.6 MPI MT_____________________784,007___________________799,000

Ambition 1.6 MPI AT_____________________793,818____________________809,000

Elegance 1.6 MPI AT_____________________882,108____________________899,000

Active 1.6 TDI CR_______________________780,084____________________795,000

Ambition 1.6 TDI CR_____________________813,437____________________829,000

Elegance 1.6 TDI CR_____________________901,728____________________919,000

ŠKODA Rapid specifications

· Available in petrol version with manual and automatic transmission

· Available in diesel version with manual transmission

· Available in three variants – Active, Ambition and Elegance

· Available in five colours – brilliant silver, candy white, cappuccino beige, deep black pearl and flash red

· 4386 mm in length, 1699 mm in width and 1466 mm in height, wheel base of 2552 mm and ground clearance of 168mm.

· 1.6 litre petrol engine with maximum power of 77kW(105PS)@5250rpm and maximum torque of 153Nm@3800rpm

· 1.6 litre diesel engine with maximum power of 77kW(105PS)@4400rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm@1500–2500rpm

‘Simply Clever’ solutions

· Front passenger seat adjustment from rear seat using ergo-lever

· Anti-pinch windows

· One-touch operation for electrically adjustable windows

· Adjustable dual rear air-conditioning vents

· Security code for audio player

· Height and Length adjustment for steering wheel

· Foldaway cup holders

· Rough Road package

Key Product content

· Driver & front passenger airbags

· ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

· Škoda 2-DIN integrated audio player w/ aux-in socket + SD/MMC data card reader

· Front passenger seat adjustment from rear seat

· Height & length adjustable steering wheel

· Climatronic – automatic air conditioning w/ electronic regulation of cabin temperature

· Adjustable dual rear air-conditioning vents on rear centre console

· Remote controlled central door locking w/ comfort operation of electric windows

· Electrically adjustable external mirrors

· Multi-function information display

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Royal Enfield adds classic glamour with Chrome & Desert Storm

The style quotient of leisure bikes in India just went up notches. Adding panache are two unique, new bikes from Royal Enfield – the Classic Chrome and Desert Storm. With their distinctive styling, drop dead gorgeous looks and a performance to match, both these bikes are poised to be trendsetters on the Indian roads.

The Classic Chrome recreates the magic of old school bikes while offering the best in class technology. With the design philosophy of showing ‘metal as metal’, a styling that suits Royal Enfield Classic the best, the Classic Chrome retains the authentic styling with the unique chrome tanks, wide mud guards and oval tool box, apart from the distinguishing tiger lamps that Royal Enfield bikes are famed for. The single spring saddle seat, the unique tail lamp, the Royal Enfield emblems on the engine and even the font on the speedometer are all inspired by the original styling of the 1950’s. The stunning Chrome is accentuated by the artistic paintwork on the tank, crafted painstakingly by our artisans.

Royal Enfield Classic Chrome: Rs. 1.5 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Royal Enfield Desert Storm: Rs. 1.4 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)

The Classic Chrome story is not just limited to the striking looks. The bike comes with the 500cc Twin Spark, unit construction engine that is designed to thrill the rider with its performance. The 27.2 bhp power output is made available with excellent drivability with a world renowned Electronic Fuel Injection system. The absolute reliability of the unit construction engine, along with the hydraulic tappets, the auto chain tensioner, improved piston and piston rings and a more powerful charging circuit adds huge dependability to the Classic Chrome.

The Royal Enfield Desert Storm ignites the pride and excitement of the battlefield in the hearts of anyone who rides it. When the whole world is moving towards an age where there are no differences, the Royal Enfield Desert Storm stands apart and delivers as a ‘One of its kind’ rebel.

The desert Storm draws inspiration from the world war era, with its bold, macho sand colors scheme. The matt finish paint job, with the Royal Enfield monogram on the tank and the thigh pads, portray the same strength and grit that of a true veteran.

The Desert Storm is also equipped with all the technical features of the Classic Chrome like the wide mud guards, oval tool box, the signature Royal Enfield tiger lamps, single spring saddle seat and the unique tail lamp. It comes fitted with the 500cc TwinSpark, unit construction engine and the 27.5 bhp power output is made available with the Electronic Fuel Injection system.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Shaji Koshy, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing said, – Our customers have been demanding the ‘Chrome’ model of Royal Enfield for quite some time now. Both Classic Chrome and Desert Storm are meant to bring more thrills to the customer. With leisure riding catching up rapidly, both these bikes will offer a unique choice of biking enthusiasts.

“Following the launch of Classic 350 & 500cc in September 2009, we have been continuously equipping our dealerships to take customer satisfaction to the next level. In 2011, we have added 15 dealerships and one Brand Store to our existing network.”

Talking about the new bikes, Dr. Venkatesh Padmanabhan, CEO, Royal Enfield said, “When we launched the Classic in November 2009, we had not imagined in our wildest dreams that this new product would occupy almost 40% of our total sales within a year of its launch. During this time we have feverishly engaged ourselves in burnishing this gem. The fruits of this labour are now manifested in the Classic Chrome and Desert Storm.

Classic Chrome and Desert Storm, being limited edition products, would be available at select brand stores and dealerships across the country.

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Mileage will be the Success Mantra for Mahindra XUV 500

Left to Right: Mr. Rajesh Jejurikar, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mr. Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group and Mr. Rajan Wadhera, Chief Executive – Technology, Product Development & Sourcing at the launch of the XUV500,

Left to Right: Mr. Rajesh Jejurikar, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Dr. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mr. Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group and Mr. Rajan Wadhera, Chief Executive – Technology, Product Development & Sourcing at the launch of the XUV500,

Mahindra and Mahindra has launched its new Sports Utility Vehicle XUV 500 in Pune on Thursday. The official launch in Delhi is scheduled today. The new XUV is priced at Rs. 10.80 to 12.9 lakh ranges from W6, W8 and W8 AWD.

The new Mahindra XUV 500 is unmatched in terms of style, performance, technology, safety and comfort, providing customers a truly complete driving experience. Bold and glorious lines that trace the world’s most agile animal in action, namely the cheetah, contribute to the elegant styling and visual impact – an intimidating jaw-like honeycomb grill, the unique paw styled vertical door handles and muscular wheel arches – all add to what seems to be the vehicle’s innate desire to pounce!
The XUV 500 is available in 3 exciting variants & 7 attractive shades to suit a variety of tastes – be it masculine and powerful or contemporary and classy. These include Satin White, Tuscan Red, Opulent Purple, Amazon Green, Moon dust Silver, Volcano Black and Dolphin Grey.
• Equipped with 2.2 L mHawk 140, direct injection diesel engine, 5th generation variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT).
• It generates maximum power of 140PS @3750rpm & torque of 330Nm @1600rpm with 6-speed manual transmissions.
• New XUV comes with front suspension McPherson type with anti-roll bar while, rear suspension is Multi-link type with anti-roll bar.
• It looks robust with 17 inch, P235/65 R17 Tubeless Tyre.
• Micro hybrid technology gives new XUV, a smarter look with integrated music system (CD/MP3, iPod & USB) connectivity.
• Intelligent light sensing headlamps & smart rain sensing wipers comfort the driving, while racing styled twin exhaust embedded with thrill.

Prices (Ex-Showroom, Delhi):
XUV 500 W6: Rs. 10.8 Lakh
XUV 500 W8: Rs. 11.95 Lakh
XUV 500 W8 AWD: Rs. 12.88 Lakh

The XUV 500 is meshed with the 5th generation VGT which takes it from 0-60kmph in a mere 5.4 seconds. Despite all this unadulterated power, the XUV 500 gives you up to 15.1 kms per litre (ARAI-certified). A high torque at low engine revs allows the vehicle to handle city traffic with ease, while the Dual Mass Flywheel ensures rattle-free driving pleasure.

A true driver’s delight as well…
A high calibre, twin-pod instrument cluster with seriously sporty 3D designs and an exquisite waterfall style central bezel combine to give you the feel of a highly evolved piece of machinery. The driver’s seat is ergonomically designed with 8 different adjustments including height and complete lumbar support adjustment.

Independent AC vents with fully automatic climate control double HVAC cools all corners of this spacious SUV with individual controls for each passenger. The car’s stylish exterior is aptly complemented by the elegantly crafted two tone pure leather interiors, replete with intuitively placed storage units, which include a cool box and an inbuilt laptop holder.
The steering wheel of the XUV 500 has been designed with an enhanced capacity to control various features. Its tilt and telescopic adjustment allows personalisation to suit your needs.

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Power-Packed Laura RS just in rupees 15.5 lakh

Mr. Tarun Jha, Marketing Head, Skoda Auto India, at the launch of New Skoda Laura RS

Mr. Tarun Jha, Marketing Head, Skoda Auto India, at the launch of New Skoda Laura RS

It’s the car, which not only defines your daily need, but cherishes your dream, having a super car with racing zeal like broooooooooooooooooom!! Skoda Auto India, a fully owned subsidiary of Skoda Auto a.s., Czech Republic, unveiled the all new Laura RS edition in Delhi NCR. The new Laura RS is priced at Rs. 1,549,000/- (Ex. Showroom, Delhi).

the draconic alloy wheel

The new Laura RS offers both power-packed performance and sporty elegance. Laura RS, with its superior technology is aimed at car enthusiasts who have an emotional connect with their car. Drawing on Skoda’s rich motor sport heritage, the new Laura RS is an epitome of performance, aesthetic design, safety and comfort all packaged in one vehicle.

Equipped with the 1.8 TSI petrol engine with a power output of 118 kW has the highest specific power and specific torque in its segment. The engine guarantees an exceptional performance and at the same time provides efficient fuel consumption of almost 13.7 KM per liter.

Racing compatible steering wheel

Its 16 inch draconic alloy wheels complement the sporty exterior of the RS. Equipped with 205/55 R16 tyres, they provide safety, performance and enhanced driving comfort.

Attractive features:
• 1.8 TSI petrol engine with sporty racing zeal
• Short shifting 6-speed manual gearbox
• Visual package inimitably RS
• Race-bred alloy steel pedals with rubber grips
• 16 inch alloy wheels, aerodynamic spoiler & chrome dual exhaust
• Xenon curve projector headlights with dynamic leveling, corner function & LED position lamps
• Available in four sporty shades – sprint yellow, race blue, candy white & magic black

Short shifting 6-speed manual gearbox

The RS takes inspiration for design and performance directly from the racetrack. Sporty Alcantara leather seats with lateral support and an RS emblem set the tone for the interiors, while ensuring comfort of the drivers and passengers even on the longest drive. A three spoke multi-function leather steering wheel with a 6-speed manual transmission continues to combine with high performance with style and safety.

Xenon curve projector headlights with dynamic leveling, corner function & LED position lamps

All you can say that the New Laura RS is a perfect blend of performance and practicality. From rally to road, the Skoda Laura RS inherits the best of Skoda’s rich motor sport experience to offer a luxurious blend of comfort, control & charisma.

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Merc now came with the Blue Efficient car CLS 350 BE

Mr. Debashis Mitra - Director, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India unveils the all New CLS 350 BE in Mumbai

Mr. Debashis Mitra - Director, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India unveils the all New CLS 350 BE in Mumbai

Mercedes-Benz India unveiled the all New CLS 350 BE. The new CLS-Class combines scintillating design with exclusivity and sportyness. With bold aggressive design language, elegant silhouette and opulent material and equipment, the world’s first four-door coupe has yet again redefined luxury.

Mr. Debashis Mitra - Director, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India unveils the all New CLS 350 BE in Mumbai

Mr. Debashis Mitra - Director, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India unveils the all New CLS 350 BE in Mumbai

The New CLS 350 is unrivalled in this segment with its variety and innovations. It is equipped with a V6 Petrol 3498 cc engine producing 306 hp@ 6500 rpm of power and 370 Nm @ 3500 – 5250 rpm torque. The robust engine coupled with 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission (7 Speed Automatic Transmission), offers high level of responsiveness wherein the car can reach 0-100kph is reached in 6.1 seconds, with the top speed at 250 km/hr making the CLS 350 impressive in every aspect.

Priced at Rs. 67.67 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Mumbai), the New CLS 350 will be retailed through Mercedes-Benz Dealerships across the country.

Mr. Debashis Mitra, Director Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India: “The New CLS 350 is a new benchmark in the premium coupe segment- both in terms of design and sophistication as well as practicality and performance. Indeed the New CLS is the perfect expression for the young aggressive Indian.”

Individuality, Design & Innovation:

  • The New CLS 350 BE charts the edges of the most fascinating and compelling designs with superior technology lending credence to its exclusivity and sportiness in the four door coupe segment
  • Offering first time ever innovative features in the CLS-Class platform: the LED Intelligent Light System with LED High Performance headlamps, Active Parking Assist and the electromechanical Direct-Steer system
  • Powered with a robust 3498cc V6 engine also puts the limelight on the Blue EFFICIENCY technology, which emphasizes on a assortment of optimized features for the most amazing driving experience
  • Stunning new interiors with handcrafted look & feel, leather upholstery, an elegantly designed dashboard, high-grade trim materials and excellent workmanship

The exterior of this German beauty conveys aggression and dominance with its elongated front and its governing radiator grille. The muscular rear end with its wide shoulder line appends to the appearance, interpreting the athletic character of the New CLS. The sporty aura is a combination of the prevailing shoulder line that develops from the heavily contoured wheel arches and wide LED tail lights drawn well into the sides sweeping around the rear end. The design of the lights rightly delineates royalty on the road. From the side and from the front, the car is sculpted to rise and glide likes a powerful machine, emanating its lively, sporty presence.

The interior is plush and spacious, with an exquisite instrument cluster. The multi-function steering wheel is fused with the gear shift paddles. Additional standard features provided in the New CLS includes – the COMMAND APS with colour display with 17.8 cm screen diagonal, Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system, media interface & host of safety measures including the ATTENTION ASSIST making it a compelling proposition for the discerning customers.

Added to the list of unique features offered as standard, the CLS is also equipped with AIRMATIC Suspension to offer uncompromising ride comfort. The ride height control is a feature of the AIRMATIC that enables increased ground clearance, on rough roads or difficult upward slopes as well.

  • First time ever LED High Performance headlamps with bi-xenon generation & 71 LED lamps in total for greater visibility and full functionality.
  • The car also features for the first time the LED technology, in the innovative Adaptive High beam Assist, resulting in an entirely new level of safety for night-time driving.
  • The New CLS-Class comes with the newly developed technology ‘Electromechanical Direct-Steer System‘. This innovative “Active Parking Assist” system with integrated PARKTRONIC provides an unmatched safety to handle parking woes.
  • Being a Blue EFFICIENT, its intelligent lightweight construction with first ever frameless, all aluminum doors makes it 24 Kg lighter. Apart from the doors, the bonnet, front wings, boot lid, parcel shelf, various support profiles and substantial parts of the suspension and engines are all made of aluminum.
  • Even with mote frontal area, Aerodynamics of the New CLS reduces wind resistance by up to 10%.
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Toyota Launches Diesel Variants of Etios and Etios Liva

Hiroshi Nakagawa,MD-TKM with Etios Diesel

Hiroshi Nakagawa,MD-TKM with Etios Diesel

After the success of the Etios and the recent launch of the Etios Liva, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) further expanded the Etios product range by announcing the launch of the diesel variants of Etios and Etios Liva. The vehicles are powered with a refined 1.4 litre D-4D Common Rail Diesel Engine that generates maximum power of 68PS @3800 rpm and highest torque of 170NM @1800-2400 rpm. Toyota’s D-4D technology, the most advanced diesel technology offered by Toyota, used in Innova, Corolla Altis, Fortuner, Prado and LC 200 has earned a reputation the world-over for its high quality, durability and reliability.

(L-R) Hiroshi Nakagawa,MD-TKM, Vikram Kirloskar, VC-TKM, Sandeep Singh- DMD (Marketing)TKM, Yoshinori Noritake- Chief Engineer, Etios & Liva Diesel

(L-R) Hiroshi Nakagawa,MD-TKM, Vikram Kirloskar, VC-TKM, Sandeep Singh- DMD (Marketing)TKM, Yoshinori Noritake- Chief Engineer, Etios & Liva Diesel(L-R) Hiroshi Nakagawa,MD-TKM, Vikram Kirloskar, VC-TKM, Sandeep Singh- DMD (Marketing)TKM, Yoshinori Noritake- Chief Engineer, Etios & Liva Diesel

The 1.4 litre D-4D Common Rail Diesel Engine with intercooler offers an ideal combination of excellent driving performance and best-in-class mileage. The high performance engine of the Etios provides flat torque leading to less gear shifting finally resulting in improved fuel efficiency. The generous level of torque from 1800 rpm also offers excellent initial and in-gear passing acceleration. As per TKM, this engine recorded the best-in-class mileage of 23.59 kmpl, as certified by accredited test agency.

Etios Diesel is priced at 6.44 lakh (Ex showroom, Delhi) for its starting version while its top variant VXD is priced at 7.87 lakh (Ex showroom, Delhi). Etios diesel is available in four variants i.e. GD, GD (SP), VD and VXD.

Etios Liva is available in two variants GD & GD (SP). Diesel Etios Liva is priced at 5.54 Lakh (Ex showroom, Delhi)

The vehicles similar to its petrol variants are being offered in a range of vibrant colours – Symphony silver, Serene Bluish Silver, Celestial Black, Harmony Beige, Vermilion Red, White and Ultramarine Blue (only in Etios Liva). The exteriors and interiors of the petrol variant have been carried over to the diesel variant.

Etios Diesel and Etios Liva Diesel Outline:

Designed around the concept of ‘Bold Simplicity’. A distinctive front grille with a smile line, sculpted surface and dynamic character-line in the front and rear, enhance the presence of the Etios and Etios Liva. The roof has a unique design for better aerodynamics and clean appearance.

The two toned ergonomically designed interiors are comfortable and sporty. The Etios and Etios Liva has best-in-class cabin space, large boot space with 595L capacity for Etios and 251L capacity for Etios Liva , a spacious 13L cooled glove box, seven one litre bottle holders, mobile holder and many more such useful storage spaces inside the car.
The flat type rear floor design offers comfortable seating for three and ease of movement for rear seat passengers.

The Etios Diesel & Etios liva Diesel has various active and passive safety features like Energy absorbing body shell, Driver & Passenger Air bags, ABS with EBD and Seatbelts.
It’s centrally located combi-meter reduces eye movement and hence the driver can concentrate on the road.

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