Datsun redi GO Hatchback First Look Review

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Datsun redi GO Overview

Datsun India has updated its entry-level redi-GO hatchback with additional features for the model year 2019. The updated redi-GO is priced at a premium of about ₹ 7000 over the current version that starts at ₹ 2.68 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new model adds both safety and convenience features without any changes to the mechanicals. The 2019 Datsun redi-GO gets ABS across all variants, while the driver side airbag is offered only on the range-topping trim. Expect the driver side airbag to be made standard soon though, while features like seatbelt reminder, high-speed warning and rear parking sensors could be added soon.

The 2019 Datsun redi-GO’s lower trims – T, T(O) and S – get central locking with remote lock, while the A variant gets power steering. Mechanically, the car remains unchanged and is offered with the 0.8-litre petrol engine that churns out 53 bhp and 72 Nm of peak torque, while paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. There’s also the 1.0-litre petrol motor on offer with 67 bhp and 91 Nm of peak torque, which is paired with a 5-speed manual and AMT unit.

Apart from redi-GO, the Renault Kwid is the only model in this segment to get ABS as a standard feature. Both cars are underpinned by the same CMF-A platform and produced at the Renault-Nissan manufacturing facility in Oragadam, near Chennai. The Maruti Suzuki Alto is the best-seller in this space but only gets ABS in the top trims. That said, the next generation Alto that is due to arrive in 2020 is likely to get the safety feature and more as standard across all trims. check Datsun redi GO price in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.

Datsun redi GO Style

Visually, there are no changes made to the car, not even a badging that differentiates the manual version from the AMT. The equipment list also remains unchanged and there no exterior additions what so ever. It is based on the T(O) and S variant of the redi-GO, so you get all the top-end feature like the hexagonal grille with chrome surround, sweptback headlamps with integrated turn lights, LED daytime running light on the bumper, wheel cover, and body coloured bumpers and door handles. In fact, dimensionally the car remains unchanged so you still get the segment best and ground clearance of 185 mm, along with a total length of 3429 mm, a width of 1560 mm, and height of 1541 mm.

Datsun redi GO Space

First impressions as you step into the cabin are pretty good. The high seats, combined with the expansive glass areas make the cabin airy. The dashboard is well designed, the plastics around the cabin are textured and the steering and gear-lever feel good to hold.

There’s a fixed air-con vent which sits atop of the central console and channels air to the rear. The adjustable AC vents on the driver and passenger side are similar to those seen on other Datsun cars. The audio system, unfortunately, isn’t a touchscreen unit like on the Renault Kwid. Instead, you get a CD and MP3 player, aux-in and USB connectivity, but there’s no Bluetooth. The instrument panel is the same unit as on its larger siblings, the Go and Go+, which includes a speedometer combined with a small orange digital display for the tachometer and trip computer which displays average mileage, fuel level, distance-to- empty and comes with a gear-shift indicator too.

In terms of storage spaces, there’s a large shelf on the passenger side, a roomy cubbyhole below the air-con controls and a smaller cubbyhole to the right of the steering wheel. You also get a cup-holder and a large bottle-holder in front of the gear lever and a flat tray under the handbrake. However, storage space in the door pockets is minimal and the glovebox is only large enough for the car’s papers and perhaps a few toll receipts.To know more importance on Datsun redi GO visit Ubvvn

The small rear windscreen is also likely to create a blind spot while reversing. Datsun also claims that the Redigo comes with the best-in- class rear space and it just might be right. While knee-room is more than sufficient, the headroom is fantastic. The high ground clearance also makes getting in and out of the cabin easy while the seats, though a bit upright, are comfortable too. However, the relatively narrow width of the car makes three abreast seating a tight affair.

The Redigo gets a 222-litre boot, which isn’t the best in its segment, but is adequate. However, its high and narrow opening makes loading luggage into the boot quite a chore. There’s a plastic parcel tray, which adds a measure of convenience to the cabin. Unfortunately, it is obtrusively bolted to a supporting frame, which restricts flexibility.

Datsun redi GO Performance

For starters, Datsun has named its AMT unit ‘Smart Drive Auto’, unlike the Kwid AMT which gets Renault’s Easy-R system, but the differences are not just limited to the name. The biggest difference is that the redi-GO gets a conventional shifter. So there’s a lever instead of the rotary dial. Another key difference is the manual model, which will particularly come in handy when you want to overtake someone, or trying to go up-hill. This was one function that went missing in the Kwid. Lastly, unlike the Kwid AMT, the redi-GO’s AMT unit also gets the ‘creep’ function, which allows the car to cruise at low speeds of 5-6 kmph without you having to depress the accelerator, a smart feature to have in bumper to bumper traffic, in our opinion. In fact, Datsun has also given this a fancy name, and it calls it the ‘Rush Hour Mode’.

The Datsun redi-GO AMT gets the same 999 cc, three-cylinder petrol engine with Datsun’s i-SAT or Intelligent Spark Automated Technology. Power and torque figures also remain unchanged at 67 bhp and 91 Nm respectively. In fact, the car has been really well received in India, and Datsun says that over 30 per cent of the redi-GO sales come from the 1.0L model. Now, when we reviewed the manual version of the car, we had mentioned that the gearshifts are not seamless and lack feedback, sadly Datsun hasn’t addressed to those problems in the AMT version as well. In fact, we could hear gearshifts quite evidently. You can hear the engine rumble and it’s not quite above 3000 rpm, which points a finger to the NVH levels it has.

There was need of some low-end torque, but once you are above the 2nd gear, and have crossed the 4,000 rpm mark, power and torque gradually come into play and that’s when the redi-GO AMT is in its zone. It’s happy, peppy and fun. Of course, if you try and hurry and floor the accelerator, well, the AMT takes some time to respond and that’s a very noticeable lag. This is where the manual mode comes in handy. Shift the lever to the left and now you can toggle it up and down to downshift and upshift. In the manual mode, the car feels a little more responsive and allows you to manoeuvre more quickly. Also, if you are not in the right gear you’ll hear a continuous beeping sound with an indication on the instrument cluster.

Datsun redi GO Driving

The ride and handling of the car hasn’t changed compared to the redi-GO 1.0L manual version. The suspension is still a bit on the stiffer side, so you do feel the undulation on the road and the small thuds can be heard inside the cabin. The steering is light and it helps in city traffic conditions but doesn’t impart a lot of confidence when you are on the highway doing high speeds. The shorter turning radius is a big help when it comes to taking tight turns within the city and around traffic and just helps you squeeze out of the small alleys. You also sit tall inside the redi-GO which offers a good field of view when you are driving and even the brakes are pretty good and offer enough bite and stopping power.

Datsun redi GO Safety

The top-end variant of New Datsun Redi-GO features driver side airbags as well, which makes for a very good offer in this segment. Along with this, the car gets disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear to give the driver a confident drive.As for safety, an optional driver-side airbag will be offered on the top-spec Redigo, but there will be no ABS. Also note that rear passengers only get static seatbelts, which need to be manually adjusted. Up front, the skinny seats are reasonably comfortable, and offer the driver and the front passenger a good view out. The front seats are not adjustable for height and neither is the steering for rake or reach.

Datsun redi GO Cost in Hyderabad

Datsun Redi GO On Road Price is 3,10,561/- and Ex-showroom Price is 2,58,300/- in Hyderabad. Datsun Redi GO comes in 8 colours, namely Red Sport,Lime,White,Grey,Grey Gold,Ruby,Silver,Silver Gold. Datsun Redi GO comes with FWD with 799 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 53 bhp@5678 rpm and Peak Torque 72 Nm@4386 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Datsun Redi GO comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Datsun redi GO Conclusion

We think that 2016 Datsun Redi-GO has the potential to challenge the competitors but the maintenance costs can pose a challenge. The car looks smart and different with its “tall boy” design, and is comfortable on the inside in the front seats. Let’s keep an eye on how far this takes the Datsun Redi-GO.New Datsun Redi-GO competes with the likes of Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon, Renault Kwid, etc. The Datsun car is lighter and powerful than the others but in terms of features, Renault Kwid takes the cake. In terms of performance and maintenance, however, Maruti Alto 800 has been the undisputed champion. We hope to see a stir in the numbers.

Toyota Etios Facelift First Drive Review

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Toyota Etios Overview

In a bid to combat rising competition in the sub-four meter sedan segment, Toyota India has given comprehensive cosmetic upgrade to Etios sedan. The engine set up has been retained, but Toyota claims to have made vital changes to address issues such as higher NVH levels and vibrations especially in the diesel engine. Other mechanical measures that Etios facelift encompass is a new gearbox, tweaked clutch and improved suspension. Cosmetic changes made to the sedan are copious and additional equipment inside the cabin and on safety front bring it on par with rivals.

Toyota’s made for India Etios sedan has received the most comprehensive update till date in the last six years. Changes made to the sedan are largely cosmetic and mechanical updates have also been made for enhanced performance and better ride quality. New elements like V-shaped grille, reworked bumper and larger air-intakes have transformed the look from front. Minimal changes are made to the sides and rear end gets redesigned tail lamps, new bumper and chrome accents. Engines are carried over from the previous model, although both the units have been tweaked. Inside, it is radically the same with only a couple of additions including new upholstery and a centre armrest.

Toyota Etios Exteriors

Toyota Platinum Etios is a compact sedan with a sharp appearance that is marked by a stylized front grille and radiant headlamps. Intermittent wipers adorn the front windscreen. The upper grille is chrome treated and the lower grille is black in colour. White fog lamps are fitted on both ends of this black lower grille. The bumpers, door handles and Outside Rear-View Mirrors (ORVMs) are of the same colour as the body, and this makes the sedan look extremely elegant.

The side protection moulding comes with chrome insertions and the B-pillar is blacked out. The four 12-spoke alloy wheels are dressed in full wheel caps. Platinum Etios comes with a roof-mounted foldable antenna and the rear end of sedan is embellished with triangular tail lamps. The chrome garnish on its boot adds to the sophistication. Dimensionally, Toyota Etios is 4.27m long, 1.7m wide and 1.51m high. The wheelbase of the sedan is 2550 mm and it provides an incredible ground clearance of 170mm. The turning radius of 4.9m makes it easy to handle.

Toyota Etios Interiors

The inside ambience of Toyota Platinum Etios is perfectly in sync with its elegant exterior. The bi-tonal premium interior is high on quality and is pleasing to the eyes. The tri-spoke steering wheel has a silver accent on it and the door trim has fabric insertions. The shift knob is accented with chrome and the door armrests have a wood grain finish. The seats are comfortably wide, and the sedan provides adequate legroom and headroom. The driver’s seat is height adjustable and the front headrest can also be adjusted. The pillow-type headrests on the rear seats add to the comfort. Check for Toyota Etios price in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

There are sun visors on the driver’s and the co-passenger’s sides. The fuel lid and tailgate are remote-operated. To further enhance convenience, the power window on the driver’s side has the auto-down function, the electric power steering comes with tilt mechanism, the glove box is cooled and 12 V power outlets are provided at the front. The ORVMs can be adjusted internally using an electronic lever. Platinum Etios also comes with a tachometer, a digital tripmeter, front cabin lights and rear defogger. The air conditioning unit is effective, and that apart, the sedan has a heater and an air filter.

The in-cabin entertainment is looked after by the audio system that comes with a remote. To keep the driver focused, the steering wheel has audio controls mounted on it. The space provided by the boot is of the order 595 L. Additionally, there are seven bottle holders, assist grip with coat hook, and front and rear door pockets.

Toyota Etios Engine

Toyota Platinum Etios comes in both petrol and diesel variants, and is endowed with five-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine is a 1496 cc, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, DOHC. It generates a maximum power of 88.76 bhp (@ 5600 RPM) and gives a maximum torque yield of 132 Nm (@ 3000 RPM). The fuel supply system is an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) type.The diesel engine is a 1364 cc, 4-cylinder, 8-valve, SOHC, D-4D. It generates a maximum power of 67.06 bhp (@ 3800 RPM) and produces a maximum torque of 170 Nm (@ 1800-2400 RPM). The fuel supply system is Direct Common Rail (DICOR) Injection type.

Toyota Platinum Etios petrol engine is equipped with an Electronic fuel Injection (EFI) supply system, which generates a mileage of 16.78 kmpl. The DICOR Diesel engine registers an incredible mileage of 23.59 kmpl. The fuel tank has a capacity of 45 L, and hence, the petrol variant provides a driving range of about 750 km and the diesel variant gives a range of almost 1060km. To know more details on Toyota Etios visit Ubvvn

Toyota Etios Driving

Toyota Platinum Etios is endowed with a MacPherson Strut type suspension system for the front axle. Its rear axle has torsion beam type suspension. The turning radius of Toyota Platinum Etios is 4.9 m and it offers a minimum ground clearance of 170 mm.

Toyota Etios Safety

Scoring a high 4 star rating in the NCAP test, Etios is a reliable car when it comes to safety housing a number of safety features. With the recent facelift, the sedan gets a host of primary safety features including dual airbags and ABS standard across line-up. The sedan also gets ISOFIX mounting points and side-impact reinforcements.Face gets V-shaped chrome finished grille, front fog lamps, electrically adjustable ORVMs, reverse parking sensors etc. The dual-tone interior packs in seven bottle holders, a three spoke steering wheel and day and night IRVM among several others.

Toyota Etios Cost in Hyderabad

Toyota Etios On Road Price is 9,12,122/- and Ex-showroom Price is 7,71,400/- in Hyderabad. Toyota Etios comes in 7 colours, namely Vermillion Red,Celestial Black,Harmony Beige,New Pearl White,White,Classic Grey,Symphony Silver. Toyota Etios comes with FWD with 1364 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 67 bhp@3800 rpm and Peak Torque 170 Nm@1800-2400 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Toyota Etios comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Toyota Etios Conclusion

Toyota Platinum Etios is a compact sedan that packs a punch with its stunning looks and an incredible mileage. Toyota has been renowned in the world for its continuous innovation and impeccable quality standards. In 2010, Toyota entered in the budget segment in India with Platinum Etios. Indian consumers are very sensitive towards price and more so in this segment. The Japanese automaker has entered the segment post a highly intensive market research. Some consumers may feel that the Platinum Etios is not up to the standards in terms of the interiors that they associate with the brand, thus causing some disappointment. The problem of engine vibration associated with a diesel engine has been taken care of by especially focusing on lowering in-cabin noise. Toyota has packed its Platinum Etios with a proper Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) package. The work includes a switch from rubber engine mounted to the more refined, sound-absorbing hydraulic mounts.

The silencer has been modified for better NVH and the damper settings have been fine tuned to take some of the noise out of the suspension. This is a perfect example of how the brand continuously innovates and takes care of the lacunae if any. This is what people expect from the brand and more often than not, Toyota does its bit to not let consumers down. Platinum Etios has the most powerful engine in its category which keeps the consumers satisfied; the only suggestion being that Toyota needs to tweak certain issues as per the Indian road conditions. Due to their excellent research before the launch,

Toyota has kept the price in the reasonable bracket and this has lured the Indian consumers significantly. Etios has one of the highest mileage numbers in its segment and this is yet another strong point for the sedan. Indian mindset of focusing more on the driving expenditure is taken care of by the high mileage and low maintenance cost of Etios. Overall, it’s a good car to buy with consumers having enough confidence in the brand’s credo of continuous innovation to resolve the usual problems faced by the buyers.

Mercedes Benz A Class Review & Test Drive

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Mercedes Benz A Class Overview

Mercedes’ affordably priced A-Class hatchback has been on fore luring luxury enthusiasts to own the star badged hatch. Launching A-Class came across as a smart move from Mercedes Benz India which was earlier confined to bringing highly priced premium cars (saloons, coupes and SUVs). Most importantly, the company’s portfolio lacked a hatchback in a market where hatches are the core of auto cos’ line-up. Agreed that premium brands did not peek into this segment, but with the launch of competitively priced vehicles by German counter parts, Mercedes decided to dive into the ‘rightly priced’ segment which currently offers variety of body-styles

In other words, the first time luxury car buyers segment as we can call it saw Mercedes’s venture with this particular offering. In its itinerary so far, the vehicle has seen a couple of mild upgrades, the latest generation model currently being retailed saw a couple of cosmetic updates making the car look plusher. Nothing changes under the skin, hence the A-Class range continues running on the same hardware as its predecessor. Available in diesel as well as petrol engine choices, the hatch is offered in two variants only.Check for Mercedes Benz A Class price in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Transmission duties are performed by seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, the dynamic select system enables to choose between four driving modes. Exterior and interior styling is done splendidly, as for the features aboard, Mercedes Benz packs its cars well both in terms of comfort and safety. Mercedes Benz A-Class is the most affordable vehicle in the company’s India line-up priced below B-Class. Price in India is on par with the rest of the entry level premium vehicles offered by other luxury car makers.

Mercedes Benz A Class Style

Mercedes-Benz cars are known for offering sophisticated interiors and dynamic styling, and the A-Class is not an exception. The vehicle gets a diamond grille with shiny metallic pieces, sharp headlamps with Bi-Xenon projectors, which are covered by a bold metallic rim on one side and LEDs on other side. The long bonnet with aggressive flowing lines adds to its sporty look. On sides, the aggressive character lines and strong belt line that starts from headlamps and ends just above the rear wheels further enhances the overall appeal.

The flared wheel arches have been fitted to large and light-weight, multi-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, while the wing mirrors get integrated blinkers. At the rear, the hatchback has spoiler with an in-built FM antenna and LED tail lamps. The premium hatchback is available in 10 exterior shades including Cosmos Black, Polar Silver, Canyon Beige Metallic, South Seas Blue, Monolith Grey, Cirrus White, Jupiter Red, Mountain Grey, Night Black and Universe Blue.

Mercedes Benz A Class Space

On the inside, there’s decent space in the rear by hatchback standards, although the sloping roof means the headroom is tight, and the small windows and black insides give it a cooped-up feeling. This back seat certainly won’t offer the comfort you associate with a luxury car, but then this car is meant to pander more to the driver.

The rest of the cabin is just as plush as an E-class, but feels far more modern. The SLS AMG-style triple air-con vents, the free-standing screen for the COMAND interface, the sculpted steering wheel and the chequered-design dials add to the youthful flair. The single-piece front seats are superbly snug, and the knobs, switches and stalks work precisely. The pedals are slightly offset, but this is made up for by the fantastic driving position. However, the steeply-raked windscreen and the small rear window compromise visibility, which is bothersome in traffic and when parking.

Although Mercedes has skipped on electric steering adjustment and even a powered front passenger seat, there’s still plenty of kit; our test car had Bluetooth connectivity, seven airbags, ESP, Bi-Xenon headlamps and USB connectivity. Even the massive panoramic sunroof comes as standard.

Mercedes Benz A Class Performance

Like mentioned above, the automaker has retained both the engines from the outgoing version. Its diesel versions have been fitted with a 2.2-litre power plant that has a displacement capacity of 2143cc. It is incorporated with a fourth generation common rail based direct fuel injection supply system for optimum fuel efficiency. It comprises of four cylinders and sixteen valves based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration. This motor also has a turbocharger with variable nozzle turbine that enables the motor to pump out a maximum power of 136bhp in the range of 3600 to 4400rpm and generates a commanding torque output of 300Nm between 1600 to 3000rpm. On the other hand, its petrol variant is fitted with the same 1.6-litre in-line motor that has high pressure direct fuel injection system featuring piezo injectors. This 1595cc mill can belt out a commanding power of 120.7bhp at 5000rpm that yields in a hammering torque output of 200Nm between just 1250 to 4000rpm. The transmission duties of both these power plants are handled by a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission gearbox that releases the torque output to its front wheels.

The new A Class comes with the same engine options like its outgoing model. The A 180 Sport is housed with a 1.6-litre petrol mill that is incorporated with a high pressure direct injection system featuring piezo injectors. It offers a mileage in the range of 12 to 15.5 Kmpl, which is rather good. The diesel version gets a new nomenclature with ‘A 200 d”. This version houses a 2.2-litre mill under the hood with CRDI fuel injection technology. It is capable of producing a peak mileage of 20.06 Kmpl. To know more information on Mercedes Benz A Class visit Ubvvn

Its oil-burner comprises of 4-cylinders, 16-valves and is further equipped with a turbocharger. This 2143cc mill can belt out a maximum power of 136bhp that yields a hammering torque output of 300Nm. On the other hand, its petrol mill is also based on 4-cylinder configuration. This turbocharged motor has the ability to produce a peak power of 122bhp along with a mammoth torque of 200Nm.

Mercedes Benz A Class Drivng

The Mercedes A-Class has been a very good handler always and this quality remains consistent in the 2016 model too. The steering is very direct and weighs up nicely as the speed progresses. Ride quality is a bit stiff but the 16-inch wheels really help matters. The high profile rubber tackles uneven and broken tarmac without breaking a sweat and the A-Class feels easy to drive on what we call roads. Dealers do offer bigger wheels as options but that comes at the cost of ride quality. On the braking front, the hatchback performs nicely as expected and it sheds speeds without any sort of unnecessary drama.

Mercedes Benz A Class Safety

A number of safety features are available in this model, which ensures high level of protection. It has Attention Assist function that is useful to detect the drowsiness of driver especially, when it is speeding in the 80 kmph to 180 Kmph range. It comes with sensors that analyze the driving behavior and warns the driver. The active restraint system is another device that has rear doors and windows with child locking system, manually adjustable rear head restraints, seat occupancy sensor and so on. There are multiple airbags available to safeguard the occupants during critical driving conditions. Meanwhile, the tyre pressure loss warning system keeps the driver alert if, there is a loss in tyre pressure. Not only it monitors the rotational speed of individual wheels but also identifies the tyre pressure loss.Check car loan for Mercedes Benz A Class at Fincarz.

The hill hold assist function helps it to move off on inclines easily. The electronic stability program keeps the vehicle stable by applying brake force to individual wheels. There are hazard warning lights that gets activated automatically when it slows down from a speed of 70 kmph to a standstill and this works in conjunction with brake assist system. The anti lock braking system on the other hand, prevents it from skidding even when sudden brakes are applied. The adaptive brake lights are activated during sharp braking particularly, when the speed is over 50 kmph. Aside from all these, the list includes audible warning signals for front seat belts, crash responsive emergency lighting, ISOFIX child seat anchorage with fastening points, brake pad wear indicator and many others.

Mercedes Benz A Class Cost in Hyderabad

Mercedes Benz A Class On Road Price is 36,24,301/- and Ex-showroom Price is 29,89,600/- in Hyderabad. Mercedes Benz A Class comes in 5 colours, namely Elbait Green,Cirrus White,Cosmos Black,Jupiter Red,Polar Silver. Mercedes Benz A Class comes with FWD with 1595 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 122 bhp@5000 rpm and Peak Torque 200 Nm@1250-4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 8.6 seconds . Mercedes Benz A Class comes with Automatic Transmission with FWD .

Mercedes Benz A Class Conclusion

In the end, the A-class comes across a compact, premium and properly impressive runabout. It’s got almost everything we like about big Mercs — a solid build, high-quality interiors and a decent ride, all with a huge dose of youthfulness. The engine in the A 180 could’ve done with a little bit more grunt, but apart from that, there’s little to fault.

The bigger concern is whether or not Indian buyers will accept a hatchback as a genuine luxury car. But there’s a good chance the A-class, with its stunning looks and sheer desirability, could trigger India’s first compact luxury car revolution

Hyundai Verna Review & First Drive

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Hyundai Verna Overview

The Hyundai Verna 2018 is the new generation model, which was launched last year. The demand for this sedan has been good and it has been selling well since launch. Most of the variants of the new Verna have a waiting period of 4 to 5 weeks. It is the diesel version of the car which has a higher demand. This is surprise, as the mid-size sedan segment has been shifting toward petrol power cars. An example of this is that the Honda City, which is Verna’s closest rival has 70 per cent of its sales coming form the petrol version. Quite in the opposite fashion, the Verna sees almost 60 per cent of it sales driven by the diesel version. This includes both manual and automatic variants. The Verna comes with a 1.6-litre diesel and is mated to a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission.

This new generation Verna is built on the Elantra platform. It follows the Fluidic 2.0 design language of Hyundai. Hyundai has priced this vehicle aggressively in comparison to competition. The lighter K2 platform has been used to develop this car. The car feels premium and is aimed at evolved buyers.The new Verna has about 50 per cent ultra high strength steel used, which adds to the light weight. The build quality of this car is also better than ever before. Check for Hyundai Verna price in Hyderabad.

The car is dimensionally different and has good space overall. There a lot of features on offer. As per Hyundai the next-generation Verna has undergone testing in different parts of the country for high speed stability, uphill drivability, cruise control and other aspects. The Hyundai Verna 2017 is a fuel efficient car too. ARAI figures suggest 17.7km/l on the petrol engine, while the diesel engine is around 24.5km/l.

Hyundai Verna Exterior & Style

On the design front, it’s possible for the passersby to mistake new Verna for Elantra, thanks to silhouette and the design that makes it resemble the sibling. So, one can understand the level of details the car has been given. And just like the Elantra, the new Verna conforms to the company’s new Fluidic Design 2.0 design language. The center of attraction at the front is definitely the cascading style grille that adds nice width to the car. The curved headlamps with projector lights and the chrome surround on the fog lamps add distinct character to the vehicle.

The car retains the coupe-like stance and with bigger dimension (longer by 65mm and wheelbase increased by 30mm) it now looks all more special. The wheels are packed nicely with the support of 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The electrically operated sunroof lends an upmarket touch to the car. The LED taillamps look good particularly when you took the car at night. The carmaker has gone minimalistic when it comes to using chrome at the rear and that works in favour of the car.

Hyundai Verna Interior & Space

Being a Hyundai, the Verna comes with very good quality materials used on the inside. The dashboard has a driver-focused layout and the dual-tone colour theme looks pleasant. Compared to the older Verna, a lot has changed and the new generation car definitely feels a much better place to be in. Fit and finish is definitely very good and the build quality isn’t bad either. The sedan comes with features like ventilated front seats, electric sunroof, hands-free smart trunk, voice recognition, cruise control, 7.0-inch audio system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Navigation, automatic climate control, rear parking camera and keyless-go. The audio system sounds pretty good while the cooling performance from the AC is brilliant.

Hyundai has also developed a Connected Car app for the Verna which is compatible with the top SX(O) variant of the car. The app is extremely good and shows details like RPM, current speed, fuel range, etc. It even shows the number of times you’ve done hard braking or hard acceleration in the car. The app is nifty but it should’ve been offered for all variants. The smart trunk feature on the car is worth a mention. You need to have the key fob in your pocket and if you stand near the boot for more than 3 seconds, the boot releases. However, the boot doesn’t really open up fully and you actually need to open it manually after the lock releases.

Found the front seats to be comfortable even over long drives and support for the lower back and under thighs is decent enough. The rear seat is also well-shaped but space is very limited. Kneeroom just cannot be compared to the Honda City and Maruti Ciaz while headroom is also just average. I am almost 6 feet tall and my head was almost touching the roof when I sat at the rear. However, the rear bench feels pretty comfortable in terms of support. The car also has a number of cubbyholes, bottle-holders and storage spaces inside the cabin. While the equipment list is very good, space is at an absolute compromise which can be a major deal-breaker especially for those people who are chauffeur-driven. The boot is well-shaped and can definitely hold quite a lot of luggage but at 480-litres, it is slightly smaller than the City and Ciaz.

Hyundai Verna Engine & Gearbox

Hyundai has introduced the 1.4-litre petrol engine as well, on the base variants. This has helped them to price the car well. The 1.6-litre petrol comes in higher variants, also with an automatic. The 1.6-litre diesel engine is also on offer. It offers similar torque with certain tweaks. Both the engines have been tuned for better performance, be it in city or even on the highway. This makes the Hyundai Verna a very good buy. To know more details on Hyundai Verna visit Ubvvn

The petrol and diesel engines have good performance. The diesel is the one which feels the best. The clutch is quite light and gear shifts are smooth. There is more than sufficient torque in this engine and the Verna its a smile on the face. The automatic is for sure more comfortable option, especially for city driving. But for spirited driving its the manual you should opt for.

The petrol has 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. The petrol 1.4 offers 99bhp of power, whereas the 1.6 has 121bhp. The diesel churns out 126bhp of power. The steering geometry is also revised and now feels much better to drive. The steering is very responsive. There isn’t a major increase in the mileage of this new car. Hyundai is now offering distance to empty and mileage indicator on the driver information system. This is a welcome addition.

Hyundai Verna Driving Dynamics

Dynamics on the 2018 Hyundai Verna are leagues ahead of the older car. The steering is so much better now. It feels direct but still lacks feedback. At low speeds, it is light enough while it weighs up slightly on the highways. However, it still feels dead and lacks a proper connect. The vehicle remains stable on straights as well as twisty roads alike but doesn’t feel as eager or sure-footed as cars like the Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid. The Verna is a very good cruiser but I wouldn’t call it a fun-to-drive car.

The suspension has been set-up nicely and it gets a mildly stiff setting. It absorbs bumps and potholes well and the car’s body remains fairly composed all the time. If you hit sharp undulations, the suspension does have a tendency to thud. Ground clearance isn’t much of an issue while braking performance is brilliant with the pedal having good bite and generating much better feedback too. The Verna comes with Hankook tyres and grip is satisfactory for regular usage. While the older car used to feel like a boat, this one is completely different.

Hyundai Verna Braking & Safety

While the braking performance of the new Verna is adequate for a regular driving experience, the energetic drivers will find it missing due to lack of rear disc brake. However, the jerkiness of the brakes in the previous version has now been sorted out. In terms of equipment, the sedan is loaded with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, central locking and ISOFIX mounts as standard. Further, choosing the top spec model will get you 6 airbags, keyless entry, headlamp escort function, and speed sensing auto-door lock.

Hyundai Verna Cost in Hyderabad

Hyundai Verna On Road Price is 13,94,556/- and Ex-showroom Price is 11,54,290/- in Hyderabad. Hyundai Verna comes in 7 colours, namely Fiery Red,Phantom Black,Flame Orange,Star Dust,Polar White,Siena Brown,Sleek Silver. Hyundai Verna comes with FWD with 1591 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 121 bhp@6400 rpm and Peak Torque 151 Nm@4850 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Hyundai Verna comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Hyundai Verna Conclusion

The 2018 Hyundai Verna ticks most of the boxes right and it is indeed a very good product. The car has been priced attractively but these prices are only for the first 20,000 customers, post which there will be a marginal hike in price. The vehicle impresses with its performance, comfort, unending equipment list and of course the styling and except the lack of space at the rear, the Verna doesn’t really have any major downside and we think the Honda City and Maruti Ciaz definitely have a reason to worry. But people who really want a spacious cabin, they might have to look elsewhere.

The C-segment sedan is available in four different variants such as E, EX, SX and SX (O). Checking on the pricing details its base trim E is available at the price tag of Rs. 7.90 lakh for the petrol and Rs. 9.60 lakh for the diesel model. Its top variant SX (O) is priced at Rs. 12.66 lakh for the petrol and Rs. 12.86 lakh for the diesel. The top-selling VTVT 1.6 SX is tagged at Rs. 9.81 lakh. The new Hyundai Verna is a certainly a lot sophisticated and evolved. And this makes it a more worthy competitor against the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Volkswagen Vento in the segment.

Ford Ecosport Facelift First Look Review

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Ford Ecosport Overview

The Ford Ecosport 2018 has got many additions. Now it gets two new variants. These are the S and Signature Editions. They come in petrol as well as diesel versions. The Signature edition is based on the Titanium variant. The S edition is based on the Titanium + variant. The Ecosport is no one of the most accomplished SUVs, with several options available. We were the first to break the story on Ecosport getting new features in May. The Signature edition will come with a black roof and black-machined alloy wheels. It will have a bigger 9-inch touchscreen. The Ecosport will take the Honda WR-V head on, which has sunroof as a big contributor to its sales.

The EcoSport S gets a sunroof, which Ford like to call ‘Fun-roof’. The EcoSport S now gets a 1.0-litre petrol EcoBoost engine, which has a power output of 123bhp and 170Nm of torque. This comes mated to a new six-speed manual transmission. Some features are added to this variant like smoked HID headlamps with dark inserts and a blacked out fog lamp bezel. The front grille and the roof have been blacked out as well. The 17-inch alloys on the SUV get a black machined treatment. The interior has orange accents on the seats and the instrument panel to liven up the cabin. The EcoSport S gets a bigger, 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster which also features a tyre pressure monitoring system. There are six airbags on the EcoSport S along with the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen.

Ford seems to be in a no compromise mode. It has recently updated its best seller with the 2018 edition and now he company is set to introduce another upgraded version. This time the Ford Ecosport 2018 will come with a new 9-inch touchscreen across all variants (except Ambiente). This will replace the 6.5-inch and 8-inch touchscreen offered currently. The Titanium+ will get 8-inch screen with SYNC3, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 9-inch will not have SYNC3, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Check for Ford Ecosport price in Hyderabad

There will also be an upgraded infotainment system with embedded navigation, which was missing earlier. Other new features include speed-sensing auto door lock, passenger seat belt reminder, rear parking sensors and a reverse camera across most variants. The MyKey function and ambient lighting also comes into the Titanium variant now. So infall, the top end Titanium variant gets additional Speed sensing door locks and passenger seat belt reminder. There will not be any major change in the price of the SUV. Read further to know more details.

Ford Ecosport Exterior & Look

The new Ford EcoSport gets numerous refurbishments on the outside. The alterations include the revised fog lamps and indicators that now been combined into the large triangular housing. The front bonnet though has the same nice power bulge in the center. The car gets larger headlamps with projector along with new LED DRLs. EcoSport features new ford signature radiator grille finished with chrome. The rounded fog lamps in the earlier model have made way for the bigger units.

Coming to the side profile, the new design of the alloys makes a big difference and looks quite appealing. While, at the rear, the car gets few changes like new looks for the optional spare wheel cover and slightly revamped bumper design. Except for the front, there hasn’t been any significant change in the overall appearance.

Ford Ecosport Interior & Comfort

As you step inside the new Ford EcoSport, the very first thing that grabs your attention is the big touchscreen infotainment unit. The system integrates Ford’s SYNC3 connectivity and also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The revised center console houses air-conditioning controls and two USB slots. The EcoSport gets an all-black dashboard while the seats too, are revised with better cushioning. The comfort offered in all the five seats is unrivalled in any other compact SUV. The 60-40 split rear seat enhances the space and comfort level further. As compared to its rivals, Ford EcoSport wins by a huge margin in terms of interior quality.

The steering in the new Ford EcoSport is as precise as ever and perfectly weight, it’s quite responsive and quick. The list of gadgetry is long that includes automatic climate control, glove box illumination, cruise control, rain sensing wipers and tyre pressure monitoring system.

Ford Ecosport Engine & Gearbox

While the older EcoSport used to come with 3 engines – 2 petrol and 1 diesel, the newer car comes with only 2 engine options. The diesel engine is the same 1.5-litre, TDCI, 4-cylinder unit producing 100 PS of power and 205 Nm of torque, mated to the same 5-speed manual gearbox. NVH levels on this engine are good but some clatter does filter inside the cabin. Power delivery is punchy and the EcoSport never really feels underpowered, even on the highways. Turbo lag isn’t very bothersome too. Gear shifts are still very notchy though and even the lever feels heavy, but the clutch is very light. On the fuel efficiency front, you can expect 16-18 km/l. To know more information on Ford Ecosport  visit Ubvvn

However, it is the new petrol engine that got us more interested in the new Ford EcoSport. This is an all-new 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder, Dragon series engine that replaces the older Sigma and EcoBoost engines. The Dragon engine produces 123 PS at 6500 RPM and 150 Nm at 400 RPM. While the power figure is similar to the EcoBoost engine, torque has gone down by 20 Nm but that isn’t a concern because the EcoBoost unit was turbocharged and this one is naturally aspirated. The engine is extremely refined despite being a 3-cylinder unit and feels very responsive to throttle inputs. The manual gearbox engined model reaches from 0 to 100 km/hr in 10.91 seconds as per our VBOX tests. Power delivery is linear all the way to the redline and this engine actually makes the car fun to drive.

The petrol engine gets two transmission options – 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Do note that this AT is a torque converter unit while the older AT used to be a DCT. However, the gearbox has been matched very nicely to the engine and gear shifts are pretty smooth. It feels even more responsive in Sport mode. There are no manual shift buttons on the gear lever this time but what you do get are steering-mounted paddle-shifters. Fuel efficiency from the petrol engine isn’t that high, you can expect 9-11 km/l under regular driving. However, when I was giving it the beans, the display showed an average of just 4.5 km/l. Overall, the EcoSport scores high on the mechanical front with two very strong engines.

Ford Ecosport Driving Dynamics

The Ford EcoSport has always had a fun-to-drive nature and the new car doesn’t miss out on the fun factor. The steering continues to feel light enough at city speeds while it weighs up nicely on the highways. It also offers a good amount of feedback. The suspension has been softened a bit which makes the ride a lot more better, though it is still a bit on the stiffer side. The new low-profile tyres on the top variants also add to the stiff ride while lower variants with higher profile tyres may make the ride feel a bit more softer. Grip from the new tyres is very good and braking performance on the EcoSport is also well-suited to the weight and size of the car. Check car loan for Ford Ecosport  at Fincarz.

Ford Ecosport Braking & Safety

The presence of Anti-lock braking system (ABS) along with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) balances the brake force in front and rear wheels that avoids the wheels from locking. So, one enjoys great control as well as stability if the car stops in a hurry. In the safety department, dual airbags and ABS with EBD are offered standard across the range while the top end model gets 6 airbags tech like tyre pressure monitoring system. Other safety features include hill launch assist, speed sensing auto door locks, Ford Mykey, Emergency Assist and traction control.

Ford Ecosport Cost in Hyderabad

Ford EcoSport On Road Price is 9,25,330/- and Ex-showroom Price is 7,82,300/- in Hyderabad. Ford EcoSport comes in 8 colours, namely Mars Red,Moondust Silver,Golden Bronze,Smoke Grey,Chill Metallic,Kinetic Blue,Panther Black,Diamond White. Ford EcoSport comes with FWD with 1499 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 110 bhp@6300 rpm and Peak Torque 140 Nm@4400 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Ford EcoSport comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Ford Ecosport Conclusion

Even though this is just a mid-life facelift, Ford has made a lot of major changes and thus the EcoSport comes out as an extremely good offering in the compact SUV segment. In fact, it is one of the strongest contenders in this segment now. With low running costs (on diesel engine) and lower service costs that Ford is aiming for, the EcoSport won’t burn a hole in your pocket over the long term. For those who want something other than the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon, we definitely recommend the Ford EcoSport to you.

Datsun GO+ Review & First Drive

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Datsun GO+ Overview

For all those who have been waiting for a BIG family car at not a very BIG price, Datsun has a fresh new offering – the Go+. They made a humble start with Go hatchback and are still very young to be taking competition by its horns.

Bringing back simplicity in design and offering more than others in the segment, the Go+ is more for the weekend seekers. It fits the MPV type with an additional third row seat, which will see more of luggage bags tucked than passengers.

Datsun wants you to think of it as a smart family wagon, which can take care of all your BIG family car needs. They have managed to squeeze an extra seat, give more space and features and almost everything without going generous in length by sticking to the sub-4-meter mandate. How good is it in real? We tell you. Check Datsun GO+ price in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Datsun GO+ Exteriors

The first thing that you notice about the GO+ is that the car looks a lot sharper than before. The alterations aren’t the kind that many will pick up on immediately, but enough to tell the new car apart from the old model. The grille is now bigger than before and, along with the strong creases on the bonnet, the car has a more aggressive presence.

The headlamps too have been given a mild update but continue to feature conventional bulbs. Complementing this look is the new bumper which features a lot of sharp creases towards the sides. It also houses new vertically stacked LED DRLs, which is further highlighted by the black surrounds. These LED DRLs don’t look like an afterthought and are bright enough to catch the eye.

From the side, the GO+ looks almost identical to the previous version. However, there are a few minor changes to make the styling easier on the eyes. The ORVMs now get a body-coloured casing, while the wheels are now dual-tone diamond-cut alloys. Not only have they been styled differently, they are bigger and wider now – 165/70 R14 when compared to the older 155/70 R13 wheels.

The Datsun GO+ now looks better from the rear as well. The creases on the bumper towards the edges help give the car a greater sense of width. The bottom crease of the bumper, which looks like a lip extension, is a neat touch. Additionally, you also get a rear windscreen washer and wiper as well.While the GO+ was never a bad looking car, it was rather simple. With a few tweaks and tucks in the facelift though, it looks more attention-grabbing.

Datsun GO+ Interiors

The insides of the GO and GO+ is a big step up over the old car. It actually gives you an impression of sitting inside a different car altogether. Gone is the crude dashboard of the old car and it is replaced by a thoroughly modern looking one. The hexagonal center console that is bordered by silver finish, looks attractive and the new 7-inch infotainment system lends it a modern look. The only difference between the Go and Go+ on the inside is the dual tone white and black dashboard on the latter which makes it feel even more airy. Welcome addition come in form of a glovebox (the old car had no closed storage) and they have also got rid of the old-school pull-type handbrake for a conventional one. There are plenty of storage spaces upfront – you get big door pockets, two cup holders, a big glovebox and two small cubbies next to the steering column. People sitting in the back aren’t that lucky as they only get slim seat back pockets as storage option. Surprisingly there isn’t a rear parcel shelf even in the top variant. Overall quality has improved drastically over the old car but you will still find some rough edges. You still find uneven panel gaps both in and out and stuff like the exposed metal lever for seat adjust doesn’t shout quality.

In terms of space, both cars remain unchanged. But thankfully they have ditched the bench seat upfront for two separate bucket seats. As a result they offer better bolstering and the lack of centre cushioning has also freed up some storage spaces. Although better, the seats are still a bit flat and don’t offer much lateral support. You also don’t get driver seat height adjust or steering adjust. Yet the driving position is quite good as you sit at a good height and the non-adjustable steering and the pedals are placed ideally for most heights. The large windows all-round gives good visibility, which is a boon while driving on crowded roads.

At the back you get the same flat yet wide bench, which can accommodate three in decent comfort but, what could have made it even better is a bit more knee-room. The bench itself offers good back support and there is more than enough headroom on offer. Like the front even at the rear you get fixed headrests, but they are placed low and won’t really help in avoiding whiplash injuries in case of a rear impact. Our test car came with faux leather seat covers which won’t be part of the standard equipment. The USP of the Go + is that its the cheapest seven seater you can buy. The third-row though is cramped and best used as added luggage space.

The Go offers generous boot space at 256 litres, while the bigger Go+ has 347 litres with the third-row folded. While the Go can easily take weekends worth of luggage, the Go+ offers practicality as good as some estates. You can also fold the middle-row on the Go+ which gives and a humongous loading bay that is good enough even when you are shifting houses.

As compared to the earlier car, the new Datsun Go comes with additional features like Keyless entry, tachometer, a trip computer, a high-quality 7 inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system that is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enabled, all four power windows(old car just came with powered front windows)and electrically adjustable ORVMs in the T variant. In the top T option variant you get stuff like 14 inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lamps and rear wash and wipe over the T variant. The good news continues, as Datsun now is offering two airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist as standard across the range.

Datsun GO+ Performance

The Datsun GO+ continues to be powered by the same 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine as before and there is no diesel motor on offer. This engine produces 68PS and 104Nm of torque. For more information on Datsun GO+ check Ubvvn

While the output figures haven’t been altered with the update, Datsun’s engineers have made revisions to the gear ratios of the 5-speed manual box in order to improve driveability. As a result, the car still feels peppy, with the engine pulling strongly from 2000rpm onwards. Of course, this isn’t a car meant for pleasing the enthusiasts, but with a claimed 0-100kmph time of 13.3 seconds, the GO+ is supposedly as quick as the Ignis petrol AMT. We’ll put the car through a road test to verify these figures.

However, it does look like the added weight has had an impact on the driveability of the GO+, even with the altered gearbox ratios. It’ll still pick up from 30kmph in fourth gear without the engine knocking, but there is a l-o-n-g wait before the speedometer starts to climb again. This becomes apparent when the car is running on a full load, forcing you to provide a heavy throttle input to get going. As expected, the powertrain’s tuning is primarily for city commuting.

On the highway, it’ll click 100kmph but does run out of breath if you try to make it go much faster. High speed overtakes also require some planning. Overall, though, the Go+ still retains its capabilities as a daily driver. At 19.83kmpl, the claimed fuel efficiency is now slightly lower than before but still very impressive standalone.

Datsun GO+ Driving

Despite its budget credentials the ride quality on the Go and Go+ is actually quite good. It mostly feels supple and the dampers do a good job of keeping the car settled even on uneven road surfaces. Where the Go struggles a bit is over sharp bumps where the suspension tends to crash and at highway speeds there is some up and down motion over undulating surfaces. At slow speeds the Go or the Go+ is extremely easy to drive thanks to the great visibility and light steering. But it isn’t a sporty car and it rolls quite a bit when you start cornering enthusiastically. It not having an antiroll bar doesn’t help its cause, nor does the steering which isn’t direct and has quite a bit of dead-zone around the centre ahead position. Drive it in an unhurried manner, then the Go feels well planted with safe and predictable manners. The brakes do a good job of stopping the car and the added safety net of standard ABS boosts confidence further.

Datsun GO+ Safety

It’s good to finally see Datsun taking some action to improve its notoriety when it comes to safety in India. For starters, the structure of the GO+ has received a good deal of reinforcement. In the process, it has gained about 150kg in weight and Datsun claims the GO+ will comply with the upcoming Indian crash test norms.

What’s more, not only do you now get dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and rear parking sensors, all these features are included as standard even in the base variant. Yes, follow-me-home headlamps are also included as standard. Buyers of the top-spec T, T(O) variants get an additional Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) which is essentially electronic stability control (ESC).

Datsun GO+ Cost in Hyderabad

Datsun Go Plus On Road Price is 4,60,279/- and Ex-showroom Price is 3,83,000/- in Hyderabad. Datsun Go Plus comes in 6 colours, namely Blue,White,Ruby,Gold,Silver,Grey. Datsun Go Plus comes with FWD with 1198 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 67 bhp@5000 rpm and Peak Torque 104 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Datsun Go Plus comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Datsun GO+ Conclusion

The Go+ is more of a station wagon than an MPV because the last row seats realistically do not qualify to seat occupants. The main challenge that Datsun will face is convincing consumers about the merits of one. Tata Estate, Indigo Marina, Baleno Altura, Corsa Swing and Octavia Combi are some of the many cars which couldn’t do well in India as the concept of a weekend car didn’t exist back then. With the Go+, Datsun can pitch a budget family wagon and create a new segment.

The Go and Go+ still have a long way to go in terms of final finishing as the cost conscious measures seep in every detail of both these cars. The build quality is not the best and even the interiors feel too basic compared to competing models. However, it is just the beginning for the Japanese car major and we hope the future iterations will come in a more acceptable form.

Datsun GO Hatchback First Drive Review

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Datsun GO Overview

The ‘Datsun’ brand has a strong history behind it especially in the 60s and 70s. Car lovers can vouch for the same. This Japanese automobile company has produced some of the most popular cars of its times including the 510 and 240Z. Nissan had announced Datsun’s revival plans in 2012 for many developing countries and going by the rapid development, India played an important role in it. Datsun’s operations will be supported by Nissan in India. The company has already shown GO hatchback and Go+ MPV based on the same platform at the 12th Auto Expo held in Greater Noida.

The Go hatchback promises to offer more benefits than any other car in its segment. With the Go, Datsun plans to lock horns with India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki. Datsun is very positive about Go’s premium styling and spacious interiors and claims that it will fetch every need possible without making consumers pay extra. We travel to Hyderabad and find out more in our first drive report.

Datsun GO Style

The one thing that you immediately notice about the GO is that the car now looks a whole lot better than before. It’s not a distinctive change, but just enough to make you appreciate it a little more. The grille is now bigger than before and, along with the strong creases on the bonnet, the car looks more imposing. The headlamps too have been refreshed but continue to feature conventional bulbs. Complementing this look is the new bumper which features a lot of sharp creases towards the sides. It also houses new vertically stacked LED DRLs, which is further highlighted by the black surrounds.

From the side, the GO looks almost identical to the previous version. However, there are a few minor changes to make the styling easier on the eyes. The ORVMs now get a body-coloured casing, while the wheels are now dual-tone diamond-cut alloys. Not just that, they are bigger and wider – 165/70 R14 when compared to the older 155/70 R13 wheels – and look even better.

The Datsun GO now looks better from the rear as well. The creases on the bumper towards the edges help accentuate the width of the car. The bottom crease of the bumper, which looks like a lip extension, is a neat touch. Additionally, you also get a rear windscreen washer and wiper as well.Overall, there is a definite improvement in the way the GO looks. The updates make the car appear more premium and offer more universal appeal.

Datsun GO Space

The cabin has some striking resemblances to that of Micra. The Go’s cabin does not feel like a cocoon and instead offers a spacious well spread cabin with ergonomically placed buttons and knobs. The entire arrangement looks very simple and functional. In terms of features, it gets a MDS – Mobile Docking Station mounted on the front dashboard. It looks simple but has its high points considering Indian consumers are fast moving towards smartphones. There is a USB charging slot and a AUX input which can pair with a smartphone and play music, navigate or even take calls depending on the features of the Smartphone.

The driver gets a big three spoke steering wheel which offers adequate grip. The instrumental cluster has an analog speedometer and a digital tachometer. It also shows information on average fuel consumption, low fuel warning and distance to empty. To help reduce fuel consumption it also comes with a gear shift guide which aids the driver to shift gears at correct engine speeds.The gear stick has been smartly shifted from the floor to the dashboard. It is very conveniently positioned and is in very easy reach of the driver. The change in position of the gear stick makes the seating very spacious. But on the flip side it keeps touching the knee of taller front passengers.

The cabin space inside the Go cannot be compared to any other car because of the sheer space offered. The legroom and headroom inside the cabin is fantastic. The base variants will get plain fabric upholstery while the premium variant gets Jacquard fabric upholstery which has a special pattern on it. The seats are bench type and Datsun claims that the front seats have been specially designed to keep the fatigue level low. The rear seats have a flat rear support and can do with some more cushioning. Both row seats come with integrated headrest.

It features an open glove box section which is not very useful considering the lack of a cover. Since the handbrake and the gear stick have been shifted to the console, it leaves the front area with some storage space. This can be used to store bags and mats and are at an easy disposal of the driver. The Go has the best boot space in its class at 265 Litres.

Datsun GO Performance

The Datsun GO is powered by the same engine as before i.e. the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol unit which produces 68PS and 104Nm of torque. However, Datsun’s engineers have made revisions to the gear ratios of the 5-speed manual box, which could have been done to manage the higher kerb weight. As a result, the car still feels peppy, with the engine pulling strongly from 2000rpm onwards. Datsun claims the GO can complete the 0-100kmph run in just 13.3 seconds. Rest assured, we’ll soon put the car through a thorough road test and verify these figures.

However, what’s been affected by the few extra kilos is the drivability. While it’ll still pick up from 30kmph in fourth gear without the engine knocking, you will have to wait a bit for the speeds to climb. This becomes apparent when the car is running on a full load, forcing you to provide a heavy throttle input to get going. Out on the highway, the car settles at triple speeds with ease but runs out of breath soon after, asking you to plan your overtakes in advance. At 19.83kmpl, the claimed fuel efficiency is now slightly lower than before. To know more information on Datsun GO check Ubvvn

Datsun GO Driving

The Datsun GO gets a 10mm bump in ground clearance (now 180mm) thanks to the larger 14-inch wheels. This has also lead to a slightly different suspension setup, which, in this case, is better than before. The suspension takes on speed breakers and undulations with ease, cushions you well. This characteristic is even retained at higher speeds, as the car remains stable over broken roads and bad patches. What’s even more impressive is that the car is quick to settle down after hitting a pothole or bump. At triple digit speeds, though, it does feel a bit bouncy, but that’s something which is common across this category of cars.

Although engine noise is better insulated than before, the floorboard insulation still feels lacking as even the smallest pebble hit makes a sharp noise inside the cabin. Overall, the NVH levels have been improved to a point where it is now acceptable. As far as handling is concerned, it’s a car best suited for city use. The steering is light and lets you make quick turns or u-turns in traffic. However, the feedback from the unit feels a bit vague at high speeds and sudden lane changes doesn’t inspire much confidence. A slightly heavier steering would have gone a long way to help with that.

Datsun GO Safety

The Datsun GO features safety bits such as driver side airbag, vehicle dynamic control, co-passenger airbag, ABS with EBD and brake assist, rear parking sensors, central locking and driver seatbelt warning as standard across the line-up. It additionally comes with rear washer, rear defogger and rear wiper. Braking power on the entry-level hatchback is derived from disc front brakes and rear drum units.

Datsun GO Cost in Ahmedabad

Datsun Go On Road Price is 3,81,361/- and Ex-showroom Price is 3,32,000/- in Ahmedabad. Datsun Go comes in 6 colours, namely Ruby,Sky,Silver,Grey,White,Blue. Datsun Go comes with FWD with 1198 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 67 bhp@5000 rpm and Peak Torque 104 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 13.3 seconds . Datsun Go comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .Check for Datsun GO price in Ahmedabad at Autozhop.

Datsun GO Conclusion

Should you write a cheque in favour of Datsun GO? You might want to read this. Among some of the low scoring points in the GO, the external tail door lock has been ditched which makes it very inconvenient to operate. There is no wiper on the tail door. Inside the cabin, the ORVM adjustment is missing and also the central mirror has no anti-glare setting.

Glove box does not get a lid for now. No array of power window buttons on the driver door trim. The most annoying bit for me has to be the vintage hand break lever. Get your muscles in place to pull this lever and disengaging it can cause serious injury on the knee as it descends abruptly if not held properly.

But then on the high side, you get a fresh looking car with an attractive design, spacious and functional interiors and an efficient engine. Datsun will be supported by Nissan in India and thus brand reliability is not a problem. One quick look on their official website and the exhaustive list of official dealers appears.

Audi Q3 FAcelift First Drive Review

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Audi Q3 Overview

The Audi Q3 has been around since a lot of years now and while competition has moved ahead, this compact luxury SUV is still on sale and to keep the product line-up fresh, the Ingolstadt-based automaker has given the SUV a minor facelift which brings about small tweaks to the exteriors and interiors while the core of the vehicle remains similar.

Based on the PQ35 platform, the Audi Q3 made its debut in India back in 2012. The diesel model was launched first and then, a year later came the petrol version. Audi currently stands third among the luxury car manufacturers in India in terms of volumes and the Q3 has a very pivotal role to play here.

Audi Q3 Design

The Q3 gets the new Audi family face, and it is the first product to get this look in the Indian car market. The new headlamps are a lot slimmer and with these changes to the headlamps and the front grille the Q3 does look fresh and new. The LED array styling has been changed and the full variant on the Q3 gets LED headlamps, which is the first in its segment. The Q3’s side fairly remains unchanged, except for the new design of the alloy wheels. The rear also doesn’t get a major upgrade, it looks a lot similar to the outgoing version. The Q3 has a lot of design elements similar to the new-generation Q7 that is due to be launched in late 2015. The new entry-level SUV looks and feels a lot more stylish and premium too.

Audi Q3 Cabin

There are no major changes to report in the cabin. The Audi Q3 carries forward with the same neat dashboard and generally user-friendly interior. Quality is up there with more expensive Audis and though the seats are not real leather but leatherette, the ambience inside is what you’d expect in a premium SUV. You sit reasonably high up in a Q3, the front seats are generous in size and support and even the rear seat is spacious enough for two adults to sit in comfort.

With the update, Audi has streamlined the variants on offer. The 30TFSI and 30TDI can only be had in Premium trim while the 35TDI is available in Premium Plus and Technology trim too. What is nice is that even the Premium variants get much wanted goodies like a panoramic sunroof and electrically adjustable front seats. The Premium Plus trim doesn’t get more features but adds in richer aluminium-look inlays. The top-spec Technology variant is pricey but your money does get you paddle shifters, SD card-based navigation, a reverse camera and a colour multi-info display in the instruments binnacle among other features.

The Q3 runs Audi’s MMI infotainment system. It is easy enough to use but the interface doesn’t look as slick as that in the newer Audis and there’s no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay support either. To know more info on Audi Q3 check Kmindia

Audi Q3 Engine

The 2018 Audi Q3 35 TDI continues to draw power from the same 2.0-litre diesel motor that produces 181 HP of power from 3500-4000 RPM and 380 Nm of torque from 1750-3000 RPM. Featuring Audi’s quattro system, the powerplant comes mated to a 7-speed S-Tronic automatic transmission. This oil-burner is supremely refined with good NVH levels but initially, there is some turbo lag. Step on the gas and once past the turbo lag, the engine pulls cleanly and shows off its strong performer characteristics. The gearbox is quick in its responses but sometimes at low speeds the tranny tends to get a bit confused.

The Audi sprints from 0-100 km/hr in a claimed 7.9 seconds while returning an average fuel efficiency of 11-12 km/l. The ARAI-claimed figure is 15.17 km/l. The vehicle comes with Audi’s Drive Select which offers 4 driving modes – Comfort, Dynamic, Individual and Off-Road mode. The modes alter the driving experience and Dynamic makes the car feel very responsive while in Comfort it drives in a relaxed manner. Off-Road is good in well, off-road conditions and it is a pretty capable car.

Audi Q3 Riding

The driving dynamics of the Q3 was certainly one of the best in its segment and it continues to remain the same. The paddle shifts enhance the driving pleasure. The ride is pliant enough and it never feels too stiff or too soft. Audi has been offering the Rough Road package on the Q3. With quattro, the chances to lose grip are also minimal.

Audi Q3 Safety

Audi Q3 is equipped with plenty of braking and safety features for driving control and passenger protection. The primary braking of the wheels is operated by the Ventilated Disc front and Solid disc rear brakes. Moreover, this luxury compact SUV is also equipped with advanced braking features like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electric Braking System (EBS), Traction Control and Electronic Stability Programme.

Furthermore, for the first time, the Q3 compact SUV comes equipped by a Hill Decent Control for additional control while driving on terrain conditions. For passenger care and car security, it also comes loaded with features such as Airbags (Driver frontal airbag, Driver side airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag, Front passenger head airbag, Front passenger side airbag and Rear passenger side airbags), Child proof locks, 3-point inertia-reel seat belts for all seats, Seat belt reminder and Side-on collision protection.

Audi Q3 Price in Hyderabad

Audi Q3 On Road Price is 41,95,497/- and Ex-showroom Price is 34,73,000/- in Hyderabad. Audi Q3 comes in 6 colours, namely Utopia Blue,Mythos Black,Tundra Brown,Florett Silver,Cortinia White,Misano Red. Audi Q3 comes with FWD with 1395 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 148 bhp@5000-6000 rpm and Peak Torque 250 Nm@1500-3500 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 8.9 seconds . Audi Q3 comes with Automatic Transmission with FWD .Check Audi Q3 price in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Audi Q3 Verdict

Many will argue that for the price of an Audi Q3 you could get yourself a larger, more hardcore SUV. But if it’s a small luxury SUV that you desire, the Q3 is a great buy. Sure, it’s not as spacious or involving to drive as the new BMW X1 or as eye-catching as the Mercedes-Benz GLA but seen as a whole, the Q3 is a very well-rounded package. It looks smart, feels premium and performs well in both petrol and diesel guises. Really, what’s not to like?

The Q3 always was a worthy entry point to Audi’s SUV line-up. The updated Audi Q3 keeps the flag flying high.

Jaguar XE Hatchback First Drive Review

Jaguar XE Test Drive

Jaguar XE Overview

Jaguars are known for their opulence, besides a great deal of sportiness. So when Jaguar introduced their smallest cat yet, it had big shoes to fill, especially with its bigger brothers being the XJ and the F-Type. And it did that quite well with the powerful 2.0-litre petrol engine that it was launched with. And now a diesel mill has also hit the roads, the Ingenium 2.0-litre, that will ring in the numbers for Jaguar because of its economies. So, we head out in the baby Jag, the top-spec Portfolio trim at that, to find out if it turns out to be a real ‘Jaguar’.

Jaguar XE Style

Jaguar XE has an agile look and is designed to make it a head turner when it is driven on the road. Jaguar XE features include a length of 4795mm and a width of 2075mm and come with body colored bumpers. The engine grill has a beautiful perforated design that is bordered with a chromium strip and the logo of the company inscribed in the middle. The headlight cluster is big and powerful and are equipped with halogen lamps for the Pure trim whereas, the Portfolio trim is equipped with bi-functional HID Xenon headlamps along with headlamp power wash function. To cool the powerful engine quickly, it has a big black color perforated air dam along with two black color air vents to dry the brakes.

Looking at its side profile, you will notice silver encrusted air vents, body colored ORVM caps (with integrated turn lamps) and door handles along with uniquely designed fenders, which houses 17-inch silver alloy rims mounted by tubeless radial tyres. The rear profile of this car reinforces the athletic look of its front. Jaguar XE Colors available in the market include, Ebony Black and Polaris White. If you want more variety, then you have to pay for some other colors like Ammonite Grey, Blue Fire, British Racing Green, Dark Sapphire Metallic, Glacier White, Italian racing Red, Odyssey Red, Osmium Blue, Quartzite, Rhodium Silver, Ultimate Black, Black Cherry, Celestial Black, Ingot, Storm Grey, and Tempest Grey.

Jaguar XE Space

Given that one of the XE’s main selling points is looks, it does not disappoint in the cabin. You get a speedboat style cowl running across both ends of the dashboard while the beige and black colour scheme present both on the upholstery and plastics does well to up the premium factor in the cabin. Of particular notice is the ‘Theater of dreams’ floating gear knob which pulsates when it rises from the dashboard as you start the car. To know more information on Jaguar XE visit Aryavarta

In terms of features you get everything that is standard in the segment like dual-zone climate control with dual rear vents, electric seats (sans lumbar support), instrument cluster with digital display cruise control and a touchscreen infotainment system with smart phone integration and downloadable apps. The infotainment system has all the requisite features to put it on par with its rivals, but still lacks the finesse of its German counterparts.

The front seats offer good bolstering and thanks to the soft leather, you can sink right in and devour the kilometres on the highway as you go along. However, the rear seats are a different story as they feel inadequate especially, for a six-footer like me – a fact enhanced by the sloping roofline that eats into the head room. In fact, a larger person would have to angle their head in an odd way during ingress and egress to get around lack of head space.

Jaguar XE Performance

Let us talk about performance now. Jaguars are meant to be leaping forward and also be agile and the XE does that quite well thanks to the robust diesel mill. The engine in question here is the Ingenium 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel four-banger that pumps out 177bhp of power. And it is the whopping 430Nm of torque and the eight-speed gearbox that create all the magic. With the torque kicking in from as low as 1700rpm, the engine revs cleanly to over 5000rpm with the horsepower taking over the proceedings as we move up. Check car loan for Jaguar XE.

It comes with three driving modes – snow, economy and dynamic apart from the standard normal mode to suit different driving conditions and situations. In Eco mode, the gearbox upshifts quickly to the next gear, so much so that the engine revs well below 2000rpm when you have already crossed 100kmph on the speedo. Being a torque converter, you have enough go from lower revs, and once the turbo spools up, the ZF gearbox works smartly to keep the engine in the meat as far as possible. In Sport mode, the gearbox holds on to the revs even at the red-line and the gearbox responds faster when you flick the paddles. Snow mode restricts torque to avoid wheel-spin, something that would be a rare occurrence given the Indian climate.

So, with the meaty engine and the gearbox working well in tandem, you are cruising in three-figures effortlessly. The ride is pliant, soaking up almost everything. But the characteristic underlying stiffness of the suspension — designed-for-foreign-roads-and-adapted-for-India —, is evident, especially on the badly-executed concrete highways we find in India. But on tarmac, all the noise settles down for a quiet ride, bringing out the real XE.

Jaguar XE Driving

The powerful 1999 cc mill along with the 8-speed transmission gearbox gives the compact sports sedan enormous power that allows it to reach its top speed of 237 Kmph in no time. The pickup is also smooth and it crosses 100 Kmph from standstill in just 7.7 seconds. For a bump free ride, it has an advanced double wishbone suspension system for the front axle and an Independent integral link for the rear axle that keeps the car running smoothly even on uneven roads.

Jaguar XE Safety

For braking segment, Jaguar XE has powerful ventilated disc brakes for all the tyres with ABS, EBD and Brake assist. In addition, it also includes 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.

Jaguar XE Cost in Ahmedabad

Jaguar Xe On-Road Price in Ahmedabad ranges from 45,30,494 to 52,38,716 for variants XE Pure and XE Portfolio Diesel respectively. Jaguar Xe is available in 6 variants and 7 colours. Below are details of Jaguar Xe variants price in Ahmedabad. Check for Jaguar XE price in Ahmedabad at Autozhop.

Jaguar XE Conclusion

The Jaguar XE diesel actually does a pretty good job at what it is built for. It gives you a taste of the Jaguar aura of opulence and speed. It has all the bells and whistles that come standard for the segment and a cabin that reminds you of a speedboat. Add the dynamic handling of the Jaguar to the equation and top it up with the gorgeous proportions of the XE and you have a proposition that is just too attractive.

It is not that the Jaguar is unrivalled. Running interference here is the comfort-focussed Mercedes-Benz C-Class which offers a soft ride and more cabin space. The BMW 320d also works pretty well trying to find the perfect balance between ride, space and handling while the Audi A4 aims for tech and bling. So, if, making a statement and loving it is your style, the Jaguar XE is the car for you. It might not be the most spacious in its segment, nor does it have the best ride or horsepower. But then it has its own unique proposition that suits a select class of buyers who prefer a bit of style and exclusivity over downright practicality.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Facelift First Drive Review

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800  Test Drive

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Overview

If ever there was a car that could be labelled an ‘undisputed king’, the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is it.

Ever since its arrival in 2012 as a modern-day equivalent of the original 800, this cutesy looking hatch has played the role of India’s favourite small car. However, what this also means is that the Alto 800 is nearly half a decade old now and that the small car goalposts have well and truly moved over that period. So much so that buyers now seek high-end convenience and as many features for as little outlay as possible. Keeping that in mind, Maruti Suzuki has given the Alto 800 a mild facelift, one that comes with a revised front-end look, reupholstered interior, couple of vibrant colours and most importantly, a more efficient engine. Check for car loan interest rate.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Style

The front fascia is where the majority of the changes have been done. Rather going for the thin chrome grille with body colored slat, the carmaker has given a solid piece of plastic that neatly flows between the headlights and the airdam. Due to the updated front, the car looks wider in proportion. The headlamps cluster now features amber-colored housing for the turn indicators. The automaker has included fog lamps which were not there in the earlier model.

The side profile is similar and showcases the simple straight shoulder line. The rear end features crystal-like tail lamps and some sculpting which are carried forward from the previous model. The bumper design is also the same with the space for registration plate carved out at the bottom. Overall, there are changes at outside but to find out what’s everything new, you need to be an Alto fan.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Space

One needs to bend quite a bit to get into the Alto, but once seated, you’ll appreciate how engineers liberated a decent amount of cabin space from the tight exterior dimensions. Visibility from the driver’s seat is good but the window line at the shoulder point could have been lower. Though, the Alto 800 does feel bare-basic and built to a price point, the build quality throughout the cabin is consistent. There’s space for all your knick-knacks in the centre console and it even accommodates a one-litre bottle. However, the door pads are good for documents or other slim accessories only.

On the plus side, Maruti has updated the 2016 Alto 800 with fresh fabric schemes and a new rear head-rest design. While the front seats do offer a firm and rudimentary amount of back support, they hardly propose any thigh and lateral support, and are also totally flat and devoid of any contours. The crouching position, with the low seat and high floor line can get tiring over long drives. It is the same story with the rear seats too and there’s just the elementary amount of cushioning, headroom and legroom to get the commute done with. Three adult passengers should be a tight fit here.

Variants offered by Maruti Suzuki on the Alto 800 2016 version are Std, LX, LXi and VXi. Each of these variants is now also available with an ‘O’ version, which adds a driver airbag as an extra safety feature. On the whole, features that now make to the Alto 800 2016 model are the integrated music system with two front speakers, aux and USB, an accessory socket, rear parcel tray, rear console bottle holder, remote keyless entry, driver airbag in all ‘O’ versions, and a rear door child lock. For more details on Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 check Aryavarta

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Performance

The 796cc petrol motor and 5-speed manual gearbox from the old car have been reserved for the facelifted model. This is the same 3-cylinder unit that’s been around for many years and in its latest application, puts out 47bhp at 6,000rpm and 69Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. That doesn’t translate into a rapid, tyre-smoking small car by any means, but the combination fares well where it matters i.e. the daily grind.

There’s considerable torque low down the rev range, so driving in stop/start traffic or overtaking within city limits is not an issue unless the car is fully loaded. The engine is not only suitably torquey in low and mid-range but also very refined – it’s comparatively less noisy under heavy acceleration than the Kwid or the Redi-Go. In fact, the Alto 800’s upper hand in performance was apparent during our small car shootout wherein it was noticeably quicker than the Kwid and the Eon, hitting the 0-100kmph mark in 17.09 seconds and taking just 13.30 seconds in 20-80kmph roll-on in third gear.

For a micro runabout, the electrically-assisted steering is a bit heavy but there’s a lot of feedback to be had. The Alto 800 handles really well for a budget small car, with the steering being decently responsive. As expected, the car requires small yet constant corrections to keep straight at highway speeds but for the most part, the steering is swift enough to feel agile and nicely weighted for that all-important reassuring feel behind the wheel. As for the ride quality, the facelifted model feels just like old car. What this means is that you get a very flat low-speed ride with minimum vertical movements over poor stretches. Make no mistake, the Alto 800 is stiffly sprung and as you up the pace you can sense sharp jolts over bumpy roads.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Driving

Maruti’s Alto 800 also rolls quite a bit, and the slim tyres don’t really inspire a whole lot of confidence in one. That aside, the brakes are adequate to get the job done at reasonable speeds with an appropriate amount of feedback. At slower speeds, the ride quality with its stiff suspension setup translates into a lot of vertical movement over undulations, and bumps can be felt and heard with a jerk. Increase the speed and the car tends to ride flatter over slight undulations, but any bumps or potholes can be felt in the cabin with some uncomfortable vertical movement. In fact, driving over a series of small speed breakers (rumblers) without slowing down can get the car displaced from the intended line of motion, and needs extra caution.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Safety

The braking responsibilities of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 are well taken care of by disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the rear. The safety features of the car include 2 airbags for the driver and co-driver. What comes as standard is the ABS with EBD, engine immobiliser, speed alert system, headlight levelling, high mounted stop lamp, speed belt reminder and reverse parking sensors. The all-new Alto 800 is offering tubeless tyres for maximum protection on any type of road. The front wipers and washer are 2 speed and intermittent for front mirror cleansing. The car also features RR seatbelts ELR type for better safety.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Cost in Ahmedabad

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 On-Road Price in Ahmedabad ranges from 3,04,978 to 4,42,867 for variants Alto 800 Standard and Alto 800 LXI CNG Optional respectively. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is available in 10 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 variants price in Ahmedabad. Check for Maruti Alto 800 price in Ahmedabad at Autozhop.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Conclusion

There’s not much persuasion needed to convince one that this segment now looks fresh thanks to the Renault Kwid and Datsun’s Redigo. Of course, Maruti’s little update job on this car may have just earned it some more time on the buyers list. However, our market is now all the more ready for products like the Kwid and Redigo, as they tick off the aspirational and emotional quotient within one. Nevertheless, the Alto 800 is a tried and tested package, with bullet-proof reliability and a predictably wide service network. But, will this be enough to retain customers or loyalists? Only time can tell.

Maruti Alto 800 is offered in 4 variants they are STD, LX, LXI, and VXI. Taking a quick glance at the pricing, its base variant is priced at Rs. 2.51 Lakh, LX trim is tagged at Rs. 2.83 Lakh while the top spec CNG LXI optional is available at the price tag of Rs. 3.78 lakh. Its mid-range, as well as the top selling variant LXI, is tagged at Rs. 3.09 lakh, all prices ex-showroom, Delhi. Maruti 800 competes against the entry-level hatchbacks including Hyundai Eon, Renault Kwid, and Datsun Redi-GO.