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2020 MG Gloster Spied on Road Test in India for the First Time



SAIC-owned MG Motor today launched the MG Gloster in India for a starting price of Rs 28.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Available in four variants and a couple of seating configurations (six-seater and seven-seater), the MG Gloster price goes up to Rs 35.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the uninitiated, the MG Gloster is MG Motor’s flagship SUV in India and answer to the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Mahindra Alturas G4. These prices are, however, introductory and valid until October 31, 2020 or for the first 2,000 customers, whichever comes earlier.

The four different variants that you find in the MG Gloster are Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy. The SUV’s seating pattern differs based on the variant. The entry-level Super gets a seven-seater configuration, while the top-spec Savvy features a six-seater layout. The Smart has a seven-seater configuration. In the Sharp, you can choose between six- and seven-seater layouts.

Before moving on to the variant-wise prices of the MG Gloster, let us have a detailed look at its powertrains. The SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that develops 163PS and 375Nm. Also available is a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel mill that belts out 218PS and 480Nm. Both the motors are paired with an 8-speed AT. The variants with 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel mill feature on-demand 4WD as well. The Gloster comes with an electromechanical differential lock, BorgWarner AWD transfer case and off-road modes, including Mud, Sand, Snow and Rock.

The Super and Smart variants of the MG Gloster get the 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine, while the Sharp and Savvy trims are equipped with the 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel mill. Below are the variant-wise MG Gloster prices (ex-showroom, Delhi).

> MG Gloster Super 7-seater Turbo – Rs 28.98 lakh
> MG Gloster Smart 7-seater Turbo – Rs 30.98 lakh
> MG Gloster Sharp 7-seater Twin Turbo – Rs 33.68 lakh
> MG Gloster Sharp 6-seater Twin Turbo – Rs 33.98 lakh
> MG Gloster Savvy 6-seater Twin Turbo – Rs 35.38 lakh

Some might say that the MG Gloster does not have an eye-catchy design. But given the SUV’s generous proportions, you can’t exactly ignore it on road! The Gloster is 4,985mm in length, 1,926mm in width and 1,867mm in height. It has a 2,950mm long wheelbase. It is bigger than the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour, and longer and higher than the Mahindra Alturas G4. In terms of wheelbase, the Gloster trumps its three rivals. The notable exterior features in the MG Gloster include chrome front grille, LED headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, quad tailpipes and 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Depending on the variant, you find either a six-seater (2+2+2) configuration or a seven-seater (2+3+2) layout inside the cabin. If you go for the six-seater option, you are welcomed by second-row captain seats, a first for any SUV in this segment and price bracket. The 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible and is paired with a 12-speaker audio system. Also available are creature comforts like a 12-way power-adjustable driver, 8-way power-adjustable co-driver seat, flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel, 8-inch MID, cruise control PM 2.5 filter, wireless charging, TPMS and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. The i-Smart 2.0 connectivity technology in the Gloster offers more than 70 features.

The safety features in the new MG Gloster include six airbags, electronic stability program, traction control system, hill hold control, hill descent control, ABS + EBD and brake assist, front and rear disc brakes, 360-degree around-view camera, reverse parking camera, front and rear parking sensors, and driver fatigue reminder system.

The top-of-the-line MG Gloster Savvy variant is also equipped with the ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) that combines functionalities like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind-spot detection and automatic parking assist.

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New Generation Hyundai i20 is Smoking Hot; Here’s Proof



The 2020 Hyundai i20 has been spotted testing again. The car was spotted in North America and let’s just say the design of the new 2020 i20 is looking very promising. The car is going to mostly make its debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. The dimension of the new car also seems visually larger than the previous car. We will see a lot of new technology and a change in dimensions, features, a new engine and gearbox plus, Hyundai could offer the new i20 with a hybrid system as well. Blue Link technology will be offered to make the car more loaded with tech. The car will also be donning a SPORTIER design which in turn will enhance it’s appeal.

The all-new model was being tested along with the next-gen 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 near the company’s Sriperumbudur plant in India too. Check out the latest spy shots below.

2020 Hyundai i20 Spyshots

The upcoming model of the i20 will have LED rear tail lamps. These lights resemble the lights of the Hyundai Elantra. The rear of this car looks wider than the current generation. This might result in increase in space at the rear seat. The shape of the ORVM has also become sharp. The car looks totally in sync with Hyundai’s new design language.

2020 Hyundai i20 Launch

The new Hyundai i20 will be launched next year. It seems like the company has just started testing it and the car will be made available to masses next year only. Hyundai will bring it in a new generation avatar and will make sure that the new i20 is a segment leader in its class. This car will be sportier with this launch. It will be available late this year. This car too might sport the Nios look.

2020 Hyundai i20 Price in India

The price of the Hyundai i20 will be initially a bit more than the current i20 but overall there should not be a huge difference. The 2020 Hyundai i20 will have a base price of Rs 6 lakhs and the top variant can go up to Rs 11 lakhs. This price of the vehicle will see some hike on account of BS6 engines that will feature in this new launch.

2020 Hyundai i20 Design

Expect a more modern design from Hyundai. There could be a concept that Hyundai shares at an upcoming Auto Show before showing the production car. That will give us a flavor for the new i20 and the design language the company is going to go for. Expect full–LED headlamps and tail lamps in the top end of the car. There will be a new design for the doors, front and rear bumper as well. On the exterior, we some first in class features like a front camera with 360-degree parking. The new i20 will share a lot of its design cues with the Hyundai Sonata.

The vehicle appears to be longer and a tad wider than the model that’s still on sale and we assume this will have a positive impact on the cabin room, especially at the rear seats. The rear end is heavily disguised and so far we can’t tell anything about its design apart from the fact that the taillights feature LED brake lights. The spy pics of the heavily camouflaged 2020 Hyundai i20, posted by Indian Autos Blog, show the rear-end of the vehicle. The premium hatchback looks wider from the back as compared to the current version, which is 1,734 mm in width. We can expect the new premium hatchback to offer more space at the back with a bigger boot.

2020 Hyundai i20 Dimensions

There will be a slight change in the dimensions of the 2020 model car. The older car had the dimensions as mentioned below. The dimensions of the car will be changed to accommodate cosmetic changes. There will be no change ins the seating space in the car. The cosmetic changes will be some changes in the front grille and addition of the daytime running lights.

2020 Hyundai i20 Interiors

On the inside, we will see a bigger touch screen, new instrument cluster, new upholstery and also a new steering wheel. The i20’s space will also be enhanced and we will see options like cooled seats, sunroof and electronically adjustable seats also make it to the Hyundai i20. Apart from all of this. Hyundai could offer the i20 as the second car in their range to be fitted with BluLink. All of this will make the 2020 i20 the most feature-loaded car in its segment.

The upcoming Hyundai i20 is seen as a vehicle that will get a console which will get the new Hyundai console as seen on the Hyundai Elantra. The console consists of the main centre screen which comprises of numerical information like the distance to empty, Trip A and Trip B, Odometer, etc. It gets 2 other dials which consist of a Speedometer and a Tachometer. They are not conventional needle pointers whereas there is a rising bar which makes it feel futuristic.

The international spec model of the vehicle seems to get a different console. The one seen in Korea has a single digital screen with two digital dials for the speedometer and tachometer. It also gets more controls on the steering wheel as well as the wiper stocks are more loaded.

2020 Hyundai i20 Features

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows Front
  • Anti Lock Braking System
  • Air Conditioner
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Fog Lights – Front
  • Alloy Wheels

Hyundai i20 Specifications

Engine and gearbox options will be the same. They will be updated for BS6 and will more or less produce the same power. The 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.4-litre diesel with an option of a five-speed manual and a six-speed manual respectively. The new generation Hyundai i20 might be the perfect opportunity for the Hyundai N division to enter India, possibly with an N Line or N variant sporting the 1.0L T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine married to the 7-speed DCT. We expect the new model to gain the Kia Picanto’s 1.0-liter turbo mill with 100 bhp and 127 Nm of torque. A new automatic transmission to replace the current four-speed auto would be a welcomed addition as well. In addition to this the comparison of the previous specification of the previous Hyundai i20.

2020 Hyundai i20 Colors

  • Star Dust
  • Fiery Red Dual Tone
  • Fiery Red
  • Passion Orange
  • Typhoon Silver
  • Mariana Blue
  • Polar White Dual Tone
  • Polar White
  • Passion Orange Dual Tone

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2020 Mahindra XUV300; Price, Mileage, Design, Interior, Specifications



The Mahindra XUV300 has been given very competitive pricing and the base variant, W4 begins with Rs 7.90 lakhs (Ex-showroom). And now to top it all, this car has reached another milestone. This vehicle has been a good seller in Mahindra’s lineup and they will continue to have it even after the BS6 norms kick in. The vehicle currently has a BS4 engine and faces the fear of discontinuation.

The BS6 2020 XUV 300 has now been spotted while testing. This confirms that Mahindra will be bringing this mini-beast back with an engine that is BS6 compliant. The cosmetic features of the car will not change at all. The car will remain under 4 meters.

2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Launch

The launch of the 2020 Mahindra is expected as soon as the vehicle will pass the BS6 compliance. The car will be available will start making sales around the start of the next year. The probable month when this car arrives in the market will be January 2020.

2020 Mahindra XUV300 Price In India

The pricing of this SUV had to be aggressive. Mahindra’s new compact SUV; we had predicted will be priced from Rs 8-13 lakhs. We had also said that Mahindra will try and differentiate it with the competition on the basis of performance and features. So below is the price breakdown.

The car is available for booking now at Rs 11,000. Over 4000 cars have already been booked.

5 New things in Mahindra XUV300

  • The centre console gets a large 8-inch touchscreen.
  • It will get 7 airbags which is a first in class feature
  • Space in this car is going to be utilised well.
  • The car will also get four-disc brakes which are also a first in class offering
  • There is a compartment above the touchscreen, on the dashboard like the XUV500.

2020 Mahindra XUV300 Mileage

The petrol XUV300 is expected to deliver 12-15 km/l in real-life driving conditions. We will test it further to find out. The diesel may return around 13-19 km/l. These new engines are expected to be more fuel-efficient than the existing Mahindra engines. They will also be BS6 compliant. There will be an economy mode like we say in the Mahindra Marazzo too. These figures are on the basis of that the engine does not change much in performance with respect to the older engine.

Mahindra XUV300 Milestone

The 2019 Mahindra XUV300 has already crossed 25,000 production mark. The Mahindra XUV300 has crossed the 25,000-unit production milestone within six months of the compact SUV’s launch in the country. The car was launched in February 2019, it was registered with 13000 bookings within a month of launch. The 25000 unit mark in May 2019.

2020 Mahindra XUV 300 Interior

The SUV will get a Mahindra infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen. It will continue to get Bluetooth compatibility, reversing camera, USB and AUX connectivity. It will also get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The steering wheel will be a new one. This steering will also have audio and Bluetooth controls mounted on it. In addition, the Mahindra XUV 300 will also get automatic climate control, leather upholstery and a push-button start with keyless entry. There is a good center armrest with storage too. As seen in the image above, the car will also get storage above the glove-box too. All these features are on XUV 300 right now. Basically the 2020 vehicle will be BS6-compliant version of the existing model. It will offer good legroom at the rear as well and will seat 3 adults in comfort. In terms of features, Mahindra XUV 300 will be loaded up the car with a great amount of segment-first features.

2020 Mahindra XUV300 Design

The Mahindra XUV300 carries forward the characteristics of the XUV500 with its cheetah-inspired design, cheetah-like agility, thrilling performance, and advanced technology features. The XUV300 ‘s headlamps integrate with the fog lamps forming a Cheetah-like tear-duct, while the pronounced wheel arches are inspired from the muscular haunches of the Cheetah. Its modern grille, sculpted bonnet, pronounced shoulder & body lines along with an elevated stance, give the XUV300 a bold and charismatic road presence, while the dual-LED DRLs and bold LED tail lamps, create an indelible visual signature.

2020 Mahindra XUV 300 Seating Capacity

This vehicle will be a 5 seater SUV car. This is quite a spacious vehicle for a 5 seater. It is similar to other compact SUVs. The rear passengers have decent knee room and headroom. All the seats can accommodate adults well

The Mahindra XUV 300 will be a five-seater SUV. However, it will be quite spacious. In terms of dimensions, it is similar to other compact SUVs. The rear passengers will have decent knee room and headroom. Also, their adults can be seated comfortably.

2020 Mahindra XUV300 Key Features

  • Daytime running LEDs
  • Projector headlamps
  • LED Taillamps
  • Body cladding
  • 7-inch touchscreen system
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake assist
  • Leather upholstery
  • Cruise Control
  • Automatic Dual-Zone climate control
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Steering controls
  • Electric ORVMs
  • 7 airbags
  • Sunroof

2020 Mahindra XUV300 Specifications

The XUV 300 will get petrol and diesel engines. The petrol will be a new 1.2-litre engine that has been recently developed. This will be available in a non-turbo format. This is the same engine which will be available on the KUV 100. This is an all-new project, expected to power future vehicles of Mahindra. The power that it will develop will be around 100bhp and 145Nm of torque. These numbers are our estimation but during the name reveal of this car, it was said that the car will be the most powerful in its class so we will have to wait on the official numbers for that

The diesel engine of the XUV 300 will either be the existing 1.5-litre unit that does duty in the TUV300 or there will be an all-new 2.0-litre engine that will develop around 138bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. This will make the XUV300 a very power-infused package to consider. As shown in the spy shots the car will get a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic unit from Aisin, Japan, which also does duty on the XUV500. Both the engine will be BS6 and but the whether the power remains same will be question here. The Mahindra XUV300 will a front will drive SUV. And as we have seen with the Marazzo, the car could come with AWD. There is also a chance that the car will get different driving modes like Tata Nexon. Modes could include City, Sport, Individual and Eco.

2020 Mahindra XUV 300 Wind tunnel testing

This vehicle has been tested via wind tunnel testing. This makes the car stable at high speed and it also has better aerodynamics. This makes the car more sporty and much better handler.

2020 Mahindra XUV 300 Competition

The SUV segment is getting extremely competitive and the Mahindra XUV300 will add another option for buyers. Mahindra is trying to make sure that this new SUV will be competent to take on its competition. The Mahindra XUV300 will mainly compete with the Honda WRV, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, and the Tata Nexon. The XUV300, though a late entrant to this segment, will try to differentiate itself with technology and powerful engines.

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Urban Cruiser from Toyota




Toyota is set to launch another crossover called Urban Cruiser, It is a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza which is the sub-4-meter segment. The all-new Urban Cruiser is Toyota’s second rebadged car model in India under the Suzuki-Toyota agreement. That means it offers a 1.5-litre petrol engine option, 4-cylinder petrol mild-hybrid powertrain that’s capable of churning out 77kW and 138Nm, driving the front wheels that is available with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque-converter automatic.

What is particularly handy about the Urban Cruiser using Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza platform, is the 198 mm ground clearance value. That should give it more than adequate gravel travel ability and also good pothole strike survivability, both ride and handling features which are of potentially great benefit to Indian drivers.

Key features include Cruise-control, New Smart Playcast touchscreen audio with Android Auto / Apple Carplay and smartphone-based navigation, Rain-sensing wipers, Auto AC [Standard feature for all versions], Electrochromic rearview mirror.

At the rear, the Urban Cruiser will feature a distinctive split tail light cluster with a unique LED light signature. The Urban Cruiser gets a very distinct – almost Fortuner-like front design to really make it stand out against its rivals. The estimated price is Rs. 8.50 -11.50 lakhs

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