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Honda WR-V facelift launched: Price Rs 8.5 L to Rs 11 L

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Honda recently launched the BS6 compliant Honda WR-V facelift in India and currently its in two variants as SV and VX.Engine options are the same as that of Honda Amaze.

Welcoming you to the front with a newly updated grille. Also it has chrome accents, LED projector headlamps with integrated DRL and position lamps at the front. WR-V facelift version equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, and edgy C-shaped LED tail lights. With all these the WR-V facelift edition looks bolder and dominant in comparison to the current model. Colour options are the same as earlier.The Honda WR-V facelift is available in six colour options – premium amber metallic, lunar silver metallic, modern steel metallic, golden brown metallic, radiant red metallic and platinum white pearl.

The newly facelift crossover of Honda WR-V is available at a starting price of Rs 8,49,900.

2020 Honda WRV Price List

Petrol SV MT – Rs 8.5 lakh
Petrol VX MT – Rs 9.7 lakh
Diesel SV MT – Rs 9.8 lakh
Diesel VX MT – Rs 11 lakh

All prices are ex-sh, Delhi.

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

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

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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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Urban Cruiser from Toyota

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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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