Tata Motors has showcased its new Revotron Engine at an event recently held in New Delhi. The new Revotron engine will make its way in to the Tata Bolt and Tata Zest- the two new cars which the company is going to launch very soon. Tata Zest is a compact sedan which was showcased in the Auto Expo 2014. The bookings for the car has already begun. It is being expected that Tata Motors will launch the Zest in the next month.

Tata Zest

Tata Zest

Tata Zest is a good looking car. The young designers at Tata have done a great job in developing a new design philosophy for Tata cars. The Zest is one of the best looking cars that Tata has ever manufactured. But that is not the interesting part of the car. It is the new 1.2 litre Revotron petrol engine under its hood which is being talked about. This new engine is a turbocharged unit which produces a max power of 84 bhp and 140 Nm of peak torque. The Revotron engine allows you to choose between 3 driving modes- city, eco and sports. As the name suggest, these driving modes will change the character of the car with just a click of a button.

Tata Motors has been promoting its new engine for quite a while now. People are made aware of this new technology which Tata has incorporated in the new Zest. The Zest is also available in a diesel engine version too. It is a 1.3 litre Quadrajet diesel unit which makes 90 PS of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Tata Motors claims that the diesel engine has been refined too its max and it performs extremely well when compared to the previous diesel engines of the company.

We are expecting Tata Motors to launch the Tata Zest soon enough. It is being said that the price range of the Zest is Rs 4.50 lakhs to Rs 7.60 lakhs (Ex showroom Delhi). Although, the demand for diesel cars have increased in India but the new Revotron petrol engine is will not prove to be a bad deal.

The month of July brought us quite a lot interesting launches. And it is being expected the same in August. There are a few major expected launches to arrive. Let us have a look.

Tata Zest

Tata Zest

Tata Motors is promoting its new Revotron engine across the country. This engine will be responsible for the upcoming Tata Zest. The bookings for the Zest have already begun. It is being expected that Tata will launch the Zest in August. The Zest has two engine options: the new 1.2 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged Revotron petrol engine which produces a max power 85 PS and 140 Nm of torque. It also has 3 different driving modes which allows you to extract out the most from the car. The other engine is a more refined 1.3 litre Quadrajet diesel engine which churns out 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. Tata Zest will be price around Rs 6-8 lakh. Tata Motors is also providing 6 year warranty on the Zest.

The new 2014 Fiat Punto is also expected to be launched next month. We have already seen the pictures of the new car. Fiat has added new features to make the car look attractive. Overall, the new Punto looks more grown up now. The Fiat Punto will be standing against the Ford Figo, Hyundai i20, Toyota Etios Liva and the Maruti Suzuki Swift.

The next is from the stable of Hyundai. It is the next generation i20. It has been spotted several times while testing on the roads. Its spy pictures are available on the Internet. Hyundai has not released any kind of information or notice regarding the details of the next generation i20. It is sure that it will be getting some cosmetic changes as well as some tweaks in its interiors. Anything more couldn’t be said right now as the test mule spotted was highly disguised. It is being expected that the South Koreans will launch it in August but we are not pretty sure about it. Perhaps, Hyundai will take some more time before it finally announces the launch date of its new i20.

Maruti Suzuki, the largest automobile manufacturer in India, had set new benchmarks with its Swift twin brothers. The hot hatchback and the cool compact sedan, both of them have won many hearts across the country. Now, Maruti is going to launch a new facelifted variant of the Swift in the Indian car market.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Volt

Maruti Suzuki Swift Volt

By looking at the information, it can be clearly seen that the new facelifted Swift will have a few changes in the way it looks. The front bumper has been redesigned which now incorporates an L-shaped LED strip on either sides. The air dams have been redesigned too. There is the use of chrome on the front grille and at the bottom of the front bumper. Also, the company has made a new set of wheels for the non alloy variants of the car. Overall the car looks clean but new. Maruti did a tidy job here.

Maruti has also incorporated a few features in the interiors of the new facelifted version of Swift. It includes keyless entry, start/stop button, electrically adjustable front seats, cruise control and rear air-con vents. Rest of the car remains almost the same.

As far as the technology under the hood is concerned, Maruti has left the engines untouched. The new Swift will be handled by the same 1.2 litre petrol mill which makes 85 bhp of max power and generates 114 Nm of peak torque. The other employee is a 1.3 litre Multi-jet diesel mill churning out 75 bhp of max power and a peak torque of 190 Nm. The petrol variants will get two choices of gearbox, a 5 speed manual gearbox and an automatic transmission. However, the diesel variant of the new facelifted Swift will be mated to a 5 speed manual transmission only and an automatic gearbox remains absent.

Maruti Suzuki new facelifted Swift will compete against the recently launched Hyundai Xcent. We expect the company to launch the new Swift during the upcoming festive season. However, there has been no comments from the company’s officials on the topic. The expected price range is Rs 4.90-7.50 lakh (ex-Delhi).

Honda recently launched its new MPV the Mobilio in the Indian car market. It is a new entrant from the Japanese car maker which will compete against the top player like Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and Maruti Ertiga.

Honda Mobilio RS

Honda Mobilio RS

Honda Mobilio is based on the platform of Honda Brio and Honda Amaze. Therefore, it had to share some features from both these cars. The front face of the Mobilio is a bit similar to that of the Amaze’. But the addition of chrome makes the car looks more muscular. The overall build of the Mobilio is pretty strong. The rear end of the Mobilio has got a set of big tail lamps which enhances the look of the car from the back. The interiors of the Mobilio is very spacious and comfortable. Honda has made sure that all the passengers in a Mobilio receives equal comfort level. The presence of rear air-con vents is one such sign. Other features which the company has installed in the Mobilio includes an infotainment system with connectivity options like Bluetooth, USB and AUX, a reverse camera and a nice steering wheel.

There are two engine options with the Honda Mobilio. The first one is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor which is capable to pump out around 119 PS of max power and 145 Nm of peak torque whereas the other engine which will run Mobilio is a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel mill which makes around 100 PS of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine comes with two optional transmissions- a 5 speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission system whereas the diesel engine will be mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox only. Both these engines are the same units which are carrying their duties in the current Honda Amaze and Honda Brio.

Honda Mobilio is priced in a range of Rs 6.49 lakhs to Rs 10.86 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The prices will vary depending up on the type of variant you pick. Honda Mobilio is a tough competitor. Honda is expecting good sales from the Mobilio.

The Indian car market has reported a tremendous growth in sales of cars in the month of June. Many automobile companies have sold more number of cars in June 2014 than they did in the same month last year. There have also been several new launched in this month. Let us have a look.

Mercedes Benz A-Class

Mercedes Benz A-Class

Mercedes Benz A-Class and B-Class sold very quickly after their launch. Analysing the high demand of these vehicles MB launched an Edition 1 versions of both these cars. The Edition 1 variant is only available in diesel engine variant which sports a 2.2 litre 4 cylinder motor producing max power of 109bhp. The additional features which the Edition 1 variants of MB A-Class and B-Class have includes improved sporty looks, increased wheel size, new alloy wheels, etc. Only 100 units of Edition 1 versions will be made.

Ford launched its new Fiesta in Indian car market to beat up the growing competition in this segment. The new 2014 Fiesta follows the new design philosophy of Ford which we have already seen on the EcoSport. In terms of looks Ford has really improved the Fiesta. The engine department has only a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel mill which produces 90bhp of power and 204Nm of torque. Ford, perhaps, would launch a petrol variant if it sensed a demand for the same in future.

Chevrolet launched a limited edition of its Spark. Company has taken this step in order to boost up the sales of its little car. This version costs Rs 3.44-3.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and has some new features like an exterior chrome kit, steering cover, side body graphics, etc. It’s still powered by the same 1.0 litre petrol engine making 63Ps of power and 90.3Nm of torque.

Mahindra XUV500 gets a new sibling as the Mahindra XUV500 Sportz which has been priced at Rs 13.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new features consists of new sports decals, new alloy wheels, rear view camera, stylish roof rails and many more. The 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine with a VGT will continue to power the new XUV500 Sportz.

VW launched its new facelifted Polo. This was not just a cosmetic upgrade to the car but it also included changes under its hood. The new Polo got the much needed 1.5 litre TDi diesel engine which now produces enough power (90 PS) to pull the car. There is also a GT version available for both the petrol and diesel variants which provides more performance figures.

Honda Mobilio RS

Honda Mobilio RS

Honda launched its new Mobilio which is a MUV. It packs some nice features and is available in both petrol and diesel engine variants. The Mobilio will compete against the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo. Talking of Maruti Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki launched a limited edition of Ertiga at Rs 6.76 lakh. It includes some cosmetic changes like a new set of alloy wheels, new decals, chrome finished front grille and new graphics. The interiors are now in black and beige dual tone combination. However, the engine options remains the same.

Hyundai just spread its territory by launching an LPG variant of its popular Grand i10. The company also introduce a metallic finish paint job with the new car which will cost an extra 4000 bucks. It carries a price tag of Rs 4.92 lakh. Hyundai also said that the LPG kit will come equipped from the company itself.

Another German automaker, Mercedes Benz, introduced the new CLA 45 AMG at Rs 68.5 lakh. This car hides under its hood a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine which produces an outstanding 360 PS of max power. That is enough power to let you forget all your worries and troubles of life and enjoy the moment and it not just performs like a supercar but it also looks like one.

These were some of the popular launches which the Indian car market witnessed this month. With only a week left in July nothing special is coming up. But there are quite a few new launches lined up for the month of August and also the festive season is coming up we expect a horde of new cars hitting the Indian shores.

The Indian auto major Tata Motors is still struggling to increase its monthly sales rates even when the Indian car market is again showing good signs of positive growth. In such a time Tata Motors is planning to launch a slew of new cars in the domestic market which includes the much awaited entirely new Zest and Bolt models. The Tata Zest is a highly awaited sedan from the Indian car maker, as this car is going to launch with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology, which was recently introduced in India by Maruti Suzuki in its Celerio hatchback. The upcoming new Tata Zest is expected to launch in India this August.

Tata Zest

Tata Zest

Tata Motors first unveiled its much speculated Zest sedan in India at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo alongside Tata’s upcoming hatchback Bolt which will also launch around the same time as the Zest.

Tata Motors is currently facing fierce market competition in the domestic Indian market and is steadily losing its market shares to its major rivals. However, the launch of the new cars including the Zest and Bolt are expected to boost sales for Tata considerably.

Some of the primary features of the Tata Zest will include the following:

  • First in class F-tronic diesel Automated Manual Transmission
  • New Revotron 1.2 liter Turbocharged MPFi motor facilitating multiple drive modes, namely City mode, Eco mode and Sport mode.
  • LED Daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Entirely Tata patent front grille
  • Harman touchscreen multimedia system
  • Voice recognition system and SMS readouts

The new Tata Zest will be available in 4 petrol and 3 diesel variants, and its price range is expected to be around Rs. 5.5 lakhs to Rs. 7.6 lakhs. The petrol Zest will get a 1.2 liter turbocharged Revotron mill generating 85 PS of max power and peak torque of 140 Nm. The diesel Zest will pack in a 1.3 liter Quadrajet mill delivering 90 PS of max power and 200Nm of peak torque. The Tata Zest’s rivals will include Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze.

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is one of the most awaited cars in the Indian market at present. The Ciaz sedan is an entirely new car which the Indian auto market leader, Maruti is about to launch as a replacement of the low selling SX4 in India. Maruti Suzuki showcased the Ciaz concept sedan at 2014 Auto Expo along with the SX4 S-Cross. The Ciaz is going to be a much more premium sedan than that of the SX4 and is going to compete in the higher C segment with the other accomplished mid-sized sedans such as the new Honda City and the Hyundai Verna.

Suzuki Ciaz Maruti Concept

Suzuki Ciaz Maruti Concept

The Ciaz is expected to be launched in this year’s festive season, though Maruti Suzuki has not announced anything as yet regarding the cars official market launch. The Ciaz has been getting spied while testing in India for some time now, indicating its imminent launch.

The Maruti Ciaz sedan shares the platform with the upcoming S-Cross crossover. The Ciaz’s design language is based on the Suzuki Authentics concept, and the car is indeed designed very gorgeously. The stunning sedan from Maruti will keep close to its showcased concept model when design is concerned. The sporty, premium and head turning global Ciaz from Maruti Suzuki is going to be far more attractive than the SX4.

The upcoming Maruti Ciaz will also be a very spacious, comfortable and feature rich car. The equipment list is definitely going to change as per the trim levels. The Ciaz is expected to offer class-best interior space automatic climate control, infotainment system, rear A/C vents and many others creature comforts. The car would also get up-market interior materials and great overall premium feel.

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel is expected to be powered with the tested 1.3 liter Multijet unit, while the petrol version will be powered by a 1.4 liter K Series mill which drives the Ertiga. Both the motors will be mated to a standard 5 speed manual transmission, while the petrol mill will also get a CVT automatic option.

The much awaited Honda Mobilio MPV is finally going to launch in India on 23rd of this month. Now, new reports say that the sporty Mobilio RS variant will also land up in India soon, in September this year.

Honda Mobilio RS

Honda Mobilio RS

According to an auto portal, the Honda Mobilio RS is expected to make its India launch in September this year. While, the Honda Mobilio MPV was launched in Indonesia in January this year, the sportier RS variant of the MPV was launched there last month, and both the regular and RS models of the Mobilio are now expected to hit the Indian auto market very soon. Although Honda Cars India is yet to announce the launch of the Mobilio RS variant in India, it is now certain that the RS variant is coming to India pretty soon.

The Mobilio RS variant is sportier than the regular variants along with many cosmetic upgrades and will be priced higher than the regular model variants. The RS variant features sportier front and back bumpers, new LED projector head lights, chrome finished fog lights, an aerodynamic kit, new roof spoiler and large 15 inch stylized alloy wheels.

On the inside also the Mobilio RS variant will be more alluring than the regular models. The RS variant will be packing in steering wheel mounted controls, faux wood garnish, premium leather upholstery, a large 6.1 inch touch screen audio system and reverse parking camera.

In the Indonesian market, the Mobilio RS is available in 7 body colors, namely Crystal Black Pearl, White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Bronze Metallic Ionized, Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Brilliant Gold Metallic. The Indian Mobilio RS is also expected to be offered in the color palette.

Honda Cars India is currently busy with the launch preparations of the Mobilio MPV on 23rd of July for which the pre-launch bookings have also commenced with an amount of Rs. 50,000. The soon to launch Honda Mobilio MPV is expected to be a great hit in the Indian auto market.

Luxury car makers are bringing in heaps of excitement with re-worked models of their current products. Skoda plans to kill the enthusiasm of luxury car buffs with 2015 Fabia. Wonder how the 2015 Fabia looks? Skoda has made an outline of the vehicle in the form of a sketch uploaded on the web. Lucky ones in France can start counting the days before the car heads to 2014 Paris Motor Show scheduled for October. Skoda is certain of introducing the car in attractive international markets like Europe. It hasn’t said anything about an Indian launch, a global launch will happen by 2015.

2015 Fabia Sketches

2015 Fabia Sketches

The 2015 Fabia is a big launch, sources say the exterior framework will originate from the advanced PQ25 platform, and is not the rumored modular MQB platform of Volkswagen. Under the current depressed economy cost-effectiveness is the key to gather as many buyers as possible; Skoda plans to achieve it with PQ 25 platform. The evidence gathered from the released sketch reveal some design cues are adopted from Octavia and Rapid sedan. What is exciting is sources say Skoda will incorporate its new design techniques into the car; Skoda has however not exposed details about its new design strategy.

Skoda has announced of its plan to launch the car with petrol power trains, and might consider a diesel engine for certain markets only. Fabia is among the most desirable under four meter hatchbacks. It has stunned the crowd to no end since its arrival in 2008; the main spoiler is steep price. It could not sustain the market and the company was forced to discontinue the vehicle.

At the moment what is revealed is the sketched vision of the car, the public is assured of launch of 2015 Fabia in global markets. Skoda has not yet made a confirmation. A sketched version of 2015 Fabia is on the web, it looks desirable to the core. On the bonnet are ripping lines, the layout of headlight and grille is elegant and neat. There are dynamic ridges on the sides as well, the entire picture is awe-inspiring.