on 14, Mar 2019

Bookings for the 2019 Ford Figo commences

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Highlights:

  • Ford will be launching the Figo facelift on the 15th of March 2019.

  • It will be offered with cosmetic changes on the interior as well on the exterior and it will also get some feature updates.

  • In addition to the cosmetic changes, there are some upgrades done under the hood as well.

  • Bookings have already been commenced and it can be booked with a token amount of Rs 10,000.

In recent months, Ford had updated the Figo Aspire and the Endeavour. Now Ford is all set to launch the 2019 iteration of the Figo facelift.

This launch will take place on the 15th of March 2019. With this, key details of the Figo facelift have already been surfaced and this will help us to take a closer look at this hatchback.

Ford will be launching the 2019 Figo in only three variants, namely- Ambiente, Titanium and brand new Titanium BLU top of the line trim level.

Aesthetically, upfront the design of the bumper has been revised, also it will now get honeycomb mesh grille and the headlight units around it has also been tweaked.

Moving towards the side prile we get to know that the Figo facelift will now run on larger 15-inch alloy wheels also it will get a dual-tone roof. At the rear, the bumper here is also redesigned.

Moving inside the cabin, Ford is giving the 2019 Figo a whole new makeover. This is done by providing a whole new revised dashboard and it will be similar to the one seen on the Freestyle and the Aspire.

In terms of equipment, the Figo facelift will now get Bluetooth enabled unit that also is compatible with navigation, keyless entry, push button start, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlights.

In addition to this, it is confirmed that Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment unit which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will not be available of the 2019 Figo.

With the new safety norms coming in place, the new Figo will get front dual airbags, ABS, seat belt warning system, speed alert system and rear parking sensors as standard across all the variants.

In addition to this, the top of the line variant will get additional segment leading six airbags.

With the cosmetic updates and features updates, the Fifo will also get some updates mechanically as well. The petrol manual Figo models will see power upgrade with the use of Ford's latest 1.2-litre unit that produces 96 bhp of power and it will be paired with a five-speed manual gearbox.

The top of the line variant will be powered with a 1.5-litre petrol motor which will be mated with a six-speed automatic (Torque Converter) unit that produces 123 bhp of power.

With the introduction of a torque converter, the dual clutch system seen on the previous model will be replaced. On the other hand, the diesel model will be powered with the same 1.5-litre unit coupled with a five-speed manual generating 100 bhp of power.

With the launch of the 2019 Ford Figo, it will continue to give a tough competition to the Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i20, upcoming Tata Altroz and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno in the Indian market.

The Booking Amount for the Figo facelift has been set at Rs 10,000, so what are you waiting for go ahead beat the line and book the 2019 Ford Figo online via MyNewCar and stand a chance to win exciting offers and discounts.

News and Images Source: AutoCarIndia

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi has announced the creation of a new joint board

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Highlights:

  • Jean-Dominique Senard will now be the Chairman of the new board  Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Alliance

  • Along with this the other key members will be the CEOs of Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors.

The Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi alliance has now announced that will have a new start for their alliance.

This attempt to move on is being done due to the arrest and dismissal of previous Chief, Carlos Ghosn who was caught misusing company funds.

According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which was released recently, it states that all the three automotive manufacturers have confirmed the creation of new board which will be headed by Renault’s chairman Jean-Dominique Senard.

In addition to this, the other key members in the board will be CEO’s of Renault- Thierry Bolloré, Nissan’s- Hiroto Saikawa and Mitsubishi's- Osamu Masuko respectively.

With this, the new board will replace incorporate the existing joint ventures and the committees which were formed by all the three companies under a single entry. In addition to this, the MoU also stated that the operational decision taken by the new board will be based on consensus. This will also help the alliance with a win-win approach.

The new board that has been formed will be the sole body that will look over the operation and will also govern the  Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi alliance. These agreements will be signed in accordance with the anniversary of the alliance.

As of now, there is no confirmation weather how the new changes will affect the operation of the  Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi alliance in the Indian Automotive Market. Further updates on the same will be announced shortly. Till then stay tuned to MyNewCar for latest updates about the same.

News Source: OverDrive

Image of the Suzuki Ertiga GT revealed 

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Highlights:

  • Suzuki will be providing the Ertiga GT with a manual as well as automatic transmission.

  • In comparison with the regular Ertiga, the GT model will be featured with a sporty design and red highlights all over.

  • As of now, there is no confirmation if the Ertiga GT will be launched in India, but it could indeed make good business here.

  • As of now the Indian spec Ertiga will now get a six-seater variant as well as new 1.5-litre diesel unit.

In the Indonesian market, PT Suzuki Indomobil Motor is gearing up to launch the Ertiga GT. The launch will take place on the 23rd of March 2019 and it will retail a IDR 187,000,000 which is approximately Rs 9.12 lakh. Suzuki will launch the Ertiga GT with both a manual gearbox as well as an automatic model.

Just before the launch, the images of the ertiga GT have started floating all over the internet. Having a look at these images, we get to know that the new Ertiga GT will get a few design changes on the exterior along with some sporty highlights.

On the font, the Ertiga GT will sport a new matte black-finished mesh grille and front lip spoiler. Whereas on the side profile it gets side body skirts and it will run on blacked-out multi-spoke alloy wheels.

Also at the rear, it will get rear lip spoiler, tail-mounted rear spoiler and r GT emblem at the rear. In addition, this, the body kit on the Ertiga GT will also get red highlights on it.

Suzuki will launch the Ertiga GT in five different paint schemes- Prime Cool Black, Radiant Red, Magma Grey, Pearl Arctic White and Silky Silver. Whereas the details of the cabin and its interiors haven't been revealed still.

But it can be assumed that the Ertiga GT can get a dark trim scheme along with black faux-leather seats. Under the hood will be the 1.5 litre K15B petrol motor which will be coupled to both manual and automatic transmissions.

As of now, there is still no confirmation whether the Ertiga GT will be launched in the Indian market. But if it does launch, it will make good business as currently none of the MPV’s in the Indian market gets a sports variant. The only option available as on now is the  Toyota Innova Crysta Touring Sport which is much more expensive and premium.

Maruti Suzuki is getting ready to launch a premium model for the Ertiga which will be six seater variant. These 6 seater Ertiga’s will be retailed from the Nexa dealerships. In addition to this, Maruti Suzuki is also working to launch a new 1.5-litre diesel motor that can generate 95 bhp of power and 225Nm of twist.

News Source: AutoNetMagz

Mahindra to update the Bolero to meet safety and emission norms

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Highlights:

  • Mahindra is most likely to upgrade the Bolero to meet the new upcoming safety norms.

  • Also, it may also work on a facelift model to meet the new crash test norms.

Mahindra will most likely update the Bolero to comply with the upcoming safety requirement and the BS-VI emission norms. An updated Mahindra Bolero will boast of additional safety features and an updated powertrain.

According to some media reports, it states that the Bolero will be offered with ABS as standard across all its variant starting from this month.

Also by the 1st of July 2019, Mahindra will also bring in other safety features such ass driver’s side airbag, seat belt warning system, rear parking sensors and high-speed warning system as standard in the Bolero as well. This will be done as these safety features will be mandatory in all the cars from that date.

Also according to the new crash test norms that will be applicable from the 1st of October 2019, Mahindra will be upgrading the Bolero to meet the new frontal offset and side crash test.  

This doesn't end here, just before 1st of April 2020 the Bolero will most likely feature a reworked front end to meet the pedestrian safety norms. For this, it is expected that the Bolero will have a higher bonnet and redesigned front grille and revamped front bumper.

Moving to the mechanical part, Mahindra will most likely update same the 2.5-litre m2Di diesel mill to meet the upcoming BS-VI emission norms.

As of now, it is not clear whether Mahindra will power the Bolero with its mHawk engine at a later stage, but given to the extra cost of upgrading the hardware to meet the BS-VI norms, it doesn't seem practical and profitable for the company.

News Source: TeamBHP


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