on 08, Jul 2019

Hyundai to launch the second generation Grand i10 in the month of August 2019

Highlights:

  • Hyundai will be launching the second gen model of the Grand i10 on the 20th of August 2019.

  • Hyundai will be offering a whole new design on th exterior and interior and also will be loaded with new modern tech.

  • Powering this hatchback will be aBS-6 compliant petrol and diesel engine and it will also get an option on an AMT unit for the petrol engine.

Hyundai is gearing up the launch the New Generation of the Grand i10 in the for the Indian market. According to some media reports, we at MyNewCar get to know that this hatchback will be launched on the 20th of April 2019.

So lets have a look at what we can expect from the upcoming second gen Grand i10, shall we?

The Korean automotive manufacturer will be introducing a complete overhaul on the exterior as well as the interior design. In addition to this, Hyundai will also be equipping this hatchback with various modern features and technology.

In terms of aesthetics the fascia will boost of a wider front grille and it will get a new fluidic design. On the other hand, Hyundai will also get in a sharper looking headlight unit and the tail light unit will also get a new overhaul and last but not the least, this hatchback will run on newly designed alloy wheels as well.

The cabin of the second gen Grand i10 will consist of a new dashboard and it is expected that Hyundai will equip it with a part digital and part analogue instrument cluster.

It is confirmed that this upcoming model will be equipped with an eight inch touchscreen infotainment unit that will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Hyundai will also feature the upcoming Grand i10 with its Blue Link connected car technology as well.

Powering the next gen Grand i10 will be BS-6 compliant 1.2 litre Kappa petrol mill that churns out 83 bhp of power. This engine will be matted with a five speed manual gearbox and it will feature an AMT unit replacing the torque converter which is available in the current models.

We also get to know that Hyundai will be offering a BS-6 compliant version of the u2 1.2 litre diesel mill as well. 

Hyundai will most probably not discontinue the current gen model. It will most likely be used for the PRIME commercial segment. Once the updated version of the upcoming Grand i10 is launched it will compete efficiently with the Ford Figo, New Maruti Suzuki Swift and the tata Tiago in the Indian market. 

Tata Motors could replace the Hexa with a seven seater Harrier

Highlights:

  • Tata Motors will most probably discontinue the Hexa by the year 2020.

  • This move may take place with the BS-6 emission norms taking into place and also we will see that the 2.2 litre diesel engine will only be used in the commercial vehicles.

  • The Hexa will be replaced with seven seater version of the Harrier that will be powered by a 2.0 litre BS-6 compliant diesel unit.

According to some media reports, we at MyNewCar get to know that Tata Motors may phase out the Hexa from its line up by the year 2020. This move may take place with the strict BS-6 norms coming in pace by next year.

So what will replace this seven seater SUV you ask? Well, we expect that Tata Motors may launch a seven seater version of the Harrier instead. 

Some reports suggest that, Tata will be upgrading the 2.2 litre diesel mill that powers the Hexa to meet the BS-6 emission norms. But this motors in turn will only be offered in their commercial vehicles only as the emission limits on a BS-6 compliant engine is much stricter on passenger vehicle. Hence it will be cheaper to upgrade the 2.0 litre diesel mill for its passenger vehicles instead. 

At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show the Buzzard was showcased and it shares the similar platform with the Harrier. In addition to this, the design on the Buzzard is also very much similar to the Harrier. But the Buzzard on the other hand, is quite longer and taller which helps to accommodate a third row. 

As mentioned above, Tata Motors will power this SUV with a BS-6 compliant 2.0 litre, four cylinder diesel engine. This oil burner will be available to churn out 170 bhp of power and 350Nm of twist.

We expect that Tata will couple this engine with a six speed manual transmission and it will also get an option of six speed automatic gearbox which will be sourced from Hyundai. 

Mahindra upgrades the Bolero with a new safety kit

Highlights:

  • Mahindra upgrades the safety kit on the Bolero power Plus and the 9 seater Bolero Power Plus.

  • It discontinues the the 2.5 litre diesel mill for the seven seater version.

Mahindra has been upgrading its line up for quite a while now. With the strict safety norms coming into place from the 1st of Jul 2019, Mahindra has commenced with the production of the AIS 415 complaint Bolero as well.

Now, both the Bolero Power Plus and the 9 seater version of the Bolero Plus have been upgraded with the latest safety kit that include safety equipment such as driver side airbag, seat belt warning system for the front passenger and the driver, speed warning system, ABS and rear parking sensors.

Mostly there won't be any other changes rather than the upgrades to the safety kiy. The exterior designs and aesthetics and the interiors remain the same.

Only Mahindra has changed the steering wheel unit as it now accommodates an airbag for the driver. Accordingly, Mahindra has used the steering wheel unit from its TUV 300 line up. 

Mahindra has overhauled the variants on the other hand. All the seven seater models such as the LX, EX, SLE, SLX and ZLX that were powered with a 2.5 litre diesel unit churning out 63 bhp of power and 195Nm of twist have been discontinued.

This same engine will be powering the 9 seater Bolero Plus and it will be upgraded to meet the BS-6 emission norms that will come into action in April 2020. 

The seven seater version will continue to be powered with the 1.5 litre three cylinder turbocharged diesel unit. This oil burner churns out 71 bhp of power and 195Nm of twist and it also is seen under the hood of the TUV 300. Mahindra also plans to upgrade this engine to comply with the BS-6 engine norms.

The Bolero is the best selling cars from Mahindra and Mahindra and the Indianmaufacturer doesn't have any plans to discontinue it still.

There will be some upgrades lately with the crash test norms also coming into place from the 1sf of October 2019. With this the price tags on the Bolero power Plus and the 9 seater Bolero power plus have been increased as well. 

Kia Motors to launch the Carnival MPV in India by 2020

Highlights:

  • Kia Motors announces it’s second product for the Indian market after it will launch the Seltos.

  • This will be an MPV and it is known as the Carnival which will be launched in the first half of 2020.

Kia Motors has confirmed that their second product for the Indian market after the Seltos will be the Carnival MPV. in addition to this, Kia Motors has also confirmed that they will be launching this MPV in first half of 2020.

Kia is planning to showcase a mild facelift version of the Carnival MPV at the upcoming 2020 Auto Expo. After this, Kia will announce the price list and will also configure the Carnival according to the expectations of the customers.

In some of the international markets, the Carnival MPV is also known as the Sedona. With this, once launched the Indian market will get another alternative premium MPV segment which is dominated by the Toyota Innova Crysta.

According to Kia, the Carnival will most probably sit a segment below or above the Toyota depending about the specifications from the Korrean company. 

If we compare the Carnival with the Innova Crysta in terms of measurement, the former is 380mm longer and wider by 155mm than the later. This helps the Kia Carnival to accommodate a seven seaters, eight seater as well as an 11 seater configuration. The Carnival measure 5115mm in length, 1985mm in width, 1740mm in height and it gets a wheelbase of three meters.

Aesthetically, at the front the built quality is top notch and is very much premium as compared to the Crysta. The overall look is superior and it is offered with Kia’s Iconoic tiger grille and the LED fog lamp units.

Kia will load this MPV with its UVO Connect in-car connectivity package. Some of the models in the international market are offered with two sunroofs. Whereas the side shows that it gets sliding doors which will be electrically operated. Overall Kia Motors will work on some minor upgrades as well and give it much modern touch.

The cabin of the Kia Carnival will be more spaciou as compared to the Innova Crysta due to the huge dimensions. The doors will be sliding and electrically operated hence giving a better access to the cabin and getting into the third row as well.

The second row seats will be offered with leg rest, chair arms and forit will also be equipped with dual 10.1 inch screens. The third row is placed on a bit lower end ass the roof is slightly lower to the end. But the overall length and width of the car offers utmost comfort at the third row as well. 

The Indian spec Kia Carnival MPV will most likely be powered with a 2.2 litre, four cylinder, turbocharged diesel mill. This oil burner will be able to produce 202 bhp of power and 441Nm of torque and all of this will be sent to the front wheels.

Kia will be coupling the diesel engine with a six speed manual gearbox and an optional six speed automatic gearbox.

Kia will partly assemble theis MPV in India, whereas the engine will be imported as completely built unit in the nation. With this the price tag will be affected and we expect Kia Motors to offer this MPV with price tag ranging from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 26 lakh. 

News and Image Source: AutoCarIndia


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