on 25, Apr 2019

News of the week: Hyundai unveils the Venue for the Indian market

Highlights:

  • Hyundai Venue gets a 7-speed DCT which is first in its class and it also gets Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity options.

  • The bookings for the Hyundai Venue will commence from the 2nd of May 2019.

  • This compact SUV will be launched on the 21st of May 2019. 

Hyundai has finally unveiled the all-new Venue compact SUV for the Indian market at the 2019 New York Motor Show. Along with this, the global model was also showcased beside it.

In addition to this, the Korean car manufacturer has also confirmed that it will be launching the Venue in Indian on the 21st of May 2019. The official bookings for the same will commence from the 2nd of May 2019.

Aesthetically, upfront the Venue carries the Hyundai family look with the cascading grille and the two-tier headlamps beside it. Moving towards the side profile the overall looks quite similar to the Creta and this SUV runs in dual tone 16-inch alloy wheels. Whereas a floating roof effect can also be seen due to the blacked out pillars.

On the inside, it gets a dual tone interior scheme that complements the exterior design as well. In term of technology and features, it gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit and it also many connectivity features as well.  In addition to this, the Hyundai Venue comes equipped with first in class features such as wireless charging, projector fog lamps, Eco-Coating and a high definition display.

Hyundai will be offering three engine options to power the Venue, of which there will be two petrol mills and an oil burner. The petrol mill includes a 1,0-litre T-GDi turbocharged unit which can generate 118bhp of power and 172Nm of twist. This engine comes mated with a six-speed manual gearbox but it also gets a seven-speed DCT as optional (first in its segment).

On the other hand, a second petrol engine is a 1.2-litre unit which is sourced from the Hyundai i20 and it generates 82 bhp of power and 115Nm of torque and it is coupled only with a five-speed manual gearbox.

Coming towards the diesel model, it will be powered with a 1.4 litre CRDi unit which is matted with a six-speed manual transmission and it churns out 89bhp of power and 220Nm of twist. Whereas it is also known that an automatic gearbox will also be launched at a later period.

Once launched the Hyundai will place the Venue below the Creta and it will take over the Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Newly launched Mahindra XUV 300 in the Indian market.

The Korean car manufacturer will be providing the Venue with three-year warranty along with three years of RSA (Road Side Assistance). We at MyNewCar are expecting Hyundai to retail the Venue between Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India).

News and Image Source: AutoCarIndia

Mahindra and Ford will be working together to develop a mid-size SUV

Mahindra and Ford will be working together to develop a mid-size SUV

Highlights:

  • Mahindra and Ford to co-develop a C-segment mid-size SUV.

  • The platform and the powertrain will be sourced from Mahindra and this platform will also underpin the next-gen XUV500.

Mahindra and Ford have officially announced that they will be co-developing a mid-size C-segment SUV for the Indian market. With this announcement, it will help deepen the partnership between the Indian car manufacturer and the American automotive manufacturer. For this mid-size SUV, Mahindra will be providing the platform and the powertrain.

On this occasion, Managing Director of Mahindra and Mahindra said, “Having identified several areas for joint development, both companies will continue to work together to develop products using common product platforms. This will reduce product development costs and gain economies of scale for both companies.”

According to some media reports, it was known before that Ford will be coming up with a new SUV that will be developed with the new alliance with Mahindra. From the reports, we get to know that the platform going to be used will also underpin the next generation Mahindra XUV500 which is also codenamed as W601.

It is expected that this SUV will get an all-new exterior along with an all-new interior as well. It will get an improved chassis but the ride and handling will be true like other products of Ford. This upcoming C segment mid-size SUV will be built at Mahindra’s Chakan Plant on the same line as that of the next generation XUV500.

The platform on which the next gen XUV 500 will be developed is on an all-new monocoque platform. This will most likely have a longer wheelbase and even a large overhang if we compare it to the current model XUV500.

Also powering the W601 will be the India manufacturers new generation 2.0 litre diesel mill and it is expected that this oil burner will be able to churn out 180 horsepower. This engine will be BS-VI compliant and it will also be under the hood of Ford’s upcoming C-SUV. Ford, on the other hand, will be providing both the upcoming C-SUV and the next gen XUV500 with its touchscreen infotainment unit with many upgrades of that seen on the EcoSport.

With this joint venture both the car, manufacturers said that this alliance will help bring together Ford’s global outreach and Mahindra’s successful scale and operating model in the Indian market.

In addition to this, in the coming time, there will also be a collaboration in the Electric Vehicle segment as well. As of now, it is expected that this new C-SUV from Ford and the Next Generation XUV500 will be launched somewhere around the second half of 2020.

News and Source: Economic Times

Maruti Suzuki is working on a petrol mill for the Vitara Brezza

Maruti Suzuki is working on a petrol mill for the Vitara Brezza

Highlights:

  • Maruti Suzuki working on a petrol model for the Vitara Brezza.

  • It will be the 1.5-litre unit that powers both the Ciaz and the second gen ertiga.

  • This petrol mill will be coupled with a five-speed manual transmission and later on, it will also get an option of an automatic gearbox

When Maruti Suzuki had launched the Vitara Brezza in the Indian market it was only available with a diesel engine. As of now it still comes available with only a diesel engine option. Now according to some media reports, we at MyNewcar get to know that Maruti Suzuki is working a petrol mill for the Vitara Brezza.  

It is expected that this petrol mill will be Suzuki’s K15B 1.5 litre unit and this engine has just made its debut in the Ciaz a year before. In addition to this, it was also seen under the hood of the second generation Ertiga MPV. This is unit is a 1462 cc petrol engine and it is capable of generating 105 bhp of power and 138Nm of twist.

With all this, we will also see the Maruti Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid System in the Vitara Brezza, this system features an integrated starter generator along with a dual battery setup.

According to some sources, we get to know that Maruti Suzuki was considering the 1.0-litre turbo petrol mill which is seen powering the Baleno RS. But with this, the cost was going high and it wasn't also providing better fuel economy. Although the 1.5-litre engine is a consideration is also not up to the mark but it does serve the purpose of churning out a decent power output and good fuel efficiency.

Initially, Maruti Suzuki will only couple the 1.5-litre petrol engine with a five-speed manual gearbox for the Vitara Brezza. But it does plan to introduce a four-speed automatic transmission on a later period. Yes! this will be the same torque converter which is seen in the Ciaz. As of now, there are also some rumours that the Brezza will also be offered with some cosmetic changes.

In this year, Maruti Suzuki will also bring in a new diesel mill for the Brezza as well. This will be the Indian manufacturers new 1.5-litre DDiS 2225 diesel mill. Also, this oil burner has made its debut with the Ciaz. This new engine will replace the current diesel engine and it will also be compatible with the BS-VI engine norms.

With these changes, we can expect a slight in the rise of the price tags on all the models of the Vitara Brezza. But these changes will also help this Compact SUV compete with its arch rivals such as the Tata Nexon, Newly launched Mahindra XUV 300, Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Hyundai Venue.

News Source: ZigWheels

Maruti Suzuki Baleno is now powered with a 1.2 DualJet SHVS

Highlights:

  • Maruti Suzuki launches the Baleno with its 1.2 Dual Jet engine along with SHVS technology.

  • It has been launched at a starting price of Rs 7.25 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India).

The Indian car manufacturer is now offering its hot hatch with a BS VI compliant powertrain. This is a 1.2-litre DualJet Unit which gets Maruti Suzuki’s SHVS technology as well. Maruti Suzuki has launched this model at a starting price of Rs 7.25 lakh Ex-Showroom, India. This diesel mill will be available on the Delta and the Zeta trim levels.

The Baleno (Petrol Model) with the new BS-VI engines will be on sale and available at their Nexa dealerships all over India. With the SHVS system brought in, this petrol engine will be able to provide enhanced and improved fuel efficiency and it will also help in the reduction of vehicular emissions.

With the introduction of the 1.2-litre Dualjet engine, R S Kalsi, senior executive director, marketing and sales, of Maruti Suzuki has said, “The Baleno has been a blockbuster car from day one. We have over 5.5 lakh happy Baleno customers since its launch in 2015 and sold more than two lakh units in the last fiscal year.

We recently upgraded Baleno with latest design and technology. At Maruti Suzuki, we strive to bring newer, better and environment-friendly technologies to our products. Baleno Smart Hybrid with BS6 stands testament to the same. We are confident that the premium hatchback Baleno will present a complete package in line with aspirations of evolving customers.”

The new engine features a Progressive Smart Hybrid Technology which includes Lithium-ion battery pack. This system gets Torque Assist Function in which the energy that has been stored in the lithium-ion battery will be used to assist during acceleration and delivery optimum performance without harming the fuel economy.

It also gets Idle Start-Stop Function that helps the engine to automatically stop when the car is idle and it will also start the engine as and when required. With the Brake Energy Regeneration System, it helps charge the battery during braking.

In addition to this, the existing 1.2-litre VVT engine will also be compatible with the  BS-VI engine norms along with the CVT equipped variants as well. The price tags on the 1.2-litre petrol models have also been hiked and it is ranging from Rs 3000 to Rs 5000 in accordance with the variants.

News and Source: TeamBHP


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