on 06, Nov 2018

  • Mahindra has announced that they will be launching the Alturas SUV on the 24th of November 2018:

In accordance with this, the Indian manufacturer has also commenced with the bookings for this upcoming SUV. The Alturas SUV will come in a new design front grille and some other tweaks in comparison with the Rexton. In terms of modern features, Mahindra will be equipping the Alturas with, Ventilated seats, Napa leather upholstery, A touchscreen infotainment unit, Electronic parking brake, etc.

The Alturas G4 is based on the SsangYong Rexton, once launched it will sit over the XUV500. Mahindra will be providing the Alturas with two variants- G2 is the lower spec trim and it will come with a 2WD unit. On the other hand, the higher spec- G4 variant will be offered with a full time 4WD unit.


Powering the Mahindra Alturas is 2.2 litre diesel engine which is capable of churning out 108.5 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. This diesel mill will be coupled only with a seven speed automatic gearbox that is sourced from Mercedes-Benz and it will also consist of manual shifts. Mahindra, on the other hand, isn't providing a manual transmission for this SUV.

As of now, Mahindra has not disclosed much details on the pricing about the Alturas SUV. But as it is based on the SsangYong Rexton, it can be estimated that Mahindra will be placing the Alturas in the Rs. 30 Lakh+ price range. Upon the launch of the Mahindra Alturas in the Indian market, it will be locking its horns with the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero, New Honda CR-V and the Ford Endeavour.

Beat the line and book the upcoming Mahindra Alturas online via MyNewCar.in and stand a chance to be benefitted with many offers and discounts. For further enquiries give us a call at 022-45020304.

  • Tata Rolls Out The First Harrier Off Its Production Line:

Tata Motors has posted the footage of the very first Harrier which has just been rolled out from the production line from the assembly plant situated in Pune. This is the first time we get to see this most awaited SUV as the video gives us a closer look of the front and rear profile. In addition to this, Tata has also showcased in the video how they have set up the assembly line for the Harrier in just six months.

Some months ago at the 2018 Auto Expo which was held in the nation's capital, Tata Motors has unveiled the H5X SUV concept, the upcoming Harrier is based on this concept model. According to the video and the images, we can see that the Harrier gets sleek LED Daytime Running Lights which is just positioned below the bonnet, the front grille, and the black cladding gives it a macho look.


Tata Motors has built the Harrier on it new OMEGA platform and with this, it will be powered with a new 2.0 litre diesel powerhouse. This diesel motor could be capable of churning out 140 horsepower and it is also estimated that Tata will later on bring in a seven seater version of the Harrier and the engine will most likely generate 170 horsepower. The Harrier’s powerhouse will come matted with a six speed manual gearbox and an optional six speed automatic transmission which will be sourced from Hyundai.

In addition to this, Tata Motors has said that to develop and manufacture the Harrier, the Indian manufacturer had to undertake a new approach to develop this product. The assembly line for the Tata Harrier consists of 100+ KUKA and ABB robots, with this together the production line boasts of 90 per cent of automation levels.

Some while ago, Tata Motors had even posted some teaser videos on its official website of the Harrier being tested in different regions and terrains in the nation. It is estimated that the Indian manufacturer will launch the Harrier in the nation at price ranging from Rs.16 lakh to Rs.21 lakh.  Once launched the Harrier will compete for head-on with the Hyundai Creta, upcoming Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur and the Mahindra XUV 500 in the Indian market.

As of now, Tata Motors has commenced with the bookings for the Harrier and the amount has been set to Rs 30,000. Tata will be launching this SUV in January and it is estimated that the deliveries will start off just after a month.

So what are you waiting for beat the line and book this SUV online on Mynewcar. Customers stand to be benefitted with offers and discounts as well. For further details give us a call at 022-45020304 and our executives will help you with your enquiry. 

  • Toyota Unveils The India-bound ASEAN-spec New Generation Camry In Thailand:

Almost ten months ago at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show, Toyota had showcased the new gen Camry, but this was subjected only to the American market. This new generation Camry is the eighth iteration that Toyota has offered to this sedan. Now the ASEAN spec Camry has been finally unveiled in Thailand and it will be making its way into the Indian market.

In comparison with the model unveiled for the North American market, the ASEAN spec Camry gets slightly different styling, but the overall equipment level and design is the same. This new generation Camry has been developed under Toyota’s TNGA platform. This has enabled better legroom for the rear passengers at the car is now large in size due to the increase in wheelbase by 50mm.

Inside, the eight generation Camry gets electrically powered eight way adjustable driver and front passenger seats, leather upholstery, a 4.2-inch MID instrument clusters, Keyless entry and wireless charging. All these above mentioned features will be standard and will be available in all its variants. The top end variants of the New Camry will come equipped with ventilated front seats, heads-up display, onboard hotspot, nine airbags, triple-zone climate control for utmost comfort and lumbar adjustment.


The Thailand-spec Camry comes loaded with new modern technology and features as such as pre-collision system, cruise control via dynamic radar, lane departure warning system, LED Headlight and tail light unit and automatic high beam. In terms of safety features, Toyota has loaded the New Gen Camry with seven airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control, hill start control, blind spot monitoring system and rear- cross traffic alert which will be available as standard in all its variants.

Powering the New Toyota Camry is 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol mill that is coupled with a six speed torque converter automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the second engine option is 2.5 litre petrol unit that will be a matter to an eight speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Just like the previous model even this new generation Camry will come with a Hybrid model that will be based on the 2.0 litre petrol mill and it will be mated with a CVT unit. For the better centre of gravity and better boot space, the batteries for the electric motor will be placed below the rear passenger seats.

The ASEAN spec eighth generation Toyota Camry will be launched in the Indian market somewhere around the mod of 2019. Just like the current version, the New Camry will only be available in the Hybrid Model for the Indian market. Once launched, the New Toyota Camry will lock its horns with the Skoda Superb, Volkswagen Passat and the Honda Accord in the Indian market. Till then stay tuned to MyNewcar to know more about the launch of the Eight Generation ASEAN spec Toyota Camry. 

  • At The Global NCAP, The Made-in-India Hyundai I20 Scores Three Stars In Safety Rating:

Global NCAP is a vehicle crash test body and as they are currently conducting a project- 'Safer Cars for Africa'. Hence the Made in India Hyundai i20 which is sold in the South African market was crash tested. According to its results, this hatchback scored a three star rating for adult occupancy and two star rating for child occupancy.

According to Global NCAP, the Made in India Hyundai I20 was front-crash-tested at speed of 64kph and it scored three stars for adult occupant protection. In total, the Hyundai i20 managed to achieve 10.15 points out of 17 points in this test.

In accordance with the results, after the crash test, the structure and footwell of the i20 were rated as unstable. The model which being crash test had seat belt pretensioners for both the front passenger and driver and it also was equipped with a seatbelt reminder system only for the driver.


On the other hand, the Korean Automotive Manufacturer has recommended using child seats and in accordance to it scored two stars in child occupant protection. The model lacked in ISOFIX anchorages which in turn offered limited protection. In this test, the Hyundai i20 scored just 18.16 points out of 49 points in total.

According to the reports, we get to know that the structure of the Made in India Hyundai i20 is very much different in comparison to the model which is sold in the European market. Also, the Indian Spec i20 also lacks in safety features such side airbags, side curtain airbags and electronic stability control that is seen in the European model and is also available as standard across all its variants.

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