on 01, Jun 2019

News of the week: The production model of the Kia SP2i spied

Kia-SP2i

Highlights:

  • The production version of the SP2i is known as the Kia Seltos in the international market.

  • The name could be changed for the Indian market.

  • Kia Motors will be unveiling this SUV globally on the 20th of June in India.

Recently the production version of the Kia SP2i was spotted in its production guise. According to the images we can see above, we get to know that this SUV will be known as the Seltos. These images are most probably been taken during a commercial advertisement shoot.

On the 20th of June 2019, Kia Motors will be unveiling the Seltos globally in India. We can expect Kia Motors to launch the Seltos somewhere around the end of this year or during the festive season.

If we compare the exterior design and the aesthetics of the Seltos, it matches a lot with the SP2i concept model. The highlights of the exterior design include the tiger nose grille at the front, the shoulder lines and the design of the alloy wheels.

Looking into the shots of the interior, we get to know that the cabin gets a black dashboard unit with brown inserts that can be seen on the door. These brown inserts match to the shades of the SP concept which was revealed last year at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Although from the images we see above, we get to know that Kia has named this SUV as Seltos, but this could be only limited to the European and other international markets. But the name could be different for the Indian market. According to some media reports it is rumoured that Kia could name this SUV Tuskor, Trazor or Trailster.

With this, the Seltos will be the first model from Kia Motors to be launched on the Indian soil. Once launched it will be competing for head-on with the Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Renault Duster and the Jeep Compass. Stay tuned to MyNewCar to know more about the global unveil of the Kia Seltos.

News and Image Source: Autoblog

Bookings for the MG Hector to commence from the 4th of June

MG-Hector

Highlights:

  • Booking starts on the 4th of June 2019.

  • The launch is expected to take place in the mid of June 2019.

  • It will be launched in a five-seater version, whereas a seven-seater version could be launched next year.

MG Motors is all geared up to launch the Hector into the Indian market. Someday ago MG Motors has globally unveiled the Hector in India. Some of the dealers had unofficially started accepting the bookings for the Hector. But now MG will be officially kickstarting with the bookings for the Hector from the 4th of June 2019.

On the same day as the official booking, MG Motors will also be opening its Indian flagship outlet in New Delhi. Overall in India, Kia has opened around 120 MG centres that have been spread across 50 cities.

Powering the MG Hector will be an option between a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and 2.0 diesel engine that is sourced from FCA. In addition to this, the 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit will also get an option of a 48V mild hybrid unit as well. As of now, MG Motors will be launching the Hector only in a five-seater version. But it is expected that a seven-seater version could join MG’s stable by the year 2020.

According to the officials at MG Motors, they will be expanding their outreach in the Indian market, with the introduction of 250 outlets by the month of September 2019. In addition to this, the dispatch of the Hector to the dealerships will also commence soon. We at MyNewCar expect that MG will officially introduce Hector and the prices by the mid of June 2019.

Once MG Motors launches the Hector in the Indian market, it will be locking its horns with the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta and the upcoming Kia Seltos. We can expect MG to retail the Hector in a price ranging from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (Ex-Showroom, India). Till then stay tuned to MyNewcar to know more about the launch of the MG Hector.

News and Image Source: AutoCarIndia

Tata launches the Tiago NRG AMT edition.

Tiago-NRG

Highlights:

  • Tata Motors now offers the Tiago NRG with an AMT unit.

  • This AMT unit will only be available with the Petrol engine.

Silently, Tata Motors has updated its the lineup for the Tiago. This includes some minor updates for the Tiago NRG model. This crosshatch was first launched back in September 2018 and at that time it was powered with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.05-litre diesel unit which were coupled to a manual gearbox.

With the new update offered to the Tiago NRG, we see that the Indian car manufacturer has now introduced an AMT unit only for the petrol engine. Hence the Tata Tiago NRG AMT (Petrol) has been offered with a price tag of Rs 6.15 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). If we compare the price of the AMT model with the manual model, the former gets an additional price of Rs 45,000.

Comparing the Tiago NRg with the standard model, the former gets additional body kit which includes cladding, faux plates and roof rails. In addition to this, the Tiago NRG also gets a higher ground clearance measuring 180mm, whereas the standard models only get a ground clearance of 170mm.

With this, Tata Motors has also introduced the Tiago NRG with a 70-inch touchscreen infotainment unit which has replaced the earlier 5.0-inch unit. This infotainment unit is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and this new model will also be equipped with automatic folding wing mirrors.

Tata Motors has offered the Tiago NRG model in a price range between Rs 5.70 lakh to Rs 6.55 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). With this, it battles with the Maruti Suzuki Celerio X and the Mahindra KUV 100 NXT in the Indian market. To book the Tiago NRG give us a call at 022-45020304 or just log in to MyNewCar.in

News and Image Source: AutoCarIndia

Maruti Suzuki introduces a new variant for the Ertiga

Maruti-Suzuki-Ertiga-Tour-M

Highlights:

  • Maruti Suzuki introduces a Tour model for the Ertiga

  • It will only be available with a petrol engine.

  • In the coming months, a factory fitted CNG kit will also be available.

The Indian car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki has revealed a new variant for its MUV, the Ertiga. This new trim level is known as the Tour M and as the name suggests it is mainly introduced for the fleet market. As of now, Maruti Suzuki is only offering the Ertiga Tour M variant with a petrol engine. According to the feature list, we can tell that this model is based on its standard VXi trim levels.

Looking into the list of features, we get to know that the Tour M is equipped with electrically powered ORVM’s, power windows, 2 DIN music system with Bluetooth, AUX-IN and USB, tilt adjustable steering wheels, AC vents in the second row, colour TFT instrument panel. The Safety kit comprises of front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, speed limiter (80kmph) and parking sensors in the rear.

Under the hood of the Ertiga Tour M is a 1.5-litre petrol engine which churns out 103 bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. This petrol mill is coupled with a five-speed manual transmission.

In the coming months, Maruti Suzuki will offer a factory fitted CNG kit, this will help it make more popular for the taxi aggregators. With this introduction, the Ertiga is now the second model from Maruti Suzuki to join the Tour series after the Dzire. To book the Ertiga Tour M give us a call at 022-45020304 or just log in to MyNewCar.in

News and Image Source: GaadiWaadi


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