on 14, Jun 2019

Jeep India officially commences with the bookings for the Compass Trailhawk Edition

Highlights:

  • Jeep commences with the booking for the Compass Trailhawk.

  • The booking amount has been set to Rs 50,000 which is fully refundable.

  • The launch will take place in the month of July 2019 and it is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs 24 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.

From the 11th of June 2019, Jeep India has officially kick-started the bookings for the Compass Trailhawk Edition. One can get the booking done with an amount of Rs 50,000 and this amount will be fully refundable.

Just like all of the Trail Editions rolling out of Jeep’s stable, even the Compass Trailhawk edition gets the iconic off-road pedigree. This makes it different from the standard model and in addition to this, it also gets some cosmetic changes in the interior as well as on the exterior.

To tackle those difficult off-road terrains the ground clearance has of this model has been increased by 30mm in comparison with the standard Compass, it also can wade into waters with depth up to 510mm and the approach and departure angle has also been improved.

Under the hood of the Compass Trailhawk is a BS-6 compliant, 2.0 litre, turbocharged, four-cylinder diesel engine and what makes it unique is that this is the first model to get a diesel-automatic drivetrain.

The oil burner produces 173 bhp of power and 350Nm of twist and it is coupled with a nine-speed torque converter. Jeep has loaded the Compass Trailhawk with its Active Drive Low 4x4 system.

This unit is a four-wheel drive system that has low -range, hill descent control and an additional Rock Mode in the Selec-Terrain system which already consists of Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes.

The safety kit on the Compass Trailhawk will consist of features such as six airbags, ABS with EBD, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control. Roll-Over Mitigation, Hill-start Assist and Electronic Parking Brake.

We at MyNewCar expect that Jeep might retail the Compass Trailhawk in the 24 lakh - 25 lakh price range. The launch is scheduled in the next month of July, so till then stay tuned. Also, you can now beat the line and book the Jeep Compass Trailhawk online at MyNewCar.in or just give us a call at 022-45020304.

News and Image Source: AutoCarIndia

Mahindra is working on a new 2.0-litre petrol engine

Highlights:

  • Mahindra is working in a 2.0 litre petrol engine which will be launched in September 2019.

  • To keep the engine weight light it is being built on an aluminium block.

Recently, Mahindra had showcased their future BS-6 compliant petrol engines. In addition to this, the Indian automotive manufacturer had also announced that they will be launching them somewhere in the month of September 2019.

As of now, Mahindra is gearing up to introduce an all-new 2.0-litre petrol BS-6 compliant mill. This will help them have a stronghold and position themselves better in the market.

According to some media reports, we get to know that this 2.0-litre petrol mill will be an all aluminium block and this powerhouse will be capable of putting out 185 bhp of power.

From some sources at Mahindra, the engineers wanted to optimize this petrol unit to be as light as possible hence they didn't use the same block as the diesel unit. In addition to this, the 2.0-litre petrol unit will also be turbocharged just like the new range of 1.2 litres and 1.5-litre TGDI units.

Mahindra has recently showcased that their high tech TGDI systems use 250bar of fuel injection rail. Also, they revealed that a 350bar fuel injection system will go into production in the year 2020. As of now, it is isn’t confirmed whether this 2.0-litre engine will get the 350 bar gasoline direct injection system.

During the showcase of the future BS-6 range of engines, Mahindra’s MD Pawan Goenka said that "Mahindra was lacking a portfolio of globally competitive petrol engines in 2016. We were generally known not for our gasoline engines, but for diesel engines.

However, we got a stamp of approval when both Ford and SsangYong decided they would want to use Mahindra’s new petrol engine in their vehicles, which means that we have managed to develop an engine that’s globally competitive."

So stay tuned to MyNewCar to know more about the new range of petrol engines to be launched by Mahindra in the coming months. This will help the Indian automotive manufacturer compete strongly in the market against its rivals.

News and image source: AutoCarIndia

Cross version of the Ertiga spotted testing

Highlights:

  • Marui Suzuki is testing a cross version of the Ertiga which gets many cosmetic changes on the exterior.

  • The ground clearance on it also seems higher than the standard model.

  • It was being tested with an emission kit, hence the BS-6 K15B petrol engine may be under the hood.

With the launch of the second generation Ertiga in the Indian market, it has been well accepted and is selling like hot cakes. With this, Maruti Suzuki seems to take a step forward as it working on a new version for it.

In Pune, a test mule has been spotted which looks like a rugged or cross version of the Ertiga. With this, we can say that Maruti Suzuki will be launching across a version of this MPV soon.

Having a closer look at these spy images we get to know that this model shares many of its body panels with the Ertiga. But makes it stand out is the upright nose, a large grill that gets thick chrome finish all over and Ciaz inspired headlamp unit and LED DRL’s.

In addition to this, the front bumper gets a large air intake and a lot of body cladding can be seen all over the body. Also, it seems like the ground clearance is also on the higher side if compared to that on the standard model.

As of now, not much can be said about the interior as the images haven't captured many details. But we can expect Maruti to offer this model with an all-black theme cabin. Also, it could come with a six-seater version that the Indian manufacturer has been testing lately.

As we have a further look at the spy images, we get to see that there is an emission testing gear also attached to it. Hence we can say that this model will be powered with a K15B BS-6 compliant petrol unit.

With the launch of the cross version of the Ertiga, it could be expected that it might be the next top end trim level. If this is the case, Maruti will most likely retail this model in its premium Nexa outlets. To know more these details, stay tuned to MyNewCar.

News and image source: MotorOctane

New Gen Hyundai i20 spotted testing

Highlights:

  • The first set of spy images of the third-gen Hyundai i20 has been floating all over the internet.

  • It is expected to get 1.0-litre turbo petrol and 1.2-litre petrol mill.

  • The test mule spotted is in its initial stages of testing and the launch is expected in the second half of 2020.

The Korean car manufacturer has started road testing the third generation i10. For the first time, a set of spy images has been floating all over the internet. The launch of the new gen i20 is expected to take place in the mid of 2020.

From the spy images, we get to know that the test mule spotted is in its early stages of production. But it also gives a hint of what we can expect from the third-gen i20.

Comparing with the current model, the test mule does look much wider and this will help in a spacious cabin. Due to the crucial four-meter mark, the length of the car won't be increased as this will help them qualify for the excise benefits. The booking

The cabin would most likely be inspired by the models that have recently launched, like the Venue and the upcoming Grand i10. We can also expect, Hyundai to load the next gen i20 with its Blue Link system.

Under the hood, we will most likely see the addition of a new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol mill that powers the Hyundai Venue. But we will have to wait and watch whether Hyundai gives it the same state of tune as that of the Venue (120bhp) or a lesser state of tune which is seen on the current i20 sold overseas (100bhp). For an aggressive entry-level price tag, Hyundai may also get in the 1.2-litre petrol engine.

What we can expect from the third-gen i20 is that it will be loaded with many premium features, better cabin space along with a peppy petrol engine. With this, Hyundai is gearing up to increase the competition furthermore in the premium hatchback market. It will be competing for head-on with the upcoming Tata Altoz, Toyota Glanza, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Honda Jazz.

News and Image Source: IndianAutosBlog


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