Mahindra KUV100: The Next Big Thing? – An Overview by Autoportal.com

The wait for Mahindra KUV100 code named as S101 is almost over. With only few more days to go the consumer is waiting for its grand launch. After the compact SUV from Renault, Ford, Nissan and Hyundai, Mahindra the Indian Automaker is also joining the small SUV crossover segment by announcing the launch of Mahindra KUV100 on Jan 15th 2016 in India. Now as the launch date is fast approaching one should see how Mahindra will manage to compete with its already established rivals in Indian Market. All that matters is how Mahindra KUV100 can attract the consumer towards it from other brands in performance, mileage, design and style. This surprise package is now ready to give a tough competition in near future.

Engine: This compact Mahindra KUV100 comes in two engine options. One is petrol mFALCON G80 with 1.2 litre petrol engine which claims to give power output of 82 bhp at 5500 rpm and torque of 114 Nm while the other is diesel mFALCON D75 with 1.2 litre diesel engine which claims to give power output of 77 bhp at 3725 rpm and torque of 190 Nm.

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Mahindra KUV100 Price in India, Specification, Features, Reviews, Photos, Mileage

Exteriors: External body design looks very competitive and sporty. Mahindra S101 measures around 4-metre in length and looks to have good ground clearance. Though the size is as small as a car the stylish looks are no less than SUV. It has a sporty front look as in Mahindra XUV500.This has wing mirrors with blinkers, curvy roof line, wrap around tail lamps and head lamps with LED daytime running lamps and fog lamps. This compact size will help to fit the vehicle in small parking area and also to drive in traffic areas.

Interiors: As it is not known much about its interiors one can expect spacious interior design for a comfortable drive to keep itself in competition with other brands.

Colors: The Mahindra KUV100 comes in very attractive colors. It will be available in the following colors: Fiery Orange, Flamboyant Red, Dazzling Silver, Aquamarine, Pearl White, Designer Grey and Midnight Black.

Variants: As we know Mahindra KUV100 is available in Petrol & Diesel. We can find ABS (Anti-Lock Braking system) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) and engine mobilize as standard in all variants. It has two base variants K2 & K2+ (with dual airbags), two mid variants K4 & K4+ (with dual airbags), two high variants K6 & K6+ (with dual airbags) and one top end variant K8 (with dual airbags).

Price: Mahindra KUV100 is hitting the market with a competitive price range of Rs. 5.00 Lac to 7.00 Lac. With this it not only competes with small crossover SUVs but also with the cars of similar price range.

Also check about Mahindra Gusto and Hyundai Elite i20


2016 Land Rover Range Rover TD6 / Range Rover Sport TD6 First Drive and Review

It’s an inauspicious time to be introducing a pair of new diesel-powered vehicles to the American market, but Land Rover isn’t flinching. In the face of Volkswagen’s diesel imbroglio, Land Rover has brought the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover TD6 and the Range Rover Sport TD6 to meet a trans-Atlantic audience for the very first time. No stranger to turbodiesel technology – after all, diesel is the backbone of Land Rover’s European sales – these two vehicles have nevertheless seen their drivetrains specifically tuned to please U.S. buyers with a fine balance between performance and frugality at the fuel pump. As tiny as the market might be for these types of vehicles, Land Rover is gambling that it can steal away at least a few high-end SUV fans who would have otherwise headed to one of its German competitors for their turbodiesel fix.

I spent two days behind the wheel of both the Range Rover TD6 and Range Rover Sport TD6 against the desolately beautiful backdrop of Sedona, Arizona, to get a feel for how Land Rover’s diesel decision has altered the personality of its class-leading SUVs. With a few very specific caveats, both of these luxury beasts answered the call with aplomb – even when I ran out of road miles before I had reached my destination.


Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: November 2015

At first blush, November’s sales totals may not look too rosy. With the top seven automakers reporting numbers, sales increased just 1.8 percent over November 2014. But November 2014 was a tough act to follow: The industry landed its second best sales month of 2014 in annualized terms, according to Autodata Corp.

News from:- https://www.cars.com/articles/top-10-best-selling-cars-november-2015-1420682846814/


Best 7-seater cars to buy in 2015/16

Here is our list of the top 10 best 7-seater cars to buy, from MPVs to large SUVs and off-roaders

If you’re looking for a 7-seater car to buy, you’ll be pleased to know the days of boring MPVs are long-gone as there is now a range of exciting SUVs and off-roaders on the market with seating for seven occupants.

We have compiled a list of the top 10 best 7-seater cars to buy right now and it just highlights the wide choice available within the sector. All these cars have 7 seats, from the superb Volvo XC90 luxury SUV to the versatile Ford Galaxy MPV, so browse through the list and see which one is the right option for you.

Some of today’s MPVs and SUVs also have the looks and performance to back-up their people-carrying ability. Now you can get that touch of class and speed that used to be the domain of higher-spec saloons.

Readmore:- http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/best-cars/64135/best-7-seater-cars-to-buy-in-201516


Luxury cars get cheaper as makers line up models

India has become a top-rated destination for luxury car production, as it plays host to Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. All of these added a string of models to their production lines.

About two dozen luxury car lines get assembled in India of the marquee German and British brands, some of which are not produced anywhere else but in their home country.

The increased localisation has led to a reduction of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 90 lakh in their sticker price, due to lower taxes. Most of these products were brought to India as a completely built unit (CBU) from their home country, Germany or the UK, which led to doubling of their rates.

News from:- http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/luxury-cars-get-cheaper-as-makers-line-up-models-115113000780_1.html


911 Turbo now even more potent

By: IOL Motoring Staff

Stuttgart – Although the 911 Turbo models are no longer the only ones in the range to have turbo power, thanks to the new Carreras being force fed, the Turbo badge still carries top dog status and that applies even more so to the refreshed versions.

Revealed on the web ahead of their debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the facelifted 911 Turbo and Turbo S both receive a 15kW power boost to their respective 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engines.

Thanks to modified inlet ports, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure the Turbo is now good for 397kW while the Turbo S gains new turbochargers with larger compressors to push 427kW.

What does this mean on the street? According to Porsche the Turbo will now run from 0-100km/h in three seconds flat and reach a top speed of 319km/h. The Turbo S runs to 100 in 2.9s and reaches 330km/h. Porsche also claims slight improvements to fuel consumption but let’s not open that can of worms.
News from:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/porsche/911-turbo-now-even-more-potent-1953376


New Mustang is torque of the town

Cape Town – Easily the most eagerly anticipated launch of the year is underway this week as Ford unleashes its pony car in South Africa after depriving us of it for decades.

The all-new muscle car that you see here has morphed into a global product and local models, available in right hand-drive for the first time, will be offered with a potent 306kW/530Nm 5-litre V8 engine that makes it the most powerful Ford ever to be sold in SA.

While we can’t picture anyone wanting a Mustang without a V8, local buyers can also opt for a more economical 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbopetrol engine, rated at a still-pretty-decent 223kW and 430Nm.

News from:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/ford/new-mustang-is-torque-of-the-town-1953409


Custom Colors Are Now Available For Your Sportscar’s…Tires

Clients of Lapo Elkan’s uber-hip yacht and auto custom shop, Garage Italia Customs, will soon be some of the first drivers in the world to have tailor-made tires that are being created exclusively by Pirelli in a variety of colors.

It makes perfect sense as these two hyper-Italian companies collaborate to take customization to the extreme. Pirelli as the only supplier for Formula 1 has always been at the forefront of tire technology. And their design engineers are running with Garage Italia Customs’ idea to develop an exclusive new range of tires that would make the italian custom shop’s creations even more unique.

News from:- http://www.forbes.com/sites/billspringer/2015/11/30/custom-colors-are-now-available-for-your-sportscars-tires/


Best of the Best: Luxury Cars

By: Star Motoring Staff

Johannesburg – As the countdown continues to our Best of the Best awards ceremony on December 7, our judges have been hard at work sorting through the lengthy list of cars launched in South Africa in 2015.

At the end of each year our publication’s team of motoring journalists selects an overall winning Best of the Best vehicle as well as victors in the categories of Small/Budget Car, Family Car, Performance Car, Luxury Car, and Adventure Vehicle. There is also a Best-Styled Vehicle voted for by readers.

From the more than 70 all-new or upgraded vehicles that have been launched in SA this year, we’ve come up with a shortlist across numerous categories.

These are the luxury cars, use the links at the bottom of the story to see our finalists in other categories.

More here:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/special-features/best-of-the-best-luxury-cars-1951890


EXCLUSIVE: New York state to auction luxury cars seized in Medicaid scam

ALBANY – The State of New York is getting into the luxury car business courtesy of a pair of Medicaid scammers who were busted in Brooklyn.

Officials are preparing to auction off two high-priced cars – including a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class sport utility vehicle – seized from the fraudsters and will return the proceeds to the state’s Medicaid system.

“Medicaid fraud is a fraud on all taxpayers and a particularly egregious theft from our most vulnerable New Yorkers,” Gov. Cuomo told the Daily News.

“With this action, we are sending a clear message that we will not allow anyone to profit in any way from these crimes against those in need,” Cuomo said.

News from:- http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-ny-auction-luxury-cars-seized-medicaid-scam-article-1.2444763