11th July Weekly Updates

  • BS6 Honda Civic Diesel Launched

Honda recently updated the diesel engine of the Civic and made it BS6 compliant. It is the same i-DTEC turbo diesel engine producing 120 Ps and 300 Nm of peak torque. The power figures are identical to BS4 Civic, however we see a slight marginal drop in in fuel economy. It now returns 23.9 kmpl. This engine is only mated to a six-speed manual transmission and no Automatic. For Automatic we have Civic with 1.8L i-VTEC petrol engine. The price for VX models are 20.75 Lakhs and for ZX remains same at Rs. 22.35 Lakhs.

  • Toyota Corolla Cross Unvieled

Toyota has recently unvieled the new crossover SUV based on the Corolla. It is built on the Toyota's TNGA platform. On the outside the SUV looks macho and sporty. It sits below the Toyota RAV4 SUV. It gets a big Black grill with LED projector headlamps and DRLs. The lower car is supported by black plastic cladding for the SUV appeal. On the front and rear we get aluminium skid plates as well. It is powered by a 1.8L petrol engine which makes 180 bhp and 175 Nm torque is mated to a CVT gearbox. There is also a hybrid version with a 72hp electric motor. This car will be available in ASEAN and European markets soon and there are almost zero chances of this to see Indian market anytime soon.

  • Toyota Price hiked

Toyota has silently hiked the price for the hybrid Camry and luxury van Vellfire. The Camry hybrid is now available for Rs. 39.02 lakhs which is up by 1.14 lakhs. Vellfire is now available for 83.50 lakhs ex showroom which shows a hike of Rs. 4 lakhs for the executive luxury MPV. 

  • Hyundai Venue with iMT transmission

Hyundai announced that Venue, the subcompact crossover SUV will be available with new iMT gearbox. This is a new technology for India and Venue debuts it Indian market. Basically, in this gearbox we have to manually stick shift the gears but we don't have to press the clutch pedal as it is absent. This type gearbox was first evident on a TVS Jive. The car is a perfect for those who want manual but due to city traffic it is difficult to drive the car. Hyundai Venue gets this optional transmission with a 1.0 L turbo petrol engine. It will be available for 8.66 Lakhs to 11 Lakhs.

  • MG Hector Plus Bookings Started

Morris Garage was working on a 6-seater variant of Hector and they have finalized the product. It will be launched on July 13 and we will do a full review. It will be powered by the same 2.0L multi-jet turbo diesel engine producing 170 ps and 350 Nm of torque and a 1.5 L turbo petrol engine producing 143 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. These are shared with ongoing model. It will have captain seats for second row. You can book the car on their website by paying Rs. 50,000

  • Benelli Imperiale BS6 

Benelli is very late to the party. The Imperiale becomes the first motorcycle from Benelli stable to get BS6 compliant engine. It seem that Benelli would exit the Indian market but they finally updated the motorcycle. The torque and power figures remains exactly the same. The Silver colour is available for Rs. 1.99 lakhs and Red and Black for Rs. 2.11 Lakhs ex-showroom. 

  • BS6 Honda X-Blade

Honda X-Blade recently got BS6 update. It gets new BS6 engine from the Unicorn 160 producing 13.86 bhp and 14.7 Nm. The torque figures are up, earlier it produced 13.9 Nm. It gets a new dual port exhaust system and new LCD instrument cluster with a gear position indicator. Price starts from Rs. 1.06 Lakhs ex-showroom.

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