Showing posts with label AUTOMOBILE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AUTOMOBILE. Show all posts

Mahindra & Mahindra's all new XUV300 to launch soon; here's first look of the 'new cheetah'

The company has said the XUV300 is based on shares its platform with the SsangYong Tivoli, a mini SUV by the Korea-based auto company, which has sold over 260,000 vehicles in over 50 countries since its launch in 2015.

The company has said the XUV300 draws from the SsangYong Tivoli, a mini SUV by the Korea-based auto company, which has sold over 260,000 vehicles in over 50 countries since its launch in 2015. "It's always an emotional moment when your family expands. Please join me in congratulating the XUV5oo for the new member in its family...A new cheetah racing ahead...," tweeted Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra, indicating the company's plan to launch the XUV 300 soon.

Tata Nexon has become the first made-in-India car to secure a 5-star crash test rating from Global NCAP.

Tata Nexon has become the first made-in-India car to secure a 5-star crash test rating from Global NCAP. The compact SUV notched up five stars for adult occupant protection and three stars for child occupant protection, scoring 16.06 points out of 17. Global NCAP has crash-tested 32 India-made cars over 2014-18, of which 19 have scored zero stars. Separately, starting October 2019, auto rickshaws will come with doors, airline-style seat belts for the driver, and two headlamps instead of one. Last year, the three-wheelers were involved in nearly 30,000 crashes, which claimed over 6,700 lives.

Virat Kohli is Hero MotoCorp’s new brand ambassador: Innings to start with Xtreme 200R



Hero MotoCorp today announced that it has signed in Indian cricket team Captain, Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador. The announcement comes at a crucial time as Hero MotoCorp is looking to launch new products in order to maintain its leadership position, which is being chased fast by Honda. The new contract joins two names together with one thing in common, the No. 1 tag. Hero MotoCorp is the world's largest two-wheeler seller and Virat Kohli is the world's No. 1 batsman on the ranking charts.



As per the company announcement, the campaign featuring Virat will start tomorrow across digital, TV, print and outdoor platforms. The first vehicle from Hero MotoCorp to be used in these commercials will be the recently launched Xtreme 200R. The motorcycle marks the entry of the company in the 200 cc segment, where it has been absent till date. The only motorcycle it sold in the whereabouts of this segment was the Karizma, which has grown old and hasn't been able to retain consumer interest. The Xtreme 200R is priced at Rs 89,900, ex-showroom, Delhi. At its price, the bike is in the price-segment of smaller 160-180 cc bikes, making it a good upgrade for buyers from the 100-125 cc commuter segment.

BMW launches in-car #AI #assistant with ability to hold a conversation



A number of automakers have now started integrating existing digital assistant software into their vehicles, such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri.

BMW has decided to go its own route in the field of artificial intelligence by announcing its own system, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.

Intelligent Personal Assistant is a completely new proprietary in-car AI assistant, which the Bavarian auto giant claims will "enhance the BMW driving experience."


The always on-call technology platform is said to be an intelligent, digital character which is operated simply by the "Hey BMW" prompt. The system is able to serve the driver in a wide range of different ways, including controlling many of the vehicle's settings, the satellite navigation and the entertainment system.

It can also be used to explain vehicle functions, and is even said to be able to conduct a conversation.

And just in case you start to love your electronic personal assistant so much you find yourself spending time sitting in your car interacting with it outside your home or place of work instead of going right in, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant can also be at your disposal outside the vehicle too.

At home the system can be used with the help of a smart speaker, and when you're out and about it can then be accessed via smartphone. On top of all that, the new system will also be compatible with other digital voice assistants, which means it can then be used as a link to other rapidly growing digital ecosystems.

Bajaj Chetak Scooter To Make A Comeback — Launch Details Revealed



Indian two-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto is renowned for its Pulsar brand in the country. But before that, the company was popular for its Chetak geared scooter. After the advent of automatic scooters, Bajaj had to put an end to the Chetak. But now it looks like the Bajaj Chetak will make a comeback.
Yes, GaadiWaadi reports that Bajaj Auto will bring back the Chetak brand and it is expected to be launched in 2019. The report states that the upcoming Bajaj Chetak will be a 125cc scooter and will be priced around Rs 70,000. Bajaj will be looking to encash the classic Chetak brand which was popular in the Indian market.

New Lexus ES 300h luxury hybrid sedan launched In India at Rs 59.13 lakhs



The third generation Lexus ES300h hybrid electric sedan, which was showcased at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year. It has now been launched in India along with many other global markets. It is priced at Rs 59.13 lakhs and comes in on a new Global Architecture – K (GA-K) platform, a derivative of Toyota’s TNGA platform.

Lexus ES300h sedan boasts of new design with refreshed exteriors and interiors. It is more spacious than its earlier counterpart and is the third vehicle in ‘Future Chapter of Lexus’ following the LC coupe and LS sedan. In terms of dimensions, the new Lexus ES measures 66mm more in length and is 45mm wider as compared to the earlier model.It also gets a 50mm longer wheelbase and wider tracks in the front and rear. The new Lexus ES sits on 18” multi spoke alloy wheels, gets slim LED headlamps and L shaped market lights. It is presented in three color options of Black, Chateau and Topaz Brown while interiors are done up in rich cream with wood trims.

Interiors of the new Lexus ES300h gets a design inspired from the Lexus Future Interior Concept with a driver centric cockpit. It boasts of a 7” LCD control panel and display positioned closer to the driver thus creating added space for front passenger. Legroom to the rear is also at a premium thanks to a longer wheelbase.