Technology & Innovation

BSVI Compliant Dzire Petrol

BSVI Compliant Dzire Petrol

The next-gen BSVI K-series petrol engine on the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire facelift is claimed to be low on emissions and high on fuel economy. Story by: Deven Lad Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) recently launched the new Dzire. With it, the company also unveiled the next generation of its proven K-series engine. According to Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing[Read More…]

by May 5, 2020 Technology & Innovation
Next-Generation Hyundai Creta

Next-Generation Hyundai Creta

Hyundai’s all-new Creta strives to build upon the success of its first-generation with manufacturing excellence to lead the segment. Story by: Deepti Thore Nearly five years after launching the first-generation Hyundai Creta, in July 2015, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has launched the second generation of its successful SUV. Banking on the traction witnessed in case of new launches despite[Read More…]

by May 5, 2020 Technology & Innovation
Green Energy has taken centre stage

Green Energy has taken centre stage

Martin Koers, President, Verband Der Automobilindustrie (VDA) draws attention to the need of taking green energy sources seriously by Auto components manufacturers from a long term perspective. He speaks to ACI correspondent, Deven Lad about similarities between the Indian and German auto industry and the changes that the stakeholders of the respective nations can look forward to. Q. How stable[Read More…]

by January 24, 2020 Interview, Technology & Innovation
TUV300 born tough with improved quality

TUV300 born tough with improved quality

Text: Bhargav TS If you want to buy a frugal engineered car, go for Japanese vehicles, or if you want performance vehicles go for European cars. If you want to buy a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) go for Mahindra vehicles. The SUV specialist has wide range of SUVs including XUV500, Scorpio, Bolero and Quanto which sell in large numbers in[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 OEM, Technology & Innovation
Elite i20 combines elegance and intelligence

Elite i20 combines elegance and intelligence

Text & Photos: T Murrali In the inaugural issue of Auto Components India, we featured the Grande i10 – ICOTY of the year 2014 – and in this issue, the First Anniversary special that you are holding, we are featuring the Elite i20 – ICOTY of 2015. The common element is that both cars are from Hyundai Motor India Limited’s[Read More…]

by February 17, 2015 Technology & Innovation
Mahindra launches ‘Gusto’

Mahindra launches ‘Gusto’

  Text & Photos: Bhargav TS Mahindra Two Wheelers, a part of the Mahindra & Mahindra group inaugurated its R&D centre in July, 2012 near Pune; since then the company has started to look forward and has developed its first motorcycle, the Centro. This motorcycle gave a big boost to the company, which sold more than 1 lakh units in[Read More…]

by February 5, 2015 Technology & Innovation
Datsun Go+ expands space but not the brand

Datsun Go+ expands space but not the brand

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS Datsun Go+, the second product from the Datsun stable, has created an all new segment of its own – the compact MPV. Nissan Motor Company, which revived the Datsun brand after 3 decades launched its first sub-four lakh rupee car Go in India. The entry level hatchback was designed for people who want to ‘go’[Read More…]

Fiat Avventura – One for the Urban Jungle and the Regular

Fiat Avventura – One for the Urban Jungle and the Regular

Text: Srikant J   We all remember the Fiat Avventura from the Auto Expo early this year where it turned out to be a huge crowd puller. So much so that the design cues from it were as it is carried into Fiat’s Punto Evo which was launched just months before the Avventura. Unlike most automakers in the recent past,[Read More…]

The new MINI 3-door and 5-door opens up new vistas

The new MINI 3-door and 5-door opens up new vistas

Text : T Murrali   The new MINI 3-door and the 5-door were recently launched in India at an event held at the Mehboob Studio, Mumbai. Both the models enunciate the character with fun behind the wheel due to its evolutionary refinement, sporty looks as well as premium style. Both the models are available at MINI dealerships across India as[Read More…]

New Scorpio – an attempt to enhance performance

Text : Bhargav TS When an OEM upgrades its popular model, there could be slight cosmetic changes to look fresh and retain the DNA of the vehicle. However, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has gone one step ahead by enhancing the looks, features and a few mechanical parts in its fast selling utility vehicle Scorpio. The vehicle has been in the[Read More…]

by December 1, 2014 Technology & Innovation