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
Mahindra to plough agri market deeper with Arjun Novo

Mahindra to plough agri market deeper with Arjun Novo

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS In the 90s passenger car manufacturers in India had begun to offer new features to add comfort and convenience to the customers. This trend caught up with the commercial vehicles from the late 2000s as the vehicles were seen coming out with safety features and advanced equipment to comfort the driver. The trend seems to[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 OEM, Technology & Innovation
Honda becomes an Innovative ‘People Mover’ with Mobilio

Honda becomes an Innovative ‘People Mover’ with Mobilio

Text & Photos: J Srikant When Honda Cars India came out with its premium hatchback Jazz in 2009, it gave people a new perspective about Honda’s cars – they are unbelievably spacious. Ever since, all models that Honda has launched in India have set new benchmarks in their respective segments for space; Brio in hatchbacks, Amaze at the entry-level, and[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 Technology & Innovation
New ‘Star’ from TVS

New ‘Star’ from TVS

Bhargav TS   After introducing India’s first two-seater moped – TVS 50, the TVS Motor Company has constantly developed new products both in motorbikes and scooters. After splitting up with Suzuki in 2001, TVS developed its first commuter bike, the Victor, which was a grand success for the company. To taste more success in the commuter segment, TVS brought in[Read More…]

by July 28, 2014 Technology & Innovation