Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bajaj started Delivery of KTM Duke 200 Bike

Bajaj Auto finally come with KTM Duke 200 in Indian market. Bajaj auto successfully managed to surprise to all bajaj bike lover with the launch of Bajaj KTM Duke 200 week before schedule. KTM Duke 200 deliveries started across major indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore & Pune.

Bajaj KTM DUKE 200 Price:
Bajaj KTM Duke 200 Price of INR 1,17,500 (ex-showroom) which is quite close to upcoming Honda CBR150R’s anticipated price of about INR 1,15,000.

Bajaj KTM DUKE 200 Features & Specifications:

Design: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
Displacement : 200 cm³
Bore: 72 mm
Stroke: 49 mm
Performance: 18.4 kW (25 hp)
Torque: 19.2 Nm
Starting aid: Electric starter
Transmission: 6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication: Forced oil lubrication with 1 rotor pump
Primary gear ratio: 22:72
Secondary gear ratio: 14:43
Cooling system: Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch: Clutch in oil bath / mechanically operated
Ignition system: Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment.

Frame: Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
Fork: WP Suspension 4357
Shock absorber: WP Suspension 4618 EM
Suspension travel Front: 150 mm
Suspension travel Rear: 150 mm
Brake system Front: Disc brake with two-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear: Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs - diameter front: 300 mm
Brake discs - diameter rear: 230 mm
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4" (520) O-Ring
Steering head angle: 65°
Wheel base: 1,361±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded): 165 mm
Seat height (unloaded): 810 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.: 10.5 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx.: 125 kg

Monday, February 20, 2012

Honda Launches New CBR 150R Sports Bike at Rs 1.15 lakh in India

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is gearing up for the launch of a new Honda CBR 150R Sports Bike next month. The forthcoming product, the country's third largest two-wheeler producer said, would take on Bajaj Auto's freshly-introduced product under the KTM brand.

The CBR 150R of the Japanese subsidiary to be launch in March is priced at about Rs 1,15,000, pitting it directly against the KTM Duke 200 (Rs 117,000). Only last month had Bajaj Auto, India's second largest two-wheeler maker, launched the Austrian-brand street bike.

The New Honda CBR 150R Sports Bike, powered by engine of around 150cc, is a downsized clone of the popular CBR 250R that HMSI sells at little over Rs 145,000. The new bike will also compete against Yamaha's R15 sports bike, which recently received a face-lift and is priced at Rs 107,000.

Though Bajaj's KTM bike offers better power with a slightly bigger engine in straight comparison, HMSI chose to price its CBR 150R at a premium than Yamaha and fractionally lower than KTM Duke.

HMSI had showcased the CBR 150R at the Auto Expo early last month without disclosing price details. The bike, which will be fully built in India, had received strong response from the visitors, according to company officials.

The company hopes to sell more than 3,500 units of the CBR 150R every month after its launch. Currently, Yamaha's R15 version 2.0 clocks sales of around 3,000 units per month.

This will be the third new offering by HMSI this year after it launched a face-lifted Dio with a new engine this month.

The Delhi-based company, which recently overtook Chennai-based TVS Motors to claim the third spot, has lined up seven new products for launch this year.

The company has lined up a face-lifted CBR 250R model for launch by this month-end. The new 2012 edition, also show-cased at the Auto Expo, will be dearer by Rs 1,500 offering a new colour combination.

Naresh Rattan, vice-president, sales and marketing, HMSI said the company was due to launch the CBR 250R shortly in the market. "The new bike has gone under production by the middle of this month," he added.

The CBR 250R has seen some substantial slide in sales in the recent months. The company saw sales of under 140 units of the bike in January as against its usual tally of around 2,500-3,000 units every month.

"There is no dearth of demand for premium priced bikes in India despite a broader slowdown in demand for the commuter bikes witnessed by a few players," Rattan noted. "The market is growing rapidly even is such times."

HMSI is phasing out the current generation of the bike from the distribution channels before trying to launch a face-lifted version.

Further, the company has been facing problems regarding components supplies from Thailand.

"There have been issues relating to components shortage due to the recent floods in Thailand which has impacted local production," revealed Rattan. "This matter is being sorted out before we launch the new version."

Besides the commuter segment bikes, the company is lining up latest versions of imported models, such as the CB1000R and the CBR Fireblade for launch.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mahindra & Mahindra Launches Stylish New Xylo in India at Attractive Price & Features

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), India's leading SUV manufacturer, today unveiled the STYLISH NEW XYLO at its Kandivali, Mumbai plant. The new avatar of Mahindra’s hugely successful Xylo sports 50 new changes & features including five variants powered by three distinct engine options including powerful 120 BHP m Hawk engine. The All New Xylo also boasts of a pioneering Voice Command Technology for Vehicle commands, enabling customers to control over thirty feature - actions in their new Xylo merely by talking to it, all of which will make for a hugely convenient & fun customer experience.

Speaking at the launch of the All New Xylo, Mr. Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said, “The stylish new Xylo further enhances value to customer by being more stylish, premium, tech packed and comfortable. I am sure that the Stylish New Xylo will heighten its appeal not only amongst its core customers but also amongst the people looking at options amongst sedans, MPVs and SUVs alike. In fact, the best in class features combined with the attractive price of the new Xylo will make it a truly irresistible value proposition."

Stylish New Xylo Variants & Price:
The stylish new Xylo, available in 5 variants – D2, D4, E4, E8 and E9 will start at an attractive price of Rs 7.37 lacs (D2, BS4 ex-showroom Delhi).

STYLISH NEW XYLO Colours Available:
Diamond White
Fiery Black
Toreador Red
Java Brown
Mist Silver
Rocky Beige

Stylish looks
Premium interiors
Advanced technology & features
Powerful m Hawk engine (120 BHP – 88 KW, 14.02 KMPL) with an all new transmission 5 MT- 320
Proven mEagle engine (112 BHP – 83.2 KW, 13 KMPL) meant for personal segment customers
Highly fuel efficient mDI CRDe engine (95 BHP – 68.7 KW, 14.95 KMPL) meant for commercial segment customers

Stylish New Xylo Advanced Technology & Comfort Features:
Voice command technology (VCT)
Blue drive system
Cruise control
Audio controls on steering wheel
Surround cool dual AC
Dual SRS Airbags
ABS with EBD
Extra stability technology (EST)
Intellipark reverse assist
2 Din audio system
Digital drive assist system
Individual AC vents & lights for all 3 rows
Flat bed seats
Foldable snack trays
Luxurious space & comfort
New front facia with redesigned headlamps, grill, bumper, airdams & bonnet with integrated Mahindra logo
Pronounced wheel arches, New footstep with redesigned mudflaps
Roof rails with rear spoiler

Premium & Comfortable Interiors:
Genuine Italian leather interiors
Stylish new center console
Glossy wood finish
Exciting new 2 tone dashboard
Sleek DDAS
New inner door handles
Convenient storage places

Stylish New Xylo Safety Features:
ABS with EBD
Reverse Assist

Style & Design:
New front grille
Sleek chrome accent
Stylish new headlamps
New front bumper with airdams
New bonnet with integrated Mahindra Logo
Sporty roof rails & spoiler
Pronounced wheel arches
Sophisticated body and roof decals
Blacked pillars
Chrome tipped body side molding
New footstep with mudflaps for easy entry and exit

Monday, February 6, 2012

Maruti Suzuki Launched New Swift Dzire in India at Attractive Price & Features

Maruti Suzuki unveiled new compact, powerful, highly fuel efficient Swift Dzire in India. This is a next generation sedan car in India. The new Swift Dzire is wide, tall and it has large wheel base still it is more compact than existing Swift Dzire. It has good interior and exterior as well. The New sedan will be the best with its fuel efficiency.

At the launch, Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said, "This second new model in our portfolio within six months, demonstrates our faith and confidence in the Indian market. It is also an indicator of our ability to offer new models regularly in shorter time spans. Our engineers have brought in interesting modifications including an Automatic Transmission in the new Swift DZire to meet the aspirations of a young city family".

New Swift Dzire
New Swift DZire Colours Available:
Pacific Blue (new)
Glistening Grey (new)
Bright Red
Arctic White
Clear Beige
Silky Silver
Midnight Black

New Swift DZire Prices (Rs. ex showroom Delhi)







4.79 lakh

5.32 lakh

6.54 lakh

6.19 lakh






5.80 lakh

6.31 lakh

7.09 lakh

New Swift Dzire
Features & Specifications:

Second new model in less than six months
Shares the new Swift platform
While optimizing the length, the compact sedan is wider, taller, has a larger wheel base
Over 150 changes introduced
Invested over Rs.230 crores for new Swift DZire
Complete makeover of interiors- plusher & upmarket
Added an Automatic Transmission variant
Top speed of 160 km per hour
On Board Diagnostic-2 compliant
Improved acceleration, Power and
TorquePetrol : powered by New K-12 M VVT engine
Diesel : D13A Intercooler turbocharger DDiS engine
Certified Fuel Efficiency: Petrol: 19.1 kmpl (up by 6.7%), Diesel: 23.4 kmpl (up by 7.8%)
Best-in-class acceleration: Petrol: 0 to 100 kmph in 12.6 sec, Diesel: 0 to 100 kmph in 14.8 sec

Plush and upmarket cabin
Multi-layered dash board with a waterfall console.
Contemporary steering wheel design
Premium beige and black coloured theme.
Smart wooden, silver & chrome inserts.
Larger body hugging front seats
Scooped front seatback giving 20 mm more space and comfort to the rear passenger.
Foldable assist grip with damper
Handy cubby holes on door trims & front seat back pocket
Tilt steering in all trims
Steering mounted Audio Control
Multi Information display in all variants
High grade seat fabric & superior design
New high end Double Din stereo (Z trim)
New Mid variant stereo system (V trim)
VFD Display with White characters
Digital Tuner with DSP unit
6 speakers (tweeters) on Z trim
Enhanced Sound quality
Aux in/USB with iPod connectivity
Auto speed based volume control ¿ 3 levels
Six preset Equalizer feature
Integrated stereo design
Automatic climate control design

In built safety features
Monocoque body with a stronger frame made of high tensile steel tougher & lighter
Increased tensional rigidity in body
Collapsible steering column & crumple zones
Side impact beams on door and adjustable individual head restraints.
Improved Braking with reduced
Braking effort
Font dual SRS airbags in top end variants
New generation ABS ¿Lightest and Smallest in its category
Active safety features include ELR seat belts, Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Engine Drag Control system.
Vehicle gets unlocked in case of an accident
Auto unlock when key is removed ¿ now in V trim
Car locator feature
Better vehicle departure angle

Comfort & Convenience features
LCD info display
7 level of illumination control
Trip meter, Temp display, Time display
Instantaneous mileage display
Better contrast display of warning lamps
Average mileage display
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Lane change indicator
Keyless entry from mid trims
Accessory Socket in all trims
Light off buzzer in all trims
Seat reminder in all trims
Light off reminder in all trims
Key off reminder in all trims
Rear seat arm rest
Foot Rest (dead pedal) in AT variant
Convenience Hook in luggage area