Autocar Performance Show 2011

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4 days of automobile action kicks off in Mumbai today. Autocar Performance Show- 11 (APS 11) is being held at the MMRDA grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex. Started as a concept in 2005, The growth of APS is ocular through the 6 years of its existence. And now in its 7th year, the show is a popular one for local automobile enthusiast and also spread beyond the city. Some of the big names this year include- Aston Martin, WTCC Chevrolet, Lotus Renault F1, Rolls Royce, Ferrari, BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes SLS AMG. The other auto majors include Skoda, Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hyundai & Premier Ltd.

With changing times, we hope to see many such events coming up and gain popularity not only in local but International markets as well. Kudos Autocar India.

Mayur Agarwal

PS: Back with a bang! ūüôā

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Volkswagen Polo Prices Unveiled

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Volkswagen has finally broken the ice by announcing the price for its all new Polo. The car has been hovering all over the internet, but now finally the big question about the price has been unveiled, and its here exclusively on our blog. How well is it prices…oh well, lets find out!

1.2 Petrol Trendline- Rs. 4,34,000
1.2 Petrol Comfortline- Rs. 4,83,000
1.2 Petrol Highline-
Rs. 5,70,000

1.2 Diesel Trendline- Rs. 4,99,000
1.2 Diesel Comfortline-
Rs. 5,49,000
1.2 Diesel Highline- Rs. 6,39,000

1.6 Petrol Highline- Rs. 6,04,000

(All Prices are ex-showroom Delhi)

More info will be put on as it comes. Please do write in to us for any of your queries.

Mayur Agarwal

Volkswagen’s candy for India…the all new POLO


the sketch

the sketch

What happens when an automobile giant puts in loads of money into a car production factory?

It definitely gives birth to to a brand new car. And with a capacity of producing 1.1 lac cars annually, Volkswagen is definitely aiming big with its all new generation of POLO, the car thats going to rock the Indian Market from the first quarter of 2010. The launch date being February 23, 2010. Continue reading

Old yet Gold..Toyota Fortuner 3.0 D-4D

With General Motors filing for Chapter 11 for bankruptcy, Toyota has managed to become the World’s largest automaker, and now it comes up with its fortune cookie in India, the Fortuner. Assembled at the Bidadi, Karnataka plant of¬†Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Fortuner is an SUV with a gigantic & muscular looks to keep us impressed.

Whats not so happening with this car is that India gets a piece of it only after its launch in the International Market for more that 4 years. And thats quiet some time to keep me disappointed with the company’s policy towards Indian customers, and at the same time created a¬†weird feeling of being ignored by the manufacturer. Alright now, I am not challenging the fact that Toyota is the world’s biggest and probably the finest automaker at present, its just that why there was such a delay for a car like Fortuner in India, which had a sure¬†recipe of being successful in the Indian market even back then.

Getting back on the car, the Fortuner comes with a  3.0 liter D-4D, 4- cylinder, intercooler turbo charged common-rail diesel engine. The engine produces a maximum power output of 171PS and max. Torque of 343 Newton Meter(Nm)

Other cars in this segment includes Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8 SFX, Ford Endeavour Thunder+, and Nissan X-Trail SLX (AT).

Mitsubishi Pajero has lost its glory days due to its ageing body, both internal and external. Ford Endeavour with its massive and gigantic size does not manage to get better than most of its competitors . Its quality is better than the Pajero but slightly lesser than the Fortuner. Both the Pajero and Endeavour have  3rd row seats, which is strictly only for the kids. Pajero particularly has a 3rd row seat which seems to top the category of the level of compromising. Continue reading

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