Saturday, 11 May 2013

EcoSport Specs...Price Missing :)

We all are waiting for the prices...but everything else in this spec sheet...Hope you can read it properly.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Before I drive the Chevrolet Enjoy ....

Chevrolet Enjoy : Rs 5.49 to &.99 (Ex Showroom Delhi )

General Motors launched the Chevrolet Enjoy multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).
With Flexi-Smart Seven or Eight occupant seating variants, 
SMARTECH diesel and petrol engines options 

length : 4,305 mm, 
width of 1,680 mm, 
height of 1,750 mm 
wheelbase 2,720 mm, 

SMARTECH Powertrains
The Enjoy is available with GM India’s new-generation SMARTECH petrol and diesel engines, 
The 1.3-litre diesel engine, delivers maximum power of 77.5 PS @ 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 188 Nm @ 1,750 rpm. 
The four-cylinder 1.4-litre petrol engine has maximum power of 104 PS @ 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 131 Nm @ 4,400 rpm. 
The customers will have the option of selecting variants with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Dual Front Air Bags, Rear Park Assist, Rear Window Defogger, Rear Wash and Wipe System, Rear Door Child Locks, Central Door Locking, Speed-Sensitive Auto Door Locks, and a Remote Key Locking & Un-locking System with an Electronic Anti-theft System along with the car identification function. 

The Enjoy comes with a three-year/100,000-km (whichever comes first) standard warranty. In addition, the industry unique 3 Year Chevrolet Promise on Enjoy will assure low cost of maintenance for three years or 45,000 km (whichever comes first). The Chevrolet Enjoy will be offered in three variants with two seating options – eight seater and seven seater.
Introductory Ex-Showroom Delhi Prices (In Rs. Lakhs)
Enjoy 1.4 Petrol
Enjoy 1.3 Diesel
Enjoy LTZ (7 Seater)
Enjoy LTZ (7 Seater)
Enjoy LT (7 Seater)
Enjoy LT (7 Seater)
Enjoy LS (7 Seater)
Enjoy LS (7 Seater)
Enjoy LS (8 Seater)
Enjoy LS (8 Seater)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Who is going to overtake?

Looking at those LED screens in broad daylight and reading sales figures out of it, not an easy job...listening to these figures when you know you have R8 waiting for you, to be driven o the BIC F1 track, was even harder...but...I could easily understand the tone of Michael Perschke there...Head of Audi India was talking in such tone which reminded me of BMW, few years back...when they had a point to prove...against Mercedes. His josh was clearly telling us that the company is ready for day was set anyway...first I was going to drive the new R8 V10 plus on track and then change into Jhentalman’s clothes and anchor news till late night...
This duniya of racetracks is very interesting I feel... everyone comes to the tracks with his own idea, agenda, expectations and frustrations...huge spectrum from spiritual to cocky. Small little personal test the car or bike, test yourself...where everything is pushed to the limits...understand what top speed is all about...understand how the car turns, on those sudden corners giving you minor heart attack . but haan this is romantic view of the racetrack...practical view is what we got...all those R8s running in one line ...and apan desi journos line mein...

No doubt this car was fast and powerful..after all it was the new Audi R 8. With 2 door- 2 seater, made especially for speed. They have just launched it...and the exciting car made a little more exciting, with V-10 Plus. Top speed 317 kmph. Price crossing 2 crores...
all these figures are not that exciting if you are driving in line, following the instructor, concentrating on the track -other journos misadventures and not the car...still in parts you do feel coming back to apan ka Indian track..i felt it had something extra to offer...for one was honking behind you J no one came from opposite direction and yes no specially packaged potholes...and yes that day overtaking wasn't allowed anyway 
before saying bye...would  go back to the beginning...Audi’s aggressive strategy has has overtaken BMW...its No 1 Luxury car maker in India now... / krantindtv

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Let's Communicate. Let's Ride.

Writing on Automobiles in Hindi is a challenge....I have faced it from last 12-13 years. Hindi Gyaani-Scholars are not working hard enough on giving us new words, exact translations, esp technical..that makes writing on Motoring in English simple.
From last many years I have been getting suggestions and requests from Raftaar viewers to start blogging in English also...but was too busy or too cowbelt-ish Englisss grammar conscious Hindi journo :P then I thought what the hell...if you want to read correct grammer you can buy wren and martin (I also had one in Class 7th, thats it ) or listen to our esteemed English journos who are anyway competing with Shashi Tharoor everyday on air and in print :-P

So forget all of that...just COMMUNICATE....share our love for Cars n Motorcycles and just RIDE....

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