Bangkok International Motor Show 2011

BANGKOK – One of the most prestigious and international exhibitions, 32th Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS) 2011 with the theme “Discovery – a New Innovation” has been opened to journalists and VIPs, 23-24 March. Mat for general visitors runs from tomorrow, Friday (25/03/2011) to 5 April in a new location, Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi Province.
Senior Executive Vice President of the Grand Prix Group Komolmit Chaturon said that the implementation of this year moved from Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center to the new location because of its capacity is not enough anymore.
In addition to the principal Japanese automakers, like Toyota, Mazda, Honda and Nissan, from Europe and America which include Ford featuring its flagship products.

Zotye Electric SUV is launching in U.S. by end of 2011

The Zotye electric SUV, manufactured by China-based Zotye Holding Group, is touted as having a range of up to 250 150 miles, can supposedly hit highway-capable speeds and is backed by a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and – get ready for this – its lithium-ion battery pack is warranted for 185,000 miles.

Zotye says that the electric SUV will sticker for a mere $29,995 when it hits U.S. turf. When is that? Well, it's before the end of 2011, according to Green Automotive Company (GAC), the sole U.S. distributor of Zotye vehicles. GAC has enlisted Roush Industries to begin the process of testing and confirming that the Zotye meets or exceeds all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. According to GAC, engineers from Roush have, "finished four days of initial inspections, performing an engineering review of the All-Electric SUV."

Fred Luke, president of GAC, says that the company intends to "stay on track toward meeting our goal of launching retail sales of the All-Electric SUV in the U.S. through a network of selected dealerships by the end of this year." For a vehicle that was supposed to launch back in 2008, we'll believe this when we see it

Volkswagen New Vento 2011 launched: Pictures, Price, Review and Mileage


Volkswagen has released its special edition sedan Volkswagen Vento IPL edition 2011 ahead of the IPL in India. The Vento IPL Edition will be the first such model to be introduced in the Indian market and would pave the path for higher volume for the already popular model. The Vento IPL Edition is loaded with a state-of-the-art colour touchscreen multimedia player that includes a navigation system among other things, plush leatherette seats and a host of specially branded accessories. All for a competitive price of Rs. 7.24 lakhs ex showroom New Delhi.
Both variants are powered with 1.6 liter engine that are paired with a 5-speed manual transmission system. The new Vento is furnished with latest safety features including central locking, Antilock breaking system, front airbags, collapsible steering and anti-theft alarm. Its body colored bumpers, front/back, fog lamps and electrically-adjustable side mirrors are leading qualities to capture any zealous person. As for as luxury features concerned to the car is equipped with height adjustable driver seat, radio with CD/MP3 player and 4 high quality speakers. Volkswagen Vento is available in executive class colors with latest German technology
Specifications of Volkswagen Vento
Engine type :
1.6L I-4 (In Both 1.6 Diesel Highline and 1.6 Diesel Trendline Model).
Fuel System :
CRDi (In Both 1.6 Diesel Highline and 1.6 Diesel Trendline Model).
Transmission :
5-speed Manual (In Both 1.6 Diesel Highline and 1.6 Diesel Trendline Model).
Interior Specs :
Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat (In 1.6 Diesel Highline)
Fuel Tank Capacity :
55 Litres (In Both 1.6 Diesel Highline and 1.6 Diesel Trendline Model)
Exterior :
Body Colored Bumpers, Alloy Wheels, Front and Rear Fog Lamps (In 1.6 Diesel Highline), Body Colored Bumpers, Wheel Covers (1.6 Diesel Trendline)
Safety :
Central Door Locking, ABS, Child Safety Door Locks, Anti-theft Alarm, Airbags, Front/Rear Seatbelts, (In 1.6 Diesel Highline Model), Central Door Locking, Child Safety Door Locks, Front/Rear Seatbelts (1.6 Diesel Trendline Model)
Fuel Economy :
Vento Diesel covers 15.8 Km per litre in city and 20.5 Km per litre on highway. Whereas Volkswagen Vento Petrol covers 11.2 Km/L in city and 15.8 Km/L on highway.

New Tata Safari Diesel 2011 with Price, Diesel Mileage and Colors

Fact Sheet of Tata Safari


Safari Facelift
Fuel Types

Price Range

7 to 11 Lakhs

2.2 L,140PS Power,320NM torque; 2WD and

 Tata Safari is medium priced SUV which is best suited for those persons who cannot afford expensive SUV. With its speaious and comfortable interior and good looking exterior Tata Safari provides excellent highway driving experience. It comes in 10 different variants but only diesel powered engine is available in it. Powerful 2179 (cc), 2.2L DOHC VTT I-4 engine and 5-speed manual transmission system guarantees reliability and performance. Mileage of Tata Safari is good with its 16 inch improved wheels. Overall Tata Safari 2011 is one of the most famous indigenous SUV in Indian auto market. Tata New Safari 2011 is has many other stunning features as well like power steering and 2 or 4 wheel drive choice. Despite of its simpler design, Tata New Safari 2011 is the darling of Indian people.
Tata Safari Facelift
Tata Safari Facelift is a new generation avatar of Tata’s iconic sports utility vehicle Safari. The new Safari facelift is based on company’s latest X2 platform which has already been used for Tata’s recently launched crossover – Aria – in the country. Being based on all new ‘X2 platform’, the Safari facelift will be having a number of structural advantages including a more refined engine and a strong hydro-formed chassis sections.
It is expected that the upcoming Safari will be carrying considerably better ride and handling characteristics as compared to the same of its predecessor. The new Safari will come powered by a 2.2L DiCOR engine along with a unique dual-mass flywheel.
Moreover, the new facelifted version of Safari will be carrying an optional four-wheel drive (4wd) that further enhances its prowess on off-road journeys. It has been widely speculated that new Safari may borrow some of its styling cues from Land Rover SUVs.
Same as in crossover Tata Aria, the all new Safari will be hosting spare tyre underneath the vehicle, unlike its predecessor that carries the spare tyre hinged to the rear tail-gate. Tata Safari Facelift is expected to be rolled-out in the Indian market by second half of next year in the price bracket of Rs 7 to Rs 11 lakh.

Engine & Specification of Tata Safari

The new Tata Safari is expected to come blessed with the same 2.2L DiCOR engine available in Aria crossover  that will be capable of delivering a peak power of 140PS at 4000rpm along with 320Nm of peak torque at 1700-2700 rpm.
The powerful engine of new Safari would come mated with VTT Technology that reduces the fuel consumption, considerably. It will carry upgraded G76-Mark II gearbox. The model will be available in both two and four wheel drive options. All variant of this new Tata Safari will be BS-IV compatible which means the emission level of the vehicle will be substantially low.
Performance of new Tata Safari
The new generation Tata Safari facelift will come blessed with more refined engine and a number of performance enhancing features. It will carry a 4x4 mode which will further enhance its prowess on the off-road journeys. Moreover, as the new Safari has been developed on the new generation X2 platform of Tata Motors, the riding and handling characteristics of the car are expected to be better than its existing model.
Exterior, Interior & Safety of new Tata Safari
As this will be a facelifted version of Tata Safari, the front and rear portions of the SUV are expected to carry a lot of upgrades. However, the side body of the vehicle would be the same old Safari styled.
It is speculated that the new facelifted Safari will borrow some of its designing and styling cues from Tata owned Land Rover’s SUVs. Inside, the vehicle is expected to follow the same Aria’s interior theme. The interiors of new Safari are expected to be better built and more functional as against the existing Safari model. The new Safari is expected to come blessed  with all new generation electronic safety features including antilock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), multiple airbags and ESP.
Prices Details:
RS  7,57,341 INR.
DICOR 2.2 LX 4×2 BS IV Price:
RS  7,67,431 INR.
DICOR 2.2 EX 4×2 Price:
RS  8,66,341 INR.
DICOR 2.2 EX 4×4 Price:
RS  9,55,190 INR.
DICOR 2.2 EX 4×4 BS IV Price:
RS  9,65,280 INR.
DICOR 2.2 GX 4×2 Price:
RS  9,85,231 INR.
DICOR 2.2 GX 4×2 BS IV Price:
RS  9,95,320 INR.
DICOR 2.2 GX 4×4 Price:
RS  10,79,081 INR.
DICOR 2.2 VX 4×2 Price:
RS  10,89,056 INR.
DICOR 2.2 GX 4×4 BS IV Price:
RS  10,89,171 INR.
DICOR 2.2 VX 4×2 BS IV Price:
RS  11,09,252 INR.
DICOR 2.2 VX 4×4 Price:
RS  11,82,180 INR.
DICOR 2.2 VX 4×4 BS IV Price:
RS  12,02,376 INR

Honda launched Brio Minicar in Thailand 2011

Late last week, Honda unveiled the production version of its Brio minicar in Thailand. Slated to hit the market in India and Thailand later this year, Honda says that the Brio will "raise the bar and and set a new standard for eco-cars in terms of design, packaging, cabin comfort and fuel-efficiency."
With a base MSRP of 399,900 baht ($14,173 U.S. at the current exchange rate) in Thailand, the Brio will square off against stiff competition from the likes of Suzuki, Hyundai and Kia. Still, Honda expects sales to hit 40,000 units annually.
The Brio comes packing Honda's Euro 4-compliant 1.2-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC engine with 90 horsepower on tap. The rev-happy mill can be paired with either a five-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Honda expects the Brio to return approximately 47 miles per gallon (U.S.).
The Brio is Honda's lower-cost alternative to vehicles likes the Mazda2 and Ford Fiesta, but unlike those subcompacts that are sold in the U.S., the Brio probably won't be.

Tata launched New Tata Pixel in Europe 2011

Tata Motors today presented at the 81st Geneva Motor Show the Tata Pixel, a new city car concept for Europe. Based on the Tata Nano, the Tata Pixel – at just over three metres in length – is the most package efficient four-seater in the world, comfortably accommodating four adults, unlike a typical city car which is either a two-seater or can accommodate two adults and two children only.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Carl-Peter Forster, Managing Director and Group CEO of Tata Motors, said, “Tata Motors holds true to its belief that there is an opportunity in Europe for a city car, which is optimal in space, manoeuvrability and environment-friendliness. The Tata Pixel is a reflection of Tata Motors’ idea of what such a car should be.”
The Tata Pixel’s ability to manoeuvre and park in the tightest of spaces is made possible by its Zero Turn toroidal traction-drive Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT), which assists rotation of the outer rear wheel forwards and the inner rear wheel backwards, while the front wheels turn at acute angles. The result is a turning circle radius of just 2.6 metres. The 'scissor' doors rotate upwards from the front to allow passengers to effortlessly enter or exit the Tata Pixel, even in the tightest of spaces.
A forward sweeping roofline, with minimal front and rear overhangs, accentuates the youthful styling. The Tata Pixel is also designed to provide a high level of connectivity. Key functions are controlled by the driver’s smart phone, running ‘My Tata Connect’ -- the first integrated human-machine interface (HMI) concept from Tata Motors.
A 1.2 litre three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, positioned at the rear of the Tata Pixel, gives lively performance. The engine is a low-friction design, featuring variable coolant and oil pump and rapid warm-up technologies. With optimised aerodynamic drag, low rolling-resistance tyres, stop-start technology, and intelligent battery charging, the Tata Pixel returns European combined cycle (NEDC) fuel economy of 3.4 l/100km and CO2 emissions of just 89g/km.
Taking its pursuit of electric vehicles forward, Tata Motors is also displaying the Tata Indica Vista Electric Vehicle at the Motor Show’s Green Pavillion. The Tata Indica Vista EV will be made available to fleet customers this summer in the UK. The four-seater family car has a predicted range of up to 160 km.
The Tata Indica Vista EV bagged two trophies for its performance at the Royal Automobile Club’s Brighton-to-London Future Car Challenge. A special version, the Tata Indica Vista EVX, participated in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize contest, one of the world’s most prestigious events for environment-friendly vehicles.
The Company’s displays also include the Tata Aria, the first Indian four-wheel drive crossover, which was launched in India recently to rave reviews, the Tata Indigo Manza, among India’s best selling sedans scheduled for launch this year in select countries, and the Tata Indica Vista, a top selling hatch already launched in select geographies. In Europe, the Indica Vista has already been introduced in Poland and Italy, and is planned for launch in Spain. The Tata Aria too will be launched, further enhancing the Company’s portfolio in these markets.