Renault Launch Koleos this October 2011 in India


According to French car maker Renault officially announcement that they are going to launch its second car, Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Koleos, in the Indian market in October. The Koleos model is expected to be launched in the price segment of Rs 20 lakh where it will be competing with the likes of Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Captiva and Toyota Fortuner. The Koleos SUV is expected to hit the Indian roads in this Diwali season.

Renault India is all set to launch a SUV in the country but when it does come to showrooms near you, it will come with an all new visual package. The first images of the face-lifted version of the Renault Koleos are out ahead of its official unveiling which was earlier planned for the Frankfurt auto show later this year. A couple of days back the first images of the SUV had leaked on to the internet and now we can bring the full high definition images of the SUV that Renault has planned for India.

The company is now looking forward to become a leading car brand in the country within next 3 to 5 years. The company has planned to roll-out as many as five new car models in the Indian market by year 2012. It plans to sell over 1,00,000 units of its cars in the Indian market over the period of next three years.

Speaking to the reporters recently, Marc Nassif, managing director of Renault India said, “We believe it is a fresh start for us and courtesy Logan, we are fully prepared and know this market a lot better. Logan did not deliver in terms of sales figures and profitability and that is obvious, but the learning curve has been steep and the results of it would be visible in Fluence and all our future products.”

Renault Koleos Diesel coming to Australia in 2011 late-Q4


As Renault officially announced to launch new Renault Koleos Diesel in Australia late in the fourth quarter of this year.
Three different engines will be available around the world depending on the market: two tunes of the 2.0-litre diesel engine with either 110kW or 130kW, and the 2.5-litre petrol engine with 126kW. Renault is yet to reveal the full performance details of the updated model, although it is expected the engines’ power and torque figures will remain unchanged.
In Australia, the Koleos is currently offered with a 126kW/226Nm petrol engine teamed with a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission, as well as a 110kW/320Nm diesel with a six-speed automatic.
Renault says extensive work on the diesel engines, transmissions and the vehicle overall have lead to improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions. The 110kW version now emits 148g/km of CO2, while the 130kW tune has also been reduced to 166g/km.
As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, we can approximate that the new 110kW diesel will use around 5.6 litres/100km under European standards, although we are waiting for official confirmation of this from Renault. The current Australian-spec Koleos diesel uses 8.3 litres/100km on the combined cycle and emits 221g/km CO2.
The Koleos will continue to be available in front- and all-wheel drive modes. Five-star safety is standard with six airbags and ESC.
As detailed yesterday, the key styling changes have been applied to the headlights and grille. A new paint colour, Cayenne Orange, will also be available
Renault Koleos features:
·         Renault Koleos having Crossover body type.
·         Renault Koleos Diesel engine having a maximum power of 168 bhp @ 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 226 Nm @ 4400 rpm is present in Renault Koleos that has 2500 CC.
·         4520 mm length, 1855 mm width, 1695 mm height are the dimensions of Renault Koleos.
Accommodation of 5 people is possible with Renault Koleos has power steering and 6 manual gears.
·         Kerb weight of Renault Koleos is 1622 kgs while fuel tank capacity is 65 liters.
·         Though Renault Koleos doesn’t have Headlamp Washer, Xenon Headlamps, ORVM Indicator,it has Trip Meter, Tachometer and Body Color Bumpers.

2013 Future car Audi Q5 S / SQ5 Spy Photos



More power for the Audi Q5? It makes sense. BMW's X3 makes up to 300 hp, and the Infiniti EX35 is just behind with 297 hp. By contrast, the top-spec Audi Q5 3.2 FSI makes 270 hp, and its V-6 isn’t really among those powerplants we’d call flexible and sporty. If Audi wants to be regarded as the "sportiest premium brand"—a goal we've often heard mentioned in Ingolstadt—installing its more charismatic and powerful engines into a wider range of products is essential.

It's no surprise then that Audi isn't leaving the Q5 alone, and our spy photographers have snapped what appears to be a test mule for an upcoming high-performance version that might be called Q5 S or SQ5. Power will come from the company's 3.0-liter "T" engine, a V-6 force-fed by an Eaton TVS Roots-type supercharger nestled between the cylinder banks. This engine is found across the Audi lineup—including in the latest A6—and it also is used as the internal-combustion portion of a hybrid system installed under the hoods of the VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne and Panamera.

It seems that the supercharger has a bright future at Audi after all. Two years ago, we were told the 3.0T would be Audi's only supercharged engine, and that its successor would be turbocharged. But now the signals are mixed and it seems that Audi might keep the Roots blower after all. That's good news for enthusiasts, as the supercharger delivers low-end response that even the smallest turbo can't match. Audi has gone to great lengths to eliminate the blower’s characteristic whine, so those who like to drive in peace and quiet won't have reason to object either.

The SQ5’s version of this engine is likely to put out at least 330 hp and be coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The exterior will be distinguished by add-ons similar to those in the S line package—which the test mule pictured here doesn't have. There also will be larger brakes and the characteristic S-model four-tip exhaust. And there's another possibility: The SQ5 might be offered with a 310-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 diesel as an alternative to the gasoline-powered SQ5. This model's engine would be shared with upcoming diesel versions of the Audi S6 and S7.

The sharp handling of the regular Q5—the 3.2 FSI model placed first in a comparison test—would seem to bode well for the SQ5’s dynamics. Unless BMW brings an M version of the X3 to market, the Audi SQ5 would be another nice step in achieving Audi’s “sportiest brand” aspirations.

Chevrolet Beat Diesel testing in India



Chevrolet has announced to launch Dieselversion of Beat. Price is not declared yet. Chevrolet has already started production of Beat Diesel in its Talegaon kohinoor plant which has capacity of manufacturing 1.6 lakh cars per year. Chevrolet Beat diesel, the much awaited small car in the Indian market, was recently caught testing on the Indian roads. Borrowing all of its design and style characteristics from the petrol version of the car, the Beat diesel will be hosting a completely different heart under the hood. Though the company is yet to reveal the pricing details of the car, it is widely speculated that the price of Beat diesel will beapproximately Rs 50,000 higher than its petrol counterpart. The major competitors of the Beat in the Indian market include Ford Figo, Nissan Micra, Maruti Swift and Ritz, and Volkswagen Polo.
The Chevrolet Beat Diesel will come powered by a 1.0L turbo charged diesel engine which will be delivering a peak power of 58.46 PS at 4000 rpm. The total weight of the car is claimed to be 1027 kgs. Moreover, the car will be having wider tyres, offering more stability to the car.

The diesel Chevrolet Beat model is scheduled to be launched in the month of June this year. The Beat diesel is expected to be a big hit in the Indian market as there has been a considerable decrease in the price gap between petrol and diesel fuels in the country and more and more mass segment buyers are opting for diesel run cars.