Coming Mahindra Thar, 4x4 off-roader in India 2011 Tata going to launch new Chevrolet Spark 800 in 2011 Source by Amicars

The much awaited 4×4 off-roader, Mahindra Thar is being launched in India and is targeted at the offroading enthusiasts, retro look seekers & people wanting to make a unique style statement. This new Mahindra Thar, a typical SUV in the C segment, is a true blue, stylish off roader, which is an evolved version of the Mahindra CJ340, the MM 540, the Classic and the Legend. Simply, this new Mahindra Thar is now all set to chart a new terrain in the Indian automobile industry.

Mahindra Thar is available with two engine options: CRDe and Di. The Thar CRDe is powered by a 2.5 litre diesel engine which develops maximum power of 105 Bhp at 3800 rpm and maximum torque of 247 Nm at 1800 rpm. Thar Di is also powered by a 2.5 litre diesel engine which develops maximum power of 63 Bhp at 3200 rpm and maximum torque of 180 Nm at 1440 rpm. This new Mahindra Thar uses new generation independent torsion-bar front suspension system in Thar.

Mahindra Thar has an approach angle of 46 degree and a departure angle of 30 degree with 200mm (7 inches) ground clearance, so it clearly means business when it comes to off-roading. Also it comes with an auto-locking hub lock system which means four-wheel drive excursions needn’t require anyone to get out of the car to manually lock the front hubs. The power is supplied through 16 inch tires with leaf springs at the rear.

21st December, 2010 - Mahindra and Mahindra just revealed the price of the much awaited off roader, Mahindra Thar. The BS IV complaint variant with the CRDe engine with 4WD will be available for a price tag of INR 5.99 lakh rupees (ex-showroom Delhi) whereas the BS III complaint 2WD version with the DI engine will be yours for a price of INR 4.47 lac (ex showroom-Jaipur). This masterpiece will be offered in four colors, Fiery Black, Toreador Red, Mist Silver and Rocky

Price of Mahindra Thar
·         Mahindra Thar Di 4X2 BS3 - Rs. 4.47 lakhs
·         Mahindra Thar Di 4X4 BS3 - Rs. 4.97 lakhs
·         Mahindra Thar CRDe 4X4 BS4 - Rs. 5.99 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki launching Maruti Suzuki SX4 Diesel in 2011

Maruti Suzuki SX4 Diesel Coming in Mid 2011

Maruti Suzuki SX4 Diesel
Expected in Mid 2011
Estimated price: Rs 9 lakh

Maruti Suzuki’s men were back in the form of the SX4 with a 1.6l engine powering the car with 101 horses. The SX4 design is suitable for Indian roads with its high ground clearance and 15-16 inch tyres. After the huge success of the diesel variants of the Swift and Dzire over their respective petrol versions, the company plans to roll out the SX4 diesel with the DDiS engine.

Suzuki SX4 was developed by Suzuki, however it is sold by Suzuki as well as Fiat (badged as Fiat Sedici). The SX4 is sold as a crossover in some of the European and North American car markets. The SX4 is sold in North American markets with AWD as a standard feature, whereas in the European it is optional. Also, the SX4 is offered with a 2.0-litre petrol engine in the North American markets.


The SX4 was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro's Italdesign studio. The Suzuki SX4 was initially introduced as a five-door hatchback which was marketed as a crossover. The sedan was unveiled at the 2007 New York Auto Show and was later on launched in Japan, India and a few East european countries. The "SX 4" term was used by American Motors (AMC) for a sporty liftback model.


After using the Fiat 1.3l multijet engine for its Swift and Swift Dzire, Maruti will continue to use the DDiS engines. In the European market, the SX4 is sold with 1.9-litre and 2.0-litre DDis engine options. We expect, Maruti to launch the SX4 diesel with a 1.6-litre DDis, and this should be Maruti's reply to the VW Vento diesel, which produces 105-bhp from a 1.6-litre oilburner. 


The SX4 diesel is the twin of its petrol variant. There is no difference between the two except for their hearts.  

Competitors/Overall Evaulation:

The main rivals of the SX4 will be its own petrol sibling, the Honda City, Fiat Linea, Ford Fiesta Hyundai Verna and the recently launched Volkswagen Vento. The SX4 has a huge plus with the Maruti brand having the largest after sales and service network and good ownership experience.

Specs (Speculated)
Engine: 1.6-litre (Diesel)
Power: 115bhp
Torque: 203Nm
Length (mm): 4490
Width (mm): 1735
Height (mm): 1570
Wheel Base (mm): 2500
Ground Clearance (mm): 190
Front Track (mm): 1500
Rear Track (mm): 1495
Boot space (litres): 505

Honda going to launch new Honda Accord in 2011

Honda India will launch a minor facelifted Accord in next month. The 2011 Honda Accord’s exterior now features a new style for the front grille, front bumper and rear deck lid, along with a new wheel design. The climate control buttons are now positioned on the right side of the instrument cluster, closer to the driver and less frequently used buttons are shifted to the left side (a slight revamp of the center console). There will be no change in the engine specifications on the car and the same 2.4L and 3.5L petrol motors will continue to do duty on this Honda.

Erik Berkman, vice president of Corporate Planning and Logistics for American Honda Motor Co. said,”For 2011, the Honda Accord evolves again with sharpened styling inside and out, fuel economy gains and a broader application of popular features. The Honda Accord is designed to deliver a consistently rewarding ownership experience in the areas that matter most to sedan and coupe drivers.”

The EPA fuel economy of the vehicles has been drastically increased by 2 MPG in the city and 3 MPG ion the highway owing to the changes made to vehicle aerodynamics, engine friction and transmission gear ratios.

The new redesigned alloys give a better appearance and its radius will now fall between 16” – 17” inches. The car looks bolder now and makes its presence more renowned in the crowd and the credit solely goes to the upscale design with new 3 step front grille, front bumper and rear deck lid and features minor changes on the interior as well.

Tata going to launch New Model of Tata Safari 2011 Source by Amicars

Tata Motors is all geared up after the launch of its recent MPV Tata Aria and working on another popular MPV / SUV vehicle, the popular Tata Safari. This is an intelligent move to use the technologies used in developing the Tata Aria to develop the all new Safari 2011. The all new Safari 2011 will be based on the same X2 Platform and will use almost same technologies when it comes to engine and transmission.

Tata Aria has featured various safety and technology advancements over other existing MPVs in the Indian market which is sure to begin a new segment of MPVs. Now with Next Generation Safari, the New Model Safari 2011, the features like a really tough and safe chassis and base, ABS, EBD etc. are going to make it safer and peppier. The 2.2 Litre DICOR (CRDI Diesel Engine) will power it with a punch of 320 Nm Torque with Max Power around 140 BHP.