Thursday, February 14, 2013

Enjoy has Giant Hurdle: Chevrolet Enjoy Vs Toyota Innova

Chevrolet had grand opening this year with U-VA hatch and SAIL sedan and now the company will soon launch MPV Enjoy. Chevrolet Enjoy will be discreetly priced and have fine interiors and cool comfort features to stand against competition against its contemporary MPVs like Maruti Ertiga, Mahindra Quanto, Nissan Evalia and Toyota Innova. Chevrolet Enjoy Vs Toyota Innova is simply comparing a novice with a premium MPV.
As both the MPVs are 7-seater a choice is available for the consumer to make between two. Let’s see what new Enjoy MPV has to offer against Innova.

Chevrolet Enjoy Vs Toyota Innova

Smart looking Enjoy will soon be rolled out this year. Enjoy will be powered with 1.3L diesel multi-jet  and 1.4 litre petrol engine with VGIS technology obtained from Fiat, the same which powers Ertiga. The 1.4L can generate 94.6 bhp with the peak torque of 127 Nm. The Enjoy MPV will have to have 5-speed manual gear box. The vehicle Enjoy will have power steering and Alloy Wheel of 15’ has been incorporated. The tyres size 205/65 R15 which shows that Enjoy is going to make impactful ride. Chevrolet Enjoy will be tagged competitively with the starting range of Rs. 5.75 lakh.
Toyota Innova is a highly successful and most acclaimed MPV in India. Innova has everything to offer to its customer. The 2.5 Diesel Turbocharger DOHC engine can generate 102 PS @ 3600 RPM with maximum Torque of 200 NM @ 1400 RPM. Innova has maximum speed of 175 kmph.  Innova vehicle is mated with 5-speed manual gear box. The vehicle ahs 15’ alloy wheels and tyres it sports is of 205/65 R 15.

Toyota Innova has fantastic suspension and brakes. The interiors are cozily designed for utmost comfort and the best thing which Innova offers is in-class abundance space. Innova is very innovatively designed for passenger ease. It provides headroom and legroom in well proportion for all the seven occupants. It has array of features like power steering, All Power Windows, Rear AC vents, cup holders, reading lamp etc. The new Innova has audio control mounted on steering wheel, MID, Tachometer, Trip metre, Climate Control, Voice Commands, Dual Airbags for front passengers, ABS, Door Ajar Warming, Anti-lock Braking System etc. safety features added.

Toyota Innova comes under the price segment of Rs. 8.35 to Rs. 12.61 lakh (Ex-showroom price) and mileage it delivers around 13-14 kmpl on highways.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A New Sedan on Its Way: Honda Amaze Vs Toyota Etios

Toyota Etios has already marked its presence with the Qualis few years back and at present it’s enjoying joyride with its excellent SUV Innova. Etios launched in 2010 a sedan car in market has been doing quite well. Honda Amaze sedan will be launched very soon in first quarter.

Honda Amaze:

Honda Amaze sedan will be available in petrol and diesel variants. Honda Brio Sedan with petrol engine will be of 1.2 litre i-VTEC can churn out 88bhp and 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engines can produce 80bhp. Honda Amaze is equipped with fixed turbocharger for superb performance. Basically, Honda Brio Sedan is based on Brio; hence one can expect exteriors and interiors will be not much changed. In spite of all these it will have plenty of cabin leg room. The suspensions and its performance will be challenging for other cars available in entry level segment.
Honda Amaze Diesel will sure be a perfect compact sedan as its dimensions are not too large. The length and breadth comprises of 3990mm and 1680mm respectively with the height of 1485mm, ground clearance 150mm and wheel base measures 2405mm. The turning radius of Amaze will be 4.5mm. Brio Sedan has sporty alloy wheels and EPS, it can make 5 passengers seating quiet comfortable, and boot size is 250 litres, which is enough for a compact sedan. All new Honda Amaze Diesel is assumed to be between Rs. 6-9 lakh. Amaze car is expected to have superb performance, so far available in this entry level sedan cars and mileage it can delivers is speculated around  24-25 kmpl.

Toyota Etios:

Toyota Etios is a wonderful family sedan with great engine and riding comfort. Etios 1364cc diesel engine with 4 cylinders can generate maximum power of 68 PS for diesel with maximum torque of 170Nm mated with 5-speed manual transmission. Petrol run Etios engine 1496cc with 4 cylinders can produce maximum power of 90PS and maximum torque of 132Nm.  Both the variants have FWD drive type.
Toyota Etios dimensions length, width and height measures around 4265mm, 1695mm and 1510mm respectively. Wheelbase is of 2550mm and ground clearance is of 170mm. Etios can comfortable nestle 5-passengers in its roomy cabin and gives enormous luggage space of 595 litres.

Performance of Etios is highly claimed and is top speed is 171kph. The fuel economy of Etios in city drive is 12.4 kmpl and on highways it can give 16.9kmpl of mileage. Etios with EPS has minimum turning radius of 4.9 metre and is great in handling. The vehicle has ventilated front brakes and drum brakes for rear. Toyota Etios Ex-showroom price ranges from Rs. 5.46 to 8.40 lakh.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Honda Amaze Close Rival Hyundai Verna: Honda Amaze Vs Hyundai Verna

All new Hyundai Verna has grabbed attention with its sophisticated designing and style. As Fluidic Verna is available in diesel and most talked Honda Amaze Diesel which is waiting to be launched will have close competition. Honda Diesel is mostly based on Brio and it will be interesting whether Brio Sedan can taste the success of premium car Honda City.

Honda Amaze Vs Hyundai Verna

Honda Amaze Diesel:

Honda Amaze is very much similar to Brio. It has borrowed sleek and sporty look from Brio with noticeable changes on front grill and bumpers to give it refreshing look. The wheelbase of the Amaze car has been increased with 50mm ad it has ultimately provided ample leg room for rear passengers. The boot space is sufficient and the best thing it is sub 4-metre car, which gives excise benefits. Honda Amaze will pose against Maruti Dzire(Check here : Amaze vs maruti Dzire), as it is the only car which is less than 4 metre length. Honda Amaze is backed with Civic Diesel engine of 1.5 litre i-DTEC, 2 cylinders and complies with European and is mated with 5-speed gear box. The top speed it can reach is 170-180kmph. All new Brio Sedan will be available in 3 petrol models and 1 diesel variant. 

Brio Sedan car is expected to have some cool features like central locking system,  AC, music system with USB, AUX-in, steering with audio controls, automatic climate control etc. Safety features which have been heard are airbags, ABS, EBD with brake assist. Amaze sedan aerodynamic structure will definitely make driving easier.

Amaze Diesel Sedan is believed to be under the price tag of Rs. 5-7 lakh and is expected to give the fuel efficiency of 20-25 kmpl.

Hyundai Verna:

Hyundai Verna is a wonderful sedan and has seen the voluminous sale so far. The fluidic aerodynamic featured sedan is simply fabulous and worth buying. The 1.4 litre CRDi engine can produce 88.8bhp@4000rpm and ground clearance of 160mm, Verna is mated with 5- speed manual transmission. It comes in AT variant too for more thrill driving. The maximum speed it can reach is 180kmph and it is available in 5 petrol and 6 diesel variants. Hyundai Verna top models have great attractive features like speed sensing door locks, illuminated start button, leather upholstery, dual airbags, automatic AC to mention few and interior is very posh and comfy.

Verna cost has been kept according to the featured models and it begins from Rs 7lakh to 11.5 lakh approx, Verna car delivers is 22 kmpl of mileage.


We have to wait and watch how Honda Brio Sedan is going to perform and does in the market sales, as it is on the way to be launched in month of March or April this year. Hyundai Verna is the car of comfort and class and is meant for those who prefer seamless driving experience. Honda Amaze will have to show its capabilities to make its market in Indian conditions.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Honda Brio Vs Maruti Alto 800: Choosing Your Car

Maruti Suzuki India with its brilliant vehicle ranges has been the most popular name in most of the Indian house hold but with various international car brands growing their market well in India and offering vehicles for all kinds of buyers, choosing from those international brands or from India’s own car maker has become a bit difficult.  Here is a brief comparison of Honda Brio Vs Maruti Alto 800, to make you decide well. Just have a quick look at both the cars to figure out what suits your purpose more.

Power & Mileage:

Brio comes loaded with 1.2litre, SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine of 4 cylinder 16 valves and 1198cc displacement  mated with 6 speed manual transmission as well as 5 speed automatic transmission options. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 86.8bhp at 6000rpm and top torque of 109Nm at 4500rpm.

The top mileage offered by the hatch is 19.4kmpl for the manual transmission and 16.5kmpl for the automatic transmission option.

The revamped version of Alto comes loaded with 796cc, 3 cylinder 9 valve petrol engine, a more efficient version of earlier 0.8litre petrol engine. The Bharat Stage IV emission norms complying petrol mill is capable of churning out maximum power of 47.5bhp at 6000rpm and maximum torque of 69Nm at 3500rpm.

The top mileage offered by the hatch is 22.74kmpl for the petrol variants and a smashing 30.46km/kg for CNG variants.


Brio hatchback is pretty well designed, sufficiently spacious and offers equally spacious boot space.  You get huge legroom and enough headroom together with technologically most advanced features like electrically adjustable ORVMs, USB & AUX-in integrated audio system with the controls mounted on the steering. You get good storage space and 5 people can comfortably fit in.

Maruti Alto 800 has really good space inside. Good leg-room, knee room, head room and shoulder room at the front and the back. 5 regular sized people can sit inside in most comfortable manner, however the thigh support still needs to be improvised and the comfort part is also not equivalent to the competitors.  There is enough storage space, and better technical features.


The Honda hatch is most sportier is appearance and looks both pretty and smart at the same time! Its most elegant curves will get your eyes stuck on it, the grilles are just awesome and the sharp cat eye like head lights are most impressive. The rear of the car is equally attracting.

Maruti Alto 800 is far smarter and contemporary compared to its earlier version. It looks sportier and is pretty attractive. With 800 in the market, older Alto won’t be liked by the buyers now. It looks somewhat like A-Star with slight touches of Ford Figo. It is a small and sober car that will be loved by small family buyers.


If mileage, pricing, and after sales are to be seen Alto 800 is the best hatch to go for but if you prefer looks, comfort, and style go for Honda Brio.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

SsangYong Rexton Vs Toyota Fortuner - SUV market in India up with new models

The Indian SUV market has taken a big new step with the launch of the SsangYong Rexton, owned by Mahindra and Mahindra. The Korean SUV maker is expected to rollout more quality SUVs in the country. The market is following the US market asmore and more high end SUVs coming out regularly.

Exterior: In comparing the exteriors, the Rexton is a big and bulky SUV with a sporty and aerodynamic design. The front has a dual grill one between the headlamps and one between the fog-lamps, to provide extra cooling to the big engine. The Fortuner also follows the same bulky design and looks even sportier than the Rexton. The body is nicely designed, with bold curves and edges all over the body. The large chassis of both the vehicles provides great road presence.

Interior: On the inside, the Rexton is lavishly decorated with good quality beige leather. The gear knob and the steering wheel are wrapped in leather. The 3 row seating is spacious with good legroom and each seat has an individual ac vent to increase the comfort of every passenger. The interior of the Fortuner is done neatly in two tone beige leather, which gives the cabin a very luxurious and comfortable feel. The broad SUV has good shoulder room and good headroom to seat all the people easily.

Power and Performance: The Rexton is powered by a 2.7-litre diesel engine with a displacement of 2696CC. The huge engine has an impressive power output of 165PS@4000rpm and a maximum torque of 329Nm@1800-3250rpm. The car performs well in city traffic and is good enough to go off road once in a while. The Mighty Fortuner is powered by a huge 3.0-litre which produces a maximum power of 168PS@3600rpm and a maximum torque of 343Nm@1400-3400rpm. The engine comes with turbocharger and intercooler which provides amazing performance in terms of speed and power.

Mileage: Both the cars are powered by huge diesel engines and so, mileage is not supposed to be the best feature on the brochures. The Rexton provides a modest mileage around 9.1 to 9.8 kilometres to the litre with the variation arising due to the different driving conditions. The Fortuner though, with a bigger engine has a rather impressive mileage of 11 kilometres to the litre on the highway but a very low of 7 kilometres to the litre on city roads.

Variants and Price: The Rexton would be available in India in 2 variants. The Rexton RX5 manual version is available for Rs. 17, 75,000 (Ex. Showroom Delhi) and the RX7 automatic version is priced at Rs. 19, 67,000 (Ex. Showroom Delhi). The Fortuner is available in 2 basic versions a 4 by 4 MT priced at Rs. 22, 23,079 (Ex. Showroom Delhi). The 4 by 2 versions are available in 4 different variants which are the Manual at Rs. 21, 06,559 (Ex. Showroom Delhi), the AT priced at Rs. 21, 91,016 (Ex, showroom Delhi). Other 2 4 by 2 versions are the MT TRD SPORTIVO priced at Rs. 21, 66,559 (Ex. Showroom Delhi) and the best AT TRD SPORTIVO priced at Rs. 22, 51,016 (Ex. Showroom Delhi).

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Competition will soon evolve: Nissan Evalia vs. Maruti Ertiga

It quiet interesting to see that other Automobile Company are trying to follow the trail of Maruti Ertiga. The new MPV Nissan Evalia is going to arrive soon and will sure make a difference so far in MPVs segment car like Innova and Xylo. Here comparison is being made with Nissan Evalia vs. Maruti Ertiga.

Engine: Nissan Evalia is going to be present only in Diesel engine with 1.5 litre common rail turbo diesel engine, which is capable of generating 85 hp power and Nm of torque.

On the other hand Maruti Ertiga is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is powered with k-14B, 1.4 litre engine that churning out 95Ps of power @6000rpm and with the maximum torque of 130 Nm @4000rpm. The diesel Ertiga has 1.3 litre engine with the peak power of 90 Psv@4000 rpm and 200 Nm torque @1750 rpm.
Mileage: ARAI has certified Nissan Evalia mileage around 19Kmpl, mileage of Maruti Ertiga Petrol is 16 kmpl and diesel engine gives around 20kmpl, quiet impressive.

Price: Nissan Evalia has been brought thoughtfully keeping in mind the Indian standards and the price has been kept between Rs. 8 lakh to 10 lakh and Maruti Ertiga price ranges from 6 lakh to Rs. 8.9 lakh for high end diesel model.

Interiors: Interiors of Evalia is not that appealing it has simple looks with old style AC and other interiors are too glossy, no doubt the dashboard is very useful but less attractive. Personally, Ertiga interiors are bit better and dual tone finish is cool and takes the points away from Evalia.

Exteriors: Ertiga is charmingly designed to look sleek in spite of a MPV. The LUV thoughtfully reflects in every aspect of Maruti Ertiga. Nissan Evalia poses a decent look from front but it is boxy from side and rear, to say it does not make an impression.

Handling: Coming to handling, Evalia has better stance and steering is lighter which will help in city drive. The engine is bigger and will give better pickup. The space in Evalia is also better as compare to Ertiga.

Features and Safety: Nissan Evalia has cup holders at each side of front dash boards,  simple centre console, rear AC vents, rear monitor cameras, integrated audio system with AM/FM/CD feature, central locking system, keyless entry, power steering, tables fixed at back of front seats. The safety features included in Evalia are dual airbags, ABS and EBD, Engine Immobilizer.

Maruti Ertiga has MP3 player with AM, FM and Radio with remote control, steering mounted audio control, keyless entry, power windows, electrically adjusted mirrors, USB facility and so on. Safety aspects Ertiga ensures are two front airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, high tensile roof and engine immobilizer.

Verdict: Nissan Evalia is sure a MPV with great head room and leg space and strong engine whereas Maruti Ertiga which has been uniquely featured as LUV is lighter for city drive accommodates 7 passengers the last row is stuffy. Ertiga has gain popularity as when it was launched there was no hurdle on its way; let’s see how much struggle Evalia has to undertake to build its stand.

Nissan Evalia vs. Maruti Ertiga is going to be tough as Ertiga is really a value for money car for the Indian family who are longing to buy a MPV and their dream has been made possible by Maruti foresightedness. The upcoming cars like Quanto from Mahindra and Mahindra etc. will make the scenario different in coming time.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Friendly SUVs on Cutting Edge Competition: Mahindra Scorpio vs. Mahindra Xylo

Mahindra and Mahindra motors does not need any introduction in Indian automobile sector, the company has earned name and fame since half of the decade.  The all new Scorpio and Xylo are ruling the market with awesome prices and features and are attracting customers for these two dashing SUVs in their own way. Mahindra Scorpio vs. Mahindra Xylo is going to be interesting to know how they beat each other in spite from the same production house.

Let’s see what these Wonderful SUVs are offering us in terms of engine and performance, price, mileage and features. Here starts Mahindra Scorpio vs. Mahindra Xylo.

Engine Specifications: Mahindra Scorpio has a wonderful top mounted intercooler, mhHawkCRDe, Turbo Charged engine with impressive power of 118PS @4000rpm and the maximum torque Scorpio manages is  290Nm @1800rpm. Talking of Xylo engine efficiency, it has mDI CRDe engine with the power of 95bhp @3600rpm and with the torque of 220Nm@1400-2600. Both the SUVs have five speed manual transmissions and now New Scorpio comes with more exciting versions which have automatic transmission and safety airbags etc.

Features: Mahindra Scorpio has array of sophisticated features which is designed for extreme comfortable interior and ample space for accommodation of seven passengers and easy accessible five doors. The features in Scorpio comprises of power door locks, power steering, rear wash wiper, alluring alloy wheels, central locking, steering adjustments, tachometer, rear defroster and defogger, child safe locks, power seats, AM/FM radio with CD player. Mahindra Xylo has very limited features like folding rear seats, with comfortable and ample leg space and seating capacity of seven persons with five doors.

Safety aspects which are present in Scorpio are Anti Lock Braking System with Engine immobilizer and Xylo has just engine immobilizer equipped for safety aspect.

Price and Mileage: According to ARAI the mileage of Scorpio is 12.05kmpl where as Xylo delivers the mileage of 13.6kmpl. Mahindra Scorpio Automatic VLX ex-showroom price is around Rs. 11, 62,923 and Mahindra Xylo E8 ABS and Airbag ex-showroom price is Rs. 9,66,618.

Dimensions: Scorpio has more hefty looks. It has alloy wheel with radial tubeless tyres and the wheel size is 16. The length of Scorpio is 4430mm and width is 1817mm. Mahindra Scorpio has wheel base of 2680mm with the ground clearance of 180mm. The boot space it provides is of 460 liters. Coming to Mahindra Xylo the SUV is designed in a sleek way and gives a soft look. The Xylo sports steel wheel of 15 inches with tubeless tyres and its length and width of 1770mm and 1890mm respectively, the boot space is of 400 liters and has wheel base and ground clearance of 2760mm and 186mm respectively.

Mahindra Scorpio and Mahindra Xylo are competing with each other no doubt, both the vehicles are excellent and can be owned according to the lifestyle as in my opinion Scorpio is best for outing purposes and drives seamlessly on highways the credit goes to its engine. Xylo a SUV with compact structure is simply easy to maneuver even in city traffic.

Mahindra Scorpio vs. Mahindra Xylo is supposedly largest selling SUVs in India and are meeting the expectations of the users exceptionally well. There are great upcoming cars in India Mahindra is bringing new mini Xylo called Quanto.