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Volvo S60 Test Drive Review [T6 304 BHP]

Posted: 11 Mar 2011 04:42 AM PST

Today we tested the Volvo S60 sedan, the latest offering from Volvo in India. There re three variants of Volvo S60 in India, for complete details, check out -

Volvo S60 Sedan Launched in India– Price, Specification and Features


The car has a very responsive T6 Petrol engine with a max power of 304 BHP which can give you an adrenalin rush if you press the accelerator pedal hard. We bring you the Test Drive Review Video of Volvo S60.

Volvo S60 Test Drive

Test Drive Feedback of Volvo S60 India

  • The car is very responsive
  • Automatic gear shifting is quite quick if you press the pedal hard
  • We tested 0 to 80 KMPH and 0 to 100 KMPH, it took about 4 second and about 7 second respectively. We tested on a grassed ground, the times could have been lesser on a good road
  • Steering controls very well and maneuverability is very good
  • Car feels very punchy on acceleration, we like the response of the accelerator
  • Ride height is adjustable and view from riding position is very good
  • AC is strong
  • Interior is very comfortable and bucket seats are very sporty
  • Brakes are very effective

key features of the Volvo S60 India

  • Laser Assisted Automatic braking – City Safety, a world's first standard fitted collision avoidance technology – UNIQUE IN ITS SEGMENT
  • Turn with Steering lights (Active Bending Lights) – UNIQUE IN ITS SEGMENT
  • Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC)
  • Advanced braking technologies – Adaptive Brake Lights, Ready Alert brakes; Hydraulic brake assist; ABS with Electronic brake force distribution
  • Protective Advanced safety technologies – Side Impact Protection system (SIPS); Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS); Roll-over Protection System (ROPS); 2-stage airbags; Seatbelt pre-tensioners; Inflatable Curtain (IC); Side Airbags
  • AWD standard for the T6 engine
  • LED technology carves out a distinctive S60 profile in the dark

Car Blog India Verdict for Volvo S60

If you are looking for a luxurious car with lots of value and power, it's the car for you. Its not only the power, it's the safety features like pedestrian detection, complete auto brake assist, and lots of safety airbags. Also the comfort features like  Adaptive cruise control which lets the car slow down as per the traffic speed without any intervention is a wonderful comfort feature. We recommend you to take a test drive and feel the difference yourself.

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TVS Apache RTR 180 With ABS Price Details

Posted: 11 Mar 2011 02:57 AM PST

TVS Motors India has launched the much awaited TVS Apache RTR 180 with ABS or Anti-Lock Braking System. The TVS Apache RTR with ABS is the first Indian bike with ABS for a price tag of less than Rs. 1 Lakh.  The electronically controlled braking system ensured that the wheels don't lock while panic or hard braking on wet or rough surfaces. It bring the bike to a complete stop safely when brakes are applied. The braking system controls the brake force using a software controlled mechanism which uses the inputs from the toothed wheel sensors mounted on the brake disks. The Apache RTR 180 comes with disk brakes both at the rear and front wheel. Its packed with 177.03 PS of max power with 15.5 Nm or torque with a 0 to 60 KMPH  performance in 3.6 seconds !


TVS Apache RTR Price and Colour

The TVS Apache RTR 180 CC comes one in white colour and is available at an ex-showroom Delhi price of Rs. 78,800 which is about Rs. 9000 more than the non-ABS version. For the bikes who like to be on the edge, it is totally worth to spend the extra money for a very useful safety feature like ABS.

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TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS Brake Test Video

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Volkswagen Vento IPL 2011 Special Edition– What is New?

Posted: 10 Mar 2011 08:50 PM PST

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.


Apart from the special features that go into the car, Volkswagen will give all its Vento IPL Edition customers an apt gift of a cricket kit. The cars will go on sale from the first week of April.

Special Features of Volkswagen Vento IPL Edition

  • Plush leatherette seats that ensure complete comfort with immaculately embroidered IPL batsman motifs
  • The sleek and stunning looks of the Vento are further enhanced by the IPL decals on its body
  • A state-of-the-art touchscreen multimedia player: Colour touch screen; FM/ AM; i-pod control through touchscreen; Built-in micro SD and mini USB interface, supports MP3/ WMA; Built-in Navigation System; Interface for parking CCD/ RSE/ Bluetooth; NTSC or PAL compatibility
  • Specially crafted door sill garnish that has an impeccable steel frame with the IPL logo embossed on it.
  • Floor mats adorned with the IPL logo
  • Cricket kit as a giveaway

Check out more -

Volkswagen Indian News

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Tata Indica eV2 2011 Variants Models and Price In India

Posted: 10 Mar 2011 08:33 PM PST

Tata Motors has almost given a shock to the Indian auto industry with a highly competitive pricing of its new model of Tata Indica eV2 2011. The new Tata Indica aka eV2 with CR4 engine is not only refreshed and high on mileage, but also cheaper. The petrol version of Tata Indic eV2 starts at Rs. 2.95 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi ! This is a direct competition for Maruti Alto which is the largest selling cars not only in India, but in the whole world. Maruti Suzuki sells 30,000 units of Alto in India. With Tata Indica eV2 priced at the same level as the Maruti Alto K10, this is going to definitely strike some of the share of Alto's sales.


Tata Indica eV2 2011 New Model Variants and Price In India

The Tata Indica eV2 is available in both MPFI Petrol Engine variants and CRDI Diesel Engine variants.

  • Tata Indica eV2 Petrol is available in 4 trim levels – GL, GLE, GLS and GLX. The prices of Petrol variants start from Rs. 2.95 Lakhs and goes up to Rs. 3.58 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi
  • Tata Indica eV2 Diesel is available in 4 trim levels – L, LE, LS and LX. The prices of Diesel variants start from Rs. 3.95 Lakhs and goes up to Rs. 4.77 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi


Tata Indica eV2  2011 Features And Specifications

The Indica features include:

  • eV2 is spacious, refreshed with a new colour tone of interiors space
  • Diesel Engine variants has a ARAI approved mileage of 25 KMPL !
  • All new CR4 Common Rail Diesel engine
  • Improvements in the gear ratios
  • Starter motor protection
  • 32% increase in power than old Diesel Indica
  • 65% increase in torque than old Diesel Indica
  • 46% improvement on fuel efficiency than old Diesel Indica
  • Tata Indica eV2 is also available with the MPFI petrol engine to provide customers with a wider choice
  • Both these engines are compliant with BS4 emission norms
  • SMART EMS (Engine Management System) CHIP that involves perfectly calibrating every minute engine component to optimize functionality – Right from valve timing to compression ratios to pressure volume ratios, it flawlessly synchronizes every engine function to deliver this mileage
  • MAXIMUM CHARGE COMBUSTION – An innovatively designed engine block and piston assembly that ensures effective intake and circulation of charge (mixture of air and fuel), thereby almost preventing friction between parts. The result is max combustion of charge, increased efficiency and power
  • DRAG REDUCTION – Redesigned wheel arches and subtle alterations on the exterior combined with a lighter shell and engine have collectively contributed to making the car more aerodynamic, reducing the drag coefficient.
  • The Auto-Drive Assist ensures that while climbing a gradient the engine will not stall even if the foot is completely taken off the clutch, thus enabling the driver to easily shift his foot to the accelerator.
  • Clutch-To-Start feature that will ensure that one cannot crank the engine unless the clutch is fully engaged, hence there is no risk of re-crank if engine is on.
  • The interiors of the new Tata Indica eV2 are in elegant shadow beige colour
  • The top trim sports a wooden finish center console and host of other features like power windows, keyless entry, Bluetooth enabled music system and USB port, 4 spoke collapsible steering wheel, tachometer, rear parcel shelf, 60:40 rear seating, front and rear fog lamps.
  • The exterior styling gets enhanced by sporty alloy wheels, attractive decals, a new tail light cluster and rear bumper.
  • The Tata Indica eV2 range is available in four exciting colours- Apple Green, Neo Orange, Arctic Silver and Mint White.
  • The car comes with a warranty of 24 months or 75000 km whichever is earlier.


For detailed features list, check out the link below:

Tata Indica 2011 eV2 New Model Detailed Features

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Hybrid By 2014

Posted: 10 Mar 2011 07:55 PM PST

Mitsubishi is a well known global major and few years back when it entered India with Mitsubishi Lancer, the Indian Automobile market experienced a major changeover as the car was attractive and powerful enough and had a unique road presence that no other car carried then. Obviously it was a huge hit in the market and turned out to be best of the cars to be tuned and modified according to tastes.

It ruled the sedan segment for an appreciable time after which it was phased out. This affected the sales a lot as the other line-up member Mitsubishi Outlander, could not appeal much to the customers. In 2010 the company came up with the more powerful Lancer family member, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X which is being imported as CBU unit and is priced around a whopping Rs.50 Lakh.


Now the company has recently announced that the Lancer Evolution series will be discontinued after 2013 after which the company plans to bring a Hybrid version of the same. It will certainly  be very difficult for the manufacturer to actually transform the rally car personality of Lancer Evo series to a eco friendly hybrid vehicle one carrying the same potential as the gasoline version does now.

This indeed is a very challenging job but we have full faith in Mitsubishi that it will come up with a perfect hybrid Lancer Evo. Our expectation is to see an optimized and more powerful yet environment friend version Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MIEV Concept, which was last showcased in 2005.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MIEV Hybrid Version Specifications

Length                                                       4490 mm

Width                                                        1770 mm

Height                                                       1450 mm

Curb weight                                            1590 kg

Seating capacity                                     5

Max. speed                                             180 km/h

Cruising range / charge (10-15 driving pattern)             250 km

Motor                                                                                              Outer-rotor type

Type                                                                                                 Permanent magnetic synchronous

Maker                                                                                              Toyo Denki Seizo K.K.

Max. output                                                                                  50 kW(On each wheel)

Max. torque                                                                                  518 Nm

Max. speed                                                                                   1500 rpm

Dimensions                                                                                  445 mm (dia.) x 134 mm(Motor)

No. fitted                                                                                       4

Battery system Type                                                                 Lithium-ion

Maker                                                                                              GS Yuasa Corporation

Capacity                                                                                         95 Ah

Voltage                                                                                          14.8 V

Length x Width x Height                                                         388 mm x 175 mm x 116 mm

No. of modules                                                                          24

Controller                                                                                    Inverter

Drive                                                                                              4WD

Tires                                                                                               255/30ZR20

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