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8. 16th JK Tyre Racing Championship 2013 JK Tyre creates F1 frenzy with racing championship at BIC

Yamaha’s 4th season of the YZF R15 One Make Race Championship 2013 was held at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. The racing event was organised in association with the Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and is a part of the Indian National Racing Championship 2013. The race was held in the expert category

world’s most renowned Team As a prelude to the Indian GP Euro International headed by 2013, thousands of motorsport Antonio Ferrari. Over 60 young fans in the country witnessed drivers from across the country the third round of the 16th JK slugged it out in the 5.14km long Tyre Racing Championship that track and over 35,000 spectators concluded recently at the Buddh attended the event International Circuit in Greater Sanjay Sharma, HeadNoida. The FB02 cars featured JK Tyre & Industries Motorsport, race by the a Mygale chassis powered the motorcycle on noted before the race, International Limited NCR at the aBuddh 1.2 litre BMW bike engine. with true Yamaha circuit. Loaded which will help “We are excited to bring back Circuit, a step is Series India The JK Racing Indian YZF- R15 provides racing DNA, on the the championship to Buddh increase awareness being run under the aegis aofcomplete racing experience to racing culture in this part of the biking aficionados. Yamaha made country as well. We are very their experience more exciting by happy with this development fitting Daytona Racing Kits to the as it is very much in line with kits are developed These bikes. racing the our endeavor to take using valuable experience culture to newer heights in the gained from MotoGP and World country.” racing Championship Superbike The contestants hit the track and are designed exclusively for on Yamaha’s Super Sports YZFracing purposes on race-tracks. R15 version 2.0 and experienced

highly. We’ve really come a long way since 2010 when we first started the R15 One Make Race Championships in India. Through the R15 One Make race Championship, which is one of our key initiatives to connect with our customers, we aspire to take the motorcycle racing culture to newer heights in the country. This is the first time the race involving national level riders is being hosted in Delhi

with participation from over 30 riders from across India. Speaking at the event, Ravinder Singh, VP, Sales Strategy Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. stated, “Motorsports has always been an integral part of our philosophy. We’ve always given special importance to motorcycle racing in India as we consider it a way of expressing the ‘Spirit of Challenge’ that we value so

International Circuit after hosting the successful championship finale last year. Racing in a world class facility definitely gives our Indian race drivers a global exposure and prepares them for world-class events. Bringing the JK Racing Asia Series to India for Indian drivers was a fantastic.” Arjun Maini claimed his maiden win in the Formula BMW series as he pipped Vishnu

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ear wheel drive cars are more fun then front wheel drive cars, fact! Yes there are all wheel drive cars which give you loads of grip and ludicrous lap times, but we are talking solely about the pleasures of driving. But the trouble with rear wheel drive cars is that they are complicated and expensive to build. However BMW seems to have cut the mustard with their new 1 Series which is the only

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rear wheel drive hatchback you can buy in the country. We spend a day with this new yardstick for fun and get completely sold on it. EXTERIOR The looks of the 1 series are a bit confusing. Its not that it lacks appeal, it does have presence, but lacks premium ness which customers tend to demand in this price bracket. The front is

dominated by the signature BMW kidney grille which is finished in high gloss black for that sporty feel. The long stretching bonnet reminds one of its conventional approaches to car design. The sharp shoulder lines are accompanied by slightly flared wheel arches and star designed light-weight alloys displaying strength and agility. The rear is simple and functional, some might even say reminiscent of VW Polo, but we are not WHEELZ complaining because it looks

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Step inside the 1 series and you are greeted with German common sense. Everything you touch and feel exudes quality and robustness. The layout is ergonomically perfect. All buttons where they are supposed to be, in the driver’s comfortable reach. The colour coding is a bit boring, black all around with brushed metal, but frankly no body will be complaining.Report: P.Tharyan, Photography: Mohd. Nasir However the red inserts on the dash and the steering stitching, though still understated, look fantastic. The steering itself is a treat, well weighed and sized for driving comfort. The front seats are fully adjustable electrically and provide infinite setting for anybody to settle into. Thigh support though is manual. The only low blow is the rear cabin which is cramped against all its

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honest about things. When they spruce up an i10 they call it the Grand i10, because it is much grander and smarter. Thankfully they don’t call it some silly

exaggerated name like Stingray or Thornbird or some such rubbish. The moment you set your eyes on the Grand i10, you realise this is much different from the original i10, be it in looks, size or styling. The Grand i10 is available in two engine options—the 1.1 litre advanced 2nd generation U2CRDi diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT

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petrol. We drove the latter and like all petrol powertrains, this one simply rocks vis a vis the diesel one. Though we tried our hands on the diesel car for a brief moment, we were not too impressed by its acceleration, the turbo played spoil sport. EXTERIOR With the Grand, the South Korean has really exploited their ‘Fluidic Design’ theme. Just when we thought that the i10 epitomised the best of

competitors. The equipment levels fall short if you opt for any version below the top, like the absence of Bluetooth/USB connectivity or a decent audio system, which is disappointing but granted because of the

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EXTERIOR We land at the airport and are for instantly presented with the keys a top-of-the-line XV variant of the Terrano. The generally held belief is that this is essentially a Renault Duster with fancy new clothes. Not so. Right from the first glance we would say it is very different. Where the Duster is butch in appeal, the Terrano is more upmarket and stylish product. The bonnet flows into the split grille. Looks like an angry baby Rhino ready for a charge, less powerful than an

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2013 KOREAN GRAND PRIX

Unstoppable Vettel makes it four in a row

Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium after winning the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at Korea International Circuit in Yeongam-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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elgium, Italy, Singapore and now South Korea, It has now been four straight wins for Sebastian Vettel of Infiniti Red Bull Renault as he claimed the F1 crown at the 2013 Korean Grand Prix in Yeongam, South Korea on October 6, 2013. The Formula One race was filled with all kinds of incidents which even saw Mark Webber of Infiniti Red Bull Renault losing his car to a fire after it was struck by Sahara Force India Adrian Sutil’s MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

car. But it was a podium dominance for the Renault company as Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean of LotusRenault came second and third respectively. It was Grosjean who had initially led on the opening lap after going ahead of Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, but then Raikkonen later took the lead over his team mate. The 31st lap saw Sergio Perez’s McLaren car shred some tread off his Pirelli tyre. The safety car

came in and soon the debris was cleared. Around the 37th lap saw Mark Webber taking an extra stop because of a puncture. Immediately thereafter Adrian Sutil spun at Turn 3, striking Webber’s car, which caught fire and as the fire spread, the safety car was deployed again on the 38th lap. Confusion prevailed for some time as at that time. The fourth position was a well fought battle among several drivers that included Nico Hulkenberg of Sauber Ferrari, OCTOBER 2013 / 3


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MOTORSPORT Sebastian Vettel leads from Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Lotus and Romain Grosjean of France and Lotus during the Korean Formula One GP (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Vettel crosses the finish line (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and Nico Rosberg of Mercedes. Eventually it was Hulkenberg who slotted fourth. He frustrated Hamilton’s every move to take a fourth place. Alonso settle for a sixth place which makes his title hopes ever slimmer. The result brought Red Bull within seven points of their fourth consecutive constructors’ crown. Red Bull have 402 points, Ferrari 284 and Mercedes 283, while Lotus are on 239, McLaren 81 and Force India 62. Vettel extended his championship lead over Alonso to 77 points and now has on a total of 272. Lotus F1 Team scored its third double podium of the season as Kimi Räikkönen took second and Romain Grosjean third in an emphatic team performance MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

at the Korean Grand Prix. Both drivers benefited from strong race pace and drove superbly – including dicing with each other – during a race which saw two safety car periods. Kimi returns to third place in the Drivers’ Championship on 167 points – displacing Lewis Hamilton – and now lies 28 points behind Fernando Alonso in second. Romain Grosjean

remains eighth in the standings on 72 points, 17 away from Felipe Massa in seventh. The team maintains fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship on 239 points from Mercedes’ 283. The teams now fly to Japan before they land in India to race at the Buddh International Circuit. This will be the last for an F1 race in India, as it does not figure in the line up for 2014 OCTOBER 2013 / 5


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announced by Formula One management. Vettel’s win gives him a mathematical chance to seal championship in Japan. Meanwhile, it was good news for the Renault-powered drivers as they locked out the podium in the Korean Grand Prix. The

perfect podium result is the third time after Bahrain and Germany this season that the podium has been 100pc Renault-powered. Said Rémi Taffin, , Renault Sport F1 head of track operations, “A great result for Renault overall, but individually

very important results for our partner teams, Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Lotus F1 Team. We are really pleased and proud to contribute to their results. A triple podium at this stage in the season – and at this stage in the life of the V8 – is a great fillip for

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1, 2nd position, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, 1st position, and Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1, 3rd position, on the podium. Photo: Charles Coates/Lotus F1 Team.

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the team back at Viry, showing we are still as focused on results as ever. Equally Williams and Caterham both had strong races and hopefully we can work together to end the season just as well. “The only negative note from

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this race is the bad luck for Mark. It is unclear whether we can use the engine again. On first glance there appears to be a lot of damage from the fire – this really is inexcusable as the fire should have been put out promptly. But I’m sure there will be several

enquiries as a result. However we have enough flexibility to be able to play around with the engines if we need to. It’s a short gap to Japan now and we’ll look at everything closely and see where we are there”.

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JK Tyre creates F1 frenzy with racing championship at BIC As a prelude to the Indian GP 2013, thousands of motorsport fans in the country witnessed the third round of the 16th JK Tyre Racing Championship that concluded recently at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. The FB02 cars featured a Mygale chassis powered by a 1.2 litre BMW motorcycle engine. The JK Racing India Series is being run under the aegis of

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world’s most renowned Team Euro International headed by Antonio Ferrari. Over 60 young drivers from across the country slugged it out in the 5.14km long track and over 35,000 spectators attended the event Sanjay Sharma, HeadMotorsport, JK Tyre & Industries Limited noted before the race, “We are excited to bring back the championship to Buddh

International Circuit after hosting the successful championship finale last year. Racing in a world class facility definitely gives our Indian race drivers a global exposure and prepares them for world-class events. Bringing the JK Racing Asia Series to India for Indian drivers was a fantastic.” Arjun Maini claimed his maiden win in the Formula BMW series as he pipped Vishnu

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Prasad by three seconds in race one of round three in the JK Tyre Racing championship. Competing in the series, exclusive for Indian U-20 drivers, Arjun started from second position on the grid but overtook pole sitter Mahavir in lap 4 to take the lead, which he defended well till the end to win the 10-lap race. Mahavir later conceded his second position to Vishnu in lap 7 and despite finishing third he ended up in eighth position after being handed a five-place penalty for jump-start. As a result Karminder Singh was promoted to podium, which was his first of the season. In the second race of the JK Racing India Series, championship leader, Vishnu Prasad, took a hard earned victory over the winner of the first race, Arjun Maini by a mere 1.3 seconds. Mahaveer Rangunathan, who was penalised 30 seconds in the first race for making a jump start, made good by claiming third position a further 6.8 seconds adrift of the race winner. But in Race 3, Prasad made a great start and jumped leader Maini by the end of the first lap, opening up the lead. Behind him Chittesh Mandody, who started sixth, managed to slot into third. In the FLGB Formula 4, Hataria proved to be peerless. The Dark Don Racing driver from Coimbatore, who is leading the championship with 106 points, claimed the first golden three of the weekend. Sarosh first claimed pole and then went on to dominate the race and went further to post the fastest lap of the race. Sarosh took the eight lap race with a total time 10 / OCTOBER 2013

Sarosh Hataria celebrating his victory of 20:58:845. The remaining two places on the podium were also swept by Dark Don Racing drivers. Karthik Krishna claimed second place with a time of 21:00.035 and Advait Deodhar finished in third place. In the second race, which ran after a sharp spell of shower left the track in wet condition, the Coimbatore driver delved deep into experience to provide a masterclass of driving in slippery condition. Despite spinning and losing the track position, Hataria,

clawed back into lead by the time the chequered flag was shown. Ameya Bafna, who was in second place till the penultimate lap spun at the last corner in front of the main straight, lost a position to Advait Deodhar but still had enough lead over the rest of the field to claim a third place finish.In the third race, Hataria won again with Bafna and Kartik Shankar completing the top three. With this hat trick of wins, Hataria virtually sealed the championship. “I have not MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT


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looked at the final points yet and how I’m placed, but this great weekend has certainly helped me to move into a stronger position,” said Hataria. In the JK Tyre Volkswagen Polo R Cup, Jeffrey too made a clean sweep by winning both the races on the final day. This means the South African driver recorded three victories from three races. “It was a fantastic win,” Jeffrey Kruger said. “I had the pace and I am glad I capitalisd on it. It doesn’t matter how many times I win, how many times I repeat that win, every race I start from ground zero and it is always great to win,” he added. Prithviraj Siddappa, Head of Motorsports, said, “The races on Buddh International Circuit are always special and exciting as this is a world-class Formula 1 track. The drivers are always looking forward to races here as the challenge and learning here is immense. Unlike last 2 rounds, this round comprises of 3 races where the second race will follow the reverse grid rule.” He added, “The penultimate round

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Jeffrey Kruger with the champion’s trophy of 2013 Volkswagen Polo R Cup made for a thrilling weekend with not 2 but 3 races with the clear domination from South African driver Jeffery Kruger. Jeffrey won all 3 races this weekend posting some of the fastest lap times.” The weekend also saw some exceptional stunts being performed by German stuntman and world record holder Ronny Wechselberger who performed his Guinness Record breaking

360 degree parking at above normal speeds which got the crowd to the edge of their seats and thrilled to bits. The JK Tyre-Volkswagen Polo R Cup, India’s first one –make tin top racing series is currently in its 4th year in the championship and LGB Formula 4-the stepping stone to single seater racing run by five professional teams-Meco Racing, Rayo Racing, Dark Don Racing, Avalanche Racing & Mars Racing.

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Yamaha’s 4th season of YZF R15 One Make Series Photography: Mohd. Nasir

Yamaha’s 4th season of the YZF R15 One Make Race Championship 2013 was held at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. The racing event was organised in association with the Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) and the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and is a part of the Indian National Racing Championship 2013. The race was held in the expert category 12 / OCTOBER 2013

with participation from over 30 riders from across India. Speaking at the event, Ravinder Singh, VP, Sales Strategy Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. stated, “Motorsports has always been an integral part of our philosophy. We’ve always given special importance to motorcycle racing in India as we consider it a way of expressing the ‘Spirit of Challenge’ that we value so

highly. We’ve really come a long way since 2010 when we first started the R15 One Make Race Championships in India. Through the R15 One Make race Championship, which is one of our key initiatives to connect with our customers, we aspire to take the motorcycle racing culture to newer heights in the country. This is the first time the race involving national level riders is being hosted in Delhi MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT


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NCR at the Buddh International Circuit, a step which will help increase awareness on the Indian racing culture in this part of the country as well. We are very happy with this development as it is very much in line with our endeavor to take the racing culture to newer heights in the country.� The contestants hit the track on Yamaha’s Super Sports YZFR15 version 2.0 and experienced MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

the motorcycle on the race circuit. Loaded with true Yamaha racing DNA, YZF- R15 provides a complete racing experience to biking aficionados. Yamaha made their experience more exciting by fitting Daytona Racing Kits to the bikes. These kits are developed using valuable experience gained from MotoGP and World Superbike Championship racing and are designed exclusively for racing purposes on race-tracks. OCTOBER 2013 / 13


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FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW Gleaming beauties everywhere

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s expected, all the 12 halls at the venue of the 65th International Auto Show in Frankfurt in Germany were gleaming with cars, some soon to be manufactured and some a mere concept to showcase the technological prowess of global manufacturers. With India now being so synchronised with global launch patterns, at least a clutch of these models would also be seen on Indian roads soon.

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The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show was also visited by an Indian delegation from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in order to learn and see for themselves the mammoth details that go into organising an international motor show. In February 2014, SIAM would be for the first time organising all on its own an auto exposition (Auto Expo-The Motor

Show) at the Expo Centre in Greater Nodia on the outskirts of New Delhi. In the meantime, the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show saw the best of world class products dovetailed with world class organisational skills. Some India

bound products displayed at the show included the Skoda Yeti, a new Nissan X-Trail unveiled by Carlos Ghosn, Mercedes Benz GLA, a new Audi A8, Jeep Wrangler and a Bentley GT V8S. Then there were displays from global brands like Audi, Alfa

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Ducati 899 Panigale Mercedes-Benz GLA

Romeo, Aston Martin, Bugati, BMW, Chrysler (Fiat group),Ford, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, General Motors, Volkswagen, Ducati, Hyundai and JLR, to name a few. Motor shows also have beautiful models of the human kind. Besides the cars and bikes on display, beautiful models stood by the side of the machines, making the entire affair a time to drool! MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

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Force One LX (4X4) Extremely Forceful Report & Photography: Abhijeet Singh

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fter gaining success in the commercial vehicle segment, Force Motors started their personal vehicles initiative with the Force One SUV in 2011. We tested the vehicle and were quiet impressed as it was a first attempt by the company and it did hit the right spot in terms of space, size, ride and price. We agree there were a few niggles… and frankly which first attempts don’t? The company has further ironed out the creases and added 4X4 ability to their creation and are about to flow it in the market for people to buy. We spent a day with this SUV at Force Motor’s test track in Pune to see what’s new. EXTERIOR The Force One was already a handsome looking brute, and adding further design

decals and 4X4 badges adds to the rugged look. There are no prominent differences you would notice between the old version and the new one. The Force One has massive presence on the road. It is big, looks very strong and commands respect. You get Daytime Running Lights which stay on as soon as the ignition is turned off and switch off when the headlamps are turned on. The big wheel arches contain the 16inch fivespoke alloy wheels with purposeful looking high profile all terrain tyres. The third row window gets another 4X4 decal with grey surround stretching to the roof which looks very good actually. At the rear the tailgate does not carry the spare tyre, instead it is neatly tucked away underneath the body at the rear to keep the design a bit elegant. INTERIOR Climb into the cabin

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and you are greeted by different shades of beige all around with grey inserts here and there. The colour combination keeps the cabin airy and less boring than let’s say black interiors. The steering can be tilted for adjustment and comes with mounted controls. The instrument cluster is clear and legible, and the driver information system keeps you aware of average speed, distance to empty and much more. A JVC entertainment system performs 20 / OCTOBER 2013

duty in here by playing your favourite tunes through USB, AUX or Bluetooth. Force has worked on the interior trim quality and the fit and finish, and is decent enough, but still more work needs to be done in this area to come up to levels of what the rivals have to offer. Seats are comfortable and supportive. We were amazed by the amount of space inside the cabin. There is ample space for three adults in the second row and two not-tootall adults in the third. All three

rows of seats get their own air conditioning vents for comfort. ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE Under the bonnet rests a 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine sourced from Daimler AG Germany, which displaces 2198cc and churns out 139 bhp of maximum power and 321Nm torque between 1600-2400rpm. The performance on the road is decent for everyday use and the Force One touches 160kmph of MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT


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top speed. The addition of 4X4 hardware adds weight to this already heavy SUV, and it does take its toll on the handling. The suspension gets tuning from Lotus UK boffins. But you have to keep in mind that it is still a big heavy SUV and you have to grant it the slight body roll it has through the corners when you push hard. But under normal driving conditions it is very stable indeed. The steering communicates each and every intention of the vehicle so that MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

you may quickly correct errors. The ride quality made us very happy indeed. It stays planted and stable at normal highway speeds and ABS with EBD equipped in our test car made sure one brakes confidently and safely. It is the rough off-road environment where this vehicle shows all its guts. Select 4H or 4L by twisting the mode selection knob near the hand brake lever and off you go. This car can deal with really rough stuff and multiple terrains.

We really appreciate this vehicle. It is understated and does what you ask it to do without boasting about it. The Force One works both on road, and off it. And then it would return you 13km for litre of diesel. Most people buying in this category avoid experimenting, and that is where they are going wrong. Consider this, if Christopher Columbus had just given up and stayed back in Italy, he would have got lost in the pages of time! OCTOBER 2013 / 21


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ear wheel drive cars are more fun then front wheel drive cars, fact! Yes there are all wheel drive cars which give you loads of grip and ludicrous lap times, but we are talking solely about the pleasures of driving. The trouble with rear wheel drive cars is that they are complicated and expensive to build. However BMW seems to have cut the mustard with their new 1 Series which is the only rear wheel drive

hatchback you can buy in the country. We spend a day with this new yardstick for fun and get completely sold on it. EXTERIOR The looks of the 1 series are a bit confusing. Its not that it lacks appeal, it does have presence, but lacks premium ness which customers tend to demand in this price bracket. The front is dominated by the signature

BMW kidney grille which is finished in high gloss black for that sporty feel. The long stretching bonnet reminds one of its conventional approaches to car design. The sharp shoulder lines are accompanied by slightly flared wheel arches and star designed light-weight alloys displaying strength and agility. The rear is simple and functional, some might even say reminiscent of VW Polo, but we are not complaining because it looks good. INTERIOR Step inside the 1 series and you are greeted with German common sense. Everything you touch and feel exudes quality and robustness. The layout is ergonomically perfect. All buttons where they are supposed to be, in the driver’s comfortable reach. The colour coding is a bit boring, black all around with brushed metal, but frankly no body will be complaining. However the red inserts on the dash and the steering stitching, though still understated, look fantastic. The steering itself is a treat, well weighed and sized for driving comfort. The front seats are fully adjustable electrically and provide infinite setting for anybody to settle into. Thigh support though is manual. The only low blow is the rear cabin which is cramped against all its competitors. The equipment levels fall short if you opt for any version below the top, like the absence of Bluetooth/USB connectivity or a decent audio system, which is disappointing but granted because of the driving experience.

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ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE Our test vehicle came equipped with the 2.0 litre turbo diesel coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is reasonably refined and barely audible at cruising speeds. It is only when you bury your right foot in the carpet that you hear it growling. The gearbox is silky smooth in Comfort setting, and gets very responsive when you put it in Sport or Sport+ mode. There is another ECO

PRO mode for efficient driving which encourages you to drive with a light foot for conservation of fuel. The 118d accelerates from standstill to 100kmph in 8.6seconds and the acceleration ends at 212kmph. Not bad for a car that claims a fuel efficiency figure of 20.58kmpl. The fuel efficiency observed by us was about 18kmpl under mixed driving conditions without the use of ECO PRO at all. The handling is sublime and is sure to put a smile on your

face. The earlier 1 series was a wholly handler but the new one absolutely trumps the competition. This is where the advantages of rear wheel drive shine in. The baby bimmer stays planted and allows you to have fun. Your talent would run out way before the 1 series would let go. More experienced drivers may put it to Sport+ and laugh away through the tail sliding action. You cannot do this in any other hatchback in the country. The 1 series is the undisputed

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Max Power

Max Torque

Ground Clearance

1995cc, In-line 4 cylinder Turbocharged Diesel

8-speed Automatic

143 bhp@4000rpm

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157mm

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winner here. This car defines why BMW are masters of the handling game. Front engined, rear wheel drive with 50:50 weight distribution over the front and rear axle. This is the perfect recipe for fun. Apart from that the ride quality is excellent and the build is sturdy. The 1 series shows that you could have real fun with your car after dropping the kids of to school. Ohh joy!!

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Hyundai Grand i10 Grand Poise

Report: P.Tharyan, Photography: Mohd. Nasir

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Max Torque

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1197cc, 4 cylinder, 16 valves, DOHC

5-speed Manual

82bhp@ 6000rpm

114Nm@ 4000rpm

3765mm

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hat I like about Hyundai as a company is that they are honest about things. When they spruce up an i10 they call it the Grand i10, because it is much grander and smarter. Thankfully they don’t call it some silly

exaggerated name like Stingray or Thornbird or some such rubbish. The moment you set your eyes on the Grand i10, you realise this is much different from the original i10, be it in looks, size or styling. The Grand i10 is available in two engine options—the 1.1 litre advanced 2nd generation U2CRDi diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT

petrol. We drove the latter and like all petrol powertrains, this one simply rocks vis a vis the diesel one. Though we tried our hands on the diesel car for a brief moment, we were not too impressed by its acceleration, the turbo played spoil sport. EXTERIOR With the Grand, the South Korean has really exploited their ‘Fluidic Design’ theme. Just when we thought that the i10 epitomised the best of

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Disc/Drum

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premium sedan to shame. The fit and finish are top notch. The Grand offers generous cabin space and a surprisingly large boot space. The two tone beige and black interior gives premium and luxury touch to the interiors. Since space is a priority in India, the Grand to be sold in India is longer and has a larger wheel base compared to its European version. As a first in its segment, there are rear AC vents too. Features like smart key with push button start, auto folding outside mirrors, tilt steering, a cool glove compartment, etc make the Grand a top contender for the leader spot in the compact

car segment. Not to miss is an integrated 2 DIN music system with 1 GB memory to store and play music of your choice. Is the youth of India listening? ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE Like I said before, the petrol 1.2 litre Kappa engine is a beauty. The diesel engine has only come in place to appease the diesel hungry car buyers. The diesel engine delivers 70bhp of power at 4000rpm and a decent torque of 160Nm@ 1500-2750rpm. Apparently the car gives a mileage of 24km per litre. The petrol engine has

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Maruti Suzuki Stingray VXi Trendy Wagon

Report: Abhijeet Singh, Photography: P. Tharyan

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Transmission

Max Power

Max Torque

Kerb Weight

998cc, All-aluminium, 3-cylinder petrol

5-speed manual, cable type shift

67 bhp@6200rpm

90 Nm@3500rpm

885 kgs

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he first Wagon R made its debut in the December of 1999 and ever since has been a faithful workhorse for many typical Indian families. Customers enjoyed its ease of use, practicality and versatility

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to adapt to numerous needs. For the year 2013, Maruti Suzuki has decided to introduce a trendier and sporty version to the Wagon R range called the Stingray to the Indian market. The Stingray is not exactly a brand new car and was actually launched in Japan in

Brake: Front/ Rear Disc/Drum

Fuel Tank Capacity 35 litres

2008. Owning to the success of the Wagon R, Maruti wishes to bank large numbers on this Bling brother as well. EXTERIOR The looks of the Stingray are inclined towards being more futuristic and trendy. The customer base for this vehicle is expected to be young, style conscious and on the move. At the front is a reflector grille which houses the Suzuki badge, and is lit with LEDs. Then you notice the projector headlights providing both form and function and giving an aggressive look. The Stingray gets gunmetal grey coloured alloy wheels which add to the sporty appeal. The tail lamp has been garnished

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with chrome on the sides, and also present is a rear spoiler. Looking at it you feel yes it is a Wagon R, but a leaner, cooler version of it. INTERIOR Step inside the Stingray and you are greeted with premium black upholstery and piano black inserts around. Overall it looks better than the current Wagon R inside. The steering wheels gets leather wrap and mounted controls allowing you to handle 32 / OCTOBER 2013

the audio system with ease. And yes the audio system does have USB and AUX connectivity for the portable device centric youngsters. There are a number of clubby holes and two glove boxes to hold things flapping around while you are driving. Another ease are the electrically adjustable rear view mirrors. The MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT


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passenger seat did have an under-storage compartment but it refused to open as we struggled with it. Seats are comfortable for four passengers. You get ample headroom and legroom. The boot space is sufficient to hold light luggage. However, the rear seats split 60:40 to make more room for carrying stuff if you have to. POWER AND PERFORMANCE A 1.0 litre advanced K-series engine does duty under the bonnet. This 3-cylinder engine produces 67bhp of maximum power and 90Nm of peak torque. Paired with a cable type 5-speed manual transmission, the Stingray becomes an effortless machine for travelling around city streets. By no margin is it a performance engine, but then that is not what it is meant to MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

do. It is essentially a city car and it performs at best at that. The steering is light and compact dimensions make it a treat to whoosh past traffic. Maruti claims this car can be driven 20.5 kilometres for a litre of petrol, and we believe them for that statement. The air conditioning system happens to be excellent and cools the

cabin very quickly. The slight niggles that we felt are with the built quality of certain plastics which may not last long. The top variant given to us, VXi optional, came equipped with a driver side airbag, anti-lock brakes and keyless entry with security alarm. Really at this price point Maruti is offering customers as much as they could possibly ask for. OCTOBER 2013 / 33


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Škoda Octavia Czech Pride!

Report & Photography: Abhijeet Singh

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Transmission

Max Power

Max Torque

Kerb Weight

1968cc, Direct injection Turbocharged diesel

6-speed Manual

141 bhp@ 4000rpm

320Nm@1750-3000rpm

1340kgs

Brake: Front/ Rear

Fuel Tank Capacity

Tyres: Front/ Rear

Price

Disc/Disc

50 litres

205/55 R16

Suspension Front/Rear McPherson with lower triangular links/ Compound link crank axle

16,55,000 (ex-showroom Delhi)

SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8 TSI (PETROL/AUTOMATIC) Engine

Transmission

Max Power

Max Torque

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1798cc, Direct injection Turbocharged petrol

7-speed DSG with Tiptronic

177.5 bhp@ 51006200rpm

250Nm@1250-5000rpm

1376kgs

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Fuel Tank Capacity

Tyres: Front/ Rear

Price

Disc/Disc

50 litres

205/55 R16

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aunched in 2001, the first generation Skoda Octavia was an instant hit. One look at it and you wanted one. It looked fantastic, drove well and was very comfortable. It sort of became an alternative BMW for people who could not afford one. Skoda did bring the second generation Octavia, but for reasons unknown to us renamed it Laura. And now for

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the third iteration, which we do understand as it is a big hit, the Octavia badge is back. It is now bigger, better and more beautiful than ever. Much before its official launch, Skoda brought us to the hills of Himachal Pradesh to experience the prodigal son in all its glory. EXTERIOR Now there are no doubts about

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its looks. It does look absolutely well proportioned. It has got a sharp face with a strong bonnet bulge, indicating the more powerful engine resting in there. The Skoda badge goes 3D now sitting between the new high gloss grille. The shoulders are muscular and depict strength of the body shell. The roof-line now is a bit higher and the wheelbase longer to increase cabin space. Come to the rear and you notice the rear resembles the Rapid’s rear, which is not a bad thing as it looks fine with the rest of the car. Understatement was the original Octavia’s forte, and it still holds the ground at that. INTERIOR Slip inside and you instantly feel the cabin has gone way roomier 36 / OCTOBER 2013

then the previous model. You get ample legroom and head room at the back and more in terms of width as well. The seats are very comfortable and support you all around. There are enough toys to keep you happy, such as the 5.8 inch touch screen in the middle taking care of entertainment and navigation. Then is the Climatronic 2-zone climate control with air quality sensor. The panoramic tilt/slide sunroof should keep the

kids and adults both happy. The cabin quality is better than

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before with black and beige colour theme lending an air of elegance. ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE Skoda will offer a 2.0 litre turbo diesel, 1.8 litre turbo petrol and smaller 1.4 litre turbo petrol for the new Octavia. Both manual and automatic transmissions will be on offer. We drove the 2.0 litre diesel variant with manual gearbox and the 1.8 litre petrol with the 7-speed DSG up and down the roads from Chandigarh to Shimla. The entire route gave us the opportunity to test the cars on various driving conditions which included straight highways, a few busy traffic patches and the twisting mountain trails. Well we just love the way the new Octavia dances to the driver inputs. The ride quality is excellent and handling is absolutely supple. The Octavia graciously isolates you from road surface undulations, and being very quick on the move as well. The MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

turbocharged petrol does not particularly sound brilliant at low speeds, but drop a couple of cogs and it starts to sing. It gives you a nice growling base note. The 205mm Goodyear tyres do a good job, but start to squeal their displeasure if you put your rally driver shoes on. The diesel engine is quiet tractable

and you need not shift many gears under normal driving conditions. We just love the sound isolation that Skoda has done for the Octavia, really quiet and peaceful inside. The Octavia, like all other Skoda vehicles, is a fine car. Skoda has worked on two major areas of car design, which are lightness and more power, and they have excelled in their effort. Other added achievements include more space for the passengers, and their luggage. And then are the numerous safety features to keep occupants safe. The price bracket this car sits in has a lot of competition already, but rest assured the Octavia comes with a lot of bells and whistles to justify itself. OCTOBER 2013 / 37


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Nissan Terrano XV Second Coming

Report: Abhijeet Singh, Photography: P. Tharyan & Abhijeet Singh

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issan is well known around the world for building reliable and sturdy off-road vehicles. The X-trail was their offering for the Indian market, and however nice it actually was, it never managed to capture the customers interest here. The problem it faced was that it was priced above the 20 lakh bracket and lacked visibility. For 2013 Nissan has decide to bring in another family SUV which they presume is so good that it will turn tides for them. Nissan flew us to the city of Udaipur to experience the pre-launch version before it surprises the Indian customers. EXTERIOR We land at the airport and are instantly presented with the keys for a top-of-the-line XV variant of the Terrano. The generally held belief is that this is essentially a Renault Duster with fancy new clothes. Not so. Right from the first glance we would say it is very different. Where the Duster is butch in appeal, the Terrano is more upmarket and stylish product. The bonnet flows into the split grille. Looks like an angry baby Rhino ready for a charge, less powerful than an 38 / OCTOBER 2013

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Transmission

Max Power

Max Torque

Gross Weight

1461cc, In-line 4-cylinder Turbo Diesel

6-speed Manual

108.5 bhp@ 3900rpm

248 Nm@ 2250rpm

1759-1787 kgs

Suspension: Front/Rear

Brake: Front/ Rear

Fuel Tank Capacity

Tyres: Front/ Rear

Price

Independent McPherson strut with coil spring/ Torsion beam axle

Disc/Drum

50 litres

215/65 R16

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adult one but still intimidating. The Terrano’s presence exudes strength and aggression. From the side the Terrano settles down into smooth shoulder lines and curvy wheel arches. Then are the 16inch machined alloy wheels which do look superb on this particular SUV. The rear is sportier with sharp angles and edges, a combination tail lamp and a silver diffuser at the bottom. INTERIOR Step inside and Duster owners

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are greeted with familiar surroundings, however, the catch is in the upgraded quality of the cabin. There are subtle changes here and there which improve upon the ergonomics of the switches and buttons in the cockpit. The two-tone beige and black interiors lend a classy touch to the whole cabin. The integrated 2-Din audio supports all formats and connections for your entertainment. We were particularly happy with the noise isolation that Nissan achieved with the Terrano, the cabin is very quiet indeed.

Come to the rear and rejoice for there is ample space for three passengers. The top variants also get air-conditioning vents for more comfort and they work very well. ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE Our drive from Udaipur airport led us to Devigarh Palace and back the next day. Now the driving conditions are a mix of long straights, curvy hill roads, general traffic patches in the city and few rough off-road picturesque locations. This fairly

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gave us taste of what the Terrano is like everyday. Needless to say we are impressed. The engine is punchy and gives you a fair kick, which is enough for a vehicle this size. Anymore than this and things might go uncomfortable. On open roads the Terrano pulled up to 150kmph which will be more than most customers’ requirements, and was fairly steady till then. On the curvy roads towards Kumbhalgarh the Terrano displayed its calm and poised when chucked into corners. There is a hint of body roll, but then it is a tall riding

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SUV with suspension designed for comfort and it is expected. Push too hard, and we mean really hard, and the back tends to let go. Nissan told us that they have worked on weight saving technologies to increase efficiency and drivability and we approve of their efforts. The Terrano is better to drive then its nemesis in every way. The ride quality on uneven surfaces is very composed. It gobbles away bad patches of roads and also filters away the noise as the cabin is quiet. The only concern

we had was the tire roll, which can be narrowed down to the tires. These tires are equipped to keep the costs low, but we believe this is one area where manufacturers should spend money. Imagine yourself looking at the mirror after six months of workout. It is still you, but a fitter, better version of you. That is what the Terrano is. If Nissan gets the pricing right, it is a better option than its French counterpart. It does everything you ask it to do, and it does it all effortlessly.

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KTM 390 DUKE

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arriors epitomise strength, tactics and precision. They are elite and enter the battlefield with tactical knowledge and understanding of their surroundings. If two come face to face for a battle, only one is the victor. A very skilled warrior has entered the Indian motoring battle ground. The name is Duke 390 and he hails from the kingdom of KTM. The kingdom claims he is one of the best warrior trained by them, middle-weight of course. We were given the opportunity to test his skills. We also assembled a few brave hearts from neighbouring kingdoms of Kawasaki and KTM itself. We dashed to the foothills of a laidback hamlet called Dehradun where we fought an epic battle. These hard edged warriors we are talking about are the Kawasaki Ninja 300, the KTM 200 Duke and KTM 390 Duke. Our intention was to test vehicles to report the seat-of-the-pants feeling rather than

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boring numbers. Here it’s not just about the power or cylinder layout that matters, but it is the delivery to the rider. What really matters is how much a rider can use that delivery. The KTM 390 Duke is a sensation when it comes to delivery. It is born to lead. After the three days we spent with it, it was difficult to give it back. In the right hands this is one of the quickest and sharpest machines on Indian roads. On a curvy track it would give a 600cc super sport motorcycle a run for its money. Yes, most of you will not believe in this statement, but a capable rider and the KTM 390 Duke form a ferocious combination. Most of our praise for this motorcycle is down to the arsenal that it packs. It has a 373cc single cylinder engine pumping out 43bhp of power. And because there is barely any body work the 390 weighs about 138kg (dry). This lets you hit 100kmph as quick as an Audi A7 Sportback with a MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT


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3.0 litre TFSI engine! The engine feels and sounds brawny and sonorous. You experience a shove pushing you back in the seat past 6500rpm. And it continues through all the six gears. The 200 Duke had short gearing and started to pant after 120kmph, but this thing just keeps on going leaving everything behind. You may just catch a glimpse of that in the rear view mirrors. Bring the Ninja 300 to the party and the competition gets stiffer. Both these bikes cross 160kmph and stay composed at those speeds. However the 390 edges in front of the Ninja because of the additional ponies in the Duke. Now it’s time to show the 390 some corners and what better can a place be than the curvy roads of Uttarakhand. The tight corners and elevation lets us experience the agility and torque spread of these machines. The biggest advantage with the 390 is that it comes equipped MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

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with super sticky Metzeler tyres from Germany, which needless to mention are the best there are. These tyres just would not let go off the tarmac and allow you to achieve ludicrous lean angles with ease. Even the wet weather performance is brilliant. In the wet the 200 Duke and the Ninja 300 generate wheel-spin, but the 390 Duke just grips and grips. And to add to this is the anti-lock braking system which keeps you out of trouble when you overstep the limits of adhesion. The handling is absolutely flawless. You get acres of grip, mean lean angles and lots of pace if you know how to tame it. We say tame it because it might be very stable and has an ABS, but still is might powerful and often too much to handle for an average rider. The 200 Duke is still the recommended buy if you are still learning how to get the knee down. Trust us the 200 Duke is an extremely quick bike and enough for you to train on. The 390 Duke is for the ones who have graduated from Pulsar 220s and Duke 200s and are more serious in becoming motorcyclists. It is for the ones who have respect for horse power and the laws for physics. Approach towards a corner, brake progressively, lean in and exit out feeding back the power. The 390 rewards you if you do

it right. On a circuit a rider will just shave seconds off every lap. Every corner on the 390 Duke will add to your learning and you get encouragement from the bike to go faster next time. The performance of the bike is so breathtaking that you will not even consider how it looks. Yes it looks like the 200 Duke, and yes the basic structure is the same, but put it next to a 200 and you realise that how important body colour and graphics are to the appeal of a vehicle. Both the bikes are very distinct. The orange wheels and the frame add to the racy outlook. Then is the exhaust note, the 390 has a deeper and louder note which instantly sets it apart. The only issue that you have to deal with is the heating engine, which is expected from a 373cc single. At the end of the day the victor is decided, the KTM 390 Duke takes away all the glory. It is extremely good fun to ride, very quick and now also has the strong top end which the little brother lacked. And as a bonus will go 33km to a litre on being light on the throttle. The KTM 390 Duke is one of the quickest and most agile motorcycles on our roads. It dominates the competition without even breaking sweat. Remember what the Sun Tzu teaches? “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting�.

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Max Power

Max Torque

Dry Weight

373cc, Single Cylinder, water-cooled, 4 stroke

6 speed Manual, claw shifted

43 bhp@9500rpm

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300mm Disc/ 230mm Disc

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In the midst of a wet spell in Kerala

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he year 2013 has been a bit wet for travel. Monsoons played havoc in Uttarakhand in North India, so much so that hundreds perished in landslides and flash floods. In New Delhi, streets were flooded with motorists stuck in heavy jams across the city. It was in such times that I decided to pack bags and leave for Kerala in South India. Monsoons had already entered Kerala and I knew that it would be a wet holiday for me in the back waters of Alleppey. As my plane shuddered and tossed while darting through

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thick black clouds, I could see a wet landscape from the window seat of my plane. Thankfully, the Kochi International Airport was not flooded. The rains had stopped as we stepped out of the airport with our luggage. A gleaming white Mahindra XUV500 awaited us. I had asked my good friend Mohan Nair from Mahindra & Mahindra to spare me a vehicle for a few days. He obliged with no fuss at all. An XUV500 is an ideal vehicle for a place like Kerala and a weather so wet. My family accompanying me heaved a sigh of relief once we were settled

inside the vehicle. With a 200mm road clearance level and large enough tyres, I was extremely confident that this Mahindra vehicle would take us to our destination safely. For the next three days, the Mahindra XUV500 not only carried us across the pot holed and flooded roads of Kerala, but also ensured that we experienced a very comfortable

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The Citrus Retreat

journey. After having dropped the driver on the way, I took to the wheels of the XUV500 and drove for the next hour or so towards the Citrus Backwaters Spa Retreat in Alleppey. As we drove on the highway towards Alleppey, the rains came thundering down. But that did not deter us. The retreat is around 88km from the airport and the journey took us a couple of hours. We drove slowly and carefully. As we reached the Citrus Retreat, the roads had virtually vanished and all I could see was water. It was as if I was driving through a stream. I could see vehicles stranded by the side of the road with water filling up inside them. For a moment I panicked a wee bit. But minutes later I had crossed the trouble spot and had reached 50 / OCTOBER 2013

the parking area of the Citrus Retreat. CITRUS RETREAT IN ALLEPPEY Alleppey is a picturesque town with canals, backwaters, beaches and lagoons. This place is known for its popular Snake Boat Race. It is among the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala. Foreign tourists also flock here for a holiday. The Citrus Retreat is located in the midst of the backwaters and is a one-of-a-kind standalone retreat. In fact, from the retreat all one can see is water and the frequent passing of huge house boats, almost all of them air-conditioned and carrying tourists from across the country and abroad. We had booked into

a suite that was large enough to accommodate a family with two children. But the rains had left everything around a bit too damp and uninviting. Built typically on the European model, the bathrooms were open without roofs. It was obvious that this model is a complete failure during such seasons. I spotted chameleons and other creatures that had entered the dry confines, near my room. It made me terribly uncomfortable. We requested the front office to shift us to a room on the first floor. An apologetic general manager did that promptly. “This year the rains have been heavy and we have been taken by surprise,� he told me. I was not impressed. I felt the European model was not an ideal structure to be built in hot and humid MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT


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Kerala where creatures of all kinds are found throughout the year. Though our exquisite villa had an open bath and a private swimming pool, I opted for the first floor. I did not want to swim in a pool with chameleons as company! The two nights I spent at Alleppey was an experience worth treasuring. Apart from the refreshing view of the lake and the unending paddy fields, we were bowled over by the delectable cuisine. Sea food, Kerala chicken dishes and a whole host of other vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes ensured that all of us had no reasons to complain. The evening was spent relaxing with Ayurvedic massages and boat rides. After checking out of the MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

Citrus, I drove towards the town of Thiruvalla for a night’s stay. It was in this small and prosperous town that I once owned a palatial house. As a kid I used to visit this place almost every Christmas holiday to see my grandparents. After nourishing my nostalgic memories, it was time to head back to the Kochi airport. I was to meet the driver on the way back so that he could drop us to the airport and take the car back to the Mahindra dealership. Like a typical Keralitie, he wanted to impress me with his driving skills. He was aware that I was a motoring

Villa with attached pool

journalist. He wanted to prove that he was a shade better than my breed. He drove fast and somewhere on a lonely stretch we were spotted by a Kerala traffic speed radar gun. I paid up the fine while our man drove on with a sheepish look. The XUV500 did not let us down, despite the rains and pot holes that Kerala had to offer with all its natural beauty! OCTOBER 2013 / 51


CAR PRICES Company

UPTO ` 7 LAKHS

FIAT

Model Grande Punto Fiesta Classic

FORD

Figo Eco Sport Beat

GM

Spark Sail U-VA

HONDA

HYUNDAI

MAHINDRA REVA

MARUTI SUZUKI

Sail (Sedan) Enjoy Brio Amaze i10 (1.1l) i10 1.2L Kappa Grand i10 (1.2 Kappa) Grand i10 (1.1 2nd Gen ) i20 Eon Santro Xing E-20 Alto 800 Alto K10 A-Star (MT/ AT) Omni WagonR Ritz Swift Gypsy King Eeco (5/7 Seater) Ertiga(LXi) Swift Dzire

MAHINDRA

NISSAN RENAULT

Verito Verito Vibe Quanto Micra MT/AT Micra Active Sunny (XE) Pulse Indica eV2 Indigo eCS

TATA MOTORS

Manza Manza Club Class Nano Vista Vista 1.4 90PS Vista D90 Venture Etios Liva

TOYOTA

`7-20 LAKH

VOLKSWAGEN

Etios Liva Sportivo Etios (sedan) Polo

Grande Punto FIAT

Linea

FORCE MOTORS FORD

Linea T Jet Force One Fiesta Classic

52 / OCTOBER 2013

Price ( in lakh)

Fuel

Fuel efficiency

Engine

P/D/CNG/LPG

kmpl/kmpkg

cc

Min

Max

Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol/LPG Diesel Petrol/LPG Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol (MT/AT) Petrol (MT/AT) Petrol/LPG Petrol (MT/AT) Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol/LPG Petrol/CNG Electric Petrol/CNG Petrol Petrol Petrol/LPG Petrol/ CNG / LPG Petrol (MT/AT) Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol/CNG Petrol Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol/LPG Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel

15.2 20.3 13.9 15.6 20 15.6 18.61/13.3 25.44 18/18 18.2 22.1 18.2 13.7 18.4/16.5 18/15.5 19.81/NA 20.36/16.95 18.9 24 18.5 21.9 21.1/21.1 17.92/11.88 NA 22.7/30.46 20.2 19/16.98 14.7/10.9 20.51/NA/NA 18.5 /17.16 23.2 18.6 22.9 11.96 15.10/20 16.02 19.1 23.4 14.4 20.8 17.21 18.44/19.34 23.08 18.06 16.95 18.06 16.84/NA 25 15.64 25 13.7 21 25.34 16.7 13.7 22.3 21.12 15.42 17.71 23.59 NA 16.78 17.24 22.07

1172 1248 1596 1196 1399 1499 1199 936 995 1199 1248 1199 1399 1198 1198 1086 1197 1197 1086 1200 1396 814 1086 NA 796 998 998 796 998 1197 1248 1197 1248 1298 1196 1373 1197 1248 1390 1461 1493 1198 1461 1198 1498 1198 1193 1396 1193 1396 1368 1248 624 1172 1368 1248 1248 1405 1197 1364 1496 1496 1198 1199

5.66 6.47 6.29 4.41 5.56 6.75 4.31 5.26 3.68 4.64 5.88 5.50 6.05 4.81 5.84 4.16 4.90 4.77 5.83 5.37 6.70 3.18 3.35 6.44 2.77 3.58 4.23 2.77 3.98 4.79 6.04 4.97 6.22 6.48 3.42 6.57 5.43 6.65 6.07 6.30 6.63 5.28 6.63 3.89 6.93 4.95 3.73 4.72 5.35 5.99 6.35 6.75 1.73 4.65 6.12 5.79 6.75 5.11 4.92 6.33 6.91 5.99 5.49 6.96

5.97 6.53 6.29 6.11 6.70 6.79 5.18 6.15 4.27 6.22 6.58 6.47 6.11 6.16 6.61 4.74 6.06 6.08 6.51 6.54 6.70 4.31 4.37 6.75 4.01 3.76 5.21 3.07 5.39 5.81 6.60 6.35 6.67 6.86 4.59 6.57 6.15 6.65 6.17 6.58 6.63 5.96 6.63 5.19 6.93 6.33 4.59 5.54 5.90 6.64 6.92 6.75 2.49 5.52 6.61 6.50 6.75 6.35 6.57 6.63 6.91 6.58 6.81 6.96

Petrol (1.4) Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol

14.8 20.3 14.2 19.93 15.7 11.6 13.9

1368 1248 1368 1248 1368 2149 1596

7.78 7.42 8.19 9.49 8.78 12.46 7.18

7.84 8.60 9.30 11.06 10.16 12.55 7.95

MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT


CAR PRICES Company

Model

`7-20 LAKH

Fiesta (MT/AT) FORD

Eco Sport

Cruze (MT/AT) Tavera Neo3 Sail U-VA Sail (Sedan)

GM

Enjoy Brio City (MT/AT) HONDA Amaze

HYUNDAI

i10 1.2L Kappa Grand i10 (1.1 2nd Gen ) i20 (MT) i20 (AT) i20 (MT) Verna

Elantra

MAHINDRA

Bolero Quanto Scorpio Thar (4X2) Verito Verito Vibe Xylo XUV500 Ertiga

MARUTI SUZUKI

Ertiga Green Swift (Zdi) Swift Dzire (MT/AT) SX4 (MT/AT) Kizashi (MT/CVT) Ritz Micra

NISSAN

Sunny

PREMIER

Evalia Rio Duster Scala

RENAULT

SKODA

MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

Scala CVT Pulse Fluence Laura (Normal/RS) Laura (MT/AT) (AT) Octavia 1.4 TSI 1.8 TSI 2.0 TDI MT 2.0 TDI AT Rapid (MT/AT)

Price ( in lakh)

Fuel

Fuel efficiency

Engine

P/D/CNG/LPG

kmpl/kmpkg

cc

Min

Max

Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol (MT/AT) Petrol Petrol+CNG Petrol (MT/AT) Diesel Petrol (MT/AT) Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Petrol (1.4) Petrol (1.6) MT/AT Diesel (1.4) Diesel (1.6) MT/AT Petrol (MT/AT) Diesel (MT/AT) Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel CNG Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol/CNG Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel

20 17/16.97 23.5 10.1 15.6 22.7 17.30/14.39 12.2 22.1 18.2 22.1 13.7 18.2 18.4/16.5 16.5/15.6 NA 18/15.5 25.8 20.36/16.95 24 15 15 21.9 17.43 17.01/15.74 23.5 22.32/19.08 16.3/14.3 22.7/19.1 15.96 17.21 12.05 18.06 21.03 20.8 14.2 15.3 15.1 16.02 20.77 22.8 22.9 19.1/17.4 23.4 16.51/ 22.1 21.79 12.45/12.53 23.2 18.44/19.34 23.08 16.95 21.1 19.3 12.5 23.75 13.24 20.64/19 16.95 21.64 17.97 23.08 13.4 21.8 13.8/13.4 20/18.3 14.6 16.81 14.72 20.61 19.28 15.42/14.4 20.54

1399 1499 1498 999 1499 1498 1991 2000 1248 1199 1248 1399 1248 1198 1497 1497 1198 1498 1197 1086 1400 1400 1396 1396 1591 1396 1582 1797 1582 2523 1493 2179 2523 1461 1461 2179 2498 2179 1373 1248 1373 1248 1197 1248 1586 1248 2393 1248 1198 1461 1498 1461 1461 1173 1248 1598 1461 1498 1461 1498 1461 1997 1461 1798 1968 1798 1390 1798 1968 1968 1598 1598

7.99 8.44 10.67 9.64 7.98 8.40 16.29 8.40 7.67 7.26 7.20 7.12 7.72 7.14 8.35 10.41 7.85 7.31 7 7.35 7.23 8.80 7.62 8.26 9.31 9.80 10.97 14.53 15.31 7.86 7.81 9.76 8.17 7.29 7.48 9.88 8.90 14.34 7.53 8.45 7.35 7.89 7.26 7.63 8.31 9.41 19.25 7.28 7.19 7.34 8.19 9.54 10.01 7.30 8.09 9.08 10.02 8.15 9.52 10.27 7.08 17.69 16.07 16.80 17.15 17.93 13.95 (EX) 18.25 (EX) 15.55 (EX) 17.55 (EX) 7.87 9.67

9.19 11.55 12.20 10.10 10.13 11.11 18.72 10.51 7.67 7.26 8.60 7.87 9.18 7.18 12.40 11.06 8.87 9.16 7.04 7.40 7.72 8.80 8.75 8.26 11.70 10.66 13.48 17.05 18.71 8.62 8.92 14.15 8.17 8.85 7.48 12.97 11.63 17.36 8.43 9.92 8.21 7.89 7.60 8.57 9.92 11.12 19.25 7.28 7.19 8.14 9.71 11.09 12.12 7.62 8.41 10.47 14.38 9.01 11.10 11.27 7.84 17.69 17.94 18.88 19.18 17.93 14.95 (EX) 18.25 (EX) 16.55 (EX) 19.45 (EX) 10.60 11.19

OCTOBER 2013 / 53


CAR PRICES Company

`7-20 LAKH

SKODA

Model Yeti (2WD/4wd) Aria (2WD/4WD) Grande MK-II Indigo CS eVX Manza Manza Club Class

TATA MOTORS

Safari (4x2/4x4) Safari Storme (4x2/4x4) Sumo Gold Vista 1.4 90PS (GZX) Vista D90 Xenon XT (4X2/4x4) Vista D90 Winger Etios Liva Etios (sedan)

TOYOTA

Corolla Altis Innova

VOLKSWAGEN

Polo Polo SR Polo GT TSI Polo GT TDI Cross Polo Vento (MT/AT) Jetta (MT)

`20-30 Lakh

Fuel efficiency

Engine

kmpl/kmpkg

cc

Min

Max

Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel (Aqua/Aura) Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel

17.7/17.67 13.7/13.5 13.55 25 13.7 21.12/21.02 13 21 14.34/13.93 14/13 14.07 13.7 22.3 21.12 13.49/13.49 21.12 10.71 23.59 16.78 23.59 14.53/15.22 21.45 9 11.4 22.07 16.27 17.2 19.78 22.07 15.04/14.4 20.54 NA 19.39

1968 2179 2179 1396 1368 1248 1368 1248 2179 2179 2956 1368 1248 1248 2179 1248 1948 1364 1496 1364 1794 1364 1998 2495 1199 1198 1198 1598 1199 1598 1598 1398 1968

17.26 12.11 10.32 7.02 7.30 7.06 7.05 7.59 9.95 12.24 7.23 7.35 7.43 7.51 11.50 7.86 8.63 7.29 7.29 7.62 13.50 14.47 11.85 12.94 7.07 7.14 8.95 8.08 (ex) 8.83 8.25 9.67 15.58 17.52

19.52 17.66 10.32 7.19 8.14 9.38 8.57 10.12 16.04 16.68 8.58 7.35 7.43 7.90 13.07 7.86 9.39 7.52 7.96 9.28 18.23 18.33 15.82 17.09 8.15 7.14 8.95 8.08 (ex) 8.83 11.01 11.35 15.83 19.23

19.23 17 16.28 20.58 14.79 18.88 13.1 11.4 14/11.6 12.80/11.70 10.2

1968 1995 1598 1995 1997 1995 2499 2953 1991 2354 3471

29.52 28.60 23.45 25.60 29.80 29.90 23.26 24.96 27.29 23.28 30.81

29.52 28.60 23.45 25.60 29.80 29.90 23.26 27.02 29.81 24.18 30.81

13.7/13.7

1997

23.53

24.73

GM

Endeavour (4X2 MT) Endeavour (4X2/4X4 AT) Captiva (MT/AT) Accord (MT/AT)-2.4L Accord AT-3.5L V6

Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Petrol

HONDA

CR-V 2.0 (MT/AT)

Petrol

AUDI

Q3 S X1 1-Series

BMW 3-Series FORD

HYUNDAI MAHINDRA MARUTI SUZUKI

MERCEDES BENZ

MINI

MITSUBISHI NISSAN RENAULT SKODA

54 / OCTOBER 2013

Price ( in lakh)

Fuel P/D/CNG/LPG

CR-V 2.4 (AT/ with 4WD)

Petrol

12

2354

26.47

28.27

Santa Fe MT (2WD &MT/4WD&AT

Diesel

14.66/11.72

2199

27.17

29.64

Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel

13.8/13 12.4/11.1 12.45/12.53 10.4/9.24 15.5 20.06 14.91 18.98 15.64 15.71 13.48 16.57 10.3 12.8 11.07 14.42/13.29 13.7 20/18.3 17.7/17.67 13.14/13.67 17.2/17.16

2359 2696 2393 2393 1595 2143 1595 2143 1598 1598 1598 1995 2360 2477 2496 1995 1995 1968 1968 1798 1968

21.38 22.22/24.80 20.40 25.59 26.96 26.75 25.29 28.88 26.60 (ex) 29.90 (ex) 23.70 (ex) 25.90 (ex) 22.37 26.89 24.99 26.67 28.27 20.62 21.43 20.67 26.30

23.73 22.22/24.80 20.40 27.75 27.51 27.31 29.77 29.45 26.60 (ex) 29.90 (ex) 23.70 (ex) 29.40 (ex) 22.37 26.89 29.36 29.62 28.27 22.46 21.43 24.49 28.37

Sonata (MT/AT) Ssangyong Rexton W Kizashi (MT/CVT) Grand Vitara (MT/AT) A-Class B-Class B-180 Cooper Cooper S One Countryman Cooper D Countryman Outlander Pajero Sport Teana X-Trail (MT/AT) Koleos (AT) Laura (AT) Yeti (4wd) Superb (MT/AT

MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT


CAR PRICES Company

`30-60 Lakh

Fuel efficiency

Engine

kmpl/kmpkg

cc

Min

Max

Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel

12.1 NA/NA 19.39/16.36 NA/18.33 15.64 16.55 17.11 10.4 16.66 11.72 15.72 NA 14.6 10.34 10.36 17 20.58 14.79 18.88 11.7 11.62 18.48 16.73 NA NA

2494 2982 1968 1968 1798 1968 1968 2773 1968 1984 1968 1984 1968 2995 3189 1995 1995 1997 1995 2497 2996 1995 2993 2497 1995

28.32 26.32 21.21 25.71 33.34 32.89 31.74 (ex) 47.99 44.08 33.30 34.02 52.32 53.84 55.60 56.99 33.40 30.10 39.50 33.90 41.50

28.60 28.21 22.20 29.45 38.21 41.64 31.74 (ex) 55.41 57.39 41.08 41.98 57.59 59.40 57.95 56.99 33.40 34 39.50 33.90 41.50

42.10 45.50 40.60

42.10 54.50 52.30

Santa Fe MT (2WD &MT/4WD&AT

Diesel

14.66/11.72

2199

30.74

30.74

XF Freelander2 C-Class 200 CGI 250 CDI 220 CDI E200 CGI Avantgarde E250 CDI E 250 Limited Edition E220 E-350 Coupe M-Class ML-250 Cooper Convertible Cooper S Countryman Montero (MT/AT) X-Trail (AT) Prius Camry Hybrid Passat (AT) S60 D4 Kinetic S60 D4 Summum S60 D5 Summum

Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Hybrid (Petrol-Electric) Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel

NA NA 11.74 14.94 14.84 13.8 14.21 14.21 NA 10.93 14.8 15.64 14.02 NA/11.56 13.29 23.91 19.16 18.33 NA NA 20.4

2179 2179 1796 2143 2143 1991 2143 2143 NA 3498 2143 1598 1598 3200 1995 1798 2494 1968 1984 1984 2400

54.26 43.31 36.47 40.74 33.76 45.70 51.82 51.58 50.76 55.44 57.82 32.50 (ex) 34.20 (ex) 51.47 31.77 33.61 34.26 31.74 31.65 35.66 39.10

54.26 53.05 37.23 42.37 40.46 47.12 55.80 57.82 50.76 56.94 57.82 32.50 (ex) 37.50 (ex) 51.47 31.77 36.08 34.26 31.74 31.65 35.66 39.10

S80 D4 Summum S80 D5 Summum

Diesel Diesel

NA 13.3

1984 2400

42.94 47.23

42.94 47.23

XC60 D4 Kinetic XC60 D4 Summum XC60 D5

Diesel Diesel Diesel

14 14 10.2

1984 1984 2400

43.79 48.37 52.40

43.79 48.37 52.40

Camry (AT) Fortuner (MT/AT) Jetta (MT/AT) Passat (MT/AT) A4

TOYOTA VOLKSWAGEN

A6 Q3

AUDI

Q5 S4 TT X1 1-Series 3-Series 5-Series

BMW

X3 HYUNDAI JAGUAR LAND ROVER

MERCEDES BENZ

MINI MITSUBISHI NISSAN TOYOTA VOLKSWAGEN

VOLVO

XC 90 D5

Diesel

8.4

2400

55.84

55.84

V 40 D3 Cross Country

Diesel

16.81

1984

32.90

32.90

Company

`60 Lakh-1 Crore

Price ( in lakh)

Fuel P/D/CNG/LPG

Model

AUDI

MOTOWN INDIA SUPPLEMENT

Model A4 A6 A7 Q5

Q7

Price ( in lakh/Crore)

Fuel

Fuel efficiency

Engine

P/D/CNG/LPG

kmpl/kmpkg

cc

Min

Max

Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel

14.94 13.88 NA NA 14.6 12.19 10.1 12.62

2967 2967 2967 1984 1968 2967 4134 2967

60.63 62.05 93.28 60.12 61.81 65.43

63.03 69.64 93.28 60.12 61.81 67.83

65.77

81.78

OCTOBER 2013 / 55


CAR PRICES

`60 Lakh-1 Crore

Company

AUDI

BMW

Fuel

Fuel efficiency

Engine

P/D/CNG/LPG

kmpl/kmpkg

cc

370Z (MT/AT) Boxster S

Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol V8 Diesel SV6 Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol

12.62 NA NA NA NA 9.52 14.49 8 11.7 NA NA 10.37 13.53 NA 13.53 8.14 NA 10.93 8.7 16 10.1 NA NA 10.13 NA NA 8.8

2967 4163 3993 2993 2993 2993 2993 4395 2993 4395 2993 2979 2993 5000 2993 2179 NA 3498 2987 2987 3498 2987 2987 3498 2987 3696 3436

Cayenne Tiptronic Cayenne Cayenne S Hybrid Cayenne S Land Cruiser Prado Phaeton Touareg

Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel

9.9 7.2 8.2 10.5 11.13 NA 8.7

3598 2967 2995 4806 3956 3600 2967

Model Q7 PI RS5 Coupe S6 Gran Turismo 3-Series 330d Convertible 6-Series 640d Coupe’ 7-Series X5 X6 Z4 XF

Jaguar Land Rover

Mercedes Benz

Nissan

Porsche

Toyota Volkswagen

`1 Crore & above

Company Aston Martin

Audi

Bentley

BMW

56 / OCTOBER 2013

Range Rover Evoque E350 Avantgarde E-Class 350 Cabriolet M-Class ML-350 R-350CDi 4Matic SLK-Class 350 GL 350 CDI GL 350 CDI Launch Edition S-Class

Price ( in lakh/Crore) Min

Max

64.22 79.88 95.28 (ex) 95.28 (ex) 85.99 (ex) 85.99 (ex) 88.70 88.70 79.40 79.40 95.80 95.80 92.90 92.90 78.20 78.20 68 lakh(ex) 68 lakh (ex) 96.70 96.70 78.9lakh (ex) 78.9 lakh (ex) 67.50 67.50 60.97 60.97 89.82 89.82 lakh 63.26 60.82 86.61 70.07 82.89 93.58 81.72 89.58 93.97 97.93 63.58 lakh 89.44 (ex)

73.41 60.82 93.46 70.07 82.89 97.09 81.72 89.58 93.97 97.93 64.71 lakh 89.44 (ex)

69.98 (ex) 77.81 (ex) 89.46 (ex) 98.16 (ex) 89.02 87 68.20

69.98 (ex) 77.81 (ex) 89.46 (ex) 98.16 (ex) 89.02 87 68.20

Price ( in Crore)

Fuel

Fuel efficiency

Engine

P/D/CNG/LPG

kmpl/kmpkg

cc

Min

Max

Vanquish

Petrol

NA

6000

4.28 (ex)

4.28+ (ex)

V8 Vantage (Coupe & Roadster)

Petrol

NA

4735

2 (ex)

2.2+(ex)

Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 10.1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 8.93 NA NA NA 18.18 9.52 7.94 7.94 NA

5935 5935 5935 5935 5935 4163 5998 2967 4163 4134 4163 4163 5204 5204 5204 6761 5998 5998 6750 5998 3999 4395 4999 4999 2993 2993 4395 4395 NA

2.71 (ex) 2.48 (ex) 2.9 (ex) 3.5 (ex) 2.9 (ex) 1.41 1.94 1.05 1.39

2.71+ (ex) 2.8+ (ex) 3.11+(ex) 3.8+ (ex) 3.11+ (ex) 1.41 1.94 1.20 1.39

1.07 1.72 2.02 2.22 2.34 3.5 (ex) 1.65 (ex) 2.9 (ex) 2 (ex-) 3.01 (Ex) 1 1.16 1.64 1.53 1.03 1.09 1.18 1.06 1.15

1.07 1.72 2.02 2.22 2.34 3.5 (ex) 2.5 (ex) 2.9 (ex) 2 (ex-) 3.01 (Ex) 1 1.16 1.64 1.53 1.03 1.09 1.18 1.06 1.15

Model

V12 Vantage DB9 (Coupe & Volante) Virage (Coupe & Volante) DBS (Coupe & Volante) Rapide A8

Q7 RS5 R8 V8 Coupe R8 V10 Coupe R8 V10 Spyder R8 V10 Plus Azure T Continental Continental GT Speed Mulsanne Flying Spur M3 Convertible M5 M6 Convertible M6 Coupe 640d Gran Coupe 6-Series 640d Covertible 6-Series 650i Convertible 6-Series 650i Coupe 6-Series 650i Gran Coupe

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CAR PRICES Fuel efficiency

Engine

kmpl/kmpkg

cc

Min

Max

8.77 8.45 7.69 NA NA NA NA 4 NA NA 10.5 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 7.81 NA NA 5 NA NA 9 9.2 9.5 9.7 9.3 9.5 9.9 10

4799 4000 5972 7993 4297 4497 5999 6262 1999 2995 2993 5000 5000 2993 5000 5000 2995 5000 6498 4961 6498 5000 3628 4999 2993 4367 2993 4244 4691 4691 4244 4691 5461 2987 3498 6208 5461 5461 3436 3436 3800 3800 3436 3436 3800 3800

1.29 1.12 1.73 17 (ex) 2.2 (ex) 2.5 (ex) 3.5 (ex) 3.4 (ex) 1.30 1.45 1.44 2.11 2.45 2.38 1.11 1.54 1.58 1.85 4 (ex) 2 (ex) 4.77 (ex) 1.44 1.12 2.61 1.84 2.49 1.20 1.2 (ex)

1.29 1.12 1.73 17 (ex) 2.2 (ex) 2.5 (ex) 3.5 (ex) 3.4 (ex) 1.34 1.49 1.55 2.14 2.47 2.40 1.11 2.11 1.58 1.85 4 (ex) 2.5 (ex) 4.77 (ex) 1.44 1.31 2.65 2.12 2.63 1.28 1.3 (ex)

1.4 (ex) 1.2 (ex)

1.4 (ex) 1.4 (ex)

S-Class S500L BE S 350 CLS Class 350BE C (63 AMG) G-Class (G63 AMG) E63 AMG 911 Carrera 911 Carrera Cabriolet 911 Carrera S 911 Carrera S Cabriolet 911 Carrera 4 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet 911 Carrera 4S 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Diesel Petrol RV8 Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol

1.23 1.12 1.05 1.04 1.92 1.29 (ex) 1.28 (ex) 1.46 (ex) 1.50 (ex) 1.67 (ex) 1.38 (ex) 1.56 (ex) 1.60 (ex) 1.77 (ex)

1.23 1.12 1.09 1.06 1.92 1.29 (ex) 1.28 (ex) 1.46 (ex) 1.50 (ex) 1.67 (ex) 1.38 (ex) 1.56 (ex) 1.60 (ex) 1.77 (ex)

Cayenne S Cayenne GTS Cayenne Turbo Cayenne Turbo S

Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol

8.3 10.7 11.5 11.5

4134 4806 4806 4806

1 (ex) 1.14 (ex) 1.58 (ex) 2.08 (ex)

1 (ex) 1.14 (ex) 1.58 (ex) 2.08 (ex)

Panamera Panamera Panamera 4 Panamera S Panamera 4S Panamera GTS Panamera Turbo Panamera Turbo S Ghost Phantom Series II Land Cruiser 200

Diesel Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel

6.5 9.3 9.6 10.5 10.8 10.9 11.5 11.5 6.5 NA NA

2967 3605 3605 4806 4806 4806 4806 4806 6592 6749 4461

1.13 (ex) 1.13 (ex) 1.19 (ex) 1.37 (ex) 1.44 (ex) 1.57 (ex) 1.98 (ex) 2.45 (ex) 2.6 (ex) 4.5 (ex) 1.35

1.13 (ex) 1.13 (ex) 1.19 (ex) 1.37 (ex) 1.44 (ex) 1.57 (ex) 1.98 (ex) 2.45 (ex) 2.6 (ex) 4.5 (ex) 1.35

Model

`1 Crore & above

7-Series BMW Bugati Ferrari

Veyron California 458 Italia 599 GTB Fiorano FF XJ

Jaguar

XJ Ultimate XF XKR F-TYPE Lamborghini

Aventador Gallardo Aventador Roadster Range Rover Sport

Land Rover

Range Rover

Discovery4 Gran Turismo

Maserati

GranCabrio Quattroporte Mercedes Benz

Porsche

Price ( in Crore)

Fuel P/D/CNG/LPG

Company

Rolls Royce Toyota

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BIKE PRICES Fuel efficiency

Engine

kmpl

cc

Min

Max

Platina Discover 4G HF Dawn HF Deluxe Splendor Passion Pro Passion X-Pro Kine XL Super Scooty Pep+ Scooty Streak Scooty Teenz Star Sport

90 80 80 80 81 79 60 63.25 NA 65.6 65.6 56.7 83.9

99.3 94.3 97.2 97.2 97.2 97.2 109.1 71.5 69.9 87.8 87.8 59.9 99.7

0.44 0.50 0.40 0.43 0.49 0.50 0.52 0.40 0.33 0.48 0.50 0.37 0.47

0.44 0.50 0.40 0.47 0.52 0.56 0.57 0.40 0.33 0.49 0.50 0.37 0.51

Discover 125 DT-Si Discover 125 ST Discover 100T Discover 125 T Pleasure Maestro Super Splendor Glamour Glamour PGM-FI Ignitor Dio Dream Yuga Dream Neo Activa Activa I Aviator CB Twister CB Shine CBF Stunner FI Duro Duro DZ Flyte Rodeo RZ Pantero Centuro Swish Access 125 Slingshot Hayate Wego Jupiter Star City 110 Phoenix Jive Crux Ss YBR 110 YBR 125 Ray Ray Z

82 72 87 77.1 NA NA 83.1 81.1 NA 52.4 60 74 74 60 60 60 85.7 74.7 NA 57.18 58 40 56.3 79.4 85.4 51 50.22 68.5 72 64.6 67 83.9 67 82 75.74 NA 70.03 71.5 52 52

124.6 124.6 100 124.6 102 109 124.7 124.7 124.8 124.7 109 110 109 109 109 109 109 124.6 124.7 125 124.6 124.6 124.6 106.7 106.7 125 124 124 112.8 109.7 110 109.7 125 109.7 106 125 106 125 113 113

0.56 0.63 0.55 0.59 0.47 0.51 0.56 0.58 0.70 0.62 0.49 0.49 0.47 0.52 0.49 0.53 0.49 0.53 0.62 0.48 0.53 0.48 0.56 0.53 0.45 (ex) 0.56 0.54 0.57 0.47 0.55 0.50 0.49 0.57 0.54 0.48 0.62 0.58 0.66 0.61 0.63

0.58 0.63 0.55 0.62 0.47 0.51 0.56 0.60 0.70 0.64 0.49 0.53 0.52 0.52 0.49 0.59 0.57 0.60 0.62 0.48 0.53 0.48 0.56 0.54 0.45 (ex) 0.56 0.54 0.59 0.49 0.58 0.50 0.52 0.60 0.54 0.48 0.62 0.59 0.66 0.61 0.63

Discover 150 DT-Si Pulsar 135LS Pulsar 150 Achiever CBZ Xtreme Hunk Impulse

72.3 68.1 62.1 68 65.1 65.1 55

144.8 134.6 149 149.1 149.2 149.2 149.2

0.60 0.67 0.77 0.65 0.76 0.75 0.78

0.60 0.67 0.77 0.65 0.79 0.78 0.78

CB Unicorn

62.2

149.1

0.72

0.72

HMSI

CB Unicorn Dazzler

62.2

149.1

0.74

0.75

PIAGGIO

CBR 150R CB Trigger Vespa LX125 Vespa VX 125 GS 150R YZF-R15

NA 60 62 60 55.7 46.83

149.4 149.4 125 125 149.5 149.8

1.32 0.75 0.76 0.80 0.74 1.34

1.34 0.85 0.76 0.80 0.74 1.37

UPTO 100CC UPTO 100CC

Company BAJAJ AUTO HERO MOTOCORP

MAHINDRA 2 WHEELERS TVS

101-125CC

BAJAJ AUTO

HERO MOTOCORP

HMSI

MAHINDRA 2 WHEELERS

SUZUKI

TVS

YAMAHA

126-150 CC

BAJAJ AUTO

HERO MOTOCORP

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Model

Price (in Lakhs)

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BIKE PRICES Company

151-250 CC

BAJAJ AUTO HERO MOTOCORP HMSI HYOSUNG KTM TVS YAMAHA

250 CC & ABOVE

Fuel efficiency

Engine

kmpl

cc

Min

Max

Pulsar 180 DT-Si Pulsar 200NS Pulsar 220 Avenger 220 Karizma Karizma ZMR CBR 250R GT 250R KTM Duke 200 Apache RTR 160 Apache RTR 180 SZ FZ Fazer

58.1 58 54.2 49.8 48.5 51 30 28 NA NA NA 62.4 14.88 50.81

178.6 200 220 219.98 223 223 249.6 249 199.5 159.7 177.4 153 153 153

0.80 0.97 0.93 0.88 0.89 1.11 1.72 3.15 1.46 0.79 0.84 0.70 0.89 0.97

0.80 0.97 0.93 0.88 0.89 1.11 2.12 3.15 1.46 0.82 0.96 0.78 0.95 1

Monster 796 Monster 1100 Hypermortard796 Hypermortard 1100 GT 1000 Multistrada Streetfighter 848 1199 Diavel Fat Bob 883 Super Low Iron 883 XL 883L Sportster XL 1200L Nightster XR 1200X Street Bob Super Glide Custom Fat Boy Heritage Softail Classic Night Rod Special Road King Street Glide Ultra Classic Electra Guide CB1000 R CB1000RR VFR1200F VT 1300 CX GT 650R 2013 Edition Aquila Pro ST7 Ninja 300 Ninja 650R Ninja ZX 14R Ninja ZX 10R KTM Duke 390 Bullet 350 Bullet 500 Electra Twinspark Thunderbird TB 500CC Classic 350 Classic 500 Desert Storm Classic- Chrome GSX-R1000 Bandit 1250S Hayabusa Intruder (1800) Intruder (800) YZF-R1 MT-01 VMAX

12 25 15-18 NA 21.7 NA 20 12 45 10 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 24 NA NA NA NA NA 53.4 NA 53.4 NA NA 53.4 53.4 39.35 39.35 15 75.47 NA NA NA 14 NA 11.48

803 1078 803 1078 1092 1198 1099 849.4 1198.4 1198 1585 883 883 883 1202 1202 1585 1585 1690 1690 1247 1690 1690 1802 998 999 1237 1312 650 647 678 296 649 1441 998 373 346 499 346 346 500 346 499 499 499 999 1670 1340 1783 800 998 1670 1679

9.42 12.9 10.93 14.89 13 20.1 21.83 15.18 24.66 20.47 12.8 7 9 7.65 10.1 12.1 10.1 11.65 19.45 20.45 19.8 22.75 24.5 35-37 12.92 16.63 19.26 15.30 4.8 (ex) 5 (ex) 6.5 3.87 5.53 16.90 (ex) 15.70 (ex) 2.01 1.07 1.55 1.20 1.38 1.77 1.27 1.63 1.66 1.73 16.62 11.39 15.22 16.61 10.56 15 12 22.03

9.42 16 10.93 14.89 13 22 21.83 15.18 24.66 25.1 13 7 9 9 11.1 13 10.3 11.9 20 21 20 22.75 24.5 35-37 13.11 16.90 19.26 15.30 4.8 (ex) 5 (ex) 6.5 3.87 5.53 16.90 (ex) 15.70 (ex) 2.01 1.07 1.55 1.20 1.38 1.77 1.27 1.63 1.66 1.73 17.17 11.39 15.22 17.16 10.56 15 12.5 22.1

Model

DUCATI

HARLEY DAVIDSON

HMSI

HYOSUNG

KAWASAKI KTM

ROYAL ENFIELD

SUZUKI

YAMAHA

Price (in Lakhs)

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