31 October, 2013

Volkswagen Launched Jetta Facelift at Rs.13.70 Lakh in India

This festive season almost all car brands are coming up with limited edition cars to boost sales. It's raining cars for sure. Volkswagen launched its new version of Jetta to attract more customers on 30th, October, 2013. All the major carmakers like Maruti, Renault, Ford and Chevrolet have already launched their facelift versions.

Now Volkswagen joins the bandwagon with Jetta Facelift. Some of the latest features included in this car are 16-inch alloy, dual-zone climatronic, LED daytime running lights as a part of the cosmetic changes. The new Jetta also gets 12-way electrically adjustable driver's seat, foldable rear seat, Bluetooth compatible music system, multi-function display (MFD), new paddle shifters, cruise control etc.

Some of the newest safety features like anti-lock brakes (ABS), 6 airbags and electronic stabilization program (ESP) and enhanced boot space are introduced in the new Jetta facelift. The new Jetta has 1.4 L TSI that delivers a maximum power of 122 HP. The Jetta gives a maximum mileage of 19.33 kmpl.

This festive season, Volkswagen released updated versions of all its best selling cars like Polo - Cross Polo, Polo GT TDI, Polo GT TSI, Vento TSI and Jetta facelift. The new Jetta will come in the price range of Rs. 13.70 lakh to Rs.19.43 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi). The upgraded versions of cars will surely provide enough options to Indian customers this festive season.

To know more about Volkswagen Jetta, click here: Volkswagen Jetta Mileage, Price,Pictures, and Specifications etc.

28 October, 2013

Automania 2013 – The Biggest Automotive Show for Used Cars in India

The idea of organizing an auto expo completely dedicated to used cars was somewhat new in India. The rise of organized used car market surely is the inspiration. Buying a refurbished pre-owned car can be more beneficial than buying new car because certified used cars are reliable and affordable. Carnation Auto was among the first companies in India to take the used car route. It’s the brainchild of Mr. Jagdish Khattar, ex-CMD of Maruti Suzuki. The idea bloomed and now we have an auto expo completely dedicated to the used car segment.

Carnation Auto partnered with FDDI Business School, Noida to organize the biggest ever automotive show for used cars in India and as expected it was huge! The show was a grand success with more than thousands of visitors coming to this alternative auto show. Many car brands participated in this event however Carnation Auto as usual was the centre of attraction. From Mercedes to BMW, Ford to Maruti almost every brand of cars was available and displayed elegantly. The event was organized in Noida Stadium, which is located in the central business district. FDDI students did a great job in promoting this event and they were very professional while dealing with customers and visitors.

Automania 2013 is surely a landmark event and it should continue every year so that more people can be reached and educated about the organized used car market in India. Carnation Auto believes in collaborating with like minded businesses and institutional centers for enhancing its visibility. Automania 2013 was just the right platform for showcasing the plethora of cars available in our inventory. Carnation evaluates all the cars before purchasing so that our customers remain happy throughout.

The event is now over and we surely loved this show for all the fancy cars, people, food and energy. Looking forward to the NEXT AUTOMANIA!!!

For More Pics From The Event, Visit Our Facebook Page: Carnation Auto Facebook Fan Page

25 October, 2013

2013 Chevrolet Cruze Facelift Launched in India at Rs 13.75 Lakh

The All New Chevrolet Cruze
GM India launched updated version of Chevrolet Cruze via Facebook and its official website. It was a silent launch, which is a part of GM's soft launch strategy. The all new Cruze gets good looking spoiler in the front, stunning headlight cluster, chrome door handles, new bumpers and 16-inch alloy wheels. The interiors get no major upgrades. Four airbags and ABS are available. The all new Cruze has 2.0-litre VCDi engine that produces maximum power of 166 PS/380 NM. Maximum mileage of 17.3 km/l is offered by the all new Cruze.

Side View Chevrolet Cruze

This festive season, almost all the major automakers in India like Maruti Suzuki, Ford, Volkswagen and Volvo have launched their upgraded versions to attract more buyers. Chevrolet Cruze facelift is also made for this festive season. The all new Cruze will compete against Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra.

Three variants of Chevrolet Cruze were upgraded

Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L LT MT - Rs. 13.75 lakhs
Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L LTZ MT - Rs. 15.25 lakhs
Chevrolet Cruze 2.0L LTZ AT - Rs. 16.15 lakhs

Which car will become the top selling car this festive season? We have Ford Ecosport, Honda Amaze, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, New Skoda Octavia and now we have this stunning car, which is all geared up to capture the hearts and minds of young India with its design and performance. Which car will you choose? Do let us know…

24 October, 2013

Updated Versions of Volvo S60 & XC60 Launched in India

Volvo XC60
After Maruti Suzuki, Toyota and Volkswagen, Volvo launched its facelifts to attract more customers this festive season. The all new Volvo S60 comes with a price tag of Rs. 29.90 lakh and the price for SUV XC60 starts at Rs.40.5 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The upgraded versions of both these cars get new family look, mechanical update and enhanced equipment levels.

Some of the newest features added to these cars include LED daytime running lamps, integrated dual tail pipes and sport seats. The interiors get new 7 inch touch screen and TFT instrument panel. The automatic models get paddle shifters. The updated versions of these cars will cost you Rs. 2 Lakh higher. The new generation Volvo cars look sophisticated and matured for the Indian roads. With these facelift versions, Volvo plans to boost sales and expand its network throughout India.

S60 and XC60 are the brand's top selling cars hence Volvo chose these cars for the up-gradation   Design and comfort are hallmark of Volvo cars and the latest upgraded models truly exemplifies this. One of the major safety features included in this car are city safety up to 50 km/hr and Laser Assisted Automatic Braking. Volvo took customers feedback seriously for improving the look and performance of these cars. The enhanced versions undoubtedly look more attractive.

Volvo S60

In the luxury car market, Volvo will be competing against Mercedes, BMW and Audi in India which are already very popular in Indian market. Volvo aims to sell 20,000 units per annum by the end of 2020. Currently, it’s selling around 1,000 units. There are 15 Volvo dealerships in India and five models are available for sale including S60 and XC60. Volvo aims to open 40 dealerships by the end of 2020.  What are the pros and cons of buying Volvo cars? Do let us know…

To know more about Volvo Cars in India, Click Here: Volvo Cars in India: Specifications, Mileage, Price, Engine etc. 

22 October, 2013

Toyota Launched Limited Edition Fortuner TRD Sportivo at Rs.24.26 Lakh For The Festive Season

All major automakers are launching limited edition cars this festive season for boosting sales and visibility in India. Toyota launched limited edition Fortuner Sportivo at Rs. 24.26 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This car is designed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD). Limited Edition Toyota Fortuner Sportivo is available in 4*4 MT variant. 

This exclusive variant will be available till December and only 400 cars are made for sale. This limited edition has 3.0 litre 4 cylinder diesel engine and 5 speed manual transmission. Toyota adds sportiness to this car.  Some of the brand new features added to this car are TRD engraved in the side, rear bumper spoiler, roof spoiler at the rear, TRD emblem in the radiator grille etc. More than 54 thousand units of Fortuner are sold since its inception in the 2009. According to Mr. Sandeep Singh, Marketing and Commercial Director, the limited edition car will offer newness to its customers. 

The exteriors of this car includes rear view mirrors, 2-spoke alloy wheels, electrically foldable rear view mirror, front fog lamps, ABS with EBD and brake assist.  This car will be available in two different colours such as Silver Mica Metallic and Super White. Last year also Toyota launched its limited edition cars for its 4*2 manual and automatic variants.

Fortuner is known for its great off-roading skills, city-driving and masculine features and Toyota aims to provide the same with a hint of exclusivity with this limited edition car. Toyota also launched new Innova and limited edition Etios and Liva solely for increasing sales this festive season. Toyota is competing against Maruti Suzuki by introducing limited edition cars more often. 

To Know more about Toyota Fortuner 4*4 MT variant, Click here: Toyota Fortuner 4*4 MT Price, Specifications, Mileage Etc. 

21 October, 2013

What So Special About The New Renault Duster Anniversary Edition?

Renault Duster is one of the most popular compact SUVs in India. This car created record sales with its muscular exteriors and enhanced interiors. All the modern features are available in this vehicle. The overnight rise of Duster inspired many other players like Ford and Nissan to launch their versions. To celebrate the success of this charismatic mini SUV, Renault recently launched its anniversary Edition on 18th October, 2013.

What's the Big Deal?

The limited anniversary edition of Renault Duster comes in a unique Cosmos Blue colour. It's available for sale in all the Renault Dealerships across India.

The anniversary edition is a part of Renault's Expect More, Get More campaign. Some of the top deals available in the campaign are exchange benefits up to Rs. 60,000, free roadside assistance, and free access to Gang of Duster club and extended 2 years warranty.

The striking new colour of this anniversary edition car is enough to make the car stand out in the crowd. There are no added features available in the limited edition car. The new cosmos blue colour is available in the top end variant Duster 110 PS diesel RxZ only and comes with a higher price tag than the normal Duster. Buyers have to pay Rs.50, 000 more to get this limited edition car.

Nicely designed 1st Anniversary Edition painted in the body as well as World Champion Engine written in the car makes it look more appealing. The car enthusiasts and Duster fans will be happy to flaunt these new body panel graphics. The car has the same 1.5-litre k9 k engine that delivers a maximum power of 108 BHP. The car has special 6 speed manual transmission.  

To know more about Renault Duster 110 PS diesel RxZ, Click Here: Renault Duster 10 PS diesel RxZ Price, Mileage, Engine etc. 

19 October, 2013

Lamborghini Reveals Veneno Roadster - The Most Expensive Car In The World

Open-topped Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
There is an element of magic-realism associated with the brand Lamborghini. With every creation, the Italian carmaker moves one step ahead of its competitors. They are sincerely committed to lunacy. This car was first introduced to the world in the Geneva Motor Show,2013.

Veneno Roadster was a show-stopper because of its price, aesthetics and power. Priced at $5.3 million, this hypercar has the top speed of 221 mph. In just 3 seconds, it can reach 0-60 mph. Lamborghini Veneno Roadster has 6.5 litre V12 engine that produces maximum power of 750 bhp.

The ultimate racing machine for the road, Lamborghini especially designed this speed monster to amaze passerby by its charm, sound and looks. Veneno Roadster is a limited edition topless hypercar and only nine vehicles will be available for sale.

On the occasion of Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary, Veneno Roadster was revealed, which is capable of making an everlasting impact with its threatening silhouette. Veneno was a famous bull, which killed a matador in the year 1914. The name is surely a perfect homage to that fearless bull. Veneno Roadster has all the qualities of a speed monster.

Side Profile

This hypercar is based on Lamborghini Aventador with the same carbon fibre body without a roof.  It weighs only 1490 kg. Veneno Roadster features permanent all-wheel-drive and manual gearbox. The sad part of the tale - only nine wealthy people in the world will be able to own this hypercar. Do you think Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is the greatest luxury sports car in the world? Do let us know your views…

18 October, 2013

Premium SUV New Range Rover Sport Launched at Rs.1.09 Crore in India

The all new Range Rover Sport is launched in both petrol and diesel in India. This brand new SUV from the house of Tata Motors-owned automaker Jaguar Land Rover comes with a price tag of Rs. 1.09 crore and Rs.1.65 crore.  New Range Rover Sport flaunts classy exteriors, which is the hallmark of all Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) cars. 
New Range Rover Sport petrol version has 5-litre V8 engine and the diesel variant has 3-litre SDV6 S engine. The petrol version is more expensive that comes with a price tag of Rs. 1.66 crore.

The aesthetics of this vehicle has the Range Rover's Design DNA. The top speed of the diesel variant is 210 KMPH while the petrol variant is the fastest in its segment with a top speed of 225 kmph. The diesel variant can reach 0-100 kmph in 7.2 seconds while the petrol variant can reach 0-100 kmph in just 5.3 seconds.

The new Range Rover Sport for the first time flaunts a lightweight aluminium body structure. This new SUV has better fuel efficiency and lighter than its predecessors. 

Daniel Craig with the New Range Rover Sport, New York Launch

This car is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles with features like next generation Terrain Response Setting, 8 speed ZF automatic transmission, and enhanced rear seat comfort. It's the fastest of all the Land Rovers. This brand new SUV performs extremely fine on-road as well as in terrain. Its exteriors exude masculinity while its interiors epitomize luxury. 

The 3-litre SDV6 turbo diesel engine delivers a maximum power of 292PS while its supercharged Petrol engine delivers a maximum power of 510 PS. The engine performances of both the variants are extra-ordinary. This car is surely made for the super rich adventurous audience.

17 October, 2013

Hyundai Grand i10 Vs Honda Amaze - Which Car You Should Buy This Festive Season?

Hyundai Grand i10
Hyundai Grand i10 is a hatchback while Honda Amaze is a sedan. Hyundai’s Grand i10 is placed between i10 and i20 while Honda Amaze is a new age car that delivers the maximum mileage in Indian roads. Year 2013 saw some great car launches in all the major segments. From Ford Ecosport to Mercedes A class, Nissan Terrano to Bentley Flying Spur, Jaguar F-type to BMW 1 series, many cars were launched for capturing the whims and fancies of Indian customers. And here comes the festive season, when most automakers will offer sumptuous discounts.

Hyundai Grand i10 is a medium sized car, which has the potential to make huge sales because of its immense customer base in India while Honda cars are always known for its excellent engineering capabilities.

Hyundai Grand i10 has 2nd generation CRDi 1.1 L U2 diesel engine that offers maximum power of 70.7 PS while the diesel version of Honda Amaze has 1.5 L DOHC iDTEC engine that delivers a max power of 100 PS. The petrol version of Grand i10 has 1.2 L Kappa Dual VTVT engine that offers maximum power of 82.94 PS and the petrol variant of Honda Amaze has 1.2 L iVTEC engine that produces a max power of 88 PS. The engine performance as expected is higher in Honda Amaze.

To know more about Hyundai Grand i10, click here: Hyundai Grand i10 Price, Mileage,Specifications, Engine etc.

Honda Amaze
Hyundai Grand i10 comes with a price tag of Rs. 4.3 lakhs while the base variant of Honda Amaze is available for Rs.4.99 lakhs, which is comparatively low for a sedan. Honda Amaze is a bigger car with a large boot. Both the cars offer good mileage, the diesel version of Hyundai Grand i10 delivers 24 kmpl while the petrol version gives a mileage of 18.9 kmpl. While in case of Honda Amaze, the diesel variant gives a top mileage of 25.8 kmpl and the petrol variant delivers a maximum mileage of 18 kmpl. Honda Amaze diesel is surely a winner.

The top speed of Honda Amaze is 141 kmph while Hyundai Grand i10 is faster with a top speed of 157 kmph. Honda Amaze doesn’t have Bluetooth sync option while Grand i10 have them mounted on the steering. All the major safety features like engine immobilizer anti theft system, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and central locking available in both the cars.

Verdict: Honda amaze is a bigger car with great mileage, engine performance and a large boot space to flaunt. Grand i10 is technologically advanced than Honda Amaze but if we compare the price, looks and performance, Amaze surely is the winner. This festive season, if you are planning to buy a nice family car then you should probably opt for Honda Amaze for all its delightful qualities.

To know more about Honda Amaze, Click Here: Honda Amaze Mileage, Specifications, Price, Engine etc.

14 October, 2013

Nissan Terrano Vs Renault Duster – Which Car Will You Buy?

Nissan Terrano Review
Nissan Terrano
Compact SUV Nissan Terrano flaunts stylish exteriors and spacious interiors. This all new vehicle looks like the Renault Duster however it’s priced slightly above the Duster. Renault Duster was one of the most popular cars in its segment before the launch of Ford Ecosport. The aggressively priced Ecosport made a great first impression. Ford Ecosport received 30,000 bookings within one month, which is a record breaking figure according to the Indian automotive market. According to auto history, French automaker Renault always came out it with its own version after Nissan car launches however in case of Terrano; it’s the other way round.

To get all the details like Price, Engine, Specifications, Colours, Images of Renault Duster, Click Here: Renault Duster in India

Nissan Terrano is launched to attract those consumers, who weren’t so much delighted by Duster’s design. This mini SUV is a premium car, which received around 6,000 bookings within 2 days. All the major features available in Duster are also available in this car however the comfort factor is much higher than both Duster and Ecosport. Ford Ecosport is a great looking car from outside however the interiors aren't that gorgeous. The luxury aspect is missing in Ecosport hence Terrano scores high in this department.
Duster looks masculine while Terrano looks more sophisticated with its fashionable Nissan SUV look. Terrano is more angular, which makes it look bigger and bolder than Duster. The doors are re-designed however there’s a hint of Duster’s side profile. Terrano has a refreshed centre console and a better audio system. The dark grey shade faux wood in the door trim exudes class.

To get all the details like Price, Engine, Specifications, Colours, Images of Nissan Terrano, Click Here: Nissan Terrano in India

The ride quality of Duster is great but it produces rattling sounds, which is definitely not there in the Terrano. The Nissan mini SUV offers an excellent ride in the highways as well as in the roads less traveled without making any rattling noise. There’s less body roll in poor roads compared to Duster.
Renault Duster Review
Renault Duster

The after sales network of Renault Duster is better as it has 122 dealerships and service centres in India compared to Nissan’s 96 dealerships and service centres. Duster is available in the price range of Rs.7.19 lakhs- Rs.10.99 Lakhs while Terrano starts with a price tag of Rs.9.58 Lakh and ends at Rs.12.47 Lakh.

Verdict: Renault Duster is an affordable mini SUV with almost all advanced features however Nissan Terrano is classier and up market and will appeal customers who wanted some better design and luxury in Duster. Terrano is an upgraded version of Duster with better space, design and ride quality.

11 October, 2013

Nissan Terrano Vs Ford Ecosport – Let the War Begin!

Nissan Terrano
Compact SUVs like Renault Duster and Ford Ecosport did an amazing business in the slow Indian auto market. Mini SUVs are surely in vogue and most automakers are trying to enter this segment for boosting sales and presence in the Indian market. Renault Duster started the movement however the sales of Duster went down after the launch of Ford’s most awaited car with an unbelievable price tag Ecosport. 

Ford Ecosport is a sporty car that looks good in the Indian roads. It received around 30000 bookings within one month of its launch breaking all existing records. Earlier this year, Honda launched its first diesel car Amaze, which also became much popular but Ecosport just made to the top with its price, mileage, specifications and style. The Indian auto market needed something to end the year with that much needed bang hence here’s Nissan’s much awaited mini SUV Terrano for you. Nissan Terrano looks like a Renault Duster with more features and flamboyance for sure. Terrano is a premium vehicle, which will compete against its cousin Duster and the most popular car of 2013, Ecosport.

Ford Ecosport

Nissan Terrano is so much similar to Renault Duster in the exteriors and makes no big first impression but it has great features and space in interiors compared to Duster that can be a game changer. Ford Ecosport looks great and the most important thing is its aggressive price tag. Ford Ecosport is available at Rs. 5.59 lakh, while the base variant of Terrano will cost you Rs. 9.58 lakh. India is a price sensitive country hence Ecosport surely wins the battle in appealing the mass while if you want to drive a premium SUV with great legroom in the rear seats, Terrano is a must buy. Nissan Terrano has a front wheel drive configuration just like the Duster. Two engines such as 1.6 litre petrol and 1.5 K9K diesel are available. The petrol engine delivers a maximum power of 104 PS while the diesel engine has two output options of 85 PS and 110 PS while the base variant of Ford Ecosport produces 110 bhp. Nissan Terrano delivers a maximum mileage of 18.12 kmpl while Ecosport is able to deliver a maximum mileage of 20.32 kmpl. Ford Ecosport is a stylish car, which will mainly target the youth while Terrano is a sophisticated vehicle will some ultra-smart specifications especially designed for youth and successful professionals.

To get all the details of Nissan Terrano, Click Here: Nissan Terrano Engine, Specifications, Mileage, Price etc.

09 October, 2013

After Ecosport and Duster, Another Compact SUV Nissan Terrano Launched in India at 9.58 Lakh

The most awaited Nissan Terrano is launched on 9 Oct, 2013 for Rs.9.58 lakh (Ex-showroom Chennai). This brand new mini SUV will compete against Mahindra XUV500, Tata Safari Storme, Ford Ecosport and Renault Duster. The mini SUV segment became extremely popular segment in Indian market, which is why most of the car makers are focusing in this segment to boost sales. Nissan Terrano is a Duster in a new skin however it's more expensive.  This car is available in one petrol and six diesel variants. Terrano looks like the elder cousin of Duster with a new fascia. The renewed front grille with the Nissan logo looks gorgeous. The overall design of this mini SUV is similar to Duster.

The interiors look up market with advanced music system, central AC vents. Some of the safety features included in this mini SUV are Brake assist, ABS with EBD, airbag etc. The interiors flaunt leather seats, wooden inserts, gear knob etc. The exteriors looks sophisticated with Nissan SUV Heritage Grille, Sleek Black Bezel Surround Headlights, tinted glass, body coloured bumpers etc.
According to experts, it's one of the finest compact crossovers for the Indian roads. Ford Ecosport was one of the best selling cars in 2013 due to its price. Terrano is expensive compared to Duster and Ecosport however the Japanese automaker is confident about the performance and features integrated in this vehicle. This car will surely attract young professionals and adventurous types. Looks bigger and better than Duster but lacks the charm of Ecosport.

To Know More About Nissan Terrano, Click Here: Nissan Terrano Price, Mileage, Specifications, Colours etc.