20 February, 2014

Carnation Enters “City Of Oranges” Nagpur





Carnation Auto opened another certified pre owned car showroom in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Brainchild of visionary Mr. Jagdish Khattar, an Ex-IAS officer and former CMD of Maruti Suzuki, Carnation Auto is the largest independent multi-brand automotive sales and service network in India. Carnation Auto is expanding rapidly and this latest addition takes Carnation Auto’s Pre-owned Car Outlet in India to thirty-six. This collaboration with Royal Cars will enhance Carnation’s presence tremendously especially in Central India. There was huge media coverage for the launch event.  Located in the posh area near Padole Hospital Square, Royal Cars will tremendously increase Carnation’s visibility in Nagpur and nearby places.  



Carnation has India’s most stringent Quality and Certification process, where less than 10% of total cars that are inspected, pass. Only cars that meet Carnation’s certification process are eligible for its best in class warranty. The stringent 118 point quality check and in-house refurbishment process at Carnation’s world class facilities strengthen the brand in its promise to deliver the most trustworthy certified used cars. This ensure that every single certified vehicle coming out of the showroom will give its new owner years of trouble free usage and complete peace of mind.



Providing value for money and customer satisfaction is the main objective of Carnation Auto. Associating with Royal Cars makes Carnation more accessible to its customers that consequently provide the discerning car buyers with more choices in quality used cars in Maharashtra.



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Madhushilp Apartments, G 01,
Ring Road, Near Padole Hospital Square
Nagpur 440022
Phone Number: 9822219922



17 February, 2014

India’s Largest Used Car Mela Concluded Successfully!


The largest used car mela, which was held on 15th and 16th February, concluded successfully. The Mela generated huge visibility for the participating used car dealers. They sold 12 quality cars in the two day event. Mega Used Car Mela saw huge foot falls of prospective buyers. Carnation will be organizing such events regularly, which will consequently enhance visibility of Carnation certified used cars.



People from Noida and Delhi visited the used car Mela. There was huge enthusiasm within the sellers and buyers. Hatchbacks like Hyundai i10, Maruti Zen, Maruti WagonR , sedans like  Swift Dzire, Volkswagen Vento, SUVs like Honda CRV, Mahindra XUV, and up-market cars like BMW, VW Passat and Honda Accord  and many other used car models were showcased in the show. More than 70 models were on display for the buyers. The refurbished used cars looked almost new.



Participants in the year’s first Used Car Mela

·         Carnation Boss Key Automotives
·         Carnation K.G Automotive
·         Carnation Divya Motors
·         Carnation Gurgaon
·         Carnation Sahibabad


Used car business is unorganized in India, which is why there is reliability issue amid buyers. Carnation is trying hard to create a positive impact on buyers willing to buy second hand cars by delivering high quality cars. Such used car melas are comparatively new in Indian market. These melas provide customers huge choices while the sellers also get interested buyers during such events. Carnation, as one of the leading used car brand will be organizing more such events. This is just a small beginning and there will be more such shows in future. 

14 February, 2014

Is Maruti Celerio Better Than Chevrolet Beat And Hyundai i10?




Known for its mass appeal in India, Maruti Suzuki India launched its super urban vehicle for people with class called Maruti Celerio  . Recently unveiled in the Auto Expo, 2014, this vehicle claims to change the way people drive in India. With an affordable price tag, the USP of this car is its Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). Maruti's new car Celerio will give the toughest fight to Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat in the small car segment. So, let's compare the most anticipated Celerio with i10 and Beat.

Maruti Celerio Vs Hyundai i10 Vs Chevrolet Beat

Appearance: Little longer than its predecessors, Celerio's front fascia resembles Estilo. Maruti cars are not that great looking however the Maruti Celerio doesn't look awkward and coy. The rear looks like Maruti 800 however the side profile gets creases and lines that make this car look trendy. In terms of looks, Maruti Celerio fails to look good in front of Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat. Among the three, Chevrolet Beat looks best. Recently, Chevrolet Beat facelift was showcased in the Auto Expo 2014 that attracted many onlookers. With looks to kill, Chevrolet Beat is surely the king in the segment in appearance.

Rearview - Maruti Celerio
Comfort: More spacious than A-star, Maruti Celerio has a decent interior quality. There's nothing new in this car however all the basic features are well placed. The freshness and luxury of Hyundai i10 is better than Celerio anytime.  Inside the cabin, the Beat features top-notch craftsmanship. The plastic quality of beat is exceptionally better. In comfort, Celerio again fails to stand against Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat in comfort.



Engine & Performance: Maruti Celerio has 1.0-litre, 3 cylinder engine, which is capable of producing maximum power of 67 bhp. The best thing apart from its manual transmission is its advanced Automated Manual transmission. It's the first car in the segment to sport a AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) while Hyundai i10 has iRDE2 1.1 litre powertrain engine that produces maximum power of 68 bhp. The Chevrolet Beat has 1.2 litre four cylinder that generates a maximum power of 79bhp. Beat has the most powerful engine among the three.

Maruti Celerio Interiors

 Pricing : Maruti is known for its aggressive pricing strategy. Pricing plays a main role in the decision making of a buyer. Celerio is available in the price range of Rs.3.90 Lac - 6.39 lac. Compared to Hyundai i10 that comes in the price range of Rs. 3.87 lac- 6.39 lac and Beat in the price range of Rs. 4.15 - 5.37 lac, Celerio seems to be most affordable car in the segment.

Maruti Celerio at Auto Expo 2014


VERDICT: Maruti Celerio may not be that stylish nor it’s powerful but Celerio with its super advanced Automated Manual Transmission and aggressive pricing eventually scores higher than both Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat. 

13 February, 2014

Top 5 Racing Cars At Auto Expo 2014




Auto Expo 2014 saw the ultimate invasion of wheels in many forms such as cars, trucks, bikes, buses and the super sporty motor sport machines. We saw some of the trendiest race cars in this grand event.

So, here's the list of top 5 race cars that you should never miss

Mahindra Racing Formula E car


One of the toughest electric cars of the decade, this race car will be the only electric car to compete in the 2014 Formula E championship.


R18 eTron Quattro




The winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans 2012, R18 eTron Quattro has hybrid components. It uses Williams Hybrid Power flywheel program for storing energy. It's the first hybrid racing car to win 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Mercedes F1 WO4




One of the fastest and well designed racing machines in the Formula 1 circuit, Merc F1 WO4 is a stunner. The design is influenced by R&D work during Michael Schumacher's time. Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton won races with W04.

Volkswagen Polo R WRC



There is no doubt about the fact that Polo R WRC is a born winner. Won 10 out of 13 rallies, Polo R WRC is a dangerous rival to M-Sport Ford and Citroen.

Hyundai i20 WRC



The Koreans made a huge comeback with this rally car. It's a part of the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team.


12 February, 2014

Top 10 Bikes at Auto Expo 2014



More than 5 lakh people witnessed this grand event held in Greater Noida. It was indeed huge! Just like the concept cars, bike stalls also attracted huge crowd. There was huge energy in the bike stalls. Let's look at these super stunning bikes, which will take your breath away.

List of top 10 Bikes at Auto Expo 2014

1.       Harley Davidson Street 750: No Harley before Street 750 had so much ground clearance. Street 750 is extremely maneuverable. This bike comes with an affordable price tag of 4.1 lakh.




2.       Triumph Daytona 675R: Especially launched for the Indian roads, this super sports bike has 675cc layout.



3.       Vardenchi Moto-Morini T5 concept: Priced at 8 Lakh, this super bike has 1.2 litre engine, which will sport digital instrumentation.



4.       The Pulser CS 400:  This bike just looks amazing.



5.       Hero Hastur: Looks like a Bike from a different plant, the futuristic look of this amazing motorcycle has 620cc engine, which is capable of producing 79bhp.



6.       Honda CX-01: Part of HMSI India R&D team, CX stands for Concept Cross.



7.       Honda Goldwing: Honda Goldwing is one of the most stunning bikes seen in the Auto Expo 2014



8.       Hyosung GV650: With great looks and high attitude, GV650 surely is a value for money cruiser.



9.       The Hyosung GD250: Stylish and colorful, this bike exudes freedom and youth.





10.   The RT125: Another interesting scrambler by Hyosung.



11 February, 2014

Auto Expo 2014: Five Celebrities, Who Stole The Limelight…


Auto Expo 2014 is a huge success despite of the venue location. More than 2 Lakh people already visited this grand event, which brought all the automakers, bike, bus and truck manufacturers together. Auto Expo 2014 is one of the largest automotive events in the world. Supercars, super bikes, trucks, buses, food, music, booth babes, lights and of course biggies from Bollywood, Cricket and other celebrities made close appearance in the Expo.

Celebrities in Auto Expo 2014

John Abraham with Super Sport YZF-R1



Known as the perfect biker boy in B-town, the heartthrob visited Yamaha stall in the Auto Expo 2014. During his interaction, John congratulated Yamaha for the exciting line up. The extension of contract between the star and Yamaha was also announced in the show.

Kareena Kapoor Khan with DC Design Tia



The ‘Size Zero’ star from Bollywood was at the Auto Expo 2014 to promote India's first supercar concepts like Tia and Eleron SUV.

Priyanka Chopra with Jaguar Range Rover



The B-town superstar posing on the top of Range Rover LWB bonnet is surely a crowd puller in the first day of Auto Expo 2014. Priyanka Chopra is also the brand ambassador of two-wheeler Hero Pleasure.

Ranbir Kapoor with Hero Motocorp,150 cc ZIR



The ‘Rockstar ‘of Bollywood made a close appearance in the public to promote Indian two-wheeler brand Hero Motocorp.

Sachin Tendulkar with BMW i8


The legendary cricketer unveiled BMW’s brand new hybrid concept i8, which will be available in both petrol and electric options. Sachin Tendulkar is the perfect choice for a brand that exudes class, dignity and style.



10 February, 2014

Top 5 Concept Cars At The India Auto Expo That Will Blow You Away



Auto Expo, India is World's second largest motor show. It's a biennial automotive show organized by  Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Auto Expo 2014 is surely a lifetime event for auto enthusiasts. The future of motoring is displayed in this event held in Greater Noida. So, let's not waste much time and get down to business.

List Of Top 5 Concept Cars At Auto Expo, 2014

1.       Hyundai HND-9


This car will literally shock you with its futuristic design. Hyundai unveiled HND-9 Sports Coupe Concept in Auto Expo, 2014. The evolution of international fluidic design, HND-9 has 3.3 liter turbocharged engine. This car has totally given a different design language to the Korean Automaker.

2.       BMW i8



The God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar unveiled this supercar. Completely stunning white BMW i8 is a concept that reminds us of cars from science fiction movies. The exteriors flaunts pronounced grille with LED lighting and gull wing-like doors. This car will be available in both petrol and electric versions.

3.       Jaguar Project 7



First unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed, The project 7 is developed by Jaguar Chief Ian Cullum. This car exudes class, design and luxury.

4.       Renault KWID Concept



You can't stop gazing at this car. With the steering wheel in the middle, Renault KWID Concept looks like a car from a different planet. The car flaunts a futuristic Flying Companion feature.

5.       DC Avanti




India's first supercar Avanti is surely a crowd puller. The production-spec version of Avanti is one of the best looking cars of 2014 Auto Expo. Looks like an Indian version of Lamborghini, Avanti exude eccentricity and sophistication.

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07 February, 2014

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Auto Expo 2014


Auto Expo 2014 is one of the biggest events happening now in India’s Greater Noida. The place for the event is perfect for the auto enthusiasts. Just 20 kms from Noida, Greater Noida is a developing city. There’s enough parking space and there’s exclusive shuttle services available from Botanical Garden Metro Station to the venue.  Some of the most promising cars are showcased in this grand event. Auto enthusiasts, journalists, buyers, and people from every walk of life are rushing towards the biggest automotive show in India. Almost all major car, bikes and truck manufacturers were present with the latest models.  

So, here are the top reasons to visit Auto Expo 2014

1.   Concept Cars: Auto Expo 2014 has some of the best concepts from Hyundai, DC, BMW, Nissan, Audi, Jaguar, Tata, Isuzu etc.



2.    Bikes: From Harley Davidson to Yamaha R25, Vespa 946 to Bajaj CS400, the hall is full of all the latest bikes. This hall is probably the most energetic one with great music and good looking models.


3.   Vintage Cars/ Super Cars/ Small Cars: There is also a hall dedicated to the vintage car lovers. Touch and feel Jaguar F-type and Mercedes CLA-45 AMG only at Auto Expo 2014. Maruti presents Celerio hatchback in this auto expo. Some other exciting small cars include Datsun Go and Fiat Abarth. The show is full of top SUVs and MUVs. You just can’t take your eyes off them.


4.   Tyre and Tubes:  Don’t forget to visit MRF’s stall and click a selfie with MRF racing car present in the stall. They are giving away prizes for tweeting with #MRFWORLDWIDE.  We were lucky to win one!




5.    Freebies: If you visit Mercedes stall, don’t forget to ask for bags. Who knows, you may just get lucky to get one.


6.    Media & Auto Publications: All the major automotive publication companies like Autocar, Overdrive, Gaadi.com, OLX and Cardekho has dedicated stalls in the expo.



7.       Motoring Events: Watch some spectacular bike stunts in the open area outside the halls.



8.    Food Lounge: There’s a huge food lounge outside the hall where you can cherish all types of cuisines.

9.    Musical Extravaganza: Watch dance and drumming performances from various global artists.  


10.   Celebrity Appearances: When you think about cars, how can you leave Bollywood behind?  See your favorite stars in the Auto Expo. Stars like Sachin Tendulkar, Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena have already made a close appearance in this Expo.




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