TOYOTA URBAN CRUISER

Toyota Urban Cruiser
Toyota Urban Cruiser
Toyota Urban Cruiser

Toyota Motor Corporation is an Automobile Manufacturer and this is a Japanese company with its headquarters in Toyota, Aichi of Japan. Toyota company’s cars and trucks are sold in more than 170 nations and it has 67 manufacturing associations with more than 3,70,000 employees. The corporation was founded by Kiichiro Toyota in 1937. In 2012, Toyota evolved to be the planet’s first automobile manufacturer to deliver more than 10 million automobiles in a year. Based on 2018 unit sales, in Japan, Toyota is the biggest Automobile Manufacturer and globally it is the second-largest automobile manufacturer. The present chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation is Takeshi Uchiyamada and Alio Toyoda is the present serving president of Toyota company.  In 1999, Toyota Motor Corporation produced the world’s first hybrid-powered vehicle, Prius. Pirus is an electric gasoline hybrid vehicle. Lexus is the luxury version brand of Toyota. Some tremendous Toyota products are 1992 Camry, 1960 land cruiser FJ40, 1964 stout, 1965 Corona, 1967 2000GT, 1990 Lexus LS400, 1993 Supra Turbo, 2012 Lexus LFA, Celica ST, Corolla GT-S, MR2, NASCAR Camry, the Tundra, Lexus RX300, Mark X, Sienna, Highlander, and Tacoma.

TOYOTA URBAN CRUISER

Toyota Urban Cruiser
Toyota Urban Cruiser

 

Toyota Urban Cruiser is a compact SUV. As of now, it is accessible in three variants with both manual and automatic transmission alternative for customers. Three variants are Mid, High, and Premium.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Auto air conditioning
  • 60:40 Split Rare Seats.
  • Side Door Cladding
  • Number plate Garnish
  • Cruise Control
  • Rare Bump Garnish
  • Display and Audio for Reverse Parking Camera.
  • Automatic Rain-sensing Wipers
  • Electro Chromatic Rear View Mirror
  • Quick Entry with Engine push start/stop button

ENGINE

Toyota Urban Cruiser Engine
Toyota Urban Cruiser Engine

The Toyota Urban Cruiser is obtainable with 1.5 liter, four-cylinder petrol engine which generates 105PS of power and 138 of torque. The engine arrives with a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic. All automatic variants obtain a developed lithium-ion battery and an integrated starter generator. The mileage for manual cars is 17.03 kmpl while the mirage is 18.76 kmpl for automatic cars.

PRICE

The Urban Cruiser price starts with Rs. 8.41 lakh and increases to Rs.11.55 lakh. The urban cruiser offers 6 Trims.

  • Urban Cruiser Mid Grade MT costs Rs. 8.41 lakh,
  • High-Grade MT costs Rs. 9.16 lakh,
  • Mid Grade AT costs Rs. 9.81 lakh,
  • Premium Grade MT costs Rs. 9.81 lakh
  • Premium Grade MT Dual Tone costs Rs. 9.98 lakh
  • High-Grade AT costs Rs. 10.66 lakh
  • Premium Grade AT costs Rs. 11.31 lakh
  • Premium Grade AT Dual Tone costs Rs. 11.55 lakh

COLOURS AND EXTERIOR

 Urban Cruiser is available in six monotone colors, one dual-tone color, and two special dual-tone colors.

  • Sunny White
  • Rustic Brown
  • Suave Silver
  • Spunky Blue
  • Groovy Orange
  • Iconic Grey
  • Spunky Blue with Sizzling Black Roof
  • Rustic Brown with Sizzling Black Roof
  • Groovy Orange with Sunny White Roof.

Urban Cruiser has 16- inch diamond cut alloy wheels along with gunmetal grey roof rails. The headlamps are designed with dual-chamber LED projector with chrome tones and are completed by two slat wedge cuts with chrome and grey finish.

INTERIOR

The steering is wrapped with leather. It has a dual-tone interior and completed with fabric dark brown seats. It has four door speakers, Seven inch Smart Playacts touchscreen audio system along with Android Auto and Apple Caray, Smart Phone-based Navigation, two tweeters, five color combo meter vibe lights, upper cooled groove box, and also front Centre sliding armrest with storage. Coming to the safety features, it contains dual front airbags, advanced body structure, reverse parking camera and audio, ABS with EBD, Hill hold control, ISOFIX child seat restraint system and anti-pinch driver side power window.

CONCLUSION

Urban Cruiser has a well built cabin and it has adequate spacious interior. It comes with easy and light driving dynamics. One of the setback for Urban Cruiser is it has only petrol variant, the other competitors has much more features when compare to Urban Cruiser. The other late natives for Toyota Urban Cruiser are Maruti Suzuki Vitara Breeza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra Thar, Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, and Kia Sonet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honda Highness CB350 – Your Highness has finally arrived

Honda_H_ness

Honda_H_nessHonda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has finally announced the upcoming launch of the Honda Highness CB350 cruiser in India on 30th September, 2020. The bike will be released in 2 variations, namely DLX and DLX Pro, at a starting price of approximately Rs 1.90 lakh, giving a tough competition to the greatest designs of bikes like the Royal Enfield Classic 350 , the Benelli Imperiale 400 and the Jawa.

The official launch will be by next month. Pre-bookings for the Honda Highness CB350 have begun from 30th of September, 2020 itself at the organization’s official website for a token amount of Rs. 5,000. Honda Highness will be available for sale in all the premium ‘Big Wing Showrooms’ of India. Honda first inaugurated ‘Honda Big Wing Showrooms’ in Gurugram this year and by the end of 2020 there will be lot more such showrooms all over India to launch Honda Highness.

The launching program includes the disclose of all the great features of Honda Highness. The brand new engine rests at a split up of duplex framework that’s suspended by a ‘ chunky telescopic fork ‘ along with ‘ double shocks. ‘ Disc brakes are observed at both ends as standard and therefore are dual-channel ABS.

The design evokes the identical old-school Honda CB roadster vibes, enjoying the CB1100 EX which was used few decades back. In particular color variations, they secured a brownish leather seat. You can get LED light onto the CB350. It comes with the headlamp appearing quite like this one on the CB300R. The Honda Highness CB350 looks like an authentic blue retro and classic plus it gets a curved all-LED headlamp upfront in terms of the design and appearance.

Honda H'ness SpeedometerThe bike has a dimension of 2613 mm in length along with 800mm of width and 1107 mm of height. Ground clearance of the bike is about 166 mm. You will get a ‘ semi-digital info cluster ‘ that has a tiny digital display inside the odometer for displaying two trip meters, an odometer, a fuel indicator, a clock, and a gear position index. If you elect for the more advanced DLX Pro version, you also get Bluetooth connectivity that allows turn-by-turn navigation, call/music controllers, and more. Honda included features like Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS),  Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).

Honda H'ness EngineThe CB350 is actually a brand new 348.36C-C single-cylinder air-cooled long-stroke thumper that comes out with 21PS at 5500rpm and 30Nm at 3000rpm, making the motorcycle in its class. It may possess an older school configuration.  It has Honda Selectable Torque Control (Honda lingo for traction control). This is very unique in technolgoy, which makes it probably a very inexpensive bike while within the nation to receive it.

This brand new engine rests at a split up of duplex framework that’s suspended by a chunky telescopic fork along with double shocks. Disc brakes are observed at both ends as standard and also consists of dual-channel ABS. Honda Highness CB350 will be sold via the organization’s Big Wing retail channels and are the most affordable bike available throughout their dealership networks.

 

THE FALL OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON MARKET IN INDIA

Harley Davidson

Harley DavidsonRecently Harley-Davidson, an American motorcycle manufacturer made it to the list of global auto manufacturers that exit India. Few global auto companies that broke ties with Indian market were American based United motors, Eicher Polaris, MAN Truck & Bus, South Korean based Ssangyong Motors, Italy based Fiat and US based Cleveland motors.

 

The official statement released by Harley-Davidson group notified the reason for the departure and for closing down the Bawal manufacturing plant in India as lack of sales or less demand.

Harley-Davidson entered the Indian market in August 2009 and the retailing operations were established in 2010. And later in 2014 the motorcycle group started manufacturing street 500 and 750 bikes at Bawal plant in the state of Haryana which is the only manufacturing plant of Harley-Davidson company in India. Harley-Davidson Inc. has 35 dealerships across India and may affect the work of 2,000 employees and workers.

From April 2020 to June 2020 Harley-Davidson company appeared to be in a loss of 96 million dollars. According to the report announced by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) 176 motorcycles were purchased in the month of August 2020 and only 103 units were sold in the month of July 2020.Harley-Davidson used “THE REWIRE STRATEGY”. Rewire strategy means the transfer of marketing and supplies to better and balanced profitable zones.

MAJOR SETBACKS

Harley DavidsonThe price of Harley Davidson is so high that the entry level motorcycle alone costs ₹4.69 lakh rupees. Being a foreign company Indian government charges taxes and excise duty. ‘Make in India’ motive is also one of the reasons why Indians are far from the reach of this Milwaukee based company. Indian roads are not highly developed compared to other western countries and one can find potholes and bumpy surfaces along the path which makes it difficult for riders and Harley motorbikes are generally meant to be driven along a straight road.

India, being the largest motorcycle market is surrounded by competitors like Hero, Honda, Royal Enfield, Yamaha, TVS, KTM, Suzuki and are favored by majority of the citizens in India because of their mileage range, lightweight and affordability when compared to H&D company motorcycles.2019 recorded the lowest sales for the auto industry which is declared as the perpendicular decrease in sales since the last 20 years. And right after, the sales were again hit by the pandemic and the situation got worse.

There is no doubt in saying that Harley is aging and since the last few years Harley-Davidson group have been facing the crisis related to sales and demand and retailing market  not only in India but also in America. According to the report given by analysts, 70% of the auto industry market share in India is achieved by just 10 branded companies and most of them have settled around more than a decade ago.

Finally it is reported by the sources that Harley is holding a talk and is discussing with HeroMotoCorp to be the sole distributor of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in India.

KIA SONET: The Compact with no Compromise

KIA SONET

KIA SONETThe automotive industry of India looks to have gotten back on its feet. Kia Sonet with the right features, numerous engine options, and just the right look is the perfect example of this statement. 

Like all the time, Kia Sonet has quite an elegant style. For this, it can be an excessive amount of for a minimalist to handle. However, if anyone wants to go to the overboard, then Kia Sonet is a complete package for him! The price range is going to be Rs.6.6 – 12.9 Lakh. Now, the Kia Sonet is equipped for launch arrival on 18th September in India. 

The Kia Sonet is going to challenge the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon Ford EcoSport as well as Mahindra XUV 300 in the sub 4 metre compact SUV segment. In India, this is going to be the third launch from Kia. Users are going to get the tiger-nose grill on all Kia vehicles. In this complete package of Kia Sonet headlamps are sleek, LED DRLs are smoothly integrated and all around the body users are going to get sporty red inserts.

KIA SONET Infotainment
Infotainment

The Kia Sonet also provides a complete package in the case of Interiors. The dashboard layout is extraordinary. 10.25-inch infotainment screen, a simple interface touch screen, a 4.25-inch digital instrument cluster as well as the analog tacho-meter, temperature control, and fuel gauge remind the elegance of Kia Sonet.

KIA SONET UV Connect
UV Smart Connect

The UVO app tells that Kia Sonet is smart and well connected car with its own embedded SIM and is smart enough to connect 57 features .

 

KIA SONET Rear AC Vent
Rear AC Vent with Air Purifier

Behind the driver armrest, there’s an air purifier that provides an air of premium quotient inside the car. Users are also going to get a USB charging socket.

 

In the complete package of Kia Sonet, users will get four engines. They are two variants of 1.5-litre diesel engines with an automatic transmission, with a six-speed EMT, a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. For having a short wheelbase help, users can chuck the vehicle around corners in case of handling and riding. After getting used to the gearbox, it will be pretty flexible. However, the length, width, height, wheelbase, boot space of this giant are 3995 mm, 1790 mm, 1610 mm, 2500 mm, and 392-litre respectively.

Kia Sonet complete package provides 6 airbags, tyre pressure monitor as well as front, rear parking sensors. Life is going to be complete with Kia Sonet! The automotive industry of India looks to have gotten back on its feet. Kia Sonet with the right features, numerous engine options, and just the right look is the perfect example of this statement. 

HONDA HORNET 2.0 – Ride with Roar

Honda Hornet 2.0
Honda Hornet 2.0
Honda Hornet 2.0

As bikes provide us adventure, exercise, transportation, and meditation all at once we feel our real us, our freedom at the time of riding bikes. In India, there are lots of bikes to choose from. One can feel proud whenever Honda has been made their choice at the top of the list. For, whatever reason, riding bikes can make sure that it best fit for the rider. To ensure the type of bike, Honda has recently launched Hornet 2.0 into its vast variety of bikes range, which can be a level up for the rider’s life.

There is a vast variety of features and specifications inducted into this bike’s new version, which can make the buyers more attractive.

Honda Hornet 2.0 is the upgraded version of the Hornet 160R. The price is approximately 1.26 Lakhs Ex-showroom Delhi. Honda Hornet 2.0 provides a fuel-injected 184.4 cc engine which can give a fantastic performance. All-new engines work to reduce friction. This version has better thermal stability for its piston cooling jet. The aggressively designed tank of this giant is BS6 compliant which is not only fuel-efficient but also environment friendly.

If you go for underpinnings and dimensions, you will get a diamond type frame with a golden USD front fork. The rear suspension has awesome preload adjustability. The rear brake is 220 mm petal disc whereas kerb weight is 142 kg. The wheelbase is 1355 mm. Ground clearance is 167 mm. The front tire is 110/70 – 17. Instead of being radial units, the tires are tubeless. For the first time, one can get an impressive bike that has been manufactured in India under ‘ Make in India ‘ policy.

The real commendable thing about this version is it weighs a kilo more than its predecessor. The lengthier wheelbase makes it more stable on the straight. This two-wheeler gets an all-LED lighting system while the earlier edition one had only the headlamp and the tail lamp in LED. The console of the latest one shows both the gear position and packs as a voltage indicator whereas, both of the facilities were absent in the old one.

In most aspects, you will find that the latest version is cool as well as aggressive in size, style, components, services, and everything in between. This is available in only a single variant and the bookings are currently open. So, just go to the showroom and grab your Honda Hornet 2.0 and Ride with Roar.

Honda’s New Scooter in 2020

Honda Grazia 125

 

Honda Grazia 125
Honda Grazia 125

 

Grazia is the name of an Italian woman’s magazine which is very popular around the world, including India.

Honda Grazia 125
Honda Grazia 125

On 24th June 2020, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has released one more successor to the Activa called Grazia 125 to its scooter family. Activa is still a favorite scooter for several Indian customers, due to its frequent upgrades in line with the current trends. This has undoubtedly placed a mark in the buyers’ minds. The Grazia has been designed on the BS6 platform which has very strict emission norms.

Honda changed its strategy by releasing a new scooter Grazia with an engine capacity of 125cc. This made them hold the top position in the market. Can Grazia be a replacement of Honda Activa or is just an another model in Honda’s scooter segment, will have to wait and see….

Honda Grazia 125
Honda Grazia 125

Coming to the design part, Grazia with its contemporary design can attract the customers for sure. It’s eye-catching and aerodynamic design can improve mileage efficiency.  The digital speedometer is very bright with large digits in the display. Apart from this, one more meter which indicates fuel consumption such as real-time mileage, average mileage, and distance to empty has been provisioned beneath the speedometer. The Grazia’s Headlamp has been designed with unique styling and it can drive away the nights giving a bright way to your ride. Its position lamps were designed with bright LED lights which can give a clear indication of your way.

The Grazia has been equipped with Idling Stop System also known as the ISS system to save fuel. This system can automatically shut down the engine during long stops such as traffic signals.  The design of the engine was developed using HET with Enhanced Smart Power Technology which can give more combustion with less friction to the fuel.  Along with HET, the engine also uses Honda’s unique ACG starter because of which the vehicle can start very quietly.  Along with both of them, it also uses PGM-FI technology, which is a sensor-based system for maximum air and fuel injection thus giving high mileage figures.

The Grazia comes with front disk brake system and telephonic suspension for maximum comfort and safety of your ride. For more details, one can visit nearest Honda two wheeler showroom or visit Honda two wheeler website.

https://www.honda2wheelersindia.com/grazia-BS-VI/