Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Maruti Ertiga Faring Well

Maruti India, this is a reckoned as one of the top brand in the Indian four wheeler market. This company has the reputation of producing best of the cars, which are reliable, fuel efficient and also very cost effective. For more than a decade, this company has been living up to its reputation and has been carrying out the tradition of manufacturing most reliable and efficient cars. The demand is not only focused at the new cars but there is also a huge demand for Used Maruti cars as well.Recently Maruti India launched the MPV, which Maruti has tagged as India's first LUV/ Life Utility Vehicle. If we look at Maruti Ertiga pictures, the exteriors of this new variant are very similar to Maruti Ritz from the front. If we checkout Maruti Ertiga price, the base variant starts with a price tag of Rs. 5,89,000 [Ex- ShowroomNew Delhi], and top of the line model comes at a price of Rs. 8,45,000 [Ex- Showroom New Delhi].

If see the Maruti Ertiga reviews this LUV version from Maruti is available in Diesel as well as Petrol version. The petrol version LUV is fitted with K series engine, with 1.4 liter capacity engine which has the ability to produce 95 PS and exert a max torque of 130 NM. The petrol version is very zippy with and responds to quickly to the accelerator pedal command. The diesel version of the LUV is bundled with DDiS engine, this 1.3 Litre geometry turbo designed engine produces a max thrust of 90 PS and a peak torque of 200 NM. Both these variants are equally good, but diesel variant has an upper hand over petrol variant. The company boasts that petrol variant can hit 0-100 in just 15 seconds and on the other hand the diesel car variant can reach from 0-100 in just 15.5 seconds, which is a very impressive number for a diesel engine.

 According to the company this vehicle is very fuel efficient, the petrol variant has the ability to deliver 16.02 Kmpl on the highways and the diesel variant on the other hand will give 20.77 Kmpl. If we check out the interiors of Maruti Ertiga, the vehicle is very spacious, with good leg room. The vehicle also has some excellent security features like dual air bags and ABS. Overall; living up to its brand name, Maruti has once again delivered a good family car, which is fuel and price efficient. I shared that CarDekho.com Unveils India's Premium Online Car Accessories Store – Shop.CarDekho.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chevrolet Spark Vs Maruti Alto K10 Clash of the Two Perfectionists?

This comparison is of the two most prominent competitors in the Hatchback segment namely Maruti Alto K10 and Chevrolet Spark. Both these Petrol Hatchback cars are very popular in the country and are generating remarkable sales for their companies. Chevrolet India also offers this Chevrolet Spark in an LPG variant as well, whereas Maruti Alto K10 is only available in petrol variant. Maruti Cars are known for their trustworthiness and consistent performance since many years, while Chevrolet cars are also feature packed and fuel efficient in their own way. To begin with, let’s talk about the price factor, Chevrolet Spark as well as the Maruti Alto K10 Price is similar and both these hatchbacks are priced at Rs. 3.14 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) for the base variant. 

The dimensions are a tad different with Maruti Alto K10 being spacious with better length, width and height, but Chevrolet Spark has better ground clearance, though it is a tad smaller than its counterpart. The outsides of both these cars are smooth and lustrous, at the same time Maruti Alto K10 with its new facelift is looking a little refreshing than the aging Chevrolet Spark. But then again, Chevrolet Spark has quite a few features like alloy wheels, rear spoiler and roof rails, which are missing in its competitor. The insides of these cars have comparable features, but Chevrolet Spark has a few things like rear windows, rear wiper, defogger and a spoiler as well, which are absent in its competitor. But at the same time, Maruti Alto K10 has a powerful AC, key-off reminder, a new tachometer and also a new amber colored illumination in the instrument cluster. Another glaring difference is the music system, Chevrolet Spark come integrated with an MP3 player with speakers and antenna, while this is not available in the Maruti Alto K10.

The engines of these two hatchback cars are also somewhat identical with Maruti Alto K10 being equipped with a new K10 series petrol engine, which is compliant with the BS-IV emission regulations. This peppy engine can displace 998cc, has a good pickup and can take this car from 0-100 Kmph in just about 13.3 seconds and can generate a peak power of 68 Ps and 90 Nm of torque. This engine is mated with a 5-speed manual gearbox and is said to give an impressive mileage of 20.2 Kmpl. Whereas Chevrolet Spark has a 995cc engine that has many advance features such as MPFI, DDLI, MTIS and other optical sensors, which aid in higher engine performance. This engine can churn out 63 Bhp of power output and 90.3 Nm of torque and is mated with a similar 5-Speed manual transmission as of its competitor. This car generates a mileage of 16.9 Kmpl as stated in a few Chevrolet Spark Reviews. Overall, it is a little difficult to pick any one of these amazing cars as the engine of Maruti Alto K10 might be better and efficient in mileage. But at the same time, Chevrolet Spark has more convenient features. The final verdict rests on the buyers as they are the best judges of what they want in their car. The people who would like to own a spacious car with a lively engine can go with the Maruti Alto K10 and those who want a more feature packed car can take the Chevrolet Spark. Meanwhile, Indian car market is going to be flooded with several new launches this year. The list includes Tata Safari Storme, Renault Duster, Audi Q3, Premier Rio Diesel, New Chevrolet Captiva, New Hyundai Elantra, BMW 3 Series and Volkswagen Jetta petrol, which are going to be launched in the coming weeks. I shared that 2012 Chevrolet Cruze to Foray into the Market Soon and Tata Safari Storme Launch to Heat up Competition in the SUV Segment.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Will the New Maruti Ritz Match up to the Maruti Swift's Popularity?

Maruti India, which is one of the country’s leading car brands, has been serving the Indian customers by producing some of the best and affordable cars on the Indian roads. Maruti India has manufactured all types of vehicles ranging from sedans car, small cars, SUVs and hatchback models as well. Maruti India has recently launched a brand new MPV, Maruti Ertiga, which is doing great business for the company. The company boasts that this MPV will cater to almost all the needs of its buyers. Maruti Suzuki India is a fully owned auxiliary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, which is based in Japan. Maruti has launched many hatchback cars models in India, which were very successful in the market and also aptly suited for Indian road conditions.

In 2009 Maruti launched Maruti Ritz, a trendy hatchback model which has done amazing business for the company since then. Now, this wonderful car is in the news again as it has breached the 2 lakh unit mark recently and it is the third such model that has achieved this feat. Maruti Ritz has achieved this mark within 3 years of its launch and has sold around 64, 000 vehicles in FY 2011-12. Maruti Ritz is also getting a very good response in the global markets as well as the company has exported close to 8, 000 vehicles in the Asian market. The company is now going to introduce a new and improvised version of Maruti Ritz very soon in the Indian market. Maruti Ritz pictures are also a rage on several websites and have a dedicated page on the popular social networking website, Facebook. There are no confirmed reports of the new Maruti Ritz price, which will only be revealed closer to its official launch.

Apparently, this new revamped Maruti Ritz will have some significant changes in the front fascia with a redesigned front grille and head lamps making this hatchback look sportier and attractive.  This new version of Maruti Ritz will be available in both diesel and petrol car versions. The petrol version will be fitted with a 1.2 litre petrol K-Series engine and the diesel version will have the DDiS 1.3 litre engine. Looking at the previous record of this amazing hatchback, the new version is going to take the market by storm. The company is also expecting this version to generate the same popularity which the prevalent version is enjoying. Meanwhile, Skoda Fabia Scout has been launched and its bookings are going on in full swing across all the Skoda India’s outlets in the country. I recently shared that Renault Pulse Petrol Makes an Entry in the Hatchback Car Segment and Maruti Ertiga the Feature Loaded MPV that Transforms Your Lifestyle.