Posted by: Maltesh | March 6, 2009

Mahindra launches new Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio

Make way for the Scorpio, as we have a new beast unleashed today. Mahindra and Mahindra unveiled the new Scorpio, and the changes being visible as it has undergone heavy changes on its looks. The Scorpio now has an edgy feel to it, like a Hummer, with new bumpers, grille, bonnet scoop, headlights etc. The car which is BS-IV compliant, now starts at only 7.21 Lakh as stated in their press release.

The new Scorpio gives a beasty look and looks more sporty and gives an upbeat feeling. The car also has Mahindra’s revolutionary Micro Hybrid technology available on the Scorpio VLX & M2DI, the technology implies that the engine shall be cut off when not required and shall be started again when the driver presses the clutch; which results in an efficient fuel consumption and better performance. Scorpio now churns out a max power of 120 bhp (86.7Kw) @4000 rpm and a max gross torque of 290 Nm @ 1800-2800 rpm. For more details visit the Scorpio Website.

Picture Courtesy: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Posted by: Maltesh | March 4, 2009

Tata Motors unveil Tata Nano Europa

Tata Nano Europa (Courtesy: Autoblog.com)

Tata Nano Europa (Courtesy: Autoblog.com)

Tata Motors, in a statement earlier had announced that the Nano shall be available March 23 onwards, in addition to that what comes today is the unveiling of Tata Nano Europa, the car’s version for future International launches, esp in Europe. The difference being a longer wheelbase and standard safety features like airbags, ABS etc in addition to electronic power steering and others.

This is what the Press statement of Tata Motors had to say,

With a length of 3.29 metres and width of 1.58 metres, the Tata Nano Europa continues to be stylishly petite but surprises with its spacious interior and generous leg space. The slightly longer wheelbase of 2.28 metres combines excellent space and manoeuvrability, further improving on the benchmark standard set by the Tata Nano. The enhanced spaciousness is complemented by redesigned interiors, marked by smooth curves and a high tech yet gentle feel.

To meet the driving needs of its target customers, the Tata Nano Europa will be powered by a 3-cylinder sporty all-aluminium MPFI engine matched with a 5-speed automatic transmission, and electric power steering. The gasoline engine will be class-leading, providing high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emission of less than 100 gm / km meeting the twin goals of being environmentally friendly and stylish – just like the Tata Nano.

The Tata Nano Europa meets all safety regulations. In addition to the all sheet-metal body, its energy absorbing design, use of advanced restraint systems, ABS, ESP and Air Bags will enhance passenger safety.

Just like the Tata Nano, the Tata Nano Europa incorporates exterior compactness with interior comfort and seeks to provide motorists the pleasure and utility of personal mobility combined with affordability and environment-friendliness, in a world where smaller, fuel-efficient cars are emerging as a preferred choice

According to Autoblog.com says that the pricing could be around 5000 Euros that’s around 3.25 INR. Well, if it can come with an electric option and all the standard safety features, then I see a market for a complete car, rather than the stipped down version that’s being launched here.

In addition to this, Tata Motors also showcased Tata Prima concept luxury sedan and Indica EV, the electric version of the car.

Posted by: Maltesh | February 27, 2009

It’s Official: Tata Nano to be launched on 23 March 09

To all those who have been crowding my earlier posts with queries on Tata Nano’s launch, here are your answers. The nation’s much awaited car, Tata Nano is going to be launched on 23 Mar 09, that according to a press release from Tata Motors on 26 Feb 09.

The cars will be on display at Tata Motors dealerships from the first week of April 2009. Bookings will commence from the second week of April 2009.

Tatas would be hoping that this launch brings them out of the losses reported for the last quarter.

Posted by: Maltesh | January 13, 2009

Mahindra Xylo Launched

The wraps are out and the much anticipated Mahindra Xylo is launched today. The car comes with a 2.5l engine (turbocharged and CRDe variants), churning out a max power of 112bhp @ 3800 rpm and max torque of 24 kgm @ 1800-3000 rpm. The car comes in 4 variants E2, E4, E6 and E8 with the E8 being the top of the line option. The car is marketted as replacement to sedans, aiming to provide sedan like spaciosness and additional luxury features. The aim is clear, that is to provide a viable people carrier option those who cannot afford the expensive Innova, and is smartly placed as a car below the Scorpio and compete against the Sumo Grande from the Tata Motors. The car is priced 612000 INR for E2 variant and goes upto 754200 INR for the E8 option. All prices are as shown on the Mahindra Xylo website, visit the website for more details.

Mahindra Xylo

Mahindra Xylo

 Image Courtesy: Mahindra Xylo website.

Posted by: Maltesh | January 9, 2009

Mahindra Xylo Teaser video

We all know that Mahindra had been planning a car to rival the Innova, and recent activities and readings on the auto mags have revealed that a car called Xylo from the Mahindra factories is being rolled out. The car however is marketed to be a replacement to a sedan, have a look at the teaser video here,

From the official website of Mahindra Xylo, a few sneak preview gives a brief idea on what the car could look like, for example this pic indicates that it has a wide and a large grill like the Scorpio.

Mahindra Xylo

Mahindra Xylo

So I suspect that this is the Ingenio that was supposed to be launched, and could be launched a market higher than the Scorpio or could give the luxuries of Innova at a competitive price. That shall be unveilled when the car gets launched on 13 Jan 09. I wonder where to post this blogpost, under Sedan or SUVs?

Image courtesy:  official website of Mahindra Xylo

Posted by: Maltesh | January 9, 2009

Resuming blogging on Stay Undefined

Hello People !!

I hope all’s well in you cars and the bikes, this post is to announce that I shall be resuming blogging on Stay Undefined, which I had halted temporarily for some time, due to personnal as well professional reasons. Anyways, keep checking this space for more. You may not find the updates on hapennings that occured in this time frame, excuse me for that as a lot has occured and I haven’t been able to keep track largely.

Happy Driving, and always keep your helmets or seat belts ON.

Posted by: Maltesh | April 11, 2008

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider – Speechless Beauty

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider

Splendid Italian Exotic – That’s what I would call this Alfa Romeo 8C. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, this beauty will be one of the rarest around. That’s because only 500 of this beautiful shall be made by Alfa Romeo.

Alfa Romeo 8C Spider

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Posted by: Maltesh | April 1, 2008

Youtube Finds of the Day: Episode 1

Starting this post I am going to showcase some of the best automobile videos from Youtube/ Google Videos, so revv up.

Honda Motorcycle Commercial (CBR1000RR)
Now isn’t that something that every biker would want to ride.. Ehh..?

Video Credits by: TangChristo

Yamaha R1 “World Release”  
Now thats obsession..

Video Credits by: ZoomFilmTV

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Just drool over this one, the 2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Amazin car, even more amazing video. Simply splendid,

Video Credits: Autoblog.com

Posted by: Maltesh | March 28, 2008

Maruti Suzuki Splash Spied !!

Well, the car couldn’t have been more under covers and has been spied by Autocar India forum member FuelRunGod. Here are the pics. Wonder why everyone loves Orange??

Suzuki Splash
Suzuki Splash

The car looks the same as the pictures that were released before, and the car does look a lot promising and would be interesting to know if Maruti Suzuki replaces the Wagon R for this. Esp whats more interesting is how it plays this with the Swift.

I would rather expect this one to be a a leg smaller than the Swift and be marketted as a cheap hatch with some curvy looks. Look at the A and C pillar, and there’s no B pillar. The design is good enough to turn heads and looks like the big brother of the A Star.

I shall have more details pouring out as I get them, till then have a look at the official Suzuki Splash picture released long ago.

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