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    Maruti EVX Parked On Roadside, Next To Venue – Interiors, Exteriors Walkaround

    Maruti EVX Electric SUV Spied – WalkaroundWhen launched, Maruti Suzuki eVX SUV will rival MG ZS EV, Mahindra XUV400 and upcoming Tata Curvv EV, Hyundai Creta EV and Mahindra BE.05India’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, has a massive portfolio of petrol and petrol+CNG vehicles. What it currently lacks is a BEV. The company is poised to unveil its first-ever electric car in the form of eVX SUV. Recently, Maruti Suzuki eVX has been papped in a detailed walkaround video, revealing its interiors for the first time.Maruti EVX Parked On RoadsideeVX will be Suzuki’s first-ever BEV. By the looks of it, eVX might make its world debut at 2025 Auto Expo and India could be the first market to witness a launch. A lot is riding on Maruti Suzuki eVX’s shoulders and it needs to be an extravaganza as it is the first of its kind for the brand.Maruti EVX Electric SUV Spied – WalkaroundWe’re happy to report that eVX packs a lot of sauce and is likely to leave a lasting impression on the automotive industry. A recent walkaround video by Manish Kaushik Shorts reveals most of the interior details of eVX electric SUV. We can see a new twin-spoke steering wheel with almost perfect 9 and 3 positions.Steering controls get a glossy finish. These controls are unlabelled on this test mule, but there is a probability that these might be touch-sensitive and labels are backlit. Flat bottom effect for the steering looks very modern and sophisticated. Dashboard is clad with a cloth. However, we can see a free-standing infotainment screen that could be 10-inch+ in size.Maruti EVX Electric SUV Spied – WalkaroundTwo central AC vents are vertically arranged and spaced out, lending a sense of width. Centre console area is stuffed with testing equipment. There is a floating centre console on eVX like on a European car. Hyundai Kona has something similar too. Centre console is clad with camouflage, but we did spot a rotary dial, maybe a gear selector, and an electronic parking brake.Maruti EVX Electric SUV Spied – WalkaroundBased on YY8 skateboard, a derivative of born electric 27PL platform from Toyota, there is no need for a traditional transmission tunnel, allowing OEMs to explore their creative ideas. Seats look very hugging with massive side bolsters, like that of a Euro car. We can see a single-pane sunroof along with rear AC vents shared with Grand Vitara.Maruti EVX Electric SUV Spied – WalkaroundExterior highlights and powertrainWe have covered exterior highlights before and there were no new features spotted on this test mule. Refreshing your memory, Maruti Suzuki eVX gets projector headlights, striking alloy wheels, all-four disc brakes, rear washer and wiper, a large roof spoiler, rear door handles on C-Pillar, a shark fin antenna, camera on ORVMs, front camera, radar module for ADAS, charging port on front left fender and more. Dashcam might be aftermarket.Maruti EVX Electric SUV Spied – WalkaroundWhere powertrain is concerned, we can expect a single-motor front wheel drive layout as standard and a dual-motor all-wheel drive layout as an option. Battery size could be a 45 kWh and 60 kWh units promising a range of up to 550 km. More

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    2024 Bajaj Pulsar N250 Launched At Rs. 1.51 Lakh – New Features, Componentry

    2024 Bajaj Pulsar N250 LaunchedAll these updates seen with 2024 Bajaj Pulsar N250 launched, might make their way on Pulsar F250 in the futureAfter around two decades when the first Pulsar was introduced in 2001, Bajaj launched Pulsar 250 twins in India a couple of years ago for an introductory price of Rs 1.38 lakh for the naked N250 and Rs 1.40 lakh for the semi-faired F250. Since launch, Pulsar 250 haven’t been updated until now. Say Namaste to the 2024 Bajaj Pulsar N250.2024 Pulsar N250 LaunchedAt the time of launch, Pulsar 250 was offered with two colour options – Racing Red and Techno Grey. The Caribbean Blue colour option was added later. But the 2024 Pulsar N250 gets three shades – Red, White and Black. Only the Black shade will get Black finish on USD forks and the other two get Gold finish on USD forks.2024 Bajaj Pulsar N250 BlackSpeaking of USD forks, that is among the primary updates with MY2024 Pulsar N250. This update primarily revolves around upgraded cycle parts, upgraded features and a brand new fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity along with turn-by-turn navigation. We have seen this cluster on recently updated NS200 and NS160 as well.Updates with cycle parts include the aforementioned USD forks. These are 37mm units and are sourced from Endurance. There is a fatter 140-section rear tyre that should ensure more traction and increase rideability. Both the fatter tyre and USD front forks add an overall muscular approach to motorcycle as well.2024 Bajaj Pulsar N250 14-Section Rear TyreWhere features are concerned, Bajaj Auto has added traction control to Pulsar N250 for the first time. This is a welcome addition that should contribute to overall safety aspect of this motorcycle. Traction control system can be turned off altogether, when the motorcycle is in Off-road ABS mode.Speaking of, Bajaj has also added ABS riding modes for the first time on Pulsar N250 as well. There are three of them in total – Rain, Road and Off-Road. Unlike the Traction Control, you can’t turn off ABS at rear wheel even in Off-Road mode.2024 Bajaj Pulsar N250 New ClusterWhere pricing is concerned, 2024 Bajaj Pulsar N250 costs Rs. 1,50,829 (ex-sh), which is a price hike of just Rs. 1,829 over its preceding model. The pricing seems to be more than justified when considering all the upgrades Bajaj has offered.PowertrainsThere are no powertrain updates for 2024 Pulsar N250. The same 249.07 cc, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine generates 24.5 PS of max power at 8,750 rpm and 21.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission. The bike is equipped with a slip and assist clutch.2024 Bajaj Pulsar N250 WhiteRear Nitrox mono-shock suspension unit is retained. The bike has 17-inch wheels at both ends, now shod with 100-section front and 140-section rear tubeless tyres. Braking system comprises 300mm front and 230mm rear disc with dual-channel ABS.Just like other Pulsar motorcycles, Pulsar 250 promises optimal torque availability across a wide rev range. As per user feedback, the bike can achieve a top speed of around 130 kmph. These updates could make their way to Pulsar F250 as well.Source More

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    MG Cloud EV Spied Testing In India Ahead Of Launch In 2025

    MG Cloud EV Spied in India. Image – lolgod11The collaboration between MG Motor and JSW has stirred anticipation among automotive enthusiasts, and these spy shots of the MG Cloud EV adds further excitement to the mixIn a significant development in India’s electric vehicle (EV) market, the much-anticipated MG Cloud EV has been spotted undergoing testing on Indian roads. This sighting marks a pivotal moment in the partnership between MG Motor and JSW, as they gear up to introduce a range of new cars in the country.MG Cloud EV Spied Testing In IndiaSet to be marketed under the newly formed JSW-MG branding, the electric vehicle has already made its mark in international markets. Known as the Wuling Cloud EV in Indonesia and the Baojun Yunduo in China, it is expected to make waves in the Indian automotive scene under the moniker MG Cloud EV.MG Cloud EV Spied Testing In India. Image – McLarenMP4-27With dimensions measuring 4,295 mm in length, 1,850 mm in width, and 1,652 mm in height, the MG Cloud EV boasts a spacious interior capable of accommodating five passengers comfortably. Positioned to rival contenders like the BYD Dolphin and Volkswagen ID.3, the MG Cloud EV stands out with its sleek design and impressive specifications.MG Cloud EVInternationally, the MG Cloud EV is available with two battery options: 37.9 kWh and 50.6 kWh, offering drive ranges of up to 360 kilometers and 460 kilometers respectively. This versatility ensures that consumers have options tailored to their specific needs and driving habits, bolstering the appeal of the electric vehicle in a rapidly evolving market.MG Cloud EV Spied Testing In IndiaMG Cloud EV Spied – InteriorsInside the MG Cloud EV, drivers will find a host of cutting-edge features designed to enhance the driving experience. An 8.8-inch full LCD instrument screen complements either a 10.1-inch or 15.6-inch central control screen, providing intuitive access to essential vehicle functions. Moreover, the MG Cloud EV comes with LingOS 2.0 ecological cockpit, underscoring its commitment to innovation and connectivity.MG Cloud EV Spied Testing In IndiaSafety remains a top priority for MG Motor and JSW, evident in the inclusion of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and six airbags in the MG Cloud EV. These features offer peace of mind to drivers and passengers alike, reinforcing the vehicle’s reputation as a leader in safety technology.MG Cloud EVAs the automotive industry shifts towards electrification, the arrival of the MG Cloud EV signals a bold step forward for India’s EV ecosystem. With its combination of style, performance, and advanced technology, the MG Cloud EV is poised to redefine the standards for electric vehicles in the country. Stay tuned for further updates as the eagerly anticipated launch of the MG Cloud EV draws closer. More

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    Ather Rizta Launched Starting From Rs. 1.1 Lakh – iQube, Chetak, Ola S1 X+ Rival

    Ather Rizta Launched In IndiaWhen compared to rivals like iQube, Chetak, Ola S1 X+ and the likes, Ather Rizta launched, promises a robust powertrain and appealing designAt 2024 Ather Community Day event, the electric mobility solutions provider, launched its first-ever family-oriented scooter, Rizta. This practical and appealing scooter is Ather’s most affordable yet priced at Rs. 1.1 lakh (ex-sh). Bookings for Ather Rizta are open and the deliveries are set to commence in June 2024.Ather Rizta Launched Starting From Rs. 1.1 LakhAther’s strategies for navigating Indian electric mobility space have taken a new chapter with Rizta. After catering to younger audiences ever since its inception, Ather Energy is now foraying into family-oriented electric scooters where TVS iQube and Bajaj Chetak have been actively gaining market share.Ather RiztaThe company’s biggest rival is Ola Electric with their slew of S1 electric scooters, Rizta has to compete to the highest level to make a name for itself. At Rs. 1.1 lakh (ex-sh), Rizta is a better proposition than other Ather electric scooters sold under 450 range. The headline Rs. 1.1 lakh is for the base S variant with 2.9 kWh battery and the top-spec Z variant will cost Rs. 1.24 lakh for 2.9 kWh battery and Rs. 1.44 lakh for 3.7 kWh battery variants (all prices ex-sh).While Rizta S gets 3 colour options, Z trim takes the total colours to 7, including 3 monotone and 4 dual tone shades. The new design language is akin to family scooters too. For starters, Ather Rizta has gone with a minimalist approach and has created a modern-looking scooter. Even though it looks slightly inspired by its arch-rival TVS iQube, the overall design and aesthetics have a certain uniqueness that stands out from other electric scooters on sale in India.[embedded content]Rear LED tail lights, the largest seat in India at 900mm long, flat floorboard, rear pillion backrest, 34L under seat storage, 22L optional flexible frunk, wireless charger for Ather Halo helmet and pillion backrest are notable elements. We can see an appealing handlebar panel and front mudguard. Side body panels have minimal creases and look quite soothing.Powertrain and hardwareThe instrumentation is handled by a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen that we have seen with 450X and 450 Apex. Initial speculations suggested the same LCD panel as 450S, but that isn’t the case. This cluster runs on AtherStack 6 and supports smartphone integration, notifications, Google Maps, Whatsapp integration and alerts among others.Ather Rizta Under Seat StorageComponentry includes an underbone chassis that is derived from 450’s chassis, RSU telescopic front forks, disc brake at the front and drum brake for rear and 12-inch alloy wheels at both ends shod with MRF rubber. Rizta gets something called Ather Skid control, like a traction control system. Other notable safety features include Fallsafe, ESS (Emergency Stop Signal), Theft & Tow Detect, Find My Scooter and others.Ather Rizta launched, packs a 2.9 kWh battery with base S variant and a larger 3.7 KWh battery for top-spec variant. True Range is 105 km with 2.9 kWh battery and 125 km with 3.7 kWh battery-equipped variants. To regulate power delivery for optimum performance and range, there are Zip and SmartEco riding modes and a top speed of 80 km/h. Features like MagicTwist, AutoHold and reverse mode have been carried over from 450 range.  More

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    Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Leaks Ahead Of Launch – End Of Activa?

    Ather Rizta Electric Scooter LeaksAs opposed to 450 lineup, we will witness slightly less sophistication and performance with the upcoming Ather Rizta EVAfter launching products catering to youth with sleek and futuristic electric scooters, Ather Energy is taking a different approach for the first time. With Ather Rizta, the company will step into uncharted waters rivaling mainstream scooter brands. Ahead of launch, Ather Rizta electric scooter has now leaked online.Ather Rizta Electric Scooter First Photos LeakIf we take a look at Ather’s approach to mobility solutions in India, they have stuck to building an ecosystem and a community of tech-savvy and young buyers with a thirst for thrill. The company is now foraying into family scooter genre where Honda, TVS, Suzuki and Yamaha have been very active.Ather Rizta Electric Scooter LeaksWhere electric family scooters are concerned, juggernauts like Honda fade away from the equation. But upcoming Ather Rizta will rival TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak and Ola S1 X+. It will even rival ICE scooters like Activa and Jupiter. With Ather Rizta, we can see the brand stressing practicality after selling the sporty and sophisticated 450 lineup of scooters.Ather has time and time again, reflected Rizta’s seat size, which should be one of its biggest strengths. Leaked images confirm similar ethos and pack a big seat. Like “big” big. This should allow Ather to pack a bigger underseat storage. We’re talking about two full size helmets and then more.Ather Rizta Electric Scooter LeaksDesign-wise, we can see an overall similar approach to TVS iQube. Especially considering both are arch rivals in the same segment, this is very interesting. Design attributes inspired by iQube are sleek horizontal LED headlights, front apron, sleek LED tail lights, large grab rails side panels among others.Ather Rizta Electric Scooter LeaksIn the leaked photos, we can see sleek body panels that lend a futuristic appeal. I particularly like how the single-piece body extends from its apron to its side body panels. We can also see a flat floorboard which should amplify practicality. Other notable elements include front and rear disc brakes, belt drive for smooth power delivery and large ORVMs.What to expect?In typical Ather fashion, we should expect a no-nonsense approach in battery department. The company has demonstrated Ather Rizta’s battery strength by a drop test and battery’s IP67 with a water wading test. Where battery capacity is concerned, we could expect around a 3 kWh unit promising a claimed range of about 160 km.Ather Rizta Electric Scooter LeaksAther Rizta will likely pack the same 7-inch colour TFT touchscreen dashboard as 450X and 450 Apex, as hinted in the water-wading test video. The company will unveil Rizta at Ather Community Day on 6th April 2024. The same event will also witness the launch of AtherStack 6 OTA update along with a secret smart accessory.Ather Rizta Electric Scooter Leaks1st April 2024The photos you see in this post are not actual leaked images, but digital renders created by Pratyush Rout. They are based on the leaked spy shots. Thank you for joining us on this April Fool’s Day blog adventure. Until we meet again next year, remember to prioritize safety on your travels. More

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    2024 Bajaj Pulsar N125 First Ever Spy Shots – Launch Soon

    2024 Bajaj Pulsar N125 Spy ShotsBajaj is upgrading its bestselling Pulsar range and one of the new entrants will be Pulsar N125In the 125cc motorcycle segment, Bajaj currently offers the Pulsar 125 and Pulsar NS125. The upcoming Pulsar N125 will sit between the two. It will help Bajaj strengthen its presence in the 125cc segment that continues to register strong growth. Pulsar 125 range is currently ranked second in the list of best selling 125cc bikes, trailing Honda CB Shine.Pulsar N125 – Features, performanceBajaj Pulsar N125 test mule was spotted with telescopic front forks and a monoshock suspension at rear. The bike can be seen with disk and drum combo at front and rear, respectively. The chassis and overall design will be borrowed from the Pulsar N150. For example, the LED headlamp, fuel tank and plastic parts on the sides appear to be the same as N150.2024 Bajaj Pulsar N125 Spy ShotsHowever, specific features such as the split seats and alloy wheels are borrowed from Pulsar NS125. Other key features spotted on the test mule include wide handlebar, sporty rear-view mirrors, underbelly exhaust, short tail section and tyre hugger. The bike offers a comfortable riding stance with centrally positioned footpegs and pulled-back handlebar. The seats appear to be comfy for both the rider and pillion.Pulsar N125 will have 17-inch wheels at both ends, shod with tubeless tyres. 240 mm front disc and 130 mm rear drum brakes are likely. Powering the bike will be a 124.45 cc, air cooled, SOHC engine. It churns out 12 PS of max power and 11 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.2024 Bajaj Pulsar N125 Spy ShotsPulsar N125 – Digital instrument consoleUpcoming Pulsar N125 is expected to get the same LCD instrument unit, as was recently introduced with the updated Pulsar NS125. A range of information is displayed such as speedometer, gear indicator, trip meter, odometer, RPM, clock and fuel level. Two dedicated buttons are provided to easily navigate the instrument unit. The LCD instrument has Bluetooth and can be paired with the user’s smartphone. It unlocks functions such as calls and text message notifications.Pulsar N125 – Launch date, PricingNew Bajaj Pulsar N125 is expected to be launched later this year around June. Positioned between the Pulsar 125 and Pulsar NS125, Pulsar N125 could be launched at a starting price of around Rs 1 lakh. It will primarily take on rivals such as TVS Raider 125 and the Hero Xtreme 125R.Upcoming Bajaj bikes in 2024Apart from Pulsar N125, Bajaj is also working on the updated versions of the Pulsar N250 and F250. Among the key updates will be USD front forks and a new digital instrument console. USD forks are already offered with Pulsar bikes such as NS160 and NS200. With the updates, the Pulsar N250 will have better capabilities against rival products such as KTM 250 Duke and Dominar 250. Bajaj is also working on a new CNG bike. It is expected to emerge as a game changer in the commuter segment.Source More

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    Bajaj Pulsar N250 2024 Model Launch Soon – USD Forks, Upgraded Tech

    Bajaj Pulsar N250 2024With new features, Pulsar N250 will have improved capabilities against rivals such as KTM 250 Duke and Dominar 250With the Pulsar range contributing more than 2/3rd of Bajaj’s overall sales in the domestic market, it is imperative to introduce updates at regular intervals. Bajaj had earlier announced that six new Pulsar bikes will be launched by the end of FY-23. New versions of N150, N160, NS160 and NS200 have already been launched. Next month, Bajaj is likely to introduce the 2024 version of Pulsar N250.Bajaj Pulsar N250 2024 – New featuresOne of the key updates will be a new reverse LCD instrument screen with Bluetooth connectivity. It is likely to be the same unit, as introduced with the updated Pulsar NS200. With the Bajaj Ride Connect App, users will be able to pair their smartphones to access calls and text messages. Other information such as battery health and mobile signal strength will also be displayed.Bajaj Pulsar N250 2024The new LCD screen will also have turn-by-turn navigation. To access the functions of the instrument console, a dedicated mode button is expected to be added to the switchgear. New tech capabilities introduced with Pulsar N250 will enhance its appeal among young enthusiasts.While Pulsar bikes have always been liked for their peppy performance, the tech kit was often below expectations. Especially when compared to rival offerings. It appears that Bajaj is finally fixing all such issues with the new, updated Pulsar models.Will have similar speedo as the 2024 Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 seen above.New Pulsar N250 to get USD forksAt the time of their launch, Pulsar 250 twins were expected to get USD forks. However, the bikes were equipped with conventional telescopic forks. This was a bit disheartening for enthusiasts who were expecting the best features with the biggest Pulsar.The 2024 model will fix the issue, as it is expected to get USD forks. Bajaj already offers USD forks with Pulsar bikes such as NS160 and NS200. USD forks enable agile handling and fast cornering. The bike’s visual appeal is also improved with USD forks.New 2024 Pulsar N250 specs, performanceCore mechanicals will remain unchanged for 2024 Pulsar N250. The monoshock suspension at rear will be carried forward. The bike has 17-inch wheels at both ends, shod with 100/80 front and 130/70 rear tyres. Braking setup comprises 300 mm and 230 mm discs at front and rear, respectively. Seat height of 795 mm seems appropriate for optimal control and handling. New 2024 Pulsar N250 could lose some weight, which will help improve the bike’s power to weight ratio. The current model weighs 162 kg.Powering the Pulsar N250 is a 249.07 cc, single cylinder, 2-valve, oil cooled, FI engine. It generates 24.5 PS of max power and 21.5 Nm of peak torque. The bike has a constant mesh 5-speed gearbox. Updates for the bike are likely to result in slightly higher pricing. The current model is available at a starting price of Rs 1.50 lakh.Source More

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    Citroen eC3 Scores 0 Safety Rating In Global NCAP – Bodyshell Stable (Stellantis Statement)

    Citroen eC3 crash test – Global NCAPCitroen C3 Electric Receives Disappointing Crash Test Results in IndiaIn a recent crash test conducted by Global NCAP, the safety rating for the Citroen C3 electric, also known as eC3, has been revealed, stirring concerns about its safety features. Launched in India in February 2023, the Citroen C3 electric garnered attention for its eco-friendly design and innovative features. However, the crash test results paint a different picture, highlighting significant safety shortcomings.Citroen C3 Electric Crash Test ResultsAccording to Global NCAP, the Citroen eC3 scored a dismal 0-star safety rating for adult passengers and a mere 1-star safety rating for child passengers. Despite being equipped with dual front airbags, seat belt reminders, and belt load limiters, the model lacked crucial safety features, contributing to its poor performance in the crash tests.Citroen eC3 crash test – Global NCAPGlobal NCAP noted that while the body shell integrity during frontal impacts remained stable, the absence of features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), ISOFIX, Side Airbags, and Knee Airbags undermined the overall safety rating. Additionally, the lack of side head protection made side pole impact testing impossible.In their assessment of adult safety, Global NCAP highlighted various deficiencies. Although the protection offered to the driver’s and passenger’s head and neck during frontal impacts was commendable, weak chest protection for the driver and poor chest protection for the passenger limited the rating to one star. Moreover, inadequate knee protection for the driver and unstable footwell areas further compromised safety.[embedded content]For child safety, Global NCAP observed that while the child seat for a 3-year-old installed forward-facing failed to prevent excessive forward exposure and head contact, side impact protection was satisfactory. However, concerns arose regarding the absence of three-point seat belts in all seating positions and insufficient Isofix positions as standard features.Consumer Awareness and Safety PrioritizationCommenting on the results, Global NCAP emphasized the importance of comprehensive safety measures in vehicles, especially in emerging markets like India. They urged manufacturers to prioritize safety features to protect both adult occupants and children in the event of a crash.Alejandro Furas, Global NCAP Secretary General said, “This is an appalling result from Stellantis. PSA was once a leader in safety, but now, as part of the Stellantis group, the manufacturer appears to have taken a major backward step. We hope that this apparent negative trend is corrected globally as a matter of urgency.”David Ward, Executive President of the Towards Zero Foundation said, “This result from Sellantis is of serious concern, not only for consumers in the Indian market but also for those in emerging economies around the world.”Manufacturer’s Response and Future ConsiderationsResponding to the crash test result, Stellantis has shared the following statement – “Stellantis confirms its vehicles comply with all current local market regulations and its commitment to safety with six airbags and additional safety features as standard across products in India during the second half of the year.” More