2018 Ford Freestyle vs Maruti Ignis comparison

You’ll have to agree that the Ignis stands out in the Maruti Suzuki universe. It’s unique for its combination of tall-boy dimensions and a crossover-like stance. Sure, its looks will polarise opinions, but for buyers seeking a certain degree of individuality, the Ignis does a great job. Ford’s new Freestyle gets crossover-like styling cues, a raised and retuned suspension and a premium kit that adds a lot of flavour. Is the Freestyle the better cross-hatch, though? We’ve got the diesel versions of the two models and compared out findings. Dimensions…

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2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT review, test drive

  What is it? Another week and another model gets the option of an automatic transmission. This time it’s the turn of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza that has just been launched with an automated manual transmission or AMT gearbox. The Brezza AMT’s launch comes close on the heels of the arrival of the Tata Nexon AMT, although it was showcased in the Indonesian motor show in 2016. But where the Nexon AMT is available with both petrol and diesel engine options, the Vitara Brezza is offered with the sole…

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New Maruti Swift Petrol AMT in CarToq’s Review

To say that the new-gen Maruti Swift has been selling like hot cakes would be an understatement. The latest generation of Maruti’s popular B1-segmenter has not only given the competition sleepless nights but has also been very quick in becoming more popular than its predecessor. Attractive prices, modern design, frugal and sufficiently power engines, good ride quality, precise steering – there’s really a lot that the new Swift offers. Another highlight is the AMT transmission, which is being provided on both the engine variants. AMT variants account for as much as…

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Modified Maruti Suzuki Baleno from 360 Motoring is pure SWAG

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a massive seller, with over 15,000 copies finding homes in India each month. High sales means that a large number of Balenos end up in the modification circuit. Today, we have yet another Baleno but one that’s pure SWAG. Though the purists may call it riced, this is a car that looks like no other Baleno on Indian roads. The ‘scissor door’ is the showstopping feature on this car. It also wears a body kit with customized front and rear bumpers. The car’s stanced to…

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno badge-engineered with Toyota clothes: Here’s what it could look like

It’s now well established that Toyota will badge engineer the Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback and sell it in India. This is expected to be somewhat like the Nissan Micra and its badge engineered sibling, the Renault Pulse. While the Toyota badged Baleno is a year or two away from a commercial launch in India, here is a speculative render that will give you an idea of what the car could look like.   As seen in the render, the Toyota-badged Baleno is expected to have completely different front-end and…

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7 seat Maruti Suzuki WagonR confirmed for India! Launching in 2018

Maruti Suzuki has been testing the Solio on Indian roads for many months now. A couple of years ago, the car maker also showcased the WagonR R3, a 7 seat, 3 row version of the popular hatchback in Indonesia. Back then, Maruti Suzuki confirmed that a 7 seat WagonR will eventually be launched in India.   Team-BHP‘s sources say that the 7 seat WagonR will be launched here in 2018 itself. We expect it to be the 7 seat version of the Solio, which is a larger version of the…

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Maruti Ciaz modified! Here are some of the latest head-turners

Maruti Ciaz has become one of the best-selling cars in the market and gives tough time to the well-established players like Honda City and Hyundai Verna in India. While the Ciaz is available in many different countries, the Thailand market has a few extreme body kits of the Ciaz. Indians are also not far behind when it comes to modifying the Ciaz. Here are top five new modified Ciaz from India. Type X This is one of the most radical-looking Maruti Ciaz cars in the Indian market. The modification job gives the…

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Ford EcoSport (Maruti Vitara Brezza rival) gets a new variant in India

Ford launched the new EcoSport late last year. The second best-selling sub 4-meter compact SUV now gets a new variant that will attract a wider audience. Ford has launched a new manual transmission option with the Titanium+ trim with the petrol engine, which was only available with an automatic transmission till now. The diesel engine was available with the top of the line trim already. The new Titanium+ petrol manual is priced at Rs. 10.47 lakh, ex-showroom, India. The EcoSport facelift received a new three-cylinder Dragon petrol engine in India….

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Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tour S CNG compact sedan launching soon in India

Maruti Suzuki will soon launch a CNG variant of the Dzire Tour S. The Dzire Tour is a compact sedan meant for cab operators. It comes with a speed limiter and stripped down feature set. The car has already been homologated at the VRDE Ahmednagar, and will soon be in Maruti Suzuki showrooms. It’ll use the 1.2 liter K-Series petrol engine that is tuned to run on CNG as well. In petrol mode, this engine will produce 83 Bhp of peak power and in CNG mode, it will make 74…

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