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Old 7th February 2018, 17:33   #271
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Maruti Suzuki's E-Survivor concept from Auto Expo 2018 :

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First the rear of the Nexon and now the H5X. Looks like 2 completely different people designed the front and the rear. Why is it so difficult to design a clean simple SUV?

@Tata: Please fire the guy who is designing the rear of the vehicle.
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The roll cage on the stinger looks like it's lower than the front seat headrest.I am no car design expert but isn't that fundamentally wrong?

Kudos to Tata,Kia and Toyota for showing up with very relevant products!
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Mahindra Kontraptio 900 or whatever!
What do they take Auto Expo for ? Is this some kind of joke!
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So looks like the analog displays are going to die before I complete writing this post.

All cars on display look like the interiors are being built around the digital screens.

What is with the the Mahindra design? The Rexton grill draped in chrome looks ugly.

The TUV convertible looks ugly inside out.
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wonder what sort of design team does Mahindra employ? This looks like a roadside job or maybe from a nursery paint book
Fully agree with your comments .
Looks like 2 truck tires are housed in the boot which gave birth to the 2 humps there with third smaller tire looking for some fresh air and the designers forgot to make a hump. What a loser this third tire

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New Mini Countryman :

- Made in Chennai plant
- 2.0 petrol and 2.0 diesel engine
- deliveries to begin later in the year

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Mahindra Kontraptio 900 or whatever!
What do they take Auto Expo for ? Is this some kind of joke!
After the ambitious XUV design, the new Mahindra designs are no more a desirable one.
Tata's have turned around the perception around their cars with much better looking, modern and future proof designs.
So I have just one message for the TUV convertible designer.
(the below meme is for your funny bones only)
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wonder what sort of design team does Mahindra employ? This looks like a roadside job or maybe from a nursery paint book
Why do people keep commenting on design skills? Yes they employ a hell lot of freshers one of the largest in the Indian auto sector who work in r&d.

Secondly people forget good designs like the commodo
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Almost all launches using shades of orange. Orange is definitely the 2018's Colour of the year when it comes to cars. I for one don't like it one bit but hey, these are all subjective.

So far stinger has been the most ugly and TVS Zeppelin the most beautiful exhibit
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Tata: has me drooling over their design and products. They are doing some amazing work with their new products. On H5X- I think this is the best angle to look at.

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Additionally, comparing the Nexon prototype from expo earlier and the production Nexon model- there weren't a lot of design changes. H5X may also retain most of its design bits from the prototype displayed here. With the 140HP 2L engine, Tata's penchant for spacious interiors and ride quality, this will prove to be a hefty competition for Creta & Duster. Heck, I will be ready to plonk down 15-16L on road for a H5X 5 seater 4x4 top variant. I think I am going to wait for this to be launched.

The design has some lines from fortuner and This would be more evident in the 7 seater version. with 180HP 2L diesel burner, it might even be worthy competitor to Fortuner and Endy.


Mahindra: Their design team has gone bonkers. Despite owning the Pinifarina design studio, I do not see any influences here.

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The TUV convertible is downright ugly. They better kill this hideous design before they bring it to market.

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After the ambitious XUV design, the new Mahindra designs are no more a desirable one.
Tata's have turned around the perception around their cars with much better looking, modern and future proof designs.
Couldn't agree more. Tata's Corus acquisition failed, and one of the major reasons was they were not able to get the good bits from Corus to Tata and vice versa. This has markedly changed in Tata's acquisition of JLR. JLR's inputs in Tata products is really helping them work wonders.

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So looks like the analog displays are going to die before I complete writing this post.
That's the trend. Heck, sometime down the line, it might be cheaper to manufacture digital displays than analogue displays. Not only digital displays, as the technology matures with IoT, we will see more and more integration of digital technology in to automobiles. Good example in point being Tesla cars. As of now, this is already present in luxury cars, it will slowly trickle down to budget cars as well.

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wonder what sort of design team does Mahindra employ? This looks like a roadside job or maybe from a nursery paint book
They own Pininfarina. They do not employ or even take inputs from them. They employ tacky designers who intentionally screw up products.

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Tata Nexon Aero : First Look by Autocar India :



Hyundai i20 facelift:




Tata Racemo EV, Tiago and Tigor EV:



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To me a convertible is better looking on a sedan modelled vehicle rather than the KUV. This looks like someone drove the vehicle through a low ceiling tunnel and came out with the top out. It probably will remain just a concept vehicle and will not enter production. One also needs to look at the geographical distribution of KUV sales to find if there is actually a market for this type of vehicle.
Couple of things:
1. The Stinger convertible is based on the TUV and not the KUV
2. Goenka clearly said it's a concept and have no plans for production
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BMW India at Auto Expo 2018

The webstream lasted an hour and had the group comprised of Mini, BMW Motorrad and BMW India launching a total of 9 vehicles.

Mini Countryman

* All new Countryman is built locally in Chennai and comes in 3 variants.
* Petrol version in S and S JCW and the diesel in a SD variant. Both 2 liter engines, diesel produces 190hp and petrol is 230hp if I remember correctly.
* Bookings open now and customer can take test drives in a couple of weeks. Deliveries begin second half of 2018.
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BMW Motorrad India

* 3 new models unveiled, 2 launched.
* The G310R developed in association with TVS Motors.
* The F750GS with BMW's inline 2 cylinder engine putting out 77bhp launched at ₹12.2 lakhs ex-showroom.
* The 850GS with BMW'S inline 2 cylinder engine putting out 95bhp launched at ₹13.7 lakhs ex-showroom.

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BMW i3S

* BMW unveiled the new i3S and BMW are studying the feasibility of launching the same in India.
* BMW sold 200000+ units of i cars world over since their launch. They sold more than half of it in just 2017.
* The i3S is a more sportier version of the i3. It has a 33KW electric motor putting out 184hp and 270Nm of torque.
* Has a top speed of 160Kmph and the Li-ion battery pack has a range of 280kms. Does 0-100 in 6.93 seconds.

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BMW i8 Roadster

* The new i8 Roadster is powered by a 143hp, 250Nm electric motor and a 231 hp, 320Nm 1.5liter three cylinder twin turbo petrol engine. Having a combined output of 374hp.
* 0-100kmph in 4.6sec. Has a pure electric range of 55km and an overall fuel consumption of just 2.1L/100km.

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BMW X3

* The all new SAV(Sports Activity vehicle as BMW calls it has Adaptive headlights, adaptive suspension and a huge Panoramic sunroof.
* Bookings open now and deliveries begin in second half of 2018.
* The Driving dynamics have been improved and it comes with BMW'S 8speed steptronic transmission and xDrive intelligent system.

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BMW M5

* The 6th generation BMW M5 has been launched at a price of ₹1,43,90,000.
*It is the first M sedan to be equipped with BMW'S intelligent all wheel drive system. Purists can still turn of the system for RWD fun.
* It is powered by a 8 cylinder, 600BHP, 750Nm engine (Did not hear the engine capacity.). Does 0-100kmph in 3.4secs.
* It is the first M car to come with a carbon fibre reinforced plastic roof, which by itself has helped save 15kgs over the predecessor.
* Booking open now.

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BMW 6GT

* BMW'S big showstopper launch of the evening. It is BMW's first Euro 6 car launched in India. Unveiled by Sachin Tendulkar.
* Priced at ₹58,90,000. Built locally in Chennai and hence the super low price.
* It has been designed to be spacious like a SAV, be comfortable like a sedan and have the looks of a coupe.
* Has electronically adjustable rear seats, two part panoramic sunroof, Gesture control and BMW'S intelligent key amongst other things.
* Initially launched with a 2liter twin turbo petrol engine from the 630i producing 258hp, 400Nm of torque. Does 0-100kmph in 6.3s
* Quote from Sachin," Beta ke pas 3GT hai toh baap ke pas 6GT hona chahiye". Looks like BMW is giving him a 6GT.
* Diesel version to be launched in second half of 2018, booking for petrol open now.

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A huge number of launches with a lot of information, took me 30 minutes to type this post. The entire event was hosted by him without skipping a beat!

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And what is Mr. Mahindra looking at ?

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