Jul 5, 2012

Renault Duster

Renault has launched its new Duster SUV in New Delhi at a base ex-showroom price of Rs 7.19 lakh for the 1.6-litre petrol, Rs 7.99 lakh for the 85PS diesel and Rs 9.99 lakh for the 105PS diesel engines. The Duster is available in eight trim levels and is available for immediate sale.

The 1.6-litre petrol engine produces 104PS of power while the 1.5-litre dCi engine is available in two states of tune – 85PS and 110PS. The Duster will compete with the Tata Safari and Mahindra Scorpio.


Specifications:

Options  Petrol RxE Diesel 85 PS RxL Diesel 110 PS RxZ
Price  7.19L 7.99L 10.99L
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Code 1.6 K4M 1.5 dCi K9K HP 1.5 dCi K9K THP
Displacement (cc) 1598 1461 1461
Engine Type 4 Cyl in-line 4 Cyl in-line 4 Cyl in-line
Max Power : PS @ rpm 104 PS @ 5850 rpm 85PS @ 3750 110 PS @ 3900 rpm
Max Torque : Nm @ rpm 145 Nm @ 3750 rpm 200 @ 1900 248 Nm @ 2250 rpm
Fuel System Multi-point Fuel Injection Common rail direct injection (dCi) Common Rail Direct Injection (dCi)
Transmission Type 5-speed Manual 5-speed Manual 6-speed Manual
DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES
Overall Lenth (mm) 4315 4315 4315
Overall Width (mm) 1822 1822 1822
Overall Height- with Roof Rail (mm) 1695 1695 1695
Wheelbase (mm) 2673 2673 2673
Front Track (mm) 822 822 822
Rear Track (mm) 820 820 820
Ground Clearance (mm) 205 205 205
Minimum Turning Radius (m) 5.2 5.2 5.2
Trunk Capacity (Litre) 475 & 1064 (with rear seats folded) 475 & 1064 (with rear seats folded) 475 & 1064 (with rear seats folded)
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 50 50
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg) 1740 1758 1781
BRAKES
Type Hydraulically Operated Diagonal Split Dual Circuit Braking Hydraulically operated Diagonal Split dual circuit braking Hydraulically Operated Diagonal Split Dual Circuit Braking
Front Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc Ventilated Disc
Rear Drum Drum Drum
SUSPENSION
Front Independent McPherson Strut with Coil Springs & Anti-Roll Bar Independent McPherson Strut with coil springs & anti-roll bar Independent McPherson Strut with coil springs & anti-roll bar
Rear Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Springs & Anti-Roll Bar Torsion beam axle with coil springs & anti-roll bar Torsion beam axle with coil springs & anti-roll bar
STEERING
Type Hydraulic Power Assisted Electro Hydraulic Power assisted Electro Hydraulic Power Assisted
TYRES & WHEELS
Tyres 215/65 R16 Tubeless 215/65 R16 Tubeless 215/65 R16 Tubeless
Wheels 16 inch Steel 16 inch Steel 16 inch Alloys




Apr 13, 2012

Maruti Ertiga

Maruti’s first foray into the MPV segment, the Ertiga has been launched in India at a price of Rs 5.89 lakh for the base petrol variant, ex-Delhi. The Ertiga is being offered in six variants – three with a petrol engine and three with a diesel and will square off against the Innova and Xylo. It will be available in seven colours.
The Ertiga uses familiar parts and bits from the Maruti kitty. Its swept back headlamps project a family look which has been inspired from the Swift while the bonnet and grille are taken from the Ritz. The interiors feature three rows of seating with dual tone upholstery with the steering wheel having audio controls on it. The middle and third row of passengers have air vents embedded in the roof liner above the front row. With a turning radius of 5.2m and being lesser in length and width than its competitors, the Ertiga has nimble dynamics.

Maruti is offering two engine options for the Ertiga. An all new 1.4-litre K-series petrol engine which produces 95PS and the trusted 1.3-litre DDiS engine which makes 90PS. Both the engines use a traditional 5-speed manual box to put power down to the road. Maruti claims a fuel efficiency of 16.02kmpl for the petrol and an incredible 20.77kmpl for the diesel powered Ertiga. ( Courtesy - Maruti & Overdrive)

Maruti Ertiga variants and prices, ex-Delhi

Variants Price (in lakh)
Ertiga Lxi 5.89           
Ertiga Vxi 6.60           
Ertiga Zxi 7.30            
Ertiga Ldi 7.30           
Ertiga Vdi 7.90           
Ertiga Zdi 8.45