2015 Honda CB Unicorn 160 launched in India : Details

The 2015 Honda CB Unicorn 160 provides the riders with a treasure of outstanding features. It is designed to deliver top performance and efficiency, at decent pricing! . This latest offering of Honda is available in two versions- the Standard model priced at Rs. 69,350 and the CBS model available for Rs. 74,414. The first variant has a front disc brake along with rear drum, while the second one is the combi brake system. This brand new launch has outstanding features, thus making it potent enough to give a tough competition to Yamaha FZ Fi and Suzuki Gixxer.

The looks are somewhat akin to CB Trigger. The company has tweaked the head and tail lamps. The bike parts are black; the front suspension is a telescopic unit whereas the rear is monoshock. The wind resistance is mitigated by the aerodynamic design. The 3D Honda logo is visible on the side of engine and a classy exhaust muffler enhances the looks. As for convenience, the handlebar has been widened and riders can now enjoy a reduced braking distance with the Combi Braking System (CBS) that uses the front disc and rear drum brakes simultaneously. The instrument console is fully digital, and houses odometer, tachometer, digital clock, speedometer and fuel level. The bike will be available in four colors- imperial red, sunbeam white, pearl black and geny grey.

With this new venture, the company has done its best to enhance the fuel efficiency, torque and acceleration as well. The fuel efficiency is 62 km per liter. The bike is armed with a 4 stroke engine, that yields a power of 14.5 HP , the torque being 14.6 Nm. The compression ratio and the power output have been improved upon, while maintaining fuel efficiency at the same time. A boost in mileage along with impressive fuel efficiency has been made possible with the use of Honda Eco Technology. The 163 cc engine is accompanied by a 5- speed gearbox along with a toe shifter.

As Keita Muramatsu , the CEO and HMSI President told the media, the dispatch of Unicorn 160 shall be commenced in the third week of January this coming year. The bike would hence be the first launch of the year 2015. Moreover, he stated that 2015 would see the launch of more than ten models by the company. Out of these products, seven would be blessed with a novel design, while the remaining would borrow quite a many specifications form the existing models along with significant improvement in the features. He said that this would be the company’s fourth launch in 2014, after Activa 125, CD 110 and Gold Wing. The new engine is sure to appeal to the youth. This year has been extremely lucrative for the firm-with a grand sale of 19 million vehicles last week. He hopes that the phenomenal sales continue in the coming year.

Furthermore, YS Guleria- the vice president, sales & marketing at HMSI expressed his views on the 150 to 180 cc motorcycle segment. He stated that this was the most rapidly growing segment, and that the company is intent on strengthening its influence in this particular segment. Currently, the company has a market share of approximately 20 % in this segment. The bikes available in this range are CB Trigger, CB Unicorn 150 and CBR 150 R. YS Guleria also averred that new model will reinforce Honda’s position in this range, and would raise customer demand for the product. With the new launch in 2015, the number of locally produced models by the firm would hit 11.

List of Upcoming Car models in India in 2015

India is about to witness a revolutionary era of the automobile industry in the year 2015. A powerful mix of Sedans, Hatch Backs and SUVs is going to push the limits and raise the bar far above the middle class segment cars. With increasing purchasing power, the Indian audience will have a wide spectrum of cars to choose from.

Zooming further into the upcoming cars in India in 2015 under each category:

1. Sedans

Hyundai New Verna

After receiving the overwhelming response for Verna, Hyundai has decided to renew Verna and confer the Indian society with its upgraded version in the early 2015. The price for the new version is set to be somewhere between 7.5 L to 11.5 L. The aerodynamic structure of Verna will be refined and the gearbox will be made to 6 transmission in the new model.

Hyundai New Elantra

Hyundai is an unforgettable name when it comes to classy sedan segment car manufacturers. Elantra is rather an upgrade of Verna with a price of 16.2 L for the top end variant. The engine and transmission has even been improved as compared to the predecessor models of Elantra.

Hyundai New Sonata

Luxury has its new definition. Sonata is another bestselling sedan car from the house of Hyundai. 23 Lakh is the price for the top end variant of Sonata’s upcoming successor model. The front grille imposes the mighty appeal of Hyundai onto the spectators. Touchscreen finds its way in this model of Sonata, which is also accompanied by a modified dashboard.

Ford New Mondeo

Ford is also targeting to be a leader in the market of sedan cars with its latest presentation, Mondeo. Mondeo is surely going to turn around the heads with its magnificent looks for a genuinely reasonable price of 22L. The transmission can be manual or automatic, based upon the choice of car’s owner. The internal capacity of the car is ample and plush in design.

2. Hatch Backs

Datsun GO+

Imagine a 7-seater spacious car to be available at an unbelievable price of 4.50 L. This car is capable of fitting in all your family members and fitting into your budget as well. The exteriors are pleasing and symbolize robustness which is a must for the safety of the passengers. The car is powered with a 1.2 L engine which is enough to drive 7 members speedily to the desired destination.

BMW i3 hatchback

BMW is ready to launch another masterpiece creation, the i3 hatchback early in the year 2015. This car is specially designed for the youth who can speed up to 150 km/h in just few seconds. The unique feature of this car is that it can be run on electricity also apart from petrol, the performance remains equally effective in both the cases. The car will surely live up to its brand name.

Maruti S-Cross

Renault Duster has been on the horizon of Indian market since quite some time. But soon Indian audience will get to taste a similar flavor of hatchback car from the house of Maruti, the Maruti S-Cross. The car is loaded with all the latest gadgets and fine drapery in the interior. The car is capable enough of ensuring a smooth ride even if the terrain is a bit coarse. 13-14 L for such an amazing experience is not much to ask for.

3. SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicle)

Maruti YBA

Maruti will come up with its YBA compact SUV in order to sweep out from the market its biggest competition, the Ford EcoSport. The price range is affordable between 7.5 L to 10 L. The car can seat 5 people comfortably and is ideal for most of the Indian families. The car is less than 4 meters in length and does not need much space for parking and can be easily parked in the semi-urban localities.

Hyundai ix25

Hyundai will empower its ix25 with the same engine as that of its other models like Verna. The car is sturdy in construction and is going to hit the Indian market soon after its recent launch in China. The price for this car has been set to be 10 L which is quite justified. In order to distinguish this car from Nissan Terrano, Hyundai has increased its elevation from the ground level by few more inches as compared to its competitive model.

Audi Q7 V12 TDi

When it comes to Audi, a price of 1 Cr seems to be just fair. 6 liter engine of Audi Q7 V12 TDi which can generate a torque of 1,000 Nm is simply mind blowing. The top speed of 250 km/h can be attained in merely 7-10 seconds. The big 20 inch wheels make it a perfect SUV for the elite class. The suspensions have been improved and this makes the handling much smoother.

Nissan New X-Trail

Nissan will soon come up with a lavish SUV, the X-Trail. The model was launched in countries abroad sometime back and has been acclaimed well. The car has a fresh appeal in spite of following the contemporary designing style. The infotainment system is linked to NissanConnect which gives access to multiple apps, launched exclusively by Nissan for its privileged customers. The car can be driven in auto mode as well, a rare feature to be available at a price of 27 L.

Lenovo Vibe X2 smart phone Features

Lenovo brings its new android smartphone with some super facilities. The new and distinct VIBE multi-layered design of this smartphone is crafted to match the multilayered lifestyle of present generation.  This new phone comes with 4G LTE True8 Core processor advanced by MediaTek.  The processor has power saving features to enhance the battery life. The processing power of 2GB of RAM is perfectly provided for a responsive and smooth experience. VIBE X2 is fueled with VIBE X2 batteries for up to 75% of more battery life. The phone comes with a trusted VIBE XtensionTM smart layers, Vibe X2 Speaker, and hi-fi JBL quality audio. The unique design of this smart phone delivers an instant out-of-pocket camera access and favorite apps from black to lock screen yamacon.

It is a good facility, if you get two phone numbers in one smartphone. This new phone brings this advantage to you. But this dual SIM facility is available only in India.

Now in this age of smartphones camera is playing an important role. VIBE X2 of Lenovo offers a brilliant camera with 13MP photos and 5 MP front camera to capture your selfie moments. There are numerous shooting modes that offer you creative flexibility. Features like beautification keep one looking young and vibrant, gesture and voice control features make steady your hand, and selfies come perfectly by anti-distortion components.

For the fastest data connectivity, browsing, watching, gaming, reading, watching and online chatting, this phone provides 4G LTE network. It comes with a vibrant full Quad HD display of 12.7cm. You can enjoy crisp images for all contents like photos, videos, video chats, web browsing,  pilates little italy san diego tutorials, games and more.

Lenovo’s unique DOit apps series makes the device do more Acts such as, the apps helps  optimizing device performance, virus prevention, contacts and SMS logs back up and over all the apps is responsible for rapid data sharing with other devices without a network. This VIBE X2 comes with AndroidTM 4.4 kit-Kat system with high performance system.

2016 Mercedes S- Class Maybach features and details

The new Mercedes S- Class Maybach is unveiled at the world premiere in Los Angeles and Guangzhou and now released simultaneously in its two main markets of the USA and China. This new S Class Maybach from flagship of Mercedes- Benz, with its 5453 mm long and 3365 mm wheelbase is 20 cm larger in both dimension the long wheelbase S- Class Saloon. The rear seats passengers will be benefited for this increased size and the standard amenities and equipment. In the rear, this Mercedes Maybach S- Car is named the world’s quietest Saloon car.

According to Ola Kallenius, who is the honorable member of the Mercedes- Benz’s Divisional Board, the brand has now started a new chapter with this S- Class. As an inclusion to S- Class Saloon’s portfolio, this S- Class creates a new standard in luxury segment with highest demand of comfort and exclusivity appointments. Seating and the resting comfort of the passenger are the hallmarks for this new series.

This new car comes with incomparable exclusivity. In addition with extra open spaciousness with a grandly designed interior will able to fulfill all the requirements of worldwide customers.

Some Information About its Exterior:

There is an intelligent combination of stylish and effortless ascendancy with a trend setting uniqueness in the exterior of Maybach S- Class. The modern concept of luxuriousness comes alive literally in an exceptional way. Along with the vigorous power and dynamism the car comes in the form of long wheel base version. By juxtaposition with the S- Class’s long wheel base version, the rear door is 66 mm shorter. Thus it appears seamless to the over all composition of the car. The triangular window is relocated from door to C- pillar. For this reason, the rear seats are arranged beyond the cutout of the rear door. This builds exclusivity and supreme privacy. The B – pillar as well as the triangular window and other glass areas are surrounded by chrome. The graceful logo of Maybach Manufaktur is placed on the both sides of the C pillar. In addition, this car offers an exclusive quality of 20 inch foged and light alloyed wheels with delicate spokes in a high quality look. Overall it is 207 mm longer the other long wheel based S class models. In the front end design it includes, fine vertical trim of chrome, an ascendant radiator trim that comes with three double louvers and large radiator opening, and double trim in the both bottom end and air intakes. The rear end design includes the features like horizontal lines that emphasize the car’s width, tailpipe trim elements that united into the bumpers, and Maybach lettering.

Luxurious Interior Design:

One can feel the ultimate luxuriousness in ride inside the interior section of this car. Passengers are provided with all types of modern, lounge style luxury. This vehicle represents a sense of elegance with its creative but easy architecture, delicate materials and stylish control. Sensuously curved and hand crafted feel like materials of fine wood trim are used in rear seats. The front center armrests are made of nappa leather . Another distinguishing feature is the IWC designed an unique analogue clock with fine metal numbering in dashboard. The design of the door trims are hand stitched. There is also fiber optic cables in the sides of armrests for the lighting inside the cabin.

Maybach S- Class is provided with V12 bi-turbo engine which can produce 530 hp or 390 kw of power and 830Nm of torque in 1900 rpm. The V8 bi-turbo engine can produce 335 kw of power and 700 Nm of torque. The fuel consumption rate for this saloon is just 8.9 liters per 100 km.

Hyundai Elite i20 crossover to India

Hyundai is the one of the most famous car manufacture, based on South Korea. They had recently released the redesigned and renovated hatchback as the Elite i20. It was unveiled to take its position in the place of its predecessors that faced minor updates after its release.

The company recently confirmed the fact that they are going to introduce a new Elite i20 based crossover. Hopefully India will witness this new crossover by early in 2015. There have been numbers of occasions where a crossover was seen testing at Chennai. According to some sources, it was the crossover models of Hyundai Elite i20.

This new crossover comes with 1.4 liter diesel mill combined with six speed manual gear box. This engine is responsible of giving 89 bhp of power as well as 220 NM of torque. As per manufacturer’s claims, the car provides ARAI certified fuel efficiency rate of 22.54 kpl. The brand is not supposed to provides an automatic transmission with this crossover of Elite i20. It will offer its car with number of other distinguishing selling points, which will surely tempt Indian customers.

Elite i20 crossover is provided with new daytime running LED lights, which were absent in the old hatchback series. It is also provided with side body covering, skid plates, roof rails, and uniquely designed alloy wheel with prominent headlights.

The company will release this crossover of Elite i20 early in 2015. It has to gone through a strong competition with Volkswagen Cross Polo, Fiat Aventura, and Toyota Etios Cross after its launch. The price for this car is not announced till now. But as per sores says, it is expected to be a little bit costlier than its previous hatchback versions.

The new crossover will be empowered by similar engines in their hatchback. On offer it will give 1.2 liter petrol engine combined with 5 speed manual transmission. 82bhp of power and 115 nm of torque will be produced from this engine.

2015 BMW M5 in India -details

The German automaker is all set to launch its high performance sedan the M5 in the Indian market by the end of this year. The refreshed M5 will have new features, improved exteriors and a plenty of electronic goodies that are going to make your driving experience absolutely exhilarating. Moving into the 6th generation the M5 is a high performance luxury sedan that is at the top of 5 series line up with an incredible pro speed. But the thing that is going to cause a stir in the minds of customers is the optional competition package which will take the performance of the M5 to a new level altogether and its price is not yet disclosed.

The latest version of M5 will be available only in petrol variant. The M5 comes with a twin power turbo 8 cylinder engine that will produce 560 horsepowers with a capability of catapulting the M5 from 0-100 km/h in 4.3s only. The engine is accompanied by a seven speed M dual clutch transmission. The exterior is not extremely captivating yet aerodynamically highly stable. The LED headlamps as well as the tail lamps are absolutely unmistakable. Driver’s safety has also been given utmost importance by including features like dynamic stability control(dsc),anti lock braking system(abs) with brake assist and active protection headrests. Customers buying for more punch can go for competition package that will raise the output further to 575hp.The interior offers a room for 5 passengers with captivating dashboards and colorful display accompanied by a BMW’s indigeneously developed connected drive infotainment system.

The M5 is expected to be priced at Rs 1.35 crores on its debut in the Indian market. Buyers going to buy this one, will definitely be looking at the competitors also which includes Mercedes Benz E63 AMG, Cadillac CTS v, Audi s6 and the highly exclusive Jaguar XFR-s and its a serious competition believe me and the buyers will decide whether the M5 is worth its cost or not.

2015 Mercedes Benz C Class luxury sedan unveiled in India

Mercedes finally unveiled the much awaited c class in India in an auto expo last week. Mercedes’ new c-class will be a stiff competition for its traditional rivals the BMW 3 series and the Audi A4.The c-class has been one of the best selling cars from the automaker in the Indian market. Although Mercedes launched the new c-class worldwide in early 2014 but it didn’t launch it in India because the previous version was doing well enough. The new c-class cannot be labelled as a mere entry level sedan but it is much more than that. Expected to arrive in the indian market by early 2015,the new sedan will be the most affordable one in the mercedes line up.

The exterior is completely different from the previous versions with nice aerodynamics. Intelligent full LED headlamps, strong shoulder line and beautiful colours distinguishes it from the previous versions. Although most of the interior is similar to the older models but you can easily see the imprints of company’s new design philosophy in this model. Climate control, hughesairco.com scottsdale ac repair roof and a 3D infotainment system are some of the standard features. The c-class will be offered in a single c200 CGI(charged gasoline injection) variant which will be powered by a 2.0 litre four cylinder engine which will produce 181bhp with acceleration from 0-100kmph will be achieved in just 7.3s and a top speed of 235kmph.Different modes for the drivers are available to choose between economy, comfort, sport, sport+ or even individual driving so that the engine, transmission and steering characteristics gets adjusted accordingly.

The car is expected to arrive in the market by the start of 2015 with the diesel variants to be launched by march 2015.The car is expected to be priced at 41 lakhs as per the sources. The c-class may have to face some serious competition from the BMW 3 series, Audi A4,Volvo s60 and even Jaguar is all set to launch its new sedan in the indian market. Let’s see if this model will be able to repeat the success of previous versions.

2014 Toyota Etios Liva And Etios Sedan Indian version details

1937 Japanese entrepreneur Kiichiro Toyoda founded Toyota Motors as a part of his business. Since then the company has went on to become the biggest auto maker in the world, by production and employ more than 330,000 people worldwide. It also has the distinction of building the bestselling car of all time, the ‘Corolla’ sedan. It is also the first company to build more than 10 million vehicles per year. In 1997, Toyota formally entered the Indian automobile market. For operation in the Indian market Toyota formed a joint venture with the Kirloskar group, known as the Toyota Kirloskar Pvt. Ltd. Now after almost two decades after its entry, Toyota holds a decent position in the Indian soil and is the fourth biggest automaker in the country. After building and selling some of its well known global models like ‘Corolla’ and ‘Camry’ where the repair can be easily done in chimeramotors.com, Toyota focused on developing models keeping in mind the preferences of Indian customers and the company has been successful in this regard. One such bright example is the ‘Etios’ range of cars. The range consists of subcompact sedans and hatchbacks that were made especially for the Indian market. The sedan version was launched in 2010, followed by the hatchback version called the ‘Etios Liva’. After the success of the model, Toyota began selling the model in countries like Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia. Despite competition on both the sedan and hatchback segment from renowned brands like Ford, Hyundai , Maruti Suzuki , Honda etc. , the models have managed to sell in impressive numbers. In 2013, Toyota added some interior and enhancements to the range. Now for the 2014 model year, Toyota has decided to face lift both the ‘Etios’ and the ‘Etios Liva’. The face lift will contain only cosmetic changes and no change on the mechanical front. Toyota cars were accused of being somewhat bland in style and now the makers are looking to address the issue.  Toyota has already announced the prices. The sedan will still be powered by a DOHC 1.5 liter petrol engine and a D-4D 1.4 liter Diesel engine. The hatchback will get a 1.2 liter petrol engine and the same diesel engine as the sedan.

Exterior features-

  • Stylish new front radiator  grille
  • New ORVM ( electric adjustment ) with turn indicator (integrated)
  • New attractive pearl white body color exclusively for the model
  • New armrest with wooden finish for extra comfort
  • Alloy wheels with 12 spoke design
  • Door handles with chrome plating


Interior features-

  • New premium quality fabric for the seats. Driver seat has height adjustment function.
  • LCD screen with combimeter and digital clock
  • Additional 2  speakers for the rear in addition to the front speakers for enhanced sound effect.
  • High quality 2 DIN audio  system with functions like Bluetooth, remote control and USB Aux –in.
  • Steering wheel with audio controls mounted in them
  • glove box with cooling feature
  • SRS bags in the front for both driver and passenger. The bags are standardized across grades.
  • Reverse parking  sensors for convenience
  • Alert/ warning system for open door, seatbelt, and headlamp.

If you are not satisfied with the standard features and is looking for more, do not worry as Toyota is also offering additional appearance packages for the face lifted model.


Real Luxury collection package for Etios sedan

  • chrome garnish for the tail lamp
  • Chrome garnish for the rear door
  • Wooden  finish for the gear knob
  • Stylish headlamps with chrome garnish
  • Chrome Garnish for the side mirrors
  • Chrome plated side visor

Décor Collection for Etios Liva hatchback

  • Visor for the side door
  • Chrome molding for the side doors
  • Special protector for the bumper corners
  • Spoiler on the roof
  • Comfortable car cushions and cover for the steering wheel.

Volkswagen reveals the new hybrid Passat

Iconic German auto maker Volkswagen first launched the ‘Passat’, a large family car  in the year 1973. Since then it has gone through several generation changes. The current generation is the eighth generation and the model number is B8. ‘Passat’ has the distinction of being one of the most successful car models of all time and finds itself in the list of 10 top selling cars. The current generation of the ‘Passat’ that is on sale in Europe market is built on VW’s acclaimed MQB platform. However the German brand is ready to expand the model range and has introduced a new hybrid variant called the ‘VW Passat GTE’. The official public appearance will take place at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Ahead of the release VW has revealed detailed information about the car. The model is called ‘Passat GTE’, the ‘GTE’ indicating the plug-in hybrid nature,  peachy clean austin as seen in ‘Golf GTE’. For the very first time VW is releasing a plug-in hybrid  in saloon (sedan) and estate body styles. The sale of the model will start from October of 2015. While the initial launch will be in the European market, a US spec version is also expected in future.

Exterior/ Interior

To set it apart from other variants VW has put in some visual changes to this new version. The upper front fascia now carries a new chrome grille with a blue line on top. The front bumper has also been redesigned and is now fitted with air inlet panels and daytime running lights (LED). Blue color and  ‘C’-shaped LED headlights have become a kind of signature VW styling for its  hybrid models and the new ‘Passat’ is no exception. It carries both the C-shaped lights and the color blue on the grille. To increase the style even more, VW has added the new plug-in hybrid with 17-inch ‘Astana’ style alloy wheels. Call voip phone number to get more info

Like the outside, the inside too has been changed in some places. The makers have taken effort to match the interior with the drive system. There are standard features like- leather covered steering wheel with blue stitching , ambient lighting (blue), gear knob with stylish blue stitching etc. The ‘Sevilla’ cloth based seats are very comfortable to sit in. The seats have a blue basic structure that has been configured especially for this new ‘GTE’ model. To match the advanced powertrain, VW has fitted the new ‘Passat GTE’ with the advanced ‘Composition Media’ system. The system comes with a high resolution screen in 6.5-inch or 8 inch size. Some of the higher systems have radio-navigation in them. The other highlights include-  post collision automatic braking, Driver Alert, special rain sensors, Emergency Braking system, Led headlights and ParkPilot system.


The hybrid power system  of the new ‘Passat’ is based on a combination of a battery run electric motor and petrol consuming engine. Here the petrol engine is a 1.4 liter TSI unit that has been re-tuned.  While engine can create 156 HP power, the electric motor can create an output of 115 HP and 400 Nm torque. Thus the  total output becomes 218 HP. The powertrain is mated to a six speed dual-clutch auto transmission.

Volkswagen has claimed that the car will consume fuel on an average of 2 liter for every 100 km  or 141 miles with each gallon. The Co2 emission is also on the lower side with 45 g per km. With a full tank and full charge ,the car can travel up to 1000 km or 622 miles.  Under eight seconds it can accelerate from  0 to 62 mph( 100 km).  The top speed of the car is  220 km (137 miles ) per hour.

Audi brings ‘Q3 Dynamic’ to India

The Indian division of famous German manufacturer has brought to the country, a top of the range variant of the Q3 luxury SUV, called the ‘Dynamic’. The model will have to compete against BMW X1 and the soon to be released ‘Mercedes GLA’. For this reason Audi has fully loaded the car with Audi Drive Select and several other features that will help the brand to make its footing firm in the compact luxury SUV segment.

From the styling aspect, there is features like- full chrome radiator grille, guards for the under body at both rear and front and special heat-insulating glass. The ‘Audi Q3 Dynamic’ also has Xenon Plus headlamps with LED daytime lights, LED tail lights, and stylishly designed 5 spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. The German automaker will offer three exterior colors to the buyers- Mythos black, Florett silver, and monsoon grey. Inside the cabin there is a multi-functional steering wheel covered with leather. There is a high-gloss package that adds special finish to the interior. For the comfort of the front passengers there are comfortable electrically adjustable seats. The new model also has a driver information system and rain and light sensor as an option. To make the ‘Dynamic’ name true, the range topping ‘Q3’ has features like hill start assist, auto release function, Dual-zone AC and cruise control.

A 10 speakers Audi sound system with sub-woofer is also there. Other notable features include- concert radio, voice dialog system, and Audi music interface. The infotainment options are displayed in 5.8-inch retractable MMI screen. Connectivity features include audio streaming and Bluetooth. The new ‘Q3 Dynamic’ receives power from TDI diesel 2.0-litre engine with an output of 177 HP power and torque of 380 Nm. The engine is paired with a 7-speed S Tronic transmission. Safety features include- ESP, 6 airbags, quattro all-wheel drive and parking aid plus.

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