NEW DATSON GO+ – Can this MUV do it for Nissan

The world has witnessed one of the finest vans and minivans from companies like Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra. They are the kings in this category of cars. But a car that deserves a mention is the new Datsun Go plus. It has been a success since it has been launched by the company Datsun. The decision of launching this car has proved to be very beneficial to the automobile company. Let us not waste time and learn about the specifications of this car.

DESIGN:

The category under which the Datsun GO Plus falls into is MUV (Multi Utility Vehicle). It can be considered as a minivan. Its front part is nearly the copy of the Datsun GO. The rear part is extended for accommodating more people inside the car. The car is available in 5 different colours : White, Sun Stone Brown, Ruby Red, Silver, Bronze Grey.

ENGINE:

The engine used in this car is 1.2 litre 3 cylinder In-Line Petrol engine. It produces a horsepower of 67 BHP. It is available in the market with manual transmission. The company is trying to incorporate automatic mode of transmission in the car soon. The engine displacement is 1198 cubic centimetres, a standard displacement of the present engines.

PERFORMANCE:

The fuel economy or the mileage provided by the Datsun GO Plus is 19.83 kilometres per litre of petrol. This car is not known for the picking up of speed in short duration of time. Hence, it can reach 100 from 0 kilometres per hours, in 14.2 seconds. It has a 5 – speed gear box. The top speed reached by this car is 145 kilometres per hour. The fuel tank capacity is about 35 litres, which is quite low for an MUV, considering other cars of the same type.

DIMENSIONS:

The car is very spacious. This is one of the reasons due to which the people are providing a positive response to the Datsun GO Plus. Its length is 3995mm, width about 1636mm and height of 1507mm. The car offers a ground clearance of 180 mm. The cargo volume of the car is sufficiently large (about 347 litre). There are 5 doors to the car. 7 people can be accommodated in this car easily. This means that this car is exclusively for family trips and vacations.

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INTERIORS AND EXTERIORS:

The interiors give the driver a feeling of belonging to another world. Everything on the interior is very stylish and posh. The exterior changes the stereotyped image of a minivan to be a simple boring box. It’s a trendy and a modern look.

PRICE:

The price of the MUV is surprisingly low. With a starting price of just 3.86 lakh rupees, any car packed with all its features is bound to be a hit in the market.

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Is new Hyundai Elantra a Kryptonite for Honda Civic?

Overview:

Hyundai along with Kia secured the third position in the list of largest producers of cars sold worldwide in the year 2017 at a figure of 5.8 million vehicles. This makes one remember how much the general public used to loathe Korean cars and their lackluster, boring and run-of-the-mill people carriers which were as charismatic as a bowl of dry Weetabix. Of course, the 2010s have changed the reputation of Hyundai massively due to its new design language and quality that matches if not surpasses that of their Japanese rivals.

This Elantra also had a sports model and gave the base for the new generation Elantra sedan to impress buyers with new performance models and impressive tech features you wouldn’t normally associate with a Hyundai. Of course, the last gen car was introduced in 2017 and gained great reviews and even better sales but there’s a refreshed model out for 2019 hoping to do all the same things. Let’s see if it’s capable of just that…

Performance and Styling:

Under the hood of the brand new Elantra is the same 2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit used in the 2017 model but they’ve tuned it just a little bit to boost the power to
147 hp and the net torque to 132 lb.-ft. but in comparison, it just doesn’t match the Civic’s 158 hp figure. The things don’t look that great in the acceleration department either because 0-60 mph takes 9 seconds making it almost a second less quick than the brand new Civic.

Forgetting the numbers for a while, the drive of the Hyundai Elantra proves something new- it’s precise steering and an excellent lane-keeping system. Well, other than that, there’s nothing really unique about driving this Hyundai and it feels just as decent as all the other cars in this segment with a good level of refinement and stability. 2019 Hyundai Elantra MSRP starts at $17,100.

Generally, the cars in this segment are not dynamic driver’s cars either so that’s a forgivable flaw if we’re being honest. However, if you fancy a better driving experience, there’s always the new Sports model to go for with 192 bhp and better handling to match at just $18,200, not too far away from the base car’s $17,100 price tag. Problem solved more or less.

Elantra’s interior is truly a masterpiece as you wouldn’t expect just how much it has improved in cabin aesthetics compared to older models. The dash has got a subtle yet classier redesign from the shape of the air vents on the dash to the better-looking climate control pad used below the infotainment screen.

The new driver side display has manual gauges that are simple yet elegant for those who are sick of digital displays. Though the quality of hard plastics has not been improved greatly, the design is clever enough to hide this weakness by distracting you with carbon fiber-like accents and beige colors. In terms of space, front passengers get almost all of it while taller rear passengers will have to suffer due to the hard plastics that in behind the front seats that take up some much-needed legroom.

The infotainment screen has been revised with a new 7-inch display compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with Bluetooth connectivity. Rear parking camera is also available along with satellite navigation.

Safety:

In the safety arena, the Elantra is locked and loaded to go head to head with the Civic with a complete package for better driver alertness called the ‘SmartSense’. On scrutiny, you’ll find that it is a combination of several driver assistance systems like Forwarding collision warning, Blind Spot Detection, Lane keeps assist and warning system, Driver Attention Warning or DAW to keep you interested on the road ahead than in your daydreams. To be frank, we’ve all seen these features in other cars in this segment but there’s one safety feature in this new Hyundai that’s nothing short of genius- the safe exit assist that helps the driver to get out of the car safely when parked in heavy traffic areas.

Verdict:

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra is a solid sedan with more than enough luxury and tech for a car of its price and status. The safety systems used are brilliant and the build quality has gone up significantly as well making it on par with cars like the new Corolla. However, on direct comparison with the all-new Civic, the car does lack some serious performance and rear legroom.

At the end of the day, though the Elantra is not exactly better than the 2019 Civic, it does match up with Honda’s level of quality and refinement. There is no doubt that the Civic is and forever will be the king of the entry-level sedan segment but the Elantra does come a close second with decent value for money. And that’s not shabby at all…

2018 Ford F350 Offered with Powerpack Heavy Duty Powertrain

2018 Ford F350 Offered with Powerpack Heavy Duty Powertrain

Resembling as a beast unleashed, The Ford F-350 Super Duty meet the very expectation of any truck buyer in the country. It is capable of fulfilling the everyday needs of the business. The F350 received the major update last year alongside the F-250 and the F-450 Super Duty trucks. This new generation pickup is more powerful, stronger and comfortable, and it features extra technology and luxury equipment than before. But fundamentally, the F-350’s utility as a heavy duty towing truck hasn’t changed a bit.

The 2018 Ford F-350 Super Dutypickup is offered in six trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. It can be used as a regular-cab, extended-cab (aka SuperCab) or crew-cab body, with multiple bed lengths of either 6.8-foot or 8.2-foot. Under the hood lies a 6.2-liter gasoline V8 that produces 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, while another engine choice comprises of a  turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8 that propels impressive 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. The transmission duties are carried out by a six-speed automatic transmissionvia rear wheel drive. Also, there’sthe four-wheel drive available as an option. A dual-rear-wheel axle is also available as an option for F-350.The fuel tank offers massive 48-gallon capacity and with this, the 2018 Ford F350 mpg can be expected to be under 20 mpg.

The chassis is manufactured using high-strength steel, while the body parts are made up of lightweight aluminum, keeping the overall weight intact. Ford claims that the pickup is more dent-resistant and hundreds of pounds lighter in comparison to the predecessor. As an F-350’s cabs are larger than those of the last generation models. Ford has also improved passenger space and comfort.

Thanks to its performing engine and superior build, the F-350 is capable of going through anything. Whether it’s towing heavy weight or taking the family to vacation, the Super Duty impresses everyone with its smooth ride and powerful powertrain.The 6.7-liter turbodiesel handles F-350’s power delivery without any lag.The pedal feedback appears hard at first but happens to smoothen as you travel long.

The F 350 Super Duty’s interior turns out to be very comfortable but also offer great functionality. The digital display is customizable, and you can also keep a checkon tire pressures for both the truck and trailer. There are major physical buttons that are fixed close to the driver side. Most of the functions can be directly used through Ford’s Sync 3 system. The available knobs still control the climate control temperature and the sound system tuning and volume. Ford’s Sync 3 system is responsive and easy to operate. The large touch surfaces make navigation easy, although you can never get the perfect zoom factor on the map. The 10-speaker Sony audio system offers crisp presentation and response.0

Since the F350 received complete overhaul last year, not much has changed for this year. There’s the additionof new Limited trim, which is the F-350’s latest top trim level, and a few minor upgrades to standard and optional feature list.

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