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Lexus makes way to India with the launch of Rs 1.7 Crore car, the LS 500h

Lexus has finally launched the new super luxurious LS 500h in the Indian car market, the car is priced at Rs 1.7 Cr (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the price for the top most variant touches near Rs 1.9 Cr (ex-showroom, Delhi).


The new LS 500h made its first public appearance at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show where it gathered a lot of attention for its clean, and classy looks and design. Now the brand has finally entered the Indian car market with the first launch being the LS 500h.

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The car gets a 3.5-litre V6 Dual VVT-i engine paired along with twin electric motors. Both the engine and the electric motors work in conjunction to produce a combined output figure of 295 bhp of maximum power and a peak torque of 350 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 10-speed e-CVT gearbox. The car gets an optional 4WD optional feature.


The packs a host of utility, luxury and safety features. It is made on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) design philosophy which is also shared with Lexus’ other models including the Lexus LC.

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The company is now looking forward to launch the new NX400h in the Indian market that will arrive in a matter of next few months. It will be the 2nd car in the entire line up of Lexus models in India. Stay tuned as will shortly update you with the complete list of Lexus India showrooms and upcoming Lexus cars in India very soon.

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Lamborghini Urus vs Bentley Bentayga vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo vs BMW X6 M

Lamborghini, the super sport car manufacturer, launched the new Urus SUV in the Indian supercar market, priced at Rs 3 Cr (Ex-Showroom). This is not the first time that the Italian supercar maker is trying its hands on SUV as it already has a history of making SUV, the LM002. But that’s a thing of the past. But Urus is the thing of the future.

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A Lamborghini SUV may sound outlandish, but Urus is as exceptional as it gets. It has stance of a proper exotic SUV but at the same time it looks like a supercar on steroids, and by that we mean it shares a hybrid design of SUV and a supercar both. Carrying the typical Lamborghini styling elements such as the ‘Y’ designed taillights, sharp and edgy body design lines, and hexagonal styling bits both on the exteriors and the interiors.

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Also Read: New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Current/Old Swift, Spec comparison review

Lamborghini Urus interior vs competition

Comparing the looks of Lamborghini Urus interior to its competition, the car gets signature Lamborghini hexagonal styling bits all across its seats and dashboard. It also gets the company’s signature red flip engine start button, and the flat bottom steering wheel just adds to the sporty appeal of the car. It gets triple digital screens for (one for the instruments, one for infotainment and one for comfort functions, including virtual keyboard feature with hand-writing recognition).

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The Bentley Bentayga interior is more on the plusher side and is minimally sporty. Comprising of fully wood and cream leather built, all across its dashboard and seats. Unlike Urus, it only has a single digital screen placed in the center. Also, it doesn’t have a flat-bottom steering wheel, unlike Urus. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo interior comes fully drenched in black while BMW X5M gets dual black and red colored interior. It gets old-school dual clock meter that is certain to woo a lot of car enthusiasts who prefer analog meters over digital screens.

Lamborghini Urus engine and specification vs competition

  • The Urus comes with a 4.0L V8 bi-turbo engine that generates a ton of power that officially makes it the world’s fastest SUV. This engine is capable of producing close to 478 kW / 641bhp of maximum power and 850Nm of peak torque.
  • Talking of the Bentley, it comes powered with a huge W12 6.0 litre engine delivering 600 bhp / 447 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm and 664 lb-ft / 900 Nm / @ 1350 rpm.
  • The BMW X5M draws its power from 4.4 L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 engine churning out 567 bhp of maximum power at 6000rpm and 553 Nm of peak torque at 2200rpm.
  • The Porsche Cayenne Turbo runs on 4.8L V8 engine, churning out 550 bhp of maximum power and 770 Nm of peak torque.

On paper, Clearly, Urus is the most powerful SUV against all of its competition.

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Lamborghini Urus 0-100kmph run vs competition                                 

The company claims acceleration figures of 0-100kmph in close to 3.6 seconds, which is seriously fast for an SUV. Bentley claims 4.1 seconds on the Bentayga, sharing same timing with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The only rival that comes really close to the Urus, is the BMW X5M, which crosses the 0-100kmph mark in close to 3.8 seconds. Just .2 seconds behind the Lamborghini Urus.

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Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Cars at AutoExpo 2018

Lamborghini Urus Price in India vs competition

  • Lamborghini Urus price in India: Rs 3 Cr (Ex-showroom)
  • Bentley Bentayga price in India: Rs 3.85 Cr (Ex-showroom)
  • Porsche Cayenne price in India: Rs 1.83 Cr (Ex-showroom)
  • BMW X5 M price in India: Rs 1.55 Cr (Ex-showroom).

Video: Watch Game of Thrones stars – Jon Snow and Ser Davos, doing a Lap at Monza in an F1 car

The Game of the Thrones Season 7 is over, but not the craze of it. Jon Snow, the bastard of the North along with Ser Davos, played by Kit Harrington and Liam Cunningham takes a lap in a two-seater Formula One car.


About Monza circuit: The legendary race circuit is present in Italy, North of Milan. It was built in 1922 and has hosted Formula One Italian Grand Prix since the starting of the series with an exception in 1980. The circuit has huge significance in the world of Formula One Championship but apart from that, it has hosted various types of races including 1000 km Monza, Race of Two Worlds events, Superbike World Championship and the World Touring Car Championship.

The modern Grand Prix track stretches up to 5.793kms (3.60 miles) and is comprised of 11 turns. Ruben Barrichello, the famous Brazillian Race driver holds the record of going the fastest on the Monza track till date with the lap time of 1:21.046 driving with the Ferrari team.

P.S: Enjoy the video as uploaded on the official Formula 1 YouTube handle.

Maruti Suzuki Cars at AutoExpo 2018

Maruti Suzuki has been on a rampage when it comes to introducing new products or adopting new technologies. The company recently introduced its new concept stores, Arena dealerships and is also looking forward to launching their highly anticipated product, the new generation Swift in the Indian market very soon. The AutoExpo 2018 is not very far away and hence speculations have started surfacing regarding the new products from the biggest car maker in India. So in the article below we have listed down some of the Maruti products which are expected to arrive in next year’s AutoExpo.


Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 (New generation Swift)

  • New Swift 2018 Price Expected: Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 Lakh
  • New Swift 2018 Specification: 1.2L petrol and 1.3 L Diesel
  • New Swift 2018 Launch Date: Around 2018 AutoExpo (February)

Maruti Suzuki has been working on the new model Swift from quite some time now. It has already been revealed in the International market and has received overall positive reviews for its modern design, more spacious cabin and overall taking the lineage forward in a positive manner.  The Swift 2018 price and other details will be out only when the official launch takes place which is expected only at the AutoExpo 2018. So you can say the new Maruti Swift launch date in India will be around February 2018.


New Maruti Wagon R 2018

  • Wagon R new model price expected: Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh
  • Wagon R new model launch date: April 2018
  • Wagon R new model specification: Petrol 1L

Wagon R has been basic bread and butter bike for Maruti and is also one of the most famous family cars in India. The company has been developing the new generation Wagon R for the Indian market that apart from being a family car, can also be liked by the Millennials. The Wagon R new model will share quite a few bits with the Japan spec Wagon R car while mechanically it will remain almost the same.


Maruti Grand Vitara 2018

  • Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift Price: Rs 12 lakh to Rs 16 lakh
  • Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift Specification: 1.6L Diesel
  • Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift Launch Date: Mid 2018

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara was never a much-known car from typical Indian car buyer’s point of view but it is still hugely famous among the rally enthusiast for its outrageous rally capabilities. The Grand Vitara facelift exteriors look very nicely designed carrying the similar body lines as seen on the previous generation models. Maruti might also be introducing the Grand Vitara facelift at the upcoming motor show.


Maruti Suzuki Swift Sport RS

  • Maruti Swift RS Price: Rs 7 lakh
  • Maruti Swift RS Specification: 1.0 L Boosterjet Petrol
  • Maruti Swift RS Launch: June 2018

Like the race spec model of the Baleno, the new Swift Sport RS will be a sportier version of the highly awaited 2018 new model Maruti Swift. It will carry on the same design as the Swift but will be equipped with a peppier Baleno’s turbo’ed 1.0-litre engine. Unlike the Baleno RS, it may also boast off different color scheme or race stripes across its body that differentiate it from the regular Swift model.


Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2018

  • Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2017-2018 Price: Rs 7.5-11 lakh
  • Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2017-2018 Specification: 1.4 L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
  • Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2017-2018 Launch Date: First quarter 2018

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been ruling its segment since it was launched. It has been already spied getting tested a few times now and it’s slowly moving towards its final production version stages. It is expected to make its official public debut at the upcoming AutoExpo 2018.

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2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny

  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Price: Rs 6 lakh to 9 Lakh
  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Specification: 1.0-litre L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Launch Date: Last quarter 2018

The Maruti Gypsy is still the first choice for ace off-roaders not only in India but around the world. The new Suzuki Jimny will take forward the lineage of Gypsy in the right direction. It will be made in India and exported to worldwide. It is expected to make a debut at the upcoming AutoExpo motor show.


Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Price:  7-9 lakh

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Specification: 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol/1.4-litre K-series Petrol

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Launch Date: Initial 2018

Currently, the famous mid-sized SUV is only offered in a diesel variant, the Year 2018 will bring the new Vitara Brezza petrol avatar to the market. The petrol Vitara Brezza launch date is expected to be somewhere in the first half of the year 2018.

Also Read: Best 7 upcoming performance bikes to launch in 2017

Need For Speed to launch Payback game on 10th November and it looks like Fast & Furious

Need For Speed has just released the trailer of their newest upcoming game, Payback. By looking at the trailer we can easily say that something similar is happening to the NFS series which happened to the F&F. It has always been about pure racing and now guns, mafia and stuff are taking over the racing world.
It was been a long time since NFS has launched any another game which was as good the earlier games like the NFS Underground, Most Wanted or Carbon. After these games, the series was just filling up games just because they had to, and the recent games like Rivals just proved to be a total waste of energy and time for the ones who purchased it.
The newest installment will be launched on 10th November this year and will be available in India as soon as it gets launched. It will be available for both PS4 and Xbox one as well.
It is loaded with loads of drugs, guns, mafia wars and of course supercars! Stay tuned as we bring you more updates.

How to deal with car service centers effectively

A car service center is like what hospitals are to us and what people often tend to ignore is the servicing cost a car carries after its purchase. Most of us are not car mechanics, maybe we love reading about cars but we don’t know what exactly goes inside a car at the time of its servicing. We do have car service checklist but generally, we lack an understanding towards everything inside the hood that technically runs a car. So in the article today we are going to educate you about some simple things you need to know about car servicing.

Does car service cost varies from company to company?

Your car’s service bills depend significantly on the kind of brand you choose to live with. If you decide to get a German or any European brand such as a Volkswagen or a Skoda, keep your heart strong you’ll need it.

While choosing a Japanese maker such as Honda or Suzuki will justify everything written on the bill summary to an extent. So you can actually save time and resource by wisely choosing a correct maker which suits your personal lifestyle and budget.


Should I refer to the car manual before servicing?

Most of the cars irrespective of their make or models run smooth in their initial years. The first couple of years are the only ones which generally do not demand much from the pocket but it’s the later stage that tests a car of what it is made of. Make sure to read the car’s manual very carefully because most of the details regarding servicing are clearly mentioned there. The car manual has all the important details regarding the maintenance, servicing, and usage of the vehicle.


Which car parts often need replacements and which don’t?

So in case you are visiting the service center in the first 5,000kms to 10,000kms, your car should only need the regular engine oil and oil filter replacement. While if the mechanic is unnecessarily replacing the air filter, fuel filter or spark plugs (in the case of a petrol engine) you can tell it’s not necessary.

Air filters only need replacements in the later stage. All you need to do is to make sure it’s properly cleaned at the servicing and you won’t need to replace the air filter, not at least till 30,000kms.

While fuel filters and spark plugs remain decently functional till 20,000kms and 30,000kms respectively. Automatic cars demand more brake pad replacements than manual cars and the simple reason being more brake application.


What about the unnecessary add-ons?

It happens a lot, and it is true. Automakers tend to make good profits from the after sales services they provide. The extra oil additive in the bill summary may not always be required. In fact, such small hidden things you find added in the bill sheet, of which there is no logical justification are just their way of officially burning a hole in customer’s pocket. If there is no issue raised for the same it keeps on repeating and over a long term period you’ve already lost a fortune, just because you didn’t pay attention.


Are car labor charges negotiable?

If hefty parts charges were not enough, the service dealer may slap you with horrendous labor costs but there is a catch. You can in fact bargain in terms of labor charges and if you maintain a healthy relationship with the service dealerships you can avail up to 50% discounts on the labor.

If there is a major work done on the engine or any other part, labor cost can prove to be a bummer but your negotiation skills can surely help you out in this situation.

Note: Two cars, even from the same make and model can react differently depending on the usage and hence servicing cost may differ accordingly.  


Few tips on car maintenance:

They say prevention is better than cure and it’s true if you take care of your car in the garage, it will take care of you out there on the road. It might not be possible for you to become a good car mechanic yourself, but you can still take care of your car, just follow the following instructions and you are good to go.

  • Always warm up the engine before moving and the reason being it keeps the car’s power mill healthy.
  • Keep the radiator fins clean and pay attention to the coolant level in the car. Doing this will make sure that the cooling system remains functional and effective. A car needs total coolant flush and change about every 20,000kms.
  • The tire treads are of vital importance and why is that? It is because it’s only the tires which are a single point of contact of a car with the road. If tires are not well maintained they may ditch you at high speeds and result in an unexpected event.
  • Always check that the car doesn’t need an urgent wheel alignment. If so then make sure it is the first thing you do as soon as possible.
  • Keep a check on tire pressures and inflate tires with Nitrogen gas as it keeps the tire temperature down during burning sunny days.
  • Keep a tap on the engine oil level and color. Use the oil dip stick to regularly monitor the engine oil. If the level is low, add some oil. If the oil color is white or greenish, coolant is leaking into the oil chamber and you need to visit the service center soon.
  • If there is a change in the braking power of the car there is a possibility that the car might be needing brake pad replacement. A car needs this replacement every 15,000kms to 20,000kms.
  • The emission of the car reveals the health status of the engine, make sure to keep a tap on it. The emission should not be white or dark, technically you should be able to see it. If it’s not transparent, then there is something going on in the engine that needs to be addressed. Also, there shouldn’t be any black sluggish gel type extract on the exhaust opening because it denotes the problems with the engine.
  • And do not forget, keep your car shining as it deserves to be kept like that.

No more cards – Get ready to pay by cash on all petrol pumps!

Since government’s plan of demonetization came into play in November, the cashless transactions went up to more than 95%. Also, the government announced to waive off the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on fuel purchase post demonetization for consumers, which was set for the window of 50 days since the start of demonetization.

The twist in the story is that now, the petroleum dealers’ association had written to Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, informing about the tax imposed on the petroleum dealers for the plastic money transactions. Earlier, the dealers announced that they will not be accepting credit/debit card payment since midnight today but since the government stepped in and assured that the taxed won’t be imposed till 13th January, the date has been currently delayed till 13th.

“We want to help the government in the digital and cashless drive. Our margins are already less. We want them to compensate us,” Ajay Bansal, chief of All-India Petroleum Dealers’ Association, had said.


Have you checked this new modified Maruti Baleno from Bengaluru yet?

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has already been one of the nicest looking cars in the Indian market but MotoTrendz, the Bengaluru located firm has modified the car to look much better. The car gets a wrapped roof, pillars, spoiler in gloss black and the car now also gets an aftermarket grille and a front splitter eliminating all the earlier chrome details on the car. The also received 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with wider rubber that takes the jaw-dropping looks of the car to a whole new level. Apart from the rest, it has been added with a panoramic sunroof as well. But the best modification among the rest is that the front passenger and driver doors have been chucked and new scissor doors sit the place of the old doors.


Talking about the interiors, the car gets a dual tone treatment of black and red. The front seats have been swapped to replica Bride racing bucket seats while the music system has been given a tweak as well. While on the performance part, the car comes with K&N air filter and a custom FRK full exhaust system. While the rest performance parts are stock. Stay tuned for more such updates!


Also read: Video: Watch what happens when cars crash head-on at 120km/hr

New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Current/Old Swift, Spec comparison review

The new Maruti Suzuki Swift will be making its way into the Indian market by the September this year. The car looks very promising as seen from the pictures but it’s only when the car is launched and makes its way to the roads that we can tell how the new Swift looks different from the current ongoing Swift. We bring down an exclusive comparison of the current and the new upcoming Maruti Swift that will highlight the upgrades and changes the new Swift has gone through.


New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift – Exteriors:

The new Swift will be one of the most compact cars in its segment. Interestingly, it is shorter than the outgoing Swift but has a longer wheelbase. Also, it is shorter in terms of the overall height. Since it has a longer wheelbase, one can expect longer leg room or interior space. But just like the outgoing Swift, the new gen Swift will not be the best in terms of interior space.


  Current Swift New Swift
Length (mm) 3850 3840
Width (mm) 1695 NA
Height (mm) 1530 1500
Wheelbase (mm) 2430 2450
Ground Clearance (mm) 170 NA



New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift – Design:

The Maruti Swift has always been one of the good looking cars and it is one of the reasons for its fame. However, the new 2017 Swift design looks better and inspired from the Mini cars. The silhouette, however, has been carried over as it looks almost similar to the present car. While, the designing tweaks such as gaping hexagonal grille, bumper with larger intake and discreet splitter, sleeker headlamps while the top of the line variant also features LED DRLs and a projector lamp setup. The car’s fenders can also be said to resemble the one on the new Baleno.


New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift – Interior:

The interior on the new Swift looks much premium and sportier when compared to the old Swift. The Steerwheel is all new and has been given a differently round design compared to one in the outgoing Swift. The dashboard looks better, while the earlier rectangular AC vents have been replaced with circular vents. A new Smartplay infotainment system also sits in the place of earlier system. The new cabin also features twin-pod speedo console that has a bigger, high res Multi-Information Display (MID).


New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift engine:

For the 2017 Swift, Maruti has chosen the same engine which is seen on the present Swift cars. The engine in talks is the 1.2 L K-Series Petrol and a 1.3 L DDiS Diesel engine. The Petrol engine is an 1197cc unit and features Variable Valve Timing (VVT). Peak power-torque is rated at 84.3 PS-115 Nm. The Diesel engine pumps out 75 PS-190 Nm. The engines come mated to a 5-speed Manual transmission. Talking about the change, you can expect a smoother output delivery and a better mileage from the engine in the new Swift.


New 2017 Maruti Swift vs Old Swift Mileage:

Since both shares the same engine, the new car will deliver the similar mileage figures which lie around 20kmpl for petrol versions and 25kmpl for diesel versions.

Stay tuned as Autocargurus brings you more updates!

Also read: Maruti Baleno RS launch confirmed for February 2017

2017 Range Rover Evoque launched at Rs 49.10 lakh

The Tata owned JLR has quietly launched the new updated Range Rover Evoque. The price of the car starts from Rs 49.10 lakh for the base Pure trim and extends up to Rs 64.65 lakh for the top HSE Dynamic variant. In case you are looking to buy one, the 2017 Evoque bookings have already commenced on all Land Rover dealerships.


2017 Range Rover  Evoque engine and specifications

Among the updates, the car gets a new 177hp, 2.0-litre Ingenium series diesel engine that was earlier seen in the new jaguar XF. The old 2.2-litre diesel engine will not be seen anymore in the Range Rover Evoque. The company also introduced a new 2.0-litre petrol motor which will only be seen in the SE variant. The engine develops 241bhp of maximum power and comes with a standard nine-speed automatic gearbox, which also will be seen in all variants as a standard. While bookings for the petrol variant will commence only by January 2017.


2017 Range Rover Evoque Interior updates

The car gets a new larger 10-inch InControl Touch Pro infotainment system which will be available only in the top variants. While other upgrades include an 825W Meridian surround sound system, gesture tailgate opening, surround camera system and adaptive LED headlamps.

The company also introduced a limited run Ember Edition on the top HSE Dynamic variant which comes with a price tag of Rs 67.90 lakh.

2017 Range Rover Evoque competitors

The car rivals against Audi Q5, Land Rover Discovery Sport and the BMW X3.