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Ninth Generation Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan Model Launched in India

Ninth Generation Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan Model

Honda Accord in India was discontinued in 2013 due to its slow sales. Now the car launched in India is the 9th generation model. Way back in 2001, the first-generation Accord sedan model was launched in India.

The all-new Honda Accord Hybrid has a power-train of CBU (completely built unit) model. Though a bit costly, the technology and the features assigned to it’s justify the price tag.

Honda Accord hybrid engine specification is a combination of conventional 2.0-litre and a 4-cylinder, naturally-aspirated internal combustion. It comes with a 1.3 Kilowatt/h lithium-ion battery electric motor. This engine is mated with an e-CVT technology.

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The vehicle is released in Petrol engine version. It produces a 145bhp and 175Nm of maximum torque. The maximum output is 184bhp @ 315Nm maximum torque. However, under tested conditions the company has disclosed the power of electric motor combined output at 212bhp.

The edgy external design has a latest design which embodies big ‘H’. The large chrome and black grille, LED headlights and LED fog-lamps, daytime running lamps and a massive side profile. A sporty front bumper with gloss black element in the centre made the exterior profile rich.

A well-crafted back bumper, LED tail-lamps, and built-in boot spoiler makes it look beautiful and big in the segment. The subtle blue accents around the front headlamps and tail-lamps are a new look for the model.

An 18-inch two-toned diamond cut wheels provide a new look while driving the car.

Internally, the Hybrid car provides two-stage climate control, cruise control, touch screen infotainment system (consists of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto play support system), electrically adjustable front seats, sun-roof and leather upholstery.

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Inside, 2 central screens are placed to display the infotainment system content on one and on the other to display engine transmission modes.

Safety and security features like passenger side camera, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD are provided for the Honda Accord Hybrid car.

The Honda Accord hybrid is tagged with a price of Rs. 37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), 40.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru) and Rs. 40.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai). The vehicle is available in four colors such as White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic.

It is observed that the newly launched Honda Accord Hybrid car is a bit Rs. 6 lakh high than its closest competitor, Toyota Camry Hybrid.

Jeep begins its operation in India, launched Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited at Jaipur


American SUV manufacturer Jeep made its debut in Indian car market. After three years of wait, this fiat-owned car maker announced two popular models the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited. Another variant in Grand Cherokee, SRT will be the company’s Flagship model in India.

The company is setting up showrooms in India and making its move to commence operations with its first dealership in Ahmadabad. Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited come out with diesel-powered engines, and petrol will drive Grand Cherokee SRT.

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It is expected that Jeep would launch their typical muddy, off-road setting for the launch of vehicles as it is familiar for its brand name. Instead, Jeep has opted a luxurious setting in Jodhpur. The prices for these models from Jeep shocked the Indian market as the Grand Cherokee, priced from Rs. 93.64 lakh to Rs. 1.03 Crore and Rs. 71.59 lakh for iconic Wrangler Unlimited. A high-end variant in Grand Cherokee, SRT Is priced at Rs. 1.12 crore.

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is equipped with a 4-cyclinder and 2.8 engine which turns a 200bhp of peak power and releases a torque of 460Nm. The SUV also sports a four-wheel drive setup with diff-locks and off-road spec tires that add to its capability.

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On the other hand, diesel-powered Grand Cherokee gets a 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine which makes 240bhp and offers 12.8 km/l. The top one in the range Grand Cherokee SRT gets an SRT 6.4-litre Hemi V8 engine which pumps out 470bhp.


Grand Cherokee may take the lead in the market of modern Jeep as the new-age buyer in India prefers SUV design and styling than the Wrangler. Interior design in the Grand Cherokee is far better and so the features of the car. Presently, Jeep is having a dealership in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad, and Chennai. Operation in other cities in the upcoming months will be available for a total of 10 dealerships to get a good number of sale units.

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Jeep will start its assembly operations in India for its C-SUV in future. Jeep’s entry to into Indian Automotive market is much welcomed. But the point is all about offering an after-sales service network which helps to make their mark in luxury SUV segment in the country.

Tesla’s Latest Model S P100D the Quickest Production Car in the World

Tesla Model S
After Porsche 918 Spyder and LaFerrari, Tesla Model S Stood as Third Fastest Production Cars by Acceleration

Tesla Model S P100D is now the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced with 0-60 mph in the time of 2.5 seconds. The other models like LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder were on the limited run, and million dollar vehicles cannot be bought new.

On the other hand, those cars are small two-seaters with less luggage space, completely electric. But Tesla Model S P100D has four doors and seats up to 5 for the adults in additional two children and having more cargo capacity.

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The 100 kWh battery also increases the range substantially for an estimated of 315 miles on the EPA cycle and 613 Km on the EU cycle making the first one go beyond 300 miles. This is the largest range of production electric car so far.

Tesla Model S

There is one larger battery which is also available in the Model x which is developing the world’s quickest SUV even faster. Tesla’s Model X P100D with the ludicrous mode can accelerate up to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and can travel up to 289 miles EPA-estimated and 542 km EU on a single charge. Model X is also a pure electric SUV which can seat up to seven adults along with the ample cargo space.

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These both cars are more expensive than the Tesla Model S P100D which starts at $135,000 approximately. But while on the list of the cars which are faster than the P100D is quite less and the here is a list of cars that Tesla is quicker than quite long.

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Acura RLX, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Spider, Aston Martin V8 Vantage S, Audi: A and S Series, Bentley Continental GT, BMW X Series. Other models includes Buick cars, Cadillac ATS and XTS models, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, McLaren, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo S Series and X Series, etc.

Renault Launches Much Awaited KWID 1.0 in Two Variants RXT and RXT (O)

Renault KWID

French automobile manufacturer launched a new version of its hatchback Renault KWID on Monday. The new 1.0 engine can be referred as the much-anticipated vehicle in its segment.

Renault KWID is powered by the new 1.0-litre petrol engine will offer torque and comes out with a few minor style updates. Renault offers the 1.0-litre engine car only on two higher variants RXT and RXT (O) along with features noted in the earlier 0.8-litre model.

Renault’s KWID 0.8 is launched back in 2016 and got a decent response with over 1.65 lakh units sold since its inception. These new variants with a powerful 1.0-litre engine are designed for better performance.

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The vehicle will roll-out with sports design graphic on the doors, pro-sense seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiting. The car mentions 3679mm length, 1579mm width, 1478mm height with a wheelbase of 2422mm and a ground clearance of 180mm.

Surprisingly, the price variation for the new 1000cc variant and the earlier 800cc variant is just Rs.22,000. The newer version of Renault KWID 1.0 produces a horsepower of 65 maximum and releases a peak torque of 95Nm.

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This front wheel drive vehicle is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. It is also reported that Renault is also planning to launch an AMT gearbox version later this year. Newly launched KWID 1.0 offers a fuel economy of 23kmpl similar to its 0.8 engine variant. Price for the current 800cc variant is ranging from Rs. 2.64 lakh to Rs.3.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the two variants of the newer model are priced at Rs. 3.82 lakh and Rs.3.95 lakh respectively.

“With this launch, we look forward to welcoming more customers into the Renault family as we endeavour to build our presence aggressively in India. Our roadmap for India is very clear, with an immediate goal of achieving a market share of over 5% by the end of this year. Together with our product portfolio expansion strategy, we are also significantly increasing our sales and network reach in India,” says, Summit Sawhney, CEO & managing director, Renault India

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Renault is focusing o having 25mobile workshops across the country. Currently, the company is offering its service in Kerala. The manufacturer has already selling KWID in Sri Lanka and planning to launch its operations in Nepal later this month.