Cars – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:10:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.9 https://news.maxabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Maxabout-News-Favi-Icon-2017-32x32.png Cars – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 MG Hector SUV Bookings to Reopen in India Next Month https://news.maxabout.com/cars/mg-motors/mg-hector-suv-bookings-reopen-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/mg-motors/mg-hector-suv-bookings-reopen-india/#respond Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:02:18 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520896 MG Hector, the debutant SUV from the brand has been able to gather a lot of attention from the potential buyers considering its extraordinary design and a noteworthy performance on the top of some of the premium features exclusive to the British marque. The brand has already sold over 3500 units of the SUV in […]

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MG Hector, the debutant SUV from the brand has been able to gather a lot of attention from the potential buyers considering its extraordinary design and a noteworthy performance on the top of some of the premium features exclusive to the British marque.

The brand has already sold over 3500 units of the SUV in just 2 months since its launch in the Indian market. The overwhelming response from the customers made MG suspend the bookings for the Hector SUV on July 18 till the rest of 2019 though the new reports suggest that the brand will reopen the bookings for the SUV early in October 2019 itself.

The MG dealers across the country recorded bookings for 28,000 units of the SUV while are focusing hard on making timely deliveries. The ramping up of production at the brand’s Halol plant to 3000 units per month by October is one of the reasons for accepting new bookings.

According to sources, MG will reopen the bookings for the Hector SUV in October as the festive season will be just around the corner. Though the customers might have to wait for a deliberate amount of time for the deliveries. The waiting period for certain variants of the car is already at 6-7 months, which implies that the brand will most probably be making deliveries for the new set of bookings in early 2020.

MG Hector SUV Price List

Petrol Variants

  • 1.5 MT Style – INR 12.18 lakh
  • 1.5 MT Super – INR 12.98 lakh
  • 1.5 AT Smart – INR 15.28 lakh
  • 1.5 AT Sharp – INR 16.78 lakh

Petrol Hybrid Variants

  • 1.5 MT Super – INR 13.58 lakh
  • 1.5 MT Smart – INR 14.68 lakh
  • 1.5 MT Sharp – INR 15.88 lakh

Diesel Variants

  • 2.0L MT Style – INR 13.18 lakh
  • 2.0L MT Super – INR 14.18 lakh
  • 2.0L MT Smart – INR 15.48 lakh
  • 2.0L MT Sharp – INR 16.88 lakh
Above mentioned prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
2020 Hyundai i10 N Line Hatchback
2020 Hyundai i10 N Line Hatchback Officially Revealed

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2020 Hyundai i10 N Line Hatchback Officially Revealed https://news.maxabout.com/cars/hyundai/2020-hyundai-i10-n-line-hatchback/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/hyundai/2020-hyundai-i10-n-line-hatchback/#respond Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:58:26 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520883 Hyundai recently unveiled the third-generation i10 hatchback in the international market though, the images for the top-spec N Line version were not initially revealed. Almost a week later, the brand has now officially released the first set of images of the 2020 Hyundai i10 N Line. The brand is all set to showcase the sportier […]

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Hyundai recently unveiled the third-generation i10 hatchback in the international market though, the images for the top-spec N Line version were not initially revealed. Almost a week later, the brand has now officially released the first set of images of the 2020 Hyundai i10 N Line.

The brand is all set to showcase the sportier N line trim at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The official images show the hatchback in all its glory. The customers can avail the i10 N Line in 6 colour variants while the brand is also offering multiple dual-tone variants of the same.

Exhibiting a sporty design language, the Hyundai i10 N Line gets unique red accents on the body cladding that continues to the interior as well. The front grille has now been redesigned and features red graphics on the inside while the sportier bumper and the 16-inch alloy wheels add to its exclusive styling.

The front grille is further mated to three-piece redesigned LED DRLs that offers the hatchback a unique look. The skid plate, as well as the diffuser, have also been tweaked to add to its superior appeal while the N Line stickers on the body panels further ensure that it is a sporty hatchback.

Coming to the interior design, the brand has offered a sportier look to the steering wheel which further features an “N” logo at the bottom edge. The red accents on the AC vents as well as the red stitching on the seats further add to its superior look.

The 2020 Hyundai i10 N Line can be availed with two engine variants. The 1.2-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine is capable of offering a maximum power of 83HP and a peak torque of 118 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

On the other hand, the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is good for offering maximum power of 99HP and 172 Nm of utmost torque. The hatchback will be available in the European markets from next year while there is no confirmation on the availability of the i10 N Line in the Indian market as of yet.

2019 Tata Nexon Kraz Limited Edition
2019 Tata Nexon Kraz Limited Edition Launched @ INR 7.58 Lakh

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2019 Tata Nexon Kraz Limited Edition Launched @ INR 7.58 Lakh https://news.maxabout.com/cars/tata/2019-tata-nexon-kraz-limited-edition/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/tata/2019-tata-nexon-kraz-limited-edition/#respond Mon, 09 Sep 2019 14:21:25 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520809 The 2019 Tata Nexon Kraz has been officially launched in India as a limited edition. It is the sportier version of the regular Nexon compact SUV. The innovative 2019 edition of the car gets a new colour accent that makes it stand apart. The car gets tangerine colour highlights on both its exterior and interior. […]

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The 2019 Tata Nexon Kraz has been officially launched in India as a limited edition. It is the sportier version of the regular Nexon compact SUV. The innovative 2019 edition of the car gets a new colour accent that makes it stand apart. The car gets tangerine colour highlights on both its exterior and interior.

The exterior updates of the car include all-new TROMSO black body with sonic-silver roof, it has got tangerine grill inserts along with tangerine wheel accents while the car has got KRAZ badging on its tailgate. The interior updates of the car include contrast tangerine coloured seat stitching, piano black dashboard with tangerine coloured air-vent surrounds. It also gets tangerine accents on seat fabrics.

Mechanically, the 2019 Tata Nexon Kraz Limited Edition is powered by the same turbocharged 110HP petrol and diesel engine options that are available in the regular version of the car. The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and the 1.5-litre Revotron diesel engines come mated to a 6 Speed MT or AMT gearbox options.

The Head of Marketing of Tata Motors, Mr Vivek Srivatsa said that they have been proud of the Nexon and its inception, the car has been appreciated by the customers and the media alike. They are delighted to roll out more than 1,00,000 Nexons, as it continues to excite the customers and retains its status as the most appealing cars on the Indian roads.

Further Mr Srivatsa said that last year the limited edition Nexon Kraz became one of their most desirable products and this year they are delighted to announce its return with a sportier and trendier second edition. He also said that they are confident that the 2019 model of Kraz will attract a lot of young customers during the festive season this year. The new limited edition car is being offered in a total of 4 variants:

  • Kraz Petrol MT: INR 7.58 Lakh
  • Kraz Petrol AMT: INR 8.18 Lakh
  • Kraz Diesel MT: INR 8.48 Lakh
  • Kraz Diesel AMT: INR 9.18 Lakh

The above-mentioned price list is ex-showroom Delhi.

2019 Tata Nexon Kraz Photos

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Rear Design Leaked
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Rear Design and Variant Details Leaked

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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Rear Design and Variant Details Leaked https://news.maxabout.com/cars/maruti/maruti-suzuki-s-presso-rear-design/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/maruti/maruti-suzuki-s-presso-rear-design/#respond Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:07:17 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520794 Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, the upcoming hatchback from the brand is expected to launch in India on September 30, 2019. The earlier reports offered the key details of the hatchback in addition to a close up image that clearly defines the S-Presso in all its glory. Now, a report by ACI also confirms the multiple variants, […]

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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, the upcoming hatchback from the brand is expected to launch in India on September 30, 2019. The earlier reports offered the key details of the hatchback in addition to a close up image that clearly defines the S-Presso in all its glory. Now, a report by ACI also confirms the multiple variants, as well as the various features offered to the new hatchback from the largest carmaker in India.

As per the latest spy images of the car, the compact and upright profile of the hatchback continues towards the rear section as well. The rear panel of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso features C-shaped tail lamps that have been mated to the turn indicators at either side.

The increased height of the hatchback in addition to the tall pillars further improves the ground clearance. The sporty stance of the SUV-inspired hatchback is further accentuated by a notable black rear bumper as well as the black window lines and the reflectors. The thick black side claddings give the boxy hatchback a rather neat look.

The customers can avail the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso in four variants namely: Standard, LXi, VXi, and highest-spec VXI+ variant. The brand is offering ABS, driver-side airbag, seat belt reminders, rear parking sensors as well as a speed alert system with every variant of the hatchback as standard. Apart from these, the entry-level variant of the hatchback lacks all the premium bits.

The mid-spec LXi variant of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has been further equipped with a manual AC in addition to power steering. The VXi variant, on the other hand, gets all the premium features including keyless entry, front power windows, body-coloured bumpers and wheel covers as well as Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system.

The VXi+ high-spec variant will further feature a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, steering mounted controls, body-coloured ORVMs, 12-volt accessory socket, front passenger airbag and more. Apart from the availability of a reverse camera and the alloy wheels, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso features the same electronic bits as that of its direct rival, the Renault KWID.

Powering the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will be the brand’s BS6-compliant K10B engine. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is capable of churning out a maximum power of 68HP and a peak torque of 90Nm. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the customers can avail the VXi and VXi+ variant with AMT transmission as well.

The BS6-compliant version of the K10B engine would be less fuel-efficient in comparison to the BS4-compliant unit, which is good for 23.95 kmpl. When launched in India, Maruti is expected to price the S-Presso in a range of INR 3.50-4.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

Images Source: GaadiWaddi and Autocar India

2020 Hyundai Verna Spotted
2020 Hyundai Verna Spotted in a New Set of Photos

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India-Bound 2020 Hyundai Creta (ix25) Interior Leaked Again https://news.maxabout.com/cars/hyundai/india-bound-2020-hyundai-creta/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/hyundai/india-bound-2020-hyundai-creta/#respond Fri, 06 Sep 2019 14:38:01 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520587 The interior of the 2020 Hyundai ix25 has been recently spotted again in a new set of photos. All set to be launched in India as the 2020 Hyundai Creta, the SUV features a host of new interior updates that enhances its premium B-SUV stance. As you can see in the spy photos, the next-gen model of […]

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The interior of the 2020 Hyundai ix25 has been recently spotted again in a new set of photos. All set to be launched in India as the 2020 Hyundai Creta, the SUV features a host of new interior updates that enhances its premium B-SUV stance. As you can see in the spy photos, the next-gen model of the upcoming car features a redesigned steering wheel that has been offered a compact look.

The 2020 Hyundai Creta (ix25) features an upmarket interior design language that is further accentuated by horizontal air vents that have been placed at the centre. The SUV gets a fully-digital instrument console in addition to getting a larger floating display at the centre that further merges with the floor console.

The instrument panel has been separated into two sections with the first one featuring the MID screen that offers accurate riding information while the second section features current speed and fuel level. The temperature bar and the tachometer has been placed in the centre.

The gear shift lever of the 2020 Hyundai Creta (ix25) has been offered a premium look as the car now features a leather-clad unit. The electronic parking brake offers the floor console a modern look while at the same time it has been equipped with an auto-hold function. The split LED headlights at the front and tail lamps at the rear offer a sporty touch to the SUV while the lavish interior features like a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera system, and a shark fin antenna are a boon to its superior design language.

The 2020 model of the Hyundai ix25 (Creta) features a G4FL 1.5L petrol engine capable of churning out a maximum power of 115HP. The top speed of the SUV stands at 175 kmph while the fuel economy scales at 18.86 kmpl. The SUV measures 4,300mm in length, 1,790mm in width and 1,635mm in height.

India-bound 2020 Hyundai Creta will be launched in three powertrains namely: 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine and the 1.5L turbocharged diesel, good for a maximum power of 115 HP, and the 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine, offering a maximum power of 120 HP. Hyundai is expected to launch the updated SUV at the Auto Expo in February 2020.

Images Source: IAB

2020 Hyundai Creta (ix25) Spotted Again
2020 Hyundai Creta (ix25) Spotted Again

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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Spotted Undisguised; Official Launch Soon https://news.maxabout.com/cars/maruti/maruti-suzuki-s-presso-official-image/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/maruti/maruti-suzuki-s-presso-official-image/#respond Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:05:31 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520579 Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming hatchback, the S-Presso, is all set to be launched in India later this month. Ahead of its official launch, the car has been recently spied undisguised, offering the Indian audience a clear insight into its design dynamics. Based on the Future S concept, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso features an upright stance. Apart from […]

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Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming hatchback, the S-Presso, is all set to be launched in India later this month. Ahead of its official launch, the car has been recently spied undisguised, offering the Indian audience a clear insight into its design dynamics. Based on the Future S concept, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso features an upright stance. Apart from this, the hatchback has no features matching the Future S concept that was initially unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018.

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso further features a square-ish front end design with a high-placed bonnet. The hatchback gets a Vitara Brezza-inspired chrome grille at the front that has been mated to halogen headlights flowing towards the back. The micro-SUV look of the S-Presso is further enhanced by body cladding at the sides. In addition to this, the brand has equipped the hatchback with LED DRLs at the front for offering it a premium look.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Spotted Undisguised
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Spotted Undisguised; Official Launch Soon

The hatchback has turn indicators mounted on the front fenders while the design language also features a blacked-out B-pillar and steel wheels with full wheel covers. The 180mm of ground clearance offers the high-riding hatchback an authentic Renault Kwid like stance. The hatchback will be positioned in Maruti’s portfolio above the Alto K10 as it gets an increased length by 20mm as compared to the latter. The S-Presso measures 3,565mm in length and 1,564mm in height and it stands tall as compared to both Kwid and the Alto K10.

Powering the upcoming hatchback will be a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder K10B petrol engine that will be BS6-complaint. The current-gen K10B engine is good for a maximum power of 68HP and a peak torque of 90Nm. The upcoming hatchback from Maruti will be available to the customers with a 5-speed manual gearbox though one can also avail the AMT version of the same. Sold via the Maruti’s Arena outlets, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is likely to launch with a price tag of around INR 5 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Maruti XL6 Premium MPV Launched
Maruti XL6 Premium MPV Launched in India

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Hyundai Creta and i20 Owners Facing Paint Quality Issues https://news.maxabout.com/cars/hyundai/hyundai-cars-paint-quality-issues/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/hyundai/hyundai-cars-paint-quality-issues/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2019 03:23:49 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520196 According to a recent report by TeamBHP, certain owners of Hyundai cars have complained to the company regarding the paint peeling off from their vehicles. The cars like i20 Elite, i20 Active, and Creta have been listed under the poor paint quality issues. The customers have reportedly fill out several forums to send to the […]

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According to a recent report by TeamBHP, certain owners of Hyundai cars have complained to the company regarding the paint peeling off from their vehicles. The cars like i20 Elite, i20 Active, and Creta have been listed under the poor paint quality issues. The customers have reportedly fill out several forums to send to the Hyundai officials regarding this matter.

A customer has reported the paint peeling off from his 3-year-old Hyundai i20 Active hatchback. The body panels affected from the issue include the car’s bonnet as well as the tailgate. The owners of other such cars have witnessed bubbles forming in the paint before it starts to peel off. One of the common things among all the reported quality issues in the Hyundai cars is that all of them are white in colour.

When asked to the dealerships regarding the reason for the paint peel off, the extremely hot weather has been reported to be responsible for the same. Another forum reports the paint to peel off from a Hyundai i20 Elite and the hatchback’s paint got peeled-off from several areas near the rear windshield.

A Hyundai Creta white colour variant in Chattarpur has witnessed the same quality issues near the rear windshield. All the other Cretas registered in the complaint forum also have the same issue of the paint peeling-off where the windshield meets the rear body panel.

Since many Hyundai cars are facing similar quality issues, the Hyundai officials must take note of this and offer a permanent solution for the same. To jog your memory, Creta is one of the premium SUVs offered by the brand that is highly cherished in the Indian market.

The SUV can be availed in the market at starting price tag of INR 10.00 lakh for the base variant while the prices go all the way up to INR 15.67 lakh for the top-spec variant. The prices mentioned here are ex-showroom Delhi.

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Hyundai Electric Scooter
Hyundai Officially Unveils Foldable Electric Scooter

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Auto Industry Slowdown: Major Car Brands Register Downfall in India https://news.maxabout.com/sales-reports/auto-industry-slowdown-cars-downfall/ https://news.maxabout.com/sales-reports/auto-industry-slowdown-cars-downfall/#respond Fri, 06 Sep 2019 02:48:23 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520240 Auto Industry Slowdown Continues in India: The brand-wise car sales report for August 2019 has recently surfaced and every major car brand has witnessed a gradual downfall in sales when compared to the same month last year. Things seem to be turning out for bad for every other carmaker during the past few months. One […]

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Auto Industry Slowdown Continues in India: The brand-wise car sales report for August 2019 has recently surfaced and every major car brand has witnessed a gradual downfall in sales when compared to the same month last year. Things seem to be turning out for bad for every other carmaker during the past few months.

One of the major reasons for the downfall could be that most of the customers are waiting for the brands to introduce their BS6 variants, which are expected to launch shortly. Amidst all this, the upcoming Auto Expo 2020 is also one of the reasons that customers are putting a hold on buying new cars.

As per the latest sales report, Maruti Suzuki registered a sale figure of 93,173 units in August 2019, witnessing a downfall in sales by 36% as compared to the same month last year. The brand registered a total of 1,45,624 units in July 2018. Standing second on the list is Hyundai, being able to register a sales figure of 38,000 units in August 2019. The brand has seen a downfall of 17% when compared to the sales number of August 2018.

Auto Industry Slowdown
Auto Industry Slowdown: Major Car Brands Register Downfall in India

Taking the third spot is Mahindra, registering a total sales of 13,150 in August 2019 as opposed to the 18,037 units sold in July last year. the brand has witnessed a decline of 27.1% in sales when compared to August 2018.

The highest drop in sales has been registered by Tata Motors in August 2019 by witnessing a total sales of just 7,316 units. The total decline in brand sales now stands at 60.3% as compared to the same month last year.

The sales for Honda dropped by 51.3 % by registering a total of 8,291 units in August while Toyota, on the other hand, registered a decline by 24.3% by witnessing a total sales of 10,701 units in August 2019. Ford Motors registered a total sales of 5,517 units in August 2019 and witnessed a decline of 31.4% when compared to the same month last year.

Renault, on the other hand, did register a few more units when compared to July 2019 by getting their sales up by 2,040. The brand registered a total sales of 5,700 units in August 2019 though the yearly downfall stands at 13.1%. The brands like Nissan, Volkswagen, Fiat, and Skoda registered a total decline in sales by 54.5%, 30.8%, 56.6% and 12.5% respectively.

Auto Industry Slowdown

Brand-Wise Car Sales Report (August 2019)

  1. Maruti Suzuki: 93,173 units
  2. Hyundai: 38,000 units
  3. Mahindra: 13,150 units
  4. Toyota: 10,701 units
  5. Honda: 8,291 units
  6. Tata: 7,316 units
  7. Renault: 5,700 units
  8. Ford: 5,517 units
  9. Volkswagen: 2,306 units
  10. Nissan: 1,413 units
  11. Skoda: 1,164 units
  12. Fiat: 609 units

Kia Motors recently entered the Indian market and the Seltos SUV has been able to register a sales figure of 6,200 units in the first month. MG Motors made a debut in India earlier this year, and they have registered a sales figure of 3,526 units in 2 months, since the launch of Hector SUV in the country.

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Kia Seltos Off-Road Concept by Yogi Sejwal Design
Meet Kia Seltos Off-Road Concept by Yogi Sejwal Design

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Ways to Cut Down on Your Car Insurance Premium https://news.maxabout.com/cars/cut-car-insurance-premium-india/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/cut-car-insurance-premium-india/#respond Thu, 05 Sep 2019 16:11:48 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520475 Car insurance is the method of financially securing an automobile. While driving on roads, there always is a risk factor of an accident which even skilled drivers cannot avoid. A small accident may sometimes result in major damage to the vehicle, leading to a heavy financial burden on the owner-driver. Thus, having car insurance is […]

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Car insurance is the method of financially securing an automobile. While driving on roads, there always is a risk factor of an accident which even skilled drivers cannot avoid. A small accident may sometimes result in major damage to the vehicle, leading to a heavy financial burden on the owner-driver. Thus, having car insurance is extremely necessary to tide over financial liabilities. Third-party vehicle insurance, for both two-wheelers and four-wheelers, has also been made mandatory by the Motor Vehicles’ Act.

What are the benefits of having car insurance?

Car insurance offers the following benefits:

  • Protects car owners from loss or damage caused to their vehicles
  • Provides indemnity for damage caused to third parties
  • Provides Personal Accident Cover of up to Rs. 15 lakhs to car owners
  • Offers add-on covers for occupants or paid driver, if any
  • Offers unlimited liability cover for injury claims or death of third parties

What is a car insurance premium?

The amount that a car owner pays to the insurance company on a regular basis, which is generally annual, in exchange for insurance coverage for their vehicle is known as a car insurance premium. After the payment of the premium, the insurance company is liable to pay for the damages caused to the vehicle in an accident or in case of loss of the vehicle.

Car insurance premium calculator

The factors to be taken into consideration for calculating car insurance premium for new cars are:

  1. The car’s make and model
  2. The year of manufacture
  3. Discounts
  4. Additional coverages

For used cars, the additional factors to be considered are:

  1. Car registration number
  2. Details of the vehicle’s current insurance policy
  3. Details of the previous owner of the vehicle
  4. Previous year’s insurance claim history
  5. No claim bonus

The car insurance premium calculator is available online. You just have to fill in the necessary details, and the required premium gets calculated.

What is no claim bonus?

No claim bonus is one of the best benefits of car insurance. When a car owner does not file any claim during a financial year, he or she is given a reward discount on the premium of the renewed insurance. Consider this scenario; you have not made any claim for your car during the financial year 2017-2018. When you renew your car’s insurance for the year 2018-2019, the insurance company will give you a discount on the renewed insurance’s premium.

No claim bonus starts at 20% in the second year upon insurance renewal and can go up to a maximum value of 50% during the sixth year. No claim bonus is a facility given to the holder of the insurance policy and not to the insured car. Therefore, it can be transferred upon change of the vehicle or the car insurance company.

Strategies to reduce car insurance premium

  1. Avoid accidents – The best method of keeping a low car insurance premium is to drive safely and avoid accidents.
  2. Increase the deductible – Deductible is the amount the car owner pays from his or her pocket prior to the insurance claim. Having a good driving record with no prior claims helps in increasing the deductible, which will reduce the insurance premium.
  3. Reduce coverage for old vehicles – Try eliminating the unnecessary additional coverage for old cars, which adds to their insurance cost.
  4. Stick to a single insurance company – This works well to earn a multi-line discount.
  5. Pursue smart shopping – Prior to purchasing a new car, call the insurance agent so as to know its insurance cost, as there can be wide variations in insurance premiums.
  6. Theft protection – Ensure that your cars are kept in garages or are enabled with alarm systems.

To sum it up

There are several strategies which car owners can consider for lowering their insurance premiums. Try to indulge in safe driving practices and maintain your car well. And most importantly pick an insurance that provides the best coverage for your type and brand of car.

Lapsed Insurance
Impact of Riding a Bike with Lapsed Insurance

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Volvo XC90 Excellence Lounge Console Launched @ INR 1.42 Crore https://news.maxabout.com/cars/volvo/volvo-xc90-excellence-lounge-console/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/volvo/volvo-xc90-excellence-lounge-console/#respond Thu, 05 Sep 2019 15:31:11 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=520464 Volvo has launched the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console in the Indian market at a price tag of INR 1.42 crores (ex-showroom). The top-spec variant of the flagship SUV from the brand has officially debuted in India and features a three-seat layout that sets it apart from the standard seven-seater layout seen on the luxury SUV. […]

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Volvo has launched the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console in the Indian market at a price tag of INR 1.42 crores (ex-showroom). The top-spec variant of the flagship SUV from the brand has officially debuted in India and features a three-seat layout that sets it apart from the standard seven-seater layout seen on the luxury SUV.

The front passenger seat has been replaced with a powered ottoman unit on the XC90 Excellence Lounge Console. The multi-functional module features a rising leg-rest in addition to lockable storage compartment as well as a foldable 17-inch touchscreen that can be further used as a table when flipped upside down. The brand has called the Excellence lounge console variant of the XC90 as the limited edition artwork.

Coming to the interiors, the brand has equipped the rear seats with a massage function in addition to offering ventilated seats. The passengers can operate all the functionalities via the touchscreen system mounted between the seats. The central armrest further features integrated USB charging points and as well as a tray table between them.

The SUV features a refrigerator with bottle and glass holders in addition to heated/cooled cup holders as well as crystal glasses from Orrefors. The XC90 Excellence Lounge Console also gets a premium 20-speaker, 1400-watt Bowers & Wilkins sound system while the seats have been covered with Nappa leather. The luxurious appearance of the SUV is further accentuated via the crystal gear shifter from Orrefors.

The Volvo XC90 Excellence Lounge Console is powered by the same T8 Twin engine with a hybrid system that does the duty on standard XC90. The 320HP offered by the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and the 87HP offered by the electric motor contributes to a total power of 407HP and 640Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The bookings for the recently launched SUV have been commenced in India. The XC90 Excellence Lounge console competes in the market with the likes of Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series.

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