Hot Hatch – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Wed, 06 Nov 2019 06:26:16 +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 Hot Hatch – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 Officially Confirmed: 140HP Suzuki Swift Sport is Not Coming to India https://news.maxabout.com/cars/maruti/maruti-suzuki-swift-sport-india-launch/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/maruti/maruti-suzuki-swift-sport-india-launch/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:31:00 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/uncategorized/maruti-suzuki-swift-sport-price-in-india/ A recent report in the automotive industry claims that Maruti has officially confirmed that Suzuki Swift Sport will not launch in India. Using the lightweight Heartect platform, Suzuki has made the car even more powerful with 1.4L, turbocharged petrol engine producing 140 HP of maximum power. This motor is much more responsive than the old generation’s […]

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A recent report in the automotive industry claims that Maruti has officially confirmed that Suzuki Swift Sport will not launch in India. Using the lightweight Heartect platform, Suzuki has made the car even more powerful with 1.4L, turbocharged petrol engine producing 140 HP of maximum power. This motor is much more responsive than the old generation’s 1.6L, naturally aspirated petrol unit. The new architecture makes it about 100 kg lighter while small but turbocharged engine further takes care for its overall performance and efficiency. The report of Swift Sport skipping India is truly heartbreaking.

Impressive performance comes packed alongside a manual gearbox, improved body control, sharp handling and much lower body weight. Indian launch for the standard new Swift took place at 2018 Auto Expo. Fans were expecting a launch through their newly revised Arena outlets. The bigger 1.4L motor made it (temporarily) a great competitor to India spec Abarth Punto and Volkswagen GT TSI. Baleno RS was the first ever Maruti Suzuki car to get a turbocharged petrol engine and getting more from the manufacturer will improve the presence of Maruti in performance car segment.

Suzuki Swift Sport was expected to get a price quote of around INR 10-11 lakh. Maruti’s high amount of localization for other cars was not even enough to turn this dream into reality. The high 220 Nm of torque would have helped the car propel faster than any other available car of this segment. The engine of 2018 Swift Sport is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Even the Abarth Punto produce 212 Nm, that too pushing much more than Suzuki Swift Sport in terms of overall weight. Maruti Swift is one of the highest selling cars of India and getting the Sports variant could have further helped Maruti cater different type of customers.

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Hyundai i30 N – 275 HP | 353 NM | 250 KMPH https://news.maxabout.com/cars/hyundai/hyundai-i30-n-275-hp-353-nm-250-kmph/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:48:36 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=115687 Hyundai i30 N recently made its official debut in the world where fans go crazy for Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf GTI. What’s common in all three of them? They have a real definition for ‘Hot Hatch’ hidden under their performance spec bodies. The N within Hyundai’s nomenclature stands for Nurburgring, pushing adrenaline […]

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Hyundai i30 N recently made its official debut in the world where fans go crazy for Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf GTI. What’s common in all three of them? They have a real definition for ‘Hot Hatch’ hidden under their performance spec bodies.

The N within Hyundai’s nomenclature stands for Nurburgring, pushing adrenaline rush with its name only. Few things that are exclusive to the car includes the fact that just a manual gearbox is on offer. Rest of all, it uses a powerful 2.0L, T-GDI engine that is good for 275 HP and 353 Nm of torque.

N division offers 6-speed manual gearbox that pushed the power to the front wheels only. i30 N claims 0-100 kmph in just 6.1 seconds while its top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph. Hyundai offers launch control, five driving modes, electronic suspension and N custom mode on the track spec car.

The lightweight body and high performance figures make this car a great option among performance friendly options of this segment. The brakes used here are bigger while other goodies like electronic slip differential and Michelin tyres are offered as standard.

Performance lovers can opt for bigger 19 inch Pirelli P Zero tyres as an option with the i30 N. Exterior of the car comes with all new bumpers, bigger air intakes and a rear integrated diffuser. Hyundai i30 is now available in standard, N and Fastback variant, making the range perfect for those who are new into performance and love track riding.

Indian launch is a big question as no such segment currently exist in our market. VW launched the Polo GTi in India last year but it didn’t do well and is now available with a massive discount of INR 6 Lakhs! The car is expected to get a price closer to Ford Focus ST while Golf GTI will be left alone for being more expensive than others.

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Price Drop: Volkswagen Polo GTI Now Available for INR 19.99 Lakh! https://news.maxabout.com/cars/volkswagen/price-drop-volkswagen-polo-gti-now-available-for-inr-19-99-lakh/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:59:45 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=115678 Volkswagen Polo GTI was launched in India in 2016 at a price of INR 25.99 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It offers a complete package in terms of performance and style. According to the reports from team BHP, the Volkswagen dealerships in India have recently slashed its prices for major stock clearance and it is now available for […]

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Volkswagen Polo GTI was launched in India in 2016 at a price of INR 25.99 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It offers a complete package in terms of performance and style. According to the reports from team BHP, the Volkswagen dealerships in India have recently slashed its prices for major stock clearance and it is now available for INR 19.99 Lakh with a whooping discount of Rs. 6 Lakh making it a great offer for the customers.

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Initially only 99 units of Polo GTI were offered by the company. The Volkswagen Polo GTi is the ultimate version of the Polo hatchback in India. Made for the streets with performance at its heart, the Polo GTI has a ton of personality. Sharing the GTI bloodline with the world-famous Golf, the pulsating Polo is a hatch without a match.

The Polo GTI is powered by a 1.8-litre TSI engine that produces 192 PS of power and 250 NM of torque, accelerating from 0-100 kmph in just 7.20 seconds. The GTI has a 4-cylinder engine petrol engine mated with 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox with a dream design that can be easily recognized with signature GTI honeycomb air intakes, red brake callipers and tartan seats.

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The Polo GTI Luxury Package includes sharp LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof and comfort sport seats with Black Alcantara® inserts. The Driver Assistance Package; features satellite navigation, parking sensors and Driver Fatigue detection system. In terms of safety, the hatchback gets features such as 6 airbags, ABS, Hill Hold and ESP (Electronic stability control).

The Octavia TSI still stands in its competition and as the GTI is imported as a CBU in the country, it attracts higher duties and maintenance and, thus, commands a higher price. So, we can say that India is still not ready for the hatchback of its premium quality yet.

Key Specs of VW Polo GTi:

  • Displacement – 1798 cc
  • Maximum Power – 192 PS @ 5400-6200 rpm
  • Maximum Torque – 250 NM @ 1250-5300 rpm
  • Gearbox – Automatic 7-speed DSG
  • Top Speed (KMPH) – 233 KMPH
  • Mileage (Certified) – 16.34 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight – 1273 kg
  • 0-100 KMPH – 7.2 seconds
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 45 litres

Key Features of VW Polo GTi

Safety Features

  • Electronic stability Control, 6 SRS Airbags
  • ABS, ASR, EDL, EDTC, Disc Brakes (Red Callipers)
  • Electronic differential lock XDS, ISOFIX
  • Park distance control, Seat belt reminder
  • Rear window wiper with intermittent control
  • Front fog lamps and cornering light, Rear fog lamp

Infotainment System

  • 2-DIN Music System, 6 speakers, Phonebook sync
  • Mobile phone interface, SMS viewer
  • Aux-In, USB, Bluetooth connectivity

Comfort Features

  • Hill start assist, Cooled glove box
  • 60:40 foldable rear seats, Automatic headlight
  • Exterior mirrors power-adjustable and heated
  • Start/stop system with generative braking
  • Windshield wiper in front with intermittent control
  • Cruise control, Air conditioning system Climatronic
  • Multi-function display/trip computer, Central locking
  • Steering wheel, tilt and telescopic adjustable
  • Two remote control folding keys

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2017 Honda Civic Type R Unveiled @ 2017 Geneva Auto Show https://news.maxabout.com/cars/honda-cars/2017-honda-civic-type-r-unveiled-2017-geneva-auto-show/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/honda-cars/2017-honda-civic-type-r-unveiled-2017-geneva-auto-show/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:56:06 +0000 http://news.maxabout.com/?p=9980 2017 Honda Civic Type R is finally here with a turbocharged engine, manual transmission and everything else that could make it much more agile than ever. It comes with three visible, chrome lined exhaust pipes at the rear center while uses huge rear wing for strict performance. The car has been kept more like the […]

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2017 Honda Civic Type R is finally here with a turbocharged engine, manual transmission and everything else that could make it much more agile than ever. It comes with three visible, chrome lined exhaust pipes at the rear center while uses huge rear wing for strict performance. The car has been kept more like the concept version. All of the lights, whether it be front or rear, are LEDs on the 2017 Civic Type R. The lightweight performer uses 20 inch wheels with 245/30 spec ContiSportContact tyres.

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2017 Honda Civic Type R Unveiled @ 2017 Geneva Auto Show

The car is offered with 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder petrol engine that comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine is good for 306 PS and 400 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful car in its class. Honda even claims that the car is good for 320 PS of maximum power in the European way of testing. Honda Civic Type R comes with a limited slip differential for its front wheel drive format. The front suspension on use is dual axis unit while the rear on offer is the multi-link setup with adaptive dampers.

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The major rival for the car is Ford Focus RS and it would be built in Swindon, England. Honda offers features like Comfort, Sport and +R driving mode, stability control and traction control on the 2017 Civic Type R. It would be built in just a single variant and seven inch touchscreen, navigation, premium sound system and connectivity through Apple Carplay and Android Auto. The interior is even finished in the perfect race spec manner. In the US, the car is expected to get a price tag of around $30,000 (INR 20 lakh approx).

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Launched in India for INR 8.69 lakh https://news.maxabout.com/cars/maruti/maruti-suzuki-baleno-rs-launched-in-india-for-inr-8-69-lakh/ https://news.maxabout.com/cars/maruti/maruti-suzuki-baleno-rs-launched-in-india-for-inr-8-69-lakh/#respond Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:56:31 +0000 http://news.maxabout.com/?p=9780 Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS has been officially launched in India for INR 8,69,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The car comes out as the most powerful hatchback in the company lineup, carrying a turbocharged three-cylinder engine. The 1.0 liter, Boosterjet motor is good for 102 HP and 150 Nm of torque. Internationally, the same engine produces more power […]

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS has been officially launched in India for INR 8,69,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). The car comes out as the most powerful hatchback in the company lineup, carrying a turbocharged three-cylinder engine. The 1.0 liter, Boosterjet motor is good for 102 HP and 150 Nm of torque. Internationally, the same engine produces more power but has been detuned due to Indian conditions and fuel grade availability. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Launched in India for INR 8.69 lakh

Baleno RS is based on the same frame and design as regular variant but carries much sportier character with its Chrome finished front grill, all wheel disc brakes and tweaked bumpers. The smoked headlight on the RS are bi-xenon automatic units while its taillight even feels slightly different from the regular variant. The alloy wheel design stays the same while the shade turns Black on the new car. while the rear view mirrors are electric folding and adjustable.

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Smartplay infotainment system on the Baleno RS comes with Navigation while dual airbags as well as ABS stays standard on the new car. The hot hatch design is further enhanced through the placement of silver front and side splitter on the new RS. The car weighs 950 kg, making it 15 kg heavier over the regular Baleno with CVT. After Abarth Punto, it would be the only car in the affordable performance segment to carry 4 wheel disc brakes.

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Maruti is retailing the Baleno RS at a premium as it is the most equipped hatchback ever built by them for India. The ample space, catchy design and power packed performance makes Baleno RS an effective option over most Indian cars. It won’t find as many buyers as its standard cousins but would be a good option for those who care for the environment and loves to keeps the performance under check everytime.

Complete Specifications of Baleno RS:

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