Audi Q3 launched at a drooling price!

For those who drooled over the hulky Q7, if was only enviable, then this baby Quattro could be yours!

Audi has launched Q3, a compact SUV for Indian market at a mouth watering price of just above Rs 26lacs for the base end, while the top variant is available at Rs 31.49lacs.

This fantastic SUV is the powered by a superb 2.0-litre TDI four-cylinder diesel engine that churns a whopping 177PS @ 4200rpm and a gut wrenching torque of 380Nm in a range of 1750 and 2500rpm. This baby SUV comes with a Quattro permanent All-Wheel Drive which is mated to the engine by a hydraulic multi plate clutch and a 7 Speed S-tronic gearbox. This combination makes a 0 to 100km/h in just 8.2 seconds and top speed of 212kmph with enhanced stability and better cornering, all thanks to the quattro system!
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Fuel Efficiency - How to Improve it!

With the ever increasing fuel prices, Overdrive has put up with a very neat explanation of how we can improve the efficiency of our ride!

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Kubica recovering from Corrective Elbow Surgery

Post surgery last month, Robert Kubica is recovering of his right elbow. This one was a corrective surgery and is aimed at allowing the former Grand Prix winner to use his left hand to freely move the steering wheel. He has been in rehabilitation since the high speed crash during the Ronde di Andora rally in February 2011, where he was lucky enough to survive, though with a wide range of serious injuries.

His unfortunate crash's, after-math video.

A video reconstruction of the crash!

It was Dr. Ruggero Testoni, Head of Hand Surgery at the Pederzoli Hospital near Verona, who was in charge of carrying out the operation on the 27-year-old. He said "Thanks to this, the driver will be able to completely turn steering wheels,". "Earlier, he couldn't turn his hand when he was holding a steering wheel. He had to release it while turning left."

During five years of F1 with the then named BMW Sauber and Lotus Renault teams, Kubica had notched up one pole position, one victory and 11 podium finishes. It is still unclear as to whether the Kraków-born driver will be able to make a racing return, post recovery.

The injuries are a night mare for any sports person, aren't they.
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All-new-fluidic Hyundai Elantra coming soon!

Hyundai is preparing to launch the all new Fluidic Elantra expecting the similar lines of success of fluidic series of Verna & Sonata.

The new car is expected to take on the rivals in its segment like Skoda Laura, VW Jetta, Renault Fluence and Chevy's Cruze.

It is expected to be powered with 1.8 Petrol and 1.8 Diesel engines.

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Mahindra now all set re-bookings of the XUV5OO for India, from coming 8th June!

Mahindra is all prepared to open all-India bookings for the XUV500 by Friday, 8th June 2012. For the first commercial sales, the XUV500 was available only in 19 cities across India and now, is set for all India availability. From the initial sales and many fans generated from the recent two wins in the gruelling raid type of Rally events, the bookings of the XUV500 is anticipated for a blistering sales pitch.

The demand for this special and unique vehicle has left with atleast nine months of production capacity have been sold out. Phew! Now that looks like it is going to set some kind of new record. With such record creating sales demand has left with the Mahindra to increase the production capacity of the XUV5OO with nothing less than 4,000 units per month.

And the demand that looks like a never-ending for the XUV5OO could just cross two folds post 8th June booking openings.

The all excited, Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra says "It has been an incredible journey so far for the XUV500 and we are pleased to take the product national. We have been inundated with requests for re-opening of bookings not just from existing cities but also from cities where the XUV5OO was not available."

He didn't forget to add that the company has already ramped-up its production capacity with quite a unprecedented scale and they are confident that they will be able to tackle the ever-growing all-India demand for the new XUV5OO. The XUV5OO has also received more bookings than some of the under Rs. 10 lakh sedans, which better explains its VFM approach. During the second phase of bookings (XUV5OO lucky draw), Mahindra & Mahindra crossed more than 25,000 applications in the initial 10 days of bookings that took place, between 25th Jan and 3rd Feb 2012. From of the first 25,000 applications, about 7,200 were picked through lucky draw of which, the results were announced on February 15th and deliveries followed it.

The all athletic and brash front grille looks of the XUV5OO is definitely a head turner when on roads, well I never forget to give it atleast a second look when ogling is not possible. The heart of the XUV5OO, 2.2-litre VGT Turbo-charged Intercooled Common Rail Diesel engine that churns 140 bhp (max), with 330 Nm (max) of gut wrenching torque  mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox defines a must have authority. The XUV5OO is ARAI-certified with an average of 15.1 kmpl.

If the above showcased that really makes an enthusiast drool, here is the list of must-have's of the uber-luxury and safety demanding individual's features such as six airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), cruise control, hill-hold control and hill-descent control, GPS navigation with touch screen infotainment system all integrated to CD player with USB, Bluetooth Connectivity for handsfree driving while on the phone call, with Steering Audio Controls and a even the voice command for stereo. It even features static bending lights (which aids in negotiating fast and tight corners), tyretronics to inform you of a misfortune of a puncture, chiller box for chilled beer... err cool-drinks, the rain-sensing wipers, light-sensing automatic headlamps and follow-me home headlamps and finally, to the european standards of LED Daylight Running Lamp (a first for an Indian make), .

All this package is now delivered for the XUV5OO which is offered in three variants, W6, W8 and W8 AWD (4×4) for a mouth-watering pricing and aggressively priced, in the range of Rs. 11.58 lakh – Rs. 14.11 lakh.

Now tell me who doesn't want to own this, whic is capable of this!

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Tata Nano CNG to Arrive in 2012-13

Tata Motors has announced the arrival of CNG version of Nano straight from the production, unlike the options of aftermarket fitments.

Advantages and salient features of the showroom available Nano CNG [Bi-fuel],
  • Bifuel sequential injection of CNG (similar to MPFI), which helps in better economy & emissions with little or no loss of power like in aftermarket kits
  • Senses even the slightest leakage of CNG and cuts off, hence much safer.
  • Seamless switching between Petrol and CNG, which is essential for city driving conditions.
  • It has 15 liter petrol tank and 35 liter CNG tank, so there is no downtime in-case CNG or petrol is not available during driving. Well, it is one of the most fuel-efficient compacts for urban population!
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