Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nissan Micra face-lift details emerge

Nissan has refreshed its Micra hatchback in Thailand with a face-lift that incorporates exterior and interior styling changes along with new equipment

The Nissan Micra known as the Nissan March in Thailand has been given a face-lift to freshen up the hatchback’s appeal.

As can be seen, the most prominent change that the face-lift has brought to the exterior is the new front grille that gets a honeycomb design and features the new Nissan family V shape chrome centre design theme. Other exterior changes include new front and rear bumpers, new headlamps that get black inserts and chrome lining, new fog lamp housings, 15-inch alloy wheels, new LED taillights and rear spoiler.

Interior changes are limited to audio control switches on the steering wheel, a new stereo and the centre console has been revised to incorporate dark plastics and new air vents. The face-lifted Micra also gets optional front curtain airbags.

In India, the Nissan Micra is offered with two engine options that include a three cylinder 1.2 litre petrol engine that develops 76PS of power and 104Nm of torque. The other engine is a four cylinder 1.5 litre diesel unit that develops 64PS of power and 160Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The face-lifted Micra in Thailand is powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that has been tweaked to develop 80PS of power. The refreshed Micra also has an automatic gearbox in Thailand. With the introduction of the Nissan Sunny automatic in India and the growing number of automatic hatchbacks in the country, the automatic version of the face-lifted Micra could make it to India too.

It is not known when the face-lifted Nissan Micra will be launched in India but rest assured, the launch is certain as the Micra has not received any major updates since its launch in the country.

As of now the Nissan Micra is on sale with three petrol and two diesel variants on offer in India with prices ranging between Rs 4.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base petrol and Rs 6.53 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the top of the line diesel variant.

 

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As aforementioned, new LED rear combination lamps help enhance attractiveness and visibility.

As aforementioned, new LED rear combination lamps help enhance attractiveness and visibility.

The rear seats can be folded 60:40 to boost up storage capacity to 251 litres

The rear seats can be folded 60:40 to boost up storage capacity to 251 litres

The interior too gets minor changes featuring a restyled centre console with new air vents. Steering mounted controls and new graphics and alerts on the multi information display are some of the other changes.

The interior too gets minor changes featuring a restyled centre console with new air vents. Steering mounted controls and new graphics and alerts on the multi information display are some of the other changes.

What you see here are the official photos of the face-lifted Nissan Micra, known as the March in Thailand. New features include two-tone black and chrome design headlamps, restyled grille with V-shaped chrome insert, and redesigned front bumper and fog lamp housing.

What you see here are the official photos of the face-lifted Nissan Micra, known as the March in Thailand. New features include two-tone black and chrome design headlamps, restyled grille with V-shaped chrome insert, and redesigned front bumper and fog lamp housing.

Rear seat of the face-lifted Nissan Micra

Rear seat of the face-lifted Nissan Micra

Changes to the rear are few and include a restyled bumper and LED taillights

Changes to the rear are few and include a restyled bumper and LED taillights

 

Hyundai Motor India Opens New Integrated Website

– Integrated website aims to provide full information in user friendly & convenient format-
New Delhi, March 12, 2013: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today announced the launch of its newly redesigned corporate website (www.hyundai.co.in) with an aim to enhance the relationship, experience and reach with the customers.

The enhanced website leverages the innovative features and functionality and adapts to different applications offering visitors an optimal browsing experience. Visitors can easily navigate through the main page to find the detailed information about the company. A main navigation window on the home page provides users a quick snapshot of the product categories and with the click of a single link, the improved selection process takes over.

On the launch of the new website Mr. Nalin Kapoor Senior General Manager and Group Head, Marketing, HMIL said, “The new website offers several notable enhancements and wide selection of services over the previous site. Our objective is to make the new website more engaging and user-friendly. We have developed a set of new tools and features to help customers make informed decisions about our products and offerings. Through Modern Premium brand imagery we aim to provide new innovations, experiences and values beyond customer’s expectations.”

The new website has been categorized into three main sections namely Showroom, Shopping and Service for providing one-stop shop information and improvised services to the customers. The website will allow an interactive approach and integration of content with social media plug-in like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

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The new website will offer seamless personalised user engagement tools like Build your own, Payment estimator, Compare cars etc. This new initiative from HMIL will streamline and enhance the pre and post online sales and service experience for the customers.

Hyundai introduces Special Edition ‘iTech’ i10

New Delhi, March 4, 2013: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s largest passenger car exporter and second largest car manufacturer today introduced the Special Edition – ‘i Tech’ i10 celebrating over 12 Lakh i10 customers worldwide. The i10 has been one of the successful flagship model from Hyundai’s portfolio since its launch in 2007.
The Special Edition i10 has host of first-in-the-segment innovative and high-tech features like Rear-View parking Camera and Electro-Chromic function on cabin rear view mirror and Steering-mounted Bluetooth device. On the exterior, the styling is complemented by sporty ‘i Tech’ body graphics. Inside the cabin, it has sporty interiors with dual tone red and beige upholstery seats with red dashboard and door armrest inserts. The special Edition i10 will be available in 1.1 ltr Era and 1.2 ltr Magna variants.
Commenting on the special edition ‘i Tech’ i10 Mr Rakesh Srivastava, Vice President, sales and marketing, HMILsaid, “We are delighted to introduce the Special Edition ‘i Tech’ i10 to our valued customers. The Special Edition i10 has set of innovative and high-tech features along with the stylish enhancements. It is our continuous effort to gauge changing customer preferences and keep introducing new features in our products to give our customers enhanced value offering.”
The special edition i10 is available at all Hyundai showrooms across India. The Ex-showroom price in New Delhi as follows:
Price: (Ex showroom, New Delhi)

Model Variant Price
i10 1.1 Era 424,163
i10 1.2 Magna 457,265

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Hyundai Motor India launches the first edition of Cross Country Drive – ‘i-Drive India’

Flags off the drive with Special Edition i Tech i10 from New Delhi

Flags off the drive with Special Edition i Tech i10 from New Delhi

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New Delhi, March 5th 2013: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today flagged off the first edition of its cross country drive ‘i-Drive India’ with the new special edition iTech i10. The flag off ceremony was held at Hyundai Motor Plaza, New Delhi.
The cross country drive with i Tech i10 will cover a distance of more than 9,000 kms over a period of 25 days through numerous destinations along the ‘Golden Quadrilateral’ route and will culminate in New Delhi on March 29, 2013. The Hyundai i10 has been one of the most successful flagship model from Hyundai’s portfolio since its launch in 2007 and offers great styling, comfort, mileage, performance and reliability. Hyundai i10 has commanded unprecedented leadership, celebrating over 12 Lakh customers worldwide.

Mr. Nalin Kapoor, Senior General Manager and Group Head of Marketing, HMIL, commented at the ‘i-Drive India’flag off ceremony, “We are delighted to launch the first edition of Hyundai’s cross country drive i-Drive India with the special edition of our most successful car i-10. We are certain that the new special edition with its innovative and advanced features will be appreciated by all the participants of this drive. Through Modern Premium brand direction, we provide new value and Hyundai experience to our customers”

‘i-Drive India’s’ route has been planned to explore the key iconic locations, myriad landscape and culture and diversity of India before reaching the final destination. During the drive the participants will traverse through diverse terrains high altitude mountainous terrains, beaches, flat highways, congested city roads and the interiors of India to showcase the durability, performance, reliability and fuel efficiency of i-Tech i10.

‘i-Drive’ Route: Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Silvassa-Mumbai-Goa-Hubli-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Kochi-Salem-Chennai-Vijayawada-Vishakhapatnam-Bhubaneshwar-Kolkata-Gaya-Varanasi-Agra-Delhi-Jammu-Delhi