Automobile – Aug 2018
Mercedes Benz E-Class All-Terrain
Debuting at the Auto Expo 2018, the E-Class All-Terrain is a snazzy off-roader, to say the least. With a maximum ground clearance of 156mm, this vehicle is ready to chew up some serious gravel. The two-fin front grille, with the customary brand logo, tucked in, gives the vehicle its touch of class, while the swag factor comes in with the rugged-look black cladding. The car will feature an all-wheel-drive variant only with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep Wrangler 2018
The brand new model of the Jeep Wrangler comes to the country awaiting it with bated breath. The vehicle made its debut in the LA Motor Show last November and is already selling like hot cakes in the US. The India-bound version comes with 2.2l diesel and a 2l turbocharged petrol engine versions. And it comes with more power-packed off-road capabilities; almost 90kg has been knocked off this model making it more fuel-efficient as well as off-road-friendly. Nothing has been left off in the comfort factor either, with the choice of heated front seats and steering wheel, among other features.
Hero Karizma ZMR
First launched in 2003, the Karizma ZMR has pulled off the market in 2014, thanks to not receiving the BS-IV update. The relaunch happened without much fanfare and the 2018 model does not have any cosmetic changes. The bike is now BS-IV compliant and comes with a 5-speed gearbox. However, the bike still does not offer ABS. At a starting price of INR 1.08 lakh, the bike is expected to give stiff competition to Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and Suzuki Gixxer SF.
Ducati Scrambler 1100
This year, the Ducati Scrambler is coming back bigger and better. The Scrambler 1100 comes with a 1079cc L-twin engine that generates 86bhp and 88Nm. A step ahead of its predecessor, the Scrambler 1100 comes rigged out with a 5-level traction control system and 3 riding modes. With Brembo radial monobloc calipers and a top-spec braking system, 1100 is truly a stunner. What’s more, the sportbike also comes with a 6-speed gearbox that has a slipper clutch.