Automobile – June 2019
Hero XPulse 200T
The wait for the Hero XPulse 200t has been long. The XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T are two of the most affordable adventure bikes in the country. They also stand out as the first motorcycles made in India to come with Bluetooth connectivity. This off-road model is priced at INR 94,000 for the carburetted model and INR 1.05 lakh for the fuel-injected variant. The twins, XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T, are quite similar to the Xtreme when it comes to engine specs and power. The advanced suspension and up swept exhaust are what make them more suited for the off-road riding experience.
Ducati Scrambler Icon 800
Ducati’s Scrambler series of bikes feature some very urban, retro models that steer away from the usual performance-oriented motorcycles from the company. The 2019 upgrades include the advanced cornering anti-lock breaking system (ABS) from Bosch. The Scrambler Icon 800 is described as a fun, easy-to-ride bike for both experienced riders and beginners. Design-wise, Ducati has refused to stray from the original Scrambler design.
Mercedes GLS 2019
The GLS 2019 is a remarkable offering from the company with incredible driver assistance and safety features. The ultra-luxurious SUV is as spacious as it is comfortable. With reclining second row seats and massaging front seats, the SUV speaks comfort like no other. There is even the splendid option of a vast panorama roof. Upgraded safety features include the radar-based active brake assist and advanced active steering assist.
The brand-new, and bigger, version of the BMW X5 is launching in India. And the wait has been worth it. It comes with an imposing kidney grille and a cool new headlamp cluster which includes laser light technology and the new ‘open’ twin rings with the blue ‘X’ element within. The 4th-gen SUV is now 35mm longer, 32mm wider and 11mm taller than the previous model, and the wheelbase gains an extra 42mm.