Automobiles – June 2018
Mahindra Thar DI 4X4
This old beauty is the all-time favorite choice of the ones who love a trip up the hills or off the road. With its retro looks, brilliant off-road performance and newly upgraded mechanical rear locking differential, this old school SUV has once again captured hearts. Thar is currently offered in five variants, one powered by the CRDi engine and the rest by the DI engine.
Volkswagen Ameo Highline
Volkswagen hit all the right chords with its India-specific product, the swanky Ameo. The German car manufacturer invested big bucks into making its first sub-4 meter sedan based on its Polo platform. Although it looks a lot like the Polo, Ameo has been given a more muscular look through some cosmetic tweaks on the front bumper. The car’s drivability and impressive suspension offer a pretty comfortable ride.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
TVS Apache has been a trusted name among Indian riders for the past decade or so, and the new RTR 160 4V is here with promises of a better, smarter performance. Similar to its predecessor, the RTR 200, the RTR 160 4V comes with a 159.7cc single-cylinder liquid cooled unit, with the engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
Reason to Buy
• Powerful engine • Visual appeal
• Value for money • Low maintenance
Price: Starts at INR 76,778
Fuel Type: Petrol
Drive Type: Single Cylinder 4-Stroke, OHC, SI Engine
Kerb Weight: 147kg
Aprilia SR 150
If you are tired of the regular looking scooters and are on the lookout for a refreshing, powerful two-wheel ride, the Aprilia SR 150 is all yours. Its chic and edgy appearance is made complete with a muscular front end and sharp character lines. Aprilia’s engine is similar to the Vespa, packing a powerful 154.8cc and 11.5Nm of peak torque.
Reason to buy :
• Bold design • Efficient braking
• Reliability • Commendable engine displacement
Price: INR 69,802
Fuel Type: Petrol
Engine Type: SOHC Air-Cooled 4-Stroke Engine
Kerb Weight: 122kg