Automobile – April 2019
The MG Hector is all set to be the first connected SUV in India, complete with an embedded SIM card among other high-tech connectivity features. This is MG’s first SUV offering in India. The company has said that Hector will be the most advanced SUV of its time, with its own operating system. This basically turns the vehicle into a veritable smartphone, with features like biometrics, navigation, car health status, and AI assistance.
Skoda’s newest SUV comes as a successor to the Skoda Yeti. Much of the design inspiration for the Karoq comes from the Kodiak, a larger SUV model from the Czech car manufacturer. The interiors too are similar to the other model, especially the dashboard and upholstery. The five-seater SUV will be offered with two petrol and three diesel engines. The infotainment system includes a 9.2-inch touchscreen, along with gesture control. The Karoq does not compromise on safety and is a premium family vehicle, best-suited for off-road driving and long trips.
BAJAJ DOMINAR UG 400
First launched in 2016, the Bajaj Dominar UG 400 is back with a bang with some significant upgrades, both in terms of design and mechanics. The motorcycle now has more sophisticated parts, with a boost in engine power. Design upgrades include the new aluminum cast mirrors and black alloy wheels with a silver finish. The newest version has the same 373.3cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, but now with more power. The six-speed gearbox has not changed, but comes with improved in-gear acceleration.
If you want to make heads turn and eyes pop, the MT-09 would fit you right. Besides its sharp design, Yamaha’s newest motorcycle features a Quick Shift System (QSS) and Assist and Slipper (A&S) clutch, which makes your ride faster and smoother. The engine is an 847cc, 3-cylinder crossplane, supplying a torque of 87.5 Nm @ 8500 rpm. The motorcycle can easily adapt to changing riding situations and roads, with its electronic control technology.