Automobile – March 2019
Range Rover Velar SVR
The newest model from Land Rover is expected to be the fastest Range Rover so far. With flush door handles and an integrated rear spoiler, the design is simple yet luxurious, built to improve vehicle aerodynamics. The kerb weight has also been brought down to 1800kg using SVR weight-saving measures. The infotainment system has two 25.4cm HD touchscreen displays to each sliding armrest. The SUV runs on a massive 5-liter V8 engine, producing a max power of 542bhp and 680Nm of peak torque.
Mercedes Benz V-Class
The Mercedes V-Class is a thoroughly executive multi-purpose vehicle, a redesign of Mercedes’ very own Viano. It tops the list in terms of cutting edge technology, infotainment system and design. The seven seater vehicle is made for a luxurious and comfortable ride, and hence, is the perfect vehicle for long road trips. Even the arrangement of the seats can be changed or adjusted easily. Powered by a 2.1-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine, the vehicle is capable of 163PS of maximum power and 380Nm of peak torque. The driving experience on the V-class is as smooth as can be, with a floating 7-inch display and all necessary controls at hand.
Yamaha FZ V3
What stands out in the soon-to-be-launched Yamaha FZ V3 is its newly done fuel tank, with tank extensions below making it appear slightly bigger. The latest single-piece seat is built for a more comfortable riding position as opposed to the two-piece seats in earlier models. Design-wise, there is a lot of inspiration drawn from earlier models, like the FZ V2 and the FZ25, with a few additions like the new tire hugger and exhaust cover. The bike is powered by a 149cc single cylinder, fuel-injected motor, not unlike the existing model.
Bajaj Pulsar 180
The upgraded version of Bajaj’s performance-oriented machine does not compromise on fuel efficiency, adhering strictly to BS-IV emission norms. The bike has been updated with auto-headlight on (AHO) and a rear disc brake. Based on customer feedback, the seats have been given a new texture, with a faux carbon finish around the console. The front fender and tailpiece have also been given new graphics. The engine is a 178.6cc air- and oil-cooled single-cylinder motor, delivering 17PS and 14.22Nm, and is accompanied by a 5-speed gearbox.