Hyundai’s New Elantra to arrive in festive season in India

 

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Hyundai managed to capture the premium segment of the Indian car market by launching Elantra back in 2004. Although at that time, the car was appreciated for it performance, it was highly criticized for its appearance.

Hyundai again re-launched the car in a stunning avatar in 2012. This time the car turned out to be a considerable success.

Compared to its rivals like Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, Elantra turned out to be a more successful car.

Now in 2017 Hyundai feels it is the right time to again launch the car in a new design with new characteristics. Tagged as the ‘The New Elantra’ – the car, to be precise, will be completely new.

The car will continue to have the fluidic lines of its earlier version, sans the excesses. Similar to its predecessor – the front of the car is where the most of the changes has been done – gone are highly slanted bonnet and the big lights. The New Elantra gets a completely re designed front end – the bonnet has become slightly less slanted, making the car look much longer and wider. The lights are less wide; and come integrated with projector and DRL.

Fog lights have been done fantastically, one of the best parts of the front end we think. Also, the 3D pentagon grille with the Hyundai logo prominently displayed on it is something not to be missed.

The horizontal lines on the side are almost gone.  The tail light seems like an extension of the Elite I20 experience but again brilliantly done.  The interiors have also been done tastefully – the speed/tacho console is new, so is the dashboard layout. Ergonomically designed and all the controls fall into the drivers reach easily.

It’s expected to come in the dual tone effect of beige/black to lend brightness and classiness to the cabin.

The only similarity between the new Elantra and its earlier version is the wheelbase which has been left unchanged.

Elantra has always had decent space inside. The car is expected to be available in 1.6 CRDI in both manual and automatic transmission.

As of now, it seems that Hyundai has got a brilliant product in D segment.  Hopefully, if the car is in the Rs 19 to 22 lacs bracket, it should serve well and bring in the numbers which other car manufacturers with Honda Civic/Skoda Octavia have failed.

With new Elantra, you can be rest assured that you will be having all the comfort features with powerful engine and good looks in one car.

Overall the New Elantra looks promising. Hope it rings in huge numbers for Hyundai too.

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How to Customise your Bike

Each one of us wishes to stand out in the crowd and be the head turner. Whether it’s with your clothing preferences, your style or the choices you make in life – you want to create your own identity and make your own style statement.

This is particularly true when it comes to the high-end machines you own – especially the ones on two wheels.  The best part about owning a motorbike is that you get the luxury to customize or modify it the way you want to. Customization or modification will not only improve your bike’s aesthetics, but also its performance.

With millions of people buying more or less the same bike, customization will make sure that nobody will have what you have. Whether it’s a beast like Royal Enfield or mean machines like Bajaj Pulsar,Yamaha FZ or stock-photo-customized-motorcycle-14035456KTM, customization will ensure that your motorbike will be the reason for your pride.

 

Paint Job –  A good paintwork can make or break the bike. It basically is the first thing people notice, so a good paint and painting process makes a lot of difference. Before proceeding with the paintwork, you have to have a clear picture of the final outcome of your customization.

If you want your bike to have lots of chrome shine on it-better to stick with paintwork that has gloss to it like black or red. The good thing about glossy paints are that with one wash, they start looking sparkling new. You could also try out white or silver. For those who want to stand out – you can go for matte finished paints too – you get them in all hues – black/grey/red/yellow. They will give a unique style to your bike.

Seat – The seat of your bike decides how comfortable your ride can be. If the seat is  too soft- short rides will be a breeze but longer ride become torturous. Similarly if its too hard, you might not want to take the bike out as you may feel all the bumps on the road. Bikes come with different seating options  – you could just play it simple and get standard seats or you can get split seats. If you would like – you can also get your seats done in genuine leather with colors to match your bike.

Handle Bars – Now handle bar is also something which has a lot of say in how your bike behaves! Lot of aftermarket companies are offering different styles of bike handles. You can go for the company provided handles or you can go for split handles or chopper style handles (whichever fits your style and comfort).

Tires– You can go for upgraded high performance tires or simple bigger tires which apart from looking good also gives more grip on the road.

Stickers–  Getting fancy stickers on your two wheeler is also a part of customization that can be done. Its fancy and not so expensive too.

In case, you are looking for help with your customization, you can reach us at info@dreamwheels.in or visit dreamwheels.in

Tiago – start of Tata Revolution

Features-PNGTata Tiago has been a very nice and refreshing product in the hatchback segment. It offers contemporary looks and has a very smooth design to it. The front portion is very well laid out – comes with a smiling grill and is complemented well by headlights that are big and laid-out nicely. The side profile of the car is highlighted by a crease that is running across the length of the car – it makes the car look longer than it actually is and also gives it character.

The interior for the Tiago is the better part – the dashboard is easily laid out and with Piano black inserts to the center console to give it a premium look. The top end variant gets – Harmon system which is a 8 speaker unit which delivers fabulous music and feels far better than cars in higher segment. It also comes with the Navigation unit which is quite similar to the ford sync app. One good thing which you will like is the AC vents which are of same color as the car it’s a nice touch to it.

Driving the Tata Tiago(same here) is a breeze – for 3 cylinder Diesel has got the gear ratios spread across the range – benefit to customer being  engine is quite happy running around the town as well as going on highways. Compared to Maruti Celerio with a 2 cylinderdiesel engine or the Hyundai Grand  this one is brilliant to drive. Overall, Tiago has all what it takes for being a top selling car, but, the big question is will it be able to break the old perception of smoke blowing, high maintenance Tata car? Time will tell.