Saturday, November 10, 2012

Automoible Planet Subscription: “Mahindra Stallio to be relaunched a Pantero” plus 2 more

Automoible Planet Subscription: “Mahindra Stallio to be relaunched a Pantero” plus 2 more


Mahindra Stallio to be relaunched a Pantero

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 10:14 AM PST



Mahindra entered commuter motorcycle segment with Stallio but due to various reasons could not sell in good numbers and Mahindra had to forcefully withdraw the bike from the market. News is that Mahindra will relaunch the Stallio commuter bike with a new name Panthero. Well Mahindra has stuck to naming its products with the letter ending with 'O'.

The Pantero will look similar to the Stallio, but we guess Mahindra have worked on all aspects of the bike to make it sure Pantero is not a half baked product. The original Stallio was powered by a 4 stroke 106.7 cc single cylinder air cooled engine with power output of 7.3 Bhp at 7500 rpm and torque of 0.8 Kgm at 5500 rpm. The engine was mated to a 4 speed gearbox. The Pantero is expected to be launch in January next year.

The Pantero was spied by Autocarindia readers while testing near Pune. Here are the spy pictures.



Tata Motors shows Ace refresh at 1 million milestone celebration

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 09:59 AM PST



Tata Motors claims that it has crossed 1 million sales of Ace pick up truck. The number includes all the Aces sold in India and world over. During the occasion Tata also showed the refresh model of Ace pickup and rumours are that production of Ace refresh has already started at Uttarakhand plant and launch will be very soon.

Tata Motors has showed the Ace refresh at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012. Tatas have improved the Ace pickup after taking customer feedbacks from its 1 million Ace customers. The Ace refresh features a new grill, petal shaped headlights, body coloured bumpers, fabric seats and wider ORVM.

The Ace refresh will be launched in HT, EX and CNG variants. It will be powered by the same 700cc IDI engine which pumps out 16 Hp of power and 38 Nm of torque. Tata is also readying a DICOR variant of the same engine will could be launched with the Ace refresh.


Tata Ace Milestones
Year
Milestones
2005
Tata Ace, India's first mini-truck, launched
Production started in Pune
2006
Launch of Tata Ace HT
Tata Ace in Sri Lanka
Tata Ace received the BBC-Top Gear' Design of the Year 2006 award
2007
Roll out of 100,000th Tata Ace
Tata Ace in Nepal
Launch of Tata Magic, for passenger transportation
2008
Dedicated plant at Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) commenced production.
Launch of Tata Ace CNG
2009
Introduction of the Tata Super Ace and Tata Ace EX
2010
Tata Ace became India's first 1-lakh-per-year brand in goods CVs
Tata Ace family sales crossed 5,00,000 mark
2011
Launch of Tata Magic IRIS, mini-passenger carrier and Tata Ace Zip, a 600 kg micro truck.

Honda Brio Amaze teaser video

Posted: 10 Nov 2012 09:44 AM PST



In our previous post we had mentioned that the Brio sedan will be called Amaze. In fact the Brio sedan will be named as Brio Amaze in Thailand and we guess the same nomenclature will follow in India as well. The Honda Thailand website has posted a teaser video of the Brio Amaze and we thought we will bring it for you. The Brio Amaze will have a new distinctive grill and from the rear (we feel) it looks very similar to the Honda City. What do you say? Have a look at the video

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