Archive for January, 2010

The 2010 Delhi Auto Expo Showcase

As the 2010 Delhi Auto Expo, India’s 10th Auto Expo, started Tuesday, Delhi’s Pragati Maidan seems crowded with the latest designs and models by some of the world’s leading manufacturers of cars, trucks, motorcycles and auto parts. The Auto Expo is organized by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Lets take a look at whats wrapped up in the 7-day package which started on Jan 5th, 2010.

VOLKSWAGEN

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The German auto major Volkswagen that made its entry into the compact car segment in March, has now eyed the Indian market by the launch of its small car Polo with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and plans to eventually bring in a diesel as well as more powerful petrol offerings.Touareg and Beetle, Jetta and Passat will also share the room with the Polo in the company launch in December.

The 2010 Delhi Auto Expo is geared to be a captivating showcase for the Indian customers and will be a treat cherished by the millions of Indian auto fans. So while those of you who have already had a glimpse at the first two day of the Auto Expo, do post in your views and reviews, so that rest of us sitting miles away from Delhi, can have a glimpse  of all wonderful cars flashing in their pavilion.

MARUTI SUZUKI:

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India’s largest car manufacturer is entering the show with 5 cars - Suzuki Kizashi sedan, the R III MPV concept, the Eeco MPV, YR9 small car and the Y3 small car concept.

Suzuki Kizashi is a mid-size car from Suzuki. It replaces the GM Daewoo-designed Suzuki Verona. It is the sixth World Strategic Model from the Suzuki stable which is powered by 2.4 liter 4-cylinder with 185 hp and 170 lb/ft of torque.

A new family car ‘Eeco’ has a 1,200cc petrol engine and falls in the under – Rs 4 lakh (sub $10,000) segment. The Eeco will come with a three-row and two-row seating arrangements.

R III concept is based on the extended SX4 platform and will be powered by 1.3-litre Multijet diesel and a 1.4-litre K-Series engine. The secretive YR9,will be a next gen WagonR with better quality interiors and a 1.2-litre petrol engine while YE3, the hushed concept car , is likely to make its foray in place of the M800.

TATA MOTORS:

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India’s third largest auto manufacturer Tata Motors also has a bunch of surprises for the guests. The Tata Indicruz, which is a 7-seater, premium MPV that is based on Tata Motors’ most popular SUV Tata Safari platform is equipped with a latest 2.2-litre diesel engine, navigation system and active safety features like ABS and airbags. Apart from this Tata’s Nano Europa and Nano, the Indigo Manza and Indica Vista, commercial vehicles and displays from partner Fiat will also make their way to the Tata stall.

4-ton sculpture missing from shop is found

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LINDON, Utah (AP) – The mystery of a missing 4-ton sculpture outside a Utah motorcycle shop has been solved.

It disappeared over the weekend and apparently the artwork’s sculptor took it back.

The attorney for Springville sculptor Jeffrey Decker says Decker owns the statue and was legally entitled to remove it.

Lawyer Randall Spencer said in a statement Tuesday that a loan agreement makes it clear that the sculpture was on loan to Timpanogos Harley-Davidson.

The $100,000 sculpture depicts an old-time speed racer. It was erected two years ago at the store in Lindon.

Employees who showed up for work Saturday found that the statue and the granite block it was mounted on were gone.