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Auto Launches Of The Month – Dec 2018

  • Mercedes Benz C200 Progressive

Mercedes has launched the petrol variant of C200 Progressive which is powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.5-litre engine along with a 48V mild-hybrid system. The turbocharged engine churns out a maximum power of 180bhp at 5,800 to 6,100rpm and a peak torque of 280Nm at 3,000 to 4,000rpm. There will be an additional power boost of 14bhp and 160Nm of torque during acceleration because of its EQ boost function offered by the 48V mild-hybrid engine. Also, the engine is mated to the wheels with a 9-speed automatic gearbox which the Mercedes calls it the 9G-Tronic gearbox. The C200 is no different than the C220d as far as the exterior and interior looks are concerned. The C200 Progressive variant will be competing against the likes of BMW’s 3 series and the Audi A4. The Mercedes in India is offering only one petrol variant in the C-class segment which is the Progressive one and is priced at ₹43.46 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Mercedes Benz C200 Progressive

  • Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-1300R

The Japanese falcon is back again in India with its 2019 edition, and it’s going to be powered by the 1,340cc inline-four cylinder engine that produces 195bhp of power at 9,500rpm and a peak torque of 155Nm at 7,200rpm. The 1.3L engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox and comes with three riding modes. Japan has stopped the Falcon’s production for the European market as well as their own market due to strict emission standards. The Hayabusa remains unchanged from the previous edition but comes with new colour schemes, the Metallic Oort Gray with red graphics and Glass Sparkle Black with grey graphics; and will retail for ‎₹13.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) which will be ₹17,000 more expensive than its previous model. It will be competing against the much pricier Kawasaki Ninja ZX 14R which is priced for ₹19.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX-1300R

  • Bajaj Platina 110 CBS

Just before the year ends, Bajaj has launched its entry-level commuter motorcycle, the Platina 110 CBS. It has got a single cylinder, 115cc air-cooled engine that generates 8.6bhp of power and 9.8Nm of torque which is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. Bajaj has introduced tubeless tyres as a standard fitment, dual spring-on-spring and Nitrox shock absorbers, and standard anti-skid brakes which offers 130mm drum unit up front and a 110mm drum at the back. It also comes with updated graphics than the previous edition along with that it has a daytime running lamp above its headlamps. The Platina motorcycles are known for its mileage and comfortable rides as the motorcycle have always been lighter, the kerb weight for this variant is 117kgs. After launching this slightly powerful engine bike, it will be competing against the likes of Honda’s CD, Hero Passion Pro, and TVS Radeon in the 110cc engine segment. The Platina will be offered in three colour variants, bony black with grey decals, Ebony black with blue decals and Cocktail wine red and is retailed for ₹49,197 (ex-showroom, Delhi). 

Platina will be offered in three colour variants, bony black with grey decals, Ebony black with blue decals and Cocktail wine red and is retailed for ₹49,197 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Bajaj Platina 110 CBS

  • Yamaha Saluto

Yamaha Motors India has launched two variants of the Yamaha Saluto as the government has made it mandatory for motorcycles above 125cc to have ABS as standard. Yamaha Saluto RX 110 UBS offers single cylinder 110cc air-cooled engine which churns out 7bhp and 8.5Nm of peak torque. The Saluto RX 125 UBS has a 125cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which churns out 8bhp and 10.1Nm of peak torque. The 2019 Yamaha Saluto RX 110 is offered in four colour options, Matte Green, Ritzy Red, Snappy Cyan, and the Darknight. The Saluto 125 is also offered in four colours, Armada Blue, Sparky Cyan, Brave Black and Matt Green. The Saluto RX 110 is priced at ₹52,000 and the 2019 Yamaha Saluto 125 which is priced at ₹59,800 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Both the bikes come with Unified Braking System which is similar to the Combined Braking System and the Saluto 125 even has a disc-brake version.

Yamaha Saluto

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