Datsun Go, Go+ CVT launched in India
- Datsun Go, Go+ CVT launched in India
- The Datsun Go hatchback and Go+ compact MPV have been launched in automatic gearbox avatars. The former starts at Rs 5.94 lakh while the latter’s starting price is set at Rs 6.58 lakh (ex-showroom).
- The automatic gearbox here is a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), which is quite a feat since most rivals in this segment use an AMT gearbox to save costs.
- Also interesting is the fact that the Datsun Go and Go+ CVT versions produce more power when compared to their manual gearbox equipped versions – 76 bhp vs 67 bhp. The torque output, however, remains unchanged at 104 Nm.
- Equipment-wise, both cars are offered in T and T(O) trims, where the latter offers a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, LED DRLs, rear wiper, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS, EBD, 14-inch alloys, etc.
- The Nokia 6.2 has been launched in India and its price has been set at Rs 15,999. It is available to buy via Amazon India as well as Nokia India’s official website.
- The 3 rear cameras at the back of the 6.2 include a 16MP f/1.8 primary snapper, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. The selfie camera includes an 8MP sensor.
- Powering the Nokia 6.2 is a rather outdated Snapdragon 636 SoC which comes paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The battery capacity here is 3,500mAh and there is no fast charger inside the retail box.
- The display on this phone is a 6.3-inch notched LCD panel with FHD+ resolution as well as support for HDR10. the phone has a capacitive rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well.
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- The new Skoda Octavia Onyx is priced at Rs 19.99 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 21.99 lakh for the diesel version (ex-showroom).
- Standout features of the Octavia Onyx include a black grille with a chrome frame, black wing mirrors & door foils, gloss black rear spoiler, and new 16-inch ‘Premia’ alloys – again finished in black.
- The black theme continues on the inside as well. Here, the car features a black dashboard (with chrome inserts) as well as black leather upholstery. The flat-bottom steering wheel is also wrapped in black perforated leather.
- On the equipment front, the Skoda Octavia Onyx gets paddle shifters, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, memory function for the driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, 8-inch infotainment system with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, etc.
- The Octavia is only available with an automatic transmission. The 1.8-litre TSI petrol gets a 7-speed DCT, while the 2.0-litre TDI diesel comes with a 6-speed DCT.
- As expected, the OnePlus 7T Pro has gone official along with its McLaren Edition variant. The former is priced at Rs 53,999 while the latter will set you back by Rs 58,999.
- When compared to its predecessor, the changes on the 7T Pro aren’t as major as those on the standard 7T. Most notably, there’s a new Snapdragon 855+ SoC and faster Warp Charge 30T fast charging.
- Also, while the camera setup remains mostly unchanged, the rear main sensor now gains the macro photography capability.
- Moving on, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition gets a bespoke colour scheme which consists of a symmetrical wood grain appearance along with papaya yellow borders. Inside the box, it comes with a soft Alcantara case, while on the software front, it features special McLaren wallpapers and icons.
- Both 7T Pro variants run on Android 10 out of the box. Notably, the base 7T Pro will be sold sold in 8GB/ 256GB variant, while the McLaren Edition will only be available in 12GB/ 256GB variant.
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Oppo Reno Ace
- The new Reno Ace brings all flagship-grade specifications to Oppo’s camera-focused Reno series.
- First up, Reno Ace debuts 65W fast charging tech which can top up its 4,000mAh battery in just 30 minutes! The charger brick also supports USB PD as well as Qualcomm Quick Charge standards.
- The, this phone has a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a smooth 90 Hz refresh rate. Weirdly enough, the Ace opts for a traditional waterdrop notch instead of a shark fin pop-up camera layout.
- In terms of optics, the phone, at the back, packs a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera, a 13MP telephoto camera with 5x hybrid zoom, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and finally, a 2MP monochrome sensor. Selfies are handled by a 16MP front-facing sensor.
- Finally, the phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC which comes mated with 8GB/ 12GB of RAM and 128GB/ 256GB of internal storage.
- The new Oppo K5 is a mid-range phone, which likely is a twin of the upcoming Realme X2.
- The K5 packs a quad rear cameras where the main sensor is a 64MP sensor with an f/1.8 lens. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a dedicated macro camera, and a depth sensing unit.
- The display here is a 6.4-inch notched AMOLED unit with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The notch holds the phone’s 32MP selfie shooter.
- Powering the Oppo K5 is a Snapdragon 730G chipset with 6GB/ 8GB of RAM and upto 256GB of internal storage.
- The phone also has a 4,000mAh battery with pretty fast 30W VOOC 3.0 charging tech coming in as standard.
- The 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 650 facelift has been revealed with some major design changes, the most prominent of which includes an all-new fairing which brings it in line with the Ninja 400 and ZX-6R.
- Alongside the new fairing, the bike also features a redesigned windshield which is claimed to provide better wind protection.
- A significant new addition on the 2020 Ninja 650 is its 4.3-inch colour TFT display instead of the traditional instrument cluster. In addition to displaying regular information like speed, RPM, gear position, average fuel consumption, etc., it also includes smartphone connectivity via the “Rideology’ app, which allows users to monitor & view vehicle information, riding logs,
- The 649 cc parallel-twin engine on the bike remains unchanged. So, it continues to generate 67 bhp of power at 8,000 rpm and 66 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. When launched in India, this motor will likely be BSVI-compliant as well.
- Other hardware on the Ninja 650, which includes 41 mm telescopic front forks, preload-adjustable rear monoshock, dual-piston callipers with 300 mm petal disc brakes up front and single-piston 220 mm rear disc brake have been carried over from the pre-facelift model.
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- A new report by ET suggests that UM Motorcycles, which operates in India via the UM Lohia Two Wheelers JV, has completely stopped its operations.
- The reason behind the same is an alleged dispute between UM and Lohia Auto. The source report suggests that the JV is unlikely to be revived since anytime soon since neither parties are making efforts to reach a settlement.
- Ayush Lohia, the CEO of Lohia Auto, has also confirmed that the JV’s revival chances are slim. He also added that UM is undergoing a big financial crisis in its home country.
- The JV’s plant in Kashipur, Uttarakhand has also stopped production and most of the employees are said to be laid off. Most of UM’s dealers have also shut down while those still in operation are not accepting any bookings.
- Classic Legends has launched a special edition of the Jawa called the 90th Anniversary Edition. The bike has been priced at Rs 1.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
- The company will produce only 90 units of this special edition model. It stands out from the standard Jawa in terms of its bespoke red-ivory dual-tone colour scheme.
- The inspiration behind the Jawa 90th Anniversary Edition is the Jawa 500 OHV from 1929 which also came wrapped in a similar colour scheme.
- Mechanically, nothing has changed on the bike. It continues to be powered by a 293 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is capable of generating 27 bhp of max power and 28 Nm of peak torque.
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- Expanding its One series of smartphones, Motorola has launched the One Macro in India at a price of Rs 9,999 for the sole 4GB/ 64GB storage variant. It will go on sale via Flipkart from October 12.
- The One Macro, as the name suggests, boasts a dedicated 2MP macro camera at the rear which can focus from as close as 2 cm!
- There are also two more cameras at the rear – a 13MP f/2.0 primary shooter and 2MP depth sensor. The primary camera uses a laser autofocus system as well. Selfies on this phone are handled by an 8MP f/2.2 module.
- The Motorola One Macro is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. It has a 6.2-inch notched LCD display of HD+ resolution and a 4,000mAh battery as well.
- The new Xiaomi Redmi 8 budget smartphone has been launched in India at Rs 7,999-8,999 depending on the variant chosen. The first sale of this phone will take place on October 12 via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home Stores.
- The phone has a notched 6.22-inch HD+ IPS LCD display. Backing it up is a large 5,000mAh with 18W fast charging support, though the box only includes a 10W adapter.
- For optics, the Redmi 8 uses a new dual-camera setup which includes a 12MP f/1.8 primary module with Sony IMX363 sensor. Accompanying it is a 2MP depth sensing unit.
- There’s a downgrade here in terms of processing power. The Redmi 8 uses a Snapdragon 439 chipset as opposed to the Redmi 7’s Snapdragon 632. Storage variants here include 3GB/ 32GB and 4GB/ 64GB.
- Other standard features on this phone include wireless FM radio, P2i splash protection, 3.5 mm headphone jack and IR blaster.
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