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Why I was impressed with the Mahindra Scorpio-N petrol AT

BHPian kosfactor recently shared this with other enthusiasts. As with the Thar and the XUV 7OO - M&M has taken things to the next level with the Scorpio-N. Driving impressions The Scorpio-N feels like a more hunkered down 140PS Scorpio. I felt right at home. I could very easily slot into drive and just go as if it's my own vehicle. Tight parking spots did not bother me one bit and I'm not a parking sensor or camera user, but it's easy to park. The direct steering, engine response , the way the v

7 Aug 2022 5:17 pm
My experience renewing the registration of my 1960 HM Ambassador Mk1

BHPian arun1100 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.Fitness Test - Update!The Ambassador was all set for the Fitness Test and on 20th July, Bhpian Funkykar (Karthik Makam) and me had been to the Bangalore's KA-03 RTO. Quite fit Ambassador! In-house fitness inspector! Karthik driving the Ambassador! Video The Fitness test process of paying the fees, documents verification and inspection was quite smooth as expected. Karthik and me were now relaxed and drove to the nearby coffee shop. Sequ

7 Aug 2022 5:16 pm
Dzire owner gets a Nexon: Buying & ownership experience & upgrades

BHPian Valhalla recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Hello, fellow BHPians, I purchased a Tata Nexon XMS Red color in May 2022. It has clocked around 3000 KM.LikesHandling and driving dynamics.Torquey yet fuel-efficient engine.ESP Package and 5-star safety ratingComfortable suspension and rigid body (no undulations on the highways are felt by the occupants).DislikesNVH Levels at high speeds (had double damping done, but still engine is noisy over 130 KMPH+ in Sports mode).Dealership and

7 Aug 2022 5:10 pm
Mahindra Scorpio N pros & cons after test driving 4x2 petrol AT variant

BHPian MetalClank recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Took a TD of the Scorpio N 4x2 Petrol Automatic for the first time. It was a Deep Forest color.ProsAs said by everyone, the steering is butter smooth and driving is child's play.Suspension feels like floating in the clouds, hats off.The centre hand rest is a life safer, especially for the automatic version.No engine sound.AC was good at both front and back but it was a cloudy day. SA said that there are two compressors. He said that

7 Aug 2022 3:20 pm
Accessories for my Seltos: Seat covers, 7D floor mats & steering cover

BHPian ashis89 recently shared this with other enthusiasts. As the car approaches the 3-year mark, some changes were in order. So I got new seat covers and while at it, I got a new set of floor mats as well (the current ones were difficult to clean). Got a leather steering cover too. The gray color was chosen to compliment the gray elements on the dashboard and yes, the gray Coyote. I posted the details here A look at those stripped-down interiors made me rethink my decision for seat covers so I

7 Aug 2022 1:16 pm
Scoop! A 13-seater version of the Force Gurkha 4x4?

Force Motors is said to be working on a 5-door version of the Force Gurkha. It will be sold alongside the 3-door model that is currently available. Now, a third version has been spotted in Pune. The extended body on this long-wheel base version of the Gurkha looks similar to the Trax Cruiser. Note that it is longer than the5-door Gurkha test mulesspotted earlier. The front fascia is identical to the 3-door Gurkha and is equipped with a snorkel, windscreen bar, roof rails and rear ladder. Inside,

7 Aug 2022 12:38 pm
My preowned 2006 Maruti Swift VXi: Buying experience & ownership review

BHPian Ashtoncastelino recently shared this with other enthusiasts. T'was the year 2020 the pandemic, my 2nd Semester examinations (Bachelors of Computer Applications) had just started and abrubtly stopped due to the virus was at my native when the lockdown started. Government had announced that there are specific timings to get essentials and all of us initially found it difficult to adjust to the restrictions. Me and my uncle were the ones to go and get the essentials for the family members. I

7 Aug 2022 12:08 pm
Tata Harrier facelift spied with new features

A test mule of the updated Tata Harrier has been spotted. The SUV is expected to get a larger touchscreen infotainment system and a 360-degree camera. The test car in these spy images looks identical to the current Harrier. However, upon close inspection you would notice that the ORVM has an integrated 360-degree camera. A peek inside the cabin reveals a heavily camouflaged dashboard, which suggests that the car could be equipped with an updated infotainment system. The Harrier facelift is expec

7 Aug 2022 11:01 am
Confusing ADAS feature names: Proposal to unify terms across all brands

BHPian sarathlal recently shared this with other enthusiasts. AAA along with Consumer Reports, J.D. Power, National Safety Council, PAVE, and SAE International released a set of expanded and updated recommendations for universal terms for advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) features. This is an attempt to standardise and unify ADAS technology-related term usages primarily because most new vehicles are equipped with numerous advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The names used to descri

7 Aug 2022 8:03 am
Paddle shifters: When & how to use them

BHPian asmr recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Hey TBHPians! I have driven only MT cars all my life until about 9 months back when I got my Taigun Topline AT, which comes with paddle shifters. I have not seen a need arise to use them except when driving in the ghat sections and that too only because I wanted to try out how the experience differed from driving an MT. Overall, my Taigun's AT has proven itself to be capable of handling the standard variety of roads in TN and KA without mu

6 Aug 2022 5:11 pm
1,47,000 km old Suzuki Fiero: Overhaul engine or sell bike?

BHPian ashish recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Hello Guys, This is Ashish from Lucknow. Not very active in commenting/replying in forums. But, do have a regular watch on all the topics going on here. I owned a Fiero from 2001. done almost 1.47L km so far without any major repairing work till date. But, now it needs engine overhaul and likewise. Problem is as the bike is too old, am unable to find mechanic here in Lucknow. Though I went to local authorized TVS dealer but they are help

6 Aug 2022 4:07 pm
BMW X3 M40i: Service & ownership report after 1.5 years & 32K km

BHPian mobike008 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.20,000 Miles (32,000 Kms) Regular Service @ 19 Months OwnershipBlau Rakete has been serving me well for the last 19 months that I have owned this amazing performance SUV. I was fast approaching 20K miles so I decided to schedule a service with BMW. Since everyone is running busy and have long waiting for appointments, I got one that was earlier than my planned 20K miles completion. I was at 19,600 miles but, I confirmed the appointment

6 Aug 2022 2:08 pm
Took delivery of my 2022 MG ZS EV, impressed with the overall range

BHPian speedmeister recently shared this with other enthusiasts. We took delivery of our MG ZS EV on 29th July. Booking and delivery experience was smooth and no issues there. Post-delivery, we did a 500Km+ drive over the weekend from Bangalore to MM Hills to Mysore and back to Bangalore. Quick summary of my likes and dislikes. A detailed ownership report will follow. Likes:Silent effortless drive which reduces fatigue in a big way.Excellent safety features including 3 point seat belts for all p

6 Aug 2022 1:04 pm
Spent 6.70 lakh on my Maruti Baleno RS for an audio upgrade

BHPian ROG_AK recently shared this with other enthusiasts. The quest for better audio is something I'm sure most of us yearn for, me being no exception to that. Although I wouldn't classify myself as a hard-core audiophile, I do enjoy good clean audio. This led me on a journey to fulfil my desires and in the end finally say 'I'm done with audio.' It all started back in 2018 when the first set of upgrades was done (more details can be found here). Just to summarize the changes:3M damping on all 4

6 Aug 2022 12:16 pm
Google Maps now displays speed limits in India

Last month, Google Maps announced the introduction ofStreet Viewin India. Google has also rolled out the speed limits feature in select cities. Google Maps will show speed limit information in Bangalore and Chandigarh. The company is looking to introduce this feature in more cities by working closely with the local traffic authorities. Google has also partnered with Bangalore traffic police to optimize traffic light timings. The company claims to have observed a 20% reduction in congestion acros

6 Aug 2022 11:33 am
TVS patents hydrogen fuel cell-powered e-scooter

TVS Motors is developing a hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric scooter. Details of the new model have now been revealed through a leaked patent filing. The patent image appears to show a pair of hydrogen canisters integrated into the front fairing, just behind the downtube, while the filler nozzle is locate on the front apron. The battery is positioned under the rider's feet and the fuel cell is tucked-in under the seat. The image also reveals other components like the pressure regulator, flow m

6 Aug 2022 11:09 am
My Maruti S-Cross 1.6 diesel: Engine review after 6 years & 2.2 lakh km

BHPian ShubhankarS recently shared this with other enthusiasts. It's been around 6 years and my S-Cross 1.6 Delta just clocked 2.20 lakh kilometers. With all the regular services and parts replaced, and an engine overhaul at around 1.8 lakh kilometer, the car's running like clockwork. These days it runs 50 kilometers a day on highways and as you can imagine, for the majority of its kilometers, it clocked them on highways. This post is about the review of the 1.6 MultiJet CRDI diesel engine. Let'

6 Aug 2022 11:08 am
Honda Jazz petrol AT: Service costs & overall mileage after 31,000 Km

BHPian sridhu recently shared this with other enthusiasts. 31k Service Report December 2021 Service Report here. Gave the car for a 31k service as it was feeling slightly rough & there was a slight jerkiness to the steering when I turned the wheel at slow speeds. As I had heard of some Jazzes having power steering issues, wanted to get it seen at the earliest. No other major issues other than the rear power window switch not working intermittently. Prior to the service, I got the battery changed

6 Aug 2022 9:04 am
Configuring my Honda City's trip meter to auto-reset after every drive

BHPian sankdadevil recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Starsky was in for a second free service @ 3454 km in the last week. It was a routine checkup and cost nothing except the time to navigate through the Wagholi traffic back-and-forth. A couple of days back, I was parked outside a shop while my wife was busy shopping and to kill time I started flipping through the settings menu. I found one new addition to the menu that really warmed me up... You see, one of the original dislikes that

6 Aug 2022 8:03 am
Retrofitting my Volkswagen Ameo with VW Passat dome lights

BHPian SuperSuri recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Hello everyone, Hope you all read this in the best of health. Wanted to update the thread as I retrofitted the Passat-style dome light in my car. There have been a lot many threads with the same installation, however, the only difference in my installation is, that I did not splice/tap the headlight switch wire and instead powered the light using a Fuse tap on slot number 7 of the fuse box. Materials required:Passat style dome light w

5 Aug 2022 5:19 pm
Pics: BHPians share their favourite alloy wheel designs

BHPian Roadster101 recently shared this with other enthusiasts. This topic may seem cheesy, but for some people, alloy wheel design is at a very high priority. I have seen people getting a lower variant without alloy wheels and adding new aftermarket rims immediately after purchase just to avoid boring looking units. My question to the BHPians: Which OEM alloy wheel design, at any price point, is your favourite? Starting with the question myself, my personal favourite alloy wheels are the ones a

5 Aug 2022 4:17 pm
Tata Nexon EV Max: Real world range after 200 km highway drive

BHPian bhargavpaleja recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Did a Sunday morning ride to Lonavala for breakfast. Started from home at 90% SoC and returned back at 26% SoC covering around 205 kms in all. That translates to about 315-320 kms of range on my first long drive. It was mostly driven in City and Sports mode with AC on full time at 25 degrees. Was getting about 102 Wh/km for first 19 kms within the city. Started ghat after Khalapur food plaza at 63% SoC and averaging 115 Wh/km till

5 Aug 2022 3:43 pm
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 specs & colours revealed

Royal Enfield has revealed details of the Hunter 350 ahead of its official launch scheduled for August 7, 2022. The Hunter 350 is expected to be the most affordable model in Royal Enfield's line-up. The bike weighs 181 kg, which makes it lighter than the Classic 350 and Meteor 350. It has a wheelbase of 1,370 mm and a seat height of 800 mm. The fuel tank capacity is 13 litres. The Hunter 350 is powered by a 349cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.2 BHP @ 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. T

5 Aug 2022 3:32 pm
Installed paddle shifter extenders on my Volkswagen Vento TDI DSG

BHPian vredesbyrd recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Installed extenders and didn't drive much after that. I really need an outing. The quality is exceptional and they are made out of steel. Stuck using 3M tape provided in the box. Sturdy for now. Let's see how long the tape lasts. Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

5 Aug 2022 3:12 pm
1000 km review of my Maruti XL6 AT: Upgraded from a Tata Tigor AMT

BHPian sairamboko recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Took delivery of my white XL6 AT Alpha+ last month 17th. Completed 1000 km yesterday. Was confused with colour initially and went with White finally. The White offers good contrast with black seats and side under beadings. Since much has been discussed in the review and the above posts, I will keep my experience short. I drive it almost every day. The engine is lethargic as said earlier by others. However, thanks to the paddle shifte

5 Aug 2022 3:00 pm
Maintaining my 202 BHP Maruti S-Cross: 90,000 km service update

BHPian Dr.Naren recently shared this with other enthusiasts.90k km service doneI had driven close to 25k km with lowering springs and loved the experience. But, the condition of roads which I frequently travel on became worse after the monsoon. It was difficult to judge the depth of potholes filled with water. The front right fender lining got damaged due to a hit and came off. I removed it and put it in the car. I ordered a new part from GoMechanic. It was delivered within a week. Part number:7

5 Aug 2022 2:09 pm
Mahindra Scorpio-N: Observations after driving the SUV on bad roads

BHPian AdB1991 recently shared this with other enthusiasts. So I went to the showroom on the 1st to check if they can give a longer drive. Though they still said that you can drive on the demarcated area, I talked to the SA I met last time and told him I want to book and finalize either the XUV700 or the Scorpio-N top end petrol model, but only after getting longer drive or going on bad roads to see the comfort of the vehicle. The SA was kind enough to arrange the same for me and though the rout

5 Aug 2022 1:22 pm
Lamborghini registers its best-ever half-yearly sales

Lamborghini has posted its best-ever half-yearly figures in the company's history, both in terms of sales and profitability. Between January & June 2022, the Italian supercar maker managed to sell 5,090 units worldwide, which is a 4.9% increase compared to the same period in 2021. The company also announced a turnover of 1.33 billion euros, translating to a 30.6% increase compared to the first half of the previous year. Lamborghini's operating profit was also up by 69.6% to 425 million euros. Co

5 Aug 2022 1:12 pm
Next-gen BMW 3 Series could get separate EV & ICE platforms

According to media reports, BMW will offer the next-gen 3 Series range on two separate platforms in the future - one for its electric models and the other for its internal combustion (IC) engine versions. Reports suggest that the IC engine and hybrid powertrain versions of the 3 Series will continue to be underpinned by BMW's CLAR architecture, while its pure-electric models will be based on the company's Neue Klasse architecture. The pure-electric BMW 3 Series, likely to be called i3, has been

5 Aug 2022 12:57 pm
Jeep Compass 5th Anniversary Edition teased ahead of launch

Jeep is celebrating the completion of five years since the launch of its first product in the Indian market. The mark this occasion, the company will be launched a 5th Anniversary limited edition of the Compass. Jeep has shared a teaser of the car that reveals the '5th Anniversary' badge. Apart from that, we don't know much about it. Having said that, the SUV might feature a few cosmetic changes on the exterior and minor interior updates. The Compass 5th Anniversary Edition is likely to get the

5 Aug 2022 12:29 pm
MG Hector ownership review after completing 20,000 km in a year

BHPian Sm00 recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Hello, fellow BHPians I purchased an MG Hector Sharp CVT in July 2021 (driven 20000 km since purchase) as a replacement for my MG Hector Sharp Hybrid that I had since 2020. In this review, I'll mainly focus on the long-term ownership experience of the car.ExteriorThe build quality of the exterior sheet is good with no paint fading, and no rusting so far.Goodyear tires are also good, they offer a nice grip.InteriorThe white interior is diff

5 Aug 2022 12:07 pm
Polaris RZR Pro R Sport launched at Rs. 59 lakh

Polaris has launched the RZR Pro R Sport in India, priced at Rs. 59 lakh (ex-showroom). The RZR Pro R Sport is a four-wheel drive ATV measuring 1,880 mm in length and having a ground clearance of 406 mm. It has 2-seats and an integrated roll cage. The ATV is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine that makes 222 BHP. The engine is mated to an automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system with three drive modes - 2WD, 4WD and 4WD Lock. The launch of the Polaris RZR Pro R Sport coincides

5 Aug 2022 11:40 am
Kia Carens 1.4L petrol MT: Fuel efficiency & other updates at 4000 Km

BHPian ptaneja recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Update The Odometer stands at around 3945, and I have just completed one more highway run from Shogi to NCR - about 380 odd kms via Solan - Zirakpur - Western Peripheral Expressway and to Gurgaon.Loved the mileage on the above trip - drove in between 80 to 90 on National Highway, and then between 90 to 100 in WPE.This time did NOT used cruise control to check my own driving.And I was surprised to see mileage figure when I filled it up o

5 Aug 2022 11:32 am
2022 Maruti XL6 AT: Impressions after test drive on a variety of roads

BHPian itwasntme recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Test drove an immaculate XL6 AT yesterday over 10 km of backroads, a fast single carriageway and a congested dual carriageway. My quick take:Engine tuning:Can totally identify with the lackluster engine and the dead mid/top-range. Maruti have really messed up the XL6 engine tuning - unlike an Ertiga, this one is likely to be driven by an owner-driver as a primary or occasional secondary car. However, the engine tune is abysmal for suc

5 Aug 2022 11:06 am
Rumour: 2nd-gen Audi Q3 India launch in September 2022

According to media reports, the second-generation Audi Q3 is likely to be launched next month, with deliveries expected during the festive season. The new Q3 is based on the VW Group's MQB platform. The exterior design of the new model is in line with Audi's latest SUVs. The front fascia is dominated by a large hexagonal grille and redesigned LED headlamps. The rear features wraparound LED tail lamps and redesigned front and rear bumpers. The Q3 gets a refreshed interior with a 10.25-inch digita

5 Aug 2022 10:46 am
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 unveiled ahead of launch

Royal Enfield has taken the wraps off the Hunter 350 ahead of its official launch. In a video posted on social media, CEO Siddhartha Lal takes gives us a look at the bike. Royal Enfield presented two Hunter 350 motorcycles finished in dual-tone colour schemes. The bike has a round headlamp and a twin-pod instrument cluster. Tripper Navigation is likely to be offered as an option. The Hunter 350 gets a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a single-piece seat and black alloy wheels. However, it is said that

5 Aug 2022 10:42 am
Replacing my Skoda Yeti with a Toyota Fortuner: Which engine to get?

BHPian iTNerd recently shared this with other enthusiasts. Ever since I sold my Yeti 4x4 last year with just around 70000 kms in 9 years, I am contemplating a replacement. However, the diesel 10 years ownership rule in NCR had thrown the replacement decision into quite a doldrum. Want to understand the merits of opting for a petrol Fortuner. Pros of opting for petrol Fortuner15 years of ownership in NCR against 10 years for diesel.Low running (hardly 7000-8000 kms a year).Cheaper maintenance and

5 Aug 2022 9:04 am