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JEEP WRANGLER 2018

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler model year bridges two generations of the beloved rock-crawler. An American icon since Willys began production of the original military Jeeps in 1941, the Wrangler carries the mantle well. Remove the tops and doors and fold down the windshields of the 1941 Willys Jeep and both generations of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, and the resemblance is unmistakable.

Previously, the two-door versions were called “Wrangler” and 4-door models were “Wrangler Unlimited.” That changes in 2018, with all models and trims available in either two-door or four-door versions and no separate Unlimited designation. The difference isn’t just extra doors; four-door Wranglers have 1.6-inches of additional rear seat leg room and 18.7 cubic feet more storage space behind the second row of seats than the two-door models.

All 2018 JKs have a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, rated by Jeep at 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

Trim 2018 JK Sport 2018 JK Sport S 2018 JK Sahara 2018 JK Rubicon
Base price 2-door $23,995 $26,995 $30,445 $33,645
Base price 4-door $27,895 $31,095 $34,245 $37,445
Drive wheels 4-wheel drive 4-wheel drive 4-wheel drive 4-wheel drive
4-Wheel drive Command-Trac Part-Time 4WD Command-Trac Part-Time 4WD Command-Trac Part-Time 4WD Rock-Track Part-Time 4WD
Base engine 3.6L Pentastar V-6 3.6L Pentastar V-6 3.6L Pentastar V-6 3.6L Pentastar V-6
Base horsepower 285 hp 285 hp 285 hp 285 hp
Base torque 260 ft-lb 260 ft-lb 260 ft-lb 260 ft-lb
Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Fuel Regular gas Regular gas Regular gas Regular gas
Fuel capacity (gallons) 18.6 gallons 18.6 gallons 18.6 gallons 18.6 gallons
Fuel economy 2-door 17 mpg city/21 mpg highway 17 mpg city/21 mpg highway 17 mpg city/21 mpg highway 17 mpg city/21 mpg highway
Fuel economy 4-door 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway
Base wheels 16-inch steel 17-inch aluminum 18-inch aluminum 17-inch aluminum
Body style 2-door and 4-door SUV 2-door and 4-door SUV 2-door and 4-door SUV 2-door and 4-door SUV
Passengers 5 5 5 5
Storage behind 2nd-row seats 12.8 cu ft (2-door)/31.5 cu ft (4-door) 12.8 cu ft (2-door)/31.5 cu ft (4-door) 12.8 cu ft (2-door)/31.5 cu ft (4-door) 12.8 cu ft (2-door)/31.5 cu ft (4-door)
Storage behind 1st-row seats 56.5 cu ft (2-door)/70.6 cu ft (4-door) 56.5 cu ft (2-door)/70.6 cu ft (4-door) 56.5 cu ft (2-door)/70.6 cu ft (4-door) 56.5 cu ft (2-door)/70.6 cu ft (4-door)
Max Towing capacity 2,000 pounds 2,000 pounds 2,000 pounds 2,000 pounds
Seat upholstery Cloth Cloth Embroidered cloth Embroidered cloth

HONDA CRV 2018

  • 2018 Honda CR-V to launch in India with seven-seater configuration; to boast a new 1.6-litre diesel engine making 158 hp and 350 Nm torque.First thing is first, it will arrive with seven seat configuration rather than five-seat layout as seen in US. As for the powertrain, the new-gen premium SUV gets a bigger 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. Mated to a CVT automatic transmission, it is basically the same unit currently exists making 190 hp. The major performance enhancer will be the advent of a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel motor for the first time in an ASEAN-spec CR-V.


Made available in LX, EX, EX-L, EX-L with Navi and Touring trims in the US, the 2017 Honda CR-V gains a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice controls, premium soft-touch material, remote engine start, dual rear USB charging ports, heated side mirrors, a two-zone climate control system, auto headlamps, maximum wheel size of 18 inches depending on the variants and LED Daytime Running Lights.

  • Engine 1.6 litre diesel / 1.8-litre petrol or 2.4-litre petrol 
  • Power 158 hp at 4,000 rpm 
  • Torque 350 Nm at 2,000 rpm
  • Transmission Six-speed manual and six-speed auto.

MARUTI SUZUKI FACELIFT (2018)

MARUTI SUZUKI CIAZ 2018
MARUTI SUZUKI CIAZ 

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz remains the most popular sedan in its category despite both the Honda Cityand Hyundai Verna receiving significant updates to make them seem more value for money. Maruti has decided not to risk losing out to the competition by continuing to sell an old car. The carmaker was expected to give the Ciaz a facelift when the car began selling through the company’s premium Nexa network in March 2017, but it has postponed that till the Auto Expo in February 2018.

The Ciaz facelift will be comprehensive enough to stand out among the likes of the LED-heavy City and the modern-looking Verna. Changes expected include a new front grille, redesign headlamps with LED DRLs, LED taillamps and stylish alloy wheels. The ‘S’ variant could feature a different body kit too, which will include new skirts at the front, side and rear, along with a new rear spoiler.Apart from the above updates, the big news is that the Ciaz facelift will come with an all-new 104hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine. This new motor (Codename K15B) will replace the 1.4-litre petrol that powers the outgoing model. What’s more, the new Ciaz 1.5-litre petrol will come with smart-hybrid tech similar to the one seen on the current Ciaz diesel.

The SHVS system comes with start-stop technology and uses an integrated starter generator (ISG). The ISG functions as a battery charger during braking and acts as the starter motor when the start-stop technology is in use. SHVS-equipped cars also get an electric boost via the Engine Power Assist (EPA) system, where the ISG supplements the engine’s power during acceleration. This system will continue to be offered on the unchanged 1.3-litre diesel engine powering the refreshed Ciaz.

MARUTI SUZUKI CIAZ FEATURES:

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 9 lakh
Top Model Rs 13 lakh

 

Diesel With SHVS  1.3-litre diesel
Maximum Power 88.5bhp
Maximum Torque 200Nm
Petrol  1.5-litre VVT
Maximum Power 105bhp
Maximum Torque 138Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual, CVT
Variant Mileage
2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (MT) Over 20kmpl
2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (AT) Over 19kmpl
 2018 Maruti Ciaz Diesel (MT) 28.09kmpl
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