Is the Renault Lodgy all set to take on the Toyota Innova? The new petrol powered Mini is bigger with a better engine. But how does it feel from behind the wheel? The i20 joins the ranks of ‘cross hatchbacks’, with rugged looks, greater ground clearance and all its core strengths intact, but can it compete against the other crossovers? Let us look at a few car reviews.
The new Renault Lodgy is massive. It is 4.5 metres long, 1.7 metres tall and comes with a 2.8-metre wheelbase. The Lodgy does have a boxy look, but the contours at the front and rear and the band of chrome along the doors adds some character. The chrome grille with big lozenge logo, headlamps and 15-inch wheels are the other characters. The dashboard looks a lot like that of the Duster’s. The brown and beige two-tone colour scheme and the glossy piano black centre console with silver accents looks good.
This top-spec has a good amount of equipment that includes a touch screen unit that houses USB and aux inputs, satellite navigation, rear-view camera and rear parking sensor. The second row has either a bench or two individual captain seats. The second row can be flipped down and tumbled forward. There is lots of headroom and knee room in the last row. The Lodgy comes with a standard 84 bhp diesel and a powerful 108.5 bhp version with a six-speed gearbox.
The Mini Cooper has come out with a petrol S version. Based on the new UKL platform, the new Mini Cooper S is 98 mm longer, 44 mm wider and 7 mm taller than the old car. The large frowning grille, bug-eyed headlights and minimalist tail design is all typical Cooper. The honeycomb grille with the S badge and the large sporty air intakes add to the appeal. The larger 2.0-litre petrol motor is 400 cc bigger than the previous unit.
The Mercedes B-Class facelift gets a redesigned bumper, updated grille and additional full-LED headlamps. The side profile showcases an expanded range of wheel options. At the rear the car gets LED tail lamps, reworked bumper and new trapezoid exhaust tips. Though the interior has been largely carried over from the current car it now includes a revised steering wheel, updated dials, 12 colour ambient light system, reverse camera, armrest with USB interface, and sunroof. Mercedes-Benz is also offering a Garmin Plug and Play Sat Nav as an optional accessory. The face lifted B-Class continues with the existing petrol unit that is a 1.6-litre unit that produces 120 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. The diesel is a 2.2-litre mill that produces 136 bhp and 300 Nm of torque. Both engines are only offered with a seven-speed DCT. For More News Subscribe us on bikeportal.in