Sunday, February 9, 2014

Maruthi Suzuki's Celerio is the new Hero

Woooo!! They nailed it again. First they tried with the Ertiga, and now with the Celerio. We all agree that traffic in a big city is always a PITA, and it gets worse during peak hours. I recently got diagnosed with back pain and though the doctor advised me not to drive but instead arrange for a driver or use the cab, he gave me an other option of switching to automatic gear shifting. So, there is definitely one other thing good about automatic gear shifting and Celerio provides you that and at a very very very very reasonable price. Lets see how.

The auto shift gear is called EZ Drive and ensures efficiency similar to manual transmission. And then they also have this EZSpace, EZStyle and EZGizmo technologies. Don't worry, they are just fancy terms. It will be available in six variants, 3 in manual and 2 in auto gear shift. The price ranges from 3.90 lacs to 4.6 lacs between LXi, ZXi and Vxi. Lxi and Vxi have the auto transmission. It sports a 1000 cc engine and is aluminum cast which means it is lighter. The company claims a mileage of about 23 kmpl but I am realistically thinking somewhere around 19 or 20 in city.

Bells and whistles
  • Integrated audio with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Steering mounted audio controls
  • Multi info display
  • Tilt steering
It does not look that great and is not bad either, but hey! you can now afford an automatic transmission. Check out this review from Autocar.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Elevated bike seats??

I get very puzzled at the design of the Yamaha Bikes with the elevated seats. What is the need for it?

Check this out.