VW announces slash in Maintenance Costs for its range in India!

German Brands (VW, Skoda, etc) are known for its well-engineered products are are equally renowned for their build quality. However; the pain area always used to be their high cost of ownership, costlier spares and inflated service bills. VW had already taken initiatives to rationalize their service costs; and now they’ve gone a step further to reduce their overall cost of ownership by Doubling Free Road Side Assistance & Adding Free Services.

The details are as shown:





So, what exactly is on offer:

Mahindra XUV 300 Base Variant Spied

Mahindra XUV 300 is gathering a lot of interest recently due to the segment first features that it should be offering. However; we are happy to see the list of features are on offer on the base variant as well. In the recent spy shots it was seen that even the base variant sports a LED tail lamp cluster, 2-din audio system, Power Windows (along with one touch anti pinch for the driver side), MID with the instrument console, etc.

The Spy Shots are as shown below:

  • Front Face:



  • Rear



  • Dashboard along with Music System:



  • Power Windows:



  • Instrumentation Cluster:

Do note that the XUV 300 is based on the SsangYong Tivoli platform and is loaded with lots of new features and some-segment first also. The features that the car is going to be launched includes Sunroof, DRLs, Dual Zone Auto AC, 7-Airbags, Cruise Control & ESP.

Ford Recalls New EcoSport In North America

Ford has issued a recall for the 2019 EcoSport to fix a potentially-weak weld in the front seats. The weld between the A-bracket of the backrest and the side member may break in the event of a crash. Although, the carmaker claims that they have not received any complaints of injuries caused due to the said issue.

The automaker will replace the front seats altogether in the affected cars rather than ripping apart the upholstery and padding to strengthen the weld. The recall is only applicable to the North American EcoSport buyers. Ford says that it affects a total of 87 cars, 63 of which are in the United States while 13 are in Canada. It’s not clear at the moment where the other 11 cars were dispatched.

EcoSport owners in the North American region can call 866-436-7332 and mention the recall number 18C 08 to find out if their car needs to visit the dealership.



Additionally, Ford also issued another recall related to the Takata airbags, which are prone to throwing shrapnel at the occupants in the event of a crash. The airbag-related recall adds another 9.53 lakh vehicles, 7.8 lakh of which are in the US. The reference number for this is 19S 01. The passenger-side front airbag of the following vehicles may need replacement:

– 2010 Ford Edge

– 2010-11 Ford Ranger

– 2010-12 Ford Fusion

– 2010-14 Ford Mustang

– 2010 Lincoln MKX

– 2010-12 Lincoln MXZ

– 2010-11 Mercury Milan