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

Top 10 Selling Cars of December 2018

We thank our readers for actively participating in our FIRST contest and sharing your entries. We received an impressive 83 entries and express our gratitude for your whole-hearted participation. Would now want to announce the winners of the contest in this post:

  1. Vijram
  2. Sudipto Chatterjee

Congratulations to the Winners and we shall try to feature them in detail in our model-wise sales report. The Winners shall also have access now to our detailed repository of reports and the new updates would be mailed personally! Join us in congratulating the winners.

A lot of upheaval has happened in the Top 10 selling cars of December 2018. While Alto has regained the Numero Uno slot by a clear margin; Hyundai makes an entry into the Top 3 and surprisingly has 2 of its models in Top 5! The highlights of the Top 10 selling cars data of Dec’18 are:

  • We believe that for the first time 2 Non-Maruti models shall feature in the Top 5 selling cars list. And both the Non-Maruti models are from the Hyundai’s stable! We have got maximum entries for the contest where the Top 5 cars were guessed to be from Maruti Suzuki (which is the usual trend; however this time it was different and thus the contest was announced).
  • Hyundai’s Elite i20+Active become the Best Selling Hyundai & Third Best Selling Car of Dec’18. It was not an easy task to outdo Swift & Baleno’s numbers – However; i20’s persistance has made it possible and placed it ahead the biggies. i20 sold almost >800 units more than Baleno!
  • Even post Santro launch; Grand i10’s performance hasn’t dwindled. It sold an impressive 11,450 units in Dec’18 and was just 340 units short of its competition Swift. Considering the extremely high discounts on Grand i10; the value proposition of the model went very attractive and proved positive in terms of sales.
  • Celerio sold 9k units and ranked 9th in the list. With Wagon-R undergoing the model change transition; Maruti’s focus on Celerio in Dec’18 worked well in terms of volumes and successfully placed it in the Top 10 selling cars list.
  • Eeco makes a grand entry into the list. Selling 8,532 units of Eeco is no joke and only Maruti can make it possible. Eeco+Omni combined sold 15,850 units which is higher than the overall sales of Tata, Mahindra & Honda individually 🙂
  • Though Creta numbers have dropped; it managed to fare at the bottom of the list with a sales of 7,631 units.

Top 5 selling cars of Dec’18 – Contest

The Industry is going through a topsy turvy phase and a lots of ups and downs has been seen in the list of best selling cars for Dec’18.

This month statistics has been pretty interesting and we thought of announcing a 1-day contest where our readers can participate and guess the Top-5 selling cars of the month!

The rules of the contest shall be –

  • You need to click on the comment button on the post submit your entry
  • Please ensure the right mail id is entered while sharing your details in the comment box. This shall help us contact you correctly.
  • The Top 5 selling cars could be named in any order (i.e ranking of the model can vary; however the model shall be included in the list). Ex: ‘Product A’ could be the second best selling car of Dec’18. However, for this contest to make things easier; the mention of the product name shall be enough.
  • The contest is valid only for today (4th Jan 2019) and no entries post this date shall be considered.

So what’s in it if you win the contest?

The first 5 right guesses (winners) shall be featured as a ‘Pundit’ in our next post with a small intro of theirs. And yes; they shall also avail the exclusive repository of the data we collate about the industry!

Why wait, hit the comment button right now!