Tata Tigor face-lift: (All prices ex-showroom Delhi)
Price: Rs 5.20 lakh to Rs 7.38 lakh
It has been a year and half since the Tigor was first introduced, but decided to give it a mild makeover. The 2018 Tigor gets a new face with reworked headlamps that now come fitted with projectors. The grille now has a chrome underline and chrome surrounds for the fog lamps. At the back, there’s a new clear lens tail lamp design with LEDs. Other additional features include electrically folding ORVMs, a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and rear parking sensors. The engine and specifications of the updated Tigor remain unchanged.
2018 Datsun Go and Go+: (All prices ex-showroom Delhi)
Go: Rs 3.29 lakh to Rs 4.89 lakh
Go+: Rs 3.83 lakh to Rs 5.69 lakh
Datsun has introduced face-lifted version of the Go and the Go Plus. Up ahead, both cars get redesigned bumpers with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights. There are minor changes to the front grille as well. The top-spec variants get 14-inch alloy wheels, rear wiper/wash, and parking sensors. Taking centre stage on the dash is a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The refresh also adds an analogue tachometer to the instrument cluster. The signature conjoined seats of the Go and the Go+ have also been replaced by individual seats. Other features include electrically adjustable ORVMs and rear power windows. While the outgoing model only had a driver airbag that too as an option, the refreshed version gets it as standard. Passenger airbag is only offered in the top-end variants. ABS is offered as standard.
New Honda CR-V: (All prices ex-showroom Delhi)
Price: Rs 28.15 lakh (Petrol), Rs 30.65 lakh (Diesel 2WD), Rs 32.75 lakh (Diesel 4WD)
After a long wait, Honda finally brought in the 5th generation CR-V to Indian shores. This is the first time the SUV has gone on sale with a diesel engine option. It sports a 1.6-litre oil burner that pumps out 118bhp and 300Nm. This engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. There’s a petrol motor on offer too – a 2.0-litre 152bhp motor that develops 189Nm. The CR-V diesel is on sale in 2WD or 4WD options but the petrol motor only comes with a 2WD setup. Aside from the introduction of the diesel, the new CR-V also flaunts a Honda’s latest design language and a new cabin design. The latest CR-V is also better equipped than before.
Ford Aspire: (All prices ex-showroom Delhi)
Petrol: Rs 5.55 lakh to Rs 8.49 lakh
Diesel: Rs 6.45 lakh to Rs 8.14 lakh
The refreshed Ford Aspire gets a few cosmetic updates – at the front as well as at the back. On the inside, the calculator-like infotainment and the MyFord Dock have now been replaced by a new touchscreen system with Sync 3. This is the same unit that we have also experienced on the EcoSport and the Freestyle. Ford has also plonked the new 1.2-litre Dragon series motor in the Aspire – this is the same motor that does duty in the Freestyle too. The engine also comes paired with a new 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol with the auto transmission sports the same 1.5-litre mill from the EcoSport. The outgoing model was mated to a dual clutch transmission but this refreshed iteration now gets a torque converter. The diesel engine option remains unchanged.