Youth Drove a BMW In The Lockdown; This Was The Outcome

Owner of a BMW sedan from Chattisgarh was driving his BMW at night amidst the lockdown while going live on Facebook. Police tracked him and arrested him.

Contents of this post-

  • Lockdown overview
  • Who is this youngster that drove his BMW in night during the lockdown
  • Why was he arrested
  • What about the other states, How’re they being treated in the lockdown?

Lockdown Overview

The Covid-19 has turned the whole enjoyment into a quarantine moment. Moreover, India has been imposing the nationwide lockdown now for over a month and there might be a genuine reason for that. We need to flatten the curve of the spread of the pandemic, we can only do this through lockdown. Moreover, the violation of the lockdown rules can even get you arrested and here we have a perfect example of that.

A youth of New Shanti Nagar, Chattisgarh was arrested by the police after he broke the lockdown rules.

Who is this youngster that drove his BMW in night during the lockdown

This youngster named Abhinay Soni is from Chattisgarh. Not only was he driving a luxury car in the lockdown but he was also live streaming his joyride. He was most certainly arrested by the cops for such carelessness on Monday. Abhinay belongs to a wealthy family and he’s an architect by profession.

Even amidst the lockdown, he took his BMW out for a spin and went as far as 20 km away from his house, roaming around in the city and streaming. Not just this, he even stopped at a road-side eatery for a quick meal at Murshidabad. Along with this- Soni was live streaming all his activities via his facebook profile.

Why was he arrested?

Youth caught driving BMW in lockdown: Gets arrested
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Being out on roads without any valid reason and his action of going live on Facebook somehow caught the attention of the cops. The police traced Abhinay and eventually arrested hum. As stated, people are only allowed to move outside of their homes for emergency purposes or for procuring necessary items in the lockdown. No one is allowed to go out of their homes without a valid reason or you might have to face heavy penalties. The authorities are taking various measures to stop the vehicular and unnecessary movements of the fellow citizens.

Also Read: The BMW 4 Series- Price, Launch Date and Specs

This is not the first time where the cops have taken a drastic step against the rule breakers. In various states, the police have seized thousands of vehicles from people who were out without proper protection and valid reason.

These vehicles will only be returned after the lockdown gets over. In many cases, the cops are also imposing big fines on the offenders. Getting arrested and taken to jail will be the worst outcome of such irresponsible behavior.

What about the other states, How’re they being treated in the lockdown

In Maharashtra, a few people were arrested after they live-streamed their activities on Facebook. Such activities not only encourage more people to come out of their homes, but also breaks the purpose of the lockdown.

We know that it’s a great pleasure in riding luxury cars and traveling outside. But it’s for your own safety!

We request everyone to stay at home and abide the rules that have been laid down by the authorities. Even after the lockdown lifts, practicing social distancing will be the best way to stay healthy and keep from getting infected from various infections. Its certainly difficult but its the only way to overcome the situation.

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Kia Teases The India Spec-Carnival in its Video!

The Kia Carnival will be positioned as a more premium MPV than the toyota innova crysta. Here’s what you need to know-

After the Kia Seltos, the next Kia product for India would be the Carnival premium MPV. Kia Motors have finally released the first teaser of the Carniva. Moreover, the company will showcase its model to its Indian dealers in January 2020. Furthermore, the Carnival will also get an India-specific styling too and will compete against the likes of the Toyota Vellfire, Mercedes V-class, etc.

Contents of this post-

  • Kia Carnival Teaser Video
  • 2020 Kia Carnival Dimensions
  • Kia Carnival Engine
  • Kia Carnival Price in India

Kia Carnival Teaser Video

Interior of 2019 Kia Carnival

The recently released teaser video has featured Jim Sarbh. Moreover, the company provides a detailed look inside the cabin of the 2020 India-spec Kia Carnival. The Carnival also gets three rows of seats which can be modified according to 6-, 7- or 8-seat configurations. However, for the second row, the captain seats gets extendable leg rests and armrests in certain seat configurations. Moreover, the TVC has also revealed the display that’s mounted to the headrest of the two front seats which could also be a part of an accessory package along with other features.

What’s more in the India-Spec Kia Carnival?

Kia Carnival India
Image: ZigWheels

Well, as for the dashboard, the Carnival features a wide touchscreen infotainment display with chrome detailing, and a premium-looking design. The carnival being as a premium MPV, is also loaded with many cool features as well.

Kia Carnival’s features includes-

  • Kia’s UVO connectivity suite
  • Two sunroofs
  • Three-zone climate control system
  • Power sliding rear door
  • Power adjustable driver’s seat along with memory functions

Also Read: 2019 Kia Seltos vs MG Hector; Complete Details, Pricing and Features

2020 Kia Carnival Dimensions

The Carnival positions itself as a premium MPV. Talking about the dimensions, the Carnival measures-

  • 5,115mm in length
  • 1,985mm in width
  • 1,740mm in height
  • Wheelbase of 3,060mm.

Kia Carnival Engine

The Kia Carnival is powered by a BS6-compliant, 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine that develops over 202hp and 441Nm of peak torque.

Kia Carnival Price in India

The Kia Carnival will cost you around Rs. 60 Lakhs in India(Ex-Showroom price).


MG Motors To Commence The Bookings of The ZS EV Before Jan 2020!

MG Motors will commence the bookings of the ZS EV before January 2020. Moreover, this car will come in two variants-

The ZS EV was unveiled in India on 5th December 2019. Furthermore, this car will come in 2 variants.

Contents of this post-

  • MG ZS EV Overview
  • MG ZS EV Design
  • Variants and Features
  • MG ZS EV Battery
  • MG ZS EV Price in India
  • ZS EV Launch Date in India

MG ZS EV Overview

The ZS EV was unveiled in India on 5th December 2019. However, it is the second car from MG Motors in India after the MG Hectors. Moreover, this car will be brought in India as a CKD (completely knocked down) unit and would definitely outperform its competitors.

MG ZS EV Design

Image: MG

The MG ZS EV is a gorgeous looking car which does not speak its electric credentials at all. The ZS EV is a traditional MG model with elegant proportions. The car sports a crossover-ish design and gets bold diamond finished grille upfront, a curved roofline and a swooping bonnet.

Also Read: MG Hector Price in India, Images, Features, Mileage and Comparison

Variants and Features

The booking amount for the MG ZS EV has been set to Rs. 50,000. This car is going to be available in two variants-

  • Excite
  • Exclusive.

Every car has an entry level variant. In MG, it is going to be Excite! The Excite will get features like-

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Four speakers
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto Support

And safety features like-

  • Six airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • ESP

Features of the MG ZS EV Exclusive Variant

The Exclusive variant gets many exclusive features that you will miss in the Excite Variant. These features include-

  • Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Roof rails
  • Comfy leather seats
  • Dual-pane sunroof
  • A PM2.5 air filter
  • 6-way adjustable driver seat
  • Power folding and heated Outside Rear View Mirrors
  • Rain-sensing front wiper
  • Seat back pockets
  • iSmart EV 2.0 connected features
  • The charging port very smartly hidden behind the grille
  • And six speakers.

MG ZS EV Battery

MG ZS EV Price in India
Image: ZigWheels

The ZS EV being powered by a synchronous motor produces a whopping 141 bhp and 353 Nm of torque. Moreover, the car gets a battery pack that can travel up to a range of 300km on a single charge. The car comes with a 44.5 kWh battery pack and the lithium-ion unit that can be easily charged up to 79 per cent in 40 minutes and that too with a 50 kW DC charger. However, it will take up to seven hours if you charge it with a standard 7 kW charger.

The company will also set-up the country’s first 50 kW DC fast-charging stations across different cities to create a better infrastructure for the Electric Vehicles in India. For this, MG has collaborated with Fortum India to install the charging network and will first set-up the same at its showrooms located in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.

Also Read: 2019 Kia Seltos vs MG Hector; Complete Details, Pricing and Features

MG ZS EV Price in India

The MG ZS EV is expected to be priced around Rs 22 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.

MG ZS EV Launch Date in India

MG Motors unveiled the ZS EV in India on December 5 and the bookings will start from December 21 2020.


Skoda Reveals The Interior Sketch For The India-Bound Midsize SUV

Skoda has revealed the official interior sketch for the India-Bound Midsize SUV. Have a look at the official sketch here-

Skoda has finally revealed an interior sketch of the Vision IN concept that’s going to make its world premiere on February 5 2020 at the Auto Expo.

Contents of this post-

  • Skoda Vision IN SUV Overview
  • Skoda Vision IN Interior
  • Features of the 2020 Skoda Vision IN SUV
  • Skoda Vision IN SUV Engine

2020 Skoda Vision IN SUV Overview

Skoda Vision IN SUV will launch in India between April-July 2021 says, Zac Hollis- Director of Sales, Service and Marketing, Skoda Auto India. By the time the car arrives, the Vision IN SUV will truly have its work cut out. Moreover, this car will be going to compete against the next-gen Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector and Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming midsize SUV.

Skoda Vision IN Interior

Skoda Vision IN Interior Sketch
Image: Skoda

The interior sketch for the Skoda Vision IN showcases a number of elements that are now coming in all new Skoda models. However, the company has also added a layered dashboard with a central AC vent which is accentuated with the help of a thin chrome bar that spans the length of the dashboard and connects the large, chrome-lined vents present at each end. Moreover, the company has deliberately used orange to liven up things on the interior, including the parts of the dashboard, centre console, door panels and front armrest that’s finished in orange.

Also there’s a knurled scroll wheel placed on the flat-bottom, three-spoke steering wheel, which too comes with stylish buttons for phone controls, voice command, lane assist and the main thing- cruise control. Also you’ll see a small gear lever that is positioned centrally on the compact center console, which shows the presence of an automatic transmission.

Also Read: Skoda Rapid Replacement Coming Soon; 2021 Most Expected

What’s More?

An interesting add-on is what the company calls a ‘crystalline element’ placed at the top the dashboard. However, it could be a bit of a distraction on a sunny day. But, looks fancy though.

Also Read: Skoda and Volkswagen Faces a Shutdown For Two Months

Features of the 2020 Skoda Vision IN SUV

The production version of the Skoda Vision IN includes features such as-

  • Automatic climate control
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Rear AC vents
  • Two USB charging ports at the rear
  • Different driving modes
  • Ambient lighting

Skoda Vision IN SUV Engine

The engine options will include a-

  • 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre
  • Four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine.

There will be no diesel engine option on offer with the Vision IN. However, a CNG version should be there on the cards.

A question for you: Do you like the interior design of this car? Do let us know in the comments!


Hyundai Aura To Be Unveiled On 19th of December

Hyundai is set to unveil the Aura sedan in India on 19th of December. Moreover, Hyundai has released the design renders for the Aura, and has shown how it looks in the sketches.

Hyundai is set to unveil the Aura sedan in India on 19th of December. Moreover, Hyundai has released the design renders for the Aura, and has shown how it looks in the sketches. The design of this car has been inspired from the Hyundai Accent.

Content of this post-

  • Hyundai Aura Design Overview
  • Features of the Hyundai Aura
  • Hyundai Aura Price in India

Hyundai Aura Design Overview

Hyundai Aura
Image: CarBlogindia

Talking about the front design renders of the Hyundai Aura, the styling for the front will be completely different. Moreover, the front design of this car has been inspired from the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios– with a big blacked-out grille flanked by two boomerang-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps.

Also the Aura will get sleek headlamps and that too with LED Projector lamps, which will be available only in the top-end variants. However, the new alloy wheels are the same that come on the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. The tail portion of the sedan will also be redesigned. Moreover, this cabin of this sedan will be more spacious because it is going to be wider than the outgoing version.

Also Read: Hyundai Venue Price In India, Features And Specifications

Features of the Upcoming Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Aura Price in India
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The Hyundai Aura includes features such as-

  • Wireless charging
  • HD Sound
  • Floating touchscreen infotainment system, etc.

2019 Hyundai Aura Powertrain

You’ll see a BS-6 compliant petrol or diesel engine under the hood of the Hyundai Aura, which too has been inspired from the current Xcent. The 1.2 Litre petrol engine develops over 83 BHP and 114 Nm of torque. However, the 1.2 Litre diesel engine develops over 75 BHP and 190 Nm of torque. The new 1.0 Litre turbo-petrol engine is also expected to be introduced along with this.

The turbo-petrol engine has taken inspiration from the Hyundai Venue. Where the engine produces 120 BHP and 176 Nm of peak torque. On the Hyundai Aura, the same engine is likely to develop around 100 BHP.

The transmission options will include-

  • 5-speed manual
  • And a 5-speed AMT gearbox

Both the transmission options will be available in the petrol and diesel engines. While, the turbo-petrol unit would most likely go with the manual gearbox.

Hyundai Aura Price in India

The Hyundai Aura in India starts at INR. 6 lakhs and competes against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire.