"Hyundai launched Kona in Nepal before it did so in Australia and the US."
The Hyundai Kona compact SUV is part of the brand’s global model lineup, positioned above the Venue and offered in select parts of the world like Europe and North America. Hyundai has now teased the facelifted version of the Kona along with its new sportier N-Line variant. The current model is the first-gen Kona and was revealed in 2017.
The new Kona’s front end design is inspired by sharks with sharp design lines. It has a split-headlamp design with bumper-mounted LED headlamps that look like a shark’s gills. The LED daytime running lights are still a sleek design along the bonnet line but look more sculpted than before.
Hyundai has also teased the new N-Line variant of the Kona which has a sportier front end. It features a wider grille and low-set air intake with fin-like design elements on each end. The facelifted Kona Electric is expected to get similar styling updates as the standard SUV but with a different grille that would be better suited for an EV.
Hyundai launched Kona in Nepal before it did so in Australia and the US. The Korean car-maker listed Nepal as a top priority market in the Asia- Pacific because of tax breaks for electric vehicles till FY 2019/20 (2076/77).
Kia Sonet concept Revealed at Auto Expo 2020, India | Reviews Nepal
28th April 2022
"The Kia Sonet- a modern, dynamic and bold compact SUV concept."
Kia Motors India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, today introduced two new products for the Indian market at the Auto Expo 2020. Alongside the aspirational and sophisticated Kia Carnival premium MPV, now tailored for the Indian market, Kia also unveiled the new Kia Sonet concept at the show.
The Kia Sonet, unveiled for the first time ever, previews a future global compact SUV from the brand. The concept will be developed further ahead of a launch in the Indian market in the second half of 2020.
Kia Sonet Specifications
The Kia Sonet concept, revealed for the first time today, previews the third product offering from Kia Motors in India. Targeted at a demographic that is always connected to the world in more ways than one, the Kia Sonet is designed to exceed customers’ lifestyle and technology expectations.
With a modern, dynamic and bold design, the Kia Sonet is equipped with several first-in-class features. These include head-turning looks, Kia’s signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille, stepwell geometry within the grille mesh, ‘tiger-eyeliner’ daytime running lights, and wide rear signature lighting. The price of Kia Sonet starts at Rs. 7.15 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 13.69 Lakh. Inside,Kia Sonet is made for the young, social, connected, tech-savvy Indian. The cabin is fitted with a 10.25-inch infotainment and navigation system with UVO Connect, a Bose premium audio system, and an intelligent manual transmission (iMT). The Kia Sonet concept also hints at best-in-class interior space, and certain first-in-class features especially crafted for the Indian consumers.
The Sonet is a testament to Kia’s focus on consumer insight-driven product innovation and orientation. It previews a future compact SUV, due to launch in India in the second half of 2020.
"The second-generation Hyundai Creta is going on sale today 21 Sept 2020 in Nepal and it is sure to be a tough competition in the mid-size SUV segment."
The second-generation Hyundai Creta BS-6 has unveiled today, in Nepal and it is sure to be a tough competition in the mid-size SUV segment which is currently being ruled by SUVs such as Kia Seltos, Ford Ecosport, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The SUV follows the standard of BS-VI emission norms.
Laxmi InterContinental Pvt. Ltd. the authorized distributor of the widely popular Hyundai vehicles, has unveiled the most awaited Ultimate SUV, The All-New Hyundai Creta in Nepal. The launch was conducted through a virtual webcast done from the digital platforms of Hyundai Nepal i.e. official Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube page.
Speaking about the All-new Hyundai Creta, Mr. Rupesh Sharma Bhatta, GM, Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd. stated, “Over the years, Hyundai CRETA has set new benchmarks, becoming an Iconic Brand name among Nepalese consumers and building a strong legacy with over 5000+ Happy Customers across Nepal. It is time for the CRETA to set new standards once again. We are confident that All-New CRETA – The Ultimate SUV will captivate consumer interest and cater to the Ultimate Aspirations of the new age customer.”
With Hyundai's Global Design language - 'Sensuous Sportiness', the Front of the SUV is characterized by the 3-dimensional Cascading Grille with muscle like vertical and horizontal patterns and sculpted bumper with skid plates. Flared wheel arches coupled with thoughtfully crafted crease lines on the bonnet add to the imposing stance of All-New CRETA. Uniquely separated boomerang-shaped LED DRLs along with LED Head Lamps and smartly positioned fog lamps along with Welcome Function with Auto Unfold ORVM’s & Puddle Lamps which gives the SUV a futuristic look.
Inside, the new Creta gets an all-new two-tone Black & Greige interior with a 26.03cm HD Infotainment system, Leather-wrapped steering with mounted controls, 17.78cm digital instrument cluster, Auto Healthy Air Purifier, and Smoothing Blue Ambient Lighting. In terms of Safety, The All-New Creta has a strong body structure with AHSS, and the vehicle loaded with various safety features such as Front Dual Airbags, Driver Rear View Monitor, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Rear Parking Sensors with Camera.
2020 Hyundai Creta Variants and Specification
The second-generation Hyundai Creta five-seater will come in three variants: a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated MPi petrol, a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel, and a 1.4-liter turbo GDi petrol. The 1.5-liter petrol provides 115 PS power and 142 Nm torque, whereas the 1.5-liter diesel engine offers 115 PS power and 250 Nm torque. The more powerful turbo petrol provides 140 PS power and 242 Nm torque.
Hyundai Creta 2020 Colours
The Hyundai Creta 2020 will be sold in the following color options – Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Phantom Black, Lava Orange, Titan Grey, Deep Forest (Turbo Only), Galaxy Blue, Red Mulberry, Polar White with Phantom Black (Dual-Tone), and Lava Orange with Phantom Black (Dual-Tone).
Hyundai Creta 2020 Price in Nepal
The All-New Creta is available in various engine options that are 1.5-liter Petrol and 1.5-liter VGT Diesel. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual that will be standard across the range, along with an optional torque convertor for the 1.5 diesel engine, and the iVT automatic for the 1.5 petrol motor. The new generation Creta will be offered in a total of 6 variants.
The price of the new Creta in Nepal are as follows:
2020 Renault Duster 1.3-litre Turbo Petrol Launched in India
29th April 2022
"The Duster Turbo petrol will be available in three variants – RXE, RXS and RXZ."
The company has launched the 1.3-litre Turbo petrol version of the Duster. The Duster Turbo petrol will be available in three variants – RXE, RXS and RXZ.
Renault India first showcased the Duster with the turbo petrol engine at the Auto Expo 2020.
Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations. “The Duster has achieved an iconic status in one of the most dynamic automotive markets. Over the years, adventure enthusiasts and numerous Indian families have established a strong bond with this True SUV. The bold and more powerful Duster will surely inspire more people to join the growing family of adventure seekers and explore new terrains and horizons, as well as enjoy the effortless driving experience,"
The 1.3-litre engine comes with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) which provides high performance and efficiency, Dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) for higher torque at lower rpm and reduced emissions. According to Renault India, the 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine returns a fuel economy of 16.5 kmpl in the manual transmission variants and 16.42 kmpl in the CVT version.
The tri-winged full chrome grille, dual-tone body colour front bumper which features muscular skid plates, signature projector headlamps with LED DRLs and of course the all-new R17 Forza Diamond Cut alloy wheels and Ground clearance continues to be the same at 205 mm.
The new Duster now comes with a remote pre-cooling function which allows the customers to switch on the engine and start the air conditioning even before entering the car with the key fob. The midnight black interiors give the cabin of the Duster a refreshed new look and feel.
There's a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition and EcoGuide – a system that monitors driving patterns and provides guidelines to improve efficiency. The Renault Duster comes equipped with fully automatic climate control which adjusts the airflow inside the cabin and ensures the most comfortable temperature.
The Duster is compliant with front, side & pedestrian crash norms, stipulated by the Indian authorities. It is equipped with a host of active and passive safety features ABS with EBD, driver and passenger airbags, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder & speed alert. All these safety features are standard across variants. It also comes with reverse parking camera, ESP and Hill-Start Assist.