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TVS Zeppelin R Hybrid Could Revive Entry-Level Cruiser Room



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The Zeppelin R could be priced close to the Rs 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom) mark, and will rival the likes of the Bajaj Avenger, Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Honda H’Ness CB 350 and so forth

As of now, TVS Motor Firm does not have a cruiser giving in its portfolio, but that could soon adjust. The manufacturer showcased a cruiser idea at the 2018 Car Expo dubbed the ‘Zeppelin’, and in November very last year, the automaker received the name ‘Zeppelin R’ copyrighted, further fueling speculations.

The Zeppelin idea came geared up with a complete LED headlamp together with an LED tail lamp, a extended-ish gasoline tank and a decreased solitary-piece established. TVS is envisioned to be launching a creation-prepared version of the bike afterwards this 12 months, and it could carry over all the aforementioned components.

The cruiser motorbike was showcased with a 220 cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, gasoline-injected engine aided by an electric motor but it is yet to be witnessed if the manufacturing-ready product will be getting the exact same powertrain. That currently being reported, TVS could also equip it with a functionality-oriented 250 cc motor or even the 310 cc motor from the Apache RR 310.

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The generation version of the bicycle could get 41 mm upside down forks up front, a monoshock at the rear, alloy wheels, alongside with petal disc brakes on the two ends. TVS is envisioned to launch the production-prepared Zeppelin R this calendar year itself, and could price tag the motorcycle all over the Rs 1.5 lakh mark.

If TVS does determine to plonk it with the 220 cc engine, the Zeppelin R will instantly be pitted in opposition to the Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220, which is now priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Nevertheless, it would also give opposition to other bikes like the a short while ago introduced Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and Honda H’ness CB 350.

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The Zeppelin R could also aid in reviving the entry-amount cruiser place, which is majorly dominated by the Bajaj Avenger. Apart from the Zeppelin R, the homegrown two-wheeler maker is evidently working on a variety of other bikes, such as a new 310 cc bike that will be co-developed with BMW Motorrad.

The 310 cc motorcycle could both be a bare streetfighter, or an journey tourer, and will most possible be plonked with the exact 312.2 cc single-cylinder motor that performs duties on the Apache RR 310.


Hyundai Alcazar Vs MG Hector Plus – Detailed Price Comparison



Alcazar vs Hector Plus

Check out our price comparison of the newly-launched Hyundai Alcazar and one of its biggest competitors in our market, MG Hector Plus

Hyundai Alcazar was launched in India just a few days back. It is essentially a long-wheelbase, three-row version of the Creta, with a few changes here and there, and a lot more equipment on offer. Below, we’ve compared the price list of the Alcazar and MG Hector Plus, to see how competitively they are priced in our market.

There are two engine choices on offer on Hyundai Alcazar. The first one is a 2.0-litre NA petrol unit (159 PS/191 Nm), while the second option is a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel unit (115 PS/250 Nm). Both powerplants can be had with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Hyundai offers the Alcazar in both 6-seat and 7-seat configurations. The SUV also gets plenty of segment-first features, like a 10.25-inch multi-display digital cluster, blind-view monitor, integrated air-purifier (with AQI display), second-row wireless smartphone charging (6-seater only), and folding tables behind first-row seats.

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Hyundai Alcazar price list
Variant Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Prestige 7-seater MT petrol Rs. 16.30 lakh
Prestige 6-seater MT petrol Rs. 16.45 lakh
Prestige (O) 7-seater AT petrol Rs. 17.93 lakh
Platinum 7-seater MT petrol Rs. 18.22 lakh
Platinum (O) 6-seater AT petrol Rs. 19.56 lakh
Signature 6-seater MT petrol Rs. 18.71 lakh
Signature (O) 6-seater AT petrol Rs. 19.85 lakh
Prestige 7-seater MT diesel Rs. 16.53 lakh
Prestige (O) 7-seater AT diesel Rs. 18.01 lakh
Prestige 6-seater MT diesel Rs. 16.68 lakh
Platinum 7-seater MT diesel Rs. 18.45 lakh
Platinum (O) 6-seater AT diesel Rs. 19.79 lakh
Signature 6-seater MT diesel Rs. 18.94 lakh
Signature (O) 6-seater AT diesel Rs. 20 lakh

MG Hector Plus also has two engine options on offer – a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol motor (143 PS/250 Nm) and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel mill (170 PS/350 Nm). The petrol engine also comes with a mild-hybrid system on select trims, which helps improve the fuel economy.

The 1.5L petrol engine is available with three transmission options – a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed DCT, and a CVT. The mild-hybrid version, however, comes exclusively with the manual gearbox. As for the 2.0L diesel engine, it also gets a 6-speed manual gearbox option only.

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MG Hector Plus price list
Variant Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Style MT 7-seater petrol Rs. 13.62 lakh
Super hybrid MT 7-seater petrol Rs. 15.12 lakh
Smart DCT 6-seater petrol Rs. 17.49 lakh
Smart CVT 6-seater petrol Rs. 17.49 lakh
Sharp hybrid MT 6-seater petrol Rs. 18.12 lakh
Sharp DCT 6-seater petrol Rs. 19.17 lakh
Sharp CVT 6-seater petrol Rs. 19.17 lakh
Style MT 7-seater diesel Rs. 15.03 lakh
Super MT 7-seater diesel Rs. 16.13 lakh
Super MT 6-seater diesel Rs. 16.37 lakh
Smart MT 7-seater diesel Rs. 17.99 lakh
Smart MT 6-seater diesel Rs. 18.09 lakh
Select MT 7-seater diesel Rs. 18.80 lakh
Sharp MT 6-seater diesel Rs. 19.60 lakh

Both Hyundai Alcazar and MG Hector Plus are loaded to the brim with features, but the Alcazar has a lot more on offer. The Hyundai SUV is more expensive as well, and it doesn’t get a mild-hybrid option, but still, but it emerges as the better option here.

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