With India’s continuously humming automobile scene, it could get difficult to hold track of all the upcoming launches and activities at instances. To help maintain your calendar up to date right here’s the list of automobile events scheduled for this week from August 21 to 27:

Korean carmaker Hyundai will reveal today’s iteration of its popular Verna sedan on Tuesday. While the business enterprise is saving some details for the release, OVERDRIVE has learned that the 2017 Hyundai Verna can be had in 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engine options with extended gasoline performance and no smaller engine alternative as earlier. Both engine options will come in six trims, each with 7 frame color options. Other new capabilities within the Verna are the ventilated front seats, cooled glove field, sunroof, and the smart beginning boot. Hyundai’s first launch because the new GST regime got here into effect, pricing on the brand new Verna could prove vital in showing its approach.

Alongside its new product release, Triumph Motorcycles India has also organized another version of the Triumph Tiger Trails Academy occasion for its clients at Aamby Valley, Maharashtra. The event specializes in displaying customers the capabilities of the British motorbike maker’s adventure bikes below the Tiger line whilst also schooling them on the exceptional ways of tackling the off-street trails astride these machines. The instructor at this year’s Academy can be Raid-de-Himalaya rally founder Vijay Parmar.

The release of the 2017 Triumph Street Scrambler carefully follows the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, which was launched in India on July’s quit. While the corporation had now not earlier discovered the motorbike it’s far launching on Wednesday, OVERDRIVE became able to confirm that the new bike is indeed the Street Scrambler, which shares its mechanicals with its 900cc parallel-twin powered current traditional sibling, the Triumph Street Twin. The Triumph Street Scrambler gets cord-spoken wheels wherein the front now measures 19 inches, off-road capable Metzeler Tourance tires, taller rear suspension, and an excessive-set two-into-one aspect slung scrambler exhaust. While the pricing could be discovered at launch, we have learned that the Triumph Street Scrambler will cost around Rs 8.1 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).


The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS launched in India at a fee of Rs 24.62 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). Previous iterations of the Skoda Octavia RS have enjoyed popularity among lovers and were regarded as terrific handlers other than providing a slight performance punch and sporty styling. However, and not using overall performance-focused editions of different sedans in its segment, this third-era 230PS Skoda Octavia RS is the best desire if you are seeking out the equal. A similar ‘section by way of itself’ is the Volkswagen Polo GTI, the simplest 192PS warm hatch, which charges Rs 19.Nine lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS was launched in India at a rate of Rs 24.Sixty-two lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). Previous iterations of the Skoda Octavia RS have loved reputation amongst lovers. They have been regarded as fantastic handlers apart from offering a moderate overall performance punch and sporty styling. However, and not using performance-focused editions of different sedans in its section, this third-generation 230PS Skoda Octavia RS is the only desire to search out the equal. A similar ‘segment via itself’ is the Volkswagen Polo GTI, the simplest 192PS warm hatch, which prices Rs 19.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

At 4,689mm, the Skoda Octavia RS is 19mm longer than the 1.8 TSI Style Plus variation and 20mm taller. The former’s wheelbase is 9mm shorter than the Skoda Octavia 1.Eight. The Octavia RS weighs 1,418kg that is 42kg extra than its 1.Eight TSI siblings. This brought weight negates the electricity advantage of the new motor, as we can see below. Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Polo is shorter by using a meter, thinking about its far a hatchback, and weighs 1.273kg.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol TSI engine within the Skoda Octavia RS produces 230PS of energy, which results in a strength to weight ratio of almost 130PS in line with a ton. This a smidge decrease than the 131PS in keeping with a ton at the lighter Skoda 1.8 TSI. The 1.8-liter TSI engine at the VW Polo GTI produces 192PS, main to a far higher 151PS in step with a ton. However, the Octavia RS wins out at the torque front with 350Nm, whilst the opposite produces a similar 250Nm.

All this electricity isn’t really worth whatever if it doesn’t reach the wheels. The Polo GTI and the Octavia 1.8 each come kitted with a seven-pace DSG computerized gearbox and paddle shifters in the back of the steerage wheel. The RS, in the meantime, functions as a six-pace computerized gearbox. The trade-in gearing can also result appreciably in response phrases, but how this vehicle behaves may be clean as soon as we get our fingers on it.


Traction is a chief issue in better overall performance, and the Skoda Octavia RS wins this one with wider 225-section tires sitting on large 17-inch rims than its 1.8 TSI sibling. The Polo’s tires are near featuring a 215-section. However, they have 16-inch rims. What will upload to the grip is the stance of the automobile. At 141mm, the floor clearance of the Octavia RS is 9mm decrease than its sibling, meaning the automobile contains its weight in the floor’s direction, which doubtlessly reduces its frame roll thru short cornering maneuvers.

Price-sensible, the Rs 24.62 lakh cost of the Skoda Octavia RS makes it the best-priced automobile in this contrast, and the Volkswagen Polo GTI, which acquired a price-cut, is the cheapest at Rs 19. Nine lakh and the Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI Style Plus costs Rs 20.Nine lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). So whilst the price advantage can be in favor of the Polo GTI, the Skoda Octavia brings with it the posh and standing of a sedan in addition to the torquey motor and sportier dynamics that may make it quicker. How nicely every goes around a track stays to be seen.

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