Best car for hilly area like shimla within 5 lakhs. My daily run is 30 km. Please suggest me a perfect car.
The India-spec Suzuki SX4 S-Cross facelift will get the same 1.6-litre diesel motor and hopefully the new 1.0-litre turbo petrol as well. It will also have an option of Automatic Transmission.
The key difference between a manual and an automatic transmission is that the manual transmission locks and unlocks different sets of gears to the output shaft to achieve the various gear ratios, while in an automatic transmission, the same set of gears produces all of the different gear ratios. The planetary gearset is the device that makes this possible in an automatic transmission.
With the growing number of cars that have entering the Indian car market, one cannot help but notice the surge of vehicles with automatic and semi-automatic transmissions. What was once an exclusive feature offered in high-end cars is today a common offering in vehicles across various segments. Now almost every car manufacturer in India is introducing auto and semi-auto gearbox be it a hatchback, sedan, SUVs and even in the highly popular subcompact space. Some of the most commonly used gearboxes in this category include - Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) and fully-automatic transmission.So what makes these gearboxes different from each other? Let's find out.
The Automated Manual Transmission:
The Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) also knon as Semi-Automatic Transmission is not essentially an automatic or a clutch-less gearbox, but rather a manual transmission that facilitates gear changes without the need for you to press the clutch. This kind of transmission unit's mechanism involves the use of two key parts - a hydraulic actuator system and an electronic control unit that engages and disengages the clutch while executing gear shifts. Basically it is just a kit that can be added to any regular manual transmission, which makes it a low-cost solution for carmakers.
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT):
The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is the most unique clutch-less gearbox. The CVT comes with one special gear that's variable across all driving situations and can change effortlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios. This allows you to controls the engine speed or RPM for accelerating or decelerating based on you throttle action. A CVT transmission is also largely used in two-wheelers, especially scooters where acceleration and braking is the key function. Some cars also get the paddle-shifters for convenience to drivers.
Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT):
A Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) works on similar principles of an AMT, but a DCT gearbox, as the name suggest, uses two clutches instead of one. One each for odd and even gear sets that makes it more efficient gearbox than an AMT. To simply put it a DCT gearbox is more like two manual gearboxes contained into one single housing. This works like so: one clutch has an odd number gear engaged, while the computer figures out which even number gear you will need next, it has the second clutch ready to engage that gear and simply switch clutches when the time is right. Like any standard automatic gearbox, a DCT unit also comes with a simple P,R,N,and D gear selector and no clutch pedal, shifting gears on its own, or can be manually controlled, via paddle shifters or a separate gate on the gear selector.
Automatic Transmission (AT):
An Automatic Transmission as the name suggests, is a completely automated gearbox that can self-change gear ratios as the vehicle moves, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. An automatic gearbox uses three main components - fluid/hydraulic coupling, planetary gears train and hydraulic controls. A fluid/hydraulic coupling function quite similar to what a clutch does in a manual gearbox, which changes gear by locking and unlocking a system of planetary gears. Torque Converter is a commonly known hydraulic coupling or fluid coupling used in number cars with powerful engines. The second important part of an automatic gearbox is Planetary Gears Train, a system that that provide the various gear ratios, altering the speed of rotation of the output shaft depending on which planetary gears are locked. The third important component used in an automatic gearbox is hydraulic control which acts quite similar to a fluid coupling but it is typically a gear pump mounted between the torque converter and the planetary gearset and controls various clutches and bands modifying the speed of the output depending on the vehicle's running condition.
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Hey Naveen, these are the things that only a mechanic can inspect and suggest. It could be anything from the fan belt to the oil pump. We suggest you to highlight the same issue to Hyundai customer care at 1800 11 4645 as they will be the best people to give you a proper clarity in this regard. They will surely take it up. We run the risk of misdiagnosing the issue.
Hey Naveen, these are the things that only a mechanic can inspect and suggest. It could be anything from the fan belt to the oil pump.
We suggest you to highlight the same issue to Hyundai customer care at 1800 11 4645 as they will be the best people to give you a proper clarity in this regard. They will surely take it up.
We run the risk of misdiagnosing the issue.
The new generation Swift Dzire is unquestionably the best-selling compact sedan in India. It comes with two engine options i.e. the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel and 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine. Both get 5-speed manual transmissions as standard. Dzire petrol can be owned with a 4-speed automatic gearbox, while the diesel gets an optional 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT).The car gets a good list of features, including push button start, 6 speakers, electrically foldable and adjustable wing mirrors, steering mounted audio/phone controls and more. Additionally, ABS with EBD and dual airbags are available as an optional extra with every variant.
Maruti Suzuki S-CrosS- Termed as a premium crossover, the S-Cross has plenty more to offer than the usual run of the mill hatchbacks on stilts which are often positioned as a crossover. The new Maruti packed to the brim with features, has acres of cabin space and uses top-notch materials never seen on any Maruti hatchback till date.
The S-Cross is available with two engine options, a 1.3 and a 1.6 litre DDiS engine. This is the only vehicle in the Maruti Suzuki portfolio to not have a petrol motor on offer. The two engines are dubbed DDiS200 and DDiS320 respectively, where 200 and 320 represent the torque these engines generate. Here’s a quick glance at the numbers:
Engine Power Torque Gearbox Fuel Efficiency
1.3 l DDiS200 90PS 200Nm 5-Speed MT 23.65km/l
1.6 l DDiS320 120PS 320Nm 6-Speed MT 22.7km/l
The S-Cross will be available in 8 variants across 5 trims: Sigma, Sigma (O), Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The Sigma and Sigma (O) variants will only get the 1.3 litre engine.
Coming to the ride and handling aspect - Swift Dzire comes with a comfort-oriented suspension setup featuring a McPherson strut layout at the front and a torsion beam system at the rear. It feels smooth, comfortable and there are hardly any surprises. The steering is responsive and fun to use and while the overall package isn’t enthusiast-centric, it offers enough balance to make it practical, yet fun to drive. Its overall behaviour remains predictable, but the rear suspension feels a bit too soft.
The S-Cross has a relatively mature ride quality.The suspension isn’t soft and neither too stiff – in short, very much like the Swift. The car does manage to tackle potholes and broken roads with relative ease. The straight-line stability is fantastic – best from Maruti Suzuki till date. The S-Cross feels stable and eager to change direction, even during triple digit speeds. Due to the crossover-ish ground clearance of 180 mm, there is inevitable body roll when chucked fast into a corner.
Safety - Features like 3-point seatbelts, rear door child locks, a security alarm system and an engine immobilizer have been given as standard across all variants in Dzire. You also get speed-sensitive auto door locks.
All trims of the S-Cross are loaded with Anti Lock Brakes and Electronic Brake Distribution. Another great addition is disc brakes all around where the convention is to have disc brakes only at the front and drums at the rear.
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My car MS 800AC isn't responding to accelerator for some time while starting the engine and the rpm goes too low which seems it will shutdown soon. The acceleration rises up and downs automatically during the operation of vehicle on road. The problem persisting in vehicle from couple of weeks. Last service done in April 2015 at 25000kms. Now it clicked 36000kms Please suggest problem and its solution.
The problem you have mentioned is very critical and it must be checked and verified immediately. We suggest you to get it checked at the authorized workshops as they are the best people to provide you a resolution after analyzing it through various check points.
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