AutoQ: Bajaj Chetak Relaunch, Datsun Go 2019 Review & More
AutoQ is our weekly round-up of the latest stories about the automotive industry.
1. Connected Vehicles Use the Internet, Does That Make Them Hackable?
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2. Bajaj Relaunches Chetak Scooter in Electric Avatar, No Prices Yet
Bajaj Auto is the latest manufacturer to enter the growing electric vehicle market in India, with a brand that is iconic in its history. The company is bringing back the Chetak scooter, this time in an electric avatar for the Indian consumers, which will be available from early 2020 onwards.
The new Chetak, it packs an IP67 rated high-tech lithium-ion battery with Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (NCA) cells. It will let you ride in two modes - eco and sport with 95km and 85km range respectively.
Its headlamps mirror the design of a horseshoe and get DRLs but more importantly, we like the clean digital console which shares riding information and battery life remaining in the scooter. Bajaj mentioned that it will be priced below Rs 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom) and will most likely come to the market by early next year.
Read the full story here.
3. Datsun Go and Go Plus CVT Review: Affordable ‘Real’ Automatics?
Remember the Datsun Go and Go Plus? These cars got a major update last year and just a year later, Datsun has added automatic transmissions to the lineup. The thing is, in the segment the Datsun Go and Go Plus compete in, its main competitors come with automated manual transmissions or AMTs. Datsun, though, has chosen to drop in a constantly variable transmission or CVT – which is among the smoothest types of automatic gearboxes one can get.
The Quint was recently in Chennai to drive the updated Datsun twins – the five-seat Go and the seven-seat Go Plus equipped with an X-Tronic CVT transmission. This is the same gearbox that goes into the Renault Duster petrol automatic, the Nissan Sunny automatic and Micra automatic among others.
Read here to know what's new with the Datsun Go and Go Plus CVT.
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