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An affordable electric car that promises an eco-friendly drive through the neighbourhood without the worrying about the fuel prices.

  • Comfort

    You’ll be surprised to know how comfortable the e2o is, by electric car standards. Has enough room even at the rear

  • Performance

    Performance from a battery-powered car? You must be joking.

  • Cool

    Well, if you have friends who talk about the melting icebergs over coffee, you’ll be their hero.

  • Quality

    Except the panel gaps on the exterior, the rest feels fine

  • Handling

    Handling is not what you’ll be looking at, from an electric car, right?

  • Practicality

    Small, easy to drive and especially easy to park. All the practicality that you want within city limits

  • Running costs

    Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It doesn’t have an engine to burn fuel, remember? Little bit of electricity is all that it asks for

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The Volkswagen Polo, since its India launch, has seen four different engines – the 1.2-litre three-pot petrol and diesel, the 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol (now discontinued), and the turbocharged 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol in the GT TSi. Today, VW’s introduced the fifth mill in the form of the 1.6-litre diesel engine in the GT TDI.

This is the same engine as the one seen on the Vento, a 1,598cc four-pot diesel which makes 103bhp and 250Nm of torque – which, rather interestingly, is only 4bhp off the Mercedes A-Class diesel’s output, while matching it on the torque front. There’s some food for thought, right there, eh TopGearheads?

Unlike the TSi-powered GT’s seven-speed DSG auto, the GT TDI gets a five-speed manual ‘box.

Available as a single fully-loaded variant, the GT TDI’s equipment list reads pretty much the same as that of the GT TSi – 15-inch ‘Estrada’ alloys, GT badging, ‘Milan’ fabric upholstery, auto climate control, double-DIN stereo with aux-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, steering-mounted controls, aluminium-finished pedals and rear parking sensors are standard.

This is now the most expensive Polo in the line-up, priced at Rs 8.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Would you have a sporty Polo diesel over a sporty Polo petrol?

The Mitsubishi ASX has been updated for the 2014 model year, gaining extra equipment, mechanical tweaks and revised prices.

Four of the six available ASX variants are now cheaper than before, with the entry-level front-wheel-drive petrol manual down $1000 to $24,990 and the flagship Aspire all-wheel-drive diesel auto down $3000 to $33,490.

Mitsubishi Australia has added 17-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille garnish, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera displayed in a 6.1-inch screen to the three base-spec ASX variants (2WD petrol manual, 2WD petrol CVT and 4WD diesel auto).

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The updated high-grade ASX Aspire variants (2WD petrol CVT, 4WD petrol CVT and 4WD diesel auto) gain the MMCS infotainment system with seven-inch touchscreen and satellite navigation, as well as black roof rails and, for the 2WD model, a panoramic sunroof (previously standard on 4WD).

All models benefit from a reshaped rear bench seat base for added passenger comfort.

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Revisions have also been made to the suspension and the shape of the door mirrors, promising improved ride and handling and NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) levels respectively.

Fine-tuning of the 110kW/197Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine has improved emissions incrementally, while the old 110kW/300Nm 1.8-litre diesel engine has now been discontinued and replaced by the 110kW/360Nm 2.2-litre diesel that launched locally last month.

 

Mitsubishi ASX manufacturer’s list prices:

  • ASX petrol 2WD manual – $24,990 (-$1000)
  • ASX petrol 2WD CVT – $26,990 (-$1250)
  • ASX diesel 4WD auto – $31,990 (no change)
  • ASX Aspire petrol 2WD CVT – $31,490 (+$250)
  • ASX Aspire petrol 4WD CVT – $33,490 (-$1500)
  • ASX Aspire diesel 4WD auto – $33,490 (-$3000)