Skoda Superb Hatchback Review & Test Drive

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Skoda Superb Overview

The 2020 Skoda Superb facelift is expected to launch in the second quarter of the next calendar year and the Czech carmaker is also evaluating the prospects of bringing in the plug-in hybrid variant for the Indian market. In terms of design, the 2020 Skoda Superb remains largely similar to the current model, save for the tweaked bumpers. The new bumpers have marginally added to its length, by 8 mm to 4,869 mm. However, its other dimensions remain unchanged. That said, the new Superb will be offered with some updated fitments. It gets sleek all-LED headlights along with daytime running lights and new position lights which now are stacked closer to the grille.

It also gets 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels and the colours Crystal Black and Race Blue have been added to the range of customisation options. On the inside, there are new chrome highlights on the instrument panel and door trims and the seat covers on the Ambition and Style variants are new as well. The Virtual Cockpit is optional and buyers can choose from three different infotainment systems, two of which also offer a navigation function. In the global market, the SmartLink technology comes as standard for all of the systems and enables access to smartphone apps via the infotainment system’s display. A SIM card provides Internet access, a Wi-Fi hotspot and access to the Skoda Connect mobile online services. The L&K version is fitted with a Canton sound system as standard.Check for Skoda Superb price in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.

The plug-in-hybrid variant uses the 1.4-Litre TSI petrol engine which we have seen in the Audi A4 and it will be coupled with an electric motor to churn out 215 bhp in amalgamation. The all-electric range is up to 55 km and up to 850 km can be covered when combined with the petrol engine. The hybrid powertrain uses a lithium-ion high-voltage battery which is positioned in the chassis floor in front of the rear axle. Skoda offers the Superb with a range of engine and transmission options to choose from. However, the other two options which are likely to be on sale in India are the 2.0-litre diesel and petrol engines. All the three powertrains are expected to be mated to the seven-speed DSG gearbox and will be BS6 complaint since they will launch after the emission norms will kick in.

Skoda Superb Style

Extensively redesigned now, the Skoda Superb is sharper to look at. It’s based on the vision C concept showcased at the Geneva motor show 2014 and does not depart much from the concept style. The saloon feels big enough to take on the likes of BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and almost indistinguishable from the old car.

The modern looking grille along with the completely new headlamps and taillights appear totally in line with the new design theme that we earlier saw on the Skoda Octavia. The car is based on the modular MQB platform and weighs 75kg less than the car it replaces. The list of Skoda Superb colours on offer includes Candy White, Magnetic Brown Metallic, Black Magic Pearl Effect and Business Grey Metallic.

Skoda Superb Space

The car seen elsewhere in the world utilises an all-black scheme for interiors with minimum amount of chrome (comparing with the earlier car). The Indian version however employs a beige and black scheme along with beige leather combination. There’s an ambient lightening control to match your mood and driving style.The car would wrap you in luxury like none other and is extremely well kitted. There are clever spaces everywhere, the most impressive one being the Rolls-Royce inspired brolly in the door, nicely hidden at the driver’s side. All passengers get tons of space, the rear seats can be folded to reveal 1760-litres of boot space.To know more importance on Skoda Superb  check Resultmag

All latest gadgetry like MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and park assist, 6.5-inch touchscreen Sat-Nav system and driving modes make it into the top variant of the car.

Skoda Superb Gearbox

At the heart of the Superb is a 1.8-litre TSI petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. While we got to sample only the 177bhp churning petrol version and might I say it’s eager and willing and comfortable too. It soaks up all the undulations and though it also comes with a ‘smart’ differential for the front wheels, the softness of the suspension doesn’t really make it stand out. That said, the ride quality cannot be faulted and though it’s the ‘Made-for-Indian-roads’ version, the ride quality is absolutely sublime. The petrol version is made available with both the manual and the 7-speed DSG while the diesel is only available with a DSG box.

The DSG is one such gearbox that puts the fun in driving an automatic and there are many examples of it in the market now. There was no doubt that the Superb won’t be available in it and that’s what makes all the difference. While wading through traffic around the roads of Mangalore, it does a great job of just making you relax and take you through the mundaneness of it all. While the 4 cylinders murmur in such conditions, they start to sing when you put your foot down.

There’s 250Nm of torque available from as low as 1250rpm and the 7-speed DSG helps you use every bit of it to your advantage. If you’re the kind of person who wants to take matters into his/her own hands, well, you have the Tiptronic for manual gear changes but then again, if you are a paddle shifters kind of person, there’s that too. There might be a millisecond of a delay in changing gears but clearly, I don’t want to complain and then be called petty minded. Gear changes are snappy and your fingers start working their way through them like a musician on a fiddle.

For the gearbox, your command is like an order from the king which has to be adhered to. The interesting part about this is that there is hardly any electronic intervention and the auto box will let you rev and push the needle over the redline till about 6500rpm. Sometimes it just makes you happy that the electronics don’t take you to be a moron and this car just lets you do what you want and probably, like a patient parent, says “Give him some time, he’ll learn.”

Skoda Superb Driving

According to the Skoda Superb reviews the car exceeds expectations in terms of performance and the wide range of engines on offer makes it an overall very attractive flexible package on offer. The handling of the Skoda Superb 2016 is not its strongest area but driving modes available does offer some level of support in the ride and handling department and make it quite flexible in that area.

Skoda Superb Safety

The Skoda Superb has 6 airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), Electronic Stability Control, electronic differential lock, reverse parking sensors and other features standard across the product portfolio.

Skoda Superb Cost in Hyderabad

Skoda Superb On Road Price is 36,97,106/- and Ex-showroom Price is 30,99,000/- in Hyderabad. Skoda Superb comes in 6 colours, namely Magic Black,Magnetic Brown,Amethyst Royal,Candy White,Rosso Brunello,Lava Blue. Skoda Superb comes with FWD with 1798 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 178 bhp@4000-6200 rpm and Peak Torque 320 Nm@1450-3900 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at Electro-Mechanic Power Steering . Skoda Superb comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Skoda Superb Final Thought

The car’s the best value for money package on offer out there. Has a traditional rock solid build quality. Buy the car lest you wish to complain that you are not being pampered too much.The Skoda Superb variants are available in Style and L&K trims, we consider the Style automatic the best value for money package regardless of the engine that you wish to go for.

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Time Management While Filing For H1B Visa Petition

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Every year the Filing H1B Visa Petition can be done only from 1st April. Candidate can start applying after start of April month.

It is better to plan from January and get your things right, so that you can apply for H1B visa petition for your wanted fiscal year. Preparation and time management for H1-B visa focuses on how to plan for H1B visa filling.

Filing H1B Visa Petition season starts on April 1st of every year. Usually USCIS starts accepting H1B visa petitions for next fiscal year starting from April 1st of the current year.

What it means is that USCIS will start to accept H1B Visa petitions for fiscal year 2015 starting from April 1st, 2014. Based on previous experience, the H1B Visa 2015 filing date would be April 1st, unless USCIS makes any dramatic changes to the start date.

Time Management for H1B visa has to be planned in such a way that candidate can start the preparation for the H1B application filing two and half months earlier.

A. January – Job Search, List H1B sponsor

B. February – Accept Offer, H1B sponsor

C. March – Legal Work, LCA Send to USSIC

Filing for H1B visa is a very lengthy and tricky process because it is filed by the company, so the candidate has to wait till the company files and gets the visa approval. Taking help of consultancy at such time is advisable but there has to be guarantee of the firm being genuine.

If the candidate has exact list of documents which are needed and the exact costing behind it then it would help in saving time. Fake Consultancy Company can trick out and lock the personal documents with them later on blackmailing.

Make the stack of documents needed but not the originals because the USCIS demands to submit the copy of the original documents.

Filing H1B Visa Petition :

A. Documents required to apply for H1B are:

B. Copy of all educational certificates along with mark sheet

C. Copy of Degree award certificates

D. Copy of Passport

E. Copy of latest Resume

F. Copy of previous W2 tax forms if paying tax

G. Copy of your driving license or state ID

H. Copy of your Social Security Card

If degree from US:

A. Transcript and degree award certificate.

B. Copy of I-20

C. I-94

D. Work experience certificates

E. Copy of previous H1B approval notice and I-797 form

F. Report of work evaluation

G. Education evaluations report

The big relief here is the application filing cost. It would be paid by the employer so the candidate need not worry about it. With the start of the march the candidate has to convince the respected company to submit the application.

Time Management for H1-B visa suggests that beginning of the March is the time candidate needs to work with employer and their attorney for filing H1B petition. The candidate needs to send the documents; usually only scan copies of the documents are requested by attorney.For more info on H1B Visa  check Rbts

The procedure to submit the documents to USCIS is generally through mail. This is the time when the candidate needs to work with attorney and have it ready so that they file for candidate’s LCA during the running week itself.

There has to be no laziness while filing the petition because it would take a week. So keep a follow up with the company on the filing of the petition. Second week of March the candidate needs to check with the attorney and employer whether they have the required documents and make sure everything is on track.

This is the busiest time for employers and attorneys. If everything went well and your attorney has all the paperwork, there is no activity for you. Just keep tabs on everything so that you don’t hear last minute surprises. With the end of month of March there is no such heavy activity on the shoulder of the candidate.

The candidates simply have to wait for the company to deliver your H1B visa application exactly on 1st April to USCIS. Proper Time Management for H1-B visa will benefit in getting the visa approved easily.

 

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Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe First Look Review

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Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe Overview

Mercedes-Benz has claimed a massive fan base in India, with a build royalty that few brands have ever displayed before. Although its niche of over-extraordinary luxury models have wooed countless enthusiasts in the country, the brand is constantly reinvigorating its flavour of build to cater to newer generations. A hand-picked example of this ever-flowing state of evolving architecture is the Coupe version of the premium SUV model, GLE.

Here is a vehicle that combines two systems of design that are supposed to be at odds with each other. On one hand, the Coupe brings a masculine and powerful visual figure to the mind of the viewer, seeming to cast its menace over any street where it prowls. At the same time, it has been effectively undercut with softer, plush themes, giving it a well balanced, feminine theme. making it easier for you to understand where this vehicle scores big and where it loses out.Check for Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe price in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.

Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe Design

As you might expect, the new GLE43 looks quite similar to the outgoing GLE400. In front, we see a comparable fascia, with downturned headlights set with daytime running lights across the top of the housings. Between the headlights is a fine black mesh grille divided by two sets of twin wings that stretch across the horizontal plane.The lower bumper was tweaked a bit, with enlarged intakes and a sharper lower lip the appears to hug the ground a little more tightly. The brushed-metal look skid plate is retained, offsetting the lowest edge of the crossover. Up top, the hood gets the same drawn back character lines as before, suggesting a sinewy, muscle-bound pose.To my eye, the front end still has that characteristic SUV “boldness,” but presents itself with a little more sportiness than before.

Moving to the flanks, the aesthetic is more or less a carryover. The shoulder line and lower character line lend it a bit of a visual rake, drawing the eye back towards the plumped-up rear fenders. Per SUV tradition, the roofline is flat and straight, unlike its coupe sibling, and the hatch forms hard angles that drop into the rear. The taillights once again wrap around into the fenders using horizontal graphics. Above are brushed metal-look roof rails.The wheels shown in these press images depict an open five-spoke design, which is similar in appearance to the rollers used on the outgoing GLE models, albeit a bit larger. Sizing looks like it comes in at 20 or 21 inches in diameter.Speaking of sizing, we expect the AMG GLE43 to have the identical curb weight and dimensions as the GLE400. For reference, we’ve provided that information in the table below.

Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe Cabin

The interiors of the Mercedes GLE 450 AMG are the standard fare ones seen on the normal GLE. It goes without saying, quality is top notch everywhere and finding even one substandard quality button is difficult. The black interiors add that touch of sportiness but at the same time make the interiors feel less roomy. Again, like the exteriors, the interiors do not have AMG branding at any place which does make one feel a little odd. An AMG branded steering wheel or AMG badging on the dashboard would have been a nice touch.

The rear seats are good for two passengers however legroom and headroom is at a slight premium. The sloping roofline is to be blamed for the slight lack of headroom. The front seats are scooped to give that extra bit of room to the rear passengers. However, this car isn’t the one for primarily chauffeur driven customers. It is more suited to the ones who drive themselves. Like most European cars, the boot is very spacious and with the spare wheel neatly tucked in under the boot floor, there’s nothing to eat into the boot space either.

The infotainment system screen is well integrated into the dashboard and doesn’t look out of place as is the case with some cars from Mercedes-Benz. However, in the age of touch-screens, it is surprising that the GLE 450 doesn’t get one. Instead, one has to use the buttons located on the centre console and it does take some time getting used to. There are five driving modes – Winter, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. Another neat trick is the 180 degree camera which is particularly useful while parking the car as the rearward visibility isn’t too good.

Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe Performance

The 2996cc twin turbo petrol unit under the hood of the GLE coupe is a collection of some of Merc’s best high-tech features, all roped in to create one fine package. It is a reduced capacity iteration of Merc’s old 3.5-litre V6 which did duty in the E350. The engine’s bore and stroke have changed from 92.6 x 86.0mm to 88.0 x 82.1mm. This motor features variable valve timing, direct injection and two turbochargers. It uses third generation piezo injectors from Bosch and they can open five times per firing cycle and are precisely controlled to burn only the exact amount of fuel required according to the throttle position, gear position, engine and road speed. Making 362bhp and 520Nm of torque from as low 2000rpm this motor delivers instant responses.To know more info on Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe visit Stsoft

Step on the accelerator and the motor feels smooth and well-balanced. There is loads of grunt from the word go and the motor makes light work of the 2270kg kerb weight. At full throttle the motor comes in its own and it pushes you back in the well padded seats as it gains speed in a linear manner. Take-off is very strong and thanks to the 315 section rear tyres traction is unbelievable. As a result, performance figures are more than impressive. Acceleration from rest takes you to 100kph in one seamless rush and it just takes 6.02 seconds. Keep the throttle pinned down another seven seconds and you’ll snarl past 150kph! What makes all this power so accessible is that the new 9-speed automatic works well with this motor.

It shifts seamlessly in comfort mode and the gearshifts become fast enough in sport mode for spirited driving. With all that power, what’s also impressive is that stability around long corners is fantastic too. The long wheelbase, wide stance and wide tyres give it huge amounts of grip, and there’s almost no shifting around, even at really high speeds. The Coupe also has the ability to sit calmly on the road even with the speedo wound all the way around. In the tighter stuff all that girth can get a bit unnerving initially. But with more time behind the wheel you realise that this Merc is quite adept in this environment too. Of course, there’s no getting away from all that mass, especially when it comes to successive corners and the brakes take a hammering too if you drive it hard for a considerable period of time. So while this is no Porsche Macan, it surprisingly still is a fun car to drive hard.

Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe Driving

What’s immediately likeable about the GLE 450 is that every ride is not going to conclude with a potential visit to the chiropractor unlike a certain smaller AMG SUV. The GLE 450 rides on self levelling air suspension that has been tuned to feel closer to a full AMG rather than a run-of-the-mill GLE. It’s quite supple in Comfort mode but nowhere close to as soft as a stock GLE. As you move into Sport mode, the suspension drops by 15mm and becomes a little firmer while Sport+ lowers it by a whole 55mm and firms it up even more. Pleasantly, even Sport+ isn’t rock hard and I found it quite a joy to use on the smooth road to Aamby Valley.With 275-section tyres up front and gigantic 325-section rears, the GLE 450 AMG Coupe has a huge amount of traction. With so much grip and all-wheel drive, traction control almost never cuts in, but when it does it cuts power significantly until the system thinks the car is back under control.

The ESP system in this car is tuned more like that of a standard road car and when engaged, it is more intrusive than something you’d find on an AMG sportscar. It is a very large car though and can only hide its mass so much. After a few minutes of hard driving, I found the brake pedal starting to get soft in the battle to slow the beast down. The GLE is very fast but prefers to flow through the corners rather than piling in at maximum speed and torturing the brakes at every bend.The GLE 450 is comfortable enough in the real world and offers a commanding view in traffic that reduces some of the anxiety of driving such a big vehicle in a city like Mumbai. It has practical ground clearance and even has a Lift mode in the air suspension if the need to off-road ever arises. On the highway, it settles into a steady cruise but has a tendency to transfer the impact of a pothole or bump from one side of the car to the other. It’s a strange sideways jig that doesn’t change the car’s line but can definitely be felt by the passengers. It is most prevalent in Comfort mode and is one of the only issues I have with the way the GLE 450 drives.

Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe Safety

We were quite impressed with the range of facilities that the brand had incorporated to shield its occupants. From airbags to strong seatbelts to advanced aid programs such as downhill speed regulator, brake assist and many others, the car enables its occupants to enjoy a safe and peaceful ride. Out of the ordinary facilities such as reversing cameras, parking assists, an electric parking brake and many others also inundate the driver, making sure that no stone is left unturned in terms of providing a secure ride.

Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe Price In Hyderabad

Mercedes Benz AMG GLE Coupe On Road Price is 1,09,16,151/- and Ex-showroom Price is 91,87,139/- in Hyderabad. Mercedes Benz AMG GLE Coupe comes in 1 colours, namely . Mercedes Benz AMG GLE Coupe comes with AWD with 2996 CC Displacement and 6 Cylinders with Maximum Power 367 bhp@5500-6000 rpm and Peak Torque 520 Nm@2000-4200 rpm DRIVE TRAIN AWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 5.7 seconds . Mercedes Benz AMG GLE Coupe comes with Automatic Transmission with AWD .

Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 Coupe Bottomline

The GLE450 AMG Sport Coupe is a tough car to critique. On one side, you have that gorgeous body and good handling as positives. And on the other hand you have the well made but slightly boring interiors along with the firm and jittery ride as partial negatives. But being automotive journalists first and petrol heads a close second, we are willing to forgive these small follies in the light of what is possibly one of the better petrol engines we have driven in a while. And come to think of it, the GLE450 is a great value for money product too with its nearest competition, the BMW X6 priced almost Rs 30 lakh more. The final verdict is quite clear. The GLE450 AMG Sport coupe is not for everyone. But for those who want something different that will stand out is a sea of grey, black and white luxury SUVs, it is the perfect alternative!

 

 

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What You Need To Know About Mobile First Web Design

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Summer is prime house hunting season—I’m not telling you something you don’t already know. Google confirmed it when they reported that July is the month where real estate-related search terms typically spike. Combine that with the fact that 89 percent of home shoppers use mobile devices to search for homes, and I have to ask … Will your company be ready to capitalize on the 2016 selling season?

Let’s face it—using mobile devices to search the web has become a part of our everyday lives. There’s no doubt that a well-designed website that takes mobile into account is crucial in reaching today’s real estate customers, but you probably have some questions about how and why it is important.

For many, the choice comes down to designing a Mobile First website or living with what they have for the time being. Living with what is already in place may mean an app or app-like interface for mobile users. It could even mean living with a version of a website that doesn’t render properly—typically frustrating and driving away potential customers.For more info on SEO Agency for Real Estate check Realty DS.

This decision ultimately comes down to how your organization wants to engage its mobile traffic or if they are even ready to do so. This needs to be on the radar of every business owner as mobile usage continues to grow and becomes an even greater percentage of total website traffic.

With a Mobile First website design, a visitor’s mobile experience is the top priority in the structure and design of a site. The development process begins with designing a mobile site and then is designed to scale up to desktop size. That may seem like a small distinction, but it’s actually a big deal.

Design conventions for mobile sites focus on efficiency, simplicity, navigation, and ease of use on small screens; it ensures that SEO and usability best practices are followed. Finally, since the desktop and mobile versions are all the same site, mobile users will experience the same calls to action and conversions point as they would on desktop.

Put Mobile First to Reach Customers on Their Terms

Mobile design also requires considering the customer’s journey. In other words, how does a customer go from learning about your business to actually taking an action? Most modern consumers do research, read reviews, and visit social media sites before taking the next step in the home buying process.

Your Mobile design should incorporate each step of that journey in a way that fits the goals of your business. Basically, you want to make it easy for your customer to learn more through their preferred channels in addition to the content on your website.To know more information on Real Estate Advertising visit Aryavarta

As the percentage of home buyers–Millennials especially—using mobile devices to buy a home continues to grow, the importance of a Mobile First design will only grow in the coming years.

Add it all up, and you can see why having a Mobile First design has quickly become the way of the future for the 2016 home buying season and beyond.

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