Toyota Vios set to launch in India at Auto Expo 2018

first_imgToyota will launch a new compact sedan in India, with its unveiling set to take place at the next year’s Auto Expo. The all new Toyota Vios will mark the company’s entry in the compact sedan segment in India. However, the Vios that will come to India will most likely be in its 3rd generation when it comes to India as Toyota will unveil the new generation Vios at the Auto Expo 2018. Toyota recently launched the Vios facelift in Thailand.Engine:The India-bound Toyota Vios will come with only a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 106 bhp of peak power and 140 Nm of peak torque, mated to a new seven-speed CVT gearbox that the company plans to introduce in their upcoming models. This new gearbox is seen in the Vios launched in Thailand recently. Moreover, the new Toyota Vios will also come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The new Vios will come in 4 trim levels-  J, E, G and S.Toyota ViosDesign:The upcoming Toyota Vios will get a redesigned front grille and LED headlamps. While the base and mid-range trims will get Bi-LED headlamps, the top end variant will most likely get complex-LED headlamps in the front. The base model of the Toyota Vios will also get a back-up camera, similar to the upcoming Corolla Altis.Toyota ViosFeatures:On the inside, the upcoming Toyota Vios will get a touchscreen infotainment system, ABS with EBD, traction control, ISOFIX for child seats and dual airbags as standard.Toyota ViosDimensions:The upcoming Toyota Vios will come with a wheelbase of 2550 mm and measures 4,410mm in length, 1,700mm in width and 1,475mm in height and a ground clearance of 147mm.advertisementToyota ViosCompetition:The upcoming Toyota Vios will compete against the likes of  Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna in India.  Toyota ViosPrice:We expect the Toyota Vios to come for a price range of Rs 7 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 11 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).Toyota ViosALSO READ: Toyota to launch new Touring Sport variant of the Innova Crysta in AprilALSO READ: Toyota Corolla Altis facelift set for March 15 launchALSO READ: Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crystalast_img read more

War not option to deal with Kashmir issue Pak FM Qureshi

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that war is not an option to deal with the Kashmir issue amidst fresh Indo-Pak tensions over New Delhi revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. His remarks came at a time when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been repeatedly threatening the possibility of a nuclear war with India over Kashmir after his efforts to internationalise the matter failed to gain any traction. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Asserting that abrogation of Article 370 was its internal matter, India has strongly criticised Pakistan for making “irresponsible statements” and provocative anti-India rhetoric over issues internal to it. In an interview to BBC Urdu published on Saturday, Qureshi said Pakistan never followed an aggressive policy and always preferred peace, adding that the current government of Pakistan has repeatedly offered India to start talks because the two nuclear armed neighbours cannot take the risk of going on a war. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday War was not option to deal with the issue of Kashmir, the Pakistani foreign minister emphasised. He reiterated that Kashmir is an international issue and not just a bilateral affair between Pakistan and India. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. In an opinion piece in The New York Times on Thursday, Prime Minister Khan again warned that if the world does nothing to stop India’s decision on Kashmir, the two nuclear-armed countries will get ever closer to a “direct military confrontation”. Khan said when he was elected prime minister last August, one of his foremost priorities was to work for lasting and just peace in South Asia. But he says that all his efforts to start a dialogue for peace were rebuffed by India. India has not been engaging with Pakistan since an attack on the Air Force base at Pathankot in January of 2016 by Pakistan-based terrorists, maintaining that talks and terror cannot go together. Earlier this year, tensions flared up between India and Pakistan after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammed killed 40 CRPF personnel in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. Amid mounting outrage, the Indian Air Force carried out a counter-terror operation, hitting the biggest JeM training camp in Balakot, deep inside Pakistan on February 26.last_img read more

Canada Set To Face Cuba In World Cup Qualifier

Cuba hosts Canada in a World Cup qualifying game Friday at Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana. Kickoff is 2 p.m., with a midday forecast of 31C and the potential of thunderstorms and humidity making it feel more like 42C.“Welcome to the wonderful world of hospitality in the World Cup,” said TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos, a former Canadian international.“This is done for one reason and one reason only — to give them (Cubans) a competitive advantage,” deVos said of the unusual weekday start time. “If that’s the difference between a 1-0 victory or a 1-1 draw, then they’re going to go to whatever length they have to, to make sure they get the result.“That’s what it would mean to them to qualify for the World Cup.”Friday’s match (2 p.m., Sportsnet) kicks off the third round of qualifying for Brazil 2014. The top two teams of Canada’s group, which also includes Panama and Honduras, will advance to the final round to be played in 2013.Away games in the midday heat are not uncommon for Canada, which competes in the CONCACAF region, comprising North and Central America and the Caribbean. Same goes for those at high altitude, whether it be Mexico City or Tegucigalpa in Honduras, where the visitors struggle to catch their breath and battle fatigue due to the thinness of the air.But at least once there’s been a distinct home-field advantage for the Maple Leaf. On Sept. 14, 1985, the Canucks qualified for the first — and to date only — time by defeating the warm-weather Hondurans 2-1 on a cold day on a bumpy pitch in St. John’s, Nfld.Cuba, the No. 145 team in the world according to rankings out Wednesday, is even more of a long-shot to reach Brazil than the No. 77 Canadians. But that doesn’t put them above doing everything possible to get an edge.DeVos, who played 49 games for Canada including three World Cup qualifying cycles, said it’s just part of doing business in CONCACAF. He recalls everything from midday kickoffs to fire alarms going off in the hotel in the middle of the night and buses being late to take the team to games.“That’s the world of international football,” deVos said. “You understand when you’re going into places like Mexico, Cuba, Honduras, Panama, you’re going into the lion’s den and, as a competitor, you love that.”Still, deVos wishes Canada would adopt a similar strategy for its home games, making it “uncomfortable for the opposition” by scheduling matches against teams from warmer countries later in the year in colder cities.By contrast, deVos recalls qualifying for the 2002 World Cup when Canada faced Trinidad and Tobago at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium. As the teams came out on the field, a reggae band was playing, he said.“We rolled out the red carpet to make them feel at home,” deVos said of the prelude to a 2-0 victory by Trinidad. “That’s unheard of.“We go to Mexico and the Barenaked Ladies or Tragically Hip aren’t on the field to make us feel at home. It’s frustrating to say the least.”While the heat and humidity will have an impact on the players from both sides, it’s only logical that the Canadians will feel it more as the visitors.It’s a lot easier to become dehydrated in such weather, especially if your body is not used to it, and that can lead to fatigue, muscle cramps, headaches and bigger issues, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. In a 90-minute game in which only three substitutes can be used, the impact on a team, especially in the match’s late stages, could influence the final result.Studies show that acclimatization to such heat takes days or even weeks. So, the key for the Canadians, who left for Cuba Wednesday afternoon, is to do all they can to mitigate the impact by increasing their intake of water and electrolyte-rich sports drinks such as Gatorade in the days leading up to the match. On the day of the game, they need even more of it, experts say.“From the minute they get up (on game day) we tell them you have to make sure you’re starting to hydrate because in soccer there’s not too many chances once the game starts like there is in hockey or football where guys get to take a break when they got off the ice or the field,” said Carmelo Lobue, head athletic therapist with Toronto FC for its six-season existence.Lobue, who was with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts for five seasons before joining TFC, said that when facing heat and humidity at home, or encountering it or altitude on the road, the key is ensuring players don’t underestimate its impact on them. Adequate hydration, proper diet and sufficient sleep are vital, he said.“They may think they’re used to it but you can easily find out when it’s too late that you should have done more to take care and prepare,” he said.Weather can also dictate how the game is played from the opening whistle.“Going forward and pressing really hard, I think that’s not really an option for long periods,” Canadian goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld said when asked the impact the heat and humidity in Havana might have on his side’s tactics. “So, we’ve go to be really smart about it and pick our moments.”Defender Andre Hainault, who plays his home games in the Texas heat with Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo, said a recent training camp in Florida will help the Canadians be ready, along with proper eating and hydration this week.“I do have red hair and freckles, so heat and humidity is not really my climate,” Hainault quipped. “It’s not going to be pleasant for anyone.”Source: Toronto Star read more