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Volkswagen Polo GTI Overview

Grand Touring Injection or GTI has served as the Volkswagen performance moniker for over 40 years now, with its first model, the Golf GTI widely credited with starting the ‘hot hatch’ segment. The car’s ensuing success meant that, pretty soon, other VW cars bore the GTI moniker, including the Polo. And that’s where India got its GTI introduction; in November 2016 Volkswagen launched the fifth-generation Polo GTI, imported in the three-door format. And now, with the Polo GTI moving into its sixth-generation MQB platform, we head to Spain to see just how much of a step ahead it is.

Volkswagen Polo GTI Style

To a layman, the GTI will pass of as a regular Polo because the overall body line and stance has been retained. However, there are many differences on the GTI. First of all, you get just 2 doors and the doors themselves are a bit longer now. The front fascia gets an aggressive look with the sharply styled bumper and the extremely well-detailed full LED headlamps which look terrific. The grille also gets a red strip which passes on to the headlamps. There is a lovely GTI badge and the honeycomb design on the grille looks killer. The side profile is neat and clean but you do get sportier 16-inch Salvador wheels. The rear gets dual exhaust pipes along with a black applique on the bumper. The shape of the tail lamps is unchanged but you get a lot more detailing with LED bulbs on the GTI.

Volkswagen Polo GTI Space

The Volkswagen Polo GTI interior has sporty front seats with enlarged bolster and height adjustment, while the rear seats offer a 60:40 fold function. The seat trim covers are finished in fabric ‘Clark’ with GTI signature red colour strips and stitching. There is a sporty flat-bottomed leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with ‘GTI’-inscribed red stitching and paddle shifters. The company engineers have provided a plethora of storage compartments in the hatch in the form of drawers under the front seats, sunglass, coins, card and pen holders inside the glove box, bottle holders in the front doors, map pockets at the back of the front seats, coat hooks at the rear, etc., to mention a few. The front centre console houses a 12 V outlet to charge your smartphone. It gets hill start assist, cooled glove box, start/stop system with generative braking, cruise control, climatronic air conditioning system and luggage compartment lighting. A music system with 6 speakers, and Aux-in, USB and Bluetooth connectivity is a standard feature on the hatch.

Volkswagen Polo GTI Performance

The 1.8-litre TSI unit in this car debuted in the Skoda Laura TSI and currently resides in the Octavia and Superb. In the GTI, however, it makes 12PS more and is a complete thriller! 192PS between 5,400rpm-6,200rpm and 250Nm of max torque between 1,250-5,300rpm are very impressive figures, but that’s just one side of the coin. It’s the way that power is delivered that makes this engine one of our favourites.

The power delivery is very crisp and linear. The tacho needle races to the redline, and there is no sudden surge as the boost kicks in. You expect to be shoved hard into the seat when you stamp on the accelerator pedal, but instead the car sprints ahead smoothly and keeps gathering pace at a very high rate. In fact, you have to be a bit cautious because the manner in which the car gathers pace is alarmingly deceptive. The speedo rises quickly in response to throttle inputs, and before you know it you are well past legal speeds. This is a seriously fast car, Vbox recorded 0-100kmph time of just 6.71 seconds, kind of fast! Volkswagen claims a top speed of 235kmph, and I’m confident this car will quite easily show that on the clocks.

Internationally, the car comes with the option of a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed DSG. In India, however, we get the automatic transmission, and we aren’t complaining – the gearbox is an absolute gem. Shifts are precise and arrive just when you want them. Transitions through the gears are seamless, and you don’t feel any jerks during upshifts or downshifts. Select Sports mode and the shift points are moved to the redline. The gearbox is so good in this mode that the engine is never out of the meat of its powerband. For more info on Volkswagen Polo GT visit Midasedu

Shift to D and the motor calms down. The gearbox shifts still quickly and smoothly, but engine revs won’t get very high. But then again, this is the GTI, so response to throttle inputs are quick, even in this mode. Paddle shifts are standard, further boosting the involvement on a winding road.

Volkswagen Polo GTI Driving

The Volkswagen GTI has a precise steering but I would have liked the feedback to be slightly better. It is very precise though. The car stays planted at high speeds on straights but on roads with some uneven surfaces, there is a tad loss in composure. The suspension is also stiffly set which makes sure you get better body control while the ride quality gets affected slightly. However, the ride isn’t bad at all and the GTI still feels comfortable. Braking power is sharp thanks to the all 4 discs while the grip from the 215/45/16 tyres is also very good.

Volkswagen Polo GTI Safety

Volkswagen Polo GTI features disc brakes at the front as well as rear, of which calipers are painted in a bright red paint scheme. It gets an array of high-end safety systems, such as ESC, ABS, ASR, EDL and EDTC. The company is offering 6 airbags as standard equipment in the hatch. There are 3-point seat belts at the front with height adjustment and pretensioner. The rear seats have height adjustable L-shaped head restraints and 3-point seat belts. In addition, a park distance control feature is also available, which provides the driver an acoustic warning signal for obstacles at the front and rear.

Volkswagen Polo GTI Costin Chennai

Volkswagen Polo GT On Road Price is 10,97,517/- and Ex-showroom Price is 9,58,000/- in Chennai. Volkswagen Polo GT comes in 5 colours, namely Flash Red,Reflex Silver,Copper Orange,Carbon Steel,Candy White. Volkswagen Polo GT comes with FWD with 1197 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 104 bhp@5000 rpm and Peak Torque 175 Nm@1500-4100 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Volkswagen Polo GT comes with Automatic Transmission with FWD .View offers on Polo GT at Autozhop.

Volkswagen Polo GTI Conclusion

Actually, the question is ‘Will you be able to buy one?’ VW India is in a conundrum about launching the car here. The new GTI certainly has enough to justify a premium, compared to the current one, and it’s safe to say that it will certainly enjoy more attention. But with the Polo (and the GTI) now based on the new MQB platform, the question is: Do they import it, which would mean a high price, or delay the launch until the local MQB platform (MQB A0-IN) is developed? To maintain the continuity of the brand, VW could do both – begin with an import and then move to local assembly later.

So, if and when the Polo GTI does make it here, assuming it’s sensibly priced or you have really deep pockets, should you look at it? Yes, this is a hot hatch that deserves serious consideration. While it may look all too familiar, the interior is a step ahead of the previous one, it drives fast, the gearbox is super-quick and the handling is fun enough. This isn’t to say it’s a thrill-your- pants-off kind of ride; it’s actually quite rounded off to serve as a daily driver and the ample interior space, comfortable seats and decent equipment list will be a further draw.

So as things stand, the new Polo GTI’s got a lot going for it. VW just has to make sure it gets the pricing right, and, going by the brisk sales of the reduced price GTI, there’s a handy marker for that.

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Hyundai Creta Review & First Drive

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Hyundai Creta Overview

Since its launch in 2015, the Hyundai Creta has caught the fancy of Indian buyers. It’s been a big seller from day one, and given how well the Creta has been doing, Hyundai was understandably not in a tearing hurry to launch the facelifted Creta in India. But here it is. The Creta gets a visual makeover, more features and minute changes to its mechanicals. As before, it’s available with a 1.4-litre diesel, and 1.6 petrol and diesel engines, both with manual and automatic gearbox options. With this update, Hyundai has also trimmed the variant count from seven to five. Prices have changed but with feature additions, so has the value proposition.

We got our hands on the updated Hyundai Creta in the fully-loaded 1.6-litre diesel-manual form.

Hyundai Creta Design

The Hyundai Creta gets a mid-life makeover and in its latest avatar comes across as a more handsome-looking car. Changes are more concentrated towards the front and as a result, you now get the signature cascade effect grille that looks more imposing. The projector headlight setup gets subtle tweaks as well and they no more house the LED DRLs. The lower part of the front bumper gets a faux silver skid plate that adds to the SUV appeal. The fog lamps are a size down now and the LED DRLs have been positioned near them. To know more info on Hyundai Creta  check Jsrr

At the sides, nothing much has changed save for the new 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels which have a new design. The rear looks identical to the pre-facelifted car except for the shark-fin antenna and the silver skid plate. The compact SUV is now available in two new colours – Passion Orange and Marina Blue.

Hyundai Creta Cabin

Inside the cabin, the Hyundai Creta facelift comes with an equally stylish appearance as the exterior. It gets multifunction steering wheel, analog and digital display consisting large instrument cluster and a larger touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In terms of space it comes same as the pre-facelift version. However, the addition of the sunroof in higher trim, updated seat and upholstery material along with silver accents at various places increased the premium appeal of the SUV.

Hyundai Creta Engine

The Creta comes with one petrol and two diesel engines. All are offered with six-speed manual, while the petrol and bigger diesel are made available with a six-speed automatic also. Where the Hyundai crete excels is engine refinement. The Creta diesels are so quiet, it feels like a petrol engine. The engines on the Hyundai Creta are powerful and have good enough torque.

There is more than sufficient power at almost all engine speeds. This makes it a good option to consider as driving in city traffic or even on the highway is a breeze. In terms of performance, one can overtake with ease. There isn’t much of a need to downshift. The engine is a bit sluggish at low rpms, but that bandwidth is minimal. Hyundai had recently announced that there will be no all-wheel drive version for the Creta in India. It will continue to sell the front-wheel drive version, at least for the time being.

The petrol engine returns 15.29 kmpl of mileage. The 1.4-litre CRDi engine generates 21.38 kmpl of mileage, while the 1.6-litre diesel engine returns 19.67 kmpl and 17.01 kmpl for the manual and automatic variants respectively.

Hyundai Creta Riding

Hyundai also claims to have fine-tuned the suspension setup, although the difference isn’t substantial. The suspension is still on the softer side and does well at low speeds. While most of the bumps and potholes are dismissed easily, some sharp ones do manage to filter into the cabin. The steering also continues to be light and easy to use, but doesn’t give the sense of connect you’d want at high speeds. Also, high-speed ride feels soggy and doesn’t feel as settled or composed as what you’d get in the Renault Duster or Captur.

Hyundai Creta Safety

Dual airbags and ABS with EBD are offered as standard across the range of the 2018 Hyundai Creta. However, the top-spec trim gets four additional airbags, Hill Start Assist and Vehicle Stability Management as well. Hyundai has a vast sales and service network across the country and the quality of service also has been great.

Hyundai Creta Price in Hyderabad

Hyundai Creta On Road Price is 11,24,829/- and Ex-showroom Price is 9,50,008/- in Hyderabad. Hyundai Creta comes in 8 colours, namely Red Passion,Mystic Blue,Phantom Black,Polar White Dual Tone,Sleek Silver,Polar White,Stardust,Red passion Dual Tone. Hyundai Creta comes with FWD with 1591 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 121 bhp@6400 rpm and Peak Torque 151 Nm@4850 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Hyundai Creta comes with Manual Transmission with FWD . Check for Hyundai Creta On Road Price in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.

Hyundai Creta Verdict

The 2018 Hyundai Creta gets more equipment and the minor tweaks, especially the diamond-cut alloy wheels and the new grille make it look more premium and bold. The Creta has always been a very good package and that has reflected in its sales and with this updated version, we expect the sales to shoot up even further because a good car has become better.

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Mercedes Benz B Class Facelift Review

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Mercedes Benz B Class Overview

Marketed as a compact sports tourer, the first generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class was introduced way back in 2012 for just Rs 21.49 lakh. An amount unheard of, while talking about new Mercedes cars. And this move not only brought the premium German marque within the reach for many, but pretty much kicked the hornet’s nest, resulting in a blitzkrieg of compact luxury cars in India from every other luxury car makers present in India.

The hatchback, after receiving a few nips and tucks, is back as the 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class and is offered with the same reliable 120PS, 1.6-litre petrol engine and an upgraded diesel engine. We get behind the wheels of the C200 CDI powered with a new 2.1-litre motor, straddled with 26 horses more than the outgoing engine.

Mercedes Benz B Class Style

The B-Class is instantly recognisable as a Mercedes. Its face is similar to what you see in the new C-Class. There are projectors with LED rings around them, lending a premium note to the B. Move over on to the side and you can see the B-Class facelift is a tad longer than the older one. This is because the new car really is 34mm longer than the outgoing version. We would have preferred to have Mercedes give it sportier alloys than the ones you see here, especially they look a bit disappointing on this bright red sample we drove. Move over to the rear and you’ll find that the bumper is new and has a chrome strip which hides the tail pipe.

Mercedes Benz B Class Space

The cabin of the B-Class looks more upmarket now, thanks largely to the designers picking up some stuff from the new C-Class’ parts bin. Things like the new steering wheel and sporty instrument cluster come from the entry-level rear-wheel drive Merc while the infotainment screen is a new 7-inch unit with a higher resolution display, it also gets navigation and runs on the latest OS.

The finish of the cabin is top notch, exuding a feel of luxury and the vehicle also gets front parking sensors and a reverse parking camera. Other equipment includes 7 airbags, panoramic sunroof and the usual safety systems we have come to expect from Mercedes-Benz. There are no changes to the interior dimensions and as has been the case with the B, there is ample amount of room inside the cabin to seat four people in comfort. The boot space is massive but hindered by the position of the spare wheel. For more information on Benz B-Class  visit Painpeters

Mercedes Benz B Class Performance

Mercedes-Benz B-Class comes with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine of B-Class 180 Sport has a displacement of 1595 cc that produces a maximum power of 90 kW with a peak torque of 200 Nm. The B200 CDI Sports engine that runs on diesel has a displacement of 2143 cc and produces maximum power of 100 kW and maximum torque of 300 Nm. Both the variants come with a 7G Dual Clutch Transmission system that has two sub-transmission systems. The manual gearshift feature comes with steering wheel shift pedals giving an easy and smooth gear shift options to the driver. But for the traditional drivers who like their one hand on the transmission panel, there will be a difficulty in the starting to understand the gears.

The performance of Mercedes Benz B Class is as good as the other Mercedes cars. The top speed of Petrol variant is 200 km/h and for diesel variant it is 210 km/h that is acceptable for a small compact car. The mileage of the Petrol variant is 11.9 kmpl on highway and 7.9 kmpl in the city. The diesel variant gives a mileage of 15 kmpl on highway and 11.5 kmpl in the city. Well, the mileage is not as good as it should be but considering the other luxurious interiors a customer gets, it is quite acceptable.

Mercedes Benz B class braking system aims at stopping the car safely and quickly to provide driving comfort. The anti-lock braking system is present in the car with other features like Brake Assist (BAS). The rear wheels of the B-Class have disc brakes while the front wheels have internally ventilated disc brakes.

The 2143 cc Diesel – powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 19 kmpl in city and 21 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 13 kmpl on urban roads and 15 kmpl and freeways, respectively.

Mercedes Benz B Class Driving

Praise be – this is a B-Class that proves perfectly nice to drive. OK, it’s still not that keen on being pushed beyond its comfort zone, despite a centre of gravity that’s lower than before. But the comfort zone itself is now much more habitable, courtesy of a ride that proves sweet even on some of the larger wheels that come with Sport suspension. Road and wind noise are well isolated too.Check car loan for Mercedes Benz B Class.

The all-new engine range includes direct injection turbo petrols and diesels, of which the diesels are preferable due to their fatter torque profiles. A six-speed manual is standard, but the optional auto is preferable.

Mercedes Benz B Class Safety

Safety is something that Mercedes does very well, and the B-Class shows why. There are no less than seven airbags provided as standard, plus stability control that’ll help prevent you needing them. Standard kit also includes a driver drowsiness detector, and a system that warn of an impending collision.

Mercedes Benz B Class Cost in Ahmedabad

Mercedes Benz B Class On-Road Price in Ahmedabad ranges from 32,38,168 to 35,75,171 for variants B Class B 200 CDI Sport and B Class B 180 Sports respectively. Mercedes Benz B Class is available in 2 variants and 4 colours. Below are details of Mercedes Benz B Class variants price in Ahmedabad. check for Benz B Classs price in Ahmedabad at Autozhop.

Mercedes Benz B Class Conclusion

The new engine makes a world of a difference to the overall performance of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and the power figures are now at least on par with our minimum expectations from the premium cars. The B-Class was always a practical everyday car, but now it also has enough fire power to be a sensible option for the long distance travel.

 

The B-Class is not the kind of stunner one has gotten used to from Mercedes-Benz lately, it is a simple car, but at Rs 30.45 lakh (ex-Delhi) it is certainly one of the most practical and budget all-rounders from a luxury marque.

 

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What Are The Possible Causes Of Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia

 

Gynaecomastia means a male having female like Breast. Gynaecomastia is enlargement of breast gland in males. Clinically, it is defined as the presence of a rubbery or firm mass extending concentrically from the nipples of men. Gynecomastia should be differentiated from pseudogynecomastia (lipomastia), which is characterized by fat deposition without glandular proliferation.

Almost all causes of Gynecomastia can be in one way or other traced back to excess production of the female hormone estrogen, however the reasons range from hormonal issues to diet issues.

The causes of gynecomastia are as follows :

There are many possible causes of gynecomastia, and these can be grouped into

A. Physiological (the body normal functioning) causes

B. Pharmacological (medication or drug-related) causes

C. Pathological (disease) causes

Physiological gynaecomastia

Physiological gynaecomastia is caused by the normal hormone changes that occur during different stages of life. These changes result in an increase in the ratio of normal oestrogen hormones to testosterone hormones, with oestrogen encouraging breast tissue growth.

During infancy male babies can develop physiological gynaecomastia due to the transfer of oestrogen from the mother. This transfer stops after birth, so the gynaecomastia is temporary.

During puberty the maturing testes produce more oestrogen than testosterone, which can result in gynaecomastia.Usually this type of gynaecomastia goes away spontaneously,but sometimes it can persist longer term.

During older age there is a gradual reduction in testosterone production, resulting in an increased oestrogen to testosterone ratio,which can encourage the growth of breast tissue. To know more details on Gynaecomastia  check Inlnk

Pharmacological gynaecomastia

Pharmacological gynaecomastia is caused by medications or drugs that affect the ratio of oestrogen and testosterone through multiple different ways. Some of these medications include anabolic steroids, heart medications, or drugs of abuse such as marijuana or alcohol. While stopping the offending drug will usually result in the gynaecomastia going away.

Pathological gynaecomastia

Pathological gynaecomastia is caused by multiple different diseases or conditions that affect the ratio of oestrogen to testosterone. These conditions are quite rare but may include genetic problems, chronic diseases (especially kidney and liver disease), and tumours in the testis or adrenal gland.

Classification

Grade I: Minor enlargement, no skin excess

Grade II: Moderate enlargement, no skin excess

Grade III: Moderate enlargement, skin excess

Grade IV: Marked enlargement, skin excess

Medical treatment of gynecomastia

Medical treatment of gynecomastia is most effective when done within the first two years after the start of male breast enlargement.

Selective estrogen receptor modulators(SERMs) such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, and clomifene may be beneficial in the treatment of gynecomastia but are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in gynecomastia. Tamoxifen may be used for painful gynecomastia in adults.

Surgery:

Subcutaneous mastectomy Liposuction-assisted mastectomy Laser-assisted liposuction Laser-lipolysis without liposuction.

Complications of mastectomy may include hematoma, surgical wound infection, breast asymmetry, changes in sensation in the breast, necrosis of the areola or nipple, seroma, noticeable or painful scars, and contour deformities.

There may be other serious problems if the operation is performed by incompetent doctors. So ensure to consult the best Gynecomastia surgery in Hyderabad at Personiks

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Mercedes Benz GLA Class Test Drive Review

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Mercedes Benz GLA Class Overview

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a striking looking vehicle from every angle. Based on the platform of the A-Class and B-Class hatchbacks, there is no getting away from the sleek design nature of the GLA. Mercedes has done a great job of making the GLA-Class suit it’s SUV nature by making it look more butch than it’s hatchback siblings. That bold front grille with the large three pointed star, large central air dam and flared wheel archs.

The side profile has steeply raked A-Pillars and rear flowing design elements that do make it look sleek indeed. The large wheels, high ground clearance and black plastic cladding give it a rugged look.From the back, the GLA-Class has a squat down stance that makes the vehicle look very sporty indeed, with those dual chrome tipped exhausts and silver air diffuser only adding to the appeal. The large and wide rear bumper and narrow glass house give it an aggressive stance as well. Check for HDFC car loan.

Inside, the Mercedes GLA-Class does feel special indeed with good quality materials used. Fit and finish and ergonomics of the car are good too. Being a compact SUV, leg room and head room is tight for tall passengers. The GLA has a boot space of 421 litres, but some of it is also accounted for by the space saver spare wheel.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is powered by a potent range of petrol and diesel engines. The diesel model is tuned more towards efficiency and it shows in it’s commendable ARAI rating of 17.9 km/l. The petrol engine is a responsive unit and has a very sporty sound track too. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Style

Yes, the GLA is an SUV but that does not mean you start vacating your parking space or think of getting more area to keep this one as it is very compact in dimensions. Unlike traditional SUVs, this one chooses to look more crisp than brawny.It might remind you of the A-Class but see it in real and the bigger car gets elevated. A pronounced radiator grille with twin slats and a handsome Mercedes Benz logo is the new face of all portfolio cars. It gives a familiar look to all models without making them look like twins. On the hood of the GLA are parallel running power bulges.

There is a large air intake on the front bumper which has been treated in a glossy aluminium finish. The air pockets on both corners of the bumper look smart too. Adding to the front face are the newly designed Bi-Xenon headlights with LED day time lights. The LED curve which is now seen on all cars including the newly revealed AMG GT looks extremely stylish.The side profile gets flared wheel arches. These arches and the lower running board area have plastic cladding making it look tough. We liked the 18inch alloys which Mercedes offers as standard equipment. While we say it is part of the standard list, these models cannot be termed as ‘reasonably’ priced because of the complicated designs and list of additions it gets over the A-Class.

It shares its wheelbase with the premium hatch and that’s the only similarity in dimensions as the GLA is a longer vehicle. Visually, it looks bigger. This one has a ground clearance of 183mm meaning it is more capable to take soft roads in addition to tight manoeuvring on normal tarmac. The same can be vindicated with the fact of 235/50 R18 tyres being offered as standard.

What we loved about the styling are the design lines flowing in tandem. It is a SUV, which has been styled like a coupe especially the rhythmically flowing window section along with the character lines on the side profile. The C-Pillar flows smoothly on the waist line carrying the dynamic stance to the wide tail gate.Many would agree that the rear profile of the GLA leaves a better impact than the front and side combined together. It is simply the attention to detailing like the split tail lights which are connected with a chrome lining or the lower exhaust surround which gets a brushed glossy finish with twin sporty exhausts.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Space

You will instantly appreciate the lay-out of the GLA’s dash. The well-spaced out controls on the centre console, attractive propeller-style air-vents, the silver knitted pattern that runs across, and the new instrument panel are all attractive. So is the build quality, which is what you’d expect from this brand. It would have been nice if the soft touch points were extended to the lower sections of the cabin too, like the lower dash, door panels and center console that use hard plastic instead.

We especially liked the electric front seats which offer firm support and hold you in place thanks to the lateral support. This is further complimented by an electric lumbar adjustment, manually retractable thigh support, and lots of legroom. However, the raked A-pillar combined with a compact front windscreen and a high window line needs some getting used to. The firm rear seats are contoured for comfort and also have the right backrest angle with lots of headroom. For more info on Mercedes Benz GLA Class check Painpeters

Since the seats are also 60:40 foldable, passengers can flip them from within to access the boot on the go. However, knee-room will be tight for tall passengers, and the experience gets dampened even further due to the tall and raked window-line, the huge front seats, and the low-set bench with very little thigh support (no air-con vents either). But it surprisingly feels airy thanks to the panorama sunroof. On the paper, this car has 481-litres of boot space, but the spare wheel eats up into the useable area.

Some of the features listed on the GLA 220d are push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting (with 12 colours), electric front seats, a manual air-con, and an eight-inch display linked to an infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto). Safety functions include six airbags, Attention Assist, ABS, ESP, hill start assist and downhill speed regulation.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Performance

We got behind the wheel of the GLA 220d that’s powered by the 2.2-litre diesel motor with 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. Off the mark, power delivery is linear all the way to the 4800rpm rev limit and the seven speed dual-clutch transmission (with paddles) handles the power band effectively for a brisk drive. However, the engine gets loud especially when revved hard, and I had to repeatedly switch from Sport to Comfort mode just to avoid it.

The modes on offer are Eco, Comfort, Sport, Individual and off-road.‘Eco’ is the mode that gives best efficiency and the system quickly upshifts to keep the revs low. Now, ‘Comfort’ offers perceivably more response than Eco. But in both, the same gear is mostly retained even when more performance is asked of it (unless the pedal is floored). Sport mode makes for some spirited performance since a lower gear is always held in anticipation, but the power delivery does tend to feel jerky at lower speeds.

‘Individual’ mode allows preferences to be configured, or the system adapts to the driving style. Which finally brings us to the Off-Road mode that enhances traction on loose surfaces thanks to the AWD set-up and the optimised torque delivery. Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) controls downhill descents and can be set for speeds between 4kmph and 18kmph.

The damping characteristics of the GLA 220d’s suspension is firm, and at lower speeds you will even feel the minor road irregularities within the cabin. The ride gets flatter as the car picks up speed. However, harsh bumps can be felt more prominently than desired. That said, there is no suspension noise whatsoever and not once did we scrape the underbelly thanks to the 171mm clearance.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Driving

The SUV can crack a top speed of 205 kmph, which is again remarkable and with a strong suspension system, the vehicle is able to sustain all the difficulties of Indian roads with ease.With each of the modes, the steering response is also altered. It is similar In Eco and Comfort modes, but ‘Sport’ mode made the steering heavier (not by a huge margin though). The steering isn’t particularly quick to respond and some more feedback of what’s happening at the wheels would have been appreciated since it holds the intended line even when pushed.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Safety

Mercedes Benz GLA Class has a strong safety system with the presence of adaptive brake lights flashing, attention assist, LED headlamps, hill start assist and many other features. Mercedes Benz GLA Class comes with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as well that reduces the chances to over steer and over turn.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Cost in Pune

Mercedes Benz Gla Class On-Road Price in Pune ranges from 36,41,174 to 45,82,845 for variants GLA Class 200 d Style and GLA Class 220 d 4MATIC respectively. Mercedes Benz Gla Class is available in 4 variants and 4 colours. Below are details of Mercedes Benz Gla Class variants price in Pune. Check for Benz GLA Class price in Pune at Autozhop.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Conclusion

What goes in favour of the GLA is the sweeping looks, brisk performance and the tall clearance that gives it an SUV like stance. It also gets attractive interiors with lots of features (barring auto air-con), supportive front seats, and the 60:40 folding seats liberate more boot space when needed. Then there’s the light off-roading capabilities, good road grip, and the ground clearance to tackle tall speed breakers too. It goes without saying that the styling allows it to stand out in its segment.

On the flip side, the sloping A-pillar makes the interiors feel tight despite the panorama sunroof liberating some air. Plus, it feels claustrophobic in the rear seat and the thigh support isn’t great either. Other things that go against it is the loud engine, lack of soft touch points lower down in the cabin, a spare wheel that intrudes into the boot space and the firm ride quality. Some more steering feedback could have also made the driving experience more involving.

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Different Ways To Gain A Positive Personal Experience From Social Media

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It is very important to us that everyone gets the best positive personal experiences from social media as possible, as we know just how great the online world can be when used correctly.

So, we want to let everyone in on some different ways you can gain a very positive experience from social media.For Digital Marketing Company in Hyderabad visit Vivid Digital

Research Your Hobbies and Interests

Are you really passionate about something? Dancing, fashion, building, architecture, fishing, dog walking… (the list goes on!).

Then use social media to find out more information about that particular area and you can even use it to make some new friends that are into the same hobbies you are!

If you use social media in relation to things you take a keen interest in, in your real life, you are bound to gain a really positive experience and even enrich your daily life!

Express Your Positive Ideas and Opinions

If you are enjoying social media so much, why not make it just as enriching for the people that are following you? Why not start your Mondays off with a motivational quote that will kick off your followers week on a great note, or use it to share information about a charity that is close to your heart?

When you see results from doing these kind actions, social media will become a very rewarding experience for both you and the people that see your content. Check for SEO Services in Ksd-media

Find Out More About Digital Marketing

Do you have a business?

Are you starting up a project and need to get your name out there?

Do you want to start building connections with people that could be potential customers or clients?

Then you need to get to know about: digital marketing. You could have a go at doing the above things yourself, or you could get a professional social media account manager with a whole wealth of experience that can take care of everything for you!

Want to know more about the positives of social media and the ways in which you can use it to benefit your life? Then Vivid Digital is the company you need to speak to about this – we are happy to speak to you!

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Are There Salary Requirements For H1B Visa Jobs & What To Do After The Loss Of H1B Visa Jobs

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Once you are approved and have entered the U.S. through your sponsoring employer, the H1B allows for quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to portability and mobility, giving you the freedom to apply for an H1B job change. As long as your job maintains the requirements of a relevant specialty position, you will be able to change not only your job but your employer as well.

If you are remaining with the same employer and are being promoted or moved to a different department, you will need to speak with your attorney to make sure that your new job still requires your particular degree. If you are changing employers, then the same is true. You will, however, need to have your new employer file a new I-129 petition on your behalf. Check for H1B Visa Process in UT Evaluators

Are There Salary Requirements for H1B Visa Jobs?

Before an employer can sponsor you for an H1B, they will need to first obtain a Labor Condition Application (LCA) for you. Part of the LCA process involved determining the prevailing wage for the job that you will be doing in relation to the area that the job is located.

Once the prevailing wage has been determined, your employer must pay you at least the listed amount. Therefore, there is a minimum job salary requirement. However, you do not need to be making a certain salary in your home country in order to qualify.

It is important to note that, under the Trump administration, there may be major changes coming to the H1B visa program in the next year. One of the changes that have been considered is changing the lottery system to one that gives priority to applicants who are receiving higher salaries.

Because the competition is so high for this visa, this strategy would effectively disqualify any applicants who are making less than the average for all H1B beneficiaries. However, this has not been implemented and is subject to change. If this alteration concerns you, speak with your immigration attorney to have your questions answered fully.

What to do after the loss of H1B Visa Jobs

If your employer terminates your employment or is otherwise unable to pay you and you suddenly find yourself without a job, it can have serious consequences on your status. In the past, you would have been required to leave the country immediately.

However, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Register implemented a final rule in January of 2017 that grants a 60-day grace period to any H1B holder who experiences a job loss. This two-month period can be used to find a new sponsoring employer, change your status to a different work visa, or settle your affairs before leaving the country. For more info on H1B Visa check Primovox

If you overstay this 60-day period, you will be considered “out of status”, which can have serious consequences on your ability to return to the U.S. under a different visa. If you have experienced an H1B job loss, consult your immigration attorney to learn what your options are.

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What Are The Risks With Breast Augumentation

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Although there are many benefits to breast augmentation, there are also a number of risks involved, which should be carefully considered before you make the decision whether or not to go ahead. The risks include infection, capsular contracture, loss of or increased nipple sensation, rippling, displacement and ruptured implants. Infection, scarring and bruising are common side effects of any surgery however there are specific side effects related to having an implant inserted in to your breast as your body can see it as a foreign object and react to it. The risks of these complications occurring can be minimized by carefully picking your surgeon, following the post-surgery recovery instructions and the type of implant you choose.

The Risks With Breast Augumentation are as follows :

Swelling

Swelling is very common following any breast augmentation surgery. The combination of increased volume from the breast implant and swelling from surgery may cause your breasts to feel large, heavy, and tight. The swelling can also extend downward into the abdominal area. The swelling in your breasts can take three to five weeks to go completely and wearing your recommended supportive surgical garments will help.

Bruising

Bruising is fairly common after any surgery although not everyone will experience it. The amount of bruising you get will depend on how the implant is placed, its size and shape and the individual patient. While bruising is usually very minimal, if you have any large, firm, painful areas of bruising, contact your surgeon immediately as there is the possibility of developing a hematoma, which is a more serious type of bruise that will need treatment. However normal bruising should subside in one to two weeks.

Infection

Infection can occur with any type of surgery. It usually happens within one to six weeks of surgery. In the majority of cases an infection can just be treated with antibiotics, however in some cases the implant may need to be removed. Symptoms of infection include fever as well as severe tenderness, redness, and swelling. To avoid getting an infection, make sure you keep the area around your stitches clean and avoid putting creams or deodorants near it. You should also not submerge yourself in a bath or swimming pool during the recovery period.

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture is a hardening of the tissue around the implant, caused by a natural reaction to a ‘foreign body’. A layer of scar tissue forms around the implant as it heals. When the scar tissue contracts it creates pressure on the implant, which can cause pain, hardening of the breast, and distortion of the breast shape. This usually only happens within the first few months after surgery although it can occur at any point after surgery. Recent advances in implant technology, such as the development of textured implants, have minimized the risk of this happening.

Nipple sensation

Nipple sensation can be affected by surgery. Increased sensitivity or numbness/loss of sensation in the nipples can be a permanent side effect, particularly in surgery where the nipple is removed and replaced. It is important to remember that this is very common as a temporary side effect however and, in most cases, the sensation in your nipples will return to normal after a couple of weeks or months. Your breasts will return to being as sensitive as they were previously. It is estimated that one in seven women experience loss of or a lessening in nipple sensation after breast enhancement but this is only permanent in a small percentage of cases. For more details on Breast Augmentation check Primovox

Rippling

Rippling occurs when the filling of the implant moves and causes a bump or ridge to appear in the outer shell. Rippling is most common with saline implants and is not common with smooth-surfaced implants, silicone gel implants, and implants that are placed beneath the chest muscle. Additional surgery would be needed to correct this problem.

Displacement

Displacement occurs when the implant moves from the place it was inserted. This is extremely rare and will usually only happen within a couple of days of surgery. It can be corrected with additional surgery.

In rare cases implants can also rupture or leak. This happens when the outer shell of the implant tears and can happen with both saline and silicone implants. If a saline implant is ruptured or leaks your breast will deflate within a day or two. In most cases the implants can be replaced and there is no evidence to show the leaked solution causes any harm. If a silicone implant leaks, which is even more rare, you may not notice as the silicone gel is very thick and can still remain inside the implant. Although scientific studies have shown there is no link between silicone implant leaks and cancer or autoimmune diseases the fact that the leak happens so slowly means it will not be easily detected like it would with a saline implant.

There is also always a risk associated with undergoing general anesthetic. You can experience side effects from anesthesia, such as a sore throat, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shivering, or muscle pain but these are usually temporary. It is very important that you let your surgeon know if you have experienced any reactions to anesthesia in the past.

Scarring

Scarring will occur with any kind of surgery. The locations of your scars will depend on the technique used by your surgeon. Your scars will be firm and pink for approximately six weeks and will fade over the next few months but never disappear completely. Various topical medications are available to help minimize the appearance of scars.

Serious side effects and complications with breast augmentation are very unusual, however it is important to remember that if you do suffer complications you may require additional surgery to repair damage or remove the implants and could be left with scarring.

Some people are concerned about the link between breast implants and cancer. There is no evidence to show that this is the case, however there is a possibility they could interfere with cancer detection during routine mammograms. If you are going for a mammogram it is very important to tell your doctor and the screening technician that you have had breast augmentation. This will not only insure that they avoid placing excessive pressure on the implants but will enable them to get a more accurate reading by taking the fact you have implants in to account.

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What Is Laser Skin Lightening & What Is Laser Skin Lightening Procedures

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Laser skin lightening is a procedure that uses high-energy light to remove irregular, damaged skin cells and stimulate the growth of new skin cells; thus, giving you a lighter and younger looking skin. It is commonly done in a clinic by a qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Laser skin lightening can be used to effectively treat various skin problems, such melasma, wrinkles, age spots, acne marks, uneven tone, and dark spots. It is also known as laser peel or laser skin resurfacing.

Laser Skin Lightening Procedures

Laser skin lightening comes in two main categories: the ablative and non-ablative lasers. Both of these treatments can give you effective results if done correctly; however, these treatments are significantly different in terms of complexity, approach, and recovery.

Ablative Laser Skin Lightening

Ablative laser treatment is a more invasive procedure that generally uses a traditional carbon dioxide laser or chemical peel to remove the outer skin layer.

This procedure is more intense; thus require the use of anesthesia or sedatives to relieve potential discomfort. Recovery time is also longer – usually takes a week and can extend up to a month. After the procedure, you may also be required to take medications and apply special ointments to manage swelling and avoid infections. These treatments will be mostly prescribed by your surgeon.For more details on Laser Skin Lightening check Midasedu

For patients with mild to moderate skin darkening problems, the ablative laser treatment may be their best option. Significant improvements can generally be seen after a single treatment. There are two common types of lasers that are used in ablative laser skin lightening, and these are:

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser.

This method uses light beams that are either pulsed or scattered. This precisely eliminates the deep layers of older skin with minimal damage to stimulate the growth of healthy skin underneath. The CO2 laser is commonly used for the treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, saggy skin, birthmarks, and warts. Common side effects are scarring and redness.

Erbium Laser.

This method is a milder and less invasive option compared to CO2 laser. It also uses light beams that precisely remove damaged skin, but unlike CO2 laser that is able to penetrate deeply, the erbium laser only targets the outer layer. This type of laser causes fewer side effects and recovery time is usually faster than CO2 laser treatment. Erbium laser is great for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage.

Non-Ablative Skin Lightening

Non-ablative laser lightening is a non-invasive procedure that uses specialized heat to penetrate the skin and treat it. Unlike with ablative laser treatment, which removes the top layer of the skin completely, this lightening treatment only targets the lower layers of skin, triggering the growth of new collagen.

Since it doesn’t damage the surface of your skin, recovery time is much quicker.

Usually, you can get back to your normal life after a day or two. Also, the use of special creams and ointments are usually not necessary. But depending on your skin type, your doctor may also prescribe creams and medication to prevent infection and other side effects from occurring. Since this procedure is less aggressive, more treatments are needed to see significant results.

Common non-ablative laser procedures are as follows:

Nd: YAG Laser.

This method uses a special type of crystal, known as neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum, to produce a wavelength of high energy light, which is then used to target and destroy dead skin cells. This laser is able to penetrate the skin deeply without damaging the skin’s surface. It also stimulates the growth of new cells and essential nutrients, which are vital for having younger and healthier skin. However, this procedure is known to have a lower success rate with common side effects, including redness, swelling, bruising, and changes in skin pigmentation.

Pulsed-Dye Laser.

PDL utilizes a high-intensity light that can be used to treat different skin problems, such as scars, keloids, psoriasis, warts, and melasma. This light is converted into heat, targeting the blood vessels that are causing the redness and darkening of the skin. Side effects are usually minimal, which may include bruising and itching.

Laser skin lightening, both ablative and non-ablative, may take 30-45 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the skin that needs to be treated. For severe cases, the treatment may take up to 2 hours.

Ablative laser procedures are typically painful so anesthesia is given before the beginning of treatment. For more extensive treatment, you will be sedated. Non-ablative laser procedures usually don’t require anesthesia. But if necessary, your surgeon will apply anesthetic agents or cooling ointments to make the procedure more comfortable.

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Nissan Micra Facelift Review & Test Drive

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra Overview

Nissan, the Japanese automaker launched the Micra back in the year 2010 with the intention of flexing the hands in the lucrative hatchback segment. But due to stiff competition in the Indian car market where rivals are selling between 15-20 thousand units every month, Micra did not achieve the expected results. So, to stay in the market Micra launched the facelifted model in 2013. Check for Car loan interest rate..

The vehicle got numerous changes on the inside and out but mechanically it remained the same. The fifth generation model of Nissan Micra made its debut at the Paris Motor show and it’s a major leap over the previous generation model. The 2017 model looks more stunning and futuristic in design. Recently, the company has launched its 2018 version with mild aesthetic updates and new features.

Nissan Micra Style

The new, refreshed Micra has seen the most number of changes at the front. All the three body panels (two side and bonnet slab) and the front bumper have been changed and the result is a more aggressive and completely new frontal looks. The bonnet grille gets a honey-comb pattern and there is the new V-theme built into the chrome sash that adorns the grille just below the Nissan logo. This theme extends onto the V-shaped ridge on the bonnet and the airdam below the grille.

The headlamps feature a new design now, though the peeled back, bug-eyed overall appearance continues. A curved bottom edge and the kink on the outer corners of the headlamps give them a new look. The lamps’ combination has also accordingly changed. The bumper is now larger and bulges forward even more, swallowing almost all of the facelifted Micra’s increased length of 45 mm. The top variants of the Micra will now also feature a triangular foglamp with chrome housing.

The rest of the Micra’s exterior design has been retained. The roofline, the straight shoulder line, the door design and the door mirrors are all the same as the previous generation’s. However, the rear of the facelifted Micra gets some changes including a new bumper and a new set of tail-lamps with a line of LED brake lights. The overall design of the tail-lamps remain the same.

Nissan Micra Space

Over the years, the interiors have been refined a lot. The dashboard of the car is well laid out. The Micra has replaced the older dull looking grey scheme with more chrome across the cabin. The car now boasts of all black interiors which has certainly uplifted the premiumness inside. The center console which earlier got chrome treatment has been revamped once again. It now features a new 6.2 inch touchscreen infotainment unit with audio video navigation through phone mirroring.

The car, as usual, continues to sport the same set of seat fabrics and trims. The rounded air con control and the top half of the dashboard remain the same with piano black finish which is delightful to feast your eyes on. The steering also remains intact with chrome studded company logo which does make the car feel more upmarket. In terms of space, the front passengers get plenty of it and there is a sufficient amount of clearing between the driver’s knee and the steering. Where headroom is good at both front and the back, the legroom at the rear is absolutely generous and amongst the best in its class.

The automatic air conditioner scores some brownie points when it comes to chilling the compartment. Other comfort features in the car include rain sensing wipers, lead me to car for tracking the car in parking, electrically adjustable ORVM, automatic headlamps, driver seat height adjustment, push engine start/stop and remote keyless entry. For more info on Micra check Painpeters

Nissan Micra Engine

Diesels rule the roost here in India and Nissan read those signs pretty early. As a result we have the diesel Micra launched within six months of the petrol’s arrival. And what you see here under the hood is exactly the same unit that has been powering the diesel Mahindra-Renault Logan albeit carrying a lot less weight, 130 plus kg to be precise. The 1.5 dCi unit pushes out a Logan identical 65 PS @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 160 Nm @ 2000 rpm. The only difference here is that the Micra looses the intercooler and a result some weight as well. Start the motor up and it fires to life with the usual diesel clatter but once warmed up it settles down to a nice quite idle.

One of the best power to weight ratios in its class means, the Micra dCi feels pretty sprightly off the mark. Keep shifting in the power band and the Micra hits the ton in 16.2 seconds which is pretty much in the same vein as the Swift diesel. Drivability is also pretty good and there is no turbo lag whatsoever. Push it harder though and the Micra takes on a gruff note. The sweet spot lies in the 1500 – 3500 rpm range where this baby is the happiest. The gear shift has a nice positive throw as well and going up and down the box is hardly a chore. But thanks to the amazing drivability even that is barely needed. View offers on Nissan Micra at Autozhop.

Nissan Micra Driving

The steering feels really good to hold and has grips on the 10/2 position and is slightly dished out. Although it feels great to hold, it does somewhat feels a tad too large. Even though the horn button on the steering is light and easy to use, we found that the horn itself is quite weak and the Micra desperately needs to have dual horns to cope with our country’s driving conditions. The instrument cluster is a fairly straightforward simple to read affair. There’s a speedometer that takes centerstage and the tachometer to its left. On the right of the speedometer are warning lights and a digital display which show the odometer and trip readings in addition to distance to empty and a real time fuel economy readout. This ‘Drive Computer’ as Nissan likes to call it, is a standard feature across all trim levels.

Nissan Micra Safety

Nissan has built the Micra to last and there are not many reasons to complain on this. The doors shut with a loud thud indicating that Nissan has kept some quality control in the manufacturing process. The suspension soaks up most of the bumps and jerks, The Micra’s suspension has been softened top meet the requirements set by Indian road conditions. The Micra is the first of the cars to provide for drivers side airbag, even in the base variant. The Micra is well put together too, not one rattle heard. Plastics feel upmarket and even the silver center console does not feel cheap. The cabin is well damped and Nissan has used an oval crank pulley mounting for its 3 cylinder engine and hence there is no vibration or humm felt at idling.

Nissan Micra  Cost in Chennai 

Nissan Micra On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 7,06,248 to 15,97,363 for variants Micra XL CVT and Micra XV CVT respectively. Nissan Micra is available in 5 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Nissan Micra variants price in Chennai. Check for Micra price in Chennai at Tryaldrive.

Nissan Micra Conclusion

There’s a reasonable amount of space inside and visibility out is good, and it’s a comfortable if not particularly engaging drive. In spite of a parsimoniously equipped base model, other cars do fairly well with their equipment levels.