Update: Toyota Urban Cruiser revealed in full. Click here to see the new Toyota compact SUV The Toyota Urban Cruiser compact SUV goes on sale next month and dealer sources confirm bookings for the model will open on August 22. The carmaker released the first teaser image of its compact SUV earlier this week. * The Urban Cruiser is Toyota's version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza * The compact SUV will be built by Maruti Suzuki and supplied to Toyota * Will come with a single engine and two gearbox options What is the Toyota Urban Cruiser?The Urban Cruiser is to the Vitara Brezza what the Glanza is to the Baleno. The badge-engineered models are part of a global agreement between Suzuki and Toyota to share models. The first product from this partnership was the Baleno-based Toyota Glanza, while the Vitara Brezza-based Urban Cruiser will be the second. Toyota chose the Urban Cruiser nameplate so that there is a familial link - the Land Cruiser name carries cache in most global markets. Here's more details on the Toyota Urban Cruiser's name. Will the Toyota Urban Cruiser and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza look the same?While the overall silhouette will be quite similar, Toyota will ensure a certain level of visual distinction. The majority of differences will be seen at the front with the nose styled in-line with Toyota's latest models. There will also be changes to relatively inexpensive 'soft parts' like the plastic bumpers and grille. There will be no sheet metal changes and even the alloy wheels are expected to be shared between the two. Will the Urban Cruiser's interior see changes?The cabin of the Urban Cruiser will also be near-identical to the Brezza. The Urban Cruiser is expected to use lighter-coloured upholstery and trim, as opposed to the grey and black theme on the Brezza. But that is where the differences will end. In terms of features and tech, the two SUVs will be identical. What engines will the Urban Cruiser get?No surprises here, the Maruti and Toyota's compact SUVs will share engines and gearboxes. A 105hp/138Nm, 1.5-litre petrol engine will be the sole engine on the Urban Cruiser while buyers will have the option of a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearboxes. The Urban Cruiser will, however, be the only with mild-hybrid tech on both manual and automatic versions. Only the Brezza automatic gets the integrated starter generator-based setup. The tech should help the Urban Cruiser manual better the equivalent Vitara Brezza's 17.03kpl official fuel economy figure. The Urban Cruiser automatic, on the other hand, is expected to have the same 18.76kpl figure as the Brezza auto. Any info on the Urban Cruiser's features?Like with the Glanza, the Urban Cruiser is expected to be available in higher-spec variants only. This means that the entry-level Toyota will be relatively well-specced. However, there won't be much of a difference in prices for equivalent variants of the Urban Cruiser and Vitara Brezza.A key point of distinction between the two compact SUVs will be in their standard warranty periods. Maruti offers a 2-year/40,000 kilometre warranty pack with the Vitara Brezza while Toyota is expected to offer a 3-year/1 lakh kilometer warranty as standard.The Toyota Urban Cruiser isn't the only new entrant to the crowded compact SUV segment. The Kia Sonet gets a global reveal tomorrow while Renault's Kiger and Nissan's Magnite also go on sale over the next few months. The current crop of models have also seen important revisions. Tata updated the Nexon earlier this year, the Hyundai Venue recently got an iMT, Ford's EcoSport got a mid-spec automatic variant, while Mahindra's 130hp XUV300 is also around the corner.Also see:Toyota Yaris facelift revealedToyota Innova Crysta gets new finance options for July 2020Toyota Corolla Cross revealed
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Toyota Kirloskar Motors has launched the limited-edition Fortuner TRD in the Indian market. Prices for the special-edition SUV starts at Rs 34.98 lakh, ex-showroom (India). The Fortuner TRD features a host of cosmetic changes over the standard model.
Dublin, Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Automotive IGBT Industry Report, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) is a fully controlled and voltage-driven power semiconductor device incorporating BJT and MOSFET, superior in small drive power, fast switching speed, low saturation voltage and large current density. IGBT is critical to electrical and electronic system and deemed as the 'CPU' of the electrical and electronic industry. IGBT is given full play under varied voltage class, like its exertion under 650~1200V in electric vehicle, 650V in home appliances and industrial fixing, either 650V or 1200V in new energy vehicle, and above 1700V in PV, industrial motors, high-speed railway, bullet trains, smart grid, etc. Power semiconductors are exponentially utilized as automotive technologies are transferring to focus on new energy vehicle. Vehicle performance and costs are imposed directly by the technical level of motor control system as an essential part of the NEV industry chain. IGBT, the centerpiece of electronic control system, has the merits like high input impedance, high switching speed and low conduction loss and plays a vitally important role in the high-voltage system. IGBT module serving as high-voltage control switch component constitutes about 40% of motor controller costs. IGBT devices make up about 10% of NEV cost and share roughly 20% of charging pile costs. In a new energy vehicle, IGBT is found in battery management system, motor control system, electric air-conditioning control system, charging system, positive temperature coefficient (PTC), etc., acting (in master inverter) to convert the direct current (DC) of high-voltage battery into the alternating current (AC) to drive three-phase motor, and (in onboard charger, or OBC) to join conversion of 220V AC into DC for charging the high-voltage battery. Also, IGBT gets widely used in DC/DC converter, PTC, electric air-conditioning compressor and other systems. In addition to its use in battery electric vehicle, IGBT is required in the high-voltage system independent of the low-voltage system in the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), so is the case (but used on a small scale) in the ICE cars partially packed with 48V hybrid system, such as the control module in BSG. Concerning its use in electric vehicle, a high demanding on IGBT is asked by voltage level, power level, limiting condition, reliability, service life, costs, among others. It remains a big challenge. IGBT packaging technologies concern chip surface interconnect, tape-up interconnect, and conductive terminals interconnect, securing high reliability and high power density, and the running of electric motor controllers under high temperature. IGBT module packaging is now studied mostly on parameter optimization of new interconnection materials and interconnection modes in a bid for better heat dissipation, smaller footprint and higher reliability. Market Competition The global IGBT modules market is ruled by giants like Infineon, Mitsubishi Electric, Fuji Electric, ON Semi, and Semikron. The Chinese player Starpower is in the eighth place globally. Electric vehicle (EV+PHEV) IGBT market share is learnt from those vehicle sales data, after a survey by the publisher on the IGBT suppliers for EV and PHEV models on offer. Infineon stays far ahead of others, commanding 49.2%, followed by BYD 20.0% and StarPower 16.6%. IGBT Industry Chain and Business Model China has long been independent on importing IGBT chips and modules from abroad. It is since 2005 that a large number of overseas IGBT talents has come to China and devoted themselves to IGBT undertaking in China, where a sizable IGBT industry chain has already taken shape. There are three IGBT business models, including Fabless, Packaging, and IDM (Integrated Device Manufacture). Fabless refers to the company that is only specialized in chip circuit design and sales with production outsourced, such as StarPower Semiconductor, and Jiangsu CAS-IGBT Technology. IDM refers to the company that involves in chip design, fabrication and packaging, such as BYD, Infineon, Mitsubishi, and Silan Microelectronics. Packaging model is to purchase chips and then do encapsulation independently, such as Danfoss that is engrossed in packaging technologies. Bosch, Continental and Delphi also have IGBT packaging business. Danfoss wins support from chip vendors like Infineon and ON Semi. In June 2020, Infineon inked a multi-year deal with Danfoss and would provide the latter with IGBT and diode chipset used for power modules of electric vehicle inverter. In July 2020, ON Semi announced it would provide Danfoss with high-power IGBT and diodes for the inverter drive module of electric vehicle. Development Status Quo and Future Trend IGBT has been much sought after amid the trend of vehicle electrification. The IGBT vendors like Infineon, ON Semi and Microsemi now has a supply cycle from 13 weeks to 30 weeks, with a tendency of prolonged delivery, in contrast to the normal IGBT supply periodicity lasting seven weeks to eight weeks, according to Future Electronics.cn. The publisher studies the supply relations and prices of main automotive chips and founds it that StarPower's IGBT product P6 is about half price of Infineon' product of same sort. Infineon's automotive HybridPACK family falls into HP1-DC6 and HP-Drive packaging platforms, among which HP-Drive covers 80kW to 180kW applications. HP-Drive modules were in short supply in 2018, and the orders have a supply cycle of 39 weeks, and it will be first delivered to who first places an order. Due to supply inadequacies, NextEV paid RMB100 million in advance for ordering Infineon's HP-Drive capacities in 2019. Allured by robust market demand, the IGBT vendors are raising capital to ramp up production. In April 2019, ON Semi acquired the proprietorship of Global Foundries' 300mm wafer fab at East Fishkill, New York, to expand production of MOSFET and IGBT chips. In April 2020, Semikron made a capital increase of more than EUR8 million to ramp up production in China and introduced the state-of-the-art MiniSKiiP manufacturing line to meet the burgeoning market demand in China. In April 2020, Shenzhen BYD Microelectronics Co., Ltd., an exclusively funded subsidiary of BYD, was successfully reshuffled. BYD Semiconductor fulfilled the series A funding of RMB1,900 million on May 26, 2020 and A+ fundraising of RMB800 million from the investors on June 15, 2020. StarPower went public on the A-Share market in February 2020 and a total capital of RMB510 million raised via IPO is earmarked for the performance improvement of its existing IGBT module portfolio and for the research and development of new-generation IGBT chips with lower conducting voltage drop and lower switching loss. Since it debuted with an issued price at RMB12.7 on the A-Share, StarPower has skyrocketed by 1073% in 23 days after successive twenty-one +10%trading limits. Technically, it is an effective approach to improve the charging power and efficiency and reduce energy consumption during the driving of electric vehicle as concerns addressing the bottleneck of EV battery capacity and extending the mileage endurance. The general automotive silicon-based power devices are thus possibly replaced by the third-generation semiconductor power devices represented by SiC that has such merits of high voltage resistance, low loss and high efficiency that breaks through the limitations of silicon and brings better conductivity and electrical properties. All players are aggressively making deployments in SiC. Tesla is a trailblazer in the use of SiC MOSFET (offered by ST) in Model 3 inverter module, for which Infineon also later became the supplier of SiC power semiconductors. In May 2019, CREE became the exclusive SiC partner in Volkwagen's FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) project. In September 2019, CREE and Delphi announced to collaborate on automotive SiC devices. In 2020, BYD HAN EV motor controller was first packed with the self-developed SiC MOSFET module, significantly improving motor performance. Bosch is developing SiC products as well and will commence production in 2020. The global SiC industry is a tripartite pattern, i.e., USA, Europe and Japan, among which the United States takes a lion's share since 70% to 80% of world's SiC capacities come from American companies like CREE, ON Semi, and II-VI. In Europe, there is a complete SiC industry chain from substrates, epitaxial, devices and applications, where the typical companies are ST, Infineon, etc. Although SiC is a long-term trend, SiC MOSFET is hard to substitute for IGBT in the short run. SiC epitaxy production encounters the inconformity of material stress, resulting in epitaxy layer bonding surface stress beyond tensile limit amid wafer size enlargement, which damages crystal grating and lowers the good yield. SiC chips now have a low yield, and wafer sizes are still mainly 4 inches or 6 inches, which makes it hard to achieve cost efficiency of large-size wafers and the production costs rather high. Of the same kind, SiC MOSFET has the cost eight to twelve folds of Si IGBT. The automotive SiC solutions has the about $300 higher cost than traditional Si IGBT. SiC devices are costly to date owing to substrates and wafer sizes. With the technical advances in future, the cost of substrates will be ever reduced, while the wafer size will be bigger and bigger, which will undoubtedly lower the price. SiC single crystal substrate suppliers consist of CREE, Dow Corning, SiCrystal, II-VI, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, Norstel, etc. Epitaxial companies are represented by DowCorning, II-VI, Norstel, CREE, Rohm, Mitsubishi Electric, and Infineon. Devices providers include Infineon, CREE, Rohm, ST, etc. As for single crystal substrates, Chinese vendors focus on 4 inches. 6-inch conductive SiC substrate and high-purity semi-insulating SiC substrate have been developed in China. SICC, TankeBlue Semiconductor, Hebei Synlight Crystal, and CISRI-Zhongke Energy Conservation and Technology all succeeded in developing 6-inch substrates, and CETC Beijing Electronic Equipment already developed 6-inch semi-insulating substrate. Additionally, the competitors including EpiWorld International, Tianyu Technology (TYSiC), and Chengdu Guomin Tiancheng Semiconductor are all competent for supply of 4-inch to 6-inch epitaxial wafer. Key Topics Covered 1\. Overview and Technology Trends of IGBT Industry 1.1 Definition and Classification of IGBT 1.2 Single Tube Structure of IGBT 1.3 IGBT Module Structure 1.4 Operating Principle of IGBT 1.5 Features and Prices of IGBT Modules and Single Tube 1.6 IGBT Module Packaging 1.7 Future Trend of IGBT Packaging Technology 1.8 Applied Fields and Scenarios of IGBT 1.9 Automotive Applications of IGBT 1.10 Applied Scenarios of Automotive IGBT 1.11 Evolution of Power Semiconductor Technology 1.12 Development History of IGBT Technology 1.13 Development Trend of IGBT Technology 1.14 Development of Power Semiconductor Materials 1.15 Features and Advantages of SiC Materials 2\. China's Automotive IGBT Market and Industry Chain 2.1 Chinese Passenger Car Market Size 2.2 Chinese New Energy Vehicle Market Size, 2016-2025E 2.3 New Energy Vehicle Charging Pile Ownership in China, 2017-2025E 2.4 Domestic Electric Vehicle Cost Structure and % of IGBT 2.5 Chinese IGBT Market Size, 2012-2019 2.6 IGBT Supply and Forecast of Infineon and Renesas 2.7 Chinese Automotive IGBT Market Size, 2019-2025E 2.8 Competitive Landscape in IGBT Market 2.9 Competition among IGBT Module Suppliers of Chinese BEV Models, 2019 2.10 Competition among IGBT Module Suppliers of Chinese PHEV Models, 2019 2.11 Competition Pattern of Chinese IGBT Automotive Market 2.12 Automotive IGBT Prices in China (by Supplier) 2.13 Composition of IGBT Industry Chain 2.14 Analysis on IGBT Industry Chain 2.15 IGBT Industry Chain: International Enterprises 2.16 IGBT Industry Chain: Main Product Models of International Enterprises 2.17 IGBT Industry Chain: Chinese Companies 2.18 IGBT Industry Chain: Overview of Main Chinese Participants 3\. Next-generation SiC and GaN Power Devices 3.1 Comparison of Next-generation New Material Power Semiconductor Technologies 3.2 SiC Devices Will Replace Silicon-based IGBT 3.3 Development Trend of Power Semiconductor Devices in the Next 5-10 Years 3.4 Technical Performance and Applied Scenarios of SiC and GaN Power Devices 3.5 Much Lower Switching Loss of SiC Power Devices than IGBT 3.6 Global SiC Power Device Market Size and Competition between Key Vendors 3.7 Global SiC Power Semiconductor Market Size (by Application and Product) 3.8 Advantages and Applicable Fields of SiC and GaN 3.9 Enterprises in Global GaN Power Device Industry Chain 4\. Global IGBT Companies 4.1 Infineon 4.1.1 Profile 4.1.2 Operation in 2019 4.1.3 Business Layout 4.1.4 IGBT Market Share 4.1.5 Automotive Electronic Product System 4.1.6 IGBT Iterations 4.1.7 Seventh-generation IGBT Product 4.1.8 Automotive IGBT Product System 4.1.9 Features of Automotive IGBT Modules 4.1.10 Automotive IGBT Single Tube System 4.1.11 Automotive IGBT Module System 4.1.12 Automotive Power Module Portfolio 4.1.17 Distribution of Main Customers 4.1.18 Dynamic of Power Semiconductors 4.2 Semikron 4.3 Fuji Electric 4.4 Mitsubishi Electric 4.5 ON Semiconductor 4.6 Denso 4.7 ROHM 4.8 Hitachi 4.9 Toshiba 4.10 Renesas 4.11 STMicroelectronics 4.12 Littelfuse 4.13 Danfoss 4.14 Vishay 5\. Chinese IGBT Companies 5.1 BYD Semiconductor 5.1.1 Profile 5.1.2 New Energy Sales Volume and Electronic Control System Installations 5.1.3 Products and Business 5.1.4 IGBT 4.0 5.1.5 IGBT Development Plan 5.1.6 Dynamic 5.2 StarPower 5.3 Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric 5.4 Jiangsu MacMic Science & Technology 5.5 CAS-IGBT 5.6 Jilin Sino-Microelectronics 5.7 HHGrace 5.8 Hangzhou Silan MicroelectronicsFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/pg53zsResearch and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Ferrari seems to have silently introduced its F8 Tributo in the Indian market recently with a price tag starting at Rs 4.02 crore, ex-showroom (India). The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the brand's latest mid-engined supercar and a successor to the popular 488GTB.
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One of the big reveals of late, the Nissan Magnite Concept previewed a production-spec, sub-four metre SUV that is headed for our market in the coming months. While the official renderings provided a first look at the styling, Nissan Motor Corporation's Future Design Director, Kei Kyu, has given details about the concept's design philosophy, offering a glimpse at what more to expect from the carmaker's made-for-India SUV. * In pursuit of sharper styling, Magnite designers have avoided a boxy profile * An interplay of smart packaging and proportions has liberated generous cabin space * Launch slated for early 2021 Nissan Magnite design: Sharper styling takes precedence over boxy proportions The designer mentioned that instead of a conventional upright profile, Nissan designers have opted to rely on bold styling cues to deliver an imposing stance. The Magnite features a broad, vertical front fascia that is dominated by a large octagonal grille, sleek headlamps and L-shaped LED DRLs. "Masculine and prominent shoulders display energy and strength," echoed Kyu. A sculpted bonnet, coupled with a horizontal beltline, beefy wheel arches and all-round body cladding add to the chunky look. Notably, a recent spy shot of the production-spec Nissan Magnite revealed that compact SUV will remain largely true to the concept, save for exaggerated elements like the rugged scuff plate and off-road tyres.The unmistakable Datsun grille points to the fact, that the Magnite was originally conceived to wear a Datsun badge but, last year, Nissan decided to pull the plug on its budget brand and brand the Magnite a Nissan. However, with the design frozen it was too late to change the grille but that's no bad thing. In fact, the bold, hexagonal Datsun grille stands out more than Nissan's signature 'V-motion' element and gives the Magnite a distinct identity. Nissan Magnite interior space: Roomy cabin a vital directive Official images recently revealed the Nissan Magnite Concept's interiors. A roomy cabin is touted to be a major point of distinction for the Japanese automaker's sub-four metre model and the concept was built around this philosophy. Kyu mentioned that the project aimed for roomy interiors right from the very beginning.Explaining the design team's apprehensions in adopting boxy proportions, Kyu said "We could give a large headroom in the car, but then we'd lose the agile and stylish exterior proportions." The key to the conflicting demands was to strike a balance between exterior proportions and interior packaging through three major solutions. Efforts were made to provide an upright seating layout to deliver a confident driving position. A wide cabin was also been given consideration while good knee room at the back was also deemed essential for the feeling of "perceived roominess". "We realised the importance of rear (seat) roominess in India. We found (customers') sensitivity to rear knee room to be higher than that to headroom. So that was a breakthrough," explained Kyu. He added, "We believe that we have achieved one-class-above overall roominess for the interior design." Nissan Magnite features and engine detailsNissan has already confirmed that the Magnite will be a feature-rich offering. An 8-inch touchscreen, connected car tech, 360-degree camera, cruise control, steering mounted controls and automatic air conditioning will be part of the equipment list.The Magnite will be offered with a choice of two 1.0-litre petrol engines - a 72hp naturally aspirated mill and a near-95hp turbocharged unit. While a 5-speed manual gearbox will be standard, both engines will come with a distinct automatic option - an AMT on the former and a CVT on the more powerful unit. Nissan Magnite price and launchWith a starting price of Rs 5.25 lakh (ex-showroom) for the entry-level variant, Nissan Magnite aims to undercut rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300, as well as the upcoming Kia Sonet and Renault Kiger. Though the official word is that the model will be introduced in India 'within the financial year', our sources tell us that the company is gunning for a January 2021 launch.
The Renault Duster turbo petrol, after making its India debut at the 2020 Auto Expo, is all set to be launched in India this month. We tell you what you can expect. * The 1.3-litre (HR13) turbo-petrol engine will produce 156hp and 250Nm of torque. * Current 1.5 petrol engine will also be offered, in lower trims with a manual gearbox. * The top-spec RXZ trim will get additional features. What all will be new on the Renault Duster turbo-petrol?In terms of styling, there won't be any major changes made to either the exterior or interior of the Duster turbo-petrol over the standard model.That being said, it will get more features on the top-spec RXZ trim, such as fuel-saving engine stop-start, cabin pre-cooling via remote, automatic climate control, cruise control, hill-start assist, an 8-inch touchscreen, and more. It will even get a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels. What engine will the Renault Duster Turbo use?The engine in question will be a new 1.3-litre, turbocharged petrol unit (codenamed HR13) with direct-injection. It produces 156hp and 250Nm of torque, making it one of the most powerful petrol offerings in the mid-size SUV segment. It will be offered with both a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox. The same engine is also offered in the recently launched Nissan Kicks turbo petrol.It is also worth mentioning that the BS6 Renault Duster's 106hp, 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine will continue to be offered, though it will only be available in lower trims and with a manual gearbox option. What will the Renault Duster turbo-petrol's price be, and what will it rival?Considering many engine components will be imported for now, prices for the Duster 1.3 turbo-petrol are expected to be a step above the 1.5 petrol version. Though we will know more closer to its launch, the Duster is still expected to offer good value for money compared to its rivals.As for those rivals, the Duster Turbo will to take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the Nissan Kicks. What else is Renault India going to launch?Renault India is also working on the new Kiger compact SUV, which is slated to be launched in India later this year in October.Also see:Renault launches 14-day service campRenault Kwid gets a variant rejig and a price hikeBS6 Renault Triber fuel economy revealed
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There are many things that make the Supertech R the choice of world champions, but one of its biggest draws is that this is actually two boots in one. The outer boot looks just as you'd expect, but within it is recessed a secondary, removable bootie. This bootie is constructed using fibreglass reinforced plastic, along with a moisturewicking comfort material. Some people like walking around in the pitlane in the inner bootie, but it wasn't really designed for this, and in my mind, that just creates unnecessary wear. What it is designed for is protection, especially in terms of preventing extreme twisting forces or foot hyperextension in a crash. The hinged biomechanical ankle brace you see on the outside of most race boots is located on this inner bootie. The benefit is that the outer boot gets a clean design on the side that faces the motorcycle, with no armour to be seen. Aside from the hinged armour, the bootie also provides solid protection around the side of your foot, the heel and ankle as well.That's not all; the outer boot has a host of protection schemes, including a large section of hard plastic protection for the heel, as well as significant protection for the shin area. The replaceable toe-slider is a smart-looking aluminium unit, while the pentagonalshaped air vents have been designed to help when the boot compresses under impact.Since it's so unique, we should talk about how to wear these boots. You can either keep the inner bootie in or remove it, wear it first and then slip on the main boot. The choice is yours, but either way, the important thing is to firmly do up the drawstring closure on the inner boot. Meanwhile, the outer boot uses a recessed zipper along the side and a ratchet closure on top. In case you're wondering, the inner and outer have to be worn together and neither works without the other! Once it's all in place, the boot feels very secure but without being restrictive. Alpinestars has really aced the fit and feel, and control on the motorcycle is excellent.The version we have here has ventilation holes all along the front face and outer side of the boot, while the exhaust vents in the heel extract hot air from within. The result is superb and it feels like there's a light breeze running over your foot - perfect for our weather conditions! Of course, it won't be very resistant to rain, but like most race boots, the Supertech is constructed out of an artificial leather called microfibre, instead of full-grain leather. The advantages are it's lighter yet very strong and will be able to withstand exposure to the elements well.I'll cut to the chase - these are the best race boots I've used to date. My sole reservation is that the laceup system for the inner boot feels a little delicate, so I'm extra careful while using it. Besides that, the only other caveat is that if you want the best of the best, you've got to be ready to pay for it and these boots cost a pretty penny. Where: www.planetdsg.com Price: Rs 43,999 (available on order)
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