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Jeep Compass Facelift Test Drive & Overview

Jeep Compass Overview

The Jeep Compass captured the imagination of many Indians when launched. This is an SUV which looks like it means business and comes at a relatively affordable price tag amongst the premium SUVs. Carrying a legendary brand value, the Compass has been selling well since launch. So much that FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) have been working double shifts to meet the demand and are gearing up to activate the third shift at their plant in Ranjangaon, Pune. The Jeep Compass was initially launched with a diesel engine only. Recently, the deliveries of the petrol version have commenced. We review the automatic version, which comes only with the petrol engine, unfortunately. How good is this version? Is it worth buying? Read further to know more about it.Book a test drive for Compass in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.

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Jeep Compass Exteriors

At first glance it is easy to see what inspired the designers of the Compass – its bigger brother, the Grand Cherokee; this is especially obvious when you look at it from the front. But apart from that, the Compass has its own identity.

The Jeep Compass looks tough but also premium, sophisticatedly brawny almost. At the front, the highlights include the wide swath of black that stretches from one headlight to the other – including the modern take on Jeep’s iconic 7-slat (chrome lines) grille. The headlamps have a white element in them which help them pop out – an almost animalistic ‘eyes’ look, according to Jeep’s lead designer Mark Allen. They also contain LED guide lights, these are not DRLs – the actual DRLs actually sit on the bumper, just above the fog lamps. The clamshell hood is sculpted, with a slight power bulge in the middle, but the lines on it are not harsh – Jeep wanted the Compass to look more inviting.

The Jeep logo sits on the bonnet, just above the grille. A small horizontal slat-like grille on the painted part of the bumper helps break the huge swath between the main grille and air dam, it also directs air towards the radiator. The air dam is as wide as the main grille and taller – it adds to the muscular look at the front. A chrome lip at the bottom of the air dam adds a bit of bling.The bulk of the Compass is actually hidden well thanks to the use of a thick black cladding that goes all around the car. The Jeep-signature trapezoidal wheel arches contain the 17-inch silver alloy wheels shod with Firestone 225/60 section all-weather tyres; it feels like larger wheels could have made the Compass look even better. Surface detailing like the lines over the wheel arches, the prominent line that passes through the door handles onto the taillamps etc. make the compact SUV exciting to look at. Prominent ‘Compass’ badges are placed on both the front doors.

The crowning jewel of the design here is the chrome line that separates the contrast-painted roof from the rest of the body – this line goes all the way from one outside rearview mirror (ORVM), over the windows, swoops down under the rear windshield, up over the windows on the other side to finally end at the other ORVM. The roof line seems to flow down towards the rear, while the windowline rises up, adding a kink at the very end of the windowline and the C-pillar looks like – according to Jeep – a shark fin! The roof rails and the spoiler do not stand out too much.

At the rear, the design of the Compass becomes a bit sedate. Highlights here include the wraparound rear windshield with the chrome line running across its base, a two-part taillamps which consists of a prominent LED guide-light (mimicking the units in the headlamps), a slightly recessed number plate holder and a two part bumper with integrated fog lamps. The Jeep logo sits on a carved out recess just below the windshield, a unique touch.Look all around and the Jeep Compass feels solid, the panel gaps are consistent and the paint quality is impressive. The Jeep Compass will be offered in five colour options – Exotic Red, Brilliant Black, Minimal Grey, Vocal White and Hydro Blue (the colour of the car you see in the pictures).

Jeep Compass Interiors

The Compass’ cabin sits at a convenient height but the wide sill can prove to be bothersome during ingress-egress. Once inside, the Compass cabin can appear ordinary at first – the plain dashboard is to blame – but soon enough you’ll realise this space has a premium air about it. There’s a generous use of soft-touch materials, bits like the chunky steering feel properly expensive and even the leather seats with their contrast stitching look like they’ve been carefully crafted. Fit and finish, in general, is of a high order and most of what you touch feels built-to-last. And to our ears, the ‘clack’ from the military grade door locks is a fitting follow-up to the ‘thunk’ on door shut.

Given how well finished and upmarket the front seats look, you half expect them to come with power adjust. They don’t. Still, it’s easy to find a comfy driving position, the large seats are well cushioned and supportive, and what you also get is a fairly good view of the world outside. However, the thick A-pillar can be obtrusive at crossroads. Sitting pretty in the driver’s field of vision are the Compass’ stylish hooded instruments. The data-rich multi-information display shows everything from odo, trip and fuel economy readings to oil temperature, coolant temperature and battery voltage.

What is an eyesore, though, are the blanked-out buttons on the steering wheel. On export versions, the buttons operate cruise control, a feature that’s frustratingly been left out for India. Another irritant is the position of the driver’s audio controls on the back of the steering spokes. The buttons are not only hidden from view, but are also small and fiddly, and easy to press inadvertently. All other controls fall easy to hand and even the 7.0-inch touchscreen, that does look lost amidst its gloss black plastic surround, is within easy reach. What is also a nice inclusion is the electronic parking brake that is standard across the Compass range.For Jeeep Compass check in ieso2013.in 

At the back, space is reasonable but not abundant. There’s a good deal of legroom (a Tucson is roomier still), but headroom will be an issue for anyone taller than 6 ft and the cabin isn’t the most accommodating to sit three abreast in either. Rear passengers will also have to contend with an upright backrest and a slightly short squab. The fantastic seat cushioning does help the comfort factor and there’s a rear air con vent and USB port as well.

Each of the Compass’ doors houses a 0.5-litre bottle holder, there are two cupholders up front, two more built into the rear armrest and there’s also a usable bay under the front-centre armrest. A larger glovebox would have been welcome but the bigger need is for a dedicated bay for phones in the vicinity of the front USB, aux and 12V charging sockets.

The 438-litre boot has a wide opening and is big enough for two large suitcases. You can free up more room by folding the 60:40 split rear-seat backrests and you also have the option to adjust the boot floor height. You also get a full-size spare tyre (albeit on a steel rim) as standard that sits under the boot floor.

Jeep Compass Engine

The Jeep Compass automatic comes with a 1.4-litre MultiAir engine that produces 162bhp of power at 5,500rpm and a torque of 250Nm at 2,500 to 4,000 rpm. This unit is the same as the one on the Abarth Punto but gets a MultiAir treatment and higher power. Now, if you think that like the diesel, this will also deliver a punchy performance when floored, then you might be dissapointed, because despite the difference of only 10bhp viz-a-viz the diesel, this engine delivers its power in a much more linear fashion.

Being a turbo petrol there is a noticeable lag initially, below 2,000rpm. Once you have crossed that, the power build-up is brisk, but does not feel as powerful as the diesel. The engine also is a bit noisy when pushed hard. But none to disturb you. In fact, the note is quite sporty.The 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) unit is a smooth performer. The gearshifts are seamless and one can cruise easily at about 100 km/h, while the engine spins below 2,000 rpm.

There are no paddle shifters here, so in manual mode, you will have to stick to the stick!0-100km/h comes up in around 10.2 seconds. Which is not slow by any standards for this SUV. Its just that its lacks that punch and the ‘pushed back’ feel you experience in the diesel

Jeep Compass Driving

The Compass absolutely nails. We were blown away by the Compass’ ride quality when we drove the car for the first time around in Ranjangaon a few months ago. Recent sorties on the familiar roads of our test route in and around Mumbai have just cemented the initial impression that this is one of the best riding cars (not just SUVs) in India today. There is a hint of firmness at all times, so sharper surface irregularities like expansion joints do filter through, but the way the suspension dismisses potholes of all sizes is just incredible. The Compass remains unfazed by bumps even taken at speed, and this just takes the feeling of security to the next level. High-speed stability in general is top-notch, with controlled movements on long wave undulations.

And did we mention the Compass is somewhat of a driver’s car too? The steering, for one, is direct, well-weighted (the petrol’s is lighter but just as precise) and rich in feel. The Compass is happy to change direction and though it rolls, handling feels far from sloppy or top-heavy. The tyres will squeal in protest and the Compass will venture into understeer should you test its limits in the bends, but for a regular jaunt up to a hill station, it makes for a rewarding drive. That said, the front-wheel-drive petrol Compass is prone to torque steer under hard acceleration so you have to keep a firm hand on the wheel. In panic-braking scenarios, the Compass’ rear end tends to feel a bit light too. Sure, braking force is strong and the rear end won’t step out of line but you don’t get the same sure-footed feel as you would in a premium European SUV either. We also noted a fair bit of tyre noise on the concrete surface of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

Jeep Compass Safety

The standard safety features list on the Jeep Compass is a long one. Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic brake distribution (EBD), Electronic stability control (ESP), Traction control, Hill start assist, Panic brake assist (PBA – if driver slams the brakes in an emergency, the system applies consistently more pressure to ensure maximum braking effect), Electronic brake prefill (if the system detects the driver lifting off suddenly from the accelerator, it engages the brakes slightly so that there isn’t a delay in braking performance), Electronic rollover mitigation (uses a combination of brakes, traction control and engine torque control to prevent the car from rolling over during extremely tight turns), and dual front airbags are offered on all variants. The 4×4 variants, like the one we are driving, gets six airbags in total.

Other safety systems like cornering fog lamps, rear view camera with display on the infotainment screen, rear parking sensors, manually-dimming IRVMs also add to the sense of safety. Jeep could have offered an auto-dimming mirror on the inside, the manually operated unit does stand out as a cost-cutting measure.

Jeep Compass Price in Chennai

Jeep Compass On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 18,13,629 to 25,65,097 for variants Compass Sport 1.4 Multi AIR Petrol and Compass Limited 4X4 O 2.0 Diesel respectively. Jeep Compass is available in 10 variants and 5 colours. Below are details of Jeep Compass variants price in Chennai,. Check for Compass price in Chennai at Carzprice.

Jeep Compass Final Thought

We had high expectations for the Jeep Compass and are happy to report that it delivers the goods. If the attractive design and pricing are the hooks, the Compass’ tough build, high-quality cabin and genuinely good driving experience seal the deal. Importantly, the Compass feels like a true-blue Jeep. But it is not perfect. It’s not particularly spacious for its size, the engines can get noisy and it’s missing some features as well. The last bit should be a quick fix for Jeep and we don’t see too many people unhappy to pay more money for a feature-loaded Compass.

However, as with all models from FCA, our concerns go beyond the product. Fiat doesn’t have the best reputation in sales and aftersales, and there is some rub-off on Jeep too. Jeep is expanding its sales setup in India and is also offering a 2-year/unlimited km warranty to instil confidence in buyers, and we can only hope it delivers the right experience.For the moment, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. As things stand, apart from pointing Jeep in the right direction, this is the best SUV today for the money.

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Auditing Backlinks In SEO

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A backlink audit is important to ensure that the website is running as desired. It helps you to determine if there is a threat of being penalized. This enables us to identify weak links. Following are some of the aspects provided by Vivid SEO  which need to be kept in mind while executing the backlink audit:

Quality of referring sources

The quality of the referring domains is of utmost importance (most people pay attention to link quality only) .Google also seeks the domains which are connected or deal with the same line of business. A domain referring to a business with no obvious connection will yield unsatisfactory results. For Digital Marketing Services Check Vivid Digital

Relevance of location

The links need to be related to a website either in the same region or in the vicinity of business to show legitimacy and relevance

Unnatural links- Google quality guidelines

Unnatural links violates the quality guidelines of Google. Links that are merely created for website gains are deemed unnatural by Google.

In the past Google has penalized some blog networks that have backlinks originating from them. There is an impending threat of landing in trouble if such suspect blog networks have been linked. Websites with poor quality content and content resembling spam need to be stayed away from.

Meaning less content found on directories do not help the site visitor and will result in a decline in the ranking solely due to its poor end value. The main purpose of article directories is to show an unlimited number of results. For more info click SEO Agency in London

These sites are of no value to the visitor and due to this poor quality Google demerits them. Linking sites with lack of originality will also be devalued. Backlinks linked to such content will negatively impact the ranking.

Natural links built over a period of time are ranked higher. It is harder to manipulate the search to get the ranking. Hence backlinks are significant in a search engine’s algorithm.

Over the last year, the criteria to assess the inbound links have become harder, owing to unethical practices being used by several people. These faulty pages are called link farms, and could ultimately lead to a site being banned.

Reciprocal linking is another technique being used by many users. In the previous Google update, reciprocal links were targeted by the filter. Reciprocal link exchanges had to be employed in order to boost their site’s rankings with the sheer number of inbound links.

In a link exchange, a link is placed on a website that points to another website and vice versa. Some of the inbound links are usually unaccounted for since it wasn’t relevant and thereby lowering the rank.For more information on SEO Services check midasedu.in 

The reciprocal links need to be dealt with great care. The Google patent works with the popularity of the sites being linked and also assesses if it is trustworthy. Bad company will definitely land you in trouble and it is wiser to be seen or connected to clean websites.

This can be handled by ensuring a strict quality check on the kind of sites we are being linked to. By choosing relevant sites we can steer clear of questionable SEO techniques and can surely ensure a hassle free presence.

Some of these practices may seem like a challenge. Dealing with an expert helps you stay on top of the game in the digital space.

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Features Of Virtual Phone System For Business

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In Voip Phone Systems, the Voice Is Transmitted Digitally Over the Internet. with Voice Over Ip Technology, Voice, Data, Images, and Videos Can Be Transmitted Over a Single Network. the Services of Such a Telephone System Can Be Received from Any Part of the World If You Have a Pc with an Internet Connection.

in Voip Phone Systems, the Voice Is Transmitted Digitally Over the Internet. Voip Phone Systems Aid Small Businesses Reach New Heights in a Cost-Effective Manner as These Systems Do Not Require Any Expensive Equipment to Be Purchased by the User. with Hosted Ip Pbx System Implemented in Small Business Offices, the Employees Need Not Be in Their Workplace Every Time to Receive Their Calls For more info on  Virtual Phone System for Business check  Linkedphone

Proper and Clear Communication Between the Company Representatives and Customers Is the Key to the Success of Any Business Organization. Earlier, Small Businesses Were Left with Limited Options as Regards Affordable Office Communication Devices Available on the Market. But, Now with the Advent of State-Of-The-Art Ip Technology, the Situation Has Changed.

the Voip Phone Systems for Small Businesses Are Advantageous in a Number of Ways. Voip Phone Systems Aid Small Businesses Reach New Heights in a Cost-Effective Manner as These Systems Do Not Require Any Expensive Equipment to Be Purchased by the User. All the Hardware, as Well as Software, Is Maintained at the Service Provider’s Premises Itself.

the Cost of This System Is Far Less Compared to the Traditional Pbx Communication Systems. with Hosted Ip Pbx System Implemented in the Offices, the Employees Need Not Be in Their Workplace Every Time to Receive Their Calls. the Incoming Calls Can Be Redirected to the Employee’s Present Location in Real Time Through Dedicated Connections. International Calls Can Be Made at Much Lower Rates Utilizing This Technology.

the Hosted Voip Phone Systems Come with a Number of Sophisticated Features Such as Dial by Name, Dial by Extension, Auto Attendant, Virtual Receptionist, Caller ID, Call Screening, Find Me Follow Me Call Forwarding, Voicemail and Fax Mail. the Auto Attendant System Can Be Personalized to Handle the Incoming Calls in a Professional Manner with a Greeting Message.

Multiple Calls Can Be Simultaneously Answered with the Help of These Hosted Voip Pbx Systems. If Any Call Remains Unanswered,

It Will Be Automatically Redirected to a Voicemail System, Where the Callers Will Be Asked to Leave Behind Their Messages. the Users Can Have Their Voicemail Messages Sent to Their Regular Email Account as Well.

Owing to the Greater Scalability of This Device, Small Business Owners Can Add Additional Features and Extensions as They Grow

Their Business Without Making Any Further Investments. Thushealth Fitness Articles, These Advanced Voip Phone Systems for Small Businesses Are Excellent Solutions to the Rising Communication Cost.

 

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Getting Your Start Up With Digital Marketing

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Getting a startup off the ground is difficult. Between finding funding for your project, fulfilling several different roles on your own in the early stages, and getting your product out to people, there’s a lot to get done.

If your goal is to monetize your startup eventually, you are going to need a robust digital marketing plan.

Although you are not expected to know every single thing about the vertical, digital marketing for startups is one of the most important aspects of your business once you have a firm idea in place.

Here’s how to get your startup going with digital marketing.

Collect Emails

Email addresses are the digital currency of the internet, and email marketing is still a powerful tool for businesses. In fact, the Data Marketing Association found that email marketing continues to deliver strong results (a 122% ROI). For SEO Company London Check Vivid SEO

However, not every business understands how to harness the power of the email list.

Just a few tips for starters:

A. Craft a catchy subject line

B. Use language that is easy to understand

C. Avoid text walls

D. Discuss the benefits of your company

E. Optimize your email for mobile devices

If you can build an effective email list, you will see significant returns.

Get Social

Whether you run it yourself, hire a digital marketing startup, or use a freelancer, someone needs to be active on your social media profiles. Despite declining numbers in some areas, social media channels remain an important way for your business to gain exposure.

The Social Media Examiner reported that 90% of marketers feel that social media is important to their business. They also noted that 89% of marketers feel that their social media campaigns have increased exposure for their company.

A strong social media marketing can also increase traffic to your website, develop loyal customers, improve your search rankings, increase sales, and establish you as a thought leader in your industry.

Have A Plan For SEO

SEO is not a project. As long as your company is alive, you will be working on your SEO. It is one of the single most effective ways of driving organic traffic to your website. Also, it’s all free if you’re willing to put in the time and effort it takes to learn effective strategies.

It may seem like enough for you to build a beautiful website and set up social media channels. But the unfortunate reality is that people are not going to just start showing up to your website. You need to think about what kinds of keywords people are searching for in your industry and what kind of keywords will work for your company.

If you don’t have the time to find out, there are plenty of reputable digital startups out there with good prices.

Content Marketing

Maybe the most important aspect of digital marketing for startups is content marketing. If you do not already know what it is, content marketing is when a company uses original content (think blogs, videos, guides, etc.) to provide value to their customers.

The best thing about content marketing is that your readers and customers will love it since the driving force behind it is that you solve their problems and answer their questions. If you are a mechanic, for example, you could create a video about how to fix a common problem that your customers have (maybe changing spark plugs).

Get Started Now

The best time to start digital marketing for startups was five years ago. But the second best time is now! For more details on SEO Services in London Click thebigtrak.com 

It all may seem overwhelming at first. But the best thing you can do is to start producing content and marketing your services as soon as possible.

As long as you are willing to study, learn, and try new things, you will be well on your way to becoming an expert in digital marketing.

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The Virtual Phone System Is Endowed With Many Features For Business

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The hosted virtual PBX solution offers you numerous useful features compared to the old hardware based systems and more than that, it enables you to save a lot of money.With competition getting fiercer in almost all business sectors, it is critically important for a business enterprise to have an efficient communication system for it to stay and survive and grow.

After studying various phone systems available in the market, it can be said without fear of contradiction that a hosted PBX virtual phone service is the best option for small and midsize business houses to optimally meet their communication needs.

Yet another huger benefit of virtual PBX system is that you need not invest in costly equipment and the maintenance and support is the responsibility of the service provider.

A hosted PBX virtual phone service has a variety of features to give a more professional image for your business. The virtual PBX system is so called because all the functions of a regular PBX system are offered through a hosted server.

In fact, hosted PBX virtual phone system operates in the same manner as any large phone system.The virtual PBX is endowed with many features such as auto attendant, call waiting, call forwarding, fax to email, virtual receptionist, caller ID, follow me-find me, music in hold, conferencing and more.

Depending on the choice selected by the caller, calls are immediately transferred to the extensions. This system expertly manages several calls arriving together and accomplishes call routing without transmitting busy tones.

During the initial stages, PBX systems were very costly and unaffordable to many and were also difficult to install. Thus, it was beyond the reach of many small and midsize business enterprises.

But today, thanks to the modern technology, the scenario has completely changed for the better. Now the business houses need not buy and/or maintain any PBX equipment at their premises.

The entire system will be maintained by the Virtual Phone Services   provider and all you have to pay is monthly fees. This is a great boon to businesses as there is neither initial investment for purchasing the equipment nor spending money for regular maintenance and periodic repairs.

Virtual PBX phone systems with VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology are affordable and resourceful telecommunication option for small and midsize businesses.

Apart from being affordable, virtual PBX phone systems are highly scalable and it not necessary for you to overbuy and keep incurring avoidable expenses.

Additional extensions and features can be added at any time based on your ever growing business requirements.VoIP virtual

PBX phone systems enable outbound calls to national and international sites to be made at very economic rates. If your business needs to make frequent long distance calls, you will make a huge savings.

At the same time, small and midsize businesses companies can establish a virtual business presence anywhere without setting up physical offices.

Some virtual phone service companies offer a free 30 day no risk trial period without any contractual obligation. You can certainly avail this coveted offer before finalizing the service provider.

To sum up, Virtual PBX is an excellent communication choice for self- employed professionals, SOHO, small and medium sized business houses.

The services are provided through a hosted server and as the PBX services are used by a number of clientsHealth Fitness Articles, the services are made available at cheap monthly rates.

 

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WHAT IS DIGITAL MARKETING

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The tradition of digital marketing & network marketing is increasing with a good rapid speed. Which results in the lack of digital marketers in india. The number of internet users is becoming triple in last one year.

Traditional Sales and Marketing are also important for FMCG marketing. But at present Digital Marketing is a great way for advertising your product within a minute anywhere in the world.

It is also not very expensive for companies. They dont have to give travel expenses to digital marketers. Marketers can easily reach the worldwide customers from the office or from there homes. For SEO Agency in London visit Vivid SEO

Like Sales marketing techniques, Digital Marketers also uses some techniques to do there works which are listed as follows -:

1 – Social Media Marketing -:

This is the platform where you can promote your brand via some social media platforms like facebook, instagram, linkedin, twitter, pinterest.

2 – SEO -:

This is the process to rank your website higher on the google search page with this organic traffic reaches our site. This is the most important task in digital marketing. We can rank our websites and blogs from this process.

3 – Content Marketing -:

This is also the most important task to create interesting contents. through which people took interest in your blogs or services via blogs or ebooks.

4 – PPC (pay per click) -:

This is a method used for getting traffic to your website by giving comission on every single click made on your advertisement.Moreover Google Adwords is one of the biggest ppc platform in which it gives top rankings on its search engine pages.

5 – Affiliate Marketing -:

This is a commision based advertisement in which you get commision for promoting someone else brand or services at your website. Like social media ads. For more SEO services in London visit thebigtrak.com   

6 – E-mail Marketing -:  

E-mail marketing is the best way to attract your customers towards your offers. As well as redirect peoples traffic to your website by creating foolow up mails, newsletters etc.

SOME OTHER MARKETING METHODS ARE -:

SALES & MARKETING

FMCG

NETWORK MARKETING

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The 7 Issues Of Free Virtual Receptionist & How Free Virtual Receptionist Work

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The Virtual Receptionists then sent a prompt reply or message to the right person in the company or outside of it.The power to send calls and messages is completely in your hands. Through this software, getting work done becomes quicker and easier.

The jobs can easily be sent to the VR with just a click of a button.Free Virtual Receptionists use specific software’s that is connected to your phone system and computer. You can re-route the calls or mails to the receptionist just as you would to a traditional one.

Issues with free VRs

However, it is important to note that since most VRs are paid, a free VR may not be as useful as one on contract. And that is why there are certain cons that are associated when using a free VR to tend to business needs.

Some of these are as follows:

1 Reliability

The reason why free virtual assistants are not too reliable is because they are, well, free. And free is often associated with cheap.

Therefore, the service may not be as top-notch as one would expect it to be. Plus, most that are available in the market are trial versions. Which means you won’t be entitled to its complete services.

2 Poor response

Most companies that provide free VR services may not be as dedicated to your business as a paid VR. That is because a VR depends on many resources which cost money. And since these resources are more or less reserved for businesses who really need them, a lack of response on their part can be expected.

If it is for a trial, then it may be beneficial for you. Otherwise, you may want to spend money and settle for a paid VR service.

3 Does not provide the complete picture

Picture this. You are a new company and would like to hire a VR for his services. However, you are also short of money and do not really know how a VR works. So, you settle for a free VR or a trial version of an original one and you end up being dissatisfied with what you receive.

It can change your perspective and that may not be a good thing. Times are changing, and smart business strategy is the key to growth. But if you get stuck on a particular notion, then your business can take a bad hit.

4 Logistical short comings

Physical collaboration will always have a greater impact than technological interactions because of one simple reason – physical interaction cannot be disrupted during an important meeting. Technology has a tendency to fail, no matter how small the chances might be.

But in a physical interaction, the only way something can disrupt the communication is if a major problem occurs.Meetings are based on timings and communication and when both do not take place smoothly, businesses take a hit.

5 Dealing with the language barrier

Free VRs work from a number of countries around the world and sometimes, miscommunications occur due to language barriers. It’s not just restricted to grammar and diction but also includes cultural and social nuances as well.

Although the Virtual Receptionists cannot be blamed for such shortcomings, these problems do exist and you as a leader must find a way to work around it. Also, keep in mind that free services are often not the best option to entrust communications.

6 Risk of data security

It is possible that a free VR won’t be as dedicated to your campaign as other employees within the organization. And even when he does there is a risk of the data getting leaked out to the public.

After all, VRs will be in charge of sensitive information and some of it might be enough to put the company at risk.

7 Research before you Hire

It is always important to do a background check before hiring a free VR. Job experiences and recommendations are a plus. A VR with credible background is easier and safer to work with than a new one.

 

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Some Of The Top Advantages For Business Phone System

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There are been tremendous technological advancements in the field of telecommunications that today small businesses can avail sophisticated phone system with an array of valuable features.The market is flooded with many types of small business phone systems in a variety of configurations with a range of features and concomitant benefits. We are today living in the Internet age and most small business phone systems run on Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

There are several kinds of telephone systems today for all types and sizes of business enterprises. The different systems enable personnel in a business house to communicate both within the organization and outside to their customers and associates.

The primary types of business phone number are the Private Branch Exchange (PBX), Key System Unit (KSU), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and mobile devices.

Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Telephone System

The most common and traditionally popular telephone system is the PBX system, which is appropriate for organizations with at least 40 or more employees.

The PBX system is suitable for expansion in case of business growth, and usually comprises most of the features needed for general communication.

PBX systems have certain features, such as one central number and extensions to reach various personnel, automatic call distribution and answering, and customised greetings to callers.

Key Service Unit (KSU) Telephone System

The KSU system consists of a multi-line telephone service that includes the phones, wires, jacks and other necessary hardware, plus a central unit that is a special computer referred to as the Key Service Unit (KSU). This is the size of a normal medicine cabinet and is usually attached to a wall with an electrical outlet positioned nearby.

The KSU system enables users to manually control and direct incoming calls. This type of business phone system is suitable for organizations with 10 to 40 employees. It is usually less costly than a PBX system and can handle fewer connections.

Among its various standard features and functions, the KSU system permits interoffice dialing, and shows lines that are already engaged.

The VoIP Alternative

A new addition to the range of business phone systems is the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. An innovative system that does not need too much software or hardware, the VoIP alternative is now gradually replacing the traditional methods of telephony with reduced costs and many additional features.

The hosted VoIP system eliminates infrastructure costs to a great degree because calls are diverted to virtual software that is known as a “softphone”, which functions as a phone interface. Using headset and microphones, company personnel can make and receive calls through the Internet.

This system cuts costs substantially. Expansions and other modifications are possible without incurring additional hardware and other additions.

The VoIP system also enables calls to be directed to mobile devices, so company employees can conduct business while away from the office location. Wireless communication allows users to connect to the Internet, check mail, and do anything they would do if connected to the Internet at their offices.

 

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Tata Hexa Performance & Price

Tata Hexa Overview

Tata Motors has announced its re-entry in the full-size SUV segment by introducing the Hexa crossover in the Indian market. The full-size SUV segment was created by the company with the launch of Aria in October 2010, but to its utmost dismay, the Aria turned out to be an absolute dud. Hence, in what seems to be an attempt to cover the lost ground, the company has presented the Tata Hexa SUV to replace the Aria. The Hexa, being the Mumbai-based automaker’s new flagship product, is the second company model to be based on the new IMPACT design philosophy. The company has bagged nearly 3000 orders for the SUV and it would have a minimum waiting period of around 8 weeks. The magical combination of impeccable interior cabin with lots of first-in-segment features and staggering pricing is all set to make it a sure-shot winner in the Indian market. View offers on Tata Cars from Tata dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

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Tata Hexa Exterior

Though Tata has applied utmost effort in giving Hexa a distinctive image than that of its predecessor Aria, but the fact is it is a ‘heavily’ revised Aria. The company says every panel on the car has been re-sculpted. The design is highly appreciable with the front profile having high-set clamshell bonnet, large hexagonal grille and swept back headlamps. There is large air dam below the bumper while the LED DRLs and the fog lamps beneath lend a handsome look to the car.

While lines and creases on the sides and the overall proportion of the car do show traits of a crossover, the company has tried to add butch looks as much as possible. The lower plastic cladding, flared wheel arches, 19-inch two-spoke alloy wheels, and roof rails, all add some strength to the profile while the blackened pillars create a floating roof effect. The ORVMs are huge and they come integrated with LED turn indicators. Then there is prominent Hexa branding in the form of chrome strip on the large third-row window which is certainly a nice touch. The use of chrome strips is also on the door handles adding a little more panache, increasing the sense of richness.

At the rear, the opinions can be polarized but most would agree that the best view of Hexa is when it is viewed from the rear quarter. The car looks modern, contemporary and eye catchy with each element contributing to the looks. The stylish wraparound horizontal tail lights with integrated LED lighting technology, looks captivating to the senses. The tail lamps are connected via thick chrome strip with the company logo in the middle standing like a boss. Other elements such as meaty tail pipes and the small spoiler at the top also enhance the more upright stance of the car.

Tata Hexa Interior

The interiors of the Tata Hexa are truly welcoming; thanks to the all-black cabin with superb finishing that gives the feel of a premium vehicle. The car features piano-back inserts and brushed grey plastic and the effort seems to be towards making the dashboard look cool. However, by utilizing several materials and plastics, it looks like the design is lacking classiness. The steering wheel reminds us of the newer generation cars coming out of Tata’s stable. There are mounted controls for audio, telephony and cruise on the large 4-spoke tilt adjustable steering. Sadly, the steering is only rake adjustable not reach and this is certainly a down considering the price this car falls in.

Tata has really upped the game in terms of advanced features. The Hexa features instrument cluster with two large analogue dials along with a 3.5-inch advanced driver information display resting in between. The driver information display (DIS) give loads of information and one can switch through the information by using stalks on the right hand side of the steering. Coming to the centre console, it has been gracefully divided with the top portion featuring ac vents and chrome accents and below there is a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment unit.

The ConnectNext infotainment with chrome surrounds looks pretty and in fact similar in size fitted in other Tata cars such as Bolt and Zest. But it does the required job as it is loaded with plenty of tech such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The unit also supports plenty of apps including Juke App through which a song playlist can be automatically created to playback desired songs of all the passengers. The ConnectNext app suite also includes NaviMaps for navigation and Tata Smart Remote App for controlling lighting, audio and media screen. The decibels are provided by JBL with 10-speaker setup which is unexpectedly low on output.

The car features climate control the setup of which sits right below the infotainment. With individual ac vents on the floor-mounted console, the cabin takes no time in cooling. Though the HVAC unit give access to control all the blowers across the cabin, the speed can also be controlled independently via roof-mounted console. Just below the climate controls, there you get 12V charging point, USB/Aux-In connectivity as well as rotary selector for ‘Super Drive Modes’.Check for Tata Hexa in inlnk.in 

The door lock and unlock buttons are placed on the centre console instead of usual driver side door pad so some might feel a bit confusing initially but these things get accustomed with time. Moreover, in case you need to open the individual doors from inside, the only option are the pull-type locks which need some effort. The leather covering with white contrast stitching on the seats lends a nice look and feel. The seats are nicely cushioned and are well bolstered as well. Hop on to the driver’s seat and you will find that it can be adjustable in 8 different ways and also comes with lumbar support. However, the footwell is a bit tight since the central tunnel takes some space invading the room available for the left foot.

At the front, the centre armrest comes handy while the large door pads offer enough space to dump one large bottle along with small knick knacks. Coming to the second row bench seats, they are comfortable as they have fore and aft adjustment and also reclining functionality so that you can sit with your leg crossed. Further, the second row can be split folded in 60:40 ratio while the occupants will also like the side shades which are manually deployable.

And just like most 7-seater vehicles, the third row passengers will be least comfortable. The last row can be accessed by tumble folding the second-row seats. Though it has low under-thigh support, adult can sit there for short highway journeys. Another noticeable flaw is that the curtain airbags only extends to the c-pillar that means the passengers at the third row aren’t protected by them. However, the passengers at the third row do get individual headrests, 3-point seatbelts as well as convenient storage space. The headroom and legroom is just adequate and best for shorter distances as mentioned earlier. With the second and third row seats up, the boot space is 128L which is quite good as compared to cars such as XUV500 which practically gives nothing. Fold the third row seats and it frees up more space while the maximum capacity of luggage is 671L with both second and third row seats folded. Overall, Tata has done a commendable job in terms of providing comfort and practicality in this car.

Tata Hexa Performance

Tata has used the VARICOR400 engine, that powers the top-end Safari Storme. With the Hexa, the same state of tune has been used and power is at a respectable 154 hp, but the talking point is the 400Nm torque. In simple words, the torque is ample to move the two-tonne-plus MPV over paved terrain with utmost ease. For most of our driving duration on the highway, the Hexa was in the 1,500 to 3,000 rpm range and it returned an impressive figure of 13.1 km/l on the MID (or Multi Information Display). This engine has two transmission options, a 6-speed manual transmission which is exactly the same as found in the Storme and a Punch Powerglide Strasbourg 6-speed automatic transmission. It is a torque converter unit, but this gearbox is well tuned for the engine. The engine noise doesn’t filter much into the cabin, partly due to the good Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH) proofing.

While most torque converters have the inherent issue of shift shocks, this automatic is one of the most refined units we have driven so far.The gear shifts are quick and the turbo lag is well-controlled. The transmission responds quickly to kick-downs. Along with the ‘D’ mode, the driver also gets to choose from a ‘Sport’ or ‘Dynamic’ mode where each gear is held for longer for an engaging drive when needed. It can be shifted to a manual mode where a tip-tronic lets you change gears when you want to. There isn’t a paddle shift arrangement, but with the Dynamic mode is pretty good too. The manual gearbox, on the other hand, was slightly notchy and sometime slotting the gear was a bit of a problem.

In addition, at every overtake on the highway, a higher gear change became imperative as the engine would reach its limit for that particular gear. Since the vehicles being overtaken here were trucks, the overtake happened in second gear, but shifting to the third cog while doing the overtake became necessary. Also, there isn’t any space for a dead pedal in the manual version, so you don’t get one.

Tata Hexa Driving

Hexa is a revelation in itself with a pretty smooth and swift drive experience. The steering wheel is a delight to hold and it responds well to the driver’s finger tips. The cabin has very less noise with perfectly-tuned NVH levels.There isn’t any doubt that the earlier Aria was fully capable of handling bad roads. And the traits can be seen in the successor as well. The 19-inch wheels which are largest in its class are coupled with variable rate dampers offering excellent ride quality. Moreover, the way recalibrated suspension setup dismisses the potholes and other road imperfections is truly commendable. And more rigidity in chassis has helped in fine tuning of the suspension further.

But at the rear, the suspension is much stiffer, this approach is to make the vehicle sportier. And this can be experienced at highways where the car feels totally composed as the suspension work as a cover up for the massive size of the vehicle. However, propelling it hard will increase the body roll.The hydraulic steering is light and vague at high speeds and this is a disadvantage. There is overmuch loose at the centre of steering and as you turn into the corners, it appears to be disconnected. But despite of all the odds, the Hexa is unquestionably the best in terms of ride quality in its class.

Tata Hexa Safety

Despite the car having all-disc brake setup, it does not inspire confidence and there is always a feeling that the heavy weight will overpower the braking mechanism. However, from high-speeds of about 80kmph, the car comes to halt without any drama. The safety kit includes a total of 6 airbags with 2 airbags, ABS with EBD and corner stability control forms the part of standard equipment. Other features include electronic stability program with roll-over mitigation, traction control, hill hold control, hill descent control, reverse parking sensors with camera and front and rear fog lamps.

Tata Hexa Cost in New Delhi

Tata Hexa Ex-Showroom Price in New Delhi ranges from 11,74,286/- (Hexa XE) to 17,06,463/- (Hexa XT 4X4). Get best offers for Tata Hexa from Tata Dealers in New Delhi. Check for Hexa price in New Delhi at Carzprice

Tata Hexa Round Up

The Tata Hexa is unlike any other Tata vehicle and has equipment found usually in luxury SUVs. It has brilliant NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness) levels and an impressive automatic gearbox, which is a quantum leap for the carmaker. However, pricing will be critical to the Hexa’s success and it should undercut the Toyota Innova Crysta AT by a considerable. For the manual, it should be priced below the XUV5OO’s top-end trim. Things such as only one touch down on the driver window and lower plastic quality for the rear HVAC control panel are some shortcomings. That said, the Hexa is a big indicator of change for Tata Motors and hopefully production models and upcoming models maintain consistency.

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Toyota Etios Cross Overview & Test Drive

Toyota Etios Cross Overview

What is a Cross? Is it just the design which goes between the Hatchback and the SUV or few plastic or fiber parts around the car making it bigger than the hatchback? However, there is a new segment, which has taken birth in the Indian automotive market. You might have heard about the Cross Polo from VW, Fiat Avventura and now the Etios Cross, I wonder the word Cross from the actual segment Crossover (CUV – Crossover Utility Vehicle) is not utilized efficiently. The new segment will do well for Toyota as the Indian market is always open for new designs and technologies. As to the difference from the Hatchback, you can only notice that high amount of plastic or fiber is used around the car, which neither makes it bigger nor gives it a taller look, which fails from the typical crossover. View offers on Toyota Cars from Toyota dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

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Toyota Etios Cross Exterior

Like the Cross Polo and the Fabia Scout, the Etios Cross is based on a hatchback – the Liva in this case. Its underpinnings are therefore the same as the Liva and have the same wheelbase, ground clearance and turning radius as the hatch. Its puffed up suit gives it some visual bulk in the form of the beefed up bumpers, the bull bar, the skid plates, roof-rails and cladding on the doors & wheel-arches. The headlights have additional reflective extensions that connect them to the bull bar. The front turn blinkers have moved out from headlamps and into the bumper and sit on top of the fog lights. There is a two-tone roof-spoiler at the back that looks good in the brighter shades. The Etios Cross uses more satin finished parts than chrome and it goes very well with the rugged look that this car tries to portray.

Toyota Etios Cross Interior

The Toyota Etios Cross has a number of features including a cooled glovebox, an all black interior, a 3 spoke steering wheel, seven one litre bottle holders, front and rear door pockets and ergonomic controls. Cabin space is decent and the Etios Cross can seat four adults with ease. Similar to the Etios Liva, the boot space is 251 litres, which is one of the best in its segment. Audio controls mounted on the steering wheel for the 2 DIN infotainment unit with USB, AUX-in and Bluetooth playback adds to the convenience for the driver.

Toyota Etios Cross Engine

The Toyota Etios Cross is powered by three engines, a 1,197 cc and 1,496 cc petrol engine and a 1,364 cc diesel engine. The smaller petrol motor generates 79hp power at 5,600 rpm and 104Nm at 3,100 rpm while the larger unit produces 89hp at 5,600 rpm and 132Nm at 3,000 rpm. The diesel churns out 67 hp at 3,800 rpm and 170Nm from 1,800 rpm to 2,400 rpm.The Toyota Etios Cross has a 5-speed manual gearbox for all engines. All transmissions are paired with a light clutch and gear changes are smooth. Gear ratios are tuned to deliver good drivability, translating into lesser gear shifts in traffic.

The Toyota Etios Cross has a certified mileage of 17.71 km.l for the 1.2 litre petrol variant, 16.78 km/l for the 1.4 litre petrol, and 23.59 km/l for the 1.4 litre diesel. While the petrol fuel efficiency figures are acceptable for its segment, the diesel’s fuel efficiency is one of the best in its segment.

Toyota Etios Cross Driving

The Etios Cross is marginally heavier than the Liva – between 5 to 10kg depending on the variant. However, it is not significant enough to be evident when you are driving the car. Speaking of which, the Etios Liva was always a fun car to drive with a nice suspension setup – more so in diesel. Even in the Etios Cross, the diesel variant feels more stable and precise at speed and through bends than its petrol sibling. The steering system is vague at centre, but marginally better for the diesel variant. The brief sprint we had wasn’t long enough to comment on the grip levels of the tyres but judging by the Etios Liva, the 185/65-R15 tyres are good for most chores.

Toyota Etios Cross Safety

The Toyota Etios Cross comes with dual front airbags as standard on all variants. Except for the base G version, all other variants have ABS. The Etios Cross also scored an impressive four out of five stars in the Global NCAP safety rating, making it one of the safest crossover hatchbacks in the country.

Toyota Etios Cross Cost in Mumbai

Toyota Etios Cross Ex-Showroom Price in Mumbai ranges from 6,42,113/- (Etios Cross G) to 8,23,500/- (Etios Cross X Edition Petrol). Get best offers for Toyota Etios Cross from Toyota Dealers in Mumbai. Check for Etios Cross price in Mumbai at Carzprice

Toyota Etios Cross Conclusion

To sum it up, the Volkswagen Cross Polo has a cleaner design and better appointed interiors than the Etios Cross. However, the Etios Cross, being based on the frugal Etios platform, will be cheaper to own than its European rivals and has better engine options too. So if you are not really looking for that commanding driving position that an SUV or a crossover offers, but need a car robust enough to compliment you on your cross country drives, while being frugal on urban commutes – then the Etios Cross could be a choice worth considering.