American automobile giant ‘Jeep’ has launched the 2021 Compass SUV on January 27. The facelift version comes with revamped headlamps, seven-slat grille, new front bumper and 18-inch alloy wheels. Equipped with six airbags, ABS and multi-terrain drive mode, the SUV comes with options of 2.0-litre turbo-diesel and 1.4-litre turbo-petrol variants. Having extra features to the interiors also, the 2021 Jeep Compass will cost Rs 16.99 lakh with… read-more
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Pandemic affected electric vehicle industry expects a decrease in raw materials' GST rates and a position in the priority sector lending list from the upcoming Budget. Ather Energy CEO Tarun Mehta said that the government must allow inverted duty refunds for R&D to minimize working capital blockage. Kinetic Green Founder Sulajja Firodia Motwani had echoed similar thoughts and asked implementation of FAME II scheme up to 2025.
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South Korean brand Kia Motors has created a record becoming the fastest to sell 2 lakh units of wholesale domestic sale in India within 17 months of operation. Interestingly, Kia sold the second 1,00,000 units in record six-months time. Consistently featuring in top 5 automaker list, Kia achieved this with only three-class products in its portfolio. Meanwhile, to meet up the demand, the carmaker is operating two shifts at its Anantapur… read-more
Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on January 25 nodded to levy ‘Green Tax' on above eight-year-old vehicles. Sending the proposal to states and Union Territories for their comments, the aforementioned vehicles would be charged during the fitness renewal and funds be utilized for anti-pollution steps. While the old transport vehicles would be charged at 10-25%, the probable renewal and levy deadline for personal and public transport vehicles… read-more
Mahindra's Dy-Managing Director Anish Shah hoped that electric vehicles' sale will overtake the sale of conventional fuel vehicles by 2030. However, he said this could not be possible without the government support. Laying stress on technological advancements, Anish also pointed out that it would be difficult for the government to offer subsidy on EVs to rich. He emphasized on the government’s role to facilitate infrastructure, considering… read-more
Tata motors have again hit the market as it launched the new Altroz iTurbo in three variants - XT, XZ, and XZ+ trim - on January 23. Reportedly, Tata unveiled the price to be starting from Rs.7.73 lakh. However, the Trim variants (petrol) were priced Rs 60,000 higher. Moreover, the models boast a new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine with 'Sports mode', black-grey interiors, and a black roof with general features of an Altroz.
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US-based automaker General Motors (GM) has expressed resentment over the Maharashtra government's objection of GM annulling its Talegaon plant. GM warned that the rejection contradicts the state's business-friendly rapport and could discourage prospective investors. Reportedly, the government rejected GM's appeal over grievances raised by workers who demanded GM to continue production. Besides, a… read-more
Automaker Maruti Suzuki recently exported the first consignment of 184 units of its offroad SUV Jimny to Latin American countries. Manufactured at the Gurugram plant, the three-door Made-in-India version will soon be transported to African and Middle-East markets. Equipped with 1.5L engine, Jimny comes with a 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter gear options. However, Maruti Suzuki’s much-awaited five-door version of Jimny is yet to be… read-more
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Italian superbike maker Ducati on January 22 launched its three new BS6 models of Scrambler range superbikes in India. The models include MY21 Scrambler Icon, Scrambler Icon Dark and Scrambler 1100 Dark Pro ranging between Rs 8.49 -10.99 lakh. While all the models are launched in BS6 compliance, they are assembled with retuned suspension mechanism, reinforced chassis and standard riding modes making them effective for daily use.
French automaker Citroen’s India unit is planning to open 10 new showrooms ahead of its C5 AirCross SUV launch. Eying to kickstart from major cities including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Cochin, Kolkata, Pune, and Gurugram the company will model its showrooms in French model La Maison. The showrooms will offer customers a 3D configuration of their cars to enhance the customer experience and sales.
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