Volkswagen CEO says will tweak strategy to maintain electric, autonomous push

FRANKFURT: Volkswagen will tweak its strategy to maintain investment momentum for developing electric and autonomous cars as it tries to make up for lost revenues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the company’s chief executive said. The multi-brand car and truck maker, which owns the Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche, Skoda, Lamborghini and Audi brands, is preparing a strategy meeting next week to discuss long-term trends and implications for manufacturing, investment and sales. “There are several million cars missing in our planning,” Herbert Diess said on Thursday, adding that sales in some markets…

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Mahindra announces exclusive offers for govt employees

NEW DELHI: Mahindra and Mahindra on Thursday announced new exclusive offers for the government employees under the Sarcar 2.0 program. The offers are applicable on accessories, workshop related expenses, the entire range of vehicles, and extended warranty. Under the Sarcar 2.0 program, central govt, state govt and PSU employees are eligible for additional cash discounts up to Rs 11,500. Best-in-class offers will come in CSD/CPC stores purchases. All the purchases made by govt employees will have zero processing fees. The Sarcar 2.0 program will also offer the lowest rate of…

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Tata Nexon: Tata Nexon SUV hits 1.5 lakh production milestone

MUMBAI: Tata Motors on Thursday celebrated the rollout of the 1,50,000th Nexon from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune. Tata Nexon achieved the 1st 50,000 milestone on Sept 2018, followed by the 1,00,000 on Sept 2019. Tata Nexon is the first car in India to receive a full 5-star adult safety rating by Global NCAP, an internationally renowned safety accreditation body in 2018, the Nexon has paved the way for other cars from Tata Motors like Altroz, Tiago and Tigor to establish new benchmarks in car safety in each of their…

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hyundai i20 launch: 2021 Hyundai i20 launched, starts at Rs 6.79 lakh

NEW DELHI: Hyundai Motor India on Thursday launched the 3 rd-gen i20. The premium hatchback will take forward the 12-year old i20 brand’s legacy in India. The 2021 Hyundai i20 starts at Rs 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs lakh (ex-showroom). The petrol variant ranges between Rs 6.79 lakh – Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The diesel variant ranges between Rs 8.19 lakh – Rs 10.59 lakh (ex-showroom). The turbo variant of the premium hatchback starts at Rs 8.79 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 11.17 lakh (ex-showroom).…

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Mini JCW GP Inspired Edition: Mini JCW GP Inspired Edition launched in India, starts at Rs 46.90 lakh

NEW DELHI: Mini India on Thursday launched the all-new Mini John Cooper Works GP Inspired Edition. The exclusive hatchback will be limited to 15 units and will be brought to India via the CBU route. The Mini JCW GP Inspired Edition starts at Rs 46.90 lakh (ex-showroom) and is available in the exclusive racing grey metallic colour scheme. The all-new Mini JCW GP Inspired Edition pays a tribute to the original JCW GP hatchback and borrows most of its authentic racetrack flair and brings it to the roads. The hatchback…

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SC reserves order on Skoda’s plea challenging FIR in UP over cheat device in diesel car

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved orders on a plea filed by Skoda Volkswagen India challenging an FIR registered in Uttar Pradesh by a customer over the use of “cheat device” in its diesel car. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said there are many legal procedures by which the automobile company can secure relief for itself and observed that prima facie investigation should continue in the case. “We have read the case. We are saying as to why the trial/investigation should not go on… “There…

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Hyundai i20: 3rd-gen Hyundai i20 launch on Thursday: Price expectation

NEW DELHI: The 3rd-gen Hyundai i20 is right at the doorstep of the Indian auto market and will hit the roads on November 5. Hyundai is back with an offering in its favourite segment that is the premium hatchback one, but there is definitely a lot of expectation from the new hatchback as it carries forward the legacy of the 12-year old i20 brand. As the hatchback makes its sleekest transition into its boldest avatar yet, we take you through what this premium package has to offer and how much…

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Mahindra Thar: Mahindra Thar gets 20,000 bookings, waiting period crosses 6 months

NEW DELHI: Mahindra and Mahindra on Wednesday announced that the Thar has crossed 20,000 bookings. The 2nd gen Mahindra Thar is just a month old in the Indian auto market. The waiting period for the Mahindra Thar now ranges between 5 to 7 months depending upon the variant. According to the automaker, the hard-top variants both automatic and manual (both fuel variants) are particularly facing huge demand. To counter the massive demand, the automaker is now working on increasing the production capacity both at its Nasik facility and the supplier…

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Kia Sonet beats Hyundai Venue, still behind Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in October sales

NEW DELHI: The competition in the B-SUV segment is growing fiercer day-by-day as the auto industry inches towards the second stage of the festive season. And Kia Sonet is the one to keep an eye out for. Kia Sonet will turn 2 months old in the market soon and it has managed to topple down one of the top players in the segment, the Hyundai Venue. Venue was the first and the only B-SUV to feature the iMT transmission apart from Sonet. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is still on a…

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I-Pace: JLR set to launch I-PACE electric SUV, booking commences

MUMBAI: Jaguar Land Rover India on Wednesday announced that it has opened bookings of its all-electric Performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE. The deliveries are expected to begin from March 2021. The vehicle is fitted with 90 kWh Lithium-ion battery that delivers 400 PS from its two electric motors. The 90 kWh Lithium-ion battery comes with an 8 years or 1,60,000 km warranty. I-PACE customers will benefit from complimentary 5 years service package, 5 years Jaguar Roadside Assistance as well as a 7.4 kW AC wall mounted charger, the company informed.…

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4v Price: 2021 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V launched, starts at Rs 1.31 lakh |

NEW DELHI: TVS Motor Company on Wednesday launched the 2021 Apache RTR 200 4V. The new version of the motorcycle celebrates the Apache brand’s 4 million sales milestone, which was achieved quite recently. 2021 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V starts at Rs 1.31 lakh (ex-showroom) for the standard dual-channel ABS variant. The new version costs around Rs 9,000 dearer than the previous version. The new Apache RTR 200 4V will feature 3 riding modes- Sport, Urban, Rain- that can adapt to any kind of driving conditions and can be switched…

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TVS Apache RTR 200 4v Price: 2021 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V launched, starts at Rs 1.31 lakh |

NEW DELHI: TVS Motor Company on Wednesday launched the 2021 Apache RTR 200 4V. The new version of the motorcycle celebrates the Apache brand’s 4 million sales milestone, which was achieved quite recently. 2021 TVS Apache RTR 200 4V starts at Rs 1.31 lakh (ex-showroom) for the standard dual-channel ABS variant. The new version costs around Rs 9,000 dearer than the previous version. The new Apache RTR 200 4V will feature 3 riding modes- Sport, Urban, Rain- that can adapt to any kind of driving conditions and can be switched…

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