Accordingly, during the same period, the vehicle has become the fourth highest-selling SUV in the country. Introduced in September 2020, Sonet has contributed almost 17 per cent to the segment and 32 per cent to the company's overall sales. "The Sonet was launched when the auto industry was facing its worst slump in history with the advent of Covid-19 pandemic," said Tae-Jin Park.
The software enables Tesla vehicles to virtually drive themselves both on highways and city streets, but it is still considered a level 2 driver assist since it requires driver supervision at all times, reports Electrek. The driver remains responsible for the vehicle, needs to keep its hands on the steering wheel, and be ready to take control, the report said.
The exit of Ford will benefit companies who are in the utility vehicle space, they added. At a time when Asian car makers have captured the market in the US, it was nothing but natural for the American automobile companies -- General Motors and now Ford -- to sputter and stop in India if they get their basics wrong.
However, his journey in the car segment was not that easy. The course of his career and the entire country’s car market would have been different if American carmaker giant Ford had bought Tata Motors back in 1999. Interestingly, Ford was all set to buy Tata but Ratan Tata changed his mind after he felt “humiliated” by Bill Ford.
The EV will now be retailed in all the Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the country under the 'Phase II' expansion strategy. The EQC launched in 2020 was until now available in six select cities across 14 locations, as part of the Phase 1 launch plan. Mercedes-Benz India has also re-opened bookings for the next batch of EQCs.
In a statement, Ford India said it would expand its city-based Ford Business Solutions team and bring to market some of its global vehicles and electrified SUVs. Ford India has two plants in India - one near Chennai and one at Sanand, Gujarat. It will, however, continue to provide customers in India with ongoing parts, service, and warranty support.
Musk replied to a tweet that had shared the story of British tech major Dyson’s ambitious project of developing an electric vehicle that failed. Musk said that “Production is hard. Production with positive cash flow is extremely hard.” To this, Mahindra quote tweeted Musk’s comment and said that it’s their way of life as they have been doing this for decades.