SMIPL launches all new 'Hayabusa', priced at Rs 16.40 lakh
The company launched the 'All-New Hayabusa' with a full model change for the first time in 13 years. The new sport bike has been developed to achieve comply with the BS6 emissions standards. Furthermore, the instrumental console containing a large analogue meter and tachometer has now be equipped with a number of new touches "that will make its functions shine even brighter".
Hyundai Motor to phase out Kona EVs in domestic market
The Kona EV is Hyundai's bestselling EV model launched in April 2018, but the compact SUV's image has been tainted by a series of battery fires, which prompted the automaker to recall over 75,680 units in February jointly with battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd. Hyundai will only sell Kona EVs in stock for the domestic market while continuing to export them to overseas markets, company officials said.
Maruti Suzuki sells over 1.57 lakh factory-fitted S-CNG vehicles in FY21
"We see CNG as a technology that has set a new benchmark in green fuel mobility. Maruti Suzuki offers its customers the widest options of factory-fitted CNG-powered cars. At the same time, CNG is becoming one of the most preferred alternative fuels due to its economic cost of running and improved CNG filling infrastructure," said Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India.
Hyundai to again suspend key plant over chip shortage
Hyundai will halt the operation of the Asan plant, 100 km south of Seoul, which produces the Grandeur and Sonata sedans, on Monday and Tuesday, a company spokesman said over the phone. Hyundai has seven domestic plants -- five in Ulsan, one in Asan and one in Jeonju -- and 10 overseas plants -- four in China and one each in the US, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Russia, India and Brazil. Their combined capacity reaches 5.5 million vehicles.
Invited Tesla to manufacture EVs in India: Nitin Gadkari
In his address at The Raisina Dialogue 2021, he said that it is a golden opportunity for the company to start manufacturing in India. "I had a video conference with Tesla management. I suggested to them that it is a golden opportunity for them to start manufacturing here in India," he said.
Tata Motors Group's global wholesales zooms 43% YoY in Q4FY21
Global wholesales of all Tata Motors commercial vehicles and Tata Daewoo range in Q4FY21 stood at 109,428 units higher by 55 per cent over Q4FY20. "Global wholesales of all passenger vehicles in Q4 FY21 were at 2,20,697 nos, higher by 39 per cent as compared to Q4 FY20."
Base effect pushes March passenger vehicle sales higher: SIAM
Sales of passenger vehicles increased to 290,939 last month compared to over 135,196 units during the same period of 2020. In February 2021, 281,380 units of passenger vehicles were sold, including the sub-segments of cars, utility vehicles and vans. A total of 156,985 passenger cars were sold in the domestic market up from 80,727 units in the like period of 2020.
Unique barbeque framing behind iconic Mahindra Thar
The Thar is manufactured at the Nashik facility. The basic assembly goes into the barbeque framing station where structure of the Thar comes together. The side panels that incorporate the structure for the wheels and rearview arch also come in. In this giant jig structure of barbeque framing, the roof is welded on to the body, a critical part of the manufacturing process which gives it strength. This is one of the key reasons why the Thar is so much easier to drive.
Hyundai Alcazar completes durability tests
"Developed to redefine benchmarks, Hyundai Alcazar has been tested over varying terrains such as rough roads, fast-paced highways and hilly terrain. Pushed to the limits, Hyundai Alcazar has surpassed challenging weather conditions to ensure this fortress is built to last," said a company statement.
TVS Motor shipped out 1L two-wheelers in March
"It is a momentous occasion for TVS Motor as our international two-wheeler business achieved a sales milestone of 100,000 units in March," Sudarshan Venu, Joint Managing Director, TVS Motor Company was quoted a saying in a statement. TVS Motor also said the UK based Norton Motorcycles is currently finalising the construction of its new factory and is expected to open by the mid of second quarter of 2021.