04:07 pm Mumbai: Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp has made an upward revision in the ex-showroom prices of its motorcycles and scooters, effective Monday. According to the company, the price hike has been effected across the entire range of its two-wheelers. "The price increase across its range of two-wheelers has been 1 per cent (of the ex-showroom price), although the exact quantum of the increase will vary on the basis of the model and the specific market," Hero MotoCorp said in a statement.
04:07 pm Mumbai/Dhaka: Automobile major Tata Motors on Monday said it will supply over 200 units of the Tata Hexa four-wheel drive SUV to the Bangladesh Army. According to the company, it has won this order against other competitive brand SUVs and "this has been the first key order from the Bangladesh Army". Tata Hexa is being made available exclusively for the use of the Armed Forces and is currently not available for purchase by private customers. The company has been selling passenger vehicles in Bangladesh since 2012.
04:07 pm New Delhi: Automobile major Hyundai Motor India on Tuesday launched KONA Electric, India's 'First Fully Electric SUV', with an introductory price of Rs 25.30 lakh. Kona has an estimated range of 452 kms per charge and comes with differentiated driving modes like Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport. The new electric SUV's powertrain employs a 136 ps permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor powered by a high-voltage 39.2 kWh advanced lithium-ion polymer battery. Consequently, the motor is able to develop a 40.27 kgm of torque distributed to the front wheels giving an acceleration of 0 to 100 km per hour in just 9.7 seconds. Besides, the battery system features 'liquid-cooling technology', while the battery pack has high energy density. According to the company, customers will be provided with two chargers including a portable charger and an AC wall box charger. "The Portable charger can be plugged into any normal '3 Pin 15 Amp socket'... This charger can top up daily running of 50 kms in less than three hours," the company said. The 'AC Wall Box charger' (7.2 kW) can top-up charge the vehicle within 1 hour for running 50 kms, it added. In addition, the company said that it is working along with IOCL to develop infrastructure at "select fuel stations in select cities" to provide fast charging facilities. "HMIL will invest on the equipment and installation of these 'Fast Chargers' (CCS Type - Single Port). These chargers can charge 80 per cent of the battery capacity in less than an hour," the company added. "Moreover, all Hyundai Electric Selling dealerships are equipped with 7.2 kW AC charger to support customers for KONA Electric charging. Additionally, in select cities a special Kona Electric fleet fitted with power converter will provide emergency charging support to the customers."
04:07 pm New Delhi: Domestic passenger car sales continued to slump with the segment's off-take falling 24.07 per cent in June. According to industry observers, high cost due to GST, low demand, and lack of adequate liquidity continued to dent purchases. According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger car sales in the domestic market dropped to 139,628 units from 183,885 units sold during June 2018. Among the other sub-segments of passenger vehicles, the number of utility vehicles sold in India went down by 0.99 per cent to 72,917 units in June 2019, while 13,187 vans were sold last month, down 18.7 per cent from the corresponding month of 2018. Overall, passenger vehicle sales declined 17.54 per cent in June to 225,732 units from 273,748 units.