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Supreme Court lifted the existing diesel ban

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Auto makers heave a sigh of relief as the Supreme Court on Friday lifted the existing diesel ban in Delhi-NCR region and allowed the vehicles back on road. Diesel cars and SUVs with engines over 2000cc were banned in the capital in December 2015 following the concerns expressed by the Green Tribunal as a measure to prevent further air pollution

This came as a huge shocker to the big car makers like Mercedes, Mahindra and Toyota who earned a major portion of their revenue from the diesel segment vehicles in the Delhi- NCR.

Following this, a joint petition was made by the Mercedes, a Toyota dealer and SIAM to remove the existing ban stating that they were ready to pay a cess until a judgement has been made on the Diesel engine's contribution to air pollution in the capital. They appealed on the ground that the pollution was not caused by the diesel vehicles alone and the right reason need to be figured out soon.

On Friday , a bench headed by Chief Justice of India T.S.Thakur modified the ban stating that the auto companies will be charged a 1% of the ex-showroom price on all diesel vehicles as 'Environment Protection Charges' towards the compensation for the pollution that their vehicles are likely to cause.

This judgement was opposed by the Central Government claiming that any right to levy tax was the right of the legislative and not to be done by any court. The Supreme Court is said to have agreed to consider this opposition positively.

Meanwhile, the environment charges will have to be paid by the manufacturers to a private bank in the state. Whether this tax will be passed on to the customers is yet unknown, but the automobile giants seemed to have been completely relieved after the removal of the ban. A top official from Mahindra said that they can now focus better on producing vehicles that comply with BS 6 norms.

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Jeep Compass Limited Plus priced at Rs.21.07 lakh in India

Jeep launched Compass Limited Plus, the top spec variant of their best-selling SUV Compass in India at a price of Rs.21.07 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The new variant comes at a premium of one lakh than the Limited (O) variant.


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Tata Nexon launches new limited edition Kraz at Rs.7.14 lakh

Tata Nexon, the subcompact car from India’s very own carmaker was launched an year ago. The model had received an overwhelming response from car lovers and still continues to be the company’s best-selling vehicle with average monthly sales of around 4000 units.

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month

• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017

• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model

• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately


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Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.


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Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 Old wine in a new bottle Find out

Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.


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Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017

Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.


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Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car

As the Indian Government has been taking quicker and necessary steps to curb the growing pollution in the country, the automobile market too seems to be rapidly making moves alongside. This year, Indian Government planned to skip the implementation of BS-V norms altogether and is about to leap from BS-IV to VI in next four years, i.e. stricter emission norms by 2020.


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Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh

August 1st witnessed the launch of the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which brought the brand to India as CBU (Completely Built Up) units with a heavy price tag had promised that they will soon launch a Made in India SUV at their new facility (JV with Tata) in Ranjangaon, Pune.


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Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh

MU-X, A new SUV from Isuzu Motors India was launched in India on Thursday replacing the MU-7 from their Indian line-up. This robust utility vehicle comes in two variants- a 4x2 variant priced at Rs.23.99 lakh and 4x4 variant at Rs.25.99 lakh (Both Ex-showroom Delhi). The MU-X shares its platform with the new-generation D-Max and rivals against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The MU-X had conquered the global market until March 2017 after which a facelifted version of the same was launched there. The facelift MU-X will reach India in another year or so, depending on how good the Indian markets welcome this model here.


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2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount

Maruti Suzuki has geared up for the launch of its most popular sub compact sedan, the 2017 Dzire in India on May 16th. The company dealerships have officially started to accept bookings for the same at a token amount of Rs.11,000. There is also an option for customers who have already booked the outgoing model to upgrade it to the third generation Dzire.


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Swift 2018

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Mercedes-Benz likely to launch E-Class All-Terrain in India

Mercedes-Benz has a very peculiar sense of designing for all its series of vehicles. The E-Class like other class models of Mercedes-Benz does stand apart for its style of designing. This car received good appeal among the young buyers in the country ever since its debut.

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Mercedes Benz GLS Grand Edition launched in

Mercedes-Benz India launched the GLS Grand Editions of GLS 400 and GLS 350d recently in Petrol and Diesel variants respectively. Apparently, both these trims are priced at Rs.86.90 lakh each (Ex-showroom) that is, four lakhs costlier than the outgoing version.

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Merc-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 launched at starting price of Rs.75.20 lakh

• Mercedes Benz launches AMG GLA 45 and CLA 45

• Facelift versions also get a new Aero Edition

• Both cars get 19-inch alloy wheels and other cosmetic updates

• Both models are powered by 2L Bi-Turbo Petrol engine

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