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India starts selling BS-IV grade fuel across all towns

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April 2017 witnessed the Supreme Court ban of sale/registration on all new BS-III vehicles across India thereby allowing only BS-IV vehicles to go on sale. This initiative was begun in 2000 by the Government of India by introducing Bharat Stage Emission norms (BS) to curb the rising pollution levels in the country. Now, the launch of BS-IV vehicles is followed by yet another move, the launch of BS-IV graded fuel in the country.

On April 1st, 2017, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, officially launched BS-IV grade fuels from Bhubaneshwar in Odisha and 12 other cities through live video links. The BS-IV fuels will now be available to all smaller towns and cities as well in the country thereby contributing to a successful nationwide movement. The Minister appreciated the sincere effort and commitment of all the Oil Marketing Companies that made this move possible in record time by setting up better infrastructure for refining fuels and also transportation. The expenditure costs for the phase wise upgradation of fuel quality is around 90000 crore for these companies. The Minister stated that their next step will be to prepare for launch of BS-VI fuels by 2020.

India is on the path to a greener environment with more eco-friendly vehicles, lower emissions and good grade fuels.

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Bentley Launches 2018 Bentayga V8 with a less powerful engine

Bentley launched the Bentayga in India in the year 2016. Back then, it was a W12 petrol engine and was claimed to be the fastest SUV of its time. Two years past its debut, Bentley has come up with a less powerful version of the same powered by a V8 petrol engine. The former was priced at Rs. 3.85 crore while the latter is priced at Rs. 3.78 crore (ex-showroom) in India.


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Hyundai Elite i20 gets CVT transmission variants at Rs 7.04 Lakh

Hyundai India launched the CVT transmission of their best seller hatchback Elite i20 in two variants namely Magna Executive and Asta. Priced at Rs.7.04 lakh and Rs.8.16 lakh respectively, these two trims fall below the competitors in the segment making them the most affordable of the lot.

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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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Creta Facelift

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Auto Industry to demand only two rates for GST in passenger vehicles

Indian Automobile Industry under SIAM proposes to the government to have only two GST rates for passenger vehicles instead of multiple ones. The SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) recently highlighted this request amongst few suggestions they were planning to present in the upcoming Union Budget 2018-19.

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Tata Motors and Jayem Auto join to launch electric car Neo

Tata Motors is all set to launch the electric version of their small car Nano in a new brand name Neo, by joining hands with Coimbatore based JayemAutomotives. In March, the two companies had entered into a joint venture to produce special vehicles in the country.

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Tata launches Tiago Wizz in India at Rs.4.52 lakh

Tata Motors launched the limited edition Tiago Wizz in the country at a price of Rs.4.52 lakh for the Petrol variant and Rs.5.30 lakh for the Diesel variant (both ex-showroom prices, Delhi).

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