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Auto Industry warned to face agony in near future: NitinGadkari

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Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari warned the automobile industry to come up with advanced technology to develop vehicles using alternative fuels instead of petrol and diesel. He also pointed out that he wanted the pollution and import bill to be reduced in the country. At the 57th annual event organized by SIAM to discuss on various programmes for the Automobile Industry, the Transport Minister clearly warned the auto makers that without choice, they will have to move to production of vehicles that run on electricity, bio-diesel, ethanol and compressed natural gas; else he will bulldoze the existing fuel setup completely that is polluting the country. He also added that the government has a crystal clear policy to reduce the import bills of crude oil and arrest pollution to a great extent.

NitinGadkari urged the automakers to shift to public transport and find solutions for their existing problem through diversification. As part of the initiative to go all-electric by 2030, the union transport minister also stated that they the government has decided to introduce 15 industries for second generation ethanol that can be produced from eco-friendly raw materials like agro-based cotton straw, wheat straw, rice straw, bagass and bamboo which is import substitute and cost effective too. Automakers were quite disappointed that the policy changes were too quick and difficult for them to keep up with the pace. Gadkari on the other hand strongly stated that whoever was against the government’s plans would not receive any support from the government. He went on to suggest a solution that the battery for electric cars should be made in India to make it economically viable as the costs of manufacturing for the same has come down from what it used to be initially.

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BMW X1 sDrive20d gets an M Sport edition at a price of Rs.41.50 lakh i

BMW has added a new M Sport edition to the BMW X1 sDrive20d variant in India priced at Rs.41.50 lakh (Ex showroom India).


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Design Editions of Q3 and Q7 launched in India

Audi launched special design editions of Audi Q3 and Q7 in India at Rs.40.76 lakh and Rs.82.37 lakh respectively. The new design editions get cosmetic tweaks on the exteriors while their interiors receive additional equipment

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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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Toyota Etios Platinum edition launched in India at Rs.7.84 lakh

A new Platinum Edition of Toyota Etios has been launched by the company with more features than the outgoing model. This limited edition comes available in both trims- petrol variants priced at Rs.7.84 lakh and diesel variants priced at Rs.8.94 lakh (Both ex-showroom prices, Delhi).

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Toyota to unveil Yaris at Auto Expo 2018

Auto Expo 2018 is just round the corner with various carmakers planning to unveil new models. Toyota isn’t behind either and this time; they have a premium sedan Yaris from their global portfolio, that’s getting ready to be unveiled at the upcoming show.

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Toyota will launch Vios sedan in mid-2018

• Toyota Vios sedan to reach India by 2018

• The Indian spec model could feature a Diesel trim with CVT gearbox

• Vios to challenge Hyundai Verna and Honda City

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