Maruti’s parent Suzuki has decided to defer the start of production from a new car plant in Gujarat — being built with an investment of Rs 3,800 crore — till next year as a slowdown in demand due to the coronavirus is likely to keep buyer sentiment low.
The spec sheets are in real danger of being outdone by the swelling list of purchase offers.
After weeks of lockdown and partial lifting of restrictions across the country, the company will re-start production at the facility from May 26 in a phased manner, in concurrence with the directives of both, the state and the central governments, TKM said in a statement.
Also, the company is providing ‘Step-Up 2020’ option, under which a customer can pay small sum as EMIs for the first six months of the contract and regular EMIs starting from the seventh month.
Suzuki Motor Gujarat had suspended production at the Hansalpur (Gujarat) plant on March 23 to check the spread of COVID-19. The facility, which rolls out two models, Baleno and Swift, currently has an installed production capacity of 5 lakh units per annum.
You can, at least in part, credit Global NCAP’s crash tests for being the genesis of the automotive safety movement in India. Released in 2014, the results of the very first crash tests by the agency on five made-in-India and made-for-India cars made headlines nationwide and brought the topic of automotive safety to the fore. The results were a wake-up call for all stakeholders. And there has been progress since. The government that had long dragged its feet on safety, among other initiatives, introduced far superior crash test requirements; many carmakers have incorporated safety features such as airbags well before they’ve been mandated by law and buyers simply want safer cars. So far Global NCAP has tested 33 Indian cars, here are the top performers.
The new solution 'Buy-Now-Pay-Later Offer' is aimed to provide customers with easy financing options. Under the partnership, the companies are also offering a two-month deferment of Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) to car customers who currently are under resource crunch amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company's SUV Kicks and entire Datsun range can now be booked online, Nissan India said in a statement.
The first Range Rover made under new social distancing measures drove off the production line at the company's manufacturing plant in Solihull on Wednesday, JLR said in a statement.
While the 1.5 litre petrol version is priced between Rs 9.3 lakh and Rs 13.85 lakh, the 1.5 litre diesel option is tagged at Rs 10.65 lakh to Rs 15.09 lakh. The petrol 1-litre turbo engine version is priced at Rs 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The dealerships are now open in Bengaluru, Mysore, Belgaum, Mangalore, Bijapur, Davangere, Shimoga and Udupi, Piaggio India said in a statement.
FIAPL's management has developed and implemented a comprehensive programme of safety measures to protect over 3,000 direct and indirect employees, their families and surrounding communities from the spread and transmission of COVID-19.
The new Kicks includes features such as vehicle stability management system, electronic stability control, traction control system, and a hill start assist, and cruise control, among others, the company said.
The company has opened booking for the Triber EASY-R AMT, which will be available in three variants RXL, RXT and RXZ at a price difference of Rs 40,000 above the respective manual transmission versions, Renault India said in a statement.
All activities will be carried out strictly in accordance with the government regulations and guidelines and observing the company's own concern for the highest standards of safety.
The company plans to sell the fifth generation City alongside the fourth (current) version in order to give more buying options to the customers.
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