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Hero Electric customises its e-scooters for Coronavirus sample collection: Tie up with Pathkind Labs

Hero Electric recently announced a partnership with Pathkind Diagnostics under which it will provide customised electric scooters to the latter for COVID-19 and other sample collections across India.

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Toyota introduces unique finance schemes for July: Assured buyback, low EMI on Glanza, Innova Crysta

The low EMI scheme can be availed only with the Toyota Innova Crysta while the three months deferment is applicable to the Camry hybrid as well. These schemes are on for the month of July 2020.

MotoGP: HRC to move Alex Marquez to LCR Honda, sign Pol Espargaro for two years 2021 onwards

Moto2 World Champion Alex Marquez will move to LCR Honda in 2021, confirming Cal Crutchlow's exit after six years with the Japanese manufacturer.

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Tata Fleet Edge connected vehicle technology introduced: Helps monitor fuel efficiency, health of trucks

The entire Tata Motors trucks, as well as buses of M&HCV category, have this SIM embedded in them from the factory. A select range of I&LCV and SCV models too are covered under this program.

Suzuki Motorcycle India rolls out 5 million bikes: Access 125, Gixxer amongst higest-selling models

The milestone motorcycle happens to be a Suzuki Gixxer SF250 in MotoGP livery. Suzuki has recently restarted operations and also conducts a buy from the home campaign for its customers.

Mercedes-Benz launches new digital service & finance initiatives: Zero-cost EMI for 3 months

DSDNxt (Digital Service Drive Next) is a customer services program of Mercedes-Benz India that includes a host of digital solutions for customers to stay connected from the comfort of home and avail personalised services.

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Attractive discounts of up to Rs 25,000 on Datsun Go and Go+ BS6

The Datsun Go, Go+ both have got offers that are region-specific. However, both these 1.2-litre engined cars don't get an outright cash discount and the offers are only on finance.

Mercedes-Benz sells 2948 cars in first half of 2020: GLS makes up 22 percent of June sales

Mercedes-Benz India delivered 2948 new cars to its customers with SUVs taking the lead. The company reports a positive growth despite the ongoing market conditions influenced by the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

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Bajaj Pulsar 220F BS6 gets second price increase: India’s only semi-faired bike costlier by this much

The model may be outdated in terms of the newness factor but there is nothing lacking as far as the Bajaj Pulsar 220F is concerned. It has got the competition's number with a better cruising capability.

Audi A8 and A6 models recalled in India over potential safety issues: Check if yours is affected

The Audi A8L as well as the A6 are being recalled for potential safety hazards and 207 units in all have been affected. The company say that the issue will be rectified on the same day as the appointment at the service centre

Five key changes in operating model of car, bike makers as consumer preferences shift

According to a recent survey, more than 60% of respondents were not happy with the currently available digital tools like dealer websites, vehicle configurators, comparison tools, and used vehicle solutions.

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Honda Unicorn BS6 receives first price hike: Costlier by this much

The Honda Unicorn BS6 continues to be the most affordable 160cc motorcycle in the country today. It gets a Rs 955 price hike but there is no corresponding change in features.

Bajaj Avenger 160 Street price increased: Here’s how much you now pay for the Intruder rival

The Bajaj Avenger 160 Street price has gone up by Rs 1,000 but it still remains India's most affordable cruiser motorcycle and one of the highest-powered 160cc bikes as well.

Former Skoda Auto CEO Bernhard Maier steps down: New board chairman to be appointed in August

It is unclear as of now where Bernhard Maier is headed to but he has served at Skoda Auto as the CEO and July 31 will be his last working day as the chairman of the board of directors.

Toyota Prius recalled in India over possibility of crash without driver error

The Toyota Prius was a hybrid car that was discontinued in India a few years ago, however the recalled units are very low in number and hence the repair work might get finished faster.

Diesel passenger vehicle share in India may decline to 15-18% in FY 2022: ICRA

China, USA, EU, Japan and India are the top five automobile markets volume-wise. However, China and US, the world’s top 2 automobile markets have a negligible share (less than 2%) of diesel vehicles in overall car sales.

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New Tata Winger BS6 specifications out: Power, variants, seating space explained

The Tata Winger BS6 was shown at the Auto Expo and sported an all-new design language which made it look much more attractive. It boasts a 2.2-litre diesel engine and a 5-speed manual transmission.

All-new Honda City variants leaked: Older City in entry variants to be feature-rich

The all-new Honda City will co-exist with the current model, with the latter being sold only with a petrol and lower trims while the newer car will also get the option of a diesel engine.

TVS Motor Company extends free service and warranty last date to 31 July

TVS Motor Company had announced an extension of warranty and free service for its customers when India went under complete lockdown in March this year. The company has now extended to 31 July.


Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos unveiled: A unique secret message hidden in each Collection Car

Rolls-Royce has unveiled its new generation of Collection Car; one that brings an intriguing and entertaining challenge for the buyer. Who will crack the code? And what answers will the code bring? Only time will tell. Or wil

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Tata Altroz, Nexon get increased loan tenure, EMI holiday scheme, 100% funding and more offers

The Tata Altroz, Tiago and Nexon are available with these offers, financed through Karur Vysya Bank while if you opt for finance through any other financial institutions (approved by Tata Motors), the loan tenure can go up to

Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled in India over these issues: Check your car’s status

The possible issue is with the passenger seatbelt and cars like the Mercedes-Benz GLC, G-Class and CLS too are affected by this recall. In all, 103 cars are affected in the Indian market.

Vespa VXL, SXL facelift bookings open: Here’s how to book this scooter from home

The Vespa scooters were shown earlier at the Auto Expo, might be priced a tad more than before, and will be available in both 125 and 150cc configurations, sometime this month in the Indian market.

Kia sells more than 50,000 internet cars in India: New connected car insurance launched

The Kia connected car insurance is being offered by Bajaj Allianz and ICICI Lombard GIC. This will help customers to leverage Kia's connected car system as well as claim settlements on a priority.

Electric mobility post-COVID: EV sales growth to be driven by these four factors in India

Overall, as the sales of two-wheelers increase, electric vehicle sales will also grow in tandem or even faster than the ICE counterparts.

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New Skoda Octavia vRS unveiled: Hybrid engine, fresh design, features

Skoda Auto has gone a step ahead and also introduced three powertrains - petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid. All the engine options make more than 200hp power and are available with DSG transmissions.

Tata Tigor EV facelift spied testing: Expected range, price, features

The Tata Tigor EV facelift will likely have the same dimensions as before, and even the looks will be similar to that of its petrol cousin. However, the battery pack may be upgraded, thereby giving a better range.

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