Having successfully liquidated all its BS4 stocks even at the dealership level, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) sold a total of 7023 units of BS6 vehicles to its dealers (wholesales) in March 2020.
Domestic sales were down 40.69 per cent to 26,300 units as against 44,350 units in March 2019, the company added.
Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 15,988 units as compared to 16,826 units in the same month last year, down 5 per cent. Sales of compact segment, including models, such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 50.9 per cent at 40,519 units as against 82,532 cars in March last year.
The Indian automotive market is transitioning from BS IV emission norms to BS VI emission norms from 1st of April 2020. Meanwhile, Isuzu said that a firmer date will be announced closer to the launch. “We wish all people and our customers safety in the confines of their homes and urge everyone to take all safety precautionary measures to ward the pandemic away,” the company further added.
Many companies like Maruti Suzuki have decided to move out diesel versions from their line-up as they would have required heavy investments to upgrade to the stricter emission standard, and thus would become highly expensive for consumers.
“Hyundai Motor India is a responsible and caring brand. The safety, health and hygiene of its employees, customers, business partners and the communities is of utmost priority in every situation”, the company said in a statement.
Honda Cars India Ltd said it has decided to suspend production at its two manufacturing plants in the country till the end of this month in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
Volkswagen has replaced the standard Tiguan in India with the larger Tiguan Allspace, and the big news is that it now has a third row of seats. In the move to BS6, it's also ditched its diesel engine for a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol unit. What else is new and what's it like to drive? Renuka Kirpalani drives it to find out.
When the Tata Harrier was launched a year ago there was only a manual variant. Now the 2020 Tata harrier gets both 6 speed auto and manual versions along with the BS VI ready 2.0 Kryotec 170 hp diesel. Renuka Kirpalani & Jay Patil drive both the auto and the manual versions and tell you what else is new & whether the 2020 Harrier is a better car.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has launched an updated version of its compact sedan Dzire. The introduction of BS-VI petrol engine with start-stop system makes it more desirable, low on emissions and high on fuel efficiency, MSI Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) Shashank Srivastava said.
The T-Roc comes with a five-star EURO NCAP rating for adult and child occupants. The model is equipped with six-airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system and reverse camera.
The sedan will have a ‘Immersive Cocoon" designed interior, which as per the car maker, creates a driver-focused user experience. Low and wide structures go from the door and connect all the way to the center console, while the large interface consisting of two harmoniously integrated displays elevates the racing-inspired feel of the car".
Expected to be launched by mid this year, the revamped Verna's is said to be coming with a new 1.0-litre petrol along with 1.5 litre petrol and diesel options. The car is expected to offer some nifty features like tyre pressure monitors, vehicle remote immobilisation, vehicle tracking, smartwatch connectivity and a huge 10.67 cm infotainment system is expected.
The new Hyundai Creta SUV will be available in three different BS-VI compliant engine options.
German automaker BMW does not see any impact of supply chain disruption on its India operations till June due to the coronavirus outbreak, a top company official said.
BMW has just launched the X1 facelift at a starting price of Rs 35.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India), and while there are some subtle updates outside and in, the big change is the introduction of BMW's BS6-compliant 2.0-litre diesel engine. Gavin D'Souza drives the new diesel and also tell you what else is new.
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