ATS ELGi Launches Vehicle Sterilization Solutions For Post-COVID Situation
ATS ELGi, garage equipment manufacturer and distributor, today launched its range of vehicle sterilization solutions, with its Ozone Air Sterilizer. This equipment uses ozone to eliminate bacteria, viruses, molds, allergens, odors and harmful pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to ensure a safe and clean in-vehicle environment for all types of vehicles. READ MORE…
Renault Opens Bookings For Triber EASY-R AMT; Prices Starting Rs 6.18 Lakh
Renault Triber was specifically designed keeping in mind opportunities for innovative products in the Indian market and was the result of a joint project between Renault teams in India and France. With the EASY-R AMT option, Renault will take forward the key USPs of the Triber being a flexible, attractive, and affordable offering further. READ MORE…
Kia Motors Resumes Production At Anantapur Plant
Kia Motors India restarts activities with a comprehensive regimen of safety and hygiene measures at its production facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Currently, the plant is operating a single shift, and operations will begin in full force only once the COVID-19 situation in the country normalizes. Kia Motors India is taking all the necessary precautions to ensure physical distancing in the work environment. Health and hygiene measures such as sanitization, distribution of masks, regular temperature checks, and medical check-ups before entering the plant premises, etc. will be adhered to.
Nissan Launches BS 6 Compliant 2020 Kicks in Two Engines
Nissan India has started taking bookings for its 2020 Kicks SUV which will be available in two petrol engine options. The 1.5l petrol will be available with a 5-speed manual transmission and the 1.3l turbo petrol will get the option of a manual or 7-step X-tronic CVT variant. The HR13 DDT turbocharged engine will make 156PS of maximum power and 254Nm peak torque making it one power-packed SUV in the segment. It borrows cylinder coating tech from the GTR for a friction-free engine developing more power and better fuel efficiency. READ MORE…
Maruti Suzuki Delivers 5000 Vehicles to Customers in a Few Days
With over 1350 working showrooms, Maruti Suzuki has been able to deliver a staggering number of cars to customers with extensive safety and hygiene parameters in effect. All these safety operating procedures will ensure all vehicles out for deliveries are sanitized before handing over, and all company executives follow safety protocols to make these transactions. Most focus has been shifted to online selections for products and accessories. Maruti Suzuki will be opening other showrooms as guided by local authorities in respective areas.
MG Motor India launches MY MG App
A host of services that the new MY MG app will offer include book new MG car; track & trace your new car booking – from production to final delivery; know tour car warranty coverage, protect plans, & digital manual about car features. Alongside, once can also know about service cost estimate, service history along with total expenses, next service due reminder, new features added automatically basis customer journey, book service appointment with pick up & drop option, live tracking of vehicle service, connect with service advisor while getting it serviced, among others. READ MORE…
Suzuki Motorcycle India Resumes Manufacturing at Gurugram Plant
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd has resumed production activities at its plant in Kherki Dhaula, Gurugram, Haryana. After closely monitoring the situation to avoid any kind of Covid-19 spread, Suzuki Motorcycle India has charted detailed guidelines for all its employees including social distancing, wearing masks, periodic sanitization, and avoiding movement in large groups among others. It has also installed a disinfectant chamber for individuals to pass through it every day in order to prevent any infection and maintain a safe working environment.
Tata Motors Offers Finance Package ‘Keys to Safety’
Tata Motors has announced easy finance schemes through a new program called ‘Key to Safety’ which will make Tata vehicle ownership easier. The company is offering 100 percent on-road funding for its entire line-up of cars. Customers can also take advantage of the long tenure EMI schemes (up to 8 years) thus lowering the amount of their monthly EMI payment. Also, COVID frontline responders may avail special benefits of up to Rs 45,000 are being offered on Tata cars except for the Altroz. READ MORE...
Rajan Wadhera SIAM Statement on “Aatma Nirbhar Bharat” package
President, SIAM welcomed the focus towards MSMEs, NBFCs and the Agri-sector. He states the Agri sector package may benefit the Automobile sector indirectly in the medium term, however the Indian Automotive industry needed an immediate stimulus to boost demand, which has not happened. Indian Automotive Industry supports the employment of more than 3.7 crore people and contributes to 15 percent of GST amounting to Rs 1,50,000 crore every year. The Sector was already facing an unprecedented challenge with 18% degrowth last year. As per an assessment made by SIAM on the impact of COVID-19 on demand for vehicles in the current financial year, the Indian Automobile sector could have a de-growth in the range of (-22)% to (-35)% in various industry segments, for the year FY21, if the overall Indian GDP growth is at 0-1% for FY 21.
Crucially Wadhera said that it is against this background that the Industry was keenly looking forward to some direct fiscal measures which could have boosted demand for the Auto sector and stop job losses. He mentioned that SIAM has had several engagements with Government of India at various levels, where specific suggestions were made for demand stimulus including reduction in base GST rates from 28% to 18% for a limited period and an incentive-based vehicle scrappage policy, which would have made it a less painful revival and kick-started the industry. There is also an urgent need to support the dealers in terms of improving their liquidity and including them under the MSME Act by changing its definition.