Daily News Capsule: Force Motors' T1N Platform | Tata Altroz Launched & More

Daily News Capsule: Force Motors' T1N Platform | Tata Altroz Launched & More


Force Motors today revealed its first next generation shared mobility platform code named as T1N. The monocoque panel van platform has been developed for both internal combustion engines as well as 100% electric drive. The platform will be powered by the new BS6 compliant Common Rail Diesel engine as well as BS6 CNG variant, and will be later available in full electric version. Read More


Tata Motors Drives in Altroz at a Starting Price of Rs 5.29 Lakhs

Tata Motors today launched its premium hatchback Altroz for a price range of Rs 5.29 lakh-Rs 7.69 lakhs for petrol version, whereas the diesel version will be available for a price range of Rs 6.99 lakhs – Rs 9.29 lakhs. Tata Motors has also taken the opportunity to launch upgraded BS6 vehicle range with the new premium hatchback. The Altroz has been developed on the new ALFA architecture and is the second vehicle showing the Impact 2.0 design language of Tata Motors. Read more about the vehicle in our review.


Hardeep Singh Brar Appointed as Director – Marketing & Sales, Great Wall Motors India

Great Wall Motors has appointed Hardeep Singh Brar as Director - Marketing & Sales for its Indian subsidiary. Brar gets with him two decades of experience across diversified automotive business operations and has worked with various international brands such as Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen, General Motors and Nissan Motors. This is GWM’s second appointment to the India leadership team, after Kaushik Ganguly who was appointed a year back as Director – Strategy & Planning, after his move from Maruti Suzuki as the head of Product Planning.


Maruti Suzuki Sells 5 Lakh BS6 vehicles in 10 months

After introducing its first BS 6 compliant model in April 2019, Maruti Suzuki has sold over five lakh vehicles cumulatively in just 10months. As of date, Maruti Suzuki is offering 10 models with BS6 compliant petrol engines - Alto, Eeco, S-PRESSO, Celerio, WagonR, Swift, Baleno, Dzire, Ertiga and XL6. These models contribute nearly 75 % of the company’s petrol volumes.


KRAIBURG TPE Focuses on E-mobility with Comprehensive TPE Portfolio

KRAIBURG TPE is now foucsing on e-mobility segment with its broad range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). For years, TPEs have been used more and more frequently for exterior and interior applications, as well as applications for engine compartments and power trains of motor vehicles. TPEs carry adaptable property that enables their deployment in electric vehicles as well. Special TPEs with a very low compression set therefore provide the perfect properties for durable housing seals made of a cost-efficient two-component composite with other materials, including polar thermoplastics. Integrated two-component applications with TPE can also have a significant additional noise-reducing effect. This is particularly important, as creaking and squeaking noises caused by individual components rubbing against each other are a much greater nuisance due to the quieter drive of electric vehicles