Daily News Capsule: Kia Seltos Facelift | JK Tyre Texas | TVS Eurogrip & more

Daily News Capsule: Kia Seltos Facelift | JK Tyre Texas | TVS Eurogrip & more

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Kia Motors India Launches Refreshed Seltos From Rs 9.89 Lakh Onwards

Kia Motors India today introduced the refreshed version of its Seltos mid-size SUV, with 10 new features, with prices starting from Rs 9.89 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new features in the refreshed Seltos cover areas of safety, convenience, connectivity, and design. In addition, features existing in higher variants of the SUV have now been made available in lower variants. Kia India also announced the discontinuation of two variants, Smartstream Petrol 1.4T-GDI GTK and GTX 7DCT, based on market research and customer preference. READ MORE…

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Honda CD 110 Dream Launched in BS 6 Compliant Engine

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd has launched the BS 6 compliant CD 110 Dream starting at Rs 62,729 (ex-showroom Ahmedabad, Gujarat). Available in Standard and Deluxe variants, Honda will be offering a limited-period six-year warranty package (three-year standard warranty + three-year free extended warranty) on the motorcycle. The 110cc fuel-injected engine has the ACG starter motor for a quieter engine start, and the offset cylinder uses a roller rocker arm with needle bearing to further reduce frictional losses. The rear HET tyre has a newly developed compound to reduce rolling resistance while maintaining grip levels for safety. READ MORE...

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Amara Raja, Gridtential Energy Collaborate on Silicon Joule Bipolar Technology

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd. has joined hands with Gridtential Energy to collaborate on Silicon Joule bipolar battery technology. As per the agreement, the companies will be joining forces to assemble and test Silicon Joule bipolar reference batteries using Amara Raja’s active material to determine improvements in cycle life, energy density, battery efficiency, charging rates, and manufacturing capability. READ MORE…

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Hyundai India Registers 12,583 Sales in May 2020; Exports more than 5,000 Units

Hyundai Motor India Ltd posted a cumulative sales figure of 12,583 units through the month of May 2020, with 11,000 new car deliveries made to customers. The company has reopened 850 showrooms and 1,000 workshops throughout the country with safety protocols in place. The sales figure comprises of 6,883 domestic and 5,700 export units. Hyundai has exported over 5,000 locally-manufactured units in May 2020, reinforcing its commitment to support the Government’s ‘Make in India’ vision. READ MORE…

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JK Tyre Sets Up New Entity in Texas, United States

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has announced its commencement of operations in Texas in a new entity, Wester Tires INC. The company has marked its growth in global markets by setting up this new facility in Houston, Texas. JK Tyre has already been exporting products to the United States for the past two decades via local partners. The formation of Western Tires INC will further enhance sales, service, and network capabilities for the tyre manufacturer. Enhancing the delivery model, after-sales will be supported by experts from India and Mexico.

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Skoda Volkswagen India Restarts Production at Pune Facility

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd (SAVWIPL) has resumed production activities at Pune plant with strict safety measures in place. The company has marked 60 detailed 'Start Safe' guidelines for its employees across all operations. The facility will work in full compliance with safety codes set under government regulations.

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TVS Eurogrip Offers Group Personal Accident Insurance for DSRs across India

Distributor Sales Representatives (DSR) working for TVS Srichakra Limited will be able to avail personal accident cover of One Lakh rupees and hospitalisation expenses up to Fifty Thousand rupees in case of medical emergencies. All DSRs travel extensively covering the market which puts them at a higher risk with respect to road mishaps. TVS Eurogrip has strengthened its commitment to caring for the health and well-being of its DSRs.

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MG Motor India Sells 710 Units In May 2020 Amidst Supply Chain Constraints

MG Motor India today announced it has recorded retail sales of 710 for May 2020, amidst supply chain constraints. The OEM had restarted operations at its Halol manufacturing plant in late-April and is currently operational with about 30 percent capacity utilisation. MG India said 65 percent of its showrooms and service stations across the country are also operational with reduced manpower. READ MORE…

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Toyota Sells 1639 Units in May 2020; Resumes Production at Bidadi Plant

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has posted a sales figure of 1639 units in the month of May 2020. Also, Production activities have been resumed at the Bidadi plant to commence all pending orders received earlier. TKM will further start opening 300 of its showroom and dealerships under safety protocols to serve customers. TKM sold 12,138 units in the corresponding month in 2019. Sales numbers look grim, but businesses should start picking up pace as the country reopens.

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