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New Jeeto Plus CNG ‘CharSau’ promises segment leading 400 kms range and best-in-class mileage of 35.1 km/kg
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New Jeeto Plus CNG ‘CharSau’ promises segment leading 400 kms range and best-in-class mileage of 35.1 km/kg

Mahindra has launched the ‘New Jeeto Plus CNG CharSau’ in India. Priced at INR 5.26 lakh (ex-showroom), the new varaint boasts an unmatched range of up to 400km with best-in-class mileage of 35.1 km/kg. When combined with its industry-leading load carrying capacity of 650kg, the New Jeeto Plus CNG CharSau is ideally positioned to boost profitability and deliver improved prosperity to the customers. The New Mahindra Jeeto Plus CNG CharSau comes with a 625cc, CNG engine which produces power of 15 kW and torque of 44 Nm at 1600 – 2200 rpm. This the company says provides superior pick-up, acceleration and gradeability. Mahindra says it has the lowest maintenance cost of INR 0.22 per km and the ability to carry varied load options effectively, the New Jeeto Plus CNG CharSau will deliver ...
Volvo launches the 9600 series luxury buses in India
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Volvo launches the 9600 series luxury buses in India

Volvo Buses India has today launched the 9600 series of luxury buses in the country. The new Volvo 9600 luxury buses are introduced in two formats - 15m 6x2 and 13.5m 4x2. They will be available in both seating and sleeper configurations from the factory itself. The Volvo 9600 is based on the company’s European design, which embodies tall boy aesthetics with generous space on the inside. The 15m seater coach will be able to offer a seating capacity of 55 passengers or 40 berths in sleeper format. The 13.5m coach, on the other hand, will be able to seat up to 47 passengers or offer 36 berths. Volvo 9600 platform is powered by a Volvo D8K (8 liter) engine offering 348.66 hp power at 2,200 rpm and 1,350 Nm torque at 1,200-1,600 rpm. This fuel efficient engine is designed to minim...
Tata Winger in BS6 avatar launched in Nepal
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Tata Winger in BS6 avatar launched in Nepal

Tata Motors launched the new Winger BS6 in Nepal. The Winger will be sold by Tata Motors’ sole authorised distributor, Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd, in Nepal and will support the sales and service through their countrywide network. The Winger is used for applications like cargo, school, staff and tours and travel. The all-new Tata Winger BS6 is powered by the 2.2-litre DiCOR engine with improved torque and better fuel economy. It also offers an ECO switch and Gear Shift Advisor that helps in increasing the fuel efficiency. The Winger’s best-in-class gradeability of 25.8% helps in easy manoeuvring on steep inclines and flyovers. Additionally, the Winger's independent front suspension with anti-roll bars and hydraulic shock absorbers assure a smooth ride, as does its monocoque body ...
Ashok Leyland launches ecomet STAR 1115 CNG truck
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Ashok Leyland launches ecomet STAR 1115 CNG truck

Ashok Leyland has launched its ecomet Star 1115 CNG truck in 11.44 T GVW category. The truck is powered by an H series CNG turbocharged engine which produces 106kW (144HP) and 450 Nm torque. The company also offers multiple options of CNG cylinder capacity (360L to 480L) and load span (17ft, 20ft and 22ft). With this product, Ashok Leyland has strengthened its ICV CNG portfolio in the 11T CNG segment. The vehicle also comes with a spacious cabin which will have a new digital dashboard with Advance Driver Assist (ADA), Advanced telematics (i-Alert), remote diagnostics with 24×7 customer assistance through the Uptime Solution Centre will also be offered. Sanjeev Kumar, Head, MHCV, Ashok Leyland, said, “The CV industry is foreseeing a rapid growth towards greener and cleaner fuels. O...
Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) Stream 3-wheeler EV passenger launched
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Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) Stream 3-wheeler EV passenger launched

Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) launched of its first electric passenger 3-wheeler ‘Stream’, marking its entry into the electric passenger vehicle segment. The Omega Seiki Mobility Stream, e-Auto, is priced at INR 3.40 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) post govt. subsidy. It comes with a 10 kWh of battery pack that produces a massive 535 Nm of peak torque. This electric motor can also achieve a driving range of 110 km on a full charge. The OSM Stream is powered by lithium-ion battery pack that is IP65-rated- for dust and water protection. It comes with an independent transmission with gear adding up to the torque pulling heavy loads. OSM Stream can be charged through a 16A socket. The 3-wheeler is equipped with a gradeability of 10.2 degrees, thus, making it easy to climb the steep slo...
Mahindra e-Alfa Cargo launced at INR 1.44 lakh
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Mahindra e-Alfa Cargo launced at INR 1.44 lakh

Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd, the electric vehicle manufacturing subsidiary of the Indian automaker- Mahindra Group has launchd a new three-wheeler called e-Alfa Cargo. This battery-powered cargo vehicle has been priced at a INR 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom). Mahindra claims that an owner of e-Alfa Cargo can save up to Rs 60 000.00 per year in fuel costs when compared with a diesel cargo 3-wheeler. E Alfa Cargo is powered by an electric motor with a peak power output of 1.5 kW while using the unique additional High Torque gear. It gets a dual-speed manual transmission with an integrated differential that ensures a good grade ability of 7 degrees. This powertrain returns a range of 80km on a single charge and a top speed of only 25kmph. Mahindra is offering an off-board 48 V/15 A char...
Mahindra Treo electric 3W launched in Maharashtra at INR 2.09 lakh
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Mahindra Treo electric 3W launched in Maharashtra at INR 2.09 lakh

Mahindra Electric Mobility has launched Treo electric 3W in Maharashtra at INR 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) post FAME-II, state and early-bird subsidies. The Mahindra Treo has sold over 13,000 units since its launch in India and commands a 67% market share in India, in its segment. Mahindra claims that the Treo can help owners save INR. 2 lakh in five years, while the maintenance costs 50 paise/km.To make it accessible for customers the Treo is available with a low-down payment scheme of just Rs 41 500.00 from Mahindra Finance and an interest rate of 10.8% from State Bank of India. A customer can also avail the exchange of Rs 7,500 on the Mahindra Treo. The Mahindra Treo gets an 8kW battery, which is IP65-rated, making it dust and waterproof. The lithium-ion battery pack p...
Omega Seiki Mobility M1KA SCV unveiled with 250km range
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Omega Seiki Mobility M1KA SCV unveiled with 250km range

Omega Seiki Mobility has unveiled the country’s first-ever electric SCV (small commercial vehicle) the M1KA. The M1KA is the brand’s first attempt in the four-wheeled commercial vehicle space. The M1KA is equipped with a high-voltage electric powertrain, comprising a 90 kWh NMC battery pack and an electric motor with a peak torque of 347 Nm. The battery can be charged up in 4 hours using DC fast charging stations. Interestingly, The M1KA will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox to ensure there’s enough grunt at all times. The eSCV has a payload capacity of 2-tonnes. It is one of the highest figures in its class. The M1KA has a 6-leaf suspension on the front and a 7-leaf setup for the rear to support the payload and weight of the battery. The eSCV e comes with a large 10-feet l...
Mahindra Furio 7 range of LCVs launched
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Mahindra Furio 7 range of LCVs launched

Mahindra & Mahindra’s Truck and Bus Division (MTB) launched the new Mahindra Furio 7, its latest range of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs). The new product is an extension of the Furio intermediate CV (ICV) revealed in July 2018 and launched in 2019. The new Mahindra Furio 7 will be available across three product platforms: 4-tyre cargo, 6-tyre cargo HD and 6-tyre tipper. Vehicle telematics is handled by the company’s iMAXX platform. Furio 7 ex-showroom Pune prices: 10.5 ft. HSD - Rs. 14.79 lakh HD - Rs. 15.18 lakh Tipper - Rs. 16.82 lakh The Furio 7 range is designed by Pininfarina and is manufactured at Mahindra's Chakan facility near Pune. The trucks are powered by lightweight, low friction engines with MDi and MDi Tech, along with Dual Mode FuelSmart tec...
Tata 407 CNG variant launched. Prices start at INR 12.07 Lakh
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Tata 407 CNG variant launched. Prices start at INR 12.07 Lakh

Tata Motors has launched a CNG variant of its popular 407 light commercial vehicle (LCV). It is priced from INR 12.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). The 407 light truck has been one of the most popular offerings from Tata Motors in the Intermediate and Light commercial vehicle (I&LCV) segment, and, so far, it was only sold with a diesel engine on offer. The company claims that compared to the diesel model the new CNG-powered Tata 407 light truck will offer 35 per cent more profitability to owners. Powering the new Tata 407 CNG is a 3.8-litre CNG engine leveraging the fuel-efficient SGI engine technology and delivers a maximum output of 84 bhp, whiling developing a peak torque of 285 Nm. The truck comes with a fuel tank capacity of 180 litres to ensure faster turnaround time and hi...
Tata Ace Gold Petrol CX launched at INR. 3.99 lakh; India’s most affordable 4-wheel CV
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Tata Ace Gold Petrol CX launched at INR. 3.99 lakh; India’s most affordable 4-wheel CV

Tata Motors launched an all-new variant of its most popular small commercial vehicle (SCV), the Ace Gold Petrol CX starting from Rs. 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). Available in two variants, the flat bed variant is attractively priced at Rs. 3.99 lakh while the half deck load body variant will cost Rs. 4.10 lakh. Its new price point, coupled with easy financing options, make it a great option for first-time commercial vehicle users, in both rural and urban areas. For further ease of buying and increased accessibility, Tata Motors has partnered with the State Bank of India to make its customers avail with lowest EMI of Rs. 7,500 (SBI 90% on road LTV scheme) and up to 90% on-road finance. The Tata Ace Gold Petrol CX Variant is the only four-wheel SCV powered by a 2-cylinder engine ...
Piaggio Ape HT 300cc BS6 Petrol and CNG 3-wheelers launched
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Piaggio Ape HT 300cc BS6 Petrol and CNG 3-wheelers launched

Piaggio has launched the Ape HT Range of 300cc 3-wheelers in India. The vehicles are available in both Petrol and CNG fuel options and in the cargo and passenger segments. The Ape HT range is powered by a new 300cc, BS6-complaint, water-cooled engine which has been developed by Piaggio indigenously. It produces 11.7 BHP and 24 Nm for the petrol version and 11.2-11.3 BHP and 22.4-22.5 Nm for the CNG version. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The vehicles are equipped with a new aluminium clutch which has a life of 30,000 km. The Ape HT Range includes: Petrol cargo - Ape Xtra HT CNG cargo - Ape Xtra HT LDX and Ape Xtra HT LDX+ CNG passenger - Ape Auto HT DX, Ape Auto HT DXL and Ape Auto+ HT. Piaggio is the only player to offer a petrol variant in the 3-wheeler cargo s...
Altigreen’s electric cargo 3-wheeler now available in Delhi
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Altigreen’s electric cargo 3-wheeler now available in Delhi

Altigreen, an electric vehicles OEM, today announced the availability of its electric three-wheeler in Delhi. The company has partnered with electric fleet startup MoEVing to launch its EVs in Delhi-NCR while having started the delivery of the ‘NEEV’ three-wheel EVs for MoEVing’s portfolio in Delhi-NCR already. Altigreen NEEV is an L5 cargo vehicle that the company says has been designed keeping specific needs of Indian users in mind. Altigreen’s NEEV comes with an 11-kWh battery pack offering a range of up to 125 km and a payload capacity of 550 kg in city traffic conditions. The company has already opened its office in New Delhi to expand business in the region and launched a service network across various geographical areas in Delhi-NCR to support its customers. It is to be...
Corbitt D800 is a strange looking truck. We explain
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Corbitt D800 is a strange looking truck. We explain

The Corbitt D800 is a strange looking truck from the fifties of the last century. The looks of D800 always attract a lot of attention, and yet it is almost impossible to see this truck with your own eyes since only several of them survived to this day. For its interesting appearance, the truck was nicknamed the Highboy. Production of the Highboy began in 1951 and ended in 1953 But this fact only makes this truck even more interesting. How to get into the cabin and to the appropriateness of its design? In the late forties of the twentieth century, all American truck manufacturing companies without exception were struggling with an important problem - equipping a berth directly in the cabin itself. The states were overgrown with a network of high-speed highways, so trucks had to...
Eicher Skyline Ambulance launched for Covid patients
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Eicher Skyline Ambulance launched for Covid patients

VE Commercial Vehicles Limited has launched the Eicher Skyline Ambulance in India. The development work on the ambulance version was fast tracked due to the current pandemic scene. The Eicher E366 BS-VI engine with100 hp and 285Nm powers this ambulance. These ambulances also come with Mbooster+ technology and fuel coaching that enables the driver to switch between Eco+, Eco & Power modes based on road conditions to provide optimum fuel efficiency. The company offers a warranty of three years on the ambulance and says that driver/passenger/patient safety and comfort have been kept in mind while designing the vehicle. One can also use the ambulance as a Mobile Medical Unit and it is customisable as well. The ambulances are equipped with an integrated telematics solution ‘Eic...
Piaggio launches Ape Electrik FX e-rickshaw and e-Xtra FX cargo
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Piaggio launches Ape Electrik FX e-rickshaw and e-Xtra FX cargo

Piaggio has launched the Ape Electrik FX range of electric 3-wheelers for cargo and passenger segments in India. The e-City FX is priced at Rs. 2.84 lakh, while the e-Xtra FX costs Rs. 3.12 lakh (ex-showroom, India excluding Kerala). The e-City FX comes with a 48-volt, 7.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers an electric motor that has an output of 7.3 BHP and 29 Nm. The battery offers a maximum range of 110 km on a single charge. The e-rickshaw can reach a top speed of 45 km/h. The e-Xtra FX comes with an 8 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers an electric motor that has an output of 12.8 BHP and 45 Nm. The cargo version has a maximum range of 90 km on a single charge and it has a similar top speed as the e-City. The e-Xtra FX comes with a 6 ft. loading bed with a payload capacity ...
Kinetic Green launches Safar Jumbo electric 3-wheeler
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Kinetic Green launches Safar Jumbo electric 3-wheeler

Kinetic Green — a Pune based electric vehicle manufacturer, has introduced India's first one-ton electric cargo three-wheeler, called the Safar Jumbo. The new Kinetic Safar Jumbo electric cargo three-wheeler is priced at Rs 2.50 lakh, ex-showroom (Pune). With payload capacity of 500kg. the electric cargo three-wheeler comes with a specially designed cargo bay with close to 150 cubic feet of space. The Kinetic Safar Jumbo is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack which is capable of offering a maximum of 120km on a single charge. It takes anywhere between 3 to 4 hours for a complete charge. The company will also offer the Safar Jumbo with an optional fast-charger for Rs 20,000 which will bring down the charging time to under 2 hours. The vehicle will also be available on a ...
Mahindra Treo Zor electric cargo 3-wheeler launched
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Mahindra Treo Zor electric cargo 3-wheeler launched

A couple of years ago, Mahindra Electric launched its first electric three-wheeler called the Treo. Now, it’s come out with a cargo variant of that called the Treo Zor at Rs. 2.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) after FAME 2 and state subsidies. Compared to other cargo carrying three-wheelers, the Treo Zor boasts a longer wheelbase and larger wheels, too. In addition to that, it also has the best-in-class tray loading height of 675 mm and a maximum payload carrying capacity of 550 kg. You can opt for either a delivery van, pickup or flatbed variants of the Treo Zor. The 3-wheeler is powered by an 8 kW IP67 rated electric motor that generates 42 Nm and is mated to an automatic transmission. It comes with a lithium-ion battery that the company claims, offers a driving range of 125 k...
Mahindra Alfa BS6 3-wheeler launched. Claims to be the most fuel efficient
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Mahindra Alfa BS6 3-wheeler launched. Claims to be the most fuel efficient

The Mahindra Alfa BS6 passenger auto-rickshaw variant has a claimed fuel efficiency of 28.9 kmpl while the load-carrying version returns a fuel efficiency of 29.4 kmpl. The new water-cooled engine is claimed to have undergone rigorous testing in various conditions for over 4 lakh kilometres. Compared to the older BS4 model, the new BS6 version offers 37 per cent higher displacement, 16 per cent higher power and 12 per cent higher torque. The current power output of the new BS6 water-cooled engine stands at 9 bhp and 23.5 Nm torque, thus offering improved pickup and better pulling power on slopes. The Alfa also comes with a long wheelbase, high ground clearance, and strong sheet metal body, offering durability and better driving dynamics on rough roads.
Force Trax Crusier and Toofan BS6 launched
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Force Trax Crusier and Toofan BS6 launched

Force Motors has launched the new 2020 Trax range and will be offered in four different trim levels namely- Trax Cruiser, Trax Cruiser Deluxe, Trax Toofan and Trax Toofan Deluxe. With prices at a starting price of Rs 10.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the entry-level Cruiser trim and goes all the way up to Rs 12.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec Toofan Deluxe trim. The main difference between Deluxe and non-Deluxe trim is that the former will get an air conditioner, while the latter will be offered without AC.  The new Force Trax has undergone a minor facelift as well. The front fascia has been redesigned, with new headlamps, new front grille, and a new front bumper with integrated fog lamps. The BS4 model used to have exposed door hinges, but the BS6 has them hidden...