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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...
Ashok Leyland Bada Dost launched. Available in 2 variants
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Ashok Leyland Bada Dost launched. Available in 2 variants

Ashok Leyland has launched the Bada Dost LCV in the Indian market. It is available in two variants - i3 (2.99 tonne GVW) and i4 (3.49 tonne GVW) and comes in two trim levels - LS and LX. Prices start at Rs. 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Customers can also book the vehicle online. Based on a new platform developed in-house, Bada Dost is larger than the existing Dost LCV and comes with a 9.8 inch loading bay and a 50-litre fuel tank. It rides on 15-inch wheels and has a ground clearance of 206 mm. The truck comes equipped with 2-stage leaf RFS with double acting shock absorbers at the front and semi-elliptic 2-stage leaf suspension with double acting shock absorbers at the rear. The Bada Dost comes with a 3-seat layout and has a reclining and sliding driver's seat. It s...
Tata Motors launch India’s first 16-wheeler, 47.5 tonne tipper truck – Signa 4825.TK
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Tata Motors launch India’s first 16-wheeler, 47.5 tonne tipper truck – Signa 4825.TK

Tata Motors has launched India's first 16-wheeler, 47.5 tonne tipper truck called the Signa 4825.TK. The Signa 4825.TK has been designed for the transport of coal and construction aggregates. It comes with a 29 cubic meter box load body. The tipper is available in two configurations - 10X4 and 10X2. The Signa 4825.TK is powered by a Cummins ISBe 6.7-litre BS6 diesel engine that produces 247 BHP and 950 Nm @ 1,000-1,700 rpm. The engine is mated to a heavy duty G1150 9-speed gearbox via a 430 mm organic clutch. The truck comes with three drive modes - Light, Medium and Heavy. The Signa 4825.TK features a suspended sleeper cabin that has been crash tested, tilt and telescopic steering, 3-way mechanically adjustable driver's seat and air-conditioning. The truck also comes wit...
GlamperRV Business Line is ideal for business travel or work-away commuting
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GlamperRV Business Line is ideal for business travel or work-away commuting

With home working looking set to stay, GlamperRV, the bespoke luxury motorhome brand, is launching a new ‘business class’ home office - the GlamperRV Business Line - which can also be used as a mobile office hotel, and on post lockdown weekends away or adventurous touring holidays. Offering an ultimate home office space without the need to move house, the GlamperRV Business Line motorhome will enable business people to travel to meetings while avoiding hotels, restaurants and additional shared facilities. Full business class facilities include a large central desk, LED lighting, bathroom, multiple USB charging points, mobile wifi, Nespresso coffee machine, large fridge freezer, blackout blinds and plug sockets without the need for an electric hook up, courtesy of a powerful in-b...
LuxeCamper is India’s first commercially approved premium motorhome
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LuxeCamper is India’s first commercially approved premium motorhome

Bengaluru-based start-up Campervan Camps and Holidays India have unveiled LuxeCamper. CM of Karnataka along with the tourism Minister CT Ravi flagged off a fully-equipped Camper Van called the Luxe Camper that promises to bring in a whole new dimension to the concept of travel. The campers are now available in Karnataka & soon will be available across the country. The luxe Camper which is India’s first commercially approved premium Motorhome is not your ordinary vehicle, it's literally your home on the move. The camper can accommodate about 8 people. The LuxeCamper has been approved by the ARAI as per the AIS-124 standards. The motorhomes are based on an Ashok Leyland chassis with a 4,200mm wheelbase. The camper comprises two independent compartments for driver and the p...
Maruti Suzuki Super Carry S-CNG BS6 launched
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Maruti Suzuki Super Carry S-CNG BS6 launched

Maruti Suzuki has launched the BS6 compliant S-CNG variant of Super Carry. This has made the Super Carry the first light commercial vehicle to upgrade to BS6 engine and the sixth in Maruti Suzuki's BS6 compliant S-CNG range of vehicles. The Maruti Super Carry BS6 CNG is priced at ₹ 5.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Super Carry S-CNG is also India's first 4-cylinder powered mini-truck commercial vehicle. The 1,200 cc BS6 compliant dual fuel petrol engine delivers 64 bhp at 6,000rpm and generates a peak torque of 85 Nm at 3,000rpm. It is the only LCV in the country with a dual fuel S-CNG variant with a 5 litre petrol tank.   Super Carry comes with deck length of 2183 mm and width of 1488 mm. The maximum payload capacity of Super Carry is 625 kg and GVW of 1600 kg. S...
ABT eTransporter 6.1 is VW’s first fully electric van
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ABT eTransporter 6.1 is VW’s first fully electric van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launched its first fully electric van in the UK with prices for the zero-emission ABT eTransporter 6.1 Developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line, the ABT eTransporter 6.1 combines quiet and smooth driving, instant torque, fast charging and high load capacity for the ultimate zero-emissions urban logistics van. The model offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles (132 km) as per the WLTP procedure (world harmonized light-duty vehicles test procedure) with a cargo space of 6.7m3 and payload of up to 1,001kg. Flexible charging options allow for 80 per cent  charge in just 45 minutes. The ABT eTransporter 6.1 delivers a maximum power output of 110PS (83kW), with a 0-62mph time of just 17.4 seconds. The technically-advanced and ...
2020 Ashok Leyland Dost BS6 rolls out from production line
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2020 Ashok Leyland Dost BS6 rolls out from production line

Even after 9 years since its launch, Ashok Leyland Dost has managed to create a niche for itself in the 1 – 1.5 tonne payload category and manages to sell in decent numbers. So, it is not a surprise that Ashok Leyland wants to keep its LCV alive in the new BS6 era. The Dost is available in 3 variants - Dost Lite, Strong and Plus with rated payload capacities of 1,150 kg, 1,250 kg and 1,475 kg respectively. The vehicle is powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which was developed by the Indo-Japanese JV. On board the Dost Plus which has a payload capacity of 1,475 kg, the motor produces 60 hp and 170 Nm of torque. The entry and mid-level Dost Lite and Dost Strong modes make do with a 58 hp and 157.5 Nm version. All the variants employ a 5-speed m...
‘Hanuman Gear’ in trucks !! Details inside
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‘Hanuman Gear’ in trucks !! Details inside

Before moving to the topic of what is Hanuman Gear we should know who is Hanuman. ‘Hanuman’ is the name of a fictional character in the Indian epic “The Ramayana”, who is also worshiped as a lord in Hinduism. Lord Hanuman is often referred to as ‘Vira’, ‘Mahavira’, ‘Mahabala’, etc., signifying his unmatchable strength. He is said to be capable of lifting and carrying any burden for a cause. In fact, an incident in the epic war of ‘The Ramayana’ between Rama and Ravana adds evidence to his impeccable physical power. The story narrates that when Lakshmana, Rama’s brother, gets hurt during the war and is in need of a rare herb that grows only the Himalayan ranges, it is Hanuman who brings Lakshmana the whole of a mountain scrapped out of the ground with dense herb growth, carrying it al...
Tata Yodha BS6 unveiled at Delhi Auto Expo 2020
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Tata Yodha BS6 unveiled at Delhi Auto Expo 2020

The new Tata Yodha is powered by a 2.2-litre Di, four-cylinder diesel engine delivering 73.6 kW (100 HP) power and 250 Nm of torque and is available in single cab & crew cab variants & also with 4x2 & 4x4 drive options. Tata Yodha single cab variants come with 3 distinct payload points of 1700, 1500 and 1200 kg. The high ground clearance of 210 mm enables Tata Yodha to navigate through varied terrains with ease. The large cargo box of dimensions – L-2650 mm (8.7 ft) x W-1850 mm (6 ft) ensures Tata Yodha to carry large & heavy loads with ease. With a warranty of 3 years/3 Lakh kilometres and minimal maintenance costs, customers are certain to earn high profits and have complete peace of mind. Key Applications: Milk, Agri Produce-food grains, fruits &am...