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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...
Tata Motors showcases new public transportation vehicles at Prawaas 2019
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Tata Motors showcases new public transportation vehicles at Prawaas 2019

Tata Motors showcased seven new public transportation vehicles at Prawaas 2019. Prawaas 2019 displayed new technologies, innovations, products & services in the passenger transportation domain in Navi Mumbai from 25th to 27th of July, 2019. This year, Tata Motors displayed – Magna 1623, Starbus 1212, Cityride 1515, Winger 9 seater, Compact Patient Transport Ambulance on Tata Magic, Tata Hexa SUV as well as the Ultra Electric Bus that are designed to meet comfort and safety level for drivers and passengers alike Apart from the Ultra Electric bus displayed at the event, the company has also developed a range of sustainable mobility solutions such as Hybrid, Fuel Cell, LNG and Articulated buses to meet the future transportation needs of the ‘Envisaged Smart Cities’. Tata...
Force Motors Shaktiman 200 revealed
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Force Motors Shaktiman 200 revealed

Shaktiman 200 is the new LCV from Force Motors. The details of the LCV has been published on the official website of the manufacturer. No details on the pricing are revealed as of now. The Shaktiman 200 is powered by a Mercedes derived 3-Cylinder, Common Rail driveline that delivers power and torque of 50 kW (67hp) @ 3200 rpm and 175 Nm @ 1600-2400 rpm respectively. The payload capacity of Shaktiman 200 is rated at 1750kg for Fixed Side Deck (FSD) and 1700kg for High Side Deck (HSD). The styling of the Shaktiman 200 is heavily inspired from the Shaktiman 400 LCV which essentially is the pick-up variant derived from Force Traveller passenger bus. Dimensions in mm Wheel Base: 2770 Overall Length: 4725 Overall Width: 1807 Overall Height: 2315 FSD...
Tata Intra 1.1 SCV unveiled. Features new platform & design philosophy
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Tata Intra 1.1 SCV unveiled. Features new platform & design philosophy

Tata Motors unveiled the Intra 1.1- all new compact truck set to re-define the small commercial vehicle (SCV) segment in the country. Tata Motors have pioneered the SCV segment in India in 2005 and since then have sold over 20 lakh vehicles.  With the Intra, Tata Motors hopes to further enhance the customer experiences in small commercial vehicle industry with its next levels of performance, comfort & convenience. According to company, the Intra represents the changing face of Tata Motors in the journey towards shaping the future of mobility in the country. The Intra platform is an architecture that is scalable, agile and allows Tata Motors to create a pipeline of products and provide multiple options to consumers. Tata Intra is the first product that boasts of ‘Premium T...