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Mahindra says no to big investments in SsangYong

Mahindra has announced that it will not inject fresh equity into SsangYong and has urged the company to find alternate sources of funding. The decision was taken during a special meeting of the Board of Directors convened to review investment in the Korean brand, after taking into consideration the effect of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy. However, Mahindra could consider a special one-time infusion of up to US$ 32 million over the next 3 months. Earlier, the manage

4 Apr 2020 2:31 pm
Maruti CelerioX BS6 launched at Rs. 4.90 lakh

Maruti Suzuki has launched the BS6-compliant CelerioX. The car is available in four variants - VXi, VXi (O), ZXi and ZXi (O) with prices starting at Rs. 4.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The CelerioX is slightly longer and wider than the regular Celerio. It has dual-tone bumpers with circular fog lamps, black cladding around the wheel arches and along the door sills, black ORVMs and B-pillars as well as black roof rails and alloy wheels. On the inside, the CelerioX gets a new 7-inch SmartPlay 2.0

4 Apr 2020 12:31 pm
Honda partners with GM to develop EVs

Honda has partnered with General Motors (GM) to develop two electric vehicles (EVs). The new cars will be based on GM's flexible global EV platform powered by Ultium batteries. However, the platform will be engineered to support Honda's driving character. The exterior and interiors will be designed by Honda. The new Honda EVs will be manufactured at GM plants in North America. The cars are expected to go on sale in the US and Canadian markets in 2024. GM and Honda are also working on fuel cells

3 Apr 2020 5:32 pm
Tata Motors issues a statement on the Tata-JTP situation

reported that Tata-JTP has officially been shut down with effect from March 4, 2020. Now, Tata has released a statement regarding this. JTP brand has a great follower base and has been strongly appreciated for its styling and performance. Tata Motors will continue to support the JTP cars that the customers have bought. We have been in the process of reviewing the business model for delivering the JTP branded cars in light of multiple regulatory changes, in terms of emissions and safety. We will

3 Apr 2020 2:32 pm
3 Apr 2020 1:32 pm
Tata Nexon XZ+ (S) with sunroof launched

this Team-BHP page ! Tata has silently introduced the Tata Nexon XZ+ (S) variant. It comes with a factory-fitted sunroof. The car is priced from Rs. 10,10,000 for petrol and Rs. 11,60,000 for the diesel. It sits between the XZ+ and the XZ+ (O) in the Nexon line-up. The XZ+ (S) variant is based on the top-end XZ+ (O). They share all the features except the connected car technology features like iRA connected app, remote vehicle control, live vehicle diagnostics, vehicle live location and geo-fenc

3 Apr 2020 12:33 pm
Toyota Etios range & Corolla Altis discontinued in India

Toyota has discontinued the Etios, Etios Liva, Etios Cross and Corolla Altis in India. The cars are no longer listed on the company's official website. Toyota will not be updating its 1.4-litre diesel engine to comply with BS6 emission norms and has therefore been phased out. This engine was offered in the Etios range and the Corolla Altis. In the Etios range, the 1.4-litre diesel engine was tuned to develop 67 BHP @ 3,800 rpm and 170 Nm @ 1,800-2,400 rpm, while in the Corolla Altis is made 87

2 Apr 2020 8:33 pm
Rumour: Maruti S-Cross Petrol could be launch in May 2020

this page ! The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross BS6 petrol is likely to be launched in May 2020. The launch was initially scheduled in the month of April, but has now been postponed due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The S-Cross petrol is expected to be offered in four variants - Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The car is unlikely to receive any cosmetic updates. However, it is expected to get an updated touchscreen infotainment head-unit. The S-Cross is expected to be offered with a 1.5-litre pe

2 Apr 2020 4:32 pm
Skoda-VW India pledges Rs. 1 crore for Covid-19 relief

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has pledged Rs. 1 crore to setup a dedicated Covid-19 facility with 1,100 beds with Sassoon General Hospital in Pune. The donation will be used for essential medical consumables and critical care equipment for the medical team and patients. The carmaker will donate over 35,000 sanitizers to hospitals in Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai. It will also distribute over 50,000 food packets in the Aurangabad region. Skoda Auto Volkswagen India is also producing reusable face sh

2 Apr 2020 2:32 pm
Honda Jazz BS6 teased ahead of launch

Honda has released a teaser image of the Jazz BS6. As per the teaser image, the exterior of the BS6 Jazz is likely to remain unchanged and could retain the the same grille, headlights and alloy wheels of the outgoing BS4 model. The interior of the car is also expected to remain unchanged. It is likely to be offered with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment head-unit that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The Jazz is expected to be powered by a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-

2 Apr 2020 12:31 pm
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol teaser out

this Team-BHP page ! A teaser page of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol is now live on the Nexa website. The S-Cross is expected to be offered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology. The same engine is available in the Ciaz and Ertiga. In these cars, the engine produces 103 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm. The S-Cross could come with a choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The S-Cross is no longer available with a diesel engine. The 1.3-litre, 4-cy

2 Apr 2020 11:32 am
Tata-JTP has been shut down in March 2020

this page ! Tata-JTP has officially been shut down with effect from March 4, 2020. I was a part of the JTSV team. Many of us don't know much about the Tata-Jayem joint venture, which has been permanently shut down with effect from 4th March 2020. Customers of JTP are kept in the dark about this recent development and some were still hopeful of buying extended warranty for their JTP cars which unfortunately they cannot avail at any cost. Customers of JTP don't know how difficult it will be to mai

2 Apr 2020 11:32 am