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NEW DELHI: The growing want for private mobility because of the Covid-19 pandemic together with wholesome rural demand accelerated the gross sales momentum of the car business in July. Every week to sit up for as Kia Motors is all set to take the covers off the Sonet SUV. Learn these and extra, on this week’s TOI Auto Weekly:
Inexperienced shoots:Maruti Suzuki India mentioned its home gross sales in July stood at 1,01,307 items as in opposition to 1,00,006 items in July 2019. Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) noticed its home gross sales at 38,200 items final month as in opposition to 39,010 items in July 2019, down by 2 per cent.
Within the two-wheeler phase, Hero MotoCorp reported a 3.97 per cent dip in gross sales to five,14,509 items as in comparison with 5,35,810 items bought in July 2019.
Hyundai Creta: A technology hole in photos
Honda Motorbike Scooter India’s (HMSI) home dispatch elevated by 53 per cent in July on a sequential foundation. Accordingly, the corporate’s complete dispatches in July stood at 3,21,58 Three items – including over 1 lakh items in comparison with the earlier month on again of accelerating demand for private mobility within the COVID-19 period.
Does your helmet meet BIS hallmark?: The highway transport ministry has initiated the method to deliver helmets for two-wheeler riders beneath the obligatory BIS regime. Sources mentioned the obligatory norm is more likely to kick in from March or April subsequent yr, which implies the sale of non-BIS licensed helmets might be an offense as soon as the notification involves impact. Practically 60-70% of helmets bought in India don’t conform to the BIS norms.
In line with the transport ministry knowledge, 43,600 two-wheeler riders with out helmets had in highway crashes in 2018 and this included 15,364 pillion riders.
Finish of highway for Mitsubishi Pajero: As a part of its restructuring plan, Mitsubishi, a junior member of the Nissan-Renault automaking group, mentioned it could cease making the Pajero SUV crossover mannequin subsequent yr, and shut the plant in Japan which makes the automobile. The maker of the Outlander SUV mentioned it could scale back its presence in Europe and North America and give attention to rising in Asia.

Kia Sonet

BMW bets massive on electrical: By the top of 2021, the BMW Group will provide 5 fully-electric manufacturing automobiles as a part of sweeping product overhaul unveiled on Monday. The German carmaker seeks to decrease automobile emissions throughout manufacturing and on the highway. “In ten years, the objective is to have a complete of greater than seven million electrified BMW Group automobiles on the roads – round two-thirds of them with a fully-electric drive practice,” the carmaker mentioned.
Tesla open to sharing batteries: Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned the corporate is open to licensing software program and supplying powertrains and batteries. Tesla has beforehand provided batteries to Mercedes and Toyota Motor beneath separate partnership offers.
It was unclear which varieties of batteries it’ll provide. Tesla at the moment runs a battery three way partnership with Panasonic Corp and in addition sources batteries from China’s Up to date Amperex Expertise (CATL) and South Korea’s LG Chem.

Launches across the nook: Kia Motors will premiere the sub-compact Sonet SUV on August 7. After days of hush-hush, the Korean carmakers revealed the photographs of the upcoming Sonet.
Maruti Suzuki, after months of delay, has confirmed to drive within the BS6-ready S-Cross on August 5. Within the new avatar, S-Cross will sport the 1.5-litre Okay-Sequence petrol engine.
Curiously, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) plans to launch its compact SUV, based mostly on Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza, within the upcoming festive season.
“India loves the sub-four meter compact SUV class. And this phase alone is now 10-11 per cent of the entire passenger automobile gross sales,” TKM Senior Vice President gross sales and advertising and marketing Naveen Soni mentioned.
Audi India introduced the arrival of the RS Q8 within the right here, dropping a teaser on Twitter. Audi RS Q8 is coming to India nearly a yr after its international debut on the Los Angeles Auto Present.

The week passed by: FCA on completion of three years in India launched the limited-edition Jeep Compass Evening Eagle at Rs 20.14 lakh (ex-showroom).
Hyundai Motor India mentioned the brand new technology Creta has crossed 55,000 bookings. The Creta has been on high of the record of utility automobiles bought within the final two months.

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