In this Auto Shorts, we bring you this week’s news from our Automotive Industry. Bajaj Auto launches the all new Pulsar 250 with sporty-tech design and new gen features appealing the young generation buyers.
Bajaj Auto launches the all new Pulsar 250 with a completely refreshed design language. The new Pulsar 250 follows a balanced design between Sports & Technology. Bajaj says they have incorporated this design language to appeal to the newer generation of Sport bikers.
The Bajaj Pulsar 250 will be offered in two body styles, The Pulsar F250, a Semi-Faired Street Racer & The Pulsar N250, a Naked Streetfighter. The Pulsar 250 is priced at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 1.38 Lakhs for the N250 variant & Rs. 1.40 Lakh for the F250 variant. The Pulsar 250 will be available in two vibrant colour options, Techno Grey & Racing Red.
The Bajaj Pulsar 250, continues to be a true performance machine like its predecessors and is powered by a Single cylinder, 4-Stroke, SOHC, 2-Valve, Oil cooled, FI engine producing 24.5 HP and 21.5 Nm of torque.
The all new Pulsar gets features like, Projector LED Headlamps, Slipper & Assist Clutch, Gear Indicator and Mobile Charging ports. These features enhance the rider comfort for touring and features like Slipper Clutch makes sure you get the maximum performance from the bike with lightning quick shifts.
Skoda Slavia to be unveiled on 18th November
Skoda India has finally announced the unveiling of their much awaited upcoming Sedan- The Slavia, Skoda India plans to unveil the Slavia on 18th of November.
Skoda India had teased the Slavia earlier this month, which is to be the Rapid’s successor, based on the MQB A0 IN platform specifically designed for India. The brand had teased the silhouette of the car, hinting that it will be bigger in dimension than the Rapid, as the body lines now showcase a bodystyle similar to the Octavia & the Superb.
The Slavia is said to be sharing the powertrain with the Kushaq and will be offered in a 1.0 & 1.5 Litre TSI turbo charged petrol engine.
The Slavia is not only going to be bigger but more sporty and luxurious than the Rapid, as it will also undergo a heavy refreshment in the interiors.
As the C class was termed as the baby S-Class, by the looks and the silhouette of the car, the Slavia might just be the baby Superb, in the sedan lineup of Skoda.
Euler Motors Launches Commercial EV -The HiLoad EV
Euler Motors, an Indian EV startup focusing on electric commercial vehicles has launched
launched its first cargo three-wheeler, HiLoad EV, which is India’s most powerful 3W Cargo vehicle.
The HiLoad EV comes with a battery power output of 12.4kWh and a range of 151 KM in a single charge. The motors produce a 10.96 KW peak motor power and 88.5 Nm of torque, which are the highest figures in its segment, considering the Commercial EV environment is still growing and does not have many manufacturers in the competition.
The HiLoad EV will come with a 3+2 year extended warranty for their battery performance and a standard 3 year / 80,000 KMs warranty
Euler Motors claim that all their EV vehicles are optimised according to our Indian weather and developing road infrastructure.
MG Announces – Saarthi Initiative
MG Motors India, announced this week a rather unusual and unique empowerment initiative named- Saarthi Program, for the upskilling of the chauffeurs of MG Customers. MG in India is continuously innovating with new initiatives and features to appeal to the younger generation of buyers. The new age tech-driven vehicles with advanced tech and hi- tech Autonomous Assistance features, definitely improve the buyers driving experience but what if you do not really drive your vehicle, but still want to be safe in your car with the use of those safety features. As the literacy rate in our country for chauffeurs is not very high for them to be familiar with such features.
To solve this critical pain point of customers, MG Motors India has partnered with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) for this initiative. Under the Saarthi program, chauffeurs will be familiarised with the advanced tech and Autonomous Driving Assist features through theoretical and practical approaches. MG claims that this initiative will provide an enhanced, smarter and safer experience of MG Vehicles and the best part of this initiative, customers can sign up their chauffeurs for the Saarthi Program on MG’s Website, free of cost.
MG Motor India, plans to train 1000 chauffeurs in the next 2 months and 10000 by March 2022 and those are some serious commitments to make, let’s wait and watch how effective this initiative will actually prove to be and by when.
Deliveries Begin for the XUV 700 & The Astor
The XUV 700 had clocked 65000 bookings in just two weeks since its commencement on 7th October. The XUV 700 is the first car in our auto industry to receive such high volumes of booking in such a short span of time.
To make the customers happy with their purchases on Auspicious festivities, Mahindra starts deliveries of the petrol XUV 700 from 30th October and the diesel variants will be delivered later, in the last week of November.
Mahindra has also announced that they aim to deliver 14000 units by 14th January 2022.
Similarly, MG Motor India had commenced the bookings for their latest launch-The Astor, on 21st of October and within a few minutes the Astor was sold out for this year.
Even MG plans to keep their customers happy-proud of their purchases and will start the deliveries of the MG Astor on 1st of November, right before Diwali and is aiming to deliver 5000 units this year.
MG says they have been facing production challenges due to the global chip shortage in the automotive industry. However, they expect the supply chain to get better by the first quarter of 2022.
With all units sold out for this year, MG has already started taking bookings for next year. So you can now book your Astor through your nearest dealership or online at MG’s website.