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Postby sajo » 12 Feb 2020 16:29

^^ They purchased the rights to the brand, even if just to flog the history to unsuspecting buyers, nothing wrong in it. However, if they resort to selling stuff below even BOM value due to backing of the Chinese state, something regulatory (what?) needs to be done.
I am afraid that they might replicate their success in the mobile phone market, in turn destroying our Domestic industry ! With the deepest pockets in the world and the Li-Ion ecosystem in their control, the Chinese will be very difficult to rein in.

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Postby Yagnasri » 12 Feb 2020 16:32

Which is the good brand of small automatic gear car.

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Postby sajo » 12 Feb 2020 16:37

Yagnasri wrote:Which is the good brand of small automatic gear car.


Yagnasriji, new or used ?

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Postby Yagnasri » 12 Feb 2020 16:55

Used is ok for now. I am starting driving after a long long time.

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Postby sajo » 12 Feb 2020 17:02

Yagnasri wrote:Used is ok for now. I am starting driving after a long long time.


viewtopic.php?p=2403132#p2403132 , a reply to your earlier query. Pick whichever you find in good condition at a fair price in your area. Used car dealers are mostly crooks, most cars are with a tampered ODO.

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Postby Yagnasri » 12 Feb 2020 17:20

Thank you sirji.

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Postby sajo » 13 Feb 2020 15:03

Maruti Will Not Send its cars for crash testing to Global NCAP

Classic case of student skipping the exams because failure is nearly guaranteed.

They would claim to meet Bharat NCAP which would probably be an ultra-watered down version of the real thing, making it easy for tin cans to score 5 stars.
Theek hai, as long as the market ignores.

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Postby Aditya_V » 13 Feb 2020 15:42

Thing is I can understand first time buyers to ignore safety but there are quite a few well off folks who have a choice going for Maruti. Thier cars have become extremely light weight and not through use of expensive and lightweight materials found in high end cars, but making them lightweight and low cost. Thier milage is not through technology but just through ultra lightweight cars, also tyres, brakes cheaper parts are used. All this means you a car which is generally cheapest in the segment with fancy electronic features, good power/ torque to weight ratio , good milage and high resale, mainly on account of cheap spares.

Buying Maruti is a good financial decesion at the cost of safety. I hope more Indians start choosing safer options and end this monopoly.

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Postby mappunni » 13 Feb 2020 16:08

Rahul M wrote:MG is selling because most buyers assume it's a British brand, an idea they have tried to promote by getting a well known Brit actor to represent the brand.


The usual Chinki trick is to steal if not then buy a foreign brand and peddle cheap Chinki crap as a western product! :twisted: :twisted:

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Postby sajo » 13 Feb 2020 16:17

kvraghav wrote:We believe in fate and most of this disregard safety comes from there. I have friends/family who buy Maruti and say that if i have to die, i will die in sleep so no issues. Their only protection is the Ganesha idol on the dashboard and the nimbu that they tie to the bumper.


This is true. My own family chides me for "wasting the seat space" in the car by having a child seat affixed. Part of the same set of people who used to poke fun at me for "wearing a helmet while riding a mere scooty", back in the early 2000s. :D

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Postby kvraghav » 13 Feb 2020 20:49

Didnt Gopinath Munde die in a low speed car crash because he was not wearing seat belt? I feel Trauma injury can be caused at speeds even less than 50 KMPH.

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Postby JayS » 13 Feb 2020 23:12

MOD NOTE - Thread cleaned up. Next nonsense post will earn a formal warning.

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Postby Aditya_V » 19 Feb 2020 17:59

kvraghav wrote:Didnt Gopinath Munde die in a low speed car crash because he was not wearing seat belt? I feel Trauma injury can be caused at speeds even less than 50 KMPH.


In addition to that he was in a Maruti SX4 where the manufacturer does not believe in putting Side impact beams in the doors and uses thin sheet metal to maximize mileage but occupant can feel the force of the collusion.

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Postby sajo » 12 Mar 2020 16:22

BS-6 Deadline looms. I doubt whether it would be pushed out due to CoronaVirus fears.

https://www.autocarindia.com/industry/c ... ion-416509

It would not be prudent for the govt to give an extension for BS4 as it had given ample notice for people to plan.

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Postby Mollick.R » 17 Apr 2020 23:28

TVS acquires Britain's most iconic sporting motorcycle brand 'Norton'

TE Narasimhan | Chennai
Last Updated at April 17, 2020 22:04 IST

TVS Motor Company today announced the successful acquisition of Britain’s most iconic sporting motorcycle, “Norton”, in an all-cash deal for a consideration of 16 million (Approx 160 cr INR) pounds by acquiring certain assets of Norton Motorcycles (UK) Limited (in administration) through one of TVS Motor’s overseas subsidiaries.

Since the 20th century, Norton Motorcycles is renowned for their classic models and eclectic range of luxury motorcycles ranging from authentic retro classic reboots of the famous Commando to their contemporary 200 bhp, 1200cc V4 super-bikes.

TVS Motor Company is excited about the existing and upcoming products at Norton Motorcycles including Commando, Dominator and V4 RR. Confident of the strong synergy between both the brands, we believe that Norton Motorcycles can leverage TVS Motor Company’s global reach and supply chain capabilities to expand to new markets.


https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/tvs-acquires-britain-s-most-iconic-sporting-motorcycle-brand-norton-120041701647_1.html


TVS Motor acquires iconic British bike company Norton

Mint had reported on April 18 :-? that the homegrown two- and three-wheeler manufacturer was in talks to buy Norton, which ran out of cash in January and failed to pay taxes.

The company said that it’s overseas subsidiary TVS Motor Singapore Pte. Ltd has today signed an asset purchase agreement with Norton Motorcycles Holdings Ltd and Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd (both were in administration). The deal included acquisition of the brand Norton along with other associated brands.

The all-cash transaction was concluded by Project 303 Bidco Ltd, a newly incorporated company set up under TVS Motor’s Singapore subsidiary to acquire Norton, the company said in an official statement.



https://www.livemint.com/news/india/tvs-motor-acquires-iconic-british-bike-company-norton-11587141240768.html

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Postby Mollick.R » 17 Apr 2020 23:56

Mollick.R wrote:TVS acquires Britain's most iconic sporting motorcycle brand 'Norton'

TVS Motor acquires iconic British bike company Norton

Mint had reported on April 18 :-? that the homegrown two- and three-wheeler manufacturer was in talks to buy Norton, which ran out of cash in January and failed to pay taxes.

The company said that it’s overseas subsidiary TVS Motor Singapore Pte. Ltd has today signed an asset purchase agreement with Norton Motorcycles Holdings Ltd and Norton Motorcycles (UK) Ltd (both were in administration). The deal included acquisition of the brand Norton along with other associated brands.

The all-cash transaction was concluded by Project 303 Bidco Ltd, a newly incorporated company set up under TVS Motor’s Singapore subsidiary to acquire Norton, the company said in an official statement.


https://www.livemint.com/news/india/tvs-motor-acquires-iconic-british-bike-company-norton-11587141240768.html


I think with 153 cr, they got only the brand names. They may not have got the manufacturing plant & rights over ongoing R&D stuffs & patents, engine tech etc. :cry: :(

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Postby Mollick.R » 17 Apr 2020 23:59

This report has some additional details (though sad one........)

TVS Begins Procedure To Purchase Norton Motorcycles

So far, details are sketchy, and there are absolutely no news on how much TVS may have shelled out to acquire the Norton brand. Additionally, there is still no news on what Norton's future strategy will be like under Indian ownership. Recent media reports did indicate TVS Motor Company's plans to bid for Norton Motorcycles, but the British brand has already sold off rights to its two engine platforms - the 961, as well as the 650 cc parallel-twin to two different Chinese firms.


https://www.carandbike.com/news/tvs-begins-moves-to-purchase-norton-motorcycles-2213754


Chinese has got the cream :(
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Postby Mollick.R » 18 Apr 2020 00:32

Norton Commando
Approx price in India Rs 20 Lakhs
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Norton Dominator
Approx price in India Rs 21 Lakhs
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Norton V4 SS/ V4 RR
Approx price in India Rs 80 Lakhs
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Postby Vips » 24 Apr 2020 04:44

Sodium-ion battery maker Faradion mulling over manufacturing in India.

Sodium-ion battery maker Faradion Ltd on Thursday said it is actively exploring having a manufacturing presence in India for its batteries for diversified applications.

The company, which had won its first order from ICM Australia, is seeking to push its Sodium-ion batteries over Lithium-ion batteries citing "exceptional superiority" and play a significant part in revolutionising automobile/mobility, storage and mobile sectors across the world.

"India is one of the largest markets for mobile devices across the world. Recently, the country has also demonstrated significant progress in the adoption of EV (Electric Vehicle) technology, making it a priority market for Faradion," the company said in a statement.

Further, as the world seeks out alternatives to China-dependent Lithium-ion batteries, Faradion's Sodium-ion based technology offers a promising solution, it claimed.

"In line with this, Faradion is actively exploring manufacturing presence in India for its Sodium-ion batteries for diversified applications," the company said.

Faradion CEO James Quinn said Australasia is the next logical region for the company given the market conditions.

“Faradion is accelerating large scale industrialisation of its safe, low cost, Sodium-ion energy storage technology. After Australia, we foresee India as our next priority big market, given the huge growth in mobile devices and a bigger electric mobility market waiting to grow rapidly," he said.

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Postby Zynda » 15 May 2020 20:50

I expect used auto market in India to experience significant growth in the short-term. I think the confidence in terms of Covid safety on Indian public transportation system is not high and the same can be said about cabs services.

Many people will want own & use private vehicles as much as possible in the near future and probably will want to invest in an used one rather than a new vehicle. A newer one makes less sense since the job market will be filled with high uncertainty and folks don't want to be burdened with EMI. Expect longer commuting times as well as bigger traffic jams :)

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Postby Mollick.R » 19 May 2020 11:01

Maruti Suzuki writes off Rs 125 crore on obsolete BS-IV cars

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, has absorbed a hit of Rs 125 crore over unsold stock of Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) vehicles which have now become obsolete.

A top executive of the Delhi-based automaker stated that the write-off is the result of the inventory lying with the company and its dealers. Maruti Suzuki was the first to start the transition to BS-VI from BS-IV, a full year ahead of the deadline of April 1, 2020. However, by the end of 2019-20, the company was left with some unsold stock.

Several other companies are also expected to disclose their write-offs of BS-IV inventory in the coming weeks. Their woes were compounded when the final 10 days of March were blocked because of the nation-wide lockdown.
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The Supreme Court did allow the sale of 10 percent of the BS-IV inventory after April 1, 2020 following a joint petition from the manufacturers and dealers. This was to be done after lifting of the lockdown. But, the continuous extension of the lockdown period impacted the liquidation process.



https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/auto/maruti-suzuki-writes-off-rs-125-crore-on-obsolete-bs-iv-cars-5285471.html

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Postby sajo » 19 May 2020 19:43

Zynda wrote:I expect used auto market in India to experience significant growth in the short-term. I think the confidence in terms of Covid safety on Indian public transportation system is not high and the same can be said about cabs services.

Many people will want own & use private vehicles as much as possible in the near future and probably will want to invest in an used one rather than a new vehicle. A newer one makes less sense since the job market will be filled with high uncertainty and folks don't want to be burdened with EMI. Expect longer commuting times as well as bigger traffic jams :)


There seems to be a co-relation between huge number of cases and cities with widely used public transport. New York and Mumbai for example. As more and more people realise this, demand for cheap cars/vehicles would go up in near term.
However, since "going out" would be minimal and strictly (hoping) for essential activities only, I expect traffic to remain the same as it is today (pre-lockdown).

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Postby Mollick.R » 19 May 2020 20:04

Tata Motors rolls out new financing scheme ‘Keys to Safety’; offers Tata Tiago at EMI of Rs 5,000

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With the new EMI plan, customers can purchase the Tata Tiago hatchback at monthly installments starting Rs 5,000. A maximum Rs 5 lakh loan can be availed with a tenure of five years.

The instalments increase over the course of the tenure, but customers have an option to pay the final Rs 90,000 EMI as a lump sum payment or refinance it. Additionally one can even return the car to the financing partner, Tata Motors Finance in case of any difficulty.

The company is also offering 100 percent funding on all of its cars with finance schemes available with tenures as long as eight years.


https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/auto/tata-motors-rolls-out-new-financing-scheme-keys-to-safety-offers-tata-tiago-at-emi-of-rs-5000-5286521.html

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Postby Mollick.R » 19 May 2020 20:06

Mahindra & Mahindra offers new finance schemes, special benefits for doctors, cops, women

Mumbai: Auto major MahindraNSE 1.51 % & Mahindra on Tuesday rolled out a range of new finance schemes, including special offers for the Corona Warriors and women buyers, such as 8-year loan term, 90-days moratorium on payment and 100 per cent on-road financing, to help customers purchase its vehicle with ease amid the lockdown. These financing schemes deliver financial flexibility and empower the customers to own a Mahindra vehicle model at their convenience, the company said in a release.
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The schemes include 50 per cent waiver on the processing fee and the option to "buy now, pay later" (with 90-day moratorium on payment) for the doctors' community, high funding scheme for police personnel while women customers will be entitled to a 10-basis point discount on the financing cost, according to the company.

The auto maker also offers customers to own a BSVI-compliant pick-up and pay the same EMI as that of BS-IV vehicle while an SUV customer can also own the vehicle now and start paying the EMI from 2021, it added.

Under another scheme, the EMI for a financed vehicle starts from as low as Rs 1,234 per lakh as well, it said.


https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/auto-news/mahindra-mahindra-offers-new-finance-schemes-special-benefits-for-doctors-cops-women/articleshow/75826669.cms?from=mdr

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Postby Mollick.R » 14 Jul 2020 00:52

BS-IV vehicle sold after March 31 won’t be registered: SC
By Samanwaya Rautray, ET Bureau Last Updated: Jul 09, 2020, 07:20 AM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said no Bharat Stage-IV vehicles sold after March 31 should be registered and asked the government to verify whether dealers had overstepped a concession given to them due to the lockdown.

India switched to BS-VI emission standards on April 1 from BS-IV. While the top court had earlier rejected the demand of automobile dealers to extend the deadline to clear their existing inventories of BS-IV vehicles, it allowed them to sell up to 10 per cent of such inventory in a short window after the lockdown restrictions were eased.

“You have sold more than allowed,” a bench led by Justice Arun Mishra said on Wednesday, adding: “Do not take advantage of this court by playing fraud.”

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) had earlier claimed in the court that the sector was stuck with ₹7,000 crore of unsold BS-IV vehicles. While allowing the short window to sell such vehicles in a March 27 order, the court noted that the sector had lost out a few days of sales due to the sudden clamping of the lockdown on March 25.

As of March 31, registration of more than 225,000 such vehicles were pending with state transport authorities, as per documents submitted in the court. The federation claimed that these were sold prior to March 31.

The court though demanded to know whether the companies had been selling BS-IV vehicles during the lockdown and through online sales.

“How were vehicles sold online at 30-40 per cent off? That too after March 31? What is this fraud? How have you sold during lockdown,” Justice Mishra asked.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/auto-news/sc-recalls-its-order-allowing-sale-of-bs-iv-vehicles-for-10-days-after-lifting-of-lockdown/articleshow/76853618.cms
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Postby Mollick.R » 14 Jul 2020 00:59

Supreme Court recalls order allowing BS4 vehicle sales post lockdown; says only vehicles registered with VAHAN will be protected
Updated : July 08, 2020 04:37 PM IST

https://www.cnbctv18.com/auto/supreme-court-recalls-order-allowing-bs4-vehicle-sales-post-lockdown-says-only-vehicles-registered-with-vahan-will-be-protected-6286271.htm

No registration of BS-IV vehicles sold after March 31: SC
08 JULY 2020 Last Updated at 4:07 PM | SOURCE: IANS
https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/no-registration-of-bsiv-vehicles-sold-after-march-31-sc/1889481

Some additional information on above two articles on same subject.

Due to those kind of flip flop judgements and dealers making customers fools, the ultimate losers will be the customers. How do a cutomer supposed to know if the BS-IV vehicle he buying from the dealer falls within 10% quota allocated by me lords ???? :shock: :shock:

They have paid their hard earned money, I don't think the dealers will refund that and take those cars backs. So end end customers will caught up with a vehicle which is without registration number (i.e a illegal vehicle) and may not even get an Insurance policy for such vehicles too. :shock:

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Postby Mollick.R » 14 Jul 2020 01:06

Highways Ministry asks NIC to capture FASTag details before vehicle registration
PTI Last Updated: Jul 12, 2020, 04:05 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The government on Sunday said it has decided to ensure capturing of FASTag details while registering or issuing fitness certificate to vehicles all over the country. In a letter addressed to NIC, with copies to all the states and UTs, the ministry has informed that full integration of National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) with VAHAN portal has been achieved, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.

The VAHAN system is now getting all information on FASTags through VIN/VRN (vehicle identification number/ vehicle registration number), it added.
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"As such, the ministry has asked to ensure capturing FASTag details while registering new vehicles, as also while issuing fitness certificates to vehicles plying under national permit," the statement said.

The fitment of FASTag in new vehicles at the time of sales of vehicles of category M and N, was made mandatory in 2017.
"But the integration with bank account or they being activated was being avoided by citizens, which would be checked now............
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A total of 1.68 crore FASTags have been issued across the country till the beginning of May 2020.


https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/auto-news/highways-ministry-asks-nic-to-capture-fastag-details-before-vehicle-registration/articleshow/76922085.cms
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Postby Mollick.R » 14 Jul 2020 01:07

Highways Ministry invites comments for safety evaluation of hydrogen propelled vehicles
PTI Last Updated: Jul 11, 2020, 11:09 PM IST

New Delhi: The Road Transport and Highways Ministry on Saturday said it has invited comments for safety evaluation of hydrogen propelled vehicles. The road transport ministry has issued a draft notification in this regard on July 10.

"It is proposed to include motor vehicles of Categories M and N, running on compressed gaseous hydrogen fuel cell, to be in accordance with AIS (automotive industry standard) 157:2020, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding BIS specification is notified under the Bureau of Indian Standard Act, 2016," the road transport ministry said in a statement.

Further, the hydrogen fuel specifications for fuel cell vehicles will be in accordance with ISO 14687 till the corresponding BIS specification is notified under the Bureau of Indian Standard Act, 2016, it noted.

The statement said that the ministry has notified a draft notification GSR 436(E) dated July 10, 2020 proposing amendment to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 for inclusion of the standards for the safety evaluation of the vehicles being propelled through hydrogen fuel cells.

The ministry has invited suggestions and comments from all stake holders including general public on the proposed amendment, which can be sent to the Joint Secretary (MVL), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways within 30 days of issue of notification, it added.


https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/auto-news/highways-ministry-invites-comments-for-safety-evaluation-of-hydrogen-propelled-vehicles/articleshow/76914957.cms

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Postby A Sharma » 22 Jul 2020 07:12

Air Products, ACWA Power and NEOM Sign Agreement for $5 Billion Production Facility in NEOM Powered by Renewable Energy for Production and Export of Green Hydrogen to Global Markets

Not India related but project to produce green Ammonia and then transport it around the world to be dissociated to produce green hydrogen for the transportation market. Hope India can do something like this.

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Postby Sanju » 09 Aug 2020 22:54

Not India related. This is from the timeline of Mr. Anand Mahindra.

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And we thought jugaad was purely an Indian talent! Hilarious. A Honda powered Tesla...


Please view the video in the link. It is hilarous. Some folks are saying that it is staged.

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Postby Mollick.R » 22 Aug 2020 10:16

Govt to study auto supply chain to boost localisation
ET Bureau Last Updated: Aug 22, 2020, 12:04 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The government has sought detailed information from automobile manufacturers on investments in the country, industry imports and localisation levels across value chains in a bid to curb imports and promote indigenous manufacturing.

The move follows a meeting between commerce & industry minister Piyush Goyal and senior auto industry representatives on August 13 to deliberate on possibilities of increasing localisation in the automotive sector, which was followed up with a review meeting on Friday, where 24 sectors were reviewed. China is India’s largest supplier of auto parts.
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The commerce ministry thereafter directed the industry to share company-specific information related to investments, localisation levels, exports, imports and royalty payments. Industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has been asked to collate the data and share it.

“There is a lot of pressure. The government has been holding review meetings every fortnight to look at ways to increase localisation levels not only at the level of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) but also their tier-I and tier-II vendors.. The minister understands sourcing is top-down and has asked vehicle makers to submit the required data,” an industry executive said on condition of anonymity.
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Postby darshan » 19 Sep 2020 00:57

Details aren't clear on how much GJ govt looked into about standardizing, recycling, etc. Also how much from this will be going to chinese.

Gujarat Govt announces Rs.12,000 assistance to students to buy battery-operated two-wheelers and Rs.48,000 subsidy to buy e-rickshaw
https://www.deshgujarat.com/2020/09/18/ ... -rickshaw/
Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here today announced through videoconferencing an assistance scheme to encourage use of battery-operated two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the state to check air pollution.

Gujarat Government will provide subsidy of Rs.12,000 to school students studying in Standard-9 to colleges, with a target of 10,000 such vehicles. Similarly, a subsidy of Rs.48,000 will be given for three-wheeler e-rickshaw for individual and institutional beneficiaries, with a target of 5,000.

Announcing the scheme as part of five development projects, ‘Panchsheel’ Gift, to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday today, Rupani also announced Rs.50 lakh scheme for charging e-vehicles for creating necessary infrastructure. It was on this day, 11 years ago the then Gujarat’s Chief Minister Narendra Modi had set up the country’s first a separate Climate Change Department, long before the climate change appeared as a challenge before the world.

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Postby hanumadu » 21 Sep 2020 16:22

Mahindra Roxor seems to have found a few fans in the USA.


I think it is originally intended for farmers/ranches who have need for lugging, towing or just drive around farms with roads that are not well laid. A regular off road capable suv costs a bunch and is huge and likely not as capable. People who need such a vehicle for farm work seem to use a UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) also called side by side (sxs) which are not street legal. But the issue with these seem to be that they can't lug a lot of weight and they break down easily. Though UTVs are more capable on absolute dirt tracks but the average farmer is not going to take his UTV to a dirt track to have fun.

Enter Mahindra Roxor. It addressed a market that is utilitarian but price conscious and want something that lasts looong, really really long. All metal body, leaf spring suspensions and the classic jeep look. They are marketing it as a side by side but it really is a jeep. It is not street legal, but many jurisdictions have relaxed rules about it and it can be made street legal with minor modifications. Also the engine is detuned at 62hp. But there are already businesses that can change the ecu to give more than 100 hp. And there are after market parts to make it more off road capable like in the video.

Mahindra really seems to have found a winner with Roxor and with market feed back and higher volumes, it probably could have made a street legal Roxor at the around the same cost. Imagine an original jeep that is cheap, can do your grunt work, go off roading and yet one you can drive around town. For many poor farmers who cannot afford a second car, this probably would be a very good deal. Some really good market study here.

But Mahindra lost the law suit recently with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the current owner of the jeep brand, because the Roxor looks very similar to the original jeep and can no longer sell the Roxor in the US. I think Mahindra is reworking on the looks and is releasing a new version in 2021. But its a pity, it will not look like the jeep.

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Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Postby hanumadu » 21 Sep 2020 16:34

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/mark-phelan/2019/08/31/mahindra-roxor-atv-tractor-jeep-review/2132430001/

Mahindra’s Auburn Hills shop is struggling to meet demand and the company is considering adding a second shift.


At 148 inches, it’s a foot shorter than a subcompact Ford Fiesta hatchback, but it can tow 3,490 pounds — more than some luxury SUVs.

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Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Postby hanumadu » 22 Sep 2020 23:24

Roxor seemed to have opened up a significant market for aftermarket parts.


https://ontheroxfab.com/about-us

With the new arrival of the Mahindra Roxor, We started our On the Rox line of products and aftermarket accessories to meet the demand that these new machines are bringing.



Who ever came up with the idea for Roxor must be a very smart guy. Though the primary market must have been farmers and ranchers, it is finding a market for dirt trails and rock crawling. In many cases, it seems to be a dual purpose machine, for work and sport, after modifying it to make it more off road capable.


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