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Volkswagen Group Shuts Down Plants Temporarily In India Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Automobile manufacturers around the world have been shutting down plant operations because of the coronavirus pandemic. Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors, FCA India, Volvo and more manufacturers have already suspended operations in the country till March 31, 2020. Now the Volkswagen Group in India too joins this bandwagon. The announcement comes amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic that gripped the globe and the unprecedented hike in cases have forced authorities to lock down several states in India and impose Section 144 to further curb the spread of the pandemic. Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited said in a statement that the […]
2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire

2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Launched: Price, Variants

Maruti Suzuki launched new Dzire at Rs 5.89 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base manual variant. While the top AMT variant is priced at Rs 8.80 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire has something new to offer both mechanically and cosmetically. The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire is Rs 6,000 to Rs 22,000 pricier than the outgoing model. 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire comes with a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K12C DualJet petrol engine, which is also available with the Baleno. This new engine produces 90hp, which is 7hp more than the previous. The DualJet engine equipped Dzire is […]
Skoda Auto

Skoda Auto Closed Czech Plants Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and in consultation with Volkswagen Group and the KOVO union, SKODA AUTO suspended production at its Czech plants in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí at 22:00 last night, for an initial period of minimum two weeks. The factories are being shut down in an orderly manner in close alignment with the supply chain to ensure a smooth process. As things stand, operations are scheduled to recommence on 6 April. Meanwhile, production of SKODA models has resumed at the Chinese plants. In India and Russia, manufacturing is continuing according to plan. SKODA AUTO CEO, Bernhard Maier, explained the halt in […]

Bentley Suspends Production In Crewe Factory Till April 20

Bentley Motors will suspend production from today at its Crewe, UK, factory headquarters for four weeks.This decision is based on the accelerated rate of infection by coronavirus(COVID-19) and the resulting interruptions in supply chain that will soon be seen, as well as declining demand on some automotive markets. Production will not start again until April 20, 2020. Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, said: “The well-being of our colleagues is our number one priority and although this was a difficult decision to take, and doesn’t change our strategic direction, it was necessary to protect them as best we […]
TVS Apache RTR 180

TVS Apache RTR 180 Gets BS6-Compliant Engine

TVS Motor Company has launched the BS6 TVS Apache RTR 180 at Rs 1.01 Lakh. The BS6 version of Apache RTR 180 is Rs 6704 costlier than the BS4 version. Apache RTR 180 is the last vehicle in the company’s line up to join BS6 era. The motorcycle continues to be powered by a 177.4 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. It now makes 16.5 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 15.5 Nm of peak torque coming in at 7,000 rpm. Apache RTR 180 comes with a oil-cooler and TVS Race Tuned Fuel InjectION (RT-Fi) system. The BS4 motor made 16.3 bhp of […]
Hyundai Venue 1.5-Litre Diesel

Hyundai Venue 1.5-Litre Diesel BS6 Launched

Hyundai Venue has been launched with a new BS6 1.5-litre Diesel engine. Hyundai Venue 1.5-Litre Diesel has been launched at Rs 8.09 Lakh. The Hyundai Venue 1.5-Litre Diesel is Rs 30,000 costlier than the model it replaces. The new Venue 1.5 diesel has also been listed at the company’s official website. Hyundai replaced the old 1.4-litre diesel unit with BS6 ready 1.5-litre U2 CRDi engine. It is the same engine as seen on Kia Seltos, and even the newly launched Creta however, belts out different power figures. The Venue 1.5-litre diesel makes 100hp of power and 240Nm of torque. The […]
Yamaha YZF-R3

Yamaha YZF-R3 To Be Discontinued

The Yamaha YZF-R3 will be bidding farewell to the Indian market at the end of this month. The Yamaha YZF-R3 will be discontinued and will not be upgraded to BS6 norms. Yamaha has already entered the BS6 era and won’t be adding Yamaha YZF-R3 to its collection. A major reason for the motorcycle missing the upgrade is the fact that Yamaha has not updated the R3 internationally to Euro5 norms, and it continues to be Euro4 compliant since the European norms do not require it to be upgraded. Yamaha dealerships have already stopped taking bookings for the motorcycle with only a […]
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is taking action in response to the coronavirus pandemic and will be suspending vehicle production. This applies from 19 March 2020 for an anticipated ten working days.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles To Suspend Production In Germany And Poland

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is taking action in response to the coronavirus pandemic and will be suspending vehicle production. This applies from 19 March 2020 for an anticipated ten working days. The production sites affected are those in Hannover (T6.1, Amarok and eCrafter), Poznań in Poland (Caddy and T6.1) and Września in Poland (Crafter). The reasons for stopping production are the uncertain sales environment for light commercial vehicles, the suppliers’ volatile supply chains and to protect the health of all employees. Thomas Sedran, Chairman of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand’s Board of Management, says: “The coronavirus pandemic is naturally having […]
BMW Group


The BMW Group is embracing the transformation of the automotive industry with great confidence and investing heavily in research and development with a view to shaping the mobility of the future for the benefit of its customers. In the context of the spread of coronavirus, the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Oliver Zipse, pointed out in Munich on Wednesday: “Solidarity and responsible action are called for. In our society it is the duty of the strong to protect the weak. The BMW Group therefore fully supports the measures aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus.” The BMW […]

Rolls-Royce To Suspend Production Due To COVID-19

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today that production at the company’s Goodwood-based manufacturing plant will be suspended from Monday 23 March for two weeks.  In order to further secure the health and welfare of the employees of the company this suspension will be followed by an already-planned two-week Easter maintenance shutdown. The decision to close the plant arises due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus globally, which has affected production and supply of components to automakers. Moreover, the virus is posing a major health risk, given its airborne nature. Thus in order to ensure the safety and health of the workers […]
Euro-Spec Kia Sorento

Euro-Spec Kia Sorento Mid-Size SUV Unveiled

The Euro-Spec Kia Sorento is revealed for the first time yesterday. Powerful, progressive and versatile, the fourth generation of Kia’s flagship SUV is designed and engineered to take on everything life throws at it. Kia has reinvigorated the global SUV lineup by raising standards in the midsize SUV class for space, efficiency and quality. Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe, said, “The Sorento’s evolution over the last 18 years echoes that of the Kia brand as a whole. While the car was initially launched in 2002 as a utilitarian all-terrain vehicle, the fourth-generation Sorento has been transformed […]

Volkswagen T-Roc SUV Launched In India

Volkswagen India has launched the Volkswagen T-Roc SUV in India at an introductry price if ₹ 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom India). The T-Roc is the company’s second SUV model to be launched in India after the AllSpace. Volkswagen has brought both the SUVs in through the CBU route. As with the Tiguan Allspace, the T-Roc is being brought into India under the 2,500 cars import rule.  The Volkswagen T-Roc will delivered from mid-April 2020. According to the company it has already received more than 300 bookings for it. The Volkswagen T-Roc SUV was showcased at Auto Expo 2020 in February. The Volkswagen T-Roc […]