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Honda Activa reaches the one million sales milestone in 5 months.

The Honda Activa has crossed the one million sales milestone, in just five months of this fiscal year 2015-16. The milestone shows the huge demand for the product.

Honda sold 10,01,350 units of the Activa showing a growth in sales of 20 per cent for the manufacturer. The sales of the scooter have grown tremendously this year even despite overall sales growth of the Indian two-wheeler industry being a bit dull.

Honda Activa reaches the one million sales milestone in 5 months

Keita Muramatsu, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) said, “We are excited to have started the festive season on a high note, with Activa creating a hat-trick as the No. 1 selling two-wheeler of India for three consecutive months. From reactivating the scooter segment in India in 2001, Honda’s iconic Activa has slowly started penetration in rural India. Further, with the improvement in rural infrastructure in future we expect that scooter contribution has the potential to go up further.”

The Honda Activa alone contributes to 51 per cent of sales in the scooter segment in India. Last month, HMSI sold 2.17 lakh units of the scooter alone showing the steep demand for the two-wheeler in India. Despite being joined by many new scooters from different manufacturers, the Activa still remains to be the preferred choice for Indian consumers. At present, there are three models of the Activa on sale- the Activa-i, Activa 3G and Activa 125.

Courtesy  : Bikewale

Sep 24, 2015
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Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 launched in all-black paint shade.

Bajaj calls it ‘Fear The Black’ edition, in a throwback to the same edition of the Pulsar 180.
The Pulsar RS 200 has definitely helped Bajaj strike a chord with customers looking for a step up from commuter-class motorcycles, and the company has now launched a new paint scheme for the bike. Dressed in all black, this RS 200 is called the ‘Fear The Black’ edition. It looks a lot more aggressive, and is a throwback to the late 2000s, when the Pulsar 180 was launched in the ‘Fear The Black’ edition.

While the engine and a couple of other mechanical parts carry the same bronze paint, majority of the bike is finished in black, while there are some nice red and grey accents to add character. Of the recently launched RS 200, AS 200 and the AS 150, only the AS models are available in a black paint scheme. With the sportier RS now available in all-black, one could expect the AS models too to get it soon.

The RS 200 gets a single-cylinder 199.5 cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine that churns out 24.2bhp and 1.9kgm of torque, mated to a six-speed gearbox.

The ‘Fear The Black’ edition will be on sale alongside the red and yellow paint shades, at no extra cost.

Couresy : Autocar

Sep 23, 2015
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Maserati Inaugurates First Showroom in India

Italian luxury car maker Maserati opened the doors to it first dealership for India in New Delhi, in collaboration with AMP Supercars
After announcing its plan of re-entering India in synergy with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India (FCAI) earlier this year, Italian Luxury carmaker Maserati has inaugurated its first dealership for India. The new dealership is in partnership with AMP Supercars and is located on Mathura Road. The company claims the facility to be on par to its international outlets and fully in line with Maserati global standards.

Among the cars offered to the India enthusiasts are the brand’s flagship – Quattroporte; its latest E-segment Sedan – the Ghibli; and the sports Coupe and cabriolet GranTurismo and GranCabrio. The India price for Maserati ranges from Rs 1.1 Crore to Rs 2 crore ex-showroom Delhi. The 3S facility combines both sales, aftersales service and parts facilities making the dealership a one stop solution for Maserati owners.

The showroom has an exclusive customer lounge and a Configuration area where customers can select bespoke solution for their cars. The luxury car manufacturer also boasts of an cheap replica watches uk internationally trained sales and service personnel, who would ensure a customer experience worthy of the Maserati name.

Maserai Quattroporte driven in India

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Bojan Jankulovski, Head of Operations for India, said “We are thrilled to begin our journey in India with our first dealership launch in in the capital. AMP Supercars is an established leader in the luxury car industry.  Not only is there a demand for exclusive luxury products in the market; clients also expect world-class standards which we aim to meet with this new facility under the leadership of AMP Supercars.”

Soon, Maserati is looking at cheap rolex replica watches uk opening dealerships in other important metro cities such as Mumbai and Bangalore.

Courtesy : Zigwheels

Sep 23, 2015
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Hero Duet and Maestro Edge scooter launch on September 29th

Hero will launch the new Duet and Maestro Edge scooters on September 29th. Both the scooters will be powered by a new engine and will be loaded with features
Hero MotoCorp is set to expand its scooter portfolio and will launch two new scooter offerings on September 29th. Hero will ride in the new Duet and Maestro Edge scooters for the Indian market. Both he scooters will be important products for Hero as it had seen a number of new scooters but sadly none have been launched till now. With the scooter segment showcasing tremendous growth, Hero will be banking on the new Duet and Maestro Edge to improve its sales figure with the festive season approaching. 

The Hero Maestro Edge has undergone both cosmetic and mechanical changes. The front fascia has been completely redesigned to give it a more rakish and sporty design language. The creases on the mudguard and front fascia look premium.  The instrument cluster is a redesigned part-digital while it features a LED tail lamp unit. Another new addition is the stubby exhaust muffler, alloy wheels and 3D badge on the rear panel. It was expected that Hero will debut the new 125cc motor in the Maestro Edge but that isn’t to be and it will feature a new 110cc scooter. The new motor has been developed by AVL for Hero and the air-cooled unit churns out 8.4PS and 8.3Nm of peak torque while power output is marginally higher than the older Honda unit torque figure is lower.

Fuel efficiency numbers haven’t been announced but expect it to be in the range of 55-60kmpl (claimed figure). Another notable addition is the telescopic front forks which should help the Hero Maestro Edge deliver good ride quality. Braking is done by drum brakes at both the ends while Integrate Braking System will be standard. Talking about features, the Hero Maestro Edge gets tubeless tyres, 12-inch alloy wheels, engine immobilizer and optional mobile charging unit and under seat lamp. The Hero Maestro Edge is expected to carry a sticker price of around Rs 53,000 (ex-showroom). 

As the name suggests the new Hero Duet will be a unisex offering. The styling of the Hero Duet isn’t radical and has been kept sober to appeal to the masses. It does get a part-digital-part-analogue instrument console to help it set apart from its rivals. The Hero Duet will most likely be its new entry-level scooter for the Indian market. It will be loaded with features like external fuel filler, mobile charger and tubeless tyres. Talking about powerplant, it will be powered by the same 111cc motor as seen on the new Maestro Edge. Braking will be done by drum brake at both the ends. The Hero Duet features telescopic front forks as opposed to the trailing link unit as seen on the Honda Activa 3G. The Hero Duet is expected to be priced around Rs 50,000 (ex-showroom). ZigWheels will be present at the launch event and will also be riding both the scooters. Watch this space for updates and review report.

Courtesy : Zigwheels

Sep 23, 2015
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Renault to launch Kwid on Sept 24, 2015.

Renault Kwid will take on the budget hatchback segment; will come in four variants.
The Renault Kwid will hit Indian showrooms on September 24, 2015. Renault's new offering is aimed squarely at rivals such as the Maruti Wagon R, Datsun Go and Maruti Alto. 
The Kwid will come with a 799cc three-cylinder petrol engine that is good for 53.2bhp. It weighs only 660kg thanks to lightweight construction and all-aluminium engine. The Kwid delivers an impressive fuel economy figure of 25.17kpl. It is 3,679mm long, 1,579mm wide, 1,478mm high, and has a wheelbase measuring 2,422mm. It gets a class-leading 180mm of ground clearance which gives it the mini-SUV stance. Boot space is impressive at 300 litres, which will exceed most of its rivals.
The Kwid will be available in four trim levels – Standard, RXE, RXL and RXT. It will come with 13-inch tubeless tyres on all trims along with a standard five-speed manual gearbox. The Kwid will come with around 60 accessories for personalisation.
Top-spec variant of the Kwid will come with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with USB/aux and Bluetooth connectivity.  It will come with a 2-year/50,000km warranty.  Renault is likely to price it in the range of Rs 3-4 lakh (ex-showroom).

Courtesy : Autocar

Sep 23, 2015
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