Top five Premium SUVs between 30 Lakhs – 40 Lakhs Price Range to buy

Telugu super news, january 24,2024: With the growing families opting for spacious and versatile vehicle, India’s love affair with SUVs continues to thrive perhaps becoming a go-to-choice. SUV’S offer a perfect blend of style, comfort, and performance for all kinds of family road trips as well as for daily commute. Here’s the list of  Top five premium SUVs 50 Lakhs that are making waves in the Indian automotive market.

MG Gloster : The MG Gloster stands as a fully-fledged spacious premium SUV, boasting advanced driving assistance technology and seven driving modes to elevate the driver’s experience. With I-smart integration, it presents an array of over 75 connected features equipped with ADAS Level 1. The Gloster, one is enveloped in an ecosystem of unparalleled premium luxury and best-in-class interior space available at starting price 31.99 Lakhs. This includes a 20.32 cm Multi-Information System, premium leather seats, 64 ambient light settings, and LED interior reading lights, providing an immersive in-car experience. Additionally, it prioritizes safety with over 30 standard safety features that adhere to top global certifications, establishing a comprehensive framework that ensures your well-being without any compromises.

Toyota Fortuner : The Toyota Fortuner is an SUV with ruggedness and off-road capabilities, making it the perfect companion for adventurous Indian terrains available at starting price 33.43 lakhs. With a solid build and muscular design , the Fortuner is embedded with safety technology like Active Traction Control and Antilock Braking System, it gives you the confidence to soar over any obstacle and dominate while ensuring durability and reliability. Despite its tough exterior, the Fortuner offers a plush interior, combining toughness with comfort for an all-encompassing driving experience.

Skoda Kodiaq : Skoda Kodiaq is a 7-seater bringing European elegance to the Indian SUV market, featuring a sleek and timeless design that stands out in the crowd SUV available with starting price 38.51 Lakhs. Skoda offers the Kodiaq in three variants: Style, Sportline, and Laurin & Klement. Underneath its stylish exterior, On the safety front, it gets nine airbags (standard), electronic stability control (ESC), 360-degree camera, hill hold and hill descent control and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) delivering a smooth and composed performance, making it a pleasure to drive for both short commutes and long journeys.

Volkswagen Tiguan: After making its mark on international markets, the feature-packed new Volkswagen Tiguan is now available at starting price 35.16 lakhs and is Volkswagen’s flagship SUV in India. It’s built for those with an appetite for more. Its bold design complements those who’re raring to leave their mark on the world. The hallmark of a Volkswagen is its automatic drivetrain, and the Tiguan is no different with its 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic with an all-wheel drive. The Tiguan, just like its compatriots abroad is a frontrunner in safety with its state of the art electronic stability control to manage body roll that compensates for its massive size on Indian roads.

Jeep Meridian : The Jeep Meridian brings the iconic Jeep design philosophy to the 7-seater segment, combining rugged aesthetics with a touch of sophistication available at starting price 33.60 lakhs. It is offered in two trims: Limited Plus and Limited (O). the Meridian carries the iconic seven-slat Jeep grille, and it sits on stylish 18-inch alloy wheels. Depending on the variant, the paint scheme differs. It also sports full-LED headlamps with integrated DRLs, along with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate, and Jeep-specific hardware like frequency dampers and hydraulic rebound stoppers along with Selec-Terrain 4×4 terrain management system. True to the Jeep legacy, the Meridian doesn’t compromise on off-road capabilities, making it a versatile choice for those who crave both adventure and refinement.

As the popularity SUVs in India reaches new heights, these leading models – MG Gloster, Toyota Fortuner, Skoda Kodiaq, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Jeep Meridian – cater to a wide range of preferences. They guarantee an ideal SUV choice for every Indian family in search of a harmonious blend of comfort, style, and stellar performance on the bustling roads.

Blue Energy Motors announces a significant milestone on the Journey of Decarbonizing the Commercial Vehicle Industry in India

Telugu super news,National, January 24, 2024: Blue Energy Motors, a pioneer in green truck manufacturing, celebrates the International Day of Clean Energy on January 26, coinciding with India’s Republic Day, by highlighting a significant milestone as its fleet of trucks has successfully prevented over 2500 tonnes of CO2 emissions since its inception. This amounts to approximate 30% reduction of emissions from the air, an accomplishment that symbolizes a tangible contribution towards a cleaner environment, reduced carbon footprint, and a sustainable future.  

In India, the logistics sector is the third most CO2 emitting sector, with about 14% share of emissions. Within logistics, heavy trucking contributes to 45% of total CO2 emissions. To address this challenge, zero-emission trucks (LNG or battery-operated) have the potential to cut down at least 2.8-3.8 gigatons of COemissions between present to 2050. Aligned with this idea, Blue Energy Motors’ commitment to decarbonisation has created a significant impact, equivalent to the positive environmental impact of CO2 absorption by 100,000 trees in one year. 

Commenting on this development, Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO of Blue Energy Motors said, Surpassing 2500 tons of CO2 emission reduction by our LNG truck fleet is a milestone that underscores our commitment to decarbonizing the industry and contributing to India’s sustainability targets. This Republic Day, as we embrace the International Day of Clean Energy, our journey symbolizes a green transition, marking a momentous step towards a cleaner, greener future for our nation and the planet. We take this as an opportunity to collectively work towards achieving the goal of sustainability for our environment. By leveraging alternate fuel technologies, we aim to set a transformative example for the industry by preventing emission of over 1mn tons of CO2 in next 5 years, extending our commitment beyond numbers to foster environmental responsibility. As we celebrate this milestone, let it be a call to action for stakeholders this Republic Day to unite in action for a better future.”

The emission reduction statistics of LNG trucks highlight their environmental impact, with a notable 30% decrease in CO2 emissions compared to diesel counterparts. Additionally, these trucks contribute to a cleaner atmosphere by reducing noise pollution by up to 30%, Carbon Monoxide by up to 70%, Sulphur Oxide by up to 100%, Nitrogen Oxide by up to 59%, and Particulate Matter by up to 98%. A single LNG truck, covering an average distance of 80,000 km in a year, can significantly cut down emissions, showcasing the tangible benefits of this green transportation solution.

Shifting to green trucks can cut down CO2 emissions, lessening the adverse impact of commercial vehicles on our environment. While in 2023 greenhouse gas emission rates emitted for every unit increase of gross domestic product (GDP) has  dropped by 33% in 14 years due to the use of renewable energy and reforestation, adopting green trucking will further help reduce these emissions from logistics and transportation industry. As Blue Energy Motors continues its journey, its efforts in reducing atmospheric CO2 stand as a beacon of sustainable practices in the transportation sector. These endeavours promise a new era of eco-conscious logistics, proving that green technology and commercial success can go hand in hand.

భారత్ బెంజ్ సేల్స్, సర్వీస్ నెట్‌వర్క్‌లో తన నాణ్యత ప్రమాణాలను మెరుగుపరిచిన డిఐసివి

తెలుగు సూపర్ న్యూస్,చెన్నై,డిసెంబర్ 6,2023: డైమ్లర్ ట్రక్ ఏజీ (“Daimler Truck”) పూర్తి-యాజమాన్య అనుబంధ సంస్థ, డైమ్లెర్ ఇండియా కమర్షియల్ వెహికల్స్ ప్రై.లి. లిమిటెడ్ (DICV), తన భారత్‌బెంజ్ విక్రయాలు,సేవా నెట్‌వర్క్‌లో సాంకేతిక సిబ్బంది సామర్థ్యాన్ని, పోటీతత్వాన్ని పెంచేందుకు తన కార్యాచరణ ప్రణాళికను ప్రకటించింది.

డీలర్ భాగస్వాములైన ధింగ్రా ట్రక్కింగ్,ఆటోబాన్ ట్రకింగ్‌ల సహకారంతో, డిఐసివి
(DICV) మరో రెండు భారత్‌ బెంజ్ ప్రాంతీయ శిక్షణా కేంద్రాలను (RTC) ఒకటి ధరుహేరా
(హర్యానా)లో,మరొకటి పుణె (మహారాష్ట్ర)లో ప్రారంభించింది. ఇప్పటికే చెన్నై, ఓడిశాలో
ఉన్న రెండు ప్రాంతీయ శిక్షణ కేంద్రాల ద్వారా ఏడాదికి భారత్‌ బెంజ్ నెట్‌వర్క్‌లోని 3500
మందికి పైగా డ్రైవర్లకు, సేల్స్ , సర్వీస్ సిబ్బందికి నైపుణ్యం, కౌశల్యాన్ని వృద్ధి
చేసుంకునేందుకు అనుగుణంగా ఏర్పాటు చేశారు. ఈ కేంద్రాలు సమగ్ర ఉత్పత్తి పరిజ్ఞానం,
అధునాతన ఉత్పత్తి, కస్టమర్ సర్వీసింగ్ నైపుణ్యాలు, తదితర ఉపయుక్త సర్వీసింగ్ నైపుణ్యాలు,
అవసరమైన సాధనాలను అందించేందుకు అందుబాటులోకి తీసుకువచ్చారు.

డైమ్లర్ ఇండియా కమర్షియల్ వెహికల్స్ డొమెస్టిక్ సేల్స్, కస్టమర్ సర్వీస్ ప్రెసిడెంట్,చీఫ్
బిజినెస్ ఆఫీసర్ శ్రీరామ్ వెంకటేశ్వరన్ మాట్లాడుతూ, ‘‘భారత్ బెంజ్ ప్రాంతీయ శిక్షణా కేంద్రాలు
మా అధీకృత డీలర్‌షిప్‌లు, సర్వీస్ సెంటర్‌లకు దగ్గరగా ఉన్న ప్రాంతాలలో ఏర్పాటు చేశాము.
గత నాలుగేళ్లుగా మేము సుమారు 15,000 మంది భారత్ బెంజ్ సాంకేతిక నిపుణులు, సేల్స్

డ్రైవర్‌లకు శిక్షణ ఇచ్చాము. శ్రేష్ఠతను సాధించడం అనేది నిరంతర, స్థిరమైన ప్రక్రియ అని మేము విశ్వసిస్తున్నాము. భారత్ బెంజ్ బ్రాండ్ ప్రారంభించినప్పటి నుంచి దీన్ని గమనిస్తూనే వస్తున్నాము. నాణ్యత ప్రమాణాలను చేరుకుంటూనే మేము ఈ స్థాయిని నిలకడగా వృద్ధి చేసుకునేందుకు ప్రయత్నిస్తున్నాము. రానున్న ఏడాదులలో భారత్‌బెంజ్ కొత్త పుంతలు తొక్కుతూ
అభివృద్ధి చెందుతున్న నేపథ్యంలో సిబ్బంది మరింత సామర్థ్యం, కౌశల్యంతో సేవలు అందించేందుకు అవకాశం ఉంటుంది’’ అని వివరించారు.

ధారుహేరాలోని ప్రాంతీయ శిక్షణ కేంద్రం (RTC), ధింగ్రా ట్రక్కింగ్ భాగస్వామ్యంతో 6,600
చ.అడుగుల విస్తీర్ణంలో విస్తరించి ఉంది. పుణెలోని ఆటోబాన్ ట్రక్కింగ్-ఆధారిత కేంద్రం 7,800 చ.
అడుగుల విస్తీర్ణంలో ఉంది. ఈ రెండు కేంద్రాలు ఏకకాలంలో 60 మంది ట్రైనీలకు వసతితో కూడిన
శిక్షణ అందిస్తుండగా, ఇందులో ఇద్దరు ప్రత్యేక తర్ఫీదుదారులు ఉన్నారు. సగటున రెండు BS6
వాహనాలు, 10 ట్రక్కులు,బస్సులకు కావలసిన 500+ పరికరాలు అందుబాటులో
ఉన్నాయి. ఈ సెటప్ డిఐసివి (DICV) వాహనాలు,వాటి భాగాలను అందించే హామీతో,
అత్యున్నత స్థాయి సాంకేతిక శిక్షణను సరళం చేస్తుంది.

ఈ సిబ్బంది నైపుణ్యాలు, సామర్థ్యాలను మరింత మెరుగుపరచేందుకు డిఐసివి (DICV) తమ వారి
సిబ్బంది నైపుణ్యాన్ని రియల్ టైమ్‌లో పరీక్షించేందుకు భారత్‌బెంజ్ జాతీయ నైపుణ్యాల పోటీని
నిర్వహిస్తుంది. భారత్ బెంజ్ నేషనల్ స్కిల్స్ కాంటెస్ట్ ద్వారా వినియోగదారుని అనుభవాన్ని
మెరుగుపరచేందుకు డీలర్‌షిప్ సేల్స్, సర్వీస్ టీమ్‌ల జ్ఞానం, మైండ్‌సెట్, నైపుణ్యాలు,
సాధనాలను అంచనా వేయడం.మెరుగుపరచడంపై దృష్టి పెడుతుంది. పోటీ ప్రభావం
డిఐసివి (DICV) ‘భారత్‌ బెంజ్ రక్షణ’ వంటి కార్యక్రమాలను మరింత బలోపేతం చేస్తుంది. ఇది
సాధ్యమైనంత తక్కువ సమయంలో త్వరిత సేవలను అందించేలా రూపొందించారు. భారత్‌ బెంజ్

ట్రక్కులు ఏ సమయంలోనైనా తిరిగి రోడ్డుపైకి వచ్చేలా చేయడం ద్వారా వినియోగదారుల వ్యాపార
వృద్ధి,లాభదాయకతపై సానుకూల ప్రభావం చూపుతుంది. భారత్‌ బెంజ్ నేషనల్ స్కిల్ కాంటెస్ట్ 2023, 750+ సేల్స్ ఎగ్జిక్యూటివ్‌లు,2650+సర్వీస్ ఎగ్జిక్యూటివ్‌లతో సహా 3400+ అభ్యర్థుల నుంచి విశేషమైన 99% భాగస్వామ్య రేటును సాధించి పరిశ్రమలో కొత్త కొలమానాలను నెలకొల్పింది.

దీనిపై శ్రీరామ్ వెంకటేశ్వరన్ మరింత వివరిస్తూ, “మేము ప్రాంతీయ శిక్షణా కేంద్రాలలో మా
సిబ్బందికి శిక్షణ ఇస్తూనే, మా భారత్‌ బెంజ్ జాతీయ నైపుణ్య పోటీని మేము మా ప్రాంగణంలో
నిర్వహిస్తాము. కఠిన పరిస్థితులలో మెరుగైన సేవలు అందించేందుకు, మా సిబ్బందికి వారు చేసే
పనిలో అద్భుతమైన శిక్షణనిచ్చాము.

నేషనల్ స్కిల్స్ కాంటెస్ట్ 2023 అద్భుతమైన భాగస్వామ్యాన్ని సాధించింది. క్రాస్-లెర్నింగ్ మరియు ఇన్నోవేషన్ ప్రాముఖ్యతను బలోపేతం చేసింది. ఇది మా ఇ-లెర్నింగ్ మాడ్యూల్స్‌తో సహా మా డిజిటలైజేషన్ చొరవ, సిమ్యులేటెడ్ డ్రైవర్ ట్రైనర్ (SDT)ని భర్తీ చేస్తుంది. ఇవి భద్రత సామర్థ్యాన్ని ప్రోత్సహిస్తూ భారతదేశంలో ట్రక్, బస్ డ్రైవింగ్, టెక్నిక్‌లను ఆధునీకరించే లక్ష్యంతో ఉన్నాయి’’ అని వివరించారు.

భారత్‌ బెంజ్ తన భారతీయ వినియోగదారులకు రక్షణ, భారత్‌ బెంజ్ ఎక్ఛేంజ్,భారత్‌
బెంజ్ సర్టిఫైడ్ వంటి కార్యక్రమాల ద్వారా అసాధారణమైన సేవలను అందిస్తుంది. రక్షణ
కార్యక్రమం అనేది మా అధీకృత సేవా కేంద్రాలలో 48 గంటలలోపు సర్వీస్, రిపేర్ పనులను పూర్తి
చేయడాన్ని లక్ష్యంగా పెట్టుకున్న అప్‌టైమ్ హామీ కార్యక్రమం. ప్రధాన రహదారుల వెంట
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భారతదేశం వ్యాప్తంగా అంతటా 330+ అవుట్‌లెట్‌లతో, భారత్‌ బెంజ్ విస్తృతమైన
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DICV Steps Up its Game on Excellence across its BharatBenz Sales and Service Network

Telugu super news,Chennai,December 6th,2023:Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG (“Daimler Truck”), announced its plan of action to step up the capability and competence of its technical personnel across its BharatBenz sales and service network.

In collaboration with its dealer partners Dhingra Trucking and Autobahn Trucking, DICV has inaugurated two more BharatBenz Regional Training Centers (RTC), one in Dharuhera (Haryana) and another in Pune (Maharashtra), which add to the two RTCs already established in Chennai and Odisha. BharatBenz Regional Training Centers are established to upskill and reskill the capability and competence of over 3500 drivers and, sales and service personnel across the BharatBenz network, year on year. These centers are equipped to provide comprehensive product knowledge, advanced product and customer servicing skills and many such essential tools.

Mr. Sreeram Venkateswaran, President & Chief Business Officer, Domestic Sales & Customer Service, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said, “BharatBenz Regional Training Centers are inaugurated in locations that are closer to our authorized dealerships and service centres. Over the past four years, we have trained around 15,000 BharatBenz technicians, sales staff and drivers. Achieving excellence is a continuous and consistent process, which we believe in and have been observing since inception of brand BharatBenz. We will strive to consistently take this level of excellence up by making our personnel more capable and more competent as BharatBenz goes on to break new ground in the coming years.”

The RTC in Dharuhera, in partnership with Dhingra Trucking is spread across 6,600 sq. ft. and the Autobahn Trucking-backed center in Pune covers 7,800 sq. ft. Both facilities accommodate 60 trainees simultaneously, featuring dedicated trainers, 500+ tools, and two BS6 vehicles with 10 truck and bus aggregates. This setup ensures a thorough grasp of DICV vehicles and their components, facilitating top-notch technical training.

To further hone the skills and competence of these personnel, DICV conducts a BharatBenz National Skills Contest to test the excellence of their personnel, real time. The BharatBenz National Skills Contest focuses on assessing and enhancing the knowledge, mindset, skills, and tools of dealership sales and service teams to enhance customer experience. The contest’s impact will further strengthen DICV’s initiatives like ‘BharatBenz Rakshana’, which is modelled to offer quick service in the least possible time, ensuring BharatBenz trucks are back on the road in no time thereby having a positive impact on customers’ business growth and profitability.

The BharatBenz National Skill Contest 2023, witnessed a remarkable 99% participation rate from 3400+ participants, including 750+ sales executives and 2650+ service executives, setting new benchmarks in the industry.

Mr. Sreeram Venkateswaran further commented that “While we train our personnel in the Regional Training Centers, our BharatBenz National Skills Contest is conducted by us, in our premises, to polish off the rough edges and train our personnel to be excellent in what they do. The National Skills Contest 2023 witnessed impressive participation, reinforced the significance of cross-learning and innovation. This complements our digitalization initiative, Simulated Driver Trainer (SDT), including our e-learning modules which are aimed at modernizing truck and bus driving techniques in India while promoting safety and efficiency.”

BharatBenz provides exceptional service to its Indian customers through initiatives such as Rakshana, BharatBenz Exchange and BharatBenz Certified. The Rakshana program is an uptime assurance initiative that aims at completing service and repair jobs at our authorized service centres within 48 hours. Its conveniently located dealerships and service stations along major highways ensure accessibility for all customers. BharatBenz Exchange is a program that offers customers a new BharatBenz truck in exchange for a used truck of any other brand. BharatBenz Certified refurbishes and retails pre-owned BharatBenz trucks that can serve customers beyond the normal lifecycle of a commercial vehicle.

With over 330+ outlets across India, BharatBenz’s extensive network covers key national highways, including the Golden Quadrilateral, ensuring assistance within 2 hours for customers on these routes.

Ather energy sold 10,056 units in October’23, registering a 30% month-on-month growth

Telugu super news,National, 1st November, 2023:Ather energy, the renowned electric vehicle manufacturer sold 10,056 units in October’23, representing a 30% month-on-month growth. Ather, is making significant strides in expanding its reach and accessibility. Ather is set to revolutionize the electric scooter market with an impressive network of 166 Experience Centres spanning across 100 cities. Among its exciting offerings is the Ather 450S, hailed as one of India’s quickest and smartest scooters, available alongside the Ather 450X. These Experience Centres offer potential buyers the unique opportunity to test ride any Ather vehicle, helping them determine the ideal fit for their needs before making a purchase. Ather’s customer-centric approach and innovative products continue to propel it to the forefront of the EV industry.

Ather Energy has received approval from the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) for its recently developed indigenous charging connector. It is called the Light Electric Combined Charging System (LECCS) and can be used by two-, three-, and four-wheelers. Globally, this is the first-ever combined AC and DC charger, that has been developed in India. With the introduction of the LECCS, the eco-system could benefit from a large-scale adoption of electric vehicles. Additionally, independent charging operators, too, could benefit from this and more fast and slow charging stations could be made present across the country.

Commenting on this occasion, Ravneet Singh Phokela, Chief Business Officer, says,

“On the back of an enhanced product portfolio, we had a strong start to the festive season. We delivered 10,056 scooters to our customers, registering ~30% month-on-month growth. With Diwali just around the corner, we expect this positive momentum to continue. We continue to make strides in the charging infrastructure. Ather’s charging connector has been approved by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the nation’s first indigenously developed standard for light electric vehicles in strong step towards making India a global leader in LEVs. We also ventured into our first international market. We are all set to open our first Experience Centre in Nepal on November 5th. Ather has also reached another significant milestone in the domestic market with the launch in Jammu, further expanding our retail presence in India to a total of 150 Experience Centres.

Ather Energy announced plans for global expansion, to enter Nepal market in NovemberAther’s retail expansion to a market outside India, comes on the back of its runaway success in the domestic market, where its 450 Series is the undisputed leader in the premium two-wheeler electric vehicle (EV) segment with a 75% market share.  The plans to export the Ather 450X also comes at a time when Nepal is shifting towards more clean mobility options. A relatively smaller market than its larger neighbours like India and China, Nepal however presents a very promising proposition for companies like Ather to understand new markets in terms of product performance and acceptability.

Also, Ather Energy has partnered with top banks and NBFCs like IDFC First, Bajaj Finance, and Hero FinCorp to enhance accessibility to EVs. By offering flexible loan tenures of up to five years, the monthly EMIs for Ather electric scooters have become as low as Rs 2,999. This forward-thinking initiative aligns with the Indian government’s goal of achieving 30% electric vehicle penetration by 2030, making sustainable mobility a reality nationwide.

Top 5 Diesel SUVs in the 15 Lakh – 20 Lakh Price Range to watch out for this Festive Season

Telugu super news,November 1, 2023:In the realm of SUVs, the price bracket spanning from 15 lakhs to 20 lakhs provides an appealing crossover of performance, features, and value for discerning buyers. Renowned for their fuel efficiency and robust performance, diesel SUVs have maintained their popularity in India. Let’s delve into the 5 best options available in diesel SUV within this price range, each possessing distinct characteristics that elevate them to prominence.

1.     Mahindra XUV700 MX Diesel

Mahindra’s XUV700 MX Diesel starting Price at ₹14.47 lakh has taken the Indian SUV market by storm. It offers a feature-rich cabin, powerful diesel engine options, and a stylish design. The 2.2-litre MX turbocharged diesel engine provides a strong punch with 152 bhp of power, making it one of the most powerful options in this segment.

2.     Tata Harrier

Tata’s Harrier starting at is known for its robust build quality and striking design. Tata Harrier’s starting price at 15.49 lakh and it is equipped with a 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine producing 168 bhp, it offers a spirited driving experience. The Harrier also features an updated cabin with premium materials and a large infotainment screen.

3.     MG Hector

The most feature loaded SUV – MG Hector’s diesel variant starts at Rs 17.98 lakh is a well-rounded SUV that impresses with its size. MG Hector Diesel with its power performance 2.0L turbocharged engine offers 350 @1750-2500 Torque. The Hector comes with India’s largest 35.56 cm (14-inch) HD Portrait infotainment system, first-in-segment Digital Bluetooth® key with key-sharing function, introduces Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) among 11 ADAS features, offers Intelligent Auto Turn Indicators, best-in-industry i-SMART technology with over 75 connected car features, best priced* high SUV in India with Panoramic sunroof.

4.      Alcazar

Hyundai Alcazar Prestige 7 STR 1.5 Diesel is the diesel variant in the Hyundai Alcazar lineup and is priced at Rs. 17.73 Lakh. It gives a mileage of 20.4 kmpl. Hyundai Alcazar Prestige 7 STR 1.5 Diesel is available in Manual transmission and offered in 3 colours: Starry Night, Titan Grey and Typhoon Silver.

5.     Jeep Compass

Enjoy Unbelievable Performance and Unbeatable thrill with the Jeep Compass. Jeep Compass Sport 2.0 is the diesel variant in the Jeep Compass lineup and is priced at Rs. 20.49 Lakh. Jeep Compass Sport 2.0 Diesel is available in Manual transmission and offered in 5 colours: Brilliant Black, Techno Metallic Green, Galaxy Blue, Grigio Magnesio Grey and Exotica Red.

In this fiercely competitive segment, each of these diesel SUVs possesses its unique strengths, be it commanding power, an impressive feature set, or exceptional value for money. The ultimate selection hinges on your personal preferences, whether you prioritize performance, brand prestige, or specific amenities. To make an informed choice within the 15 to 20 lakh price range, a test drive of these SUVs is strongly recommended.

Xceed. Charge Ahead. The first fully electric BMW iX1.

First car in the Indian luxury segment to offer ‘Power of Choice’ for drivetrains – petrol, diesel and now electric.

Combining the best of both worlds – All-wheel ‘xDrive’ and sustainability of ‘i’.

Modern, instantly striking design with huge SAV proportions.

Superbly luxurious interior with high degree of comfort and space.

Segment first: Adaptive LED Headlights, Active Seats, Adaptive M Suspension.

Cutting-edge digital personality: BMW Curved Display with ConnectedDrive, Comfort Access with Digital Key Plus and My BMW App with Remote Access.

5th generation BMW eDrive Technology: Zero emissions, higher efficiency, impressive range of up to 440 kms and fast charging time.

Instant acceleration of 0-100 kms / hr in 5.6 sec producing 313 hp.

#BMWiX1 #Xceed #ChargeAhead #Electrifying #SheerDrivingPleasure

The first fully electric BMW iX1 has been launched in India today. With this, the most successful BMW luxury sports activity vehicle – the X1 – becomes the first in its segment to offer a new electric avatar in addition to the petrol and diesel drivetrains. Available as a completely built-up unit, the first fully electric BMW iX1 can be exclusively booked online at Deliveries start from October onwards.

Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “As pioneers in sustainable mobility, BMW Group India’s electric offensive started ahead of time. The foundation of our success and leadership in the luxury electric car market is built on a powerful product strategy complimented by the most diverse electric portfolio in the segment. The latest in this series is the electrification of the highly successful BMW X1, which also makes it the first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) in its segment to offer unmatched ‘Power of Choice’ for all customers preferences – petrol, diesel and electric! The fact that every BMW electric car comes with a complimentary wallbox charger and that we have opened up 24×7 access to our best fast charging network in 35 cities for customers of other brands as well is a step to accelerate electric adoption in the market. We will continue to boost the ramp-up of electric mobility by carefully expanding our range with well-thought-out and innovative products like the first fully electric BMW iX1.”

Mr. Pawah added, “The first fully electric BMW iX1 is a game-changer for its segment. Inspired by confidence and determination, the iX1 fulfills the expectations of a SAV in a purely electric way, bringing together instantly accessible driving pleasure and modern versatility with zero emissions. The latest BMW eDrive technology, sharp design, across-the-board sustainability and cutting-edge digitalisation shape the iX1’s winning personality and electrify every adventure that awaits you. The iX1 is a natural match for emerging pioneers who like to stay ahead of the curve and break all paradigms to charge ahead and exceed in their choices.”

The ex-showroom price of the first-ever BMW iX1 xDrive30 M Sport is INR 66,90,000.

Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Ex-showroom prices inclusive of GST (incl. compensation cess) as applicable but exclude Road Tax, Tax Collected at Source (TCS), RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax cess levies and insurance. Price / options are subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact an authorised BMW dealer.

BMW iX1 is available in Alpine White non-metallic paint and Space Silver, Black Sapphire and Storm Bay metallic paintworks. The choice of upholstery includes Veganza Perforated Mocha and Veganza Perforated Oyster.

With its robust appearance and functional versatility, the first fully electric BMW iX1 embodies an authentic experience of freedom in day-to-day driving and long journeys. The interior’s progressive design and sophisticated ambience, and the broad selection of standard equipment, serve to underline its luxurious character. Multiple innovations in the field of digitalisation for optimising driving pleasure, comfort and safety take the spotlight. The sustainability quotient is attributed not just to the electric drivetrain, but also the increased use of green energy, both for production and in the supply chain, and the greater quantities of secondary raw materials.

The first fully electric BMW iX1 comes with standard two-year warranty for unlimited kilometres. Repair Inclusive can extend warranty benefits from third year of operation to maximum fifth year without any mileage limitation. The batteries are covered by a warranty valid for eight years or up to 160,000 kilometres.

BMW India Financial Services is offering a complete package for loan, insurance and vehicle services especially designed for the first fully electric BMW iX1. 100% financing of accessories is also offered. The insurance delivers maximum protection with additional options such as zero depreciation, battery cover and return to invoice. Complimentary 5-year Road-Side Assistance provides complete peace of mind while on the move with facilities like portable roadside charging. Customers will also enjoy attractive offers to trade-in / upgrade to a new BMW.

The first fully electric BMW iX1.

The first fully electric BMW iX1 debuts with a powerful and expressive design perfectly capturing the combination of big, sporty ‘X’ proportions with its progressive ‘i’ electric identity. The modern design, surface lines and classy exterior highlight the SAV character. The upright front is striking thanks to a large, almost square BMW kidney grille with distinct ‘i’ identification and segment first Adaptive LED headlights that extend well into the sides. The side sketch is equally dynamic with crisply sculpted surfaces generating an expressive interplay of light and shadow. The long, stretched roofline flows into a spoiler extending a long way out to the rear. Square wheel arch contours, flat roof rails and 18-inch M light alloy wheels enhance this look. At the rear, sculptural surfaces and horizontal lines exude power and solidity with a narrow rear window, a large-surface diffuser and L-shaped LED lights.

The interior is a stark reflection of progressive, digital luxury. The first element to catch attention is the digital BMW Curved Display which is harmoniously unified into the cockpit. The typical BMW driver-orientation, clear reduced design along with an interplay of eye-catching graphics, modern colours and futuristic textures create an immersive visual appearance. The clean and structured dashboard with ‘Aluminium Mesheffect’ trim comes together beautifully with the Luxury Instrument Panel and M Anthracite headliner to elevate the aesthetics. M Sport leather steering wheel and the blue ring finisher logo incite sportiness from the start. The premium feel is enhanced by decorative strips including ambient lighting in the instrument panel and front doors as well as pearl chrome touches on door handles. The seemingly floating armrest with storage also integrates the control cluster. Harman Kardon HiFi Surround Sound system with 12 loudspeakers offers magnificent sound quality, even at low volume.

The iX1 offers a high degree of individual comfort with Active Seats for both driver and front passenger which is unique in the segment. These have lumbar support with multiple massage programs that have variable intensities and speeds that help in reducing stress over long distances.

Ambient Lighting with six dimmable light designs creates an atmosphere for every mood while Automatic 2 zone A/C maintains the perfect temperature. Adding to the sense of space is a large glass sunroof. The big 490 litre luggage compartment can be enlarged to 1,495 litres. Comfort access contactless operation of the boot lid provides greater flexibility for loading / unloading.

Fifth generation BMW eDrive technology features a highly integrated drive unit within a single housing. It is powered by an electric motor each on front and rear axle, single-speed transmission and power electronics. The iX1 instantly accelerates from 0 to 100 kms / hr in 5.6 sec with a top speed of 180 kms / hr. It produces an output of 313 hp and a maximum torque of 494 Nm.

The compact high-voltage lithium-ion battery integrated in the floor has a gross capacity of 66.4 kWh and electric power consumption of 18.1 – 16.8 kWh / 100 kms providing an attractive range of 417 – 440 kms (WLTP). The drive system also uses adaptive recuperation to recover kinetic energy and feed it into the high-voltage battery resulting in even higher efficiency.

The car ensures fast and hassle-free charging. Charging time is:

130 kW DC Charger: 10%-80% in 29 min (120 kms added range in 10 min)

11 kW AC Charger: 0%-100% in about 6.3 hrs

The BMW iX1 comes with a complimentary BMW Wallbox charger with installation which enables safe and convenient charging up to 11kW. BMW Group India has one of the best charging networks in luxury segment with fast chargers at BMW dealer network in 35 cities. BMW dealer network across India welcomes owners of electric vehicles of all brands for fast and convenient charging at nominal rates.

BMW xDrive, an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, monitors the driving situation constantly and is quick to respond. Electronically controlled ‘Automatic Differential Brakes/Locks’ (ADB-X), extended ‘Dynamic Traction Control’ (DTC), Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control help to conquer every terrain. Combined with a low center of gravity, it ensures supreme traction and directional stability. Adaptive M Suspension enables extremely comfortable ride by absorbing all minor bumps on the road and offering sporty damper characteristics for dynamic driving.

BMW ConnectedDrive technologies turn the car into an interconnected digital device. It includes BMW ID, MyBMW App, Digital Key Plus, Intelligent Emergency Call, Real-time Traffic Information, Remote Services.

BMW Live Cockpit Plus includes the BMW Curved Display with a 10.25-inch digital information display behind the steering wheel and a 10.7-inch Control Display. The latest BMW iDrive with Operating System 8.5 offers all possibilities for interaction with the car. Occupants can operate numerous car functions simply by speaking to their BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. Wireless smartphone integration provides access to numerous functions / apps. Regular Remote Software Upgrades ensure that the car is always up to date. The vertical smartphone holder is integrated into the centre console and provides inductive Wireless Charging and an NFC interface. Updated Navigation is now with real-time traffic information.

My BMW App functions remotely to keep an eye on the current vehicle status at all times. BMW Digital Key Plus with Comfort Access sets a new convenience standard by turning the smartphone and smartwatch into a vehicle key, in addition to the NFC cards provided. It enables customers to automatically open, close and start the vehicle. A stylish welcome scenario commences with orchestrated lighting effect including a light carpet. Customers can share the digital key with up to 5 users.

The driver enjoys effective assistance in parking maneuvers that increase comfort and safety. Standard functions include Active Park Distance Control with sensors at front and rear, Rear View Camera, Parking Assistant, Reversing Assistant and Attentiveness Assistant. Reversing Assistant remembers the last 50 meters covered and automatically reverses the car along exactly the same route. Attentiveness Assistant monitors potential hazards, supporting drivers to react in time.

BMW Safety technologies includes extensive Driver Assistance Systems with Lane Departure Warning, Cruise Control with Braking Function, Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Protection. Other standard safety features are six airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), electric parking brake with auto hold, side-impact protection, electronic vehicle immobilizer and crash sensors, Tubeless Tyres with Tyre Pressure Indicator, ISOFIX child seat mounting, integrated tyre repair kit and acoustic protection for pedestrians.

BMW Efficient Dynamics includes features such as Auto Start-Stop, ECO PRO mode, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering, Driving Experience Control switch and My Modes in Driving Experience Control.

In line with BMW Group’s objectives to become carbon neutral by 2030, the BMW iX1 sets a fine example of sustainability. BMW principle of Circular Economy – ‘RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE’ reduces primary raw materials and increases secondary materials. Reduction of CO2 footprint is achieved throughout the value chain and all stages of lifecycle with comprehensive use of natural / recyclable materials and production with 100% green electricity. The car has up to 70% secondary aluminium in castings and 20% recycled material in plastic parts. To protect environmental and sustainability standards, BMW Group directly sources Cobalt and Lithium for suppliers. Innovative electric motor avoids rare earth metals completely. As a policy, the BMW Group does not use any raw materials extracted from deep-sea mining. 

Ather energy sold 7858 units in July’23, registering a 229% year-on-year growth

Telugu super news,National, 2nd August, 2023– Ather energy, the renowned electric vehicle manufacturer sold 7858 units in July’23, representing a 229% year-on-year growth. Ather, is making significant strides in expanding its reach and accessibility. With an impressive network of 141 Experience Centres spanning across 98 cities, Ather is set to revolutionize the electric scooter market. Among its exciting offerings is the Ather 450X Pro, hailed as one of India’s quickest and smartest scooters, available alongside the Ather 450X. These Experience Centres offer potential buyers the unique opportunity to test ride any Ather vehicle, helping them determine the ideal fit for their needs before making a purchase. Ather’s customer-centric approach and innovative products continue to propel it to the forefront of the EV industry.

Commenting on this occasion, Ravneet Singh Phokela, Chief Business Officer, says, 

“In July ’23, we delivered 7858 units to our customers. Post the FAME II subsidy revision in June, the EV industry saw a dip, but we already see it bouncing back. With the festive season on the anvil, the volumes are expected to grow faster. In line with this growth, we are seeing our volumes also growing and we are now gearing up for the festive season. In July, Ather registered 21% growth in sales and increased its market share from 10% to 12% compared to the previous month. We have begun taking pre-booking of our upcoming scooter – the 450S which is due for launch on August 11th. The 450S is going to take the 125cc performance scooter segment head-on with its performance and best-in-class features.”

Also, Ather Energy and BPCL have joined forces to revolutionize India’s electric vehicle (EV) landscape. This strategic partnership enables Ather to tap into BPCL’s vast network of 21,000 petrol stations, supplementing its existing 1,400 chargers in 100 cities. The collaboration seeks to introduce the fast-charging Grid, bolstering Ather’s charging infrastructure and expanding its reach to a larger user base of electric scooters. Under this alliance, BPCL will provide the necessary land and infrastructure for the charging stations, while Ather will supply the charging equipment and services. Initially launching in Bengaluru, the charging network will gradually extend to other cities in the coming months, promoting the adoption of eco-friendly transportation options.

In tandem with this, Ather Energy has partnered with top banks and NBFCs like IDFC First, Bajaj Finance, and Hero FinCorp to enhance accessibility to EVs. By offering flexible loan tenures of up to five years, the monthly EMIs for Ather electric scooters have become as low as Rs 2,999. This forward-thinking initiative aligns with the Indian government’s goal of achieving 30% electric vehicle penetration by 2030, making sustainable mobility a reality nationwide.

Maruti Suzuki Driving School trains 2 million learners

Telugu super news,New Delhi, 27th July 2023: Maruti Suzuki has announced that its driving training school – Maruti Suzuki Driving School (MSDS) has successfully achieved the milestone of enrolling 2 million learners* under its driving training programme. MSDS commenced operations in the year 2005, with the objective of offering world-class driving curriculums for its learners, which include novice learners, as well as those who wish to brush up on their driving skills. Since then, MSDS has expanded its operations to cover the length and breadth of the country, from Leh in the North to Trivandrum in the South, Bhuj in the West to Tinsukia in the East. Today, there are 520+ Maruti Suzuki driving schools spread across 250+ cities in India. 

Commenting on the milestone moment, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Education is one of the key pillars of road safety and Maruti Suzuki Driving School (MSDS) was conceived with an aim to provide professional driving training. While it took us 13 years to reach the milestone of 1 million learner trainings, the next 1 million was achieved in just 5 years. This is a testament to our commitment to make Indian roads safer as an increasing number of vehicles are taking to the roads in recent times. We believe driving is a life skill, and with MSDS our aim is to keep expanding the network and train over 4 million people with quality driving skills by 2030.”

Driving training courses offered by MSDS feature advanced training methodology that includes state-of-the-art driving simulators along with practical and theoretical courses. The courses available are – Learner Standard Track Course, Learner Extended Track Course, Learner Detailed Track Course, Advance Course and Corporate Course. These courses are available in 9 languages including English & Hindi. The skilled trainers provide the trainees with training sessions on-road behaviour, defensive driving, Good Samaritan Law, as well as traffic rules and regulations. These courses are designed to suitably meet the training requirement of the trainees. MSDS also collaborates with various corporate, government sectors, the defence sector, fleet owners, NGOs, schools, and colleges to jointly conduct road safety programmes to suit their varied needs.

As part of Maruti Suzuki’s digital initiative, MSDS has also introduced a mobile application which is based on the concept of “Learning on the Go”. This allows trainees the option to take their theoretical sessions from the comfort of their homes. Apart from this, MSDS has also launched a functionality where users can take mock learner license tests on its official website to check their knowledge and practice before appearing for their learner license test.

The Legendary Seltos crosses the 5 Lakh sales milestone in just 46 months

Telugu super news,New Delhi, 6th June 2023:  Seltos, India’s most loved SUV and the first and best-selling premium SUV of Kia India has reached the 5-lakh mark in just 46 months of its launch. The iconic brand and the original Badass which started its journey with Kia’s India foray in August 2019 reinvented and unlocked immense value for the SUV segment. It has become a source of pride for India’s automotive industry with its segment-first features, accelerated performance, class-leading connectivity, and futuristic design. 

Four years ago, the Seltos made its global debut with a grand unveiling, designed to cater to discerning and forward-thinking customers in search of a premium driving experience. Born out of the visionary ‘Make in India, for the World’ initiative, the Seltos quickly established itself as a game-changer in the SUV segment, revolutionizing the market with its unrivaled combination of design, performance, and technology. It captured the hearts and trust of customers, becoming a beloved and one-of-the-most trusted automotive brands in the country. 

Seltos has played an important role in Kia India’s success by contributing 55% of the company’s net sales including exports and domestic sales consumption. Besides being the top-selling SUV in the domestic market, 1,35,885 units of Seltos, manufactured in India, have already been exported to nearly 100 overseas markets including the Middle East, Africa, Central & South America, Mexico, and the Asia Pacific region. 

Mr. Tae-jin Park, MD & CEO, Kia India said, “The success of Seltos is a celebration of the extraordinary, an ode to the indomitable human spirit that refuses to settle for anything less than brilliance. It is a symbol of what is possible when passion meets innovation, and dreams meet reality. With Seltos, we have crafted a revolutionary driving companion that has captured the hearts and garnered the respect of more than 5,00,000 valued customers. It is an incredibly emotional moment for us as we witness Seltos’ incredible journey, evolving from a daring newcomer to an iconic symbol of badassery.” 

He further added, “With total sales of about 27,159 units during the first quarter of 2023, the Seltos continues to sell an average monthly over 9000 units even when there are multiple new innovations in the segment.”

From then to now, Seltos continues to win the hearts of new Gen-MZ customers and is the no. 2 mid-SUV in India. Since 2019, it has been marketed under the iconic tagline of ‘BadassbyDesign’. As Seltos continues to pave the way for the future of SUVs, it remains a testament to Kia’s commitment to innovation, excellence, and delivering an extraordinary driving experience.

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