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Ashok Leyland to strengthen base in North, launches ICV 'GURU’

Ashok Leyland to strengthen base in North, launches ICV 'GURU’

Zirakpur, Punjab, Aug 8 (UNI) Seeing growth in mid category trucks in the country, Ashok Leyland Limited (ALL) has also made its entry in to the segment with its new Intermediate Commercial Vehicle (ICV) ‘GURU’ claiming it to be competitively priced and most fuel efficient truck in class.

Launching the ICV for the North market here today, ALL Global Trucks President Anuj Kathuria said, addressing the gap of Intermediate Commercial truck in its kitty the company has brought the highest actual 13 tonnes truck with seven to eight and half tonnes payload capacity to meet the needs of the customers of rated load category.

He said the ‘Guru’ comes fitted with Company’s latest innovation the ‘iEGR’ (Intelligent Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technology for BS-IV engines with best in class mileage. The cabin of the truck addresses the comfort, safety and all other needs of the driver including infotainment and easy operations, he added.

"We have national market share of around 33 per cent in bus and truck category and 2700 outlets in the country including 243 in North. We have started to strengthen our presence in the Northern region and will take the total number of outlets to over 300 by year end,“ Mr Kathuria said.

The company has also started ’workshop on wheel’ facility for its bulk customers to provide maintenance and real time assistance to their doorsteps. This has earned a good response from the customers in saving their time, money and hassles of taking the vehicles to the workshops, he said. UNI RKS SW SHK 1709


Maruti’s new Dzire crosses 1 lakh sales mark in 5 and half month

Mumbai, Oct 17(UNI)Auto Major,Maruti Suzuki’s all-new Dzire has achieved the fastest 1-lakh sales mark, a distinctive feat in the Indian automobile industry.


Ford's China sales stuck in first gear as rivals overtake

BEIJING, Oct 13 (Reuters) Ford Motor Co saw its China vehicle sales make the barest of increases in September, extending a tough run in the world's largest auto market even as global rivals have logged robust gains.


Toyota seeking to halve Japan car models as domestic market shrinks

TOKYO, Oct 12 (Reuters) Toyota Motor Corp is aiming to halve the number of car models it sells at home by 2025, a person briefed on the matter said - the second time this month that a Japanese automaker has emerged with plans to sharply scale back in a shrinking domestic market.


Volvo launches 1st locally-assembled 'XC90' from its plant in Bengaluru

Mumbai, Oct 11 (UNI) Volvo Cars, the Swedish luxury car maker, has rolled out its first assembled car from its plant in Bengaluru.


Volkswagen launches all New Passat starting at Rs 29.99 lakhs

New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announces the launch of the much awaited luxury sedan Volkswagen Passat at a starting price of Rs 29.


Passenger vehicle sales up by 11pc in domestic market in Sept 2017

New Delhi, Oct 9 (UNI) The Domestic passenger vehicle sales growth has been recorded up by 11 per cent to 3,09,955 units in September from 2,78,428 in the same month last year.

Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

TOKYO, Mar 27 (Reuters) After three decades building an airplane from scratch, Michimasa Fujino, 56, chief engineer of the Hondajet, might have to reach a ripe old age to see Honda Motor Co's pet aviation project recoup its development costs.

Escorts unveils country’s first electric tractor concept, Launches Hydrostatic tractor

Escorts unveils country’s first electric tractor concept, Launches Hydrostatic tractor

New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) Escorts Ltd, India’s leading engineering conglomerate today launched India’s first Electric & Hydrostatic concept tractor and an expanded global portfolio of tractors for the export and domestic market in 22HP to 90 HP range under flagship brands Farmtrac and Powertrac compliant with tier 4 emission norms of Europe and America amidst 43 International distributors.