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2017 Force Gurkha launched in India

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New Delhi, March 17:  Force motors has launched a new Gurkha with BS-IV engine at a price of Rs. 8.38 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for 5-door expedition and Rs. 9.36 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for 3-door expedition.

It is available in two variants – Xplorer and Xpedition. The Xplorer is the serious off-roader comes with four-wheel drive with low range and Xpedition is a rear wheel drive.

Force Gurkha comes with drastic changes in exterior –new front and rear bumpers and a new grille up front and some minor cosmetics from inside. The SUV model comes with terrain tyres.

It has a huge engine comes with OM 616 sourced 2.6 litre inter-cooled, direct injection, turbocharged diesel engine which produces 85 bhp of peak power and 230 Nm of peak torque, mated to a G-28 five-speed manual transmission.

It is based on a new ladder-frame chassis,with new suspension setup. At the front, rear comes with new multi-link setup has a feature of gas-charged hydraulic shocks and the SUV gets new independent struts with gas-charged shock absorbers rather both  has the anti-roll bar.

Gurkha comes with a major feature, the air intake is through a snorkel mounted at roof height of vehicle that ensures ample supply of clean air, better combustion strain on the cleaning system unlike others where air intake is closer to the ground and prone to dust entry. Gurkha gives a high wading ability of up-to 550mm, unmatched by any other vehicle in the category.

The 2017 Force Gurkha comes with wheelbase of 2750mm and 4342mm in length, 1790mm in width and 2055mm in height.

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Hyundai Motor India launches all new Santro

“Our R&D centre in Namyang (S. Korea), Chennai and Hyderabad have put strong efforts for product supremacy and utmost customer delight.”

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New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd MD and CEO Y K Koo and actor Shah Rukh Khan pose with the newly launched 2018 Hyundai Santro in New Delhi, on Oct 23, 2018. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)

New Delhi, Oct 23 : Automobile major Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Tuesday launched ‘the all new Santro’ with an introductory price starting at Rs 3.89 lakh.

“The all new Santro is a true example of Hyundai’s Made-in-India philosophy and a shining result of our numerous product clinics and rigorous durability test on various terrains in India,” Y.K. Koo, MD and CEO, HMIL said in a statement.

“Our R&D centre in Namyang (S. Korea), Chennai and Hyderabad have put strong efforts for product supremacy and utmost customer delight.”

According to the company, the new passenger car is equipped with a 4-cylinder 1.1 litre petrol engine which offers 69 ps of power. It is mated with option of MT (manual transmission) and in-house developed ‘Smart Auto’ AMT (automatic manual transmission).

The petrol powered vehicle comes with a fuel mileage of 20.3 km per litre. It also has the option for a factory fitted CNG (60 L water equivalent).

Currently, the company has ten car models across segments – Eon, All New Santro, Grand i10, Elite i20, Active i20, Xcent, Verna, Elantra, Creta and Tucson.

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BMW Recall of Vehicles With Fire Risk to 1.6 Million Cars

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BMW is recalling about 1.6 million diesel cars to fix a potential fire hazard in their engines, expanding repairs from just under half a million vehicles in Europe and Asia.

The voluntary service action follows a BMW investigation that found coolant could leak from the car’s exhaust recirculation unit. The defect can lead to sparks while driving and cause fires in “in extreme cases,” the Munich-based manufacturer said Tuesday in a statement.

BMW last month cut its profit forecast, blaming an increase in warranty provisions alongside trade tensions and pricing pressure. South Korea’s government, after reports of 40 fires this year, asked drivers to keep vehicles off roads until undergoing checks. Police also raided the luxury carmaker’s office in Seoul to probe the safety issue, after videos of cars engulfed by fire went viral.

The vehicles affected — diesels with four- and six-cylinder engines — were produced between 2010 and 2017, BMW said. After the initial recall announced in August, BMW’s internal investigation found more vehicles with similar technical setups. The company will replace the components as necessary.

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Honda Activa breaches 2 cr sales mark in India

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New Delhi, Oct 17 : Hondas Activa scooter has breached the 2-crore sales mark in India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India said on Wednesday.

According to the company, while it took 15 years to achieve the first one crore sales, the recent addition has come in just three years.

“Over 18 years and 5 generations, Honda 2Wheelers India continuously added value to exceed customers’ expectations and making Activa the most preferred choice of Indian 2 wheeler buyers,” said Minoru Kato, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India.

“We are delighted that Activa partnered over 2 crore Indian families on the move in realising their dreams.”

Honda Activa was launched in 2001.

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