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General Motors India to stop production at Gujarat plant

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Carmaker General Motors India on Tuesday confirmed it will stop production at its plant in Halol in Gujarat next month and consolidate production at its Talegaon plant in Maharashtra.

A company statement said production will cease at Halol plant from April 28.

“We will support our employees at the Halol plant throughout this transition,” President and Managing Director Kaher Kazem said in the statement.

“We have in place the options of a significantly enhanced separation package or continuity of employment at our Talegaon plant,” he added.

Transition support for employees will include financial counselling and tax advice, as well as information and transition support for employees transferring to the Talegaon facility.

The company is working with government authorities and labour unions, as well as impacted employees and suppliers, to ensure an orderly transition.

Kazem said General Motors India continues to work towards the asset-only sale at the Halol site.

(IANS)

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SRK shows support for Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, unveils portable bin for cars

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New Delhi, Feb 9: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday showed support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by unveiling ‘Swachh Can’, a portable bin for users of Hyundai cars.

It was launched under Hyundai Motor India Limited’s ‘Swachh Move’ that supports Modi’s cleanliness campaign.

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“‘Swachh Can’ is a simple yet powerful idea and I would like to request every single car owner to go ahead and use it and play their role in the Clean India Movement,” Shah Rukh, dressed in a black and white suit with a waistcoat, said at the Auto Expo at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, on Thursday.

Shah Rukh, also the Hyundai Corporate Brand Ambassador, has even taught his youngest son AbRam to focus on cleanliness and be a part of the cleanliness movement.

YK Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said: “We recently conducted a survey of car owners and found 98 per cent respondents care about cleanliness of outside infrastructure such as streets, and more than 95 per cent respondents favoured they would prefer a portable covered bin inside the car in which waste items could be disposed off. This led us to innovation of ‘Swachh Can.”

Starting from March 1, the Hyundai product line-up will come with a factory-fitted ‘Swachh Can’.

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Auto Expo 2018: Mercedes-Benz launches Maybach S 650

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New Delhi, Feb 7: Luxury automobile major Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday launched its Mercedes Maybach S 650 and teased its E-Class All-Terrain model for its upcoming India debut.

The company also launched its Made-in-India BS-VI Mercedes Maybach S 560 to continue Maybach’s popularity in India.

While the S 650 model would cost Rs 2.73 crore (ex-showroom), the S 560 would be priced at Rs 1.94 crore, the company said.

The luxury car brand also showcased it futuristic electric vehicle “EQ concept”.

The company made the announcement at the pre-open event of the 14th Auto Expo.

The “Auto Expo — The Motor Show” 2018 is being held from February 9-14, , at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

However, February 7-8 is reserved for the media and exhibitors.

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Auto Expo: Hyundai to launch 9 models till 2020

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New Delhi, Feb 7: Automobile major Hyundai Motor India unveiled the new Elite i20 at the pre-open event of the 14th Auto Expo in Greater Noida on Wednesday. The company also said that it will launch nine new models, including an electric vehicle in the Indian market by 2020. 

The company made the announcement at the pre-open event of the 14th Auto Expo.

The “Auto Expo — The Motor Show” 2018 is being held from February 9-14, 2018 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

However, February 7-8 is reserved for the media and exhibitors.

Over the years, the Auto Expo has become much less of an event and more of a phenomenon considering that in 2016, the ‘2016 Auto Expo’ was the third most searched topic on Google in India as per Google records. Engaging the populace through a flash-flood of media, with over 2.9 lakh tweets being generated around the Expo in 2018, the 2016 edition saw over 7 lakh people in 7 days, Preparations this year will encompass 8 lakh visitors over the 7-day period.

Also Read: Auto Expo: Kia Motors debuts in India to launch vehicle in 2019

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Also Read: From emoji to livestreams, Twitter gears up for ‘Auto Expo 2018’

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