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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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Northern Railway gets its first high speed locomotive

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New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The Northern Railway on Tuesday received its first aerodynamically designed passenger electric locomotive capable of running at 200 kmph, an official said.

“The first aerodynamically designed three-phase WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive built by the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works has been introduced in service in Northern Railway today,” a senior rail official told IANS.

The official said the new locomotive comes with improved aerodynamics and has an ergonomic design, which also takes care of the driver’s comfort and safety.

The new locomotive will be used to power premium trains like Rajdhani Express, Gatiman Express, and Shatabdi Express, which would slash the travel time for these trains, the official said.

“The new locomotive front design has a more aerodynamic shape to reduce drag at higher speeds. And the revamped suspension system would ensure that there are no undue vibrations due to air drag and the train is dynamically stable even at speeds of 200 kmph.”

The WAP-5 variant, with 5,400 HP of power, is energy efficient and stable for high speed operations. It has also been provided with Crew Voice and Video Recording System (CVVRS) for on-board driving data recording and analysis.

“Cameras with microphones have been installed at the critical positions inside and outside the locomotive to record the voice and audio signals for post-event analysis with data storing facilities,” the official said.

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Tata Motors rolls out its first SUV ‘Harrier’

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Mumbai, Oct 30 : Automobile major Tata Motors on Tuesday announced the roll-out of its first SUV “Harrier” from its all-new manufacturing line.

“Tata Harrier needed a completely new approach to product development and manufacturing processes,” the company said in a statement.

“The completely new world-class assembly line has been built in a record time of six months with the best manufacturing practices adopted from Jaguar Land Rover. It boasts of 90 per cent automation levels with over 100+ ‘KUKA and ABB’ robots.”

The five-seater monocoque SUV is engineered on the new generation “Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced” architecture, which is derived from Land Rover “D8” architecture and developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover.

Tata Motors plans to the launch the SUV early 2019.

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Local manufacturing of Jaguar’s petrol ‘F-PACE’ commenced

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Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover India (JLRIL) has commenced the local manufacturing of petrol powered Jaguar’s SUV “F-PACE”, priced at Rs 63.17 lakh (ex-showroom).

“In the two years since its launch in India, the Jaguar ‘F-PACE’ has captivated the imagination of Jaguar fans and our discerning customers,” Rohit Suri, President and Managing Director, JLRIL was quoted as saying in a statement.

“With the launch of the locally manufactured Ingenium petrol derivative of the ‘F-PACE’, the appeal of our first Jaguar SUV is further enhanced,” it added.

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