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Skoda launches new Octavia in India for Rs 15.49 lakh

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New Delhi, July 14: Czech carmaker Skoda on Thursday launched its best selling sedan Octavia in India with price starting at Rs15.49 lakh.

“The (executive sedan) segment continues to offer tremendous growth potential as it caters to a growing class of discerning buyers with the penchant for luxury combined with the right value proposition…the New Octavia…will be a game changer in its segment and will continue to drive Skoda’s success in India.” Skoda Auto India director sales, service and marketing Ashutosh Dixit told reporters in New Delhi.

“The Octavia is the heart of Skoda brand. Globally, it has sold over six million units in total. In India, it has sold over 90,000 units since 2001 when the company entered the market with the model,” he added.

The car will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options.

The petrol version comes with two engine options of 1.4 litre and 1.8 litre, priced between Rs15.49-20.89 lakh. The Octavia diesel is powered by a 2-litre engine and priced between Rs16.9-22.89 lakh across four variants.

“We plan to grow our sales 30% this year on the back of new products and further consolidate our position in the premium segment,” Dixit said.

The hands-free parking, iBuzz driver fatigue alert and eight safety airbags features will help further boost the company’s sales.

“While retaining its strong characteristics of space, all round comfort, safety and technology, the new Octavia will be a compelling proposition in its segment and will continue to drive Skoda’s success in India,” Dixit said. T

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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

Also Read: Tata Motors’ new SUV will be on show at Auto Expo

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

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