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Sudden accelerations in Tesla cars were user error: US govt

Tesla issued the recall with NHTSA for 9,136 Model X SUVs built in 2015 and 2016 over pieces of the body that can detach while driving due to a lack of primer.

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San Francisco, Jan 9 : A year-long review of Tesla cars in the US has concluded that there is not enough evidence to open a full investigation into claims that some Tesla vehicles were accelerating without warning the users.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement on Friday that “pedal misapplication” at the end of drivers was the actual cause of the problem.

NHTSA received 246 complaints about this “sudden unintended acceleration” phenomenon, reports The Verge.

“There is no evidence of any fault in the accelerator pedal assemblies, motor control systems, or brake systems that has contributed to any of the cited incidents,” the agency said.

“There is no evidence of a design factor contributing to increased likelihood of pedal misapplication. The theory provided of a potential electronic cause of SUA in the subject vehicles is based upon inaccurate assumptions about system design and log data.”

Tesla has settled most of a purported class action lawsuit in 2018 over the acceleration issue.

The review was opened in January 2020 in response to a petition by Brian Sparks, a Tesla investor.

“I believe Tesla vehicles have a structural flaw which puts their drivers and the public at risk. I further believe Tesla must know of this flaw and be unresponsive to it,” he wrote in December 2019.

Tesla responded to the review with a blog post that claimed there was no merit to the idea

“We investigate every single incident where the driver alleges to us that their vehicle accelerated contrary to their input, and in every case where we had the vehicle’s data, we confirmed that the car operated as designed,” the company emphasised.

Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla is under scrutiny over battery and security issues after at least two dozen complaints were filed with the NHTSA.

Tesla in November last year recalled over 9,500 Model X and Y SUVs built in 2015 and 2016.

Tesla issued the recall with NHTSA for 9,136 Model X SUVs built in 2015 and 2016 over pieces of the body that can detach while driving due to a lack of primer.

Tesla also issued a recall for 437 Model Y SUVs over a potentially loose bolt that could result in the upper control arm separating from the steering knuckle.

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Bajaj Auto reports 11% rise in December sales

But commercial vehicle sales during the month under review declined by 34 per cent to 33,948 units from 51,253 units sold during the like period of last year.

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Mumbai, Jan 4 : Two-wheeler and commercial vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Monday reported a 11 per cent growth in total sales during December on a year-on-year basis.

According to the company, total sales during the month under review grew to 3,72,532 units from 336,055 units sold during the corresponding month of 2019.

However, Bajaj Auto’s total domestic sales declined, standing at 139,606 units — down (-) 9 per cent — from 153,163 units sold in December last year.

The company’s overall exports zoomed by 27 per cent to 232,926 units from 182,892 units shipped out during the like month of 2019.

In terms of two-wheelers, the company’s total sales rose by 19 per cent to 338,584 units from 284,802 units sold in December last year.

But commercial vehicle sales during the month under review declined by 34 per cent to 33,948 units from 51,253 units sold during the like period of last year.

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Ashok Leyland sells 12,762 trucks in Dec 2020

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Chennai, Jan 1 : Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Friday said it closed last month with a sales figure of 12,762 units.

In a statement the company said it sold 12,762 units last month up from 11,168 units sold in December 2019.

Cumulatively this fiscal till last month the company had sold 56,657 units down from 99,749 units sold during previous year corresponding period.

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Best of 2020: Top 10 most popular cars in India

This year was unprecedented in many ways for the auto sector too, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, the auto was one of the most affected sectors by it. Unlike previous years this year saw the announcement of fewer cars in India and obviously, fewer people bought those cars. The auto sector is now up but is still a long way from normal.

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The year 2020 is now at the brink of the end, so here are we counting the top 10 cars in the auto sector during this year in India.

This year was unprecedented in many ways for the auto sector too, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, the auto was one of the most affected sectors by it.  Unlike previous years this year saw the announcement of fewer cars in India and obviously, fewer people bought those cars. The auto sector is now up but is still a long way from normal.

But moving ahead on the positive note here is the Top 10 Cars in India during 2020:

Nissan Magnite:

Priced at INR 4.99-9.97 lakh in New Delhi. Nissan released this absolute beauty in December and is available in five Variants XE, XL, XV, XV Premium, and XV Premium (O). Nissan Magnite price makes it the most affordable sub-4-meter SUV in India. It is available with a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine along with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder naturally aspirated motor.

Kia Sonet:

Priced at INR 6.71-12.99 lakh in New Delhi.  This is the sub-4m SUV available in six variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, and GTX+. The transmission options on offer are a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual) and a 7-speed DCT with the 1.0-liter turbo-petrol, a 5-speed MT with the 1.2-liter petrol, and a 6-speed MT or AT with the 1.5-liter diesel engine.

Mahindra Thar:

Priced at INR 9.80-13.75 lakh in New Delhi. It is sold in three variants: AX, AX (O), and LX. The new Thar is offered with both petrol and diesel engines. While the petrol engine is a new 2.0-liter turbocharged unit good for 150PS and 300Nm (MT)/320Nm (AT), the diesel engine is a 2.2-liter unit that produces 130PS and 300Nm.

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Kia Seltos:

Priced at INR 9.89-17.34 lakh in New Delhi. The compact SUV is available in two trims: Tech Line and GT Line. The Tech Line is available in five variants — HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, and HTX+. Kia Seltos comes with three engine options: 1.5-liter petrol, 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol, and 1.5-liter diesel. While the 1.5-liter petrol motor is good for 115PS/144Nm, the diesel engine develops 115PS/250Nm.

Hyundai i20:

Priced at INR 6.79-11.32 lakh in New Delhi. Hyundai i20 isavailable in four variants: Magna, Sportz, Asta, and Asta (O). The new i20 comes with the same three engines as the Venue: two petrol and diesel. The first petrol unit is a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated engine that puts out 83PS and 114Nm and the second is 1.0-liter turbo petrol, in 120PS/172Nm tune.

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Maruti Swift:

Priced at INR 5.19-8.02 lakh in New Delhi.  It comes in four variants: L, V, Z and Z+.  It is powered by a BS6 1.2-liter petrol unit that churns out 83PS of power and 113Nm of torque. It comes with the option of a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox.

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Hyundai Creta:

Priced at INR 9.81-17.31 lakh in New Delhi. Hyundai Creta is available in five variants: E, EX, S, SX, and SX(O). The Hyundai SUV shares its BS6 engines with the Kia Seltos: a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol (115PS/144Nm), a 1.5-litre diesel (115PS/250Nm), and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol (140PS/242Nm). A 6-speed manual transmission is offered as standard with the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines.

Hyundai Venue:

Priced at INR 6.75-11.65 lakh in New Delhi. Hyundai Venue is sold in six variants: E, S, S+, SX, SX+, and SX (O). Hyundai offers its sub-4m SUV with a choice of three BS6 engine options: two petrol and one diesel. The 1.2-litre petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and has an output of 83PS/114Nm. It is offered only on the E, S and S+ variants of the Venue.

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Tata Altroz:

Priced at INR 5.44-8.95 lakh in New Delhi. The premium hatchback is available in six variants: XE, XM, XM+, XT, XZ, and XZ (O).  It comes with two engine options: a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-liter diesel. The petrol engine develops 86PS/113Nm while the diesel puts out 90PS/200Nm. Both engines are offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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Maruti Vitara Brezza:

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Priced at INR 7.34-11.40 lakh in New Delhi. The Brezza is available in four variants: LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+. While the pre-facelift Vitara Brezza was offered with a diesel engine, the facelifted SUV comes with a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol unit. This new engine puts out 105PS of power and 138Nm of torque. It comes mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission option or a 4-speed AT gearbox.

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