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CNG Electric Hybrid Vehicles to Run in India

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CNG-electic hybrid low floor Star buses has been presented by Tata Motors to Delhi Transport Corporation. This is for the first time such type of vehicle is being used for public transportation. 32 people can be accommodated by it and it’s speed is 72 kilometer per hour and a parallel hybrid system is used by this bus.

These vehicles will run at the time of Commonwealth games in Delhi. The Hybrid Tata Starbus is powered by hybrid engine which has two parts like an internal combustion CNG engine and an electric motor by which regenerative energy storage system is used. Power generation is used by parallel hybrid technology along with the CNG engine and the electric motor to drive the vehicle. Lost braking energy is re utilized by the system to recharge the battery.

Comparing to conventional buses, the Tata Hybrid Starbus provides an improvement in fuel economy. And lower emissions will be the result of using this technology, contributing to clean and green environment. It will be a environmental friendly commercial passenger transportation.

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Dec 10, 2010

BMW Launched BMW 520d in India

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BMW, German car maker has launched all new Diesel Sedan model car with best in class features and advance technology, in Indian auto market. This model will be completely in knocked down units which will be produced in Chennai.

According the officials of the BMW, an impressive fuel economy of 18.4 km per liter is offered by the BMW 520d. It comes with two litre four cylinder turbo diesel engine which delivers 184 bhp @4000rpm. The maximum output of 135 KW/184 hp is delivered by it’s engine. It also delivers the peak torque of 380 Nm at 1,750 rpm. Speed of the BMW 520d is 100 kilometer per hour. This model has been priced of Rs 36,90,000. BMW 520d also has light weight construction technology with brake energy regeneration and advanced electronic power steering. There are different colours like Cashmere Silver, Space Grey, Alpine White, Deep Sea Blue, Milano Beige, Black Sapphire, Titanium silver, sophosto Grey brilliant effects, and imperial blue brilliant effect, in which this model is available.

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Dec 8, 2010

Hindustan Motors Plans to Introduce New Version of Ambassador

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According to the officials of the Birla group company, Hindustan Motors is going to introduce it’s new version of Ambassador by January in coming year. This company is going to modify the model of the Ambassador old cars.

Hindustan Motors has aimed to become competitor to stylish modeled new vehicles which are introduced by different manufacturers in India. It has an aim to increase their sales to 2300 vehicles per month by next 15 to 18 months. They are expecting to rise in the sales of cars as new models will be introduced by next year. Company is expecting that production of the cars will be doubled by next 15 to 18 months. Company had created this new version of the Ambassador, keeping politicians and IAS officers in mind. Generally many political leaders prefer Ambassador car. Different versions of the sub 3 tonner light commercial vehicle, Winner XD Plus, also were launched by the company at the Auto Show East.

According to the officials, company is going to introduce new models in both passenger and commercial vehicle segment over coming 12 to15 months.

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Nov 21, 2010

Tata Motors Introduces It’s New Model Aria in India

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Tata motors launched Tata Aria, which is it’s first cross-over car. This model has priced between Rs.12.91 lakh to 15.50 lakh. This car combines different styles like a sport utility and multi utility vehicle.

Aria is the first Indian four wheel drive cross-over car and is luxurious, with fineness of sedan and the muscle of a sports utility vehicle all blended in one car. It has been launched in three variants with 4X4 drive, like top end Aria Pride, Aria Prestige, and Aria Pleasure. They are launching the Tata Aria in three trim levels, all with 4X4, eight colour options.

This car comes with 2.2 liter direct injection common rail engine with different turbine technology. It also has 32 bit engine computing unit, 140 ps of power and 320 nm of torque is delivered by it.

According to officials, it has plan to launch the left hand drive version of the vehicle for exports. This model cars will be available in 25 cities and will sold through the 69 dealer in India.

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Oct 18, 2010

Fiat Ready to Launch It’s Next Generation Linea T-Jet

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The next generation Linea T-Jet was launched by the Fiat India Automobile company on Friday. Company said that it is ready to redefine the performance and luxury benchmarks in the segment of C+.

This car came with T-Jet engine having imported power train delivering 114 ps and a torque of 207 nm. This is the first car in the premium sedan segment to have a turbo charged petrol engine, and there are 13 features and seven class leading equipment, setting new benchmarks in different areas of performance, like safety, comfort, ride, handling, and in car infotainment.

Standard four disc brakes, dual airbags, ABS with EBD are offered by it in terms of safety. This has big16 inch alloy wheels with wide 205/55 R16 tyres and longest wheel base of 1603 mm. T Jet is priced at Rs.8.84 lakh, and T Jet plus is priced at Rs. 9.29 lakh.

There are two markets, focused by Fiat, they are Mumbai/Pune and Delhi in India.

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Oct 9, 2010