Lohia Auto Industries, an automobile division of 700 crore Lohia Global will be launching series of products to increase its products portfolio with the launch of new CNG, diesel and electric vehicles.

At present Lohia Auto manufactures Electric & Diesel vehicles comprises Two and Three Wheelers. The Company is planning to increase the numbers of product profilio from 10 to 15 by end of this fiscal with introducing new categories and variants in Diesel/Electric three wheelers.

This leading electric vehicle manufacturer in India, is eyeing a turnover of Rs 500 crore in the next Two years. It has already lined up an investment of around Rs 10 crore for its CNG vehicles which is a completely new vertical to its current offering of vehicles which at present comprises of electric two wheeler, electric three wheelers and diesel-powered three-wheeler.

“We are aiming to achieve a turnover of Rs. 500 from our auto division by 2020. Our current portfolio and new launches over the coming quarter will help us achieve this number and set the ball rolling” said, Mr Ayush Lohia, CEO Lohia Auto Industries.

“Lohia Auto has marked its product expansion plans and launches on high priority as it will enable further growth for the company by tapping on new opportunity. The company plans to add a new CNG vertical and introduce new models of diesel and electric vehicles in the coming quarter. The new range of products will be equipped with the sector’s latest technology.” added Mr. Lohia.

“Also the Electric vehicle segment has a huge potential. With recent initiatives such as quick pilot drafted by NITI Aayog, the sector is poised for growth. It will accelerate the acceptance and popularity of Electric Vehicles in the country. We want to tap into this opportunity by launching our new range of electric vehicles. With this not only will we create more demand and boost company’s sales but also reinforce the vision of the government of reducing crude oil consumption and cutting down carbon emissions. Also keeping up with the NEMMP‘s idea of introducing 6 million EVs on Indian roads within 6 years span. This will make India less needy for crude imports while also keeping a check on pollution.” further stated the CEO of Lohia Auto Industries.

To increase its manufacturing capacity, the company is also planning to set up new state of art plant in one of the states in southern or western India. Moreover the new plant will also boost the company’s presence, reduce logistics time and cost. With an investment of over INR 100 Crore, the new plant will be equipped with the sector’s latest technology. Proposals and plans are already being invited for exploring some good options for setting up the second plant in this region.

“With the new state of art plant the production capacity could be further enhanced to around One lakh two-wheeler units and about 60 thousand three-wheelers.

Bajaj Auto launches new Discover 110 & 125

Bajaj Auto today announced the launch of new premium executive Discover 110 and Discover 125. With new stylish looks, powerful performance and a first-in-class double LED DRLs (Day Running Lights) headlamps. Since its launch in 2004, the Discover brand has been known for its superior performance and distinctive styling. The all new Discover 110 & 125 take this to another level with several first in segment features.

Commenting on the launch Mr Eric Vas, President (Motorcycles), Bajaj Auto Ltd., said, “Bajaj has made a significant impact in the 100 cc segment with the Platina Comfortech & CT 100. The new Discover 110 and 125 bring first time ever features to customers in the 100-125 cc segment for a premium experience. The Discovers shall attract a whole new set of customers who desire the benefits of modern technology.”

The new premium executive Discovers come with unique LED DRL headlamps which is a category first in the executive segment. Apart from imparting a very stylish look to the bikes, they enhance safety by making them visible from a distance without any significant impact on fuel economy. The Discovers also carry an all new digital speedometer seen so far only in premium segment bikes.

Both Discovers come with new long stroke engines that pack in best in class torque and power. It makes the ride energetic and fun even in busy traffic conditions. The newly launched Discover 110 is equipped with advance 4 stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder 115.5cc DTS-I engine which delivers a class leading 8.6 Ps power and 9.81 NM torque. On the other hand, Discover 125 is geared with advance 4 stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder 124.5cc DTS-I engine which delivers a class leading 11 Ps power and 11 NM torque.

The Discover duo are also fitted with 16% longer suspensions and extra cushioned seats that add to the comfort of day to day rides.

Discover 110 will be available at a price of Rs 50,496 (Ex-showroom Maharashtra) while the Discover 125 will be available at a price of Rs 53,491 and Rs 56,314 for drum and disc version respectively (Ex-showroom Maharashtra).

Both the options will be available in three colours – Black, Red and Blue.

With the launch of the new Discovers, Bajaj Auto is also pleased to showcase the new 2018 version of its performance motorcycles:

The 2018 Dominars now come in 3 new vibrant colors inspired by the terrains conquered and the golden alloy wheels.
The new Avenger Cruise 220 and Street 220 now come with a more contemporary look while retaining it definitive classical family silhouette.
The special Pulsar Black Pack edition in 150, 180 and 220 cc with an all new mean black look and sporty white alloys.
Bajaj V with a stylish backrest that adds to the pillion comfort of this solid motorcycle

TVS Motor launches Matte Series for TVS Victor Premium Edition with additional features

TVS Motor Company, a leading manufacturer of two and three-wheelers in India, has introduced a new Matte Series for the TVS Victor Premium Edition including two new colours and additional features. The two new colours – Matte Blue (with white) and Matte Silver (with red) are complemented by chrome detailing on the visor and a dual tone beige seat.

To build on the aspirational value of the TVS Victor Premium Edition, the chrome detailing adds a touch of elegance to this executive motorcycle while the new Matte colours lend it a striking look. Launched in September 2017, the TVS Victor Premium Edition has already set a benchmark with its dynamic design language, class leading technology, fascinating interplay of attractive graphics and superior performance.

The new Matte Series on the Premium Edition preserves TVS Victor’s superior engine performance and delivers an excellent mileage of 72 km/l. It is powered by an advanced 3-valve Oil cooled engine, which is tuned to deliver the optimum combination of power and fuel economy. An electric start fires up the 4-speed powertrain to churn out 9.5 PS of power@ 7500 rpm with a torque of 9.4 Nm @6000 rpm.

In addition to these new colours, the Premium Edition of the motorcycle is available with a Disc brake and a variant in black colour with yellow graphics and red with gold graphics. The TVS Victor Matte series with these new features and colours has been priced at Rs. 55,890 (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

Hero Unveils The New Passion Pro, Passion Xpro And Super Splendor

In keeping with its aggressive product strategy, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (HMCL), the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, today unveiled three new motorcycles – the 125cc Super Splendor, the 110cc Passion PRO and the 110cc Passion XPRO.

Close on the heels of a record-breaking festive season, the Company is aiming to further augment its dominant market leadership through the launch of these new youthful, powerful, stylish, and efficient range of motorcycles.

There will be a phase-wise launch of the three motorcycles in the market, starting January 2018.

Hero MotoCorp is already the dominant leader in the 100-125cc segments with its popular brands – Splendor, Passion, HF Deluxe, Glamour, and Super Splendor.

Dr. Markus Braunsperger, Chief Technology Officer, Hero MotoCorp, said, “Over the recent past, we have strengthened our in-house product development capabilities at the Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT). Our new motorcycles deliver best-in-class performance, with advanced features and modern styling. We are also gearing up to launch multiple new exciting products across segments in the coming months.”

Mr. Malo Le Masson – Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp, said, “With the launch of the new Passion PRO, Passion XPRO and Super Splendor, we are aiming to further consolidate our leadership in the 100-125cc segments. These new motorcycles come with bold styling and more power while still retaining their product DNA and will surely be appreciated by the customers. Now, we will shift our focus on premium motorcycles and aim to grow our market share in the premium segment.“

The New Passion PRO

Designed for today’s smart generation, the performance-oriented and boldly styled new 110cc Passion PRO is loaded with an array of convenience, safety and utility features, which integrate seamlessly to offer improved handling and a hassle-free riding experience. The modern appeal of the bike and best-in-class performance promises to offer an enhanced experience to the customers.

The new Passion PRO draws its unmatched performance from a BS-IV compliant 110cc TOD (Torque on Demand) engine, producing a maximum power output of 7.0 (9.4) kW (PS) @ 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 9.0 Nm @ 5500 rpm. The fuel efficient and cleaner engine offers more usable power.

The motorcycle also features Hero’s intuitive i3S (Idle-stop-start system) and also offers 12% more power and torque than its previous generation. The bike races from 0-60 km/h in 7.45 seconds only.

The boldly styled motorcycle comes packed with a host of style elements including the new muscular Fuel Tank with Flush type Cap, modern & sleek signature rear Tail Lamp.

In addition, the motorcycle offers a slew of safety and utility features, such as, Digital-Analog meter with digital Fuel Gauge, trip meter, All Time Headlamp On (AHO) and side stand indicator.

Adding to the style quotient are the five bold metallic color schemes – Sports red- strong and bright, Black monotone- exciting and premium, Force silver metallic- bold and vibrant, Heavy grey metallic- sober and elegant, Frost blue metallic- cool and convenient. The motorcycle is available in both Drum and Disc variants.

The New Passion XPRO

The new sharper Passion XPRO offers the right mix of style, technology and best-in-class performance. Targeted at the youth, the motorcycle comes packed with a host of modern and stylish features, including the new sharper Fuel Tank with Flush fuel lid, dynamic shrouds, sporty real cowl, duel-tone mirrors, LED Tail Lamp and Digital-Analog meter with digital Fuel Gauge. All Time Headlamp On (AHO) offers superior visibility and safety.

The new motorcycle comes with a BS-IV compliant 110cc (Torque on Demand) engine, producing a maximum power output of 7.0 (9.4) kW (PS) @ 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 9.0 Nm @ 5500 rpm.

The motorcycle also features Hero’s intuitive i3S (Idle-stop-start system) and also offers 12% more power and torque than its previous generation. The bike races from 0-60 km/h in 7.45 seconds only.

The motorcycle will be available in five premium dual-tone color palettes – Sports red with black – powerful and warm, Black with sports red – strong and popular, Black with techno blue – vibrant and youthful, Black with heavy grey – elegant and sober, Force silver with black – cool and bright. The motorcycle is available in both Drum and Disc variants.

The New Super Splendor

Targeted at young professionals, the new Super Splendor ticks all the right boxes with its best-in-class performance and stability. This is in addition to the trust, reliability and fuel efficiency that are distinct to the Splendor brand.

The powerful commuter comes with a new Air-Cooled, 4-stroke single Cylinder OHC 125cc TOD (Torque-on-Demand) engine that also features the highly efficient and proven Hero i3S technology. The engine produces a maximum power output of 8.4 (11.4) kW (PS) @ 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 11 Nm @6000 rpm.

The motorcycle offers 27% more power and 6% more torque than its previous generation. The bike reaches a maximum speed of 94 km/h.

The motorcycle also comes packed with a series of utility and comfort features, such as All Time Headlamp On (AHO), Side Stand Indicator, wider Rear Tyre, updated seat profile and side Reflector, largest under seat storage in class with additional storage in front under the tank etc.

To add to the style-quotient, the motorcycle comes with Chrome finish Muffler, sleek Tail Light, silver finish Side Cover, Trapezoidal Headlamp and Modern Graphics.

The new Super Splendor comes in five premium metallic colors – Black with purple graphics, Black with Fiery Red graphics, Black with silver graphics, Candy Blazing Red and Heavy Grey with Blue graphics.

Ashok Leyland Launches Captain Haulage and 3718 Plus Trucks in Mumbai

Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in India, launched Captain Haulage and 3718 Plus, the BS-IV trucks with iEGR (Intelligent Exhaust Gas Recirculation) engines in Mumbai today. Ashok Leyland also introduced Haulage Trucks with maintenance free Hubs i.e., with Unitized Wheel Bearings.

Present at the launch, Mr. Anuj Kathuria, President, Global Trucks, Ashok Leyland Ltd., said, “Ashok Leyland has been gaining customers’ trust across the country, across segments. This has been possible owing to our winning combination of products, our innovation-led technologies and our customer-first approach. Maharashtra, especially Mumbai, has been one of our key focus market and our customers here are seeing the value in investing in our products. As part of our strategy to further grow and strengthen our leadership, Captain Haulage and 3718 Plus will play an important role. Both will be leading from the front in delivering our brand promise of ‘Aapki Jeet. Hamari Jeet’ to our customers. The winning combination includes competitive price point, higher fuel efficiency, more payload and heavy duty aggregates resulting in lower operating cost, maintenance cost, better maneuverability and durability. All of this combined with our innovative iEGR technology, will help reduce operating costs for customers, resulting in higher profitability.”

The Captain Haulage trucks are especially designed to deliver higher uptime and faster turnaround time to meet the high productivity demands of the logistics industry. Captain is powered by the H series CRS engine with iEGR technology, and offers high initial pickup, superior driveability and unmatched fuel economy. With international styling and comfort and designed for the Indian operating conditions, the Captain offers the best-in-class cabin which is available in both AC and non AC versions. These vehicles also come with an essential safety feature, Frontal Crash Protection. This feature helps the vehicle to absorb the impact in case of an unfortunate incident of head-on collision and keeps the occupants of the vehicle safe. Captain Haulage Trucks are available in 25T, 31T & 37T GVW segments. The range is built for a wide number of applications like Market Load, Parcel, Tankers, Cement Bulkers and Containers.

3718 PLUS is latest addition in 37T segment which is one of the fastest growing segments in CV industry. This offers another 10% fuel savings, 225 kgs of more payload and 10% extra tyre life from new technology tyres. 3718 PLUS offer the best maneuverability through optimal overall length, 27.5 ft & 29.5 ft loading span options, and appropriate positioning of lift axle.

In Trucks with Unitized Wheel Bearings, grease is packed for life and no periodical hub greasing, end play adjustment or bearing replacement are required. It also helps in improving tyre life. Unitized Wheel Bearings are now available as an optional feature on 37T & 31T range and will expanded to other ranges progressivel

Bajaj Auto introduces the All-New 2018 Edition Pulsars

Bajaj Auto Ltd, India’s leading motorcycle company selling in over 70 countries, has introduced the Black Pack Pulsar edition across the Pulsar 150, 180 and 220F range. The uniquely styled edition has been launched to celebrate achieving 1 core sales by Pulsar worldwide.

Commenting on the introduction of the Black Pack Pulsar edition, Mr Eric Vas, President – Motorcycles, Bajaj Auto Ltd said, “Pulsar has been India’s No.1 Sports motorcycle brand in the country since its launch in 2001. Bajaj Pulsar is sold in over 25 countries worldwide and is market leader in most of them. We are proud to have achieved the milestone of 1 crore Pulsar customers around the world. To commemorate this achievement, we present the unique Black Pack edition.”

The new edition combines premium black paint coupled with matte grey highlights and white alloy wheels offering a sporty, modern and aggressive look that appeals to the dynamic Pulsar rider.

Product Features:

Pulsar Variant Key Highlights

The Black Pack Edition – Pulsars

·     White Alloy Wheels

·     New & Stylish Decals

·     Premium paint and decal finish

·     Satin Chrome exhaust cover


ISUZU D-MAX Reefer Concept vehicle showcased at the India Cold Chain Show

Isuzu Motors India Private Limited (IMI) is showcasing the new ISUZU D-MAX Reefer and Dry Box applications at the India Cold Chain Show, being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, between 12th-14th December, 2017. The new D-MAX Regular Cab (cab-chassis variant), powered by a 78 hp 4 cylinder, 2.5 ltr Common Rail Turbo Intercooled Diesel Engine, offers enhanced efficiency and promises superior quality of transportation for cold-chain operators.

ISUZU’s world renowned D-MAX pick-ups have been gaining phenomenal traction in India and has been addressing the key requirements of LCV customers in terms of performance, quality and reliability, thus maximizing their business returns. Designed to meet the growing demand for modern and efficient cold-chain transportation in India, the new D-MAX pick-up promises higher ‘value for money’ to the operators. The new Reefer body (Fruehauf Mahajak) on the D-MAX is made using the ‘sandwich’ process with light-weight aluminum and hi-quality extruded polystyrene (XPS) material, ensuring better thermal stability and higher payload.

The ISUZU D-MAX Regular Cab, a single cabin pickup, is a tough, powerful and reliable workhorse that is globally known for its performance and long life durability. The Regular Cab is available in both flat deck and cab-chassis variant. The cab-chassis variant is an ideal vehicle to build reefer containers for cold-chain transportation, enabling efficient movement of dairy products, perishable goods, pharma products etc. The cab-chassis variant can also be customized for special purpose applications in the logistics and allied business requirements.

Volkswagen announces first ever 72hrs The Big Rush carnival

Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer, today announced its first ever 72 hrs – ‘The Big Rush’ customer benefit carnival across its network. This Big Rush will include a slew of attractive offers for its customers across the select model range of the Polo, Ameo and Vento.

Additionally, customers can also benefit from assured gold coin, attractive exchange, loyalty and service support offers on the purchase of these carlines. All the customers under The Big Rush can also benefit from special finance schemes, special pricing on motor insurance, assured gifts on test drives and other attractive offers on value added services.

To add to the convenience of the customers all Volkswagen showrooms will be operating for extended hours during the 3-day carnival. The Big Rush 72hrs carnival will be supported by a print, radio and digital campaign.

Service support includes attractive offers on:

Extended Warranty
Roadside Assistance
3M car Enrichment treatments
Wheel Alignment and Balancing

Farmtrac unveils Global Tractor Series designed by Studio F. A. Porsche

Farmtrac Tractors Europe, leading International tractor producer, today unveiled its latest global tractor portfolio ranging from 20-120 HP, at Agritechnica 2017, including the first electric tractor produced by Indian parent company Escorts Ltd.

Named NETS (New Escorts Tractor Series) the newest Farmtrac tractors are fully compliant with EPA Tier 4 emission regulations, and designed with simplicity for farm applications at each power level. Styling by Studio F. A. Porsche brings the range a unique blend of style and comfort, providing a complete new look and aesthetics for today’s global farmers.

The range includes the flagship NETS models, offering power ratings from 70 to 90 HP; compact tractors in 22 to 30 HP options; crossover tractors designed to appeal to both on-farm and haulage applications, and tractors with cabin options for added driving comfort.

Today at Agritechnica, Farmtrac also introduced EPA Tier 4 emission regulations compliant CRDi engines, previously limited to cars and naturally-aspirated machines, which the company says will meet customer demands from the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and ASEAN countries, as well as the growing numbers of ‘new generation’ farmers in its domestic Indian market.

In the shape of the Farmtrac 26E, the company also provided a glimpse of its future intentions: the eco-friendly electric tractor is the first such tractor to be developed and built in India, the world’s largest tractor market where the annual demand for tractors is seeing double-digit growth. Although still in development, the full production version is expected during 2019.

Speaking on the launch at Agritechnica, Nikhil Nanda, Managing Director, Escorts Ltd, Holding Company of Farmtrac Tractors Europe said:

“Farmtrac is extremely proud to launch the electric tractor concept. It’s a display of our innovative approach to engineering, offering India’s best to the world. New mechanised farming products and solutions are essential for meeting the global demand for greater food production.”

Ravi A Menon, Chief Executive Officer, International and Emerging Businesses, said:

“For the New Escorts Tractor Series (NETS) we are extremely proud to have had the involvement of Studio F. A. Porsche, creating an altogether new user experience in comfort, ergonomics and precision farming.”

Rajiv Wahi, Head, International Business, said:

“At Farmtrac, we’re committed to technological innovations and building smarter and more efficient technology. Farmtrac Tractors Europe today offers farm solutions for farmer demands across all price points and technology applications, globally.”

The new tractors include:

1. FT 26: FARMTRAC 26 – EU, Rest Of World (ROW)
2. FT 30: FARMTRAC 30 – ROW
3. FT 6045: FARMTRAC 6045 – EU
4. FT 6050 C: FARMTRAC 6050C – EU & ROW
5. 6075 CRDI: FT 6075E – EU, USA
6. FT 690
7. FT 9120
8. Electric Tractor: FARMTRAC 26 E

Avantura Choppers launches India

Avantura Choppers, India’s first premium chopper motorcycle brand announces the launch of its first two models, the Rudra & Pravega. With 2000cc displacement, these made-to-order marvelous machines will take pre-bookings starting from the India Bike Week 2017 with each motorcycle being personalized for its rider. These production grade masterpieces will be fully certified by the ARAI at the time of delivery and priced at INR 23.90 lakhs for the Rudra and INR 21.40 lakhs for the Pravega (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

Avantura Choppers has roped in the legendary Kevin Alsop (Founder of Big Bear Choppers, USA) as the Chief Design Engineer of the brand. Kevin, considered an ultimate global authority on choppers, has designed the Rudra & Pravega to create the original chopper experience for Indian riders, considering every detail to suit local riding conditions. The newest motorcycle brand from India, Avantura Choppers has set-up strategic partnerships with global manufacturers like S&S Engines, Beringer braking systems, Primo suspensions, Mustang seats, Kellermann lights and Avon tires to be OEMs for their world-class product line.

Avantura Chopper motorcycles, curated for connoisseurs, are an extension of one’s personality, designed to invoke the emotion of owning the world, driven by passion, speed, determination and power. The brand name originates from the words Avanindra and Tura in Sanskrit. Both Rudra and Pravega have specially crafted geometries with similar base design engineering, giving Indian motorheads the best-in class chopper experience. Rudra means ‘the ultimate roar’ and signifies a raw enchanting power, brought to life by its majestic body type, technical configuration and compelling road presence. Drawing from the words ‘Pravah’ and ‘Vega’ in Sanskrit, Pravega stands for ‘a tryst with the wind’. Both models are the perfect balance between power, agility, speed and grace, all in a beautifully designed unique package.

Speaking about the launch of the first two models, Gaurav A Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of Avantura Choppers said, “The Rudra & Pravega are our first two models offering the Indian rider, an unparalleled biking experience. We set out to manufacture a product from the ground-up, which maintains the highest standards of production quality while ensuring a mind-blowing ride. It is my firm belief that the evolving riding community will find that we have done justice to our ambition.”

Adding to the above, Vijay Singh, Co-founder & CRO of Avantura Choppers said, “Our motorcycles are symbols of power and panache, packaged in a unique design and personalized to suit the comfort of its rider. We can’t wait to hit the road and draw insights from the experience of our consumers.”

Elaborating on the brand, Amitabh Biswas, Founding Partner & CMO of Avantura Choppers said, “We are proud to be the first premium motorcycle brand from India and the newest in 33 years. Pioneering this revolution, Avantura Choppers will be the next glorious chapter of the Make In India story. We will reach out to our TG directly through their circles of influence and frequently in their environments of relevance, to immerse the brand in their eco-system. We look forward to meeting a lot of people at the forthcoming India Bike Week”.