A direct descendant of the RSV4, the seven-time World SBK champion bike and newly topped champion on the Superstock one thousand FIM Cup, Tuono V4 1100 RR is adrenaline in its purest state. The launch of the Fuga factors to the fact that Nissan is trying hard to meet up with its extra illustrious rival Toyota. Nissan is enjoying catch as much as Toyota which has hybrid variations of its Lexus fashions. Even Honda also affords hybrid versions of Perception, Fit and CR-Z.
In 1983 Aprilia launched to St a hundred twenty five road bike. The hybrid model switches between a gasoline engine and an electrical motor to ship a extra fuel efficient drive, reducing down on fuel emissions and increasing mileage a hundred%. The Tuono is a handful – such is the character of fast bikes – however the thing that separates fashionable bikes from old widowmakers is the addition of extremely smart digital rider aids.
M and M to Revive Jeep
Jeep has always been every adventurer’s dream. When Mahindra & Mahindra stopped classic Jeep’s production a decade back, many of its admirers were devastated. But now they can rejoice because M&M is bringing back Jeep. For those who grew up watching iconic Jeep dominating roads, it is an ultimate symbol of machismo. Jeep was a sturdy and reliable vehicle which was used by anybody who wanted more from a vehicle be it the police forces or a politician from the badlands of U.P. who wanted to address and impress the public.
Jeep’s revival plans are at its last stages and M&M is busy finalizing the nitty-gritties. Industry analysts expect the announcement by the year end. The soft-roof Jeep powered by a 2.6 liter turbo-charged engine is expected to cost Rs 4.5-5.5 lakh. It will be targeted towards Indian tourist sector in Kerala, North East India and Rajasthan. The company is hoping to sell 5,000 units per year initially. One unnamed source from M&M revealed that this is part of M&M’s strategy to do been seen as something different from its rivals. They do not expect it to sell like hotcakes but they simply want brand positioning.
Maruti Gypsy production has already been curtailed and this brings a unique opportunity to M&M to penetrate this hitherto untapped segment. This will enable Mahindra & Mahindra to easy increase volumes. The branding of the vehicle is still been undecided.
Back in June 1949, Mahindra started production of Willys Overland Jeep in India at its plant in Mumbai. The company subsequently introduced several versions of the vehicle though the exteriors remained mostly same. In 1991, M&M brought out the ‘Commander’, which was hugely popular. M&M even exports fully-loaded jeep ‘Thar’ to South Africa.
M&M has big plans for passenger car segment in India and is now increasingly been seen as major manufacturer in a crowded market place dominated by Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. Many of global and Indian giants have ambitious plans for Indian market which has a huge demand for … Read More...