Short News: Today’s news has 2 Exciting Releases from Auto Giants BMW and Mercedes. New Toyota Service Campaign and Kia Success Export.


Kia begins Seltos SUV exports.

Kia Motors Asian country is the latest Indian maker to start commercialism its made-in-India product. The Korean automaker has shipped its initial export consignment of 471 Seltos SUVs in a Gregorian calendar month from the city Port.

It is understood that the destination of the exported SUVs is South America, though details of the cargo have nevertheless to be received. different export markets on the cards for the corporate area unit the center East and South Asian countries.

On Gregorian calendar month, five, city Port Trust had signed a memorandum of Agreement with Kia Motors {india|India|Republic of Asian country|Bharat|Asian country|Asian nation} and its supply partner Glovis India Anantapur Pvt Ltd for the export of cars through city Port. The agreement, that is valid until 2029, was signed by Mukesh Balani, traffic manager, city Port Trust, and writer Soo Kim, chief operative officer, Kia Motors, within the presence of P Raveendran, chairman, city Port Trust; Cyril C George, deputy chairman, city Port Trust; M M Parthiban, Principal Commissioner of Customs, and Jim Young Kim, manager, Glovis.


Mercedes-Benz G 350d launched at Rs 1.5 crore.

Mercedes-Benz has expanded the enduring G-class zero in India with the launch of the G 350d at Rs one.5 crore. The German automaker’s new giving considerably undercuts the AMG G63 that was introduced in our market late last year at a sticker worth of Rs a pair 1.19 crore. This additionally marks the primary time a non-AMG version of the hardcore G-class SUV has been created on the market in India.

While the souped-up AMG G63 is steam-powered by a 585hp, 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 gas motor, the G three50d makes use of a additional rational 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder diesel motor that puts out a robust 286hp and 600Nm of torsion. this can be an identical unit that will duty on the Mercedes S 350d and per se, is BS6-compliant. Power is transferred to any or all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic drive and tho’ the G 350d could be down on grunt compared to its AMG sib, it definitely isn’t any slouch – the close to a pair of.5-tonne SUV will hit 100kph from a standstill in an exceedingly claimed 7.4sec.


India-bound BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé revealed.

1.    Innovative drive technologies

2.    Excellent driving dynamics

3.    Sporty, progressive exterior design

4.    Premium ambience in the interior

5.    Connectivity at the highest level    

BMW has distended its sedan line-up with the new a pair of Series granny car – its first-ever little four-door car. The manufacturing business guarantees that the machine has been developed with a spotlight on driving dynamics. As we have a tendency to antecedently reported, the BMW a pair of Series granny car can build its thanks to the Indian market in 2020-21.

The new Mercedes-Benz CLA rival expands the two Series international line-up aboard the prevailing car, convertible and active tourer – though it’s designed in a unique platform from these models. whereas the car can continue as rear-wheel drive, the new granny car is front-wheel drive and uses an equivalent FAAR design because of the recently launched (and closely related) one Series.

There will initially be three variants of the 2 Series Gran Coupé on offer in the European markets. The 218i features a 140hp/220Nm, 1.5-litre petrol unit; and the 220d is powered by a 190hp/400Nm, 2.0-litre diesel engine. The range-topping M235i xDrive gains all-wheel drive along with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, twin-turbocharged petrol engine which produces 306hp and 450Nm of torque. BMW claims a 0-100kph time of 4.9sec with a limited top speed of 250kph. The 218i gets a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic gearbox while other models have an 8-speed automatic ‘box as standard.


Toyota launches special service campaign.

Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota commenced producing operations in our market in 1999 and, in an attempt to celebrate its 20-year journey within the Indian automotive landscape, the corporate has proclaimed a three-month ‘Service Carnival’ for its customers. The special service program is valid from Oct one, 2019, until the top of the civil year and may be availed by Toyota customers at any of the brand’s authorized dealerships across the country.

As a part of the campaign, house owners will avail special edges on automotive union and maintenance, replacement of components and different added services for his or her Toyota models this gala season. the corporate is providing discounts of up to 20 % throughout general repairs on applicable dance orchestra components and labor prices. Innova Crysta and Fortuner house owners are entitled to discounts to the tune of twenty % on the Toyota VCare service, which has the necessary 14-point safety check. Moreover, worth adscititious services, like tyre and battery replacement, ar being extended with special offers too.

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