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KTM Duke 125 Official Video

Posted: 29 Sep 2010 04:25 AM PDT

KTM Duke is Dirt bike by KTM which is expected in India next year. We have already reported about the same below :

KTM 125 Sports Bike KTM Duke India

KTM had recently put a video of the bike on its official YouTube Channel. Have a look :


The bike looks sporty and fun, lets wait for it to be launched and have our hands on it.

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Maruti SX4 Hybrid And EECO Charge Electric Car Handed Over To Delhi Govt. For CWG 2010

Posted: 29 Sep 2010 04:08 AM PDT

We had earlier published exclusive images of two of Maruti Suzuki's Eco-Friendly cars to be demonstrated at the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi. Check out the links below for exclusive pictures and review :

Below is the official press release from Maruti Suzuki for handling over of these two cars- Maruti SX4 Hybrid and Maruti EECO to Govt. of Delhi for CWG 2010.

New Delhi, September 28, 2010
India’s car market leader Maruti Suzuki today handed over first lot of Two Maruti Suzuki SX4 Hybrid cars and One ‘Eeco Charge’ to Mr Arvinder Singh Lovely, Hon’ble Minister of Transport for NCT Delhi. The vehicles intended for use at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, were handed over by Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, in the city.

Maruti Suzuki has made ready a lot of 14 future technology vehicles for the use at Commonwealth Games. These include 10 Maruti Suzuki SX4 Hybrid Cars and 4 Maruti Suzuki ‘Eeco Charge’ vehicles. The balance vehicles will be handed over to the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee for use by the Officials during the Commonwealth Games.

On the occasion Mr. Shinzo Nakanishi said, “I am happy that engineers at Maruti Suzuki have developed these future technology vehicles. This project has helped our engineers to increase their knowledge and enhance their R&D capability. We are grateful to the Government for their leadership to promote green technology in automobiles. Maruti Suzuki is happy to be associated with the Commonwealth Games national initiative, through these vehicles.”

Maruti Suzuki has developed the SX4 Hybrid vehicles and ‘Eeco Charge’ concept vehicles as a part of the demonstration fleet. The demonstration of the fleet of SX4 Hybrids and ‘Eeco Charge’ vehicles at the Commonwealth Games 2010, is in line with the ambitious NHPP and MNRE program outline.

SX4 Hybrid and ‘Eeco Charge’ concept development has been taken up by Maruti Suzuki as a part of the Government initiated and SIAM coordinated NHPP & MNRE National Hybrid Propulsion Program (NHPP) and the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Sources (MNRE)’s High Energy Density Battery Development Program.

Capability building @ Maruti Suzuki

The development of Hybrid and Electric vehicles is one of the exciting initiatives undertaken by Maruti Suzuki to enhance its R&D capabilities and gear itself for greener technologies. Through this exercise Maruti Suzuki is keen to expand its learning’s on green technologies that put minimal stress on non-renewable energy. A team of 25 Maruti Suzuki engineers worked on this project with global hybrid technology and component suppliers.

These future technology vehicles by Maruti Suzuki demonstrate how eco-friendliness and personal mobility can be packaged together as an exciting product. These concepts have been developed by a team of Maruti Suzuki engineers and were showcased at Delhi Auto Expo 2010.

‘SX4 Hybrid’

SX4 Hybrid is a Full Parallel Hybrid with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) on a sedan platform. SX4 Hybrid presents a case of evolution of transportation system with elements of flexibility, style and eco-friendliness. SX4 Hybrid offers mobility solution in an eco-friendly yet stylish manner.

The hybrid system used in the SX4 Hybrid features an electric motor and twin clutch arrangement with advance Lithium-ion battery technology. This concept combines a 1.2 litre K-series petrol engine and a 50 kW electric motor along with 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission. Together, these provide high fuel economy with lower emissions. The SX4 Hybrid is also capable of running solely on its electric motor, offering a further boost to fuel efficiency and zero emission modes in city driving. The SX4 hybrid offers 25 per cent more fuel efficiency compared to conventional gasoline vehicle.

‘EECO Charge’

‘Eeco Charge’ is a zero-emission, pure electric vehicle developed on a MPV platform. It is powered by a 50kW motor and a 24kWh Lithium-ion battery. On full charge it promises a driving range of around 100km and attains top speed of 100 km per hour. The ‘Eeco Charge’ also has the ‘Sport Mode’ for acceleration enthusiast. The battery for ‘Eeco Charge’ has been packaged under floor for better drivability and retaining ample boot space. The real time display of State of Charge and ‘Distance to Empty’ addresses user’s anxiety. The ‘Eeco Charge’ can be charged using household power source.

About NHPP and MNRE

The National Hybrid Propulsion Programme (NHPP) is an initiative of the Government of India. It is a public-private partnership initiative and India’s first in hybrid technology; being jointly funded by Govt. of India and Indian Automotive OEM’s. NHPP is expected to develop awareness and generate interest in the Indian automobile market to the world of hybrids.

Considering the importance of battery technology for successful EV/HEV development, MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable energy) has initiated a program on high energy density battery. The objective of this joint program, funded by Govt. of India & automotive OEM’s, is to carry out the local development of high energy Li-ion battery packs by battery manufactures for pure electric/ hybrid electric vehicles.

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has formed a core group of OEM’s to take these projects forward. In this initiative SIAM functions as a nodal agency for OEM’s, component manufacturers and Government of India. In line with Phase I of the project, OEM’s are to showcase their Hybrid and Electric vehicles during Commonwealth Games 2010.

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Relio Quick Auto Mall 2010 In Gurgaon From 6th to 10th October

Posted: 28 Sep 2010 11:00 PM PDT

We have received the official press release of the upcoming auto show in Gurgaon – "Relio Quick Auto Mall 2010 – India's Largest Multicity Automobile Show Rebounds to Delhi NCR with extra Speed, Style & Spectacle" from October 6 to October 10 2010. So if you are an auto enthusiast and want to treat your eyes with some auto stuff, you can visit it. Below is the official press release document:

This time with an added dose of glitz, glamour and technology to enthuse the auto lovers across Delhi-NCR, Relio Quick Auto Mall is returning from 6th to 10th October, 2010 as one of the important events of Gurgaon Shopping Festival, at Leisure Valley, Sec-29, Gurgaon.


Auto Mall 2010 will fulfill the penchant of auto Industry as well as the customers of a quality exhibition. An extravaganza slated to be full of action and entertainment, it will host some of the best national and international automobile brands in the country along with related products and services. It will create an excellent platform for manufacturers, retailers, dealers to showcase their innovative creations, hottest products and latest technologies to the potential buyers under one roof.

For the first time, the Premium Lounge of Auto Mall 2010 will showcase lifestyle products including luxury cars and bikes for the "high fliers". Along with display of luxury cars and bikes, the visitors will get to experience true lifestyle across categories like Luxury Homes and Villas; Aviation and Yachts; along with other High-end Lifestyle Brands.

The show will be different from the usual auto-shows in that it will have Style biking by India's finest stunt riders, Super Bike Display, "Think Green – Drive Green" lounge showcasing environment friendly vehicles and technology, Concept Car & Bike competition that will also involve budding talents from engineering institutes, Live Design Shows by Design Studios, Corporate and Colleges, Auto Job Fair, Vintage and Classic Car display.

"Relio Quick Auto Mall has enjoyed immense success over the years and to add value to its already unique identity, the forthcoming Auto Mall 2010 is going a step forward by adding a touch of glitz to the event. Auto Mall 2010 aims to combine various Auto Brands from different categories along with lifestyle entities to create a spectacle that will not only entertain but mesmerize its participants and visitors. We are delighted and equally energized to bring Auto Mall 2010 with lager participation to Delhi-NCR," says Mr. Sandeep Kapoor, Managing Director, Relio Quick India Pvt. Ltd.

As a curtain raiser to the event, a Vintage & Classic Car Rally will be organized on Sunday, 3rd October, 2010, two days before the event begins. The spectators will get a glimpse of about 30 very rare collectors' cars of yesteryears and bring back the nostalgia for the vintage car connoisseurs. Vintage & Classic Cars shall also be on display at Auto Mall 2010.

Auto Mall, a novel concept from Relio Quick, has been organized successfully over the years in various cities across the country, viz. Delhi (Jan 2009), Chandigarh (March 2009), Bengaluru (Nov 2009), Chandigarh (Feb 2010), Mumbai (March 2010) and Bengaluru (Sep 2010). Each of the shows has been witness to an overwhelming participation from all the key automobile brands including BMW, Skoda, Honda, Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen, Volvo, Nissan, Hyundai, General Motors, Toyota, Mahindra Renault, Mitsubishi, Ford, Tata Motors, FIAT, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ducati, Hero Honda, Yamaha, Bajaj Auto, TVS, Honda Motorcycles, Suzuki, Mahindra 2 Wheelers, Royal Enfield, etc besides financial institutions like HDFC, SBI, IDBI, SBOP, PNB, to name a few.

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