Auto News Highlights:- KIA EV6 Production, Husqvarna 125cc Bike, Oppo Self Driving Car, 2021 Skoda Fabia Breaks Cover Globally, Renault Kiger Price Hike.
KIA EV6 Production To Begin Soon
Korean carmaker Kia Corporation has said that its first electric vehicle. The EV6 has recorded an enormous number of pre-sale orders in Europe. As per the Korean carmaker, pre-sale orders for EVs have arrived at 7,000 units. In Britain, France, Germany, and other significant economies, numbers set to expand.
The production of the EV6 will begin in the year. Kia had launched its crossover EV based on a devoted stage a month ago. And got 21,016 pre-orders on the main day of its launch in South Korea, establishing another standard among the automaker’s SUV models.
Beginning interest for the EV6 has far surpassed Kia’s business focus of 13,000 units during the current year at its home market. The carmaker is focusing to sell 17,000 EV6 this year in abroad business sectors.
Kia Corporation has given a proclamation today that read, “Kia has opened manufacturing plant orders for the historic EV6 following an effective European reservation stage. The brand got 33,000 possibilities, including 7,300 reservations. What’s more, in excess of 26,000 clients showed interest in Kia’s initially committed battery electric vehicle. Because of this wonderful exhibition, Kia as of now gets 300% of the normal deals volume for 2021. Clients will actually want to arrange the EV6 from their nearby vendor from today, in front of creation beginning mid-2021.”
In Europe, the Kia EV6 is priced at 44,990 euros, converted to about ₹40 lakh INR.
Husqvarna 125cc Bike Production Starts At Bajaj’s Chakan Plant
Bajaj Auto has begun the production of the 125cc Husqvarna models (Vitpilen 125 and Svartpilen 125) at its Chakan production line situated close to Pune, India. The bikes are set to go at a sale in the European business sectors soon. However, there is no confirmation on the off chance that they will be sold in India or not.
The smaller Husqvarna bike will come dependent on the current 250 cc models from the Swedish motorcycle maker. Externally, they will include a similar aggressive design while the mechanical details will be taken from the KTM 125 Duke. At the core of the bike will sit a similar 125cc, single-cylinder, fluid cooled engine from its Austrian partner. This motor is liable for conveying 15 bhp of force and 12 Nm of torque force and comes with a six-speed gearbox.
The key highlights of the 125cc Husqvarna models may incorporate full-LED lighting, an advanced instrument bunch, and a swingarm-mounted tire hugger. They may likewise utilize wire-talked wheels, not at all like the current 250 cc line that component composites.
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Regarding equipment gear, the new Husqvarna 125 model reach will come loaded with WP-sourced telescopic front forks which will be backed by a rear mono-stun. There will likewise be a security net of ABS on brakes.
Oppo To Build Its Own Self-Driving Car
Chinese smartphone manufacturers could be the most recent from the tech business to venture into the auto sector soon. As per reports in Chinese media, the organization is apparently on an employing binge searching for individuals engaged with the auto inventory network.
Oppo is the second greatest smartphone manufacturer in China, which additionally claims well-known cell phone brands like OnePlus, Vivo, and Realme. It has a market share of around 8% with more than 112 million cell phones delivered a year ago across the world, including India.
As per reports in China, Oppo is as of now wanting to produce its own vehicle. It is accounted for that Oppo’s prime supporter and CEO Tony Chen is searching for assets and abilities filling in as a component of the auto production network. It additionally guarantees that Oppo is likewise genuinely concentrating to see how to construct a vehicle. However, it has not yet officially began the venture.
2021 Skoda Fabia Breaks Cover Globally No Plans To Launch In India Soon
Czech carmaker Skoda has disclosed the fourth-gen 2021 Fabia in Prague. The new Fabia has bigger in size and accompanies increased comfort features, many advanced safety and assistance systems.
The 2021 Fabia is probably going to launch in September this year for the worldwide business sectors. But there will be no such plans for India soon. Skoda used to offer Fabia for the Indian market even a couple of years prior. Still, the carmaker is not ready to launch it soon. Zac Hollis, Director at Skoda Auto India said, “There are presently no designs to dispatch Fabia in India.”
The wheelbase of the Skoda Fabia has developed by 94 mm to 2,564 mm which permits more space for travelers. The width of the new Fabia has likewise expanded by 48 m to 1,780 mm. Taking everything into account, the 2021 Fabia offers a second degree of the autonomous driving element. Automatic parking system and Emergency braking among other safety features.
Read detailed review here: Skoda Fabia Next-Gen Revealed Globally
Renault Kiger Price Hiked By ₹33,000
French carmaker Renault has increased the costs of its subcompact SUV Kiger that was launched in February this year. The SUV, which is as of now the most affordable in India. Has seen a climb of up to ₹33,000 inside a quarter of a year of its dispatch.
Despite the fact that Renault has not authoritatively given any explanation for the climb. But, the worldwide chip shortage could be one reason behind its choice.
Renault Kiger SUV was launch in India in February this year at a beginning cost of ₹5.45 lakh. While the cost of the base variations RXE Energy MT and RXE Energy MT Dual Tone stay the same at ₹5.45 lakh and ₹5.65 lakh respectively. The cost of most different variations has seen an increment going somewhere in the range of ₹3,000 and ₹33,000.