Toyota Vios set to launch in India at Auto Expo 2018

first_imgToyota will launch a new compact sedan in India, with its unveiling set to take place at the next year’s Auto Expo. The all new Toyota Vios will mark the company’s entry in the compact sedan segment in India. However, the Vios that will come to India will most likely be in its 3rd generation when it comes to India as Toyota will unveil the new generation Vios at the Auto Expo 2018. Toyota recently launched the Vios facelift in Thailand.Engine:The India-bound Toyota Vios will come with only a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 106 bhp of peak power and 140 Nm of peak torque, mated to a new seven-speed CVT gearbox that the company plans to introduce in their upcoming models. This new gearbox is seen in the Vios launched in Thailand recently. Moreover, the new Toyota Vios will also come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The new Vios will come in 4 trim levels-  J, E, G and S.Toyota ViosDesign:The upcoming Toyota Vios will get a redesigned front grille and LED headlamps. While the base and mid-range trims will get Bi-LED headlamps, the top end variant will most likely get complex-LED headlamps in the front. The base model of the Toyota Vios will also get a back-up camera, similar to the upcoming Corolla Altis.Toyota ViosFeatures:On the inside, the upcoming Toyota Vios will get a touchscreen infotainment system, ABS with EBD, traction control, ISOFIX for child seats and dual airbags as standard.Toyota ViosDimensions:The upcoming Toyota Vios will come with a wheelbase of 2550 mm and measures 4,410mm in length, 1,700mm in width and 1,475mm in height and a ground clearance of 147mm.advertisementToyota ViosCompetition:The upcoming Toyota Vios will compete against the likes of  Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna in India.  Toyota ViosPrice:We expect the Toyota Vios to come for a price range of Rs 7 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 11 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).Toyota ViosALSO READ: Toyota to launch new Touring Sport variant of the Innova Crysta in AprilALSO READ: Toyota Corolla Altis facelift set for March 15 launchALSO READ: Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crystalast_img read more

Honda Cars domestic sales dip 4.83 pc to 14,838 units in Jan

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) Honda Cars India (HCIL) today reported a 4.83 per cent decline in its domestic sales to 14,838 units in January.The company had sold 15,592 units in the domestic market in January 2017, HCIL said in a statement.Last month, the company sold 422 units of small car Brio, 2,257 units of premium hatchback Jazz, 2,836 units of compact sedan Amaze and 3,968 units of mid-sized sedan City.The company also sold 4,273 units of its compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) WR-V. While SUV BR-V saw sales of 1,071 units, those of SUV CR-V stood at 11 units.In addition, it exported a total of 398 units during the month under review. PTI MSS SBTlast_img read more

Bhopal boat mishap claims 12 lives leaders fight over aid

first_imgBhopal: Twelve people drowned as two boats, interlinked with ropes, capsized during the Ganapati idol immersion at the Khatlapura Ghat of the lower lake, here at 4.30 a.m. Of the 23 people on-board, seven swam to safety and three persons were missing, said Irshad Wali, Bhopal (City) Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police. The mishap occurred near the newly renovated state police headquarters that also houses the State Disaster Rescue Force (SDRF). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Eleven victims have been identified as Parvez Khan (15), Rohit Maurya (30), Karan (16), Harsh(20), Sunny Thackeray (22), Rahul Verma (30), Vicky (28), Vishal (22), Arjun Sharma(18), Rahul Mishra (20) and Karan (26). According to eyewitnesses, one boat began to tilt dangerously while the idol was being pushed into the lake and people jumped on the other boat causing the disaster. A short video of the tragedy shows it took just about 40 seconds for the lives to be lost. No one was wearing life jacket. The boatmen too jumped to safety instead of saving others. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Those victims were residents of 100 quarters of Piplani, BHEL township. The SDRF teams, divers and police teams are searching for the missing through heavy rain. Chief Minister Kamal Nath ordered a magisterial inquiry, which was notified by Bhopal district collector Tarun Pithode. The authorities have registered an FIR against two boatmen — Akash Batham and Changu Batham — on a report filed by Nirmal Kumar Das. The Chief Minister also announced Rs 11 lakh aid to the victims’ kin. In an earlier announcement, the Chief Minister had announced Rs 4 lakh for the families of each deceased. On the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) demand for a higher aid, Kamal Nath said he could not go by the BJP’s assessment. The municipal corporation of Bhopal has also announced an assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the victims’ families. Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the negligence must not go unpunished. He said the assistance of Rs 4 lakh was a paltry amount and should be raised immediately to Rs 25 lakh and a job be offered to one family member of the victims, and wondered why the people were not equipped with life-jackets. Bhopal BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya backed Chouhan’s demand for raising the amount to Rs 25 lakh. On March 21, 2016, when Chouhan was the Chief Minister he had ordered a financial aid of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of five victims of a boat tragedy in the same lake. He had also asked officials to frame guidelines to prevent recurrence of such accidents. The guidelines were neither announced nor followed. In that case, 10 youths had reportedly gone to the lake for a party when their boat capsized. While five of them swam to safety, others were drowned. The lessons of the tragedy have been lost both on revellers and administration. The major lapse on the part of administration and organisers of the procession was that a 21-foot idol was not supposed to be immersed at the Khatlapura ghat where the tragedy occurred. The administration had not provided for a motor boat or searchlight, to be pressed into service during an emergency. They had also not deputed divers or set up a disaster management booth at the spot. Of the victims was 15-year-old Parvez Khan, a non-Hindu, who had regularly been installing an idol and participating in the festivities for some time. Parvez lost his father Saeed Khan when he was 12.last_img read more