Tesla Launches New Model 3 Long-Range RWD Variant in US; Check Price, Specifications and Features

New Delhi, July 13: Elon Musk-Run EV company Tesla has announced the launch of a new version of the Tesla Model 3 in the United States. The Model 3 Long Range RWD variant boasts new features and specifications and also comes in a variety of colour options. The rear-wheel drive configuration and long-range battery pack of the new Model 3 variant are anticipated to provide an exciting driving experience for its customers.

According to a report of The Verge, Tesla first introduced the Long Range RWD Model 3 in 2017 but stopped selling it two years later. The New Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD is available in several colour options, which include Stealth Gray, Pearl White, Deep Blue Metallic, Solid Black and Ultra Red. Hyundai EXTER Knight Edition Launched; Check Price of Each Variant, Specifications, Features of New Special Edition Car From Hyundai India.

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Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD Specifications and Features

As per reports, the new Tesla Model 3 version comes with 18-inch Photon wheels. The car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and is expected to reach a top speed of 125 mph. Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD comes with 363 miles of range, which is approximately 100 miles more range than the base Model 3. Mahindra XUV700 AX7, AX7 L Top-Spec Variants Get Affordable; Here’s How Much They Cost Now.

Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD Price

The new Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD will be available at USD 42,490. Customers who qualify and meet all the requirements can receive a USD 7,500 Federal Tax credit, which makes the starting price of Model 3 Long Range RWD at USD 34,990. The new Model 3 Long Range RWD is priced nearly USD 5,000 lower than the all-wheel-drive Long Range Model 3 but it is also USD 3,500 more expensive than the standard RWD Model 3.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 13, 2024 03:33 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

2024 Nissan X-Trail SUV To Get Panoramic Sunroof, ADAS & 3-Row Seating; Check New Teaser

The new-generation Nissan X-Trail 7-seater SUV will make its Indian debut later this month. It’s worth noting that the ‘X-Trail’ nameplate will make a comeback in India after a decade-long hiatus. The soon-to-be-launched X-Trail SUV will come to the country via the CBU route. Ahead of its official debut, the Japanese carmaker has released another teaser video of the full-size SUV. It gives us a glimpse of the interior and features onboard, confirming it will be a tech-laden offering.

The video also confirms an all-black cabin theme with a 7-seater configuration (2-3-2) wherein the second row is a bench seat, missing out on captain seats. Features on offer will include a dual-pane sunroof, touchscreen infotainment unit, a digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging, electronic parking brake with auto-hold, and more. It will also come with ADAS. 2024 Suzuki Swift Scores 3-Star Rating in Euro NCAP Crash Test.

Check out the new teaser video of the upcoming Nissan X-Trail SUV here:

The 2024 Nissan X-Trail will be a petrol-only model, so there will be no diesel powertrain. The SUV will draw power from a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, turbo petrol engine paired to a strong-hybrid system with an 8-step continuously variable transmission (CVT). The mill will be tuned to produce 201 bhp of maximum power with a peak torque of 305 Nm. Globally, the SUV gets both 2WD and 4WD drivetrain options. Hyundai EXTER Knight Edition Launched.

2024 Nissan X-Trail SUV Teaser (Photo Credits: Nissan India)

The fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail is likely to be priced between INR 35-40 lakh price range, making it a direct rival to the likes of Mahindra XUV700, Tata Safari, Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq, Toyota Innova HyCross, and Hyundai Tucson.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 14, 2024 11:54 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

Hyundai Motor Labour, Management Union Secures Wage Deal Without Strike for 6th Consecutive Year, Agrees on Highest Wage Increase in Company’s History

Seoul, July 13: Hyundai Motor’s labour and management have concluded their wage negotiations without a strike for the sixth year in a row, agreeing on the highest wage increase in the company’s history. The union said on Saturday its members have voted to accept a tentative wage deal reached earlier in the week.

Under the agreement, Hyundai will increase workers’ basic monthly pay by 4.65 percent, or 111,200 won ($81), and give a one-off performance-based bonus equivalent to 500 percent of the basic monthly salary, plus 18 million won, to each worker. In addition, each employee will receive 25 shares in the company, reports Yonhap news agency. Samsung Labour Union Strike: Unionised Workers at Samsung Declare ‘Indefinite General Strike’ Over Pay Raise.

The company also agreed to extend the maximum period for retired skilled workers to be reemployed as contract-based workers from the current one year to two years. The agreed-upon wage increase is the highest in the company’s history. With the unionised workers voting in favour of the deal, the carmaker has concluded wage bargaining without a strike since 2019. Hyundai Motor Labour Union Strike: Automobile Company’s Worker Union in South Korea Votes in Favour of Strike As Wage Talk Collapse.

The deal was reached just two days ahead of the union’s planned strike. It reportedly withdrew the strike plan after management agreed on the highest-ever wage raise and the two-year reemployment programme for skilled retired workers. “The union and the management will faithfully carry out their social roles as members of the global community and prepare together for a better future,” the automaker said in a statement. Both sides will hold a signing ceremony for this year’s wage deal on Monday.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 13, 2024 05:27 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

2024 Suzuki Swift Scores 3-Star Rating in Euro NCAP Crash Test; Watch Video

Mumbai, July 13: The new-generation Suzuki Swift, which retails in India as Maruti Suzuki Swift, has been crash-tested by Euro NCAP. For the uninitiated, the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) is a rating-based safety assessment program that gauges the crashworthiness and safety features of the vehicles sold in European countries. The Europe-spec hatchback has secured a three-star rating in the crash test by scoring 67 per cent for Adult Occupancy Protection (AOP) and 65 per cent for child occupant protection (COP). It also achieved 76 per cent for vulnerable road users.

Regarding the frontal offset impact test, the hatchback provided good head protection for adult occupancy. Still, the chest protection was rated weak for the driver and marginal for the front passenger. Also, leg protection was rated between adequate and marginal. Mahindra XUV700 AX7, AX7 L Top-Spec Variants Get Affordable.

Suzuki Swift hatchback crash tested by Euro NCAP, Watch Video:

In the full-width barrier test, the car provided marginal protection to the chest of driver and rear passenger. However, the head protection remained good. Chest protection was rated adequate, but the protection during the side pole impact test was good during the side barrier test. Moreover, head protection was shown as good in both tests.

The European Suzuki Swift, made in Japan, differs from the India-spec Maruti Suzuki Swift in terms of features, and the latter misses out on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The European model tested at Euro NCAP packed safety features like six airbags, seat-belt pre-tensioners and load limiters, and a seat-belt reminder system. BYD ATTO 3 Launched in India.

2024 Suzuki Swift crash tested by Euro NCAP (Photo Credits: Euro NCAP)

Additionally, it was equipped with ISOFIX child seat anchorage points in the second row. It’s worth noting that the passenger compartment of the Suzuki Swift was rated as stable in the frontal offset test.

Maruti Suzuki India packs Swift hatchback with safety features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, HSA, rear parking sensors, seat-belt reminder, speed alert system, ISOFIX child seat anchorage and more. It remains to be seen if the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift will be crash-tested by BNCAP in the coming months.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 13, 2024 11:05 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

John Deere Layoffs Continue: World’s Largest Farm Equipment Maker To Let Go More 345 Employees Amid Economic Challenges, Effective From September 20

Waterloo, July 12: John Deere has announced a new round of layoffs after cutting 610 employees last month. The latest round of John Deere layoffs was implemented as the demand from farmers dropped. Deere & Company, doing business as John Deere, reportedly informed the employees about the job cuts and said more than 345 people based in Waterloo would be affected. Previously, the layoffs were announced for employees from Illinois and Iowa who would have to leave the company on August 30, 2024.

As per a report published by The Gazette, John Deere, a US-based world’s largest agricultural equipment manufacturer, announced by emailing the employees that it would lay off more than 345 employees working at John Deere Waterloo Operations. The latest round of John Deere layoffs targeted the production department employees, effective September 20, 2024. The company added, “This layoff is indefinite and affects production workers with the least seniority at Waterloo Operations.” GE Appliances Layoffs: US-Based Home Appliances Manufacturer Will Lay Off Around 2,700 Employees Amid Challenges Faced by Appliance Industry

Moreover, the company laid off seven more employees at John Deere Coffeyville Works in Coffeyville, Kansas. John Deere will let go of these employees starting on August 9, 2024. The company said that despite being the most significant global agriculture equipment manufacturer, it faced major economic challenges like many other companies. The challenges included rising global manufacturing and operations costs and reduced customer demand. 

John Deere added that these changes were made due to declining product demand at the mentioned facilities. The report also noted the total number of employees working at these facilities. It said that John Deere Waterloo Operations had nearly 5,000 employees, of which 3,000 were working production and maintenance jobs. The John Deere Coffeyville Works had around 245 employees in total, and 145 worked in production. 

Previous John Deere Layoff Rounds

Last fall, the company had laid off 225 workers at Harvester Works in East Molin. After announcing the job cuts of 308 workers at the Waterloo factory in April, the agricultural equipment maker cut 190 in Waterloo and 34 jobs at Cylinder Works in Moline. In June 2024, it laid off 58 people at John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group in Urbandale, 49 at John Deere Waterloo Works and 16 at John Deere Des Moines Works. PwC China Layoffs: UK-Based Fintech Consulting Firm Lays Off 100 Employees From Various Departments After Losing 30 Major Clients in Country.

The same month, it laid more than 120 people at Seeding and Cylinder Operations in Moline. Again on July 1, the company reportedly announced reducing the workforce by cutting 280 jobs from August 30, 299 from production at John Deere Davenport Works, and 111 workers at John Deere Dubuque Works. 

2024 TVS Apache RTR 160 Racing Edition Launched in India; Check Price, Specifications and Features

Chennai, July 10: Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company on Wednesday widened its product portfolio with the launch of its popular motorcycle TVS Apache 2024 RTR 160 Racing Edition at Rs 1.28 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Equipped with a host of features, the motorcycle comes with an exclusive matte black colour, red alloy wheels, three ride modes — sport, urban and rain, digital Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) cluster and LED head and tail lamps, among others. Freedom 125 CNG Bike: Bajaj Auto Launches World’s First CNG-Powered Motorcycle in India With 125cc Engine; Check Price, Mileage, Colour Options and More.

“The TVS Apache series has consistently led the way in innovation, and bringing state-of-the-art technology to enthusiasts. With a robust community of 5.5 million TVS Apache riders worldwide, the launch underscores the company’s dedication to delivering aspirational products that reflect TVS Motor’s racing heritage and engineering excellence,” company head, Business – Premium, Vimal Sumbly said in a press release.

“..the all new 2024 TVS Apache RTR 160 Racing Edition is ready to set new standards in its segment, offering unmatched performance, advanced features and a unique race-inspired design,” he added. Triumph Daytona 660 To Soon Launch in India, Bookings Open; Check Specifications, Features and Expected Price.

The 2024 TVS Apache RTR 160 Racing Edition is priced at Rs 1,28,720 (ex-showroom Delhi,) and it is available for booking across the company dealerships, the statement said.

Mahindra XUV700 AX7, AX7 L Top-Spec Variants Get Affordable; Here’s How Much They Cost Now

Mumbai, July 11: Homegrown automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has announced a price cut on AX7 and AX7 L top-spec variants of the XUV700. The SUV maker says this price reduction of up to INR 2.2 lakh is to celebrate the third anniversary of the XUV700, which will be applicable till November 2024. It’s worth noting that this limited-period price rejig was announced after Mahindra recently introduced two new Forest and Burnt Sienna colourways to celebrate 2 lakh unit production milestone and a mid-spec AX5 trim for the SUV in the Indian market.

Mahindra XUV700 AX7 trim was previously available with a starting price of INR 21.44 lakh (ex-showroom). With new pricing coming into effect, the range now starts at 19.69 lakh (ex-showroom), seeing a price cut of INR 1.75 lakh. All variants of AX7 L trim see a price drop of up to INR 2.2 lakh, bringing down the price to INR 23.49 lakh (ex-showroom). BYD ATTO 3 Launched in India.

Mahindra announces price reduction on top-spec variants of the XUV700, Check here:

On the feature front, the top-spec variants come loaded with features like a panoramic sunroof, dual display units (for the infotainment and instrument panel), Level 2 ADAS, adaptive cruise control, 12 Sony speakers, a powered driver seat with memory and welcome function, and more. Mahindra XUV700 SUV Surpasses 2 Lakh Unit Production Mark; Celebrates With Two New Colours.

Mahindra XUV700 SUV comes with a choice of petrol and diesel engines. The petrol mill is a 2.0-litre, 200 PS unit while the oil burner is a 2.2-litre, 185 PS mHawk engine. The former is offered with automatic transmission only, whereas the diesel version gets both manual and automatic transmissions.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 11, 2024 11:30 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

BYD ATTO 3 Launched in India; Check Price, Range, Specifications and Features of BYD Auto’s New Electric Car

New Delhi, July 10: BYD India has introduced its new electric SUV variants in India for the BYD ATTO 3 model. BYD India has already introduced its BYD Seal with a claimed 650km range per charge. The new ATTO 3 electric car has several new features and designs that stand out. The Chinese carmaker said the BYD ATTO 3 features impressive front fascia, LED headlights, a one-piece LED Taillight Strip, and dynamic and powerful waistlines.

In terms of design, the car has a unique and elegant look for an electric car. Beyond the exteriors, the BYD ATTO 3 also comes with a comfortable interior design with all modern features. The electric car is available in the attractive Cosmos Black Edition and comes in three variants: Dynamic, Premium, and Superior.   Hyundai Exter Knight Edition Teased, Launch Is Imminent; Check Expected Specifications, Features and Likely Price.

BYD ATTO 3 Interior, Exterior Design and Features

The BYD ATTO 3 interior features a masculine streamlined centre console, grip-style door handles, and dumbbell-style air conditioning vents. The panoramic sunroof measures 1,261mm in length and 849mm in width and extends back to the second row, offering a broader view from the top. The sporty interior also features a modern-style dynamic cockpit. BYD ATTO 3 is launched with a 12.8-inch adaptive rotating suspension electronic rod.

Further, the car offers wireless charging for mobile phones, a 360-degree holographic transparent imaging system, a one-touch electric control tailgate, an NFC card key to unlock the vehicle, and more. The new ATTO 3 from BYD Auto offers safety to the drivers and passengers with its seven airbags and all-around airbag SRS protection system. The system includes front double airbags and front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, and far-side airbags on the driver’s side.

In terms of performance, the car has a BYD Intelligent Driving System that offers a safer and more reliable driving experience. BYD ATTO 3 also sports AEB (Automatic Emergency Braking), AAC (Adaptive Cruise Control), and BSD (Blind Spot Detection). The car’s exterior is sportier, with its headlights, taillights, and magic boot space, which offers more storage options. Tesla’s Robotaxi To Launch on August 8, Elon Musk Expects Quasi-Infinite Demand; Check Details.

BYD ATTO 3 Range, Performance and Price

The new ATTO 3 performs well, with its 150kW peak power and 310Nm torque offering an efficient riding experience. The car picks up from 0 to 100kmph within just 7.3 seconds. The claimed BYD ATTO 3 range is 512km on a single charge. The BYD ATTO 3 price in India starts at INR 24.99 lakh, reportedly making it accessible to a wider audience in the country.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 10, 2024 05:30 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

Hyundai EXTER Knight Edition Launched; Check Price of Each Variant, Specifications, Features of New Special Edition Car From Hyundai India

New Delhi, July 10: Hyundai India launched its Hyundai EXTER variant today in India with notable upgrades and features. The company already shared a teaser video showcasing the upcoming car’s front design, featuring the familiar H-shaped headlights. The company did not share many details on its social media post with the teaser video; however, the reports hinted that it would be called Hyundai EXTER Knight edition. 

As per the report by CarandBikeHyundai has launched the new 2024 Hyundai EXTER Knight edition in multiple variants. Each variants come with different prices and two transmission – MT (Manual Transmission) and AMT(Automated Manual Transmission). This is the fourth in the lineup to launch with “Knight” features. Previously, the report said that the company had introduced it with its Hyundai Venue and after Pre-Lift Creta. Tata Curvv, Tata Curvv EV Test Models Teased Ahead of Launch; Check Details (Watch Video).

Hyundai EXTER Knight Edition Teaser Video, Watch Here:

Hyundai India Launches EXTER Knight Edition in India

Hyundai EXTER Knight Edition Design, Interior and Exterior 

The new Hyundai EXTER Knight edition comes with all-black theme with red accents on the seats, floor mats, steering wheels, and air conditioner vents. The EXTER Knight comes with a blacked-out body parts including side sills, front and rear skid plates, Hyundai logo, on its alloy wheels and EXTER name badgeTesla’s Robotaxi To Launch on August 8, Elon Musk Expects Quasi-Infinite Demand; Check Details.

Hyundai EXTER Knight Edition Engine, Transmission 

Hyundai EXTER Knight Edition retains the same 1.2 l Kappa Petrol naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual or AMT transmission. The engine can reportedly churn a maximum of 83hp power and 144Nm torque. The car comes in four major variants with MT and AMT transmissions -SX, SX (Dual Tone), SX (O) and SX (O) Connect (Dual Tone). 

Hyundai EXTER Knight Edition Price in India

Hyundai has launched its EXTER Knight edition in India starting at INR 8.38 lakh to INR 10.43 lakh. Check the prices of each variants here.

  • Hyundai EXTER Knight SX with MT – INR 8.83 lakh
  • Hyundai EXTER Knight SX (Dual Tone) with MT – INR 8.62 lakh
  • Hyundai EXTER Knight SX (O) with MT – INR 9.71 lakh
  • Hyundai EXTER Knight SX (O) Connect (Dual Tone) with MT – INR 9.86 lakh
  • Hyundai EXTER Knight SX with AMT – INR 9.05 lakh
  • Hyundai EXTER Knight SX (Dual Tone) with AMT – INR 9.30 lakh
  • Hyundai EXTER Knight SX (O) with AMT – INR 10.15 lakh
  • Hyundai EXTER Knight SX (O) Connect (Dual Tone) with AMT – INR 10.43 lakh

The car comes in all-black colour scheme and red accent giving it a distinct look and multiple features. The new Knight edition EXTER is expected to go against Tata Punch and Citroen C3 models.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 10, 2024 03:30 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

Job Creation in India: EV Adoption in India Can Create Million Jobs in India by 2030, Help Save USD 10 Billion, Says Former CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant

New Delhi, July 9: Highlighting the need to create a new overarching strategy for road transport that can boost transition to Electric Vehicles (EV), G20 Sherpa and former NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said that EV adoption could save $10 billion and create millions of jobs by 2030. “There is a need to develop a new overarching strategy for road transport that can accelerate the EV transition by 2030,” Kant wrote in a post on X.

He also mentioned that this transition should focus on fully electrifying India’s 50 most polluted cities by 2030. “This could save $10 billion by 2030 and generate millions of jobs, positioning India as a global EV manufacturing leader,” the G20 Sherpa mentioned. Kant also shared an article written by him along with the post, in which he mentioned that the first step should be to electrify two-wheelers, three-wheelers, light commercial vehicles, and buses, as they are key contributors to tailpipe emissions. Xiaomi Showcases SU7 Luxury Sedan in India, Aims To Source 55% Phone Components Locally in Country Aligning With ’Make in India’s Initiative.

Amitabh Kant Says India Can Save USD 10 Billion, Generate Millions of Jobs:

“These cities alone account for over 40 per cent of the nation’s vehicle registrations. If these cities achieve 100 per cent electrification in new vehicle sales by 2030, India will be well on its way to sharply reducing its oil needs,” he said. As per the World Air Quality Report 2023, India ranked among the top three countries with the highest PM2.5 levels and is home to 42 cities among the top 50 with the worst air quality. UP Government Offering 100% Waver on Registration Fees for Strong Hybrid EVs and Plug-In Hybrid EVs To Boost Green Transportation.

As mentioned by Kant, transportation emissions play a significant role, accounting for 14 per cent of energy-related CO2 emissions in India and heavily contributing to PM2.5, PM10, and NOx emissions. The EV market in the country is currently valued at $5.61 billion (2023) and is projected to reach $50 billion by 2030, potentially creating at least 5 million direct and up to 50 million indirect jobs, he noted.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 09, 2024 05:33 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).