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Toyota-badged Vitara Brezza to follow launch of Baleno in 2020-21

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New Delhi: After news of Toyota and Suzuki launching some new models in India breaks media headlines, the market has been following developments keenly, waiting to know about launch of its new model Vitara Brezza.

Just last week, we learned that the first of the shared models, the Toyota-badged Baleno, will be launched in the second half of 2019. Now, we can confirm the Toyota-badged Vitara Brezza will follow the launch of Toyota’s Baleno-but it will only be launched sometime between 2020 and 2021.

 

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Speaking to Autocar India, N Raja, deputy managing director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “The Vitara Brezza is part of our future plans. The (Toyota-badged) Baleno is for this year; the Vitara Brezza is for next year or the year after. It’s yet to be decided.”

As we’d reported earlier, the model-sharing exercise between Toyota and Suzuki will involve more than just plain badge-engineering. Toyota’s version of the Vitara Brezza will likely feature a number of soft part changes, and could get a new grille, redesigned bumpers and lights to give it a distinct identity.

 

After launch of Baleno, Toyota all set to roll out Vitara Brezza in 20-21:

 

Raja, however, confirmed changes will be kept to a minimum. The reason is simple-any further differentiation in the products-involving sheet metal changes-would require higher investment and would drive up costs, something Toyota wants to keep in control. Instead, the company’s plan is to add value to the car-buying experience, and tap into its existing customer base and ensure they stay within the Toyota fold.

 

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Cosmetic changes for the exteriors and interiors aside, under the skin, Toyota’s version of the Vitara Brezza will be identical to the Maruti Suzuki model and will share its engines and gearboxes.

The Vitara Brezza will get Maruti Suzuki’s new, developed in-house 1.5-litre diesel engine before the BS VI norms come into effect, and so, Toyota’s version of the Vitara Brezza is also likely to have the same engine.

 

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India to sale only three wheel electric vehicles by 2023

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New Delhi: The Government of India has taken initiative to reduce air pollution with idea of manufacturing three wheel electric vehicles. Orders have been given to auto mobile industry to start sale of three wheel electric vehicles by 2023.

Two wheeler with engine capacity of 150cc, which are coming out of showroom has to come in power by electricity from April 2025.

 

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A high level government panel is willing to reduce vehicular pollution for bringing major changes in the country. More than two crore units of vehicles are sold annually, which creates traffic of more than 3 quarter in India.

This decision will not impact the registration of vehicles up to cut-off date as they would already be in action.

 

Only three-wheeler electric vehicles to play on roads by 2023:

 

The Government will provide 4-6 years transition window during which they will provided auto industry some time so that they can recover large amount of money which they will be spending in manufacturing BS-VI complaint vehicles from April next year.

Inter ministerial steering committee Niti Aayog and CEO Amitabh Kant is giving deadline to auto industry for delivering vehicles, school and city buses.

 

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Though, auto mobile industry will find it difficult to complete their work within given time limit.

The committee is putting all their efforts to double subsidy and to make electric three wheelers to Rs 20000 per kilo watt hour so that it could become as affordable as fossil fuel.

Government is contemplating to give strict fuel efficiency rules for petrol and diesel vehicles. The government is also providing financial and other concession for electric segment.

 

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