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Toyota Kirloskar Ltd unveiled telematics services at Auto Expo



telematicGreater Noida:The Indian joint venture of Japanese auto major Toyota Kirloskar Ltd unveiled telematics services for its customers at the Auto Expo here on Thursday.

“The cloud-based telematics services under brand name Toyota Connect will give customers access to our global standard of personalised services from mid-2016,” the company said in a statement.

The integrated platform is supported by a call centre and dealer network and service providers as in Japan and the US.

“Our car owners will be able to access the call centre through a smartphone application,” Toyota Motor Corporation general manager Makoto Aihara said in the statement.

With host of services like 24X7 assisted navigation and live-traffic information, 24X7 GPS location-based road side assistance, online maintenance appointment booking, live check of service progress, e-payment etc, the dedicated service will support customer’s driving and lifestyle needs.



Purchasing these six automobiles can cost dear on your pocket: Check hiked price



Tata Motors will increase the prices of its passenger vehicle (PV) range, which includes the Safari, Harrier, Nexon, Altroz, Tigor and Tiago, from May 8. While the price hike will vary according to model and variant, it will average 1.8 per cent.

The customers who have already booked a Tata PV or are going to book one today, will not be affected by the price hike.

The automobile manufacturer’s flagship vehicle, Tata Safari, is priced between Rs 14,69,000 and Rs 21,45,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the Tata Harrier is available in the price range of Rs 13,99,500 to Rs 20,45,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Tata Nexon is offered in the price bracket of Rs 7,09,900 to Rs 12,79,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The Tata Altroz’s price starts at Rs 5,69,500 and goes up to Rs 9,45,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Tata Tigor sits in the price range of Rs 5,49,500 to Rs 7,63,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Tata Tiago’s price ranges from Rs 4,85,500 to Rs 6,84,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

“Increase in prices of commodities, such as steel and precious metals, necessitates us to pass on a part of it through increase in price of our products. Keeping in mind the interest of customers who have booked cars already, we are offering price protection for all bookings done till date (on or before May 7, 2021),” Tata Motors PV Business Unit President Shailesh Chandra said.

“This price increase will be effective for bookings made thereafter (effective May 8, 2021). Our ‘New Forever’ product range continues to witness strong acceptance in the market and we are thankful to our customers for their continued trust in the brand,” he added.


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