The Tata Motors CEO Guenter Butschek has come out strongly against incentives for hybrid cars. A recent proposal at the Ministry of Heavy Industry seeks to cut taxes on hybrid cars, bring them at par with electric cars that are taxed at only 12 % GST. Currently, hybrids are taxed at 43 %. The steep reduction in duty on hybrid cars is said to be sought by Maruti Suzuki and Toyota, which already have mild hybrids and full-hybrid cars respectively. On the other hand, car makers such as Mahindra and Tata Motors have been betting big on electric cars. Both automakers produce electric cars in India, which are also a part of a government program that seeks to make electric cars more popular by making government departments shift to them from petrol/diesel powered cars. Meanwhile, here is what Guenter Butschek said, I don’t get it anymore, I really don’t. Why do we consistently go from left to right instead of aligning everything towards electrification. The MOVE summit was about … [Read more...] about Tata Motors CEO: Tax benefits on hybrid cars (Maruti Ciaz & Toyota Prius) is a backward step
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The fourth-generation Toyota Prius received a mid-life facelift this month. Here’s how the MY2019 model and the original MY2016 stack up.The fourth generation Toyota Prius’ design wasn’t received all that well, and the facelift has brought perceivable revisions. For MY2019, the hybrid sedan gets a set of redesigned headlamps and tail lamps, sans the teardrop-effect. The modified front bumper has more muscular outer-ends. Other exterior changes include new, circular fog lamps, revised lower air intake and new alloy wheels.Inside, the 2019 Toyota Prius borrows the Toyota Prius Prime PHEV’s 11.6-inch HD central display and vertical central air vent design. Avid observers will notice the opening on the steering spoke. Gone are the white inserts and in comes gloss black trim finishers. Toyota’s reluctance to adopt Apple CarPlay and Android Auto persists, as the electrified sedan still doesn’t come with these smartphone integration technologies.The Toyota … [Read more...] about 2019 Toyota Prius vs. 2016 Toyota Prius
The all-new Toyota Corolla Hatchback (Toyota Corolla Sport/Toyota Auris) goes on sale this summer globally. Next year, the four-door variant will follow. Autos Segredos has released renderings of the next-gen Toyota Corolla sedan (next-gen Toyota Corolla Altis) previewing its expected form.The next-gen Toyota Corolla sedan is expected to have a front-end in the same design as the latest Toyota Corolla Hatchback. The redesigned C-segment car’s front-end would comprise a low hood and sharp-looking, J-shaped dual-beam LED headlamps following from the sleek upper grille, sharp bumper and a large, trapezoidal-shaped under the grille.The profile, featuring chiselled character lines, will remain more or less the same. At the rear, the rendering shows new split LED tail lamps connected via a slim LED light stripe with “COROLLA” branding on the convex bootlid. The chrome garnish on lower bumper includes faux dual exhaust outlets for a sporty look. The actual car may have more … [Read more...] about Next-gen Toyota Corolla sedan (Next-gen Toyota Corolla Altis)
5 renders of the future Suzuki Baleno from Toyota! Suzuki Motor Corp and Toyota Motor Corp will be soon supplying some of their vehicles to each other, which would lead to Toyota selling the Maruti Baleno premium hatchback under its own brand. While details on the Toyota-badged Baleno aren’t available at the moment, we have as many as 5 renderings that show what the upcoming Toyota Baleno could look like – Baleno-Prius The first rendering you see here shows what the maruti Suzuki Baleno would look like with a grille of the last-gen Toyota Prius. As you can see, Toyota can easily change the entire look of the Baleno simply by giving it a Prius-like grille. Other than a new grille, the rendering doesn’t show any other new part. Again, it’s too early to speculate what the actual car would look like, but this rendering goes on to show what Toyota can achieve by just a minor change in the styling. That said, it’s likely Toyota won’t use the … [Read more...] about Toyota Baleno: 5 ways the Baleno from Toyota could look like!
Tweet TweetCaptain Planet is back! Yes, it’s a joke, but I don’t want to be mean: I’m aware of the Prius qualities. In fact, I kinda like it! We all know the 4th generation, as it had been launched in the Las Vegas in September 2015. It’s already available in US and several European and Asian countries. However, there are still many markets to be attacked. One of them is India, where Toyota has a huge interest: the oil import is rising continuously and the proverbial Indian pollution issue may force the government to take measures in the nearest future. There’s even a serious debate on banning diesel vehicles, as over 600.000 people die each year because of air pollution related problems. So, what’s more to say about hybrid’s imminent success? At New Delhi Auto Expo, Toyota unveiled for India the new Prius, which is likely to hit the Indian showroom later this year.The most important fact: is the first Prius to achieve 70 g/km CO2, with an … [Read more...] about India, A Big Fish For The New Toyota Prius