Car consumers are seeking cleaner, next-gen Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standard vehicles from Maruti Suzuki despite the availability of cheaper and soon-to-be-outdated BS-IV vehicles.Despite Rs 8,000-11,000 increase in prices in BS-VI cars compared to BS-IV, the car market leader has sold more than 200,000 units of BS-VI cars since their debut in April.In a recent conference call on the sidelines of announcing the Q2 results, a senior Maruti Suzuki official said that the company was left with only 14 days of BS-IV stock.Close So far, of the 14 models the Delhi-based company retails in India, eight have been converted to BS-VI including some best-sellers like Alto, Baleno, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga and Wagon R. related news Rupee up 5 paise at 71.71 against US dollar China's Xi says he wants to work out initial trade deal with US Tata Motors makes a "paradigm shift" for its dealers to beat slowdown Shashank Srivastava, executive director, Maruti Suzuki said, “We … [Read more...] about Maruti running out of BS-IV stock even as buyers seek emission-friendly BS-VI variants
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S MurlidharanThe central government had set up an inter-ministerial group in April 2017 to analyze payment norms and see whether there is excessive payout by Indian companies to foreign collaborators. The government was concerned by rising royalty payments after removal of restrictions in 2009.The Finance Ministry however overruled the committee’s suggestion to bring back the pre-2009 regime on the ground that it would send wrong signals to foreign investors.Close The government is rethinking that stand now, alarmed by the relentless surge in royalty payments for use of technology. related news Maruti to bring BS-6 petrol version of Brezza, S-Cross before April 1 Don’t miss! Stocks from life insurance and AMC likely to be included in Sensex & Nifty 3-Point Analysis | Recap: Q2 results so far Before 2009, royalty payments were regulated by the government and capped at 8 percent of exports and 5 percent of domestic sales in the case of technology transfer … [Read more...] about Rising royalty payments raise risk of a clampdown but is that justified?
Most non-life insurance policies−be it health, personal accident, auto or home−are contracts renewable yearly. Barring a few two- and three-year covers introduced by non-life insurers, most policy holders receive yearly renewal notices for the payment of their premiums to retain their insurance covers. With the advent of technology, it has become a hassle-free act in most cases. All you need to do is to read the text message from your insurer, click on the link given in it, tick the accept term and conditions box and make the payment online. Within a minute or two, the policy document hits your email inbox.Review your renewal notice It is a sacrosanct document, most experts say. It is the base of the contract you are entering into. Do check your name and other details. Check what you are insuring. For example, if you are renewing a personal accident insurance cover, do check the coverage offered for each event−accidental death, total permanent disability and … [Read more...] about Five factors to review before renewing your insurance policy
As the world’s largest company by revenue, Walmart’s physical footprint is massive: It operates nearly 4,800 retail stores in the U.S. alone. But as shopping habits change, staying competitive at scale means evolving quickly to meet customers where they are. advertisement That means infusing its vast network of stores with digital-forward initiatives, including several startup partnerships and cutting-edge technologies. Think self-driving cars that deliver items to customers’ homes, giant vending machines that spit out online orders, and drive-in grocery pickup where customers can get fresh produce without ever leaving their cars. Within a traditional retail environment, the technology stands out. But to Tom Ward, Walmart’s senior vice president of digital operations, the tide of innovation can be traced back to one simple principle. “It all goes back to helping people. How do we help busy families save money? How do we help them save time in their … [Read more...] about How Walmart is disrupting its own model to reshape retail
Chevrolet brought back its Trailblazer SUV at the ongoing LA Auto Show, after a hiatus of more than a decade. The American carmaker revived the car with modern aesthetics and mechanical upgrades and will place it between the Trax and the Equinox SUVs.The new Trailblazer borrows many design elements from other SUVs in its family, including the signature dual-port grille. The grille also gets a bigger opening in the ACTIV trim, and a mesh grille with front-splitters in the RS trim. The Trailblazer also gets wraparound taillights and two-tone roof as standard.Chevrolet has also updated the Trailblazer with its latest touchscreen infotainment system with phone app connectivity. The SUV also gets a centre console with 3.5-litres of open storage, along with 4.4-litres of storage under the armrest, and dual cup holders. The Trailblazer also features 40/60 split-folding second-row seats.Close The Trailblazer is offered with the options of a 1.2-litre and 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine. … [Read more...] about Chevrolet revives the Trailblazer SUV after a decade at the LA Auto Show