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This week in Auto: Carmakers keep December unusually hot; Bajaj launches Husqvarna in India  

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This week in Auto: Carmakers keep December unusually hot; Bajaj launches Husqvarna in India  

Here is a complete look at what made headlines in the auto space this week

Royal Enfield takes hinterland route to fight slowdown, opens micro stores

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Royal Enfield takes hinterland route to fight slowdown, opens micro stores

It has so far opened 500 studio stores across the country, and another 300 of them will become operational by the end of the year.

MG Motor India has ambitious EV plans, looks to bring cars with extended range

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MG Motor India has ambitious EV plans, looks to bring cars with extended range

MG Motors country head Rajeev Chaba said that parent company SAIC has a range of product options overseas and it would be easy to bring them to India later.

Mercedes, Audi to launch electric vehicles in 2020

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Mercedes, Audi to launch electric vehicles in 2020

Mercedes has a number of zero emission electric vehicles in its global line-up but due to lack of EV infrastructure in India the entry will be restricted to just one model

This week in Auto: Electric Vehicles to watch your moves, China moves ahead of India in two-wheeler race

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This week in Auto: Electric Vehicles to watch your moves, China moves ahead of India in two-wheeler race

Here is a complete look at all the major headlines in the automotive segment this week

Rajiv Bajaj decodes the EV dilemma of two-wheeler manufacturers

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Rajiv Bajaj decodes the EV dilemma of two-wheeler manufacturers

Bajaj equated the electric vehicle conundrum with CNG adoption.

Slowdown impact: China beats India in monthly two-wheeler sales to reclaim top spot

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Slowdown impact: China beats India in monthly two-wheeler sales to reclaim top spot

This is the first time that China trounced India in monthly sales since December last year

It could take 5 years for CVs to rescale the peak, says Tata Motors' Girish Wagh

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It could take 5 years for CVs to rescale the peak, says Tata Motors' Girish Wagh

In the past one year, monthly volumes have dropped by half for several players and factories are operating at just 25 percent of their full capacity

Hero-backed Ather Energy looks to set up new factory, introduce electric motorcycle & cheaper scooters

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Hero-backed Ather Energy looks to set up new factory, introduce electric motorcycle & cheaper scooters

Ather Energy plans to have charging stations every 2 kms

This week in auto: Car discounts on BS-IV stocks; Rajiv Bajaj hits back at Tata Motors design head

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This week in auto: Car discounts on BS-IV stocks; Rajiv Bajaj hits back at Tata Motors design head

Here is a complete look at what made headlines during the week in automotive space.

Tata Motors makes a 'paradigm shift' for its dealers to beat slowdown

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Tata Motors makes a 'paradigm shift' for its dealers to beat slowdown

In the first week of October, the factory stock of Tata Motors was lowest in 82 months.

Chinese company CFMoto plans to storm Indian market; to go head-to-head with Bajaj and Honda

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Chinese company CFMoto plans to storm Indian market; to go head-to-head with Bajaj and Honda

This is the biggest and most aggressive roadmap prepared by a Chinese two-wheeler company for the Indian market.

Rivals Suzuki, Honda lose interest in Royal Enfield style of bikes

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Rivals Suzuki, Honda lose interest in Royal Enfield style of bikes

Brand fatigue or styling weariness are understood to be the major reasons why Royal Enfield saw a sharp deceleration in volumes

M&M’s electric SUV launches face year-long delay; eXUV300 launch pushed to FY22

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M&M’s electric SUV launches face year-long delay; eXUV300 launch pushed to FY22

M&M has rescheduled the launch of the electric version of the mini sports utility vehicle KUV 100 to the January-March quarter of this year

Tackling slowdown: Rajiv Bajaj takes potshots at rivals, blames excess inventory

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Tackling slowdown: Rajiv Bajaj takes potshots at rivals, blames excess inventory

"Why should the industry be dependent only on one market? You should be global. At some point in time there will be a slowdown sometime in every market," he said.

Rajiv Bajaj hits back at Tata Motors design head over criticism on Chetak styling

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Rajiv Bajaj hits back at Tata Motors design head over criticism on Chetak styling

Bajaj also countered and rebuked the message carried in one of the advertisements of the Tata Harrier

This week in Auto: Electric bike prices finally match petrol counterparts; Bajaj’s Chetak to be base for KTM

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This week in Auto: Electric bike prices finally match petrol counterparts; Bajaj’s Chetak to be base for KTM

Here is a complete round up of all the important headlines in the auto space this week

Mahindra-controlled company keeps everyone guessing on Jawa bookings

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Mahindra-controlled company keeps everyone guessing on Jawa bookings

M&M has 60 percent stake in Classic Legends, a company that reintroduced Jawa in the country on November 15 last year.

Bajaj Chetak to drive KTM, Husqvarna electric scooters

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Bajaj Chetak to drive KTM, Husqvarna electric scooters

While KTM bikes are made and sold in India, Husqvarnas will follow suit in a few months.

Royal Enfield 650 twins have wait time of 4 months in Europe as region eludes slowdown

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Royal Enfield 650 twins have wait time of 4 months in Europe as region eludes slowdown

The Interceptor 650 has become the highest-selling bike in its category in the UK

Tata Motors to reduce standalone capex by 10% to Rs 4,500 crore

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Tata Motors to reduce standalone capex by 10% to Rs 4,500 crore

The reduction in capex for Tata Motors follows a similar reduction for Jaguar Land Rover earlier in the year.

Honda in wait & watch mode even as rivals rev up their EV plans

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Honda in wait & watch mode even as rivals rev up their EV plans

Honda’s rivals Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor Company and Suzuki are in advanced stages of commercially launching electric two-wheelers

First Bajaj Auto-Triumph bike to be ready by 2022, agreement to be signed before December

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First Bajaj Auto-Triumph bike to be ready by 2022, agreement to be signed before December

UK-based Triumph said it has already developed a prototype, which has been undergoing several rounds of testing

This week in Auto: Hero, Royal Enfield warm up to EICMA but ditch India Auto Expo; Tata Motors writes-off investment on cars

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This week in Auto: Hero, Royal Enfield warm up to EICMA but ditch India Auto Expo; Tata Motors writes-off investment on cars

Here are the major headlines from the auto space during the week.

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