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In order to cash in on the festive season, Maruti has introduced a new Swift Special edition. Priced at Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the model costs the same as the base-spec Swift LXi/LDi but comes with additional equipment as part of the special edition package.
Maruti has added a single-din Bluetooth stereo with two speakers and black painted wheel caps on the base Swift variant at no extra cost. Additionally, the car comes with front power windows, ABS, Dual front airbags and rear parking sensors as standard equipment. The special edition Swift is available with either a 1.2-litre petrol or a 1.3-litre diesel engine option. AMT gearbox is not on offer on this variant.
The Swift takes on the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Ford Figo.
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New Delhi, Sep 22: In a straight out attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress supremo Rahul Gandhi alleged that the PM has joined hands with buisness tycoon Anil Ambani and scammed Rs 1,300 crores in the Rafale deal. [...]
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Minister urges Beijing to soften restrictions on minorities in Xinjiang after reports of abusesPakistan has asked China to soften restrictions on ethnic Muslims in Xinjiang, one of the first public criticisms from a majority Muslim country over China’s policies in the western territory.Xinjiang, home to 12 million Muslims, is the site of a government “strike hard” campaign aimed at countering extremism and other behaviour Beijing has deemed a security threat. Allegations of human rights abuses and widespread repression in Xinjiang have prompted international protest, but few Muslim-majority countries have spoken out. Related: 'My soul, where are you?': families of Muslims missing in China meet wall of silence Continue reading... [...]
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New Delhi, Sep 21: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has warned public against certain commercial websites which are using the board's logo to mislead students. "It has come to notice of the board that various commercial websites [...]
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New Delhi, Sep 21: With no positive progress regarding the 7th Pay Commission, the Central Government employees had to face another setback. The government issued a stern warning that those employees protesting would face a pay cut and also [...]
Skoda India has announced that Pavel Richter has been appointed the Production Technical Director of the Volkswagen Group’s Skoda-led India 2.0 project starting November 1, 2018. The 46-year-old will be responsible for the production of all the models that roll out of VW’s plant in Pune.
The company says re-organising the responsibilities at the management level is an important step in implementing the ‘India 2.0’ project.
Commenting on Richter’s appointment, Dr Andreas Lauermann, managing director and president of Volkswagen India, said: “I am delighted to welcome Pavel Richter to our team in Pune. With his experience, he will play a crucial role in achieving our common goal of further strengthening the Volkswagen Group’s position in the strategically important Indian market.”
Gurpratap Boparai, managing director of Skoda Auto India and head of the ‘India 2.0’ project, said: “Pavel Richter has known the company for many years and has considerable expertise in the international automotive industry. With his capabilities, he will play a key role in making the ‘India 2.0’ project successful.”
Pavel Richter has been working at Skoda Auto since 2000 and has performed various managerial roles in the many international markets. In 2011, he became head of the Skoda’s production facility in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. From 2014, Richter was responsible for the production of the Octavia, Rapid and Karoq models at the company’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav.
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