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With expensive cars and budgets plagued by COVID-19, the middle class is turning to hatchbacks again. Budget cars are the most inquired about at Auto Expo. Car prices have increased by about 15-20% over the past three years. This shocked the middle class who bought hatchback cars at low rates.
During this time, the Covid-19 epidemic broke the back of the middle class. Therefore, many people are satisfied with just motorcycles. Many companies withdrew small cars from the market. This includes Multi’s Alto and Tata’s Nano. The company also hasn’t launched a brand of smaller cars or lower-priced hatchbacks in recent years.
Meanwhile, middle-class customers are looking for. Currently at Auto-His Expo, major auto companies are showcasing his CNG and ethanol hatchbacks. At the same time, the company introduced a model facelift (redesign). Cars such as Marti’s ethanol-powered Wagoner, Swift, Tata’s CNG Punch and CNG Ultros are the most popular this time around.
Tata Altros CNG
Tata introduced a hatchback segment car with its CNG avatar. The company maintains an initial price of his 6.30 laf in the CNG category. Many people came to know it at Auto Expo.
Tata Punch CNG
Tata introduced the Punch car in a hatchback design. The CNG version brings a comfortable design to the hatchback segment and offers an affordable price to the masses. The company keeps the price from his Rs 65 lakh to his Rs 8 lakh.
Multi Wagoner S-CNG
Maruti introduced Wagner vehicles in the old and very popular hatchback segment, the Green Mobility category. The company presents this old favorite design in its original form. Launched in LXI and VXI classes. The company keeps the initial price at Rs 55 lakh.
brake the truck before a collision
Tata Motors has launched the Prima EV E-28K electric truck. 473 kW with 16 batteries. Fully charged in just 30 minutes with a DC charger. The truck has a range of 350 km on a single charge. The weight of the truck is about 11 tons. Although it can bring a weight of 17 to 18 tons. The company also provides trucks with many features to prevent accidents. The sensor is installed in front of the driver in the cabin. Sensors notify and warn when the driver takes a nap. An alert will also be sent if the truck moves from your line to another line.
Alarm warns you of any mistakes
Volvo Company showcased LNG-fueled trucks at Auto Expo. It runs on LNG as well as diesel. The capacity of the LNG tank is 205 liters. The truck will travel a distance of about 1000km with a full tank. On the other hand, the engine also uses diesel. 1 liter of diesel is consumed in about 25km. Sensors alert the driver when he falls asleep. An alarm sounds in the cabin. A certain distance is set with the car running in front of the track. If the driver does not comply, the alarm also warns the driver. If the truck suddenly moves to another line, the system also warns the driver about this.
We’ve had a lot of inflation in the auto sector over the last couple of years. Separately, middle-class customers have been hit hard by the Covid pandemic. Meanwhile, middle-class customers tend to prefer low-priced hatchbacks.
Aseem Sharma, Automotive Expert