Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) Ltd, market leader in utility vehicles has introduced the Thar CRDe, 4x4 off-roader in the Kerala market.
It is priced at Rs6.11 lakh for BS IV variant (ex-showroom price) Kochi.
Kerala has been the largest market for such vehicles and the company was totally geared to meet any requirements, Behram Dhabher, general manager (vehicle development) said.
The Thar aims to play a significant role in shaping the lifestyle vehicle segment both in urban and rural India.
Consumers are looking for a different lifestyle as they seek adventure and a fun experience which the vehicle will offer, he said.
The Thar is a manual 4x4 machine coupled with a powerful CRDe 105 BHP engine and driven by wire technology, which is capable of providing it variable speeds and acceleration.
On Wednesday, M&M ended 1.17% down at Rs771.05 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex declined 0.96% to 20,301 points.
Tata Motors Ltd said it has launched Tata Prima Construck range in India. The range comprises Tata Prima 3128.K and Tata Prima 2528.K. The Prima Construck range will be available in the price range of Rs33 lakh-Rs40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Tata Prima 3128.K tipper has been developed for road construction and irrigation projects. Powered by 270 HP engine, Tata Prima 3128.K has a wider body for enhanced capacity. The model is tailor made for smooth movement of earthwork and quarry material. To ensure optimum vehicle usage, Tata Prima 3128.K is equipped with a data logger that helps measure vehicle performance and driving practices along several parameters on a daily basis and the increased power ensures faster trips and higher profitability.
Tata Prima 2528.K tipper has been designed for off-road deep mining applications. Equipped with strong aggregates like robust chassis frame, suspension and 1200x24 mining tyres and powered by 270 HP engine, the Tata Prima 2528.K can overcome any terrain.
Tata Motors will begin distribution of the Tata Prima Construck range in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal and Jharkhand. Driving crew of customers will be trained at Tata Motors' manufacturing facility in Jamshedpur.
On Wednesday, Tata Motors ended 1.39% down at Rs1,282.40 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex declined 0.96% to 20,301 points.
Pharma company Lupin Ltd said it has signed an agreement with Farmanguinhos, Brazil's public sector unit in healthcare for the supply of its 4 in 1 combination drug of Rifampicin, Isoniazide, Ethambutol and Pyrazinamide for tuberculosis.
Lupin will supply the product for the next five years and also provide Farmanguinhos with the desired support for the set up of its local manufacturing in future, a company said in a statement.
With this agreement between Lupin and Farmanguinhos in place, Farmanguinhos has entered a commitment to produce and supply the 4 in 1 combination drug to the Department of Health (Brazil), which will result in substantial savings for the government, the release said.
The 4 in 1 combination reduces the pill burden on the patient drastically, particular as the treatment lasts for at least six months. As per WHO, the treatment abandonment rate has fallen from 8% to only 5% due to this reduced pill burden provided by the combination drug. WHO estimates indicate that globally there are 9.2 million new cases each year resulting in 1.7 million deaths.
In Brazil alone, it is estimated that approximately 57 million people have already been infected by this disease with 83,000 new cases annually.
On Wednesday, Lupin ended 0.51% down at Rs486.55 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while the benchmark Sensex declined 0.96% to 20,301 points.