Piaggio to Launch 250-300cc Motorcycles in Collaboration With Aprilia Motors!

Piaggio to launch 250-300cc bikes in collaboration with Aprilia. Here’s what you need to know!

Piaggio had planned to make 150cc motorcycles in collaboration with Aprilia. However, now these two companies are planning to launch bikes under 250-300cc segment together.

Contents of this post-

  • New Aprilia Bikes Are On Their Way to India!
  • Piaggio to Bring 250-300cc Bikes In India in Collaboration With Aprilia!
  • What’s Interesting?

New Aprilia Bikes Are On Their Way to India!

The Italian sportsbike manufacturer- Aprilia is eyeing on the 150cc motorcycle segment. Moreover, Aprilia has also planned to launch its models- The RS 150 and the Aprilia Tuono 150 in India and they had even showcased these two bike in the Auto Expo 2018.

Aprilia RS150 India
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Piaggio to Bring 250-300cc Bikes In India in Collaboration With Aprilia!

Piaggio won’t launch the 150cc motorcycles under the Aprilia brand in India after all just like the RS150. However, Piaggio seems to have other plans which are no less exciting either. Moreover, Piaggio is now focusing on the growing mid-size motorcycle segment in India which is also largely dominated by Royal Enfield as there’s more scope for that. Furthermore, Piaggio now plans to launch motorcycles in the 250-300cc range with Aprilia.

“We are definitely looking with a lot of interest at the motorcycle segment in India. It is natural, having a motorcycle brand like Aprilia, which is popularly known across the world for winning in racing competitions. We are now looking more at the 250-300cc range motorcycles. However, we need some time to introduce the products.

Diego Graffi- Piaggio Managing Director

The mid-size motorcycle segment has been rapidly growing for the last couple of years. The consumers who had previously bought 150cc commuter motorcycles are now being considered as bigger mid-size motorcycles with a little for performance. In the financial year 2018-2019, around 7,73,855 motorcycles which had engine capacity between 250-350 cc were sold in the Indian domestic market. Excluding those, Royal Enfield accounted for 99% of the market share with sales volumes of 7,64,012 units and that too during 2018-2019.

What’s interesting?

Piaggio has finally shown some interest in the 250-300cc segment, it is not yet known as to what kind of products are being planned to launch. Aprilia has mostly naked line-up, and full-faired sport bikes. Despite the growing interest in the 250-350 cc motorcycle segment, the fact remains that the dominant player is still under the sector of modern classic bikes. Whatever it may be, we hope it arrives sooner than later. It would be really interesting to see the Aprilia’s take on this segment.

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Sharp Fall in Auto Sales in December: Reason Due To CAA and NRC?

There has been a sharp decline in auto sales. The reason might be protests against the CAA and NRC. Can this make a rollback agan?

The automotive industry has indicated that the total passenger vehicle production in November stood at 2,90,727 vehicles (reported from India Today), which indicates that players in the auto industry are trying to ramp up production activities. But as of December, there has been a lot more decline in car sales in India.

Maruti Suzuki and Renault
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Contents of this post-

  • CAA’s Impact on the Automotive Sector
  • What is CAA?
  • CAA affects car sales?
  • How much time will it take for the automotive sector to recover again?

There had been a 4 per cent rise in the car sales during the month of November. Moreover, the domestic auto sales had been declined by 11.8 per cent in November 2019

According to a report by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

CAA’s Impact on the Automotive Sector

First of all for all those who aren’t aware about CAB. Here’s a little definition that will make you understand what CAB is.

What is CAA?

The Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 was passed by the Parliament of India on 11 December 2019. Moreover, it has amended the Citizenship Act of 1955 by providing a path to the Indian citizenship for-

  • Hindu
  • Sikh
  • Buddhist
  • Jain
  • Parsi
  • and Christian minorities fleeing persecution from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan
  • Excluding only Muslims in India

CAA effects car sales?

CAA has declined the vehicle sales marginally by 0.84 per cent to 2,63,773 in comparison with 2,66,000 vehicles sold last year during the same period.

However, the fact that domestic car sales went down 10.83 per cent to 1,60,306 units compared to 1,79,783 units in November 2018 could also be a matter of the protests against the CAB.

And what about Motorcycles

Motorcycle sales, too, declined by 14.85 per cent to 8,93,538 units last month in comparison to 10,49,651 units sold in December 2018.

How much will it take for the Automotive Sector to Recover again?

Just because of CAA, it may take longer than expected for a genuine recovery in the auto segment as overall vehicle sales across categories faced a decline of around 12.02 per cent to 17,92,415 units in November 2019 from 20,38,007 units in 2018.

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Hyundai Aura To Be Unveiled On 19th of December

Hyundai is set to unveil the Aura sedan in India on 19th of December. Moreover, Hyundai has released the design renders for the Aura, and has shown how it looks in the sketches.

Hyundai is set to unveil the Aura sedan in India on 19th of December. Moreover, Hyundai has released the design renders for the Aura, and has shown how it looks in the sketches. The design of this car has been inspired from the Hyundai Accent.

Content of this post-

  • Hyundai Aura Design Overview
  • Features of the Hyundai Aura
  • Hyundai Aura Price in India

Hyundai Aura Design Overview

Hyundai Aura
Image: CarBlogindia

Talking about the front design renders of the Hyundai Aura, the styling for the front will be completely different. Moreover, the front design of this car has been inspired from the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios– with a big blacked-out grille flanked by two boomerang-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps.

Also the Aura will get sleek headlamps and that too with LED Projector lamps, which will be available only in the top-end variants. However, the new alloy wheels are the same that come on the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. The tail portion of the sedan will also be redesigned. Moreover, this cabin of this sedan will be more spacious because it is going to be wider than the outgoing version.

Also Read: Hyundai Venue Price In India, Features And Specifications

Features of the Upcoming Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Aura Price in India
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The Hyundai Aura includes features such as-

  • Wireless charging
  • HD Sound
  • Floating touchscreen infotainment system, etc.

2019 Hyundai Aura Powertrain

You’ll see a BS-6 compliant petrol or diesel engine under the hood of the Hyundai Aura, which too has been inspired from the current Xcent. The 1.2 Litre petrol engine develops over 83 BHP and 114 Nm of torque. However, the 1.2 Litre diesel engine develops over 75 BHP and 190 Nm of torque. The new 1.0 Litre turbo-petrol engine is also expected to be introduced along with this.

The turbo-petrol engine has taken inspiration from the Hyundai Venue. Where the engine produces 120 BHP and 176 Nm of peak torque. On the Hyundai Aura, the same engine is likely to develop around 100 BHP.

The transmission options will include-

  • 5-speed manual
  • And a 5-speed AMT gearbox

Both the transmission options will be available in the petrol and diesel engines. While, the turbo-petrol unit would most likely go with the manual gearbox.

Hyundai Aura Price in India

The Hyundai Aura in India starts at INR. 6 lakhs and competes against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire.

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Audi’s Flagship Q8 SUV to Launch in India on January 15, 2020

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