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AutoQ: 2019 Kia SUV, Royal Enfield Sued, Hyundai Venue & More

AutoQ is our weekly round up of automotive stories.

Hyundai Venue Compact SUV Launched, Prices Start at Rs 6.5 Lakh

Hyundai Venue is the latest compact SUV in the Indian market.

Hyundai India has launched its most-awaited compact SUV – the Hyundai Venue. Prices start at Rs 6.5 lakh for the base petrol model going up to Rs 11.10 lakh ex-showroom for the fully loaded automatic variant. It gets a total of 11 trim levels across 1.4 litre diesel, 1.2 litre petrol and 1 litre turbo-petrol models, with 7-speed automatic, 6-speed and 5-speed manual transmission options.

The Hyundai Venue will compete with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Honda WR-V for a share of the popular compact SUV segment.

Read more about the new Hyundai SUV here.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Vs Yamaha Fazer 25: The Better Choice?

Yamaha Fazer 25 (left) and Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 (right) 

The Indian two-wheeler market is heating up these days especially the 250cc+ category, which has had latest additions like the Honda CB 300R, the Yamaha Fazer 25 and the recently launched Suzuki SF 250.

The Suzuki two-wheeler looks like hot property, but it has the Yamaha Fazer snapping at its heels which leaves us with an important question: Which of the two should you go for?

How about we help you figure this out? Read the full comparison here.

Upcoming 2019 Kia SP SUV Interiors Revealed via Sketches

Kia Motors India has given us a sneak peak into what the upcoming Kia SUV is going to look like on the inside. The company released a few sketches online which showcase a rather classy looking interior design.

It was almost a month ago that the South Korean car maker revealed images of what the exterior of the car could look like. Clearly, Kia is building up the excitement very well.

Read the full story here.

Anti-Trust Body Probing Allegations Against Maruti Suzuki India

Maruti Suzuki is the largest car maker in India.

Discounting is a big part of business strategy in India, but according to a Reuters exclusive report, one major company has taken the anti-competitive route to get things done.

The report alleges that Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest car maker is being probed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for resorting to practices of controlling how discounts are offered by its dealers in the country.

This has been mentioned by unnamed sources in the report and a detailed investigation on the matter could do damage to the company.

Read the full story here.

Lawsuit Filed Against Royal Enfield in US For Patent Infringement

Royal Enfield Himalayan is one of the many bikes in its fleet. 

Electric auto components maker Flash Electronics India on Monday said it has filed a law suit against Eicher Motors Ltd's Royal Enfield in the US for alleged patent infringement of a component used in two-wheelers.

According to the suit, Royal Enfield (the two wheeler division of Eicher Motors) has infringed Flash Electronics' patent on "a regulator rectifier device and method for regulating an output voltage of the same" issued by the United States Patent & Trademark Office on 20 February, 2018.

Read the full story here.

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