Autonews #5: Companies resuming operations, Maruti Suzuki slaying deliveries, Skoda’s employees contribution towards Coronavirus Fighters!

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Autonews #5

Toyota, Honda, Renault and Maruti’s opening of dealership and MarutiSuzuki and Hyundai India back in business:

Toyota, Renault, Honda, Maruti, Hyundai have opened hundreds of dealerships since past week, they are maintaining all the sanitary standards as per the Govt. guidelines and also, they are coming up with various online platforms for the selling of their cars.

Since the dealerships have reopened, after 40 days on May 4, market dominator Maruti Suzuki has delivered almost 1,600 cars and rival Hyundai Motor has retailed 608 vehicles. These vehicles were mostly booked before the lockdown was announced, anticipating deliveries on the festive days during Navratra, Akshaya Tritiya and Gudi Padwa.

Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Employees raising Rs.1.2 crore Funds:

The employees of the group supported by the labour unions of Pune and Aurangabad have contributed a day’s salary to raise an amount of over Rs.1.2crore to fight against COVID-19. The funding will be used to supply 15 full-featured ventilators, 15 monitors and 3750 PPE Kits for COVID-19 hospitals in Pune, Mumbai and Aurangabad.

Also, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India has also contributed in all 21 tons of dry ration to needy families in Khed, Bhosari villages. They also donated essential medicines worth ₹ 22.34 lacs to Sassoon Hospital, Pune. The company has also been making reusable face shields at its Chakan and Aurangabad factories, and so far, has distributed 12,000 units of face-shields to hospitals and healthcare providers in Aurangabad, Beed, Latur and Pune.

To help treat COVID-19 patients, the carmaker’s engineers have been closely working with global experts to manufacture Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices, Automatic AMBU Bags, Intubation boxes and retrofitted filtered Oxygen Masks. The company also donated over 35,000 sanitizers to hospitals in Pune, Aurangabad and Mumbai. Additionally, they also distributed over 50,000 food packets in the Aurangabad region. It also helps charities, municipalities and volunteers distribute medicines and food by offering their own services.

Benefits for frontline workers from TATA MOTORS:

TATA MOTORS has announced amazing offers for COVID fighters.

Like other competitors, Tata Motors is also trying to amaze the car buyers with multiple sales initiatives. They have come up with long tenure (up to 8yrs) instalment schemes and on-road price financing. These are some of the measures Tata Motors is relying on to get customers back to showrooms in this coronavirus pandemic. They have also announced special benefits for individuals leading the fight against coronavirus from the frontline including doctors, healthcare professionals and police officials. Benefits of up to Rs 45,000 are available on the cars like Tata Tiago, Tigor, Nexon and Harrier.Tata Motors have clarified that their recently launched Altroz hatchback would not be covered under these new initiatives.

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