Tata Motors commercial vehicles shine at EXCON 2022 – Showcases top-of-the-line, high-performance trucks

Exhibits three exclusive zones – Surface Tipper Zone, Mining and Quarry Zone, and Ready Mix Concrete Zone

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Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, showcases its state-of-the-art high-performance trucks at South East Asia’s biggest construction equipment exhibition – EXCON 2022, under its ‘Striding towards nation building’ theme. Built for boosting productivity and profitability of fleet-owners, the performance-packed product portfolio of Tata Motors features innovative mobility solutions across diverse operations. Nine high-performance M&HCVs (Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles) are displayed at the five-day exhibition.


For over 76 years, Tata Motors has been at the forefront of building the nation, enabling growth in the logistics, construction, infrastructure and mining sector. Tata Motors has the widest product portfolio, which is built to ensure high productivity and low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for the customers. The vehicles are developed with superior technology, which boosts performance while ensuring utmost safety, which are further strengthened by innovative value-added services through the vehicle lifecycle. The BS6 range of M&HCVs has more than 1.50 lakh happy customers and has covered over 200 million kilometres.


Commenting on the occasion, Mr. V Seethapathi, Vice President, M&HCV Product Line, Tata Motors said, “We are delighted to showcase Tata Motors’ finest and widest commercial vehicle range at a prestigious event like EXCON 2022. With India being on a fast growth trajectory of construction and infrastructure sectors, Tata Motors strives to deliver tomorrow’s needs, today. As a mobility solutions provider, the vehicles deliver state-of-the-art technology, offering maximum uptime and higher profitability with optimal cost of ownership for fleet owners. EXCON 2022 also gives us a platform to present our comprehensive vehicle maintenance and fleet management solutions, backed by Tata Motors’ widest sales and service network across the country.“


The M&HCV range comes with the standard fitment of Fleet Edge – Tata Motors’ next-gen digital solution for optimal fleet management. Tata Motors also offers its flagship initiative, Sampoorna Seva, a bouquet of service offerings including Fleet Management Solutions, On-site support, Breakdown Assistance, Insurance and Accidental Repair, Extended Warranty and other add-on services for vehicle maintenance and lifecycle management.


Tata Motors exhibits the following vehicles, developed for varied applications:


Surface Tippers zone


Engineered for faster turnaround, lower total cost of ownership, higher comfort and safety for the driver

  • Signa 4825.TK
  • Signa 3525.TK
  • Prima 2825.K
  • Signa 5530.S

Mining and Quarry Zone


Fully built vehicles for high performance, versatile and heavy-duty usage

  • Prima 3530.K
  • Prima 2830.K with ATD (Articulated Tail Door)

Ready Mix Concrete Zone


Equipped with REPTO (Rear Engine Power Take Off) technology, reduces operating costs up to 11%

  • Prima 3530.K REPTO
  • Prima 2830.K REPTO
  • Signa 2825.K REPTO

Tata Motors’ also showcases the Tata Yodha pick-up, built to seamlessly fit across multiple applications and the Tata Ace HT+, backed by the legacy Ace brand.


About Tata Motors


Part of the USD 109 billion Tata group, Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM; BSE: 500570 and 570001; NSE: TATAMOTORS and TATAMTRDVR), a USD 34 billion organization, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks and buses, offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top three in the passenger vehicles market.


Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, UK, US, Italy and South Korea. With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, the company’s innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. The company is pioneering India’s Electric Vehicle (EV) transition and driving the shift towards sustainable mobility solutions by preparing a tailor-made product strategy, leveraging the synergy between the Group companies and playing an active role liasoning with the Government in developing the policy framework.


With operations in India, the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia, supported by a strong global network of over 103 subsidiaries, 11 associate companies, 4 joint ventures and 2 joint operations as on December 2021, Tata Motors’ commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in countries, spread across Africa, Middle East, South & South East Asia, Australia, South America, Russia and other CIS countries.

Japan – Mitsubishi Motors Inaugurates New Paint Factory in Thailand

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) today inaugurated a new paint factory with 12 billion yen investment at Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Co., Ltd. to replace the existing paint facilities.

The new paint factory is one of the largest automobile paint factories in the Kingdom of Thailand, which has realized improved production efficiency and reduction of environmental load by automated major painting processes and advanced technology.

The advanced and environmentally friendly technology enables to reduce volatile organic compound emissions by 50 percent compared to the past. Further, the wastewater treatment plant allows for water recycling and reduces water discharge by 50 percent. Mitsubishi Motors Thailand has also invested in solar panels that can reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1,700 tons per year.

Their Excellencies Suriya Jungrungreangkit, Minister of Industry in Thailand, Kazuya Nashida, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Thailand and other guests attended the inauguration ceremony.

“At Mitsubishi Motors, we have strong desire to enhance the manufacturing efficiency and quality, as well as to transform our business towards a sustainable future,” said Takao Kato, president and chief executive officer, Mitsubishi Motors. “We established Environmental Plan Package which identified our direction to reduce 40 percent of CO2 emissions from our new cars and business activities by 2030. Certainly, the business operation in Thailand has played an important role to achieve our global goal.”

About Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TSE:7211) -a member of the Alliance with Renault and Nissan-, is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has more than 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, mainland China, the Philippines, Viet Nam and Russia. Mitsubishi Motors has a competitive edge in SUVs, pickup trucks and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and appeals to ambitious drivers willing to challenge convention and embrace innovation. Since the production of our first vehicle more than a century ago, Mitsubishi Motors has been a leader in electrification-launched the i-MiEV -the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, followed by the Outlander PHEV -the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric SUV in 2013. The company announced a three-year business plan in July 2020 to introduce more competitive and cutting-edge models, including the Eclipse Cross (PHEV model), the all-new Outlander and the all-new Triton/L200.

For more information on Mitsubishi Motors, please visit the company’s website at
https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/

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Japan – Mitsubishi Motors Introduces the All-New Outlander PHEV Model in New Zealand

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will launch the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model of the all-new Outlander, a crossover SUV, on March 6 in New Zealand, which is the first market to introduce the model outside of Japan. In New Zealand, pre-orders started in November 2021, and the number of orders has exceeded expectations with 500 pre-orders received by February 20. The Outlander PHEV model is also scheduled to launch in Australia and North America within this year.

All-new Outlander PHEV model

The all-new Outlander PHEV model is Mitsubishi Motors’ flagship model which brings together its expertise in electrification and all-wheel control technologies. Based on the product concept of “I-Fu-Do-Do” or authentic and majestic in Japanese, everything from the body to chassis and powertrain have been redesigned to further enhance the safe, secure and comfortable ride. Further, the vehicle features the roomy interior and functionalities expected of an SUV, along with the environmental friendliness, smooth yet powerful acceleration, and high quietness unique to an electric vehicle.

“In New Zealand, the gasoline model of the all-new Outlander was launched in October last year, and the Outlander was New Zealand’s highest selling passenger car in 20211,” said Yoichiro Yatabe, executive vice president of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. “By refining our electrification technology, we have greatly expanded the EV range and total combined driving range of the PHEV model, which will be beneficial for customers in New Zealand who often take long trips. We are confident that this electric vehicle with even greater appeal will be well received in New Zealand, where there is a growing interest in sustainable transport options.”

The Outlander was initially released in 20012 as Mitsubishi Motors’ first crossover SUV and has become a core model in the company’s lineup, comprising approximately 20 percent of the global sales volume in recent years. The PHEV variant was added to the previous generation model and debuted in Japan in 2013 as the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV. It was sequentially launched in regions including Europe, Oceania, North America and ASEAN, with a total of around 300,000 units3 sold globally and about 2,600 units3 sold in New Zealand thus far.

1. Sales figures include gasoline and PHEV variants of the previous and current generation models
2. Sold as Airtrek in Japan
3. As of January 2022

About Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TSE:7211), MMC–a member of the Alliance with Renault and Nissan–, is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has more than 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, mainland China, the Philippines, Viet Nam and Russia. MMC has a competitive edge in SUVs, pickup trucks and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and appeals to ambitious drivers willing to challenge convention and embrace innovation. Since the production of our first vehicle more than a century ago, MMC has been a leader in electrification–aunched the i-MiEV–the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, followed by the Outlander PHEV–the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric SUV in 2013. MMC announced a three-year business plan in July 2020 to introduce more competitive and cutting-edge models, including the Eclipse Cross PHEV (PHEV model), the all-new Outlander and the all-new Triton/L200.

For more information on MMC, please visit the company’s website at
https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/

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General Motors Expands Digital Commerce with Launch of Online Parts Sales

– GM adds 45,000 readily available maintenance and repair parts for purchase on Chevrolet.com and other brand websites



– Customers can choose home delivery or in-store pickup at participating dealers

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GM is launching a new online parts marketplace, making its catalog of 45,000 repair and maintenance parts more convenient for Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac owners. The newly available parts catalog includes oil filters, engine and cabin air filters, batteries, brake pads, accessory belts, cooling hoses and windshield wiper blades, among other parts.


Building on General Motors’ investment in digital commerce, GM’s online parts store combines the most convenient aspects of online shopping and physical retail into one experience. Customers can choose home delivery or pick up their order at one of more than 800 participating dealers, where staff is available to answer questions. Parts purchased through GM’s online store are eligible for Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC rewards programs, earning customers points that can be used to pay for parts, accessories or Certified Service at participating dealers. Buying through GM’s online store also provides customers with confidence that they are purchasing original equipment ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts that are compatible with their vehicles.


“Making our parts available online marks another step in transforming the ACDelco and GM Genuine Parts brands,” said GM Customer Care and Aftersales Global Vice President John Roth. “Our premium parts are engineered with exceptional quality to provide assurance to our customers. The launch of this trusted online sales channel extends that peace of mind to the parts-buying experience.”


GM forecasts that online sales of parts and accessories will make up a $40 billion total addressable market by 2030, and it anticipates significant revenue growth from its expanded e-commerce effort. GM launched online accessory sales in 2015 and sells all of its 5,000 accessory products online.


GM plans to offer parts, accessories, digital products delivered over-the-air and subscriptions through a single digital storefront. For example, customers may use the store to purchase upgrades such as improved capabilities for the Super Cruise advanced driver assistance system and personalization themes for in-vehicle screens.


“We are placing software and digital services at the center of every part of our business,” said GM Chief Digital Officer Edward Kummer. “The future of GM retail lies at the intersection of digital and physical e-commerce. Whether it’s selling parts or vehicles, GM will meet our customers where it’s most convenient for them.”


The parts and accessories online store is built on one of three platforms that form the foundation of GM’s digital commerce transformation. In the future, in partnership with dealers, GM’s digital retail platform will allow customers to shop, purchase and finance electric vehicles entirely online, with the option to transition to an in-store experience at any point in the process. GM is also extending its subscription services platform to support new recurring revenue opportunities with forecasts to grow that business.  These initiatives ladder up to the $20 billion to $25 billion in annual software and services revenue opportunities that GM announced at Investor Day in October 2021.


General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.


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Japan – Mitsubishi Motors to Exhibit Electric Vehicles and SUVs at Tokyo Auto Salon 2022

Under the theme of “The Next Era, The Next Adventure,” Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will exhibit a total of seven models including two concept cars — the K-EV concept X Style(1) and the Vision Ralliart Concept — at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022(2).

Also on display will be five custom cars based on the production models available in Japan, which include the Outlander crossover SUV (two models); the Eclipse Cross crossover SUV; the Delica D:5 minivan; and the Minicab-MiEV, a kei-car(3) class electric commercial vehicle. Mitsubishi Motors’ lineup centers on electric vehicles (EVs) and SUVs with enhanced environmental-friendliness, safety, security and comfort.

K-EV concept X Style
The K-EV concept X Style4 is a new generation all-electric kei-car with Mitsubishi Motors-ness, which combines safety, security and comfort, as well as environmental-friendliness. It fuses maneuverability of a kei-car with smooth yet powerful acceleration and high-quality ride comfort of an EV, while offering advanced driver assistance systems and connectivity.

The exterior features an SUV-like styling and a two-tone color scheme, with a clean, solid matte blue body and a copper-colored roof reminiscing the motor winding of an EV. The front bumper, body sides and liftgate are accentuated by X-shaped logos, which symbolize the combination of a height kei wagon with an SUV-feel and appeal of an all-electric vehicle.

Vision Ralliart Concept
The Vision Ralliart Concept embodies Mitsubishi Motors’ vision for the new Ralliart and brings together the company’s engineering and passion for Monozukuri challenges (craftsmanship). Styling is given a premium look with impressive presence on the road, and the comfortable ride with peace of mind in various weather and road conditions – characteristic of Mitsubishi vehicles – is further refined.

The exterior features bold, muscular styling created by the front and rear bumpers with functional beauty, and the large, widened front and rear over fenders. The front grille with a radiator shutter and the large rear diffuser reminiscent of a race car emphasize the sportiness of the model. The matte black body color shows blue highlights when hit by light, creating a deep, multidimensional expression that gives it a high-quality feel.

To provide high driving performance, the Vision Ralliart Concept has a wide stance and is equipped with 22-inch large-diameter wheels and tires. Large brake discs and opposed-piston 6-pot brake calipers, which exert braking performance matching the powerful torque of the motors, are adopted to elevate acceleration, cornering, and braking to a higher level.

Outlander Ralliart Style and Eclipse Cross Ralliart Style
Equipped with the Ralliart accessories, the Outlander Ralliart Style and the Eclipse Cross Ralliart Style offer a sense of excitement to customers who seek their own unique driving and styling. The body is painted in premium, high-brightness White Diamond color, while the front, side and rear garnishes and the liftgate spoiler are colored in red to give the exterior a sporty look. The alloy wheels are painted black, and the side decals and mud flaps with the Ralliart logo express the passion of Ralliart for refinement of road performance.

Delica D:5 Tough x Tough
The Delica D:5 Tough x Tough is equipped with various aftermarket parts and Ralliart accessories to further emphasize the tough, off-road styling. The Black Mica body is complemented by matte black front grille and fender garnish, as well as red door mirrors and fog light garnish, which are the Ralliart accessories. A suspension lift is given by modifying the shock absorbers and springs, and the tough, off-road styling is enhanced by the 16-inch alloy wheels, all-terrain tires, front bumper guard, rear bumper guard, and mud flaps. The Delica D:5 Tough x Tough is also equipped with a roof carrier, a rooftop tent and a sleeping pad which can be used to make a fully-flat bed over the second and third row seats for a comfortable overnight stay.

Outlander Wild Adventure Style
The Outlander Wild Adventure Style allows the driver to fully enjoy outdoor leisure by adopting genuine accessories and collaborating with “ogawa,” a Japanese outdoor brand. The body color comes in Black Diamond, which emits a powerful sparkle when struck by light. The front, side and rear garnishes and the rear spoiler give the exterior a sporty look, while the side bars, rear bumper protector and mud guards emphasize the toughness of the SUV. The model is also equipped with a roof carrier, a trailer hitch, and camping gear5 in collaboration with “ogawa.”

Minicab-MiEV B-Leisure Style
The Minicab-MiEV B-Leisure Style is a kei-car class electric commercial vehicle that offers convenience from private to business use by serving as a source of power supply. The exterior features a two-tone paint with ivory-colored roof and moss green body reminiscent of forests and campgrounds, along with side decals of plugs, tent and work desk.

Fit for solo camping, the Minicab-MiEV B-Leisure Style is equipped with various gear such as a car awning, camping table and folding cot. Inside, the rear space is arranged to be fully flat, and the cabin is equipped with a low table, a seat chair and a rug to enhance comfort for remote working.

Furthermore, the Minicab-MiEV B-Leisure Style is equipped with the MiEV Power Box, which can use the power from the drive battery to power electronics and appliances such as an electric kettle, a coffee maker, or a laptop, making outdoor leisure and work even more comfortable and convenient.

(1) Pronounced “K-EV concept ‘cross’ style”
(2) Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the world’s largest custom car shows. Press day is on January 14 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 will be open to the public on January 15 and 16.
(3) Kei-car is a vehicle category in Japan for microcars.
(4) Production model will go on sale in Japan in early fiscal year 2022 (fiscal 2022 is from April 2022 to March 2023).
(5) Genuine accessories

About Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TSE:7211), MMC–a member of the Alliance with Renault and Nissan–, is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has more than 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, mainland China, the Philippines, Viet Nam and Russia. MMC has a competitive edge in SUVs, pickup trucks and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and appeals to ambitious drivers willing to challenge convention and embrace innovation. Since the production of our first vehicle more than a century ago, MMC has been a leader in electrification–launched the i-MiEV – the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, followed by the Outlander PHEV – the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric SUV in 2013. MMC announced a three-year business plan in July 2020 to introduce more competitive and cutting-edge models, including the Eclipse Cross PHEV (PHEV model), the all-new Outlander and the all-new Triton/L200.

For more information on MMC, please visit the company’s website at
https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/