AutoQ: Kia Seltos SUV, GST Cut for E-Vehicles, Ducati & More
The 2019 Kia Seltos sets new benchmarks in terms of features in the mid-size SUV segment.
The 2019 Kia Seltos sets new benchmarks in terms of features in the mid-size SUV segment.Photo: The Quint

AutoQ: Kia Seltos SUV, GST Cut for E-Vehicles, Ducati & More

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1. Kia Seltos First-Drive Review: Setting New Benchmarks

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2. Ducati Diavel 1260 launched in India, Prices Start at Rs 17.7 Lakh

The Ducati Diavel comes with a 3.5-inch touch screen.
The Ducati Diavel comes with a 3.5-inch touch screen.
(Photo: Ducati India)

Ducati India has taken the wraps off its latest and one of the most powerful motorcycles in its line-up, the Ducati Diavel 1260 and the Diavel 1260S.

The bikes were showcased at EICMA last year and replaces the existing Ducati Diavel.

Where the Ducati Diavel 1260 has been priced at Rs 17.70 lakh, the Diavel 1260S comes in at Rs 19.25 lakh.

The new Ducatis have been built completely from the ground up including the chassis, steering geometry, suspension and a few more additions. It is slated to come to India as completely built units from Thailand.

It sports a new tubular steel Trellis frame with an aluminium swing arm. Both the Ducati superbikes here offer 244 Kg kerb weight and come with 17-litre fuel tank capacity. Wheelbase on offer is 1,600mm with a seat height of 780mm.

Read the full story here.

3. Here’s How Much You Need to Pay for Electric Vehicles in India Now

Mahindra e2o Plus electric car.
Mahindra e2o Plus electric car.
(Photo Courtesy: MotorScribes)

The recent Budget announcements in India clearly showed us the country is slowly ready to head towards electric vehicles.

And keeping that in focus, a high-powered Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council recently decided to reduce the tax rate on electric vehicles (EVs) to 5 percent from the existing 12 percent, with effective from 1 August.

In addition to this, it also slashed the (GST) on EV chargers from 18 percent to 5 percent. This has made a direct impact on the prices of electric cars, bikes and scooters that are already selling in the market.

Read the full story here to find the list of cars and scooters with revised prices.

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