Equipped with a 2.5 litre gasoline hybrid engine and coupled with dual motors, the New Vellfire Hybrid delivers optimum performance and super fuel efficiency at 16.35 km, according to the company. While the luxury car
market in India went through ups and downs last year, the company believes that the Vellfire would keep attracting those who are willing to pay for vehicle of this price range as it fills certain available gaps in this segment. The company chose Hyderabad for the national launch of New Vellfire as more than 20 percent of the total bookings came from the city.
Speaking on the occasion, KTM
managing director Masakazu Yoshimura said the faster adoption of environmentally sustainable vehicles will be driven by technologies using energy mix such as hybrids, rather than pure EVs.
senior vice president-sales Naveen Soni said self-charging hybrid vehicles are the most suited technology model for Indian conditions even though the relevance of various technology options including pure EVs and plug-in hybrids will largely depend on the driving needs, according to him.
Responding to a question on the adoption of BS-VI emission norms, Soni said all the Toyota showrooms are currently displaying only BS-VI vehicles and even then the waiting period for vehicle delivery stands at over a month. "This indicates a smooth transition as far as BS-VI adoption is concerned," he said.