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autos Updated: Jan 13, 2010 19:59 IST
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Help at hand

Hyundai Motors has launched a Road Side Assistance program, with the aim of providing emergency roadside assistance services round the clock. The program is designed to ensure that customers get immediate and hassle-free service in the event of a breakdown.

The scheme will be available as a complimentary service with new vehicles for two years starting February 1, 2010, while existing customers will be offered this option at the best rates. The 24×7 Road Side Assistance program covers services such as: wheel change, fuel delivery up to 5 litres, arrangement of taxis for the customer, opening the vehicle in the event of a key lock-out,
rectifying electrical problems related to the battery and fuse, and car towing to the nearest workshop in cases of an accident.

Have an Edge

Chennai-based BSA Motors has unveiled its next-generation electric scooter ‘Edge’. The Edge is likely to be priced at Rs 35,500 (ex-showroom Delhi) and will be available in four colours. It has a motor-rated power of 1250 watts and a motor peak power of 1600 watts.

A unique feature of the Edge is the ‘speed selection switch’, that enables the rider to switch to power mode (speed) or economy mode while riding. It also boasts a planetary geared motor technology for better acceleration. It requires six to eight hours of battery charge time.