Thursday, 12 October 2017

Effective HR Strategies Needed to Skill & Retain Talent: Bhawna Garg

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- To deliberate upon the challenges faced by the industry in the field of human resource development, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized ‘CII Strategic HR Conclave: Leverage HR to take business to the next level’ at CII NR Headquarters here today. The chief guest Ms Bhawna Garg, Secretary, Technical Education & Industrial Training, Government of Punjab, released ‘CII – Aon Hewitt Background Paper: Leverage HR to Take Business to the Next Level’ on the occasion.
In her special address, Bhawna Garg, Secretary-Employment Generation & Training and Technical Education & Industrial Training, Punjab, addresses CII Strategic HR Conclave, said employment generation was the biggest challenge before the state.  
She shared further that we would welcome key policy pointers to emerge from today’s conference organised by CII. The challenges that need to be addressed the most are retaining talent and nurturing the right kind of skilled workforce required in the job market. While unemployment figures are high but the youth in the Northern part of India either want to be absorbed in the government sector or migrate abroad. Unregulated and erratic working hours and lack of ensured minimum wages in the private sector dissuades the youth from seeking employment in the sector. This makes retaining talent and skilling the youth as per the needs of the job market a challenge for both the government and the private sector. I assure you to that the government will provide the industry the kind of manpower required.
Bhawna Garg said that she hope that CII and all stakeholders deliberating on strategic HR issues here today come up with concrete HR-specific proposals for the state government. People are our strength and people who lead and form organisations are very important. We need to channelize their energy with effective HR policies.
Gurmeet Singh Bhatia, Chairman, Punjab State Council & Managing Director, Ajooni Biotech Limited, said that human resource development has graduated from mere personnel departments to Strategic HR departments. The growth of any organization depends on how effectively it can capitalize on their human resources. The role of the human resource department needs to be redefined in order to serve the company better. In CII, we are moving towards adopting a multi-pronged approach, which addresses key issues of quality and competitiveness in small and medium enterprises; development through clusterstechnology initiatives while keeping special focus on HRD- covering both people and skills development and enhancing the quality of corporate governance.
Dr Prem Kumar, Vice Chancellor, GNA University, said that we need to boost business ecosystems in our country to effectively stimulate economic growth and employment over the longer term. Entrepreneur led organizations act as a significant catalyst for job creation and innovation for the country. Amongst multiple drivers of growth for organizations, ‘People-led Transformation’ is the fundamental driver for continued growth and sustainability of businesses. Entrepreneur-led organizations & family-owned SME organizations, which are established and continue to contribute to the growth of the country, need to capitalise upon the vast opportunity which presents itself in the form of ‘Make in India.
Sarvjit Samra, Vice Chairman, CII Punjab State Council & Managing Director, Capital Small Finance Bank Limited, said that in a scenario where organizations are striving to meet the competitive challenges, the pressure that the growth has placed on acquiring, developing and retaining talent is well known. HR strategies to overcome the challenge of skilling the right kind of manpower is of paramount importance especially for the MSME sector.

Big Bazaar to Offer Xiaomi Smartphones During its Festive Sales

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By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- Big Bazaar, one of the leading supermarket chain from Future Group with over 240 stores in India has partnered with Xiaomi for its festive season sale. Through this partnership Redmi Note 4 and Redmi4 will be available with exciting offers across all Big Bazaar stores in the country. This marks Big Bazaar’s back into the smartphone retail business after several years.
 Big Bazaar is a popular household name and is a leading supermarket chain. It operates on the principal of providing affordable and high quality products to everyone. Xiaomi with a vision of innovation for everyone shared this belief and caters high end innovative technology to everyone. The two brands are coming together for Big Bazaar’s biggest festive sale across 240 stores and would be making Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4 available across all Big bazaar stores.
Customers can purchase RedmiNote 4 and Redmi4 at a special price starting at Rs. 9999/-. In addition to this, customers can also grab these smartphones through No Cost EMI offer in association with Bajaj Finserv. Adding further discounts, all ICICI Bank Credit and Debit card users can get an additional 6% discount on these products.
Speaking about the partnership, Sreekishan Honale, Area Manager, Big Bazaar said that we are extremely happy to partner with Xiaomi, as this will give us an opportunity to offer some more exciting products to all our consumers. Since this time of the year is considered auspicious for making valuable purchases, customers can make the most of this limited stock offer.
We are delighted to partner with Big Bazaar, as it’s one of the leading retail chains in India. Big Bazaar has been able to establish itself as a household name in India and is known as a masses brand which provides value for money service. A key reason for our partnership for the festive sale was the similarity in our vision for our consumers. We look forward to delighting our Mi Fans further with Xiaomi technology with the help of Big Bazaar.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 are popular for the two day long lasting battery, 13 mega pixel camera, expandable storage and stylish matte finish. Xiaomi smartphones are available in limited stock at all Big Bazaar outlets in India, so grab the exciting offer till stock last.
Redmi Note 4 sports a premium metal body with elegant anodized high-gloss aluminium lines and a beautifully symmetric design. It features 2.5D curved glass on the front which, paired with tapered edges, makes the device extremely comfortable to hold.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, Redmi Note 4 delivers fast and seamless performance. Snapdragon 625 is the first chipset in its class to use 14nm FinFET technology, which is substantially more power-efficient than processors based on 28nm technology. As a result, Redmi Note 4's 4100mAh battery lasts on average 25% longer than Redmi Note 3. Redmi Note 4 is currently India’s highest shipped smartphone and Xiaomi sold more than 5 million units in less than 6 months. As per IDC Q2 2017 smartphone tracker, Redmi Note 4 is India’s highest shipped smartphone in a quarter in the history of Indian smartphone industry.

Redmi 4 is a 5-inch smartphone with a metal body and a fingerprint sensor. It sports a beautiful symmetric design, with a 2.5D curved glass that makes the phone super elegant and extremely comfortable to hold. Powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 435 Octa-core processor and an Adreno 505 GPU, Redmi 4 offers high performance gaming and multitasking. Redmi 4 is powered by a massive 4100mAh (typ) battery that can power through up to two days of regular usage.

Palate Fest to Satiate Chandigarh’s Love for Food and Fun

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- Come enjoy great food, awesome entertainment and a warming sun, at Palate Fest Chandigarh. After 5 successful editions in the Capital, one in Goa, and two in Chandigarh, Palate Fest is again in Chandigarh with its 3rd edition. Scheduled from October 13 till October 15, with a plethora of environment friendly entertainment, The Palate Fest will take over the picturesque Lake Sports Complex, Sukhna Lake, Sector 01, Chandigarh, run through an extravagant carnival of gourmet cuisine, filling the surroundings with appetizing aromas.
During this 3-day event there will be nearly 25 food outlets, through a combination of well established Restaurants and Delis along with market stalls, where home-made desserts, snacks and unique food offerings would delight the foodie in you. 
A brainchild of Ruchi Sibal and Aditi Kapoor, two food connoisseurs with an entrepreneurial spirit, the Palate Fest has something to suit everyone’s palate.
Ruchi Sibal, Director, Palate Fest Pvt. Ltd, explaining what Palate Fest offers to its partners and to the guests that Palate Fest provides all the associated culinary brands a common platform for interaction, understanding, business generation and exchange of ideas. It is also an opportunity for city residents to treat themselves to a culinary experience rich & expansive in food & mood.
Talking enthusiastically Aditi Kapoor, Director, Palate Fest Pvt. Ltd said that chandigarh is full of lovely people who are known for appreciating ‘all things good’ especially when it comes to food. An amalgamation of epicurean taste, wonderful weather, mesmerizing surroundings made Chandigarh a natural destination for Palate Fest. We are thankful for the support extended by our partners CITCO who have ensured that we can all look forward to a weekend full of food, fun & frolic.
Speaking at the press conference,  Navjot Kaur, CGM, CITCO said that we are delighted to partner Palate Fest in Chandigarh yet again; a park picnic as he would like to call it. With Palate, we hope to bring in the desired elements of food, music and leisure, all put together, which are close to the hearts of the people of Chandigarh. Also, with the food tourism growing in importance, we see the festival as an important element in promoting the food culture in the city.
Chandigarh Palate Fest will see the best brands from food & hospitality sector from across India, converging at Sports Complex, Sukhna Lake to give culinary enthusiasts the chance to indulge in a variety of delectable offerings and get an insight into the latest fine dining trends. The likes of Fat Lulus, House of Tigers, Wokman, Giani, Uncle Jack’s, Karim’s, Swagath, Chaayos, Mrs. Wong, IHOP, Zorra, Keventers, Devender Chutney, SardarBuksh Coffee, House of Candy, Handi, Milkshake & Co., Wholefoods, Casa Bella Vista, Hyatt, Hotel Mountview, Taj will ensure that there is something for everyone.
An interesting line-up of entertainment has been planned for the festival, which includes live music acts through the evening. Famous Artists namely Aayush on Acoustics (String and Wood), Fazal, Madira,  Ragaan, Riaaz, Yellow Cab, Sutra will be performing during the three day festival.  
Along with CITCO who are the partners, the weekend-long celebration of food has been sponsored and supported by Lloyd, Municipal Council of Chandigarh, Furtado, Hindustan Times, The Taj and Mountview, Fartelli Vineyards, Kidzania, My FM Radio 94.3.
Where - Lake Sports Complex, Sukhna Lake, Sector 1
Dates & Timing – Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October 2017 from 5.00 PM -11.00 PM, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th from 1.00 PM -11.00 PM. 

Election Commission Announces Dates for Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh will be held as a single phase on November 9, the Election Commission of India announced in New Delhi on Thursday. Counting of votes will be held on December 18, 2017. Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti, accompanied by Election Commissioners Om Prakash Rawat and Sunil Arora made the announcement.
The elections will be conducted by using electronic voting machines (EVMs) with voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT). The model code of conduct comes into effect immediately.
While speculations were rife that the ECI may announce the poll dates for Gujarat Assembly also, Achal Kumar Jyoti said the elections for the western State will be held later. An estimated 49.05 lakh voters, including over 20,000 new voters, will be exercising their franchise from 7,521 polling stations in Himachal Pradesh.
Achal Kumar Jyoti said that voter assistance booth will be set up and 200 wheel chairs have been arranged by the State government. He added that there will be 136 all-women managed poll stations this time. The ceiling for election expenditure per candidate is Rs. 25 lakh.
The Election Commission, for the first time use, RONet, an integrated application for conducted elections. It was first implemented in pilot basis in Ludhiana Assembly elections in February this year.
The term of the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly will come to an end on January 7, 2018.
While the BJP is yet to announce its chief ministerial candidate, Congress has announced Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as the nominee.
Key dates
Number of Constituencies: 68
Date of Notification of election: Oct 13, 2017
Last date of nominations: Oct 23, 2017
Scrutiny of nominations: Oct 24, 2017
Last date for withdrawal of nominations: Oct 26, 2017
Voting: Nov 9, 2017
Counting on Dec 18, 2017

PGI Faculty Awarded With ICMR Awards

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- PGIMER faculty members were presented ICMR Awards by Smt. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare at a function organised in New Delhi. Prof Deepak Bansal, Professor, Department of Pediatric Medicine (2016) was awarded ‘Dr. P. N. Raju Oration Award’. Dr. Sandeep Grover, Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry (2016) and Dr. Ajit Avasthi, Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry (2014) were awarded ‘Dr Vidya Sagar Award’.  Dr. Sahajal Dhooria, Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine (2016) and Dr. Navneet Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine (2014) were awarded ‘Smt. Kamal Satbir Award’. Dr. Sandeep Grover, Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry (2013) was awarded 'Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize'.  Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sahu, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Medicine (2014) was awarded 'Dr. H.B. Dingley Memorial Award. Dr. Surjit Singh, Professor and Head, Department of Pediatric Medicine (2011) was awarded 'ICMR Chaturvedi Kalawati Jagmohan Das Memorial Award'- Gold Medal. Dr. Akshay Anand, Professor, Department of Neurology (2012) and Dr. Virendra Singh, Professor, Department of Hepatology (2014) were awarded 'Amrut Mody Unichem Prize'.
Smt. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare was the chief guest of the function. Dr. V. K. Paul, Member, NITI Aayog, New Delhi & Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology were the Guests of Honour and ‘Vaidya’ Rajesh Kotecha, Special Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH was special invitee. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, DHR & DG, ICMR gave the welcome address.
The Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi organised the Awards Presentation Ceremony at Auditorium of National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. The award/prizes recognize excellence in various fields of health science research by Indian biomedical scientists. 
Indian council of medical research (ICMR) is the national agency for the promotion and conduct of biomedical research in India. The council announced awards for Indian scientists in recognition of their contributions made in various field of biomedical research.
Three doctors of PGI were present during the function to receive the awards. These were Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sahu, Dr. Virendra Singh and Dr. Sahajal Dhooria.

Cisco to Digitize World’s Largest Non-Profit Mid-Day Meal Programme

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- As part of its global efforts to support nonprofit organizations around the world that help meet critical human needs, Cisco today announced an agreement with Akshaya Patra Foundation which will be accelerating digitization of their kitchens across 7 locations in India.  Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest (non-profit) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to over 1.66 million children from 13,958 schools across 12 states in India. Digitization of Akshaya Patra kitchens and key offices will help them realize significant gains in productivity, scalability, and cost-efficiency and accelerate Akshaya Patra’s goal to reach 5 Million children by 2020.
As part of this agreement, Cisco will deploy an enterprise-grade network and collaboration suite connecting their kitchens and their offices by enabling end to end IT & process digitization.  The upgraded Akshaya Patra network will connect their offices in Bangalore, Gurgaon, and field kitchens across 7 locations (2 kitchens in Bangalore, one each in Lucknow, Vrindavan, Bellary, Guwahati, and Jigani) on a single network which will enable them to efficiently track their kitchen production, distribution, supply chain and logistics. 
Through digitization, Akshaya Patra will have faster and better connectivity in their field offices which is critical to the kitchen’s operational performance, and necessary to support virtual collaboration and knowledge sharing.  In addition, Akshaya Patra can now analyze, and operationalize disparate sets of data in near real-time helping them to improve the overall speed, security and responsiveness of the programme.  This digitization effort is expected to increase Akshaya Patra’s operational efficiency by about 5% in the initial phase, which will help them extend the mid-day meal program to over 28500 students everyday immediately. 
Cisco has been associated with Akshaya Patra since 2007 through employee giving, volunteering and disaster relief assistance. In the aftermath of the 2015 Chennai floods, Cisco sponsored Akshaya Patra’s first kitchen-on-wheels. The kitchen-on-wheels can run around the clock, with un-interrupted power supply to provide 2000 meals every two hours when stationed at any site post a disaster. In the aftermath of the recent floods in Gorakhpur, this kitchen generated about 100,000 meals.
Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco commented that technology connects people in meaningful ways and has the power to create new opportunities and boost economic growth and well-being. Cisco is committed to supporting scalable and self-sustaining programs that use technology to address some of society's biggest challenges. For the past 20 years, we have applied our technology and expertise to accelerate global problem solving and positively affect people, society, and the planet.
Shridhar Venkat, Chief Executive Officer, The Akshaya Patra Foundation said that we are excited to work with Cisco to digitize our operations. Small improvements in operational efficiency can have a big impact when you distribute at scale.  Currently most of the data collection and planning is manual; with a rapidly growing network of kitchens, the network platform we are putting in place today will help us in our digitization journey by enabling real-time data collection, streamline kitchen production, distribution and supply chain.  All of this will help us in our mission to reach more children. 
VC Gopalratnam, SVP-IT and CIO-International, Cisco said that in India, we focus on positively affecting and engaging with the communities in which we work, live, and play. Using the power of the network to digitally enable nonprofit organizations such as Akshaya Patra is a great example of how technology can help solve the world's most challenging problems. We are committed to focusing on solutions that can be scaled to benefit millions in underserved communities around the world.

Three Day Residential Training Programme on “Biological Monitoring, Analysis and Quality Assurance” Begins at PGI

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- A three day residential training programme on the “Biological Monitoring, Analysis and Quality Assurance” commenced today at School of Public Health, PGIMER organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh with support from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi and Department of Health Research (DHR), Delhi. Over 35 participants from various institutes, pollution control boards and health departments representing 13 states of India are attending the training programme. Experts are from various renowned institutes like National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur; Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh; Punjabi University, Patiala; Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh and Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Dr. Ravindra Khaiwal, Associate Professor of Environmental Health, School of Public Heath, PGIMER highlighted the importance of biological monitoring and mentioned that the use of living organisms as indicators can increase reliability and effectiveness of analytical control of environmental contaminants. Micro-organisms, protozoa, aquatic plants and animals may serve as biological indicators to measure the total toxicity in aquatic environment and can play a major role in programmes like ‘NamamiGange’ and  in maintenance of local ponds and lakes.
Dr. Suman Mor, Co-ordinator, Centre for Public Health, Panjab University, stated that changes in freshwater system can produce diverse biological effects ranging from the severe effects (such as episode of mass mortality of big fish was observed in Dhanas lake near Chandigarh) to the subtle effects. She further added that changes like these indicate that ecosystem and its associated organisms are under severe stress. Hence, the water from such ecosystem could affect the human health.
Dr. Malkit Singh, Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER highlighted that most widely used micro-biological procedures are for the monitoring of bacteria associated with fecal contamination, which gives direct indication of water borne infection risk to human health.
Prof. S.K Mehta, Director, Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility (SAIF), Panjab University and Co-ordinator of Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRICK), inaugurated the environmental training programme and emphasized that state of the environment is of great concern due to its enormous impact on living organisms and it is deteriorating due to human activities. Hence, he further stressed that when designing a monitoring programme biological method should also be considered along with other approaches to better understand the overall effect of contaminants on water bodies.
The training programme is financially supported by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi and Department of Health Research (DHR), Delhi.

Powermen Declares to Observe Mass Leave on Diwal

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- The Electricity Employees of Chandigarh under the banner of U.T. Powermen Union Chandigarh today i.e. on 12.10.2017 held a massive protest dharna & demonstration Near the Electricity Office Sector 17, Chandigarh. The Dharna and demonstration is being held against the authorities of the department for the issuance of suspension order’s of the employees of lower carders and for protecting the officers in theft case as well as against the authorities of the department for their negative attitude towards the genuine grievances of the employees. The employees of various sanctions from all the offices participate in the Dharna in a massive way.
While addressing the Dharna Union General Secretary of the Union Gopal Datt Joshi strongly criticize and condemned Chief Engineer U.T. Chandigarh and Superintending Engineer Electricity ‘Operation’ circle and Executive Engineer Electy ‘Op’ Div. No.2 who through manipulation, on the recommendation of SDO concerned suspended the 4 Nos. Sub Station Attendants  and blamed that the lower employees has been suspended and made victim to save the corruption/ malpractice  of higher authorities in case of theft of copper plates form the 66 KV substation IT Park and the suspension order of the employees has been issued without any investigation and departmental enquiries. The officers of the department are involve in the theft case and trying to shift the responsibilities on the shoulder of lower employees and termed it a manipulation of the officers concern after thought i.e. a gap more than 3 months of the theft.
While opposing the suspension order of the employees the he blamed that the SE Electricity issued the suspension order of lower employees on the recommendation of the SDO concern without applying his mind and further blame that firstly the transfer order of the employees issued 15 days ago to shift them from the destination and on 29th September, 2017 at night issued suspension orders of the employees even personal hearing have not even given to the concerned employees despite reputed requests of the employees concerned and union. But the main responsible person have even not been shifted / transfer, thus give them favoritism which is unfair and demanded immediate repatriation of the SDO to his parent State.
Vijay Singh Senior Vice President, Desh Raj, Vice President, Dhian Singh, Pardeep Sharma Joint Secretary, Raj Pal, Amrik Singh, Darshan Singh Secretary, Ranjit Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Daler Singh, Gagandeep, Kashmir Singh, Tilak Raj, Pan Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Swaran Singh, Narinder Kumar Chaoudhary and other leaders of the Union while strongly criticize the management for their illegal step blamed that the authorities instead of implement genuine grievances of the employees are adopting repressing attitude and working against the interest of department and its employees which will not be tolerated.
Raghbir Chand President, Rajinder Katoch, Bhim Sen, Bish Ram, Rekha Sharma, Baljinder Kumar Vice Presidents, Harkesh Chand, Behari Lal, Nasib Singh, Prem Lal and other leaders Federation of so supported the agitation of the powermen and decided to fight against the wrong action of the department officers.
Union president Satpal while congratulating the employees for their massive participation strongly condemned the negative attitude of the authorities and warn that if the suspension order of the employees will not be revoked immediately on pending enquiry and action will not be taken against the concerned SDO then union will continue its agitation and regular protest rally will be held daily before Diwali and mass leave will be observe on 19.10.2017 (Diwali). The authorities will be fully responsible for any inconvenience to the public due to agitation and strike. Later the delegation of the Union called by the Chief Engineer U.T. Chandigarh and delegation submit memorandum on which detail discussion were held on each an every demand including revocation of suspension orders.

Mahindra presents The New KUV100 NXT: 40 New Features & Enhancements with New bolder SUV Design

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By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th October:- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, today unveiled its New KUV100 NXT. Packed with 40 new features and enhancements, the KUV100 NXT now boasts of a new and more aggressive SUV design, more hi tech features, more premium interiors, and a more refined & pleasurable driving experience. The KUV100 NXT will now be available in 5 variants, namely, K2 & K2+, K4+, K6+ and K8 in both petrol & diesel with 5 & 6 seater options.
The KUV100 NXT will start at Rs. 4.45 lakh (ex-showroom Chandigarh) for the K2 variant.
Speaking on the Next Generation KUV100 NXT, Dr Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd mentioned that the KUV100 created a new category with an SUV in the price segment of Rs. 4.5 – Rs. 7.5 lakh. We have always been a listening organization and in line with that, we have managed to successfully launch the New KUV100 within 21 months. With its unique proposition, I firmly believe that the KUV100 NXT will reaffirm our customers’ faith in Mahindra’s abilities to create class leading products.
Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said that we are happy to present the New KUV100 NXT. Today’s evolving customer aspirations demand more in terms of premiumness, style and hi-tech features and the KUV100 NXT is a true reflection of that. Given that the growth in the UV segment has been primarily driven by the compact SUVs, I am confident that the KUV100 NXT will resonate well with its buyers; both first time car buyers as well as upgraders.
Launched in January 2016, the KUV100 created a new SUV segment. The New KUV100 NXT is now all set to reach newer heights. The new exterior styling in the KUV100 NXT has further enhanced its aggressive SUV design and bold SUV stance with new front grille, new bumpers with flared wheel arches and cladding for the macho look. In addition it offers more style quotient with new 15” diamond cut alloys and powered ORVMs with turn indicators. The KUV100 NXT is now loaded with more hi-tech features such as the 7” touch screen with navigation, Electronic Temperature Control Panel, electrically foldable ORVMs and parking sensors.  To add to the overall experience, the New KUV100 NXT offers a quieter & more refined peppy drive. Further the sporty black interiors, plush new fabric upholstery, amongst other new additions enhance the premium feel in the interior.
The New KUV100 NXT has a robust monocoque SUV construction and comes with standard ABS & dual airbags (K2+ onwards) for overall safety and peace of mind. It is the only vehicle in the price point which can seat 6 people comfortably with amazing space and comfort. 
Customers can choose from both gasoline and diesel options  the mFALCON G80 is a 1.2L, MPFI and dual VVT petrol engine that delivers 61kW (82bhp) power and 115Nm torque and the mFALCON D75 is a 1.2L turbo-charged, diesel engine with CRDI technology that delivers 57.4kW (77bhp) power and 190Nm torque.
The New KUV100 NXT comes with First in Segment flexi 6 & 5 seater options with a flat floor enabling ample legroom and headroom for 6 adults. It also offers innovative storage spaces like front & rear armrest with cup holders, cooled glove box, under floor & under seat storage and boot space of 243 litres (expandable to 473 L with flat floor).
The New KUV100 NXT will be available in 8 attractive colours of Fiery Orange, Flamboyant Red, Pearl White, Dazzling Silver, Designer Grey, Midnight Black and the 2 Dual Tone options of Flamboyant Red with Metallic Black and Dazzling Silver with Metallic Black.