On Sunday, 9th March TVS launched its first three wheeler - The King in Chennai. The three-wheeler, available in both LPG and petrol versions, has an electric start and is priced in the range of Rs 90,000 to Rs 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom). A diesel version will be introduced by December. Also a CNG version will be made available by JULY for city like Delhi.
TVS says the autorickshaw is a modern low friction, seven port engine, that is highly fuel efficient. Also, the engine operates at lower revolutions for a given road speed, thereby, improving its reliability. Styling and comfort is far better than many other rivals in segment.
Fuel Efficiency is said to be 30 Kmpl due to its low friction 200 cc two stroke engine.
Standard accessories include a water bottle holder and a magazine holder and optional accessories include wheel covers, FM radio, a digital clock, an idol stand, floor mats and an additional rear bumper.
TVS is always good in doing refinement and they are bold in accepting good things of other as well as incorporating their own. They concentrate on those minor aspects which are usually overlooked by others. In this Autorikshaw too, we can see comfort and interiors are not like those hand made but are designed professionally. Though overall look is as a normal three wheeler but inners are well finished. We hope that this will turn out to be a good sign for Autorikshaw where uptill now comfort was not a matter to look upon.
Company says that they will occupy 30% market share in next two years and I believe they will.