New Delhi, Sep 18 (PTI) Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) is recalling around 2.24 lakh units of its premium sports utility vehicles — CR-V, sedans Civic, City and hatchback Jazz, manufactured between 2003 and 2012 — to replace faulty airbag inflators in the largest such exercise in the country. Under the recall, which is a part of its parent Hondas global initiative to replace the faulty airbags, HCIL will voluntarily replace airbag inflators of 2,23,578 vehicles of previous generations of CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz, the company said in a statement. The exercise will cover 13,073 units of CR-V manufactured between 2004-11; 54,290 units of Civic sedan produced between 2003-2012; 1,40,508 units of its popular sedan City made between 2007 and 2012 and 15,707 units of premium hatchback Jazz manufactured between 2009 and 2011, it added. “The replacement would be carried out free of cost at HCIL dealerships across India in a phased manner, starting October 12, 2015 and the company will communicate with customers directly,” HCIL said. Globally, Honda had announced recall of over two million units to replace faulty airbags provided by its supplier Takata Corp. Automobile manufacturers have been recalling vehicles on safety issues since industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) initiated a voluntary policy in July 2012. A total of 10,85,064 vehicles have been recalled so far in India by various companies ever since it started. As per SIAM data, the previous biggest recalls in India were by Ford of about 1.66 lakh units of its Figo and Fiesta classic models in September 2013 and General Motors recall of 1.55 lakh units of Beat, Spark and Enjoy models in July this year. PTI MSS RKL MKJadvertisement
World Cup ‘Ronaldo is irreplaceable’ – Real Madrid star sets Portugal standard for Silva Harry Sherlock 23:10 6/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal v Spain Portugal v Morocco Iran v Portugal Morocco Spain Portugal Iran The Portugal superstar is 33 and this summer may well be his last chance to win the World Cup with his country Cristiano Ronaldo is irreplaceable, according to his Portugal team-mate Bernardo Silva.With the World Cup looming, the Euro 2016 champions are gearing up for their first group stage game, a mouthwatering tie on Friday against Spain, regarded as one of the favourites to win the competition.Ronaldo will, of course, be pivotal to any chance Portugal may have in Russia and, with the Real Madrid superstar now 33, this may be his last chance at securing the trophy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Silva, who enjoyed a solid first season with Manchester City, believes that Portugal have a squad deep enough to maintain their current level, but he accepts that they will not be able to merely replace Ronaldo, who has developed into a phenomenon since winning his first cap in 2003.”It’s important that people understand that he’s irreplaceable,” Silva said, per Marca .”When he wants to leave, there will be a group with a very high level and I think we can maintain that.”I hope to be one of those players, I have ambition and obviously I will give my best to help.”When Cristiano goes, we will lose the best player in Portuguese football.”We will try to keep this level with the national team, but it doesn’t worry me right now seeing myself in the role of the fan’s idol.”These things can happen or not, but they have to be natural.”While talk of Ronaldo’s exit from the international stage may well prove premature, Silva insists that he and his team-mates are all trying to follow the example set by the former Manchester United attacker, who is refusing to rest on his laurels.“Ambition is [Ronaldo]’s strong point,” he added.”He’s a player that has five Ballons d’Or and five Champions Leagues, who has spent 10 years scoring more than 40 goals a season… All together it’s tremendous.”That he’s managed to maintain that level gives you an idea of what he represents as a player. The majority with two or three Ballons d’Or want to relax and enjoy the easy life, he keeps pushing for a higher level.”He’s our reference point, an example for everyone and we hope that he’s in his best form because only if he’s good can Portugal hope to achieve big things.”Portugal will also face Iran and Morocco in the group stage, as they bid to add the World Cup to their surprise European Championship triumph this summer.