Cyclone Michaung: Maruti, Mahindra, Audi, Hyundai offer support to customers

  • Among other carmakers, Volkswagen India has also offered road-side assistance to customers affected by the flood triggered by Cyclone Michaung.
Cyclone Michaung flood cars
Vehicles partially submerged in the waterlogged road following heavy rainfall triggered by Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai. Maruti, Hyundai and a few more carmakers have offered assistance to customers affected by flood due to the cyclone. (ANI)
Cyclone Michaung flood cars
Vehicles partially submerged in the waterlogged road following heavy rainfall triggered by Cyclone Michaung, in Chennai. Maruti, Hyundai and a few more carmakers have offered assistance to customers affected by flood due to the cyclone.

Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hyundai Motor and luxury car maker Audi have extended support to customers in cyclone and flood affected regions of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

In a statement, Maruti Suzuki India said it has collaborated with its dealer partners and made several arrangements at its workshops. As soon as the news about the cyclone 'Michaung' was reported, the company proactively sent out 7 lakh SMS alerts containing precautionary steps to its customers to ensure that even before the cyclone hits, customers could take precautionary measures to safeguard their cars against potential damage, it said in a statement.

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The company said it mobilised 46 tow trucks from neighbouring cities and activated 34 roadside assistance vehicles for quick response, augmented spare parts inventory for ready availability, and collaborated with insurance firms for faster claim processing and settlement.

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Mahindra & Mahindra said it has initiated complimentary roadside assistance, no-cost inspection and damage assessment and financial relief through special discount to its customers in the affected areas.

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Audi has announced 24x7 complimentary roadside assistance for customer cars impacted by the floods caused by the ongoing cyclone Michaung in Chennai.

"In light of the unprecedented challenges faced by the city of Chennai, we are making every possible effort to assist our customers in the city," Audi India Head Balbir Singh Dhillon said.

Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India, has announced a financial support of 3 crore to help communities affected by the Michaung cyclone in Tamil Nadu.

The company's onsite teams are working along with state government authorities to deliver emergency relief, including food, water, shelter, medical assistance and other essential commodities to affected communities, it added.

First Published Date: 06 Dec 2023, 16:17 PM IST
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