April 2010 Auto News

Ford India appoints N Raja as V-P of Sales

Ford India appoints N Raja as V-P of Sales


29 April,2010 Ford India has appointed N Raja as its Vice-President Sales effective from April 1. Raja reports directly to Nigel Wark Ford India’s Executive Director Marketing Sales .....

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Sixth-Generation 5-Series BMW Launched-Priced at Rs 38.9-45.9 Lakh

Sixth-Generation 5-Series BMW Launched-Priced at Rs 38.9-45.9 Lakh


29 April,2010 BMW has just launched the much awaited sixth-generation BMW 5-Series sedan in India. The new lineup is available as four variants the 523i and 535i petrol and 525d and 530d .....

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Skoda India achieves a record sales growth of 213 pc in Q1 10

Skoda India achieves a record sales growth of 213 pc in Q1 10


29 April,2010 Skoda Auto India a fully-owned subsidiary of Skoda Auto A S Czech Republic said its sales grew 213 per cent for quarter ending March over the same period last year. .....

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Mahindra Bolero continues to be No 1 SUV fourth time in a row

Mahindra Bolero continues to be No 1 SUV fourth time in a row


28 April,2010 Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra M & M said its Bolero has once again emerged as country’s no 1 sport utility vehicle SUV for the fourth time in a row selling a .....

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Tata Africa to Establish Assembly Plant in Nigeria

Tata Africa to Establish Assembly Plant in Nigeria


28 April,2010 Tata Africa will open an assembly plant in Nigeria. Tata Africa’s Regional director for West Africa Sudeep Ray says that this plan comes with a condition that the unit .....

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Maruti Suzuki to Increase Production by 70,000 Units in India

Maruti Suzuki to Increase Production by 70,000 Units in India


27 April,2010 Maruti Suzuki India which is currently India’s largest car maker plans to scale up its production by at least 70000 units in 2010 to get closer to the rising production .....

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Porsche recalls all Panameras in embarrassing move

Porsche recalls all Panameras in embarrassing move


27 April,2010 Performance sports car maker Porsche AG’s sterling reputation for quality took a severe dent on Tuesday when it recalled every Panamera it built only months after the .....

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Maruti Q4 net rises by 170 per cent

Maruti Q4 net rises by 170 per cent


26 April,2010 Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has reported a jump of 170 per cent in its net profit for the fourth quarter ending March 31 supported by the 21 per cent rise in sales. The .....

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Nissan Starts Trial Exports of Cars from India

Nissan Starts Trial Exports of Cars from India


26 April,2010 The Indian subsidiary of the Japanese Nissan Motor Company has taken the first step to export new cars from its plant near Chennai by shipping out six Nissan Micra cars as test .....

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Hyundai Motor India Ltd Sees Flat Exports this Fiscal

Hyundai Motor India Ltd Sees Flat Exports this Fiscal


25 April,2010 India’s largest passenger car exporter Hyundai Motor India Ltd expects a flat year for exports as many of its export markets are yet to pull through fully from the .....

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Mahindra Logan Prices have been cut by Rs 80,000

Mahindra Logan Prices have been cut by Rs 80,000


22 April,2010 India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor maker M&M said on Thursday that it has cut the price of its Logan sedan. Mahindra and Mahindra has cut the price of the car .....

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Maruti Launches New WagonR

Maruti Launches New WagonR


22 April,2010 Maruti Suzuki today launched new hatchback WagonR which is also being called as “The Blue-Eyed Boy”. The BS IV compliant new WagonR features the K-Series engine the .....

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Proton Holdings Bhd tries again for a joint venture

Proton Holdings Bhd tries again for a joint venture


22 April,2010 Proton Holdings Bhd is once again trying to finalise an Indian partner. But this time Proton would try for completely knocked down CKD operations rather than manufacturing cars .....

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Ford to hire 700 to hike Figo output by 40 per cent

Ford to hire 700 to hike Figo output by 40 per cent


21 April,2010 Ford India said on Wednesday it would increase production of its Figo compact car on the back of robust demand and will hire up to 700 people for its Chennai manufacturing .....

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Rolls-Royce signs engineering partnership with TCS

Rolls-Royce signs engineering partnership with TCS


21 April,2010 UK-based Rolls-Royce has announced a global engineering partnership with business solutions and outsourcing technology firm Tata Consultancy Services TCS. TCS will provide .....

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Car loans rise 18 per cent to Rs 33,000 crore in 2009-10

Car loans rise 18 per cent to Rs 33,000 crore in 2009-10


20 April,2010 Leading banks lent 18 per cent more to car buyers in 2009-10 at Rs 33000 crore compared with Rs 28000 crore in the previous year. HDFC Bank one of the leading lenders .....

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Maruti Crosses the 3-Lakh K-Series Engine Production Milestone

Maruti Crosses the 3-Lakh K-Series Engine Production Milestone


20 April,2010 India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has crossed the milestone of rolling out three lakh K-series engines its latest generation engine which powers new models like the .....

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Hyundai Santa Fe Coming Soon to India

Hyundai Santa Fe Coming Soon to India


19 April,2010 Hyundai Motor India Ltd has confirmed that popular Sports Utility Vehicle ‘Santa Fe’ will be launched in the Indian market as Completely Built Unit CBU this year. .....

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Suzuki to Increase Engine Output Capacity

Suzuki to Increase Engine Output Capacity


19 April,2010 Suzuki Motor Corp will be increasing its engine output capacity in India by about 30 per cent. The car maker is looking at producing over 1.25 million units a year. The company .....

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Mahindra and Mahindra and Renault Joint Venture Restructured

Mahindra and Mahindra and Renault Joint Venture Restructured


18 April,2010 Renault is departing from the not-so-successful joint venture with India’s Mahindra & Mahindra after low sales of Logan and is expected to concentrate on other .....

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Tata Aria to Be Launched in May or June

Tata Aria to Be Launched in May or June


18 April,2010 Tata Aria the all-new seven-seater crossover between a SUV and an MPV by Tata Motors is going to be launched in the next few weeks. The car may also be on rolls for exports. .....

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Bajaj says no to car; can make for Renault on LCV platform

Bajaj says no to car; can make for Renault on LCV platform


15 April,2010 Bajaj on Thursday said it will not enter the overcrowded car market on its own but kept its options open to manufacturing small cars for foreign companies like Renault and .....

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Chevrolet Tavera to take the non-metro road

Chevrolet Tavera to take the non-metro road


15 April,2010 Though the new Bharat Stage BS-IV emission norms have forced the Chevrolet Tavera out of the 13 Indian cities General Motors says that it is struggling to meet the demand .....

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Toyota Etios Production to Start From December 2010

Toyota Etios Production to Start From December 2010


14 April,2010 Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota has announced that the production of their Etios sedan would start at the end of the year 2010. Toyota Etios is being positioned at the entry .....

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Bajaj Auto may look beyond Chakan for Small Car Project

Bajaj Auto may look beyond Chakan for Small Car Project


13 April,2010 Bajaj Auto Ltd may look at other locations apart from Chakan for its projected three and four-wheeler plant. Bajaj Auto may look at moving out of Chakan due to unavailability .....

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