August 2011 Auto News

Maruti Suzuki sacks 12 more workers, resumes production at Manesar plant

Maruti Suzuki sacks 12 more workers, resumes production at Manesar plant


30 August,2011 Maruti Suzuki the country’s top carmaker sacked 12 more workers and resumed production at its Manesar plant on Tuesday afternoon a day after work was halted due to a .....

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PSA Peugeot Citroen to set up Rs 4,000-cr facility in Gujarat

PSA Peugeot Citroen to set up Rs 4,000-cr facility in Gujarat


30 August,2011 An announcement is likely in three days the official said. “A Peugeot delegation including Gregoire Olivier CEO Asian operations and Frederic Fabre managing .....

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Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant again hit by labour unrest

Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant again hit by labour unrest


29 August,2011 Country’s top carmaker Maruti Suzuki plunged into another crisis as production at its Manesar plant was abruptly stopped for the second time in past two months after its .....

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India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki to launch 20 models in 5 years

India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki to launch 20 models in 5 years


28 August,2011 Maruti Suzuki India’s largest carmaker is gearing up for a major product onslaught with the launch of 15-20 new vehicles in five years. To remain competitive and protect .....

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Pirelli plans to source India-made tubeless tyres for its global needs

Pirelli plans to source India-made tubeless tyres for its global needs


28 August,2011 Pirelli the official tyre supplier for the Formula One world championship plans to source Indian made tubeless tyres as it faces capacity shortages at its manufacturing plants .....

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BMW expands India output by 1,000 units; launches X3 SUV

BMW expands India output by 1,000 units; launches X3 SUV


25 August,2011 German luxury car maker BMW on Thursday said it has increased annual output from its Chennai plant to 11000 units with the start of second shift from June. The company .....

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BMW India to add to its product line up to maintain leadership in segment

BMW India to add to its product line up to maintain leadership in segment


25 August,2011 BMW India the countrys leading luxury car brand will introduce a coupe version of its top-of-the-line sedan the 6 Series by next month and a convertible version of the 3 Series .....

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GM, LG to jointly develop electric cars

GM, LG to jointly develop electric cars


25 August,2011 General Motors Co and LG Corp have struck a deal to develop electric cars together a first-of-its-kind alliance between the top U.S. automaker and a leading Korean conglomerate .....

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Renault-Nissan plant in Oragadam rolls out 1 lakh units

Renault-Nissan plant in Oragadam rolls out 1 lakh units


25 August,2011 The alliance plant of Renault-Nissan automotive manufacturing facility in Oragadam near Chennai has crossed a milestone achievement of rolling out one lakh units. Nissan .....

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Fiat to continue joint venture with Tata Motors

Fiat to continue joint venture with Tata Motors


24 August,2011 Close on the heels of Ratan Tata’s statement on reworking Tata Motors’ link with Fiat the Italian car major has said that their partnership will continue albeit the .....

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Ford plans small car priced at Rs 3-4 lakh to compete Maruti A Star, Hyundai i10

Ford plans small car priced at Rs 3-4 lakh to compete Maruti A Star, Hyundai i10


24 August,2011 Barely a month into singing a pact with the Gujarat government to build a plant Ford Motor Company has started developing a global small car to be manufactured at its new .....

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Mercedes-Benz is official partner of Noida F1 track

Mercedes-Benz is official partner of Noida F1 track


24 August,2011 Luxury car maker Mercedes Benz India will establish a performance driving academy in partnership with JPSI as it announces its presence at the Indian Formual 1 races to be held .....

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Audi launches business edition of SUV Q5

Audi launches business edition of SUV Q5


23 August,2011 German luxury car manufacturer Audi on Tuesday launched the business edition of its sports utility vehicle SUV Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro priced at Rs.3513000 ex-showroom Maharashtra. .....

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Most Americans not keen on Indian, Chinese cars

Most Americans not keen on Indian, Chinese cars


23 August,2011 A wave of new Indian and Chinese automobiles are poised to make their debut in the US market in coming months but a new study has found that most Americans are not open to the .....

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New versions of Tata’s Vista hatchback launched

New versions of Tata’s Vista hatchback launched


23 August,2011 Indian auto major Tata Motors on Tuesday launched the new petrol and diesel versions of its hatchback Vista priced between Rs.3.88 lakh and Rs.4.79 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. .....

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Maruti Suzuki plans to roll out a global car by 2017

Maruti Suzuki plans to roll out a global car by 2017


21 August,2011 As it strengthens the R&D activities the countrys largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is aiming higher with plans to roll out a global car by 2017. “Our .....

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Maruti Suzuki sales to grow to 8-10 per cent this year

Maruti Suzuki sales to grow to 8-10 per cent this year


21 August,2011 Auto major Maruti Suzuki on Saturday said its sales are likely grow by 8-10 per cent this year a sharp drop from 30 per cent growth witnessed last year. “We lost .....

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Exports may come down by 10K units this fiscal: Maruti Suzuki

Exports may come down by 10K units this fiscal: Maruti Suzuki


18 August,2011 Indias leading car maker Maruti Suzukis exports may come down by 10000 units in this fiscal due to the financial crisis in Europe a senior company executive on Thursday said. .....

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Honda slashes price of new Jazz by 1.5 lakh

Honda slashes price of new Jazz by 1.5 lakh


18 August,2011 Hondas Indian car unit has cut prices of its premium Jazz by up to Rs 1.62 lakh in a move to win back customers. The hatchback will now be available for a starting price of Rs .....

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Facelifted Honda Jazz launched at Rs 5.50 lakhs

Facelifted Honda Jazz launched at Rs 5.50 lakhs


17 August,2011 Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. leading manufacturer of premium cars in India today launched the new Honda Jazz with fresh new exterior styling enhanced interiors and several new .....

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Italian carmaker Fiat may make diesel engines for Maruti Suzuki cars

Italian carmaker Fiat may make diesel engines for Maruti Suzuki cars


17 August,2011 Italian carmaker Fiat will make diesel engines for Maruti Suzuki’s popular line-up of cars at its Ranjangaon plant. With 85 percent of Swift Ritz DZiRE and SX4 sold run .....

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All New Maruti Suzuki Swift launched at Rs 4.22 lakhs

All New Maruti Suzuki Swift launched at Rs 4.22 lakhs


16 August,2011 Maruti Suzuki India Limited India’s largest car manufacturer today unveiled its much awaited sportier and stylish car the all new ‘Swift’. The new .....

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New Volkswagen Jetta launched at Rs. 14.12 Lakhs Ex-showroom New Delhi

New Volkswagen Jetta launched at Rs. 14.12 Lakhs Ex-showroom New Delhi


16 August,2011 Volkswagen Europe’s leading car manufacturer unveiled the all-new Jetta for India today. With a totally new design and a powerful engine the all-new Jetta will be .....

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Tata Motors global sales down 6 per cent in July

Tata Motors global sales down 6 per cent in July


16 August,2011 Tata Motors said its global sales stood at 85392 units in July down six per cent as compared to the same month last year. Sales of luxury brands from Jaguar Land Rover .....

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Used car sales to zip past new ones

Used car sales to zip past new ones


15 August,2011 India’s used car market which has so far faithfully followed new car sales is now all set to zoom ahead as a sentiment slowdown hits car sales in autoville. According to .....

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