December 2011 Auto News

Hyundai to showcase HND-7 MPV at Auto Expo

Hyundai to showcase HND-7 MPV at Auto Expo


29 December,2011 Automobile major Hyundai Thursday said it will showcase its multi-purpose vehicle HND-7 at the Auto Expo in New Delhi beginning on Jan 5. “We are showcasing some .....

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India overtakes Brazil as sixth largest vehicle maker

India overtakes Brazil as sixth largest vehicle maker


29 December,2011 India has overtaken Brazil as the world’s sixth largest automobile manufacturing country going by data on the first six months this year according to the international .....

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Assocham predicts downward spiral of Auto industry until early FY’13

Assocham predicts downward spiral of Auto industry until early FY’13


28 December,2011 The auto industry may continue to face tough times till the first quarter of 2012-13 as firms are expected to hike car prices by up to 10 per cent resulting in reduced demand a .....

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Auto industry to raise prices by 2-10 percent

Auto industry to raise prices by 2-10 percent


28 December,2011 The Indian automotive industry is set to hike prices by 2-10 per cent in the first quarter of the next financial year following rise in input costs and fall in rupee a study by .....

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M&M hikes XUV500 prices by up to Rs 55,000 from Jan 1

M&M hikes XUV500 prices by up to Rs 55,000 from Jan 1


28 December,2011 Following others auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Wednesday said it will increase the prices of its recently launched international car XUV500 by at least Rs 30000 from .....

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Indian car sales will bounce back in 2012

Indian car sales will bounce back in 2012


27 December,2011 Reversing the declining trend of the recent months car sales are likely to bounce back as inflation and interest rates are expected to come down in 2012 according to research .....

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Mahindra’s Ssangyong likely to miss 2011 sales target

Mahindra’s Ssangyong likely to miss 2011 sales target


27 December,2011 India’s largest utility vehicles maker Mahindra & Mahindra’s South Korean subsidiary Ssangyong is likely to fall short of its sales target for 2011 as debt woes .....

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Auto companies bet on SUVs for turnaround

Auto companies bet on SUVs for turnaround


26 December,2011 Macho wheels will take centre-stage at the upcoming Auto Expo as SUVs are set to emerge as the watch-outs at the week-long automobile extravaganza that kicks off on January 5. .....

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Personal cars account for 0.6 percent of India's diesel consumption

Personal cars account for 0.6 percent of India's diesel consumption


26 December,2011 They may be branded as villains by the environmental lobby but personal cars consume a paltry 0.6 percent of the diesel consumed in the country an internal Planning Commission .....

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2011: Plunging sales, strikes; A year to forget for auto industry

2011: Plunging sales, strikes; A year to forget for auto industry


25 December,2011 A year that began with a bang only to fizzle out in the end with car sales posting the steepest fall in nearly 11 years; a year marred by strikes 2011 will be one that the .....

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Audi India may hike prices by up to 2 percent in early-2012

Audi India may hike prices by up to 2 percent in early-2012


25 December,2011 Luxury car maker Audi India is understood to have finalised an increase in prices of its entire range of models mainly due to falling rupee and rising input costs in the recent .....

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Mahindras sign MoU with IOB for vehicle financing

Mahindras sign MoU with IOB for vehicle financing


25 December,2011 Mahindra and Mahindra part of the USD 14.4 billion Mahindra Group on Saturday inked a MoU with PSU Indian Overseas Bank for providing financing for a range of its vehicles. .....

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Polaris plans to launch electric cars in India

Polaris plans to launch electric cars in India


25 December,2011 Polaris India the multi-terrain vehicles major plans to launch electric cars in the country after solving issues like infrastructure. The company a wholly-owned .....

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Tata Motors to replace starter motor in Nano models

Tata Motors to replace starter motor in Nano models


25 December,2011 Tata Motors is upgrading the starter motor of all old Nano models to the one installed in its new 2012 edition launched in November a spokesman said on Monday. The .....

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Force Motors says joint venture with MAN didn’t live up to expectations

Force Motors says joint venture with MAN didn’t live up to expectations


22 December,2011 Inability to live up to expectations lead to the breakup of its joint venture with Germany’s MAN Truck & Bus AG commercial vehicles maker Force Motors on Thursday .....

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Skoda, Audi to gain most from EU deal

Skoda, Audi to gain most from EU deal


22 December,2011 Skoda and Audi are expected to be the biggest beneficiaries of the government’s move to allow the import of a specified number of cars at lower import duty under the .....

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Toyota to recall 41,000 units of Etios, Liva models in India

Toyota to recall 41,000 units of Etios, Liva models in India


22 December,2011 Japanese car maker Toyota is recalling 41000 units of its sedan Etios and small car Liva in India to replace faulty inlet pipe to fuel tank. The company which is present .....

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One lakh visitors-a-day limit set for Auto Expo 2012

One lakh visitors-a-day limit set for Auto Expo 2012


21 December,2011 Organisers of the upcoming Auto Expo have decided to restrict entry at India’s largest automotive show to 100000 visitors a day to prevent a repeat of the chaos seen .....

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Toyota Kirloskar to export Etios to South Africa

Toyota Kirloskar to export Etios to South Africa


21 December,2011 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd TKM on Wednesday said that it will start exporting Etios series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. “We are looking .....

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Force Motors to launch new variants, products at Delhi Auto show

Force Motors to launch new variants, products at Delhi Auto show


20 December,2011 Force Motors is aggressively focusing on its newest vertical the personal vehicle devision to shed its commercial vehicle maker tag. It will display two variants of its SUV .....

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India will protect domestic auto industry’s interest in European Union FTA

India will protect domestic auto industry’s interest in European Union FTA


19 December,2011 The government on Monday said it will protect the interests of domestic automobile industry while negotiating free trade agreement FTA with the European Union and will not put .....

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Mahindra to unveil Ssangyong’s SUVs Rexton, Korando at Auto Expo

Mahindra to unveil Ssangyong’s SUVs Rexton, Korando at Auto Expo


19 December,2011 Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra will showcase its Korean subsidiary Ssangyongs vehicles for the first time in India during the upcoming Auto Expo next month following the .....

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Mercedes-Benz to launch SLS AMG Roadster during New Delhi Auto Expo

Mercedes-Benz to launch SLS AMG Roadster during New Delhi Auto Expo


18 December,2011 Premium luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz on Monday said it will launch the SLS AMG Roadster during the Auto Expo in New Delhi in January. “Our showcase at the .....

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Renault bets on diesel models to beat competition

Renault bets on diesel models to beat competition


18 December,2011 With diesel variants now accounting for over a fourth of India’s passenger car sales French major Renault has decided to roll out this fuel’s versions in three of .....

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Honda India strikes back; launches new City and cuts prices of sedan

Honda India strikes back; launches new City and cuts prices of sedan


14 December,2011 Desperate times call for desperate measures. After losing out to Volkswagen’s Vento Japanese carmaker Honda is striking back by slashing prices and improving features of .....

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