February 2008 Auto News

Bengal comes with a Tiny to challenge the Nano

Bengal comes with a Tiny to challenge the Nano


28 February,2008 India’s new prodigy in the automotive world is not alone. After the much hyped Tata Nano was unveiled Bengal Enamel is coming out with a small car ‘Tara .....

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Cars with Indian motifs

Cars with Indian motifs


28 February,2008 Can you imagine a European car with Indian motifs on it It is unbelievable But this can happen in a few years from now on if things go India’s way. A senior vice .....

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Finance Minister announces Duty Cuts for Small Cars and Hybrids

Finance Minister announces Duty Cuts for Small Cars and Hybrids


28 February,2008 Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram has finally given some concessions to the car manufacturing industry in the budget session this year. The minister announced a cut on .....

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Hyundai offers Womens’ Day special discounts

Hyundai offers Womens’ Day special discounts


28 February,2008 The discount season is not yet over for cars. Hyundai has announced a special discount scheme of up to Rs 14000 on the Santro Xing with the automatic transmission. The .....

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Honda Hybrid to grace Indian roads soon

Honda Hybrid to grace Indian roads soon


27 February,2008 Those who have been waiting for the Honda Hybrid cars could see the cars on road. If the news from Honda Siel Cars India is to be believed the Civic hybrid could get a green .....

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Swift sedan ‘Dezire’ to launch in March

Swift sedan ‘Dezire’ to launch in March


27 February,2008 All the entry level sedan buyers beware- The Dezire- is on its way. The much awaited Swift sedan named ‘Dezire’ is likely to be launched in March 1st week. Dezire .....

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BMW Mini is coming to India in 2009

BMW Mini is coming to India in 2009


26 February,2008 The spate of luxury cars continues to hit the Indian car market relentlessly. It is now the turn of BMW to offer more than luxury sedans and convertibles. BMW Mini is .....

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Ferrari Runs as Romeo Stays

Ferrari Runs as Romeo Stays


26 February,2008 The race car legend Ferrari will hit Indian roads in just two weeks time. Two Ferrari cars will vroom around Indian country roads. These Ferrari’s will go around the .....

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Daimler-Chrysler is now Mercedes-Benz India

Daimler-Chrysler is now Mercedes-Benz India


25 February,2008 Everyone knows that DaimlerChrysler manufactures and sells the ultimate luxury statement - Mercedes-Benz cars - in India. The Registrar of Companies in India has stamped its .....

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Force India: many join as sponsors

Force India: many join as sponsors


25 February,2008 As Force India launched the 2008 Formula One car on February 7th 2008 co-owner Vijay Mallya got an array of sponsors into his new venture. ICICI Bank Kanyan Capital the .....

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Ford’s small car by 2010

Ford’s small car by 2010


24 February,2008 Ford Motor Company a leading car maker in the world has decided to roll out its small car to the Indian car market by next year. Presently there are no plans to set up a .....

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Hyundai Accent to be government car

Hyundai Accent to be government car


24 February,2008 This news may come as a relief to people who have been criticizing the government for using only Hindustan Motors’ gas-guzzling Ambassador cars. A fleet of Hyundai .....

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Car sales slow due to wait for upcoming cars

Car sales slow due to wait for upcoming cars


21 February,2008 There were only 113899 cars sold in January 2008 in India as compared to 104501 in January 2007. As per data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers SIAM .....

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Indian auto component business losing to cheaper imports

Indian auto component business losing to cheaper imports


21 February,2008 India is turning into a manufacturing hub for the auto sector. Out of the 175 leading car component manufacturers based in Western India most of them are located in and .....

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Ford Brings Out Thunder To Clash With SUV Titans

Ford Brings Out Thunder To Clash With SUV Titans


20 February,2008 At a glittering function Ford unveiled the new turbo diesel version of Endeavour called Thunder. It is termed as the most powerful SUV in India. The car was launched by .....

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GM to offer new Tavera variant

GM to offer new Tavera variant


20 February,2008 General Motors has had a successful stint in India in 2007. They have now decided to launch a new variant of it flagship utility vehicle Chevrolet Tavera. The company will .....

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Fiesta hikes prices to reassess position in market

Fiesta hikes prices to reassess position in market


19 February,2008 US car manufacturer Ford has resorted to re-positioning the pricing of two of its models and has also upgraded some of its models this week. Ford has introduced a redesigned .....

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Hindustan Motors and Mitsubishi Plan to Expand Dealerships in 2008

Hindustan Motors and Mitsubishi Plan to Expand Dealerships in 2008


19 February,2008 Hindustan Motors plans to expand its presence in India in 2008 for its Mitsubishi cars. The company plans to expand its dealer network in all major cities of India and .....

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Tata-Fiat following Maruti’s dealership strategy

Tata-Fiat following Maruti’s dealership strategy


18 February,2008 Tata Motors is now planning to follow the footsteps of Maruti dealerships. Tata will make best use of its tie-up with Fiat by using its products to push the sale of its own .....

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VW and Nissan-Renault to source steel from Tata

VW and Nissan-Renault to source steel from Tata


18 February,2008 One of the world’s largest steel makers - Tata Steel gets new clients in the form of Volkswagen and Nissan-Renault. Other car makers who also satisfy their steel .....

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BMW vs. Merc – The Tigers Fight to Top Luxury Car Sales in India

BMW vs. Merc – The Tigers Fight to Top Luxury Car Sales in India


17 February,2008 The successful performance in car sales in India in 2007 has boosted the confidence of German luxury car manufacturer BMW. BMW has expressed interest in seriously competing .....

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Mahindra Ingenio Launch Delayed

Mahindra Ingenio Launch Delayed


17 February,2008 The recently unveiled Mahindra Ingenio could be delayed by a few months before it hits the roads in India. The reason is that Mahindra & Mahindra is re-working on its .....

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GM to enter the Nano race with a Chinese partner

GM to enter the Nano race with a Chinese partner


14 February,2008 The Nano effect seems to have shaken the US car giant General Motors which has charted a new strategy with its Chinese partner to manufacture an ultra-low-cost-car. This car .....

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Micro Technologies India launches anti-theft security device

Micro Technologies India launches anti-theft security device


14 February,2008 With a rising demand for cars there is a rising supply of car thieves. Car security has become an area of concern for city officials. Micro Technologies India Ltd has come .....

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Caparo to supply materials for body structure of Nano

Caparo to supply materials for body structure of Nano


13 February,2008 The UK-based Caparo Group’s move to India is well-timed. Tata Motors has awarded Caparo the contract to supply materials for the body structure of the much-awaited Tata .....

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