February 2010 Auto News

Jaguar Land Rover makes 55m pounds in return to profit

Jaguar Land Rover makes 55m pounds in return to profit


28 February,2010 Jaguar Land Rover turned in a profit of £ 55m in the last three months of 2009 after a loss of £60m in the previous quarter. The company’s owner India’s .....

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Toyota Prius to get costlier

Toyota Prius to get costlier


28 February,2010 Thanks to higher customs duties Toyota Prius which will debut in India by the end of next month will now cost Rs. 28 lakh. Toyota Kirloskar Motor TKM deputy managing .....

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BMW India launches BMW 320d Corporate Edition and New BMW 330i

BMW India launches BMW 320d Corporate Edition and New BMW 330i


25 February,2010 BMW India on Thursday launched two new variants of the best selling BMW 3 Series Sedan the new BMW 320d Corporate Edition Diesel and the new BMW 330i Petrol. The new cars will .....

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Nissan to showcase new small car at Geneva auto show

Nissan to showcase new small car at Geneva auto show


25 February,2010 Nissan Motor Corporation Japan’s third largest automaker will showcase its new global compact car next month at the Geneva International Motor Show along with a host of .....

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Hyundai recalls 47K Sonata cars; India not affected

Hyundai recalls 47K Sonata cars; India not affected


24 February,2010 Korean car giant Hyundai on Wednesday announced the recall of over 47000 units of its premium sedan ‘ Sonata’ from its home market as well as the US to rectify a .....

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Land Rover overtakes BMW in India SUV race

Land Rover overtakes BMW in India SUV race


24 February,2010 Land Rover has overtaken BMW as the country’s No.2 luxury SUV player in sales helped by a passel of factors spanning a bigger bundle of models to competitive pricing to a .....

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Maruti recalls 1 lakh A-Star cars over fuel pump

Maruti recalls 1 lakh A-Star cars over fuel pump


23 February,2010 In the largest ever recall by any Indian car maker market leader Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday said it was calling back one lakh A-Star the company’s flagship export model to .....

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Volkswagen launches Polo

Volkswagen launches Polo


23 February,2010 Volkswagen Europe’s largest car maker on Tuesday launched its much awaited premium hatchback Polo at a price of Rs 4.34 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 5.32 lakh .....

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Don't withdraw stimulus at once: Maruti Suzuki

Don't withdraw stimulus at once: Maruti Suzuki


22 February,2010 Ahead of this year’s Budget leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki on Monday asked the government not to roll back the entire stimulus package at once as it may hamper .....

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Takashi Nagai to head Honda Siel

Takashi Nagai to head Honda Siel


22 February,2010 Premium car maker Honda Siel Cars India HSCI on Monday said it has appointed Takashi Nagai as the president and chief executive officer CEO of the company with effect from .....

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Device to help Nano make distress call

Device to help Nano make distress call


21 February,2010 Tata Motors’ Nano may soon be IT-enabled to send out an automatic distress call in an emergency. A device with an embedded mobile SIM card inside the car would .....

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Force India fourth quickest in F1 testing

Force India fourth quickest in F1 testing


21 February,2010 Force India’s Vitantonio Liuzzi clocked the day’s fourth fastest time of one minute 19.650 seconds as the pre-season Formula One test session concluded in Jerez. .....

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Villeneuve rumoured to be favourite for Stefan seat

Villeneuve rumoured to be favourite for Stefan seat


18 February,2010 The 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve could be one step closer to a return to F1 after being linked to a drive with Stefan GP. Stefan GP still hasn’t been .....

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Karun Chandhok linked to Stefan GP drive

Karun Chandhok linked to Stefan GP drive


17 February,2010 Indian GP2 driver Karun Chandhok has reportedly signed for F1 hopefuls Stefan GP. The Serbian team is still looking to race this season in the event that either Campos .....

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Magneti Marelli Partners Carnation

Magneti Marelli Partners Carnation


17 February,2010 Magneti Marelli a Fiat Group company headquartered in Italy a leader in automotive systems components and services announced its long awaited partnership with Carnation Auto .....

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Ford Figo In, Ford Fusion Out

Ford Figo In, Ford Fusion Out


16 February,2010 With the forthcoming launch of its small car Figo US car maker Ford said it will be phasing out its hatchback Fusion from the Indian market. In India Ford will .....

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Ford India to launch compact Figo in March

Ford India to launch compact Figo in March


16 February,2010 U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Company’s Indian unit Ford Motor India said on Tuesday that it would launch its small car in March and was expanding its dealership in the .....

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Mercedes-Benz Launches M-Class Variants

Mercedes-Benz Launches M-Class Variants


15 February,2010 Mercedes&45;Benz has launched two variants of the 2010 M&45;Class in India on Monday. The leading global luxury car maker said it was ‘bullish’ on India in 2010 and .....

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Tata Motors pips Hyundai to reclaim No. 2 spot

Tata Motors pips Hyundai to reclaim No. 2 spot


11 February,2010 With most carmakers posting record sales in January Tata Motors regained the No. 2 position behind market leader Maruti Suzuki. After a gap of about two years the company has .....

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Car sales soar 32 per cent in January

Car sales soar 32 per cent in January


10 February,2010 Automobile sales raced past a record 11.1 lakh units in January beating the previous best posted in September last as consumers rushed to drive away their dream machines before .....

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Auto cos fear Budget may push up prices

Auto cos fear Budget may push up prices


09 February,2010 The automobile industry fears that Budget 2010 may make cars both big and small more expensive by anything between Rs 2000 and a lakh. According to top auto CEOs the government .....

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No change in plans to bring hybrid Prius to India: Toyota

No change in plans to bring hybrid Prius to India: Toyota


08 February,2010 Japanese auto major Toyota will not change plans to bring hybrid car Prius to India an official of Toyota Kirloskar Motors said amid reports of the firm planning a global .....

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Renault revs up for solo drive with 6-7 launches

Renault revs up for solo drive with 6-7 launches


08 February,2010 France’s second-largest car maker Renault is ready to make an aggressive solo entry with seven or eight new models ranging from a 1.1 litre hatcback to a luxury sedan. .....

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Aston Martin To Drive in SUV in India

Aston Martin To Drive in SUV in India


07 February,2010 Aston Martin has declared to foray in India with its SUVs. The British luxury car maker has revealed that it has been looking for the Indian market for pushing its growth .....

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Tata Motors to Start Second Set of Nano Bookings

Tata Motors to Start Second Set of Nano Bookings


04 February,2010 Tata Motors is considering to reschedule the second round of the Tata Nano&39;s bookings at an earlier date. According to media reports the company is likely to re&45;open .....

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