February 2012 Auto News

FAW Foundry keen on automotive casting sector in India

FAW Foundry keen on automotive casting sector in India


28 February,2012 China’s FAW Foundry said it wants to enter the automotive casting business in India. We want to know the nature of automotive casting sector in India and want to .....

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Ford India launches automatic variant of Fiesta

Ford India launches automatic variant of Fiesta


28 February,2012 Carmaker Ford India on Tuesday launched an automatic transmission variant in petrol mode of its sedan Fiesta priced between Rs 8.99 lakh and Rs 9.70 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. .....

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Global Cayenne recall to affect 483 units in India: Porsche

Global Cayenne recall to affect 483 units in India: Porsche


27 February,2012 German luxury sports carmaker Porsche on Monday said it will recall 483 cars in India as part of its global exercise to fix faulty headlight in one lakh units of the Cayenne .....

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Nissan's recall to impact over 9,600 made-in-India Micra cars

Nissan's recall to impact over 9,600 made-in-India Micra cars


27 February,2012 Japanese car maker Nissan said the Indian market will not be impacted by the global recall of nearly 2.5 lakh units although over 9600 Micra cars produced at its Chennai plant .....

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Ford, Peugeot given tax relief to set up plant in Gujarat: Minister

Ford, Peugeot given tax relief to set up plant in Gujarat: Minister


26 February,2012 The Gujarat government has given tax relief to car manufacturers Ford and Peugeot for setting up their units in the state in the form of exemption from paying stamp duty and .....

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Jaguar Land Rover to unveil Evoque convertible at Geneva Show

Jaguar Land Rover to unveil Evoque convertible at Geneva Show


26 February,2012 Tata Motors-owned British marque Jaguar Land Rover will unveil the convertible concept of its latest premium sports utility vehicle SUV Range Rover Evoque at the upcoming .....

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Ashok Leyland to launch LCVs in India

Ashok Leyland to launch LCVs in India


23 February,2012 Ashok Leyland and Nissan JV has lined up light commercial vehicles LCVs launches in Indian market over the next couple of years a top official said. “From here on .....

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Mahindra REVA looks to set up assembly unit in Australia

Mahindra REVA looks to set up assembly unit in Australia


23 February,2012 Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicles on Thursday said it is exploring possibilities to set up its first overseas assembly facility in Australia and a final decision will be taken .....

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M&M looks to assemble products in Russia

M&M looks to assemble products in Russia


21 February,2012 Mahindra & Mahindra on Tuesday said it is looking to assemble its products in Russia through the distributor of its South Korean subsidiary SsangYong in the next two years. .....

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Cess on diesel vehicles regressive: Ford India

Cess on diesel vehicles regressive: Ford India


19 February,2012 Levying a cess on diesel car is not a right approach but the price of diesel could be hiked slightly to earn revenue a top official of Ford India said Thursday. Michael .....

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Government to set up specialised body for auto sector growth by April

Government to set up specialised body for auto sector growth by April


19 February,2012 A specialised body for promoting sustainable development of the Indian auto sector dubbed the National Automotive Board is likely to be set up by April. “The .....

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Ford India launches 45 dealer outlets in 35 cities

Ford India launches 45 dealer outlets in 35 cities


16 February,2012 Seeking to spread its presence US car maker Ford on thursday launched 45 dealer outlets of its Indian subsidiary across 35 cities in the country. We will continue our .....

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Tata Motors hikes prices by up to Rs 12,000; leaves Nano, Aria

Tata Motors hikes prices by up to Rs 12,000; leaves Nano, Aria


12 February,2012 Tata Motors on Saturday said it has increased prices of its passenger vehicles except small car Nano and premium crossover Aria by up to Rs 12000 to mitigate the impact of high .....

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Mahindra and Mahindra to ramp up XUV-500's production by next month

Mahindra and Mahindra to ramp up XUV-500's production by next month


09 February,2012 Faced with increasing demand auto major Mahindra and Mahindra proposes to ramp up production of its latest Sports Utility Vehicle XUV-500 by next month a senior official said .....

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Maruti's overall domestic sales since start crosses 1 crore mark

Maruti's overall domestic sales since start crosses 1 crore mark


09 February,2012 The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday said it has crossed the one crore units milestone of cumulative sales in the domestic market since it .....

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2012 New Mahindra Xylo MPV facelift launched

2012 New Mahindra Xylo MPV facelift launched


07 February,2012 Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the face-lifted version of Xylo MPV in India today. The 2012 Xylo MPV is interesting and exciting as the makeover makes .....

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FIAL to reach full capacity at Rajangaon unit post Maruti deal

FIAL to reach full capacity at Rajangaon unit post Maruti deal


07 February,2012 Following its tie-up with Maruti Suzuki to supply engines Fiat India Automobiles Ltd FIAL a JV between Fiat and Tata Motors today said it will achieve 100 per cent capacity .....

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New Mahindra Xylo to be Launched on 8th February

New Mahindra Xylo to be Launched on 8th February


06 February,2012 Mahindra & Mahindra plans to launch the face lifted version of Xylo its popular MUV on 8th February 2012. The Xylo which was launched in January 2009 was Mahindra’s .....

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Maruti Suzuki to launch more diesel models, says customer preference shifting

Maruti Suzuki to launch more diesel models, says customer preference shifting


05 February,2012 The country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki will launch more diesel models to maintain its market share which has been under pressure for months now a top company .....

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Maruti Suzuki yet to firm up land requirement for Gujarat plant

Maruti Suzuki yet to firm up land requirement for Gujarat plant


05 February,2012 The country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki is yet to firm up the land requirement for its proposed new manufacturing plant in Gujarat. “We do have plans .....

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Maruti Suzuki to set up stockyard facility in Nagpur

Maruti Suzuki to set up stockyard facility in Nagpur


02 February,2012 To reduce the transit time and increase delivery of vehicles country’s largest auto-maker Maruti Suzuki would set up its stockyard facility in Nagpur a top company .....

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Renault to roll out below Rs 4 lakh car in India

Renault to roll out below Rs 4 lakh car in India


02 February,2012 French auto major Renault on Thursday said it is planning to launch a passenger car in India at below Rs 4 lakh. “Beyond Rs 4 lakh a car is our playing ground .....

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Hyundai Motor India sales up 15 percent in January

Hyundai Motor India sales up 15 percent in January


01 February,2012 The country’s second-largest car-maker Hyundai Motor India on Wednesday reported a 15.20 percent jump in total sales to 49901 units in January. The company sold .....

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Premier plans 200 service stations for RiO by June

Premier plans 200 service stations for RiO by June


01 February,2012 Following encouraging customer response for its compact SUV ‘RiO’ at the last month’s 11th Auto Expo and new dealership applications Premier Ltd is ramping up .....

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