January 2011 Auto News

Mahindra Forms Core Team for Ssangyong Integration

Mahindra Forms Core Team for Ssangyong Integration


31 January,2011 Indian SUV manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra M&M has formed a committee to speed up the integration with Ssangyong Motors as it has received creditors’ approval to .....

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Maruti Suzuki India Third Quarter Net Profit Down 18% to Rs 565 Crore

Maruti Suzuki India Third Quarter Net Profit Down 18% to Rs 565 Crore


30 January,2011 The rising costs of input adverse foreign exchange movement and higher royalty payout have brought down the net profit of the country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki .....

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General Motors Launches India-developed Engine Smartech

General Motors Launches India-developed Engine Smartech


27 January,2011 General Motors has launched its locally-developed engine Smartech in India which will be utilised for the market here. The 1.2 litre petrol engine that was developed at the .....

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Volkswagen Polo and Vento Dominate at the Automobile Awards

Volkswagen Polo and Vento Dominate at the Automobile Awards


26 January,2011 After the launch of compact car Polo and entry level sedan Vento Volkswagen has started to enjoy much popularity in the Indian automobile industry. And these two cars from the .....

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Volkswagen India Registers 181 Percent Sales Growth in 2010

Volkswagen India Registers 181 Percent Sales Growth in 2010


24 January,2011 Volkswagen India the Indian subsidiary of the German based car manufacturer Volkswagen has witnessed a sales jump of over 181 per cent in year 2010. VW which sold just 19001 .....

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Maruti Increases Prices of Vehicles by Up to Rs 8,000

Maruti Increases Prices of Vehicles by Up to Rs 8,000


23 January,2011 Thanks to the increasing input cost pressures Maruti Suzuki India has hiked the prices of its vehicles by Rs 8000 across models except its newly launched compact car Alto K10. .....

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Hyundai WIA to Invest $10 million to Set up Plants in India

Hyundai WIA to Invest $10 million to Set up Plants in India


20 January,2011 South Korea based Hyundai WIA a leading manufacturer of automotive parts machine tools and heavy machinery is planning to set up two manufacturing plants in India with an .....

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Mitsubishi Shows Off its Concept Global Small Car

Mitsubishi Shows Off its Concept Global Small Car


19 January,2011 Just before its premier at the upcoming 81st Geneva International Motor Show Mitsubishi Motors has revealed its ‘MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small’ show model. The .....

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Volvo XC60 Wins Import SUV of the Year Award

Volvo XC60 Wins Import SUV of the Year Award


18 January,2011 Volvo XC60 has been awarded the ‘Import SUV of the Year’ by Car India Awards 2011. The award was presented to Paul de Voijs Managing Director Volvo Auto India. .....

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Audi Re-launches R8 Sedan at Rs 1.35 Crore

Audi Re-launches R8 Sedan at Rs 1.35 Crore


17 January,2011 Audi India has re-launched the R8 with upgraded V-10 engine. Audi India Director Michael Perschke said the launch of this car would boost the company’s image in the .....

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Maruti to Build Luxury Showrooms in Indian Metros

Maruti to Build Luxury Showrooms in Indian Metros


16 January,2011 Maruti Suzuki India has bought prime properties in metros to build upmarket showrooms to attract the rich Indian customers. This signals a key change in the distribution .....

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Maruti Suzuki Plans to Manufacture 1.2 Million Vehicles in 2011

Maruti Suzuki Plans to Manufacture 1.2 Million Vehicles in 2011


12 January,2011 After having a phenomenal 2010 Maruti Suzuki India plans to manufacture 1.2 million vehicles in the 2011 fiscal year a top company official said. “We are looking .....

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SIAM Recommends Retention of Current Excise on Small Cars

SIAM Recommends Retention of Current Excise on Small Cars


11 January,2011 Much ahead of the upcoming Budget Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers has asked the Indian government to retain excise duty on small cars at the current level of 10 per .....

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Mercedes-Benz India Registers 80 Percent Growth in 2010

Mercedes-Benz India Registers 80 Percent Growth in 2010


10 January,2011 Mercedes-Benz India has announced a record 80 percent growth in sales in 2010. The best ever sales for the company came in the month of December 2010. A company official told .....

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Honda Expands Networks in Small Towns for the Success of Brio

Honda Expands Networks in Small Towns for the Success of Brio


09 January,2011 Japanese carmaker Honda is planning to expand its dealership network in small towns and cities as well as tie up with regional banks to ensure good sales of its upcoming small .....

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Tata Motors Fails to Deliver One Lakh Nanos in 2010

Tata Motors Fails to Deliver One Lakh Nanos in 2010


06 January,2011 Tata Motors has missed the delivery target of its small car Nano to the first one lakh customers who booked the car through a lottery system in 2009. Tata had selected 1.55 .....

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India to Become 4th Largest Passenger Vehicle Market in the World

India to Become 4th Largest Passenger Vehicle Market in the World


05 January,2011 In the next three years India will become the world’s fourth largest passenger vehicle market but will require an investment of almost USD 20 billion to build up to nine .....

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Nissan India registers domestic sales of 1104 units in Dec 2010

Nissan India registers domestic sales of 1104 units in Dec 2010


04 January,2011 Nissan Motor India Private Ltd NMIPL on Tuesday announced that it has registered total domestic sales of 1104 units for the month of December 2010 as against 12 units in .....

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Ford Registers 172 per cent Sales Growth in December 2010

Ford Registers 172 per cent Sales Growth in December 2010


03 January,2011 Ford India has registered an impressive annual sales increase of 184 percent this year. From January 2010 to December 2010 Ford India has sold a total of 83 887 units as .....

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Tata Motors Increases Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Prices

Tata Motors Increases Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Prices


02 January,2011 Indian car manufacturer Tata Motors has increased the prices of some of its passenger vehicles and all of its commercial vehicles by a range of Rs 3000-30000 due to rising .....

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