January 2012 Auto News

New Swift Dzire launched by Maruti at a starting price of Rs 4.79 lakh

New Swift Dzire launched by Maruti at a starting price of Rs 4.79 lakh


31 January,2012 Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday launched a compact version of its Swift Dzire heating up competition in the entry-level sedan segment in the world’s second-fastest growing car .....

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Peugeot facility in Gujarat may face delays

Peugeot facility in Gujarat may face delays


31 January,2012 French auto major PSA Peugeot Citroen on Tuesday indicated there could be delays in commissioning of its proposed 650 million euro Rs 4000 crore greenfield facility at Sanand .....

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Mahindra & Mahindra receives 5,900 XUV500 bookings

Mahindra & Mahindra receives 5,900 XUV500 bookings


29 January,2012 Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra M&M on Friday said it has received around 5900-plus bookings for its sports utility vehicle SUV XUV500 in just two days after the .....

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Mahindra and Mahindra, four other firms keen to buy bankrupt Saab: Administrator

Mahindra and Mahindra, four other firms keen to buy bankrupt Saab: Administrator


29 January,2012 Up to five companies including an Indian firm are keen to buy Saab one of the bankrupt Swedish carmaker’s three administrators said today. “I can’t .....

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Maruti Suzuki rolls out new version of A-Star

Maruti Suzuki rolls out new version of A-Star


26 January,2012 The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday introduced a new variant of its compact car A-Star priced between Rs 3.67 lakh and Rs 4.47 lakh .....

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Nissan to begin export of Sunny from March

Nissan to begin export of Sunny from March


26 January,2012 Japanese automaker Nissan would begin exports of its latest sedan ‘Sunny’ in March a top company official said. After foraying into Indian market through its .....

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Renault Nissan Automotive to double capacity, hire 500

Renault Nissan Automotive to double capacity, hire 500


26 January,2012 Franco-Japanese automotive joint venture Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt. Ltd. RNAIPL will double its capacity by March and hire around 500 hands to take care of expanded .....

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Auto firms make efforts to tap customers on social media

Auto firms make efforts to tap customers on social media


22 January,2012 As use of social media spreads like wild fire automobile companies are cashing in on the opportunity to tap younger customers and are more than doubling their spending to .....

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Fiat to expand its presence in India through Chrysler’s Jeep

Fiat to expand its presence in India through Chrysler’s Jeep


22 January,2012 Italian carmaker Fiat has plans to add heft to its diminutive presence in the Indian market by leaning on Chrysler the US automaker in which it acquired a majority stake three .....

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Ford India to invest Rs.750 crore in Chennai plant to roll out Ford EcoSport

Ford India to invest Rs.750 crore in Chennai plant to roll out Ford EcoSport


22 January,2012 Ford India the Indian subsidiary of the US-based Ford Motor Company would invest Rs.750 crore at its plant near here to roll out the new compact sports utility vehicle EcoSport .....

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Nissan to hike Micra, Sunny prices on rising input cost, rupee fall

Nissan to hike Micra, Sunny prices on rising input cost, rupee fall


22 January,2012 Auto maker Nissan Motor India last week said it will hike the prices of its models Micra and Sunny between 0.56 per cent to 2.09 per cent from tomorrow to offset the impact of .....

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Tata Motors expects subdued growth until middle of next fiscal

Tata Motors expects subdued growth until middle of next fiscal


22 January,2012 Tata Motors expects to see subdued growth in vehicle sales until the middle of next fiscal a senior official has said. Tata Motors Vice-President Commercial Passenger .....

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Tax on diesel vehicles will stigmatise technology: SIAM

Tax on diesel vehicles will stigmatise technology: SIAM


22 January,2012 Apprehending imposition of higher tax on diesel vehicles automobile industry body SIAM last week said such a move will “stigmatise” diesel technology which will be .....

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Fiat signs deal to supply diesel engines to Maruti Suzuki India

Fiat signs deal to supply diesel engines to Maruti Suzuki India


18 January,2012 Italian carmaker Fiat and Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation have inked an agreement to supply 1 lakh diesel engines to Maruti Suzuki India which will help the .....

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Kinetic Engineering to launch two new gearboxes

Kinetic Engineering to launch two new gearboxes


18 January,2012 Auto component manufacturer Kinetic Engineering on Tuesday said it will role out two new gearboxes for different customers. We have two very important programmes which .....

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Tyre makers’ rubber import plans go awry on faltering demand

Tyre makers’ rubber import plans go awry on faltering demand


18 January,2012 A slack demand in the tyre market has upset tyre companies’ plans to import rubber and take advantage of low international prices. Tyre consumption recorded a marginal .....

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In talks with Tata to set up assembly unit at Sanand: Kinetic

In talks with Tata to set up assembly unit at Sanand: Kinetic


17 January,2012 Pune-based Kinetic Engineering Ltd on tuesday said it is in discussions with Tata Motors for setting up an assembly unit at Sanand to supply components for its small car Nano. .....

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Mahindra to open second phase of bookings for XUV500 for 10 days

Mahindra to open second phase of bookings for XUV500 for 10 days


17 January,2012 Leading SUV manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd M&M on Tuesday announced it will open the second phase of bookings for XUV500 for a limited period of 10 days from .....

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Maruti most trusted automotive brand: Report

Maruti most trusted automotive brand: Report


17 January,2012 The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is the most trusted automotive brand in India according to a report. As per ‘The Brand Trust Report India Study .....

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Maruti Suzuki, General Motors hike vehicle prices by up to Rs 17,000

Maruti Suzuki, General Motors hike vehicle prices by up to Rs 17,000


17 January,2012 Auto majors Maruti Suzuki and General Motors India have increased the prices of various models by up to Rs 17000 to offset rising input costs and the impact of currency .....

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Maruti to go slow on Gujarat project: MD Shinzo Nakanishi

Maruti to go slow on Gujarat project: MD Shinzo Nakanishi


17 January,2012 Maruti Suzuki’s intention to enter Gujarat may have created a flutter but the car market leader in India looks to be going slow on the project and will begin construction .....

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Renault to launch two more models in India in 2012

Renault to launch two more models in India in 2012


17 January,2012 French automobile manufacturer Renault will launch two more cars in India this year of which sports utility vehicle SUV Duster will be one. In a statement issued by .....

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Car companies skip price hike on dipping demand

Car companies skip price hike on dipping demand


16 January,2012 For the first time in 15 years carmakers such as Maruti Suzuki Hyundai Motor and Volkswagen have skipped their customary price hikes in January on constantly falling demand .....

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Honda Siel may resume peak output by March

Honda Siel may resume peak output by March


16 January,2012 Honda Siel Cars hopes to resume its peak output of 9000 to 10000 units a month by March after managing to secure alternative sources of component supplies that were disrupted .....

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Hyundai introduces new Eon variants, costlier by up to Rs 7000

Hyundai introduces new Eon variants, costlier by up to Rs 7000


16 January,2012 The country’s second largest maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd HMIL today said it has introduced three new variants with additional features of its latest small car Eon which .....

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