July 2011 Auto News

Expect 1/3rd sales from Asia Pacific, Africa by 2020: Ford

Expect 1/3rd sales from Asia Pacific, Africa by 2020: Ford


31 July,2011 US carmakerFord Motor Company on Friday said it expects one third of its global sales to come from Asia Pacific region and Africa by 2020. “We expect one third of .....

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Maruti Manesar plant workers go on strike again

Maruti Manesar plant workers go on strike again


28 July,2011 Just over a month after they called off a 13-day-long stir that resulted in a loss of about Rs 630 crore workers at Maruti Suzuki India’s Manesar plant went on strike .....

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Ford Motors to get 400 acres land in Sanand, to set up 2nd manufacturing unit

Ford Motors to get 400 acres land in Sanand, to set up 2nd manufacturing unit


27 July,2011 The Gujarat government will allocate 400 acres to the US-auto maker Ford Motors to set up its second manufacturing unit in India. The Rs 5000-crore facility will come up near .....

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Toyota to pump in Rs 1,650 cr to hike capacity, up localisation

Toyota to pump in Rs 1,650 cr to hike capacity, up localisation


27 July,2011 Japanese car giant Toyota on Wednesday announced an investment of nearly Rs 1650 crore to ramp up the production capacity of its Indian operations by one lakh units and for .....

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Car makers fear further drop in demand post RBI rate hike

Car makers fear further drop in demand post RBI rate hike


26 July,2011 Car-makers in India who have been witnessing one of the slowest sales growth rates in over two years on Tuesday said the RBI’s decision to hike key rates will deal a .....

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Maruti Suzuki India to invest Rs 3,000 cr in 2012-13

Maruti Suzuki India to invest Rs 3,000 cr in 2012-13


26 July,2011 The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday said it will invest about Rs 3000 crore in 2012-13 financial year on various areas including expanding .....

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Beat diesel launched by GM India at Rs 4.29 lakh

Beat diesel launched by GM India at Rs 4.29 lakh


25 July,2011 General Motors India on Monday launched the diesel version of its small car ‘Beat’ in India with a starting price of Rs 4.29 lakh ex-showroom Delhi thereby heating .....

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Volvo Auto India plans cheaper variants to boost sales

Volvo Auto India plans cheaper variants to boost sales


24 July,2011 Volvo Auto India plans to launch stripped-down variants of some of its models to boost sales in an economy where rivals BMW Audi and Mercedes are seeing an upswing in luxury .....

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Chevrolet Diesel Beat to be launched in India on July 25

Chevrolet Diesel Beat to be launched in India on July 25


21 July,2011 General Motors India would launch the diesel variant of its Chevrolet Beat in the Indian market on July 25 a top company official said. “With fluctuation in fuel .....

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Delhi car rental company buys fleet of 90 Mercedes

Delhi car rental company buys fleet of 90 Mercedes


19 July,2011 A Delhi-based car rental company has purchased a record number of 90 Mercedes Benz cars from the company dealer in Gurgaon on Monday. This is the biggest single deal made by .....

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Suzuki signals rift with Volkswagen over multi-billion-dollar partnership

Suzuki signals rift with Volkswagen over multi-billion-dollar partnership


18 July,2011 Relations between Suzuki Motor Corp and Volkswagen AG’s have soured with an executive at the Japanese automaker saying on Monday the two needed to go back to the drawing .....

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Toyota plans to produce Etios in Brazil by late 2012

Toyota plans to produce Etios in Brazil by late 2012


17 July,2011 Japanese auto major Toyota Motor Corporation plans to start producing its sedan Etios which has been developed specifically for the Indian market in Brazil by late 2012. .....

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Bajaj Auto shelves minicar plan for Renault, Nissan-WSJ

Bajaj Auto shelves minicar plan for Renault, Nissan-WSJ


14 July,2011 Bajaj Auto Ltd has shelved a project to develop a low-cost minicar in India for Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co saying it was commercially unviable the Wall Street Journal .....

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Honda, Maruti, Hyundai offer discounts and freebies to spur car sales

Honda, Maruti, Hyundai offer discounts and freebies to spur car sales


14 July,2011 Carmakers are offering the best discounts and freebies in two years on almost all vehicles to woo customers back to showrooms and regain momentum after sales growth slowed to a .....

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Ford Launches All-New Global Fiesta in India at Rs 8.23 lakh

Ford Launches All-New Global Fiesta in India at Rs 8.23 lakh


13 July,2011 Ford India launched its global sedan the All-New Fiesta in New Delhi today. The 1.5 L Ti-VCT Style is priced at Rs. 823500 ex-showroom Delhi and the 1.5 L Duratorq TDCi .....

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General Motors India looks to increase diesel car portfolio

General Motors India looks to increase diesel car portfolio


13 July,2011 General Motors India is looking to enhance its range of diesel-driven cars as demand for the variant increases due to the price difference with petrol. The company which is set .....

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Tata eyes Indonesia plant for Nano

Tata eyes Indonesia plant for Nano


12 July,2011 Indonesia on Tuesday said auto giant Tata Motors was considering using the country as a base to manufacture its low-cost Nano car. The company has been carrying out .....

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Car sales post slowest growth in 27 months in June

Car sales post slowest growth in 27 months in June


11 July,2011 Domestic car sales fell for the third straight month in June its lowest in 27 months prompting the industry body to scale back the years projection for the second time this .....

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Nano in Nepal: 352 cars booked within 10 days of launch

Nano in Nepal: 352 cars booked within 10 days of launch


10 July,2011 “People’s car” Nano is poised to sweep Nepal with over 350 bookings in just 10 days since the world’s cheapest four-wheeler was launched in the .....

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Land Rover to launch new variants of Discovery 4 and Range Rover Sport

Land Rover to launch new variants of Discovery 4 and Range Rover Sport


07 July,2011 Tata Motors owned Land Rover on Thursday said it will introduce two new variants of SUVs Discovery 4 and Range Rover Sport in October this year in the UK the on-road prices of .....

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Maruti stops production of Swift hatchback, to relaunch new version by September

Maruti stops production of Swift hatchback, to relaunch new version by September


07 July,2011 Maruti has stopped the production of its highly selling premium hatchback Swift. This has been done to make way for the new Swift which will be launched in late August or early .....

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Fiat mulls launching new model in India under CBU route

Fiat mulls launching new model in India under CBU route


06 July,2011 Italian car maker Fiat said it is evaluating options to introduce a new model in India through the completely built unit route and is also firming up plans for a small car that .....

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M&M rolls out double cabin pick-up Genio

M&M rolls out double cabin pick-up Genio


06 July,2011 In an attempt to bring in passengers who work in the infrastructure and construction space where they are required to travel with their team and machinery auto firm Mahindra .....

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Toyota Kirloskar Motors to expand plant capacity

Toyota Kirloskar Motors to expand plant capacity


06 July,2011 Toyota Kirloskar Motors will expand the capacity of its second plant in Karnataka which manufactures models like the Etios and Liva a company official said. The capacity .....

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Maruti to roll out DZire from its Gurgaon plant

Maruti to roll out DZire from its Gurgaon plant


05 July,2011 Maruti Suzuki will shift production of Swift DZire India’s largest-selling sedan to its Gurgaon facility from Manesar where a labour strife last month stubbed production. .....

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