June 2011 Auto News

Ford India to focus on cars based on diesel platforms

Ford India to focus on cars based on diesel platforms


29 June,2011 With petrol prices spiralling upward Ford India will largely focus on diesel-run cars for future launches. “Petrol prices are becoming high and this has swung the .....

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Peugeot Citroen to set up Rs 4,000 crore unit in TN

Peugeot Citroen to set up Rs 4,000 crore unit in TN


29 June,2011 French car manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen has chosen Tamilnadu over Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh for its Rs 4000 crore car plant a government release said on Wednesday. .....

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Post-strike, maintenance shutdown to hit Maruti Suzuki

Post-strike, maintenance shutdown to hit Maruti Suzuki


29 June,2011 Production at Maruti Suzuki is expected to dip to a two-year low in June as the country’s top carmaker emerges from a strike at its Manesar plant and a scheduled .....

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Toyota to rev up market share, hire 2,000 people

Toyota to rev up market share, hire 2,000 people


29 June,2011 Japanese auto major Toyota will hire 2000 people in India this year as it revs up to bolster market share by launching small cars pitting itself against established players .....

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Hyundai to increase production of Verna

Hyundai to increase production of Verna


28 June,2011 Automobile major Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Tuesday said it was increasing production of the recently launched variant of sedan Verna that has received over 20000 bookings till .....

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Toyota Etios Liva to take on Swift, Ritz, i10, i20, Figo and Beat

Toyota Etios Liva to take on Swift, Ritz, i10, i20, Figo and Beat


27 June,2011 The world’s largest car maker Toyota on Monday forayed into the highly competitive India compact car segment with ‘Liva’ priced at Rs 3.99 lakh-Rs 5.99 lakh .....

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Nano drives into Nepal

Nano drives into Nepal


26 June,2011 Tata Motors on Sunday said its small wonder car Nano has been launched in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. The car will be on sale across Nepal through the .....

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Toyota Etios Liva launched at Rs 3.99 lakh onwards

Toyota Etios Liva launched at Rs 3.99 lakh onwards


26 June,2011 Toyota today launched its first small car in India Etios Liva priced between Rs 3.99 lakhs and Rs 5.99 lakhs. The Etios Liva marks Toyota’s entry into the highly popular .....

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Force Motors to launch SUVs later this year

Force Motors to launch SUVs later this year


23 June,2011 Commercial vehicles maker Force Motors Ltd plans to foray into the passenger vehicle segment by launching sports utility vehicles SUVs under Force One brand in July a top .....

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GM drops plan to launch car smaller than Spark

GM drops plan to launch car smaller than Spark


23 June,2011 US-based General Motors GM on Thursday said the company had shelved plans to launch a small car in the Indian market positioned below its Chevrolet Spark. Karl Slym .....

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GM showcases electric Beat in India

GM showcases electric Beat in India


23 June,2011 General Motors India GMI on Thursday showcased an electric version of its small car ‘Beat’ as part of a global demonstration of the technology. We are .....

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Karnataka dishes out tax sops for second Toyota plant

Karnataka dishes out tax sops for second Toyota plant


23 June,2011 The Karnataka government on Thursday extended tax concessions to the Japanese auto joint venture Toyota-Kirloskar Motor Ltd TKML for its second car plant at Bidadi in the .....

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Maruti strike was negligible: Suzuki CEO

Maruti strike was negligible: Suzuki CEO


23 June,2011 The head of Suzuki Motor Corp on Thursday said that the strike that lasted six working days at the Manesar factory of subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India Ltd was negligible leading .....

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Low cost car with Bajaj not a priority in India for us: Renault

Low cost car with Bajaj not a priority in India for us: Renault


22 June,2011 Europe’s second largest car maker Renault on Tuesday said its proposed ultra low cost ULC car with Bajaj Auto for the Indian market has the least priority till 2012 the .....

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Toyota Kirloskar to launch premium hatch back Etios Liva

Toyota Kirloskar to launch premium hatch back Etios Liva


22 June,2011 Japanese auto maker Toyota Kirloskar on Wednesday said that the much awaited premium hatch back Etios Liva will be launched this month on June 27 in Delhi. The company had .....

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Fiat India to devise strategies to prop up falling sales

Fiat India to devise strategies to prop up falling sales


21 June,2011 Fiat India will overhaul its product and distribution strategy in an attempt to prop up falling sales. Top officials from its Italian parent have recently visited India to help .....

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Ruia Group in talks to buy Autoline Industries

Ruia Group in talks to buy Autoline Industries


20 June,2011 Pawan Ruia’s Group is in talks to buy Pune based auto part manufacturer Autoline Industries sources with direct knowledge said. The deal may be valuing the company at .....

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Tata Motors should be more mature by 2020: Ratan Tata

Tata Motors should be more mature by 2020: Ratan Tata


19 June,2011 Tata group chief Ratan Tata has said by 2020 Tata Motors should be “more mature” and have the capability to develop products with “reliability finish and .....

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Maruti settles 13-day strike at Manesar plant

Maruti settles 13-day strike at Manesar plant


16 June,2011 Maruti Suzuki late on Thursday night settled the 13-day-old strike at its Manesar plant. The plant will start production from Saturday. According to the agreement .....

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RBI rate hike will dampen demand: Auto industry

RBI rate hike will dampen demand: Auto industry


16 June,2011 With the Reserve Bank of India raising key interest rates by 25 basis points automobile industry captains feel the move will further dampen demand in the auto sector of the .....

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Toyota likely to roll out luxury Lexus

Toyota likely to roll out luxury Lexus


16 June,2011 Taking a cue from the growth experienced by rivals like BMW Mercedes and Audi Toyota is planning to launch its luxury car Lexus in India. The Japanese auto major is also .....

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BMW India now offers additional service over warranty, insurance policy

BMW India now offers additional service over warranty, insurance policy


15 June,2011 Aligning itself to customer demand in India luxury car maker BMW India now offers its Secure Advanced service which is an additional service over the warranty and insurance .....

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Maruti, union talks fail as losses mount

Maruti, union talks fail as losses mount


15 June,2011 Management and workers at India’s largest passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki have failed to agree terms to bring a 11-day strike to an end the company said on Wednesday as .....

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Toyota launches new variant of Corolla Altis priced at Rs 10.53-14.77 lakh

Toyota launches new variant of Corolla Altis priced at Rs 10.53-14.77 lakh


15 June,2011 Carmaker Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Thursday launched a new variant of its premium sedan Corolla Altis in both petrol and diesel options in the country priced between Rs 10.53 .....

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Honda City now cheaper by Rs 66,000

Honda City now cheaper by Rs 66,000


14 June,2011 Honda has cut the price of its City sedan by up to 66000 to regain its market leadership after competitors such as Volkswagen Vento and Maruti Suzuki SX4 raced past it in .....

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