November 2009 Auto News

Advance booking for Beetle

Advance booking for Beetle


30 November,2009 Volkswagen Beetle the original ‘people’s car’ and highest-selling car in the world till the late 70s has already netted 160 customers in India vying to .....

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Mahindra, BAE Systems ink military vehicles' JV

Mahindra, BAE Systems ink military vehicles' JV


30 November,2009 Indian automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. and global defence security and aerospace company BAE Systems have signed an agreement to create a military vehicles-focused .....

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Car Prices To Hike in 2010

Car Prices To Hike in 2010


29 November,2009 Car manufactures in India will be hiking the prices of their models. The price hike is a result of the increasing input costs and the need to switch to stricter emission norms .....

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India to Have the Biggest Plug-in Car Plant

India to Have the Biggest Plug-in Car Plant


25 November,2009 Reva Electric Car Company is going to be the world&39;s biggest factory making battery&45;powered city commuter cars. “It&39;s the first attempt at mass production .....

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Renault May Quit F1

Renault May Quit F1


25 November,2009 It is expected that here will be disquiet in the upper hierarchy of Formula 1 after comments made by Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn who also heads up Nissan suggested that the French .....

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Mercedes-Benz India Achieves Record Sales in Oct 2009

Mercedes-Benz India Achieves Record Sales in Oct 2009


24 November,2009 Mercedes&45;Benz India on Tuesday announced a sale of 325 units of passenger vehicles in October 2009. This is an increase of 132&37; as compared to their October 2008 .....

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Reva Looking out for Partners in Europe and UK

Reva Looking out for Partners in Europe and UK


24 November,2009 Reva Electric Car Company said on Tuesday that it is scouting for partners in the US and Europe for setting manufacturing bases. “We are exploring to set up .....

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Tata Motors to Study Market Before Electric Indica Launch

Tata Motors to Study Market Before Electric Indica Launch


24 November,2009 Tata Motors said on Tuesday that it will start a feasibility study for introducing the electric version of its compact car Indica in the domestic market. The company is .....

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Toyota May Set Up Second Plant in India

Toyota May Set Up Second Plant in India


23 November,2009 Toyota declared on Monday that it is considering to set up an engine and transmission plant in India as it looks to use more vehicle&45;parts made here in its cars than import .....

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Van from Maruti will Replace Maruti Versa

Van from Maruti will Replace Maruti Versa


23 November,2009 Maruti Suzuki India MSI the countrys largest car maker said that it will launch a new van within this fiscal to replace its MPV Versa whose production has been stopped. .....

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Indian Auto Majors Recruiting from Detroit

Indian Auto Majors Recruiting from Detroit


22 November,2009 Companies such as Maruti Hyundai Motors India and Tata are separating the gold from the rust from what is left of Detroit. Detroit was once an iconic automobile hub and it is .....

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Rolls-Royce Sales in Asia is Rising

Rolls-Royce Sales in Asia is Rising


22 November,2009 Rolls-Royce said that the market for its super-luxury cars was picking up at a high pace across Asia as the effects of the global financial crisis recede. “Were .....

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VW Reports 38 Per Cent Up in Sales

VW Reports 38 Per Cent Up in Sales


19 November,2009 Volkswagen Group European auto giant on Thursday said it has recorded a jump of 38.18 per cent in cumulative sales in India during October at 2023 units. The group which .....

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Fiat to Drive in Small Car in 2011

Fiat to Drive in Small Car in 2011


18 November,2009 Fiat will launch a small car for the Indian market. The prototypes of the first ever made&45;for&45;India car from Italian auto giant Fiat SpA will arrive in India in a years .....

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Hyundai Backs Out on Diesel engine Facility in India

Hyundai Backs Out on Diesel engine Facility in India


18 November,2009 Reversing his predecessor&39;s decision to set up a diesel engine facility in Chennai Hyundai&39;s new Managing Director and CEO Han&45;Woo Park on Wednesday said as of now .....

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Auto Industry Behind Outsourcing Market Boom

Auto Industry Behind Outsourcing Market Boom


17 November,2009 Automakers like Renault and Volkswagen seek to outsource their complex design engineering projects to India. The engineering services outsourcing &40;ESO&41; industry in India .....

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Michelin to Build Tyre Plant in India

Michelin to Build Tyre Plant in India


17 November,2009 French tyre maker Michelin announced its plans to invest nearly &36;US900 million to build a plant to supply tyres to India&39;s fast&45;growing automobile market. The .....

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Car Majors Advertise Big On Mobiles

Car Majors Advertise Big On Mobiles


16 November,2009 Car makers like Maruti Suzuki Hyundai Tata Motors and others have begun advertising heavily through cellphones which is generating higher buying decisions among Indians this .....

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Jaguar Land Rover Secures Loan

Jaguar Land Rover Secures Loan


16 November,2009 GE Capital said it has signed a deal on Monday with the Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover to provide a loan up to 170 million pound &40;over Rs1300 Crore&41;. The .....

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JLR Ties up With GE Capital

JLR Ties up With GE Capital


15 November,2009 Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover &40;JLR&41; have tied up &36;250 million &40; &163;170 million&41; in distribution financing from GE Capital. GE Capital has undertaken .....

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Reva Join Hands With Northern Lights Energy

Reva Join Hands With Northern Lights Energy


12 November,2009 Reva Electric Car Company and Iceland&39;s Northern Lights Energy has signed a deal yesterday to introduce electric cars in Iceland. Starting in the second half of 2010 .....

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Bajaj Badging will not be used for the Ultra Low Cost Car

Bajaj Badging will not be used for the Ultra Low Cost Car


11 November,2009 Renault-Nissan alliance on Tuesday finalized an agreement with Bajaj Auto to produce an ultra low cost car by 2012. But Bajaj was denied a place in the badging of the car. .....

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Mahindra & Mahindra Plans New Car Factory

Mahindra & Mahindra Plans New Car Factory


11 November,2009 A year after Mahindra &38; Mahindra pulled out of its joint venture with global majors Renault and Nissan to produce cars at Oragadam the Indian Sport Utility Vehicle .....

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Renault to Offer More Products in India

Renault to Offer More Products in India


10 November,2009 Renault announced that it will offer a full range of products in India and is constantly working towards getting the right product line up even as it tries to sort out .....

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Tata to Manufacture 200 Nanos A Day

Tata to Manufacture 200 Nanos A Day


10 November,2009 Tata Motors is targeting 200 Nanos daily from its Sanand factory close to Ahmedabad by March 2010. The company has asked local suppliers to supply components that would support .....

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