November 2011 Auto News

18 sacked Hyundai employees try to stage protest, arrested

18 sacked Hyundai employees try to stage protest, arrested


30 November,2011 Eighteen sacked employees of Hyundai Motor India Ltd’s HMIL plant here were arrested on Wednesday after they tried to stage a protest in front of the factory to demand .....

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Costlier fuel, high interest rates puts brakes on car launches

Costlier fuel, high interest rates puts brakes on car launches


30 November,2011 A steep rise in fuel prices and high interest rates have dealt a blow to a spate of car launches in past six months with firms including Hyundai Ford Nissan and Renault failing .....

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Honda to focus on diesel engines, small compact cars for India

Honda to focus on diesel engines, small compact cars for India


30 November,2011 Japanese auto major Honda Motor Co is focussing on development of diesel engines and small compact cars in order to meet specific demands from the Indian market. .....

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Govt lambasts Maruti for asking good conduct bond from workers

Govt lambasts Maruti for asking good conduct bond from workers


29 November,2011 Government on Tuesday said demanding good conduct bond from workers by Maruti Suzuki India MSI management during the recent labour unrest at its Manesar plant was an .....

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Maruti finalises deal to buy 1 lakh diesel engines from Fiat per year

Maruti finalises deal to buy 1 lakh diesel engines from Fiat per year


29 November,2011 India’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India has finalised a deal to buy diesel engines from Italy’s Fiat. Fiat will supply up to 1 lakh diesel engines per year to .....

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VW to launch Porsche sports cars in India

VW to launch Porsche sports cars in India


29 November,2011 Volkswagen AG Europe’s largest carmaker will launch the iconic Porsche sports car marquee in India next year and appoint a new team to steer its sales in the overcrowded .....

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Workers threaten strike at Hyundai’s Chennai plant

Workers threaten strike at Hyundai’s Chennai plant


29 November,2011 Trouble is brewing Hyundai Motor India Ltd’s HMIL plant here with a section of workers threatening to go on strike from on Wednesday demanding reinstatement of 18 sacked .....

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Daimler India doesn’t rule out light commercial vehicles segment

Daimler India doesn’t rule out light commercial vehicles segment


28 November,2011 Truck maker Daimler AG’s India arm hasn’t ruled out the light commercial vehicles segment though it isn’t part of its original plan. “No plans so .....

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Toyota to bring in premium brand Lexus to India in 2013

Toyota to bring in premium brand Lexus to India in 2013


28 November,2011 With India’s growing appetite for luxury cars in India Japanese auto giant Toyota will officially introduce its premium brand Lexus in India in 2013 through fully .....

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BMW launches pre-owned car business in India

BMW launches pre-owned car business in India


24 November,2011 German luxury car maker BMW launched its pre-owned car business in India that can make customers own a product of the brand for as low as Rs 16 lakh. The company said it .....

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BMW may miss sales target this year

BMW may miss sales target this year


24 November,2011 BMW India today said it may miss the target of selling 10000 vehicles in the domestic market as the luxury segment has also been affected by the slowdown witnessed in the .....

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Mahindra Group looking at more Korean assets

Mahindra Group looking at more Korean assets


24 November,2011 The Mahindra Group on Thursday said it is open to more acquisitions in South Korea as it is keen to deepen its engagement with that market where it has presence in the .....

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Honda stops production of City, Brio to be next

Honda stops production of City, Brio to be next


23 November,2011 Supply constraints due to floods in Thailand is wreaking havoc at Honda’s Indian operations and has forced the company to shut down production of the City sedan and Brio .....

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Nano production at less than 50 pc of capacity: Tata Motors

Nano production at less than 50 pc of capacity: Tata Motors


23 November,2011 Tata Motors maker of the world’s cheapest car Nano is producing it at less than half of the annual installed capacity of 2.5 lakh units a senior company official said on .....

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Auto companies hit by falling rupee, mull price hike

Auto companies hit by falling rupee, mull price hike


22 November,2011 Hit by the depreciating rupee auto companies including General Motors India and Toyota Kirloskar Motor are mulling hike in prices to offset the rising cost of component .....

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Carmakers cut production on falling demand

Carmakers cut production on falling demand


22 November,2011 Domestic carmakers facing the worst slowdown in five years due to rising cost of finance and fuel are scaling down production to reduce inventory glut at dealerships. .....

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Force Motors to invest Rs 1,000 crore in two years

Force Motors to invest Rs 1,000 crore in two years


22 November,2011 Force Motors Ltd the Pune-based maker of a range of commercial vehicles plans to invest Rs 1000 crore over the next two years for the development of new models. Force .....

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Hyundai launches LPG variants of hatchback i10

Hyundai launches LPG variants of hatchback i10


22 November,2011 Automobile major Hyundai Motor Tuesday launched a liquefied petroleum gas LPG powered variant of its hatchback i10 priced between Rs.416144 and Rs.430659 ex-showroom Delhi. .....

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Over 60 vehicles to be launched at Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi

Over 60 vehicles to be launched at Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi


22 November,2011 More than 60 vehicles will be launched including several global debuts at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi early next year despite the recent slump in the Indian car market .....

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Honda to re-launch City sedan in mid-December

Honda to re-launch City sedan in mid-December


21 November,2011 Japanese carmaker Honda is all set to re-launch its flagship sedan City in mid-December instead of January. It is said said that the new City would have high localisation. The .....

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Maruti Suzuki may see volume drop this fiscal year

Maruti Suzuki may see volume drop this fiscal year


21 November,2011 Maruti Suzuki may see declining sales volume in the current fiscal year as the country’s dominant carmaker suffered heavy production losses due to a labour strike while .....

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Sliding car sales may reverse in March-April 2012

Sliding car sales may reverse in March-April 2012


21 November,2011 Automobile makers are keeping their fingers crossed on the revival of India’s passenger car industry after a dip in sales for the fourth consecutive month till October on .....

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Tata Motors tweaks Nano, claims improved mileage

Tata Motors tweaks Nano, claims improved mileage


21 November,2011 In a bid to boost sales Tata Motors is giving its small car Nano a facelift with a more powerful engine and new features while keeping the prices same. “Making the .....

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Jaguar Land Rover looks at assembling more car models in India

Jaguar Land Rover looks at assembling more car models in India


20 November,2011 Tatas-owned Jaguar Land Rover is evaluating options to assemble more models in India including the Jaguar cars as it aims at garnering about 20 per cent share of the luxury .....

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Maruti Suzuki plans more models with CNG options

Maruti Suzuki plans more models with CNG options


20 November,2011 The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is planning to add more models with environment-friendly CNG option to its existing fleet of five such cars. The .....

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