October 2010 Auto News

Mahindra and Mahindra to take Reva to China

Mahindra and Mahindra to take Reva to China


28 October,2010 World’s largest electric carmaker Reva Motors owned by utility vehicle major Mahindra and Mahindra M&M plans to enter China hoping to cash in on a rising demand for .....

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Bugatti Launches Veyron at Rs 16 cr in India

Bugatti Launches Veyron at Rs 16 cr in India


27 October,2010 The benchmark for luxury cars in the country just got higher with Volkswagen Group company Bugatti Automobiles today launching its super premium sports car ‘Bugatti .....

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Toyota Gets Tensed Before Etios Launch in India

Toyota Gets Tensed Before Etios Launch in India


27 October,2010 With the upcoming launch of the Toyota Etios the Japanese car making giant is facing some tense moments. “The success of the Etios is very critical for .....

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Rating Agency Raises Tata Motors Ratings

Rating Agency Raises Tata Motors Ratings


26 October,2010 Rating agency Moody’s raised the country’s largest automaker Tata Motors’ rating by a notch on account of improved performance of its British marquee brand .....

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Maruti to Add 1,500 Service Outlets by 2015

Maruti to Add 1,500 Service Outlets by 2015


25 October,2010 Maruti Suzuki India plans to increase its service centres by a massive 1500 outlets by 2015. This development is expected to result in additional employment of about 22000 .....

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Jaguar Land Rover All Set for China Project

Jaguar Land Rover All Set for China Project


24 October,2010 Jaguar Land Rover owned by Indian vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors is in talks with a Chinese auto maker to start a manufacturing and sales joint venture in China. .....

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Hyundai Motor Signs Deal with Chinese Car Maker

Hyundai Motor Signs Deal with Chinese Car Maker


21 October,2010 South Korea’s Hyundai Motor said on Friday that it had signed a 500 billion won 443.1 million joint venture with China’s commercial vehicle maker Sichuan Nanjun .....

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Renault India Plans on Course

Renault India Plans on Course


21 October,2010 Renault is continuing to keep up its momentum towards the launch of its cars in India. Mr. Marc NASSIF MD of Renault India said “Since April this year we have moved very .....

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Fiat to Launch Brand Stores without Tata

Fiat to Launch Brand Stores without Tata


20 October,2010 As its partnership with Tata Motors failed to yield desired results Fiat is charting out a new strategy to turn around its fortunes. The Italian car major plans to open .....

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Mazda to Introduce Most Fuel-efficient Petrol Car

Mazda to Introduce Most Fuel-efficient Petrol Car


20 October,2010 Mazda has said that its next Mazda2Demio subcompact would get fuel economy of 30 kmlitre and without the help of an electric motor. This will make it the most fuel-efficient .....

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Mahindra Ssangyong Buyout Enters Final Lap, May Sign Deal by Mid November

Mahindra Ssangyong Buyout Enters Final Lap, May Sign Deal by Mid November


19 October,2010 Utility vehicle maker Mahindra and Mahindra M&M is in the last leg to complete its acquisition of South Korean sports utility vehicle SUV maker Ssangyong Motors. It has .....

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US Lawsuit May Delay VW Takeover of Porsche

US Lawsuit May Delay VW Takeover of Porsche


19 October,2010 US lawsuits brought by pension funds might interrupt Volkswagen’s takeover of the luxury German sportscar maker Porsche the head of VW Martin Winterkorn said today. .....

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HC Cracks Whip on Car Imports

HC Cracks Whip on Car Imports


18 October,2010 In a landmark order to prevent illegal imports of ATVs MUVs and superbikes into India the Bombay high court said “If the importer is a person who has lived abroad .....

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Toyota to Showcase New Prius Model in 2011

Toyota to Showcase New Prius Model in 2011


18 October,2010 Toyota Motors is planning to showcase a new variant of its Prius hybrid in January as the Japanese company tries to distance itself from a costly safety crisis that has .....

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Jaguar Land Rover to Invest in UK, Keep Auto Plants

Jaguar Land Rover to Invest in UK, Keep Auto Plants


17 October,2010 Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover JLR is set to invest billions of pounds in Britain and has cancelled plans to close one of its auto plants there after reaching a deal with .....

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Toyota Brings in AR Rahman to Endorse Etios in India

Toyota Brings in AR Rahman to Endorse Etios in India


17 October,2010 Japanese carmaker Toyota had brought in music maestro AR Rahman as its brand ambassador for its India specific car Etios. The Toyota Etios is expected to be launched in India .....

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Ford India Registers 237 Per Cent Sales Jump in First Half

Ford India Registers 237 Per Cent Sales Jump in First Half


13 October,2010 Ford India has reported a 237 per cent jump in sales in the first half of the current fiscal April-September period with total sales of 47902 vehicles as compared to the 14209 .....

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Hyundai Launches Santa Fe in India at Rs 20.95 Lakh

Hyundai Launches Santa Fe in India at Rs 20.95 Lakh


13 October,2010 Hyundai Motors India has launched its luxury SUV the Santa Fe in the Indian market. The seven seater SUV is equipped with 2.2litre 2199cc four cylinder DOHC 16Valve CRDi engine .....

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Skoda to Localise Components of All Variants in 2 Years

Skoda to Localise Components of All Variants in 2 Years


13 October,2010 Skoda India a subsidiary of SkodaAuto a.s. Czech Republic and a part of Volkswagen Group has said that the company will localise the components of all Skoda variants in the .....

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SkodaAuto India Launches the New Skoda Fabia

SkodaAuto India Launches the New Skoda Fabia


12 October,2010 SkodaAuto India launched the New Skoda Fabia in a complete new package boosted with plush interiors and dynamic exteriors innovative features and engine technology. Prices .....

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Volvo XC60 Set for a Launch on November 24th

Volvo XC60 Set for a Launch on November 24th


12 October,2010 Luxury car maker Volvo Cars India will launch the compact Sports Utility Vehicle SUV Volvo XC60 on November 24 to strengthen its presence in the domestic market. With .....

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India Auto Boom to Boost Tyre Output 25 Per Cent

India Auto Boom to Boost Tyre Output 25 Per Cent


11 October,2010 India’s 2010-11 tyre production is likely to rise to a record 121.4 million units as tyre companies boost capacity to meet booming demand from the local auto industry a .....

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Tata Motors Drives in its First Cross-Over Car Aria

Tata Motors Drives in its First Cross-Over Car Aria


11 October,2010 Tata Motors rolled out the Tata Aria which the company claims is the country’s first ever cross-over car that straddles an SUV and MUV priced between Rs. 12.91 Lakh to .....

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GM to Enter LCV Business

GM to Enter LCV Business


10 October,2010 General Motors is planning to enter the booming Indian light commercial vehicle LCV market and will launch cargo and passenger versions by early 2012. GM will take help .....

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M&M to Sign Final Agreement with Ssangyong by Dec-Jan

M&M to Sign Final Agreement with Ssangyong by Dec-Jan


10 October,2010 Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra M&M said due diligence on South Korean sports utility vehicle-maker Ssangyong Motor Company is almost over and work on a draft agreement .....

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