October 2011 Auto News

Car cos brace for tough times ahead after festive season

Car cos brace for tough times ahead after festive season


27 October,2011 With festival season getting over the car industry is now bracing for an early winter chill as the constant hikes in interest rates and steep petrol prices are set to cut .....

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Caterham Cars makes India entry; priced up to Rs 90 lakh

Caterham Cars makes India entry; priced up to Rs 90 lakh


27 October,2011 British motorsports brand Caterham Cars is entering India with the Burmans promoters of FMCG company Dabur at the helm of the operations in India. The company will start .....

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Jaguar Land Rover to launch new models next month

Jaguar Land Rover to launch new models next month


27 October,2011 Jaguar Land Rover the Tata Motors-owned marque is expected to bring in two new cars by mid-November. Auto enthusiasts said the Range Rover Evoque a luxury SUV is .....

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Toyota to sell Chinese-made hybrid cars from 2015

Toyota to sell Chinese-made hybrid cars from 2015


23 October,2011 Toyota Motor Corp will invest 689 million in a new R&D center for low-emission vehicle technology in the eastern China city of Changshu and will start selling Chinese-made .....

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Mahindra’s new SUV clocks 200 bookings in South Africa

Mahindra’s new SUV clocks 200 bookings in South Africa


20 October,2011 Indian Utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra’s global sports utility vehicle XUV500 which was launched simultaneously in domestic and international markets has .....

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Strike at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant ends; 64 workers to be taken back

Strike at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant ends; 64 workers to be taken back


20 October,2011 The 14-day-long strike at Maruti Suzuki India’s Manesar plant has been called off this morning following a tripartite agreement between the management workers and the .....

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Haryana government should act to end Maruti standoff: Kharge

Haryana government should act to end Maruti standoff: Kharge


19 October,2011 The Centre on Wednesday asked the Haryana government to take steps to ensure that the strike at the Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki India ends soon and ruled out making a direct .....

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Mahindra working with Ssangyong on sub-Rs 4 lakh SUV

Mahindra working with Ssangyong on sub-Rs 4 lakh SUV


19 October,2011 Utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra M&M is developing a mini SUV for India with Ssangyong the South Korean SUV maker it acquired last year. Codenamed the S101 the .....

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Maruti stir continues to hit operations

Maruti stir continues to hit operations


19 October,2011 Maruti Suzuki’s ongoing workers’ strike continued to plague its operations with only 1850 cars produced at its twin Gurgaon-Manesar plants on Wednesday that .....

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Hyundai bookings rise on Maruti impasse

Hyundai bookings rise on Maruti impasse


18 October,2011 Bookings of cars manufactured by Hyundai Motor India Ltd HMIL have witnessed a modest rise following the strike at Maruti’s Manesar plant and reduction in production .....

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Hyundai targeting sales of 1.5 lakh Eons by Dec 2012

Hyundai targeting sales of 1.5 lakh Eons by Dec 2012


18 October,2011 Korean auto major Hyundai Motor India HMIL is aiming to sell 1.5 lakh units of its latest entry level compact car ‘Eon’ by the end of 2012 a top company official .....

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Labour unrest may drive Maruti to Gujarat

Labour unrest may drive Maruti to Gujarat


18 October,2011 Maruti which is synonymous with Haryana and Gurgaon is looking outside the state to set up its operations. The continuing labour unrest at its Manesar and Gurgaon plants appear .....

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Maruti in a Partial production manufacture 350 Swift cars

Maruti in a Partial production manufacture 350 Swift cars


18 October,2011 Maruti Suzuki has begun production of its best-selling ‘Swift’ hatchback from its strike-crippled Manesar plant in Haryana the company said on Tuesday. The carmaker .....

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Need to understand young workers to avoid strikes: Maruti

Need to understand young workers to avoid strikes: Maruti


18 October,2011 Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday admitted that the company needs to learn how to deal with a young workforce as it grapples with frequent labour issues at its Manesar plant. .....

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BMW to launch Mini in India next year, price above Rs 25 lakh

BMW to launch Mini in India next year, price above Rs 25 lakh


17 October,2011 German auto major BMW said it will launch the small luxury car Mini in India by next year at a price that is expected to be above Rs 25 lakh. The company also said it .....

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Hyundai says exports to be affected by Eurozone crisis

Hyundai says exports to be affected by Eurozone crisis


17 October,2011 The Eurozone crisis is likely to bring down Hyundai Motor India’s exports to 2.25 lakh cars this year against 2.47 lakh last year a top company official said in Mumbai .....

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JLR to assemble Jaguar XF and Range Rover Evoque in India

JLR to assemble Jaguar XF and Range Rover Evoque in India


17 October,2011 Tata Motors-owned British marquee Jaguar Land Rover is revving up to assemble two more models in India which will increase its competitiveness in the fast-growing domestic .....

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Maruti resumes limited production at Manesar

Maruti resumes limited production at Manesar


17 October,2011 Maruti Suzuki on Monday opened talks with agitating workers the first dialogue since the protesters vacated its plant at Manesar on Friday. The move came on a day when the .....

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Maruti’s Manesar plant resumes partial production, strike on

Maruti’s Manesar plant resumes partial production, strike on


17 October,2011 The strike at Maruti Suzuki India’s MSI Manesar plant entered its 11th day on Monday with workers protesting outside the factory premises but the company said it has .....

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Maruti Suzuki workers end plant sit-in but strike still on

Maruti Suzuki workers end plant sit-in but strike still on


16 October,2011 Striking workers ended their eight-day occupation of a plant belonging to Maruti Suzuki but the two sides remained at loggerheads the company said Saturday. The 1500 .....

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Peugeot to start work on Sanand facility next month

Peugeot to start work on Sanand facility next month


16 October,2011 French car-maker PSA Peugeot Citroen will start work on its plant at Sanand in the first week of November a company official said. The company announced on September 1 that the .....

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Tata Nano Bangladesh launch deferred

Tata Nano Bangladesh launch deferred


16 October,2011 The launch of India’s Tata Nano billed as the world’s cheapest car was delayed at the last moment in Bangladesh after its distributor said Saturday it was seeking a .....

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HC refuses to declare Maruti strike illegal

HC refuses to declare Maruti strike illegal


13 October,2011 Intervening in the ongoing strike in the country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India’s Manesar plant Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday issued certain .....

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Maruti Suzuki to shut Gurgaon plant 2 days; Manesar strike on

Maruti Suzuki to shut Gurgaon plant 2 days; Manesar strike on


13 October,2011 Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday said it will shut its main plant at Gurgaon for two days starting tomorrow due to component supply constraints from SPIL where workers are on a .....

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Volvo to invest Rs. 400 crore to expand India operations

Volvo to invest Rs. 400 crore to expand India operations


13 October,2011 Global transport solutions major Volvo AB will invest an additional Rs.400 crore 80 million to expand its bus manufacturing operations in India over the next five years a .....

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