Volkswagen has officially confirmed its plans of introducing a new sub-four metre sedan in the Indian market. Speaking during the inauguration of the German manufacturer’s new showroom in Coimbatore, Mr Thierry Lespiaucq, MD, Volkswagen India, said that this new compact sedan will be priced above Rs 5 lakh and will go on sale in 2016.
Honda Cars India has sold 13,431 units in May as compared to 13,262 units in May 2014 registering a growth of one per cent. The company sold 26,067 units in April 2015 as against 24,402 units sold during the same period last year, marking a growth of seven per cent.
Ford India's overall sales figures including exports in May 2015 was reported as 11,714 units. This shows a 4.67 per cent decline as Ford's cumulative sales in the same period last year were 12,288 units.
Maruti Suzuki has announced a hike of 13.8 per cent in sales numbers for May 2015. The company sold 1,14,825 units last month in comparison to 1,00,925 cars sold in the same month last year.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a notification for mass emission standards for flex fuels Ethanol E85 and ED95. The notification includes requirements for approval for two, three and four-wheeled vehicles as well as tech specs with regard to reference fuel used in the test cars.
The next-generation Toyota Prius has been spotted undergoing trials in Thailand. Internally called 690A, the fourth-generation model of the hybrid car is expected to go on sale later this year, as a 2016 model.
The BS4 emission norms will come into full effect from April 2017 and sale as well as registration of any vehicles that does comply with this standard will not be permitted to ply on the roads. The Road Transport Ministry has already issued a draft notification for making BS4 norms mandatory across the country in a phased manner from October onwards.
Tata Motors inaugurated a new dealership in Mumbai recently. Deogiri Auto is now one amongst the nine facilities of the company in Mumbai.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has announced a 3.4 per cent hike in domestic sales for May 2015. The company sold 37,450 units last month in India, while they had sold 36,205 units in the same month in 2014.