Despite registering a drop in sales of just under 1,000 units, the Mahindra Bolero has retained the crown of the top-selling utility vehicle in India. The Bolero bagged the top position for the fourth consecutive month in July 2014, despite seeing a 12 per cent drop in numbers, as compared to the same period in 2013.
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Next time when a traffic cop catches you for not wearing a seatbelt and penalises you for Rs 2,500, don’t be surprised. He is just doing his job like he has been doing for many years, only difference is the quantum of fine that you need to pay.
Volvo is developing new three-cylinder engines to power its future line-up of sedans, crossovers and SUVS. This was revealed by Mr. Derek Crabb, the company’s powertrain engineering head and the executive director for the company's motorsports division. Derived from the company’s current line-up of four-cylinder Drive-E range of engines, the first will be a petrol mill and is expected to be ready by 2016 to power mid-level luxury cars below the S60, V60 and the XC60.
The board of Tata Motors has reportedly given the green signal to the company to develop two new global SUVs with assistance from its subsidiary, Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR). Aimed specifically at Southeast Asian and the Middle East markets, the two SUVs are expected to go on sale in 2017 in the Rs 16 lakh to Rs 25 lakh price bracket.
The Lamborghini Huracan has been launched in Malaysia for 1.2 million RM (Rs 2.2 crore). It replaces the uber successful Gallardo supercar and was unveiled in December of last year. It follows a design similar to that of the much larger Aventador and gets the same power mill but in a higher state of tune.
Honda India has introduced two new variants for the Mobilio, a month after the MPV’s official launch in the Indian market. Called V(O) and RS (O), both these new variants offer segment-first features such as GPS navigation and a rear-view camera.
The manufacturing sector plays a very important role in developing a country’s economy. And in a place like India, where automobile manufacturing was always seen as an important backbone of the country’s GDP, things are about to get better. According to a report by Standard Chartered Bank, India will overtake Thailand to become the global automobile hub by 2020.
A large number of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz cars have been spotted in the Indo-Japanese automaker’s yard ahead of their shipment to various dealers across the country and their possible launch by the middle of next month.
Tata launched the Zest, this month, in a bid to regain some of the lost momentum, including market share that the company had lost in the last few years. Now this much-awaited compact sedan, first in the segment to feature an AMT transmission, already commands a waiting period of two to three months due to the high demand.
The Tata Nano Twist was recently launched in Bangladesh for 800,000 Takas (Rs 6.23 lakh). The India made car will be sold through Nitol Niloy Group- the sole importer and distributor of Tata vehicles in Bangladesh.