Ford India has opened a new parts distribution warehouse in Kolkata, taking the overall count to four. The other three facilities are located in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. Kolkata distribution centre will enhance the company’s plan to enable faster distribution of spare parts in eastern India.
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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been spotted en route to a warehouse in Malaysia. A report from Paultan suggests that these cars were without badges and trimmed out in the same external design as the UK-spec Sport variant.
The highly anticipated launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT is rumoured to take place on September 9. The company has been testing the car quite a lot and has been teasing us with photos through its official website.
Marking its first foray into the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment in India, Honda has launched the new seven-seater MVP- the Mobilio, in Mumbai today. The base petrol version is available at a starting price of Rs 6.49 lakh. The vehicle will be available in seven variants which also includes the top-end RS variant.. The base diesel trim has been priced at Rs 7.89 lakh.
BMW launched its premium SUV – the new X5 in May, now there are rumours that the company will launch its mid-size luxury SUV, the X3, in August. The X3 was revealed worldwide in February and now gets minor cosmetic upgrades and some changes to the interiors.
Honda has announced that it is planning to make India an export hub to supply critical components to emerging markets in Asia and Latin America. This was revealed by Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, managing officer and representative of development, purchasing and production, Honda, Asia and Oceania region, who also added that they were putting a long-term parts sourcing plan in place which would start with manual transmissions.
German luxury carmaker Audi was among the initial lot of automakers to make use of the continuously variable transmission (CVT) in its production models back in late 1999. The multitronic, as Audi calls it, is known for its low fuel consumption and is still being offered in cars like the base-spec versions of the A4 and the A6.
As a part of its strategy to extend its presence in the western India, Mahindra has inaugurated an 'all-in-one dealership' in Dahod, Gujarat. The new facility will cater to vehicles sales and service. The facility will also take care of the spares supply in the entire district.
Honda will bring the next- generation Jazz to the Indian market in 2015. This was confirmed to CarWale by Jnaneswar Sen, VP marketing and sales of Honda Cars India, during the launch of the Mobilio, in Delhi, on July 23. The Japanese automaker unveiled the premium hatchback at the 2014 Auto Expo and it is expected to launch with both petrol and diesel engine options.
After losing its market share to other car manufacturers over the last few years, Tata Motors is all set to make a comeback with its soon to be launched Zest sedan and the Bolt hatchback. The company has planned many activities for these vehicles and its consumers and is also in the process of changing the brands perception of poor quality to upmarket.