The new government has been taking some very important steps in the last few days to revive the Indian economy. Some decisions have been encouraged whereas few have raised eyebrows. But there is that one major decision which could change the Indian economy in a big way.
With the introduction of its new hatchback – the GO, South Africa has become the fourth market where the Datsun brand has being re-launched, 33 years after the company shut shops globally in 1986. Besides South Africa, Datsun currently enjoys presence in India, Indonesia and Russia.
The 2014 season of the Indian Rally Championship, earlier known as the Indian National rally Championship, will commence with its first round being the Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra. The ceremonial flag off takes place today. The Western India Sports Association organised rally will be flagged off today at 4.30 pm from the Nashik City Centre Mall.
Suzuki has launched the Swift RS in the Malaysia market for 79,388 RM (Rs 14.66 lakh). The Swift RS is based on the Malaysia-spec GLX variant and is a cosmetically upgraded version of the car. A report from Paultan suggests that the RS moniker stands for ‘Reinvent Style’ rather than ‘Racing Sport’ or ‘Rally Sport’.
Honda is getting its act ready for its next big launch, the Mobilio MPV. Production of the Mobilio is supposed to begin in June and it seems like the MPV has already reached the dealerships for training purposes according to a source.
General Motors India has introduced a new maintenance initiative called the Chevrolet complete care programme. This programme includes assured low cost of maintenance, warranty packages, Chevrolet U-first customer centric programs and apps and a round-the-clock 24x7 roadside assistance program which is free for three years with all new car purchases.
Earlier this year, Mitsubishi had revealed their big plans which included introducing two new SUVs and two small cars for the Indian market. Now, rumours suggest that the Japanese manufacturer will launch the Automatic version of their popular SUV, the Pajero Sport, in August with deliveries expected to commence in September.
Renault India has relaunched the travelogue edition of the Scala at a starting price of Rs 8.48 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the RXL variant. The company had launched the same edition sometime last year but was limited to only the RXZ variant.
The facelifted Chevrolet Aveo has been launched in China both in its hatchback and sedan versions. Prices start from CNY 73,900 (Rs 7.03 lakh) going all the way to CNY 1,09,900 (Rs 10.4 lakh). Surprisingly, Chevrolet has priced both the hatchback and sedan variants exactly the same, across all the trim levels. The 2015 Aveo made its maiden appearance at the 2014 Auto Chongqing in China, last month.
The (Maruti) Suzuki Ertiga has been launched in the South African market for 159,900 Rand (Rs 8.8 lakh). The SA market gets only the petrol engine option but also gets the four-speed AT in addition to the five-speed manual.