Owing to the tremendous response to its recently launched S-Class, Mercedes Benz might locally assemble the S500 in India. The initial lot of the all-new S-Class was bought in one variant, the S500, with only 125 cars. All examples were sold in no time.
It has been speculated since long that Fiat was to launch a crossover version of its Punto hatchback and had been spotted undergoing trials in Italy. For the first time though, the testing mule of the crossover has been caught on camera, in India. Fueled by the rise in interest in crossovers, Fiat is set to debut the crossover at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, next month.
Managing Director of Tata Motors, Karl Slym, died in Bangkok earlier today. No further details have been provided by the auto major at this moment and the official statement says that Mr Slym was in Bangkok to attend Tata Motors Thailand’s board meeting.
It has been more than 15 years since we saw Tata’s first car, the Indica. The Indica turned the tables for the company and put them on the global map. Tata launched the Vista in 2008 and prefixed the Indica name to it. The Falcon 4 and 5 will be unveiled at the Auto Expo and we hear Tata’s new Falcon 4 will be independent of the Indica name.
Isuzu is planning of setting up a facility in India for manufacturing diesel engines. The area where the plant will be located is not fixed and the amount of investment has not been decided yet, but the plan is in the pipeline.
Tata Motors will be setting up its assembly plants in Indonesia and South America. This decision has been taken by the company in a bid to have a firm foothold in the export market. The manufacturer is having a tough time in terms of sales in our country for quite some time due to the unexpected changes in the Indian market. It surely seems to be trying to reduce possibilities of having a major effect due to this.
After its global debut in India earlier this month, the 2014 Honda City has now been launched in the Thai market. The base version has been priced at 5.5 lakh Baht (Rs 10.5 lakh) and it goes all the way up to 7.49 lakh baht (Rs 14.3 lakh) for the top SV+ variant.
Strategic partners Nissan and Renault are set to take their association to the next level by combining their manufacturing and research operations. This move is expected to slash more than 400 billion yen (Rs 24,519 crore) a year for both the companies collectively.
Audi’s full size SUV Q7, a maiden attempt by the German luxury brand turned out to be a huge success. If you think the Q7 has been around for a while and you find it hard to differentiate the facelifted one from the older one, then here is some help.
Money can buy everything, but it cannot get you a Porsche Macan this year. Porsche’s new mini SUV, the Macan, has exceeded the company’s expectations as it has been declared ‘sold out.’ This tremendous response has forced the German sports car maker to revise its sales and production targets.