General Motors is planning to start exporting cars from its manufacturing facilities in India. The two plants at Talegaon, Maharashtra and Halol, Gujarat have a combined capacity of 2.82 lakh units per annum. Currently GM only exports auto components and cars in very limited numbers to neighbouring markets like Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and plans to add other markets like South-East Asia, Gulf, South Africa and Europe to the list.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:47 PM by Ranjan R. Bhat
Thursday, February 27, 2014 3:05 PM by Selvin Jose
In a bid to protect its customers from buying spurious spare parts, Tata Motors launched a systematic campaign under the brand name of Tata Genuine Parts (TGP). The Indian car major has conducted 33 successful nationwide raids to grab hold of spurious parts sellers.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:32 PM by Selvin Jose
It seems like Maruti has finally discontinued the Estilo from the market. Although there is no official word yet from the manufacturer in this regard, the Estilo has been taken off the company’s official website. The Estilo is essentially a re-christened version of the Suzuki MR Wagon and was introduced in 2006. The introductory model had the four-cylinder, 1.1-litre engine from the Wagon R mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:16 PM by Sagar Bhanushali
Vauxhall – one of UK’s popular car brands is known for making striking looking and efficient hatchbacks and sedan. The brand, which is also known for its VXR range of high-performance models, has announced the arrival of the Astra VXR Extreme at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:09 PM by Ninad Ambre
Mini is all set to unveil the Clubman concept at the Geneva Motor Show scheduled to begin next month. The five-door hatchback will be launched in the global market later this year.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:30 PM by Sagar Bhanushali
The Agera One:1, even by Koenigsegg standards, is a pretty rare creation. With production limited to just six units and all going to China, we may never see one in flesh. Nevertheless, the 1340 horsepower hyper-car has made its way onto the web, thanks to these images taken at the company’s factory in Sweden.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:08 AM by Ninad Ambre
If rumours are to be believed, Ford is preparing to enter the MPV segment in the Indian car market by developing an MPV based on the Ford Ka Concept. This MPV might be launched in 2016 after the introduction of the Ford Figo Concept sedan in India by 2015.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:56 AM by Sagar Bhanushali
Skoda has made it official that it will arrive at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show with a whole series of new models and variants. The Czech brand will be unveiling the new Octavia Scout and the Octavia G-TEC with CNG propulsion. However, what’s keeping us all interested is the new top-of-the-line Laurin & Klement variant of the Octavia which could find its way into the Indian market.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:32 AM by Ranjan R. Bhat
Fiat has announced that the facelifted Linea, which was unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo, last month, will be launched on March 4. Earlier this week, Fiat has already started accepting the bookings of the sedan for a token of Rs 25,000. While the facelifted car will replace the current Linea car in the Italian manufacturer’s lineup, it will continue to sell the current generation car as the Linea Classic in a lower price bracket.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:14 AM by Ranjan R. Bhat
Maruti had unveiled the Ciaz concept on February 5, at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. The production model of the Ciaz has been spotted testing around India and China and speculations doing rounds of the interweb suggest that the car will be launched around September. The Ciaz will slot in the C-Segment and will replace the SX4 which has been soldiering on in the segment since 2007.