Maruti Suzuki registers a 26.9 per cent increase in sales numbers for August 2014. The company sold 1,10,776 units last month in comparison to 87,323 cars sold in the same month last year.
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Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has had a good run in the past month and its sales figures are proof. The largest passenger car exporter in India registered domestic sales of 33,750 units and exports of 14,361 units with cumulative sales of 48,111 units in August.
The announcement of Suzuki Motor Corp building a solo plant in Gujarat created a furore among investors. Dark clouds still gloom over this development, but Maruti is certain that minority stakeholders will accept this development and there is no Plan B (if they don’t accept).
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is currently one of the highest selling hatchbacks on sale in India today and it has achieved this success for a variety of reasons, one of which obviously is the fact that it is a Maruti product. Now wanting to up the game even further, Maruti Suzuki may launch an Indian version of the Swift Sport during the festival season. It has been spotted at the Indo-Japanese automaker’s yard at Manesar and will most likely be limited to a large number of cosmetic changes.
The new Chevrolet Cruze has been launched in the Chinese market at a price starting from 109.900 Yuan (Rs 10.8 lakh) for the base variant to 169.900 Yuan (Rs 16.73 lakh) for the top-end model.
It has been seven years since Jaguar launched the XF saloon and till now it has been through a mid-cycle facelift as well. This now signifies that the second-generation model is due and it has also been spotted testing in certain locations. While one would expect it to be based on the same architecture. A source claims that the new XF might use the underpinnings of the upcoming entry-level luxury sedan – the XE.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sedan has been spotted during the shoot of its TV commercial at Madhavpur in Gujarat. The commercial will feature a top spec variant of the car and Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh,who by the looks of it, will enjoy a drive by the coast line during the course of the TVC.
Renault has unveiled its LMP-1 spec R.S 01 race car at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show. Developed in collaboration with Dallara, this is a 500bhp race car which will headline its own one-make race championship under the French automaker’s ‘World Series by Renault’ moniker.
There is no identity crisis as such in the Mercedes-Benz product portfolio despite having 20 models on sale globally. But, Mercedes plans to change the names of its SUV range aimed at streamlining them with sedan models like the C-, E- and S-Class.
While BMW is still a long way from putting the next-generation 7 Series on sale, a prototype model of the car has been spotted on test again and this time, on a suburban street. The brand has been testing the new 7 Series for quite some time now, with earlier spy shots coming from Sweden during the vehicle’s winter testing.