Fiat India’s rapid expansion plans over the course of the last one-and-a-half years looks to be working for it, as it is expected to see a 50 per cent growth in market share. This was shared by Nagesh Basavanahalli, president of Fiat India during the launch of the Avventura in Kolkata recently.
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The automated manual transmission (AMT) gearbox has found quite alot of takers in India. Maruti Suzuki had taken a note of it when they launched the AMT Celerio at the start of this year and quite recently also introduced the refreshed Alto K10 with the AMT gearbox. However, it seems like there is no stopping them as there as reports suggesting that a WagonR with an AMT gearbox will also be offered soon, but only in the Stingray model.
Ford India has recalled 3,072 units of the diesel Fiesta sedan for the glow plug control module issue. Vehicles manufactured between October 2010 and November 2011 are part of this recall.
Toyota has showcased the facelifted Camry at the ongoing Guangzhou Auto Show. The company will launch the vehicle in China next year when it is expected to be introduced to the Indian market as well.
Audi unveiled the A3 sedan at the 2014 Auto Expo in India at the start of this year, where it was accompanied by its open top sibling - the A3 Cabriolet. The carmaker will launch this two-door four-seater vehicle for the Indian market in the coming month.
Jaguar has showcased the much-awaited AWD version of the F-Type at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This F-Type R Coupe AWD is one among the 14 versions of the performance cars from the automaker's range.
There were reports earlier that the BMW M2 might make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show. However, it seems like the wait may be longer as according to fresh rumours, the car could be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015 instead.
Mercedes has officially unveiled the Maybach S600 at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday. This marks the resurrection of the Maybach brand name after it was discontinued in 2012. The German carmaker has introduced the car in a top-spec variant as of now and it will be available for sale February 2015 onwards.