Isuzu Motors has some big expansion plans lined up for the Indian market. The Japanese automaker, known for its pick-up truck and commercial vehicle range globally, aims to open 60 dealerships across India by the start of 2016.
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Nissan brought Datsun to India with dreams of reviving the marque and hopes of securing a good share of the budget brand market. Datsun GO was the first line from its offensive, launched in February, this year. Now the company is revealing its second line of attack – the Datsun GO +. It has been revealed that the car has entered production and will be launched for the Indian market early next year.
Jaguar’s F-Type range will soon expand with a new all-wheel drive model. The car has been spotted on test quite a few times already and is expected to make its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year.
Ahead of any new car launch, automakers have to maintain a balance between strong sales and optimum production, failing in either can be upsetting for the brand. So after gauging the market response for the new XC90, Volvo has decided to boost the production capacity so as to meet the market demand.
James Douglas Muir Leno, popularly known as Jay Leno, will host a new TV show based on cars. The multi-talented Leno will be seen hosting this show for CNBC, the channel made an announcement yesterday.
When Toyota and Subaru joined forces for an affordable sports car, the Japanese carmaker had the upper hand in the deal. The deal was that Toyota could sell more cars than Subaru, which many predicted could be a deal breaker. However, it seems like the two Japanese carmakers won’t part so easily, and a source claims that the second-gen GT86 is in the making.
The Special Operations division at Jaguar Land Rover has announced the launch of the Jaguar Heritage Driving Experience under which fans from all over the world will have the opportunity to drive a unique lot of Jaguar heritage vehicles. The programme kicks off next month near the home of Jaguar Land Rover in the West Midlands, UK.
The Centre is likely to cut the oil subsidy bill by over 60 per cent in FY15. A report from ET suggests that it is making the move due to global oil prices reaching a new multi-year low. The Central Government currently provides subsidies to the oil companies’ on the price of diesel, domestic LPG and kerosene.
Fiat customers, free your calendar this weekend to get your cars checked before the winters are here. Fiat India has organised a winter check-up camp from October 17 to 19, where Fiat owners can get their cars examined for free. They will also get various discounts on other services at all Fiat dealerships across 96 cities across India.
Suzuki reportedly has been operating its Hungary plant at a reduced capacity for quite some time now. While news of this scaled-back production run doesn’t hold much interest to us, what’s worth noting here is that the Japanese automaker has ceased production of the Splash hatchback (Maruti Ritz).