Daimler, the parent company of the luxury brand Mercedes-Benz, has acquired an additional one per cent share of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. For the past few years, the German conglomerate has been slowly acquiring shares of the British manufacturer and with the latest acquisition, its total stake in Aston Martin has increased to five per cent.
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Ford India is gearing up to start third shift in its Chennai plant to increase the EcoSport production. Even after a year after its launch, the EcoSport still commands waiting periods of upto three months.
Tata has launched the Movus SUV for the car market in Nepal. It has been priced at 3.18 million NPR (Rs 19.79 lakh) and is available in two variants with the option of a single diesel engine. It is basically a rebadged version of the Sumo Grande and was launched for the Indian market in May of this year.
The Government of India will soon make crash tests mandatory for all passenger vehicles sold. We support this development wholeheartedly as this will ensure we don’t get cars that compromise on safety. But, the demands of our government might also increase the prices of the cars as manufacturers will pass on the additional expenses to the customers.
There is a new boss in town. Yes, you heard it right. Bentley Motors has launched the new Flying Spur V8 for the Indian market today. Priced at Rs 3.10 crore (ex-showroom Delhi), it joins the super-rich club along with its other siblings and Rolls- Royces.
In a report by Autocar India, it has been revealed that the current-generation of the Hyundai i20 will be discontinued once the new Elite i20 goes on sale next week. The existing i20, which donned Hyundai’s fluidic design language for the first time, was launched in March 2012 and since then the car has been at top of its game, thanks to the spacious interiors and the long list of equipment on offer.
Audi has launched the A3 sedan, today, with prices starting at Rs 22.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the diesel variant. The car is available in five variants - four diesel and one petrol.
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India is in the process of expanding its base in the country. The German company is setting up an additional building in Bangalore for logistics and operations. This new facility can house more than 2,000 people spread across 2,50,000 sq ft.
The long-awaited Audi A3 sedan will be launched in the Indian market tomorrow. The A3 sedan is the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the BMW 1 Series, and will be the most affordable car in the company’s line-up.
Mercedes-Benz is reportedly adding more vehicles to its AMG portfolio, according to Autocar UK report. The new range will be positioned below the traditional line-up of AMG vehicles.