Finally some good news for the masses and petrol heads alike. There will be a drop in the price of petrol and it could be to the tune of Re 1 per litre. A drop of Re 1 is considerable by what has been the trend of late and since April we haven’t seen such a significant drop.
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Honda India is planning to export its latest MPV, the Mobilio, to South Africa in the coming few months. The company is in the process of getting the necessary approvals from the South African government and once it is done, it will start exporting the MPV from India.
Maruti Suzuki has started a monsoon check-up camp for their customers, to get their cars checked, at their nearest dealerships. The company has initiated this ‘Monsoon Fit Check’ campaign to educate their existing customers about periodic maintenance of their cars. They will also recommend parts that need to be chnaged or to be replaced so that their customers do not face any issue during the rains.
The new Tata Zest is scheduled to launch next month, and production of the compact sedan has already commenced at the Tata-Fiat Ranjangoan manufacturing facility. Images of the roll out ceremony have made their way to the web, wherein the Zest is being celebrated by the Tata Motors employees at the facility.
The Mahindra Scorpio facelift is expected to be launched in the festive season this year. Until then, the company continues to test the vehicle in various regions of Maharashtra. This camouflaged test mule was spotted testing on the outskirts of Nashik.
Mercedes-Benz India has reported 25 per cent growth in its overall half-yearly sales. The company sold 4717 units as compared to 3758 units in the corresponding month last year.
The Celerio has been a runaway success for Maruti, but the company is not resting on its laurels. A CNG variant of the model has already been introduced within six months of its launch. The next step ideally would be a diesel variant and there have been rumours of the car testing for a while. This time again a Celerio has been spotted, which the source claims is the top-end variant the ‘ZDI’.
Fiat has announced that the new Punto Evo will be launched in India on August 5. The Punto Evo is a facelifted version of the Punto hatchback and has been spotted completely undisguised quite a few times now. Fiat had started despatching the Punto Evo to dealerships a few weeks ago and deliveries are expected to commence immediately after the car’s launch.
Last month, British sportscar maker McLaren had announced that it will make a track-only version of the groundbreaking P1. Now, the brand has released an official sketch of this extreme new model which will be called the P1 GTR. What’s also now official is that the car will make its public debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in concept form.
Automakers have to maintain an ideal balance between good sales and optimal production, and failing in either can be disheartening for any company. So after gauging the sales performance of its newest hatchback offering Celerio, Maruti Suzuki is looking to increase the production of the AMT variant to reduce the waiting period.