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TVS eyes higher share in scooter segment

Hyderabad, Sep 11 : TVS Motor Company, India's leading two-wheeler manufacturer, expects to increase its market share in the scooter segment from 15 percent to 18 percent in two months.

'Super Cruise' technology to change future of driving

New York, Sep 10 : What if your car were to automatically correct its movement if you happened to wander over the yellow line? Or an internal device that could help drivers avoid collisions? With "Super Cruise", these enhancements are now possible.

Sudarshan Venu appointed TVS Motor's joint MD

Chennai, Sep 10 : The Board of Directors of two- and three-wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor Company Ltd has appointed Sudarshan Venu as the company's joint managing director.

Smart head-lights that prevent glare, improve vision

Washington, Sep 10 : US researchers, who include an Indian-origin scientist, have developed a smart head-light that enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that they can be subject to when driving in snow or rain at night.

Jaguar launches cheapest car for women, young drivers

London, Sept.9 : British luxury carmaker Jaguar has launched its cheapest car so far, with its target purchasers being women and young drivers.

Jaguar unveils new sports car XE

London, Sep 9 : Luxury sports car manufacturer Jaguar Tuesday unveiled its new offering XE at an event held at Earls Court, London.

Suzuki launches new sports bike Gixxer

New Delhi, Sep 9 : Two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki Motorcycle India Tuesday launched its new 'street sport' motorcycle Gixxer priced at Rs.72,199 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Ashok Leyland bags orders worth over Rs.1,500 crore

Chennai, Sep 9 : Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland Ltd Tuesday said it has received orders for around 4,000 buses valued at around Rs.1,500 crore from 22 state transport undertakings (STUs).

General Motors set to launch 'hands-free driving' feature by 2016

Washington, September 8 : General Motors has revealed plan of launching 'Super Cruise' feature in their cars, which will keep vehicles in a specific lane while making necessary steering and speed adjustments, in 2016.

E-auction of fancy registration numbers in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 4 : The Delhi government Thursday notified an amendment to the Delhi Motor Vehicles Rule, 1993 to allow e-auction of fancy registration numbers.

Taiwan-based auto parts traders to visit Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 4 : To expand cooperation in manufacturing of automobile parts and enhance investment, a delegation of Taiwan-based traders and investors will visit Delhi, said the department of investment services Taiwan.

Tata Motors' Jaguar set to launch new sports saloon

London, Sep 3 (RAY/IANS) Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors' luxury sports car brand Jaguar will unveil its XE S derivative vehicle next month, a company statement said Wednesday.

Hyundai launches sports edition of Grand i10

New Delhi, Sep 3 : Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Wednesday introduced the 'SportZ Edition' of its hatchback Grand i10 on its launch anniversary.

Tata Motors' stock rises after mega order for buses

Mumbai, Sep 3 : Tata Motors scrip Wednesday gained 1.18 percent or 6.10 points in the mid-afternoon trade at Rs.522.50, a day after the automobile company bagged a mega order for urban buses.

Tata Motors bags order for 2,700 buses

Mumbai, Sep 2 : Automobile major Tata Motors Tuesday said that it has bagged an order of over 2,700 'Urban' buses under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM)- II scheme.

Bajaj Auto's August sales up eight percent

Mumbai, Sep 2 : Two-and-three wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Tuesday reported an increase of eight percent in its sales for August which stood at 336,840 units against 312,188 units sold in the like month of 2013.

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter logs 26 percent sales growth

Chennai, Sep 1 : Japanese two wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) closed last month with 26 percent sales growth compared to figures logged during August 2013, the company said.

August sales a mixed fare for automobile companies

New Delhi/Chennai, Sep 1 : It was a mixed bag for automobile makers in August with some like Maruti Suzuki, Ashok Leyland and TVS Motors logging overall growth while others are on the reverse gear waiting for the festival season to perk up the sales.

Mahindra's August sales down 7 percent

Mumbai, Sep 1 : Automobile manufacturer Mahindra Monday reported a decline of seven percent in its sales during August at 35,175 units from 37,897 units during the same month of last year.

Hyundai's August sales down 8 percent

Chennai, Sep 1 : Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Monday reported a fall of eight percent in its sales for August at 48,111 units from 52,319 units in the corresponding month of last year.

Maruti Suzuki's August sales up 26.9 percent

New Delhi, Sep 1 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Monday reported a healthy sales growth of 26.9 percent in total sales, including exports, for August at 110,776 units.

Hyundai's August sales down 8 percent

Chennai, Sep 1 : Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Friday reported a fall of 8 percent in its sales for August at 48,111 units from 52,319 units in the corresponding month of last year.

Insurers thank competition panel for taking on car makers

By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, Sep 1 : Officials of non-life insurance companies have welcomed the orders of Competition Commission of India (CCI) slapping a heavy fine on 14 car makers indulging in restrictive practices which cost the insurers and vehicle owners heavily.

'Petrol price cuts a boost for less polluting cars'

New Delhi, Aug 31 : The narrowing gap between petrol and diesel prices will hopefully push people towards less polluting petrol-run cars, citizens in the national capital say.

BMW launches SUV X3 at Rs.44.90 lakh

New Delhi, Aug 28 : Luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Thursday launched a new variant of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) X3 priced between Rs.44.90 lakh and Rs.49.90 lakh.

Mahindra to further invest Rs.4,000 crore at its Chakan plant

Mumbai, Aug 28 : Automobile manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra Thursday announced its plans to make an additional investment of Rs.4,000 crore at its Chakan plant in Maharashtra.

"No material impact of Competition Commission fine'

Chennai, Aug 28 : Car maker Hindustan Motors Ltd Thursday said there will not be any material impact on the company by the fine of Rs.13.85 crore levied on it by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

Car company giants' technology helping parents keep teenage drivers safe

Washington, Aug 27 : Leading car companies like Ford and General Motors have introduced new technologies in the cars, which allows parents to keep their teen drivers safe.

Competion Commission fines 14 car makers

Chennai, Aug 25 : The Competition Commission of India (CCI) Monday levied a penalty of Rs.2,544.65 crore on 14 car manufacturers for violating the competition law.

India's scooter major Bajaj to make motorcycles at Bangladesh plant

Dhaka, Aug.23 : India's popular scooter and motorcycle major, Bajaj, will manufacture motorcycles at a plant in Bangladesh from June 2015.

Mahindra plans to export its new Arjun Novo tractor

Chennai, Aug 20 : Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M and M), part of the USD 16.5 billion Mahindra group, will export its new tractor Arjun NOVO in the next six months, said a senior official Wednesday.

Tata Motors to come up with two new models every year

New Delhi, Aug 20 : Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors Wednesday said it will launch two new models every year as part of its new marketing strategy.

TVS to sell 10,000 new Scooty Zests in a month's time

Chennai, Aug 20 : Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd hopes to sell around 10,000 units of its new Scooty Zest in a month's time while it would launch a motorcycle in six months, a top company official said Wednesday.

Ford India sells 100,000 units of EcoSport

New Delhi, Aug 19 : Automobile manufacturer Ford India Tuesday said it has domestically sold and exported 100,000 units of its urban spots utility vehicle (SUV) Ford EcoSport.

Volkswagen to start diesel engine assembly by 2014-end

Mumbai, Aug 19 : German automobile company Volkswagen Tuesday said it will commence production of diesel engines at its plant located in Chakan, near Pune, with the start of engine assembly line and full-fledged engine-testing facility at the plant.

Diesel can be market-priced by September as crude falls to USD 100

New Delhi, Aug 19 : With the losses of state-run oil marketers on diesel sales below cost falling to under a rupee per litre, brokerage firm Goldman Sachs Tuesday estimated the monthly price hikes would end after September assuming oil prices remain around the current USD 100 level.

Tata Motors rides Jaguar Land Rover to 52-week high

Mumbai, Aug 18 : Automobile major Tata Motors' scrip gained over three percent in Monday's trade and hit a fresh record high of Rs.501.35.

Mercedes-Benz to hike prices from Sep 1

New Delhi, Aug 18 : German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Monday said it will hike prices up to 2.5 percent on its models effective Sep 1, 2014.

Hindustan Motors first quarter net loss at Rs.15.68 crore

Mumbai, Aug 14 : Automobile manufacturer Hindustan Motors Thursday reported a net loss of Rs.15.68 crore for the first quarter of the current fiscal.

Tata Motors launches 'Zest' to revive sagging fortunes

Mumbai /Chandigarh/ Noida, Aug 13 : In a bid to regain market shares and plug losses in its domestic business, Tata Motors began selling its new passenger car 'Zest' since yesterday, its first offering in four years.

Maruti's K-series engine crosses 25 lakh production mark

New Delhi, Aug 13 : Passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Wednesday said its gasoline powered K-series engine crossed 25 lakh (2.5 million) production milestone early this month.

Hyundai hopes Elite i20 to drive up volumes, market share

Chennai, Aug 12 : Car manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) is hoping to further beef up its market share with its new premium hatchback Elite i20 and will come out with a sports utility vehicle (SUV) at the appropriate time, a senior company official said Tuesday.

Car speed data may reveal driving destination

Washington, Aug 12 : Researchers have found that GPS technology is not necessary to show where a driver travelled -- a starting point and the driver's speed data are enough.

Tata Motors posts 38 percent consolidated revenue growth

Mumbai, Aug 11 : Indian automobile major Tata Motors Ltd Monday said it closed the first quarter of the current fiscal with 38.2 percent increase in its consolidated revenues while its net profit fell.

Passenger vehicle sales to grow by 5-10 percent: SIAM

New Delhi, Aug 8 : Industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Friday said that it expects domestic car sales to register 5-10 percent growth this fiscal, on the back of healthy sales in July.

Correct use of seat belts can save majority of kids' lives

Washington, Aug 7 : A new study has revealed that the correct use of safety equipment will help save a significant number of children's lives.

Audi launches A3 compact luxury sedan

New Delhi, Aug 7 : German luxury car manufacturer Audi Thursday launched first compact luxury sedan A3 with a price tage of Rs.22.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Finger-swipe car display for safe driving

New York, Aug 6 : What if you do not need to move your eyes as you drive yet get all the information about where you are headed or even take a call just by gestures?

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars confirms development of new model

New Delhi, Aug.5 : The manufacturer of the world's pinnacle super luxury automobiles, today confirmed the development program for a new Rolls-Royce. The new car will reach the market by mid-2016.

Hero MotoCorp's net profit rises 2.58 percent

New Delhi, Aug 5 : Two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Tuesday announced an increase of 2.58 percent in its profit after tax for the first quarter of the current fiscal.

New Rolls-Royce model to reach market by 2016

New Delhi, Aug 5 : Ultra-luxury automobile manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Tuesday said it is developing a new Rolls-Royce model that will reach the market by mid-2016.

Bajaj Auto's July sales up 13 percent

Mumbai, August 4 : Two- and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Monday reported a an increase of 13 percent in its sales for July due a sharp increase in exports.

Auto industry still struggles with fuel and interest costs

New Delhi, Aug 2 : Despite relief from the central government by way of reduced excise duty, high fuel prices and interest costs dampened customer sentiments for the Indian automobile players, who closed last month with dismal sales figure.

TVS Motor logs 32 percent sales growth in July

Chennai, Aug 2 : Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company closed last month with a 32 percent sales growth, the company said Saturday.

Ford India total sales up 24 percent in July

Chennai, Aug 1 : Ford India, the Indian subsidiary of US auto major Ford Motor Company, closed last month with 24 percent increase in total sales, the company said Friday.

Tata Motors sales down 23 percent in July

Mumbai, Aug 1 : Automobile major Tata Motors Friday reported a decline of 23 percent in vehicles sold in July at 39,623 units as compared to 51,549 units sold in July 2013

Mahindra's July sales down 4 percent

New Delhi, Aug 1 : Automobile manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra Friday reported a four percent decrease in monthly sales for last month at 35,567 units from 37,096 units during July 2013.

Hero MotoCorp's July sales up nine percent

New Delhi, Aug 1 : Two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Friday reported a nine percent growth in sales last month at 529,862 units from 487,545 units from the like period last year.

GM India sales decline by 27.32 percent

New Delhi, Aug 1 : General Motors India Friday reported a 27.32 percent decline in sales for the last month which stood at 4,726 units from 6,503 units sold in the corresponding period last year.

Toyota's July sales down 4.30 percent

New Delhi, Aug 1 : Indo-Japanese automobile company Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Friday reported a 4.30 percent decline in sales for last month which stood at 13,847 units from 14,470 units sold in July 2013.

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