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'Make buying helmets compulsory while buying vehicles'

Ghaziabad, Nov 27 : The petrol pump dealers' association here Thursday urged the Uttar Pradesh transport commissioner to make buying helmets compulsory at the time of buying vehicles.


BMW launches sport sedans M3 and M4

New Delhi, Nov 27 : German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Thursday launched all new high-end motor racing inspired performance vehicles BMW M3 and M4 Coupe priced at Rs.1.19 crore and Rs.1.21 crore respectively.


Vehicles older than 15 years not to ply in Delhi: NGT

New Delhi, Nov. 27 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has passed the order that all the petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 years would not be permitted to ply on the national capital's road.


Honda Cars to post third consecutive year of growth

Indore, Nov 26 : Automobile manufacturer Honda Cars India Wednesday said it has witnessed strong sales and will be posting the third consecutive year of growth.


Maruti's 'Wagon R' sales crosses 15 lakh units

New Delhi, Nov 25 : Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Tuesday said that sales of its Wagon R compact hatchback have crossed 15 lakh units.


Mercedes-Benz launches new C-Class at Rs.40.90 lakh

New Delhi, Nov 25 : German luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Tuesday launched the new generation version of its C-Class in India priced at Rs.40.90 lakh (ex-Showroom Delhi).


BMW launches petrol-powered M5 sedan at Rs.1.35 crore

New Delhi, Nov 24 : German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Monday launched the petrol-powered high-performance sedan M5 in India, priced at Rs.1.35 crore (ex-showroom)


British supersonic car to inspire Indian youth for scientific pursuits

Kolkata, Nov 21 : A prototype of a British-engineered supersonic car, powered by a rocket and jet engine to achieve the world land speed record of 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/hour), was showcased here Friday to inspire Indian students to pursue cutting-edge science and technology.


Toyota set to become world's first FCV seller

Tokyo, Nov 18 : Japanese auto major Toyota said Tuesday that its "Mirai" hydrogen-powered vehicle will hit the Japanese market Dec 15, making it the world's first seller of fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) for general consumers.


Toyota names its new fuel-cell vehicle

Tokyo, Nov 17 : Toyota Motor Corp. Monday announced name of its soon to be launched hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle "Mirai" meaning future in Japanese.


Ashok Leyland bags $79 mn worth export orders

Chennai, Nov 17 : Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd. Monday said it has bagged export orders totalling worth $79.2 million.


Now turn your car into Wi-Fi hotspot

London, November 16 : Adding a latest product to their kit, 4G Network EE recently launched its latest in-car WiFi entertainment hub called the Buzzard 2.


TVS Motor posts higher sales and profit

Chennai, Nov 14 : Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd. Friday said it closed the quarter ended September 2014 with 35 percent revenue growth.


Why we tend to forget 'where we parked our cars '

Washington, Nov 11 : In a new study, scientists have explained why we are not able to remember and locate where exactly had we parked our car in a parking lot.


Car sales down 2.2 percent, expected to miss early sales growth target

New Delhi, Nov 10 : Sale of domestic passenger cars fell by 2.22 percent in October, industry data showed Monday.


Global NCAP calls on Nissan to discontinue Datsun Go

New Delhi, Nov 6 : Global car safety verifying agency NCAP Thursday said that it has written to Nissan chairman and chief executive Carlos Ghosn, calling for an urgent withdrawal of the Datsun Go passenger car from India and related markets.


Maruti launches new variant of Alto with automatic transmission

New Delhi, Nov.3 : Maruti Suzuki on Monday unveiled a new version of its entry-level model Alto with automatic gear shift technology, a feature usually reserved for pricier cars in the market.


Hero MotoCorp to enter European markets by 2015-end

Milan, Nov 4 : Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp Tuesday said that its plans to enter the European markets by the end of 2015.


Maruti launches new Alto variant

New Delhi, Nov 3 : Passenger automobile major Maruti Suzuki Monday launched its next generation of the largest selling Alto K10 hatchback priced between Rs.3.06 lakh and Rs.3.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).


Bajaj Auto's October sales down marginally

New Delhi, Nov 3 : Two-and-three wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Monday reported a marginal decline of 0.18 percent in its monthly sales for October at 385,323 units - down from 386,017 units sold in the corresponding month of 2013.


Slow climb ahead for auto companies

Chennai, Nov 1 : Though the economic sentiment is positive it has not translated into hard sales numbers for India's automotive industry due to factors like high interest rates, industry officials said Saturday, referring to last month's sales numbers.


Nissan Motor India logs lower sales in Oct

Chennai, Nov 1 : The Indian subsidiary of Japanese automobile maker Nissan Motor Company saw a dip in sales by 774 units last month as compared to corresponding period of the previous year, the company said Saturday.


TVS Motor logs 22 percent sales growth

Chennai, Nov 1 : Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd Saturday said its October sales went up by 22 percent as compared to corresponding period of 2013.


Tata Motors logs negative growth

Chennai, Nov 1 : Indian automobile giant Tata Motors Ltd. Saturday said its total sales last month declined by 17 percent as compared to sales logged during October 2013.


Maruti Suzuki's total sales dip in Oct

New Delhi, Nov 1 : India's passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Saturday said it sold 103,973 units last month down from 105,087 units sold in Oct 2013.


General Motors India sales down 45 percent in October

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 1 : General Motors India sold 4,263 vehicles in October against 7,715 units sold in the corresponding period last year -- a drop of 44.74 percent, the company said Saturday.


Maruti Suzuki India Limited says car sales growth will be slow

New Delhi/Gurgaon, Oct. 31 : India's biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited said on Thursday the growth in car sales will be slow in the second half of the year, dampening expectations of a rapid recovery in the country's automotive market.


Hero Electric launches AVIOR e-cycles in India

New Delhi, Oct 29 : Hero Electric, a flagship company of the Hero Eco Group, Wednesday launched its latest product, AVIOR e-cycles.


Honda to replace air bag inflators of three models

New Delhi, Oct 27 : The Indian subsidiary of Japanese automobile group Honda Motors Monday said it is replacing driver side air bag inflator in its Brio, Amaze and CR-V models.


Nissan to recall 9,000 units of Micra, Sunny in India

New Delhi, Oct 25 : Japanese auto major Nissan will be recalling 9,000 units of compact car Micra and sedan Sunny models in India as part of a global recall.


Fiat launches CUV Avventura

New Delhi, Oct 21 : Automobile manufacturer Fiat Group Automobiles India Tuesday launched its 'contemporary urban vehicle' (CUV) Avventura priced between Rs.5.99 lakh to Rs.8.17 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).


Isuzu enters Uttar Pradesh, launches SUV, pickup range

New Delhi, Oct 17 : With an aim to strengthen its presence in India's third largest consumer base, commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Motors India Friday inaugurated its first dealership in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.


India a priority market: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter

New Delhi, Oct 16 : Two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Thursday said India is the priority market for the company where it aims to garner nearly 25 percent of its global sales this fiscal.


Ashok Leyland to make electric, hybrid buses in India

Chennai, Oct 15 : Commercial vehicle-maker Ashok Leyland Ltd is planning to roll out electric and hybrid buses in India from next year, said a top company official here Wednesday.


Bajaj Auto's Q2 net profit falls 29 percent

Mumbai, Oct 14 : Two and three wheeler major Bajaj Auto Tuesday reported an decrease of 29.4 percent in its net profit for the second quarter of the current fiscal at Rs.590.90 crore against Rs.837.16 crore in the like period of previous year.


Hero appoints auto technology expert to spur R&D

New Delhi, Oct 13 : Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp Monday appointed internationally-acclaimed automotive technology expert Markus Braunsperger as its chief technology officer (CTO).


Printing your own 3-D car in two days becomes reality

New York, Oct 9 : Phoenix-based Local Motors has come up with the world's first 3-D printed car 'Strati' that can be built up in approximately 44 hours according to the people's specifications.


'More motor insurance claimants avail cashless facility'

Chennai, Oct 9 : As many as 90 percent of the claimants under motor insurance policyholders avail cashless claims settlement facility whereas it is is around 70 percent in the case of claimants under health insurance policy, said a top official of the Insurance sector.


Carzonrent to offer Tata Nano self-drive option

New Delhi, Oct 8 : Personal ground transportation solutions company Carzonrent and automobile manufacturer Tata Motors Wednesday launched a self-drive service with Nano.


Yamaha to start operations at Chennai plant in November

Chennai, Oct 8 : Japanese automobile group Yamaha would start operations at its plant near here next month with commercial production expected to start early 2015, said a senior official Wednesday.


Hero launches two 100 cc bikes

New Delhi, Oct 8 : Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp Wednesday launched two 100 cc-class motorcycles in India priced between Rs.48,650 and Rs.51,550 (ex-showroom Delhi).


Mahindra to acquire Peugeot Citroen's scooter business

Mumbai, Oct 7 : Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra's two-wheeler subsidiary Tuesday said that it has made a binding offer to acquire a majority stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen's scooter business.


Mahindra two-wheelers bids for Peugeot Citroen's scooters

Mumbai, Oct 7 : Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra's two-wheeler subsidiary Tuesday said that it has made a binding offer to acquire a majority stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen's scooter business.


Maruti Suzuki launches sedan Ciaz starting Rs.699,000

Gurgaon, Oct 6 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Monday launched its mid-sized sedan Ciaz with introductory ex-showroom Delhi price starting at Rs.699,000.


Festive season expected to ring in cheer for auto sector

By Rohit Vaid, Mumbai, Oct 5 : After two years of dampened sales during the festive season, India's automobile sector is hoping for the best this time around as there are positive sentiments on the economy and consumer interest grows.


Mercedes' Jan-September sales up 16 percent

Pune, Oct 2 : German luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Thursday reported an increase of 16 percent in its sales between January and September.


Honda Motorcycle sales crosses 4 lakh units in Sep

Chennai, Oct 1 : Two-wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India sales zoomed 33 percent last month as compared to the corresponding period of Sep 2013, the company said.


Ready to vroom? Bike Festival of India lures bikers

Noida, Oct 1 : A weekend treat awaits biking enthusiasts and adventure junkies courtesy the Bike Festival of India, a two-day extravaganza bringing together biking, adventure, sports and music at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.


TVS Motor's sales up

Chennai, Oct 1 : Two-wheeler and three-wheeler-maker TVS Motor Company closed last month with 27 percent sales growth, the company said.


Nissan Motor India logs 64 percent sales growth

Chennai, Oct 1 : Japanese automobile major Nissan Motor India logged 64 percent sales growth last month as compared to the corresponding period last year, the company said.


Ford India's sales dip in September

Chennai, Oct 1 : Passenger car manufacturer Ford India experienced a dip in its September sales as compared to the corresponding period of 2013, the company said Wednesday.


Maruti Suzuki's September sales up

New Delhi, Oct 1 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Wednesday reported a healthy sales growth of 4.6 percent in total sales, including exports, for September at 109,742 units.


Hero MotoCorp's August sales up 30 percent

New Delhi, Sep 30 : Two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Tuesday reported sales growth of 30 percent in September by dispatching 600,000 units.


Maruti Suzuki recalls 69,555 vehicles

New Delhi, Sep 30 : In one of the largest automobile repair and inspection exercises, passenger car major Maruti Suzuki Tuesday said that it has recalled 69,555 diesel Dzire, Swift and Ritz models, stating that it will proactively inspect and repair a wiring harness.


Tata Motors appoints new passenger vehicle head

Mumbai, Sep 29 : Automobile major Tata Motors Monday appointed Maruti Suzuki's former chief operating officer Mayank Pareek as president of its passenger vehicle business unit (PVBU).


Nissan appoints new India operations head

Chennai, Sep 29 : Automobile manufacturer Nissan Monday appointed Guillaume Sicard as president of its India operations, effective from Oct 1.


General Motors India commences vehicle exports

New Delhi, Sep 29 : Automobile manufacturer General Motors Monday commenced its maiden vehicle exports from India to Chile.


Compacts driving sales, revving up Indian car market

By Rahul Vaishnavi, New Delhi, Sep 28 : In a country where cars are seen as an extension of one's social status, shrinking parking spaces and congested roads are compelling Indian buyers to shift focus to the smaller compact segment that still offers luxury and maximum bang for the buck, experts maintain.


India can become largest car manufacturer: Maruti Suzuki

New Delhi, Sep 25 : Automobile major Maruti Suzuki Thursday said the country has the potential of becoming the largest car manufacturer in the world.


Skoda launches new version of Rapid

New Delhi, Sep 25 : Automobile manufacturer Skoda Auto India Thursday launched new version of its sedan Rapid in petrol and diesel engine options.


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