India Automobile News


Nissan GT-R launched in India
Mumbai, Dec 3 : Nissan Motor India on Saturday launched its flagship sports car, the 2017 Nissan GT-R, for the first time in India priced at Rs 1.99 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Read Full Story

M&M to take over two-wheeler business of Mahindra Two Wheelers
Chennai, Dec 3 : The board of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M and amp;M) on Saturday decided to take over the two-wheeler business of Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd - a step-down subsidiary. Read Full Story

CNG Kits for Scooters Launched In Pune
Mumbai, Dec 2: Seeing the rising level of pollution, Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) has propelled Compressed Natural gas (CNG) units for scooters in Pune. Read Full Story

Bajaj Auto's November sales decline by 13 per cent
Mumbai, Dec 2 : Two- and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto on Friday reported a decline of 13 per cent in its total sales including exports for November. Read Full Story

Bajaj Auto's November sales decline by 13 per cent
Mumbai, Dec 2 : Two- and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto on Friday reported a decline of 13 per cent in its total sales including exports for November. Read Full Story

Demonetisation negatively impacts auto sector's November sales (Roundup)
New Delhi/Chennai/Mumbai, Dec 1 : TheIndian automobile sector is reeling under a slowdown induced by the government's demonetisation move, as many manufacturers reported lower sales figures for November. Read Full Story

Demonetisation impact: Honda Motorcycle sales down in November
Chennai, Dec 1 : Japanese two wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd on Thursday said it closed last month selling 325,448 units, compared to 326,466 units sold in November 2015. Read Full Story

Ashok Leyland logs sales growth in November
Chennai, Dec 1 : Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd on Thursday said it closed last month selling 9,574 units, up from 8,971 units sold in November 2015. Read Full Story

Volkswagen sales increase in November
Chennai, Dec 1 : Volkswagen Passenger Cars India on Thursday said it closed last month selling 4,014 units, as compared to 1,942 units sold in in the same month last year. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki's November sales up 12%
New Delhi, Dec 1 : Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday reported a 12.2 per cent increase in sales for November. Read Full Story

Yamaha holds memorial ceremony for production of one millionth motorcycle
Iwata [Japan], Dec.1 (ANI): Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that local group company Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. (YMPH) has produced its one-millionth motorcycle today since the company's establishment. Read Full Story

Hero introduces Lectro: electric pedal assisted cycle range
Mumbai, Nov 30: Hero Cycles has presented another brand of bicycles in India. Named Lectro, this new brand will incorporate a scope of electric pedal assisted cycles (EPAC). Read Full Story

Talk: All-new Hyundai Santro under works; dispatch in 2018
Mumbai, Nov 26: Not long ago, we had reported that Hyundai wants to present an all-new hatchback that is relied upon to convey the Santro moniker. Read Full Story

New technology to make construction vehicles greener
London, Nov 26 (IANS A technology that may make future construction vehicles -- which waste a lot of fuel by remaining on full power while idle -- more fuel efficient with electrical systems is being developed, new research suggests. Read Full Story

Maruti Wagon R MPV soon to be launched in India
Mumbai, Nov 25: Wagon R has been a standout amongst the best car from the place of Maruti in light of tall kid plan. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki launches limited edition 'Wagon R Felicity'
New Delhi, Nov 25 : Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Friday launched the limited edition 'Wagon R Felicity' priced between Rs 4.40 lakh and Rs 5.37 lakh. Read Full Story

Sit tight gets longer for the new Toyota Fortuner
Mumbai, Nov 24: The second-era Toyota Fortuner diesel propelled as of late is valued beginning at Rs 27.52 lakh, making it around Rs 2.3 lakh costlier than its forerunner. Read Full Story

Demonetisation: New vehicles to have digital tag for paying toll
New Delhi, Nov 23 : In the wake of its decision to demonetise high-value currency notes, the government has asked automobile manufacturers to provide a digital identity tag in all new vehicles to enable electronic payment at all highway toll plazas. Read Full Story

Polaris India dispatches all-new 'Indian Springfield' cruiser bike
Mumbai, Nov 22: Polaris India on Thursday propelled all-new 'Indian Springfield' cruiser bike, evaluated at Rs.31.07 lakhs. Read Full Story

New Bajaj 400cc bike generation starts
Mumbai, Nov 21: Bajaj Auto has begun delivering its all-new 400cc power cruiser bike which is probably going to be in showrooms in December. Read Full Story

Hyundai rolls out 7 millionth car out of Chennai plant
Chennai, Nov 21 : Car-maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Monday said it rolled out its seven millionth car out of its plant near here. Read Full Story

The New Mahindra MPV set to be launched
Mumbai, Nov 20: Mahindra has started testing its new MPV. There were reports in the June 2016 issue of Autocar India about a new MPV which would replace the Xylo. Read Full Story

Researchers come up with new theory for safe driving
Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 19 : Driver inattention is a major factor in traffic crash, but a new theory will help drivers to avoid accidents, say researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute. Read Full Story

Automobile industry aims to create 6.5 crore jobs by 2026
New Delhi, Nov 16 : The Indian automobile sector aims to contribute over 12 per cent to the gross domestic product of the country, and create nearly 6.5 crore additional jobs by 2026 over the next decade, said Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maruti Suzuki India, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

This new car security device also acts as a women SOS app
New Delhi [India], Nov 16 : Women safety is a pain point for all Indians, with crime against women on the rise. As such we have seen a lot of emphasis given to SOS mobile apps, panic buttons and safety features that alarm your family if one is in trouble. Read Full Story

Two-wheelers sales to be affected by demonetisation: ICRA
Kolkata, Nov 15 : The November 9 demonetisation is likely to dent domestic two-wheeler sales in the near term, rating agency ICRA said on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Porsche India launches new SUV Macan
Mumbai, Nov 15 : Porsche India on Tuesday launched its new sports utility vehicle (SUV) Porsche Macan, with a basic retail price of Rs 76,84,000 (ex-showroom Maharashtra). Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki to set up industrial training institute
New Delhi, Nov 15 : Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday said it will set up an industrial training institute in Mehsana, Gujarat, in collaboration with the government of Japan. Read Full Story

Battery cars better than fuel cells to cut emissions
New York, Nov 15 : Electric vehicles that run on batteries are a better choice for reducing emissions than vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells, claims a study. Read Full Story

Tata Motors' consolidated Q2 net profit at Rs 848 crore
Mumbai, Nov 14 : Indian automobile giant Tata Motors on Monday reported a net profit (post profit/loss in respect of joint ventures and associate companies) at Rs 848 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. Read Full Story

Hyundai launches global SUV 'The All New Tucson'
New Delhi [India], Nov 14 : Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country's leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today launched its Global SUV 'The All New Tucson - Born Dynamic' in India consolidating its SUV line-up for the aspirational Indian customers. Read Full Story

Jeep Compass to be priced around Rs. 25 Lakh Mark
Mumbai, Nov 14: American carmaker Jeep has unveiled the Jeep Compass for an India launch. The new Compass will be the 2017 model that will replace the current model as well as the Patriot. Jeep will position the SUV above the Renegade and below the Cherokee. Read Full Story

Anand Mahindra appointed Mahindra and Mahindra Executive Chairman
Mumbai, Nov 11 : Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M and M) on Friday said it has appointed Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra as Executive Chairman of the company. Read Full Story

2016 Toyota Fortuner: Price and Features
Mumbai, Nov 11: Leading automaker Toyota has launched the second gen 2016 Fortuner in Indian market with both petrol and diesel versions. The petrol variant has a price range starting at Rs. 25.92 lakh and goes on to Rs. 27.61 lakh. The diesel variant has a Read Full Story

Passenger car sales inch up in October
New Delhi, Nov 10 : Sales of passenger cars rose 0.45 per cent in October to 195,036 units from 194,158 units in the corresponding month last year, industry data showed on Thursday. Read Full Story

Centre mulls making airbags mandatory in all vehicles
New Delhi [India], Nov. 10 : The Centre is planning to make it mandatory for auto companies to provide rear view sensors or backup cameras, speed warning systems, airbags and child pedestrian system in all new vehicles from October 2017. Read Full Story

Ashok Leyland to increase revenue for spares, exports and defence
Chennai, Nov 8 : Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland Ltd is deploying specific teams to shore up its revenues from exports, spares sales and defence supplies so that the company's revenue is steady rather than a cyclical one, said a senior official. Read Full Story

Renault Kwid AMT Teased While Bookings Open
Mumbai, Nov 6: The launch of the Renault Kwid AMT has long been anticipated by buyers who took a liking to the Renault Kwid. So, the launch of the automatic version is also set to happen later in the current month, while its dealerships have begun accepting bookings. Read Full Story

Toyota Recalls Etios Globally for Risky Takata Airbags
Mumbai, Nov 6: Internationally, Toyota has issued a recall for the Etios range in order to fix faulty Takata airbag inflators. Read Full Story

Nano a loss-making product, says Tata Motors
Mumbai, Nov 4 : Echoing Tata Sons' ousted Chairman Cyrus P. Mistry, Tata Motors on Friday said its Nano small car has been "a loss-making product" in the highly price-sensitive market, coupled with low volumes. Read Full Story

MINI Cooper S Carbon Edition Launched; Amazon Opens Bookings
Mumbai, Nov 4: The MINI Cooper S Carbon Edition has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 39.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Launched on the Amazon e-commerce portal, bookings can also be done on the same platform. Read Full Story

Honda Accord Hybrid Launched in India at Rs. 37 Lakh
Mumbai, Nov 4: Japanese carmaker Honda has launched the 2016 Honda Accord Hybrid at a price of Rs. 37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read Full Story

Honda breaks record with ten lakh unit sales this festive season
New Delhi [India],Nov. 3: Two wheeler maker Honda has announced setting up of new records by breaching 10 lakh retail sales for the first time in 2016 festive season. Read Full Story

Bajaj Auto logs one per cent volume growth in October
Chennai, Nov 2 : Two- and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto Ltd on Wednesday said it logged one per cent sales volume growth last month. Read Full Story

India Yamaha Motor logs 22 per cent sales growth
Chennai, Nov 2 : Two-wheeler maker India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd on Wednesday said it logged 22 per cent volume growth in October in the domestic market that includes Nepal. Read Full Story

Tata Motors to Purchase Stakes in Uber and Ola
Mumbai, Nov 1: Tata Motors has been contemplating the purchase of stake in Uber and Ola, as fleet car usage covers a larger market along with the passenger car market. Read Full Story

Automobile sales continue on their growth path
Chennai, Nov 1 : Domestic sales of automobiles were on the growth path last month (October) with most of the major players in different segments logging growth over corresponding month of the previous year and experts confident the trend is expected to continue. Read Full Story

Tata Motors logs 21% sales growth
Chennai, Nov 1 : Indian automobile major Tata Motors Ltd on Tuesday said that it sold 52,813 units last month, logging a volume growth of 21 per cent. Read Full Story

Rolls-Royce says it doesn't tolerate corruption
New Delhi, Nov 1 : Rolls-Royce on Tuesday said it has "zero tolerance to bribery and corruption" following allegations that it paid around 10 million pounds to an Indian middleman. Read Full Story

Hyundai Motor India ups sales in October
Chennai, Nov 1 : India's second largest car maker Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Tuesday said it sold 64,372 units in October. Read Full Story

Volkswagen posts higher sales in October
Chennai, Nov 1 : Volkswagen Passenger Cars India on Tuesday said it sold 5,534 units last month. Read Full Story

Ashok Leyland sold 12,533 units in October
Chennai, Nov 1 : Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland on Tuesday said it closed last month's sales book with 28 per cent growth. Read Full Story

Eicher Motors logs 33 per cent volume growth
Chennai, Nov 1 : Two-wheeler maker Eicher Motors Ltd on Tuesday said its sales volume last month increased by 33 per cent. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki total sales down in October
Chennai, Nov 1 : Passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Tuesday said it closed last month selling 133,793 units, down from 134,209 units sold during October 2015. Read Full Story

Toyota develops app to start up car from smartphone
San Francisco, Nov 1 : Japanese car maker Toyota has developed an app called Smart Key Box that lets people use smartphones to access and start up a car. Read Full Story

Bajaj Auto's Q2 standalone net profit up 7%
Mumbai, Oct 28 : Two- and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto on Friday reported a rise of 6.68 per cent in its standalone net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2016-17. Read Full Story

Toyota recalls 819,598 vehicles over defective airbags
Beijing, Oct 28 : Toyota will recall 819,598 vehicles in China due to defective airbags installed in several vehicle models, the country's top quality watchdog said on Friday. Read Full Story

Volvo records third quarter profit
New Delhi[India], Oct. 27(ANI): Volvo Car Group, the premium car maker, has reported third quarter operating profit of SEK2,067m compared to SEK1,276m in the same period last year and a year-on-year increase in revenue to SEK41,1bn from SEK36.1bn previously. The operating margin raised from 3.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2015 to 5 per cent in 2016. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki's Q2 net profit up 60%
Mumbai, Oct 27 : Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday reported a rise of 60.2 per cent in its net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2016-17. Read Full Story

Chevrolet Trailblazer Prices Slashed by Rs. 3.04 Lakh
Chennai, Oct 26: Chevrolet has slashed the prices of the Trailblazer by Rs. 3.04 lakh. The SUV was originally priced Rs. 26.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Now, it gets priced at Rs. 23.95 lakh, after the price slash by the American carmaker. Read Full Story

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