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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.

HC relief to Mercedes-Benz from CCI order

New Delhi, Sep 24 : The Delhi High Court Wednesday granted three weeks' protection to Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. from the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) order imposing a penalty of Rs.23.08 crore on the luxury car maker for allegedly violating trade norms in spare parts and after-services market.

Renault launches new variant of SUV Duster

New Delhi, Sep 24 : Automobile manufacturer Renault India Wednesday launched the all wheel drive (AWD) variant of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) Duster priced between Rs.11.89 lakh and Rs.12.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Volkswagen launches new variant of Vento

Mumbai, Sep 24 : Automobile manufacturer Volkswagen Wednesday launched the new variant of sedan Vento priced between Rs.7.44 lakh and Rs.10.49 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).

Hero Cycles unveil team for MTB Himalaya

New Delhi, Sep 24 : Hero Cycles Wednesday unveiled their cycling team here which will take part in the 10th edition of the MTB Himalaya.

Mahindra to launch maiden scooter model 'Gusto'

New Delhi, Sep 23 : Mahindra Two Wheelers Tuesday said that it will launch its maiden scooter model 'Gusto' on Sep 29.

Yamaha launches women helmet range

New Delhi, Sep 22 : Days after Delhi government made helmets mandatory for women pillion drivers, two-wheeler manufacturer Yamaha Motor India Monday launched its helmets range for women and children starting from Rs.990.

Lamborghini launches super sports car Huracan in India

Mumbai, Sep 22 : Super sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini Monday launched its brand new offering in the Indian market-- Huracan, priced at Rs.3.43 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

New wireless system to reduce traffic congestion

New York, Sep 19 : Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new wireless system called RoadRunner that uses GPS like turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested roadways.

Maruti appoints new marketing head

New Delhi, Sep 18 : Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Thursday announced a major management shift after its senior executive for marketing and sales quit the company.

Made in India FUSO trucks launched in Indonesia

Chennai, Sep 18 : Commercial vehicle maker Daimler India Commerical Vehicles (DICV) and Japan's Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation Japan have launched two new models, both built in India, in Indonesia.

Switch out and recharge battery in electric cars!

New York, Sep 18 : Imagine being able to switch out and recharge the batteries in electric cars just like you do in a flashlight?

'Smart' cars run greater risk of being hacked

Sydney, Sep 18 : The cars of the future will be safer, smarter and offer hi-tech gadgets but simultaneously the risk of car hacking is also growing, warns a road safety expert.

Hero Motors signs MoU for Andhra plant

Hyderabad, Sep 16 : India's biggest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero Motors Limited Tuesday signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh government for setting up its manufacturing plant in Chittoor district.

Jaguar launches locally manufactured XJ

Mumbai, Sep 16 : Luxury sports car manufacturer Jaguar here Tuesday launched its locally manufactured Jaguar XJ 2.0L petrol-version priced at Rs.93.24 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai)

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.

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