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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.

Hyundai Motor's June sales down 1.4 percent

Chennai, Aug 1 : Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Friday reported a fall of 1.4 percent in its sales for July at 48,010 units from 48,704 units in the corresponding month of last year.

Maruti Suzuki sales up 21.7 percent in July

New Delhi, Aug 1 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Friday reported a healthy sales growth of 21.7 percent in total sales, including exports, for July at 101,380 units.

Suzuki head meets PM

New Delhi, July 31 : Automobile manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation's chairman and chief executive Osamu Suzuki called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday.

Maruti Suzuki net profit up 20.7 percent

New Delhi, July 31 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Thursday reported a 20.7 percent rise in net profit for the first quarter of the current fiscal to Rs.762.3 crore from Rs.631.60 crore over the corresponding quarter of previous financial year.

BMW, Aston Martin to recall defective vehicles

Beijing, July 26 : BMW and Aston Martin Lagonda will recall autos in China over airbag and gearbox problems respectively, China's quality watchdog has said.

Needed: More safety features in cars

By Rohit Vaid, New Delhi, July 24 : Preventing cars from turning into coffins need enhances safety features like alarms or IT based devices that warn about lethal levels of toxic gases like carbon monoxide (CO) and sparking in the engines that could reduce the vehicle into ash within minutes, auto industry experts said.

BMW rolls out ActiveHybrid 7 sedan

New Delhi, July 23 : Luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Wednesday launched ActiveHybrid 7 sedan priced at Rs.1.35 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

Honda launches multi-utility vehicle Mobilio

New Delhi, July 23 : Honda Cars India Wednesday launched a newly developed seven-seater multi-utility vehicle (MPV), Mobilio, priced between Rs.6.49 lakh and Rs.9.76 lakh (ex-Showroom Delhi).

Mercedes launches AMG version of CLA 45 sedan

New Delhi, July 22 : Mercedes-Benz Tuesday launched the AMG version of its sedan CLA 45 powered by the four-cylinder series production engine.

Smartphones to drive future cars

New York, July 21 : Hold on to that steering. Cars of the future are set to get rid of traditional controls like buttons and switches and have a touchscreen smartphone for your driving comfort and overall safety.

Salary doesn't decide car usage

New York, July 19 : Not just income, but taxes that keep fuel costs high and good roads with ample parking space determine the amount of personal car use for people in developing nations including India, a new study shows.

25 vehicles for Monsoon Challenge

Bangalore, July 17 : The fourth edition of the Mahindra Adventure Monsoon Challenge TSD Rally has attracted 25 vehicles with a two-member crew each which will cover about 700 km in two days this weekend.

Honda to replace faulty parts in Accord and CR-V

New Delhi, July 16 : Automobile manufacturer Honda Cars India Wednesday said it will carry out preventive replacement of passenger side air bag inflator in luxury sedan Accord and sports utility vehicle (CR-V).

Eicher rolls out light, medium duty trucks

Bangalore, July 15 : Volvo-Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV) Tuesday rolled out light and medium trucks here with higher power and durability to meet the needs of the emerging mid-premium market segment.

Renault rejigs operations to focus on India

Chennai, July 11 : Looking at the long term prospects and to spur sales in the short term, French automobile maker Renault group has decided to focus on the Middle East, India and Gulf markets, the group said.

Rolls-Royce announces record half-year sales

New Delhi, July 9 : Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today announced that the company has enjoyed a record half-year in 2014, with sales increasing by 33 per cent worldwide compared with the same period in 2013.

Mercedes-Benz reveals self-driven 'Future truck'

Washington, July 7 : Mercedes-Benz has reportedly unveiled a demonstration video of an 'auto-driven' truck named Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, showing the vehicle driving on its own at high speeds on Germany's autobahn.

Indian market, Iran situation bring down Renault sales

Chennai, July 7 : French automobile maker Renault's vehicle sales in the Asia-Pacific region went down 12 percent during the first half of 2014 due to the drop in the Indian market and the situation in Iran, the Renault group said Monday.

Mercedes to launch automated-trucks that don't need drivers

Washington, July 05: German vehicle maker Mercedes is coming up with an automated series of truck, which they will call Future Truck 2025.

Tata Motors launches new engine

Gurgaon, July 4 : Tata Motors Friday launched a nation-wide campaign here to showcase its new Revotron engine as a prelude to the launch of its new Zest and Bolt cars.

Force Motors is the Title Sponsor of "The Rainforest Challenge India"

New Delhi, July 2 : Pune-based Force Motors Ltd. today announced that the company will be the Title Sponsor of Rainforest Challenge in India, titled "Force Gurkha RFC India 2014".

Hero MotoCorp's June sales up 8 percent

New Delhi, July 2 : Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp Wednesday reported a growth of eight percent in sales for June at 541,594 units from 502,279 units sold in the corresponding period of 2013.

Indian auto makers report positive sales in June

New Delhi, July 1 : Automobile manufacturers reported some positive sales numbers for the month of June.

Nissan Motor logs 48 percent sales growth

Chennai, July 1 : The Indian subsidiary of Japanese automobile firm Nissan Motor Company last month recorded a 48 percent growth in sales over the like period of last year, the company said Tuesday.

Hyundai Motor's June sales down 7.6 percent

Chennai, July 1 : Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Tuesday reported a fall of 7.6 percent in its sales for June at 50,518 units from 54,665 units in the corresponding month of last year.

GM recalls 8.4 mn more vehicles

Detroit (US), July 1 : General Motors (GM) announced Monday that it would recall 8.4 million more vehicles mainly because of potential ignition key problems, which will bring the total number of vehicles recalled by the automaker this year to 25.7 million.

BMW India rolls out BMW X5

Chennai, June 26 : The BMW India Pvt. Ltd., the Indian subsidiary of German auto major BMW, Thursday said its plant here has started rolling out the new BMW X5 and initial deliveries will start by this month end.

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