JLR says response to Land Rover Defender ‘sensational’

Tata Motors and JLR’s bet on reviving the original spirit of Land Rover with the Defender brand seems to be paying off, with the first model already notching up enough orders to keep the production lines busy for the rest of the year. Adrian Mardell, Chief Financial Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, called the launch […]

No cash? Get a car on ‘subscription’ from Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest carmaker, has started a car subscription service in India in association with ORIX, a Japan-based car rental service provider. Car subscriptions are like car leasing, but with more flexibility that comes at typically higher costs. Unlike car leasing, car subscriptions typically do not come with conditions such as travelling limits. […]

COVID-19: Maruti Suzuki sees more inquiries for cheaper cars

With the Coronavirus lockdown putting people’s livelihoods in danger, India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki said initial trends indicated more customer inquiries smaller cars. The company’s showrooms had shut on March 23 and re-opened only earlier this month. “Initial inquiry trends that we have seen so far, since the showrooms have opened, suggest that trend,” said […]

Maruti Suzuki releases ‘first sketch’ of Innova-rival XL6, launch soon

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, released the ‘first sketch’ of XL6 — its ‘premium three-row vehicle’ that is likely to take on the likes of XUV500 and Toyota Innova. The XL6 is based on the Ertiga platform, but offers upgraded features and is more ‘sporty’ with greater ground clearance than the Ertiga. The Ertiga itself […]

Maruti Suzuki starts Toyota Glanza production; auto sales poor in April

Maruti Suzuki reported for April one of the worst set of auto sales numbers in recent quarters, with total sales falling by a whopping 17.2%. All passenger vehicle categories, except the Utility Vehicle segment that includes Ertiga, showed declines. Utility vehicles reported a year-on-year increase of 5.9% to 22,035 units. The segment also includes the […]

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz beats Honda City, Hyundai Verna in FY19 sales

Maruti Suzuki India has claimed top position for its premium sedan Ciaz for the year ended March, indicating that it beat long-time incumbent Honda City and new challenger Hyundai Verna. India’s largest carmaker claimed a market share of 30% for Ciaz in the “premium sedan” segment. The premium sedan segment excludes the likes of Honda […]