Skoda brings Octavia’s hi-power RS version to India with 250 kmph speed

Czech automaker Skoda has dispelled the uncertainties around the introduction of its performance sedan range, the Octavia RS series, by bringing the RS 230 to India. The model is the most powerful car launched by the company in India and comes with a 2-litre TSI turbocharged, four-cylinder petrol engine with 230 bhp of power and […]

Hexa helps Tata Motors post 26% India sales growth in August

Tata Motors passenger and commercial vehicles total sales including exports rose 14% in August, while domestic sales rose 26%. The company sold 48,988 vehicles in the month, out of which 45,906 were sold in India. It said it found “growing demand across segments and increased positive customer sentiments” in its home market. Domestic – Passenger […]

Maruti Suzuki to rebrand its car showroom network in India

After introducing a separate showroom network for its higher-end cars by the name of NEXA, India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki said it will not overhaul, transform and rebrand its remaining car showrooms in the country. The Company targets to set up over 80 showrooms under the ARENA brand by March 2018. Progressively, existing showrooms across […]

Tata Power to set up electric vehicle charging stations in Mumbai

Tata Power announced its plan to set up electric vehicle charging stations across Mumbai, and has set up the first one at its compound in Vikhroli. “These chargers would facilitate electric car users to charge their cars (Battery Electric Vehicles such as the Mahindra e2O, Nissan Leaf, etc) at any time safely and conveniently. The […]

Auto-gearshift proves popular; Maruti Suzuki adds it to top-end IGNIS

Maruti Suzuki said it has added the auto-gearshift option to the highest variant of its ‘millenial-focused’ IGNIS small car. AGS is already available on the cheaper variants, Delta and Zeta, and cars enabled with the technology account for 27% of IGNIS Sales, the company said. The AGS version of the Alpha trim will be available […]

Maruti Suzuki introduces hi-tech workshops under NEXA brand

Maruti Suzuki today announced the launch of premium workshops and service centers under its ‘NEXA’ brand. The first NEXA Service workshop has been launched at Gurugram. NEXA Service will be expanded in phases, and Maruti Suzuki expects that nearly 300 NEXA Service workshops will be in operation by 2020, the company said. Received by a […]

Mahindra launches fuel-efficient van under Jeeto brand to take on Maruti Suzuki Omni

Automaker Mahindra & Mahindra launched a new minivan based on its Jeeto platform, priced at Rs 3.45 lakh before taxes. At the price, the van is likely to appeal to semi-commercial users, such as schools, institutions and shops. The company already has a similar offering on its Maxximo platform, priced at Rs 3.05 lakh. The […]

Vitara Brezza lifts Maruti Suzuki’s fortunes in FY17

Maruti Suzuki said its revenue increased 20.3% in the three months from January to March this year compared to the same quarter last year, while net profit jumped 16%. “Growth in volumes, increase in share of the Company’s higher segment models, benefits due to full capacity utilization and cost reduction efforts contributed to increase in […]

Despite discounts, Rs 5,000 cr worth of BS-III vehicles unsold

Vehicle worth Rs 5,000 cr with BS-III certification could not be sold by the deadline of March 31, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers said today. In addition, it said, the industry sustained a loss of about Rs 1,000-1,500 cr due to the deadline, it said, adding that the total loss was about 6,000-6,500 cr. […]

ISRO offers space tech to electric vehicle makers in India

Indian Space Research Organization could soon help Indian e-bikes overcome their biggest drawbacks — low mileage per charge and limited speed. Costing between Rs 35,000-50,000, most of these bikes have a top speed of 25 km per hour and a range of 30 to 50 km per charge. That could change soon, thanks to the […]

Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza sells 1.1 lakh units in first year

Vitara Brezza, the sports utility vehicle from Maruti Suzuki, has sold over 1.1 lakh units in its first year, the carmaker said in an update marking one year of the car’s launch. In total, around 36 lakh four-wheeled passenger vehicles are expected to be sold in India the current financial year, giving the model a […]

SKODA launches app with spare part prices, service charges for its cars

ŠKODA Auto India, a Volkwagen Group company said it has launched a mobile application for its customers. The App, named ‘MyŠKODA’, connects ŠKODA Owners with ŠKODA India’s digital ecosystem and provides access to the entire service history of their vehicle. It also lets the customers to know the cost of various parts and also estimate the cost […]

Maruti Suzuki exports cross 1.5 million cars

Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s leading passenger vehicle maker, said it has attained cumulative exports of 15 lakh (1.5 Million) from its vehicle exports to over 100 countries including Europe, Latin America and Africa. Early this year the Company’s premium hatchback Baleno manufactured exclusively in India became the first car to be exported from India […]