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 […]

BS-VI to hurt sales of diesel cars, boost electric vehicles – M&M

The introduction of BS-VI fuel standard a year from now is expected to make small diesel engines too expensive to be of practical use and push the market for smaller vehicles towards petrol, CNG and electric vehicles, automaker Mahindra & Mahindra said. Managing Director Pawan Goenka said the share of diesel engines in cars has […]

Tata Motors passenger auto sales down 11% in Jan as finance woes bite

As muted consumer sentiments continued in January 2019, Tata Motors Commercial and Passenger Vehicles Business sales in the domestic market witnessed a drop of 8% at 54,915 units as against 59,441 units sold over last year. The cumulative sales for the domestic market (April 2018 -January 2019) grew by 21% with 552,887 units as compared […]

Eight years later, Maruti Suzuki Eeco cross 5 lakh sales

Maruti Suzuki Eeco, India’s largest selling affordable utility vehicle, has crossed the 5 lakh sales milestone, nearly eight years after it was introduced. The ‘van’ was brought in as a bigger, safer and stronger alternative to the relatively successful Omni. However, Eeco failed to match up to the success of the Omni, partly because the […]

SWIFT HYBRID LAUNCH: Govt says no GST cut for bigger competitors

The Finance Ministry today said there would be no cut in the GST levied on bigger hybrid vehicles sold in India. At present, medium and large sized hybrid cars are taxed at a rate of 43%, including a ‘compensation cess’ of 15% — only marginally lower than the 45% tax charged for regular cars. However, […]

Tata Motors to increase car, SUV prices by up to 25,000 from next month

Tata Motors today announced that the Company would be increasing prices of its entire passenger vehicles range by up to Rs 25,000, starting January 2018. The company attributed the increase in price is to “rising input costs.” “The changing market conditions, rising input costs and various external economic factors have compelled us to consider the […]