AUGUST AUTO SALES: Maruti Suzuki, Escorts reports strong numbers

Maruti Suzuki and Escorts have reported strong auto sales numbers for August 2020. While Escorts report an all-time high for its monthly tractor sales, Maruti Suzuki reported a 21.3% year-on-year jump in passenger vehicle sales, possibly indicating a move by consumers away from public transport. The company sold 1.13 lakh passenger vehicles, up from 93,174 […]

Japan-based Kubota takes strategic stake in Escorts

Escorts Ltd, one of India’s oldest motor and equipment makers, said Japan-based Kubota Corporation, one of the top tractor makers in the world, will take a 10% stake in the Indian company for Rs 1,042 cr. The partnership, which will go beyond equity participation, will “integrate and deepen their relationship towards achieving their mutual ambition […]

Escorts launches tractors with cabin, electric concept in India

Escorts, which makes Farmtrac and Powertrac tractors in India, launched several new models today, including what it called India’s first Electric & Hydrostatic concept tractor as well as high-end models with cabins and tier 4 emission norms compliant CRDi engines. These will be exported to the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and ASEAN countries. […]