SEPTEMBER AUTO SALES: Car demand drives Maruti Suzuki, M&M tepid

Maruti Suzuki India reported a whopping 31% jump in its September auto sales, while Mahindra & Mahindra reported a more modest increase of around 5% in its passenger vehicles. The commercial vehicles division continued to struggle with low demand. M&M Unlike Maruti Suzuki, which benefited from higher sales of its smaller cars, Mahindra & Mahindra’s […]

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 […]

Maruti Suzuki ties up with IIM-B to scout for auto-tech start-ups

Maruti Suzuki India said it has tied up with NS Raghavan Center Entrepreneurial Learning at IIM Bangalore to scout out start-ups in the automobile sector. Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest carmaker, will look for technology-based innovations that can be applied in the mobility sector. Among the focus areas will be digital, data and AI/ML in the […]

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. […]

Maruti Suzuki announces ‘car cabin separator’ for COVID-19 times

Maruti Suzuki has come out with a range of health-related products and car accessories keeping in mind the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The most interesting of these is the ‘car cabin separator’, a PVC shield that can be kept behind the front seats to seal off the front and back sections of the car. “The car […]

Strong monsoon helps cushion Mahindra’s September auto sales decline

Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s biggest home-grown automakers, reported continued pain in its passenger vehicle department, but sales decline a its commercial vehicle and tractor divisions seemed to show signs of moderation in September. Domestic sales of passenger vehicles were down 33% in September, doing worse than August, when they had declined 32%. The […]

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 to set up Solar Power Plant in Gurugram facility

Automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki said it has laid the foundation stone for a 5 MW Photovoltaic solar power plant at its manufacturing facility in Gurugram. The solar plant is likely to be commissioned in FY 2019-20, Maruti Suzuki said. Maruti Suzuki said that it will invest around Rs 24 crores and will offset carbon dioxide […]

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 […]