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 […]

JLR promises improved Q4 results after S&P cuts rating

Tata Motors UK unit Jaguar Land Rover expressed disappointment over the move by credit rating agency S&P to downgrade its debt rating, and promised better results for the ongoing quarter. “The company is disappointed by S&P’s decision to downgrade Jaguar Land Rover now. “The company reaffirms that it expects improved financial results in the fourth […]

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 […]

Maruti Suzuki launches Vitara Brezza 2018 facelift

India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki unveiled a new look for Vitara Brezza, one of the most successful cars in its history. The company also announced that it is selling around 12,300 units per month, making it the most popular SUV in India. “The exterior and interior features have been given a makeover, enhancing the bold […]

Mahindra launches XUV500 2018 with more power, price Rs 12.3 lakh

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd launched the 2018 version of its high-end utility vehicle, the XUV500, with improved interiors and an engine that is about 10% more powerful than the outgoing variant. The XUV500 2018 comes with an mHawk engine that delivers 155 BHP (114 kW) of power, compared to 140 BHP on the outgoing version. […]

Maruti Suzuki overtakes Mahindra to become India’s No.1 SUV maker

Maruti Suzuki India said it has become the No.1 utility vehicle brand in India, overtaking long-time incumbent Mahindra & Mahindra in the financial year ended March 2018. The company said it had a 27.5% market share in the UV/SUV space in the year. Riding on the success of models like Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross, […]

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. […]

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 […]