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 […]

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 […]

Toyota India launches new Innova, Fortuner

Facing increasing heat from the Honda Mobilio, Toyota Kirloskar Motor today announced the launch of the new Innova and the Fortuner 4X4 Automatic. Innova is without doubt India’s most popular ‘people mover’ and has dominated the Indian roads since its launch in 2005. However, the seven-seater is also considered extremely expensive, being priced about Rs […]