HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014


Tata Motors sales down 27.6% in March

Tata Motors today reported 27.59% decline in its total vehicle sales at 72,712 units for March 2013.

Maruti launches refreshed Wagon R,price starts at Rs. 3.58 lakh

Country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki today introduced a refreshed, new version of one of its best selling models Wagon R with a price starting at Rs. 3.58 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), to boost sales.

JLR clocks record sales in 2012

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) clocked record sales at 357,773 units in 2012, up 30% from the previous year. Huge demand for Range Rover Evoque across all major markets and strong performance in China helped JLR post the record numbers.

European auto sector hits 17-year low, Renault cuts jobs

European auto sales plunged to their lowest point in 17 years in 2012, trade data revealed today after Renault announced the latest job cuts to hit the beleaguered sector.

Bajaj Auto net up 3% as bike sales slow down

Two-wheeler major Bajaj Auto reported a meagre 3% increase in net profit for the third quarter at R819 crore year-on-year against Rs. 795.2 crore during the corresponding period last year. HT reports.

Maruti, Hyundai raise car prices from Feb

India's largest carmaker on Wednesday increased prices of almost all its cars by an average 1.5% to offset adverse currency fluctuations that has made import of components expensive. HT reports.

Hyosung adds 2 bikes to its India portfolio

South Korea-based S&T Motors with its local partner Pune-based DSK Motowheels launched two 650-cc Hyosung motorcycles in Mumbai on Wednesday. HT reports.

Fording a slowdown?

Ford decided to give Figo, it's only small car in India, a tweak, a mid life-cycle facelift, to usher in some excitement. Here is what they did. Sumant Banerji reports.

Old body, new heart

Volkswagen recently upped the petrol variant of its mid-range Jetta. Coming at a time when India is deep into its dalliance with diesel engines, this was something of a surprise. Hari Warrier takes a look at what the new engine does for an otherwise great car.

Honda plans to launch four two-wheelers every year in India

Japanese two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) on Thursday said it will launch at least four products every year in India as it looks to get the better of ex-partner Hero MotoCorp. HT reports.

Get set for an SUV storm

Manufacturers have lined up a slew of sub- Rs. 10 lakh SUV and MUV launches this year. And why not, when the buyer loves the genre. If you are in the market for a sports utility vehicle (SUV) - caste, colour, creed, complexion no bar -2013 could well be the year for you. Sumant Banerji reports. It's all about utility

Osamu Suzuki to visit India as Maruti sales keep sliding

Concerned about the falling market-share and declining profits of India's largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Osamu Suzuki, chairman of Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp, is this week making an unusual one-day visit to take stock of the situation himself.

Audi targets 10,000 sales mark, but no A3 this year

German luxury car-maker Audi is aiming to sell 10,800 cars in India this year and become the first luxury car maker to cross the 10,000 unit mark in the country. HT reports.

The automatic choice?

Renault Scala: It is relatively inexpensive, and smooth to drive in the city. It doesn't take off if you floor the pedal. As for mileage claims, do take it with a pinch of salt. Sumant Banerji writes.

Maruti Q3 profit up 148%

After six consecutive quarters of decline, India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) on Friday reported a 148% jump in net profit to R501 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, beating analysts’ expectations and sending its stock up 4.2% to Rs. 1,600 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

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