HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014


Lamborghini Roadster drives into India at Rs. 4.77 cr

Italian super sports car maker Lamborghini is looking to open more dealerships in India, especially in the south. It launched its Aventador Roadster at Rs. 4.77 crore in Mumbai on Friday.

Maruti buys land in Gujarat

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has purchased land for its fourth plant in Gujarat, with a view to roughly doubling annual production capacity to about 3 million units, the Nikkei business daily said on Sunday.

Tata Motors to launch 5 new cars this year

Homegrown auto major Tata Motors is planning to launch at least 4-5 new cars this year as it looks to script a revival of its fortunes in the domestic market.

Ford sees $2 bln loss slumping sales in Europe

Ford Motor Co forecast a $2 billion loss in Europe this year, hurt by a punishing recession that could drive down industry sales in the region beyond 2012's nearly 20-year low.

GM recalls 13 680 cars for possible bolt airbag issues

General Motors Co is recalling 12,415 cars in the US to address issues with what may be improperly tightened suspension bolts and faulty airbags, according to documents filed with US safety regulators.

Minimal fuss, maximum wow

Worldwide, it is as much an icon as Volkswagen’s buggy Beetle. But will its hefty price tag find takers in India, where cars are about value for money? Sumant Banerji writes.

January car sales show persisting slowdown

There were no signs of a let-up in the slowdown in demand for cars in the domestic market in the new year as most car manufacturers registered stagnant sales in January. HT reports.

GM launches Sail sedan at Rs.4.99 lakh

US car major General Motors (GM) on Friday launched its entry-level mid-size sedan Chevrolet Sail at a price of Rs.4.99-6.41 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs.6.29-7.51 lakh for the diesel version. HT reports.

Big is better: more women root for SUVs

More and more women are opting to buy sports utility vehicles (SUVs) rather than go for the plush comfort of an executive sedan, as the burly vehicles give them a better sense of control and security on the road.

Electric cars head towards another dead-end

Recent moves by Japan's two largest automakers suggest that the electric car, after more than 100 years of development and several brief revivals, still is not ready for prime time - and may never be.

Interest rate cut too little to revive demand: car makers, lenders

The 0.25% point cut in interest rate is too small to revive demand, say car manufacturers and lenders. Manu P Toms reports.

Maruti may hit the brakes on Zen this year

The Maruti Zen, one of India’s first compact premium cars, may finally ride into the sunset this year after a run that lasted almost two decades.

Pilots body targets whistleblower

The Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA), an association of erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots, has expelled senior management pilot Gurudath from all welfare schemes managed by the union. He had implemented some strict measures intended to bring in discipline among pilots who were reporting sick for their flights.

Booted, and suited for India

Sailing Sedan version of GM’s new Sail car is a pleasant drive. Now, if only they could do something about the interiors. Sumant Banerji reports.

Auto makers stare at full-year decline

Domestic passenger car sales fell by 12.45% at 173,420 units in January, the third consecutive decline monthly, raising chances of the industry recording a fall in sales in a fiscal for the first time in over a decade. Crawling, not growing
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