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         Nissan launches new version of Terrano    
 
 
NOIDA: Japanese auto major Nissan today launched an all new version of its SUV Terrano priced between Rs 9.99 lakh and Rs 13.6 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company will also launch hybrid version of its top end SUV XTrail by the end of this year as it looks to enhance portfolio in the fast growing SUV segment in India.

 
         Renault India sales up 26.8% in February at 11,198 units    
 
 
NEW DELHI: French auto major Renault today reported 26.8 per cent increase in sales at 11,198 units in India in February compared to the year-ago month. The company's arm, Renault India, had sold 8,834 units in the same month last year. Over the last few years, Renault has focused on establishing a strong base in India and has become one of the youngest and fastest growing automotive brands in the country, the company said in a statement.

 
         Volvo eyes long haul transportation segment in India    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Swedish commercial vehicles major Volvo is eyeing long haul transportation segment in India with GST rollout expected to spur growth of the category. The company, which makes premium trucks for specialised sectors like mining, buses and construction equipment, also aims to cut logistics cost by achieving greater efficiency and minimising wastage.

 
         JLR launches Made-in-India Jaguar XF at Rs 47.50 lakh onwards    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Jaguar Land Rover India today launched its locally manufactured all-new Jaguar XF sedan at a starting price of Rs 47.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The all-new Jaguar XF will be available in two options -- a 2-litre Ingenium diesel engine with a power output of 132 kW and a 2-litre petrol engine with a power output of 177 kW, the company said in a statement.

 
         Ambassador brand now gets a new owner in Peugeot    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The iconic brand Ambassador, which used to be a symbol of the high and mighty in power corridors, has changed hands, with Hindustan Motors selling it to European auto major Peugeot for Rs 80 crore. The C K Birla group firm has inked an agreement with Peugeot SA to this effect. As things stand, the manufacturing of Ambassador car has been discontinued.

 
         Car sales up 11%; passenger vehicles up 14% in Jan    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Domestic passenger vehicle sales rose 14.4 per cent to 2,65,320 units in January from 2,31,917 units in the same month last year. Domestic car sales were up 10.83 per cent at 1,86,523 units as against 1,68,303 units in January last year, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

 
         Delhi HC seeks Centre, AAP govt reply on plea against faulty CNG kits    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has sought the reply of the Centre and the AAP government on a plea alleging that a large number of CNG kits, made without following the stringent safety standards, are flooding the market causing increase in pollution and endangering human life.

 
         Mercedes hits currency recall speed bump, lowers sales target    
 
 
NEW DELHI: German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz today said it has revised downwards its sales growth target for this year in India from an original double digits to flat, mainly due to impact of demonetisation. The company, which sold 13,502 units last year, however, said it will be looking to grow double digits in 2017.

 
         BMW to offer new version of i3 electric car in 2017    
 
 
FRANKFURT: German luxury carmaker BMW plans to launch a new version of its i3 electric car next year with a longer range and revamped design, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing company sources.

 
         Porsche launches Macan variant priced at Rs 76.84 lakh    
 
 
MUMBAI: German luxury sports car maker Porsche today launched a new version of compact SUV Macan in India priced at Rs 76.84 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The model -- Macan R4 -- comes with various features including seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and variety of distinctive interior and exterior features.

 
         Mercedes launches two convertibles priced up to Rs 2.25 cr    
 
 
NEW DELHI: German luxury car maker Mercedes- Benz today launched two new models -- C-Class Cabriolet and S-Class Cabriolet -- priced at Rs 60 lakh and Rs 2.25 crore (ex-showroom New Delhi), respectively. Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and CEO Roland Folger said: "The introduction of C-Class and S-Class cabriolets in India is an illustration of our 'top of pyramid' strategy of bringing in the best of our products from the global portfolio for our distinguished Indian customers."

 
         Toyota launches Fortuner variants priced up to Rs 31.12 lakh    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Japanese auto major Toyota today launched a new version of its popular SUV Fortuner in India priced between Rs 25.92 lakh and Rs 31.12 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

 
         Maruti, Hyundai lead robust car sales in October    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Riding on peak festive season purchases, domestic car sales moved to top gear in October led by market leader Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Tata Motors, which posted strong numbers.

 
         Mahindra launches electric car 'e2oPlus'    
 
 
BENGALURU: Mahindra Electric, part of Mahindra Group, today announced the launch of its new electric car 'e2oPlus' priced between Rs 6.73 lakh and Rs 9.51 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru). On a full charge, the Mahindra e2oPlus can travel for up to 140 km and can achieve a top-speed of 85kmph, a top company official said here. e2oPlus has four variants P2, P4, P6, and P8.

 
         BMW launches 3 Series Gran Turismo priced up to Rs 47.5 lakh    
 
 
NEW DELHI: German luxury car maker BMW today launched its new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo model priced between Rs 43.3 lakh and Rs 47.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Locally produced at the company's Chennai plant, the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is available in diesel and petrol variants, BMW India said in a statement.

 
         Honda,Yamaha explore collaboration for small scooters in Japan    
 
 
TOKYO: Japanese auto majors Honda Motor Co and Yamaha Motor Co today said they have begun discussion towards a possible alliance in the Japanese market for small scooters as bike makers face rising challenges of compliance with safety and emission regulations.

 
         Hyundai recalls 7,657 units of small car Eon in India    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Hyundai Motor India is recalling 7,657 units of its entry level small car Eon to fix faulty clutch and battery cables. The recall will cover Eon units produced in the month of January 2015. The company has initiated a service campaign to recall and inspect the clutch cable fouling with battery cable of Eon cars produced in the month of January 2015, at no cost to customer, Hyundai Motor India said in a statement.

 
         Maruti posts record sales in Sept as festive season begins    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Led by record monthly domestic sales from Maruti Suzuki India, automobile manufacturers ushered in the festive season with robust sales in September.

 
         Nissan unveils limited edition Datsun redi-Go Sport    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Japanese auto major Nissan today launched Datsun redi-Go Sport, a limited edition variant of its recently launched hatchback redi-Go, priced at Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

 
         Hero launches new Achiever 150 priced up to Rs 62,800    
 
 
GURGAON: Country's largest two wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp today launched an updated version of its premium segment bike Achiever 150, priced up to Rs 62,800 (ex-showroom Delhi), as it looks to enhance presence in premium segment. The variant with drum brakes is priced at Rs 61,800 while the one with disc brakes is at Rs 62,800. "The launch of the next generation Achiever 150 is a reiteration of our strong focus on developing new, technologically superior and youthful products across seg

 
         Maruti crosses 15 lakh units milestone in cumulative exports    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today announced crossing the milestone of 15 lakh vehicles in its cumulative exports. "These vehicles have been exported to over 100 countries including Europe, Latin America and Africa. Early this year, the company's premium hatchback Baleno, manufactured exclusively in India, became the first car to be exported from India to Japan," the company said in a statement.

 
         Tax rates limiting best-selling cars rollout in India: Honda    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Calling for rationalisation of differential tax structures in the Indian automobile industry, Japanese auto major Honda said the "unique" system has led to skewed demand for small cars and prevented introduction of best-selling global models in the country. The company's Indian arm -- Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL)-- expressed concern over lack of clarity on GST rate and the time for its implementation, saying such uncertainties make it difficult to plan production in advance.

 
         Car sales up 9.53% in Aug, Siam revises growth target for PVs    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Domestic passenger vehicle sales grew for a 14th straight month in August with a 16.68 per cent increase, prompting auto industry body Siam to revise upward its growth estimate for the ongoing fiscal to 10-12 per cent.

 
         To have petrol option for all models in India by Sep: Mercedes    
 
 
NEW DELHI: German luxury carmaker Mercedes- Benz plans to offer petrol variants for all its models sold in India by next month so as to align with the demand shift following uncertainty over diesel vehicles in the wake of pollution concerns. The company, which today launched the petrol variant of its best selling SUV in India GLE 400 priced at Rs 74.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), expects sales of the petrol vehicles to go up to 30 per cent of its overall sales from the current 20 per cent.

 
         Renault launches more powerful Kwid priced up to Rs 3.95 lakh    
 
 
NEW DELHI: French auto major Renault today launched a new version of small car Kwid in India powered by 1.0 litre petrol engine and priced up to Rs 3.95 lakh (introductory price, ex-showroom Delhi), as it aims to take on the market leader Alto K10 from Maruti Suzuki. Renault currently sells Kwid with an 800cc (0.8L) engine priced between Rs 2.64 lakh and Rs 3.73 lakh. The new 1.0 litre variant comes in two variants priced at Rs 3.82 lakh and Rs 3.95 lakh, respectively. Buyers, will now have t

 
         India Yamaha rolls out one-millionth scooter    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Two-wheeler maker India Yamaha Motor today said it has achieved 10 lakh production milestone for its scooter offerings, four years after the launch of its first scooter in the country. The company rolled its one-millionth scooter 'Fascino' from Surajpur plant in Greater Noida today, India Yamaha Motor said in a statement. India Yamaha Motor (IYM) is targeting 10 per cent market share in scooters by the end of this year, it added.

 
         Toyota launches petrol Innova Crysta to overcome diesel ban    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Japanese auto major Toyota today launched petrol version of its multi-purpose vehicle Innova Crysta in India priced up to Rs 19.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) as it looks fill the void in Delhi-NCR, where it has not been selling the model due to ban imposed by Supreme Court on diesel vehicles with engines of 2,000cc and above. The company, which is present in India as a joint venture -- Toyota Kirloskar Motor -- with the Kirloskar Group, is waiting for the next step to be taken by the

 
         S Korea suspends sale of 80 Volkswagen models    
 
 
SEOUL: South Korea on Tuesday banned the sale of 80 Volkswagen AG models and handed down a USD 16 million fine in its latest response to the German carmaker's emission-cheating scandal. The environment ministry said most of the models had been showcased for sale until recently, and added that the problem vehicles had fabricated documents for emissions and noise-level tests.

 
         Volvo Cars profit triples in first half    
 
 
STOCKHOLM: Geely-owned automaker Volvo Car Group reported its operating earnings tripled in the first half and said a further roll-out of new, more up-market models would help drive sales in the remaining months of the year. The carmaker, bought by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. from Ford Motor Co. in 2010, said operating earnings rose to 5.59 billion Swedish crowns ($649.8 million) from a year-ago 1.66 billion.

 
         Honda Activa pips Hero's Splendor as best selling 2W range    
 
 
NEW DELHI: HMSI today said its Activa scooter range has become the top selling two-wheeler in India dethroning rival Hero MotoCorp's long running number one Splendor series in the first six months of this year. Citing SIAM data, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said its Activa range sold 13,38,015 units in the January-June period as against 12,33,725 units of Hero's Splendor series.

 
 
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