Porsche to launch luxury 911 Targa 4 and 4s in India

Porsche to launch luxury 911 Targa 4 and 4s in India

Mar 6, 2015

Luxury car manufacturer Porsche are to launch their new 911 Targa in India. The new model combines the legendary classic model with the latest in advanced technology. This launch marks the progression of the Porsche 911 family and sees two new models including the Targa 4 and 4s priced at Rs 1.59 crore ($255 000 and Rs 1.78 crore ($258 000) respectively.  ...

Budget and premium cars – how rational is a buyer’s choice?

Budget and premium cars – how rational is a buyer’s choice?

Mar 5, 2015

Is buying a car about affordable, comfortable travel, or is it about being the ‘proud’ owner of a car from a luxury brand? India is home to a plethora of budget and premium cars from global auto majors eager to capture the lion’s share of the domestic auto sector. Research shows that value-conscious Indian buyers are now tending towards premium cars that boast...

BMW India to partner with local suppliers

BMW India to partner with local suppliers

Mar 2, 2015

BMW India are to partner with 7 local suppliers to source components for the local production of cars at their Chennai plant in South India.   These suppliers will include Force Motors Ltd, ZF Hero Chassis, Draexlmaier India, Tenneco Automotive India, Valeo India, Mahle Behr and Lear India. These will be used to source components such as door panels,...

Mercedes Benz set to increase sales by 50 per cent in India

Mercedes Benz set to increase sales by 50 per cent in India

Feb 27, 2015

 German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes Benz, is well on its way to increase sales by 50 per cent due to the launch of new generation cars (NGC).   The new generation cars which include luxury hatchback A-Class and B-Class, the sedan CLA and sports utility vehicle GLA, have attracted more customers to the brand. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO...

What you should know about Road Transport challenges in India

What you should know about Road Transport challenges in India

Feb 26, 2015

The eyes of the world are on India, an economic power that is steadily growing in strength and influence. Overcoming its road transportation handicaps is vital if the country is to realize Modi’s vision. Increasing levels of radialisation in the trucking segment is perhaps a hint of the progress that will provide a much-needed fillip to the commercial...

Widespread epidemic: sale of counterfeit auto parts in India

Widespread epidemic: sale of counterfeit auto parts in India

Feb 23, 2015

The manufacture and subsequent use of counterfeit automotive parts in India has been a problem for many years. However, following the most recent raid on units in Northern India, the government seek to counter the effect of this ever-growing threat.   This most recent raid by the country’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer, Mahindra and Mahindra,...