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Budget 2015–16 fails to meet auto industry expectations

Budget 2015–16 fails to meet auto industry expectations

Mar 26, 2015

For the auto industry, the new budget seems to be a mixed bag of sorts with some initiatives that give a fillip to local manufacturing and benefits that will accrue to the sector with focus shifting towards infrastructure growth.       This year’s Union Budget failed to bring much cheer to the automotive sector. The struggling auto sector had...

Honda vs Toyota: Which Japanese carmaker is leading the Indian market?

Honda vs Toyota: Which Japanese carmaker is leading the Indian market?

Mar 23, 2015

As it stands, Toyota is the world’s largest car company, selling over 10 million cars annually. Honda, on the other hand, are the eighth largest, selling 4.5 million cars per year. Until 2013, both companies were on the fringe of the market with only single figure digits putting them behind the leader, Suzuki, and Hyundai.   With the launch of their new...

New fuel efficiency norms in India adds pressure to automobile industry

New fuel efficiency norms in India adds pressure to automobile industry

Mar 18, 2015

India is currently waiting for the release of new fuel efficiency standards for cars. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) was tasked by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to set the standards and have now finalised the norms that will be binding for car manufacturers in 2017. The automobile industry is already under immense pressure due to a decline in sales...

Maruti launches the new fuel economic Dzire

Maruti launches the new fuel economic Dzire

Mar 17, 2015

With prices starting at 5.07 lakh ($8000), Maruti Suzuki India have launched their much awaited 2015 Swift Dzire. Offered in four new shades plus a choice of a petrol or diesel model, the new Dzire is set to be India’s most fuel efficient car.   The launch has been in the news for some time now and auto lovers have eagerly awaited the features and pricing...

VW Audi remain top in luxury car sales

VW Audi remain top in luxury car sales

Mar 11, 2015

Audi’s January sales are up 10.5 per cent to 137,700 cars, overshadowing main competitors BMW and Mercedes Benz and leaving the pecking order for the three-way German contest unchanged.   Due to a huge demand in both China and the U.S, Audi’s sales have seen double-digit gains despite the slowing interest in custom from their number one market in China. On...

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.  ...