Mercedes-Benz hikes its prices

Mercedes-Benz hikes its prices

Jan 26, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will increase its prices this year, reporting record sales last year. The global auto major is bringing a slew of cars to the market as part of its focus on sustaining its growth momentum in India.   Customers in India can look forward to an exciting new portfolio from Mercedes-Benz this year. The German auto maker has 15 models coming to the...

Lighter, stronger, better: the future of auto-parts

Lighter, stronger, better: the future of auto-parts

Jan 24, 2015

The weight, sustainability, longevity, and overall performance of a vehicle is heavily linked to the quality of its auto-parts. Like most things in the automobile industry, better and more expensive auto-parts will usually result in a better vehicle performance. Yet with increasing amounts of money being pumped into the research and development of using...

Automakers’ 2015 revival

Automakers’ 2015 revival

Jan 16, 2015

Major auto manufacturers are looking to move out of negative territory with a slew of launches lined up this year. Pinning its hopes on reduced fuel prices and lower interest rates, the auto industry is trying to attract buyers by bringing exciting new concepts in vehicle design to India.   Despite the auto industry hoping for a promising 2014, the year...

Technological innovations bring sustainable mobility closer

Technological innovations bring sustainable mobility closer

Jan 15, 2015

Smart car technology is here to stay – auto manufacturers are rolling out electric and hybrid vehicles, integrating energy efficient and futuristic concepts in car design. Emerging technologies focus on zero emissions, safety, and customisation, making innovation the mantra for sustainable urban mobility.   Vehicles have come a long way from an...

Luxury car makers slashed prices to boost volumes

Luxury car makers slashed prices to boost volumes

Jan 14, 2015

Looking to keep the momentum going, luxury car makers offered amazing discounts to better the yearly bottom line in the last week of December 2014. It was probably the best time to buy one of these supercars before the government decides to scrap excise duty concessions later this year.     The luxury car market in India is small, but it is expected...

Rising demand in the passenger vehicle segment

Rising demand in the passenger vehicle segment

Jan 6, 2015

Consumer sentiment in India has improved with the lower fuel prices and excise taxes. If the central bank cuts borrowing rates in February and the economy grows, the automobile industry is likely to recover from the sluggish, and often negative, growth reported by auto majors over the last couple of years.   India’s leading auto majors breathed a sigh of...