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Maruti may opt for CISF cover for Manesar plant


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Shaken by the violent attack on its executives and rioting at its Manesar plant, Maruti Suzuki is toying with the idea of opting for ... Read more...

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Nissan, Honda Motorcycle log good growth in June


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Nissan Motor India Private Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese auto maker Nissan Motor Company, Monday announced that it closed June 2012 with sales of 4,167 ... Read more...

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Russian auto-maker builds 27 millionth car


May 17th, 2012 - 4:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS) Russia's largest car-maker AvtoVAZ has built its 27 millionth car at the company plant in Togliatti city, RIA Novosti reported.The milestone car was a Lada Priora ... Read more...

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Singur despairs at promises undone (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 13th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), May 13 (IANS) Hope and anticipation have given way to despair and anger in this rural belt where protests against land takeover for industry catapulted Mamata ... Read more...

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Conciliation meeting between Ford union, management Thursday


March 28th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) A conciliation meeting is slated for Thursday between Ford India Employees Union (FIEU) and the management of car maker Ford India Pvt Ltd before the labour ... Read more...

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Cess on diesel vehicles regressive: Ford India


February 16th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Levying a cess on diesel car is not a right approach but the price of diesel could be hiked slightly to earn revenue, a top official ... Read more...

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New launches to dazzle visitors at Auto Expo


January 1st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Despite a slowdown in their sales, car makers are all set to dazzle visitors at the Auto Expo 2012 here with their new vehicles and ... Read more...

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Sacked Hundai workers detained, hunger-strike foiled


November 30th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) A total of 23 dismissed workers of Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) were detained by the police Wednesday when they attempted to stage a ... Read more...

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Protesting Hyundai workers roll out cars on empty stomach


November 30th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Even as a sizeable number of workers of the Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) roll out cars on an empty stomach pressing various demands, 32 dismissed ... Read more...

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China launches first electric car for public


October 27th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) Chinese car-maker BYD, which is backed by famous US investor Warren Buffett, has made its first all-electric car available to private buyers in the country.The BYD ... Read more...

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Mercedes issues recall for its latest diesel model


October 18th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Auto maker Mercedes has issued a recall for thousands of its latest diesel vehicles over concerns that they can catch fire. The company explained that problems ... Read more...

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Nissan India sells over 1,600 cars in June


July 1st, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) The Indian subsidiary of Japanese auto maker Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd closed last month with sales of 1,632 units as against 77 in June 2010.The ... Read more...

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French auto giant PSA Peugeot to invest Rs.4,000 crore in Tamil Nadu


June 29th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) Europe's second largest automobile maker PSA Peugeot Citroen (Peugeot) has decided to set up an integrated automobile project near the Tamil Nadu state capital at an ... Read more...

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Declare Singur land law void, Tata Motors tells court


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday asked the West Bengal government to maintain peace at Tata Motors small car plant in Singur after the auto maker said ... Read more...

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Sensex dull; oil prices, auto stocks depress markets


June 10th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 10 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday continued to trade listless amid dull global cues. Auto stocks were among bigger losers at this time ... Read more...

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Honda to make 100cc bike in India


March 21st, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Within three months of announcing its exit from the joint-venture firm Hero Honda, Japanese auto maker Honda Motors said Monday it would introduce a low-cost ... Read more...

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Ford to export Figo to Mexico, Middle East, North Africa


March 9th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) US auto maker Ford Wednesday said it will export its Chennai assembly plant-produced compact car Figo to Mexico, and some nations in the Middle East, ... Read more...

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Ford records growth in February sales


March 1st, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) The Indian subsidiary of American auto major Ford recorded a 188 percent sales growth in February over the corresponding period in 2010, mainly driven by Figo, its compact ... Read more...

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Land acquisition: Mamata gets dose of her own medicine


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Anurag Dey Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Only a few years ago Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had used her intense protests against forcible land acquisition to revive her electoral fortunes in ... Read more...

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November car sales zoom (Second Lead)


December 1st, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) Indian automobile manufacturers by and large Wednesday reported good sales figures for November on the back of a spurt in demand during the festive season.Market leader Maruti ... Read more...

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Auto makers report good sales figures in November (Lead)


December 1st, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) Indian automobile manufacturers by and large Wednesday reported good sales figures for November due to the festive season which led to the rise in demand.Market ... Read more...

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Indian auto makers post record sales in festive October


November 1st, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Nov 1, (IANS) Indian automobile manufacturers Monday reported stellar sales figures for the month of October as the festive season saw rising demands.Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, TVS, Hyundai, Ford ... Read more...

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Nissan Motor ships out 3,866 Micras


October 5th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 5 (IANS) Japanese car making company Nissan Motor India Tuesday announced shipment of 3,866 Micra cars to Europe through Ennore Port near here.French auto maker Renault and Nissan joint venture ... Read more...

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Volkswagen pushes new Vento with ‘talking’ print advertisement


September 21st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Bhatia New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) German auto-maker Volkswagen has prided itself in doing things distinctly, and also memorably. It sought to make that point Tuesday with a "talking" advertisement in ... Read more...

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Honda recalls 383,000 vehicles because of the rollaway danger


August 10th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Auto maker giant - Honda has announced that it is recalling more than 383,000 older models of its Accord, Element and Civic vehicles in the ... Read more...

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Indian auto makers log good sales growth in July


August 2nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian automobile manufacturers reported good sales numbers in July, gaining from higher incomes, low-cost loans and launches of new models, especially in the small car segment, in ... Read more...

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Ford India to export Figo, engines to South Africa


February 5th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) The Indian arm of global auto maker Ford Motor will shortly commence exports of its small car Figo and diesel and petrol engines to South Africa and Association ... Read more...

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Toyota’s Remedy For Gas Pedal Issue Approved By US Department


February 1st, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Feb 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The proposal put forward by Japanese automaker Toyota Motor to repair the faulty accelerator pedals, has been approved by the U.S. transportation department, an official ... Read more...

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Chrysler recalls around 24,000 vehicles because of defective brakes


January 19th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Auto-maker Chrysler is recalling about 24,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles, due to defective brakes that may cause them to suddenly fail. There is a ... Read more...

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Singur welcomes railway proposal, but sceptical


December 16th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Singur (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) Mahadeb Das' 12-bigha (4.8-acre) land, which fell within the plot earmarked for the Tata Motors small car project here, was acquired by the ... Read more...

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Volkswagen picks up Suzuki stake for $2.5 bn (Lead, changing dateline)


December 9th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) German auto giant Volkswagen Wednesday picked up a 20 percent stake in Suzuki Motor for about $2.5 billion, while the Japanese auto maker will reciprocate by taking ... Read more...

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Tata’s Singur land can be acquired for BHEL: Bengal minister


November 26th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) West Bengal Commerce and Industry Minister Nirupam Sen Thursday said if state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) selected the land abandoned by Tata Motors in Singur, the state ... Read more...

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Tata Motors expects 60 percent jump in light truck production


October 27th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) India's largest auto maker Tata Motors is aiming 50-60 percent growth in the production of its light commercial vehicles (LCV) in 2009-10, a top company official said ... Read more...

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Mercedes to run triple-axle luxury coaches in India next fiscal


October 9th, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Premium auto maker Mercedes-Benz plans to roll out triple-axle intercity luxury coaches on Indian roads in financial year 2010-2011, a top company official said here Friday. "We're planning to ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki expects 10 percent growth in first half


August 28th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki, India's largest car maker, Friday said it had overridden the downturn and expected to grow more in the first half of this fiscal than in ... Read more...

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