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Top navigators for National TSD Rally


August 18th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) Some of country's top navigators will be seen in action in the first round of the inaugural JK Tyre-FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship, promoted by ... Read more...

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Iran car-maker to send 15,000 cars to ex-Soviet states


August 14th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's largest car-maker Iran Khodro (IKCO) is planning to export 15,000 cars to Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Belarus by the end of this year.Iranian news ... Read more...

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In a subdued auto market, Asian companies log growth in July (Roundup)


August 1st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Even as the demand for automobiles remains subdued owing to high interest rates, rising fuel costs and uncertain economic conditions, Asian vehicle makers in general maintained ... Read more...

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Ford India to export Eco Sport; offers petrol, diesel versions


July 17th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Ford India Private Ltd., the Indian subsidiary of the US automobile major Ford Motor Company, has beefed up its engine capacity to 340,000 units and would ... Read more...

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Texting kills 5,000 people every year in the US


May 20th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Texting and talking on cell phones behind the wheel kills more than 5,000 people every year on US highways. Teen drivers seem to be especially susceptible ... Read more...

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Beijing auto show models denounced over attires


April 29th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Authorities in Beijing have issued a "serious reprimand" for an ongoing car exhibition which has stirred controversy for its scantily-clad models, Xinhua reported.According to Beijing's Capital ... Read more...

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Sexy models at China auto show spark debate


April 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Models clad in revealing dresses at an ongoing international automotive exhibition here have drawn criticism for seeking instant fame while crossing the thin moral red line.The ... Read more...

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India major market for motor sports: GT1 boss


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Formula One and GT1 are the ultimate in motor racing and India presents a great opportunity to become a major market for the sport, says ... Read more...

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Car sales grew 7.2 percent in January


February 8th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Car makers started 2012 on a positive note, with sales up 7.2 percent in January -- the third consecutive month of gains after a lacklustre ... Read more...

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Luxury car makers target India’s small-town boom


February 5th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 5 (IANS) Car manufacturers are setting their eyes on smaller Indian cities and towns as markets boom for their products, particularly sale of luxury vehicles.And one such city ... Read more...

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Ford India and Nissan register sales growth in November


December 1st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) Car makers Ford India Pvt Ltd and Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd closed last month with increased sales.Ford India closed last month selling 8,322 units last ... Read more...

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Eaton in talks with car makers for its superchargers


September 6th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) Following the success of its supercharger fitted in Nissan cars made here for export, the Indian arm of US-based diversified industrial products manufacturer Eaton Corporation is ... Read more...

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Foreign car producers taking control in China


August 24th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Foreign car producers have begun taking control of their joint ventures in China and sidelining their Chinese counterparts from business partners to factory providers, a media ... Read more...

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Indians unwilling to pay premium for electric cars


August 18th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian car buyers are not willing to pay premium/higher price for a battery powered car than the conventional car unlike their counterparts in many other markets, ... Read more...

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Stanley Lifestyles plans to open four overseas stores


June 18th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Stanley Lifestyles, manufacturer and retailer of leather upholstery products, plans to open 10 new stores in the next two years including four overseas outlets - ... Read more...

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Russia to join top five economies in next decade: Putin


May 12th, 2011 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia would become one of the world's top five economies in the next decade, said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Wednesday."In the next decade, Russia ... Read more...

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Budget sops welcomed by young and old alike


February 28th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Raising the income tax exemption limit to Rs.1.8 lakh, lowering the threshold age for senior citizens to 60 and creating a special income tax category for ... Read more...

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TVS Automobile chalks out aggressive expansion plans


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Indian car market logging good growth, this city-based automobile services company TVS Automobile Solutions Ltd is aiming to increase the number of MyTVS car garages to ... Read more...

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India’s car makers begin 2011 with impressive sales growth


February 1st, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) Indian car makers opened the year 2011 on a happy note recording impressive sales numbers during January despite the price rise due to increase in input costs, according ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki quarterly net profit drops 17.7 percent


January 29th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Rising cost of inputs and higher royalty paid to parent firm Suzuki hit the margins of India's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki, which reported a 17.7 percent ... Read more...

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2011’s Most Fuel-efficient Cars Vie For Buyers Attention


January 19th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 2011 is predicted to be the year of the hybrid and electric vehicles that have low carbon footprint and offer great fuel economy as well. The ... Read more...

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Detroit Auto Show 2011: Volt Makes GM Proud Again!


January 11th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Detroit, Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Detroit Auto Show 2011, the largest auto show of the year in U.S. has started and the top car makers are vying for attention ... Read more...

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Car-makers to increase prices from January


January 1st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Car buyers will have to shell out a bit more this year with major auto makers poised to increase the prices of their vehicles citing rise in ... Read more...

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Cool Cars Galore At The Los Angeles Auto Show!


November 20th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Los Angeles, Nov 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Los Angeles Auto show has succeeded in alluring the car lovers and it has given the leading car makers from various countries a ... Read more...

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New Ambassador variant to be unveiled in December


November 19th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) The first prototype of a new variant of the Ambassador, the flagship car of the C.K. Birla group-owned Hindustan Motors, will be out by this December, a senior ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to have auto-sector specific policy soon


November 19th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will soon announce its automotive industry specific policy, a state government official said Friday."The proposed policy will address many of the issues faced by the sector ... Read more...

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Electric Car From BMW Coming Soon?


November 7th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Legendary German car maker BMW has also got bitten by the electric car bug as it seems from its latest moves. The company which is known ... Read more...

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On Dhanteras day, Patna buys 2,000 shiny new cars


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Nov 3 (IANS) While politicians in Bihar are busy making electoral promises of development, the state capital added around 2,000 shiny, new cars on its roads on Dhanteras Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Honda Launches Compact Fit Hybrid, Takes On Toyota


October 11th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Fit subcompact model from Honda saw a hybrid version being unveiled last Friday. This particular model is likely to become the most inexpensive ... Read more...

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BMW Recalls Near About 200000 Cars In USA


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Noted German carmaker BMW has issued a recall of its models that will affect some of the Rolls Royce and others. It has been reported ... Read more...

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Ford, General Motors sales in neck and neck race


October 1st, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Car-makers Ford India and General Motors were nearly neck and neck last month in terms of their sales volumes.While the city-based Ford India sold 8,380 units last month, ... Read more...

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Toyota plans to open a second plant in Russia


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by BNO News
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) – Toyota Motors on Tuesday unveiled that the Japanese vehicle manufacturer plans to open a second plant in Russia, local media reported.According to RIA Novosti, the President ... Read more...

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Record vehicle recalls this year


August 18th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 18 (DPA) Major car makers have this year been forced to recall a record number of vehicles for repairs with Renault heading the list in Germany, according to figures released ... Read more...

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US car companies lead by percentage, Asians by volume (Lead)


July 1st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Powered by their small cars, the two American car makers, Ford India and General Motors India, have logged triple digit sales growth in June, compared to the same ... Read more...

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After Toyota, Gas Pedal Problem Plagues Ford


June 2nd, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri June 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The car industry is going through an unprecedented trend of recalls this year and it seems no major car makers will be spared at the end. ... Read more...

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