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Maruti Suzuki sales down 40 percent in August


September 1st, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki logged 40 percent lower sales in August as compared to the offtake during the corresponding month of 2011.The automobile maker was hit by labour ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki logs 9.2 percent sales growth


August 1st, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India Ltd closed July with 9.2 percent sales growth as compared to sales logged during July 2011.In a statement issued Wednesday ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki’s March sales up 3.3 percent


April 2nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Monday reported a rise of 3.3 percent in March sales including exports at 125,952 units from 121,952 units in ... Read more...

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Chrysler, Ford sales up in January


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Feb 2 (IANS) US auto sales for the Big Three American automakers were mixed in January as General Motors (GM) sales dropped 6 percent since January last year while ... Read more...

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Hyundai’s September sales up 12.4 percent


October 1st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) South Korea-based automobile major Hyundai's Indian subsidiary Saturday reported an increase of 12.4 percent in its sales for September at 57,808 units as against 51,444 ... Read more...

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Yen appreciation is a concern: Toyota Kirloskar


July 1st, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Indo-Japanese car manufacturing joint venture Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd, which imports sizeable number of components from Japan, is concerned about the appreciating yen."Yen appreciation is ... Read more...

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General Motors’ May sales up 1.3 percent


June 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Buoyed by the sale of its compact car segment, global automotive major General Motors' Indian subsidiary Wednesday reported an increase of 1.3 percent in sales ... Read more...

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Hyundai’s March sales grow by one percent


April 1st, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India Ltd Friday reported a marginal increase of one percent in its sales for the month of March, which stood at ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki grows 24.8 percent


April 1st, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki registered a 24.8 percent growth at 12,71,005 units sold during the financial year 2010-11 as against 10,18,365 units during the previous ... Read more...

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Hyundai’s February sales down 4.8 percent


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) Tuesday reported a decline of 4.8 percent in its sales for February."HMIL's total sales for February 2011 stood at 52,007 ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki sales grow 14.74 percent at 109,743 units


February 1st, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki registered a 14.74 percent rise in its sales at 109,743 units in January as against 95,649 units during the like period of 2010. ... 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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Gordon Murray Designed Car Clears Crash Impact Test


January 20th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Gordon Murray Design is on a high after the T.27 electric city car passed the crash impact test with flying colors conducted at the Motor Industry ... Read more...

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Indian automobile sales zoom 31 percent in 2010 (Lead)


January 11th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Indian automobile industry's sales grew by 31 percent in 2010 (calendar year), an industry chamber said Tuesday, adding the government should maintain the current exercise duty structure ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki’s December sales rise 39.7 percent


January 4th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki sold 99,225 units in December 2010 against 71,000 units in the like period of 2009, registering a 39.7 percent increase in its sales, ... Read more...

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GM to recall over 160,000 Hummers


May 6th, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Year 2010 looks to be a year of vehicle recalls. This time its General Motors (GM) to announce a recall on its most famous luxury SUV ... Read more...

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NHTSA Is Exploring Chrysler’s Dodge Pedal Dilemma


May 4th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of America is exploring a grievance about the sticky accelerator pedals in the 2007 model-year Dodge Caliber ... Read more...

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Renault, Nissan and Daimler to swap shares, launch cars


April 7th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Renault-Nissan and Daimler Wednesday announced equity swap and a programme to jointly launch cars and light commercial vehicles. The idea behind the three-way alliance of French Renault, Japanese Nissan ... Read more...

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GM to recall 1.3 million Chevrolet & Pontiac cars over steering motor issue


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Detroit, Mar 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) GM is all set to recall over 1.3 million Chevrolet and Pontiac compact cars over a steering motor issue. This recall is only for the cars ... Read more...

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Air Car To Hit The Market This Year


February 23rd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The auto industry is betting big on 2010 as a lot of eco-friendly and technologically advanced models are supposed to be launched this year. Of late, ... Read more...

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Honda’s compact cars to cost less than Rs 5 lakhs


January 5th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Japan' Honda Motor Co declared on Tuesday that it would begin the sale of its new compact car in Indiaby 2011 at a price less than Rs ... 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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Volkswagen, Suzuki stake deal sends Maruti stock up


December 9th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki's scrip shot up 3.82 percent Wednesday after global auto giants Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp announced a share swapping deal. As per the partnership, Germany's Volkswagen ... Read more...

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Ford India to launch small car in India


August 28th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Ford India Friday said it will launch a small car in 2011 in order to tap the growing market for compact cars in the country. "The launch ... Read more...

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Style quotient low in Indian automobile designs: Official


August 28th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Dilip Chhabria may have made a mark as a noted car designer but the style quotient is low in the country's automobile sector, a top Indian official ... Read more...

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Maruti launches hatchback Ritz, its 12th compact car (Lead)


May 15th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki Friday rolled out its 12th compact model Ritz, a hatchback, priced between Rs.390,000 and Rs.480,000 for the petrol version. The diesel variant ... Read more...

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Maruti launches new hatchback Ritz


May 15th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Indo-Japanese carmaker Maruti Suzuki Friday rolled out another hatchback Ritz from its stable, priced at between Rs.390,000 and Rs.480,000 for the petrol version. The diesel variant of ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal to idle Romanian plant


November 11th, 2008 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bucharest, Nov 11 (DPA) ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, will idle one of its four Romanian plants because of falling global demand, it was reported Tuesday.The plant at Hunedoara will halt production ... Read more...

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Higher fuel prices could slash US greenhouse gas emissions


May 8th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Economists have suggested that increasing the prices of gasoline could lead to a dramatic saving in US greenhouse-gas emissions.According to economists from the University of California, Davis, ... Read more...

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Maruti to launch new middle segment car Dzire


March 26th, 2008 - 8:46 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Auto major Maruti Suzuki Ltd Wednesday announced the launch of a new middle segment car, Dzire, which has luxury features like steering mounted audio controls, automatic climate ... Read more...

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Ford to invest $500 mn for expanding India operations


March 19th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) Global auto major Ford Motor Company (FMC) will invest an additional $500 million over the next two years to expand its Indian operations for manufacturing small car and ... Read more...

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