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Manesar violence blow to Maruti, may hit Japanese investment


July 20th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The violent clashes between workers and management staff at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant in Haryana Wednesday may hit the leading car maker's plans to ... Read more...

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Maruti to focus on diesel cars (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) Tuesday announced merger of a diesel engine manufacturing company with itself and said it would focus ... Read more...

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Car sales growth lowest in last seven months


June 11th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Domestic passenger car sales recorded the slowest growth in the last seven months in May at 2.78 percent and stood at 1,63,229 units from 1,58,809 ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki’s Q4 net profit down three percent (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki Saturday reported a decline of three percent in its net profit which stood at Rs.639.8 crore for the fourth quarter ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki’s Q4 net profit down three percent


April 28th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki Saturday reported a decline of three percent in its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2011-12 which stood at ... Read more...

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Auto industry welcomes rate cut


April 17th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian automobile industry, which struggled with a sluggish market last year due to high interest rates, Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's ... Read more...

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Hyundai enhances supply of its diesel powered i20 and Verna


April 16th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Monday said it is enhancing the supply of its hatchback i20 diesel and sedan Verna diesel models."Increased supply will ease the waiting ... Read more...

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Excise duty hike pushes auto sales up in March (Roundup)


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The Indian automobile sector Monday reported healthy sales numbers for March as customers rushed to buy vehicles ahead of a price hike after the ... Read more...

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Ajit Pawar presents marginally surplus Maharashtra budget


March 26th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented a marginally revenue-suplus state budget for 2012-13, extensively focusing on infrastructure, social, health and tourism sectors.However, ... Read more...

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General Motors to launch small car Sail in Q3


March 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) General Motors India (GM) is planning to launch its fourth small car in the country, a premium hatchback "Sail", by July-September, a company official said Monday."We ... Read more...

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Excise, customs duties on large, foreign-made vehicles hiked (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Sedan and foreign-made luxury cars will cost more from April 1, 2012 as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to raise excise and customs ... Read more...

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Excise, customs duties on large, foreign-made vehicles hiked


March 16th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Sedan and foreign-made luxury cars will cost more from April 1, 2012 as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to raise excise and customs ... Read more...

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Electric cars cause more pollution than petrol ones: Study


February 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Though electric cars are heralded as an environment friendly solution in major cities, a study says their pollution levels are worse than petrol-powered vehicles.A study on ... Read more...

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Maruti plans to roll out SUVs and MPVs


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki has ramped up production of the diesel versions of its passenger cars and plans to roll out SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and MPVs (Multi-purpose ... Read more...

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Diesel cars guzzling 40 percent of segment’s fuel: CSE


January 25th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Trashing industry contention that diesel use by cars is very low, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Wednesday said 40 percent of the ... Read more...

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Renault bets on diesel models to beat competition


December 18th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) With diesel variants now accounting for over a fourth of India's passenger car sales, French major Renault has decided to roll out this fuel's versions in ... Read more...

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Nissan launches diesel variant of mid-size sedan Sunny


December 12th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Japanese car manufacture Nissan Monday launched the diesel variant of its mid-size sedan Sunny, priced between Rs.7.98 lakh and Rs.8.78 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) with a ... Read more...

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Mahindra First Choice eyeing 55 percent more sales in east India


November 10th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd, one of India's largest multi-brand pre-owned car companies, is aiming at 50 to 55 percent growth in sales in terms of ... Read more...

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Petrol hike will push diesel car demand: CSE


September 15th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) NGO Centre for Science and Environment said Thursday's petrol price hike will further push demand for diesel vehicles which, in turn, will have an adverse ... Read more...

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Maruti’s Manesar plant to expand by FY 2014


August 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) India's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki Thursday said it will expand its plant at Haryana's Manesar by five lakh units by the 2014 fiscal."Our Manesar plant ... Read more...

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NGO supports scraping of diesel subsidy for cars


August 5th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Friday welcomed union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's suggestion to remove subsidy on diesel used in cars, saying ... Read more...

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Fiat’s new schemes to promote diesel cars


July 4th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) In a bid to boost its diesel car sales, Italian automobile major Fiat Monday started to offer the diesel-powered Punto and Linea cars at the ... Read more...

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Ford sees higher demand for diesel cars in India


June 30th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Automotive industry major Ford Motor Company is witnessing a surge in demand for diesel cars in India after the recent hike in petrol prices, an executive ... Read more...

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ICICI Lombard to hike diesel vehicles’ insurance premium


June 27th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) ICICI Lombard, a major private sector player in general insurance, will increase policy premium on diesel vehicles over petrol vehicles by up to 15 percent, a ... Read more...

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Interest rates, fuel hikes dampen automobile sales in May: SIAM


June 9th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Rising interest rates and fuel price hikes seem to have dampened domestic car sales in May, with single digit growth of only seven percent registered ... Read more...

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Diesel cars beat hybrids in fuel efficiency


May 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Some diesel cars are beating the over-hyped hybrids in terms of fuel efficiency. Toyota's petrol-electric Prius, which led the race for hybrids a decade ago, achieved ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki recalls 13,157 diesel cars


April 6th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, Wednesday said it will recall 13,157 diesel engine cars across its three top selling models - Swift Dzire, ... Read more...

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EU to ban ‘Conventionally fuelled’ cars from cities by 2050


March 29th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 29 (ANI): The European Union has planned to ban all petrol and diesel cars by 2050, and replace them with alternatives such as electric and hydrogen powered vehicles.Recently unveiled EU ... Read more...

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Environment group hails tax hike on diesel cars


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Wednesday hailed the Delhi governments' decision to increase tax on diesel vehicles by 25 percent saying that ... Read more...

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Electric cars ‘are as dirty as diesel cars’


February 24th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): The amount of pollution generated by electric cars is similar to that of a frugal conventional diesel car, according to UK consumer watchdogs.Experts at Which? said electric cars ... Read more...

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Greens cheer Ramesh’s call to restrict big diesel cars


November 13th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Environmentalists Saturday welcomed Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh's remarks that it was criminal to drive big diesel cars, saying these were a threat to energy security, ... Read more...

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Fiat launches Grande Punto’s diesel variant


July 16th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Fiat India Friday launched the diesel variant of its hatchback car, Grande Punto, priced at Rs.6.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and said it is planning to develop a ... Read more...

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Mukherjee increases excise duty on oil, tobacco, gold


February 26th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday announced hike in excise duty for petrol, diesel, cars, TVs, cigarettes, tobacco, air-conditioner, gold and silver which were exempted ... Read more...

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Best way to cut down emissions is to make cars smaller


January 18th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The best way to cut down emissions of poisonous gases in the short term is to make smaller petrol and diesel cars. Manufacturers are more likely to produce smaller ... Read more...

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Now, a car that uses urine to cut its harmful emissions


October 14th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 14 (ANI): Reports indicate that Mazda's new CX-7 four-wheel-drive uses a urine-like solution to cut its tailpipe emissions.According to a report by Fairfax Digital, the compound, called AdBlue, is a ... Read more...

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