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Tata Motors forays into Indonesia


September 11th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Sep 11 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors said Tuesday it is starting a new subsidiary in Indonesia to foray into both passenger and commercial vehicles."We will establish deeply rooted ... Read more...

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Eon, XUV 500 and Brio most online searched cars: Survey


June 5th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A study by a leading agency Tuesday revealed that Hyundai Eon, Mahindra XUV 500, Honda Brio, Tata Manza, Maruti Kizashi and Toyota Liva were among ... Read more...

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South Korean carmakers’ exports hit record high


April 9th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 9 (IANS) South Korean carmakers marked their record monthly exports last month due to robust overseas demand for small-sized cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) manufactured domestically, a ... Read more...

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Nissan to build new $2 bn plant in Mexico


January 27th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Nissan Motor Co. announced plans to invest $2 billion in building a third manufacturing facility in Mexico.The new plant in the central state of Aguascalientes ... Read more...

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Mizoram to have high security number plates to check car thefts


January 24th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Jan 24 (IANS) The Mizoram government will soon introduce high security registration plates for all vehicles to check car thefts in the northeastern state, officials said here Tuesday.In Mizoram, ... Read more...

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Peugeot’s India-assembled car to hit roads by 2014


January 5th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) French car maker Peugeot Thursday said it plans to roll out locally assembled units of its various models in the Indian market by 2014."We will ... Read more...

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Car, motorbike thefts rampant in Mizoram, Tripura


October 15th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Oct 15 (IANS) Vehicle thefts are rampant in two northeastern states of Mizoram and Tripura, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, though some of the stolen cars and two-wheelers have been ... Read more...

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Advanced Bolero to attract more buyers


September 9th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M;) is targeting owners of hatchback and sedan cars with an advanced model of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) Bolero, ... Read more...

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Ford’s Figo crosses one lakh-sales mark


July 1st, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Figo, Ford India's best-selling hatchback, has sold more than one lakh units since it was launched 15 months ago, the company said Friday."Due to continued strong ... Read more...

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Ford India logs sales growth in June


July 1st, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Ford India, the Indian subsidiary of the American car major Ford Motor Company, sold 9,145 units in June 2011 including exports, the company said Friday.A total ... Read more...

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Three killed as monsoon begins havoc in Nepal


July 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) Only 17 days into monsoon, Nepal Friday felt the adverse side of bountiful rains with landslides killing at least three people and inundation beginning in dozens ... 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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Squalls affect power, transport in Mizoram, Tripura


May 26th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, May 26 (IANS) Seasonal cyclonic rainstorms have badly affected power supply and surface transport in the northeastern states of Mizoram and Tripura since Monday, officials said Thursday. Damage to ... Read more...

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Toyota cuts in US, Canada to hit small car buyers


April 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto/New York, April 20 (IANS) Toyota is further cutting its production in North America plants because of shortage of parts caused by the March 11 disaster in Japan. The ... Read more...

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Hyundai proposes Rs.1,500 crore investment in Tamil Nadu


January 21st, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) South Korean automobile group Hyundai has submitted a Rs.1,500 crore fresh investment proposal to the Tamil Nadu government and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will soon be signed, ... 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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Indiana Road Conditions Critical, Motorists Alerted


December 14th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In road conditions in the state of Indiana are becoming bad to worse with time and a state of emergency has been declared as per the ... Read more...

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Indian innovator’s amphibious vehicle gathers dust


November 30th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) Three years ago a Kerala mechanic hit the headlines for creating an amphibious vehicle. But today he is a broken man, having invested all his savings ... Read more...

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CNG buses to make Agartala a green city


October 6th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 6 (IANS) After 22 years, the Tripura government will bring back town bus services in capital Agartala by introducing 75 buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) to make ... 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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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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Japanese delegation to sign MoU with Tamil Nadu this year


September 28th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) A Japanese delegation is expected to visit here sometime late October or early November and sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government for partnering ... Read more...

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Heavy rains in Delhi, more showers likely (Lead)


September 19th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Heavy rains drenched Delhi Sunday morning, leading to waterlogging in several areas in the national capital. The weatherman forecast a cloudy sky and more showers during the ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Delhi


September 19th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi was drenched Sunday morning as heavy rains lashed the capital, leading to waterlogging in many areas. The weatherman predicted more showers during the day. "The skies will ... Read more...

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10 cars to join Delhi Fire Service


August 8th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) About 10 small cars fitted with fire fighting equipment will join the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) ahead of the Commonwealth Games so that they can get through ... 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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Maruti Suzuki’s July sales up 29.18 percent


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Monday reported a 29.18 percent increase in sales for July at 1,00,857 vehicles as against 78,074 for the like period of ... 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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Bajaj Renault to roll out low-cost car by 2012


May 5th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Bajaj Auto Wednesday promised a competitor to the Tata Nano by 2012 with a similar price tag of around $2,500 but better fuel efficiency in collaboration with ... 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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Agartala to be India’s first green city


March 21st, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 21 (IANS) Tripura Sunday announced plans to make all public and private vehicles in Agartala run on compressed natural gas (CNG) by 2013, thus making the capital "India's first green ... Read more...

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Renault-Nissan in talks with Ashok Leyland for making cars


March 17th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Renault-Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn Tuesday confirmed that the alliance is in talks with Indian truck maker Ashok Leyland for making small cars. "There is a sizeable market for ... Read more...

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Ford India launches much-awaited ‘Figo’ in New Delhi


March 9th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 9 (ANI): Ford India launched its much-awaited compact car 'Figo' at Taj Hotel here on Tuesday.The car was launched in both diesel and petrol versions.Priced at Rs 3,49,000, ... Read more...

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India’s car sales up 33 percent in February (Second Lead)


March 8th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Anticipation of a price hike after the budget pushed car sales in India in February this year. A total of 153,845 vehicles were sold as their sales ... Read more...

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Higher auto components’ import foreseen


March 7th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) India's automobile industry could increase import of components by as much as 42 percent by 2013-14, based on current consumption levels. Imports could grow faster, once free ... Read more...

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