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China’s auto sales up nearly three percent


July 11th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China's automobile sales hit 9.6 million units in the first half of 2012, up 2.93 percent year-on-year, the auto industry association said Wednesday.Sales of passenger vehicles ... Read more...

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‘Budget may not check diesel subsidy misuse’


March 17th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The union budget has failed to take steps to stop the misuse of diesel subsidy by private cars, said advocacy organisation Centre for Science ... 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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Economic Survey favours higher diesel prices


March 15th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Economic Survey for 2011-12 tabled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Thursday has recommended higher diesel prices, saying the subsidised ... 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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Maruti Suzuki cars to cost more


January 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki Thursday said all its cars will cost more from next week due to a hike in commodity input prices and the ... Read more...

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Bosch to invest Rs.2,200 crore to ramp up production


January 4th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) German automotive components manufacturer Bosch Wednesday said it would invest Rs.2,200 crore over two years (2012 and 2013) to expand capacity and develop new technologies ... Read more...

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M&M; is Indian F1’s official vehicle partner


September 5th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindira and Mahindra Monday said that it has become the official intervention and support vehicle partner to the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) which ... Read more...

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Honda India to replace parts on City sedans


September 5th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Japaness automobile major Honda's Indian subsidiary Monday said it will carry out preventive part-replacement of the power window switch in 72,115 units of the second-generation ... Read more...

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Mahindra to launch SsangYong SUVs by next year


September 5th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra Monday said it will launch sports utility vehicles (SUVs) from SsangYong in India by the middle of next year after ... Read more...

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General Motors launches Beat’s diesel version


July 25th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) American automobile major General Motors Monday launched the diesel version of its bestseller hatchback Beat at a price ranging between Rs.429,000 to Rs.545,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). ... Read more...

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41 stolen vehicles recovered in Chandigarh in May


June 1st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Chandigarh Police Wednesday said it had arrested 11 auto thieves and recovered 41 vehicles, including luxurious cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs), during the month of ... Read more...

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Tata Motors May sales rise 10 percent


June 1st, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Tata Motors Wednesday reported a rise of 10 percent in sales for May, buoyed by an increase in exports and commercial vehicles sales."Tata Motors total sales ... Read more...

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Desert Storm Rally hits dust tracks Tuesday


February 21st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Anand Philar Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) One of India's most gruelling motorsport events, the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm that covers 3,500 km over six days, will be flagged off here Tuesday afternoon ... Read more...

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Gang of car thieves nabbed in Punjab


December 12th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mandi Gobindgarh (Punjab), Dec 12 (IANS) A gang of car thieves, including a sacked policeman, who specialised in stealing Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) was nabbed in Punjab and eight vehicles seized from ... Read more...

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SUV owners should not drive on subsidised diesel: Ramesh


November 30th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Days after he termed the use of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) in India as criminal, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said that SUV owners should ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh now calls SUVs ’socially useless vehicles’


November 25th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Days after he termed use of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) in India as criminal, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday called them "socially useless vehicles"."I have got very ... Read more...

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German Ambassador questions Jairam Ramesh’s remarks on German Automotive Manufacturers


November 13th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Nov.13 (ANI): The German Ambassador to India, Thomas Matussek, said here on Saturday, that its too difficult to imagine Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh commenting on ... Read more...

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Use of SUVs in India is criminal: Jairam Ramesh


November 12th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Friday expressed concern over heavy cars such as Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), saying the use of heavy-sized ... Read more...

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India’s Mahindras may acquire Korea’s Ssangyong next year (Lead)


November 11th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Seoul, Nov 11 (IANS) Indian utility vehicle maker Mahindra and Mahindra should seal the deal to acquire Ssangyong, South Korea's third largest automobile brand, for around $400-500 million ... Read more...

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`Mahindras to seal deal with Ssangyong by early next year’


November 11th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Seoul, Nov 11 (IANS) Indian utility vehicle maker Mahindra and Mahindra should seal the deal to acquire South Korea's third largest automobile brand Ssangyong for around $400-500 million ... 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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Hindustan Motors to launch premium sedan Lancer Evolution X


September 30th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 30 (IANS) India's oldest car maker Hindustan Motors is planning to launch premium sedan- Lancer Evolution X- from the stables of Japanese Mitsubishi Motors this fiscal.The two companies have a ... Read more...

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Sensex rallies on eve of festive season (Weekly Review)


September 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities surged over 3 percent this week, the sharpest rally in over six months, as good economic outlook ahead of the festive ... Read more...

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Eight held for stealing vehicles in Punjab


September 9th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rajpura (Punjab), Sep 9 (IANS) An inter-state gang of vehicle thieves was busted Thursday with the arrest of eight people in this Punjab town, police said. The police recovered six Bolero jeeps and ... Read more...

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Mahindra inks pact to acquire Ssangyong Motors


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) Monday entered into an agreement with Ssangyong Motor to acquire a majority stake in the South Korean sport utility vehicle maker ... Read more...

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Mahindra chosen preferred bidder for Ssangyong Motors (Lead)


August 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Seoul, Aug 12 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) Thursday emerged the preferred bidder to acquire South Korean Ssangyong Motor. The preferred bidder status is given by the vendor who usually intends ... Read more...

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Ruia Group to bid for south Korean SsangYong Motor (Lead)


August 8th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) City-based Ruia Group Sunday said it will make a bid to acquire troubled South Korean SsangYong Motor Company, whose technological competence overseas presence make it an attractive buy. "Ruia ... Read more...

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Tata Motors to launch new vehicles in India and China


August 3rd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Multinational Tata Motors is planning to introduce new fuel efficient cars and hybrid vehicles in emerging markets and looking at ways to raise sales of luxury brands ... Read more...

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Mercedes Benz India logs record July sales


August 2nd, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Luxury car maker Mercedes Benz India closed last month with a record sales of 521 units - the highest ever monthly sales in its 15-year existence in India. The ... Read more...

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A government pilot to identify the country’s poorest


June 16th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The rural development ministry will launch a pilot project across 256 villages next month in a bid to identify the poor under a new set ... Read more...

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Nissan Issues A Recall Of More Than 540,000 Vehicles


May 5th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Nissan Motors has enunciated the recall of 540,000 vehicles to repair brake pedals and gas gauges. The crisis with the wiring harness could thwart the ... Read more...

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Car-makers to raise prices after excise duty hike


February 26th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, Feb 26 (IANS) Car-makers Friday said they will hike prices of their cars by up to Rs.25,000 following a two percent hike in excise duty on all non-oil products ... Read more...

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GM to close down Hummer as its sale to Chinese firm fails


February 25th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (DPA) US carmaker General Motors Corp announced Wednesday that it would start winding down its loss-making Hummer brand of sports-utility vehicles after the collapse of a deal to sell ... Read more...

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