CH Han, Sr. ED, Marketing and Sales, HMIL (left) and Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Marketing and Sales, HMIL

Hyundai launches Xcent at Rs 4.66 lakh

Hyundai finally entered the highly competitive sub-four-meter compact sedan segment with its Xcent, its 10th offering in Indian car market. The car has been aggressively priced at Rs 4.66 lakh ex-showroom Delhi for its base petrol variant and topping at Rs 7.38 lakh for top-end diesel version. The car will pose direct challenge to Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Swift[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive

Volkswagen Pune plant ‘Think Blue’ strengthens environment commitment

Volkswagen’s ‘Think Blue,’ a holistic approach to vehicle production focuses on creating environmental friendly products and solutions, contributing to a sustainable future. Volkswagen Group has over 25 models in India produced from two plants – Pune and Aurangabad. The Pune plant has a manufacturing capacity of 150,000 cars per year, currently manufacturing the Polo, Vento and ŠKODA Rapid. Mahesh Kodumudi,[Read More…]

by March 12, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Nabada Johari customer from Silchar, Richard Tobin - CEO, CNH Industrial, Derek Neilson -Chief Manufacturing Officer, CNH Industrial and Stefano Pampalone - Chief Operating Officer, APAC, CNH Industrial

CASE launches backhoe loader 851 EX

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, announced the launch of the new 96 horsepower 851 EX Backhoe Loader. Richard Tobin, CEO of CNH Industrial, initiated production at a ceremony in the CASE India plant in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, where it was designed and manufactured. Tobin said, “India and the Asia Pacific Region are key markets for CNH Industrial,[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Daimler lays foundation stone for bus manufacturing plant in Chennai

Daimler lays foundation stone for bus manufacturing plant in Chennai

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has laid the foundation stone for its new bus manufacturing facility in Chennai. The company plans to invest Rs 425 crore in the new factory with an installed capacity of 1,500 buses, which can be expanded to 4,000 buses subsequently. The new plant, expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2015, will manufacture[Read More…]

by March 6, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Datsun GO – on the go

Datsun GO – on the go

  Datsun GO, the global car of Nissan Motor Corporation was driven by Auto Components India today in Hyderabad, and the first impressions are good. It has the elements of style and functionality catlysed by mileage that is much sought after by the customers in the entry level segment. Datsun originated in Japan as DAT-GO (DAT car) exactly a century ago; DAT[Read More…]

Arvind Saxena

Arvind Saxena appointed president & managing director of GM India

General Motors today announced the appointment of Arvind Saxena as the new president and managing director of GM India with effect from 1 March 2014.  Arvind will succeed Lowell Paddock, who is moving to GM International Operations (GMIO) as vice president, planning & programme management. “We are delighted to have Arvind join our team and with his extensive experience, lead[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay with Pawan Goenka, Executive Director & President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, M& M Ltd. at the launch of the ‘Mahindra e20’ in Bhutan, post the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding

Mahindra signs MoU with Bhutan to promote electric vehicles

Mahindra Group has signed a MoU with the Government of Bhutan for a strategic partnership to promote the usage of electric vehicles in the Kingdom of Bhutan. On this occasion, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Private Limited announced the launch of its ‘Mahindra e2o’ in Thimphu, the capital city of the Kingdom of Bhutan. The Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay[Read More…]

by February 27, 2014 OEM, Web Exclusive

Hyundai Motor India launches 17th nationwide free car care clinic

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) today announced the 17thedition of the nationwide ‘Free Car Care Clinic’ customer connect program. Through this programme the company’s customers can avail attractive discounts on spare parts/labour charges, selected accessories, and other value added services. In addition, Hyundai is also offering an attractive discount of up to 20 per cent on extended warranty and exciting[Read More…]

by February 27, 2014 News, OEM, Web Exclusive
P Ravishankar, CEO and V Sumantran, Chairman of Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment Company with 435E backhoe loader

Leyland Deere launches 435E backhoe loader

As the current economic conditions demand greater focus on efficiency and operating costs, Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment Company, the equal joint venture between Ashok Leyland and John Deere, today launched 435E backhoe loader in Chennai. Targeting the first time users, the new machine aims to offer 10 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. The existing 435-backhoe loader will continue[Read More…]

by February 18, 2014 News, OEM

Sixth- generation Mercedes S Class challenges vendors’ capabilities

The high-end luxury car segment got its point of reference pushed several notches higher with the launch of Mercedes flagship 2014 S-Class. The new car is a step-up in almost all systems compared to the outgoing version, given utmost challenge for the suppliers in rising to the expectation of the OEM. Priced at more than Rs 1.5 crore the S[Read More…]

by February 13, 2014 OEM