The entire automotive industry including all the players in the passenger car, commercial vehicle as well as two/three wheeler manufacturers have united to seek a reduction in the GST rate from 28 per cent to 18 per cent on vehicles. This was reinforced by Rajan Wadhera, President, SIAM, who cited media reports which suggested that that some auto industry leaders do not agree to the SIAM proposal for GST reduction on vehicles.
Accordingly Renault unveiled Triber in India. The 7-seater vehicle will be manufactured at the company's Chennai plant. Built on the car maker's latest generation modular platform, Renault Triber will be launched in the country in the second half of 2019. Powering Renault Triber will be a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre petrol engine that makes 72 PS and 96 Nm of peak torque. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed Easy-R automatic transmission.
Tata Motors will be revealing its first ever premium hatchback, the Altroz next month in India. We have previously had a look at the car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, but it was dubbed the ‘Geneva Edition’, and was in near-production form. What we will get to see next month will be the India-spec Altroz.
The Hyundai Creta will undergo a generation change before March 2020. The second-gen Creta is already in the works and while Hyundai is yet to confirm it, we can’t rule out market introduction of the new model at next year’s Indian Auto Expo.
New Delhi sources stated that in less than two years of his appointment as president of Nissan India Pvt Ltd, Thomas Keuhl steps down from his position with immediate effect. He assumed his responsibility of Indian operation on October 1st 2017.
Kia motors is all set to unveil Seltos in India on June 20. Based on SP Concept, which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, Kia Seltos will be the maiden offering from the South Korean carmaker in the country. While we got a glimpse of the upcoming compact SUV's interiors through design sketches, several spy pics have now come up giving us a better idea of the cabin.
Honda’s seven-seater is offered with a 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel and an 119hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine. Dealerships are offering discounts of up to Rs 1.15 lakh on the Honda BR-V, which competes against MPVs such as the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Mahindra Marazzo.
Accordingly MG rris Garages) Motor India's first experience store was today inaugurated at Milestone Experian Centre in Sector-15, Gurugram. The company is all set to launch its premium SUV Hector in the country later during the month.
In the weeks preceding the India launch of the MG Hector, the British brand has been busy setting up its dealership network and service workshops in the country. While Hector prices will be announced in mid-June 2019 by which time MG Motor has said it will have 120 touch points across 50 Indian cities its dealerships will open bookings for the SUV will officially begin at 12 pm on MG’s India website.
Skoda Karoq will be joining the Kodiaq in the company's SUV portfolio next year. Launched globally in the latter half of 2017, the Karoq was conceived as a replacement for the Yeti. Sitting below the Kodiaq, the upcoming Skoda SUV will be brought in via the CBU route. The Skoda Karoq India launch will take place by mid-2020.
MG Motor India has announced that the bookings for the Hector SUV will begin from June 4, 2019. These bookings will open only online on the company's website on the said date from 12 pm. The company will initially support the booking process across 120 centers in India. The car maker aims to expand this reach to a total of 250 centers by September this year.
The FAME 2 scheme has given electric mobility a shot in the arm and is a step in the right direction to make India a viable market for electric vehicles. Though the announcement has not given any special consideration to electric cars, the expansion plans of fast chargers and other infrastructure has garnered some interest among carmakers to take the Indian car market more seriously as far as electric cars
Accordingly Japanese auto major Honda will use hybrid vehicles as intermediates in the next two years in India before going for full electric vehicles (EVs) as it expects setting up of supporting infrastructure such as charging stations to take time, according to a senior company official. The company, which is present in India through a wholly owned subsidiary, aims to follow the government's push
One of the most awaited products of the year, the Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV has been launched in India. Prices for the new Hyundai Venue start at Rs. 6.50 lakh for the base petrol version, going up to Rs. 11.10 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India) for the range-topping automatic variant. However
According to report Hyundai India is all set to launch its first subcompact SUV in India on May 21, 2019 and we are all looking forward to yet another competitor in that very segment. The Hyundai Venue, then has to compete with the all them and bring in something new to the table, to make sure that it stands out when compared to its rivals. But the biggest differentiator will be the price and Hyundai is bound to take the aggressive route.