Pritish Raj

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Auto Expo 2020: New entrants like Kia Motors, MG Motor & more plan to compete only in SUV segment, here’s why!

Better off-road presence, multiple options and sporty styling in SUVs has evidently pulled up customers from the hatchback and mid-size sedan segment in the last five years.

Chinese brand Great Wall Motors banks on safety, connected features for cars in India

Great Wall Motors (GWM) will invest around $1 billion (approx Rs 7,000 crore) in India on product development, manufacturing plant and marketing.

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Auto Expo 2020: Electric vehicle start-ups steal the show on the second day

Manufacturers, however, were sure that the demand would pick up if there are more products in the market and a gradual establishment of the charging infrastructure.

Tata-M&M vs Maruti-Hyundai: Auto Inc divided on electric vehicle push

On Wednesday, Maruti's managing director & CEO Kenichi Ayukawa told FE there are no immediate plans to launch electric cars as the government support is not enough and cost of developing them is too high.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Deadly virus looms large at Auto Expo 2020

China-based manufacturers, including MG Motor, Great Wall Motor and FAW group, which had booked around 20% of the total space of around 40,000 square metres, were mostly represented by their Indian counterparts despite the pr

Auto Expo 2020: This year it’s either the SUVs or electric vehicles

The stress on SUVs stems from the fact that despite the slowdown in car sales for the past 17 consecutive months, demand for SUVs have remained robust.

Auto industry not hopeful of robust demand this year

Even as auto majors showcased an exciting range of upcoming vehicles at the ongoing Auto Expo, the mood around sales remained somber as the passenger vehicle industry is going through one of the worst slowdowns in two decades

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Govt support for electric vehicles not enough- Kenichi Ayukawa

Ayukawa said he does not expect EVs of Tata Motors and Mahindra to be very successful.

Budget 2020: Dreams on wheels for middle class

Budget 2020-21: Likewise, prospective buyers of Honda Activa 125cc scooter with an EMI of around Rs 1,400 can upgrade to a Suzuki Burgman Street 125, which has an EMI of around Rs 1,700.

Auto industry growth likely to pick up by December quarter, prices might increase later: Toyota

Toyota says that the next few months appear to be highly volatile and challenging. We are making plans and continuously adjusting to match the severe market conditions.

BS4 two-wheeler inventory touches high despite slump in demand, here’s why!

Retail two-wheeler sales rose 5% year-on-year (y-o-y) in October and 3% y-o-y in November on account of festive demand and a steep rise in discounts. As a result, inventory had come down to three-week levels. However, retails

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MG ZS is the latest preferred electric vehicle for govt after Tigor EV and eVerito

EESL has ordered around five cars of MG Motor, to be used and tested by officials and post their satisfaction, more orders will be placed, one of the persons said.

MG ZS EV to launch on 27th january in india, to compete with hyundai kona, expected price

MG working on a Maruti Suzuki Ertiga rival: Debut at 2020 Auto Expo!

The decision follows the latest announcement of an MPV launch — Carnival — by rival Kia Motors and a strong double digit growth in the segment sales in an otherwise subdued passenger vehicle demand.

MG ZS EV to launch on 27th january in india, to compete with hyundai kona, expected price

Hyundai not to pass high BS 6 vehicle cost to consumers

The country’s second-largest passenger vehicle manufacturer, Hyundai Motor India, has indicated that for its BS-VI vehicles, it’s not going to pass on the entire increased cost to consumers but will absorb a portion of it

Auto slowdown: Slow capex, hiring likely until pick-up in demand

Over 15,000 people lost their jobs in 2019, one lakh were laid off by component makers.

Expect auto sales to pick up in third quarter of 2020: Toyota Kirloskar

Rage on the Road: Sedans lose the race to SUVs

On the other hand, the yearly volumes of utility vehicles, the likes of which are Maruti’s Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta, have touched around 9.5 lakh units currently as against 5.8 lakh units in FY16, a growth of 64% ove

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Sedans losing the race to SUVs in terms of sales, here’s why!

So far this fiscal (April-December 2019), sedan sales declined 43% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 69,500 units, the sharpest fall among other passenger vehicle categories.

Road Ministry not open to relax norms for electric two-wheelers, here’s why

Two-wheeler makers said the conditions under the first phase — from April 2015 to March 2019 — were simpler, as they did not have tighter rules.

Bajaj chetak electric to launch on 14th january 2020, know expected price, features, range etc

Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra give January price hike a miss

Since BS-VI models will be launched at a higher price, industry wants to liquidate BS-IV models first.

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New electric vehicles line-up to electrify Auto Expo 2020: Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and more!

Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors, which is yet to start Indian operations, will come up with at least three electric cars. Among others, Renault India, Audi and Mercedes Benz will be displaying their portfolio of electric

As BS4 stocks reduce, carmakers planning to roll back heavy discounts!

To make the most amid a slowing demand in the domestic market for over a year, manufacturers shelled out the highest ever consumer offers on cars since July-August last year.

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Car despatches crawl; buyers ignore offers in December

Demand for cars has been tepid since July 2018 impacted by the sharp rise in prices and limited availability of finance; volumes have fallen in 16 of the last 18 months.

Passenger vehicle retail sales jump 11 percent in Oct 2019 1on festive demand says FADA

Bajaj banks on marketing, features to rev up entry-level bike sales

In the near term, Bajaj wants to only focus on the entry-level motorcycle segment and does not want to experiment with the space where Royal Enfield has a lion’s share.

Beating the slowdown: New cars race ahead in 2019

Many new cars surpassed the sales of the models which were segment leaders and in some cases had been in the market for over five years.

Kia Seltos Electric version under development, likely to share battery, motor with Hyundai Kona EV

Honda Motorcycle halts wage revision at Manesar plant as sales slip

The wage revision is part of a regular exercise undertaken by auto companies once in three years. With the revision, the workers would have received a salary hike of around Rs 25,000 each over the next three years.

50% of Hyundai launches in future to be in SUV segment

The ambitious target stems from the fact that the SUV sales have been growing at a brisk pace for the last five years, thanks to more than a dozen models launched by several manufacturers and consumer interest slowly shifting

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Clearance sale: It’s raining discounts for car buyers in December

Maruti has kept most of the offers similar to what it had given during the festive season, as over half of its models are already BS-VI compliant with very limited BS-IV stock left.

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