Rahil Ansari said that Audi will focus on alternative fuel technology, including electric vehicles, as it looks to bring environmentally sustainable mobility solutions to India.
Honda cars India today launched WR-V the compact crossover. The company aims to position WR-V somewhere between MPV and SUV with sporty exterior looks, and high ground clearance.
India levies high duty on automobiles in completely built condition, a policy aimed at promoting local manufacturing.
If they can convince consumers about quality, Chinese automakers, with their frugal technologies, can reap big success in the cost-conscious Indian market.
“We have conducted 35-40 different crash tests on each model and variant to check the compliance,” said CV Raman, executive director in charge of R&D.
Petrol is making deeper inroads also into the utility vehicles space, where diesel has always been the preferred choice because of the higher fuel efficiency and torque.
The Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme is aimed at encouraging people to scrap their old vehicles and replace them with modern, more fuel-efficient and less-polluting ones.
"It's also important we should bring to India our global products so that consumers can enjoy the technology and state of the art performance." Carlos Tavares said.
“We have been studying this company for the last eight months and we became very sure that this company was worth going for so we brought this to the board.”
Opposing camp says it’s tough to meet safety, emission norms and keep vehicle length below 4 metre; supporting camp says small cars, too, can meet all norms.
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