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    Maruti Suzuki crosses 20 lakh cumulative exports mark

    The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Saturday said it has achieved the milestone of 20 lakh cumulative exports. The auto major achieved the milestone as a batch of products comprising S-Presso, Swift and Vitara Brezza left for South Africa from the Mundra Port in Gujarat.

    MG Motor, Tata Power set up EV-charging station in Chennai

    MG, along with its partners, has so far installed 22 such stations across 17 cities, the highest by any automobile original equipment manufacturer, a company statement said.

    BMW brings R 18 Classic to India at Rs 24 lakh

    BMW Motorrad India has launched the all-new BMW R 18 Classic in the country. The all-new BMW R 18 Classic can be ordered as a completely built-up unit (CBU) from today onwards through the BMW Motorrad dealer network for ex-showroom price of Rs 24,00,000. It comes with a standard warranty for ‘three years, unlimited kilometers’.

    Hindustan Motors plans to divest manufacturing units in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh

    In a regulatory filing, it said the board has decided to obtain shareholders' approval for 'sale, lease' or disposal of 'the whole or substantially, the whole of the Uttarpara and the Pithampur plant as a going concern'.

    The future of car navigation has arrived

    GPS technology once tracked submarines, and today a far more powerful system can help you hunt down a ham and swiss sub.

    Omega Seiki to invest Rs 100 crore to set up production base in Bangladesh

    Currently, Omega Seiki has two manufacturing plants in India, located at IMT Faridabad and IMT Manesar, Haryana. The vehicles manufactured in Bangladesh will be sold under the OSM brand through local partners and franchises.

    Work towards more localisation or we will think of increasing import duty: Nitin Gadkari to Auto Industry

    “I am requesting to [Sic.] auto manufacturing companies to take it (localisation) very seriously. Otherwise, for import of components we will think on the direction to increase more custom duty on that,” the minister said. “So, this is the time for the industry to support ‘Make in India’ movement.”

    Buying a car could soon cost you more: Here's the lowdown on why, from when and by how much

    The likes of Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra, who have raised prices twice in 6 months, have already hinted at a price increase come April. Eicher Motors-owned Royal Enfield too has indicated at yet another round of 3-5% price increase having already raised prices by a similar quantum at the beginning of 2021.

    After shortage of semiconductors, another big headache awaits automakers

    ​​The combination of supply shortages and surging demand has put pressure on prices with overall chip prices going up by 4-6% in 2021, with supply constraints set to last for the next 2-3 quarters. Not only car companies, semiconductor firms are also looking for alternatives.

    Digital tools helping customers achieve 15% overall savings: Ashok Leyland

    The commercial vehicle maker's digital integration across its business began in 2017, with the launch of a digital marketplace which included a host of solutions like iALERT, Service Mandi, Leykart and eDiagnostics.

    Amazon India deploys Mahindra Electric's electric vehicles in its delivery network

    Under the partnership, Amazon India has deployed close to hundred Mahindra Treo Zor EVs in seven major cities, the companies said in a joint statement. The cities where the electric three-wheeler, Mahindra Treo Zor have been deployed so far include Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore and Lucknow.

    Take package or face litigation, General Motors India tells staff

    Take package or face litigation, General Motors India tells staff

    Maharashtra, meanwhile, has rejected GM India’s closure application, a decision that the automaker called ‘surprising’ as it “diverges sharply from the state’s business-friendly reputation.”

    Tata Motors to tap JLR synergy for SUVs

    Tata Motors to tap JLR synergy for SUVs

    The firm, which on Monday launched the all-new Safari SUV with introductory prices ranging from Rs 14.69 lakh to Rs 21.45 lakh, is seeking to build on the legacy of the Safari brand which “has played a leading role in shaping the Indian SUV market”.

    Karnataka may replace half of government vehicles with EVs in 3 years

    Karnataka may replace half of government vehicles with EVs in 3 years

    The Karnataka government has set itself a target to replace half of petrol and diesel-run government vehicles with electric vehicles in the next 2-3 years, deputy chief minister C N Ashwath Narayan said.

    Hyundai launches new car maintenance programme for customers

    Hyundai launches new car maintenance programme for customers

    Despite uncertainties over increasing commodity prices and supply of semiconductors, Tata Motors expects its growth in the upcoming fiscal to be better than that of the industry.

    Expect domestic PV industry growth in double digits in FY22: Tata Motors

    Expect domestic PV industry growth in double digits in FY22: Tata Motors

    Despite uncertainties over increasing commodity prices and supply of semiconductors, Tata Motors expects its growth in the upcoming fiscal to be better than that of the industry.

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