SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE
Maruti Suzuki to make global premiere of concept FUTURO-E at Auto Expo
C V Raman, senior executive director (engineering), Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The latest Concept FUTURO-e is a coupé style SUV. A first from Maruti Suzuki stable. A departure from existing design.”
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Kia Motors eyes full capacity utilisation in India with slew of new models
Kia Motors' manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh has an installed production capacity to roll out 3 lakh units per annum on a three shift basis.
Of bats and balls: How Khelo India is reviving sports goods business
Manufacturing of sports goods has seen a 25% increase this year in Jalandhar — the sports city of India compared with 10% growth last year. Manufacturers and importers have attributed this growth to improved health consciousness among Indians, higher number of gymnasiums and an increase in sporting activities in schools.
MG’s electric ZS SUV outsells EVs of M&M, Tata and Hyundai at launch
MG Motors, a subsidiary of Chinese auto major SAIC, has invested over Rs 3,000 crore in India so far, and is now preparing to pump in additional investments to launch new models.
1/3rd of all passenger vehicles sold are UVs
India’s newfound love for utility vehicles has taken the share of that segment from a mere 13% of total passenger vehicle sales 9 years ago to more than one-third so far this fiscal. In 2010-11, the auto industry rolled out 78 new cars on roads and 36 new UVs. So far in this financial year, 53 new cars have been launched, & an equal number of UVs have been launched.
Ford India's new BS-VI compliant EcoSport comes to India, starting at Rs 8.04 lakh
The compact SUV comes mated with a five-speed manual transmission.
As India switches to BS-VI, sub Rs 10 lakh petrol cars may gain
Sales of petrol cars could likely grow at the expense of diesel cars after the transition, say experts.
Slowdown fails to halt premium SUVs’ run
The premium SUV market in India has bucked the trend in the overall passenger vehicle sales, growing by a third in the past year as consumers upgraded to large, feature-rich products like the MG Hector and Tata Harrier.
Luxury car sales in 2019 see biggest drop in over a decade
Sales of luxury cars in India declined by about 15% last year — the steepest drop in more than a decade.
Auto sales at 20-year nadir in 2019: SIAM
In passenger vehicles, an easing in the pace of decline in December, though on a low base, and an improvement in the rolling average in the last three months of the year led the industry to suggest that the worst may be over.
MG Motor India sells 3,021 units of Hector in December
"As a new entrant in the Indian market, the robust sales momentum of our first offering, the Hector, has been very encouraging. We are working closely with our global and local suppliers to increase the production of the Hector in 2020 to support the booking backlog," said Rakesh Sidana, director for sales, MG Motor India.
Mahindra strengthens its hold over third slot behind Maruti, Hyundai
Mahindra & Mahindra retained its third spot in the Indian passenger vehicle market in the first nine months of 2019-20, and increased its lead over fourth-placed Tata Motors.
SsangYong to join Mahindra-Ford alliance in product sharing
Both the B (B772) and C segment SUVs (W601), which are under development for the JV company, will be shared by Ssangyong Motor Company. Similarly, products made by Ssangyong may be used by Ford for the global markets. A senior management of Ford may soon be visiting Korea to discuss the execution of this plan, new resports said.
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