All stories by Shally Seth Mohile
Why are luxury carmakers bullish on India?Rediff.com13 Feb 2021
Mercedes-Benz India, BMW India and Audi India have lined up over 50 new model launches as they seek to recoup previous year's loss in volumes, reports Shally Seth Mohile.
'Budget should focus on making manufacturing competitive'Rediff.com29 Jan 2021
'It has the potential to add half a trillion dollars to the economy over the next five years.'
Long, winding road ahead for electric cars in IndiaRediff.com27 Jan 2021
The electric vehicle evolution in India's passenger vehicle market has remained frozen in time and may see limited adoption over the next decade, experts say.
Mercedes to launch 15 new models in IndiaRediff.com21 Jan 2021
The Three-Pointed Star also unveiled its 2021 motto coined as 'Reimagining Excellence', which aims at making the brand more desirable and drawing customers closer.
Mahindra lays off two-thirds of staff at its North American subsidiaryRediff.com14 Jan 2021
Firm attributes move to pandemic and legal spat with Fiat Chrysler, says it is in line with group's strategy to re-think capital allocation and drive efficiency.
Will Tesla's entry boost sale of EVs in India?Rediff.com6 Jan 2021
With only a handful of models by a few manufacturers including Tata Nexon, MG ZS, Hyundai Kona, among others, the segment has remained under tapped.
Want to buy a Lamborghini?Rediff.com2 Jan 2021
A flurry of new models like the Huracan STO, Huracan EVO RWD Spyder will arrive in India in 2021.
Ford, Mahindra to scrap proposed JVRediff.com1 Jan 2021
US auto major Ford Motor Co on Friday said it and India's Mahindra & Mahindra have decided to scrap their previously announced automotive joint venture and it will continue its independent operations in India as it is. The two companies determined that they will not complete a previously announced automotive joint venture between their respective companies. The decision follows the passing of the December 31, 2020 'longstop' or expiration date of a definitive agreement the organisations entered into in October 2019, Ford Motor Company said in a statement.
GM finds Indian roads a bit too bumpy; to cease manufacturing ops on Dec 24Rediff.com23 Dec 2020
In spite of straddling the market with multiple competitively priced models, GM was pushed to the fringes by the rivals from Japan and Korea.
It's raining freebies and discounts at hotels!Rediff.com17 Dec 2020
From free salons to discounted room rates, hotels are offering it all.
Maruti still rules the Indian marketRediff.com16 Dec 2020
With 15 models and a market share of close to 50 per cent, it rules the Indian market, selling almost 1.5 million units every year, rolling out one model every ten seconds.
Mahindra's Ssangyong misses loan repayment of Rs 480 cr to JP MorganRediff.com16 Dec 2020
M&M, which owns a 75 per cent stake in SYMC, rescued the sport-utility vehicle (SUV) maker from near-insolvency in 2010 but has struggled to revive its fortunes.
Riding on Sonet and Seltos, Kia Motors has big plans for IndiaRediff.com15 Dec 2020
Higher exports will also drive up volumes, as the company seeks to avail of the benefits under the government's recently announced production linked incentive scheme.
Unrest at Toyota's Bidadi unit puts focus on labour reformsRediff.com14 Dec 2020
This crisis has arisen just as demand in India's auto sector started seeing some sort of revival after the nationwide lockdown in March/April.
How the Jawa bike was driven back to its Czech homelandRediff.com9 Dec 2020
When Jawa Motorcycles owner Jiri Gerle sold the legendary but defunct brand to Classic Legends (part-owned by Mahindra & Mahindra), he had one request to the new owners: Please do bring the brand back to its homeland -- the Czech Republic.
Toyota to resume production with limited staff amid face-off with unionRediff.com4 Dec 2020
Production at the maker of Innova and Fortuner has been crippled and it's operating at less than 10 per cent capacity.
Impasse enters Day 16: Toyota rolling out less than 100 units a dayRediff.com27 Nov 2020
Battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, the maker of the Fortuner and Innova models is staring at a steep loss in the ongoing financial year.
Made in India Merc's AMG models cheaper by Rs 25 lakhRediff.com5 Nov 2020
The luxury car market leader will be producing the new-generation cars, sedans, SUVs, and AMG performance cars at one facility.
Bike buyers upgrade to pricier variants amid economic uncertaintyRediff.com3 Nov 2020
In September, sales of 125cc models - that include the Hero Glamour, Splendor, Pulsar 125, Victor Star City, among others - grew by a whopping 30 per cent over the same period a year ago to 305,615 units.
Navratri: While car sales zoom, 2-wheelers trudge alongRediff.com27 Oct 2020
Car deliveries during the nine-day period saw sharp year-on-year (double-digit increase for most automobile companies.