Swaraj Baggonkar

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As retail demand sinks, 2-wheeler plants opt for 10-day shutdown

As retail demand sinks, 2-wheeler plants opt for 10-day shutdown

Rediff.com27 Dec 2016

The two-wheeler industry marked its first fall in 11 months in November with sales of 1.24 million reporting a fall of nearly six per cent compared to the same month last year

What game are these car companies playing?

What game are these car companies playing?

Rediff.com10 Dec 2016

While offering discounts of up to Rs 1 lakh, Hyundai, Ford and Honda are also hiking prices by 1-2% from January, Swaraj Baggonkar/Business Standard reports from Mumbai.

Chinese are here! SAIC Motor to drive into India in 2018

Chinese are here! SAIC Motor to drive into India in 2018

Rediff.com6 Dec 2016

China's biggest carmaker, which own brands like Maxus, MG, Roewe and Yuejin, plans to invest $1 billion in India manufacturing unit, reports Swaraj Baggonkar from Mumbai.

Cash crunch slows down commercial vehicle sales

Cash crunch slows down commercial vehicle sales

Rediff.com5 Dec 2016

Commercial vehicles witnessed a fall of 15-17% in November as buyers struggled to meet margin money requirements, reports Swaraj Baggonkar.

Did cheap car tag, cars on fire ruin Nano's image?

Did cheap car tag, cars on fire ruin Nano's image?

Rediff.com3 Nov 2016

"Nano is like an open canvas for us. We have the option of positioning it on the lines of the (Volkswagen) Beetle or the (BMW) Mini."

From safety issues to cheap car tag, Tata Nano is a self induced struggle

From safety issues to cheap car tag, Tata Nano is a self induced struggle

Rediff.com29 Oct 2016

Nano's production though continues unhindered despite mounting losses

Foreign hotel chains push Indian majors on back foot

Foreign hotel chains push Indian majors on back foot

Rediff.com20 Oct 2016

Marriott-Starwood, Carlson Rezidor and others are winning the tug-of-war for customers with local hotel chains as they add new properties at a breakneck speed.

Renault Kwid performs poorly in Euro crash test

Renault Kwid performs poorly in Euro crash test

Rediff.com20 Sep 2016

The protection to the driver's chest due to high chest compression was poor and the passenger's chest received weak protection

Fiat debuts Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee models in India

Fiat debuts Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee models in India

Rediff.com31 Aug 2016

The luxury SUVs will compete against models of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Porsche and Land Rover

OYO Rooms a threat: Cyrus Mistry

OYO Rooms a threat: Cyrus Mistry

Rediff.com24 Aug 2016

OYO Rooms offers rooms for Rs 1,200-5,500 in all major cities.

More buyers for old cars in non-metros

More buyers for old cars in non-metros

Rediff.com24 Aug 2016

Better roads, more disposable income helps boost demand.

Mahindra eyeing driverless tractors, calls it 'most fertile ground'

Mahindra eyeing driverless tractors, calls it 'most fertile ground'

Rediff.com11 Aug 2016

Anand Mahindra says driverless tractors could change the future of food production.

Small cars, two-wheelers set for a cheaper ride

Small cars, two-wheelers set for a cheaper ride

Rediff.com5 Aug 2016

Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Hyundai stand to gain the maximum, given their large portfolio of products in the sub-4 meter segment.

Indians most open to using self-driving cars

Indians most open to using self-driving cars

Rediff.com22 Jul 2016

Only 36 per cent in Japan and 44 per cent in Germany were willing to use such vehicles.

Tata Motors wants to be among India's top 3: Mistry

Tata Motors wants to be among India's top 3: Mistry

Rediff.com14 Jul 2016

The company is banking on investments lined up for product development and other innovations.

Government agency scanner on car recalls

Government agency scanner on car recalls

Rediff.com8 Jul 2016

Nodal body, which will take charge on October 1, to maintain data, will suggest recalls & fines.

Messi's conviction, a dent in Tata Motors' plan?

Messi's conviction, a dent in Tata Motors' plan?

Rediff.com7 Jul 2016

Tata Motors might have to rethink its association with sportstar Lionel Messi.

Messi's conviction a blow to Tata Motors

Messi's conviction a blow to Tata Motors

Rediff.com7 Jul 2016

The firm, which recently said Messi's retirement from soccer wouldn't impact its deal with him, may now have to do a rethink.

Why there will be delay in farm sector recovery

Why there will be delay in farm sector recovery

Rediff.com1 Jul 2016

Average delinquency rate for close to 12 months seasoned loans was 9% during 2009.

Why small cars will get cheaper

Why small cars will get cheaper

Rediff.com16 Jun 2016

Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai would make the largest gain.

Mileage scandal: Pay cut for five Suzuki directors

Mileage scandal: Pay cut for five Suzuki directors

Rediff.com9 Jun 2016

They are also on the board of Maruti Suzuki India.

Datsun's redi-GO revs up low-cost entry to Motown

Datsun's redi-GO revs up low-cost entry to Motown

Rediff.com4 Jun 2016

The redi-GO will take on Maruti Suzuki's best-seller Alto, Hyundai's Eon, and Renault's Kwid

Rajiv Bajaj hits out at Global NCAP on safety tests

Rajiv Bajaj hits out at Global NCAP on safety tests

Rediff.com18 May 2016

Euro NCAP had said it was disappointed to see quadricycles, including the Bajaj Qute, lack basic safety features.

Luxury car lovers spoilt for choice in classy rides

Luxury car lovers spoilt for choice in classy rides

Rediff.com16 May 2016

In the past four months, launches of luxury and super luxury cars have sped ahead of non-luxury ones.

SC ban forces Toyota to rethink India strategy

SC ban forces Toyota to rethink India strategy

Rediff.com14 May 2016

Japanese automaker says the 'element of trust has been broken'

SUV demand soars as new launches flood market

SUV demand soars as new launches flood market

Rediff.com10 May 2016

The passenger car segment, in comparison, remained sluggish and grew a modest 1.9 per cent to 162,566 units in April

Future tense for Bajaj Auto's Qute

Future tense for Bajaj Auto's Qute

Rediff.com21 Apr 2016

Consumer groups have urged Bajaj Auto not to bring the Qute to India until such a time that necessary adjustments have been made to its design

Maruti Suzuki struggles to meet demand for Baleno

Maruti Suzuki struggles to meet demand for Baleno

Rediff.com15 Apr 2016

The Baleno is among the top selling cars with unserviced bookings of 55,000 units.

In Tesla, electric car makers find a spark

In Tesla, electric car makers find a spark

Rediff.com13 Apr 2016

Model 3 received 180,000 orders worldwide.

After stumble, can Carlos Ghosn regain his stride?

After stumble, can Carlos Ghosn regain his stride?

Rediff.com15 Mar 2016

Ghosn's partnership with motorcycle and auto-rickshaw maker Bajaj Auto got most publicity.

Auto companies' hopes soar

Auto companies' hopes soar

Rediff.com2 Mar 2016

Will the Budget ignite the rural demand?

We are not creating any more car capacity: R C Bhargava

We are not creating any more car capacity: R C Bhargava

Rediff.com18 Feb 2016

'We have not done budgeting yet for the coming year.'

'Volkswagen used defeat device in India too'

'Volkswagen used defeat device in India too'

Rediff.com18 Feb 2016

The emission is nine times more than cap; Volkswagen denies the claim.

Top carmakers join forces for electric vehicles

Top carmakers join forces for electric vehicles

Rediff.com8 Feb 2016

Joint crack team of Maruti, Tata Motors, M&M to develop hybrid cars in India

Big launches at Asia's largest auto show

Big launches at Asia's largest auto show

Rediff.com2 Feb 2016

Over 22 passenger and commercial vehicle makers and 18 two- and three-wheeler makers will take part amid proximate security.

Why some top auto cos will give Auto Expo a miss

Why some top auto cos will give Auto Expo a miss

Rediff.com1 Feb 2016

Skoda Auto, Volvo Cars and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles are not participating in the Expo.

Maruti eyes realty to ease dealer burden

Maruti eyes realty to ease dealer burden

Rediff.com30 Jan 2016

Rs 15,000-cr investment planned to protect vendors from rising realty prices

Is it the end of the road for Chevrolet Tavera?

Is it the end of the road for Chevrolet Tavera?

Rediff.com14 Jan 2016

The multi-seater vehicle currently runs on BSIII engines.

20% of Merc sales hit by diesel ban

20% of Merc sales hit by diesel ban

Rediff.com13 Jan 2016

As many as 11 Mercedes models are impacted by the ban.

Now, Tata Motors joins the race to save Indian cities

Now, Tata Motors joins the race to save Indian cities

Rediff.com22 Dec 2015

It is keen on electric cars as battery costs go down

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