All stories by Swaraj Baggonkar
As retail demand sinks, 2-wheeler plants opt for 10-day shutdownRediff.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?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 2018Rediff.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 salesRediff.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?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 struggleRediff.com29 Oct 2016
Nano's production though continues unhindered despite mounting losses
Foreign hotel chains push Indian majors on back footRediff.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 testRediff.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 IndiaRediff.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 MistryRediff.com24 Aug 2016
OYO Rooms offers rooms for Rs 1,200-5,500 in all major cities.
More buyers for old cars in non-metrosRediff.com24 Aug 2016
Better roads, more disposable income helps boost demand.
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 rideRediff.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 carsRediff.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: MistryRediff.com14 Jul 2016
The company is banking on investments lined up for product development and other innovations.
Government agency scanner on car recallsRediff.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?Rediff.com7 Jul 2016
Tata Motors might have to rethink its association with sportstar Lionel Messi.
Messi's conviction a blow to Tata MotorsRediff.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 recoveryRediff.com1 Jul 2016
Average delinquency rate for close to 12 months seasoned loans was 9% during 2009.
Why small cars will get cheaperRediff.com16 Jun 2016
Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai would make the largest gain.
Mileage scandal: Pay cut for five Suzuki directorsRediff.com9 Jun 2016
They are also on the board of Maruti Suzuki India.
Datsun's redi-GO revs up low-cost entry to MotownRediff.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 testsRediff.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 ridesRediff.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 strategyRediff.com14 May 2016
Japanese automaker says the 'element of trust has been broken'
SUV demand soars as new launches flood marketRediff.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 QuteRediff.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 BalenoRediff.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 sparkRediff.com13 Apr 2016
Model 3 received 180,000 orders worldwide.
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 soarRediff.com2 Mar 2016
Will the Budget ignite the rural demand?
We are not creating any more car capacity: R C BhargavaRediff.com18 Feb 2016
'We have not done budgeting yet for the coming year.'
'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 vehiclesRediff.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 showRediff.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 missRediff.com1 Feb 2016
Skoda Auto, Volvo Cars and Daimler India Commercial Vehicles are not participating in the Expo.
Maruti eyes realty to ease dealer burdenRediff.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?Rediff.com14 Jan 2016
The multi-seater vehicle currently runs on BSIII engines.
20% of Merc sales hit by diesel banRediff.com13 Jan 2016
As many as 11 Mercedes models are impacted by the ban.
Now, Tata Motors joins the race to save Indian citiesRediff.com22 Dec 2015
It is keen on electric cars as battery costs go down