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Royal Enfield Sales Zoom 65% in January

New Delhi: Eicher Motors’ Royal Enfield on Monday reported a 65 per cent jump in total motorcycle sales at 47,710 units last month as against 28,927 units in January 2015. The Chennai-based two-wheeler maker said sales of models with engine capacity up to 350 cc stood at 44,234 units last month as against 25,799 units in January 2015 – a ... Read More »

Ashok Leyland Sales Rise Over 30% in January

New Delhi: Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland on Monday reported a 30.47 per cent increase in total sales at 13,886 units last month. The company had sold 10,643 units in January 2015. Sales of medium and heavy commercial vehicles jumped 39.94 per cent to 11,208 units last month as against 8,009 units in the corresponding period a year ago, ... Read More »

Mahindra Sales Surge 9.6% in January

New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra on Monday reported a 9.66 per cent increase in total sales at 43,789 vehicles last month. The company had sold 39,930 units in January 2015, it said in a statement. In the domestic market, its sales were up 9.84 per cent at 40,693 units last month as against 37,045 units in January 2015. Exports were ... Read More »

This Billionaire Finds Auto Expo to be ‘Too Expensive to Participate’

New Delhi: At a time when the automobile industry is gearing up for the Delhi Auto Expo, Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj on Monday said it is too expensive to participate in the biennial show and wasteful to create expensive concepts. The company, which unveiled its new bike V on Monday, is skipping this year’s Auto Expo citing high costs. ... Read More »

Car Sales Get Off to a Slow Start in 2016

New Delhi: Domestic car sales in 2016 began on a subdued note, with market leader Maruti Suzuki posting a marginal increase in January and the likes of Hyundai, Ford and Mahindra & Mahindra reporting a single-digit growth. The home-grown auto major Tata Motors and Honda Cars India saw their domestic sales dip in January even as the industry tries to ... Read More »

Bajaj Auto Sales Up Nearly 2% in January

New Delhi: Bajaj Auto on Tuesday reported a 1.78 per cent increase in total sales at 2,93,939 units last month as against 2,88,746 units in January 2015. Motorcycle sales during the month grew 2.44 per cent to 2,52,988 units as against 2,46,955 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the company said in a filing to the BSE. Bajaj ... Read More »

Soon, Cars May Have Fuel Economy Rating

Carmakers from April 1 may have to affix a label mentioning the fuel economy star rating which will help buyers choose vehicles on the basis of efficiency benchmark. Also, the government plans to make it mandatory for manufacturers and importers of cars to comply with average fuel consumption standards from April 1, 2017 in addition to display of fuel economy ... Read More »

Royal Enfield Plans to Ride into Brazilian Market

New Delhi: Niche bike-maker Royal Enfield is looking to gain entry into Brazil, the largest market in Latin America, and establish itself in major markets like Indonesia and Thailand as part of its plans to become a leading player in the 250-750 cc segment globally. “Currently, we are looking at Latin America and South East Asia regions for our growth ... Read More »

Talks on Dharwad Plant Fail to Yield Any Meaningful Result: Tata Motors

New Delhi: Tata Motors on Wednesday said talks between one of its subsidiaries – Tata Marcopolo -and the workers of its Dharwad plant failed to yield any meaningful result. Earlier this month, a lockout was declared at the Dharwad plant of Tata Marcopolo Motors following a strike by workmen over wage negotiations. The company in a statement issued on Wednesday said ... Read More »

This is heavy: a new DeLorean DMC-12 could go on sale in 2017

If you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? And if you’ve just not been able to find quite the right car to use, well, the US-based Delorean Motor Company might have just the ticket. Yes, that’s right; DMC is planning to restart production of the classic stainless-steel-bodied DMC-12 in 2017. It’s ... Read More »