One of the country’s oldest and most trusted carmakers – Maruti Suzuki India Ltd – has announced the recall of its diesel carsMaruti Swift Dzire, Maruti Swift hatchback and Maruti Ritz to check for flaws. The carmaker will recall a total of 13,157 diesel variants to replace a faulty engine part. The fault cars have been manufactured between November 13 and December 4 last year. The company will be replacing a connecting rod bolt responsible for abnormal noise in the engine free of cost.
The carmaker had recalled 100,000 Maruti A-Star cars in February 2010 across domestic and overseas markets for fuel tank related issues. And in July 2010 the company had to fix ignition issues on 6,000 Maruti Alto hatchbacks.
Legends are known to reinvent themselves for a new innings. After establishing a strong foothold in the Indian market by winning over 100,000 customers, Ford Fiesta – the legendary sedan from Ford is set to better its success story in the B segment with the new ` Ford Fiesta Classic'.
Press Release:- Maserati announces it will bring its uniquely Italian brand of high performance and custom‐made exclusivity to the Indian car market this year.
The Modena‐based luxury and sports car maker, in partnership with the successful Indian luxury retailer, the Shreyans Group, will open its first Indian showroom in Mumbai this year and plans are well advanced to open a second dealership in New Delhi in early 2012, with plans to cater to seven major Indian cities by 2015.
The Maserati India office will combine the experience in service, customers service and network management of Maserati professionals with the Indian market expertise of the Shreyans Group, which has established it as a key player in India’s luxury market in many sectors from cars to superbikes and fashion.
India created history on April 2 by winning the ICC Cricket World Cup twice. Praises and gifts are being showered on the team from practically every corner. The auto fraternity is not far behind in the display of appreciation.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors India has increased the prices for its cars by Rs 20,000, however, has left Toyota Etios the most desirable car. Probably the effect is due to high fluctuation felt in yen which has affected the prices.
Toyota Motors has not reasoned the hike however it is being highly speculated to be the increase in the yen. The Japanese auto company did not raise the price of Toyota Etios because the car's transmission and engine is produced in Bidadi plant. It is the reason given why the Island nation's car firm has not raised the car prices.
The another reason of not increasing the price of Toyota Etios is also that the strong customer base has been able to achieve due to pricing. Already the delay in delivering the sedan is too long and later if the prices will be increased they will lose on there customer base.
India is opening up as a global auto market, proving it right are the number of launches which it has witnessed so far. These include big names like Koenigsegg, Audi, BMW etc. Auto giants in wake of being the first in the race of reaching the top slot are adapting every possible strategy to conquer this thriving market. Diesel cars seem to be the most happening thing right now, with every auto biggie coming up with a diesel model of its most popular car. General Motors has already announced the diesel version of its flagship Chevrolet Beat made under its Indian arm Chevrolet.
Ford India is elated over the landmark which it has achieved by rolling out the 100,000th engine this month from Maraimalainagar Nagar engine facility. Within a time frame of fourteen months the company achieved this milestone. The engine plant was opened 14 months ago in the fiscal year 2010. Speaking on the occasion, Michael Boneham, president and managing director of Ford India said that the company is extremely happy with this achievement and looks forward to celebrating it. He said that this would not have been possible without the hard work of the plant employees. He further added that this proves the company's commitment to deliver best quality work.
Ford India recently announced that it is thinking on the lines of launching eight new cars in India by 2015. Few days back Ford revealed its plans to bring the upgraded version of its popular saloon Ford Fiesta in India. Following the news of Ford Fiesta being relaunched here we are here with yet another news of Ford to launch new variant of its flagship Ford Figo. As per the grapevine, Ford plans to roll out another variant of its popular hatchback that made Ford a huge success in India. Ford Figo 1.6 is rumoured to be in the works. The new Ford Figo 1.6 is likely to be powered with 1.6 Duratec engine, which is capable of producing 100 bhp of power.
Koenigsegg Agera has made a grand entry in India on 29th March in the midst of applause and celebrations. Koenigsegg Agera is the first baby from the Swedish car maker is a big launch of the year. This luxury car swears on luxury, sophisticated technology and advance features. Koenigsegg Agera offers great speed which is one thing every luxury car owner looks for. Only a matter of 3 seconds Koenigsegg Agera can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph. The car can reach to 400 kmph of high speed along with abundance of luxury. Its super advance features and style captures eyes of every spectator. This speed, sports cum luxury car cost definitely alot, it may cause a deep dig in your pocket as it comes with a price tag of Rs 12.5 crore (ex-showroom New Delhi). So what are you waiting for start saving!
Volkswagen today launched the eagerly awaited carVolkswagen Passat BlueMotion equipped with the BlueMotion technologies, in India. The new sedan is powered with a diesel engine and will be available in both manual as well automatic transmissions. The German auto giant has priced the car competitively at Rs 20.80 lakh ex showroom Delhi. Volkswagen will commence the bookings of the all new Volkswagen Passat Highline and Volkswagen Passat Comfortline from next month. However the Volkswagen Passat Trendline will be available for booking a little later.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. said, that the forerunner of the new Volkswagen Passat was launched in India in 2007, the new model has been rolled out following the success of its predecessor.
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