TVS is India’s fourth largest two wheeler manufacturer, after Hero, Honda and Bajaj. Last year, they announced a partnership with German motorcycle maker, BMW Motorrad, which would see them develop motorcycles in the 250-500 cc segment. It’s been more than a year since the announcement and still there has been no concrete information as to what the first motorcycle would be under this Indo-German umbrella.
Hyundai ix25 will be unveiled officially in a few hours, at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, which opens its doors from 20th April 2014. But, before it could be revealed officially, the brochure scans of new Hyundai ix25 have surfaced online, revealing the first images of the Hyundai compact SUV.
Mahindra will setup a new plant in Tamil Nadu to manufacture its new range of vehicles next year. This will be Mahindra’s ninth plant in India, which will start operations in 2015-16 with investment of about Rs. 4000 crore, spanned over 7 to 8 years. This is just part of a major capacity expansion plan and product development strategy for a total worth of about Rs. 10,000 crore in next three years.
For financial year 2013-14, Indian auto industry saw Maruti Suzuki Alto emerge as the best selling car with sales of over 2.58 lakhs. This was followed by three Maruti Suzuki products – Swift hatchback with 1.98 lakh sales, DZire sedan with 1.97 lakh sales, and Wagon R hatchback with 1.56 lakh sales. The top 5 list finished off with Mahindra Bolero on the last spot with 1.07 lakh sales.
As Mahindra forays into the electric scooter sector, they are readying GenZe, a single seater electric bike which will launch in USA sometime this year. A team at Palo Alto, California is currently in the process of completing this electric scooter which has been called GenZe.
Honda Cars India is revving high in Indian market grabbing 7.94 percent market share in 2013-14 fiscal. Thanks to its new diesel variant sedans, Amaze and new City, Honda has climbed up to claim fifth largest auto manufacturer in India for FY 2013/14. Both the said cars have proven to be segment toppers with class leading fuel efficiency too. In an attempt to claim the same in MPV segment, and to cater to Honda fans in need of a new 7 seater, Honda will launch its Mobilio MPV in India in the third quarter of this year i.e., between July and September.
Nissan showcased its all new 2015 Murano at New York International Auto Show 2014 along with its Sport Sedan Concept, that first premièred in Detroit at the 2014 North American International Auto Show earlier this year. Both standing together expresses Nissan’s flamboyant styling cues being shared between crossover and sedan to make equally sounding appeal.