Nissan joins other automakers in India by announcing a price hike across range which will come into effect from January 2014. Nissan has stated that this price increase will be marginal, will range from 2% to 4% and will impact prices of Micra, Micra Active, Sunny sedan, Evalia MPV and the recently launched Terrano SUV.
The Isuzu brand in India is known in a big way largely due to Hindustan Motors‘ Ambassador, which uses an Isuzu engines since 1992. The tie up with Isuzu will give Hindustan Motors a boost in regards to production operation.
Isuzu’s own manufacturing plant is likely to be operational by 2015-16 at a total investment of Rs. 3000 crores for this plant with production capacity of 1,00,000 to 1,20,000 units once fully operational.
Isuzu’s contract manufacturing agreement with Hindustan Motors (HML) sees the latter assemble CKD kits of Isuzu MU-7 SUV and and D-Max pick-up truck at their Thiruvallur, Chennai plant.
Overall slowdown in the auto sector, depressed demand, negative sentiments and liquidity crunch has had adverse effects on auto sales in India. The festive season lacked luster and as the year comes to a close there is little hope in sight for any sort of revival.
A host of auto related advertisements carry a precise warning that the stunt was performed by professionals and viewers are warned against performing or aping these stunts at home. The recent Volvo ad designed to show off Volvo Dynamic Steering is just one more in this category.
Katy Perry, American singer, songwriter, businesswoman and actress will perform for the first time ever in China as she is special guest at 2014 Infiniti China Brand Festival in Beijing. The events are being held at Beijing indoor Olympic Stadium on January 11, 2014 and will be attended by thousands of guests as it promises to be the largest brand galas held in China to date.
In what could be termed as a rather expensive pileup, an Aston Martin (MH-01-BK-99) registered to Reliance Ports rammed into two cars on Mumbai’s Pedder Road in the early hours of Sunday morning. The supposed driver of the car escaped from the scene, only to present himself at Gamdevi Police Station 12 hours later. The expensive crash and pileup included an Audi and Hyundai Elantra.
Sepang, 8 December – The 2013 Asian Le Mans Series ended with a win for Ferrari. The driver’s title had already been decided with one race in hand, as was the teams’ prize in the GTC category, but the fourth and final round, the Sepang 3 Hours ended with a one-two for the Prancing Horse.