Skoda India has delivered 1,700 vehicles to customers in March 2014. When compared with 2,300 vehicles sold in March 2013, last month’s sales equate to 26% sales decline. In fact, Skoda has registered a sales decline here even for the first 2 months of 2014. Skoda India sold 1,600 cars in January 2014 as compared to 2,400 cars in January 2013 equating to 32.5% sales decline. In February, Skoda India sold 1,300 vehicles. When compared to 1,800 cars sold in 2013 February, this equates to 28.2% sales decline.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the recipient of the 2014 World Luxury Car award at New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). This is the 1st year for the World Luxury Car award. The category was created to recognise higher-price premium cars being sold in more limited numbers globally.
A conference hosted by New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Bridgestone Corporation revealed Audi A3 as 2014 World Car of the Year. Previously Audi has won 7 times. These include 2005 World Car of the Year title, 3 World Performance Car titles in 2010, 2008 and 2007, and 2 World Car Design of the Year titles in 2008 and 2007. Audi A3 premium compact sedan triumphed an initial entry list of 24 global cars, a shortlist of 12 and 3 finalists. This year’s finalists were BMW 4 Series, Mazda 3 and Audi A3.
2015 Hyundai Sonata features Apple CarPlay functionality, an enhanced way to use iPhone in the car through features that ensure one stays focused on the road. Hyundai’s Audio Video Navigation (AVN) systems make for an intuitive interface and advanced feature set. The 8″ touchscreen has been used to integrate CarPlay.
Last weekend, specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, Saleen Automotive, Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) released its Saleen Tesla Model S renderings. Saleen Automotive expects the first Saleen Tesla Model S to be completed during the summer of 2014.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) reports over 100,000 enquiries, and 11,000 bookings in 30 days of it’s new sedan launch, Xcent. There’s high interest among young families in metros and Tier II cities.
An all new and revised 2015 Chevrolet Cruze with exterior, and interior changes coupled with better connectivity will debut at the New York International Auto Show. In the connectivity front, new Text Message Alerts, Apple Siri integration and OnStar 4G LTE with available Wi-Fi hotspot features are included.
The past 30 months has seen Volkswagen India increase export volumes,with the 50,000th export, a left-hand drive Vento to be shipped to Mexico being celebrated at the Pune plant this week. Volkswagen India began exports from its Pune Plant in 2011 to South Africa, its single export market, and now exports to 32 countries across 3 continents.
Earlier today, Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., unveiled Datsun on-DO sedan in Moscow. Modern lines of the car body and the original grille determine the overall style of the new Datsun on-DO. Ample chrome accents will draw passers-by to pay attention to your new car. As well as the emblem Datsun on-DO – it symbolizes all that is the company believes in. Fog lights are included not only to illuminate your path but also to emphasize on style and car presence.