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Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2013, young drivers attend fitness camp at Jaypee Greens Sports Complex Noida

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 12 2013

Young drivers of Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2013 attend the Fitness Camp at Jaypee Greens Sports Complex in Greater Noida before they face the heat of competition.

Sales of utility vehicles post humungous growth of 52 percent in FY13

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 11 2013

The sales of utility vehicles had registered a humungous growth of 52 percent last fiscal in comparison with the tepid growth of 2.15 percent clocked in the passenger vehicle market in the same period.

Hyundai i10 sales dipped by 25 percent to 92,897 units in FY 13 pushing back to sixth position from third slot in India

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 11 2013

Although, the sales declined by 25 percent to 92,897 units during the fiscal, Hyundai i10 was pushed back to the sixth position from the third slot it had held a year earlier.

Mahindra Bolero makes it to the top five list in India with sales of 117,666 unit

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 11 2013

Highlighting the increasing preference of Indian customers for diesel-powered utility vehicles, Mahindra & Mahindra Bolero zoomed its way into the top five list with sales of 117,666 units.

Maruti Suzuki Alto reigns supreme at numero uno spot in passenger vehicle sales in India

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 11 2013

Albeit, the sales Maruti Suzuki Alto slipping by 13.5 percent to 266,785 units, Maruti Suzuki India's model reigned supreme at the number one spot in the passenger vehicle sales.

No fire station in the auto hub of Oragadam

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 11 2013

The fire accident at the godown of a logistics unit, catering to car major, Renault Nissan on May 9, 2013 is a subtle reminder of the grim fact that the industrial town of Oragadam doesn't have a fire station on its own.

Golf carts becomes helpful for passengers to shuttle between Chennai Airport terminals in the absence of Walkalator

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 11 2013

The battery-operated golf carts have become a very helpful for travellers to shuttle between the terminals of Chennai Airport, as the walkalator is yet to be installed due to the ongoing work of metro rail.

Jayalalithaa condemns diesel price hike by 90 paise in India

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 11 2013

As the the Oil Marketing Companies hiked the diesel prices by 90 paise a litre, plus tax from today, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa has condemned the move and demanded an immdediate withdrawal of diesel price increase.

Auto makers and OMCs have divergent views on BS-IV emission norms in India

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 11 2013

When it came to the implementation of Bharat Stage-IV emission norms by the Government of India, the vehicle manufacturers the oil marketing companies are poles apart, never reaching into a consensus.

Mahindra launches H-Series Xylo with mHawk engine for a price of Rs 8.23 lakh

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 10 2013

Tne new H-Series Mahindra Xylo is now powered by world class mHawk engine, with higher fuel economy of 14.02 kmpl, while the vehicle is priced at Rs 8.23 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai, BS-IV Variant).

Sandeep Kumar battles it out at international debut race in Scirocco R-Cup 2013

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 10 2013

Mixed weather conditions, along with a new race track offer enough opportunities for Sandeep Kumar to experience the tough side of international racing.

Apollo Tyres' net profit surges 50 percent to Rs 6.1 billion in FY 2012-13

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 10 2013

Apollo Tyres had registered a net profit rise of 50 percent to Rs 6.1 billion in the financial year 2012-13 versus Rs 4.1 billion in 2011-12.

Indian scooter sales in April 2013 posts an increase of 14.72 percent at 261,475 units

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 10 2013

The Indian scooter sales in the month of April 2013 was pegged at 261,475 units as against the sales of 227,924 vehicles in April 2012, registering a rise of 14.72 percent, according to the apex industry body, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Indian motorcycle sales fall by 2.06 percent to 843,889 vehicles in April 2013

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 10 2013

Indian motorcycle sales in April 2013 fell by 2.06 percent to 8,43,889 units from 8,61,608 units during the corresponding period of 2012, industry body, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said.

Indian car sales decline by 10.43 percent to 150,789 units in April 2013

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on May 10 2013

The cars sales in India had declined by 10.43 percent in April this year to 150,789 units, in comparison with 168,354 vehicles sold in the corresponding period of the previous year.