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Volvo Auto India partners with Ritu Beri as official car partner for her 'Baby Beri 2013' show

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 8 2013

Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo Auto India, partners with Ritu Beri as the ‘Official Car Partner’ for her ‘Baby Beri 2013’ show.

Maruti Suzuki opts for one-day production cut at Gurgaon plant on March 9, 2013

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 8 2013

India's largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India Limited has decided to go in for a one-day production cut at its Gurgaon plant tomorrow amid sagging sales.

Mahindra workers call off strike at Nashik plant, stocks gain

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 8 2013

Shares of homegrown auto major, Mahindra & Mahindra were trading higher by two percent at Rs 902 apiece on National Stock Exchange, after the company announced that its workers had called off strike at its Nashik plant.

Bosch India workers to go on strike for second time in 18 months

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 8 2013

The Bangalore-based Bosch Limited, the Indian subsidiary of the German auto component major is facing labour issue, as the company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that its associates at its plant had resorted to an illegal 'tool down' strike from end of first shift of March 7, 2013.

Excise duty hike in Budget 2013 will not affect EcoSport, Ford India

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 8 2013

The recent proposal in the Union Budget 2013 hiking excise duty on SUVs will not affect the launch of Ford EcoSport, says its India Head, Joginder Singh.

Automotive R&D Trends 2015 starts in Chennai

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 8 2013

The Confederation of Indian Industry, along with TDPC and Australian Trade Commission has organised a conference on Automotive R&D Trends 2015 with a theme: 'Cost Effective Green Mobility this morning at Hilton Hotel in Chennai.

Hindustan Motors logs 147 percent net profit to Rs 20.36 crore in February 2013

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 7 2013

Hindustan Motors, the makers of iconic Ambassador cars has logged a 147 percent increase in net profit to Rs 20.36 crore in the quarter ending December 31, 2012 in contrast with a net loss of Rs 42.81 crore in the year ago period.

Audi delivers 110,000 units worldwide in February 2013, up 3.2 percent

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 7 2013

Best February in the history of the four rings, the Germany premium car major, Audi AG once again surpassed its strong delivery results from the year ago period, despite the model changeover of the popular A3 Sportback and a shorter sales month in China.

Automotive Engineering Show 2013 to be held at Chennai Trade Centre from June 6-8, 2013

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 7 2013

This event is an effort to recognise how automotive middle-level management equivalent of plant managers and general managers created excellence through innovation in their plants.

Tradus.com brings cheer for All Car Geeks

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 7 2013

Customise your car with premium accessories at great discounts.

Continental increases profit by € 1.9 billion in 2012, up 50 percent

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 7 2013

In 2012, the Continental Corporation set new records in a market environment that was difficult in part. In so doing, it achieved its goals for main key financial performance indicators ahead of schedule.

'Tools Down' strike at Mahindra Nashik plant enters third day

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 7 2013

The 'tools down' agitation at homegrown automobile major, Mahindra & Mahindra's vehicle manufacturing plant at Nashik in the western Indian state of Maharashtra entered the third day today, while the sports utility vehicles manufacturer had claimed to have suffered a production loss of 500 units.

Geneva Motor Show 2013, Volkswagen unleashes model offensive

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 7 2013

The German auto major Volkswagen is unleashing model offensive at Geneva Motor Show 2013 right from Jetta Hybrid to XL1, Golf Estate, Golf GTI, Golf GTD, Golf TDI BlueMotion and Cross Up.

New Suzuki SX4 previewed at Geneva Motor Show 2013

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 7 2013

The Japanese car manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation premiered its new Suzuki SX4 compact crossover at the Geneva Motor Show 2013, the manufacturing version of the S-Cross concept, which was previewed at Paris Motor Show last year.

Nissan Note hatchback premiered at Geneva Motor Show 2013

Automotive News by Jayashankar Menon on Mar 7 2013

The Japanese car major, Nissan Motor Co had premiered its 2013 Nissan Note B-segment hatchback car at the Geneva Motor Show 2013.