VW to manufacture car in india


Volkswagen India’s new manufacturing facility has been formally inaugurated in Chakan near Pune in Maharashtra. Currently the Skoda Fabia is being built at the new plant. With the launch of the Indian version of the Polo on the cards the new facility at Volkswagen is bound to reduce the cost of Volkswagen cars and also advance the launch of future models from Volkswagen in India.


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Car exports from India rised 57% in FY09


At a time when global auto majors are struggling, India automakers have been able to expand their overseas presence with exports from the country registering whopping 57.04% growth in the last fiscal.

According to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger car exports from India touched 3,31,539 units in FY09 as against 2,11,112 units in the previous financial year.

The country's largest exporter, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., achieved an export growth rate of 63% at 2,35,345 units compared with 1,44,440 units in the previous year. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. registering

32.58% growth in overseas sales at 68,834 units in 2008-09 as against 51,916 units in the previous fiscal. Overall vehicle exports from India grew by 23.60% at 15,30,660 units in the last financial year, against 12,38,333 units in the previous fiscal.

Two-wheeler category registered 22.50% rise at 10,04,174 units as against 8,19,713 units in the previous financial year.


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Nissan to launch small car in India ( Micra )


The Japanese car maker Nissan stated that its project to launch small car in India is on track and it will be ready to bring its new car in India by early 2010.

Nissan Motor India’s Managing Director and CEO Kiminobu Tokuyama said that their plans are on track and Nissan India will come out with its next-generation A-segment car, Micra, on schedule before summer 2010. The Micra hatchback car is named March in Japan and the Indian version would be christened either Micra or March.

The company is currently working with the French car maker Renault and has a manufacturing unit in Chennai. The plant is being set up to manufacture four lakh cars annually but Nissan said to initially manufacture only 200,000 units annually. Nissan also intends to add nearly 4 to 5 models in its product portfolio in India in next 5 years.


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Verlicchi-Hema Automotive Co in india


Two-wheeler components manufacturer, Verlicchi, has finalised plans to enter the Indian market. It is coming to India in a 50:50 joint venture with the Gurgaon-based Hema Group. Verlicchi-Hema Automotive Company will set up its manufacturing facility at Hosur, near Bangalore, at an estimated investment of around Rs 17 crore.

According to Alessandro Verlicchi, MD - Verlicchi Group, India produces only 7 million two-wheelers per year as compared to China, which makes 25 million per year, so it still has a lot of scope for expansion and growth.


The Verlicchi Group specialises in manufacturing two-wheeler chassis and the new JV company will start production in November this year, with a capacity of 300,000 chassis per annum. Apart from chassis, the company will also make exhaust systems, suspension components, fuel tanks and various other parts for two-wheelers.

Verlicchi-Hema will also exports motorcycle chassis to American and European markets, by 2011. Verlicchi’s global customers include companies like BMW, Harley Davidson, Ducati and Honda.


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Maruti to launch diesel variants of SX4, Ritz



The success of diesel variants of Swift and DZire models, has propelled  Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) to introduce diesel engines in its other cars. Maruti Suzuki ’s hatchback Ritz, which will be launched next month, will have a diesel version, sporting a 1.3-litre engine.

MSI managing director, S Nakanishi said that there is a good demand for diesel cars in the Indian market, and they are looking at the possibility of introducing more diesel engine options. But, they face some capacity constraints for expansion!!

The car maker produces two lakh 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines in India, some of which are exported to  Suzuki’s subsidiaries in Hungary.
Diesel cars are becoming very popular as they are more fuel-efficient and cheaper to run. Both our Swift and DZire diesel variants outstrip the sales of their petrol siblings. Currently they manufacture  diesel, the 1.3-litre multi-jet and sourcing a new engine may take some time.

Maruti’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, sells the 1.6-litre diesel variant of its SX4 sedan in Europe by sourcing the engines from Peugeot and Fiat. SX4 in India is available in petrol variant only. The company also sells the 1.9-litre DDiS diesel variant of the Grant Vitara SUV in the UK. Maruti does not have diesel offerings in Alto, WagonR, Zen Estilo and A-Star.


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Skoda Fabia Details :: specs, pictures, price


Fabia is the only small car from Skoda in indian auto mobile market. Fabia comes in main 2 variant....

  • 1.2 12V HTP/51 kW Petrol 1.2
  • 1.4 TDI PD/51 kW Diesel





Technical
specifications
1.2 12V HTP/51 kW
Petrol 1.2
1.4 TDI PD/51 kW
Diesel
Engine
Engine type petrol engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, DOHC, transverse in front turbocharged diesel engine, in-line, liquid cooling system, high-pressure direct injection system, OHC, transverse in front
Cylinders 3 3
Displacement 1198 1422
Max. engine performance/rev [kW (bhp) at rpm] 51(70)/5400 51(70)/4000
Max. torque/revs 108/3000 155/1600–2800
Fuel injection system electronic multipoint fuel injection MPI electronically controlled high-pressure direct injection system - pump nozzle
Ignition control unit controlled electronic ignition system electronically controlled high-pressure direct injection system - pump nozzle
Emission compliance Bharat Stage III
Transmission
Wheel drive front wheel drive
Clutch hydraulic single dry clutch disc with membrane spring, asbestos free
Transmission manual 5-speed fully synchronized
Chassis
Front axle McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
Rear axle compound link crank-axle
Braking system hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system vacuum assisted with Dual Rate system hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system vacuum assisted
Brake – front disc brakes with inner cooling, with single/piston floating caliper
Brake – rear drum brakes
Steering system direct rack and pinion steering with electrohydraulic power steering
Wheels 6.0J x 14" 6J x 14"
Tyres 185/60 R14
Body
Body 5 door, two compartment, 5 seater
Drag coefficient cw 0.33
Outside dimensions
Length 3992
Width 1642
Height 1513
Wheel base 2462
Ground clearance 146
Inside dimensions
Storage capacity 300
Storage capacity with rear seats folded down 1163
Weights
Kerb weight 1050 1125
Payload 515
Total weight 1565 1640
Liquids
Tank capacity 45


Skoda Fabia Price in Delhi

     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Active  Price - 5,02,600/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Classic  Price - 5,38,300/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Ambiente  Price - 5,97,900/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Tdi Classic  Price - 6,37,700/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Mpi Elegance  Price - 6,99,700/-

Skoda Fabia Price in Mumbai

     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Active  Price - 5,11,400/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Classic  Price - 5,48,100/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Ambiente  Price - 6,09,500 /-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Tdi Classic  Price - 6,50,400/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Mpi Elegance  Price - 7,32,400/-

Skoda Fabia Price in Chennai

     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Active  Price - 5,05,500/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Classic  Price - 5,41,619/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Ambiente  Price - 6,01,800/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Tdi Classic  Price - 6,41,900/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Mpi Elegance  Price - 7,04,500/-

Skoda Fabia Price in Kolkata

     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Active  Price - 5,46,800/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Classic  Price - 5,56,000/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Ambiente  Price - 6,06,400/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Tdi Classic  Price - 7,08,200/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Mpi Elegance  Price - 7,17,000/-

Skoda Fabia Price in Bangalore

     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Active Price - 5,00,500/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Classic Price - 5,36,200/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Ambiente Price - 5,95,800/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Tdi Classic Price - 6,35,500/-
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Mpi Elegance Price - 7,15,000/-

Skoda Fabia Price in Hyderabad

     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Active Price - 5,05,500
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Classic Price - 5,41,600
     Skoda Fabia 1.2 Ambiente Price - 6,01,800
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Tdi Classic Price - 6,45,000
     Skoda Fabia 1.4 Mpi Elegance Price - 7,82,000

  (PriceIndia)





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fiat grande punto - in india






Fiat India is planning to launch the much awaited Grande Punto by June 2009. The Punto will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant will be powered by a 1.4 litre engine while the diesel variant will be powered by the 1.3 litre Multijet engine. Now the big question is when will the Fiat Bravo be launched. The Punto is likely to be priced a bit lower than the Skoda Fabia.(indiaautomobile)





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2010 Opel Astra



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These are the first full blown photos of GM's all-new Opel / Vauxhall Astra that is destined to make its world debut as a five-door hatchback at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2009. Along with the photos of the five-door model, Opel also released two sketches depicting the new Astra GTC which looks more like a fastback coupe than your traditional three-door hatchback, and the more practical and spacious Astra Estate.




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2009 Infiniti G37 Sedan photos



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Skoda To Launch Four New Models In 2010





To strengthen its presence in the Indian market, Skoda has decided to launch four new models by the coming year. The company said that it will make foray into the small car, MPV and SUV segments with its new launching. On launching of diesel version of the Skoda Superb, Thomas Kuehl, board member, Skoda Auto India said that they will introduce the small car at a little over Rs 3 lakh. Company has already Fabia

Skoda plans to increase local content in its cars to bring down their cost of production by 2010. Skoda is looking to terminate the Octavia by the next few years.

Mr. Ashutosh Dixit, GM, sales and dealer development said, “Feasibility studies are on for that, and also for its MPV, the Roomster. Skoda is planning to launch a small sized SUV Skoda Yeti in India by next year. The Yeti model will be launched for buyers who want to buy a SUV but don't want to spend too much money on it. Skoda plans to launch it in India in the first half of next year.


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Logan variant launched in Kerala


Mahindra Renault Pvt Ltd has launched the Logan Edge Connect in the Kerala. The Logan Edge Connect features high-end music system with hands-free telephony integrated. An in-built Bluetooth device provides the driver with a hands-free option for his Bluetooth enabled mobile set. A special remote control device allows to conveniently operate the mobile phone from anywhere within the car. The car is also equipped with the advanced Driver Information System (DIS). Four reverse parking sensors anticipate hurdles while reversing the car, making parking an easy affair.


The ex-showroom Delhi prices for the Logan Edge Connect:

  • Logan Edge Connect - 1.4 GLX – Rs 545928
  • Logan Edge Connect - 1.6 GLS-ABS – Rs 630728
  • Logan Edge Connect - 1.5 DLX – Rs 675728
  • Logan Edge Connect - 1.5 DLS – Rs 721227
  • Logan Edge Connect - 1.5 DLS-ABS – Rs 740628


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Ford sells 580 Endeavours in 3 months


Ford India sold 580 units of its SUV Endeavour in the first three months of this year, cornering
a market share of 29 per cent in the segment. Endeavour is available in two variants 2.5 L XLT and 3.0 L Thunder Plus.

The Endeavour continues to generate consumer interest and is an attractive combination of style, power and performance. With the consumers' confidence on our side, we remain focused in maintaining our leadership position, Ford India executive director Timothy Tucker said.(ET)


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Skoda launched Superb Diesel



Skoda India has launched the Skoda Superb 2.0TDI PD and 3.6V6 FSI 4×4 in Bangalore. The 2.0TDi PD (Diesel) & 3.6V6 4×4 (Petrol) comes after the launch of the all new Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI (Petrol) version in March, 09.

The Skoda Superb Diesel 2.0TDI PD is geared with an automatic 6-speed, DSG, with manual Tiptronic gear changing. The 2.0 litre engine equipped with the Pumpe Düse (PD) technology has an inbuilt turbocharger with a high pressure direct injection system.
 
The 3.6 litre engine gives 260bhp power and 350Nm of torque between 2500-5000 rpm. It takes 6.6 seconds to achieve 0 to 100 kmph. The top speed of car is 250kmph.  It is equipped with a DSG gearbox as a standard and gives power to the road via a fourth-generation Haldex clutch variable four-wheel drive system. The car is available in – Black Magic, Rosso Brunello, Cappuccino Beige, Diamond Silver & Candy White, Platinum Grey.


Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI

  • Ex-showroom Delhi-Rs. 22,04,943
  • Ex-showroom Maharashtra-Rs. 21,50,000
  • Ex-showroom Kolkata-Rs. 22,21,921
  • Ex-showroom Chennai-Rs. 22,00,697
  • Ex-Showroom Bangalore-Rs. 22,00,697
Skoda Superb 3.6 V6 FSI 4×4

  • Ex-showroom Delhi-Rs. 25,31,343
  • Ex-showroom Maharashtra-Rs. 24,70,000
  • Ex-showroom Kolkata-Rs. 25,48,322
  • Ex-showroom Chennai-Rs. 25,27,098
  • Ex-Showroom Bangalore-Rs. 25,27,098


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Mahindra XYLO Launched in Nepal


M&M recently launched the Mahindra XYLO, in Nepal. The current distributor of Mahindra vehicles in Nepal, Agni Incorporated Pvt. Ltd., will be the local distributor for the XYLO. For the Nepal market, Mahindra plans on introducing only two XYLO variants, the top end E8 7 seater and the E2 8 seater model.


The XYLO offers an extraordinary level of luxurious comfort and technology at a very cost-effective price. We are delighted to launch it in Nepal where the Mahindra brand is the market leader in the Utility Vehicle and Pick Up segments. Our distributor, Agni Incorporated Pvt. Ltd. has been associated with Mahindra for several years and has made a significant contribution to its success in Nepal. With its wide national network and in-depth knowledge of the local market, Agni will provide us with a strong competitive edge in the Nepalese automobile market.
Mr. Pravin Shah, Executive Vice President, International Operations, Automotive Sector, M&M stated.


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Mahindra motorcycles


Mahindra & Mahindra will enter every segment of the two-wheeler market soon.The company is expected to launch models in the 100cc, 125cc and 150cc motorcycle segments, and also in the gear-less low and high-powered scooter segments.

“Our two-wheeler project is complete; we have already begun marketing the fleet in Bangalore.” Anand Mahindra, vice-chairman and managing director, M&M, said.

M&M will use the technical expertise of Engines Engineering to develop small yet powerful and fuel-efficient engines for motorcycles. The company is said to be working on a 650cc-750cc petro-fired engine, with Engines Engineering.

The company already has a gearless scooter called Flyte, which was originally made by SYM. The Mahindras had altered it for the Indian consumer. After M&M’s deal with Kinetic Motors, Flyte sales has gone up from 1,500-2,000 units per month to 3,500-4,500 units.


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Toyota to launch Fortuner


Toyota announced Wednesday that it will bring its sports utility vehicle Fortuner in India by September 2009. Fortuner is expected to be priced about Rs 20 lakh. The company would launch the SUV with a three-litre advanced common-rail diesel engine.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Deputy Managing Director Sandeep Singh said that The Fortuner is an important addition to their product line-up and they are currently in the process of finalising details for the launch.

Fortuner will bring into the country as a knocked down unit and will be assembled at TKM's Bidadi  plant. TKM is currently constructing its second manufacturing facility in Bangalore at an investment of Rs 3,200 crore to launch a "strategic" small car in India by 2011.


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Porsche Panamera now in India



Precision Cars India today revealed the price of the Panamera, the car will be unveiled at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show 2009. Precision Cars is the official Porsche importer for India.

The entry-level Panamera S is powered by a 4.8-litre V8 developing maximum output of 400bhp. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels as an option by Porsche’s seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) or double-clutch gearbox. Acceleration to 100km/h comes in 5.4 seconds, top speed is 283km/h.

The dynamic Panamera 4S features a 4.8-litre V8 developing 400 bhp (294 kW) maximum output, with engine power conveyed to all four wheels via Porsche’s seven-speed PDK Doppelkupplungsgetriebe. In this case acceleration to 100km/h comes in 5.0 seconds, top speed is 282km/h. Ranking right at the top, the Panamera Turbo features a 4.8-litre V8 biturbo developing maximum output of 500bhp with power transmitted again by Porsche’s seven-gear Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK). It is priced between Rs 1.42 crore and Rs 2.02 crore.

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Mercedes-Benz launches Special Edition E-Class



Mercedes-Benz India has launched a Special Edition of the E Class. The company will produce only 192 units of this special edition car to maintain exclusivity.

"Mercedes-Benz E-Class is clearly the most sought-after luxury car and we have sold over 16,000 units of this car since its India launch in 1996. The Special Edition E-Class will be a collector's item: a luxurious, powerful and exclusive Mercedes-Benz with even more sporty and aggressive styling." commented Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India.


This limited edition E-class is Priced at Rs. 43.4 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.

The Special Edition comes with new features like 17 inch 5-double-spoke light-alloy wheels highlighting the sportiness of the car, the LED technology tail-lights add the necessary glitter value as well as aid in safety for they offer a heightened amount of visibility to the following car. The plush interiors of the Mercedes E Class Special Edition are now treated to an exclusive touch with the fine detailing of the bird's eye maple wood trim to enhance that opulent feel. New multi function wood/leather steering wheel and an all new instrument cluster design are also added.


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Lamborghini unveils Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce



It is goinb to be lighter, faster and more powerful than the Murciélago LP 640. Limited to a production of only 350 units this special edition car is likely to be driven by the special persons only.

“The new Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is the systematic continuation of our brand philosophy. It is more extreme and uncompromising than virtually any other automobile. As the new top model of the highly successful Murciélago range, the SuperVeloce (is) … an utterly unparalleled driving experience.” said
Stephen Winkelman, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.


With the output of the 6.5 litre V12 increased to 670hp and a weight reduction of 100kg i.e. 220 lbs, The car will go from 0 to 62mph in a breathtaking 3.2 seconds and will give top speed of 212mph.

The body has also been entirely redesigned with a new front and rear, adapted bonnet and a choice of two aerodynamic set-ups featuring either a small or large rear spoiler. Next :: Hyundai Santro in Mumbai Texi segment...


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Hyundai Santro enters mumbai texi market



Hyundai Santro is set to be launched here as taxis after the state government ordered the phasing-out of nearly 7,500 aging cabs.

Santro will replaced About 50,000 black and yellow taxis in mumbai. In the first run, these 30 cars will run as taxis in Mumbai and the remaining ones will be gradually replaced. The company Monday shipped 30 Santro cars to the Mumbai taxi union, and would supply 1,250 vehicles by the year-end.

Santro is a proven and low-maintenance vehicle with lots of interior space. We want to make a breakthrough in the Mumbai taxi market and hope to start it with the Santro,
said D.C. Seol, Hyundai India's senior general manager of sales in a statement.

According to a recent state transport department order, taxis that are over 25 years old will have to be phased out.

Hyundai is offering the Santro cab at a discounted price of Rs.242,500 for the non-air conditioned variant, while the same model costs over Rs.270,000 ex-showroom in Mumbai.(IANS)


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Tata Nano :: most Fuel efficient petrol engined Four-wheeler


According to Automotive Research Association of India, Tata Nano petrol gives a mileage of 23.6 km/litre, is the most Fuel efficient petrol engined Four-wheeler in the India. It also boasts ultra-low carbon emissions of 101 g/km. The second most fuel efficient is Maruti Suzuki A-star, delivers a mileage of 19.6 km/litre. Maruti Alto and Hyundai i10 both are at third position with an efficiency score of 18.1km/litre.


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51,000 Nano booking forms sold in three Days


Tata Motors dealers alone have sold over 51,000 forms for NANO. The Nano in just five days since they became available from April 1, the company is likely to manufacture just 50,000 cars in the first year. The booking amount too ranges from a heavy Rs 95,000 to Rs 1,40,000.

It excludes forms sold through 30,000 other locations such as SBI, its subsidiaries and associates, other preferred financiers and outlets of Tata Finance, Westside, Croma, Titan and Tata Indicom.

Dealers are saying that though Nano is not available for test driving, the responce for Tata Nano is quite good. The forms are being sold for Rs 300, of which Tata Motors retains Rs 250 and the dealer, the remaining Rs 50. Tata Motors is expected to earn around Rs 30 crore from the sale of around 10 lakh forms at Rs 300 per form..!!


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BikezGallery is now IndiAuto.in :-)


Tuesday, 7th April 2009.

              I recently switched my blog to its custom domain. so BikezGallery.blogspot.com is now IndiAuto.in !!! BikezGallery was basically a bikes blog, now new IndiAuto.in blog will contain both bikes and CAR news. I hope i will more eligible to deliver all the latest news about Indian automobile industry.

- Max (Kiran Patel)


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Tata Nano - Technical Specifications




VEHICLE SUMMARY

  • Model: Petrol
  • Car Body Type: Hatchback
  • Top Speed:108

Fuel Consumption:
  • Highway 26.00
  • City 22.00


ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
  • Displacement: 796cc, 3 cylinder
  • Engine Type: Petrol
  • Maximum Power: 33bhp
  • Maximum Torque:0



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OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
  • Seating Capacity: 4
  • Tyre Size: 0
  • Steering: No Power Steering

Brakes:
  • Front Disk
  • Rear Drum

  • Gears: 4 Manual
  • Fuel Tank: 30.00
  • Body Color Bumpers: Yes
  • Tachometer: No
  • Alloys: No
  • ORVM Indicator:  No
  • Xenon Headlamps: No
  • Headlamp Washer:No


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Tata Nano features including CX, LX model


Standard Tata Nano features

The Standard Tata Nano, its basic model, is likely to be priced at Rs 1.25 lakhs. This will be the most affordable version of the Nano. The Standard Tata Nano will have a speedometer, odometer, folding rear seats, 2-spoke steering wheel, and no airconditioning. It will come in colors such as Bright Red, Ivory White, and Summer Blue.

Deluxe Tata Nano features

The Tata Nano Deluxe variant will come with air-conditioning/heater, body colored bumpers, reclining/adjustable driver and co-driver seat, speedometer, odometer, 2-spoke steering wheel, and folding rear seats. The Tata Nano Deluxe variant will be available in Bright Red, Ivory White, Summer Blue, Champagne Gold, and Lunar Silver. No alloy wheels on this one.

Luxury Tata Nano features


The Luxury variant of the Tata Nano will have alloy wheels, and fog lamps, along with air conditioning, body-colored bumpers, tripmeter, front power windows, 3-Spoke steering wheel, front and rear fog lamps, and central locking. The Tata Nano luxury variant will come in Champagne Gold, Lunar Silver, and Sunshine Silver. For those who have been waiting for a Tata Nano automatic or one with airbags, they are not part of the specifications of any Nano model which would be launched now. As Tata would struggle to meet the demand, it is quite likely that those features are not going to make their appearance till 2010.

Tata Nano: Safety Features

The Tata Nano comes with crumple zones, all sheet-metal body, fuel cut-off in case of collision, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages. The tyres are tubeless, and the rear tailgate glass is bonded to the body, you can’t open it. The tubeless tyres are good, but they are really small visually - ride comfort could be an issue. with small tyres on less-than-perfect roads.

Tata Nano: Emission control and Environment Footprint

The Tata Nano promises lower pollution levels compared to two-wheelers made in India, says the company. Tata claims that the Tata Nano offers a high fuel efficiency of 20 km/liter, thereby ensuring low carbon dioxide emissions.
So that’s that with the spec list. Hang on, and visit us again for more on the Nano launch.


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TaTa Nano Test Drives and Reviews


I found some interesting videos of Tata Nano test drives and reviews from Times Drive, one of my favorite auto show on Times Now....
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Hyundai sales figures for March 2009


Hyundai Motor India Ltd has registered a 1.8% decline in cumulative sales for the month of March 2009. While the domestic sales dropped by 15.8%, exports grew by 21.6%.
HMIL’s total sales for March stood at 46,160 units against 47,001 units in March 2008. The domestic market accounted for 24,754 units compared to 29,401 units for the same month last year while exports totaled 21,406 units in March 2009 against 17,600 units of March 2008.

  • Santro, i10, Getz & i20 - 41,802 units
  • Accent & Verna - 4,285 units
  • Sonata Transform - 70 units
  • Tucson - 3 units


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Mahindra sales grows up


My congratulations to the entire team at M&M’s Automotive Sector. This is a clear validation of the faith reposed in our products by customers. I am especially pleased that our newly launched Mahindra XYLO has changed the rules of the game with impressive sales figures. It is particularly gratifying that Scorpio sales continue to be robust. said Mr. Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group.

Our sales figures this month have been bolstered by impressive numbers for all M&M Ltd. products. Domestic Utility Vehicles have grown a solid 30% on the back of the highest ever sales for the Scorpio, Bolero and the Pik-Up. M&M automotive sector’s total domestic volumes (including joint ventures) for the month of March 2009 stand at 25748 units, as against 23128 units in March 2008. This marks a solid 30% jump in sales for the company’s Utility Vehicles.

This includes the highest ever monthly sales for the Scorpio, Bolero and the Pik-Up which stood at 19973 units for March 2009 as against 15366 units for the same period last year. The company sold a total of 26209 vehicles (Domestic + Exports) in March 2009, as against 24682 vehicles (Domestic + Exports) sold in March 2008.

Mahindra XYLO has revived market sentiment with consistent and impressive sales of 3171 units in March 2009, which includes 3124 units in domestic sales.


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Wheelie - Stoppie on Yamaha FZ16


I do not encourage you to do all these stuff, but i just want to share these cool videos with you guys...


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Suzuki GSX-R1000 2009 Video





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Honda registered sales growth of 32% over previous month


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Honda Siel India, registered a growth of 32% over the previous month by selling 7,368 units in March 2009 as against 5,579 units sold in February 2009. 6040 units of the City, 720 units of the Civic, 326 units of the Accord and 282 units of the CR-V were sold this March.


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Two-wheeler sales goes up


Hero Honda reported a 10% increase in sales for the month of March. Hero Honda  sold 3,53,342 units as against 3,20,594 units the same month last year.

Overall in the last fiscal, the auto major managed to sell 37,22,000 units as against 33,37,142 units, thereby effecting a growth of 12%.

The Yamaha registered an impressive growth of 45.3 % in the sales. IYM sold 14558 units in March 2009 as against 10022 units in March 2008.

Mr. Yukimine Tsuji, CEO & MD, India Yamaha Motor said, “Yamaha has registered an impressive growth with FZ-16, YZF-R15 and the recently introduced FZ-S”


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Limited edition Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M


Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M’s engine is a 4.3 liter V8 which gives 510 horsepower at 8,500rpm and 470Nm of torque at 5,250rpm. It has dual clutch dry transmission gearbox, and it only has 6 forward gears. 0 to 100km/h takes only 3.7 seconds. If you want more, Novitec Rosso sells a tuning kit for the 16M that bumps up its power to nearly 700 horses via twin turbochargers.


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