Volkswagen Beetle launched with price of 20.45 lakhs

Volkswagen has launched its much popular small car, Beetle in india. Though it is a small car, it is price at 20.45 lakhs. The reason is it will be imported as a CBU and will have to suffer from 100% custom duty!

The New Beetle employs 2.0-litre petrol engine which produce 115 bhp power and it uses 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Due to the popularity of the VW Beetle, company has already got 150 bookings of beetle before the launch!!


Tata reduced prices

Many company has introduced price reduction offers in December. Even Dealers has also introduced attractive offers to clear the stock. Tata has promoted the following offer.

  • Vista - 22,000 to 29,000
  • Indigo CS diesel - 25,000
  • Indica - 32,000
  • Marina Indigo - 37,000
Tata has not given any offer for new launched Tata indigo Manza and Tata Nano 


Chevrolet Spark Latest Price

  • Spark 1.0 :: Rs.319892
  • Spark 1.0 PS :: Rs.332154
  • Spark 1.0 LS :: Rs.349252
  • Spark 1.0 PS LPG :: Rs.353153
  • Spark 1.0 LS LPG :: Rs.370251
  • Spark 1.0 LT :: Rs.379186
  • Spark 1.0 LT with Opt. pack(with airbag) :: Rs.423000
Ex-showroom price Delhi.


New TVS Jive :: Price and Details

Tvs has recently launched one scooter and one bike with 110CC engine. It is clutch-less bike. It produces 8.4 bhp power, torque is 8.3 and has air cooled engine. Comes in both electric start and kick start and It has alloy wheels. Drum brakes in both front and rear tyre. Tank capacity is 12 ltr. Talking about suspension, it employs Telescopic Forks at front and Hydraulic, Coaxial springs at rear. It has 41,000 price tag, ex-showroom price Delhi.


New Honda Twister 110cc :: Upcoming Launch

Honda is planning to launch 110CC bike in near future. bsmotoring has spied the new Honda Twister, a 110CC bike next to be displayed in AutoExpo 2010. It looks really stylish in golden color.It will have front disk brake and there will be drum brake at rear position. It will be price around 45k. waiting for it!


Chinese Auto Related Companies

After the launch of the first chinese car Premier Rio in india, i was searching for chinese automotive companies just for the sake of the knowledge. Can you believe china has this many number of companies related with automobile business. Here is the list of companies.  I read in wikipedia that there are so many cases of copying the design of well known company's vehicle and the violation of copyright act in chinese automobile industry!


    Skoda Interesting : Commercial Video


    Skoda to Hike Price by 10,000 to 20,000

    Skoda india is considering a price hike between Rs.10,000/- to Rs.20,000/-on all our cars in the coming month. This rise is being considered due to various Inflationary pressures and increase in raw material costs.


    GM India November sales up by 65%

    Chevrolet brand, General Motors India has registered a record growth of 65% in sales in November 2009, compared to the corresponding period last year. It sold 7,118 units in November against 4,307 units in November last year, making this the highest-ever sales figure achieved in the November month by GM India since its inception. The November 2009 sales comprise of 4,202 units of the Chevrolet Spark, 1,264 units of the Chevrolet Tavera, 524 units of  Aveo U-Va, 412 Units of Aveo,  518 units of  Chevrolet Cruze, 114 Units of Chevrolet Optra and 84 units of the Chevrolet Captiva.


    Tata Motors reported 65 precent growth in Nov

    Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in November 2009 were 54,108 vehicles, a growth of 65% over 32,696 vehicles sold in November 2008. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for November 2009 were 50,114 nos., a 64% growth over 30,556 nos. sold in November last year. The growth in November 2009 has come over low sales in November 2008, impacted by the downturn in the automobile industry during that period.

    Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal at 381,003 nos., recorded a growth of 13% over 338,134 nos. sold last year.

    Commercial Vehicles

    The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in November 2009 in the domestic market were 29,408 nos., a 81% growth compared to 16,229 vehicles sold in November last year. LCV sales were 16,901 nos., a growth of 62% over November last year. M&HCV sales stood at 12,507 nos., a growth of 116% over November last year.

    Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 221,649 nos., a growth of 22% over last year. Cumulative LCV sales are 135,804 nos., a growth of 37% over last year, while M&HCV sales stood at 85,845 nos., a growth of 5% over last year.

    Passenger Vehicles

    The passenger vehicles business reported a total sale and distribution offtake of 22,671 nos. (20,706 Tata - highest this fiscal + 1,965 Fiat) in the domestic market in November 2009, a 55.2% increase compared to 14,612 nos. (14,327 Tata + 285 Fiat) in November last year. Sales of Tata cars, at 18,480 nos. were the highest this fiscal, and grew by 48% over November 2008. The sales of the Tata Nano were 3,406 nos. with deliveries increasing every month since launch. The Indica range sales were 9,111 nos., a growth of 1% over November last year. The Indigo range recorded its highest ever sales of 5,963 nos., a growth of 71.5% over November last year based on the wide acceptance of the newly launched Manza. The Sumo/Safari range accounted for sales of 2,226 nos., a growth of 23% over November last year.

    Jaguar Land Rover sales continued their upward trend since launch in June, with November being the highest since launch.

    Cumulative sales and distribution offtake of passenger vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal are 156,364 nos. (139,285 Tata + 17,079 Fiat), against 132,326 nos. (129,270 Tata + 3,056 Fiat) last year, a growth of 18.2%. Cumulative sales of the Nano are 13,924 nos. Cumulative sales of the Indica range at 75,619 nos., reported a growth of 11%. Cumulative sales of the Indigo family are 29,360 nos., lower by 15.6% but the decline is being substantially reduced over the last two months of the Manza launch. Cumulative sales of the Sumo/Safari range are 20,382 nos., lower by 22.8%.


    The company's sales from exports at 3,994 vehicles in November 2009 registered a growth of 87% compared to 2,140 vehicles in November last year. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal at 20,069 nos. are lower by 28% over 27,741 nos. in the same period last year.


    Maruti Suzuki November sales growth by 60.1 %

    Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 87, 807 vehicles in November 2009. This includes 11,448 units of exports.

    The company had sold 47,704 vehicles in the domestic market in November 2008. November 2008 was exceptionally low sales month, due to impact of economic slowdown.

    The 60.1 percent domestic sales growth in November 2009 is calculated on a low base of November 2008 when the industry was in the midst of worst ever slowdown. Compared to November 2007 (65,216 units) Maruti Suzuki’s domestic sales have grown 17.1 percent. Similarly, for the period April-November 2009 (v/s April-November 2007, 4,66,232 units) the domestic sales growth is 18.9 percent.


    Honda Car sales increased by 2% in Nov 09

    Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) Ltd., leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, sold 39,555 units during the fiscal year period April-November 09 as against 30,032 units during the same period last year recording an increase of 31.7%.

    The company sold 5,125 units in the month of November '09 as against 5,025 units sold during the corresponding month last year recording an increase of 2%.

    During the month of November, the third generation Honda City crossed the significant milestone of selling more than 50,000 units in 12 months.

    Model wise sales break-up: City: 3856; Civic: 551; Accord: 172; Jazz: 546. There were no dispatches for Honda CR-V during November 09.


    Mahindra register 105.1% growth in November 2009

    Mahindra’s domestic auto sales register 105.1% growth in November 2009 Domestic UV sales grow by 102%

    Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), a part of the US $6.3 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that its domestic auto sales for the month of November 2009 stand at 21387 units, as against 10430 units in November 2008, an increase of 105.1%.

    Total UV sales in November 2009 which includes the Scorpio, the XYLO, the Bolero and Pick-Ups stands at 15193 units as against sales of 7523 units in November 2008, which is a growth of 102%.

    Mahindra’s YTD domestic sales stand at 178447 units in November 2009, as against 147300 units for the same period last year.

    The company sold a total of 22587 vehicles (Domestic + Exports) in November 2009 as against 11515 vehicles sold in November 2008.


    Skoda record sales growth of 183% in November 2009

    SkodaAuto announced a record growth of 183 % in sales for the month of November 2009 over November 2008. SkodaAuto India’s total sales for November 2009 stood at 1425 units as against 504 units in November, 2008.

    Speaking on the increase in sales figures for the month of November, Mr. Thomas Kuehl, Board Member, Sales and Marketing, SkodaAuto India said “We have witnessed a record growth of 183% in sales for the month of November 2009 over 2008 and a double-digit jump of 93% in sales in the last 3 months (September – November) over the same period last year. The launch of the all new Skoda Superb and the new Laura in the Indian markets has been the main drivers behind SkodaAuto India’s record increase in sales. The all new Superb, in particular, continues to outperform expectations.


    SkodaAuto India Showcased High Performance Cars at the Auto Car Performance Show, 09

    SkodaAuto India Completes 8 Successful years in India and Showcased featuring the Laura RS, the new Skoda Laura Laurin & Klement and the All New Skoda Superb 3.6 V6.

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashutosh Dixit, Senior General Manager - Sales & Marketing, SkodaAuto India said, “This show is attracting car and bike enthusiasts from Mumbai, Maharashtra and across the country. We are happy to showcase our premium performance cars - the Laura RS, the new Skoda Laura Laurin & Klement & the all new Skoda Superb 3.6 V6. The Laura RS, in particular, is already attracting plenty of interest here today. Not yet available in India, this event is allowing Indian enthusiasts to finally come face to face with a car which has got acceleration of 0-100 km/h(s) time of 7.2 seconds and groundbreaking performance that has created a huge fan base.”

    The Skoda Laura RS thrills with one of Skoda’s most exciting driving experiences. The 2.0 TSI petrol engine, boasting a class leading 147 KW (200 Bhp), brings to life the imaginings of boyhood dreams. Its head-pinning performance and sporty handling leaves many of the market’s pricier sports cars trailing in the rear view mirror, while the sporty styling, with double exhaust tailpipes, rear aerodynamic spoiler and Neptune alloy wheels, guarantees admiring looks from fellow enthusiasts.

    Skoda Laura RS Main Features:

    • Neptune Wheels: The RS design’s exclusive Neptune 18 inch alloy wheels with red-painted brake stirrups grab your attention right from the first glance. More importantly, the braking performance of the front and rear discs help keep you safe no matter the conditions or emergency braking situation.
    • Luxury Elements: The standard accessories include luxury features such as the Dual-zone Climatronic with air-conditioner quality sensor + adjustable rear vents. Skoda Audio player and navigation system with 6.5” LCD TFT colour touch-screen with 12 speakers is aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Electronic sunroof gives this car an additional desirable look and comfort.
    • Driving style and comfort: The front bucket seats are inspired by racing car design, giving the ultimate support when cornering or cruising on long stretches of the motorway. The three-arm steering wheel fits neatly to hand, while the gear stick with its leather sleeve and chrome plaquette is positioned at a comfortable distance from the driver. The sporty driving pedal covers are made from stylish top-quality steel, while passengers will enjoy the ride just as much as the driver, nestled into rear seats offering maximum comfort and space.
    • Tuning elements: Sports car enthusiasts will fall in love with design elements such as the double exhaust pipes, integrated spoilers on both bumpers and aerodynamic rear spoiler.Others Skoda Models on Display: The New Skoda Laura Laurin & Klement: The Laura Laurin & Klement, acknowledged across continents for its stunning looks and advanced technology, has been created with just these needs in mind. The Laura has the looks and power to make you swoon. Laura’s beauty is not just skin deep. Its smart engineering makes it at once powerful and safe. You can experience the pleasure of driving around in it with your family safe inside. The Laura is not a car it’s a 10/ 10 drive experience. 

    The New Skoda Laura Laurin & Klement - Main Features:
    • Engine: 2.0 TDI PD, 103kW [140bhp], 320Nm
    • Transmission: 6-speed DSG
    • External dimensions (l/w/h): 4569mm / 1769mm / 1485mm
    • Boot Volume: 560 litres
    Key Features:
    • Xenon curve projector headlights w/ dynamic leveling
    • Six airbags
    • Parktronic - front & rear park distance control
    • ESP (Electronic Stability Programme)
    • TPM (Tyre Pressure Monitoring)
    • Automatic front wiper & lighting system
    • Skoda audio player with 6.5” LCD TFT colour touchscreen + 12 speakers
    • Integrated 6-CD changer + SD/MMC data card reader
    • Dual-zone Climatronic w/ air quality sensor + adjustable rear vents
    • 12-way electrically adjustable driver seat w/ programmable memory
    The All New Skoda Superb 3.6 V6 FSI 4x4 is Skoda’s flagship model. It belies its elegant looks by packing all the grunt of a muscle car, generating a whopping 260bhp. It is a performance that is sure to attract the attention of car enthusiasts far and wide and see business executives leaving their laptops in the backseat to jump in ahead of their chauffeurs and eagerly take the wheel for themselves. It comes with all the safety and luxury features of a big European saloon to ensure those long stretches on the interstate expressway or periods caught in big city traffic pass by almost unnoticed.


    TVS Motor posts 23% growth in November 2009

    TVS Motor Company has posted 23% growth in November 2009, registering total two wheeler sales of 120,844 units against 98,402 units in the corresponding period of the previous year. The company continued to post growth in sales for the eighth consecutive month, registering a cumulative growth of 8% with sales of 989,353 units in the current financial year up to November 2009 against 917,439 units in the same period last year. Domestic sales of the company witnessed a quantum increase in sales positing growth of 38% recording 106,836 units in November 2009 as against 77,491 in the corresponding period of the previous year.

    The company's scooter sales grew by 38% posting 25,115 units when compared to 18,210 units in the corresponding period of the previous year. Total motorcycle sales of the company stood at 45,080 units in November 2009 when compared to 45,276 units recorded in November 2008.

    Exports recorded sales of 14,008 units of two wheelers in November 2009 as against 20,911 units in the corresponding period of the previous year.


    Yamaha Motor :: growth in sales of 2% during November 2009

    Yamaha Motor has registered growth in sales of 2% during November 2009 as compared to the corresponding period last year. It sold 17,055 units in November 2009 as against 16,701 units sold in November last year.
    Expressing happiness over Yamaha’s continued strong performance in India, Mr. Yukimine Tsuji, CEO & MD, India Yamaha Motor, said, “We are delighted that our sales have consistently grown throughout the year. Our Fazer, FZ series and R15 continue to receive good response from the customers.”

    “We expect the demand to continue at a similar level in the coming months amid improving economic conditions & consumer sentiments and are looking forward to demonstrate the next generation of Yamaha products during the forthcoming Auto Expo”, he added.


    Hyundai i20 :: Latest Ex showroom prices

    Ex showroom prices (Rs)
    i20 Magna
    i20 Asta
    i20 Asta (O)
    i20 1.2L Asta Option With Sunroof
    i20 1.4L Magna Diesel with ABS
    i20 1.4 Asta Diesel
    i20 1.4 Asta (O) Diesel With Sunroof
    i20 1.4 Asta (AT)
    i20 1.4 Asta AT (O) with Sunroof

    • Ex-Showroom Prices for DELHI


    New stylized Honda CR-V Launched

    Honda Siel Cars India Ltd (HSCI), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched a new version of its popular sports utility vehicle - Honda CR-V. The new Honda CR-V offers its customers a distinctive combination of refined styling and high quality.

    The new CR-V comes with a refreshed look, sporting a new two-step front grille, a re-sculpted hood & front bumper design and oval shape fog lamps redefining the individuality of the vehicle. The new rear bumper further accentuates the stability of the car. The new CR-V is 45 mm longer than its predecessor and measures 4575 mm in length while maintaining the same width, height, ground clearance and head clearance. A new 10-spoke alloy wheel design replaces the previous 7-spoke alloy wheel design. The new wheel design gives the car a more aggressive stance and enhances its sporty looks.

    The Honda CR-V will continue to be available in 2.0 L - MT 2WD and 2.4L MT /AT Real-time 4WD. The 2.4 L model now comes with a steering-mounted Cruise Control system with illuminated controls to ensure comfort and convenience for the customer with one-touch operation.

    Interior improvements focus on new features and functionality. The occupants’ safety has been further enhanced as the new CR-V comes equipped with six airbags - Dual SRS Airbags, Side-Curtain airbags and Side Airbags with Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS). The music system features a new USB port in the upper glove compartment in keeping with the latest trend of music storage. The overall interior colour scheme has been brightened and gives a more premium look with chrome finish in audio controls & gear knob and coordinated colour changes in the dashboard and centre console. The centrally located LCD meter display is now blue in colour with design changes in the indicators for improved decipherability. The vanity mirror is equipped with a light to assist visibility during darkness.

    The new CR-V will be available in two new colours – Opal Sage Metallic and Premium Mystic Night Pearl along with the existing range of Polished Metal, Alabaster Silver, Crystal Black Pearl and Premium White.

    The new Honda CR-V comes with a 2+2 year warranty and 24 - hr roadside assistance as standard value for all new CR-V buyers.

    The Honda CR-V is sold as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) import and will be available on confirmed order basis for the customers.


    50,000 units sold of New Honda City

    The third-generation Honda City today crossed a significant milestone in its journey in the Indian market, selling more than 50,000 units in just 12 months.

    The third-generation City was launched in India in September ’08 and the deliveries of the car began towards the end of November’ 08. The Honda City is the largest selling model of Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.(HSCI), and India has emerged as the largest market for the City in the Asian region during this period.

    Since its launch in 1998, the Honda City has been a runaway success in the country and has revolutionized the sedan segment both in terms of design and performance and has so far sold more than 2.8 lakh units in the country. The car with its brilliant engine, fuel efficiency and total reliability struck an instant chord with the Indian buyer and quickly became a best seller in the premium car segment.

    In September 2008, the third-generation Honda City set new bench marks in Safety, Comfort and a fine balance of performance and fuel economy. Apart from strong & sleek exterior styling, the Honda City is equipped with a 1.5L, 4-cylinder new-generation i-VTEC engine that delivers class leading power of 118PS and also gives an impressive fuel economy of 16.5 km/l, as per ARAI test data.

    Honda City is one of the most awarded cars in the country winning more than 30 automotive awards, including the coveted “Indian Car of the Year” (ICOTY) 2009, from a jury comprising the most respected automotive journalists in India.

    “We are very pleased with this milestone and would like to thank our customers for their trust & confidence in our product. The Honda City has been a leader in the premium sedan segment for more than a decade now,” says Mr. Masahiro Takedagawa, President & CEO, Honda Siel Cars India. “Across the past three generations, the Honda City has offered great styling, comfort, performance and reliability and delighted more than 2.8 lakh customers in India over the past 11 years”, he added.


    Rolls Royce Ghost has arrived! Price - Rs 2.5 to 4.4 crore

    Rolls Royce, luxury car maker has launched the Rolls Royce Ghost in new Delhi which is priced at Rs 2.5 crore to Rs. 4.4 crore! Company has booked 25 cars till now but delivery of the Ghost will start in 2010. Rolls Royce expects to sale 75 cars in 2010.


    Ex-Showroom Price of Mahindra Bolero

    Model Category :
    • DI (7/8STR) :: BS2 Price : 5340
    • DIZ (7STR) :: BS2 Price : 566895, BS3 Price : 580848
    • PLUS NAC :: BS2 Price : 549664
    • SLE (7STR) :: BS2 Price : 584348, BS3 Price : 596864
    • SLX (7STR) :: BS2 Price : 638987, BS3 Price : 650622
    • All prices are Exshowroom price Ahmedabad, Gujarat.


    Mahindra Scorpio Latest Price

    VLX BS3 2WD
    VLX BS3 2WD-Air Bag
    VLX BS3 4WD
    VLX BS3 4WD-Air Bag
    VLX AT BS3 2WD
    VLX AT BS3 2WD-Air Bag
    VLX AT BS3 4WD
    VLX AT BS3 4WD-Air Bag
    VLX BS4 2WD
    VLX BS4 2WD-Air Bag

    • All Prices are Delhi Ex-showroom Price.


    Mahindra Xylo :: Latest Price

    E6(With Ski Rack)
    • Ex-showroom price Delhi.


    Mahindra Xylo :: now available with airbags

    Mahindra has launched the new Xylo variant which will have airbags for safety. Mahindra also had launched Scorpio with airbag feature. Airbag will come with new E8 variant.


    Skoda Fabia :: Latest Price

    Key Highlights
    • Xenon curve projector headlights with dynamic levelling
    • 12-way electrically adjustable driver seat with programmable memory
    • Skoda touchscreen audio player w/ SD/MMC card reader
    • Dual-zone Climatronic with air quality sensor
    • Six airbags
    Variant and Price
    • Fabia Active Petrol Rs. 4,90,043
    • Fabia Classic Petrol Rs. 5,35,088
    • Fabia Active Diesel Rs. 5,86,662
    • Fabia Ambiente Petrol Rs. 5,99,792
    • Fabia Classic Diesel Rs. 6,30,565
    • Fabia Elegance Petrol Rs. 6,41,082
    • Fabia Ambiente Diesel Rs. 7,15,841
    • Fabia Elegance Diesel Rs. 7,63,274


    Latest Price of Skoda Octavia

    Variant and Price
    • Octavia Ambiente Turbo ::  Rs. 10,19,845
    • Octavia Ambiente 1.9 TDI :: Rs. 11,10,312
    • Octavia Elegance 1.9 TDI :: Rs. 12,10,023
    • Ex-showroom price Delhi.


      Latest Price of Skoda New Laura

      EXTERIOR Features ::
      • Alloy wheels 15inch, Pyxis
      • Chrome surround for radiator grille
      • Body colour protective side door strips
      • Body colour bumpers, external mirrors, and door handles
      • Turn indicator in external mirrors
      • Rear mud flaps

      INTERIOR Features ::
      • Chrome trim on steering wheel and storage compartment lids on dashboard
      • Chrome interior door handles and gear selector knob
      • Silver alloy decor with weave design on front dashboard, centre console and door
      • panels
      • Dual tone Onyx-Ivory front dashboard, centre console and door panels
      • Ivory colour upholstery
      • Active front head restraints
      • Skoda Swing audio player
      • Eight speakers
      • Climatic-manually regulated air conditioning
      • Odour filter and pollen filter
      • Textile floor mats
      • 12V power socket in centre console
      • Trim on loading sill in luggage compartment
      • 560 litres luggage compartment space
      • 1420 litres of total luggage space with rear seatbacks folded
      • Foldable baggage hook in luggage compartment
      • Six load anchoring points in luggage compartment
      • Rear seat centre armrest with through-loading
      • Storage compartment under the front passenger seat
      • Rear centre armrest with storage compartment
      • Bottle holders in the front doors
      • Cup holders
      • Ticket holder on A pillar
      • Retaining strip on front sun visors
      • Removable rear parcel shelf

      New Laura Ambiente 1.8 TSI
      Rs. 13,05,207
      New Laura Ambiente 1.9 TDI MT
      Rs. 13,40,592
      New Laura Ambiente 1.9 TDI AT
      Rs. 14,17,048
      New Laura Elegance 1.9 TDI MT
      Rs. 14,80,795
      New Laura Elegance 1.9 TDI AT
      Rs. 15,56,121
      New Laura LandK 2.0 TDI AT
      Rs. 17,68,528

      • Ex-showroom price Delhi...


      Latest Price of Skoda Superb

      Key Features :
      • Dual front airbags with front seatbelt pre-tensioners
      • ABS (anti-lock braking system) + EBC (engine braking control) + Dual Rate Brake Assist
      • Parktronic - rear park distance control
      • Skoda 2-DIN integrated audio player + aux-in socket
      • Multi-function information display

      All New Superb 1.8 TSI
      Rs. 19,39,705
      All New Superb 2.0 TDI PD
      Rs. 22,04,899
      All New Superb 3.6 FSI
      Rs. 25,76,383

      • Delhi ex-Showroom Price.