Jaguar to Delete Name from Vehicles, Retain “Leaper”

Jaguar to Delete Name from Vehicles, Retain “Leaper”
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Jaguar has plans to change its badging and drop the brand name from appearing on the lineup of luxury vehicles. The word ‘Jaguar’ will soon be replaced from the back of production cars within two or three years, the firm’s design boss confirmed. “Eventually we will take the name off and just leave the leaper,” said… Continue Reading...

Jaguar Land Rover To Build Engine Plant In India

Jaguar Land Rover To Build Engine Plant In India
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Both facilities have been conceived so that Jaguar Land Rover can replace, as quickly as possible the four-cylinder gasoline and turbo diesel engines it currently sources from Ford Motor Company, which have proven to be relatively expensive. Continue Reading...

Ferrari Opens First Ever Dealership In India

Ferrari Opens First Ever Dealership In India
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India is one of the most populous countries in the world, and with its economy growing year by year, the number of rich people are on a constant rise. To capitalize on India’s new found wealth, Ferrari has now officially opened doors to its first ever dealership in the country. The dealership is located in… Continue Reading...

Honda To Launch Diesel CR-V In India

Honda To Launch Diesel CR-V In India
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Honda‘s CR-V may be still popular, but it’s growing long in the tooth. With a new one dropping later this year, Honda may be preparing a diesel version for sale in the booming market of India—and likely depending on the perilous adventure that is gas-price speculation, we may be getting one too. Honda’s new diesel… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Establishes Showroom In India

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Aston Martin Establishes Showroom In India
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Aston Martin has just established its first foothold in India, with its first showroom in Mumbai. The showroom will be managed in partnership with Infinity Cars Pvt. Ltd., a well known local distributor, with a location in a swanky district of Mumbai known as Kemps Corner. “India represents a new opportunity for us and as… Continue Reading...

Jaguar Land Rover Global Sales on the Upswing

Jaguar Land Rover Global Sales on the Upswing
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Much of that increase in demand came, not surprisingly from China and India, though the UK; North America, parts of Europe and Russia also reported significant gains in vehicle sales. Continue Reading...

Excess Production In Emerging Markets Could Torpedo Automakers Yet Again

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Excess Production In Emerging Markets Could Torpedo Automakers Yet Again
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We’ll spare you the awful cliches about failing to learn from the past and get right to the point. “Emerging markets” like China and India are all the rage right now for profit-hungry car makers, but the same problems of too much supply and weakened demand could spell doom for OEMs if a similar situation… Continue Reading...

Toyota Forecasting 8 Million Units For 2012

Toyota Forecasting 8 Million Units For 2012
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Toyota is projecting sales of 8 million units in 2012, according to parts suppliers who have been briefed by the auto maker. The projections do not include units sold by Toyota subsidiaries Daihatsu and Hino. The last time Toyota sold such a volume was in 2007, when the company moved 8.42 million vehicles. Toyota expects… Continue Reading...

Jaguar Asking Managers To Relocate To China Or Risk Promotions

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Jaguar Asking Managers To Relocate To China Or Risk Promotions
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Jaguar is playing hardball when it comes to competing in emerging markets, and is even asking managers to serve a stint in places like China, or else risk being passed over for a promotion. Jaguar’s parent company, Tata Motors, is looking to establish a joint venture manufacturing plant with a Chinese automaker to allow the… Continue Reading...

Bugatti Veyron Launched In India With MSRP Of $3.6 Million

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Bugatti Veyron Launched In India With MSRP Of $3.6 Million
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More than 75 percent of India’s population lives on less than $2 a day, but that hasn’t stopped Bugatti from selling their Veyron supercar in the country, where a 110 percent import tax has pushed the car’s price to $3.6 million USD. “People have more spending power and are getting more aware of owning beautiful… Continue Reading...

Mahindra’s U.S. Launch Postponed Indefinitely

Mahindra’s U.S. Launch Postponed Indefinitely
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Beleaguered Indian truck manufacturer Mahindra has had their American launch delayed indefinitely, thanks to a series of legal battles between Mahindra and vehicle importer Global Vehicle Sales USA. Global Vehicles argues that Mahindra wrongfully terminated the contract between the two companies. “The bottom line here is Mahindra now believes this is a huge project. They… Continue Reading...

Nissan-Suzuki City Car Venture Unaffected By Volkswagen

Nissan-Suzuki City Car Venture Unaffected By Volkswagen
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Nissan is denying reports that Suzuki‘s tie-up with Volkswagen will affect their small car ventures in countries like India. Nissan sells a rebadged version of the Suzuki Alto (one of India’s most popular cars) in that market, but a senior Nissan exec was quoted as saying that ““Suzuki and Nissan have done a lot of… Continue Reading...

Tata Nano Is The Latest Car To Go Up In Flames

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Tata Nano Is The Latest Car To Go Up In Flames
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Tata’s Nano city car is being investigated for a series of fires in India related to the car. A Tate spokesman said that the company was “conducting a probe” into the matter. The Nano, which costs about $2,500, is billed as the world’s cheapest car. Initial reports of fires were said to be unrelated incidents,… Continue Reading...

Toyota Looking To Take On Tata Nano With Low-Cost Car

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Toyota Looking To Take On Tata Nano With Low-Cost Car
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With markets like China, Brazil, India and former Soviet bloc countries becoming more prosperous, the demand for a low cost, bare bones car for the sake of personal transportation. Tata’s Nano, Renault’s Logan and all manner of Chinese upstart brands have been filling the void in these up and coming locales, and now Toyota wants… Continue Reading...

Tata Returns To Profitability

Tata Returns To Profitability
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India’s Tata Motors is back in the black after rising demand for the Land Rover and Jaguar cars, as well demand in India for Tata products. The Tata group posted an overall profit of $543 million, compared to last year’s loss of $535 million. Tata was able to beat analyst expectations of a $321 million… Continue Reading...

Mahindra Pickup Testing Complete, But No Launch Date Set

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Mahindra Pickup Testing Complete, But No Launch Date Set
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  India’s Mahindra is gearing up to sell its pickups in the United States and has recently completed all the necessary tests to gain approval for the diesel-powered truck. However, Mahindra’s US importer has already missed two launch dates, and is gearing up for a third, this time with the necessary modifications made for regulatory approval…. Continue Reading...

Report: Nissan Planning Tata Nano Rival for Indian Market

Report: Nissan Planning Tata Nano Rival for Indian Market
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What’s smaller than Micra? Nissan is about to answer that question with news that the Japanese automaker will build a vehicle to slot in underneath its new Micra sub-compact (above) and rival Indian automaker Tata’s Nano. Even more surprising than building the car is the revelation that Nissan believes it can actually make money doing… Continue Reading...
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