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...
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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...
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‘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 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...
A second is projected to follow in 2012, in the capital New Delhi, with the goal of ultimately handling around 40 percent of all Maserati sales in India. Continue Reading...
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...
If car makers like Ford, GM and others are to really have a fighting chance and selling practical low priced cars in India, perhaps the success of the Ambassador is something they need to consider at least in the short term. Continue Reading...
India continues to boom, as a population, an economy and as a middle-class. And with that comes cars, lots of cars. According to a new study by Booz & Company, India will become the world’s 4th largest car market by 2015. Currently that spot is held by Brazil, another emerging market, which is likely to… Continue Reading...
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 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...
However, Americans still remain the number one consumer of oil of the planet, gobbling up 8.2 million barrels of the black gold each day. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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 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’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...
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...
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...
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...
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...