Tata Safari Storme, the Real SUV, hits the road

Press Release Tata Safari Storme, the Real SUV, hits the road 140 PS power for easy driveability and swifter response Opulent looks with ample space Fuel efficiency of 14 kmpl Starting price of Rs 9.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Tata Motors today launched the new Tata Safari Storme, combining luxury and comfort with raw power and supreme off-roading performance, which this ‘Real SUV’ has been known for. Commenting on the launch of the New Safari Storme, Mr. Karl Slym, Managing Director of Tata Motors, said, “In the Tata Safari Storme, we once again demonstrate Tata Motors’ commitment to customer centricity. We … Continue reading Tata Safari Storme, the Real SUV, hits the road

The Complete Look – Maruti Alto 800

Year 2000 saw a big launch by Maruti Suzuki in the form of a would be Brand -Alto. The car was an entry level hatchback priced a little higher than the then flagship model of Maruti – The Maruti 800. The Fifth generation, Indian built version of Alto had better looks, add on features like Power Steering, Power Assisted Brakes, an Over Drive 6th gear which lead it to become India’s largest selling car, the crown which it enjoys till date since year 2006 . Change is law of nature and Alto too saw various face-lifts and re-launches. In 2001, Vxi model which had … Continue reading The Complete Look – Maruti Alto 800

Automobile Technical Terms – Demystified

Today we all drive high ends cars, fancy super bikes, follow Formula 1, MotoGP and admire the Need for Speed. But do we really understand when the comparison charts are drawn between these Mean Machines. Do we really understand when the analysts actually talk about technical aspects of the vehicles? Or for that matter when you enter a showroom the executive gives you a Bumper to Bumper detailed presentation of the Car or a Bike of your interest. Well here we go and try & understand what these all jargons are. Bore/Stroke – Pick up any product brochure and the first thing … Continue reading Automobile Technical Terms – Demystified

Ashok Leyland Sales dip 12% in Sep 12

Hinduja Group flagship company, Ashok Leyland, posted a 12 per cent decline in commercial vehicle sales (CVs) in September 2012. The final figures stood at 7,596 units as compared to 8,607 units in the same month of the previous year. For the April to September (H1) this year, it posted 4 per cent decline in commercial vehicle sales at 41,414 units compared to 42,936 units in the same period last year. The Dost SCV which celebrated its 1st Anniversary in September 12, clocked 3,027 units.Since launch in September 11, Ashok Leyland has sold 23506 units of DOST till date. DOST is currently … Continue reading Ashok Leyland Sales dip 12% in Sep 12

VE Commercial Vehicle sales decline 32% in Sept 12

Press Release The following are the key highlights for Sept 2012: Eicher branded trucks and buses have recorded sales of 3150 units which is 31.9% lower than Sept 2011 sales. The YTD 2012 sales of Eicher branded trucks and buses stand at 36720 units as compared to LYTD 2011 sales of 35833 units, representing a growth of 2.5%.  In the domestic CV Market ( 5T and Above), Eicher branded trucks and buses have recorded sales of 3026 units as compared to 4152 units in Sept 2011, representing a drop of 27%. The YTD 2012 sales for Eicher branded trucks and buses stand at 34915 units as … Continue reading VE Commercial Vehicle sales decline 32% in Sept 12

Maruti Suzuki Sales in September 2012

Press Release Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited sold a total of 93,988 units in September 2012.  This includes 5187 units for export. The Company had sold a total of 85,565 units in September 2011. Sales Figures for September 2012 are given below :- Segment Models September Till September April’11 – March’12 2012 2011 % Change 2012-13 2011-12 % Change Passenger Vehicles  A: Passenger cars : Mini M800, Alto, A-Star, WagonR 39150 37324 4.9% 185023 234900 -21.2% 491389 A: Passenger cars : Compact Swift, Estilo, Ritz 17813 19722 -9.7% 112617 100515 12.0% 235754 A: Passenger cars : Super Compact … Continue reading Maruti Suzuki Sales in September 2012

Tata Motors September sales at 75,773 nos.

Press Release Tata Motors’ total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in September 2012 were 75,773 vehicles, lower by 4%, over September 2011. The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for September 2012 were 70,332 nos., lower by 3%, over 72,566 nos., sold in September last year. Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal are 409,898 nos., higher by 3%, over 399,661 nos., sold last year. Commercial Vehicles The company’s sales of commercial vehicles in September 2012 in the domestic market were 48,680 nos., a 5% growth, compared to 46,247 vehicles, … Continue reading Tata Motors September sales at 75,773 nos.