According to sources the car maker sold 9,789 units of the Amaze in May 2018, which is the highest monthly sales figure for a Honda in India yet. Meanwhile the early success of the compact sedan also helped boost Honda’s monthly overall sales by 41%, compared to May 2017. The car maker has disclosed it has received over 15,000 bookings for the new Amaze until now and has prioritized production of the compact sedan to meet the demand.
In general, avoid driving through flooded areas when possible. While some SUVs come with a company claimed water wading depth, most cars are not meant be driven through more than half a foot of water. Check Google Maps, talk to people on the road, follow traffic updates on social media or radio, and be alert while driving, to stay away from flooded roads and find alternate routes.
According to sources Volkswagen has been in a bit of a limbo, of late and the car maker has had no new mass market products for quite some time, and the lack of buzz around the brand is reflected in the sales figures. Meanwhile in 2017-18, VW sold all of 45,329 units in India, down 9.4% on its performance the year before. Further the car maker also ended the last fiscal with market share dropping to a mere 1.38% in the Indian passenger car market.
Chennai sources reported that the second generation Nissan Leaf, one of the top selling electric cars in the world, will make its India debut in the current fiscal year. The Nissan’s India president said the Japanese automaker is keen on introducing its advanced global products into its India portfolio, starting with the Leaf 2.
According to sources Maruti Suzuki, India's largest car maker, is not new to setting records. The company, which accounts for one in every two passenger vehicles sold in India, has added another feather to its cap as it has produced its 20 millionth vehicle in the country. Maruti's latest model, the third generation Swift, rolled off the production line at the company's Gujarat plant as its 20 millionth vehicle.
Bengaluru sources stated that Bengaluru based Ather Energy is all set to launch the much-anticipated Ather 340 electric scooter in India on May 5. The electric scooter has been in the making for a few years now and we will finally get to see the production model tomorrow. We have already told almost everything we know about the Ather 340 electric scooter and also a fair bit about our expectations with regards to the technical specifications.
New Delhi sources have stated that Tata Motors India's largest automobile company by revenues on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government of Maharashtra for deployment of 1000 electric vehicles (EV) across its range of passenger and commercial vehicles in the State.
New Delhi sources stated that no overloaded vehicles will be allowed on the newly opened Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) from June 15 when tolling starts on this bypass for the national capital. The access-controlled highway also offers an opportunity for the enforcement agencies to end the menace of overloading, officials said.
Hyderabad sources stated that Volvo Cars, owned by Chinese car maker Geely, is targeting to double its market share in India to 10% of the luxury segment in the next two years. Meanwhile the luxury car makers sold around 40,000 vehicles in the country in 2017 and the Swedish car maker expects the market to reach 50,000 units by 2020.
New Delhi sources stated that the demand of diesel vehicles has been declining over the past few years and is expected to reduce to sub 25% level, post implementation of BS - VI norms. According to ICRA declined to 38% in FY2018 and is expected to fall further to 35-36% in FY2019 and will eventually go lower.
New Delhi sources stated that Home-grown automaker Tata Motors has stopped the production of its compact sedan Indigo and compact hatchback Indica impacted by low sales and stiff competition in the segment, according to a company executive close to the development.
According to sources Hyundai has launched the face lifted Creta SUV at Rs 9.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Available in five trims, three engine options and a choice of two transmissions, the top-spec SX (O) MT diesel carries a price tag of Rs 15.04 lakh.
New Delhi sources stated that tyre manufacturer JK Tyre & Industries is looking to expand its presence in the two and three wheeler segment, by adding more originally equipment manufacturers (OEMs) into its customers list. According to a top company official Rajiv Prasad president (India operations) JK Tyre & Industries told "Just like the way we command a leadership position in the truck and bus space, we would like to have a similar position in the two and three wheeler segment soon as well".
Brussels sources added that the European Union executive will propose at least a 30 percent reduction target for CO2 emissions from trucks by 2030, an EU source said on Monday, as the bloc seeks to slash greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile the target will be the first ever CO2 standard for trucks in the EU, which has no limits on what accounts for almost one quarter of the bloc's transport-related emissions.
New Delhi sources reported that part of a Rs 9,400-crore package for electric and hybrid vehicles, the government may offer incentives of up to Rs 2.5 lakh to those scrapping old petrol- or diesel-fired vehicles along with sops for investment to manufacture parts such as motors in the country. Meanwhile the buyers of electric two-wheelers that cost up to Rs 1.5 lakh will get incentives of around Rs 30,000, a draft policy formulated by the government has proposed.