INDIA: Maruti misses third quarter profit expectations

Maruti Suzuki's third fiscal quarter sales rose 12.4% to 323,911 vehicles. Exports grew 43.8% to 28,709 units. But the company missed analysts' profit expectations.

UK: Most cars relatively unscathed by Hoegh Osaka drama: ship owner

Owners of the Hoegh Osaka carship say most of the vehicles on board the vessel are able to be driven off, with relatively few damaged by water ingestion.

JAPAN: Toyota to rethink pay system for workers

Toyota is reportedly planning to revise how it compensates factory workers in order to reward performance and encourage young talent.

CHINA: Great Wall operating profit slipped in 2014

Great Wall has said that its operating profit margin slipped to 14.8% in 2014 from 17% a year earlier.

UK: JLR recreates 1948 line for Defender plant tour

With the Defender in its final year of production, Tata Motors' Land Rover has built a replica of the production line used to manufacture the first models in 1948.

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Top Auto News

JLR recreates 1948 line for Defender plant tour

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jan 15

With the Defender in its final year of production, Tata Motors' Land Rover has built a replica of the production line used to manufacture the first models in 1948.


Most cars unscathed by Osaka drama: ship owner

Simon Warburton | 27 Jan 15

Owners of the Hoegh Osaka carship say most of the vehicles on board the vessel are able to be driven off, with relatively few damaged by water ingestion.


Maruti misses third quarter profit expectations

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jan 15

Maruti Suzuki's third fiscal quarter sales rose 12.4% to 323,911 vehicles. Exports grew 43.8% to 28,709 units. But the company missed analysts' profit expectations.

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Luxury vehicles are high-end vehicles offering more comfort and safety than traditional vehicles. They have several security technologies and comfort amenities such as electronic stability control, DVD entertainment system, anti-lock brakes, massaging seats, active seat bolster, and remote start. These vehicles offer higher performance and better handling than their traditional counterparts. Luxury vehicles are also considered as a status symbol for conspicuous consumption... Read more

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