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Tata's future model strategy

18 Oct 2018 | Mike Vousden

Tata Motors is now seeing the benefits of having made investments in multiple new models. Its home market has contracted in recent months yet Tata sales have expanded for three months straight, including September. This comes at just the right moment for the company, as by contrast, its JLR division is in trouble in many markets.


ANALYSIS - Could Mahindra become India's Jeep?

20 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

India's third largest vehicle maker by domestic sales volume is steadily moving away from cars, concentrating instead on crossovers and SUVs. The same strategy applies to SsangYong Motor in which it has a majority holding. The firms are also steadily working towards integrating not only powertrains and architectures, but are collaborating on EVs too.


Suzuki already planning to triple capacity at new Indian plant

15 Sep 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now says it will lift capacity of the 250,000 units per annum plant to 750,000 by 2020. The statement was made by chairman Osamu Suzuki at an event where a new battery factory was also announced.


ANALYSIS - Tata Motors' future models under the microscope

4 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

After the disappointment of the Nano and a series of underwhelming subsequent new vehicle releases, Tata Motors seemed to lose its way. Now, thanks to the success of the Tiago small car and a record overall Indian market for new passenger vehicles in the first half of 2017, Tata is firmly on the comeback trail and has even pushed the mighty Toyota down to sixth place. But will it be able to achieve its stated goal of becoming number three by 2019?


Will GM regret the shrinking of Chevrolet?

18 Jul 2017 | Dave Leggett

GM has consolidated operations and withdrawn its Chevrolet brand from a number of markets as part of a strategy to focus activity where it turns a profit. There's a clear short-term benefit to the bottom line, but will it be regretted in the long-term as rivals are left to exploit new opportunities in emerging markets?


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Nissan inaugurates global digital hub in India

12 Dec 2018 | Dave Leggett

Nissan says it has opened a 'global digital hub' in India.


Tata mulling battery options for India consumers

10 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Tata Motors says it has been evaluating ways to make battery provision cheaper for customers in India as the manufacturer looks to broaden the appeal of electric vehicles.


Groupe PSA and AVTEC open their first powertrain plant in India

23 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Groupe PSA and AVTEC (a CK Birla Group) have hosted the inauguration ceremony of their greenfield plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu.


Visteon supplies cockpit solutions for Mahindra Marazzo

23 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Visteon has said it is supplying its latest infotainment system and hybrid instrument cluster technology on the new Mahindra Marazzo, launched in September 2018.


Mahindra enters India's car leasing market

22 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Mahindra is to enter India's car leasing market with an offering designed to appeal to millennials in association with Orix and ALD Automotive.


Ford and Mahindra sign agreements on powertrain and connected cars

18 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

The Mahindra Group and Ford have signed two new agreements that build on their strategic alliance in India.


Tata taking orders for JLR platform based Harrier SUV

15 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors has started taking orders for its new Harrier SUV which is built on architecture derived from Land Rover's D8 platform on which over 1m SUVs have already been sold worldwide.


Global NCAP not happy with Indian Suzuki

8 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Global NCAP released today an update to its #SaferCarsForIndia crash test results. Following last month’s announcements, the Maruti Suzuki Swift falls short on adult safety.


Indian Renault Lodgy gets dodgy NCAP test result

27 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The latest crash test results for India, announced to coincide with the inaugural Global NCAP World Congress in Delhi saw Maruti Suzuki achieve an encouraging four star result with the Vitara Brezza while Renault failed to impress with the zero star Lodgy.


Nissan announces new India strategy

7 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan has announced a new strategy for India which will see it launch new products, strengthen the Nissan and Datsun brands, expand its dealer network, optimise flexible manufacturing and boost R&D facilities together with Alliance automakers also operating in the country.



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