India

Mahindra mulls Pininfarina-designed premium car

Feb. 5, 2016 14:41 CET

Mahindra has begun talks with Pininfarina, the Italian design house it agreed to buy in December, to build a premium car for the Indian market....
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GM to launch first compact sedan in India as part of market share quest

6:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016

GM said it plans to build and sell its first compact sedan in India in 2017, entering the country's fastest-growing passenger car segment as part of efforts to double market share by the end of the decade....
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Ford preps new Ka for Europe

Jan. 29, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford is getting closer to launching the European version of the Ka minicar. Ford plans to remain a key player in the region's entry-level sector, the automaker's Europe head, Jim Farley, said....
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Former Daimler exec named as Tata Motors CEO

Jan. 18, 2016 15:06 CET

Tata Motors has appointed former Daimler executive Guenter Butschek as its new CEO, two years after the death of previous chief Karl Slym....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

The auto world according to Jonas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Give Adam Jonas a mic and a stage, and you better brace for a rat-a-tat-tat of snap judgments....
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Mahindra seeks styling prestige with Pininifarina purchase

Dec. 15, 2015 11:43 CET

Mahindra's purchase of Pininfarina provides instant styling prestige to the Indian manufacturer's push to move beyond its roots in tractors and SUVs....
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Mercedes steps up dealer expansion in smaller Indian towns

Dec. 12, 2015 16:00 CET

Mercedes is stepping up expansion of its car dealer network in smaller Indian towns to tap growing wealth and aspirations for global luxury brands....
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Floods in 'India's Detroit' continue to disrupt car production, industry group says

11:03 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2015

Heavy rain in the southern Indian city of Chennai -- often known as "India's Detroit" -- will disrupt auto manufacturing because the ensuing flooding disrupted the production of components needed by carmakers, according to a manufacturers group....
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GM says Kaher Kazem to head India unit

11:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

General Motors said Kaher Kazem will become head of its India unit effective Jan. 1 after the current chief, Arvind Saxena, retires as general manager at year-end....
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Car production halt in flood-hit Indian state may hit sales, exports

6:14 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Global carmakers and suppliers in India's flood-hit southern city of Chennai, an area known as India's Detroit, are being forced to keep factory gates closed until Saturday at least, which is likely to hit local sales and exports in coming months....
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Heavy rains batter auto production in India's Detroit

7:35 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2015

Heavy rains in India's southern Tamil Nadu state have battered one of the country's largest auto manufacturing hubs and forced plants to shut for the second time in less than a month, crippling production and deliveries from the region....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Volkswagen will recall 323,700 diesel cars in India

Dec. 1, 2015 17:13 CET

Volkswagen Group will recall about 323,700 cars in India after a government-ordered probe into its diesel models showed emissions exceeding permissible limits....
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VW to recall 323,700 cars in India after emission tests

9:59 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen AG will recall about 323,700 cars in India after a government-ordered probe into its diesel models showed emissions exceeding permissible limits....
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Ford, BMW, Renault halt output in India amid heavy rains

6:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Ford, BMW and Renault were among manufacturers that halted production at their factories in India as monsoon rains lashed the southern city of Chennai, flooding many neighborhoods and disrupting public transport....
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Ford, BMW, Renault halt output as floods hit India production hub

Dec. 1, 2015 13:00 CET

Ford, BMW and Renault were among automakers that halted production as monsoon rains lashed the southern Indian city of Chennai, a hub for vehicle production, flooding many neighborhoods and disrupting public transport....
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Suzuki lifts annual profit outlook on strong India, VW stake sale

Nov. 4, 2015 11:38 CET

Suzuki says it has lifted its annual net profit forecast by 14 percent, citing better-than-expected earnings in India and the sale of its stake in Volkswagen Group....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Volkswagen likely to recall 100,000 cars in India, report says

Oct. 29, 2015 11:58 CET

Volkswagen Group is likely to recall 100,000 cars in India affected by the diesel emission scandal, a report said. The country's emissions testing agency has been examining Volkswagen vehicles and plans to submit a report to the government by the end of this month....
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Nissan aims to lure customers in India with cricket sponsorship

Oct. 15, 2015 11:39 CET

Nissan will sponsor the Cricket World Cup as it seeks to build its brand in countries where cricket is popular, particularly in India....
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PSA has no plans to return to India any time soon

Oct. 6, 2015 15:32 CET

PSA says it has no plans to re-enter India's car market any time soon after a report said the carmaker is in talks with Tata to form a local partnership that could oversee production and distribution in the market and share technology....
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GM expects to be profitable in India in 5 years

6:53 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015

General Motors expects to be profitable in India in five years as it cuts costs and works toward increasing local content in its cars, the automaker's India chief told Reuters....
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Renault, Nissan halt $756 million India investment, report says

Aug. 31, 2015 11:43 CET

Renault and alliance partner Nissan have halted plans to invest 50 billion rupees ($756 million) in India because they say they are owed 46 billion rupees by the Tamil Nadu state government for investment promotion subsidies and tax refunds, a report said....
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Global carmakers rework India plans

Aug. 27, 2015 12:01 CET

Leading global carmakers including VW, GM, Nissan and Renault are reviewing their plans in India as they seek to boost sales, avoid more cutbacks, and better compete against market leaders Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Mahindra....
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Ferrari returns to India with California T, new dealers

Aug. 26, 2015 11:40 CET

Ferrari is renewing its Indian market push with two new dealers and the introduction of the California T convertible after terminating earlier dealerships for reasons including dissatisfaction with service levels....
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Renault-Nissan will cut jobs, production in India

Aug. 20, 2015 12:32 CET

Renault-Nissan plans to cut several hundred jobs in India and reduce production at its plant near Chennai. The move is in reaction to slowing sales caused by the slow pace of new product launches and growing competition from rivals such as Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai....
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GM takes a fresh look at emerging markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2015

GM is spending $5 billion to develop a new family of Chevrolet small cars that it will build and sell in China, Brazil, India, Mexico and other emerging markets. It is co-developing the common architecture and engines with Chinese partner SAID Motor corp....
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