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Renault bets on cheap car with high-end features in India

May 20, 2015 10:24 CET

Renault hopes to succeed where Nissan's Datsun brand has stumbled by introducing the Kwid minicar in India. The hatchback will start at $4,700 and offer equipment not common in the country's best-selling small cars such as an airbag and navigation functions....
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Hyundai group considers 3rd India factory

7:03 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2015

Hyundai Motor Group said today it is looking at building a third factory in India, highlighting its growing appetite for expanding globally after an unofficial two-year moratorium on boosting capacity....
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Ford aims to triple exports from India with new plant

March 26, 2015 10:09 CET

Ford has invested $1 billion in a new plant in India that will help the automaker triple exports from the country. The factory will build the EcoSport subcompact SUV, which Ford exports to Europe....
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Tata plans image lift for ultracheap Nano

6:43 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2015

Tata Motors, producer of the car conceived as the world's cheapest, is rethinking the “cheap” part of it. The Indian automaker believes its Nano, which went on sale in 2009 with a price tag of about $2,500, may have been too inexpensive for its own good....
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BMW will use Indian suppliers for some local parts

Feb. 4, 2015 10:52 CET

BMW's India unit said it will partner with seven domestic suppliers to source components for local production of cars at its Chennai plant in southern India....
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Kia needs India plant to offset slowing sales in Russia and China, report says

Jan. 22, 2015 12:10 CET

Kia needs to set up a factory in India to tap growth in the fast-growing market and offset slowing sales in Russia and China, a Korean newspaper reported the automaker's CEO as saying. India may become the world's No. 3 auto market by next year....
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India may extend tax breaks for carmakers beyond 2014, report says

Nov. 27, 2014 11:08 CET

India may extend excise duty concessions for carmakers beyond Dec. 31, a finance ministry source said. European automakers such as Renault and VW are trying to gain a foothold in the market, which is led by Asian brands....
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Stop the Datsun Go, safety group requests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Nissan's budget-priced Datsun Go hatchback has sold poorly since it debuted with much fanfare in India last March, and a devastating new assessment of the car's crash safety surely won't help....
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Ghosn finds Datsun a tough sell -- even at $5,000

6:48 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2014

In July last year, as Nissan prepared to bring Datsun out of a decades-long retirement, the company scoffed at the idea that the budget brand could follow Tata's $2,500 Nano in becoming a flop....
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Mahindra will buy 51% stake in PSA's money-losing scooter unit

Oct. 7, 2014 10:38 CET

Mahindra & Mahindra will buy a majority stake in PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's money-losing scooter unit, giving the Indian tractor and SUV maker access to European technology....
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Skoda denies report on investment curb in India

Sept. 26, 2014 16:01 CET

Skoda says it remains committed to its Indian operations after a report suggested that the automaker may cut investments in the market over concerns about the country's business environment....
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VW picks Kantner to lead India sales

Sept. 25, 2014 06:01 CET

VW Group has named Manfred Kantner the new head of passenger car sales for India and the Far East at the group's namesake brand. India has been a trouble spot for VW brand since growth slowed in 2012....
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Mahindra said to be in talks to buy PSA's scooter unit

Sept. 16, 2014 16:32 CET

Indian SUV and tractor maker Mahindra & Mahindra is said to be in advanced talks to buy PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's scooter unit, after PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said the group was looking to offload the business....
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THE GM RECALL

GM has substantially completed vehicle recalls, Barra says

9:06 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2014

General Motors has “substantially completed” its vehicle recalls, CEO Mary Barra said. “We're working hard to make sure that as new vehicles come out, they achieve even higher levels” of quality and safety, Barra told reporters in New Delhi today. “We're very focused to being industry leaders.”...
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Mahindra in alliance talks with PSA, Saab maker, report says

Sept. 8, 2014 10:52 CET

Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra is exploring alliance opportunities with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and the maker of Saab cars, NEVS, according to a newspaper report....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW India boss outlines turnaround plan

Sept. 1, 2014 06:15 CET

VW India boss Mahesh Kodumudi explains to Automotive News Europe what measures the automaker is taking to reverse its slide in the key market....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

How India went from boom to bust

Sept. 1, 2014 06:15 CET

After a period of rapid expansion, India's car market entered a slump indirectly triggered by the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement that it would start to gradually phase out its ultra-loose monetary policy....
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Heated debate over transfer pricing

Sept. 1, 2014 06:15 CET

A key challenge facing companies in India is litigation over transfer pricing. Foreign companies are debating with the government whether business between two companies with the same parent is artificially mispriced to lower tax bills....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

European automakers seek firmer foothold in India

Sept. 1, 2014 06:15 CET

When VW reported group deliveries in India had more than doubled in 2011, it looked as if the market would help the automaker achieve its goal of being No. 1 in global sales. Things have changed since then, forcing VW to rework its plans....
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GM, Ford, Toyota and VW among automakers hit by antitrust penalties in India

Aug. 26, 2014 10:21 CET

India's antitrust regulator fined 14 carmakers a combined $420 million for stifling competition in the market for spare parts. Among the companies fined were the local units of GM, Ford, Toyota, VW, Fiat, Nissan, BMW and Mercedes....
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Jaguar Land Rover helps parent Tata triple Q1 profit

Aug. 12, 2014 01:20 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's surging vehicle sales and rising profit helped parent Tata Motors triple its first-quarter net income. JLR's pre-tax profit more than doubled to 924 million pounds (1.2 billion euros) during the quarter....
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PSA denies partnership talks with India's Mahindra

Aug. 6, 2014 14:18 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen denied an Indian newspaper report of partnership talks with India's Mahindra & Mahindra to share technology and production facilities....
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VW goes local in India to lift sales

July 17, 2014 16:52 CET

VW will increase the amount of locally made parts in the cars it sells in India to help lift falling sales. Five years after entering India, VW has captured just 2.1 percent of the market because its cars are seen as relatively expensive....
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Volkswagen plans $250 million investment in India

July 15, 2014 10:36 CET

Volkswagen plans to invest 15 billion rupees ($250 million) in India over the next five to six years. VW's market share in India fell in the last fiscal year to 2.1 percent from 2.4 percent....
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HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: In India, torrential rains mean good business

10:42 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

We've all seen the stereotypical pictures of peak monsoon season in India: Throngs of people wading waist-deep through cities swamped with muddy water....
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