India's second biggest automaker suffered from an environment of high interest rates and fuel prices in an economy growing at its slowest pace in a decade, but it also paid the price of persisting with an aging fleet.
After unveiling the 2014 Superb at the Auto Expo, Skoda Auto India has today launched the vehicle in India at a starting price of Rs 18.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company has given both exterior and interior changes to the facelifted Superb.
"The new Skoda Superb is powerful, affordable and is Icon in the market" says @SkodaIndia official.- NDTV Auto (@NDTVAuto) February 10, 2014
German giant Mercedes admits it was "a little surprised" when Indian customers snapped up 125 of its new top-of-the-line S-Class luxury cars costing $250,000 apiece in just 16 days.
Italian automaker Fiat, which plans to launch its super premium hatchback Abarth 500 this year in India, is looking to locally assemble the car at its manufacturing plant at Ranjangaon.
After losing out to rivals in the Indian passenger vehicles market, Tata Motors is plotting a comeback with a sense of urgency and will bring a couple of new models every year, even as it admitted that lack of new products has hurt the company.
Unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo, the new Skoda Superb facelift will be launched on 10th February. The updated Superb has received changes both inside and out, which make it look sportier than before.
We brought you coverage of the Auto Expo and told you all about the cars that have made it there. Now open for the public, the Auto Expo is for all to see.
Force India announced that Hilmer Motorsport will be its official GP2 team this year and will run in the F1 team's colours. The partnership with Hilmer Motorsport is an expansion of Force India's young driver programme.
We have taken you through the on goings at the Auto Expo for the past two days and have also been able to tell you about the cars you can expect to see here. With over 40 cars and bikes unveiled on day one and a few more on day two, this year the Auto Expo is not to be missed. The Auto Expo opens to the public today and you can book your tickets online or get them at the venue itself.
The 12th Auto Expo is being held in Greater Noida's India expo Mart. the auto industry has been in the grips of its worst ever slowdown. But despite the gloom in the sector, its showing at the 12th Expo has been impressive.
The 12th Auto Expo is being held in Greater Noida's India expo Mart. This has been a very anticipated Auto Expo alright. There was a sense of expectation and anticipation about it, especially since the auto industry has been in the grips of its worst ever slowdown. But despite the gloom in the sector, its showing at the 12th Expo has been impressive.
Priced at Rs 42,75,000 (ex-showroom), it will be available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in the following four metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Glacier Silver, Imperial Blue Brilliant and Sparkling Brown.
Seen here, Mr Philipp von Sahr, President of BMW Group (India), with the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.
The Toyota Etios Cross has finally made its Indian debut at the Delhi Motor Show, today. Toyota's first ever crossover, Etios Cross made it global debut in Brazil, last year and now the company has brought it to India.
On the second day of the Delhi Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki India launched the much awaited Celerio hatchback at a starting price of Rs. 3.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Mahindra Reva, the electric mobility division of Mahindra & Mahindra, has unveiled the Mahindra Halo, a two-door, two-seater electric sports car concept.
Mahindra has just launched the all-new production Mojo. Quite different from the original concept, this 300cc motorcycle will be the manufacturer's flagship bike in the country.
'Plush pink' and 'burgundy bliss' scooters are the new buzz on India's roads, even as the rest of the autos market is sputtering amid an economic slowdown.
Sachin Tendulkar unveils BMW i8 Video on NDTV.com. The four cars unveiled by the luxury automaker at the Expo are BMW i8, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo and the BMW X5.
Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar unveiled four cars from the BMW stable at the Auto Expo on Wednesday. Sachin, whose love for four wheels is a known fact, is also the brand ambassador for BMW.
General Motors unveiled the all new Chevrolet Adra compact crossover at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, today. Though the car is in concept stage currently, but the model gives a preview of first compact crossover from General Motors.
The new Honda Jazz compact crossover has been finally showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, which made its debut in November 2013 in Japan. The crossover is based on Honda's new global design philosophy - EXCITING H DESIGN!!!, which, according to the company, is to make their cars 'High Tech, High Touch and High Tension'.
Unveils 'The next big Audi - Audi A3 Sedan'
- 'The next big Audi - Audi A3 Sedan'
- Special Attraction: Audi R18 e-tron quattro
- Technology Concept: Audi Sport quattro concept
- Sporty Highlights: Audi RS 7 Sportback and Audi R8 V10 Spyder
- Plans to increase dealership footprint to 40 in 2014
- Terence Johnsson, Vice-President, Overseas Sales of AUDI AG: "In 2013,Audi achieved new sales records in more than 40 markets and India was one of them with sales of 10002 units."
France's Renault may launch a car priced below Rs. 4.5 lakh in India, a senior executive said on Monday, as the company looks to tap the biggest and fastest growing segment of the Indian car market.
Hyundai Motor India on Wednesday rolled out the next generation model of Santa Fe sports utility vehicle. Santa Fe's launch comes a day after the South Korean car maker unveiled Xcent, its first compact sedan in India.
Harley Davidson has launched Street 750, its first made in India bike at Rs. 4.10 lakh at the Auto Expo. The Street 750 will be the cheapest Harley Davidson bike in the Indian market. Bookings for the Street 750 will start from March 1, 2014, the company said.
India's car market leader Maruti Suzuki India today unveiled two concept models - sedan Ciaz and crossover SX4 S-Cross -- as it looks to enhance its position in the bigger sedan segment going forward.
Maruti unveils S-cross and Ciaz concept sedan
S-cross launch plans not revealed
Celerio launch tomorrow at Auto Expo
Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will showcase new products at the Auto Expo, including a five-seater version of Jaguar's sports crossover concept C-X17, the new F-TYPE Coupe sports car and Project 7, a single-seater all-aluminium bodied roadster.
Carmakers including Ford Motor and Hyundai Motor Co will showcase compact sedans at India's largest auto show this week, targeting what they think could be the next hot market in a country long dominated by ultra-cheap hatchbacks.
Global carmakers are still banking on emerging economies including India, the world's sixth biggest auto market by volume, to drive long-term growth despite a recent slowing in demand.
Industry-wide sales in India are headed for a second straight annual decline in the fiscal year that ends in March.
Hyundai on Tuesday unveiled a new compact sedan called Xcent. The new sub-4 metre sedan from Hyundai will increase competition in the segment, pitting it against Maruti's Dzire and Honda's Amaze.
R K Srivastava: We at @HyundaiIndia want to be the most loved manufacturer in India- Ashish Jha (@jha_ashish) February 4, 2014
- Hyundai Xcent will be available in petrol and diesel versions
- Hyundai Xcent to come in both automatic and manual transmission modes
- Hyundai Xcent based on Grand i10 hatch platform
Here's your chance to participate in a live Google Hangout with Ranbir Kapoor, Pawan Munjal and Siddharth Vinayak Patankar. Only a lucky few will get the chance to take part in the Google Hangout on February 06, 2014 between 3-5pm (IST). So hurry and click to register.
During the expo, co-organised by SIAM, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), 70 new vehicles will be unveiled.