Indian Automotive Industry

Indian Automotive Industry registers a growth of 2% overall in the month of January 2015 as against January 2014.The industry produced a total of 1,976,270 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers and two wheelers in January 2015 as against 1,937,489 in January 2014. The numbers were helped by Passenger Vehicles which grew by 3.62 % over the current fiscal (April 2014 - January 2015), whereas commercial segment registers a negative growth of 4.6%. Three Wheelers is showing robust growth despite several issues. Exports In April-January 2015, overall automobile exports grew by 19.40 percent over the same period last year. Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers and Two Wheelers grew by 6.66 percent, 14.73 percent, 18.98 percent and 23.30 per Read More

Volkswagen launches limited edition of Polo GT

Volkswagen India has launched a limited edition of its Polo GT hatchback and priced it at Rs 9.21 lakh. The limited edition, Polo GT Sport will be available across both petrol and diesel variants of Polo GT, while the petrol variant powered by a 1.2 litre engine is priced at Rs 9.11 lakh, the diesel option with a 1.5 litre engine costs Rs 9.21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Polo GT Sport has new exterior and interior updates such as glossy black spoiler, 16 inch alloy wheels and leatherette finished seat covers. Read More

India makes crash test mandatory from October 2017

Government of India is aiming to make roads safer for people, is set to introduce stringent safety norms under which all new cars will have to undergo mandatory crash tests from October 2017. All new cars will have to comply strict crash test norms, while for upgrades of existing models, the deadline will be from October 2018. New minimum safety norms, including frontal and side crash tests, will apply to all cars ? entry level, small and cheaper models. As per the new order, cars would be tested for frontal crash norms at 56 kmph, while for the side crash test, it will be at 50 kmph,. The new test facility offers a range of crash tests like full-frontal impact, side impact and offset-frontal impact etc. From now on, all these tests can be carried out under one roof for the first time Read More