Month: January 2011

Hyundai Mobis Eyes World’s Top 10 Auto Parts Maker

South Korea’s largest auto parts maker Hyundai Mobis Co. said Monday it will seek to become the world’s 10th largest parts supplier this year through aggressive investment and overseas marketing. The company said it will aim to boost its global sales to 26 trillion won (US$23.34 billion) this year, up 23.8 percent from its target for last year. Actual figures for 2010 are due …

Harley Davidson FXS Blackline Softail in India

Harley Davidson bikes are the newest attraction to Indian bike enthusiasts and the line-up is too magnetizing. With bikes ranging from Rs.5 to Rs.35 Lakh the company has a number of bikes to offer to the Indian customers, priced in accordance with the budgets of different buyers. The pricing of Harley Davidson FXS Blackline Softail in India is yet to be …

2011 Nissan Sunny Sedan

The Nissan Micra Hatchback has been more of a tepid success for Nissan India, with the cute hatchback doing numbers that are nothing really to write home about, especially after a strongish initial performance. Nissan India, having entered the mainstream Indian market wih the Micra Hatchback is looking at breaking into newer territories of the Indian car market in the ear future. Spearheading this …

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X in India

The other day, I happened to check out an ad in one of the leading news daily in India and there was a beautiful car staring out of it. Every boy racer’s dream, the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO, forget the Roman ranking of it. The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X has been launched in India however except for the automobile …

Comparo – Avenger 220 versus Avenger 200

Avenger 200 after a grand run, Bajaj decided to upgrade the bike with Pulsar 200s mill and Avenger 200 was introduced in 2007 with a very little price increase and an introduction of ‘Oil Cooling’ on this bike. The 198.8cc air cooled (with oil cooler) mill of Avenger was tuned to a different tune from the Pulsar 200s …

New Ninjas recalled

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. issued a statement last month saying that the company was placing a technical hold on all 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R sportbikes because of an undisclosed problem found to exist with the current design. While Kawasaki has been tight-lipped on what exactly is the issue with the new ZX-10R early indications seem to suggest a problem …

Renault’s small car for India

French auto major Renault’s proposed small car to be launched in India post 2013 will be positioned above the ultra low cost car (ULC) that Bajaj Auto is developing for it and alliance partner Nissan, according to a top company official. “Bajaj’s (the ULC) will be much cheaper (compared to the small car that Renault is developing),” Renault executive vice …

Range Rover Evoque India this year

Ranger Rover Evoque will be launched in India by this year. Tata Motors owned British luxury car maker Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) first unveiled the Ranger Rover Evoque at the Paris Motor Show in September 2010 at a price of £30,000. The 5 door version of the car was launched at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show …

Audi’s support to Lamborghini

The on-and-off Lamborghini Estoque sedan is back on again. Last we heard, it was reported that CEO Stephan Winkelmann prefers to build a sedan variant more than the recently rumored SUV project. Recent reports suggest that the Estoque is back in the product lineup after senior executives at Audi agreed to put their support behind the sedan supercar last week. …

Hindustan Motors looking forward

The Indian car market is attracting a number of foreign manufacturers, the Malaysian national car maker Proton Holdings Bhd is one of them. The company is soon going to tie up with Hindustan Motors (HM) to assemble cars for them under a contract manufacturing agreement. The decision and other details regarding the Protons and Hindustan Motors deal will be announced by the end of …