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  • Honda Mobilio diesel vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi: Honda's first MPV has the jaws to bite away a significant chunk from the Ertiga's share of pie 38 minutes ago

    There are many MPVs out there in the market, more so in the sub-ten-lakh rupee bracket. But there is a new breed that has taken birth - MPVs that are based on small-car platforms, have small engines too, but still promise large space and a car-like driving feel. I like...
  • Car makers want excise duty cut to continue even after June 30 June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With the June 30 deadline fast approaching for expiry of reduced excise rate, car makers want the government to extend it further even as they adopt a wait and watch policy before considering price hikes. "We certainly hope that the government of India will give us an opportunity to...
  • Renault India to launch its Alto 800 rival by 2015 June 16, 2014

    Renault India is planning to launch its own take for the entry-level hatchback segment and is codenamed XBA. Instead of using Datsun Go as a base, Renault will use the CMF-A platform which it announced along with Nissan last year. The CMF-A is a bit like the versatile Volkswagen MQB platform...
  • Maruti Driving Institute's Training director on importance of seatbelt June 7, 2014

    Training director of the Maruti Driving Institute Mahesh Rajoria talks about the importance of the seatbelt and basic rules that need to be followed. He said, "In theory we teach a lot of things about traffic rules. A simple thing like wearing seatbelts is very important. Driver's own safety is...
  • HC restrains Haryana from prosecuting Maruti for no prior environment clearance May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday restrained Harayana government from "prosecuting" car maker Maruti Suzuki for not having prior environment clearance (EC) for its unit in Rohtak after the company gave an undertaking that it will apply for the green nod. The court held that the company...
  • Maruti launches CNG variant of Celerio car at Rs 4.68 lakh May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today launched a CNG variant of its latest compact car 'Celerio', priced at Rs 4.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The CNG-powered 'Celerio Green' will be available with manual transmission in VXi trim, MSI said in a statement. ...
  • Maruti Alto crosses 25 lakh unit sales mark in domestic market May 13, 2014

    The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday said its compact car Alto has become the second model from the company's portfolio to cross the 25 lakh unit sales mark in the domestic market. The Alto has entered the 25 lakh club, where the only other car is the Maruti...
  • Maruti Suzuki India April sales decline 11 per cent to 86,196 units May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India, the country's largest carmaker, on Thursday reported 11.4 per cent decline in total sales in April to 86,196 units, against 97,302 units in the same month last year. The company said its domestic sales declined by 12.6 per cent during the month to 79,119 units...
  • Maruti Suzuki Q4 net dips 35 per cent at Rs 800 crore April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India on Friday posted a 35.46 per cent decline in net profit at Rs 800.05 crore for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. The company had posted a profit of Rs 1,239.62 crore in the corresponding period of the previous financial...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Dhoom 3' gets highest votes in Best Sound Designing category April 23, 2014

    The year 2013 saw a mixed bag of successful popular and art house cinema. Sound designers are still to get their due in the Hindi film industry, but with the rise of Resul Pookutty at international level Bollywood filmmakers have started to take this department seriously. From among the top...
  • Maruti to recall 103,000 cars for faulty fuel caps in India April 11, 2014

    Automaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd is to recall more than 103,000 of its Ertiga, Swift and Dzire vehicles to replace faulty fuel caps that could lead to fuel leaks in extreme cases. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact the owners of all 103,311 affected vehicles - which include those made between November...
  • Ambassador car still runs for a few leaders in race to LS election April 10, 2014

    Once the most preferred vehicle for political class in India, the good-old Ambassador still finds a place among the prized possessions of a few leaders in race to find their way to the 16th Lok Sabha. Along with 'Amby', as the country's oldest car brand is commonly known as, there is...
  • Maruti may recall around one lakh Dzire cars over faulty fuel tank April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is likely to recall about one lakh units of its compact sedan Dzire to replace a faulty fuel tank part. While the company officials declined to comment, neither confirming nor denying the development, industry sources said the...
  • Maruti likely to undertake Dzire recall to replace faulty part April 8, 2014

    The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is likely to recall about one lakh units of its compact sedan Dzire to replace a faulty fuel tank part. While the company officials declined to comment, neither confirming nor denying the development, industry sources said the firm has already initiated replacement of the...
  • Maruti Suzuki March sales decline by 5.5 per cent April 1, 2014

    Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Tuesday reported a 5.5 per cent decline in total sales in March at 1,13,350 units as against 1,19,937 units in the same month last year. The company said its domestic sales declined  by 5.2 per cent during the month to 1,02,269 units as...
  • Toyota suspends India production as pay dispute drags March 17, 2014

    Toyota Motor Corp's Indian unit has temporarily closed its two plants where some workers had stopped production lines to protest a delay in salary hikes after 10 months of negotiations. The factories near Bangalore are Toyota Motor's only vehicle plants in the world's sixth-biggest auto market, where the Japanese manufacturer generates...
  • Too early to talk about 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti' sequel: Saqib Saleem March 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Saqib Saleem says talks are on for a sequel to 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti', but he can't divulge details about the project. Released in 2013, Ashima Chibber-directed 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti was a light-hearted goofy oddball father-son saga. While Saqib played the son, Ram Kapoor was seen as his...
  • Sensex ends 67 points up to end at record close March 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Wednesday extended gains by rising 67 points to end near its record close on sustained buying driven by positive global cues. Thawing of Ukraine crisis and upbeat economic data from China helped domestic markets, said traders. After gaining 263.08 points in the previous session, the Sensex...
  • Sensex ends up 263 points; Hindalco gains March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The Sensex was up 263.08 points or 1.26 per cent at 21209.73, and the Nifty ended up 76.50 points or 1.23 per cent at 6297.95. About 1614 shares advanced, 1063 shares declined, and 134 shares were unchanged. Hindalco gained 8 per cent. Other gainers in the Sensex were...
  • Bangalore duo tops the 12th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm rally March 2, 2014

    Bangalore couple Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera D’Souza have redefined ‘teamwork’ in motorsport by being the only couple to consistently win rallies across the country. The Banglore duo topped Rally Ndure (TSD category) at the prestigious 12th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm, which concluded on Saturday. While the champion TSD rallyists of the country...
  • Maruti fails to allay concerns over Suzuki Gujarat plant, shares sink February 28, 2014

    Shares of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd fell as much as 5.5 per cent on Friday, after the car maker sought to allay investor concerns over its plan to source cars from a plant to be built by its parent Suzuki Motor in Gujarat. A group of heavyweight fund managers holding nearly...
  • Maruti Celerio gets 14,000 bookings in less than 20 days February 26, 2014

    Maruti has received an unprecedented demand for the Celerio, especially for the AMT variant. The company claims that it receives around 1000 bookings a day for the Celerio. Out of these bookings, majority of the customers opt for the AMT. Out of the five trims that the Celerio was launched...
  • Maruti, Hyundai cut prices after excise duty reduction February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's biggest car makers, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) and Hyundai Motor India, cut prices after excise duty on automobiles was reduced in the Interim Budget. While MSI's price cuts range between Rs 8,502 and Rs 30,984 across its models, Hyundai has slashed prices by between Rs 10,000...
  • Maruti, Hyundai cut prices after excise duty reduction February 19, 2014

    The country's biggest car makers, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) and Hyundai Motor India, on Wednesday cut prices after excise duty on automobiles was reduced in the Interim Budget. While MSI's price cuts range between Rs 8,502 and Rs 30,984 across its models, Hyundai has slashed prices by between Rs 10,000 and...
  • I just want to be famous: Saqib Saleem February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti' fame actor Saqib Saleem says he wants to be popular and also explore more as an actor. "There are no limitations as an actor. I just want to be famous. As an actor, one should not limit themselves. As long as the script is justified, I...
  • Overdrive: Review of Maruti Suzuki Celerio February 15, 2014

    Maruti Suzuki Celerio is the first car in India to get an automated manual transmission. However, the car's look is deceptively similar to the Alto and the Etios. ...
  • 10 memories of Maruti 800 that we will always cherish February 8, 2014

    Amidst all the glitz and glamour of the Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki India puts brakes on the Maruti 800 model. The glorious saga of the Maruti 800 goes back to 1983 when its first ever model took the Indian roads by storm. The inconic car brand sold more than 2.5...
  • Maruti Suzuki Celerio review: The transmission makes all the difference February 8, 2014

    After a remarkably quiet 2013 Maruti Suzuki has begun spreading its gigantic wings all over 2014. They begin the year with a brand new offering aimed squarely at the Indian market. The Celerio, if you aren't aware of it by now, is a hatchback that will eventually replace the A-Star...
  • Demystified: Maruti Suzuki Celerio's Automated Manual Transmission February 8, 2014

    The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is arguably the biggest launch of the Auto Expo 2014 and the show stopper is the the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) variant. Essentially, the AMT is nothing like your conventional auto boxes. In fact it is a conventional manual gearbox which remains unchanged, which has an electro...