DIESEL CARS

  • SC notice to Centre on plea to levy higher tax on diesel cars February 11, 2014

    Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre and Delhi government for their responses on a plea seeking imposition of a higher tax on owners of diesel run cars in order to control air pollution. A threejudge Green bench comprising Justice AK Patnaik, SS Nijjar and FMI Kalifulla also sought...
  • Maruti cuts diesel engine production by onethird: sources July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki has shut its third shift (Shift C) at its engine plant in Manesar due to low demand. It has cut its production to align with the demand. Maruti has now cut its diesel engine production by onethird, according to sources. With the third shift shutting down, Maruti...
  • Maruti production plants at Gurgaon, Manesar shut for a day today June 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Falling sales have forced the country's largest car maker Maruti Udyog to announce a oneday shutdown on Friday of its production facilities in Manesar and Gurgaon. This is the first time Maruti has shut down its diesel car production at Manesar. The company said that it needs to...
  • Maruti to shut 2 production plants for a day as diesel car sales dip June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Falling car sales have forced Maruti Udyog to shut down its Gurgaon and Manesar plants for a day on June 7. Maruti will shut down production at the two plants as demand for diesel cars falls, said sources. This is the first time Maruti will shut down its diesel...
  • Tata Nano diesel may run on 800cc engine, cost Rs 60,000 more April 15, 2013

    We have spotted test mules of the upcoming Tata Nano diesel on various occasions but the engine specifications were always speculative. Not anymore though. Well known turbocharger maker Garrett has listed on it's webpage the details of the Nano diesel engine. The diesel Nano will be powered by a 0.8L...
  • Honda's first diesel car in India 'Amaze' to be launched soon April 6, 2013

    For over the decade, Honda has been selling its product in Indian Market base solely on the strength of its petrol engine. But the time had caught up with Honda, the disparity in the fuel prices as well as Honda not having a diesel engine in its portfolio has caused...
  • Ban diesel vehicles in Delhi: Pollution control body December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Government today informed the Lok Sabha that Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has recommended that there is need to ban diesel vehicles in Delhi to prevent emission of high smoke particles. "The EPCA in a report in 2012 has stated that benefits of...
  • SC notice to Centre after green tax on cars sought November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre over the rising pollution levels in the capital and asked why an environment compensation charge should not be imposed on petrol and diesel cars. The apex court was hearing an application filed by senior lawyer Harish Salve who...
  • Honda Briosedan to be called Amaze in India November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Japanese car major Honda today said it will launch its first diesel vehicle in India next fiscal and it will be an entrylevel sedan, named 'Amaze', developed on the platform of its existing small car 'Brio'. "The new entry sedan will be called the...
  • Tata Nano's CNG and diesel variants on the way November 8, 2012

    Mumbai: Tata Motors said its plan to roll out the CNG and diesel variants of Nano is on track and the small car is gradually gaining popularity in new segments. "Plans in this regard are not on hold. We have talked about both of those variants.... The Nano CNG is...
  • Honda teases Brio sedan, to launch in India next year October 27, 2012

    Honda officials have made it clear that they will be bringing in the Briobased sedan to India next year and that too with a diesel engine under the hood. Now, Honda has released teasers of the Indiabound Brio on its Thai website. Rumored to be less than 4 metres in...
  • Maruti bets big on diesel cars to hike market share August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday said it is "examining" having more diesel engine capacity than it has currently planned in order to have an overall 40 per cent market share in the domestic passenger vehicle market. "If we want to have 40 per cent of market share, we would...
  • Maruti seeks to derisk Manesar plant July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior Maruti officials met in Gurgaon on Thursday seeking a new strategy to derisk the Manesar plant after worker unrest led to the death of one of its senior officials there. Workers set fire to the plant after one of the team leaders allegedly made a discriminatory remark...
  • Finance Ministry mulls raising excise duty on diesel vehicles June 6, 2012

    The auto companies' leaders on Wednesday met the Finance Ministry officials to discuss the possible excise hike on diesel cars. They also discussed the widening gap in the petrol and diesel prices. ...
  • Excise hike on diesel cars not right: Auto firms June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Unable to bite the bullet on diesel subsidies, the Finance Ministry is now looking to raise excise duty on diesel vehicles. Representatives of the auto companies on Wednesday met Finance Ministry officials to discuss the possible excise hike on diesel cars. The auto companies representatives also discussed the widening...
  • No diesel price hike but diesel cars may get costly May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is considering raising the excise duty on diesel cars. The suggestion was mooted long back by the Oil Ministry. This came after the inter ministerial group on inflation and diesel pricing options met on Monday. However, Oil Minister Jaipal Reddy has categorically said that the government...
  • Budget 2012: Will govt tax diesel vehicles? March 13, 2012

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will announce the Union Budget on March 16 and the auto sector will be keenly tuned in for any helping hand from the government to push up slowing sales, and will also look for clarity on issues like a possible tax on diesel cars. Several experts have...
  • Ford, Renault oppose additional duty on diesel cars February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of presentation of Budget for 201213, automobile makers like Ford and Renault are raising their voice against imposition of any additional duty on diesel vehicles that has been demanded by many quarters. As the government gets ready with the Budget, there has been speculation that higher taxes could...
  • The diesel battle in the Dsegment cars December 10, 2011

    Its an out and out gang war except here, unlike the Mumbai underworld, the characters have turned up in doublebreasted suits, including the handkerchiefs sticking out of their pockets. Some of them have their hats on too. It is after all a battle to grab the eyeballs of the elite....
  • The Auto Show: Get set for a diesel blitz November 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Get set for an overdose of diesel cars on the Auto Show with the Getz D and the Tata Safari 2.2 CRDI. Also, Hormazd answers all your questions in the Selector section. ...