SMALL CAR

  • Ford plans to launch new small car in India December 4, 2013

    Guwahati: Car maker Ford India said it is looking at introducing a small car model in the country as part of its strategy to roll out eight new products by 2015. The company is also looking at "opportunities" to increase the capacity of its compact sports utility vehicle EcoSport to...
  • No plans to launch sub 4 lakh small car: Skoda January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Czech carmaker Skoda today said it will not launch a small car below Rs 4 lakh in India immediately as entering the segment will require the company to compromise on "safety" and "quality" of the vehicles. In 2010, the company had announced to launch...
  • The Indian education of RenaultNissan's CEO December 9, 2011

    Joseph Campbell, in his The Hero with a Thousand Faces, explained the making of a hero. The hero starts out ordinary; gets a call to adventure; undergoes severe tests and on survival gets a great boon. After this, he returns to an ordinary life and uses that boon to improve...
  • Now world's cheapest car Tata Nano to go electric March 2, 2010

    Geneva: Tata Motors said on Tuesday it would bring an electric version of the Nano, the world's cheapest car, to Europe within three years, starting with Britain and Scandinavia. Tata has said it would begin selling the gasolineengine Nano in Europe by next year, as it aims to expand its...
  • Adieu Maruti 800: The big small car of India February 13, 2010

    New Delhi: From the day the first one was picked up by Harpal singh in Delhi in 1983, Maruti 800 has been the first car of many Indian homes for almost 3 decades. However, now its time to say goodbye to Maruti 800. The company is phasing out the...
  • Small car trend at 10th Auto Expo January 7, 2010

    The 10 Auto Expo has been a launch pad for the small car revolution. Major brands unveiled their concept variants while others announced the launches of their small cars. ...
  • Small cars make big impact at Auto Expo January 6, 2010

    New Delhi: The Auto Expo kicked off in New Delhi on Tuesday. The first day saw a series of new car launches, but small cars made the most impact a sign perhaps, of recessionary times. ...
  • Auto Expo opens in Delhi, focuses on small cars January 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The sevenday 10th Auto Expo starts on January 5 and with about 2,100 participants from 30 countries it promises to be one of the largest automobile extravaganza in the globe. Over 6 lakh visitors are expected to visit Auto Expo in the next one week and the organisers on...
  • Auto Expo in limelight as small cars get big December 28, 2009

    Mumbai/Tokyo: Keen to boost sales, global automakers will unveil a slew of cheap, compact cars at India's Auto Expo next week as they turn to one of the few remaining growth markets to keep their engines humming. Car sales in India, the world's secondmost populous country, are set to jump about...
  • RenaultNissan to launch Indian lowcost car in 2012 November 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Renault, Nissan Motor Co and their Indian partner will launch an ultra lowcost car in India in 2012 that will cost less than Tata Motor's Nano, the world's cheapest car. Chief executive of both the French and Japanese car makers, Carlos Ghosn said on Tuesday an agreement has been...
  • Tata Nano could be a fire safety hazard October 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Three incidents of Tata Nanos catching fire have been reported putting a question mark on the safety of the world's cheapest car. An incident was reported from Delhi on Tuesday and there have been one each from Ahmedabad and Lucknow in the past one month. All three...
  • In pics: Ford launches small car Figo in India September 25, 2009

    Ford Motor Company will manufacture the lowcost compact car in India from early next year. ...
  • Ford launches small car Figo in India September 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Ford Motor Co sees signs of a slow recovery in the US auto market, Chief Executive Alan Mulally said on Wednesday at an event marking plans for the launch of a new small car in India. Ford unveiled the car for India that it plans to produce beginning early...
  • Destination Ladakh: The ultimate small car comparison test August 22, 2009

    New Delhi: In Overdrive this week, CNNIBN sets out to Ladakh to test drive and compare all the Indian small cars in that terrain. The torturous and demanding roads in Ladakh are a true test of a car's abilities and capabilities. The one small car which can stand over all...
  • Nano likely to worsen traffic woes, chaos on roads: HC July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Ticking off the city government for its "apathy" towards public safety and noting with concern the burgeoning traffic on the streets, the Delhi High Court on Monday while ruling on the infamous BMW hitandrun case, observed that the situation "is likely to worsen" with the advent of the...
  • More job losses likely at JLR, say Tata Motors June 26, 2009

    Mumbai: Tata Motors may consider more job cuts and plant shutdowns for the Jaguar and Land Rover unit, a top official said on Friday. "There has already been 2,000 job losses. We may be looking at more job losses, more plant shutdowns," Vice Chairman Ravi Kant told a news conference, adding...
  • Fiat launches its third small car in India June 17, 2009

    New Delhi: A week after Honda entered the small car segment in the Indian market, Italian auto major Fiat on Wednesday launched the globally available Grande Punto, its third small car offering in the country. "The launch of Grande Punto marks a new milestone for Fiat in India as we bring...
  • For GM, 'small is beautiful now' May 30, 2009

    Washington: American auto major General Motors (GM) has announced plans to build small cars in US. They are looking forward on this segment of car model both in the country and overseas. "Small cars represent one of the fastest growing segments in both the US and around the world," said General...
  • Beeline for Nano | Book online | Price list | Why Nano? April 10, 2009

    Mumbai: Bookings for Tata Motors' Nano got off to a brisk start in Mumbai on Thursday, with a steady stream of prospective customers queuing up to be one of the first to own what is billed as the world's cheapest car. The profile of customers was varied from firsttime buyers to...
  • Why book a Tata Nano: the many reasons to grab a form April 10, 2009

    Mumbai: Bookings for Tata Motors' Nano got off to a brisk start in Mumbai on Thursday, with a steady stream of prospective customers queuing up to be one of the first to own what is billed as the world's cheapest car. The profile of customers was varied from firsttime buyers to...
  • In Pics: Tata Nano on display in showrooms April 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Ratan Tata's vehicle for the aam aadmi (common man) came up on display in showrooms from April , 2009. The topend variant of the car is on show at dealerships across the country and dealers expect maximum bookings. The booking process is open from April 9 to April...
  • Tata Nano in showrooms from April 1 April 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Ratan Tata's vehicle for the aam aadmi (common man) will be on display in showrooms from April 1. The topend variant of the car will be on show at dealerships across the country and dealers expect maximum bookings. The booking process is open from April 9 to April 25....
  • Singur people want Nano back: Buddhadeb March 28, 2009

    Kolkata: Global auto major Tata Motors may have moved out its Nano plant from the state but the people of Singur still want the project, says West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. "People of Singur want the factory over there, they are very hopeful and I have conveyed this to the...
  • No Nano impact on us: Twowheeler manufacturers March 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Major twowheeler manufacturers are unanimous that the Tatas' Nano will have no impact on their business. "Nothing much has changed since the unveiling of Nano at the Auto Expo except for the announcement of prices. I still maintain it is not going to have any real impact on twowheelers,"...
  • BMC fines Tata Motors for default on ads displayed March 26, 2009

    Mumbai: The Tata Motors on Wednesday paid a fine of around Rs one lakh to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities for displaying unauthorised advertisements during the muchpublicised 'Nano' car launch at Marine Drive in south Mumbai. The civic body had sent notices to the Tata...
  • Nano bookings to soothe Tata Motors funding woes March 24, 2009

    Mumbai: Tata Motors looks set to harness massive demand for its Nano, the world cheapest car, helping it raise funds to cover bridge loans for last year's purchase of the luxury Jaguar and Land Rover brands. Interested buyers need to front up most of the cost of the new car...
  • Tata Motors rolls out Nano, take India by storm March 24, 2009

    Tata Motors launched Nano on Monday. The car has inspired a song and has made India a torchbearer in the world. As promised, at Rs 1lakh the car is the cheapest in the world. All three variants of the Nano the base model, the CX and the LX were unveiled...
  • Take a test drive, on the road with Nano March 23, 2009

    Six years ago Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata expressed his dream of building a low cost car. 500 engineers came together to give shape to that dream and now it's ready to meet its customers. At first glance, I would say it's a cute small car, a car you would...
  • Ratan Tata launches Nano in Mumbai March 23, 2009

    Mumbai: Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata launched the Nano in Mumbai on Monday evening. Nano basic model will be available for Rs. 1,12,735 while the luxury model will cost Rs 1,70,335 at Pantnagar. Insurance and road tax will be separate. Launching the car, Ratan Tata said that the car had given the...
  • Tata Nano's tumultuous journey finally over March 23, 2009

    New Delhi: World's most affordable car, Tata Nano, was commercially launched on Monday and with it the car's rough journey to reach its market finally came to an end. Nano is more popularly known as Rs 1lakh car but it was not planned to be so. Tata Motors chairman Ratan Tata had...