Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicCar sales

Topic: car sales

India loves French jets, but their cars? Good thing Citroen C3 is a mass market product

Citroen India says the price of C3 will be a ‘surprise’. Anything under Rs 5 lakh would mean the hatchback will take on the likes of Maruti-Suzuki Celerio and Tata Punch.

Santro, the car that launched Hyundai in India, drives into the sunset. But shed no tears

Indians loved Santro. Proof: Hyundai today stands heads and shoulders above its peers not just in India but across the world.

India’s car sales could take a year to return to pre-Covid levels, Mahindra & Mahindra says

India’s auto industry had just begun to recover from its worst-ever slowdown before the nation was hit by the second wave of Covid.

Before Maruti 800, there was the quirky Sipani Dolphin, a hit in motorsport circuits

The Dolphin’s two-door design and fibreglass body were some features that made it a hit among racing enthusiasts.

Car sales in China shine as rest of world reels from virus

Deliveries of sedans, SUVs, minivans and multipurpose vehicles in China have increased to 7.4% in September from a year earlier to 1.94 million units.

Message we get is we don’t want you – Toyota stops expansion in India saying taxes too high

Indian governments keep taxes on cars, motorbikes so high that companies find it hard to build scale & buyers find them out of reach, Toyota says.

Already a billionaire, car-parts supplier Vivek Chaand Sehgal aims to triple sales in 5 yrs

Vivek Chaand Sehgal of Motherson Sumi is targeting to triple sales to $36 billion by 2025 by buying up distressed companies as they run out of money.

Maruti Suzuki reports quarterly loss in India for the first time ever

India’s automobile market is going through its worst slowdown ever, and an industry group doesn’t expect sales to rebound to pre-crisis levels for at least another four years.

Coronavirus is not only boosting car sales, it’s changing how we shop for them

A host of issues will factor in to the new world of car buying, including e-commerce, independent mechanics’ shops, and strict franchise laws.

Car sales drop for the 10th month in a row, this time by a record 41%

The automobile sector is a key part of India's economy, employing millions of people directly or indirectly and contributing more than 7% to the GDP.

On Camera

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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