Maruti Suzuki: Maruti announces limited edition ‘Dream Series’ models for select hatchbacks starting at Rs 4.99 lakh

India’s leading automaker Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday announced the ‘Dream Series Limited Edition’ models for Alto K10 VXI+, S-Presso VXI+, and Celerio LXI. These limited edition models will be available only in June 2024. These variants will offer model-specific enhancements designed to enhance safety and utility features. The Dream Series edition of the three models … Read more

Citroen: MS Dhoni appointed as Citroen’s brand ambassador in India

French automaker Citroen on Friday said it has roped in former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador in India. Dhoni will mark his debut innings with Citroen in a campaign that will soon go live, the company said in a statement. “We believe that our association with one of India’s finest … Read more

Hyundai: Hyundai to rev up India capacity to tap rising demand

Hyundai Motor Group’s Indian operations have been “pivotal” in driving growth at the Korean automotive conglomerate since the pandemic despite recessionary conditions worldwide, Euisin Chung, the group’s executive chair said on Thursday.He said the group is working on expanding annual capacity in India across Hyundai and Kia brands by more than a third to 1.5 … Read more

Elon Musk Apologizes For Underpaying Laid-Off Workers But Still Demands His Own $56 Billion Pay Day

Good morning! It’s Thursday, April 18, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Walter Isaacson On Elon Musk(s) 1st Gear: Elon Musk Actually Apologizes For Something Elon Musk said some of … Read more

Kia India to hike vehicle prices by up to 3 pc from April 1

New Delhi: Kia India on Thursday said it will increase prices of its range of vehicles by up to 3 per cent from April 1, 2024. The decision is attributed to the escalation in commodity prices and supply chain-related inputs, the automaker, which sells models like Seltos, Sonet and Carens, said in a statement. It … Read more

Hyundai sales rise 8.5 pc in January at 67,615 units

Hyundai Motor India on Thursday said its wholesales rose by 8.5 per cent to 67,615 units in January. The automaker had dispatched 62,276 units in the same month last year. Domestic sales saw an increase of 14 per cent to 57,115 units last month from 50,106 units in the year-ago period. Exports, however, declined by … Read more

Renault’s message to Indian regulators on airbag U-turn: If you lay down a path, follow it

Renault wants India to adhere to its regulatory roadmaps after the French automaker incurred unnecessary engineering costs following New Delhi’s decision to not implement a proposal mandating six airbags in cars, the company’s country head said. Renault has less than a 2% share of India’s thriving auto market and is planning more investments. But it … Read more

Kia India: Kia appoints Gwanggu Lee as MD and CEO of its India operations

Korean auto major Kia Tuesday announced the appointment of Gwanggu Lee as the new Managing Director and CEO of its India operations with immediate effect. Lee succeeds will Tae Jin Park, who is retiring after a 36-year journey with Kia Corporation and 4 years with Kia India. With over 30 years of experience in the … Read more

Hyundai: Hyundai registers highest domestic sales in 2023

Hyundai Motor India achieved the highest-ever domestic sales in the calendar year 2023, surpassing the six lakh sales milestone. The automaker recorded sales of 6,02,111 units, registering a 9 per cent increase over the previous year’s 5,52,511 units. Additionally, Hyundai Motor India elevated its export performance by 10 per cent, shipping 1,63,675 units in 2023 … Read more