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Maruti Suzuki that sells every second car in the Indian mass market would start a new range of premium dealerships across India to focus on sale of new niche models as the company aims to double its volume to two million cars in the next five years. Operating under the…

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Tata Motors, which had two years earlier objected to the creation of quadricycles as a new vehicle category, citing low safety standards, now seems to be toeing a very different line. The automaker, India’s largest by revenues, is quietly developing under ‘project Bravo’ its own quadricycle with a new petrol…

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ATP Automotive now offers fully remanufactured front differentials for GM trucks and SUVs, as they are no longer available from the new car dealer as new. “ATP Automotive is the industry’s choice for precision-remanufactured front differentials for GM trucks and SUVs,” said Luke Perkowski, director of marketing and product management…

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Polish automotive parts maker Stomil Sanok is planning to invest more than PLN 20m (€4.8m) with the aim of expanding the product range of its plant in Sanok, in Poland’s southern region of Podkarpackie, reports local news agency PAP. “Our production capacity is currently used to a large extent, and…

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Inductive tool heating proponent RocTool (Le Bourget du Lac, France) has signed a license agreement with Volvo Cars (Gothenburg, Sweden) that focuses on the manufacturing of the housing of the IntelliSafe module to the rear of the central rear vision mirror that contains the system's radar. RocTool 3iTech process reportedly…

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Car market leader Maruti Suzuki today launched refreshed version of its popular compact sedan Dzire with introductory prices ranging from Rs 5.07 lakh to Rs 7.81 lakh. Besides new styling, comfort and convenience features, the new DZire offers enhanced fuel efficiency, the company said in a statement. The diesel variant…

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Korea's Samsung SDI Co said on Monday that it has agreed to buy the battery pack business of Canadian car parts maker Magna International , marking a further push by the Samsung Electronics affiliate into a key automotive parts business. Samsung SDI, which makes rechargeable batteries for German automaker BMW's…

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The declining rural market has once again put the Indian automotive industry in a spot which was recovering on excise rebates after being in the dumps for two years. Fears of dwindling demand on deficient monsoon, lower farm output, and a moderation in growth of support prices of foodgrain could…

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On a consolidation drive in India, Czech carmaker Skoda plans to gradually expand its product portfolio in the country from 2017 onwards. "From 2017 onwards, we plan to gradually ramp up our product portfolio in the country. We want to do it methodically," Skoda Auto India Chairman and Managing Director…

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At first we thought it was speculation, then we heard some interesting rumours, and now it appears that an Apple car is certainly on the cards. In fact Cupertino’s first venture into the automotive industry is reportedly further ahead than we thought, with Bloomberg sources claiming that production could kick…