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Maruti Suzuki to Now Import Auto Parts from Germany and Thailand

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Maruti Suzuki to Now Import Auto Parts from Germany and Thailand
Maruti Suzuki has come out with a new strategy so as to reduce its reliance on Japan when it comes to auto part supplies. They will now source their parts from new locations like Germany and Thailand, a move, which they hope will help reduce their production cost by 5 to 10%. The move behind Maruti’s new strategy is a result on an increasing yen, which has made importing an expensive operation. This coupled with March’s Japanese crisis disrupting their supply chain. Another reason behind choosing new locations was their impact on production costs. Germany is known for offering tax benefits to those companies which import products from European nations. Maruti currently imports 20% [...]

M&M to Open New Plants in Africa to Boost Production

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M&M to Open New Plants in Africa to Boost Production
M&M reportedly the largest tractor manufacture in the world has plans to open new assemblies in South Africa, Tunisia, Kenya, Morocco, Zambia and Ethiopia increasing their manufacturing process to increase their presence in Africa’s fast growing economy. M&M which already has dependent plants in Mali, Gambia, Ghana, Tchad and Nigeria for producing farm equipment will use their facilities for assembling their Bolero utility vehicle, light commercial vehicles as well as three wheelers for increasing volumes in a place which is steadily increasing people with disposable incomes. Pravin Shah, M&Ms chief executive for farm equipment, automotive and international operations was quoted [...]

Preview of Aston Martin Vantage in India

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Preview of Aston Martin Vantage in India
We all have grew up watching or reading Bond movies. I have more or less seen or read most of the Bond movies. I will admit it. It was never for the stealth of the spy but for the sheer pleasure that one gets in watching Bond girls. Ursula Andress in Dr No and Halle Berry in Die Another Day are some of the Bond babes that would remain forever etched in my mind. Other than the Bond babes,  the other thing that remains constant is the cars. Man, he had some really drool worthy cars and most of them Astons. At that time, I used to think that an Aston would really be a lust worthy car. I never imagined that they make sports cars also. Agreed, the movies mostly depict sports cars but then they rarely [...]

Mercedes Benz to Soon Expand to Tier II and III Cities

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Mercedes Benz to Soon Expand to Tier II and III Cities
Currently, India is one of the fastest growing luxury markets and many global luxury manufacturers like Mercedes, Audi and BMW have had witnessed high numbers in sales figures in this market. According to recent reports, Mercedes Benz is now looking at entering two tier and three tier cities. The CEO and MD of Mercedes Benz, Peter Honegg, said that they are now set to expand their presence in two tier and three tier cities before long and aim on selling at least 50 units per annum in these markets. Honegg also stated the future plans of the company during a company organized media interaction event on the occasion of the director completing 100 working days, about how they consider expanding [...]

Toyota Corolla Altis vs Chevrolet Cruze vs Skoda Laura – the oil war

Toyota Corolla Altis vs Chevrolet Cruze vs Skoda Laura – the oil war
Oil burners are the need of the hour with mostly every manufacturer turning towards their R&D team for bringing in more and more of oil burners. Some even borrow from their strategic alliances. By this, we mean the Tata Fiat coalition, the Suzuki-Fiat coalition and so on. Every manufacturer worth its salt has got a oil burner in their lineup except Honda. Honda says that their high profile diesel engines wouldn’t suit the Indian fuel. Upon reading this, I am sure many of you would have a string of expletives lined up. Even we think on the same lines. But then this article isn’t about Honda’s business acumen. Its more about crowning the top pick in the D segment diesel car lineup. [...]
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