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Skoda Laura vRS launched amidst much confusion

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Skoda Laura vRS launched amidst much confusion
Skoda were supposed to launch their souped up Laura vRS variant today in India, however the launch event got cancelled due to incessant rains from the past two days. However, in a surprising show, the company went ahead and launched their car online. The link shows the website and details of the car. Cornering head lamps along with the LED pearl necklace is something which would be the most appreciated feature of this car. A new 6.5 inch LCD infotainment system has also been configured for this car. Unfortunately, this car still misses out on the steering mounted controls. As of now, the company is giving out 16 inch Draconis alloy wheels, dual exhaust pipes and also all the exquisite body kit. [...]

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI in India Review

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Audi Q5 2.0 TDI in India Review
Its an American trend to bring in cars which have more or less the same body structure but downsized engine capacities which produce more or less the same power that the previous iterations did and at the same time, price them lesser. This move by American companies certainly brought them the customers that they so wanted and at the same time gave the customers a very good image about the product that they are buying or going to buy. Seems like the same companies are using these ideas in India as well. BMW did it with their 5 series and now Audi are doing it with their Q5 range. Just ahead of the launch of the 2011 BMW X3, Audi India launched the Q5 with a downsized 2.0 TDI engine. Here is a [...]

Luxury car manufactures in India not worried despite a dip in overall auto sales

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Luxury car manufactures in India not worried despite a dip in overall auto sales
Though there’s a dip in overall auto sales in India, Luxury car manufacturers are having a decent run by recording their highest ever sales currently. Audi, German car manufacturers, have already registered plenty of sales in the initial 6 months of the current financial year when compared to what they did for the whole of 2010. On the other hand, Mercedes told they’ve also recorded a sales jump of nearly 60% in six months this year of around 3800 vehicles while BMW sales had almost doubled up. Head of Audi India, Michael Perschke, told there was no question about them not seeing a dip in the overall auto sales in India. He attributes factors like petrol prices and interest rates [...]

Sonalika Motors to now launch a passenger SUV

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Sonalika Motors to now launch a passenger SUV
After Force Motors, it is now the turn of Sonalika to launch their own SUV in the Indian passenger car segment. Sonalika is credited with having the Toyota Qualis look-alike, the ICML Rhino in the passenger MUV segment. Force Motors have inspired many other niche manufacturers to try their hands at making SUVs for the passenger car segment in India. Pininfarina, the famous Italian design house is rumored to design this new SUV and Sonalika would be developing this car mostly in house with some inputs from suspension tuning specialists, Lotus. A sum of about Rs 500 crores is set to be invested by the company in the passenger car segment now. After the launch of the SUV somewhere down by 2012, [...]

Ratan Tata confirms interest to invest in Bengal provided there’s no more hostility

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Ratan Tata confirms interest to invest in Bengal provided there’s no more hostility
After what happened in Singur, Bengal, Ratan Tata doesn’t think the chapter is closed yet. He feels they weren’t disinclined to invest further in Bengal if they were convinced that the hostility towards the Group was no more. He tells they needed to be satisfied with the prevailing hostility issue. He further elaborated saying at the moment there were no new plans, but would be investing if the right opportunity comes along. Ratan Tata attended the Tata Global Beverages’ general meeting held annually. Chief of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata did call M.K. Narayanan, the governor, at Raj Bhavan talking about expectations in and around political circles and told the Group didn’t have [...]
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