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Maruti has 1000 showrooms in India now

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Maruti has 1000 showrooms in India now
Maruti went ahead and inaugurated their 1000th showroom called ‘Comet Motors.’ By doing so, the company moves forward with their philosophy that aims to spread networks all over the country and reaching out customers in Tier II-III cities. Comet Motors was inaugurated by MD and CEO, Shinzo Nakanishi, Maruti India along with MEO, Mayank Pareek, Sales and Marketing, Maruti; and CEO, Comet Motors, Jignesh Mehta. Shinzo Nakanishi dedicated the 1000th showroom to the company’s loyal customers and told he was happy to be doing so. He told it was a very important milestone for the company as well as the auto industry by inaugurating yet another showroom. He says 1000 isn’t just a [...]

Battery maintenance tips – Indiandrives method

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Battery maintenance tips – Indiandrives method
How many times do we actually open the bonnet and take a close peek at the battery nestled besides the engine? We are sure that this would be the last cause of concern for any car owner. Things which are visible are usually checked whereas the ones which are not so visible are ignored. However, battery of a car is something which each and every owner of a car has to watch out for. Here are some tips about how to maintain the lead batteries in a car. Remember, the battery is the one which helps in cranking the car everyday and also allowing the in-car entertainment systems to function properly. No to aftermarket headlamps: We all prefer better lighting in our cars and since most of the OEMs come [...]

Maruti likely to have incurred a loss of Rs. 540 crores due to strikes

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Maruti likely to have incurred a loss of Rs. 540 crores due to strikes
There’s always a price to pay whether you play an advantage or defend a disadvantage. According to company officials, Maruti Suzuki has indeed lost Rs. 540 crores revenue wise over the past 2 months due to labour conflicts at their Manesar plant. A spokesperson belonging to the company says in September they had managed production of 10,000 units from their Manesar plant, though normal production otherwise would have been 22,500 units every month thus causing a loss of Rs. 3 lakhs per each car not produced. The ongoing labour issues so far has led to not producing at least 12,500 units in September 2011 that resulted in a loss of Rs. 360 crores or more. However, in August 2011, the company [...]

Tips for buying a used Tata Sumo in India

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Tips for buying a used Tata Sumo in India
Indian car manufacturer Tata Motors launched the Tata Sumo in India way back in 1995. This was the time when there were not many cars, let alone the MUVs in India. Needless, to say, the Sumo was the need of the hour what with everyone from the ministers to the farmers taking a liking for it. Its been about 15-16 years since the Sumo has been in India and though now its demand has slowed down, it still remains a value for money proposition amongst the MUV lovers. Especially so the call center cab people. The newest iteration of the Sumo is now called the Sumo Grande. Now, that’s some name for a reworked version. Though many Tata Sumo vehicles cannot be found in the used car sector, we have [...]

Mahindra XUV500 launched with a starting price of Rs 10.8 lakh

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Mahindra XUV500 launched with a starting price of Rs 10.8 lakh
Global auto manufacturers M&M (Mahindra & Mahindra) have introduced one of their most challenging products, the Mahindra XUV500. Mahindra has priced these vehicles attractively in the market with their global sports utility vehicle (SUV) setting new standards in manufacturing for tight competition among rivals. The base product that’s called W6 is priced at Rs. 10.8 lakhs; the W8 model is priced at Rs. 11.95 lakhs, and the top end model W8, which is a 4×4 (4-wheel drive) is priced at Rs. 12.88 lakhs. Mahindra XUV500′s priced between Mahindra Scorpio that’s Rs. 10 lakhs and Toyota’s Fortuner that’s priced at Rs. 20 lakhs. Around 200 skilled engineers [...]
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