Maruti Suzuki offers 100 liters free diesel and 20,000 exchange bonus on the Swift, Dzire, Ritz and Ertiga
The slowdown in car sales in India has led to every car maker adopting a slew of discounting measures to give the lackluster sales a shot in the arm. One such car maker is market leader Maruti Suzuki which is giving out never before seen offers on its diesel range of cars. While it remains unclear as to whether the following discount deals are being offered by Maruti Suzuki or by its dealers. Even so, the discounts are quite significant in that they’re being offered not just on the likes of the Ritz and the Ertiga, but are also being offered on best sellers such as the Swift and the Dzire.
Cold hard fact 1: The Mahindra Reva E2O is a dud seller due to its high price tag.
Cold hard fact 2: The Indian government’s direct subsidy for electric vehicles is yet to see the light of the day.
Cold hard fact 3: Mahindra-Reva has made no bones about not reducing the price of the Reva E2O until the government pitches in and doles out direct subsidies.
Although Tata Motors sells a range of its utility vehicle in the major South East Asian market of Thailand, plans to boost volumes by setting up an assembly facility could be a non-starter in that country, at least for now. Citing low demand, Tata Motors has temporarily shelved plans of setting up an assembly facility to produce the Nano hatchback, other cars and utility vehicles for the South East Asian market including Thailand. This latest move from Tata Motors comes at a time when the car maker is struggling to sell its cars in its home market of India. Tata Motors plans to set up an assembly facility in Thailand once the demand for its cars hits the 20,000 cars/year mark.
Tata Motors has just launched its most powerful hatchback, the Indica Vista D90, in the Nepali car market. The Indica Vista D90 is powered by a diesel engine that’s equipped with a variable geometry equipped turbocharger. The VGT equipped 1.3 Liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine outputs 90 Bhp of peak power(giving the car its D90 moniker) and 200 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a five speed manual gearbox that drives the front wheels of the hatchback. The car delivers a mileage figure of 21.12 Kmpl under test conditions, a testament to how efficient modern diesels have become. The Tata Indica Vista D90 sits at the very top of the Indica Vista range in terms of the features offered and in terms of the price at which it is positioned.
By the end of this year, Bajaj Auto will launch its biggest capacity motorcycle ever, in the form of the Pulsar 375. A fully faired motorcycle, the Bajaj Pulsar 375 will be the flagship motorcycle in Bajaj Auto’s range, sitting above the Pulsar 200 NS. While a sub 2 lakh rupee price tag is likely for the Pulsar 375, here’s a leaked frontal image of the motorcycle that AutocarIndia is carrying. The Pulsar 375′s spyshot indicates a faired front end, eye-like turn indicators and twin headlamps, three features that also appeared in a separate set of spyshots that we carried a few months ago. Given the close match between these different set of spyshots, we could indeed be looking at the Pulsar 375′s front end.
Last year,Tata Motors announced plans of making a foray into the West Indies with the Jamaican car market being the first nation in the Caribbean to get the world’s least priced car, the Tata Nano. While the Jamaican importer has begun the initial import of the Nano to the island nation, after concluding the promotional activities that were kickstarted last year, the Tata Nano is facing a couple of unique challenges. Some insurers and financiers in Jamaica are said to be unwilling to insure and finance the car citing issues such as the unavailability of parts and the relative newness of the car itself. Metis Motors imports the Tata Nano into Jamaica.