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Maruti, Nissan meet safety norms; NCAP 'scaremongering': SIAM

Maruti Suzuki and NissanNew Delhi: Stating that car makers in India meet the country's safety norms, auto industry body SIAM on Tuesday defended Maruti Suzuki and Nissan, which had failed crash tests conducted by Global NCAP on their Swift and Datsun GO models, respectively.

Lashing out at Global NCAP, an umbrella body of consumer car safety testing bodies, for "scaremongering", SIAM Director General Vishnu Mathur said: "Every country has its own safety requirements. Our cars are meeting safety norms set by the government."

Maruti launches new variant of Alto with automatic transmission

maruti alto k10 automatic gearNew Delhi, Nov 3 : Maruti Suzuki on Monday unveiled a new version of its entry-level model Alto with automatic gear shift technology, a feature usually reserved for pricier cars in the market.

Cars with automatic transmission have the potential to be popular in a India due to poor condition of roads and traffic snarl-ups. Priced at Rs. 380,187, Alto K10 is the cheapest car with automatic gear shift.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), Kenichi Ayukawa, said Alto K10 is the company's bestselling brand in Indian markets.

Maruti Suzuki to launch new Alto K10 today

maruti suzuki altoNew Delhi: With an eye on reviving growth in its bread and butter mini car segment, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will launch a new version of its Alto K10 on Monday.

After the Celerio, the Alto K10 will be the second model to be equipped with auto gear shift (AGS) feature.

While the petrol version delivers a mileage of 24.07 km per litre, the CNG variant will have a fuel economy of 32.26 km per kg.

It will have six different variants and the AGS option will be available only with the top end.

Maruti Oct sales dip 1.1% to 1,03,973 units

New Delhi - Country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Saturday reported a 1.1 per cent decline in total sales in October at 1,03,973 units as against 1,05,087 units in the same month last year.

The company said its domestic sales rose by 1 per cent during the month to 97,069 units as against 96,062 units in October, 2013.

Sales of mini segment cars, including M800, Alto, A-Star and WagonR, declined by 9.2 per cent to 35,753 units compared to 39,379 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited says car sales growth will be slow

Maruti SuzukiNew Delhi/Gurgaon, Oct. 31 - India's biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited said on Thursday the growth in car sales will be slow in the second half of the year, dampening expectations of a rapid recovery in the country's automotive market .

Maruti, which sells almost one in every two cars in the country, beat analyst estimates with a near 29 per cent rise in its quarterly net profit on Thursday, thanks to a 15 percent jump in car sales during the six months to September 30.

Maruti's chairman, R.C. Bhargava, said sales momentum was now slowing, and growth over the 2014-2015 financial year would average out at about 10 percent.

Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz at Rs 6.99 lakh onwards

Gurgaon - Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Monday launched mid-sized sedan Ciaz with an introductory price starting at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The petrol variants of the sedan are priced between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 9.34 lakh while the diesel variants are priced between Rs 8.04 lakh and Rs 9.8 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom Delhi).

"Millions of Indians have enjoyed Maruti cars for years. These customers are looking to upgrade to mid-sized sedans. Ciaz is for them, " MSI Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa told reporters here.

He added that the company has been able to achieve localisation content of 98 percent for the car.

Maruti Suzuki India September sales up 4.6% at 1,09,742 units

Maruti-SuzukiNew Delhi - The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today reported 4.6 percent increase in its total sales in September 2014 at 1,09,742 units as against 1,04,964 units in the same month previous year.

Domestic sales during the month stood at 99,290 units, up 9.8 percent from 90,399 units in September previous year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Sales of mini passenger cars, including Alto, A-Star and WagonR were down 13.4 percent at 35,547 units as against 41,061 units in the same month previous year.

India has potential to become world's biggest car maker: Maruti

Maruit SuzukiNew Delhi: Stating India has the potential to become the biggest car manufacturer of the world, country's top car maker Maruti Suzuki on Thursday hoped factors adversely affecting competitiveness of manufacturing will be removed quickly, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to make India a manufacturing hub.

"Costs of production in India increase because of various government policies, procedures, regulations and the way some of the laws are implemented," said Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, at the 'Make in India' campaign.

Maruti Suzuki marketing and sales head Mayank Pareek resigns

Mayank PareekNew Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India's marketing and sales head Mayank Pareek has quit the company after nearly 20 years of service at the country's largest carmaker.

While Pareek, who is designated Chief Operating Officer (marketing and sales), could not be reached for comments, however, according to people familiar with the development, he has put in papers to pursue 'better opportunities'.

The company spokesperson declined to comment.

It is speculated that he may join homegrown auto major Tata Motors, which has been seeking a revival in fortunes in the passenger cars segment.

Maruti to roll out LCV project on a limited scale

maruti suzukiNew Delhi: Country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India plans to roll out its light commercial vehicles (LCV) project on a limited scale, a top company executive said on Friday.

"We will begin the LCV project on a very limited scale and take the initiative forward by understanding the marketing and sales experience. We will slowly roll out it as we do not want to rush into it. The commercial vehicle sector is a new sector for us," Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Chairman R C Bhargava said on the sidelines of SIAM Annual Convention.

Maruti Suzuki India to open bookings for Ciaz from tomorrow

Maruti Suzuki CiazNew Delhi: Seeking to make a mark in the big car segment, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will open bookings of its upcoming mid-sized sedan Ciaz from tomorrow.

Ciaz will be available in petrol and Diesel fuel options powered by a 1.4 litre and 1.3 litre engines respectively.

"The global launch of Ciaz is planned during the forthcoming festival season," the company said in a statement.

Ciaz' main competitors will be Honda City, priced between Rs 7.19 lakh and Rs 11.05 lakh, and Hyundai Verna tagged between Rs 7.39 lakh and Rs 11.72 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).

Maruti's August sales rise 27% to 1,10,776 units

Maruti sales riseNew Delhi: The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday reported 26.9 percent increase in its total sales in August at 1,10,776 units as against 87,323 units in the same month of previous year.

Domestic sales during the month stood at 98,304 units, up 29.3 percent from 76,018 units in August of previous year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Sales of mini passenger cars, including Alto, A-Star and WagonR were up 8.3 percent at 34,686 units as against 32,019 units in the previous year.

Will need 25 models to sell 3 mn cars per year: Maruti

MarutiNew Delhi: Car marker leader Maruti Suzuki India is looking at nearly doubling the number of models to 25, including entry into SUV and LCV segments, as it aims a target to sell 3 million cars annually.

The company will launch within a few months an SUV to compete with Renault's Duster, which will be followed by a compact SUV in 2016 to take on segment leader Ford EcoSport, as part of a strategy to be present in newer segments of the passenger vehicle market.

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), which is gearing up to launch a light commercial vehicle (LCV), is also in the process of setting up a separate network for its new foray.

Expect minority shareholder voting on Guj plant in Oct: Maruti

MarutiThe country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India expects voting by minority shareholders to happen sometime in October for approval of its plans to let parent Suzuki Motor Corp own a proposed new plant in Gujarat.

"We haven't yet fixed a date. It could be in October probably but not certain yet," Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Chairman R C Bhargava told reporters here.

Speaking on the sidelines of a lecture in memory of the company's executive Awanish Dev, who was killed in worker violence at the company's plant in Manesar in 2012, Bhargava said MSI's move on the Gujarat plant would be beneficial to its shareholders.

Maruti July sales rise 21.7% to 1,01,380 units

MarutiNew Delhi: Country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported 21.7 percent increase in its total sales for July at 1,01,380 units as against 83,299 units in the same month last year.

The company said its domestic sales rose 19.9 percent during the month to 90,093 units as against 75,145 units in July 2013.

Sales of mini segment cars, including Alto, A-Star and WagonR, declined 14.4 percent to 28,759 units as compared to 33,587 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement.

Maruti hikes Celerio AMT output, looks to cut waiting period

Maruti CeleriNew Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) is looking to increase the supply of auto gear shift version of its latest compact hatchback Celerio to reduce the waiting period that currently stands at about four months.

Since its launch in February, the company has so far received bookings for over 57,800 units of Celerio, out of which 43 percent (25,000) are units with automated manual transmission (AMT) technology.

"We continue to try and increase the supply of the auto gear shift (Celerio) cars," a spokesperson of MSI said.

Maruti, Hyundai sales up in June as excise cut propels growth

Maruti-HyundaiNew Delhi: Buoyed by excise duty reduction, domestic car sales saw an upswing in June with major firms, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota and Ford reporting growth.

Yet others such as General Motors India and Tata Motors reported decline in their domestic sales during the month.

The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said its domestic sales rose 31 percent during the month to 1,00,964 units as against 77,002 units in June 2013.

Indian patent law very strong, at par with global standards: Maruti

Maruit-SuzukiNew Delhi: After three major US companies - Boeing, Abbott and Honeywell - auto major Maruti Suzuki has now come in support of India's intellectual property rights (IPR) regime, saying the "very strong" domestic laws are on par with international standards.

American pharma sector had alleged that Indian IPR laws discriminate against US companies and violate global norms.

Maruti Suzuki's June sales up 19 percent in May

Maruti-SuzukiNew Delhi, June 2 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Monday reported an increase of 19.2 percent in its total sales, including exports, for June at 100,925 units.

The company had sold 84,677 units in the corresponding month of 2013.

The company's domestic sales surged by 16.4 percent to 90,560 units during the month under review as compared to 77,821 units sold in the corresponding month of last year.

Maruti Suzuki exported 10,365 units last month, which was a rise of 51.2 percent from 6,856 units sold overseas during the corresponding month of 2013.

Maruti Suzuki sales down 11.4 percent in April

Maruti-Suzuki-salesNew Delhi, May 1 : India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Thursday reported an 11.4 percent decline in total sales, including exports, for April as the figure stood at 97,302 units.

The company had sold 86,196 units in April 2013.

The company's domestic sales decreased by 12.6 percent to 79,119 units during the month under review as compared to 90,523 units sold in the corresponding month of last year.

However, Maruti Suzuki exported 7,077 units last month, which was an increase of 4.4 percent from 6,779 units sold overseas during the corresponding month of 2013.



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