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GM on the expansion scheme for its Halol plant

GM on the expansion scheme for its Halol plant

In a bid to launch five models of its platform, General Motors is investing $250 million for its Halol plant, said its MD. The new models come under the aegis of SAIC of which three will be passenger cars and two will be LCVs. The partnership with SAIC is now a two- decade old, and GM is choosing th

09.23.2010 | Auto News |

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Tavera BS IV from GM next year

The new SUV Tavera from GM on BS IV will roll down next year it is confirmed. General Motors India’s MD said the process for this launch has been finalized with International Cars and Motors Ltd. The new version will have the BS IV powertrain with an upgrading facility to BS V and the vehicle will

08.12.2010 | Auto News |

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More Domestication in GM products

The Indian wing of Detroit-based General Motors has come out with its proposal to have enhanced domestic components- probably 90% , from the current 60%- for the production of commercial and passenger vehicles. This move may come into practice some two years from now so that the progressing local ve

07.22.2010 | Auto News |

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Car companies plan more models with CNG and LPG variants

In a bid to save the market position and to secure unaltered position the car manufacturers are focusing on providing fuel efficient cars with CNG and LPG versions. The companies busy in this plan are Maruti which has drafted proposal for a CNG to launch dual-fuel cars in its existing 5 models like

07.21.2010 | Auto News |

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Tavera to run with renewed vigour

Following the government’s BS IV norms, GM has to withdraw its Tavera [images] from the BS IV cities to replace the engine. Now GM has come out with an alternative disposal, a 2.0 lit common –rail diesel engine to be localized from Sonalika. Sonalika is fitting this engine for its home product R

07.19.2010 | Auto News |

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Small car from the yeoman company Fiat

The small car segment in India has not spared any car maker and this time it is Fiat. The company is on the verge of launching a small car at Rs3-4 lakh range to fit in A2 segment. If it materializes, then it would counter the likes of Hyundai Santro [images], Maruti Alto [images], and A-Star [image

07.19.2010 | Auto News |

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Altis from Toyota may prompt more competition in the sector

Altis diesel to hit the Indian roads soon The sedan market in India seems to gain momentum with Toyota making all out efforts to promote its premium sedan Altis this month. The car is in the market as a petrol version soon to see the diesel version too. The monthly sale of petrol versions is 750-

07.14.2010 | Auto News |

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Fourth price rise for four wheelers

The global car makers GM, Ford and Toyota have fallen to the state of hiking the prices of their vehicles fourth time in a row. They seek to sustain the profitability transiting from cheap demand and the force behind the rise is the commodity prices. The proposed hike may be in the range of 0.5% - 3

07.12.2010 | Auto News |

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Cashless ownership offer from GM to cover all models

The US car maker General Motors has launched an easy and beneficial scheme for its customers who can avail free maintenance and service. The scheme, cashless ownership, is applicable for customers who pay Rs13499 as one time payment and they can avail three year full maintenance and free service (or

06.23.2010 | Auto News |

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GM Chevrolet reaches a new mile stone – 3 lakh in India

The US car maker General Motors is too pleased to see the new landmark in its Indian operations, as its Chevrolet brand cars reached the 3 lakh mark. The company attained this mark in all these 7 years of operations, amidst the fall and rise of the market. There are 8 models under Chevrolet brand- S

06.19.2010 | Auto News |

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