October Auto Sales: Tata Motors sets a record, Maruti Suzuki has another terrible month

Tata Motors again surprised on the upside with its excellent performance as far as October auto sales are concerned, even as market leader Maruti Suzuki faced yet another month of depressingly poor sales in its core hatchback segment. Mahindra & Mahindra, meanwhile, beat the blues thanks to strong demand for its newly launched XUV700 model. […]

Mahindra XUV700 first-month sales at 1,370, vs 50,000 bookings

Mahindra & Mahindra manufactured 1,535 units and sold 1,370 units of its latest and most high-profile passenger vehicle, XUV700, in the first month of sales – September 2021. This is only 2% of the total outstanding booking for the vehicle. Its predecessor, XUV500, had sold 1,213 units in its first month of sales, in October […]

Mahindra adds XUV700 luxury variants, delivery dates in 5 days

Mahindra & Mahindra today announced a new luxury variant for is recently unveiled XUV700 premium SUV diesel. The luxury variant, which will be available with both automatic transmission as well as manual transmission, will come with certain added features. These extra features include a new ‘immersive 3D sound” system by Sony, electrically deployed smart door […]

M&M SUVs to get European flavor via new UK design center

Mahindra Group said it has set up a automotive design center in the UK to help it come out with “sophisticated, authentic SUVs with an unmissable presence”. The group, home to India’s second-biggest home-growth automaker, said Mahindra Advanced Design Europe will further sharpen its “distinctive product designs and differentiated technology offerings” to further its connected […]

JLR says response to Land Rover Defender ‘sensational’

Tata Motors and JLR’s bet on reviving the original spirit of Land Rover with the Defender brand seems to be paying off, with the first model already notching up enough orders to keep the production lines busy for the rest of the year. Adrian Mardell, Chief Financial Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, called the launch […]

Maruti Suzuki releases ‘first sketch’ of Innova-rival XL6, launch soon

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, released the ‘first sketch’ of XL6 — its ‘premium three-row vehicle’ that is likely to take on the likes of XUV500 and Toyota Innova. The XL6 is based on the Ertiga platform, but offers upgraded features and is more ‘sporty’ with greater ground clearance than the Ertiga. The Ertiga itself […]

JLR promises improved Q4 results after S&P cuts rating

Tata Motors UK unit Jaguar Land Rover expressed disappointment over the move by credit rating agency S&P to downgrade its debt rating, and promised better results for the ongoing quarter. “The company is disappointed by S&P’s decision to downgrade Jaguar Land Rover now. “The company reaffirms that it expects improved financial results in the fourth […]

BS-VI to hurt sales of diesel cars, boost electric vehicles – M&M

The introduction of BS-VI fuel standard a year from now is expected to make small diesel engines too expensive to be of practical use and push the market for smaller vehicles towards petrol, CNG and electric vehicles, automaker Mahindra & Mahindra said. Managing Director Pawan Goenka said the share of diesel engines in cars has […]