Maruti http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53619/more en Maruti Suzuki Profiting From Push Into Rural India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti faces intense competition with Honda, Hyundai and Nissan in urban areas, but India’s No.1 automaker also has penetrated into the rural interior, which it has virtually no competitors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-profiting-push-rural-india#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Diesel Resource Center India Maruti Capacity Utilization Employment Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:00 +0000 1119701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker touts new Ciaz sedan&rsquo;s affordability, fuel efficiency.</strong></p> Automakers to Appeal Fines in India Antitrust Case http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-appeal-fines-india-antitrust-case <div class="node-body article-body">The automakers were accused of severely restraining the availability of parts, services and warranties, increasing costs for consumers and forcing many independent workshops out of business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-appeal-fines-india-antitrust-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-appeal-fines-india-antitrust-case#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific India BMW Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Finance Laws/Law Enforcement Trade Competition Commission of India Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:20:00 +0000 1100031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tata fined roughly half of $420 million total.</strong></p> Export Markets New Combat Zone for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic automakers and global manufacturers’ Indian subsidiaries are exporting, or will export, both fully assembled vehicles and kits for local assembly in the importing country. Their market reach is worldwide.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/export-markets-new-combat-zone-indian-automakers#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Jeep Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Tata Volkswagen Capacity Utilization Globalization Production Sales Results Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1082031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Datsun GO helps Nissan become India&rsquo;s No.2 exporter.</strong></p> India Car Sales Show Fitful Upturn; Light Trucks Lag http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag <div class="node-body article-body">Car sales’ return to positive territory comes as customer interest shifts from entry-level and midsize small hatchbacks to premium hatchbacks and entry-level sedans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Sales Results Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Xylo launched in 2011 newer member of Mahindra&rsquo;s aging lineup.</strong></p> Suzuki Faces Shareholder Pushback Over India Venture http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-faces-shareholder-pushback-over-india-venture <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti Suzuki is campaigning to convince global and local investors of the benefits of parent Suzuki’s wholly owned India operation. But some Maruti Suzuki shareholders oppose the plan and regulators have questioned its legality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-faces-shareholder-pushback-over-india-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-faces-shareholder-pushback-over-india-venture#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Finance Restructuring Trade Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:03:00 +0000 1044701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki product plans&rsquo; effects on Ritz, other Maruti Suzuki models unclear.</strong></p> Fiat India Pursuing Ambitious Growth Strategy http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-india-pursuing-ambitious-growth-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Fiat India has nowhere to go but up. Its share of the country’s highly competitive light-vehicle market is less than 0.5%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-india-pursuing-ambitious-growth-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-india-pursuing-ambitious-growth-strategy#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealers India Fiat Jeep Maruti Tata Retail Capacity Utilization Engine Product Development Sales Results Social Media Mike Manley Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:28:00 +0000 1029611 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Facelifted Linea in vanguard of new-product push.</strong></p> Rural Focus Helps Maruti Suzuki Battle Sales Slump http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/rural-focus-helps-maruti-suzuki-battle-sales-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti Suzuki has held its own during the industry slump but also is looking to improve. India’s No.1 automaker has set a challenging target of 9% to 10% overall growth in the current fiscal year, and 15% in rural areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/rural-focus-helps-maruti-suzuki-battle-sales-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/rural-focus-helps-maruti-suzuki-battle-sales-slump#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealers India Maruti Capacity Utilization Finance Remarketing Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:56:00 +0000 1031441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Gypsy&rsquo;s off-road capability selling point in rural India.</strong></p> New Government Boosts Indian Automakers’ Optimism http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-government-boosts-indian-automakers-optimism <div class="node-body article-body">Rising production costs, interest rates and sale prices, plus a decline in availability of financing, have damaged Indian automakers in the past 24 months. Investments have been delayed, jobs have been curtailed and worker unrest is widespread.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-government-boosts-indian-automakers-optimism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/new-government-boosts-indian-automakers-optimism#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Honda Maruti Tata Volkswagen Product Development Sales Results Tariffs Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:24:00 +0000 1029771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Celerio making splash in otherwise dry Indian market.</strong></p> Exports Picking Up Indian Auto Industry’s Slack http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-picking-indian-auto-industry-s-slack <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are working to expand not only by exporting but also by producing compact vehicles, increasing dealerships and promoting rural sales and service within India. The domestic manufacturers face the additional challenge of strengthening their technological capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-picking-indian-auto-industry-s-slack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/exports-picking-indian-auto-industry-s-slack#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Asia Pacific - Regional India Ford Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Renault Suzuki Tata Toyota Volkswagen Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Globalization Sales Results Trade Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Mon, 12 May 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1014141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan rides revived Datsun brand to No.2 spot among Indian exporters.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra Ratcheting Up India Spending http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-mahindra-ratcheting-india-spending <div class="node-body article-body">While Mahindra has earmarked Rs40 billion next year for facilities and capacity expansion, Maruti Suzuki roughly will match its rival’s 2015 spending level to develop new models and marketing and upgrade R&D facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-mahindra-ratcheting-india-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-mahindra-ratcheting-india-spending#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Ssangyong Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Product Development Restructuring Chennai Gujarat New Delhi Auto Expo Pawan Goenka Suzuki Motors Gujarat Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:51:00 +0000 1001491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Maruti Suzuki Celerio features hybrid automatic-manual gearbox.</strong></p>