Maruti http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53619/more en Maruti Suzuki Stands Down as Suzuki Targets India http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india <div class="node-body article-body">Maruti Suzuki’s chairman says the Japanese automaker finds the India project attractive because it has plenty of surplus funds and interest rates in Japan are low.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/maruti-suzuki-stands-down-suzuki-targets-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Capacity Utilization Restructuring Trade Vehicle Assembly Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1244601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki wants into Indian market dominated by Maruti Suzuki JV.</strong></p> Inconsistency a Constant for Indian Automakers http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are responding to market demands in the short term by offering discounts and incentives, and in the long term by increasing their retail presence in rural communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/inconsistency-constant-indian-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Toyota Politics Retail Diesel Gasoline Sales Results Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1229231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Maruti Suzuki launching SX4 S-Cross this year.</strong></p> Automated Manual Transmission in High Gear in India http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india <div class="node-body article-body">Magneti Marelli executive Saju Mookken says it took him three years to persuade Maruti Suzuki to offer AMT, and now he is unable to meet the demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/automated-manual-transmission-high-gear-india#comments Premium Auto Makers Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Bosch Fiat Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Automated Manual Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1228241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>AMT-equipped &rsquo;15 Celerio India&rsquo;s top-selling all-new car.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Not Standing Still Atop India Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-not-standing-still-atop-india-market <div class="node-body article-body">This year’s rollout of new vehicles will be the largest in Maruti’s 32-year history as a Suzuki subsidiary. They include a mini-truck, a segment to which the automaker is a newcomer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-not-standing-still-atop-india-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/maruti-suzuki-not-standing-still-atop-india-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Maruti Plants & Production Politics Finance Product Development Sales Results Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1202341 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Ciaz sedan quick to make 10 best-sellers list.</strong></p> Indian Road-Safety Proposals Get Automaker Pushback http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers object most strongly to a rule that would require the recall of a vehicle if 100 customers complain of any defect that could harm a driver, passenger or pedestrian.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-road-safety-proposals-get-automaker-pushback#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India General Motors Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Toyota Laws/Law Enforcement Safety Vehicles & Technology Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:38:00 +0000 1166861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bills aim to reduce India&rsquo;s annual traffic-death toll of 150,000.</strong></p> Maruti Suzuki Chairman Bhargava OK With Plant Delay http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay <div class="node-body article-body">Delaying the plant will allow Maruti Suzuki to draw on its cash reserves and invest in marketing and sales, expanding the sales network and ‟making the right models,” Bhargava said during the automaker’s September general meeting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/maruti-suzuki-chairman-bhargava-ok-plant-delay#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Maruti Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:41:00 +0000 1159731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Alto K10&rsquo;s automatic transmission rare among Indian small cars.</strong></p> Diesel Demand in India Rises, Falls With Pump Prices http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/diesel-demand-india-rises-falls-pump-prices <div class="node-body article-body">Just 35% of the light-vehicle market in 2007, diesel’s share peaked at 58% in 2013. Diesels’ current share is 53% but that is expected to come down to 35% by the year 2016, turning a full circle over a decade’s time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/diesel-demand-india-rises-falls-pump-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/diesel-demand-india-rises-falls-pump-prices#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center India Fiat Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Politics Sales & Marketing Diesel Gasoline Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:21:00 +0000 1157261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Diesels power 60% of Amaze compacts, down from 82% at 2012 launch.</strong></p> Indian Automakers Taxed by Regulatory, Duty Disputes http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes <div class="node-body article-body">Fines, penalties and demands for unpaid excise taxes against the automakers total Rs49.5 billion. Some cases date back a decade or longer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/indian-automakers-taxed-regulatory-duty-disputes#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific India BMW Fiat Honda Maruti Laws/Law Enforcement Regulatory Agencies Tariffs Trade Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:24:00 +0000 1152671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Ciaz at center of pre-purchase disclosure disagreement.</strong></p> Zest Compact Not Enough to Halt Tata’s Long Decline http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline <div class="node-body article-body">Tata’s weaknesses include product planning that fails to recognize changing markets, dealers’ lack of understanding of what buyers want and low profit margins. Management has given no clear indication that it is addressing these issues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/zest-compact-not-enough-halt-tata-s-long-decline#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Finance Product Development Sales Results Trade Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1135541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker looks for Bolt, due in &rsquo;15, to join Zest in revitalizing sales.</strong></p> 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 Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production 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>