Maruti http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53619/more en 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 Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Dealerships 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 Retail Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific 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> Ford India Workers Emulate Gandhi in Pay Protest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest <div class="node-body article-body">Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation strategy that won independence for India in 1947, the Ford employees are showing up for work but are refusing the company’s offers of a free lunch and free round-trip transportation to and from their homes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Maruti Toyota Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bangalore Chennai Mahatma Gandhi Sanand Toyota Kirloskar Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:36:00 +0000 991561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport production not yet affected by Ford India wage dispute.</strong></p> India Market Shifting to Automatic Manual Gearboxes http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/india-market-shifting-automatic-manual-gearboxes <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers are making automatic-manual transmissions affordable by simplifying the technology and overcoming the cost disadvantage. AMTs also save money in the price-sensitive India market by offering fuel efficiency equal to, or better than, manual gearboxes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/india-market-shifting-automatic-manual-gearboxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/india-market-shifting-automatic-manual-gearboxes#comments Premium Management & Strategy Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology India Honda Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Toyota Automated Manual Automatic Continuously Variable (CVT) Dual Clutch (DCT) Manual Product Development India Auto Expo Kenichi Ayukawa Magneti Marelli Mayank Pareek Ricardo Tim Leverton Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:31:00 +0000 978831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Some drivers of Celerio automatic-manuals flummoxed by lack of clutch pedal.</strong></p> Suzuki Creating Sibling to Market-Leading Indian JV http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-creating-sibling-market-leading-indian-jv <div class="node-body article-body">A dispute over royalties paid to multinational corporations by their Indian operations appears to be at the heart of Suzuki’s plans to develop a wholly owned subsidiary.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-creating-sibling-market-leading-indian-jv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/suzuki-creating-sibling-market-leading-indian-jv#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Maruti Suzuki Capacity Utilization Restructuring Osamu Suzuki R C Bhargava Securities and Exchange Board of India Suzuki Motors Gujarat Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:47:00 +0000 970441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Suzuki plan emerges as Maruti Suzuki launches all-new Celerio city car.</strong></p> Gainers Dwindle as India LV Sales Lose More Ground http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/gainers-dwindle-india-lv-sales-lose-more-ground <div class="node-body article-body">Stagnant sales are reflected in the decline of the industry’s 5-million-unit plant capacity to 60%-65%. Large discounts and even larger incentives have squeezed profit margins, forcing many automakers to shelve investment plans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/gainers-dwindle-india-lv-sales-lose-more-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-amp-marketing/gainers-dwindle-india-lv-sales-lose-more-ground#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Tata Capacity Utilization Product Development Sales Results Jnaneswar Sen Pawan Goenka Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:57:00 +0000 868211 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Amaze powers Honda to 85.6% September sales surge.</strong></p>