Roudra Bhattacharya The Indian Express Group

Roudra Bhattacharya-

Carmakers baulk at proposal to tweak vehicle testing rules, says industry should not be penalised for GM fraud case

Wednesday 8 January '14

The proposed changes mandate selecting 25% of the test vehicles from dealers at random.
We are a federation with many core business: Mahindra

Wednesday 27 November '13

Says calling the group a conglomerate fails to factor in the new structure being created
Maruti Suzuki, Hero MotoCorp sales get festive boost

Thursday 7 November '13

Maruti sold 1.20 lakh units during the festival period, from Navratras till Diwali.
Hero MotoCorp's Haridwar labour pain spreads to Gurgaon

Tuesday 10 September '13

Daily production at Hero MotoCorp Haridwar plant is 50-60pct lower than capacity.
Maruti Suzuki may beat Tata Motors to India's first 800cc diesel car

Tuesday 6 August '13

Mini cars account for 21% share of India's market but does not offer choice for diesel.
GM emissions scandal: Govt to check if other car makers also fudged data

Saturday 27 July '13

GM has reportedly fired around 20 officials, including five members of the senior management.
Dance to the music

Thursday 25 July '13

Canvas Music packs quite a punch; only if it was better built
Recalls likely to impact Ford, GM's brand image

Saturday 13 July '13

US-based carmakers Ford and General Motors (GM) may face the challenge of poor brand perception among Indian consumers
Auto makers bet big on robots as frequent labour stirs hit output

Monday 8 July '13

Frequent labour disputes have taken a toll on production and sales for most major players.
Mercedes A-Class: A in the three-pointed star

Saturday 6 July '13

Does the arrival of the baby Benz signal the start of a new era for Mercedes in India?
Maruti shuts Swift, Dzire production at Gurgaon

Friday 5 July '13

Maruti Suzuki has stopped production of two of its top-selling models, the Swift premium hatchback and Dzire compact sedan at its Gurgaon plant from mid-June.
Unions adopt Gandhigiri to resolve wage, suspension rows

Monday 3 June '13

Labour unions, singed by violence at Maruti Suzuki, are taking to peaceful protests as seen at M&M, Hero.
New kid on the block: Alcatel One Touch Idol

Thursday 30 May '13

A sleek device that offers features generally found in the high-end phone segment.
Suzuki Powertrain and Suzuki Motorcycle stare at labour trouble

Monday 27 May '13

Less than a year after violence at Maruti Suzuki plant, labour trouble could be brewing again.
Car firms may get relief from additional excise duty pain

Saturday 25 May '13

A final decision expected to be announced by the finance minister by end-June.
As fortunes reverse, Mahindra & Mahindra begins offering discounts

Wednesday 15 May '13

Mahindra & Mahindra was the only car maker among the top five to not offer major discounts or schemes.
Maruti gears up to develop models for Africa, Southeast Asia

Monday 13 May '13

The initiative signals that Maruti will play lead role in Suzuki's expansion plans in emerging markets.
Motown flashes output cut signal as sales slide

Thursday 9 May '13

The ghosts of 2012 seem to be haunting car makers in the current fiscal as well.
Carmakers' rumbles against quadricycle grow louder

Sunday 5 May '13

Bajaj RE60 is being seen as a threat by competitors in fast-growing rural market space.
Honda may boost Amaze output on heavy bookings

Thursday 2 May '13

Amaze compact sedan has seen bookings cross the 20,000-unit mark in first 30 days of launch.


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