Ashok Leyland DostAshok Leyland, India’s second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer has posted a year-on-year sales increase of 25% delivering 9,785 units. Wait, there’s more!

The strong sales numbers were possible in these challenging conditions because of the Dost’s sparkling performance. Last month, the Dost accounted for 2,803 units. Not enough? There’s more still.

Toyota Etios hatch rear three quarters for Brazil marketThe Toyota Etios is proving more than just an India specific model. When the Etios was conceived by Toyota, a select team of Japanese engineers traveled the length and breadth of India to find out what people like and dislike in a family car.

Soon after the launch, the Etios was sent to South Africa where it entered the top 10 bestselling car list in the second month of its launch.

2014 Touareg CCBMW is known to invent product lines to stay ahead of the competition. The Bavarian automaker practically invented entry level crossover segment thus managing to outsell the other rivals by a huge margin.

Another interesting proposition from BMW was the Coupe-Crossover – BMW X6 – which against all odds proved to be a successful model. The X6 is a CBU product in India, and its sold in limited volumes. It is a combination of an SUV and a coupe, and sits above the X5 as BMW’s most expensive utility nameplate.

Chevrolet is planning to bring about a revolution in the American auto market. The automaker will launch the Chevrolet Beat – its smallest ever offering in that part of the world – to create a segment below the Sonic hatchback.

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Our friends from the Uncle Sam’s land are used to massive cars with fuel guzzling engines. Clearly, to make the Beat successful, Chevrolet needs to change the mindset of Americans, and do it fast.

More bad news for Petrolheads in India. The current generation Honda Civic will be pulled out from India as per a report on Autocar India. We already sensed that the latest generation Honda Civic is a no-go.

Honda Civic steering mounted controls

Today, we learn that the previous generation Civic, sold with a 1.8-liter petrol engine, will be retired from the market.

New Hyundai Accent ExecutiveHyundai’s first sedan for Indian market, the Accent, was introduced in 1999. Back then its segment counterparts were the Maruti Esteem and Daewoo Cielo, two products that were recognized and possessed a comprehensive market share.

The Hyundai Accent enjoyed the fight, picking up the reputation of being a very reliable sedan.

Even though it had to encounter many new launches such the Maruti Dzire, Tata Indigo, Ford Ikon and the like in the last 13 years, it managed to convince the management to keep it in production. Its peak times were between 2004 to 2006. It sold 3,500 units in March 2006.

Posted on Aug 3 2012 - 12:28pm IST

The Hyundai HB20 continues its strip tease till the final launch.

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In a very low-key ceremony at Mumbai, Audi India has unwrapped the range topping oil burner version of their flagship sedan A8 at a price of 10075000 rupees (ex-showroom Maharashtra). This new oil burner will sit above the 3.0 TDI Quattro.

Mr Michael Perschke Audi A8L 4.2 TDIAudi A8L 4.2 TDI

Currently, Audi India sells their flagship A8L (13 cm longer than the standard wheelbase) in three engine options

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