Reports state that Fiat will launch made-in-India Fiat Punto facelift and Fiat Avventura in Nepal by mid-September, suggesting that the cars are likely to be launched in India towards the middle of this year. Spyshots reveal that the Punto facelift for India gets the same headlamps as the Fiat Avventura. A report on The Himalayan Times confirms the Nepalese launches by quoting the director of Batas...

The country’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero Motocorp has made its debut in Bangladesh, launching 11 models. The company has also joined hands with Bangladesh’s Nitol Niloy Group to set up a manufacturing facility in Bangladesh. Hero owns 55 percent of this joint venture. The plant is set to become operational in the Q2 of the 2015-16 fiscal and has an installed capacity of 150,000...

Tata Motors is planning to build what it calls a ‘high-volume’ product on the X0 platform, which refers to the Indica platform. Just like how the upcoming Tata Bolt is a reskinned Vista with new technology, the new car, developed in a similar fashion, will replace the Indica eV2, says the company’s representative quoted by a report on the Financial Express. The car will be priced...

As reported earlier, American motorcycle manufacturer UM Global is all set to enter India with its sub-250 cc bikes. A report on Financial Express says that the first launch could be lined up for October. The report also says that UM’s R&D centre that was established this year in Gurgaon is presently working on a set of all-new engines for the Indian market, including a water-cooled 350 cc...

IAB has learned that Porsche India will launch the Porsche Macan in July. Two variants of the Macan have been confirmed for India – the 400 hp 3.6-liter V6 petrol and the 258 hp 3.0-liter V6 diesel. The high level of specification of the variants don’t warrant ARAI homologation for them to be legally sold in India, reducing or preventing delays to the launch. The vehicle would be brought...

Tata Motors has launched the Tata Aria and the Tata Manza in Ghana. The company has tied up with Modern Auto Services of Ghana to launch the two cars in the African Nation. A report on spyghana.com confirms this. Tata Motors has been selling commercial vehicles in Ghana since 1974. Exports of passenger cars to the African national began in October 2006 with the Indica, Indigo, Sumo and Safari brands. Tata...

The first-ever product from the much touted TVS BMW joint venture could just be a streetbike. A report on Autocar India says that the first product is set to be a 300 cc streetbike. A four-stroke, single-cylinder 300 cc engine is said to be powering this bike. The project will not be put into production until the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016. The TVS Apache RTR 180 remains the most powerful...

Reports are coming in from Indonesia that a new Honda CBR150R is on the way. This time, however, TMCblog reports, that the new CBR150R could carry the same tube-frame found in the higher powered CBR250R and CBR300R. The 150 cc bike is already being sold in Indonesia and the rest of South East Asia, and was launched in India in March 2012. The website has revealed hot stamped parts of what is likely...