Mahindra Z101 (Next-gen Scorpio) to launch in 2020

Mahindra Z101 (Next-gen Scorpio) to launch in 2020

Economic Times Auto reported that the Mahindra Z101, fourth generation Mahindra Scorpio is expected to launch in the domestic market in 2020. Also, it will be launched in the international markets. The company’s North American Technical Center (NATC) is working on the future Scorpio, which will be redesigned based on the advanced architecture of the existing model and featured the new design layouts and features.

Related: Mahindra launched TUV 300 in South Africa

The integration and testing of the product to be handled by the Resource & Development centre in Chennai Mahindra Research Valley. A few of the reports stated that the future generation Scorpio to be based on the ladder-frame platform. The new SUV will get the advanced telematics, safety features and exterior styling.

The future generation Scorpio will be offered as an SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) and the pickup truck to target the North American Market. Speaking of the engines, it will be offered by the both four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, which will be mated with the either manual or automatic transmissions.

Related: Mahindra launched 2017 XUV 500 Sportz at Rs. 16.5 lakhs

Some reports recommended that the new Scorpio diesel will be available with the 2.2-litre mHawk engine rated at a 128bhp power and 280Nm torque. The new Scorpio will receive the 4-wheel drive system for the international markets.

It is the second project from Mahindra’s Technical Center in North America and the product will hit the market in 2020.

Maruti Suzuki has 2,000+ dealerships in India

Maruti Suzuki has 2,000+ dealerships in India

The Indian biggest PV carmaker, Maruti has more than 2,000 dealerships in the Indian market, according to the fresh news from Economic Times. The company has reached a new milestone in the automotive market with the well-acceptance from all-generation people in the country.

On an average basis, Maruti Suzuki added nearly 200 dealerships in the last five years. The car manufacturer has 1,100 dealerships in the duration of 2011 – 12 and the number increased to 2,007 outlets/dealerships in 2016 – 17. In India, the domestic car maker has presence in 1,643 towns and cities.

Related: Maruti Suzuki reports 47.6% share in domestic PV market in ongoing fiscal

Along with the general dealerships, the company has established the premium NEXA network to retail the premium products, including Baleno, S-Cross and Ignis. Maruti has opened the 200th NEXA showroom on 30th January 2017 and also planned to expand the network to 250 units by the fiscal end of 2016-17.

Maruti Suzuki aims to retail around 20lakh units annually by expanding the sales network to 4,000 units by 2020. The number includes regular dealerships, commercial dealerships, NEXA dealerships and the company’s true value dealerships.

RelatedSuzuki expects India to be third highest car market by 2020

To sell the new LCV Super Carry, Maruti has already planned to open new 50 commercial dealerships by the end of 2016.

Two days back, Maruti Alto K10 Plus has launched in the country without any announcement in the country. The carmaker will four next-generation models in the next fiscal, such as Maruti Ciaz Facelift, Maruti S-Cross Facelift, 2017 Maruti Swift and 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire.

Maruti Suzuki has 2,000+ dealerships in India

Maruti Suzuki has 2,000+ dealerships in India

The Indian biggest PV carmaker, Maruti has more than 2,000 dealerships in the Indian market, according to the fresh news from Economic Times. The company has reached a new milestone in the automotive market with the well-acceptance from all-generation people in the country.

Related: India-made Maruti Ignis (Suzuki Ignis) exported to Indonesia

On an average basis, Maruti Suzuki added nearly 200 dealerships in the last five years. The car manufacturer has 1,100 dealerships in the duration of 2011 – 12 and the number increased to 2,007 outlets/dealerships in 2016 – 17. In India, the domestic car maker has presence in 1,643 towns and cities.

Along with the general dealerships, the company has established the premium NEXA network to retail the premium products, including Baleno, S-Cross and Ignis. Maruti has opened the 200th NEXA showroom on 30th January 2017 and also planned to expand the network to 250 units by the fiscal end of 2016-17.

Related: Maruti Suzuki reports 47.6% share in domestic PV market in ongoing fiscal

Maruti Suzuki aims to retail around 20lakh units annually by expanding the sales network to 4,000 units by 2020. The number includes regular dealerships, commercial dealerships, NEXA dealerships and the company’s true value dealerships.

To sell the new LCV Super Carry, Maruti has already planned to open new 50 commercial dealerships by the end of 2016.

Two days back, Maruti Alto K10 Plus has launched in the country without any announcement in the country. The carmaker will four next-generation models in the next fiscal, such as Maruti Ciaz Facelift, Maruti S-Cross Facelift, 2017 Maruti Swift and 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire.

Next generation Volkswagen Polo production starts in June 2017

Next generation Volkswagen Polo production starts in June 2017

The German car brand, Volkswagen has stated that the next generation VW Polo hatchback will enter production in around next three to four months. The upcoming Polo will be the sixth generation model features the advanced modular MQB A0 platform for a new look. SRK designs released the sketch of the sixth-generation Polo, which will be offered in Blue, White and different color combinations.

Related: Volkswagen to focus on petrol hybrids

As per the news, the production of the new Polo car will be commenced in the European market as an initial commitment. The production of Polo will be initiated at the Volkswagen Navarra factory (manufacturing unit) in Spain.

The Germany Company has already started the production of MQB Polo at the South African plant. With the VW Group’s MQB A0 platform underpins in the 2017 Seat lbiza, the Polo gets the evolutionary design, greater compliance and alternative powertrains.

Related: Volkswagen India to introduce Vento Highline Plus in India

The 2017 VW Polo will be offered in different engine options, 1.0-litre MPI petrol, 1.5-litre TSI Evo petrol, 1.0-litre TSI petrol and petrol-CNG and 1.6-litre TDI diesel. The types of engines expected to be offered in the European market only. For India, it won’t get such types of engines and three-door hatchback body type.

Currently, the VW Polo is one of the best-selling hatchbacks in India and the next-gen India-specific Polo will get the exclusive design with the advanced engine options to compete with the existing hatchbacks.

India-made Maruti Ignis (Suzuki Ignis) exported to Indonesia

India-made Maruti Ignis (Suzuki Ignis) exported to Indonesia

According to the spy shots from Autonetmagz, the India-made Suzuki Ignis is exported to the Indonesia market. The Ignis expected to be launched by end of this month or in the next month. Indonesia will be the first Ignis export market for the Indian car market leader.

Related: Suzuki expects India to be third highest car market by 2020

The variants of the Indonesia-specific Suzuki Ignis leaked in the last month and it is reported to be launched in three grades, GL, GLX and GLX AT and priced at Rp. 139.5 million, Rp. 159.5 million and Rp. 169.5 million respectively. The Suzuki Ignis will give the toughest competition to the Toyota Etios, Honda Brio, Mitsubishi Mirage and Nissan March.

The Suzuki Ignis offered with one engine option, 1.2L four-cylinder K-series petrol engine, which is rated at 83 PS (61 kW) of power and the torque of 113Nm. The automatic variant offers with the 5-speed AGS – Auto Gear Shift and the basic variants to be featured with the 5-speed manual gearbox. The Maruti Ignis returns the ARAI certified mileage of 20.89kmpl in Indian road conditions. The company is expecting that around mileage will be returned by the Indonesia-specific Ignis.

Related: Passenger Vehicle reported 9% sales growth in February in India

The new car features the high range of equipment including automatic climate control, steering mounted audio controls, roof rails, LED headlamps with daytime running lights, automatic climate control, 7-inch touch screen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, foglamps with chrome embellisher, as well.

Suzuki expects India to be third highest car market by 2020

Suzuki expects India to be third highest car market by 2020

The Japanese car company, Suzuki Motor Corporation expects that Indian to be grown as the third biggest car market in the world by end of this decade. This statement was announced by Kinji Saito, Executive General Manager of Suzuki at the Geneva Motor Show.

Related: Next-generation Maruti Swift launches in early 2018

Coming to the subject, its associated company Maruti Suzuki reports around 50% of the passenger vehicle market in India. Moreover, it has already started operations at the Gujarat plant, which is the new manufacturing plant in India. As part of the plan, the manufacturing unit is to increase the total production to 2 million units by end of this decade.

According to him, Suzuki has been named as the market leader for few decades and reported nearly 50% market share. Currently, the company plans to launch the new feature-rich oriented products in the country as it has increased its production capacity with the new manufacturing facilities.

Related: Maruti Ignis mini crossover sales crossed 10,000 units

A few of operations have been already started at the Gujarat to meet the production capacity of two million units in India. The new plant has been opened with the 7.5lakh unit’s production capacity in a year. Both Manesar and Gurgaon have a total production capacity of 1.5 million units per year.

The list of products including next generation Swift, upgraded S-Cross, next-generation Swift Dzire, will be launched in the next year. In this fiscal from April 2016 to February 2017, Maruti Suzuki has sold around a total of 13 lakh units.

Related: Maruti Suzuki reports 11.7% growth in domestic sales in February 2017

In the global market, Suzuki Motor Corporation reported 2.9 million units in the last year.

Passenger Vehicle reported 9% sales growth in February in India

Passenger Vehicle reported 9% sales growth in February in India

Economic Times stated that the Indian PV market registered 9.01% sales growth in the last month with sales of 2,55,359 units, as per the data from SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers). The PV segment includes utility vehicles, passenger cars and vans. With the launch of new SUVs and compact SUVs, the UV segment posted the highest sales growth of 21.79 percent and stood at 65,887 units. The segment of vans reported 8.10% growth at 16,859 units. Similarly, the passenger cars have minimum growth of 4.90% at 1,72,623 units in the country.

Related: Mahindra domestic sales declined in February 2017

Coming to the other segments, the two-wheeler segment including motorcycles, mopeds and scooters reported the decline of 0.01 percent at 1,362,045 units in the last month. Mopeds and scooters sales were increased by 15.99 percent and 3.70 percent respectively. Motorcycles reported negative sales of 3.13 percent in the last month.

The CV segment has reported 7.34 percent sales growth with the sales of 66,939 units compared to 62,359 units in the year-ago month. The MHCV segment including trucks, buses, tippers, as well increased by 5.02 percent growth in February 2017. Sales of Light Commercial Vehicles have positive growth of 9.38% with sales of 36,418 units. Moreover, the segment of three wheelers declined to 35,536 units from 44,956 units in February 2016.

Related: Maruti Suzuki reports 11.7% growth in domestic sales in February 2017

Slowly, the impact of demonetisation away from the automotive industry so that the most of the segments reported positive sales in the country. The automotive industry will have improvement in the next fiscal with the implementation of GST (Goods and Service Tax).