Volkswagen’s weak show continues; sales drop 30% Carmakers had a festive bonanza in October, with top five automobile manufacturers seeing high double-digit sales growth rates. The industry is estimated to have grown at a healthy rate of 23 per cent, if data for 10 companies are any indication.The 10 companies (excluding Nissan and Fiat) are projected to have sold 260,838 units in October this year, compared with 211,882 units in the same month last year. While a few companies have ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Ford Mustang, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and Nissan GT-R will soon set Indian roads on fire The Indian car market is the most unpredictable and challenging for automakers as people here opt for the value for money vehicles. As a result, the car manufacturers these days are coming up with unique offerings to cast a long lasting impression and thus, increase their sales in the country. In recent times, things in the market are changing at the very fast pace. Luxury car brands are coming in ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
It takes a lot to establish a brand in the market and the most important factor for that is having the right product at the right price. One such car that stood for this value was the Ford Figo, when launched in 2010. Customers saw good value for money in the product and it when on to become a success, offering quiet a few features and overall package, thereby filling a gap in the hatchback segment in India.In 2015, Ford has launched its all-new Figo to take the brand several notches further.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Volkswagen did not name a successor, but said proposals on management appointments would be made to a full board meeting on Friday. Image: Martin Winterkorn, CEO, Volkswagen. Photograph: Reuters Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned on Wednesday, succumbing to pressure for change at the German carmaker, which is reeling from the admission that it deceived U.S. regulators about how much its diesel cars pollute. "Volkswagen needs a fresh start - also in terms ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Pope Francis received a rock-star welcome on his first visit ever to the United States on Tuesday. US President Barack Obama smiles as Pope Francis shakes hands with first lady Michelle Obama as the Obama's daughters Malia (L) and Sasha look on. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters In a rare gesture accorded to few foreign dignitaries, United States President Barack Obama and his family received the Pope at the Andrews Air Force base outside Washington. Also present on the tarmac was Vice ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The CEO was due to have his contract extended at a supervisory board meeting on Friday, but is now facing questions over why the scandal wasn't averted. Martin Winterkorn's days as head of Volkswagen AG appeared numbered on Tuesday after the German carmaker said a scandal over falsified vehicle emission tests in the United States could affect 11 million of its cars worldwide. The Tagesspiegel newspaper, citing unidentified sources on Volkswagen's supervisory board, said the board ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and TDI model for year 2016 will will sport some new features. The features are already listed on the company’s website and a launch is expected anytime soon. With the festive season just round the corner, Volkswagen India would like to capitalise on it and add better value to their already perfomance packed cars. Polo GT will now get electrically retractable ORVMs, cooled glovebox and also cruise control. The new features on the Polo GT have been ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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