News of the Week- Report Card of Sales, Hike in Prices

Modified On Jun 04, 2015 06:52 PM By CarDekho for Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The first week of October was an important one for so many reasons, firstly because most automakers announced their monthly sales report that gave us a clear idea of who stands where, secondly various car makers including Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Audi, Renault and Toyota hiked their car prices to avoid the losses that they might bear due to rupee depreciation which ultimately increases their input costs. lastly, as October is considered to be the festive month in India, and all the players are ready with their festive season offerings, discounts and launches, so if everything is put together, October is no doubt a very special month in all perspective.

CarDekho covered both the launches that took place this week, new Tata Indica eV2 and Sport Editions of Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class. Other than that we brought you the information about the future launches like Honda Brio Automatic, Honda City CNG, Mahindra SsangYong Rexton SUV, Renault Lodgy MPV, Volvo V40 Cross Country and Mahindra's two small cars.

So if you have missed out on anything, we bring to you the important news of the week in summary.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class Sport Editions Launched

Mercedes-Benz India launched the Sport Edition of its flagship sedans the C-Class and E-Class on October 4th at Rs 29.9 lakh and 39.9 lakh respectively (prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi). The sport editions carry the AMG sports package that has certainly helped them become more plush, sportier and ultra-modern.

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New Tata Indica eV2 Launched at Rs 4.01 Lakh

The Indian automotive giant, Tata Motors launched the refreshed version of its popular hatchback Tata Indica eV2 that now gets the new exteriors and additional comfort features and has also cut its price by Rs 23,000.

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Volvo V40 Cross Country to Launch in India by 2013

Volvo that unveiled the all new Volvo V40 cross country at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, is now planning to launch the similar car in India as well by the second quarter of 2013. And having an expected price of Rs 23-27 lakh, it will be competing with the likes of Mercedes-Benz B-Class, BMW X1, Audi Q3 and some others.

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Chevrolet Cars to get Expensive by up to Rs 20,000

General Motors India announced that it would increase the prices of all its cars by up to Rs 20,000 and the new prices will be effective from October 8th, and this has been done due to the adverse currency movement in India and increasing input costs.

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Honda Brio Automatic Launch on 18th October

Like we have been reporting for quite sometime now that Honda Cars India is working on an AT version of its popular hatchback, Honda Brio is finally launching the vehicle on 18th October, that means during the Navrataras.

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Honda City CNG Launching by October End

Honda that launched the CNG version of its most popular sedan Honda City in Thailand last month, is now all set to bring in the same to India as well. Some of our trusted sources have confirmed that Honda Cars India will be launching the vehicle by end of the current month to lure as many buyers as they can during the festive season.

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Maruti Suzuki Increases its Cars Prices

The India's largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India has also increased the prices of its entire range by up to Rs 5,250 to avoid the foreign exchange fluctuation impact and rising input costs. The new prices have immediately come into effect.

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The Legend, Michael Schumacher Says Goodbye to F1; to Retire by 2013 end

The seven-times world champion, the Formula 1 Legend, who has participated in over 300 races in his 21 years of career, Michael Schumacher has today announced that he will be retiring by the end of the year, and it has happened right after Mercedes has signed Lewis Hamilton to replace him in 2013.

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Top Gainers and Losers; September Car Sales Analysis- CarDekho Exclusive

Like every month, we did a dedicated story on the sales numbers reported by the automakers based out in India and we tried to figure out the reasons of their failure or success in September. We also brought you the list of top 10 cars of the month.

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Mahindra SsangYong Rexton SUV Launch on October 17th

Like we claimed some days back that Mahindra & Mahindra is planning to launch the much awaited high-end SUV SsangYong Rexton in India in October, the company has now officially confirmed that the launch would happen on 17th October. This would be followed by launches in the cities of New Delhi and Bangalore and a phase wise roll out in other markets.

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Mahindra Plans for Two Small Cars

After the huge success of the XUV500, the all new Verito and the Quanto, M&M is now working on two two small cars to make its presence in the small car segment. The Vehicles are codenamed C-101 and S-101, which are expected to come within next 2 years.

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Renault Lodgy MPV to Launch in India by 2014

Renault India that entered the SUV segment with its compact SUV, the Duster is now planning to bring in the MPV 'Lodgy' in India, which is currently sold under the brand Dacia in global markets. It will be a 7-seater vehicle at an expected price range of Rs 7-9 lakh, which will compete against the segment topper including the Ertiga, Toyota Innova, Nissan Evalia and likes.

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Mahindra Quanto to Go Rome

Mahindra & Mahindra which has recently launched the much awaited SUV, the Quanto in India some days back has been attracting so many buyers. So to make it even larger, the company is now planning to launch the vehicle in the Italian market as well. They also launched the XUV500 on 24th September there.

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Quick 5 on the new Range Rover

At the Unveiling of the all new Range Rover, we did a quick 5 with Range Rover Programme's Director Nick Rogers. He talked about the craftsmanship and the idea behind the all new SUV.

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