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Longer Vehicle Delivery Time Reason for Rejection For Vehicle Buyers in India

Use of Newspapers and Magazines to Make Purchase Decisions Increases among New-Vehicle Buyers

Bengaluru, Karnataka, October 1, 2010 /Washington Bangla Radio - India PRwire/ - A greater proportion of new-vehicle buyers in India rejected a model they initially considered due to a longer wait time for delivery, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2010 India Escaped Shopper (ESS) StudySM released today.

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Toyota Kirloskar India Motor Sales Grow in September

October 4, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / I-Newswire) - Toyota Kirloskar Motor has registered a growth of 8.5% in sales in September 2010 compared to the same period last year. It sold 6235 units in September 2010 against 5748 units in September last year.

A growth of 53% has been recorded for the period January to September 2010, over the same period last year.

Commenting on the month’s performance, Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director-Marketing TKM, said, “We have continued to grow year-on-year in the very competitive Indian automobile market. In order to meet the growing demand and minimize the waiting period for our products, the capacity of our plant will be increased to 80,000 units starting December this year. The latest addition to our product line, the Corolla Altis Diesel has also been getting good response with around 2600 bookings till date.”

Tata Motors India increases price of some passenger cars and all commercial vehicles

CALCUTTA, Oct 1, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio - pressreleasepoint) Tata Motors today announced an increase in the prices of some passenger vehicles and all its commercial vehicles. The increase is effective from today.

The price increase in passenger cars is on the Tata Indica and the Tata Indigo family, in the range of Rs. 4,500/- to Rs. 14,000/-, depending upon the model. In utility vehicles, the price increase is on Tata Sumo and Tata Grande MK II, in the range of Rs. 7,800/- to Rs.10,300/- The price increase is in the light of increase in input costs.

Tata Motors India sells 64,668 commercial vehicles and passenger cars in September

CALCUTTA, Oct 1, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) Tata Motors' total sales (including exports) of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles in September 2010 were 64,668 vehicles, a growth of 23% over 52,513 vehicles sold in September 2009. The company's domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for September 2010 were 59,611 nos., a 20% growth over 49,650 nos. sold in September last year.

Cumulative sales (including exports) for the company for the fiscal are 380,113 nos., a growth of 39% over 273,491 nos. sold last year.

Tata to launch Aria in October 2010

CALCUTTA, Oct 1, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) The Tata Aria, the first Indian crossover, will be commercially launched on October 11, 2010. It will be made available across all major cities and towns of the country. First shown as a concept at the 75th Geneva Motor Show in 2005 and in the New Delhi Auto Expo 2006, the Tata Aria was unveiled at the New Delhi Auto Expo in January 2010.

Relio Quick Auto Mall 2010 India’s Largest Multicity Automobile Show

Auto Mall, a novel concept from Relio Quick, has been organised successfully over the years in various cities across the country, viz. Delhi (Jan 2009), Chandigarh (March 2009), Bengaluru (Nov 2009), Chandigarh (Feb 2010), Mumbai (March 2010) and Bengaluru (Sep 2010). Each of the shows has been witness to an overwhelming participation from all the key automobile brands including BMW, Skoda, Honda, Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen, Volvo, Nissan, Hyundai, General Motors, Toyota, Mahindra Renault, Mitsubishi, Ford, Tata Motors, FIAT, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ducati, Hero Honda, Yamaha, Bajaj Auto, TVS, Honda Motorcycles, Suzuki, Mahindra 2 Wheelers, Royal Enfield, etc besides financial institutions like HDFC, SBI, IDBI, SBOP, PNB, to name a few.

Land Speed Record Broken - 417 MPH Run Makes Streamliner the Fastest Single-Engine Car in History

Red Line Oil-Sponsored "Spirit of Rett" Breaks 45-year-old Land-Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

Reseda, CA, September 29, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) Dallas-based racer and businessman Charles Nearburg made history at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the Red Line Oil-equipped "Spirit of Rett" streamliner, breaking a 45-year-old land-speed record and also setting the fastest single-engine car record in history with an average speed of 414.5 mph. This eclipsed the FIA Class 11 record (409.27 mph) set by the Summers Brothers "Goldenrod" in 1965.

World's Fastest Lawnmower Speed Record Back in the USA

American Bobby Cleveland reclaimed his title at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on September 25. British driver Don Wales took Cleveland's original record - set in 2006 - in May, going 87.833 mph. Cleveland 'smashed' this by an impressive 96.529 mph.

September 28, 2010, Chicago, IL (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB): Gold Eagle® Co.’s Engine Answerman, Bobby Cleveland, who set the original land speed record on July 4, 2006 in his 104+® Octane Boost riding lawnmower, has reclaimed his title as the World’s Fastest Lawnmower Driver. This past weekend (Sept. 24-26), Cleveland took back the record with an official speed of 96.529 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Auto Racing Champion Marco Ferrera in 2nd place with Honda JDM

Marco Ferrera

Miami, FL (Washington Bangla Radio - PRWEB) September 19, 2010: Marco Ferrera, the auto racing victor, reached second place in his Honda JDM Type R at the Fara Stock Car Race.

"I'd like to thank The Brazilian Steak House Feijao com Arroz which supports my team and honors the event with its unique Brazilian food and beautiful Brazilian girls at the finish podium as well," he said.

Terrific discounts on 2010 domestic car models

Large Trucks Continues to Lead Segments

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 16 (Washington Bangla Radio - PRNewswire) - Previous model-year domestic makes and models continue to top the list of average possible vehicle discounts* from their Manufactured Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) with savings of over $7,500 according to the latest TrueTrends™ Report from, the authority in new car pricing, trends and forecasting.  The report shows that Chevrolet (16 percent), Ford (14 percent) and Chrysler (12 percent) are the top three makes for 2010 make discounts and the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford Ranger are the top two models.

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