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  1. Dilip_dmk

    Dilip_dmk Superiore

    Delhi, India
    New Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.2
    100,000 Euro to Japan earthquake and tsunami relief fund.
    by Fiat on Friday, March 18 ..

    Following the natural disaster that has hit Japan, Fiat S.p.A. has decided to make a donation of 100,000 Euro to the Red Cross which is engaged in relief efforts to help the local population. Furthermore, the Group is committed to doubling the sum raised by its employees taking part in this humanitarian initiative.

    Good initiative by Fiat ....

  2. jaisha8


    TRANSFORMATION OF AMBASSADOR:- The quintessential Ambassador is set to get its most radical makeover in the six decades of its history. The oldest face of Indian automobiles, which carries the legacy of the British Raj on its wheels, will undergo a complete change-from structural design to aerodynamics to aesthetics.

    The car's manufacturer, Hindustan Motors, is hoping that a new-look Amby will be able to compete with today's modern cars and thus stop a slide into oblivion. The revamp began last December, and it will be at least a year before the results become evident.

    The Amby's familiar rounded rear squab and curvaceous sloping hood will give way to an aerodynamic bonnet with straight lines and a new boot with integrated tail lights. The all-new Ambassador will have modern wrap-around headlamps, and a design somewhat similar to India's largest selling hatchback, Maruti's Swift.

    The new Amby will also have new engine calibrations, an anti-lock brake system and aluminium alloy wheels. For comfort, there will be new leather seating with wood grain interiors. There will also be an integrated music system and instrument cluster catering to the needs of the new generation. Hindustan Motors says it will not tinker with the Amby's traditional credentials of dependability, spaciousness and comfort.

    Speaking to ET, Manoj Jha, managing director, Hindustan Motors, confirmed the changes. "There are a whole lot of plans for the Ambassador. We are working on several options and the changes are part of the plan. While some smaller changes will be introduced soon, larger macro variations will be incorporated in due course," says Jha.

    According to vendors involved in the makeover, the car will be totally transformed with a new design with better aerodynamics coming from a new architecture. "It will not be the regular Amby we have been seeing for the last several decades. The changes will be radical with rich features and improved looks to take on all modern competing sedans," says a Delhi-based auto component maker.

    The transformation of the Amby, which is based on the British marquee Morris Oxford, is a last-ditch effort by Hindustan Motors to turn this retro platform into a car of popular choice among the likes of Honda City, Maruti SX4, Volkswagen Vento and Ford Fiesta. But can the Amby which was India's mainstream car till the 80s when the Maruti 800 was launched, regain its long lost glory?

    Over the years, the Amby has largely found fancy with the Indian political class, and it has been governments that have helped keep the 1948-established Uttarpara factory (in West Bengal) going till date.

    But that support too has been declining of late. Sales of Ambassadors stood at 5,510 units in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year from 8,210 in fiscal year 2009-10.

    "Its difficult for the Amby to regain its lost glory. The car has low public acceptance and is largely taken by government, which is also gradually moving to other brands with better safety and performance parameters," said automotive expert Ranojoy Mukherji.
  3. Cubbie

    Cubbie Superiore

    MANU WON !! against Bolton 1-0
  4. Tata cars to get expensive by up to Rs 36,000 from April

    http://www.cartradeindia.com/car-bike-n ... 13651.html

    The Indian auto giant Tata Motors has announced to hike the price of its car models in the Indian market from the starting of next month. The company has decided to hike the price of its cars by up to Rs 36,000 from April 1st. However, the price of small car Tata Nano has been kept unchanged. The company said in a statement on Friday, "Despite continuous cost control initiatives, the company is being forced to take these increases on account of steep rise in input costs.”

    The price of Tata Indica, one of the largest selling vehicles of Tata Motors in the country, will go costlier by Rs 7,000-9,000. On the other hand, the Vista and Indigo CS will be hiked by up to Rs 8,000 to Rs 11,000. The mid level sedan Tata Manza will get expensive by Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000.

    The price of company’s popular SUV (sports utility vehicle) Tata Sumo will go up by Rs 13,000-15,000. While the Sumo Grande will go costlier by Rs 16,000 to Rs 19,000, the Safari will be dearer by Rs 18,000 to Rs 29,000.

    Meanwhile, the other leading car makers in the country such as Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai are expected to take a decision in this regard by the end of this month.
  5. Dilip_dmk

    Dilip_dmk Superiore

    Delhi, India
    New Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.2
    FIAT MIO [concept]

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  6. 25% additional tax on diesel vehicles in Delhi

    Will duty cut in automobile kit cheer the sector? - CNBC-TV18 -

    The Parliament today passed the Finance Bill 2011. The Finance Minister made some crucial changes which included, reducing dividend distribution tax threshold for foreign companies to 26%.

    The finance minister also announced a cut in excise duty for completely knocked down (CKD) automobile kits to 30% from the proposed 60%, reports Swati Khandelwal Jain of CNBC-TV18.

    In the budget, the CKD duty which was earlier only 10% was pegged at 60%. This is close to the completely built up (CBU) duty that is paid which in effect becomes almost 110%.

    The auto industry is happy about the clarification that the proposed 60% duty on CKD is now 30%. However, in effect a 10% CKD now becomes 30% which is something that an auto industry will have to bear.

    The impact of this as far as the auto industry is concerned, would be on the auto companies which depend largely on CKD, essentially, the higher end or the luxury car makers.

    Another clarification was that, there is going to be a 25% additional tax on diesel vehicles sold only in Delhi. This will be a big blow as far as the diesel manufacturer’s or car makers are concerned.

    The impact will come in for players like Mahindra & Mahindra and Maruti. Most of M&M’s products are diesel products, while Maruti currently sells just three-four diesel products. As far as sales are concerned, Delhi constitutes to about putting together all the three other metros.

    Most auto majors would be passing on this to the consumers. So, the consumers will have to pay higher if they go ahead and buy a diesel car in Delhi.
  7. Linea and Punto prices increased

    Linea and Punto will cost more with immediate effect. The price increase is in the range of rs. 4000 to Rs. 7000
    Prices increased due to rise in input costs.

    See the FIAT website for new prices :

    Tjet plus Prices (ex- chennai) - for non-premium colours :
    Previous Price : Rs. 903, 500
    New Price : Rs. 909,588

    Linea 1.4 FIRE Emotion Prices (ex- chennai) - for non-premium colours :
    Previous Price : Rs. 738,300
    New Price : Rs. 743,407

    This effectively means that all invoices billed from today will see the new prices.
  8. Tony

    Tony Esperto

    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    All the manufacturers have increased the price, Lucky Guys who have paid the Booking amount before 22.03.2011 for the Italian Beauty :clap
  9. FastLove

    FastLove Superiore

    Linea 1.4
    Re: Re: Breaking News :

    Not really! The cost to customer is always the cost at the time of invoicing.
    Ofcourse, someone has to pay the difference and that is definitely not the dealer.

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  10. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore


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