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Why couldn’t GM go the Ford Way at India ?

“We dont run on Wholesale Nos. Retail is what we solely discuss,” says Rajeev Chaba, President & MD MG Motors India in conversation with Anuj Guglani CEO World Auto Forum. Watch Video

Team India Finalised For International BMW GS Trophy 2020

Since 2018, BMW Motorrad India been hosting an annual two-day event in Goa for owners GS range of motorcycles.

The event acts as a qualifier for BMW’s prestigious GS Trophy where the competition as well as the event is as tough as its GS range of off-road motorcycles.

For 2020, the International GS Trophy is going to be held in New Zealand, and the trio of HK Naik, Shakeel Basha and V Sathyananth has been selected to represent Team India. Read Full Story


Nissan CEO candidates interviewed by Renault chairman, report says

Nissan has narrowed candidates for its CEO to three Renault-Nissan veterans.

Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard spoke with the candidates in person in Paris or via TV conference, the people said.

Two of the candidates are Japanese company veterans — Nissan’s acting CEO Yasuhiro Yamauchi and former Nissan China chief Jun Seki.

They are seen as the frontrunners. But Nissan’s board and Renault have kept up dialogue with Indian-born Ashwani Gupta, who joined Renault in 2006 in India as a purchasing manager, and was sent this year to Mitsubishi Motors Corp as chief operating officer. Read Full Story


Tesla aims to start China production this month, report says

Tesla’s China factory aims to start production this month but it is unclear when it will meet year-end production targets due to uncertainties around orders, labor and suppliers, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

The U.S. electric vehicle maker aims to produce at least 1,000 Model 3s a week from the new factory by the end of this year, the centerpiece of its ambitions to boost sales in the world’s biggest auto market and avoid higher import tariffs imposed on U.S. cars. Read Full Story

Bentley celebrates its centennial with special gear, new lineup

Bentley, the British ultraluxury brand that turned 100 this year, has a slew of products to commemorate the milestone.

They include pens that start at more than $500, sunglasses for $895 and even a set of golf clubs that costs as much as a small sedan.

And for a customer base that can afford to spend $500 on a pen instead of a car payment, Bentley has a number of new vehicles after a dry spell for the brand in the key U.S. market. Read Full Story

Pick-up trucks remain mainstay for Detroit Three in third quarter

The Big Three U.S. automakers on Wednesday reported a rise in sales of pick-up trucks for the third quarter as lower interest rates boosted demand in an otherwise sluggish auto market. Read Full Story

Australian car sales slump again in September as banks tighten lending

New car sales in Australia fell for the 18th consecutive month in September, suggesting back-to-back interest rate cuts in June and July had failed to lift consumer spending as banks contain their lending.

Data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) on Thursday showed total sales for September skidded nearly 7% to 88,181 vehicles from a year earlier. For January-September were down about 8% from the same period in 2018.

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