The super boss at Maruti Suzuki, country’s largest car company, Osamu Suzuki makes atleast one scheduled visit to India every year–during Maruti’s annual general meeting in August-September. So it was for him this year when he came last week primarily for the AGM on Tuesday. There was a difference though…a major one. Read more

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The first thing you ask yourself, when you look at Renault’s new sedan Scala, is have you seen this before. For the car has uncanny similarities with alliance partner Nissan’s caaar Sunny. And why not? The two cars share the same platform, engine, powertrain, chasis, interiors, features and pretty much everything else. Read more

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After an insipid first two years, Japanese auto major Nissan has had a successful last two years. Read more

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Back in 1999, when the Accent was first introduced in India, there were few sedans of any worth in the market. Its two direct competitors were the Maruti Esteem and Daewoo Cielo. A little further up we had the Opel Astra, Ford Escort and Honda City. But one had to pay through your nose to get them. Further up, there was the Ford Mondeo that was to be joined later by the Opel Vectra. And then you had a couple of Mercs to round off the three box segment. Read more

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