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Mercedes Benz India To Build Bus Bodies At Chakan Plant From 2011

Posted: 27 Sep 2010 05:30 AM PDT

All automobile giants ranging from the very Indian automobile majors to the German manufacturers who stepped into our country a few years back, wish to expand their business and become flexible in terms of production to whatever extent possible. If a company is successful in such expansions then there is hardly any chances of it facing any troubles in coming future.

Apart from the Tata's who are into the heavy vehicle building business besides car production, Mercedes-Benz has become the next major to step into the Bus Body Building business. Today at the Chakan Plant in Pune, Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India along with Mr. Piyush Arora (Director, Technical, Mercedes-Benz India) & Mr. Srinivas Chilukuri, General Manager, Bus Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India laid the foundation stone of this new facility.


This leap taken by the company is in accordance with the future expansion needs which are bound to arise and now that the company has entered this business, a lot would be expected from it. The production is expected to start from the second half of the year 2011.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, "We would now like to expand into the city buses segment, making luxury travel affordable for public transport users of the urban population. We have partnered with MCV I am confident that this new facility will enable us further consolidate our position in the commercial vehicle market by efficiently catering to our growing demand."

Mercedes says that the cities demand high end luxurious buses now with an estimated number of 500 units per annum which is further expected to grow at a lucrative rate of 20% each year. Another important fact is that since the population is high and the daily commuters are large in number, the future buses need to be safe, reliable and robust and the firm assures of offering all such qualities.

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2010 Mitsubishi Montero With BS IV Engine Arrives In India – Detailed Specifications & Price

Posted: 27 Sep 2010 05:00 AM PDT

Whenever we hear the word Mitsubishi, it immediately reminds us of the iconic Mitsubishi Lancer which had set the Indian roads on fire with its beautifully carved body and breathtaking performance. The car ruled the Indian market for almost 8 years and was later phased out in order to let the other models do their bit.

But even before the Lancer, the company's SUVs were a hit in the country with almost every second rich customer owning one and with no surprise they carry the same charm even now. Cars like the Mitsubishi Pajero and Mitsubishi Montero helped the company make a unique impression in the automobile industry.


Mitsubishi has introduced the new Montero BS IV which is well equipped to compete against its other counterparts and will certainly help the company get additional sales.

Specifications Of 2010 Mitsubishi Montero BS IV

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Engine

Engine Type
In-Line Engine

Engine Description
3.2L 164.5bhp Turbo-charged Intercooled DI-D

Engine Displacement(cc)

No. of Cylinders

Maximum Power
200 BHP @ 3,500 rpm

Maximum Torque
441 Nm @ 2,000 rpm

Valves Per Cylinder

Valve Configuration

Fuel Supply System

Turbo Charger

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Transmission

Transmission Type

Gear box
5 Speed

Drive Type

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Suspension System

Front Suspension
Independent, Double wishbone Coil Springs with stabilizer bar

Rear Suspension
Multi-link coil springs with stabilizer bar

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Steering

Steering Type

Steering Column

Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion

Turning Radius (wheel base)
5.7 m

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Brake System

Front Brake Type
Ventilated Disc

Rear Brake Type
Ventilated Disc

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Fuel

Mileage-City (kmpl)

Mileage-Highway (kmpl)

Fuel Type

Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Tyres

Tyre Size
265/65 R 17

Tyre Type
Tubeless Radial

Wheel Size
17 x 7 1/2JJ

Alloy Wheel Size
17 inches

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Other Specifications

Seating Capacity

No of Doors

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Payload & Towing

Cargo Volume
1,050 litres

Mitsubishi Montero 3.2 AT Weight & Dimensions

  • Length  4,900 mm
  • Width 1,875 mm
  • Height 1,870 mm
  • Ground Clearance 225 mm
  • Wheel Base 2,780 mm
  • Front Tread 1,570 mm
  • Rear Tread 1,570 mm
  • Kerb Weight 2,380 kg
  • Gross Weight 3,030 kg

Other Features

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders-Front
  • Cup Holders-Rear
  • Rear A/C Vents

Price Of 2010 Mitsubishi Montero BS IV

The car has been very competitively priced at Rs.37,95,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi).

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Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Launch In October

Posted: 26 Sep 2010 05:00 AM PDT

Hyundai has been quite proactive in the small car and sedan segment for a long time and even tried making the Indian customers familiar with its SUV line up comprising of Hyundai Terracan and Hyundai Tucson but unfortunately for the brand nothing seemed to work out. 

Now after setting some impressive benchmarks in the automotive industry with cars like Hyundai i10 and Hyundai i20 the brand is focusing on the its SUV market share and will launch the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe in the Indian market in October 2010.


Hyundai's market strategy is going to gain pace as the company has announced of introducing 2 to 3 new models every year which clearly tells how tough the competition is going to get. The firm wishes to take its success to an unmatched level.

Hyundai Motors chief executive officer, Mr H.W. Park, at the launch of the upgraded version, NextGen i10, stated "Next month we will be launching Santa Fe. We will continue to launch 2/3 models a year and open up new dealerships,"

Arvind Saxena, Director (sales and marketing), Hyundai India, added "The company has also been upgrading their popular models like Santro, Accent, i20 and Verna to boost sales," He further hinted of an ultra low cost car which is under development in Korea.

Also Read: Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 Detailed Specifications & Price

Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Launch In October is a post from: Copyrights 2010 CarBlogIndia - All About Automobiles. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Policy

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