Shobha Mathur

Autocar Professional’s Assistant Editor has been reporting on the automotive industry, both OEMs and component suppliers, for over a decade.

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Hero Flash electric scooter launched at Rs 19,990 

Hero Flash electric scooter launched at Rs 19,990

The electric scooter has a 65km range on a single charge and top speed of 25kph; does not require a riding license or registration.
Monday 6 February 2017 by Shobha Mathur
Scooters up to 110cc
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December auto sales at 16 year low 

December auto sales at 16 year low

Decline is second highest since December 2000; passenger vehicle segment marginally lower by 1.36 percent.
Wednesday 11 January 2017 by Shobha Mathur
Budget hatchbacks
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Maruti to manufacture Ignis at Gurgaon 

Maruti to manufacture Ignis at Gurgaon

The Ignis will share plant with Vitara Brezza; company looking at exporting to South East Asia as well. India launch January 13, 2017.
Friday 16 December 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Premium hatchbacks
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Maruti registers 40 percent sales spike in Delhi 

Maruti registers 40 percent sales spike in Delhi

Top-selling models delivered during the nine-day Navratri festival in Delhi were the Ciaz petrol AT, the WagonR and the Swift.
Thursday 13 October 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Premium hatchbacks
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Honda, Renault respond to GNCAP crash test results 

Honda, Renault respond to GNCAP crash test results

Both manufacturers promise to adhere to all upcoming stringent vehicle safety regulations in India.
Tuesday 20 September 2016 by Shobha Mathur
MPV/MUVs
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Maruti Baleno, next-gen Dzire to roll-out from Gujarat plant 

Maruti Baleno, next-gen Dzire to roll-out from Gujarat plant

While the Baleno's production is set to commence early 2017, the new Swift Dzire will roll out in 2018.
Tuesday 21 June 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Premium hatchbacks
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Vitara Brezza, Baleno lead Maruti sales pitch 

Vitara Brezza, Baleno lead Maruti sales pitch

The sales of the compact SUV and hatchback have been a buffer to the slowing sales of the Alto, WagonR and Swift.
Monday 6 June 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Budget SUVs
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Maruti Vitara Brezza commands nine-month waiting period 

Maruti Vitara Brezza commands nine-month waiting period

Increase in demand for Vitara Brezza jumps to 50 percent from March; Maruti to scale-up production capacity to meet demand.
Thursday 26 May 2016 by Shobha Mathur
SUV/Crossovers
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Maruti to develop eco-friendly cars 

Maruti to develop eco-friendly cars

Maruti has succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions across its range of PVs, and now looks to focus on development of hybrids and cleaner technology.
Friday 8 April 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Premium hatchbacks
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Wait for Maruti Vitara Brezza gets longer 

Wait for Maruti Vitara Brezza gets longer

Top-end variants see waiting periods go up to as much as five months; Maruti planning to up production from current level of 8,000 units a month.
Monday 4 April 2016 by Shobha Mathur
SUV/Crossovers
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Next-gen Honda Amaze India-bound in 2018 

Next-gen Honda Amaze India-bound in 2018

Honda has estimated production volumes of the next-gen Amaze at around 1,05,000 per annum; to start production in June 2018.
Friday 1 April 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Entry level saloons
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Samsung launches Galaxy J3 smartphone for Indian bikers 

Samsung launches Galaxy J3 smartphone for Indian bikers

Smartphone features S mode to minimise distraction to rider; priced at Rs 8,990.
Thursday 31 March 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Bikes 135cc-165cc
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Honda Navi deliveries start next month 

Honda Navi deliveries start next month

Buyers have used both a dedicated app and dealerships to book their Navi, priced at Rs 39,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Thursday 10 March 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Scooters up to 110cc
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Made-in-India Baleno showcased at Geneva 

Made-in-India Baleno showcased at Geneva

The made-in-India Baleno took centre stage at Suzuki’s stall at the Geneva Motor Show 2016.
Thursday 3 March 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Premium hatchbacks
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New car price hike to hit consumers, industry 

New car price hike to hit consumers, industry

Budget 2016 imposes one percent infrastructure cess on small petrol and CNG cars.
Tuesday 1 March 2016 by Shobha Mathur
SUV/Crossovers
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Hyundai to establish strategy for rapid growth in India 

Hyundai to establish strategy for rapid growth in India

The carmaker plans to increase its local contribution of R&D and strengthen its sales and service facilities in rural India.
Friday 19 February 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Others
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Maruti Vitara Brezza to be exported to right hand drive markets 

Maruti Vitara Brezza to be exported to right hand drive markets

The export markets for the Vitara Brezza include Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Tuesday 26 January 2016 by Shobha Mathur
SUV/Crossovers
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Government to announce vehicle scrapping policy soon 

Government to announce vehicle scrapping policy soon

The scrappage policy will allow for easier and faster de-registration of vehicles; government also looking to improve scrapping process.
Wednesday 20 January 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Others
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Odd-even scheme not viable in the long-term, feel Delhiites 

Odd-even scheme not viable in the long-term, feel Delhiites

Delhi High Court asks state government to restrict odd-even scheme to a week even as motorists come to terms with restricted movement.
Thursday 7 January 2016 by Shobha Mathur
Others
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Maruti bags shareholder approval for Gujarat plant 

Maruti bags shareholder approval for Gujarat plant

Voting by minority shareholders for the proposal, which was a subject of much debate, took place between November 16 and December 15, 2015.
Thursday 17 December 2015 by Shobha Mathur
Others
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