Eighth-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom at Rs 9.5 crore

Rolls Royce, the British iconic super luxury car maker, on Thursday introduced a new eighth-generation Rolls Royce Phantom in the Indian market priced between Rs 9.5 crore and Rs 11.35 crore.

The pricing depends on customer specifications, with all Phantoms built bespoke. With this new saloon the company plans to widen the product portfolio in the country.

The pricing of the car involves 214 per cent of import duty plus Goods and Service Tax.

UP Investors Summit 2018

Lucknow is hosting two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors' Summit, aimed at showcasing the investment opportunities and potential in the various sectors of Uttar Pradesh. The UP Investors' Summit is being attended by around 5,000 people, including industry leaders from India and abroad, chief ministers, union ministers, policy makers and academicians. A total of 30 sessions have been planned for the two-day summit which is being held at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Lucknow's Gomti Nagar.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS launched at `2.75 cr

Porsche, the super sports car maker, has globally unveiled and launched its second-generation 911 GT3 RS in India with a price tag of Rs 2.75 crore at pan India.

In India, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS costs about Rs 44 lakh more than the standard Porsche 911 GT3, which competes with the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT R in the country. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is based on the 911 GT3, which was launched in India in October last year. 

Car prices set to go up soon; Skoda vehicles dearer by up to Rs 35,000

Now is the time to buy your favourite car or else buying one will become an expensive affair. Most car manufacturers in the country, including luxury carmakers, are mulling to hike price over the next two-three weeks to pass on the increase in customs duty and cess and related items announced in the Union budget to car buyers.

Building Confidence

It is the tangible attributes of a product that should be put across to the consumers in communication and brand campaign messages. Atleast that’s what Nagpur-headquartered Confidence Futuristic Energtech Ltd, a group company of the BSE-listed Confidence Petroleum India Ltd, the leading maker, marketer and retailer of packed LPG cylinders in the private sector, feels.

Audi Q5 gets 500 bookings within a month of its launch

The Indian appetite for luxury cars is growing even as everything in the economy looks gloomy.

Within a month of its launch in the Indian market, Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, has received over 500 confirmed bookings for the all-new Audi Q5 model. Introduced on January 18, the Premium Plus Audi Q5 is priced at Rs 53.25 lakh, while the top-spec trim called Technology Audi Q5 costs Rs 57.60 lakh at pan India showroom. Compared to the outgoing model that was priced between Rs 49.44 lakh and Rs 55.92 lakh, prices for the new version increased by Rs 3.81 lakh for

M&M to ramp up EVs capacity to 5,000 units

Despite the flip-flop stance of the government on electric vehicles or EVs, creating a huge uncertainty among automobile manufacturers in the country, Mahindra and Mahindra on Mondayannounced a fresh investment of Rs 900 crore in EVs business over the next four years. The Mumbai-based pioneer major in electric vehicles plans to ramp up its first installed capacity to 5,000 units a month.

Charge of electric brigade

Electric cars were the flavour of the season at the 14th edition of the biennial Auto Expo The Motor Show, South Asia’s biggest motor spectacle at Greater Noida in New Delhi.

Market internally

Just last week I came across an advertisement for a new scheme for iPhone from a leading Telco and called them for signing up. After going through four layers of irritating and long IVR, I finally got to speak to a human being at the call centre that was outsourced by the Telco. I asked for the iPhone package and the person did not have a clue and I was handed over to three different sections before connection timed out. I could not help marvel at the lack of fundamentals of services marketing in this firm even as Jio was disrupting the entire industry.

Bonjour explores new markets

With the organised sector of socks market fast opening up and growing, Bonjour, the first Indian multinational socks brand, is focusing on expansion of its own brand portfolio. The 30-year old company is not only gearing up to tap the fast growing Indian socks market, which is estimated to be Rs 5000 crore (or 90 crore pairs in volume), but also to explore new geographies, overseas.