Hyatt Centric brand enters India

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the rebranding of Hyatt Bangalore MG Road to the Hyatt Centric brand, marking the brand’s first hotel in India and twenty-third worldwide. Located in prime destinations across world-class cities like New York, Miami, Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago, the Hyatt Centric brand is thoughtfully designed to enable exploration and discovery, and targets millennial-minded travelers who want to be in the middle of the action.

Samsung eyes 46% market share

Samsung India, the number one mobile handset maker in India, is looking at a 5 per cent increase in its market share—from 41 per cent to 46 per cent within the next few months, following the roll out of four new products from its stable. Many more new product launches are in the pipeline. For the company, 10k-20k price point is the strongest segment, said Manu Sharma, vice president, Samsung India.

Honda launches GenX Amaze @ Rs 5.59 lakh

After much anticipation, Honda Cars India has launched the second-generation of its most popular sedan, Amaze in India, with an introductory price of Rs 5.59 lakh to Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The compact sedan has been launched in four variants – E, S, V and VX – all of which get dual front airbags, ABS, Isofix child-seat mounts and rear parking sensors as standard. The sedan's prices are expected to increase after the first 20,000 bookings. The car continues to rivals the likes of Volkswagen Ameo, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent, and Maruti Suzuki Dzire.

Carlton London steadily expands in India

British lifestyle brand Carlton London is eyeing India to position itself as the most comfortable and stylish footwear brand.

It aims to provide affordable fashion for all, which is up to the ongoing trends and styles. The brand is keen on keeping an eye on the latest trends in the fast fashion industry and works hard to bring the same in the market, explains Carl Virk, director at Carlton London. raises $30 m in series D funding, an automobile marketplace led by Sandeep Aggarwal has raised $30 million in Series D, led by Toyota Tsusho Corporation (member Toyota Group) and co-led by Digital Garage of Japan.

The company has also signed MOU with Toyota to expand internationally. They are joined by Ellison Investments, an Asia-based investment manager, as well as many existing investors and a number of prominent institutional investors and family offices from China, Hong Kong and SE Asia in this round.

Exide brings in maintenance free battery

Exide Industries Ltd, South Asia’s largest lead acid storage battery maker and India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, has now come up with a new range of completely sealed and maintenance free battery for the automotive after-market. Branded as Advanz, this incidentally is India’s first completely sealed and maintenance free battery for the automotive after-market, top company officials said, adding that The battery is currently the only one of its kind in the Indian market that does not require any topping up. 

Race edition of TVS Apache RTR 180 unveiled

TVS Motor Company, India’s third largest two wheeler maker by sales on Wednesday launched the race edition of TVS Apache RTR 180 in India to take on rivals such as market leader Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter and Bajaj Auto.

Priced at Rs 83,233 in  Delhi showroom, the TVS Apache RTR 180 Race edition primarily competes with the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet and Bajaj Pulsar 180.

The motorcycle special edition comes in a single colour, pearl white, and will be offered with front and rear disc brakes as standard.

Hyatt unveils EQ:IQ

Luxury hotel Hyatt Regency Pune has unveiled a new events space named EQ:IQ, i.e., emotional quotient: intelligence quotient. With an area of 19,000Sq.ft, it is the largest events space in the city.

Hyatt Regency Pune claimed EQ:IQ is one of its kind concept in the country that creates the perfect balance of work and play. Each room—curiously named Newton, Einstein, Galileo-- is equipped with the latest technology.

Nissan launches Terrano Sport

Nissan India has launched a special & limited- edition of its most popular SUV, Terrano called the Sport Edition. The new edition of Terrano has been priced at Rs 12.22 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). This new offering from the Company gets a bunch of updates to the exterior in order to give the SUV a premium look and feel. It also gets a dual-tone colour scheme with a white body and the roof and pillars wrapped in black. The Sport Edition is only offered on the 85hp version of the diesel Terrano. to grant $3 million to Indian NGOs

Google’s philanthropic arm - announced additional grants of $3 million to two non profit organisations in India - Central Square Foundation and The Teacher App, with the total commitment of $ 11.4 million.