Nissan Motor Co. will introduce its first Datsun model in India by March 2014 as the Japanese carmaker offers cheaper vehicles in a push for a fivefold increase in its share of Asia’s third-biggest auto market.
As India’s car market took off in recent years, global luxury brands focused on selling sumptuous sedans and big sport utility vehicles in Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata, home to the bulk of the country’s wealthy. Germany’s Audi shows that’s changing.
North American airlines earned their highest rating for passenger satisfaction since 2006, before the advent of baggage fees, in a survey showing the value of smiling employees, onboard Wi-Fi and mobile applications.
Toyota Motor Corp. led automakers with the fewest problems reported by U.S. owners of its three- year-old cars, while General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. also fielded models that topped their segments.
Can a car be too cheap? Tata Motors Ltd. is hinting at pricier models based on the Nano, the $2,000 compact it introduced with great fanfare in 2008. The reason: Few buyers wanted a vehicle that was primarily pitched as an inexpensive alternative to a motor scooter.
General Motors Co., boosting the reliability of Cadillac and Chevrolet models, had its best performance ever in J.D. Power & Associates’ new-car quality survey, with three of four brands above the industry average.
Car owners had the most complaints about audio, entertainment and navigation features in J.D. Power & Associates’ survey of auto buyers, making such technologies the biggest source of defects for the first time in the study’s 26 years.
Chrysler Group LLC led industrywide gains in a J.D. Power & Associates study of owner satisfaction with new models that may boost automakers’ prospects for luring U.S. consumers who have put off new-vehicle purchases.