New Delhi sources have stated that the Indian arm of Japanese car maker, Honda Cars India will for the first time commence exports of the fully assembled 1.6L diesel engine from its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Exports start from July this year.
It was stated that another first to the car maker’s credit will be making the complete 1.6L diesel engine in India as currently it does not have any product that is powered by this specific diesel motor in the local market. This news was confirmed to the sources close to the development.
Meanwhile the first market the diesel engine will be headed for will
be Thailand where Honda has a large manufacturing set up for
designing, developing and manufacturing vehicle platforms. Thailand is also a
large automotive market and hence the need for the higher displacement diesel
motor, in an India like market.
Face lifted Figo sedan for export markets hints at updates According to sources Ford has taken the wraps off the face lifted Figo sedan. Not to be confused with the made for India Aspire compact sedan, this Figo is a larger derivative that is manufactured at Ford’s Sanand plant in Gujarat, solely for export abroad.
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