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Assignment: Bajaj Automobiles Name: Student ID:

Acknowledgement

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to PROF.H.G.BYRAPPA. This project bears on imprint of many peoples.I also wish to express my gratitude to the officials and other staff members. My special thanks to SIR A.RAVISHANKAR, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER(MARKETING) of the company. For their kind co-operation to the completion of my project work. Last but not least I wish to avail myself of this opportunity, express a sense of gratitude and love to my friends and my beloved parents for their manual support, strength, and help and for everything.

Place: Patna Date: 01-02-12

To Whom It May Concern: Anand Kumar has made cold drinks project report on Topic of PEPSI and had fulfilled the requirement. This project is submitted as a project Work carried out under the partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the course.

Signature of the Student (Anand kumar)

Signature of Guide (Dr.Santosh Jha)

1. Introduction of Bajaj 2. Spin offs and Acquisitions 3. Products 4. Low Costs Car 5. COOPERATION WITH RENAULT AND NISSAN MOTOR

6. TIMELINE OF NEW RELEASES

7. SUMMARY

1. Introduction of Bajaj: -

Bajaj Auto Limited

Type Industry Headquarters Key people Products Revenue Net Income Employees Parent Website

Public (BSE: 532977, NSE: BAJAJ-AUTO) Automotive Pune, Maharashtra, India Rahul Bajaj (Chairman) Motorcycles, three-wheeler vehicles and car 16,974 crore (2011) 3,454 crore (2011) 10,250 (2006-07) Bajaj Group www.bajajauto.com

Bajaj Auto Limited (BSE: 532977, NSE: BAJAJ-AUTO) is an Indian motorized vehicle-producing company. Bajaj Auto is a part of Bajaj Group. Its founded by Jamnalal Bajaj at Rajasthan in the 1930s. It is based in Pune, Maharashtra, with plants in Chakan (Pune), Waluj (near Aurangabad) and Pantnagar in Uttaranchal. The oldest plant at Akurdi (Pune) now houses the R&D centre Ahead. Bajaj Auto makes and exports automobiles, scooters, motorcycles and the auto rickshaw. The Forbes Global 2000 list for the year 2005 ranked Bajaj Auto at 1,946. It features at 1639 in forbes 2011 list. Over the last decade, the company has successfully changed its image from a scooter manufacturer to a two-wheeler manufacturer. Its product range encompasses scooterettes, scooters and motorcycles. Its real growth in numbers has come in the last four years after successful introduction of a few models in the motorcycle segment. The company is headed by Rahul Bajaj who is worth more than US$1.5 billion. Bajaj Auto came into existence on 29 November 1945 as M/s Bachraj Trading Corporation Private Limited. It started off by selling imported two- and three-wheelers in India. In 1959, it obtained license from the Government of India to manufacture two- and three-wheelers and it went public in 1960. In 1970, it rolled out its 100,000th vehicle. In 1977, it managed to produce and sell 100,000 vehicles in a single financial year. In 1985, it started producing at Waluj near Aurangabad. In 1986, it managed to produce and sell 500,000 vehicles in a single financial year. In 1995, it rolled out its ten millionth vehicle and produced and sold one million vehicles in a year. According to the authors of Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, Bajaj has grown operations in 50 countries

by creating a line of value-for-money bikes targeted to the different preferences of entry-level buyers.

2. Spin offs and Acquisitions: The demerger of Bajaj Auto Ltd into three separate corporate entitiesBajaj Finserv Ltd (BFL), Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL), and Bajaj Holdings and Investment Ltd (BHIL)was completed with the shares listing on 26 May 2008. In November 2007, Bajaj Auto acquired 14.5% stake in KTM Power Sports AG (holding company of KTM Sportmotocycles AG). The two companies have signed a cooperation deal, by which KTM will provide the know-how for joint development of the water-cooled four-stroke 125 and 250 cc engines, and Bajaj will take over the distribution of KTM products in India and some other Southeast Asian nations. Bajaj said it is open to taking a majority stake in KTM and is also looking at other takeover opportunities. On 8 January 2008, Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj confirmed the collaboration and announced his intention to gradually increase Bajaj's stake in KTM to 25%.

3. Products: Bajaj has made a number of motorcycles, scooters and cars. Motorcycles in current production are the XCD, Platina, Discover, Pulsar and Avenger. Bajaj also Distributes many motorcycles in India for other manufacturers, such as the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, and new for 2011, the KTM Duke 125. Cars include the Bajaj ULC ultra-low-cost car.

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Bajaj Group Bajaj Group is an India n ... industries that include automobiles (2- and 3- ...Financial Solutions Ltd - Distribution of financial products and services ... 19 KB (2,645 words) - 16:07, 28 January 2012

Automotive industry in India (redirect from Indian automobiles) market. Bajaj Auto is ... which will market the product worldwide. ... world for design and manufacture of automobiles with output reaching a ... 113 KB (16,048 words) - 20:26, 29 January 2012

Bajaj Pulsar Bajaj Pulsar is a motorcycle brand owned by Bajaj Auto in India. The two wheeler was developed by the product engineering division of ... 22 KB (3,272 words) - 11:03, 22 January 2012

Transport in India (section Automobiles) Honda , TVS Motors , Bajaj Auto and Mahindra 2wheeler are the ... Automobiles: Private vehicles account for 30% of the total transport demand ... 81 KB (11,278 words) - 17:40, 28 January 2012

Tata Nano See also : Bajaj RE60 References ... External links : com/tatamotors/ Tata Nano - Official product page. Category:2000s automobiles Category:City cars ... 28 KB (3,777 words) - 06:38, 30 January 2012

Ford Motor Company (section Bus products) Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 ... Busproducts: Ford manufactured complete buses in the company's early ... 92 KB (13,289 words) - 18:36, 28 January 2012

Vespa (section Product) A shortage of available parking for automobiles in large urban areas ... licensed the production of Vespa scooters in India to Bajaj Auto in the 1960s. ... 38 KB (5,546 words) - 02:50, 22 January 2012

Renault (section Products and technologies) manufacturers for use in such automobiles as the GJG which used a ... The proposed deal for a split of the joint venture (50% Bajaj and 25% ... 73 KB (10,537 words) - 23:45, 22 January 2012

KTM Since 1990, KTM motorcycles and automobiles (X-Bow ) have been ... Bajajincreased its share to 38.09% in November 2010 2011 | 05 Bajaj Auto ... 15 KB (2,087 words) - 21:44, 27 January 2012

Maruti Suzuki (section Current sales of automobiles) Services offered Current sales of automobiles ... help of the National Insurance Company, Bajaj Allianz, New India Assurance and Royal Sundaram. ... 30 KB (4,060 words) - 09:29, 23 January 2012

Force Motors (redirect from Bajaj Tempo) and later after partial acquisition by Bajaj Auto as Bajaj Tempo ... the last five years with a major product development effort, Force Motors ... 4 KB (527 words) - 15:33, 28 January 2012

Tempo (car) Tempo, (also known as Vidal & Sohn Tempo-Werke GmbH), was a Germanautomobile ... In 1958, Bajaj Ltd, an India n manufacturer of cars (Now ...

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Honda Accord (North America eighth generation) the 2007 SEMA Show, Honda unveiled a concept Accord coupe showcasing Honda Factory Performance products ... External links: http://automobiles. honda. ... 28 KB (4,177 words) - 23:27, 30 January 2012

Marmon Motor Car Company Marmon Motor Car Company was an American automobile manufacturer founded by... Small limited production of experimental automobiles began in ... 10 KB (1,425 words) - 20:09, 29 January 2012

Ichalkaranji 15,000 Cr sale of the textile products and nominal 20% net profit and ... newautomobile sales in Kolhapur ... Motors , Hero Honda , Bajaj, and TVS ... 43 KB (6,247 words) - 13:19, 16 January 2012

Scooter (motorcycle) and scooter transportation over automobiles, as a higher density of ... In India, BajajAuto manufactured its line of scooters from 1972 to ... 58 KB (7,967 words) - 20:45, 29 January 2012

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (section Products) its most visible consumer product lines are its motorcycle s and ... Asia : KawasakiBajaj Motor Ltd. (India ) P.T. Kawasaki Motor (Indonesia) ...

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KISKA The companys core disciplines include Automotive Design , Product ... Clients include Atomic , Bajaj , Siemens , Hilti , Kettler , KTM , AKG ... 7 KB (934 words) - 10:21, 29 October 2011 India is expected to align its crash requirements and emission standards with European standards in the 2008 / 09 timeframe Presently Bharat Stage III ( Equivalent to Euro III) is mandated in Metros and other large cities and Bharat Stage II ( Equivalent to Euro II) for the rest of the country Bharat Stage IV ( equivalent to Euro IV) is expected to be introduced in the large Indian metros around 2009 and Bharat Stage III in the rest of the country.

4. Low Costs Car: In 2010, Bajaj Auto announced the cooperation with Renault and Nissan Motor to develop of a US$ 2,500 car, aiming at a fuel-efficiency of 30 kilometres per litre (3.3 L/100 km), or twice an average small car, and carbon dioxide emissions of 100 g/km. On 3 January 2012, Bajaj auto unveiled the Bajaj RE60, a mini car for intra-city urban transportation. The target customer group will be Bajaj's three-wheeler customers. According to Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj, the Bajaj RE60 powered by a new 200 cc rear mounted petrol engine will have a top speed of 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph), a mileage of 35 kilometres per litre (99 mpg-imp; 82 mpg-US) and carbon dioxide emissions of 60 g/km. The Bajaj RE 60 will be a direct Tata Nano competitor. The Bajaj venture will have an initial capacity of 400,000 units, while Tata expects eventual demand of one million Nanos.

In 2010, Bajaj Auto announced the cooperation with Renault and Nissan Motor to develop of a US$ 2,500 car, aiming at a fuel-efficiency of 30 kilometres per litre (3.3 L/100 km), or twice an average small car, and carbon dioxide emissions of 100 g/km. Bajaj Auto first unveiled the Bajaj RE60 on 3 January 2012, at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi.[7] Bajaj Auto was best known for scooters and threewheel auto-rickshaws, and is Indias second-largest two-wheeled vehicle maker and is a world leader in three-wheeled vehicles. RE60 is Bajajs first foray into the four-wheel market. Upon unveiling, the company added that the car had high fuel efficiency of 35 km/l and low carbon dioxide emissions.

5.

COOPERATION WITH RENAULT AND NISSAN MOTOR:RENAULT:

Renault S.A is a French automaker producing cars, vans, and in the past,autorail vehicles, trucks, tractors, vans and also buses/coaches. Its alliance with Nissan makes it fourth-largest automotive groupe. Together Renault and Nissan are leading electric car development among major car companies, investing 4 billion euros ($5.16 billion) in eight electric vehicles over the next 34 years. Headquartered in BoulogneBillancourt, Renault owns the Romanian automaker Automobile Dacia and the Korean automaker Renault Samsung Motors. Renault also owns subsidiaries RCI Banque (providing automotive financing) and Motrio (automotive parts). Renault Trucks, previously Renault Vehicules Industriels, has been part of Volvo Trucks since 2001. Renault Agriculture became 100% owned by German agricultural equipment manufacturer CLAAS in 2008. Brazilian Carlos Ghosn is the current chairman and CEO. The company's most successful cars to date are the Renault Clio and the Renault Mgane, and its core market is Europe. The company is known for its role in motor sport, and its success over the years in rallying andFormula 1. The French government owns a 15 percent share of Renault.

The Renault corporation was founded in 1899 as Socit Renault Frres by Louis Renault and his brothers Marcel and Fernand. Louis was a bright, aspiring young engineer who had already designed and built several models before teaming up with his brothers, who had honed their business skills working for their father's textiles firm. While Louis

handled design and production, Marcel and Fernand handled company management. The first Renault car, the Renault Voiturette 1CV was sold to a friend of Louis' father after giving him a test ride on 24 December 1898. The client was so impressed with the way the tiny car ran and how it climbed the streets that he bought it. The brothers recognised the publicity that could be obtained for their vehicles by participation inmotor racing and Renault made itself known through achieving instant success in the first city-to-city races held in Switzerland resulting in rapid expansion for the company. Both Louis and Marcel Renault raced company vehicles, but Marcel was killed in an accident during the 1903 Paris-Madrid race. Although Louis Renault never raced again, his company remained very involved, including Ferenc Szisz winning the first Grand Prix motor racing event in a Renault AK 90CV in 1906. Louis was to take full control of the company as the only remaining brother in 1906 when Fernand retired for health reasons. The Renault reputation for innovation was fostered from very early on. At the time, cars were very much luxury items, and the price of the smallest Renaults available being 3000 francs reflected this; an amount it would take ten years for the average worker at the time to earn. In 1905 the company introduced mass-production techniques, and Taylorism in 1913. As well as cars, Renault manufactured taxis, buses and commercial cargo vehicles in the pre-war years, and during World War I (191418) branched out into ammunition, military airplanes and vehicles such as the revolutionary Renault FT-17 tank. The company's military designs were so successful that Renault himself was awarded the Legion of Honour for his company's contributions to the war. The company also exported their engines overseas to American auto manufacturers for use in such automobiles as the GJG which used a Renault 26 hp or 40 hp four-cylinder engine.

It was eventually decided that the company's stateowned status was detrimental to its growth, and Renault was privatized in 1996. This new freedom allowed the company to venture once again into Eastern Europe and South America, including a new factory in Brazil and upgrades for the infrastructure in Argentina and Turkey. Signed on 27 March 1999, the RenaultNissan Alliance is the first of its kind involving a Japanese and a French company, each with its own distinct corporate culture and brand identity, linked through crossshareholding. Renault initially acquires a 36.8% stake at a cost of US$3.5 billion in Nissan, while Nissan in turn has a 15 percent stake (non-voting) in Renault. Renault continued to operate as a stand-alone company, but with the intent to collaborate with its alliance partner to reduce costs in developing new products. In the same year Renault bought 99% of the Romanian company Dacia, thus returning after 30 years, in which time the Romanians built over 2 million cars, which primarily consisted of the Renault 8, 12 and 20. Following the sale of the Renault Vehicules Industrials truck and bus division to Volvo in 2001, Renault retained a minority (but controlling) stake (20%) in the Volvo Group. (Volvo passenger cars are now a subsidiary of the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group). In the twenty-first century, Renault was to foster a reputation for distinctive, outlandish design. The second generation of the Lagunaand Mgane featured ambitious, angular designs which turned out to be successful, with the 2000 Laguna being the first European family car to feature "keyless" entry and ignition. Less successful were the company's more upmarket models. The Avantime, a bizarre coup / multi-purpose vehicle, sold very poorly and

was quickly discontinued while the luxury Vel Satis model did not sell as well as hoped. However, the design inspired the lines of the second-generation Mgane, the most successful car of the maker. As well as its distinctive styling, Renault was to become known for its car safety; currently, it's the car manufacturer with the largest number of models achieving the maximum 5 star rating in EuroNCAP crash tests. The Laguna was the first Renault to achieve a 5 star rating; in 2004 the Modus was the first to achieve this rating in its category. For 2004 Renault reported a 43% rise in net income to 3.5 billion and 5.9% operating margin, of which Nissan contributed 1,767 million. The Group (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors) posted a 4.2% increase in worldwide sales to a record 2,489,401 vehicles, representing a global market share of 4.1%. Renault retained its position as the leading brand in Europe with 1.8 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold and market share of 10.8%. In 2005 the Renault Nissan Alliance held 9.8% of the worldwide market (5.74% for Nissan and 4.04% for the Renault group) with sales of 3,597,748 (Nissan) and 2,531,500 (Renault Group), placing the alliance fourth after GM, Toyota, and Ford. For the calendar year of 2008, its total global sales were 6,090,304, a decrease of 1.1% against a global industry market decline of 5%, resulting in a 9.4% share, up from 9.1% in 2007. Renault has regularly topped the French car sales charts, fighting off fierce competition from Citron and Peugeot.[citation needed] With dropping sales 4800 jobs were cut in 2008, partly because of poor performance of the Laguna.

In April 2010, Renault-Nissan announced a new alliance with Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler with Renault supplying Mercedes-Benz with its brand new 1.6 L turbodiesel engine and Mercedes-Benz to provide a 2.0 L four-cylinder petrol engine to Renault-Nissan. The resulting new alliance is to also develop a new model to replace the Smart with a new model based on the Renault Twingo.

NISSAN MOTOR:Nissan Motor Company usually shortened to Nissan. It is multinational automaker headquartered in Japan. It was a core member of the Nissan Group, but has become more independent after its restructuring under Carlos Ghosn (CEO). It formerly marketed vehicles under the "Datsun" brand name and is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. As of 2011, the company's global headquarters is located in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. In 1999, Nissan entered a two way alliance with Renault S.A. of France, which owns 43.4% of Nissan while Nissan holds 15% of Renault shares, as of 2008. The current market share of Nissan, along with Honda and Toyota, in American auto sales represent the largest of the automotive firms based in Asia that have been increasingly encroaching on the historically dominant US-based "Big Three" consisting of General Motors (GM), Ford andChrysler. In its home market, Nissan became the second largest car manufacturer in 2011, surpassing Honda with Toyota still very much the dominant first. Along with its normal range of models, Nissan also produces a range of luxury models branded as Infiniti. The Nissan VQ engines, of V6 configuration, have been featured among Ward's 10 Best Enginesfor 14 straight years.

Masujiro Hashimoto founded The Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works in 1911. In 1914, the company produced its first car, called DAT. The new car's name was an acronym of the company's investors' family names:

Kenjiro Den Rokuro Aoyama Meitaro Takeuchi It was renamed to Kwaishinsha Motorcar Co., Ltd. in 1918, and again to DAT Motorcar Co. in 1925.[1] DAT Motors built trucks in addition to the DAT and Datsun passenger cars. The vast majority of its output were trucks, due to an almost non-existent consumer market for passenger cars at the time. Beginning in 1918, the first DAT trucks were produced for the military market. It was the low demand of the military market in the 1920s that forced DAT to merge in 1926 with Japan's second most successful truck maker, Jitsuyo Motors. In 1926 the Tokyo-based DAT Motors merged with the Osakabased Jitsuyo Jidosha Co., Ltd. a.k.a. Jitsuyo Motors (established 1919, as a Kubota subsidiary) to become DAT Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Osaka until 1932. (Jitsuyo Jidosha began producing a three-wheeled vehicle with an enclosed cab called the Gorham in 1920, and the following year produced a four-wheeled version. From 1923 to 1925, the company produced light cars and trucks under the name of Lila.) In 1931, DAT came out with a new smaller car, the first "Datson", meaning "Son of DAT". Later in 1933 after Nissan took control of DAT Motors, the last syllable of Datson was changed to "sun", because "son" also means "loss" in Japanese, hence the name "Datsun". In 1933, the company name was Nipponized to Jidosha-Seizo Co., Ltd. and was moved to Yokohama.

Nissan name first used in 1930s

In 1928, Yoshisuke Aikawa founded the holding company Nippon Sangyo (Japan Industries or Nippon Industries). "The name 'Nissan' originated during the 1930s as an abbreviation" used on the Tokyo stock market for Nippon Sangyo. This company was the famous Nissan "Zaibatsu" (combine) which included Tobata Casting and Hitachi. At this time Nissan controlled foundries and auto parts businesses, but Aikawa did not enter automobile manufacturing until 1933.

Nissan eventually grew to include 74 firms, and became the fourth-largest combine in Japan during World War II.

In 1930, Aikawa purchased controlling(?) shares in DAT Motors, and then in 1933 it merged Tobata Casting's automobile parts department with DAT Motors. As Tobata Casting was a Nissan company, this was the beginning of Nissan's automobile manufacturing.

Nissan Motors founded in 1934

In 1934, Aikawa "separated the expanded automobile parts division of Tobata Casting and incorporated it as a new subsidiary, which he named Nissan Motor (Nissan)". Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. The shareholders of the new company however were not enthusiastic about the prospects of the automobile in Japan, so Aikawa bought out all the Tobata Casting shareholders (using capital from Nippon Industries) in June, 1934. At this time Nissan Motors effectively became owned by Nippon Sangyo and Hitachi. Nissan built trucks, airplanes, and engines for the Japanese military. The company's main plant was moved to China after land there was captured by Japan. The plant made machinery for the Japanese war effort until it was captured by American and Russian forces. From 1947 to 1948 the company was called Nissan Heavy Industries Corp.

In early 1950s, Nissan partnered with an established European company to gain access to up-to-date automobile and engine designs. Nissan chose Austin of the United Kingdom, which later became the British Motor Corporation by its merger with Morris et al. Nissan began buildingAustin 7s in 1930, though the legitimacy of their

license at that time is debated. After the success of Nissan, Hino and Isuzu followed to partner with Renault and Hillman respectively. In 1952 Nissan Motor Company of Japan entered into a legal agreement with Austin, for Nissan to assemble 2,000 Austins from imported partially assembled sets and sell them in Japan under the Austin trademark. The agreement called for Nissan to make all Austin parts locally within three years, a goal Nissan met. Nissan produced and marketed Austins for seven years. The agreement also gave Nissan rights to use Austin patents, which Nissan used in developing its own engines for its Datsun line of cars. In 1953 British-built Austins were assembled and sold, but by 1955, the Austin A50 completely built by Nissan and featuring a slightly larger body with new 1489 cc engine was on the market in Japan. Nissan produced 20,855 Austins from 19531959. Nissan leveraged the Austin patents to further develop their own modern engine designs past what the Austin's A- and B-family designs offered. The apex of the Austin-derived engines was the new design A series engine in 1967. Also in 1967 Nissan introduced its new highly advanced four cylinder overhead cam (OHC) Nissan L engine, which while similar to Mercedes-Benz OHC designs was a totally new engine designed by Nissan. This engine powered the new Datsun 510, which gained Nissan respect in the worldwide sedan market. Then, in 1969 Nissan introduced the Datsun 240Z sports car which used a six-cylinder variation of the L series engine. The 240Z was an immediate sensation and lifted Nissan to world class status in the automobile market

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TIMELINE OF NEW RELEASES:-

1960-1970 - Vespa 150 - Under the licence of Piaggio of Italy 1971 - three-wheeler goods carrier 1972 - Bajaj Chetak 1976 - Bajaj Super 1977 - Bajaj Priya 1977 - Rear engine Autorickshaw 1981 - Bajaj M-50 1986 - Bajaj M-80, Kawasaki Bajaj KB100, Kawasaki Bajaj KB125, 1990 - Bajaj Sunny 1991 - Kawasaki Bajaj 4S Champion 1993 - Bajaj Stride 1994 - Bajaj Classic 1995 - Bajaj Super Excel 1997 - Kawasaki Bajaj Boxer, Rear Engine Diesel Autorickshaw 1998 - Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber, Bajaj Legend, India's first fourstroke scooter, Bajaj Spirit 2000 - Bajaj Saffire 2001 - Eliminator, Bajaj Pulsar 2003 - Caliber115, Bajaj Wind 125, Bajaj Pulsar Bajaj Endura FX 2004 - Bajaj CT 100, New Bajaj Chetak 4-stroke with Wonder Gear, Bajaj Discover DTS-i 2005 - Bajaj Wave, Bajaj Avenger, Bajaj Discover 2006 - Bajaj Platina 2007 - Bajaj Pulsar-200 (Oil Cooled), Bajaj Kristal, Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi (Fuel Injection), XCD 125 DTS-Si 2008 - Bajaj Discover 135 DTS-i - sport (Upgrade of existing 135cc model)

2009 - Bajaj Pulsar 135(December 9) (January) Bajaj XCD 135 cc, Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i UG IV, Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i UG IV, Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i, Bajaj Discover 100 DTS-Si, Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2012 - Bajaj RE 60, mini car for intra-city urban transportation 2012 - KTM Duke 200, launch of 200cc bike from the KTM stable

7. SUMMARY:Bajaj Auto came into existence on 29 November 1945 as M/s Bachraj Trading Corporation Private Limited. It started off by selling imported two- and three-wheelers in India. In 1959, it obtained license from the Government of India to manufacture twoand three-wheelers and it went public in 1960. In 1970, it rolled out its 100,000th vehicle. In 1977, it managed to produce and sell 100,000 vehicles in a single financial year.

In November 2007, Bajaj Auto acquired 14.5% stake in KTM Power Sports AG (holding company of KTM Sportmotocycles AG). The two companies have signed a cooperation deal, by which KTM will provide the know-how for joint development of the water-cooled four-stroke 125 and 250 cc engines, and Bajaj will take over the distribution of KTM products in India and some other Southeast Asian nations. Bajaj said it is open to taking a majority stake in KTM and is also looking at other takeover opportunities. On 8 January 2008, Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj confirmed the collaboration and announced his intention to gradually increase Bajaj's stake in KTM to 25%.

Bajaj has made a number of motorcycles, scooters and cars. Motorcycles in current production are the XCD, Platina, Discover, Pulsar and Avenger. Bajaj also Distributes many motorcycles in India for other manufacturers, such as the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, and new for 2011, the KTM Duke 125. Cars include the Bajaj ULC ultra-low-cost car. Since 1990, KTM motorcycles and automobiles (X-Bow ) have been ... Bajajincreased its share to 38.09% in November 2010 2011 | 05 Bajaj Auto ..

India is expected to align its crash requirements and emission standards with European standards in the 2008 / 09 timeframe Presently Bharat Stage III ( Equivalent to Euro III) is mandated in Metros and other large cities and Bharat Stage II ( Equivalent to Euro II) for the rest of the country Bharat Stage IV ( equivalent to Euro IV) is expected to be introduced in the large Indian metros around 2009 and Bharat Stage III in the rest of the country.

In 2010, Bajaj Auto announced the cooperation with Renault and Nissan Motor to develop of a US$ 2,500 car, aiming

at a fuel-efficiency of 30 kilometres per litre (3.3 L/100 km), or twice an average small car, and carbon dioxide emissions of 100 g/km. On 3 January 2012, Bajaj auto unveiled the Bajaj RE60, a mini car for intra-city urban transportation. The target customer group will be Bajaj's three-wheeler customers. According to Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj, the Bajaj RE60 powered by a new 200 cc rear mounted petrol engine will have a top speed of 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph), a mileage of 35 kilometres per litre (99 mpg-imp; 82 mpg-US) and carbon dioxide emissions of 60 g/km In 2010, Bajaj Auto announced the cooperation with Renault and Nissan Motor to develop of a US$ 2,500 car, aiming at a fuel-efficiency of 30 kilometres per litre (3.3 L/100 km), or twice an average small car, and carbon dioxide emissions of 100 g/km. Bajaj Auto first unveiled the Bajaj RE60 on 3 January 2012, at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi.[7] Bajaj Auto was best known for scooters and three-wheel autorickshaws, and is Indias second-largest two-wheeled vehicle maker and is a world leader in three-wheeled vehicles. RE60 is Bajajs first foray into the four-wheel market. Upon unveiling, the company added that the car had high fuel efficiency of 35 km/l and low carbon dioxide emissions.