Cars to become costlier from January

December 12, 2019

Pune: New car models from New Year are going to cost more as automakers gear up for a price hike between one per cent to five per cent despite struggling to sell vehicles in a market facing the worst auto slowdown in India in more than a decade. Auto analysts said car makers usually hike prices from January to get rid of the unsold 2019-badged vehicles at showrooms before the…


Up to 100% exemption on road tax, incentive to replace old car: Here’s how Delhi govt plans to push e-vehicles

September 4, 2018

New Delhi: The Delhi government is planning a host of measures to boost the usage of electric vehicle in the capital city. The government has prepared its comprehensive electric vehicle policy and will make it public soon, the Times of India reported quoting state transport minister Kailash Gahlot. The state government is planning to give up to 100 per cent exemption on road tax along with an incentive to replace…


Drivers could replace car keys with iPhones after standards for ‘virtual keys’ agreed

June 22, 2018

The days of motorists scouring the house for lost car keys may be over after a group of companies including Apple unveiled standards for wireless car keys that can be downloaded onto a smartphone. The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an industry group comprising the top car manufacturers, is working with the iPhone maker to bring about device-to-vehicle connectivity. It has published a set of guidelines for its members that will allow people…


OMG! Meet the KTM 390 Duke ‘Badmaash’ by Rajputana Customs..

March 22, 2018

This is possibly the most funky looking KTM 390 Duke that you must have seen in your lifetime. The credit goes to Jaipur based renowned motorcycle customisation Rajputana Customs that have done this stunning mod. Chances are that at the first glance, you might not be able to figure out what the donor bike is but take a closer look and you will not take much time to figure out….


Good news! Renault Duster becomes cheaper by up to Rs 1 lakh

March 3, 2018

Effective from March 1, Renault India has slashed the price of its SUV, the Duster, across all the variants by up to Rs 1 lakh. The company attributes this decrease in the price of the 2018 version of the Duster to the increase in localisation of the model in India. Sumit Sawhney, CEO and managing director, Renault India operations, said, “Renault had one of the highest localisations done on the…


Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X And 500X launched

March 3, 2018

Royal Enfield has launched the Thunderbird 350X and 500X. Both of these motorcycles are based on the existing Thunderbird 350 and Thunderbird 500 respectively. While the 350X is priced at Rs 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom), Rs 7,000 over its standard variant, the 500X costs Rs 1.98 lakh (ex-showroom), Rs 8,000 more than its current model. While the Thunderbird 350 and 500 are touring bikes, the 350X and 500X are designed more…


Indian Springfield Cruiser Officially Goes On Sale; Priced At ₹ 31.07 Lakh

November 18, 2016

Legendary cruiser maker Indian Motorcyclehas been one of the fastest growing premium two wheeler brands in the country and the company has now expanded its line-up with the all-new Springfield cruiser. Although the Springfield was announced for India back in April this year, the company has officially launched the model now, priced at ₹ 31.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Gurugram). Deriving its name from the brand’s hometown, the 2016 Indian Springfield brings…


Tata Motors’ global sales up 5% to over 1 lakh units in September

October 10, 2016

In the passenger vehicles category, global sales stood at 67,895 units last month. New Delhi: Tata Motors today reported 5.35 per cent increase in global sales at 1,02,289 units, including that of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) vehicles, for September. It had sold 97,102 units in September 2015, Tata Motors said in a BSE filing. In the passenger vehicles category, global sales stood at 67,895 units last month as against 63,334…


Toyota unveils robot baby in Japan

October 3, 2016

It is a doe-eyed palm-sized robot dubbed Kirobo Mini. Toyota Motor Corp on Monday unveiled a doe-eyed palm-sized robot, dubbed Kirobo Mini, designed as a synthetic baby companion in Japan, where plummeting birth rates have left many women childless. Toyota’s non-automotive venture aims to tap a demographic trend that has put Japan at the forefront of aging among the world’s industrial nations, resulting in a population contraction unprecedented for a…


Paris Motor Show 2016: Suzuki Ignis Makes Its European Debut

September 30, 2016

With Maruti Suzuki all set to launch the new Ignis sub-4 metre crossover in India in coming months, Suzuki has showcased the car at Paris Motor Show 2016. The car is expected to go on sales in the European markets next year and the model showcased at the event is most likely the final production vehicle. Moreover, the European-spec model will be slightly different from its Japanese counterpart in terms…


New Hyundai Tucson To Be Launched On October 24 In India

September 27, 2016

Hyundai Tucson, the long awaited premium crossover-SUV from the South Korean carmaker is set to be launched in India on October 24. The car will go on sale right around the time of Diwali, which will allow Hyundai to cash in on the festive mood with the new Tucson. Considering the recent surge in SUV sales in India, Hyundai couldn’t have found a better time to launch the SUV in…


LeEco raises $1.08 billion to finance electric car development

September 21, 2016

While the company debut an electric vehicle concept earlier this year, it also bankrolls another EV developer, Faraday Future. The Beijing-based company raised funds from Legend Holdings Corp., Yingda Capital Management Co. and China Minsheng Trust, in a bid to break into the space currently dominated by Tesla. So far, LeEco’s development plans include the LeSEE, a concept electricity-powered sedan that’s intended to also have self-driving capabilities. However, Bloomberg reports…