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Indias popular motor Tata motors will be investing for this fiscal pegged at INR 28900 core mostly for its British arm Jaguar Land Rover company chairman N Chandrashekaran revealed on Friday As well the company will looking into raise capital separately for it electric vehicles with in an appropria


Kochi Resuming business continuity in a staggered manner Honda Motorcycle Scooter India Pvt Ltd has announced that production has recommenced at its plants in Manesar Haryana Tapukara Rajasthan and Vithalapur Gujarat Honda 2wheelers India has also announced support for its authorized dealers who w


Ford Co and Mahindra and Mahindra go their way and the agreement of collaboration wrap up and both of the companies is abandoning the joint venture in India Ford and Mahindra were proposed to develop atleast 3 utilities vehicle SUVs in India and emerging markets share suppliers aswellas powertrains


Employees who have been working with carmaker for one year would have been entitled to the benefit at 80 of their salary as of April 1 Employees who can take those weeks whenever they like during the first three years after three years after the birth of their child The policy is based on Sweden Nat


The king of laxury cars Mercedes Benz India expecting the market to recover a fast pace with huge spectrum of new launches presenting some high value products Mercedes Benz India control the laxuriois car market 7893 units sold in 2020 though the sales having down 43 from 13786 units YoY It was ahea


The strong demand among auto customers for small sports utility vehicles SUVs set in a sharpest booking prices increasing in last three years in this segment Hatch backs Premium hatch backs pemium sedans have seen close to 9 price hikes Regulators costs as well as raw materials inluded the price hik


The deadline fixed to tighten fuel efficiency rule for carmakers on April 2022 It will not be extended It should be a potential setback for carmakers likewise they are lobbying more time government and industry sources said The corporate average fuel efficiency requirements are designed to reduce ca


Maruthi suzuki the largest car maker of India is eyeing on record production for next financial year which may be the steepest growth since listing in 2003 It means maruthi driving an over all market expansion by its fastest in decadeSince it accounts for 50 of sales albeit on a lower base The com


Mumbai The minimum fare to take an autorickshaw or a taxi in Mumbai Thane or Navi Mumbai at midnight will be higher from March 1 according to new tariff cards The night fares will be ₹27 for auto rickshaws and ₹32 for taxis The minimum auto fare will go up from ₹18 to ₹21 whereas taxi fare will rise


Indias largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki on Monday announced that it has raised the prices for some car models by up to ₹34000 to mitigate the impact of rising costs It did not specify the increases for individual models The move comes after rival Mahindra and Mahindra increased prices of its personal


Honda Cars India has decided to shut its plant in Uttar Pradeshs Greater Noida which was set up in 1997 reports said However the plant will continue to have its research and development setup spare parts division and corporate office The automaker will rely on its facility in Rajasthan to roll out i


NewDelhi The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Saturday announced that use of FASTag will be mandatory in all fourwheelers from January 1 2021 Moreover a valid FASTag has been made mandatory for getting a new third party insurance through an amendment in FORM 51 certificate of Insurance and


A car that can transform itself into a plane within three minutes flew 1500 feet in the air over Slovakia as part of a test flight The vehicle AirCar has been developed by Slovakian firm KleinVision which released the video of the test flight The twoseat model weighs 1100 kg and can carry an additio


Tesla suffered a network outage on Wednesday that left owners of its electric cars unable to use the mobile app Those without physical key cards were unable to get into their cars as the app holds a digital key Although phones normally pair with the cars via Bluetooth to unlock the doors users said


Volvo Cars has said that it is recalling over two million vehicles worldwide as a preventive measure after it discovered that a steel wire connected to the front seat belts can be weakened It added that this a very rare problem and the affected models have been manufactured between 2006 and 2019 Thi


BMW Group and MercedesBenz AG have punted on what was meant to be a long term collaboration to develop nextgeneration automated driving technology together less than a year after announcing the agreement The German automakers called the break up “mutual and amicable” and have each agreed to concent


New Delhi The government today clarified that the 9 pm to 5 am curfew doesnt apply to buses trucks and goods carriers plying on state and national highways It added that it also doesnt apply to persons travelling to their destinations after disembarking from buses trains and flights It advised state


MercedesBenz India launched its new MPV VClass Elite at ₹110 crore Powered by a 2litre BSVI compliant diesel engine the VClass generates 120kW163hp and has 380Nm of torque It is equipped with features like luxury seats with massage climate control functions centre console with refrigeration compart


New Delhi Delhi Police fined a man for driving an oddnumber car near India Gate on Monday nearly 30 minutes after the oddeven scheme came into effect at 8 am The rule will be applicable on all nontransport fourwheeled vehicles from 8 am to 8 pm till November 15 Notably a fine of ₹4000 is imposed on


Lamborghini on Thursday launched its opentop model Huracán EVO Spyder in India at ₹41 crore exshowroom price Powered by 52litre V10 engine the car can go from 0100 kmph in 31 seconds and has a top speed of 325 kmph Its roof can be lowered in 17 seconds and it costs about ₹37 lakh more than the coupe


SKODA India has introduced its latest car the allnew KODIAQ Scout which seeks to combine true craftsmanship with precision With a 20 TDI engine and 7speed DSG it offers high power output Offering a muscular beauty and a robust body with offroad capability ŠKODA promises that the KODIAQ Scout will st


Renault recently launched the allnew Kwid with enhanced SUVinspired design details and nextgen technology The new Kwid comes with improved interior and exterior features like LED DRLs 8 inch Touchscreen MediaNAV LED Digital Instrument Cluster Passenger Airbag Rear Power windows and much more It also


Celebrating its 25th year MercedesBenz India is set to redefine India’s Luxury space in the automotive segment by launching the new Vclass The VClass is powered by a 21 litre BS VI diesel engine that generates 120kW power 380Nm torque and can go from 0100kmh in 109 seconds It features LED headlamps


India’s largest luxury car manufacturer MercedesBenz India launched the new generation offroader MercedesAMG G 63 at Rs 219 crore Powered by a 4 litre V8 twinturbo engine the SUV generates 585HP power has a peak torque of 850Nm and can go from 0100kmh in just 45 seconds Its newly developed AMG Ride


Skoda has launched the Rapid Onyx Edition in India at Rs 975 lakh The sedan gets Skoda’s signature black grille with a chrome surround sitting on glossy black 16 inch Clubber alloy wheels The blacked out projector headlamps get white bulbs and LED daytime running lamps The edition is offered with bo


MercedesBenz India launched the new CClass that combines unmatched luxury with progressive design dynamics stateofart multimedia system and uncompromising safety features The new CClass range comprises of the C220 d Progressive the C 220 d Prime the most powerful C 300 d AMG Line The CClass gets a p


Maruti Suzuki the country’s largest car maker on Friday announced that it would start testing 50 prototype electric vehicles on Indian roads The announcement was made by Osamu Suzuki chairman Suzuki Motor Corporation the parent company of Maruti Suzuki during his speech at the Global Mobility Summit


Ola cofounders Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati have sought approval from the Competition Commission of India CCI for increasing their stake in parent company ANI Technologies The cofounders will indirectly use Singaporebased firm Temasek which reportedly invested 225 million in the startup The thre


Indias leading engineering conglomerate Escorts Limited announced its autonomous farming solution with the launch of Indias first autonomous concept tractor at the Exclusive 2018  in Delhi Escorts has collaborated with seven technology giants namely Microsoft Reliance Jio Trimble Samvardhana Mothers


German automaker MercedesBenz unveiled its first electric SUV EQC 400 4Matic at an event in Sweden on Tuesday Powered by a 402horsepower engine the car is claimed to last 450 km in European standards on a single charge and go from 0100 kmph in 51 seconds Its powered by an 80kWh battery pack running


Britains Prince Charles has acquired the royal familys first electric car with a bespoke Tata Motors Jaguar IPace in his favourite blue shade that has been made exclusively for him The £60000 ₹552 lakh car will be the royal familys first electric car and will join a royal fleet that includes RollsRo


Japanese car maker Nissan has recalled about 166000 vehicles from North America over a problem with the ignition switch which could cause the vehicle’s engine to shut down while driving Out of the vehicles 153000 are in the US while 13000 have been recalled from Canada Some of the affected models in


Ridehailing startup Ubers aerial taxi arm Uber Elevate is reportedly considering India as one of the five countries where it wants to launch air taxi service Uber is likely to use small vertical take off and landing aircraft for this service that unlike helicopters will make use of electric propulsi


A US judge has dismissed the shareholders lawsuit against Elon Muskled Tesla accusing the carmaker of misleading Model 3 vehicles production targets It was ruled that while Tesla failed to achieve production goals Federal securities laws do not punish companies for failing to achieve their targets F


Uber has plans to phase out cars in favour of electric bicycles and scooters for customers taking shorter journeys in big cities The ride hailing app already has the plan in place in  New York City Washington DC and Denver and will soon expand the environmentally friendly modes of transport to Europ


German luxury automaker Audi has unveiled a new electric supercar prototype Audi PB 18 etron which can go 0100 kmph in less than 2 seconds The allwheeldrive vehicle has three electric motors that push out a combined 670 horsepower and 612 pounds of torque It has a range of over 500 km and can be ful


The government has decided to offer a direct subsidy of ₹14 lakh for each electric vehicle according to reports According to reports the subsidy will be linked to the size of the battery with each kilowatt hour KwH capacity earning a subsidy of Rs 10000 This means existing electric cars which come w


Indias first Tesla Model X 100D has been imported by a customer in Mumbai Autocraft Customization has imported the Tesla Model X 100D and has shared the images of the electric crossover SUV on the social media channels The details of the owner of the Tesla Model X 100D has not been revealed The Tesl


Vespa launches allnew limitededition black scooter Vespa Notte at a special introductory price Also avail ₹10000 worth benefits on Notte the whole Vespa and Aprilia range The benefits include free insurance free accessory free RSA in addition to Paytm Mall benefits up to ₹5000 or zero cost EMI or l


South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that havent received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component South Koreas Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport said on Tuesday the ban taking effect tomorrow affects about 20000 vehi


Indias Largest car maker Maruti Suzuki which commissioned a market survey to understand customers expectations early this year has decided to develop electric motors for its small cars Alto WagonR Celerio and A starMaruti Suzuki plans to delve into manufacturing of electric vehicles in the small ca


Volkswagen Group  will name later on Monday an interim leader for its premium Audi brand after the unit’s Chief Executive Rupert Stalder was arrested a person familiar with the matter said “We now to find a solution for Audi’s leadership for the time when he is not here” the source said“We will comm


Peter Dredge co founder of Jaguar Vector piloted the boat at speeds of 8862 miles per hour across 8 miles of the Coniston Waters lake in Cambria England His speeds boat was developed with racing experts over at vector as well as Williams Advanced Engineering from which it borrowed the electric drive


The lightest and most hardcore version of the FType costs Rs265 crore and does a 0100 kmph in 37 seconds Although Jaguar launched the FType sports car in India back in 2016 it kept it’s most bonkers version the FType SVR away from our country Until now that’s it The british carmaker has announced th


Denying the claims that it exaggerated its ability to mass produce Model 3 car Tesla has asked a US court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the shareholders The lawsuit alleges Tesla released false statements that the production was on track last year In response Tesla said that it didn’t mislead anyone


Japanese automaker Nissan has launched Terrano SPORT special edition in India It gets dynamic body decals with an allblack roof wrap black wrapped pillars and new wheelarch claddings Bold new stripes have been emblazoned on the SUV’s hood fenders rear bumper and front and rear doors The new crimsons


MercedesBenz India launched the most powerful version of the EClass the new MercedesAMG E 63 S 4MATIC With a neverbefore explosive mix of performance and intelligence powered by twinturbo V8 engine with 612HP of power the car can zoom from 0100 kmh in just 34 seconds The MercedesAMG E 63 S 4MATIC is


Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited has recently launched the GSXS750 for Rs 745 lakh exshowroom Delhi The Japanese automaker seems to be planning to add yet another big bike to its India portfolio soon Emerging reports claim the VStrom 650 XT is the next in queue and it will be launched by July 2018Suz


Italian super bike maker Ducati on Tuesday launched an all new version of Monster 821 in India at an introductory price of Rs 951 lakh The Monster 821 comes with a Euro 4 compliant liquidcooled engine which delivers a maximum power of 109 hpThe bookings for the model are now open and deliveries will


Bajaj Pulsar 220 is all set to come with a new Make Over The motorcycle was customised as a cafe racer and christened BULL DOG by Visakhapatnam based Wild Craft Custom Motorcycles and theyve given the Bajaj Pulsar 220 a complete makeover There is no mention of any mechanical upgrades and thus wed as


The Iconic Santro  brand is coming back to India is indeed a good news for all people  who awaiting for their belove hatchback Internally Known as Hyundai AH2 the new Hyundai Santro 2018 will receive comprehensive aesthetic updates and a pack of new features along with an all –new engine setup Howev


Mahindra is all set to launch  its 7 seated  New MPV in India on April 18 The expected rate for this vehicle is 10 to 15 lakhs Code named U321 will debut a new 16 litre diesel engine that develops 125 hp and 305 Nm There will be a 15 –litre petrol engine with unknown specs A 6 speed torque converter


Dubai Car number plates will soon go digital in Dubai in a trial starting in May Vehicles will be fitted with smart plates with digital screens GPS and transmitters and the new plates will be able to inform emergency services if a driver meets an accident Dubais transport authority said these device


The most soughtafter number plate F1 is now on sale for Rs 132 crore in the UKApart from the fact that F1 signifies Formula 1 nothing much special The ad has been posted by Britainbased Afzal Kahn owner of Kahn Design The number plate is currently fixed on his Bugatti Veyron Kahn himself got the num


The MercedesBenz GLS Grand Editions impressive highlights and unparalleled power give it the authority to rule every terrain It combines luxury with agile dynamics and extensive safety systems It also features exclusive interior and exterior elements like the LED Intelligent Light System and the str


The global recall of more than 100000 electric cars by US carmaker Tesla will have minimal impact on its fleet in the UAE as the excessive corrosion problem in power steering component of the cars has been found to occur only in very cold climates In the UAE some 50 Tesla electric cars haven been de


The new Subaru Forester one of the brand’s bestsellers in the US made its debut at the New York International Auto Show today With it comes EyeSight Subaru’s driverassist technology and an interesting new safety feature that is totally new to the automaker’s lineup facial recognition Dubbed DriverFo


Korean luxuary car  manufacturer Genesis  is the latest to join the party with the unveiling of its Essentia grand touring EV concept at the New York Auto Show It embodies the GT format well with a long hood a low swoopy roofline and an upscale interior The Essentia features a carbon fiber monocoque


Ferrari 812 Superfast has been launched in India at Rs 52 crore The brand new V12 replaces the F12 Berlinetta and is the most powerful Ferrari ever to have been built The Ferrari 812 Superfast comes with a 65litre V12 engine that churns out a maximum power output of 789 bhp Speaking of toque the eng


Luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land RoverJLR a subsidiary of Tata Motors is expecting a drop in growth this year due to the hike in customs duty on components and imposition of high GST rates on the premium segment managing director of JLR India Rohit Suri said The impact of customs duty hike on par


  Volkswagen brought its SEDRIC multi passenger autonomous concept shuttle back to the Geneva Motor Show  The SEDRIC School Cool Bus concept vehicle is done up in scholastic yellow with


Mercedes announced that futuristic headlamps will be available in top of the line MercedesMaybach SClass vehicles These smart headlights are equipped with the equivalent of a digital projector which can control how and where the light is thrown The sensors on the car can determine when and how brigh


TVS Motor Company has rolled out the new generation of the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Termed as the Race Edition 20 the new Apache RTR 200 4V gets an ‘AntiReverse Torque ART Slipper Clutch’ technology The Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 20 will also sport new racinginspired graphics lending the motorcycle


Hero Moto Corp Ltd HMCL on Wednesday announced the launch of its new Super Spendor at Rs 57190 exshowroom Delhi Targeted at young professionals the new Super Splendor offers better design and new features This is in addition to the trust and reliability of the brand that claims more than 50 per cent


Flying cars are coming sooner than you think Robert Dingemanses dream of letting commuters albeit wellheeled ones choose whether to drive or fly to work comes a significant step closer He is unveiling the first production model of the PALV Liberty a 3wheeled 2seat car and gyroplane rolled into one a


Renault has unveiled a ridesharing and selfdriving electric concept car called EZGO which will be available on demand via an app Passengers can enter through a hatch in the front while the car features lights to show where the ramp platform will land Renault claims the car has a limited speed of 50


Toyota announced it will launch the self driving car company named Toyota Research Institute Advanced Development” or TRIAD of 28 billion along with automotive suppliers Aisin Seiki and Denso towards the development of autonomous vehicles It aims to create a fully –integrated software for automated


Tata has introduced the allnew H5X Concept first time in 2018 Delhi Auto Expo This SUV was one of the most expected model from Tata which is expected to be launched before April 2019The new H5X concept is developed in Tatas new OMEGA Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced architecture which is a


A new electric vehicle startup Twenty Two Motors has launched its first product – the Flow electric scooter – at a price of Rs 74740 exshowroom Delhi The Flow is powered by a 21 kW Bosch motor and a 32 Ah lithiumion battery packThe company has added a fair amount of technology in the Flow scooter LE


The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India launched the new version of its popular hatchback Swift at an introductory price ranging between Rs499 lakh to 829 lakh It is available in both petrol and diesel engine options and for the first time get the option of a diesel automatic as wellWhil


BMW Motorrad India has launched the allnew BMW F 750 GS and the allnew BMW F 850 GS on February 7 at the Auto Expo 2018While the allnew BMW F 750 GS has been priced at Rs 1220000 and the allnew BMW F 850 GS can be bought for Rs 1370000The motorcycles will be available as Completely Builtup Units CBU


Kia unveiled a new futuristic SP Concept which made its world premiere at AutoExpo 2018 alongside a showcase of 16 global models The SP Concept’s front mask combines a bold formative design with Kia’s unique ‘Tiger nose’ grille Kia will kick off its retail sales in India in the second half of the ne


Hyundai launches i20 Elite Facelift in India Cheaper than Maruti Baleno as the Auto Expo 2018 has begun Hyundai has launched i20 Elite Facelift in India This premium hatchback car whose starting price is 534 lakh rupees This new car will see some major changes compared to the previous car Its front


According to Reports Daimler and automotive supplier Robert Bosch will be testing selfdriving socalled robotaxis in the next few months MercedesBenz owner Daimler and Bosch teamed up last year to develop selfdriving cars in an alliance aimed at accelerating the production of robotaxis joining a grow


Mumbai The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is back in the market with a colour variant The new variant is of Racing Red in theme The new edition is priced at Rs 123 lakh for the nonABS variant and Rs 135 lakh for the ABS version Visually the new colour combination looks quite stunning with the twotone combinatio


The third generation of the very popular hatchback Maruti Suzuki Swift has been launched The new Swift offers signature DRLs with LED projector headlamps precision cut two tone alloys LED rear combination lamps and a 7 inch touch screen infotainment system The advanced auto gear shift technology is


Germanys  carmaker Audi to recall 127 lakh diesel cars as it has been  detected having  illicit emission control devices The ministry said the engines designed to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards offered no reduction of harmful nitrogen oxides Out of 127 lakh cars involved in the recall 77


Audi has launched the new Audi Q5 which uses a 20litre TDI engine that generates 190 hp with a torque of 400 Nm Accelerating from 0100 kmph in 79 seconds it can attain a top speed of 218 kmph Its features include Virtual Cockpit smartphone interface wireless charging and 3zone deluxe AC The price va


New Delhi Japanese auto maker Honda to recall  22084 units of the 2013 model of Honda City in India as  a part of a global exercise to rectify faulty airbags The recall will also affect 510 units of Accord and 240 units of Jazz The latest exercise takes the overall number of recalled vehicles equipp


SIAM The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers now asks the the ministry of finance to consider a reduction in the custom duty charges of imported parts of electric vehicles Its also requested not to offer any such concessions to imported completely  built units in order to promote local manufa


The General Motors now revealing out  images of a  special car named The Cruise AVIt is a selfdriving car  without  steering wheel pedals or manual controls It is expected to start production of this particular car from 2019 The proposal is under US Department of Transportation Another important fe


The worlds fastest SUV Urus launched in India  ‘Urus’ is manufactured by Italian car maker Lamborghini  The supercar is available at a price of ₹3 crore Powered by a twinturbo V8 petrol engine the speed is of 305 kmph In just 36 seconds the car could be accelerated from 0100 kmph


Frank Furt   Batterypowered cars are not ready for mass production yet the chairman of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp told a German magazine adding that he did not see US electric vehicle pioneer Tesla as a role model “Batterypowered cars with a long range are very expensive and it takes a long time to


The mostawaited Renault Captur compact SUV will be launched in the country on November 6 The car had been unveiled in Goa a few weeks back and Renault had also officially opened bookings at the same time On 6th showrooms will get cars and deliveries will kick off in the same week Renault has also st


Beijing General Motors and its joint venture partner Shanghai GM will recall more than 25 million vehicles in China This move is in regards to the concerns about airbags made by troubled Japanese giant Takata Takata has recalled about 100 million airbags produced for some of the worlds largest autom


Saying about Nano’s future Tata motors COO Satish Borwankar said “going forward alternative plans for Nano are being considered” adding “production of Nano is no longer a viable proposition” However he clarified the company wouldn’t phase out Nano due to sentimental reasons and because shareholders


People who were waiting for the Chevy Bolt EV were thrilled when General motors started telling them much earlier than planned Some of them might now have electric cars that could leave them stranded in the middle of nowhere GM has admitted to Auto blog that a number of it earliest Bolts have Batter


  Thiruvananthapuram A selfride bike rental platform named ‘Royal Brothers’ has launched its service in the city The Bengaluru based company which is present in 26 cities in 10 states has registered 30 bikes of different models in Thiruvananthapuram and will be available to rent to ride in prominen


Germany MercedesBenz has been under intense pressure from police and prosecutors in regards to the possible manipulation of diesel exhaust emissions in their passenger cars As a result Over Three million MercedesBenz owners in Europe will be offered a software fix for their diesel cars The fix is re


  France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord The announcement comes a day after Volvo said it would only make fully electric or hybrid cars from 2019 onwards Nicolas Hulot the country’s new ecology minis


As we say this new featured Honda City comes up with many hard stories like we have When we drive it smoothly navigates between the very extremes with sheer and great poise By this it reflects what we feel within us That’s the symbol of our great drive ENGINEIt comes with 2 variant When we say Dies