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  • Ford Figo Aspire coming to India this year: An early preview of the compact sedan 2 days ago

    After the success of the Ecosport, Ford India seems to have gotten into the habit of previewing its cars well before the launch and creating a buzz about the upcoming offerings. So with its plant in Sanand (Gujarat) now ready to begin operations, Ford India has officially showcased the upcoming...
  • Meet the 3 cars in 3 different categories that Ford is launching in India this year 3 days ago

    At the inauguration of its new plant in Sanand, Gujarat, Ford announced its plans of launching three new cars in India. During the function, Ford displayed the Figo Aspire which will be its first product for 2015. Essentially the production version of the Figo sedan concept shown at the 2014...
  • New technology in Ford's upcoming car will not let you overspeed 3 days ago

    New Delhi: How many times have you unconsciously exceeded the legal speed limits and only when the traffic cops asked you to pullover that you realise you actually did overspeed? To address the problem, Ford has introduced the Intelligent Speed Limiter that uses technology to help prevent drivers from unintentionally...
  • Mercedes launches E-Class Cabriolet, CLS 250 CDI Coupe at Rs 76.50 lakh onwards in India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz launched two models E-Class Cabriolet and CLS 250 CDI Coupe with diesel engine priced at Rs 78.50 lakh and Rs 76.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). "This is our second and third launch in this month. We are intensifying our product offensive in the Indian market by...
  • Audi enters North East India, expects to sell 200 units in the first year 4 days ago

    Guwahati: The country's largest luxury carmaker Audi today entered the North Eastern market by opening its first dealership in Guwahati, which is expected to sell 150-200 units in the first year. "We enter a new place only when we see there is a market for us. We expect to sell a...
  • Nissan to offer airbags in Datsun models in India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Nissan Motor Co. has announced that it will start offering airbags as an option for its inexpensive Datsun models in India starting next month after facing flak for rolling out cars which are non-compliant to the safety rules. Nissan's president in India, Guillaume Sicard, said that from April, Datsun...
  • Porsche India launches Cayman GTS, Boxster GTS at Rs 1.17 crore, Rs 1.15 crore 5 days ago

    The finest from Stuttgart are here to grace our land. Porsche India has just launched the much awaited GTS (Gran Turismo Sport) versions of its iconic sportscars, the Cayman and the Boxster. Priced at Rs 1.175 crore and Rs 1.15 crore ex-Delhi respectively, the new GTS cars are aimed...
  • Car with alcohol testers in the making; won't let you drive if you are high 1 week ago

    New York: Researchers are working on an in-built blood alcohol level tester that can prevent people under its influence from driving. The team at the University of Michigan studied the impact of installing these alcohol ignition interlock devices in all newly-purchased vehicles over a 15-year period. Their estimates of injury prevention and...
  • Tips & Tricks: 18 things that you should have in your car and why March 19, 2015

    You car is like a third home to you (that is if you consider your workplace as a second home) and a home needs necessities extending beyond what it usually has. Some in this list of 18 could be things that you already have in your car, whereas a few...
  • Indian government revokes ban on private vehicles over 15 years old March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: This should ring in as good news for people who own or collect old cars and motorcycles. The Government of India has announced that there will be no ban on private vehicles that are older than 15 years. However, it proposes to reduce the time gap in between fitness...
  • Hyundai i20 Active crossover launched in India at Rs 6.38 lakh onwards March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The i20 Active, a crossover-styled vehicle based on the Elite i20, has been launched in India at prices (ex-showroom Delhi) starting at Rs 6.38 lakh for the petrol variants and Rs 7.63 lakh for the diesel options. The i20 Active boasts a higher ground clearance, a more rugged...
  • The new Mini Cooper S 3-door launched in India at Rs 34.65 lakh March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After launching the diesel powered 3-and 5-door Cooper models, Mini have opened sales of the Cooper S 3-door in India. The new Mini Cooper S 3-door (that's the only available version as of now) comes in via the CBU route and is priced at Rs 34.65 lakh, ex-showroom,...
  • Self-driving car prepares for 5,600-km US road trip March 15, 2015

    Auburn Hills: Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the future. An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon be making a 3,500-mile (5,600-kilometre) journey across the US. A person will sit behind the wheel at all times but won't touch it unless there's...
  • Photos: An early look at the upcoming Hyundai i20 Active March 14, 2015

    The Elite i20 has a new cousin - the i20 Active. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the i20 Active is a crossover based on the Elite i20 and so its natural rivals are other puffed-up hatchbacks like the Etios Cross, the Cross Polo and the Fiat Avventura. But...
  • Hyundai i20 Active to be launched in India on March 17 March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Elite i20 based i20 Active is ready to hit the market on March 17, 2015. The test mules of the hatchback-derived crossover have been spotted testing around Hyundai's plant in Chennai for the past few months as the vehicle gets ready for its global debut. The Hyundai i20...
  • Toyota recalls cars, SUVs over steering control, software issues March 12, 2015

    Detroit: Toyota is recalling 112,500 cars and SUVs to fix problems with electric power steering controls and electric vehicle software. The largest of two recalls announced Wednesday covers about 110,000 2015 Camry midsize sedans and Highlander SUVs, as well as 2014 and 2015 RAV4 SUVs. Toyota says a circuit board in the...
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift launched at Rs 27.95 lakh in India March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Mercedes-Benz has launched the facelifted B-Class in India at Rs 27.95 lakh (ex-Mumbai) for the 180 Sport variant and Rs 28.95 lakh (ex-Mumbai) for the B 200 CDI Sport. Meanwhile, the new A-Class will also be hitting showrooms. The A 200CDI Sport is priced at Rs 26.95 lakh while...
  • 33,098 units of the Maruti Alto K10 and Alto 800 recalled in India March 10, 2015

    Maruti Suzuki has recalled 33,098 vehicles comprising 13,318 units of the Alto K10 and 19,780 units of Alto 800 in India, for inspecting and replacing the right hand door latch assembly. The cars recalled were manufactured between December 8, 2014 and February 18, 2015. Dealers will be contacting customers of the...
  • Apple car to fuel 'car of future' debate at Geneva car show March 1, 2015

    New Delhi:The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with...
  • Renault launches the new Pulse in India at Rs 5.03 lakh onwards February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Contrary to rumours of Renault India discontinuing the Pulse and Scala, the French carmaker has just launched a refreshed 2015 Pulse. Prices for the new Renault Pulse start at Rs 5.03 lakh (ex-Delhi). The refreshed Pulse comes with additional features such as automatic headlamps, steering mounted audio controls and...
  • The upcoming i20 cross will be called the Hyundai i20 Active February 24, 2015

    Hyundai will launch the i20-based cross next month. However, ahead of its official launch, the car's name has been revealed. The Hyundai i20 Active was spied without any camouflage at a photoshoot. Other changes over the Hyundai Elite i20 include LED daytime running lamps, projector headlamps, grille which is an upside...
  • 2015 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire: India's most fuel-efficient diesel car launched at Rs 5.99 lakh onwards in India February 24, 2015

    Maruti Suzuki has launched the updated Swift Dzire in India at a starting price of Rs 5.07 lakh, ex-Delhi. There are both petrol and diesel options to choose from (total seven variants) and four new colours as well with the top-end Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire diesel variant priced at Rs...
  • Vintage cars, motorbikes head out for the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally in Delhi, Gurgaon on February 21-22 February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Vintage automobiles including first petrol-fuelled car 'Motorwagen' and rare period motorcycles from golden era of Lambretta to BSA, stole the hearts of people here as heritage enthusiasts took the carefully-preserved beauties out today for a spin. Over 220 rare cars and 7 period two-wheelers were paraded on the 52-km-long...
  • Skoda plans to bring new models in India from 2017 onwards February 23, 2015

    Prague: On a consolidation drive in India, Czech carmaker Skoda plans to gradually expand its product portfolio in the country from 2017 onwards. "From 2017 onwards, we plan to gradually ramp up our product portfolio in the country. We want to do it methodically," Skoda Auto India Chairman and Managing Director...
  • Auto Expo 2016 to be held from February 5-9; Aston Martin, Maserati, Bentley likely to debut at the show February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin, its Italian rival Maserati and ultra premium automaker Bentley could be among the main attractions in the next year's Auto Expo to be held from February 5-9. According to industry sources, for the first time these luxury car makers have approached organisers...
  • Apple aims to start making an electric vehicle as early as 2020: Report February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple aims to begin producing an electric vehicle as early as 2020, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying, a seemingly aggressive target for a mobile devices maker with little experience in car manufacture. The iPhone maker is pushing its "car team" of about 200 people...
  • BMW i8 hybrid electric supercar launched at Rs 2.29 crore in India February 18, 2015

    BMW India has launched the i8 hybrid electric supercar at a cool Rs 2.29 crore ex-showroom, pan-India. The car is built on an eco-friendly platform and has organic fibres and leather dyes. There is also lots of carbon fibre including the chassis. A twin-scroll turbo 231PS 3-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol motor powers...
  • Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna: Hyundai launches redesigned Verna in India at Rs 7.74 lakh onwards February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking to regain its lost market share in the mid-sized sedan segment, Hyundai launched an updated version of Verna, priced between Rs 7.74 lakh and Rs 12.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The model, dubbed 4S Fluidic Verna, which competes with Honday City and Maruti Ciaz, will be available in both...
  • Volkswagen launches the new Jetta in India at Rs 13.87 lakh February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Volkswagen has launched the new Jetta at Rs 13.87 lakh (ex-Mumbai) for the base, Trendline petrol, going all the way upto 19.77 lakh (ex-Mumbai) for the Highline diesel model that is equipped with Volkswagen's DSG transmission. The car, which was recently reviewed by team Overdrive, comes with the option...
  • Nissan's all-electric vehicle, the Leaf, glows in the dark February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese manufacturer Nissan is perhaps the first carmaker to have come up with the idea - painting its all-electric Leaf in a coat of bright, luminescent paint. Developed in conjunction with Hamish Scott, the creator of Starpath (that luminescent spray-on coating used to light up paths in the dark),...

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Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 lakh cars in China due to fire risk

Affected vehicles were manufactured between 2012 and 2014. Mercedes-Benz China and Beijing Benz will check them and replace defective parts free of charge.

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Bajaj Pulsar RS200: The fastest Pulsar yet launched at Rs 1.18 lakh in India

Features in the RS200 include a service due indicator, projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, monoshock rear suspension and many more.