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  • Audi to hike prices from May 1; R8 model to cost Rs 1.68 crore Yesterday

    Mumbai: German luxury carmaker Audi said it will hike prices across the models by an average 3 per cent from next month to offset currency fluctuation and increased input costs. "The overall market scenario has remained challenging with the constant fluctuation in forex rate which has resulted in rise in...
  • Ford Mustang turns 50; company announces a limited edition to honour the pony car 2 days ago

    New York: Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honour the pony car's 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honouring the year the Mustang first went on sale. The 50 Year Limited Edition will come in one of the two colors of Ford's logo -...
  • Mercedes-Benz launches GL 63 AMG luxury SUV in India at Rs 1.66 crore 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today launched its seven-seater sports utility vehicle GL 63 AMG in India with a price tag of Rs 1.66 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai). With this, the German high-end carmaker, which unveiled the AMG range for the first time in India, has introduced its fourth model so far...
  • Toyota to recall 45,000 units of Innova in India April 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said it will recall 44,989 units of multi-purpose vehicle Innova manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008 in India to rectify a faulty cable on the steering wheel. The move is part of a global recall of 6.39 million vehicles announced by Japanese parent...
  • Maruti may recall around one lakh Dzire cars over faulty fuel tank April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is likely to recall about one lakh units of its compact sedan Dzire to replace a faulty fuel tank part. While the company officials declined to comment, neither confirming nor denying the development, industry sources said the firm has already initiated...
  • Fiat to launch four new cars in India this year April 7, 2014

    Kochi: Buoyed by the response to its cars, Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Ltd (FGAIPL), the fully owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will be introducing four new models by December this year, a top official today said. "Fiat has an exciting line up of products for this year. We...
  • BMW to focus on high-end models in India; plans to bring the hybrid BMW i8 car by 2014 end April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In line with its strategy for sustainable profitable growth in India, German luxury carmaker BMW is pushing for more ultra high-end models. The company, which last week launched an all-new version of its M6 Gran Coupe, a four-door sports car priced at Rs 1.75 crore (ex-showroom Delhi), plans...
  • T1 Prima Truck racing championship: New chapter in Indian motorsports April 5, 2014

    The first ever truck racing was organised in US way back in 1979. However, truck racing became an international sporting event after it evolved in Europe. The truck racing event was held at Buddh International Circuit. Six teams and 12 world class drivers participated in the race. ...
  • Truck racing championship to be held at Buddh International Circuit March 29, 2014

    The Buddh International Circuit will witness truck racing championship. There will be 12 trucks which will be driven by top British truck drivers. The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship organised by Madras Motor Club of India will be held in two stages. ...
  • Apps in car dashboards aim to make vehicles smarter March 29, 2014

    Toronto: Searching for that elusive parking spot or a nearby attraction? Forget about consulting your smartphone, just look at the car dashboard. Whether it is streaming music and listening to audio books, or even ordering a pizza, apps are being loaded into vehicle dashboards as more cars become connected to...
  • Mercedes GL63 AMG to be launched in India on April 15 March 27, 2014

    Mercedes will be launching the GL63 AMG in India on April 15. The price tag has not been fixed yet but we expect it to be upwards of one crore rupees. The GL63 AMG SUV gets a monstrous 5.5litre, bi-turbo V8 which produces 565PS and has a massive torque figure...
  • Honda, Toyota to launch fuel-cell cars in 2015: Report March 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Honda Motor Co Ltd and Toyota Motor Corp plan to launch fuel-cell vehicles in the consumer market in 2015, with each producing about 1,000 eco-friendly cars a year, the Nikkei newspaper reported. The automakers now offer fuel-cell cars on lease, with users centreing on municipalities and businesses, the daily...
  • Honda, Tata, Mahindra looking to hike car prices next month March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda Cars India and Tata Motors are looking to increase prices of their models from next month, mainly to offset higher input and operational costs. "We are actively contemplating increasing the prices of our vehicles in April due to increase in input and operational costs,"...
  • Facebook eating into Google's mobile ad market share: Report March 24, 2014

    New York: Social networking giant Facebook's global mobile ad market share, which stood at a little over $3 billion in 2013, is witnessing a continuous growth and is expected to eat into tech major Google's share, research firm eMarketer has said in a report. Facebook and Google together accounted for...
  • Audi to start selling A3 sedan in India from mid-2014 March 23, 2014

    Ingolstadt: German luxury auto brand Audi will begin selling its premium A3 Sedan in India from middle of the year and the much-awaited car will be rolled out from the company's production facility in Aurangabad. The brand with the four rings said it has decided to assemble A3 in India...
  • Paris junks restrictions on odd-even numbered cars: Can India successfully implement it? March 21, 2014

    As an idea, it was sound. But a day after Paris started allowing odd and even-numbered cars on its streets on alternate days on March 17, city authorities decided not to continue with it for the moment. The question is, can India implement such a system on its city streets?...
  • Hyundai overstates mileage of its revamped Sonata sedan March 18, 2014

    Seoul: Hyundai Motor Co. said it overstated the gas mileage of its revamped Sonata sedan in publicity material for the media. South Korea's largest automaker said it was a mistake that a tentative mileage figure from internal tests was included in a presentation to reporters. The government said the mileage...
  • Renault to launch sub-Rs 4 lakh car in India in 2015 March 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Renault India said it was aiming to double its marketshare to 5 per cent over the next three to four years, riding its sub-Rs 4 lakh car. "Our current marketshare is 2.6 per cent and in the mid-term (3-4 years) we aim to double the marketshare," Renault country CEO...
  • BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo launched in India at Rs 42.75 lakh March 16, 2014

    Chennai: Consolidating its presence in luxury segment, German car maker BMW today rolled out its locally produced BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, priced at Rs 42.75 lakh. "The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo launched in Chennai at BMW exclusive dealership KUN Exclusive in city," the company said in a...
  • Overdrive: Review of 2014 Mini Cooper March 15, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we review the 2014 Mini Cooper, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Hero launches Splendor iSmart in India at Rs 47,250 March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp today launched its all-new Splendor iSmart bike, equipped with stop-and-start i3S technology, priced at Rs 47,250 (ex-showroom Delhi). The Splendor iSmart, which was showcased at the recently held Auto Expo, aims at further consolidating Hero MotoCorp's leadership position in the 100cc...
  • Ford Motor leader William Clay Ford dies at 88 March 10, 2014

    Detroit: William Clay Ford Sr., who helped steer Ford Motor Co. for more than five decades and owned the National Football League's Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 88. The company said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home. He was the last...
  • Skoda launches Rapid Ultima in India at Rs 8.30 lakh onwards March 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Czech automaker Skoda today rolled out a special edition of its mid-sized sedan Rapid Ultima, priced at Rs 8.30-9.97 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) with additional features like parking sensors with a rear view camera, Garmin and Tom Tom navigation devices, among others. The new offerings, which comes both in petrol...
  • Peugeot's air-powered hybrid car could reduce fuel bills by 80% February 27, 2014

    London: Hold your breath! French car maker Peugeot is all set to sell the first air-powered hybrid car from next year. With new 'Hybrid Air' engine system - the first to combine petrol with compressed air - the firm says the car could reduce petrol bills by 80 per cent...
  • Bajaj plans to launch its four-wheeler 'autorickshaw' RE60; expected to be priced around Rs 2 lakh February 24, 2014

    Mumbai: It's got four wheels and seatbelts, but Bajaj Auto, the creator of India's first quadricycle, would rather you didn't call it a car. Bajaj Auto is marketing the RE60 as a more stable and comfortable alternative to the three-wheeled autorickshaws ubiquitous on India's roads even though it looks like...
  • Watch: Special 300th episode of 'Overdrive' February 23, 2014

    Overdrive turns 300 episode. In this special episode we put together special lineup of some very sexy machines. ...
  • Hero to reduce two-wheeler prices by up to Rs 4,500 February 20, 2014

    Chennai: Country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp has decided to cut prices up to five per cent to pass on the benefit of excise duty cut announced by Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his interim Budget. "We have decided to pass on the entire benefit of the excise duty...
  • Maruti, Hyundai cut prices after excise duty reduction February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's biggest car makers, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) and Hyundai Motor India, cut prices after excise duty on automobiles was reduced in the Interim Budget. While MSI's price cuts range between Rs 8,502 and Rs 30,984 across its models, Hyundai has slashed prices by between Rs 10,000...
  • Honda cuts two-wheeler prices by up to Rs 7,600 February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today cut prices of its products by up to Rs 7,600 after the excise duty reduction announced in the Interim Budget 2014-15. "Honda welcomes excise duty relief given to auto industry in the interim Budget... Honda has decided to pass the full...
  • Mahindra Reva slashes e2o price by up to Rs 1.7 lakh February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the Mahindra Group, slashed the price of its electric car e2o by up to Rs 1.7 lakh by introducing a scheme under which a consumer pays a rental fee for the battery. "What we are doing with the scheme is bringing...

Auto News

Audi to hike prices from May 1; R8 model to cost Rs 1.68 crore

German luxury carmaker Audi said it will hike prices across the models by an average 3 per cent from next month to offset currency fluctuation and increased input costs.

Bikes

Honda Activa 125 bookings start in India

Honda showcased the much awaited Activa 125 at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. While the launch was supposed to happen immediately after the expo, it has now been understood that it has been delayed till later this month or next.

Cars

2015 Chevrolet Cruze to debut at New York International Auto Show

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will debut at the New York International Auto Show to be held this month. The new Cruze has received exterior style changes, interior revisions and connectivity upgrades.