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  • Bajaj to launch six new bikes in the next six months in India January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Bajaj Auto is aiming to regain its lost share in the Indian two-wheeler market with six product launches in the next six months that will include a new 100 cc bike besides a 400 cc model under its flagship brand Pulsar. The company that had once looked away from...
  • Real people will be using driverless cars on public roads in 2 to 5 years: Google January 16, 2015

    Detroit: The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years. Chris Urmson says the cars would still be test vehicles, and Google would collect data on how they interact with other vehicles and pedestrians. Google is working on sensors...
  • Honda launches new variants of Amaze, Brio at Rs 5.99 lakh onwards; plans to launch CNG version of Amaze January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Honda Cars India introduced a new variant of its compact sedan Amaze, priced up to Rs 8.2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The petrol variant of the sedan is priced at Rs 7.32 lakh while the diesel grade is priced at Rs 8.2 lakh. The company has also expanded the Brio...
  • Chevrolet Bolt: General Motor's concept electric car can travel up to 320 kms on a single charge January 13, 2015

    Detroit: With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors sets up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own. GM unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a $30,000 concept...
  • Cars Mercedes-Benz is expected to launch in India in 2015 January 13, 2015

    Mercedes-Benz India ended 2014 on a high with the launch of the much-awaited C-Class and will now open the innings for 2015 with the CLA sedan. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that they have a wide range of cars lined up for India this year. Since they are keeping mum about any...
  • Detroit auto show 2015: Convertibles poised to make a comeback January 12, 2015

    Detroit: Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair. That's the feeling among automakers as they roll out new convertible models at a time when many consumers are gaining confidence in the economy and have more money to spend on less-practical big-ticket items...
  • 2015 Detroit auto show: What to expect January 11, 2015

    Detroit: A walk around the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit leaves you with one message: The US auto industry, which nearly collapsed six years ago, is back with as much flash as ever. Multi-story exhibits have been under construction since October. There are giant video screens,...
  • Mercedes-Benz plans to launch 15 cars in India this year January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: German luxury carmaker Mercedes- Benz plans to introduce 15 new products in India this year, and pump in Rs 150 crore for adding a new assembly line for its upcoming CLA compact sedan at the Chakan facility. "Mercedes-Benz will introduce 15 products in 2015, including products with no predecessors...
  • Maruti hikes car prices by up to Rs 31,600 January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today hiked prices of its vehicles by up to Rs 31,600 following the expiry of excise duty concessions extended to the auto sector. The increased prices after revision of central excise duty with effect from January 1, 2015, across all models ranges...
  • Hyundai increases car prices by up to Rs 1.27 lakh; Elite i20 gets dearer by Rs 29,814 January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India increased vehicle prices by up to Rs 1.27 lakh to partially offset the impact of high input costs and expiry of reduced excise duty concessions. "In these adverse market conditions, the price increase is necessitated on account of the higher excise duty and increased input cost,"...
  • Toyota launches new Innova at Rs 10.51 lakh onwards January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Toyota Kirloskar Motor launched an updated version of its popular multi-purpose vehicle Innova priced between Rs 10.51 lakh and Rs 15.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company also announced the launch of a new variant variant of its premium sports utility vehicle - Fortuner 4X4 Automatic, priced between Rs 24.17...
  • Honda increases car prices by up to Rs 60,000 January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Honda Cars India today increased prices of its vehicles by up to Rs 60,000 following the expiry of reduced excise duty concessions and also to offset rising input costs. The company has raised the prices of its entry level car Brio in the range of Rs 15,000 to Rs...
  • Nissan Datsun Go+ available for pre-booking in India at Rs 11,000 January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese car maker Nissan has announced the start of pre-bookings of its soon-to-be-launched compact multi-purpose vehicle 'Datsun Go+' in India. The Datsun Go+, which was first previewed at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, is available for pre-booking between January 3-14, Nissan India said in a statement. "Prospective customers can...
  • Cars, two-wheelers to become costlier from January as government withdraws excise duty concessions December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Cars, SUVs and two-wheelers will become expensive from January 1 with the government deciding not to extend the reduced excise duty rates provided to the sector. "The government is not extending the excise duty concessions on the auto sector," a senior finance ministry official said. In order to boost the...
  • India-bound Terra R6 electric autorickshaw unveiled; coming in 2015 December 27, 2014

    Rickshaws are arguably one of the most popular means of transport in India, but they are extremely noisy, pollute the environment and the fares are always on the rise owing to higher running costs. Terra, the Japanese company which unveiled three motorcycles at the expo earlier this year, plans to...
  • Auto in 2014: After a topsy-turvy year, automakers eye smoother 2015 ride December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Back on its road to recovery after a prolonged downhill journey for most part of 2014, the Indian auto industry is looking ahead for a smoother ride in the new year while building upon an estimated $5-billion investments announced in the year passing-by. Even as the year was drawing...
  • Tata Motors starts online booking for the upcoming Bolt hatchback December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Motors has launched online bookings for its soon to be launched hatchback 'Bolt'. Customers can book the Bolt online by making a payment of Rs 11,000, Tata Motors said in a statement today. Bolt, which will be available in petrol and diesel variants, is the second brand new vehicle...
  • Mercedes-Benz launches new brand to sell old cars December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Boosted by a 39 per cent rise in used car sales till the September quarter at 1,700 units and sensing a huge opportunity in this space, Mercedes-Benz India launched a separate brand to cash in on the pre-owned car market. The country's largest luxury carmaker will sell pre-owned cars under...
  • Honda plans to launch over 10 two-wheeler models in 2015 December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India plans to launch over ten two-wheeler models next year, including seven all new products, as the company aims to further strengthen its presence in the country. The company, which today expanded its mid-sized motorcycle range with the launch of CB Unicorn 160, sells a...
  • Hyundai to hike prices by up to Rs 25,000 from January December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India will raise prices of its entire product portfolio in the range of Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000 from next month, in order to partially offset rising input costs, the company said today. Hyundai, which is the second largest car maker in the country, currently sells ten...
  • Chevrolet Spark, Sail, Beat, Cruze to become costlier by up to Rs 20,000 from January 2015 December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: General Motors India today said it will hike prices of its entire product portfolio by up to Rs 20,000 from next month, in order to partially offset rising input costs. All the eight models of the company's current product portfolio in the country, including...
  • Bajaj plans to increase prices of Discover, Platina models from January 2015 December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Bajaj Auto is looking to raise prices of its two models - Platina and Discover - from next month in order to partially offset increase in input costs. The Pune-based company had earlier raised prices of its Pulsar model range by Rs 1,000 at the end of festival season...
  • Hyundai gets 56,000 bookings for Elite i20 in four months December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India today said it has received 56,000 bookings for its premium compact car Elite i20 within four months of its launch. Success of Elite i20 has further strengthened HMIL's position as a premium car manufacturer in India across segments, the company said in a statement. Hyundai Motor India...
  • Maruti recalls 3,796 units of Ciaz to replace clutch part December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India has recalled 3,796 units of its recently launched mid-sized sedan Ciaz, manufactured till November 7, to replace a faulty part of clutch operation system. "Maruti Suzuki India Ltd will proactively undertake a service campaign to inspect a suspected fault and replace the...
  • Maruti ready to upgrade safety features after Swift failed crash test November 29, 2014

    Gandhinagar: After Maruti Suzuki's popular hatchback Swift failed the recent Global NCAP crash test, the company today said it is ready to upgrade safety standards if asked to do so by the government. While interacting with reporters during the AutoShow Gujarat 2014 here at Mahatma Mandir, Executive Director of Maruti Suzuki...
  • Mercedes launches new C-Class sedan at Rs 40.9 lakh in India November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz launched new generation C-Class sedan in India, priced at Rs 40.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company has launched the new C-Class with petrol engine and plans to launch the diesel variant of the car next year. "The new C-Class joins the latest generations of the...
  • Ford recalls 3,072 units of Fiesta in India to replace a faulty part November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Auto maker Ford India is recalling 3,072 units of its mid-sized sedan Fiesta manufactured between October 2010 and December 2011 to replace a part used in starting of diesel engines. "We have initiated a field service action to correct a product concern on 3,072 Ford Fiesta TDCi vehicles," Ford...
  • Mahindra recalls 2,300 units of Scorpio, XUV500, Xylo to rectify a defective vacuum pump in engines November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra is recalling 2,300 units of different variants of its popular SUVs Scorpio and XUV500, and multi purpose vehicle Xylo to rectify a defective vacuum pump in engines manufactured in May this year. The preventive inspection and replacement, if needed, of the vacuum pump...
  • Toyota Mirai: Toyota to start sales of its first mass-market fuel cell car next month November 18, 2014

    Tokyo: There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in Japan on December 15 and...
  • Honda may delay the India launch of Jazz to next year November 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Japanese auto major Honda is likely to start the fresh roll out of its 'discontinued' hatchback vehicle Jazz in Indian market next year. "Last year we announced that within this fiscal year we will come up with Mobilio and Jazz. But the great demand (for other models) is exceeding our...