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  • Renault to launch two new cars next year in India 4 days ago

    Kochi: Renault India will launch a Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) and a small car next year to increase its market share to 5 per cent in two years. "We are ready with the next car. We have products in the pipeline which will give us volume and We want to cross...
  • Tata Motors to launch two car models every year till 2020 August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Motors plans to launch two vehicles every year till 2020 as the company looks to ramp up its product portfolio in the competitive Indian car market. The company, which today launched its compact sedan Zest in the NCR, priced between Rs 4.64 lakh and Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom...
  • Honda Amaze model crosses one lakh sales milestone in India August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today announced that its compact sedan Amaze has crossed one lakh sales milestone, 16 months after it was launched in the Indian market. "Honda Amaze has witnessed great success in the Indian market and the one lakh sales milestone only validates its...
  • A car camera revolution is fast coming into focus August 8, 2014

    Yonjin, SOuth Korea: South Korean smartphone camera makers are tapping the surging yet more technologically demanding market for vehicle cameras to dull the impact of slowing growth in global handset sales. High-end cars can carry as many as eight cameras to visually aid parking or trigger emergency brakes. That number could...
  • Audi launches A3 sedan in India at Rs 22.95 lakh August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker Audi today launched its new sedan A3 priced between Rs 22.95 lakh and Rs 32.66 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company is betting big on the new model to stretch its leadership in the Indian market and is targeting a new segment of the compact luxury...
  • Fiat plans to introduce global brand Jeep in India in 2015 August 7, 2014

    Chennai: Auto maker Fiat Chrysler has deferred its plans to introduce global brand Jeep in the domestic market this year due to poor market conditions, according to a top company official. "No. We have deferred plans for launching Jeep in 2014. We want to see the market conditions. Next couple of...
  • Fiat launches compact car Punto Evo in India at Rs 4.55 lakh August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Fiat Group Automobiles India today launched compact car Punto Evo with introductory price ranging from Rs 4.55 lakh to Rs 7.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The model will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki's Swift, Hyundai i20 and Honda Brio, which are priced between Rs 3.99 lakh and Rs...
  • Audi bets big on its upcoming sedan A3; starts production in India before launch July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker Audi is betting big on its upcoming sedan A3 to stretch its leadership in the Indian market and has started local production of the model from VW group firm Skoda's Aurangabad plant. The A3 will be the first model from the Audi stable to be...
  • Mahindra recalls 23,000 units of Scorpio Ex variant July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra is recalling around 23,000 units of a select variant of its popular sports utility vehicle Scorpio to rectify faulty pressure regulating valves. The company said it would carry out preventive inspection of some parts of its Scorpio Ex variant manufactured between May 2012...
  • Tata Motors to launch a couple of models each year till 2020 July 5, 2014

    Gurgaon: Tata Motors is looking at launching a couple of models each year till 2020 as the company looks to ramp up its portfolio in the competitive Indian car market. "We are working on a product strategy that started last year. The plan is to bring a couple of new...
  • Yamaha launches upgraded FZ and FZ-S bikes at Rs 76,250 onwards June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Japanese two-wheeler maker Yamaha today launched upgraded variants of its 150 CC bikes - FZ and FZ-S - priced up to Rs 78,250 (ex-showroom Delhi). The company, which had first launched the FZ series in India in 2008, will start selling the two variants - FZ Version 2.0 and...
  • Overdrive: Meet The Neighbours June 29, 2014

    Overdrive in partnership with Nissan is set to embark on an epic drive called 'Meet The Neighbours', which as the name suggests intends to meet our neighbours. In this episode, we take you through Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. ...
  • BMW launches diesel variant of X5 at Rs 70.9 lakh June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: German luxury carmaker BMW today rolled out a diesel variant of its locally manufactured Sports Utility Vehicle, X5, from its Chennai plant at an ex-showroom price of Rs 70.9 lakh. Initial deliveries of the all-new BMW X5 in India will commence by June as an overwhelming demand for the...
  • Honda recalls 2 million vehicles worldwide over airbag defect June 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's Honda Motor today recalled more than two million vehicles worldwide over an airbag defect that could pose a fire risk. Honda said the recall covers about 2,033,000 vehicles which were produced between August 2000 and December 2005, including over one million in North America and 668,000 in Japan. Subject to...
  • Car makers want excise duty cut to continue even after June 30 June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With the June 30 deadline fast approaching for expiry of reduced excise rate, car makers want the government to extend it further even as they adopt a wait and watch policy before considering price hikes. "We certainly hope that the government of India will give us an opportunity to...
  • LiveWire: Harley-Davidson introduces its first electric motorcycle June 20, 2014

    Milwaukee: Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles. Harley will show handmade demonstration models Monday at an invitation-only event...
  • Porsche top brand in new car quality survey, Fiat worst June 19, 2014

    Detroit: The race to fill vehicles with the latest technology is hurting quality. Buyers reported more problems in their new cars and trucks this year than last year, according to rankings released Wednesday by the consulting firm JD Power. It was the second straight increase since 2012, when the average...
  • Ford launches new Fiesta sedan in India at Rs 7.69 lakh onwards June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Ford India today launched the new version of its mid-sized sedan Fiesta, priced up to Rs 9.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2014 Ford Fiesta will be available in three options - Ambiente, Trend and Titanium - all powered by 1.5 litre diesel engine, the company said in a...
  • BMW, Nissan keen to collaborate with Tesla: Report June 17, 2014

    Paris: Electric car-makers Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate with rival Tesla after the US company agreed to share its patents with competitors, the Financial Times reported on Monday. "It is obviously clear that everyone would benefit if there was a far more simple way for everyone to charge their...
  • Suzuki Motorcycle slashes Inazuma bike price by Rs 1 lakh June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Suzuki Motorcycle India has slashed the price of its premium bike Inazuma by Rs 1 lakh bowing to customer demand. "The price of Inazuma has been realigned by Rs 1 lakh," Suzuki Motorcycle India Executive Vice-President (Sales and Marketing) Atul Gupta told PTI. When asked what was...
  • Toyota recalls 2.27 million vehicles globally over airbag defect June 11, 2014

    Tokyo: Toyota on Wednesday recalled 2.27 million vehicles globally over a defect that could see airbags fail to deploy in a crash and also posed a fire risk, dealing another blow to the Japanese giant's safety record. The world's biggest automaker said the latest call back involved 20 models, including its...
  • e-NV200: Nissan unveils its new electric vehicle June 9, 2014

    Yokohama: Nissan on Monday unveiled its second all-electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker's latest push into the eco-friendly car sector despite disappointing sales. The company said its e-NV200, a zero-emission commercial van, can drive 190 kilometres (120 miles) on a full charge, and doubles as an onboard power source to supply emergency...
  • GM launches Spark limited edition at Rs 3.44 lakh onwards June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: General Motors India launched a limited edition of its entry level compact car Chevrolet Spark priced up to Rs 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new edition, having additional features such as outside rear-view mirrors with integrated turn signals, will be priced between Rs 3.44 and 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi),...
  • Renault to introduce limited edition Duster at Rs 9.9 lakh June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the success of its compact SUV Duster in India, French auto major Renault plans to further strengthen it by launching a 'four-wheel drive' version of the model later this year, besides gearing up for launching a small car next year. In order to celebrate the crossing of...
  • Toyota launches all new Corolla Altis in India at Rs 11.99 lakh May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) launched an all new version of its premium sedan Corolla Altis priced between Rs 11.99 lakh and Rs 16.89 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The vehicle was unveiled in February at the Auto Expo 2014 and is the 11th generation of the Corolla model. It will...
  • Maruti launches CNG variant of Celerio car at Rs 4.68 lakh May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today launched a CNG variant of its latest compact car 'Celerio', priced at Rs 4.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The CNG-powered 'Celerio Green' will be available with manual transmission in VXi trim, MSI said in a statement. ...
  • Hindustan Motors suspends production of India's once iconic Ambassador car May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The maker of India's Ambassador car has suspended production, citing debt and lack of demand for the iconic vehicle which came to define the country's political class, a company official said Sunday. Hindustan Motors, India's oldest car maker, shut down its factory on Saturday at Uttarpara in West Bengal...
  • Hyundai India recalls 2,437 units of Santa Fe SUV May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India is recalling 2,437 units of its sports utility vehicle Santa Fe to replace a faulty stop lamp switch. "Hyundai Motor India will voluntarily recall 2,437 number of Santa Fe vehicles of the 2011 model year in India for the manufacturing period June 26, 2011, to...
  • Overdrive: Review of 2014 BMW X5, Toyota Etios Cross May 24, 2014

    In this episode of overdrive, we review the 2014 BMW X5 and Toyota's Etios Cross. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • TVS Motor launches Star City+ in India at Rs 41,500 May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: TVS Motor Company launched all new 110-cc commuter motorcycle Star City+, starting at Rs 41,500 (ex-showroom Delhi), as it looks to enhance its presence in the below 125 cc segment. The Chennai-based firm, which currently sells Star City and Sport models in the below...

Auto News

Renault to launch two new cars next year in India

Renault India will launch a Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) and a small car next year to increase its market share to 5 per cent in two years.

Bikes

KTM RC 390, RC 200 to be launched in India on September 9

Both the RC 390 and the RC 200 will feature the same single-cylinder, liquid cooled 375cc and 200cc four-stroke engines as their Duke counterparts, churning out 43PS and 25PS, respectively.

Cars

Man deliberately crashes Bugati Veyron to avail $2.2 million insurance money

In a mobile clip recording, a man driving a fancy Bugati Veyron close to Texas, slammed into a saltwater marsh, ruining the car. During initial interrogation, the man named Andy House said that he rammed the car while trying to save a pelican but later investigations revealed that House had bought the car for a million dollars, then taken out a car collector's insurance policy worth $2.2 million and deliberately rammed the car to avail of it.