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  • Mahindra slashes electric car e2o price by Rs 92,000 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra has slashed the price of its electric small car e2o by Rs 92,000 following the launch of a central government scheme offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles. The e2o, manufactured by the company's arm, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles will see a reduction...
  • Skoda India plans to foray into second-hand car business April 25, 2015

    Kolkata: Skoda Auto India plans to foray into organised pre-owned car business and may launch few pilot projects this year. "We are looking at the pre-owned car segment. This year, we may have a few pilots starting with Mumbai and Delhi," Skoda Auto India director, sales & marketing, Ashutosh Dixit said...
  • Hyundai launches new Elantra sedan at Rs 14.13 lakh onwards in India April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India launched a new version of its premium sedan Elantra priced between Rs 14.13 lakh and Rs 17.94 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The sedan will be available in both diesel and petrol options. While the petrol version is priced in a range of Rs 14.13 lakh and Rs...
  • India to become 3rd largest auto manufacturer by 2020: Ford March 30, 2015

    Coimbatore: India's automotive industry is expected to reach 7 million vehicles milestone by 2020, making the country the third-largest auto manufacturer in the world, behind the US and China, a top official at Ford Motor has said. The automotive sector has a direct bearing on the economy with a near 7...
  • Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 lakh cars in China due to fire risk March 17, 2015

    Beijing: German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz will recall 1,27,071 cars in China starting due to a fire risk and steering issues, Beijing's quality watchdog said today. The recall involves the CLS-Class and E-Class vehicles imported to China, as well as some E-Class cars manufactured by the Beijing Benz Automotive Company Limited, the...
  • Electric vehicles may take 2-5 per cent of the Indian market in few years March 16, 2015

    Miami: Eco-friendly electric vehicles are a new concept but have the potential to occupy about 2 to 5 per cent of the Indian market in the next few years, a top official at auto major Mahindra has said, underlining the need for significant incentives to make them commercially viable. "We remain...
  • General Motors launches the updated Chevrolet Captiva in India at Rs 25.13 lakh March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: General Motors India today launched an updated version of its sports utility vehicle Captiva, priced up to Rs 27.36 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Commenting on the launch General Motors India President and Managing Director Arvind Saxena said the introduction of the all new 'MY 15 Captiva' is in line with...
  • Hyundai ix25 compact SUV expected to be launched in India around August-September March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Eyeing a sales milestone of 5 lakh units in the domestic market, Hyundai Motor India is gearing up for a full play in the fast emerging sports utility vehicle segment to add volumes. The company, which will launch the latest model i20 Active - a sports-styled version of its...
  • Focusing on long term sustainability in India: Audi March 15, 2015

    Ingolstadt: Having achieved leadership position in the Indian luxury vehicles segment, German auto major Audi is focusing on long-term sustainability of its business while maintaining the top slot. "We need to make sure that dealers with our franchise make more money than others. So the most important part is the foundation...
  • Renault Lodgy MPV expected to be launched in India by March-end March 6, 2015

    Chennai: Automaker Renault India today said it will roll-out a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) 'Lodgy' and a small car this year and expects to double its sales in two years. "India is a strong market for Renault and we have strong presence in the country. We will launch MPV Lodgy by month-end...
  • Self-driving cars could generate billions in revenue: Study March 6, 2015

    Detroit: Self-driving cars could generate billions of dollars a year in revenue from mobile internet services and products, even if occupants spend only a fraction of their free time on the web, according to a new study by McKinsey & Company. The study, released Thursday, also projects that widespread adoption of...
  • Ola Cabs acquires TaxiForSure in $200 million deal March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Country's leading taxi service aggregator Ola Cabs has acquired its rival TaxiForSure in a cash and equity deal worth $200 million. "Furthering its mission to revolutionise personal transportation in the country, Ola announced that it has acquired TaxiForSure for $200 million in a cash and equity deal," the company...
  • Hyundai i20 Active: Hyundai to launch i20-based cross in India next month February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Korean auto major Hyundai will make the global debut of its new crossover model, i20 Active in India next month as part of its plans to bring new products to touch the 5 lakh sales milestone in the country. "Designed at Hyundai Motor's Design Centre Europe in Russelsheim, Germany,...
  • Honda to increase production capacity of two-wheelers in India in 2016 February 18, 2015

    Kolkata Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India(HMSI) would raise the production capacity of two-wheelers in 2016 after the commencement of operations of its new plant,a top company official said. "Our production capacity at present in the three plants is 4.6 million units. After the commencement of operations of the Gujarat plant in...
  • Mercedes C-Class diesel launched in India at Rs 39.9 lakh onwards February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz launched the diesel variant of its C-Class sedan, priced up to Rs 42.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company has launched the C-Class diesel in two trims, the 'C 220 CDI Style' variant priced at Rs 39.9 lakh and the 'C 220 CDI Avantgarde' priced...
  • Honda to launch locally made CBR650F bike in India by July February 8, 2015

    Chennai: Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) plans to introduce CBR650F by July this year to mark its entry into the premium motorcycle segment, according to a top company official. "We are planning to introduce CBR650F sometime in July. It will be completely assembled in our plant. It...
  • Porsche launches sports car 911 Targa in India; priced at Rs 1.59 crore onwards February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Luxury car manufacturer Porsche launched latest version of its sports car '911 Targa' in India, priced up to Rs 1.78 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The introduction of the modern classic in the country marks the continued progression of the Porsche 911 family, as the new Targa 4 and 4S models...
  • 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...

Bikes

Yamaha Saluto 125cc bike launched in India at Rs 52,000

On the looks front, the Yamaha Saluto borrows its lineage from the YBR series. There are two colour options to choose from - Brave Black and Victory Red.

Cars

Range Rover Autobiography LWB Black launched in India at Rs 3.75 crore

For the uninitiated, LWB stands for Long Wheel Base that liberates 140mm of extra leg space for the rear seat occupants. The seats have a massage function too.