Automobiles

  • Manufacturers limited in efforts to make F1 louder 19-04-2014 08:24 AM

    Formula One engine manufacturers believe there is a limit to what they can do to improve the sound of the new power-units, they said ahead of meetings aimed at exploring ways to make the sport louder. Critics have hit out against the switch to smaller, more efficient turbocharged power-units as...
  • Red Bull lose Daniel Ricciardo appeal 15-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Formula One team Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix has been rejected by the International Court of Appeal, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Tuesday. "The Court, after having heard the parties and examined their submissions, decided to uphold the Decision No56 of...
  • Formula One abandons cost cap plan 07-04-2014 09:25 AM

    Formula One has abandoned plans to impose a budget cap in 2015 and will seek to reduce costs instead through regulation changes, FIA president Jean Todt said on Sunday. The governing International Automobile Federation announced last year that, with some teams struggling financially, it planned to introduce a cost cap...
  • Mercedes Benz opens outlet in Bhopal 03-03-2014 05:22 PM

    Leading automobile major, Mercedes Benz India opened its 62nd outlet in the country in Bhopal on Mondayto meet the growing demand for luxury cars in Madhya Pradesh. "With the opening of this outlet, the company has established its network in 35 cities across the country to cater to the growing...
  • Watch: World's fastest jet-powered truck can reach speeds more than 375 mph 20-02-2014 02:36 PM

    Powered by three jet engines, Shockwave is the world's fastest jet-powered truck. The truck can hit speeds more than 375 mph (miles per hour) and is capable of generating an incredible 36,000 horse power. The truck can cover quarter of a mile in less than seven seconds only. Driver and...
  • Apple reportedly working on a device that could help predict heart attacks 17-02-2014 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: Facing a stiff competition from rivals in the mobile space, Apple seems to have decided to go a step ahead and expand into new product categories. But the new product Apple is reportedly working on is no less than a surprise. According to a report from the San...
  • Formula One tweaks rules but double points set to stay 24-01-2014 01:01 PM

    Formula One looks set to go ahead with a controversial decision to award double points for the last race of the season after the governing body announced various rule changes on Thursday but not the one many fans had hoped for. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement...
  • Overdrive: Review of Skoda Octavia 14-12-2013 07:12 PM

    On this episode of Overdrive, we review the all new Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Formula One to award pole position trophy 13-12-2013 08:31 AM

    London: Formula One will award a pole position trophy next year to the driver who qualifies fastest the most times during the season, the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced on Thursday. The 2014 sporting regulations, posted on the FIA website, said that in the event of a tie the...
  • FIA seeks interest from would-be Formula One teams 12-12-2013 10:01 AM

    London: Formula One's governing body sought expressions of interest on Wednesday from would-be new teams that could enter the sport from 2015 or 2016. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) posted a note on its website announcing "a new selection process to identify a candidate team to participate at a competitive...
  • General Motors names Mary Barra as first woman CEO 10-12-2013 11:54 PM

    New York: US car maker General Motors on Tuesday said that Mary Barra will take over as the company's Chief Executive Officer, becoming the first woman to lead a major automobile corporation. In a major restructuring of its top executive brass, General Motors said Barra, 51, will succeed Dan Akerson...
  • I am no saint, says Bajaj Auto Chairman Rahul Bajaj 22-11-2013 12:20 PM

    Rahul Bajaj Chairman, Bajaj Auto Age 75 Rank in the Rich List - 20 Net Worth - $3 billion Key Learning - Every top business school today teaches family business. The basic principles that come to my mind are love, truth and non-violence. You follow those, then there will be...
  • Pirelli reschedule tyre test with McLaren 11-10-2013 12:15 PM

    Suzuka: Pirelli have rescheduled a tyre test with McLaren for Italy's Vallelunga circuit next month after Formula One's governing body rejected plans for it to be held in Austin, Texas, ahead of the US Grand Prix. A Pirelli spokeswoman said the November 11-12 test, of next year's tyres and using...
  • Formula One bodies agree on new commercial framework 27-09-2013 03:23 PM

    London: Formula One's governing body has formally approved a framework for a new commercial 'Concorde Agreement' to take the sport through to 2020, it said on Friday. "The agreement reached by the FIA and the Formula One Group in July 2013, setting out the framework for implementation of the Concorde...
  • Rolls-Royce launches Rs 4.60-cr 'Wraith' in Maharashtra 23-08-2013 08:43 PM

    Mumbai: Ultra-luxury British carmaker Rolls-Royce on Friday rolled out its new model 'Wraith', priced at Rs 4.60 crore, in Maharashtra, and said it will expand its dealerships from three to five by year-end. The four-seater coupe is powered by a twin-turbo V12 engine coupled with an eight-speed automatic ZF transmission....
  • Continental AG, Google to work on self-driving cars: Report 22-08-2013 01:52 PM

    Frankfurt: German automotive parts maker Continental AG is close to agreeing alliances with Google and IBM to develop autonomous driving systems for cars, a German newspaper reported. Daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung cited unspecified sources as saying Continental aims to unveil the two pacts at the Frankfurt Car Show in September....
  • Overdrive: Review of BMW 1 Series 17-08-2013 05:57 PM

    On this episode of Overdrive, we review the all new BMW 1 Series, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Job security pinches automobile industry as Maruti, M&M lay-off staff 16-07-2013 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: The other big fallout of the economic crisis is the fear of job loss - the Automobile industry is already feeling the pinch. India's largest car maker Maruti and Mahindra and Mahindra have laid-off contractual workers with sales down and inventory piling up. On July 9, Maruti sent...
  • Overdrive: Exclusive road test of upgraded 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 22-06-2013 11:30 PM

    How new is the all new E-Class and will it give you more bank for your buck? This road test will answer all your doubts. ...
  • Mercedes pleads for leniency in F1's 'Tire-gate' 21-06-2013 09:56 AM

    Paris: Mercedes pleaded for leniency Thursday from the governing body of motorsport, saying it deserves no more than minor punishment for taking part in tire testing that rival Formula One teams contend was unfair. Lawyers for Mercedes, tire manufacturer Pirelli and the International Automobile Federation (FIA) rifled through thick binders...
  • Ferrari says no to tyre test with 2013 car 12-06-2013 02:54 PM

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has backed Formula One's governing body for their handling of a tyre testing controversy involving rivals Mercedes. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has summoned Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli to its international tribunal in Paris on June 20 on charges of breaking the rules by...
  • Ferrari back FIA's handling of Mercedes test 11-06-2013 10:37 PM

    Ferrari backed Formula One's governing body on Tuesday for their handling of a tyre testing controversy involving rivals Mercedes. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has summoned Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli to its international tribunal in Paris on June 20 on charges of breaking the rules by testing in Spain...
  • Nothing secret about Mercedes test, say Pirelli 31-05-2013 08:22 PM

    London: Pirelli's 'secret' Formula One tyre test with Mercedes this month was nothing of the sort and the team were not favoured either, the Italian company said on Friday as the governing body weighed up possible action. Pirelli denied asking Mercedes to use their current car at the May 15-17...
  • Overdrive: Review of Honda CR-V, BMW X1 16-02-2013 05:25 PM

    Also on the show - an interview with FIA President Jean Todt. ...
  • Entry fee hike for Formula One teams for 2013 02-11-2012 09:22 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Formula One teams face a stiff hike in entry fees for next year's championship with the winning constructor having to pay $6,000 for every point scored this season as well as a basic charge of $500,000. The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) spelled out the new fee structure...
  • Maruti Q2 net profit slips five per cent 30-10-2012 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday reported 5.41 per cent decrease in net profit at Rs 227.45 crore for the quarter ended September 30 due to lower sales, mainly of petrol models. The average discounts on the models, especially petrol run, were all-time high...
  • Auto Expo day 2: Toyota to launch new Etios 06-01-2012 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: It's day two of the Auto Expo 2012 in Delhi on Friday, but car lovers will have to wait another 24 hours before the gates are opened for the general public. Toyota will launched its revamped Etios on Friday. 50 car markers from around the world will unveil...
  • Students build car out of other vehicles' scrap 05-01-2012 09:07 AM

    Bhubaneswar: In something unique from the Indian Science Congress, a group of students have successfully built a car from scrap. For impressing the girls, if your parents won't buy you a car, you can now build one. "The unique thing about this is that all the parts came together from...