AUTOMOBILES

  • Budget 2015: Tariff on imported commercial vehicles raised to 20 per cent 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In order to push local manufacturing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley increased effective tariff on imported commercial vehicles from 10 per cent to 20 per cent, making the import of completely built units expensive. "Tariff rate on commercial vehicles is increased from 10 per cent to 40 per cent and...
  • Mahindra launches XUV500 variant at Rs 14.48 lakh in India February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra launched a limited edition of its sports utility vehicle XUV500, priced at Rs 14.48 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The 'XUV500 Xclusive Edition', comes with various features including electric sunroof, reverse camera and voice messaging system. Commenting on the launch, Mahindra & Mahindra Chief Marketing Officer - Automotive Division...
  • Overdrive: Review of Honda Amaze February 22, 2015

    In this episode of Overdrive, we bring you the review of Honda Amaze. ...
  • Volvo cars plans to launch self-driving cars in 2017 February 20, 2015

    Stockholm:Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars announced Thursday that it had completed designs for self-driving cars which it plans to put on the road in two years. "Volvo Cars has designed a complete production-viable autonomous driving system," Peter Mertens, head of Volvo's research and development said in a statement. "The key to making this...
  • 'Hope government cuts down excise duty on automobiles in Union Budget 2015' February 9, 2015

    College student Lakshmi Mahalawat hopes that the government would cut down the excise duty on automobiles so that she can be the proud owner of her dream vehicle. She would have been able to save time if only she and students like her could afford a bike. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: Auto makers wants excise duty reduction February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Automobile industry body SIAM wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce excise duty on automobiles in the upcoming Budget to help the sector combat demand slowdown. Besides, measures towards restarting stalled infra projects to help revive demand particularly of commercial vehicles should also be put high on the agenda,...
  • Philippe Streiff apologises to FIA after legal threat January 24, 2015

    Paris: Former Formula One driver Philippe Streiff has apologised to FIA president Jean Todt and medical head Gerard Saillant for comments he made about the investigation into Jules Bianchi's Japanese Grand Prix accident. Todt and Saillant had threatened legal action on Thursday for defamation.. "I let myself get carried away in front...
  • Overdrive: Review of Audi A3 January 11, 2015

    In this episode of Overdrive, watch the review of Audi A3. ...
  • Overdrive: Review of Porsche Cayenne December 21, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, watch the review of Porsche Cayenne. ...
  • Overdrive: Review of Tata Bolt December 13, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we bring you the review of Tata Bolt. ...
  • Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently, says FIA report December 3, 2014

    Paris: French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently under warning flags before crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, an International Automobile Federation (FIA) report found on Wednesday. "Bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control at the same point on the track as (Adrian) Sutil," the report,...
  • Overdrive: Review of Mercedes Benz C200 November 16, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, watch the review of Mercedes Benz C200. ...
  • More F1 teams could go bust, warns Mosley October 28, 2014

    More Formula One teams could follow Caterham and Marussia into administration or failure, the former head of the sport's governing body Max Mosley warned on Monday. This week's US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas will have just nine teams on the track, the lowest number since 2005, and Mosley feared...
  • Overdrive: Catch all the action from 2014 Paris Motor Show October 11, 2014

    This week on Overdrive, we bring to you all the latest information and all of the latest cars - SUVs, MUVs that are trending at Paris Motor Show 2014 and grabbing headlines around the world. ...
  • Maruti Suzuki to recall 69,555 units of Dzire, Swift and Ritz September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India on Tuesday announced recall of 69,555 units of Dzire, Swift and Ritz models manufactured between March 2010 and August 2013 to repair wiring harness fitment. The recall is only for the diesel variants of the three models. Out of the total, 55,938 units are of old...
  • Indian auto component exports can touch $40 billion by 2020: Report September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian auto component makers are well positioned to benefit from globalisation of the sector as exports potential could be increased by up to four times to $40 billion by 2020. A joint report by ACMA and McKinsey Capturing the global opportunity, The next imperative for the Indian auto...
  • Maruti Suzuki to commission Gujarat plant by 2017 September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Passenger automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki on Thursday said that it will commission its new plant in Gujarat by 2017 due to market slowdown. "All the investments would be made by SMC. This arrangement will strengthen Maruti Suzuki as the profit does not come from manufacturing cars. It comes from...
  • CCI imposes Rs 2,545 crore penalty on 14 car makers August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In the first major order against auto players, the Competition Commission on Monday slapped a penalty of Rs 2,545 crore on 14 car makers, including Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors, for violating trade norms in the spare parts and after services market. Honda Siel Cars India, Volkswagen India, Fiat...
  • Fiat unveils Punto Evo in Jaipur August 11, 2014

    Fiat Group Automobiles India Private Limited on Monday rolled out its new premium hatchback segment car Punto Evo in Jaipur market. The car was unveiled by the company and dealer officials at the showroom in Jaipur. "The car is designed and engineered to suit Indian roads and we expect a good...
  • Overdrive: Review of Honda Mobilio July 6, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we review the Honda Mobilio. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Gene Haas gets foot into Formula One with Ferrari deal July 4, 2014

    Oxnard,Calif: Haas Automation has become an official sponsor of Ferrari through the 2015 Formula One season. Haas Automation is the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America and is owned by Gene Haas, the NASCAR team owner recently granted entry into F1. Haas Formula will not enter F1 until the 2016...
  • 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. ...
  • Government extends reduced excise duties on some goods for 6 months June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday decided to extend the excise duty concessions announced by the previous UPAII government in its interim budget for another six months till December 31, 2014. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the reduced excise duties on automobiles, capital good and consumer durables...
  • Domestic car sales up by 3.08 per cent, bikes 11.71 per cent in May June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Domestic passenger car sales grew by 3.08 per cent to 1,48,577 units last month as compared with 1,44,132 units in May 2013. According to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), motorcycle sales in May this year grew by 11.71 per cent to 9,84,469...
  • 2 charred to death in car fire in Delhi; what's making cars unsafe? June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Two teenagers were charred to death after their car caught fire in the national capital. Their uncle, who was driving, managed to escape when a passerby helped him break the window. But this incident again highlights the safety concerns with cars. Cars, meant to get you home safely,...
  • Honda to increase output of cars at Tapukara plant June 1, 2014

    Japanese car giant Honda Motor Co. will increase output from its plant in Tapukaraby starting a second production shift in seven to eight months to help meet its target of an almost 50% jump in sales to 2 lakh units in 201415. The companys wholly owned Indian subsidiary, Honda Cars India...
  • Manufacturers limited in efforts to make F1 louder April 19, 2014

    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 these...
  • Red Bull lose Daniel Ricciardo appeal April 15, 2014

    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 the...
  • Formula One abandons cost cap plan April 7, 2014

    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...