Automobiles

  • 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 UPA-II 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 Tapukara by 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 2014-15. The company’s 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...
  • Mercedes Benz opens outlet in Bhopal March 3, 2014

    Leading automobile major, Mercedes Benz India opened its 62nd outlet in the country in Bhopal on Monday to 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 demand...
  • Watch: World's fastest jet-powered truck can reach speeds more than 375 mph February 20, 2014

    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 February 17, 2014

    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 Francisco...
  • Formula One tweaks rules but double points set to stay January 24, 2014

    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 its...
  • Overdrive: A look at Indian automobile industry in 2014 December 29, 2013

    On this episode of the Overdrive, we take a look on the upcoming automobiles in the Indian market in the year 2014. ...
  • Overdrive: Review of Skoda Octavia December 14, 2013

    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 December 13, 2013

    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 holder...
  • FIA seeks interest from would-be Formula One teams December 12, 2013

    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 level". "The...
  • General Motors names Mary Barra as first woman CEO December 10, 2013

    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 who...
  • I am no saint, says Bajaj Auto Chairman Rahul Bajaj November 22, 2013

    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 no problems. If you don't,...
  • Pirelli reschedule tyre test with McLaren October 11, 2013

    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 a...
  • Formula One bodies agree on new commercial framework September 27, 2013

    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 Agreement...
  • Rolls-Royce launches Rs 4.60-cr 'Wraith' in Maharashtra August 23, 2013

    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. The engine...
  • Continental AG, Google to work on self-driving cars: Report August 22, 2013

    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. Continental is...
  • Overdrive: Review of BMW 1 Series August 17, 2013

    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 July 16, 2013

    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 June 22, 2013

    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' June 21, 2013

    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 June 12, 2013

    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 testing...
  • Ferrari back FIA's handling of Mercedes test June 11, 2013

    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 last...