CARS

  • Shots fired at Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia's car 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Shots were fired at a car carrying Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia when it stopped at a market in Dhaka, her secretary said on Monday, with television footage showing scores of people attacking her convoy. The attack, a dangerous new twist in the country's deadly political crisis, came as Zia...
  • Mahindra e2O electric car prices reduced by up to Rs 1.7 lakh; now start at Rs 4.99 lakh 19 hours 54 minutes ago

    The FAME-India initiative which was announced a few weeks back has already started generating positive responses. Mahindra is the first of many manufacturers who have announced a drop in the prices of their electric offering in the market. The Mahindra e2O range now starts at Rs 4.99 lakh for the...
  • Hyundai launches new Elantra sedan at Rs 14.13 lakh onwards in India 22 hours 53 minutes ago

    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...
  • Volvo launches the V40 Cross Country petrol in India at Rs 27 lakh 23 hours 30 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Volvo has launched the V40 Cross Country in India at Rs 27 lakh, ex-Mumbai. The petrol variant joins the diesel variant which was launched a couple of years ago and is priced at Rs 32 lakh, ex-Mumbai. The Volvo V40 Cross Country petrol squares off against the Mercedes-Benz A-Class...
  • Former Washington state governor ejects man from car 2 days ago

    Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car's trunk in a Lowe's home improvement lot,...
  • NASA's new robot car can drive sideways 4 days ago

    Washington: NASA has developed a new robotic electric car that can drive sideways, park itself and even spin on the spot. The remote-driven Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) can gain speeds of up to 64 kph and weighs 990 kilogrammes. The car has four liquid-cooled wheel motors that can run independently, which...
  • Images: Volkswagen unveils new GTI supercar concept for Gran Turismo 6 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Volkswagen has introduced a new supercar concept, the GTI Supersport, for PlayStation 3 which offers more than 500 horsepower in a hunkered-down, all-wheel-drive, two-door hatch that's slightly faster than its real-world inspiration.The virtual sportscar concept is for Gran Turismo 6 that can hit 62mph in about 3.6...
  • BMW launches Google Glass-like wearable that flashes messages, navigation and parking tips to drivers 6 days ago

    New York: Those who love the BMW MINI, here is another reason to go for it -- the German carmaker has unveiled an eye-wearable device like Google Glass that helps MINI drivers receive messages, get navigation tips and get to park their vehicle with ease. The eyewear features a built-in camera...
  • Self-driving cars can cause more motion sickness than conventional vehicles: Study April 13, 2015

    Washington: Self-driving cars may make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they could also cause motion sickness in some people, according to a new study conducted in six countries, including India. Researchers asked more than 3,200 adults in the US and five other countries (India, China, Japan, Great...
  • Renault plans to enter into used car business in India April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: French car major Renault plans to venture into used car business in India in the second half of this year as it looks to strengthen its position in the country, where it aims to have 5 per cent market share by the end of 2016. Besides, the company which...
  • Google working on improving battery technology April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is trying its hands at developing better battery technologies that could help power the Web mogul's next set of consumer electronics and other hardware. A team, led by former Apple battery expert Dr Ramesh Bhardwaj, began testing batteries developed by others for use in Google devices. In 2013,...
  • The all-new Audi TT coupe to be launched in India on April 23 April 11, 2015

    The word is out that Audi India will launch its all-new TT coupe on April 23, 2015. We drove the car a few days back, in its 45 TSI variant, and that will be the only variant that will be available at launch. The 2015 Audi TT coupe wears an all-new...
  • Two scientists from Gujarat make driverless car in 28 days April 11, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Inspired by Google's driverless car project that drove across the United States, two scientists from Gujarat have made a driverless car of their own design. The prototype which was completed in a record 28 days is the brainchild of a Sanand-based engineering college professors. The car starts, turns and changes...
  • Watch: Female car driver crushes man to death in Delhi's Subhash Nagar April 9, 2015

    A man was crushed under the wheels of a car on Wednesday in Subhash Nagar in West Delhi. According to police, the female driver was learning how to drive and she suddenly lost control of the car and hit the victim. The victim was rushed to a nearby private hospital...
  • Former HP CEO calls Apple CEO Tim Cook a hypocrite on gay rights April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest to bear the criticism of potential 2016 presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina, who has called the tech giant's boss a hypocrite on gay rights. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard said that Cook was guilty of...
  • Hyundai's upcoming Equus luxury sedan to include self-driving features April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor is all geared up to roll out the new Equus that will be semi-autonomous and offer you a hi-tech ride. The new luxury sedan will incorporate self-driving features that will allow it to stay in lane, slow down and speed up as required to avoid collisions. Apart...
  • Driverless car completes first-ever 5,500km coast-to-coast trip in the US April 6, 2015

    New York: In a first, a driverless car has completed a nine-day road trip across the US, covering nearly 5,500 kilometres in its journey through 15 states. According to the British-based auto-firm Delphi, the feat marks the first and longest US coast-to-coast trip ever taken by an automated vehicle. The trip...
  • Mercedes-Benz closes in on Audi for top slot in Indian luxury car market in FY 2014-15 April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Race for the top slot in the Indian luxury car market is hotting up with Mercedes-Benz closing in on German rival Audi in the fiscal 2014-15. Audi, the market leader, posted a record sales in 2014-15 with 11,292 units, up 11.51 per cent, from 10,126 units sold in...
  • Audi to launch 5 new cars in India before September April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker Audi plans to launch five models in the next five months in India as it looks to retain leadership position in the Indian luxury car segment. The company, which sells various popular brands including A3 sedan and Q5 sports utility vehicle, posted a growth of...
  • India's newest state Telangana splurges on 21 Toyota Fortuner vehicles for its top officers April 2, 2015

    Hyderabad: Telangana government is splurging money on luxuries for its bureaucrats. In its latest order, the government has sanctioned 21 SUVs for district and joint collectors. The government says SUVs will help in better working of the officials; however the opposition has slammed the government for making unnecessary expenditures. Not only...
  • Honda unveils redesigned ultra-sporty Civic coupe April 2, 2015

    New York: If a sporty lime-green metallic coupe shown at the New York auto show is any indication, Honda isn't playing it safe with the Civic anymore. When the company last rolled out a new Civic four years ago, it took no risks. The car was panned for unremarkable looks and...
  • 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...
  • Ford Figo Aspire coming to India this year: An early preview of the compact sedan March 27, 2015

    After the success of the Ecosport, Ford India seems to have gotten into the habit of previewing its cars well before the launch and creating a buzz about the upcoming offerings. So with its plant in Sanand (Gujarat) now ready to begin operations, Ford India has officially showcased the upcoming...
  • Meet the 3 cars in 3 different categories that Ford is launching in India this year March 26, 2015

    At the inauguration of its new plant in Sanand, Gujarat, Ford announced its plans of launching three new cars in India. During the function, Ford displayed the Figo Aspire which will be its first product for 2015. Essentially the production version of the Figo sedan concept shown at the 2014...
  • Mercedes launches E-Class Cabriolet, CLS 250 CDI Coupe at Rs 76.50 lakh onwards in India March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz launched two models E-Class Cabriolet and CLS 250 CDI Coupe with diesel engine priced at Rs 78.50 lakh and Rs 76.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). "This is our second and third launch in this month. We are intensifying our product offensive in the Indian market by...
  • Porsche India launches Cayman GTS, Boxster GTS at Rs 1.17 crore, Rs 1.15 crore March 24, 2015

    The finest from Stuttgart are here to grace our land. Porsche India has just launched the much awaited GTS (Gran Turismo Sport) versions of its iconic sportscars, the Cayman and the Boxster. Priced at Rs 1.175 crore and Rs 1.15 crore ex-Delhi respectively, the new GTS cars are aimed...
  • Google not giving up on Glass, readying it for users: Eric Schmidt March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the sales of the debut version of Google Glass-the controversial wearable gadget- have been stalled for now, Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has said that the company isn't abandoning the project. Google had stopped selling its hi-tech Internet-connected eyeglass and shut down its Explorer program earlier this...
  • Toyota's new iRoad is a two-seater electric car March 23, 2015

    Vancouver: Steve Gundrum was grinning when he climbed out of a Toyota some might call a cross between a zippy scooter and an eco-friendly electric car. Gundrum was among the TED Conference attendees who test drove one of the company's i-ROAD prototype "personal mobility vehicles" on a course set up in...