CARS

  • Meet the 3 cars in 3 different categories that Ford is launching in India this year 17 hours 56 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Car with alcohol testers in the making; won't let you drive if you are high 4 days ago

    New York: Researchers are working on an in-built blood alcohol level tester that can prevent people under its influence from driving. The team at the University of Michigan studied the impact of installing these alcohol ignition interlock devices in all newly-purchased vehicles over a 15-year period. Their estimates of injury prevention and...
  • Tips & Tricks: 18 things that you should have in your car and why 1 week ago

    You car is like a third home to you (that is if you consider your workplace as a second home) and a home needs necessities extending beyond what it usually has. Some in this list of 18 could be things that you already have in your car, whereas a few...
  • Indian government revokes ban on private vehicles over 15 years old March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: This should ring in as good news for people who own or collect old cars and motorcycles. The Government of India has announced that there will be no ban on private vehicles that are older than 15 years. However, it proposes to reduce the time gap in between fitness...
  • Hyundai i20 Active crossover launched in India at Rs 6.38 lakh onwards March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The i20 Active, a crossover-styled vehicle based on the Elite i20, has been launched in India at prices (ex-showroom Delhi) starting at Rs 6.38 lakh for the petrol variants and Rs 7.63 lakh for the diesel options. The i20 Active boasts a higher ground clearance, a more rugged...
  • 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...
  • Oregon woman sets herself on fire, crashes car, jumps off bridge - and lives March 16, 2015

    An Oregon woman who set herself on fire while driving, crashed her car on an interstate and then jumped off a highway bridge to a park below, survived the ordeal and was being treated at Portland area hospital, police said on 13th March. Another driver reported in an emergency call to...
  • The new Mini Cooper S 3-door launched in India at Rs 34.65 lakh March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After launching the diesel powered 3-and 5-door Cooper models, Mini have opened sales of the Cooper S 3-door in India. The new Mini Cooper S 3-door (that's the only available version as of now) comes in via the CBU route and is priced at Rs 34.65 lakh, ex-showroom,...
  • 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...
  • Self-driving car prepares for 5,600-km US road trip March 15, 2015

    Auburn Hills: Call it a preview of the cross-country road trip of the future. An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon be making a 3,500-mile (5,600-kilometre) journey across the US. A person will sit behind the wheel at all times but won't touch it unless there's...
  • Photos: An early look at the upcoming Hyundai i20 Active March 14, 2015

    The Elite i20 has a new cousin - the i20 Active. Contrary to what its name might suggest, the i20 Active is a crossover based on the Elite i20 and so its natural rivals are other puffed-up hatchbacks like the Etios Cross, the Cross Polo and the Fiat Avventura. But...
  • Kota businessman donates SUV to garbage March 13, 2015

    Upset with the performance of his car worth 10 lakh rupees and its after sales service, a businessman from Kota has donated it for garbage collection to a village Panchayat in Ramganjmandi. ...
  • Hyundai i20 Active to be launched in India on March 17 March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Elite i20 based i20 Active is ready to hit the market on March 17, 2015. The test mules of the hatchback-derived crossover have been spotted testing around Hyundai's plant in Chennai for the past few months as the vehicle gets ready for its global debut. The Hyundai i20...
  • Toyota recalls cars, SUVs over steering control, software issues March 12, 2015

    Detroit: Toyota is recalling 112,500 cars and SUVs to fix problems with electric power steering controls and electric vehicle software. The largest of two recalls announced Wednesday covers about 110,000 2015 Camry midsize sedans and Highlander SUVs, as well as 2014 and 2015 RAV4 SUVs. Toyota says a circuit board in the...
  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift launched at Rs 27.95 lakh in India March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Mercedes-Benz has launched the facelifted B-Class in India at Rs 27.95 lakh (ex-Mumbai) for the 180 Sport variant and Rs 28.95 lakh (ex-Mumbai) for the B 200 CDI Sport. Meanwhile, the new A-Class will also be hitting showrooms. The A 200CDI Sport is priced at Rs 26.95 lakh while...
  • A concept tyre that could generate electricity to power cars March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: A concept tyre introduced at the recently concluded Geneva Auto Show is capable of generating electricity that could power the very electric car it is fitted into. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced the concept tire, BHO3, which offers the possibility to help recharge the batteries of electric cars...
  • 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...
  • Facebook unlikely to get into car-making, solar power; CEO Zuckerberg focuses on providing Internet connectivity around the world March 5, 2015

    New York: No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems. Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is "pretty focused." Apple has created phones,...
  • Here's how you can reduce electric car 'range anxiety' March 4, 2015

    London: The one thing that is always on the mind of drivers while buying a battery electric vehicle (BEV) is the range of the vehicle. Researchers call it "range anxiety" - the fear of becoming stranded with an empty battery. However, hands-on BEV experience can reduce drivers' stress, a new study...
  • Apple considering settlement with electric car battery maker over talent poaching dispute March 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division. Apple is exploring how to make an electric car and has been hiring engineers with deep expertise in...
  • Qualcomm seeks to pave road to marriage of cars and smartphones March 3, 2015

    Detroit: Qualcomm Inc, a maker of smartphone chips and software, unveiled on Monday fourth-generation LTE modems that will enable cars to stay better-connected wirelessly to cloud-based services via the Web. Cars using the new technology should be on the market within a few years' time. Qualcomm's Snapdragon X12 and X5 modems are...
  • Pedestrian succumbs to injuries after being hit by Haryana CM's convoy March 3, 2015

    Karnal: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's convoy hit a pedestrian in Karnal on Monday night, who later succumbed to his injuries. The incident occurred when the Chief Minister's convoy was travelling from Chandigarh to Delhi. The PCR car escorting Khattar reportedly lost control at a turn and hit a...
  • Apple car to fuel 'car of future' debate at Geneva car show March 1, 2015

    New Delhi:The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with...