ELITISM

  • Tata Bolt to Hyundai Elite i20 Cross: Hatchbacks coming to India in 2015 January 7, 2015

    Besides being slotted as popular choices for first time car buyers, hatchbacks are a huge hit because of their compact dimensions and ease of driving. Not to mention the abundance of features that manufacturers are now offering with their cars. Key players as well as new ones in the market...
  • Hyundai increases car prices by up to Rs 1.27 lakh; Elite i20 gets dearer by Rs 29,814 January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India increased vehicle prices by up to Rs 1.27 lakh to partially offset the impact of high input costs and expiry of reduced excise duty concessions. "In these adverse market conditions, the price increase is necessitated on account of the higher excise duty and increased input cost,"...
  • Upcoming launches: Bikes and cars coming to India in 2015 December 29, 2014

    The Indian auto industry that is looking ahead for a smoother ride in 2015 is expected be more aggressive next year. And a couple of them have already decided the models they will be rolling out next year. Here is a list of the cars and bikes scheduled for the...
  • The biggest car launches of 2014 December 18, 2014

    The year 2014 that began with the biennial automotive show witnessed the launch of a wide range of cars targeted at masses. While Maruti launched its first new sedan car in seven years, Honda introduced its first MPV in 2014. Here is our list of the biggest car launches of...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 Cross likely to be launched in India by February 2015 December 8, 2014

    Various sightings of the Hyundai Elite i20 Cross testing around Chennai have led to much conjecture. Now Hyundai India has confirmed that the car will be launched in India around early 2015, most probably in the month of February. The i20 Cross will be followed by the launch of the...
  • Hyundai gets 56,000 bookings for Elite i20 in four months December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India today said it has received 56,000 bookings for its premium compact car Elite i20 within four months of its launch. Success of Elite i20 has further strengthened HMIL's position as a premium car manufacturer in India across segments, the company said in a statement. Hyundai Motor India...
  • Hyundai Elite i20-based crossover coming in early 2015 October 21, 2014

    It seems like carmakers who don't have a product to contend with the compact SUVs are resorting to converting their hatchbacks into make-do crossovers with rugged looking body kits and roof rails. More than a smart move, it seems like a desperate attempt to gain some market share. While such...
  • Overdrive: Review of Hyundai Elite i20 August 23, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we review the Hyundai Elite i20. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 TVC hits 1 million views on YouTube August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country's largest exporter and the secondlargest car manufacturer, achieved a new milestone with the launch of the allnew Elite i20. The latest television commercial for Elite i20 is slick, fastpaced and has already crossed Half a Million views on YouTube in a...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 review: An evolutionary product that could take the competition back to the drawing board August 19, 2014

    The Indian automotive industry is showing some signs of recovery, the last couple of months has sales graphs climbing steadily north. Make no mistake however, this is not a blanket growth. Not every manufacturer is showing a coming back to form, the buoyancy is coming in from a handful of...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Volkswagen Polo vs Fiat Punto August 12, 2014

    The Maruti Suzuki Swift may have kickstarted the premium hatchback segment in India, but the car that gave the segment its definition is the Hyundai i20. With a kit brimming with features and quality to match, the i20 became popular almost instantly. In fact, it's gained so much popularity in...
  • Hyundai launches Elite i20 in India at Rs 4.89 lakh August 11, 2014

    Hyundai has launched the Elite i20 at Rs 4.89 lakh exDelhi, with the top spec diesel variant priced at Rs 7.67 lakh. The new car now comes in four variants Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. Each trim comes with a 1.2litre Kappa Petrol with Dual VTVT or a 1.4litre...
  • Hyundai Elite i20: 5 things you should know about the upcoming Hyundai car August 11, 2014

    Hyundai, as is their custom close to any launch from their end, are making quite the noise lately what with all those tantalising leaked images, spy shots or details. This time it's a familiar car, the i20. Make no mistake though. This is the allnew i20 which the carmakers...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 to be launched in India today August 11, 2014

    After much tantalising and teasing, the replacement for Hyundai India's popular premium hatchback will hit showrooms today with an allnew design. Said design is based on the 'stormedge' philosophy that was first employed in India in the new Santa Fe. From the recent spy shots that hit the web, we...
  • Hyundai Elite i20: 5 things you should know about the upcoming Hyundai car August 7, 2014

    Hyundai, as is their custom close to any launch from their end, are making quite the noise lately what with all those tantalising leaked images, spy shots or details. This time it's a familiar car, the i20. Make no mistake though. This is the allnew i20 which the carmakers...
  • Hyundai India releases sketches of the upcoming Elite i20 August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Just a day after we showed you pictures of an uncamouflaged i20 testing, Hyundai has released sketches of the car. Called the Elite i20, the new car will have its first unveiling in India on August 11. Prices, trims and other details are also expected to be revealed on...
  • Celkon launches Android KitKatbased Millennium Power Q3000, Elite Q470 smartphones at Rs 8,999, Rs 11,999 July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Celkon Mobiles today launched two new phones under its new 'Millennium' smartphone range, powered by the latest Android KitKat operating system. The two smartphones Power Q3000 and Elite Q470 are priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 11,999, respectively. "Currently India is facing a needgap of slim smartphones...
  • Washington: Indian scientist inducted into elite group of professors June 9, 2014

    Washington: An eminent IndianAmerican space scientist has been inducted into an elite group of professors by the University of North Dakota for his contribution in the field of space research. Dr Santhosh K Seelan of the Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota (UND) was inducted recently into...
  • Umpire Billy Bowden back on ICC's elite panel May 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Billy Bowden was restored to the International Cricket Council's elite panel of umpires on Thursday just a year after being dropped from the list. Bowden, best known for his 'crooked' finger method of dismissal, had been on the panel for a decade but was dropped after officials deemed he'd...
  • Billy Bowden returns to Emirates Elite Panel of ICC umpires May 1, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC on Thursday announced the Emirates Elite Panel of umpires for 20142015, commencing from July 1, following the annual review and selection process. The only change in the panel from last year is the return of Billy Bowden who has replaced Tony Hill. Hill had stepped down from the...
  • Open Mike: Is the urban elite still indifferent to elections? April 3, 2014

    Just days to go before the Lok Sabha election, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Oval Maidan in South Mumbai as part of a special series 'Open Mike' to take the views of the residents over the participation of the urban elite in the upcoming general election. ...
  • TN: Engineering students create record for making pollution masks March 3, 2014

    Coimbatore: Students of a local engineering college on Monday created a world record by making 2,493 handmade pollution masks in 30 minutes. Three hundred students of the Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology entered into the UK-based 'Elite World Records' on achieving the feat, for which they were awarded...
  • Is 'RoboCop' remake relying only on good marketing? February 12, 2014

    The original 1987 'RoboCop' Dutch director Paul Verhoeven's first Hollywood film, isn't so much a movie to revere as a bit of brutalism to behold. It had a grim comic vibe, satirizing the savagery of both corporate bloodthirstiness and justiceseeking rampages. Paul Weller's RoboCop was a technoFrankenstein created to tame...
  • Tony Hill quits international umpiring January 9, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand's Tony Hill has stepped down from the ICC's elite panel of umpires and will join New Zealand Cricket in coaching umpires. The 62yearold stood in 40 Test matches, 96 oneday internationals and 17 Twenty20s during 15 years of international umpiring. He made his international umpiring debut in 1998 and...
  • American Football league to make India debut July 15, 2013

    Hyderabad: American Football will be making its debut in cricketcrazy India with Elite Football League of India (EFLI) season scheduled to take place in December this year. Six teams from India and one each from Pakistan and Sri Lanka will vie for the top honours in EFLI, announced league investor and...
  • PCB drops Rauf from list recommended for ICC umpires' panels July 13, 2013

    Karachi: The international career of tainted umpire Asad Rauf appears to be over after the Pakistan Cricket Board refused to nominate his name for the ICC's international and elite panels of officials. The ICC is set to decide on July 15, in a meeting in Nagpur, the fresh list of...