Autos

  • TVS Scooty Zest review: A fun, light and agile scooter 1 week ago

    The Scooty is a big brand name at TVS. In many ways it was synonymous with the girls' scooter as a generic name for a while. TVS does make two Scootys right now, but this scooter here is all new and TVS says it is aimed at young girls who...
  • Five Indian firms among Forbes' most innovative companies August 21, 2014

    New York: Five Indian companies, including Hindustan Unilever and Tata Consultancy Services, are among Forbes' list of the world's 100 most innovative companies that investors think are most likely to "generate big, new growth ideas". The annual 'World's Most Innovative Companies' list, released on Wednesday, has been topped by California-based global...
  • 'Boyfriend ke saath baith kar bhaiya kehna manaa hai': 16 funniest statements you'll find written on auto rickshaws in India August 16, 2014

    An auto rickshaw ride is the easiest way to travel in a busy city. After bargaining heavily and getting rejected by more than three autos, when you finally get an auto-wallah who complies, it is nothing short of an achievement. Once you're inside an auto rickshaw you'll realise how easily...
  • Tata Zest review: A highly competent car that can match the Xcent, Amaze or Dzire August 12, 2014

    The Zest has been drawn from the ground up, keeping all of Tata Motors' baggage from the past aside. Work on this car began nearly three years ago involving over 6,000 engineers and technicians spread across 11 technical centers in five countries. That might seem like a lot of manpower...
  • Thane: Techie jumps out of auto to foil abduction bid; seriously hurt August 5, 2014

    Thane: A 24-year-old software professional suffered serious injuries, when she jumped to safety from a moving auto-rickshaw in Thane after the driver allegedly tried to abduct her, police said. The incident took place on Friday when Swapnali Lad, a TCS employee, was on her way back to her home. Around 9.15...
  • Adityapur Auto Cluster in Jharkhand to come up soon July 16, 2014

    Jharkhand's first auto-cluster, the Adityapur Auto Cluster (AAC), is all set to start functioning in the next couple of months, a senior official said on Wednesday. The Adityapur Small Industries Association (ASIA) was engaged in giving the finishing touches to the project aimed at developing industrial infrastructure facilities in the Adityapur...
  • Android app PoochO lets commuters in Delhi locate, hire autorickshaws nearest to them July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Now you can use your smartphone to hire an autorickshaw in the national Capital with a new App "Pooch-O", which was launched by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Delhi Intergrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS) has develped "Pooch-O", which will now allow users to locate autos, fitted with GPS, nearest to...
  • Lindsay Lohan sues 'Grand Theft Auto V' makers over Lacey Jonas character July 3, 2014

    New York: Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the Grand Theft Auto video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission. Lohan's lawsuit was filed Wednesday in a Manhattan court. Grand Theft Auto V game maker Take-Two Interactive...
  • Lindsay Lohan sues makers of 'Grand Theft Auto V' video game July 3, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the popular "Grand Theft Auto V" video game, saying it used her likeness without permission, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday. Lohan accused New York-based Take-Two Interactive Software Inc and its label Rockstar Games of creating a look-alike character named Lacey...
  • Cars running Android Auto coming later this year, says Google June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Google, at its seventh annual developers conference, introduced Android Auto, a version of its popular Android operating system tailored to work with cars. Google said on Wednesday the first cars running Android Auto will hit showrooms later this year, after the Internet search giant signed on 40 auto-industry partners...
  • Gang of auto-lifters active in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad busted June 14, 2014

    With the arrest of four persons, the police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang of auto-lifters active in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad. The accused have been identified as Ajit, Naveen, residents of Ghaziabad, Rajkumar and Monu, both residents of Bulandshar district, all aged between 22 and 30 years. The police...
  • 10-year-old Indian-origin prodigy graduates US high school June 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: A home-schooled 10-year-old Indian-origin genius has surprised one and all by becoming one of the youngest ever in the US to graduate high school. Tanishq Abraham, a native of Sacramento, California, received his high school diploma at a private ceremony at California Auto Museum on Sunday. Home-schooled since the age...
  • 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 double parts sourcing from India; eyes over Rs 800 cr June 3, 2014

    Japanese car giant Honda plans to nearly double sourcing of auto components, including engine parts, from India to over Rs 800 crore during 2014-15. The company's wholly-owned subsidiary Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) is also planning to double exports of vehicles from the country to other parts of the world. "We are...
  • Auto driver killed by son for stopping him from taking drugs May 29, 2014

    An auto driver was killed allegedly by his son for stopping him from taking drugs in Govind Nagar area, police said. The incident took place on Wednesday after an argument broke out between Ramkumar(58) and his son Vinay, following which the accused attacked his father with bricks and smashed his face...
  • Burglary, seven auto theft incidents reported from different parts of Noida May 10, 2014

    A burglary, two snatching incidents and seven auto thefts were reported from different parts of Noida and Greater Noida on Thursday night, police said. At Chipiana village, criminals struck at the house of Bittoo on Thursday night and held the family members captive at gun point and robbed four mobile phones, Rs...
  • 2015 Chevrolet Cruze to debut at New York International Auto Show April 14, 2014

    The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will debut at the New York International Auto Show to be held this month. The new Cruze has received exterior style changes, interior revisions and connectivity upgrades. The new model will be available in LS, LT, RS and LTZ models. An eco and diesel model will...
  • Auto driver who carried Kejriwal from Mumbai airport fined March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Police on Wednesday fined the driver of the autorickshaw, which ferried AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to suburban Andheri railway station from airport, for violation of the Motor Vehicle Act by carrying more than three passengers. After landing here, Kejriwal boarded the autorickshaw to travel a five-km distance to the railway...
  • केजरीवाल ने की ऑटो की सवारी, समर्थकों ने मचाया कोहराम March 12, 2014

    महाराष्ट्र में चुनाव प्रचार के लिए दो दिवसीय दौरे पर बुधवार को मुंबई पहुंचे आम आदमी पार्टी के नेता अरविंद केजरीवाल ने विमान से उतरने के बाद हवाई अड्डे से ऑटोरिक्शा लिया और लोकल ट्रेन पकड़ने के लिए अंधेरी रेलवे स्टेशन पहुंचे। हवाईअड्डे पर बड़ी संख्या में उमड़े आप कार्यकर्ताओं ने...
  • Kejriwal to start LS poll campaign from Mumbai, to travel in local trains, auto-rickshaws March 11, 2014

    Living up to his common man image, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will kickstart his Lok Sabha campaign in Mumbai on Wednesday by using public transport to reach out to voters, the party said on Tuesday. After landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Kejriwal will catch an auto-rickshaw to go to...
  • Geneva Auto Show 2014: Audi unveils TT Quattro Sport Concept March 9, 2014

    Audi has revealed the TT Quattro Sport Concept at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The face of the TT concept is defined by the massive trapezoidal grille, huge air intakes and a carbon-fibre reinforced polymer front splitter which helps in increasing downforce. The matrix headlights have received an LED upgrade. The...
  • 2015 Ford Focus to be unveiled at Geneva Auto Show 2014 February 27, 2014

    Ford will unveil the new Focus at the Geneva Show to be held next month. The car is said to have an emotive exterior design, new interiors and better fuel economy figures than the outgoing model. The new Focus comes with the One Ford global design language. The front gets a...
  • Bajaj plans to launch its four-wheeler 'autorickshaw' RE60; expected to be priced around Rs 2 lakh February 24, 2014

    Mumbai: It's got four wheels and seatbelts, but Bajaj Auto, the creator of India's first quadricycle, would rather you didn't call it a car. Bajaj Auto is marketing the RE60 as a more stable and comfortable alternative to the three-wheeled autorickshaws ubiquitous on India's roads even though it looks like a...
  • Agra: Auto driver kills wife, commits suicide February 22, 2014

    An auto driver murdered his American wife and then committed suicide in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The couple were married last October. The police said the couple had had difficulties in their marriage for the past few months. ...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Auto industry hoping for surprise from North Block February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Expectations are running high that despite limitations, Finance Minister P Chidambaram would make one last ditch attempt to revive the manufacturing sector when he presents the last economic statement, the vote on account on Monday. Despite numerous snubs in the past, the auto industry is still hoping for...
  • Auto Expo ends with optimism; 5.61 lakh people visited the show February 12, 2014

    Greater Noida: The curtains came down on the 12th edition of India's flagship automobile show, Auto Expo, here with the industry hoping that positivity around the spectacle will spark a revival in demand after a prolonged slump in sales. The week-long show witnessed 70 unveilings, of which 26 were global...