Hybrids

  • The Hero Leap hybrid scooter to go on sale in India by February 2015 June 24, 2014

    From having debuted at the 2012 Auto Expo as a concept, to finally being unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Hero Leap is finally flesh and bone. India's first very own hybrid scooter is expected to go on sale sometime around February 2015. We had earlier estimated its launch...
  • HP Pro X2 612: Windows-based tablet-laptop hybrid unveiled at Computex 2014 June 4, 2014

    Taipei: Microsoft unveiled two new Windows devices - a tablet-laptop hybrid and a seven-inch tablet - at Asia's largest tech show in Taiwan Wednesday. Tapping in to the "2-in-1" trend for laptops with detachable keyboards, which is a dominant theme at this year's Computex, the HP Pro X2 612 has a...
  • Asus unveils Transformer Book V, a 5-in-1 Windows-cum-Android hybrid device, at Computex 2014 June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Asus is taking convergence to a new level with what the company says is the world's first five-mode laptop. It features a Windows and Android laptop and tablet as well as an Android smartphone. A 5-inch smartphone docks into the 12.5-inch screen tablet that can be attached with...
  • Hybrid vehicles more fuel-efficient in India than US April 1, 2014

    Washington: Heavy traffic, few freeways and aggressive driving style - these road conditions in India are ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, a promising research led by a team of Indian-American scientists has shown. In two studies using real-world driving conditions, they found that hybrid cars are significantly more fuel-efficient...
  • Peugeot's air-powered hybrid car could reduce fuel bills by 80% February 27, 2014

    London: Hold your breath! French car maker Peugeot is all set to sell the first air-powered hybrid car from next year. With new 'Hybrid Air' engine system - the first to combine petrol with compressed air - the firm says the car could reduce petrol bills by 80 per cent when...
  • Auto Expo 2014: Mahindra XUV 500 hybrid showcased February 10, 2014

    Mahindra had showcased their intentions of moving onto alternative fuel technologies with the e2o and electric Verito at the Auto Expo 2012. The Indian manufacturer's latest offering now is the XUV500 hybrid. With this, the company has ventured into mass production of SUVs based on its hybrid electric technology systems. The XUV500...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Jaguar Land Rover lineup: F-TYPE Coupe, Range Rover LWB and Project 7 February 2, 2014

    While we're still reeling from the sheer aural and visual impact of the Jaguar F-TYPE drop top, Jaguar plans to send us back into a frenzy of poppin-n-cracking with the new F-TYPE coupe. The top of the line F-TYPE R will feature a new 550PS V8 which is 55PS more...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Mercedes-Benz lineup: Concept GLA, CLA45 AMG and M Guard January 30, 2014

    2013 was a good year for Mercedes-Benz. The company released a slew of new models and reclaimed its position as the top luxury manufacturer in India for a few months. The company plans to keep the momentum up for 2014 and will kick-start the year by showcasing the CLA-Class, GLA-Class...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Volkswagen lineup: Taigun, Tiguan, Passat and WRC car January 30, 2014

    Volkswagen has had a good 2013 in terms of launches with as many as eight new models and variants going on sale in India. The brand's Polo TSI has especially been well received. For the 2014 Auto Expo however, VW will not be showing any more updates but will have...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Hyundai lineup: Grand i10 sedan, i20, i20 WRC and Santa Fe January 30, 2014

    Hyundai will launch the Grand i10 sedan at the expo. Based on the Grand i10 hatchback, the sedan, which will replace the Accent in India, will be a little more spacious than the already roomy donor hatch and will rival other sub-4m sedans in its category such as the Dzire...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Tata lineup: Falcon4, Falcon5, Vista Tech and Aria January 31, 2014

    Tata Motors are updating most of their lineup and the Auto Expo will showcase most of these cars. The Falcon project cars will be on display, the hatchback as well as the compact sedan. The Falcon 4 is an updated version of the Vista and will continue to use the...
  • Auto Expo 2014 BMW lineup: M6 Gran coupe, i8, 3 Series GT and X5 January 30, 2014

    BMW is coming to the Auto Expo with guns blazing. The company will have an arsenal of both high performance vehicles and an environmentally conscious electric and hybrid machine. Just as we told you a few months ago, the German manufacturer will launch the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo at...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Audi lineup: A3 sedan, R18 e-tron quattro and special editions January 30, 2014

    Audi will be displaying over half-a-dozen cars at the Auto Expo, including the Le Mans winning race car R18 e-tron and the A3 sedan. The soon to be launched A3 sedan will be Audi's most compact offering in India. As of now the stripped Q3 S SUV with a manual...
  • Honda India Auto Expo 2014 lineup: Honda Mobilio, Jazz, Vision XS-1 January 30, 2014

    Honda seems to be on a roll, the Amaze is doing very well for them and the new City is already eyeing top spot in the C-segment. The car has launched before the Auto Expo but will be on display along with the various Modulo accessories specially made for it....
  • BMW i8 to be showcased at Auto Expo 2014 January 30, 2014

    The BMW i8 heralds a new breed of environmentally conscious hybrid sports cars that are both efficient and fun to drive. The i8 was launched at the 2013 Frankfurt Show for a price of Rs 86.72 lakh(before taxes and duties). That puts it in line with conventional sports cars like...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Maruti lineup: Celerio and iV4 January 30, 2014

    Maruti Suzuki have always taken the Auto Expo seriously, last time the company launched the Ertiga MPV and even displayed the XA Alpha concept SUV. For 2014, India's largest carmaker will launch yet another hatchback, the Celerio. It is the successor to the Alto worldwide and will replace the A-Star...
  • Ford to showcase a new global concept car at Auto Expo 2014 January 30, 2014

    The 12th New Delhi Auto Expo will be the venue for the unveiling of Ford's global concept vehicle. Based on a global design philosophy, this concept has been created specifically keeping in mind the needs of Indian costumers and other emerging markets. This car will give us an idea about the...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Toyota lineup: Toyota 86, Corolla, Etios Cross January 30, 2014

    Toyota will have a strong stand this time around at the expo. The company will be showcasing its new Corolla. The Corolla may have been the best selling nameplate in the world, however in India it hasn't exactly been a cash cow for its maker. More often than not, the...
  • Auto Expo 2014 Renault lineup: Duster, Fluence, Lodgy, Koleos and a new concept car January 30, 2014

    Renault plans to bring three facelifts and one all new car to the Auto Expo. The facelifts will comprise the updated Koleos SUV, Fluence and Duster, while the new car will be the Lodgy MUV. ...
  • Vaio Flip: Sony launches laptop-tablet hybrid devices at Rs 99,990 onwards January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Increasing its touch portfolio, Sony introduced the new Vaio Flip (F13N, F14N, F15N), which features a hinge that provides users with new ways to use their mobile PCs while still enjoying the full functionality of a traditional clamshell laptop. The new Vaio Flip is available in 13-inch, 14-inch...
  • Toyota stops Corolla Altis production; to launch new version January 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Car maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor has stopped production of its premier sedan Corolla Altis from this month as it gears up to roll out a new version in the next 4-5 months. According to industry sources, the company will showcase the model with added features...
  • Mercedes to unveil CLA 45 AMG sedan at Auto Expo 2014 January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on the success of its cars last year in India, German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz will showcase a range of products, including the CLA45 AMG sedan, at the upcoming Auto Expo. Outlining the company's plans for India's flagship auto show, the firm said...
  • Audi to debut A3 sedan at Auto Expo January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Buoyed by impressive sales last year in India, German luxury car maker Audi is gearing up to showcase a host of models, including the debut of its A3 sedan, at the upcoming Auto Expo. "We believe in being at the right place with the right product and experience for...
  • Honda to unveil Vision XS-1 crossover study model at Auto Expo January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Japanese auto major Honda will showcase a range of products, including the global unveiling of study model of a new crossover - Honda Vision XS-1, at the upcoming Auto Expo. Outlining the company's plans for India's flagship auto show, the firm said in a statement that it will globally...
  • Datsun to showcase a new concept car at Auto Expo 2014 January 30, 2014

    Apart from showcasing its hatchback GO and the derived MPV GO+ at the Auto Expo 2014, Datsun will also bring in a new concept car. The new concept car, Datsun says, will have an altogether different style as compared to its competitors in that segment. The GO hatchback, meanwhile, will be...
  • Volkswagen Taigun coming to India, to be showcased at Auto Expo 2014 January 30, 2014

    Volkswagen will be bringing in the Taigun SUV to the Auto Expo 2014 in India. In October 2012, Volkswagen had showcased a compact SUV concept at the Sao Paulo Motor Show and Overdrive was the first to report that its production version will be making its way to the Indian...