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  • Car technology troublesome but important to buyers 2 days ago

    Detroit: Connecting a mobile phone and giving voice commands are still causing drivers problems, but new technology features will be highly desirable to buyers when they make their next new vehicle purchase, according to a study of auto dependability released on Wednesday. Looks and exterior design are still the top reasons...
  • Force India hope to debut new F1 car on Friday 2 days ago

    London: Force India will have a maximum of three days testing with their new Formula One car before the start of the season after the team said it would not debut in Spain until Friday. "The VJM08 will arrive in Barcelona on Friday morning and the final set up will take...
  • Government approves Motor Vehicles Act amendment bill 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The government is believed to have approved a bill, proposing amendments to the existing Motor Vehicles Act, to replace an Ordinance brought out last year for enabling plying of e-rickshaws in the National Capital. According to sources, the Cabinet this evening approved Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill to be tabled...
  • Minority shareholders voting on Gujarat plant in 6 months: Maruti January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India expects to obtain minority shareholders approval on its plans to let parent Suzuki Motor Corporation own and invest in its upcoming plant in Gujarat in the next six months. The company, which had delayed seeking the approval for the same, is awaiting the amendments to...
  • Tata Motors gears up to revive the Nano January 23, 2015

    Kolkata: Tata Motors is gearing up to revive the country's cheapest car Nano which is still on bumpy roads. "We are doing 2,000-2,500 units per month. It is below expectation and there is 'some product intervention (on Nano)' which is going to happen," Tata Motors sales head (south & east) Ashesh...
  • Tata Motors launches the Bolt hatchback in India at Rs 4.45 lakh onwards January 22, 2015

    Tata Motors have launched their latest resurrection weapon in the Indian market, the Bolt. After having tasted success with their mid-size sedan, the Zest, Tata Motors are now gunning for a sizeable share of the lucrative hatchback market. The Bolt is available from a starting price of Rs 4.45 lakh...
  • Chevrolet Bolt: General Motor's concept electric car can travel up to 320 kms on a single charge January 13, 2015

    Detroit: With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors sets up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own. GM unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a $30,000 concept...
  • Suzuki Chairman says Gujarat plant will be ready by 2017: Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Suzuki Motor Corp's new car manufacturing unit in Gujarat, being set up at an investment of Rs 4,000 crore, will be ready by 2017, its Chairman Osamu Suzuki said. "Currently we are constructing a new plant in Gujarat... we will complete it by 2017 with the support of Chief Minister...
  • Tata Bolt to be launched in India on January 20 December 29, 2014

    Tata Motors will launch the highly anticipated Bolt hatchback in India on January 20, 2015. The Indian marque has already started accepting bookings online for the Bolt. The Bolt has been built on the same platform as the Indica Vista X11. However, unlike the Vista which looked very much like...
  • Tata Motors starts online booking for the upcoming Bolt hatchback December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Motors has launched online bookings for its soon to be launched hatchback 'Bolt'. Customers can book the Bolt online by making a payment of Rs 11,000, Tata Motors said in a statement today. Bolt, which will be available in petrol and diesel variants, is the second brand new vehicle...
  • Bill to regularise e-rickshaw introduced in Lok Sabha December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, paving the way for such vehicles to ply in the national capital and other places. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2014, was introduced in the...
  • Overdrive: Review of Tata Bolt December 13, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we bring you the review of Tata Bolt. ...
  • Delhi rape: Nitin Gadkari opposes ban on cabs, says need to fix the system December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday opposed the ban on some taxi services saying there was a need to fix the system instead. Gadkari's remarks came in the backdrop of a Uber cab driver raping a 25-year-old MNC employee on December 5. Gadkari said, "Train main hua to...
  • Delhi: Major fire breaks out at TATA Motors godown December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A major fire broke down in Tata Motors godown in south Delhi's Mahipalpur area on Friday evening. Nearly 30 fire engines were sent to the spot to douse off the flames. No casualty has been reported. More information awaited. ...
  • Rubens Barrichello wins stock car title in Brazil December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Former Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello has won his first stock car title in Brazil. The 42-year-old Brazilian finished third in Sunday's season-ending race in Curitiba to secure the title in his second full season in the series. Barrichello finished eighth in the drivers' standings last season. It was Barrichello's...
  • Watch: Mark Webber survives horror crash in Brazil December 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Mark Webber was undergoing medical checks Sunday after a horrific crash during the final race of the World Endurance Championship in Brazil. The Australian's Porsche collided with Matteo Cressoni's Ferrari before slamming into a wall at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit, Xinhua reported. At the time of the incident, Webber was...
  • Overdrive: Tata Motors celebrates 60 years of truck manufacturing in Jamshedpur November 30, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, CNBC-TV 18 talks to Tata Motors Executive Director Ravi Pisharody about his experience with Tata Motors. ...
  • Final hearing of Singur land allocation case in SC today November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hold the final hearing in the case related to the land allocated for the Nano plant. Tata Motors had moved the Supreme Court seeking an order to restrain the West Bengal government from taking back and distributing land to farmers earlier allocated...
  • Rupee gains on foreign fund inflows November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee gained on Wednesday as heavy foreign fund buying of debt and equities boosted the local unit, but good demand for the greenback from state-run banks and caution ahead of retail inflation data prevented further gains. Foreign institutional investors have been buying both shares and debt in recent weeks,...
  • Delhi: Man hit by DTC bus to get over Rs 1.6 lakh compensation November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, who suffered injuries after being hit by a rashly-driven DTC bus, has been awarded over Rs 1.6 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). The tribunal directed United India Insurance Company Ltd, with which the bus was insured, to pay Rs 1,60,900 as compensation...
  • Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover engine factory gets a royal kickstart in Britain October 30, 2014

    Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover engine factory gets a royal kickstart in Britain. The Queen will be at the business park for the opening of the 500 million pound factory in wolverhampton. Full scale operations will start early next year. ...
  • Tamil Nadu opposes new Road Bill, says it encroaches upon state powers October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday vociferously opposed the proposed new Motor Vehicles Bill, saying it encroaches upon the financial, legislative and administrative powers of state governments. "The Bill erodes and encroaches upon the powers of the state government... A major change in the existing set-up has been proposed. "The...
  • Tata Bolt review: This is a car that will get noticed October 25, 2014

    Hypothetical situation - what if the Bolt did not have the Tata badge on it, would it make you look at this car a bit more keenly? Well you should. The Bolt then is what Tata Motors hopes will bring about a difference in the way it's perceived in the Indian...
  • SIAM, Tata Motors, Nissan welcome diesel deregulation October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Motors and Nissan Motor India, besides automobile industry body SIAM, on Tuesday welcomed the government's move to deregulate diesel prices in the country. "This is a long-awaited measure and I am extremely happy that the Prime Minister has seized the opportunity of...
  • Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff to compete in Race of Champions October 20, 2014

    London: The Race Of Champions is to feature its first female competitor as Williams F1 development driver Susie Wolff has signed up for the 2014 edition at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Originally from Oban in Scotland, Wolff spent seven years racing in Germany's DTM touring car...
  • Delhi: Nearly 60,000 women two-wheeler riders fined for not wearing helmets October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In just 35 days, close to 60,000 women two-wheeler and pillion riders in the capital have been issued traffic tickets for not wearing helmets, data from the Delhi Police has reveals. Sustained efforts by the police and general awareness have slowly brought the numbers down. An amendment to the...
  • Auto industry gives thumbs-up to deregulation of diesel prices October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Auto industry on Sunday welcomed the government's move to deregulate diesel prices, saying the clarity on fuel prices would help the manufacturers plan for future products and investments in a better way. "It is great that the government has been able to deregulate the diesel prices. Now the...
  • Overdrive: Catch all the action from 2014 Paris Motor Show October 11, 2014

    This week on Overdrive, we bring to you all the latest information and all of the latest cars - SUVs, MUVs that are trending at Paris Motor Show 2014 and grabbing headlines around the world. ...
  • Tesla unveils new Model S electric sedan variant with 'autopilot' features October 10, 2014

    Hawthorne: Tesla Motors on Thursday took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations. The company also said it will roll out an all-wheel drive option of the Model S sedan that can go from zero to 60...
  • India Inc to observe October 10 as 'Compliance' Day October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: India Inc will observe October 10 as the 'compliance day for laws', being organised as a part of the week-long series of deliberations and workshops around the across the country starting from Monday. Scoring anything short on 10 on 10 on compliance would render individual and organisations vulnerable on...