Motors

  • Hyundai Elite i20 TVC hits 1 million views on YouTube 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country's largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer, achieved a new milestone with the launch of the all-new Elite i20. The latest television commercial for Elite i20 is slick, fast-paced and has already crossed Half a Million views on YouTube in a...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • NASCAR champion Stewart kills dirt-track driver, no charges pending August 11, 2014

    Veteran NASCAR champion Tony Stewart retreated from competition on Sunday after he struck and killed an aggrieved young driver walking on a dirt track in a low-stakes race, in an incident highlighting the risks and bravado around car racing. Authorities in New York state said that they had found no evidence...
  • Overdrive: The all new Zest is waiting to be unleashed July 20, 2014

    The all new Zest is waiting to be unleashed. The design of the new Gen Tata Cars is headed by Pratap Bose. This is a very important sedan for Tata Motor. ...
  • Changes to Motor Vehicle Act delayed; Nitin Gadkari seeks more time July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act is likely to be delayed by a couple of months as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has said it needs three months to review the current Act and thereafter will introduce it afresh in Parliament. ...
  • Is motor vehicle law applicable to e-rickshaws: SC asks Centre July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy relating to the plying of battery operated e-rickshaws on Monday reached the Supreme Court which wanted to know from the Centre whether the law regulating motor vehicles was applicable to this mode of transport. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Centre has...
  • Overdrive: Review of Honda Mobilio July 6, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we review the Honda Mobilio. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Tata Motors to launch a couple of models each year till 2020 July 5, 2014

    Gurgaon: Tata Motors is looking at launching a couple of models each year till 2020 as the company looks to ramp up its portfolio in the competitive Indian car market. "We are working on a product strategy that started last year. The plan is to bring a couple of new...
  • Overdrive: Mercedes ML63 AMG vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo June 21, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we bring to you the comparison between the Mercedes ML63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Also on the show, we visit Volkswagen Polo R Cup Fitness Camp. Get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Naidu woos Hero MotoCorp to set up plant in Andhra Pradesh June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh government is wooing country's largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp to set up a plant in the state. N Chandrababu Naidu, the newly elected Chief Minister of the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh, has called Hero MotoCorp MD&CEO Pawan Munjal to set up their new proposed South India...
  • Managing Rural Development Ministry a difficult task, admits Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC TV18, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that unlike Ministry of Transport, handling the Ministry of Rural Development is a difficult task for him. Gadkari also said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We...
  • Will amend Motor Vehicle Act within a month: Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he will amend the Motor Vehicle Act within a month. He said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We will amend it within a month." He added, "I have a study report based...
  • Fate of 2,600 workers in Bengal hangs in the balance as Ambassador production stops June 17, 2014

    Kolkata: With the iconic Ambassador car being phased out, the future of workers at the Hindustan Motor's Uttarpara factory in West Bengal now is uncertain. They haven't received wages for the past six months and now have lost their jobs as well. It was the symbol of India's rich and...
  • West Bengal: Ambassador plant closed, workers face an uncertain future June 9, 2014

    It was a Saturday and 52-year-old Subhash Paul was at home when he heard that the factory where he worked for 32 years is now shut. The cycle that he had been using for almost three decades to come to work was lying outside. He grabbed it and rushed to...
  • Thane: Two-wheeler Co asked to pay Rs 50,000 for deficient service June 9, 2014

    Thane: A consumer forum has ordered a motorcycle manufacturing company to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to a customer for deficient services. Monesh Mishra, a resident of Vasai town in Thane district, had complained to District Consumer Redressal Forum that on May 5, 2011, his two-wheeler met with an accident as...
  • Overdrive: Inside TATA Motors European Technical Centre June 8, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, CNN-IBN takes you through the TATA Motors European Technical Centre in UK. Also on the show, we review BMW 2014 X5 and get you all the world motoring news. ...
  • General Motors launches limited edition Chevrolet Spark in India at Rs 3.44 lakh onwards June 7, 2014

    General Motors has launched the limited edition Chevy spark that falls in the range of Rs 3.44 and 3.99 lakh. Facing stiff competition from Hyundai Eon, Nissan Micra and Maruti Alto K10, Chevrolet decided to inject a new lease of life into its ageing hatchback. The updates are mere cosmetic changes...
  • GM launches Spark limited edition at Rs 3.44 lakh onwards June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: General Motors India launched a limited edition of its entry level compact car Chevrolet Spark priced up to Rs 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new edition, having additional features such as outside rear-view mirrors with integrated turn signals, will be priced between Rs 3.44 and 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi),...
  • Motor Vehicle Bill to be re-drafted in a month, says Nitin Gadkari June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Motor Vehicle Bill will be re-drafted within a month in line with advanced international practices to enhance road safety, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. His comments come within days of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's death in a road accident in...
  • Overdrive: Review of BMW M3 & M4, Mercedes-Benz C250 Diesel June 1, 2014

    In this episode of overdrive, we review the 2014 BMW M3 and M4and also Mercedes-Benz C250 Diesel. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Saying goodbye to the good old Ambassador car: 17 reasons why we'll always love and miss the grand old lady of Indian roads May 28, 2014

    India's oldest car factory has abruptly suspended production of the hulking Ambassador sedan that has a nearly seven-decade history as the car of the Indian elite. It was unclear how long manufacturing will be on hold, but Kolkata-based Hindustan Motors said it hopes to resume making the so-called 'Amby' after...
  • Hindustan Motors suspends production of India's once iconic Ambassador car May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The maker of India's Ambassador car has suspended production, citing debt and lack of demand for the iconic vehicle which came to define the country's political class, a company official said Sunday. Hindustan Motors, India's oldest car maker, shut down its factory on Saturday at Uttarpara in West Bengal...
  • UP government to levy 'green tax' on old vehicles May 21, 2014

    All motor vehicles more than 15-years old will have to pay green tax in Uttar Pradesh soon, officials said. The state cabinet has given a go ahead to the amendment in the UP Motor Vehicles Act and it has been decided that all such vehicles that have completed 15 years after...
  • GM recalls another 2.6 million vehicles globally May 21, 2014

    Detroit: General Motors Co on Tuesday said that it is recalling another 2.6 million vehicles globally, raising the number of vehicles it has recalled so far this year to almost 15.4 million. The four recalls are the latest announced by the largest US automaker, the highest profile of which is the...
  • Former DMK minister held for 'violating' model code of conduct May 4, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Former DMK minister Suba Thangavelan was arrested on Sunday under provisions of Motor Vehicles Act for violating the poll code and canvassing for the party candidate in a convoy of over 12 vehicles, police said. Thangavelan was canvasing for party candidate Mohamed Jaleel on Arpil 20 at Kulanur for the...
  • Toyota Karnataka plant re-opens after a month long lock down, production starts April 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Toyota's production woes are finally over and the car maker has restarted operations in its Karnataka plant starting Tuesday. The shutters of Toyota Kirloskar Motors' Karnataka plant are finally open after a 37-day long hiatus. It all started on March 16 when the company responded to an alleged internal...
  • T1 Prima Truck racing championship: New chapter in Indian motorsports April 5, 2014

    The first ever truck racing was organised in US way back in 1979. However, truck racing became an international sporting event after it evolved in Europe. The truck racing event was held at Buddh International Circuit. Six teams and 12 world class drivers participated in the race. ...
  • Honda, Tata, Mahindra looking to hike car prices next month March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda Cars India and Tata Motors are looking to increase prices of their models from next month, mainly to offset higher input and operational costs. "We are actively contemplating increasing the prices of our vehicles in April due to increase in input and operational costs,"...
  • Toyota's $1.2 billion settlement may be model for US probe into GM March 20, 2014

    Toyota Motor Corp will pay a record $1.2 billion to resolve a criminal probe into safety issues, in a deal that could serve as a template for how US authorities approach a similar investigation into General Motors Co. The settlement between the Justice Department and Toyota includes an admission by the...