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  • Mercedes-Benz launches new brand to sell old cars December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Boosted by a 39 per cent rise in used car sales till the September quarter at 1,700 units and sensing a huge opportunity in this space, Mercedes-Benz India launched a separate brand to cash in on the pre-owned car market. The country's largest luxury carmaker will sell pre-owned cars under...
  • Maruti Suzuki to launch new Alto K10 in India next month October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: With an eye on reviving growth in its bread and butter mini car segment, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will launch a new version of its Alto K10 equipped with automated gear shift next month. Maruti is positioning new car as a mass market product equipped...
  • Toyota launches new hatchback Etios Liva, sedan Etios at Rs 4.76 lakh onwards October 15, 2014

    Toyota has launched refreshed versions of the Etios sedan and Etios Liva hatch. Prices start at Rs 4.76 lakh for the Liva petrol and go up to Rs 6.95 lakh for the top-end Liva diesel. The base Etios petrol meanwhile starts at Rs 5.74 lakh while the range topping diesel...
  • Audi to launch 11 new cars by 2018 December 29, 2013

    Audi is planning to invest a total of around 22 billion (Rs 1.88 lakh crore) in new models, innovative technologies and its worldwide production infrastructure in the next five years. The company's German sites will benefit from the largest technical development and investment programme in the company's history more than...
  • Nextgen Ford Figo to also have a sedan variant, may also come to India November 10, 2013

    For many years the Figo has been Ford India's bread and butter model, and has stayed largely unchanged over the years. But that is changing with the popularity of the EcoSport. Ford, however, is now looking at a new generation of the Figo, the tests of which have already started in...
  • Tata Motors launches 8 new improved models June 19, 2013

    Tata Motors has launched eight products to mark 'HorizonNext', its new strategy for its passenger car business. 'HorizonNext' is all about evolution rather than revolution. So, not surprisingly, all the eight products showcased at the company's plant in Pune encompassing cars and utility vehicles, are refreshes rather than allnew products. These...
  • Audi launches new R8 in India at Rs 1.35 crore onwards January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Luxury car maker Audi launched a new version of super sports car R8 in India, priced between Rs 1.35 crore and Rs 1.74 crore (exshowroom, Delhi). "First month of 2013 already saw the launch of new Audi Q5 and I am confident that with...
  • 2012 Ford Figo launched in India Rs 3.84 lakh onwards October 16, 2012

    Ford has launched the facelifted Figo in India. Prices start from Rs 3.85 lakh for the petrol trim and Rs 4.81 lakh for the diesel, exDelhi. The new Figo boasts of having a redesigned bumper and headlamp design. There are new alloy wheels on offer and revised tail lamps. Inside,...
  • Six new cars to be launched in India this week October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The beleaguered auto industry is pinning hopes on the festive season sales to bring the muchneeded cheer and have lined up a series of new launches to woo customers in the coming days. Within this week, the domestic automobile market will see as many...
  • General Motors to launch two new cars this year July 11, 2012

    Kochi: General Motors India will launch two new vehicles this year despite a "sluggish" market, a top company official said today. Even though the market is sluggish due to high interest rates and soaring petrol prices, GM will launch a new Chevrolet during SeptemberOctober, and a new multipurpose vehicle by...
  • Marussia clear final crash test hurdle March 7, 2012

    London: Marussia were given the allclear to start the Formula One season after their new car passed the final mandatory crash test on Tuesday. The Russianlicensed team, who gave the MR01 its track debut in a filming day at Silverstone on Monday, said in a statement they had cleared the last...
  • Marussia debut new car pending final crash test March 5, 2012

    London: Marussia gave their new Formula One car its track debut at Silverstone on Monday despite it still having to overcome a final crash test hurdle before the opening race of the season in Australia next week. The Russianlicensed former Virgin Racing team said in a statement that the Cosworthpowered MR01...
  • No preseason testing for HRT, Karthikeyan March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Narain Karthikeyan will have to wait till the Formula One season opener in Melbourne to get his hands on HRT's new car, with the Spanish outfit failing to get the F112 ready in time for the final two days of preseason testing on Saturday and Sunday. Karthikeyan, who signed...
  • Marussia to miss final preseason F1 test February 28, 2012

    London: Marussia will miss Formula One's final preseason test in Barcelona this week because their new car has failed a mandatory crash test, the Russianlicensed team said on Monday. Marussia, formerly Virgin Racing, said the MR01 car had failed the final test after passing 17 previous ones. Under new rules...
  • Newey waits for new Mercedes to reveal secrets February 17, 2012

    London: Mercedes gave their new Formula One car a track debut away from prying eyes on Thursday amid lingering suspicions that the late arrival meant the team had something to hide from copycat rivals. The team said Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg each did 50km at Silverstone circuit for what...
  • Vettel predicts tight fight for F1 title February 6, 2012

    Milton Keynes, England: Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel dismissed the prospect of running away with a third straight driver's title, predicting on Monday a more competitive season because of rule changes that have cost Red Bull a precious advantage. Vettel dominated the 2011 championship, winning the title by 122 points from...
  • Teams optimistic ahead of F1 launch time January 31, 2012

    London: Expect a fresh wave of optimism, with teams and drivers gamely talking up their prospects before the bitter chill of reality changes the body language, when Formula One's launch season picks up speed this week. McLaren, Ferrari and Force India will be following early starters Caterham in taking the...
  • HRT on course for testing in February December 18, 2011

    London: Formula One stragglers HRT expect to have their new car ready for preseason testing in February for the first time since they entered the sport in 2010. The Spanishowned team barely made the start of their debut season and were unable to do any laps with their new car...
  • Force India unveil new car, eye more success February 9, 2010

    Milan: Force India unveiled their new car on Tuesday, saying greater stability than other Formula One teams would boost their chances this season. Vijay Mallya's team finished ninth out of 10 last season but improved significantly in the closing stages and are bullish for 2010 despite missing a deadline to file...
  • GM to launch another small car in two years March 18, 2008

    New Delhi: From less than a 1 per cent market share a year ago, General Motors today commands 3 per cent of the Indian car market. Now the car maker is looking at going smaller and cheaper to triple its market share in the next 23 years. Enthused by the...
  • Auto Show: Chevrolet's Captiva set to rule Indian road February 9, 2008

    There is particular breed of vehicle that makes perfect sense for Indian road. ...
  • Skoda launches Superb's new variant; cuts prices September 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Premium carmaker Skoda India on Friday launched a new variant of its luxury sedan Superb at a price of Rs 20.41 lakh (exshowroom Delhi), nearly Rs 2 lakh lower than the existing variant Superb Elegante diesel. The new variant 'Superb Comfort' is the third upgrade on Superb. It has...
  • Four 'underdog' cars that got overlooked and why July 18, 2007

    Mumbai: In the Indian car market, there are lots of cars that despite being technically brilliant, just haven't found favour with the Indian car buying public. The Maruti Baleno is an excellent example of this. So, here's a list of cars that has played underdog for too long... and who...
  • McLaren unveil new car, Alonso January 16, 2007

    New Delhi: MacLaren did not win a single race in 2006, and the last time they won a Driver's Championship was in 1999. But this time the MacLaren Mercedes team is set to change everything they have roped in world champion driver Fernando Alonso, and now they have unveiled...
  • Fiat may develop lowcost car with Tata September 5, 2006

    Venice (Italy): Italian carmaker Fiat is considering the idea of developing a lowcost car with its partner Tata Motors. "It will be in the short term as they have already done most of the work," Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said late on Monday at the end of a gala event...