The new XE from Jaguar.
The new XE from Jaguar.

Baby Jag looks set to take on older rivals

Vidya Ram

When Jaguar Land Rover announced in 2009 that it would stop making the X-Type, its underwhelming... »

India, Japan set to take auto story forward

Renewed alliance: Honda is the only brand that has tremendous equity in two-wheelers and cars. KAMAL NARANG

Murali Gopalan

Call it the Narendra Modi effect. Within a fortnight of the Prime Minister’s successful visit to... »

Setting sights on the new Yeti

Skoda reinterprets the Yeti with a facelift and new equipment. But will its price still be a stumbling block?

S Muralidhar

Named after the Big Foot, but with a compact footprint, the Skoda Yeti was the original premium... »

After nearly a decade of running, Swift going strong

Going strong Maruti Suzuki’s Swift has recorded cumulative sales of four million units in almost a decade. S MURALIDHAR

Our Bureau

It was not the first premium hatchback to be launched in India but has emerged the most succe... »

Specialise before going global, Bajaj tells suppliers

Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd. PAUL NORONHA

Murali Gopalan

 Rajiv Bajaj did some straight talking at the ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Asso... »

Auto Focus

Yamaha Motor introduces ‘RevTranslator’ App

Yamaha Motor Co. today announced the launch of the English version of an innovative smartphone ap... »

Auto Focus

Taking the game a notch higher

S Muralidhar

The Hyundai i20 was a late starter when it was first launched about six years ago. Whether it... »

Auto Focus

Volkswagen Polo

A change of heart

S Muralidhar

Early this year, the Volkswagen Polo was in the news for being the only car in a bunch of five t... »

A change of heart

Volkswagen Polo

S Muralidhar

Early this year, the Volkswagen Polo was in the news for being the only car in a bunch of five top-selling models in India to at least score a four star safety rating in the Global NCAP test resul... »

Yamaha Motor introduces ‘RevTranslator’ App

Yamaha Motor Co. today announced the launch of the English version of an innovative smartphone application – ‘RevTranslator’ that ‘translates’ engine sounds of bikes into over 100 million different... »

Honda scooter sales reach new highs

Going strong Honda’s Activa is currently the best-selling scooter
in the country. REUTERS

Our Bureau

 For two months in a row, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has been selling over two lakh units of its scooters led by the popular Activa brand. While July sales were at an all-time... »

How M&M raised the bar with the Novo

Murali Gopalan

 Rajan Wadhera, Chief Executive (Truck & Powertrain Division) and Head, Mahindra Research Valley, knew only too well that this was going to be no ordinary tractor project when the idea was... »

Diesel subsidy down, but free pricing some time away

Big difference: The subsidy element in diesel is now down to barely Rs 1.50 per litre. - NISSAR AHMAD

Murali Gopalan

Till about two years ago, diesel was the darling of the automobile industry. Thanks to its substantial price difference with petrol (nearly 25/litre), customers did not need too much goadi... »

Volvo unveils the XC90 SUV

Our Bureau

Volvo Cars unveiled the all-new XC90 earlier this week, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powert... »

Dressed for disco, dances on the streets

Sabyasachi Biswas

For the past ten years, Bajaj has been dabbling with every sort of permutation and combination of features, power, engine size and mileage figures with the Discover family of motorcycles. For t... »

Renovo unveils retro-electric supercar


The design harks back to the past but the technology is state-of-the-art: A new electric supercar based on the 1960s Shelby Daytona Coupe from Silicon Valley start—up Renovo promises to deliver br... »

Steering clear of scooters

Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd - PAUL NORONHA

Murali Gopalan

It is a question that is constantly posed to Rajiv Bajaj when he meets the media. And each time the Managing Director of Bajaj Auto explains why he has no intention of getting into the scooter... »

India to be Yamaha’s 2nd largest market

Changing gears Yamaha is a marginal player by numbers in India, but is
poised to become an important centre for global sourcing. S. MURALIDHAR

Murali Gopalan

Yamaha Motor India will have cause for cheer with its India numbers overtaking Thailand in the second quarter (April-June) of this year while rapidly closing in on Vietnam. Indonesia, however,... »

For Bosch, diesel may be down but not out

Bajaj, Hero & TVS hold their own

The Janus Perspective at Le Mans

Honda on region-specific drive

For PSA, India can wait

Small footprint, big-hearted performance

Fiat gets its India house in order, ready for takeoff

Power and responsibility in one snazzy package

Suzuki launches new generation Hayate

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd has launched the new generation of the Hayate, which means ‘fresh breeze’ or ‘swift wind’ in Japanese. The bestselling motorcycle from the company... »
Test Drive

Maruti takes aim at rivals with loaded Ciaz

Safe bet The car is also packed with a lot of safety features. The cabin's perceived quality is good. S MURALIDHAR


Maruti’s best performing car models are not surprisingly loaded at the lower end of the price spectrum. For the company that really put Indians on four-wheels, the affordability image has really p... »

Daimler Financial spreads leasing mantra

Sidhartha Nair, MD, Daimler Financial Services - BIJOY GHOSH

R Balaji

 The Indian luxury car momentum is well and truly in place, says Sidhartha Nair, Managing Director, Daimler Financial Services. This is a result of flexible auto financing options, the growing... »

Hyundai strengthens India plans with new models

Staying relevant Hyundai's adapted to local needs with sub-compact models like the Xcent. KAMAL NARANG


  The decision of the Hyundai group to enter India and China when these markets were just opening up to foreign investment has paid off handsomely. Its success in both countries is largely responsi... »

Getting VW’s India script in place

Staying relevant Polo models showcased at the Volkswagen showroom in Visakhapatnam. CV SUBRAHMANYAM

Murali Gopalan

It is only too well known by now how important China is to the Volkswagen group. This fact was driven home yet again in the German automaker’s first half results for this year where a break-up of... »

2015 BMW X3 debuts in India

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the new
2015 BMW X3

Our Bureau

BMW launched the new X3 earlier this week at Deutsche Motoren, the BMW dealership in Noida, according to a company press release. The new version of the SUV is locally produced at the BMW Plan... »

Fiat’s comeback vehicle?

Refreshed interiors: The cabin feels relatively plush and stays quiet at slow speeds. Under hard acceleration the engine noise does seep in

S Muralidhar

The first impression after we stepped into the Fiat Punto, right after its launch in 2008, was marred by the seat height adjustment handle breaking away from its assembly. The car just had 300... »

Taking the game a notch higher

S Muralidhar

The Hyundai i20 was a late starter when it was first launched about six years ago. Whether it was a bit early for the times or whether the market hadn’t matured enough to appreciate the space a... »

Mini cars will soon lose their flavour

Changing tastes The Tata Nano, marketed as the ‘world’s cheapest car’,
could not capture market share. S. MURALIDHAR


For several years now, automakers have focused on designing and developing low-cost cars (LCCs) to woo potential customers in emerging markets such as India. The target has been to build and sell p... »

Porsche drives in Cayenne diesel platinum edition at Rs 86.5 lakh


Luxury sports car maker Porsche today launched a select edition of its sports utility vehicle Cayenne priced at Rs 86.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).The Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition is powe... »

Varron gears up for Nagpur plant

Tata, M&M keep Brand India on top

Painting the town red with pedal power

SCV market – strong growth ahead

Getting the zest back at Tata Motors

How the Porsche 911 got its name

When a beast comes of age

Synergies with the auto division was a critical part of the new tractor’s journey »

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