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‘Cars are the black sheep of the industry’

Murali Gopalan

Since it was first unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo in early 2012, Bajaj Auto’s quadricycle ha... »

Mercedes plans to step on the gas in India

Flashback: From the luxury brand’s archives, the original invitation sent out for Mercedes’s launch in 1995

Murali Gopalan

Mercedes-Benz completed two decades in India last Saturday. Its Managing Director & CEO,... »

JBM bets big on bus foray

Our Mumbai Bureau

  Nishant Arya is bullish on his company’s entry into buses, a move that is expected t... »

A weekend in the valley of the White Mountains

Picture perfect: The best part of the stretch before reaching Dharamshala was a section of the road that cut through a pine forest. S MURALIDHAR

S Muralidhar

The lure of the mountains is a constant even when the weather is not oppressive in the plains... »

Diesel cars improve in quality – JD Power study

Our Bureau

 In the past five years, sales numbers aren’t the only improvements with respect to di... »

Auto Focus

Fuel prices may drop in coming months

Our Mumbai Bureau

 Car sales this fiscal could be little to write home about this fiscal with numbers dropping... »

Auto Focus

Fully equipped: The Audi Q3’s infotainment system connects the smartphone to the Internet , so passengers can use the WiFi hotspot to surf the net or use e-mail, while the driver can enjoy tailored services from Audi connect.

2015 Audi Q3 -Better looks, better performance

S Ronendra Singh

 The afternoon in Munich was almost a freezing zero degree Celsius and worse it was raining. »

Auto Focus

Bentley Grand Convertible

Bentley to ‘redefine’ open-air driving with Grand Convertible

Our Bureau

The ultimate expression of British automotive luxury is imagined with the Bentley Grand Converti... »

2015 Audi Q3 -Better looks, better performance

Fully equipped: The Audi Q3’s infotainment system connects the smartphone to the Internet , so passengers can use the WiFi hotspot to surf the net or use e-mail, while the driver can enjoy tailored services from Audi connect.

S Ronendra Singh

 The afternoon in Munich was almost a freezing zero degree Celsius and worse it was raining. One would have loved to be just wrapped up cosy inside a blanket. But, we were there last week to dr... »

Mercedes-Benz rolls out new C-Class at ₹41 lakh

Trendsetter Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, at the launch of new C-Class in the Capital on Tuesday RAMESH SHARMA

Our Bureau

Mercedes-Benz India on Tuesday launched the new generation C-Class priced at Rs 40.9 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Defining new benchmarks in its segment, the new C-Class adopt... »

Life at 1,600kmph…on land

Beyond supersonic Andy Green’s Bloodhound SSC, when completed, will do 20 kilometres from a standing start in just two minutes, and kilometre will take just 2.2 seconds FLOCK/SIEMENS

S Muralidhar/ Elizabeth Mathew

In the rarefied field of super sports cars the performance numbers are already mind-numblingly fast. Now imagine a vehicle that is built to do nearly five times the top speeds of these car... »

Honda Cars India eyes larger share of the pie

New potential: The Mobilio MPV was the last addition to Honda India's portfolio. A compact SUV could be next. S. MURALIDHAR

V Rishi Kumar

Honda Cars India had been hamstrung by the lack of diesel engines in its portfolio till last year. But, it has since recorded rapid growth after the introduction of the Amaze in 2013 and with t... »

Medium, heavy trucks to grow this year: Tata Motors

Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles Business
Unit, Tata Motors. BIJOY GHOSH

Murali Gopalan

Ravindra Pisharody believes medium and heavy commercial vehicles are heading for a gradual turnaround after two years of being in the dumps. “The last 2-3 months have definitely shown some reco... »

GO is safe, says Nissan India chief

Guillaume Sicard

Murali Gopalan

These have not been the best of times for Nissan in India. While its Datsun GO has not exactly set sales charts afire, the Global New Car Assessment Programme recently asked the company to withdra... »

Making sense of the NCAP brouhaha

Murali Gopalan

It defines itself on its website as ‘a newly established non-profit organisation registered in the UK which aims to encourage the worldwide availability of independent consumer information abou... »

Cars sputter while scooters roar in Oct

Our Bureau

Carmakers would have been despondent when SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) put out its October sales early this week. Sales had fallen by 2.55 per cent to 1.59 lakh unit... »

Is Thailand spreading itself too thin in Eco Car drive?

AMMAR MASTER

After its good run in the production of one-tonne pickup trucks, Thailand is now focused on becoming a major hub for economical, eco-friendly cars through its two phases of the Eco Car project. The... »

The Gixxer goes down the sporty route

Suzuki’s 150cc runner Gixxer.

Debabrata Sarkar

 Being a part of the 150cc segment in the motorcycle business has become more and more necessary over the years. There are more than 10 bikes to choose from and some manufacturers have even... »

VW plots a comeback strategy for India

Tepid Oct sales stun industry

Skoda India begins putting its house in order

Yamaha revs up plans for low-cost bike

Alto automatic set to change market mindset

India firmly on the radar for Hyundai

Automakers welcome Govt initiative to deregulate diesel

Let’s go...in the all new Alto K10 

Fuel prices may drop in coming months

Our Mumbai Bureau

 Car sales this fiscal could be little to write home about this fiscal with numbers dropping by nearly three per cent till end-October. The silver lining in the cloud, though, is that fuel pric... »

Bentley to ‘redefine’ open-air driving with Grand Convertible

Bentley Grand Convertible

Our Bureau

The ultimate expression of British automotive luxury is imagined with the Bentley Grand Convertible, the most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley. Bentley Chairman and CEO... »

Daihatsu could do the trick for Toyota in India

After the Etios and Liva, the brand could revive the small car plan for India

Our Mumbai Bureau

 Nearly a decade ago, there were reports of a team from Toyota’s subsidiary, Daihatsu, visiting India to get a feel of the small car market. It seemed the best strategy for the world’s leadin... »

Lapping the grand finale, with the professionals

Baby champ: Reigning champion Marc Marquez feels that the upcoming seasons will be interesting with new regulations and more manufacturers

Sabyasachi Biswas

The press stand at Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, or Circuit Ricardo Tormo at Valencia is situated just above the pits, and across the pits is the starting grid. If you’ve been... »

Putting Datsun back on track is a tall order for Nissan

Datsun

Murali Gopalan

In July last year, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan Motor, announced the beginning of a new chapter in the Datsun story as he introduced the Datsun GO. From Ghosn’s point of view, the afford... »

'Innovative solutions needed to meet urban mobility challenges'

Electric van on show at Chengdu

R Srinivasan

Tokyo introduced low-emission zones as far back as 2003 and now has ultra-low emission zones, restricted to electric and hybrid vehicles. London's congestion tax has reduced congestion by 30 per c... »

Porsche to add two new models to the Cayenne line-up

Our Bureau

In the luxury sports utility vehicle market, Porsche has met with great success worldwide, especially in key markets such as the US and China. In fact, it is quite the case of the tables being... »

‘Driverless cars will still need drivers’

David Huang

S Ronendra Singh

David Huang is Senior Manager, Technology and Business Development, Connected Services at Ford Asia-Pacific. He has done a whole lot of engineering worked with around applications like Sync and... »

Suzuki’s bestseller gets a swift facelift

Our Bureau

Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the refreshed edition of its bestseller Swift with 10 per cent improved fuel efficiency. The hatch will be available in both Petrol and Diesel fuel options and starts at... »

The new B gets Classy

Plush upgrade: One of the factors that needed to be improved was the luxury quotient of the interiors S MURALIDHAR

S Muralidhar

The mini MPV market is a tough segment, even more so if it is in the luxury end of the car market. Buyers who are trying to get themselves an entry-level luxury car are bound to look past at other... »

Mobility solutions: bridging the gap

Fiat ‘crosses-over’ with the Avventura

Bosch optimistic about Indian market

The difference between a chain, belt and shaft drive

Twins benefit – Better looks, more features

The other Italian stallion

‘The Indian customer cares about design’

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

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