More options: Volkswagen cannot rely on Europe or China alone, says Mahesh Kodumudi, President, VW India
More options: Volkswagen cannot rely on Europe or China alone, says Mahesh Kodumudi, President, VW India

VW eyes right cost, quality mix for India


German carmaker keen on taking one step at a time »

‘Future Tracks’ is the new mantra

Martin Winterkorn, CEO, VW


VW is working on digitisation in great detail, says CEO »

India to be Honda’s top 2-wheeler market next year

Shinji Aoyama, COO, Motorcycle Operations, HMC


It will overtake Indonesia which has been No 1 for years »

Sprocket List: summer road trip essentials

Summertime happiness Loaded with goodies of the car-kind, your next road trip can be safe, fun and comfy for you and the gang S MURALIDHAR

Our Bureau

Upgrade your car’s comfort quotient and enjoy that summer road trip you’ve been planning »

Bike sales wobbly in rural India

Sighted: A Hero Honda Splendor on the roads


Numbers down for six months in a row »

VW codes new GTI for Gran Turismo 6

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Volkswagen is expanding its GTI fleet and sending a new supercar onto the digital race circuit. Following last year’s roadster, another version of the GTI is now heading for the starting grid o... »

Exploring the forests over a weekend

Wild side: Driving up the hills and along the plains, the Mobilio behaves like a
sedan and an SUV. - S RONENDRA SINGH

S Ronendra Singh

The charm of a road trip lies in its flexibility. Imagine just taking your vehicle and confidently exploring parts of India that have not been frequented by many stuck in the quagmire of their... »

The Lodgy versus the others

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How does Renault’s new MPV stack up against the Innova and the Evalia? »

Merc stays true to its luxury core

Adding up: 2015 will be the year of the number '15' for Mercedes, says Eberhard Kern, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India PAUL NORONHA


Eberhard Kern has reiterated on several occasions that his company is not in the numbers game vis-à-vis competition. Despite this, the Managing Director & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India will have... »

Watch out for the Tornado Naked Tre R!

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Benelli delivers a true Italian motorcycle that bike aficionados can proudly call their own »

‘We cannot ignore the US or China’

Neeraj Kanwar, MD, Apollo Tyres

Vidya Ram

Apollo Tyres chief Neeraj Kanwar says this is imperative to be among the top 10 globally »

Hitting the sweet spot in manufacturing and IT

Going strong: Passion is what keeps the MESTECH team going with automotive projects across India.


Pune-based MESTECH is adding new auto customers to its portfolio »

Ford unveils compact sedan Figo Aspire

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Ford unveiled the new Figo Aspire on Thursday at its Gujrat plant in Sanand.Due to go on sale later this year, the sub four-metre compact sedan enters India’s highly competitive compact... »

Porsche introduces GTS variants for Boxster and Cayman

Porsche Boxster GTS

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Porsche will now offer the coveted GTS badge for its Boxter and Cayman models for the first time ever. The addition of the legendary “Gran Tourismo Sport” title essentially means that the top v... »

M&M plans to step on the gas next fiscal

Pawan Goenka

Murali Gopalan

The brand is testing new ground with a new lineup this year »

Ford CEO to focus on India, China to drive Vision 2020

Maruti and the art of mileage milestones

China is GM’s sole bright spot in Asia

Boarding and ‘Lodgy-ing’

Virtuous indulgence is the mantra in Geneva

Tata trucks rev up for big race at Buddh

Fill her up, with diesel

Renault on retail growth drive

Suzuki launches the faired Gixxer SF

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Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the Gixxer SF, a fully faired version of its flagship motorcycle the Gixxer. The bike has aerodynamic full sport fairing which has bee... »

How Mahindra Racing got its script in place

Mufaddal A Choonia, CEO, Mahindra Racing SRL. SHASHI ASHIWAL


It was one of those memorable encounters for Mufaddal Choonia, Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra Racing. He was travelling by the metro in Madrid wearing his Mahindra jacket when someo... »

China still firing on all cylinders


It was yet another heady year for China which wrapped up calendar 2014 with sales of nearly 20 million vehicles. The world’s largest producer of cars is expected to grow by another 10 million unit... »

Naidu charts new policy to woo automakers

Signing up: Chandrababu Naidu with the team from Hero MotoCorp at the MoU event last September. PV SIVAKUMAR


Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, is pulling out all stops to make his state the next automotive hub of India. As part of this drive, he announced an industrial policy for 2015-2... »

Audi’s lighting tech to make night into day without the glare

Amrit Ramakrishnan

Light assistance will continue to be a key safety and aesthetic component in the brand’s model range »

Bajaj revs up with CT 100, Platina

One track: Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, believes that it makes more sense to
be a specialist in the motorcycle space. - PAUL NORONHA


These entry-level bikes are doing 85,000 units a month »

Volvo delivers new fleet


The Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) will get additional Volvo 9400 intercity coaches for its fleet. Volvo Buses delivered five coaches to Great Value Fuels, a group company of AB Corpor... »

Say yes to the ‘S’!

S Muralidhar

Driving on a race track or on unrestricted tarmac, like an abandoned or unused airstrip maybe, is always great fun. It can also be quite a humbling exercise, when you realise your own abilities... »

How India’s transport sector can help in the cleanup act

Sustainable solutions: There’s little point when the market has clean buses to offer but cities in turn have not provided roads to run them on, says the writer. ANU PUSHKARNA

Anders Grundströmer

As the second largest contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, it can play a major role »

‘Building brand awareness takes time’

Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations. Photo : Bijoy Ghosh

S Ronendra Singh

Nissan Motor recently completed 10 years in India and is now gearing up for the challenges ahead in this competitive market. Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations, discusses all... »

Ford eyes bigger global role for India

BharatBenz crosses 20K truck sales in India

Renault gives a facelift to the Duster also

European assault on Indian terrain

India surges ahead on Yamaha map

Bike sales in free fall, down 8.22 per cent

Hyundai jumps on to the bandwagon

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

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