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Putting Datsun back on track is a tall order for Nissan

Murali Gopalan

In July last year, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan Motor, announced the beginning of a new chapte... »

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, visi... »

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... »

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 tu... »

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... »

Features

Guillaume Sicard

GO is safe, says Nissan India chief

Murali Gopalan

These have not been the best of times for Nissan in India. While its Datsun GO has not exactly s... »

Auto Focus

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

Life at 1,600kmph…on land

S Muralidhar/ Elizabeth Mathew

In the rarefied field of super sports cars the performance numbers are already mind-numb... »

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... »

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... »

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

Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars -SHASHI ASHIWAL

Murali Gopalan

 For a company that is striving to be the world’s largest carmaker by 2018, it is astonishing how Volkswagen has just not got its script right in India.From Michael Mayer’s point of v... »

Tepid Oct sales stun industry

Our Bureau

 

October car sales were little to write home about with the exceptions being Maruti, Hyundai and Honda. In the case of two-wheelers, market leader Hero was down eight per cent to 5.75 la... »

Skoda India begins putting its house in order

In a little over two years since Sudhir Rao took charge at Skoda, there has been a lot of change with the culture evolving towards becoming more customer-centric and oriented towards greater efficiency.

Murali Gopalan

When Skoda entered the Indian market a little over a decade ago, not many people had heard of the company. Yet, it just took a single brand like the Octavia to establish the Czech automaker as... »

Yamaha revs up plans for low-cost bike

SANJEEV PAUL, Group Head, Purchase, Operation, Yamaha India

Murali Gopalan

Sanjeev Paul is not one bit amused when asked about Yamaha’s Nano bike for India. “Cheap is not the objective,” snaps the Group Head, Purchase Operation, who is spearheading the project.»

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 

Volkswagen prepares 10-year blueprint for India

From the farm to factory

Hero MotoCorp launches two 100cc motorcycles

Small vehicles to drive Ford’s Vision 2020

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... »

'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

Superbike manufacturer MV Agusta has been acquired by Diamler's Mercedes AMG

V. Sumantran

 

 Last week’s announcement by Daimler that their Mercedes-AMG division will acquire a 25 per cent stake in the exotic Italian motorcycle manufacturer, MV Agusta, is only the latest salvo... »

TEST DRIVE

Fiat ‘crosses-over’ with the Avventura

Debabrata Sarkar

Ever since the Ford EcoSport turned out to be a raging success, manufacturers have been scrambling to try their hand at a small crossover hatchback. Fiat joined the party last with the Avventur... »

Bosch optimistic about Indian market

Volkmar Denner, Chairman, Bosch Board of Management, feels India is poised to become the fifth largest car producer by 2020. GNR SOMASHEKAR

K Giriprakash

The world’s leading auto components’ maker, Bosch, has said that it was extremely positive about the Indian growth story and expects sales from its Asia Pacific operations to double by 2020.»

The difference between a chain, belt and shaft drive

Belt drives are easier to maintain and offer hassle-free ride.

Sabyasachi Biswas

If you’ve ever taken a closer look at big, burly cruisers of today, you must have seen a belt driving the rear wheel, instead of a chain that you see on your everyday motorcycles. In case you h... »

Twins benefit – Better looks, more features

The other Italian stallion

‘The Indian customer cares about design’

Honda plans bike strategy in rural drive

Woman power on the rise in auto sector

Nissan unveils Terrano anniversary edition

Refanged and more sting in its tale

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

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