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

Steering clear of scooters

Murali Gopalan

It is a question that is constantly posed to Rajiv Bajaj when he meets the media. And each ti... »

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) t... »

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 Ca... »

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 th... »

Varron gears up for Nagpur plant

Our Bureau

Shrikaant Sawaiikar is not kidding when he says that virtually all the big names in the... »

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... »

Bajaj, Hero & TVS hold their own

Rajiv Bajaj stands next to the Bajaj Discover 150S and Discover 150F. PAUL NORONHA


It may seem hard to believe this but there was a time in the 1990s when LML was a reasonable force to reckon with in the geared scooter segment. Of course, Bajaj Auto was the monarch of all it surv... »

The Janus Perspective at Le Mans

Core lessons: Automobile companies have always learnt from motorsports,
especially from gruelling ones like Le Mans.

V Sumantran

The annual Le Mans race has a unique position in motorsports. As the oldest race for sportscar endurance racing, run since 1923, it is obviously rich in history having shaped the folklore of brand... »

Honda on region-specific drive

Murali Gopalan

New approach aimed at increasing growth potential »

For PSA, India can wait

Carlos Tavares, CEO, PSA

Our Bureau

French automaker to focus on Chinese market for now »

Small footprint, big-hearted performance

S Muralidhar

Mercedes-Benz’s new CLA 45 AMG packs a punch with its powerful 4-cylinder engine. Is it the one? »

Fiat gets its India house in order, ready for takeoff

Nagesh Basavanhalli, President & Managing Director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India, was categorical that a strong foundation had to be in place first before getting into the product launch phase.

Murali Gopalan

Nagesh Basavanhalli is determined to see his company regain customers’ trust   »

Power and responsibility in one snazzy package

Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose from five driving modes; range of up to 37 kms on electric power alone; combined range- up to 600 kms in Comfort mode S MURALIDHAR

S Muralidhar

Polar bears can breathe easy now that the i8 is here. But is it the sportscar for you? »

Harvesting agri waste – the Ford way

John J. Viera, Global Director- Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental
Matters, Ford Motor Company - BIJOY GHOSH

R Balaji

The company believes that alternative fuel is the future »

Nissan surges ahead of ally Renault in Q1

Lesser imitation Scala, Renault's clone of the Nissan Sunny. S MURALIDHAR

Our Bureau

All eyes are on the Terrano as it races the Duster’s sales »

Honda introduces refreshed colour schemes for CB Shine

Is this the entry luxury car you’ve been waiting for?

Toyota readies new efficiency drive

Bajaj gears up to create mindshare for Discover

Mobilio now part of the joint family

Let's get the basics right!

How we can prevent deaths on our roads

Gearing up for new growth

For Bosch, diesel may be down but not out

Steffen Berns

Murali Gopalan

Steffen Berns admits that the diesel car craze in India is on the wane. Yet, the Managing Director of Bosch Ltd and President, Bosch Group in India, continues to be upbeat on its future.... »

Tata, M&M keep Brand India on top

Ratan Tata launching the Tata Nano in 2008. S. SUBRAMANIUM

Murali Gopalan

 As independent India ushers in its 67th anniversary, it will also be marked as the year when one of its oldest car plants shut down. It was only a couple of months ago... »

Painting the town red with pedal power

Rugged ride The 600SX MTB comes with an aluminium frame and preload-adjustable front forks, that can take a good beating from potholed roads. S MURALIDHAR

R Balaji

Commuting on a flame red Ducati 600SX – a mountain bicycle from the legendary motorcycle manufacturer – can make handling peak hour traffic fun. Heads turn, school-going kids ask where y... »

SCV market – strong growth ahead



The segment is expected to continue its steady growth, especially in the cargo section »

Getting the zest back at Tata Motors

Driving ahead Tim Leverton and team are looking forward to market acceptance for the new Zest S MURALIDHAR

Murali Gopalan

Market response to the new car will be acid test for the company  »

How the Porsche 911 got its name

 Our Bureau

For five decades, the Porsche 911 has been viewed as the most iconic sports car. And it has been the centrepiece of the Porsche brand. More than 820,000 units of the 911 have been produc... »

When a beast comes of age

New looks The major cosmetic changes on the FZ-S Version 2.0 include a
new head and tail-lamp design, a split seat and a new muffler. SABYASACHI BISWAS

Sabyasachi Biswas

Yamaha’s bestselling street bike gets a cosmetic and cardiac makeover. Is the FZS FI the best 150 to own? »

Fuel price hike will be acid test for Indonesia


Light vehicle sales will, however, weather the storm »

Self-driving cars are no longer a pipedream

New dimension Using sensor technology, driver assistance systems can monitor the
area around the vehicle, giving the driver warnings and support.

Suppliers will have to get ready for new challenges »

India ops to feed Honda’s African expansion

New direction Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Company, with the recently launched

Murali Gopalan

Will also help company’s diesel drive in ASEAN, says managing officer Matsumoto »

How did the galloping horse come to be?

Time to take on the rains, again

Tata needs two-hub strategy in ASEAN

Tasty Zest has the potential to stir up buyer appetite

Renault carves out a key role for India

‘Sentiment has clearly improved now’

“The Zest will really speak for itself”

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