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

Fiat’s comeback vehicle?

S Muralidhar

The first impression after we stepped into the Fiat Punto, right after its launch in 2008, wa... »

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 d... »

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 i... »

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... »

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

Our Bureau

Shrikaant Sawaiikar is not kidding when he says that virtually all the big names in the automobile industry are his potential clients in the near future. The Chairman and Managing... »

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

When a beast comes of age

Fuel price hike will be acid test for Indonesia

Self-driving cars are no longer a pipedream

India ops to feed Honda’s African expansion

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

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... »

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

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.... »

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

Power and responsibility in one snazzy package

Harvesting agri waste – the Ford way

Nissan surges ahead of ally Renault in Q1

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

Despite smaller numbers, VW should invest in India’s growth story »

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