Category Archives: Automobiles

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TVS to partner BMW in making 310cc bike

TVS Motor and BMW are partnering to roll out a 310 cc bike in 2016-17. This will be a global high for the Indian major. Its German collaborator will sell the product globally. TVS’ Hosur plant will be the exclusive manufacturing base for the model billed as BMW’s first sub-500cc bike. TVS, which has played […]

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Mercedes pips Audi to reclaim numero uno spot in India

German car maker Mercedes-Benz has reclaimed the top spot in the luxury car market, dethroning defending champion Audi in 2015 sales. Audi on Monday disclosed volumes for 2015 which stood at 11,192 units, much lower than that clocked by Mercedes-Benz which stood at 13,502 units. Audi’s 2015 sales were three per cent higher than its […]

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Maserati enters South India with a Bengaluru showroom

Italian luxury carmaker Maserati has just inaugurated its Bangalore dealership, in partnership with Jubilant AutoWorks Pvt Ltd. This is Maserati’s first dealership in South India, and second in India after the showroom in New Delhi. The dealership is located at M.G Road and has space to display 6 vehicles. The dealership caters to other southern […]

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VW Overtakes Toyota as World’s Biggest Carmaker

Toyota sold 5.02 million vehicles in the six months through June, trailing the 5.04 million that Volkswagen reported earlier this month Volkswagen surpassed Toyota Motor to become the biggest automaker by deliveries in the first half, putting the company on track to capture the worldwide sales crown three years ahead of its target.Toyota on Tuesday […]

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Bengaluru has over 55 lakhs vehicles plying after Delhi

 The number of vehicles on Bengaluru roads increases by about 10% every year. That puts the city second only to Delhi in the number of vehicles on its roads. Bengaluru had 55.59 lakh vehicles as on March 31, 2015, as against the 88.27 lakh vehicles in New Delhi. Bengaluru is followed by Chennai, which has […]

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2015 Tata GenX Nano Launched; Prices Start at Rs. 1.99 Lakh

The much-anticipated 2015 Tata Nano GenX has been finally launched in the Indian market today (20th May) at a staring price of Rs. 1.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The newly introduced AMT (Easy Shift) version, however, starts at Rs. 2.69 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). With the new model, Tata Motors is aiming to revive the Nano brand […]

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A Super Brain Under Bonnet

Nvidia, best known for supplying graphics processors, had started adapting its chips for its cars a decade ago. The car of the future will be the most powerful computer you will ever own, packing the processing power of a supercomputer into a box the size of a car stereo, according to American chip maker Nvidia.Nvidia […]

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Swedish auto major Scania enters bus market in India with new unit near Bengaluru

Company has invested Rs 300 cr to set up a manufacturing plant with capacity of 1,000 units a year… Swedish truck and bus major Scania’s Indian subsidiary Scania Commercial Vehicles India Private Limited today announced the commencement of its bus manufacturing facility at Narasapura near Bengaluru. The bus manufacturing plant’s current capacity is about 1,000 units […]

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Race to Double Driving Range of Affordable Electric Cars

Range anxiety is one reason 67,700 electric cars were sold in the US last year, which is 0.4% of the 16.5 million new cars and trucks sold Global automakers are read ying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today’s Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by […]

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Auto majors bet on cross-over models or mini SUVs

Cross-overs are in vogue in the Indian car industry, fuelled by the growing love of Indians for designs that ape SUV styling. Built on car platforms and carrying certain traits of SUVs like higher ground clearance, aggressive styling and roof-rails, crossovers are the flavour of the season in the Indian car market. After Volkswagen, Toyota […]

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Bengaluru’s Fiat Caffe attracts the youth

Bengalurus Fiat Caffe is the first privately owned one, else the ones in Delhi and Pune were owned by the Italian manufacturer. The Fiat Caffe are the companys flagship dealership that has a coffee shop along with the cars that are display. However, Adit Morzazia from Bengaluru had a different idea. He started a Fiat […]

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Shell expands in India with new global IT centre in Bengaluru

Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd on Wednesday the 4th March, 2015 announced the creation of an in-house global information technology centre in Bengaluru, India, which is expected to provide employment opportunities for several thousand ITprofessionals by 2020. Shell will invest in the centre, which will form an integral part of Shell’s global IT project delivery […]

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Tata new ‘Hexa’ SUV Unveiled at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Tata Motors, the home-grown automajor, has unveiled a new SUV concept – the Hexa at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The concept is based on the Aria platform and features a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, VARICOR diesel unit that is good for 154bhp and 400Nm. The car is 4764mm long, 1895mm wide, 1780mm tall and has a […]

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Luxury Sedans Making Way for SUVs in India

SUVs have grown to more than 30% of the total luxury vehicles sold in India Indians love their SUVs, and the growing desire to own one has made India one of the fastest growing markets for these off-road machines, at least in the luxury space. Manufactures of luxury SUVs such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi […]

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You Asked: How Do Driver less Cars Work?

Even though they’re barely on the road, self-driving cars have been talked about so much that they already seem like they’re last year’s model. Google has been working on one for years. Apple is allegedly, possibly, working on one, too. And there’s even speculation that everyone from Uber to Tesla could join the race, too. […]

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 220 CDI launched

Mercedes-Benz India has launched the diesel version of the C-Class – C220 CDI, today, at an event in Pune. The sedan is priced at Rs 39.9 lakh (CBU ex-showroom Delhi price) and will soon be assembled in India at their plant in Maharashtra. This is the latest iteration of the C-Class, the petrol variant of […]

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Maruti Suzuki says India has potential to become world’s biggest car maker

Stating India has the potential to become the biggest car manufacturer of the world, country’s top car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Thursday hoped factors adversely affecting competitiveness of manufacturing will be removed quickly, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to make India a manufacturing hub. “Costs of production in India increase […]

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BMW India to source 50% of its components locally

BMW India is looking to increase the use of locally made components, a strategy that would help keep the price of its luxury cars more competitive here as the company targets double-digit sales growth in 2015. Its strategy is to have at least half the components sourced from the Indian market. BMW has partnered with […]

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Royal Enfield Outguns Harley-Davidson motorcycles in global sales

It’s like David taking on Goliath, on the highway. Till now, Milwaukeeborn Harley-Davidson (HD), which makes motorcycles with engine displacements over 700cc, has been chugging along unchallenged. But finally, an Indian `heavy’ bike maker seems to have caught up, albeit with its nifty range Royal Enfield grew 70%, P 15 of smaller capacity models. Chennai-based […]

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BMW launches 5 door Mini Cooper

German luxury carmaker BMW Group launched its British premium luxury small car in the 3-door and 5-door variants with petrol and diesel options. For the five-door Mini Cooper D this is a debut in the country as the company has already been selling the first generation 3-door model since 2012 in the country. BMW Group […]

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