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Royal Enfield commences its Singapore operations with a new store

12 May 2021

Royal Enfield commences its Singapore operations with a new store

To mark the beginning of its Singapore operations, Royal Enfield has set up a new flagship store in the island country.

Could autonomous vehicles eventually teach themselves to outperform humans?

09 May 2021

Could autonomous vehicles eventually teach themselves to outperform humans?

The safety of autonomous cars has been debatable since the technology's inception, but recent fatal mishaps involving Tesla cars have cast further doubts.

Zongshen launches its RE3-Chopper retro-style motorbike in China

06 May 2021

Zongshen launches its RE3-Chopper retro-style motorbike in China

Chinese automaker Zongshen has launched the RE3-Chopper retro-themed bike in its home country. It is unlikely to arrive in India.

Suzuki V-Strom 1050 unveiled in Europe with new color options

05 May 2021

Suzuki V-Strom 1050 unveiled in Europe with new color options

Suzuki has introduced its V-Strom 1050 adventure tourer in Europe in five new colors.

Zongshen Cyclone RX6 adventure tourer, with Norton's 650cc engine, unveiled

02 May 2021

Zongshen Cyclone RX6 adventure tourer, with Norton's 650cc engine, unveiled

Chinese automaker Zongshen has unveiled its Cyclone RX6 adventure touring motorbike. However, it is unclear whether it will make its way to India.

Lexmoto LXS 125 motorbike launched in the UK: Details here

25 Apr 2021

Lexmoto LXS 125 motorbike launched in the UK: Details here

Chinese automaker Lexmoto has launched its LXS 125 fully-faired motorcycle in the UK. It is unlikely to arrive in India.

Toyota announces temporary suspension of production at Karnataka plant

23 Apr 2021

Toyota announces temporary suspension of production at Karnataka plant

India's fourth largest car maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced a temporary halt in production at its Bidadi plant in Karnataka.

Hero MotoCorp temporarily halts manufacturing due to rising COVID-19 cases

21 Apr 2021

Hero MotoCorp temporarily halts manufacturing due to rising COVID-19 cases

Hero MotoCorp has announced that it will halt operations temporarily at all of its manufacturing facilities across India, including its Global Parts Center (GPC), due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

2021 Kymco AK 550 maxi-style scooter launched in Europe

11 Apr 2021

2021 Kymco AK 550 maxi-style scooter launched in Europe

Taiwanese automaker Kymco has launched its AK 550 maxi-style scooter in Europe. However, it is unlikely to make its way to India.

Hyundai's Genesis sub-brand breaks world record with 3,281 drones

05 Apr 2021

Hyundai's Genesis sub-brand breaks world record with 3,281 drones

Hyundai-owned Genesis made a spectacular entrance into China with a record-breaking publicity stunt. The Korean car maker flew 3,281 drones in close formation to display its logo on the Shanghai skyline on March 29.

Zontes unveils 350GK scrambler concept bike for the Chinese market

29 Mar 2021

Zontes unveils 350GK scrambler concept bike for the Chinese market

Zontes has unveiled a new retro-styled concept scrambler bike called 350GK for the Chinese market. It should also be available in a cafe-racer variant called GK Sports Cafe. They will be launched in the country in the coming months.

Rebate of 5% on purchasing vehicles under scrappage policy: Gadkari

08 Mar 2021

Rebate of 5% on purchasing vehicles under scrappage policy: Gadkari

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that people who scrap their old vehicles will get a 5% rebate from the manufacturer while buying a new one under the scrappage policy.

Mercedes-Benz recalls over one million cars: Here's why

15 Feb 2021

Mercedes-Benz recalls over one million cars: Here's why

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 1.3 million vehicles in the US, from 2016-2021 model years, to fix an issue with their eCall emergency call system's communication module.

2021 Los Angeles Auto Show rescheduled for November 19

15 Feb 2021

2021 Los Angeles Auto Show rescheduled for November 19

Seems like the Los Angeles Auto Show is back to its regular slot schedule this year. The 2021 exhibit is now scheduled to take place from November 19-28 at the LA Convention Centre. The plans, though, are still up in the air.

Triumph Tiger 1200 spied: Updated design and engine expected

15 Feb 2021

Triumph Tiger 1200 spied: Updated design and engine expected

Triumph should unveil the updated version of its Tiger 1200 motorbike in the second half of 2021.

2021 CFMoto 300SR motorcycle launched in the Philippines: Details here

07 Feb 2021

2021 CFMoto 300SR motorcycle launched in the Philippines: Details here

Chinese automaker CFMoto has launched the 2021 iteration of its 300SR motorcycle in the Philippines. It should make its way to India later this year.

Ahead of production, Pininfarina Battista e-hypercar hits the test track

07 Feb 2021

Ahead of production, Pininfarina Battista e-hypercar hits the test track

Automobili Pininfarina's Battista electric hypercar is undergoing tests in order to refine elements like aerodynamics package, chassis settings, driving modes, and torque vectoring.

Budget 2021: What is the voluntary vehicle scrappage policy?

01 Feb 2021

Budget 2021: What is the voluntary vehicle scrappage policy?

During her Union Budget 2021 speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a voluntary vehicle scrappage policy.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 motorbike spied testing; design details revealed

31 Jan 2021

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 motorbike spied testing; design details revealed

Chennai-based Royal Enfield is set to launch its Hunter 350 motorbike sometime this year.

2021 Yamaha MT-25, with 250cc parallel-twin engine, launched in Indonesia

31 Jan 2021

2021 Yamaha MT-25, with 250cc parallel-twin engine, launched in Indonesia

Japanese automaker Yamaha has launched the 2021 iteration of its MT-25 streetfighter motorbike in Indonesia. It is up for grabs in three color options.

Bentley produces over 80,000 units of Continental GT coupe

31 Jan 2021

Bentley produces over 80,000 units of Continental GT coupe

British carmaker Bentley Motors has crossed the 80,000 units production milestone for the Continental GT.

Tata Motors Q3 2020 report: 67.2% growth in net profit

30 Jan 2021

Tata Motors Q3 2020 report: 67.2% growth in net profit

In an encouraging development, Tata Motors has recorded a 67.2% surge in net profit for the December quarter.

2022 Audi A8 sedan found testing, key design details revealed

29 Jan 2021

2022 Audi A8 sedan found testing, key design details revealed

German automaker Audi is expected to unveiled the facelifted iteration of its A8 sedan sometime later this year.

Ahead of launch, limited-run Tata Tiago hatchback teased

29 Jan 2021

Ahead of launch, limited-run Tata Tiago hatchback teased

Tata Motors has put up a teaser announcing the launch of a limited-run variant of its Tiago hatchback in India tomorrow i.e. January 30.

MG ZS EV now available at Rs. 50,000 per month

29 Jan 2021

MG ZS EV now available at Rs. 50,000 per month

MG Motor, in partnership with Zoomcar and Orix, has launched subscription plans for the ZS EV. Initially, these plans will be available in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Pune.

Ahead of launch, Ferrari Roma makes way to India

29 Jan 2021

Ahead of launch, Ferrari Roma makes way to India

Ahead of its launch in India, two units of the Ferrari Roma have made their way to our shores. While the first one is finished in British Racing Green color, the latter sports Silver paintwork.

General Motors mulls manufacturing only electric vehicles by 2035

29 Jan 2021

General Motors mulls manufacturing only electric vehicles by 2035

General Motors will stop producing fuel-guzzling vehicles by 2035 and shift to electric models in order to become carbon neutral by 2040.

Ahead of launch, Ola Electric scooter spotted testing in India

29 Jan 2021

Ahead of launch, Ola Electric scooter spotted testing in India

Ola Electric is expected to launch its electric scooter in the second half of 2021.

Toyota surpasses Volkswagen to become leading car seller in 2020

29 Jan 2021

Toyota surpasses Volkswagen to become leading car seller in 2020

For the first time in five years, Toyota overtook Volkswagen in car sales and emerged as the world's biggest automaker in 2020, as the latter was hit harder by the pandemic-induced demand slump.

2021 Benelli TRK 502 motorcycle launched at Rs. 4.8 lakh

29 Jan 2021

2021 Benelli TRK 502 motorcycle launched at Rs. 4.8 lakh

Italian automaker Benelli has launched the 2021 version of its TRK 502 adventure motorcycle in India. It carries a starting price-tag of Rs. 4,79,900.

Ahead of its global debut, 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa motorbike teased

29 Jan 2021

Ahead of its global debut, 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa motorbike teased

Suzuki has announced that the 2021 version of its flagship motorbike, the Hayabusa, will make its global debut on February 5. The company has also released a teaser of the upcoming sports tourer.

Mahindra XUV300 is now the safest car in South Africa

29 Jan 2021

Mahindra XUV300 is now the safest car in South Africa

The Mahindra XUV300 has become the first car in South Africa to be awarded a 5-star safety rating by the Global NCAP. To recall, the model received a similar rating from the agency in India last year.

Production of Citroen C5 Aircross begins in India

28 Jan 2021

Production of Citroen C5 Aircross begins in India

Citroen's first product to set foot in India, the C5 Aircross SUV, is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2021.

Nissan Magnite's waiting period increases by up to six months

28 Jan 2021

Nissan Magnite's waiting period increases by up to six months

Nissan Magnite is about to complete two months in India since its launch and is attracting a good amount of customers. Now, the waiting period for the car has been increased by up to six months, as per carandbike.

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan appears online, key details revealed

28 Jan 2021

2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan appears online, key details revealed

Royal Enfield is expected to unveil the 2021 Himalayan motorbike in the coming months. In the latest development, key specifications as well as pricing details of the two-wheeler have been leaked by a now-removed official listing.

BMW unveils 320e and 520e hybrid electric vehicles in Europe

28 Jan 2021

BMW unveils 320e and 520e hybrid electric vehicles in Europe

BMW has unveiled plug-in hybrid models of its 3 Series and 5 Series cars, called the 320e and 520e, respectively, in Europe. They will go on sale in March.

2021 Renault KIGER makes global debut in India

28 Jan 2021

2021 Renault KIGER makes global debut in India

Ahead of its launch in India, French automaker Renault has unveiled the KIGER Compact SUV. It should go on sale in the country by mid-year.

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS launched at Rs. 16.95 lakh

28 Jan 2021

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS launched at Rs. 16.95 lakh

British automaker Triumph has launched its 2021 Speed Triple 1200 RS motorbike in India. It is positioned above the Street Triple RS in the company's line-up here.

2021 Benelli TRK 502 to be launched on January 29

28 Jan 2021

2021 Benelli TRK 502 to be launched on January 29

Italian automaker Benelli will launch the 2021 version of its TRK 502 adventure motorcycle in India tomorrow i.e. January 29.

2022 Kawasaki KLR650, with new features and reworked engine, revealed

28 Jan 2021

2022 Kawasaki KLR650, with new features and reworked engine, revealed

Japanese automaker Kawasaki has revealed the 2022 iteration of its iconic KLR650 dual-sport motorbike. It is available in four versions and carries a starting price-tag of $6,699 (roughly Rs. 4.88 lakh).