Latest automobiles: News

02 Aug 2017


A month into GST and automobile companies are shining

Although monsoon months are generally rather slow for new vehicle sales, quite a few top brands in the Indian automobile sector have performed rather robustly in the month of July.

28 Jul 2017


India-made Volkswagen Vento is Mexico's third-largest selling car!

German automaker Volkswagen's India unit has achieved yet another milestone after starting exports to Mexico in 2013.

27 Jul 2017

Electric Vehicles

BMW confirms Electric Mini; to go into production in 2019

BMW has announced that it will build an all-electric model of the three-door Mini in the UK's Oxford.

26 Jul 2017

Tata Nexon

The all-new Tata Nexon: Specifications, price, other details

Tata Motors is gearing up to unleash the Nexon, its new compact SUV, in the near future, probably in the festive season.

25 Jul 2017


Driverless cars won't be allowed in India: Gadkari

Stating that he wouldn't have technology take away any sort of employment, Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari said that he wouldn't allow driverless cars in India.

24 Jul 2017


Mercedes says, without incentives, EVs in India would be impossible

If New Delhi wants to end fossil-fuel transport by 2030, it will have to cough up incentives. Previously Tesla CEO Musk had asked for incentives in electric-car imports until local output was viable.

22 Jul 2017


This Rs. 2.6L Renault car is as disruptive as Tesla's!

Electric cars, self-driving vehicles, and Tesla (especially Model 3) are some things that come to everyone's mind when thinking of automotive disruptors.

21 Jul 2017

Elon Musk

Decoding Elon Musk's latest hyperloop announcement

Elon Musk recently announced that his hyperloop dream moved one step closer to reality in a series of cryptic tweets.

20 Jul 2017

General Motors

Biggest issue of self-driving taxis: How to clean riders' puke?

Not very far in the future, fully-autonomous taxis will have become a reality, offering faster and cheaper services.

11 Jul 2017

Electric Vehicles

Why does no-one in Hong Kong want a Tesla anymore?

Tesla seems to be losing one of its biggest markets. After Hong Kong withdrew tax breaks for electric vehicles (EV), enthusiasm of owning a Tesla has dipped drastically.

09 Jul 2017


GST brings down the prices of luxury cars

GST may have made some goods expensive for you but luxury cars are not one of them.

07 Jul 2017

Electric Vehicles

Volvo is e-volving, pledges to go hybrid/electric from now on

Out with the old and in with the new, that's a general sentiment these days. Marking the end of an era and adapting to new sustainable society of the future, Volvo has decided to slowly let go of traditional combustion engines.

02 Jul 2017


The Apple car is no longer a rumour

Rumours about Apple making its own self-driving car had been in the air for quite sometime, but these were just rumours until recently.

27 Jun 2017


Ahead of GST rollout, Gurgaon-Manesar automobile hub tense

Ahead of GST's rollout, the automobile hub of Gurgaon-Manesar is alive with anxiety. Till now, many small-time suppliers haven't been brought on board yet.

23 Jun 2017

Electric Vehicles

Tesla looks to start manufacturing cars in China

Tesla Motors announced that it was in talks with the Chinese authorities to establish a factory in Shanghai, a first in China.

23 Jun 2017


Elon Musk's Tesla apparently wants its own music streaming service

Let's pick the odd one out - Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Tesla, SoundCloud and Pandora. Did you notice the anomaly yet? No prizes for guessing that the anomaly is Tesla.

20 Jun 2017


Buying used car? Keep an eye out for these factors

Used car market is steadily rising in India, as working millennials now prefer to travel according to their convenience instead of having to wait for public transport, or take that weekend trip to rejuvenate themselves.

13 Jun 2017


Looking back at the history of self-driven cars

A future filled with autonomous vehicles might not be a distant dream anymore.

11 Jun 2017


Honda 2030 plan focuses heavily on self-driving cars, AI, EVs

Several players in automobile tech are betting heavily on going green along with bringing forward cars that would ply on the roads with minimum human effort. Japanese carmaker Honda Motor Co has now joined the bandwagon along with pioneers like Tesla to make this into a reality.

05 Jun 2017


Power giant NTPC forays into electric vehicle charging stations

With the intention of promoting clean energy, power giant National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) forayed into the new business of setting up electric vehicle charging stations in Delhi and Noida. It will eventually raise the demand for such vehicles as well as the demand of power generated by NTPC's plants.

25 May 2017


Volkswagen launches first 'Made in India' SUV

German automaker Volkswagen has launched its first "Made in India" SUV, the Tiguan, which was unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016.

19 May 2017


Blackberry to develop virus scanners for luxury cars

Sources stated that Blackberry is now entering the auto security market in a bid to shore up the company's finances after losing primacy in the mobile phone market to Apple.

15 May 2017


Toyota hitches its flying car dream with a volunteered project

Looking at the acute vehicular congestion on the streets, investing on the next-generation mobility by automobile companies is a smart move and the chances of making huge profits are also high.

13 May 2017


Fiat Chrysler recalls 1 million pickup trucks due to software-glitch

Recalls are now becoming more of a common attribute in major firms than the rarity they should be.

11 May 2017


Renault Duster fails safety test conducted by Global NCAP

Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) has released the crash test results of both Renault Duster basic and of the optional driver airbag version.

08 May 2017


Royal Enfield and Ducati, a love story for bikers

Rumors have surfaced suggesting that the Indian firm Royal Enfield is eyeing Italian superbike maker Ducati for a possible acquisition.

03 May 2017


Hyundai online car bookings now open!

Buying cars in India is now only a click away with Hyundai opening bookings through its portal

28 Apr 2017


Honda Activa becomes the largest selling two wheeler globally

Yesterday, Honda rolled out its 15 millionth Honda Activa scooter, making it the largest selling two wheeler in the world.

27 Apr 2017


Kia Motors to invest $1.1bn in their factory in India

Following the slump in their sales in China, Kia Motors is gearing up to strengthen its base in the world's fifth largest market- India.

US Court declines General Motor's plea to avoid ignition-switch lawsuits

The apex court of USA has declined General Motors' plea to avoid lawsuits that stemmed from the firm's infamous ignition switch defects and subsequent recalls.

21 Apr 2017

Electric Vehicles

Electric carmaker Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over parking brake issue

US electric automobile manufacturer Tesla has issued a global-recall for some of its Model S and Model X vehicles to fix a parking brake issue.

19 Apr 2017


Electric Vehicles: Nissan Leaf trial runs to commence this year

Nissan Motor Co. is exploring the opportunities of electric-vehicles in India, as Nissan India Operations head, Guillaume Sicard noted, "We will start a pilot project involving the Nissan Leaf this year, which will help us in assessing the viability of electric vehicles (EV)."