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China’s Baidu eyes driverless car production by 2020

Friday, April 29, 2016

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In another bid to innovate more Driverless cars, Chinese search engine giant Baidu is planning to produce driverless cars by 2020, its chief executive said, as the company reported revenue climbed sharply in the first quarter. Income for the three months ending in March reached $2.45 billion (15.82 billion yuan), up 31.2 percent from the same …

Isuzu Motors inaugurates its Rs 3,000 crore manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Andhra Pradesh: Japanese utility vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Motors today inaugurated its Greenfield manufacturing unit located in SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. The Rs 3,000-crore facility was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The first product rolled out was the adventure utility vehicle D-MAX V-Cross, which was showcased at the Auto Expo. The company then …

Honda Cars expects sales to grow in double digits in 2016-17

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Honda Cars India expects sales to grow in double digits in the current fiscal despite several challenges though it says achieving a total of 3 lakh units during the year looks  difficult. The car maker, which is all set to enter the fast-growing mid-range sports utility vehicle segment next month with its seven-seater BR-V, had …

Mercedes-Benz to power vehicles with bio-diesel: Gadkari

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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New Delhi:  German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has offered to power its cars and other vehicles with bio-diesel in India after been hit hard by the clamp down on large diesel cars. According to the reports, Mercedes has given a letter to the Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, that they can use 100 …

Scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors says sales fall off cliff

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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In the mid of the crisis faced by Japanese auto giant, Mitsubishi Motors said Wednesday that sales in Japan have fallen off a cliff since the company admitted last week that it has been cheating on fuel-efficiency tests. Tetsuro Aikawa, the automaker’s president, revealed that orders have dropped by almost half since the scandal erupted, as …

Hyundai launches Creta automatic transmission petrol

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) today launched an automatic transmission variant of its popular compact SUV Creta in the petrol fuel option priced at Rs 12.87 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company already offers automatic transmission for the diesel option of the Creta priced at Rs 14.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which has clocked nearly …

Global carmakers see rising competition in China

Monday, April 25, 2016

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Beijing:  Global carmakers gathered in Beijing on Monday to show off their wares as competition intensifies and growth slows in the world’s biggest auto market, with the key SUV and new energy vehicle sectors the focus of attention. Total auto sales in China reached 24.6 million last year, making it a crucial market for foreign …

Ford to recall 42,300 units of Figo, Aspire in India

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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In a bid to fix a software glitch that could lead to malfunctioning of airbags during a collision, US auto giant Ford will recall around 42,300 units of hatchback Figo and compact sedan Figo Aspire in India. Ford India is proactively issuing a voluntary safety recall for the two models built at the Sanand plant since the …

Mitsubishi Motors to pay owners of fuel-cheating cars

Saturday, April 23, 2016

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In a bid to limit the fallout from a fuel-efficiency cheating scandal, Japanese auto giant Mitsubishi Motors plans to compensate customers. Authorities raided the company’s office on Thursday after the company admitted it had falsified efficiency data for hundreds of thousands of vehicles. ALSO READ: Subramanian Swamy, Navjot Sidhu, Mary Kom nominated to Rajya Sabha Mitsubishi Motors shares …

Bentley launches first SUV in India priced at Rs 3.85 cr

Friday, April 22, 2016

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In what could be a good news for automotive enthusiasts across India, the ultra luxury car maker Bentley launched its first sports utility vehicle Bentayga in India in Indian market priced at wooping Rs 3.85 crore (ex-showroom Delhi) onwards. The company’s dealer in India, Exclusive Motors has already received confirmed bookings for the “world’s fastest luxury …

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