Auto

Tata Motors seeks image rebirth with Messi-endorsed hatchback Zica

Thursday, January 14, 2016

RSS

India’s Tata Motors Ltd will be reborn this month with a curvaceous hatchback far removed from the low-cost, boxy models often associated with taxis, kicking off an image-centred strategy for a brand with newly global aspirations. The Zica will be followed over the next three years by more hatchbacks and sport utility vehicles, plugging gaps …

Google reveals self-driving car slip-ups

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

RSS

Google on Tuesday said that while its self-driving cars have safely driven more than a million miles, there have been times when humans have had to take over to avoid crashing. System “anomalies” caused drivers to take the wheel 272 times in California test cars in the 14 months leading up to December, Google said …

Hyundai aims to ‘set benchmark for luxury’ with Genesis brand

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

RSS

Detroit: Hyundai is reaching for the top in launching a new luxury brand, Genesis, which aims to replicate the success of Japanese rivals while redefining the customer experience. The Korean automaker unveiled its flagship sedan, the G90, at the Detroit auto show Monday that was designed to compete with the top offerings of storied brands …

US authorities rebuff VW diesel recall plan

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

RSS

It isn’t looking too great for car makers Volkswagen as US environmental regulators have turned down its initial recall plan for its diesel cars equipped with illegal emissions cheat devices Tuesday, a day before its chief holds high-level talks on the scandal in Washington. The California Air Resources Board rejected Volkswagen’s recall proposals for its 2.0 …

Luxury rules day one at 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

RSS

It was a visual treat for the car lover at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday where luxury ruled the day as automakers celebrated record-breaking US sales. Here are the highlights from day one of the auto show. Thor’s Hammer Signature ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights helped Volvo’s luxury XC90 capture the show’s coveted 2016 sport utility …

First trial against GM over faulty ignitions begins in NY

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

RSS

It’s the moment of truth for US automaker General Motors as the first jury trial against it over an ignition-switch defect linked to 124 deaths and scores of injuries began at a federal court in New York. GM reached settlements with hundreds of victims of the faulty switch — which in some cases caused ignitions …

Volkswagen determined to win back American consumers

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

RSS

Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen vowed Monday to reconquer the hearts of American car consumers as it struggles to shift focus away from the still-unresolved emissions cheating scandal. “We are determined to reignite America’s love for Volkswagen,” Herbert Diess, chairman of the Volkswagen brand, said on the opening day of the Detroit auto show. Volkswagen’s …

VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept makes world debut at Detroit show

Monday, January 11, 2016

RSS

Looking to belatedly renovate its SUV lineup in North America, Volkswagen unveiled the Tiguan GTE Active Concept at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Based on the all-new Tiguan (due to arrive in the US in 2017), its name doesn’t exactly give it away. It’s a plug-in hybrid, all-wheel-drive crossover SUV with …

VW chief apologizes over emissions scandal on first US trip

Monday, January 11, 2016

RSS

Trying to clean up the mess that Volkswagen has created for itself, its chief executive Matthias Mueller has apologized for cheating diesel car emissions tests on his first official US visit since the scandal broke in September. “We know we deeply disappointed our customers, the responsible government bodies, and the general public here in America,” …

Mercedes sells 13.5K units in 2015, to launch 12 products this year

Sunday, January 10, 2016

RSS

German luxury car giant Mercedes-Benz on Saturday said it posted record sales of 13,502 units in India last year as compared to 10,201 units in 2014, a significant jump of 32%, and is planning to add 12 “fascinating” new products to its portfolio in 2016. By registering sales of 13,502 units in the January- December …

Page 30 of 47« First...1020...2829303132...40...Last »