A ‘smart’ seat that senses your mood!

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Imagine climbing into your car seat exhausted but knowing you have to keep awake for the long drive back home. That may not be a problem if the car is fitted with a seat which can detect and react to the physical and mental state of the driver. If a driver is stressed, the seat …

Germans’ love affair with their cars changing gears

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Few things are so closely tied with Germany’s national identity as the automobile. But changes in demographics, consumer behaviour and new technologies are beginning to steer that relationship, especially for young people, in a different direction, analysts say. On Saturday, the IAA auto show throws open its doors to the general public in Frankfurt, drawing …

Honda recalls 2.24 lakh vehicles in India for faulty airbags

Friday, September 18, 2015


New Delhi: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) is recalling around 2.24 lakh units of its premium sports utility vehicles – CR-V, sedans Civic, City and hatchback Jazz, manufactured between 2003 and 2012 — to replace faulty airbag inflators in the largest such exercise in the country. Under the recall, which is a part of its …

Renault opens pre-launch bookings for small car Kwid

Thursday, September 17, 2015


New Delhi: Carmaker Renault India on Thursday said it has started taking pre-launch bookings for its upcoming new model ‘Kwid’. The car, which the company claims to be the most fuel efficient petrol model in the country delivering a mileage of 25.17 kmpl, is expected to be launched in the next few weeks. The company …

Suzuki unveils Baleno in Frankfurt, India launch expected during festive season

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


New Delhi: Suzuki unveiled its global premium hatchback, Baleno, at the opening day of the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday. The car will be manufactured exclusively in India and will be exported to markets around the world. The car is expected to be launched in India before the festive season kicks in. The Baleno will …

China clouds European optimism as IAA auto show opens

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Car enthusiasts and professionals are headed to Frankfurt this week to the IAA auto show as the industry emerges out of long crisis in Europe, but warily eyes slowing demand in China. The organisers, the German carmakers’ association VDA, said the IAA’s 66th edition promises 210 world premieres and an “amazing display of innovations” from …

Maruti rolls out Ciaz variants with safety features

Saturday, September 12, 2015


New Delhi: Country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday launched two new variants of its mid-sized sedan Ciaz, which come with additional safety features like dual airbags and ABS, priced at Rs 7.48 lakh and Rs 8.37 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. The two new variants – Vxi (O) and Vdi (O), come with …

Audi launches new A6 35 TFSI priced at Rs 45.90 lakh

Friday, September 11, 2015


Mumbai: German luxury car manufacturer Audi has announced its new model Audi A6 35 TFSI priced at Rs 45.9 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi and Mumbai. Audi has taken its success ahead in the executive sedan segment by introducing A6 35 TFSI. The new 1.8 litre turbocharged engine offers a unique combination of power and efficiency …

Mahindra bets big through launch of compact SUV TUV300

Thursday, September 10, 2015


A little more than a month after revealing the sketches and christening it, homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Thursday has finally launched the TUV300 compact SUV starting at Rs 6.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). A compact sub-four metre SUV, M&M is positioning the TUV300 as a “a true blue SUV” and is expected to …

Rolls Royce rolls out new convertible Dawn

Wednesday, September 09, 2015


London: Rolls Royce launched its brand new four-place two door convertible, Dawn, via a webcast from its Goodwood factory in England on Tuesday. “The name ‘Dawn’ perfectly suggests the fresh opportunities that every new day holds – an awakening, an opening up of one’s senses and a burst of sunshine. In its tentative, inchoate, anticipatory …

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