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Maruti Suzuki set to reenter diesel segment next year: Report

December 13, 2020 11:32:46 am

Maruti Suzuki had discontinued diesel models from its portfolio with the onset of stricter BS-VI emission norms from April this year.

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After self-driving car project, Uber now jettisons flying car project

December 9, 2020 1:46:39 pm

Uber is handing its flying car project, Uber Elevate, to the air taxi startup Joby Aviation, the two companies said Tuesday. Uber will also invest $75 million in Joby’s effort to build a flying taxi, while agreeing to become partners with the startup when the flying car reaches the market.

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Uber, after years of trying, is handing off its self-driving car project

December 8, 2020 11:19:46 am

Uber, which spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a self-driving car project that executives once believed was a key to becoming profitable, is handing the autonomous vehicle effort over to Aurora, and will also invest $400 million in the start-up, the companies said

Surge pricing can’t exceed 1.5 times base fare; floor on discounts

November 28, 2020 12:42:29 am

The government has mandated that drivers of cab aggregators get at least 80 per cent of the income earned from a ride, with the remaining going into a fund of the aggregator.

KTM launches KTM 250 Adventure bike, priced at Rs 2,48,256

November 20, 2020 6:53:48 pm

Bookings of the KTM 250 Adventure have commenced at KTM showrooms across the country from Friday, the company said in a statement.

No plans to enter commuter 2-wheeler segment in India: Suzuki Motorcycle

October 7, 2020 6:02:29 pm

SMIPL Vice-President (sales, marketing and aftersales) Devashish Handa said the company is looking to expand its sales network by just around 1 per cent this fiscal.

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Hyundai confident on flying cars, steps up plans for full lineup

October 6, 2020 2:25:33 pm

Unfazed by regulatory and safety hurdles, a slew of planemakers, auto manufacturers and startups are seeking to disrupt the transport industry with flying cars and parcel-hauling drones.

Maruti ties up with Myles Automotive for subscription service in Hyderabad, Pune

August 29, 2020 1:12:59 am

Maruti had tied up with Orix Auto Infrastructure Services to launch a similar service in Gurgaon and Bengaluru.

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Audi RS Q8 launched in India, price starts at Rs 2.07 crore

August 27, 2020 1:31:36 pm

The model has a mild-hybrid system (MHEV) with a 48-volt main on-board electrical system. It also features cylinder on demand (COD) technology that turns off cylinders when power needed is lesser to save fuel.

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Hyundai Motor India sales drop 28 per cent in July

August 1, 2020 12:03:25 pm

Commenting on the sales performance, HMIL Director (Sales, Marketing & Service) Tarun Garg said the company has been able to contribute towards triggering the country's economic revival.

Time to unwind with Australia’s soothing shades of Blue

July 16, 2020 7:09:54 pm

No matter where you are on Earth, these swirling shades of Australian blue will whisk you away...

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Bajaj Auto unions demand factory halt after 250 workers test positive for Covid

July 6, 2020 11:32:29 am

The company said on June 26 that 140 of the roughly 8,000 staff at the factory had caught the virus and two had died. It said work there would not be stopped, however, as the company wanted to learn to "live with the virus".

Honda drives in 2020 version of compact SUV WR-V priced at Rs 8.5 lakh

July 2, 2020 4:43:10 pm

The BS-VI compliant petrol versions of the model are priced at Rs 8.5 lakh and Rs 9.7 lakh, while the BS-VI diesel trims are tagged at Rs 9.8 lakh and Rs 11 lakh.

Small car segment: MSIL sees end of road for diesel vehicles after its price overtakes petrol in Delhi

June 26, 2020 12:58:08 am

As the share of diesel car sales in the passenger vehicle segment has come down from around 60 per cent in 2012-13 to 28 per cent in 2019-20 (17 per cent share in Q4 FY20), Shashank Srivastava, ED, sales and marketing at MSIL, said ownership of diesel cars do not make much of economic sense.

Sale, registration of BS-IV vehicles: SC pulls up automobile dealers for ‘violation’

June 16, 2020 4:18:52 am

The Bench said it had directed that vehicles sold till March 31 can be registered till April 30 in the “special circumstances”.

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Hyundai rolls out 200 vehicles from Chennai plant on first day of resuming operations

May 9, 2020 2:04:11 pm

The auto major has commenced production at the facility adhering to 100 per cent compliance of safety and social distancing norms, Hyundai Motor India said in a statement.

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Maruti Suzuki receives permission to resume operations at Manesar plant

April 22, 2020 2:14:24 pm

According to officials, although the company had applied for permission to operate with 4,696 employees, they have received permission to put only 600 to work.

Mahindra retools its Detroit auto plant to produce face shields, other medical supplies

April 16, 2020 2:54:00 pm

According to Detroit news, roughly 20 employees at Mahindra's Auburn Hills manufacturing site are making aspiration boxes from the plastic polycarbonate windshields used in their vehicles, as well as face shields and masks.

Tired of paying hefty car insurance premiums?

March 26, 2020 12:59:27 pm

Liberty General Insurance now lets you pay only for the kilometers you drive

Atlantic Canada – A Whole New World

March 17, 2020 4:30:01 pm

Comprised of four provinces on the country’s Atlantic coastline – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador, ‘Atlantic Canada’ has wonderfully different locations to explore, underpinned by a distinct and welcoming maritime culture and super-friendly locals.

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Tier-1, Tier-2 cities make up 25 per cent of Lamborghini India sales

February 13, 2020 6:30:51 pm

Sharad Agarwal, Head of Lamborghini India said that an averange Lamborghini owner in India is in the 25-45 age bracket and most were businessmen or industrialists. Despite this profile, he said, 60-65 per cent of them avail auto finance.

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‘EVs are imminent as they are a better promise than the internal combustion engine’: Shailesh Chandra

February 9, 2020 12:10:50 am

Shailesh Chandra, president, electric mobility business & corporate strategy at Tata Motors, tells The Indian Express electric vehicle future is imminent and he would go with an aggressive portfolio of products.

Auto Expo 2020: Maruti showcases much-awaited off-road vehicle Suzuki Jimny

February 8, 2020 1:17:02 pm

With its compact design and off-road capabilities, the vehicle speaks volumes about Suzuki's engineering capabilities, he added. Suzuki sells the Jimny across 194 countries.

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Beginning second half, we may slowly start to get back to normal growth path: Hyundai CEO Seon Seob Kim

February 6, 2020 4:01:39 am

While the company already has its EV rolled out in the market, he said that Hyundai may introduce its mass market EV over the next 2-3 years and that their EV vision is in line with that of the government.

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Expect some pick-up in sales after April: Maruti Suzuki India CEO Kenichi Ayukawa

February 6, 2020 7:33:50 am

Stating that MSIL will focus on small mass EV, he said that industry sales, which have been under pressure for over a year now, should start improving after April once the transition to BSVI is complete and there is an uptick in economy.

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