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Lijo Mathai

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Ford Figo vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Maruti Suzuki Swift automatic: Specs, price, features compared

The biggest shocker comes in the price, warranty and service aspect wherein one will assume that the Ford might have to bow in front of the Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki.

Figo AMT vs Swift AMT vs Grand i10 Nios AMT

Huge opportunity for aftermarket tyres in tier 2 & 3 towns: Parag Satpute, MD, Bridgestone India

Parag says, "The growth of non-agriculture vehicles in rural and semi-rural is going to spur demand. These regions will be strategically targeted in the near future."

Ford India to exit market? Possibilities explained

Is Ford going the GM India way or are there chances that things can be salvaged early on? Read on to find out.

EVTRIC Motors to invest Rs 100cr in India: New electric scooter launch soon

The Chakan-based, family-owned company has been into the automation business from a very long time.

Gravton Quanta electric bike launched: 120km range, battery swapping and more

The Gravton Quanta for the time being is available in Hyderabad and one can book it online. The Li-ion battery is being imported at present and then assembled/designed at Gravton Motors' Telangana facility.

Automotive impact of Reliance Industries’ Rs 75,000cr investment in renewable energy explained

These announcements have come at a time when the Indian government is actively pursuing renewable sources of energy and has announced fresh packages for electric vehicle adoption.

India’s largest solar carport at Tata Motors' Pune plant

Maserati Levante hybrid SUV India launch soon: More showrooms coming up

Though the expansion in terms of physical network presence depends on its partners, Maserati is pushing for the demand for its product offerings in Tier-II & Tier-III in the Indian market.

Updated Yamaha Fascino 125, Ray-ZR unveiled: To get these new cool features

Yamaha says that the hybrid system provides the scooter with "additional power". We assume it might be working quite similarly to the SHVS on the Maruti Suzuki cars.

Longer/extended warranty on cars/bikes: Good and bad points explained

Extended warranties turn out to be a boon if the car or bike you're buying is expensive and has almost no support outside the fold.

Amara Raja to invest in Li-ion batteries: New plant, possible partnership explained

A new Li-ion battery manufacturing firm could be quite a possibility whereas whether the company will be alone in these efforts

Bikes that were resurrected after being discontinued: Unicorn, Pulsar 180 and more

Here are few motorcycle/scooter nameplates that were done away with, but came back either in an all-new package or with just some cosmetic as well as mechanical changes. 

Bajaj Pulsar 180, Jawa Classic, Honda CB Unicorn

Suzuki Gixxer SF150 BS6 to be recalled: 19,000 bikes affected due to this reason

Customers will be sent emailers, text messages and called by their dealers to come in and get their motorcycles inspected.

No registration fee for electric car/bike soon: Ather, Hero and others react

To ensure that the EV adoption is quick, companies have been making sure that the range of the vehicle is more, the charging time is less and overall the asking cost of the electric vehicle is lower than the competition.

Non-ISI helmet sale banned in India from June 1: Explained

Today, if someone is found selling or manufacturing a non-ISI certified helmet, then they will have to face the consequences - in this case it will be imprisonment for a year, fine of Rs 1 lakh or both.

US-based Triton EV to deliver 2,000 electric semi-trucks to India

Talwar Auto Garages PVT Ltd, one of the largest automotive distributors in South India, has signed a purchase order for 2,000 Triton EV semi-trucks. The trucks are worth USD 300 million (Rs 21,76,96,50,000).

Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza CNG in India a distant dream: Reasons explained

While CNG is the most affordable as well as efficient fuel we have, it is not as widespread in all parts of the country. Nonetheless, the manufacturers have a different reason for not launching it with compact SUVs.

No need to pay toll if wait time exceeds 10 seconds: Rule explained

The document also claims that at present, there is no wait time at toll plazas especially because customers have all switched to FasTags.

toll booths

SUVs likely to be launched in India in June 2021: Hyundai Alcazar, Skoda Kushaq

Skoda, Hyundai, Audi, and Volkswagen all have their SUVs lined up for a launch in the month of June 2021.

skoda kushaq sanskrit name

Safest sub-4m SUVs under Rs 10 lakh: Vitara Brezza, Nexon and more

All the cars have mostly been tested in their pre-facelift form but since these have got good crash safety ratings, it is expected that the manufacturers may have added compliant bumpers and components.

Cars with highest waiting period: Nissan Magnite to Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

A good number of these cars are SUVs whereas few of them are powered by CNG. Shortage of manpower as well as materials is said to be the root cause.

Top SUVs with turbo petrol engines under Rs 10 lakh: From Magnite to Sonet

Zip past others in traffic, get a few enhancements and most of all be still happy at the pumps is the mantra behind making turbo petrol SUVs and India seems to have a lot of them.

Safe Cams’ Driver Status Monitor cameras introduced with fatigue alarm, other benefits

The SC DS02 also tells if a cellphone is being used while driving, if the driver is smoking, if has breached speed limits, face ID as well as non-detection. 

Mitsubishi India: End of the road or sliver of hope?

The deal with the Jamshedpur components maker is off but does this mean Mitsubishi will wrap up its India innings?

Mitsubishi Pajero Select-Plus

Okinawa’s new electric scooter plant to roll out a million units a year

Not only this, Okinawa Autotech also aims to invest in battery making in the near future.

5 most affordable bikes/scooters with ABS in India: From Platina 110 to Apache RTR160

With the government mandating ABS for bikes and scooters over 150cc, it is a standard fare for manufacturers. However, most of them provide only single-channel ABS as part of cost-cutting.

Exclusive: Okinawa to launch 3 new high-speed electric scooters/bikes within 2 years

About the Okinawa Oki100, Jeetender Sharma, MD Okinawa Autotech, confirmed that the final production version will look nothing like the concept shown.

Diesel at your doorstep: Cost, benefits, how to order via The Fuel Delivery explained

The fuel dispensing bowsers are fitted with the best safety fittings like spark arrestor, emergency shut-off valve, fusible link, emergency vent, pressure vacuum valve, etc. which are approved by the concerned authorities.