Lijo Mathai

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Five 150cc motorcycles that Hero discontinued this decade: Hunk, Xtreme and more

All these five motorcycles were a victim of poor marketing as well as lower features and higher pricing compared to the competition.

Why Maruti Suzuki does not offer sunroof in their cars

While it may seem that cars with sunroofs are the trend for Indian consumers, Maruti Suzuki says their research says otherwise. Here is why Maruti Suzuki does not offer a sunroof in any of their cars.

Cost not the only factor for Maruti Suzuki to discontinue diesel engines

The upcoming BS-VI norm costs aren't the only one worrying MSIL as they also have the Real Driving Emissions in 2023 which will ask for an increase in significant investment.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and Alto K10 to co-exist: K10 to continue with safety and BS6 updates

Maruti Suzuki India will be launching a new micro-SUV called the S-Presso in October 2019 and will most likely be positioned above the existing Alto line-up. 

Maruti offers five year warranty on its 1.3-litre diesel engine: We explain why the 1.5-litre doesn’t get it

The 1.5-litre diesel engine will likely continue post the April 2020 BS-VI conversion deadline but it may be priced slightly more.

Exclusive! Techo Electra scooters get higher capacity lead-acid batteries: Here is how much the range has increased

The Neo as well as Raptor scooters run the higher-rated lead-acid batteries which has resulted in an increase in range by 30-40km on economy mode.

Fast charging time of 10 minutes and just over Rs 2 lakh: Meet the Shado ERICK e-rickshaw

ERICK uses di-capacitor batteries, charges in just 5-10 minutes, lasts 70km per charge and an enviable five year warranty with annual maintenance contract thrown in.

Maruti Suzuki removes Swift LDi from its website: Company’s most affordable diesel car now is the Dzire

Flagging interest in the base version is being cited as one of the main reasons why the Rs 5.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Swift LDi is no longer in the showrooms.

Emflux One, India’s first electric superbike, on the track to be launched in 2020

Emflux is already on its way to making a second mid-powered electric motorcycle that will debut by 2021 and the company is also selling its technologies to other small EV makers.

How JK Tyres Treel tyre pressure monitoring system helps you get better fuel economy

The Treel app monitors the tyre pressure, temperature, points one to the nearest JK authorised service station and also allow remote monitoring of a vehicle.

Meet Techo Electra: New streetfighter electric motorcycle, higher power vehicles and other plans revealed

There are plans to bring in a new electric motorcycle that will have a styling similar to the FZ-16 and service costs for other vehicles detailed out

All-new Hyundai Grand i10 Nios: Here’s what to expect from the Maruti Suzuki Swift competitor

The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios will go head on with the Maruti Swift and its USPs will be the bigger dimensions as well as the BS-VI compliant petrol-diesel engines.

Five reasons why one should buy a diesel BS-IV car right now

A BS-VI car will cost more, registration charges are going to go up soon, fuel efficiency is expected to be lower and the discounts are high at the moment

Mahindra TUV300 facelift review: Better than earlier but not the best

The TUV300 has got most of the rough edges sorted but then it still isn't the urban dweller's dream vehicle and is more at home plying on rural roads

MG Hector vs Hyundai Creta vs Tata Harrier: Battle of mid-size diesel manual SUVs

The Creta has longed enjoyed a monopoly in the mid-size segment but now the Harrier and Hector want to stake a claim on its throne.

Individual files patent infringement case on Ashok Leyland and Sun Mobility for battery swapping technology

Karthigeyan has been propagating battery swap technology from 2006 and has a patent for the same which he has been renewing each year thereon

How Maruti Suzuki turned its ‘premium’ segment aspirations from failure to success with Nexa

Separate Nexa service centres have opened up now while there are other facilities too being provided to customers that have helped bring in numbers

How to avoid the 400 per cent increase in proposed registration charges by the government

This proposed draft could affect the already slumping automobile sales in India but there is a silver lining to the entire process too

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2019 BMW 7 Series launched in India: S-Class rival now even more luxurious

The 7 Series has got even more refined, has more equipment on offer while the engines too have got additional firepower

BMW X7 launched in India: 7-seater Mercedes GLS competitor in a brand new avatar

The flashy 2.2 tonne SUV is packed with features and has two engine options - one diesel and one petrol to take care of propulsion power

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CF Moto motorcycles launched: Single and twin cylinder bikes affordable than KTM and Kawasaki rivals

All the motorcycles come in through the CKD route, are priced very aggressively and will be available throughout India in a short while

Maruti Alto K10 CNG or the Alto 800 CNG? Prepare to be surprised

A decision made simpler for the first time entry-level hatchback buyer who also wants to run his Maruti car on CNG

Triumph motorcycles going at a huge discount in India: Here is the catch

Most of these Triumph motorcycles are going for a huge company-approved discounts while the dealers are also trying to sweeten the deal

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TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100: The ethanol-powered bike that has lower running costs than petrol

The ethanol-fueled RTR 200 will be available in showrooms in a phased manner and costs Rs 10,000 more than the regular RTR200

Hyundai Venue DCT vs Tata Nexon AMT: The better petrol automatic SUV?

The Venue and the Nexon follow two separate approaches when it comes to tackling the sub-4m SUV space. We advise on which one you should go for

World’s first electric two-wheeler SUV made in India: Meet the Gugu R-SUV

While the R-SUV will just be a basis for research, the real deal is a micro e-scooter that will not only have a higher battery range but will be affordable as well

Budget 2019: Green mobility comes at the expense of ICE vehicles, says Mercedes-Benz

Budget 2019: While Mercedes welcomed the introduction of tax benefits for electric vehicles, the brand feels that conventional vehicles shouldn’t be taxed heavily

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