Lijo Mathai

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Volkswagen India looking to bring in electric cars: First car to be expected by this time

In 2016, Volkswagen globally had said that they will want only Battery Electric Vehicles or BEVs by 2030. India, one of the largest car markets in the world, will definitely play a huge role in this.

How the Nissan Magnite is made: One car every five minutes

Per annum, the RNAIPL plant can manufacture up to five lakh cars. Both the partners (Nissan and Renault) claim to have equal space for making their cars here.

Volkswagen Taigun spearheading brand’s transformation to an SUV maker for Indians

The Volkswagen Taigun, the company claims, will be the safest, strongly built SUV in the segment, fun to drive and full of features.

World’s lowest-priced electric vehicle: Detel Easy Plus and how it was made

A Detel Easy Loader version, targetted for the B2B segment, is also coming out later this year. It will get a higher-powered dual-battery, 25kmph top speed, higher range and the chassis has been reinforced for the additional

Detel B2C electric scooter

Exclusive: Updated Maruti Suzuki Swift to be launched soon; Vxi variant gets new infotainment system

Maruti Suzuki will also add the 1.2-litre Dualjet motor that brings in more power (88hp vs the 82hp now) but with the same torque 113Nm. There will also be idle start-stop on offer too.

Will Robotics replace manual labour in the car/bike manufacturing industry?

The MD of Rockwell Automation sheds some light on the new normal as well as how Robotics enhances the quality of products and how much it helps the ground staff.

Suzuki Burgman BS6 Bluetooth review, road test: Almost perfect scooter for families, enthusiasts

We highly recommend the BS6 Burgman for its ease of rideability as well as generally a wide range of capabilities that you will expect from your scooter. Add the word "fun" while doing all this!

What are GTT and AutoSail in TVS, Hero bikes: Functioning and which one is better compared

The choice of adoption too is interesting. Hero has chosen to go the mass market way with the Hero Passion Pro and Glamour getting it. TVS on the other hand has given its Apache range of bikes this feature.

New cars with sunroof under Rs 10 lakh: Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai i20 and more

While the sunroof was an aspirational bit a decade back, it has now turned into a requirement. One that all the manufacturers want to fulfill, be it for small cars or the big ones, hatchbacks as well as crossovers.

Mahindra XUV300 Petrol AMT front

Scooters under Rs 1 lakh with fuel-saving stop-start technology: TVS Jupiter to Yamaha Fascino 125

These scooters not only promise more efficiency but also emit lesser pollutants due to the use of this innovative idle stop-start system.

5 affordable 110cc bikes with added safety features: Hero Passion Pro, Bajaj Platina H-Gear and more

The right pattern is to always use the front brake along with a slight touch of the rear. Now, with CBS as a standard fitment, the pressure applied on the rear brake also dials in some percentage of the front.

Entry-level adventure tourer bikes under Rs 4 lakh: From Hero Xpulse 200 to KTM 390 ADV

These bikes are designed in such a fashion that they can carry you to places where no roads exist. They can also ferry your better half in comfort while at the same time, allowing you to carry that milk packet without droppin

Hatchbacks/sedans with turbo-petrol engines under Rs 10 lakh: Tata Altroz, Hyundai Aura and more

These hatchbacks and sedans are not only affordable as most of their variants fall below the Rs 10 lakh mark but also offer good features and performance.

Sub-compact SUVs with highest boot space: Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon and more

At a time when carrying all the essentials is like second nature, the boot of a vehicle or the storage spaces it has is counted upon the most.

Exclusive: Earth Energy electric cruiser bike’s name, specs, expected price revealed

The production models (a scooter, cruiser and naked bike) will be unveiled on January 26 whereas the actual launch date could be a bit after that.

Why your new KTM 390 Duke, RE Interceptor will not have imported Metzeler, Pirelli tyres now

This means an increase of newer designs as well as sizes from the Indian tyre makers like CEAT, TVS Eurogrip, Apollo and so on for a wide variety of motorcycles including premium ones.

India’s first self-repairing two-wheeler! Komaki electric bikes launched

Komaki Electric vehicles offer nine low-speed models and three high-speed ones. These electric two-wheelers are priced less than Rs 1 lakh and are available across 200+ dealerships.

Top bikes with dual-channel ABS under Rs 2 lakh: Bajaj Dominar, TVS Apache RTR200 and more

Out of all these bikes here, only few have a single-channel ABS version on sale while there are also dual-channel models with a switchable mode for the rear wheel.

Fixcraft: How a start-up is helping provide high quality car repair at lower costs

A lower repair bill for your car, with the same quality as the authorised workshop and also allowing you as the customer to see the work being done on the vehicle from the comfort of your home is what Fixcraft promises.

Toyota Urban Cruiser automatic review, road test: Convenience, practicality rolled in sub-4m form

The Toyota Urban Cruiser is the Japanese company's take on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Should you buy one or give it the cold shoulder has been explained in this review.


7-seater cars under Rs 15 lakh: Renault Triber, Mahindra Marazzo and more

Here is a look at what you can buy in the market right now. These range from the most affordable seven-seater there is - Datsun Go+ to the premium ones like the MG Hector Plus.

2021 Tata Safari: What to expect from the Harrier-clothed 7-seater SUV

The all-new Tata Safari is based on the same platform as the Harrier SUV but brings in an extra pair of seats as well as few features that could be exclusively available with the former.

5 bikes under Rs 3 lakh with GPS navigation: Hero Xpulse 200, TVS Apache RTR200 and more

We have not considered the Honda H'ness CB350 as it requires one to buy a Bluetooth-enabled headset to listen to the instructions given via the phone's GPS.

Petrol BS6 cars with highest fuel efficiency in India: Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Glanza and more

These are the country's highest-rated petrol cars, in terms of fuel efficiency and they happen to be from Maruti Suzuki, Renault as well as Nissan.

BMW G310R BS6 review, road test: Pocket-friendly, new features, but could be more refined

A lower price tag, advanced tech, more goodies and revised looks seem to be the perfect recipe for success for the 2021 BMW G310R. Or is it?


Ultraviolette F77 electric bike almost ready for launch: Range, gradeability tests start

The video shows Narayan riding the motorcycle and the turbine-like sound at acceleration sounds really good. The electric motorcycle can be seen handling the turns as well as straights very easily.

Ultraviolette F77

Toyota Fortuner vs MG Gloster vs Ford Endeavour: 7-seater SUVs compared on specs, price, features

All three SUVs have the muscle power as well as presence. But only one gets access to your pocket. Which one out of the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner facelift and MG Gloster will it be?

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