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Tesla and GM suffer collateral damage in Trump-Xi trade war

Tesla and GM suffer collateral damage in Trump-Xi trade war

Jun 20, 2018

GM has for years vied with Volkswagen AG to be the biggest foreign automaker operating in China, while Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle manufacturer has been rapidly expanding sales and in talks for months with the Shanghai government about opening its first assembly plant in the country.

All-new Maruti Wagon R 7-seater MPV spotted: Don’t expect this in India anytime soon

All-new Maruti Wagon R 7-seater MPV spotted: Don’t expect this in India anytime soon

Jun 20, 2018

The new-gen Maruti Wagon R seven-seater MPV has its styling inspired by Suzuki Solio that is on sale in international markets. This will be the second MPV by Maruti after the Ertiga that is also due for an update. More details expected soon.

Volkswagen, Ford mull hooking up to jointly create CVs

Volkswagen, Ford mull hooking up to jointly create CVs

Jun 20, 2018

Automakers across the globe are exploring ways to share expenses for developing light commercial vehicles, including electrified models, as cities including Paris and Shanghai push to improve air quality.

No petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2040

No petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2040

Jun 20, 2018

The earliest ministers will detail the plans, known as “Road to Zero”, is on Wednesday but they are unlikely to come so soon, the source added.

Carmakers need more coders, scientists and researchers as technology advances

Carmakers need more coders, scientists and researchers as technology advances

Jun 20, 2018

At an event, the Ford Motor Company unveiled its lofty plans: a space of 1.2 million square feet (111,500 square meters) spanning several city blocks, where the company’s employees, and those of partner firms and startups, will work on innovations such as autonomous driving and electrification.

Made-in-India electric cars from Mercedes-Benz soon as it bets big on EVs

Made-in-India electric cars from Mercedes-Benz soon as it bets big on EVs

Jun 20, 2018

Mercedes-Benz India says that in long-term the company will look at locally manufacturing electric vehicles in India from its plant in Chakan, Pune. At auto expo 2018 the company had showcased its EQ electric SUV concept that is likely to go on sale globally later next year.

Range Rover SVAutobiography and Range Rover Sport SVR bookings open in India

Range Rover SVAutobiography and Range Rover Sport SVR bookings open in India

Jun 20, 2018

Range Rover SVAutobiography and Range Rover Sport SVR have both received upgrades from the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team, and have hence been given upgrades in terms of performance and features.

ZF eAMT: New transmission technology for small vehicles, right for India

ZF eAMT: New transmission technology for small vehicles, right for India

Jun 19, 2018

ZF software regulates the networking and coordination of the internal combustion engine, electric motor and automated transmission. This eAMT operating mode is particularly suitable for urban driving.

Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo players: How to win a trip to Nissan Nismo festival in Japan

Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo players: How to win a trip to Nissan Nismo festival in Japan

Jun 19, 2018

The fastest gamer who selects Nissan as their brand in each of the three FIA Manufacturers Series global regions will win a trip to Japan. They will also receive Nissan team clothing and coaching from a Nissan/GT Academy mentor.

Elon Musk says Tesla employee ‘sabotaged’ operations and leaked sensitive data to third parties

Elon Musk says Tesla employee ‘sabotaged’ operations and leaked sensitive data to third parties

Jun 19, 2018

Musk wrote that the company would be investigating the matter this week, adding that Tesla needed to determine if the person was acting alone or in concert with “any outside organizations.

Volvo’s latest creation: A 12-metre electric bus without a driver

Volvo’s latest creation: A 12-metre electric bus without a driver

Jun 19, 2018

Volvo’s new 12-metre self-driving bus, based on its commercially produced electric city bus, has been designed for comfort and has been programmed to accelerate and brake gently when starting off or when coming to a halt.

London, Manchester, other British cities urge petrol, diesel ban be brought forward by 10 years

London, Manchester, other British cities urge petrol, diesel ban be brought forward by 10 years

Jun 19, 2018

The government is due to detail the proposals in a “Road to Zero” plan shortly, but on Monday, Khan joined mayors and city leaders from Manchester, Liverpool, Oxford, Sheffield and Bristol to call for the measures to be implemented quicker.

Automobile companies to hike capital expense by 30%, PV segment to account for 70% of increase

Automobile companies to hike capital expense by 30%, PV segment to account for 70% of increase

Jun 19, 2018

According to Crisil, passenger vehicle (PV) makers will account for about 70 per cent of this Rs 58,000 crore additional capex, followed by commercial vehicle manufacturers at 20 per cent and the balance by two-wheeler makers.

Hyundai makes India, US and Europe its regional headquarters

Hyundai makes India, US and Europe its regional headquarters

Jun 19, 2018

Hyundai Motor North America headquarters will encompass Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, the company’s production hub for the Americas, and three sales units – Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Canada and Hyundai Motor Mexico.

Most popular SUVs in India: From Mahindra Scorpio to Jeep Compass and why people love them

Most popular SUVs in India: From Mahindra Scorpio to Jeep Compass and why people love them

Jun 18, 2018

2018 might be the year of sedans but its still SUVs that have been dominating major growth. With the UV space SUVs are posting over 20% growth YoY and the emergence of sub-compact SUV space has added a new dimension in the overall passenger vehicle industry.

Hyundai Creta modified to look like Jeep Compass in just Rs 4,000!

Hyundai Creta modified to look like Jeep Compass in just Rs 4,000!

Jun 18, 2018

Jeep Compass was the American brand’s entry into the compact SUV market in the country. So, if you like American SUV styling but have already paid for a Hyundai Creta, there’s a fix for you. But should you do it?

Jeep Compass Bedrock edition launched at Rs 17.53 lakh: 25,000 Compass SUVs already sold

Jeep Compass Bedrock edition launched at Rs 17.53 lakh: 25,000 Compass SUVs already sold

Jun 18, 2018

Jeep Compass Bedrock edition will be available in limited numbers and only with a diesel engine. It is based on the base variant of the Compass – Sport, but comes with a list of new equipment and cosmetic upgrades to the inside and out.

Mercedes-Benz to launch only BS VI diesel vehicles in India

Mercedes-Benz to launch only BS VI diesel vehicles in India

Jun 18, 2018

The company has already invested around Rs 2,200 crore on the plant till date. Jopp said the company’s BS VI diesel engines can run on BS IV fuel which is currently available across the country.

Delta Electronics sets up Mumbai’s first DC fast-charger for electric vehicles

Delta Electronics sets up Mumbai’s first DC fast-charger for electric vehicles

Jun 18, 2018

The EV charging station was launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Government of India and Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Tesla Roadster SpaceX to include rocket boosters! Elon Musk says it could fly too

Tesla Roadster SpaceX to include rocket boosters! Elon Musk says it could fly too

Jun 18, 2018

The package will include 10 small rocket thrusters arranged “seamlessly’ around the vehicle. The thrusters will use ultra high-pressure air housed in composite-looking air tanks which are immediately replenished through air pumps powered by the battery pack.

Shift to EVs likely to affect automotive suppliers, small players to be hit hard

Shift to EVs likely to affect automotive suppliers, small players to be hit hard

Jun 18, 2018

From the perspective of component suppliers, large players are likely to adapt to the dramatic changes, however, small firms could be hit the hardest by this disruption, said the report titled ‘Electrifying India: Building blocks for a sustainable EV ecosystem.

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Car collection of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and other top football stars

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Car collection of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and other top football stars

Jun 18, 2018

Since everybody seems to be enjoying football, we bring you some interesting trivia about car collections of some of your favourite FIFA 2018 stars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe launched in India at a price of Rs 2.55 crore: Here’s what makes it so special

Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe launched in India at a price of Rs 2.55 crore: Here’s what makes it so special

Jun 18, 2018

Mercedes-AMG India has launched the AMG S 63 Coupe in India at Rs 2.55 Crore. This will be the seventh Mercedes-Benz and fourth AMG to launch in the country this year, with the most recent one being the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S that was rolled out last month.

Volvo aims to use 25 percent recycled plastics in cars from 2025

Volvo aims to use 25 percent recycled plastics in cars from 2025

Jun 18, 2018

Volvo unveiled a test model of its XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV in Gothenburg, Sweden, that it said looks identical to the existing car except that some of its plastic parts were made from recycled materials.

Mumbai to Pune in just 25 mins! Hyperloop project likely to be Made in India

Mumbai to Pune in just 25 mins! Hyperloop project likely to be Made in India

Jun 18, 2018

Hyperloop project between Mumbai and Pune is likely to bring down the travel time from 4 hours to about 25 minutes. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who is currently in America visited the Virgin Hyperloop One test site in Nevada and met the company’s CEO and board member, Rob Lloyd.

New National Auto Policy in India in 3 months: Govt plans big hybrid and EVs push

New National Auto Policy in India in 3 months: Govt plans big hybrid and EVs push

Jun 18, 2018

It has already been over six months since various stakeholders have started working on the draft automobile policy, which envisages having a single nodal regulatory body for the automobile industry, officials in the Heavy Industry Ministry said.

2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of debut: What makes this 5-series rival so special!

2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of debut: What makes this 5-series rival so special!

Jun 17, 2018

The S60 will be the setter of many firsts for Volvo, including being the first car built by Volvo to not feature a diesel powertrain as an option. The Volvo S60 sedan will also be the first Volvo to have the “Polestar Engineered” performance package.

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