Passenger Vehicles

Volkswagen aims big with the Taigun, looking to sell 5000 units a month

Volkswagen aims big with the Taigun, looking to sell 5000 units a month

Sep 23, 2021

Volkswagen has big dreams with the newly-launched Taigun in India and aims to sell 5000 units per month. The current bookings, however, have exceeded expectations for the carmaker, as we get to know from Ashish Gupta.

Ford forcing dealers to sign NDA – FADA writes to Minister of Heavy Industries

Ford forcing dealers to sign NDA – FADA writes to Minister of Heavy Industries

Sep 23, 2021

FADA has written to the Minister of Heavy Industries seeking intervention claiming that Ford is asking its dealers to sign an NDA before any compensation package is worked out. FADA is asking the Ministery to take take a few steps to protect dealers.

Volkswagen enters the mid-size SUV segment with the Taigun, priced at ₹10.49 lakh onwards

Volkswagen enters the mid-size SUV segment with the Taigun, priced at ₹10.49 lakh onwards

Sep 23, 2021

Volkswagen launches the Taigun mid-size SUV in India for ₹10.49 lakh onwards. The new Volkswagen Taigun will compete against the segment’s best-sellers such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and the recently-launched Skoda Kushaq.

Continental develops radar-based ADAS solutions for emerging markets

Continental develops radar-based ADAS solutions for emerging markets

Sep 22, 2021

Continental develops affordable ADAS solutions for emerging markets in the form of a radar sensor and rearview systems (RVS231). These new features are aimed at entry-level and mid-segment passenger cars.

Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT launched in India, expanding the company’s EV portfolio

Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT launched in India, expanding the company’s EV portfolio

Sep 22, 2021

After launching the Audi e-tron in India a few months ago, the German carmaker has launched the e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT for ₹1.79 crore and ₹2.04 crore respectively. The e-Tron models make it to Indian shores merely months after its global debut.

Tata Motors gears up for the festive season, launches Tata Safari Gold Edition for ₹21.89 lakh

Tata Motors gears up for the festive season, launches Tata Safari Gold Edition for ₹21.89 lakh

Sep 17, 2021

As the festive season nears, Tata Motors is looking to push sales by launching a new variant of its flagship SUV, called the Safari Gold Edition. The Safari Gold Edition is priced at ₹21.89 lakh and is available in two shades.

Citroen C3 breaks cover, claims 90% localisation

Citroen C3 breaks cover, claims 90% localisation

Sep 16, 2021

The Citroen C3 makes its global debut, and as per the French carmaker, as much as 90% of the vehicle will be locally manufactured in its Chennai plant. The launch is scheduled to take place in the first half of 2022.

Made in India Citroen C3 teased ahead of official unveiling

Made in India Citroen C3 teased ahead of official unveiling

Sep 15, 2021

After launching the Citroen C5 Aircross in India, the French carmaker has teased the Citroen C3 ahead of its official unveiling tomorrow. Citroen claims that the C3 will be the company’s first made in India vehicle.

MG Astor unveiled – Say hello to the world of AI in cars

MG Astor unveiled – Say hello to the world of AI in cars

Sep 15, 2021

The wait is over, as the MG Astor finally breaks cover. The MG Astor is the first vehicle in India to feature Level 2 autonomous safety, along with a personal assistant to keep drivers engaged and a host of smart connectivity features.

New Force Gurkha breaks cover with an updated BS6 engine and more

New Force Gurkha breaks cover with an updated BS6 engine and more

Sep 15, 2021

After being showcased at the Auto Expo last year, Force Motors has finally unveiled the new Gurkha with an updated BS6 engine and some creature comforts that the previous generation model missed out on.

Paytm launches FASTag-based metro parking facility in association with DMRC

Paytm launches FASTag-based metro parking facility in association with DMRC

Sep 13, 2021

Customers in Delhi can now use their Paytm FASTags to pay for parking at metro stations. Delhi’s Kashmere Gate metro station in the national capital becomes the first to have a fully digitised parking lot.

We are planning to expand to over 10 cities in the next 12 months – Mahmud Kotebagi, Beyond Garage

We are planning to expand to over 10 cities in the next 12 months – Mahmud Kotebagi, Beyond Garage

Sep 13, 2021

Beyond Garage, a Bangalore and Hyderabad-based vehicle service provider, is taking on competition such as Go Mechanic and Pitstop, bridging a gap in the industry with big expansion plans. Here’s more.

Mercedes-Benz deploys HERE maps for Drive Pilot system

Mercedes-Benz deploys HERE maps for Drive Pilot system

Sep 11, 2021

The HERE HD Live Map consists of multiple layers providing information for a car to know where exactly it is and what lies ahead.

Hyundai Mobis launches accessories for i20 N Line

Hyundai Mobis launches accessories for i20 N Line

Sep 11, 2021

Helping the i20 N Line stand out! Here are all the details.

Auto retail fraternity is shocked – FADA reacts to Ford’s exit plans

Auto retail fraternity is shocked – FADA reacts to Ford’s exit plans

Sep 10, 2021

Ford’s announcement to pull its plugs in India has sent shock waves to many, including the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA). Here’s what the apex national body had to comment about the decision.

We want to use technology to process insurance claims — Karn Nagpal, Raasta

We want to use technology to process insurance claims — Karn Nagpal, Raasta

Sep 09, 2021

In a conversation with Karn Nagpal, the Founder of Raasta, Express Mobility understands what Raasta is looking to achieve in the Indian market and what services it offers.

Ford to cease vehicle manufacturing in India and only import low-volume premium products

Ford to cease vehicle manufacturing in India and only import low-volume premium products

Sep 09, 2021

Ford has announced that it will stop vehicle manufacturing in India, but will continue to support existing customers with service, parts, and warranty. Ford says that it will import only low-volume premium cars like the Mustang.

The used car market is seeing tech-driven growth – Jatin Ahuja, Big Boy Toyz

The used car market is seeing tech-driven growth – Jatin Ahuja, Big Boy Toyz

Sep 06, 2021

The used car industry has done exceedingly well during the pandemic, especially the premium cars. We speak to Jatin Ahuja, the MD and Founder of Big Boy Toyz to find out more.

Maruti Suzuki confirms price hike for select models, effective September 6

Maruti Suzuki confirms price hike for select models, effective September 6

Sep 06, 2021

Maruti Suzuki has confirmed a price hike for select models, effective September 6, 2021. Maruti Suzuki has announced that the price hike is owing to the rise of input costs.

MechaniK TV: Skill development in the aftermarket auto repair industry one video at a time

MechaniK TV: Skill development in the aftermarket auto repair industry one video at a time

Sep 06, 2021

‘Since an overwhelming majority of vehicles in India still get serviced in the independent aftermarket, massive online reskilling of independent mechanics is going to be an unavoidable, mammoth task.’

Tata Motors inaugurates 70 new sales outlets in a single day

Tata Motors inaugurates 70 new sales outlets in a single day

Sep 03, 2021

Tata Motors inaugurates 70 dealerships in a single day across South India. These sales outlets are spread across 53 cities and will sell Tata passenger vehicles, including its EV portfolio.

Maruti Suzuki recalls over 1.8 lakh petrol vehicles manufactured between May 2018 and October 2020

Maruti Suzuki recalls over 1.8 lakh petrol vehicles manufactured between May 2018 and October 2020

Sep 03, 2021

Maruti Suzuki has announced a proactive recall for 1,81,754 units of the Ciaz, Ertiga, Brezza, S-Cross, and the XL-6 petrol variants manufactured between 2018 and 2020.

August 2021 Sales Report: Tata Motors registers 53% growth over last year

August 2021 Sales Report: Tata Motors registers 53% growth over last year

Sep 03, 2021

Tata Motors registers a growth of 53% in August 2021, despite the industry facing a shortage in semiconductors. The carmaker’s total domestic sales stood at 54,190 units last month, including its commercial vehicles business.

Hyundai’s first hot hatch, Hyundai i20 N Line launched in India for ₹9.84 lakh

Hyundai’s first hot hatch, Hyundai i20 N Line launched in India for ₹9.84 lakh

Sep 02, 2021

Hyundai i20 N Line launched in India for ₹ 9.84 lakh. The first hot hatch from the South Korean carmaker gets a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with a choice of two gearbox options and sportier suspension.

Semiconductor shortage could carry on till 2023 — Prashanth Doreswamy, Continental

Semiconductor shortage could carry on till 2023 — Prashanth Doreswamy, Continental

Aug 30, 2021

The semiconductor shortage is something that has been discussed since November last year. The shortage of semiconductors has affected carmakers, and the shortage could continue till 2023, as per industry experts.

Maruti Suzuki to increase vehicle prices across range, effective September 2021

Maruti Suzuki to increase vehicle prices across range, effective September 2021

Aug 30, 2021

Maruti Suzuki, in a statement, has announced that the company will increase the prices of all its models, effective September 2021, owing to an increase in input costs. This is the third price hike by Maruti Suzuki this year.

Maruti Suzuki welcomes applications for the sixth Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab Program

Maruti Suzuki welcomes applications for the sixth Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab Program

Aug 27, 2021

Maruti Suzuki welcomes applications for the sixth edition of its Mobility & Automobile Innovation Lab (MAIL) program. The winning startups will get an opportunity to undertake a paid Proof of Concept (PoC) with the company.

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