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Goodyear and Rainer Zietlow break a new world record! 19k kms, 10 days, one set of tyres
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Goodyear and Rainer Zietlow break a new world record! 19k kms, 10 days, one set of tyres

Rainer Zietlow, camera man Marius Biela and blogger Sam Roach have set a new world record for the fastest drive between South Africa to Nordkapp in Norway in their Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI equipped with Goodyear-Wrangler HP All Weather tyres. The team drove Cape-to-Cape 2.0 in less than 10 days [9 days, 4 hours and 8 minutes], conquering more than 19,000 kilometers on one set of Goodyear Wrangler tyres. The team crossed 21 countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and finally Norway. The team flew the Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI from Amman, Jordan to Adana in Turkey for the shortest flight over Syria. PRESS RELEASE Goodyear and Rainer ...
Maruti Suzuki Baleno aka YRA India launch on Oct 26
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Maruti Suzuki Baleno aka YRA India launch on Oct 26

Maruti Suzuki will be launching the Baleno aka YRA hatchback in India on October 26. The car was unveiled at the ongoing 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Baleno hatchback, length just under four metres, qualifies to be a compact car under the Indian regulations. The car is based on an all- new platform. The Baleno will be the second car to be sold through Nexa after the S-Cross. Powering the India-spec Baleno hatchback will the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines seen in Swift hatchback and Ciaz sedan respectively. The 1.2-litre K12M petrol engine makes 84.3PS of power and 115Nm of torque, while the D13A diesel mill pumps out 90PS and 200Nm of torque.   India will also get a CVT option for the petrol variant, which is the first for a Maruti Suzuki car. In Europe,...
DSK Benelli inaugurates its showroom in Chandigarh
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DSK Benelli inaugurates its showroom in Chandigarh

DSK Motowheels, announced the launch of showroom for the Italian brand Benelli in Chandigarh. The showroom, under the dealership of ‘AAW’ is located in City Emporium Mall, Shop no 1 & 2, Industrial Area, Phase 1, showcasing the entire range of DSK Benelli superbikes available in India, DSK Benelli superbikes prices: (ex-showroom, Chandigarh) TNT 300 – Rs. 2,99,000 TNT 600i – Rs. 5,38,000 TNT 600 GT – Rs. 5,96,000 TNT 600 GTS – Rs. 6,33,000 TNT 899 – Rs. 9,48,000 TNT R – Rs. 11,81,000 Press Release Chandigarh, September 9, 2015: DSK Motowheels, one of India’s most well-established and strongest players in the superbike industry announces the launch of an exclusive showroom for the legendary Italian superbiking brand Benelli in Chandigarh. The state-of-the-art ...
Ford S-Max and Galaxy Scores 5-Star Euro Ncap Safety Ratings
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Ford S-Max and Galaxy Scores 5-Star Euro Ncap Safety Ratings

The Ford S-MAX and Galaxy have been awarded the maximum 5-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP. The S-MAX and Galaxy are offered for the first time with second-row seat side-airbags for additional passenger side-impact protection, and also offer first and second-row seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters to further enhance rear passenger safety. In addition, S-MAX and Galaxy gets Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection technology that can reduce the severity of some frontal collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians. (more…)
ŠKODA India launches Rapid ‘Anniversary Edition’ starting at Rs. 6.99 lakh
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ŠKODA India launches Rapid ‘Anniversary Edition’ starting at Rs. 6.99 lakh

ŠKODA India has launched the Rapid Anniversary Edition with prices starting at Rs 6.99 lakh. The Rapid Anniversary Edition gets side door foils, contrasting tone roof foils and wood décor interior trims. The Elegance Plus model will come equipped with the TrackPro car tracking device system. The Rapid Anniversary Edition also gets dual front airbags as a standard fitment to all variants. Other features include 7-speed DSG transmission with tiptronic manual gear changing, adjustable dual rear AC vents on rear center console, ŠKODA 2-DIN integrated audio player, Bluetooth connectivity for phone /audio streaming / remote control via phone app, cruise control, projector headlamps, height & length adjustable steering wheel. The Rapid Anniversary Editions will be available across all autho...
Royal Enfield enters Indonesia. Exclusive store in Jakarta soon
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Royal Enfield enters Indonesia. Exclusive store in Jakarta soon

Royal Enfield, today announced its entry in Indonesia at GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2015.  The company displayed itsrange of motorcycles at GIIAS 2015 that includes the Bullet 500cc, Classic 500cc and Classic Chrome, and the Continental GT (535cc) cafe racer. Along-with the motorcycles, Royal Enfield also displayed its collection of gear that includes purpose-built, protective riding gear and its recently launched Despatch Rider apparel and accessories collection. Royal Enfield will commence retail operations in the coming months from its exclusive dealership in Jakarta that is being set up in partnership with PT Distributor Motor Indonesia, who have signed- up as a dealer for the region. In addition to the store, they will also build service and aftermarket capabi...
ESP can prevent up to 70 % accidents in passenger cars – Bosch India
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ESP can prevent up to 70 % accidents in passenger cars – Bosch India

Snapshot: Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, says that the installation of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) can avoid around 70 percent of all skidding accidents on highways in India.  As per a study released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) an accident takes place every minute and every four minutes a death resulting from these accidents is reported.  (more…)
10 lakh units of Maruti Suzuki DZire sold in India
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10 lakh units of Maruti Suzuki DZire sold in India

Snapshot:  Maruti Suzuki announced that the Dzire sedan has attained the 10 lakh cumulative sales mark this month. It is the only sedan to be in the top five most selling cars in India's passenger vehicle market. Launched in 2008, Maruti Suzuki DZire has helped Maruti Suzuki strengthen its presence in the entry sedan segment. To celebrate the occasion, Maruti Suzuki has lined up a month-long ‘The sweets are on us’ campaign. (more…)
Piaggio Vespa launches its first online store on Snapdeal
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Piaggio Vespa launches its first online store on Snapdeal

Vespa becomes the first scooter brand to launch its online store in collaboration with Snapdeal.com in India. Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. – the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group has partnered with Snapdeal, to create a platform to reach out to its internet savvy customers of Vespa.  The exclusive Vespa brand store will showcase the entire range of Vespa scooters. Vespa fans will now be able to book their Vespa on a click of a button. To commensurate the launch of the store, Vespa has launched a special offer for the first 100 customers of the store. The Snapdeal Vespa online store has been launched today and the entire range of Vespa models available would be available at the booking amount of INR 5,000, these include Vespa, VX, Vespa S and Vespa Elegante (more&...
Image Gallery: Bajaj Pulsar RS200
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Image Gallery: Bajaj Pulsar RS200

Bajaj has launched the much anticipated Pulsar RS200  in India with prices starting at INR 1.18 lakh ex showroom -Delhi. The RS200 is a fully faired version of the Pulsar 200NS and is available in both non ABS and ABS variants. Bajaj Pulsar 200RS non-ABS version is priced at Rs 1.18 lakh and the ABS version at Rs 1.30 lakh  ex-showroom Delhi.   Read details here (more…)
2015 Geneva: Suzuki iK-2 compact hatchback Concept unveiled
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2015 Geneva: Suzuki iK-2 compact hatchback Concept unveiled

Making its global debut at the 85th Geneva Motor Show, Suzuki Motor Corporation revealed its new compact hatchback concept car, the iK-2. The iK-2 Concept is built on an all new platform and  is powered by Boosterjet 1.0 litre direct-injection turbo engine developed by Suzuki. The  iK-2 is expected to be launched in early 2016. (more…)
2015 Geneva: iM-4 – SUZUKI’S NEW MINI 4X4 CONCEPT unveiled
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2015 Geneva: iM-4 – SUZUKI’S NEW MINI 4X4 CONCEPT unveiled

Suzuki Motor  unveiled its world-premiere concept model, the iM-4, at the 85th Geneva Motor Show. The iM-4 concept is a compact crossover built on Suzuki's new generation platform and uses a four-wheel drive system. The 3,693mm long iM-4 will be powered by a 1.2-litre mild hybrid engine with break energy recuperation. The iM-4 SUV concept is likely to enter into production in 2016. (more…)
Rolls-Royce celebrates sales record. 4000+ cars in 2014
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Rolls-Royce celebrates sales record. 4000+ cars in 2014

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today revealed record sales results for a fifth consecutive year, with 4,063 cars sold globally during 2014. The United States remained the company’s most significant individual market. Rolls-Royce’s home market, the United Kingdom, is the company’s fourth largest individual market (up 13%). The best-selling Rolls-Royce dealership in 2014 was Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Abu Dhabi. (more…)