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Triumph partners with California Superbike School yet again
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Triumph partners with California Superbike School yet again

Triumph Motorcycles India further strengthens its association with the California Superbike School (CSS) for the fourth year in a row. With the aim to make world-class motorsports skills accessible to talented enthusiasts and to equip them with the responsible and safe riding practices, Triumph Motorcycles made their Street Triple range (RS and S) available to the trainers at CSS so they could impart specialised training and skillsets to all riders attending the training. The showstopper at CSS was the new Triumph Street Triple line-up (RS and S). These are machines that inspires complete confidence. With more power, lighter weight, and easier to ride design, Triumph engineers aimed for the simple and achieved it by creating the most perfectly balanced motorcycle.  An equal blend of torqu...
Exclusive MG car owners meet & drive organised
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Exclusive MG car owners meet & drive organised

MG Motor India reconnects with its owners; conducts its first MG Owners Meet & Drive at 21 Gun Salute Rally With a view to highlight its long and cherished association with India, British carmaker MG Motor India (Morris Garages) today organised an exclusive MG Owners Meet & Drive as part of the 21 Gun Salute Rally. The exclusive MG Owners Meet & Drive was attended among others by MG owners who had travelled from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and other places to participate in the rally. The event was flagged off from Golf Course Ambience Greens in Gurgaon. The MG Owners Meet & Drive also celebrated its customers for their long association with the brand. The brand is all set to deliver on the promise of creating compelling customer experiential events across India in t...
There is no need for any India EV policy now: Nitin Gadkari
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There is no need for any India EV policy now: Nitin Gadkari

The government has decided against formulating an electric vehicle (EV) policy. A breather to many carmakers that are unprepared for an abrupt shift to the clean-fuel technology.  “There is no need for any policy now,” said Nitin Gadkari, minister for road transport. He was addressing reporters along with Amitabh Kant, chief executive of government think tank NITI Aayog. Gadkari said the policy was awaiting approval from the union cabinet. He had earlier outlined the government’s ambitious plan to shift to electric vehicles by 2030. Companies such as Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd, have been publicly voicing concerns about the proposed India EV policy. “Everyday, new technology is coming into the market. Technology is always ahead of rules and regulations. And in India, it be...
Policy to scrap old vehicles finalized: Nitin Gadkari
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Policy to scrap old vehicles finalized: Nitin Gadkari

India will soon come out with a policy to scrap vehicles that are more than 15 years old. The policy aims at curbing rising vehicular pollution in the country.  "Vehicles completing 15 years or more would be scrapped", Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said without giving more details. Will have to wait and watch for that !! The minister added that the prices of new vehicles are bound to come down if materials like plastic, rubber, aluminium and copper - all reused from the scrap will be used for re-generation of auto parts. Earlier, the Road, Transport and Highways Ministry had sent a concept note on Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme (V-VMP) to the Committee of Secretaries on creating an ecosystem for voluntary scrapping and replacement of old polluting vehicles. The V...
2018 Maruti Wagon R spied under heavy camo
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2018 Maruti Wagon R spied under heavy camo

While everyone is engaged with the launches and happenings at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki is busily testing the 2018 Wagon R. The test mule was spotted near Maruti’s Gurgaon plant and the body panels seems almost production ready. The car may be heavily camouflaged but gives away clear cues of the new design and dimensions. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R will continue to be a tall-boy hatchback but will get a new exterior design for a more modern look and feel. The car gets flared fenders and a prominent muscular line that runs across the side body panels. The 2018 Maruti Wagon R will meet the Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms, in addition to  the stricter safety norms under Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP). The market position and the...
Bajaj Qute & Mahindra Quadricycle launch in months
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Bajaj Qute & Mahindra Quadricycle launch in months

The concept of quadricycle has been well received by many top-notch cities around the world, to avoid congested traffic and reduce emissions. For India, the quadricycle segment is absolutely new and is likely to get a green signal in coming weeks. Mahindra & Mahindra and Tata Motors have again got active to be part of the new mobility solution for last-mile connectivity. Bajaj Auto, which already sells a quadricycle in foreign markets, meanwhile, has asked component suppliers to be ready for higher production. A year back, Mahindra C101 Quadricycle was a topic for discussion several times on the web world. Sources close to Mahindra said, “For a company which sells two-wheelers to trucks, it makes obvious sense to have a quadricycle as part of the portfolio. It is part of the ...
Over 8000 units of Jaguar XF recalled in China
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Over 8000 units of Jaguar XF recalled in China

Jaguar Land Rover will recall 8,952 vehicles in China due to defective airbags. The recall was filed by Jaguar Land Rover China to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Starting from January 19, the company will recall 8,952 imported 2013 Jaguar XF vehicles manufactured between June 19, 2012 and October 1, 2013, according to the administration. Gas generators of the airbags may break when airbags open, which will lead to injury to passengers, states report. The automaker will check all the affected vehicles and replace defective parts free of charge.
2018 Hyundai Santro spied. Features Kona design language
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2018 Hyundai Santro spied. Features Kona design language

Hyundai is developing an entirely new Santro (name not confirmed) for the masses and we have already seen early prototypes of the car here in India. The new Santro has now been spotted undergoing winter testing in Europe. The extensive amount of camouflage (with a zipper and a lock at the back) might suggest an official reveal is far away. Infact, at the upcoming Indian Auto Expo, the South Korean marque is expected to take the wraps off the all-new hatckback. The 2018 Santro will be a tall-boy hatchback and on offer will be generous amount of headroom for the driver and passengers. Under the camo is a more modern design compared to the old Santro Xing discontinued in 2015 after being on sale for an impressive 16 years. In terms of engines and transmissions, a brand new, 3...
India’s first Tesla caught on tape
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India’s first Tesla caught on tape

Few days before there was a news of India getting its first ever Tesla. The details later revealed that Prashant Ruia, the CEO of business conglomerate Essar, is the first Tesla electric car owner in India. Mr. Ruia has imported the Model X through the private import route.  The Tesla Model X,  which costs around 120,000 US dollars or around 75 lakhs in the USA, costs about 2 crores in India if imported privately. Yes, one needs to pay a big price for exclusivity. The Tesla Model X has now been spotted on the streets of Mumbai by YouTube channel- AutoArmy 10 Facts about the Tesla Model X SUV Tesla Model X is powered by  two electric motors mounted on each axle. The base version gets 259 hp on both the front and rear motors. Performance version boosts 259 hp at the fro...
2018 Suzuki Jimny – Maruti Suzuki Gypsy replacement details leaked
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2018 Suzuki Jimny – Maruti Suzuki Gypsy replacement details leaked

Here are the leaked images of the 2018 Suzuki Jimny - Maruti Suzuki Gypsy replacement posted on a Italian magazine.  The all-new Jimny was expected to make its global debut at the 2017 Tokyo motor show but it now seems the first public showing will be at a global motor show next year, possibly the 2018 Geneva motor show. The new Jimny will come built on a ladder- frame chassis. Like the earlier Jimnys, the new model will have a small footprint which should give it excellent approach, departure and ramp break-over angles. So far, only a three-door hard-top version has been seen, but a larger five-door model and soft-top variants are expected as well. The interior seems to have taken several components from Suzuki's existing bin, sharing parts with the new generation Suzuki Swif...
THE SENNA is the most extreme McLaren road-legal track car yet
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THE SENNA is the most extreme McLaren road-legal track car yet

The McLaren Senna has been designed, engineered and developed with single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate McLaren track-concentrated car for the road. The car bears the name of legendary Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, honouring its status as the ultimate McLaren track car, legalised for the road. McLaren Senna New Ultimate Series is the most extreme McLaren road car yet Bears the name of legendary Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, honouring its status as the ultimate McLaren track car, legalised for the road At 1,198kg, the lightest McLaren road car since the iconic McLaren F1 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 is the most powerful McLaren road car internal combustion engine ever, with 800PS (789bhp) and 800Nm (590 lb ft) Power-to-weight ratio of 668PS-per-tonne deliv...
Update: NSG special RE Stealth Black Classic 500 motorcycles sold in 15 seconds
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Update: NSG special RE Stealth Black Classic 500 motorcycles sold in 15 seconds

Update: Royal Enfield had put up 15 units of the Classic 500 Stealth Black motorcycle on sale used by NSG commandos on an Terrorism-awareness spreading cross-country road trip. The bikes were put on sale on the company’s website for charity – to fund education of underprivileged children.  Scheduled to be conducted on December 13th, the registration for the online sale of these motorcycles was opened on December 8th 2017. Over the ensuing 5 days, the specially created webpage saw a registration of more than 2000 interested buyers who stood an opportunity to book and own one of the 15 motorcycles on a first-come-first-serve basis. The sale opened at 12.00 noon Wednesday, December 13th, and in less than 18 seconds all the 15 motorcycles were booked and sold at a special price of Rs. 1,90,00...
First Tesla lands in India – the Model X SUV
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First Tesla lands in India – the Model X SUV

While Tesla is working for its official entry in India, someone has decided to import the Tesla. So, officially India has received its first ever Tesla- the Model X SUV, an all-electric and is one of the most tech friendly SUV. The details on the import is not available as of now. 10 Facts about the Tesla Model X SUV Tesla Model X is powered by  two electric motors mounted on each axle. The base version gets 259 hp on both the front and rear motors. Performance version boosts 259 hp at the front and 503 hp at the rear with combined torque output of 967 Nm. The P75D trim has power restricted and can hit 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds. The lithium-ion battery pack weighs half a tonne. It looks like one giant battery, but it is made up of 18,650 regular AA-sized batteries. The va...
2018 3rd-gen Mercedes CLS revealed at the LA Auto Show
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2018 3rd-gen Mercedes CLS revealed at the LA Auto Show

Here is the new Mercedes-Benz CLS, showing off Merc’s svelte new design language. Around the CLS you’ll notice fewer creases and simpler lines than before, making it easier on the eye. The new car serves up a sleek new profile with a high arching waistline, low roofline and frameless side windows. Up front, a new grille has been widened towards the bottom to resemble the AMG GT supercar. A new, bigger headlight cluster follows the lines, The rear’s characteristic heavy-set muscular shoulder line remains to help give it presence. Inside you get both elements of Merc’s sporty side as well as the refinement of cars such as the S-Class results in quite a package. The CLS has also borrowed numerous driverless and safety tech from the S-Class. The engines. There are two flavours...
Kia gifts the Stinger to Rafael Nadal – the world’s number one tennis player
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Kia gifts the Stinger to Rafael Nadal – the world’s number one tennis player

Kia Motors has delivered a new Kia Stinger to Rafael Nadal, the world's number one tennis player and global ambassador for Kia. Nadal started his relationship with Kia Motors in Spain in 2004, in the early stages of his professional tennis career.  President of Kia Motors Iberia Yangseop Gihl, Managing Director Emilio Herrera, and Marketing and Communications Director Ricardo de Diego handed the car over to the tennis star at the Rafael Nadal Academy in Manacor, Majorca – Nadal’s home town. Emilio Herrera commented: “Nadal is the best ambassador a brand could dream of, and we have had the privilege of having grown together. Rafa represents consistency, effort, modesty and passion. These are values we have in common. We are honoured to hand him the keys to a new Stinger, the most ...
Bikers ride to retrace story of the man behind ‘The White Revolution in India’
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Bikers ride to retrace story of the man behind ‘The White Revolution in India’

Motorcyclists loaded with full of energy and enthusiasm are geared up to embark on a 1600 km journey from Kozhikode in Kerala to Anand in Gujarat on their Royal Enfields. The purpose of the journey to retrace the life and work of the nation’s beloved Father of the White Revolution in India; Dr. Verghese Kurien.   Bikers Arun, Surjit, Rex Sulu, Athira & Hisham who initiated the #IntroducingDrKurien will be joined by other bikers from the cities of Kozhikode, Mangalore, Goa, Kolhapur, Pune, Mumbai and Vadodara. The ride was flagged off at Milma Dairy, Kozhikode on November 20, 2017. The event was graced with the presence of Shri P T Gopal Kurup (Chairman, MILMA) and Shri K M Jhala (Chief Operating Officer, AMUL). The bikers will be reaching Anand on November 26, ...
Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally
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Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has reached a new milestone with 150 million vehicles produced globally. It took 73 years for Nissan to produce its first 100 million vehicles after the company was founded in 1933, and another 11 years to build the last 50 million. When Nissan reached the 100 million vehicle milestone in 2006, 76.5% of the total vehicles had been produced in Japan. Localization of production accelerated in the past 11 years, during which 76.5% of the 50 million Nissan vehicles were made outside Japan – with 13% made in Europe. Press Release Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has reached a new milestone with 150 million vehicles produced globally. It took 73 years for Nissan to produce its first 100 million vehicles after the company was founded in 1933, and another 11 years to build t...
Bajaj Urbanite will be Tesla in the two-wheeler space
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Bajaj Urbanite will be Tesla in the two-wheeler space

Bajaj is reportedly working on ‘premium’  electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers, codenamed -‘Urbanite'. Bajaj MD Rajiv Bajaj has stated that the Urbanite will aim to, ‘do a Tesla in the two-wheeler space.’ The electric vehicles under the brand name 'Urbanite' will be sold for both for the domestic as well as international markets. Bajaj also confirmed that the electric vehicles including three-wheelers under the new franchise will go on sale by 2020. Bajaj is not the first Indian company to show interest in the EV space. Hero Electric has been around for over 10 years now, and has a strong network of 300 sales and service centres. Ather Energy, a Bangalore-based hardware startup has launched India’s first electric smart scooter called S340. The S340 comes with a range of...
Electric vehicles can cause job loss at workshops? Here’s why
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Electric vehicles can cause job loss at workshops? Here’s why

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by humans a century ago and now the electric cars may pose a new threat: they will require even fewer workers to build. "EV’s maintenance cost to be 1% of ICE vehicles; can cause job loss at workshops", Abhay Firodia, President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Source: http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com A simple calculation: a battery-electric car has fewer than 200 moving parts, while a vehicle with a modern, turbocharged, multi-valve engine and nine-speed transmission (and perhaps all-wheel drive) has 10 to 30 times that number. EVs are much easier and cheaper to build than vehic...