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New cylinders for CNG cars offer longer journeys

New York, Dec 19 : Scientists at Rice University are looking at new materials for developing cylinders that can store compressed natural gas (CNG) at low pressure and at room temperature for longer, efficient journeys.


BMW developing cars that can be parked using smartwatches

Washington, Dec 17 : Luxury automobile maker BMW is reportedly working on a technology that will allow drivers to park their cars using a smartwatch.


Nissan to go in for price increase

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Wednesday announced that it will increase prices across its product range of vehicles between 2.5-3 percent from Jan 1, next year.


Ford recalls 20,752 EcoSports in India

Chennai, Dec 16 : Car maker Ford India Tuesday announced recall of 20,752 units of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) EcoSport.


Hyundai to raise vehicle prices from January

New Delhi, Dec 15 : Automobile major Hyundai Motor India Monday announced that it will be increasing prices across all its models from Rs.5,000-to-Rs.25,000 from January 2015.


Year of two-wheelers for Indian auto industry

By Venkatachari Jagannathan : The growth story for the Indian automobile industry in 2014 rode on the two-wheeler segment and not on passenger cars or commercial vehicles, as high interest rates and a stuttering manufacturing industry kept a check on demand.


Renault India to launch two models in 2015

Chennai, Dec 13 : French automobile maker Renault will launch two new models next year, marking its entry into the volume and growth segments, a top company official said.


BMW to increase prices by five percent

New Delhi, Dec 12 : German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Group Friday announced a price increase of up to five percent across its product offerings including the Mini brand in India effective from January 1.


General Motors announces $3.6 bn investment in Mexico

Mexico City, Dec 12 : US auto giant General Motors(GM) Thursday announced $3.6 billion in investment to be made in Mexico BY 2018.


Audi launches A3 Cabriolet in India

By Rachna Kapoor, New Delhi, Dec 11 : German Luxury car manufacturer Audi India on Thursday launched its compact luxury convertible, the A3 Cabriolet, priced at Rs. 44.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).


Audi launches A3 Cabriolet convertible sports car

New Delhi, Dec 11 : German luxury automobile manufacturer Audi Thursday launched it's first compact convertible sports car A3 Cabriolet priced at Rs.44.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).


White still most popular color for new cars

Washington, Dec 9 : A new survey has revealed that white is the most popular color for new cars in 2014.


Mercedes-Benz opens second R&D facility in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Dec 9 : German automobile major Mercedes-Benz Tuesday opened its second research and development facility here to expand R&D and IT activities in India for its parent firm Daimler AG.


Mercedes-Benz R&D arm opens second facility in India

New Delhi, Dec 9 : Automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz's research and development arm in India Tuesday inaugurated its second facility at Bangalore.


Passenger car sales up 9.5 percent in November: SIAM

New Delhi, Dec 9 : Car-makers' associatio0n, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Tuesday reported domestic passenger car sales growth in November at 9.52 percent, which stood at 156,445 units.


Jaguar XF diesel executive edition launched

Mumbai, Dec 8 : Tata-owned car manufacturer Jaguar Monday launched new edition of Jaguar XF priced ar Rs.45.12 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).


General Motors to increase vehicle prices from Jan 1

New Delhi, Dec 8 : Automobile manufacturer General Motors Monday said it will increase product prices by one percent across all categories from Jan 1.


Domestic tractor market to saturate by 2023: Mahindra official

Kolkata, Dec 5 : Considering the momentum in the Indian tractor market, its sales and adoption, automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra is expecting it to reach saturation by 2023 when the component market will take over, a top company official said Friday.


Mahindra and Mahindra to foray into petrol engines

Kolkata, Dec 5 : Battling a losing market share, Indian SUV major Mahindra and Mahindra (M and M) is eyeing to regain its hold in the segment and will come up with petrol variant engines for its future launches in the private car segment in India, a company official said Friday.


Mahindra and Mahindra to focus on electric cars in 2015

Kolkata, Dec 5 : Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra is keen to focus on the electric vehicles market despite its "disappointing" performance in the segment and would shortly be modifying an existing diesel variant to be powered by an electric motor, a top company official said here Friday.


TVS Racing tie up with Sherco for Dakar

Bengaluru, Dec 5 : TVS Racing, the racing division of TVS Motor Company and Sherco Motorcycles, a French manufacturer specialising in off-road motorbikes, have come together to participate in the 2015 Dakar rally, under the banner of Sherco TVS Rally Factory team.


General Motors offers Rs.55,000-Rs.85,500 discounts on cars

Chennai, Dec 5 : The Indian subsidiary of American car major General Motors Friday announced discounts ranging from Rs.55,000 to Rs.85,500 on its all models barring the Captiva sports utility vehicle (SUV).


Bajaj Auto's November sales down marginally

New Delhi, Dec 2 : Two- and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Tuesday reported a marginal decline of 0.42 percent in its monthly sales for November at 309,259 units -- down from 310,591 units sold in the corresponding month of 2013.


Honda Motorcycle and Scooter logs 17 percent sales growth

Chennai, Dec 1 : Two wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) Monday said it closed last month 17 percent sales growth as compared to sales registered in November 2013.


Ashok Leyland logs 44 percent sales growth in November

Chennai, Dec 1 : Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland Ltd Monday said it closed last month with 44 percent sales growth as compared to the numbers logged in November 2013.


Japanese auto makers report healthy sales in November

Mumbai, Dec 1 : Japanese automobile manufacturer Monday reported healthy sales for last month.


Ford India's domestic sales falls, exports increase

Chennai, Dec 1 : Passenger car maker Ford India Monday said it sold 12,762 units (domestic 5,661 units, exports 7,101 units) last month up from 12,050 units (domestic 7,909 units, exports 4,141 units) sold in November 2013.


Mahindra's November sales down 13 percent

Mumbai, Dec 1 : Automobile manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra Monday reported a decline of 13 percent in its sales during last month at 34,292 units from an off-take of 39,254 units during the the corresponding month of last year.


TVS Motor, Eicher Motors log sales growth in November

Chennai, Dec 1 : Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Monday said it logged 36 percent sales growth in November as compared to sales made in the same month last year.


Maruti launches service campaign to inspect Ciaz's faulty part

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki said Monday it has launched a service campaign to inspect a suspected fault and replace the relevant part of clutch operation system in its mid-sized sedan Ciaz.


Hyundai's Nov sales up 8.7 percent

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Automobile major Hyundai Motor India Monday reported an increase of 8.7 percent in its total sales in Nov which stood at 54,011 units, up from 49,681 retailed during Nov 2013.


Maruti's Nov sales up 19.5 percent

New Delhi, Dec 1 : India's passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Monday reported an increase of 19.5 percent in sales for November, which stood at 110,147 units up from 92,140 units in Nov 2013.


'Make buying helmets compulsory while buying vehicles'

Ghaziabad, Nov 27 : The petrol pump dealers' association here Thursday urged the Uttar Pradesh transport commissioner to make buying helmets compulsory at the time of buying vehicles.


BMW launches sport sedans M3 and M4

New Delhi, Nov 27 : German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Thursday launched all new high-end motor racing inspired performance vehicles BMW M3 and M4 Coupe priced at Rs.1.19 crore and Rs.1.21 crore respectively.


Vehicles older than 15 years not to ply in Delhi: NGT

New Delhi, Nov. 27 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has passed the order that all the petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 years would not be permitted to ply on the national capital's road.


Honda Cars to post third consecutive year of growth

Indore, Nov 26 : Automobile manufacturer Honda Cars India Wednesday said it has witnessed strong sales and will be posting the third consecutive year of growth.


Maruti's 'Wagon R' sales crosses 15 lakh units

New Delhi, Nov 25 : Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Tuesday said that sales of its Wagon R compact hatchback have crossed 15 lakh units.


Mercedes-Benz launches new C-Class at Rs.40.90 lakh

New Delhi, Nov 25 : German luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Tuesday launched the new generation version of its C-Class in India priced at Rs.40.90 lakh (ex-Showroom Delhi).


BMW launches petrol-powered M5 sedan at Rs.1.35 crore

New Delhi, Nov 24 : German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Monday launched the petrol-powered high-performance sedan M5 in India, priced at Rs.1.35 crore (ex-showroom)


British supersonic car to inspire Indian youth for scientific pursuits

Kolkata, Nov 21 : A prototype of a British-engineered supersonic car, powered by a rocket and jet engine to achieve the world land speed record of 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/hour), was showcased here Friday to inspire Indian students to pursue cutting-edge science and technology.


Toyota set to become world's first FCV seller

Tokyo, Nov 18 : Japanese auto major Toyota said Tuesday that its "Mirai" hydrogen-powered vehicle will hit the Japanese market Dec 15, making it the world's first seller of fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) for general consumers.


Toyota names its new fuel-cell vehicle

Tokyo, Nov 17 : Toyota Motor Corp. Monday announced name of its soon to be launched hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle "Mirai" meaning future in Japanese.


Ashok Leyland bags USD 79 mn worth export orders

Chennai, Nov 17 : Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd. Monday said it has bagged export orders totalling worth USD 79.2 million.


Now turn your car into Wi-Fi hotspot

London, November 16 : Adding a latest product to their kit, 4G Network EE recently launched its latest in-car WiFi entertainment hub called the Buzzard 2.


TVS Motor posts higher sales and profit

Chennai, Nov 14 : Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd. Friday said it closed the quarter ended September 2014 with 35 percent revenue growth.


Why we tend to forget 'where we parked our cars '

Washington, Nov 11 : In a new study, scientists have explained why we are not able to remember and locate where exactly had we parked our car in a parking lot.


Car sales down 2.2 percent, expected to miss early sales growth target

New Delhi, Nov 10 : Sale of domestic passenger cars fell by 2.22 percent in October, industry data showed Monday.


Global NCAP calls on Nissan to discontinue Datsun Go

New Delhi, Nov 6 : Global car safety verifying agency NCAP Thursday said that it has written to Nissan chairman and chief executive Carlos Ghosn, calling for an urgent withdrawal of the Datsun Go passenger car from India and related markets.


Maruti launches new variant of Alto with automatic transmission

New Delhi, Nov.3 : Maruti Suzuki on Monday unveiled a new version of its entry-level model Alto with automatic gear shift technology, a feature usually reserved for pricier cars in the market.


Hero MotoCorp to enter European markets by 2015-end

Milan, Nov 4 : Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp Tuesday said that its plans to enter the European markets by the end of 2015.


Maruti launches new Alto variant

New Delhi, Nov 3 : Passenger automobile major Maruti Suzuki Monday launched its next generation of the largest selling Alto K10 hatchback priced between Rs.3.06 lakh and Rs.3.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).


Bajaj Auto's October sales down marginally

New Delhi, Nov 3 : Two-and-three wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Monday reported a marginal decline of 0.18 percent in its monthly sales for October at 385,323 units - down from 386,017 units sold in the corresponding month of 2013.


Slow climb ahead for auto companies

Chennai, Nov 1 : Though the economic sentiment is positive it has not translated into hard sales numbers for India's automotive industry due to factors like high interest rates, industry officials said Saturday, referring to last month's sales numbers.


Nissan Motor India logs lower sales in Oct

Chennai, Nov 1 : The Indian subsidiary of Japanese automobile maker Nissan Motor Company saw a dip in sales by 774 units last month as compared to corresponding period of the previous year, the company said Saturday.


TVS Motor logs 22 percent sales growth

Chennai, Nov 1 : Two and three wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd Saturday said its October sales went up by 22 percent as compared to corresponding period of 2013.


Tata Motors logs negative growth

Chennai, Nov 1 : Indian automobile giant Tata Motors Ltd. Saturday said its total sales last month declined by 17 percent as compared to sales logged during October 2013.


Maruti Suzuki's total sales dip in Oct

New Delhi, Nov 1 : India's passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Saturday said it sold 103,973 units last month down from 105,087 units sold in Oct 2013.


General Motors India sales down 45 percent in October

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 1 : General Motors India sold 4,263 vehicles in October against 7,715 units sold in the corresponding period last year -- a drop of 44.74 percent, the company said Saturday.


Maruti Suzuki India Limited says car sales growth will be slow

New Delhi/Gurgaon, Oct. 31 : India's biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited said on Thursday the growth in car sales will be slow in the second half of the year, dampening expectations of a rapid recovery in the country's automotive market.


Hero Electric launches AVIOR e-cycles in India

New Delhi, Oct 29 : Hero Electric, a flagship company of the Hero Eco Group, Wednesday launched its latest product, AVIOR e-cycles.


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