India Automobile News

Light Painting, SKODA's Unique Tribute to the Spirit of Independent India - Conceptualized by Bushfire
MUMBAI, August 17, 2017 : The launch of the new SKODA Octavia has been one of the most eagerly-awaited car launches of the year. The Octavia is especially unique as it is the car with which ŠKODA India started their innings in India. Read Full Story

Kia Canada announces pricing for all-new 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 15, 2017 : Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) today announced pricing for the all-new 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door - the car that will deliver everything consumers did not expect, and more. Read Full Story

Acura to Unveil Redesigned 2018 RLX and new ARX-05 Prototype Race Car at Monterey Automotive Week
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 : Acura will hold two global vehicle debuts during Monterey Automotive Week, August 15-20, showcasing Acura Precision Crafted Performance in both production and racing vehicles. Read Full Story

Versatile, Segment-Leading 2018 Honda HR-V Arriving
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2017 : With its stylish coupe-like design and SUV functionality, the versatile and segment-leading1 2018 Honda HR-V begins arriving at Honda dealerships August 14 carrying a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP2) starting at USD 19,570. Read Full Story

Ram Truck Reveals the Most Powerful Pickup - 2018 Ram 3500
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 11, 2017 : Ram Heavy Duty with Cummins 6.7-liter diesel brings total torque to 930 lb.-ft., highest rating ever for a pickup Read Full Story

Subaru Canada: 2018 Impreza Offers Unmatched Value, Safety
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 10, 2017 : Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Impreza will be available in showrooms across Canada this autumn. The 2018 Impreza continues with the passive, active and preventative safety systems that enabled it to receive the highest possible safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with its designation of Top Safety Pick+. Read Full Story

Mazda Announces Long-Term Vision for Technology Development, 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030'
HIROSHIMA, Japan, Aug. 8, 2017 : Mazda Motor Corporation today announced "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030," a new long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019. Read Full Story

GST Council Recommends Increase in Maximum Ceiling of Cess Leviable on selected Motor Vehicles to 25pc
New Delhi, Aug 7: The GST Council considered the issue of cess leviable on motor vehicles in its 20th meeting held on the 5th of August 2017 and recommended that Central Government may move legislative amendments required for increasing the maximum ceiling of cess leviable on motor vehicles falling under headings 8702 and 8703 including SUVs, to 25pc instead of present 15pc . Read Full Story

Epitome of Sportiness and Driving Pleasure: BMW Launches the New BMW 320d Edition Sport in India
Gurugram, August 3: The new BMW 320d Edition Sport was launched today in India. With its outstanding sporting characteristics and design, the BMW 320d Edition Sport amplifies the sporty and dynamic character of the BMW 3 Series. Read Full Story

Toyota to Field Entry in Pirelli World Challenge
PLANO, Texas, Aug. 2, 2017 : Toyota Motorsport's GmbH (TMG) 86 Cup Car will make its North American debut in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) racing series at Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah, August 11-13. Read Full Story

Tata Motors witnesses 13 percent surge in domestic sales in July
New Delhi , August 2 : Tata Motors' passenger and commercial vehicle total sales (including exports) in July 2017 were recorded at 46,216 vehicles, higher by seven percent from last year (43,160 vehicles). Read Full Story

Minimizer Releases New Floor Mats for Western Star Trucks
BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 1, 2017 : In an effort to keep Western Star trucks looking spotless, Minimizer has released five all-new Custom Molded Floor Mat kits. Read Full Story

2017 Honda Clarity Electric Begins Arriving at California and Oregon Dealerships Today
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 : Honda today announced the arrival of the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan at select dealerships in California and Oregon. With a competitive introductory lease price of USD 269 (plus tax) a month for 36 months, the lease terms include an attractive allowance of 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance. Read Full Story

Strong Sales of Core Models Drive American Honda July 2017 Auto Sales
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 : American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total July sales of 150,980 Honda and Acura vehicles, driven by the success of core models even as tight supplies of certain products contributed to a slight decrease of 1.2 percent vs. July 2016. Read Full Story

Hyundai Campaign Reveals True Love is Just a Date
MARKHAM, ON, July 31, 2017 : Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has launched today a first-of-its-kind campaign revelling in an interesting parallel: the similarities between car shopping and dating. Read Full Story

Kia Motors Introduces Niro Skill For Amazon Alexa
IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2017 : After the Niro crossover captured a segment award in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the Niro Skill for Amazon Alexa to deliver instant access to product information for the Niro Crossover vehicle, direct to consumers. Read Full Story

Porsche planning to enter Formula E
ATLANTA, July 28, 2017 : Beginning in 2019, Porsche will compete with a factory team in the Formula E Championship. As a result, the company will with great regret end its involvement in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017 season. Read Full Story

Kia Motors And B.R.A.K.E.S. Expand Schedule Of Free Defensive Driving Classes For Teens Throughout The Midwest
IRVINE, Calif., July 28, 2017 : Kia Motors America and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) are expanding both the number of locations and number of free defensive driving classes offered throughout the Midwest as part of an effort to help reduce the high rate of motor vehicle crashes involving teenage drivers. Read Full Story

The Daily Commute Made Better In National TV Spot For The Redesigned 2018 Hyundai Sonata
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 27, 2017 : For millions of Americans, one of the most frustrating parts of every workday is the traffic-clogged slog they face on their daily commutes. Read Full Story

Bollinger Motors Reveals B1 - World's First All-Electric Sport Utility Truck
NEW YORK, July 27, 2017 : Today, Bollinger Motors revealed the all-electric B1 sport utility truck to a global audience during a media event at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan. Read Full Story

Race-winning Acura NSX GT3 Offered for Sale Globally
TORRANCE, Calif., July 27, 2017 : The race-winning Acura NSX GT3 race car will be offered for sale around the world ahead of the 2018 racing season, it was announced today by Acura, Honda Performance Development and Honda R and D. The exposed carbon, race-ready NSX GT3 is offered for sale at a starting price of Euro465,000i. Read Full Story

Sara Price Named Winner of FIAT Brand and Hoonigan Search for Female Racer to Pilot Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Rally Car
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 27, 2017 : After the months-long competition, Price named as winner, giving her opportunity to compete at Mt. Washington, the nation's oldest hillclimb event, established in 1904 in Gorham, New Hampshire Read Full Story

Land Rover launches Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic in India
New Delhi , July 22 : Land Rover launched the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic at Rs. 279 lakhs ex-showroom, India. It is created by Jaguar, Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team and the design, the interior along with a powerful V8 engine claim to offer a more rewarding driving experience. Read Full Story

Kia Optima And Kia Sportage Ranked Top 10 Most Awarded Vehicles Of 2017 By Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com
IRVINE, Calif., July 26, 2017 : Kia Motors America (KMA) was honored when two of its popular models - the 2017 Kia Optima midsize sedan and 2017 Kia Sportage SUV - were named among the top 10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017 by Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, a trusted source for consumers in the automotive space. Read Full Story

Datsun India launches more powerful redi-GO 1.0L
New Delhi, July 26 : Datsun India on Wednesday launched the highly-anticipated Datsun redi-GO 1.0L at Rs. 3, 57,333 with iSAT engine, which features more power, style and convenience for customers. Read Full Story

Tata Motors launches commercial vehicle range in Philippines
Manila [Philippines], July 26 : Tata Motors on Wednesday announced the launch of its commercial vehicles range in Philippines to further penetrate the market through a distribution agreement with local partners Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, Inc., a business conglomerate engaged in the local distribution of motor vehicles. Read Full Story

Centre initiates promotion of electric vehicles; aims at boosting mobility
New Delhi , July 25 : With a view to provide impetus to domestic manufacturing of hybrid and electric vehicles (collectively termed as XEVs), the Government of India approved the National Mission on Electric Mobility in 2011 and subsequently National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 was unveiled in 2013. Read Full Story

Functional, Flexible and Fun 2018 Honda Ridgeline Arriving at Dealerships Just in Time for Summer Tailgating Season
TORRANCE, Calif., July 24, 2017 : The powerful and refined 2018 Honda Ridgeline arrives in dealerships nationwide tomorrow with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) starting at USD 29,630. Read Full Story

GAC Motor's First All-electric SUV GE3 Now On Sale, Sets New Benchmark in New Energy Sector
SHANGHAI, July 22, 2017 : Chinese leading automaker GAC Motor has officially released its first self-developed smart all-electric SUV GE3 into the Chinese market. Read Full Story

Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special Sets Sub-Seven Minute Nurburgring Lap
NURBURG, Germany, July 21, 2017 : Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special set a new lap record for a four-door sedan at the famous 12.8-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife race track, achieving a time of 6:57.5. Read Full Story

Mercedes-Benz India launches new AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
New Delhi , July 21 : Commemorating the completion of 50 years of its performance brand-AMG, luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India on Friday launched the all new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe, an SUV Coupe which embodies superlative driving performance and agility. Read Full Story

2017 Kia Forte Earns Top Safety Pick Plus Rating From Insurance Institute For Highway Safety
IRVINE, Calif., July 20, 2017 :The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded its best rating possible, Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+), to the 2017 Kia Forte built after March 2017 when equipped with optional front crash prevention and high intensity discharge (HID) headlights with Dynamic Bending Light. Read Full Story

2017 Genesis G90 Earns Total Quality Award From Strategic Vision
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 20, 2017 : The 2017 Genesis G90 won a Total Quality Award as the highest quality vehicle in the luxury car segment by car buyers in Strategic Vision's annual Total Quality Impact (TQI) report based on results from its New Vehicle Experience Study (NVES). Read Full Story

Audi ad likening women to used cars backfires in China
New Delhi , July 20 : Oppression is a serious issue in our society, which has recently been portayed in a commercial of Audi in China. Read Full Story

Domestic Vehicles Dominate Autotrader's Hottest Cars for Summer 2017
ATLANTA, July 19, 2017 : With massive heat waves sweeping the nation and most of America in the throes of the dog days of summer, Autotrader's editors examined recent data to uncover the Hottest Cars for Summer 2017. Read Full Story

Customers for spectacular Bugatti Chiron get exclusive preview event at Grand Touring Automobiles
VAUGHAN, ON, July 18, 2017 : If knowledgeable car enthusiasts thought they spotted the rarest, fastest and most exclusive sports car in the world prowling the roads around Toronto recently, it was no mirage: The spectacular new Bugatti Chiron made a special visit to Grand Touring Automobiles this week. Read Full Story

Lexus LC 500 Showcased in Marvel Studios' Black Panther
SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2017: Today, on the brink of the opening of Comic-Con International: San Diego, Lexus and Marvel have announced a collaboration to pair the first-ever 2018 Lexus LC with Marvel's dynamic Black Panther character in the highly anticipated film, Marvel Studios' Black Panther, slated to hit theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. Read Full Story

Fresh and Furyous: New, Sporty and Feature Rich 2018 Honda Fit Goes on Sale Today
TORRANCE, Calif., July 17, 2017 : The sporty and versatile new 2018 Honda Fit will begin to arrive at Honda dealerships today with a stylish new look, updated technology, available safety features and a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) starting at USD 16,190. Read Full Story

Delivery of Datsun's redi-GO 1.0L to commence from July 26
New Delhi , July 17 : After the commencement of pre-launch bookings for the Datsun redi-GO 1.0L from July 11, Datsun India on Monday announced the delivery dates for the new vehicles to begin from July 26. Read Full Story

Tata Motors showcases first Bio-Methane Bus at 'Urja Utsav'
New Delhi , July 17 : India's largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer Tata Motors on Monday showcased country's first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) Bus at the Bio-energy programme 'Urja Utsav'. Read Full Story

EXPO 2017 ASTANA: Foton Motor Escorts for China Pavilion Day
ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 14, 2017 : The official ceremony of Expo 2017 Astana China Pavilion Day was hosted on 5 July 2017. Read Full Story

If you ain't first, you're last: Wonder Bread car set to appear at NASCAR Pinty's Series
TORONTO, July 14, 2017 : The NASCAR Pinty's Series is nearly halfway complete, but starting this weekend, there's a notable addition to the circuit. For fans of hot, nasty speed, Wonder Bread is turning up the heat by introducing a Wonder-wrapped car. Read Full Story

Magna adds new Jaguar E-PACE to contract manufacturing line-up
GRAZ, Austria, July 14, 2017 : As SUVs continue strong sales in markets around the world - crossovers and SUVs grew to almost 29 percent of all sales globally in 2016 - automakers are launching new models to meet demand. Read Full Story

Honda Goes Fashion Forward with Debut Display of One-of-a-Kind MINNIE VAN
ANAHEIM, Calif., July 13, 2017 : Attendees at this year's Disney D23 Expo: Ultimate Fan Event will get to enjoy Minnie's polka dots in a whole new way when Honda unveils its one-of-a-kind 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan in Anaheim. Read Full Story

Hyundai Launches 3rd Phase of 'Happy Move - Save Our Heritage' CSR Campaign
New Delhi, July 11: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country's second largest car manufacturer and largest passenger car exporter, today launched the 3rd Phase of Happy Move - 'Save Our Heritage' CSR Campaign. Read Full Story

Lucid Air Prototype Achieves 235 mph, Shattering Previous Recorded Speeds
MENLO PARK, Calif., July 10, 2017: Lucid Motors announced today that the company's Lucid Air Alpha Speed Car had completed its second high-speed test run and achieved a top speed of 235 mph. Read Full Story

Automobiles sale slows down in June due to stock liquidation by dealers
New Delhi , July 10 : Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Monday said that the industry has produced a total, 6,914,544 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers, two wheelers and quadricycle in April June 2017 as against 6, 431, 938 in April-June 2016, thus registering a growth of 7.50 percent over the same period last year. Read Full Story

Soon, 'lower-cost', 'more eco-friendly' electric car battery
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 7 : A team of researchers has come up with a new material that can help cut the battery costs for the electric cars and cellphones. Read Full Story

GST Impact: Nissan India slashes ex-showroom price by three pct
New Delhi , July 6 : Owing to the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. on Thursday announced that it will pass on the benefits of the GST to its customers pan India, with an average price reduction of three percent on the company's products, depending on the city and model specification. Read Full Story

Renault India announces price cut owing to GST
New Delhi , July 5 : In a move to pass on the benefits of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to its customers, Renault India on Wednesday announced a price reduction in its products, depending on the state, model and the variant purchased, basis the tax rates applicable prior to the GST. Read Full Story

Ford India's domestic sales declines, exports up due to GST
New Delhi , July 3 : Ford India's domestic sales declined and exports surged a month before the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1. Read Full Story

GST Impact: Tata Motors records decline in sales
New Delhi , July 2 : In the wake of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) being implemented starting July 1, automobile giant Tata Motors revealed that there has been a dip in the sale of passenger vehicles, although the commercial vehicles business grew on month-on month basis, due to BS4 production ramp-up. Read Full Story

Maruti Suzuki passes on GST benefits on vehicles to customers
New Delhi , July 1 : Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday announced Goods and Services Tax (GST) benefits on the ex-showroom prices of their models by offering upto three percent cut on its vehicles segment. Read Full Story

Here's how to monsoon-proof your car
By Pallavi Aman Singh, New Delhi , Jun 29 : Now, with the monsoons already here, it's time to dust off your umbrellas and raincoats. The rains may break the heat spell, but they end up wreaking havoc on your vehicles and the roads. So, is your favourite speed machine ready to hit the water-logged roads? Read Full Story

Celebrating the spirit of riding with women riders
New Delhi , June 23 : To celebrate the growing passion of motorcycling amongst women, Royal Enfield conducted a workshop led by women in association with DRER (Delhi Royal Enfield Riders) at the company's brand store in Khan Market here. Read Full Story

FCA India opens pre-bookings for the Jeep Compass in Delhi/NCR
New Delhi , June 20 : Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India today announced the opening of pre-bookings for its Made in India Jeep Compass in Delhi. To pre-book the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), interested customers can either log in to the company's official website www.jeep-india.com or visit the nearest FCA or Jeep-exclusive showroom and place a pre-booking amount of Rs. 50,000. Read Full Story

FCA India opens pre-bookings for the Jeep Compass in Mumbai
New Delhi , June 20 : Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India today announced the opening of pre-bookings for its Made in India Jeep Compass in Mumbai. To pre-book the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), interested customers can either log in to the company's official website www.jeep-india.com or visit the nearest FCA or Jeep-exclusive showroom and place a pre-booking amount of Rs. 50,000. Read Full Story

Jaguar Land Rover to offer GST-related benefits to customers
New Delhi , May 30 : With the economy gearing up for the roll out of the much-awaited Gooads and Services Tax (GST) bill on July 1, Jaguar Land Rover India on Tuesday announced that estimated price reduction, in case it comes into effect from July 1 onwards, will be up to 12 percent and will vary from state to state on a model-wise basis. Read Full Story

Mahindra first choice wheels extends its leadership in the used car industry
New Delhi , May 23 : Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd., India's number one multi-brand used car products and services company extended its leadership position in the used car industry with a strong performance in F17 in all areas of the business. Read Full Story

Jaguar introduces 2.0l diesel derivative of Jaguar XE
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 23 : Jaguar Land Rover India yesterday announced the start of sales for the 2.0l diesel derivative of MY17 Jaguar XE in India at a starting price of Rs. 38.25 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Read Full Story


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