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Audi A6 for Rs 17 lakh: Chennai after flood is car lovers’ paradise

While many among us witnessed shocking images of flooded roads and submerged cars on our television screens during the floods that struck southern India last year, certain fortune hunters were resourceful enough to look beyond the tragedy to spot a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Today, many among them – automobile dealers as well as individual buyers – […]

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10 Subtle But Important Improvements to the 2015 Ford F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150’s headline-grabbing lightweight aluminum body is a key selling point for the all-new full-size pickup, but Ford is counting on subtler details to make an impact on buyers as well. With many automakers achieving parity with one another in terms of efficiency, safety and reliability, getting the little things just right is […]

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Automakers take up ‘BS-VI by 2020′ challenge

NEW DELHI: Major automobile manufacturers on Thursday assured the government that they will produce BS-VI fuel compliant vehicles of new models from April 2020, but demanded that the government unveil a scrapping policy to phase out old vehicles and ensure that there are no policy flip-flops in shifting the clean fuel timeline due to pressure […]

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M&M launches compact SUV KUV100 at a starting price of Rs 4.42 lakh

NEW DELHI: Caught in the middle of a raging storm against bigger diesel sports utility vehicles, Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s largest utility vehicle maker on Friday launched an all new micro-SUV, the KUV 100 at an aggressive price of Rs 4.42 lakh to Rs 6.76 lakh ex-showroom Pune aimed at the first time car buyers, […]

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Mahindra KUV 100: Specs & feature comparison with its likely rivals

NEW DELHI: We are just 10 days away from what is a highly anticipated launch from Mahindra & Mahindra of KUV100, where ‘KUV’ stands for ‘Kool Utility Vehicle.’ While Mahindra calls it a compact SUV, it is expected to compete with the heavyweights in the hatchback segment. This would be only the second product ever […]

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Toyota’s new R&D company hires technical team

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp’s research and development company, Toyota Research Institute (TRI), said it hired a team of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. The world’s top-selling automaker announced plans in November to set up TRI with a focus on developing artificial intelligence technologies such as self-driving cars. […]

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US auto sales on pace for record year in 2015 after strong December

DETROIT: Automakers on Tuesday reported strong US sales in December, indicating that 2015 would smash records, and most forecasters said the new year will be even better. General Motors Co said sales will end at 17.8 million vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis for the year, topping the previous record of 17.35 million vehicles […]

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Bajaj Auto sales marginally down in December

NEW DELHI: Bajaj AutoBSE 0.32 % today reported a marginal decline in total sales in December at 2,89,003 units as against 2,89,244 units during the same month last year. However, motorcycle sales during the month increased by 1 per cent to 2,47,782 units as against 2,46,233 units in the same month in 2014, the company […]

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Hero Cycles sells record 6 lakh units in December

NEW DELHI: Bicycle manufacturer Hero Cycles sold over six lakh units last month, an increase of 20 per cent as compared to December 2014. The sales registered in December 2015 is the highest one-month sale in the history of the bicycle industry by any cycle company in India, Hero Cycles said in a statement. “Riding […]

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Renault domestic sales zoom over two-fold in December

NEW DELHI: Carmaker Renault India today said its domestic sales surged over two-fold last month to 10,292 units compared with 3,956 units sold in December last year. During the calender year, Renault India sold 53,847 units as against 44,849 units in the preceding year, registering a cumulative growth of 20.1 per cent. “With substantial efforts […]