With an estimated 70 new models and concept cars set to be unveiled – 15 of them for the first time globally – this year’s Auto Expo, which opens to public on February 7, couldn’t have come at a better time for the Indian auto industry. Read more

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This year has been rather unforgettable for most in the domestic automobile industry. Sales have been sluggish, sentiment has been low, excitement lower and footfalls at showrooms the lowest. Read more

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The Amaze maybe the best thing to have happened to Honda in the last 5 years and in the coming years there would be other more significant products to hit the roads but the City will always hold an important emotional position. Almost like first love. Read more

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It has, or if I daresay, had all the markings of a winner. Decent to look at, a capable engine, loads of features and an aggressive price tag. And with the backing of a network as wide as Hyundai’s, the success of the Grand i10 was perhaps a given. Read more

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We may as well want to believe at times that the market for cars is always getting bigger and to fill that gap you need new cars. The more the better. But it does not quite work that way. Just that the slowdown such as the one we are witnessing right now only highlights that every car howsoever successful has a shelf life. And every new car that hits the market invariably in some way hastens the death of another ageing warhorse. Read more

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Last month, Renault Duster completed a year in India. During this time, over 60,000 units of the vehicle, believed to have prised open the compact SUV segment, have hit the roads and revived a company that was languishing at the fringes. However, as is the case with most non Maruti, non Hyundai brands, the honeymoon season for the car is over. Read more

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The sheets are off and finally we know the Hyundai BA, is actually the Hyundai GRAND i10, the next generation version of the existing i10. The grand in CAPS is pun intended. Read more

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Next month, the ubiquitous black and yellow Premier Padminis doubling up as taxis on Mumbai roads would ride into the sunset. And the car that is benefitting the most from the government’s decision to not allow cars older than 25 years, is the good ‘old’ Santro. Read more

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At the height of the deluge of recalls that engulfed the global automotive industry back in 2010, Toyota Motor Corp executive vice president Yukitoshi Funo met a group of Indian journalists visiting Japan to specifically get a first hand experience of their cheapest global offering Etios. Read more

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For now, BMW is ahead of Audi by 457 cars in the first half of this year. And Audi that recently dislodged Mercedes to become the prime suspect for BMW for the number 1 slot is ahead of the Stuttgart based firm by another 673 cars. In a luxury car industry that is worth around 30,000 cars a year, that means one good quarter and any of the three can come out on top by the end of this year. Read more

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