For a market that is one of the largest and fastest growing in the world, the performance of European car makers in India has been appalling. 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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Starting this Tuesday, domestic car companies would start an initiative to declare problems in their cars and offer to replace or repair them based on their internal quality checks. This kind of an activity is commonly known as a recall around the world. Read more

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A peeved customer writes about the unpleasantness of being a Micra owner. Read more

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It’s been out in the market for a good 16 months and generally that is enough to decide whether a car has hit the bull’s eye or not. The Toyota Etios though, is a curious case. Read more

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The roads remain narrow, the traffic diverse and chaotic and empty stretches rare, and yet the craze for supercars shows no signs of letting off.
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On Tuesday, while on my way back from Gurgaon, I was witness to an unfortunate accident between a cyclist and a burly Audi Q7 right before the toll gate on the Expressway. Thankfully, besides the fact that the cycle was reduced to a mangled heap, no major harm was done and the cyclist Satpal Singh, was rather more shaken than injured. Read more

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For all reasons good and bad, 2011 was a forgettable year for Toyota. Besieged by problems ranging from an earthquake followed by Tsunami in its home country and a once in a centennial floods in Thailand, another major hub for its production, the company lost its number 1 position to General Motors. Read more

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Thanks to Maruti’s persistent problems with its workforce at the manesar factory, the outstanding bookings of the new Swift has risen to 1.08 lakh units. Read more

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