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All The Best Weird Stuff From The Los Angeles Auto Show

Most of what you see at car shows are new cars from major automakers, or concepts for cars so new they don’t even exist yet. That’s mostly because those new, available models are ones you can actually buy, for currency, which can then be exchanged by the carmaker for goods and/or services. It’s a whole big thing, trust me. But ... Read More »

Our top picks from this year’s LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES—I’ll be honest with you: this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show was not the most mind-blowing car show I’ve been to. Most of the big reveals were cars that had already broken cover elsewhere, earlier, and the proximity to CES (which is now a car show) and then Detroit in January has had a bit of a negative effect. ... Read More »

Skoda India Announces Price Hike Across Model Range From 2018

Skoda Auto India has announced a price increase across its complete car line-up starting from January 1 2018. The price hike will see all Skoda cars turn more expensive by 2-3 per cent. Part of the Volkswagen Group, the Czech based automaker retails four models in India including the Skoda Rapid, Octavia, Superb and the recently launched Kodiaq SUV in the country. Without divulging ... Read More »

Future Retail sees immediate revenue benefits from HyperCity

Future Retail plans to increase the contribution of fashion and private labels and cut costs as a percentage of sales once it fully takes over the premium retail stores of HyperCity, the company told investors when it announced its quarterly earnings. Retail czar Kishore Biyani announced in October that he was buying out HyperCity, a 19-store network of high-end grocery ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: BACK FROM THE FANCY PAST

IF YOU WERE expecting the auto industry to have a bit of a hangover following the parade of excess that surrounded last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, you underestimated the hardiness of the folks shaping the future of driving. After a weekend that focused on a glorious past, this week’s big headlines pivoted back to what’s coming next, especially in the real of ... Read More »

Real road emissions tests for new car models from Friday

Volkswagen Group fitted software to diesel models which manipulated examinations by detecting when the vehicles were on a rolling road 27 August 2017 12:45AM New car models will have to pass real world driving emissions tests before being allowed on UK roads from Friday. The tougher rules are being brought in across the European Union as concern over the harmful ... Read More »

Selling cars from the auto show floor

Honda sold 2,619 vehicles over the Shenzhen auto show’s eight-day run in June. Photo credit: HANS GREIMEL SHENZHEN, China — The throbbing techno music blares at skull-splitting volume. And the crush of pushing through sweaty throngs for a peek at the cars is a full-contact sport. Some things make Chinese auto shows different from their overseas counterparts. And when it comes ... Read More »

Cars from Kojack, Back to the Future and Life on Mars at Stonham Barns show

A 1973 Buick Century, the same as driven by New York detective Kojak, will be at Sonham Barns. Picture: EARL ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY They have travelled through time, chased bad guys and entertained millions of viewers – now they are coming to Suffolk. Classic cars which took starring roles in some of the most popular films and TV series of the ... Read More »

‘Higher GST rates will turn buyers away from organised used-car market’

GST does not discriminate between new and used cars Players may not be able to increase prices for fear of losing customers CHENNAI, JULY 14:   High GST rates on used cars have hit margins of organised players in the business. GST does not discriminate between new and used cars as the rates are the same. So pre-owned car dealers in ... Read More »

Hero MotoCorp drops 10 bikes from line-up

In light of the mandatory switch to BS-IV emission norms from April 1, 2017, the move for all two-wheeler manufacturers in India has been clear – either convert existing models to be compliant with the new, more stringent emission norms, or stop selling them. And following the mandate, most manufacturers have converted most of their existing line-up to fall in line ... Read More »