Tag Archives: India

Future of renewable energy: Sunny investment climate for solar technology in India

On May 12, 2017, India recorded its lowest-ever solar tariff of Rs 2.44/unit of electricity. That is a 73% fall since 2010, and compares favourably with India’s cheapest power source–coal, electricity from which now ranges between Rs 3/unit and Rs 5/unit. The new low solar cost was announced at a reverse auction–in which the role of buyer and seller is reversed and the seller with the ... Read More »

2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift Launched In India; Prices Start At Rs 15.49 Lakh

The new 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift today officially went on sale in India priced at ₹ 15.49 lakh to ₹ 22.89 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Primarily available in three trim options – Ambition, Style and Style Plus and eight different iterations based on engine options and transmission. The current generation Octavia was launched originally in 2013 and goes up against the likes of ... Read More »

GST effect: Used car business could impact the new car market in India

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) that will be enforced from 1 July has the potential to realign the largely unorganized used car market into a more organized frame work say industry leaders. Interestingly, sale of old and new cars is inextricably linked. It is estimated that about 27-28 percent of new car sales accrue through exchange of old models. ... Read More »

GenNext to fuel used car surge in India

New strategy Mahindra First Choice is pulling out all stops to make the experience of buying used cars comfortable at its outlets Cox Automotive believes the country will be among the top four markets by 2020 Rob Huting has this interesting update about China’s used car market. “Till about five years ago, buying used cars in the Chinese market had ... Read More »

New SsangYong Rexton Review: Mahindra’s Next Big SUV For India

It was a cloudy day, and I was thinking – please do not let it rain on the day I am finally driving the new SsangYong Rexton. I only had a very small window of time with the car, and any rain would have totally messed that up. It did rain while I was on my way from Seoul to ... Read More »

Lexus LX 450d SUV Has Been Priced At 2.32 Crore In India

Having arrived in India earlier this year, Lexus has announced prices for its flagship SUV – the Lexus LX450d in the country. The luxury SUV is priced at ₹ 2.32 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) and will be taking on the Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography that packs similar levels of luxury. While Lexus LX450d was announced for India alongside the other ... Read More »

Jeep Compass Exclusive First Drive: Promising Compact SUV For India

The Jeep Compass is being touted as a major new model for not just Jeep worldwide, but also the Indian automobile industry. And what a great name for an SUV, right? With the new Compass, Jeep has taken a leap. And it is most definitely the make or break model for the brand in India. But given everything we know ... Read More »

Renault Duster Petrol Automatic Launched In India; Priced At ₹ 10.32 Lakh

Renault India has launched the new Renault Duster petrol automatic in the country, priced at ₹ 10.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). We exclusively told you about Renault introducing the automatic variant, while images of the Duster CVT surfaced online just yesterday. The more interesting part is that the Duster petrol line-up now gets an all-new 1.5-litre H4K petrol engine, replacing the ... Read More »

Is India preparing for a vastly different future

April 13, 2017: The pace of change of technology is horrendous and unstoppable. It is, simultaneously, exciting because of the way in which it will impact our daily lives, and, also, unnerving, primarily because of the lack of jobs new technology brings in its wake. Changes in the auto industry: Readers would do well to read a brilliant blog by ... Read More »

LeEco Le 2 Gold Variant to Go on Sale in Limited Quantities in India on Thursday

LeEco launched the Le 2 smartphone in June for the price of Rs. 11,999. The device was made available on its online LeMall store in Grey and Rose Gold colour variants, and now the company has introduced a Gold colour variant in India as well. The Gold colour Le 2 smartphone will be available on the LeMall website from February ... Read More »