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You Can Avoid Paying Taxes on Your New Car, Although It’s Risky Business

From the October 2017 issue A few years ago, at a Kruse auction, I sat beside a bald bidder who’d already lost precious portions of his mind over a 2007 Ford Mustang GT-H, the black-and-gold Hertz clone. “I will get this car,” he assured, and he did, but for a sum greater than the Mustang’s original sticker. I asked about applicable auction ... Read More »

OC International Auto Show in Anaheim will be all gleaming chrome, with 600 of the newest vehicles on display

Vehicles are on display at a previous OC International Auto Show. Car enthusiats and shoppers will be able to get in various vehicles and even test drive several. The show will be held again at the Anaheim Convention Center Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. (File photo by H. Lorren Au Jr.,Orange County Register/SCNG) More new cars are sold in Orange ... Read More »

Honda’s Vision for Electric Cars Puts a Futuristic Spin on an Old Civic

Honda introduced the Urban Ev concept Tuesday at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker plans to produce a production version of this car to sell in the European market by 2019. Courtesy of Honda Honda’s vision for the future, which it showed off at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, is electric with a hint of the 1970s first generation Civic. ... Read More »

10 Per Cent Cess Hike On Larger Cars & SUVs: Ten Things To Know

The new Goods and Services Tax regime had seen a realignment of taxation in the passenger car space to 28 per cent GST. However different segments of vehicles also attracted an additional cess – 1 per cent for small petrol cars / 3 per cent for small diesel cars (under 4 metres in length and certain engine capacity), and 15 ... Read More »

Auto Industry Disappointed With Additional Cess On Larger Cars, SUVs

The Indian auto industry is disappointed with the Union Cabinet’s decision for an ordinance to increase the Goods and Service Tax (GST) cess on mid-range, large cars and SUVs from the current 15 per cent right now to 25 per cent. The government ordinance will need to be cleared by the President, but looks like the 25 per cent tax ... Read More »

Tata Motors Working On Alternative Plans For Nano

Leading automobile manufacturer Tata Motors is now working on alternative plans for its small car Nano whose sales have fallen making its production not a viable proposition, an official of the company said. Asked about the future of Nano, COO of Tata Motors Satish Borwankar said “going forward, alternative plans for Nano is being considered. Like the electric version of ... Read More »

Diesel scrappage scheme: BMW and Ford accused of cashing in on fears by offering £2k off a new car

Manufacturers including BMW and Ford are taking matters into their own hands with their own pollution-reducing trade-in schemes  CREDIT:  YUI MOK Car manufacturers are cashing in on a diesel price scare by launching scrappage schemes for drivers of polluting cars who agree to buy brand new “greener” versions. It comes after the Government threatened to develop a diesel scrappage scheme but failed ... Read More »

Firefighters respond to vehicle on fire in used car lot

A vehicle fire in a used car lot early Sunday morning was not suspicious in nature, says the fire captain on scene. The fire in a Dodge Ram pickup truck, parked on the Baycorp Auto Sales lot at the intersection of Edinburgh Road North and London Road West occurred at about 6:30 a.m. today. Guelph Fire Department and Guelph Police attended the early morning scene. ... Read More »

A German bike company could turn the entire industry on its head

No industry has been entirely immune from the disruption brought on by online shopping. But so far, the high-end bicycle business has mostly remained in brick-and-mortar bike shops. This week, however, an anticipated direct-to-consumer bike brand from Germany called Canyon comes to the U.S., a move that may have a marked effect on the industry. The main players in the bike ... Read More »

Buyers’ worries put brakes on used-car sales

The industry believes car sales are likely to fall for the rest year, indicating that the market will be in recession by the end of SeptemberSIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES The motor market is heading for recession after a 13.5 per cent slump in used car sales was revealed — the steepest fall on record. The industry has blamed a ... Read More »