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Go To The 2016 Indianapolis Auto Show

Whether you’re in the market for a new car, or just an enthusiast, you should be planning a trip to the 2016 Indianapolis Auto Show.  There’s no better place in town to see all of the hottest models from virtually every manufacturer.  Find them all under the roof of the Indianapolis Convention Center. The annual show runs December 26 through ... Read More »

The Force 1 Bound for 2016 Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT — The Force 1, a new high-performance car from designer Henrik Fisker, will debut on January 12 at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The two-seater will go on sale in April, with a limited production run of up to 50 units. Fisker said The Force 1 will be based on an existing front/midengine rear-drive American car and will be ... Read More »

Auto show drives Karachiites wild

KARACHI: It has been said that boys never outgrow their toys. This was made evident by the huge turnout at the Pakwheels.com auto show held at Port Grand on Sunday, where onlookers of both genders gawked at the vast array of cars and took plenty of pictures. The automobiles were divided into four categories, with a total of 380 cars on ... Read More »

Indy Auto Show excites consumers with technology

The time to beat was one minute and 26 seconds at the Indianapolis Auto Show on Saturday. The time belongs to Josh Hamilton, a Ford Motor representative at the event. Hamilton was running the automaker’s 2016 Ford GT Mustang simulator. Individuals could race the $80,000 machine that rotates left, right, up and down with each maneuver they made on the virtual version of Germany’s Nurburgring race ... Read More »

Delhi used car dealers see diesel car shortage as demand surges

At a Delhi-based franchise of Mahindra FirstChoice—the multi-brand used car business of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd—Saurabh Batra is worried. The franchise owner, who would have been otherwise elated at the flood of inquiries and demand for second-hand diesel vehicles, frets that he won’t be able to replenish his stock. With the Supreme Court barring registration of private diesel vehicles with ... Read More »

Flood-hit cars invade used vehicles market

Now, it should pay to exercise extreme caution while buying used cars. According to automobile experts, touts are likely to sell cars damaged in the recent floods. There are thousands of cars in the city that have taken a battering due to the floods. There have been cases of cars being immersed in water for days on end. In such ... Read More »

Henrik Fisker to unveil new car at Detroit Motor Show

The Force 1 (and yes, ‘The’ is capitalised) will be a totally different proposition to the Karma. Details are thin on the ground, but while the Karma used a 2.0-litre petrol engine as a generator for electric motors, The Force 1’s engine will directly drive its wheels – and Fisker says it’s going to be the most powerful naturally aspirated ... Read More »

HOW TO TEST DRIVE A NEW CAR

SOME PEOPLE DON’T BOTHER, BUT TEST DRIVING ANY PROSPECTIVE NEW CAR PURCHASE IS VITAL. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO TEST DRIVE A NEW CAR. IT IS A CONSTANT SOURCE of amazement that people continue to buy cars without properly test driving them first. Some people are silly enough not to test drive their intended purchase at all! ... Read More »

Future Generali roping in housewives as insurance agents

HYDERABAD, DECEMBER 18: Housewives can now double up as insurance agents, thanks to a new initiative from Future Generali Life Insurance Company. The company has been reaching out to housewives who frequent shopping malls to don the role of insurance agents or advisors. “We have got encouraging response from women. About 100 housewives have already become insurance agents for us,” Munish ... Read More »

Future Consumer to raise $45M from Cargill’s PE arm Black River

Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd (FCEL), the food and consumer goods arm of Kishore Biyani-led Future Group, has decided to raise $45 million (about Rs 297 crore) from Black River Asset Management, the private equity arm of US food and agriculture giant Cargill. FCEL said in a stock market filing it will raise the money through preferential allotment of compulsory convertible ... Read More »