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New Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 – Now in pictures

Maruti Suzuki has updated its entry-level hatchback, the Alto 800, which has been India’s best-selling car for 15 consecutive years. The car now comes with enhanced safety features and a refreshed front-end design. Also, the engine is now BS-VI compliant, nearly a year before the regulation being mandated. Here’s a picture gallery of the updated Alto packing in a lot more than before. ... Read More »

Lotus’s First All-New Car in a Decade Will Be an Electric Hypercar

Colin Chapman’s legacy is legendary, as is that of the marque he founded, Lotus. To call the two influential in the history of motorsports and sports cars is to grossly understate the matter. But, for the past couple decades (or three), small but spirited Lotus has struggled to move that legacy forward in a world of increasingly complex technologies. That’s ... Read More »

2019 Porsche 911: Old vs New

It is a special occasion when Porsche launches a new model in India and even more so when the new car in question is the new-generation 911. Yes! The Porsche 911 has been a heartthrob of most car enthusiasts. That is because it’s one of those models which combine the best of good looks, exhilarating performance and it was always billed as an ‘everyday ... Read More »

Ford Likely To End Independent India Business With New Mahindra Deal

Ford will hold a 49 percent stake in the partnership while Mahindra will own 51 per cent. Ford Motor Co is nearing a deal with Mahindra & Mahindra to form a new joint-venture company in India, a move that will see the U.S. automaker cease its independent operations in the country, two sources with direct knowledge of the talks told Reuters. Under the ... Read More »

Hyundai Group to bring a new electric-car platform for B and C segment by 2021

NEW DELHI: South Korean carmaker Hyundai Group is planning to bring a new electric-car platform for the B and C segment by 2021, reports global automobile news website. “A new platform dedicated to electric vehicles is about two years away. It will probably focus on B and C-segment [small and medium-sized] cars.” the report said quoting a source. According to the report, the ... Read More »

Nissan Altima earns a dubious distinction: Most stolen new car model

The Nissan Altima is billed as an intelligent, all-wheel vehicle, but it doesn’t stand a chance against car thieves who are intent on stealing it. The Altima is the most stolen new model car, according to a study by driving-tests.org. Despite a diverse array of anti-theft devices – horn alarms, flashing lights, wheel-locking, immobilizing and electronic tracking technology – car thieves ... Read More »

11 questions to ask when buying a new car

  1. Do you really need a new car? Back in the good old days, people bought new cars every few years because cars were far less reliable than they are today. The arrival of long-lasting Japanese-made cars in the 1970s and 1980s changed that. Cars can now hang in there quite well for a decade or more, no matter ... Read More »

Slew of new car launches, high fuel prices: Used cars sold 4 lakh units more than new in 2018

In value terms, the used-car market clocked almost two-thirds the business recorded for new cars last year — Rs 1.4 lakh crore for used cars versus Rs 2.2 lakh crore for new. (Representational) MARKING A trend that appears to be gaining strength, India’s used-car market saw the sale of 40 lakh vehicles in 2018 to overtake the volumes for new ... Read More »

Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week 2019 Day 3: Dia Mirza and Sophie Choudry walk the ramp as showstoppers

Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week Autumn Winter’ 2019: The third day saw Dia Mirza, Sophie Choudry, Amyra Dastur and Kritika Kamra as showstoppers. Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week Autumn Winter’ 2019 (LMIFW AW’19), a four-day fashion extravaganza, is currently underway in the capital city. Designers Ruchi Roongta and Rashi Agarwal, Shivani, Simmi Saboo, Ashwini Reddy, among others showcased their collections ... Read More »

Bugatti unveils the world’s most expensive new car

Even before the car was unveiled to the public at the Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire, meaning “The Black Car,” had already been sold for an astounding US$12.3 million plus another $6.4 million in taxes and fees. The car is a modern version of the classic Bugatti Type 57, designed by founder Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean, in the 1930s ... Read More »