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GST Rates: Used Cars To Get Cheaper As Latest GST Council Meeting Slashes Rates

The GST council has lowered GST rates on used cars by 10-16 per cent Highlights GST rate on used cars has been lowered as per the category Small used cars benefit more with the GST rate lowered from 28% to 12% Cess has been abolished completely on ambulances by the GST council Ahead of the Budget 2018, the GST Council ... Read More »

Eight sports cars rendered as SUVs show us the horrors of crossovering

Crossovers and SUVs are all over the place today, and they’re driving current car sales through the roof. With companies like Bentley, Alfa Romeo and Lamborghini joining the SUV bandwagon, there’s little sacred territory left. Well, someone asked himself how iconic sports cars would look like SUVs, so here’s the short answer: most of them would look horrid. Some of them, I don’t ... Read More »

Aston Martin upgrades forecasts as demand for luxury sports cars moves into fast lane

Aston Martin’s DB11 has helped lift the average selling price of the company’s cars ]Aston Martin’s turnaround is accelerating after the luxury sports car manufacturer notched up record sales in the first nine months of the year. The company sold 3,330 cars during nine months to the end of September, a rise of 65pc on the same period the year before, ... Read More »

New challenges for the world’s auto shows as some car makers stay away

A Rolls-Royce Ghost on the opening night of the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show. Alex Atack / The National. Motor shows have been around for more than a century and are traditionally the chief place where carmakers whip silk sheets off their latest offerings, watched by a massive audience and a huge media throng. The 1989 Frankfurt motor show drew 1.2 million ... Read More »

Big insurers brace for perilous future as climate risks escalate

After one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons in history, the world’s biggest insurers say the industry needs to get its act together if it wants to survive climate change. Insuring against weather natural disasters could reach unaffordable levels for households and companies, while the potential damage is so unpredictable it may be impossible to model—an unacceptable risk to insurers. ... Read More »

Renault India eyes one new car a year as medium-term plan

French carmaker Renault is planning to expand its presence in India by unveiling one new model every year as part of a medium-term strategy in India, Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and MD, Renault India Operations said. Talking to The Hindu, he said, “We are keen to build the right portfolio of good cars from our company for this market and [are] ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz sees self-driving EVs as the future of car sharing

Earlier this year, Daimler announced plans to develop a self-driving, car-sharing system with fully autonomous vehicles geared towards city living. Today, the company says that the first part of that vision — Smart’s Vision EQ Fortwo concept vehicle — will be presented at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show next month. The EQ Fortwo is a level five, fully autonomous car with no steering wheel or pedals. Via ... Read More »

Diesel and petrol car ban: Plan for 2040 unravels as 10 new power stations needed to cope with electric revolution

Plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles are a “tall order” and will place unprecedented strain on the National Grid, motoring experts have warned. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the ... Read More »

As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-Up

An Uber Ford Fusion mapping the streets of Pittsburgh in September. A House subcommittee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would speed up the development of self-driving cars and create a federal framework for their regulation. CreditJeff Swensen for The New York Times Self-driving cars are zooming at breakneck speed toward America’s roadways, and Washington is finally reaching for its ... Read More »

As Rolls-Royce tests its first SUV, the future of the ‘normal’ car looks uncertain

The new Rolls-Royce 4×4, codenamed ‘Cullinan’, is seen here in disguise Can anything stop the stampede of the Sport Utility Vehicle? Last year’s sales of SUVs and ‘crossovers’ increased to 25 per cent of the total European market and while the charge has slightly slowed this year, SUVs are still well ahead. Manufacturers are now talking about conquering the B-segment crossover ... Read More »