Tag Archives: Diesel

Maruti Suzuki announces service campaign to replace Ciaz diesel speedometer

– Speedometer and Owner’s manual to be replaced – Ciaz diesel manufactured between August 1, 2018 and September 21, 2018 have been affected Maruti Suzuki has just announced a service campaign to replace the speedometer and the owner’s manual for the Ciaz diesel in Zeta and Alpha trim. According Maruti, 880 Ciaz diesels manufactured between 1st August to 21st September ... Read More »

Coming soon: Mahindra KUV100 Petrol & Diesel AMT, Electric!

Mahindra is all set to give the KUV100 micro SUV new variants in order to keep the vehicle relevant in the changing marketplace. A tepid seller currently, the KUV100 could pick up in terms of sales once the new variants are launched in India. The micro SUV will not only get AMT options on both the petrol and diesel-engined variants ... Read More »

Maruti Swift AMT launched in top-end petrol and diesel trims

India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki Limited, has launched the Swift automatic hatchback in the top-end variants. Maruti launched the all-new Swift earlier this year and it has already become the third best-selling car in the market. Maruti has now launched the all-new Swift in new top-end trim levels. Initially, Maruti did not offer the top-end Z+ variants with the ... Read More »

Tata Nexon Petrol & Diesel AMT: Compact SUV’s launch timeline revealed

The Tata Nexon compact SUV is a principal sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket league, and Tata Motors is running a range of TV commercials showing the Nexon during the 20-20 cricket tournament. What we now know is that the AMT variants of the Nexon will be launched in the middle of the IPL season. Considering that the ... Read More »

Volkswagen Under Fire For Diesel Tests On Monkeys, Humans

Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” scandal saw it admit in 2015 to manipulating 11 million cars FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY: The world’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen faced fresh scrutiny Monday over reports it helped finance experiments that saw monkeys and humans breathe car exhaust fumes. VW “distances itself clearly from all forms of animal abuse,” the group said in a statement Saturday, after the ... Read More »

Hyundai Verna Diesel MT First Drive Review

Why will I buy the Hyundai Verna diesel? For its extremely torquey engine, bucket load of features and new-found ride and handling balance. Why will I avoid the Hyundai Verna diesel? Lack of rear legroom. The Hyundai Verna has been around for a long time now. With 3.18 lakh units sold in India and with over 8.8 million customers worldwide, it’s safe ... Read More »

Germany’s ‘Diesel Fear’ Leaves $5 Billion in Used Cars Gathering Dust

Germany’s back and forth over potential bans for diesel cars in cities is sapping demand for the vehicles and causing a backlog of used models on dealer lots that’s swelled to some 4.5 billion euros ($5.3 billion). A deal earlier this month between Germany and Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG and BMW AG to upgrade 5 million newer diesel cars and offer trade-in incentives on older models hasn’t ... 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 »

German car-makers face existential crisis after betting on diesel future

The allegations of collusion among German carmakers have plunged an industry already tarnished by the Volkswagen diesel scandal into a fresh crisis. The news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday that German automakers — VW, BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche — had been engaging in cartel-like behaviour since the 1990s, in particular colluding with each other on the technical details of diesel exhaust treatment systems. The ... 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 »