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The Urban EV could be Honda’s first electric car for India

–    It’s got cameras for wing mirrors.  –    Production-ready Honda Urban EV was spotted for the first time in Germany. –    Expected to be launched by the end of next year, India debut in around 2023. Honda took everyone by surprise when it revealed the cutesy Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept ... Read More »

BMW and Porsche introduces three-minute fast charging for EVs

–    BMW and Porsche along with Allego, Phoenix-Contact, and Siemens launched “FastCharge” in Germany. –    Is capable of fast charging in less than three minutes with its capacity of 450kW. BMW and Porsche along with industrial companies have launched a “FastCharge” in Jettingen-Scheppach, Bavaria. This ultra-fast charging facility is capable of charging a capacity of 450kW (more than ... Read More »

Hyundai Elantra facelift spotted testing in India for the first time

– Likely to be launched in India sometime in 2019.  – The mid-life update brings a fresh new design with aggressive styling and added equipment. Hyundai took the wraps off the new and updated Elantra in August this year. The sedan gets a comprehensive cosmetic makeover with sharper styling along with added features. Ahead of its Indian debut next year, ... Read More »

Honda Civic spotted testing in India for the first time

–    The 10th generation Honda Civic was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.  –    The Civic will make a comeback in the Indian market next year.  –    When launched, it will compete against the Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia, and Toyota Corolla Altis. Honda is bringing back the iconic Civic sedan in India after a hiatus of half ... Read More »

2018 Ameo Cup Round 4: Pratik Sonawane takes pole, Dhruv pushes for championship win

The fourth and final round of the 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup moves to Buddh International Circuit. • Championship leader Dhruv Mohite qualified second on the grid. • Pratik Sonawane clocked the fastest time of 2:21:295 seconds. The 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup has moved to India’s Formula 1 track – the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) – for the fourth and final round of ... Read More »

What’s the Best New-Car Deal for September 2018?

Sergey Peterman/iStock Back-to-school traffic got you spending a little too much time in that old car? Consider something new. Discounts for the Labor Day weekend might be in the rearview mirror, and the rolling boil for new-car incentives has slowed to a simmer in recent months: Motor Intelligence pegs overall new-car discounts at $3,784 per car in August, up just 1.3 percent ... Read More »

Electric Vehicle Boom Could Spell Demise for Japan’s Leading Industry

As the largest automotive market in the world, China is dictating a lot of the moves automakers are making. The massive country is currently in the midst of attempting to clean its air in a radical way, eliminating the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2040. It’s a drastic move that’s sent every automaker scrambling to have well-defined lineups ... Read More »

It’s OFFICIAL; Husqvarna announces KTM Duke 390-based Vitpilen & Svartpilen 401 for India

Swedish motorcycle maker Husqvarna, now owned by KTM, has just made an official announcement regarding its entry into the Indian market. Husqvarna is all set to transfer production of the Vitpilen cafe racer and the Svartpilen scrambler motorcycles to Bajaj Auto’s Chakan factory by the end of this year or early next year. What this means is the Husqvarna twins ... Read More »

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: a strong case for hybrids

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is a car that arrived at just the right time. Back in 2014 it accounted for 10,000 UK sales, whereas in the previous year just 1,000 PHEVs were sold nationwide in total. It was a bit of a hit. Thanks to sharp tax incentives and the promise of strong fuel economy from this petrol-electric SUV, ... Read More »

Downtown street closed Saturday for car show

Fourth Street will be closed between Broadway and Main Street from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for a car show. The Airflow Club of America will hold the show as part of its 55th annual meeting, a four-day event centered at the Hotel Diamond in downtown Chico. The actual show will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information ... Read More »