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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 »

Court Rules Life Time Tax For New Cars To Be Paid Only On Invoice Value

Life time tax can only be calculated on invoice value Highlights Hyderabad High Court rules on life time tax on new cars Lifetime tax to be calculated on invoice value, not ex-showroom prices Dealers are free to give discounts to customers on new cars The Hyderabad High Court has ruled that life time tax collected by the government can be ... Read More »

When you have to search the ranks of Ferrari’s fastest supercars for comparisons, you know there’s something special about the new BMW M5

The idiom “too much is never enough” has never been so vociferously challenged Pros Power. More power. Way too much power. Oh, and it handles like a treat, too Cons Uhm, speeding tickets and outrageous insurance bills. Not enough rear seat legroom, either Value for money Jeez, I don’t know. What price a four-door Ferrari? What would I change? A little less weight would ... Read More »

Frontier Car Group raises another $58M for its used-car marketplace for emerging economies

  We’ve seen a large wave of used-car sales startups launch across developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, disrupting a marketplace that has largely been untouched for years. Now a startup focusing on the used car-sales opportunity specifically in developing economies is ramping up its activities. Frontier Car Group, a Berlin startup that has built a used-car marketplace targeted ... Read More »

Skoda & Volkswagen still want to partner Tata Motors for affordable car: Here’s why

Skoda and Volkswagen have still not given up on the idea of a partnership with Tata Motors, to develop a new, budget car for the Indian market. This is because Volkswagen and Skoda are both working out a strategy to build low cost cars for the Indian market but haven’t zeroed in on a method yet. Both automakers have noticed ... Read More »