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New car sales in UK fall for fifth straight month

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Branded used car firms lobbying for lower GST rate

Used cars attract GST rate of 28% or 43% on gross margin depending on the fuel type and engine size, as is the case with new cars. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Mumbai: Big Boy Toyz, a Gurugram-based firm that specializes in selling used super luxury cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys, has put its expansion on hold because of a goods ... Read More »

Tata Motors Working On Alternative Plans For Nano

Leading automobile manufacturer Tata Motors is now working on alternative plans for its small car Nano whose sales have fallen making its production not a viable proposition, an official of the company said. Asked about the future of Nano, COO of Tata Motors Satish Borwankar said “going forward, alternative plans for Nano is being considered. Like the electric version of ... Read More »

Real road emissions tests for new car models from Friday

Volkswagen Group fitted software to diesel models which manipulated examinations by detecting when the vehicles were on a rolling road 27 August 2017 12:45AM New car models will have to pass real world driving emissions tests before being allowed on UK roads from Friday. The tougher rules are being brought in across the European Union as concern over the harmful ... Read More »

Driverless Cars of the Future Confront Rules Written for Drivers

When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact so it wouldn’t spear the driver. The safety rulebook has since swelled to nearly 900 pages and encompasses everything from electronic stability control to rear-view backup cameras. Through all the ... Read More »

Looking for a new car? Here are 10 hot deals you won’t want to miss

This week we’ve teamed up with Jim Reid Vehicle Sales to bring you 10 incredible, high-spec cars. These are motors for the proper petrol heads out there. Let us know which you’d like to get your hands on most. Find out more about each car by clicking the links above the pictures. 1) BMW M4 3.0T 425Bhp Coupe Auto *Extras* A truly stunning ... Read More »

Glenbard East soccer standout honored for volunteer work, gets new car

Glenbard East senior Faith Davies’ days of sharing an old car with her twin brother, Noah, are over. In fact, when she pulls up to school Wednesday for the first day of classes, she’ll do so in the newest and most famous car on the lot. The soccer standout was honored Friday for her community volunteer work and athletic achievements ... Read More »

HAPPY ENDING: New car for carjacking victim

It was a happy ending for Myrtle Dittberner (77) who received a new but second-hand car thanks to her former students after her car was stolen. Dittberner’s car was stolen on 8 July at a shopping centre in Emmarentia. The Northcliff Melville Times later published an article about the incident which lead to her former German School students starting a ... Read More »

The UK government has issued new cybersecurity guidelines for smart cars

The British government today issued a new set of guidelines designed to encourage automakers to make vehicles cybersecurity a priority. UK Transport Minister Lord Callanan says that as autonomous and connected vehicles are increasingly used on British roadways, minimum protections should be established to protect consumers from cyber attacks, whether it’s controlling personal data, or taking control of the vehicle remotely. The goal ... Read More »

UK mandates hacking protection for the cars of the future

On Sunday, the British government unveiled new requirements for engineers working on connected cars and smart vehicles that aim to harden their protections against cyberattacks. Smart vehicles are “increasingly becoming the norm on British roads,” and engineers must strengthen their defenses against hacking, a UK government press release said. While these new vehicles offer a host of modern features, hackers can target ... Read More »