Tag Archives: India

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 »

Petrol prices in India slide further as crude gets into $50 range

Petrol prices have slid globally amidst the upheaval in the oil market following the sanctions on Iran and increased output from OPEC as well as America. With the prices for Brent crude hitting the $50 range after peaking at about $74 about a couple of months ago, the prices in India have also reduced from the all-time high they had ... Read More »

Skoda-Volkswagen to start building engines in India, might look at CNG-friendly engines

Under the India 2.0 initiative, Volkswagen group, led by Skoda, is aiming at five per cent market share in five years from the launch of their new series of products in 2020-21. And to make inroads into a price-sensitive market, Skoda aims to build cost-effective and competitive products while maintaining the global ethos and standards of the Volkswagen group intact. ... Read More »

Elon Musk tweets – Tesla coming to India in 2019

One of the world’s largest electric car maker and the flag-bearer of electric car technology across the world, Tesla Motors, will arrive in India next year in 2019. Replying to Twitter questions, Elon Musk, CEO Tesla, announced the expansion plans across the globe after the historic quarterly profit posted in the previous quarter. To quote Elon Musk, Tesla will hopefully ... Read More »

Government Bullish EVs Could Make 15 Per Cent Of New Car Sales In India In 5 Years

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport Highways & Shipping, has announced at the SIAM annual convention 2018 that the government has no plans to subsidise electric vehicles in India. At present, GST on EVs is charged at the rate of 12 per cent. In contrast, GST is charged at the rate of 43 per cent on the minimum side for ... Read More »

At least one new car will be launched in India each week until December

India’s biggest annual festival season is on the horizon. And carmakers are doubling down on their offerings. The next four months will see 26 new launches by the industry, cashing in on the biggest sales period of the year. During the same period in 2017, the number stood at just 17, data from car price comparison website CarWale show. https://www.theatlas.com/embed/BJ5i1HIDX?style=dGhlbWU9djU= ... Read More »

From new Hyundai Santro to Honda CR-V: Top upcoming cars & SUVs launching in India this festive season

Top upcoming cars and SUVs launching this year and early 2019 2018 festive season is upon us and understandably many have a new car purchase high on their agenda. Car manufacturers are listening to these prayers and a long list of new cars, SUVs, MPVs are all set to launch towards the end of this year and the next. Mahindra and Hyundai have been in ... Read More »

Suzuki Swift Strong Hybrid Showcased At 2018 Indonesia Auto Show — Will It Come To India?

Suzuki has showcased their ‘Strong Hybrid’ version of the Swift hatchback, at the ongoing Indonesia Auto Show. The Suzuki Swift hybrid, however, has already been on sale in the Japanese market since 2017. In terms of design, the Swift hybrid looks identical to the standard version of the hatchback, apart from some minor changes. These include a new honeycomb mesh grille ... Read More »

Renault Duster CVT is the most affordable AT SUV in India

 Petrol cars and SUVs are getting more popular in India, especially in the compact car segments of under Rs. 15 lakh. The Renault Duster has been around for 6 years in the Indian market and its sales are slowly dipping. Renault has introduced many new well-priced variants of the Duster in the past couple of years to boost sales. One ... Read More »