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Photo: Paul Dewars
Photo: Paul Dewars

A Bolt attempt

Tata’s newest product Bolt offers, against its expected price, definitely ‘more car per car’ »
President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann poses with a car during the inauguration of the company's showroom in Bengaluru.

Lamborghini bets big on Indian market

CEO of Lamborghini talks about India as an emerging market and the road ahead for the company. »

Middle schooler no more

The new Mercedes C Class sacrifices some of the dynamics of the outgoing model for a longer wheelbase and premium materials »
Keep the throttle pinned open and the TNT will head to its 11000rpm redline without making a fuss and feel fairly refined even as it knocks on the limiter.
December 10, 2014

Italian dynamite

This is the Benelli TNT899. Although unveiled back in 2004, this machine’s unmistakable Italian flair is prominent even today. The carbon fibre mud guard and belly scoop, and the Italian colours a... »
CHENNAI, December 5, 2014

General Motors offers discounts on cars up to Rs 85,500

The Indian subsidiary of American car major General Motors Friday announced discounts ranging from Rs.55,000 to Rs.85,500 on its all models barring the Captiva sports utility vehicle (SUV). <... »
The ride is much flatter and more settled, and there’s less pitching and bobbing
December 4, 2014

Mahindra Scorpio: Level up and live on

The Mahindra Scorpio has been around for more than a decade, and has had its fair share of updates over the years. This new model is seriously improved, and we find out exactly what is new and what... »
All trims on the updated Swift get a minor bump in equipment.
November 27, 2014

New Maruti Swift: upgrades under the hood

In the light of ever-increasing competition, Maruti has given its big-seller Swift a mid-life update. Now, although this ‘facelift’ doesn’t seem like much, there are a few minor but important chan... »
The Ghost Ryderz team
November 26, 2014

Wizards of the wheelie

Seven years ago, a group of motorcycling enthusiasts, tired of routine rides, decided to try out something new, and attempted a few wheelies and stoppies in abandoned parking lots and plots in Thir... »
File photo.
MUMBAI, November 20, 2014

Volkswagen India starts exports of Polo to Mexico

Volkswagen India has started exporting the new Polo 1.6 Highline to Mexico, a year after entering the Mexican market with shipments of its India-made Vento. The export versions of Vento... »
The new Mini Cooper
November 19, 2014

Stretched and spectacular

The Mini has grown, quite literally! It’s more than four metres long, weighs around 1.4 tonnes, and is more than 1.7 metres wide. It can accommodate four people well, and also has a fair-sized boot... »
Andy Green. Photo: M. Moorthy
Chennai, November 16, 2014

On the trail of the Bloodhound

He may well be the last action hero. In a time when records fall no sooner than they are set, Royal Air Force fighter pilot Wg Cdr Andy Green, OBE, is still the current holder of the world land spe... »
File photo shows Honda CBR 250 R.
Valencia (Spain), November 9, 2014

Honda to shore up sales of high performance bikes in India

Japanese auto major Honda is looking to rev up sales of high performance bikes in the Indian market with plans to assemble them in India and sell at an affordable price. The company’s two-w... »
Motorcycle enthusiast and collector Prabhu Vijayakumar with his bikes
Photo: S.Mahinsha
Thiruvananthapuram, November 7, 2014

Living life at full throttle

To some, they are just motorcycles; two-wheelers of the loud, obnoxious variety, which, frankly, all look the same. Try telling that to the many motorcycle enthusiasts in the city and they will, p... »

The big, bad alter ego

Maruti launches new Alto K10

X marks the destination

Audi recalls 382 units of SUV Q7 in India

Honda recalls over 2,300 cars to replace airbag inflator

Amping it up

Italian superbike brand Benelli will be launched in Bengaluru in early February.
Bengaluru, December 8, 2014

Benelli to vroom on Bengaluru roads

After the entry of Italian sports car Lamborghini, the city roads will soon hear the vroom of Italian super bike brand Benelli. DSK MotoWheels, the partner of Hyosung in India, is planning to laun... »
The Kawasaki Z250 is styled to guarantee a second look, and its top quality feels more than an added bonus here. Photo: Paul Dewars
December 4, 2014

Kawasaki Z250 is here

We won’t be surprised if you mistook this bike for the Z800. It isn’t. This sharp, well proportioned motorcycle is the quarter-litre naked from Kawasaki, the Z250. It has a prominent twi... »
The BN302 looks like a sporty, smartly styled street naked twin with potential enough to spice up the Indian sportsbike scene.
November 27, 2014

Benelli BN302: the people’s powerhouse

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Benelli has collaborated with Pune-based DSK Motowheels to bring its range of premium, sporty bikes to India. DSK-Benelli has announced a wide portfolio of bikes, r... »
MUMBAI, November 26, 2014

Huge opportunity for Indian auto component suppliers

The Indian automobile component industry is going through a huge trend shift and backed by skilled manpower and technological competence, it has the opportunity to become the next automobile ancil... »
Sneha Sharma
November 21, 2014

India’s speed queens

For Formula 4 racer Sneha Sharma, the squealing tyres, burnt rubber and breakneck speed give her the ultimate thrill. So much so, that even after strong opposition from her family, she decided to... »
File photo: The Volkswagen Jetta is unveiled in New York's Times Square on June 15, 2010.
DETROIT, November 19, 2014

Volkswagen recalls 442,000 cars to fix suspension problem

Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren’t fixed properly after a crash. The recall covers 2011 through 20... »
BMW Group India President Philipp von Sahr with the MINI model in in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photo: Shashi Ashiwal
MUMBAI, November 19, 2014

BMW launches new Mini Cooper models

German car maker BMW launched its new Mini 3-door and 5-door models in India. The launch marks the first time that the new Mini is represented with a 5-door model in the small car segment. <... »
Jomy and Joffy Joseph with some of their restored vehicles
Kochi, November 13, 2014

On the wheels of the Vampire

Looking at the shiny motorcycles parked in the yard of Jomy Joseph’s house in Kathrikkadavu, it’s hard to distinguish between the warring feelings of nostalgia and appreciation. A twin cylinder Jaw... »
Mumbai, November 8, 2014

Rolls-Royce launches Ghost Series II at Rs 4.50 cr

British ultra-luxury car maker Rolls-Royce on Friday rolled out its latest offering Ghost Series II in the domestic market, priced at Rs 4.50 crore and pitched for lower taxes to spur growth in th... »
Mijo, a 7-year old Pitbull, waits in the sidecar of his owner's motorcycle in Los Angeles. August 26 is National Dog Day in the U.S.
November 5, 2014

Love rides on the extra wheel

Ever seen side players steal the show? Imagine Yeh Dosti from Sholay without the sidecar. The song had to set the tempo for the film. It had to introduce the film’s central theme: al... »

Automatic for the people

Audi recalls 6,758 units of A4 sedan in India

Indigenous ingenuity

Maruti launches new Swift

Nissan to recall 9,000 units of Micra, Sunny