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New 2017 Honda Civic spotted at Tapukara factory: When is it coming to India?

India, June 23 -- Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) offers a mid-size sedan City and also a high-end luxury sedan Accord Hybrid, but the love and eagerness for the new Civic in India has been surprising.

And after spotting this 2017 avatar of the Civic at Honda's Tapukara factory in Rajasthan, we are convinced: The Civic will make a comeback.

"So far we have not heard any negative feedback about the Civic," Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO of HCIL, t... Read More


Tesla's China factory plan a big blow to Make in India and India's electric car dreams

India, June 23 -- "When is Tesla coming to India?"

Elon Musk has replied to such queries from curious Indians (not necessarily potential electric car-buyers) at least on four different occasions, thus reflecting an interest in India's electric car dream.

But on Thursday, the Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker said it is "in exploratory talks with the Shanghai municipal government" to set up production facility in China. This comes after mon... Read More


Nexa way? Honda plans to revamp car sales network to grow market share in India

India, June 22 -- "A premium brand is a combination of product, dealer facility and services. It is difficult to improve otherwise by just products," Yoichiro Ueno, the president and CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said.

After two fairly successful products this year -- the 2017 Honda City and new cross-hatchback Honda WR-V, Honda wants to focus on revamping its dealership network which saw some members leaving last year over slowed sales and... Read More


Tata Motors to merge its subsidiary TML Drivelines unit with itself for synergy, cost-cutting

India, June 20 -- Tata Motors will merge its automotive component-making subsidiary TML Drivelines with itself, according to a filing with the stock markets on Tuesday.

The 'scheme of merger and arrangement' document filed with the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange stated that Tata Motors will merge its wholly-owned subsidiary TML Drivelines Ltd with itself, thereby "dissolution without winding up" of TML Drivelines.

TML?Driveli... Read More


Big discounts on ACs, cars, phones to beat deadline

New Delhi, June 16 -- It is raining discounts as we approach the July 1 rollout date for the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Cars, ACs, TVs, washing machines, shoes, clothes everything has a discount tag these days, as retailers woo customers with a pre-GST sale.

Retailers want to offload their stocks to minimise complex legal formalities related to carrying over and claiming input credit under the new tax regime.

Rules under GST suggest that if ... Read More


Hyundai unveils new compact SUV Kona, to get special Iron Man edition | See pics

India, June 13 -- Hyundai Motor unveiled its fourth sport utility vehicle, the Kona, on Monday, which will go on sale in Korea this month, followed by North America and Europe.

Named after the coastal region on the Big Island of Hawaii, US, Kona joins Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe in Hyundai's global line-up of SUVs.

The subcompact SUV market snowballed by nearly 10 times from 2010 to 2016, Hyundai said, citing data from IHS Automotive. This year,... Read More


Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk unveils sketch of electric crossover smaller than Model X

India, June 12 -- Elon Musk has already moved over the Tesla Model 3 which goes to production in July. At the investor's call meeting last week, Musk teased Tesla's next electric sport utility vehicle - the Model Y.

Though the teaser tells nothing about the Model Y, Musk clarified that the mistakes Tesla made with the Model X will not be repeated.

The Model Y won't be based on the Model S, but on a completely new platform. "Tesla will get rid o... Read More


Elon Musk teases Tesla Model Y, an electric compact crossover smaller than Model X

India, June 12 -- Elon Musk has already moved over the Tesla Model 3 which goes to production in July. At the investor's call meeting last week, Musk teased Tesla's next electric sport utility vehicle - the Model Y.

Though the teaser tells nothing about the Model Y, Musk clarified that the mistakes Tesla made with the Model X will not be repeated.

The Model Y won't be based on the Model S, but on a completely new platform. "Tesla will get rid o... Read More


Shell Lubricants says ready for BS VI engines, eyes smart vehicle technology space

India, June 9 -- While conventional automakers are boasting of concept cars and autonomous vehicles at global auto shows, ancillary industry players are also working in the background towards future of transportation -- emission norms, electric vehicles and digital integration in mobility.

Shell Lubricants, a global leader in making machines smoother, cleaner and noise-free, too sees an opportunity in the anticipated age of electric mobility, as... Read More


New Hyundai Xcent 1.2L diesel review: A compact sedan with a much-needed makeover

India, June 9 -- It's all about packaging these days; not just about what you sell, but how you sell it.

In its latest avatar, the Hyundai Xcent focus is to change perception around it. The badge Xcent is a homophone of Hyundai's first sedan in the country, Accent, which dates back to 1999.

The last edition of Xcent launched in 2014, was a sub-four metre sedan such as Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze and Tata Zest, their affordability and these... Read More