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Volvo Cars plans assembly plant near Bengaluru this year, XC90 to be first 'made in India' model

India, May 22 -- Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo Cars Global on Thursday announced setting up an assembly plant near Bengaluru in India this year.

The plant will roll out a 'made in India' XC90 luxury SUV first, followed by other models based on Volvo's SPA modular vehicle architecture.

"In establishing its assembly operations, Volvo Cars is working together with Volvo Group India - the truck, bus, construction equipment and Penta engines manufac... Read More


Want to buy a Tesla? Here's why your electric-car dream may not be realised soon

India, May 22 -- Your dream of owning a Tesla electric car this summer, as Elon Musk had tweeted in February, may not come true.

On Monday, one Avinash Singh tweeted to Musk: "Are there any chances for Tesla to release in India in 2017 or 2018? Waiting for that."

Musk replied in a tweet, saying, "Maybe I'm misinformed, but I was told that 30% of parts must be locally sourced and the supply doesn't yet exist in India to support that."

Musk has ... Read More


Volvo Cars plans assembly plant near Bengaluru this year, XC90 to be first 'Make in India' model

New Delhi, May 18 -- Swedish luxury carmaker Volvo Cars Global on Thursday announced setting up an assembly plant near Bengaluru in India this year.

The plant will roll out a 'made in India' XC90 luxury SUV first, followed by other models based on Volvo's SPA modular vehicle architecture.

"In establishing its assembly operations, Volvo Cars is working together with Volvo Group India - the truck, bus, construction equipment and Penta engines man... Read More


New Maruti Suzuki Dzire launched: Why the compact sedan matters to auto industry

India, May 17 --

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Maruti Suzuki Dzire launched: Is the new compact sedan better than Hyundai Xcent and Tata Tigor?

India, May 17 -- Maruti Suzuki has finally announced the prices of its new Dzire -- petrol range between Rs 5.45 - 8.41 lakh and diesel range between Rs 6.45 - 9.41 lakh, heating up the competition in the compact sedan segment, where Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo Aspire, Honda Amaze and Tata Tigor "Styleback" are the popular contenders.

All these cars are very differently styled -- some minimalistic, some classy and some ornamented with loads of chro... Read More


New Maruti Suzuki Dzire launch today: Why the compact sedan matters

India, May 16 --

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New Maruti Suzuki DZire launched in India at Rs 5.45 lakh: Five things to know

India, May 16 -- Maruti Suzuki launched a brand new avatar of its compact sedan Dzire on Tuesday at a starting price of Rs 5.45lakh for Petrol andRs 6.45 lakh for Diesel (ex-showroom Delhi).

The 2017 Dzire, completely redesigned on a new HEARTECT?platform, comes packed with most contemporary features to meet expectations of family sedan buyers.

Here's how the new Dzire is different from the older version, which the company will continue to sell... Read More


BMW India drives in two petrol variants of 3 Series amid anti-diesel sentiment

India, May 15 -- BMW India launched two petrol variants of its entry-level luxury sedan, the 3 series, as escalating anti-diesel sentiment in the market continues to drive buyers away from the "more polluting" fuel towards petrol.

The 3 series is now available in a 330i Sport Line starting at Rs 42.40 lakh and a 330i M Sport edition at Rs 44.90 lakh. Besides, the luxury sedan is available in four diesel variants:

320d Prestige - Rs 37.50 lakh

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Electric cars, buses and metros could help India save $30 billion in 2030: Niti Aayog report

India, May 12 -- India save up to Rs 3.9 lakh crore ($60 billion) in 2030 if the country switches to greener mobility solutions such as public transport, electric vehicles and car-pooling, according to a report by government think tank NITI Aayog.

"India's current mobility system reflects many of the underlying properties of the emerging mobility paradigm. India could leapfrog the conventional mobility model and achieve a shared, electric and co... Read More


Shared electric mobility could help India save $30 billion in 2030: NITI Aayog report

India, May 12 -- Opting for a shared electric mobility will not only save you from pollution, but will also help India save up to Rs 3.9 lakh crore ($60 billion) in 2030, according to a report by government think-tank NITI Aayog.

"India's current mobility system reflects many of the underlying properties of the emerging mobility paradigm. India could leapfrog the conventional mobility model and achieve a shared, electric and connected mobility f... Read More