Tata Motors Car Prices Hiked

Tata Motors said on Friday it would increase prices on some of its passenger and utility vehicles due to mounting input costs. The increase in prices will be effective April 1, the company said in a statement. “Despite continuous cost control initiatives, the company is being forced to take these increases on account of (a) steep rise in …

Audi R8 Spyder launch in India on 25th March

Audi India will launch the R8 Spyder on the 25th of March, 2011. The convertible version of the R8 will be priced in excess of Rs. 1.5 crore and will feature the same V10 motor which powers the R8 V10 Coupe. With a displacement of 5,204 cc, the R8 Spyder will produce 525ho of power at 8000Rpm and 530Nm at …

Hyundai Accent gets one more facelift before new model

The tea-reader Siddharth Shankar of IAB clicked this pics of 2011 Hyundai Accent. There’s nothing to talk about except for the i10 inspired radiator grille and chrome strip running across the doors on the Hyundai Accent facelift. Though much of the car is left untouched, the facelift feels like a tacky after-market job. The Accent’s sale, despite being offered with …

2011 HM Ambassador Grand BS4

Hindustan Motors Limited has quietly slipped in a BS4 version of the facelifted 2011 Ambassador Grand Sedan. The 2011 Ambassador is not really new in anyway and has absolute no structural or mechanical changes to it. The stately grand daddy of Indian cars now gets a bunch of new features both in the interiors as well as the mechanicals, …

No Bigger RTR’s for this year

The country’s third largest two-wheeler manufacturer, speaking to BusinessStandard said something that Apache RTR fans wouldn’t like to hear. First of all, Mr Goindi (TVS Motor Limited’s President-Marketing) says this, ‘We are working on two products. It would take us another eight to nine months to launch these motorcycles commercially in the market’. Goindi hasn’t revealed any details about …

Indian Traffic Fines and Punishment

Over 100,000 people are killed in accidents on Indian roads every year and experts say that better signages and lighting, curbing drunken driving and hiking fines for traffic offences could help reduce the exceptionally high toll. On February 20, 2010, The Hindu reported rising number of traffic offences and violations in Erode, Tamil Nadu. This is the scenario in …

Tata Nano Now @ Big Bazaar

Kishore Biyani’s discounted retail format Big Bazaar, which started the concept of ‘Sabse Sasta Din’ a few years ago, is now selling the sabse sasta car-the Tata Nano. Big Bazzar is a huge Indian retail chain run by the Future Group in India. More than 150 million people shop at Big Bazzar in India every year and the …

Government of Indian clears CKD duty confusion

The confusion about duty on automobiles imported as completely knocked down (CKD) units which rose after the 2011 Union Budget has been cleared thanks to a clarification by the government. According to the budget announcement all cars and two-wheelers which were assembled in India using imported engines and transmission were to attract 60% customs duty which is equal …

Honda CBR250R Price Revealed!

Honda CBR250R launch is around the corner and the company will price the bike for Rs 1.63-lakh for the non-ABS model and Rs 1.92-lakh for the ABS variant (All prices on-road, Mumbai). The dealer also informed us that the down payment for the CBR250R is 50% and a buyer has to cough up Rs. 75,000/- plus the registration and insurance …

Volvo to open 5 new outlets in India by year end

Buoyed by the response from the Indian luxury car market and in order to strengthen its network. Not to wait too much and loose, Volvo has decided to increase its presence in India by opening 5 new dealerships across India. This will increase the total number of dealerships to 12 which is currently only 7 in India. These …