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Rainy days: Slowdown to further decelerate automobile production

With the ongoing sales slowdown showing little signs of abating, India’s automobile industry might further decelerate production, leading to eventual job losses.Apart from the slowdown, a weak Monsoon, inventory pile-up and stock management of BS-IV vehicles vis-a-vis BS-VI will hamper any production growth. The automobile sector has been impacted the hardest among major manufacturing sectors

Top 5 Important Car News Of The Week

MG Hector Prices: The MG Hector has a lot riding on its shoulders as it has the job of introducing a new brand to Indian buyers. It’s necessary that the British brand prices its first SUV, the Hector, competitively to help it stand toe to toe with some of the stalwarts like the Tata Harrier and

Skoda To Launch Karoq Midsize SUV In Mid-2020

Karoq is based on the MQB platform, used by many cars in the VW Group. It looks like a scaled-down version of the Kodiaq. Available with three petrol and three diesel engine options globally. Will get features like Virtual Cockpit and LED headlamps. Expect it to be priced in the Rs 20-25 lakh range. The

Reliance model portfolio outperforms NIFTY 50 by 66 bps in May

Reliance Securities on Tuesday said its Model Portfolio has outperformed the benchmark index Nifty 50 by 66 bps in May 2019 led by superior stock selection and lower allocation to underperforming sectors like Automobiles, which is seeing significant volume pressure.Nifty target for December 2019 is 13,000 and its model portfolio is set to outperform the

Mini Toyota Innova Likely To Launch In 2022

Toyota and Suzuki are co-developing a new C-segment MPV. The upcoming MPV will rival the Mahindra Marazzo. Currently, the Marazzo does not have a direct rival in the country. Mini Toyota Innova:The partnership between Toyota and Suzuki isn’t just about rebadging existing models. The two manufacturers also plan on developing new cars. In March 2019, the two

Toyota, Maruti Likely To Equip Upcoming C-segment MPV With Unique Features

The Toyota Glanza is the first outcome of the tie-up between Toyota and Suzuki. The Glanza looks quite similar to the Baleno and is likely to share its equipment too. The Ciaz and Ertiga are likely to follow the Baleno’s footsteps soon. First Toyota-Maruti model that won’t be just a rebadged model might be the

MG Hector vs Rivals: Which Midsize SUV Claims The Highest Fuel Efficiency?

MG Hector petrol mild-hybrid is the most frugal petrol option. Jeep Compass most efficient petrol-only option. Hyundai Tucson most efficient diesel with both manual and automatic. Hector second most efficient diesel option despite sharing the same engine as Harrier and Compass. Hector to launch in June 2019. The details and specifications of the MG Hector SUV

Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R Crowned The New FWD Nurburgring King

Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R Crowned The New FWD Nurburgring King

The Megane R.S. Trophy-R set a time of 7.40.10. Retains 304PS engine but gets aero improvements. Renault Sport has shaved off 130kg off the hot-hatch. Megane R.S. Trophy-R Set to be launched as a track-only car by the end of 2019. Will be limited to a few hundred units. The Renault Megane R.S. has had a long

Skoda Cars Available With Benefits Of Upto Rs 1.75 Lakh

Skoda Cars Available With Benefits Of Upto Rs 1.75 Lakh

Octavia and Kodiaq available with benefits of upto Rs 1 lakh. MY2018 Superb gets cash benefits of upto Rs 1.75 lakh. MY2018 Rapid gets benefits of upto Rs 1 lakh along with Skoda Maintenance Package at Rs 9,999. Planning to buy a Skoda this month? You are in luck. The carmaker is offering benefits like cash discounts

Top 5 Car News Of The Week

Top 5 Car News Of The Week

MG Hector Unveiled: MG Motor revealed its first SUV for India, the Hector, in its final avatar. We got to see the Hector up close and here are our first impressions of the SUV. Alert Me When Launched Kia SP2i Interior Spied: The Kia SP Concept is taking production shape and we saw it some time back wrapped up

Benelli Slashes Prices Of Its 300cc Bikes

Benelli Slashes Prices Of Its 300cc Bikes

The TNT 300 now priced at Rs 2.99 lakh; 302R now costs Rs 3.1 lakh (ex-showroom). Prices slashed by Rs 51,000 for the TNT 300 and Rs 60,000 for the 302R. Both the TNT 300 and 302R with the revised prices are on sale now. Benelli has significantly reduced the prices of its 300cc models, the TNT

Buy Or Hold: Wait For Toyota Glanza Or Go For Rivals?

Buy Or Hold: Wait For Toyota Glanza Or Go For Rivals?

Toyota is about to launch the first shared product from their tie-up with Suzuki, the Glanza premium hatchback. For all intents and purposes, the Glanza is a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Baleno with pretty identical looks, specs and features. Once launched, the Glanza will also take on the likes of the Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and the

Top 5 Car News Of The Week

Top 5 Car News Of The Week

Hyundai Venue Variant, Powertrain Details Revealed: The Venue will be offered in a total of five variants, with two petrol engines and one diesel. There’s an automatic transmission on offer with one of the petrol engines as well. To find out exactly which powertrain is available with which variant, check out our report here. Alert Me When

Audi A4, Q7 lifestyle edition launched for those who crave for fun

Audi A4, Q7 lifestyle edition launched for those who crave for fun

A4, Q7 Lifestyle Edition launched after A6 Lifestyle Edition. Both get dual-screen rear entertainment system. A4 Lifestyle Edition will look slightly different from standard model with smoked tail lights and rear spoiler. No cosmetic changes on Q7. Audi has introduced Lifestyle Edition models of the A4 and Q7 in India. These models don’t come with any major cosmetic changes or

Fourth-Gen BMW X5 To Launch On May 16

Fourth-Gen BMW X5 To Launch On May 16

The new X5 is bigger than its predecessor. Comes five years after the third-gen SUV went on sale in India in 2014. Expected to be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. Likely to be priced between Rs 75 lakh and Rs 85 lakh. After debuting the new X5 back in June 2018, BMW is now set to

Maruti Suzuki Alto 2019 vs Renault Kwid vs Datsun redi-GO: Spec Comparison

Maruti Suzuki Alto 2019 vs Renault Kwid vs Datsun redi-GO: Spec Comparison

The Maruti Alto 800 is called just the Alto now. And the name is not the only thing that has changed. As part of a mild facelift, Maruti Suzuki has made the Alto’s 800cc engine BSVI compliant. It has also made it safer with the addition of a new set of safety features. So, how does the updated

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Diesel Variants, RS Get Costlier

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Diesel Variants, RS Get Costlier

Diesel-powered Baleno now more expensive by up to Rs 21,000. Baleno diesel now priced between Rs 6.74 lakh to Rs 8.73 lakh (ex-Delhi). Baleno RS gets a price hike of Rs 13,000; now priced Rs 8.89 lakh. While the Baleno petrol now complies with BS 6 norms, the RS and diesel versions only meet BS

Confirmed: Maruti Suzuki To Discontinue All Diesel Cars By April 2020

Confirmed: Maruti Suzuki To Discontinue All Diesel Cars By April 2020

All diesel variants of every car will be phased out from Maruti’s lineup. This includes the 1.3-litre DDiS 190, the 1.3-litre Smart Hybrid and the new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engines. This includes Swift, Dzire, Baleno, Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga. Maruti will consider a new BS 6 diesel engine, 1.5-litre or bigger, based

2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Engine Options Simplified

2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Engine Options Simplified

Baleno RS is the obvious choice for those looking for performance. There’s no better time than now to buy the Baleno diesel if your average running is over 50km per day. Baleno petrol is and will continue to be a sensible pick. Baleno petrol-mild hybrid can possibly be a good compromise between performance and fuel

Renault Duster Will Undergo A Facelift This Year To Brace Up For Competition

Renault Duster Will Undergo A Facelift This Year To Brace Up For Competition

`Apart from cosmetic changes, expect the updated version to be more feature-rich. We hope Renault updates the interior design as well. Expect same powertrains as the existing model. Prices are likely to go up; the current version is priced from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 13.1 lakh (ex-showroom). The Renault Duster is set to receive an update