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TVS Apache RR 310 launched at Rs 2.27 lakhs

TVS Motor Company has introduced an updated version of the TVS Apache RR 310 and equipped it with a Race Tuned slipper clutch. According to TVS, the upgrade was necessary to enhance the riding experience, to provide rapid gear shifting with “low hand fatigue and maintains vehicle stability at high speed during downshifts, especially in corners.” The new variant of the Apache RR 310 also gets minor styling upgrades, including a new colour – Phantom Black. The slipper clutch allows rapid downshifts preventing wheel hop and chain slip. The system is also engineered with an assist function through which the […]

Tata Tiago NRG now gets Automated Manual Transmission

Tata has introduced AMT(Automated Manual Transmission) on the Tata Tiago NRG. The crossover-hatchback version of the Tata Tiago, which was launched last year became quite popular in the market. With the rising popularity, Tata has now introduced an automatic AMT version of the car in the market. The AMT version is priced at Rs 6.15 lakhs, which is Rs 45,000 more than the petrol MT variant which is priced at Rs 5.7 lakhs. The diesel engine continues to offer only the manual transmission option. It should be noted that Tata may discontinue the diesel engine from the small vehicles like […]

FCA proposing merger with French carmaker Renault

FCA and Renault announced plans to execute a 50/50 merger that would create world’s 3rd largest Automaker. On its face, the proposed merger looks like a tie-up of Fiat and Renault two companies that have struggled as the auto industry has witnessed surging sales since the financial crisis. French automaker Renault is considering a merger proposed by FCA–the parent company of Fiat, Jeep, Chrysler–that would make the combined company the third largest automaker in the world. Renault still has to agree to it in order for it to happen, and since the government of France is a partial owner of […]

BMW 1-Series revealed, now Front wheel driven

The hatchback gets a complete visual and mechanical overhaul with a new set of powertrain options. The 2020 BMW 1-series has been revealed with a completely revised exterior layout and new tech on offer. Rear wheel drive hatchbacks are a special but dying breed. Known for their dynamic abilities and fun-to-drive traits, these cars were praised for being distinct. The BMW 1 Series was no different with its rear wheel drive layout and famed Bavarian dynamics. But now, the third-gen 1 Series is here and it sends its power to the front wheels. It also gets a complete visual and mechanical […]

Tata Altroz spotted without camouflage before launch

Tata showcased its premium hatchback at the Geneva Auto show. Tata Altroz is the first ever premium hatchback to be presented in the Indian market by the carmaker. The car will be launched soon in the near future, but before the launch we managed to get a glance at it without the camouflage. It was supposedly on its way to shoot a Television Commercial. The all-new Tata Altroz will be launched in the Indian market in July or August. Tata is yet to reveal a specific launch date in the Indian market but highly likely, the launch is expected to […]

2020 Mahindra Thar spotted with Hard Top

The next-gen Mahindra Thar has been spotted a few times already. But the recent images that surfaced on the internet has revealed it with a hard top. Earlier we spotted a Thar with a soft top, and had a glance of the interior. The Hard Top version was caught undergoing test on public roads. This leads us to believe that the range of customisation options available on the current Thar, will also come here. The new 2020 Mahindra Thar is expected to come with a host visual and mechanical changes. The SUV was still heavily camouflaged and is in the early […]

Skoda unveils first all-electric compact car

Skoda has launched a new iV e-mobility sub-brand for its new range of hybrid and electric vehicles. The Czech automaker has also announced two first models: an electric version of the Citigo compact car, as well as a hybrid iteration of the Superb sedan.  Skoda unveiled the Citigo e iV, the car brand’s first all-electric vehicle, at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship quarter-finals in Bratislava, Slovakia. The electric motor promises power output of 61kW (equivalent to 83 horsepower) and the lithium-ion battery offers a maximum range of 265km. Skoda states that the car can be charged to 80% in […]

Audi to swap out TT for all-electric model

Audi’s CFO has indicated that the company is “shedding old baggage,” meaning it will be discontinuing the TT coupe to replace it with a BEV, according to a Bloomberg report. Audi will be discontinuing the TT coupe and possibly the R8 as well in order to make space in the portfolio for new fully-electric models. The battery powertrain push comes as a result of the company’s initiative to launch 20 fully-electric vehicles by 2025, a point when sales of electric cars both hybrid and 100% electric are expected to make up to 40% of automobile deliveries. According to Audi CFO […]

2020 Skoda Superb facelift revealed, India bound

The Skoda Superb has been given a mild facelift with cosmetic tweaks and a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is a first for the Czech carmaker. The 2020 Skoda Superb facelift comes with a sharper and cleaner design. The front fascia of the vehicle gets radical looks that are complemented by the new LED Matrix headlamps that were first seen with Audi cars. The sharp lines running across the bonnet and a sleek bumper ensure that the car is the most eye-catching feature. There is also a new front bumper that increases the length of the car by 8mm, to 4,869mm. While […]

Toyota Corolla Altis soon to leave Indian Market

Corolla Altis will not get a BS-VI emission upgrade so the car will likely be discontinued. Badge-engineered Maruti version will be cancelled as well. The popularity of the SUVs has increased in recent times which has caused a decline in the D-segment Sedan. Seeing the market trends as well as BS-VI Norms kicking in from 1st April 2020, Japanese car manufacturer Toyota is likely to shelve plans of introducing the new BS-VI Corolla Altis in India. Maruti Suzuki will reconsider is likely to reconsider its decision to introduce a rebadged version of the sedan.  However, now with the customers migrating to SUVs […]

Robinhood users have been scooping up Tesla’s plunging stock

Robinhood users have been adding Tesla to their holdins despite an extremely difficult time for the electric-car maker, according to data from the Robinhood trading app. The number of accounts holding Tesla shares on the app increased even as analysts and shareholders have been questioning demand prospects for the company’s electric vehicles. Watch Tesla trade live. The Robinhood trading app, an app popular among younger investors, reported an increase in the numnber of users holding Tesla shares despite the stock’s plunging price. Accounts holding Tesla increased by 4% over the past week to 156,00 from 150,000. This comes as shares have tanked almost 20% in […]

Hyundai will retain its diesel engine after BS 6 norms

Hyundai will upgrade diesel engines to meet BS 6 demands; unlike Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai won’t let go off diesel Hyundai has announced that it won’t discontinue diesel engines from any of its existing diesel cars after the implementation of the BS6 Norms, like Maruti Suzuki, Ford and Honda have done. That means all current diesel-powered Hyundai cars will get BS6 diesel engines after 1 April 2020. While, the country’s largest carmaker by volume, Maruti Suzuki, says that it won’t offer diesel engines after BS6 Norms implementation, unless there’s enough consumer demand. But upgrading from current engines to the new BS6 […]