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       AUTOMOBILE  
         Volvo Cars plans to assemble two more models in India this year    
 
 
STOCKHOLM: Swedish automaker Volvo Cars plans to locally assemble two more models -- XC 60 and V 90 Cross Country -- in India to strengthen business in the country.

 
         Toyota plans to hike vehicle prices next month    
 
 
BENGALURU: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is planning to increase vehicle prices from next month in order to partially offset rise in input costs.

 
         China to lift foreign ownership limits on automakers    
 
 
BEIJING: China announced a timeline for lifting ownership limits on foreign automakers Tuesday, meeting a longtime demand of the United States and Europe that President Xi Jinping pledged to fulfil last week.

 
         VW's new CEO asserts authority as sets out on road to reform    
 
 
WOLFSBURG: Volkswagen's new Chief Executive Herbert Diess embarked on the most far-reaching shake-up in the carmaker's history on Friday, seeking to unite a company whose feuding factions have often slowed reform.

 
         Paris Motor Show 2018 to be trendsetter in showcasing futuristic technologies in automobile space    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Year 2018 is all set to reveal the biggest trends for the automobile sector as the Paris Motor Show prepares to open in October!

 
         Mahindra Electric, Zoomcar partner to offer self-drive EVs on rent    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Mahindra Electric, part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group and Zoomcar, a shared mobility platform, announced the extension of their service of offering electric vehicles (EVs) as shared mobility solution to individuals in New Delhi.

 
         Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023, when the life cycle of Ford's Fiesta model is due to end, the head of the carmaker's German business told a paper, adding he would welcome state subsidies to support the shift.

 
         HMSI recalls 56,194 units of Aviator, Activa 125, Grazia    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is recalling 56,194 units of its three scooter models - Aviator, Activa 125 and Grazia - to rectify the problem of excessive hardness in a bolt mounted in the front fork.

 
         Tesla recalls early model S vehicles over power steering bolts    
 
 
NEW DELHI:Tesla Inc said on Thursday it was voluntarily recalling Model S sedans built before April 2016 in order to replace bolts in the power steering component.

 
         Jaguar Land Rover to test self-driving valet parking on Britain's streets    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) was showcasing self-driving valet technology on Britain's streets on Thursday which allows a car to find a space and park itself. The firm's Range Rover Sport will also travel on open public roads at up to 48 kmph, as carmakers compete with each other and burgeoning technology companies like Google to deliver the latest advancements to drivers.

 
         Maruti Suzuki Devils Circuit becomes India's leading disruptive sporting property    
 
 
NOIDA: Volano Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., India's leading participative sports firm hosted the Grand Finale of the 'Maruti Suzuki Devils Circuit' in Noida which saw a huge participation of over 8000 runners making it a truly magnificent experience for all.

 
         Chandrababu Naidu to launch Hero Motors plant project Friday    
 
 
AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday will launch a Hero Motors plant project in Chittoor district, giving a major boost to employment in AP.

 
         BlackBerry, JLR ink pact for next-generation vehicles    
 
New Delhi: Canadian firm BlackBerry and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today announced a multi-year agreement to collaborate and develop technology for the automotive manufacturer's next-generation vehicles. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its QNX and Certicom technology to JLR, as well as assign a team of engineers to support in the development of new Electronic Control Unit (ECU) modules, a statement said.

 
         Tata Motors delivers 25 hybrid electric buses to MMRDA    
 
 
Mumbai: Tata Motors today handed over 25 hybrid electric buses to the city's planning authority MMRDA. Developed indigenously, these Tata-Starbus hybrid electric buses come with full low-floor configuration, offer global design standards, can run on dual power (diesel and electric) and use lithium ion batteries, the firm said today.

 
         American cycling brand Trek Bicycle launches in India    
 
 
NEW DELHI: World's leading bicycle manufacturer, Trek Bicycle, on Thursday announced its foray into the Indian market. Trek unveiled a collection of road, mountain, and hybrid bicycles in Mehrauli.

 
         Hero MotoSports team to take part in Desert Storm    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Following its best-ever performance at the toughest rally in the world -- Dakar Rally -- this year, Hero MotoSports team is taking part in its first domestic race of this season -- the Desert Storm 2018.

 
         Mobycy unveils new range of smart electric bicycles    
 
 
NEW DELHI: India's first dockless bike sharing app, Mobycy, on Wednesday unveiled its new range of smart electric bicycles - e-Bycy.

 
         Production of vehicles up by 14.41% till Feb'18    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Production of vehicles saw a growth of 14.41 per cent in April-February 2018, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) said on Monday.

 
         New Rolls-Royce Phantom arrives in North India    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Tuesday launched New Model Phantom in North India, with the sole authorised dealer, Select Cars Pvt. Ltd. based in New Delhi.

 
         California allows autonomous car testing without backup drivers    
 
 
CALIFORNIA: Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology.

 
         Tips to keep in mind before buying car insurance    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Buying a car not only costs a mammoth amount of money, but the entire experience also has an emotional value attached to it.

 
         Andhra to develop as automobile hub: CM Naidu    
 
 
ANANTAPUR: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday announced that Andhra Pradesh will be soon developed as an automobile hub.

 
         Royal Enfield strengthens its dealership network in Maharashtra, inaugurates new dealership in Mumbai    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Royal Enfield announced the opening of its new store in Worli, one of the busiest business hub in Mumbai. Situated on Annie Besant Road, the store is centrally located and easily accessible. With the launch of this new store, Royal Enfield now has a total of 24 stores in Mumbai and 91 in Maharashtra.

 
         Name of new high-bodied vehicle to be Rolls-Royce Cullinan    
 
 
GOODWOOD: Three years ago in the pages of The Financial Times, Rolls-Royce announced to the world that it would create an all-new, high-bodied car that would redefine luxury travel by making it Effortless, Everywhere. Since that day the world has waited, anticipating the arrival of this mould-breaking new Rolls-Royce.

 
         Vintage car rally grab eyeballs in national capital    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The 52nd edition of The Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally was organized in the national capital on Sunday with a large turnout of Delhi-NCR's antique car aficionados and curious onlookers.

 
         Electric vehicles to witness high growth annually till 2020: Study    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Electric vehicle (EV) market has the potential to grow significantly in the coming years as sales are expected to witness high double-digit growth rates annually in India till 2020, noted a recent study.

 
         Maruti Suzuki organises flash mob to promote seat belt usage at Auto Expo    
 
 
GREATER NOIDA: The inauguration of the 14th edition of the Auto Expo-2018 this year saw Maruti Suzuki kick starting a unique 'Pehni Kya?' campaign to generate the need for always wearing a seat belt to ensure both passenger and road safety.

 
         Kia Motors unveils 2019 portfolio at Auto Expo'18    
 
 
New Delhi: South Korean auto giant Kia Motors unveiled its latest SP Concept, alongside a showcase of 16 global models, thus marking its official entry into the Indian auto segment.

 
         Honda Grazia breaches 50 K unit sales mark in less than three months    
 
 
CHANDIGARH: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced that its 125cc scooter Grazia has surpassed the 50,000 unit sales landmark in a record two-and-a-half months of its launch.

 
         Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 2017: The year of Bespoke    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke department is an extraordinary collective of designers, engineers and craftspeople, who bring the marque's discerning and influential patrons' most ambitious and personal visions to reality.

 
 
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