In 1959, Volvo gave away the most important invention in its history. The previous year, the company’s CEO had lost a close relative in a car accident, so he hired Nils Bohlin to be the first chief safety engineer at the Swedish carmaker. Bohlin had spent his career developing ejector seats in fighter
Car rental company Nextmove has walked away from a 5 million euros ($5.55 million) order for 85 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles following a dispute over how to fix quality issues, the German company said on Friday. Nextmove said it had ordered 100 electric vehicles in 2018 but raised objections over
Tumbling sales in auto sector have led to massive job cuts in the industry. Automakers like Mahindra and Mahindra have claimed that they have done enough 'belt tightening' and now it is time for the government to provide some relief to the sector
BMW's new chief executive urged employees to embrace change and to find innovative ways to help the Bavarian carmaker overtake rival Mercedes at a time when demand for luxury cars is waning. Oliver Zipse addressed staff in an internal email a day after his predecessor Harald Krueger stepped down
For EVs to gain popularity in India, the government will have to provide proper infrastructure. At the same time, the automobile companies will have to keep in mind that their electric vehicles are not overly priced.
It is quite an audacious move, for quite an audacious car.The Bentley Corniche convertible of 1939 was due to go into production that October, except that two things went wrong. First, as you might guess from the year, the timing wasn’t great. Second, the prototype was crashed during testing in France
The customer care adviser on the end of the line, somewhere in Gloucestershire, couldn’t have been nicer. At the third failed attempt of using an Ecotricity very fast (“CCS”) charger to put some watts back into the battery-powered, and excellent, Jaguar iPace, I set aside my male pride and rang the number.The
Kia Seltos will be offered in three engine options -- 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre VGT diesel. Apart from a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, there will be automatic transmission options like 7-speed DCT, IVT and 6-speed AT.
A 1971 Morris Marina 1.3 Deluxe which has been owned by the same couple since they purchased it in 1973 has been donated to the British Motor Museum at Gaydon.
On Independence Day, we list out some of our automobile icons that changed the face of the industry. Do you agree with our choice of cars? Do tell us in the comments section below.
On Tuesday, the Commons transport committee said the Government should consider making hands-free calls a criminal offence. MPs drew on research showing that the “cognitive distraction” from hands-free calling makes it four times more likely a driver could crash - the same as with a hand-held call.
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was extending warranties on clutch and related hardware in 560,000 Focus and Fiesta cars in the United States and Canada after reports of problems with their six-speed transmission. The company said it would reimburse any repair charges to customers of 2014 through
The unravelling of India’s famed automobile industry should send shockwaves across policy makers as the sector accounts for almost half the manufacturing GDP of India.
Kia Seltos price in India will range between Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). It will rival against Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and MG Hector.
Auto slump: Auto industry body FADA this month said around 2 lakh jobs have been cut across automobile dealerships in India in the last three months
Industry players say the worst is still to come and that the of consumer demand and the liquidity crisis could get prolonged as automakers compulsorily transition to new technologies, rendering their products more expensive.
The domestic automobile industry on Tuesday sought revival measures from the government, even as data showed that overall sectoral off-take in July plunged 18.71 per cent, recording the highest monthly sales de-growth in the last 19 years.
Renault Triber production has already commenced at the company's manufacturing facility in Chennai. Expectations are that Renault Triber will be priced in India between Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 7.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
New Delhi [India], Aug 13 (ANI): Domestic passenger vehicle sales fell 30.9 per cent in July, marking a ninth straight decline in monthly sales amid prospects of 10 lakh job losses in the automobile and allied sectors. The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said on Tuesday that total
This is the fourth straight month of the Financial Year 2019-20 when the overall domestic sales have fallen. A drop of 12.34 per cent was registered in June 2019, 8.62 per cent in May and 15.93 per cent in April.
New Delhi [India], Aug 13 (ANI): Domestic passenger vehicle sales fell 30.9 per cent in July, marking a ninth straight decline in monthly sales amid a deepening crisis in the automobile sector that has triggered massive job losses, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said on Tuesday
While it may largely look the same as its predecessor, this is indeed the new generation Wrangler and it has been finally launched in India. The Wrangler is an iconic product that needs no introduction, but what we will do here instead is give you the full low-down on this new SUV.
India's domestic passenger vehicle sales in July dived at the steepest pace in nearly two decades, an auto industry body said on Tuesday, as a financing crunch deepened a crisis in the country's autos sector and triggered large-scale job losses. Sales of passenger vehicles to car dealers plunged