Audi Q8 review: Audi Q8 review: Does new flagship stir emotions?

NEW DELHI: Do you know who was the first proud owner of Q8? … Virat Kohli. That reflects the kind of affluent clientele Audi’s flagship is going to serve. The new Q replaces the largely successful Q7 to take the top post in the portfolio. The Q8 is humongously large, standing just under 5 metres. The 8, however, is smaller than the 7 from all quarters. The design is a paradigm shift as well. The front houses an all-new hexagonal grille with a rightful mix of chrome, no exaggeration. Now,…

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Mahindra Contactless payment: Mahindra announces contactless payment solution

NEW DELHI:Mahindra & Mahindra on Tuesday introduced a new set of contactless payment convenience. The company has extended these offerings for accessories, extended warranty and workshop related payments for its entire range of vehicles. In the current scenario, where the customers are encouraged to resort to cashless payment modes and avoid unnecessary travel, such touchless solutions add to customer convenience, M&M informed. These unique features (other than plastic money) will enable customers to make payment through various payment options, at their leisure. The company is in the process of installing…

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Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell: Hyundai ships hydrogen fuel cell system to Europe

SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Company on Tuesday began shipping its proprietary fuel cell system to Europe for use by non-automotive companies including a Swiss hydrogen solution firm, GRZ Technologies Ltd. Hyundai Motor became an automobile manufacturer to export both fuel cell systems and fuel cell electric vehicles. The export of its fuel cell system demonstrates Hyundai’s high technology and production capacity in support of eco-friendly energy businesses and advances its strategy to become a Smart Mobility Solution Provider with fuel cell technology playing a pivotal role, the Korean carmaker informed. The…

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Kia Motors: Kia Motors reveals 7 sketches of electric vehicles, plans to expand to 11 products by 2025

SEOUL: Kia Motors Corporation has shared a glimpse of its global electric vehicle (EV) business strategy on Tuesday, revealing an early multiple sketches of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). The Korean carmakers revealed seven dedicated BEVs in the sketch, which the company is planning to launch by 2027. “Kia has sold more than 100,000 BEVs worldwide since the introduction of our first mass-produced BEV in 2011, the Kia Ray EV, ” said Kia President and CEO Ho Sung Song. “Since then, we have started to introduce a range of new BEVs…

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nissan z proto: Nissan Z Proto inherits performance genes with Twin-Turbo 3.0L V-6 powerplant

Nissan on Tuesday unveiled the Z Proto, a lightly disguised concept-car preview, which will pave the way for next-generation Nissan Z. The production model is likely to be named 400Z after launch planned in 2021. The Z series has been Nissan performance bet for decades now. In 1970, Nissan introduced the brand pioneer in the form of the 240Z. Twenty years later, the 300ZX saw the light of the day, showcasing Japanese engineering prowess. The all-new Z Proto is the lines of the upcoming Z35-generation 400Z. The new car has…

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor: Toyota snubs reports, says investing Rs 2,000 crore in electrification

NEW DELHI: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that the news that Toyota Company will stop investing in India is incorrect. “The news that Toyota Company will stop investing in India is incorrect.@vikramkirloskar has clarified that Toyota will invest more than Rs 2000 crore in next 12 months,” Javadekar, who also holds charge of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises apart from Environment, said in a tweet. The news that Toyota Company will stop investing in India is incorrect. @vikramkirloskar has clarified that Toyota……

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toyota: Toyota says it won’t expand further in India, blames ‘we don’t want you’ taxes

Toyota Motor Corp. won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime, a blow for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s trying to lure global companies to offset the deep economic malaise brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The government keeps taxes on cars and motorbikes so high that companies find it hard to build scale, said Shekar Viswanathan, vice-chairman of Toyota’s local unit, Toyota Kirloskar Motor. The high levies also put owning a car out of reach of many consumers, meaning factories are idled and jobs aren’t…

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toyota urban cruiser: Toyota to unveil Urban Cruiser SUV on September 23

NEW DELHI: Toyota Kirloskar Motor is planning to unveil its upcoming sub-compact SUV Urban Cruiser on September 23, the company announced on Tuesday. The Toyota Urban Cruiser is the rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and will share the 1.5-litre K-Series engine with a mild hybrid. The Urban Cruiser will be Toyota’s first shot at the B-segment SUV, where it would compete against the likes of Hyundai Venue, Kia Somet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. The expected price is around Ra 7 lakh –…

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Hyundai Tucson: Hyundai unveils 4th generation Tucson, N Line variant in pipeline

SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Company on Tuesday launched the fourth generation Tucson in both short and long wheelbases to meet the diverse needs of customers worldwide. Tucson, a popular product for Hyundai, has racked up global sales of more than 7 million units since its original launch in 2004. Hyundai expects the new model to attract even more customers with its cutting-edge design, roominess, class-leading digital capabilities, dynamic ride and handling and excellent fuel efficiency. “We are thrilled to introduce the all-new Tucson, the latest model in Hyundai’s SUV transformation,” said…

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Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz India hikes prices by 2% to offset impact of currency volatility

NEW DELHI: Mercedes-Benz India on Monday announced an upward revision of the price of its select model range effective first week of October 2020. The price correction would be up to the range of a 2%, varying across the select model range. The weakening of the Indian currency compared to the euro since the past six to seven months, combined with an increase in input costs have been exerting significant pressure on the overall operations, India’s largest luxury carmakers said. With the average exchange rate of rupee for euro going…

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Mahindra Thar review: Mahindra Thar first drive review: Easier to live with 2nd generation

NEW DELHI: With the flavour of the season being SUVs, every carmaker intends to grab a pie with jacked up hatchbacks, crossovers, and MPVs. Inheriting the do-it-all genes, Thar, along with a few others, lives up to the reputation of SUVs. It took Mahindra 10 years to evolve the Thar into an urban off-road king with modern conveniences. The hype around the new-get Thar is unmatched. We get some limited time with it ahead of the launch. The first good thing about the new Thar is the trims. The lower…

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