HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014


BMW pushes again with upgraded X1

Hounded by country mate Audi for the No. 1 position in the domestic luxury car market, BMW launched a facelifted version of its entry level SUV X1 with a price tag of Rs.27.90-32.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). HT reports.

Bikes, babes and beer...

Some 440-odd bikes rumbled down Goa's narrow roads in a tight linear formation, bringing the people out on the streets, egging on the riders to go vroom vroom, and to just watch the spectacle. The business of two wheels is going beyond just selling the vehicle. Hari Warrier reports.

Tata Motors quarterly profit slides on JLR costs

Tata Motors Ltd said quarterly profit fell by more than half as earnings dropped at its Jaguar Land Rover business and a weak economy sapped vehicle sales at home.

BMW recalls nearly 570,000 cars to fix cables

BMW is recalling almost 570,000 cars in the US and Canada because a battery cable connector can fail and cause the engines to stall. The recall affects the popular 3-Series sedans, wagons, convertibles and coupes from the 2007 through 2011 model years.

Honda harks back to its CR-V

Late realisation? Japanese auto major Honda has brought the latest version of its offroader to India a full year after its Europe launch. Sumant Banerji writes.

Honda to stop Jazz production, make way for Amaze

Honda to temporarily halt production of its premium hatchback model Jazz in India as it prepares for the launch of Amaze, its mass-market sedan, in April.

Tata Motors struggling to reverse sales slide

The sand is slipping through the fingers for Tata Motors, which is struggling to arrest its plunging sales graph. Manu P Toms reports.

Honda India to temporarily discontinue making Jazz

Japanese auto major Honda has decided to temporarily discontinue its first small car in India, Jazz, till next year when the next generation version of the car will come into production.

US carmakers are set to hire, yet again

Since recession ended, all three Detroit car companies including Ford Motor Company have achieved one of the unlikeliest comebacks among industries devastated during the financial crisis.

VW’s set to build world’s most fuel-efficient car

German car manufacturers Volkswagen is set to build a futuristic two-seater diesel-electric hybrid that would travel from Sydney to Melbourne that is, about 870 km, on about 12 dollars of fuel.

Tata Motors to support vendors in demand slump

Amid declining sales of its vehicles across all categories, Tata Motors is supporting its component suppliers to deal with the slowdown in the automotive market.

Less hiring, more firing likely for auto sector in 2013

With automobile manufacturers in India being hit hard by dwindling sales, only 51% of them are likely to hire for new jobs in 2013, according to job portal

Tata Motors slashes hatchback, sedan prices

Tata Motors has said it has cut prices of its hatchbacks and sedans by Rs. 29,000 to Rs. 50,000 ($530-$910), in a bid to lure customers to a market that is on course in the current fiscal year to post the first decline in annual sales in a decade.

BMW’s X1 takes on Audi’s Q3

The entry-level compact SUVs are locked in a decisive battle. Sumant Banerji reports.

Shipping, literally: Ford eyes sea route

Concerned with the congestion on the highways and increasing damages to cars while transportation, US car major Ford Motor Corp is mulling shipping its cars from its Chennai factory through the sea route to the western side of the country.
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