Toyota has launched Corolla Cross SUV in Thailand.
Photo courtesy: Honda
The DBX is Aston Martin's first SUV in its 107-year-old history.
Benelli Imperiale 400 BS 6
An electric vehicle parking space sits vacant near the Volkswagen AG (VW) headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The outlook is darkening for everyone from market leader�Volkswagen AG�to�Tesla Inc.�and smaller local contenders that were already battling an unprecedented slump before the coronavirus outbreak. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
An electric vehicle parking space sits vacant near the Volkswagen AG (VW) headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The outlook is darkening for everyone from market leader�Volkswagen AG�to�Tesla Inc.�and smaller local contenders that were already battling an unprecedented slump before the coronavirus outbreak. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

Noida all set to get EV charging units in bid to promote clean mobility

  • EESL will make an upfront investment on services pertaining to the agreement along with the operation and maintenance of public charging infrastructure by qualified manpower.
  • NOIDA authority will be responsible for the provision of space for the charging infrastructure.

The facelift Bentley Bentayga SUV
Bridgestone's custom developed Turanza tyre with Enliten Technology promises to help reduce battery power usage in Volkswagen ID.3.
Lamborghini's Sian Roadster claims to be fast and capable, and outlines the car makers vision for a future of hybrid performance.
Lamborghini's Sian Roadster claims to be fast and capable, and outlines the car makers vision for a future of hybrid performance.

Sian Roadster hybrid sports car is Lamborghini's most powerful speed demon yet

  • Roofless version of Lamborghini Sian Roadster combined thermal and electric power for superior performance capabilities.
  • Lamborghini Sian Roadster sports an extremely striking design but retains its performance genes - it can touch 100 kmph in just 2.9 seconds.

The fourth-generation Kia Sorento with hybrid powertrain was launched in March this year.
Tesla electric vehicles for test driving are parked in Hanam, South Korea. (REUTERS)
Suzuki Intruder.
The Cupra Formentor became the official car for the Spanish football club FC Barcelona.
File photo of Elon Musk. (AFP)
FILE PHOTO: Electric cars charge on a street in London, Britain. (REUTERS)
Double decker flexi-deck rakes can accommodate more than 300 cars at a time and can prove to be a quick and safe option to move vehicles from factories to different parts of the country.
Double decker flexi-deck rakes can accommodate more than 300 cars at a time and can prove to be a quick and safe option to move vehicles from factories to different parts of the country.

1.78 lakh units in 2019: Why Maruti is betting big on railways to transport cars

  • The first dispatch by double decker flexi-deck rakes from Maruti Suzuki took place in March of 2014 and since then, it has saved more than 100,000 truck trips across highways of the country, saving an estimated 100 million litres of fuel.

FILE PHOTO: Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China. (REUTERS)
A man wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease outbreak walks by Tesla Model 3 sedans and Tesla Model X sport utility vehicle at a new Tesla showroom in Shanghai, China. (REUTERS)
A man wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease outbreak walks by Tesla Model 3 sedans and Tesla Model X sport utility vehicle at a new Tesla showroom in Shanghai, China. (REUTERS)

China’s EV bubble closer to bursting as Tesla gains ground

  • Tesla managing to set up production in China is likely to trigger the demise of many local rivals.
  • Out of about 100 Chinese startups developing electric cars, a diminishing group of just 11 succeeded in raising funds last year.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 BS 6 in MotoGP Edition.
CityHawk is a six-seater vehicle, with a uniquely compact footprint and no external wings or rotors.
The Concept Fire Truck has been named - Revolutionary Technology.
The Concept Fire Truck has been named - Revolutionary Technology.

Volvo electric fire truck concept can be game-changer for fire service industry

  • The concept fire truck is currently undergoing intensive testing and will soon begin real-world customer testing with fire departments in Berlin, Amsterdam and Dubai.
  • Volvo says the truck can accelerate rapidly, has agility for swift turns and can respond to various emergency situations effectively.

A Suzuki Jimny on display at the Auto Expo 2020
File photo used for representational purpose.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that no BS 4 vehicles will be registered if sold after March 31, 2020. (PTI)
Hector Plus is a more spacious version of Hector from MG which also boasts of several upgrades on the outside as well as in the cabin.
The new Elantra N Line brings performance-inspired N brand elements to seventh-generation sedan for the first time.
The new Hyundai i10 N Line hatchback is the brand's fourth N Line model.
File photo of Vespa SXL 149 BS 6 scooter.
MG Hector Plus at the company's plant in Halol (Gujarat).
BMW has said that the new iX3 will be powered by a 74 kWh battery and will have a range of more than 440 km. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@BMWi)
Live Stream Showroom offers customers a live video session with Kia dealers for a digital experience tailored to meet their individual needs.
Wraith Kryptos Collection from Rolls Royce.
Of dreams, love and a Tesla: A couple looks at a Tesla dealership in Hanam, South Korea. (REUTERS)
Audi is looking at launching 20 automobiles with all-electric drive by 2025. The Q4 Sportback e-tron concept provides an early glimpse into the strong steps in that direction.
Audi is looking at launching 20 automobiles with all-electric drive by 2025. The Q4 Sportback e-tron concept provides an early glimpse into the strong steps in that direction.

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept showcased as future comes a step closer

  • Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept promises a striking design language blended with a capable drive and feature-loaded cabin.
  • The Q4 Sportback e-tron will hit production lines as early as 2021.

File photo used for representational purpose. (PTI)
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept promises a striking design language blended with a capable drive and feature-loaded cabin.
The Grenadier 4X4 SUV unveiled by Ineos Automotive
The Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron concept are bold statements of intent from Audi in a world fast moving towards electric mobility.
The Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron concept are bold statements of intent from Audi in a world fast moving towards electric mobility.

Audi’s new CEO sees crisis giving struggling carmaker an opening

  • Markus Duesmann is confident Audi can become more nimble and that the Covid-19 crisis provides an opportunity for the company to emerge more nimble.

File photo used for representational purpose. (REUTERS)
File photo used for representational purpose. (REUTERS)

DHL to lay off 2,200 UK workers based at Jaguar Land Rover

  • About two in five of the DHL employees at JLR’s UK factories face dismissal, the union Unite has said.
  • The layoffs at DHL, owned by Deutsche Post AG, follow JLR’s announcement last month that as many as 1,100 contract jobs would be cut across the carmaker’s plants.

Health workers carry placards as they protest against economic hardship and poor working conditions during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Harare, Zimbabwe. (REUTERS)
Almost five months after their launches, Jaguar Land Rover has begun deliveries of the new BS 6 Range Rover Evoque and Discovery Sport in India.
File photo - Byton's M-Byte electric SUV was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year (Photo courtesy: byton.com)
At the heart of the challenge of self-driving cars is that it is hard to replicate human understanding of sight and sound. (Representational photo) (REUTERS)
At the heart of the challenge of self-driving cars is that it is hard to replicate human understanding of sight and sound. (Representational photo) (REUTERS)

Why the cars of our self-driving future will be electric

  • Skeptics believe self-driving technology will have a serious impact on an electric car’s range and degrade batteries.
  • On the other hand, optimists think improvements in technology will likely mitigate much of that trade-off.

2020 Honda X-Blade BS 6
The Maserati Ghibli facelift will be the brand's first electrified car. Image: Motor Authority
2020 Honda X-Blade BS 6
The mystery car from Lamborghini will have hexagonal taillights and tailpipes. (Photo courtesy: lamborghini.com
Small cars like Alto and Santro could sell in larger numbers vis-a-vis sedans and SUVs.
Volkswagen's Emden plant in Germany
Photo of a petrol pump in New Delhi, (File photo) (PTI)
File photo of Tesla Model S used for representational purpose.
Renault has launched new variants of the Master ZE fully electric transport vans.
Mumbai auto drivers have also been keeping sanitisers for passengers. (File photo used for representational purpose)
Mercedes-Benz has given a glimpse of what the new S-Class will be like.
Toyota has said as a precautionary measure, it has carried out the required process of disinfecting the workplace. (Bloomberg)
Lexus has taken the covers off the new LS luxury sedan. It is likely to be launched in Japan by the end of this year.
Audi India will launch the new RS 7 Sportback model in India on July 16.
FILE PHOTO: Employees work on a production line inside a Dongfeng Honda factory after lockdown measures in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Employees work on a production line inside a Dongfeng Honda factory after lockdown measures in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. (REUTERS)

Why 'pack up, ship out' is not a feasible option for car makers in current times

  • Even when lured with incentives or threatened with economic consequences, cost of moving production may cloud over any possible plans of shift for car makers.
  • With Covid-19-related developments posing financial challenges, auto makers are more likely to stay put than ship out.

In the current scenario, operators will not be able to pay premiums, leading to large number of defaults. (Representational photo)
In the current scenario, operators will not be able to pay premiums, leading to large number of defaults. (Representational photo)

BOCI writes to IRDAI for extension of vehicle insurance validity

  • BOCI operators run 17 lakh buses and account for 30 crore passenger trips. Its members also operate 1.1 million cars which are used for intercity travel.

Bentley Flying Spur will now be offered in three new colour schemes.
Nissan in Japan's No. 2 automaker but recent times have seen the company struggling. (File photo) (REUTERS)
Nissan in Japan's No. 2 automaker but recent times have seen the company struggling. (File photo) (REUTERS)

Lifeline: Nissan secures $7.8 billion from creditors since April

  • Nissan, in a filing, says it had raised a total of 832.6 billion yen ($7.8 billion), including 712.6 billion yen announced in late May to respond to coronavirus.
  • Nissan faces several challenges which include a tarnished image, falling global sales and a deteriorating cash position.