XC 40 is the smallest SUV on offer from Volvo but has a big heart to take on its rivals from Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Here is the First Drive Review of the new Volvo XC 40 T4 R-Design.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of French car manufacturer Renault at a dealership in Bordeaux, France. (REUTERS)
Altroz premium hatchback by Tata Motors on display during the launch in Mumbai. (PTI)
An all-woman bikers' team of CRPF 'Daredevils' motorcycle stunt team during the rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh) (PTI)
An all-woman bikers' team of CRPF 'Daredevils' motorcycle stunt team during the rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh) (PTI)

Royal Enfield Bullet to make Republic Day parade debut with CRPF bikers

A 65-member women CRPF bikers contingent will display acrobatic skills on 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycles on India's 71st Republic Day celebrations.

ZS EV from MG Motor.
Kia Carnival
Image used for representational purpose only. (Photo courtesy: www.mini.co.uk)
Hyundai Motors India MD & CEO SS Kim (R), Executive Director Sales and Marketing DH Park (C) and Director -Sale and Marketing Tarun Garg (L) pose for photographs with the newly launched sedan Hyundai Aura, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI)
Hyundai Motors India MD & CEO SS Kim (R), Executive Director Sales and Marketing DH Park (C) and Director -Sale and Marketing Tarun Garg (L) pose for photographs with the newly launched sedan Hyundai Aura, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI)

Hyundai Motor bets on diesel-run vehicles to close in on Maruti

  • Hyundai has invested significantly in small diesel engines and is expected to price its offerings aggressively to hold on to customers inclined towards diesel vehicles.

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motor is pictured at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Hyundai Motor is pictured at the second media day for the Shanghai auto show in Shanghai, China April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Powered by SUVs, Hyundai turns in best quarter in almost three years

  • Hyundai expects SUVs to account for about 43% of its sales in 2020, helped by the launch of a new premium Genesis brand SUV in the second half, in addition to the GV80 launched last week.

Photo of Icona Nucleus concept electric vehicle. (Photo courtesy: Icona Design)
New Delhi: MD & CEO, Hundai Motors India, S S Kim, poses for photographs with the newly launched sedan Hyundai Aura, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 21,2020.(PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI1_21_2020_000044B) (PTI)
New Delhi: MD & CEO, Hundai Motors India, S S Kim, poses for photographs with the newly launched sedan Hyundai Aura, in New Delhi, Tuesday, Jan. 21,2020.(PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan) (PTI1_21_2020_000044B) (PTI)

New product launches to help sustain sales momentum next fiscal: Hyundai

  • Hyundai Motor India on Tuesday launched a new compact sedan Aura, priced between 5.79 lakh and 9.22 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), as it looks to consolidate its position in the segment which is currently dominated by the likes of Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze.

The Cruise Origin autonomous vehicle, a Honda and General Motors self-driving car partnership, is seen during its unveiling in San Francisco, California, U.S. January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
The Cruise Origin autonomous vehicle, a Honda and General Motors self-driving car partnership, is seen during its unveiling in San Francisco, California, U.S. January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

GM shows off its self-driving Cruise Origin shuttle with no room for a driver

  • The vehicle was developed with Honda Motor, which took a minority stake in Cruise in 2018 in an effort to catch up with rivals in developing a technology with enormous costs and risk and no market-ready products.

FILE PHOTO: A Hyundai Motor's electric car IONIQ is charged at a electric charging station
Retail sales growth has been sliding since August last year amid tightening credit, dismal customer sentiment and a lack of clarity in the transition towards BS-VI emission norms.pradeep gaur/mint (MINT_PRINT)
Retail sales growth has been sliding since August last year amid tightening credit, dismal customer sentiment and a lack of clarity in the transition towards BS-VI emission norms.pradeep gaur/mint (MINT_PRINT)

Govt, auto industry prepared to roll out BS 6 fuel, complaint vehicles

  • The deadline for BS 6 fuel and complaint vehicles was first brought forward from 2028 to 2023, then to October 1, 2020. Now, it is April 1.

Hyundai Aura is the first offering from the company in India in 2020.
Photo courtesy: Maruti
Ford EcoSport. (Photo courtesy: Ford India)
File photo of Celerio, courtesy Maruti Suzuki
Royal Enfield has launched the BS 6 version of Himalayan bikes. (Photo courtesy: Royal Enfield)
Royal Enfield has launched the BS 6 version of Himalayan bikes. (Photo courtesy: Royal Enfield)

Royal Enfield launches BS 6 version of Himalayan, starting price is 1.87 lakh

  • The new Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with Switchable ABS and Hazard switch among other new features
  • Three new colour options added to the portfolio with Gravel Grey, Lake Blue, and Rock Red
  • Bookings have started across all stores in India from Monday.

Screen grab from video posted on Twitter by @HasiciPraha
Photo of Kia Carnival MPV (Photo courtesy: Kia Motors)
m Hyundai Aura. (Photo courtesy: Hyundai)
MG ZS EV
Ather 450X could see several upgrades over the 450 (in pic) that is currently sold by the company.
Hero Electric Flash
Delivery vehicles leaving an Amazon logistics centre.
File photo used for representational purpose. (REUTERS)
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Maruti Suzuki Eeco.
18 vehicles and 3 motorcycles owned by Paul Walker went for auction 7 years after his tragic death in an accident
Photo of Toyota RAV4 SUV (Photo courtesy: toyota.com)
Photo of Toyota RAV4 SUV (Photo courtesy: toyota.com)

Toyota pumps $700 million more into American SUV expansion

  • The investment in Princeton boosts the plant’s annual capacity by almost 10% to 420,000 vehicles and focuses production on the conventional mid-size Highlander and a gas-electric hybrid version.

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FILE PHOTO: Great Wall Motors CEO Wei Jianjun waves next to Wey S at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
FILE PHOTO: Great Wall Motors CEO Wei Jianjun waves next to Wey S at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

China's Great Wall Motor agrees to buy General Motors' India plant

  • The company sees India as a chance to combat slowing sales at home.
  • Great Wall Motor had said it would make an announcement next month about its plans for India.

An empty electric vehicle charge point space sits in a parking lot in the market square in Gruenheide, Germany, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Elon Musk is taking his fight for the future of transport into the heartland of the combustion engine, where the established players long laughed off Tesla as an upstart on feeble financial footing that couldn't compete with their rich engineering heritage. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
An empty electric vehicle charge point space sits in a parking lot in the market square in Gruenheide, Germany, on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Elon Musk is taking his fight for the future of transport into the heartland of the combustion engine, where the established players long laughed off Tesla as an upstart on feeble financial footing that couldn't compete with their rich engineering heritage. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

Inside Tesla’s attack on Germany’s auto establishment

Carmaking giants once dismissed Tesla as a feeble upstart. Now Elon Musk is building a massive factory in their backyard.

MG Motor has confidently walked into the electric mobility space in India after the success of its first and only product here - the Hector. With the ZS EV, the company is dreaming big and working hard to turn it into a reality.
MG Motor has confidently walked into the electric mobility space in India after the success of its first and only product here - the Hector. With the ZS EV, the company is dreaming big and working hard to turn it into a reality.

MG ZS EV gets a launch date, prepares to lock horns with Hyundai Kona

  • The ZS EV from MG Motor is powered by a 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery which promises a range of 340 kilometers on a single charge and it can be powered from zero to 80% in 50 minutes using a DC charger.

Photo courtesy: Hyundai Motor India
Several states are not happy with the high penalty on offences under the stricter Motor Vehicles Act. (PTI photo)
Jaguar's shape-shifting seats could make back pain after long journeys a thing of the past.
Photo of Bentley's iconic Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner (Photo Courtesy: Bentley)
Photo of the new Skoda Kamiq Scoutline (Photo courtesy: Skoda)
File photo used for representational purpose. (REUTERS)
File photo used for representational purpose. (REUTERS)

Hyundai rolls out online sales platform

  • Hyundai says its 'Click to Buy' is a first-of-its kind online sales platform with simple and transparent process for purchase.

Eric Allison (L), Head of Uber Elevate, and Jaiwon Shin, Head of Urban Air Mobility at Hyundai, talk about the S-A1 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at CES 2020. (AFP)
Eric Allison (L), Head of Uber Elevate, and Jaiwon Shin, Head of Urban Air Mobility at Hyundai, talk about the S-A1 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at CES 2020. (AFP)

Flying taxis are real but not quite ready for take-off yet

Autonomous tech is still maturing and on-board detection systems to avoid obstacles are still far off.

Photo: MG Motor.
The fifth-generation Honda City was launched in Thailand in November of 2019.
File photo for representational purpose,
File photo used for representational purpose. (REUTERS)
The Fiat Chrysler (FCA) Vision Airflow concept car used for representational purpose. (AFP)
Virat Kohli at the launch of Audi Q8 in Mumbai.
Hyundai's plans of an MPV in China could well be carried forward to India.
Volvo XC 40 T4 R-Design (Photo: HT Auto/Sabyasachi Dasgupta)
Bajaj Chetak Electric.
Screen grab from a video posted on Youtube by Fernando C
Photo courtesy: Global NCAP.
Activa 6G.
Joby Aviation's four-passenger aircraft takes off and lands vertically like a helicopter, then smoothly transitions to forward flight.
Hyundai Motor Genesis GV80 SUV is seen during its unveiling ceremony in Goyang, South Korea, January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran
Hyundai Motor Genesis GV80 SUV is seen during its unveiling ceremony in Goyang, South Korea, January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran

Hyundai takes on Porsche, Lexus with new Genesis SUV

  • Genesis' lineup currently comprises just three sedans, which analysts said limits its appeal, particularly with the increased demand for SUVs among younger drivers in recent years.