Porsche unveiled the 911 Targa at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January this year. Surprisingly, a facelifted version of the car was sighted testing, hinting that the manufacturer is already working on a refreshed version which might be launched next year.
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It seems that luxury car manufacturers have slowly started to feel the pinch of the Indian government’s high taxation. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Lamborghini’s third showroom in the country, Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO, Automobili Lamborghini said that for a small car manufacturer (in terms of volumes, of course) sustaining in a market like India becomes very difficult due to the government’s exorbitant tax structure.
After tasting success with the models like the City, Amaze and the Mobilio, Honda Cars India is expanding its dealerships aggressively. It plans to setup dealerships in 230 cities by March 2015, up from the current 150
The newly-appointed president of Tata Motors passenger cars, Mayank Pareek, is not a happy man. He has shown concern over the delay of deliveries of their sedan, the Zest, which was launched in August this year.
California-based Tesla Motors, earlier during the year, announced that they will be opening up their electric car technology to the world by sharing their patents. BMW followed suit by opening up its patents related to battery cell technology that it co-developed with Samsung SDI. Now, the two companies (Tesla and BMW) are in talks to see whether they can collaborate in battery technology, or charging stations.
Indian newspapers have often been dotted with headlines regarding scuffles, attacks and even deaths in matters related to parking. Yes, my good people, blood has been shed when one encroaches on the other’s parking space. However, this will fail to be the case if it is up to our government. As per the provisions of the new Road Transport & Safety Bill 2014, which is due for a parliamentary debate and approval, it will be mandatory to have a parking lot before a person buys a car. There goes the plan for a new car.
BMW aficionados have always wanted a supercar from their favourite carmaker. The German carmaker has now hinted at a possibility of this happening very soon, in short, they might be developing a junior supercar.
While Honda has a Type R and Nissan has Nismo, Hyundai is planning its own range of R-Spec/N-Spec products. While there are the R-Spec models like the Veloster and the Genesis Coupe/Sedan, Hyundai is planning to introduce this nomenclature for its more regular models. The first of the products to receive this treatment might be the i20.
Automobili Lamborghini has opened a new dealership in South India with Lamborghini Bengaluru. This is the manufacturer's third facility in the country that will cater to the company's services.
Suzuki has unveiled the Alivio sedan at the 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show. It was unveiled in concept form around the same time the Ciaz was unveiled as a concept car and appears to have followed a similar path of development.