The iconic rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda was glorified in the recent times in the Hollywood movie ‘Rush’ last year. Well, don’t be mistaken MRF isn’t producing another movie on this subject. The Hunt vs Lauda last names will be seen again on the competition charts but this time sons of James Hunt and Niki Lauda – Freddie Hunt and Mathias Lauda will compete as team mates under the M&N Racing banner in the centrally run series for Formula 3-style Dallara-Renault chassis.
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The 2014 Honda Jazz has been launched in the Malaysian market for RM 73,000 (Rs. 13.7 lakh). Bookings of the Honda Jazz had commenced in the country earlier this month and deliveries are expected to begin immediately. The Jazz will be available in three variants – S, E and V, powered by the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine.
Volkswagen will review costs at all levels to make sure its car production operations remains profitable. This move, says CEO Martin Winkertorn, is with the aim of funding its global expansion plans.
BMW India has teased the M4 coupe on its official Facebook page. The performance coupe was unveiled last year at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show in January under the Bavarian automaker’s new nomenclature and has replaced the M3 coupe.
India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki has tied up with Muthoot Vehicle and Asset Finance (MVFL) to provide 100 per cent finance to customers buying Maruti cars. Tarun Garg, vice-president, sales, Maruti Suzuki and Geroge Alexander Muthoot, managing director, Muthoot Group signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) recently.
German carmaker Volkswagen has announced that it will invest Rs 1,500 crore (USD 250 million) in India for vehicle upgrades and for hiking the production capacity. The announcement came during the launch of the new VW Polo that gets a model year upgrade and a new diesel engine.
A Tata Nano with an openable boot lid and an AMT has been spotted on test probably outside of Pune where the Indian automaker has its main facility. The openable boot lid was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo but this is the first time that we are seeing the AMT in the car.
Michelin has commenced the ‘Drivers Wanted 2014’ campaign in search of four enthusiasts who will get an all-expense paid trip to Malaysia for the tyre manufacturer’s 2014 Pilot Sport Experience program. Currently in its ninth edition, the Pilot Sport Experience will give the four lucky winners a chance to drive some of the fastest racing cars at the Sepang International Circuit, in Malaysia.
According to fresh rumours doing rounds in the British media, Porsche has put the Pajun project on the back burner. Expected to make its debut in 2017, the Pajun might now be launched as late as 2019.
We all know how safety is considered to be the top most priority for our family especially when we go for long drives, maybe a drive to your family home thousands of kilometres away. But still, we manage to buy cars which don’t meet the basic safety requirements. Blame it on the manufacturers, who, on the pretext of cost saving, don’t include safety features in some of their cars. But this is about to be changed.