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.
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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.
The final piece in the MFA puzzle has been revealed by Mercedes-Benz online. Yes, we are talking about the CLA-Class estate, which, after many months of spy shots (from the UAE) has been revealed in standard and AMG- spec form.
Suzuki has showcased the SX4 S-Cross at the ongoing Guangzhou Motor Show in China. This iteration of the SX4 S-Cross is the refreshed version that was already sold in China.
BMW India has launched the 2015 M5 at Rs 1.35 crore (ex-showroom India). While we wait for the launch of the M3 and M4 that will happen in a couple of days, the company has started the power onslaught with the M5 sedan. The car will be brought through the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route and will be available across dealerships in India.