Tesla’s spokesman Simon Sproule confirmed on the 23rd of July that the company has temporarily paused their only production plant in California for the first time to increase the production capacity and make adjustments for the upcoming Model X (SUV). The pre-production Model X was unveiled by Elon Musk in February 2012. The pre-production prototype of the Model X was shown in February 2012. Company...

With less than 40 cars left to be made before production of the legendary Bugatti Veyron ends, the company has commenced work on its replacement to be launched in late 2015 or early 2016. Speaking to TopGear, Walter de Silva, Head of Volkswagen Group Design said, “We’re working hard at Bugatti, but don’t worry, it’s coming. I cannot predict exactly, but at the end of 2015 or early 2016,...

Posted on Jul 30 2014 - 12:00am IST

Nismo, the tuning subsidiary of Nissan, has released pictures of the sporty and youthful Nissan Note Nismo, to mark the brand’s 30th anniversary. The Note Nismo is the 5th model in its range joining the March Nismo, Juke Nismo, Juke Nismo RS, 370Z Nismo, and GT-R Nismo. The Note Nismo is the fifth member of the Nismo model family. It is to be available in two versions – Nismo and Nismo...

Chinese commercial vehicle major BeiBen Trucks, a unit of NORINCO Group, was born to assemble Mercedes-Benz trucks for the Chinese market. The grown-up truck maker is now looking to enter the Indian truck market, according to a report in Economic Times. BeiBen Trucks was born in 1988 under a JV between China’s NORINCO Group and Mercedes-Benz. Established in 1988, BeiBen is one of the biggest...

A report on Autocar India says that Volvo India has introduced its all-new Drive-E engine in the S60 sedan and XC60 SUV. The D4 variants of these cars, which until now came with a five-cylinder 2.0-liter diesel engine, are offered with a newly developed four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. The 2.0-liter five-cylinder engine is replaced with the new 2.0-liter...

Hyundai Brazil have announced a model year update for the Hyundai HB20 range that is populated by the HB20 hatchback, the HB20S sedan and the HB20X crossover. The 2015 Hyundai HB20X gets a new color and a gloss black grille. The 2015 model year HB20 cars will come in a new ‘Sky Blue’ body color. The HB20X, apart from the color, also gets a gloss black radiator grille as seen in the image. Other...

A report on the Economic Times states that Mahindra has started working on the next generation Xylo MPV and Quanto (chopped sub-4 meter Xylo). Engineering work on these cars is not taking place in Mahindra’s Chennai-based Research Valley, or at Nashik, but in North America. Mahindra’s North American Technical Center (MNATC) has recently hired 50 engineers from companies like Chrysler, GM,...

The Fiat Punto Evo with a extensively reworked front fascia will be launched in the first week of August and here is our visual comparison between the new and the old car. The Punto Evo (left) gets a whole new front fascia. When viewed head-on, there is nothing common between the Grande Punto and the Punto Evo. The teardrop headlamps and low-slung narrow nose have been replaced by larger stretched...