Category Archives: Sideblog

Here are two more teasers of the 2013 Skoda Octavia

Why are we showing you teasers of the 2013 Octavia when spyshots of the undisguised car are available? - We don't get to see the design features of the car up-close through the spyshots.

BMW Enthusiastic about 2018 Winter Olympics in Munich

BMW has announced that it would support the bid by Munich to bring the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to their home city. The manufacturer promised to offer three to five million Euros for the first application phase which will run between 2009 and 2011.

International Engine of the Year Award

Volkswagen’s 1.4 liter TSI Twincharger has been honoured with the greatest recognition. The 1.4 liter Twincharger used across VW’s range in models such as the Golf, Scirocco and Eos has won the International Engine of the Year Award.

BMW beats Mercedes Benz and Audi with respect to sales

BMW becomes the number one luxury car maker in India after overtaking rivals Mercedes Benz and Audi. In April-May 2009, BMW India sold 466 cars as compared to Mercedes’ 371 units and Audi’s 233 units.

Skoda’s Vrchlabi plant celebrates 100th anniversary

Skoda’s Vrchlabi plant (located in Czech Republic) celebrated its 100th anniversary, this weekend. The Vrchlabi plant manufactures the Skoda Octavia sedan, ships it to India in the form of Completely Knocked Down units, which is then assembled

GM India’s upcoming cars

GM India has lined up a slew of upgraded and new roll-outs, which includes sedan Chevrolet Cruze (Rs 12-14 lakh), premium hatchback based on the Beat concept and facelift versions of existing models like Spark and Tavera.

Honda CR-V to get a facelift

Honda CR-V sold in Thailand will get a new (less uglier) face from November 2009. This new version (codenamed 2WL) will spread to global markets soon later.

Bajaj to launch a low-cost 125cc motorcycle

Bajaj Auto’s Rajiv Bajaj said that a new 125cc bike costing between Rs 20,000 and Rs 24,000, will be available soon. Production of this 125 cc motorcycle has started in an assembly plant in China. Sources say, Hero Honda is also working on a similar

Maruti Suzuki to facelift Zen Estilo

With the Versa platform-based O2 MPV, Maruti plans to release a Zen Estilo facelift in October 09. The facelift will include minor cosmetic changes in exteriors and in interiors alongwith a Bharat Stage IV compatible engine.