Since the demise of the old Octavia, Skoda has kept mum about its successor. There were various rumors circulating in the market about a mysterious car called ‘Felicia’ which is supposed to succeed our Octavia. Unfortunately, this mysterious car was always spoken about. There was no tangible information about it. There were many speculations and […]

Posted on Feb 19 2011 - 8:56am IST

Come Geneva, Nissan will launch a bunch of special edition Micras for the world to see. But the one that we have our eyes on is the Micra DIG S. In short a ‘hotter’ version of our little Micra. The new Micra DIG S will be powered by a petrol engine, which will be supercharged […]

Looking at the growth of commercial vehicles in India, Daimler unveiled an all new brand ‘BharatBenz’ whose operation will only be limited to the commercial vehicles such as buses and trucks. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG & Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars – We would have liked to come […]

Posted on Feb 18 2011 - 12:56pm IST

After successfully launching the Indica Vista, Tata Motors simply ignored the old Indica. The lack of BS4 compliance meant that the sales of Indica plummeted in the metro cities. Tata introduced the turbocharged Indica into the main cities under the name Turbomax. They now have said the DICOR model (rebadged as CR4) is also making […]

Posted on Feb 18 2011 - 1:21am IST

The Honda Civic you see here is a full model change. Externally, it has nothing to do with the outgoing Civic except for the nameplate. If you don’t observe closely, you might mistake it for the existing Civic with a fresh coat of wax. Under the hood, the new Civic uses the same 1.8-liter i-VTEC […]

Posted on Feb 18 2011 - 12:36am IST

We have been keenly following the movements of Tata-Fiat JV for quite a while now. After a lot of hue and cry in the market about how the JV has failed to benefit the Italian partner, Tata Motors have finally put all speculation to rest by confirming that the Tata-Fiat JV will continue to exist […]

After an absence of 50 years, the RR badge returned to India and boy were they surprised to know how popular they are over here. In fact, now they are facing another problem in this market. The demand is outstripping supply by miles and the company is struggling to meet its commitments. Torsten Muller Otvos, […]

Posted on Feb 18 2011 - 12:17am IST

Marketed as the ‘Your First Car’, the Hyundai Santro is one such car that has changed fortunes for Hyundai. With its naive looks and sturdy reliability, the Santro put Hyundai on the Indian Automotive page. No longer was Hyundai viewed as just another foreign manufacturer here to make a quick buck. This car clocked another […]