Category Archives: Autocar

Volkswagen Virtual Racing Championship launched in India

The Volkswagen Virtual Racing Championship has been launched in India, and is Volkswagen Motorsport India’s foray into the world of sim racing, since motorsport is still on pause in India. As sim racing started gaining popularity during the lockdown, the company had partnered up with the Indian e-Racing Championship, but this will be its first...Read More

Mahindra seeks investors for Mahindra Electric, Automobili Pininfarina

Mahindra & Mahindra, which has placed strong bets on electric mobility, is scouting for partners for its electric vehicle (EV) businesses in India and overseas. Highlights In talks with multiple parties for investment in Mahindra Electric. Seeking strategic investors for high-end EV brand Automobili Pininfarina. Mahindra Electric’s range to expand with the upcoming eXUV300. M&M’s...Read More

Maruti Suzuki S-cross petrol price, variants explained

The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol is now on sale with prices starting at Rs 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The last Maruti vehicle to make the transition from BS4 to BS6, the crossover is available in four trim levels and two engine-gearbox options to choose from. Priced from Rs 8.39 lakh to Rs 12.39 lakh (ex-showroom,...Read More

Review: 2020 Toyota Innova Crysta 2.4D AT review, test drive

The Toyota Innova Crysta has been around since 2016 and is the undisputed king of the MPV segment, a position cemented by the original Innova back in 2005. The Crysta then upped the ante, offering a 2.7-litre petrol and two diesels, a 2.4-litre and a 2.8-litre, the latter getting an automatic gearbox. But the huge...Read More

Upcoming Harley-Davidson 350’s Chinese sibling revealed

In the beginning of 2019, Harley-Davidson and Zhejiang Qianjiang (Owners of the Benelli brand) joined hands to develop small capacity motorcycles for Asian markets, including China, Thailand, Indonesia and  Vietnam. Now, a few months down the line, we’ve got a glimpse of the fruit of that partnership in the form of the Qianjiang QJ350 (also...Read More

TVS hikes prices of 5 models in August 2020

TVS has hiked prices for multiple models in its line-up by around Rs 1,000. These models include the Apache RTR 160, RTR 180, RTR 160 4V, RTR 200 4V and the Ntorq. Following is the list that compares the new prices to those before the hike: ModelOld Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)New Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)Apache RTR 160Rs...Read More

Ford CEO Jim Hackett to retire in end-September

Ford CEO Jim Hackett has revealed that he will be retiring in end-September. Hackett took over the role of Ford’s CEO in May 2017 and has overseen a substantial reorganisation of its global business model. He will be succeeded by current chief operating officer Jim Farley. Farley to take over as CEO, following a 13-year...Read More

Verstappen wins F1’s 70th Anniversary GP; ends Mercedes’ victory streak

Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen became the first non-Mercedes driver to score a race win this year after using a combination of good strategy and masterful tyre management to win the 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone. Verstappen crossed the line 11.326 secs ahead of Hamilton Valtteri Bottas, who started from pole, was 3rd. Verstappen triumphs...Read More

2019/20 Formula E: Gunther fends off Frijns to win Round 8 in Berlin

BMW’s Max Gunther bounced back from a difficult double-header in Berlin (where he scored no points), to take a hard-fought win at Round 8. The 22-year-old beat out Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns by just 0.128 sec to take victory on home soil. ·         Gunther climbs from 9th to 2nd in the championship ·         Da Costa’s...Read More

Cars that have breached the 250mph mark

250 kilometres per hour is fast. 250 miles per hour (or 402.336kph), however, is considerably faster, and though this isn’t the unit with which we measure speed here in India, until about a decade and a half ago, that number was the holy grail super-sportscar manufacturers set their sights on. The iconic McLaren F1 managed...Read More

2021 Honda CBR600RR to be revealed on August 21

Honda has just confirmed that its middleweight supersport, the CBR600RR, is set to make a return. The company has released a teaser video and a few images before the complete reveal on August 21. What is quite clear is that the bodywork borrows styling elements from the larger Honda CBR1000RR-R. For model year 2021, the...Read More

Review: 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX review, test ride

Every now and then, a deal comes about that seems a little hard to believe. Like when Kawasaki announced that the 2017 Ninja 1000 would be brought down as an SKD and priced just under Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom). For a fully faired 1,000cc four-cylinder motorcycle, it was a super-tempting price, and the big sports...Read More

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