Category Archives: Autocar

2020 Honda X-Blade vs rivals: Entry-level sport bikes compared on paper

Honda recently launched the BS6-compliant X-Blade, with prices starting at Rs 1.06 lakh. The new motorcycle finds itself in a very competitive segment, which includes the new Hero Xtreme 160R, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ V3.0 and the Bajaj Pulsar NS160. We’ve compared their specifications on paper to see which one...Read More

All-new Force Gurkha to launch before Diwali 2020

Force Motors is gearing up to introduce its second-gen Gurkha SUV in the Indian market later this year. The model was first unveiled at Auto Expo 2020 in February. When will 2020 Force Gurkha prices be announced? While the new Gurkha was slated to hit the Indian showrooms in April this year, the ongoing COVID-19...Read More

Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier to step down

·        No reasons given for Maier’s departure from Skoda.  ·        Maier’s departure latest in a string of management changes at VW Group Skoda boss Bernhard Maier will leave the firm at the end of the month, the latest in a string of moves among senior management in the Volkswagen Group. The 60-year-old German has served...Read More

Road travel in the time of COVID-19

Spooked by the thought of travelling by air or train? You aren’t alone. Despite all assurances of frequent sanitisation, the lingering possibility of infection is uncomfortable. Travelling in one’s own car, then, seems to be the safest way to go long distances. But there’s a lot to know before you set out. We’ve broken it...Read More

Ducati Multistrada 950 S gets new GP White colour scheme

Ducati’s motorcycles are almost synonymous with the colour red, but lately, the Italian manufacturer has made them available in more than just its traditional colour. Last week, we saw the Panigale V2 in a White Rosso colour scheme, and now, the Multistrada 950 S has received a new GP White livery.  Taking cues from Ducati’s...Read More

Maserati MC20 to be unveiled on September 9

Maserati will reveal the MC20 in its entirety on September 9, 2020 The ‘Nettuno’ engine will power the MC20 and is a bespoke 3.0-litre, twin-turbo V6 good for 622hp and 730Nm The new engine is touted to make its way to other Maserati models in due course Maserati has released long-awaited technical details of the...Read More

BS6 Honda Civic diesel launched

BS6 Civic diesel is priced from Rs 20.75-22.35 lakh. Civic diesel is on offer in two trim levels – VX and ZX. 1.6 diesel engine continues to be offered solely with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Honda Civic has been launched with a BS6-compliant diesel engine option. The BS6 Civic diesel is available in two...Read More

Suzuki hikes price of its BS6 motorcycle range

Prices have been hiked by around Rs 2,000 The 155cc Gixxer range begins at Rs 1.13 lakh Intruder BS6 will set you back by Rs 1.22 lakh Suzuki India has hiked the prices of its entire BS6 motorcycle range by around Rs 2,000. The list includes the 155cc Gixxer and the 250cc Gixxer SF, as...Read More

Renault Kiger: What to expect

Kiger’s chunky appearance will add weight to its compact SUV label Engine options for the Renault Kiger to include 1.0-litre turbo-petrol. Kiger India launch expected by October 2020. Having made an impact with the innovative, 7-seat Triber last year, Renault is lining up its next big launch for India – the Kiger compact SUV. The...Read More

Maruti Suzuki transports 1.78 lakh cars by rail in 2020

Maruti Suzuki has managed to transport 1.78 lakh via freight trains in FY2020 alone. It claims this has significantly helped reduce carbon footprint and save 100 million litres of diesel. The company currently uses BCACBM cargo rakes with carrying capacity of 265 to 318 units each. India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki has been driving towards...Read More

BS6 Benelli Imperiale 400 launched at Rs 1.99 lakh

BS6 Benelli Imperiale launched, prices start at Rs 1.99 lakh. Bookings open for Rs 6,000, with deliveries starting in the first week of August. Updated engine produces the same power and torque figures as the BS4 model. Benelli has just launched its first BS6-complaint motorcycle in the form of the updated Imperiale 400. With a...Read More

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