Category Archives: Autocar

Tata Motors suffers 68 percent drop in passenger vehicle sales in March 2020

Passenger vehicle sales figures for the month of March 2020 are out, and they don’t make for pretty reading. And that’s the case across the board – right from Maruti Suzuki to Hyundai and Mahindra, carmakers have suffered a big hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant 21-day nationwide lockdown. Now, Tata Motors...Read More

Mercedes-Benz India to create temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients

Despite the 21-day nationwide lockdown in place currently, COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in India at an alarming pace. In a bid to combat the coronavirus pandemic, carmakers are contributing to relief efforts, and Mercedes-Benz has now announced it will set up a temporary hospital to house COVID-19 patients. In association with local...Read More

Kia Seltos sales cross 80,000 mark in India

March 2020 has been a difficult month for the Indian automotive industry and the situation was no different for Kia. The Korean carmaker sold 8,583 units in the month, which is significantly down on preceding month February 2020’s dispatch number of 15,644 units. In its sales announcement, Kia Motors India said it had stopped its...Read More

Bajaj warranty, services extended due to COVID-19 lockdown

Following Yamaha and TVS, Bajaj Auto has become the third motorcycle manufacturer to extend free services and warranty periods for all its products. The decision has been made in light of the 21-day countrywide lockdown as customers may struggle to get their vehicles serviced on time or avail warranty benefits which may expire during the...Read More

Mahindra domestic passenger vehicle sales down 88 percent in March 2020

Mahindra and Mahindra has just reported domestic passenger vehicle sales of 3,384 units in March 2020. The low number represents an 88 percent decline when compared to March 2019 sales. Like all other players in the Indian automotive market, Mahindra too has been deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Commenting on the...Read More

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R track-only version revealed

Kawasaki recently revealed a track-only version of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R, a motorcycle that has been getting enthusiasts around the world excited even in standard form. This race-ready supersport uses a massive amount of carbon-fibre fairing and other upgraded components to make it even more track-focused, and rightly so, because it is going to be...Read More

Suzuki patents new 250cc engine

Suzuki is developing the Euro 5-compliant version of its existing 250cc parallel-twin engine, and leaked images of new motor have surfaced online. Suzuki has also applied for a patent for its new 250cc engine and as the images suggest they’ve put their best brains to use in order to ensure that the engine conforms to...Read More

Hyundai India registers 40.69 percent domestic sales drop in March 2020

Hyundai Motor India Limited, India’s second largest carmaker, has released its sales numbers for March 2020 and FY2020. And the data isn’t good. The carmaker sold 26,300 cars and SUVs in the month, reflecting a massive 40.69 percent drop to March 2019’s figure of 44,350 units. In the preceding eleven months of FY20, Hyundai sold...Read More

7-seat Hyundai Creta to get unique rear styling

It is no secret that Hyundai is readying a 7-seat version of the new-gen Creta midsize SUV that was recently launched in India. A first spy shot that surfaced recently confirmed that the model will get minor styling tweaks, along with some structural changes; and today we bring you a new spy picture that shows...Read More

Honda pulls the plug on BR-V in India

The BR-V was introduced in India in May 2016 and sought to carve a niche for itself with its crossover-like styling cues and seating for seven. However, buyers found the BR-V too similar to its platform-mate, the Mobilio, and that MPV connect didn’t do the Honda BR-V any favours in an SUV-crazy India. Also, as practical...Read More

Maruti Suzuki domestic sales down 47.4 percent in March 2020

With the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the subsequent suspension of operations and a nationwide lockdown, Maruti Suzuki sales took a heavy hit in the month of March. The carmaker saw overall domestic passenger vehicle sales decline by 47.4 percent in comparison to March 2019. Negative sales growth around and in excess of 50...Read More

Honda opts against touchscreen AC controls for future cars

At a time when in-car touchscreens are becoming larger and incorporating even more features, Honda is looking to buck the trend, returning to analogue controls for certain functions, and will most likely follow suit on the India-spec fifth-gen City as well. The carmaker has decided to reintroduce heating and air conditioning controls via a dial rather than touchscreen,...Read More

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