November 2015

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Ashok Leyland bags order worth $200 million from Cote D’Ivoire

NEW DELHI: Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok LeylandBSE -4.21 % has bagged order for 3,600 vehicles worth USD 200 million (about Rs 1,335 crore) from Cote D’Ivoire. It has signed a contract with the government of the West African nation, also know as the Ivory Coast, for supply of the vehicles which include trucks and […]

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Plea for ban on Volkswagen vehicles’ sale: NGT notice to Centre

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal today sought response from the central government and the German automobile firm Volkswagen on a plea seeking a ban on manufacture and sale of its vehicles in the country for allegedly flouting emission norms. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notice to the Ministry of […]

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Hyundai reaches out to children for road safety drive

NEW DELHI: Hyundai Motor India today launched an initiative to spread awareness on road and traffic safety in the country in association with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The initiative — Safe Move-Traffic Safety Campaign — will promote the best practices of road and traffic safety habits among school children. “Children are the […]

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Lamborghini Super Trofeo gets bigger in 2016

It’s been a spectacular year for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series. In its sixth year, the championship has gotten bigger than ever with 84 cars on the grid (there were just 9 when the series began in 2009) and over 60 making it to the World Final at Sebring in North America. I have […]

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Better riding: Track etiquette

Rishaad and I have just returned from the latest edition of the TWO Track School that’s run by Indimotard and OVERDRIVE. As usual, a score or more of students left happy, brimming with confidence and likely to be both faster and safer in the real world. The school also offers non-instructed track time that faster […]

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Three per cent price hike for BMW and Mini cars in India, starting January 2016

BMW have announced a price increase of three per cent across their product range in India. The hike has been attributed to BMW’s need for continuing to offer what they call ‘Sheer Driving Pleasure’, which “can only be completed by introducing innovative products, building world-class dealerships, state-of-the-art services that engages passionately with clientele to deliver […]

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2015 F3 Macau Grand Prix: Arjun Maini places tenth overall

Arjun Maini, who is currently driving for Team Threebond by T-Sport, finished tenth at the final race of the 62nd Macau Grand Prix on Sunday, November 22, 2016. The 17-year old Indian had finished ninth in the qualifying race, where he overshot Team Carlin driver Antonio Giovinazzi who suffered a 20-second penalty but managed a […]

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Replacing the original Fiat taxi

Recently, I caught up with a friend who immigrated to America some decades back. He was visiting Mumbai after a while and mentioned he was surprised to see so few Fiat cabs on the roads. He said, “When I landed in Mumbai with my daughter and American wife, who were visiting India for the first […]

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Volkswagen invests Rs 720 crore towards production of new compact sedan in India

Despite being in the eye of a rather smoky storm, Volkswagen will continue with its plans of introducing a new compact sedan for India. Their intention is further confirmed with the company pumping in Rs 720 crore into the production of said vehicle at their Chakan plant in Pune. The production of the compact sedan, […]

The Benefits of the Maintenance-Free VRLA Battery

The uses of larger batteries are on the rise, with the demand for a backup power for several devices increasing. Irrespective of whether there is a connection to a reliable electricity grid or not, there are certain sectors where constant electricity availability is absolutely crucial and the risks emerging from unscheduled power outage is immense. […]