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Mahindra KUV 100: Specs & feature comparison with its likely rivals

NEW DELHI: We are just 10 days away from what is a highly anticipated launch from Mahindra & Mahindra of KUV100, where ‘KUV’ stands for ‘Kool Utility Vehicle.’ While Mahindra calls it a compact SUV, it is expected to compete with the heavyweights in the hatchback segment. This would be only the second product ever […]

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Toyota’s new R&D company hires technical team

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp’s research and development company, Toyota Research Institute (TRI), said it hired a team of scientists and engineers to help drive research into artificial intelligence and robots. The world’s top-selling automaker announced plans in November to set up TRI with a focus on developing artificial intelligence technologies such as self-driving cars. […]

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US auto sales on pace for record year in 2015 after strong December

DETROIT: Automakers on Tuesday reported strong US sales in December, indicating that 2015 would smash records, and most forecasters said the new year will be even better. General Motors Co said sales will end at 17.8 million vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis for the year, topping the previous record of 17.35 million vehicles […]

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Bajaj Auto sales marginally down in December

NEW DELHI: Bajaj AutoBSE 0.32 % today reported a marginal decline in total sales in December at 2,89,003 units as against 2,89,244 units during the same month last year. However, motorcycle sales during the month increased by 1 per cent to 2,47,782 units as against 2,46,233 units in the same month in 2014, the company […]

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Hero Cycles sells record 6 lakh units in December

NEW DELHI: Bicycle manufacturer Hero Cycles sold over six lakh units last month, an increase of 20 per cent as compared to December 2014. The sales registered in December 2015 is the highest one-month sale in the history of the bicycle industry by any cycle company in India, Hero Cycles said in a statement. “Riding […]

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Luxury cars get cheaper as makers line up models

India has become a top-rated destination for luxury car production, as it plays host to Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. All of these added a string of models to their production lines. About two dozen luxury car lines get assembled in India of the marquee German and British brands, some of which are […]

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911 Turbo now even more potent

By: IOL Motoring Staff Stuttgart – Although the 911 Turbo models are no longer the only ones in the range to have turbo power, thanks to the new Carreras being force fed, the Turbo badge still carries top dog status and that applies even more so to the refreshed versions. Revealed on the web ahead […]

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New Mustang is torque of the town

Cape Town – Easily the most eagerly anticipated launch of the year is underway this week as Ford unleashes its pony car in South Africa after depriving us of it for decades. The all-new muscle car that you see here has morphed into a global product and local models, available in right hand-drive for the […]

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Custom Colors Are Now Available For Your Sportscar’s…Tires

Clients of Lapo Elkan’s uber-hip yacht and auto custom shop, Garage Italia Customs, will soon be some of the first drivers in the world to have tailor-made tires that are being created exclusively by Pirelli in a variety of colors. It makes perfect sense as these two hyper-Italian companies collaborate to take customization to the […]

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Best of the Best: Luxury Cars

By: Star Motoring Staff Johannesburg – As the countdown continues to our Best of the Best awards ceremony on December 7, our judges have been hard at work sorting through the lengthy list of cars launched in South Africa in 2015. At the end of each year our publication’s team of motoring journalists selects an […]