India’s top 5 exported cars: Ford EcoSport, Chevy Beat, Volkswagen Vento & more

The Ford EcoSport is India’s most exported car. Ford India exported 90,599 units of the EcoSport in the past 12 months, between April 2017 and March 2018. In the preceding year, Ford exported 79,539 units of the EcoSport, which means that the exports of the compact SUV have grown by nearly 15 %. The high number of EcoSports exported has allowed Ford to become India’s top exporter, beating other automakers such as Nissan, Volkswagen and Hyundai in the process. Ford manufactures the EcoSport at its Chennai factory. The sub-4 meter…

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Indians dumping cars in favor of Uber, Ola in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai: Reasons

Indians are now buying fewer cars in the bigger cities, and now there are numbers to support this. In the last 12  months between April 2017 and March 2018, car sales in Mumbai dipped by a whopping 21%, 11% in Bangalore and 4.5% in Chennai. In Delhi, which has India’s highest car penetration, sales grew by just 1.6%. So, why are Indians living in big cities buying fewer cars? Here are some reasons. Rise of Ola and Uber Cab aggregating apps such as Ola and Uber have made the second car…

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10 UPCOMING cars & SUVS, what they’ll look like: Hyundai Santro to Toyota Vitara Brezza

While the Indian car market has been abuzz with many new car launches, it’s bound to get even hotter in the near future. There are many new cars that will launch here before the end of current fiscal year. Here are details and speculative renderings of 10 HOTLY anticipated cars & SUVs. These renders are based on calculated guesswork and the design features revealed by spy images, which means the upcoming cars & SUVs would look a lot like what these images show. New Hyundai Santro The new Hyundai Santro…

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Mahindra Bolero back in India’s top 10 selling cars: Why it’s still so popular

The Mahindra Bolero has made it to India’s top 10 selling cars yet again, with 9,104 copies sold. Over 15 years old, the Bolero continues to be a very strong seller. In fact, it’s India’s best selling multi utility vehicle (MUV), and has retained this status for many years. What makes the Bolero so popular in India? Well, the lack of a solid alternative. Major sales of the Bolero come from the rural and semi-urban markets of India, where the MUV has no match really. The Tata Sumo is the…

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New cars increasingly crammed with distracting technology

The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of time, an AAA study says. The study released Thursday is the latest by University of Utah professor David Strayer, who has been examining the impact of infotainment systems on safety for AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety since 2013. Past studies also identified problems, but Strayer said the “explosion of technology” has made things worse. Automakers now include more…

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Volkswagen limits the GTI badge to its hatch-back range of cars only

Volkswagen has history of making thoughtful cars for the masses. The manufacturer’s name itself means ‘people’s-car’ in German. However, Volkswagen has also catered to the enthusiast by offering a little more in their cars which carry the GTI badge. In fact, the Polo GTI (in the global market), launched as the Volkswagen GTI in the Indian market, offers a crazy amount of oomph! However, according to a recent statement made by the Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess, the GTI range of cars are unlikely to get any more additions. Volkswagen boss…

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Nissan and Datsun to offer special discounts and offers on their cars

The Indian car market is going through a phase of price mark-downs and concessions, thanks to the GST. And the latest to join this discounts bandwagon are Nissan and Datsun. Their discount is applicable upon the entire portfolio of Nissan and Datsun and the company is offering exchange bonuses, corporate discounts and an exclusive offer for government employees. Nissan Micra Nissan is offering a three-year finance scheme with 8.99 per cent interest rate on the Micra and Micra Active. The manufacturer is offering an attractive exchange bonus of ₹ 10,000 and…

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A council is trialling banning cars on the school run

A local council is trialling banning parents driving to pick up their kids during the school run. Solihull Council approved the pilot scheme after a meeting on February 25, after receiving multiple complaints of parents’ haphazard and erratic parking. Irate residents blasted the mums and dads for continuously blocking driveways and leaving their cars perched on grass verges or pavements. Councillor Ted Richards relayed a series of complaints from those living near schools of shoddy parking. Starting from next year, all schools in the area will be invited to take…

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Will Google’s Robot Cars Have Wireless Chargers?

Not only does Google want to take you out of the driver’s seat — the future of driverless cars envisioned by the company may not even require you to plug in your robot automobile. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is testing a pair of wireless charging systems for its prototype self-driving cars, according to recent documents filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. The news was first reported by tech site IEEE Spectrum. 4 ‘driverless’ cars involved in accidents 0:25 The two wireless charging systems, made by New York’s Hevo Power…

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