13 new cars coming soon: Hyundai Santro to Maruti Ertiga

The automotive market of India is currently going in top gear. A slew of new launches and facelifts have already made their way into the market. Huge discounts are also on offer by almost all major companies. The market is hot and the manufacturers are in no mood of slowing down. Here’s a list of 13 new cars that are going to be launched soon. Datsun Go The most affordable car on the list. The new facelifted model will reportedly feature a reworked bumper with LED Drls and a new…

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Facelifted Maruti Ciaz TEASED: New launch timeline revealed

Maruti Suzuki has teased the facelifted Ciaz C-Segment sedan through a new ad for the NEXA range of car dealerships. The headlamp and front grille of the Ciaz were teased in the latest NEXA promotional ad. While the headlamps seem narrower and sharper than the ones on the current Ciaz, the front grille gets a honeycomb treatment. The teasers indicate that the facelifted Ciaz will get a minor refresh rather than major design changes. Notably, the Ciaz is one of the many cars that Maruti Suzuki sells exclusively through the…

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5 new Tata cars & SUVs coming soon: Tiago Sport to H5X

Tata Motors is slowly increasing its market share in India by launching new models, such as the Tiago, Nexon and the Hexa. In the next few months, Tata will launch a few more cars. Here are the upcoming Tata cars that will be launched in the Indian market soon. Tata Tiago JTP Expected launch time: August 2018 Tata showcased the Tiago JTP at the 2018 Auto Expo. The car looked production-ready, and currently the hot hatchback is being tested by the company in various terrains. The Tiago JTP will become…

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Tata Harrier (H5X) SUV: Watch the brand new official video

Tata Motors has just revealed that the H5X code-named SUV will be called the Harrier. The Tata Harrier will be put into production by the end of this year, and will be officially unveiled by November 2018. Official sales will commence only next year though, within March 2019. For now, Tata Motors has revealed a brand new video that shows what the Harrier (H5X) will offer. Here is the video. The Tata Harrier (H5X) will use a new OMEGA platform, which is actually a re-engineered LS550 platform that Tata Motors…

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Volkswagen reveals new engine for upcoming compact SUV & Vento replacement

Volkswagen India has announced that a new, turbocharged petrol engine would power its new crop of vehicles under the India 2.0 program. Volkswagen and Skoda are investing a Billion Euros (Rs. 7,900 crores) in India, for new product development that includes a compact SUV each under both brands, and also C-Segment sedans that will replace the Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid. The new engine will be a 1-litre, 3-cylinder unit, which Volkswagen and Skoda have deployed in a range of cars sold internationally. This motor is available in two…

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Jio Oppo Monsoon Offer: Jio’s New Offer Gives Users Benefits Worth Up to Rs. 4,900

HIGHLIGHTS Jio Oppo Monsoon offer is applicable between June 28 and September 25 Offer is valid only on Jio 198 and Jio 299 prepaid recharges All new 4G Oppo phones, except the Realme 1, are eligible Jio has announced a new offer for those buying an Oppo smartphone. Under the brand new Jio Oppo Monsoon offer, the telco is offering benefits worth “up to Rs. 4,900” though you may have to wait a long, long time for most of those benefits to get realised. The offer is being extended to both new and…

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Visitors to New Zealand will have to pay tourist tax from 2019

New Zealand has announced plans to introduce a tourist tax and increase other fees for international visitors to fund infrastructure development in the face of a tourist boom. Tourism numbers in the country of 4.5 million have surged by nearly a third in the past three years to 3.8 million in April this year. “This rapid growth has impacted the costs and availability of publicly-provided infrastructure,” said tourism minister Kelvin Davis. “Many regions are struggling to cope and urgently need improved infrastructure, from toilet facilities to car parks.” A tax…

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2018 Mazda6 GT wagon new car review

Turbo engine brings more performance. New model a lot quieter than old 6. Beautiful presented cabin. Boot not biggest in class. Rear seat room tight for three adults. New engine thirstier than non-turbo model. Evolution, not revolution appears to be the ethos at Mazda these days. And why not, as the Japanese brand is riding the crest of the wave – in Australia at least – with strong sales and an image that places it between mainstream rivals and the prestige elite. Enter the new Mazda6, which in theory is…

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Car review of new BMW X3 XDrive 20D: On-track, but not offbeat

New BMW X3 XDrive 20D It’s love at first sight. The striking design language of the new BMW X3—featuring a bold front with a double kidney grille, adaptive LED headlights and fog-lamps, and the expressive rear that has LED tail-lights combined with a low-slung roof spoiler and exhaust tailpipes on both sides in chrome—attracts attention wherever it goes. The X3, in its third generation now, reflects a new, youthful BMW. What is the X3? It’s a premium midsize sports activity vehicle—BMW calls its SUV-shaped vehicles as SAV. It was first launched…

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Why India needs a new higher education regulator

The Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) on Wednesday released a draft Act to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) with a new regulator for the critical higher education sector. The regulator — Higher Education Commission of India — will focus on the quality of institutions. The the job of financial grant distribution, earlier with the commission, will now come under the ministry’s purview. This decision of transferring financial powers to the MHRD has upset some. On Thursday, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association said it will result in an…

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