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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iOS 12 First Impressions: How to Install Right Now, New Features, and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 12 was announced at WWDC 2018 The first developer preview is now available It brings features like Siri Actions and Screen Time Earlier this week, Apple’s iOS got its yearly upgrade at the 2018 edition of the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the form of iOS 12. Performance is the major driver behind all the new updates, which is a relief following years of reports that older iPhones get slower after each update. On certain devices, iOS 12 claims to offer up to 70 percent quicker camera app loading, 2x…

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New Ford EcoSport S review: More than just a makeover

HIGHLIGHTS The Ford EcoSport S gets sportier exterior elements Interior also gets orange accents and new features Re-introduces the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to the EcoSport EcoSport S does look more aggressive compared to its Titanium+ trim CHENNAI: The SUV segment is one of the hottest categories in the Indian auto market these days. And that’s perhaps why manufacturers are trying to lure more buyers with affordable compact SUV offerings with some extra bells and whistles thrown in. One such offering is the new top-spec variant of the Ford EcoSport, christened…

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