Mercedes-Benz India CEO Roland Folger talks to t2 about taking the technology lead in the auto industry by launching the Bharat Stage VI compliant S-Class and the way his company’s planning to go. Excerpts.
Royal Enfield (RE), which has been cashing in on its ‘heritage’ chops to become the global leader in the mid-size motorcycle segment, has opened the first Royal Enfield Vintage store in Chennai. This store deals exclusively in pre-owned, refurbished and restored motorcycles, and is the first instance in India where a manufacturer is offering restoration services for its older models.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd, India's sixth largest carmaker by sales, may drop the hybrid version of its Camry as the 43 per cent Goods & Services Tax (GST) on the category since July 2017 is killing it.
Rolling down Hyderabad’s Outer Ring Road, we were checking out the array of buttons and controls around the driver’s seat in the just-launched Mercedes-Benz S350d. Diesels account for over 90 per cent of the S-Class’s sales in India. So that’s what we were trying out when we spotted two smallish, black buttons on the dash between the steering column and the door.
In a hot country like India, staying cool is a challenge for both man and car. And dust makes it even more difficult. Also, as the mercury soars, the air-conditioning in the car tends to give up if it hasn’t been properly serviced. Here’s what to do to make sure your car continues to run without a hitch.
Suppose you’re watching a thriller movie when you get an alert on your mobile phone that someone’s ridden off with your motorbike. You don’t panic. Instead, you use the app that sent you the alert to remotely cut off the bike’s engine even without getting up.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country’s leading car maker, has unleashed flash mobs at the Auto Expo 2018 here to add punch to its #PehniKya? campaign for promoting the use of seat belts by all occupants in a car.
Tata Motors Commercial head Girish Wagh is preparing to go big with electric buses. "The company has made bids with 11 State Transport Units, including those of Maharashtra , Karnataka, Gujarat and others through FAME Phase 1&2," said the architect of Nano, who is now in charge of the Commercial Vehicles unit of Tata Motors.
French auto major Renault on Wednesday showcased its electric concept cars TREZOR and ZOE e-Sport at the Auto Expo 2018 here and said it is awaiting a clear policy and roadmap on infrastructure for electric vehicles to take a long-term strategic decision.