Mercedes-Benz India is taking the tech lead

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.
Abhijit Mitra Apr 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Blast from the past

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.
Abhijit Mitra Apr 01, 2018 00:00 IST

High GST may force Toyota to drop hybrid Camry from Indian market

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.
Anasuya Basu Mar 27, 2018 13:11 IST

A royal ride

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.
Mar 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Beat the heat

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.
Abhijit Mitra Mar 11, 2018 00:00 IST

Net-savvy ride

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. 
Feb 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Maruti Suzuki hosts flash mobs at Auto Expo 2018 to push use of seat belts

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.
Feb 10, 2018 15:19 IST

Tata Motors preparing to go big with electric buses

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.
Feb 08, 2018 12:45 IST

Renault showcases 2 EVs, seeks policy & infrastructure roadmap

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.
Feb 07, 2018 14:24 IST

Maruti unveils ConceptFutureS: compact car with SUV features

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country's largest carmaker, on Wednesday unveiled the ConceptFutureS, its concept compact car with SUV like features, at the Auto Expo here.
Feb 07, 2018 14:10 IST

Yamaha launches new version of YZF-R15

Two-wheeler manufacturer India Yamaha Motor (IYM) on Wednesday launched the new version of its sports bike YZF-R15 (Version 3.0) priced at Rs 1.25 lakh (ex- showroom Delhi).
Feb 07, 2018 15:57 IST


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