Business  /  Published 11.07.22

Crash-test based car rating plan

The most basic specifications of Kia Carens, a seven-seater MPV, was tested: the model had six airbags, electronic stability control, seatbelt pre-tensioners, anti-lock braking system, all-wheel disc ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 02.04.22

Maruti, Hyundai sales dip

The country’s leading auto makers Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor reported a 7 and 14 per cent decline in dispatches to dealers in March as shortage of electronic components impacted production....
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Science Tech  /  Published 20.03.22

Kia’s Carens SUV is a classy car

Form: Seven-seater SUV LxBxH (mm): 4,540 x 1,800 x 1,708 Wheelbase (mm): 2,780 Engine: Petrol 1 (P1): 1,353cc, Petrol 2 (P2): 1,497cc; Diesel (D): 1,493cc Peak power (ps@rpm): P1: 140@6,000, P2: 1...
By Abhijit Mitra

Business  /  Published 18.03.22

Merc hikes prices by 3%

Mercedes-Benz India on Thursday announced a price hike of 3 per cent across its entire model range, effective April 1, 2022. The constant increase in input costs in addition to an increase in logistic...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 18.01.22

Bookings of Kia Carens vroom

Kia India’s multi-purpose vehicle Carens seems to have fired up the market even before the official launch with the Korean auto maker getting a record 7,738 booking on the first day of the order...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Science Tech  /  Published 26.12.21

It’s seven up for Kia

It has been a bit of a wait for a seven-seater SUV from Kia that would flank the five-seater Seltos SUV and keep buyers from moving to vehicles from other companies. And last week, the Carens, as it i...
By Abhijit Mitra

Business  /  Published 02.06.21

Car sales plunge in May

Car sales in May 2021 nosedived as local shutdowns came into effect because of the second wave of the pandemic compared with April this year. Sales in the corresponding month last year were much lower...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 27.05.21

Ford boosts electric spend

Ford Motor Co on Wednesday outlined plans to boost spending on its electrification efforts by more than a third and said it aims to have 40 per cent of its global volume in all electric by 2030 in a m...
By Reuters in Detroit

Business  /  Published 21.09.20

4 auto launches to spur demand

Auto makers are launching models to build excitement and ramp up demand in a moribund market. Buyers have been buffeted with four models last week — Korea’s Kia is offering the Sonet its ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Auto  /  Published 12.09.20

Bruising for battle

Form: Front-engine, front-wheel drive compact SUV LxBxH (mm):  3,995 x 1,790 x 1,647 Engine: Petrol (P) 998cc, turbocharged; Diesel (D) 1,493cc, turbocharged Peak power: (P) 120ps @ 6,000r...
By Abhijit Mitra


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