New-vehicle satisfaction is increasingly being driven by the vehicle interior, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2012 India Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study SM released. Now in its 14th year, the India APEAL Study is an owner-reported measure of what gratifies vehicle owners in India with the design, features, layout and performance of their new vehicle during th..
Previously, we brought to you news that Sri Lanka had decided to increase the tariff rates on Indian imports to the country. We also reported that a diplomatic mission from India would hold talks with the Sri Lankan government to resolve the issue. Reports are now coming in that the mission failed to achieve the desired result and that Sri Lanka will not lower the tariff rates. Sri Lanka&rs..
The Hyderabad International Auto Show is set to unfold for the fourth time from the 11th to the 13th of January, 2013 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The event gives members of the public a chance to compare several vehicles of their choice under one roof, thereby helping prospective buyers make informed decisions based on their comparison of the vehicles on display. Apart from serving the pu..
Infiniti is to Nissan what Lexus is to Toyota. However, it may not be wrong to say that Toyota has achieved a bit more popularity and sales with its Lexus range of luxury vehicles than Nissan has with the Infiniti range. And it is perhaps with this in mind, that Infiniti has decided to erase their past (so to speak) and bring in a new nomenclature that will symbolise a new brand direction under ..
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the only event apart from the Formula One races where spectators have a chance to view the latest F1 cars and their drivers in action. The upcoming 2013 Goodwood FoS was originally planned from the 5th to the 7th of July, 2013. However due to a clash with the German Grand Prix, the Goodwood FoS will be re-scheduled to play out from the 12th to the 14th of July, ..
December is traditionally a slow moving month for the Indian automarket in terms of sales. And in order to stir things up, most auto makers usually bring out minor facelifts and limited editions of popular models. And that is mostly what we saw in the past week, where Maruti Suzuki India, BMW India and Mercedes-Benz, all brought in facelifts and limited editions. We also saw news out of Renault ..
The biennial Indian Auto Expo has been shifted in venue and date after SIAM held a meeting in this regard. The venue has been shifted from the traditional Pragati Maidan to Great Noida due to its unavailability on the selected dates. The reason behind shifting the date of the event is due to its clash with the Detroit Auto Show. Traditionally the Indian Auto Expo starts in the first week of Janu..
The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) today reiterated its commitment to promote all forms of motorsports in India at the 39th AGM which was held in Chennai. The FMSCI also unanimously re-elected Mr. Vicky Chandhok to continue as President. India had yet another iconic year of motorsports with the successful running of the 2nd Formula One Indian Grand Prix and the 286 other event..
Rolex will become a major long-term partner of Formula One from 2013 as Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece. This new partnership with the pinnacle of motor sports brings together two leaders in their fields who share a passion for performance, precision, excellence and innovation. It is part of a strategic move by Rolex to focus its sponsorship activities on ventures chosen for their str..
According to a report from SIAM, the end-of-year festive season has so far had little impact on the sliggish auto sales in India. The cumulative production data for April-November, 2012 shows a production growth of only 4.80 per cent over the same period last year. The industry produced 1,646,495 units in November, 2012 against 1,816,977 units in November 2011 which is a decline of over 9 per ce..