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India trialling ‘virtual’ speed bumps

A new program in India has seen the introduction of ‘virtual’ speed bumps, in an attempt to reduce the road toll caused by speed humps and potholes. Over the last three decades, the number of cars on Indian roads has dramatically increased from 5 million to over 75 million vehicles...

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India reveals plan for full national EV switch by 2030
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India reveals plan for full national EV switch by 2030

India could become a world leader in eco-friendly transportation after announcing plans to have only electric cars on its roads by 2030. In 2013, India made its intentions clear by establishing the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan and, later, the Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Electric Vehicles (FAME) plan, with the goal of putting six to seven million hybrid and electric vehicles on its roads by 2020...


Renault Kwid Racer, Climber concepts spice up New Delhi motor show
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Renault Kwid Racer, Climber concepts spice up New Delhi motor show

Two new Renault Kwid concepts have been unveiled at the 2016 New Delhi motor show, mixing racing and off-road themes into the Indian-market sub-compact SUV. Based on the production Renault Kwid launched in India in May last year, Renault says its Kwid Climber concept is “bred for venturing away from the beaten track”, while the Kwid Racer is “more at home on the asphalt of race circuits”...


Tata Nano to go turbo
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Tata Nano to go turbo

The Tata Nano is known as the world's most affordable car, but the Indian brand appears to be sharpening up its image by adding more features to the budget four-door hatchback, including the potential addition of a new turbocharged engine. A report out of India from Autocar Professional claims the Tata brand will reposition the Nano from its current identity as "a cheap car" to one more in line with being a "smart city car"...


Chevrolet Adra concept : sub-compact SUV teased
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Chevrolet Adra concept : sub-compact SUV teased

A teaser image of the pint-sized Chevrolet Adra concept has been released, previewing the brand's vision for a new baby SUV. Developed at General Motors' Technical Centre in India and described as the "brainchild of Indian designers", the Adra concept has been created with the likes of the Ford EcoSport in its sights...


Ford Figo concept : no Ford Australia involvement in new compact sedan
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Ford Figo concept : no Ford Australia involvement in new compact sedan

The Ford Figo concept previews the car maker's vision for its next-generation global city car, though unlike the original, Ford Australia has played no role in the all-new vehicle's development. Unveiled at the 2014 New Delhi Auto Expo in India, Ford says the sub-four-metre Figo concept was designed with the Indian market in mind, but “created with global standards of design, quality and performance”...


Global NCAP slams Indian small car safety following mass failure
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Global NCAP slams Indian small car safety following mass failure

Five out of five of India’s most popular small cars have achieved zero stars for adult protection in their first-ever independent crash test, with the Global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) finding none could pass its 64km/h frontal impact test...


Tata Nano: next-gen Indian micro to become global "smart city car"
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Tata Nano: next-gen Indian micro to become global "smart city car"

The second-generation Tata Nano will shift upmarket to become a "smart city car" as India's largest automaker looks to take the new model to the world. Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym confirmed the Nano's emphasis would shift from being the 'world's cheapest car' to a vehicle that would be competitive and desirable outside India...


Tata to focus on safety, value; leave budget prices to Chinese brands
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Tata to focus on safety, value; leave budget prices to Chinese brands

Tata Motors' new importer has no interest in selling the cheapest cars on the market and is instead focusing on establishing a strong dealer network offering safe and reliable vehicles. Managing director of Tata's Australian distributor Fusion Automotive, Darren Bowler, told CarAdvice while the company’s Indian-made vehicles would be well priced, it had no intention of engaging in a price war with Chinese rival Great Wall...


Renault-Nissan Alliance to expand CMF program for developing markets
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Renault-Nissan Alliance to expand CMF program for developing markets

The Renault-Nissan Alliance will expand its new engineering architecture to include models bound for developing markets from 2015. Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn confirmed the Alliance would expand its CMF architecture to meet demand for affordable vehicles from growing economies...


Datsun sketches released, brand relaunch announced
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Datsun sketches released, brand relaunch announced

Datsun has released two sketches of an upcoming model to be unveiled at the brand's official relaunch in India on July 15. While the first sketch shows a small five-door hatchback, believed to be based on the Nissan Micra, the second highlights only the car’s front end, hinting at the possibility of a sedan variant...


Tata Nano updated: world's cheapest car to get CNG engine
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Tata Nano updated: world's cheapest car to get CNG engine

The updated Tata Nano has been unveiled in India, with the world's cheapest car set to offer a new compressed natural gas engine. Unveiled at the Horizonext event in Pune, the lightly revised Tata Nano scores a new chrome strip detail at the front and back, wider air intakes and three new exterior colours...


Ford EcoSport Review
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Ford EcoSport Review

CarAdvice heads to the Indian state of Goa to test Ford's smallest and most affordable SUV.


Police charge father over nine-year-old son's Ferrari joy ride
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Police charge father over nine-year-old son's Ferrari joy ride

Police in India have charged a father for letting his son take a Ferrari for a joy ride on his ninth birthday. The Guardian reports police in Kerala charged Mohammed Nisham with endangering the life of a child and allowing a minor to drive after he handed the keys to his 360kW/465Nm Ferrari F430 – valued at around $400,00 when released in 2005 – to his nine-year-old son...


Mini production expands beyond Europe for first time
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Mini production expands beyond Europe for first time

Production of the Mini Countryman will begin in India later this year, marking the first time the BMW-owned British brand has manufactured vehicles outside Europe. The Mini One Countryman and Cooper D Countryman will be the first models produced at BMW’s Chennai plant as the company looks to meet increasing demand for Mini cars in India...


Aston Martin controlling shareholder looking to sell: report
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Aston Martin controlling shareholder looking to sell: report

The controlling shareholder of Aston Martin has reportedly approached a number of prospective buyers as it looks to sell its stake in the luxury British sports car manufacturer. Bloomberg reports Kuwaiti-based shareholder Investment Dar Co., which owns 64 per cent of Aston Martin, has consulted with a handful of companies in relation to the sale of the UK-based business it purchased off Ford Motor Co...


2012 Mahindra Pik-Up Review
Rating: 510 /10
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2012 Mahindra Pik-Up Review

Meet India's answer to buyers looking for a commercial ute.

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Tata Megapixel hybrid concept with 900km range
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Tata Megapixel hybrid concept with 900km range

The Tata Megapixel concept has given us an unlikely glimpse into the future of personal transportation at the Geneva motor show. The four-seat Megapixel is smaller than a Fiat 500 but has a driving range as high as most family cars. The range-extended electric vehicle combines a lithium-ion phosphate battery, a petrol engine generator and an electric motor inside each wheel for a total range of 900km...


Tata doubling investment in Jaguar Land Rover product development
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Tata doubling investment in Jaguar Land Rover product development

Indian manufacturing giant Tata Motors will double its annual investment in Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) as the traditional British brands gain momentum around the world. Tata chief financial officer C.R. Ramakrishnan told reporters the company’s annual investment into JLR product development would rise to around £1.5 billion ($2...


Mahindra: New Cars 2012
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Mahindra: New Cars 2012

Indian manufacturer Mahindra will make its first venture into Australia's passenger vehicle market in 2012 when it launches the XUV500. The seven-seat SUV joins the Mahindra Pik-Up, which will continue in its single and dual cab chassis and cargo body styles.   MAHINDRA XUV500 Vehicle type: Medium SUV...