European car sales, which were on a decline since Sep 2011, have seen a positive growth for the first time in 19 months. A rise in April 2013 sales for EU was due to increased consumer confidence in German markets.
A group of seven Russian explorers have set a chilling new record for the automotive industry. Using two makeshift cars, powered around a 2.0L Toyota engine, they have managed to do something which was never done before on a set of wheels. They have traversed from Russia to Canada, via North Pole, making them the first team ever to do so.
Pune based two wheeler giants, Bajaj Auto recently lost their No 2 position in the Indian two wheeler industry to Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India. In order to increase the competition, and regain their No 2 position, Bajaj Auto has planned a series of new launches over the course of next 12 months, this includes 2 new Pulsar, and 6 new Discover variants.
A concept created especially in celebration of Aston Martin’s centenary celebrations this year, is the new CC 100 Speedster. This new concept debuted at the Nürburgring 24 Hours yesterday in the most stylish manner as it lead the sensational convoy of 100 Aston Martin’s.
The route for Gumball 3000 will see the rally go from Copenhagen to Monte Carlo. beginning at Copenhagen on 18 May, drivers moved to Stockholm, and then to Helsinki. Further stages in the route include St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Warsaw and Vienna. The rally ends at Monaco to co-incide with the F1 weekend.
It was 1960 when Barry Moore bought his first Jaguar, the iconic British marquee, now owned by Tata Motors. At that time, more than half a century back, Barry paid £475 for the car. Last week, this 74 year old British gentleman, bought his 47th Jaguar, for a sum of £70,000, and it’s their latest, F-TYPE.
Hyundai Motor India has oft been spoken about in recent days in regards to the launch of a new small car here. While exports have been steady, Hyundai’s domestic sales have been reporting a sales decline. A small car(diesel and petrol) that can rake in targeted numbers will help reverse this pattern, so Hyundai India can end the year with positive growth numbers.
Indian, the oldest American motorcycle brand, is scheduled to enter India within the next one year. Founded in 1901, Polaris Industries bought the brand in 2011. The news about India launch was revealed by Pankaj Dubey, Head, Polaris Industries India.
Ford India is all set to introduce their new car, a compact SUV, EcoSport within a few weeks. A drive event for the media was held last week in Goa, and it is still on, as Ford India has not only invited national and international automotive media, but also technology media. Here is what we think of the new EcoSport.