Asia Motoring
Feast your eyes on the all-new Volvo XC60 SUV
KTM 250 DUKE tingkat keterujaan
Petrol, Diesel Prices Continue To Soar. Latest Rates In Top Cities
Carmakers offering mobility services
Maruti Suzuki hikes prices by up to Rs 17,000
Bentley Bentayga To Get A Plug-In Hybrid Variant
Audi And Jaguar Land Rover Show Robust Growth In 2017
Mercedes-Benz India Becomes First Manufacturer To Launch BS-VI Compatible Car In India
2018-01-19 12:30:49 Mercedes-Benz today launched its BS-VI compatible vehicle in India and it was the company's flagship model, the S-Class, that became the first BS-VI vehicle in India. The 'first' bits do not stop there as it's also become the first ever 'Made in India, for India' BS-VI vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. It was in 2016 that Mercedes-Benz India first made a commitment to be ready with its BS- VI vehicles   Read More ...
Infiniti To Go All-Electric From 2021
2018-01-19 12:30:40 Infiniti Motor Company will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021, according to Nissan Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa, speaking at the Automotive News World Congress. A mix of pure electric vehicles (EV) and e-Power vehicles will be offered, demonstrating the full range of ultra-low emission vehicle technology available to Infiniti as the premium brand within the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. As a result of this, Infiniti expects more than half its global sales to be comprised of electric vehicles by 2025, with the first EV to debut in 2021   Read More ...
Electric Vehicles Are Ready For India, But Need Proper Infrastructure First, Says Audi India
2018-01-19 12:30:06 German luxury carmaker Audi is all set to bring in electric vehicles for the Indian market as early as 2019-2020, but stressed on the need for proper infrastructure in the country. A top official from the company, while talking to carandbike.com said they are closely monitoring the electric vehicle situation in the country and will start introducing EVs as soon as the government announces a proper roadmap   Read More ...
Japan’s National Police Agency presses for stricter crackdown on tailgating and other dangerous driving
2018-01-19 08:15:48 The National Police Agency has told police departments across Japan to use the full range of laws and regulations, including not only the road traffic act but also the Penal Code, to crack down on tailgating and other acts of dangerous driving. The police departments were also instructed not to hesitate to take the administrative step of suspending the licenses of drivers considered at risk of becoming significant traffic hazards   Read More ...
Reports of sub-standard fuel sales – authorities move in
2018-01-19 08:07:42 Reports have emerged of substandard fuel being sold at fuel stations in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara. Secretary to the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Upali Marasinghe said that information has come to light of certain fuel stations that mix fuel with Kerosene oil, and of those who have installed fuel meters that give false readings. The   Read More ...
Keeping close watch on petrol, diesel rates, says Pradhan
2018-01-19 07:28:31 Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday remained non-committal on cutting excise duty on petrol and diesel, which have touched record highs, saying merely that the government is keeping a close watch on the situation. Petrol price rose to ₹71.56 per litre in Delhi on Thursday, the highest since August 2014. Rates in Mumbai are almost touching ₹80. Diesel prices soared to their highest level of ₹62   Read More ...
Plug-in hybrid BMW 530e Sport launched for Malaysia
2018-01-18 17:01:06 BMW Group Malaysia launched the first-ever BMW 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive Technology in a ceremony held in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, just now. The new BMW 530e Sport is the fifth BMW iPerformance model to be introduced in the country, further reinforcing the premium automaker's expertise in Plug-in Hybrid Technology. Company head of sales, Raymond Tan, said: "The all-new BMW 5 Series now offers eDrive Technology, an innovation taken from the Mobility of the Future – BMW i   Read More ...
BMW 530e Sport, a plug-in hybrid model, launched for Malaysia
2018-01-18 14:01:29 BMW Group Malaysia launched the first-ever BMW 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive Technology in a ceremony held in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, just now. The new BMW 530e Sport is the fifth BMW iPerformance model to be introduced in the country, further reinforcing the premium automaker's expertise in Plug-in Hybrid Technology. Accentuating its sporty vibe to the rear is the double round exhaust tailpipe on both left and right   Read More ...
Auto Expo 2018: New Gen Maruti Suzuki Swift To Launch In India Next Month
2018-01-18 12:15:52 Maruti Suzuki is all set to debut the third generation of the Swift in India and we'll first see the car in the flesh at the 2018 Auto Expo. The company has officially begun bookings for the car and the dealers all across the country have started accepting it at a booking amount of ₹ 11,000. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift will be launched at the expo and deliveries will begin post that pan India   Read More ...
2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Bookings Officially Open In India
2018-01-18 12:15:41 It was in the first week of January this year that we told you that dealers have started taking bookings for the new generation Maruti Suzuki Swift in India. The 2018 Swift is the most awaited of launches and production of the car has already begun and the launch too is just around the corner. In fact, Maruti Suzuki has announced that the car will make its India debut at the Auto Expo   Read More ...
Studying Electric Vehicle Market In India Closely, Says Volkswagen
2018-01-18 12:15:11 German auto major Volkswagen is monitoring electric vehicle scenario in India and will be ready with its range of products for the country as soon as the market is ready, a company official said. "Volkswagen Group is studying the developments on electric vehicles in India closely. As and when the Indian market is ready for electric vehicles, the Volkswagen Group will also be ready with its products," a company spokesperson told PTI   Read More ...
Feast your eyes on the all-new Volvo XC60 SUV
2018-01-18 09:16:31 PETALING JAYA: Volvo Cars Malaysia has launched its latest sports utility vehicle (SUV), the all-new XC60 Twin Engine T8 Inscription Plus, priced from RM373,888. With more than a million units of the XC60 sold worldwide so far, the latest iteration is offered as a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) with a 2.0 litre turbocharged and supercharged engine. It is built on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform   Read More ...
Trial run for eCall emergency system Liow: Carmakers encouraged to add feature - Nation
2018-01-18 00:48:31 PUTRAJAYA: The “eCall” emergency response system will now go on trial in Malaysia, ahead of making it a mandatory feature for vehicles in the country in the future. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said carmakers in the country are encouraged to equip their vehicles with the eCall feature, as the Government gauges its effectiveness. He added that the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) was in discussions with many car manufacturers on the implementation of the system   Read More ...
Auto Expo 2018: BMW Motorrad To Launch And Unveil New Motorcycles
2018-01-18 00:23:31 BMW Motorrad is all set to launch its brand new middleweight adventure motorcycle, the F 850 GS in India at the 2018 Auto Expo. The company will also showcase the F 750 GS at the Auto Expo but whether it will be launched in India or not, is still unconfirmed. Along with the adventure twins, we will also see the and the BMW G 310 GS motorcycles showcased at the Auto Expo   Read More ...
Mercedes-Benz Will Be The First Car Maker To Launch BS VI Compatible Cars In India
2018-01-18 00:23:25 There are two deadlines that the auto industry is looking forward to adhering to. One is the 2030 deadline for switching to EVs and the second is moving on to making BS VI compliant engines; the latter of which will be effective across the country in the next couple of years. Mercedes-Benz India, however, is not willing to wait that long, as the company has already announced that it will launch its first BS VI fuel compatible car in India from January 19, 2018   Read More ...
Fuel prices unchaged in Visayas, Mindanao
2018-01-18 00:16:38 Motorists outside Luzon are still enjoying pretax reform law fuel prices as filling stations in the Visayas and Mindanao are taking more time to sell all their old stocks, according to an industry source. Across the country, prices of diesel and gasoline have gone up by about P4 a liter since Jan. 1 amid the combined effects of the new tax regime, upward pressure from winter demand in the northern hemisphere, and efforts by crude oil producers to raise prices by cutting output   Read More ...
Petrol prices up by 4 sen, diesel unchanged
2018-01-17 14:02:04 PETALING JAYA: Petrol pump prices are up by four sen per litre, but diesel prices remain the same from this midnight to Jan 24.   Read More ...
Auto Expo 2018: Tata Motors To Unveil H5 SUV, X451 Premium Hatchback And New LCV
2018-01-17 12:34:33 Indian auto giant, Tata Motors has big plans for the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo and will be unveiling a host of new models at the biennial event. The company has teased three new models that are set to make their debut at the Expo and will be giving a glimpse of the upcoming vehicles. While the teaser video reveals little about the new models, we can tell you that Tata's upcoming offerings will be the H5 (codename) SUV that will rival the Jeep Compass, while the other the other model will be the X451 premium hatchback to take on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno   Read More ...
2018 Audi Q5 Review
2018-01-17 12:34:13 When it comes to SUVs, India is surely witnessing a boom of sorts. There are new entrant such as the Lexus NX 300h and the current rivals such as the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. Audi needed a fresh new model in this space to take on the competition and lo! It brought in the all-new Q5. That's right! Audi India is very serious about establishing dominance in the luxury car segment in India and one of the most important steps in that direction will be the SUVs   Read More ...
Range Rover Evoque Landmark Edition Launched; Priced At ₹ 50.20 Lakh
2018-01-17 12:34:06 Land Rover has introduced the 2018 Range Rover Evoque Landmark Edition in India and has priced it at ₹ 50.20 lakh. The Landmark Edition commemorates six years of the stylish SUV. The SUV was launched globally in 2011 and it came to India too in November the same year and since then is the has been one of the most stylish SUVs in the country   Read More ...
Volkswagen Group Registers Record Sales In 2017
2018-01-17 12:33:59 The Volkswagen Group posted record sales in the 2017 fiscal year by delivering cars to 10.74 million customers worldwide. The company's deliveries rose by 4.3 percent compared with the previous year. Matthias Muller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, said, "The all-time record for deliveries is above all attributable to a strong team performance by all Group brands and employees. We are grateful to our customers for the trust these figures reflect   Read More ...
Petrol prices up 4 sen, diesel unchanged
2018-01-17 11:48:09 PETALING JAYA: Petrol prices from Jan 18 to Jan 24 will go up by four sen per litre, but diesel prices remain the same. RON95 will be priced at RM2.30 per litre while RON97 will retail at RM2.57 per litre. Meanwhile, the price of diesel remains unchanged at RM2.32 per litre. The new prices were announced on RTM1 on Wednesday evening and will take effect from 12   Read More ...
KTM 250 DUKE tingkat keterujaan
2018-01-17 09:11:43 OKTOBER lalu, Eurotech Wheel Distribution (KTM Malaysia) memperkenalkan KTM 250 DUKE. bersama-sama KTM 390 DUKE sekali gus menambahkan keterujaan peminat jentera dari Austria. Pastinya ramai yang menantikan kemunculannya di atas jalan raya, memandangkan model 'facelift' ini jauh berbeza dengan yang sebelum terutama reka bentuk kosmetik yang semakin menyerlah. Penulis juga tidak sabar untuk menunggang uji barisan terkini DUKE dan kesempatan itu akhirnya tiba apabila KTM 250 DUKE menjadi 'pembuka bicara'   Read More ...
Fake driving licence racket busted in Thane, one held
2018-01-17 07:11:25 The Thane Police Crime Branch arrested a 54-year-old man on Tuesday for allegedly cheating hundreds of people by offering smart card driving licences, but issuing fake ones instead. According to Thane Crime Branch officers, the accused has been identified as Sunil Chaudhari, a resident of Mulund who has been running a driving institute in Thane for the last 10 years. Officers said that police constable Ravindra Katkar of Thane Crime Branch (Unit I) received a tip-off about the fake license racket being run by Mr   Read More ...
Fuel bills skyrocketpost daily price regime
2018-01-17 07:08:32 The prices of diesel and petrol have reached record levels pushing up the price of daily necessities varying from pulses and cereals to items of clothing. The “steep” rise in the price of automotive fuels is a “frightening” phenomenon and it is not known at whose interest the prices are hiked, said a petroleum dealer here on Tuesday. The prices of the fuels have gone up steadily since the government allowed daily change in prices in the middle of June last year   Read More ...
Petrol, Diesel Prices Continue To Soar. Latest Rates In Top Cities
2018-01-17 06:58:50 Highlights Petrol rates rise by 11-13 paise/litre in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai Diesel prices go up by 18-19 paise per litre on Wednesday In Delhi, petrol price has risen by Rs. 1.42/litre so far this year Petrol and diesel prices continued their upward movement on Wednesday amid rising global crude prices. Petrol prices across Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai were hiked by 11-13 paise per litre while diesel prices increased by 18-19 paise per litre, according to Indian Oil Corporation   Read More ...
Concept cars from Japan automakers offer glimpse into future
2018-01-17 04:55:15 DETROIT (AP) -- Japanese vehicle brands are exploring new design ideas -- and figuring out what sets them apart from their U.S. and European rivals -- with new prototype vehicles. Nissan, Infiniti and Lexus are all unveiling new concept cars at the Detroit auto show, which opens to the public Saturday. Concepts are used to test ideas and see how show visitors react   Read More ...
Audi Q5 review: The able child of the Audi Q7
2018-01-16 14:21:16 India loves SUVs, no matter what the category, and every auto manufacturer wants to be in on a piece of the pie. Last year was dominated by SUV launches, and it is no surprise that the first launch for this year is an SUV as well: introducing the 2018 Audi Q5. The latest iteration of Audi’s medium-sized SUV will be replacing its predecessor, which helped Audi cement itself in the country’s mid-level luxury SUV segment   Read More ...
Volkswagen Evaluating Fresh Investments For New Models In India
2018-01-16 12:14:30 German auto major Volkswagen is evaluating various options for the Indian market, including fresh investments for a completely new product range in the country, according to a company official. The Volkswagen (VW) group has various brands including - Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda - in the Indian market. On a standalone basis, VW also sells a range of models including Polo, Ameo and Vento in the Indian market   Read More ...
Global Carmakers To Invest At Least $90 Billion In Electric Vehicles
2018-01-16 12:14:05 Ford Motor Co's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows. That money is pouring in to a tiny sector that amounts to less than 1 percent of the 90 million vehicles sold each year and where Elon Musk's Tesla Inc, with sales of only three models totaling just over 100,000 vehicles in 2017, was a dominant player   Read More ...
(2nd LD) Hyundai workers approve 2nd tentative wage deal
2018-01-16 12:08:09 (ATTN: CHANGES photo, production loss figures in 6th para) By Choi Kyong-ae. SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- Unionized workers at Hyundai Motor Co. have approved the second tentative wage deal for 2017, concluding the long-drawn-out negotiations, the carmaker's union said Tuesday. In a vote held on Monday at Hyundai's main plant in Ulsan, 410 kilometers southeast of Seoul, the 49,667-member union chose to accept the revised wage package offered by the company, a union statement said   Read More ...
BMW posts record-breaking sales in 2017
2018-01-16 08:01:01 PETALING JAYA: BMW Group Malaysia’s car sales grew 16% in 2017 to a fresh high of 12,680 units against 10,906 units in 2016. It’s the automaker’s seventh consecutive all-time high performance. BMW Malaysia said in a statement that the BMW brand expanded 18% last year, delivering a total of 10,618 BMW vehicles from 9,000 vehicles in 2016, predominantly driven by the BMW 3 Series with 3,564 units delivered   Read More ...
Diesel Prices Rise To Record High, Petrol At Over Three-Year Peak
2018-01-16 05:35:14 Diesel prices have touched a record high of Rs 61.88 per litre in Delhi and petrol prices already crossed Rs 71 to a three-year high as international oil rates continue to rally. Petrol price rose to Rs 71.27 per litre in Delhi on Tuesday - the highest since August 2014, according to the daily fuel price list of state-owned oil firms   Read More ...
(LEAD) Hyundai workers approve 2nd tentative wage deal
2018-01-16 04:05:35 (ATTN: REWRITES throughout; COMBINES Kia's tentative wage agreement story) SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- Unionized workers at Hyundai Motor Co. have approved the second tentative wage deal for 2017, concluding the long-drawn-out negotiations, the carmaker's union said Tuesday. In a vote held on Monday at Hyundai's main plant in Ulsan, 414 kilometers southeast of Seoul, the 49,667-member union chose to accept the revised wage package offered by the company, a union statement said   Read More ...
Hyundai unveils all-new Veloster at Detroit auto show
2018-01-16 04:05:15 SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. has unveiled the fully revamped Veloster hatchback and the high-performance Veloster N model at the Detroit motor show, the company said Tuesday. The launch of the quirky three-passenger-door coupe comes as the carmaker actively promotes its new electric, semi-autonomous and high-performance models at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, also known as the North American International Auto Show, which launched over the weekend and runs through Jan   Read More ...
New Jetta, SUVs and peek at future cars at Detroit auto show
2018-01-16 03:46:00 DETROIT (AP) -- It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market. But there are plenty of other vehicles at the show, which is one of the industry's largest. Mercedes and BMW have new SUVs, while several Japanese automakers are showing off prototypes of future vehicles   Read More ...
Brawny pickups and SUVs main attractions at Detroit auto show
2018-01-16 02:07:33 DETROIT – It’s the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market. But there are plenty of other vehicles at the show, which is one of the industry’s largest. Mercedes and BMW have new SUVs, while several Japanese automakers are showing off prototypes of future vehicles   Read More ...
Engineering students launch 3 race cars
2018-01-15 18:22:02 Ashwa Racing, a brand under Ashwa Mobility of RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru, on Saturday launched three new race cars on the combustion (AMF RZX8- CO), hybrid (AMF X8-HY) and electric (AMF-RZX8 -ELE) platforms for the 2018 race season. Undergraduate students, who conceived, designed and build formula race cars, would be competing in national and global events in the coming months   Read More ...
Когда Toyota Camry 70-ка появится в Казахстане
2018-01-15 16:43:16 Новое поколение седана Toyota Camry с индексом XV70, презентация которого состоялась еще в июне прошлого года, появится в странах СНГ до конца 2018 года. Об этом сообщают Kolesa со ссылкой на российские СМИ. Впрочем, информации о точной дате, ценах и комплектации автомобиля пока нет. "Весьма вероятно, что производиться новинка для стран СНГ, в том числе и Казахстана, будет на заводе в Toyota в Санкт-Петербурге   Read More ...
Fuel prices hit new record; Diesel at Rs 61.74/L, petrol Rs 71.18/L
2018-01-15 14:45:45 Diesel prices have touched a record high of Rs 61.74 per litre and petrol prices have crossed Rs 71 as international oil rates continue to rally.   Read More ...