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Only 30% of recalled diesel vehicles rectified till now: Volkswagen

New Delhi: Over a year into the exercise, German auto major Volkswagen has been able to rectify only 30 percent of the 3.4 lakh recalled diesel vehicles it had equipped with defeat device that helped cheat emission tests in India. Volkswagen Group India said the process has been delayed as it involves different brands, engines and models. The company’s headquarter …

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Tata Motors Pilots Electric Bus In Shimla Ahead Of Tourist Rush

Mumbai: Tata Motors started commercial test drive of its first batch of electric buses under the Marcopolo brand in Shimla over the weekend. “Last Friday we successfully piloted our first electric bus in Shimla. It was carried out jointly with the Himachal Road Transport Corporation and the state transport department. “The 9-meter bus, with a seating capacity of 31 people, …

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BS III Models: Bajaj Auto’s Punjab Sub-Dealers On Strike

New Delhi: Over 200 sub-dealers and some dealers of Bajaj Auto in Punjab have stopped selling bikes from April 18 seeking compensation for the unsold BS-III units following the Supreme Court ban on sale of such models. Bajaj has around 40 dealers and over 200 sub-dealers in Punjab, who are sitting over 1,000 BS-III units since the ban came into …

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Royal Enfield opens subsidiary in Brazil

Mumbai: Royal Enfield on Friday inaugurated its first direct distribution subsidiary in the Brazilian capital of Sao Paulo apart from opening its first stand-alone flagship store there. Brazil is the fourth biggest two-wheeler market in the world and this subsidiary there makes the second one for the Eicher Motors-owned twowheeler maker outside the country. Royal Enfield opened its first direct …

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Over 10,000 units impacted by BS-III ban: Ashok Leyland

Chennai: Ashok Leyland today said 10,664 units of its commercial vehicles were impacted by the Supreme Court ban on BS-III vehicles but the financial hit will be minimal as the affected engines would be upgraded for aftermarket sales. The Hinduja flagship firm said the BS-III engines would be upgraded to BS-IV standard using its new intelligent exhaust gas recirculation (iEGR) …

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Honda opens bookings for CBR 1000RR Fireblade superbike

New Delhi: Japanese auto major Honda today announced opening of bookings for the 25th anniversary edition of its flagship super sport motorcycle CBR 1000RR Fireblade with price starting at Rs 17.61 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2017 Fireblade will be imported as completely built unit (CBU) in India and will be available at Honda’s exclusive Wing World outlets located in Mumbai …

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Mahindra KUV100 crosses 50K cumulative sales milestone

New delhi : Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) today said its compact SUV KUV100 has crossed the 50,000 units sales milestone, since its launch in January last year. Launched in a highly competitive segment, the KUV100 has made its presence felt with 50,288 units being sold till date, M&M said in a statement. “We would like to thank our customers for …

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Chevron faces big Australia tax bill after court loss

Energy giant Chevron on Friday lost its appeal in major battle against a Aus$269-million (US$203 million) tax bill in a case that could have global implications for multinationals looking to cut their obligations. The Federal Court ruled in favour of a 2015 decision by the same court that the US giant had minimised its payments through a loan scheme and …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisis

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 went on sale over the counter in South Korea Friday as the world’s biggest smartphone maker seeks to move on from a disastrous handset recall and corruption scandal that has hammered its once-stellar reputation. The device, unveiled in New York last month and a challenge to Apple’s iPhone, is the firm’s first major launch since last …

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Hyundai all new Xcent launched; priced up to Rs 8.41 lakh

New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India on Thursday launched all new version of its compact sedan Xcent priced between Rs 5.38 lakh and Rs 8.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The six petrol variants are priced between Rs 5.38 lakh and Rs 7.51 lakh while the five diesel trims are tagged between Rs 6.28 lakh and Rs 8.41 lakh. “The fast changing trends …

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