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Honda releases first image of 2015 F1 power unit

Honda has revealed the first image of 2015 Formula 1 power unit that the McLaren F1 team will use to compete in the world championship. The return of the company to F1 with McLaren had been announced last year. The … »

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BMW launches R 1200 R

BMW has also launched a naked version of their latest R 1200 RS, and it is labelled as the R 1200 R - a no-nonsense boxer-powered roadster. The styling of the new R appears to have been given a thorough revamp, with … »

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Mercedes Benz GLA Class arrives on Indian soil

The latest member of the very capable German family will be made available to Indian customers with a price tag starting from Rs. 32.75 lacs Just a few hours ago, Mercedes-Benz launched its latest product – the Mercedes Benz GLA … »

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BMW brings back the RS

BMW seems to be filling every single bike segment with products, and their latest offering promises to create an entirely new segment. BMW is bringing back the RS in the new R 1200 RS sports tourer that is hoping to … »

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Formula E to move away from one-make setup from 2015/16 season

The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship’s Chief Executive Officer Alejandro Agag announced plans to allow participating teams greater independence in construction of their vehicles starting from the second season (2015/16) as well the intent for the series to attract “three … »

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GM begins Exports from India

General Motors India has commenced vehicle exports to Chile. The first 140 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats were shipped from the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra on September 25 and they are expected to reach Chile in the next few weeks. The Chevrolet … »

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Max Verstappen to make F1 debut in Japanese GP free practice

Max Verstappen – who turns 17-years-old – tomorrow, will make his Formula 1 debut at the Friday free practice session of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka with Scuderia Toro Rosso. The son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen … »

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McLaren launch Asia Specific 625C

For the first time ever, the legendary British super car maker, McLaren, is introducing its first ever regionally-tailored model – the 625C – exclusively for the Asian market. The C stands for “Club”, and as the name suggests, it is … »

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Shell launches new Motor Oil in India

Shell Lubricants has launched their most advanced motor oil ever, featuring a base oil designed from natural gas. This next generation engine oil has been made available in India and is called Shell Helix Ultra with Shell PurePlus Technology. The Shell Helix Ultra engine … »

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Jopecky wins FIA APRC title for MRF as Gill crashes out

After the first four rounds of the FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) Team MRF Skoda drivers Jan Kopecky – defending FIA European Rally champion – and defending APRC champion Gaurav Gill were seperated by just eight points with both … »

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MotoGP Portugal: Lorenzo wins as others tumble in mixed weather conditions

Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo survived difficult wet/dry conditions at Aragon that caught the likes of world champions Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, among others to take his first victory of the 2014 MotoGP season. At the start, Iannounce shot to the … »

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National Racing: Reddy wraps MRF 1600 title as Keshav takes maiden win

Reported by: Rachit Thukral MRF FORMULA FORD 1600: Reddy wins title as Lee Keshav takes maiden win The 2014 National Racing Championship came to a conclusion today at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida with Tarun Reddy wrapping the … »

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MotoGP Portugal: Marquez returns to pole position at Aragon

MOTOGP: Marquez smashes Aragon lap record After a dismal weekend at San Marino, Marc Marquez(1’47.187) returned to pole position at Aragon, setting a new fastest pole time along the way at the Spanish circuit. Marquez’s outing at the last MotoGP … »

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National Racing: Reddy wins as Naredran wraps up touring car crown

Reported by: Rachit Thukral MRF FORMULA FORD 1600: REDDY CLOSES IN ON TITLE WITH RACE ONE WIN Chennai-born Tarun Reddy looks sets to clinch the MRF Formula 1600 category of National Racing Championship with a lights to flag victory during … »

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Skoda Rapid Facelift Launched

Skoda has today launched the facelifted version of the Skoda Rapid in the Indian market. With the competition stiffening, the facelift was a much needed boost for the Rapid, to enhance its appeal to customers, especially since the festival season … »

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Mercedes reveals 2015 C63 AMG

German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has quietly released pictures and specifications for their upcoming C63 AMG and C63 AMG S models.  From the pictures we can see that the design looks pretty fantastic as the car gets an aggressive body kit … »

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Volkswagen launches new Vento

The German car giant, Volkswagen, has just launched a refreshed version of their entry-level sedan – the Vento. The latest Vento will now be available with the all-new 1.5-litre TDI engines, with 7-Speed DSG Automatic transmission, along with the other 1.6 … »

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Ford India Organizational Changes

American car maker, Ford, has just announced that Vinay Piparsania will take over as Director Marketing, Sales and Service operations at Ford Global Business Services (GBS). Ford Motor Co.’s GBS division provides support to nearly every Ford location around the world in the … »

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Renault Duster 4×4 Launched

The French car maker has had tremendous success with the Duster, and now nearly two years since it was first launched in India, Renault has just  launched the all-wheel drive version of their best selling vehicle in the country. There … »

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Jehan Daruvala takes third in CIK FIA Karting World Championship

After his triumph in the British KF3 Karting Championship last year and the Asia-Pacific KF3 Championship in 2012, 15-year-old Jehan Daruvala from Mumbai continued his progression in kart racing by taking the second runner-up position in the senior category of … »

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F1 Singapore Grand Prix: Hamilton takes championship lead with victory as luckless Rosberg retires

Lewis Hamilton retook the lead in the F1 drivers standings with victory at the Singapore Grand Prix after title rival Nico Rosberg retired from the race with a suspected electrical problem. The title rivals lined up on the first row … »

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Audi take surprise 1-2 finish at rain hit Austin WEC

Audi registered its second straight 1-2 finish in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with the #2 R18 e-tron beating its sister #1 car by nearly a minute in a rain hit six hour race at Austin’s Circuit of … »

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F1 Singapore Grand Prix: Hamilton pips Rosberg in a close fight for pole

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took his sixth pole position of the F1 season in Singapore in a qualifying session that saw the top nine drivers set times within six tenths of a second. After their first run in Q3, both the … »

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Toyota takes easy WEC pole at Austin

Toyota #8 of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) leaders Anthony Davidson, Sebastian Buemi, and Nicolas Lapierre took pole position for the fourth round of the 2014 World Endurance Champion at Austin, beating the factory Porsches by well over a … »

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F1 Singapore Grand Prix: Friday round-up

The Formula 1 fraternity moves to Singapore this weekend for the first of the six flyaway races that conclude the season. Singapore’s Marina Bay Circuit is in direct contrast to Spa and Monza where F1 cars run the lowest downforce … »

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Triumph Thunderbird LT Launched

British bike maker Triumph has further strengthened its presence in the Indian market with the launch of another product. The newest member of the Triumph family to arrive at Indian shores is the Triumph Thunderbird LT, a premium cruiser bike … »

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Ford Refreshes the Figo

The Ford Figo helped the American manufacturer gain a significant market share in the Indian market and now they have decided to refresh its best-selling car for the upcoming festive season. The Figo has been given a new look with … »

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Mercedes AMG GT unveiled

We knew this one was coming for a while, and now the wraps have finally been taken off the successor of the SLS AMG.  Mercedes have billed this car as an everyday sports car, and it certainly looks the part. … »

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Toyota to pilot zero-emission drive in France

Toyota is all set to change the driving experience in Europe as it brings in zero-emissions fleet of its i-ROAD and COMS ultra-compact electric vehicles. These colourful three and four-wheelers will take part in a pilot programme in Grenoble, France. … »

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Rossi takes home victory at MotoGP Misano as Marquez tumbles under pressure

Valentino Rossi returned to winning ways at his home ground in San Marino MotoGP round at Misano (which is actually in Italy) after runaway championship leader Marc Marquez made a mistake during their one-on-one battle for the lead of the … »

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Ogier wins in Australia as Volkswagen seals WRC title

Sebastien Ogier led a Volkswagen podium lockout at the World Rally Championship round in Australia to ensure the German marque secures its second WRC constructors title. Ogier, 30, entered the final leg with a 11.8 seconds advantage over his Finnish … »

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Lorenzo reigns supreme in Misano MotoGP qualifying, Marquez fourth

Jorge Lorenzo took his first pole position of the MotoGP season at the San Marino Grand Prix, beating the Ducati of Andrea Iannone by just 0.051s on a track where has won at the last three occasions. “We knew we … »

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Di Grassi takes Formula E Beijing ePrix win as Prost and Heidfeld collide

Lucas di Grassi became the first ever Formula E winner after race leaders Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld dramatically crashed on the final lap of the 25 lap Beijing ePrix. At the beginning of the race, pole sitter Nicolas Prost … »

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Prost secures first Formula E pole at Beijing

Nicolas Prost will start the first ever Formula E ePrix from pole position, having clocked his e.Dams Renault around the Beijing street circuit in 1:42.200. Twenty Formula E drivers are divided into four equal groups of five drivers each with each … »

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Blaupunkt nullifies warranty on products sold online

Blaupunkt took a bold decision and revoked warranty on its products sold online. This decision will further deepen the tussle between electronic brands and e-commerce. The German car infotainment giant’s major criteria has always been that their sound systems must … »

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Audi Q3 Dynamic Launched

Audi India has launched a new version of their popular compact-SUV, the Q3. Known as the Audi Q3 Dynamic, the the new version is now the flagship model of the Q3 lineup in India. Packed with increased levels of standard … »

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