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3,072 Ford Fiestas recalled suspecting a faulty part

Diesel Ford Fiestas manufactured between October 2010 and December 2011 will be recalled as Ford suspects installing a faulty part used to start the diesel engine in a car. Continuing the recent trend globally, Ford India has decided to recall … »

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Soaring demand forces Royal Enfield to set up its third plant in Tamilnadu

The latest Royal Enfield manufacturing facility will be its third after having two facilities in Tiruvottiyur and Oragadam. Royal Enfield has seen success in recent times that can make any motorcycle manufacturer around the world jealous of it. After reporting … »

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F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Second title for Hamilton as Rosberg’s challenge grinds to a halt

Mercedes AMG F1′s Lewis Hamilton secured his second Formula 1 drivers title by winning the final round of the 2014 season at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Nico Rosberg, who was his only challenger, finished outside … »

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Audi unveils new styling direction

Audi’s Prologue concept grabbed a lot attention at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept basically showcased what design philosophy Audi will be following in the future. It is not a major overhaul, but the concept does have some … »

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Gaurav Gill and Mahindra seal Indian Rally Championship title

With less than ten days before his 33rd birthday, 2013 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship winner Gaurav Gill added a fourth Indian Rally Championship crown to his resume with a win at the 40th running of the K-1000 rally in … »

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F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Red Bull excluded from qualifying

A winter testing from hell, a disqualification in the opening race, an inability to keep up with Mercedes and their star driver leaving the team after getting thrashed by his teammate. The woes of Red Bull Racing have just been … »

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F1 Abu Dhabi GP: Rosberg beats Hamilton for pole

Mercedes AMG F1′s Nico Rosberg took pole position for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which will decide which driver takes home the 2014 Formula 1 drivers crown and which one returns empty handed. Having trailed F1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton … »

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Formula E Putrajaya: Bird takes dominant win as slow pit stop costs Chandhok

Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird cruised to victory in the second round of 2014/15 Formula E Championship at the Malaysian city of Putrajaya, finishing four seconds ahead of Audi Sport ABT’s Lucas Di Grassi. Bird reeled in pole sitter Oriol Servia … »

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Formula E Putrajaya: Servia takes pole after Prost’s penalty

Nicolas Prost stuck his e.Dams Renault on pole position for second round of the FIA Formula E Championship at the Putrajaya ePrix with a laptime of 1:22.719 around the Malaysian street circuit. However, a 10 place grid penalty for a … »

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F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Friday round-up

The 2014 Formula 1 season comes to a forgone conclusion at the picturesque Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi this weekend with the two Mercedes AMG F1 drivers the only ones in contention for the prestigious crown. And in the … »

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Qoros 3 City SUV unveiled in Guangzhou

The new international car brand, Qoros, revealed its third production car, the Qoros 3 City SUV 1.6T, at the 2014 Guangzhou International Auto Show. Scratching your head and trying to recall if you have ever heard of Qoros? It’s a … »

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Return of the king: Mercedes-Benz brings back Maybach

Mercedes-Benz unveiled and presented their grandest limousine Mercedes-Maybach S-Class in Guangzhou, China, and in Los Angeles, USA. At 5453 mm long and with a wheelbase of 3365 mm, this ultra luxurious Maybach is 20 cm larger in both dimensions than … »

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Ferrari confirm Vettel and Raikkonen 2015 F1 driver line-up

Ferrari confirmed that Fernando Alonso will depart their F1 team following five seasons with the team in which time the Spaniard won 11 races, scored 44 podiums and finished runner-up in the F1 standings three times in the 95 races … »

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Audi A7 Sportback concept goes the hydrogen way

It can cover almost 500 km on one full tank and and its exhaust emits only a few drops of water. Making its debut in the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014, the new Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro uses a … »

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Wraps are off the new Mini Cooper 3- and 5-door

Good things come in small packages and Mini Cooper is the perfect example of this old saying. Mini India launched the 2015 Cooper range, including the 3- and 5-Door variants, and are available at Rs 31.85 lakh and 35.20 lakh, … »

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Bentley Mulsanne drops its top

Bentley claims that the new Grand Convertible (a result of the Bentley Mulsanne losing its top) is the ultimate expression of British automotive luxury. We are quite sure that the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe will have a thing or two … »

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Ford Shelby GT 350 makes a comeback

After being launched almost 50 years ago for the first time, Ford Shelby GT 350 is back, and the bang is louder than ever. There are Mustangs and then there are Shelbys. Some even call them the AMGs of America. … »

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Honda launches HR-V crossover in Thailand

The Honda HR-V crossover was first revealed as a prtotype in Paris. Dubbed as Vezel in Japan, the new compact crossover is now launched closer to home in Thailand. The production model echoes the prototype’s coupé like body shell with … »

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Toyota’s future is here

Toyota unveiled their new fuel cell sedan called Mirai, which means future in Japanese. This four-door sedan has a range of 480 km and an hydrogen tank that can be refilled in less than five minutes. According to Toyota, Mirai … »

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Tech marvel: Volkswagen confirms a 10-speed DSG

At Volkswagen’s 2014 Innovation Workshop, the German giant decided to go to infinity and beyond as they showcased the world’s first 10-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. Ever since since the first Volkswagen dual-clutch gearbox introduced in 2003, the DSG has been … »

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WRC Great Britain: Ogier finishes season with another win

The newly crowned two-time FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) champion Sebastien Ogier scored his eighth win of the 2014 season at the final WRC event of the year in Rally GB behind the wheel of his Volkswagen Polo WRC. The … »

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National Karting Championship: Bafna, Doninson and Aradhya crowned champions

Reporting by: Rachit Thukral The 2014 JK Tyre FMSCI National Karting Championship came to a conclusion at the V-1 track in Visakhapatnam with Ameya Bafna, Ricky Donison and Yash Aradhya clinching the title in their respective categories. Cyclone Hudud may … »

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Aston Martin Lagonda officially unveiled in Dubai

Aston Martin officially unveiled the Lagonda Taraf in Dubai. This is the super sedan’s first public display. Initially, Aston Martin wanted to sell a limited number of Lagonda saloons exclusively to Middle Eastern buyers only, but now the marque car … »

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WEC Bahrain: Toyota takes victory, Buemi and Davidson crowned champions

Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi clinched the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) drivers title on a mixed day for two Toyota cars at the Six Hours of Bahrain. While the #7 TS040 Hybrid driven by Wurz/Sarrazin/Conway celebrated their first … »

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MRF Challenge Bahrain: Bharath on podium again as Cullen and Lauda win

Mathias Lauda, son of former three-time F1 champion Niki, took his first win in the 2014/15 MRF Challenge 2014 round at the Bahrain International Circuit. Lauda held off a late challenge from South African driver Kyle Mitchell to win from … »

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Gerrari’s Waraich ‘getting fit’ for Rainforest Challenge Malaysia

While this year’s inaugural edition of the Rainforest Challenge India pleased participants and onlookers alike, the feeling of contentment was tempered by the fact that there are bigger fish to fry, so to speak. Not only is next year’s event … »

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4×2 AT available at Rs 23.55 lakhs

Most of us might have forgotten Mitsubishi’s presence in India. To remind us that the Pajero lineage is still very much alive, the Japanese carmaker launched the Pajero Sport 4×2 automatic at Rs 23.55 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The 4X4 manual … »

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All new Ford Endeavour to enter India next year

Ford flexes its muscles by unveiling the all new 2015 Ford Everest/the Ford Endeavour, which will go on sale next year, in markets like India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa. Expect this 7-seater SUV to be … »

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WEC Bahrain: Porsche on pole for the penultimate round

Porsche confirmed the supreme one lap pace of the 919 Hybrid by taking pole position for the second race running with a four lap average of 1m 43.145s at the Bahrain International Circuit. As again, it was the #14 car … »

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MRF Challenge Bahrain: Raj Baharat on the podium, Cullen and Moore win on Day 1

The second round of the 2014/15 MRF Challenge saw GP3 driver Ryan Cullen and F4 racer Struan Moore take victories in races one and two respectively at the Bahrain International Circuit on Friday, where the series is playing the role … »

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Mercedes inaugurates its 66th dealership in India

The latest state-of-the-art Mercedes showroom, which is in the city of Nashik, is 13th in Maharashtra. Mercedes-Benz is on a spree. New launches in the recent times and the success stories written by its A-Class and B-Class in India have … »

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Royal Enfield ropes in the guy who gave the world Multistrada

Royal Enfield – one of the most iconic names in Indian automobile industry – has roped in Pierre Terblanche – one of the most respected names in the motorcycle industry worldwide. Royal Enfield is doing everything it can to make … »

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Kawasaki Ninja H2 road-bike Revealed

A lot is being said about the new Kawasaki superbike termed the Ninja H2R. Firstly, it’s got 300bhp, and then it is perhaps the most fascinating bike launch of the year – and it has wings. The legendary bike maker … »

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Out of 1,70,000 Toyota Camrys recalled worldwide, 119 are in India

As a part of the global recall of Toyota Camrys over faulty front suspension, Indian customers benefit too. Toyota is recalling close to 1,70,000 Camrys globally over a faulty ball joint in front suspension that can cause a loss of … »

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A less frugal Mercedes CLA to arrive next year in India

Mercedes-Benz plans to bring out another CLA to India, after the CLA 45 AMG, in the first quarter of 2015. Auto industry is more than just excited to see the latest C-Class that Mercedes-Benz is going to launch sometime in … »

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Toyota decides to get aggressive in India; eyes the affordable car segment

In order to capture a sizeable portion of the market, Toyota has decided to enter the affordable-car segment with Aygo – a sub-4 lakh hatchback Toyota’s market share in India is nothing to be proud of. In fact, it’s not … »

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