Skoda and Volkswagen Group India open new technology centre in Pune

Skoda and Volkswagen Group India open new technology centre in Pune -250 new jobs created for the targeted development of local skills -VW and Skoda to invest around 250 million euros in R&D for INDIA 2.0 Skoda India and Volkswagen today opened a new technology centre in Pune, India. At the new Technology Centre, 250 engineers will develop vehicles tailored to the needs of customers in the subcontinent. To ensure maximum market proximity, Skoda aims to achieve radical localisation of 95 percent, meaning that almost all vehicle components will be…

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Highest selling cars of India in 2018

We saw the highest selling cars in India in 2016 and then in 2017. As the Indian automotive sector is ready to welcome the changed of 2019 we take a look back at all the cars that found the highest takers in the previous year. These are the cars that made a mark in the Indian car market. And looking at these numbers gives us an insight into automotive consumer behaviour in the country. So here is a detailed report of the highest selling cars of Indian in 2018. 1. …

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New Tax Laws And Rising Prices Likely To Squeeze Out Many New Car Shoppers

Lafayette – Circa April 2018: Local Ford Car and Truck Dealership. Ford sells products under the Lincoln and Motorcraft brands XIIGETTY On a frigid Sunday morning in downtown Detroit, economists from Cox Automotive threw icy cold water on consumers’ hopes of swinging a brand new vehicle this year. But don’t blame the messengers. They were simply reviewing for reporters how the combination of rising new vehicle prices and a change in federal tax withholding laws could simply put factory-fresh cars and trucks out of reach for many consumers, sending them…

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Hyundai Kona EV continues testing in India

Hyundai unveiled the all-new Kona crossover in 2017 and within a year’s time, the Kona EV came along. The Korean carmaker will be launching the Kona in India this year with plans to bring the electric version in limited numbers to our shores. Ahead of that, CarWale reader Triyank Mittal spotted the Kona EV undergoing testing on Mathura road in Delhi. Hyundai Kona is a Creta-sized crossover and the first all-electric product in its segment. Appearance wise, the electric Kona gets subtle changes over the conventional car like the exclusive…

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Next generation Maruti Suzuki Wagon R ZXi AMT/AGS variant interiors spied

-Will be offered only with the 1.2-litre engine -Beige and black interiors -Touchscreen system will be one of the main highlights of this top-of-the-line model Ahead of its debut in the Indian car market, the top-of-the-line Maruti Wagon R ZXi AMT variant has been spied at a dealership yard. This is the first time that Maruti Suzuki is introducing a ZXi variant for its iconic tallboy and it will only be offered with the 1.2-litre K-Series engine. This new top spec model gets a beige and black setup with the…

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Laureti Dion-X to arrive in 2021, built in India e-SUV to cost Rs 40 lakhs

India is stepping up to the world in terms of electric cars as well with car makers announcing India-built electric cars for the local market one after the other. The latest in the line is a London-based enterprise, Laureti, that has announced their plans to build their Dion-X SUV in India starting 2021. Led by Emmanuel Laurent and Marcus Paleti, Laureti’s focus is on the European and Indian electric market. The London-based company has already developed their flagship SUV, the Dion-X, and has begun testing the same. As a part…

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Nissan unveils ‘See the invisible’ tech at CES

– Technology maps a 360-degree virtual space around the car – It can also monitor the people inside the vehicle by using interior sensors Nissan has been making huge waves when it comes to autonomous and connected car technologies and this time at the upcoming CES trade show, Nissan will unveil its future vision for a vehicle that helps drivers “see the invisible” by merging both real and virtual worlds, creating the ultimate connected-car experience. Invisible-to-Visible, or I2V, is a future technology created through Nissan Intelligent Mobility. I2V aims to…

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Volvo’s Polestar 2 teased as brand’s first pure electric vehicle

Polestar – the newfound carmaker which formerly was the performance division for Volvo – has teased their second upcoming vehicle called the 2. The 2 is the first fully-electric model after the long-range hybrid Polestar 1. The 1 is slated to hit production line in late-2019. The 2, on the other hand, will be revealed in the coming weeks, says Polestar. Details divulged by the Gothenburg-based carmaker points to the fact that the 2 is a ‘four-door fastback’ with 400bhp and 300miles (around 480kilometres) of range. The 2 will also…

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