Nippon And Blue Bird Automotive Launch New Car Refinish Service In India

Japanese auto component manufacturer- Nippon and India based Blue Bird Automotive have partnered to provide a high-quality car paint job service and car care in India. The JV has started its first facility in Gurgaon by the name of ‘Nippon Express’ and is claiming to repair any dent or scratch on the exterior of a car quicker than any other OEM. The facility is spread across 22,000 sq. ft. which can accommodate up to 15 cars and is equipped with machine colour tools mixing to curate the accurate shade. Sharad…

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Toro Rosso aiming higher with new car and drivers

Faenza, Italy – Toro Rosso expressed confidence in engine partner Honda and a new driver line-up on Monday as it became the second Formula One team to pull the covers off a 2019 car. The Italy-based team, which finished ninth out of 10 last year, presented the STR14 online with no predictions about its performance once the racing starts in Australia on March 17. “As is always the case before the start of a season, it’s too early to say and we don’t want to set a specific target, at…

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UK new car sales fall 1.6 percent in January

LONDON: British new car registrations dropped 1.6 percent last month as a double-digit drop in demand for diesel vehicles continued to weigh down sales, according to data from a car industry body. Sales fell to 161,013 cars, the fifth consecutive month of declines, pulled down by a 20 per cent fall in diesel car registrations, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). “To restore momentum, we need supportive policies, not least on vehicle taxation, to encourage buyers to invest in new, cleaner vehicles that best suit their driving needs,”…

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U.S. government shutdown threatens rollout of new car models: automakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The partial U.S. government shutdown is threatening to delay the roll-out of new vehicle models in the United States by stalling required certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency, automakers said. FILE PHOTO – Newly assembled Ford F150 pick-up trucks are driven off the assembly line during the 100-year celebration of the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan U.S. September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook The shutdown, at 34 days the longest in history, has left over 800,000 federal agency workers without pay and had an impact on…

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STARD gets Ford backing for new World RX car

Manfred Stohl’s STARD World Rallycross team is developing a new Ford Fiesta ST Supercar with support from Ford Performance for 2019. The Vienna-based Austrian firm announced last month that it had retained Latvian driver Janis Baumanisfor a third season, and while it had run a Fiesta Mk7 since entering the series, is now creating a Supercar based on the newest Mk8 iteration of Ford’s hatchback. “For 2019 we took the decision to develop a completely new car, which also gave us the chance to choose a new platform,” said STARD CEO…

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Maruti Suzuki car offers in India in January

Model Year 2019 cars attract discounts ranging from Rs 15,000 – Rs 25,000 – Various exchange bonuses also offered – The discount and exchange bonus is not applicable on the new gen Ertiga The country’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has announced an interesting range of discounts and offers for the Model Year 2019 (MY 2019) stock in the country. The 2019 stock will arrive at dealerships around mid-January. Apart from MY 2019 offers, interested customers can also avail higher discounts on Model Year 2018 cars. Read below to learn…

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New car launches in January 2019

It is that time of the year when most of us would be busy making New Year resolutions and future plans.  Some of the top car manufacturers in the country are planning to start the year on a high new with the launch of five new models, namely – Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, Toyota Camry, Mercedes-Benz V-Class and the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R. Read below to find out more about the new car launches in January 2019. Tata Harrier The much-awaited premium SUV from Tata Motors, the Harrier is…

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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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