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Jawa motorcycle launch

Jawa motorcycles in India after 22 years

Classic Legends, the motorcycle arm of Mahindra Group tasked with the revival of two iconic brands -- Britain’s BSA and Czech Jawa...
Volkswagen MQB Pickup

Volkswagen ready with new unibody pick-up

Volkswagen has announced that it will use the Sao Paulo International Motor Show to introduce a new production ready pick-up truck concept.
Rupert Stadler

Rupert Stadler released on bail

Former Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler who has been languishing in prison since June has been released. While the investigation over diesel-emission...
Porsche Macan 2018

Porsche rejigs the Macan for 2018-19

Porsche originally launched the Macan SUV in 2014 and in four years it hasn’t been as charismatic as its bigger sibling. As...
World Premiere of the all-new Volkswagen T-Cross in Amsterdam

Volkswagen launches its smallest all-new T-Cross CUV for global markets

Volkswagen has been eyeing the volume compact crossover segment which has been witnessing robust growth worldwide. It’s a segment that is currently...
BMW Munich Headquarters

Technical limitations preventing BMW to consider a pick-up

Mercedes entered the pick-up market with a borrowed ladder chassis from technical partner Nissan. Will BMW follow suit with help from Toyota?...
2012 Toyota Prius V

Toyota announces new recall of 2.4 million hybrid cars

Japanese car giant Toyota said Friday it is recalling more than 2.4 million hybrid cars over a fault that could cause crashes,...
Oliver Blume Chairman Executive Board Porsche

Porsche says bye-bye to diesel engines

German sports car maker Porsche has said that it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and resulting urban driving bans
2004 7th gen Toyota Celica

Toyota considering Celica or MR2 revival

A new Celica or MR2 could fit the bill perfectly.The public confirmation of Toyota's desire to build a third sports car comes after years of speculation the MR2 was gearing up for a fourth generation
Ferrari Portofino

Ferrari revises business model and forecasts

Ferrari now expects earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization to be in a range of $2.1 bn to 2 bn euros in 2022, Camilleri informed investors on Tuesday.

Ram Dakota replacement confirmed

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed a stablemate for its soon-to-arrive mid-sized Jeep Wrangler pick-up – Dakota.
Lucid Air - Lucid Motors gets Saudi Funding

Lucid Motors gets funding from Saudi Arabia’s investment fund

Start-up Lucid Motor's proposal has impressed Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) which has announced that it has executed a $1 billion investment in the company.
Volkswagen Beetle: "Última Edición"

Volkswagen to retire Beetle in 2019

Currently being produced at the Mexico plant, Volkswagen's Beetle has come to end of its career.
Vinfast SUV

Vietnam launches its first domestically produced models – Vinfast car and SUV

Vingroup, a multibusiness group plans to produce 500,000 vehicles in a 2- and three wheeler dominated country by 2025. It has registered VinFast as the...
Mahindra Thar - Roxor

US agency to investigate Mahindra off road utility Roxor

A federal US regulator has decided to investigate the off-road utility vehicle Indian brand Mahindra, which was launched in Detroit early this year. The decision...

Nissan’s MOVE 2022 strategy focuses on India and KSA

Japanese auto major Nissan announced Thursday plans to hire 1,500 people in India to strengthen R&D and global digital hub while also stating that...
McLaren Senna

McLaren says no to SUVs

Most automakers including the hardcore conservatives have acknowledged that SUVs make a lot of money for the business as it is a dynamic and...
2018 lada 4x4 vision concept 1

Russia’s Lada planning a modern 4-door Niva SUV

Forty two years is a pretty long time for a car’s career. Russia’s original 2-door Lada Niva SUV made its debut in 1976 and...
2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

2020 Mustang to shift to new architecture, AWD possible

Ford’s business model will see drastic changes in the coming years. The car maker has confirmed that all sedan models will be dropped including...
McLaren new regional director Brett Soso

Brett Soso is McLaren’s new regional director for Middle East, Africa and Latin America

Mclaren Automotive has announced the appointment of Brett Soso as the new regional director for its operations in the Middle East, Africa and Latin...