Fast Track Read the Latest in Auto News Car and Bike Reviews New Arrivals Test Drive Reports • Watch Videos • Fasttrack Column in Onmanorama en Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:20:51 GMT A 'Nedumpally' miniature jeep that has caught the attention of Anand Mahindra | Video Arunkumar is famous for having made many such small models, including that of the auto ‘Sundari’ from the movie ‘Aye Auto’ starring Mohanlal. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 00:35:22 GMT Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote Opposition politician Alexei Navalny had a different view and called the vote an illegitimate and illegal show designed to legalise Putin's presidency for life. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:12:04 GMT Undeterred by COVID-19, Lexus India to launch 3 new models Lexus India said it would bring in three models this year--the flagship hybrid electric car LC 500h coupe, and the new variants of the ES 300h Exquisite and the NX 300h Exquisite. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 00:37:04 GMT Govt plans sops for auto companies to boost exports The incentives would be based on the sales value of vehicles or components and eligible companies would need to meet certain conditions. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 02:35:44 GMT New Mahindra Thar set to get a diesel automatic variant The new changes are likely to make the Thar a bit more expensive. Sun, 28 Jun 2020 12:12:51 GMT After Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi drives home luxury Toyota MPV Vellfire Aimed at redefining the luxury MPV segment, the Vellfire was launched in India on February 26. Sat, 27 Jun 2020 04:39:07 GMT Maruti Suzuki rolls out loyalty rewards programme for customers The loyalty programme Maruti Suzuki Rewards- will cover all passenger vehicle customers from Arena, Nexa and True Value outlets. Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:56:23 GMT 7-seater Grand Compass in the works, could be a game changer for Jeep It is likely to be launched in Brazil in 2021 and later in India and other markets. Sun, 21 Jun 2020 14:27:23 GMT KTM 390 test drive: Get ready for the 'Adventure' The 390 is a miniature version of the 790 Adventure. However, a split-style, full-LED headlight and an adjustable windshield give it a different look. Sun, 21 Jun 2020 00:41:39 GMT Supercar scrapyard: No car should meet this fate In Dubai, which is a paradise for supercars, there is a dumping ground meant only for the abandoned expensive cars. Sat, 20 Jun 2020 11:54:15 GMT A never-before seen three-wheeler Maruti | Video Titled 'Mini 800', Magneto 11 has posted the first video of the project on YouTube. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 00:52:17 GMT Tata Motors to lay off 1,100 Jaguar Land Rover jobs after Covid-19 hits earnings Tata Motors expects to save 5 billion pounds in costs by March 2021 at its Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) unit, the Indian automaker's Chief Financial Officer PB Balaji said on Monday, adding 3.5 billion pounds of the savings had already been achieved. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 05:21:00 GMT Now, e-court, PoS machines to ensure traffic violators pay their dues Hundred enforcement vehicles of the Motor Vehicles Department have been provided with Android-based point of sale devices. Sun, 14 Jun 2020 08:11:32 GMT Maruti drives in BS-VI compliant Celerio S-CNG version The Celerio S-CNG variants are priced at Rs 5.36 lakh, Rs 5.61 lakh and Rs 5.68 lakh. Sat, 13 Jun 2020 12:58:46 GMT Not just caravans, even a Mahindra Bolero can have a toilet | Video Ojes Automobiles at Kothamangalam has fitted the toilet inside the Mahindra Bolero. Sat, 13 Jun 2020 02:00:57 GMT BMW launches new version of X6 priced at Rs 95 lakh A range of optional features include laser light, head-up display, panorama glass roof sky lounge among others. Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:11:27 GMT Three and five-year motor insurance package scrapped The consumer can soon opt for a package that includes a one-year own damage cover and long-term third-party cover or an own-damage cover separately. Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:10:22 GMT Fortuner facelift makes global debut, to come to India early next year The biggest change in the interior is the new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Sun, 07 Jun 2020 00:51:11 GMT Kia Sonet to make history with clutchless manual transmission Aimed at repeating the success of the Seltos, Kia is set to bring the Sonet with a clutchless manual transmission. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:24:07 GMT Honda City to come now in a hatchback avatar Honda is getting its production facilities up and running, and the launch of the new City is expected soon. Sat, 06 Jun 2020 00:31:42 GMT Isn't that a Swift? Watch the popular hatchback's exciting stunts The Sports model is much more stronger and stylish than the Swift available in India. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:26:46 GMT After lockdown relaxations, Kerala's vehicle sales in the fast lane People are well aware that social distancing would be necessary for quite a long time to come to prevent the coronavirus infection. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 03:34:07 GMT Mercedes-Benz launches top-end variants of GLE LWB The new GLE 450 4MATIC LWB has a power of 367 hp and can accelerate from 0-100 km/hour in 5.7 seconds Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:22:22 GMT Hyundai Sonata 2020 is a stunner, but when will it arrive in India? Hyundai has carried over just the name, the rest are all new; even the design language is brand new. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 06:04:17 GMT Meet the long-forgotten 'Aravind', a car made in Kerala Here is the story of the second Aravind that ought to find a place in the history of the automobile industry in India. Tue, 02 Jun 2020 08:03:13 GMT Arrival, rise and fall of Premier Automobiles and its enduring vehicles in India Fargo was a station wagon, which means there are no similar car in the market now to compare with. Sat, 30 May 2020 10:22:25 GMT Tech-loaded new Bullet to get Bluetooth, navigation The Meteor 350 is seen as the successor to the Thunderbird 350. It will be built on Royal Enfield's brand new J-platform. Sat, 30 May 2020 00:46:16 GMT These are the essential items to include in your car's first aid kit How many people know that a first aid kit is mandatory in any type of vehicle? Here is a must-have list. Fri, 29 May 2020 00:38:07 GMT Aston Martin confirms Mercedes boss Moers will replace CEO Palmer Germany's Daimler AG owns a 5% stake in Aston Martin and supplies the carmaker with Mercedes-AMG engines. Tue, 26 May 2020 10:35:12 GMT Toyota to resume manufacturing operations from Tuesday After weeks of lockdown and partial lifting of restrictions across the country, the company will re-start production at the facility from May 26. Mon, 25 May 2020 12:14:48 GMT Do you know these basic rules of driving? You might be knowing most of it, but there is no harm in reading them once. So, during these lockdown times, we can learn some traffic rules and regulations. Sun, 24 May 2020 14:11:13 GMT Bajaj Dominar 250 test drive: An affordable performer It almost retains the look of its bigger cousin but is cheaper and that is its USP. Sun, 24 May 2020 01:55:59 GMT Fiat Millecento, the oldie of Kottayam that has run 6.43 lakh km Even today, it is the senior-most member of the family and is in the forefront of all functions of the family since the past five decades. Sat, 23 May 2020 16:22:29 GMT Driving during times of coronavirus? Here is all you need to know Here is a lowdown on what all you need to know when travelling in a vehicle. Sat, 23 May 2020 02:57:32 GMT Lightning speed, super style: Ludicrously fast hyper cars of world Here we present you five of the fastest super sports cars of the world. Fri, 22 May 2020 09:24:17 GMT Nissan Kicks gets 1.3L turbo petrol engine, X-Tronic CVT gearbox Apart from a CVT gearbox, the car will also get a new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine. Fri, 22 May 2020 08:55:07 GMT Hyundai launches 'spirited new' version of Verna It also features the company's advanced connectivity solution 'Blue Link' services which will be complimentary for first three years. Wed, 20 May 2020 07:26:24 GMT Renault launches AMT version of Triber in India The three variants of the Triber EASY-R AMT is priced at Rs 6.18 lakh, Rs 6.68 lakh and Rs 7.22 lakh respectively. Mon, 18 May 2020 07:57:45 GMT Vehicles with non-functional FASTag to be charged double toll fee Before this amendment, the user of vehicle was to pay twice on the fee plaza only if the vehicle didn't carry the FASTag and entered in dedicated lane for the tag. Mon, 18 May 2020 04:53:07 GMT Porsches, popcorn and social distancing at Dubai drive-in cinema VOX Cinemas says viewers will be limited to two per car at the open-air venue, which opens on Sunday and can accommodate up to 75 cars at a time. Sun, 17 May 2020 11:29:35 GMT Skoda to bring Vision IN to take on Creta and Seltos The Vision In will be built on Volkswagen's MQB A0 IN platform and have 4,256 mm length and 2,671 mm wheelbase. Sun, 17 May 2020 09:48:16 GMT New Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Same but different too The makeover will help the Creta to take on its sibling that is galloping in India. Sat, 16 May 2020 09:13:40 GMT From KL 01 to KL 79: the registration numbers and places in Kerala New series of vehicle registration code (KL-01) with letters and digits were allotted to each district with effect from 1989. Sat, 16 May 2020 00:54:09 GMT BMW launches 8 Series Gran Coupe, M8 Coupe in India The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is powered by a 3-litre, 6-cylinder in-line BSVI petrol engine. This is the most luxurious sports coupe ever built by BMW. Fri, 15 May 2020 00:44:19 GMT Maruti Suzuki paves way for Toyota Motor to launch its own Vitara Brezza This will result in incremental sales for the company, MSI said in a regulatory filing. Wed, 13 May 2020 14:36:49 GMT Tesla's Musk delays release of Roadster sports car Talking with stand-up comic Joe Rogan, the billionaire also doubled down on his critique of stay-at-home orders imposed by US states to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Sat, 09 May 2020 07:19:50 GMT Amid lockdown, Mahindra launches online sales platform Dealerships have upgraded their procedures and processes and are trained to minimise physical contact, it noted. Sat, 09 May 2020 02:22:04 GMT MG Motor to sanitise 4,000 police vehicles across India The company is undertaking complete car sanitisation including fumigation, car wash, cabin refresh and sanitisation of high touch points of police vehicles. Tue, 05 May 2020 11:28:44 GMT A mini fire tender that runs on two wheels! The Water Mist Bullet, which will come handy for the force in any difficult circumstances, reached the district last week. Sun, 03 May 2020 09:04:12 GMT This electric Amby could put newgen cars to shame Though not under production since long, even now, the Ambassador owns a pride of place among our favourite cars. Sat, 02 May 2020 11:35:23 GMT New Honda City is coming, here are the key features A new City will always be an all-new car, complete with a new platform. Fri, 01 May 2020 08:53:34 GMT COVID-19 Lockdown: Maruti sells zero units in domestic market in April The company exported 632 units from Mundra port following resumption of port operations. Fri, 01 May 2020 05:21:30 GMT New version Nissan 'Kicks' to be launched in India The 1.3-litre four-cylinder, turbo-charged, petrol engine can deliver 156 PS power. Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:34:19 GMT New Hyundai Verna comes with five segment-first features Hyundai is known for introducing segment-first features in its vehicles. Right from its small car i10 to the bigger ones, it has followed the same game plan. Wed, 29 Apr 2020 12:33:56 GMT One engine, 24 cars and five companies: India says good bye to its national engine If Maruti, Tata, Chevrolet and Fiat were rival carmakers in India, there was one factor that linked all of them together - the 1.3-litre, Multijet diesel engine. Sat, 25 Apr 2020 07:42:29 GMT Jawa Perak test drive: India's most-affordable Bobber The Perak was introduced during the first anniversary of Jawa's comeback. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 07:03:08 GMT This corona was just a Toyota a few decades ago! The Toyota Corona went off the roads long ago. Otherwise the car would have become a victim to the fury of people exasperated by the pandemic of the same name these days! Fri, 24 Apr 2020 01:05:21 GMT COVID-19: MG Motor offers 100 Hector SUVs, with fuel and drivers, for frontline workers The carmaker will provide 100 Hector SUVs free-of-cost to support the national effort to overcome COVID-19. Thu, 23 Apr 2020 04:41:39 GMT Jaguar I-PACE EV400 wins top South African accolade It was also the first time that the title was bagged by an electric car in the 34-year history of the awards organised by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists. Wed, 22 Apr 2020 05:15:09 GMT Volvo, Daimler tie up to develop fuel cell for trucks The two firms said that they will be equal partners in the new enterprise. Tue, 21 Apr 2020 09:06:48 GMT What is NCAP that crash tests vehicles? Here is a glimpse into the tests of NCAP that have become a key valuation benchmark for vehicle safety for manufacturers and consumers. Sat, 18 Apr 2020 09:57:08 GMT Amid lockdown, Tata Motors launches platform to purchase car online This platform has been integrated with all Tata Motors dealers from more than 750 outlets across the country and will also offer vehicle home delivery for customers at a later date. Fri, 17 Apr 2020 00:44:24 GMT Coronavirus: Logos of carmakers maintain social distancing Requesting people to give a break to their vehicles, the carmakers have even tweaked their logos creatively to send the message home. Wed, 22 Apr 2020 05:17:14 GMT Volvo Cars India extends warranty on its cars till May 31 The company had closed all dealerships and allowed work from home to protect its customers and employees against the pandemic. Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:40:32 GMT Renault shifts to all-electric cars for China The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan forced the factory to shutter, just as Renault was wrestling with slowing growth worldwide Tue, 14 Apr 2020 11:23:10 GMT 5-door Suzuki Jimny for India? Production in Gujarat, cost under Rs 10 lakh | Video Maruti is planning to make 4,000 to 5,000 units of Jimny a month. Sat, 11 Apr 2020 03:20:01 GMT Harley-Davidson unleashes coastal cult cruiser Low Rider S to wow Indian fans The new model comes powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine (1,868 cc) which generates a power of 93 PS of power. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 06:36:59 GMT Under lockdown, vehicles need some good care If you want the vehicle to run smoothly after 21 days of lockdown, you need to take care of these things now itself. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 01:11:35 GMT Nissan likely to launch its Patrol in India soon In India the Patrol will be up against the Lexus LX and the Toyota Land Cruiser and could have a price tag of around Rs 1.5 crore. Wed, 08 Apr 2020 06:29:35 GMT Madhuri Dixit's custom Innova Crysta trumps even Benz in luxury quotient The modifications have been carried out on the petrol automatic version of the Innova Crysta. Tue, 07 Apr 2020 01:27:56 GMT Travel plans aborted in Azerbaijan, Keralite gets Apache RR310 from TVS | Video Instead of the RTR 2004V that was his companion during the journey, TVS has presented him a new motorcycle. Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:38:20 GMT Malayali's revolutionary tech: An electric bike with gear Dr Jino Joy Thomas can be credited with discovering a technology that could convert a traditional internal combustion engine into an electric one. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 11:03:47 GMT Planning to buy a gift for your wife? Try this custom-built Mahindra TUV 300 Named TUV300 Stinger, it was the customisation wing of Mahindra that modified the vehicle for the Sanghvis. Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:19:03 GMT Toyota bids farewell to Etios, Corolla Altis Toyota said it withheld sales by 50 per cent for the month of March 2020, just ahead of the 21 days national lockdown declared by the Government of India in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:44:21 GMT India switches to world's cleanest petrol, diesel with no increase in prices Leapfrogging from BS-IV grade fuel straight to BS-VI grade, equivalent to Euro-VI fuel, petrol and diesel would have resulted in an up toRe 1 per litre increase in cost but oil companies decided against passing this on to consumers and instead adjusted it against the reduction warranted from international oil prices plummeting to a 17-year low. Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:28:48 GMT Isuzu defers launch of BS-VI vehicles to 2nd quarter of 2020-21 India will adopt the stricter BS-VI emission norm from April 1, transitioning from BS-IV. Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:34:31 GMT This electric Ambassador runs 100 km in a single charge, costs Re1 per km A team of youngsters is behind this successful venture that has installed an electric heart to the iconic Ambassador at a time when cars are going the electric way. Sun, 29 Mar 2020 06:21:28 GMT Coronavirus lockdown: Tata Motors extends free service, warranty period All Tata Motors workshops will ensure that the customers have been informed of this extension, the company said in a statement. Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:32:24 GMT Tata Nexon EV test drive: compact size, good range Can the Nexon EV work wonders for Tata? Here's the test drive report. Sat, 28 Mar 2020 04:47:34 GMT Follow these car care tips during coronavirus lockdown When the car remains idle for such a long period, you need to take some precautions. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 06:37:42 GMT Fuel bunks in Kerala begin supply of BS-VI fuel Before making the switch to more eco-friendly fuel, the oil companies had collected the samples and conducted tests. All pumps cleared the tests. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 01:27:13 GMT Rolls-Royce reveals Dawn Silver Bullet collection car The Silver Bullet replaces the standard Dawn's two back seats with titanium, metallic silver buttresses. Sun, 22 Mar 2020 04:07:36 GMT Mohanlal opts for 2020, not favourite no 2255, for his Toyota Vellfire His favourite registration number 2255, which is reminiscent of his dialogue from the iconic film Rajavinte Makan - 'my phone number is 2255'. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:59:53 GMT The new Volkswagen T-Roc SUV priced at Rs 19.99 lakh in India The T-Roc comes with a five-star EURO NCAP rating for adult and child occupants. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 00:52:45 GMT How Balagopal's car became the first and second BMW 330i in Kerala Though his was the first booked BMW 330i in Kerala, since Balagopal waited for his chosen colour of portimao blue, it became the second one to be delivered. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:26:04 GMT Force to unveil new van, launch likely this year Equipped with several segment first features and safety gear, the vehicle could be launched by the end of the year. Sun, 15 Mar 2020 11:19:21 GMT Piaggio showcases electric Vespa 'made for India' Coming with a round headlamp, the scooter is a combination of retro and modern design elements. Sat, 14 Mar 2020 11:47:37 GMT For Rs 25,000, hire a gold Rolls-Royce and stay in a resort | Video You can travel 300 km in the Phantom and get a free stay in Oxygen Resort. Fri, 13 Mar 2020 05:01:41 GMT Electric revolution spreads to bikes too: Hero launches AE-47 The AE-47 gets a 3.5kWh lithium ion battery pack, which provides a range of 85 km in the power mode and 160 km in the eco mode. Sun, 08 Mar 2020 14:36:22 GMT Mercedes drives in luxury camper Marco Polo at Rs 1.38 crore The vehicle is available in a four-seat or a six-seat layout. Sat, 07 Mar 2020 04:04:04 GMT The Beast, Bugatti, Porsche among this Keralite's miniature car collection Once Vineeth gets his hands on the car, he would take it down piece by piece to get a more clear picture on its making. Sun, 01 Mar 2020 08:07:29 GMT RFID-enabled tags to fast-track fuel purchase too All you have to do is to drive up to the petrol pump with the tag visibly put up on your vehicle. Sun, 01 Mar 2020 04:36:32 GMT Another rival for Innova: Haima unveils 7X with Maserati looks Slim headlamps, blacked-out pillars, taillamps and spoilers all enhance the looks of the vehicle. Sat, 29 Feb 2020 09:40:16 GMT A 'made in Cherthala' German vintage car GI sheet was used to build the body and the tyres came from an old Bajaj auto. Sat, 29 Feb 2020 04:03:06 GMT Maruti Suzuki launches petrol version of Vitara Brezza The BS-VI petrol Vitara Brezza is powered by 1.5 litre K-series engine with 5-speed manual and automatic transmission options with smart hybrid. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 07:12:12 GMT Here's world's most affordable electric car! Watch video The car's top speed is limited to 102 kmph. The company claims that the car can be charged up to 80% in just 40 minutes. Sat, 22 Feb 2020 17:14:35 GMT Maintain safe distance or else pay up for rear-ending In our rush to reach home or office, people think less about maintaining a safe distance from vehicles in front and end up colliding with the vehicle in front. Sun, 23 Feb 2020 00:50:59 GMT Who is the 'Rubble Master' that is visiting Maradu? The Rubble Master can crush 80 to 350 tonnes of concrete in an hour. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:30:50 GMT Mahindra showcases electric convertible SUV Funster | Video Funster offers an output of 230 kW with a top speed of 200 kmph, clocking 0 to 100 kmph in 5 seconds. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:51:35 GMT India to switch to world's cleanest petrol, diesel from April 1 India will join the select league of nations using petrol and diesel containing just 10 parts per million of sulphur as it looks to cut vehicular emissions that are said to be one of the reasons for the choking pollution in major cities. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:58:12 GMT