Ronak Shah is a reporter for the CarAndBike Show. He joined the CNB team in 2013 as a Researcher, assisting in the production, editing, research and reporting for the show. As a Reporter, Ronak's interests lie in keeping a close eye on the Indian and international automobile markets, studying the business and marketing strategies automobile companies employ and tracking future innovation in electric and green vehicles. His childhood passion for automobiles allows him to happily travel extensively for work, as long as he knows there is a car or a bike waiting for him at the other end to drive!
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In a move to tackle the increasing manufacturing cost of vehicles and constant upward movement of foreign exchange rates, Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced that it will increase prices of its entire product portfolio by up to 3 per cent from January, 2017. A similar price hike was also announced in December, 2015.
Like the Octavia, the Skoda Rapid has also been an underrated car and we strongly believe that the Czech based car manufacturer should have introduced this facelift at least a year ago, but well, better late than never.
Ford is all set to realign its business strategy in India and has announced that the company will open a new global technology and business centre in Chennai. Ford will invest Rs. 1,300 crore in the facility which will serve as a hub for product development, mobility solutions and business services for India and export markets.
Diwali 2016 is just around the corner and this festival of light has proven to be one of the most auspicious occasions to buy a new vehicles. We've already told you about all the discounts offers available on cars and two-wheelers already but here are our top 10 picks.
We drive the new Mahindra e2oPlus, the 4-door version of the home-grown carmaker's popular electric car. Is there more to it than just a couple of extra doors? Let's find out.
Mahindra launches the new e2oPlus electric car in India with prices starting from Rs. 5.46 lakh. it is the 4-door version of the smaller 2-door e2o hatchback.
The third season of the all-electric Formula E Grand Prix commenced in Hong Kong and making folks back home proud was Mahindra as it grabbed the third position in the race final race on Sunday.
Hero MotorCorp has just rolled out its 70-millionth (7 crore) two-wheeler. The milestone comes in just over 30 years of Hero's inception as a two-wheeler manufacturer.
The Chevrolet Spark GT (sold as the Beat in India) which is manufactured in Talegaon, Maharashtra, has failed the Latin NCAP (the New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean) frontal crash test scoring a zero for both adult and child safety.
The luxury car manufacturers announced their global sales report for the month of August 2016 and well expectations were running high as to who is doing better than the other. But from the numbers that have been put out, Mercedes-Benz has topped the sales chart by selling over 1.56 lakh cars globally which saw sales surge by 11.8per cent when compared to August 2015.
German auto component manufacturer ZF Friedrichshafen AG today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the government of Telangana to setup the Indian Technical Centre in Hyderabad.
It was a bad idea to drive through Rajasthan and Gujarat in the blazing summer but well, somethings have to be done and considering that the monsoons hadn't reached Gujarat; there were warnings thrown from all corners of our office. While we knew what was in store, the people warned us about the hot, dry weather which obviously helped us kit ourselves and the car in a...
GST is a single indirect tax that brings most of the taxes and duties imposed on goods, services, sales and consumption of goods and services into one single tax at the national level. How does its implementation work for the Indian auto industry. Here's what the manufacturers have to say.
With one eye on the festive season Japanese manufacturer Toyota will bring in an update on its small hatch Etios Liva and compact sedan Etios.
ZF, the German auto-component manufacturer, will setup its first ever technology centre in Hyderabad which will focus on the company's development in software and mechanical engineering. It was just last month that the company's headquarters in Germany had hinted on setting up a new R&D facility in India
Mercedes-Benz India today rolled out the its 6th product this year - the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43. The open top two-seater comes priced at Rs. 77.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
ZF along with TRW, is the third largest auto component manufacturer in the world. Some of the companies that purchase components from ZF are the VW Group and Jaguar Land Rover as well. It is looking to set up a research facility in India in the near future.
While manufacturers have claimed that its usual business for the companies as of now after Brexit, it is the auto component manufacturers who have expressed their worry. United Kingdom remains a major hub for manufacturers like Robert Bosch GMBh and ZF.
While the temperature in Coimbatore last week remained pleasant, there was a lot of rubber burnt on the city's most famous Kari Motor Speedway race track and the weather Gods too spared us from what was a perfect weekend for racing.
There's a lot that goes on behind closed doors in the automotive fraternity and we've tried to uncover a few of them to basically understand how the processes work. We've gone behind the scenes and interacted with the R&D teams to know more but this one was a special endeavour as it meant going behind the tightly guarded doors of Tata Motors.
We drive the 2017 Audi A3 sedan facelift in the picturesque Autobahn in Germany that is now muscular, chiselled and gets new engine options internationally to boast about.
We drive the new Mercedes-Benz GLS in India before its launch on May 18. Find out what we think about this re-named GL-Class.
The other big news is that Qute has received 1 star Euro NCAP ratings.
There have been various initiatives by the Government of India to promote the of electric vehicles in India but a very few vehicle options available and the prices are not very attractive.
In a bid to increase its market share in the tractor industry, market leader Mahindra & Mahindra has launched its new range of Yuvo tractors.
Globally, the 3rd generation of the Skoda Octavia has reached 1 million units since the company started manufacturing it since 2013.
The third season of Tata T1 Prima racing did not disappoint us and was filled with some serious action, entertainment and of course lot of fun. In its third edition the event has just got bigger and for the first time also featured 12 Indian racers along with the regular International racers.
The 4th edition of the JK Tyre Himalayan drive is India's only T.S.D (Time-Speed-Distance) Cross-Country rally which was held in North Bengal and Bhutan last week. The 5 day rally saw some intense competition with over 25 participants taking part in this years Himalayan drive.
With growing concerns over air pollution in the country, air purifiers are gaining momentum in terms of sales. And Philips' automotive division Lumileds has taken this opportunity to launch an in-car air purifier, the Philips GoPure Compact 110, priced at Rs. 7,999.