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Datsun GO "Nayi Parampara" Ad Is A Hush Up To Car's Misfortunes!


Datsun advertises GO hatch as "Nayi Parampara" or 'New Tradition/ Heritage', but the newly resurrected brand is struggling with low sales and 'cheap car' image in the emerging markets.

Small car TV advertisements in India would be most often ironic, even analogous! Claims of space, comfort, and whooping mileage are a kind of cliche here. Every Maruti Suzuki TVC will have a happy woman/ wife/ girlfriend enjoying the ride and the guy flaunting himself for the car's mileage! Some kind of family romanticism will be invoked in every Maruti ads. Or at least the Hyundai's Eon 'Trend Setter' commercial must prove you how laughable small car TVCs can be.

How Diesel Price Deregulation Unfolds For You Fellas And Auto Industry?

This kind of timing is remarkable! The union government has deregulated the price of diesel, the lifeline of the commercial and utility vehicles, yet, the immediate effect on price was a Rs. 3.37 a litre (ex-Delhi) drop, against the typical "deregulation = price rise" perception. No resilliance to the bold reform, silently carried out at a time when global oil prices have strangely fallen. And so everyone - auto makers, political parties, industrial houses, etc. seems happy. Yet, a good fodder for thought to think about possible repercussions on consumers and the auto industry.

2016 Jaguar XE Is A Flippin’ Big Wildcat To Yell At German Stereotypes


Jaguar XE. This is indeed the most daring Jaguar ever made in the brand's history. Not necessarily because of the standards or excellence of the car in itself, but just because of the segment it is plonked at - the entry-level Luxury/ Sports Sedan - the toughest in terms of volume and the most stereotyped in India and globally too.

Rs.75,000 Fine for Uninsured Car by Draft MV Act May Invite More Bribery


For all those who ply with vehicles either with an expired motor insurance or no insurance at all, it's going to harsh and painful. The proposed Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, if passed by the Parliament without changes, proposes hefty fines for vehicles on road without valid insurance.

IAA 2014 Hanover: International Commercial Vehicles Show This Year

 










The just concluded 65th International Motor Show (IAA) for the CVs seized the whole industry and visiting media folks as the planet’s leading trade fair for transport, mobility and logistics.

Does Turning Off Idle Engine Really Help Save Money?


Yes, this is indeed the question that remained unclear to me for a long time. So I was forced to do some homework to bring some clarity. Greenies and auto experts advise that turning off our car's engine that run idle during traffic signals, any errand, or whatever, would help save fuel and control emissions. PCRA (Petroleum Conservation Research Association) advertises every now and then switch off our engines beyond 15 seconds at traffic lights to reduce our petrol bills. Almost every new car manuals do insist on the same habit for longer car life.

Toyota Etios Cross Is the Most Horrible of All 'Cross'

'Cross Hatch' is the new trend gradually catching up in the present-day automotive scene. Frankly speaking, these 'Cross' versions of popular hatches have nothing heavenly in them. 

Media fellas bark at the Etios Cross whether it would be a game changer among the compact crossovers. But I find it horrible. 

Scania Metrolink vs Volvo 9400: The Swedish Clash

Scania Metrolink

We have now got a new inter-city luxury bus in the multi-axle (6x2) segment, the only rival to the Volvo 9400
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