Bajaj likely to launch Pulsar NS160 by July

ndian automobile manufacturing company Bajaj is expected to launch its new Pulsar NS160 by July. According to reports, the motorcycle, which has begun reaching dealerships, is said to sport a BS-IV compliant 150cc oil-cooled engine, a five-speed gearbox etc. Notably, Pulsar NS160 is likely to be priced at Rs 1 lakh in India.

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Honda working on 2018 Amaze

Japanese automaker Honda is reportedly working on second-generation Amaze and is planning to launch it in 2018. According to reports, the new Amaze is said to sport a 1.5 diesel motor, an updated infotainment system and a console for climate control. Notably, Honda is expected to unveil the sedan at Auto Expo in Greater Noida next year.

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Endeavour's manual variant discontinued in India

Ford India has reportedly discontinued the manual transmission models of its Endeavour in India. According to reports, Ford India website list only shows three models belonging to the automatic variants. Interestingly, Ford had earlier announced that it might reveal Endeavour's facelift sometime in 2018.

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Honda Activa, Unicorn to see 3-5% price cut after July 1

Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda is expected to slash the prices of Activa and Unicorn by 3-5% after GST roll-out July 1. According to reports, other top automakers, including Hero, Suzuki, Yamaha and TVS Motors are also said to reduce the prices of their scooters and bikes. Notably, Bajaj and Royal Enfield had already cut the prices of their motorcycles.

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Royal Enfield announces discounts on its motorcycles

Indian motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has reportedly started offering GST-linked discounts on its motorcycles under 350cc. According to reports, the motorcycles with up to 350cc cubic capacity will attract 28 per cent of tax under the GST tax structure. Notably, Royal Enfield Classic 350, Bullet 350 and Bullet ES motorcycles fall under this category.

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Ford India discontinues two variants of Endeavour

Automaker Ford India has reportedly discontinued two variants of its popular SUV Endeavour. According to reports, the Trend variants with 2.2 litre engine and manual transmission and 3.2 litre motor and automatic transmission have been discontinued. Notably, Ford is expected to launch a new facelifted version of Endeavour in 2018 with cosmetic updates.

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Honda India to launch new utility two wheeler

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) reportedly sent an invite for its all-new offering that will be launched on Wednesday. The two-wheeler maker's invite points towards a utilitarian offering targeted at rural markets. The company has kept details on the upcoming offering are well under wraps.

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Jeep starts pre-bookings for Compass SUV

American automaker Jeep has reportedly started the pre-bookings for its upcoming Compass. According to reports, the SUV, which is likely to be priced between Rs 18 - 25 lakh, can be booked at an advance amount of Rs 50,000. Notably, Compass features a 1.4-litre petrol or a 2-litre diesel engine, 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic gearbox, four-wheel-drive system, etc.

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Indian Railways in plans to make Rajdhani 30% more faster

According to reports, the Indian Railways is expected to propose to make Rajdhani Express commuting on Mumbai and Howrah lines faster by 30%, making the travel between Delhi-Mumbai to complete in as many as 12 hours, compared to the existing 16 hours. In this case, the Rajdhani is expected to run at its top speed of 200 km/h. Notably, this comes after the recent launch of Tejas Express with up to 200 km/h speed.

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Hyundai to launch 2017 Verna by August end

South Korean multinational automaker Hyundai is expected to launch its new 2017 Verna by the end of August 2017. According to reports, the upcoming sedan is likely to feature a 1.4 litre petrol motor or a 1.6 litre diesel engine with manual transmission, LED tail lamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, anti-lock braking system, dual airbags, 8-inch infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay apps.

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Royal Enfield unveils two new custom

Indian automaker Royal Enfield has reportedly showcased two new custom builds, Surf Racer and Gentleman Brat at the Wheels and Waves Festival in France. According to reports, Surf Racer looks similar to Continental GT, while Gentleman Brat is based on RE Himalayan. Notably, Royal Enfield has collaborated with UK-based Sinroja Motorcycles to develop the custom builds.

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Volkswagen unveils sixth generation Polo

German automaker Volkswagen on Friday reportedly unveiled the sixth generation of the Volkswagen Polo in Berlin. The new generation of Polo reportedly offers an increase in boot size and also more space for driver and passengers. Apart from that, the new Polo also comes with a host of new features like adaptive cruise control, optional keyless access and semi-automated park assist system.

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Hyundai to launch 2017 Verna in August

South Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai has reportedly announced that it would launch its 2017 Verna in India in August. According to reports, the sedan will sport a new dashboard, re-designed cabin, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, anti-lock braking system, dual airbags, etc. Notably, Verna was earlier spotted testing in Chennai roads.

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Ducati discontinues Scrambler, Monster 821 in India

Italian automobile manufacturing company Ducati has temporarily discontinued its Scrambler, Monster 821 and Panigale 1299 motorcycles in India. According to reports, the company’s sudden move comes due to the implementation of BS IV emission norms. Notably, Ducati had earlier provided discounts the BS III models of these motorcycles.

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CCI imposes Rs 87 crore fine on Hyundai Motors India

According to reports, the Competition Commission of India has imposed Rs 87 crore penalty on South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai over unfair business practices on providing discounts for cars. Reportedly, the CCI found Hyundai guilty of imposing arrangements upon its dealers, which are in violation of provisions of the Competition Act. The company has been directed to cease from such anti-competitive practices.

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BMW unveils 2018 6 Series Gran Turismo

German luxury car maker BMW has reportedly unveiled its new 2018 6 Series Gran Turismo. According to reports, the luxury sedan, which is set to make its first public appearance at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, will come in 2.0-litre or 3.0-litre petrol engine and a 3.0-litre diesel motor variants. Notably, Gran Turismo will also sport a 8-speed automatic gearbox, touchscreen infotainment system, LED headlights with LED DRLs etc.

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BMW starts production of new 5 Series sedan

German luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has reportedly begun the production of its new 5 Series sedan in India. According to reports, the sedan is manufactured at a plant in Chennai and the company’s Chennai plant MD Jochen Stallkamp has said that BMW 5 Series would further increase their momentum in the Indian luxury car segment. Notably, the sedan is set to be launched on June 29.

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Ducati launches two superbikes in India

Italian sports bike maker, Ducati has reportedly launched a naked superbike Monster 797 in India on Wednesday. According to reports, Monster 797 has been launched for a price of Rs. 7.77 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Ducati also launched another tourer Multistrada 950 for the price of Rs. 12.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Triumph launches new street bike

Triumph Motorcycles India on Tuesday launched its Street Triple superbike. According to reports, the street triple has been launched for a starting price of Rs. 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This new naked Triumph Street Triple reportedly sports an all-new engine, updated suspension and a lighter chassis. Notably, the street triple is also the lightest bike in its class with a dry weight of 166 kg.

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Hyundai unveils its new Kona subcompact SUV

South Korean automaker Hyundai has reportedly unveiled its new subcompact SUV Kona built for the US and the European markets. According to reports, the company is set to showcase Kona at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Notably, Kona is said to feature a 2-litre MPI petrol engine and a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel motor with a six-speed manual gearbox.

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