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Indian brands have been taking to the global markets at a very high rate, this is evident from the fact that after Tata showcases its models at the Indonesian motor show, it's now Mahindra's turn to premier its products for the global market at the Sao Paulo auto show. These models will be launched in the Brazilian markets at a competitive price during the first half 2013.

Tata Motors is upping the ante in the SUV segment of the Indian auto industry. After launching the new Safari Storme last week at a starting price of Rs 9.95 lakhs, they have now launched a stripped down variant of their premium SUV, Aria. New Aria Pure LX SUV is now available at an ex-showroom, New Delhi price of Rs 9.95 lakhs. Tata Aria was first launched in 2010 at a price of Rs.11.61 lakhs onwards, but it failed to make its mark in the Indian SUV sector. The fact that it was well

Tata Motors has announced the Tata Alert package for all its commercial trucks which will be available round the clock on all four national highways. This feature will ensure that assistance will reach affected Tata Motors trucks within a time period of 4 hours. This round the clock service will be available throughout the week and will ensure that the vehicle is back on the road within 48 hours from the time assistance was received.

Mercedes Benz, the multinational division of German auto maker Daimler AG has a number of plans for this year. Be it SUVs, Sedans of Coupe, the company has it all on schedule for 2013 model year lineup, launches which will be announced in due course.

Daimler owned Smart have already offered their electric powered car and bike, and now comes their third offering, an electric scooter. Initially showcased at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, it was forgotten all this years, but now thanks to increase in number of environment conscious buyers, the e-scooter is back.

Preparations for the festive season have seen auto companies get set to launch a host of new vehicles in the coming week. Tata Motors will be launching their new Manza Club Class on the 16th of October and will be brought in with five variants - LS Aqua, LX Aura, VX Aura ABS, EX Elan and the EXL New Variant. The entry level diesel option will have a 1.3 liter Quadrajet turbo diesel engine offering 75 ps power and 190 Nm torque.

Nissan, the Japanese automakers, announced the revival of Datsun earlier this year. Datsun will be Nissan's low cost brand, which will first be introduced in countries like India, Indonesia and Russia by 2014. Earlier this week, Nissan announced that their first Datsun car for India will be launched with competitive pricing. The vehicle will be introduced in India in 2014 and will be priced in a sub Rs.4 lakh category. Nissan has confirmed that they will be launching two new products in…

Suzuki Motors has announced that their new Swift Sport Concept will be making its official entry at the 2012 Sydney Motor Show which is scheduled to go live from October 18th to 28th 2012. The new Suzuki Swift concept is created by chief engineer Naoyuki Tekeuchi. Elsewhere in India, Maruti Suzuki is gearing to launch the new Alto 800, which will replace the current model. The new Alto 800 is will be launched in India on the 16th October. The new Maruti Suzuki small car will ..

Mazda Motorsports will be supplying new Skyactiv-D diesel engines for the 2013 season of Grand Am GX Class. These race engines will be 10% lighter than the 2.2 liter MZR-CD diesel engines which will contribute to better fuel economy upto 20% while internal friction is also reduced and weight is reduced by 10%.

With escalating fuel prices, traffic congestion and lack of basic parking space, a foldable electric car might just be the answer to out car parking problems. Designed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the first of its kind folding electric car named Hiriko Fold, is now

For those of you who thought of motor racing as being an exclusive domain of male racers, think again. There have been instances in the past though few and far between but Danica Patrick was associated with IndyCar and NASCAR while Vanina Ickx took part in the Le Mans not once but seven times besides Sabine Schmitz and Natacha Gachnang. Now it is the turn of Susie Wolff who is hired as Development Driver for Williams F1 Team.

Mahindra and Tata, both have launched a new SUV in India last week. Mahindra introduced their new brand SsangYong with the Rexton diesel SUV while Tata introduced the much awaited Safari in a refined avatar. Both these SUV's will be launched in a phased manner in different Indian cities.

Renault Twizy is the first ever fully electric urban compact two seater. It possesses a unique design with bright styling that is not only fun to drive but quick, simple and specially suited for London's busy streets. Small and compact in design, parking also does not pose a problem as this vehicle can be parked in the tightest of parking spaces.

Considering the present state of vehicular traffic, crowded streets and traffic snarls, the solution will only lie with the launch of driverless vehicles. An expert panel of members of IEEE have suggested that driverless vehicle are the most practical and useful form of transportation. The panel has also projected that Driverless Vehicles will comprise of 75% of all cars on the road by 2040 and this will result in dramatic