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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

Ford Mustang was first launched in 1964 as a 1965 model. In 2014, Ford Motors is going to celebrate Mustang's 50th anniversary by launching 2015 Mustang, which will also announce its entry on a global platform. As Ford Mustang is only available in the American car market and is not available anywhere else in the world (officially), Ford plans to change this when they launch the 2015 Mustang, dubbed as the 'world car.'

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.

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.

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.

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 ..

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.

Russia's largest automobile manufacturing company, AvtoVAZ's brand Lada has revealed a new concept at the ongoing Moscow International Motor Show. Lada has on deck a SUV compact crossover known as 'Xray'. This car model is a concept, and if it makes to production, it will be a normal car and not something imbued with high tech science gadgets that allows one to see through objects.

The inaugural Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance will see gathering of 60 of the most desirable and rarest cars from September 7 to 9, 2012. Bentley Motors has announced that they will be the main sponsors of Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance. Among those cars in attendance will be a hand built Bentley Mulsanne which will also play the role of offering guests and owners transportation during the events.

Tata Motors boasts of a large profile of vehicles ranging from heavy duty trucks to medium and commercial vehicles. Riding on success of these categories, it decided to take things further by innovating a superior performance mini truck for business related requirements.

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