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Sleek, smooth and brilliant—the Audi A8L will make you want to become a chauffeur

From a loud music system to luxurious massage chairs, the A8L has all sorts of gadgets and gizmos to make you a better chauffeur.

A jazzy, modern car without reverse camera? In 2022, that’s a big miss for Citroen C3

It isn’t as if the sensors are expensive. Even the Maruti Suzuki Alto has a reverse camera as a standard in its top model.

Mercedes-Benz EQS 53 AMG is a class apart—beast when you need it, sedan when you don’t

An electric AMG from the Mercedes-Benz EQ division will need to have some serious numbers and performance. The EQS 53 fits the bill on all counts.

Why carmakers are shying away from Auto Expo 2023

There has been a gradual disinterest in large auto shows by carmakers across the world as the industry goes through a fundamental change.

Gujarat minister excusing road offences does more damage to India’s reputation as traffic hell

No one wants their festivities ruined by heavy traffic fines, but nobody wants their festivities ruined by a clown driving the wrong way either.

Small diesel engines are dying in India but in 2023 they will make even less sense

A story in Autocar India recently mentioned that Hyundai has decided to pull the plug on their diesel variant of the i20 hatchback. This...

Dear social media influencers and advertisers, stop encouraging dangerous driving habits

Aamir Khan and Kiara Advani featured in an ad for a bank and raised heckles of many. But the main issue with the ad was that the actors promoted a bad riding habit.

Something’s rotten in the world of F1— dramatic finishes to lengthy season schedule

In the name of entertainment and contriving storylines, F1 cannot lose the essence of the sport, and I fear that it is treading down that path.

Maruti-Suzuki says Baleno and Brezza not ‘facelifts’ but new generation cars. Really?

A car usually takes 3-4 years and hundreds of millions of dollars to develop. So carmakers like to squeeze the maximum value out of that investment.

Hero MotoCorp CEO Pawan Munjal has global ambitions and Vida is his vehicle for that

Pawan Munjal might have been late to the EV game, but he knows that none of his rivals, even the newer ones, are anywhere near export ready.

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.