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Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?

Dear Indian parents, don’t drive with kids in your lap. Child seats are easily available

It is shocking that few Indian kids today are in child seats. And it is not a question of affordability or non-availability of seats.

Dropped my son to school in an Audi RS7. Came back with a lesson on sustainable development

The 12-km journey in RS7 took three litres of fuel generating around 7 kg of carbon dioxide. A fully grown tree absorbs about 21 kg of CO2 every year.

Suzuki Kizashi, Honda Civic, Premier Rio—carmakers know when to pull the plug on bombs

India's automobile industry is full of failures, in the case of both big and small carmakers. The good thing is they learn from each other.

Ford India rolls off production line. But the beginning of its end started a decade ago

Those who blamed the Narendra Modi government for Ford’s untimely demise as a manufacturer in India should look at Kia and Hyundai's success over the past three years.

What is love? Impractical. So is Mini Cooper SE

The Mini SE is more impractical than the regular petrol or diesel version because it has just 160-200 kilometers of range on a full charge.

Music, phone, tyre pressure, cruise – your car steering manages all these & turns the wheel too

Steering wheels have come a long way in the past couple of decades ever since steering-mounted controls became a thing in the late 1990s on top-end luxury cars.

AMT, IMT, CVT, DCT — why you must know your automatic car before you buy one

Over 10% of all passenger cars sold in India had some form of automatic transmission or another. But all automatics are not created equal.

Remember Skoda’s Laura? Car names can go horribly wrong and no one wants to be bold anymore

Not just lawyers, in order to avoid a repeat of the ‘Laura incident’, most car companies employ teams of linguists across the world.

New Brezza is not just a facelift. Maruti-Suzuki has worked to make it tough

I drove the automatic variant and it felt a bit languid on the open road. Prices start from Rs 8 lakh and go up to Rs 14 lakh for the automatic dual-tone variant.

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Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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