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India loves French jets, but their cars? Good thing Citroen C3 is a mass market product

Citroen India says the price of C3 will be a ‘surprise’. Anything under Rs 5 lakh would mean the hatchback will take on the likes of Maruti-Suzuki Celerio and Tata Punch.

You thought CNG cars a bit downmarket and fit for taxis? Then you haven’t seen sales numbers

With India’s top-three manufacturers, Maruti-Suzuki, Hyundai and Tata, widening their CNG portfolio, consumer demand for such vehicles has seen a bump up.

You thought you’ll buy an EV to beat the chip shortage delaying car deliveries? Tough luck

The processing power, provided by the use of semiconductors, is required for battery management software that manages the cells in EVs to optimise the workings.

BMWs are changing—it’s all happening under the hood. And it feels like the movie Tron

The ferocity of the new BMW i4 when you ‘push the pedal to the metal’ is like the 3-series. Plus, it sounds like it's from the movie Tron.

Indian drivers are experiencing a ‘myopia epidemic’ — large numbers just can’t see properly

Poor eyesight is a major problem among Indian drivers. Forty per cent need corrective glasses, while another 5 per cent need urgent treatment for cataract.

Why you must travel to Arunachal before tourism growth makes it another Manali or Mussoorie

Being a part of the Trans Arunachal Drive 2022 gave me a sense that there is a double-edged sword to writing about travelling and driving to Arunachal Pradesh.

Kia EV6 promises 500-km range but let the first 100 units come to India and perform

The 500-km claim by Kia promises to take care of the ‘range anxiety’ among EV buyers that has kept people away from buying electric vehicles.

Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?

Santro, the car that launched Hyundai in India, drives into the sunset. But shed no tears

Indians loved Santro. Proof: Hyundai today stands heads and shoulders above its peers not just in India but across the world.

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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