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Before Maruti 800, there was the quirky Sipani Dolphin, a hit in motorsport circuits

The Dolphin’s two-door design and fibreglass body were some features that made it a hit among racing enthusiasts.
Tata Motors Ltd. Jaguar Automobile Production (representational image) | Photographer: Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

Tata Motors to spin off cars unit to seek strategic allies

Car sales in India fell for 16th month in February & that’s set to continue as virus outbreak limits travel nationwide, and financing new vehicles becomes difficult.
Bulletproof cars

People are investing in their security, with bulletproof cars

While brands such as Audi, BMW, and Land Rover already offer in-house bulletproofing options, it’s the rise of sales by the private U.S. providers that indicates real profits to be made.
Traffic stands congested outside the Tidel Park information technology (IT) hub in Chennai (Representational image)

Dim outlook for India’s car market likely to continue well into 2019

There is a clear consumer demand slowdown as there is a reduction in registrations across the segments.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

‘Mera sapna, meri Maruti’ — how a car became the status symbol of a young, working India

Sleek, colourful Maruti 800 was a rock star in India among Ambassadors and Premier Padminis.
Ambassador | Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

This car was the original Ambassador of Make in India

Ambassador was the enduring symbol of post-Independence India.
A woman driving a car

Talk Point: A car is empowering to a woman, and no one should take that away

Harassment on public transport made me buy a car, because it meant independence and safety. Can govt guarantee it?

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.