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10 cars & SUVs that will say GOODBYE soon: Mahindra Thar to Toyota Corolla

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The Indian market will soon get a new standard for minimum safety. While the AIS 145 safety standard will be implemented in the Indian market on 1st July 2019, the stricter crash test norms - BSNVSAP will get implemented later this year while the...

10 FORGOTTEN Tata cars & SUVs: Sierra to Sumo Spacio

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Tata Motors is among the few Indian automotive brands that have made a name for themselves internationally. The brand has been in the passenger vehicle business since 1988, although its origin dates back to a much earlier date. The company has made and launched...

Tata Motors Promotes Pratap Bose as Vice President, Global Design

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Indian car Manufacturer Tata Motors has promoted their Head of Design Pratap Bose to Vice President, Global Design. Bose has confirmed the same news on social networking platform Twitter. https://twitter.com/BosePratap/status/1089119476593893376 Pratap's journey with Tata Motors started in 2007. Later he worked his way up and was...

Cars Under 15 Lakhs in India : 50+ cars explained

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No matter if you are in the market looking for a new car or just want to research on the models available under Rs 15 lakh, there are over 50, yes, FIFY different cars on sale ranging across various segments and body types. From...

Cars Under Rs 7 Lakh In India : Hatchbacks to an Electric Car

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If you are in the market looking for a new car and have a budget of Rs 7 lakh (on-road price), be ready for a long list of options! From hatchbacks to compact sedans and even sub 4 meter SUVs, there is no limitation...

Cars under Rs 10 lakh in India: Maruti Alto to Honda City

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If you are in the market looking for a new car and have a healthy budget of Rs 10 lakh in terms of on-road price, be ready for a long list of options! From hatchbacks to compact sedans and even sub 4 meter SUVs,...

Cars under 8 lakhs – Maruti Alto @ Rs 2.87 lakh to Toyota Etios @ Rs 7.7 lakh

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If you are in the market looking for a new car and have a budget of Rs 8 lakh, be ready for a long list of options! From hatchbacks to compact sedans and even sub 4 meter SUVs, there is no limitation in terms...

Tata cars and SUVs with BIG March discounts: From Tata Tiago to Tata Safari Storme

The first month of the financial year is always critical as manufacturers and dealerships set new strategies and targets in place. Manufacturers and dealers offer discounts on vehicles. Tata Motors is also offering discounts on their MY17 and MY18 vehicles in India. Here are...

10 cars that are so RARE that you don’t even know they exist

The Indian market has a huge portfolio of cars. This gives customers a range of options. However, many customers are unaware that many cars even exist, like the ones here. Here are ten cars that are very rare in the market and why you...

10 forgotten Tata cars & SUVs: Sierra to Safari 3.0

Tata Motors has been a pioneer.  Over the years, the Indian automaker introduced a lot of versatile cars, some worked others didn't. The ones that didn't set sales charts afire were slowly forgotten. Here's to the memories of 10 such forgotten cars and SUVs. Sierra   The...

Tata’s BIG March discounts on cars from Tiago to Hexa

Now that we are well into the last month of the current financial year, many car manufacturers in India have started offering attractive discounts and offers on almost all of their products. This is being done in order to get rid of the old inventory...

10 mainstream cars rarer than a Ferrari: Mahindra NuvoSport to Volkswagen Cross Polo

With Maruti Suzuki enjoying a market share of around 50%, not many companies have great success stories to share. Some of the cars on sale in India have fared so poorly that they are a rarer sight on the road than some million-dollar Italian...

10 BIGGEST February hatchback discounts: Maruti WagonR to Hyundai Elite i20

February is a month which is close to the new financial year. Also, a few dealerships have the Make Year 2017 cars with them. These factors can result in huge discounts for the car buyers. Let's find out which hatchbacks are getting maximum discounts in...

10 cars & SUVs whose diesels sell much MORE than petrols; Hyundai Creta to Maruti Dzire

Petrol powered vehicles are quite popular in the Indian market. In 2017, between April and November, of all the vehicles sold in the market, there were 61.14% petrol and 38.84% diesel vehicles while hybrids only sold 0.02%. However, there are a few cars which...

Continued: India’s BIGGEST recent flops

Renault Lodgy After the massive success of Duster, Renault tried their luck in the MPV segment of the market. With the Lodgy, Renault entered into a direct competition with the Toyota Innova which is a highly successful car and remained segment leader since a long time. The...

Upcoming cars for the POWER hungry

We look at the new car launches that will make the power-hungry enthusiast happy. So if you’re in the market for a performance-oriented car but don’t want to splurge on a ridiculously expensive one, here’s your chance. Renault Kwid 1-liter Expected launch: July 2016 With an almost unexpected...

Ten beautifully modified cars by manufacturers themselves

Sometimes car manufacturers themselves come up with beautifully modified versions of their cars on sale. Here are ten such cars. Maruti Swift V Bolt The Swift is a car that has widespread appeal. It is also a car that most people modify quite a bit due...

TEN car trends taking over India

India is changing, and so are the cars sold here. Here are 10 hottest trends that are taking over the Indian car market. From turbo petrols to AMTs, this list will cover it all. Petrols are going turbo... And India will get more and more such...

Good cars & SUVs that deserve your attention

Looking at the recent sales charts, it’s easy to pick the segment leaders, owing to their four/five digit sales. The same can be said about the products that don’t work at all — negligible, almost zero sales. However right in the middle are products...

Buying a new car? Don’t get a petrol, get a turbocharged petrol instead!

With the increasing options in the market, it can become a tad difficult to choose a new car. A large percentage of buying decisions are based on one’s monthly mileage. And if that’s below a certain value — not good enough to justify the...

Half-a-Dozen High Performance Cars from the 2016 Auto Expo

There's going to be a flurry of high performance cars being launched in India over the next 10 months. Half a dozen such cars were shown at the Auto Expo, some of them very affordable and some of them very exotic. Here's all you...

Tata cars & SUVs at the 2016 Auto Expo

Tata Motors has a big Auto Expo, as always. The Indian automaker, which is seeking to remake itself, showed no less than four upcoming cars and SUVs. Here's a quick walk through. Hexa The Hexa is the Aria's replacement. Featuring a similar silhouette as that of...

Auto Expo concept cars that will soon get production real

As always, the Auto Expo is a fertile ground for concept cars and SUVs, and some of this stuff is eventually put into production. Today, we round up half a dozen concept cars and SUVs that will hit Indian roads in due course of...

Five cars with underwhelming sales from 2015

We continue the sales analysis of the market in 2015 with the latest story which talks about five cars that failed to garner as much success as the hype that was created around them. These are, by no means, bad products, but somehow either...

10 budget cars & SUVs selling for 1 lakh+ discounts

December is the month of massive discounts. The reason is easy to see. Most car buyers stay away from buying in December as they're worried about resale value of cars bought and registered in the fag end of the year. But buying a car...

Winners and Losers of 2015

2015 has been a busy year for the Indian automotive market. And now that it comes to an end and before another hectic one starts, we look at the new car launches that made it big this year and the ones that couldn’t be...

6 incoming “enthusiast-only” cars

The car enthusiast in India never had it so good. From the budget segments that have the likes of the Mahindra Thar  and the Fiat Punto Abarth, to the supercar segment with the likes of the Ferraris and the Lamborghinis, there's one for everyone....

Tata Indica replacement (Kite) to be called Tata Zica

While the Nano was recently refreshed, both the Indica and the segment that it caters to were ignored for a very long time. However, Tata Motors will kill two birds with one stone, with the upcoming Zica hatchback. Earlier referred to as Kite (codename),...

5 Fast Upcoming Cars

Enthusiasts have had it good in 2015. We had the Ford Figo twins coming in, and offering big diesel acceleration for little money. And you can't forget the Abarths can you. Not one, not two, but three new Abarth badged Fiats were launched, two...

Best sellers that aren’t truly the “best” cars

There are two simple ways to gauge a car’s success: listen to the critics or listen to market analysts. The former (us bunch of writers, enthusiast, and owners) will explain how a car is good or bad, while the latter will tell you how...

What Tata has already learnt, and Mahindra is yet to learn…

They say, in adversity lies opportunity. Tata Motors finds itself on the ropes, and is fighting back. The going has been good for Mahindra & Mahindra, and the automaker is yet to do a Tata Motors, in terms of good design that is. Yes,...

Tata Hexa – Hit, super hit or dead on arrival?

Weeks ago, live images of the Hexa, Tata Motors' soon-to-be-flagship vehicle, arrived onto to the interweb. The luxury crossover came across as one of the best designs from Tata Motors Limited (TML). And almost everyone who checked out the new crossover agreed that the...

10 regular cars and their super sporty variants

Enthusiasts in India can no longer complain that budget cars don't offer thrills. There are half a dozen enthusiast centric offerings based on regular cars in the market already, and four more will arrive soon. That leaves with no less than 10 super sporty...

BIG Car surprises of 2015

2015 hasn't come to an end. Yet, there have been plenty of car surprises throughout the year. From new segments being carved out and features added, to scandals and bans, a lot's happening in motown. We take a look at 10 of the biggest...

Cars of 2015 – The Hot and the Not-So-Hot

Each passing year, the list of car launches increase as India buys more and more. For every hot looker, there's an average looker launched. However, looks alone don't really cars but if backed up with a great package, good looks plus the right stuff...

7 new “2015” cars going for discounts of up to 20 %

Generally new cars that are barely a year old in the market don't go for big discounts. But there are always exceptions to this rule. Today, we'll look at those exceptions and understand why some cars are getting low balled. If you ride with...

Want a tough, solid budget car? Here are your options

Most budget cars sold in India feel tinny, and that's not a surprise given the tight costs they're built to. Examples of tinny cars abound. From the Maruti Alto and the Hyundai Eon, to the Swift and the Dzire, some of India's best sellers...

9 upcoming cars that will make India go wow

Cars that make you go wow need to have that something extra, be it looks, performance or handling. The Indian car market's luxury end is littered with examples of fast and good looking cars. Now, performance is filtering down to affordable levels too. Today,...

5 turbo petrol cars under Rs 15 lakh that are frugal but fast

The primary reason why people began to appreciate (and eventually) adopt diesel powered cars is fuel efficiency. Now, with stricter emission laws and reduction in fuel prices, petrol engines still have a chance. But not just the naturally aspirated petrol engines but also the...

India’s Best Modified Cars – Part XI

We've run through 10 editions of India's Best Modified cars, where we profile 5 interesting car modifications from across the country. Today, we have the 11th edition of this series here. Lap 47's Race Edition Volkswagen Polo The Volkswagen Polo is one of the most proportionate...

Indians lose their obsession with cheap cars; Now want style and comfort!

Indians are losing their obsession with cheap cars. While the likes of the Maruti Altos and the Hyundai Eons still sell by the truckloads, buyers are also buying much higher priced premium hatchbacks such as the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz. And...

5 Sub-4 Meter Compact SUVs To Watch Out For In The Next 12 Months

The sub-4 meter compact SUV segment will see a lot of action in the next one year or so. No less than five all-new sub-4 meter compact SUVs are being readied up for a launch in India. Today, we take a look at what...

5 Really Hot Upcoming Hatchbacks For India

The hot hatchback market in India is expanding rapidly. From just having the Volkswagen Polo GT Twins to pick from, the hot hatchback enthusiast will soon have no less than 5 new offerings. Today, we round up the five new upcoming high performance hatchbacks...

CarToq’s Premium Hatchback Buyers Guide For 2015

Snapshot - For those who feel that a compact sedan is a big compromise,a premium hatchback becomes the logical option. Cars such as the Hyundai i20 Elite and the Volkswagen Polo GT twins offer compact sedan buying space and performance respectively, in form factors...

Six All-New Compact SUVs Coming Your Way Next Year

Snapshot - Time flies, and half of 2015 has already flown past. It's now time to give you a brief on what automakers are cooking up for you, for 2016. Today, we'll talk compact SUVs, and list out not one, not two, but half...

Eight Flop Cars and SUVs That Were Launched In India Over The Past One Year

Snapshot - We've just given you an overview of how tough it is for new cars to succeed in the hugely competitive Indian market. As we mentioned previously, there are two flops to every big success in India. This list will round up the...

Six Budget Cars That Aim To Change The Indian Market in 2015

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Snapshot - The budget car segments bring the greatest volumes in the Indian market, which also prompts car makers to try new things to grab market share. This year has already seen three big experiments in the form of the Datsun Go+ 7 seat stationwagon-esque...

Affordable Petrol Cars With Diesel-Like Torque

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Snapshot - You buy a diesel for high fuel efficiency and good torque. Big torque means good driveability and in some cases, a nice turbo kick to keep you entertained. To make the same kind of torque that diesel cars deliver, manufacturers needed to bump...