When Toyota first introduced the Prius, not everybody understood how a hybrid works. Its now after years of publicity, the Prius is becoming a common sight on the roads The Prius first went on sale in Japan in 1997, making it the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. It was subsequently introduced worldwide in 2001. The Prius is sold in more than 70 countries and regions, with its largest markets being those of Japan and North America. In May 2008, global cumulative Prius sales reached the milestone 1 million vehicle mark, and in September 2010, the Prius reached worldwide cumulative sales of 2.0 million units. The U.S. is the largest market, with 1 million Prius sold by early April [...]
The Audi RS5 is the sports coupe version of the A5 andthe successor of the Audi RS4, a two-door Rally Sports Coupe, which has been tuned and designed for pure sports. Pitted against the BMW M3, The car features a new front splitter design apart from the Audi Goatee grill and bigger air intakes. A Techno fare in the rear spoiler opens up after reaching a certain speed limit to aid stability. The car offers three modes of operation, comfort, auto and dynamic. The RS5 adjusts its steering wheel, sport differentials, engine, dynamic ride control, shift points in the gearbox and tunes up the exhaust system according to the mode selected there are adjustments for ride comfort and driving [...]
Winters are here and your car needs special care. Here’s how you can upkeep your car during the season:
1. Take care of the windshield wiper blades: Fill your windshield-cleaner fluid tank with a winter-rated fluid. Antifreeze is added to the normal cleaner fluid so that it can handle colder temperatures. Also, keep the gas tank as full as possible to prevent moisture from freezing in the gas lines.Put a bottle of fuel de-icer in your tank once a month.
2. Battery check is Vital: Clean the battery terminal ends and add water, then load-test [...]
Honda is all-set to launch the 2012 model of its popular and best selling car ‘City’ in India. The Honda City, which has been enjoying the limelight in the Indian market as the most successful sedan for the last 13 years, is now being challenged by the likes of the Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta and the newly launched Skoda Rapid.
It was reported that the Indian market would get the new City in November 2011. However, the Japanese automaker has now advanced the launch of the new Honda City to mid-December. The delay was accredited to the shortage of components which Honda procures from Thailand, which was hampered because of the floods which [...]
Mahindra and Mahindra has shaken the D-segment SUV market with the launch of the XUV500. The company has cherished the super success of its Scorpio model for five years in a row and with XUV 500, Mahindra is expecting to further climb the ladder of supremacy and dominance. Mahindra XUV 500 is a crossover in which X represents SUV for Gen X whereas 5 stands for the 5th Mahindra SUV.
The Mahindra XUV500 has been developed from scratch and only one thing that is common in [...]
Skoda is all set to launch its all new sedan Rapid on 16th November 2011. The Rapid will be based on the Fabia platform and will be a direct competition to the Volkswagen Vento, the Honda City, the Fiat Linea, the Hyundai Verna and the recently launced Ford Fiesta.
The Rapid is heavily based on the VW Vento. So, if you have ever been inside the VW, you will find the Rapid all too familiar. In fact, it also comes with Vento’s unique feature of adjusting the front passenger seat from the rear. Both the petrol and diesel engine displace the same engine capacity of 1.6-litre, and make an identical power output of 105bhp. [...]
One of the greatest creations of man, the “Automotive Car” or popularly known as the “Car” is a result of man’s consistent efforts and perseverance. Over the years, the automobile industry has evolved as one of the main revenue generators, and a massive provider of employment .
The history of the automobile begins as early as 1769, with the birth of steam engine automobiles capable of human transport. In 1806, the first cars powered by an internal combustion engine running on fuel gas came into existence, petrol-fueled internal combustion engines were later introduced in 1885. Cars powered [...]