A smart option

Monday, 29 August 2016 00:00

Decades ago, our cities used to be quiet and less congested. Travel was easy and non-taxing. Then, cars happened. And with that we have got traffic, chaos, and stress. In fact, in 2015 there were record passenger cars sold that was above 2 million units. 5,480 new cars were added daily. Sounds terrifying!

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co plans to launch a luxury all-electric vehicle under its Genesis marque to build out the lineup of its new premium brand, senior vice-president Manfred Fitzgerald said.

Jaguar Land Rover has sued Chinese automaker Jiangling Motor for allegedly copying the British firm’s sports-utility-vehicle Range Rover Evoque, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.

“Ford India is issuing two voluntary safety recalls to correct potential concerns with certain Ford EcoSport vehicles,” Ford India said in a statement.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall 506,420 of its popular Jeep Wrangler SUVs because off-road driving may cause the driver-side air bag not to open in a crash.

As shares of Suzuki Motor Corp crashed by 15% on Wednesday, the Japanese auto giant clarified that it had used emission and fuel efficiency testing methods that were different from Japanese regulations on 16 models now sold in the country, but that proper testing showed no need to amend the data.

Taking responsibility for the fuel economy data scandal that Mitsubishi Motors is engulfed in, Tetsuro Aikawa will step down from the post of the corporation’s president, the Nikkei reported.

Amid major fuel-economy tests scandal, Mitsubishi Motors could soon be seen shaking hands with Japanese giant Nissan, to create one of the world’s biggest auto groups, rivalling Toyota and Volkswagen.

The design of Tesla’s new Model 3 has not been finalized, the electric carmaker said on Tuesday, even though it expects to begin building the mass-market sedan within the next 18 months.

Days after announcing an alliance with Google parent Alphabet, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ head on Friday said self-driving cars could hit roads within five years.