Volkswagen launches limited edition of Polo GT

Volkswagen India has launched a limited edition of its Polo GT hatchback and priced it at Rs 9.21 lakh. The limited edition, Polo GT Sport will be available across both petrol and diesel variants of Polo GT, while the petrol variant powered by a 1.2 litre engine is priced at Rs 9.11 lakh, the diesel option with a 1.5 litre engine costs Rs 9.21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Polo GT Sport has new exterior and interior updates such as glossy black spoiler, 16 inch alloy wheels and leatherette finished seat covers. Read More

India makes crash test mandatory from October 2017

Government of India is aiming to make roads safer for people, is set to introduce stringent safety norms under which all new cars will have to undergo mandatory crash tests from October 2017. All new cars will have to comply strict crash test norms, while for upgrades of existing models, the deadline will be from October 2018. New minimum safety norms, including frontal and side crash tests, will apply to all cars ? entry level, small and cheaper models. As per the new order, cars would be tested for frontal crash norms at 56 kmph, while for the side crash test, it will be at 50 kmph,. The new test facility offers a range of crash tests like full-frontal impact, side impact and offset-frontal impact etc. From now on, all these tests can be carried out under one roof for the first time Read More

Government plans to have seven automotive design testing centre in India

India plans to have seven world class automotive design and testing centres being set up by National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) by the end of this year. The centers will have infotronics laboratory and crash testing labs. The high-speed testing track will come up in two years. The centers are coming up at Manesar, Bangalore, Rai Bareli, Silchar, Indore, Pune and Chennai under NATRiP. Currently, NATRiP is carrying out all safety tests including frontal and side crash test for vehicles. Since most of our vehicle manufacturers were drawn from Europe and were the earliest in the industry, we have followed their method of testing for prototypes and the subsequent COP Read More