Auto Sector

Honda to unveil OSM two-seater concept at London Show

Honda to unveil OSM two-seater concept at London ShowLondon - Honda has released a teaser image of a low-emission two seater sports car, the Open Study Model (OSM), that will be unveiled at the British Motor Show this month.

The sporty design merges "exciting driving dynamics and more efficient engine technology," according to a Honda press release.

The front is dominated by low-lying grille with narrow headlights stretching from the grille to the wheel arches.

Bentley Continental Flying Spur to debut at London Show

Crew, England - Bentley will debut the Continental Flying Spur and Continental Flying Spur Speed at the London Motor Show later this month, the car maker has announced.

The 2009 Flying Spur has undergone a subtle evolution with changes to the front and rear design. The grille is upright with a bolder lower air intake accentuating the distinctive Bentley profile, while a new rear bumper gives a sleeker and more aggressive appearance.

The 552 hp car also offers more comfort with a comprehensive range of noise-absorbent measures including acoustic glazing, the car maker said.

Cars of the future safer, cleaner and more comfortable

Hamburg - Within a decade, most new cars will be equipped with clean-drive technology and a host of easy to serve technical gadgets that will make driving much more comfortable and safer than today.

Engineers are currently working on several technologies that were still fiction in the 1980s American television series Knight Rider in which David Hasselhoff is partnered by an autonomous car called KITT with artificial intelligence.

Tesla to build electric sedan in 2010

San Carlos, California - The U. S.

GM teams up with electric giants for plug in car stations

GM teams up with electric giants for plug in car stations San Francisco  - Paving the way for the introduction of its plug-in electric vehicles in 2010, General Motors announced Tuesday that it was teaming up with 37 utility companies across the US and Canada to design and build the nationwide infrastructure needed to recharge the vehicles.

The ailing auto-giant has been hard hit as skyrocketing petrol prices cause people to dump the gas-guzzling models produced by the company in favour of smaller cars not offered by US auto makers.

Rising input costs hit Maruti's Q1 net profit

The net profit of the country's largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki fell down by Rising input costs hit Maruti's Q1 net profit   6.75 percent for the first quarter ended June 2008. This fall in the profit is due to rising cost of raw materials, a change in accounting norms and a loss from derivative instruments. Maruti reported a net loss of Rs13.90 crore from derivative instruments.