Superbikes bandwagon makes inroads as high top end bikemakers unveil made-for-India bikes

Greater Noida, Feb 11 (ANI): International bikemakers such as Harley Davidson, Triumph Motorcycles Yamaha and Ducati showcased their trendiest models to awe-struck Indian bikers at the 12th Auto Expo held in Greater Noida recently. The top end bikemakers displayed some machismo cruiser style and chopper designs targeting the domestic market. Feb 11, 2014

BSE closes points 56.62 down on Feb 10

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 56.62 points down to stand at 20319.94. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 9.75 points down to stand at 6053.45.Muthoot Finance and Apollo Tyres were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 4.74% and 3.82% along with Wockhardt Ltd. and DLF Ltd. with an increase of 3.62% and 2.94% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Idea Cellular Ltd. and Reliance Communications Ltd with a decrease of 8.54% and 4.03% along with Godrej Industries Ltd and Aurobindo Pharma with a decrease of 3.91% and 3.85% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 13.41 points at 11,804.69 while the banking sector is down 59.61 points at 11,683.77 and the realty sector is up 26.85 points at 1,232.20.The Indian currency is down 0.14% at Rs 62.37 per dollar. Feb 10, 2014

Children sing, dance and participate in hi-tech gaming sessions at Indian Auto Expo

Greater Noida, Feb 10 (ANI): Children sang and danced with their favourite cartoon characters while participating in hi-tech gaming sessions at the Indian Auto Expo in Greater Noida. In order to attract large number of children and families to the event, various activities were organized to keep the visitors entertained. Few children were seen participating in hi-tech video games session while some others were engrossed in modeling toy cars. Japanese auto and bike maker Honda invited Indian animation superstar 'Chota Bheem' and his best friend 'Chutkiat' at their motor cycle and scooter pavilion. Children participating in the games loved the arrangements. Feb 10, 2014

State-of-art concept cars glisten at the Indian auto expo

Greater Noida, Feb 10 (ANI): The Indian auto expo grabbed many eyeballs with its state-of-the-art new models, with automobile giants like Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki and Renault bringing their ‘out-of-the-box’ concept cars to the world’s sixth largest car market country. German luxury carmaker, Audi, displayed its coupe concept car -- the Sport Quattro – which with a front fascia and exposed LED headlights looks stunning. The concept is powered by hybrid powertrain, and can run up to 50 kilometers solely on electricity. BMW unveiled its lavish electric concept car, BMW i8 - first seen in Hollywood super-hit 'Mission Impossible 4'. Designed to look like a car straight from the space-age, the BMW i8 has powerful electric and petrol engines. Feb 10, 2014

Akshay Kumar unveils Honda's new range of motorbikes at Indian auto expo

Greater Noida, Feb 09 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who is also the face of Japanese auto and bike maker Honda's two wheeler segment, unveiled new range of motorbikes at the 12th edition of Indian Auto Expo in Greater Noida. Top automobile brands have unveiled the latest edition of high-end cars at the Auto Expo 2014 that kicked off in Greater Noida on Wednesday. The event also saw the presence of high-profile industrialists like Ratan Tata, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. Feb 9, 2014

Young women find gusto on India's roads as new scooters hit auto market

Uttar Pradesh/ Punjab, Feb 9 (ANI): Flashy new, light-weight scooters are a hit among Indian women, with sales growing faster than the overall two-wheeler market, reflecting a deeper change in attitude and society. 'Plush pink' and 'burgundy bliss' scooters are the new buzz on India's roads, even as the rest of the autos market is sputtering amid an economic slowdown. Feb 9, 2014

John Abraham endorses Yamaha motorbike at Auto Expo

Greater Noida, Feb 08 (ANI): Bollywood actor John Abraham, who is also the face of Japanese bike maker Yamaha, endorsed new models at the 12th edition of Indian Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The Auto Expo grabbed eyeballs as automobile giants like Range Rover, Hyundai, Suzuki and Yamaha showcased their glistening state-of-the-art models. Abraham, who is the brand ambassador and a fan of Yamaha bikes, launched the power pact upgraded versions of Yamaha's R1 and VMax motorbikes. A number of concept cars, utility vehicles and many new models were launched at the opening day of the automobile show at a time when the sector is going through a slump. Feb 8, 2014