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  • Indian budget to sting buyers of iPhones, Audi cars, other luxury goods

    In the short-term at least, the move could potentially affect Indian demand for products from Apple, Fitbit, Zippo, Mattel and beauty products maker Coty, which sells luxury fragrances and cosmetics from brands including Burberry, Calvin Klein and Gucci...

    For the auto industry, which is already battling a hike in tax rates on luxury cars and sports utility vehicles as part of the new nationwide goods and services tax, the import duty...

  • Renault signs new agreement to assemble cars in Pakistan

    KARACHI: After suspending talks with Ghandhara Nissan Ltd (GNL) last week, French automaker Renault is making another attempt to assemble and distribute its vehicles in Pakistan in partnership with Al Futtaim, a Gulf-based business house...

    ”Renault suspended talks with GNL as per a notice that the former sent to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) last Friday...

  • Renault to start assembling cars in Pakistan by 2018, says Board of Investment

    Renault, a French car manufacturing company, is expected to start assembling cars in Pakistan by 2018...

    After approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's economic policy and vision, Special Assistant to the PM and Chairman of the Board of Investment (BoI) Miftah Ismail held meetings with stakeholders in Pakistan and foreign companies in the automobile sector, the BoI said in a statement released on Thursday...

  • Renault to produce cars in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Renault will start producing vehicles in Pakistan in 2018, the Board of Investment (BOI) announced on Thursday...

    This will be the first time that a European car manufacturer will set up a plant in Pakistan...

  • Hyundai to assemble cars in Pakistan in venture with textile group Nishat Mills

    Hyundai Motor Company plans to set up a car assembly plant in Pakistan in a joint venture with local textile firm Nishat Mills, an official from Nishat said on Friday...

    Hyundai's return to Pakistan will boost the government's efforts to shake up the Japanese-dominated car market and loosen the grip of Toyota, Honda and Suzuki, who assemble cars in Pakistan with local partners...

  • S.Korea's Kia to start assembling cars in Pakistan: Lucky Cement

    South Korean carmaker Kia Motor Co will start assembling cars in Pakistan, according to a local partner that is planning to invest Rs12 billion ($115 million) to set up a plant and manufacture the Kia vehicles...

    Kia cars had been assembled by Pakistan in the past but disappointing sales led to a halt in manufacturing...

  • Letter from Mumbai: Non-registration of high-end diesel cars

    A TEMPORARY ban imposed by the Supreme Court on the registration of high-end diesel cars and SUVs in Delhi and the National Capital Region has shaken the automobile industry and led to heated arguments over the merits or demerits of the fuel...

    Responding to a plea by environmentalists citing high atmospheric pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR), the apex court earlier this year imposed a temporary ban on the registration of...

  • Courts mulls ban on new diesel cars as Delhi chokes

    NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Tuesday said it was considering banning new diesel-guzzling SUVs and luxury cars from the streets of New Delhi in a bid to improve the capital’s notoriously toxic air...

    The Supreme Court said it was mulling a ban on purchases of new diesel vehicles with engines over 2000cc, typical of SUVs, jeeps and large cars made by BMW, Toyota and others...

  • Thousands of cars seized over hijab offences in Iran

    TEHRAN: Iran has impounded tens of thousands of cars since March because women inside the vehicles had not properly covered their hair with a headscarf, Tehran’s traffic police said on Tuesday...

    “In most cases, the cars were impounded and cases were referred to the judiciary,” he said, while some of the women stopped could face cash fines or warnings...

  • Driverless cars hit British streets in landmark trial

    The compact two-seater cars trundled along a pedestrianised zone in Milton Keynes, north of London, in a trial by Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) which plans to roll out 40 vehicles in the city...

    Although the system is currently only being trialled on pedestrianised streets at speeds of around five miles per hour, self-driving cars on British roads “are not that far away”, he added...

  • From sculptures to making cars

    From carving micro-scale sculptures out of thin lead sticks to making cars, Fizza Shabbar works with a commitment and passion...

    “I lost my brother in 2011; he was a car enthusiast and we used to talk a lot about cars...

  • Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

    SYDNEY: The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km race through the outback...

    The race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide is expected to take a week for most cars, with speeds of 90-100 kmh (55-62 mph) powered only by the sun...

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