Jeep Crash Triggers Stampede Killing 102 In India

A collision between a Jeep and a powered rickshaw triggered a stampede among Hindu pilgrims in the Kerala district of India on Friday evening, killing 102 people. (H/t to Perry.) Photo: AP [Guardian] » 1/17/11 11:00am 1/17/11 11:00am

Mahindra Bolero: India, Truck Yeah!

India's growing wealth means the country's sure to give in to the same wasteful bourgeois spending habits that have made pet rocks, beer helmets, and Jackass 3D popular in the U.S. The result? The awesome diesel-powered Mahindra Bolero "Attitude" truck. » 10/13/10 3:30pm 10/13/10 3:30pm

Global Vehicles Bitch-Slaps Mahindra... With A $35 Million Pickup Truck…

Global Vehicles alleges Mahindra delayed EPA certification on their built-in-India pickup trucks to purposely cancel the contract granting exclusive rights for distribution in the United States. Now Global Vehicles is fighting back — by placing a $35 million order?! » 9/24/10 8:00am 9/24/10 8:00am

Mahindra Scorpio Shows Off Its Tennessee Two-Step

Indian conglomerate Mahindra cleared one set of U.S. regulations last week for selling its diesel-powered pickup in the United States. Based on these pictures from a Jalopnik reader, the Scorpio SUV may not be far behind. » 8/26/10 12:00pm 8/26/10 12:00pm

Indian Cops Issuing Traffic Tickets Via Facebook

Traffic cops in in New Delhi, India have begun issuing traffic tickets based on images uploaded to their Facebook page by tattletale motorists. There are so many posts police have two full-time staffers combing through submissions, hunting down legit violations. » 8/03/10 2:00pm 8/03/10 2:00pm

The Tata Nano Is Bad For India

The $2,500 Tata Nano is the cheapest car in the world, but as Avinash Rajagopal of Change Observer tells us, its low price tag may irreparably damage Indian society. — Ed. » 5/25/10 12:00pm 5/25/10 12:00pm

Bajaj RE4 Down On The San Francisco Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we admire interesting street-parked vehicles in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. You don't see many Indian vehicles down on the North American street, but Steve has found one. » 4/11/10 11:00am 4/11/10 11:00am

Shopping For a New Hindustan Motors Ambassador?

The Morris Oxford/Hindustan Ambassador has been in production for 56 years, which means it has 9 more to go in order to beat the Beetle. How do you market such a classic? » 3/14/10 5:00pm 3/14/10 5:00pm

...And Now We Have A Strange Longing For An Indian Street Rod

Ever seen one? Neither had we. Wanna see more? Click through. Flamed-up Hindustan Ambassador, you had us at hello. It's like Mr. Deeds Goes To Visakhapatnam! » 2/24/10 9:15am 2/24/10 9:15am

Caption This: That Is One Weird-Ass Hat Edition

Official caption: "A cycle-rickshaw driver moved the wreckage of a car to a scrap yard in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri on Tuesday." You've got to be able to do better than that, right? » 2/19/10 9:30am 2/19/10 9:30am

India Builds Anti-Terrorist Armored Electric Golf Cart

The $45,000 Indian-built and -designed Metaltech Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart is essentially an armored golf cart designed to withstand grenade attacks. Although seemingly the least threatening armored vehicle ever built, it makes perfect sense for Mumbai-like confined quarters anti-terrorism use. » 2/17/10 12:15pm 2/17/10 12:15pm

Toyota Etios Concept: Small Car, Smaller Indian Models

The Toyota Etios Concept joins the Honda New Small Concept at the Delhi Auto Expo as yet another fun-sized car for emerging markets. Their trick to make it look bigger? Tiny dancing Indian models. » 1/05/10 4:30pm 1/05/10 4:30pm

Mahindra To Buy Saab?

Anand Mahindra, of Indian truck manufacturer Mahindra, recently tweeted a question indicating his interest in Saab and asking followers their opinion of the brand. Curried gravlax? Delicious. But wait — when did Twitter become how businesses do due diligence? » 12/21/09 2:45pm 12/21/09 2:45pm

New Ford Figo Launches For India, Bolsters Ford's Position

With India expected to be the third largest car consumer by 2020, Ford's Alan Mulally unveiled the Indian-built Ford Figo. Designed for the Indian market, it brings Ford's India Chennai Plant capacity to 200,000 units. » 9/23/09 2:30pm 9/23/09 2:30pm

The U.S. Sales Door Creaks Open For Chinese, Indian Cars

A recent AutoPacific study of young, affluent 'merican car buyers shows 15% would consider buying a Chinese car and 11% an Indian one. Might sound low, but not really, considering the number is only 16% for Korean cars. » 7/28/09 3:00pm 7/28/09 3:00pm

Indian Honda Jazz: Why So Serious?

Instead of pissing off a whole culture with an Indian Revolution, this time automotive advertisers are putting a Joker-like spin on Honda's Jazz campaign for the sub-continent. Why so serious? » 6/11/09 12:00pm 6/11/09 12:00pm