Ford India recalls its latest EcoSport (Diesel Variant) almost within a month of its launch following small instrument defect.

Ford compact SUV EcoSport's success had hit a small bump. The Company has decided to recall diesel variants of EcoSport in India to repair minor defects in the component which aids in starting the engine.

The following statement was issued by Ford India on Thursday, " As part of routine checks, we discovered a potential concern with EcoSport diesel variants related to the Glow Plug Module which requires relocating the module. We are contacting customers to take their vehicle to their Ford dealership to have the work carried out ".

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Toyota back to number one position, displacing GM.

According to numbers released by two major automakers, Toyota and General Motors, Toyota takes a back to its number one position, overtaking GM.

According to the release data, Toyota sold more than 4.97 million vehicles globally in the first half of 2012. GM lost the race by selling 300,000 less cars. Both the companies released the stats on Wednesday.

Now, French Ferrari crash is the world's expensive car crash.

Unlucky Ferrari!!!!. Multi-millionaire Christopher Cox is now on news not his any business deals, but for the World's Most Expensive Car Crash.

This accident happened when Mr. Cox with his wife Ann, was driving the classic Ferrari 250 GTO, which is probably worth more than 20 million pounds, to take part in the 50th anniversary tour of the Ferrari 250 GTO.

Thieves exploit BMW security loopholes, takes less than 180 seconds to hack it.

There has been unusual rise in cases of high end car theft, particularly BMWs. According to an estimate, the number may be 300 cars or higher. Most of them were stolen without tripping out car alarm or immobilizers.

Experts says the suspected method carrying out this type of auto thefts involves the use of devices that plug into car’s OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) port can program blank key fobs.
Once access to the vehicle is gained, the thieves connect a device to the car's OBD-II connector which gives them access to the car's unique key fob digital ID, allowing them to program a blank key fob to work with the car right then and there.

Volkswagen agrees to pay €4.46 Billion for rest half of Porsche.

The luxuriously stylish automakers Porsche will now be fully owed by German automakers Volkswagen (VW), as they agreed to shell out €4.46 bn bringing an end to two year old merger plan.

Both the automakers on Wednesday announced plans to speed up the merger process. This acquisition is good for both automakers as it enables them to avoid huge tax bill and to generate synergies faster.

Israelis to get hands on World’s first nationwide electric car network.

After pumping more than $400 million across various areas of electrical vehicle infrastructure, Israeli-American entrepreneur Shai Agassi is testing his luck on the world’s first nationwide electric car network roll out. Now, all depends on Israeli’s citizen acceptance.

Here the users can swap their depleted batteries for fully charged ones at station, within just 5 minutes, adding extra 100 miles to their car. Majority of the short distance commuters can recharge the car batteries at their respective places, which will fully recharge in 6 to 8 hours. Better Place venture owns the batteries, bringing down the purchase price of the cars using the network.

Awful Substances in Automobiles [INFOGRAPHICS].

Guest post by Brian Turner.

Mechanics and car enthusiasts may not be aware of the toxic substances that are routinely found in automobiles. Many are familiar with carbon monoxide and its potential dangers; with this knowledge, steps can be taken to minimize or eliminate exposure to it. However, there are other substances that most people are not aware of, and regular exposure could lead to serious health problems.

US Govt and Auto makers will make sure that Plug-in vehicles will be affordable in coming years.

Speaking at Detroit Economic Club, Steven Chu, US Energy secretary, said that Govt., want to see upto million plug-ins and hybrid cars by end of 2015, which some experts says the goal is over-optimistic.

In order to achieve it, aggressive steps need to be taken, he said. He reminded that govt., under Obama administration has spent more than $ 2 Billion to setup domestic battery production infrastructure, and billon more invested in electric car development.

Japanese automaker comes up with Mini Electric Sports Car called EV Mini Sport.

It’s time for some eco-friendly auto news. Tajima Motor Corporation, Japan based auto-maker has developed a zero-emission mini sports car, calling it, EV Mini Sport. The concept of this model car was shown in early 2010, and the company says that it will ready for consumption very soon.

With single charge, you can run it for 30 KMs, when powered by 40Ah lithium-ion polymer battery. The range (mileage) will differ when it will be powered by 80Ah or 120Ah battery, which company may offer with different variant (Trim).
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