Jill Colvin Associated Press Published 1:21 p.m. UTC Jul 15, 2018 Glasgow, Scotland – President Donald Trump says “nothing bad … maybe some good” will come out of Monday’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump also says he “hadn’t thought” about asking Putin to extradite the dozen Russian military intelligence officers indicted this past week in Washington on charges related to the hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but says “certainly I’ll be asking about it.” He also blamed the Democratic National Committee for “allowing themselves to be hacked.” The U.S. has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can’t compel Russia to hand over citizens, and a provision in Russia’s constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries. In the interview with CBS News, Trump says he’s going into the meeting in Finland with “low … [Read more...] about Trump sets expectations low for summit with Putin
Over 1.6m London motorists face having to change their car to comply with the £12/day ULEZ charge to be launched in 2021 — a much bigger figure than officially recognised by the London authorities — according to the car industry’s own estimate obtained by Autocar. The 1.6m figure comes from the SMMT car-makers trade body, which compiles detailed registration figures for the industry, and forecasts more than three times the figure supplied by Transport for London.Autocar’s own estimate, published this week, suggested a figure of “up to half a million”. £10 T-charge for high polluting vehicles in London Breaking down its figures for the 2016 ‘Greater London Motorparc’, the SMMT says that 782,439 diesels and 858,018 petrols will be hit by the new rules which single out Euro 0-5 diesels and Euro 0-3 petrols for a £12/day charge. Whereas TfL believes that just 321k diesels and 255k petrols will … [Read more...] about London Ultra Low Emission Zone to affect 500,000 motorists from 2021
Honda had promised to launch four models in India, out of which three are already here - the Cliq, the Grazia and the Africa Twin. This leaves us with just one pending launch which will certainly happen at the 2018 Auto Expo. Sources close to the company confirm that it’s not a big bike, leaving room for speculation. And hence, here’s a list of expected launches from the Honda stable this year. Honda CB Twister 125 Honda has been sitting pretty in the 125cc segment, thanks to the Honda CB Shine and CB Shine SP that have had the cash registers ringing. But unlike its other offerings in the 110cc and 150cc segments, the 125cc segment only has the Shine variants doing all the work. This means it’s high time the company brings in a new addition to up its game.The CB Twister has been quite a quirky motorcycle in the 110cc segment, with a generous amount of fan following of its own. Therefore, there is a possibility that Honda … [Read more...] about Auto Expo 2018 Expected Honda Lineup
► New VW Up GTI ► Powered by 113bhp turbo► Just £13,750 to start Volkswagen has just released UK prices for the VW Up GTI, and we’ve actually got some good news. Despite its good looks and promised performance, Volkswagen's new mini hot-hatch will start at a very reasonable £13,750. That figures gets you an entry-level three-door version of Volkswagen's new hot hatch, but you can always upgrade to a five-door version for just £14.150. At just £400 more, it’s also not a huge increase on the base model – which is a bonus. Read our full review of the new VW Up GTI What’s more, at just under £1000 more than the current range-topping up, the Up GTI is looking better and better. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about VW’s mini-hatch, and we’ll have our full review of the car up very soon.The small Volkswagen pocket rocket is back! You're looking at … [Read more...] about VW Up GTI price revealed: and it’s cheaper than you’d expect
With Auto Expo 2018 just around the corner, we have got some interesting news to share on what’s coming up at the BMW Motorrad stall. But, in a nutshell, it consists of two very special adventure bikes and a street naked we have been craving to see on Indian roads. BMW F 850 GS BMW Motorrad first showcased the F 850 GS at the EICMA motorcycle show last year, hinting at a possible launch in India. Now, after our countless prayers, it seems that the almighty might just have made our wish come true. The bikemaker is most likely planning to launch the F 850 GS at the 2018 Auto Expo. The BMW F 850 GS is powered by an all-new 853cc, parallel-twin motor which is bigger and more powerful than the one seen on the outgoing F 800 GS. BMW claims that the new F 850 GS is also better than the F 800 GS both on road and off the road, especially thanks to the new electronic wizardry and new engine.The new motor on the F 850 GS produces 95PS at 8250rpm and 92 Nm of torque at 6250rpm. … [Read more...] about Auto Expo 2018 What To Expect From BMW Motorrad
Hero Xtreme 200 S:Hero MotoCorp had unveiled the Xtreme 200 S at the 2016 Auto Expo and was expected to launch the production version of the concept bike at the 2018 edition. Fast forward to 2018 and Hero has announced that it will launch the new Xtreme 200 S on January 30 and will be showcasing the bike publicly at the Expo. The new Hero offering is expected to be priced around Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom) and will rival the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 and the Yamaha FZ 25.The new Hero motorcycle, with sharper lines and creases, looks like an evolution over the Xtreme Sports. It will be equipped with a semi-digital instrument console. Powering the Xtreme 200 S will be an all-new 200cc, single-cylinder engine. The motor showcased at the 2016 Expo delivers 18.6PS of power at 8,500rpm and maximum torque of 17.2Nm at 6,000 rpm. We hope Hero engineers tune the powerplant for more grunt to take the fight to … [Read more...] about 2018 Auto Expo – What To Expect From Hero?
It's clear from the Jetta's official reveal inside Cobo Center, which used images of Detroit cityscapes and photos of hip young millennials and families, whom Volkswagen is targeting with the new generation of its best-selling vehicle in the U.S. But the company also sees the Jetta as an important piece of rebuilding consumer trust in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal and strengthening its position in the U.S. market.It sounds strange for a company that sold 6.23 million vehicles globally in 2017, an increase of 4.2 percent, and will challenge Toyota for the crown of world's biggest automaker. But VW brass is serious about growing market share in the United States, where its sales last year were 339,700. VW opened its Jetta reveal event by talking about its new Atlas SUV and Tiguan three-row crossover, saying it knew it had to respond to Americans' appetite for big utes."This is just the beginning of our model offensive. We are pushing really hard, and I won't rest until … [Read more...] about 2019 VW Jetta’s low price, new features key to brand’s U.S. strategy
New 250cc motorcycle:UM will be showcasing an all-new powerplant at the 2018 Auto Expo. Details about the engine is scarce and we expect it to be a single-cylinder, air-cooled unit employing carburettors for fuelling. It will be a much simpler engine in comparison to the liquid-cooled and fuel-injected motor as seen on the current range of motorcycles to keep cost low. Talking about numbers, the new engine will deliver around 20-22PS and around 18-20Nm of peak torque. The 280cc motor pumps out 25PS and 23Nm of peak torque. We also feel that UM might employ a 5-speed gearbox to keep cost under check. Styling of the new motorcycle will be similar to the existing UM range of cruisers. The new engine will play a crucial role in making the UM brand more accessible as the Renegade Sports S which is the most affordable bike in its range retails for Rs 1.6 lakh. We expect the new UM 250cc motorcycle to be priced between Rs 1.25 and Rs 1.5 lakh … [Read more...] about 2018 Auto Expo – What To Expect From UM
Suzuki SV 650:Suzuki’s initial CKD plan for India wasn’t successful as the Inazuma failed to impress Indian bikers, thanks to its high asking price and over zealous styling. But, the Japanese bike maker reaffirmed its commitment towards India when it decided to locally assemble its flagship motorcycle - the iconic Suzuki Hayabusa. By bringing in the Hayabusa via the CKD route, Suzuki was successful in reducing the price of the motorcycle by a significant margin and the end result was a sales figure of over 100 units per annum! And now, Suzuki is gearing up to ride in the new SV 650 into our two-wheeler space. So, what is the new SV 650? Well, it’s a middleweight naked motorcycle that’s more of a stepping stone for bikers looking for an entry-level performance bike. It follows a simple approach when it comes to styling - a bulbous tank, round headlamp with a small cowl, contrast finished trellis frame and a chunky … [Read more...] about 2018 Auto Expo: What To Expect From Suzuki?
Ford says the upcoming diesel version of the F-150 will carry a highway rating of 30 mpg.Don't believe it.I'd look for the diesel-powered F-150 to get at least 32 mpg and possible 33 mpg on the highway when it goes on sale this spring.Here's why I think the truck will get better than the 30 mpg Ford announced Monday: An automaker never makes a fuel economy announcement -- without an EPA certification -- if it isn't 1,000 percent sure that it can comfortably hit the target.The last thing Ford wants to do this spring is have an EPA label number on the F-150 diesel that is under 30. And fresh in Ford's recent past are the restatement of fuel economy ratings on its hybrid vehicles. You can bet Ford's calculators will have fresh batteries and engineers will have extra-sharp pencils when they run the certification tests on the F-150 diesel.And, frankly, any number under 30 for the F-150 diesel would be a shocking disappointment.The 30 mpg "announcement" this week was all about PR and … [Read more...] about Ford says 30 mpg for the diesel F-150; expect more