Why Plan? asks Urban Blackberrys

Urban Blackberrys, the leading youth denim brand from the stable of Mohan Clothing Co Pvt Ltd, has now come up with its new brand ideology –“Why Plan”, signifying the spirit of a wanderer, so that today’s urban youth can relate to the brand in a much smoother way and seamlessly. The company had also commissioned the Bangalore-based design agency Four Dimensions Retail Design to come up with a new retail identity for its three different brand identities that include the parent brand Blackberrys, “Urban” Blackberrys and Blackberrys “Casuale”.

Ducati launches new Monster 821 in India at Rs 9.51 lakh

Italian super bike maker Ducati launched an all new version of 'Monster 821' in India at an introductory price of Rs 9.51 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Monster 821 comes with a Euro 4 compliant liquid-cooled engine which delivers a maximum power of 109 hp. “For the last 25 years, the Monster has consistently delighted biking enthusiasts across the world. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Monster and we are very proud to introduce the new Monster 821 in India,” Ducati India Managing Director Sergi Canovas Garriga said in a statement.

VW’s Skoda shifts some SUV production to Germany

Volkswagen AG’s Czech division Skoda said it will shift some production of sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to Germany to meet growing demand for its models.

Executives at Europe’s largest automotive group and its Czech subsidiary have been looking at ways to boost output at Skoda, including building a new factory outside the brand’s Czech home, to help it keep up with booming demand, company sources told Reuters in March.

Gionee unveils two smartphones in India

Chinese mobile maker Gionee India launched two new smartphones F205 and S11 Lite on Thursday in New Delhi. The company showcased both the phones last year in China.

With better camera specification and features like full view display and face unlock the F205 and S11 Lite will be priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 13,999 respectively.

Ford launches Freestyle @ Rs 5.09 lakh

Ford India on Thursday launched its cross-hatchback Freestyle in India four-wheeler market. The Ford Freestyle has been priced at Rs 5.09 lakh, while the diesel variant starts from Rs 609,000, both prices are ex-showroom. The Freestyle is a crossover offering based on the Figo hatchback. Ford dealerships have already commenced bookings and the deliveries should start shortly. Ford Freestyle competes with likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis along with other cross-hatchbacks like the Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura, Hyundai i20 Active.

Tata Motors launches ‘Ultra’ range of trucks

Tata Motors, India’s biggest commercial vehicle maker by sales, has launched Ultra brand range of trucks to defend and consolidate its overall market share from losing to rivals in Asia’s third biggest economy.

In August 2017, the company had announced its aggressive growth game-plan to regain 5 per cent market share. In FY2018, the company sold a total of 376,456 commercial vehicles, growing its market share to 43.96 per cent from 42.80 per cent in FY2017.

More than cheers from Emirates

If you are a teetotaller, this one is not for you. But if you are not, Emirates seems well set to bring more cheers than three when you catch your next flight-across all classes, with 30 new spirits and liqueurs-all premium brands. The new spirits menu on board includes a mix of niche, hand-crafted brands as well as popular and well-loved spirits such as Hennessy cognacs in all classes including the exclusive Hennessy Paradis in First Class and for a limited period on select routes the extremely rare Hennessy Paradis Impérial.

Nokia back to profit in India

Nokia which had slipped from the heights of mobile handset business in the country, has become profitable again in just over a year of relaunch of its phones, a top company official said. “We are already profitable in India,” Amit Goyal, the global business head( north & east) of HMD GLobal, which is the global licensee of Nokia brand, said here today at the launch of three handsets in the east.

Google unveils new search experience for Indian job-seekers

With the broad objective of improving the job search experience for users across India, Google unveiled an immersive new search experience that makes it easier and quiker for job seekers to find relevant employment opportunites from many popular job listing websites, online classified, and companies.

JLR opens bookings for new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport

Tata Motors-owned British sports car maker Jaguar Land Rover has opened the bookings for the 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport facelift models in India to boost its sales in Asia’s third biggest car mart.

These sports utility vehicles or SUVs will be launched in the country in a couple of months.

Both the SUVs comprising of four trims of 3-litre V6 diesel, 4.4-litre V8 diesel and 3-litre V6 supercharged petrol, 5-litre V8 supercharged petrol variants each will be sold in India.