Total Transformation

Relaxo Footwears is all set to adorn its new avatar – a more trendy and youthful positioning of its brand, which of course it has been working on, for some time.

Relaxo has added many sub-brands under its portfolio – Sparx, Bahamas, Flite, Schoolmate and Relaxo Hawaii.

With the concept ‘Keep Chillin, Keep Flippin’, the brand aims to position itself as vibrant and youthful that compliments moods and lifestyle of its customers.

Cadillac finally has an answer to Tesla’s autopilot

Cadillac has finally built a six-second vehicle. That’s how long a driver can spend checking Instagram while the opulent 2018 version of its CT6 sedan drives itself. Then the first of three escalating warnings are triggered. Still, providing a somewhat-safe moment to scan an e-mail is a heroic feat of coding, one that allows the iconic luxury brand to claim parity with similar systems built by Mercedes, Volvo, and most of all, Tesla.

Dyson to spend £1 billion on ‘radical’ electric car

Dyson Ltd, best-known as a manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, hand driers and air filters, will build an electric car by 2020, founder James Dyson said on Tuesday.

The company is investing £1 billion ($1.34 billion) to develop the car, plus the same sum to create solid-state batteries to power it, Dyson said. These investments will dwarf money the company is spending on research and development for its vacuums and air filters.

WagonR crosses 20 lakh sales milestone

Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest car maker by sales, said that its compact hatchback WagonR has crossed the 2 million cumulative sales mark, 18 years after the model was launched in Asia’s third largest car market.

WagonR is the company’s third model to achieve this sales feat after Maruti 800 and Alto.

Launched in 1999, the WagonR is one of the best-selling vehicles in India. It has nearly always featured on the monthly list of top 10 best-selling cars in the country for the last 10 years.

It Just Got More Expensive to Build an iPhone

Apple Inc’s latest smartphones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, have more expensive parts, but the company will still make significant profits because it raised prices for the devices, according to research firm IHS Markit.

A base model iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch screen and 64 gigabytes of storage includes material costs of $247.51, up from $237.94 for the 32 gigabyte base model iPhone 7 from last year, an analysis by IHS found.

Dabur rides on Amazon Global

Leading Indian FMCG brand ‘Dabur’ on Tuesday announced its alliance with Amazon to take its products online for US consumers. Already available in 120 plus countries and leading ayurvedic and natural healthcare company, Dabur’s collaboration with Amazon will help expand and increase its penetration into the US market.

Amazon will help Dabur to take around 30 products from its popular range like Vatika hair oil, Meswak toothpaste, Red toothpaste, Chyawanprash to name a few, to consumers in the US.

Want a Zippy Vintage Convertible? This Alfa Romeo Is a Stealth Bargain

When he bought his 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia, Dorian Valenzuela often got stopped on the street by people asking how he liked his Datsun.

That was seven years ago. These days, onlookers are more likely to ask where they can find an Alfa of their own.

“Popularity-wise, they are higher than ever,” Valenzuela said this week near his restoration shop in Los Angeles. “They’re really nimble to drive. They’re peppy. People are starting to realise that they’re a blast.”

Tata Motors boosts cash hoard by 87% to expand

Tata Motors, the owner of luxury car brands Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), is building a war chest that will allow it to expand its business and acquire rivals.

Cash and equivalents at the Indian maker of the Tiago and Hexa cars surged 87 per cent to Rs 39,760 crore ($6.2 billion) as of June 30 from a year earlier, according to data compiled by Bloo­mberg. Reliance Industries, India’s biggest company by market value, had Rs 72,100 crore in cash in the period, the most among the nation’s companies.

Uber boss says sorry over London ‘mistakes’, offers change to keep licence

Uber’s new boss apologised to Londoners for the taxi app’s mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its licence in one of its major markets.

The British capital’s transport regulator on Friday deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service and decided not to renew its licence to operate, which will end this week, citing the firm’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers.

Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch

Apple Inc conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability to make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby.

Several prominent reviewers said they could not recommend the device because of a wifi glitch that causes cellular connectivity problems.

The Watch Series 3 starts at $399 and was launched alongside new iPhone models. Unlike previous versions of the watch, it has cellular network connectivity built in.