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  • Top 5 Car Insurance Companies In India 2018

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    The new year has dawned. New year is the time people make life-changing resolutions and a wishlist to fulfill in 2018. If buying a car is in your wishlist this year, it is important to know more about car insurance and leading car insurance companies in India apart from knowing the best cars plying the Indian roads. Buying a car insurance is not a choice but a legal obligation you should abide by. Under the Indian Motor Act, it is mandatory for every car owner to have a valid third-party car insurance.

    While buying a car insurance make sure you buy the most comprehensive one. While many car insurance providers offer basic car insurance plans, it is wise to choose a car insurance that not only covers the damages made to your vehicle or the damages caused by you to a third-party, but to choose a car insurance plan that covers the loss or damage caused to your car by natural or man-made calamities. Most of the car insurance plans available in the market can be customised to suits one’s requirements. Choose your add-ons wisely and make sure your set of wheels has the best protection. While you are researching about the best cars available in the market, we have listed the top 5 car insurance companies in India in 2018. In no particular order, take a look at the most reputable car insurance companies:

    ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd:

    ICICI Bank Limited joined hands with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and launched ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd. With more than 3,500 network garages across the country, ICICI car insurance policy covers loss or damage to your vehicle against natural calamities, loss or damage to your vehicle against man-made calamities, personal accident cover, and third-party legal liability. From emergency battery jump start service and towing to minor repairs and fixing a flat tyre, ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd. offers it all. Also known for their simple, hassle-free claim procedure, ICICI Car Insurance is one of the leading car insurance companies in the year 2018.

    HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd:

    The union of HDFC Ltd., India’s premier Housing Finance Institution and ERGO International AG gave birth to HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd. Whether you are looking for motor insurance, health insurance, or travel insurance, HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd. offers it all. They offer private car insurance, two-wheeler insurance, liability-only policy, and commercial vehicles insurance. As an HDFC ERGO insurance customer, you can enjoy cashless claim service at more than 3,400 authorised garages in the country. Some of the benefits of buying car insurance from HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Ltd. include 24 hours approval time, online purchase option, customer service for any queries on motor insurance, and transparent claim settlement process. HDFC ERGO Motor Insurance policy covers own damage to the vehicle caused by external means, fire, terrorism, natural calamities, man-made calamities, depreciation, personal accident cover, and third-party legal liability.

    United India Insurance Company Ltd:

    Incorporated in the year 1938, United India Insurance Company Ltd. is a nationalised, government-owned insurance company. They offer insurance for private cars, two-wheelers, and commercial vehicles. They offer several car insurance plans. Customers can even customise these plans to suit their requirements. They are known for treating their customers right, their discount policy is a proof for this. Customers can also claim No Claim Bonus from 20% to 50% depending on the number of claim-free years. They also offer automobile association membership discount, discount for anti-theft devices, and discount on use of vehicles within insured's premises.

    The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd:

    The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. was incorporated in the year 1947. Car insurance offered by them covers accidental damages, third-party liabilities, and come with various add-ons. With 1 year insurance coverage period, The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. offers extra coverages like nil depreciation cover, loss of personal effects, alternative car benefits, and free emergency benefit services. You can know more about this car insurance policy by visiting their website. You can also buy or renew your car insurance policy online.

    Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited:

    In the year 2000, Tata Group and American International Group (AIG) formed Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited. The company offers various services like health insurance, travel insurance, and motor insurance. Car insurance offered by Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited is known for enhanced protection through their well-designed add-on covers, cashless claims or direct settlement at garages, no claim bonus, and roadside assistance. Customers can choose from their 12 unique add-on covers to personalise their car insurance plan that suits their requirements.

    Let 2018 be the year you choose the best car insurance provider for your dream car. Get a comprehensive car insurance plan today and stay secure.


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    • 2018 Mahindra Marazzo Spotted Testing In Nashik

      The all new Mahindra Marazzo has been spotted testing in Nashik ahead of its launch on 3 September. The car will make its international debut on the same day and will be showcased for the first time. However, few spy shots are out before the launch. Unlike Nexa which has separate outlets, Mahindra will create a premium zone within their existing outlets for the upcoming Marazzo. The same will ensure that the premium products of the company are available across the country. The premium zones will have virtual Reality facility to allow buyers view different accessories and colour choices. The carmaker will also allow buyers to customise their car.

      15 October 2018

    • Ranjangaon sees the Launch of 50,000th Tata Nexon

      A number of car manufacturers have used the sub-4m SUV space for driving volumes on a consistent basis. Tata Motors is one such manufacturer which has seen the Nexon register good sales figures on a consistent basis. It has only been a year since the Tata Nexon was launched, and the company has rolled out its 50,000th unit, with the last one coming out of the company’s manufacturing facility at Ranjangaon. In the recent past, the Nexon had received a four-star rating in the global NCAP crash tests, thereby confirming it as one of the safest passenger vehicles out there. Over the past 6 months, when compared with the sales of other cars, the Nexon stood in third place among other compact SUVs and its average sales were around 4,000 units per month. The only vehicles that performed better than the Nexon was the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Vitara Brezza whose monthly average sales were recorded at 4,500 units and 12,000 units respectively.

      15 October 2018

    • Mercedes-Benz C-Class to be launched in India on 20 September 2018

      The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is scheduled to be launched on 20 September 2018 in India. This sedan comes with a facelift that consists of cosmetic upgrades and new design. It also comes in new variants with powerful engine options. The C200 model will come with a new 1.5-litre engine whereas the C200d model will come with a powerful engine 2-litre oil burner.

      The C300 model will come with a 2-litre motor that will offer a peak power of 258bhp and a peak torque of 370Nm. The C300d will come with the same 2-litre diesel engine as the C220 but will offer more torque at 500Nm and power at 245bhp.

      The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will feature new LED daytime running lamps, LED tail lamps, and LED headlights. It will also feature a new front bumper, new alloy wheels, and slightly revised ORVMs. The new gadgets offered by the new sedan are a steering wheel with touch control buttons and a 12.3-inch digital instrument display. The various features of driver assistance systems offered by the new C-Class are Active Emergency Stop Assist and Active Lane Change Assist. The price of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is expected to be around Rs.46.35 lakh (on road price, New Delhi).

      15 October 2018

    • Prices of Maruti cars set to be increased by up to Rs.6,100

      Maruti Suzuki has announced a prices rise across all of its cars, with the hike going up to Rs.6,100. The updated prices have now been implemented starting 16 August 2018. The price rise is mainly due to the increasing distribution and commodity costs. The increase of the prices could also be linked to the Indian rupee hitting an all-time low. Maruti Suzuki is not the only car company that has announced a price rise. Other carmakers including Mahindra, Honda, and Hyundai have increased prices across their entire lineup this month. While Honda hiked the prices of its cars by up to Rs.35,000, Mahindra raised the prices of its cars by 2%. Hyundai also raised the prices, but it was for the Grand i10. The prices of the Grand i10 was increased by 3 percent, which could go to up to Rs.23,000 depending on the variant. Maruti Suzuki has a service camp which is currently running in all of its services as a part of the Freedom Service Camp launched by the company. This offer is set to run till August 31. Maruti Suzuki is providing offers on the warranty, accessories, parts, and service labour charges as part of the Freedom Service Camp. The company is also planning to release the 2018 facelift version of the Ciaz on 20 August in India. The updated sedan is set to be equipped with better features and will be getting refreshed aesthetics.

      9 October 2018

    • Datsun GO Facelift Seen Testing In The Country

      The 2018 Datsun GO Facelift’s prototype model was seen testing on the outskirts of Chennai in a heavily camouflaged look. The launch of the vehicle is expected to take place in the country during the festive season. The automaker is yet to announce the release date of the vehicle. Not even a timeline has been announced by the company. However, the vehicle is set to be available for sale either in September of October this year. The latest Datsun GO facelift is expected to be made available with a number of cosmetic updates in addition to a few new and updated features. Once the vehicle is launched, it is expected to rival the Tata Tiago and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. Even though the vehicle was spotted heavily camouflaged, reports suggest that it looks ready for production. The vehicle has already been launched in Indonesia, and will be available in India in the near future.

      5 October 2018

    • New Toyota Camry To Launch In India Soon

      As per media sources, Toyota may launch its flagship sedan Camry in India. The Japanese carmaker may bring the car to India by 2019. Unlike its predecessors, the upcoming car features aggressive designs. It features a slender V-shaped grille on the front, massive air dam on the bumper, sculpted sides with flared wheel arches, and stylish character lines across the doors. All these upgrades give an aggressive look to the sedan. The new Toyota Camry gets a curvy look and a raised boot lip spoiler at the rear.

      27 September 2018

    • BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe Launched In The US

      BMW has recently pulled back the wraps off the Concept M8 Gran Cope during the Monterey Car Week in the US. The event also saw the launch of the all-new Z4 M40i roadster. The 8 Series will be launched in three shapes namely Coupe, Gran Coupe and Cabrio. The car features a 4.4-liter eight-cylinder Twinpower Turbo V8 engine. The engine is capable of producing 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The newly launched M850i Coupe can go from a speed of 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and can hit a top speed of 155 mph.

      11 September 2018

    • The 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Launched In India

      Land Rover India has recently launched the 2018 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport with upgrades in the overall design and technology features. The two SUVs can now be purchased in India in petrol and diesel engine options. While the Range Rover packs a 3-litre V6 engine producing a maximum power of 335 bhp, Range Rover Sport packs a supercharged V8 engine that churns out a maximum power of 518 bhp in petrol option. The pricing of the 2018 Range Rover starts at Rs.1.74 crore and go up to Rs.2.49 crore.

      7 August 2018

    • Honda Launches Honda Amaze, Its First Car In India With CVT Technology

      Honda Cars India Ltd. has recently launched its 2nd generation Honda Amaze. The much awaited car packs a new design, improved driving dynamics, more power, advanced safety features, and sophisticated interiors. It is Honda’s first offering that brings the best of diesel engine with an advanced CVT technology. Developed at the Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co. Ltd., the newly launched Honda Amaze is available in 4 grades and 5 colour variants namely Lunar Silver Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and White Orchid Pearl.

      21 May 2018

    • Launch of Datsun GO and GO+ Remix Limited Edition; Prices start at Rs.4.21 lakh

      Datsun India has introduced the GO and GO+ Remix Limited Edition cars in India with price tags of Rs.4.21 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs.4.99 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. The cars will have numerous cosmetic changes including roof wraps, new hood, black interiors, and dual-tone colours. The cars will work on the same engines as the existing models. Bookings for these cars have commenced across Nissan and Datsun showrooms across the country.

      The company has stated that it is delighted to offer the Onyx Black colour variant to the Datsun GO car. The car manufacturer is positive that the upgrades on these models will draw a lot of attention while the cars are on the roads.

      Both the models will be equipped with electric power steering, follow-me-home headlamps, front power windows, air conditioning, central locking facility, and USB charger ports. Both cars will have a 1.2 litre engine that generates maximum power of 67 bhp and 104 Nm of top torque. Transmission is through a 5-speed manual gearbox.

      20 March 2018

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