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We got a close-up look at Mahindra and Mahindra's Scorpio hybrid SUV at the SAE Congress in April. If you're interested in the company and just why and how an Indian hybrid jumped off of the sketchpad and is now poised to enter the U.S. market in 2010, spend some time over at BusinessWorld. Designed by a young rookie engineer back in 1996, the SUV helped rebrand Mahindra and Mahindra into a company that wants to be a major automaker. Automotive News' Lindsay Chappell said bringing the four-cylin

At the New Delhi Auto Show today, Honda announced it will begin selling a hybrid version of the Civic in India sometime later this year. According to Reuters, the head of Honda's India operations, M. Takedagawa, declared that, "We have decided to launch the Civic hybrid this year." That's about all the details we have as of now, but we do know that the standard Civic is not the most popular Honda in India today (that honor goes to the City). Also, I suppose this helps the do-they-or-don't-they

Honda announced today that it is speaking with officials in India about regulations that will allow gas-electric hybrids - i.e., the Honda Civic hybrid - to be sold in that country. Reuters is reporting that India could be a great market for hybrids, because "Indian drivers are some of the most fuel- and cost-conscious in the world, and are increasingly choosing diesel-powered cars over gasoline due to their superior efficiency."