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European Central Bank wary of further action despite uncertain future

FRANKFURT: Many European Central Bank policy makers are sceptical about the need for further policy action in the near term, conversations with five of them indicate, even as inflation expectations sink and some investors bank on more easing. Next week’s rate meeting is expected to be relatively uneventful with the big test coming when the ECB releases its initial 2018 ... Read More »

Jaguar F-Pace 2016 review

Jaguar’s conviction in its car design knows no bounds at the moment. From the C-X16 concept that previewed the F-Typesports car to the C-X17 that gave us a glimpse of the Jaguar F-Pace crossover back in 2013, both designs morphed from sketch to showroom virtually unchanged. Nearly three years later and Jaguar’s first ever SUV is now a whisker away ... Read More »

Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 (2016) review

The pick-up market picture is one that’s rapidly changing at present. Unusually for a corner of the industry that’s known for its leisurely pace of change, a total of eight separate new pick-up models are expected to be launched between 2015 and 2017. The first of this new breed to hit the road earlier in 2015 was the Mitsubishi L200 ... Read More »

Cannondale Slate review : first ride

So, my much-anticipated first few rides aboard Cannondale’s latest creation are under my belt, but what to make of a bike that has no clear identity? It’s the question I was asked most of all: what is it? Mostly followed by: is it a cyclo-cross bike? Or is that one of those ‘gravel bikes’? Cannondale’s answer to both would be, ... Read More »

Best entry-level road bikes under $1000

We’ve tested six of the biggest-name road bikes for around $1,000 / £650 / AU$1,300: the Cannondale CAAD8 Sora 7, the Trek 1.2, theMerida Ride 200, the Giant Defy 3, the FocusCayo Al Sora and the Specialized Allez E5 Sport. To get a good feel for these machines, our four-rider test group rode these bikes on a regular test track ... Read More »

Audi’s adorable moon rover is getting launched into space next year

Audi had more than cars on display at its booth at the Detroit Auto Show. The company was also showing off a small, adorable moon rover built by a group of German scientists. AudiI mean if that isn’t a close second to Wall-E cuteness I’m unsure what is? The scientists are building the spacecraft because they are competing in Google’s Lunar ... Read More »

Detroit Auto Show 2016: Luxury Cars Make a Comeback

Patrick Primm, a partner at Cascade Audi in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, had his top sales total ever last year. Primm sold 288 cars, up 8.7 percent over the previous year. Primm’s fruitful 2015 was part of a milestone year for the industry overall, which sold a record 17.39 million vehicles, according to WardsAuto. Audi also had its best year, with ... Read More »

Can personal loan be a viable alternative to used car loan?

There are two main reasons why people buy used cars — either they are on a tight budget or they want to hone their driving skills in a used car before graduating to a new car. In the former case, a used-car buyer is also most likely to get his car financed by a loan. However, unlike new car loans, ... Read More »

Now, get info on used cars, drivers through SMS

NEW DELHI: While buying a used car or any other vehicle, you can now check its genuineness simply by sending an SMS to 7738299899 from your mobile phone. Similarly, the enforcement authorities can also verify the holders of driving licences, considered as proof of address in many cases, by sending the number to 8790499899. The road transport ministry has also ... Read More »

Watch Faraday Future say that its new car platform will be as disruptive as the iPhone

Secretive car company Faraday Future had the buzziest keynote of CES 2016 so far — and while the company’s actual announcements boiled down to announcing that it has 750 employees working on a new “Variable Platform Architecture” vehicle platform that will lead to various new cars, the hype level was off the charts. So far, in fact, that SVP Nick Sampson ... Read More »