Author Archives: Loknath Das

New SsangYong Rexton Review: Mahindra’s Next Big SUV For India

It was a cloudy day, and I was thinking – please do not let it rain on the day I am finally driving the new SsangYong Rexton. I only had a very small window of time with the car, and any rain would have totally messed that up. It did rain while I was on my way from Seoul to ... Read More »

2017 Yamaha FZ25 road test review

Yamaha has had great success in getting Indian customers to invest more in their motorcycles. First came the R15, a bike that got people thinking it was okay to spend over Rs 1 lakh on a 150cc motorcycle. Soon after, the FZ16 convinced buyers that you could pay more for design, engineering and quality even if you didn’t have segment-leading ... Read More »

The 7 most interesting cars at the Shanghai auto show

Auto show season marches on. The end of the New York International Auto Show signals the beginning of Auto Shanghai 2017, and this year there was no shortage of gorgeous cars with interesting designs and bizarre-looking technology. Let’s take a look at some of the major reveals from the show. RENAULT R.S. 2027 At first blush, the Renault R.S. 2027 ... Read More »

2016 Triumph Bonneville T100: First Ride Review

British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph introduced the the Bonneville line-up in the 1960s. Named after the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, where Triumph broke the land speed record for motorcycles in the 1950s and 60s, the Bonneville range is the best selling series of motorcycles for the iconic British bike maker till date. The T100 sits in between the Street Twin and ... Read More »

2017 New York Auto Show: Top 5 Big Hits Of The Show

From the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to the Audi RS3, the 2017 New York Auto Show fired on all cylinders and turned the latest instalment of the event into a massive success like its predecessors. We pick 5 of our favorite show stars. The 2017 New York Auto Show had its dates set right in between the Geneva and Shanghai ... Read More »

Great Used-Car Bargains Hide among the New-Car Losers

Automobiles are crazy expensive, and nobody wants to buy a shoddy product that bleeds us dry, whether it’s new or used. We want long-term quality, but nearly every single one of us is blinded by our past experiences and by the billions spent on advertising campaigns that aim to keep us on a straight and narrow path of popular brands and ... Read More »

Trump defends ‘absolute right’ to share ‘facts’ with Russia

US President Donald Trump has defended his “absolute right” to share information with Russia, following a row over classified material. Mr Trump tweeted that he had shared “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline safety” and wanted Russia to do more against so-called Islamic State. He met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office last week. US media said ... Read More »

Falling New Car Sales: How You Can Benefit

After several years of robust growth following the Great Recession, new auto sales declined 4.7 percent in April, following a 1.6 percent decline in March. The drop occurred despite manufacturers spending an average of $3,814 per car sold in the first part of April on incentives for buyers and auto dealers, according to a study by J.D. Power and LMC ... Read More »

Future Sends Ciara a Special Message for Mother’s Day

Kevin Winter, Getty Images (2) With songs like “Draco” and “My Collection” in his cache, Future doesn’t always come off as the most tender guy in the world. Still, it’s clear he’s got a special place in his heart for his son Baby Future and Ciara, whom he fathered Baby Future with a few years ago. It’s apparently with that spirit Hendrix used ... Read More »

Victory Lapper: We Finally Drive the New Ford GT!

Last year, Ford Performance chief Dave Pericak found himself standing next to Edsel Ford II at the edge of a certain pastoral French racing circuit that has witnessed 84 years of glory, gore, grudges, and relentless grit. “You know,” mused Ford, according to Pericak’s recollection, “I was here 50 years ago with my father, when we won it. Now I’m ... Read More »