Author Archives: Loknath Das

Buyers’ worries put brakes on used-car sales

The industry believes car sales are likely to fall for the rest year, indicating that the market will be in recession by the end of SeptemberSIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES The motor market is heading for recession after a 13.5 per cent slump in used car sales was revealed — the steepest fall on record. The industry has blamed a ... Read More »

Looking for a new car? Here are 10 hot deals you won’t want to miss

This week we’ve teamed up with Jim Reid Vehicle Sales to bring you 10 incredible, high-spec cars. These are motors for the proper petrol heads out there. Let us know which you’d like to get your hands on most. Find out more about each car by clicking the links above the pictures. 1) BMW M4 3.0T 425Bhp Coupe Auto *Extras* A truly stunning ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: OLD IS NEW AGAIN

NIKOLA THE PEBBLE BEACH Concours d’Elegance, the nation’s premier automotive event, is on the horizon, and cars built before Hawaii was even a state will sell for millions upon millions of dollars. Perhaps that explains why so much of the news this week is about making the long-ish in tooth new again. We’ve got another DeLorean, an off-road vehicle gone new-agey electric, even ... Read More »

Honda Africa Twin First Ride Review

The legendary Honda Africa Twin is back! And this time it’s in India and in full automatic form. The Honda CRF1000L, or Honda Africa Twin as it’s popularly known, made its global debut last year, and promises a very capable adventure bike, with off-road manners inspired by its thoroughbred dual purpose and rally-oriented origins in Honda’s global line-up. Does it have what ... Read More »

Nissan Introduces Waterless Car Washing Solution In India

Nissan India on Thursday launched its Waterless Car Cleaning initiative at the opening of the 7th edition of the ‘Happy with Nissan’ service campaign for its customers pan-India. Bollywood actor and Nissan brand ambassador Sushant Singh Rajput along with Arun Malhotra, MD, Nissan India kicked off the eco-friendly car wash program with customers at a newly-inaugurated Nissan workshop in Gurgaon. The seventh ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Sales Cross The 1.7 Lakh Mark In India

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been dominating the C-segment sedan space is India for quite a while now. Since its launch in 2014, Maruti Suzuki India has sold over 1.7 lakh units of the Ciaz in India. Despite heavy competition from the likes of the updated 2017 Honda City, the carmaker has been consistently selling an average of almost 5,500 ... Read More »

The future of auto shows is in doubt; Frankfurt is the latest example

The relevance of auto shows as a showcase for brands and new model debuts is being questioned as automakers are increasingly holding their own events or choosing to attend smaller, but more diverse, interactive showcases such as the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The shift is underlined by the list of brands that will skip next month’s Frankfurt auto show.  The absentees will ... Read More »

Range Rover Velar Review

I’m in Norway to drive the newest from the JLR stable – the Range Rover Velar. A new car in a new country – exciting for sure – but I was especially enthused because it’s the quickest we have gone from hearing of anew model and actually driving it. The Velar has been conceived as a new Range Rover model ... Read More »

Yeti SB-6 Turq X01 Eagle review£7,527.00

BikeRadar verdict “Searingly expensive, but an outstandingly composed, quiet and hyper-fast trail weapon”   Highs: Excellent geometry and immaculately poised pedal efficient but high control suspension   Lows: Eyewateringly expensive, doesn’t suit ‘slammed’ feel riders   Buy if: You can afford one of the fastest, most sorted all rounders on the market The SB-6 frame isn’t just a seasoned campaigner at the highest ... Read More »

The untold risks of buying a used car

For car and motor lovers, the Total Motor Show lived up to all the pre-event hype. The event, organised every two years, is the only place East Africans can see all car and motor brands at a go. “This is where to find everything motoring,” commented one of the organisers. My take home from 2015’s dose was the need for ... Read More »