Author Archives: Loknath Das

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 PDK Automatic

As guaranteed as death and taxes is that every iteration of today’s Porsche 911 is ridiculously quick, has gobs of grip, and stops like someone dropped a concrete wall in its path. The slowest model we’ve tested, the 370-hp Carrera with the manual transmission, smoked to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds flat. That’s the base 911. The rest of the “entry-level” Carreras—those lacking ... Read More »

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod review, track ride

Has Harley-Davidson finally produced a truly sporty machine? We take the new Street Rod to the racetrack to test its mettle. If I told you Harley-Davidson had a racing history that spans over the course of an entire century, you would doubt my sanity. But it most definitely is the truth. Back in 1908, Walter Davidson, one of the founding ... Read More »

The game-changing cars and concepts at the Frankfurt auto show

Rear-hinged doors sit open on a Renault Symbioz concept car during the Frankfurt Auto Show. Internet-connected, autonomous, and electric, the Symbioz is meant to integrate itself (get it?) into the driver’s home when not in use, functioning as an additional room to the house when it’s not being driven. According to Renault, it can go 500 kilometres with 661 brake ... Read More »

Hyundai launches 2-day exchange, used car carnival in Jammu

Hyundai Motors today launched two-day ‘Mega Exchange & Used Car Carnival’ at Gole Market in Jammu city, a spokesperson of the company said. The carnival was organised to celebrate rolling out of Hyundai’s 7.5 million cars in India. “The event was inaugurated by dealer principals of Hyundai Jammu dealerships. During the event many customers showed great enthusiasm at venue with ... Read More »

SCOPE THE FUTURE OF DRIVING WITH 7 ELECTRIC CONCEPTS

IN THE TWO years since the world’s biggest automakers last gathered in Frankfurt for the biannual International Motor Show, the future of their industry has shifted dramatically. The opening of the 2015 festivities came just as the world learned Volkswagen had sold millions of diesel-powered cars that used illegal software to cheat emissions standards. Two years on, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, ... Read More »

Hyundai Absorbs Some GST Cess Hike Costs, Spares Some Variants Of Cars Like New Verna and Creta

Hyundai’s recently launched Verna is yet another runaway hit for the Korean carmaker in India. There were fears that the Verna train might be slowed down by the government’s recent decision to hike cess on the GST charged on most passenger cars and SUVs. At the launch of the new Hyundai Verna, the company had promised a price protection for the first 20,000 customers ... Read More »

Tata Tigor Revotorq XZ Long Term Review Report 2

How is it on the inside? It has been a month with the newest compact sedan in the Indian car market and here is something that pops first into my mind – space. The Tigor is small to start with. Unlike the competing compact sedans that are based on B-segment hatchbacks, this one is based on the Tata Tiago – ... Read More »

Best Cars of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The massive Frankfurt Auto Show once again displayed the might of the German auto industry. Mercedes-Benz put a Formula 1 engine in a sports car and announced a self-driving EV (two birds, one stone). BMW unleashed a half-dozen new models. Audi announced a self-driver with “AI” ... Read More »

Review: Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom — Pimped Up American Cruiser

It’s been over a century since Harley-Davidson started producing motorcycles and till date, they are known for their cruisers that definitely turn heads wherever they go. Harley-Davidson was among the very first premium motorcycle brands to set up shop in India in 2009 in spite of the low demand for premium bikes. Despite the low interest, Harley-Davidson managed to gain ... Read More »

FORGET THE DRIVERLESS FUTURE. GET READY TO PHYSICALLY MERGE WITH A CAR

The Roadable Synapse, which debuted this summer at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is a vehicle for asking some urgent questions. LACMA/MUSEUM ASSOCIATES IN THE FUTURE, they say, cars will drive themselves. You’ll call a roving robo-taxi, tell it where you want to go, and check out mentally in the back seat. People will be human cargo—as unengaged in ... Read More »