Author Archives: Loknath Das

28 hot cars at the 2017 New York Auto Show

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.Dodge After the annual supercar festival that was the Geneva Motor Show, the New York Auto Show is a much more laid-back affair with only a few high-profile reveals on the docket, and with several high profile brands such as Bentley, Ferrari, and McLaren skipping this year. Still, there is plenty of automotive hotness and new everyday models ... Read More »

Audi A5 Cabriolet review

What is it? The Audi A5 Cabriolet is the second-generation version of the brand’s coupé drop-top. Key features: More refined, better on the road, more tech. Our view: Improved in all areas, the Audi A5 Cabriolet is a compelling proposition for those seeking an upmarket drop-top. Type of review: Taster Test The launch of the Audi A5 Cabriolet completes the ... Read More »

New car sales fall by 20 per cent in April

Vehicle registrations are down by a fifth as buyers looked to avoid the new tax rates in April but they’re still up on last year New car sales plummeted by 20 per cent in April as buyers looked to avoid the new, higher Vehicle Excise Duty rates introduced in the beginning of the month. Figures from the Society of Motor ... Read More »

Shanghai Auto Show Dominated By New Electric Vehicle Concepts

The biennial show hinted at coming wave of electrified SUV’s DAVE PINTER, PSFK  The 2017 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition was one of the stronger auto shows of the past season in terms of design concepts. Here’s a roundup of the most significant introductions at the Shanghai auto show, which for the most part all tended towards electrified power. Volkswagen ... Read More »

All-Electric NIO EP9 Beats Lamborghini Huracan Performante’s Nurburgring Time

The NIO EP9 electric supercar recently set a new record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife with a lap time of 6m 45.900s. The all-electric supercar, which premiered in November 2016 at the Saatchi Gallery in London, UK, had set a record last year too when it lapped the 20.8 km ‘Green Hell’ in 7m 05.12s, thus earning the title of the ... Read More »

2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet Review

Coupes and cabriolets, in India, are a rare species; and when Audi decided to bring us the drop top A3, back in 2014, it was a gamble, yes; but one that was welcomed, with open arms, in India. Audi, in fact, had a long line of orders and it has already sold 800 units of the car, in India; and ... Read More »

Skoda Karoq Compact SUV Teased Ahead Of Official Debut

While we’ve already told you the date when Skoda plans to showcase its new new compact SUV -the Karoq, there are a few details that the Czech car maker has let on just before the official unveil. The replacement of the Yeti is more or less a baby Kodiaq and that’s why it has a striking character and features crystalline ... Read More »

2017 Triumph Bobber road test review

Triumph’s Bobber is the fifth motorcycle from the new Bonneville line and perhaps the most niche model of all. The evolution is interesting because Triumph has the T100 and T120 models in the middle, holding down the full-retro theme that underpins the Bonneville line. The Triumph Street Twin is retro-flavoured but not enough to not appeal to people who want ... Read More »

Ford GT Review

There will probably be a feature-length film about the expedited rate of development and engineering that made the Ford GT possible, ahead of a deadline to compete at Le Mans, 50 years after beating Ferrari there in an unbelievable, 1-2-3 finish. The short version: An initial proposal for the GT based on the Mustang, called “Project Silver,” was nixed in ... Read More »

Mercedes reveals what F1’s new car number and name display will look like

Mercedes has revealed what Formula One’s new stricter enforcement of car numbers and names will look like ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. The F1 Strategy Group recently agreed teams must ensure driver names and numbers are made bigger and more visible to fans. The rule is in effect from this weekend’s race in Barcelona onwards and states numbers and ... Read More »