Author Archives: Loknath Das

The top 5 features to look for in your future connected car

Shopping for a car is exciting, but understanding all the options can be intimidating. Finding the right type of car for your needs is just the beginning. Then come the decisions about paint and interior colors, wheels, etc. And now that cars are becoming computers on wheels — the “ultimate mobile devices” — technological options will soon mean even more ... Read More »

Tata Tiago Petrol AMT Review

HIGHLIGHTS Tata Tiago AMT gets a 5-speed AMT unit with ‘sport’ mode Tata Tiago AMT comes only in the XZA variant Tata Tiago AMT is a great car for a first time automatic buyer Launched in January 2016, the Tata Tiago saw some difficult early days. With a name change at the last minute from the now infamous ‘Zica’ and the aura ... Read More »

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R First Ride Review

HIGHLIGHTS GSX-R1000 and top-spec GSX-R1000 share same engine, chassis and bodywork Suzuki GSX-R1000R gets better suspension, cornering ABS, quickshifter The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a completely all-new model Rocketing down the straight at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, I have just about enough time to take a quick glance at the speedo, before it’s time to slam on the brakes, ... Read More »

Cobo Center lands Detroit auto show through 2025

Cobo Center — and the City of Detroit — can breathe easy knowing that the convention center will continue to host the Detroit auto show for the next eight years. That means the North American International Auto Show, arguably Detroit’s most widely recognized events, will continue to take place at the convention center through 2025. That’s important because the auto ... Read More »

The Best Deals In Off-Lease Used Cars

The 2014 Cadillac CTS is one of the best deals among used cars, having already lost 51.4% of its original value, according to the used vehicle website iSeeCars.com. ( FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) With car dealers’ lots being flooded with a tsunami of off-lease vehicles returning to the market following the big post-recession new-car sales surge, used car shoppers are ... Read More »

This Simple Service Will Save You Thousands on a New Car

Buying a new car is a hassle. Even after you’ve determined which make and model you’re set on, you’ve got to put on your armor and mentally prepare yourself for battle with the salespeople at the dealership. You just know they can go lower on price and things can quickly devolve into a test of willpower, with you holding your ground to ... Read More »

Accelerator on AI, cars set to vroom into the future

Collaboration between carmakers, automobile OEMs and tech companies critical as market will be driven by shared mobility, connectivity services and feature upgrades. Key highlights Increased collaboration between Apple and Google in over 200 car models. Bosch and Continental can work with various cloud providers and device manufacturers for car services. Future is in data and the car is a device. ... Read More »

Car Review: Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring adds touch of luxury for 2017

WASHINGTON — Want the capability of a SUV but don’t want to pay the price at the dealer and at the gas pump? That usually means you need a station wagon, and most often they are just not as cool. Luckily, Subaru has taken on the challenge of making the humble station wagon cool again; in some parts of the ... Read More »

Triumph Street Triple S Vs Kawasaki Z900: Comparison Review

HIGHLIGHTS The battle of the performance nakeds Triumph Street Triple S offers a light and compact performance bike Kawasaki Z900 misses out on electronic rider aids It’s the battle of the latest roadsters, or naked bikes, as they are also called. The new Triumph Street Triple S gets a new engine, new suspension and new swingarm. The frame has been carried forward ... Read More »

Domestic car sales down 11.24% in June, shows SIAM data

Domestic passenger vehicle sales declined by 11.21 per cent to 198,399 units in June from 223,454 units in the same month last year. Domestic car sales were down 11.24 per cent to 136,895 units as against 154,237 units in June last year, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Motorcycle sales last month, however, rose 2.18 per cent ... Read More »