Author Archives: Loknath Das

A German bike company could turn the entire industry on its head

No industry has been entirely immune from the disruption brought on by online shopping. But so far, the high-end bicycle business has mostly remained in brick-and-mortar bike shops. This week, however, an anticipated direct-to-consumer bike brand from Germany called Canyon comes to the U.S., a move that may have a marked effect on the industry. The main players in the bike ... Read More »

Pebble Beach car show boasts of greater diversity

A 1938 Delahaye 165 Figoni & Falaschi Cabriolet from the Robert M. Lee Automobile Collection in Sparks, Nevada, drives into position at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) Charles Fleming Organizers of the upcoming 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance say there will be something new on the storied 18th green this year: diversity. The glamorous ... Read More »

2018 Suzuki Swift review, test drive

How do you change a car that’s a big icon with a massive cult following? How do you change a car that still, even at the end of its life cycle, gets a podium position each month on the bestseller list? How do you change a car that is, in essence, India’s quintessential hatchback? In short, how do you change ... Read More »

GARMIN FENIX 5X REVIEW

Garmin has never let size get in the way of technology when it comes to GPS multisport watches. They pack it in and expect everyone to deal with it. And for four years, we’ve done just that. Then, in January 2017, the company officially announced that its top-of-the-line Fenix 5 series of watches would ship in three sizes — the ... Read More »

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 »