Author Archives: Loknath Das

2017 Chevrolet Volt

The Volt was the first of its kind when it hit the market in 2010, and it has been at the top of the pack ever since. With a class-demolishing 53 miles of electric-only range, it’s a plug-in hybrid that can be driven like an EV much of the time. Boy racers may scoff, but for the planet-aware driver who ... Read More »

2017 S-Cross review: Maruti Suzuki’s shot at crossover redemption

The 2015 version of the S-Cross was the first out of Maruti Suzuki’s premium Nexa stable. But in terms of sales, it didn’t quite do wonders for them. Probably the underwhelming looks and high price tag had something to do with it. So two years later Marutidecided to give it a shake and a few twists to come up with a more muscular looking ... Read More »

Six must-know car games for kids

I-Spy… is just one of many great car games you can play on family trips On the road with kids? Keep boredom at bay with these tried-and-tested car games, guaranteed to make family journeys fly by Every parent dreads the words “Are we there yet?” But there are other ways to occupy your children en route beyond I Spy. From car karaoke ... Read More »

Delaware Auto Show comes back to the Chase Center next weekend

The largest indoor event in Delaware returns to the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington next weekend. The 11th annual Delaware Auto Show runs Friday through Sunday and will bring luxury cars, family fun and more. Hosted by The News Journal Media Group, the show is the state’s only new-model auto show and provides attendees with an early glimpse ... Read More »

2017 Volvo S60 Polestar vs Mercedes-AMG C 43 comparison

We really should have listened to Ashley. I can see him in the camera car in front of us, shielding his lens from the downpour, his face a mixture of annoyance and disappointment, the words ‘I told you so’ clearly being muttered under his breath. He told us it would rain, that we should get some photos in the bag ... Read More »

Grand auto show in Indonesia

The three day annual auto show in the convention center of Indonesia’s Surabaya will conclude today with the organizers terming it a huge success. New vehicles by auto giants Mercedes Benz, BMW, Nissan, Land Rover, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Ford and Honda were the highlights of the show. Like every year, car makers from around the world introduced hundreds of spectacular and ... Read More »

2017 Ducati SuperSport review, test ride

Compromise is often perceived as a negative, but the truth is that it’s a wonderful thing. Compromise ends wars, compromise saves relationships and most importantly, compromise results in happiness. The Ducati SuperSport is a compromise and I mean that in the most genuine sense of the word. The big question is whether this particular compromise can find you happiness. Let’s ... Read More »

The Fastest-Selling Used Cars Are Now EVs And Plug-In Hybrids

The full-electric Fiat 500e isn’t particularly quick, but it is a quick seller in the used-car market, taking just 22.2 days on the market to change hands. In an earlier post, we documented several reasons why it can be a smart move to buy a used electric car. Apparently, there’s one problem with that sage advice, namely they can be hard to ... Read More »

Kelley Blue Book announces its 10 best new-car deals

The car expert editors at Kelley Blue Book just released their list of the best new-car deals for September 2017. These include the top lease, financing and cash-back offers available for new cars. “This month’s list of good deals on good cars features some of the biggest savings we’ve seen all year,” Jason Allan, managing editor for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, ... Read More »

Mercedes is building smarter headlights for its cars of the future

Roberto Baldwin / Engadget In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright, it’s not that impressive. Then Stefan Toepfer, electronic and software developer for exterior lighting taps on his tablet and a series of black ... Read More »