Author Archives: Loknath Das

Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 facelift (2017) review

Delving into Land Rover’s online configurator reveals that at the time of writing you can spend over £60,000 on a Discovery Sport. Sounds a lot, doesn’t it? What if all you’re after is a hard-working four-wheel drive Disco without the bells and whistles? Would such a car really be worth having – or should you spend your money on something with a less ... Read More »

Auto firm links sales of used cars and new vehicles

The mobile phone app of Guazi.com, China’s largest used-car dealer, which is now a car trading firm.[Photo provided to China Daily] An auto services firm is riding the internet and technologies such as big data to adopt a new business model that integrates used-car and new-car sales businesses, including features such as financing and after-sales services. On Oct 31, Guazi.com, ... Read More »

Glut of Honda Civics makes them a good bargain

Solid all-rounder: Honda’s 2012 Civic hatchback.Source:Supplied Millions of car owners can’t be wrong: globally we’ve bought 23 million Honda Civics, with more than 300,000 of those finding Australian homes since 1973. It’s a nameplate that inspires loyalty, as indicated by strong sales of the latest 10th generation Civic, which arrived in 2016. The used market has a glut of 2012-16 ... Read More »

Some Car Dealers Have Finally Figured Out How To Sell Used Cars Online

Photo credit AP Even when even vintage milk can be bought online, you might as well try and lock down a good Cyber Monday deal on a car. And while a few dealerships have made the effort to make buying a used car online easy, far too many still have inaccurate listings or are generally uncooperative. Shopping online for a used car is ... Read More »

The Indian man who changed his name to Regret

His parents named him Sathyanarayana Iyer. But he changed it to Regret Iyer. The BBC’s Geeta Pandey meets him in the southern Indian city of Bangalore to find out if he has ever regretted his decision. Mr Iyer wears many hats – he describes himself as a writer, publisher, photographer, journalist, cartoonist and many other things. When I met the ... Read More »

Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is to marry his American actor girlfriend Meghan Markle in spring next year, Clarence House has announced. “His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle,” it said in a statement on Monday. The ceremony is likely to be conducted by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, who said he was ... Read More »

Bitcoin approaches $10,000 a piece

The move takes it to 20% above the level it stood at on Friday, according to the Luxembourg-based Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp. It started the year at around $1,000. Virtual currencies are largely unregulated and bypass traditional banking systems. Their growth is of increasing concern to international regulators. China and South Korea have banned any new virtual currency launches and have been ... Read More »

Auto show zooms into Phoenix with latest tech twists

New-car models and technology will speed into Phoenix over Thanksgiving weekend. The Arizona International Auto Show is displaying more than 500 new models for the public to see at the downtown Phoenix Convention Center. The event begins Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m. and lasts through Sunday. Auto enthusiasts can see 2018 models on display from more than 30 brands, according to spokeswoman DeDe ... Read More »

What to expect at the Los Angeles Auto Show

What can we expect to see next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show that we’ve not seen before? It’s the first major North American auto show of the season, open to the public on Dec. 1 with press events in advance. Check out globedrive.com for news and updates. FCA 2018 Jeep Wrangler. FCA Undoubtedly the star of the show, Jeep’s new Wrangler has been teased and ... Read More »

New Jeep Wrangler, two large SUVs tee up for LA auto show

Next week, when we all emerge from our Thanksgiving-induced food comas, the Los Angeles auto show serves up another kind of feast, a table full of hotly anticipated cars, and likely some surprise unveilings. Roadshow editors are eager to hit the show floor, with the big draw this year being an all-new version of the venerable Jeep Wrangler. SUVs seem the order ... Read More »