Author Archives: Loknath Das

New Tata H5 SUV scooped

Tata Motors will reveal its new SUV at the upcoming Auto Expo on February 7, 2018, but here at Autocar India we already have a detailed preview. Expected to hit showrooms somewhere by the end of 2018 , Tata’s new SUV is a landmark car; it will be the first time a Tata Motors’ car and a model from Jaguar ... Read More »

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 S review, test ride

When the numbers were first released, they caused quite a stir. With 214hp of peak power, Ducati’s new Panigale V4 instantly became the most powerful production sports bike that money can buy. And with a bit more money, that power could be bumped up to an almost ludicrous 226hp through an optional Akrapovic exhaust and an engine remap. With its ... Read More »

2018 Bajaj Discover 110 review, test ride

To loosely quote – so as to not plagiarise, mainly – an insightful Bajaj Discover owner I learned about during this ride, the Discover genes are all about having fun on Sunday and being armed to tackle a hectic Monday as well. This is a beautifully coalesced thought (and a simplistic one as well) that can, perhaps, only emerge from ... Read More »

2018 BAJAJ DISCOVER 110 FIRST RIDE REVIEW

There was a time when Bajaj had flooded the commuter bike market with a plethora of Discovers. They were available in a variety of engine capacities and the sportier ones also had engine’s with a 4 valve head. That was pretty much unheard of in the segment. Spoiling the customer for choice, however, was not a good idea as it ... Read More »

Ferrari 488GTO Picture And Details Leaked

The Ferrari 488 GTO will feature over 700 bhp Highlights Could be the fourth car in Ferrari history to wear the GTO badge Will pack over 700 bhp from turbocharged V8 engine No hybrid technology in this special series version of the 488 GTB Details for the highly awaited Ferrari 488 ‘special series’ rumoured to bear the name GTO have been leaked. ... Read More »

Volkswagen Under Fire For Diesel Tests On Monkeys, Humans

Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” scandal saw it admit in 2015 to manipulating 11 million cars FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY: The world’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen faced fresh scrutiny Monday over reports it helped finance experiments that saw monkeys and humans breathe car exhaust fumes. VW “distances itself clearly from all forms of animal abuse,” the group said in a statement Saturday, after the ... Read More »

Auto Expo 2018: Tata Motors To Showcase 6 Electric Vehicles

Homegrown auto major Tata Motors will showcase an extended range of six electric vehicles, in personal and mass mobility segments in the upcoming Auto Expo. The company has already announced that it will present 26 smart mobility solutions across its passenger and commercial vehicles at the expo to be held from February 9-14. These six electric vehicles will be among ... Read More »

Frankfurt 2017: Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package Debuts With Manual Gearbox

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Pack with manual gearbox unveiled at Frankfurt Auto show Highlights Porsche launched another 911 model variant with a manual gearbox The 991 GT3 Touring Package comes with variable wing on the engine cover The standard GT3 and the GT3 Touring Package will cost the same After adding the fire breathing GT2 RS to its lineup a ... Read More »

Nissan India Enters Used Car Business With Nissan Intelligence Choice

Nissan’s pre-owned car business wil begin operations out of 10 cities Highlights Both Nissan and Datsun cars will be sold via its used car business Each used car will be sold after a quality check of 167 points Nissan will also offer finance schemes to its used car buyers Nissan India announced its foray into the used car business under ... Read More »

GST Rates: Used Cars To Get Cheaper As Latest GST Council Meeting Slashes Rates

The GST council has lowered GST rates on used cars by 10-16 per cent Highlights GST rate on used cars has been lowered as per the category Small used cars benefit more with the GST rate lowered from 28% to 12% Cess has been abolished completely on ambulances by the GST council Ahead of the Budget 2018, the GST Council ... Read More »