Author Archives: Loknath Das

Maruti Suzuki to revamp used-car business

Sixteen years after Maruti Suzuki India Ltd entered the used car market, it is sharpening its focus on the business that is expanding rapidly. As part of the exercise, the Japanese carmaker’s local arm, which sells second-hand cars under the True Value brand, will set up a network of 150 independent outlets across the country by March 2018, and increase ... Read More »

SsangYong Rexton SUV (2017) review

As sister Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia go great guns to out-do each other, offering increasingly posh and desirable models built to stand up to the best Europeans can muster, there’s another company hoping to increase its slice of the pie. And if this latest Ssangyong Rexton – a D-segment SUV with a few startling statistics – is anything to ... Read More »

FIRST RIDE / REVIEW

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS160 review, test ride 26th Jul 2017 5:33 pm The brand new Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has been designed to take on the premium, sporty 150-160cc segment. We get astride and find out what it’s all about. The Bajaj Pulsar 150 was one of the first motorcycles to really kick off the performance 150cc segment in India. Powerful, muscular ... Read More »

Datsun GO Live Concept Showcased At Indonesia Auto Show

Datsun GO Live hints at the design language of future Datsun models Highlights The Datsun GO Live was designed with Indonesian customers in mind Datsun GO Live concept is designed to reflect the modern style and trends The styling hints at the design language of future Datsun cars Datsun this week showcased a new concept car based on its GO ... Read More »

TV Review: ‘Carpool Karaoke’ on Apple Music

The viral “Late Late Show” segment struggles to find a voice on Apple Music If you’ve been living outside the reach of viral videos for the past year (kudos), you may not be familiar with “Carpool Karaoke,” the wildly popular segment of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” where Corden drives around Los Angeles with celebrities, singing. It is that ... Read More »

Leaked photos of new all-electric Leaf provide first look at Nissan’s Tesla killer

Blurry pictures of the forthcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf surfaced on Twitter over the weekend, providing a first look at the automaker’s attempt to reassert dominance in the electric car field. But the images, which were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, didn’t inspire much confidence among fans that Nissan will be able to overcome Tesla. The images were tweeted by a user called ... Read More »

Review: Triumph Thruxton R — Classic Full-Blooded British Cafe Racer

The new Bonneville range is the best selling series of motorcycles for the iconic British bike maker till date and it has created some niche models. One of these models is the Thruxton R, which, is among the best looking cafe racers around. We took the cafe racer from Triumph for a spin in the city and on the highway ... Read More »

2017 Mazda 6

There is no more stylish, sporty, or maturely executed mid-size sedan than the Mazda 6. Our other favorite, the Honda Accord, hides its excellence behind a veil of stoicism. Not the Mazda, which boasts an attractive body that sits atop a sharp-handling chassis and wraps around a luxury-grade interior. The 6’s Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims share the same ... Read More »

RadCity electric commuter bike review: Affordable, urban, green, and just plain fun

Seattle is a popular city for commuting to work on a bike and in May 2016’s Bike to Work month event, I captured the honors for most miles rode with over 451 miles completed. That month motivated me to continuing biking to work and one year later I took it to the next level with the purchase of my most ... Read More »

Report: BMW i8 Roadster to debut at 2017 LA auto show

BMW is working on a mid-cycle update for its i8, and as part of the update the plug-in hybrid sports car will be available as a convertible. The convertible version of the i8 will be known as the i8 Roadster, and according to Automotive News (subscription required) we’ll see it debut in November at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show. Sales are expected ... Read More »