Author Archives: Loknath Das

Team of 11 for Uganda auto show

PHOTO | COURTESY Nairobi-based motorcycle enthusiast Micky Bassi (right) with Peter Wanday of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. A team of 11 Kenyan motoring enthusiasts will compete in the sixth edition of Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show in Kampala. The 11, led by Peter Wanday, will compete in the event set for July 29 at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. ... Read More »

2017 KAWASAKI Z650 ROAD TEST REVIEW

he Kawasaki ER-6n is a motorcycle I never took a shine to. It felt like too much work at the racetrack. It felt too bulky and unwieldy out in the wild. And it had that headlight. First an ooze paused in mid-ooze and then a marginal, very marginal improvement. But its price, especially in EMIs was stunning. On the face ... Read More »

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Home / Reviews / 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – First Drive Review VIEW 51 PHOTOS FIRST DRIVE REVIEW 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Bang! It’s over. JUL 2017 BY K.C. COLWELL  SHARE  TWEET “Come to Indy and drive this purpose-built, street-legal drag-racing car,” they said. The lawn isn’t getting mowed. Floors aren’t being mopped. Dishes remain piled up. We ... Read More »

Detroit-based auto show talent agency follows Toyota to Plano

Plano residents may not have heard of Productions Plus, but if they’ve been to the State Fair of Texas, they’ve likely seen the talent agency’s spokespeople working the auto show. This year, an estimated 150 brand ambassadors will interact with fairgoers as they represent automotive brands such as Toyota, Lexus, Nissan and Volkswagen, among others. The staffing agency, which specializes in supplying ... Read More »

‘Higher GST rates will turn buyers away from organised used-car market’

GST does not discriminate between new and used cars Players may not be able to increase prices for fear of losing customers CHENNAI, JULY 14:   High GST rates on used cars have hit margins of organised players in the business. GST does not discriminate between new and used cars as the rates are the same. So pre-owned car dealers in ... Read More »

Why Tesla’s new Model 3 electric car is a vehicle like no other

The Model 3’s roof is a sheet of glass that stretches from the front to almost the boot. The car can rocket from zero to nearly 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. (Image source: Tesla web site) Tesla’s new Model 3 is more than just a “stripped-down version” of its Model S premium electric sedan. The new launch — the first ... Read More »

As Rolls-Royce tests its first SUV, the future of the ‘normal’ car looks uncertain

The new Rolls-Royce 4×4, codenamed ‘Cullinan’, is seen here in disguise Can anything stop the stampede of the Sport Utility Vehicle? Last year’s sales of SUVs and ‘crossovers’ increased to 25 per cent of the total European market and while the charge has slightly slowed this year, SUVs are still well ahead. Manufacturers are now talking about conquering the B-segment crossover ... Read More »

Car Review: Mercedes SL450 Roadster, a mix of sport and luxury for 2017

WTOP car guy Mike Parris calls the 2017 Mercedes SL450 Roadster “a luxury treat for two” that doesn’t compromise the driving experience.  WTOP car guy Mike Parris calls the 2017 Mercedes SL450 Roadster “a luxury treat for two” that doesn’t compromise the driving experience. (WTOP/Mike Parris) The SL450 has a folding hard top, so it looks like a regular sport ... Read More »

Review: Stromer ST1 X

THE BIGGEST TREND in the e-bike industry today is the “S-pedelic.” If you’re still riding a beach cruiser, here’s the intel: “Pedelic” is shorthand for “pedal electric cycle,” which means that the rider’s expended energy is assisted by a small motor. Add that “S” prefix and things change drastically. In Europe—and especially Germany, the continent’s largest e-bike market—“S” stands for “schnell” ... Read More »

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabrio to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class sedan has been updated for 2018 with some visual tweaks to the exterior and cabin, plus a revised powertrain lineup. The automaker has confirmed that similar changes will be introduced to the 2-door S-Class models, also for 2018. Prototypes for the updated S-Class Cabriolet, as well as the updated S63 Coupe and S63 Cabriolet from Mercedes-AMG, have already been spotted. 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe facelift ... Read More »