Author Archives: Loknath Das

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 »

2017 Renault Captur India review, test drive

What is it? While it still hasn’t quite reached the heights of its Indo-Japanese and Korean rivals, Renault has been making some interesting cars for the Indian market. While the levels of success seen by its models have been mixed, the French carmaker now wants to make a stronger impression in the mid-size SUV/crossover segment. But let’s face it, the ... Read More »

2017 TRIUMPH STREET SCRAMBLER FIRST RIDE REVIEW

Never a fan of retro-classic motorcycles, I was pleasantly surprised with how much fun the Bonneville Street Twin was. It was a lot lighter and nimbler than its predecessor and looked more youthful. The new Bonneville family in fact has pretty much changed my perspective on retro-classics and I’ve come to believe they can be good fun too. The newest ... Read More »

OC International Auto Show in Anaheim will be all gleaming chrome, with 600 of the newest vehicles on display

Vehicles are on display at a previous OC International Auto Show. Car enthusiats and shoppers will be able to get in various vehicles and even test drive several. The show will be held again at the Anaheim Convention Center Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. (File photo by H. Lorren Au Jr.,Orange County Register/SCNG) More new cars are sold in Orange ... Read More »

Thousands of hurricane cars expected to flood used car market

HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 06: A car sits in floodwaters outside of a home on September 6, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Over a week after Hurricane Harvey hit Southern Texas, residents are beginning the long process of recovering from the storm. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) DENVER– AAA has a warning for future car buyers:  Beware of flooded cars from ... Read More »