Author Archives: Loknath Das

Planning to buy a second-hand car on loan? Here’s what you need to do

According to a survey done last year, the size of the Indian pre-owned car market is 3.5 million cars. This, as per the survey, was 1.2X of the annual sales volume of new cars. But, despite having a much bigger share in terms of the number of cars sold, only 15% of the used cars sold, were financed through used-car ... Read More »

10 ROAD BIKES THAT ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A BRAND NEW CAR

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better than this, you find out that car manufacturers have begun to branch out into bikes. In reality, carmakers have been producing and branding bikes for over 15 years. Mercedes-Benz started this trend by branding an AMP mountain bike. The bike could be folded into a suitcase and put in the trunk of ... Read More »

In The Future, Your Car Will Read Your Biology to Make Decisions for You

Next-Level Integration As automakers like Tesla, Toyota, and Volvo focus on developing vehicles that can interact autonomously with their environments, Ari Teman is exploring ways the cars of the future could interact with you. The inventor, designer, and technologist told Futurism he sees biometrics, which is “the ability for a vehicle, an environment, or a service to recognize who you are and how you are,” as one ... Read More »

Tata Nexon first drive review: A glamorous package in compact SUV segment

The Nexon from Tata Motors will come with a petrol and diesel option. An automatic variant is expected later. KOCHI: Looking to offer a strong product in almost every segment of vehicles, Tata Motors has been on a determined mission to change its image. Little wonder then that it has launched three products in three different segments in the last 18 months ... Read More »

Downtown Burbank Car Classic to honor Road Kings

This 1952 Chevy Deluxe was one of many classic cars displayed at the Downtown Burbank Car Classic in Burbank in 2015. (File Photo) he Road Kings of Burbank started in 1952 as a club for local drag racers and hot rodders. However, the group, which is a co-producer of an upcoming car show, has become much more than a bunch ... Read More »

2017 Hero Glamour FI review

The bike actually looks all-new and a bit bigger as compared to its predecessor The 125cc commuter segment does not get quite the limelight in the Indian two-wheeler market. People tend to either go for a 100-110cc mileage churner or a better performing 150-160cc premium commuter. However, there are two models trying to break the league with an optimum combination ... Read More »

Carspring, a London and Berlin startup that lets you buy a used car online, raises £5M Series B

Carspring, the London and Berlin used car buying platform founded by Rocket Internet, has picked up £5 million in Series B funding. Backing the round are Rocket Internet itself, along with Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund, which offers media in the form of TV advertising in return for equity. In other words, a portion of this round (£1.3m) isn’t cash per ... Read More »

Pia Wurtzbach shows off ‘first brand new car that’s all my own’

Pia Wurtzbach via Instagram Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is truly one beautiful example that dreams do come true. Most of the things she only once dreamt of having now came to life for her—from becoming a beauty queen to having her own brand new car. In a recent Instagram post, 27-year-old former beauty queen comfortably sat on the driver’s ... Read More »

What Modern American Cars Will Be Collectibles In The Future?

These American monsters will bring big bucks on the auction block in 20 years. It’s fun to sit down with friends and try to predict which cars will eventually go for huge sums at auction when we are old. There are plenty of American cars that have skyrocketed in value like the Cuda, Cobra and the GT40. Even several versions ... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 reviewers are in love: “Yes, the hyperbole is necessary”

Tesla hopes to enter the hearts—and driveways—of millions of people around the world with the debut of its first mass-market electric vehicle, the Model 3. The company handed over the key (cards) to the first 30 owners of the much-anticipated car at a glitzy launch event on July 29. What’s the word so far? It’s hard to find a bad ... Read More »