Author Archives: Loknath Das

Mahindra eyes U.S. auto market after plant opening

 Indian automaker Mahindra’s new assembly plant in Auburn Hills, the first from a global automaker in the Detroit area in 25 years, could be a preview of the future for the Mumbai-based company. The 150,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in a corporate park off I-75 will produce Mahindra Automotive North America’s latest off-highway utility vehicle, the Roxor. The vehicle, which remained under ... Read More »

Detroit sees 1st new car plant in 25 years, thanks to Mahindra

Indian automotive major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd on Monday opened a new manufacturing plant in the world’s car capital Detroit, which got its first automotive production facility in 25 years. With an investment of $230 million, the plant at Auburn Hills in north Detroit will create 250 new jobs in the US. ”It is pretty rare and extraordinary,” said Michigan ... Read More »

Lamborghini Urus Interior Revealed In New Teaser Video

Lamborghini is all set to launch the Urus SUV on December 4, 2017 and it is then that we’ll see the production version of the car for the first time. While the company had showcased the Urus Concept in 2012 at Beijing, it’s taken close to 5 years to bringing out the production version and this just shows that Lamborghini wants to ... Read More »

Avantura Choppers Rudra, Pravega First Ride Review

If you’ve grown in the 2000s as an auto enthusiast, American television really opened you to the world of choppers, cruisers and custom motorcycles. These were outrageous creations that would later be delivered to their respective owners. They were anything but subtle and that’s what made American choppers so iconic. Over the years, a lot of custom bike houses in ... Read More »

Suzuki Intruder First Ride Review

The Suzuki Intruder name isn’t new. In fact, the first Suzuki Intruder was launched more than three decades ago, in 1985. Over the years, the Suzuki Intruder has seen several revisions, and has made a mark as a beefy, new age, muscular cruiser motorcycle from the Japanese manufacturer’s stable. Over the past few years, Suzuki has seen considerable sales growth in India, but largely ... Read More »

20-year-old dies after crashing brand new car into autorickshaw while racing in Kerala

A Kerala businessman’s son on Friday died after crashing his brand new car into an autorickshaw in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday night. Last night, Adarsh, who was believed to be racing, lost control of his car after ramming into an autorickshaw. The 20-year-old graduate died in the morning after he was admitted in critical condition. The vehicle, identified as a Skoda, ... Read More »

Tesla’s electric semi truck: Elon Musk unveils his new freight vehicle

Tesla’s new semi truck Tesla Motors Electric carmaker Tesla unveiled a sleek electric semi truck with semi-autonomous capabilities and a new roadster Thursday evening in a flashy live-streamed event at its design studio in Hawthorne, California. Emphasizing the truck’s “badass” performance, Tesla CEO Elon Musk pitched the new Tesla Semi as the safest, most comfortable truck ever. The semi is a fully electric Class 8 ... Read More »

The Richest Black Friday New-Car Deals

Once reserved exclusively for early morning stampedes of crazed consumers descending upon retailers to gobble up cheap big-screen televisions and video-game consoles on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday has quickly become one of the biggest new-vehicle shopping holidays of the year, according to Edmunds.com, accounting for 15 percent of November sales. By all reports turkey-stuffed bargain hunters should be able to ... Read More »

‘Routine’ detection of space ripples

Gravitational waves have been picked up from another black hole merger. It is the fifth time such an event has been validated, and the sixth occasion overall that ripples in space-time have been detected from far-off phenomena. The LIGO-VIRGO collaboration, whose laser labs sense the waves, issued the news via a simple press release. Previous events have had the fanfare ... Read More »

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name. Scientists who have studied its speed and trajectory believe it originated in a planetary system around another star. The interstellar interloper will now be referred to as ‘Oumuamua, which means “a messenger from afar arriving first” in Hawaiian. The name reflects the object’s ... Read More »