Tag Archives: Car

Additional cess above GST to be removed on used car sales

NEW DELHI: Good news seems to be in the offing for the used car market. The additional cess of 15 percent that was to be imposed on certain categories of second hand vehicles will now not be chargeable, according to a recent notification by the Under-secretary to the Government of India. For instance certain categories of larger vehicles in the above 4 metre range were ... Read More »

Range Rover Velar 2017 REVIEW – New car price, specs, tech and pictures

After record sales in 2016, Land Rover sales are already up 10 per cent in 2017 and it’ll be hoping that some of that success rubs off on this new Range Rover Velar too. The fourth model in the Range Rover line-up, the Velar slots into the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. While in principle that might seem ... Read More »

Consumer Reports: How to buy a used car

(WXYZ) – Used car salesman tactics have been the butt of jokes for years, and chances are you’ve probably heard some horror stories. But don’t let that stop you from buying a used car. Consumer Reports has some great tips to help protect you from buying a dud – And some of these tips can also come in handy if ... Read More »

Love the new car smell? Here’s how Ford will let you enjoy it even in an old car

When a new car arrives, there is a certain pleasant smell which stays on for a couple of weeks. However, weeks later, this smell fades away and odour sets in. While western countries don’t mind that, China, the world’s largest automotive market, a car smelling like brand new is the foremost priority for car buyers there. Ford Motor Co, China is addressing ... Read More »

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon review: 840bhp muscle car tested

The world’s fastest production car right? That’s what the paperwork says, and having experienced what 840bhp does on a drag strip I have no cause to doubt it. 0-60mph in 2.3secs is the claim, with the quarter mile dealt with in 9.65secs at 140.09mph. Now, I’ll come on to discuss this further a bit later, because obviously not everyone sets their ... 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 »

No GST On Used Car Sold By Individual

The Revenue Department today clarified that sale of old jewellery as well as old vehicles by individuals will not attract any GST as the sale is not for furthering any business.Clarifying on Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia’s comments yesterday, the department issued a press statement saying it was informed at GST Master Class yesterday that “purchase of old gold jewellery by ... Read More »

‘Toxic’ car finance could work out as the best way to pay for a new car

More and more drivers want to be driving the newest cars available CREDIT: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP As Britain’s appetite for driving the newest and flashiest cars shows no signs of abating, the Bank of England has issued apocalyptic warnings about the state of the motor finance industry. Banks are “failing to learn the lessons of the past”, said governor Mark Carney last month ... Read More »