Tag Archives: Car

Hyundai set to unwrap new family car next year. Could it be the all-new Santro?

It was one of the best selling cars of its times and it is set to make a solid comeback. Hyundai is set to unveil an all-new compact family car next year which is expected to be the return of the Santro. Discontinued in 2014 the Santro, which had been in continuous production since 1998, will fill up a yawning ... 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 »

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 »

5 future car technologies that will be commonplace within a decade

Predictions are, by definition, hit or miss. And, if commentators from the 1950s were anything to go by, mostly miss – otherwise, we would all be zipping around in flying cars today. To avoid the same embarrassment, The Peak eschews blind optimism and scours laboratories for promising, nascent technologies, to make educated guesses on what would disrupt the automotive mainstream within 10 ... Read More »

Will The Autonomous Car Revolution Leave Poor People Behind?

Depending on whom you ask, our driverless car future will happen in five or 10 or 20 years, but no one is certain exactly what that future is going to look like. It may have us all owning cars that pilot themselves; it may eliminate car ownership altogether and shift to an Uber-style on-demand model, or some combination of the ... Read More »

New challenges for the world’s auto shows as some car makers stay away

A Rolls-Royce Ghost on the opening night of the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show. Alex Atack / The National. Motor shows have been around for more than a century and are traditionally the chief place where carmakers whip silk sheets off their latest offerings, watched by a massive audience and a huge media throng. The 1989 Frankfurt motor show drew 1.2 million ... Read More »

Lamborghini, MIT Building ‘Super Sports Car of the Future’

Behold: The super sports car of the future (via Lamborghini) Meet the super sports car of the future: Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio. The “third millennium” electric vehicle, unveiled today, fuses cutting-edge technology with classic Lamborghini visuals, performance, and “the visceral emotion” of the luxury Italian brand. The concept car—a collaborative effort with two MIT labs—aims to address “the future of ... Read More »

Lamborghini teams up with MIT researchers to create “self-healing” sports car

Lamborghini has collaborated with a group of researchers from MIT to create a conceptual electric sports car, which has a carbon fibre shell that is able to repair any cracks or damages by itself.  Meaning “third millennium” in Italian, the Terzo Millennio concept is designed to offer a vision into the future of sports car design. Composed of a carbon fibre structure, the car ... Read More »

Ready for new wheels? Here’s how to sell a car quickly (and at a good price!)

All great things come to an end, and that includes the ownership of your current automobile. If you’re worried about the difficulty of trying to sell your car, fret no more. It’s not at all a difficult process and by following our quick how-to, you’ll be able to sell your ride in no time. The most important thing to remember when ... Read More »

THIS ELECTRIC NISSAN CONCEPT CAR SINGS TO SAVE LIVES

THIS WEEK AT the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the IMx, its newest electric (and autonomous) concept—and baby, it sings. And by “sing,” we mean emit a noise like a demonic string quartet tuning its instruments. Nissan calls the feature Canto—literally, “I sing” in Italian—and it’s built to alert pedestrians that the very quiet electric vehicle is coming, even at low speeds. Electric ... Read More »