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THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: OLD IS NEW AGAIN

NIKOLA THE PEBBLE BEACH Concours d’Elegance, the nation’s premier automotive event, is on the horizon, and cars built before Hawaii was even a state will sell for millions upon millions of dollars. Perhaps that explains why so much of the news this week is about making the long-ish in tooth new again. We’ve got another DeLorean, an off-road vehicle gone new-agey electric, even ... Read More »

The future of auto shows is in doubt; Frankfurt is the latest example

The relevance of auto shows as a showcase for brands and new model debuts is being questioned as automakers are increasingly holding their own events or choosing to attend smaller, but more diverse, interactive showcases such as the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The shift is underlined by the list of brands that will skip next month’s Frankfurt auto show.  The absentees will ... Read More »

CAR BROS PARODY OF YOUTUBE REVIEWS IS WORTH A LAUGH OR TWO

It’s the definitive source for information on the Dodge Demon Challenger Hellcat Charger thing. When it comes to internet videos, there is a genre that pretty much leaves the rest in the dust. We’re speaking of course about cat videos, because who doesn’t love watching cats knock things off tables and acting all cute? A close second to that would ... 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 »

Posting photos of new car, fancy dinner on Facebook? Income Tax dept is now watching

Tax evasion is a big problem in India. So now government is not only hoping to monitor how much money people get into their bank accounts and how much they take out but also wants to monitor the Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites to see what people are buying. By keeping a note of the Facebook posts that ... Read More »

Malaysia MP: ‘Denying husbands sex is abuse’

A Malaysian lawmaker has come under fire for saying that women denying sex to their husbands was a form of “psychological and emotional abuse”. Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition was addressing a domestic violence debate during a parliamentary session. Malaysia is in talks to amend existing laws against domestic violence. The 58-year-old politician from Terengganu ... 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 »

GST impact on the used car market: Here is how much your new but pre-owned car would now cost

GST or Goods and Services Tax came as a good decision for the Indian automotive industry. A number of segments witnessed a considerable drop in their ex-showroom price which includes the requisite tax. Cars categorised in the SUV segment as well as most other segments have seen a considerable drop in prices. Annoyingly though, hybrids are now more expensive while ... Read More »

That shiny new car is out of reach for many Americans

As wages stagnate and the cost of living continues to rise, paying for a new car is a challenge for consumers, according to a new study. The report by Bankrate.com shows that in all but one of the 25 largest U.S. metro areas, households with median incomes cannot afford the average price of a new car. In six of the surveyed ... Read More »

Why buying a 10-year-old car is a savvy move

A used car sits in San Francisco with a “for sale” sign in its window. Want to make sure your car won’t wreck your budget? Here’s a chart that might help. In a corner of Reddit devoted to visual representations of data, users are buzzing about a graphic that looks at different approaches to car ownership. The graphic, shown below, ... Read More »