Author Archives: anik

Ford GT Models Free for Kids at 2016 Detroit Auto Show

Ask any hardcore automobile enthusiast how they got hooked on liking cars and its quite probable the answer will be “building model cars.” The 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is where the global automotive community comes together to catch up on the latest news and events. Kids visiting the 2016 North American International Auto Show can get ... Read More »

Dealer Loses 2nd Bid To Arbitrate Used Car Class Suit

Law360, New York (December 15, 2015, 5:54 PM ET) — A California appellate court on Monday again refused to send to arbitration a proposed class action alleging that car dealer Import Motors Inc. sold used cars as new, saying on remand from the state’s high court that the dealer didn’t prove an arbitration agreement existed. The unanimous three-judge panel said ... Read More »

The value of a full service history

Not having a full service history can wipe almost a quarter off the value of a used car, but beware of fakes A few months ago, I felt mild panic when I couldn’t find my car’s service book. Fortunately, it turned out the garage had simply put it in its proper place at the bottom of the glovebox rather than in ... Read More »

Vehicle styling grows in importance for new car buyers in India

Style maketh the man – and the car too. In the Indian new car market, research has it – for the fourth consecutive year – that  exterior styling is gaining importance in vehicle appeal, positively impacting customer satisfaction. This is among the findings of the J.D. Power 2015 India Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study which was released today. ... Read More »

Cars to look forward to at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo

NEW DELHI: With the year drawing to a close and 2016 just around the corner, the stage is set for the upcoming edition of the much-awaitedDelhi Auto Expo. To be organised between February 5 and 9 next year, the 13th edition of the automobile extravaganza will showcase a plethora of new offerings by automakers from across the globe. Here, we ... Read More »

Smart city in the making: Light rail, Metro is future, city focusing on roads, say experts

WHEN IT comes to overall infrastructural development of the city, one cannot rule out traffic as its after-effect. Any city’s vehicular traffic situation indicates how ‘smartly’ it has developed or otherwise. In India, there are three cities that are almost at par with Pune as far as overall development is concerned —Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Bengaluru. However, there are a few ... Read More »

Why companies fail to train future leaders

The results of our first global benchmarking study conducted on the Baldrige framework had just come in, at the turn of the century. Software services firm Infosys had only recently listed on Nasdaq in 1999 and was eager to check out the robustness of its management practices for performance excellence on the framework’s key dimensions, including leadership, strategy, customers and ... Read More »

The 2001 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 Is the Corvette That’s Not a Corvette

Back in 2001, if you chose the WS6 version of the Firebird, your car came with the GM’s LT1 engine. It was the same engine you got in the Corvette, making 325 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. As cool as that was, you have to wonder who would spend the money to get a Corvette that’s not a Corvette? Whether ... Read More »

Dilwale review: Cars topple, dons fly, Shetty laughs, viewers cry

Gone are the days when local goons bullied Indians in central Europe. We now have our own mafia bosses in that part of the world. If Akshay Kumar cut them to size inside Romania in Singh Is Bliing, Shah Rukh Khan riddled them with a million more bullets than Kumar in Bulgaria. And yes, Khan has definitely blown more cars ... Read More »

Regular Car Reviews Says Dodge SRT Hellcat Is Dumber Than A Bag Of Hammers

Ever since launching last year, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been well received by both enthusiasts and the automotive press alike. It is not only incredibly powerful and therefore insanely fast, but comfortable enough to be driven on a daily basis and eye-catching enough to drop jaws and snap necks. As you’d imagine however, the Challenger SRT Hellcat ... Read More »