Author Archives: anik

Used-car market appealing

The rate of car repossessions has also returned to normal, which shows that the hire purchase industry will start growing again in 2016 after witnessing a downturn when the first-car scheme ended. Anuwat Luengtawekul, chief financial officer of Thanachart Bank, said the non-performing loans (NPL) of auto loans at TBank is stable, while the number of car repossessions have dropped ... Read More »

Used car market is key growth opportunity for 2016

The used market represents a key growth opportunity for franchised dealers in the year ahead. As the economy improves, a wider demographic of consumers is returning to the used market. Their natural leaning towards a used purchase is being facilitated by the availability of PCP finance on cars up to five years old at the outset of an agreement. The ... Read More »

Dwayne Johnson Shares an Incredible Story About His Uncle After Giving Him a Brand-New Truck For Christmas

Since Dwayne Johnson has been having an amazing holiday season so far thanks to the birth of his daughter, Jasmine, with girlfriend Lauren Hashian, it’s only fair that the Ballers actor spread the love around. In a beautiful gesture, he gave his “Uncle Tonga” a brand new truck for Christmas as a way to say thank you for everything he ... Read More »

European new car sales post 2015’s second-highest monthly increase in November

European new-car sales posted the 27th straight month of growth during November 2015 with volumes up by 13.5 percent, the second best this year. This followed a significant slowing in growth during October as a consequence of smaller increases coming from the Big 5 EU markets. Last month, as per data from JATO Dynamics, the total market expanded to 1.13 ... Read More »

Create cities of future

Usha Albuquerque If the floods in Chennai and the smog in Delhi have taught us some very bitter lessons on what cities should not be, then there is a silver lining for all of us – to ensure our towns and cities do not go the Chennai or Delhi way. There is a proliferation of urban settlements and conglomerations across ... Read More »

Chennai floods: Penalise polluters to prevent future disasters

CHENNAI: In the aftermath of the Chennai floods, T V Ramachandra of Energy and Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences at Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, says the government has to penalise polluters, check encroachments and create good satellite townships to prevent future flooding. In an interview withMeera Vankipuram, the scientist, who has authored a study on urban growth ... Read More »

Volvo S90

From the icy environs of Sweden springs this svelte sedan, the under-the-skin twin to the XC90. The base setup is a 240-hp turbo four with front-wheel drive. Optional powertrains include a turbo- and supercharged four good for 316 hp and a plug-in hybrid with 400 hp; both feature all-wheel drive. Tech includes Pilot Assist, which steers the car at speeds ... Read More »

Google Hosting Service

If the Fiat 124 looks familiar, that’s because underneath its Italian sheetmetal lurks a Mazda MX-5 Miata. That’s not a bad thing—the Miata is one of our favorites. So how is the 124 different? Well, it’s 5.5 inches longer overall, and under the hood is a 1.4-liter turbo four making 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque versus the Miata’s ... Read More »

Carbon road bikes: are they worth the money?

You have to go back to 1998 to find the last non-carbon bike used to win the Tour de France, yet it’s still a material regarded with suspicion by many cyclists. The sceptics claim it isn’t as durable as steel, alloy or titanium and is liable to be unrepairable after a crash. Everyone has a horror story of carbon failure ... Read More »

2015 BIBLE OF BIKE TESTS

Welcome to Bike’s 6th annual Bible of Bike Tests, the most comprehensive mountain bike gear guide in the industry. This year we pummeled 36 cross-country, trail and all-mountain bikes on some of the finest singletrack Central Oregon has to offer. Each and every review represents the experience of multiple testers, and the “Roundtable Reels” videos accompanying each report include both ... Read More »