Author Archives: Loknath Das

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V Carb: 1500Km Long Term Review

We first got the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V on April 26. It had done 600kms on the odo and for the entire first month, the bike was put through a proper real world road test and then was benchmarked against the Suzuki Gixxer. Then, I took over the reins of the bike in June with the odometer reading 900km. I got the ... Read More »

2018 Honda Africa Twin DCT review, test ride

When the Africa Twin first arrived in India in 2017 it mostly impressed as a full-sized adventure tourer you could really venture into the wild with – and it did so in a friendly, predictable manner that really sweetened the deal. Now, there is a 2018 version of the Africa Twin and, believe me, it’s gotten even better. What’s new ... Read More »

2018 Honda CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Launch Ride Review

It’s been a year since the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin was launched, and Honda has updated it for the 2018 model year. It gets a few mechanical and electronic updates, and we went on a ride to see how much of a difference it makes. What’s new? The engine has a lighter balancer shaft and a longer airbox. Power and ... Read More »

BMW to build new car factory in Debrecen, Hungary

Reuters quoted BMW as saying that it is investing EUR 1 billion in a new car factory in Debrecen, Hungary capable of building electric cars. The plant will have a production capacity of 150,000 cars a year and be able to make both electric and combustion engined vehicles. BMW said it will help the carmaker to expand its manufacturing capacity ... Read More »

New car launches in August

Ahead of the festive season, car sales in the country are usually slack. To tackle this, a majority of car manufacturers offer a range of discounts on the existing models. However, two manufacturers, taking a different approach, are expected to launch new models this month namely the New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Jeep Wrangler. Read below to find out what these new ... Read More »

Plans to buy a new car? CarPal helps you with everything!

Karnataka : Bengaluru : 07/11/2017 : A Scene after the rain in Bengaluru on November 07, 2017. Photo : Sudhakara Jain.   | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain For all things needed to purchase a new car, CarPal is emerging as a go-to destination Remember the time you bought a new car only to find you didn’t know how to wedge it ... Read More »

8 Upcoming Hyundai Cars: New Santro, Carlino, Creta, Grand i10 & More

Reviews Hyundai is planning a major overhaul of its current model line-up for the Indian market in the next three years. The carmaker has announced that it will launch eight new cars by 2020. Three of the eight upcoming cars — the AH2 hatchback (2018 Santro), QXi sub-4m SUV (based on the Carlino concept) and Kona Electric SUV — will be launched before we bid ... Read More »

New car, bike buyers will have to shell out more from Sept 1

A recent ruling by a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice MB Lokur and Deepak Gupta has mandated third-party insurance for four and two-wheeler vehicles from September 1 for a term of 3 and 5 years respectively. The Supreme Court had earlier appointed a committee, headed by a former Supreme Court Judge Justice KS Radhakrishnan, to suggest measures on road ... Read More »

BMW TO INVEST €1 BILLION IN A NEW CAR FACTORY IN EASTERN HUNGARY

BMW said it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.17 bln) in a new car factory in eastern Hungary, a project that could contribute to the country’s growth and strengthen its position as a centre for premium car manufacturing in the region. BMW. The new plant, to be built near the city of Debrecen about 230 kilometres east of Budapest, will ... Read More »

Online Used Car Marketplace Cars24 Raises $49.7 Mn

• The funding has been raised from Sequoia Capital India, Kingsway FCI Fund, and KCK Global • The startup’s valuation is expected to be $250 Mn • Cars24 currently has more than 50 branches across 10 major cities in India Gurugram-based online used car marketplace Cars24 raised $49.7 Mn (INR 340 Cr) from Sequoia Capital India, with the participation of some existing ... Read More »