Author Archives: Loknath Das

BS4 Used Car Sales Increase — BS6 Emission Norms Effective From April 2020

BS4 (BS-IV) used car sales increase ahead of the updated BS6 emission norms that come to effect in April 2020. Major automotive manufacturers are busy making their existing products BS6-compliant while certain models are being discontinued. In order to prevent such units from piling up the inventory, the soon-to-be-discontinued models are currently available with attractive discount offers and exchange bonuses. ET ... Read More »

2019 BMW i8 Roadster review

From the moment we saw the BMW i8 Spyder Concept in 2012, we knew it would become one of the most striking vehicles to ever wear a license plate. We awaited the production car’s debut with great anticipation, but following the coupe’s introduction in 2014, we soon ran out of breath. We felt teased by the delay. Sure, the i8 ... Read More »

Your New Car Is A Hacker Magnet — Automotive Industry Disconnect To Blame

The car that you drive today is a far cry from those of just a decade ago and in many ways is now an internet-connected computer on wheels. This push towards connectivity and smart-motoring has seen the automotive manufacturing industry shift towards becoming as much about software as they are transportation. And that means it faces much the same security ... Read More »

Are Auto Shows a thing of the past?

The Auto Show circuit kicked off, as always, with the 2019 Detroit International Auto Show. which for the first time in decades, it was missing … The Auto Show circuit kicked off, as always, with the 2019 Detroit International Auto Show. which for the first time in decades, it was missing some big names. Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Porsche, Jaguar ... Read More »

New Car Discounts in February 2019 Upto Rs 1.5 Lakh – Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and More

In a bid to clear the remaining stock of 2018, car dealerships across India are offering hefty discounts and benefits on brand new cars ranging upto Rs 1.5 lakh. Some manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki are offering discounts on cars like the previous gen Wagon R to clear the stock after the new Wagon R was launched in India. Then there ... Read More »

January new car registrations in Poland boosted by companies

Poland: Poland’s new car registrations rose by 0.58 percent year on year to 51,335 in January, helped by strong activity from companies buying vehicles for business use, the Samar research institute said on Tuesday. Registrations were also boosted by the sale of cars from the previous year which is normal for this time of year, Samar said. Registrations fell, however, by 1.98 ... Read More »

2019 Mahindra XUV300 review, test drive

What is it? What you’re looking at is Mahindra and SsangYong’s first jointly developed vehicle. The Indian UV maker purchased the Korean firm nearly a decade ago but has only brought the SsangYong Rexton to India, and then late last year rebadged the new-generation Rexton as the Mahindra Alturas G4. The only change was to the grille – done to ... Read More »

Car Review: Mazda6 Signature is the anti-boring sedan, with more luxury, turbo power

WASHINGTON — While cars become less popular with buyers, some manufacturers don’t bother building them anymore. Mazda isn’t one of them. While their crossovers prove more popular, they still show love for fun-to-drive sedans. Now the Mazda6 adds a new Signature trim level. Is it worth the extra cost? I’ve been a fan of the Mazda6 for a few years ... Read More »

Attractive discounts on new cars, SUVs this month

Dealerships from many mass-market carmakers are now offering significant discounts and benefits on a number of models during the month of February. Some, like Maruti Suzuki, are looking to clear stocks of older models (the previous-gen Wagon R and pre-facelift Baleno) while others hope to boost sales of their slower-selling models. HATCHBACKS Maruti Suzuki Wagon R (previous-gen) Save up to ... Read More »

Philadelphia Auto Show Returns With Largest Collection of East Coast Debuts in Recent Years

The Philadelphia Auto Show proudly returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center February 2-10. Key highlights of this year’s Philadelphia Auto Show include the return of 37 global manufacturers to the show floor displaying their latest product to hit the market as well as an array of additional displays featuring exotic vehicles, super cars, classic automobiles, after-market rides, Hollywood cars and ... Read More »