Author Archives: Loknath Das

These Are The Best Year-End Deals On New Cars, Trucks And SUVs

The big and burly Nissan Titan pickup truck is being offered with the largest cash rebate among our 20 best year-end new-vehicle deals. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) The days just ahead are traditionally among the best of the year in which to go car shopping. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day in particular is the period in which car shoppers ... Read More »

2018 Mahindra Alturas G4 First Drive Review

What is it? Why would I buy it? Macho exterior, great interior fit and finish, spacious cabin and powerful diesel engine Why would I avoid it? Bumpy ride quality, uncomfortable third-row seating The car you see in the pictures is the new Mahindra Alturas G4 which is basically a rebadged version of the second generation SsangYong Rexton that made its ... Read More »

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Diesel First Drive Review

What is it? The Ertiga has been yet another success story for Maruti Suzuki. In the six years of its existence, Maruti has sold over four lakh units of the Ertiga, thereby making it one of the most popular MPVs along with the mighty Toyota Innova. We just reviewed the petrol version (click here to read the review) of the ... Read More »

The Urban EV could be Honda’s first electric car for India

–    It’s got cameras for wing mirrors.  –    Production-ready Honda Urban EV was spotted for the first time in Germany. –    Expected to be launched by the end of next year, India debut in around 2023. Honda took everyone by surprise when it revealed the cutesy Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept ... Read More »

BMW and Porsche introduces three-minute fast charging for EVs

–    BMW and Porsche along with Allego, Phoenix-Contact, and Siemens launched “FastCharge” in Germany. –    Is capable of fast charging in less than three minutes with its capacity of 450kW. BMW and Porsche along with industrial companies have launched a “FastCharge” in Jettingen-Scheppach, Bavaria. This ultra-fast charging facility is capable of charging a capacity of 450kW (more than ... Read More »

Audi will lead Volkswagen Group’s electric game in India

–    Audi will spearhead Volkswagen Group’s electrification plans in the country. –    Might bring the E-Tron in India in a couple of years’ time.  As a part of India 2.0 turnaround, Volkswagen Group will be focusing on increasing market share, improving service, introducing new products and localising their presence in the country. All of these will be taken ... Read More »

Capturing Sunrise: Lakeside camping with the new Renault Captur

I remember getting up in the middle of the night to the buzzing of giant flies and some odd-looking insects crawling up our tent. Being deep into the woods and far from civilisation, it was like a scene from Wrong Turn but without distorted cannibals and butchery, of course. It’s the only vivid piece of memory I have of my ... Read More »

Capturing Sunrise: Lakeside camping with the Renault Captur

A little background     I remember getting up in the middle of the night to the buzzing of giant flies and some odd-looking insects crawling up our tent. Being deep into the woods and far from civilisation, it’s the only vivid piece of memory I have of my first and only camping experience years ago in Sonmarg, and clearly ... Read More »

Mahindra Marazzo scores four stars in global NCAP

The latest rounds of global NCAP test results are out and the Mahindra Marazzo has scored four stars in adult occupant protection. However, in child occupant protection, it has only managed to score two stars. The Marazzo that was used in the crash testing had front seatbelt pretensioners, dual front airbags, seat belt reminder (driver only), ISOFIX child seat mounting ... Read More »

Mahindra Marazzo scores four stars in global NCAP

The latest rounds of global NCAP test results are out and the Mahindra Marazzo has scored four stars in adult occupant protection. However, in child occupant protection, it has only managed to score two stars. The Marazzo that was used in the crash testing had front seatbelt pretensioners, dual front airbags, seat belt reminder (driver only), ISOFIX child seat mounting ... Read More »