Author Archives: Loknath Das

Underneath a new suit is a familiar old friend

The Toyota Yaris is a charming little hatchback that’s gained quite a few fans here in Autoindustriya.com. From its distinctive styling to the decent equipment package, Toyota’s B-segment hatchback will always have a special place for us. Nevermind the fact that it was, to be brutally honest, quite ordinary to drive and didn’t really have anything new to offer among its ... Read More »

Toyota 86: A fun-to-drive, affordable coupe

WASHINGTON — Looking at rear-wheel drive coupes under $30,000 doesn’t take very long; there aren’t many. But Toyota with the help of Subaru has such a ride. Toyota and Subaru went in together a few years back making that rare, fun-to-drive, economical-to-operate coupe.  We’ll look at the Subaru version next time. The Toyota 86 has been around a few years as ... Read More »

BMW M3 CS (2018) review: the best F80 M3 yet

The F80-generation BMW M3 hasn’t enjoyed universal critical acclaim in its standard form. For every one of its plus points, there’s a drawback, two particular criticisms being unpredictable handling on the limit and the diesel-like torque delivery of its gruff-sounding twin-turbo straight-six. Following on from the well-received Competition Package upgrade of 2016, BMW has taken the fettling a stage further with this new ... Read More »

New car launches in May 2018

India being one of the important car market for global car manufacturers there has been a series of new car launches in the country in the recent times. Back at the 2018 Auto Expo event which concluded in February, leading car manufacturers had showcased its upcoming lineup. Here below is list of cars which will be launched in May; some ... Read More »

New 2018 Honda Amaze vs Maruti Dzire – Which car offers what

Honda Cars India launched the second-generation Amaze yesterday. The new Amaze is a completely new car and is many times more modern than the earlier version. Akin to the previous model, the new Amaze rivals the very popular Maruti Dzire. The new Amaze comes with some segment-first features like a CVT for both the engine variants along with cruise control ... Read More »

Court Rules Life Time Tax For New Cars To Be Paid Only On Invoice Value

Life time tax can only be calculated on invoice value Highlights Hyderabad High Court rules on life time tax on new cars Lifetime tax to be calculated on invoice value, not ex-showroom prices Dealers are free to give discounts to customers on new cars The Hyderabad High Court has ruled that life time tax collected by the government can be ... Read More »

Ford EcoSport Titanium S & Signature edition revealed in pictures before launch

Ford will soon launch two new variants of the EcoSport in the market. The new vehicles will be launched on the 14th of May in the Indian market. The latest pictures of both the upcoming variants of the Ford EcoSport show the cars parked at a dealership stockyard. Ford will launch both the vehicles together in the market to further ... Read More »

New Maruti Swift Petrol AMT in CarToq’s Review

To say that the new-gen Maruti Swift has been selling like hot cakes would be an understatement. The latest generation of Maruti’s popular B1-segmenter has not only given the competition sleepless nights but has also been very quick in becoming more popular than its predecessor. Attractive prices, modern design, frugal and sufficiently power engines, good ride quality, precise steering – ... Read More »

Indian Army to purchase Force Gurkha 4×4 based Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs)

Pune-based Force Motors has bagged the order for supplying Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs). Force Motors managed to get this order in spite of stiff competition from some well-established manufacturers. The Force Motors’ Light Strike Vehicle is a totally indigenous product that has been designed and developed by the company’s R&D team. The Force Gurkha-based LSV will be used for various military ... Read More »

Limited Edition Datsun GO Flash Goes On Sale In South Africa

Adding some freshness to the entry-level hatchback, Japanese brand Datsun has launched the GO ‘Flash’ Limited Edition models in South Africa sporting cosmetic upgrades and new features. The Datsun GO Flash edition is priced at 135,900 South African rand (around ₹ 7.25 lakh), and is priced at a premium of 3,000 South African rand (around ₹ 16,000) over the standard ... Read More »