Author Archives: Loknath Das

2018 Bajaj Discover 110 First Ride Review

Bajaj Auto has played fast and loose with the Discover series with a multitude of models on sale during its 14 years. While Bajaj thought the customer would be spoilt for choice with its variety – 100, 125, 135, 150 – and tech upgrades (125 ST monoshock), the strategy backfired. Several Discover motorcycles have come and gone, sometimes without a ... Read More »

2018 Triumph Tiger 800: First Ride Review

The Triumph Tiger 800 is one of the largest-selling middleweight adventure bikes in India. And for 2018, Triumph Motorcycles has updated the road-oriented Tiger XR range, as well as the off-road oriented Tiger XC range. According to Triumph, there are as many as 200 new changes in these bikes, including minor cosmetic changes, new colours and updates to the engine ... Read More »

Record volumes drive the used car market in January

Average used car values returned to more typical levels in January, after the seasonally affected values recorded during December, according to BCA’s Pulse Report. The headline figure of £9,298 was on a par with values seen in October and November, but the real story of the month focused on the sold volumes achieved by BCA, which reached record levels. In ... Read More »

Want to buy used car with reasonable price? We tell you how

The insurance costs of a pre-owned car are lesser compared to a new car. Image source: PTI Want to own a car but are not willing to spend too much money? You can seek a well-maintained, reliable used car that has aged gracefully, with a second-hand car loan. A used car loan helps you procure an otherwise costly item that ... Read More »

Opposition unity: Upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh will be the first major test

The attempts by Opposition parties to forge a common front will face its first test in Uttar Pradesh in April, when the election to 10 Rajya Sabha seats will be held. Though the seats will fall vacant only two months from now, there is already a buzz in political circles about whether the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and ... Read More »

A bunch of 11-year-olds designed the cars of the future, and the results are utterly delightful

HARNITHA/Go Compare Every year we get served up a heaping portion of concept cars from automakers at CES and Detroit. Weird headlights, huge screens, and a bevy of doors that can’t be bothered to open in a traditional manner. But lately there’s a sense that car companies are just going through the motions. They give us playful ideas like augmented ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: SHORTCUTS

Neuro’s new self-driving mini-trucks would deliver your snacks to you, so you never have to leave your block again. NURO IS THERE ANYTHING more satisfying than finder a quicker way to your destination? You might be in a car, or on foot, or you’re building a software product or a company culture and suddenly—Jeez, that was easier. Sometimes, it works. As ... Read More »

‘It’s a no-brainer’: are hydrogen cars the future?

Inventor Hugo Spowers has a dream: to replace today’s cars with his own hydrogen prototype. Is the world ready? In the mid-1990s, Hugo Spowers ran a Formula Three racing team. At the time, motorsport was in the pocket of big tobacco. Every weekend, Formula One cars emblazoned with cigarette brands – Marlboro, Camel, Silk Cut – raced on TV in ... Read More »

Report: Autonomous Cars Will Kill New-Car Sales in 2030

An influx of self-driving cars will trigger growth in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, causing new-car sales to plummet by 2030, according to a new report by financial services company Credit Suisse. “Our global automotive production chain model forecasts global car production flatlining in 2030 with rising production in developing markets offset by declines in developed markets,” the report said. The ... Read More »

New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift price: Details here

HIGHLIGHTS Maruti Suzuki will officially reveal the prices next week The company has already unveiled the new Swift Bookings opened last month In terms of positioning within Maruti Suzuki’s own product line, the latest Swift will be placed below the Baleno NEW DELHI: The all-new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift, which is perhaps the most awaited car of the year, has already been unveiled ... Read More »