Author Archives: Loknath Das

Mercedes accused of using cheat-devices with ‘500%’ higher NOx emissions

Mercedes has once again been accused of employing illegal cheat devices in order to pass emissions regulations. In 2018 the German road vehicle authority found that parent company Daimler had been using prohibited defeat devices. And now the Environmental Action Germany (DUH), a non-profit organisation, has accused Mercedes of using up to eight defeat devices on its Euro 6 compliant ... Read More »

All-new Rolls Royce Ghost Black Badge unveiled

Rolls Royce is known for making opulent and bespoke automobiles. Be it a saloon or SUV, each car produced at Goodwood is exceptional, elegant and nothing short of phenomenal. Recently, the manufacturer showed off an all-new Ghost Black Badge. And this newest product is another example of Rolls Royce’ magic touch. After the Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan, the Ghost is the youngest member of ... Read More »

2023 Mini Cooper Hardtop Previewed, Future EV Plans Detailed

BMW’s Mini hatchbacks have evolved slowly since the launch of the first one—inspired by the 1959 BMC original—back in 2001. The three generations of the two-door hatchback have all shared similar dimensions and closely related design, and these official pictures of a prototype version of the next hatchback make it clear that the pattern is set to continue. While the images keep ... Read More »

2022 Ford Maverick 2.0L EcoBoost First Test: The Small Truck Done Right

Just like the entries in every modern automotive segment, pickup trucks have gotten big. Back in the 1990s, a Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma were similar in size to today’s new 2022 Ford Maverick, but consumer preferences along with a push to make everything bigger and better caused trucks to grow. The 2022 Maverick reopens the door that was shut decades ago, and ... Read More »

Should I Buy a New or Used Car?

It can happen to anyone sooner or later. The old clunker gasps its last smoky gasp at the side of the road, and you’re left to face a costly reality: You need new wheels. A shiny new car would be appealing, but your know-it-all friend says buying used is the smarter choice in the long run. Here’s how to decide ... Read More »

Used car market to be twice as big as new car segment by FY2025

After shrinking considerably since FY2019, the Indian passenger vehicle (PV) market is expected to get back on the path to recovery in the coming years. According to a study carried out by research firm Frost & Sullivan, and commissioned by Volkswagen India, the growth will primarily be driven by used car sales which are projected to outnumber new car volumes by ... Read More »

​8 Benefits Of Using Electric Bikes

We’re living in the future! In all aspects, technology has improved our lives, whether that be through breakthrough medicines, renewable energy or new sporting ideas to keep us active (and living) longer… one of these changes is an electric bike. You may have already seen one of these zipping through your streets. The question is, is it worth all the ... Read More »

Is This The Future Of The Auto Show? UK’s First Virtual Car Show Opens Its Doors

In years to come, 2020 will undoubtedly be seen as a pivotal moment for the traditional auto show. The coronavirus pandemic underscored the writing many already knew was on the wall – that high costs and an annual calendar that doesn’t fit with manufacturer schedules had made car shows increasingly unattractive. Yes, we in the industry still got a buzz ... Read More »

NHTSA Investigating Ram HD Trucks with Diesel Engine over Stall Reports

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a probe into Ram trucks with diesel engines, following up on reports of a problem with the high-pressure fuel pump. The problem could cause stalling and loss of power while traveling at speeds above 25 mph.The reported problem could affect 604,651 2019–2020 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks with the ... Read More »

NHTSA Investigating Ram HD Trucks with Diesel Engine over Stall Reports

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a probe into Ram trucks with diesel engines, following up on reports of a problem with the high-pressure fuel pump. The problem could cause stalling and loss of power while traveling at speeds above 25 mph. The reported problem could affect 604,651 2019–2020 Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks with the 6.7-liter Cummins ... Read More »