Author Archives: Loknath Das

2018 Honda Africa Twin Bookings To Open Soon; Launch Later This Year

The Honda Africa Twin turned out to be a highly appreciated model when the bike maker introduced it in India last year, and now Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is gearing up to introduce the 2018 version soon. Honda dealers will start accepting bookings for the 2018 Honda Africa Twin later this month while deliveries are expected to commence ... Read More »

Honda X-Blade Review

The Honda X-Blade! The name reminds me of these Beyblade toys which was a big favourite of mine while growing up. Plus, Honda always had an affinity for the word ‘blade’. Yes, I am referring to the CBR1000RR which also sells as the Fireblade in some countries. But no, there is no connection here. The Honda X-Blade is a simple ... Read More »

When you have to search the ranks of Ferrari’s fastest supercars for comparisons, you know there’s something special about the new BMW M5

The idiom “too much is never enough” has never been so vociferously challenged Pros Power. More power. Way too much power. Oh, and it handles like a treat, too Cons Uhm, speeding tickets and outrageous insurance bills. Not enough rear seat legroom, either Value for money Jeez, I don’t know. What price a four-door Ferrari? What would I change? A little less weight would ... Read More »

Car Share Unscripted review: ad-lib show stalls at the lights

The episode jars with how the previous series ended. Photograph: Matt Squire/BBC/Goodnight Vienna Productions Before Car Share Unscripted (BBC1), Peter Kay briefly appears on screen to introduce the off-the-cuff half-hour programme, describing it as “Sian and myself, doing some improvisation”. But the best bits of this comedy experiment starring Kay as John, and Sian Gibson as his work colleague Kayleigh, turn out ... Read More »

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ review, track drive

What is it? The Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic + name is quite a mouthful, so let’s break it down. The AMG in the name tells you it’s mad; the 63 in the name tells you it’s really mad, and the S in the name is there to tell you the madness is dialled up to 11. This latest E63 S uses AMG’s ... Read More »

Europe’s largest used car showroom opens in Coventry

Europe’s largest used car showroom opens for the first time today – and it is located in Coventry. At 9am, the huge £13m Trade Centre UK outlet opens its doors, with more than 1,000 cars located at the site just off the A444. It comes following the transformation of the former Leekes store which closed last year. The furniture store has ... Read More »

Buyer beware: How to avoid buying a used Uber or Lyft car

If you are looking to buy a used car—beware!  Former Uber and Lyft vehicles are popping up in used car lots without any warning to you, the potential buyer. Experts tell us their wear and tear is worse than what typical used cars experience, which could lead to costly repairs and maintenance for the next owner. West Palm Beach resident ... Read More »

Frontier Car Group raises another $58M for its used-car marketplace for emerging economies

  We’ve seen a large wave of used-car sales startups launch across developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, disrupting a marketplace that has largely been untouched for years. Now a startup focusing on the used car-sales opportunity specifically in developing economies is ramping up its activities. Frontier Car Group, a Berlin startup that has built a used-car marketplace targeted ... Read More »

Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV To Be Revealed This Month

We’d told you long back that Rolls-Royce is all set to get into the SUV space and we had updated you that it will be called the Cullinan and of course we waited for the company to reveal the car. The moment has finally come. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV will be revealed on May 10, 2018 and it will be ... Read More »

Tata Nexon AMT Launched; Prices Start From ₹ 9.41 Lakh

Tata Motors has announced the launch of the Nexon AMT or as the company likes to call it HyprDrive. The petrol with the AMT is priced at ₹ 9.41 lakh while the diesel is priced at ₹ 10.3 lakh (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). The Nexon AMT is only available with the top-end XZA+ variant on both the petrol and the ... Read More »