Author Archives: Loknath Das

BMW G 310R & GS 310R premium sporty motorcycles: Launch timeframe announced

TVS Motors has been manufacturing the BMW G 310R and the GS 310R motorcycles at its Hosur factory for the past many months but these motorcycles have been shipped only to export markets. Finally, these bikes will be launched in India as well, and BMW Motorrad dealers have announced that July 2018 will be when both the G 310R and ... Read More »

Honda Activa 5G automatic scooter: First TVC starring Boman Irani & Taapsee Pannu now out!

Honda has just released a brand new TVC of the recently launched Activa 5G automatic scooter. The TVC stars popular Bollywood actors Boman Irani and Taapsee Pannu who play a father-daughter duo in it. Honda has been pretty conscious about rider safety in its new ads, and has made sure that both actors wear crash helmets in the ad. Good ... Read More »

TVS Apache RR310 BEATS the KTM RC390 & Duke despite 4 month waiting period: Reasons!

TVS Motors’ Apache 310 has just beaten India’s best selling affordable performance bikes, the KTM twins. In March 2018, TVS Motors sold 983 units of the Apache 310 across India while KTM managed to sell only 716 units of the Duke 390 and RC 390 combined. This is the first time since its launch in December 2017 that the Apache ... Read More »

Tata Nexon Petrol & Diesel AMT: Compact SUV’s launch timeline revealed

The Tata Nexon compact SUV is a principal sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket league, and Tata Motors is running a range of TV commercials showing the Nexon during the 20-20 cricket tournament. What we now know is that the AMT variants of the Nexon will be launched in the middle of the IPL season. Considering that the ... Read More »

Volkswagen Ameo Petrol compact sedan gets more fuel efficient: Here’s how

With fuel prices shooting through the roof, every car maker is looking to launch the most fuel efficient cars possible, both in petrol and diesel trim. Volkswagen has already bumped up the fuel efficiency of the Polo hatchback by downsizing the car’s petrol engine to a 1 litre-3 cylinder unit, from a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder unit. Now the same has ... Read More »

Mahindra XUV500 SUV Facelift: New interior pictures reveal more

The facelifted, 2018 Mahindra XUV500 SUV is just days away from being launched in the Indian market. While a large number of spyshots of The 7-seat crossover have been surfacing almost every other day, here are some more spyshots that reveal more details of the new vehicle. The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 will get soft touch leather cladding for the dashboard, on ... Read More »

With new cars and new allies, Mitsubishi prepares for an electric future

The glory days of the Eclipse, Montero, and Lancer Evolution are long over, but Mitsubishi is looking to reinvent itself. Controlled by Nissan since 2016, the Japanese automaker is looking to use early experience with the tiny i-MiEV electric car and Outlander Plug-In Hybrid into a mass-market line of all-electric and plug-in hybrid utility vehicles. Digital Trends sat down with ... Read More »

Look at All These Future Performance Cars Testing at the Nurburgring

The Nürburgring remains the most demanding high-speed proving ground on the planet, and manufacturers take full advantage of that on Industry-Pool Days, when the track is shared between 30 OEMs, nine tire manufacturers and five parts suppliers. And yesterday happened to be one of those days. Let’s see what was seen at the Green Hell. Following its initial launch in ... Read More »

Self-driving cars still have a future – Uber boss

Khosrowshahi says Uber is still betting on self-driving technology in the long term. File photo: Eric Risberg / AP Washington DC – Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi says the company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport, even after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona in March. Elaine Herzberg was killed after ... Read More »

Modified Royal Enfield Classic 500 ‘Bazuka’ looks like a Confederate Fighter motorcycle

Confederate Motors is a US-based exotic motorcycle manufacturer whose products are well-known for their outlandish design and stratospheric price tags. These motorcycles came into the limelight back when M.S Dhoni, our star cricketer, added a Confederate Hellcat X132 to his garage. The exclusivity of this motorcycle can be gauged by the fact that its other owners include stars like Brad ... Read More »