Author Archives: Loknath Das

New Suzuki Swift Sport to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport The Suzuki Swift is a hot little hatch that was briefly offered in the United States in the late 1990s and still offered elsewhere. A redesigned model was launched earlier this year, and now the car’s Swift Sport variant has been revealed. We don’t have any specs yet as Suzuki is waiting until the world debut ... Read More »

Diesel and petrol car ban: Plan for 2040 unravels as 10 new power stations needed to cope with electric revolution

Plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles are a “tall order” and will place unprecedented strain on the National Grid, motoring experts have warned. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the ... Read More »

Additional cess above GST to be removed on used car sales

Earlier Maharashtra had enforced an additional road tax of 2 percent on varying vehicle rates over and above the GST on purchase of new vehicles. This 2 percent cess was to replace the existing octroi duties in the state. NEW DELHI: Good news seems to be in the offing for the used car market. The additional cess of 15 percent that was to be imposed ... Read More »

Roadster Return: 2019 BMW Z5 Spied

What It Is: A new roadster that replaces the departed BMW Z4. The Z4, which itself replaced the Z3, ran for 14 seasons but was dropped from the brand’s U.S. lineup after 2016. With worldwide sales of roadsters weak, BMW has partnered with Toyota in order to reduce development costs of this successor, the Z5 (which may in fact retain the ... Read More »

BART’s ‘Fleet Of The Future’ Cars Expected In Service By September, Agency Says

BAY AREA, CA — New BART cars are expected to start carrying passengers in late September following final testing this summer, BART officials said Monday. Last week, crews began another phase of testing when they started running 10 new cars on the main tracks during business hours and Monday brought members of the media for a ride. Before the latest ... Read More »

Renault Kwid Sales Cross The 1.75 Lakh Mark In India

  Commenting on the Renault Kwid’s new sales milestone, Sumit Sawhney, CEO and Managing Director, Renault India, said, “Renault KWID has proved its mettle in the fiercely competitive mini hatchback segment in India. Since its launch, we have introduced product enhancements and innovations at regular intervals in keeping with evolving customer behaviour and preferences including the CLIMBER and AMT versions. ... Read More »

Datsun redi-GO 1.0L Review

It’s been three years since Datsun has been trying to establish itself in India, and amid a constant battle with the safety watchdogs, the company has managed to sell 90,000 units of its cars here and that’s quite good for a company which has just started operations in India. The redi-GO has been topping the charts with an average sale of 3000 units a ... Read More »

2017 Triumph Street Triple S Review

The roadsters, or naked bikes, as they are also called, aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, so to say. This seems to be the case, more so in India, where full-faired sportbikes seem to be more the order of the day, when it comes to the ‘sporty’ side of motorcycle buying decisions. But then again, these ‘nakeds’ have carved a niche ... Read More »

Car Review: 2017 Toyota Camry adds some sport to midsize sedan

The Toyota Camry’s XSE trim level offers a more sport-tuned suspension than other Camrys, and buying this model might save you some money. WTOP car guy Mike Parris says Toyota has added a touch of sport-tuned suspension to the reliable Camry model for this year’s midsize sedan. (WTOP/Mike Parris) This $35,113 Camry comes with the optional V-6 engine. With nearly ... Read More »

2017 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer

So much more than mere looks We pulled in front of the Starbucks at Molito Alabang to indulge in one of the most hedonistic, guiltiest pleasures of riders. From the dealership, we fueled up on gas and, you guessed it… Coffee. We had our drinks while staring at the bikes. “We’re at the World Motorcycle Headquarters, Starbucks,” I regurgitated the old ... Read More »