Author Archives: Loknath Das

2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx review, test ride

We rode the biggest of the Tiger siblings not long ago and discovered that Triumph has stepped up its flagship by a fair extent. But that ride happened in a mildly chilly part of Spain, governed only by a 140kph speed limit on the highway and by how courageous one felt off the road, with an ambulance and refreshments on standby. In ... Read More »

2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 review, test ride

Our brief first experience with the latest R15 V3.0 at the Chennai racetrack revealed that it was more potent than any previous R15. And now, after an agonising three-month wait, Yamaha has finally managed to give us the bike to ride on the streets. Wasting no time, we head out to the three types of roads most future buyers will end up ... Read More »

New Car Discounts in June 2018 – Maruti, Hyundai, Honda And More

2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift. (Photo: Siddharth Safaya/News18.com) With the festival season just around the corner, auto manufacturers are gearing up for the new car launches, model updates and special variants to lure potential customers for buying a new car. However, this also means that the already existing models might not find any customers as people wait for the festival ... Read More »

Motor Insurance: Look beyond your car dealer to buy insurance

Some dealers at times sell insurance on the pretext of promising discounts on subsequent renewables. While the insurance landscape has undergone a sea change and customers are buying what they need, as far as car insurance goes, it continues to be sold rather than purchased. Many of you continue to opt for insurance ascribed by dealers because you think it ... Read More »

New Amabassador, Lancer, Santro and more! Top 6 iconic cars set to make a comeback in India

Top iconic cars set to make a comeback in India It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself and in this case, its the some of the iconic cars of the past the in many ways defines the Indian car industry. Famous brands like Hindustan Ambassador, Hyundai Santro that has seen the eviltion of Indian auto industry at ... Read More »

Some used car dealers ‘ordered’ thieves to STEAL Toyota Fortuners: Cops

The Delhi police recently shot dead a car thief near Vivek Vihar in East Delhi. The cops also managed to nab an accomplice of the dead thief. Investigations into the theft of cars by this gang have revealed some startling details! The accused used to take ‘orders’ from used car dealers and plan their course of action accordingly. The probe reveals that ... Read More »

Used car buying guide: Smart Roadster

Just £2450 will get you behind the wheel of one of the most interesting small sports cars of the past 15 years – a Smart Roadster Light coupé. The 2005-registered £2450 car we found has done almost 90,000 miles. It has only seven service stamps in the book – not ideal given the tiny engine’s fondness for fresh oil (every 7000 miles). ... Read More »

Top 15 used car models that people are buying right now

The used car market in India has become larger than the new car market. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Planning to buy a car? Whether you are buying a new or a used car, this listing of the top used cars in demand across India is going to be useful. For new car buyers, it helps to zero in on a brand ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Supplying Waymo With Up to 62,000 Robo Taxis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will add up to 62,000 more vehicles to Alphabet Inc’s autonomous driving unit Waymo, the companies said on Thursday, as part of Waymo’s plans to roll out a commercial autonomous ride-hailing service in the U.S. later this year. Large tech companies, established automakers and venture capital backed startups including Uber and Tesla Inc are all stepping ... Read More »

Tencent Keen Security Lab Uncover Vulnerabilities in BMW Connected Car, Receives Award

Many connected vehicles on the road today suffer from vulnerabilities that have not been discovered by hackers and cybersecurity specialists. German automaker BMW is currently in the process of addressing such challenges through third-party testing and research. In a collaborative project with Chinese researchers from Tencent Keen Security Lab, the car manufacturer was able to expose several harmful exploits plaguing its ... Read More »