Author Archives: Loknath Das

E-Bikes are the Newest Trend for the Super Rich

Aside from their health and environmental benefits, bikes are probably best known for being cost-effective methods of transportation. But that doesn’t mean that all bike owners are looking to cut transportation costs. In fact, a new group is now making an impact on the biking industry – the super rich. E-bikes are battery powered bicycles that have become popular in ... Read More »

2017 Tata Nexon review, road test

Not since the Nano has so there been so much buzz surrounding a new Tata Motors product. First shown as a radical concept at the 2014 Auto Expo and then revealed in an utterly desirable production guise at the 2016 edition of the motor show, the Nexon compact SUV has been a long time coming. But Tata Motors needed all ... Read More »

2017 Triumph Street Triple S review

HIGHLIGHTS The 2017 Triumph Street Triple S comes with a price tag of Rs 8.61 lakh (ex-showroom) Propelling the middleweight bike is a new 765cc, inline three engine that makes 113PS of power With a dry weight of just 166kg, it’s a good option for novice as well as experienced riders Who doesn’t like the high revving feel and agility ... Read More »

Frankfurt Auto Show: Manufacturers Hail Electric Revolution, But Suppliers Are Skeptical

Japan’s Nissan Motor displays the company’s new Nissan LEAF electric car. Nissan is not displaying its new cars and SUVs at the Frankfurt Auto Show (Photo credit KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) ”Watch what we do, not what we say.” That was Attorney General John Mitchell talking to reporters at the start of the Nixon administration in 1969. The quotation comes to ... Read More »

2017 Range Rover Velar review, test drive

The Range Rover Velar is the most ‘car-like’ SUV Land Rover has ever made. But does it have that legendary 4×4 DNA to feel like part of the family? We find out on the roads of Norway. Economies of scale, more and more products on common platforms, and fewer gaps in model ranges is the mantra in the capital-intensive car ... Read More »

2017 UM RENEGADE COMMANDO MOJAVE FIRST RIDE REVIEW

The Mojave is the second most expensive motorcycle in UM’s Renegade Commando range, and sits under the Classic.It looks identical to the standard Commando, save for its matte-finished sand brown paint job. It also gets a bigger leg guard to offer better protection. As far as accessories are concerned it gets a little pouch on the fuel tank for keeping documents ... Read More »

VW, Audi, Ducati, 3 others may skip Delhi Auto Expo 2018

The Auto Expo 2018 is scheduled to be held at Greater Noida in February. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: At least six automobile companies are likely to skip the biennial Auto Expo 2018, South Asia’s largest show, as they seek to cut costs amid weak sales. Ford India Pvt. Ltd, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd, Skoda India Pvt. Ltd, Audi India Pvt. ... Read More »

When it’s worth flying to buy a used car

DETROIT – If you’re willing to fly, you can save — perhaps thousands of dollars — when you buy a used SUV, car or truck. Used vehicle prices vary wildly between U.S. metro areas, sometimes over $3,000. So with some careful research and a plane ticket, it might be worth the time it takes to travel. “For the adventurous deal-seeker looking ... Read More »

Polish new car registrations jump 16.4% in August

Registrations in August were down 5.7 percent from July. Samar said institutional clients were the driving force behind the year-on-year growth in registrations last month. WARSAW: New car registrations in Poland jumped 16.4 percent last month from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday, helped by corporate purchases as a strong economy enabled companies to spend more. Registrations of cars, vans and ... Read More »

2017 Frankfurt auto show preview

Automakers more and more are starting to launch new cars outside of the traditional auto show, but the major shows still play an important role in allowing customers to directly compare various models in person. One of the biggest on the calendar is the Frankfurt auto show, officially the Frankfurt Internationale Automobil Ausstellung, German for “International Automobile Exhibition.” And this ... Read More »