Author Archives: Loknath Das

Geneva Auto Show: Bentley enters hybrid territory with Bentayga SUV

Attendees look at a Bentley Motors Ltd. Bentayga luxury vehicle ahead of the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, March 5, 2018. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg(Bloomberg) On Monday, at a private party prior to the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley Motors Ltd. unveiled the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid. This is the first vehicle in Bentley’s family of cars to ... Read More »

Detroit Auto Show Organizers Consider Rescheduling the Century-Old Event

Rumors that America’s premier auto show, the North American International Auto Show, aka the Detroit Auto Show, is contemplating moving its visit to “The D” have surfaced once again. This time, it looks like the show’s management may choose to host the legendary event in October instead of January. These rumors come after Mercedes-Benz joined the long list of automakers who ... Read More »

Re-creation of 1950s Auto Shows throwback to the Golden Age of American automobiles at OKC Auto Show

The Oklahoma City International Auto Show will be held March 9-11 in the Bennett Event Center at Oklahoma State Fair Park. More than 50 cars from the 1950s will be on display. Photo provided by OKC Auto Show. The 1950s were considered a golden age for the automobile, and many of those gems of American engineering will be on display ... Read More »

New Maruti Suzuki Swift races past 60,000 bookings in India

The Maruti Suzuki Swift is selling very fast in India. Over 60,000 people have already booked it, and in the next one month, expect this figure to even go to 1 lakh bookings. Official bookings commenced on 18th January, 2018. The 2018 Swift is the third generation of the highly successful hatchback in India. India is one of the biggest ... Read More »

New Nissan Terra SUV officially revealed

After being spied more than once, the covers have finally been lifted off Nissan’s all-new Terra SUV. This new SUV, revealed in China, is a left-hand drive model and is likely to head into right-hand drive markets as well in the near future. The Nissan Terra is based on a ladder-frame architecture, shared with the popular Navara pickup and the Mercedes X-class.  Nissan ... Read More »

Binotto explains thinking behind Ferrari’s new car

MARANELLO, Italy — Ferrari has designed its 2018 Formula One car with the aim of wiping out Mercedes’ advantage at high-speed circuits while consolidating its own strengths. Ferrari and Mercedes were often split by small margins in 2017 but a clear pattern emerged in the relative performance of both cars. Mercedes generally had the upper hand at high-speed circuits while ... Read More »

The future of self-driving cars

The introduction of self-driving cars looks set to change the way people commute in the very near future.  Although some motorists might be feeling trepidation about the prospect of handing over control to a fully automated machine, many around the world are excited about the idea. We’re almost there — car manufacturers are continually cranking up driver assist features with ... Read More »

The Smart car goes electric before it plans its autonomous future

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Cabrio Mercedes-Benz USA Look at some of the autonomous vehicle concepts, predicting a future of us being able to treat a car as a lounge or work area when we don’t want to actually drive, and you’ll notice one thing: space. By that, I mean the space they take up on the road. Everyone seems to be ... Read More »

Koenigsegg’s future includes electric cars, four-door sedans, but no SUVs

Swedish boutique carmaker Koenigsegg often gets overlooked in the horsepower war between big names like Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Ferrari. That’s unfair, because the independently owned brand builds some of the fastest, most powerful, and most high-tech cars in the world. One of them is a gasoline-electric hybrid, and it’s paving the way for an all-electric model. Company founder Christian von ... Read More »

3 HOT electric motorcycles that are faster than KTM Duke 390 & Bajaj Pulsar, coming soon!

Electric bikes and scooters currently sold in India are not known for performance. They’re rather slow. All this changed at the Expo. 3 new bikes were launched at the Auto Expo, all of them much quicker than KTM Dukes and Bajaj Pulsars sold in India. What are these bikes? The 2018 Auto Expo witnessed the launch of three new performance ... Read More »