Author Archives: Loknath Das

Car Review: Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring adds touch of luxury for 2017

WASHINGTON — Want the capability of a SUV but don’t want to pay the price at the dealer and at the gas pump? That usually means you need a station wagon, and most often they are just not as cool. Luckily, Subaru has taken on the challenge of making the humble station wagon cool again; in some parts of the ... Read More »

Triumph Street Triple S Vs Kawasaki Z900: Comparison Review

HIGHLIGHTS The battle of the performance nakeds Triumph Street Triple S offers a light and compact performance bike Kawasaki Z900 misses out on electronic rider aids It’s the battle of the latest roadsters, or naked bikes, as they are also called. The new Triumph Street Triple S gets a new engine, new suspension and new swingarm. The frame has been carried forward ... Read More »

Domestic car sales down 11.24% in June, shows SIAM data

Domestic passenger vehicle sales declined by 11.21 per cent to 198,399 units in June from 223,454 units in the same month last year. Domestic car sales were down 11.24 per cent to 136,895 units as against 154,237 units in June last year, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Motorcycle sales last month, however, rose 2.18 per cent ... Read More »

GST impact on the used car market: Here is how much your new but pre-owned car would now cost

GST or Goods and Services Tax came as a good decision for the Indian automotive industry. A number of segments witnessed a considerable drop in their ex-showroom price which includes the requisite tax. Cars categorised in the SUV segment as well as most other segments have seen a considerable drop in prices. Annoyingly though, hybrids are now more expensive while ... Read More »

See The Car Salman Khan Was Reportedly Gifted By Shah Rukh Khan

Salman Khan in his new car in Mumbai NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS SRK apparently gifted Salman a top model of Mercedes-Benz Sonakshi and Iulia Vantur rode with Salman Khan Salman will feature in a song in Aanand L Rai’s next Superstar Salman Khan was spotted travelling in his new mean machine, a brand new Mercedes reportedly gifted to him by Shah ... Read More »

All the Promises Automakers Have Made About the Future of Cars

Yet another announcement came yesterday: Volvo, the Swedish slash Chinese car company, announced that it will only offer electric or hybrid vehicles by 2019. It was widely hailed as a bold move. Previously, the company had committed to selling 1 million hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2025. Right now, hybrids have 2 percent of the passenger car market in the U.S., ... Read More »

Toyota Auris Hybrid Touring Sports (2017) review

Is this the most boring car in the world you can buy right now? Quite possibly. Say the words ‘Toyota’, ‘Auris’, ‘Hybrid’ and ‘estate’ in a row and you’ll have to be admitted to hospital for sudden-onset narcolepsy. It’ll make you so devoid of excitement that it should come with a warning for you not to operate heavy machinery after ... Read More »

ESPIN SPORT ELECTRIC BIKE REVIEW

EsDear Espin: Sorry about crashing your very nice pedal-assist ebike, the new Espin Sport. But thanks for making a tough bike that was still rideable after the crash! More on all that later in our eSpin Sport ebike review. Digital Trends has several daily bike commuters, and we see more and more people with electric bikes — the majority of ... Read More »

Cruise night spotlight Massive “bucket list” car show touches down in Wisconsin

Attendees of one of the America’s largest collector car shows mill around a sample of the more than 2,200 cars on display. (Iola Car Show) Situated 230 miles north of Chicago, the small town of Iola, Wisconsin hosts one of the largest annual antique car shows in the country. The three-day Iola Car Show will honor the 50th anniversary of the ... Read More »

Volvo Vows End of Combustion Cars With New Electric Push

(Bloomberg) — Volvo is phasing out cars that rely on combustion engines, with every new model launched from 2019 to have an electric motor, as the shift away from the technology that’s dominated the auto industry for more than a century gathers pace. Promising the “historic end” of cars that only have combustion engines, Volvo Car Group will introduce five electric ... Read More »