Author Archives: Loknath Das

New car sales in Wales dip sharply compared to UK

Sales of new cars in Wales have fallen by more than any other nation or region of the UK in the past year. The decline in sales in Wales was nearly 8% compared with a drop of 2.2% across the UK. That is three times as steeply as the rest of the UK, according to the Society for Motor Manufacturers ... Read More »

China’s used cars put a dent in global industry

Traffic in Taiyuan, China. The country’s used car market is poised for growth, meaning fewer sales of new cars for foreign manufacturers © Bloomberg China’s car market has been key to the recovery in global auto sales growth since 2009, as the chart below shows. Its passenger car sales in the first half of each year have risen threefold between ... Read More »

The UK government has issued new cybersecurity guidelines for smart cars

The British government today issued a new set of guidelines designed to encourage automakers to make vehicles cybersecurity a priority. UK Transport Minister Lord Callanan says that as autonomous and connected vehicles are increasingly used on British roadways, minimum protections should be established to protect consumers from cyber attacks, whether it’s controlling personal data, or taking control of the vehicle remotely. The goal ... Read More »

UK mandates hacking protection for the cars of the future

On Sunday, the British government unveiled new requirements for engineers working on connected cars and smart vehicles that aim to harden their protections against cyberattacks. Smart vehicles are “increasingly becoming the norm on British roads,” and engineers must strengthen their defenses against hacking, a UK government press release said. While these new vehicles offer a host of modern features, hackers can target ... Read More »

Ducati Scrambler Café Racer photo gallery

The Scrambler Café Racer is the latest addition to Ducati’s Scrambler range of air-cooled retro motorcycles. The top-of-the-line variant in the family, the Scrambler Café Racer, is a direct rival to Triumph’s modern classic – the Bonneville T100.  Here is a photo gallery of the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer – The Scrambler Café Racer harks back to the racing motorcycles of the 1960s, and ... Read More »

2017 BAJAJ PULSAR NS160 ROAD TEST REVIEW

Looks are important, right? In a day and age where Instagram and Facebook feeds are enhanced with filters and what have you, it’s obvious that good looks grab attention. Bajaj seems to have realised that it needed a bike that’s appealing in order to lure the style conscious, 150cc+ motorcycle buyers. Enter the Pulsar NS160. Design and build The Pulsar ... Read More »

New Porsche 911 Speedster to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show, Rumor Claims

When Porsche pulled the wraps off the 911 GT2 RS earlier this summer,many people assumed the 700-horsepower track monster would be the swan song for the 991 era of Porsche’s most popular model. But a new report from CAR Magazine points to the current 911 generation going out with a different sort of bang: a new version of the Porsche 911 Speedster, rumored to ... Read More »

Tata Nexon First Drive Review: Betting Big On Next-Gen Design

I had first seen the Tata Nexon as a concept vehicle at the Auto Expo in 2014. The futuristic-looking compact SUV, had cuts and curves that looked 10 years ahead of its time and drew plenty of appreciation from the critics and crowds. Three years later, I’m in the driver’s seat of the Tata Nexon, and wonder of wonders, the ... Read More »

Planning to buy a second-hand car on loan? Here’s what you need to do

According to a survey done last year, the size of the Indian pre-owned car market is 3.5 million cars. This, as per the survey, was 1.2X of the annual sales volume of new cars. But, despite having a much bigger share in terms of the number of cars sold, only 15% of the used cars sold, were financed through used-car ... Read More »

10 ROAD BIKES THAT ARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A BRAND NEW CAR

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better than this, you find out that car manufacturers have begun to branch out into bikes. In reality, carmakers have been producing and branding bikes for over 15 years. Mercedes-Benz started this trend by branding an AMP mountain bike. The bike could be folded into a suitcase and put in the trunk of ... Read More »