Author Archives: Loknath Das

New York Auto Show: The Case of the Missing Supercars

LAWRENCE ULRICH/THEDRIVE.COM ravel back in Proustian memory to your childhood, and the auto shows you attended, typically in parental tow. What cars filled your waking dreams, made your heart skip, and made you the enthusiast you are today? Chances are, it was some voluptuous, unattainable, obscenely priced exotic. For some people, seeing the new Lamborghini or Aston Martin in the ... Read More »

2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod First Ride Review

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod is the latest member of Harley-Davidson’s Street family. Internationally, the Street has had two models – the H-D Street 500 and the H-D Street 750, but in India, we have only had the Harley-Davidson Street 750. It’s the most successful Harley-Davidson motorcycle model, not only in India, but across the world. Now, customers apparently are ... Read More »

Renault Duster Petrol Automatic Launched In India; Priced At ₹ 10.32 Lakh

Renault India has launched the new Renault Duster petrol automatic in the country, priced at ₹ 10.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). We exclusively told you about Renault introducing the automatic variant, while images of the Duster CVT surfaced online just yesterday. The more interesting part is that the Duster petrol line-up now gets an all-new 1.5-litre H4K petrol engine, replacing the ... Read More »

Audi A5 Cabriolet Review: New Car Is a Treat For The Senses

I’m in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain to drive the brand new Audi A5 Cabriolet. The car makes its debut alongside its S5 alter ego, and so it is available in a slew of engines like its coupé twin. But I will get to that in a bit. First lets take in the new car shall we? It is ... Read More »

The past, present, and future of net neutrality

We’ve got a special edition episode of The Vergecast for you this week. On Thursday, the FCC put out a draft proposal for reversing the net neutrality order of 2015. The Verge has been following FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s actions in restoring “Internet Freedom” and how it will affect the internet for all of us. Nilay Patel invites news editor ... Read More »

Used-car retailer Carvana’s shares skid in debut

Founded in 2013, Carvana is one of a handful of companies trying to disrupt how cars are traditionally bought in dealerships. Shares of used-car retailer Carvana Co. fell 26 percent below the company’s initial pricing in their Wall Street debut on Friday. Carvana shares, priced at $15, closed the day at $11.10 after falling as low as $10.70 just before ... Read More »

Top 10: most popular used car reviews | What Car?

Buying a used car can net you a real bargain, and with sales of used cars in the UK consistently outstripping new cars, it’s no wonder that the used reviews section of our website is proving so popular. That’s why we’ve rounded up the most popular used car reviews that you’ve been reading. It’s a real mixture, combining some of ... Read More »

PowerSteering: 2017 Subaru Forester Review

Introduction Basic and boxy, the Subaru Forester first went on sale in America for the 1998 model year, among the members of the original crossover SUV class of the 1990s. A tall wagon based on the Impreza platform, the Forester was equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD) and a raised suspension for improved ground clearance. Skip forward 20 years and much ... Read More »

Fitch: European Diesel Restrictions Could Hit Used Car Prices

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 26 (Fitch) The prospect of greater restrictions on diesel-engine cars in Europe has not affected used car prices so far, but this could change if the restrictions caused a rapid and large shift of demand away from diesel cars, Fitch Ratings says. Implications for auto loan and lease ABS ... Read More »

Future Earns 7 RIAA Plaques in April

Future is having an “Incredible” April. Aside from performing at Coachella, the Freebang boss has also garnered an astounding seven plaques from the Recording Industry Association of America for the month. According to the RIAA, Future’s “Mask Off” was certified platinum on April 14, along with his Drake-assisted single “Used to This,” The Weekend-assisted “Low Life” off last year’s EVOL, ... Read More »