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A year after GST rollout, used car sales rebound in Q1 on lower base

The pre-owned car market has been subdued since November 2016, when the government demonetized high-value notes. Photo: Shankar Mourya/HT New Delhi: A year after implementation of the nationwide goods and services tax (GST), the organized used or pre-owned car sales market has started to recover albeit at a slow pace as the taxes imposed on such vehicles are still higher compared ... Read More »

A Major Electric SUV Push is Coming in the Next Few Years

Tesla started the electric craze with the Model S sedan. After the release of the all-electric luxury sedan, automakers have had to play catch up to try to compete with the electric automaker’s vehicles. There’s one segment of the industry that no one’s really cornered yet, and that combines the nation’s love affair with crossovers/SUVs and electric cars.  As Green Car ... Read More »

5 things you should definitely check before you invest in a used car

We all know purchasing a used car is a big decision for many. Though trusted pre-owned marketplaces like Droom have made this a hassle free affair, we can totally relate to your fears and concerns, especially when you are putting in your hard earned money into such a big ticket item. Cars, be it new or used, are still an aspirational asset ... Read More »

Toyota Innova Crysta modified into a Lexus is pure SWAG

Lexus is Toyota’s premium brand, and cars with a Lexus badge sell for a massive premium over those with Toyota badges. However, many Lexus cars do share parts with much cheaper Toyotas. While there’s no MPV that Lexus sells, a modifier in Thailand has given a Lexus-style treatment to a Toyota Innova Crysta MPV. The Innova Crysta with the Lexus ... Read More »

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: a strong case for hybrids

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid is a car that arrived at just the right time. Back in 2014 it accounted for 10,000 UK sales, whereas in the previous year just 1,000 PHEVs were sold nationwide in total. It was a bit of a hit. Thanks to sharp tax incentives and the promise of strong fuel economy from this petrol-electric SUV, ... Read More »

Hero Xtreme 200R review: A fun to ride, easy-going bike

HIGHLIGHTS Hero MotoCorp will launch the Xtreme 200R in a couple of months The company will try to make a comeback in the premium/sports bike segment with the new bike At the heart of the Xtreme 200R sits a 200cc air-cooled engine NEW DELHI: Hero MotoCorp is perhaps the most trusted brand in the commuter motorcycle segment, but breaking away from its ... Read More »

New Amabassador, Lancer, Santro and more! Top 6 iconic cars set to make a comeback in India

Top iconic cars set to make a comeback in India It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself and in this case, its the some of the iconic cars of the past the in many ways defines the Indian car industry. Famous brands like Hindustan Ambassador, Hyundai Santro that has seen the eviltion of Indian auto industry at ... Read More »

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 vs Bajaj Dominar in a Tug of War: Who wins [Video]

The Bajaj Dominar 400 has been aimed squarely at takers of the 350-cc offerings from Royal Enfield. This sports tourer, which is also the flagship model from Bajaj Auto Ltd, is a direct rival to the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350. While the T’bird 350 is a relaxed mile muncher, the Dominar is for those looking for a power-packed, long-distance tourer. ... Read More »

Underneath a new suit is a familiar old friend

The Toyota Yaris is a charming little hatchback that’s gained quite a few fans here in Autoindustriya.com. From its distinctive styling to the decent equipment package, Toyota’s B-segment hatchback will always have a special place for us. Nevermind the fact that it was, to be brutally honest, quite ordinary to drive and didn’t really have anything new to offer among its ... Read More »

Toyota 86: A fun-to-drive, affordable coupe

WASHINGTON — Looking at rear-wheel drive coupes under $30,000 doesn’t take very long; there aren’t many. But Toyota with the help of Subaru has such a ride. Toyota and Subaru went in together a few years back making that rare, fun-to-drive, economical-to-operate coupe.  We’ll look at the Subaru version next time. The Toyota 86 has been around a few years as ... Read More »