Tag Archives: Car

Iraq’s billion-dollar used car parts paradise

“It’s a money-making machine,” says garage owner Karhi Bakr, 59, about the import of secondhand car parts into the Kurdistan capital of Irbil. Containers full of parts from cars written off after accidents in the West continue to pour into the city, which has become a major hub for the trade. Some of the 200 or so Kurdish traders involved have ... Read More »

Lotus’s First All-New Car in a Decade Will Be an Electric Hypercar

Colin Chapman’s legacy is legendary, as is that of the marque he founded, Lotus. To call the two influential in the history of motorsports and sports cars is to grossly understate the matter. But, for the past couple decades (or three), small but spirited Lotus has struggled to move that legacy forward in a world of increasingly complex technologies. That’s ... Read More »

Nissan Altima earns a dubious distinction: Most stolen new car model

The Nissan Altima is billed as an intelligent, all-wheel vehicle, but it doesn’t stand a chance against car thieves who are intent on stealing it. The Altima is the most stolen new model car, according to a study by driving-tests.org. Despite a diverse array of anti-theft devices – horn alarms, flashing lights, wheel-locking, immobilizing and electronic tracking technology – car thieves ... Read More »

Women driving used car sales in India: Honda, Volkswagen, Nissan preferred brands

Women are now key drivers in the growth of used car market in India Gone are the days when a woman was expected to occupy only the passenger seat with a smile plastered on her face as the man flexed his ‘skills’, occasionally cracking a joke or two on women drivers and their lousiness. Shattering all these stereotypes with utmost ... Read More »

11 questions to ask when buying a new car

  1. Do you really need a new car? Back in the good old days, people bought new cars every few years because cars were far less reliable than they are today. The arrival of long-lasting Japanese-made cars in the 1970s and 1980s changed that. Cars can now hang in there quite well for a decade or more, no matter ... Read More »

Slew of new car launches, high fuel prices: Used cars sold 4 lakh units more than new in 2018

In value terms, the used-car market clocked almost two-thirds the business recorded for new cars last year — Rs 1.4 lakh crore for used cars versus Rs 2.2 lakh crore for new. (Representational) MARKING A trend that appears to be gaining strength, India’s used-car market saw the sale of 40 lakh vehicles in 2018 to overtake the volumes for new ... Read More »

Bugatti unveils the world’s most expensive new car

Even before the car was unveiled to the public at the Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire, meaning “The Black Car,” had already been sold for an astounding US$12.3 million plus another $6.4 million in taxes and fees. The car is a modern version of the classic Bugatti Type 57, designed by founder Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean, in the 1930s ... Read More »

12 subtle signs you need a new car

Modern cars can, if treated well, run almost forever. Hitting 100,000 miles is nothing these days, and some motorists have rolled over a million. That said, even well-maintained vehicles can send signals that it’s time to think about buying a new car (or a new used car). Often, these signs are subtle – your car whispers rather than shouts. For ... Read More »

Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive new car of all time at Rs 131.33 crore

The French luxury brand Bugatti is known for making super expensive cars. With every new introduction, the company sets the bar higher. Now its one-off hyper sports car La Voiture Noire has sold for 16.7 million euros or Rs 131.33 crore (the amount includes the price of the car along with the taxes), making it the most expensive new car ... Read More »

2019 Geneva: Bugatti La Voiture Noire Is The Most Expensive New Car Sold

The Bugatti La Voiture Noire is a one-off and will be delivered to its owner after 2.5 years The La Voiture Noire has been commissioned to commemorate the brand’s 110th anniversary The Bugatti La Voiture Noire has been commissioned to commemorate the brand’s 110th anniversary and made its debut at the ongoing 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Only one example of ... Read More »