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2018 Jeep Wrangler readies for Los Angeles Auto Show debut

Jeep CEO Mike Manley has confirmed that we’ll be seeing a new Wrangler later this year at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. In an interview with UK-based Auto Express, Manley also revealed a few additional details about the 2018 Wrangler’s drivetrains, increased capability and refinement levels, as well as design. The new Wrangler’s “future-proofed” platform is said to be capable of ... Read More »

Future of renewable energy: Sunny investment climate for solar technology in India

On May 12, 2017, India recorded its lowest-ever solar tariff of Rs 2.44/unit of electricity. That is a 73% fall since 2010, and compares favourably with India’s cheapest power source–coal, electricity from which now ranges between Rs 3/unit and Rs 5/unit. The new low solar cost was announced at a reverse auction–in which the role of buyer and seller is reversed and the seller with the ... Read More »

Team of 11 for Uganda auto show

PHOTO | COURTESY Nairobi-based motorcycle enthusiast Micky Bassi (right) with Peter Wanday of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. A team of 11 Kenyan motoring enthusiasts will compete in the sixth edition of Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show in Kampala. The 11, led by Peter Wanday, will compete in the event set for July 29 at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. ... Read More »

Car Review: Mercedes SL450 Roadster, a mix of sport and luxury for 2017

WTOP car guy Mike Parris calls the 2017 Mercedes SL450 Roadster “a luxury treat for two” that doesn’t compromise the driving experience.  WTOP car guy Mike Parris calls the 2017 Mercedes SL450 Roadster “a luxury treat for two” that doesn’t compromise the driving experience. (WTOP/Mike Parris) The SL450 has a folding hard top, so it looks like a regular sport ... Read More »

Tips for Selecting Manufacturing Components

Manufacturing components are used in many different jobs. You need to make sure you are only using the highest quality components. Otherwise, you could have a situation where you are unable to meet your deadline because of equipment failure. This is obviously not a situation that you want to be in. This is why it is important to educate yourself ... Read More »

‘Toxic’ car finance could work out as the best way to pay for a new car

More and more drivers want to be driving the newest cars available CREDIT: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP As Britain’s appetite for driving the newest and flashiest cars shows no signs of abating, the Bank of England has issued apocalyptic warnings about the state of the motor finance industry. Banks are “failing to learn the lessons of the past”, said governor Mark Carney last month ... Read More »

The top 5 features to look for in your future connected car

Shopping for a car is exciting, but understanding all the options can be intimidating. Finding the right type of car for your needs is just the beginning. Then come the decisions about paint and interior colors, wheels, etc. And now that cars are becoming computers on wheels — the “ultimate mobile devices” — technological options will soon mean even more ... Read More »

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 »

GST Rate on Used Cars: Creating An Unintended Challenge for the Automotive Industry

Watching the proceedings in the central hall of the Parliament last night, one couldn’t help but feel the significance of the moment. We saw history in the making, no doubt, and a strong signal to the world that Indian reforms are well on their way. A transformation of this scale and scope is undoubtedly complex and will also be accompanied ... Read More »

That shiny new car is out of reach for many Americans

As wages stagnate and the cost of living continues to rise, paying for a new car is a challenge for consumers, according to a new study. The report by Bankrate.com shows that in all but one of the 25 largest U.S. metro areas, households with median incomes cannot afford the average price of a new car. In six of the surveyed ... Read More »