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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 »

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 »

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 »

The Rimac Concept Two is a Preview of What Supercars Will be Like in The Future

Automotive enthusiasts have a lot to be worried about when it comes to the future of the automotive industry. Automakers already have semi-autonomous vehicles on the road and autonomous cars are expected to be released within the next year at the earliest. Then, there’s the question of electric vehicles that are poised to put cars with internal combustion engines out of business.  Rimac Brings ... Read More »

400 Deaths A Day On India’s Roads. So Just How Safe Is Your Car?

The non-profit Global NCAP has over the years given zero star rating to many small vehicles sold in India In India, more than 150,000 people are killed each year in traffic accidents. That’s about 400 fatalities a day and far higher than developed auto markets like the U.S., which in 2016 logged about 40,000. Now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government ... Read More »

BYTON’S ELECTRIC SUV CONCEPT IS ANOTHER WILD STAB AT THE FUTURE OF CARS

Byton is the newest electric car company that you’ve never heard of to use the Consumer Electronics Show, and its growing importance as de facto auto show, to spark some attention. The Chinese based car company unveiled its first concept all-electric vehicle on Sunday that it plans to start selling as a production model late next year. From the exterior, the Byton ... Read More »

California Inc.: Car industry is rolling into town with L.A. auto shows

The auto industry is coming to town. AutoMobility L.A. will run Monday through Thursday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, followed by the L.A. Car Show at the same venue. (Los Angeles Times) Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the ... Read More »

This is the best used car on sale right now – and it’ll cost you just £6,000

THE SEAT Leon has been crowned as the best used car money can buy – and it’s an absolute bargain. The 2013 family hatchback was named winner by What Car?’s expert judges who said it combined driving fun, quality, safety and kerb appeal. And you can pick up a good example with full service history for just £6,000. The model ... Read More »

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name. Scientists who have studied its speed and trajectory believe it originated in a planetary system around another star. The interstellar interloper will now be referred to as ‘Oumuamua, which means “a messenger from afar arriving first” in Hawaiian. The name reflects the object’s ... Read More »

What is Earth’s climate future?

A book on geological history that explains climate change It is climate season again as the UN Climate Change Conference (CoP23) considers a greener future for the planet in Bonn, Germany. There is plenty of literature on the topic, but it is always useful to get it organised between the covers of a book. Australian climate scientist and conservationist Tim ... Read More »