Category Archives: Autocar

Review: Hyundai Aura long term review, first report

For the most part, the Hyundai Aura is just a mild rehash of the Xcent – the compact sedan it effectively replaces in the brand’s line-up. It has the same basic shape and more or less the same dimensions. It has, of course, been updated with all the modern trappings our ever-hungry (at times unreasonably...Read More

Piaggio patents trike with leaning rear wheels

Piaggio has patented a unique three-wheel design with two wheels at the rear Most leaning trikes have two wheels at the front and one at the back The patents reveal that the design uses a differential on the rear axle Piaggio was quite early to adopt the three-wheeler format with it’s MP3 range. The MP3,...Read More

Emula Concept EV emulates petrol-powered motorcycles

McFly technology uses strategically placed speakers to produce engine and exhaust sounds  Can recreate the effect of changing gears and can change ‘gear ratios’  Clutch and gear lever designed to generate the same feel as a regular motorcycle “It is the feeling of disconnection that can make electric vehicles boring to ride.” There, we said...Read More

Me and my Cars: Neville Vazifdar

What are you driving and why? A whipple supercharged Ford Mustang, a Porsche 911 (991) because it’s a classic sportscar, a BMW M2 because it’s a pocket rocket and a drift machine, a Toyota Supra MK4 as it’s a JDM classic, a restomodded 1962 Chevrolet Impala because it’s a lowrider, a Bentley Flying Spur for...Read More

Hyundai India exports over 5,000 units in May 2020

5,000 unit export mark crossed 22 days after Hyundai resumed production on May 8, 2020 Hyundai has exported over 3 million cars since it first started operations in India back in 1999 Hyundai also currently exports ‘Made-In-India’ cars to 88 countries in four continents Hyundai Motor India, which closed financial year (FY) 2020 as the...Read More

Piaggio patents new active aero wing technology

Active aero winglets could have multiple applications Electric motors control each wing independently Active Aero is currently banned in MotoGP The Piaggio group has patented a new active aero winglets technology that is expected to make its way to future two/three-wheelers. The patent was filed at the World Intellectual Property Office. This is the second...Read More

2020 Datsun Redigo facelift price, variants explained

Refreshed Redigo available in four trim levels – D, A, T and T(O)  1.0-litre engine and AMT gearbox are only available with top-spec T(O) trim level Prices start about Rs 3,000 higher but end Rs 40,000 higher than the pre-facelift car due to the addition of equipment The Datsun Redigo facelift has been launched in...Read More

Blog: Needless Needling

If you’ve lamented the loss of BMW’s iconic twin-dial instrument cluster, you aren’t alone. Yes, change is good and all that, but change for the sake of change is pretty much pointless. For me, BMW’s new instrument panel design is exactly that. Gone are the lovely twin dials and in their place are elliptical bar...Read More

Toyota Raize receives 5-star JNCAP crash test rating

The 5-star JNCAP rating applies to the Toyota Raize and the Daihatsu Rocky Both models use the DNGA platform, a low-cost version of Toyota’s modular TNGA platform They scored 85.7/100 points in the crash tests and 73.6/141 points in the preventative safety performance tests The Toyota Raize and the Daihatsu Rocky have been awarded a...Read More

Nissan Magnite compact SUV latest teaser shows new design details

Latest teaser shows bold styling details Magnite to debut with a few segment first features To come with two petrol engine options but no diesel As part of a broader move to enhance profitability, Nissan has announced a plan to revamp its global product portfolio. Aside from confirming the next Z sportscar, the video teaser...Read More

New Haval SUV design sketches revealed

The new SUV has been designed by GWM’s global design director and VP – Phil Simmons It is supposed to be independent of Haval’s H and F series of SUVs It is slated to make its international debut in the second half of 2020 Design sketches of a new Haval SUV have recently been revealed...Read More

Cash-strapped Williams considers selling F1 team

Williams looking for fresh investment and considers selling stake Contract with title sponsor Rokit has been terminated However, the team reiterates it’s ready to resume racing in 2020 The Williams F1 team has revealed that it has commenced a “formal sale process” after the company reported a loss of GBP 13 million (Rs Rs 121 crore) last year. While...Read More

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