Category: Cars

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to make its Alabama plant EQ ready

Mercedes-Benz has set the ball rolling across the globe, making strategic provisions and investments in its electric endeavour. Latest in the scheme of things is the 1.3 billion dollar investment into its Alabama facility in the US to make it EQ ready. Mercedes’ electric car range is…

Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo launched at Rs 31.01 lakhs

Toyota has finally launched a sportier, classier and trendier version of the Fortuner, called the Fortuner TRD Sportivo in India. Priced at Rs 31,01,500 ( Ex Showroom Delhi ), the newly launched TRD Sportivo variant is available in a  pearl white colour and is limited to 4×2 AT…

Mercedes is building smarter headlights for its cars of the future

In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright, it’s not that impressive. Then Stefan Toepfer, electronic and software developer for exterior…

New diesel cars no better for environment than petrol cars: Report

BERLIN: New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than petrol cars, a group of newspapers cited the German Transport Ministry as saying on Wednesday, in a potential further headache for the auto sector. The car industry is Germany’s biggest exporter and employs more than…

SELF-DRIVING CARS WILL KILL PEOPLE. WHO DECIDES WHO DIES?

Recently, the “trolley problem,” a decades-old thought experiment in moral philosophy, has been enjoying a second career of sorts, appearing in nightmare visions of a future in which cars make life-and-death decisions for us. Among many driverless car experts, however, talk of trolleys is très gauche.…

Five performance cars that stood out at Frankfurt

Ever since the Volkswagen group decided to re-incarnate Bugatti with the Veyron, no international motor show of repute has been complete without one. So this year, the highlight of the Frankfurt Motor Show has been the Bugatti Chiron, the car that manages the fastest zero to…

Honda Drive to Discover VIII: Bhutan diaries

Discovering Bhutan I sat erect on the ice-cold stone floor in padmasana (lotus position) while the monks chanted their holy mantras in a steady hum. In the tranquil silence of the Paro Taktsang monastery or Tiger’s nest, their chanting seemed to reverberate through the walls. Balanced…

2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo – What to expect?

The Fortuner has always been a popular choice in the premium SUV segment. In an effort to further boost its sales this festive season, Toyota will be introducing the 2017 Fortuner TRD Sportivo edition in India soon. Changes in the upcoming model will be limited to cosmetic upgrades and will…

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017: Renault Megane R.S. breaks cover

After many previews and teasers, Renault has finally revealed the all-new Megane R.S. at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show. The third generation of the hot hatch gets a new engine, four-wheel steering (first in the segment) and two transmission options. The all-new R.S. comes in two variants –…

Tata Tigor Revotorq XZ Long Term Review Report 2

How is it on the inside? It has been a month with the newest compact sedan in the Indian car market and here is something that pops first into my mind – space. The Tigor is small to start with. Unlike the competing compact sedans that…