Continuous innovation in the automotive sector has led to features in cars today that were unthinkable a few years back. Power windows, deemed regular features in most cars today, were a dream a decade back. Sat nav, parking sensors, one-touch ignition… the list goes on and on.
The long wait is almost over…Ending all speculations, Lexus, Toyota’s ode to luxury, will enter India in March. It’s been confirmed that Mumbai will have the first dealership of Lexus in the country. As of now, all the cars will be imported from Japan. Toyota is finalising its plans for setting up factories in India, but that’s expected to take some time. Interestingly, bookings have already started, though delivery will only happen post-launch. Apparently, Toyota has started accepting bookings to gauge the interest in the Lexus before it goes all out and launches it.
2016 saw a lot happening in the Indian automobile industry. The 2016 Auto Expo in February 2016 saw more than seventy new launches and unveilings, setting the ball rolling. The year also saw its share of revamped versions hitting the market. Though of course, not all won the customers’ hearts. Though it was tough to choose just 5 cars that made hearts race, we did it, just for you. The 5 superhits of 2016, in our opinion, in no particular order, are:
Haunted roads do exist, not only in our imagination but in reality. Replete with strange sightings and frequent accidents. India is probably the country with the largest number of haunted roads. And, here is a list of arguably the most haunted roads in the country.
“There is no love more sincere than the love for food” said George Bernard Shaw. If this is gospel truth for you, then you are a die-hard foodie. And for a foodie in India, NH 44 is paradise – a sublime and delicious experience.
In spite of the negative impact on the industry due to the demonetization drive, automotive majorsare all set for their new launches in 2017. The first half of the year will see a slew of new cars, while it’s impossible to really evaluate the cars before they are on the market, here is what Truebil is excited about. Read More
Mumbai – a city of many faiths and convictions. A city where cultural diversities are so many in number, a place where secularism goes hand in hand with traditions. Though it is widely believed that Mumbai is a city that never sleeps and life here is really hectic, people of Mumbai do find time to celebrate festivals with fervour and passion. Be it Ganpati, Diwali, Eid or Christmas, Mumbai is all lit up in bright and dazzling lights to entice every soul around, irrespective of their religions. Read More
Since the last few months, ads run by major car manufacturers show a growing emphasis on after-sale services. The focus is as much on the quality of service as on the looks and features of a new launch. Some companies even offer an extended warranty period to tempt the customers. Read More
Like others my age, I also yearned for the opportunity to ride a bullet during my teenage years. A fan of Sholay, my fondest memory of the movie is the 2 friends riding and singing away to glory on their bullet. Scenes of superstars riding the Royal Enfield bullets in style made many movie buffs like me envious. Read More
Being a fighter for underdogs throughout my life, I have always had a soft corner for the North East states as I feel they are the rather neglected children of India! And having heard a lot about the virgin beauty of the not-so-commercialized part of Himalayas, I wanted to see for myself how different life is for them. So while a trip to Arunachal Pradesh is not in the ‘places to see before I die’ list for many travelers, for me it has been a dream destination for a very long time. Read More