The 10th edition of the Times Auto Awards was held recently in partnership with Evo India and Fast Bikes India. Every year, the awards are given away to the most deserving among the luxury car makers and mass producers. This year, the award show was marked by the presence of distinguished corporate leaders and personalities who felicitated the technological marvels of the automobile industry in 2017.
Japan’s largest selling brand of premium cars, Lexus, showcased its newest entry into the hybrid automobile market in India, in November 2017. Branded as the Lexus NX 300h, this angularly styled SUV is the smallest model made by Lexus in its class, allowing it to be attractively priced for the consumers as well. Displayed for the first time at the Shanghai motor show early this year, the NX 300h comes with a host of attractive features, both in terms of its interiors as well as exteriors.
The automobile market has been booming! Millions of cars are sold across the world in a single year and the automobile industry, in Europe and otherwise, has seen a splendid recovery. While there is no right time to buy an automobile, there are certainly times that are economically more beneficial than others. And to be able to buy an automobile, bet it new or used, at the lowest possible prices, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind.
Inspired by architecture, art and culture and challenging the ground rules in the incredibly competitive SUV segment, the Volvo XC40 is ready to conquer the Indian and International market in the next few months. Already branded as the family SUV of the year, it combines comfort, quality, performance, safety and style – excelling in all the areas that are important to buyers in this segment.
The word ‘budget’ has its etymology in the French word ‘bougette’ or bouge, meaning a ‘leather bag’. This comes from the mid-18th century, where the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in presenting his annual statement, would open his leather bag and present the same.
The concept of self-driving or autonomous cars has gained momentum in the last decade. However, it seems that the idea of designing a vehicle that was capable of navigating itself without human input was conceived way back in the Middle Ages. Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches of the self-propelled cart was designed to be powered by coiled springs with programmable steering and braking capabilities.
Nothing feels more supercar-like than a car having scissor doors. Scissor doors are also known as Turtle Doors due to their appearance. They open by rotating vertically on a fixed hinge at the front. These are also called Lamborghini doors as it was Lamborghini that acquired the trademark by being the first automotive company to release a production car with such technology.
Beginning with Mahindra and Mahindra in the mid-‘40s,the home-grown car industry has been in a continuous effort to launch cost-effective and world-class vehicles that will attract Indians and impress the world, ensuring sustainable growth rate in the market.
India is a country of a billion plus people with a huge number of cars on the road. According to a report, our country holds a grave third place in the list of countries that have the maximum number of deaths in a road accident.
The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and the resultant Tsunami caused massive destruction, with entire regions being flooded. As Hideo Tsurumaki witnessed cars being swept away with people still inside them, a thought began to trouble his mind incessantly.