Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI bookings open

Skoda has started accepting bookings for the Rapid 1.0 TSI online and across all dealerships. The booking amount is set at Rs. 50,000 and deliveries are expected to commence from April 14, 2020. The Rapid will be offered with a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine, which could be paired with a manual transmission. A 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox […]

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Circuit of the Americas Closing Indefinitely, Staff Laid off

Is the announcement made over the weekend—that Circuit of the Americas, the road-racing track in Austin, Texas, would be closed indefinitely and has laid off staff—just an aberration, or is it the first shoe dropping? The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has already cost COTA a MotoGP race and an IndyCar race, both of which were to have been run in April. […]

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2020 Honda Activa 6G, Activa 125, Dio Recalled In India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, one of the biggest two-wheeler manufacturers in India, has issued a voluntary recall for three of its scooter models namely the Activa 6G, BS6 Activa 125 and the BS6 Dio. The number of the recalled two-wheelers is not specified but the scooters were manufactured between February 14 and February 25, 2020. The company says that […]

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BS6 TVS NTorq 125 Specifications Revealed

TVS Motor Company has revealed the specifications of the BS6 compliant TVS NTorq 125 scooter. The BS6 NTorq now gets a fuel-injected 124.8 cc single-cylinder motor that makes 9.1 bhp at 7,000 rpm, just 0.1 bhp less than the BS4 model. The torque output stays the same at 10.5 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine continues to be paired with […]

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2020 Subaru Outback: Not Cool, But Very Useful

Is the 2020 Subaru Outback cool? Not really. Is it fast? No. But is it good looking? Nah, it’s actually sort of nerdy looking. Would I buy one? Yes, because of what it can do. And the public feels that way, too. It was the best-selling midsize crossover in 2016 and 2017, and 2018 and 2019. Whatever the formula is, […]

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Five Petroleum launches its first petrol station in Kalumpang – Ultimaxx fuels sourced from Petronas

Five Petroleum Malaysia has officially announced the launch of its brand in the country with the opening of its first petrol station in Kalumpang, Selangor, which also marks the debut of its Ultimaxx range of fuels and integrated Woo! Mart convenience store. Operated by Pahang-based Seng Group, which has been in the petrol retail business for nearly five decades, the […]

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SIAM, FADA to move SC for more time to register BS4 vehicles

According to a media report, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and Federation of Automotive Dealers (FADA) are planning to approach the Supreme Court to ask for an extension of the March 31, 2020 deadline for the registration for BS4 vehicles. This move comes amidst the outbreak of Coronavirus which has resulted in fewer footfalls in showrooms. Two-wheeler dealers […]

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Harley-Davidson Motorcycles To Get Android Auto 2021 Onwards

Harley-Davidson has confirmed that models from its CVO, Touring and Trike range, which are fitted with the company’s Boom! Box GTS unit, will get Android Auto as standard fitment. This will make Harley the first ever two-wheeler manufacturer to roll out smartphone connectivity as a standard feature. The company has already been offering Apple CarPlay on its select models since […]

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How Things Move and Why: Light

The weight-to-power ratio is one of the most important to know among car nerds, especially when you wish to compare one car to another. Calculating and understanding it is simple: You just need to know how much a car weighs and the peak horsepower its powerplant produces. Then you divide its weight by its power and voila! Weight-to-power. And weight-to-power […]

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