Today, an average car buyer in India is pretty much spoilt for choice. Furthermore, with a range of new models entering our car market this year, things are bound to improve. That said, there are cars, which, while no longer on sale in India, evoke excitement and a feel-good factor that is conspicuous by its absence on most of the modern-day alternatives. Sadly, these 'emotional' models are no longer in production but most car enthusiasts worth their salt want to see them return. Here's a look at five such models -The eighth generation Honda Civic was launched in India in early 2006 and remained on sale till mid-2012. Armed with a sharp design, a powerful petrol motor, an interior that was way ahead of its time and decent dynamics, the Civic was quick to take the entire D1-segment by storm. The sleek and desirable body was propelled by a 1.8-litre iVTEC four-cylinder motor that produced a healthy output of 130 bhp and 172 Nm. The car's low stance and the free-revving motor made it … [Read more...] about 5 cars India wants BACK
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Nasir Al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz, Iran With Iran agreeing to curb its nuclear program in return for the end of economic sanctions, carmakers are scrambling to the starting blocks in order to best benefit from the opening of a high-potential market to competition. If you are a regular BSCB reader, you will know that the best-selling cars in Iran are for the most part decades-old designs assembled locally as the lack of true competition in the market has stifled innovation. The domestic best-sellers revolve around just a handful of ageing staples: the Saipa Pride – in essence a 1986 Kia Pride, the Peugeot 405/Pars – a mere facelift of the original Peugeot 405 launched in 1987, the Peugeot 206, Iran Khodro Samand and the new leader: the Saipa Tiba. Tehran, Iran We are therefore potentially on the cusp of a complete reshuffle of the Iranian car market. Freer trade with foreign countries will undoubtedly boost imports and manufacturers will make plans to … [Read more...] about STRATEGY: What future for new car sales in Iran?
Bernard Mcghee, Associated Press Updated 12:56 pm CST, Monday, December 17, 2018 FILE - In this April 18, 2009, file photo, Barbara Bush laughs alongside former President George H.W. Bush, right, as they attend a baseball game in Houston. Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018. She was 92. less FILE - In this April 18, 2009, file photo, Barbara Bush laughs alongside former President George H.W. Bush, right, as they attend a baseball game in Houston. Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose ... more Photo: David J. Phillip, AP Photo: David J. Phillip, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 FILE - In this … [Read more...] about Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018
At the launch of the Jawa Motorcycles, Classic Legends confirmed that the upcoming BSA Motorcycles would feature a larger engine in India as well as other markets.Speaking about the positioning and brand recall of the BSA brand, Mr Anupam Thareja, Founder – Classic Legends Pvt Ltd, said:We have BSA Motorcycles in our portfolio. My definition of it is, BSA cannot be a 300cc model. It would be wrong for that BSA customer. Of course, BSA also made Bantam but the new products have to be right.At present, Classic Legends has two engine platforms – 293 cc and 334 cc, the power the Jawa motorcycles. The latter is a just bored-out version of the former. Both engines have their roots in the Mahindra Mojo’s engine platform. The 293 cc motor churns out 27 bhp and 28 Nm of power, while the 334 cc powertrain develops 30 bhp and 31 Nm, respectively.Classic Legends claim that the launching a 300 cc BSA won’t make any justice to the niche brand. While it's early to speculate, … [Read more...] about BSA Motorcycles will come with larger engines in India
India isn’t exactly known for fast and sporty mass market cars. About 90% of all the cars plying on the road are normal passenger cars. However, once in a while there comes a car that is not only much faster than the rivals but even than cars that sit 2-3 segments above. Of course we are talking in relative terms and not some Ferrari beating context, but you get it we guess. Today, we take a look at 10 such giant slaying cars on Indian roads. Maruti Alto K10 (0-100km/h in 13.3 seconds) The Maruti Alto K10 is not something that’ll exactly colour your dreams red, but it is definitely a capable car. What Maruti has done with is to fit a 1.0 litre engine in the chassis of the old 800ccc powered Alto. The 1.0 litre three pot K-series engine produces 67 Bhp of power, same as the WagonR and the Celerio. What is more interesting here is that the Alto K10 weighs a mere 740 kg, which gives it a very good power to weight ratio (relatively). This allows the Alto K10 to sprint from … [Read more...] about Maruti Alto K10 to Hyundai Verna: 10 giant-killer cars of India