Home How to oi-Chetan By Chetan Krishna Updated: Friday, January 4, 2013, 11:56 [IST] Buying a car is fairly easy job, as we discussed in our previous How To article - Car Buying Guide: Buy A Car In 6 Steps. However, buying a used or pre-owned car can be a tricky thing. While the carmaker will give you all sorts of guarantees and assurances about the quality of a new car, the same assurances cannot be taken while buying a used car. Used cars will generally have some flaws that will escape our eye if we do not take a proper look. So how do you know the used car you are planning to buy does not have any major flaws and problems? Here are some tips that will help you identify the possible flaws in a used car. Exterior Look: Have a thorough look at the car's exterior appearance. If the used car has uniform paint all the way around it and the paint's shine is good, then you can say the car has been properly maintained and taken care of. Always check for difference in … [Read more...] about How To Find Flaws While Buying Used Cars
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Home Four wheelers oi-Stephen Neil By Stephen Neil Published: Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:52 [IST] Volvo announces plans and techniques to be used by the company to curb speeding, intoxication and driver distraction. Volvo's cars are easily the safest machines on earth, but Volvo wants to take it a step further and make its cars much safer than they already are. The new plans are in line with the company's Vision 2020 plan. It was in 2007 that Jan Ivarsson, Volvo's senior technical advisor for safety had announced the Vision 2020 plans. According to Vision 2020, Volvo set an ambitious goal to reach zero serious injuries or fatalities in its cars. Well, when it comes to technology, Volvo has clearly done their best with driver aids, active and passive safety systems, airbags, etc. Cars are becoming safer by the day with all manufacturers trying to pack their cars with safety features. ABS has been implemented on almost all cars on sale in India and in International … [Read more...] about Volvo’s Cars To Curb Bad Human Behaviour — Does Human Behaviour Limit Safety Technologies?
Porsche's 911 is a profit machine. The new 992 Porsche 911 is already proving to be a huge sales success based on 2019 earnings. According to an analysis of top-selling highly profitable cars, the 911 is clearly the most financially successful and Porsche is just getting started. When the 992 911 debuted earlier this year, it promised to be a more useful 911 that retains the characteristics that made the previous car great. According to a report shared by Auto News Europe, the Porsche 911 has a 47% profit margin and contributes 29% of Porsche’s revenue. Gallery: 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera And Cabriolet 13 Photos The only other car on earth with a higher profit margin is Ferrari’s F8 Tributo which nets a 50% profit margin. The F8 Tributo is only limited to 50 units meaning it makes up a tiny 17% of Ferrari’s revenue.It’s also important to note that the base model 911 is the least profitable version of Porsche’s iconic coupe. The … [Read more...] about Porsche 911 Is (Sort Of) The Most Profitable Car Of The Year: Report
Range anxiety still remains one of the big deterrents for the masses to adopt electric vehicles (EV), and a charging time of four to five hours does not help matters for EV demand. However, the EV industry is rapidly evolving and charging times have dramatically reduced over the years. In a big step towards charging time reduction, electric vehicle owners could soon be able to fully charge their cars in as little as 10 minutes, courtesy of new battery design. A report by NewScientist states that the new design heats the battery to increase the reaction rate. The report quotes Chao-Yang Wang of Penn State University stating that for electric cars to be commercially attractive, the batteries need to charge up to 80 per cent or a range of 300 km within 10 minutes. However, this requires the batteries to rapidly take in 400 kilowatts of power and the current set of batteries cannot do this. When the batteries are charged rapidly, the lithium ions at the time move from the positive to the … [Read more...] about New Battery Design Could Allow Electric Cars To Charge In 10 Minutes
And it's way cheaper than the Land Cruiser in the U.S. With a starting price of $85,315, the Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most expensive new Toyotas in the United States money can buy today. The Heritage Edition is even more expensive at $87,645. Despite that, it’s still one of the most capable off-roaders on the market and, while the sales are not that great with just 3,235 units delivered last year, the good news is the model will stick around in America for at least a few more years. That’s the situation with the Land Cruiser in the United States but it’s vastly different in, say, South Africa. There, you can now order the new Land Cruiser 79 4.5D V8 D/C Namib, which we’ll simply call the Land Cruiser Namib. It’s a special edition model, based on the retro-styled 70 Series with a starting price of 893,600 South African Rand, which equals to approximately $61,000 at the current exchange rates. Gallery: Toyota Land Cruiser … [Read more...] about Toyota Land Cruiser Namib Might Be Coolest Car On Sale… In S. Africa