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2015 Honda Jazz: What To Expect??

DHIYANESH RAVICHANDRAN | Friday, January 30, 2015 Be the first to comment!
"Jazz" is one of the loveliest car name I find in India. A name complementing the car's truly gorgeous design and styling. This versatile car entered India in 2009 with much fanfare, but never lived up to all those hypes in reaching out to buyers. Honda led way for other profitable models by putting Jazz to dormancy in 2013, and since then I'm waiting for the next-gen Jazz to come back with a blast. Finally, after delays and delays and delays(!!), Honda Cars India has started its production few weeks back at its new plant and its launch is expected around March or April.
So, the new Jazz is here finally. Here is what we can expect from this funky hatch. Do you hear the Jazz?? I certainly do! 

President Obama's "Beast" Limo Is Actually A Dump Truck Inside A Cleverly Designed Cadillac

DHIYANESH RAVICHANDRAN | Saturday, January 24, 2015 Be the first to comment!
I'm sure you would have come across news hypes on U.S Presidential limos, popularly known as "The Beast" or Cadillac One or Limo One, trending now ahead of his visit in India tomorrow. If you haven't, please do read about the limo's state-of-the-art built and safety. But as motorheads, we must also know the other side of the car isn't it?? Here, in this post, I tell you it is only we Indians who mouthwater looking at the car for whatever reasons, but American motorheads fairly disown it owing to its clumsy looks and utter impracticality! I wonder how is it gonna overcome Indian road challenges!

2015 SIAM Bus And Special Vehicles Show, Greater Noida - Exhibits & Photo Album

DHIYANESH RAVICHANDRAN | Sunday, January 18, 2015 Be the first to comment!


The 4th edition of the SIAM's Bus And Special Vehicles Show at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida just concluded yesterday. A show that is exclusively dedicated to niche vehicles, yet, mass people movers is really something appreciable. The 3-day expo was fairly good, but the absence of some of the key players in this market like Volvo, Scania, Mercedes-Benz, and JCBL was a huge let-down.

Here are some notable exhibits (and their photo albums) which stole the show!

Toyota HiAce A Pleasant Start For Luxury Van Segment

DHIYANESH RAVICHANDRAN | Friday, January 16, 2015 Be the first to comment!
Vans can be exciting as well, much more than just as drivable tin cans we often think. Since we are used to a market that offers ridiculously basic, unexciting econoboxes, we hardly appreciate them. But this may change in near future. Toyota Kirloskar Motors intends to launch its well-liked minivan (MPV) HiAce in India by second-half of this year, offering new hopes for an active luxury van segment.

Ashok Leyland Unveiled Optare Versa EV Electric Bus At BSVS 2015

DHIYANESH RAVICHANDRAN | Thursday, January 15, 2015 Be the first to comment!
Ashok Leyland literally stole the Bus and Special Vehicles Show 2015, Greater Noida, with its pure-electric bus Optare Versa EV. Being the first product at the expo hall one can see after entry, the bus grabbed the attention of every visitor. The company launched the Versa EV today, instead of the Solo EV bus which was scooped earlier as first Optare bus for India. This low-floor city bus, larger than the Solo, sets new dawn for the Indian bus market and for the AL too.

This Guy Who Invented Cruise Control Was Blind: Ralph Teetor

DHIYANESH RAVICHANDRAN | Sunday, January 11, 2015 1 Comment so far
Whenever we use cruise control to stretch our legs on the highway, we would either ransack the steering area in search of the button like a 'blind' man, or use the stalk out of familiarity without even actually looking at it. Modern cars have just few buttons/ stalk, we hardly notice them while driving. But what is dumbfounding is that the guy who was behind this device, Ralph Teetor, was never ever able to see or use it! Nor did he ever drove a car in his lifetime! He was a blind since age of five, but his 'vision' as an engineer for better auto-mechanics inducted him into the Automotive Hall of fame in Michigan. We owe him a lot!

2016 Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid Bus To Get New Zone Management System

DHIYANESH RAVICHANDRAN | Thursday, January 08, 2015 Be the first to comment!
City buses doesn't have to be noisy, polluting and gas-guzzling anymore in the future. Volvo affirmed that last year by introducing its hybrid-electric bus 7900 at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show last September. The hybrid bus is already under trail operations in few European cities and are the series production is scheduled for early 2016. The Volvo Bus City Mobility Team is constantly working on new technologies, focusing more on energy management and extended pure-electric drive range. One such is the Volvo's new Zone Management system.

Why BMW i8's Laser Headlamps Are Terrifically Brilliant

DHIYANESH RAVICHANDRAN | Sunday, January 04, 2015 2 Comments so far
Oh Gosh!! It's Diwali! BMW is planning to launch its highly innovative i8 hybrid sportscar in India by next month. We all know about this car, claimed as "car from future", it was even showcased at our Delhi auto expo last year. A slice of this BMW's remarkableness is its Laser headlights, i.e its high-beam with laser light technology, which made i8 the first production car to feature laser tech. This is a step further in the lighting techs used in cars, offering better visibility, efficiency and smaller lamp designs. So how does it work??

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