Lijo Mathai

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Exclusive: 60km range Techo Electra Saathi electric moped launched

The Techo Electra Saathi is an electric moped that has a 25kmph top speed, 3-4 hours charging time, ample storage spaces, and regenerative braking. Deliveries start from the second week of September 2020

Citroen C5 Aircross SUV trial production starts in India: Launch details, specs of Skoda Karoq rival

While Citroen hasn't revealed the exact engine specs of the C5 Aircross SUV, we believe there will be petrol and diesel versions on offer. The Indian market launch will happen in the first quarter of 2021.

Hero Xtreme 160R pros and cons: 5 things to like about this Honda X-Blade rival

The Hero Xtreme 160R has got its own share of pros and cons but the former far outweigh the latter. This is one fantastic Hero bike and begs to be experienced rather than just spoken about.

Great news! Car, bike sales posting turnaround despite COVID-19 crisis: Here’s how

With the month of August (signals the start of Indian festive season) just a couple of days away, buyer sentiment is going to increase say the experts. New launches happening in the next few months will add to this sentiment.


Hero Xtreme 160R review, road test: An extremely likeable option to Bajaj Pulsar 150

The Hero Xtreme 160R is a better overall package than the defunct 200R and boasts a similar level of performance, higher refinement as well as more features at a feasible price point.

Nilkamal TravelGuard could be ideal social distancing tool in private and public buses: Here’s how!

TravelGuard is a safety partition designed for use in cars or private/public buses. This is designed keeping in mind social distancing and the new travel norms. It is available in the market now.

Chinese electric vehicle battery dominance might end soon: Challenge to Dragon decoded

Graphite is an essential commodity for manufacturing the anode of Li-ion batteries and it is required in high quantities. China at present holds the upper hand with about 60 per cent mining of graphite happening there.

Exclusive: Kinetic Luna to likely return as an electric moped with 80km range

The Kinetic Luna electric might not only revive the "Chal meri Luna" jingle but also bring the company back into the two-wheeler business after the brief hiatus it had during the BS4 era. Kinetic Green in the meanwhile has pa

Benelli India upgrades production capacity: More than 2,500 Imperiale 400 bikes delivered since launch

Benelli India started off with an initial capacity of 7,000 bikes whereas the number has quadrupled now. The Benelli Imperiale 400 has so far found more than 2,500 homes since its launch late last year.

Benelli India BS6 plans revealed: TRK502, Leoncino 500 to be launched by end of year

Benelli India is keen on getting in its 500cc models, with the 300cc TNT as well as 600i to be launched next year. The Italian brand is also focussing on launching its new 800cc models in the Indian market.

Ford introduces 6 months EMI Skip plan: Low rate of interest, last scheme date explained

Apart from the EMI Skip plan, there is also the Step-up scheme. All these schemes are applicable only if the car (EcoSport, Figo, Aspire and Freestyle) is financed and for a minimum term of 60 months.

Jawa Electric bike in development: Could get petrol motorcycle-like mileage, power

The brief given to the Jawa Electric bike engineers was to keep the motorcycle as closer to the ICE motorcycles thereby lending it an authentic retro feel as well as give it acceleration similar to petrol-powered bikes.

Volkswagen Polo, Vento TSI Editions discontinued or not: Here is what company says

The Volkswagen Polo, Vento TSI Editions were priced a bit lower than the corresponding regular variants. Moreover, you got some additional goodies like graphics, TSI badges as well as a blacked-out roof and mirror caps.

Unbelievable discounts on “used” Honda CBR250R, Activa!

The Honda "used" bikes are essentially BS4 bikes that never got sold and hence have now been registered by dealers and their families. A person buying the bike will still get the warranty from the first date of registration.

Best new 160cc BS6 bikes below Rs 1 lakh: Honda Unicorn, Hero Xtreme 160R and more

Only a few 160cc bikes are priced below Rs 1 lakh as even smaller capacity 150cc units are now costlier and over Rs 1 lakh. Few 150cc bikes are priced over Rs 1.2 lakh and these are from Suzuki, Yamaha and others.

TVS Apache RR310 BS6 price increased: KTM RC390 rival still most affordable in class

The price of the BS6 TVS Apache RR310 has gone up by Rs 5,000 while its closest competitor is still expensive by a good Rs 9,000. In its BS6 form, the Apache RR310 has received many new features and even ride modes.


Now book a Honda bike/scooter from the comfort of home: Online sales commence for Activa, Unicorn

The Honda Online scheme involves booking to delivery process in a contactless fashion. Not only is it useful for new bikes but also for unused models that might have been demo pieces.

Connected cars next big thing in India: Kia Seltos, MG Hector top gainers

Kia Motors recently sold in excess of 50,000 connected cars including the Carnival and Seltos while MG claims to have retailed more than 20,000 internet-enabled cars in less than a year.

Hero Xpulse 200 BS6 Rally Kit explained: Price, off-road tyres, increased ground clearance

The Hero Xpulse Rally Kit is priced at Rs 38,000 and will be available at dealerships. The warranty will likely be retained however using this Rally Kit renders your motorcycle illegal for road use.

Exclusive: Techo Electra Saathi electric bike (Gemopai Miso rival) launch in India soon

The Techo Electra Saathi electric bike will be launched at a price tag around Rs 60,000, with disc brakes at both ends, an expected range of 120km, and lots of utility spaces.

New car launches in July 2020: MG Hector Plus, Honda City and more

There are around four new cars that will be launched this month and we have the confirmed information on these launches from Honda, Hyundai, and MG Motors.

Yamaha pre-monsoon service camp starts: Free bike check-up, discounts and more

The Yamaha service camp is for motorcycle owners from the Blue brand and along with the free check-up, one can also sanitise their bikes or even buy helmets and other accessories at a 5 per cent discount.

13 bikes get costlier by upto 3000 rupee, royal enfield himalayan, Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220, Pulsar 150, Yamaha FZ-Fi, YZF-R15 V3.0, Hero Glamour, Super Splendor, Passion Pro, HF Deluxe, Splendor plus

Toyota Urban Cruiser launch delayed: Maruti Vitara Brezza rival might be launched in festive season

The Toyota Urban Cruiser (reported to be the name of the car) will be based on the Brezza as per the agreement between Suzuki and Toyota. It will have the same 1.5-litre petrol engine from the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

2020 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Turbocharged petrol sedans, SUVs, hatchbacks under Rs 10 lakh: Skoda Rapid to Hyundai Venue

Hyundai is the only one here that has a presence in all three segments - SUV, sedan and hatchback while the engine powering these cars is also common - a 1.0-litre turbo petrol.

Yamaha introduces special offer for COVID-19 warriors: How to avail this scheme

Yamaha India has started this new scheme for COVID-19 warriors that offers a deferred EMI payment option. However, this scheme is valid only if you take a loan through the Yamaha-specified bank.

5 important changes in the Honda Livo BS6: New engine, features, price

The Honda Livo BS6 model has got many changes to it over that of the BS4 unit and this includes the feature list, engine as well as a broader seat. It is one of the costliest BS6 110cc models around.

Low-cost new cars starting below Rs 3 lakh: Maruti Suzuki Alto and more

While the on-road costs of these cars will be above Rs 3 lakh, at present only Maruti Suzuki, Datsun and Renault India offer the most affordable four-wheelers in the country.

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