Vikram Chaudhary

Articles By Vikram Chaudhary

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Interview| We’re on target to achieve the 3% market share goal in the next five years : Steffen Knapp

For instance, German automaker Volkswagen, which has had a reasonable success with the Polo hatchback, arrived late to the party in the Indian compact sedan segment (with the Ameo) and still doesn’t have a sub-4 metre SUV.

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IIITs don’t carry legacy baggage unlike IITs and NITs

There is also the issue of increasing gross enrolment ratio (GER) while maintaining quality, as the GER of India is at least 50% lesser than developed countries like Australia and the US. Low global rankings of Indian univers

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Vivo Z1 PRO: A cut above average

Vivo Z1 PRO: An area where the Z1 Pro stands out is gaming: Even though it’s not a hardcore gaming phone, the top-end variant (6GB+128GB) I used is pretty impressive, and can run heavy games such as PUBG Mobile.

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Lava Z62: Smartphone features at feature phone price

LAVA Z62: Priced just Rs 6,060, this Lava smartphone has premium features such as face unlock and Google Assistant key.

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Kia Seltos: A seductive blend of design, utility and luxury

The Seltos takes premiumness onto a different plane—the quality of the material used matches what you see in premium cars such as BMW or Audi.

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Designing the perfect range map for electric cars

MapmyIndia says it has a solution that tells the exact range of an electric car, as it is being driven

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Destination India: Travels to the land of the rising sun

We drive from Guwahati in Assam to Pasighat, the oldest town of Arunachal.

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Voting has gone paperless, exams should too: Srikanth Ganeshan

“The aim is to reduce paper consumption by targeting a sector as large as education.”

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Car review: How Lamborghini Huracan Evo is better than others

One of the best performance cars in the world is the Huracán Performante. The Huracán Evo is the evolution of that

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Smart wheels: From connected cars to internet cars

Today, almost every new car model launched in India has basic connectivity features (Bluetooth), but some are taking connectivity to previously unheard of levels

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Hyundai Kona Electric’s range of 452 km is in ‘ideal’ test conditions: YS Kim, R&D Division, Hyundai Motor Group

Our next EV will be developed on the dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), and that car will be launched globally in early 2021. That platform will be used for Hyundai, Kia and Genesis EVs.

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Hyundai Kona Electric review: You get exclusivity, feeling of setting a benchmark

The Kona Electric, the world’s first electric compact SUV, was launched in India last week. Priced Rs 25.3 lakh, it’s available for sale in 11 cities.

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Hyundai Kona EV introduces one-pedal driving in India

Make no mistake, it still has a brake pedal, but in regular driving conditions you might not need to use it

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New Ford Figo car review: The one to pick if you enjoy driving

The Ford Figo offers agile and responsive steering, and stable and predictable handling. The diesel is a rocket on four wheels

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Budget 2019: NRF will help create right ecosystem for R&D, says Pearson India MD

Budget 2019 India: “The move will enable India address the skills shortage, and also allow current talent pool to be future-ready,” Vikas Singh, MD, Pearson India says.

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Audi E-Tron: Audi to go electric in India

This sporty full-size SUV carries a lot of design elements from conventional Audi SUVs, including an expressive sill area and the light grey Singleframe grille.

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Asus 6Z Review: Enticing price, flagship specs, and a swivelling camera

The 6z has its task cut out, to put Asus in the consideration set of flagship phone buyers

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Interview | Hybrid is the right technology for sustainable transition to EVs: Rajesh Goel

The Indian passenger vehicle (PV) market is going through its worst phase in almost a decade, but Rajesh Goel, senior vice-president & director, Sales & Marketing, Honda Cars India, believes that as the festive season approac

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Has the Seltos set a new benchmark for SUVs?

The Seltos has a modern design, and one that the next-generation Creta (likely in 2020) could take some cues from.

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MG Motor Hector review: This British SUV ‘listens’ to you and talks back

MG Motor is a British carmaker now owned by SAIC Motor of China. The Hector is its first product for the Indian market—and the company calls it India’s first internet car.

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Review: Hyundai Kona electric car shows petrol, diesel vehicles their place in history

The Kona Electric is lightning quick from any speed to any speed, because the massive 395Nm of torque is delivered instantly by the electric motor, unlike a petrol/diesel vehicle where the engine needs to reach a particular R

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Jeep Compass Trailhawk: An SUV that puts ‘sport’ in ‘utility’

Why go around obstacles when you can go through them

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How Toyota Institute has become a model for skilling workforce

Toyota India’s in-house technical training institute has trained, and successfully placed, more than 540 students over the past 10 years, without charging any tuition or hostel fees from them

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Toyota Glanza: There are subtle differences

The two cars share a lot of similarities, but there are subtle differences, too.

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Sincere customer service leads to long-term growth: Professor A Parasuraman

In an interview with FE’s Vikram Chaudhary, Professor A Parasuraman says that intense competition, coupled with increasing power of consumers, are the reasons for companies’ growing focus on customer service.

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Hyundai Venue: The era of connected cars begins in India

The smartphone has made our lives more efficient, and the Venue does the same on four wheels. There is no doubt it’s a path-breaking SUV, but the features that set the Venue apart (from every other car in India) are availab

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3D mapping: Dassault creating new-age solutions to age-old problems

The company hasn’t yet worked on the Smart Cities Mission, but Khaou says “once we are able to succeed in demonstrating the capability of our platform, we will approach them, hopefully this year.”

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