That way, driving cars (and other motor vehicles too) in our societies is more like a 'rite of passage' for teenagers. We often tend to think that the driving 'privilege' is a birth right! The act of driving is considered to be a nominal or an insignificant one that almost everybody does. And we tend to think it as a very individualistic and a personal act. But, when cars operate in a social setting like roads, how can the act of driving alone can be personal?
The latest ABS-related directive, to make around 250,000 CVs safer every year, is a right step towards road and highway safety and ushers our CV industry into a new era of technological promotion. This, however, cannot be the only and only step in this regard. Nor the ABS binding will solve all our road safety woes involving heavy vehicles. There are certain anomalies on ABS usage, which also needs to be sorted out.
Ford India, back in 2013, conducted a feasibility study on launching the Mustang muscle car in India. With the only possibility of a CBU import, the Mustang may cost around INR 30-40 lakhs. Are you ready for a pony-trekking??
Mercedes isn't the only geek doing something crazy. Many of the luxury brands, but here for the discussion the German luxury trio for sure - they are going really weird with all their front drive minivans, coupe-like SUVs, compact sedans, and hatchbacks, etc. Why the hell are they doing so?? If you understand that volumes matter in present situation, you get the answer!
When we think about what car model has been around longer than any other in the automotive world, it is the Chevrolet Suburban SUV that is still in production without taking any breaks for 80 years since 1935. That’s longer than any other nameplate in the history. The Suburban is even claimed as "world's first crossover"! Even today, the Suburban stands distinct in the market and sets standards for large SUVs.
existing one. The SUV, known as Everest in Thailand and in few other markets, is an Asia-Pacific market specific model and is a key model to Ford's UV business in the region.
The 2015 Bangkok Motor Show started yesterday, and witnessed the launch of the new 2015 Ford Everest. The Everest/ Endeavour is based on the Ford Ranger (T6) pick-up platform and features new exterior and interiors with a host of off-roading and safety features. Come on, lets grasp a sense of what out upcoming Ford Endeavour is up to!
About DHIYANESH RAVICHANDRAN
Dhiyanesh is the prime mover of this weblog and is equally crazy about driving cars and writing about them. This guy loves everything with a steering wheel, and bikes doesn't fascinate him much. So, at someday if self-driving cars take up all driving, he is sure to go nuts! He is instinctively seduced to sedans of 90s era, and his dream garage will surely have a W140 S-Class and R34 Skyline GT. He snogs his 1999 Fiat Siena everyday lovingly, and drives a Ford Fiesta. He maintains a strong appetite for sociological perspectives on cars, their historical and cultural footprints. Now, he's also a part-time writer at IndianAutosBlog.com (Read his posts here). Also finds it strange to have written this in third person!