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These cars are incredibly blissful to drive: From Maruti Baleno to Hyundai Creta

What do owners want from their cars? While most car buyers prefer parameters like fuel economy, cabin space or long term reliability, there is a small, but evolving group of buyers that is looking at cars that are enjoyable to drive. And by the term ‘enjoyable’, I am not referring to performance alone. I am talking about cars that put ... Read More »

Mercedes-AMG GT C Convertible First Drive

Highlights We drive the AMG GT C Cabriolet in Phoenix to find how it is like The AMG GT C cabriolet makes 550 bhp! India to get 469 bhp AMG Standard Less powerful Mercedes-AMG GT will make it India by late 2017 Mercedes-Benz Cars S-Class GLA-Class CLS-Class CLA-Class A-Class E-Class GLS GLC GLE-Class C-Class B-Class SLK-Class The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT ... Read More »

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom review, test drive

What is it? Meet the eighth generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom which comes 14 years after the previous one to, once again, stake claim to the ‘world’s best car’ title. That it has come after so long makes the arrival of the Rolls-Royce’s flagship an even more momentous occasion, like the coronation of a new king and with it, the ... Read More »

2017 Skoda Octavia RS review, test drive

What is it? It’s the Octavia RS, a name not unfamiliar to the Indian market as Skoda has sold a version of it here with every generation of the Octavia (including the second generation that was called the Laura). It’s the more fun, more focused version of an already fun car, and this one has been a long time coming. ... Read More »

Renault Lodgy Stepway Test Drive Review – 3 Reasons to Buy/Not to Buy This MPV

  Renault Lodgy Stepaway is a successor to the Lodgy MPV. (Image: Siddharth Safaya/News18.com) The Indian MPV market has a vast array of products, starting right from the Maruti Suzuki Eeco, which is priced close to Rs 3 lakhs to the most sold MPV – Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, which is priced close to Rs 8 Lakhs and popular Toyota Innova ... Read More »

BMW 5 Series estate (2017) review: Large, technologically accomplished and fun to drive

Car salesmen have a very difficult job trying to convince customers to buy an estate car these days. For some reason, the marketing machine has brainwashed the masses into thinking that gigantic SUVs are the perfect companion to family life. In reality, an elongated estate can carry more gear, tends to be more enjoyable to drive and, in our opinion, ... Read More »

Christmas in July toy drive scheduled

Good Samaritan’s Ministry of Claremore will be hosting a “Christmas in July” toy drive and open house this month to kick off their annual drive for Christmas toys for less fortunate children. “The Good Samaritan Ministry (GSM) is a cooperative ministry of Claremore area churches, one which serves those in need through a food pantry, clothing closet, and utility assistance,” ... Read More »

Oppo, Vivo, Huawei Help Drive Modest Boost in China Smartphone Shipments: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in China grew a modest 4 percent in the first quarter of 2017 and fell a whooping 20 percent later, a report said on Friday. The report by market research firm Counterpoint indicated that smartphone brands like Oppo and Vivo saw the fastest growth followed by Huawei, extending their lead over Apple, Xiaomi and Samsung by a large ... Read More »

South Africa: violent protests, campus closures drive foreign students away

Students are protesting a the decision by the Department of Higher Education and Training to allow universities to increase their fees by up to 8% while offering subsidies for lower income students. Speaking with The PIE News, a spokesperson for the DHET said that although the increase in tuition fees due to take effect in 2017 should not be a financial barrier, ... Read More »