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  1. Next-generation Toyota Fortuner takes shape

    I am amazed at these prices , looks like they are vary of the competition. Looking at the prices of the Innova , i was of the opinion that they would be north of 30L These are tempting prices , would have to start saving now and hopefully grab the Petrol AT next year.
  2. The Gadgets and Gizmos thread!

    The air purifier when switched on has a red led lit up , showing the air quality, it then changes to blue in stages Tried it in the smallest of rooms to see if it really works , it did At least the led changed from red to light purple,dark purple and finally blue.Dont know it air got cleaned as the light indication is the only source of any information. It took around 6 hrs for a small 10*10 room
  3. The Gadgets and Gizmos thread!

    Hey buddy, That's exactly what I paid
  4. The Gadgets and Gizmos thread!

    Settled for the PHILIPS AC 4372 , very effective and looks fancy too.
  5. The Gadgets and Gizmos thread!

    Visiting Delhi ,pollution levels are alarming , looking for a an Air Purifier , that does justice to the word Air Purifier for my parents home, Have just today (Sunday) to shop for the same , any suggestions to share budget around 50K Both brand and model number desired.
  6. Current Vehicle Recalls

    And the recall season continues 13 Oct 16 Nissan Datsun Redigo recalled over fuel system issues (hose clip) Renault KWID recalled over fuel system Earlier VW recalls 389 Polos for handbrake trouble on 8 Oct Way back GM recalled 155000 in for wiring issues related to remote keyless entry in July
  7. The Tata Hexa crossover

    The delays in launch are digging a bigger whole for them,than what you see in the above pictures. If you arrive this late to a party you will have to do with the leftovers.
  8. Yes it still rules because of its engine is a gem. Lately ,People have become more intreasted in the Elantra because its pricing.
  9. Pics: Maruti Ignis hybrid AT spied in India

    Looks like another Verito Vibe in the making , of the little that I could see. Dont know why manufacturers put in more effort in the Headlights and Tail lights, to make the car an instant hit and stand out in the crowd. Looks like too many borrowed elements make up this car , it owns nothing.
  10. Discussion: Has India matured for expensive hot hatchbacks?

    Personally , there is nothing hot about a hot hatch any more. People are laughed at for having one because of the money involved , recently a client of mine asked me to get a Abarth for his son just because his son wanted a flashy sticker on this cars door panel, while the father was against it and was asking him to buy a City or a bigger second hand car. Cut to October , Punto long gone, we got him a second hand Accord , got it wrapped in his favourite mat black colour. Both father and son are happy now , a sexind hand accord accords more value than an abarth , sticker means nothing to most of the ordinary , the area that a car covers in the parking lot , is the real indicator of your wealth. Hotter hatches of bigger brands are just for wannabes to test the waters of what owning a marque brand feels like. Personally A180 feels very cramped because of its curves even when compared to a Baleno, which steals A180 tail lights.
  11. Just add ACCIDENTS to that list , on one of the other threads i have posted a few numbers that have been flashed all over the media last few days . Your inference that they have no political lineage is highly questionable , If you consider them as real gurus thats because you dont know what real work they really do. Anyways. Kerela High Court just put a ban/ hold on the order passed by NGT that puts a ban on 10 year old Diesel vehicles there
  12. Videos : Crash Test : Indian cars

    Even with this data they want to delay safety additions by another 2-4 years Even with this data they want to delay safety additions by another 2-4 years
  13. The demand has been med today , AOL deposits 4.75 Cr today
  14. Videos : Crash Test : Indian cars

    Shocking, what a shame , even basic safety features deferred to OCT 2018
  15. Videos : Crash Test : Indian cars

    New Ratings update : 4 star ratings for CIAZ AND ERTIGA source
  16. Cartrade says Electric Verito launches tomorrow and to my liking the prices are below 10L ,the fair price we had argued a few posts back.
  17. Electric Verito finally launches tomorrow
  18. Videos : Crash Test : Indian cars

    Now that you bring helmets into the conversation , just look at the kind we have , these are wafer thin made of plastic , like those yellow safety helmets used at construction site by labourers and most definitely do more harm in an accident of even a minor nature Why cant we have ONE WORLD ONE SAFETY STANDARD , the approach should be to adopt the newest one as as when it comes out. Waiting for several years just to make products safer to comply to a current safety standard is besides me while in the same production plant vehicles confirming to newest safety regulations are being made. It like our govt spending thousands of crores on BULLET TRAINS when HYPER LOOP is doing wonders. Why cant we start on the HYPER LOOP now and be par with the world when it comes around. SUPIDITY REIGNS SUPREME Also japan will not fund our Hyper Loop dreams and beggars cant be choosers as few wise men say.
  19. POLLUTION is a lot of things. Every possible reason for these POLLUTION RELATING AILMENTS needs to be attacked. And yes , if Diesel is 4 times more polluting than petrol , it cant be spared. The cancer causing traits due to prolonged exposure to diesel fumes cannot be ignored . Also, Since 2013 I am tracking these NCR projects because of vested interest and you say nothing is being done to curb them. You can argue over the issue of implementation of these orders but dont say nothing was done. So many projects in the NCR were stalled by NGT but restrictions were lifted / eased because home owners in these projects started crying foul. Lot of similar steps are being taken in Asola and adjoining areas that i personally know of. There is still lots to be done and HARMLESS BABY STEPS should not matter much. So dont go searching for the PRIME REASON , for me even the remotest of reasons for a serious issue needs to be SHOT DOWN.
  20. Update 1.NGT gives a three weeks breather to states to submit report. 2.NGT Vs AOL NGT directs Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of living , to pay 5 cr fine in a week and also fined another Rs 5000 for filing this appeal in court.
  21. Got a bit carried away in my last post and wrote ARREST WARTANT read as BAILABLE WARRANTS As much intreasting the read is, i hardly believe anything these manufacturers put out in terms of Technology and Theory when it comes to pollution. I dont care how many of these manufactures have to shut shop so that the rest of us can live a disease free life. The manufacturers are claiming that they are being wrongly and singly being targeted that is again a shit load of crap. So many power plants have been shut down in delhi All trucks have to pay an environment tax while entering delhi Construction sites are being challaned heavily for polluting All buses are CNG in Delhi , some electric buses are also being introduced Lighting open fires is a punishible offence Chopping down trees is a punishible offence Polluting industries are being moved out of delhi Taxis are now mandated to run on CNG Odd Even is being attempted More CNG pumping stations to be introduced Incentive on Electic Vehicles and Hybrid vehicles through FAME New scrapping policy E Rickshwas for delhi Cleaning roads with vaccum machines Banning 10 , 15 year old vehicles How much they are successful can be a point of a debate but saying nothing is happening otherwise is utter nonsense And so many other things that are being done , arent other peoples life also being affected but the cash rich diesel lobby wants that they should not be touched They dont want the environment tax of 30 % because that in itself would kill their products demand Govt should make the prices of Diesel and Petrol equitable and the added advantage of diesel dies away their itself That Euro 6 fuel is also an eye wash because adulteration in fuel is the major issue now and will remain a major issue the. Compare How many of people have died in delhi with pollution relating ailments ? With How many people died in delhi because they could not buy these fancy SUVs ? Till the time , the answer to the number two question is greater than the number one question , no force can make me believe otherwise. Left to me i will be against even smaller diesel vehicles allowed to continue to be produced.
  22. Much has happened since the NGT Order on Kerela , barring diesel vehicles over 2000 CC in six cities there Kerla High Court has stayed the order for 2 Months Much like what happened in Delhi earlier and then the ban persisted . NGT is again in action today. This time it wants to ban these vehicles in 11-15 more states. It has asked judges to give to them names of the most polluted city in their states by tuesday 31 May 2016,tomorrow, failing which arrest warrants would be issued for the Chief Secretary of that state. The next hearing is for tomorrow , expect fireworks tomorrow as Central Govt is protesting the issuance of the order. Already they are saying , the Delhi Ban itself has led to the fall in production of these vehicles by 11000 in number per months and subsequently affecting 5500 jobs. I might have earlier shared here or some other thread that the bulk of these vehicles 10 years , 15 Years are being shipped to southern india from delhi. Now these vehicles have been banned in those states, it would seriously effect sales of these vehicles there and thus a SCRAPPING POLICY IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Most of the old luxury vehicles were alSo going to Punjab this way from Delhi Jalandar , Amritsar , Patna and many more cities could go the Delhi way starting tomorrow. Switch here for an update tomorrow .