2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: What You Need to Know

Is It a Sports Car in Disguise? In the late ’90s and early ’00s, the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne hit the scene, and the performance SUV was created. These vehicles carve corners like a sports car but offer multiple rows of seating and ample cargo space. The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a prime example. The Grand Cherokee SRT is based on the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is one of the top off-road SUVs in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings. However, Jeep takes the SRT in a different direction. Read on to learn…

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All-New 2018 BMW X3: What You Need to Know

The X3 Is All-New for 2018 BMW recently unveiled the third generation of the X3 compact SUV. This is the latest iteration of what has been a popular car for BMW, dating back to the first generation in the 2004 model year. The second generation arrived as a more refined vehicle for the 2011 model year, with a mid-life update in 2014. The 2018 BMW X3 continues that refinement to compete with a crop of compact SUVs that get better and better every year. Luxury compact SUVs are expected to provide composed on-road…

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his 1989 FBI Surveillance Van Is Your Next Ride

Ever wanted your own rolling spy van? Ginter Senfeldas, a North Carolina resident, is selling a 1989 Dodge Ram 350 he purchased at a police auction. With a little more than 23,600 miles on it, this vehicle seems to be in decent condition for its age—just minor rust and dents, and no cracks in the windshield. Senfeldas shows us his van in a video he uploaded to YouTube. The interior shows how this old police vehicle differs from your everyday Dodge Ram. It’s packed with video and audio recording equipment, TV monitors,…

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Yep, Lyft Is Working Towards Autonomous Cars Too

Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service said it will open its network, inviting automakers and tech companies to use it to haul passengers in their self-driving vehicles and gather data. It may even share computer software and sensor technology. Raj Kapoor, the company’s chief strategy officer, says Lyft is pursuing the open strategy as a way to bring the environmental…

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Maruti S-Cross or Renault Duster

Please suggest the best car for city and highway driving, as well as for long-term use, for around Rs 10 lakh. Also, between the Maruti S-cross and Renault Duster, which is the better car? If it is the former, should I wait for the petrol version of the S-cross? Kailash, Dehradun AAA Both cars are very capable, but the Duster has an edge over the S-cross in the city because of a few key factors. Firstly, the higher seating position in the Duster and the low window line gives you fantastic…

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Mahindra Mojo or TVS Apache RTR 200

I’m from Kerala and I am planning to buy a bike which is in the 200cc to 400cc segment. My main concern is my height. I’m 5ft 6in and I want to know which bike would suit me best. I prefer naked bikes (sporty is okay), but need a comfortable seat for my pillion too (which is not there in the KTM 200). I plan to use the bike for daily city ride and once in a while, for touring solo. Can you please suggest any other option from the…

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Looking for a peppy automatic car under Rs 12 lakh

Currently, I am using the VW Polo petrol 1.2 Highline, and am looking for an upgrade. I want an automatic car with a more powerful and peppy engine for daily use, and for highway running during the weekends. My budget is around Rs 12 lakh. Also, safety is priority for me. Please help. Nilesh Pawar, via email AAA The most logical upgrade for you is the VW Polo GT TSI which comes with a more powerful 105hp 1.2-litre turbo-petrol, mated to a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. In terms of safety too,…

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2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer launched in India at Rs 18.75 lakhs

The new Triumph Tiger Explorer has been launched in India at Rs 18.75 lakhs (ex-showroom). The flagship model in Triumph’s Tiger range of adventure bikes, the Tiger Explorer is a rival to the Ducati Multistrada Enduro, Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally and the BMW R1200 GS. For 2017, Triumph has updated the Tiger Explorer with a few cosmetic changes and a BS IV compliant engine. While it sports a similar look, it gets subtle visual updates for the tank and radiator cowls. The windshield is now electrically adjustable. The instrument cluster has been updated with an analogue…

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Bajaj Auto reports quarterly sales drop of 22.3 per cent

Bajaj Auto has reported a 22.3 per cent drop in domestic sales for two-wheelers in the first quarter of FY2017. The manufacturer sold 4,26,52 units from April-June 2017 as compared to 5,48,880 units it sold in the same time last year. The manufacturer attributes the decline in sales to the automotive industry’s move from BS-III to BS-IV emission norms. Bajaj has not seen a major growth in sales after the Indian economy’s demonetisation period. That economic period affected the purchasing power of rural customers who contribute to a big number of…

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