Drunk driving is perhaps the single biggest cause of road accidents in India. And the problem gets worse during the festive season as the number of DUI cases and drunken driving related accidents reaches a peak. Be it Holi, Diwali, Christmas or the New Years’ eve, festivals seem to bring out the worse in the partying set. Nights spent binge-drinking change lives, not just of those in the car, but also of innocent bystanders. Over the last few years, the problem has assumed epic proportions and even after numerous efforts, the pattern repeats itself every year.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. has seen great success with most of its models, and has gained a strong foothold in the Indian market, bagging the distinction of being the largest selling car manufacturer. Not one to rest on its laurels, this automaker has set great expectations for the third-generation version of its much-appreciated Wagon R model, with a list of upgraded features, modern design and enhanced safety features. The car that captured the hearts of over 20 lakh Indians plans to make its reappearance sometime this year. Let’s take a look at what Wagon R 2018 has to offer.
Offence is not the best form of defence, at least not when you are driving. And especially not on Indian roads. Poor road conditions, low compliance to and awareness of traffic regulations, bad driving skills – no wonder that we have one of the highest rates of road accidents in the world! What’s perhaps lesser known is these conditions not just lead to accidents but also damage your cars, reducing its longevity and increasing your maintenance costs. Be it in urban areas, semi-urban or rural – the conditions are same everywhere.
When the ‘Transformers’ toy-line and animated television series was launched in the 1980s, kids and adults alike from all across the world couldn’t contain their excitement. While the storyline for these automobiles transforming into humanoid bots was written by Marvel, it fanned the imagination of experts in the automotive industry, who set out to fulfil these prophesized conversions.
Regardless of whether you are a serious car enthusiast or just another “easy-going” car consumer, it cannot be denied that we live in exciting times. Just take a look at the automobile timeline from when this industry was born in 1898 up to the present time – the leaps in technology have been quite phenomenal in recent years, and 2018 will only see more changes for cars. Here are some of the more interesting trends to watch out for this year.
Cars are our second homes today, and why not? Thanks to the chaotic traffic and the perpetually busy roads in the country, an average urban commuter clocks in around 10 hours a week on road travel. It is only natural that he would want to improve the quality of time spent driving.
Rising pollution levels across the world is a major topic of discussion today. Environmentalists are rallying to increase awareness about this menace so that we can hand over a cleaner world to the next generation. One of the main culprits in contaminating the environment and adding to the pollution level is toxic emissions from automobiles.
When the Cayenne was first launched by Porsche in 2002, it was a first on many accounts viz. the first Porsche vehicle with a V-8 engine since 1995, Porsche’s first off-road sports car since the 1950s as well as its first to have four doors.
There can be nothing more exciting to ring in the New Year than going on long drives with friends and family. With the festive and holiday season in full swing, the perfectly cool winter weather can set the tone for road revelers.
Whether you are just another car enthusiast or are considering buying a new car, 2018 has some upcoming hatchback cars worth checking. Our top picks are listed here.