Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alto has a make over

There is nothing like the Alto. It is a small car but is seriously packed with energy. Mangalore city probably has more Alto's than anywhere else in the country or it seems like that to me because everytime I go to my hometown I get a see a lot of it.

Maruthi finally decided that its time for them to focus back to the roots. The Alto now has a fresh look. Everything inside seems to be more or less the same. The exterior has been redesigned and it does not look bad. Customers are in for a delight.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Electric Bike - We need more of it!!! Seriously!!!

I read an article about this bike and I wished to share it. Its the C 1 from Lit Motors. A fusion of a bike and a car. Its enclosed like a car and also has a steering wheel and does not tip over. So you can take it anytime and wherever you need without worrying about balancing it.

The C 1 makes use of two large gyroscopes to balance itself. Its a got a metal shell and has a top speed of 120 miles. Since its electric it can tavel 200 miles on a full charge. We definitely need such vehicles in a country where commuting long distances is very common and people are constantly concerned about the money it takes to fuel up their vehicles every day. What more, less congestion and more comfort and it is still a bike. Here is a video of this cool bike

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mahindra Quanto - Gone Wrong

They stunned the country with the XUV and then came the Renault Duster and they began to wonder hmmmm!!! why not experiment with the Xylo??? We will chop it, redesign it just a little and tell the world its a mini SUV that costs less and is better. Seriously????

It would have maybe worked if Mahindra decided to chop the XUV instead of the Xylo. What was Mahindra thinking? 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hero Splendor dethroned by Bajaj Discover

We all love the splendor. It was ideal for all age groups, was light, neat and sleek. It offered low maintenance and had a very good life. Years after it was launched I still see a lot on the streets now. However time moves on and things change. Bajaj Discover seems to have dethroned the best selling motorcyle and is now world's largest selling motorcycle.

I am not a great fan of Bajaj products. I feel their design always lacks something. Personally the Splendor will always be my favorite.