2019 Honda Insight first drive review

HIGHS Sensible interior design Competent driving dynamics Another great Honda infotainment system LOWS Engine noise No Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on base model Not quite as fuel efficient as rivals The Toyota Prius may have been the world’s first modern production hybrid, but Honda beat Toyota to the punch in the United States when it launched the first-generation Insight here in 1999. That quirky two-seater was more science experiment than practical car and it was followed by a forgettable second-generation model that more closely copied the best-selling Toyota. But now the Insight is…

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iOS 12 First Impressions: How to Install Right Now, New Features, and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 12 was announced at WWDC 2018 The first developer preview is now available It brings features like Siri Actions and Screen Time Earlier this week, Apple’s iOS got its yearly upgrade at the 2018 edition of the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the form of iOS 12. Performance is the major driver behind all the new updates, which is a relief following years of reports that older iPhones get slower after each update. On certain devices, iOS 12 claims to offer up to 70 percent quicker camera app loading, 2x…

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Indira Gandhi National Open University to offer Certificate in First Aid (CFAID)

The Indira Gandhi National Open University is starting a Certificate in First Aid Programme (CFAID) from the July 2018 session. This programme has been developed to train learners to provide first aid in various emergencies. IGNOU regional centre has identified “ Virangana Avanti Bai District Women Hospital”, Lucknow, as a study centre for delivery of this programme. Manorama Singh, regional director, IGNOU regional centre, Lucknow, said this programme will benefit those who wish to pursue careers as assistants and aides in nursing homes, traffic police, ambulance services, and as fire…

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Honor 7A and Honor 7C First Impressions

Honor 7C HIGHLIGHTS Both phones feature face unlock functionality Both sport Qualcomm Snapdragon processors Only the 3GB RAM variant of the Honor 7A has been released Honor 7A and Honor 7C are the latest budget smartphones from Huawei’s youth-focused brand to hit the Indian market. They have been launched within months of the Honor 7X (Review) and Honor 9 Lite (Review) coming to the country. As per a Counterpoint report, Honor was the fifth-biggest smartphone brand in India in Q1 2018 with around 3 percent market share, almost all of which comes from the sub-Rs. 15,000 price bracket. The…

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Kia Sportage Diesel SUV : Exclusive first drive review

SUVs, both compact and large, are the next big trend in India. Even new international players are betting hard on big vehicles to establish themselves in the ever competitive Indian car market. Kia Motors too will start its innings with the SP Concept SUV that should hit Indian roads by next year. While we saw a line-up of cars at the Auto Expo earlier this year, the Sportage was one of the more interesting ones and it has the potential to create waves in the segment it could play in….

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Toyota Yaris is India’s first affordable sedan with 7 airbags in ALL variants

Toyota will soon enter the mid-size sedan segment in India and the details about the vehicle are already out. Toyota Yaris will be launched in the Indian market on 18th May and Toyota will officially start taking the bookings from April 22. A few dealerships have also reportedly started taking unofficial bookings at a payment of Rs. 50,000. Toyota’s entry in the segment is highly awaited. Even though Toyota will not offer a diesel engine with the Yaris, it will get a long list of features that are a first…

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Toyota Yaris: What the first reviews are saying about the Honda City challenger

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is merely days away from launching its first-ever C2-segmenter in India. Dubbed as the Yaris, the upcoming Toyota sedan is basically a Honda City-Hyundai Verna-Maruti Ciaz adversary that will aim to attract everyone with its long list of features, mini-Corolla Altis looks, and of course, the high brand recognition that Toyota enjoys. So, will it be really easy for the Yaris to outclass its rather formidable rivals? Here’s what some of India’s motoring publications have said about the Yaris in their test drive review reports. Autocar…

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Facelifted 2018 Mahindra XUV500 interiors SPIED for the first time ever

Mahindra and Mahindra will soon launch a rather comprehensively updated version of the XUV500 SUV. While there’s no official word on the specs, speculations are rife that the updated XUV500 would offer more power. We already know about the styling changes that the car carries, which is due to the multiple spy images that have surfaced online. Recently, a spy pic of the interior emerged, thereby giving us complete details on the changes that the car’s dashboard incorporates. The new 2018 Mahindra XUV500 launch could take place later this month. The…

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Volvo XC40 First Drive Review

The Volvo XC40 is an interesting SUV. Here’s our first drive report of the XC40 Highlights The XC40 is Volvo’s first ever compact SUV It gets a T5 petrol and a D4 diesel engine It will be launched in India in the middle of 2018 Fresh, creative and distinct! That is what the Volvo XC40 is all about. It is the first ever compact SUV from Volvo and is also the smallest SUV on offer from the company. The compact SUV segment is what we would call ‘trending’ in social media parlance. Scroll down…

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Jeep Compass Trailhawk First Drive: Trail Rated!

Jeep Compass Trailhawk with diesel engine and automatic gearbox driven. Highlights Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be top of the line variant in Compass range Will most likely make it to India with a 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox Trailhawk variant expected price point of about Rs 23 lakh (ex-showroom) The Jeep Compass won the 2018 NDTV Car Of The Year for good reason. It is priced well, drives considerably nicer than almost everything else in its segment and is built well too. The Jeep Compass also throws in four-wheel-drive in the top spec models for…

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