In between relocating to Mumbai, starting work with a new company, looking for a place to stay* and getting married, it doesn't look like I'm going to be able to hang around here very much. So if posts are sketchy in both quality and quantity, or don't even come up at all, for the next month or so, you know I'll be doing one or more of the things I've mentioned above. And I know you'll understand. =)
Autocar, one of India's best-known motoring monthlies, have given their online persona a much-needed shot in the arm. Check out their new and improved website. And if you're wondering why I'm crowing about this so much, you obviously haven't seen what the site used to look like before this.
Moving on, not to be missed is their Road Tests section, which at last count, had a list of over 60 cars for you to pick from and drive vicariously.
Some grin-inducing auto acronyms for your viewing pleasure:
BMW: Brings Me Women / Broke My Wallet CHEVROLET: Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips DODGE: Drips Oil, Drops Grease Everywhere / Dead On the Day Guarantee Expires FIAT: Failure in Italian Automotive Technology FORD: Fast Only Rolling Downhill SUBARU: Screwed Up Beyond All Repair Usually VOLVO: Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object PORSCHE: Proof Of Rich Spoiled Children Having Everything
and my personal pick, HYUNDAI - Hope You Understand Nothing's Driveable And Inexpensive
I'm whack in the middle of a 'Blog Mela' hangover, thanks to an utterly enjoyable post from over at Yazad's. That being the case, I thought I'd fashion this post of mine on similar lines. What follows therefore, is an attempt to bring you the best of the web from over the past few days on what's been happening on the Indian car scene. So belt up, tilt that seat back, play your current favourite road-tune over in your head, stretch those legs deep into that footwell and enjoy the ride.
The folks at Autocar India have traded in their old Palio 1.6 GTX for a newer 1.2 nv which they'll be putting through their long-termer test in the months to come. Though they do miss their old, bigger-hearted buddy, it's smaller cousin hasn't done much to disappoint so far.
Ford India rolled out their 100000th unit of the Ikon sedan earlier this month. And as it is their wont to do everytime they reach a landmark of this kind, Ford's celebrating with a limited period, limited edition offer. This time it's called the 'Josh100' series. For me, Ford sets the bar when it comes to staying top of mind through consumer-driven promos and special offers. Remember the 'Ikon Anniversary' and 'March Masti'?