Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0-litre Petrol Review

‘Necessity is the mother of invention’. In India, government regulation is the mother of necessity and that is why in a market that loves the allure of a diesel engine, we suddenly have a spate of large petrol powered SUVs being launched by a number of manufacturers. The Land Rover Discovery Sport here is one such SUV that was originally meant to be available only with the diesel motor but now also gets a new 2.0-litre petrol engine just in case the ugly head of the ‘diesel ban’ decides to pop up again. Land Rover Discovery Sport Rear Visually, you will be hard pressed to see the difference between this petrol and the other diesel models, as with the exception of a very small badge at the…

Girl power on and off the track When 16-year-old Otago student Brooke Helms first heard the sound of her car's engine running – she burst into tears. The Cromwell College student had every reason to be emotional, she had spent the past 31 weeks attending an automotive course learning how to build the car from scratch so she could race it on the speedway track. "This is my fourth year racing at the speedway here but I have been racing the mini-stocks for the past three seasons. I got a new car which was basically a body and roll cage," said Brooke. "It needed a lot of things done to it and I wanted to learn how to do it myself." READ MORE:* Five of the most beautiful cars ever...

Oil prices tumble 3% after OPEC data adds to glut worries Oil prices were steadier Wednesday after tumbling the day before when the US benchmark hit a four-year low.NEW YORK: Oil prices tumbled more than 3 percent on Friday after OPEC said October output reached another record, casting doubt on whether its plan to limit production is achievable or enough to ease persisting oversupply in the market.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said Friday that its output rose to 33.64 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, up 240,000 bpd from September.Crude futures have wiped out gains made since the end of September when OPEC said it would agree to cut oil production to shore up persistently low prices.While investors have been skeptical that a deal to cut or freeze oil output levels will be ...

Desperate Fiat Pricing Offers HUGE Cuts: Will US Car Buyers Bite? After a 25-year absence and going back to the United States market in 2009, it looks like the Fiat brand is in trouble with the US market again. Parent company Fiat Chrysler (FCA) may need to overhaul its system and its Fiat pricing, just to keep the company afloat. Advertisement Having planted its roots in the US, which can be traced back as far as in the 20th century, it had gained a somewhat poor reputation among American car buyers. Issues such as reliability and rust were some factors that caused its sales to significantly drop; thus. Fiat left the US market with a reputation for poor quality. In 2009, it bought a 20% stake in US automaker Chrysler LLC and came back --- hoping to put its notoriety behind ...

Reinhard Heydrich’s Mercedes – Found In A Garage, Carefully Restored, Then Sold at Auction On June 26th, the Danish Auction Company, Campen Auctioneer, auctioned off what may very well be the car that Reinhard Heydrich owned and suffered fatal wounds in. While the sale price is not known, the history of the car attracted international attention. The car is a 1938 Mercedes-Benz, Cabriolet Type-B, model 320. There were only 34 of these cars made, and of those 34, only this one was produced at Mannheim Mercedes-Benz. This particular car was found in 1980, inside a barn, by a Danish man named Lauritz Lauritzen. The car was pretty banged up, including damage to the rear of the passenger side but luckily, Lauritzen was a Mercedes mechanic and was able to fully restore the vehicle. It took him more than 6,500 hours over 11 years to finish ...

Watch Sebastian Vettel hoon the LaFerrari Aperta Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel recently took time out from his busy schedule to test drive the Ferrari NYSE:RACE LaFerrari Aperta. He starts out on the road but eventually heads to the track where, naturally, he turns off the car’s electronic nannies and manages to get it sideways. The Aperta is the open-top version of the LaFerrari flagship. It made its debut at the 2016 Paris auto show and is being built in a limited run that will consist of just 209 cars, all of which are accounted for. The car doesn’t feature a retractable hard-top roof like the 488 Spider. Instead, the LaFerrari Aperta features a manually-installed roof panel, available in carbon fiber as an option. Otherwise, the car is ...

Nikola One hydrogen-powered semi is tall, different and zero-emission "This truck will come to market, I promise you that."Those were the closing words from Nikola Motor Company founder and CEO Trevor Milton at the big reveal event for his new zero-emission semi truck. Held in an industrial area near downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, Milton revealed the Nikola One truck and gave a few more details about just how the new company wants to change the US trucking industry forever. There were a number of inspirational videos about all of this, but the general gist is that America needs trucks and truckers, so why not improve their vehicles and lives? That means lower costs, no dirty emissions, and a better cab.Lower costs: Milton said that the weight of the Nikola One, when compared...

Trump selects Washington insider Elaine Chao to run DOT Chao, left, served eight years in President George W. Bush’s Cabinet. Her experience as Labor Secretary has been applauded by industry lobbyists. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Chao served as President George W. Bush’s Secretary of Labor for the entirety of Bush’s presidency. She’s also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The American Trucking Associations applauded the appointment, as has the Association of Engine Manufacturers, the lobbying group for truck manufacturers. Several major media outlets have reported Chao is a good fit to oversee Trump’s push for major infrastructure investments.