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Reviewing the Hero Thriller 160R DD

Technically, it’s the new Hero Xtreme. But according to the Hero staff, since the old Xtreme is still quite fresh in our memories, they decided to change the nameplate to avoid confusion.

2021 Mahindra XUV 300 W8: All options included

When we reviewed the XUV 300 W6 a few months back, our overall conclusion was that it was a great bang for the buck with a few concessions. Well, the folks at Rancon Autos took notes and brought in the top of the line W8, which addressed all of our criticism and then some.

Eid Mubarak, and stuff

To all the readers who celebrated Eid — and the ones who slept through it— please accept our belated wishes. The holiday cooldown is over, so it’s

“Made in Bangladesh” cars: how far are we?

The personal ownership of a car in Bangladesh has always been an expensive prospect. High import taxes, combined with the lack of an indigenous auto industry in Bangladesh, mean prospective buyers have to pay to double over a car’s original price, sometimes even more.

Pathao launches “Pathao Health” in partnership with Maya

The features, dubbed “Pathao Health”, include asking health-related questions anonymously, getting e-prescriptions from practising doctors, and having access to blogs and other knowledge bases.

Walton launches three new All-in-One PCs

Walton Digi-Tech Industries Limited has launched three new Unify S22 series models of All-in-One PC for the Bangladesh market.

Domino's begins road-testing their autonomous pizza delivery vehicle

Dominos began real-world tests of their Nuro R2 robot pizza delivery vehicles in Houston, Texas, USA.

New Toyota Crown SUV surface in China

Toyotas rumoured Kluger-based Crown replacement makes its unofficial public debut.

Hyundai celebrate its past with this one-off EV Concept

Hyundai's new one-off concept is an ode to their past.

Gracefully matured: 2020 Honda City RS

The Civics' little brother is growing up, and we're starting to see the family resemblance.

Ahead of their time

Although Mazda has become synonymous with the rotary engine, they were not the first company to put the Wankel into a production vehicle.

NFT: The Mona Lisa of crypto-world

Recently, there’s a new Ethereum blockchain-based unit of data based around digital art and other collectables. Called Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), some of these tokens are being sold for as high as 69 million US dollars. This has led many to claim NFT’s as the digital answer to collectables, while sceptics think it a fad that will soon die out.

Wheeled relics of the liberation war

Four wartime cars that stood the test of time

First Hand Review: Riding the Kawasaki Ninja 125

A performance machine in a displacement choked country.

DFSK’s day out

A seven-seater crossover from the Chinese company Dongfeng Sokon that punches above its price range with a plethora of high-end features and ride quality.

Four motorcycles under BDT 100,000 to get you into riding

If you’re looking for a no-nonsense versatile point A to B machine, the Honda Dream 110 will do you nicely. Bangladesh Honda Private Limited claims to have exclusively designed this motorcycle for Bangladeshi mass people.

Mid-sized luxury: 2021 BMW 530e

A mid-sized luxury sedan aimed at carrying people quickly and comfortably, and look great while doing it. The current generation just had its Life Cycle Impulse — known to the rest of the industry as a facelift — so we took one out for a drive to see what’s what.

Five common car features that are going the way of dinosaurs

Usually, automakers adopt and drop car features based on the market demand and avoid forcing something onto the customers.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V SmartXonnect

A powerful motorcycle with built-in navigation that greets you by name.

A brief look at the auto industry in Bangladesh

The rapid growth of our economy and people’s purchasing power has seen a rise in demand for personal transport. People are buying more cars and motorcycles than ever before, being able to pay their way through the duty inflated prices.

Virtual history trips, hot hatch, and a disappointing phone

Are you a history nut that happens to love technology? Check out our feature about how Lost Panorama plans to combine both by offering virtual

Four EV companies that didn’t make the cut

The rise and fall of Faraday Future were as interesting as it was spectacular. Founded by the Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting in 2014,

Let’s fly: Everything you need to know to become a pilot

Ahmed Sarwar is a 25-year local who has recently graduated as a pilot from New Zealand. We sat down with him to have a bit of chat about how aspiring pilots can prepare themselves for the profession, and the dos and don’ts of the process.

The 350cc goalpost: Five high displacement bikes we look forward to riding

While the Duke appeals to those who enjoy edgy style and raw performance, the Royal Enfield (RE) is meant for people with a more, shall we say refined taste.

4 things to enjoy at Mawa

If you are someone who loves driving and/or enjoys long drive the Dhaka Mawa highway will be a treat.

Quick and silent: 4 coolest EV motorcycle on the market

The American startup is one of the first companies to introduce electric motorcycles on the market there were not just glorified mobility scooters.

Six exciting EV’s coming to market in 2021

Let’s start with something that has a slight chance of making it here. The Mazda MX-30 is the company’s first foray into the electrified car market, and in many ways is a distant cousin of the beloved RX-8. How? Well aside from sharing its suicided door with the rotary legend,

Five cool techs from the world of Cyberpunk 2077

Let’s start with the obvious one. The defining feature of the Cyberpunk 2077 universe is the huge proliferation of cybernetic prosthetics. It seems

Auto Industry in 2020: Five biggest takeaways

2020 has not been a kind year, to put it mildly. Every form of business has come to a standstill, the auto industry being no exception.

A brief look at the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines

With the pandemic having the world on a chokehold, the race to develop a vaccine form this virus is in full swing, According to WHO, 54 different vaccines under development, with a handful of being certified for human use. In this record-breaking rush new and radical methods are being employed, of which the Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines proving to be the most promising.

Honda debuts Bangladesh specific Dream 110, celebrates production of 2 lac units

BHL has rolled out their new Bangladesh Domestic Market Motorcycle, the Dream 110.

2020 Mahindra XUV 300 W6

Remember how the Tivoli was the first "normal" car made by SsangYong? When the XUV 300 is somewhat similar, being the first Mahindra in Bangladesh that does not look like a dressed-up work truck.

Four “flying cars” that actually fly

People’s fascination with flying cars is as old as aircraft themselves. From the first days of flight, people have dreamed of owning their personal flying vehicle. With that in mind, here are a few that managed to fulfill that dream, and can be yours if you have the money for it.

Flying cars are real now

The International Civil Aviation Day is coming soon, so we have filled this week’s issue accordingly. Want your own flying car? Well, we got a list of options for you on page four. Granted,

Battle of the 2021 Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic: what do local enthusiasts think?

Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. Two of the most popular affordable cars in the world and the darlings of our JDM focused car community. Both of them recently got their generation upgrade, triggering the inevitable discussion of what the local petrolheads think about them? Well, we did some snooping about on their interwebs and this is what we found.

Scoot over for old-school cool: Vespa owners meet 2020

Way too cool Vespas at a meet held on 6th October, Friday on Chef's Table Courtside

BMW’s new electric SUV is ugly on the outside but beautiful on the inside

Pronounced I-EX, the new SUV is based on the company’s new architecture developed especially for battery-electric vehicles. While still in its “series production development phase”, they hope to put the car into serial production by the second half of 2021.

So cool,yet so far: CC-compliant bikes we should but don't have in Bangladesh

The motorcyclists in Bangladesh are pretty starved for choice thanks to our 165cc limit. What makes this already bad situation worse is that there are plenty of cool bikes that do fall under the said limit but for one reason or another, not offered by their respective dealers. Here are a few bikes an avid motorhead should consider getting through the grey market, as long as they are willing to pay the premium and do not hope for a robust warranty.

Questionable cars from reputable brands

"Failure is the pillar of success" is a mantra as old as the auto industry. Henry Ford perched it, Soichiro Honda lived it, and most of us try to accept it. Each car companies have their fair share of failures, but few failures turn out to be as spectacular as the ones made by performance brand. In their never-ending trek to push the boundaries, when they fail, they fail big. Today we look at some such failures and discuss why they ended up like that

For coffee lovers on a budget: Miyako CM-1286

As much we coffeeholics love the aroma of a freshly made shot of espresso, we all have to admit — it is an expensive taste. A single shot from any decent coffee shop will set you back from anywhere from BDT80 to BDT180, totaling to a whopping BDT2400 to BDT5400 a month if you drink it every single day.

The Hummer is back, and this time, it’s electric.

The American favorite is back with an EV twist.

Audi holds “Blind Tasting” experience of their new Q7

Progress Motors Imports Limited, the authorized representative of Audi in Bangladesh, held a unique event with their upcoming Q7 SUV on Sunday, 20 September at their showroom in Tejgaon, Dhaka,

2020 Beijing Motor Show concept car Roundup

Ever wanted one of those quirky and adorable Trabant, but backed away due to their awfulness? Well, then Great Wall just might have made the car for you.

2020 Mahindra TUV 300

An old school rear-wheel drive, body on frame compact SUV from India that is only offered with a five-speed manual transmission. Making it quite a unique specimen in its segment. To put it in a sentence-an engineer’s dream, a designer’s nightmare. Every design element on the TUV300 is there to serve a function and has been put together with minimal regard to the overall aesthetics.

Creative games to exert your mind

Let your creativity flourish with these games

The evolution of the Datsun/Nissan Z Cars

After what seemed like a slow and agonizing death of a once-great car brand, Nissan it finally trying to turn things around. Their new A To Z lineup are look exciting and well thought out, and more importantly, for us petrolheads, there's a new Z-car on the horizon. Now, while we wait for the new Zed to hit the showrooms, here is a summary of the evolution of one of the best sports cars ever made.

September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020

Analysing the good and the bat among the 4 greatest Batmobiles

As far as automotive royalties go, the Batmobile is right up there with K.I.T.T. and time-traveling DeLorean. The caped crusader’s personal chariot has evolved through multiple models throughout the decade, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Today we take a look at a few of those models and compare their advantage and limitations.

September 4, 2020
September 4, 2020

Number one, engage

Star Trek, the show about finding strange new alien worlds and civilization with the power of magical technology and technobabble,

August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020

2020 Mitsubishi Xpander

The Mitsubishi Xpander is a seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle built to carry around large families. Designed in Japan and produced in Indonesia, the car is best known for its polarizing front end. We took it out for a spin this week and here's what we think.

August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020

Google SketchUp: A simple but fun introduction to 3D model making

It is safe to assume that most of us dreamed of making our own video games while playing them. But as soon most of us opened a 3D software, we gawked at its alien controls and immediately NOPED out of our ambition.

August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020

2020 BMW 218i Gran Coupé

For the purists, it’s sacrilege. For BMW, it’s a dive into competitive waters. For the rest, the BMW 218i Gran Coupé is a front-wheel, compact luxury sedan and contender in the same class as Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA.

August 7, 2020
August 7, 2020

Five video game escape routes for the bored petrolhead

Cant drive a real one? Here are the next best options. Thank us later!

July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020

2020 Chengdu Auto Show highlights

Made by Chery to “show the potential for personalizing cars,” this Arrizo GX is quite something to look at. The basic econobox sedan has been extensively modified, with redesigned bumpers,

July 24, 2020
July 24, 2020

Everything you need to know about the Bangladeshi multiplayer FPS Zero Hour

Game development in Bangladesh has come a long way. In half a decade, we went from Hatirjheel Dream Begins to Zero Hour, a multiplayer online game devolved by two indigenous game studios. We sat down with Nayeem Bin Haasan, director of Attrito, to get an idea of what to expect from their upcoming game.

July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020

Seven 4x4s that will make you rethink that sportscar poster

When Ford re-introduced the Ranger in the US, they claimed there are no plans to make a Raptor variant. What they didn’t say is that they already made one,

July 3, 2020
July 3, 2020

Five environmentally friendly cars for the woke petrolhead

Unlike all the other car on the list, the humble Alto does not get its gas mileage though clever use of hybrid battery technology. Instead, it does