Shift / Toyota Axio or Honda Grace: Which one should you go for?

If you have a budget of Tk. 20-22 lakh and planning to buy a mid-sized daily driver sedan to get around the city, you either have to seek the second-hand market for old Premallions, which is always a gamble to buy or you could play a bit safer and get your hands on reconditioned vehicles such as the Toyota Axio or Honda Grace. These old reliables are among the most popular cars even today, getting more and more common around Dhaka city and cementing themselves as the top choice among the budget-oriented reconditioned markets. However, with the same price range and so many similar features, which do you go for? Toyota Axio or Honda Grace? Here are some key differences to consider.

Honda to introduce over 10 fully electric motorcycles by 2025

Honda, one of the largest manufacturers of motorcycles, will launch at least 10 new electric models worldwide within the next three years. The move to go electric is a part of Honda's bigger plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.

Shift / Our picks for hatchback cars under Tk 20 lakh

While there are plenty of good hatchbacks to choose from, here are our recommendations for hatchbacks under the Tk. 20 lakh price tag.

Cover Story / 15th Dhaka Motor Show 2022

Every year, Dhaka Motor Show is held by CEMS Global for three days and gathers the country's automotive enthusiasts, bike enthusiasts, consumers and commercial and industry professionals. This year’s show at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) was the biggest one compared to its predecessors as they booked the whole ICCB, as it was finally held after two years after coming out of an ongoing pandemic. 

New bike this week / Honda brings retro goodness with Honda CB350

The newest addition to the “cool bike we can’t have” list, the Honda CB350 H’ness (Highness) is a retro cruiser made to mimic the original CB350 of the 1970 vintage.

Feature / Automobile visionaries

5 visionaries that pressed a rest button on the automobile world

Button needs a competitive car to stay in F1

Britain's Jenson Button, the most experienced driver on the Formula One starting grid, says he needs a competitive car if he is to stay in the sport for an 18th season.

TEST DRIVE / 2016 Honda CRV

Besides the terminology, there is nothing really thrilling about crossovers, especially when it's a mid-sized SUV. But Honda's CRV has been the segment boss since its inception more than two decades ago. This week the SHIFT team hunts down what makes the latest fourth gen CRV invincible amongst its league.

Test Drive / 2016 Honda JAZZ

The 2016 Honda Jazz is a futuristic egg full of all good things eggs can provide: sharp handling, well specced, spacious for four biriyani loving adults. Will it win hearts in Bangladesh with its cutesy looks and Honda reliability?

September 2, 2015
September 2, 2015

Striking a chord: 2015 Honda Accord

The Accord is Honda’s flagship model in many markets. Quiet, comfortable and loaded with gizmos, the Accord has always held a soft spot in the hearts of the families it has served. How does the new one compare to the three box Accords of the 90’s?

August 2, 2015
August 2, 2015

Apple and Google tech rolling out to mainstream motors

A year after both Apple's Car Play and Google's Android Auto in-car smartphone connectivity systems were announced, the technologies are finally arriving in mass-market cars.

July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015

Honda 3-month profit jumps nearly 20pc

Honda says its net profit in April-June jumped nearly 20 percent as strong sales in North America and a weak yen helped offset the impact of an exploding air-bag crisis.

July 26, 2015
July 26, 2015

Honda rediscovers its sense of adventure with the new Africa Twin

The waiting is over and it's time to hit the kill switch on the rumor mill. After a 12-year absence, the Honda is returning to the roads as well as heading off the beaten track with a new adventure bike.

May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

Hyundai offers Google Android in cars

South Korea's Hyundai has become the first carmaker to offer Google's Android Auto system in its Sonata model.