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.

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. 

Toyota, Nissan take different approaches to autonomy

Toyota is a manufacturer that likes to go its own way, and it's not afraid to make controversial decisions.

project cars / A tale of three 90’s

The EE90 Corolla was the definite grocery getter for people of the 90's. And for the kids growing up wiht them, it became their personal porjects. Here's 3 different 90s built with three different powerplants.

Auto News / Toyota SF-R Racing

So Toyota did what was anticipated. Tease us more with its cuteness overloaded SF-R concept. With the Tokyo auto Salon coming up, Toyota has previewed a hot version of it: the SF-R Racing.

Test Drive / 2010 Toyota iQ: Chic urban mobility

The iQ - funky micro-car with clever packaging and interior treatment. Is it good for Dhaka's overcrowded streets?

Toyota’s miniature Miata’s new retro design

Toyota introduces a miniature version of the Miata after the huge success of the FR-S.

Toyota unveils self-driving car

Toyota on Tuesday unveiled a car that can drive itself along a highway, the latest foray by a major manufacturer into the world of automated vehicles.

July 15, 2015
July 15, 2015

Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrid cars globally

Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrid vehicles globally, mostly the Prius model favoured by the eco-conscious including Hollywood celebrities, over a defect that can bring the car to an unexpected stop.

July 8, 2015
July 8, 2015

The 2ZZGE is 2015's performance engine for small budgets

If you are looking at post-2000 Toyota engine that is reliable, economical with some performance aspirations, chances are you are going to be looking at the 2ZZ-GE engine.

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

Autoart Trueno AE86

Most petrolheads want a real AE86. There are only two life-size AE86 Truenos in Bangladesh and we can't import any old cars. So if you want one, this incredibly detailed scale size is your best bet.

April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015

The Poor Man’s Ferrari: Toyota SW20 MR2

A gorgeous, pristine and hyper-clean Toyota MR2 SW20. We find out if the mid-engined Toyota legend is as good as claimed, and catch up with Tareq Ahmed, proud owner of the SW20 and president of Club GT automotive club.

April 2, 2015
April 2, 2015

Evolution not revolution for the Lexus RX

The RX is the flagship brand's flagship model and, if Lexus's own take on recent automotive history is to be trusted, one of the cars that pioneered the concept of the luxury SUV crossover.

March 18, 2015
March 18, 2015

Family heirloom: 1967 Toyota Corona RT40

A 60's automotive icon gets a fresh lease on life at the hands of a proud owner - 1967 Toyota Corona RT40.