Monthly Archives: March 2014

GM’s Unsightly Quarter Ahead

Mary Barra’s first 3 months as General Motors Basic Motors’ chief executive are shaping up to be fairly awful from a monetary standpoint.

Jay Leno goes previous college with 1966 Lotus Elan 26R

Screencap from 'Jay Leno's Garage' featuring a Lotus 26R

On the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage the guest’s are each from within the garage: the guy they call Professor Jim Hall, Leno’s master fabricator, and the 1966 Lotus 26R that he spent 18 months building. The Elan 26R was the racing model of the Elan that Lotus founder Colin Chapman started constructing right after watching privateer teams prep their roadgoing Elans for competitors duty all over Europe. Constructed by the factory from 1964-1966, drivers like Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart won silverware in the roadster known as “the giant killer.”

2015 Ford Super Duty Auto Assessment

V8, Flexible Fuel, six.2 Liter

V8, Turbo Diesel, six.7 Liter

BMW releases total pricing data on M3 and M4


BMW M3When BMW unveiled the M3 and M4 at the Detroit Auto Present back in January, we advised you that the new sportsters were starting up at $ 62,000 and $ 64,200, respectively. That leaked data, even though, only informed a little portion of the story for the new M cars. Now, we have the full pricing sheet on the new coupe and sedan, direct from BMW.

Hike in 3rd-get together&#39s insurance premium not explanation sufficient to adjust program

Your car insurance premium for third-celebration liability coverage is set to rise twenty% from April one. The Insurance coverage Regulatory and Development Authority ( Irda) issued a circular final week spelling out the quantum of hike applicable to private cars, two-wheelers and industrial cars for the fiscal yr 2014-15. The premium for your third-party liability cover, which is mandated by law for all vehicles, will go up when you renew your policy this fiscal year. The thirdparty insurance coverage premium tariff is fixed by the insurance coverage regulator every single yr. The hike for private cars was in the region of 20% last 12 months as nicely.

Insurers and sector watchers come to feel the effect of enhance in premium will be nominal for vehicle owners. “For private autos, the share of third-get together component in the total premium is quite tiny at 15%. So, the all round boost in premium will be just 1-2%,” says Sanjay Datta, chief of underwriting and claims, ICICI Lombard General Insurance. If you very own a auto with engine capacity of significantly less than 1000cc, your third-celebration premium will sum to Rs 1,129, up by Rs 188 in contrast to last year. Similarly, for autos with an engine capability among 1000cc and 1500cc, the premium increase will be Rs 222. For cars with engine capacity exceeding 1500cc, the third-party premium will go up by Rs685 to Rs4,109 this year. “The highest boost for private car owners will be shut to Rs700. An improve of a handful of hundred rupees, in absolute terms, must not worry policyholders,” says Deepak Yohannan, CEO of insurance aggregator portal