Renault Kwid

The launch of Duster in 2012 not only made Renault a house-hold name in India but it also sparked the need for…
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Maruti Vitara Brezza

Finally, Maruti has introduced a compact SUV - Vitara Brezza. Perhaps, its significance to the biggest Indian car manufacturer can be better…
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Datsun Redi-GO

Looks do matter; this cliche does ring true at least in case of the edgy styling, the tall-boy stance and the bold…
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Renault Duster AWD

Team WHEELS recently drove the Renault Duster AWD - an ‘all-wheel drive’ version of the regular Duster that can send power to…
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Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT

In a bid to get rid of the hassle and stress of urban commute, automatic transmissions are fast becoming the need of…
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Nissan Kicks

Japanese carmaker Nissan has an enviable pedigree for producing world-class SUVs. Iconic nameplates like the Patrol, Pathfinder, X-Trail, Terra and the Jonga…
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Ford Freestyle

Ford India has announced the market launch of the much-awaited all-new Ford Freestyle with prices starting from Rs 5.09 lakh for the…
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All-New BMW X3

German luxury carmaker BMW has launched the all-new BMW X3 in India with prices starting from Rs 49.99 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the…
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Ford Launches The Aspire Facelift

Ford India has introduced its compact sedan – the New Ford Aspire at a competitive introductory price starting from Rs 5,55,000. The…
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5th Generation Honda CR-V Launched In India

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), has launched its fifth generation all-new Honda CR-V with ex-showroom prices starting from Rs 28.15 lakh. This…
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Tata Motors launches The Tigor facelift

Tata Motors has launched the Tigor facelift with prices starting at Rs 5.20 lakh for the base petrol variant going up to…
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The all new Hyundai Santro launched in India

The much-awaited all-new Santro has been launched with prices starting from Rs 3.89 lakh for the base D-Lite trim and going up…
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Mahindra Alturas G4

Indian auto manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra concluded an eventful second half 2018 with the launch of the all-new Mahindra Alturas G4 with…
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Datsun India launches The New GO and GO+

The last quarter of 2018 witnessed Datsun India introduce the updated versions of the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ at an introductory…
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A Bentley is a Bentley!

Entrepreneur and vintage car connoisseur Gulam Momen shares the tale of his 1938 Bentley 3½ Litre Tourer. How did you develop a…

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Grand Tourers, Racers & Luxury Sedans

Pradeep Gooptu

Time was when you could order a car with every design detail built in according to personal choice. The choices…

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The Avenue of Palaces

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Stores crowded out by plastic sheets and bamboo stalls. The cries of hawkers competing with the incessant honking of taxis…

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Drinking Driving Norms

Drunken driving is the primary reason for fatal road accidents in India. Let’s see what the law has to say. Drinking Age

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Vanishing Road

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Advance planning establishes a city’s reputation for ease of living and a great lifestyle. A city's planners have to look…

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Vanishing Parking

Pradeep Gooptu

Our parking spaces are gone! This problem is making self-drive motoring in the city a nightmare. A look at New…

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Till Death Do Us Apart

Entrepreneur and vintage car connoisseur Prahlad Agarwalla shares the tale of his 1928 Lancia Dilambda How did you acquire this 1928 Lancia…

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A Small Wonder

Entrepreneur and connoisseur, Rishi Kumar has always been fascinated by small cars. He owns an impressive collection of 45 small pedal cars…

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Tagore’s Humber: Ravaged By Time

A black 1933 Humber stands forgotten in a glass case at the Uttarayan Complex in Santiniketan, its days of wandering firmly over.…

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The Car Uttam Kumar Drove…

In a candid chat with Team WHEELS, classic car connoisseur Udayaditya Dutta speaks about his prized possession –the 1959 Rambler Super Six…

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Farewell to Chevrolet & GM

Pradeep Gooptu

Indian roads were once ruled by family cars built by General Motors (GM) and Ford. These cars offered comfort, reliability,…

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Stars on Wheels

Pradeep Gooptu

There are film personalities and there are stars. People adore them, stare at them even when they are passing by…

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Tale of American Cars

Pradeep Gooptu

American cars, manufactured primarily by three global giants Ford, General Motors and Chrysler as well as those of some smaller…

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Freedom blues

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The entire nature of motoring changed in the city between 1941 and 1942 because the armed forces (first the British…

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Rolls-Royce & Calcutta

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A silently purring engine, unbelievable build quality promising decades of trouble free motoring and magnificent bodywork - by all standards…

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Maharani at the Wheel

Pradeep Gooptu

Motoring in the first half of the 1900s was popularised in equal measure by the British and the rich-and-famous of…

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Travelling in luxury

Pradeep Gooptu

The 20th century witnessed the amalgamation of engineering and art in all forms of transportation. Trains had leather seats and…

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Uniqueness & Luxury

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Robert 'Scotty' Mathewson, a wealthy British engineer of Calcutta loved swans and resided in a house called Swan Park. When…

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Car Tales From Darjeeling Hills

Pradeep Gooptu

Around 200 years ago, the English East India Company concluded its war with Nepal (1814-16) and acquired Darjeeling. Initial visitors…

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From Studebaker to Amby

Pradeep Gooptu

The manufacturing industry was the pride of Bengal and its foundation had been laid long before the country gained Independence.…

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Custom-built Cars

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Once upon a time elegant bodywork made cars a thing of beauty. You can catch a glimpse of this vanished…

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Legacy Grand Trunk Road

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Rudyard Kipling described the Grand Trunk Road as "such a river of life as nowhere else exists in the world”.…

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Car & Bridge

Pradeep Gooptu

From the very beginning, car owners were up against many challenges, including crossing rivers or waterbodies. While carts and horses…

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Local Ads for Global Brands

Pradeep Gooptu

Can you imagine a newspaper in New York carrying an advertisement dominated by an Indian image? Or one that refers…

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Cute cars Mighty Deeds

Pradeep Gooptu

The rich and powerful rode huge motor cars and roared around in style. But for every supercar on the road,…

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Calcutta’s Once Thriving Car Market

Pradeep Gooptu

A city is known by the cars on its roads – if we care to tweak the popular saying to…

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Tales from tea gardens

Pradeep Gooptu

Tea and coffee estates conjure up images of beautifully tended, lush green landscapes with picture-perfect cottages tucked away in an…

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The R-R Love affair

Pradeep Gooptu

When Charles Stewart Rolls, met Frederick Henry Royce at new Midland Hotel in Manchester in May 1904, they formed a…

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Cars & Their owners

Pradeep Gooptu

Which car do you think a doctor or a lawyer would prefer, and for that matter which set of wheels…

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Luxury Cabs of Calcutta

Pradeep Gooptu

Ritwick Ghatak’s Ajantrik revolved around the lonely life of a man who loved his set of wheels more than anything…

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Car-Battalion of Calcutta Police

Pradeep Gooptu

The last article ‘Chariots of War’ had mentioned about the Calcutta Presidency Battalion Auxiliary Force and since then many of…

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Kolkata’s Chariots of War

Pradeep Gooptu

It was around 1910, that cars came to be used by security forces around the world. The USA took the…

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Great Indian wedding car

Pradeep Gooptu In India, wedding is not only a grand celebration lasting over several days, for ages it has been also associated…

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A Bugatti in Calcutta

Pradeep Gooptu

A Bugatti in Calcutta! When a friend from the USA conveyed this information, it was like a bolt from the…

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Forgotten Legends

Pradeep Gooptu

A man is known by the car he uses, goes a famous slogan. The legends of the cars used in…

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The Tagores

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The Tagore family, leaders of Bengal’s intelligentsia and high society, was one of the pioneers of new age technology, which…

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A Royal Car: Studebaker President 8 State Limousine (Fa)

The 1928 belonging to the royal Family of cossimbazar, is not just a vintage car but only one of its kind in…

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Fuel saving tips2

Fuel prices are soaring everyday. Imagine, a litre of petrol can buy two litres of milk. Driving, without keeping a check on…

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How to free your car stuck in sand

Driving in sand is quite risky. Your car tyres might get stuck in sand at any moment. If you encounter any sandy…

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How to drive through a Water logged stretch

Before entering the water logged stretch

  • Never try to drive through a flooded area unless you can gauge the depth of…
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Car Etiquette

There are several rules of etiquette which every car user should be aware of, however, whether they would follow them or not,…

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Fuel saving tips

Driving without keeping tabs on your fuel consumption is like letting your hard earned money get siphoned off without a murmur. In…

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Driving basics for Highway

Driving on highway is enjoyable but can be dangerous if you do not know the rules or fail to take precautions. Since…

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USED CAR: Accelerate your dreams

The Indian consumer, of late, has woken up to the positive value equation of pre-owned cars, commonly termed as ‘Used Car’. Pre-owned…

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Party Time – Lost Rhyme

Pradeep Gooptu

Where would you go if you wanted a late night partying across town in your car? Well, here are some…

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A Road that Changed a City

Pradeep Gooptu

The project Before 1914, the vast area enclosed within the tram lines between Chitpore Road and Dharmatala Street in Esplanade…

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Motoring and the Garages

Pradeep Gooptu

The sales success of any car depends mostly on the garage network. As the first cars arrived in Calcutta in…

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India’s First Motor Garage

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The saga of motor cars in India started more than a century ago. As a tribute to this age-old legacy,…

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Motoring in the 1900s: A car-lover’s tale

Pradeep Gooptu

This is about a man who resigned from a secure and plush job and invested all his life savings (no…

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Kolkata’s Tyrst with Motor Racing

Pradeep Gooptu

The first automobile association in India which started in Calcutta in 1904, had multiple objectives including popularising the use of…

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Growing Popularity of Cars

Pradeep Gooptu

By the turn of 20th Century a few cars had been imported to India but it was the tour of…

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Car Humour in Print

Pradeep Gooptu

Ever since the first association of automobiles in the country was set up in Calcutta in 1904 to popularize motor…

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Cars & Hunting

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One of the most memorable movies of all time was ‘Hatari’, a film on how animals were caught or handled…

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City's First Bus Service

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The winter of 1905-06 saw a revolution on Indian roads; Calcutta witnessed the introduction of the first bus service in…

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The first Car Club

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In November 1904, the Maidan was witness to a unique sight - an assembly of ten cars and four motorcycles…

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THE FIRST CAR

Pradeep Gooptu

When did the first car arrive in India or for that matter come to Calcutta? There are varying accounts but…

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Driving across continents

Pradeep Gooptu

In the early 19th century, bitten by the adventure bug, quite a few British men and women tried achieving the…

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Bentley Continental GT Convertible Classy British Craftmanship

Name: Bentley Continental GT V8 Variant: Convertible Engine Type: Petrol No. of Cylinders: 8 Max Power: 500 BHP Max Torque: 660NM Nearest…

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“The Auburn was ours just for a pot of Raabri”

The gates of this mansion open to a majestic marquee. Antique is too less a word to describe Bose Nilay, its artefacts…

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'Lady Bird is my most prized possession'

That is how city-based vintage car collector and restorer, Sanjay Ghosh, describes his 1932 Ford V-8 De-Luxe Phaeton that till date has…

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This car has never bluffed me on the road

Mr. G. C. Dey has more sides to him than what meets the eye. A retired police officer, devoted follower of Lord…

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Lamborghini Gallardo India Serie Speciale LP550-2 A Limited Edition Raging Bull

Name: Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Variant: India Serie Speciale Price: `3.50 crore Engine Type: Petrol No. of Cylinders: 10 Max. Power: 550 BHP…

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'As a young boy, the Stoewer was my favourite hiding place'

Ever since his childhood, vintage-car collector and restorer, Pratap Chowdhury had dreamt of restoring his grandfather's custom-built Stoewer. The dream came true…

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Giving Shape to Dreams

City based vintage and classic car restorer Sanjay Ghosh shares the experience of his most challenging restoration job – Hemant Kumar Ruia's…

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The Grand Old Four-Wheeler

Vintage and classic car connoisseur Shrivardhan Kanoria shares the tale of his most prized possession – 1906 Renault Freres in a free…

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“My mother christened her Q’marri”

Cars have always held him under their spell. Growing up while witnessing his father, the late Suresh Kumar, build customised cars and…

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“I hold this car close to my heart and never want to part with it”

An avid rallyist during his younger days, Subrata Sen learnt to drive at the tender at of 11. The 1934 Mercedes Benz…

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