India unveils BS-6 Stage-II 'electrified flex-fuel vehicle' prototype

India has recently unveiled a prototype of the BS-6 (Stage-II) electrified flex-fuel vehicle, which is said to run on 100% ethanol. The vehicle, a made-in-India Toyota Innova Hycross, is developed by Toyota Kirloskar Motor, and contains both a fuel flexible engine and an electric powertrain.

Tesla faces trial over deaths caused by autopilot malfunction: reports

Tesla Inc., the multinational electric vehicle company, is set to appear in court to defend against claims that the malfunction of their autopilot driver feature resulted in accidents that led to death.

Avik Anwar triumphs in Malaysia Championship Series

Avik Anwar, the Bangladeshi racing sensation, clinched first place in Race-2 of Round-3 in the Malaysia Championship Series at the Sepang International Circuit on Sunday. This victory marks a significant milestone in Anwar's career, elevating him to third place overall in the championship standings.



Shift / The twin cam dreams

Toyota Corolla is a popular name known for guaranteed comfort, fuel economy and an overall hassle-free experience for years of ownership.

Shift / Glanza V: the hot hatch from the late 90s

This particular Glanza V, owned by local car enthusiast Momtahin Hassan Ingit, was restored from the ground up. The sporty design with the side skirts, trunk spoiler and hood scoop makes it as evergreen as it can get.

Shift / Meet the locally modded Toyota Altezza

This Altezza, owned by local car enthusiast Ishan Gausul, is a 1999 model that began its life as an RS200, and in 2017, it was the only dual-tone Altezza in Bangladesh.

Shift / Jeeps in the wilderness

Most people in Bangladesh refer to “Jeep” as SUVs or even Crossovers, what they don’t know is that Jeep is an American automobile manufacturer that introduced SUVs to the world.

Cover Story / Meet the resto-modded Toyota Corolla AE9X

On and on, this resto-modded Toyota Corolla AE9X is a beautiful car. Even though it just misses out on a few rare features, it is still the most loaded AE9X in Bangladesh.

Cover Story / 2023 Honda BR-V: Simple gets the job done

Last week, we had the pleasure to test drive the latest Honda 2023 BR-V. Here are our thoughts.

Shift / Hako-Rolla

Minty and restored examples are hardly around or spotted in broad daylight. In this feature we look at a resto-modded Toyota Corolla KE70.

Shift / A weekend with the GR Yaris

If you’re not already familiar with Toyota’s semi latest concoction, the GR Yaris, a quick Google search will immediately fill you in about its importance in the world of cars.



Shift / Burnt shell of Ferrari sold at auction for Tk 21.8 crore

A burnt-out 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I was sold at auction for nearly $2 million (nearly BDT 21.8 crores) in the United States. The car, one of only 13 ever made, was driven by Franco Cortese, Ferrari's first racing driver, and designed by the iconic Pinin Farina.

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Shift / Lamborghini goes electric: Meet the new Lamborghini Lanzador EV

Lamborghini has unveiled the Lanzador, an electric vehicle described as an 'Ultra-GT' at Monterey Car Week.

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SHIFT / The Land Cruiser 70 returns

The iconic Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series, known for its rugged reliability and unyielding performance, is making a triumphant return with its first update in 15 years. While North American fans are still unable to purchase it for road use, the new 2024 model is back on sale in Japan.

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SHIFT / Toyota unveiled the new Land Cruiser

Toyota has revealed the latest addition to its lineup, the Land Cruiser "250" Series, set to launch in Japan during the first half of 2024.

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2023 McLaren Artura: Revolutionising performance cars

The McLaren Artura boasts a design language that is both captivating and aerodynamically optimised.

Shift / Conquering the wild: 10 classic off-road vehicles

When it comes to venturing off the beaten path and conquering the untamed wilderness, there are a select few classic off-road vehicles that have stood the test of time. These rugged machines have paved the way for modern-day adventurers, combining legendary performance, iconic design, and unmatched capability.

From mild to wild: converting an Impreza into a WRX STi

Owned by local car enthusiast Kazi Tahzid, this STi was originally owned by one of his close friends and started as a 2007 base model Impreza. In 2020, using a CKD imported from Japan, it was converted into a 2006 Impreza WRX STi

Government implements carbon tax for multiple vehicle ownership

The government has implemented a carbon tax for owning multiple vehicles to lower carbon emissions, deal with city traffic, and encourage the use of public transportation.



Shift / Roadblocks ahead for commercial vehicles: surging demand vs challenges

The commercial vehicle market in Bangladesh has witnessed significant growth over the past decade, driven by improved road infrastructure and a thriving industry. However, the industry is currently facing challenges due to rising prices, reduced sales, and the need for regulatory reforms.

Carbon tax on vehicles and the possible aftermath

While local car owners are already paying high taxes for vehicle ownership, this new carbon tax will exert a heavier toll on taxpayers who own more than one car.

BMW 735i launched in Bangladesh

The seventh-generation flagship model of the BMW 7 Series has recently been introduced in Bangladesh.

The unparalleled world of flagship vehicles

Flagship vehicles are the epitome of automotive excellence - offering a combination of speed, luxury, and striking aesthetics. These extraordinary cars represent the pinnacle of an automaker's capabilities, showcasing their expertise, craftsmanship, and unwavering commitment to delivering an unforgettable driving experience. Here are some key things to keep in mind when considering a flagship vehicle for your next purchase.

Shift / Turbocharged cars and the ever-lasting bad fuel problem

While fuel quality is an important part of running any automobile, it is especially important for a turbocharged car due to the specific requirements and demands put on the engine. Let us take a closer look at how popular turbocharged cars are in Bangladesh and how bad fuel is affecting turbocharged car owners. 

Shift / Car fluids: What you should know

Here's a quick refresher on the essential car fluids and the basic information you should know about them.

Shift / Maintaining cars during extreme summer heat

Those who commute every day will also often find that cars tend to get heated quickly when under the extreme summer heat. Here are some basic maintenance tips to keep in mind to keep your car cool even during summer.

Dhaka Motor Show 2023: A glimpse into the future of local automobile scene

One of the most celebrated automotive shows of the country returned for its 16th instalment, where, like every year, local automotive manufacturers showcased the latest cars, bikes and other aftermarket supporting parts for vehicles. Besides the new releases, there have also been a few tuner cars to look for as well. 



Meet Cruise, the self-driving ride-sharing service

Cruise, a California-based automobile company, has released a unique 'self-driving' ride-sharing service to passengers in San Francisco and some parts of Austin and Phoenix, US. These driverless, fully electric cars do not require the input of a human driver and have recently received permission to operate 24/7 across the city, barring freeways.

Lewis Hamilton breaks record in Formula One racing

Lewis Hamilton, a British-born Formula One driver representing Mercedes, has recently broken the record for obtaining the most poles in a single circuit. 

Reeves Callaway, legendary Corvette builder, passes away

Reeves Callaway, the visionary founder of Callaway Cars and a legendary figure within the Corvette community, has sadly passed away at the age of 75. Callaway Cars confirmed his untimely demise, revealing that he succumbed to injuries sustained in a tragic fall at his residence in Newport Beach, California. A pioneer known for pushing the boundaries of performance engineering, Reeves Callaway leaves behind a remarkable legacy that forever altered the landscape of high-performance automobiles.

Here's why Electric Vehicles are better for the environment

One of the most compelling reasons why electric vehicles are better for the environment is their significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

The 2024 Acura Integra Type S: The luxurious Civic Type R

The Acura Integra Type S marks the return of a beloved sports car that captured the hearts of enthusiasts during its initial run. This highly anticipated resurrection promises a fusion of classic design cues, cutting-edge technology, and exhilarating performance.

A complete list of all the cars featured in Fast X

If you love your family and your cars equally, then the latest iteration of the Fast & Furious franchise will not leave you disappointed.

“The Big Sur”

The Big Sur is the latest tribute to the 911 930 with a 450 Horsepower 4.0-litre air-cooled flat six-boxer engine paired with a 5-speed gated manual.



Shift / Audi launches Electric Vehicle charging station in Tejgaon

Located in the Audi service cente in Tejgaon, Audi Bangladesh recently introduced the first electric charging station for electric vehicles in the country. 

Audi launches its electric SUV in Bangladesh

Audi has launched its electric SUV, the e-tron, in the Bangladesh market. The vehicle was unveiled on January 21, at the Audi showroom in the capital's Tejgaon area.

Meet Baagh, a new local electric vehicle maker

Meet Baagh Eco Motors, a company that is making electric vehicles in the country to reduce import dependency. The company has already developed several battery-powered vehicles including solar cars, motorcycles, solar vans, solar eco taxis, etc. These vehicles were recently inaugurated and exhibited at Hotel Sonargaon in Dhaka.

Rolls-Royce Spectre: The fully-electric super coupé

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars recently announced their brand new Rolls-Royce Spectre, which is being hailed as the world's first ultra-luxury electric super coupé. 

Cover Story / Palki: An affordable locally assembled Electric Vehicle on its way

In today’s world, many countries are now changing lanes and embracing electric vehicles (EVs). In the past decade, we have seen a tectonic shift in the automotive industry - we have seen brands like Tesla, Rivian and NIO take off. We have also seen conventional automakers like Volvo, GM, Nissan and Ford fast-track their EV product line. Globally, electric vehicle sales figures have soared to a record high. Countries like Norway, Germany and Netherlands have adopted electric vehicles swiftly. Even in China, the electric car market own consists of 28% now, which is a massive pie compared to just five years back. 

Cover Story / Can electric bicycles be the new choice for Bangladeshi commuters?

Today, we look into electric bicycles and how they can be considered to be an alternative mode of transport for people who are looking to minimise their expenses.

India to see Audi-powered electric auto-rickshaws soon

Three-wheeler rickshaws are an essential mode of transportation in many parts of Asia. Keeping that very target audience in mind, Nunam, a German–Indian start-up called is bringing three electric rickshaws to the Indian market.

Green Delta Capital secures sustainability bond for Runner Automobiles

Green Delta Capital Limited (GDCL) has successfully closed the subscription of a sustainability bond for Runner Automobiles PLC. According to a press release, this is the first-ever sustainability bond in Bangladesh certified by Moody’s Investors Service Singapore Pte.

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Essential tips for driving through waterlogged roads in Dhaka

With knee-deep waters becoming an all-too-common scene, we present some comprehensive car maintenance and driving tips to help drivers navigate through the inundated roads of Dhaka safely.

World Motorcycle Day 2023: Embrace the spirit of adventure

Celebrated on June 21, the longest day of the year, this global event is a celebration of the joy and freedom that motorcycles bring to our lives. Whether you're a die-hard biker or a part of the industry, this day is for you.

The untold tale of the Bangladeshi motorcycle industry

Dhaka, with a metro area population of over 22,00,00, understandably comes significant transportation challenges, due to which motorcycles have become the preferred mode of transportation for many urban dwellers. These two-wheelers offer affordability, low operating costs, and a built-in cooling effect through the generous use of the throttle. As such, Bangladesh has witnessed a significant surge in motorcycle users in recent years. Let's take a closer look into the popularity, production and problems of motorcycle sales in Bangladesh - and how local manufacturers are addressing the issue.

50 years later, Hyundai has rebuilt its very first concept car

Hyundai has resurrected its very first concept car, the Pony Coupe, showcasing it in all its retro glory at the prestigious 2023 Villa d'Este Concours in Lake Como.

The all-new and improved Porsche: 718 Spyder RS

The latest addition to Porsche's 718 lineup promises to deliver an exhilarating driving experience like no other, equivalent to the 718 Cayman GT4 RS.

Toyota bZ4X - The new electric SUV on the block

With commuting in mind, one of the first completely electronic subcompact SUVs from Toyota - the brand new bZ4X - looks to shake up a few things in the world of EVs.

Engine smoke colours - what do they indicate?

Depending on the circumstances, your car can give off different colours of smokes. Here is a quick guide to figuring out what colour of smoke could possibly mean what kind of problems.

Kia Carens: The Captain's Chairs are the new first class

The Carens offers a lot for its price, defying expectations for a budget option.

30 km/h speed limit for motorcycles: how logical is it?

A new road policy was proposed recently, which limits the maximum speed of motorcycles below 126cc inside Dhaka.