Kushan Mitra

Kushan Mitra

A licence to speed

A licence to speed

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Kushan Mitra

A spate of accidents in the recent past of very powerful vehicles makes you wonder whether there should be a separate driving licence for bigger cars A recent accident in Delhi involved a Bentley Bentayga being driven by a 19-year old youth which slammed into an auto-rickshaw killing one of the...

The tallest boy

The tallest boy

Friday, 01 February 2019 | Kushan Mitra

The third-generation Maruti WagonR is a lot nicer than you expect it to be, indeed it is one of most practical Maruti cars available today The Maruti-Suzuki WagonR was never a car that you ever called sexy. Back in 1999, when the first version of the car was launched, it came...

‘BS-6 highest priority for us in 2019’

‘BS-6 highest priority for us in 2019’

Friday, 25 January 2019 | Kushan Mitra

As Mercedes-Benz India launches their new V-Class people carrier, newly appointed managing director Martin Schwenk joins The Pioneer’s Kushan Mitra for an exclusive interaction What are Mercedes-Benz’ plans for India in 2019? Well, we start today and it is a very strong start to 2019 with a new car in a new...

The SUV conundrum

The SUV conundrum

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Once upon a time car companies clearly defined line-ups of products but nowadays everything is a bit more confusing So you want to buy a luxury Sports Utility Vehicle? It might never go off-road in its life. Heck, it might never leave metaled roads all its life but you like the...

A tiny market

A tiny market

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Kushan Mitra

The sales figures have come in, and while several luxury car manufacturers have had great years, the Indian market is still minuscule All the luxury car brands in India have declared their sales figures for 2018; and sales in the luxury car segment are reflective of the sales figures in...

The end of civility

The end of civility

Monday, 07 January 2019 | Kushan Mitra

The past few months have been an indication that the 2019 general election is going to be a vicious one, fought as much on social media and messaging groups as much on the field On the face of it, the new year, according to the Western Gregorian calendar, is a very...

Safety first

Safety first

Friday, 04 January 2019 | Kushan Mitra

Let us all make a resolution to be slightly better drivers on the road this year First, Happy New Year to all of you, but let me temper my good wishes with a sobering thought. In 2019, another 150,000 Indians, possibly more are going to die on the roads of this...