Shams Raza Naqvi
Shams began his career with the online world at NDTV convergence before shifting to television media. He worked in various English and Hindi news channels for 13 years and recently moved to Carandbike.com. He has been covering the Indian Automobile Industry for more than a decade and reports about all the happenings in the sector through various visual and text mediums.
Shams Raza Naqvi’s Articles
The facelift of the Toyota Fortuner has arrived on our shores and it comes with fair few changes. Along with it, comes a sportier looking 'Legender' variant. So have these changes enhanced the appeal of this big brute of an SUV? Lets try and find out.
Mahindra & Mahindra has recently launched a Petrol AMT version of its subcompact SUV in the market, the XUV300. We drive the updated model.
In this second and concluding part of the Hyundai great drive, the i20 heads towards one of India's marvels of civil engineering, the recently opened Atal Tunnel. Beyond that we also witness the remote Lahaul valley in Himachal Pradesh for the first time in winters.
BMW is set to launch the long wheelbase version of its entry-level sedan in the India, the 3 series. We drive its Diesel trim and more importantly give you a feel of the increased space on the second row.
My quest to find out some prime examples that justify progress for humanity took me towards the beautiful hills of Himachal Pradesh. Read on to know how the i20 performed and whats in store for you if you're planning a driving holiday to the hills in winters.
Japanese carmaker Toyota has the launched the Urban Cruiser subcompact SUV in the market starting at Rs. 8.40 lakh (ex-showroom). We drive its Automatic variant.
The guidelines will also enable the government to achieve its goal of ensuring maximisation of using public transport, reduced fuel consumption consequently reducing the import bill and reduced vehicular pollution.
The draft rules define Vintage Motor Vehicles as those which are two-wheelers and four-wheelers (non-commercial/personal use) and are more than 50 years old from the date of their first registration.
Black Badge variants of the Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan each in a different hue have taken inspiration from the natural world.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that Government is trying to create an ecosystem to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in the country.
The company has also commenced bookings for the motorcycles and deliveries will begin from January 2021 onwards.
Meet the new BMW flagship in India, the 8 series We first drove it in Portugal and now we drive it on Indian roads.
New service centres are now operational in Narnaul (Haryana), Nagaur (Rajasthan), Jorhat (Assam), Kharagpur and Asansol (West Bengal), Morbi, Patan and Palanpur (Gujarat) and will reach 80 more locations of network reach by end of the year
The amendment notified by the Road, Transport and Highways ministry will help the physically challenged citizens properly avail various benefits and financial incentives available while purchasing a new vehicle.
The number of outlets where high security registration plates and colour coded stickers can be installed will also be increased from current 150 to 650.
However, when it comes to road accident deaths per lakh of population, India is in the fourth place behind Iran, Russia and China.
The Nissan Magnite comes into a crowded segment which has some really strong contenders. As first impressions go the car comes across as a feature rich, practical package.
The vehicle belongs to the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle an organisation that aims to eradicate social and other evils
Swaraj Tractors, a subsidiary of Mahindra is advocating the use of super seeders with their tractors that helps return the stubble back to the soil and solves the issue of stubble burning.
International driving permit holders might soon be able to renew their expired permits while being in foreign countries.
Audi has launched its smallest and most affordable SUV in India, the Q2. There are 5 trims on offer across design 2 lines and prices range from Rs. 34.99 lakh to Rs. 48.89 lakh (ex-showroom).
The world's longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet, has been completed in 10 years & connects Kullu and Lahaul valleys in Himachal Pradesh.
The Grand i10 Nios has become the 4th car in the Hyundai portfolio in India to get the 1.0 litre Turbo GDi heart. We sample it.
The Urban Cruiser is Toyota's first sub four-metre vehicle and will take on established rivals such as the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport among others.
In a notification to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Maruti Suzuki has informed that Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, now holds an increased 56.37 % stake in India's largest car maker.
India's original compact SUV has been given the turbo treatment with the introduction of the powerful 1.3 litre Turbo Petrol engine. We test it out to see if the Duster will appeal more to the purists now.
Quoting a tweet by Siddharth Vinayak Patankar, Editor-in-Chief, carandbike, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra group has referred to the Thar as the king of the road.
Volvo Auto India is offering its most affordable car in India at a discount of Rs. 3 lakh.
Honda Car India has launched the BS6 WR-V in the market and apart from the engine, a lot has changed in the car. We drive its diesel model.