Attractive discounts announced on these Toyota cars in October 2020

Attractive discounts announced on these Toyota cars in October 2020

14 Oct 2020: Attractive discounts announced on these Toyota cars in October 2020

In a bid to boost sales, Toyota is offering discounts and offers of up to Rs. 60,000 on some of its popular offerings including the Yaris, Glanza and Innova Crysta.

These offers are valid until the end of this month and can be availed in the form of cash discounts, corporate discounts and exchange bonus.

Here are more details.

Details: Take a look at the offers

Toyota Glanza is available with Rs. 15,000 cash discount, Rs. 5,000 corporate discount and Rs. 10,000 exchange bonus.

The Yaris sedan can be bought with benefits of Rs. 60,000, including exchange bonus, cash discount, and corporate discount.

Meanwhile, the Innova Crysta is up for grabs with a cash discount of Rs. 15,000, exchange bonus of Rs. 30,000 and a corporate

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These are the 18 best new cars for teens, report says

Following up on their list of affordable used cars released over the summer, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Consumer Reports have teamed up to recommend the best new vehicles for teens to drive.

iStock/Elena Perova

The auto safety and testing organizations compiled a group of 18 cars and SUVs with the highest crash test ratings, automatic emergency braking, solid handling and braking performance, easy to use controls and high levels of reliability.

Vehicles lighter than 2,750 pounds, large SUVs and models with high average insurance costs were left off the list, which ranges in price from $22,000 to $37,000.

“It can be tempting to buy a tiny, bare-bones model for a teenager, but we know that teenagers are among the riskiest drivers, so it’s important not to skimp on safety,” IIHS President David Harkey said in a press release on the report.

“Spending a bit more for state-of-the-art crash

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As Electric Cars Reach Europe’s Mainstream, Expect Some Inconvenient Facts

Sales of electric cars are booming in Europe and as they become ubiquitous, some home truths will be unavoidable.

According to Brussels-based green lobby group Transport & Environment (T&E), sales of mainly battery electric vehicles (BEV), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will account for 10% of sales in Europe this year, and 15% next year. That compares with just 3% in 2019.

The surge in mainly BEVs compares with the disastrous but probably temporary dive in internal combustion engine (ICE) powered vehicles. But the rapid acceleration in sales means electric cars are moving away from early adopter buyers who are rich, to more mainstream and value seeking sections of the market.  

These “cheaper” BEVs still cost more than twice as much as their ICE equivalents

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Electric cars to triple market share in Europe amid COVID-19, researchers say

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Electric vehicles made up 8% of car sales in Europe in the first half of 2020, putting them on track to triple their market share this year, according to analysis by the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E).

FILE PHOTO: A battery charger sign for electric cars is painted on the ground of a parking ground near the soccer stadium in Wolfsburg, Germany, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

While the novel coronavirus pandemic has seen overall car sales plummet, sales of electric cars – which T&E defined as both battery and plug-in hybrid models – have increased.

This saw electric cars more than triple their market share in the European Economic Area (EEA), compared with the first half of last year, T&E said.

Outright sales of such vehicles are expected to roughly double this year, to one million units, it said.

T&E attributed the sales increase to tougher

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Five Things: concept cars we forgot

Carmakers build concept cars to show off future design ideas, upcoming tech or tease a brand new model. Sometimes they get all the way into production but sometimes not.

1994 Porsche C88

This isn’t an early Prius concept. This came from Porsche.


This isn’t an early Prius concept. This came from Porsche.

Back in the early 1990s, China extended an invitation to carmakers to produce an exclusive, cheap car for its automotive market. Porsche responded with this, the C88. C stands for China and the number 8 is considered lucky over there.

The rather bland concept you see here took just four months to build and would have used a 1.6-litre diesel engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission for motivation. Porsche’s logo is also missing from the car, which shows how proud the German maker was of its econobox. Ultimately, the Chinese government cancelled its project and the C88 was doomed.

2001 Ford Forty-Nine

Imagine if this gorgeous thing went into production...


Imagine if this

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Tesla Model 3 Price Too High? Dirt-Cheap Used Electric Cars Can Be Good Deals

The used EV has arrived.

It was only nine years ago that the first won’t-break-the-bank electric cars arrived.

Those non-Tesla EVs — like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt — weren’t priced at $80,000 like the Model S and the first- and second- generations of those cars have been hitting the used car market over the last several years.

And with a Long Range 2020 Tesla Model 3 starting at about $47,000, “dirt cheap” for an EV is anything under $20,000.

A couple of the better sites for used EVs are MYEV and CarGurus.

Most of the used EVs cited below are first- and second-generation electrics that were sold roughly between 2011 and 2017.

Note: all prices are based on a used vehicle

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The Tech That Might Help Cyclists and Cars Coexist Safely

On the desolate streets of Manhattan during the bleak early days of the pandemic, Rosemary Sigelbaum found that riding a bicycle to work at Lenox Hill Hospital offered a desperately needed respite from the stress of 12-hour days witnessing the worst of the coronavirus’s frightening effects.

“It was quiet, and on my way home it gave me time to decompress,” Ms. Sigelbaum said of her commute between the Upper East Side and her home on the Lower East Side.

Those empty avenues of late March have given way to the city’s usual cacophony of traffic, just as more people are discovering the advantages of cycling to work: no crowded subways, buses or shared taxis. Bicycle companies have posted out-of-stock notices for the first time in years. Sales in May skyrocketed 103 percent compared with a year earlier, according to the NPD Group, a research firm.

But as all those new

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What’s The Best Way To Downsize Payments On Multiple Cars?

As Jalopnik’s resident car-buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing downsizing payments on multiple cars and buying new cars instead of used while there’s an inflated market for pre-owned vehicles.

a truck driving down a dirt road

© Photo: Jeep

First up, if you have several cars and too much loan debt, what is the best way to manage it?

“I have a 2020 Gladiator that I lease. I have 24 payments left at $650 a month (rolled in equity from trading another lease in too soon). I also have a 2015 Miata – 3 years left at 4.75% – $452 a month – $13500 owed. We just bought a new house and our mortgage payment is significantly higher than it was. I can afford everything, but will have very little left over in reserve.

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The Guy Who Makes Lowriders And Bosozoku Cars In Japan

America and Japan have given the world probably the most famous low car styles there are: lowriders in the States, bosozoku and shakotan in Japan. Low as they may be, these cars don’t have all that much in common. Just ask Shin Sato, who made his name in Japan building them all.

The umbrella term bosozoku seems to be the go-to term for any car that’s a bit rebel, with exhausts that stick out like a stubborn nail that refuses to be hammered down. But it has its own specific (and disappearing) history, something that could’ve been born only in a strict society like Japan’s. The societal expectations and restrictions here were the perfect conditions for a counterculture scene like the bosozoku to appear.

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Taking the spirit of the modifications from their bikes, the birth of the bosozoku genre of cars was born. Commonly known as shakotan, or

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