Another year is over and a new one has just begun. Just like
the years gone by, 2018 also saw us getting behind the wheel of many vehicles.
Some of them were exciting and some a bit disappointing. Hence we decided to
compile a list of our favourite vehicle of 2018 that we got to drive/ride. The
results that you see are based on an internal poll that we conducted. So
without further ado, let’s dive in!
India Favourite Scooter of 2018: TVS Ntorq 125
Our favourite scooter of the year 2018 was the TVS Ntorq
125. This 125cc offering from TVS really impressed us with how great it looked
and a powerful engine that was actually fun to play with. The most impressive
aspect, however, was the fully digital instrument panel which can be connected
to a smartphone using Bluetooth.
India Favourite MPV of 2018: Mahindra Marazzo
According to us, an MPV's prime goal should be to offer
loads of space to occupants and the Marazzo achieves that easily thanks to the
amount of space in the third row. It is actually usable and more than what most
other big vehicles tend to offer. The 4-star Global NCAP crash test rating is
just icing on the cake for the Marazzo!
India Favourite Luxury Vehicle of 2018: 2018 Lexus ES 300h
A vehicle that made us feel all rich and pampered us was the
Lexus ES 300h. The amount of smart features like HUD, driving modes and three-zone
climate control and the hybrid nature of the ES 300h makes it our pick for this
year. The breathtaking exterior is matched by an equally fascinating interior.
India Favourite Compact SUV of 2018: Volvo XC40 R-Design
Long time readers would be aware of how we value safety and
the XC40 being a Volvo already gets a good head start. The fact that it gets radar
based assist features, a capable engine with paddle shifters and sharp looks land
it the crown of our favourite Compact SUV this year.
India Favourite 500cc+ Motorcycle of 2018: Suzuki GSX S750
The mid-segment naked bike from Suzuki was a lot of fun on
the track and we found it very maneuverable despite the massive and mean
looking facade of the bike. The easy start function is a nice little touch and
the brakes were a godsend.
India Favourite SUV of 2018: Mahindra Alturas G4
A capable SUV is one that can literally go anywhere and
still provide you with a comfortable cabin. The new Mahindra Alturas G4 takes
the crown for this one and it speaks loads about the work that Mahindra has
poured into it. The Alturas has comfortable and cozy interiors to suite your
city needs and this 4x4 is also mighty capable when you take it off road.
India Favourite Motorcycle of 2018: TVS Apache RTR 160 4v
To win this category the product had to be usable for daily
usage, have a justifiable price and still not skimp on many features. The bike
that fit the bill was the TVS Apache RTR 160 4v FI version. We picked the fuel
injected version for the smoother power delivery and the slightly better
mileage that one could expect. The bike looks great now that it resembles the Apache
RTR 200 4v, the performance is unquestionable and it even has a great
India Favourite Car of 2018: 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift
The new Swift fits a lot of the qualities that were
mentioned in the favourite bike criteria. There is loads of space for the
occupants, the updated looks are eye catching and the interior quality has also
received an upgrade. The engines remain the same as before but the performance
wasn't bad to start with. We like the diesel motor a bit better due to the
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