2020 Honda City First Drive: City Perfect

For generations, the Honda City has been keeping families all over the world happy with what it had to offer in terms of styling, comfort, performance and reliability. Now it’s the turn of the all-new 5th Generation...

First drive of Polaris Sportsman 570 tractor

Polaris India recently launched the company’s first road legal vehicle, the Sportsman 570 tractor. Roy P. Tharyan drives it to find out what this little tractor offers for those interested in tilling their land. Thi...

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO Very Expressive

Maruti Suzuki which launched the S-Presso recently in the country is offering the car with a 998cc petrol K10B engine. There is an option of either a 5 speed manual transmission or an AMT or Automated Manual Trans...

DATSUN GO, GO+ (CVT) An automatic with panache

Two of the most affordable cars in the Datsun stable, the five-seater Datsun GO and the seven-seater Datsun GO+ will now get a new automatic transmission. Unlike the Automated Manual Transmissions offered for entry ...

Renault Triber MPV  Born to Lead

Renault Triber MPV is a seven-seater sub 4 metre vehicle that could bring about a massive change in the lifestyles of middle class people. With four different variants -- RXE at one end, RXL, RXT and RXZ, the car co...

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios  A feature-rich treat

The new Grand i10 Nios has been launched with one basic reason, to beat Maruti Suzuki Swift in its game. So let’s do a quick comparison.

MARUTI SUZUKI XL6 MPV  Plush Journey

Maruti Suzuki India launched a new premium MPV, the XL6 based on the Ertiga platform. This vehicle is a wee bit bigger in dimension that the Ertiga with a lot of sophisticated features. Let us check out the new feat...

Hyundai Kona Electric Green Speedster

Usually electric vehicles are considered boring and impractical by Indians because of the very limited choice available in the market today. But all that perception is bound to change with the launch of the Hyundai ...

Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4X4 SUV Off road review

The Bharat Stage VI ready Jeep Compass Trailhawk may not look very different from the Jeep Compass variants already available in India. But take a closer look and you will find that it’s actually cut out for some g...

Maruti Suzuki 1.5 litre diesel Ciaz Road Test Review

The Ciaz already has a 1.5 litre petrol engine which is doing pretty well in the country. It’s also there in the new Ertiga. Now the Ciaz will have a new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine and it comes mated to a new ...

BMW i3s all-electric car Road Test Review

With barely any infrastructure for charging of electric vehicles and no major takers for electric cars in the country, one really does not understand why BMW is showcasing its futuristic (at least for India) electri...

2019 Ford Figo Facelift First Drive Review

My recent outing was nothing short of a blue safari. I was in Jodhpur which is known as the ‘blue city’ and I was there to drive the new Ford Figo which comes in a new trim called ‘Titanium Blu’. Ford’s successful h...

2019 All New Honda Civic First Drive

It was in 1972 that Honda had globally launched the Civic and since then it has sold more than 25 million units in more than 170 countries. It has been sold as a sedan, a coupe and a hatch worldwide. India saw the 8...

2019 Force Gurkha Xtreme 4X4 REAL BEAST

The new Force Gurkha Xtreme 4x4 from Force Motors is a true definition of a real beast. It may have a bland cabin but when it comes to its engine, transmission, transfer box, suspension and build, it’s every off-roa...

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga| First Drive Review | A Splash of Smart

The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment in India seems to be experiencing quite a bit of activity lately. The Mahindra Marazzo came into existence and Datsun also refreshed the Go+. Now we have the Next-Gen Ertiga f...

Mahindra Marazzo  | First Drive

After finding inspiration from creatures of land and air Mahindra & Mahindra has dived deep down into the vast seas and found a fascination towards the ultimate aquatic predator, the shark. This has resulted in thei...

2018 Honda CR-V Diesel 4WD | First Drive

Honda of Japan has a very cautious approach to making cars, so much so that I personally feel that they are a tad slow in introducing new products and technology in the country. A case in point is the new Honda CR-V...

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz | First Drive

I had before me a spruced up Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. It had now got a new 1.5 litre smart hybrid petrol engine with a 4-speed automatic transmission. I had to find out whether this new face-lifted Ciaz was ready to take...

2018 Honda Jazz First Drive

The 2018 edition of the Honda Jazz is here and it brings a couple of changes with it. We drive the petrol CVT variant to see how well the new additions work in the favour of the premium hatchback.

BMW X3 Luxury Line Road Test Review

This is the third generation BMW X3 and the company has for the first time introduced a “Luxury Line” variant in the BMW SAV line-up. We were only too keen to find out whether this Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) had...

Volvo XC40 R-Design Road Test Review

The Volvo XC40 SUV which was launched globally late 2017 has garnered orders of more than 80,000 units. This has prompted the company to increase production at its two plants globally, one in Belgium and the other i...

Ford EcoSport S (petrol) road test review

If you think that the new Ford EcoSport S petrol is just an additional variant added on to the EcoSport fleet by Ford India, you are mistaken. The new Ford EcoSport S has a lot to offer in terms of technology and al...

Plush New Mahindra XUV5OO W11-O

Mahindra & Mahindra is known for its rugged utility vehicles. The company, however, is beginning to understand the language of sophistication and comfort and has, in fact, mastered it with the Plush New XUV5OO.

2018 Honda Amaze Review

Things are heating up in the compact sedan segment, and it’s not because of the onset of summer but much rather due to the anticipation surrounding the launch of Honda’s latest contender-- the all new Amaze. Set to ...

Toyota Yaris Road Test Review

The Yaris name was derived from the word Charis, the Greek Goddess of grace and beauty. The new Toyota Yaris too exudes a lot of elegance. We were eager to find out whether this graceful product could master the roa...

Mercedes Benz S 350 D Road Test Review

It has been nearly four years since the 6th generation Mercedes Benz S-Class was launched in India and I had just arrived at the opulent Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad to drive the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class. Essenti...

All-new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Road Test Review

The Swift continues to feature amongst the top five selling cars in India for over a decade and this is for good measure, the looks of the Swift are chic and suave. The new third generation model carries forward a v...

Audi Q5 Review : Same dough, new taste

Every year around Christmas time, my mother gets out her baking mitts and kneads up some of the best doughnut dough I have ever tasted. But this year was different. This year I decided to help out in the kitchen. Wh...

Volkswagen Passat Review- Winds of Change

It was a foggy morning in Delhi, I was behind the wheel of the swanky new Volkswagen Passat when a familiar song echoed over the radio. It was the 'Winds of Change' by the Scorpions, a song I grew up hearing. There ...

Lexus NX 300h Road Test Review

While most car manufacturers stick to the safe zone when it comes to designs, Lexus seems to have chosen a very radical path when it comes to styling of their vehicles. A case in point is the new Lexus NX 300h and i...

Audi A5 & S5 Sportback First Impression

We got our hands very briefly on the new Audi A5 Sportback and the new Audi S5 Sportback. Though we drove the cars barely for a few kilometres on a turf that was not the right one, we must admit that both the models...

Skoda Kodiaq Road Test Review

SUV stands for Sport Utility Vehicle, but that is not necessarily the case with the new Skoda Kodiaq which is more stylish than sporty. Essentially a seven-seater, this SUV comes with four wheel drive capability and...

Skoda Octavia RS First Impression

I was at the Raymond race track in Mumbai to test out the shiny new Skoda Octavia RS. A top speed of 250kmph, a 0-100kmph time of 6.8 seconds, 226hp from 5500-6200rpm and 350Nm of torque from as low as 1500rpm to 45...

2017 All-new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross road test review

Despite the fact the government of India has stopped hand holding car makers manufacturing hybrid vehicles Maruti Suzuki has taken a brave step in putting in hybrid technology in the all-new S-Cross. The new S-Cross...

Renault Captur road test review | First drive

We got our hands on the good looking Renault Captur Platine, top end variant which is the most premium version across Renault cars. Incidentally, the Platine variant is making its global debut in India.

2017 Hyundai Verna Road Test Review

Imagine biting into a juicy burger loaded with tenderly roasted meat, layers of melted cheese, fried egg sunny side up, a few strips of bacon, a slice of ham and oodles of mayo. I’m sure your mouth is probably water...

Tata Nexon compact SUV  First Drive

When Tata Motors unveiled the Nexon concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, it captivated one and all with its futuristic design and modish character. Not many were aware of what the final production ready version would look...

Tata Tiago AMT Road Test Review

To begin with, Tata has ticked quite a few boxes with the Tiago. In my book it scores well in terms of looks, features, powertrain, build quality and price. Now Tata is offering the Tiago with an automatic transmiss...

Force Gurkha Xplorer 3-door 4X4 Review

With its body design based on an old version of the Mercedes G-Wagen, the 2017 Force Grukha 4X4 now comes with a BS IV engine and some spruced up features. We check it out for you

BMW 330i GT Road Test Review

To look at the new BMW 330i GT is as elegant as Jennifer Lopez in a ball gown. Her curves are sensual and every line has been intricately crafted to give this new 3 Series Gran Turismo a sensual appeal.

2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift Review

Skoda Auto India has finally given the Octavia a facelift. The outgoing model was largely popular due to its neat no-nonsense design. The new model gets a more bold and unique look. Skoda has not introduced any upda...

Volvo V90 Cross Country Road Test Review

Going by today’s popular design trends prevalent in the Indian car industry, the Volvo V90 Cross Country does not come across as a very exciting design. It’s more on the lines of a station wagon or an estate as we c...

New Audi A3 Road Test Review

The A3 has been Audi's most affordable model in India. It has contributed a lot to the German manufacturer's sales volumes here in India. A few months back the A3 facelift was introduced, it features some aesthetic ...

2017 New Volkswagen Tiguan Road Test Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan aims to carve a space for itself in the premium SUV segment where the likes of the BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and Audi Q3 exist. But does it have the 'Eye of the tiger' or the thrill of the fight? Do...

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Road Test Review

It is obvious that the slates were wiped clean by designers when they took to the drawing boards with the new 3rd generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire. The results are quite refreshing. While most of us are used to seeing...

Lexus ES 300h Hybrid | First Drive

And then I laid my eyes on the new Lexus ES 300h luxury sedan. I stepped in and asked the Lexus technical person whether I could turn on the engine. “It’s already on,” he said with a smile. Dammit! How could I be so...

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS First Drive

Maruti Suzuki may be the No.1 car manufacturer in the country and their cars may be the best when it comes to utilitarian advantages. But driving a stock car from Maruti Suzuki on an international high speed race ci...

Honda WR-V Road Test Review

The new Honda WR-V which comes in both petrol and diesel engine option (a 1.5L, i-DTEC, diesel and a 1.2L, i-VTEC, petrol engine) could give cars like the Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, Volkswagen Cross Pol...

Skoda Superb  Road Test Review

Skoda's flagship model Superb is quintessential in every respect. The nature of this machine is tamed yet it can unleash brute performance at the flick of a lever and dominate the road with beastly power. We got our...

2017 Long Wheel Base Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350d: Road Test Review

The new 5th generation Long Wheel Base E-Class from Mercedes Benz India is not all about speed, power and torque. It is a lot about Indulgence. Where else in the world will you find in a car, a rear seat so spaciou...

Facelifted 2017 Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai's Grand i10 facelift feels impressive in almost every aspect. A few aesthetic changes on the outside and the addition of some contemporary features in its cabin are major highlights of what's new on this pop...

Volkswagen Ameo TDI Performance Review

While Maruti and Hyundai have been the major players in this segment, there is still a large scope for improvement. This is where we feel Volkswagen has capitalised extremely well with their new Ameo TDI. The Ameo g...

Toyota Platinum Etios Road Review

The Toyota Etios sedan has been immensely popular in the commercial market (taxi segment) in India, but was never revered as a passenger car. The company recently launched the Platinum Etios with mild updates all ro...

Volvo 9400 series 12m & 14.5 metre luxury coaches

I drove the 12 metre 8 litre vehicle first. The engine was mated to a 6 speed synchromesh manual transmission. Except for getting used to its size, there was almost nothing that was different from an ordinary sedan....

2016 Hyundai Tucson Road Test Review

The all new Hyundai Tucson comes with two engine options: Nu 2.0 litre petrol and R 2.0 litre diesel. While the petrol is based on a dual VTVT engine technology, the diesel is based on an e-VGT engine technology.

New Toyota Fortuner Drive Review

The new Toyota Fortuner sports a very sleek design language, with crisp and clear lines defining its silhouette. If you were a fan of the old variant, then the new one will catch you off guard.

Tata Hexa First Drive

Tata Hexa First Drive

Oct 24 2016

Tata began work on the Hexa a few years back. They tested it over eight hundred thousand kilometers, in temperatures ranging from minus twenty degrees to upwards of fifty degrees Celsius, over three continents and v...

Mahindra e20 Plus P8 First Impression

Zero to 100kmph in 5 seconds? Nah! Styled like a Ferrari? Nah! 4X4 on the fly? Nah! Can be tanked up in 5 minutes? Nah! Can save you, your children, your grandchildren and the entire posterity from the ugly and dang...

Honda Accord Hybrid Road Test Review

Let’s sing the birthday song first. The Honda Accord is into its 40th year today, having been launched in 1976. The Accord has sold more than 21 million units all over the world. In these last 40 years the car has u...

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Road Test Review

We were the first in the country to review this magnificent 4X4 off roader a few months back at the Isuzu Motors’ new plant in SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. But then the drive was limited to a spin around the semi-buil...

Toyota Innova Crysta (Petrol & Diesel) Road Test Review

Cars, cameras, micro chips and miniskirts, all of them have one thing in common! They all seem to be getting smaller by the day. Thankfully, one manufacturer is not making the compact compromise. Toyota showcased th...

New Hyundai Elantra | Road Test Review

Well, if you were not blown away previously by Hyundai's Fluidic design concept then I am sure the new design on the Hyundai Elantra will do the Job. This executive sedan has looks which can rival some German and Sw...

All new Audi A4 Road Test Review

They say the only thing better than a German sedan is another German sedan and that has become an endless battle between these stalwarts. But no battle is won without bold moves and Audi has done just that with thei...

Renault Kwid 1 litre  Road Test Review

Renault has now introduced the Kwid with a new heart, a one litre (999cc) three cylinder engine. The Kwid was always a bold looking vehicle; it’s now got a stronger heart. Except for the heart transplant, there is ...

Ford Mustang GT: First Impressions on the race track

There can be no better deal than driving a fast car on a race track, not bothering to look out for stray animals or reckless jaywalkers. The fast car I got to drive was the American iconic muscle car -- the Ford Mus...

Tata Tiago Road Test Review

When Tata Motors brought out their Tiago hatchback, their sentiment for a revolution became evident. The Tiago is not just contemporary in design but every inch and corner of this vehicle brings a breath of freshnes...

Volkswagen Ameo Road Test Review

Volkswagen’s new compact sedan Ameo will be pitting itself against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze and Tata Zest. Will it give its competitors a run for their money? Let’s check out the ...

Audi R8 V10 Plus: Lightning Fast

Well believe it or not the Audi R8 V10 Plus is infact that fast, quick and mind bogglingly aggressive to have me sitting there confused, thinking is this actually real. The new Audi is powered by a 5204cc naturally ...

Datsun redi-GO Road Test Review I Motown India

At the heart of the redi-GO is a 799cc petrol motor which also powers the Kwid. The engine produces 53.6bhp @ 5678rpm and 72Nm of torque at 4386rpm. The engine is complimented by the overall dimensions of the car wh...

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Road Test Review: FIRST IMPRESSION

We got an opportunity to drive the V-Cross on a makeshift track in Isuzu Motors’ new plant at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh on an extremely hot summer day. With temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius, and not a s...

Honda BR-V Road Test Review

One of the most overused terms in the automotive world is SUV. The market for compact SUVs in India has been picking up momentum ever since the country saw the launch and success of the Renault Duster. While some bi...

Mahindra NuvoSport N 8 Road Test Review

For the Mahindras, who have been ruling the roost in this SUV segment, it’s been one long and interesting journey. Their portfolio today consists of the Scorpio, the Bolero, the XUV 500, the KUV 100, the TUV 300 and...

Volvo S60 Cross Country Road Test Review

Safety and style have been going hand in hand for Volvo in India. Today the Volvo Auto India stable has beautiful and dependable vehicles like the all new XC90, the XC60, the S60, the S80, the V40 and the V40 cross ...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza  Road test Review

The Brezza has been launched in the country in several variants with prices starting at Rs 6.99 lakh. We got to drive the top end variant (but without the dual tone body colour scheme), the ZDi+ and found the vehicl...

New Honda Amaze CVT Road Test review

When Honda first launched the Amaze back in 2013 it was an instant success. Consumers looking to buy a car in the compact sedan segment finally had another choice apart from Maruti Suzuki’s Swift Dzire. Not only did...

Maruti Swift Dzire ZDI AMT Road Test Review

Most Indians wake up to a world of chaos and anarchy every day. We follow a daily grind and leave the comfort of our homes to battle our way to work. But what if the battle were to be made easier? What if comfort an...

Mahindra KUV1OO road test review

It’s perhaps an unwritten rule at Mahindra & Mahindra that when they make a vehicle, it better look tough, it better feel tough and it better ride tough. In short, it better rule the Indian roads. Mahindra & Mahindr...

All-new Audi Q7 Road Test Review

The new Audi Q7 sports utility vehicle was launched in the country early December 2015. The vehicle is powered by a 45 TDI (3.0 TDI) diesel engine that delivers 249 bhp and 600 Nm of peak torque. With this new model...

Tata Zica: Will this be the Big One for Tata Motors?

The Tata Zica from Tata Motors is a refreshingly designed hatchback. It is to be seen whether this product finally captures the imagination of the Indian masses. A one-time confident player in the Indian passenger c...

Mercedes AMG GT S Track Test Review

A few years ago, Mercedes for the first time on their own gave us the brilliant Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. It was the first time that a full blown performance car came out of the Mercedes factory that wasn’t in collabor...

Audi A3 Cabriolet Road Test Review

We took the saucy A3 Cabriolet for a spin and boy oh boy was it an experience. Just like that saucy lady on the beach, the A3 cabriolet is a blend of perfection. She isn’t really roaring for attention or being blata...

2015 Audi RS7 Sportback Road Test Review

Audi RS7 Sportback has a twin turbo charged 4 litre V8 with direct injection producing 560bhp around 5700 to 6000 rpm and 700Nm of Torque just from 1750 all the way up to 5500rpm mated to a 8-speed tipronic sporty t...

Maruti Suzuki Baleno First Drive Road Test review

Maruti did have a Baleno sedan a long while ago but that was discontinued. It was a good car but a product which the aam admi did not appreciate a lot. Now comes the new avatar of the Baleno and everything seems to ...

Ford Figo First Drive Road Test Review

A few years ago, Ford gave us a small hatch back based on the Fiesta Classic platform and I thought it was brilliant. So much that my family and I actually bought one. Having some of its roots from America, it likes...

Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive Road Test Review

In the recent past General Motors India has been in the news for some good reasons. One of them is that Ms May Barra, CEO of General Motors globally has promised to pump in 1 $ billion more into India. This is defin...

Volvo XC90 First Drive Road Test Review

Some cars are about powerful engines, some cars are about aggressive looks and some cars are just about luxury and safety. But if one were to combine all these critical features and grind them into a winning formula...

2015 Audi A6 First Drive Road Test Review

Audi’s A6 sedan has been one of the most popular cars from Audi’s stable. It’s been a while since Audi showed some love to it. Now they have shown it some love with the 2015 A6 and they have thrown in some really cl...

Abarth 595 Competizione: Track Test Review

The Abarth 595 Competizione is essentially a Fiat 500 Cinquecento but with many improvisations and enhancement which come with the Abarth badge. The 595 has very chic and urban looks, the front sports dual Xenon Pro...

Hyundai Creta SUV Road Test Review

The Hyundai Creta makes its entry into one of the latest and most competitive segments of the Indian automobile market – the Compact SUV segment. We took the Creta for a test review from Pune to Lonavla by the end o...

New Mahindra Thar CRDe Off-Road review

There could not have been a better place to test drive the new Thar that was launched by Mahindra & Mahindra. Apart from several new features that have been added to the new Thar CRDe, the vehicle has now got a mech...

Ford Figo Aspire First Drive Road Test Review

When Ford told us that they are making a brand new Figo from ground up and will also make a compact sedan out of it too, to be honest I was a bit skeptical. You see, I own the current Figo Hatchback which I love and...

S-Cross 1.6 Road Test Review

Now with the new S-Cross, the Maruti name takes a back seat and Suzuki gets a predominant role to play. This new crossover is a Suzuki Cross or an S-Cross to be precise. The new crossover from the company will be so...

The New Age XUV 5OO Road Test Review

It’s a hot and humid day. A light breeze is ruffling the long blades of grass. Slowly edging towards its prey, the cheetah inches forward. Its heart is racing because it hasn’t fed in days. The time has come for it ...

New Honda Jazz Road Test Review: First Drive

The Jazz is now 3955mm long while the wheelbase measures 2530mm. The ground clearance is 165mm, which is better than before and potholes or abnormally large speed breakers should not be an issue any longer. The susp...

Volvo S60 R-Design Road Test Review

In India, people are slowly getting to know more about Volvo cars, and the ones who do have only one opinion of it. “It’s a great car, it’s the safest car” and that’s it. This has been quite a problem for Volvo in I...

Mercedes Benz S-Guard TrackTest Review

Apart from the gun wielding jumbo bodyguards sticking to you like glue, you also need a safe car to take you places, safely and in comfort. Fear no more, as Mercedes has brought in a new car just for you. Mercedes h...

BMW Z4 Road Test Review

If you have 70 lakh rupees lying around the house and you want to buy a car, but you also want to stand out a wee bit with that purchase, what can you get? Also, let’s say you desperately want a roadster and you ...

Mini Cooper D 5-Door -- Road Test Review

If you have seen the movie ‘The Italian Job’ you are bound to be a fan of the Mini. One of the reasons I was hitched to this movie was because it displays how agile a Mini Cooper can be. It is not just about how fas...

Hyundai i20 Active-Road Test Review

The first thought that comes to your mind when you see a Hyundai i20 Active is, “Hey, I have seen many like that in India”. Yes, the i20 Active may look like an ordinary crossover, but get a closer look and you get ...

MINI Cooper D Vs Go-Kart-Track Test Review

When the New Original MINI was launched, the boss of MINI said that the “New MINI handles like a go kart. It is a go-kart for the road.” So we set up a challenge and tried to find out if it was true. Does a regular ...




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