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...

2019 ISUZU D-MAX V-CROSS Interesting Features

No, this is not the V-Cross with the new powertrain. This one was launched a couple of months back and it merely comes with 20 new features. In this report, we shall be concentrating on these new features and see if...

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...

KIA SELTOS SUV First Drive Report -Tiger nosed Marvel

The Goan rains were not a deterrent, rather it added to the fun quotient when it came to driving the Kia Seltos SUV. Kia Motors India is offering this vehicle with a plethora of permutations and combinations.

Mahindra XUV300 AMT First Drive Review

It was in early February 2019 that we had reviewed the Mahindra XUV 300. We reviewed the 1. 5 litre diesel engine vehicle mated to a six speed manual transmission. The XUV 300 also comes with a 1.2 litre petrol eng...

MG Hector SUV First Drive Review

The MG Hector SUV from MG Motor India has the words “Internet Inside” displayed at the rear in the case of the diesel model and on the side, in the case of the petrol hybrid vehicle. There is plenty of reason for th...

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...

MINI John Cooper Works | Track Test Review

Over the years MINIs have evolved a lot. And I do not mean that it has just evolved in terms of their design, or engine or equipment; that they surely have. But the MINIs have evolved from being just a concept in th...

2019 Ford Endeavour Review | Motown India

The 2019 Ford Endeavour does not boast of many changes but did it need them in the first place? We try and answer this very question.

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...

Mahindra XUV300 First Drive- Perfect Recipe

Mahindra & Mahindra has decided to dip its hands in the compact SUV segment, which is already too crowded at this point. In fact there are so many of them and they all offer something unique that one is left wonderi...

2019 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID ELECTRIC The Future is Here

All those out there who feel that India will be riding a great electric vehicle dream can actually suck their thumbs. And I am serious about it. If at all we can get close to that dream, it has to be through the hyb...

New Nissan Kicks | KICK -ASS | First Drive

When I come across any vehicle that calls itself an SUV I am tempted to take it on the road less travelled just to test it out whether it is a worthy SUV or not, even though it may not have any four wheel drive. The...

New Isuzu mu-X 4X4 | Chieftain Material | First Drive

The new Isuzu mu-X which was launched late 2018 is a face lifted version of the previous model. The design of the new Isuzu 4X4 mu-X which has been inspired by an eagle now gets smart looking LED DRLs. There is als...

Mini Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired | Maxi Cool | Driven

Unlike the conventional MINI Cooper S 3-door convertible we drove earlier, the Mini Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired variant is a full-fledged four-door car which can seat five adults comfortably, has decent luggage...

Mahindra Alturas G4 First Drive

Sometimes I wonder why it took so much time for Mahindra & Mahindra to get serious about their Ssangyong models, especially the Rexton which they launched several years ago. Nobody in India really knew from where th...

2018 Hyundai Santro | First Drive

The 2018 Hyundai Santro built on a new K1 platform still carries the legendary tall boy design. But it is no more just the boxy shape. The car is a lot more contemporary in its looks. The car now comes in D-lite var...

2018 Ford Aspire | First Drive

It’s Enter the Dragon Part 3. After the Figo and the Freestyle, this new sub-4 metre Ford Aspire too has got the same 1.2 litre TiVCT 3-cylinder petrol engine mated to a new 5-speed manual gear box. There is also a ...

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.

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...

Toyota Yaris: Pros and Cons

We got our hands on the top-end CVT-i model of the new Toyota Yaris and here is a list of 5 things we liked in the sedan and 5 things we did not like.

Mercedes AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ Track Review

Imagine going on a blind date and meeting an incredibly beautiful lady. Even before you get to know her in the way you want, she is gone, leaving you with a heavy heart but with a memory that’s going to last a lifet...

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...

2018 Ford Freestyle Review

Built on the Ford Figo platform, the new Ford Freestyle is a lot different because it has got a wider track, a better ride height, new set of 15 inches tyres wrapped around in smart black alloys and a ground clearan...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jeep Compass Limited 4X4 First Drive

Is the all-new Jeep Compass going to be the knight in shining armour for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India? We checked it out in the jungles of Goa to make up our mind.

Toyota Innova Touring Sport Review

Take a savory bowl full of butter chicken and add a dash of cayenne pepper, the result is one saucy dish. That is exactly what Toyota has done with their Innova Crysta and dubbed it the Innova Touring Sport. The rew...

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...

Isuzu mu-X 4-wheel drive Road Test Review

Baahubali, the name invokes masculinity in its purest form. You imagine brawn in epic dimensions and strength insurmountable. That’s the name that came to my lips when I set eyes on this mighty Isuzu mu-X sports uti...

Lexus LX 450d SUV | First Drive

I was now behind the massive looking Lexus 450d diesel SUV. Its girth was intimidating and I wondered how it would cope on these long twisting roads with so many of those difficult hairpins. I got on to my seat and ...

Lexus RX 450h F Sport Hybrid | First Drive

The RX 450h comes in two variants—a Luxury variant and a Sport variant. I got the keys to the F Sport. This hybrid has got to be different, I told myself while getting into this SUV that is far cleaner and greener t...

Ford Figo Sports Edition Review

It’s the looks that have got a sporty tweak in the Ford Figo Sports Edition. Ford India is just getting better at enhancing its sporty image with the beautiful Mustang being the icing on the Ford cake. Now with the...

Renault Lodgy Stepway Drive Experience

Does the new Renault Lodgy Stepway offer what it takes to be a winner? Though the Renault Lodgy Stepway was launched a few months back, there is lot to discover driving it at night in choc a block traffic in an unco...

Tata Tigor First Drive

All of us who were there at the recent Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland would vouch for the fact that there is another word besides Namo that is getting popular by the day and that is TaMo from Tata Motors. The comp...

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...

Eicher Polaris Multix MX Review

When we speak of Eicher, we talk about rugged trucks, buses and motorcycles. When we talk about Polaris, we recall immense off road capability. Combine both of these brands and what you get is the Multix, a versatil...

Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Petrol Manual & Diesel AMT Review

I liked the Ignis and found it a very practical car. But I was a tad disappointed with the fact that several of its interesting features like tab like touch screen, LED projector headlamps, toggle switches for the c...

New Skoda Rapid  Road Review

The new Skoda Rapid packs a lot of features and gets a right mix performance and comfort, making it a force to reckon with. We got a chance to take the new Rapid for a spin and here is what we made of it.

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...

Mercedes Benz C43 AMG 4MATIC Track review

With great speed comes an even greater responsibility of control and that is exactly what the Mercedes C 43 AMG displays. It has been pioneered to perform in every aspect and that sets it a class apart from every ot...

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.

New Fiat Linea Review

New Fiat Linea Review

Nov 01 2016

The Linea 125-S is not a sports car, but it has the fastest petrol motor amongst all the c-segment sedans in the Indian market. To put things into perspective her 1.4 litre, turbocharged, 4 cylinder motor puts out a...

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...

Volvo S90 (Inscription) Road Test Review

The new Volvo S90 is so much about fine styling and opulence. Whether you end up being chauffeured around (like most affluent Indians do) or driving the car all by yourself (like many adventurous Indians do), the ca...

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...

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 ...

Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione Road Test Review

The first time I got my hands on the Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione was on the Buddh International Circuit. The 595 was really small in proportions and just simply had a very cute look about it. The people from Fiat t...

Audi RS 6 Avant Road Test Review

When you hear the word estate or station wagon, the first thing that comes to mind is a soccer mom dropping her kids off for practice. But Audi decided it was time to break that stereotype and ended up making one of...

Mercedes-Benz GLC 220 d 4Matic: Well endowed

When things go bad, you can either slip into a corner and brood or you can continue to push yourself hard to win. The story of Mercedes-Benz India is more about pushing itself hard to win. Despite the ridiculous ban...

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...

Mahindra TUV 300 - 100 HP Road Test Review

In the world of SUVs there are only two things which hold utmost priority. The first being space and the second being performance. When Mahindra introduced the TUV 300 to the market in India, it came with Mahindra's...

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 ...

2016 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800: Best Bargain

In light of competition and staying contemporary in terms of design, Maruti did away with the age old 800 and brought in two new offerings on the Alto platform -- the Alto K10 and the Alto 800. The Alto 800 lies in ...

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...

BMW 320d M Sport Road Test Review

In today's age and date most of the vehicles on Indian roads look mean and aggressive but rarely back that look with power packed performance. But there are a few car makers out there who believe looks are only as g...

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...

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDI+ SHVS Road Test Review

The Indian subcontinent is a land filled with wonders and beauty. The expanse of the country is filled with a variety of terrain and most of the exotic destinations it offers can be traversed by road. But on these j...

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...

Volkswagen Polo GT TSI & Polo GT TDI Road Test Review

Volkswagen’s Polo GT has been the closest we have had to getting to a hot hatch for a while. The diesel GT TDI is the one with the manual, while the petrol TSI is the Automatic. Volkswagen has slightly updated both ...

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 ...

Isuzu MU7 Automatic Premium Road Test Review

Everybody loves to drive off-road, the British, the Indians, the Americans, the Russians, the Malaysians and even the Japanese. But these days, most SUVs that boast of mighty off-road abilities are seldom taken off ...

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...

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...

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...

BMW X5 xDrive30d Road Test Review

The 3rd generation BMW X5 is like a Gulliver on our Indian roads. Now with our cows on the roads as free as the birds in the skies, and our stray dogs breeding like Indians, one really has to be careful with this mo...

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...

Audi Q3 2015 First Drive Road Test Review

The new Q3 is now a pretty charming young fellow. What really caught my eye was the new sculpted single frame front grille finished in my favourite brushed aluminium, chiselled in a 3-dimensional shape with sharp ed...

Celerio diesel ZDi Road Test Review

This country really loves a diesel car. Every kilometer driven is a saving of sorts for them because of the lower price of diesel fuel as compared to petrol. For Maruti Suzuki it’s also a matter of pride when it com...

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 ...

BMW X3

BMW X3

Mar 12 2015

No, not the classified portal that goes by the name Craigs list, this new BMW X3 surely makes it to our Crags list. Crag, by the way, means steep rugged rocky mass. This one’s a true off-roader by all means, that’s ...

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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