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...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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...

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 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...

All New Maruti Suzuki WagonR  Tall, Trendy & Tough

Maruti Suzuki India has launched the 3rd generation WagonR with a bigger 1.2 L K series engine. The WagonR from Maruti Suzuki was always a tall boy that appealed to a cross section of people in India. They say the p...

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...

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...

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 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Electric | First Drive

The new 7th generation Lexus hybrid electric ES 300h (a fourth generation hybrid) has been improved on several fronts. We check out the changes and its overall performance.

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...

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...

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Road Test Review

When it was launched in 2015, the Hyundai Creta ushered in a new era in the then growing compact SUV segment. It was a massive success for the company and offered premium looks and interiors. The looks were aided by...

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...

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...

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...

All-new Land Rover Discovery HSE Road Test Review

Come to think of it, the Land Rover brand is as old as Independent India! Yes, it was in 1947 that the first Land Rover vehicle was conceived. The all-new Land Rover Discovery promises to be not just an on-road and ...

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport Road Test Review

Pray, why would a maker of beautiful cars, get into making a humongous sized SUV? Maybe it’s just to tell the world, we can do that. Though we got our hands on the new Jaguar F-Pace almost a year after the car was l...

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...

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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Renault Duster Easy-R AMT Road Test Review

The Duster of late has lost some of its sheen because of the intense competition in the mid SUV segment. The Hyundai Creta has taken this SUV segment by storm. In the compact SUV segment too the likes of Mahindra TU...

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...

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...

All New Ford Endeavour 2.2 litre 4X2 AT Road Test Review | Motown India

The All New Ford Endeavour has now been endowed with great off road capabilities. The 3.2 litre TDCi engine, six-speed 4X4 automatic transmission version is the one with a lot of great features, the primary one bein...

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...

TESLA MODEL S ROAD TEST REVIEW

While we Indians were fighting over odd and even number plates of cars and over the ban of diesel engines above 2000cc capacity, I took out time and visited the state of California in the US to test drive a Model S ...

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...

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 ...

Renault Kwid First Drive Road Test Review

At the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi, in the midst of supercars and F1 cars, the crowd, the media, the photographers, the general public, everyone had their eyes glued to the Renault stands. At the show, Renault had a gre...

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...

Mercedes AMG G63 Crazy Colour Edition: Road Test Review

Mercedes-Benz India recently launched the G63 AMG ‘Crazy Colour’ Edition for around Rs. 2 crore plus (ex-showroom Delhi). The massive AMG G63 features a 5461cc V8 Petrol mill which produces 544bhp @ 5500rpm and 760N...

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...

BMW i8 Road Test Review

When BMW unveiled the Vision Concept and said it will do preposterous kmpl figures, we kind of did not believe that. When BMW unveiled the production version of the car we were all busy drooling over the styling and...

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...

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...

Tata GenX Nano Road Test Review

Open Sesame! And bingo, the hatch of the Tata Nano finally opened. Yes, it took several years for Tata Motors to do this, but now that it is open it can stock a lot of bags and can ensure that your long journey is m...

Toyota Camry Hybrid Road Test Review

What I do know is that Toyota is trying their best to conserve as much of it they can with a thing called a hybrid. Essentially it is a petrol powered car with an electric motor. How it works is both the engine and...

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 ...

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 - Road Test Review

The more Mercedes-Benz India understands the Indian market, the more its products are getting so right and so perfect. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 is one such example. The latest from the German luxury car manufacture...

Datsun Go+  - Road Test Review

The Datsun Go, when I first drove it, excited me because of its several features and its cosy seat arrangement, especially in the front. It is an ideal car in the entry level segment. The Go+ is a bigger car on the ...

Isuzu MU-7 - Road Test Review

When I took the MU-7 for an off-road test it just reminded me of how much fun you could have behind the wheel of a real SUV. For those five hours I forgot I was working, I forgot what office looked like, I forgot ab...

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz- Road Test Review

When it comes to the world of sedans, Maruti Suzuki gets a stage fright just before a launch. Old memories begun to haunt it and the country’s No. 1 leader in automobiles begins to sweat. The Kizashi was a beautiful...

Mahindra Reva e2O Premium

Everybody has been going crazy about the environment and blaming the car industry for causing the most amount of damage to our Mother Earth. A few brave car manufacturers in India are actually trying to fix the prob...

Honda City i-DTEC

Honda City i-DTEC

Aug 28 2014

It has only been a short while since Honda Cars India Ltd. launched the 4th generation Honda City in both petrol (i-VTEC) and diesel (i-DTEC) variants. The i-DTEC diesel engines are powered by Honda’s Earth Dreams T...

Tata Nano Twist

Tata Nano Twist

May 08 2014

Tata showcased the Nano Twist for the first time at the Auto Expo in Noida this year. This one is exactly the same as the ones before, except that it comes with a much needed Electric Power Steering, an improved air...

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Camry Hybrid

May 07 2014

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has been in India for around a year and people in the country still have to develop a taste for such cars. India has seen its share of hybrids with the Toyota Prius a few years ago, a Honda C...

Volkswagen Cross Polo

Volkswagen Cross Polo

Nov 05 2013

The modern age is a funny one. Small hatchbacks are becoming larger and SUVs now come in pint sizes. In the midst is a curious amalgam of compact hatchbacks. Volkswagen wants to start a new trend with the new Cross ...

New Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been a yardstick for luxury sedan buyers as supremely tough, powerful and well built cars. But it did not ever cut the mustard in terms of looks. Frankly none of them captured the eye a...

BMW 730Ld Road Test Review

The BMW 7 Series has come a long way in terms of design since its birth. So controversial were the looks that big bimmer became a marmite car, either you love it, or you hate it. But not anymore, the Chris Bangle’s ...




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