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...

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...

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...

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...

Hyundai Venue | First Drive Review

The new Hyundai Venue is a connected sub compact SUV that will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. So can it beat its rivals just on the basis of...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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 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...

Volvo S60 Polestar Review

The new Volvo S60 Polestar is a 362bhp road shearing monster which tears up the asphalt, going from 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds and draws its genes from Volvo's performance division - Polestar. Volvo has launch...

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...

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...

Audi RS7 Sportback Performance

The Performance version of the Audi RS 7 Sportback is no different. This is a more powerful variant of the RS 7 which in a way is Audi’s way of telling the BMW Ms and the Mercedes-Benz AMGs that its arsenal is loade...

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.

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.

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...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Road Test Review

Just the other day, Jeep, an up market brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launched a handful of Jeep products in India. These included the iconic Wrangler SUV and the Grand Cherokee in three different variants—Limit...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Fiat Avventura  - Road Test Review

Italians generally may not be as tall as the Germans but there is no denying the fact that they are extremely handsome. The Avventura from the Italian stable of Fiat personifies this in more ways than one. My only q...

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...

Tata Bolt Revotron XT - Road Test Review

I got behind the wheels of the Bolt in the lovely city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. This was the first major drive organised by Tata Motors with Mayank Pareek as the company’s bossman of the passenger car division. He i...

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Sport - Road Test Review

BMW and Audi have ruled the Rs 35 lakh compact luxury SUV segment for years now, for reasons beyond human comprehension. All this while Mercedes sat out of this fight in India for far too long but now have decided t...

New Škoda Rapid 1.5 TDI 7-Speed AT (DSG) - Road Test Review

The new Skoda Rapid is much like the previous version of the car except for a few changes like a bolder looking Skoda badge and a new set of 5-spoke alloys. What really had us excited were the changes Skoda had mad...

Audi A8L 3.0TDI Quattro- Road Test Review

When it comes to luxury, the term refers to the highest standards of quality, refinement and elegance while being extremely expensive. So the question is---Is the new face lifted Audi A8L the best in its segment? We...

Hyundai Elite i20- Road Test Review

Hyundai’s Fluidic design is like a Hollywood blockbuster movie---Exciting, thrilling, action-packed and innovative. Blockbusters also have a sequel. Hyundai’s Fluidic design too has one now. It’s called the Fluidic ...

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...

Fiat Punto Evo

Fiat Punto Evo

Aug 30 2014

Ricetta Italiana, means an Italian recipe. A few years ago Fiat India had launched the Punto in India which was a rather nice car. But the Italian recipe did not go very well with the Indians. It was a good car but ...

Audi A3 Sedan 35TDI

Audi A3 Sedan 35TDI

Aug 09 2014

Audi has made a smart move to bring in the A3 Sedan. On the inside it’s the same chassis that you get in an Octavia and the same engine and transmission you get in every VW group models just tuned differently. So at...

Tata Zest

Tata Zest

Aug 08 2014

Tata Motors has put in several years of hard work behind the new Zest. It’s a sub-4 meter sedan. The company says that it exemplifies the Horizonext themes of Designext, Drivenext & Connectnext for its passenger ve...

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

If you have ever been to a rally stage, then you might have heard the sounds which the cars make at high revs hitting the limiters almost at the starting point during the launch. These are normal road going hatchbac...

Polaris RZR XP 900 EFI

Polaris All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) brings fun back into your boring lives. We got a Ranger RZR XP 900 for a short drive, off the beaten path. This once was a rally-ready vehicle, having won several prizes in the pa...

Toyota Etios Cross

Toyota Etios Cross

May 13 2014

The Etios Cross is not an SUV, yet you cannot help looking at it and saying, “Hey, that’s a compact SUV”. Well, it’s just an Etios Liva hatchback, made to wear a handsome armour made of plastic. When we got our h...

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...

Datsun Go

Datsun Go

Apr 11 2014

It’s no ordinary brand. It comes with a grand legacy. Datsun is a world renowned brand and on March 19, 2014 the first Datsun will be sold to customers in India in the 21st century. Datsun originated in Japan as DAT...

Volkswagen Polo GT TDI

Volkswagen gave us the lovely Polo GT TSI with a turbocharged petrol engine to play with. And now they have plonked the 1.6 litre diesel engine from the Vento TDI in the Polo to create the GT TDI. This is a recipe ...

Volvo V40 Cross Country

Everybody likes a change. Whether it is food, climate, holiday destinations, or many such variables, change is necessary. Cars play a very important role in this changing cycle. Well not earlier, but now with a rang...

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 ...

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 - Road Test Review

Are you the sort of chap who wonders if you can move your apartment on four wheels? Mercedes-Benz has an answer for you, the apartment sized GL-class. The GL defines the word big in every tangible aspect. Big engine...




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