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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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.

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 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.

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...

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...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza AGS

Maruti Suzuki has been at the forefront of bringing the two-pedal technology to the common man ever since they launched the Celerio back in 2014. They carried the practice by introducing Auto Gear Shift (AGS), Marut...

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...

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 1.5 litre petrol Ford EcoSport AT (Titanium +) Road Test Review

In a country where car buyers are obsessed with engine capacity and sporty performance, the freshly designed new Ford EcoSport with a brand new 1.5 litre petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission is ...

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 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...

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

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

New Chevrolet Cruze Road Test Review

Back in 2009 General Motors India brought a magnificent car, the Chevrolet Cruze, that mixed luxury, comfort and technology in the right proportions. Since then it has been a best seller and that is only because ove...

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...

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...

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 ...

Mahindra TUV300 First Drive Road Test Review

Life, they say is all about balancing things. At Mahindra & Mahindra, it has reached perfection. Look at their models, each one scores on the practicality front. The vehicles are a right combination of speed, looks,...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

4S Fluidic Hyundai Verna - Road Test Review

Ever since the Hyundai Verna was launched in 2006, this compact sedan won the hearts of hundreds and thousands of customers in the country. The car simply got better in its looks and performance as the years went by...

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...

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...

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 ...

Jaguar F-type V8S

Jaguar F-type V8S

Aug 29 2014

To tell you the truth, the F-Type has been around for some time in India but when Jaguar asked us if we wanted to have another go at it, we simply jumped to it and said ‘Yes’. How would you not, for something that l...

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...

New Volkswagen Polo

The Germans are known for their obsession with quality and the new VW Polo is just another tribute to their legacy. For a fan (and owner) of the previous version of this car, the new Polo is a basket full of delight...

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...

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...




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