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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 Force Gurkha Xtreme 4X4 REAL BEAST

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

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...

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 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 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...

2018 Honda Jazz First Drive

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

BMW X3 Luxury Line Road Test Review

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

New Volvo XC60 First Drive

To “stand tall” means to behave in a brave, proud, or unyielding manner. The new Volvo XC60 exhibits precisely those attributes; it’s a brave product taking on the German flotilla of SUVs, it’s proud of its Scandina...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

New Audi A3 Road Test Review

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

2017 New Volkswagen Tiguan Road Test Review

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

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Road Test Review

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

Lexus 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...

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...

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...

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...

2016 Hyundai Tucson Road Test Review

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

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

2015 Volkswagen Jetta - Road Test Review

The executive sedan segment in India is slowly and gradually growing. This has become a major market in India as more and more car companies who didn’t see any profits in the segment have all brought out new, update...

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...

Audi TT S-Line Quattro  - Road Test Review

I’ll be honest, when I was expecting to drive the Audi TT over the weekend I was ridiculing the car in my mind. I was telling myself, it’s not a great looking car, and the engine is too small, it doesn’t have any po...

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 New Alto K10 - Road Test Review

In the 1980s an English pop singer Paul Young stole the hearts of millions with his song “Love of the Common People”. The lyrics of the song went something like this “….'cause she's living in the love of the common...

Mahindra New Generation Scorpio - Road Test Review

Mahindra new generation Scorpio is all about in the Indian passenger vehicle segment. Ever since it was launched in 2002, the vehicle has caught the imagination of the Indian driver, young and old. It is a favourite...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Honda City 1.5 i-VTEC (CVT)

The new fourth generation Honda City has oodles of space, is fun to drive and gives you great fuel efficiency. This is a rare combination. And mind you, it’s not just the 4 cylinder DOHC i-DTEC 1498cc diesel engine ...

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 ...

Ford EcoSport Titanium Diesel

Ford has been singing praises of their compact SUV EcoSport with their award winning 1.0 EcoBoost petrol engine, and it came out with flying colours in our previous test. Fantastic car, job well done Ford! But it is...

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...

Audi A7 Sportback

Audi A7 Sportback

Sep 12 2013

What do you get between hot and cold, sweet and bitter, fast and slow? You get something which is just-right. The Audi A7 Sportback sits between the luxurious A6 and the powerful A8. The recipe for the A7 is simple,...

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...




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